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.

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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.
Bogdan Ilie, USA My wife and I were lucky to have chosen Nepal Hiking Team to plan our trip. We opted for a private guide and had a porter as well. We waited at the airport, and we were dropped off there as well when we left Nepal. Our guide, Ram, made sure that our trip was organized flawlessly and that we were doing well and happy at all times. He chose the best available teahouses, and we were allowed to chose the food from the menu in all of them (there seem to be agencies that say you can either choose dal bhat or pay out of pocket). We were even served, during dinner, sliced apples carried by the porter. Ram was very knowledgeable, and he shared information related to mountain peaks, vegetation, and animals. As we saw, his English skills are excellent. Above all, he is friendly and has a positive attitude, so we enjoyed talking and interacting with him. The porter, Bhola, was also very friendly. He looked like he was 50 kg but carried 55-65 kg easily. Overall, it was a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience to which Ram, Bhola, and Nepal Hiking Team contributed substantially. One of the owners, Ganga, even offered free rides to do the PCR tests or other purposes. We couldn't have hoped for better treatment from this agency. Note: Read Original Review on Trip Advisor (Click Here)
Lucie H, UK In May this year - some friends and I joined the NHT For 16 days. Every fine detail was considered, with our guides and porters going above & beyond to ensure we were comfortable and happy. Their knowledge and experience created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us all. I have no hesitation in recommending Nepal Hiking Team to anyone! They made this experience perfect, thank you, guys.  
Mike, USA I went with my girlfriend to the Everest Base Camp with a guide and porter from Nepal Hiking Team. Right from the pick-up from the airport, we felt like valued clients, and we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed in an otherwise hectic city. From the moment the trek started, our guide Bheg ensured we were comfortable and constantly checked on our physical state throughout each day and provided advice and assistance where we needed it. Overall, the experience was one I'll never forget, primarily because I proposed at the top and because the Nepal Hiking team made the experience as stress-free and as organized as possible, all with a smile on their face at all times. I highly recommend NHT.