Khopra Ridge Trek

  • Trip Price: $1050 pp
  • Total Duration:13 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Max Elevation:3660 M
  • Max Group Size:1 - 20 Person
  • Best Time:March - May & Sep - Dec
  • Trip Mode:Tea House/ Lodge
  • Start Point:Pokhara
  • End Point:Kathmandu
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  • A newly opened off beaten natured trekking trail in Annapurna region of Nepal
  • Khopra ridge and Khayer Lake
  • Stunning views of Annapurna massif, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, Macchapucchre Himal, Lamjung Himal and many more
  • Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Lush trail with a rich ecosystem and biodiversity
  • Ethnic settlements, diverse local people, their culture and lifestyle
  • Pokhara – a picturesque lakeside city & a tourist hub
  • Gurung culture and Tibetan Buddhist religion
  • The best alternative of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek & Annapurna Panorama Trek
  • Airport transfers – pick up and drop
  • All ground transportation
  • Your accommodation in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast plan
  • Your accommodation in best guesthouses available (on twin sharing basis) during the trek with breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the trekking journey
  • All paper works
  • National park and heritage sites entry tickets
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) and trekking permits
  • A licensed, English speaking, experienced and professional guide along with a porter (1 for two clients)
  • All the costs of guide and porter including accidental insurance
  • Duffel bag, sleeping bags (to be returned to us after the trek)
  • Heaven Himalaya T-shirts, route map and a travel completion certificate
  • All applicable government taxes and service charges.
  • First aid kit
  • Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • International airfare
  • Visa costs
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal refreshment items like cold drinks, snacks, etc.
  • Personal utility items like laundry, telephone expenses electricity charges, etc.
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • Tips for guides and porters

Overview

If you are fed up with the busy trails and are looking forward to a new travel choice in the Annapurna region of Nepal?

Then, Khopra Ridge Trek would be the best suit for you. Avoid the crowded routes and walk along a few less-traveled paths enjoying the majestic views of snow-capped peaks at every step! Khopra Ridge Trek is nothing like any other trek you have done previously. It’s something more than rewards you with many surprises at distinct points of the journey. Like other treks, it delivers fascinating views of mountains in the Annapurna range. Khopra Ridge, the highest point of this trek is one of the best viewpoints in the Annapurna region. It provides spectacular views of mountains such as Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Macchapucchre, Mt. Nilgiri, and Mt. Annapurna. Farther, the trip takes you through a few less-traveled paths that astonish you with its lush and preserved ecosystem full of biodiversity.

Off the beaten trail

The trail starts from the foothill of Annapurna ranges. A scenic drive from Kathmandu city takes us to a popular tourist hub of Nepal–Pokhara. This picturesque city sits beside the Phewa Lake in the backdrop of magnificent Annapurna massif. One can stay in the city engaging themselves in different adventure sports and other activities.

Khopra Ridge Trek follows a path full of Gurung villages adorned with lush woodlands of oak, fir, and rhododendron. In spring, the environment turns vivid because of the colorful flower blossom in those dense forests of rhododendron. We pass interesting villages like Ghandruk, Tadapani on the way. Then we diversify from the regular route of the territory to ascend to the pastures of Bayerka Kharka. After that, we continue through the alpine meadows to Khopra Ridge that offers panoramic views of peaks in the Annapurna range. The ridge is likewise famous for the glorious views of sunrise and sunset from the pinnacles of snow-clad mountains. There is a wonderful Khayer lake near the hill. We explore the lake and return to Pokhara city via villages Swanta and Ulleri. In this way, we carry out a delightful trip to Khopra Ridge in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

Already tried Khopra Ridge? We have other options!

For those who are in search of an easy off the beaten trail that offers natural magnificence in abundance, Khopra Ridge Trek is the one. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek and Annapurna Circuit Trek can be a suitable alternative if you want to opt for a more frequented route. Similarly, Annapurna Circuit Trek is the ideal one for longer and challenging trips.

