The Khopra Ridge Trek - 11 Days - Shenature Nepal
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Trip Facts

Arrival

Kathmandu

Accommodation

Hotel & Standard Tea House

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trip Level

Moderate

Max. altitude

15,640 ft

Best seasons

Spring & Autumn

Group Size

1-10 persons

Trip Style

Trekking and Hiking

Departure

Kathmandu

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Trip Overview

The Khopra Ridge trek is currently one of the best off-beaten trekking trails in Nepal. The trek is more rewarding as you get to see 21 gigantic mountains. Of which two are among 14 highest mountains in the world – Mt. Dhalugari (7th highest) and Mt. Annapurna (10th highest). In addition, we get to see splendid views of Annapurna massif, glorious Macchapuchhree, Mt Nilgiri North and South, Himchuli and the list goes on. The trek backs the fact that ‘Annapurna region routes are a magnet for mountain lovers.

Hightlights:

Main attractions

  • Off-beaten trail in the Annapurna region.
  • Enjoy up close view of world highest peak Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri.
  • See the world’s deepest gorge–Kali Gandaki.
  • Visit Khayer Lake and experience alpine.
  • Hike from lush sub -tropic to high altitude.

 

Benefits of Travelling with SheNature Team

  • We provide a complimentary private vehicle for transportation between the airport and your hotel, both for arrival and departure.
  • Once you confirm your booking, you’ll receive an online briefing about the trip.
  • We provide an oximeter to monitor your blood oxygen levels at high altitudes. This helps detect early signs of altitude sickness and other potential health risks.
  • We have medical kits available for any situations that may require them.
  • Our booking and reservation system is easy to use.
  • You can reach us 24/7 through different channels at +977-9851255281, such as phone, email, WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat, & Viber (Whatever you are comfortable with).
  • Our payment system is simple and convenient.
  • During the trek, you can store any excess luggage for free at the SheNature Office.

Online Trip Briefing

We will have an online briefing with you, that will answer all your questions about the trek. You will know what equipment you need to bring, the schedule of the trip, and what you can expect on the trails. We will have enough time to clarify all the questions you may have. Once you book the trek, we will email you the date and time for the briefing. Please remember that we will provide you with important information, so you need to note down the points.

Description:

If you are looking to discover the newly opened trails in Nepal, then Khopra ridge community trek is a perfect choice for you. In addition, the less-crowded route is an excellent choice for travelers looking for a week-long trek in the country. The trip blesses you with amazing views of bigger mountains. Also, provides you experience to walk through pastoral villages and dense forests too.

On this trek, you walk two full days above the ridge. Walking on the ridge means you can enjoy beautiful mountain views, which add beauty to this journey. Similarly, you will walk to alpine Lake–Khayer Lake–making the trek spiritual and more adventurous. Further, you get to see the deepest gorge in the world–Kali Gandaki, which borders Mt. Dhaulagiri summit with the Annapurna range.

Your Khopra Ridge trek in Nepal begins with arrival in an exotic city, Kathmandu that has a long history of origin. The following day you will take a flight to Pokhara–a doorstep of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Mustang region trips. The same day you have a drive to Kimchi, where your trek officially starts. For the next one week, you will walk in the mountains, accommodating at the standard teahouses. The newly opened trail is an excellent choice for travelers looking for a week-long trek in Nepal. The trek rewards with amazing views of mountains along with pastoral villages and dense forests.

Besides, if you want to explore other itineraries in the region, then we have carefully crafted products. For instances, our Annapurna Circuit or Annapurna Sunrise are few.

