Share this post

Trekking

Khopra Ridge Community Trek

Nepal

Loading...
BUCKET
Product Photo Product Photo Product Photo Product Photo Product Photo Product Photo Product Photo Product Photo

Trip Introduction:

The Kopra Ridge, locally known as Khopra, is located away from the busier trails of Annapurna region but provides equally remarkable views of the Himalayas including Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fang and Nilgiri. Another attraction of our trek is the holy Kaire Lake, which requires a little wandering away from the Kopra Ridge.

We leave the main trail after Tadapani and for the next few days, walk along a remote trail while staying at the community tea-houses. The 13-day trip is suitablefor those who wish to enjoy the grandeur of Mt. Annapurna while also taking pleasure in the solace of a more remote trail. Complete with unique heritage, culture and breathtaking landscape, the trip will be well worth our time.

Important Note :

Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Arrival location:

Kathmandu, Nepal

Departure Location:

Kathmandu, Nepal

Included in your experience:

Pickups and drops from hotels and airport

Accommodations in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara; and teahouses during the trek (5 nights in community development lodges, 3 nights in local teahouses)

Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All meals( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek

Welcome and farewell dinners

Transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary

Domestic flights (Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu)

An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers, 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers, 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging

Down jacket, sleeping bag, Himalayan Glacier duffel bag, t-shirt, trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)

Medical kit

All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, TIMS)

All government and local taxes

Ground Transportation, Gift bag, Airport transfers, English Speaking Guide

Not included in your experience:

Nepalese visa fee

International airfare to and from Kathmandu

Excess baggage charge(s)

Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara except welcome and farewell dinners as per the itinerary

Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountaindue to any reason than what is listed on the scheduled itinerary

Travel and rescue insurance

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)

