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Khopra Ridge Trek

Khopra Ridge Trek - 12 Days

Overview and Highlights

Key Information

Best Seasons

Sep-Oct-Nov-Dec/March-Apr-May

Group Size

+2

Duration

12 DAYS

Trek Difficulty

Easy

Maximum Altitude

3,660m-12007ft

Accommodation

Lodge/Teahouse

Meal

Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast

Region

Annapurna

Country

Nepal

Activity

Trekking

Destination

Khopra Ridge Trek

Trip Starts

Kathmandu

Trips Ends

Kathmandu

Highlights of Khopra Ridge Trek

  • Visit beautiful Pokhara City.
  • Deep insight into Gurung and Magar villages with cultural exchange.
  • Enjoy mesmerizing sunrise over Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna.
  • Descend through pastoral villages to Tatopani
  • Hike to sacred Khayer Lake.

 

Khopra Ridge Trek is considered one of the best trekking trails in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. Along with an adventurous journey leading towards the ridge of Khopra, this 12-day Khopra ridge trek provides you with an opportunity for camping with lots of experiences in the Himalayan journey. The trail passes through many remote villages and allows you to capture amazing mountain views. Untouched spectacular natural sceneries take you to Khopra Danda and Kayer Lake situated at an elevation of 4,660m-15288ft. You can experience a higher elevation journey and surprising offerings made by them. Although this trek requires a bit of climb but also regarded as an alternative trekking trail to Ghorepani Trek. 

Khopra Danda Trek is mostly highlighted for its remarkable mountain views including giant Dhaulagiri 8,167m-26794ft, Annapurna South 7,219m-23684ft, Fang 7,647m-25088ft, and Nilgiri. You will see surprising sunrise and sunset views in the Annapurna 8,091m-26545ft, Dhaulagiri ranges, and a holy lake (Kayer Lake) which requires a bit wonderful trek from Khopra Danda 3,660m-12007ft. Your Trek starts with a drive to Pokhara valley 822m-2696ft and a drive leading to Syauli Bazaar. From Syauli Bazaar you can start your actual trekking and trek leads through Ghandruk 2,012m-6601ft, Tadapani 2,610m-8562ft, Dobato 3,350m-10990ft, Upper Chistibung 2,950m-9678ft, and finally to Khopra Ridge 3,640m-11942ft. You will get amazing mountain views and sceneries from the viewpoint and make a tour of the holy Kayer Lake. Continue your journey trekking towards Swanta Village, Ghorepani 2,874m-9429ft, Poon Hill 3,210m-10531ft, Tikhe Dhunga 1,480m-4855ft, and finally to Naya Pool from where you can drive back to Pokhara Valley.

The major highlights of Khopra Ridge Trek:

Khopra Ridge Trek includes observing panoramic views of beautiful mountain peaks like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and many more peaks in the Annapurna Region of Nepal, enjoying a hot spring bath at Tatopani, hiking to sacred Kayer Lake, and lots of opportunities to deep insight into the cultural and traditional aspects of local people over there. However, the climb required to climb the Khopra Ridge somehow provides you with an experience of peak climbing experience and the views presented by the summit of the ridge provide you with the heavenly pleasure of such nice and gorgeous sceneries all around. You can have a lifetime memory of this amazing trek into the most popular Annapurna Region of Nepal.
 

Itinerary Expand All Close All

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

After your arrival at Tribhuwan International airport, you will be welcomed by our representatives, who will be responsible for getting you transferred to your hotel. Further plans and programs will also be explained to you. You can have rest and do your own stuff on this day.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
LODGE
Elevation
800

Our trekking staff will arrive at your hotel in the early morning and will take you to the Tourist Bus station of Kathmandu valley at Kantipath. After 6 hours of drive from Kathmandu valley, we will reach Pokhara. Pokhara Valley is the most beautiful town in Nepal. Upon arriving at Pokhara valley, you can check into your hotel, rest for a while, have lunch and roam around the city. Lakeside is a great place to hang out in Pokhara. From the valley, you can observe the panoramic view of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu. You can visit Phewa Lake, do rafting, and hike around the city. Overnight at Hotel.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
2012
Elevation
2012

After breakfast at the hotel in Pokhara, we will take you to Nayapul by private jeep. We will be passing through Dhampus Phedi, Naudanda, Kande, and Lumle before reaching Nayapul. After reaching Nayapul, we will start our trek through a downward easy flat trail towards Birethani, crossing the Madi River. After a short trek passing through the beautiful Syauli Bazaar, Kimche, we will reach Gandruk Village. The path leading to this village offers amazing views of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, mesmerizing natural sceneries, and wondering landscapes.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
LODGE
Elevation
2610

