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Khopra Ridge Community Trek

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Duration

15 Days

Max. Elevation

4827Mm

Group size

Min 2pax

Level
MODERATE
Transportation
All ground transportation as per itinerary
Best Season
March to May, September to December
Accomodation
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara and Lodge/Tea house during the trek
Meals

Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara 

All meals during the trek

Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
ktm - pokhara - poon hill - Tada pani - khopra danda - khayar lake - ulleri - pokhara - Ktm

Highlights

    • Peaceful trek in Annapurna
    • Pass several mixed and ethnic communities
    • Spectacular views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, and Fishtail
    • Wonderful blue lake (Khopra Lake) and Khopra ridge
    • Off-the-beaten route

Annapurna Khayer Lake Trek has got a distinct feature that goes through the off-the-beaten trail. It is an exotic trek in Annapurna, which is also known as Khopra ridge trek or Khopra community trek. When other trekking trails are occupied by the motor roads or highly trafficked, this trek is peaceful and you can hear the chirping birds’ melodies. Khayer Lake is located at an elevation of 4500 meters and is a famous pilgrimage site for Hindus. People seeking  for a boon visit this pilgrimage site. 
The biological diversity surrounds the trail to Khayer Lake. Rhododendron forest, waterfalls, hilly gorges, and some tiny villages are the route based features of this excursion. It is a moderate trek that begins from Nayapul. Walking through the easy trail, you head towards Ghorepani and Poon Hill. First, the trek leads you to Poon Hill, which is the best viewpoint to explore the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri panoramas. Then you approach towards Tadapani and split towards the Khopra ridge via Bhaisi Kharka and Chistibung. It is becoming in a primary list of the trekkers in Nepal to find suitable trekking. Khayer Lake is located at 4827 meters altitude and offers the incredible views of Annapurna South, Himchuli and pyramid-shaped Fishtail. Khayer Barah temple is another attraction of the trek with the spiritual insights. The back route leads you via Swata village to the lower section of Ghorepani and retraces all the way to Nayapul.

Vertex Holiday recommends the spring season when you can trek exploring the blooming rhododendron forests of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). It is an unforgettable experience of the community trek to Khopra ridge/Lake. We organize both camping and lodge-based Khopra Lake trekking with a suitable itinerary. Please, contact us for more details.

Important Note

Khopra Ridge community trek is one of the newer yet beautiful treks in Nepal. However for the availability of resources , this trek is not so busy route. But the route is getting exposure as more local and international tourists are attracted to this destination. 

Trip Itinerary

Day

1

Namaste and welcome to Nepal. After your arrival, Kathmandu, Vertex Holiday’s airport representative receives you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. After getting refreshed,  a short briefing and orientation will be conducted by our trekking leaders. In the evening we will visit a Nepalese restaurant for  dinner with the Nepali cultural program. Overnight at the hotel.

Day

2

After breakfast at the hotel, set out for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, these include UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Kathmandu is a city of temples and mediaeval arts and architectures.  Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square in Kathmandu are the major sites. However, there are in total seven world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley. Returning back from the sightseeing tour,  a short trip briefing will be conducted. Overnight at the hotel.

Day

3

From Kathmandu, we drive to the touristic town of Pokhara. As an option of the driving, you can take a flight and see the views of Langtang, Manaslu and Annapurna range mountain peaks. The driving journey goes through the winding road on the bank of Trishuli and Marshyangdi river ,  for 6 hours and reach Pokhara. After checking in we can go for a stroll around the Phewa Lakeside. Overnight at the hotel.

Day

4

After breakfast, we drive to Nayapul. The trek commences through the trail beside a stream. The stone thatch roofed houses are one major attraction of this region.  The fragrance of  rice fields combined with the chirps of birds and the sound of the stream flowing will hypnotize you . After reaching to  Tikhedhunga , we stop at a local lodge . If possible we can visit the nearby waterfall for a pleasant evening. Overnight at lodge.


Day

5

On the second day of the trek, the trail is mixed. In the beginning, we ascend on a stone steps uphill trail for a couple of hours after crossing the suspension bridge. While ascending, we meet many trekkers both ascending and descending. After the hard climb  we reach Ulleri then gradually we stop for lunch at Banthati . Then we walk through the rhododendron forest. Gradually, we walk to Ghorepani and take a rest. Overnight at lodge.


