Key Information

  • Destination:
    Nepal
  • Accommodation:
    3 Star Hotel + Tea House Lodge
  • Foods:
    Breakfast in City + BLD in Trek
  • Transportation:
    Private Vehicle + Tourist Bus
  • Min Person:
    2
  • Trip Plan:
    All Inclusive
  • Pick Up Details:
    Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu under your name and Sublime Trails Sign Board

About Khopra Hill Trek

Khopra Hill Trek with Ghorepani and Poonhill is an amazing opportunity to explore both well-known and less-known but equally awesome sites within the Annapurna Region. Our itinerary takes you to the serene and peaceful place, Khopra Ridge which is an amazing vantage point to get the majestic views of the mountains of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Range like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna I, II, III, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Lamjung Himal and Mt. Nilgiri. This trek takes you along the dense forest of Rhododendron and pine with the chance to see various exotic animals.

Khopra Ridge trek doesn’t demand that much of physical endurance and is a perfect trek to do with your family or friends who may not want to do other strenuous treks but want to enjoy the amazing beauty of Nepal. Staying at tea houses with basic accommodation and homely treatment will be an amazing experience to those wanting to explore a simple way of living. 

Khayer Lake is the highest point you get to go during this trek and is an amazing place with lots of religious significance to Hindus and Buddhists. Poon Hill is yet another viewpoint and amazing village you get to encounter while returning. Khopra Danda trek is a relatively new trekking destination and is less crowded than other popular trekking routes. This off-the-beaten trail takes you to some of the amazing villages like Ghandruk and Ghorepani with amazing Gurung culture. Other ethnic groups also reside these and other villages you will come across practising various traditions and living in harmony. 

 

KHOPRA HILL TREK HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy the scenic bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Nayapul
  • Walk through the lush forests of rhododendrons and oaks with the possibility to see different animals including Himalayan thar and Lophophorus
  • Explore the diverse cultures and traditions of various ethnic people like Magar, Gurung, Brahmin, Chhetri, etc.
  • Explore the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk
  • Catch breathtaking views of mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung, Nilgiri, etc. from the top of Khopra Ridge
  • Get to Khayer Lake at the foot of Annapurna South to get the awe-inspiring view of the landscape and Himalayas
  • Enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals during the trek
  • Hike to Poon Hill, the viewpoint for the best sunrise/sunset views over Annapurna ranges
  • Catch many photographic spots during the trek on almost every point of your trek

 

What to Expect:

1. Food and Accommodation

During this trek, food and accommodation will be provided by tea houses run by local people. Simple food like Dal Bhat, pasta, noodles, potatoes, vegetables, cereals, eggs, rice, soup, etc. are served as breakfast, lunch and dinner.

While your days in Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will stay at a 3-star hotel with breakfast service. These cities offer different amazing restaurants of various styles where you can go and try new food or eat food you like for lunch and dinner.
 

2. Pokhara

The lake city of Pokhara is an amazing place to spend your evenings strolling along the Phewa and Begnas lake, going for boating, visiting temples, caves, etc. Similar to Kathmandu, it has various places you can go and try different foods and enjoy your free time. Sarangkot is a viewpoint few hours away from Pokhara, popular for amazing sights of sunrises and sunsets.
 

3. Khopra Danda ( Khopra Hill)

This is our final destination and provides you the opportunity to enjoy the panoramic view of landscapes with snow-capped mountains. Khopra ridge also offers you the view of Kaligandaki gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. Getting there early in the morning or during the sunset gives you even more serene and mesmerizing views.
 

4. Khayer Lake

Khayer lake is yet another vantage point at the height of 4600 m is the highest place you will be at during this trek. A remote path from Khopra Danda takes you to Khayer lake. This beautiful lake is an amazing spot to get outstanding views of mountains of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range.
 

5. Ghorepani, Ghandruk and other culture rich villages

One of the main highlights of this trek is to get an outlook of the lifestyle of people living in the villages. They preserve their tradition and live a culture rich life which we get to explore during this trek. One of the ethnic groups living predominantly in the village like Ghandruk and Ghorepani. Other ethnic groups like Brahmin, Chhetris, Magar also live in the villages you come across during the trek. They have different traditions and ways but live in harmony with each other. Hinduism and Buddhism is majorly followed by these people. It is an amazing way to learn about these amazing people and their ways while staying with them at tea houses. 
 

6. Poon Hill

Poon Hill itself is on of the most popular trek is the Annapurna region for activities like viewing the sunrise and sunsets over the Himalayas. The picturesque view you get from Poon Hill on a clear day is marvellous.
 

