Khayer Glacial Lake Trekking  |  16 Days

Holy Khayer Glacial Lake Trekking Attraction:

Away from mainstream trekking trails into complete wilderness within high scenic ridges. Adventure to the hidden sacred glacial lake on the least explored areas of Annapurna Himalaya. Superb country walks into the fresh and natural environment full of views and sceneries. A pleasant journey into the world’s largest natural rhododendron garden in the shade of Annapurna. Breathtaking views and a panorama from Poon Hill overlooking 360◦ snow-capped peaks range. Striking sunrise over world’s 3 highest mountain range Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu Explore around Gurung and Poon / Magar traditional farm villages of interesting culture

Holy Khayer Glacial Lake Trekking Introduction:  

Holy Khayer Glacial Lake Trekking a fascinating country walks full of exciting adventure with Reasonable Treks & Tour, we provide best reasonable cost Nepal Trekking Package leads you to hidden high hills and ridges of massive Annapurna range of peaks. an interesting walk where you will be in the absolute wilderness for some days away from mainstream trekking routes, within tranquil environment surrounded with Dhaulagiri, Nilgiris, Tukuche and Annapurna peaks including Vara Shikar known as Annapurna Fang. Trekkers with an interest into off beaten path, this is the true and great adventure as this wonderful Holy Khayer  Glacial Lake Trekking leads you at first into the popular trail to Ghorepani and Poon Hill with outstanding views of the sunrise over a panorama of mountains. This beautiful walk also leads you into serene forested areas full of rhododendron and magnolia tree lines regarded as the world’s largest natural garden when flowers are in full bloom. slowly our journey takes you away from the mainstream trekking trail towards hidden areas of Kopra Ridge and holy Khayer Lake, where trekkers seldom venture around these isolated and least known areas of Annapurna Himal.
16 days Holy Khayer Glacial Lake Trekking is The best, short, scenic and most popular adventure Trekking in Nepal leading you to fascinating towns and villages with amazing views of Nepal finally, walk enters high ridges of Kopra with breathtaking and close views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalaya, where a day hike leads to our main destination at holy glacial Lake of Khayer, an important pond for local pilgrims in the month of August festival and fair takes place. after a delightful and memorable moment our adventure ends with a walk back to scenic Pokhara taking another scenic route back with constant views of snow-capped peaks and exploring more mountain villages along the way, and thus concluding our fascinating adventure Holy Khayer Glacial Lake Trekking at beautiful and picturesque Pokhara blessed with natural wonders

Trip Highlights

  • In Kathmandu sightseeing tour and exciting cultural and historical place.
  • Holy Khayer  Glacial Lake trekking a fascinating country walks full of exciting adventure.
  • Holy Khayer  Glacial Lake trekking at  4,247 m highest.
  • Holy Khayer  Glacial Lake - The most popular trekking place in Nepal. 


