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Khopra Ridge Trek - 12 Days

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Facts About Trip

Duration: 12 days
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu, lodge during trek
Height: 3500M
Best Season: Spring and Autumn
Grade: Moderate
Activity: Trekking, sightseeing
Transportation: Private Car, Tourist bus
Treks Type: Tea house

Khopra Ridge Trek Overview

The Khopra Ridge Trek is among the best routes for trekking in Nepal's Annapurna Region. It's a 12-day adventure that not only takes you to the beautiful Khopra Ridge but also lets you experience camping in the Himalayas. During the trek, you'll walk through remote villages and enjoy beautiful mountain views. The path leads you to Khopra Danda and Kayer Lake, both at a high elevation of 4,660 meters (15,288 feet). This means you'll be trekking at higher altitudes and discovering some wonderful sights along the way. While there's some uphill climbing, it's worth mentioning that this trek is a great alternative to the Ghorepani Trek.

The Ghorepani Trek is really popular in the Annapurna area because it gives you amazing sunrise views from Poon Hill. But if you want a quieter and more off-the-beaten-path adventure, consider the Khopra Ridge trek. There are fewer people on this path, so you will enjoy more peace and quiet while taking in the stunning Himalayan scenery. Plus, you get to camp in the mountains, which is a unique experience and a great way to get close to nature.

The Khopra Danda Trek is famous for its towering mountain views, including Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Fang (7,647m), and Nilgiri peaks. You will be able to witness sunrises and sunsets over the Annapurna (8,091m) and Dhaulagiri ranges and visit the sacred Kayer Lake, which involves a beautiful trek from Khopra Danda (3,660m).

The journey starts with a drive to Pokhara Valley (822m) and then another drive to Syauli Bazaar. From there, you'll begin your trek, passing through Ghandruk (2,012m), Tadapani (2,610m), Dobato (3,350m), Upper Chistibung (2,950m), and finally reaching Khopra Ridge (3,640m). The viewpoint offers incredible mountain views, and you'll have the opportunity to explore the holy Kayer Lake.

Continuing your adventure, you'll trek to Swanta Village, Ghorepani (2,874m), Poon Hill (3,210m), Tikhe Dhunga (1,480m), and finally Naya Pool, where you can drive back to Pokhara Valley. This trek guarantees an unforgettable experience as it is surrounded by beautiful natural beauty.

 If you have any inquiries or need further information about the Khopra Ridge Trek, feel free to contact us. We're here to help!

Highlight of the Khopra Ridge Trek

  • Enjoy beautiful mountain views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna in Nepal's Annapurna Region.
  • Relax in the natural hot springs of Tatopani.
  • Take a fulfilling hike to the sacred Kayer Lake.
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture through authentic interactions.
  • Try peak climbing with a climb to Khopra Ridge.
  • See breathtaking landscapes from the ridge's summit

Cost of the Khopra Ridge Trek

The Khopra Ridge Trek presents an amazing chance to fully experience the splendor of the Annapurna region. At a cost of only USD 720 per person, you'll receive a comprehensive package that ensures a comfortable and unforgettable trek. This all-inclusive offer encompasses comfortable teahouse lodgings, delightful meals, necessary permits, the guidance of experienced trek leaders, and the assistance of porters. With every detail carefully arranged, all you need to do is prepare your gear, lace up your boots, and prepare for an adventure that will create lasting memories!

Khopra Ridge Trek Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Arrival day in Kathmandu International Airport then transfers to the hotel.

Food

Dinner

Accomodation

Hotel

Elevation

1300

Your journey begins with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, which is the primary entrance to Nepal. Upon landing, you will be welcomed by our staff, who will handle all the necessary arrangements. They'll take you to your chosen hotel in Kathmandu. This first day is meant for relaxation and getting used to the new surroundings. It's a time to rest after your journey, adjust to the different environment, and get ready for the exciting adventures that lie ahead in the lively city of Kathmandu and its surrounding areas.

Day 2 : Fly to Pokhara, drive to Nayapul, and trek to Tikhedhunga

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Hotel

Elevation

820

Your day starts with a beautiful flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, where you'll see stunning Himalayan mountains. When you land in Pokhara, you'll take a scenic drive to Nayapul, a small town that's the starting point for treks in the Annapurna region. From Nayapul, your trek officially begins as you start walking to Tikhedhunga. During this part of the trek, you'll go through lovely forests, fields with stepped terraces, and charming villages. You'll get to see the natural beauty of the Annapurna region and how the local people live. This day is all about moving from the busy city to the peaceful mountains, getting ready for the adventure ahead.

