Kajin Sara Lake Trek

Nepal Pyramids Trekking & Climbing
Kajin Sara Lake Trek
At a Glance
  • Duration9 Days
  • Difficulty Level Challenging
  • Places to Visit Annapurna Region
  • Max Altitude 5,002m/16,410ft.
  • Group Size 2-15
  • Starts Dharapani
  • Ends Besishahar
  • Activity Teahouse Trekking/Camping
  • Best Season Spring/Autumn

Kajin Sara Lake Trek: The Next World's Highest Lake:

Kajin Sara Lake, also known as Singar Lake, is a stunning high-altitude glacial lake located in the Manang District of Nepal. The Kajin Sara Lake, or Kajin Sara Tal has gained considerable attention due to its unique characteristics and stunning natural beauty.

This remote and pristine lake is nestled in the breathtaking Annapurna Himalayas at an astonishing altitude of approximately (5,002 m /16,410 feet) above sea level. It is now considered one of the highest and most secluded lakes in the world. Its remote location adds to its fascination, as it requires a challenging trek to reach this pristine destination.

To reach the lake, one typically embarks on a trekking journey starting from the village of Lamjung, which serves as a base for Annapurna Circuit Trek. We drive as far as Dharapani and the next day we Trek to the incredible local town of Chame which stands at 3650m / 8,650 feet.

The Lake is 24km away from the beautiful town of Chame and would take 2 to 3 days to get there. Chame is surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, including the Annapurna II, Annapurna III, and Manaslu peaks. The views from Chame are some of the best on the Annapurna Circuit.

The hike to Kajin Sara Lake Trek involves hiking through pristine forests, crossing suspension bridges over rushing rivers, and ascending steep trails. Trek to the Lake is certainly a challenging yet rewarding adventure for nature enthusiasts and trekkers.

The lake's exquisite beauty is a testament to the natural wonders of the Himalayas. Surrounded by towering peaks, Kajin Sara Lake Trek offers breathtaking panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains that encircle it. The crystal-clear waters of the lake mirror the dramatic landscapes, creating a serene and picturesque setting that is perfect for photography and meditation.

Origin of Kajin Sara Lake or Singar Lake:

Kajin Sara Lake is a glacial lake, meaning it was formed by the retreat of glaciers over thousands of years. The lake's crystal-clear waters are a testament to its glacial origins and the purity of the surrounding environment. The sight of the pristine lake set against the backdrop of towering snow-capped peaks is truly awe-inspiring.

Stunning Views from Kajin Sara or Singar Lake:

The lake's location offers panoramic views of some of the highest and most iconic peaks in the Annapurna Range, including Annapurna II, Annapurna III, and Gangapurna. These towering giants create a dramatic and majestic backdrop to the tranquil waters of Kajin Sara Lake. All these make Kajin Sara a paradise for photographers and nature enthusiasts.

Religious Significance of Kajin Sara Lake:

In the Manang District and throughout the Annapurna region, the local culture is deeply influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. Many lakes and mountains in this area hold religious significance, and Kajin Sara Lake is no exception. It is often visited by pilgrims and trekkers seeking blessings and spiritual solace in the tranquil surroundings.

Kajin Sara Lake lies within the Annapurna Conservation Area, a designated protected area that is managed by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). ACAP is responsible for preserving the natural environment and biodiversity of the region. The Project plays a vital role in maintaining the ecological balance around the lake.


Kajin Sara Lake Trek is gradually gaining attention and becoming a standard destination for trekkers and adventure seekers. The trek to the lake provides an opportunity to experience the breathtaking scenery of the Himalayas, experience the local culture of the Manang District, and challenge oneself physically.

One of the defining features of Kajin Sara Lake is its remoteness. The trek to the lake offers an incredible opportunity to dissolve oneself in the natural beauty of the Himalayas. Passing through alpine meadows, rhododendron forests, and rugged terrains is simply phenomenal. The solitude and tranquility of the area make it an ideal destination for those seeking a genuine wilderness experience.

When is the best time to Trek to Kajin Sara Lake:

Due to its high-altitude location, Kajin Sara Lake experiences extreme weather conditions. It is advisable to trek to the lake during the SPRING (March to May) and AUTUMN (September to November). Winters are harsh, and the lake may remain frozen during this time.

