Annapurna Khayer Trek is one of the fascinating two weeks tea house treks in Nepal. There are very few treks that presents spectacular scenery, peace and isolation and exotic Himalayan culture at go. The Annapurna skyline trail passes through villages to villages, lush forest and less-trodden high alpine pastures with magnificent mountain views around. We will stay at community based hotel and home stays which benefits the locals and helps in overall development of the region.

The trip begins from the lake city, Pokhara, and passes the extensive diversity of flora & fauna of the region. The fascination of being close to nature and culture goes to an ultimate level as you capture the panoramic view of Annapurna ranges, Mt. Fishtail and Langtang ranges. The journey is the perfect introduction to rural Nepal and high Himalayas and excels the real taste of regal trekking experience.

Crown Himalaya Treks can customize the Annapurna Khayer Trek Package as per trekker’s needs, requirements and budget. The package includes full board (B, L, D and accommodation) during the trek and bed & breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. We also offers special discount on all bespoke packages and ensure 100% departure date.

If you are seeking for more adventure and challenge, try our other packages like 12 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek or 16 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek

Day 01:Drive from Kathmandu(1400m) to Pokhara(850m)

Duration of time:7-8 hours

After breakfast,  you drive 200km northwest from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes around 6-7 hours via tourist bus. It is an adventurous drive with scenic view of terraced rice field, stunning landscape, Trishuli and Marsyangdi Rivers and panoramic view of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal and Annapurna Himalayan Range. You will stop at Malekhu for having lunch and continue your drive to Pokhara.. 

Overnight at Lodge in Pokhara

Day 02:Drive from Pokhara(850m) to Nayapul(1070m) and trek to Ghandruk(2012m)

Duration of time: hours

After having breakfast, you drive to Nayapul from Pokhara via private car. It takes around 1.5 hours to get to Nayapul. On the way to Nayapul, your way goes through Bamboo forests and a large waterfall. After reaching there you will trek to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the most popular trek. You ascend to reach there. You can see majority views of Annapurna range, Manaslu, and other mountains. You can visit the Gurung museum over there.   

Overnight at Lodge in Ghandruk

Day 03:Ghandruk(2012m) to Tadapani(2610m)

Duration of time: hours

From Ghandruk, you continue towards Tadapani with the view of waterfalls, landscapes, Annapurna south, Machhapuchhre, Himchuli and other peaks. On the way, you pass the small village of Deorali and enter deep into the forest of rhododendron to reach Tadapani.

Overnight at Lodge in Tadapani

Day 04:Tadapani(2610m) to Bhedi Kharka()

Duration of time: hours

After breakfast in Tadapani, you will make a downhill walk through rhododendron until Modi Khola and then ascend to Landruk. From here, a gradual walk through the terraced rice fields takes you to Bhedi Kharka.

Overnight at Lodge in Bhedi Kharka

Day 05:Bhedi Kharka() to Khopra Danda()

Duration of time: hours

Today, the trail rises high above the tree-line and you will start seeing the dwarf vegetation and alpine landscapes as you reach Khopra Danda. Here you get the feast of natural beauty, milky peaks and amazing scenery. Mountain views include Annapurna South(7219m), Baraha Shikhar(7647m), Nigiri(7061m) and Dhaulagiri(8167m).

Overnight at Lodge in Khopra Danda

Day 06:Khopra Danda() to High Camp(4850m)

Duration of time: hours

Overnight at Lodge in High Camp

Day 07:High Camp(4850m) to Khopra Danda()

Duration of time: hours

Today you retrace your step back from high camp(4240m) to Khobra Danda. You will be enjoying the amazing landscapes and hike around the village to get insight of local culture and tradition.

Overnight at Lodge in Khopra Danda

Day 08:Khopra Danda() to Sotta()

Duration of time: hours

Overnight at Lodge in Sotta

Day 09:Sotta() to Ghorepani(2870m) and Poonhill(3210m)

Duration of time:hours

The trek from Sotta to Ghorepani goes through the Poon village of Ghara and Sikha and their terrace farmlands and beautiful forest of rhododendron, birch and magnolia. The surrounding peaks look so amazing and pretty. After some time you will reach the destination.The panoramic view includes Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri range which can be seen through Poonhill.

Overnight at Lodge in Ghorepani

Day 10:Drive from Ghorepani(2870m) to Pokhara(850m)

Duration of time: hours

You will drive from Ghorepani to reach Pokhara. On the way, you see many lakes and fascinating mountains. You will definitely be relishing their nature and fresh windy air which is one of the attractive things while going to Pokhara.

Overnight at Lodge in Pokhara

Day 11:Drive/Fly from Pokhara(850m) to Kathmandu(1400m)

Duration of time:7-8 hours/ 15 minutes

You can take a bus or flight to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara with an amazing countryside view. If you are on a flight, you will reach Kathmandu after 15 minutes. And if you catch a bus, the duration of the drive will be about 6-7 hours. You can explore green hills, rivers and terrace farming. After your arrival, you can rest at your hotel.

