Khopra Danda Khayar Lake TrekA trek to avoid crowd and close view of Annapurna South


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Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 12 Days
Trip Grade: Moderate
Best Season: Mar-May & Sep-Nov
Per Day Hiking: 4-8
Elevation: 4600m
Accomodation: Lodge
Transportation: bus/car/Jeep/Flight



Khopra Danda Khayar Lake Trek is a newly opened route and hidden treasure in the Annapurna region. This trek is the best destination to avoid the crowd and this is the alternative trek of Poonhill. This trek offers imaging view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre and Manaslu ranges. Ghandruk village, Khopra Danda, Khayer Barahi Temple or Khayer Lake, Narchyang village and Tatopani are the major attraction of this trek.

This trek starts at Nayapul or Kimche after 2/3 hours driving from Pokhara. You will walk mostly on the forest. You will see wild animals and flowers. Khayer Barahi Lake never frozen lake from where you can see close view Annapurna South, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri Tukuche, Nilgiri and Poonhill valley. After that, we trek down to Tatopani via Narchyang Village. Khopra Danda Khayar Lake trek is fully tea house supported Trek. Nowadays, you can stay at Lodge to Lodge.

Short itinerary

Day 01: Arriving in Kathmandu (1350m).

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara

Day 03-10: Trekking

Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 12: Departure from Kathmandu (1350m).

What Are Included?
  1. Pick-up and drop-off service at Trivuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by private Car/Van/Bus.
  2. 2 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan, (1 Night before trek & 1 Night after trek) on BB Plan.
  3. Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus/ private car/flight.
  4. 2 Nights Hotel in Pokhara on BB Plan (1 Night before trek & 1 Night after trek).
  5. Pokhara-Nayapul-Kimche and Tatopani-Pokhara by by private car or public bus/ Jeep.
  6. All the Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) and accommodation during the trek.
  7. ACAP permit and TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System)card permit.
  8. One experienced and qualified English speaking guide and required porters.
  9. Guide/Porter's: food, lodge, transportation, salary, insurance, equipment etc.
  10. First Aids Kit.
  11. Duffel Bag.
  12. Fingertip Pulse Oximeter (we use everyday to check your oxygen level and blood pressure in your body to avoid high risk ).
  13. Nepal Hidden Treks and Expedition T-short.
  14. Local fresh fruit like orange, banana, apple, grape etc.
  15. 13% Government VAT and official charge.
What Are Excluded?
  • International airfare and visa fees ((15 Days US$25 and 30 Days US$40.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • All the drinks such as: coke, beer, mineral water.
  • Your travel insurance which should include the emergency rescue.
  • Your trekking gears.
  • Tips for your guide and porters etc.

Detail Itinerary

  1. Day01 Arriving in Kathmandu (1350m).

    Arriving in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) you will meet with me then transfer to hotel by private vehicles then stay at the Hotel and free activities in the evening.

  2. Day02 Kathmandu - Pokhara

    Drive to Pokhara (200 km. 6/7 hours driving) by tourist bus / Car (at 7:00 AM) in the morning from Kantipath and then overnight at the Hotel in Pokhara.

    Alternative route:
    There are many flights to Pokhara from Kathmandu every day. You may choose to take a flight to get there. It takes 30 minutes from Kathmandu. It is the more convenient way to get to Pokhara.

  3. Day3 Pokhara - Kimche - Tadapani

    Drive from Pokhara to Kimche 3 hours driving and trek to Tadapani (2660m, 4hours walking) ,Overnight at Lodge.

  4. Day04 Tadapani - Dobato

    Trek from Tadapani to Dobato (3350m, 5-6 hours walking), overnight at Lodge.

  5. Day05 Dobato - Chistibung

    Trek from Dobato to Chistibung (3000m, 4-5 hours walking), overnight at Lodge.

  6. Day06 Chistibung - Khopra Danda

    Trek from Chistibung to Khopra Danda (4020m, 5-6 hours walking), overnight in community Lodge.

  7. Day07 Hike to Khayar Lake

    Hike up to Khayer Lake/4827m and stay overnight in community Lodge.

  8. Day08 Khopra Danda - Narchyang

    Trek from Khopra Danda to Narchyang (1510m, 5-6 hours walking),overnight in community Lodge.

  9. Day09 Narchyang - Tatopani

    Trek from Narchyang to Tatopani (1190m, 3-4 hours walking), overnight in Lodge.

  10. Day10 Tatopani - Beni - Pokhara

    Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara (830M, 6-7 hours driving), overnight in Hotel.

  11. Day11 Pokhara - Kathmandu

    Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (200 km. 6/7 hours driving) by tourist bus at 7:30 am . And stay overnight at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

    Alternative route:
    There are many flights to Kathmandu from Pokhara every day. You may choose to take a flight to get there. It takes 30 minutes. It is the more convenient way to get to Kathmandu.

  12. Day12 Departure to international airport.

    Final departure to international airport to fly your home country.


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