Khopra Ridge Trek
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Khopra Ridge Trek Summary
- Khopra Ridge Trek Duration: 7 Days
- High Altitude: 4,620m / 15,158 feet
- Trekking Hours: 6 hours
- Hiking Group-Size: 1 – 14 People
- Foods on Hiking: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Best Time for Khopra: March, April, May, October, November and December
- Trip Mode: Community Based Lodges
- Transportation: Bus, Jeep, Plane
The Khopra Ridge trek is a relatively new and off-the-beaten-path trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is becoming increasingly popular among trekkers who want to experience a unique and less crowded trekking experience.
The Khopra Ridge trek is a relatively new and less crowded trekking route, offering a more peaceful and immersive trekking experience. The trail is well off the beaten path, allowing trekkers to experience the natural beauty and serenity of the region without the crowds. Additionally, a hike to Khopra via Mulde Peak is a unique and rewarding trekking experience that provides a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and off-the-beaten-path adventure.
The Khopra Ridge trek offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, as well as the surrounding valleys and lush forests. The highlight of the trek is the scenic view of the Annapurna South, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, and Hiunchuli peaks from the Khopra Ridge viewpoint.
Likewise, a trek to Khopra takes you through diverse landscapes, including lush forests, alpine meadows, and high-altitude deserts. You will also trek through the beautiful Khopra Danda ridge, which offers stunning views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. In addition, Mulde peak is another top viewpoint that offers similar scenery as we walk through the forest of blooming colorful Rhododendrons and bamboo.
Khopra route takes you through several traditional villages, where you can interact with the local people and learn about their culture and way of life. The trek also includes a visit to the holy Khayer Lake, which is considered sacred by the local people.
How much does for Khopra Ridge Trek Package Cost?
The cost of the Khopra Ridge trek package with a Guide’s owned local agency Gokyo Treks ranges between US$ 380 to US$ 599. Typically, in the package cost includes transportation, a guide, porters, hotels and food accommodation and hiking permits, facilities.
We also offer a special discount deal for a group leader. For example, if you could bring 10+ travelers (except you) on your trip, you are treated as a group leader. So you can hike khopra hill for free of cost.
However, we often arrange khopra danda private trips in order to avoid group tours with strangers. A private tour gives you a better experience on your hikes. If you value personalization, flexibility, and in-depth experiences, a private trip customized to your personal needs will be the best option.
It is the standard trip package price for a week’s trek. If you are 2 people, khopra trek costs 498 for 7 days given the trekking plan. We can modify the trek route and the prices as per your desire. Here is the price list for the Khopra treks.
Price Per Person for 7 days hikes in the south Annapurna territory.
|Number of Tourist||Price Per Person|
|1 Person||US$ 599|
|2 Person||US$ 498|
|3 Person||US$ 498|
|4 to 6 person||US$ 460|
|7 to 9 Person||US$ 415|
|10 and more than 10 Person||US$ 380|
If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly check on the cost given on a tab button.
Khopra ridge trek itinerary details
This Khopra ridge trekking is a classic in the wilderness trek route 6 nights 7 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The particular route is designed for world explorers who wish to hike in a more relaxed manner. take a look at this itinerary. However for travelers who wish to do Khayar Lake quickly but are walking with limited time wise then ask us for a tailor-made itinerary.1 DayDrive from Kathmandu to New Bridge (1,050m), 7-8 hours. Trek to Sudame (1,160m/3,806 feet), 2 hours
The scenic drive from Kathmandu to New Bridge takes you about seven to eight hours roughly but it depends on the traffic jam. During the drive, you can see typical villages, the Trishuli River, Marshyangdi Valley, and more passing via the Trishuli highway. An express drive from Kathmandu to Nayapool starts around 6-7 am from the Gongabhu New Bus Park station every morning.
Hike about 25 minutes to reach Birethanti where the Annapurna conservation office is located. After ACAP & TIMS permit check, we ascend our journey to Sudame village after our long day drive. Little stretching of the body and legs by walking for about two hours makes you have a more comfortable and good sleep. It is an easy day trekking passing through several small villages and settlements. Afterward, we ascend gently down to the final destination of the day where we find a guest house to sleep overnight.
