khopra trek in Annapurna !
The Khopra trek is located on the lap of Annapurna South face, is one of of the most famous trek in Annapurna. Majestic khopra trek possible to visit together Poon hill and Muldhai viewpoints. The best khopra trek 7 days route goes through Tikhedunga – Punhill – Khopra ridge – Khayar Lake – Tadapani – Ghandruk or vice versa.
However after visiting khopra trek you can descend downhill walking to Tatopani (Hot spring) of Kali Gandaki riverbed where you can enjoy a bath in real Natural Hot spring and drive out to Pokhara. Pun hill is another best trek route. The trek route takes you into the heart of the Annapurna range with the magnificent, stunning, and incomparable views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges including Mt. Manaslu.
Majestic Khopra ridge or khopra danda and day hiking to Khayar Lake trek follows the quiet trails away from the popular routes passing through the traditional villages, lust forest, you will enjoy the views of the Annapurna massif from Khopra Hill, sacred Khayar Lake (4500m) offers YAK blood drinking festival besides all the Himalayan ranges as well as the best sunrise and sunset views on 180 deg angle.
Muldai viewpoint trek | Muldai viewpoint hiking
New promoting Muldai viewpoint trek is a just another attraction after poon hill. Hike mulde view tower is a fresh travel route for all age travelers. Trek route offers an amazing Annapurna mountain scenery even better view rather poon hill station. It is truly glorious and stands just at 3,637 meters above sea level & offers an excellent view of Annapurna massive in a 360-degree angle. Muldhai viewpoint trek is the best to suit for a photographer to shoot the best panorama. According to Gokyo Treks Nepal’s travelers,’ it’s just worthy to muldhai peak visit to cath amazing Annapurna mountains within half kilometer distance. The trail is well and the lodges are simply comfortable with cozy accommodation preparing local community. We are designing the trip for 5 days also according to guest wishes, time and budget.
Hike khopra trek highlights
Amazing Annapurna, Macchapucchare known as Fish Tail, and Dhaulagiri massifs, Year-round Extensive flora and fauna, Unique and black hills, mystic cultures and landscapes to explore, Khopra Ridge / Khopra Danda, pristine Khayar lake, Beautiful Gurung village Ghandruk with their mystical old Museum, Numerous peaks.
Exploring khopra trek grading
khayar lake with khopra ridge or khopra danda trekking is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does not require you to be super feet or have any previous trekking/mountaineering experience. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours every day, you can do this hiking.
However, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you depart. Our program always includes rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. Along the trekking routes, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
The best khopra trek covers:
Kathmandu – Pokhara valley, Mystical Gurung village Ghandruk, Famous Khopra danda or khopra hill station with day hiking to Khayar lake and Poonhill station for best sunrise/sunset, Pilgrimage Khayar lake excursion and descend Pokhara.
Magical khopra trek outline itinerary
01 Day: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1348m) city
02 Day: Kathmandu to Pokhara (900m), 7 hours bus ride
03 Day: Tikhedungha/ Ulleri Trek (1,575m), 5 hours,
04 Day: Trek to Ghorepani (2850m), 6 hours,
05 Day: Poon Hill hike (3,210m.). Trek to Dobato (3,420m), 6 hours
06 Day: khopra ridge trek (3,660m) / Khopra danda hike, 6 hours
07 Day: Descend downhill to Chhistibung (3,100m), 6 hours
08 Day: Ghandruk trek (1,950m) via Tadapani (2,520m), 8 hours.
09 Day: Bus ride from Ghandruk to Pokhara, 4 hours. Explore Pokhara city tour
10 Day: Overland drive / fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Final departure.
The most scenic khopra trek itinerary details
Day 01 : Arrival day in Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu airport we will receive you with private car and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu city with breakfast. Our representative will give you information about khopra ridge trek itinerary further programs.
Day 02 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m/2,989 feet) 6 hours
Pokhara lakeside located at 210 kilometers west of Kathmandu. During the khopra hiking, you can drive over the beautiful terraced fields with river valley to Pokhara. Having stunning weather, Pokhara is tourist’s hub full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as blue lakes, mystical caves, ancient temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. You can also take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara instead of drive.
