Khopra Ridge Trek (Nepal)


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In every walks with nature one receives more than he/she seeks while trekking in Annapurna region of Nepal. Khopra Ridge Trek is one of the immensely beautiful but least trekked or untouched trekking trail in Nepal. The trail leads through deeply lush thick pine, oak, rhododendron and bamboo forest with gorgeous vistas of high snowy Himalayas, crossing beautiful Magar, Gurung, Kami, Damai and Kshetri – Brahmin villages with its beautifully terraced farming lands. This trek is suitable both neophyte and active trekkers.


Khopra Ridge Trek is a perfect alternative to the enthralling sunrise trek (Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek). The holy Kaire Lake,  astonishing Annapurna I (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu (8163m) and green high hills, blooming dense rhododendron forest and the southern green slopes with terraced farming lands are the prime attraction of this trek. During this trip, one can observe typical culture, tradition and living style of local settlement. The diversity of ethno-culture, colorful & Unique festivals, ancient temples & monasteries, mixture settlement of friendly loving people is the main cause of being Khopra Daddha(Ridge) Trek is more popular day by day.


The stunning views from the alp of Khopra is really far-fetch because the views are absolutely implausible and will give you insistent memory. The spring and Autumn season is considered as the best season to do Khopra Alp Trek.



Outline Itinerary:

Day 1 :Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)


Day 2 :Kathmandu – Pokhara (8,23m): 5 – 6 hours bus drive


Day 3 :Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1950m) 5 to 6 hours


Day 4 :Trek to Tadapani (2680m).


Day 5 :Trek from Tadapani to Bayli Kharka (3450m.) 6 to 7 hours


Day 6 :Trek from Bayli Kharka to Upper Chistibung (2,950m) 4 to 5 hours


Day 7 :Trek from Chistibung to Kopra Ridge (Khopra Danda 3660 meters ) (5 to 6 hours)


Day 8 :Explore Around Khopra Danda


Day 9 :Trek from Khopra Ridge to Swanta (2400m) 5 to 6 hours.


Day 10 :Trek from Swanta to Ghorepani


Day 11 :Explore Poonhill and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1495m)


Day 12 :Trek to Nayapul from Tikhedhunga and Drive to Pokhara


Day 13 :Drive back to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus (5-6 Hours)


Day 14 :Transfer to Kathmandu International Airport

Day 1 :Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan international airport our representative will be at International airport to warm welcome in Nepal then transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.


Day 2 :Kathmandu – Pokhara (8,23m): 5 – 6 hrs bus drive

After breakfast, we drive to Pokhara which is 200 km far from Kathmandu. We take our lunch in between this six hours bus ride. We also have option to take scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. After reaching Pokhara, we explore Pokhara, renowned for its scenic beauty and lakeside stays. Overnight at Hotel.


Day 3 :Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1950m) 5 to 6 hrs

After breakfast, get ready  to Nayapul by private vehicle, it will take about onr hour. Then we will start our trek on foot follow half hour Modikhola, cross the river in Birethati, to follow Modi Khola valley passing Sauly Bazaar it takes about 2 hours, and start climb to steps. And continues walk to Ghandrku the beautiful Gurung village 5 to 6 hours walk from Nayapul. The beautiful Mountain View and Gurung culture is interest to see. Overnight at Teahouse.


Day 4 :Trek to Tadapani (2680m)

A amazing place Tadapani is our set destination for this day. The trail passes through the dense blooming rhododendron forest. Tadapani means “far water”, so it’s on the ride of the hill. The place is famous for sunrise and sunset view of fishtail “Machhapurchhare”. Overnight at Teahouse.


Day 5 :Trek from Tadapani to Bayli Kharka (3450m.) 6 to 7 hours

After, breakfast, we get ready for trek to Bayli Kharka. The climb is gradual and soon you will emerge above the tree line to superb views of the Annapurna range. You will take lunch by a small stream and then continue to climb gradually though open countryside to reach a small pass, where the trail descends through rhododendron to an open clearing known as Bayli Kharka, and the lodge. From the lodge there are great views of Dhaulagiri Himal. Overnight at Teahouse.


Day 6 :Trek from Bayli Kharka to Upper Chistibung (2,950m) 4 to 5 hours

After breakfast, we tight up our laces to start our trek. After lunch you will continue to walk through forest, ascending gradually and passing through several buffalo grazing pastures to reach a clearing and temporary herder’s settlement at Upper Chistibung, where you will stay in the small community lodge. Overnight at Teahouse.