Day

6

Getting up early, we hike up to Poon Hill for catching a glimpse of sunrise through the rhododendron forest. The hiking trail is fine that has been made of stone steps. Pooh Hill is a famous/best viewpoint of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Himchuli, and other surrounding peaks. After enjoying the sunrise view and taking some snaps we hike down to Ghorepani. Having breakfast, we trek a little down from Ghorepani and head to  to Tadapani. The trail passes  through the rhododendron and oak forest  with plenty of ascends and descends. Overnight at lodge.

Day

7

Splitting from the main route, we take the off-the-beaten trail and walk towards the northern part. We trek down to the kimrong River valley through the rhododendron forest. Then we move towards the North West through the grazing meadow. The views of Annapurna, Fishtail and Himchuli can be seen spectacular. The trail is mostly zigzag and covered in forest with a tiny settlement of Bhaisi Kharka (on the Buffalo grazing meadow). Enjoy the fabulous view of the Dhaulagiri peak, which is closer to this place. Overnight at lodge.

Day

8

After breakfast, we begin our trek  gradually through the unusual trail with a vertical drop. Passing the difficult yet adventurous part of the trail , we take the North West route and reach to the Chistibung village. It is a picturesque village which is located below the Khopra ridge (Danda). After checking in we can explore the village with majority of Magar Ethnic people . Overnight at lodge.

Day

9

Today, we climb up to the Khopra ridge from the upper Chistibung village. The altitude reaches about 4000 meters. You may feel the symptoms of higher altitude and be aware of the mountain sickness. We walk gradually as we walk on the high altitude. The rewarding sceneries of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas and green hills are superb. Morning and Nights are cold and the day is fine with clear skies. Overnight at lodge.

Day

10

This is the main day of the trek. After breakfast, we climb up to the higher elevation and we become closer to the base of Annapurna mountain peaks. The sunrise view over the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna peaks are a heart melting experience . Khayer Lake is located almost at 4500 meters. The route is a steep climb which is tough in such an altitude region. We explore around the Lake, view the mind-blowing panoramas of the Annapurna chain and the alpine region. The beautiful blue Lake offers an amazing experience of photography. Then we walk down to the Khopra danda and rest. Overnight at lodge.

Day

11

After having a remarkable Khayer Lake trek experience, we trek down all the way to Swata village. The route is steep down and goes through the rhododendron forest. The local villages hide inside the forest which are mostly farming based community. Gradually, we reach to the Swata village and rest. Overnight at lodge.

Day

12

 We begin the trek through the forest on a gradual uphill trail. The trail goes through terrace farming villages of  Chitre then we hike through the dense rhododendron forest to reach Ghorepani . Then we climb down through the dense Rhododendron forest retracing back to Ulleri. Overnight at lodge.

Day

13

After breakfast, we climb down through the steep step trail for  about an hour. After crossing the bridge our trek continues  gradually via Tikhedhunga and Hile. We reach Nayapul following the Bhurungdi Khola, check out from the ACAP counter. From Nayapul we drive to Pokhara, which takes about an hour.

Day

14

Today, we drive back to Kathmandu. It’s a scenic drive through the Prithvi Highway road. Or if you take a flight, it's half an hour trip. After your arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Note: If you are going for the jungle safari tour in Chitwan, you drive to Chitwan and enjoy the safari trip. We offer 2 Nights/3 Days package for your wonderful holidays in Nepal.

Day

15

After concluding a  good memorable trekking experience with Vertex Holiday  our representative drops you at the airport for your  departure.

Inclusions

    • Airport picks up and drops off by our private vehicle
    • Three-night accommodation in Kathmandu with BB plan (Twin sharing basis)
    • Two-night accommodation in Pokhara in the BB plan (Twin sharing basis) 
    • For Kathmandu city tours –one experience tour guide and private vehicle only
    • All kind of ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary(for and to Pokhara then Pokhara to Nayapul)
    • All types of meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • All accommodation during the trekking time in the mountain (twin sharing basis)
    • An experienced and government license holder, English/Chinese-speaking trekking guide, porter to carry luggage max.25kg (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their all kind of cost i.e. Transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, meals, and accommodation
    • Trekking permits  of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), Trekking Information Management System (TIMS), please bring 3 passport size photos
    • A comprehensive medical kit
    • All government and local taxes
    • All kind of our service charge
    • Nepalese visa fee for Nepal
    • International airfare charge
    • Personal travel insurance (for your safety)
    • any kind of museum, heritage site and park entrance fee( in Kathmandu and Pokhara )
    • All kind of drinks, snacks and personal ordered food whole the trekking time  
    • Hot shower during the trekking(if need to pay)
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Rescue charge (if needed)
    • Tips for staff

Complimentary

    Seasonal fruits as  snacks

    Comprehensive medial kit  

    Duffle bag for luggage  


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