Khopra ridge Khayar Lake Trek is located on the lap of Annapurna South face, is one of of the most famous trek in Annapurna. Khopra ridge Khayar Lake Trek can be done through Tikhedunga – Punhill – Khopra ridge – Khayar Lake – Tadapani – Ghandruk or vice versa.
However after visiting Khopra ridge Khayar Lake Trek you can descend downhill walking to Tatopani (Hot spring) of Kali Gandaki riverbed where you can enjoy bath in real Natural Hot spring and drive out to Pokhara. Pun hill is another best trek routes. The trek route takes you into the heart of the Annapurna range with the magnificent, stunning and incomparable views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges including Mt. Manaslu.
Khopra ridge or khopra danda and day hiking to Khayar Lake trek follows the quite trails away from the popular routes passing through the traditional villages, lust forest, you will enjoy the views of the Annapurna massif from Khopra Hill, sacred Khayar Lake (4500m) offers YAK blood drinking festival besides all the Himalayan ranges as well as the best sunrise and sunset views on 180 deg angle.
Amazing Annapurna, Macchapucchare known as Fish Tail, and Dhaulagiri massifs, Year round Extensive flora and fauna, Unique and black hills, mystic cultures and landscapes to explore, Khopra Ridge / Khopra Danda, pristine Khayar lake, Beautiful Gurung village Ghandruk with their mystical old Museum, Numerous peaks.
khayar lake with khopra ridge or khopra danda trekking is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does not require you to be super fit or have any previous trekking / mountaineering experience. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours everyday, you can do this hiking.
However, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you depart. Our program always include rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. Along the trekking routes, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Kathmandu – Pokhara valley, Mystical Gurung village Ghandruk, Famous Khopra danda or khopra hill station with day hiking to Khayar lake and Poonhill station for best sunrise / sunset, Pilgrimage Khayar lake excursion and descend Pokhara.
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1348m) city
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (900m), 7 hours by bus
Day 04: Trek to Tikhedhunga (1575m), 5 hours,
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2850m), 6 hours,
Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill (3180m.). Trek to Dobato (3,420m), 6 hours
Day 07: Trek to khopra ridge (3,660m) / Khopra danda, 6:30 hours
Day 08: Hike from khopra Danda to Khayar lake (4620m) & visit Annapurna south glacier, 8 hours
Day 09: Trek descend to Chhistibung (3100m), 6 hours
Day 10: Trek Chhistibung to Tadapani (2520m) than to Ghandruk (1950m), 8 hours.
Day 11: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul than to Pokhara Fewa lake side, 6 hours
Day 12: Explore Pokhara city of its most demanding touristic spots.
Day 13: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 14: Final departure for your onward destination
Day 01 : Arrival day in Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu airport we will receive you with private car and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu city with breakfast. Our representative will give you information about Khopra ridge Khayar Lake Trek further programs.
Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
Our Tour Guide leads you to explore around Kathmandu valley for sightseeing. Full day tour with professional – experienced guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley Tour including Kathmandu Durbar Square (recognized as a Hanuman dhoka durbar square), Patan Durbar Square (City of fine arts), Pashupatinath Temple (Hindu’s most sacred temple), Baudhanath Stupa (Tallest Stupas of Nepal) and Swayambhunath Stupa (known as Monkey Temple) also known as monkey temple which are World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO.. Please, check your insurance details and have a copy of your travel medical insurance policy with you.
Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m / 2,989 fit) 6 hours
Pokhara lakeside located at 210 kilometers west of Kathmandu. During the journey, you can drive over the beautiful terraced fields with river valley to Pokhara. Having stunning weather, Pokhara is tourist’s hub full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as blue lakes, mystical caves, ancient temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. You can also take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara instead of drive.
Day 04 : Drive to Nayapul (1010m /3,303 fit) then trek to Tikhedunga village (1570 meters)
The first-day trek start at Nayapull after 1 and a half hour driving by private vehicle from Pokhara. After 20 minutes short walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1015m) a large village that has many shops and teahouses inhabitance of Gurung, Magar, and Thakali.
