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Khayar Tal Trek - 17 Days

Khayar Lake Trek

Khayar Tal trekking is situated between Annapurna base Camp and Jomsom Trial. It is a beautiful Trekking area with a mix of culture and excellent mountain views over the many Himalayas including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Nilgiri. Beside the scenic extravaganza of the peaks, the warm hospitality of the Gurung people along the way. We can start this trekking from Tadapani an excellent place for Rhododendron forest, fully camping equipment as well as a food supply for almost 3 days is the most. This trek is an ideal place for those looking for some days out of the main track to off route. Indeed. Very few people know this newly introduced trekking area, which is another highlight among the trekking routes in Annapurna.

Main Attractions of the Khayar Tal

  • A wonderful bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara alongside beautiful hills and rivers.
  • Enjoy some of delightful views of mountains of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range
  • Get to Machhapuchhre Base Camp on your way to Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Trek through various picturesque villages with wonderful views of the mountains
  • See many flowering and non-flowering plants like Rhododendron, Orchids etc as you hike in Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP).
  • If you are lucky, you will be able to spot some rare animals in ACAP like snow leopards, musk deer, Himalayan Tahr etc.
  • A 25-minute scenic flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara that has views of the mountains of the Annapurna region.

Best Time for Khayar Tal

Two of the best seasons for trekking to Khayar Tal are the seasons of Spring and Autumn. Spring falls in the month of March, April, and May while and autumn season falls in the months of September, October, and November. In the spring season, the amount of rainfall, as well as the amount of sunshine, is moderate. The wind speed is also gentle. So, the chances of cloud covering the views of the mountains are also quite low. Spring is also the time when the rhododendron forests in the Khayar Tal light up with its glowing red color. This makes the spring trek to Khayar Tal a unique experience.

The weather conditions of autumn season are almost identical to spring. The major difference is that you won’t be able to catch the spectacular views of rhododendron in autumn. Apart from these seasons, you can also trek to Khayar Tal in the winters. Winters offer the best views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. There is almost no chance of rain or fuzzy views of mountains. However, you have to prepare for the cold in the mountainous regions in winters better than in other seasons. There might be snowfall in winters. So, you might have difficulty in tracing the trekking trail. It is almost a compulsion to take a guide in this season. Finally, you can also complete a summer trek to Khayar Tal. But you have to prepare for rainfall well. You need to have the proper gear to protect yourself from rainfall. You will also need sturdy trekking boots with a firm grip to prevent slipping in wet trails.

Khayar Tal Trekking Map

Itinerary:

Day 01: Pick up from Airport and drive to your hotel (1,300 m/4,264 ft), Hotel Accommodation.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (828 m /2690 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Hotel  Accommodation.

Day 03: Pokhara drive to Phedi, Trek to Tolka (1850 m /6068 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 04: Tolka – Ghandrung (2012 m / 6599 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 05: Ghandrung – Tadapani (2610 m /8561 ft) 3 – 4  hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 06: Tadapani – Dobato (3350 m /10,988 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 07: Dobato – Chistibung (3000 m / 9840 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 08: Chistibung – Khopra Danda (4020 m / 13,186 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 09: Khopra Danda – Khayar Base Camp (4620 m / 15,154 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 10: Khayar Base Camp – visit Khayar Lake (4827 m / 15,833 ft) 3 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 11: Khayar Base Camp – Khopra Danda (4020 m/ 13,186 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 12: Khopra Danda – Swata (2270 m /7446 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 13: Swata – Ghorepani (2855 m / 9364 ft ) 3.5 – 4 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 14: Ghorepani – Tikhedhunga (1577 m /5173 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 15: Tikhedhunga – Nayapul (1070 m / 3510 ft), drive to Pokhara. Hotel Accommodation.

Day 16: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu on a comfortable tourist bus. 7 – 8 hrs, Hotel Accommodation.

Day 17: Final Departure.

On availability of your time and interest after your trek, please feel free to choose our DAY TOURS, NEPAL TOURSJungle Safaris or other options from our website. Here are some trip extensions that might interest you.

