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Khair Lake Trekking

Start from US$ 939 751 Group Discount

No. of people Price Per Person
0 - 1 1063 US$
2 - 4 751 US$
5 - 8 623 US$
9 - 12 587 US$
13 + 561 US$
  • 14 Days
  • Moderate
  • 2 - 4 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus

Accommodation: Teahouse+Hotel

Max. Altitude: 4,700m

Activities: Trekking, Cultural Tour

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Our Khayer trek is well off the beaten trekking trail and along the remote Himalaya range of Kopra ridge and through forests with traditional villages in the heart of Annapurna region. One of the world greatest, the Khayer trek offers you views of the Annapurna range and gigantic Mt. Dhaulagiri which are entirely breathtaking and complement many of our unique campsites during this two week trek.

For the words Khayer Lake sometime people pronounce as Khair Tal (Lake) also. This is newly open trekking trail combination with most popular Ghorepani Poon Hill trip and Himalayan wilderness. The Khayer Lake Trekking is in the heart of the Annapurna region and has a power of magnetic attraction on trekkers. The trail still remains a largely secret trekking route whereas the Annapurna region is more frequented by trekkers. The majestic Dhaulagiri (8,167m) is the seventh highest mountain of the world, Nilgiri, Tukuche peak, Annapurna south, Himchuli, Fish-tail, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna IV, III, Dampus Peak, Mana Pathi Peak, and Annapurna Fang all plunk up in line wearing a veil of endless snow. During the spring season the Khayer Trek will enhance your spirit with the glow of various flowers including Rhododendron and Magnolia. Khayer Lake is holy site, where people are praying for their success. On top of this visiting Khayer will put you in the open arms of locals and their strong and colorful cultural traditions. Every March to August all the local people get to together on the Khayer Lake and engage in a traditional ritual. Yak is slain and drinks the blood while it is hot. They believe it is the ideal treatment for any kind of illness. The next occasion, during the day of sacred-thread replacement at August full moon (Janai Purnima), people believe that they will receive everything wish for when they pray to Khayer Baraha. In particular the married barren women ask for the fertility.

There are several routes for the Khair Trek, you can begin trip from Beni Galeshwar as a recently developed community based trekking route, and then walk through the Bashkharka, Nagi, Mohare Danda, Poon Hill, Ghorepani, Swanta, Khopra Danda, Khayer Lake, Dhan Kharka/Chistibang, Bayeli, Bhaisi Kharka/ Dobate, Isharu, Mashar then catch Ghorapani trekking main trail at Tadapani.  Or you can start trip from Tatopani, Narchang and Nayapul but Nayapul is shortest drive from Pokhara. The trail ascend a series of forested ridges from Swanta, away from the more popular routes, passing through the traditional villages, lush forests then finally to the sacred Khayer Lake. Besides these, the sunrise and sunset view from Ghorepani Pun hill is most excellent. An amazing view of Hiunchuli and Annapurna south are a taste of things to come as we gradually ascend through rhododendron forest and alpine meadows to camp beneath the splendid Fang Face of Annapurna I. From Khopra Danda, it is best to day hike to the Lake “Khayer Baraha” situated at 4,700 meters. This lake is down in the lap of the south Annapurna and from here we can enjoy the view of Kali Gandaki (the deepest gorge in the world).  We end our trip collecting boundless experience either in Nayapul or Phadi. Our crew will lead the singing and dancing in Pokhara during our last night together before we return to Kathmandu.

The spectacular Annapurna Khayer Lake trek is a highly recommended short trek which can be arranged throughout the whole in the year. It would be our great pleasures make your holidays more enjoyable and relaxing through our experienced local Guide and friendly staff. Nepal Mother house Treks organizes Khayer Trekking itinerary in a personalized manner according to our clients’ holiday schedule and interests. We look forward to hearing from you!

