Khopra Ridge Trek
Khopra ridge trek is one of the most exotic and interesting off the beaten trek route in Annapurna. It is a great alternative to the more popular Ghorepani trek, taking you higher still to another great viewpoint of the Annapurnas.
We design Khopra trek itinerary is for 8 or 9 days for your reference but we can extend or reduce on itinerary according to your wish. The average Khopra danda weather is similar to poon hill. You can find kopra ridge map either in our website or on google. Crazy khopra danda trek itinerary is best for all age people to visit.
Annapurna khopra trekking is totally isolated and new promoted trek route best for trekkers who want to escape from the crowded areas to explore Annapurna region. Khopra ridge trek is one of the best wilderness treks takes you into the heart of the Annapurna with the magnificent and incomparable views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
khayar lake trek is off the beaten trek Pass through the traditional villages, lush forest, you will enjoy the views of the Annapurna massif from Khopra ridge, sacred Khayar Barahi Lake 4,500m/14,760 ft offers an event for Yak blood drinking festival. Furthermore, it is the best trek to get sunrise and sunset view in a row on Annapurna massive.
As you are hiking poon hill located at an altitude of 3,220m/10,562 ft, a famous place to see the sunrise over the Annapurna range was worth every grueling step it took to get there. We can walk through the forest of blooming colorful rhododendrons, bamboos and takes us through the villages of Gurung and Magar ethnics.
Mt. Annapurna 1st, 8th tallest mountains on earth is one of the most magnificent peaks in the world can be seen from Poon Hill. Trek to khopra is more interesting in spring as the whole forest along the trail turns red, pink and white with rhododendron flowers. Trek to the khayar lake is possible to do in any time except in winter (January and February) throughout the year.
Khopra ridge trek itinerary details
This is a classic off the beaten trek route 8 or 9 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 than take a look at this itinerary. However for travelers who wish to do Khayar Lake quickly but are walking with limited time wise than ask us for tailor-made itinerary.Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
At morning but after breakfast, you can drive to Kathmandu domestic airport to fly to Pokhara. Flying to Pokhara takes about 25 minutes roughly. During the flight journey, you can experience with majestic Annapurna Mountain range.
As soon as we land in Pokhara airport, we take a private vehicle and drive further to Nayapul. The drive by private taxi takes about 90 minutes roughly. Hike about 45 minutes to reach Birethanti where the Annapurna conservation office is located. After check into our ACAP & TIMS permits, we ascend our journey to Tikhedhunga village. It is easy trekking passing through several small villages and settlements. Afterward, we ascend gently to the final destination of the day.
Today, we ascend steeply for the first 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. During the journey, you will see 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 ascends 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.) and other numerous snow-capped mountains in the morning. Walk downhill to Ghorepani and ascend uphill to Deurali through Rhododendron forest. Continues ascending and descending gradually through 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. Furthermore, you can pass beautiful rhododendron and oak trees along the way. The lodges are community based and provides internet and telephone facilities.
Having a good breakfast, we take our pack lunch and leave to Khayar lake. Khayar lake is a pilgrimage destination and 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 fishtail from here. Goat and Sheep sacrifice ceremonies take place there during the full moon week in July. Furthermore, yak blood drinking festival in khayar 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 and can stop for lunch or even spend an extra night in one of the village teahouses. At Tatopani, you’ll find a great hot spring for bath open to the public. Stay overnight at a guest house in Dobato.
We can drive out to Pokhara city by available local bus. Private jeep is also possible for paying an extra cost. Or a guest can pay private jeep cost directly. As we have a very good road, it takes around 2 hours to reach Beni Bazaar. As soon as you reach there, we can take a Micro Bus back to Kathmandu. The total drive from Beni bazar to Kathmandu takes about 8 hours roughly. Optional: If you wish to drive until Pokhara then for all accommodation and food cost is an extra. And the next day you can fly out (additional cost) to Kathmandu or drive out to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey!!!
How much does Khopra ridge trek cost?