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A representative from our team will be waiting for you at the arrival terminal of Kathmandu airport. Make sure that you look after a person with your nameplate! The representative will welcome and transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. As you check into the hotel, the representative will give you a short synopsis on our plans ahead. Tonight, spend your time at a hotel in Kathmandu

Today, we get set to leave the Kathmandu valley. After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will pick you up for an overland drive to Pokhara city. The vehicle follows a route along the Prithvi highway that is full of countryside views of Nepal. Most of the time, we will be driving along the Trishuli River with fascinating views of terraced farmland, traditional villages and lush hills on sight. We even pass rafting spots on the way to Pokhara. After around seven hours of drive, we reach the beautiful touristic hub of Nepal – Pokhara. We check in the hotel, freshen up and get ready for a relaxing exploration around the lakeside Pokhara. The pristine air, serene lake water and mountains, lakeside Pokhara is a heavenly place to be at. In the evening, we return to our hotel. Spend your time at the hotel in Pokhara for the night.

After breakfast in the hotel, we leave Pokhara and drive towards Nayapul. From Nayapul, we start walking towards Syauli bazaar. It takes us around three hours to reach Syaulibazaar. The trail from Syalibazaar goes through a narrow path along with a village. During the walk, we can see Modi Khola on our left. On the opposite side, we can see Mardi Himal rising tall emitting its alluring enigma. With such a wonderful lush landscape and mountains on sight, we walk for around one and a half hours to Ghandruk. As we approach close to Ghandruk, the gorgeous views of Mt. Hiunchuli and Mt. Annapurna unfold right before our eyes. As we ascend, we can also get some outstanding views of Mt. Macchapucchre. Ghandruk is a large Gurung village with traditional stonewalled and slate-roofed houses. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Ghandruk.

In the early morning, we explore the village. We interact with people and get some insights on local Gurung people, their culture and lifestyle. Then we return to the guesthouse for breakfast. You will able to enjoy great hospitality in this village. After breakfast, we pack our bags and leave for Tadapani, our next station. We wait straightforward along a dense forest of oak and rhododendron for around three hours to Tadapani. It is an amazing day walk along a lush forest with a pleasing sound of waterfalls, birds chirping accompanied by the views of mountains. From Tadapani, you can enjoy some stunning views of vitas such as Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Lamjung Himal and many more. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Tadapani.

After breakfast at Tadapani, we divert from the usual route of Annapurna Base Camp and head towards a less-traveled path full of dense rhododendron forests to Dobato. We climb uphill through the forests, pastures and stop points to reach Dobato. Though the trail goes uphill for most of the most, it’s not a tiring walk at all. You will feel more energized with the pristine air, lush nature and outstanding views. Upon arrival, we stop at Dobato for the night. If you are interested, we can explore the Muldai viewpoint and return. It is just half an hour’s walk from Dobato and offers some panoramic views of mountains like Mt. Macchapucchre, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna and many more. Tonight, we spend our time at a guesthouse in Dobato

Early in the morning, we hike up to Mundai View Point to catch the panoramic views mountains like Mt. Macchapucchre, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna and many more. Then we descend from the viewpoint along a dense forest of rhododendron. As we cross the forest, we ascend and follow a trail that leads us to Bayeli Kharka. From the meadows of the Kharka, we descend along a forested area and cross a bridge to climb uphill to reach Chistibung. Tonight, we spend our time at a guesthouse in Chistibung.

Leaving Chistibung, we ascend above towards Khopra Ridge. Slowly and gradually, we walk uphill above the tree line area. If lucky, we may be encounter some exotic wildlife like Himalayan Thar and Pheasant (Danphe) in those areas. No sooner, we open up to Khopra ridge and get rewarded with some stunning views of mountains like Annapurna Himal, Dhaulagiri Himal, Nilgiri and many more. Today, we spend our time in Khopra Ridge enjoying the magnificence of mountains and the surrounding area. Tonight, we spend our time at a local guesthouse in Khopra Ridge.

It’s an interesting and the most rewarding day of our entire trek. Early in the morning, we enjoy our breakfast with the incredible views of mountains from Khopra ridge. Then we head towards Khayer lake near the ridge. It’s a beautiful lake that lies in the backdrop of beautiful Himalayas. We explore the peripheral area around the lake and return to Khopra ridge for the night. Tonight, we spend our time at a local guesthouse in Khopra Ridge.

Today, we leave Khopra ridge and descend back to Chistibung. We retrace our steps back via the same route to Chistibung. Further, we ascend through the jungles to open up to the Kharka. We cross a small wooden bridge on the trail and walk through the dense forests of bamboo up and down to the village of Swanta. Tonight, we spend our time at a local guesthouse in Swanta.