Trip Highlights

  • Off the beaten trail in the Annapurna Region, “Khayer Baraha” sacred to Hindus serene.
  • Goes along the remote Himalaya range of Kopra ridge, forests and traditional village.
  • Poon Hill (3,210m) offers breathtaking views of Himalaya range including fishtail and Annapurna.
  • One of the best trekking destinations for all types of travelers and nature lovers.
  • Every August full moon people pray Khair Baraha Lake (4,700m) for.
  • A yak is slain and drinks the blood for ideal treatment for any kind of illness.
  • In particular the married barren women ask for the fertility at holy lake.
  • 360 degree amazing view of Mountains from Khopra Danda.
  • Community base tea house trekking in Annapurna.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu.

Day 02:Trekking preparation and permit paper work day.

Day 03:Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (950m) - 6 to 7 hours by tourist bus

Day 04:Drive to Nayapul (1010m) and trek to Tikhedunga (1570meters) - 3 hours

Day 05:Trek Thikdhunga to Ghorepani (2840m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 06:Hike up Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m) - 45 minutes, to Swata /Swanta (2270m) -3 to 4 hours

Day 07:Trek Swata to Khopra Danda (3660m) -4 to 5 hours

Day 08:Explore day at sacred Khayer Lake (4,700m) and Annapurna south glacier

Day 09:Trek Khopra Danda to Bayeli (3432 m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 10:Trek Bayeli to Tadapani (2520m) -4 to 5 hours

Day 11:Trek Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m) -3 to 3 ½ hours

Day 12:Trek Ghaundrung to Nayapul (1010m) - 3 hours, Drive to Pokhara (950m) - 1:45 hours

Day 13:Drive back to Kathmandu early in the morning by Tourist Bus - 6 to 7 hours

Day 14:Your own destination.

Cost Include

  • Free Airport picks up and drops all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport).
  • Star level 3+2 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara twin bed sharing basic.
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project), TIMS (Trekkers Information System) Cards.
  • Pokhara to trekking starting point (Nayapul) & trekking ending point to (Syaulibazaar/ Siwa/Nayapul )Pokhara by private/Public Bus/Taxi/car/van/Bus.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by comfort tourist bus.
  • Trekking equipments (worm down jackets, sleeping bag & Duffle Bag) during the trekking if you needed.
  • Nepal Mother House T-shirt /Cap and Appreciation Card of Trip (after trip end).
  • Three times meals (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), tea coffee in a cup each meal during trek.
  • Soft & comfort private accommodation entire Mountain twin bed sharing with share toilet.
  • Government license holder English Speaking experienced Local Guide with their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments.
  • A porter (between every 2 person basic) carries max.20-25 kg. Plus their food, accommodation, wage, insurance, all transportation.
  • One Sherpa (assistance guide) if group size more than 6 people. Plus their food, accommodation, salary, insurance and equipments.
  • Guide & porters insurance for their happy journey.
  • A Trekking Map of Annapurna Trip for a Group.
  • Supplementary snacks (cookies, fresh fruits) on the trek.
  • First Aid medical kit during trip & welcome and Fare well program.
  • Tourist service charge, vat, Governments Tax and official expanse if necessary.

Cost Exclude

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Chocolate, Cookies, desert, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek.
  • Clients travel Insurance and evacuation (compulsory).
  • If incase, flight cancel and charter helicopter or plane.
  • Tipping for Guide & porter, yours meals at Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Personal expenses like Shopping, souvenirs or gift, personal mountaineering gears.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend.
  • International airfare, airport departure tax and Visa fee.
  • Things which not mention above our services.
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.

Trip Note

If you do not need porter for the trip, the trekking cost will be reducing from the original price. Nepal Mother House gives you some clue to make less cost for the Solo traveler also. Please contact us in our email for more details with your requirements. 

If you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions: Bungee Jumping, mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley, white water Rafting, Jeep Flyer, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Jungle Safari tour, Skydiving, Mt. Everest view flight, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square, the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities Sightseeing, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you. Namaste and see you during your next trip to the Nepal Himalayas!

