15 Days

It is an incredible adventure on the hidden areas of the great massive Annapurna Himalayan range of mountains. Similarly, the trekking leads on mainstream trails around the scenic Annapurna region; join with Pristine Nepal for a complete wilderness adventure on the off-beaten tracks to Annapurna & Khayar Lake Trekking.

On this trek, you will enjoy the pristine natural environment in the comfortable nice lodges on the route after trekking, in the shade of the world’s highest Mt. Dhaulagiri & Mt. Annapurna.

Annapurna & Khayer Lake Trekking offers views of the world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m / 26,795 ft), 10th highest Annapurna (8,091m / 26,545 ft) with Vara Shikar or Annapurna Fang.  Only a few trekkers seldom venture around this beautiful area with a holy glacial lake of Khayar Lake or Vara Pokhari.

The adventure starts with an interesting overland journey to Pokhara, a famous picturesque and touristic destination in all Himalaya. Similarly, it is located on the laps of towering Annapurna Himalaya with pristine Phewa and Begnas Lakes, where many adventures start and end on this scenic Pokhara city.

Khayar Lake Journey

Our adventure to Annapurna & Khayar Lake Trekking begins with a short drive and then walking into high hills full of glorious mountain views. The walking progress passing traditional farm villages of Gurung and Poon / Magar tribes and into enchanting rhododendron-oaks-pines and fir tree lines forested area.

Our trek leads to scenic Ghorepani and Poon Hill for superb views of the sunrise over a chain of Himalayan peaks from Dhaulagiri-Annapurna-Lamjung Himal to Manaslu range with ever-present Mt. Machhapuchare “Fish Tail”.

After Poon Hill and Ghorepani, our walk leads away from the main popular trekking trail into remote North on the high Kopra ridges with Dhaulagiri-Nilgiri-A Fang & South at close distance.

From Kopra Ridge visiting the holy Lake of Khayar in between high Annapurna South and Vara-Shikar (A Fang) enjoying the marvelous views our return trek leads back on the main trail at Ghandruk and then a short drive brings you to scenic Pokhara with last overnight stop by the Lake Phewa.

Price Inclusion

  • Private vehicle for airport picks up & drops
  • Private vehicle for Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Tour guide for Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Three night’s hotel in Kathmandu on the basis of twin sharing with breakfast
  • Two night’s hotel in Pokhara on the basis of twin sharing with breakfast
  • Tourist bus tickets from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Tourist bus tickets from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • The private vehicle from Pokhara to Nayapul
  • Public jeep or taxi from Ghandruk/Siwai
  • TIMS Card permit
  • ACAP permit (Annapurna conservation area project)
  • Trekking guide (salary, food, lodging, insurance)
  • Porter (salary, food, lodging, insurance)
  • Lodge accommodation during the trekking
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner (foods only during trek)
  • Fresh fruits in dinner
  • Water purification
  • Medical kits
  • Free coordination in emergency cases
  • Farewell dinner at a reputable restaurant in Kathmandu

Price Not Included

  • Nepal visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Monument entrance fee in Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Tips to guide, porter, & driver
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, WIFi, hot shower
  • All soft & hard drinks


On arrival in Kathmandu received by Pristine Nepal staff and guide for a short drive to your hotel at Thamel in the hub of Kathmandu city, where many hotels, restaurants, bars, cafes, pubs, trekking gears shop, departmental stores, Cinema hall, souvenirs shop, travel agencies and other many more are available.

The morning after breakfast our tour guide will receive you for a sightseeing tour around interesting part of Kathmandu, as Kathmandu city a blend of modernization and old lively cultures where you can witness medieval period villages and way of life of the locals as it was for past hundreds of years. Kathmandu valley steeped with ancient history-old traditions full of world heritage sites of Buddhism and Hinduism temples/monasteries. After an interesting tour afternoon free at leisure preparation for Annapurna & Khayar Lake trekking.

Annapurna & Khayar Lake trek starts with an interesting and exciting overland drive on Nepal’s busy highway to reach scenic Pokhara, the journey leads past farm villages and towns with views of mountains. Drive finally reaches Pokhara and then transfer to your hotel near the pristine and beautiful Phewa Lake where most of the nice hotels are located.


