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Khare Lake Trekking

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Trip Code : DH/T-08
Destination : Khare Lake
Duration : 15 Days
Best Season : June to September
Khare Lake Trekking is one of the most popular trails, which is newly discovered alternative trekking trail in Annapurna region. Located in between classic Annapurna Base Camp and Jomsom trekking trail, this trek takes you to beautiful and mix culture of Gurung and Magar village with exceptional mountain views over the many Himalayas including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Nilgiri from Khopra Ridge and Poon Hill. Beside the scenic views of different mountains, you will also experience the warm hospitality of the Gurung and Magar people along the way of Khare Lake.

This trek starts from the Capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. From where we will take 6 hours drive to Pokhara. The official trek starts from Pokhara in the lower, more temperate region of forest hillsides and Gurung and Magar villages. As the trail goes higher through rhododendron forest the views of Annapurna South, Himchuli and Machhapuchhre are beyond your belief.

Our camp is right below Mt. Annapurna after reaching Khopra Ridge. After that we walk up to the sacred lake above Khare, offering a marvelous alpine experience. On the way back to Pokhara, we follow the trail of Tatopani, where we can enjoy the natural hot spring healing bathe and a drink and end our trek then drive back to Pokhara.

Short Itinerary:
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 3: Fly to Pokhara trek to Ghandruk(915m-1940m)
Day 4: Ghandruk(915m-1940m) to Tadapani (2650m)
Day 5: Tadapani (2650m) to Dobato (3420m)
Day 6: Dobato (3420m) to Chistibung(2975m)
Day 7: Chistibung (2975m) to Khopra Danda (3660m)
Day 8: Trek from Khopra Danda(3660m) to Khare Lake (2085m) and back to Khopra Danda(3660m)
Day 9: Khopra Danda (3660m) to Swanta(2200m)
Day 10: Swanta(2200m) to Ghorepani (2860m)
Day 11: Ghorepani (2850m) Poonhill sunrise and Ulleri (1960m)
Day 12: Ulleri (1960m) Trek to Nayapul (1100) and Drive back to Pokhara(800m)
Day 13: Drive Back to Kathmandu
Day 14: Kathmandu rest day and enjoy farewell dinner
Day 15: Final Departure



  • Unimaginable Khare lake
  • Observe unique culture and tradition of ethnic people (Gurung and Magar).
  • Witness beautiful Rhododendron Forest and visit Traditional Villages.
  • Exceptional Himalayas views including; Mt. Himchuli, and Machhapuchhre, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna South and Mt. Nilgiri from Khopra Ridge and Poon Hill.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara Scenic Drive
  • Classic Annapurna Base Camp and Jomsom Trekking Trail

Day 1 : Kathmandu Arrival

As you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will receive you and drop you to one of the best hotels in the Kathmandu Valley, where you can take rest and relax.

Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing

Next morning, after having breakfast, officially we will begin our trek by exploring different religious and historical places that are enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage site. You will visit one of the famous Pashupatinath Temple, which is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines across the world, Syambhunath temple is known as monkey temple, Boudhanath stupas, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square if time permits. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3 : Fly to Pokhara trek to Ghandruk

On this day, early in the morning after having breakfast, we will drive towards Pokhara, which is situated at around 200km, west of Kathmandu through the beautiful Trisuli and Marsyangdi rivers. Around 6 hours’ drive takes you to the paradise city Pokhara. From Pokhara, we take a path steeply up the hill to Ghandruk.

Day 4 : Ghandruk to Tadapani

After breakfast, we head toward Tadapani. The route to Tadapani from Ghandruk is through rhododendron misty forests, which possibly work mainly as a shortcut between Poo Hill and trekking trail to Annapurna Base Camp. You will enjoy here the views of the mountains mostly early in the morning, before the landscape veils into the misty clouds. 

Day 5 : Tadapani to Dobato

After breakfast, today we will divert from the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking trail to a less used path. Walking through rhododendron forests, you will come across buffalo pastures and small cleanings. After that, you have to go through rhododendron forests, again for about two and half hours to reach Dobato.

Day 6 : Dobato to Chistibung

Today, the trail will be uphill and downhill through rhododendron forests again. It takes an hour’s walk to reach Bayli Kharka, a beautiful pasture, from where you can see the Dhaulagiri range at close distance. It will take three more hours to reach Chistibung from Bayli Kharka. There are plenty of lodges and hotels in Chistibung which will provide you with a reasonable accommodation.

Day 7 : Chistibung to Khopra Danda

Today, you will have an easy time trekking to Khopra Danda, it takes only 3 hours at most to get there. It is an uphill trek, you need to take rest very frequently. From there you can expect to see the Himalayan Tahr (the wild goat) and the national bird of Nepal, Danfe. You can have full range view of almost all mountain peaks like Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri range, Nilgiri, Bharasikhar, along with their foothills, is visible at a close distance from here. 

Day 8 : Trek from Khopra Danda to Khare Lake

After breakfast, get yourself prepared for today’s trekking. It might be an exhausting journey from Khopra Danda to Khare Lake. But the beauty of this high altitude lake and Brahma temple is worth more than your effort. It takes approximately five hours to reach this holy place.

Day 9 : Khopra Danda to Swanta

Today, after observing the panoramic views of high mountains and having taken breakfast, you can descend down to Chistibung. Then the route goes instantly up and down again, which continues till you reach Swanta, a beautiful but less known Magar habitation.

