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Kopra Ridge Trekking

kopra ridge trekking

Kopra ridge trekking is one of the most exotic and interesting trek routes in Annapurna region of Nepal. Kopra ridge is newly established as a tourist destination, the Kopra ridge is perhaps more stunning than Ghorepani Poon Hill (3210m) but Kopra ridge with visiting Poon Hill will be the fantastic trekking holiday in Nepal so our itinerary we generate accordingly. Kopra ridge is in the heart of Annapurna region but still remains rural and secret for the trekkers. There is no doubt that Kopra Ridge is one of the best short treks in Nepal. This trek contains all of the elements of a classic Nepal trekking experience including villages, wildlife, panoramic mountain views and range of landscape from forest to high alpine.

Kopra Ridge trekking is located away from the busier trails of Annapurna region of Nepal and for four nights of the our itinerary you stay in community lodges set up local villagers and rest of nights you stay in teahouse or you need to book the trekking on full board camping for stay in tent camp and food prepare and provides by our own cook. Kopra ridge and Poon Hill trekking is provides immense views of Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Nilgiri (7061m),  Bharha Shikhar (7647m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7219m)  Hiunchuli (6434m), Fishtail (6997m), Annapurna II (7937m) Annapurna IV (7525m), Lamjung Himal (6983m) and other famous mountains in this area can be viewed it means Kopra ridge and Poon Hill trekking is provides unforgettable experience in life time there gradually appear, just like magic that your eye could not believe.

If you wish to make long and more challenging treks, we recommended you to extend Khayer Tal (Lake) trekking in Kopra ridge trek but you need to arrange full board camping (tented camp) because after Kopra ridge (Danda) there are not available even basic lodging facilities.  After a fabulous sunrise across the mountains from Kopra ridge we continue our trek towards the Khayer (Khair Tal) lake and Khayer Barah temple. To include the Khayer Lake in Kopra ridge trekking you have to manage extra 1 day than regular Kopra ridge trekking needed.  Below given itinerary only for Kopra ridge trekking mean without Khayar Lake (4600m).

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu airport transfer to Hotel overnight at hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan overnight at hotel
Day 03: Drive or flight to Pokhara (850m) overnight at hotel
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul then trek to Ghandruk (1,940m) overnight at teahouse
Day 05: Trek to Tadapani (2,610m) overnight at teahouse
Day 06: Trek to Bayeli Kharka (3,420m) overnight at community lodges
Day 07: Trek to Upper Chistibung (2,975m) overnight at community lodges
Day 08: Trek to Kopra Ridge (3,660m) overnight at community lodges
Day 09: Trek to Swanta Village (2,200m) overnight at community lodges
Day 10: Trek to Ghorepani (2855m) overnight at teahouse
Day 11: Visit Poon Hill (3210m) then trek Tikhedhunga (1577m) overnight at teahouse
Day 12: Trek to Nayapul drive to Pokahara (850m) overnight at hotel
Day 13: Drive or flight to Kathmandu overnight at hotel
Day 14: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur overnight at hotel
Day 15: Leisure day in Kathmandu overnight at hotel
Day 16: Depart Kathmandu


Destination: Nepal
Trekking Region: Annapurna
Trek Start Point:  Nayapul
Trek End Point: Nayapul
Trekking Accommodation:  Community lodges / Camping
Trekking Grade: Easy-Medium
Best Season:  March - June / September-November
Max Elevation: 3660m
Duration: 16 Days

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
After you arrive in Kathmandu airport please check our company board outside the main gate there will be our airport representative you will meet with him and he will transferred to hotel by private vehicle and our representative will help you to check-in your hotel after that if time enough, representative will take you to our office for short briefing about the trip but if not enough time then give a short trip brief in hotel and request to pay the due balance for the trip. Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan

After breakfast, tour guide will take to you for full day sightseeing in historical monuments sightseeing places including swayambhunath known as monkey temple, Kathmandu durbar square & Patan durbar square then drive back to Hotel. Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Drive or flight to Pokhara (850m)

Trekking staff will arrive at your hotel at 6:30 am to pick you up to tourist bus station for journey to Pokhara. Normally bus leave at 7:00 am from Kantipath and it takes about 7 hours from Kathmandu. Today, you can take a breakfast in your hotel that you order earlier night or request to manage packing breakfast that you eat in bus journey because on the way we are not stopping for breakfast as well not available good breakfast but we stop for a lunch so try to eat Nepalese food (Dal Bhat). Afternoon you arrive in Pokhara then check in your hotel and refresh and look around lakeside. Pokhara is a beautiful valley, with panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. The town of Pokhara is set on the banks of the Phewa Lake. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu providing the perfect starting point for our trek. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Pokhara drive to Nayapul then trek to Ghandruk (1940m)
Today, after breakfast in Hotel then leave Pokhara for Nayapul (New Bridge) by private transportation, through Dhampus Phedi, Naudanda, Kande, Lumle and finally you reach at Nayapul (1070m).Its about one hour drive then your trek will be begins from here just few minutes walk down then easy flat walk to Birethanti (1025m) then cross the modi river then right turn to go for Ghandruk village though passing a beautiful village Syauli Bazaar (1220m) and climb Kimche (1640m) until higher part after that flat and uphill to Ghandruk village (1940m). On the trail you will see beautiful view of Modi Khola, Annapurna south, Hiunchuli, fishtail and beautiful landscape. Overnight at teahouse

Day 05: Ghandruk trek to Tadapani (2,610m)

From Ghandruk continue upwards through Deorali and into the forest then through rhododendron forests and over a small pass to Tadapani. Overnight teahouse.