After breakfast at Gandruk village, our trekking journey begins and goes through Deurali with the uphill trail.  The path crosses the beautiful rhododendron forest, finally leading to Tadapani

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
3420

Trek from Tadapani to Bayeli Kharka beings our trek into the remote area of the country offering you to explore untouched and unexploited beauty. From Tadapani, we will be trekking in the remote areas for 5 days of our trek which is considered the most adventurous as well as a challenging trail to follow up in our journey. Comforting walk into the beautiful rhododendron and pine forest somehow provide positive vibes in your mind, making you refreshed from another side of your life. The trek follows the upward path, crossing the Deurali ridge and finally leading to Beyali Kharka. You can observe an amazing view of Mt. Dhaulagiri from your lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
LODGE
Elevation
2975

Continue your trek passing through the green grassy slope, crossing cow and yak pasture land. This is one of the rare things to watch in real, it seems very beautiful and satisfying. You can observe colorful Dhanphe (national bird of Nepal) and Himalayan Thar on the trekking trail. After trekking the uphill trails for some time, we will reach Upper Chistibung.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
LODGE
Elevation
3660

This is a special day for us because we will finally reach the main destination of our trek today. The trail ascends through alpine meadows and beautiful pastures before arriving at Khopra Danda (Ridge). We will stay at Khopra community lodge, rest for some time, and have our lunch. From the community lodge, you can observe the overwhelming panorama of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fang, and Nilgiri. After lunch at Khopra community lodge, we will head towards Khopra Ridge’s viewpoint to capture the most beautiful view of many mountain peaks in the Annapurna Region as well as deep valleys and wondering landscapes downward. We will spend our night at the Khopra community lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
LODGE
Elevation
2200

Today, we are trekking towards a beautiful Santa village. In Santa village, there is a Santa Primary School, which is worth visiting. There are two teachers in the school, who are funded by the profits from the community lodges. On the trekking trail, you can capture mesmerizing views of Dhaulagiri on the backdrop and also provide a lovely view of terraced fields and small traditional houses of the nearby village on the way.

Elevation
2874

About one hour of the trek from Santa village will join the way towards Ghorepani, which is also one of the attractive destinations for its own. Hence, it may be crowded because of many trekkers at the same time. By afternoon, we will reach Ghorepani, rest for a while, and roam around the village, capturing beautiful views and sceneries. Ghorepani is a great place to stay because of its excellent environment as well as the warm hospitality of villagers over there.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
LODGE
Elevation
3210

In the early morning, we will visit Poon Hill to capture surprising Sunrise views over the mountain. After the Poon Hill visit, we will trek downward towards Tikhedhunga passing through the rhododendron forest. The trekking trail passes through Ulleri.

After breakfast, we continue our trek to the Naya pool. After reaching the Naya pool, we will drive to Pokhara valley by private vehicle.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
LODGE
Elevation
1400

It takes about six hours to reach Kathmandu valley from Pokhara in the tourist bus. You can enjoy beautiful mountain views, terraced fields and vegetable fields, green sceneries and small (or big) waterfalls on the way. 

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up and Drop by car/van.
  • 2 Night’s Standard Hotel in Kathmandu twin sharing basis with breakfast(on the arrival day and after the Trekking).
  • 2 night standard hotel in Pokhara.
  • All accommodations in lodges/Tea Houses During the Treks.
  • Farewell dinner in kathmandu.
  • Daily Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) and 3 cup tea/coffee per day during the Trekking.
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana, and grapes.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits & TIMS card.
  • Sleeping bag, Down jacket and Duffle bag. ( Refundable)
  • First aid kit will be Available.
  • Trekking T-shirt, Trekking map and Waterdrop.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and return back Pokhara to Kathmandu tourist bus ticket.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide with his Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Porter to carry your luggage, if you would like to take a porter it will cost USD 198/porter (Maximum luggage weight 20-25Kg)
  • International Airfare/Airport tax
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, WiFi, telephone calls, bar bills, alcoholic, cold drinks, hot showers, camera, and mobile battery charging.
  • Health and Travel Insurance.
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Altitude Graph

Additional Information

Everest Base Camp Trek

UPPER BODY

►Windproof/waterproof jacket. (1)

►Fleece jacket. (1)

 ►Shirts and t-shirts. ( 3/4 pairs)

►Down jacket. (1) (provided by Company)

►Raincoat. (1)

LOWER BODY

►Warm cotton long pants. (1/2 pairs)

►Waterproof pants. (1)

►Long thermal underwear. (2)

►Short underwear. (3/4 pec)

HEAD

►Sun hat or scarf. (1)

►Warm fleece hat. (1)

►Sunscreen sunblocks, and Lipbalms with UV protection.

