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Khopra Ridge Trek 12 Days 11 Night

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Khopra Ridge Trek is a tranquility and interesting family suitable trek in the heart of the Annapurna region. Annapurna is the most walked trail in Nepal, yet this trek remains mysterious for the trekkers. The secluded place hidden behind the massive Annapurna ranges is one of the most speculative vantage points of the region. The panoramic views it offers are beyond the expression of any imagination. The pattern of undulating ridges laid beyond the touching distance is a sort of a miracle. The trail to this track is mainly dominated by the rhododendron, which blooms in spring. Most of the trekking trails lead through the jungle with Bamboo trees, you will also see the water buffalo, different kinds of birds.

Khopra Ridge trek is one of the tourist less trekking destinations which is on the lap of Mount Annapurna south. There are fewer tea houses in this trekking destination and no roads at all.  The trek starts either from Ghandruk or from Nayapul to Tikhedunga which leads to the famous short trekking destination Ghorepani Poonhill trek. This trek can be done in a week or within 10 days. We leave the main trail after Tadapani and for the next few days walk along a remote trail while staying at the community tea-houses. The 14-day trip is suitable for those who wish to enjoy the grandeur of Mt. Complete with unique heritage, culture, and breathtaking landscape, the trip will be well worth our time. Annapurna base camp trek,Mardi Himal Trek

Khopra Ridge Trek is being popular nowadays the maximum height of Khopra danda is around 400 m plus. There is only one tea house in this danda and tents outside.

Ghorepani poon hill trek is one of the short and best trekking destinations in this Annapurna region. Annapurna circuit Trek 

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Day 01:
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel.

Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel. Upon your arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, our airport representative will meet you and transfer you to the designated hotel. Look for your name on display or placard. When you had your time to settle in and freshen up, we will invite you to our office for a briefing about the program. Here we will introduce you to your trekking guide and discuss briefly the trips. Please feel free to ask any quarries about the trip. If you arrive in Kathmandu in the late evening, the pre-trip meeting will be held the next day morning after your breakfast. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 02:
Drive to Pokhara, 6-8 Hours.

Drive to Pokhara, 6-8 Hours, Overnight in Hotel, nearby the lake. After breakfast in our hotel in Kathmandu, we start our driving towards the Pokhara. This drive takes 6 to 8 hours with a tourist coach to cover 200 Kilo Meters. The driving adventure offers beautiful views of hills, riversides, traditional villages, and small towns with day-to-day lifestyles. Pokhara is a beautiful city in contrast to the Annapurna Himalayas Range, Green Hills with 7 clear lakes. In addition to the beauty of nature, Pokhara also offers lots of adventure activities including Paragliding, Boating, View Points, Zip Line, Bungee Jump are few to mention.

Day 03:
Pokhara to Nayapul drive and trek to Ghandruk.

Pokhara to Nayapul drive and trek to Ghandruk. After breakfast in our hotel in Pokhara, we start our day 1 trekking of Khopra Trek. We drive about 2 hours in the car to reach the trekking starting point called Nayapul. Actual trekking starts about 10 from Nayapul and takes 4 hours hike to reach the first-day camp at Ghandruk. The first part of the trek till Kilyu via Syaule Bazar is easy because of the inclined trekking trail. We enjoy our first lunch of Khopra Trekking in Kimche and hit the trail again. We have to gain about 700 meters to reach Ghandruk, which takes about 2-3 hours via crossing the small tea house village of Kimche, Chane, and Purgiyu. Ghandruk is the beautiful Gurung village in the lap of Annapurna South next to Modi River at an elevation of 1,940 meters. Accommodation: Tea HouseHours: 6Max. Altitude: 1940Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Distance Covered: 12 Km

Day 04:
Trek to Tadapani day 4 of Khopra Trek is one of the short trekking days.