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu.Upon arrival at international airport, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport assist and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02 : Trekking preparation and permit paper work day. Trekking preparation and permit organize day. Please, check your insurance details and have a copy of your travel medical insurance policy with you.

Day 03 : Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (950m) - 6 to 7 hours by tourist bus Our trekking guide will come to the hotel in the morning at six o’clock to pick you with private transport. We’ll drive to Pokhara (200 km) which will take us about 6 to 7 hours on a very scenic route. Along the journey you will witness some stunning scenery of snow capped mountains, green hills, rivers in rafting, and villages. Pokhara is a beautiful valley with panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail), Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu. The town of Pokhara is set on the banks of the Phewa Lake. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu providing the perfect starting point for our trek. Stay overnight at a hotel.

Day 04 : Drive to Nayapul (1010m) and trek to Tikhedunga (1570meters) - 3 hours The first day trek starts from Nayapul after a one and half hour drive by private vehicle from Pokhara. After a 20 minute walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1015m), a large village that has many shops and teahouses inhabited by 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 walk offers a short and relatively easy trek. Stay overnight at tea house.

Day 05 : Trek Thikdhunga to Ghorepani (2840m) -5 to 6 hours After breakfast, we begin our journey with a steep climb to large Magar village at Ulleri (2,070m). Then the trail continues 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 in the trees. Then we trek towards Nangethanti (2,460m), after an hour walk we arrive at Ghorepani (2840m). Stay overnight at a lodge.

Day 06 : Hike up Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m) - 45 minutes, to Swata /Swanta (2270m) -3 to 4 hoursWe will hike about 45 minutes up to Poon Hill (3210m) early in the morning. This viewpoint provides an unobstructed and beautiful view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas with panoramic view giants Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna (8,091m), Machhapuchere, Nilgiri, Hiuchuli, South Annapurna etc. Additionally we can see a network of other peaks, slowly beginning to appear like magic before our eyes. We come back to Ghorepani for a hot breakfast, and start walking to Swata/Swanta through the pine and rhododendron forests before Chitre village. Chitre is inhabited by Magar community. From where you will take Khopra trail to the Swants. Stay overnight community base tea house at Swanta.

Day 07 : Trek Swata to Khopra Danda (3660m) -4 to 5 hours After having breakfast, we start trip to the Khopra Danda climb steep up trail from Swanta. After couple hours walking, we will have lunch at Chhistibang named as Dhand Kharka. Even it is steep up, the trail is pleasant through the forests of rhododendron and oak with glimpse of wildlife. Most of the time, you have magnificent mountains scenery and view of Andha gorge (The world’s deepest gorge) at Dana Valley. On spring the jungle looks colorful by rhododendron, magnolia and verities orchids which spread out perfume. Finally we arrive Tea house at Khopra, it is incredible view point with 360 degree angle for western region Himalaya range. Truly this is far better than Pun Hill and Sarangkot but you need more afford to get here. Khopra is the gateway to the Barahi Tal, situated at an altitude of 4,700 m. The place is worth visited in the time of ritual thread ceremony festival. Stay overnight at community base tea house.

Day 08 : Explore day at sacred Khayer Lake (4,700m) and Annapurna south glacier Today is your excursion day, you will visit Hindus and Buddhist sacred shrine Khair/ Khayer Lake, which is situated at the altitude of 4,700 meter from the sea level, and this, is main theme of this trip. As beyond the Khopra Danda, there is not any settlement, so you need to prepare pack lunch, some energy bars and enough drinking water with sufficient worm clothes during day hike. The hike is quite long but you have 360 degree excellent mountains views of the Annapurna Fang, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and surrounding mountains. The locals get together at this sacred lake on occasion of August full moon (Janai Purnima) with their tradition culture, dress and customs. People believe that, when you visit Khair Lake and parry goddess whatever you want, she will fulfill it. Even the infertile marriage woman, pray to God Khayer Barah, she will get her upspring. Return back to Khopra Danda for overnight stay.

