Khayer Barahi Trek

This less touristic, humid and off the beaten path takes you in the natural Himalayan glacier lake Khayer and Hindu religious temple Barahi on the lap of Annapurna South and Annapurna I. During this trek, you will explore the ethnic Gurung and Magar villages with typical houses, their culture, local cultivation, dense rhododendron forest with blooming flowers in spring season, splendid views on several Himalayan peaks such as Dhaulagiri range, Butter fly peak, Tukuche peak, Dhampus Thapa peak, Nilgiri peak, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Anapurna III, Annapurna south, Machhapuchhare ( holy mountain no one can climb), Hiunchuli peak, Lamjung Himal etc.

Trip summery in facts:
Trip Title: Khayer Barahi Trek
Maximum Elevation: 4300 m.
Walking Level: 5-6 hours per day.
Trip Duration: 21 Days.
Mode of Operation: tea house lodge  + camping trek.
Best Season: Mar, Apr, May & Sept, Oct, Nov.
Trip Grade: Moderate
Group size: Minimum: 2 people to Maximum 18 people

Outline Itinerary: Khayer Barahi Trek
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu,welcome by ART member and  transfer to hotel 2 star bed and breakfast included.
Day 02: After breakfast, by tourist bus or by flight to Pokhara (915m) and transfer to hotel comfort bed and breakfast.
Day 03: Drive to Phedi by private vehicle and trek to Dhampus (1825m) 2 hours. Overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 04: Dhampus trek to Tolka (1644m), Overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 05: Tolka trek to Jhinu Dada (1715m) where you will enjoy with natural hot spring (Tatopani),Overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 06: Jhinu Dada trek to Tadapani (2045 m), Overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 07: Tadapani to Bhainsi Kharka (1745 m), Overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 08: Bhaisi kharak trek to Kristibung(2985 m), Overnight at tented camp.
Day 09: Kristibung trek to Khopra Phedi (3350 m), Overnight at tented camp.
Day 10: Khopra Phedi trek to Khopra Hill (4025 m), Overnight at tented camp.
Day 11: Acclimatization at Khopra Hill, Overnight at tented camp.
Day 12: Khopra Hill trek to Jaljala (3525 m), Overnight at tented camp.
Day 13: Jaljala trek to Khayar Lake (4300 m) and back to Jaljala, Overnight at tented camp.
Day 14: Jaljala trek to Khopra Phedi, Overnight at tented camp.
Day 15: Khopra phedi trek to Swanta (2270m), Overnight at tented camp.
Day 16: Swanta trek to Ghorepani (2855 m), Overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 17: Early in the morning, visit Poon Hill (3210 m) where you can see the spectacular sun rise  views  of Himalayan panorama including Fishtail ( Machhapuchhare), Annapurna I, Annapurna south, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli etc. then, trek down to Hile (1555 m), Overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 18: Hile trek to Naya Pool then by private vehicle drive back to Pokhara (915 m) and transfer to hotel comfort bed and breakfast.
Day 19: After breakfast, by tourist bus or by flight back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel 2 star bed and breakfast.
Day 20: Kathmandu free day visit optional. Hotel 2 star bed and breakfast.
Day 21: International departure.

COST INCLUDES:
-Airport-hotel transfers by private car or tourist mini bus according to group size.
-3 nights 2 star hotel in Kathmandu bed and breakfast.
-2 nights hotel comfort bed and breakfast  in Pokhara.
-Trekking permits of Annapurna Conservation Area Project and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System).
-Accommodation in tea house lodge and tented camping with foam mattress.
-Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with hot drinks during the trek.
-Camping Equipment: Dining tent, kitchen tent, sleeping tent, toilet tent, utensils, etc.
-Salary, insurance, bus tickets, food and accommodation for guide, cook and porters.
-Transports: Kathmandu - Pokhara, Pokhara- Phedi, Naya Pool - Pokhara, Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
-13 % VAT compulsory government tax and local taxes.
-Experienced & professional English speaking trekking guide, assistant guide, cook and porters.

COST EXCLUDES:
-Nepal tourist visa fee 40 $ for a month. Nepal visa can be obtained upon arrival.
-International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
-Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
-Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary.
-Travel, trekking and helicopter rescue insurance.
-Cold and alcoholic drinks.
-Personal high altitude medicines, first aid kits, equipment, gears, cloths etc.
-Personal expenses: phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge of camera or mobile and gas shower in mountain.
-Tips for guide, assistant guide, cook  and porters according to custom of trekking in Nepal.

Clothing & Equipment Check List:
Important documents and items
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.
Head
Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
Sunglasses with UV protection
Prescription sunglasses (if required)
Upper Body
Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket *
Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
Hands
1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)
Lower Body
Non-cotton underwear briefs
1 pair of Hiking shorts
1 pair of Hiking trousers
1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
Feet
2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
Cotton socks (optional)
Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version
Sleeping
1 sleeping bag (- 15 degrees C)*
Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Rucksack and Travel Bags
1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carry on)
1 large duffel bag *
A small day bag/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
Medical
Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills
Anti-headache pills
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
Practical Items
1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
1 compass or GPS(optional)
1 alarm clock/watch
1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
large Zip lucks
2 water bottles (1 liter each)
1 small folding knife
Binoculars (optional)
4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
Toiletries
1 medium-sized quick drying towel
Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Deodorants
Nail clippers
Face and body moisturizer
Female hygiene products
Small mirror
Personal Hygiene
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti-bacterial hand wash
Extras/Luxuries
Reading book
Trail map/guide book
Journal and pen
iPod
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at tea houses and/or camps)
1 modest swim suit
Binoculars (optional)
Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
Lightweight pillow case (in case your tea houses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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