Annapurna Khayer Lake Trekking Highlights

Grade Duration Trek Style Best Time Group
3 14 Days Tea House Trek Sep-Jun SGL / GRP / FM / STU

SGL = Single, GRP =Grouping, FM= Family, STU = Students

Best Annapurna Khayer Lake Trekking With Royal Mountain Trekking

Annapurna Khayer Lake Trekking route passes into the rampart ridges leading up towards the Annapurna South (8,091m). During the trek, at many vantage points, you will feel mountains are so close that you can easily touch the mountains with a slight stretch.

Annapurna Khayer Lake Trekking route consists of the highest altitude of 3,800m and 4,800m offering uninterrupted views of many peaks including Annapurna Massif and mighty Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167m). During the end of Khayer Lake Trekking, the route takes you to Ghorepani for Poon Hill Lookout. You can enjoy the final sunrise views of the countless icy peaks of Annapurna Base Camp. Get prepared with your fully charged camera to capture the lifetime memory.

Royal Mountain trekking also offers these Annapurna packages at budget cost. Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, Annapurna Khayer Lake Trekking, Annapurna Circuit Thorang Pass, Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

Short Itinerary

1Arrival Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA)
2SightseeingKathmandu Valley
3DrivePokhara915m6 hrs
Fly (optional)Pokhara915m25 min
4Drive Birethati
TrekGhandrug 1940m6 hrs
5TrekTadapani2675m 4 hrs
6TrekBhaisikharka2900m5 hrs
7TrekUpper Sistibang3000m6 hrs
8TrekKhopra danda3870m4 hrs
9Trek Khayer Lake 4827m5 hrs
TrekKhopra Danda3870m 5 hrs
10TrekSwanta Village2270m6 hrs
11TrekGhorepani 2855m5 hrs
12TrekPokhara 915m8 hrs
13DriveKathmandu1300m6 hrs
Fly (optional)Kathmandu1300m25 min


Trip Information for Annapurna Khayer Lake Trekking

Trekking part:

Basic lodge accommodation on trek

2 nights 3 star hotel accommodation in Pokhara – on twin sharing with breakfast

Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) as per above program during the trekking

All domestic transport as listed in itinerary by tourist bus and taxi

Annapurna conservation entrance fees

Trekking permit (TIMS)

Porter to carry personal gear

15kg luggage allowance while on trek

English speaking trekking guide

The Cost Does Not Include:

Cost for extra usage of vehicle, other than scheduled & mentioned in the itinerary.

Cost for any other service not mentioned under the “Cost Includes” Head

Cost for Insurance.

Additional cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like – landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guest directly.

Payment for service provided on a personal request.

Personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips etc.

Lunch and dinner in Pokhara


Price for Annapurna Khayer Lake Trekking:

  • The given price is in US dollars.

Visa Information for Annapurna Khayer Lake Trekking:

You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu Nepal.

  • Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
  • Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
  • Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Note: Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos to issue visa.

Insurance for Annapurna Khayer Lake Trekking:

Guide / Porters  : RMT (Royal Mountain Trekking) provides insurance facility to our guides and porters as per state law.

Day 1

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Our airport representative will welcome you and explain the program further. This is the leaser period of day u can visit the local places or rest in the hotel room . Enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2

Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour

Kathmandu is a small city enriched with 7 world heritage site declared by UNESCO. Some of these man-made marvels are as old as 2500 years. This day we will visit some UNESCO sites.

The Pashupatinath
Pashupatinath is one of the holiest shrines of all Hindus. It is located in the eastern part of Kathmandu valley on the bank of Bagmati River. Two tire magnificent golden temple has four triple silver doorways is a unique example of Nepalese temple architecture. Having the area of approx. 2.5 kilometers it is one of the largest Hindu temples in South-Asia.
The main temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva which is believed to be 2000 years old. Also hundreds of ancient lingam, shrines, icons and statues of different Hindu Gods and Goddesses can be seen in the temple.

The Boudhanath stupa
It is one of the largest and oldest monuments of Nepal, standing 36m high. Surrounded by many private colorful houses Boudhanath Stupa is considered as Mecca for Tibetan Buddhists.
The Stupa is built in mandals style having three levels of platform. There is no written document about who and when the stupa was built. Yet according to the legend it is believed that it was built by a poor lady with her four sons in fifth century AD.

Kathmandu Durbar square
Popularly known as Hanuman Dhoka Palace -an ancient seat of Nepalese Royalty lies in the heart of capital city. It is a complex of tremendous variety of temples, courtyards and palaces like Hanumandhoka Palace, Kumari Ghar (Abode of the Living Goddess), Taleju temple (used to be the seat of the ancient Malla Kings of Kathmandu. The Durbar Square, a UNESCO world Heritage Site, is still a focal point for social and religious ceremonies. Till date, all major state and social ceremonies are celebrated here.

