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Khopra ridge and Khayar Lake trek

khayar lake with Khopra ridge short trek
Overview

Khopra ridge and Khayar Lake trek in Annapurna

Khopra ridge or khayar lake is located near by Annapurna South Base Camp, is one of of the most famous trekking trail lies Annapurna region. Khayar Lake trek can be done through Tikhedunga – Ghorepani – Punhill – Khopra ridge – Khayar Lake – Tadapani – Ghandruk or vice versa. However after visiting Khopra ridge / hill top and khayar lake you can descend downhill walking to Tatopani 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 combine in this trek 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 trekking 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 which is really popular, among the snow capped mountains besides all the Himalayan ranges as well as the best sunrise and sunset views on 180 deg angle

Khayar Lake & Khopra ridge trekking highlights

Amazing Annapurnas, Macchapucchare known as Fish Tail, and Dhaulagiri massifs, Year round Extensive flora and fauna, Unique and black hills, mystic cultures and landscapes to explore, pristine Khayar lake, Numerous peaks.

Khopra ridge and Khayar Lake trek grading

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 trekking. 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.

Khopra ridge and Khayar Lake trek covers:

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.

Khayar Lake Trekking outline itinerary

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 khopra ridge (4020m), 7 hours Day 07: Trek from khopra Danda to Khayar base camp (4620m), 6 hours Day 08: Explore day in Khyar Bace Camp (visit Kalibaraha holy Lake and Annapurna south glacier) Day 09: Trek Khyar Bace Camp to khopra Danda (4020m), 6 hours Day 10: Trek khopra Danda to Chhistibung (3100m), 6 hours Day 11: Trek Chhistibung to Dobato (3460m), 5 hours Day 12: Trek Dobato to Tadapani (2520m) than to Ghandruk (1950m), 8 hours Day 13: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul than to Pokhara, 6 hours Day 14: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu Day 15: Final departure for your onward destination
Itinerary

Khayar lake or Khopra Ridge trekking details

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 further programs.

Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

Our Tour Guide leads you explore around Kathmandu valley for sightseeng. Full day guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley Tour including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Baudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa 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) 6 hours

Pokhara lake side located at 210 kilometers west of Kathmandu. During the journey, you can drive through heavily terraced fields and river valley to 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. You can also take a flight from Kathamndu to Pokhara instead of drive.

Day 04 : Drive to Nayapul (1010m) then trek to Tikhedunga village (1570 meters)

The first day trek start at Nayapull after 1 and 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. Then, the 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 offers a short and comparatively easy day, during the journey allowing getting use 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 crossed bridge. Then the trail leads us 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 Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m) then to Khopra hill (4020m), 7 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 a network of other peaks, slowly begin to appear like magic before our eyes. We come back to Ghorepani for a hot breakfast and start walking downhill to Phalate and then ascend over upper trail to get khopra ridge. Stay overnight at guest house run by community.

Day 07 : Trek khopra Danda to Khayar Base Camp (4620m) 5 to 6 hours Day 08 : Explore day in Khyar Bace Camp (visit Kalibaraha holy Lake and Annapurna south glacier) Day 09 : Trek Khyar Bace Camp to khopra Danda (4020m) 5 to 5 ½ hours Day 10 : Trek khopra Danda to Chhistibung (3100m) 4 to 5 hour Day 11 : Trek Chhistibung to Dobato (3460m) 5 to 5 ½ hours Day 12 : Trek Dobato to Ghandruk village (1940m) via Tadapani (2520m), 7 hours

The trail goes downhill walking gently along ridges with pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali hill, then descent through main trekking route with the beautiful waterfall, stream, and dense forest to the Banthati. The stream has some clear pools alongside the trail and finally climb up to the final destination Tadapani where we can have lunch and walk further downhill to Ghandruk village. Ghaundrung village the second largest Gurung settlement in Nepal, inhabitant of Gurung people. Ghandruk village offers excellent sunrise with mountains changeable face. If you have time enough than visit Gurung museum. Stay overnight at Lodge.

Day 13 : Trek from Ghaundrung to Nayapull village, Drive to Pokhara (950m) 1:45 hours

Today is our last day of trekking; we complete our trek in Nayapull at elevation of 1010 meters, short and easy walking through the terraces hill settlement. Then drive 1 and half hour by private vehicle 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 14 : 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 water fall, Bishwa Shanti Stupa (World Peace stupa ), International Mountaineering Museum, Tibetan refugee settlement and Gupteshower cave. We will relax rest of the day in Hotel or Shopping around. Overnight at hotel

Day 15 : Drive back to Kathmandu early in the morning by Tourist Bus 6 to 7 hours Day 16 : Drop you to the international airport Kathmandu
Cost

Cost Include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • 1 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • Domestic flight: Kathmandu to Pokhara airfare with airport departure tax.
  • Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days.
  • Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
  • Pokhara Fewa lake side – Nayapool & Return to Fewa lake side transfer by TAXI.
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
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FAQ
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights 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 and Khayar Lake budget trek ?

Answer: This trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 5 – 6 hours in a day, with a light weight rucksack somehow about 3000M above sea level.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Khopra ridge and Khayar Lake express 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 better idea to own sleeping equipment.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in Khopra ridge and Khayar Lake standard 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 shower along Khopra ridge and Khayar Lake express Trekking?

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 bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Khopra ridge and 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 camp site/along the way in the camping trekking.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or mobile batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the guest house trekking there will be chances to charge your battery. We recommend to you bring extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters ! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.

Question: Is there any communication facilities on Khopra ridge and Khayar Lake Trekking?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: Not yet !. For the trekking you need to have cash because credit cards works 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 total price of a trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Khopra ridge and Khayar Lake Trekking?

Answer: We provide porters they will carry your luggage.

Question: Is there any communication while we are on khayar lake or khayar ridge Trekking?

Answer: There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking 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 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 5-6 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls for Khopra ridge and Khayar Lake Trekking?

Answer: We recommend to take that it will be the helpful 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.

Note:

The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.

“What makes this trip special ?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others.

Khayar lake trekking fact

    1. Trip Duration: 15 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Moderate
    3. Max Altitude: 4620m / 15,107 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-20 People
    6. Best Time: Oct -May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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