Khopra Ridge Trek

Khopra Ridge Trek
Activity
Trekking
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Easy To Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    3660 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax 
  • Meals
    Inclusive 
  • Accommodation
    Hotel/Guesthouse 
  • 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!

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.

Nicky N Prasad, Australia I had always wanted to do the Everest Trek, and when I finally had the opportunity, I was delighted with enthusiasm! I think I am also fortunate to have been in the company of Nepal Hiking Team because they gave me no reason whatsoever to companion about anything at all. Every service I received was top-notch, and I was always provided the best available services, from the food and guesthouses to the porter and guiding services. My guide was Paban, and he was very proficient at his work. He made sure that I was comfortable and had everything I needed. The trip was terrific, and I am so glad I was with NHT! Their prompt responses, their kind gestures, and the best organization of the trip had me convinced that I was with the professionals from the very beginning. My recommendation goes to Nepal Hiking Team for being one of Nepal's most reliant tour agencies!  
Jayadatta Narasipura, USA Dear Ganga and the entire team, We, Narasipura family would like to thank you and your team for making once in a lifetime experience possible. All three of us loved every minute we spent in the Himalayas and Nepal. After my EBC trek, I wanted to experience Himalayas again with my family. Your team made it possible. Every day, we knew what to expect because Paban explained us on previous evening and in the morning. In seven days, we trekked in the lush green forest, saw numerous waterfalls, were inside the clouds, refreshed ourselves in the river and stream water, took multiple breaks with tea, coffee. Even though it was very hard, especially from 3rd to 5th day, we managed to get over the fatigue to continue because of Paban, Gokul and Ganesh’s help and encouragement. They used to tell us to take it easy (Aaramse jayenke) then we can do it, no need to rush. Paban modified the plan/itinerary based on the time of the day and our physical condition. We always ended the day before 5pm. Paban was flexible and booked the best teahouses, he made our trek very enjoyable. On fourth day, we were scheduled to trek to Upper Sinuwa. He changed it, we stayed at Lower Sinuwa. Because of 4th day’s change of plan, he modified fifth day trek too. Every day, as soon as we woke up, we started off with a hot cup of coffee or tea, they served to us without fail. Enjoying first few minutes of the day looking the sunrise in the mountains with a hot drink was so peaceful and relaxing. At the end of every day, we had fun, talking, playing cards, and having delicious dinner with fresh fruits as dessert. It was a beautiful experience. Paban, Gokul and Ganesh treated us royally and with respect, we are grateful to them. Spending last two days of our trek in the Machapuchare and Annapurna basecamps were a bliss, surrounded by the Annapurna mountain range was just amazing, and unbelievable. On the last day of the trip, we loved the cultural tour of the three cities, we were mesmerized by the artwork. Hope we can come back and enjoy Nepal again. We appreciate everything you did for us to accomplish our dream trek. Datta Trip done between 9th to 18th May 2022
Richard, UK "After extensive research regarding which trekking company to entrust with helping me with my dream holiday I chose The Nepal Hiking Team. This was for a number of reasons.
  1. Ganga and his team were super flexible, quick to respond, and allowed me to build a bespoke holiday that suited my schedule.
  2. When things went wrong at my end, they were quick to come up with solutions to help me out
  3. They understood this was a once in a lifetime experience for me, and answered my many and varied questions.
Once I arrived in Nepal it was immediately clear I had made the right decision. I was picked up from the airport, and driven to the hotel where I met Ganga and my guide Dinesh. Dinesh checked that the equipment I had brought with me was suitable, and NHT provided me a down jacket. The next day we flew out of Kathmandu, to EBC and Island Peak. Dinesh looked after me for the next 12 days in the mountains. He is an expert on the local area. Point at any mountain, and he can tell you how high it is and what its name is. He has travelled extensively over the area for more than 8 years, and he uses this knowledge to enrich your holiday experience. Every hotel you stay in, he knows the owners, and ensures you get a comfortable room. Need your washing done, or a hot shower? He will recommend where (and where not!) to get it done. When you are walking the trails he can tell you how much further you have to go, what bits will be difficult, and which easier. If you are looking to book with Nepal Hiking, and are lucky enough to have Dinesh as a guide then you are going to have a fabulous trip"