Trek to Tadapani day 4 of Khopra Trek is one of the short trekking days. Trek to Tadapani is the day camp hike which will not take more than 4 hours. The view of the Himalayas will get wider and closer from Tadapani but the trail is more natural and covered mostly by rhododendron flowers. Tadapani offers an amazing sunset view over the Annapurna south, Himchuli, and Fishtail. Accommodation: Tea HouseHours: 4Max. Altitude: 2630Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Distance Covered: 7 Km

Day 05:
Tadapani to Byeli via Dobato.

Tadapani to Byeli via Dobato From today we leave the popular trekking trail behind and enter the virgin trekking trail of Khopra Trek. The trekking trail between Bayeli and Tadapani is full of Nature, dense rhododendron, and white Himalayan peak to add contrast. Furthermore, orchids on the side of the trail, welcoming sound so birds make our hiking more relaxing and adventurous. Today we cross the tea house town of Meshar 2969 m, Isharu 3135m Dobato Than (Temple) 3450 m, and Dobato 3420 m. Accommodation: Community LodgeHours: 5-6Max. Altitude: 3437Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Distance Covered: 16 Km

Day 06:
Bayali Kharka Khopra DandaThe Best day of Khopra Danda

Bayali Kharka Khopra Danda The Best day of Khopra Danda. There are no words to describe these amazing views of the Himalayas over the ridge of Khopra. You know why this Khopra Trekking is also called Khopra Ridge Trek and Khopra Danda (Hill) Trek. The view of Himalayan peaks from Annapurna and Dhaulagiri makes you calm, relax and forget the tough hike of a few days. The sunset view from Khopra Danda is indescribable, which is the major attraction of Khopra Trek. You feel like standing higher at the Himalayas peaks. In the panoramic view, you will see, South Annapurna, Bhara Shikhar also known as Fung, Nilgiri South, and Nilgiri Mid. In addition to this 8167 meters high Mt. Dhaulagiri first with II, III, IV, Gurja peaks, Alu Bari Peak, Tukuche Peak will be your new friend here. Accommodation: Community LodgeHours: 3-4Max. Altitude: 3660Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Distance Covered: 8 Km

Day 07:
Khayar Lake and a full-day hike around Khopra Ridge

Khayar Lake and a full-day hike around Khopra Ridge Khopra Ridge and Hill itself is the major attraction of Khopra Trekking. In addition to this Trekking Trail Nepal adds here Khayer Lake Hiking which is situated at 4700 Meter Peak. Hike to Khayar Lake takes about 4 hours to reach and 2-3 hours to come back to Khopra Danda. Exploring Kayar Lake is the major attraction of Khayar Lake Hike. We have to hike down to Khopra Danda for an overnight stay. Accommodation: Community LodgeHours: 6-8Max. Altitude: 4700Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Distance Covered: 11 Km

Day 08:
Khopra Ridge to Swanta (2214 m)

Khopra Ridge to Swanta (2214 m) After the beautiful 2 days on Khopra Danda, the attraction of Khopra Trek is not been completed yet. Since the Khopra Trekking itinerary of Trekking Trail Nepal follows a completely different trail we have more things to see and experience. Today we hike towards Swanta Village, which lies at an elevation 2214 meters above sea level in the west of Khopra Hill. This hike will be easier since we have to lose the elevation. The part to Khopra Trekking is most peaceful since we will not meet any tea house and rest camps. Accommodation: Community LodgeHours: 4-6Max. Altitude: 3660Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Distance Covered: 15 Km

Day 09:
Trek to Ghorepani Today

Trek to Ghorepani Today we have to gain elevation again to reach Ghorepani, just at the base of Poon Hill. We will cross the village-like Phalante 2270 m and Chitre 2400 m before we reach the most luxury tea house of Ghorepani. The trail is mostly covered with forest and we start to feel like back in civilization because of the movement of people and trekkers. Accommodation: Luxury Tea HouseHours: 4-5Max. Altitude: 2860Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Distance Covered: 9 Km Day 10: View from Poon Hill (3210m) and trek down to Nayapul and Pokhara We start our day 1 hour before the sunrise. We hike for about 50 minutes to reach the famous Poon Hill visitor park. Situated at the elevation of 3210 meters above sea level offers one of the spectacular panoramic views of the Himalayas. The view is not close as to Khopra Danda, But the widest in a straight row including 32 peaks from 3 Himalayas Range, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu. After these views and experiences of Poon Hill Trek, we back to Tea House for breakfast and trek back to Nayapul.