Morning a short drive of two hours to Nayapul to begin our trek passing lovely Bhirethati village located by Modi River, from here walk through farm villages coming across trekkers, mules and donkey trains, our route leads to farm areas and villages, waterfalls then reaching at Tirkhedhunga for overnight halt in a nice lodge after a pleasant day walks of a few hours.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Starting the morning walk with a climb on series of stone steps for an hour or more to reach Ulleri village, a moderate size Gurung village with typical traditional Nepalese style slated roofs built of mud/stones. From here walk leads to a slow climb into pristine and cool rhododendron, pine forest area to reach Ghorepani village, located on a high ridge within beautiful rhododendron trees. This village populated by Poon people of Magar tribe, famous and popular spot for Poon Hill view top which is an hour hike with a climb.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early before the sunrise hike to the top at Poon Hill to catch the striking sunrise over a range of Himalayan peaks of world 7th highest Dhaulagiri-10th highest Annapurna with a range of peaks includes world 8th highest Manaslu with towering Machhapuchare peak “Fish Tail”. After an enjoyable and exciting time with eye-catching views from Poon Hill, head back to Ghorepani and continue downhill walk for an hour to Chitre village, from here our route diverts to complete wilderness leading away from the main trail to Suata village for an overnight stop.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Starting with a gradual morning walk passing farm fields and scattered villages, trekking through enchanting serene rhododendron and bamboo forest, a slow climb uphill through meadow and summer pastures to Chistebung for an overnight stop, a small place with few small huts serving as tea-houses.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From here gaining altitude leaving tree lines behind after few hours of scenic walk reaching at overnight stop at Khair or Kopra Ridge, a scenic spot with the scenery of landscapes along with stunning views of Mt. Dhaulagiri massive range and Vara Shikar (Annapurna Fang), Annapurna South which towers directly from this wonderful spot.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning hike to the holy lake at Khayer Lake located at 4,620 m. which is a long walk, but worth the views, the site of religious festival occasion held annually around the month of August and September. Villagers from the surrounding area assemble here to offer prayers to Lord Shiva and bathe in the icy waters, offers sacrifices of sheep and goats.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The morning after an exciting and enjoyable around Khayar glacial lake, walk back to Kopra ridge and then downhill back into forest and tree lines to reach overnight stop at Chistebung.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a great time around Kopra Ridge and holy Lake of Khayar, morning walk with short climb into a nice grazing areas around summer pasture at Bhaise Kharka, from here descend past grazing lands in the middle of rhododendron forest to our overnight stop at Dobato, a summer pasture with superb views of Annapurna South and Mt. Machhapuchare / Fish Tail peaks.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning catching super views of mountains walk downhill into the forested area to reach the main trekking trail at Tadapani village, after a short stop heading downhill at Ghandruk village for overnight in the comfort of a nice and cozy lodge. Ghandruk a large Gurung village, famous as Gorkha soldiers in UK and Indian armies, besides as gallant soldiers they are farmers and Sheppard’s of Tibetan Buddhist religion and origin.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From Ghandruk our last day walk of this marvelous trek leads downhill on stone steps passing farm villages and terraces to reach at the bottom of the hill at Syali Bazaar, and then on winding gradual path into warmer areas reaching at Bhirethati villages, from here another 30 minutes’ walk brings you at the end of the trek at Nayapul for 2 hours’ drive to Pokhara by the pristine Phewa Lake for final last night around Annapurna area.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Depart from lovely Pokhara for interesting and exciting overland journey to Kathmandu after a fabulous time at Annapurna & Poon Hill Panorama trekking, after six hours of nice pleasant ride reaches you at Kathmandu, then transfer to your hotels with an afternoon free at leisure for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.


Last day in amazing Nepal country of Himalayan wonders, as per your international flight time depart from the hotel where Pristine Nepal staff transfer you to the airport, after a greatly enjoyable and memorable time on Annapurna & Khayar Lake trekking with quality services and guidance of Pristine Nepal.

Gears & Equipments

Planning and Preparation are very important to have a safe and sustainable experience while trekking. Focusing only on fitness is not what you should be doing to prepare for the trek, instead, there are so many key factors that you should consider before leaving for the trek.

Things like gear & equipment, mental preparation, budgeting, planning itinerary, acclimatization, safety & other important factors are necessary to avoid trekking errors. Here are some important factors to plan & prepare for a safe & sustainable trek in Nepal:


Gears & Equipment: Packing list for EBC

Packing the right gear & equipment can save you from any unnecessary expenses. To make it easy for you, here is the checklist of the packing list for the Khayar Lake Trek.

