Khopra Ridge Trek

Khopra Ridge Trek

Activities:
Trekking
Duration
14 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    3660 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax
  • Best Time
    March to May & Sept - Dec 

Trip Overview

Ranking among the best short treks, the Khopra Ridge Trek is one of the most beautiful treks in the country. Containing all of the elements of a classic trekking route like excursing to ethnic villages, encountering wildlife, panoramic views of the mountains and a beautiful landscape adorned with alpine forests and lush vegetation, the Khopra Ridge Trek is brimming with natural beauties. With an off-the-beaten-paths trekking trail in the Annapurna Region, the Khopra Ridge Trek presents remarkable views of Himalayan peaks like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South and Nilgiri among various others. Traversing to the Kaire Lake is a major highlight of the Khopra Ridge trekking that allows you to have a closer look at the sapphire waters of the winsome lake like never before. Beguiling views of Mount Machhapuchhre and Mount Hiunchuli can also be seen from the village of Ghandruk. Draping down from the Annapurna South towards the world’s deepest gorge, Khopra Ridge Trek offers a stunning balcony to observe the Himalayas. The route to Khopra Ridge leaves the main hiking trail before Poon Hill, ascending instead to the ridge and a community trekking lodge poised atop it.

Beginning the trip from Kathmandu Valley, you would be flying to the beautiful lake side city of Pokhara. The short flight presents some amazing views of the mountains as well. From Pokhara, a short drive to Nayapul results on looking at the natural terrain that is ornamented ravishingly with the growth of rich vegetation and terrace farms of mustards and rice. The contrast of the farms under the blue of the sky is noteworthy and makes for a pleasant drive. Trekking to the settlement at Birethanti, you would be subjected to observing the ethnic people residing at the area. Their traditions and their Himalayan lifestyle at such a remote location are quite apparent. The Himalayan peaks emerge once you reach Ghandruk. The ivory mountains are the most beautiful to witness and their encompassment into the trekking trail makes the trekking journey brilliant.

Following the trail at the Annapurna foothill, you would be trekking on paths that are ornamented with the blossoms of rhododendron flowers and ethnic Gurung settlements. The landscape of the region is like a picturesque portrait with the incorporation of an amazing Himalayan tapestry in the background. Trekking the Khopra Ridge Trek presents an absolutely beautiful experience which is sure to be engraved into your memories for days to come. With a moderate trip grading, the Khopra Ridge Trek can be undergone with relative ease and presents trails that are not too difficult to follow. With small rivers and ebullient flow of streams, travelling the Khopra Ridge Trek makes for a wonderful trekking journey. With yak herds ambling by, there’s often a surreal view of planes flying below you through the Kali Gandaki Gorge. The ethereal cliffs of the Fang Mountain tend to illuminate at dusk, giving off a mystical feel to its quiddity.

Come join us in this amazing trekking journey of the Khopra Ridge Trek where you can have a look at the views of the mountains from a less travelled location that rarely sees visitors. 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.

We also have another Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek package in the Annapurna Region that is similar to the Khopra Ridge Trekking. You can also opt for our Annapurna Base Camp Trek if you want to experience trekking to the tenth highest mountain in the world. We also can arrange for customized itineraries if the existing one does not suit your convenience. So come join us in this amazing trekking experience.

Itinerary

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.