Day 3 : Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

1940

On the third day of your trek, you'll leave Tikhedhunga and head to Ghorepani. This day offers a mix of beautiful nature and local culture. As you go up, you'll walk through lush forests filled with colorful rhododendron flowers, especially during spring. Along the path, you'll come across charming villages where you can meet the friendly locals and experience their hospitality. Ghorepani, your final stop for the day, is a lovely village on a hilltop. It's famous for its fantastic views, especially at sunrise from Poon Hill. This trek introduces you to the Himalayan wilderness and gets you ready for more incredible adventures in the days ahead.

Day 4 : Early morning hike to Poon Hill for sunrise, then trek to Tadapani

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

2630

On the fourth day of your trek, you'll start early to visit Poon Hill, a famous spot for watching the sunrise over the Himalayan mountains, including giants like Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. It's a truly magical sight as the sky transforms with beautiful colors like pink, orange, and gold. After enjoying this breathtaking sunrise, you'll continue your trek to Tadapani. Along the way, you'll experience a mix of stunning natural landscapes and encounters with local villages. Tadapani, where you'll spend the night, is surrounded by beautiful scenery and provides a peaceful setting for relaxation. This day will leave you with lasting memories of the Himalayan beauty and the warmth of the local culture.

Day 5 : Trek from Tadapani to Dobato

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

3574

On the fifth day of your trek, you'll hike from Tadapani to Dobato. This part of the journey will treat you to lovely natural scenery and a peaceful atmosphere. You'll walk through lush forests and scenic trails, surrounded by the calm beauty of the Annapurna region. Dobato, where you'll stay for the night, is a charming place located in the captivating Himalayan wilderness. It's an ideal spot to truly connect with nature and enjoy the peacefullness of the surroundings. This day lets you experience the untouched mountain beauty and the peaceful environment, creating lasting memories of your adventure.

Day 6 : Trek from Dobato to Upper Chistibung

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

3026

On the sixth day of your trek, you'll journey from Dobato to Upper Chistibung. This part of the trek is all about enjoying nature's beauty and peaceful surroundings. You'll stroll through lovely forests and scenic trails, immersing yourself in the calmness of the Annapurna region. Upper Chistibung, where you'll spend the night, is a serene place surrounded by the stunning Himalayan wilderness. It's a spot where you can fully appreciate the natural beauty and tranquility. This portion of the trek lets you experience the untouched mountain charm and the peaceful environment, leaving you with lasting memories of your adventure.

Day 7-8 : Trek from Upper Chistibung to Khopra Ridge

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Lodge

On day seven of your trek, you'll keep moving from Upper Chistibung to Khopra Ridge. This part of the trek involves a gradual climb through beautiful landscapes. As you go higher, you'll be treated to amazing views of big mountains like Dhaulagiri and Annapurna South. Khopra Ridge, where you'll end up today, is an incredible spot that offers wide views of the nearby Himalayan peaks. It's a day for exploring and enjoying the breathtaking mountain scenery, creating lasting memories on your trek.

Day 8 : Explore Khopra Ridge and trek to Swanta

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

2270

On the eighth day of your trek, you'll get to enjoy the stunning views from Khopra Ridge, where you can see famous Himalayan peaks like Dhaulagiri and Annapurna South. It's a day to take in the incredible mountain scenery and immerse yourself in nature's beauty.

Afterward, you'll continue your trek to Swanta, passing through charming villages and serene landscapes. Swanta, your destination for the day, is a peaceful place where you can relax and enjoy the tranquility of the Himalayan foothills. It's a day of both exploring and unwinding, giving you a chance to connect with nature and the local way of life. This part of the trek adds more amazing experiences to your adventure.

Day 9 : Trek from Swanta to Ghorepani

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

2680

After our restful time in Swanta Village, we'll resume our trek towards the next destination, Ghorepani.

We'll walk through lush forests, enjoying the lovely scenery. After a few hours of hiking, we'll reach the quaint and traditional village of Ghorepani. It is located in the beautiful Annapurna region of Nepal, and Ghorepani's natural charm awaits our arrival. When we get to the village, you can take it easy and unwind.

