Annapurna Khopra Ridge trekking is one of the most magnificent trekking route around Annapurna region. It is the ideal trekking route for the trekkers who wants 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 metre above the sea level and is one of the holy pilgrimage site 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, Fang and Nilgiri. This isolated route deliver the best trekking experience to every trekkers as snow leopard, Mountain Yak and Impean Pheasant - the national bird of Nepal can be seen on the way.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu Airport. Our office representative will receive you and will transfer you to the hotel. You might be having Jet Lag so you can rest for a while and later on you can go to stroll around the streets of Thamel. Overnight in Yatri Suites and Spa hotel, Kathmandu.
Day 2: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
Have your breakfast in the morning. And get ready to explore the fascinating Kathmandu by guided sightseeing tour. This tour will bring you to Kathmandu’s must sees places including UNESCO world heritage site, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Boudhastupa which is the largest stupa in the world and Pashupatinath temple, the most sacred temple of kathmandu where you can experience a traditional Nepalese cremation ceremony. Overnight in Yatri Suites and Spa hotel, Kathmandu.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Altitude: 827m, Drive duration: 5/6 hours
After breakfast get ready to drive towards Pokhara as the vehicle will come to pick you up at the hotel. And from Kathmandu, Pokhara is 207km far away and will take around 5 to 6 hours to reach. In between you can stop to get fresh and to have lunch as well. After reaching to Pokhara check in hotel and rest for a while and later on you can stroll around the lakeside of Pokhara.Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 4: Drive to Phedi and trek to Tolka
Altitude: 1890m, Driving duration: 45min, Hiking duration: 5 hours
Today after having your breakfast, you will drive up to Phedi where the trek begins. From the entire walking path you will be rewarded with great views of the mountains that continue to improve as you ascend along the ridge to Dhampus (1750m at the top), from where you will get to observe magnificent view of Fishtail and Annapurna mountain. From here, you will continue your trek to Pothana and have lunch here. After lunch you will continue your trek to small settlement Tolka. Overnight accommodation in Local Lodge.
Day 5: Tolka to Ghandruk village
Altitude: 1940m, Hiking duration: 5 hours
Early in the morning have your breakfast and start your trek towards Ghandruk. First you will walk through the crop field leading you to the village name Syaulibazaar then you will descend down all the way to cross the river through suspension bridge and will start to ascend all the way up to Ghandruk village. After reaching to Ghandruk village, check in hotel and rest for a while and later in the afternoon you will be visiting the typical old Ghandruk village. Overnight in Ghandruk.
Day 6: Ghandruk to Tadapani
Altitude: 2700m, Hiking duration: 6 hours
After breakfast you will be heading towards Tadapani. Today you will be walking all the way up through the rhododendron forest, after you reach to Bhaise kharka you will stop here for the lunch and to rest and after that you will continue to trek and once you reach to Tadapani, check in hotel. Overnight in Tea house hotel.
Day 7: Tadapani to Bayeli Kharka
Altittude: 3460m, Hiking duration: 6/7 hours
In the morning you can enjoy the beautiful sunrise and the magnificient Fish tail mountin then you can have your breakfast and after that you will 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 upto Bayeli Kharka as you reach near to your destination you can see your surroundimgs and can notice that you're being above the tree line, from here you will start to walk into thin air. After reaching to Bayeli. Check in Tea house hotel. Overnight in Bayeli.
Day 8: Bayeli to Chistbung
Altitude: 2950m, Hiking duration: 5 hours
After breakfast, you will start your trek towards Chistbung. 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 reaching to Chistbung, check in hotel and rest. Overnight in Chistbung.
Day 9: Chistbung to Khopra Ridge
Altitude: 3660m, Hiking duration: 3/4 hours
Have your breakfast and then you will head towards the Khopra ridge. Though today is a short hike to khopra Ridge but it’s a steady climb all the way up through the meadow and pasture trail to Khopra. If the luck favours you then you will be able to see the Impean Pheasant- the national bird of Nepal and the glimpse of snow leopard as well. After reaching to Khopra you can observe the glorious view of Mount Dhaulagiri and the peak of Annapurna south. Check in hotel and explore the surrounding of Khopra as from Khopra ridge view point you can observe the Kali Gandaki river down the George. Overnight in khopra.
