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Khayar Lake Trekking 17 days

Facts of the trip

Trip Code: KLT
Trip Duration: 16 days
Max. Altitude: 4500m
Grade: Moderate
Program Type: Trekking
Trek Start Point: Birethanti
Trek End Point: Birethanti
Accommodation: Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee
Mode of Travel: Adventures
Transportation: Car / Bus / Flight
Minimum Pax: 05
Best season: September to November and March to May

Khayar lake trekking over view

Khayar Lake trekking route lies in the Annapurna region. This route has been developed to suit the trekkers demand for a new destination in the Annapurna region. Khayar Lake trekking offers the trekkers with a breathtaking panoramic view and a chance to interact with a mixed culture of Gurung and Magar people. The trekkers can take in the mesmerizing views of the Himalayas including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri and Khayar Kopra. The most beautiful Khayar Lake is the key attraction of this area.

Khayar Lake trekking is one of the trekking routes in the Annapurna regoin which lies in the center of the Annapurna area, proving the trekkers with the stunning view of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri Ranges. Khayar Lake trekking follows a quite trail passing through the traditional villages and lush forests, away from the popular and busy routes. During the trek, we can enjoy the view of the great Annapurna Himalayan range in the Annapurna area, sacred Khayar Lake (4500 Meter) as well as an amazing sunrise from the Ghorepani Poon Hill (3210m).

Besides the extravaganza scenes of the peaks, the warm hospitality of the Gurung Community along the way will make your trekking a lifetime memorable experience. Khayar Trekking route is off the beaten trail, on to the long, remote mountain ridges, through exposit forest and habitual villages. Annapurna region into the wild glacial areas, below the Annapurna region in the South is demanding but well worth the effort. The view of the stunning, snow-covered Annapurna inspires the trekkers in each and every step along the way. The pleasant tranquil trail starts from Pokhara. From Pokhara, our walk begins in the lower, more temperate region of the forested hillsides and through the Gurung and Magar villages. Nayapul will lead you through forests of rhododendron, with a glimpse of some wildlife and vegetation, the orchids send out perfume along the trail during spring.

As we move higher through the rhododendron, the view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare are astounding. You will be amazed to see the breathtaking view of the snowcapped peaks. Then, we leave habitation behind and walk through forests till we finally emerge above the tree line at Kopra Danda, a fantastic mountain wilderness. You will enjoy the views of the Annapurna massif from Khobra Hill, sacred Khayar Lake (4500m) that offers Khun Khane Festival (Yak blood drinking) and is really popular. The trek back to Pokhara takes us through Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Tadapani, Ghandruk Saulbazar Birethanti and Nayapul.


Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus 7hrs.

Day 02: Pokhara to Phedi by car than trek to Pothana 5hrs.

Day 03: Pothana to Landrung 5hrs.

Day04:Landrung to Tadapani 7hrs.

Day 05: Tadapani to Dobato 6hrs.

Day 06: Dobato to Sistibung 5hrs.

Day 07: Sistibung to Khobraridge 4hrs.

Day 08: Khobraridge to Khare Lake base camp over night 5hrs.

Day 09: Khare lake base camp to sight seen to Khare lake and south base camp trip and back to camp and over night.

Day 10: Khare Lake Base camp to Sistibung 6 hrs.  All most Slow and steep down hill.

Day 11: Sistibung to Chitre 6 hrs Walking down and cross the little stream.

Day 12: Chitre to Ghorepani 2hrs.

Day 13: Ghorepani to Nagy village. Via Pun hill 6hrs.

Day 14: Nagy Village to Lesper 5hre or Purano Goun 7hrs.

Day 15: Lesper to Nayapul camp overnight bank of Modhi river if from the Purano Goun walk down to Nyapul and after lunch drive to PKR and over night on Hotel.

Day 16: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 17: Final departure from Kathmandu to your own destination.

Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.)
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) which takes about six hours. You depart early morning at 7 o’clock for the six hours drive by tourist deluxe bus to Pokhara (915m,), 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist’s paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, 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. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with its beauty. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes.

Day 02. Pokhara to pothana: 45-minute drive to sunkhet phedi then walk ascending the trial for 2 hrs. Than reach Dhampus and take the lunch. After lunch, ascending the trail for 1hrs. And reach to pothana and camp for the night. From here have a closer view of Mt. Machhappuchhre and Annapurna south.

