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Khopra Ridge Trekking – 11 days

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  • DestinationNepal
  • Total Duration11 Days
  • Trek Duration 09 Days
  • Best TimeMar to May & Sep to Dec
  • Max ElevationKhayer lake 4660m
  • Trip GradeEasy to Moderate
  • TransportationPrivate Vehicle/Flights
  • AccommodationDouble/Twin Sharing in Hotel/Lodge
  • StyleTea House
  • MealsBreakfast Basis in city and full board during Trek
  • Min Group Size2+ pax

Khopra Ridge trekking is a new trekking route opened in the Annapurna region and remains yet unexplored and off-the-beaten track. The trek starts and ends in Pokhara Valley and has been categorized suitable for trekkers of all levels.

As the name suggests, Khopra Ridge (3640m) trekking takes you to a Khopra ridge close to the famous Poon Hill. The Ridge offers impressive and breathtaking views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Macchapuchre, Nilgiri among others. You will also explore Khayer Lake at the altitude of 4660m located on the lap of Annapurna South and enjoy majestic sunrise view over the mountains.

Depending on where you start and end, there is an option for you to visit either Ghandruk or Ghorepani villages where you can visit local museums, enjoy local cuisine and local culture. The trek offers a rare glimpse into the ethnic diversity of Nepal as you pass through different villages like Syauli, Kilu, Kiyumi, Tadapani. Magar, Gurung, Brahmin, Chhetri, Kami, Damai are the inhabitants of this region.

Khopra Ridge trekking is part of Annapurna Conservation Area project which promotes sustainable tourism in the area by protecting the culture and wildlife of the region. The best time to trek in Khopra Ridge is in Spring or Autumn when the weather is clear and there is less snow in higher altitude.

Highlights of Khopra Ridge Trekking

● Trek up to Khopra ridge for breathtaking views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massifs

● Explore Khayer Lake on the foot of Annapurna South and capture beautiful sunrise

● Visit Ghorepani or Ghandruk and learn about Nepal’s ethnic diversity

● Trek through Annapurna Conservation Area and be a part of Sustainable Tourism

● Visit Pokhara valley

Cost Includes

● All airport/hotel transfers.

● Two Night Accommodation at a deluxe hotel in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing basis.

● Two Nights accommodation at deluxe hotel in Pokhara on twin/double sharing basis.

● All accommodations and meals during the trek.

● An experienced licensed English-Speaking guide and porters.

● Two way tourist bus ticket from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

● All ground transportation during the trek as per itinerary.

● All necessary permits (TIMS, Park fees, world heritage sites entry fee where applicable)

● Farewell dinner

● A comprehensive medical kit.

● All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

● Nepal Visa Fee

● International airfare to and from Kathmandu

● Meals in Kathmandu

● Any kind of refreshment beverages and alcohol.

● Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu in cases of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountains (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.

● Travel and rescue insurance.

● Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)

● Any extra costs resulting from cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest or illness

● Tips for guide, drivers and porters.

Equipment & Gears

● Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase

● Day bag.( Small handbag)

● Trekking shoes

● Sports shoes or sandals.

● Sun Hat/cap

● Warm woolen cap

● Trekking jacket Gore tex/ fleece jacket

● Pullover or warm sweeter

● Raincoat

● 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock

● Hand gloves

● 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers

● 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts

● 3/4 pairs of Underwear

● Eye glass

● Water bottle

● 4 seasons Sleeping bag

● Flash or Torch light

● Camera and batteries.

Before you go

Trekking Group

For lodge and teahouse trekking, we ensure the standard group size, not exceed 16 pax. We believe we can maintain the quality of our services for 16 participants in each group. Please note some restricted trekking areas will require at least two participants to get permits. Individual and solo trekkers are allowed in other trekking regions.

For this trek we provide one licensed professional guide who can communicate or speak in English, one porter for every two participants and one assistant guide for more than 12 pax. A group of 16 participants will have one complimentary group leader. Our trekking guides and porters are well informed about their responsibilities. And the porters can carry up to 20kg of weight. Our field staff will also include one guide who is adept in administering first aid.


The accommodations are chosen based on trekking itinerary, comfort level, budget and interests of trekkers and accessibility in terms of scenery and trail. Most arrangements are made on Bed & Breakfast basis, double/twin sharing in Lodges/Tea houses and Deluxe – Star hotels in cities. Depending upon your interests, a wide range of hotels are available in city areas such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, etc. and during the trekking trail, there are plenty of lodges, teahouses, guesthouses and sometimes even hotels for accommodation. A Teahouse/Lodge trek is where trekkers stay in lodges and guesthouses along the trail as opposed to tents/camping. Such Teahouses/Lodges are run either by local families or are community-based which offers simple to moderate facilities, with simple beds, solar-powered hot water and a limited set of cuisines/meals.

For this trek we offer two types of accommodation, ‘Deluxe Hotel’ in the city and ‘Teahouse/Lodge’ during the trekking trail. The Hotels and Teahouses have been selected by the Asia Buddhist Tours & Treks after personal inspection. We look at the conditions of the inns, local hygiene, quality of food, type of service and more. All rooms are double occupancy, but you can request a single occupancy room for an additional fee. However, sometimes single rooms are not available in some places, depending upon seasonality with limited choices available in peak season. We do work to provide the best possible options when trekking in the High Himalayas.


