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Khopra Ridge Trek

Khopra Ridge Trek

Duration 13 Days Days
Country NEPAL
Grade Moderate
Max. Altitude 4,555m
Group Size 1-16 pax
Best Season All Seasons
Transportation Domestic flight, Car & Jeep
Accommodation 3-Star Hotels and Lodges
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Overview

Overview of Khopra Ridge Trek 

Khopra Ridge Trek also known as Khopra Danda Trek or Khyar Trek one of the beautiful trek in Annapurna via Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. Poon Hill is a famous short trek popular among many trekkers for its low elevation and stunning views in high seasons you can meet more than 300 trekker reaching to Poon Hill to See Sunrise from Ghorepani. Khopra Ridge takes this adventure to another level by adding a unique and remote trail deep into the Annapurna Region.

Khayar Trek

Khopra Ridge Trek can be accessed from Ghorepani. This means we separate from the flock of tourists headed towards Poon Hill and continue into the wilderness. The views from the ridge are out of this world. Khopra Ridge Trek allows for spectacular views of Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and other mountains in the region. Further, it adds to the experience of remote region trekking, mountain lake tour and off-the-beaten-path travel. Additionally, a side trek towards Kaire Lake will provide more insight into the already spectacular region.

If you’re looking for the perfect week-long trek, Khopra Ridge Trek is a great choice for you. It combines the best of what Nepal has to offer: amazing mountain views, pastoral villages, and rice fields layered on top of each other, descending down into the valley.

Still today, very few people are aware about the beautiful trek that leads to the Khopra Ridge. The route follows a local trail via Ghandrunk, Tadapani, Dobato, Chistibung and that takes you down to the valley north of Ghorepani. Then you climb up the “Khopra Ridge” and Khyar Lake adds a different and unique perspective to the Annapurna Mountain Range.

The trek towards Khopra than turns downhill, eventually bringing us to Nayapul. The back journey will be strenuous on the knees (use trekking sticks) but will provide a different perspective to the region, the other side of the hill from where we drive towards Pokhara. While you are in Pokhara dont miss to visit the Peace Stupa and boating at Phewa Lake 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) / Transfer to Hotel

As you arrive at the international airport, we will be there to greet you and transfer you to your accommodation in Kathmandu. Based on your flight arrival time and level of tiredness, rest or browse the city with us. In the evening, we will meet for dinner together. We will discuss and brief our trip.

Included Meals: Welcome Dinner

Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Welcome Dinner
Day 02

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing / Trek Preparation

After breakfast, we will join guided tour to visit various sites in the valley - most of them listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get off and browse the famous Pashupatinath Temple, Durbar Square, Swayambhunath and Boudhanath. Come back to hotel and prepare for the morning flight, drive and short trek the next day.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Breakfast
Day 03

Day 03: Flight to Pokhara (846m)[30-Minutes], drive to Syauli Bazaar (2012m) [1-Hour] and trek to Ghandruk (2012m) [2-Hours]

We will catch an early morning flight to Pokhara. Enjoy majestic view of the valley, hills and mountains thorought the flight. Stunning views of northern mountains can be seen from Pokhara on a clear day. Drive to Syauli Bazaar for 2 hours and we are at the start point of our trek. Ghandruk is a beautiful village resting in the lap of Annapurna mountain range. Journey comes to rest at Ghandruk for the day.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house / Ghandruk

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 04

Day 04: Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani (2590m) [4-Hour]

Wake up early morning in Ghandruk for first-view of Mount Machhapuchre, Himchuli and Annapurna South. After breakfast, start trekking towards Deurali through the forest trail. Rhododendron and other flowers decorate the trails and views during spring. We walk through a pass and reach the beautiful village of Tadapani.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house / Tadapani

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 05

Day 05: Trek from Tadapani to Dobato (3350m) [5-Hour]

Wake up and enjoy the breakfast. We will diverge from the main trail into the remote region of Annapurna. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna South peek from time to time as we trek forward. Dobato Hamlet also provide stunning view of the mountains. Enjoy the rest of the day in Dobato.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house / Dobato