Extended Trips

Itinerary:

Day 01: Pick up from Airport and drive to your hotel (1,300 m/4,264 ft), Hotel Accommodation.

Welcome to  the beautiful country Nepal! Upon your arrival, our representative will greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transport you to the finest hotel at Thamel. After some rest at the hotel, you’ll join our team meet-up in the office. During this program, you will meet and greet with your guide and other trekkers. In the evening, you can stroll around the main tourist area of Kathmandu.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (828 m /2690 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Hotel  Accommodation.

Next day, you will set out to Pokhara on a bus after having a breakfast in your hotel. The route of the bus takes you along the beautiful, scenic hills along with sights of Trisuli and Marsyangdi River. It is also possible for you to catch views of Ganesh Himal and the Manaslu peak during this bus ride. After a bus ride of 6-7 hours from Kathmandu, you will reach Pokhara. Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. It is a paradise for tourists. This is mainly due to its wonderful landscape, touristic vibe, and its clean, green environment. After you reach Pokhara, you can stroll around the city or spend some quality time in the lakeside.

Day 03: Pokhara drive to Phedi, Trek to Tolka (1850 m /6068 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

After breakfast in Pokhara, we start a drive to Phedi car or van as per the group size. Drive to phedi will take some 35 minutes and your trek to Tolka (1850m) will start. On our trail we pass through Dhampus, Pothana and Deurali. The scenery is great right from the beginning of the trek.

Day 04: Tolka – Ghandrung (2012 m / 6599 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

On this day we will instigate our trek to Ghandruk (2,012m) from Tokla which is a fascinating regular climbing. Ghandruk is the region which is inhabited by Gurung community. Ghandruk is influenced with sandstone houses. Ghandruk, as a village supplies some of the splendid watching of the supercilious mountains. Ghandruk is the 2nd largest and attractive cultural village of Gurung.

Day 05: Ghandrung – Tadapani (2610 m /8561 ft) 3 – 4  hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

On the next day we will trek to Tadapani (2,610m) after having our breakfast. The Trail to Tadapani is more downward and half an hour sharp up. The trail is in fact interesting as it is filled with the forest of Rhododendron, cascade and colorful flowers. We can even view the horses that are grazing on the open land.

Day 06: Tadapani – Dobato (3350 m /10,988 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

The trek from Tadapani to Dobato (3,350m) takes approximately 6 hours. We can witness the Chorten, nice viewpoint of Mt. Makalu. We will be ascend up from the Tadapani. On the way to it again we can outlook into the forests of Rhododendron, whereas during the spring the valley is very beautiful it seems  like nature has placed the flooring with wild flowers.

Day 07: Dobato – Chistibung (3000 m / 9840 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

On the following day we will take our breakfast and set out for the trek to Chistibung (3,000m) after descending gradually from Dobato. Chistibung is a pleasant place to plan the trek. From Chistibung we will continue trekking so that we can reach to Khopra Danda the following day.

Day 08: Chistibung – Khopra Danda (4020 m / 13,186 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

On this day we will lead our trek to Khopra Danda (4,020m) from Chistibung. Khopra Danda It is a perfect hike for those trekkers who have already ascend Everest region. This is a short yet will lead the trekkers to the top and offers to view the beautiful mountains like Annapurna South and Dhaulagiri.

Day 09: Khopra Danda – Khayar Base Camp (4620 m / 15,154 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

On this day of the trek we will continue our trek to Khayar Base Camp trek (4,620m). It is situated in the prominent altitude with outstanding views of nearby background of Himnalayas in the areas. Khayar Lake Trek in Khayar Base Camp trek offers an occasion to go through the natural and cultural beauty of Nepal.

Day 10: Khayar Base Camp – visit Khayar Lake (4827 m / 15,833 ft) 3 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

On the following day we will travel to Khayar Lake (4,827m).  Khayar Lake which is positioned between Jomsom Tal and Annapurna Base Camp is extremely beautiful and refreshing. Khayar Lake is mixed with brilliant mountain and traditions. From Khayar Lake we can outlook the mountains like Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.