Day 09 : Trek Khopra Danda to Bayeli (3432 m) -6 to 7 hours Today is quite long walk to the Bayali (3432m), most of trail is descending but there some up and flat also. After breakfast the trail goes through the high Himalaya with breathtaking mountains scenery. There are two trails; Upper and lower, the lower route is batter during the snowy season due to upper trail would be ice frozen on the trail but for the view point Upper route is best. Except winter others time can use upper route. This is beautiful walk view of Annapurna south 7219m, Himchuli (6441m), Fish Tail/Machhapuchhre (6993m), Annapurna III (7555m) and Annapurna II (7937m). After 6 to 7 hours walking you will stay overnight at Bayali Tea House.

Day 10 : Trek Bayeli to Tadapani (2520m) -4 to 5 hours After breakfast, the trail descends through the alpine ridge, with breathtaking mountains panoramic vista to the Tadapani. Today we see many trekkers on the main route. We can also take a hot shower in our lodge. Today, also there are two trails to the Tadapani, one through the Deurai and next straight. When you walk down to the Bhaisi Kharka/Dobate, the right trail goes to the Deurali and left goes to the Tatapani through the Isharu (3137m), Meshar (2969m) with tremendous view. We advice you taking new open route to the Tadapani. The trail to the Deurali climbs down gently along ridges with pine and rhododendron forests to the Deurali, and then descends through the main trekking route with beautiful waterfalls, streams, and dense forests to the Banthati. The stream has some clear pools alongside the trail and we climb up to the final destination Tadapani, meaning ‘far water’ and the water supply for this village is a long distance below. Stay night at Tea House.

Day 11 : Trek Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m) -3 to 3 ½ hours Today is an easier day. After a late wake up and breakfast, we will descend steeply through the dense forests with breathtaking panorama views of the Ghaundrung village, inhabited by Gurung people. If you wake up early in the morning you can catch some excellent sunrises above the mountains. We will stay overnight here so you’ll have the afternoon to visit the Annapurna conservation office, museum, and picturesque ancient Gurung village, the second largest Gurung settlement in Nepal.

Day 12 : Trek Ghaundrung to Nayapul (1010m) - 3 hours, Drive to Pokhara (950m) - 1:45 hours Today is our last day of trekking. We complete our trek in Nayapul at elevation of 1,010 meters. It makes for a short and easy walk through the terraced hill settlement. Then drive 1 and half hours 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 13 : Drive back to Kathmandu early in the morning by Tourist Bus - 6 to 7 hours We should be ready by 6:00 in morning in hotel lobby in order to have breakfast or seek advice from your trekking guide. We will drive back to Kathmandu through on the main road passing terraces, streams, rivers, local settlements, and high hills. It takes about 7 hours (conditional) to reach your hotel in Kathmandu. If you are interested to fly from Pokhara to Katmandu (bear in mind the extra cost of the plane tickets) please request Nepal Mother House Trekking to book your flight ticket in advance. It takes about 30 minutes flying time with spectacular views of the Himalayas, high hills, terraces, local settlements, and forests. This can indeed make it worth flying.

Day 14 : Your own destination. In this pleasant day you may have full day at leisure either relax at hotel or explore the around Thamel. Today is day of ending your journey, so we would like offer you farewell dinner in Nepali typical Restaurant and hand over you Trip Certificate, Trekking Permit and TIMS Card for memory of Nepal trip. Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until departure flight/drive. Our assist will be transfer to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination, taking with you the memory of a life time.


Except fixed departure date, we have every day departure according to your requirements. 