Touristic cities such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, offer some of the finest dining restaurants. Get spoiled with unlimited choices for cuisines, ranging from local Nepali food to international delicacies. In contrast, there might not be as much variety of cuisines available on the trekking trail. Trekking lodges and small eateries along the trail will offer you basic diets such as Nepali Dal Bhat, sandwich, apple pie and pizza and regular beverages. However, you will get to enjoy mostly organic food on trekking trails.

For this trek we offer you full board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) local or best available continental food as per menu on your choice and 3 cups of tea/coffee per day. Please note that full board meals are not included during your transition stay in city areas, guests will have to pay for the meals (dinner and lunch), alcohol, hot & cold beverages and mineral water.


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)

We will come to pick you up at Tribhuvan International Airport on the day of your arrival. From the airport you will be directly transported to your booked hotel where you can relax and unwind. In the afternoon/evening visit our office and attend a program briefing by your trekking guide. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (830m)

After morning breakfast, prepare yourself for a long drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The journey takes you along Prithivi Highway with beautiful views of green hills, snow peaks, rivers and villages. It takes about 6 hrs to arrive in Pokhara. Stay overnight in Pokhara.

Day 3: Drive from Pokhara to Naya Pool and trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1570m)

On this day we move to Naya Pool – the trek starting point- on a short drive from Pokhara. Pick up your backpack and climb an uphill trail maneuvering through terraced fields. You will make a brief stop at the Birethati village before continuing up to Tikhe Dhunga. Enjoy the views of Machhapuchhre from this small village. Stay overnight in Tikhe Dhunga.

Day 4: Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2850m)

Today you will overcome the challenge of climbing Ulleri on a stone paved path. There are over 3000 steps to be climbed before you reach the top of Ulleri. Beyond here you will enjoy a quiet walk through forested path of rhododendron, oak and pine. Ghorepani is a small settlement mainly of Gurung and Magar ethnic groups. Stay overnight in Ghorepani.

Day 5: Ghorepani to Upper Chistibung (3000m)

Enjoy morning views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre from Ghorepani. The trail ahead climbs through forested paths, crossing small streams en route. Enjoy the view of Dhaulagiri as you approach Lower Chistibung through rhododendron forest. A further 1 hr walk from here will take you to Upper Chistibung, which is basically a summer grazing place. Here you will find some community operated lodges Stay overnight in Upper Chistibung.

Day 6: Upper Chistibung to Khopra Ridge (3640m)

Have early morning breakfast and prepare to trek to Khopra Ridge. The 5hr trail gradually peaks up and reaches a chime devoid of any big trees. This is a prime area to spot Himalayan wildlife. The Ridge offers massive views of Annapurna South, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Fang among others. Here also you will find few community lodges. Stay overnight in Khopra ridge.

Day 07: Explore Khopra Ridge (Danda) and visit Khayer lake (4660m)

Today is both a rest and exploration day. After breakfast we will hike up to Khayer Lake for heart-stopping sunrise views over Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Macchapuchre, Nilgiri. Annapurna South in particular towers majestically over the entire region. In the afternoon relax with hot cups of tea. Stay overnight in Khopra ridge.

Day 08: Khopra Ridge to Tatopani (1250m)

Start your return trek after breakfast. The trail from Khopra Ridge to Tatopani is fairly an easy one as it descends along well worn paths of forests. In Tatopani you can enjoy hot springs which are believed to have therapeutic power. Stay overnight in Tatopani.

Day 09: Drive to Pokhara

It takes about 2 hrs to drive from Tatopani to Pokhara. Enjoy the rest of the day relaxing and touring Pokhara valley which is known for lakes, hills, sunrises, museums, caves and so forth. Stay overnight in Pokhara.

Day 10: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350m)

Take an early morning drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. In the evening, enjoy the farewell dinner and stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 11: Final Departure

Our staff will take you to the international airport for you to catch your flight back home or towards your next destination.

Route Map of Khopra Ridge Trekking


1. Is Khopra Ridge trekking?

Khopra Ridge trekking is one of the nearest treks from Pokhara. The trail head is easily accessible by road. Community-run guesthouses are available along the trek for accommodation though camping is also possible.

2. How difficult is Khopra Ridge trekking?

Khopra Ridge trekking is a newly opened route in famous Annapurna region. Trekkers will be able to enjoy great Himalayan views without the need to climb high altitudes. The highest elevation you will reach is Khopra Ridge at 3660m. Khopra Ridge trekking is moderate in terms of difficulty.

3. How fit do I have to be for this trek?

Basic level of fitness is a must to do Khopra Ridge trekking. Anyone who is athletic or who is used to running, jogging and walking will find it easy to do this trek.

4. Is this cost of the trek comparative & reasonable?

The program cost we offer to you is both reasonable and comparative. Since we practice sustainable tourism, we attempt to give the best experience to our tourists while ensuring equal economic dividends to locals of host destination and our staffs. We do not overprice and we discourage unhealthy practice of undercutting. We believe in providing quality service to our guests at a sustainable comparative price.

5. Could we customize the itinerary?

Yes, you can always customize the itinerary according to your requirements. We are quite flexible in re-designing the itinerary by taking into consideration your time availability and needs.

6. Could we combine this trek with other trekking packages?

We are flexible in designing programs that suit your interests and needs. Feel free to let us know what you prefer and what your choices are. You can combine two or three trek programs in one go or even more. Alternatively you can go for tour and trek programs combinedly. We are open to any set of combination you want to pursue.

7. What if I cancel the trip, do I get my refund?

You can cancel the trip if you have personal reasons to do so. Please read our Terms & Conditions for refund details.