Day 7 :Trek from Chistibung to Kopra Ridge (Khopra Danda) (3660m.) 5 to 6

To reach the ridge at Kopra, you will embark on a steady climb that carries you above the tree line. This area is noted for wildlife, so you should keep your eyes open for Himalayan tahr and Danfe pheasant. The best way to tackle the climb is to ascend steadily, take your time and rest as often as you wish.


You will reach the lodge on Kopra Ridge in time for lunch and will be greeted by more awe-inspiring views. This extraordinary panorama includes Annapurna South, towering directly above you at only six kilometers away, with Fang and Nilgiri prominent to the north. Across the depths of the Kali Gandakhi Valley, the Dhaulagiri Himal dominates the entire western skyline. The Kopra Community Lodge is the highlight of our work in the region. Stay overnight at Lodge/Home-Stay.


Day 8 :Explore Around Khopra Danda From Khopra Danda

Early in the morning we get ready, to Explore around Khopra Ridge(Dadha). After breakfast, we start hike to reach Khayar Lake which is situated at the elevation of 4600 meters above from the sea level. After 9-10 hours steady walk, we can meet our target. We only recommend that hike to Khyar lake if you are physically fit otherwise it may create problem is the way because there is no any hotel and Teahouse for overnight stay.

From Khopra Danda you could hike to Thanti (around 4200m. high) and come back. It will take about 6 to 7 hours. At Thanti, there are some shelters for yak herders and shepherds to stay in during the monsoon. Khayar Lake is very famous for Hindu pilgrims belief; on the occasion of Janai Purnima , around the full moon of Saaun (July-August) Brahmin and Chhetri people must change the janai, which they wear looped over their left shoulder. In Janai Purnima there will be crowd of people from Nepal & India to celebrate Janai Purnima. There they wreath a statue of Shiva and throw coins at a temple and into the lake. One can explore mind-blowing diversity of landscape, different hanging massif cliffs etc. Overnight at Teahouse.


Day 9 :Trek from Khopra Ridge to Swanta (2400m) 5 to 6 hours.

From Kopra Ridge you will descend off the hillside and continue steeply downhill. You will retrace the route back to Chistibung. You will then head to the village of Swanta, where you will stay overnight in the newly constructed lodge. Overnight at Teahouse.


Day 10 :Trek to Ghorepani from Swanta

The most visited placed around the world Ghorepani is our set destination for this day. You will descend through the village fields to a small river and take a quick look at the local water mill. From here you will cross the suspension bridge and head upwards to the village of Chittre, where you’ll join the main trekking trail. There is a further ascent to reach the village of Ghorepani one can embark breathtaking view of Annapurna South, Himchuli, Machhapurche and Dhaulagiri massif and other much more neighbor mountains.  Overnight at Hotel.


Day 11 :Explore Poonhill and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1495m)

The stunning place Poon Hill is our next destination. The place is popular to explore mesmerizing sunrise and sunset view on the snow-capped Himalayan ranges. With the early morning sunrise, the golden peaks come into life. After an hour of the spectacular view, we return to Ghorepani. Again, from Ghorepani we start our trek after having heavy food. Walking along ridges and rhododendron forests, we pass Ulleri, a large Magar village to finally reach Tikhedhunga. Overnight at Teahouse/Hotel.


Day 12 :Trek from Tikhedhunga to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara

The queen city Pokhara is our set destination for this day. After breakfast, we tight up our laces and luggage back to Nayapul to take scenic drive to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel.


Day 13 :Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist Bus takes 5/6 hours

After collecting wonderful memories during the trip we back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. It will takes about 5-6 hours along through Narayan Ghat, Muglin, Malekhu Galchhe, Thankot etc.  Overnight at Hotel.


Day 14 : Departure

Today is day final day of Nepal staying if you haven`t sufficient time to do another trip. Our representative will escort you to airport to take international Airport. Overnight at Hotel.

Trip Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • 2 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel with breakfast
  • 2 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara
  • One full day guided city tour by private vehicle
  • Annapurna trekking permits and Tims permits
  • Bus transportation to Pokhara and return from Pokhara by standard Tourist Bus ( Car or air transport is possible with extra charges)
  • Breakfast in the city and full meals during the trek
  • Experienced, Government license holder and well trained language speaking guide
  • A porter (One porter for each 2 members)
  • All expense of trekking staffs
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • All service and Government taxes


Trip Cost Excludes:

  • Nepalese Visa Fee
  • All expenses which are not mentioned by the company
  • Momentum Expenses (Expenses occurred by unseen circumstance)
  • Travel insurance
  • Rescue fee
  • Tipping

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