Khair lake Panorama Trekking

Khair lake Panorama Trekking

Trip Grade


Panorama Walking around Khair Lake is one of the most exciting trekking trails for a feast of stunning scenery. This moderate two-week vacation offers a diverse cultural experience as well as beautiful natural creations. The Himalayan ranges of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna stand in the way of your hiking adventure. Hiking along a well-worn forest trail provides a wilderness feeling. Khair Lake is a hill station with 360-degree views of mountains, beautiful hills, attractive valleys, and deepest gorges.

Khair Lake Panorama Trekking is known for its secluded locations and stunning breathtaking vistas of high Himalayan locations. This is one of Nepal’s most gorgeous short treks. We stop for refreshments while exploring the lakes before driving to Nayapul. From here, we begin our walking adventure. Hiking through the charming traditional villages of Birethanti, Tirkedhunga, and Ulleri brings you closer to the people who live there.

The lovely woodlands along the way provide a cool refreshment and a sense of wildness. The trip via Ghorepani, a popular tourist destination, will provide an excellent view of rural villages and mountains. Poon Hill is a spot like no other for a wonderful panoramic view of the great Himalayan range and the far horizon of the mountainous country. This picturesque position provides a spectacular view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges during sunset and sunrise.

The Khair Lake Panorama Trekking continues on into high alpine pastures and remote places. We gradually ascend via small communities and woodlands to the alpine heights of Khopra ridge, which stand at 3800 meters (12476 feet). The breathtaking view of Dhaulagiri’s gigantic ramparts plummeting into the Kali Gandaki valley’s hazy depths is breathtaking. Khair Lake may be reached after a couple of hours of hiking from here. We have a fun time admiring the beauty of the lake.

After this, the hiking track continues through the forest. Before traveling down to Tadapani and Ghandruk, we’ll spend the night in the heart of the forest. This charming location offers excellent accommodation, beautiful scenery, and the opportunity to meet more people from the Ghorepani and Annapurna Base Camp treks. The most attractive and largest village in the area is Ghandruk. Explore this magnificent village nestled in the foothills of a high mountain. Before going back to Pokhara, a descent will make a final walk across a magnificent paddy field to reach Nayapul.

Why do Khair Lake Trekking

There are many reasons to do the Khair Lake Trekking. Also, it is one of the recently opened trekking routes in Nepal. And, gaining popularity day by day. Similarly, one specialty of this trek is that during the trek one can explore different cultures and the tradition of the place which will add value to your trip. Likewise, during this trek one will travel to Ghandruk with is very famous. Annually a lot of visitors do this trek to enjoy the beautiful scenery it gives. Furthermore, the best time to visit this trek is during the Spring and Autumn season. During this time of the year, one will travel in a clear sky which will add value to your trip. Moreover, during this trip one will get views of different mountains including the Annapurna massif itself.



Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Our representative will come to the airport for transfer to the Hotel. After some refreshment in the hotel, Our Tour leader will conduct a pre departure meeting in the Hotel. The meetings will covers trip related information & the collecting your Documents (passport copy, 2 passport size photos, Travel insurance copy).


Kathmandu: Free day for Trek preparation.

Breakfast, free day for trek preparation. You can do your own activities OR, you can do sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with visiting fascinating world heritage and cultural sites. There are few places that are worth to visit such as Hindus holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Durbar Squire ( One is in Kathmandu, in patan and also in Bhaktapur), Museum,  monasteries, old historical Palaces and Gardens. Note:  this tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally. (Meals: B)


Kathmandu to Pokhara (910 m-2,986 ft).

Breakfast, Our Trekking guide will come at the Hotel an early morning at 6:30 am to pick you up and we walk about 10 minutes from hotel to get bus station. Bus leave at 7 am to Pokhara. We drive to Pokhara by tourist bus, enjoying an afternoon sightseeing on the lakeside and boating at Phewa lake. It is about 210km and it takes 6 hours, from Kathmandu to Pokhara. (Meals: B)


Drive to Naya Pul (New bridge), and trek to Tikhedhunga(1,495 m-4,905 ft).

Breakfast. After an hour drive to Nayapul we then commence our trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town beside the Modi River. We head up the main trail to Sudami where we climb gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Hile (1,495 m-4,905 ft) before pushing on to Tirkhe Dhunga. From here the trail crosses a stream and then ascends a steep stone staircase to the large Magar village at Ulleri (2070m-6791ft). 4 hours. (Meals: B)


Trek to Ghorepani (2,850 m-9,350 ft).

This is a pleasant walking day today. We trek through rhododendron and oak forests and across streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti. From Nangethanti we head up to Ghorepani (2,850 m-9,350 ft). 5:30 hours. (Meals: B,L,D)


Saunta (2,200 m-7,218 ft) Trekking 4 hrs.

In the morning we leave early, walking by torchlight, to climb up to Poon Hill, above the village. We will arrive just before sunrise, to view the entire Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. In fine conditions three of the world’s fourteen 8,000 m-26247 ft peaks can be seen, Dhaulagiri I (8,167 m-2,6795 ft), Annapurna I (8,019 m-26,309 ft) and Manalsu (8,156 m-26,759 ft), along with hundreds of other smaller Himalayan mountains spanning the horizon. To the north we can see the Tibetan border and our route down the Kali Ghandaki Valley, and to the south the rolling hills leading to the border with India. We descend back to Ghorepani for breakfast before heading down the main trail to Chitre where we branch off into terrain that sees few trekkers. We descend through terraced fields to the village of Saunta and on to our first night camping, leaving behind the “popular” trekking routes of the past few days and now branching off largely on our own. (Meals: B,L,D)


Chistibung (3000 m-9,834 ft) Trekking 5 hrs.

