Khopra Ridge Trek

Duration: 14 Days
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About Khopra Ridge Trek

The Khayar Lake Trek is a newly opened trekking route in the Annapurna region, which is a great alternative to the other more popular routes. This trekking route is less crowded than the other trekking routes of Annapurna region. It is a peaceful and scenic route, located in front of Annapurna South, which is not very far from Pokhara. This trek offers marvelous views of the world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 M), 8th highest Mt. Manaslu (8163 M), 10th highest Mt.Annapurna (8091 M) with Vara Shikar or Annapurna Fang, Mt. Machhapuchhre/FishTail (Holy Mountain), Lamjung, Hiunchuli and many more.

With few trekkers around this beautiful area, this trek provides an in-depth opportunity to explore and enjoy the views of mountain ranges through paddy fields, dense forest of Nepal’s national flower Rhododendron and observe the lifestyle, tradition, and culture mainly of the Gurung and Magar community. The major attractions are Khayer Lake, Poon Hill and the typical villages of the Gurungs and Magars. The trek starts from Kande following the popular route up to Tadapani. From there, we leave the main popular trekking route by entering into the remote Northside of Tadapani to Dobato. The trek ends at Nayapul.

Highlights

  • 360 degree view of Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu range from Poon Hill and Khopra Danda
  • Newly opened trekking trail and a great alternative to the more popular Ghorepani Trek 
  • Beautiful typical villages of Gurung and Magar and their warm hospitality
  • Quiet and peaceful trail along the Rhododendron forest
  • Day hike to Khayer Lake, a sacred lake

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350 M) and transfer to hotel

One of the members of our company will welcome you at the international airport terminal gate and take you to the hotel. You will have a few hours to rest. Later, in the evening, you will meet with the guide in your hotel lobby. He will brief you about the trip.

  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M

It is a free day for you. You will visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, etc. You will get to see the rich art, architecture, and culture of Nepal during the tour. In the late afternoon, you will arrange equipment for the trip. 

  • B&B
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M

 After having breakfast, we will drive to Pokhara, the beautiful lake city. From Pokhara, we will continue driving towards Kande. Upon reaching Kande, we will take a small break and begin towards Australian Camp. Trekking through the forested trail, we will reach camp for the night stay.

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Australian camp
  • 1870 M
  • 9-10 hours

After having breakfast, we will begin trekking towards Landruk. The trail ascent to Pitam Deurali through the small villages. From Pitam Deurali we can see magnificent views of mountains including Pokhara valley too. Then trail descent down through the dense forests and crossing several suspension bridges finally arrive Ladruk

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Landruk
  • 1565 M
  • 4-5 hours

After having breakfast, we will begin trekking towards Ghandruk. The trail will descend to Modi Khola after cross bridge then ascent to beautiful Ghandruk Gurung village, where we will get to see a superb view of the surrounding mountains, we will have lunch at Ghandruk then continue to ascend and pass by beautiful forests of rhododendron & oak. The trail will then take us to Tadapani. Ascending on a forested trail and through small villages, We will reach Tadapani for overnight stay. 

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Tadapani
  • 2640 M
  • 7 hours

Leaving the main trail behind, we will ascend on a rugged path through a forest. On the way, we will get to see diverse flora & fauna as well as captivating views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains.


  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Dobato
  • 3435 M
  • 5 hours

The trail drops down through dense forests to Lower Chistibung. From here, we will ascend to a grassy ridge where we will get to see several species of birds. Further, we will ascend on a steep trail and reach Khopra Danda from where outstanding views of Himalayan mountains can be seen. 


  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Khopra Dada
  • 3640 M
  • 7-8 hours

Today, we will go on an excursion to Khayer Lake. After having breakfast, we will begin ascending towards Khayar Base Camp. The trail can get a little challenging in this part of the trek. From the base camp, we will get to see stunning views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Fang, and many other mountains. We will also spend some time in Khayer Lake and descend back to Khopra Dada for overnight. 

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Khopra Dada
  • 4020 M
  • 8-9 hours

After having breakfast, we will descend on a steep trail along a hillside. The trail will take us to Swanta village. On the way, we will get to see superb views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 M).

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Swanta
  • 2214 M
  • 5 hours

Leaving Swanta behind, we will descend through terraced fields and a small village to a riverbank. Crossing a suspension bridge, we will ascend towards Chittre. A short walk from here will take us to beautiful Ghorepani village.  


  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Ghorepani
  • 2860 M
  • 3-4 hours

Today, we will wake up early in the morning and hike to Poon Hill. Poon Hill will present your gorgeous sunrise view along with the western Himalayan mountains. After spending some time at the Poon Hill, we will descend back to Ghorepani and continue our journey towards Hille. 


  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Hille
  • 1430 M
  • 5 hours

After having breakfast, we will descend through a forest. The trail will be steep and take you to Nayapul. From here, we will drive back to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara, we will move to the hotel. We will have enough time to rest and explore nearby places. 


  • B&B
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Pokhara
  • 825 M
  • 4 hours

After having breakfast, you will drive back to Kathmandu following a scenic route. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner organized by the company. 


  • B,L&D
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M
  • 7 hours

Today, you will fly back to your home. As per your flight departure time, you will be taken to the airport.

  • B&B

What’s Included

  • Airport pick up and drop.
  • 3 night’s accommodation in 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu and 1 night in Pokhara on BB basis (A single supplement room will be served on request with an additional cost).
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, hot drinks) during the trek.
  • Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodations with twin sharing basis during the trek.
  • All the staff’s salary, meals, accommodation, and insurance.
  • English speaking guide (French-speaking guide available with an extra additional cost if needed).
  • One porter for two people (maximum weight:12 kg per client) and assistant guide for group size above 4 people.
  • All the necessary permits and paperwork needed for the trek.
  • Government taxes, service charges, and official expenses.
  • Kathmandu valley tour with a tour guide in a private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu-Kande via Pokhara-Kathmandu by private bus, flight option available with additional cost.
  • Meals while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Your Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Tips for the guide, assistant guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Medical evacuation (In case of emergency).