►Sunglasses. (1/2 pairs)

FOOTWEAR

►Comfortable trekking boot.

►Thick shocks. (3/4 pairs)

►Light shocks. (3/4 Pairs)

►Camp shoes and sandals.

HAND

►Warm waterproof (gore-tex) gloves.

OTHER EQUIPMENT

►Basic First Aid Kit.

►Sleeping bag ( Provide by the company)

►Water Bottle

►Towel

►Day-pack or Backpack

►Swiss Knife

►Torchlight or Flashlight

►Hand Sanitizer

►Hiking Pole

►Smartphone or Compact Camera

►Power-bank

 

Travel Insurance

For everyone who will plan to Trek in Nepal, it is highly recommended that you get travel insurance that covers added expenses that might result due to various health issues, injuries or accidents (together with the ambulance, helicopter rescue, and other treatment costs). Your insurance policy should cover up the entire activities that you are planning to accomplish throughout your stay in Nepal.

In addition to this, the policy should also cover death, misplaced luggage, theft and liability, cancellations, medical treatment (counting hospital charges, cost of the medicine, doctor’s fees) as well as repatriation cost. Also, this trekking trail in Nepal takes you of 4,000 m above the altitude, therefore, you also need to ensure that your insurance policy covers treks that go over 4,000 m. 

We suggested that you buy your insurance policy from your home country before joining with us, where it is difficult buying a local travel insurance policy for foreigners in Nepal.

 

Meals And Accommodation

While you’re in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at a standard hotel (Arrival time and departure time). Your accommodation is at best local Lodge and Guest Houses where available. The Mountain local Lodges are clean and have comfortable beds. The Lodges are fairly basic and the room is spare with twin beds. Blankets are generally provided. There is a large dining hall and warmed fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted.

Eating is a big part of the Holiday. Traveling with Northern Trekking Team, you experience the vast array of wonderful Nepalese food, Italian, Thai, Chinese, and several local foods. While on the trek it will be on full board all 3 times meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, with Tea/Coffee) included in the package. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic special food during your trips. Generally, choose menu items are Nepalese meals (Dal Bhat), Tibetan fried bread, various types of soups, Momo’s (steamed dumplings), boiled and fried potatoes, kinds of pasta and even pizza. So, overall you have a different choice of foods on the trek. During this trek, you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same guest house.

 

Booking And Payment

You should book the service at least 15 days before the trek departure date. After you confirm your trip with us, you should be transferring us a photocopy of your passport or your personal information. The personal information you have to provide us your first name, middle name, and last name, passport number, date of birth, nationality, and gender. Importantly, you need to pay 20% of the total price in advance for the domestic flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process. You can pay the remaining balance before you start the trek.

 

Personal Expenses

How much money or cash you should be bringing with you depends on how you do the trip and the number of days you want to spend here in Nepal. Much also depends on your spending habits. Generally, you must have to take10 to 15 USD for spending your expenses, such as laundry, telephone calls, snacks, camera, and mobile battery charging. How much you will be spending during your trekking depends on the standard of the package you have purchased. 

 

Our Guides And Safety

Our guides are fully trained and licensed from Nepal Government Tourism Department, certified by TAAN & Nepal Mountaineering Association.

All our Trekking Guides are professionals with decades of experience in this field of adventure. They are trained specially for specified and various trips, to cater to the flexible requirement of our clients from different nationalities, this will assure you that your trip will be enjoyable and in the safe hands of professional experts.

On every trip, will be one Trek leader and an assistance leader on each additional 7 peoples in the group on treks, this arrangement would ensure that even if any of our guide/ assistance guides gets sick or clients may get sick and need to be evacuated or staying behind from the walks, it wills still works smoothly and there would non-impact with our original trek plan. 

Every 7 trekkers will have one Sherpa helper for carrying your trekking bags.

 

Caring Porter

Our porter is fully strong, helpful and friendly. Their salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation, and Insurance on each trip with us. As you know that we are very trustworthy and polite, while on trek thus we make sure that our porter is fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with the International Porter Progress Association for the welfare and benefit of trekking porters. 

