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Khopra Ridge: The Off The Beaten Path Trek

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Trip Details

Duration 15 days Activities Sightseeing & Trekking
Trekking Days 7 days Accommodation Hotel/Teahouse
Max Elevation 3660m/12010ft Transport Private vehicle/Tourist bus
Physical Rating Moderate to Challenging Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Best Months Mar to May & Sept to Dec Group Size 1-10 pax

Trip Overview

This off-the-beaten-path trek will lead you to Khopra Danda viewpoint, a great panoramic point of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri region.

The route follows the same trail up to Ghorepani (Poon Hill), but then leaves it and takes you down, along a more remote path, into a valley to the beautiful village of Swanta, before climbing back up again to a ridge (Khopra Danda) north of Poon Hill.

Atop the ridge, the views are superb: Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fang, Nilgiri, Manaslu and many other peaks.

The way down to the beautiful village of Paudwar, on the edge of the ridge, is a truly spectacular and panoramic stretch.

This trek will also allow you to experience the local life of the Gurung and Magar people, enjoy scenic views of lush green hill, small villages, rice paddies and wildlife.

It is also a great sustainable trek as you will spend some nights at community lodges, whose ownership belongs to a village rather than individuals with profits contributing to community projects such as funding local schools.

From Khopra Danda, you can add an extra day to hike to Khayer Lake, a sacred lake at rear of Annapurna South.

Time spent exploring timeless Kathmandu and relaxing in the lakeside town of Pokhara before and after the trek completes your adventure with insights into Nepali culture and tradition.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1:
    Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2:
    Full day guided tour of Kathmandu
  • Day 3:
    Drive to Pokhara via Bandipur
  • Day 4:
    Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1480m/4860ft)
  • Day 5:
    Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2860m/9380ft)
  • Day 6:
    Hike to Poon Hill (3210m/10530ft) and trek to Swanta (2270m/7450ft)
  • Day 7:
    Trek from Swanta to Dhan Kharka (2980m/9780ft)
  • Day 8:
    Trek from Dhan Kharka to Khopra Danda (3660m/12010ft)
  • Day 9:
    Trek from Khopra Danda to Paudwar (1900m/6230ft)
  • Day 10:
    Trek from Paudwar to Tatopani (1190m/3900ft)
  • Day 11:
    Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara
  • Day 12:
    Free day in Pokhara
  • Day 13:
    Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 14:
    Free day in Kathmandu
  • Day 15:
    Departure
  •  Wander through Kathmandu’s old Durbar Square and explore the capital’s temples and stupas.
  •  Relax by Pokhara’s placid lake soaking up the stunning views of Annapurnas’ white peaks.
  •  Discover the authentic Gurung and Magar lifestyle in the many mountain villages.
  •  Wake up to the stunning views of the Himalayan range from Khopra View Point.
  •  Descend on a spectacular panoramic ridge to Paudwar.
Day 1 :
Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 :
Full day guided tour of Kathmandu
Day 3 :
Drive to Pokhara via Bandipur
Day 4 :
Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1480m/4860ft)
Day 5 :
Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2860m/9380ft)
Day 6 :
Hike to Poon Hill (3210m/10530ft) and trek to Swanta (2270m/7450ft)
Day 7 :
Trek from Swanta to Dhan Kharka (2980m/9780ft)
Day 8 :
Trek from Dhan Kharka to Khopra Danda (3660m/12010ft)
Day 9 :
Trek from Khopra Danda to Paudwar (1900m/6230ft)
Day 10 :
Trek from Paudwar to Tatopani (1190m/3900ft)
Day 11 :
Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara
Day 12 :
Free day in Pokhara
Day 13 :
Drive to Kathmandu
Day 14 :
Free day in Kathmandu
Day 15 :
Departure

Inclusions

Optional Extras
  • Extend your trip with a visit to Chitwan National Park or Lumbini.
  • Add some fun to your trip with these exciting activities in Pokhara.
  • Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the Kathmandu valley with our additional guided tours and cultural experiences.
  • Add a thrilling bungee jumping experience in a spectacular natural setting near Kathmandu.
  • Stop for a fun few hours of white water rafting on the Trisuli River on the way to Pokhara.
  • Get ready for the flight of a lifetime by adding a helicopter flight to Annapurna or Everest Base Camp.
  • Upgrade your hotels to luxury/resort style.
  • Upgrade all your transports to private vehicles/flights when not already included.
  • Upgrade to half or full board accommodation.
  • Rent a sleeping bag, down jacket or other equipment for your trek.
What's Included
  • 4 nights accommodation in Kathmandu in a 3 star category hotel on twin sharing basis.
  • 3 nights accommodation in Pokhara in a 3 star category hotel on twin sharing basis.
  • 7 nights accommodation in teahouses during the trek on twin sharing basis with common bathroom.
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per itinerary.
  • Arrival and departure airport transfer by private vehicle.
  • All transport: Kathmandu to Pokhara, Pokhara to Nayapul and Tatopani to Pokhara by private vehicle and Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • One full day guided tour of Kathmandu with a qualified and licensed local English-speaking guide, including transport by private vehicle (languages other than English available at an extra charge).
  • Entrance fees to heritage sites and monuments during your guided tour of Kathmandu.
  • Experienced and licensed local English-speaking guide during trekking.
  • Porter during trekking (1 porter for every two trekkers – 20kg limit per porter).
  • The guides and porters salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Trekking permits and Annapurna Conservation Area entry fee (TIMS and ACAP).
  • Phone assistance 24/7 during your trip in English.
What's Not Included
  • International flights to and from Kathmandu and any related expenses (e. g. excess baggage charges).
  • Nepal visa entry fee.
  • Travel insurance (required for all our trekking trips).
  • Any personal medical or rescue evacuation expense.
  • All meals during trekking.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure or early return from the trek (due to any reason).
  • Any personal expenses: phone calls, laundry, battery charge, wifi expenses during trekking (when applicable), hot shower during trekking (when applicable), etc.
  • Gratuities and tips to guides and porters.

Book One Of Our Group Trips

Sorry, we don’t have any scheduled group departure for this trip. Why not book it as a private tour?

You can also check our available group departures for: Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek With Tilicho Lake, Lower Mustang Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Highlights Of Nepal and Grand Tour Of Nepal.

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