Day 3

DRIVE/Fly TO POKHARA (915m, 6hrs)

After breakfast we will drive of you may also choose to fly to Pokhara. Our representative will meet you at Kathmandu on pre-arranged time and escort you to Pokhara. Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Nepal. It is beautiful natural valley where you are welcomed by, high standing, uncountable mountains along with Annapurna, Machapuchre (fish tail).
Day 4


Morning after relaxation we drive you to Lumle village. The descending trail tracks the bank of Modi Khola to arrive at Shaulee Bazar, then trail climbs to Ghandrung offering mystique views of Machhapuchre (Fish Tail 6993 m.), Annapurna South (7219 m.), Hiunchuli (6441 m) and upper Modi Valley. Ghandrung, also pronounced as “Ghandruk” by residence, is one of the largest village of Gurung ethnic people in Nepal. They are especially popular as a warrior after their fearless fight in the 1st and 2nd world war. These people are still serving as British Gorkha Army. We can experience their culture and lifestyles also visit old Gurung Cultural Museum.
Day 5

Trek GHANDRUNG – TADAPANI (2675m, 4 hrs)

The trekking route continues towards west from Ghandruk. As we head towards Annapurna Base camp (ABC) the route climbs steadily offering mystic view of Mount Machhapurhhre (Fish Tail, 6,997m). Along with the gaining altitude the magical view of Machhapuchhre also gets better. The peak is scared to the local people therefore, mountaineers are even banned from attempting to climb it.
Day 6


The trek today takes around 5 hours to complete. We head north to the icy peaks of Annapurna with a short descend down the valley of Kimrong River. The undulating trail further leads us to the dense forests of Rhododendron and to clear grazing fields allowing us to enjoy the uninterrupted view of Annapurna peaks and Mount Machhapuchhre. Finally, we arrive at small ridge-top clearing and the tiny village of Bhaisi Kharaka. Here, you can also view the east and west view of Dhaulagiri (8,167m).
Day 7


Today, we will only be gaining 100m yet we have series of valleys and ridges to cross and head North West towards the main farming village of Sistibang. Further, climb up towards the tiny settlement of Upper Sistibang just below the crest of the high ridge. We take a rest here and prepare for the next challenging trek for tomorrow.Annapurna South.
Day 8


Today’s trekking is of few hours but a bit higher to climb. Every step adds an altitude until we reach the vantage point of Khopra Ridge (3,870m).

There is a chance of being an altitude sickness so it is necessary to follow your guide’s instructions and move slowly with ample amount of rest. As you move on you will have an opportunity and enough time to admire the magical scenery. At Upper Sistibang you will find yourself above the tree line and on the ridge have amazing views of Annapurna peaks to the east and Mount Dhaulagiri to the west. The peaks seem to be so close from here as if you can stretch and touch these gorgeous mountains..

Day 9


It is another big day as we head higher and closer to Annapurna. Keep your cameras charged and get ready for “wow” moment. We get up early and watch the sunrise behind Many Annapurna peaks at the east and also catch the first rays sunlight striking the face of Mount Dhaulagiri to the west.
After breakfast we head towards Annapurna Massif. Again, make sure to walk slow as the route is steep and will gain over 1000m. This is one more challenging day offering most stunning view of Himalayan Mountains. Khyer Lake is the turning point situated in a steep valley with Annapurna high above. We have countless opportunities for amazing photos. From the lake we are just six kilometers (6 km) away from the summit of Annapurna South – towering above us with all the power of great Himalayan Mountains. But, it’s time to retrace back to Khopra Ridge.
Day 10


We climb down to the Swanta village. The trek routes you via oak and rhododendron forest and then down to the beautifully terraced hillsides and further many small farms and clusters on home. As we move ahead we may encounter some water buffalo and their keepers working on their fields. After, almost six hours (6hrs) we reach Swanta village and take a well earned rest for worked out muscles.
Day 11


The scenic highlights of the trek are not yet over. We have pre-dawn start the next day at Poon Hill. And today, we have distance to cover from Swanta Village to Ghorepani. Initially the trek route is pretty easy. The route gently ascends along the valley floor to Chittre. It further continues further south-east via more farming communities until we reach main wall heading up to Ghorepani. The route gets quite hard from this point. But you will relish the challenge as we have already experienced tough route by now. We will soon reach at the vantage point of Ghorepani and start charging our camera again for the mesmerizing view tomorrow.
Day 12


Today’s goal is to rise well before the dawan and ascend to the vantage point of Poon Hill. WE reach at the Poon Hill before the sun starts spreading its rays over the Annapurna Massif Peaks.

Here we enjoy the uninterrupted views of mountains in every direction. The first rays of the sun strikes the summit of Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167m) to the west, Annapurna Massif – Tukuche Peak (6,920m), Mount Nilgiri (6,940m), Varaha Shikhar (7,847m), Mount Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Annapurna III (7855m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Lamjung Himal (6,931m) and other many gorgeous icy peaks.

Make sure you have all your batteries charged as you are about to capture the lifetime fantastic photos. As the sunrise show is over its time to descend the hill and trek down to Hile and then back to Pokhara.

Day 13

(DRIVE / FLY) POKHARA – KATHMANDU (1300 m, 6 hrs)

We will move to the bus park and drive back to Kathmandu OR you may choose to fly and and enjoy extra time at Pokhara.
Day 14


The very morning after breakfast our representative will guide you to airport to board on the flight for Kathmandu. From Kathmandu airport we will take you to the hotel.
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