Day 11: Khayar Base Camp – Khopra Danda (4020 m/ 13,186 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

On the next day we will go for the trek to Khopra Danda (4,020m) edge. Khopra Danda is one of the newest tracks in the Annapurna Region which is positioned in the little off the compressed track. Khopra Danda is moderately stunning and interesting trek. Stay overnight at guesthouse.

Day 12: Khopra Danda – Swata (2270 m /7446 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

From Khopra Danda we will trek further to Swata (2,270m). Swata is yet another trekking destination which brings refreshment and excitement in the world of trekking. From Swata we will go succeeding towards Ghorepani.

Day 13: Swata – Ghorepani (2855 m / 9364 ft ) 3.5 – 4 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Today we will trek on the beautiful spot Ghorepani (2,855m). Ghorepani is an area of outstanding panorama, trekking throughout the friendly villages which are occupied by the Gurung. The beauty of this area is enhanced by the thick Rhododendron forest which is crammed with different types birds and considerate subtropical valleys.

Day 14: Ghorepani – Tikhedhunga (1577 m /5173 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

On the following day we will start our trek towards Birethanti (1,080m) from Ghorepani after passing from the suspension bridge and prayer flags. We will be walking a short hike to the mild hill from the trekker’s base to Birethanti. Birethanti is the pleasant place which is positioned into the bright, flowering and large lawns. Stay overnight at guesthouse.

Day 15: Tikhedhunga – Nayapul (1070 m / 3510 ft), drive to Pokhara. Hotel Accommodation.

You will hike along the side of Modi Khola for 4-5 hours before reaching Birethanti. This will be one of the most pleasant walks of the trip. This day’s trek will be mostly flat. After trekking for an hour to 90 minutes from Birethanti, you will get to Nayapul. An hour’s drive from Nayapul will take you to Pokhara, where you will stay overnight. Note: *If the road construction connecting Jhinu Danda to Naya Pul is complete, driving from Jhinu Danda to Pokhara could be another option.

Day 16: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu on a comfortable tourist bus. 7 – 8 hrs, Hotel Accommodation.

On this day, you will drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. The route of the bus takes you along the beautiful, scenic hills along with sights of Trisuli and Marsyangdi River. It is also possible for you to catch views of Ganesh Himal and the Manaslu peak during this bus ride. After a ride of 6-7 hours from Pokhara, you will reach Kathmandu. You can go for some last minute shopping in Thamel to buy some souvenirs or other items you might need. We will also organize a farewell dinner for you for a successful completion of your trek.

Day 17: Final Departure.

We will transfer you to the international airport for your flight back home. Our representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. Make sure that you have your confirmed air ticket with you along with other necessary travel documents. We could also arrange another tour for you in Nepal if you want.

 

On availability of your time and interest after your trek, please feel free to choose our DAY TOURS, NEPAL TOURSJungle Safaris or other options from our website. Here are some trip extensions that might interest you.

Extended Trips

  • Pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu in a 3-star level hotel.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing by car.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus.
  • Accommodation in Pokhara (3 star level hotel )
  • An Professional trekking guide with government license.
  • A porter who will carry your baggage (2 guest 1 porter: 25 kg max )
  • Pokhara to Phedi by car.
  • All Accommodation during Trekking(Tea House/Camping)
  • Food during Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit)
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system) card.
  • Necessary Equipment( sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
  • Food, salary  Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • First aid kit from The Great Adventure Treks and Expedition
  • Emergency Rescue  Help ( covered by your travel insurance)
  • Nayapul to Pokhara by car.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Government tax and service charge.
  • All program as per Itinerary
  • Airport Drop
  • Airport departure to your sweet home

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Any kinds of Drinks( soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Kathmandu monuments fees
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost
  • Any other special accommodation.

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Trip Facts

  • Moderate
  • Flight and Private transport
  • Available
  • Lodges and tea houses
  • October - December and March - May

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