Khopra Ridge Community Trail is newly opened trekking route in Annapurna region, which has been hidden to outsiders for long time. Among the short treks in Annapurna, Khopra Ridge Trek is definitely one of the best choice to immerse into the beautiful nature & culture beauty of yet unspoiled picturesque community villages surrounded by scenic landscapes & mountain peaks and lakes, waterfalls, temples and rhododendron forest. On clear weather, you can see more than 20 peak including two giants – Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri. In terms of mountains view, it is on par to Annapurna Base Camp, maybe even better. Our best attraction during Khopra Ridge Trekking is to visit the blue color Khayer Lake., a sacred holy lake for Hindus, is also a magnificent viewpoint on the foothill of Annapurna South.
Trekking to Khopra Community Trail starts from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Nayapul drive and hike towards the first best viewpoint of the journey – Poon Hill at Ghorepani. Mostly, Gurung and Magar people live in this area, and you can feel their unique lifestyle and their warm & friendly manners. On the day of Lake Visit, we start from Khopra Ridge Hotel with packed lunch food and pass through beautiful waterfalls and landscapes towards scenic Khayer Lake and also visit Khayer Barahi Temple. We retrace our path a little back and walk to Tadapani and further continue to Jhinu Danda, where we can rest our tired bones at natural hot-spring. After relaxing our muscle a little, we get ready to get back to Pokhara, thus ending the journey.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu : Picked Up from the airport and transfer to the Hotel Drive: 30 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Welcome Dinner
Day 2Free Day in Kathmandu Optional: Join our free walking tours – starts at 10am – Walk to Monkey Temple (Rs 200 Entrance Fee) – Visit National Museum (Rs 500) – Kathmandu Durbar Square (Rs 1000) – finish at 4pm
Walk: 2 – 3 hours | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and transfer to HotelDrive: 7-8 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: B, L, D
Day 4Morning drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Hille (1480m/4856 ft)Drive: 1-1.5 hrs | Walk: 3 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Trek from Hille to Ghorepani (2850m/9350 ft)Walk: 5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Sunrise Poon Hill (3210m/10531 ft) and trek to Upper Chistibung (2975m / 9758 ft)Walk: 6 - 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Trek from Upper Chistibung to Khopra Ridge (3660m / 12004 ft)Walk: 3 - 4 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Day Trip to Khayer Lake (4500m / 14760 ft)Walk: 8 – 9 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Trek from Khopra Ridge to Bayeli Kharkha (3420m / 11217 ft)Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 10Trek from Bayeli Kharkha to Tadapani (2610m / 8560 ft)Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Trek from Tadapani to Jhinu Hotspring (1780m / 5840 ft)Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 12Trek from Jhinu to Sewei and drive to PokharaWalk: 4 – 5 hrs | Drive: 2 – 3 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: B, L, D
Day 13Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and transfer to HotelDrive: 7-8 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Included: B, L, D
Day 14Free Day in Kathmandu (Contingency Day)Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 15Final Departure | Other Travel Plan
FREE WALKING TOUR: This is an optional walking adventure on the outskirts of Thamel area, which will surprisingly take you to popular Buddhist shrine – Monkey Temple (original name Swayambunath Stupa) and Kathmandu Durbar Square (House of Virgin Living Goddess) after a quick peek at the National Museum. It is around 6km walk, takes 1.5 hrs walk starting and ending from/to Thamel. It is a guided tour; however the entrance fees to these heritage sites must be pay by travelers themselves. [Monkey Temple – Rs 200, Kathmandu Durbar Square – Rs 1000, National Museum – Rs 150]. We start at 10am in the morning (after breakfast) and finish before 4pm (time can vary).
SAFETY CONCERN: Your safety is our top concern while organizing outdoor and adventure plans. Our leaders and crew members are experienced professionals who will make sure that the trip is safely in course. We truly understand the need of information flow and risk management to provide the best experience. Our trekking arrangement includes the proper clothing, supplies of equipment and gears, high altitude prevention measures and remedies to provide the carefree adventure in the Himalayas.
STANDARD TRIP: Standard itinerary and route plans are typically designed considering the necessary number of days to complete the trek for average fit travelers and level of altitude gain on the trek (and multiple other factors) which can be modified as per the interest, time, experience and budget plan of travelers. On the given adventure plan, we have included the most important items necessary for the trip and the cost for it and quoted to provide a general idea of the cost of the trip with minimum number of days required to complete the trip.
CUSTOMIZE TRIP: We can organize a trip to every style and provide our service as required by the travelers. There are few items like leader, permits etc, which are mandatory to provide from the agency whereas there are also several alternatives to design the trip as suited. Any customization of the standard itinerary will change the trip price accordingly. We always like to hear what you have to say. We are always happy to assist your valuable travel holidays in your manner with the best information that suits your way of traveling.
ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU
We need to have 4 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (before and after the trip) for preparation, rest, and contingency. We provide twin sharing room at Hotel Nepalaya on BB Plan for your trip. If you choose to book your own accommodation in Kathmandu, 50 USD per person is discounted from trip price.
If you prefer to select your own accommodation, then you are free to do so and find a place suitable to your interest. Alternatively, you can suggest a name, and we shall book that place for you.
GROUP SIZE: All of our adventure trips are accompanied by specialized local leaders, guides, porters and assistant guides (as required) who will always ensure your safety and comfort at every part of the journey. We found that the group size of 8 is the optimal size to run these trips, however we can organize a trip plan for any group size upon the request.
Group of More than 8: We also have a good experience of handling big groups of volunteers, employees, students, and able to organize a trip plan upon request. Please kindly submit your group size information, and we will garnish a proper trip plan and price for you.
It is your travel plan; you can choose what you want to do, of course with a lot of information first. Feel free to submit and share your travel ideas, and we shall get back to you with more thoughts in no time.