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Hidden Lake and Glacier Trek

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$ 1674


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Breakfast: 16
Lunch: 12
Dinner: 12
Car
Jeep
Hotel: 5 Night(s)
Teahouse: 2 Night(s)
Camping(Tent): 7 Night(s)
Home Stay: 2 Night(s)

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Hidden Lake and Glacier Trek

Hidden Lake and Glacier Trek is yet another trek in the heart of Annapurna Sanctuary. This beautiful trek contains a Hidden Holy Lake which is the major attraction of this trek at an altitude of 4250m. To go this magnificent area you will have to pass through the popular and cultural villages in Annapurna region including Ghandruk Village, Tadapani, and Chhomrong. Besides getting acquainted with traditional Gurung Villages you can see marvelous mountains views, including Annapurna south, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre and other mountains.

This is a Camping trek with few days spent in Teahouses. Hidden Lake and Glacier Trek start from the Pokhara valley and take you towards the Paddy fields, Rhododendrons, and Oak forests. Passing through the trek you will be heartily welcomed by the local people, mainly this area is inhabited by Gurung and Magar community. They will welcome in their traditional way and you can also get opportunities to learn and observe the lifestyle, culture, and tradition of their local people.

Trip Code

HLAGT61

Starts

Nayapul

Finishes

Nayapul

Duration

17 Days

Difficulty

Moderate

Group-Size

2 - 14

Age

Minimum 18

Seasons

Mar-May,Sep-Nov

Elevation

4250 m/ 13943.6ft

Trip View

1961

Activities

Trekking

Travel Style

Comfortable

Trip popularity

Special Discount

5 %

TRIP FACTS

  • Major attraction Hidden Holy Lake
  • Home stay in popular Gurung Villages (Ghandruk, Tadapani and Chhomrong)
  • All Camping Trek
  • Inhabited by Gurung and Magar community

Why this Trip

Hidden Lake and Glacier Trek is the stunning and elegant trek which will take you towards the Hidden Holy Lake through the popular trekking areas including Ghandruk Village, Tadapani, and Chhomrong where you can also explore the Annapurna region Mountains and the beauty of this place.

Trip Notes

  • •We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • •What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • •A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.

Brief Itinerary

Savor the taste of hustle and bustle in Kathmandu, where everyone would seem busy but never too busy to greet you with smile. Our representative will be at the airport to greet you and escort you to the hotel. In the evening, we will brief about the itinerary over a nice dinner. Overnight stay at hotel;

Meal:

  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Airport Pick UpThamel Tour
  • Cultural Show
Kathmandu valley is an ancient city with diverse cultures and traditions. It has significant part in the history of Nepal. Home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it has been chosen as a cultural and historical site of study and excursions throughout the history. We’ll observe some of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu throughout the day. Overnight stay at hotel;

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Sightseeing
  • Private transportation
  • Entrance Fee
  • Food and wine tour(Optional)
After breakfast we head towards the beautiful Lake city Pokhara. After approximately 6-7 hours’ drive alongside beautiful villages and landscapes, we reach Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara, in the evening, we will explore the widely famous lakeside. Overnight at hotel;

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Private transfer to Pokhara
Early morning after having breakfast, we leave Pokhara and drive to Nayapul. Nayapul is an entrance to Ghandruk village. After reaching Nayapul and driving for further 1 hour we reach Ghandruk Entrance. We walk for an hour before we reach the Ghandruk village. Upon reaching the fascinating Ghandruk village local people come to welcome and offer their hearty hospitality. At night local people gather up and entertain the guest with unique folk songs and typical dance of Gurung community. Overnight in Ghandruk;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Homestay

Activities:

  • Private Jeep transfer to Ghandruk
  • Sightseeing
We wake up to the beautiful morning view of the mountain from Ghandruk and start our trek towards Tadapani which is at an altitude of 2600m. We carry on to the trail for about 4 hours through forests with rich vegetation to Tadapani. We’ll be staying overnight in a small village in the middle of the forest. Overnight in Tadapani;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Homestay

Activities:

In the morning, we observe the beautiful sunrise over the mountains in Tadapani. After the breakfast, we start our trek towards the village of Bayeli Kharka. It takes 5 to 6 hours to reach Bayeli Kharka from Tadapani. During this trek, we cross through the forest with the beautiful view of jungles with Rhododendrons on trees and different varieties of flora. Overnight in Bayeli Kharka;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

  • Camping and Cooking by the porters
This is the shortest day trek to the Khopra Ridge from the Bayeli Kharka. Walking through the Bayeli Kharka and passing through the delightful forest we reach at the Khopra Ridge after about 5 hours of trek. Reaching Khopra, we can see the adorable view of mountains, including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fang and Nilgiri. From Khopra Danda viewpoint, we can also see the Kali Gandaki river flowing. Overnight in Khopra Ridge;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

