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.
Jaime, United States of America I did the Everest Base Camp tours with Nepal Hiking Team in October this year, and it was the most fantastic moment of my life! Prakash picked us up at the airport with marigold and silk scarves garlands, which was a very touching hospitable Nepali welcome. Then, as we were driven to the hotel, he explained our program to us about the Everest Base Camp. The sightseeing tour around Kathmandu Valley was very insightful as well. I had the valley tour before starting the trek to Everest's base camp. The heritage sights in Kathmandu and the durbar squares were excellent to look at. The valley of Kathmandu, or the city more like, was crowded with people, and the area around Thamel, where we had our hotel’s location as well, was filled with so many shops at every corner of the street and small temples, it was bizarre! Trek ten started with the flight to Lukla, and the trekking journey to Everest's base camp was beautiful! The many tiny villages and the settlements along the trail were different from the crowded Kathmandu and provided a drastic change in scenery from the city. The villages had the feeling of being so far away from all the busyness of the city, and the people seemed much calmer and peaceful there. The lifestyle of the people in those village areas was genuinely inspiring, and I enjoyed my time there a lot. The guesthouses and the tiny lodges that we were accommodated in were comfortable, and the people were hospitable. In fact, the higher we trekked, the more hospitable they were! Prakash then proceeded to guide us throughout the trekking journey, and the sceneries of the mountains and the villages were everything I had imagined it would be. The settlement at Namche was beautiful, and we had a look around the Art Gallery the Sherpa Culture Museum as well. The sights of the mountains were extraordinary! Nepal Hiking Team managed everything, and all of the transactions and the arrangements were made skillfully. The guide, Mr. Prakash Sapkota, was also beneficial. The head office staff were also available all the time to me, which was super convenient. I loved my vacation in Nepal, climbing the Everest Base Camp. Nepal Hiking Team did an outstanding and satisfactory job accompanying me in my journey. The trek was also done at a reasonable price, and I would recommend Nepal Hiking Team to people.
Hareth Alsaadi, Phillipines I went for Everest base camp trip by mid-Dec 2021. I was a little worried as I never went trekking in my entire life.. however, i did a lot of research and came across Nepal Hiking Team so I decided after much thought to go with them Initially, I was in contact with Ganga the CEO of the company... i was highly satisfied with his interaction and communication with me right from the beginning.. i had so many questions and concerns regarding the trip and he was able to guide me and answer me all my inquiries... the on-boarding process was smooth and easy.. when i arrived in Nepal I found everything ready starting from the person picking me up from the airport, the hotel, some equipment for the trek, full introductory meeting on what to expect from the journey, all ground transportation, and even before i left Nepal after the trek.. a PCR staff was provided and came to my hotel... As for my trekking guide Prakash. i am truly happy that i had him as my guide.. a very spectacular human being.. he was more than a guide.. he was a great companion as well.. he ensured that i was having a good time.. continuously shared his expertise of mountains, Sherpa people, and Nepalese culture.. he always went the extra mile to support me... even at days when it was tough for me to continue due to altitude sickness.. he encouraged me and inspired me not to give up on this lifetime journey.. he always puts health and safety first.. Despite all the challenges of Everest Base Camp trek.. but i am very glad i did it... and i did it with an excellent group of people.. Nepal Hiking Team.. i highly recommend them for anyone intends to go trekking in Nepal. Read this review on trip advisor (click here)
Peter, United States of America My friend and I recently spent 2 weeks in Nepal, guided by the Nepal Hiking Team. Our original trek was canceled by an international company,  and the Nepal Hiking Team stepped in flawlessly. Ganga answered all of our questions, had our safety as his top concern always, was flexible, and was gracious with his hospitality. From Kathmandu, Pokhara, to the various tea villages, all the way to ABC, our Nepal Hiking Team was phenomenal. Our guide Arjun and porter Prem were first class, helping us navigate and learn about the terrain, giving us sage advice, and also making sure we had a great time (thanks for the wine!). I felt truly connected with them and it was hard to leave! A massive thank you to the entire team. Let's summit one of those monsters together soon!