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 06

Day 06: Trek from Dobato to Upper Chistibung (2975m) [5-Hour]

Today, the trail demands descend towards Lower Chistibung and later reach Upper Chistibung. Walking among the green flowering forest, pasture and farm lands give a majestic feeling of freedom and enjoyment. With the altitude above 2,500 meters, it is even possible to spot rare pheasant species (Lhophoporus/Danfe) - which is the national bird of Nepal.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house /Upper Chistibung

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 07

Day 07: Trek from Upper Chistibung to Khopra Ridge 'Danda' (2975m) [4-Hour]

Enjoy walking the wide land and beautiful jungle to reach beautiful Chistibung (lower region). Till now, we'd have descended to reach the destination. Now ascend starts towards Upper Chistibung. Rest your worn off limbs at Upper Chistibung.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house / Upper Chistibung

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 08

Day 08: Exploration of Kaire Lake (4500m) [8-Hours]

Kaire Lake is situated towards the eastern side of Khorpa Ridge. The lake has religious values and meanings to Hindu and Buddhist believers. Wash yourself a bit to get rid of your sins and find peace with your soul, or at least your hands. Lunch will need to be packed as the only tea house available in the region is back at the ridge of Khopra.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house /Khopra

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 09

Day 09: Trek to Swanta Village (2300m) [6-Hour]

After breakfast, start off by gradual descend on a steep local trail. Keep following the trail passing views of beautiful forest, mountain view of Dhaulagiri, farmlands, local people and animals along with various village clusters on the way. Use a stick to reduce strain on your knees as you descend.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house /Swanta Village

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 10

Day 10: Trek to Ulleri (2000m) [6-Hour]

Back trek and descend continues through village clusters. Cross a suspension bridge over a stream. Get back on the Ghorepani trail via the hamlet of Chitre. Enjoy a different perspective of the mountains and people as you descend down towards the village of Ulleri.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house / Ulleri

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 11

Day 11: Trek to Nayapul (1070m), drive to Pokhara (1400m) [5-Hour Walk, 2-Hour Jeep]

We are very near towards the end of our trek. In fact, it's the last day of trekking in the forests and mountains. Enjoy the views as you move nearer and nearer to the highway in Nayapul. Once there, we will board a vehicle and drive back to Pokhara.
Pokhara is a treat. Enjoy the evening sailing in the Phewa Lake and enjoying the panoramic view of the valley. On a clear day, Machhapuchhre and Annapurna reflect perfectly on the ripples of the water. Browse the lakeside market, restaurants and nightlife later.

Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel/ Pokhara

Breakfast & Lunch
Day 12

Day 12: Pokhara sightseeing, domestic flight to Kathmandu [35-Minute on plane]

After breakfast we will explore the highlights of Pokhara. This includes Shanti Stupa, Peace Pagoda, Davis Falls, Mahendra Cave and International Mountain Museum. Just in case we were too tired for a boat-ride yesterday, we will do that today. At the middle of the lake is Talbarahi temple (island temple).
Fly back to Kathmandu in the afternoon. Browse Kathmandu or take a rest.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel / Kathmandu

Breakfast
Day 13

Day 13: Departure

We are back where we started in the capital city. Pack your bags and make sure you have brought some sovereigns to take back home to friends and family. Enjoy your breakfast in relief. Hiking Adventure staff will arrange your transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport according to your departure schedule.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast
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Trip Reviews

Andrew Simons

Thank you Hiking Adventure Treks Team. Ram and Sajana were really helpful and I thoroughly enjoyed Kathmandu, Pokhara, Poonhill and the unforgettable trip to Khopra Ridge. I will defos come back again !
Andrew Simons United States

Rochy Chan

We have heard so much about the Annapurna Base Camp beautiful mountain sceneries that we a group of 11 decided to hike in Nepal. We chose a new or less travelled trail from Ghandruk-Tarapani-Dobato & Muldai View Point-Kristibung-Swanta-Ghorepani & Poon Hill, Tikhedhunga and Nayapul. Behold the wonderful and majestic sights…
Rochy Chan KL, Malaysia

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