KHOPRA RIDGE TREK

Khopra Ridge Trek: Where Adventure Meets Serenity 

KHOPRA RIDGE TREK

Khopra Ridge Trek : Where Adventure Meets Serenity

Base Camp

Pokhara

Region

Nepal

Trek Grade

Moderate to Difficult

Trek Distance

58 Kms

Trek Duration

9 Days

Highest Altitude

15,700 ft

Best Season

March-June, Sept-Oct

Pick & Drop Point

Pokhara

Nearest Airport

Pokhara

Railway Station

NA

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₹ 32,500

₹ 29,500

+5% GST

Region

Nepal

Base Camp

Pokhara

Trek Grade

Moderate to Difficult

Trek Distance

58 Kms

Trek Duration

9 Days

Highest Altitude

15,700 ft

Best Season

March-June, Sept-Oct

Pick & Drop Point

Pokhara

Nearest Airport

Pokhara

Railway Station

NA

Contact Us

₹ 32,500

₹ 29,500
+5% GST

ABOUT KHOPRA RIDGE TREK

The Khopra Ridge Trek, also known as the Khopra Danda Trek, is a relatively less-traveled but immensely rewarding trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Offering stunning panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, this trek takes you through lush forests, charming villages, and diverse landscapes. The highlight of the trek is reaching Khopra Ridge, where you are treated to breathtaking views of towering peaks, including Annapurna South, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri.

The trek typically takes around 10 to 12 days to complete, including arrival and departure from Kathmandu.

The Khopra Ridge Trek is considered moderately difficult. While it doesn’t involve technical climbing, it does require a reasonable level of fitness due to its steep ascents and descents, as well as its high altitude.

The trek usually begins from Nayapul, which is accessible by a few hours’ drive from Pokhara. From Nayapul, the trail passes through picturesque villages like Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, and Swanta, where trekkers can experience the unique culture and lifestyle of the local Gurung and Magar communities.

En route to Khopra Ridge, trekkers often make a side trip to Poon Hill, renowned for its stunning sunrise views over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

The main highlight of the trek, Khopra Ridge offers unparalleled panoramic views of some of the world’s highest peaks, including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.

Trekkers have the opportunity to stay at the unique Khopra Community Lodge, run by the local community, providing a chance to experience authentic Nepali hospitality and support sustainable tourism initiatives.

This charming Gurung village provides a glimpse into the traditional lifestyle of the local inhabitants, surrounded by terraced fields and forests. Throughout the trek, trekkers are treated to diverse landscapes, including lush forests, rhododendron groves (blooming in spring), and alpine meadows.

Teahouses and guesthouses are available along the trekking route, providing basic but comfortable accommodation and meals. The Khopra Community Lodge is a unique option for trekkers looking for a more immersive cultural experience.

Trekkers need to obtain the necessary permits for the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card before starting the trek.

The best time to do the Khopra Ridge Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally clear, and the views are spectacular. However, it’s also possible to trek during the monsoon season (June to August) and winter (December to February), although weather conditions may be more challenging.

The Khopra Ridge Trek offers an unforgettable adventure through some of Nepal’s most stunning landscapes, providing trekkers with a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and panoramic mountain views. With its moderate difficulty level and diverse highlights, it’s a perfect choice for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path trekking experience in the Annapurna region.

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FAQs

The trek typically takes around 9 to 10 days to complete, including arrival and departure from Pokhara.

The trek is considered moderately difficult. While it doesn't involve technical climbing, it does require a reasonable level of fitness due to its steep ascents and descents, as well as its high altitude.

The highlights include panoramic views from Khopra Ridge, sunrise at Poon Hill, cultural immersion in villages like Ghorepani and Swanta, and the unique experience of staying at the Khopra Community Lodge.

Teahouses and guesthouses along the route provide basic but comfortable accommodation and meals. The Khopra Community Lodge offers a more immersive cultural experience.

Yes, trekkers need to obtain permits for the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and a Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card before starting the trek.

The best time to trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally clear, and the views are spectacular.

Yes, trekkers often make a side trip to Poon Hill for sunrise views. Additionally, there are alternative routes and variations available, depending on time and preference.

Generally, yes, as long as trekkers adhere to safety guidelines, stay on designated trails, and are prepared for the challenges of trekking at high altitude.

Essential items include trekking gear, appropriate clothing for varying weather conditions, trekking shoes, a first aid kit and a camera to capture the stunning views.

DETAILED ITINERARY

  • Altitude : 2,750 ft

  • Night stay in Hotel

    Arrive in Pokhara, a beautiful city in Nepal known for its stunning lakes and mountain views. Check into your Hotel and spend the rest of the day relaxing and exploring the lakeside area and local market.

