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Khopra Ridge Trek

Khopra Ridge Trek

Khopra Ridge Trek is one of the most fascinating and interesting trek routes in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It takes you to Khopra Ridge and Khayer Lake (optional). This trek route is also known as the Khopra Hill (Khopra Danda) trek, which is less crowded and offers more off-the-beaten-path experience and still remains a rural and secret area. The Khopra Ridge trek includes all the elements of a classic Nepal trekking experience, including charming villages, wildlife, terraced fields, panoramic mountain views, and landscapes ranging from forest to high alpine. One of the highlights of the Khopra Ridge trek is the panoramic view from Khopra Danda, a ridge situated at an altitude of 3,660 meters. From here, you can have stunning views of mountains like Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Nilgiri (7,041 m), Bharha Shikhar (7,647 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m).

Another popular viewpoint along the trail is Muldai Viewpoint (3,637 m), which offers a breathtaking sunrise view over the entire Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Of course, Poon Hill is also another great viewpoint (3,210 m) of the trek that you will see on your return journey, but this is not important as you have already seen similar views from other places.

If you want to make this trek more challenging and aspire to a higher altitude, then from Khopra Danda you will continue towards the enchanting Khayer Lake (Khair Lake), situated at an altitude of 4,600 meters. The trail takes you through alpine meadows, dense forests, and rugged terrain. Throughout the journey, you will get to see spectacular views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

During trekking, you stay in a community lodge for four nights with accommodation and meals organized by local villagers, and the rest of the nights you stay in teahouses. The Khopra Ridge Trek usually starts and ends at Nayapul, which is easily accessible from Pokhara.

The best time to undertake the Khopra Ridge Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally clear, and the visibility is excellent. 

Khopra Ridge Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu airport transfer to Hotel overnight at hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation, overnight at hotel
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (8,50m) by tourist bus 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 Dobato (3,350m) overnight at teahouse
Day 07: Trek to Upper Chistibung (3,026m) after visiting Muldai Viewpoint overnight at community lodges
Day 08: Trek to Khopra Ridge (3,660m) overnight at community lodges
Day 09: Day hike to Khayar Lake (4600m) or Tour around Khopra overnight at community lodges
Day 10: Trek to Swanta Village (2,200m) overnight at community lodges
Day 11: Trek to Ghorepani (2,855m) overnight at teahouse
Day 12: Visit Poon Hill (3,210m) then trek Tikhedhunga (1,577m) overnight at teahouse
Day 13: Trek to Nayapul drive to Pokahara (8,50m) overnight at hotel
Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus, overnight at hotel
Day 15: 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 - May / September-November
Max Elevation: 4600m
Duration: 15 Days

The price of a private trek can fluctuate due to several factors, such as the trekking agency selected, the trek's duration, the group size, the level of services desired, and the preferred category of accommodation (deluxe, standard, or budget) in the city and during the trek, the choice between normal (simple) teahouses or the best available teahouses can also impact the overall price. Therefore, it is recommended that you click here: Price request form and fill in the required information and submit the same to get the exact price of your preferred trek and service.


  • Airport pick up and airport drop by private transportation
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (2 and above participants get twin sharing room)
  • Historical monument city sightseeing with a tour guide
  • Historical monuments city sightseeing transportation by Non A/C Comfortable Vehicle
  • Kathmandu sightseeing/monument visits Entrance fees
  • Accommodation in Pokhara as per the itinerary with complimentary breakfast (2 and above participants get twin sharing room)
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu transportation by tourist bus
  • Pokhara to Nayapul and Nayapul to Pokhara transportation by private vehicle
  • Trekking accommodation in normal community lodges/Teahouse (2 and above participants get twin sharing room)
  • Three time meals a day during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/Main course
  • Dessert (Fresh Fruits/Chocolate) after dinner on behalf of the company
  • One Experienced English-speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide and his food, accommodation, and salary.
  • Porters carrying your luggage while trekking (Two guests get one porter carrying a maximum of 25 kg of luggage)
  • Annapurna Conservation area project entry fee
  • Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Nepal Government taxes and office service charge


  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • International and domestic air tickets
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all types of hot drinks in Trekking
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Hot water, battery charge and hot shower charge during the trek (If need to pay)
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Expenses resulting from delays beyond our control in case of weather, flight cancellations, or natural calamities
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned

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: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
After breakfast, Kathmandu visits Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Boudhanath Stupa which are all World Heritage Sites. Durbar Square throws light on the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important pilgrimage places for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as Monkey Temple and Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. Late in the afternoon, we introduced you to your mountain/trek guide. 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 Dobato (3,350m)
Trek through rhododendron forests, enjoying the natural beauty and occasional glimpses of mountain views. The trail takes you to Dobato, a small settlement surrounded by forests. Overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Dobato trek to Upper Chistibung (3,026 m) after visiting Muldai Viewpoint
Climb the Muldai Peak early in the morning for spectacular panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and to view the sunrise. After Picture of the Mountain views return to Dobato and continue trekking uphill and downhill in a moment through rhododendron forests again. It requires an hour’s walk to reach Bayli Kharka, a beautiful pasture, from where you can see the Dhaulagiri range at close distance. From Beli Kharka, the first part descends and gradually climbs up to the Upper Chistibung. It takes approximately three more hours to reach Upper Chistibung, a beautiful grazing area. Overnight at community lodge.

Day 08: Upper Chistibung trek to Khopra Ridge (3,660m)
From Upper Chistibung lodge there is a steady ascent through alpine meadows and pastures then as one approaches Khopra Ridge one see the tip of Annapurna South. However it is only on arrival at Khopra 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 Khopra Ridge to a viewpoint overlooking Kali Gandaki river far below in this deep valley. Overnight at community lodge.

Day 09: Day Hike to khayer Lake (4660m)
Today is a very challenging day trip. A visit to Khayer Lake located at an altitude of 4660m will take your almost full day. Khayer lake is considered to be a holy lake by the Hindus and it is said that bathing in this lake will help one to attain Nirvana. Make sure that you are ready to walk about 8 hours round trip today as the distance of Khayer Lake from Khopra is pretty far. If you don't want to go hiking to Khayer Lake then take a tour around the Khopra Danda (ridge) and relax. Overnight at community lodge.

Day 10: Khopra 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 11: 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 12: 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 13: 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 14: 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 15: Depart Kathmandu
After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination

Joining a group is available in the high trekking season. Please contact us to check availability.

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