Khopra is a ridge that goes towards the towering Annapurna range through the jungle, right next to Annapurna Himalaya Range.
Khopra trekking trail takes trekkers to the solitude and peace, away from the crowded paths of Annapurna base camp /(circuit) & Ghorepani Ghandruk trail. This trail takes you to the peace after separating from the main trail in Tadapani, Tadapani is the junction point of Ghorepani Poonhill trekking trail and the massive Annapurna trekking trail.
Fewer people, closer view of the mountain range, more peaceful, lush green jungle & beauty of nature are the attractions of this emerging trekking trail. Hikers will enjoy the nature, wildlife and geo-diversity of this trek. This trek is suitable for those who enjoy a quieter trail and who are ok with basic accommodation.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1450m/4727ft) and transfer to Hotel
Welcome to Nepal, our representative will pick you up from the busy international airport and assist you to your hotel. Enjoy your freetime in Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with guide in a private car
Your tour will begin at 9am in the morning. Our guide and vehicle will pick you up from your hotel and take you around four major destinations today: Boudhanath stupa, Swyambhunath/monkey temple, Kathmandu durbar square and the cremation place. Today you see two major religious sites of Hindu and Buddhist, which will be described in detail by your guide. You will see the living goddess KUMARI during your visit to Basantapur Durbar Square. Enjoy your tour; ask more, learn more and be attentive to what your guide delivers during the briefing in every destination. After the tour you will attend the trekking briefing. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara, continue driving to Ghandruk
Drive to Pokhara takes about 8 hours in a tourist bus. The drive is scenic with changing landscape and the local people you see all around. You will drive along the highway, still there might be traffic sometimes. Utilize the breaks to take pictures and to explore the surroundings. Once we get to Pokhara we will continue to drive to Ghandruk, which will take another 3-4 hours in a private jeep. Ghandruk is a beautiful village in the lap of Annapurna south, Fishtail and other surrounding mountains. Ghandruk village is an old settlement of the Gurung people and the Gurung people are ex-Gurkhas. So this village is also famous as the village of the Great Gurkhas. Make sure you stroll around and explore the village. Overnight at a guest house at Ghandruk.
Day 04: Trek to Tadapani (2,590m8444ft)
Today's trekking ascends slowly towards the hill of Tadapani, once there you will feel even closer to the mountains you saw from Ghandruk. The trail in Khopra trek is gradual up in the beginning and goes quite steep up at the end. Today's walk is a nice mixture of in and out of the jungle and villages. If you are trekking in the spring time, you will see rhododendron forest blooming and possibly some monkeys teasing you. Enjoy your nice walk and stay overnight in Tadapani, a small village at the beginning of the ridge. We will be walking the same ridge towards Khopra.
Day 05: Trek to Dobato (3,350m/10921ft): 4-5 hours
Today's walk offers a different taste of trekking in Nepal. Our hike takes us inside the jungle and in and out of the dense forest, we get to see the mountains popping out behind the hills. Look out for herbs and different types of vegetation, as well as some of the rare wild animals in the region. Amazingly enough, this place is famous for snow leopard sightings, so keep your eyes open!
Day 06: Trek from Dobato to Upper Chistibung (2,975m/9699ft) 4-5 hours
Today we trek through the jungle and we will also see villages on far sight. Scattered villages look nice through the dense Rhododendron forest. Today's walk is more in the gorge, so enjoy your forest walk.
Day 07: Chistibung to Khopra Ridge (3,660m/11736ft): 3-4 hours
The walk continues more or less like yesterday in the gorge. This trail is more off the beaten path so narrow trail with some rough terrain is expected.
Day 08: Rest day : Side trip to Khayer Lake (4,500m/14670): 10-11 hours
After several days of walking we may be a bit tired and needing some rest. The Annapurna Himalaya range and the scattered villages down in the valley look spectacular, so we rest here for the sake of beauty and enjoy the nature. Apart from taking an easy rest day we can also hike towards Khayer lake situated above 4500meters. This lake's surrounding is peaceful with natural silence.
Day 09: Khwopra Ridge to Swanta (2,200m7172ft): 5-6 hours
We start descending from day 9. Hiking to the small village of Swanta is mostly downhill and through the jungle. We can see Annapurna still close to us from this small Gurung settlement.
Day 10: Trek Swanta to Ulleri (2,050 m/6683): 5-6 hours
Today's hike is into the village. You will meet a lot of local people, but don't forget to ask before taking their picture. Farming terrace, traditional dresses of Gurung women and men is attraction of the day. Moreover we pass through some nice looking historical Gurung settlements today.
Day 11: Hike back to Naya Pul and drive to Pokhara: 5-6 hours
Todays hike is mostly downhill and flat at the end which is nice at the end of the trekking. If you want to drive back from Ulleri; it is possible but during the rainy season it is not recommended to travel by jeep as the road may be slippery and mud slides are common. Your guide can arrange a jeep if you want to end the trek in Ulleri. Overnight in Pokhara; you can go to a spa, nice hotel, good food and beers on the side of Phewa lake. Make the night beautiful.
Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu
The drive is long but we will use the time for relaxing and giving a our legs a break. Driving back to Kathmandu is the same way we drove on the way Kathmandu to Pokhara. Take good naps and stretch your legs during the breaks. Overnignt in Kathmandu.
Day 13: Transfer to international airport for final Departure
After beautiful trekking to Khopra ridge, now is the time for farewell. With all the wonderful memories we farewell you and hope to see you soon again in your next trip to Nepal. We are happy to be a part of your Nepal travel. We will drop you off at the airport and wish you safe travels.
Cost of Khopra Trek
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Note - Price displayed is for one person, Saying that, more people makes the price low.
Khopra trek Cost Include:
- Airport pickup and drop by private car or micro bus (depending on group Size).
- 3 nights at kathmandu and 2 nights at pokhara; Standard Hotel is included (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
- All your meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
- All accommodation during the trek.
- All necessary paper works (ACAP) entry permit& Trekker`s information management system (Tims).
- Fluent English speaking and trained, Government licensed guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
- A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if you need.
- Our guide and porter are insured by the company.
- Medical supplies (first aid kit). Regular oxygen saturation check up is done by our guide.
- All government taxes and office expenses.
- Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu & Pokhara in A/C Car.
- Sightseeing entrance fee.
Khopra trek Cost Exclude:
- Food while you are in Kathmandu.
- Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $50 dollar.
- Your Travel and medical insurance.
- International airfare.
- All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
- Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
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- Activity ⇒ Trek/Walk
- Activity Level ⇒Exceptional
- Accommodation ⇒Teahouse/Lodge
- Group Size ⇒2 to 5
- Service level ⇒Basic
- Trip Code ⇒ABCT14
- Travel Style ⇒ Guided Tour
- Max Altitude ⇒4130 m
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