Dec 10 - Dec 14, 2022 | Change

Tatopani Finish Khayer Lake Day Trip side trek (5 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

View full itinerary: Community Trail to Mohare Danda and Khopra Danda

Highlights: Khopra Danda

Difficulty: challenging
Tatopani Finish

Follow the trail down to the west from Khopra Danda to finish your trek at the hot springs at Tatopani. This route requires one less day than trekking via Ghandruk to get back to Pokhara but increases the time on the road.

Side trip Khayer Lake Day Trip: The long day hike to this remote sacred lake at the foot of Annapurna Fang is a strenuous but rewarding side trip climbing 1000 m from Khopra Danda to this small lake at 4660 m  (15,289 ft). You will need to pack a lunch and bring water or water purification equipment with you since there is no lodging along the route or at the lake. This hike brings you right next to the soaring rock and ice of the Annapurna Massif.

Weather Conditions in December

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December is probably the most underrated month to trek, one of the driest months of the year skies are often clear from sunrise to sunset. The trails and teahouses are less crowded than in November. At higher altitudes, temperatures drop as the winter season approaches so it is important to carry warm enough clothing and sleeping bags. When properly prepared December can be a great month to trek

At a glance
On average there are 1 day with precipitation in December. The highest point on the trek is Khayer Lake at 4660 m. During December, expect high temperatures of around 0.4°C (33°F) and lows down to -15.6°C (4°F) at Khayer Lake.

Tatopani Finish Khayer Lake Day Trip Side trek
(Elevation Profile)

Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Sat Dec 10 (day 1)

Khopra Danda (3640 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.6°C (44°F) and lows of about -9.4°C (15°F) in December.

Khopra Danda
Sun Dec 11 (day 2)

Khayer Lake (4660 m)

About 6-7 hours round trip from Khopra Danda (pack a lunch no food)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 0.4°C (33°F) and lows of about -15.6°C (4°F) in December.

Khopra Danda (3640 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.6°C (44°F) and lows of about -9.4°C (15°F) in December.

Khopra Danda
Mon Dec 12 (day 3)

Paudwar (2000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.4°C (62°F) and lows of about 0.4°C (33°F) in December.

Tue Dec 13 (day 4)

Tatopani (1190 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.3°C (70°F) and lows of about 5.3°C (42°F) in December.

Tatopani
Wed Dec 14 (day 5)
Public bus from Tatopani to Beni (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $2.00
Travel time: about 2 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Beni (830 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.4°C (74°F) and lows of about 7.4°C (45°F) in December.

Public bus from Beni to Pokhara (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $4.00
Travel time: about 4 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.4°C (74°F) and lows of about 7.4°C (45°F) in December.

Pokhara