9 nights 10 days Khopra ridge trek cost is USD 780 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. But of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. 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 star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and 2 star hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara (BB plan) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
Khopra trek cost includes:
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
- 2 nights twin sharing tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
- Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trek
- Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days.
- Tourist Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu as a round trip.
- Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
- Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trek Tours
- Pokhara Fewa lake side to Nayapool Bazaar transfer with private car/ taxi.
- Return transfer from Tatopani to Beni and from Besni to kathmandu by local bus transfer.
- Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
- Insurance of guide and porters.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
- A special gift from our company.
Cost Exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private khopra ridge trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Sept 10, 2019 – Sept 09, 2019
Sept 15, 2019 – Sept 24, 2019
Sept 20, 2019 – Sept 29, 2019
Sept 30, 2019 – Oct 09, 2019
Oct 05, 2019 – Oct 16, 2019
Oct 10, 2019 – Oct 19, 2019
Oct 15, 2019 – Oct 24, 2019
Oct 17, 2019 – Oct 26, 2019
Oct 20, 2019 – Oct 29, 2019
Oct 25, 2019 – Nov 03, 2019
Oct 30, 2019 – Nov 08, 2019
Nov 05, 2019 – Nov 14, 2019
Nov 10, 2019 – Nov 19, 2019
Nov 15, 2019 – Nov 24, 2019
Nov 20, 2019 – Nov 29, 2019
Nov 25, 2019 – Dec 04, 2019
Nov 30, 2019 – Dec 09, 2019
Dec 01, 2019 – Dec 09, 2019
Dec 05, 2019 – Dec 14, 2019
Dec 10, 2019 – Dec 19, 2019
Dec 20, 2019 – Dec 29, 2019
Feb 10, 2020 – Feb 19, 2020
Feb 20, 2020 – March 01, 2020
Feb 28, 2020 – March 09, 2020
March 10, 2020 – March 09, 2020
March 20, 2020 – March 29, 2020
March 25, 2020 – April 04, 2020
April 05, 2020 – April 14, 2020
April 20, 2020 – April 29, 2020
April 25, 2020 – May 04, 2020
May 05, 2020 – May 14, 2020
May 10, 2020 – May 19, 2020
May 15, 2020 – May 24, 2020
May 25, 2020 – June 04, 2020
June 01, 2020 – June 09, 2020
Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.
Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Limited – Only few space available
Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us with your flight’s details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need the experience to do Khopra ridge trek?
Answer: Actually not ! but it is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours daily with a lightweight daypack. For this trek, if you have about the little experience would be better.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Khopra ridge trek?
Answer: We provide you 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 to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in this trek?
Answer: All the guest houses along the khopra trekking, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, 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 for a shower along with khopra ridge trekking?
Answer: Tea house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.
Question: How do I get drinking water on Khayar lake lodge trekking?
Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters!
Question: Is there any communication facilities on Khayar lake 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 trekking routes, 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 is the payments 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 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on khopra ridge 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 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage 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 a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Is it possible to hire a professional trek guide? how to hire a local professional trek guide?
Answer: Yes of course! If you are not happy to go with the full board package trip, still you can hire our expert professional guide to make your holiday tour safer and better unforgettable. Visit guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.
Question: Do I need walking polls ?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Question: Is khopra ridge and khayar lake trek same ?
Answer: Yes ! Of course.
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 trek.
Khopra ridge trek Highlights
- Discover Annapurna Himalayas within 160 deg angle from poon hill station
- Cultivated terrace, excellent views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail & more.
- Natural hot spring and nice waterfalls along the trek routes
- Experience the Gurung and other ethnic groups and their local lives.
Khopra ridge trek Note:
As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what we provide you, however, the trip can be customized at your request 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. Where 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 ?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our 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 helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
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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. – Dieter Michael, ULM city, Germany
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.
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Trip Price : USD 780 Per Person
- Duration of trek: 8 Days
- Max Altitude: 4,620m/15,107 ft
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
- Group-Size: 2-25 People
- Best Time: Oct -May
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
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