Annapurna Khopra ridge with Khayer lake Trek

11 Days

Annapurna Khopra Ridge with Khayer Lake Trek is an off-the-beaten-path trek that offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri range. This trek is run by Himalayan 360 which is the most famous Trekking Agency in Nepal, which provides all the necessary equipment and guides to make your trek a memorable experience.

The trek starts with a drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, where the trailhead is located. From there, you’ll trek through lush forests and terraced fields, passing by traditional villages and experiencing the local culture. You’ll also pass by waterfalls and cross suspension bridges as you make your way to Khopra Ridge.

Khopra Ridge is the highlight of the trek, offering panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit Khayer Lake, a sacred lake for the locals, and enjoy the serene beauty of the surrounding landscape.

Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the local culture and customs, as well as try traditional Nepalese food. The trek also offers a chance to be in the company of expert guides from Himalayan 360 who know the terrain well and ensure safety and the best experience for the trekkers.

In conclusion, Annapurna Khopra Ridge with Khayer Lake Trek is a perfect trek for adventure seekers who want to experience the natural beauty of the Annapurna region and local culture, with the assistance of an experienced trekking agency like Himalayan 360.

Trip Info

  • 4600 m/15,092 ft
  • Autumn (Sep-Nov) and Spring(March- May)
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 70 km
  • Teahouses trek
  • Private
  • All meals during trek
  • English, Hindi, Chinese


Annapurna Khopra ridge and Khayer lake Trek is one of the fascinating two weeks tea house treks in Nepal. There are very few treks that present spectacular scenery, peace and isolation and exotic Himalayan culture at go. The Annapurna skyline trail passes through villages to villages, lush forests and less-trodden high alpine pastures with magnificent mountain views around. We will stay at a community-based hotel and homestays which benefits the locals and helps in the 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 the Annapurna ranges, Mt. Fishtail and Langtang ranges. The journey is the perfect introduction to rural Nepal and the high Himalayas and excels the real taste of a regal trekking experience.

Himalayan 360 can customize the Annapurna Khopra ridge and Khayer lake trek Packages as per the 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 offer a special discount on all bespoke packages and ensure 100% departure date.

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

Trip Highlights

  • Panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges
  • Off-the-beaten-path trek that is less crowded than other popular treks in the Annapurna region
  • Passing through traditional villages and experiencing local culture and customs
  • Visit to the sacred Khayer Lake
  • Trekking through lush forests and terraced fields
  • Expert guides from Himalayan 360 to ensure a safe and memorable experience
  • An opportunity to try traditional Nepalese food


Day 1:
Arrived in Kathmandu

When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Himalayan 360 will be there to meet you and take you to your hotel. After checking in, you can rest or, with the guide, visit Himalayan 360’s office in Thamel a part of Kathmandu in the tourist district. Here there are many shops and restaurants. The shops are colourful and full of pashminas, slippers, trekking equipment, and felt items. The restaurants serve European as well as Nepalese meals. ATMs are plentiful should you require them. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan 360 where you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine. This is a great introduction to Nepalese food.

Day 2:
Drive from Kathmandu(1400m) to Pokhara(850m)

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 views of terraced rice fields, stunning landscape, Trishuli and Marsyangdi Rivers and panoramic views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal and Annapurna Himalayan Range. You will stop at Malekhu for having lunch and continue your drive to Pokhara.
Duration of time:6-7 hours
Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara

Day 3:
Drive from Pokhara(850m) to Nayapul(1070m) and trek to Ghandruk(2012m)

After having breakfast, you drive to Nayapul from Pokhara via private car. It takes around 1.5 hours to get to Nayapul. After reaching there you will trek to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the most popular Village. You can see the majority of views of the Annapurna range, Manaslu, and other mountains. You can visit the Gurung museum over there.
Duration of time:6-7 hours
Overnight at a tea house in Tadapani

Day 4:
Trek from Ghandruk to Bayeli Kharka(3420m)

After breakfast in Ghandruk, we will set out for our trek to Bayeli Kharka. During the daytime, we will walk through the deep forest of our national flower rhododendron. At the same time, you can enjoy the beautiful view of Annapurna south and Hiuchuli with other mountain panoramas.
Duration of Trek: 5-6 hours
Overnight at Tea House in Bayeli Kharka