Itinerary

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Welcome to SheNature! Upon coming closer to Nepal, you will see beautiful mountains. Once you land at the airport, our representative will be there at the airport to pick you up and transfer to your scheduled hotel. Reaching the hotel, you can refresh yourself and the rest of the time you can use roaming around the city or take the adequate rest of the jet lagging. Since you will fly tomorrow to Pokhara, we will have a trip discussion. Please come with questions you have and the required documents. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Included Meals: Dinner

Early morning, you have a flight to Pokhara, which is commonly known as LAKE CITY TOO. Try to take the left side of the plan for mesmerizing views of Himalaya over the cloud. Once you land at the airport, you, along with the group, will be managed in a private vehicle to Kimchi. The drive from Pokhara to Kimche is around 4 hours and you approximately cover 65 km. Here we enjoy our lunch and get excited about starting the trek. On the parallel side of the mountain, you can see the trail to Mardi Himal. As you come closer to Gandruk–biggest village in the region–you can see the first glimpse of Mt. Annapurna south, Mt. Himchuli and glorious Mt. Machhapuchhree, which is also known as Mt. Fishtail. Overnight at Gandruk.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Start your walk on a narrow trail through the village. After just 5 minutes walk, we reach a point–that divides two routes–one is to Annapurna Base Camp and 2nd is Khopra Ridge, which is our destination. From here, just walking 10 minutes on the rocky steps, bless with a beautiful glimpse of mountains on the right side – Mt Annapurna South, Mt Himchuli, Mt Ganga Purna, Mt Annapurna III and Mt Machhapuchhare. The path continues through the dense Rhododendron flower tree, reaching a small bridge. From here, you can see the stream and its source, too. In spring, the forest will be like a bed of red flowers. Now the trail is a steep ascent along the small water fall until you reach Bhaisi Kharka. Follow the rest of the section through the dense forest until you reach Tadapani.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Same as the previous day, you start your walk through the dense forest, where you can see Rhododendrons, bamboo and Oak trees. Following ascend and descending trail, you reach a small village, Meshar. Right in front of you are two astounding mountains: Mt Annapurna and Mt Annapurna Fang. These mountains sight will be throughout you reach Isharu. Here, you are blessed with further outstanding views of Annapurna range, including Mt. Annapurna II, IV and Mt. Ganesh Himal, making your journey remarkable. You reach Dobato on a mix trail of descent and ascend. You will enjoy a lunch here.

After having some rest on your legs, you can set up for best viewpoint of the place – Muldhai/Mulde, which is a 30-45 minutes hike from Dobato. The place is famous for its panoramic views of around 23 mountains. The route passes through shrubs and bushes before opening to a meadow.

The Mulde view point offers a stunning sweep of all main peaks–Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV, V, Nilgiri North & South, Gurja Himal, Tukuche, Fang, Annapurna I, II, III, South, Himchuli, Macchapucchre, Lamjung and many more.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today’s walk is more on the ridge, thus it is more challenging. Continue your trek; after 30 minutes ascend, we reach a point that has two trails–right to hidden lake and left to Khopra ridge. Follow the left one that connects to your destination. Along the way, enjoy Annapurna ranges and Dhaulagiri ranges. Little walk from the point, arrive you at Bayali, where you will take rest and descend through dense Oak forest further two hours. Enjoying the waterfall, river stream and plenty of colorful flowers on the trail side, you finally reach Chhistibang. Here, you will have a lunch of the day and take some rest to reverse energy for a further walk.

