Khayer Lake Trek

Trip Fact:
  • Duration 13 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • DestinationNepal
  • AccommodationHotels in Kathmandu/Pokhara and Guest houses/lodges during trekking
  • MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu/Pokhara and All meals during the trek
  • Trip Start/EndPokhara
  • Group Size1-30 pax
  • Best SeasonMarch to May and September to November are the best months.

What to Expect:

  • Khayer Lake is a sacred site in the Annapurna region.
  • Many locals and Hindus visit for worship and pilgrimage, particularly during Janai Purnima.
  • Offers stunning views of various Himalayan peaks like Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Bhara Shikhar, Annapurna I, and Machhapuchhre.
  • The trek passes through alpine forests housing diverse flora and fauna.
  • The trail is of spiritual significance to the Magar Community and Hindu people.
  • It offers a chance to witness local customs and rituals, especially those related to pilgrimage activities and sacrifices at the Khayer Barahai temple.
  • It is one of the least crowded and lesser-known treks in the Annapurna Conservation Area.

Khayer Lake trek, also known as Khopra ridge trek or Khopra trek, is a quiet trail located in the middle of the Annapurna Conservation Area. It's less crowded compared to other trails and offers a unique experience. The trek to Khayer Lake, a sacred site in the Annapurna region is quite challenging. Local people and trekkers visit the lake to worship and to enjoy the stunning view of the Himalayan Range and the lake.

The trek to Khayer Lake passes through different landscapes like waterfalls, snowy areas, and dry lands, leading to the sacred lake at 4500 meters. Near the lake, there's a small temple, Khayer Barahai, where locals, especially the Magar Community and Hindus, perform pilgrimage activities and make sacrifices, particularly during Janai Purnima.

This trek is notable because it's not very well-known among trekkers, making it an ideal choice for those who prefer less crowded paths. The route starts from Ghandruk, proceeds to Tadapani, then moves upwards to Dobato, Shristibung, and Khopra Danda. It offers breathtaking views of various peaks including Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Bhara Shikhar, Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, and more, seen from different locations along the trail like Mulde peak, Khopra Danda, and Poon Hill.

Walking through alpine forests allows trekkers to experience the rich biodiversity of the area, including various flora, fauna, and trees like cone, oak, juniper, and rhododendron. There are also yak pastures along the way, adding to the diverse landscapes of the Khopra danda trek. This newly opened trail, being off the beaten path, provides a pleasurable and unique trekking experience, away from the large crowds, for those wanting to explore the Annapurna region's natural beauty and cultural richness.

How difficult is Khayer Lake Trek?

Khayer Lake Trek isn’t too hard; it’s a middle-level trek going up to 4500 meters. You don’t need to be super fit or a certain age to do it. If you can walk for 6-7 hours each day, you should be fine. Just remember, it’s a mountain path, so there will be lots of ups and downs.

There’s a part near Khayer Lake, the way to Ice Lake, that’s especially tough and can be very slippery in winter because of ice. So, it’s smart to wear shoe spikes and use walking sticks. It’s also cold and the air is thin, so dress warmly and drink plenty of fluids to avoid falling ill.

Best Time to Trek to Khayer Lake

The best times to trek to Khayer Lake are during the autumn and spring seasons. Autumn is particularly favored as the weather is typically just right, not too hot or too cold, offering clear, sunny days and spectacular, unhindered views of the Himalayas, making the trek a preferred choice for many. Spring is also a pleasant time to undertake the trek, with warmer temperatures and blooming rhododendrons adding to the beauty of the journey, although the weather can sometimes turn unfavorable towards the end of the season.

Conversely, the monsoon season, spanning from June to August, is not recommended for trekking due to continuous rains, potential landslides, and obscured views, making the experience less enjoyable. Lastly, winter treks are considered risky owing to extreme cold, snowfalls, and obscured views, and those who choose to trek during this season do so at their own risk.


Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal! Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel situated at 1400m above sea level. Enjoy the vibrant energy and rich culture of the capital city and get some rest for the exciting journey ahead.