Day 03 : Drive to Nayapul Bazaar (1,010m). Tikhedunga village Trek (1,570m/5,150 ft), 4 hours
The first-day trek start at Nayapull after 1 and a half hour driving by private vehicle from Pokhara. After 20 minutes short walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1015m) a large village that has many shops and teahouses inhabitance of Gurung, Magar, and Thakali.
Trail continues following the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola through villages and climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille and after the short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga. Today’s treks offer a short and comparatively easy day, during the journey allowing getting used to the experience of trekking in Nepal.
Day 04 : Ghorepani trekking (2,840m/9,315 ft), 6 hours
After breakfast, we begin our journey with a steep climb to large Magar village at Ulleri (2070m) after a crossed bridge. The trail leads us to continue to ascend more gently, through dense forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti (2250m). Occasionally, we can see Lonmgur (long tail black mouth Monkey) jumping on the tree. Hike to Nangethanti (2460m), after an hour walk we arrive at Ghorepani (2840m).
Day 05 : Poon Hill hiking (3,210m/10,497 feet). Trek to Dobato (4020m/13,146 feet), 6 hours
We begin our journey at early morning with touch light to Poon Hill hiking. It takes about 90 minutes to ascend to the poon hilltop. Majestic Poon hill is top first most popular hill station to observe sunrise and sunset over annapurna range. While on the sunrise, you can see Dhaulagiri (8,167m) from the very left side to Lamjung Himal including Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South etc in a row. Return to Ghorepani for a hot breakfast and start hikes over Deurali pass and continue our journey to ascend Dobato. Dobato has community-based lodges.
Day 06 : Muldai peak sunrise | khopra danda trek / Khopra ridge hike (3,660m/11,969 feet), 6:30 hours
Another incredible destination of khopra trekking is Muldhai peak hiking. Many travelers come khopra trek goes muldai peak to get sunrise because it offers an outstanding Annapurna mountain view inclusive Dhaulagiri range within the 360-degree angle.
We walk through the beautiful rhododendron and oak forest & off the beaten trek of the Annapurna region while staying at community-based lodges. This is a lovely walk through following a trail originally used by villagers 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 khopra ridgeline where the community lodge is located. From the lodge, the view to the west is dominated by Mount Dhaulagiri at 8,167m is the seventh highest mountain in the world.
Amazing Khayar lake hiking (4,600m/15,042 feet) day tour. [visit Kalibaraha holy Lake and Annapurna south glacier]
A tough day to hike to get Khayar lake is an option. If you have enough time and physically fit? make a plan to explore kalibaraha holy lake. The trail to Khayar lake is a tough ascent through alpine meadows and pastures then as one approaches Kopra Ridge hill station, one sees the beautiful Annapurna South with beautiful landscapes.
The trail offers the beautiful mountain panorama of Mount Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Fang and Annapurna South with beautiful majestic mountains. Not only this but also you will have an amazing view of the Kali Gandaki river far below on deep valley.
Day 07 : Trek descend to Chhistibung (3100m/10,137 feet), 6 hours
Today, we descend the same way through rhododendron forest to Chhistibung.
Day 06 : Ghandruk village trek (1940m/6,344 feet) via Tadapani hilltop (2520m/8,240 feet), 7 hours
The trail goes downhill walking gently along ridges with pine and rhododendron forests to Tadapani village, a descent through main trekking route with the beautiful waterfall, stream, and dense forest to the Bhaisekharka.
The stream has some clear pools alongside the trail and we walk further downhill to Ghandruk village. Ghaundrung village the second-largest Gurung settlement in Nepal, an inhabitant of Gurung people. Ghandruk village offers excellent sunrise with mountains changeable face. If you have time enough than visiting the Gurung museum.
