Annapurna Khayer trekking
Annapurna Khayer trekking is a remote and less visited trekking area in the Annapurna region and suitable for those adventure seekers who wish to explore the real beauty of an isolation region and want to trek in a less crowded terrain. This trek provides an opportunity to explore traditional villages, breathtaking Himalayan views, infinite and diversity of culture and religions and tempting views of river and monumental landscapes.
Annapurna Khayer trek is one of the exotic and exciting treks in Nepal. Khayer Tal /lake is situated at western part of Nepal in the Annapurna region and this trekking can be defined as untouchable destination by the trekkers because the lack of its publicity. The most beautiful and tranquil Khayer Lake is key attraction of this area except and trail to this trek is mainly dominated by the colorful rhododendron forest, which blooms in spring. Annapurna Khayer trekking area with mixed of culture and excellent Himalayan scenery including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna south, Machhapuchhare (Fish tail :one of the beautiful mountains in Nepal), Hiunchuli, Lamjung Himal, Tukuche peak, Nilgiri etc...
Annapurna Khayer trekking route is newly introduced trekking trail in the Annapurna region.
Attraction of Annapurna Region
Annapurna conservation Area Project
Annapurna Region is one of the captivating lands of bio diversity in the world. The region is the largest reserved and protected area of Nepal. The unique biodiversity, the scenic grandeur in combination with the multi cultural and multi ethnic diversity make it the world's most popular trekking destinations. With the objectives of achieving a balance between the environment conservation and socio economic development, through people's participation, the Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP) was launched from 1986 under the aegis of the national trust for nature conservation... See more.
The trust is governed by a board of trustees. Tourism is an essential for locals and the fastest growing industries in the Annapurna conservation area. The project serves as a new approach in the protected area management with its modalities based on the integrated conservation and development programs. Owing to its fame that it has gained in the history of the protected area management, the government of Nepal has given the trust the mandate for the management of the Annapurna conservation area.
Meaning of Annapurna
Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which literally means full of food (feminine form), but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests. In Hinduism, Annapurna is Devi, the universal and timeless Kitchen goddess, the mother who feeds her kids. Without her there is starvation, a universal fear: this makes Annapurna a universal goddess. Her most popular shrine is located in Kasi, on the banks of the Ghats. Her association with the giving of food (wealth) led her in time to be transformed into Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth.
List of mountains we can see in the Annapurna region trekking
Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m),
Mt. Annapurna I (8091m),
Mt. Manaslu (8163 m),
Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.) ,
Mt. Annapurna III (7555m),
Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m),
Mt. Annapurna south (7219m),
Mt. Nilgiri (7041m),
Mt. Fishtail also called Mt. Machhapuchhare (6998m),
Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m),
Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m),
Tukuche peak (6920m),
Tilicho peak (7134m).
Culture and People of the Annapurna Region
One of the unforgettable experience of this region is culture and life style of local people. During trekking, trekkers encounter villages of different ethnic people. According to last census over 45,000 thousand people of different ethnic and tribal backgrounds with various religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Bon Po, Shamanism and Animism represented live in the Annapurna region. The dominant groups are Gurung, Magar, Thakali and Manangi. Generally, these people are subsistence farmers who depend on the forests for fuel, fodder and timber. Almost each of group have their own dialect and own cultures and traditions. Trekkers who go for trekking in Annapurna region are fascinated by the local people's culture and tradition.
Flora and Fauna
In Annapurna region, we can see the diverse flora and fauna. The range of geographical and climatic regions has led to this diversity. Below 1000 m in altitude the climate is tropical. These areas are heavily cultivated and the landscape, therefore, largely consists of terraced paddy fields for most of the year. As we go to higher the natural vegetation changes from the tropical species to more temperate stands of forest trees including oak, beech and rhododendron. These finally give way to coniferous forests of pine and, ultimately, juniper just below the tree line.
Annapurna conservation area is the home of 102 species of mammals, 488 species of birds and 40 species of reptiles. In this region, we can see pheasants named Danphe, Monal, Kaliz, Cheer, Kokilas, and Blood Pheasants, etc. Among mammals, blue sheep and Himalayan Thar can be seen in the area.
Annapurna Khayer trekking short itinerary
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1350m).
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara.
Day 03: Drive and trek to Dhampus.
Day 04: Trek from Dhampus to Tolkha.
Day 05: Trek from Tolkha to Jhinu Danda.
Day 06: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Tadapani.
Day 07: Trek from Tadapani to Bhainsi Kharka.
Day 08: Trek from Bhainsi Kharka to Kristibung.
Day 09: Trek from Kristibung to Khopra Phedi.
Day 10: Trek from Khopra Phedi to Khopra Hill.
Day 11: Rest day at Khopra Hill.
Day 12: Trek from Khopra Hill to Jaljala.
Day 13: Trek from Jaljala to Khayar Lake.
Day 14: Trek from Khayar Lake to Khopra Phedi.
Day 15: Trek from Khopra Phedi to Swanta.
Day 16: Trek from Swanta to Ghorepani.
Day 17: Trek from Ghorepani to Tikhedhunga /Hile.
Day 18: Trek from Tikhedhunga /Hile to Nayapual and drive to Pokhara.
Day 19: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Day 20: Rest day in Kathmandu.
Day 21: Final departure.
Trip cost: Please contact us for a fresh cost quotation.
Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.