Duration: 14 Days
Departure From: Kathmanud
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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Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel:
Day 02.Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (200 Kilometers west of Kathmandu) - 6 Hours:
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk:
Day 04: Ghandruk to Tadapani (2,590m) 3-4 hours:
Day 05: Tadapani to Bayeli Kharka (3,420m): 5- 6 hours:
Day 06: Bayeli Kharka to Upper Chistibung (2,975m) 4-5 hours:
Day 07: Trek to Khopra Ridge (3,660m): 3-4 hours:
Day 08: Rest day in Khopra Ridge: Tour of Khaire Lake (4500m): 10-11 hours:
Day 9: Trek to Swanta Village (2,200m): 5 hours:
Day 10: Trek to Ghorepani- 4 hours:
Day 11: Trek to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Hille (1475m) - 5 Hours:
Day 12: Trek from Hille to Nayapul (1050m.) via Birethanti and drive to Pokhara - 4 Hours:
Day 13.Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (6 Hours):
Day 14: Transfer to the airport for your departure:
Includes and Excludes
- 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
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.
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.