Day 07 : Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapull village, Drive to Pokhara (950m/3,107 feet) 3:45 hours
Today is our last day of trekking; we complete our trek in Nayapull at the elevation of 1010m, short and easy walking through the beautiful rice terraces with tiny villages combine with mixed ethnic group settlement. As soon as you reach Nayapool Bazaar, we take a private taxi (roughly drive 1 and half hour) or private car followed by a ride back to Pokhara, a peaceful lakeside city harboring a unique setting of tropical climate and vegetation with the dramatic backdrop of the Himalayas.
Day 08 : Explore day around Pokhara Valley
After late breakfast, we will start sight scene around Pokhara valley. The worth able places; Fewa Lake, Bagnes Lake, Devi’s waterfall, Bishwa Shanti Stupa (World Peace Stupa ), International Mountaineering Museum, Tibetan refugee settlement, and Gupteshower cave. We will relax for the rest of the day in the Hotel or Shopping around.
Day 09: Drive out to Kathmandu early in the morning by Tourist Bus 7 hours. Drop you to the international airport Kathmandu.
Extra Day? : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour with professional Guide.
Our Tour Guide leads you to explore around Kathmandu valley for sightseeing. Full day tour with professional – experienced guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley Tour including Kathmandu Durbar Square (recognized as a Hanuman dhoka Durbar square), Patan Durbar Square (City of fine arts), Pashupatinath Temple (Hindu’s most sacred temple), Baudhanath Stupa (Tallest Stupas of Nepal) and Swayambhunath Stupa (known as Monkey Temple) also known as monkey temple which are World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO.. Please, check your insurance details and have a copy of your travel medical insurance policy with you.
Special khopra trek cost includes:
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
- 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
- 1 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan
- Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
- Domestic flight: Kathmandu to Pokhara airfare with airport departure tax.
- Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days.
- Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
- Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guests 1 Porter basis.
- Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
- Pokhara Fewa lake side – Nayapool & Return to Fewa lake side transfer by TAXI.
- All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
- khopra trek latest Map
- Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
- Insurance of guide and porters.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
Amazing khopra danda trek cost exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private khopra trek or Khopra ridge and cheap Khayar Lake trek starting at any date if that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Freequently Asked Question
Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure. Just provide us your flight details and request us for airport transfer. Our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience for khopra ridge trek ?
Answer: Khayar lake combine with Poonhill is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 5 – 6 hours in a day, with a lightweight rucksack somehow about 3000M above sea level.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on khopra danda short trek?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard or luxury hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking, there would be normal hotel accommodation which offers basic clean facilities with a mattress and blanket. We can also offer you sleeping bags if needed (which need to return after the trip) but it is always a better idea to own sleeping equipment.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in khayar lake khopra trek?
Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in the trekking they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season).
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.
Question: What opportunities will I have for the shower along express khopra trek?
Answer: There are community-based lodges where you can get showers for free. If you are in Camping trekking – we provide you a hot water bucket, you will take the bucket shower.
Question: How do I get drinking water on khopra trek?
Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotels and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in the campsite/along the way in the camping trekking.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or mobile batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the community-based guest house trekking there will be chances to charge your battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters!
Question: Are there any communication facilities on khopra trek?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Question: Can I use credit cards in khopra ridge khayar lake trek?
Answer: Not yet !. For the trekking, you need to have cash because credit cards work city area of Nepal only.
Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
We prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of a trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on khopra trek?
Answer: We provide porters they will carry your luggage.
Question: Is there any communication while we are on the khayar lake or khayar ridge Trekking?
Answer: There are telephones in many villages along the popular trek routes from which you can make international calls.
Question: Is khopra danda trek without guide possible?
Answer: Typically yes because of the wilderness trek route and less touristic areas of Hidden Annapurna range. The landscape is amazing but you cannot find trekkers along the route. So we recommend you to hire at least 1 guide to go safe trip.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk for 5-6 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking polls for khopra trek?
Answer: We recommend to take that it will be the help to you.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$7 to 10 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks in trekking.
The majestic khopra ridge trek notes for travellers:
The above khopra trek itinerary is subject to change due to the condition beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. A physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
“What makes khopra trek special ?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained, and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others.