Khalkar Khet

5 Days

Unlocking the Hidden Valley

Nestled in the Chamoli District, the Khanker Khet Trek stands as a testament to unexplored beauty, discovered by the intrepid explorer, Mr. Dron Bisht. This valley, hidden for years, unfolds at an altitude of 3300 meters, captivating trekkers with its mystical charm and connection to the emotions and heavenly thoughts of the local villagers.

Trip Facts:

  • Trek: Khanker Khet Trek
  • Area: Chamoli District
  • Duration: 4 Nights/5 Days
  • Highest Camping Altitude: 3300 meters
  • Accommodations: Tents on Twin Sharing
  • Meals: Full Board

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Drive Rishikesh – Rei village (224km) – Trek (2km): Embark on a scenic drive from Rishikesh to Rei village, a journey spanning 224 kilometers. At the village’s edge, a 2-kilometer trek leads to a serene camping spot. Indulge in evening snacks, relish a hot dinner, and retire for the night in comfortable camps.

Day 2: Trek Rei – Khankerkhet (9km): Post a morning feast, trek to Bhanaar Bon with a packed lunch. The day unfolds with snacks, a hot dinner, and an overnight stay in camps, immersing you in the tranquility of Khankerkhet.

Day 3: Explore the Area: After breakfast, delve into further explorations of the area. A hot lunch awaits at the campsite, followed by evening activities, snacks, Hi-Tea, and a concluding hot dinner. The day embraces adventure and relaxation.

Day 4: Trek Khanker Khet – Rei Village (6km): Trek downhill to Rei Village after breakfast, with a packed lunch en route. Enjoy snacks, a hearty dinner, and another night in camps, savoring the last moments in the embrace of Khanker Khet.

Day 5: Drive Rei – Rishikesh (224km): Post breakfast, bid farewell to the hidden valley as you drive back to Rishikesh, concluding an enriching and awe-inspiring Khanker Khet Trek.

Embark on this journey of discovery, where each day unfolds new wonders, blending adventure, exploration, and the serenity of nature in the heart of the Chamoli District.

Itinerary

Embark on a scenic journey from Rishikesh to the charming Rei village, where the road leads you to a hidden gem for camping, just 2 km away. Set up your campsite and immerse yourself in the natural beauty that surrounds you. As the day unfolds, treat yourself to delightful snacks, and as the night descends, relish a piping hot dinner under the stars. Experience the magic of overnight camping, making memories that will last a lifetime. Discover the perfect blend of adventure and tranquility in this idyllic setting.

Embark on an exciting adventure after a hearty breakfast as you trek up to the enchanting Bhanaar Bon. Your journey is complemented by a delicious packed lunch to fuel your exploration. Take a break to indulge in tempting snacks, adding a dash of flavor to your day. As the sun sets, savor a delectable hot dinner amidst the beauty of nature. Finally, let the night unfold as you find comfort in your cozy camp for an unforgettable overnight stay. Immerse yourself in the thrill of the outdoors, creating a perfect blend of culinary delights and the magic of the wilderness.

Embark on an exciting day of exploration after a delightful morning breakfast. Picture this: a hot and sumptuous lunch awaits you at our scenic campsite, adding a touch of indulgence to your adventure. As the sun sets, the evening unfolds with captivating activities, accompanied by a tempting spread of snacks and Hi-Tea. And just when you thought the day couldn't get any better, relish a mouthwatering hot dinner before winding down for a restful night's sleep. Join us as we blend discovery, culinary delights, and relaxation, creating a day to remember in the heart of nature.

Embark on an exhilarating journey after a delightful morning breakfast, trekking down to the picturesque Rei Village. Picture this: a carefully packed lunch to refuel your energy for the adventures that lie ahead. Pause for a moment to treat yourself to tempting snacks, adding an extra dash of excitement to your day. As the day winds down, savor a delicious hot dinner in the midst of nature's beauty, setting the stage for a magical overnight stay in comfortable camps. Join us for a seamless blend of exploration, culinary delights, and the tranquility of a night under the stars.

Embark on an unforgettable road journey from the enchanting Rei Village to the vibrant city of Rishikesh, spanning a picturesque 224 kilometers. Feel the thrill of the open road as you traverse through scenic landscapes, capturing the essence of the journey. Witness the changing scenery, from quaint villages to majestic hillsides, making every kilometer a visual delight. Let the road be your companion, and the journey unfold into a memorable experience. Buckle up for adventure and discover the charm that lies within the 224-kilometer drive from Rei to Rishikesh.

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The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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