From here we climb to the village school, and then contour west through dwarf rhododendron forest before descending for lunch in a clearing by a small stream. In the afternoon we continue to walk through a forest, ascending gradually and passing through several buffalo grazing pastures to reach a clearing and temporary herders’ settlement known as Chistibung. (Meals: B,L,D)


Kopra Ridge (3,870 m-12,687 ft) Trekking 3 hrs.

To gain the ridge at Kopra, we have a steady climb that soon heads above the tree line. The area is noted for its wildlife and you should keep an eye open for Himalayan Thar and the Danphe Pheasant. The best way to tackle the climb is to ascend steadily, take your time and rest as often as you wish. We will reach the campsite on Kopra Ridge for lunch, to be greeted by the most fantastic views. The extraordinary panorama includes Annapurna South, towering directly above and only six kilometres distant; Fang and Nilgiri are prominent to the north and across the depths of the Kali Gandakhi valley, the Dhaulagiri Himal dominates the entire western skyline. (Meals: B,L,D)


Kopra Ridge Exploration.

For those wishing an easier option, a walk high on the ridge will provide fantastic views. Dhaulagiri I and its satellite peaks dominate the western skyline. Annapurna I (8091m-26545ft), Fang (7647m-25089ft), Annapurna South (7237m-23743ft) and Nilgiri North (7061m-23166ft) to the east are separated from the Dhaulagiri Range by the 6,000m-19685ft-deep Kali Gandaki gorge. To the north lies Tukche Peak (6920m-22703ft) and behind it the trans-Himalayan ranges forming the border of Nepal with Tibetan China. To the south, the rolling middle hills slowly disappear into the great plains of India. (Meals: B,L,D)


Dobaato (3,420 m-11,220 ft) Trekking 6½ hrs.

From Kopra Ridge we descend, bearing east through small grazing pastures amidst scrub rhododendron. This area is only visited in the monsoon by villagers from Saunta who, with their sheep and buffalo, occupy the small huts and shelters that we frequently pass along the way. After the descent, the trail climbs gradually for the rest of the day, heading for a small notch that leads to the watershed of the Modi Khola valley. Our destination is Dobaato, a small clearing on the ridge with great views towards Annapurna South and Machapuchhare (6993m-22943ft). (Meals: B,L,D)


Ghandruk (1,950 m-6,398 ft) Trekking 6 hrs.

A full day descending, as we walk through forest of rhododendron, oak and magnolia. It is essential to keep an eye open for the guides on this part of the trail as the forest in parts is very dense and the trail diverges on many occasions! We will take lunch at Tadapani or Gai Kharkha, the first permanent habitation we have passed for five days. In the afternoon we again descend, at times steeply, to reach the village of Ghandruk. Here we resume using lodge accommodation. This Gurung village is well known for the number of its men folk who have served in the British Gurkha regiments. Our lodge is close to the village and it is well worthwhile spending the rest of the afternoon exploring this beautiful village. (Meals: B,L,D)


Trek to Birethanti, Naya Pul; then drive to Pokhara (910 m-2,986 ft).

Ghandrung it’s easy walking all downhill to Naya Pul where our trekking ends. 4:30 hours.  Drive to Pokhara, O/N at Base camp resort or Hotel Kantipur. (Meals: B,L,D)


Pokhara to Kathamndu By Road.

Scenic drive through the valley and hilly region to Kathmandu and transfers to the hotel. (Meals: B)



After breakfast, Transfer into the Airport for departing from Nepal.


What is Included?

  • After breakfast, Transfer into the Airport for departing from Nepal
  • Applicable Ground transportation as per above itinerary.
  • Flight tickets from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Meals: 12 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 9 Dinners with cup of Tea, coffee in each meals
  • An experience guide, cook, kitchen staff and required number of porters, their food, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, equipments and so on.
  • Annapurna conservation entry permits.
  • TIMS Permit.
  • All accommodations (Twin Share)
  • Meals ( Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner)
  • Warm sleeping bag, warm down jacket and walking stick, if necessary.
  • Trek bag.
  • All government taxes.
  • Award Certificate of Trip Completion

Whats not Included

  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Single Supplement for single-using rooms
  • Tips to staff or any donations.
  • Temple and monastery entry fees, & entry fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Medical and emergency costs (Just in case).
  • Bottled drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Expenses of Personal Nature.
  • If you want to take a private Vehicle instead of Tourist Bus it will cost USD 30 extra per person for one way
  • Flight Kathmandu/Pokhara (if interested instead of driving) USD 85 extra for one-way flight Per person.

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Trip Info

Throughout this trip villages, green hills, forest, landscapes and mountains are the main attraction and highlights of this trip, trekking around Annapurna massive mountain ranges, dramatic variation from sub-tropic – mediterranean to alpine climate temperature and landscapes, daily amazing panorama views with views of world’s 3highest mountains Annapurna-Dhaulagiri & Manaslu, fascinating traditional mid hills Gurung & Pun Magar tribe villages, super panorama with breathtaking sunrise from Pun Hill and Khair Ridge top.

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