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Annapurna Khayar Lake Trekking

As a less-crowded Annapurna alternative, Annapurna Khayar Lake trekking is one of the most spectacular adventure treks in the Annapurna region. The trek starts from Nayapul after a short drive from Pokhara and the trail gradually ascends Syauli Bazaar and Kimche through the terraced fields of paddy and barley. At each of the villages along the way you are warmly received by the local Gurung and Magar people. The walking is wisely paced so you have plenty of opportunity to experience and absorb local lifestyles that haven’t changed over the centuries. From Tadapani we leave the popular main trail and make a gentle ascent into remote alpine terrain to Bayali. You may come across yak/nak herds and shepherds, with the possibility to taste yak milk coffee.  The trek continues to Khopra through Sistibung and reaches Khair Lake, the ultimate goal of the trip. This trek provides magnificent views of Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna Flank, Annapurna South and Dhaulagiri, which dominate the western skyline across the deepest gorge in the world, the Kali Ghandaki. Our return route descends through open alpine pastures and then oak and rhododendron forests to Swanta. We continue this off- the-beaten track adventure via Ghorepani Poon Hill and rejoining the main trail to Pokhara.


Trip Facts

Trip Grade:
Mild to Moderate
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Trip Duration:
17 days
Max. Group Size:
September to December and end of February to May
Fully Tea House
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Days Program Altitude Durations
01 Arriving in KTM and transfer to hotel 1300m  
02 Fly to Pokhra 820m.  
03 Drive one half hours to Naya pul and trek to Ghandruk 1940m. 5-6 hours
04 Trek to Tadapani 2590m. 3-4 hours
05 Trek to Dobato 3465m. 4-5 hours
06 Climb to view point early morning and back to Dobato, after breakfast trek to Bayali 3500m 3-4 hours
07 Trek to Sistibung 3000m. 3-4 hours
08 Trek to Khopra 3800m. 3-4  hours
09 Day hike to Khayar Lake and back to Khopra    
10 Trek to Swanto 2750m. 5-6 hours
11 Trek to Ghorepani 2750m. 5-6 hours
12 Climb the Poon hill 3193m early morning and trek to Tirkhedunga 1540m. 6-7  hours
13 Trek to Naya pul and drive to Pokhara 820m. 5-6 hours
14 Sightseeing around Pokhara  (Mountain Museum, Gupteswar Maahadev cave, Davi's Fall and Peace Temple)    
15 Fly to KTM    
16 Sightseeing around KTM (Boddhanath biggest Buddhist temple in the world, Pashupatinath the very important temple for hindues and Patan Darbar squire.   6-7 hours
17 Departure to Home