The maximum load carried by our porter minimum 20 to 25 KG maximum so be sure that your trekking bag is not more than the above figure.

 

High Altitude

This is a high altitude journey and elevation starts from low 1,570 m to 4,130 m high, where symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) might occur due to dry air, cold wind, and less oxygen. Generally, Khopra Trek one needs to be in good physical with sound health to avoid other medical complication on the route the journey, just follow our guide he will advise and suggestion which keeps and makes you feel secure to enjoy this fabulous adventure with us.

 

Best Time To Visit Nepal

Three best seasons for the trek to Khopra. Generally, the main trails are having with trekkers in the two regions, we suggest you join in at the right time of the year as far as possible.

 

Things To Know Before Trekking

The main flow of foreign visitors in Nepal is for trekking from moderate to adventurous or challenging treks, the most important is choosing the right trip as per your duration of holiday and fitness, for Annapurna Himalayan trekking adventure one needs to be in sound health and physically fit.

On booking with our preparation of fitness required like walking-jogging-Jumba-aerobic at least fifteen days before your departure from the home country.

Please send us your dietary list and medical history report so that we can arrange well in advance respectively. Book the ticket from home for Kathmandu, Nepal to reach at least two days ahead and earlier from trek departure with much space in Kathmandu after the trek, this allows you with more time in Nepal to enjoy the culture and heritage sites of Nepal.

 

If you are wondering about how to obtain a Nepal visa, then the easiest way to obtain it is at the Tribhuwan International Airport upon your arrival in Nepal or else at the immigration entry point if you are entering through the border of India or Tibet.

Note: There are few countries namely Nigeria, Ghana, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Cameroon, Swaziland, Iraq, Ethiopia, Liberia, Palestine, etc. People from these countries do not get a visa from the immigration entry points of Nepal.)

 

Passport & Visa Information

What do you need to obtain A Nepal visa?

If you are thinking of taking a visa at the airport or immigration entry point, the following are your requirements:

  • A valid passport (The passport should have a validity of at least six months)
  • You should fill the application form for a visa available at airport or immigration entry points.
  • Two passport size photos
  • Visa fees should be paid in cash.

Entry points to Nepal

  • Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
  • Eastern Nepal – Kakarvitta, Jhapa
  • Central Nepal – Birjung, Parsa
  • Northern Border – Kodari, Sindhupalchowk
  • Western – Rupandehi (Belhiya, Bhairahawa)
  • Mid-western – Banke (Jamuna, Nepalgunj)
  • Far western – Kailali (Mohana, Dhangadhi) / Kanchanpur (Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar)

Visa Fees

  • USD 25 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days.
  • USD 40 or equivalent convertible currency for 30 days.
  • USD 100 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days.
  • For the tourist of SAARC nationals, free visa up to 30 days.
  • Visa is not required for Indian nationals. However, if they enter Nepal via air, they will have to show a valid identification certificate (passport/ citizenship certificate). Children under the age of 10 do not need to show an identification certificate.

Visa Extension

  • If you want to extend the visa for 15 days or less, visa extension charge is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency
  • If you want to extend the visa for more than 15 days, USD 2 will be charged per day after 15 days. However, the visa can be extended maximum up to 150 days in a visa year (Visa year refers to the year starting January to December.)

Transit Visa

When a foreigner has to get down at Nepalese airport as a result of his/her transit point or due to any force landing for whatever the reason, the foreigner can obtain a transit visa for a day after paying USD 5 or any other currency equivalent.

Other General Information

  • Entering into Nepal or staying in Nepal without a valid visa is illegal.
  • A tourist visa can be obtained either through the Nepalese embassy or consulate or other mission offices in your nation or at the immigration entry points in Nepal listed above.
  • Visa once issued cannot be amended and the visa fees are non-refundable.
  • You should pay the Nepal visa fees in cash. A credit card or cheque is not acceptable.
  • Visa charges are not applicable for children under 10 years of age, however, they must obtain a valid visa.
  • If you are obtaining a new passport or travel document, you are advised to contact the Immigration Department for the document transfer.
  • Always carry your passport and trekking permit while on trekking.
  • Some of the areas are restricted for filming. Therefore, be careful not to do the activities that are strictly prohibited.
  • The culture, tradition, and sentiments of Nepalese people should be respected. Do not perform any activities that would hurt their sentiments.
  • Do not perform any activities that would lead to moral turpitude.

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Khopra Ridge Trek

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