Kajin Sara Lake is a hidden gem in the Manang District of Nepal, offering a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural significance, and adventure. Trekkers and nature enthusiasts flock to this remote destination to witness its breathtaking landscapes and immerse themselves in the serenity of the Himalayas.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrive to Kathmandu (1,400 m/4,593 feet) - Transfer to hotel
  • Day 02:Drive to Dharapani (1,960 m/6,430 feet)
  • Day 03:Trek to Chame (2,710 m/8,891 feet)
  • Day 04:Trek to Lamjung Himal Base Camp (3760 m / 12,335 feet) - CAMPING
  • Day 05:Trek to High Camp (4750m / 15,583 feet) - CAMPING
  • Day 06:Hike to Kajin Sara Lake (5,002 m /16,410 feet) and Trek back to Base Camp - CAMPING
  • Day 07:Trek Back to Chame and Drive to Beshishahar (760 m / 2,490 feet)
  • Day 08:Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 09:Departure Day

Kajin Sara Lake Trek Detailed Itinerary

  • Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • You'll be welcomed by your Trekking Group Leader or our office representative and you will be transferred to your hotel in the city.
  • Your Hotel is located in the Center City of Kathmandu at THAMEL -- a vibrant colorful town, a tourist hub.
  • Check in at the hotel and have some rest to recover from your journey.
  • Welcome Dinner - get to know one another
  • Overnight in Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 feet
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Welcome Dinner
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Transport: Airport Pickup

Today is going to be a LONG DRIVE. Driving 173 km/107 miles to Besisahar, the prosperous town of the British Gurkhas is very entertaining giving you ample opportunity to know how locals live up to drive through these winding roads in local buses which are often enormously packed. We further Drive to Dharapani and stay overnight in a local tea house.


  • 7/8 hours’ drive to Besisahar. Today we drive early to skip any uncertainty of traffic jams on our slender highway.
  • Fabulous scenery and mountain view at the backdrop as you navigate through these new roads.
  • From Besisahar few hours’ drive to Jagat is another fascination with so much to witness.
  • Despite a very long drive, the scenic beauty and deep gorges among soaring cliffs at the backdrop are phenomenal.
  • We will further Drive to Dharapni
  • Being at Dharapani, the stone village with a medieval atmosphere and few tea houses is remarkable and worth an effort.
  • Altitude: 1,960 m/6,430 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 9/10 Hours DRIVE
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Transport: PRIVATE VEHICLE

From Dharapani we start off with a gradual trial to Bagarchap and eventually get to another settlement of Danagyu. Next, we climb through the amazing woodland trail to the village of Timang for lunch. After lunch once again we start off with a gradual trail and drop all the way to Thanchok and finally reach the pleasing settlement of Chame, the administrative headquarters for Manang district.