7. Landscape and wildlife

Beautiful landscapes are what makes each step of this trek a destination on its own. Lush Rhododendron forests with habitats like deer, blue sheep, monal, Himalayan thar, Lophophorus etc. is your trekking route. Either you get to see any of these animals or not depends upon the mere chance. Landscapes majorly include forests, rivers, waterfalls, etc. with snow-capped mountains in the backdrop. Different species of birds are also found in this area and their soothing chirps energizes you.

Khopra Hill Trek Itinerary & Map

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport
  • Picking you up at the airport
  • Get to the hotel where you will spend the night
  • Roam around the streets of Thamel

When you arrive in Kathmandu, we will come to pick you up at Tribhuvan International airport with your name on a board. We will then drive you to a 3-star hotel. You will check into the hotel, have your lunch and relax for a while. Then you can go shopping essentials for your upcoming trip. You can proceed for the permit. You can roam around the streets of Thamel and nearby places in the evening.

Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Elevation: 1345 m

 

DAY 02: Drive to Pokhara
  • Have a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Explore the lakes (Phewa, Begnas), caves and vibrant streets of Pokhara
  • Enjoy the  spectacular sunset from Sarangkot 

You will have breakfast early in the morning and set off for Pokhara. You will have 6-7 hours of scenic bus ride along the river valley. You will enjoy the beautiful scenery of lush forests and river valleys from the window. When you reach Pokhara, you will check into a hotel and relax for a while. You can explore the lake city Pokhara for the rest of the day. You can visit Phewa and Begnas lakes, have a walk around the streets, explore the caves etc. You can indulge yourself in lots of fun activities. You can go to Sarangkot to observe the spectacular sunrise view. You can explore the rich and vibrant streets of Pokhara in the evening. You will stay overnight at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation:  820 m

 

DAY 03: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Ghandruk
  • A scenic bus ride from Pokhara to Nayapul
  • Walk through rhododendron forest to get to Dhampus
  • Enjoy the beautiful panorama of Annapurna range along the way

After having breakfast early in Pokhara, you will set off to Nayapul. You will have almost an hour of the scenic ride to get to Nayapul. Your trekking starts from Nayapul, as you walk toward Ghandruk. You will walk the gentle trail covered by rhododendron forest most of the time. You can see the mountains soaring on the horizon. You will walk along the river listening to the serene noise of birds chirping and water flowing. After walking for about 4-5 hours you will reach Ghandruk. It is a beautiful village to have the mesmerizing panorama of Himalayas and landscapes. You will stay overnight in the village.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 1940 m
Trek Duration: 4-5  hours approx.

 

DAY 04: Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani
  • Walk uphill from Tadapani
  • Trek through Gurung villages like Bhaisi Kharka
  • Get amazing views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m), Annapurna III (7755m) and Machhapuchhre (6993m)
  • Watch different types of birds along the way

You will have a rather relaxing walk on this day as Tadapani is not that far from Ghandruk. You will start your trekking early in the morning. You will ascend the uphill trail between the forests. You will get amazing views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre along the way. You will reach Tadapani within 2-3 hours. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the village and the places around. You will stay overnight at a tea house in Tadapani.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 2630 m
Trek Duration: 3-4 hours approx.

 

DAY 05: Trek from Tadapani to Bayeli via Dobato
  • Get the mesmerizing view of  Dhaulagiri range and Annapurna range along the way
  • Opportunity to encounter  Musk Deer, Pheasant, and Red Fox on the jungle

You will have your breakfast in Tadapani and set off for Bayeli. You will walk through rhododendron and oak forests most of the time. If you get lucky, you might encounter musk deer and red fox as well. You will ascend the trail after crossing the forest to the ridge of Deurali. You will continue walking upward, following the relatively steep trail to reach Bayali Kharka. You will pass through Dobato to get there. It takes about 6-7 hours to get there. You will spend your night at a tea house in Bayeli Kharka.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation:  3432m
Trek Duration: 6-7 hours approx.

 
DAY 06: Bayeli to Khopra Danda
  • Get a chance to see Musk deer, Ghoral, Pheasant, Himalayan Thar, etc. along the way
  • Behold the beautiful panorama of the Himalayan range and landscapes
  • Thrilling view of Kaligandaki gorge which is the deepest gorge of the world

Descend down the trail with a gentle slope covered with bushes and trees. You might spot Danphe, Himalayan Thar etc along the way. After walking for a few hours you will rich Chistbung village. You can sit and relax for a while there and walk further to get to Khopra Danda. You will ascend through the alpine trees. You will have the wonderful view of Kaligandaki ridge and the peaks such as Annapurna south, Dhawalagiri and Nilgiri along the way. You will have a better view of the Kaligandaki gorge from Khopra ridge. You will spend overnight at a tea house there.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 3640 m
Trek Duration: 7- 8 hours approx.

