On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, where you will be warmly received by our guides and staff with garland and then transfer you to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed join in with other members for Frozen Lake Khayer Trekking, where our guide will brief you with information regarding trekking, do’s and don’ts, Nepalese culture, lodge on route trek with full information to make your stay with us enjoyable and memorable, evening welcome dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant with folk-cultural program as entertainment during dinner.
Frozen Lake Khayer Itinerary
Day 01 Pick up in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02 Kathmandu with sightseeing tour, trek briefing and preparations.
Morning after breakfast at given time for sightseeing tour, our city guides will meet you at the hotel for interesting sightseeing tour leading you in the heart of Kathmandu at old Durbar (palace) square of great historical importance includes Temple of Kumari (Living young virgin Goddess) Kastamandap Temple where Kathmandu name derived from, a temple built with the wood of a single tree, tour of old palace during the reign of Malla and late Shah kings.
Tour leads to famous landmark of Nepal at Swayambhunath Stupa of more than 2,500 years old a Buddhist Chaitya or Stupa with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.
Afternoon visit holy Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath adorned with silver doors and golden tiers roofed pagoda a popular and famous temple where thousands of pilgrims visits every year in the month of February on Shiva Rartri (Lord Shiva birth anniversary). From Pashupatinath a short drive to Bouddhanath with Asia’s largest domed Stupa with four cardinals eyes of Buddha surrounded with prayer wheels and small market with interesting stores, shops and restaurants, the place is also known as Little Tibet due to strong hold of Tibetan influenced tribe and peoples.
After an interesting and exciting tour of world heritage sites return back to hotel for Frozen Lake of Khayer Trekking preparation and last minute briefing from our guides and staff.
Day 03 Drive to Pokhara 860m (220 k.m) -06 hrs.
Starting our wonderful journey to Khayer Lake trekking with a drive on Nepal’s main and interesting highway to reach at Pokhara, drive leads through many farm villages and towns with views of snowcapped peaks. Finally drive ends at Pokhara near beautiful Phewa Lake where most of the nice hotels are located.
Day 04 Drive to Nayapul 1,100m and trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,460m - 04 hrs.
After a pleasant overnight stop in Pokhara, morning two hours’ drive from Pokhara through mid-hills towns and villages with views of Annapurna mountain range including Mt. Machhapuchare “ The Fish Tail,” after interesting drive reaching at Nayapul (new bridge).
From here our trek starts with through nice village of Bhirethati encountering trekkers, mule and donkey trains, our route leads on ancient Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route, walking through farm lands and villages, to reaching at Hille and Tirkhedhunga village for first night stop in a nice lodge.
Day 05 Trek to Ghorepani 2,840 m - 05 hours.
Morning walk leads on steep path for near two hours on stone steps all the way to Ulleri village with views of Annapurna South and Mt. Machhapuchare, after climb walk gets better on winding path into cool forest path, walking in alpine forest of rhododendron trees slowly walk reaches with a short climb to reach Ghorepani village with views of Mt. Dhaulagiri range of peaks, Ghorepani located on high spot t of old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route which stretches all the way to Upper Mustang unto Tibet the people of this area are of Pun Magar tribe.
This village offers hike to Pun Hill offering super views of world highest mountains and striking sunrise and sunset.
Day 06 Morning hike to Poon-Hill and trek to Sauta 2,200m - 05 hrs.
Early morning hike up to Poon-Hill at 3,210m this wonderful hill offers sunrise views over Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu to Annapurna and as far to Ganesh Himal, on enjoying panorama of mountains and sunrise views, walk continues from Ghorepani to Sauta village away from main trekking trail in complete isolation for overnight stop.
Day 07 Trek to Khair or Kopra Ridge 4,020 m - 06 hrs.
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 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.
Day 08 Trek to Khayer Lake Base camp 4,620m - 05 hrs.
Morning hike to holy lake at Khayer Lake located at 4,620 m. which is 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.
Day 09 At Khayer Lake for local hike and exploration.
An ideal spot for rest day where you can marvel the beautiful surrounding being close to towering Mt. Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Annapurna Fang or Vara Shikar, a pristine area, where few trekkers often venture around this amazing place.
Here with ample time to explore the unexplored region of Khayer Lake with exceptional view points and in perfect harmony of nature.
Day 10 Trek to Chistibung 3,100 m -05 hrs.
After a great time at Khayer Lake, walk back to Chistibung past Kopra ridge, starting with a slow gradual morning walk on off beaten trail passing farm fields and scattered Sheppard’s huts, trekking downhill through enchanting rhododendron and bamboo forest, walking small stream to summer pastures at Chistibung for overnight stop, a small place with few small huts serving as tea-houses.
Day 11 Trek to Dobato 3,420 m - 05 hrs.
After a great time around Khayer Lake and Kopra hills, morning walk leads to a long descend through grazing lands in the middle of rhododendron forest to our overnight stop at Dobato, a summer pasture with views of Annapurna South and Mt. Machhapuchare / Fish Tail peak at 6,993 meters.
Day 12 Trek to Ghandruk 1,950 m - 05 hrs.
With great views of mountains, morning walk continues downhill into forest of rhododendron, oak and magnolia, then reaching the main trekking route at Ghandruk and Ghorepani trail at Tadapani, after a short stop, downhill to Ghandruk for overnight in the comfort of nice and cozy lodge, with time to visit this large Gurung village of Annapurna region.
Day 13 Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara - 06 hrs.
After Ghandruk village, morning walk downhill for an hour to Modi River our last day trek leads to a long descend reaching at Bhirethati and Nayapul villages on the road head to Pokhara. From here few hours' drive leads back at Pokhara after a wonderful time up in high mountains.
Day 14 Drive / Fly back to Kathmandu.
After a marvelous time on high mountains and hills of Annapurna Himal, morning depart Pokhara after breakfast with overland drive back to Kathmandu.
(Flying options 30 mins by air to Kathmandu)
Day 15 International departure for home ward bound.
Last day in Nepal in the land of great Himalayan wonders with fascinating culture, after a memorable time on Frozen Lake Khayer around north of Annapurna Himalaya with awesome and experiences, as per your international flight time our staff transfers you to airport for the flight back home or to respective countries.