Day 03. Pothana to Landruk : Walking for 3hrs. Into the dense forest the trek stops for lunch at Landrung. 

Day 05: Tadapani to Dobato 6hrs.Walk through the forest with Rhododendron Oaks Little Bamboo with Alpine shrubs and Himalayan vegetation. You may see the wild animals and many birds with Himalayan Pheasants. You will be walking up hill along the ridge and round the medos. When you camp you can see Annapurna South Fish tail and between them.

Day 06: Dobato to Sistibung 5hrs.After Breakfast Walk down through Rhododendron Pine and still oaks. Dhaulagiri will be seen and villages. half of down hill turn right hand side to the stream also Sistibung will be visible on the further right hand side. This is also not village but that is a place for the animals when the local people took their animals for the graze. There is two camps is available for large groups.

Day 07: Sistibung to Khobraridge 4hrs.Climb steep up and at the end turn right hand side and slow climb to the camp. This is the best place for the view of  Annapurna south Dhaulagiri with other snow peaks.

Day 08: Khobraridge to Khare Lake base camp over night 5hrs.Slow climb up through the grassy meadow watching the beautiful Himalayan views. End of day camp at under the solve with rocky parts.

Day 09: Khare lake base camp to sight seen to Khare lake and south base camp trip and back to camp and over night. This is one of beautiful day of the trip and bit difficult because of high altitude and some time it will be snow all round the area. But about the lake most of the time it will be clear with fresh water. This place is the pilgrim place for the local people. It is the symbol of Bharah Mahadev. After the sight seen around the areas and back to the camp and over night.

Day 10: Khare Lake Base camp to Sistibung 6 hrs.  All most Slow and steep down hill.

Day 11: Sistibung to Chitre 6 hrs Walking down and cross the little stream. After the stream turn left and walk down to the village. Lunch at Village and still walk down and cross the bridge than back up to Chitre.

Day 12: Chitre to Ghorepani 2hrs.

Day 13: Ghorepani to Nagy village. Via Pun hill 6hrs.Weak up early morning after light break fast get up to Pun hill for the view of three or four range of high Himalayas including three 8000m. Snow peaks. After that walk down other side of Pun hill. Walk down to right hand side. Walking down through the trees with still Dhaulagiri views and stop for the lunch at Ramche. After lunch Steep Down hill than turn to left to the camp. These camp places organize by Nagy School some time you may have hot shower with paying 100 NPR. Some time they will organize culture dance by school student and teachers for the donation of the school.

Day 14: Nagy Village to Lesper 5hre or Purano Goun 7hrs.Walking along the village and after an hour walk up hill cross the little pass with beautiful view and walk along the ridge and through the woods. Stop for the lunch and walk to the camp.

Day 15: Lesper to Nayapul camp overnight bank of Modhi river if from the Purano Goun walk down to Nyapul and after lunch drive to PKR and over night on Hotel.

Day 16:Drive or fly back to Kathmandu:You have an option of both driving as well as flying back to Kathmandu.From Pokhara Kathmandu flight swifts along the Himalayas unveiling Manaaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang ranges. Arrive in the Kathmandu airport and transfer to the hotel. Check in the hotel and rest about one hrs then visit to the Thamel area for souvenir shopping.
Day 17:- Final Departure: Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We will drop International airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. Your own way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
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A private departures on any day all around the year can be arranged for this trek/tour, for more details and dates E-mail info@nepalfreelanceguide.com

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Your Program Duration = 16 days Days
All the Prices are in GBP (£) Per Person.

Cost Include

           Cost included Item

  • 2 Night accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B Basie plan
    • Kathmandu to Pokhara  transfer by tourist bus.
    • 1 Night accommodation in Pokhra with B/B basic plan
    • All airport and hotel transfers
    • National permit & TIMS permit ( Trekking Information Management System)
    • Accommodation, food and Tea/coffee during the trek
    • Guide:- including salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
    • Porter:- including salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
    • Transfer from Birethanti  to Pokhara by private Car
    • For guest:-Down jacket, Good sleeping bag (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
    • All government and local taxes