  • Delightful walk with stunning views and a series of cultural villages.
  • Lunch at the traditional settlement of Timang is another attraction.
  • Getting to Chame with most of the facility is exciting.
  • The View of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal is unbelievable.
  • Altitude: 2,710 m/8,891 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 5/6 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Today, you'll start your ascent towards the Lamjung Himal Base Camp.
  • This trek involves camping, so we will be organizing all the camping arrangements.
  • Enjoy the natural surroundings and a sense of adventure as you make your way to the base camp.
  • Set up camp at the base camp and spend the night in the mountains with a great view
  • Altitude: 3760 m / 12,335 feet
  • Accommodation: CAMPING
  • Walking Hour: 4/5 Hours
  • Meals: Camping Meals
  • Continue your trek from the base camp to the high camp.
  • The hike will take you to a higher elevation, offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks.
  • Set up camp at the high camp and enjoy the tranquility of the mountain environment.
  • Overnight in the high camp.
  • Altitude: 4750m / 15,583 feet
  • Accommodation: Camping Meals
  • Walking Hour: 4/5 Hours
  • Meals: Camping Meals
  • Today's adventure includes a hike to the beautiful Kajin Sara Lake, situated at 5,002 meters.
  • Enjoy the world's Highest Glacial Lake
  • Explore the pristine lake and take in the breathtaking scenery.
  • After the visit, trek back to the base camp.
  • Spend the night at the base camp.
  • Altitude: 5,002 m /16,410 feet
  • Accommodation: Camping Meals
  • Walking Hour: 5/6 Hours
  • Meals: Camping Meals
  • Descend from the high mountains as you trek back to Chame.
  • Upon reaching Chame, prepare for the drive to Besisahar.
  • Besisahar is a major town and transportation hub in the region.
  • Check in to your accommodation in Besisahar and relax.
  • Overnight in Besisahar.
  • Altitude: 760 m / 2,490 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 5/6 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Transport: 4WD PRIVATE JEEP
  • After breakfast, start your journey back to Kathmandu by road.
  • Enjoy the scenic drive and the changing landscapes.
  • Upon reaching Kathmandu, check in to your hotel.
  • You'll have some free time to relax or explore the city.
  • Overnight in Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Walking Hour: 6/7 Hours DRIVE
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Distance: 173 km/107 miles
  • Transport: PRIVATE VEHICLE
  • Depending on your flight schedule, you may have some free time in Kathmandu for last-minute shopping or exploration.
  • Our representative will transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure.
  • Bid farewell to the mountains and return home with unforgettable memories of your adventure in the Annapurna region.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transport: Airport Transfer
What's Included
  • PERMITS: All Essential permits required to trek in the region.
  • PICKUP AND DROPS: Airport pickup and drop facilities on both Domestic and International flights are included.
  • ALL CAMPING ARRANGEMENTS - Camping arrangements required to visit Kajin Sara Lake from Chame.
  • ACCOMMODATION: Three-star twin bed sharing hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a Bed / Breakfast basis.
  • WELCOME DINNER: Welcome dinner in a typical traditional Nepali restaurant.
  • SIGHTSEEING: Half-day guided city sightseeing to two most sacred World Heritage Sites with a paid entrance fee.
  • TAXES: All Government and Local tax.
  • GROUND TRANSPORTATION: All Ground transportation to and from the preferred destination as per the itinerary – PRIVATE VEHICLE.
  • STAFF TRANSPORTATION: All ground transportation for all staff as required.
  • EQUIPMENT: Fundamental trekking gear like a sleeping bag with fleece liners, Primaloft jacket, Rain Poncho, Yak-Track, Trekking Poles, etc.
  • LODGING: Local Tea-house or Home Stay accommodation on a twin-sharing basis – A single supplement is provided on request OVER MINIMAL COST, however, depends solely on the availability.
  • DRINKING WATER: Properly boiled hot water for drinking is provided every evening and morning – so it’s wise to have bottles equivalent to 3 liters or bottles along with a Rehydration Bag (camel bag).
  • GLORIOUS FOOD: All Meals (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast with hot beverages) during the trek.
  • TREK LEADER: An accomplished Trekking Group Leader (Legitimate Guiding License Holder) and assistant guide.
  • STAFF INSURANCE & ALLOWANCES: All Ground Staff and their Allowances + their insurance.
  • SAFETY CONCERNS: Oxygen cylinders and an all-inclusive comprehensive medical kit on all trips.
  • COMPLIMENTARY TAKE AWAY: Take away the Nepal Pyramids duffel bag, T-shirt, Buff (multi-functional head-wear), and trekking Map.
What's Excluded
  • NEPAL VISA: A fee of $50 that is levied on a 30-day Nepali visa.
  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE: The cost of all international flights.
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES: All personal expenses that may include Nepalese SIM card, internet, battery charging, hot shower, laundry, fizzy drinks, Alcohol, etc.
  • EMERGENCY: A medical examination of any kind, High Altitude Evacuation over any circumstances, Air Evacuation and Rescues.
  • DONATIONS: Donations of any kind.
  • STAFF TIPPING: Tipping is entirely a personal matter, however, it’s a trekking culture.
  • EXTRA NIGHTS: Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival or Late departure.
  • SANCTIONS: Permits or the letter of Authorization that is required for special Filming, big Drones, and Filming Cameras.
  • INSURANCE: All-inclusive Travel or medical insurance is a must.
  • EXTRA PORTER: Over request Extra Porter or Assistant is provided that may include the cost of $25 per day.
  • OPTIONAL TOURS: Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.
Why Choose Nepal Pyramids?

Nepal Pyramids is here to craft your Nepal dreams into reality. We assure you a trip extraordinarily out of the world with quality service and value for money. We propose comprehensive flexible packages with unbeatable price - without any hidden cost.

  • Team of Local Experts
    Team of Local Experts

    Our team of local experts is the driving force behind our success. With their passion, experience, and commitment, our team of local experts ensures that we all are not just participants but integral contributors to the growth and well-being of the community we serve.

  • Safety is our Prior Concern
    Safety is our Prior Concern

    Safety is our foremost concern at our Travel company. We prioritize the well-being of our adventurers above all else. We provide top-notch equipment and conduct rigorous safety checks to ensure every trek is as secure as it is adventurous.

  • Travel Sustainably
    Travel Sustainably

    Sustainability is at the heart of our mission. We ensure that the beauty and integrity of the destinations we explore are preserved. We believe in responsible tourism that contributes positively to the environment and the livelihoods of the local people.

  • Hassle Free
    Hassle Free

    Nepal Pyramids takes pride in making your journey hassle-free from start to finish. With our efficient services, expert Group Leading, and attention to detail, you can leave the hassles behind and focus on creating lasting memories during your travels.

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