The Trip cost will vary depending on the Group Size, Duration of days and Services required. Please contact us via our website with your details to obtain a Quote.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pickup after Arrival in Kathmandu on Request
  • All Land Transportation as per Itinerary
  • 3 Meals per Day During the Trek (B L D) Including Tea or Coffee
  • An Experienced, English-Speaking and Government-Licensed Trek Leader and Assistant Trek Leader (6 Trekkers: 1 Assistant Guide)
  • Porter Service (2 Trekkers: 1 Porter)
  • All the Staff Salary, Insurance, Equipment, Domestic Airfare, Food and Accommodation
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag (To be returned after the Completion of the Trip)
  • All the Required Paperwork, Documents
  • Trekking Permits (National Park Permit and TIMS)
  • All the Local and Governmental Taxes
  • Medical Kit (Carried by Trek Leader)

Cost Excludes

  • International Flight and Visa Fees
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Extra Baggage Charges
  • Extra Night Accommodation in Kathmandu ( In case you arrive early or departure late and early return from mountain due to any reason) than the Scheduled Itinerary
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Any Type of Personal Expenses such as Alcoholic Beverages, Phone Bills, Internet Bills, Laundry and Hot Shower
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance
  • Trip Cancellation Cost
  • Accident or Health Issues
  • Loss Theft or Damage of Personal Properties(We advice you to take out Personal Travel Insurance)
  • Tips and Gratuities

Accommodation

We will be accommodated in star hotel or similar in Kathmandu and Pokhara; and teahouse during the trek. All the accommodation are offered on twin-shared basis. Single accommodation can be provided on request and will cost an additional charge. The charge depends on the hotel you are staying.

Private rooms are readily available in Kathmandu, Pokhara and the trekking region, except in high altitudes where there will be just dormitories. Usually there are no heaters in teahouse; they provide warm blanket. You can bring sleeping bag with extra liner for more comfort and warm. There is normally on electricity connection in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric powers. The rooms and dining halls are connected with solar lighting. Most teahouses now have source of power to charge small appliances – mobile phones and cameras.

Meals

During Annapurna Khayer Trek, we get to taste authentic Nepalese cuisine and as well as the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) but the choice of foods are limited. We provide the “Breakfast & Dinner” from the teahouse or lodge where we will be spending overnight and lunch will be served on the way to next destination.

We also offer welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu. All the meals (B, L, D) will be provided during the trek but only the breakfast will be served in Kathmandu and Pokhara (except for welcome and farewell dinner).

Drinking Water

Crown Himalaya Trek offers Chlorine/Iodine treated water during the trek. All the teahouses provide mineral water and boiled water for trekkers on additional charge. We suggest you not to buy mineral water or bottled water while on the trek as plastic bottles are difficult to dispose- off.

What to bring

Firstly, you need to carry some documents to purchase Annapurna conservation permit (ACAP) and TIMS. Passport size phots and valid passport are required for ACAP. For Annapurna Khayer Trek, you have to bring hiking boots, trousers, wind and water proof jacket and trousers, down jacket, sun glasses, hat, flash light, water bottle, refillable water and positive attitude. As it is difficult to find the charging port in high mountains, you need to bring back-up for your camera and mobile phones. Crown Himalaya Treks will arrange comprehensive medical kit for the trekkers.

This is very physical trip, meaning you will be walking on rough terrain, so pack as lightly as possible. Crown Himalaya Trek provide an experienced porter on (2 trekkers: 1 porter) basis. Your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag; the maximum of 15 kgs are carried by porters – 30 kgs by 2 porters. You can stock your unnecessary luggage in Kathmandu on absolutely free of cost.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is the unusual physical condition that occurs at higher elevation (more than 2,000m) due to change in air pressures. The symptoms are nausea, diarrhea, dizziness and loss of appetite that may lead to fatal conditions.

The Annapurna Khayer Trek itinerary offered by Crown Himalaya Treks offers ample time to acclimatize and rest. We walk on slow pace; taking proper rest which lets your body acclimatize well. We ensure our “trekkers” zero risk of altitude threat.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

ABC trek is a moderate trek perfect for passionate hikers with the ability to walk at least 5 – 7 hours on mountain terrain with a light rucksack. With excellent physical condition, positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination, anyone regardless of size and age can accomplish the trek successfully.

We suggest you to engage on physical training for few weeks prior the trip to boost your strength, stamina and confidence. Cardio, swimming, running and leg exercise are few recommended physical training to prepare yourself for the trek. Previous trekking experience is always an asset but not mandatory. And no technical skills are required as well.

Trekkers with pre-existing medical conditions like heart, lung and blood diseases are suggested to consult their doctor prior the trip.

Best Time to Trek

Annapurna Khayer Trek is possible to conduct throughout the year but autumn (Sept to Nov) and spring (March – May) are considered as the best time of the year for the trek. If you want to avoid the traffic, you can enjoy the trek during winter (Dec, Jan and Feb). However, the extremely cold temperature and frequent snow-fall might distract the trek. Trekking in summer or Monsoon seasons (June – August) are full of rain; which might invite the risk of landslide and flood. But the rainy season could be paradise for keen botanist.

Route Map

Crown Himalaya Treks will provide the complementary route map and T-shirt for the trekkers.


Trip Facts

Duration11 Days

Best MonthAutumn & spring

Group Size1-12 persons

Max. Elevation4,500 m

GradeModerate

Trek StyleTea House/Camping

Walk Per Day5-6 hours

MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu and all meals(B L D) during the trek

AccommodationSimple lodge to 5 star hotels in cities but in trekking only simple lodge available

TransportCar, Jeep Van, Land Cruiser, Bus

Departure FromKathmandu

Arrival InKathmandu