Day 10: Khopra Ridge to Khayer Lake & back to Khopra Ridge
Altitude: 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 upto lake. Khayer lake is consider as the holy and sacred lake around this region by the native people who follows 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 surrounding and get back to Khopra as you can have your pack lunch on the way. Overnight in Khopra.
Day 11: Khopra Ridge to Swanta village:
Altitude: 2200m, Hiking duration: 5/6 hours
After breakfast 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 rhodonderon forest having flora and fauna along with that you will have the glimpse of Mount Dhaulagiri throughout your trail. Aa the Swanta village comes nearby you can see the terrace field and the colourful houses around. Once you reach to Swanta village check in hotel and rest. Later on you can explore the village. Overnight in Swanta.
Day 12: Swanta village to Ghorepani
Altitude: 2840m, Hiking duration: 6 hours
After your breakfast,
head towards Ghorepani. First, your trail will lead you through the flat land
and then through the terrace field and on the way you can observe the water
mill and cross the river through the suspension bridge and from now you will
steadily walk up through the dense rhododendron forest all the way up to
Ghorepani. After reaching to Ghorepani check in hotel and have a rest. Overnight in Ghorepaani.
Day 13: Ghorepani to Tirkhedhunga via Poon hill
Altitude: 3210m/1600m, Hiking duration: 1 & 5 hours
Wake up early in the
morning and hike towards Poon Hill all the way up through the stone staircase.
From here enjoy the breath taking view of
sunrise along with the panoramic view of Fishtail mountain, Annapurna
mountain and ranges, Nilgiri mountain on your north and the Mount Dhaulagiri
and ranges on your west then get back to your hotel and have your breakfast.
After your breakfast you will be descending all the way down to Tirkhedhunga. The
trails will take you through between the rhodonderon forest and down to stiney
steps to Tirkhedhunga. After reaching over there check in hotel and have a
rest. Overnight in Tirkhedhunga.
Day 14: Tirkhedhunga to Naypul to Pokhara
Hiking duration: 4 hours
After your breakfast we
will head towards Nayapul and on the way you can observe the amazing hill
landscape with the stoney steps taking you all the way down to Nayapul from
where you will board our vehicle to get
back to Pokhara. After reaching to Pokhara check in hotel and rest for a while
and the evening you can stroll around the lakeside streets of Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Drive duration: 5/6 hours
After your breakfast get ready to get back to the city of temple Kathmandu by private vehicle. as the vehicle will come to pick you up at the hotel. And from Pokhara it is 207km far away and will take around 5 to 6 hours to reach. In between you can stop to get fresh and to have lunch as well. After reaching to Kathmandu check in hotel and rest for a while and later on you can stroll around the local streets of Thamel or to the nearby places. Overnight in Yatri Suites and Spa hotel, Kathmandu.
Day 16: Departure
Have your breakfast in the morning and intact your luggage, later on our office representative will come to receive you to transfer you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your hometown destinations according to your flight time. Have a safe journey.
ü All airport pick ups and drops.
ü ACAP & TIM's permit, entrance fees
ü Accommodation on twin share basis on normal lodge on full board basis through out the Trej.
ü Accomodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara in Full Board basis
ü All land transport in private jeeps
ü One Professional Trekking guide and porter with their wages and salaries.
ü Note: One porter can carry 18 kilo of luggage and share between two clients. So clients are suggested to bring 9 kilo of luggage.
ü Insurance for the trekking staffs.
ü First aid kit for trekking staffs.
ü Good equipment for your guide and porter to trek (wind jacket, Water bottle, Trekking shoes)
Food and Drinks / Beverages bills
Entrance fees at all heritage sites during sightseeing.
Nepal re-entry Visa (multiple entry visas are available)
Extras cost for up-grading rooms at hotels if/when applicable
· Donations in Temples, schools, Monasteries, etc
· Personal trekking gears
· First aid kit (for you)
Rescue evacuation Insurance of any kind
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