Khayar Lake often referred to as Kopra Ridge, is one of Nepal's most thrilling trekking destinations. It is located in Nepal's Myagdi district at a height of 4,500 meters above sea level. Perhaps it is one of the recently established trekking routes. For those who want to avoid crowds in the Annapurna region, it is the ultimate destination to go.
In fact, Khayar Lake is one of the less traveled trekking trails in the Annapurna region. It is also one of the best off-the-beaten paths in the Annapurna Mountains due to the obvious unexplored trekking trails. Trekking on these pristine routes offers the best view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, making it the ideal experience. Additionally, this journey also provides beginner trekkers with fairly manageable trails to go on.
Khopra dada located at an altitude of 3,660 m from sea level is the heart of the Annapurna region. The tails offer a superb viewpoint over the Kali Gandaki River far below in the world's deepest Gorge. Along the trails, you’ll be mesmerized by the panoramic view of the Himalayas landscape and the giant Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061m), Mt.Bhara Shikhar (7,647m), Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m), Mt. Macchapuchhre (6,997m), etc. leading towards the thick Rhododendron forests and Tibetan villages. Therefore, Khopra Ridge is the final destination for the overnight stay for the hike to Khayer Lake (4500 meters).
At a height of 4,500 feet, Khayar Lake is one of Nepal's most beautiful mountain lakes. This lake, like all other places in Nepal, also has its own special cultural significance. The temple of Lord Khayar Barahai is located on the edge of Khayar Lake. To worship the god, locals from the area travel to Khayar Lake. As a result, the lake is well-known among Magars and Hindus in the region as a place of pilgrimage. However, during Janai Purnima, Hindu devotees come to this lake to worship the god. People also occasionally sacrifice Sheep there for religious purposes as a sign of their fidelity to the god. You can see shepherds as well on the brown barren trail to the temple.
Khayar Lake trekking trails welcome you to the varied flora and fauna of the area. The vibrant rhododendron forest, diversified cultures, and stunning Himalayan scenery are mostly what distinguish the tails. You will also frequently encounter yak pastures, juniper, oak, and cone trees when hiking along the Khopra Ridge. On the other hand, you also pass through popular tourist destinations like Poonhill and Ghandruk village during this trek. Khayar Lake is one of the short trekking destinations in Nepal.
The trekking is of a moderate level, making it accessible to beginners. The Gurung, Magar, and Tamang are the main ethnic groups in the area. This tour lets you learn about the peculiar traditional way of life and the culture of the people as well. Along with spectacular views of mountain ranges while wandering through the rice fields.
Therefore, autumn is primarily the finest season for the trek to Khopra Ridge (September, October, and November). You can also choose to complete this Khayer Lake hike in the spring (March, April, and May). Winter (December, January, and February) is the best time to avoid as it will be very cold then.
Drive From Kathmandu To Pokhara (900m)Drive From Kathmandu To Pokhara
Pokhara To Ghandruk
Trek From Ghandruk To Tadapani
Trek From Tadapani To Dobato
Trek From Dobato To Chistibung
Trek From Chistibung To Khopra Ridge
Trek From Khopra Ridge To Swanta Village
Swanta Village to Ghorepani
Trek From Ghorepani To Pokhara
Drive Back or (Flight) To Kathmandu
Khayar Lake and Khopra hill trek is the same route and destination but multi-named trek in Annapurna Region.