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Khayar Lake Trek with Poonhill

Duration

(16 Days)

Price

USD: On request

The Khayar Lake Trek is an interesting trekking destination located in the Annapurna region. Only a few years ago, this trail was opened to the public by the government. The major highlights of this trek are the magnificent views of the Annapurna ranges including Annapurna South, Annapurna III and IV, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre and many more over the magnificent Khayar Lake at 4827 meters. Gurung, Magar and Tamang communities are the main populations around the region. The trail gives you the opportunity to explore the unique traditional lifestyle and culture along with the Khayar Lake. During the trekking, enjoy the beautiful views of mountain ranges as you pass through the paddy fields. 

Highlights of Khayar Lake Trek are:

  • Enjoy spectacular view of Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri
  • Hike to the holy Khayar Lake, located at the base of Annapurna South
  • Explore the valley for panoramic and close-up views of the Annapurna mountain
  • Explore the Magar and Gurung people's way of life and culture
  • Be a part of rich bio-diversity region
  • Mesmerizing view from Poon Hill

SPECIAL OFFER: POON HILL TREK WITH KATHMANDU TOUR

 

Tour Overview

ARRIVAL CITY
Kathmandu, Nepal
DEPARTURE CITY
Kathmandu, Nepal
LODGING LEVEL (4 STAR)
Hotel (Yatri Suites and Spa)
ATTRACTIONS
Khayar Lake, Snow-topped mountains, Poon Hill
ACTIVITY
Trekking and Hiking
STYLES
Active Adventures
MIN AGE
15+

Itinerary

This itinerary is a guideline only and we will follow the itinerary as far as possible but due to weather conditions, health conditions, natural disasters and other unfavorable phenomenon your guide might decide to amend or skip the itinerary for your own safety. Your guide will help you at any time with providing indesc-wrapion regarding conditions and safety during the trek.

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, our representative will meet, greet and welcome you in order to transfer you to your confirmed hotel. You can rest, relax and enjoy your time in the hotel or you can stroll around the city.

Accommodation:Overnight in Yatri Suites & Spa or similar.

Maximum Altitude

1,400m/4,593ft

Lodging

Hotel Yatri Suites and Spa

Activity

Arrival

Our guide will receive you at the hotel and then you will head towards Pokhara, which is in the west direction from Kathmandu and lies about 200 kilometers far. Along the highway, enjoy the exciting panorama of rivers and landscapes. Upon arrival in Pokhara, check-in to the hotel and have some rest. Later in the afternoon, you can stroll around the lakeside street of Pokhara and the bank of the Phewa lake.

Accommodation: Overnight in Batika Classic Hotel or similar in Pokhara.

Maximum Altitude

827m/2,713ft

Lodging

Batika Classic Hotel

Activity

Driving & Sightseeing

In the morning, check-out from the hotel and then we'll drive to Nayapul. From Nayapul, the trekking starts with as first destination Tikhedhunga. The trail is easy and most of the trail is smooth ascend to Tikhedhunga.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Tikhedunga.

Maximum Altitude

1,480m/4,855ft

Lodging

Overnight at a lodge

Activity

Driving & Hikking

We'll start trekking from Tikhedhunga to the steep steps of Ulleri. The steep steps Ulleri are very challenging so take your time to ascend while passing along villages and streams. Along the route, you'll get the first sight of the Himalayas of the trek. The trail will then take you through a rhododendron forest that leads into Ghorepani. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Ghorepani.

Maximum Altitude

3,210m/10,531ft

Lodging

Overnight at a lodge

Activity

Hiking

In the early morning, you'll begin the trek to Poon Hill early in the morning to catch the first ray of sunlight. The pleasant sunrise at Poon Hill glides over the culturally rich villages that are set against the background of the majestic mountains. Afterward, we return to Ghorepani and have breakfast. Then, we leave Ghorepani and head for Swata village. After trekking for about 4 hours through dense rhododendron forests, we'll reach today's destination, Swata village.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Swata village.