  • 1 Arrive in Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to hotel.On arrival at Kathmandu international airport, you will be well received by Reasonable Treks & Tour staff and guide and then transfer you to your hotels within the hub of Kathmandu city around the most happening and exciting place around Thamel. The evening after checking into your rooms with refreshment our guides will brief regarding Holy Khayer Glacial Lake Trekking and with welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant with culture show.
  • 2 In Kathmandu sightseeing tour at places of interest and trek preparation.The morning after breakfast leave for our exciting cultural and historical tour around Nepal’s best World Heritage Sites which includes old Durbar Square (Palace Courtyard), Old Swayambhunath Stupa and other places of interest with time for trip preparations.
  • 3Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m (30 mins flight and 6 hrs drive)Leaving early morning for Holy Khayer Glacial Lake Trekking around Annapurna region taking an overland drive to scenic Pokhara city, blessed with the amazing natural scenery of rolling green hills and lakes in the shade of massive Annapurna Himalaya with majestic Machhapuchare “Fish Tail”. Drive about 5-6 hours within 220 k.m. distance on reaching Pokhara transfer to respective hotels by the Phewa Lake. Traveling by air, which is 30 mins panoramic flight with awesome views of mountain range all the way to land at Pokhara.
  • 4 From Pokhara drive to Nayapul (trek point) 4 hrs trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,440m.Morning a short drive of two hours to Nayapul, where our trek starts walking into lovely Bhirethati village located near Modi River, and then walking through farm villages as our route leads uphill on stone steps to Tirkhedhunga farm village, with gradual climb with views of waterfalls, after a lovely scenic walk reaching our overnight stop at Tirkhedhunga.
  • 5Trek to Ghorepani (2,850m | 9,130ft) overnight in lodge - 06 hrs.From this wonderful Tirkhedhunga village filled with waterfalls at, morning starts with a steep climb on series of stone steps to Ulleri village, a moderate size Gurung villages where houses are built in traditional style with slated roofs, continue to walk into cool shade of rhododendron and pine forest to reach at scenic Ghorepani village, located on a high ridge within beautiful rhododendron trees. This village populated by Poon of Magar tribe people beneath famous Poon Hill view top which is an hour climb from Ghorepani.
  • 6 Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Sauta 2,220 m - 05 hrs.An early start to reach at Poon Hill, for stunning sunrise views over array of peaks includes world 7th highest Dhaulagiri-10th highest Annapurna with range of peaks including world 8th highest Manaslu with majestic Machhapuchare peak “Fish Tail”. after a fascinating time walk downhill to Ghorepani, and then continue with downhill for an hour to Chitre village into cool shade of forest on leto Tadapani for overnight stop.
  • 7 Trek to Shistibung 3,000 m -05 hrs.Starting morning walk through farm fields and scattered villages, leading into lovely rhododendron and bamboo forest, then a climb into woodlands following the route to Khayer ridge, with an uphill through meadow and summer pastures to Shistibung for overnight stop, a, a small place of few huts serving as tea-houses.
  • 8 Trek to Khayer or Kopra Ridge 3,870 m - 03 hrs.Morning walk for few hours leading to our destination at Kopra ridge, from here on gaining altitude after leaving the tree lines for short alpine bushes and shrubs, around this place chances of seeing some wildlife like Himalayan Thar, Danphe Pheasant (National Bird of Nepal). 2-3 hours of good climb brings at overnight stop at Kopra ridge, a scenic spot with amazing views of surrounding landscapes and Mt. Dhaulagiri massive range, Vara-Shikar (Annapurna Fang), Annapurna South which towers from this wonderful spot.
  • 9 At Kopra Ridge for day hike to holy Khayer lake.A great spot for rest day and excursion to holy Khayer Lake located at 4,247 m. which is a long and tough hike and worth the views, a holy site with religious festival held annually around the month of August and September.villagers and pilgrims visits to offer prayers and a dip in the lake to clean the sin of hundreds lifetimes.
  • 10Trek to Dobato 3,420 m - 05 hrs.After an enjoyable time at Kopra ridge & holy Khayer Lake, morning walk with downhill past grazing lands to reach back into tree lines and to our overnight stop at Dobato, a summer pasture a grazing land with super views of Annapurna and Mt. Machhapuchare.
  • 11 Trek to Ghandruk 1,951m - 04 hours.From Dobato walk leads downhill to join the main popular trekking route towards Ghandruk village after Tadapani, walk starts with moderate downhill to Tadapani into thick alpine forest, with views of mountains; after Tadapani descend to Ghandruk village for overnight stop after walking past Tadapani village on the main popular trekking areas. Ghandruk, large Gurung village where men folk with years of tradition supplying some of the world finest soldiers in Gorkha Regiment to both British and Indian armies, besides Gorkha solider they are traditional farmers and cattle herders of Tibetan Buddhism religion and as well practice ancient Bon Ghandruk in the comfort of a nice lodge with mountain views, afternoon free to explore around this lovely village and the museum to observe Gurung history and culture.
  • 12 Trek to Ghandruk 1,940m | 6,364ft - 04 hrs.After a lovely morning with views of Annapurna South-Hiu Chuli and Machhapuchare peaks, an easy downhill walk to Ghandruk through enchanting forest of rhododendron-oaks-magnolia and pine trees, on reaching a large Gurung villages at Ghandruk, here in the comfort of a nice lodge with a view, afternoon free to explore around this lovely village and the museum to witness Gurung history and culture.
  • 13 Trek to Potana 1,800 m via Landruk - 06 hrs.After overnight stop at large Ghandruk village of Gurung people, morning downhill walk to reach the bottom of the hill near Modi River, from a short climb to reach another lovely village at Landruk. After a short rest with grand views walk gets easier on the winding path with few short and up and down with grand views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli. after a pleasant walk an hour uphill into cool forest to reach Pitam Deurali at 2,100 meters high, offering grand views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Huinchuli, and Machhapuchare with Ghandruk village. from Deurali downhill into forest to reach at Potana village for last overnight stop on the high hills of Annapurna.
  • 14Trek to Dhampus 1,530m - 02 hrs walks with an hour drive to Pokhara.From Potana with marvelous views of Annapurna and Machhapuchare, walk downhill past woodland and green meadows to reach at Dhampus village for the drive back to Pokhara with fabulous views which includes Manaslu and Lamjung Himal. an hour drives to reach at Pokhara and concluding this fantastic trip to Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.
  • 15 Drive or fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.After a fabulous time on high Annapurna mountains and hills, taking a morning driving journey back to Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu after six hours of interesting drive, transfer to your hotels with afternoon free at leisure or last day shopping souvenirs and handicrafts. (Options by air 30 minutes flight back to Kathmandu with great views)
  • 16 International Departure for Homeward bound.As per your international flight time transfer towards Tribhuvan International Airport for the journey back home or to respective destinations after a super and amazing time in Nepal Himalaya around Annapurna and Holy Khayer Glacial Lake Trekking.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • Three-night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Two-night hotel accommodation in Pokhara.
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with the cultural dance show.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader (Guide).
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation, and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Duffle bag, down jacket, sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees and Annapurna Conversation Area Project (permits) fees.
  • All government and local taxes. 