Trail continues following the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola through villages and climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille (1495m) and after the short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga (1570m). Today’s treks offer a short and comparatively easy day, during the journey allowing getting used to the experience of trekking in Nepal. Stay overnight at guesthouse.
Day 05 : Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani village (2840m), 6 hours
After breakfast, we begin our journey with a steep climb to large Magar village at Ulleri (2070m) after a crossed bridge. Then the trail leads us to continue to ascend more gently, through dense forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti (2250m). Occasionally, we can see Lonmgur (long tail black mouth Monkey) jumping on the tree. Then we trek towards Nangethanti (2460m), after an hour walk we arrive at Ghorepani (2840m). Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 06 : Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m / 10,497 fit). Trek to Dobato (4020m / 13,146 fit), 6 hours
Hike to Poon Hill (3210m) early in the morning to get sunrise; this viewpoint provides beautiful sunrise over the high Annapurna Himalayas such as Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna (8,091m), Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Hiuchuli, South Annapurna etc. along with other peaks in a single row. We come back to Ghorepani for a hot breakfast and start walking over Deurali and continue our journey to ascend Dobato. Stay overnight at a guest house run by community.
Day 07 : Trek to khopra Danda / Khopra ridge (3,660m / 11,969 fit), 6:30 hours
We walk through the beautiful rhododendron and oak forest & off the beaten trek of the Annapurna region while staying at community-based lodges. This is a lovely walk through following a trail originally used by villagers to take their buffaloes, sheep, and goats to the higher pastures in the summer months.
The trail starts to ascend above the tree line and follows a ridgeline called Khopra ridge where the community lodge is located. From the lodge, the view to the west is dominated by Mount Dhaulagiri at 8,167m is the seventh highest mountain in the world. Overnight community lodge.
Day 08 : Hike to Khayar lake (4,600m /15,042 fit) & (visit Kalibaraha holy Lake and Annapurna south glacier)
A tough day to hike to get Khayar – kalibaraha holy lake. The trail to Khayar lake is a tough ascent through alpine meadows and pastures then as one approaches Kopra Ridge top hill station, one sees the beautiful Annapurna South with beautiful landscapes.
The trail offers the full panorama of Mount Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Fang and Annapurna South with beautiful majestic mountains. Not only this but also you will have an amazing view of Kali Gandaki river far below on deep valley. Descend to the hotel to stay overnight.
Day 09 : Trek descend to Chhistibung (3100m /10,137 fit), 6 hours
Today, we descend the same way through rhododendron forest to Chhistibung where we stay at community based lodge.
Day 10 : Trek Dobato to Ghandruk village (1940m /6,344 fit) via Tadapani (2520m /8,240 fit), 7 hours
The trail goes downhill walking gently along ridges with pine and rhododendron forests to Tadapani village, then a descent through main trekking route with the beautiful waterfall, stream, and dense forest to the Bhaisekharka.
The stream has some clear pools alongside the trail and we walk further downhill to Ghandruk village. Ghaundrung village the second largest Gurung settlement in Nepal, an inhabitant of Gurung people. Ghandruk village offers excellent sunrise with mountains changeable face. If you have time enough than visiting Gurung museum. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 11 : Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapull village, Drive to Pokhara (950m / 3,107 fit) 3:45 hours
Today is our last day of trekking; we complete our trek in Nayapull at the elevation of 1010m, short and easy walking through the beautiful rice terraces with tiny villages combine with mixed ethnic group settlement. As soon as you reach Nayapool Bazaar, we take a private taxi (roughly drive 1 and half hour) or private car followed by a ride back to Pokhara, a peaceful lakeside city harboring a unique setting of tropical climate and vegetation with the dramatic backdrop of the Himalayas. Stay overnight at Pokhara Hotel.