Leaving Swanta village, we descend through the villages and farmlands to a small river. Here, we can take a quick look at the local watermill. Then we cross a suspension bridge over the river and climb up above the village to Chuttre. Further, we join the main trail of Annapurna Base Camp at Ghorepani and descend down enjoying the views of mountains to Ulleri. Tonight, we spend our time at a local guesthouse in Ulleri.

Today, we descend through the hills, settlement areas, farmlands and ethnic villages to Nayapul. At Nayapul, we catch a vehicle that will drive us back to the beautiful city of Pokhara. In the evening, we can walk by the lakeside and dissolve into the captivating beauty of the serene lakes and wild mountains. Tonight, spend your time at the hotel in Pokhara

Today, after breakfast at the hotel, we get into our ride for a drive back to Kathmandu. We follow the same scenic route along Prithvi Highway to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to a hotel in Kathmandu. Tonight, spend your time at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Today, fly home from Kathmandu or continue your travel to some other destinations around the globe. You will be dropped at the airport, three hours before your scheduled flight. We hope you had a great time with us. Thank you, have a safe journey home.

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Reviews

Best Days of My Life

I and my colleagues visited Nepal back in the year 2017. I was not an experienced hiker but anyway chose Annapurna Base Camp Trek with a trekking agency in Nepal. It was like a challenge for me to trek to the 4000 m altitude, but Mr. Ram helped us in every way possible. He was there from the start of our trekking journey in Pokhara to our end days in Kathmandu. Ram kept pushing me forward and even waited for me to catch the other team. He guided me from choosing plain food to meditating. Although I was a victim of altitude sickness and couldn't enjoy the trek to the fullest, I am very grateful to have chosen him.

Annapurna Base Camp is a beautiful place in the Himalayas. The Gurung Village, Poonhill, Pokhara every place was just outstanding.
I have now developed a hiking attitude, and I have been training for the EBC trek now. I can't wait to visit the Himalayas again.

Charlotte Brown,
TrustPilot Indonesia

Perfectly Organized Upper Mustang Trek

All thanks to Mr. Ram for organizing the Upper Mustang, trekking perfectly from beginning to end. I, along with my bunch of friends, had a delightful experience with the Heaven Himalaya team. For us, it is the best trekking agency in Nepal. The guides and porters were very flexible and took care of everything around us.

I recommend everyone to try these young guys to go hiking in Nepal.

Helen Seka,
Google England

Wonderful Trekking Experience

My wife and I visited Upper Mustang and were lucky to have chosen Heaven Himalaya. We had a wonderful experience trekking in Upper Mustang. As soon as we landed in TIA, we were welcomed by Ram. He was very easy and responsive to work with. He explained all the queries we had and gave a brief description of the tour. As we were watching videos and reading blogs about Upper Mustang, we had a lot of expectations about the place and the trekking agency we were working with. We had a private 18-day tour with a porter. And to be honest, we found everything beyond our expectations. The hills, mountains, monasteries were all amazing, especially Lo Manthang is a great place to visit. Our guide was also equally supportive and friendly. The team made our trek more enjoyable. While writing this, it reminded me of the days we had on the trails. Thank You again for the wonderful experience. Best wishes to Jason and Esha. We will definitely love to return and probably do the Everest base camp Trek this time.

Jason Lee,
Google England

Trip of a lifetime- Annapurna Circuit Trek

Heaven Himalaya Team offers a magnificently arranged trekking involvement in Nepal. Ramhari answered instantly to all my messages. They make a solid effort to make your vacation in Nepal an extraordinary one and genuinely went well beyond my desires.

I couldn't remember the name of the guide but my boy, you were more than amazing. I wish you good luck in the days to come.

Everything from pickup to trekking in the mountains was very professional with excellent service.

So, I strongly suggest everyone and will trek with Heaven Himalaya again in the future.

Glorious Experience in EBC Trek

We did an EBC trek with Ram and his team back in April 2019, and it was a glorious experience. Ram is a very knowledgeable, resourceful, and very helpful guide. 2 of us got unwell during the trek, and he was very prompt and took care of us in any way that was available.

We enjoyed our chat and his sense of humor along the trail and at the teahouses. He even got us a special breakfast and pickle salad at Namche Bazaar and always fulfilled the strange request with our dietary needs. EBC trek is amazing. With Ram, it is even more spectacular. Thanks for the amazing trip. Looking forward to island peak climb in the future.

Thein Thein,
Brisbane, Australia

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