Trip Grade Moderate
Duration: 11 Nights/12 Days
Max. Altitude: 3660M
Destination: Nepal
Region: Annapurna
Activity: Trekking & Hiking
Theme: Lodge & Tea House

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Khopra Ridge Community Trek

Annapurna region is one the best trekking destination in Nepal. Khopra Ridge Community Trek is newly developed trekking route in Annapurna Region. Trekking Experts offers you this exclusive Khopra Ridge Community Trek which brings you to off-the beaten trails with amazing views of mountains. This trek is one of the best short treks in Nepal which offers you the best views of mount Annapurna and Dhaulagiri; experience the classic trek route including villages, wildlife and wide range alpine landscape.  You can also see wonderful mountain views from Khopra Ridge especially; you’ll see the breathtaking views of Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fang and Nilgiri, Mount Machhapuchhre and Mount Hiunchuli. This route is less crowded trekking trails of Annapurna region of Nepal.

 

Your trip starts with a scenic ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara then trek through the vibrant Gurung of Ghandruk. The trail continues follow to Tadapani and then on the off beaten trail to Bayali which goes through thick forest of rhododendron oak and pine. The trail the takes you even closer towards Annapurna South to KhopraDanda where you can see panoramic views of the entire Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range. The Khayar Lake is another attraction of this trek but it is optional for those who want to take a roundabout trek and come back to KhopraDanda . Then the trail train then turns around and down to Swanta and up to Ghorepani through BayeliKharka and Tadapani and hike to Poonhill for the famous view and finally ends at Pokhara.

Trip Highlights

Less crowded short trek in Annapurna region

Best panoramic views of mount Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre etc. even within short days of trekking

Stays in community lodges-experience and taste the local village, cuisine and lifestyle

Very easy and magnificent trekking

The beautiful Lake City, Pokhara

Panoramic views of 8000m and below mountains from Poonhill

Exotic Magar and Gurung villages

Breathtaking view of the mountains and sunrise from Poon Hill

Short and suit for any aged group

No fear of Altitude Sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness

Itinerary

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan airport Trekking Experts representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. Upon arrival at hotel, our tour manager will brief you about trekking information and other necessary information. And then you’ll free time to explore Kathmandu. Dinner will be booked at the hotel.

  • Star Hotel
  • Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

After breakfast at hotel in Kathmandu, today you’ll drive to Pokhara with our trekking team. You’ll be picked up by our trekking guide and will drive to Pokhara. It will take about 6-7 hours drive to reach Pokhara. On the way you’ll lunch at lunch stop. Upon arrival in Pokhara, you’ll rest and then will drive to Nayapool which will take another about 1.5 hrs from Pokhara. From Nayapool, our porter will pack up your baggage and you’ll start today’s short trek to Birethanti. Overnight at lodge.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 1025 meter

Today, after breakfast at lodge, you’ll head towards Ghandruk though the bank of Modi River. The trail passes through village though passing a beautiful village Syauli Bazaar (1220m) and climb to Kimche (1640m) until higher part after that flat and uphill to Ghandruk village (1940m). On the trail you will see beautiful view of Modi Khola, Annapurna south, Hiunchuli, fishtail and beautiful landscape. Ghandrung is a beautiful village from here you’ll views mount Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchare.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4/5 Hours Walk
  • 1940 meter

After breakfast in Ghandruk, you’ll continue upwards through Deurali and into the forest then through rhododendron forests and over a small pass to Tadapani. The trail cultivated and terraced landscape into dense rain forest with many rhododendrons, orchids and ferns. Upon arrival at Tadapani, you’ll check-in at lodge. And then you’ll free to time explore around. From Tadapani you’ll have a good view of the Annapurna massif.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4 Hours Walk
  • 2675 meter

After breakfast at lodge, you’ll walk the first and half hours through the forest of rhododendrons and Primula. Then after 4 hours of gradual climb you’ll reach above the timberline with amazing views of the Annapurna. You will stop for lunch at a stream and continue through open countryside to reach a small pass. From here the trail descends through rhododendron to a clearing known as BayeliKharka. You can enjoy superb views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, the seventh highest mountain in the world from BayeliKharka.

  • Community Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5 Hours Walk
  • 3450 meter

After breakfast at lodge, you’ll trek to KhopaDanda (Ridge) today. You’ll first descend through forests to reach the pastures of Chistibang . From Chistibangyou’ll trek for around 2 hours with ascend above the timberlines to reach the ridge at Khopra. You might get to see Himalayan Thahr and pheasant on the way. From the top of Khopra Ridge you will see amazing views on all sides of Dhaulagiri, Damphus Peak, TukuchePeak,Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna South and deep down Sikha.