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters).
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s). and driver(s). 
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    “Yes, I did it… Yes we did it!!” A complete 16 days Holy Khayer Glacial Lake Trekking was the best, scenic and most adventurous trekking that I had great experience ever in my life. Well, I was recommended Reasonable Treks from my friend by then I get in touch up with Mr. Anil. I was pretty excited as it was my first visit to Nepal. I found Nepalese blessed by ancient cultural heritage, beautiful natural gifts and cultural diversity. Started journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara city, blessed with the amazing natural scenery of rolling green hills and lakes in the shade of massive Annapurna Himalaya is unbelievable. Places like Nayapol, Ghorepani, Poonhill, Shistibung, Khayer lake, Ghandruk, Potana, Dhampus are the amazing destination for trekking lovers. A beautiful panorama view of Mt. Annapurna will definitely melts your heart. I had collected a great adventures memories in these places. I remember the night fire camp warming my hands over a mound of glowing coals, magnificent taste of sukuti-a dry meat of buffalo, listening to the wind whistle, singing nepali-english cover songs. Dry foods like popcorn, chips, and cold drinks added indigents to our journey. Some memories are so interesting that you wish they could last forever. Besides, my guide and potters were amazingly smart and cooperative. From my side, Reasonable Treks and Tour is the best!!!  

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    We did 16 days Trek with Reasonable Treks And Tour / Anil  Dhungana provided Very Helpful And professional assistance in planning for Holy Khair Glacial Lake Trekking, he’s is Organization for 16 Days Trek, Mr. Anil He is Recommendation Trekking Guide and porters were very friendly and they adapted the trip to our wishes. We take a lot of photo during  The Trek Times We did a wonderful and amazing experience to reach the trek, guide he gives to everything information details on the way I Show village and mountain. Really enjoyed the Trek, Thanks to Guide And porters we want to highly recommend this company and staff for other travelers. Thank you so much, Mr. Anil, we really happy for your Trip.  We will back Next Time!!