Maximum Altitude

3,210m/10,531ft

Lodging

Overnight at a lodge

Activity

Hiking

Todays a strenuous day as we have to ascend more than 1500 meters. Leaving Swata village, we ascend over a steep path passing through many beautiful landscapes and gorges. Along the path, one can enjoy the magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna south and Machhapuchhre. After trekking for about 5 to 6 hours, we reach KhobraDanda.

 

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Khobra Danda.

Maximum Altitude

4,020m/13,189ft

Lodging

Overnight at a lodge

Activity

Hiking

Today is the day we will be reaching our main destination. As we leave KhobraDanda, we head to Khayar Base Camp. The route is difficult due to the altitude and it will take about 4 to 5 hours to reach Khayar Base Camp.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Khayar Base Camp.

Maximum Altitude

4,620m/15,157ft

Lodging

Overnight at a lodge

Activity

Hiking

Early in the morning, one can witness the majestic sunrise views over the Annapurna mountain range. Use your whole day to explore and roam around Khayar Lake and its surroundings.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Khayar Base Camp.

Maximum Altitude

4,620m/15,157ft

Lodging

Overnight at a lodge

Activity

Sightseeing

Today, we retrace our trail back to KhobraDanda. The 4 to 5-hour trek is over a wonderful trail with beautiful scenery along the way.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Khobra Danda.

Maximum Altitude

4,020m/13,189ft

Lodging

Overnight at a lodge

Activity

Hiking

Leaving Khobra Danda and we'll pass through hills, gorges, and a forest to reach Chistibung, which will take about 4 to 5 hours. We spend the night in Chistibung.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Chistibung.

Maximum Altitude

3,000m/9,843ft

Lodging

Overnight at a lodge

Activity

Hiking

The trail leads us to many ascends and descends leading through a dense forest to reach Dobato. Along the trail, you can enjoy the beautiful landscapes filled with dense rhododendron forests and panoramic views of mountain ranges.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Dobato.

Maximum Altitude

3,350m/10,991ft

Lodging

Overnight at a lodge

Activity

Hiking

Today, the trail is comparatively easier and requires only 4 to 5 hours of trekking. Along the trail, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Annapurna mountain ranges and Himchuli mountain. You can also observe the diverse flora and fauna found along the streams and waterfalls.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Tadapani.

Maximum Altitude

2,630m/8,628ft

Lodging

Overnight at a lodge

Activity

Hiking

In the morning, we descend to Ghandruk village. As we descend, we pass through a dense rhododendron forest accompanied by waterfalls and streams. Ghandruk village is one of the largest and most famous Gurung settlements in Nepal and provides firsthand experience in the culture and traditions of the Gurung community. This village also provides an awe-inspiring view of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre mountain.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Ghandruk.

Maximum Altitude

1,940m/6,364ft

Lodging

Overnight at a lodge

Activity

Hiking

Today is your last day of trekking. Leaving the beautiful village of Ghandruk, you will commence walking downhill to Nayapul. The trail is quite easy compared to the previous days. As you reach Nayapul, you will catch the vehicle and drive back to Pokhara. With that, the trekking on this tour has ended.

Accommodation: Overnight in Batika Classic Hotel or similar in Pokhara.

Maximum Altitude

1,070m/3,510ft

Lodging

Batika Classic Hotel

Activity

Driving & Hikking

Our guide will pick you up from the hotel and then make our day back to Kathmandu. During the drive, you can enjoy the views of the villages, the Marshyangdi and Trishuli river, rice terraces and the mountain ranges. On reaching Kathmandu, check-in to the hotel, have some rest or stroll around the streets of Thamel.

Accommodation:Overnight in Yatri Suites & Spa or similar in Kathmandu.

Maximum Altitude

1,400m/4,593ft

Lodging

Hotel Yatri Suites and Spa

Activity

Driving & Sightseeing

In the morning, our office representative will come to pick you and transfer you to the airport for the flight to your onward destination, according to your flight time.

Have a safe journey onwards.