Day 12 : Explore day around Pokhara Valley
After late breakfast, we will start sight scene around Pokhara valley. The worth able places; Fewa Lake, Bagnes Lake, Devi’s waterfall, Bishwa Shanti Stupa (World Peace stupa ), International Mountaineering Museum, Tibetan refugee settlement and Gupteshower cave. We will relax the rest of the day in the Hotel or Shopping around. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13 : Drive out to Kathmandu early in the morning by Tourist Bus 6 to 7 hours
Day 14 : Drop you to the international airport Kathmandu
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We can organize private Khopra ridge Khayar Lake Trek or Khopra ridge and Khayar Lake trek starting at any date if that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Jan 10, 2019 – Jan 22, 2019
Jan 20, 2019 – Feb. 03, 2019
Jan 30, 2019 – Feb 12, 2019
Feb 10, 2019 – Feb 22, 2019
Feb 20, 2019 – Mar. 03, 2019
Feb 28, 2019 – Mar 12, 2019
March 10, 2019 – March 22, 2019
March 20, 2019 – April 01, 2019
March 25, 2019 – April 07, 2019
April 05, 2019 – April 18, 2019
April 20, 2019 – May 02, 2019
April 25, 2019 – May 07, 2019
May 05, 2019 – May 17, 2019
May 10, 2019 – May 22, 2019
May 15, 2019 – May 27, 2019
May 25, 2019 – June 07, 2019
June 01, 2019 – June 12, 2019
Sept 10, 2019 – Sept 22, 2019
Sept 15, 2019 – Sept 27, 2019
Sept 20, 2019 – Oct. 02, 2019
Sept 30, 2019 – Oct 12, 2019
Oct 05, 2019 – Oct 17, 2019
Oct 10, 2019 – Oct 22, 2019
Oct 15, 2019 – Oct 27, 2019
Oct 17, 2019 – Oct 28, 2019
Oct 20, 2019 – Nov 02, 2019
Oct 25, 2019 – Nov. 07, 2019
Oct 30, 2019 – Nov 12, 2019
Nov 05, 2019 – Nov 17, 2019
Nov 10, 2019 – Nov 22, 2019
Nov 15, 2019 – Nov 27, 2019
Nov 20, 2019 – Dec. 02, 2019
Nov 25, 2019 – Dec. 07, 2019
Nov 30, 2019 – Dec 12, 2019
Dec 01, 2019 – Dec 13, 2019
Dec 05, 2019 – Dec 17, 2019
Dec 10, 2019 – Dec 22, 2019
Dec 20, 2019 – Jan 03, 2019
Dec 25, 2019 – Jan 08, 2019
Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.
Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled.
Limited – Only few space available.
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flight’s details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience for Khopra ridge Khayar Lake Trek ?
Answer: Khayar lake combine with Poonhill is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 5 – 6 hours in a day, with a lightweight rucksack somehow about 3000M above sea level.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Khopra ridge Khayar Lake Trek?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard or luxury hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking, there would be normal hotel accommodation which offers basic clean facilities with a mattress and blanket. We can also offer you sleeping bags if needed (which need to return after the trip) but it is always a better idea to own sleeping equipment.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in Khopra ridge Khayar Lake Trek?
Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in the trekking they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season).
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.
Question: What opportunities will I have for the shower along express Khopra ridge Khayar Lake Trek?
Answer: There are community-based lodges where you can get showers for free. If you are in Camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take the bucket shower.
Question: How do I get drinking water on Khopra ridge Khayar Lake Trek?
Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way in the camping trekking.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or mobile batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the community-based guest house trekking there will be chances to charge your battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters!
Question: Is there any communication facilities on Khopra ridge Khayar Lake Trek?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Khopra ridge Khayar Lake Trek?
Answer: Not yet !. For the trekking, you need to have cash because credit cards work city area of Nepal only.
Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
We prefer 20 % advance deposit of the total price of a trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on Khopra ridge Khayar Lake Trek?
Answer: We provide porters they will carry your luggage.
Question: Is there any communication while we are on the khayar lake or khayar ridge Trekking?
Answer: There are telephones in many villages along the popular trek routes from which you can make international calls.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk for 5-6 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking polls for Khopra ridge Khayar Lake Trek?
Answer: We recommend to take that it will be the help to you.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$7 to 10 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks in trekking.
The above Khopra ridge Khayar Lake Trek itinerary is subject to change due to the condition beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. A physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
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