  • Community Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5 Hours Walk
  • 3660 meter

After breakfast at lodge, you’ll trek to Khayar Lake which is located at 4600 meters from sea level and it will around 5 hours. You'll take a steep trail on the ridge with stone steps with a gorgeous view of nature. After visiting the lakeyou will come back down to Khopra again. For those who don't want to visit the lake can stay at lodge. From Khopra you will trek down a trail to reach the nice little village Swanta.

  • Community Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4/5 Hours Walk
  • 2214 meter

After breakfast at lodge, you’ll descend to Banthanti. On the way you’ll pass through the country sides with some water mills. And then you’ll cross the suspension bridge and head upwards to the village of Chittre, where we’ll join the main trekking trail of the most popular trekking destination, Around Annapurna on yourto way to Chittre. From Chittre, you’ll again ascent Ghorepani, the main attraction point for Ghorepani trek with lots of rhododendron forest. From Ghorepani you’ll descent about 2 hrs more to reach Banthanti.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4/5 Hours Walk
  • 2210 meter

After breakfast at lodge, first you’ll trek to Birethanti where you’ll reach for lunch. And you’ll finish of your trek for this trip. After lunch you’ll drive to Pokhara which will take about 1.5 hrs drive. Upon arrival in Pokhara, you’ll check at hotel. You may also stroll in the streets of Pokhara and just enjoy being in one of the most beautiful cities of Nepal.

  • Star Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4 Hours Walk
  • 820 meter

After early breakfast at hotel, you’ll drive to Kathmandu by air-conditioned vehicle. The 200 km route goes along the Marsyangdi River and then the Trishuli river offering a good view of the natural scenery and farmland.Upon the arrival to Kathmandu, you will drop to hotel and then free to relax there. If you would to upgrade and take flight option to Kathmandu, you can take flight to Kathmandu at an extra cost.

  • Star Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

After enjoying a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, we’ll be met by our city tour guide for our day trip to a few of the Kathmandu valley’s most spectacular and important sights and some vibrant, colorful markets. With a meld of three ancient capitals and their associated palaces, temples and markets of Kathmandu has a lot to offer culturally and historically. However, we’re mindful not to overload you on your first day so will ensure the day has a good balance between sightseeing, exploring and relaxation time. The exact itinerary may change depending on the local conditions but we shall most likely visit: - Pashupatinath, one of the most important temples in South Asia to the Hindu God, Lord Shiva; - One of the three Durbar (Palace) Squares, a complex of palaces and temples which was formally the social, religious and administrative focal point of the ancient city. - Boudhnnanath Stupa, a wonderful Buddhist site centred on a huge Stupa topped with the all-seeing eyes. If possible we’ll come here in the early evening to soak up the atmosphere of hundreds of Tibetan and Sherpa peoples walking their devotional khora And after tour back to hotel. Evening farewell dinner at local authentic Nepalese restaurant. Overnight at Hotel

  • Star Hotel
  • Breakfast/Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

Depending on your flight time, you’ll be transfer to airport before 3 hrs of flight time.

  • N/A
  • Breakfast
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • N/A meter

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What’s Included

3 nights in Kathmandu at three star-hotels on twin sharing basis 1 nights in Pokhara at three star-hotels on twin sharing basis 7 nights in local lodges during the trekking on twin sharing basis in common rooms

3 meals a day during the trekking at lodges/local restaurants (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) except in Kathmandu Breakfast and dinner during Kathmandu hotel stay Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu at the end of the trip with typical Nepalese food

All airport/hotel/airport transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle Ground transfer for Kathmandu sightseeing by private air-conditioned vehicle Kathmandu-Pokhara and Pokhara-Kathmandu ground transfer by air-conditioned private vehicle Pokhara-Nayapool and Nayapool-Pokhara by private vehicle with trekking staff 15 kg baggage per person for trek

Annapurna Conservation Fee | TIMS Fee All monument entrance fees during Kathmandu sightseeing

1 English speaking experienced trekking guide 1 porter for every two members to carry personal baggage 1 assistant guide for every 5 members English Speaking city guide for Kathmandu sightseeing

Support for airport pick up, drop and farewell dinner

Comprehensive First Aid Kit Comprehensive Trekking Map and Kathmandu Valley Map

What’s Not Included

All personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services etc. Medical and travel insurances International airfare and taxes Nepal Visa fees Emergency helicopter rescue charges Main meals in Kathmandu (lunch and dinner) Tips for trekking crew

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