Trip Note


Sheltered by the Annapurna Massif, is the Holy Khayer Glacial Lake Trekking. harbors bewitching natural wonders and graceful ethnic communities. Annapurna, literal meaning in Nepali being the giver of food and nourishment, has civilizations that have flourished in its lush hills and the dry rain shadow areas alike. To trek through this region is a dream for most trekkers as it combines most things they seek for in one package.  Iconic peaks such as the Machhapuchhre (6997m) and Hiunchuli (6441m)along with the notoriously dangerous and massive Annapurna (8091m) lie in this region. Dotted around the trails are villages of the charming Gurung, Manangi and the Thakali communities.


Nepali are known to be naturally graceful in nature. It's no different in the Holy Khayer Glacial Lake Trekking. Teahouses have sprung around the trekking regions, where you go from one teahouse to the next till you complete the trek. Tea houses offer basic accommodation and meals. These lodges are located along the routes and offer basic twin rooms, attached or common bathrooms, a dining room, and the ability to use wifi or take a hot shower at an extra cost. In addition to this, there are options for luxury treks where you can spend time on wonderful lodges and mini-hotels, which provide you with the most luxurious experience if you are ready to pay.    


You can take a flight, bus or hire a vehicle to travel to the Holy Khayer Glacial Lake Trekking  The most famous starting point of any trips in the Annapurna region is Pokhara. There is an established trekking infrastructure, with an easy access to start the trek at around an hours’ distance from Pokhara. From Pokhara, you have a choice if you want to start your trek right away or travel to the next destination by a vehicle. You will find plenty of buses leaving for different places every day at different times. You will need to get tickets to travel by buses in order to get a seat. After you reach the higher altitudes in the region, you find comparatively fewer vehicles.


You may not get the fanciest meals as you head to remote areas, but you sure will get the fascinating taste of food and a variety to choose from even in suchplaces. The most popular meal you can get here is the Dal Bhat set. It includes Rice, lentils, vegetables and even meat in some places. Three Dal Bhat meals a day and you are ready to go. You will also find various other food items such as soups, momos, noodles etc. Look out for bakeries, they will have items such as bread and doughnuts.


You have to keep in mind that you must carry only what is needed. Even if you have a porter, there are weight limits in such agreements. Thus, you should only care to take the essentials that will be used on your trip. The ideal backpack would consist of:

  • Proper clothing: Strong durable warm jackets sweat absorbent clothes for trekking, inner layers, undergarments, trousers, and socks.
  • Gears: hats, beanies, buff/balaclava, gloves, and Hiking/trekking shoes.
  • Accessories: trekking poles, sunglasses, lamps/headlamps, water bottles, first aid kits, medication tablets, toiletries etc.
  • Additional items: snacks, electronic gadgets (power bank, kindle, tablets), game cards etc.

You should have a proper bag that can accommodate all the necessities. If you hire a porter, you can add another bag under the weight limit for your porter to carry.


It is completely up to you to hire guides and porters. But it surely is highly recommended that you do so. Not only will the guide help you in the trek by leading you to your destination, but he will also be your Nepali companion for the trek.  He will help with dealings to be made in lodges, communicate in Nepalese in the villages and other necessities during the trek. The number of guides and porters vary depending on the number of guests and the amount of luggage. This may not be fixed precisely in advance due to unpredictable conditions in the mountains.


Wi-Fi is now widely available in most of the teahouses and lodges in the trekking area, albeit the speeds are lower, but as you trek to higher altitudes the speed may be far slower than what you may be used to.  The connection may also be disrupted by weather conditions. The lodges generally sell Wifi card for NRs. 350 or NRs. 500. As you climb further in altitude, the standard lodges there are very cheap, and one of the factors is they don’t provide electricity for luxuries like charging your electronics. You need to pay hourly up to 2-4 USD for that, it is advised to take a fully charged power bank so you have something to rely on when you climb higher.


Your group size can vary according to your preference. However, you have to note that the larger the group, the more porters and guides are required for the smooth operation of the trek. If you are going on camping treks, you will be needing crew members skilled in navigating along with guides, porters and cooks. Other than this, the normal teahouse treks warrant reasonable guides, assistant guides, and ample porters. There will not be other difficulties as the routes are already well established, and can accommodate even larger groups. Apart from this, you may travel alone if you wish but that depends upon the agreement that you are responsible for your own safety.