 

DAY 07: Trek to Khayer Lake and Hike around Khopra Danda
  • Visit the Khayar Lake, and enjoy the beautiful vistas of surrounding Himalayas and landscapes from there
  • Enjoy the spectacular views of Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Dhawalagiri, Annapurna south and many other peaks

You will spend your day in Khopra ridge. You will soak yourself in the beautiful surrounding and hike around Khopra. You will trek a few hours to get to Khayer Lake. This is a beautiful lake surrounded by the mountains. You can get a beautiful view of the Himalayas from there. You will catch a glimpse of Annapurna south, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri etc. You can spend the rest of the day talking to the local people, exploring their culture and tradition. You will spend your night there at a tea house.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 3640 m
Trek Duration: 4-5  hours approx.

 

DAY 08: Trek from Khopra Danda to Swanta Village
  • Get the wonderful panorama of the Himalayan range along the way
  • Wonderful picturesque view of potato, maize and barley farms accompanied by traditional houses
  • Explore the Swanta village, Magar community and their culture

After exploring the Khopra ridge, you will descend to the Swanta village on the 8th day of your journey. You will descend almost about an hour to get to  Upper Chistbung village. Descending further down, crossing the potato and barley farms and beautiful villages along the way, you reach Swanta village. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the village, Magar people and their lifestyle.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 2214 m
Trek Duration: 5-6 hours approx.

 

DAY 09: Swantha to Ghorepani
  • Explore the culture, tradition and lifestyle of local Magar people
  • Enjoy the spectacular views of Machhapuchre, Annapurna and Annapurna south along the way

You’ll have your breakfast at Swanta and set off to Ghorepani. You will descend through a beautiful trail covered in green forests. You can catch the glimpse of Annapurna range during the trek. When you get to Ghorepani, you can spend the rest of the day with the people of the village. You will have closer exposure to their culture and tradition. You will stay overnight at Ghorepani in a tea house.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 2860 m
Trek Duration: 4-5 hours approx.

 

DAY 10: Trek to Poon Hill, Trek Down to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara
  • Enjoy the glorious view of sunrise over the most beautiful Himalaya range from Poon Hill
  • Enjoy the lunch at Poon Hill and trek to Nayapul
  • Capture the views of  Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Annapurna III (7855 m), Machhapuchhare (6993 m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Varaha Shikhar Annapurna IV (7525 m), Annapurna II (7937 m) and Lamjung Himal (6931 m)

On this day, you will be rewarded with a view of a glorious sunrise over the Himalayan range from Poon Hill. You will hike early in the morning to Poon Hill to witness this mesmerizing view of sunrise over Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhawalagiri. After grasping the view you will trek down to Nayapul crossing the beautiful forests and enjoying the Himalayas on the background. When you come to Nayapul, we will board a private vehicle which will take you to Pokhara. You will check into a hotel when you reach there. You can sit back and relax celebrating the success of your trekking journey. You can spend your evening walking by the lake, shopping the souvenirs or exploring the streets. You will stay overnight at a hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 820 m
Trek Duration: 4-5 hours approx.

 

DAY 11: Drive or Fly Back to Kathmandu
  • Bus ride or flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara
  • Enjoy the mesmerizing landscapes and rivers along the way
  • Enjoy the farewell dinner where you get to share and hear the trip experience among other trekkers

On the 11th day of your trip, you will get back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. You will have your breakfast in Pokhara and ride to Kathmandu on a private vehicle. You will be riding along the rivers most of the time. You get to enjoy the mesmerizing views of landscapes, rivers, valleys, and green forests along the way. Upon your arrival at Kathmandu, you can spend the rest of your time strolling around the streets of Thamel, shopping the handicrafts and souvenirs etc. You can explore cafes, lounges and bars around. You will stay overnight at a hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Elevation: 1345 m

 
DAY 12:  Departure
  • Drive you to the airport and wish you goodbye

Your Khopra Hill trekking journey concludes here. We will drive you to the airport for your connecting flight. We will wish you goodbye there and you will fly to your next destination or home. However, if you decide to extend your stay here in Nepal and go for another trip, you can inform us. We will be more than happy to help you with your trip. Besides, if you are having a hard time choosing the next trip, we can help you with that as well. We provide unbiased information regarding all the packages available in Nepal.

Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

  • Pick up and drive from airport.
  • Accommodation for two nights in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Your standard meals-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner- during the trek.
  • Transportation by bus Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapul and Nayapul-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
  • All necessary paper works, conservation entry permits and restricted area permit.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the trek.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people).
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porter.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and trekking map, if necessary. These items should be returned to Sublime Trails after the trek.
  • All government taxes, VAT and Service charge.
  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. We strongly advise you to get a personal travel insurance.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc.)
  • All alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks and Drinking water during the trip.
  • Chocolate, dessert, and sweet items.
  • Your entry visa fee to Nepal.
  • Tipping for the sublime crews.
  • The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.

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