Cost Exclude

Cost does not included Item

• Food in Kathmandu Lunch & Dinner)
• Food in Pokhara (Lunch & Dinner)
• Bakery food during the trek. When you eat in the bakery that you need to pay by yourself
• Nepal Visa fee
• International airfare from your country to Kathmandu and from Kathmandu
• Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
• Travel and rescue insurance if guest get mountain sickness and need to rescue helicopter.
• Personal expenses example (phone calls, laundry service , bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
• Tips for guide and porters

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  • Dammaru Niraula was our guide and confidant for our recent visit to Nepal. We went on a humanitarian visit to build a hothouse in the village of Phortse in the Khumbu region of Nepal but also included some trekking on a personal level before and after our project. Dammaru was a vital link in getting the project off the ground and…

    Testimonial from Bell Howse with hothouse group  Australia
    • Testimonial from Bell Howse with hothouse group Australia
  • Dammaru Niraula Trekking Guide Trip Leader I have had an association with Dammaru over the last three years. My first trek with Dammaru was to the Solu Khumbu region where he tailored a trek to suit our request to climb some remote passes and stay off the main tourist routes where possible. His knowledge of the area was very impressive and his attention to our safety was always his major concern. The second trek I did with Dammaru two years…

    Ian Thwaity with hothouse group Australia
    • Ian Thwaity with hothouse group Australia
    • Australia
  • Dear Dammaru I have been trekking to Ghorepani poon hill on Jan 07 for 6 days with Mr. Dammaru. Poonhill is so beautiful, so all I can do is just taking pictures on poon hill. If you were planning to trek in Nepal, I…

    Testimonial from Hajime / Tokyo.
    • Testimonial from Hajime / Tokyo.
    • Japan
  • I was a member of a group of nine friends from Northamptonshire in 204 from the UK, on a trek of the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. Apart from one member, we were all approaching or over the age of 60 and were all well aware of the difficulties we could encounter at Thorong La which sits at an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769…

    Philip Pomeroy  Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • Philip Pomeroy Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • British
  • My husband and I embarked on a trip to Nepal in October 2006. We were hoping to avoid the large tour groups and were referred to Himalayan Holidays based in Kathmandu as a provider of customized tours. We had looked on the net to determine the tour we wanted to undertake and spoke to many people and eventually decided 6-day on Ghorepani Poon…

    Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie  South Australia
    • Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie South Australia
    • Australia
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  • Dammaru Niraula was our guide and confidant for our recent visit to Nepal. We went on a humanitarian visit to build a hothouse in the village of Phortse in the Khumbu region of Nepal but also included some trekking on a personal level before and after our project. Dammaru was a vital link in getting the project off the ground and then as a support person in Nepal before, during and after. He completed the following tasks with the utmost professionalism and patience. Arranged transfer of a large number of funds from Australian bank account to Nepalese bank account. Communications with the village before we arrived to ensure the walls were built. Organized our itinerary and necessary bookings for the trekking part of our journey for 8 adults. Once we arrived in Nepal he then assisted us in purchasing all the gear we needed for the finishing of the hothouse. e.g. Polycarbonate roof sheeting and the many other bits of hardware necessary. Transport of the roofing etc to Phortse village via helicopter, plane, yak, and porter. As well as being a part of the project Dammaru also was our trekking guide for the duration of our trip of 5 weeks. He organized everything for us from the hotel, in Kathmandu and everything in between our trek to base camp. He is honest, reliable and always puts the customer first. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dammaru to anyone who is considering a trip to Nepal.