  • Hotel
  • 1400m

Today, you can choose to either drive or fly to Pokhara. A flight takes approximately 25 minutes, while a drive will take around 6-7 hours. Once in Pokhara (820m), settle into your hotel and take in the tranquil atmosphere of this beautiful city. A breakfast is included on this day.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 820m

From Pokhara, first, you will drive to Nayapul and then begin the trek to Ghandruk, reaching an elevation of 2012m. The walk will take around 5 hours. You will stay overnight at a guesthouse or a lodge in Ghandruk, enjoying breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2012m

Embark on a 6-hour trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani (2610m). Enjoy the diverse landscapes and breathtaking views as you make your way to the overnight stay at a guesthouse or a lodge, where you will be provided with breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2610m

Today, the journey continues with a 6-hour trek from Tadapani to Dobato, reaching 3350m. Once again, you will stay overnight at a guesthouse or lodge, where breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3350m

Descend slightly to Chistibung (3000m) with a walking distance of about 5 hours. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the mountains as you rest overnight at a guesthouse or lodge, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner served.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3000m

Trek from Chistibung to Khopra Danda today, reaching an elevation of 4020m in about 6 hours. Enjoy the breathtaking mountain views before retiring for the night at a lodge, with meals included.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4020m

Have an exploration day in Khopra Danda (4020m), with an option to hike up to Khayar Lake (4827m). After exploring the serene landscapes, return to Khopra Danda for an overnight stay at the lodge, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4020m

Today, you will trek from Khopra Danda to Sewata, a journey of about 5 hours, reaching an elevation of 2270m. Enjoy another peaceful night at a lodge or guesthouse, with all meals provided.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2270m

Trek from Sewata to Ghorepani today, reaching 3210m in about 5 hours. Experience the majestic surroundings as you rest overnight at a guesthouse or lodge, enjoying breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3210m

Begin the day with an early morning hike to Poon Hill (3210m) to witness a stunning sunrise. Return to Ghorepani and continue the trek to Hile, a journey of about 5-6 hours. From Hile, drive back to Pokhara (820m) and settle in your hotel for the night. Meals include breakfast and lunch.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • 820m

Return to Kathmandu today, either by a 25-minute flight or a 6-7 hour drive. Once back in Kathmandu (1400m), enjoy the final night in the hotel, with breakfast included.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m

On the final day, you will be transferred to Tribhuwan International Airport for your onward journey. Safe travels!

  • Breakfast

Cost Details


  • Airport pickup/drop off ( International/Domestic)
  • Kathmandu hotel for 3 nights ( 3 star hotel )
  • Pokhara hotel for 2 nights ( 3 star hotel)
  • Tea house accomodation in the mountain ( as per itinerary )
  • Meals during the trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner )
  • Professional trekking guide
  • Strong and helpful trekking porter
  • ACAP permit and TIMS card for the trek
  • First aid kit
  • Equipments for trekking staff
  • Tourist bus for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • All necessary land transportation during the trek


  • Meals in Kathmandu/Pokhara ( lunch, dinner )
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expences
  • Other expences ( if any )

Good to Know


We try our best to keep our customers happy and give them good places to stay. We use nice hotels in Kathmandu and cozy guest houses in the mountains. We make sure they are clean and serve good food, so our guests stay healthy. The Everest region has good places to stay, much better than before.


There is tasty food in Kathmandu, with lots of different restaurants. During the trek, we have food like Pasta, Pizza, and local dishes. Our Guide will help pick food that our guests like and are happy with.

Field Team

The Himalayas can be tough and dangerous, so we have experienced guides to help you have a safe and enjoyable trip. Our guides know how to deal with problems and emergencies and are trained in first aid. We make sure our guests are safe and have insurance and medical help if needed.


Having the right equipment is important, so we advise our guests on what to bring. Check the list of recommended equipment [insert link].

Safety & Protection

Your safety is very important to us. We pick up our guests from the airport and take them to their hotel and make sure they have medical help if needed during the trek. We also help our guests adjust to the high altitude and arrange rescue services in emergencies. We take care of our guests from arrival to departure.

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