The path continuously ascends from Chhistibang. The steep ascend might give deep breaths, so try to maintain a pace. However, the hard day is pay offs as more we gain more altitude: the grand view of Dhaulagiri is equally rewarding. The mountain is more picturesque than earlier after the horizon clears up. You can also see the deepest gorge in the world–Kali Gandaki–that separates Dhaulagiri range with Annapurna massif.Overnight at Khopra Danda.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Start early for another long day walk to Khayer lake. It is 10 hours return walk to Khayer Lake. Pilgrims worshipped the lake holy and embarks on the journey from Tatopani to offer prayer to this serene lake. The trail is barren and gives you experience of walking on the ridge. It is suggested gaining the altitude gradually for remarkable experience. The more you gain altitude, the prominent the views of Annapurna Fang, Annapurna I. Spellbound to see clouds playing over the valley. Though the ascend is challenging as you will walk on the ridge however, the captivating views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif will enthrall you throughout the way. On the way there is a small teahouse just for tea and snacks, where you can have tea enjoy serenity of the place. From here, the walk is continuous: 1 and a half hour ascends to the Lake. As soon as you approach toward the lake, you will first view Annapurna South and on its foothill is Khayer Lake. Finally, you reached the highest point of the trek and it is worth achieving to see calmness of lake and tall mountains in the surrounding. Discover the place and slowly descend. You can enjoy sunsets at many stops.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Start the trek in ridge walk, with descent through the forest until Chistibung that will take nearly 2 hours. You follow the same trail that took you to Khopra ridge. Now, you avoid left the trail to Dobato and catch right trail that leads to our destination for today and further to Ghorepani. The trail further 3 more hours via dense forest, which differs from earlier one as we see more Oaks and bamboo trees, brings you to Shwata. The village is calm, which has fewer teahouses and more agriculture on land. Enjoy the tranquility of it and give your knees rest for today.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Start the trek descending to the water stream, then cross the bridge. From here you ascend further uphill and reach the village of Chittre that joins to the main trekking trail–Ghorepani. Ghorepani is the most popular village in the Annapurna Conservation area, where you can see hotel and cafes too. The trek is a mixture of uphill and downhill. From Ghorepani, you descend along the rhododendron forest to reach Ulleri. Further, continue descending to Hile, a small village, from where you will catch a private vehicle to Pokhara. The drive is a scenic drive and you can even have beautiful views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Machhapuchhree from the city. Enjoy the rest of the day in the serene city Pokhara.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Enjoy your morning breakfast in the city with amazing views of nature. You can plan for a quick tour to the city. We can help you on this or give adequate rest to your knees as it has walked uphills and downhill enjoying tea/coffee from the hotel balcony. At the right time for the flight to Kathmandu, your guide will assist you with it. Back to Kathmandu, you can do last-minute souvenir shopping for your near ones. Enjoy your last day of the visit to Nepal.

Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

 

You will be transferred to the international airport of the city to catch your flight back home. We are sure you have made lifetime experiences and live it with this trip. We hope to welcome you to Nepal soon. With the memory, we bid farewell to our lovely client. Thank you for joining us.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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FAQ's

The Khopra Ridge trek is in the Annapurna region of Nepal. However, it is away from busier trails of the region. The trek comes within the Annapurna Conservation Area.

Though the trek is unrevealed, it is a moderate trek. If you can walk uphill, downhill on the ridge for a minimum of 7-8 hours a day, then this trip is perfect for you.

Normally, every trek in Nepal is right to do during spring and fall seasons for the rewarding views of mountains. However, the itinerary is doable round the year.

From Pokhara to Kathmandu, it is a weeklong trek that takes you to the serenity of mountains. The trails cover the distance of approximately 70 km and will gain a distance of around 7 km a day. We not only reach Khopra ridge trek but achieve an alpine experience with Khayera Lake visit.

We have a knowledgeable team who will guide you in every step of this trip. We have a local team for every destination. Who can know their region better than anyone? Meet our leaders; among them, one will lead you to the particular place.

Because of covid-19, we all are living in uncertainty time. However, giving farewell to 2020—and embracing 2021, we should be confident no matter what we will come in our way, we will face it with full strength and find a way to a new beginning that will give us immense pleasure in our life. So, we give you full confidence to book with us. We understand and provide the chance to cancel before one week of departure. Also, we will reserve your funds for your next trip with us.

As you will walk for a long time in the day, you need a good rest in the night. We will arrange your best teahouses in the mountains so you have a comfortable rest, which is vital for tomorrow’s walk as well. Normally, the teahouse’s room temperature is maintained at 10 to 12 degree Celsius.

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