Tips for guides and porters

    None Available for this package
  • Day1 - 2
    Arrival in Kathmandu Upon our arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Glacier who will drop us off at our hotel. After checking in, we take a rest or visit Himalayan Glacier’s office. We may also stroll in the streets of Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu for some souvenir shopping. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Glacier where you will be served excellent Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country's food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu. Included meals: Dinner
    Moonlight Hotel
  • Day2 - 3
    Sightseeing in Kathmandu Today after breakfast we enjoy a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu which are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. We visit the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, we get our equipment checked by our climbing leader, get introduced to fellow participants, and discuss our trip at Himalayan Glacier’s office. Overnight in Kathmandu. Included meals: Breakfast
    Moonlight Hotel
  • Day3 - 4
    Fly to Pokhara, drive to Syauli Bazaar and trek to Ghandruk (30 mins flight, 2 hours drive and 3 hours trek) We fly to Pokhara early in the morning. We can catch amazing views of the Himalayas from the right side of our airplane. Upon our arrival in Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, the five peaks of Annapurna and others. Later, we drive to Syauli Bazaar and start the trek to Ghandruk. The village is a major recruitment centre for the famous Gurkha soldiers and is the hub of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, which promotes many varied ecological projects. Overnight in Ghandruk. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    Teahouses
  • Day4 - 5
    Ghandruk to Tadapani (2,590m) 3-4 hours In Ghandruk, we get to enjoy astonishing views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli Mountains. From here we continue upwards through Deurali and into the dense rhododendron forests. The Rhododendron is Nepal’s national flower and when they bloom, the forests turn into gardens of dazzling red flowers when seen from the air or from afar. After trekking over a small pass we reach Tadapani where we get to enjoy excellent views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna and Hiunchuli mountains. There are many Tibetans in the village who sell things for the tourists to take back home as a souvenirs. Overnight in Tadapani. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    Teahouses
  • Day5 - 6
    Tadapani to Bayeli Kharka (3,420m): 5- 6 hours After Tadapani we leave the main trail and for the next five days we will walk in a more remote area of the Annapurna region. We begin our trek by entering into a beautiful rhododendron and oak forest on an upward trail. Then after a small descent we continue climbing to the shoulder of a hill through a rhododendron forest that is reminiscent of images from Lord of the Rings. We also pass several clearings with abandoned shacks before arriving on a bigger ridge top clearing at Dobato, which in good weather should provide splendid views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre. We continue ascending up to Bayeli Kharka. From the village, we enjoy arresting views of Mt. Dhaulagiri which is the seventh highest mountain in the world. Overnight in Bayeli Kharka. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    Teahouses
  • Day6 - 7
    Bayeli Kharka to Upper Chistibung (2,975m) 4-5 hours After breakfast, we descend through open ground and beautiful forest to reach the pastures of Lower Chistibung. Next, we ascend gradually through a forest before reaching Upper Chistibung which is a temporary herder’s settlement. If you’re lucky you might even spot the colorful Lophophorus (Danphe), the national bird of Nepal, as well as Himalayan Thar on the grassy ridge high above the trail. Overnight in Upper Chistibung. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    Teahouses
  • Day7 - 8
    Trek to Khopra Ridge (3,660m): 3-4 hours We embark on a steady climb above the tree line through alpine meadows and pastures to reach Khopra. As we approach Khopra Ridge, we see the tip of Annapurna South. Upon reaching Khopra we go for a short walk down Khopra Ridge to a viewpoint overlooking Kali Gandaki river far below in this deep valley. From Khopra we also admire the stunning mountain panorama including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Annapurna South. Overnight in Khopra.
    Teahouses
  • Day8 - 9
    Rest day in Khopra Ridge: Tour of Kaire Lake (4500m): 10-11 hours Today we embark on a long journey to Khopra Lake from where we attain excellent views of the Fang and surrounding mountains. Considered to be a sacred lake by the Hindus, it is believed that bathing in the lake will help attain Nirvana. As Hinduism and Buddhism are intricately related in Nepal, we can even see a number of Hindu and Buddhist shrines on the lakeside. For those of us, who do not want to walk all the way to the lake, a half day walk from Khopra can also be arranged. Overnight in Khopra Ridge. (B,L,D).
    Teahouses
  • Day9 - 10
    Trek to Swanta Village (2,200m): 5-5 hours From Khopra Ridge we descend off the hillside and continue downhill on a steep trail. Along the way we get more views of Mount Dhaulagiri with the mountain providing a lovely backdrop to the terraced fields and traditional houses in the nearby villages. Overnight in Swanta village. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    Teahouses
  • Day10 - 11
    Trek to Ulleri (2,050m): 5-6 hours From Swanta we descend through the village fields to a small river and take a quick look at the local water mill. From here we cross the suspension bridge and head upwards to the village of Chittre, where we’ll join the main trekking trail at Ghorepani. After Ghorepani we descend through rhododendron forest to Ulleri where we stay the night. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    Teahouses
  • Day11 - 12
    Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 5-6 hours trek, 1 hour drive On our way to Nayapul, we get to enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. Our trek will end at Nayapul where we board our vehicle to Pokhara, the beautiful lake city. Even from the city we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,156m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m), the five peaks of Annapurna and others. We check-in to our hotel and take a rest. We may also stroll in the streets of Pokhara and just enjoy being in one of the most beautiful cities of Nepal. Overnight in Pokhara. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch
    Mt. Kailash Resort
  • Day12 - 13
    Sightseeing in Pokhara then fly to Kathmandu We leave our hotel early in the morning to visit the Shanti Stupa, a Buddhist Stupa ranked as the top second attraction in Pokhara by TripAdvisor. Located atop a hill, the stupa provides panoramic view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, Pokhara city and the Fewa Lake. While here, we also enjoy amazing view of the sun as it rises from the mighty Himalayas. We then head back to Pokhara and continue touring the city’s landmarks. Davis Falls is a unique waterfall that flows directly into a narrow and deep canal which has no end. The Shiva Cave is located near to Davis Fall and houses a shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva, a primary Hindu God. We also do some boating in Phewa Lake, the largest lake in Pokhara and visit Bindyabasini Temple located at the center of the Lake. We visit the famous International Mountain Museum (IMM) that records, documents and chronicles the past and present development of mountaineering activities in the world and the Himalayas in particular. During the late afternoon, we fly to Kathmandu. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu. Included meals: Breakfast
    Moonlight Hotel
  • Day13
    Final Departure Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A Himalayan Glacier representative will escort us to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal. Included meals: Breakfast
Want to customize this package?ASK THE SELLER
Added by
David T.
Via
Himalayan Glacier

Trekking

Khopra Ridge Community Trek

Nepal

Select number of guests

Single Double = yellow-person
$2,245.00

Select your travel dates

    View more dates
  • Available
  • Standby
Additional
QTY
Price
Subtotal $0
Service fee $0
TOTAL $0
What’s Standby?
Updating calendar…
guarantee

travProtect™

With each and every booking, travProtect™ stands behind you 100% and provides premium safety and security features:

  • ● Listing and sellers vetted by travel experts
  • ● Verified user profiles and reviews
  • ● Live, 24/7 world-class customer support
  • ● Instant communication with sellers
asta
ASK THE SELLER

100%

RESPONSE RATE

within a few hours

RESPONSE TIME

Trust & Safety

World-class security & communications features mean you never have to accept a booking unless you're 100% comfortable.

Secure Payments

Our fast, flexible payment system puts money in your bank account 24 hours after guests check in.