Day 10 : Trek from Ghorepani to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Hotel

Elevation

823

On the tenth day of your trek, you'll start your journey from Ghorepani, heading towards Nayapul. This marks the final part of your trek, offering a blend of beautiful scenery and a sense of accomplishment. As you descend from Ghorepani, you'll pass through lush forests and charming villages, enjoying the familiar yet always captivating surroundings. Nayapul signifies the end of your trekking adventure, and from there, you'll begin a scenic drive to the peaceful city of Pokhara. This drive treats you to beautiful countryside views and gives you a chance to reflect on the incredible trekking experiences you've had in the Annapurna region. In Pokhara, you can anticipate a comfortable stay and more opportunities to explore this charming city. It's a day of transition, leaving the mountains behind for civilization, but carrying cherished memories that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Day 11 : Fly back to Kathmandu

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Hotel

Elevation

1300

On the eleventh day of your journey, you'll hop on a flight from Pokhara to get back to Kathmandu. This flight is a quick and convenient way to return to Nepal's capital city. Once you're in Kathmandu, you can take it easy, do some last-minute shopping, or explore any other places you might want to visit. It's a day of traveling and adjusting as you head back to Kathmandu, thinking about the amazing adventure you had in the Annapurna region and getting ready for your departure from Nepal.

Day 12 : Departure from Kathmandu

Food

Breakfast

Departure for home. Our driver will depart you by car to the international airport. We wish you had a nice and safe journey back home.

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Cost Includes

  • welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu with Cultural show. (Ethnic music and dance)
  • Airport arrival and departure by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara & return by regular tourist bus
  • Private transportation to trek starting point and from trek ending point to Pokhara
  • Two night’s accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with twin sharing at tourist standard hotel (Bed and Breakfast)
  •  Pick up
  • English speaking trekking guide who has been authorized by the government and necessary number of porters (According to the group size) with their insurance, salary, accommodation, and meals.
  •  Full board meal 3 times a day (B+L+D) during the trek days including tea & coffee
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek are provide
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets if necessary.
  • All the necessary official documents, TIMS Permit, Trekking Permit, etc.
  •  Trekking Route map.
  •  All required local and government tax

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee and International flight.
  • Meal except for Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  •  All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea/coffee, snacks, battery re-charge, laundry service, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips to guide and porters.
  • Cost arising out of landslides, road blockade, and rescue of any form, cancellation of flight or reasons beyond our control
  • Monument entrance fees

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FAQs

When is the best time to go on the Khopra Ridge Trek?

The best time to go is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is pleasant and the views are clear.

How difficult is the Khopra Ridge Trek?

The trek is considered moderate in terms of difficulty. It involves some steep ascents and descents, but it's manageable for most people with a reasonable level of fitness.

What are the accommodation options along the Khopra Ridge Trek?

Along the trek, there are teahouses and lodges where you can stay. These provide basic facilities such as beds, meals, and hot showers. It's a great way to experience the local culture and hospitality.

How long does the Khopra Ridge Trek take?

The trek usually takes around 7-10 days, depending on your pace and the specific itinerary you choose. It's always a good idea to plan for some extra days in case of unforeseen circumstances or if you want to take your time to enjoy the scenery.

What permits are required for the Khopra Ridge Trek?

To trek in the Annapurna region, you'll need to obtain the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card. These can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara before starting your trek.

Is it possible to do the Khopra Ridge Trek independently, or do I need a guide?

It is possible to do the trek independently, as the trail is well-marked. However, hiring a guide can enhance your experience by providing local knowledge, ensuring your safety, and helping with navigation.

Are there any altitude-related risks on the Khopra Ridge Trek?

Yes, there is a chance of experiencing altitude sickness during the trek, as you will be ascending to higher elevations. It's important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and listen to your body. If you experience severe symptoms, it's best to descend and seek medical attention.

What kind of wildlife can be spotted during the Khopra Ridge Trek?

The Khopra Ridge Trek offers opportunities to spot various wildlife, including Himalayan thar, musk deer, langur monkeys, and a wide variety of bird species. Keep your eyes peeled and your camera ready!

Are there any side trips or optional extensions I can add to the Khopra Ridge Trek?

