Khopra Ridge Khayar Lake Trekking is one of the most breathtaking adventures you will be doing. Located in Annapurna Conservation Area one can expect to see mountains like Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail Mountain), Annapurna Range, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri on the trail. Not as popular as other trekking routes, this is an advantage for people who wish less traffic in route. However, you should not compromise on the eye-pleasing view forecasted by mountains and its surrounding. Khayar Lake Trekking offers you a route from the traditional village through dense forest and high mountains. Surrounded by mountains that shore the sky.
Once you arrive to begin the trek you can find the humble people. They welcome you with a warm smile and give you a glimpse of life in Mountain. You can get the stunning close-up view of Annapurna range which seems just a couple of feet away from us. You also get to view the magnificent vista of Dhaulagiri range, Nilgiri range, and the other Himalayas visible from Annapurna region. You get to trek to the sacred lake of Khayar Lake which has great importance to its Buddhism following locale. You can find the various ethnic groups such as Gurung, Magar, Chemjong, Limbu, etc. as you will move from the hilly region to the mountainous region. People living in these areas mostly follow Buddhism the religion of peace. The hospitality and friendliness of local people are something money cannot buy. There are hotels, homestays and various tea houses on the trail. Feel free to admire the nature and monstrous mountains of Nepal. You can find many postcard scenes on the trek. You will relish the mesmerizing sunrise from Poon Hill. The vista of the sun rising behind the Himalayas is really mouthwatering. You’ll also enjoy the similar view from Ghandruk, Ghorepani, and other Himalayan villages that are included in your trekking route. You’ll trek through lush Himalayan forests throughout the trek encountering varieties of floras and faunas. Khopra Ridge Khayar Lake Trekking will definitely be the most memorable trek in your life.
We in High Camp Adventure strive to provide you service. Having guides that are fully qualified to take you on this trek, we can assure you of a very good trekking experience. We will also ease your trek by providing services that are hard to get on those mountain trails. As mentioned above the Khayar Lake trek is new trekking route and can offer fewer hotels or homestay.
Day 01Kathmandu to Pokhara.
Day 02Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedunga
Day 03Tikhedunga to Ghorepani.
Day 04Ghorepani to Swanta.
Day 05Swanta to Khopra Danda.
Day 06Khopra Danda to Khayar Base Camp.
Day 07Explore around Khayar Base Camp and lake.
Day 08Khayar Base Camp to Khopra Danda.
Day 09Khopra to Dobato.
Day 10Dobato to Tadapani.
Day 11Tadapani to Pokhara via Ghandruk.
Day 12 Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 1Kathmandu to Pokhara. Driving on Prithvi Highway with the flow of Trishuli River, we leave from Kathmandu (1350m) for Pokhara. It is a 200 km ride and takes 5 to 7 hours. The objective is not to take the stress and relax. We can enjoy boating on Fewa Lake and the street of Lakeside.
Day 2Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedunga On the second day, we will be going to Nayapul (1070m) that is about two hours’ drive from Pokhara. After reaching Nayapul, we trek through lush Himalayan forests to reach Birethanti. We cross Modi Khola and trek for an hour or two to reach Tikhedunga.
Day 3Tikhedunga to Ghorepani.On the third day, we will trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2870m).Prithvi through Ulleri’s famous 3200 steps. We will then walk through the Magar village of Banthantibefore crossing a couple of small water streams to reach Nangethanti. We canAfter 6 hours of trek reach Ghorepani which hosts the stunning panorama of Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and the other snow-capped mountains.
Day 4Ghorepani to Swanta.The fourth day we take We can trek reach morning hike to Poonhill (3210m). Poonhillistrek renowned for the view of eight mountains. We relish the stunning view of the sun rising over the mountains. After enjoying the sunrise view and majestic panorama of the Himalayas from Poonhill, we trek to Swanta. We’ll trek through rhododendron forests and cross a couple of water streams to reach the beautiful Magar village of Swanta.
Day 5Swanta to Khopra Danda.On the fifth day, we move from We can to Khopra Danda (3660m). We trek up the steep ridges to reach Kharka. After trekking through a couple of bamboo and rhododendron forest, we reach Khopra Danda. Khopra Danda is also known as Khopra ridge which is one of the key points in our Khayar Lake Trekking. Like Poonhill, the sunrise enjoys the fantastic panorama of the Himalayasstaring back at us.
Day 6Khopra Danda to Khayar Base Camp.The sixth day takes us to Khayar Base Camp (4020m). We will trek through alpine forests of rhododendron, juniper, and pine and pass some Buddhist monasteries on our way to Khayar Base Camp. We enjoy the magnificent view of the Himalayas from the base camp. Then we will rest for the day.
Day 7Explore around Khayar Base Camp and lake.Seventh-day is all about exploring Khayar Base Camp and visiting Khayar Lake. We hike up to Khayar Lake and find a shrine where the Bhadra Purnima festival is celebrated. When we’re around Khayar Lake premises, we’re just 6 km away from Annapurna South. Hence, the gigantic mountain seems just a foot away from us. We relish the stunning view of Annapurna Range, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, and the other Himalayas. After exploring the lake, we trek back to Khayar Base Camp.
Day 8Khayar Base Camp to Khopra Danda.On day eight day, we will trek down to Khopra Danda. We click some photographs with the mesmerizing view of the Himalayas in our background. We trek through dense forests of oak and rhododendron to pass small Magar and Limbu villages on our way to Khopra Danda.
Day 9Khopra to Dobato.Day Nine we will trek from Khopra Danda to Dobato (3460m). Chasing the stunning view of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri range, Nilgiri, and Lamjung Himal range, we trek to a viewpoint of Muldai which host the charismatic view of aforementioned Himalayas. After a for an hour or two, we reach Dobato.
Day 10Dobato to Tadapani.On day ten we trek from Dobato to Tadapani (2520m). Tadapani is a meet point for many tourist routes like Poonhill and Annapurna Base Camp. We may spot deer, monkey, yak, blue sheep, Munal, and other species of animals and birds while we trek through lush Himalayan forests to reach Tadapani.
Day 11Tadapani to Pokhara via Ghandruk.Day eleven we will trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is one of the most famous villages of Gurung people and is beautiful Nepali architecture village. Ghandruk hosts the magnificent view of Mt. Machhapuchhre. We then take a ride to Pokhara. It is about 3 hours ride from Ghandruk to Pokhara.
Day 12 Pokhara to KathmanduDay twelve, we return to Kathmandu from Pokhara on a tourist coach. We then spend our evening doing some shopping. Later, we meet for a farewell dinner.