Day 5:
Trek from Bayeli Kharka(3420m) to Khopra Danda(3660m)

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).
Duration of Trek: 5-6 hours
Overnight at tea house in Khopra Danda

Day 6:
Hike to Khayer Lake (4827m) and back to Khopra Ridge/ Danda (3660m)

Today, we head out to Khayer lake (4600m/15,092 ft). The lake views are especially beautiful high up in the mountains with crystal clear water. On the way, you can enjoy with beautiful hill view without trees and a snow-covered mountain in front of you, after we reach khayar barah lake then we enjoy the beauty of nature with 360 views and get back to Khopra ridge for the night.
Duration of Trek: 6-7 hours
Overnight at tea house in Khopra Danda (B,L,D)

Day 7:
Trek from Khopra Ridge (3660m) to Swanta (2270m)

After having beautiful morning sunrise views with 360-degree mountain views we go for breakfast. today we walk straight down towards Swanta village which is a small Gurung settlement. after we reach Swanta village visit around the village interact with locals and spend the night.
Duration of Trek: 5-6 hours
Overnight at a tea house in Swanta

Day 8:
Trek from Swanta(2270m) to Ghorepani (2860m)

Today we follow the trail to Ghorepani, famous for its mountain views- especially at sunrise and sunset. At first, we will trek to chitre village and then follow the main trail to Ghorepani from where we can see Mt. Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna south, I and other magnificent snow-covered peaks.
Duration of Trek: 5-6 hours
Overnight at tea house in Ghorepani

Day 9:
Hike to Poon Hill (3210m), trek to Nayapul and Drive back to Pokhara (850m)

Early morning, you will hike to Poon hill (3210m) for sunrise and mountain range views. Poonhill has a well-deserved reputation for having some of the best sunrise views anywhere in Nepal of the surrounding Himalayan Mountains, Such as well known for offering unheralded views of the Annapurna Ranges, such as Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II(7937m), Annapurna III(7855m), Annapurna Iv(7525m), Nilgiri (6940m), Tukuche(6920m), Varaha Shikhar(7847m) and Lamjung Himal (6931m). After frantically snapping photos we will return for breakfast at Ghorepani, then we head to Nayapul and Then drive back to Pokhara
Duration of Trek:6-7 hours
Overnight at hotel in Pokhara (B,L)

Day 10:
Drive/Fly from Pokhara(850m) to Kathmandu(1400m)

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 25 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.
Duration of time:7-8 hours/ 25 minutes
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 11:
Final Departure

Today is the last day of our Trip, it is the time to say goodbye and return to the real world. If you have some time left, you can do some souvenir shopping or sightseeing around the hotel. A representative from Himalayan 360 will collect you from the hotel and take you to the airport 3 hours before your departure.

Cost info

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

Trip FAQs

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How difficult is the Annapurna Khopra Ridge and Khayer Lake Trek?

The trek is considered moderate to challenging. It involves steep inclines and some rocky terrain. It is important to have a good level of physical fitness and to acclimatize properly to avoid altitude sickness.

How long does the trek take?

The trek typically takes around 10-12 days, depending on the itinerary and the pace of the group.

What is the best time to go on the trek?

The best time to go on the trek is during the spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) seasons when the weather is clear and the views are the most spectacular.

What should I pack for the trek?

Essential items to pack include good hiking boots, warm clothing, a waterproof jacket and pants, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a personal first aid kit, and a water bottle. A detailed packing list will be provided by the Himalayan 360.

Are there any facilities along the trek?

Basic facilities such as teahouses and lodges are available along the trail. These provide accommodation, meals, and basic medical facilities.

Do I need to have previous trekking experience?

No, previous trekking experience is not required. However, a good level of physical fitness is necessary.

Is it safe to do the trek?

Yes, the trek is safe. The trek is guided by experienced guides from the Himalayan 360 who are familiar with the terrain and are trained in first aid and safety procedures.

How much does the trek cost?

The cost of the trek varies depending on the itinerary, group size, and the services included. Contact Himalayan 360 for a detailed quotation.

Can I customize the itinerary?

Yes, you can customize the itinerary to suit your needs. Contact Himalayan 360 to discuss the options.

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