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    Khopra Ridge Trekking

    Khopra Ridge Trekking

    • Destination
    • Durations
      13 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
      Adventure Trekking
    • Accommodation
      Tea House
    • Meals
      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Vehicle
      Local Transports
    • Max. People
    • Trip Mode
      Hotels and local nice lodge basis.


    • Stunning Mountain Views: The trek offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri mountain ranges.
    • Off-the-Beaten-Path: The trek takes you through less-visited trails and offers a unique opportunity to explore remote villages and witness their traditional way of life.
    • Khopra Ridge: The trek takes you to the scenic Khopra Ridge, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
    • Community-Based Homestays: The trek offers an opportunity to stay in community-based homestays and experience the warmth and hospitality of the locals.
    • Diverse Flora and Fauna: The trek passes through diverse landscapes and habitats, providing a chance to spot various flora and fauna, including the rare Himalayan monal.

    Khopra Ridge Trekking 13 days

    Annapurna Khopra Ridge Trekking leads you to a complete wilderness adventure into remote and hidden corners of Annapurna Himalaya, which means away from main trekking trails and villages into perfect isolation of mountain views and a serene environment.

    The Khopra Ridge Trekking is probably one of the best scenic destinations within Annapurna and around the Himalayas, where you will enjoy walking into tranquil surroundings in the harmony of the super panorama of the world’s highest mountain range with 7th high Dhaulagiri, 8,167 m and Annapurna 8,091 m high.

    But the first part of the walk leads you on the prominent and famous trekking to beautiful areas at Ghorepani village. Ghorepani is inhabited mostly by Poon-Magar tribes, located amid lovely rhododendron woodland. In spring, the place will be boomed by wildflowers, especially Rhododendron. (National flower of the country.)

    At Ghorepani, with scenic views of the Dhaulagiri range, a morning hike takes you to top Poon Hill at above 3,210 m high. Poonhill will provide striking sunrise views over the chain of Himalayan peaks that cover Nepal North Mid-West to Mid-East and as far as the Far Western Himalaya range.

    After a glorious moment with views, the walk continues on, leaving the main trekking route.  So we will be heading towards the complete wilderness past a few farm villages to reach our high destination at Khopra Ridgetop. This top is facing a mind-blowing panorama of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range of mountains. Moreover, a day is arranged for relaxation or an exciting hike to the holy lake of Khair for more views of this scenic area.

    With a great mesmerizing time around the high Khopra ridge, our journey heads back to Pokhara.  Through an alternative route, walk into dense alpine woodland to reach the main trekking trails. That leads to large nice villages at Ghandruk, home to the Gurung people, the prominent tribe of Annapurna Himalaya.

    From Ghandruk, downhill to the road, head for an exciting drive reaching at a beautiful city in Pokhara. Enjoy calm Phewa Lake, where our wonderful adventure Annapurna Khopra Ridge Trekking completes.

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    Best Seasons for Khopra Ridge Trek:

    March to May and September to December are the Khopra ridge trek best seasons. Except for the monsoon wet months from mid-June to mid-September, trekking is done. March to May is the best time for clear views till the afternoon. At that time, wildflowers are in bloom with fantastic views of mountains. The day will be pleasant, but morning and night will be cooler.

    October to December is yet another best time for trekking to Khopra ridge. One can get clear views of peaks with short sunlight days. While morning and nighttime will be cold. And this depends upon various altitudes for an overnight stop.

    • Day01

      Reach Kathmandu via various international airline and transfer to hotel.

      On arrival, get received by our staff and guide and transfer to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu. After checking into your lovely rooms, get refreshed from jet-leg. Then join in with other members of the Khopra Ridge trek Trek.

      Our guide/leader will brief us with information about the hotels-including detail of trekking regarding the local lodge, walks, views, history, and culture.  Simultaneously, with a few important do’s and don’ts while you are with us have enjoyable times.

