Khopra Ridge Trek

Khopra Ridge Trek
  • Trip Grade
    Easy To Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    3660 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax 
  • Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Best Time
    March to May & Sept - Dec 
Featured Trip
All Inclusive Price: $1,090USD

Trip Overview

Ranked amongst the best treks, the Khopra Ridge Trek is one of the most scenic treks in the country. It has everything you need in a classic off-the-beaten-paths trekking route. The courses take you to the most beautiful trails across the ethnic settlements, amidst the natural wildlife, lush vegetation, and steep high mountains. The region brims with natural beauty as you see some of the remarkable views of the majestic peaks like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and Nilgiri, and many more. The Khopra ridge (3660 meters) that meets with the sapphire waters of the Kaire Lake is something you have never seen before.

The 14 days trek takes you into the famous village of Ghandruk, which lures you with the beguiling views of Mr. Machhapuchhre and Mt. Hiuchuli. The world’s deepest gorge, the Khopra Ridge trek, leaves you with the perfect opportunity to witness the magical mountains. The course further advances to the famous hill station of Poon Hill right before we ascend to the ridge. You begin the trip from the capital city of Nepal in Kathmandu and continue flying to the gorgeous cities of the lake in Pokhara. Right from Pokhara, we drive to Nayapul and look at the city’s natural landscapes ornamented with farmlands of mustards, rice, and rich vegetation. The contrasting farms under the clear blue skies set the seals on a pleasant experience.

We trek further to Birethanti, where you will be subjected to experience the native living of people in this area. The traditions and lifestyle of a remote location are something one would not see every day; hence, a trek life is all about! The Himalayan peaks are ready to meet you on your arrival at Ghandruk. The ivory mountains are the most beautiful to witness, and their encompassment into the trekking trail makes the trekking journey brilliant. The region’s landscape is like a picturesque portrait incorporating an incredible Himalayan tapestry in the background. The ridge trek is a soul-satisfying experience that is undoubtedly unforgettable. A relatively newer trek is suitable for most beginners as it is a moderate trip that can be carried on easily. We see many small rivers, water bodies in their natural flow. Visiting Kaire Lake via the Khopra ridge presents us with the ethereal cliffs of the Fang Mountains. The stunning mountains that illuminate at dusk have a mystical feel to their individuality, indeed a region’s beauty.

We invite you to be a part of this fantastic experience to know yourself and test your true abilities. The Khopra Ridge Trek is a marvelous experience that lets you enjoy a less populated trek as you enjoy your trip to the mountains. The isolation of the trekking trail makes the Khopra Ridge Trek preferable to trekkers who want to experience a secluded journey into the remote terrains of the Annapurna region.

If you are looking for a similar experience, we also have another Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek package similar to the Khopra Ridge Trekking. Meanwhile, you can also opt for the Annapurna Base Camp trek if you feel you need a trip to the tenth highest mountain in the world. We prepare custom trips and itineraries that suit your needs and ensure you have the most fantastic time in the mountains!


Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and preparation for the Trek

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m/2985ft) Duration: 6 hours

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1,920m), Duration: 5 hours

Day 05: Ghandruk to Tadapani (2,590m), Duration: 4 hours

Day 06: Tadapani to Bayerka Kharka (3,420m) Duration: 5 - 6 hours

Day 07: Bayerka Kharka to Upper Chistibung (2,975m) Duration: 4 hours

Day 08: Upper Chistibung to Khopra Ridge (3,660m), Duration: 3 hours

Day 09: Visit to the Kaire Lake from Khopra Ridge

Day 10: Trek to Swanta Village (2,200m) Duration: 5 hours

Day 11: Trek to Ulleri (2,050m) Duration: 5 – 6 hours

Day 12: Trek to Nayapul, Duration: 5 hours walking, then drive to Pokhara

Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu Duration: 6 hours

Day 14: Farewell/Departure

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private transport
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours, including of all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara on tourist bus
  • Surface transfer to and from Nayapul by private vehicle
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, meals and accommodation.
  • Nepal Hiking Team down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP and TIMS, please bring 3 passport size photographs)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • All kind of cold drinks including water, coke, Fanta, juice etc.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)

Cost & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with us via bellow contact us form.


Liktor BeaRomania

An off-the-beaten-trail, the Khopra Ridge trekking is for those who want to have an isolated trekking experience. It goes away from the regular path that leads to Ghorepani and to Poon Hill and having already undergone the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek earlier

Hillary ZhaoAustralia

Suggested to me by Balaram, I underwent the Khopra ridge trek in the month of March and enjoyed every moment of my journey. It presented with an alternate journey and trekking trail which deviated from the regular trail of Ghorepani and Poon Hill. I

Rachel and MeganUSA

We had an unbelievable adventure completing the Mardi Himal Trek in January 2023. Our guide Rajendra (Raj), and porter Rajesh  were professional, fun, energetic, and knowledgeable about not only the trek we were on but about many others in the area.

Tamar NitzanUSA

I'm so happy I went with Nepal Hiking Team. From the moment I arrived at the hotel, I knew I made the right choice. The hotel was in a great area. Bars, restaurants, clubs, shops were all within a 10 minute or less walk from the hotel.

I was doing


I completed the 14 day Annapurna Circuit early December 2022, thank you so much to Surya and Rabin, who both went out of their way to make this trip, that I'd been planning so long,and  memorable. They were always checking in with me during the hike