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Nepal - Khayar Lake Trek with Poonhill (16 Days)

The Khayar Lake Trek is an interesting trekking destination located in the Annapurna region. Only a few years ago, this trail was opened to the public by the government. The major highlights of this trek are the magnificent views of the Annapurna ranges including Annapurna South, Annapurna III and IV, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre and many more over the magnificent Khayar Lake at 4827 meters. Gurung, Magar and Tamang communities are the main populations around the region. The trail gives you the opportunity to explore the unique traditional lifestyle and culture along with the Khayar Lake. During the trekking, enjoy the beautiful views of mountain ranges as you pass through the paddy fields. 

This itinerary is a guideline only and we will follow the itinerary as far as possible but due to weather conditions, health conditions, natural disasters and other unfavorable phenomenon your guide might decide to amend or cancel the itinerary for your own safety. Your guide will help you at any time with providing information regarding conditions and safety during the treks.

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, our representative will meet, greet and welcome you in order to transfer you to your confirmed hotel. You can rest, relax and enjoy your time in the hotel or you can stroll around the city.

Accommodation:Overnight in Yatri Suites & Spa or similar.

Our guide will receive you at the hotel and then you will head towards Pokhara, which is in the west direction from Kathmandu and lies about 200 kilometers far. Along the highway, enjoy the exciting panorama of rivers and landscapes. Upon arrival in Pokhara, check-in to the hotel and have some rest. Later in the afternoon, you can stroll around the lakeside street of Pokhara and the bank of the Phewa lake.

Accommodation: Overnight in Batika Classic Hotel or similar in Pokhara.

In the morning, check-out from the hotel and then we'll drive to Nayapul. From Nayapul, the trekking starts with as first destination Tikhedhunga. The trail is easy and most of the trail is smooth ascend to Tikhedhunga.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Tikhedunga.

We'll start trekking from Tikhedhunga to the steep steps of Ulleri. The steep steps Ulleri are very challenging so take your time to ascend while passing along villages and streams. Along the route, you'll get the first sight of the Himalayas of the trek. The trail will then take you through a rhododendron forest that leads into Ghorepani. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Ghorepani.

In the early morning, you'll begin the trek to Poon Hill early in the morning to catch the first ray of sunlight. The pleasant sunrise at Poon Hill glides over the culturally rich villages that are set against the background of the majestic mountains. Afterward, we return to Ghorepani and have breakfast. Then, we leave Ghorepani and head for Swata village. After trekking for about 4 hours through dense rhododendron forests, we'll reach today's destination, Swata village.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Swata village.

Todays a strenuous day as we have to ascend more than 1500 meters. Leaving Swata village, we ascend over a steep path passing through many beautiful landscapes and gorges. Along the path, one can enjoy the magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna south and Machhapuchhre. After trekking for about 5 to 6 hours, we reach KhobraDanda.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Khobra Danda.

Today is the day we will be reaching our main destination. As we leave KhobraDanda, we head to Khayar Base Camp. The route is difficult due to the altitude and it will take about 4 to 5 hours to reach Khayar Base Camp.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Khayar Base Camp.

Early in the morning, one can witness the majestic sunrise views over the Annapurna mountain range. Use your whole day to explore and roam around Khayar Lake and its surroundings.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Khayar Base Camp.

Today, we retrace our trail back to KhobraDanda. The 4 to 5-hour trek is over a wonderful trail with beautiful scenery along the way.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Khobra Danda.

Leaving Khobra Danda and we'll pass through hills, gorges, and a forest to reach Chistibung, which will take about 4 to 5 hours. We spend the night in Chistibung.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Chistibung.

The trail leads us to many ascends and descends leading through a dense forest to reach Dobato. Along the trail, you can enjoy the beautiful landscapes filled with dense rhododendron forests and panoramic views of mountain ranges.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Dobato.

Today, the trail is comparatively easier and requires only 4 to 5 hours of trekking. Along the trail, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Annapurna mountain ranges and Himchuli mountain. You can also observe the diverse flora and fauna found along the streams and waterfalls.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Tadapani.

In the morning, we descend to Ghandruk village. As we descend, we pass through a dense rhododendron forest accompanied by waterfalls and streams. Ghandruk village is one of the largest and most famous Gurung settlements in Nepal and provides firsthand experience in the culture and traditions of the Gurung community. This village also provides an awe-inspiring view of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre mountain.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Ghandruk.

Today is your last day of trekking. Leaving the beautiful village of Ghandruk, you will commence walking downhill to Nayapul. The trail is quite easy compared to the previous days. As you reach Nayapul, you will catch the vehicle and drive back to Pokhara. With that, the trekking on this tour has ended.

Accommodation: Overnight in Batika Classic Hotel or similar in Pokhara.

Our guide will pick you up from the hotel and then make our day back to Kathmandu. During the drive, you can enjoy the views of the villages, the Marshyangdi and Trishuli river, rice terraces and the mountain ranges. On reaching Kathmandu, check-in to the hotel, have some rest or stroll around the streets of Thamel.

Accommodation:Overnight in Yatri Suites & Spa or similar in Kathmandu.

In the morning, our office representative will come to pick you and transfer you to the airport for the flight to your onward destination, according to your flight time.

Have a safe journey onwards.


All land transportation by private vehicle.
2-night accommodation in 4* Yatri Suites & Spa or similar in Kathmandu including breakfast.
2-night accommodation in Batika Classic Hotel or similar in Pokhara including breakfast.
12-nights accommodation on the room only basis throughout the trek.
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trek leader.
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
National park entrance fee, Trekking permit and TIMS card.
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).


Food and Drinks/ Beverage bills.
Travel Insurance.
Tipping (Tips for guide, driver and supporters).
International flight.
Extras cost for up-grading rooms at hotels if/when applicable.
Emergency Rescue evacuation Insurance of any kind.
What’s not included in Includes.

To enhance your experience in Nepal, we give you the possibility to add one or more extra activities to this travel package. The step of adding these is available in the "Book now" process.

Do not hesitate to check each extra activity. They can be booked also separately.

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