Day 10:
of Khopra Trekking is the longest day but you will get the differences every 1 hour

of Khopra Trekking is the longest day but you will get the differences every 1 hour. From Nayapul we drive about 2 hours and reach our Hotel in Pokhara next to Phewa Lake. Accommodation: 3-Star HotelHours: 7-9Max. Altitude: 3210Meals: Breakfast and Lunch Distance Covered: 19 Km

Day 11:
Drive back to Kathmandu.

Drive back to Kathmandu After breakfast we start our drive back to Kathmandu, following the same highway that we took on day 2. Read more.

Day 12:
Final Departure to your home.

Final Departure to your home. One of our representatives from Sange Sherpa Adventure Guide/Staff will drive you off to Tribhuwan International Airport, from where you will board your plan for another destination or your home country. Nepal has many other natural and cultural beauties waiting to be explored. We will be always ready to help you travel around this amazing country. We will be pleased to make the necessary arrangements so that you can explore other parts.

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Equipment List

Nepal Trekking Equipment List

This piece info is creating data on consumer goods and equipment needs, For those that would love an extra detailed discussion for equipment for the Nepalese Himalayan Trek.
The following equipment list is required for Nepal Trekking and climbing and a list, you have to have suggested equipment just have with you, however, that you just might have your own personal first choice equipment which can be equally as appropriate


  1. Walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof.
  2. Trainer or casual shoes, for trekking and/or for travelling.
  3. Warm socks for colder areas.
  4. Gaiters, in case of rain or snow


  1. Loose, casual trousers for trekking.
  2. Thermal leggings for colder areas.
  3. Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers.
  4. Waterproof trousers


  1. Selection of T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton.
  2. Thermal shirt for colder areas.
  3. Warm shirt, possibly fleeces, for colder areas.
  4. Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper.
  5. Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment for higher altitudes.
  6. Down jacket (optional for cold nights & mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)


  1. Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava.
  2. Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking.
  3. Sunglasses or goggles.
  4. Warm gloves

Other items

  1. Strong rucksack or large hold all to be carried by porters.
  2. Daysack to be carried personally.
  3. Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag.
  4. One litre water bottle.
  5. Personal first aid kit to include essential items.
  6. Sleeping bag, 4 seasons.
  7. Torch, ideally head torch.
  8. Digital Camera and spare battery and battery charger! – For those not to be forgotten shots of the Himalaya.
  9. Toilet items and towel.
  10. Large handkerchief/bandana for neck

Optional items

  1. Binoculars
  2. Books (see Recommended Reading)
  3. Altimeter
  4. Compass
  5. Playing cards / backgammon / chess set

Recommended Mountaineering Kit

In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialist items which are required for the trekking peaks.
Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.

Peak Climbing

  1. fleece trousers
  2. Additional mitts and gloves suitable for climbing
  3. Ice axe, and ski poles (note – ice axe can be hired in Kathmandu)
  4. Climbing harness
  5. 2 x tape slings
  6. 2 x screw gate karabiners
  7. Descended/abseil device
  8. Ascender

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What is Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 2 Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System.
  • An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • An experienced and first aid trained license holder accompanying a trekking guide
  • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter for 2 persons, one porter carries 25 KG.).
  • Meals, insurance, salary, equipment, accommodation, transportation of our Staff.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Medic All government and local taxes
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Farewell dinner.

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What is Excluded

Nepalese visa fee

International airfare to and from Kathmandu

Excess baggage charges

Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(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.)

Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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