Clothing gear for the trek

Down jackets
Trekking boots
Long sleeve t-shirts
windproof jackets
Hiking socks
UV rays protected sunglasses
Nylon windproof pants Nylon
windproof pants
Water bottles
Neck gaiter

Essential gears for the trek

Duffle bag (It is provided by us without extra charges if you trek with us)
Minimum 40L daypack for carrying essential items during the trek
Water bottles or Camelbak (Hydration bladder)
Sleeping bags
Trekking poles
Quick dry trekking towels

Toiletries Items

Toilet paper
Shampoo Diaper
Rash cream
Toothbrush & Toothpaste
Lip balm
Wet wipes
Hand sanitizer

Foods and Snacks

Snacks (which include chocolate bars and Protein & carb-containing foods)
Thermos (For storing hot water for a longer time)
Re-hydration powder (To stay hydrated)

Important Documents

Passport (It is needed for entry gate registration)
Travel Insurance

Additional Supplies

Portable solar charger/power bank
Playing cards or any other games
DSLR cameras

What can you rent in Thamel, Kathmandu for your trek?

In Thamel, Kathmandu, we can recommend several rental shops where you can rent a Down Jacket, sleeping bag, and Trekking Pole, and buy the remaining gear too. We also offer quality sleeping bag rental service.

I am Vegan, what extra things should I pack for the trek?

If you are a vegan, it is strongly recommended to bring additional protein bars or snacks for the trek. The cost of snacks in the trekking trail will be expensive, so prepare accordingly.

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Accommodations and Foods on the Trekking Trail:

When trekking along a trail, especially in remote or mountainous regions, you can expect various types of accommodations depending on the area and the level of development. The most common word for accommodation that is used in the high-altitude trekking trail isTea House”.

What is a Tea House?

A tea house, particularly in the context of trekking in Nepal, refers to a type of lodging establishment commonly found along popular trekking routes. These tea houses are usually family-run guesthouses or lodges that cater to trekkers and provide basic accommodation and meals.

Tea houses are typically built using local materials such as stone, wood, and tin roofs. They offer a range of facilities including bedrooms with twin beds or dormitory-style sleeping arrangements, communal dining areas, and basic sanitation facilities such as shared toilets and sometimes hot showers.

In addition to accommodation, tea houses also serve meals, snacks, and beverages to trekkers, often including a variety of local and international dishes. They may also offer amenities such as Wi-Fi, charging facilities for electronic devices, and small shops selling basic supplies and souvenirs at a small cost.

Tea houses play a crucial role in supporting trekking tourism in Nepal by providing comfortable and affordable lodging options for trekkers, allowing them to rest and refuel during their journeys through the mountains.

Foods & Drinks in Trekking Trail:

Food costs are usually included in the cost inclusion which is why you will get Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner during the trek at tea houses. Usually, your trip package covers three-course meals, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & seasonal fruits with 3 times Tea or Coffees per day. However, any kind of beverage drinks or desserts, snacks, or alcoholic beverages is not included.

It is also important to note that the food options are limited at higher elevations and some foods may not be available. Food options like vegan or veg can also be found in tea houses which is good news for vegans/vegetarians However, you may lack protein which is why we recommend you bring extra protein bars with you.

During Lunch, you can have your own choice of meal from Continental, Chinese, Indian, & Nepali Cuisine in Everest. Guide & Porters are served with Dal Vat Tarkari, a typical Nepali food that includes rice, lentil soup & vegetable curry.

Similarly, since you will be trekking after eating lunch, we highly suggest you eat food with high amounts of carbohydrates which gives you energy as there will be no shop in the way so that you can buy snacks.

The menu price will be different in each tea house which is why don’t let it bother you.

Best Time to Trek

Trekking in Nepal offers the best experience to any adventurer visually as well as mentally with breathtaking landscapes, majestic Himalayas, histories, local traditions, & others. However, experiencing those meaningful & memorable events falls under different months and seasons.

Even though the months of Spring & Autumn season are considered the best time to trek in Nepal, there are other months of Monsoon & Winter seasons that you may want to consider. Aside from the trekking experience, there are events, festivals, and local traditions that you can experience.

Let’s explore the best times to trek in Nepal, along with the highlights and considerations for each season that may meet your expectations:

Spring Trekking in Nepal (March-May)

Spring is arguably one of the most popular seasons for trekking in Nepal. During this time, the weather is mild and pleasant, with warmer temperatures and blooming flora painting the hillsides in vibrant hues.