Yes, there are a few side trips you can consider, such as a visit to the sacred Khayer Lake or a detour to the beautiful village of Tadapani. These extensions can add extra days to your trek but are worth it for the additional experiences.

Can I do the Khopra Ridge Trek if I have never trekked before?

Absolutely! The Khopra Ridge Trek is suitable for beginners with a reasonable level of fitness. Just make sure to take it at your own pace and prepare yourself physically and mentally for the adventure.

What kind of weather can I expect during the Khopra Ridge Trek?

The weather in the Annapurna region can be unpredictable. During the spring season, you can expect mild temperatures and occasional rain showers. In the autumn season, the weather is generally clear and cool. It's always a good idea to pack layers and be prepared for changing weather conditions.

Are there any specific gear or equipment I should bring for the Khopra Ridge Trek?

Some essential items to pack include sturdy hiking boots, a good quality backpack, comfortable clothing, a warm sleeping bag, a waterproof jacket, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a water bottle. It's also recommended to bring a basic first aid kit and some snacks for energy along the way.

Can I hire a porter to carry my backpack during the Khopra Ridge Trek?

Yes, if you prefer not to carry a heavy backpack, you can hire a porter to help you. They will carry your main backpack, allowing you to trek with a lighter daypack. This can make the trek more enjoyable and less strenuous.

Additional Information

Trekking Gears and Equipments

When getting ready for a trekking adventure, it's super important to have the right gear. The right equipment helps you navigate tough terrains, stay comfy in different weather, and ensures your safety in the wilderness. At Holiday Planner Trek, we've put together a list of must-have trekking gear to consider before starting on your expedition. The lists are as follows:

  • Sturdy hiking boots for a comfortable trek.
  • Moisture-wicking and quick-drying clothing to stay dry.
  • Warm layers like a fleece jacket and thermal base layers.
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket to protect against the elements.
  • Waterproof pants or trekking pants for added protection.
  • Hat and gloves to keep warm in chilly weather.
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen to shield from the sun's rays.
  • Backpack with a rain cover to keep your belongings dry.
  • Sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures for a good night's sleep.
  • Headlamp or flashlight for visibility in low-light conditions.
  • Water bottle or hydration system to stay hydrated.
  • Trekking poles for extra stability on uneven terrain.
  • Basic first aid kit for any minor injuries.
  • Snacks and energy bars for quick energy boosts.
  • Trekking socks for comfortable and blister-free feet.
  • Quick-dry towel for personal hygiene.
  • Toiletries like toothbrush, toothpaste, and hand sanitizer.
  • Camera or smartphone to capture the stunning views.

Remember to pack light and only bring what you truly need. Enjoy your trek! 

Trekking Permit and Entry Fees:

When planning for the Khopra Ridge Trek, here's a list of permits and entry fees you'll need:

1. Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): NPR 3,000 (about $25 USD) for foreigners and NPR 1,000 for SAARC nationals.

2. Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Card: NPR 1,000 (about $8 USD) for individual trekkers and NPR 2,000 for trekkers in a group.

These permits and fees help support conservation efforts and ensure the sustainability of the trekking routes. Make sure to obtain them before starting your trek. Happy trekking!

Best Season For Khopra Ridge Trek

When it comes to the best seasons for the Khopra Ridge Trek, let me provide you with some more details:

1. Spring (March to May): This is a fantastic time to go on the Khopra Ridge Trek. The weather during spring is generally mild and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from around 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F). The highlight of this season is the beautiful blooming of rhododendron flowers, painting the hillsides with vibrant colors. The trails are usually less crowded, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the serene beauty of the surroundings.

2. Autumn (September to November): Another excellent season for the Khopra Ridge Trek is autumn. During this time, the weather is generally stable and clear, offering beautiful views of the mountains. The temperatures are mild, ranging from around 5°C to 15°C (41°F to 59°F). The skies are usually clear, making it an ideal time for photography enthusiasts to capture stunning landscapes. The paths are also drier compared to other seasons, ensuring a more comfortable trekking experience.

Both spring and autumn provide favorable conditions for the Khopra Ridge Trek, allowing you to enjoy the natural beauty and serenity of the region. It's important to note that weather conditions can vary, so it's always a good idea to check the latest forecasts and be prepared for any changes. Happy trekking!

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