• Khopra Ridge Trek of the Annapurna region

Khopra Ridge Trek of the Annapurna region

 
  • Days: 14
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Overview

Trip facts

Duration: 14 Days

Activities: Trekking

Departure From: Kathmanud

Country: Nepal

Region: Annapurna

Price: USD 1,050

 

Khopra Danda Trek or Khopra Ridge Trek is one of the superlative treks in Annapurna region having all the topography of a common trekking as well as exploring villages, flora, and fauna with panoramic Himalayan sights. This is one of the new trekking trails which was opened a bit earlier but had no accommodation what so ever other than camping. But now this trekking trail has lodging and tea house where you can rest and enjoy the natural environment.

Khopra Danda Trek - located away from the demanding trails of Annapurna region. You probably would spend 4 nights here in Khopra Ridge Community lodge which was opened by the villagers which are also funding to indigenous people and boosting their economy. The sights you get from this region is mesmerizing views of like Mount Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Annapurna South (7129 m) and Nilgiri (7061 m).

We the Accent Himalaya had designed this Khopra Ridge Trek itinerary for 15 days including sightseeing Kathmandu. Our actual trek to Khopra Ridge begins from a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and later take a short ride to Nayapul.  Then we will begin our trekking heading towards Ghandruk (people living there are mostly from the Gurung community). From there, after continued trekking for five days, we head to Tadopani, where we will be spending a night in one of the community lodgings in this remote village. We then finally reach Khopra Ridge (3600 m) which is slightly higher than Poon Hill (3210 m).

From there we will be heading down to Ghorepani through Swata village. From here we will retrace back following the same route we came from. Then from Pokhara, we either take a vehicle or a flight (depends on the travelers choice) back to Kathmandu.

This trekking is perfect during spring and autumn but we the Accent Himalaya can arrange this trek all year round as this trek isn’t that strenuous. We the Accent Himalaya as being a well known local company has adjusted the itinerary focusing on every aspect of the clients need on the route. If this itinerary does not fit your schedule, then we will surely arrange different one according to your choice.

Please feel free to email or contact us to know more about this Khopra Danda Trek or Khopra Ridge Trek.

Here we list you our detailed itinerary for our Khorpa Ridge Trek:

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel:

Our representative will be waiting for your after your landing at Tribhuwan INT'L Airport, Kathmandu. After your arrival, our representative will pick up you and drop to your respective hotel. In the evening, we will host a welcome dinner with delicious and traditional Nepalese cuisine.

Day 02.Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (200 Kilometers west of Kathmandu) - 6 Hours:

Early in the morning, we catch a tourist bus to Pokhara driving along the Prithvi Highway - onside of Trisuli and Marsyangdi River. We will see the amazing views of green landscapes, farm fields, and laughing mountain range. Our bus will stop for two or three times for snacks and lunch. After reaching Pokhara, we will see the amazing views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. We also visit the lakeside of Pokhara.

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk:

We take our breakfast and take a short drive to Nayapul. We start our first trek step to Ghandruk, hub of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP)

 

Day 04: Ghandruk to Tadapani (2,590m) 3-4 hours:

From Ghandruk, we will see the astonishing views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, and Himchuli. We continue to trek from Ghandruk upwards through the Deurali and into the Dense Rhododendron forests. We reach Tadapani after short trek further. From Tadapani, we can enjoy the views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna and Himchuli Himalayas. We also see the Tibetans in the village those selling things to tourist.

Day 05: Tadapani to Bayeli Kharka (3,420m): 5- 6 hours:

From here, we leave the main trail and follow a new trail to the remote area of Annapurna region. We continue our trek along the beautiful rhododendron and oak forest upward. We will descend down and after passing several clearing with abandoned shacks, we will reach bigger ridge top clearing to Dobato. We continue to ascend up to reach the day destination - Bayeli Kharka, which provide the amazing views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, the seventh highest mountain in the world.

Day 06: Bayeli Kharka to Upper Chistibung (2,975m) 4-5 hours:

We take our breakfast and start to trek descending through the open ground and beautiful forest that brings us to lower Chistibung. Then we again ascend up gradually through a forest before reaching upper Chistibung. On our way, few lucky people may see the colorful Lophophorus (Danphe) - the National Bird of Nepal.

Day 07: Trek to Khopra Ridge (3,660m): 3-4 hours:

Today we will be going to make the final destination of our trekking journey. We walk on a steep above the tree line through alpine meadows and pastures to reach Khopra Danda. Upon reaching Khopra, we make a short trek to Khopra ridge - viewpoint - from where we admire the shining and laughing Annapurna South and far flowing Kali Gandaki in the world deepest valley. We also admire stunning mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri (blue peaks) and others.

Day 08: Rest day in Khopra Ridge: Tour of Khaire Lake (4500m): 10-11 hours:

 

Today we stay at Khopra Ridge and spend time while exploring the whole region. We visit the Khaire Lake and attain excellent views of mountains. Khaire lake is a sacred lake to the Hindus. We also see the shrines on the side of the lake of both Hindus and Buddhist as the Hinduism and Buddhism are intricately related in Nepal.

 

Day 9: Trek to Swanta Village (2,200m): 5 hours:

Today we descend down and down off the hillside and steep trails. On the way to descending trails, we admire the stunning views of mountain ranges.

 

Day 10: Trek to Ghorepani- 4 hours:

We take our breakfast on teahouse and continue to trek down to Chitre and up to Ghorepani - another popular trekking route. We here can admire the views of Mt. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.