Maximum Altitude

N/A

Lodging

N/A

Activity

Departure

Includes and Excludes

    All land transportation by private vehicle.
    2-night accommodation in 4* Yatri Suites & Spa or similar in Kathmandu including breakfast.
    2-night accommodation in Batika Classic Hotel or similar in Pokhara including breakfast.
    12-nights accommodation on the room only basis throughout the trek.
    An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trek leader.
    Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
    Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
    National park entrance fee, Trekking permit and TIMS card.
    Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
    Food and Drinks/ Beverage bills.
    Travel Insurance.
    Tipping (Tips for guide, driver and supporters).
    International flight.
    Extras cost for up-grading rooms at hotels if/when applicable.
    Donations.
    Emergency Rescue evacuation Insurance of any kind.
    What’s not included in Includes.

FAQs

This trek is classified as "MODERATE" trek in terms of its difficulty level.

It can be quite challenging for beginners. However, it is recommended to choose the best season to get a wholesome experience.

Breathtaking views of Mountains, Khayar Lake, Rich in bio-diversity region, Exploring local culture, and so on makes this trek famous.

March-November is the best month for Khayar lake trek with poonhill.

Extras

To enhance your experience in Nepal, we give you the possibility to add one or more extra activities to this travel package. The step of adding these is available in the "Book now" process.

Client Review

Nepal - Khayar Lake Trek with Poonhill (16 Days)

The Khayar Lake Trek is an interesting trekking destination located in the Annapurna region. Only a few years ago, this trail was opened to the public by the government. The major highlights of this trek are the magnificent views of the Annapurna ranges including Annapurna South, Annapurna III and IV, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre and many more over the magnificent Khayar Lake at 4827 meters. Gurung, Magar and Tamang communities are the main populations around the region. The trail gives you the opportunity to explore the unique traditional lifestyle and culture along with the Khayar Lake. During the trekking, enjoy the beautiful views of mountain ranges as you pass through the paddy fields. 

Highlights of Khayar Lake Trek are:

  • Enjoy spectacular view of Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri
  • Hike to the holy Khayar Lake, located at the base of Annapurna South
  • Explore the valley for panoramic and close-up views of the Annapurna mountain
  • Explore the Magar and Gurung people's way of life and culture
  • Be a part of rich bio-diversity region
  • Mesmerizing view from Poon Hill

SPECIAL OFFER: POON HILL TREK WITH KATHMANDU TOUR

 

This itinerary is a guideline only and we will follow the itinerary as far as possible but due to weather conditions, health conditions, natural disasters and other unfavorable phenomenon your guide might decide to amend or skip the itinerary for your own safety. Your guide will help you at any time with providing information regarding conditions and safety during the treks.

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, our representative will meet, greet and welcome you in order to transfer you to your confirmed hotel. You can rest, relax and enjoy your time in the hotel or you can stroll around the city.

Accommodation:Overnight in Yatri Suites & Spa or similar.

Our guide will receive you at the hotel and then you will head towards Pokhara, which is in the west direction from Kathmandu and lies about 200 kilometers far. Along the highway, enjoy the exciting panorama of rivers and landscapes. Upon arrival in Pokhara, check-in to the hotel and have some rest. Later in the afternoon, you can stroll around the lakeside street of Pokhara and the bank of the Phewa lake.

Accommodation: Overnight in Batika Classic Hotel or similar in Pokhara.

In the morning, check-out from the hotel and then we'll drive to Nayapul. From Nayapul, the trekking starts with as first destination Tikhedhunga. The trail is easy and most of the trail is smooth ascend to Tikhedhunga.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Tikhedunga.

We'll start trekking from Tikhedhunga to the steep steps of Ulleri. The steep steps Ulleri are very challenging so take your time to ascend while passing along villages and streams. Along the route, you'll get the first sight of the Himalayas of the trek. The trail will then take you through a rhododendron forest that leads into Ghorepani. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Ghorepani.