During this period, several festivals and events take place, offering locals and visitors alike the opportunity to immerse themselves in Nepalese culture and traditions. Here are some notable events that occur in Nepal during the spring season, organized by month:


Holi: Celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu lunar month of Phalguna, usually falling in March, Holi is a colorful festival known as the “Festival of Colors.”

Ghode Jatra: Ghode Jatra, or the “Festival of Horses,” is celebrated in Kathmandu Valley, particularly at the Tundikhel grounds in Kathmandu. This event features horse parades, races, and various cultural performances.


Bisket Jatra: Bisket Jatra is a traditional New Year festival celebrated in Bhaktapur, one of the three medieval city-states in the Kathmandu Valley. The highlight of the festival is the pulling of chariots carrying the images of various deities, accompanied by music, dance, and cultural rituals.

Buddha Jayanti: Also known as Buddha Purnima, this festival commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death (Parinirvana) of Lord Buddha. Devotees visit Buddhist shrines and monasteries to offer prayers, light butter lamps, and participate in religious ceremonies.


Rato Machhendranath Jatra: Held annually in Lalitpur, the Rato Machhendranath Jatra is one of Nepal’s longest and most vibrant chariot festivals. A towering chariot carrying the idol of the deity Rato Machhendranath is pulled through the streets by devotees, accompanied by music and dance performances.

Seto Machhendranath Jatra: Similar to the Rato Machhendranath Jatra, the Seto Machhendranath Jatra is celebrated in Kathmandu Valley, particularly in Kathmandu and Patan. The festival honors the deity Seto Machhendranath, and devotees gather to pull the chariot housing his idol, seeking blessings for prosperity and well-being.

These are just a few of the many festivals and events that take place in Nepal during the spring season. After completing your trekking in Nepal, you can take part in these events if you like.

Monsoon Trekking in Nepal (June to September)

During the monsoon season, which typically spans from June to September, Nepal experiences heavy rainfall and humid conditions, especially in the southern regions. This period, also known as the summer season, brings both challenges and opportunities for locals and visitors alike.

Ropain: Ropain, also known as the rice planting festival, is celebrated by farmers across Nepal in June. It marks the beginning of the rice planting season and is observed with traditional rituals and ceremonies.

Teej: Teej is a Hindu festival celebrated by women in Nepal, usually in August or September. It is dedicated to the goddess Parvati and involves fasting, singing, dancing, and offering prayers for the well-being of spouses and families

Gai Jatra: Gai Jatra, meaning the “Cow Festival,” is celebrated in August in the Kathmandu Valley. It is a festival of dancing, singing, and processions, where families who have lost loved ones during the year parade cows through the streets to honor the deceased and bring them peace in the afterlife.

Indra Jatra: Indra Jatra is one of the most important festivals in Kathmandu, celebrated in September. It honors the Hindu god Indra, the god of rain, and is marked by colorful processions, masked dances, and cultural performances.

These are just a few of the festivals and events that take place in Nepal during the monsoon season.

Trekking in Autumn season

Nepal’s autumn season, spanning from September to November, is widely regarded as the best time to visit the country for trekking and outdoor adventures.

With clear skies, moderate temperatures, and stunning mountain views, autumn offers an unparalleled experience for travelers seeking to explore Nepal’s diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Here’s what you can expect during Nepal’s autumn season:

Chhath Puja: Chhath Puja, a traditional Hindu festival dedicated to the worship of the sun god, Surya, is observed by people of the Terai region in November. Devotees offer prayers and offerings to the rising and setting sun, seeking blessings for prosperity and well-being.

Mani Rimdu: In November, the Sherpa community in the Everest region celebrates Mani Rimdu, a colorful Buddhist festival that includes masked dances, religious ceremonies, and the imparting of blessings by lamas. Visitors to the region can witness this unique cultural

Winter Trekking in Nepal

Nepal’s winter season, spanning from December to February, offers a unique and enchanting experience for travelers seeking a different perspective on the Himalayan nation.

Christmas and New Year: December marks the festive season worldwide, and Nepal is no exception. Kathmandu and other major cities come alive with colorful decorations, Christmas markets, and special events to celebrate Christmas and ring in the New Year.

Makar Sankranti: In mid-January, Nepalis celebrate Makar Sankranti, a festival marking the transition of the sun into the zodiac sign of Capricorn.

While the higher Himalayan regions experience cold temperatures and snowfall, Nepal’s lower valleys and plains enjoy milder weather, making it a comfortable time to explore cultural sites, wildlife reserves, and vibrant cities.

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