      The evening includes a nice dinner(which includes traditional Nepali cuisine) in a pleasant Nepalese restaurant with local cultural programs. Remember the next day morning, we will have a Kathmandu tour.

    • Day02

      In Kathmandu with optional sightseeing tour and preparation for the trek.

      A free day is arranged to get closer to Kathmandu life. In the morning, an optional sightseeing tour takes you to places of great interest. So, explore Kathmandu's world heritage sites for a few hours and back to the hotel.

      Afternoon at leisure and free do individual activities.  And then get ready with packing for the next early morning drive to Pokhara, where our walk begins towards Khopra Ridge Trekking.

    • Day03

      Drive / Fly to Pokhara 820m (220 k.m – 06 hrs rides (30 mins by air).

      The morning starts with driving on a tourist coach or smaller vehicle depending upon group size. Thus this journey takes you away from Kathmandu valley. Gradually head into low warmer areas with views of snow-capped mountains. As drive continues passing farm villages and town then head in Nepal Mid-West to reach at scenic Pokhara city.

      At Pokhara, transfer to nice hotels by the serene lake Phewa. Also, get views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain range with towering peaks of Machhapuchare ‘Fish Tail’.

      (Options by air 30 minutes of scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara)

    • Day04

      Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga 1,460 m – 04 hrs.

      After pleasant overnight stay in Pokhara, take breakfast in morning and  drive beyond Pokhara valley to start our trek.

      Afterwards, drive leads along with grand views of Annapurna past farm villages and towns. And then by bank of Modi River to reach at Bhirethati, a charming village around Annapurna region.

      From here walk within farm village with slow uphill to reach at Hille and at Tikhedhunga for overnight halt. Over-there you will get  views of beautiful waterfalls near the lodge.

    • Day05

      Trek to Ghorepani 2,860m – 05 hrs.

      Morning from Tirkhedhunga starts with steep climb on stone paved steps to reach Ulleri village. Next, on gradual winding trail to Ghorepani,  walk leads within serene and lovely alpine woodland of rhododendron and pine trees.

      After a great walk in the shade of woodland then reach at Ghorepani village. So, next early morning hike takes you to Poon Hill for sunrise and panorama of mountains.

      Ghorepani  is inhabited by Poon people of Magar tribean ethnic hill tribe of Nepal. Moreover, they are famous as Gorkha soldiers in UK-India and other foreign countries. This village with many good lodges offers marvelous views of Dhaulagiri-Tukuche-Nilgiri’s and Annapurna Himalayan mountains.

    • Day06

      Hike to Poon Hill 3,210 m and walk to Sauta 2,205 m – 06 hrs.

      Starting early morning before sunrise, hike up for an hour to the top of Poon Hill, situated above 3,210 m. From Poon Hill catch stunning sunrise over a panorama of mountains. These include Dhaulagiri-Tukuche-Nilgiri’s-Annapurna Fang (Vara Shikar) Annapurna range of peaks with majestic Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish.

      Moreover, the view also entails  Mt. Manaslu with Lamjung extending towards Ganesh Himal due east horizon. After a marvelous photo session, head back to Ghorepani for breakfast. And carry on trekking uphill into beautiful woods of rhododendron trees with views of mountains.

      Then descend to Chitre village and with a short down and up reach Sauta farm village. Here you will see grand views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan peaks. At Sauta, stop for an overnight stay and explore the Magar tribe village of great interesting traditional farm life.

    • Day07

      Khopra Ridge 4,020 m – 06 hrs.

      On leaving Sauta village, walk on nice pleasant trail, where  heights gains to reach a small farm settlement at Chistibung. This place is enclosed within alpine woodland of tall rhododendron-oaks and pines trees.

      After a short  break then leave tree lines behind and climbs towards a high ridge at Khopra for overnight stops. Khopra ridge faces incredible panorama of Dhaulagiri range of peaks with Tukuche, Nilgiri’s, Vara-Shikar (Annapurna Fang) with Annapurna South. It also includes views of scenic landscapes from Khopra ridge top.