Day 11: Trek to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Hille (1475m) - 5 Hours:

Today we follow the trails of Ghorepani trekking route heading to Poon Hill to enjoy the views of the Himalayas including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Annapurna III (7855 m), Machhapuchhre (6993 m), Annapurna IV (7525 m), Annapurna II (7937 m), Varaha Shikhar (7847 m), Tukuche Peak (6920 m), Lamjung Himal (6931 m), Nilgiri (6940 m) and others. 

Here we take our breakfast and continue to trek towards Hille through the rhododendron and oak forest up to Bhanthanti - a small village where some shops and teahouses are settled. After descending to Ulleri, Gurung settlements from the views of Annapurna South, Machhapuchre and Himchuli seem to be pieces of heaven. We again descend down on steeply trails to Tikhedhunga passing through the terraces and robust village. We reach Hille after crossing Tikhedhunga in short.

Day 12: Trek from Hille to Nayapul (1050m.) via Birethanti and drive to Pokhara - 4 Hours:

Our trekking exclusively ends today after reaching Nayapul from where we drive to Pokhara. Gradually descending trails follow the Bhurung Khola all the way to Birethanti. After reaching here, we now cross the suspension bridge over the Modi Khola and make a short trek to arrive at Nayapul. We catch a bus from Nayapul and return back to Pokhara.

Day 13.Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (6 Hours):

We will catch a tourist bus from Pokhara early in the morning and drive to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we will celebrate the farewell and succession of the trek with dinner in the evening. Also, we share photos and some memories!

Day 14: Transfer to the airport for your departure:

Today we are going to be separated by unforgettable moments and memories. Our representative will drop you to Tribhuwan Int’l airport before 3 hours to your booked flight. However, if you want to explore more - we are always on your side.

Includes and Excludes

What's Included

  • Tourist bus transportation from  Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • Fly from Jomsom - Pokhara
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast at a Hotel in Pokhara 
  • 3 Meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • English speaking, well trained and experienced trekking guides, assistant guide(s) as per the group size and support team for luggage
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (if needed)
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • Annapurna Conservation Park Permits fee
  • TIMS Fee (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Not Include in the Cost

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc)
  • Porters in needed
  • Tips for guides and porters

Trip Note

 

Accommodation for Khopra Ridge Trek

Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu, standard hotels (rated 2-3 stars) will be provided (for 4 nights). However, if you are willing to pay more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels.

But once you set out for Annapurna Khopra Ridge Trekking, normal lodges or Teahouse will be arranged where you get a normal bed and pillow. A few lodges have electric lights but others rely on candle lights or lanterns. Nevertheless, there will be a good provision of food. All the lodges are booked prior to your trekking but in some cases, they cannot be booked in advance. In such a case, you need to show willingness since it is an adventurous trekking and some facilities are limited on the high mountains.

Meals and Drinks on Annapurna Khopra Ridge Trek

All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination. We recommend you to carry water purification pills along with you as normal water will be provided free of cost. If you wish to drink bottled water, they are available in the shop and tea houses. However, bottled water and liquors are not included in the package. 

Best Season to Travel

The best Seasons for traveling in Nepal are spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). Trips can also be arranged during winter upon request. However, the cold environment might not be suitable for all. Because of scorching heat, and monsoon with melting snow, we don’t recommend you for trekking in the months of June, July, and August. 

Luggage/Backpack on Khopra Ridge Trek

During your trek, your main luggage will be carried by our porters and you will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.

Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.

Guide/Porter on Trek

Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced trekking guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your trek. We have the best provision of very loyal and honest porters who will carry 20 kg from two tourists (10 kg each). If you are trekking in a bigger group (more than 10 people in a group), we will provide you an additional guide.

Group Size, Guide, and Crew Member

Accent Himalaya organizes Annapurna Khopra Ridge Trekking from a minimum of a single person to maximum of 12 people in a group at once. However, larger groups trek can be arranged by splitting the groups. One guide is provided for up to 6 trekkers and 2 guides are provided up to 16 trekkers. One porter is provided for 2 trekkers. The guide will be in the same hotel or lodge where you are accommodated but porter might be placed somewhere else during your trip.

Personal Expenses on Trek

A personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available at some places) tips to the guide and porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $ 25). Tips to the guide and porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.

Gears Available in Kathmandu

All the necessary gears required for the trek are available in Kathmandu at a reasonable price or even you can hire them. Hence, you don’t have to spend a large amount of money for your trip preparation in your home country.

A Typical Day on Trek

On a usual day, you are required to walk for 4-6 hours every day. After having breakfast, you will set out for the day’s walk for 3-4 hours until midday and stop for lunch. After lunch, you continue to your destination. The after lunch walk is comparatively shorter and can reach the destination within next couple of hours. On some particular days, you will get to reach your destination at lunchtime and after that, you can take rest and enjoy the remaining hours. After reaching your destination of the day, you can relax, stretch your body, take a shower, read some books, roam around or even play cards in a group.

Our Greetings at Airport

We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your Khopra Ridge Trekking with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the Customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide. 

Itinerary and Possible Changes on it

Our normal Itinerary includes 14 days package for Khopra Ridge Trek which is the most usual and practical. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you managed further schedule, you want to exclude those days for our service and just want us to help you with the trekking part, upon your request, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary and let you know about the final cost for the trip.

Also, you can extend or shorten your trek if you feel it’s necessary with consulting our guide on the way to your destination. We recommend you to finish the trek within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall at any time.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation

Health, Safety, and Security of the clients are always our top most priority. So, In case of a serious sickness or any mishaps, while you are on Khopra Ridge Trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or you have to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip and please visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.

Booking and Payment

You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Khopra Ridge Trek along with a photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have the option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you, then we will forward the details of payment.

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