Departure Date and Price

Start Date End Date Status Cost  
20 November, 2018 03 December, 2018 Available USD 751
22 November, 2018 05 December, 2018 Available USD 751
26 November, 2018 09 December, 2018 Available USD 751
30 November, 2018 13 December, 2018 Available USD 751
03 December, 2018 16 December, 2018 Guaranteed USD 751
18 December, 2018 31 December, 2018 Available USD 751
24 December, 2018 06 January, 2019 Available USD 751
29 December, 2018 11 January, 2019 Available USD 751
01 January, 2019 14 January, 2019 Available USD 751
05 January, 2019 18 January, 2019 Available USD 751
11 January, 2019 24 January, 2019 Guaranteed USD 751
17 January, 2019 30 January, 2019 Available USD 751
26 January, 2019 08 February, 2019 Guaranteed USD 751
11 February, 2019 24 February, 2019 Available USD 751
16 February, 2019 01 March, 2019 Available USD 751
21 February, 2019 06 March, 2019 Available USD 751
27 February, 2019 12 March, 2019 Guaranteed USD 751
01 March, 2019 14 March, 2019 Available USD 751
11 March, 2019 24 March, 2019 Available USD 751
17 March, 2019 30 March, 2019 Available USD 751
21 March, 2019 03 April, 2019 Limited USD 751
26 March, 2019 08 April, 2019 Available USD 751
01 April, 2019 14 April, 2019 Available USD 751
04 April, 2019 17 April, 2019 Limited USD 751
04 April, 2019 17 April, 2019 Guaranteed USD 751
07 April, 2019 20 April, 2019 Available USD 751
08 April, 2019 21 April, 2019 Available USD 751
11 April, 2019 24 April, 2019 Guaranteed USD 751
18 April, 2019 01 May, 2019 Available USD 751
19 April, 2019 02 May, 2019 Available USD 751
23 April, 2019 06 May, 2019 Available USD 751
23 April, 2019 06 May, 2019 Available USD 751
28 April, 2019 11 May, 2019 Available USD 751
11 May, 2019 24 May, 2019 Available USD 751

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Useful Info

Few things are worth arranging while you are at home. Please note down these list details before your departure, this tips will help to make your trip enjoyable:

  • Read travel advice, inform yourself before travelling and get advice locally when you arrive.
  • Make sure your passport valid date during your travel and consult about visa processing.
  • Estimate your budget and fixed holiday period then chose suitable destination.
  • Note down travel check list before leave home and preparer accordingly.
  • Inform your friend and family about your trip and itinerary details.
  • Make copies of your important documents as a backup in case you lose the originals.
  • Buy Guide book and study about Nepal’s general information (culture, custom, political, people, geography, weather, festival, religion, rule and regulation).
  • Buy insurance which will cover all overseas medical, emergency evacuation costs.
  • Batter to know at list few Nepali words while traveling in Nepal.
  • Make reservations with advance payment, especially during peak season, for trip, accommodations and local guides.
  • Call your bank for debit- and credit-card to let them know about fees and your travel destination. Get your bank’s emergency phone number if you have a problem.
  • Visit the doctor for your health report and take medicine and vaccine accordingly.
  • Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them.
  • Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behavior may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal.
  • Never step over anyone feet/legs, and pull in your own legs when somebody wants to pass.
  • Never touch anybody with your feet, also never point in a direction using your feet. The feet are considered the most impure parts of the body.
  • When entering a house, somebody's kitchen, temple or monastery take off your shoes.
  • As a woman you should always be dressed avoiding provocation, so keep shoulders and legs covered.
  • It is very polite to give and accept with your right hand, and even more so when you use your left hand for supporting the elbow of your right hand.
  • When in doubt how to behave in certain situations; keep a low profile, do not shout and keep your dignity.
  • It is better not to touch offerings or persons when they are on way to shrines.
  • Beef is prohibited among both the Hindus and Buddhists. No female animal is killed for food.
  • You may not be allowed entry to the inner sanctuaries of temples and Stupas.
  • You may be interested to take snaps of temples, Stupas and monuments. Generally temples, Stupas and monuments are permitted to be photographed, but it is better to have permission before using your cameras.  

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