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Annapurna Khayer Lake Trek (15 days)

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Trip Fact

Duration: 15 Days
Grade: Moderate
Destination: Khayar Lake
Accommodation: Tea House/Hotels as per availability. 
Average Hiking: 5-7 Hrs/Day
Best Season: March, April, May, September, October, November
Max. Altitude: 4,300m.
Annapurna Khayar Lake trek is newly developed trekking destinations of Annapurna region gradually seeking attention of the trekkers from each corners of the world. Khayar Lake trek offers you with the breathtaking panoramic views of the sparkling White Mountains along with the cultural mix of Gurung and Magar communities. You will experience the world class hospitality and delicacies of Gurung and Magar people on your trek to Khayar Lake. 
The Khayar Lake is situated at an elevation of 4500meters above the sea level in between Annapurna Base Camp and Jomsom trekking trial. This trek takes you to the wilderness of Annapurna region where you can explore the alluring natural beauties, walk through isolated trials, dense forests, Gurung and Magar settlements, and encounter the rich flora and fauna of the Annapurna region. 
Khayar Lake is a scared lake for Hindu and Buddhist religion which holds a traditional myth. People believe that if they pray during the month of July-August their wish will be fulfilled. The newly married women also believe that if they pray during the scared-thread replacement then they will be granted with fertility. This is celebrated as one of the most important festival of Khayar Lake. Khayar Lake also has another major festival during the month of March-April. In this festival all people gather together and slay their yaks. They drink the blood of the yaks and it is believed that any kind of illness is cured by drinking the fresh yak blood. 
The Khayar Lake trek is one of the must do trek in the Annapurna region which fascinates you with lots of fun and adventures. You can enjoy the natural and cultural mix of Annapurna Region during the trek.

Outline Itinerary
 Day 1: Arrive to Kathmandu airport (1380m)
 Day 2: Pokhara Overnight in hotel.
 Day 3: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedunga.
 Day 4: Trek to Ghorepani (2840m).
 Day 5: Trek to Kobra Danda (4020m).
 Day 6: Trek to Khayar base camp (4620m).
 Day 7: Visit Khayar Lake/ Explore around the Khayar Base Camp.
Day 8: Trek from the base camp to Kobra Danda.
Day 9: Kobra Danda to Chistibung (3100m).
Day 10:Trek to Dobato (3460m).
Day 11: Dobato to Tadapani (2520m).
Day 12: Tadapani to Ghandruk village (1940m).
Day 13: Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.
Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 15: Final departure.

Day 1: Arrive to Kathmandu airport (1380m)

Welcome to Kathmandu valley (1360m). Our representatives will be waiting you at Tribhuvan International Airport. Upon your arrival you will have short meet and greet session and then our representatives will drop you at Hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu. 

 Day 2: Drive to Pokhara Overnight in hotel.

We will drive to a scenic route for 6-7hours all the way from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Enjoy the natural scenery and cultural sites around. We will explore the lifestyle of the people outside the valley on our way to Pokhara. The beautiful city of Lakes will be welcoming us with its divine beauty. We will do some major tour around the city today. Overnight at Pokhara.

 Day 3: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga.

After having breakfast in Pokhara we will drive to Nayapul. After then we will have 20mintutes trek to Birethati and we will take a short break and have lunch there. After having lunch we will start our trek again which will lead we to Hile and then we will reach to Tikhedunga. Overnight at Tikhedunga

 Day 4:  Trek to Ghorepani (2840m).

We will have our breakfast at Tikhe Dunga and begin our trek.  We will trek to a lagrge magar village Ulleri after crossing a stream over a bridge. After that we will climb gently through pastures lands and beautiful Rhododendran and Oak trees and reach to Nagethanti. We will walk through a forest before we reach to Ghorepani. The trial offers us a mesmerizing view of the mountains like Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri and many more. Overnight at Ghorepani.

 Day 5: Trek to Kobra Danda (4020m).

After Having breakfast at Ghorepani, we will start oure todays trek. Our todays destination is Kobra Danda. To reach Kobra Danda we will have 5 to 6 hours walk through beautiful landscapes and narrow valleys. Overnight at Kobra Danda.

 Day 6: Trek to Khayar base camp (4620m).

 The trial today is comparatively difficult. After having our breakfast at Kobra Danda we will start our trek to Khayar base camp. We will walk through steep trials with few ups and downs. It will take 4-5 hour to reach Khayar Base Camp. Overnight at Khayar Base Camp. 

 Day 7: Visit Khayar Lake/Explore around the Khayar Base Camp.

Today we will visit the Khayar Lake which is about 6km from the base camp. We wake up with the mesmerizing sunrise view to the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains which looks extremely amazing. After having breakfast we will trek to the Khayar Lake. From the lake you will see the eye-catching view of the Annapurna south summit along with other majestic mountains. After then we will trek back to the Khayar Base Camp and explore around. 

Day 8: Trek from the base camp to Kobra Danda.

We will trek back to Kobra Danda today. It will take almost 4-5 hours to reach Kobra Danda. We will trek back through the same route we used while trekking Khyar Base Camp. Overnight at Kobra Danda.

Day 9: Kobra Danda to Chistibung (3100m).

After having breakfast at Kobra Danda we will trek to Chistibung. Overnight at Chistbung. 

Day 10: Trek to Dobato (3460m).

From Chistbung we will trek to Dobato. Overnight at Dobato.

Day 11: Dobato to Tadapani (2520m).

We will have our breakfast at Donbato then head towards Tadapani. Overnight at Tadapani. 

Day 12:Tadapani to Ghandruk village (1940m).

Today we will trek for 3hours all the way from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.). We will have our breakfast in Tadapani and will trek towards Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a Gurung village where you can see houses made up of stones. There you will know about Gurung cultures and traditions. You can find various accommodation facilities in this village. It also offers you spectacular views of Annpurna mountain range. Overnight at Ghandruk.

Day 13: Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.

After having our breakfast in Ghandruk we will leave. We will slowly start our trial back to Nayapul. It’s about 5 hours of walk. After reaching to Nayapul we will stop for lunch and then we will drive back to Pokhara. We will do boating in Pokhara which will somehow help to get rid of tiredness. Overnight at Pokhara. 

14: Drive to Kathmandu.

We will have our breakfast in Pokhara today. After having breakfast we will start our drive to Kathmandu. The journey will be even more beautiful. You will have lots of good memories driving back.  Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 15: Final departure.

Your trip ends here. Our representative from Actual Adventure will assist you to the airport for your final departure from Kathmandu. They will drop you to the airport before few hours of your flight. We look forward to see you soon. 


Stay Safe

  • Altitude Sickness: The main and common risk while trekking above about 2500m is Altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. The available amount of oxygen to sustain mental and physical alertness decreases with altitude. Available oxygen drops as the air density itself, the number of molecules (of both oxygen and nitrogen) per given volume, drops as altitude increases. So don’t ignore, if you have any symptoms then descending to a lower altitude is the only option.
  • Water: Have some means to purify water, iodine or a fine ceramic filter are the best options. The streams should be considered polluted and whilst bottled water is often available, the disposal of plastic bottles is a problem.

Electricity in Nepal

Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.

Nepal Climate information

Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.

Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.

Nepal Visas information

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Visa Facility         Duration       Fee
Multiple entry       15 days          US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       30 days          US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       90 days          US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Respect to Local Peoples

In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)” 

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