  • Drive : 55 km, 2-3 Hours

  • Trek : 3.5 km, 2-3 hours

  • Max Altitude : 6,650 ft

    After breakfast, drive from Pokhara to Kimche, a small village located around 3 hours away. Begin your trek from Kimche to Ghandruk, a picturesque Gurung village known for its traditional culture and stunning mountain views. The trek takes approximately 3 hours, passing through lush forests and terraced fields. Arrive in Ghandruk, where you will spend the night in a local tea house.

  • Trek : 6 km, 4-5 hours

  • Altitude : 8,700 ft

    Start your trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani after breakfast. The trail ascends through rhododendron forests, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Trekking duration is around 4-5 hours. Reach Tadapani, a small settlement nestled amidst the forested hills, and stay overnight at a tea house.

  • Trek : 6 km, 6-7 hours

  • Altitude : 11,250 ft

    Begin your trek from Tadapani to Dobata after breakfast. The trail passes through serene forests and offers occasional glimpses of mountain peaks. Trekking duration is approximately 6-7 hours. Arrive in Dobata, a tranquil spot surrounded by nature, and spend the night at a tea house.

  • Trek : 9 km, 6-7 hours

  • Max Altitude : 11,800 ft

    Start early for a challenging trek from Dobata to Chhistibang via Muldai Top. Muldai Top offers panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Trekking duration is around 7 hours. Descend to Chhistibang, a serene village nestled in the hills, and stay overnight at a tea house.

  • Trek:4km,3hours
  • Altitude : 11,975 ft

Begin your trek from Chhistibang to Khopra Ridge after breakfast. The trail ascends gradually, passing through forests and open meadows. Trekking duration is approximately 3 hours. Arrive at Khopra Ridge, where you will spend the night in a tea house amidst stunning mountain views.

  • Trek : 16 km, 8-9 hours

  • Max Altitude : 15,300 ft

    Embark on an early morning trek from Khopra Ridge to Khayer Lake. The trail offers stunning views of the surrounding peaks and landscapes. Spend some time at Khayer Lake, enjoying the serene surroundings. Return to Khopra Ridge in the afternoon and spend the night at the tea house.

  • Trek : 8 km, 6-7 hours

  • Max Altitude : 12,000 ft

    Begin your trek from Khopra Ridge to Paudwar after breakfast. The trail passes through rugged terrain and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys. Trekking duration is around 7 hours. Arrive in Paudwar, a small village nestled amidst the hills, and spend the night at a tea house.

  • Trek : 5 km, 3-4 hours

  • Drive : 110 km, 5-6 hours

    Start your trek from Paudwar to Tatopani after breakfast. The trail descends through forests and terraced fields, offering scenic views along the way. Trekking duration is approximately 4 hours. Arrive in Tatopani, where you will conclude your trek. Drive back to Pokhara and spend the night at your accommodation.

    This detailed itinerary outlines a 9-day trekking adventure through the stunning landscapes of the Annapurna region in Nepal, offering a mix of cultural experiences and breathtaking natural beauty.

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THINGS TO CARRY

BASIC GEARS

INCLUSIONS

EXCLUSIONS

POLICY

Booking Confirmation Policy

• The customer receives a Booking confirmation receipt immediately via Email and WhatsApp of a successful booking.

Cancellation policy

In the event you cancel your trek, cancellation policy we follow :

• Cancellation 20 days before the starting date of the trek – Refund with 10% cancellation charges.

FAQs

The trek typically takes around 9 to 10 days to complete, including arrival and departure from Pokhara.

The trek is considered moderately difficult. While it doesn't involve technical climbing, it does require a reasonable level of fitness due to its steep ascents and descents, as well as its high altitude.

The highlights include panoramic views from Khopra Ridge, sunrise at Poon Hill, cultural immersion in villages like Ghorepani and Swanta, and the unique experience of staying at the Khopra Community Lodge.

Teahouses and guesthouses along the route provide basic but comfortable accommodation and meals. The Khopra Community Lodge offers a more immersive cultural experience.

Yes, trekkers need to obtain permits for the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and a Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card before starting the trek.

The best time to trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally clear, and the views are spectacular.

Yes, trekkers often make a side trip to Poon Hill for sunrise views. Additionally, there are alternative routes and variations available, depending on time and preference.

Generally, yes, as long as trekkers adhere to safety guidelines, stay on designated trails, and are prepared for the challenges of trekking at high altitude.

Essential items include trekking gear, appropriate clothing for varying weather conditions, trekking shoes, a first aid kit and a camera to capture the stunning views.

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