Early morning after breakfast, we start trekking to Kaire Lake which is considered as a holy lake. It will take around 4 hours to reach there. Reaching there, we will take rest and spend overnight around Kaire Lake;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

On this day, we give our bodies some rest and adjustment to high altitude. We enjoy the stay at Kaire Lake by exploring the area. During the month of Bhadra in Nepalese calendar on the day of Full Moon Night (Purnima) an interesting festival is held every year, it's celebrated in the month of August and September. The whole day, we will explore the area and enjoy the superb ambiance surrounded by mountains and natural vegetation. Overnight around Kaire Lake;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

Leaving the Kaire Lake on this day, we move towards Celli Kharka. Walking around 5 hours from Kaire Lake we reach our destination for the day “Celli Kharka”. From Celli Kharka, we can see the spectacular view of Mount Machhapuchhre and Annapurna South Mountain in near proximity. Overnight in Celli Kharka;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

This is the important trek of this trip as on this day, we go to Hidden Lake. Walking through the amazing path and wonderful views of natural sceneries we reach there after around 5 hours of trek. Enjoying the views we will camp at short distance from the lake and spend today night there. Overnight around Hidden Lake;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

This day, we will trek down to the Annapurna South base camp. Walking to the path we can view the eye catching views of mountains and natural beauty. After around 5 hours of trek, we will reach Annapurna South Base Camp where we set our tents and spend overnight;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

We leave the Annapurna South Base Camp with the beautiful views of Annapurna south and Fishtail Mountain. We descend steeply to the valley basin at Ghurjung River. From here, we will climb along the mountain side to Chhomrong which is situated high up on the mountain ridge. Chhomrong is a cultural village of Gurung people. The village boats the majestic view of Annapurna South (7,219 m), Machhapuchhre “Fishtail” (6,993 m), etc. Overnight in Chhomrong;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

We leave Chhomrong and trek down to the Modi Khola valley and to the hot springs at Jhinu danda. After resting for a while in Hot spring, we continue the journey and reach Shivay from where we can get the vehicle to Pokhara. But we spend our night at the village because of the it’s good place to rest our feet’s and relax;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

We drive to Pokhara early in the morning. It’s normally around 4 hours of drive to Pokhara. The whole day is free for sightseeing in the beautiful city of Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara;

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Private transfer to Pokhara
  • Sightseeing
From Pokhara we’ll take our car and head towards Kathmandu. The vehicle passes through the Trishuli River and picturesque villages which takes about 7 hours to arrive in Kathmandu Valley. Overnight in Kathmandu;

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Private transfer to Kathmandu
  • Evening visit to Pashupatinath
Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is usually 12 P.M. Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Accommodation:

Activities:

  • Shopping arrangements
  • Souvenir
  • Airport drop
  • Farewell Lunch

FAQS

Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
Hidden Lake and Glacier trek is relatively new trek in the Annapurna Sanctuary that will take you towards the Hidden Holy Lake through the popular trekking areas including Ghandruk Village, Tadapani, and Chhomrong where you can also explore the Annapurna region Mountains and the beauty of this place.
This trek is newly opened trek so it’s better to do in group but if you want to do solo our guides and local community will help you throughout the journey.
Yes, Nepal can proudly boast as one of the safest countries in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful especially towards women. In general, locals are very respectful and welcoming.
We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
During Camping, our expert camping cooks prepare a wide range of delicious meals which is good for your health and give energy for the strenuous climbing. All the cooking material will carry by your porters.
There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
We use private car for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Pokhara can be arranged either on a car or jeep or in deluxe bus with A/C depending on the size of the group. We also arrange the drop off and pick up from the starting and ending point of the trek on private a car or a jeep.
October, November, December, March, April and May are the best time to do this trek.
Before coming to Nepal, make sure that you are covered by insurance policy for the altitude of 5500 meters. In the case of an emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions ask your tour leader/guide to contact us as soon as possible so that we can manage/arrange helicopter for the rescue. Then you will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable, so carry a light weight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal innerwear to escape the severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for trekking in rough land, so invest in good quality shoes or rent it from us at a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.
We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide.
All our Guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
While trekking in higher lands, you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
While trekking, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying directly to the property.
If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
Usually, we have to walk about 7-9 hours a day. But it shouldn't be taken as certain thing. Because number of hours of walk really depend on clients' speed.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
You cannot use the credit card during the trek. You have to withdraw the money before you start the trek. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

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