Khopra Ridge Trek

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Overview


The Khopra Ridge Trek is one of the beautiful trek in Annapurna via Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. Poonhill is a famous short trek popular among many trekkers for its low elevation and stunning views. Khopra Ridge takes this adventure to another level by adding a unique and remote trail deep into the Annapurna Region.

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.

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". Khopra Ridge trek adds a different and unique perspective to the Annapurna Mountain Range.

Detail Itenerary


<p>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.</p> <p>Included Meals: Welcome Dinner</p> <p>Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu</p>
<p>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.</p> <p>Included Meals: Breakfast</p> <p>Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu</p>
<p>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.</p> <p>Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner</p> <p>Accommodation: Tea house / Ghandruk</p>
<p>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.</p> <p>Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner</p> <p>Accommodation: Tea house / Tadapani</p>
<p>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.</p> <p>Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner</p> <p>Accommodation: Tea house / Dobato</p>
<p>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.</p> <p>Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner</p> <p>Accommodation: Tea house /Upper Chistibung</p>
<p>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.</p> <p>Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner</p> <p>Accommodation: Tea house / Upper Chistibung</p>
<p>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.</p> <p>Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner</p> <p>Accommodation: Tea house /Khopra</p>
<p>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.</p> <p>Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner</p> <p>Accommodation: Tea house /Swanta Village</p>
<p>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.</p> <p>Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner</p> <p>Accommodation: Tea house / Ulleri</p>
<p>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.<br /> 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.</p> <p>Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch</p> <p>Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel/ Pokhara</p>
<p>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).<br /> Fly back to Kathmandu in the afternoon. Browse Kathmandu or take a rest.</p> <p>Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner</p> <p>Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel / Kathmandu</p>
<p>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.</p> <p>Included Meals: Breakfast</p>

Departure


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Cost Info


Cost Includes

    • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by private car / van,
    • Three nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu,
    • Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary,
    • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea & coffee during the trek,
    • Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek,
    • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance,
    • All surface transfer to/from Kathmandu by private vehicle,
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag during Annapurna Base Camp Trek,
    • Annapurna conservation permit,
    • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System,
    • Two nights accommodation in Pokhara at two star category hotel,
    • Government taxes & office service charge,
    • Hiking Adventure Special Gift or T- Shirt,

Cost Excludes

    • Three nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu,\
    • Travel Insurance
    • International Airfare
    • Items of personal nature (bar bills, drinks, etc)
    • Nepal Entry Visa. Bring a copy of your passport, two passport sized photographs and USD 40 to receive a tourist visa valid for 30 days.
    • Hot showers up in the mountains.
    • Personal trekking equipments, shopping and laundry.
    • Tips and gratuities for guides.

Customer's Review

Rochy Chan Khopra Ridge Trek

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 of Annapurna South, Hui Chuli and Fish Tail. The sunrise and sunset gave the peaks their glorious golden colours. We could see these peaks throughout our hikes. In the evenings we were entertained by song and dances by our porters making it an enjoyable night. KB, Ram and Mohan were very efficient and professional. My wife developed fever, vomiting and feeling weak when we reached Kristibung and they immediately contacted our insurance company and helicopter for possible emergency evacuation. God blessed and thankfully we had a doctor hiking with us and the evacuation was not required. KB assigned a porter to be with us during the recovery period. We had a memorable time with Hiking Adventure Treks and would recommend to engaged them for your Nepal Hiking Trip

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FAQ

This trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.
To prepare for a strenuous trek like this you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest.
Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.