Optional flight [extra cost]: In the morning, you can drive to Kathmandu domestic airport to fly to Pokhara (9,00m/2,953 feet). Flying to Pokhara takes about 25 minutes roughly experiencing with majestic Annapurna Mountain range. As soon as we land at Pokhara airport, we take a private vehicle and drive further to Nayapul. The drive-through private taxi takes about 90 minutes roughly.
Take a warm breakfast and ascend your journey to Tikhedunga with an easy uphill about two hours. We ascend stone stairs for the first 2 hours and 30 minutes and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti.
During the journey, you will see a good view of Machhapuchhare known as Mount Fish Tail (6997m.), mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), and as well as Annapurna (7219m) south. Now, our trail is quite easier passing through Rhododendron and shadowy trees and ascending gently up to the final camp at Ghorepani village.
At early morning, hike up to Poon Hill (3220m.) station to enjoy the sunrise view over the Annapurna massive ie: Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m.), Tukuche Peak (6,920m.), Nilgiri (6,940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7,847m). Likewise, Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7,525m.), Annapurna II (7,937m.), Lamjung Himal (6,931m.) etc.
Walk downhill to Ghorepani and ascend uphill to Deurali through the Rhododendron forest. Continue ascending and descending gradually under a forest before reaching Upper Chistibung. The beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom.
After breakfast, we cross a stream and start to ascend all the way to Khopra ridge. Roughly 30 minutes up from Dobato Hotel is Mulde Peak, a scenic hill station, that offers a majestic view of Mountains in a row. Hike Mulde Peak located on the foothill of Annapurna South has fewer visitors comparing poon hill. From Dobato it is a one-day trek to Khopra on the edge sitting above the Kali Gandaki valley. Furthermore, you can pass beautiful rhododendron and oak trees along the way. The lodges are community-based and provide internet and telephone facilities.
Having a good breakfast, we take our packed lunch and leave for the Khayer Lake trek. Holy Khayer Lake is a pilgrimage destination and is worshiped by Hindu pilgrimage people. According to the hearsay, sacred khayar is the adobe of goddess Khair Barahi. You will have an almost grand view of Annapurna south and a fishtail from this pure natural adventure trip. Goat and Sheep sacrifice ceremonies take place there during the full moon week in July. Furthermore, the yak blood drinking festival in khayer baraha area is equally popular. The trail mostly gradually ascends but gets very steep during the last hour before reaching the Lake. Return to khopra guest house for overnight stay.
We walk all the way downhill to Tatopani hot spring. As you descend down into the valley, you’ll pass through tiny villages and terraces. At Tatopani, you’ll find a natural hot spring (swimming pool) for bath open to the public.
We can drive out to Pokhara city with an available local Bus/Jeep ride on a sharing basis. A private jeep is also possible for paying an extra cost (book a cheaper jeep directly). As we have a very good road, it takes around 2 hours to reach Beni Bazaar. Continue to drive back to Phewa lakeside in Pokhara town. If a traveler wishes to drive to Pokhara town then all accommodation and food cost is extra. Transfer to stay overnight in a hotel in Pokhara town. Trip finish.
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How much does the Khopra Ridge trek package price?
Besically, 6 nights 7 days Khopra ridge trek package price US$ 498 is the standard trek price on double occupancy basis. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding the bus reduces the trip expenses.
For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare, 3-5 star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu & Pokhara with breakfast. Likewise, room with attached toilet/bathroom on possible places en route. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGE PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.
Khopra trek package price includes:-
- Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Nayapool and from Tatopani to Pokhara as per the given plan.
- Pokhara to Kathmandu night tourist bus transfer for guide and porters.
- 6 Breakfast, 7 Lunch, and 6 Dinner during the Khopra hill and Mulde peak trek
- Guest house basis accommodation while on khopra trekking days.
- Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Nayapool and from Tatopani to Pokhara as per the given plan.
- Fully escorted trek with an English-speaking license holder local guide and every 2 guests = 1 Porter basis (each porter will carry a maximum of 24 kilos of tourist backpacks).
- Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Khopra danda treks.
- Bus Return transfer from Tatopani to Beni and from Beni to Kathmandu after the trek.
- Insurance, Food and accommodation, and salary of Nepali trekking guide and porters.
- Seasonal fruits like apples and pomegranates as a dessert after dinner for khopra trekking.
- Agency’s duffel bag (50 liters capacity), and trek poles if Necessary – return after the trek.
- First aid medical kit including Oximeter to check your Oxygen level, Pulse rate to monitor every day to save from high altitude risk.
- Updated Khopra trek map & trek certificate – keep them as a souvenirs.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.
Mulde Peak and Khopra Ridge trek package price does not include:-
- Nepal entry visa fees
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trekking.
- Tourist personal trekking equipment’s .
- -10 comfort fresh Sleeping bag rental cost per piece US$ 2 per day.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks, and bar bills.
- Travel Insurance which covers emergency rescue, evacuation, personal loss, or damage.
- Donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Kathmandu to Pokhara airfare and also Pokhara to Kathmandu flight fare
- Kathmandu international airport transfer and hotel reservation in Kathmandu/Pokhara.
- Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize a private Khopra ridge and Mulde peak trek starting on any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
|10 Sept, 2023 – 16 Sept, 2023||Available||498|
|20 Sept, 2023 – 26 Sept, 2023||Available||498|
|05 Oct, 2023 – 11 Oct, 2023||Available||498|
|10 Oct, 2023 – 16 Oct, 2023||Available||498|
|20 Oct, 2023 – 26 Oct, 2023||Available||498|
|25 Oct, 2023 – 01 Nov, 2023||Available||498|
|05 Nov, 2023 – 11 Nov, 2023||Available||498|
|10 Nov, 2023 – 16 Nov, 2023||Available||498|
|20 Nov, 2023 – 26 Nov, 2023||Available||498|
|05 Dec, 2023 – 11 Dec, 2023||Available||498|
|20 Dec, 2023 – 26 Dec, 2023||Available||498|
|01 Feb, 2024 – 06 Feb, 2024||Available||498|
|10 Feb, 2024 – 16 Feb, 2024||Available||498|
|20 Feb, 2024 – 26 Feb, 2024||Available||498|
|10 Mar, 2024 – 16 Mar, 2024||Available||498|
|20 Mar, 2024 – 26 Mar, 2024||Available||498|
|25 Mar, 2024 – 31 Mar, 2024||Available||498|
|05 Apr, 2024 – 11 Apr, 2024||Available||498|
|01 Apr, 2024 – 06 Apr, 2024||Available||498|
|10 Apr, 2024 – 16 Apr, 2024||Available||498|
|20 Apr, 2024 – 26 Apr, 2024||Available||498|
|25 Apr, 2024 – 01 May, 2024||Available||498|
|10 May, 2024 – 16 May, 2024||Available||498|
|20 May, 2024 – 26 May, 2024||Available||498|
Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.
Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Limited – Only few space available
Question: Do I need the experience to hike Khopra Ridge?
Answer: Actually not. It is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours daily with a lightweight daypack.
Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your flight details. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Can I store my luggage/stuff in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office for free.
Question: Is Khopra trekking Safe for Solo Female Trekkers?
Answer: Absolutely. Nepal is a safe country to travel to for solo travelers; Khopra and Mude viewpoint trek is perfectly safe for solo female trekkers. We have been organizing the trek even for solo female travelers since its establishment.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on the Khopra treks?
Answer: We provide you with tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect on this trek?
Answer: All the lodges along with the khopra trekking, have attached restaurants. They cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, rice, bread, soups, and fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.
Question: What opportunities will I have a shower?.
Answer: The guest houses offer hot and cold showers. You can get it by paying an extra cost.
Question: How do I get drinking water on khopra danda lodge trek route?.