    • Day08

      At Khopra rest day with optional hike to Khayer Lake 4,620m – 05 hrs.

      A free day is arranged at Khopra to marvel its wonderful scenery with views high snow-clad peaks. So, you will have options for hike to holy lake of Khair Lake with is at 4,620 m high.

      In this  holy place religious festival is held once a year in the month of August. Villagers from surrounding area visits here to offer prayers to Lord Shiva and bathe in icy waters. Also they sacrifices sheep and goats to mountain spirits.

      After time at holy Khair Lake return on same route back at Khopra ridge for last overnight stay.

    • Day09

      Dobato at 3, 390 m – 05 hrs.

      After a wonderful time at Khopra Ridge, morning walk leads to east passing grazing lands back into rhododendron forest. Thus to reach overnight stop at Dobato, a small grassy field within isolated area.And a summer pasture and grazing land for local herders offering super views of Annapurna South and Mt. Machhapuchare.

    • Day10

      Ghandruk 1,950 m via Tadapani -06 hrs.

      From this remote areas of Annapurna, walk leads on downhill path to reach the main trails at Tadapani. And  walk on gradual path within dense cool forest.Then descend towards farm areas and well tended terrace fields above Ghandruk village with fabulous views of Annapurna Himalaya range.

      Ghandruk is an interesting large Gurung village with many lodges facing views of peaks and beautiful landscapes. Here explore around this impressive village of Gurung, the hill tribes of Annapurna Himalaya. And then stay   at night in Ghandruk.

    • Day11

      Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara 850 m -05 hrs walks and 2 hrs rides.

      Our last day from Ghandruk leads you back at scenic Pokhara. Thus morning walk leads to a long descend past Kimche farm village to reach base of a hill around warmer low farm areas.

      Finally,  walk leads to descend to reach Modi River past nice Bhirethati village. Then head towards Nayapul for exciting few hour drive to Pokhara by its serene Phewa Lake.

    • Day12

      Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

      Depending upon size of the group, travel on Tourist Coach or in private car to reach back at Kathmandu. If you get time in the afternoon and if interested engage in personal activities and shopping.

      (Options to choose by air from Pokhara to reach Kathmandu 30 mins flight. Panorama of mountains and dramatic landscapes. Then from Kathmandu airport transfer back to your hotels.

    • Day13

      Depart Kathmandu for international departure homeward bound.

      Finally all good things must come to an end with grand memories and exciting experience on Annapurna-Khopra ridge  trekking. With final day in Nepal, our staff and guide will transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for your flight home or to respective countries.

    Cost Details

    What's Included in Khopra Ridge Trekking

    • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
    • Kathmandu to Pokhara  by Tourist bus.
    • Pokhara to kathmandu by tourist bus.
    • Three night’s tourist standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Two night tourist standard hotel in Pokhara. (One night before trek and one night after)
    • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
    • Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodations throughout the trek.
    • All necessary paper works Annapurna Conservation Area Project Entry permit and Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) permit.
    • All ground transports during trek.
    • A professional city tour guide during for Kathmandu Tour.
    • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, Government License holder guide. All his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance are included.
    • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
    • Use of sleeping bag, down Jacket and Duffel bag. (if you don’t have your own, need to return after trip completed).
    • Eco Holidays Nepal T-shirt and cap.
    • Government taxes and official expenses.
    • Khopra ridge trek map.
    • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily. (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms.) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
    • Assistant guide group size above 8 + person.
    • Farewell dinner.

    What's Excluded in Khopra Ridge Trekking

    • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Lunch and Dinner).
    • Strong Porter if needed($180)
    • Your Personal Expenses.
    • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek.
    • All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
    • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
    • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected)
    • Kathmandu sightseeing monument entrance fees ($25 USD per person).
    • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

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