Day 10 : Swanta (2200m) to Ghorepani (2850m)

Today, after breakfast, we will head toward Ghorepani, we start to head down towards the Kholang Khola (river) from where we will head upwards for about 3 and half hours towards Ghorepani. After check in in the guesthouse we can take an evening hike up towards Poon Hill view station to witness one of the world’s most spectacular sunset views! After this unforgettable experience we head back down to Ghorepani for our dinner and overnight stay.

Day 11 : Ghorepani (2850m) Poonhill sunrise and Ulleri (1960m)

We wake up early in the morning to head upwards Poon Hill to view a scenic natural view of the sun rising over the Annapurna Himalayas, Daulagiri and Machhapuchhhre. After this epic view we head back to Ghorepani for our breakfast and prepare to head down to Ulleri. The views are very impressive as we can see different types of sceneries while heading down. We should be careful following the stone steps downwards as the path might be slippery depending on the season. Once we reach Ulleri we prepare for our guesthouse check in and dinner. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.

Day 12 : Trek to Nayapul and Drive back to Pokhara (800m)

Our Trek Driver will pick you up from Nayapul and drive you to Pokhara. After one and half hours driving you will find yourself in Pokhara, the beautiful lake city. You will most probably have some spare hours during which you can visit different places of tourist attractions.

Day 13 : Drive Back to Kathmandu

Today early in the morning after having breakfast, we will drive towards Kathmandu.

Day 14 : Kathmandu rest day and enjoy farewell dinner

Today you will rest and recall all the memories which you were captured in your cameras.  Today you can do some shopping in the vibrant Thamel market and in the evening, you can enjoy farewell dinner in the Nepali restaurant which represent typical Nepal culture. Then overnight you will stay at the same hotel.

Day 15 : Final Departure

It is your final day in Nepal and it is time to say goodbye. A representative will help you to reach you towards your final destination.

What's included

  • Airport Pick up and Drop BY Private Vichaels..
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with Breakfast.
  • Transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara Kathmandu. With private Vichaels.
  • Accommodation and Food during the trek( Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner and Tee / Coffe each meal).
  • National park entry permits and TIMS Permit.
  • Guide/ Porter/ Other supporting Staff during the treak and necessary Equipment Insurance and ground transport for Staff.
  • Air Fare from Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara.
  • Medicine kit.
  • All Nepal Government Tax and Service Charge.

What's not included

  • Drink bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, cold drinks), cigarettes.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Client’s personal insurance.
  • Personal Equipment
  • All personal expenses.
  • Rescue charge.
  • Tips, donations and Temple/ Monastery entry fee.
  • Excess baggages charges in domestic flights.

Published on : June 21, 2018

Hari Kumar Khatri hat mir die Augen für die Schönheit seiner Heimat geöffnet. Zwei Treks mit Charming Guide Adventure Trek in den Jahren 2011 und 2013 waren für mich unvergessliche Erlebnisse. Meine Aufenthalte in Nepal wurden durch Hari jeweils perfekt organisiert. Bei meinem letzten Besuch durfte ich seine Familie kennen lernen und jetzt hat er mich in Deutschland besucht. Jedem Nepalreisenden kann ich Hari und sein Team uneingeschränkt empfehlen. Juni 2015

Uli Waldbüßer, Oberstenfeld


Client Reviews

2019 haben wir einen Nepaltrip mit Hari und sein Team verwirklicht. Hari hat uns im Vorfeld geführt, denn wir können zwar die Annapurna umrunden, aber auch möglichst viel in den Seitentälern wandern. Er hat für uns eine Route durch das Nhar-Phu-Tal und auch zum Tilicho-See aus dem und dem Krieg für uns genau richtig. Die Vorbereitung, die Umsetzung, die Kunst wie Hari auf unsere Wünsche Wünsche ist ist Krieg - wir Ebene mit Hari auf jeden Herbst eine weitere Tour.


Köln, Deutschland

In May 2019, my father and I, did a trekking in Mustang with Hari Kumar Khatri as a guide and the “Mannschaft”: Nabin, Biman, Shatiman and Harkha. The trekking lasted about 20 days and we basically always slept in tends: sometimes outside the houses of the villagers and sometimes in the middle of nowhere.
Unfortunately, especially in the southern part of the Upper Mustang, people are building many roads which are literally destroying the landscape. But thanks to the knowledge of Hari of this territory, we were able to avoid the majority of the roads consequently avoiding other tourists and the traffic.
Overall, the trekking was very well organized. I really appreciated the fact that we were able to adapt the itinerary according to our preferences even during the trekking! I must add that Hari is not only a good guide but also a great cook!
This was my second trek with Hari and once again I really enjoyed it and I would for sure recommend him as a guide to somebody interested in doing a trekking in Nepal.
Thank you Hari and the Mannschaft for the great trekking and happy moments!
Valentina and Reto



Wir (2Pers.) haben im Oktober/November 2019, mit Nabin als Guide, den Manaslu Trekk und das Tsum Valley gemacht. Organisation und Durchführung der Reise waren top.Die Kommunikation im Vorfeld mit Hari hat auch bestens geklappt. Es war ein unvergesslicher Urlaub und ich werde bestimmt nochmal nach Nepal kommen und dann auch wieder mit dieser Agentur unterwegs sein.
Liebe Grüße an das ganze Team




Charming Guide Adventure Trek Pvt. Ltd. 
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