Answer: In khopra trek route, there are some lodges where you can buy bottled mineral water – pure water to drink. But however, we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, bring AQUA tabs to purify the normal water as the normal water is available everywhere en route.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: Tourists can recharge the battery at the guest houses. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters!
Question: Are there any communication facilities on khopra lodge trek?.
Answer: Yes, you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Khayar Lake Trek?
Answer: No! So, for the hiking trail, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?.
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last-minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 10% advance deposit of the total trip price in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the remaining part of the payments pay on your arrival in Nepal.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on Khopra trek?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries a maximum of 24 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12-kilo backpacks of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances every single day. However, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Are there possibility to hire a expert professional guide for Khopra ridge trekking?.
Answer: Yes of course. If you are travelling in a tight budget for Khopra trekking and have no wish to book the complete full board package trek, you can hire our expert local guide to make your holiday tour safer. Email to us to get a cost quotation for a local guide hiring in details.
Question: Do I need walking poles?
Answer: It is better to hike with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your trek.
Khopra ridge trek Highlights
- Watch the majestic Mountains panorama from Mulde peak – Mulde hill station.
- Visit Annapurna Himalayas to see mountain range within 160 deg angle
- Cultivated terrace, superb views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail & more.
- Natural hot springs and nice waterfalls along the trek routes
- Gurung and Poon Magar ethnic groups and their local lifestyles.
Notes for Khopra visitors:
The Khopra trek information stated above is just a guideline. However, the trip plan is possible to revise on your requirements to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.
It is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. When a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
What makes Khopra ridge trek special?
The Khayar Lake trek is less crowded than some of the other treks in the Annapurna region, providing a more peaceful and immersive experience. You can enjoy the natural beauty and serenity of the region without the hustle and bustle of other popular trekking routes.
We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. First safety and satisfaction is our prime concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well-trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
Khopra Ridge Trek Review
Khopra Ridge trek w/ Ram (guide) and Dependra (porter)
My adult son and I just finished (April 20-26) our trek with this company. I cannot say enough good things about them. Ammar, the owner, responded very quickly to my initial inquiry and from that moment forward he was very helpful and responsive to all of my questions.
He coordinated all of our transportation and lodging from the moment of arrival at the airport. Our guide, Ram, met me at the airport and rescued me from the chaos of Kathmandu. The trek itself was simply amazing. I will carry this experience with me for the rest of my life. The culture and scenery of the Annapurna region are unlike anything I have ever seen.
Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions about the trek as well as Nepali life, in general. Our porter, Dependra, was also fantastic. If you are considering trekking in Nepal you simply cannot go wrong by choosing Gokyo Treks and Expeditions. The entire staff is supremely professional, friendly and competent. They are wonderful ambassadors for the trekking industry and for Nepal.
Dhanyabad, Gokyo Treks and Expeditions!
Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal
Thank you Criag Blair for your time to review Khopra ridge trek with Gokyo Treks agency. We are hoping to serve you gain for your next trip in Nepal Himalayas in a near future.
The Khopra Ridge Trek
I was looking for a serious partner to organize my journey. I found some recommendations for Gokyo Treks and Expedition in a website and i contacted Ammar. Immediately i got answers to my questions , I had some. All answers were very precise and clear, all prices were shown, nothing is hidden.
I got several ideas of trekking itinerary and I was completely convinced that Ammar’s Agency is the best partner for me. The guide and porter were well choosen and a super team, the trekking was full of fun. Also the home stay in Ammar’s house I will recommend. Quiet and comfortable, hospitality you wont find somewhere else. If I will (yes I will) come back to Nepal Ammar and his team will be my partner again.
I can strongly recommend them ! Thank you, Ammar, team and family, to make my feel warmly welcome. Come as a guest, leave as a friend.
Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal
Thank you Dieter for your time to review Khopra Ridge Trek with us. We are very much hoping to serve you again for your next trip to the Himalayas.
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|No. of people||Price Per Person|
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|10 +||USD 380|
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