Day 06: Tadapani trek to Bayeli Kharka (3,420m)

We leave the main trail and for the next five days we will walk in more remote area of the Annapurna region while staying at a network of community lodges. This is a lovely walk through rhododendron and oak forest following a trail originally used by villagers from Ghandruk to take their buffaloes, sheep and goats to the higher pastures in the summer months. The trail starts to ascend above the tree line and follows a ridge to Deurali (small pass) and then continues up to Bayeli Kharka where the first community lodge is located. From the lodge the view to west is dominated by Mount Dhaulagiri at 8,167m is the seventh highest mountain in the world. Overnight community lodge.

Day 07: Bayeli Kharka trek to Upper Chistibung (2,975m)
This section of the trail is on a grassy slope and traverses through pasture with a number of herder’s huts and dzo grazing (crossbred cow and yak). Look out for the colorful Danphe pheasant, the national bird of Nepal, as well as Himalayan tahr on the grassy ridge high above the trail. Overnight at community lodge.


Day 08: Upper Chistibung trek to Kopra Ridge (3,660m)
From Upper Chistibung lodge there is a steady ascent through alpine meadows and pastures then as one approaches Kopra Ridge one see the tip of Annapurna South. However it is only on arrival at Kopra community lodge that the full panorama is revealed: Mount Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Fang and Annapurna South can all be seen. After lunch it is well worth going for a short walk down Kopra Ridge to a viewpoint overlooking Kali Gandaki river far below in this deep valley. Overnight at community lodge.


Day 09: Kopra Ridge trek to Swanta Village (2,200m)
It takes an hour of descent to get back down to Upper Chistibung community lodge, it is worth stopping for drink then carry on down to Swanta village. Along the way we got more views of Mount Dhaulagiri with this mountain providing a lovely backdrop to the terraced fields and traditional houses in the nearby villages. At Swanta village it is worth visiting Swanta Primary school where there are two teachers funded by the profits from the community lodges. Overnight at community lodge.


Day 10: Swanta Village trek to Ghorepani (2855m)
An hour or so after leaving Swanta village we join the main trail to Ghorepani where there are of course far more others trekkers making one appreciate the quieter days walking along the Kopra Ridge. Finally you arrive in Ghorepani afternoon relax Overnight at teahouse.

 

Day 11: Visit Poon Hill (3210m) then trek Tikhedhunga (1577m)
After Ghorepani we descend through rhododendron forest to Ulleri then trek continue down to Tikhedhunga overnight at teahous.

 

Day 12: Tikhedhunga trek to Nayapul drive to Pokhara (850m)
This is our last day easy trekking where we walk out to Nayapul to meet our private transport for the drive back to Pokhara overnight at hotel.

Day 13: Pokahara drive or flight to Kathmandu
It takes about seven hours, while driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes. Overnight Hotel

Day 14: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur

After breakfast, tour guide will take to you for full day sightseeing in historical monuments sightseeing places including Boudhanath (biggest Buddhist stupa), Pashupatinath temple (A biggest Hindu temple) & Bhaktapur durbar square then drive back to Hotel.

Day 15: Leisure day in Kathmandu

Today, you have leisure day for relax or shopping in Kathmandu so you can do your own activities by yourself or consult with company to arrange extra activities. Overnight at hotel

Day 16: Depart Kathmandu

After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination

PRICE INCLUDES :-

  • Airport pick up and airport drop by private transportation
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Historical monuments cities sightseeing with tour guide
  • Sightseeing transportation by Non A/C comfortable vehicle
  • Sightseeing entrance fees for historical cities sightseeing
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and return transportation by tourist bus
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Twin sharing trekking accommodation in normal Teahouse / community lodges
  • Pokhara to Nayapul transportation by Car/Van/bus depend on group size
  • Three time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Desert /fruit after having diner as company provide
  • Government license holder trekking guide /leader for the team
  • One porter who will carry your luggage during the trekking ( Two person get one porter)
  • Annapurna Conservation area project entry fee
  • Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara transportation by car/van/bus depend on group size
  • Nepal Government tax and Office service charge

PRICE EXCLUDES :-

  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu
  • International or domestic air tickets and airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 25 (duration 15 days ) and US$ 40 (duration 30 days )
  • Personal trekking equipment s and Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all type of hot drinks
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Personal nature expenses & Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned

The price will be depending on service quality that you are going to use accommodation (Deluxe, Standard & Budget) in cities and entire the trekking either way normal teahouse or best available or Camping (Fully tented camp) so better to mention us what you are expecting? Please click here to request the price.

If above trip itinerary that doesn't suit to your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combines with any travel plans, then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary, designed  especially for you. Please click here for tailor made trip form.

 


 

 

 

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