Khayer Lake is a beautiful trekking destination in Myagdi. It is a trekking destination that was only released to the public a few years ago. This lake is between two famous trekking destinations, Annapurna Base Camp and the Jomsom Trekking Trail. A less touristy trek, the trail around Khayer lake has yet to be highly disturbed by concrete buildings, leaving a natural beauty undisturbed by artificial disturbance.
Khayer lake, at an elevation of 4,700m, is also higher than the Annapurna Base Camp
Highlights of Khayer lake
- Views of Annapurna Range
- Rhododendron Forest
- Views of Mt Himchuli, Mt Fishtail
- Yak Pastures
- Jungle hikes
- Views of Dhaulagiri Range and Kali Gandaki Valley
- Swanta Village with unique local cultures
Seasons suitable for Khayer Lake Trek
If we are to talk about the best seasons for Khayer Lake Trek, most people would recommend you trek in Nepal after the fall or after the winter. They are also Nepal’s most packed and popular seasons.
But there is also another trekking season that has risen in recent years. Just after the fall of winter to the beginning of spring, there is a rise in pleasant and warm temperatures. New flowers bloom on trees and the ground during this season, making them suitable for unique treks and expeditions.
Along with these seasons, you can choose to trek in autumn and spring. Due to Autumn and Spring being some of the best seasons for treks, if you do not like the crowd, Khayer lake is one of the suitable destinations for you.
Khayer Lake’s best attractions
Khayer is among the best attractions for trekking in the Annapurna Region. Nestled in the heights above the Annapurna Base Camp, it is also famous in Hinduism due to its location near Khayer Barahi Temple. The Khayer Barahi Temple has more than 10,000 devotees every year. This temple also has high visits during the Janai Purnima Festival.
While less well-known, lake has enormous potential for trekkers. Khayer lake can be taken along with trekking to Annapurna Base Camp and other places in the Annapurna region. This trail in Annapurna has a high chance of being connected to other treks in the Annapurna region like Khopra Danda Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek , Ghandruk Trek, Jomsom Muktinath Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, etc.
This Khayerlake trail has a beautiful view of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Nilgiri (7,061m), Bhara Shikhar (7,647m), Annapurna I (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6,997m), and the Annapurna Range. It also includes jungle hikes, different flora and fauna views, and a beautiful rhododendron forest.
You can also enjoy the local culture and traditions of Gurung, Magar, and Swanta villages.
Hence, once you visit Khayer lake this place will definitely, captivate you, visit this place once you come to Nepal.