Annapurna Khayer Lake Trek has got a distinct feature which goes through off-the beaten trail. It is an exotic trek in Annapurna, which is also known as Khopra ridge trek or Khopra community trek. When other trekking trails are occupied by the motor roads or highly trafficked, this trek is peaceful and you can hear the chirping birds’ melodies. Khayer Lake is located almost at 5000 meters, so you need proper acclimatization.
The biological diversity surrounds the trail to Khayer Lake. Rhododendron forest, waterfalls, hilly gorges and some tiny villages are the route based features of this excursion. It is a moderate trek which begins from Nayapul. Walking through the easy trail, you head towards Ghorepani and Poon Hill. First the trek leads you to Poon Hill, which is the best viewpoint to explore the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri panoramas. Then you approach towards Tadapani and split towards the Khopra ridge via Bhisi Kharka and Chistibung. It is becoming in a primary list of the trekkers in Nepal to find a suitable trekking. Khayer Lake is located at 4827 meters altitude and offers the incredible views of Annapurna South, Himchuli and pyramid shaped Fishtail. Khayer Barah temple is another attraction of the trek with the spiritual insights. The back route leads you via Swata village to the lower section of Ghorepani and retrace all the way to Nayapul.
Vertex Holiday recommends you the spring season when you can trek exploring the blooming rhododendron forests of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). It is an unforgettable experience of the community trek to Khopra ridge/Lake. We organize both camping and lodge based Khopra Lake trekking with the suitable itinerary. Please, contact us for more details.
Namaste and welcome to Nepal. After your arrival Kathmandu, Vertex Holiday’s airport representative receives you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. After getting refreshed, we give you a short briefing and orientation by our trekking leaders. The evening is wonderful with a dinner with the Nepali cultural program. Overnight at hotel.
After the breakfast at the hotel, set out for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, these include UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Kathmandu is a city of temples and mediaeval arts and architectures. There is Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square in Kathmandu. However, there are in total seven world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley. Returning back from sightseeing tour, you get a short trip briefing. Overnight at hotel.
From Kathmandu, we drive to the tourist town of Pokhara. As an option of the driving, you can take a flight and see the views of Langtang, Manaslu and Annapurna region peaks. If driving, tourist buses leave at 7 am and you have to check in at 6.30 am. Through the winding road, we drive for 6 hours and reach to Pokhara. Walking throughout the lakeside city is fabulous. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, we drive to Nayapul, the gateway of Ghorepani trekking and begin the trek through the terrace hillside trail. A stream flows beside the trail. In autumn, the scene of the rice fields can be seen astounding. We pass Hile and ascend to Tikhedhunga. As it is the first day of the trek, we take a rest here. Overnight at lodge.
The second day of the trek, we reach to Ghorepani. The trail is mixed. At the beginning, we ascend through the steep up trail for a couple of hours after crossing the suspension bridge. While ascending, we meet many trekkers both ascending and descending. The route we use is clockwise and some do anti-clockwise trek. Then we reach a Magar village at Ulleri. Then we walk through the rhododendron forest. We reach to Nangethanti for the lunch. Gradually, we walk to Ghorepani and take a rest. Overnight at lodge.
Getting up early, we hike up to the Poon Hill through the rhododendron forest. The hiking trail is fine that has been made of stone steps. Pooh Hill is a famous/best viewpoint of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Himchuli and the surrounding peaks. You can take an abundant snaps and hike down to Ghorepani. Having breakfast, we trek a little down from Ghorepani and head to the Having breakfast, we trek to Tadapani through the rhododendron and oak forest that has up and down zigzag trail. Overnight at lodge.
Splitting from the main route, we take off-the-beaten trail and walk towards the northern part. We trek down to the kimrong River valley through the rhododendron forest. Then we move towards the North West through the grazing meadow. The views of Annapurna, Fishtail and Himchuli can be seen spectacular. Then the trail is zigzag that leads us to the top of the hill. There lies a tiny settlement of Bhaisi Kharka (on the Buffalo grazing meadow). Enjoy the fabulous view of Dhaulagiri peak, which is closer from this place. Overnight at lodge.
After breakfast, we begin to walk gradually through the unusual trail. Passing the beautiful valleys, we take the North West route and reach to the Chistibung village. It is bigger in size. Still, we climb up to the upper Chistibung, which is tiny and picturesque. It is located below the Khopra ridge (Danda). Walk around the village and rest. Overnight at lodge.
Today, we climb up to the Khopra ridge from upper Chistibung village. The altitude reaches about 4000 meters. You may feel the symptoms of higher altitude and be aware of the mountain sickness. We walk gradually as we walk on the high altitude. The rewarding sceneries of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas and green hills are superb. Morning and Nights are cold and day is okay. Overnight at lodge.
This is the main day of the trek. After breakfast, we climb up to the higher elevation and we become closer to the Annapurna panoramas. Take sufficient snaps of the sunrise view over the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna peaks. Khayer Lake is located almost at 5000 meters. The route is steep climb which is tough in such altitude region. We explore around the Lake, view the mind-blowing panoramas of Annapurna chain and the alpine region. The beautiful blue Lake offers amazing experience of photography. Then we walk down to the Khopra danda and rest. Overnight at lodge.
After having a remarkable Khayer Lake trek experience, we trek down all the way to Swata village. The route is steep down and goes through the rhododendron forest. The local villages hide inside the forest. They are linked with the farming. Gradually, we reach to the Swata village and rest. Overnight at lodge.
We have an easy itinerary, although we have to do some climbing. We begin the trek through the forest and that is gradual uphill trail. We pass Chitre and walk through the farming land. Again we walk through the dense rhododendron forest and climb steeply to Ulleri. It is one of the beautiful viewpoints of the greenery landscape, valleys and hilly gorges. Overnight at lodge.
After breakfast, we climb down through the steep step trail. It takes about an hour, cross the bridge and walk gradually via Tikhedhunga and Hile. We reach to Nayapul following the Bhurungdi Khola, check out from ACAP counter and drive to Pokhara, which takes about an hour.
Today, we drive back to Kathmandu. It’s a scenic drive through the Prithvi Highway road. Or if you take a flight, its half an hour trip. After your arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Note: If you are going for the jungle safari tour in Chitwan, you drive to Chitwan and enjoy the safari trip. We offer 2 Nights/3 Days package for your wonderful holidays in Nepal.
Having a good memory with Vertex Holiday our representative drops you at the airport for your final departure.