Khayar Tal trek is situated between Annapurna base Camp and Jomsom Trial. It is a beautiful Trekking area with a mix of culture and excellent mountain views over the many Himalayas including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Nilgiri. Besides the scenic extravaganza of the peaks, the warm hospitality of the Gurung people along the way. We can start this trekking from Tadapani an excellent place for Rhododendron forest, fully camping equipment as well as a food supply for almost 3 days is the most. This trek is an ideal place for those looking for some days out of the main track to off route. Indeed. Very few people know this newly introduced trekking area, which is another highlight among the trekking routes in Annapurna.
Main Attractions of the Khayar Tal
- A wonderful bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara alongside beautiful hills and rivers.
- Enjoy some of delightful views of mountains of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range
- Get to Machhapuchhre Base Camp on your way to Annapurna Base Camp.
- Trek through various picturesque villages with wonderful views of the mountains
- See many flowering and non-flowering plants like Rhododendron, Orchids etc as you hike in Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP).
- If you are lucky, you will be able to spot some rare animals in ACAP like snow leopards, musk deer, Himalayan Tahr etc.
- A 25-minute scenic flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara that has views of the mountains of the Annapurna region.
Best Time for Khayar Tal
Two of the best seasons for trekking to Khayar Tal are the seasons of Spring and Autumn. Spring falls in the month of March, April, and May while and autumn season falls in the months of September, October, and November. In the spring season, the amount of rainfall, as well as the amount of sunshine, is moderate. The wind speed is also gentle. So, the chances of cloud covering the views of the mountains are also quite low. Spring is also the time when the rhododendron forests in the Khayar Tal light up with its glowing red color. This makes the spring trek to Khayar Tal a unique experience.
The weather conditions of autumn season are almost identical to spring. The major difference is that you won’t be able to catch the spectacular views of rhododendron in autumn. Apart from these seasons, you can also trek to Khayar Tal in the winters. Winters offer the best views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. There is almost no chance of rain or fuzzy views of mountains. However, you have to prepare for the cold in the mountainous regions in winters better than in other seasons. There might be snowfall in winters. So, you might have difficulty in tracing the trekking trail. It is almost a compulsion to take a guide in this season. Finally, you can also complete a summer trek to Khayar Tal. But you have to prepare for rainfall well. You need to have the proper gear to protect yourself from rainfall. You will also need sturdy trekking boots with a firm grip to prevent slipping in wet trails.
Khayar Tal Trekking Map
Day 01: Pick up from Airport and drive to your hotel (1,300 m/4,264 ft), Hotel Accommodation.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (828 m /2690 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Hotel Accommodation.
Day 03: Pokhara drive to Phedi, Trek to Tolka (1850 m /6068 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 04: Tolka – Ghandrung (2012 m / 6599 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 05: Ghandrung – Tadapani (2610 m /8561 ft) 3 – 4 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 06: Tadapani – Dobato (3350 m /10,988 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 07: Dobato – Chistibung (3000 m / 9840 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 08: Chistibung – Khopra Danda (4020 m / 13,186 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 09: Khopra Danda – Khayar Base Camp (4620 m / 15,154 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 10: Khayar Base Camp – visit Khayar Lake (4827 m / 15,833 ft) 3 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 11: Khayar Base Camp – Khopra Danda (4020 m/ 13,186 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 12: Khopra Danda – Swata (2270 m /7446 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 13: Swata – Ghorepani (2855 m / 9364 ft ) 3.5 – 4 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 14: Ghorepani – Tikhedhunga (1577 m /5173 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 15: Tikhedhunga – Nayapul (1070 m / 3510 ft), drive to Pokhara. Hotel Accommodation.
Day 16: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu on a comfortable tourist bus. 7 – 8 hrs, Hotel Accommodation.
Day 17: Final Departure.
On availability of your time and interest after your trek, please feel free to choose our DAY TOURS, NEPAL TOURS , Jungle Safaris or other options from our website. Here are some trip extensions that might interest you.