In the early morning, you'll begin the trek to Poon Hill early in the morning to catch the first ray of sunlight. The pleasant sunrise at Poon Hill glides over the culturally rich villages that are set against the background of the majestic mountains. Afterward, we return to Ghorepani and have breakfast. Then, we leave Ghorepani and head for Swata village. After trekking for about 4 hours through dense rhododendron forests, we'll reach today's destination, Swata village.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Swata village.

Todays a strenuous day as we have to ascend more than 1500 meters. Leaving Swata village, we ascend over a steep path passing through many beautiful landscapes and gorges. Along the path, one can enjoy the magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna south and Machhapuchhre. After trekking for about 5 to 6 hours, we reach KhobraDanda.

 

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Khobra Danda.

Today is the day we will be reaching our main destination. As we leave KhobraDanda, we head to Khayar Base Camp. The route is difficult due to the altitude and it will take about 4 to 5 hours to reach Khayar Base Camp.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Khayar Base Camp.

Early in the morning, one can witness the majestic sunrise views over the Annapurna mountain range. Use your whole day to explore and roam around Khayar Lake and its surroundings.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Khayar Base Camp.

Today, we retrace our trail back to KhobraDanda. The 4 to 5-hour trek is over a wonderful trail with beautiful scenery along the way.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Khobra Danda.

Leaving Khobra Danda and we'll pass through hills, gorges, and a forest to reach Chistibung, which will take about 4 to 5 hours. We spend the night in Chistibung.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Chistibung.

The trail leads us to many ascends and descends leading through a dense forest to reach Dobato. Along the trail, you can enjoy the beautiful landscapes filled with dense rhododendron forests and panoramic views of mountain ranges.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Dobato.

Today, the trail is comparatively easier and requires only 4 to 5 hours of trekking. Along the trail, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Annapurna mountain ranges and Himchuli mountain. You can also observe the diverse flora and fauna found along the streams and waterfalls.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Tadapani.

In the morning, we descend to Ghandruk village. As we descend, we pass through a dense rhododendron forest accompanied by waterfalls and streams. Ghandruk village is one of the largest and most famous Gurung settlements in Nepal and provides firsthand experience in the culture and traditions of the Gurung community. This village also provides an awe-inspiring view of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre mountain.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Ghandruk.

Today is your last day of trekking. Leaving the beautiful village of Ghandruk, you will commence walking downhill to Nayapul. The trail is quite easy compared to the previous days. As you reach Nayapul, you will catch the vehicle and drive back to Pokhara. With that, the trekking on this tour has ended.

Accommodation: Overnight in Batika Classic Hotel or similar in Pokhara.

Our guide will pick you up from the hotel and then make our day back to Kathmandu. During the drive, you can enjoy the views of the villages, the Marshyangdi and Trishuli river, rice terraces and the mountain ranges. On reaching Kathmandu, check-in to the hotel, have some rest or stroll around the streets of Thamel.

Accommodation:Overnight in Yatri Suites & Spa or similar in Kathmandu.

In the morning, our office representative will come to pick you and transfer you to the airport for the flight to your onward destination, according to your flight time.

Have a safe journey onwards.

Includes

All land transportation by private vehicle.
2-night accommodation in 4* Yatri Suites & Spa or similar in Kathmandu including breakfast.
2-night accommodation in Batika Classic Hotel or similar in Pokhara including breakfast.
12-nights accommodation on the room only basis throughout the trek.
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trek leader.
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
National park entrance fee, Trekking permit and TIMS card.
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).


Excludes

Includes

All land transportation by private vehicle.
2-night accommodation in 4* Yatri Suites & Spa or similar in Kathmandu including breakfast.
2-night accommodation in Batika Classic Hotel or similar in Pokhara including breakfast.
12-nights accommodation on the room only basis throughout the trek.
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trek leader.
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
National park entrance fee, Trekking permit and TIMS card.
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).


Excludes

Food and Drinks/ Beverage bills.
Travel Insurance.
Tipping (Tips for guide, driver and supporters).
International flight.
Extras cost for up-grading rooms at hotels if/when applicable.
Donations.
Emergency Rescue evacuation Insurance of any kind.
What’s not included in Includes.

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