Annapurna Khyair [Khair] Lake Trek with its alpine and glacial wilderness settings will reward you with breath taking panoramic sight from Mulde Hill, Khopra ridge and Poon Hill including of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Mana Pathi Peak, Tukuche peak, Dampus Peak, Annapurna south, Annapurna IV, III, Fish-tail, Himchuli, Lamjung Himal and more.
Khair Trek also known as Khopra ridge Trek is a short trek which will take you all the way through rarely trodden path known as Yak trail. Plus, you will pass through passing through traditional villages, small settlement and lush forests, picturesque view point of Khopra Ridge and a blessed Khaire Baraha Lake (4,500 m). It is the spot where each year ‘Khun Khane festival’ meaning blood drinking of yak is celebrated.
The Khair Trek starts from either Nayapul or Phedi and climbs a sequence of wooded ridges and follows the serene routes away from the well-liked routes, passing from side to side with the traditional villages, abundant woods before reaching holy Khair Lake (4,500 m) surrounded by the snow topped peaks. The walk to Lake Khair is lengthy and demanding with some ice-covered peak streams to traverse, but we are rewarded with awe-inspiring views. We finally reach on top of the tree line at Kopra Danda which literally means ‘Skull Hill’ that bestows outstanding views. We can also look down the deepest gorge on the earth, the Kali Gandaki. While returning back to Pokhara we will also pass via Ghorepani, Poon Hill point which is the most famous for awesome views of the Annapurna range.
The enjoyable tranquil Annapurna Khyair Lake Trek will take you through rhododendron forests, with sights of some amazing wildlife and vegetation, and pass long-established settlements of Magar and Gurung settlements is unforgettable