We recommend that you bring some medications that you would normally use for a headache, flu, stomach problems, and other common sicknesses along with you. In addition to this, your trekking guide will also most likely be traveling with a first aid kit. Most guides are also well versed in first aid procedure and basic medical and life aid, which they have garnered through training and experience. There are small medical stations around the villages, which can help with primary treatment.  The prominent hospitals are down in Pokhara, which you can get to through helicopter rescues if things go very uncharacteristically awry.


Traveling by the domestic airlines in Nepal can be a real headache. Due to the unpredictable weather changes, you can face flight delays and even cancellations. This might disrupt your trekking schedule. Thus it is best to schedule your flight a day ahead so that if in any case your flight is canceled, you can take the next flight and reach in time for your trek. Or, the best next alternative is to travel by road. You can get tickets for public buses or hire private jeeps/vans to travel to your destination. Traveling by bus can be extremely cheaper than traveling by air or hiring vehicles. The alternatives to any unpredictable situations during travel are usually arranged by travel agencies. However, the additional costs of these services have to be paid by you since they are not covered by the agreement between you and the travel agency.


Altitude sickness can happen to anyone. At high altitudes, you have to maintain a slow and steady pace giving your body the least amount of work to do. Once you ascend an altitude of 3000 meters, you have to take a step further in being careful. The worst part here is that altitude sickness cannot be cured or removed in an instant. It can lead to other problems such as high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE)! As soon as you see the symptoms (shortness of breath, fatigue, insomnia, headache, nausea, etc.) of it, it is best to descend right away. Medications such as Diamox can help you to minimize the effects of the altitude sickness. It is better to stay hydrated, get adequate rest and acclimatize to the location to avoid this sickness.


One of the most important things you must know before going off a trek is to know the best time to go on the trek. It isn't as easy as going off whenever you want to. The climate and the unpredictable weather during particular seasons can make a big difference in your experience of the trek. It is best to avoid the monsoon and peak winter season for treks in the Annapurna region. The ideal time to trek is considered to be around October to early December and late February to April. There is a lower risk of heavy snowfall and dangerous slippery trails. You'll find the perfect weather, dry trails and the best possible views.


When you are traveling at altitudes like that of the Holy Khayer Glacial Lake Trekking, you can face unexpected circumstances at any time during the journey. You must get yourself a good insurance policy that covers such situations. Many travel insurance companies do not have policies that cover high altitude traveling. Be sure to check your insurance policy. If you get injured or if you need immediate evacuation, you will require a rescue team to come for you. In dire cases, one might require a helicopter rescue, or might have to be carried back by a yak or horse. Rescue services such as hiring a helicopter can be really expensive. It is best to have insurance to cover all of these charges. You can find insurance providers who also cover your insurance at high altitudes.


You will not have a hard time finding a travel agency that will arrange for you a decent journey to the Holy Khayer Glacial Lake Trekking. You can schedule a trek at your choice of destination online or in person. Or you can also place your interest and the travel agency will give you the perfect time to leave for your trek. Terms and agreements applied, you will have to comply with the demands set by the agencies before booking your trip. You will be required to send necessary documents such as passports, and advanced payment for your confirmation. You can be charged a certain amount of money depending upon the agency if you want to cancel a booking.


Acclimatization is a vital aspect of any high altitude travel. It is a process by which your body develops an increase in the number of red blood cells which increases the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood. This lowers your risk of getting altitude sickness. Acclimatization may require several hours up to a day or two. Your body needs time to adjust to the new climate and thus function accordingly. It is recommended that you spend a night or more at every checkpoint you reach so that your body can acclimatize to the climate. You can get enough rest and also enjoy the surroundings while you're at it. 

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  • Trip Cost USD $1100
  • Trip Duration 16 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • Accomodation3 Star (or greater) Hotel, Kathmandu, Pokhara and tea house during The Trek
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All meals during the trek
  • Max. Altitude: 3,210 m at Poon Hill & 4,247 m at Khayer Lake.
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