KATHMANDU - POKHARA- NAYAPUL - GHANDRUK - KHOPRA RIDDGE - TADAPANI - GHOREPANI HILLE - POKHARA
Why Khopra Trek?
- Wake up early in the morning for a beautiful sunrise over a Dhaulagiri range and the Annapurna range,
- Stay at a tea house with local people,
- Watch the yaks come to pasture,
- Descending through all different types of villages on your way down to Tatopani after Khopra ridge,
- Day hikes to Khayer Lake, a sacred lake to the bottom of Annapurna South (7219 meters),
- Gurung's and Magar's typical villages and their real way to live.
The Khopra trek, also known as the Khopra Danda trek, the Khopra Ridge trek, and the Khopra Community trek, is a beautiful trek located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek offers an opportunity to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayan mountains, including the world's 7th highest peak, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fang, and Nilgiri Mountain.
The trek begins in Kathmandu, followed by a bus or flight to Pokhara and a drive to Syauli bazaar, where the trek officially starts. The trekking route is wide, safe and goes through local villages, dense forests, and community lodges. The trail branches off from the popular Poon Hill trek and leads to remote areas, providing a unique and peaceful trekking experience.
One of the main attractions of the Khopra trek is the exploration of the holy Hire lake, which is believed to have spiritual significance. The trek also offers the chance to experience different cultural heritage, magical landscapes, and remote village life. The trek is considered moderate in terms of difficulty and does not cause mountain sickness due to its moderate altitude.
The Khopra trek is a perfect choice for trekkers and hikers who are looking for a peaceful and beautiful trek in the Annapurna region. It provides an opportunity to escape the crowded trekking trails and immerse oneself in the natural beauty of the Himalayan mountains. Whether you are a seasoned trekker or a first-time hiker, the Khopra trek is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for a unique and memorable trekking experience..
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Khopra Trek Outline
Day 01:Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,350 m),
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (9,00 m),
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul than trek to Ghandruk (1,850 m),
Day 04: Ghandruk to Tadapani 2,600 m/ 8,530 ft (2.6 km),
Day 05: Trek to Bayli Kharka 3,450 m/11,318 ft (3.45 km),
Day 06: Bayali Kharka to Upper Chistibung 2,950 m/ 9,678 ft (ca. 3 km),
Day 07: Trek to Khopra Ridge (Khopra Danda) 3,660 m/11,811 ft (3.6 km),
Day 08: Night walks around Khopra Danda,
Day 09: Khopra Danda to Swanta 2,400 m/7,874 ft (2.4 km),
Day 10: Trek from Swanta to Ghorepani 2,820 m/ 9,251 ft (2.82 km),
Day 11: Hike to Poon hill 3,210 m/ 10,531 ft (3.21 km) than trek to Hille Thikhedunga 1,560 m/ 5,118 ft (1.56 km),
Day 12: Trek from Hille to Nayapul 1,075 m/ 3,526 ft (1.07 km) & drive to Pokhara 8, 50 m/ 2,788 ft (0.85 km),
Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu,
Day 14: Departure.
- Pick up and drop services,
- 3-star categories' hotel in Kathmandu for 3 Night including Breakfast,
- 2 nights Hotel in Pokhara at a 3-star categories Hotel with breakfast,
- Comfortable Bus Ticket to/from Pokhara,
- English speaking experienced Train guide for your khopra trek,
- Twin sharing Bed in tea House/Lodge during Khopra Trek,
- During your Khopra trek, you will get Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner in the loage,
- One strong Porter for two trekkers,
- Safe Holiday Adventure’s Duffel bag,
- Basic medical kit box,
- Guide and porter’s all Expenses including their Salary,
- Printed Itinerary and services,
- Trekking Permit for Khopra Trek,
- Khopra Trek TIMS card,
- Farewell Dinner after your successful trek,
- Local Entrance fee during Khopra Trek.
What's not included?
- Your Travel Insurance Nepal entry Visa fees International Airfare and Airport Tax,
- Your Travel Insurance,
- Drinks and main meals in cities,
- Tips for guide and porter after the success of a trip.
Day by Day Itinerary
30 Min. Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner Hotel
Safe holiday adventure Pvt. Ltd will provide Private vehicles to pickups you from Airport to your Hotel. Our airport representative will be waiting for you at the airport with your name. As you provided us the time you are landing in Kathmandu.
7 Hrs Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner Hotel
We begin our day early in the morning at 7 am from Kathmandu Jamal. It is 200 km west drive from Kathmandu passing many zigzag trails but on the Prithibi highway. It is a lovely scenic bus ride along truly river and terrace field. The Bus will stop twice a time before we reach Pokhara for food and Restroom because it is not that long distance drive but it is not wide road takes 7 hours to reach in Pokhara.
4 Hrs Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner Lodge
After we take breakfast in Pokhara Hotel we will get our private transport to Nayapul (107 m) which is 42 km and takes 1.15 minuter than we begin our walk for the first day. We will follow the Nayapul bazaar to the east side after we step out from the Car/Jeep. It is lovely deep valley we're going to follow and Modi River to the side as well as beautiful Himalaya farming. This day after drive we just walk about 4 hours passing, Rivers, terrace field and farming, Mountain View, Traditional Houses, and villagers. Overnight at Ghandruk.
3 Hrs Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner Lodge
We begin our day after breakfast at Ghandruk. Today we only walk about 3 hours through the Rhododendron Forest, and unbelievable Landscapes.