    Testimonial from Bell Howse with hothouse group  Australia
    • Testimonial from Bell Howse with hothouse group Australia
  • Dammaru Niraula Trekking Guide Trip Leader I have had an association with Dammaru over the last three years. My first trek with Dammaru was to the Solu Khumbu region where he tailored a trek to suit our request to climb some remote passes and stay off the main tourist routes where possible. His knowledge of the area was very impressive and his attention to our safety was always his major concern. The second trek I did with Dammaru two years later. This trip was the culmination of a long term project to build hothouses in a village deep into the Solu Khumbu region. www.himalyanhothouse.org To complete this project Dammaru had a pivotal role in developing contacts, sourcing materials helping to manage the project finances. During the preparations for the Hothouse project, we found Dammaru to be honest, prompt and very hardworking. He also showed a great understanding of our requests and needs for the project to be successful. During the trek, itself Dammaru co-ordinated seven of our group and six porters as well as an extra climbing guide. He also acted as a very effective interpreter and liaison with the people of the village of Phortse. On a personal level, Dammaru is the most genuine man with a big heart. He shared the passion for our project and its humanitarian ideals. Once again our safety during the whole trek was his main concern. A phrase often used by Dammaru sums up his professional work ethic. Service is most important. I would not hesitate to recommend the services of Dammaru Niraula if you plan to undertake a trek or similar activity in Nepal.
    Ian Thwaity with hothouse group Australia
    • Ian Thwaity with hothouse group Australia
    • Australia
  • Dear Dammaru I have been trekking to Ghorepani poon hill on Jan 07 for 6 days with Mr. Dammaru. Poonhill is so beautiful, so all I can do is just taking pictures on poon hill. If you were planning to trek in Nepal, I would recommend you as one choice. His personality and professional guide skill makes me fun of Trekking and Nepal. so I am planning to go to Nepal again this August. He may meet all demand of you request on your trekking trip even though you join in the big group.  Because he has more over 10 years experience of  trekking guide for Many English and Japanese speaker. Actually, I have never met such a good Japanese speaker guide and I had no chance to speak in English with him. I can recommend him to all people who need great experience guide with English or Japanese. so you can get satisfaction for a great guide. Very Thanks,
    Testimonial from Hajime / Tokyo.
    • Testimonial from Hajime / Tokyo.
    • Japan
  • I was a member of a group of nine friends from Northamptonshire in 204 from the UK, on a trek of the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. Apart from one member, we were all approaching or over the age of 60 and were all well aware of the difficulties we could encounter at Thorong La which sits at an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet). Our group was led by Dammaru Niraula and we were most impressed by his leadership qualities. He introduced us gently to the lower altitudes and gradually encouraged us on longer and more arduous days of trekking. At Manang, he encouraged us to take a day trek up the lower slopes of Gangapurna and Annapurna III (see my photo below) and afterward to attend an altitude safety lecture in Manang. We are all convinced that, without his careful attention to altitude safety, we would not all have completed the trek over Thorong La and some of us at least would have joined the many trekkers who are forced to descend suffering from altitude sickness. We will always be eternally grateful to Dammaru and his team of Sherpas. Like many Nepalese, Dammaru has a very quiet and gentle nature with a keen sense of humor and fun. At first, he appears to be shy and reserved but is constantly attending to the needs of his guests, assessing their temperaments and abilities and adjusting the itinerary accordingly. After a few days in his care, you come to realize that you are in the hands of an experienced, competent and understanding mountain guide. I can recommend him too highly and know that he will continue to offer excellent trekking facilities in the Himalayas.
    Philip Pomeroy  Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • Philip Pomeroy Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • British
  • My husband and I embarked on a trip to Nepal in October 2006. We were hoping to avoid the large tour groups and were referred to Himalayan Holidays based in Kathmandu as a provider of customized tours. We had looked on the net to determine the tour we wanted to undertake and spoke to many people and eventually decided 6-day on Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. We live in a plain and therefore training for the trek was a challenge in itself. We spent our weekends climbing up and down a 700metre high hill that was regarded as sufficiently steep for our training needs. However, we were unsure of what to expect in Nepal and were concerned about our levels of fitness for the trek that we had in mind. We were introduced to our guide, Dammaru at the hotel we were staying in Kathmandu and our anxieties were quickly alleviated. This diminutive gentleman exuded confidence and assured us that he was able to accommodate our individual fitness levels and ensure that our time in his country was hassle free. And indeed he did! Without it being particularly noticeable, Dammaru controlled the tempo of our daily treks in order that the enjoyment factor always exceeded any physical discomfort. His relationship with the locals was both real & genuine which meant we never felt like intruders or uncomfortable in their presence. Dammaru's keen negotiation skills with the local tea house proprietors' meant the delay between arriving & unwinding from the challenges of our daily treks was minimal with the accommodation always being appropriate to our needs. His professionalism was faultless. He provided us with a wealth of information on all aspects of the history, culture, flora, and fauna of this remarkable country. Not only was he a fantastic guide, but his cheeky grin and sense of humor ensured Dammaru to be a fantastic traveling companion. Our dealings with Dammaru exceeded all expectations and we hope to make a return visit to this stunningly beautiful country.

    Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie  South Australia
    • Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie South Australia
    • Australia
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