Upcoming Trip Departure

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Reviews

Liktor Bea, Romania 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 with Nepal Hiking Team; I decided that I wanted to try out the Khopra ridge Trek. In my opinion, the Khopra ridge Trek has better views of the valley and of the mountains than Poon Hill. I know that Poon Hill is a vantage point and even has a hill station and a view tower, but Khopra Ridge trekking trail goes as high as 3,660 meters and the spectacular view of the Kali Gandaki gorge from that high up is simply out of this world! Ganga had swift replies to my mail, and the involvement of my guide Prakash was immaculate as always, but I expected as much from Nepal hiking Team. It is their efficiency and their excellent services that I decided to be accompanied by them again after my venture last year. The Khopra Ridge Trekking was even more amazing than the ones I had undergone before and I will recommend it to people who want to have a trekking experience that takes a different, more secluded route than the regular Poon hill trekking.
Hillary Zhao, Australia 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 had discussed with Balaram about my need to go on a trekking journey that would not have all that many trekkers and the Khopra ridge trek was presented. Because of its alternate and off-the-beaten-paths trail, I was tempted to undergo the trek. And the trekking journey certainly did not disappoint. The isolated village along the Khopra ridge is extremely beautiful and I loved my visit to the Kali Gandaki gorge. With Balaram’s timely help and my guide, Arun’s professional work, my trekking journey along this beautiful terrain was a tremendous success and a comfortable journey. The small lodge that was arranged for me along the trail was comfortable. Albeit lacking hot water or much of grandeur services, the stay was pleasant and added to the journey rather than take away from it. But of curse, it is to be expected from such a isolated place. The whole trekking was arranged in the most efficient of ways and the care that Balaram showed while helping me along the trek was admirable. Nepal Hiking Team is the best trekking agency that I had worked with and it clearly shows on their brilliant services and amazing team and staff members.
Mark, USA My family of four went to Everest Base Camp just before the pandemic hit the world. It was a long-awaited family vacation. We go camping whenever we can. But my teen boys were worried about being in the remote mountains for two weeks. Nonetheless, they were still up for a challenge. We knew about Nepal Hiking Team through a family friend. They previously did one of their treks and had only lovely things to say about their services. And we, too, listening to their experience, contacted Nepal Hiking Team for our family vacation. They were cautious with our requests and requirements. They were quick in responding to our questionable amount of inquiries. They were always thorough and prompt. Likewise, our pill of happiness and motivation, our guide Bhim was always there to encourage us whenever we felt it wasn't easy to go forward. He assured us we could finish the journey, and we did too. He never forgot to remind us to stay hydrated and that also on an hourly basis. He routinely checked our pulses to check our oxygen level and was always asking if we needed anything. The trekking team took good care of us during the trek. As much as our safety was given a priority, they made sure we were enjoying our trek as well. He was a master of trekking and had every bit of information about the mountains. He knew the mountains' names and continued to amaze us with his knowledge of mountains and their people. Our family vacation was fantastic, and its praise goes to the company and our talented guide Bhim. Without him and our robust porters, we would not enjoy the mountains' beauty to the fullest. We are happy that we went with our friend's recommendation and choose NHT for our extraordinary journey. We plan to visit again when all the commotion caused by the virus subsides.
Jessica, Australia I am glad that I decided to undertake the Everest Base Camp Trek. My partner and I both are avid hikers. Before this, we had never opted for trekking. Nepal was on our list of places to go for a long time, but we never got a chance to dwell on it due to work. But last winter, everything worked for us. And we decided it is time to visit Nepal. We both wanted to do trekking, but since Nepal's mountains are not easy for beginners, I was more leaning towards doing easy and short treks in Nepal. But my partner was so keen on doing the Everest Base Camp trek, so we agreed to the EBC trek. Even though we had decided on the hike, I was still skeptical about doing it because of its high-altitude nature. And when we found Nepal Hiking Team, we stated our concern to them as well. They were so helpful and informed them, and the trek is doable by the first-time trekker. They advised we got on training mode immediately as we still had few months left before starting the walk. Since I was the most concerned one, I paid most attention to building physical stamina. After months of training and waiting, it was finally time for the trek, and when we arrived in Nepal, Kathmandu airport, NHT was warmly welcomed by the team. A day before the hike, Ganga briefed about the walk, and the next day we got on the flight to Lukla. It was frightening but worthy of an adventurous experience. Our guide Narayan, amazed us with his knowledge about the mountains. He always made sure we were comfortable on the trek and never rushed our journey. He instead obliged to approach the walk smoothly and slowly. As I was more conscious about getting altitude sickness, he shared many helpful tips to avoid altitude sickness. He was very patient and always answered whenever we had one too many questions to ask. And for that reason, we are thrilled we choose NHT and have Narayan for our trek. If it were not for NHT, I would not be able to experience the trek's beautiful features. I am so thankful to NHT for arranging this wonderful and unique. All the credits go to your fantastic team for our wonderful experience in the Himalayas. We will revisit Nepal and have your company plan our next trip!
Paul Wilson, USA Everest Base Camp Trek was on my bucket list ever since I saw the bewildering Everest range images on my Pinterest page. That scenic destination stole my heart in a bit. So, I was like I had to be there someday. And when the perfect time came around, I started preparing for the trek. Nepal Hiking Team was recommended to me by my friends who trekked EBC a few years back. I immediately contact them and arrange my most awaited journey. My guide for the trek was Paban, and I am lucky to have him on the hike. I am a slow walker as I did not have any experience of trekking. He was very attentive about my pace. I never asked to walk faster as I was trekking in a group. He has a broad knowledge of the mountains and about the Sherpa people. He explained about all the mountains visible to our eyes. There were many things best all through the journey. A few of my best experiences on the trek would be breakfast at Everest View Hotel, rest day in Namche Bazaar, and Everest base camp itself. Also, the flight to Lukla was quivering, which fulfilled my need for an adrenaline rush. Similarly, the early morning hike to Kala Patthar fulfilled my thirst for breathtaking views of the mountains. From Kala Patthar, we got an up-close view of Mt. Everest, not from the base camp. I am glad I went on this journey. It was everything I had always expected it to be. And for not letting my expectations down, I am very much thankful to Paban and Nepal Hiking Team for making this trek a trip of a lifetime. From the beginning of the journey to Nepal's last day, they were always present to look after my needs. I am glad I choose them and very thankful for unforgettable memories. Every part of the journey was cherishing, and I look forward to exploring more trekking trails of Nepal in the future.