7 Hrs Walk Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner Lodge
Today we will leave our main trail of Annapurna leads you to Ghorepani, and we will follow the small trail towards the Rhododendron Forest. We continue walking up the hill through the Forest, and we reach Water buffalo pastures. The peaceful environment and forest walk is just really cool (walking) than we pass all forest area and recently we can see a magnificent mountain panorama. We will stop for lunch before Bayali Kharka, and we continue walking up to small passer than downhill easy walk to Bayali Kharka. It is really peaceful small settlement area where we will spend one night.
4-5 Hrs Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner Lodge
We take our early breakfast before 8 am in the same lodge where we slept last (night) than we begin our day journey following the open ground trail going down to Chistibung. It is a small place where we will take our lunch then we walk still in to the Forest following the gradual ascending trail and need to pass some buffalo grazing pressures than we reach Upper Chistibung. It is where we will spend one night in the community lodge.
5 to 6 Hrs Walk Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner Community Lodge
Today we will have to make a steady climb to reach Khopra Danda. We will take our breakfast and follow the small trail leads you above the tree line. In this are you might see some wild animals such as Himalayan Thar (Mountain Goat), Danfe (Pheasant). We kindly requested to you to go very slow in this part because of altitude and steep uphill and also you can take a rest whenever you feel tired. Today by lunchtime we will be in Khopra Danda (already) than we can get your accommodation. It is such a wonderful ridge to explore so many mountains including Annapurna south(7219 m) which is really close only 6 km away from Khopra ridge and also there are another many mountain views. The best part of the day is there when you reach Khopra ridge because you can see a very close view of Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Kali Gandaki valley. Overnight in Khopra Danda Community Lodge.
9-10 Hrs Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner Lodge
Today we have two options for fit trekkers and other trekkers. There is a beautiful Khair - lake (4,600 m), where only fit trekkers used to go because it is 9 to 10 hrs walk to go and back and there is no tea house, nothing in between. So we only recommend you to go if you are perfectly fit.
There is also a great sight walking destination for the day called Thanti (4210 m), it takes about 6 hours to go and back to Khopra ridge. At Thanti, there are some Yak herders to stay during monsoon which is just natural. Khair lake is a pilgrims site where many Hindu people go there to celebrate Hindu’s festival Janaipurnima, it comes each year in July-August. There will be so many people at this festival time, and they spent 2 night over there. They use Yak herders to sleep. It is a beautiful place. Overnight in Khopra Danda.
5 to 6 Hrs Walk Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner Lodge
Today we start the day after breakfast again, and we will take a small trail going through the ridge of hillside.We're going to follow the same trail we took was up till Chistibung than we will ascend to Swansea. It is where we will spend one night.
6 Hrs Walk Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner Lodge
We have to follow the trail again which is going steeply downhill through the farming, suspension bridge, and some Villages after that we will follow the trail which is connecting to Chitre village which is massif Magar and Poon village. The walking trail will be steeply up now after passing Chitre village on the stone made steps till Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a popular trekking area where we met such an insane mountain panorama. Overnight at Ghorepani Lodge.
5 Hrs Walk Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner Lodge
We begin our walk really early for an hour hike up to Poon hill without our big bag pack. It is an hour steep (walking) than we will reach Poon hilltop. The view from there will be spectacular and all around from your standing point. After the Poon hill hike we go back to the hotel to get our Bag, and breakfast then after, we descend to Hille. We just follow the main trail through the Rhododendron forest. We will pass Nange that after 1 hour descends from Ghorepani than one by one Banthati, Ulleri, and Hille. Hille is a beautiful farming area where many Gurung people used to live. Overnight at Hille Thikhedunga.
3 Hrs Walk and 1.30 Minute Drive Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner Hotel
It is our last walking day and also it is a really easy walking day. We just follow the wide off-road gradually descend about 3 hours then we will reach Nayapul which is next to Baglung High way. We will take private transport from Nayapul to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.
7 Hrs Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner Hotel
We will take a fresh and healthy breakfast in Pokhara hotel than we will take tourist standard bus to Kathmandu. It is about 7 hrs drive via Prithibi highway. Overnight in Kathmandu.
30 Min Breakfast
On time as you have your flight from Nepal to your hometown or your next destination, I will provide a private Car/Jeep to drop you to Kathmandu TIA Airport. Thank you for your wonderful behave and hope to see you in the future.
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Where is Khopra trek?
The Khopra trek is located in the Northwest part of Kathmandu and it is in Annapurna conservation area (ACAP). This trek begins from Kathmandu and Pokhara through Ghandruk and Tadapani.
Khopra trek( Khair Ridge trek) price?
Generally, the price of Khopra trek will depend on the size of your group, your Hotel standard in the city but the common price from all different trekking agency is about $589 per person.
Khopra trekking duration?
The Khopra trek generally takes 2 weeks but still if you are fit and want to skip some days that is also possible but 14 days will be enough from Kathmandu-Khopra trek and back to Kathmandu.
Is permit compulsory for khopra trek?
Yes, Khopra trek requires ACAP permit and it is $30 per person for Trekking permit and $10 for TIMS card, both of them are required to trek in Khopra Ridge trek.
Is Khopra trek safe to trek alone?
The Khopra trek is newly opened trekking route in the Annapurna region and it is relatively quite remote area trek where we have to follow very small trails through the forest most of the time and not really villages along the path therefore without having your guide or porter is not so safe and comfortable. We would highly recommend you to have train Guide.
- Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure
- 30% of the total cost of the trip will be charged if cancelled between 60 to 30 days prior to departure date
- 60% of total cost of the trip will be charged if cancelled in between 30 to 14 days prior to departure date.