Nepal - Annapurna Khopra Ridge Trekking (8 days) Book Now

USD 462

Annapurna Khopra Ridge trekking is one of the most magnificent trekking routes around Annapurna region. It is the ideal trekking route for the trekkers who want to submerge themselves and wanderlust in the lap of nature. This trek provides the horde free trails taking you all the way up to Khayer pond situated at the elevation of 4500 meters above the sea level and is one of the holy pilgrimage sites in Nepal for people following Hindu religion. From the Khopra ridge, you can enjoy the marvelous and mesmerizing panoramic view of one of the biggest mountain in the world, Mount Dhaulagiri and its ranges along with Annapurna South and Nilgiri. This isolated route delivers the best trekking experience to every trekker as the snow leopard, Mountain Yak, and Impian Pheasant - the national bird of Nepal can be seen on the way. 

Included in the Cost

  • Accommodation throughout the trek on room only basis.
  • A private vehicle from Pokhara to trekking starting place and trekking ending place to Pokhara
  • ACAP, TIMS & other permits
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking guide
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.
  • All government and local taxes
  • First aid kit 

Not Included in the Cost

Food and drinks/ Beverage bills
Entrance Fees
Tipping (Tips)
Travel Insurance
International Flights
Extars cost for upgrading rooms and services at hotels
donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .
Personal Hiking gear, personal kits
Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind

Recommended gear list:

Good wind/rain Jacket
Warm fleece jacket or Jersey
Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots.
Sun hat or scarf
Sunglasses with UV protection
Hiking shorts
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

FAQ

Answer

Nepalis a landlocked country which has borders with India & China. You can either fly in or enter by land borders that are attached to China or India.

  • Day 1

    Pokhara to Tadapani (2700 m) via Ghandruk (1940 m) Hiking duration: 5/6 hours

  • Early in the morning, our team will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the foothill of Ghandruk. From here, walk for about one hour towards Ghandruk. Ghandruk village is a typical Gurung village with its unique culture still intact. From here, walk all the way up through the dense rhododendron forest to reach Bhaise Kharka. Continuing our trail, we reach Tadapani. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 2

    Tadapani to Bayeli Kharka (3460 m) Hiking duration: 6/7 hours

  • In the morning, enjoy the beautiful sunrise and the magnificent view of Fishtail mountain. Afterward, start your trek towards Bayeli Kharka. At first, you will descend down through the dense rhododendron forest and gradually your trail will take you all the way up to Bayeli Kharka. As you reach near to your destination, you can see your surroundings and can notice that you're above the tree line. From here, you will start to walk into thin air. After reaching Bayeli Kharka, check-in at the tea house hotel. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 3

    Bayeli to Chistbung (2950 m) Hiking Duration: 5 hours

  • Today you will be walking all the way through the remote areas of Annapurna region. The trail will take you all the way down to lower Chistbung first and from there, you will gradually walk all the way up along with the wind breeze passing through you and the view of Annapurna South and Dhaulagiri mountains keep you delighting all the way. After some walking, you will reach Chistbung. Overnight in local lodge..

  • Day 4

    Chistbung to Khopra Ridge (3660 m) Hiking Duration: 3/4 hours

  • Though today is a short hike to Khopra Ridge, it’s a steady climb all the way up through the meadow and pasture trail to Khopra. If the luck favors you then you will be able to see the Pheasant, the national bird of Nepal, and the glimpse of the snow leopard as well. After reaching Khopra, you can observe the glorious view of Mount Dhaulagiri and the peak of Annapurna South. Check-in at the lodge and explore the surrounding of Khopra as from Khopra ridge viewpoint you can observe the Kali Gandaki river down the George. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 5

    Khopra Ridge to Khayer Lake & back to Khopra Ridge ( 4500m) Hiking Duration: 9/10 hours

  • Wake up early in the morning at 6 and head towards Khayer lake as today is the longest hike in this trek as the trail leads you through the rocky path and all the way up to the lake. Khayer lake is considered as the holy and sacred lake around this region by the native people who follow Hindu religion and there's a belief that by bathing in the lake, you will attain tranquility. You can see the Hindu Temple followed by the Buddhist temple standing in front of the massive Annapurna south. Explore the surroundings and get back to Khopra. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 6

    Khopra Ridge to Swanta village (2200 m) Hiking Duration: 5/6 hours

  • We descend all the way down from the hillside through the steep trail to reach the Swanta village. As you keep on walking down, you can find yourself surrounded by the trees and soon the trail will lead you through the rhododendron forest having flora and fauna along the glimpse of Mount Dhaulagiri throughout your trail. As the Swanta village comes nearby, you can see the terrace field and the colorful houses around. On reaching Swanta village, you can explore the village. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 7

    Swanta village to Ghorepani (2840m) Hiking Duration: 6 hours

  • Today, your trail will lead you through the flat land followed by the terrace field and on the way, you can observe the water mill and cross the river through the suspension bridge. From now, you will steadily walk up through the dense rhododendron forest all the way up to Ghorepani. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 8

    Ghorepani to Tikhedhunga via Poon Hill (3210m) Hiking duration: 4/5 hours, Driving Duration: 3/4 hours

  • Wake up early in the morning and hike towards Poon Hill all the way up through the stone staircase. From here, enjoy the breathtaking view of sunrise along with the panoramic view of Fishtail mountain, Annapurna mountain and ranges with Nilgiri mountain on your north and the Mount Dhaulagiri on your west. Afterward, return to the lodge and have your breakfast. Then you will be descending all the way down to Tirkhedhunga. The trails will take you through between the rhododendron forest and down to steep steps to Tikhedhunga. In Tikhedhunga, our jeep will be waiting for you to take you to Pokhara. Our team will drop you at your hotel making the program come to an end.

Trip Grade

Moderate

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