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11

Grade

Moderate

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Khopra Ridge Trek is a newly opened trekking destination and a short trek, which is gaining popularity in no time. Falling immediately south of the Great Himalayan trail Khopra Ridge trek falls in the subtropical region and experiences 4 seasons. Alike the other trails in the Annapurna region, this trek as well is entirely inhabited and by very fun loving communities who are yet to be influenced by business traits.

Khopra Ridge trek is usually loved by trekkers who do not wish to go with the flow. However, this trek has its own charm even if it combined with other famed routes like Ghorepani Poon hill or Annapurna Sanctuary. This detour from the regular crowd offer spectacular and closer views of Annapurna south and the fang peak. Until now, only handful of adventurous trekkers of ours has embarked on this trail and has camped their way throughout but due to recently open teahouses this trek has been attracting a lot of trekkers.

Most of the trekking is through lush green hills and beautiful forest of Rhododendron, Pine and other wild habitat. If spotted, the monkeys playing in their clan in its natural state is captivating. Watching the sunrise and sunset from behind the mountains of Annapurna, from a grassy knoll will definitely help you forget all your sorrows. What is more interesting than any other in Khopra Ridge trek is accommodating in community run teahouses, which further contributes portion of its profit for school and uplifting the community. The mountain scenery offered by Khopra Ridge, the contentment you have after taking the adventure, and knowing that you have contributed to the community is priceless.

trip overview

Trip Code: BT-128 Total Duration: 11 days
Destination: Annapurna Region Best Time: March - May & Sept - Dec
Trip Grade: Moderate Group Size: 2 - 12
Max Elevation: 3660

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Arrival in Kathmandu

Thank you for choosing Khopra Ridge trek as your next adventure destination! On this day you arrive to Kathmandu and we transfer you to your accommodation. You rest and rejuvenate for days to come. You can as well explore the surrounding and get to know a little about the country and culture.

Accommodation
  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 1 Night)

Trek Preparation and shopping
You will meet your trek leader on this day and he would brief you about trekking in Nepal and your chosen destination. Meanwhile, the back office staff will prepare all required permits for your trekking. later in the day, you will do the last minute shopping for your trekking along with your guide. While our back office staff get ready preparing permits from the government offices, our guides help you get acquainted with the country by taking you to the most happening market in Kathmandu.
Accommodation
  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast only

Kathmandu - Pokhara
On this day we have our breakfast by 6:00 a.m. in the morning and head towards tourist Bus Park at Thamel and board a tourist bus to Pokhara. The bus ride will take around 7 hours through curvy roads of hilly terrain with couple of breaks in between for snacks and lunch. The drive to Pokhara on one of the major highways is exhilarating with beautiful views of never leaving tributaries, lush green hills and roadside settlements.
Accommodation
  • Hotel in Pokhara ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast only

Pokhara – Ghandruk – Tadapani
The day kick starts by hopping on a vehicle and being Kimche bound. The bus ride takes around two and half hours, where as a private vehicle would take half hour less. The busride till Nayapul in on Pokhara Baglung highway, whereas after Nayapul the road becomes offroad. Once we reach Kimche we get on foot and our Khopra ridge trek officially begins. Our first destination Ghandruk takes around 1 and half hours on foot. The view of Machhapuchhre from Ghandruk is a stunner. Another hour or so of walk through sparse trees and gradual incline and we reach the destination of the day, Tadapani. Overnight in Tadapani.
Accommodation
  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.

Tadapani- Dobato
As soon as we set out for Dobato from Tadapani, we encounter a dense forest of Rhododendron. The initial trail is a combination of flat and steep gradient but mostly uphill walk. In around 2 hours we reach a small settlement of Meshar and from here the trail gets broader but more steeper at times. The forest becomes more dense and even more beautiful. Walking around 1 and half hours we reach another small settlement of Isharu. From here the forest of Rhododendron is accompanied by Bamboo as well as pine and the trail becomes a little narrow as well as grassy. The final section of the trek as well is uphill alike almost every part of the trail on this day. We walk for around 7 hours with multiple breaks in it and call it a day in Dobato.
Accommodation
  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.

Dobato–  Bayeli
The day’s walk is easier than the days earlier. At first we walk uphill on steep grassy trails traversing through the forest. The trail gets much flatter and the walk gets much easier once the forest opens up to a ridge with beautiful views of the mountains. After crossing the first ridge we further climb uphill until another ridge and then we finally arrive Bayeli. In about 3 to 3 and half hours we reach final destination of the day. Overnight in Bayeli.
Accommodation
  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.

Bayeli – Khopra Danda
We will begin the day by gently descending from Bayeli. After a short descend the trail climbs up through the Rhododendron forest. The forest opens up to 3 yak pasture land and in between the trail is a mix of flat and steep ascent. Further after the last yak pasture the trail is accompanied by the bamboo scrubs and Rhododendron bushes. The trail becomes more grassy and the view becomes more beautiful and undisturbed. We walk for around 6 hours on this day and around 4 and half hours is walking uphill. We spend overnight in Khopra Danda.
Accommodation
  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.

Khopradanda - Narchyang
It takes around 7 hours of downhill walk to reach Narchyang, at an easy pace. Majority of today’s walk is downhill. At the beginning we walk on grassy turf surrounded by yak pastures. Further down the trail we enter the forest of Rhododendron and pine, with the views of Dhaulagiri and other mountains on the backstage. Further down the trail, mountain scenery is replaced by terrace farms, lush green hills and beautifully crafted settlements. We walk on stone slated trails of Rele Kharka and past yak pasture to reach upper Narchyang. We call it a night at Narchyang.
Accommodation
  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.

Narchyang– Tatopani
This is the final day of Khopra ridge trek on foot and majority of today’s walk is gradual downhill. We walk through the lush green subtropical forest all the way to the banks of Kali Gandaki river until we reach Tatopani. We walk for almost 5 hours before we reach our destination of the day. The views of valleys and river is very beautiful but the view of the mountain is close to none on this day. We call it a day at Tatopani and enjoy the natural hot spring and revitalize our bones and muscles. Overnight at Tatopani.
Accommodation
  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.

Tatopani - Pokhara We catch an early morning bus from Tatopani to Beni. It takes over an hour on a off road track to reach Beni. From Beni we make a transfer and take another bus all the way to Pokhara. It takes over 4 hours to reach Pokhara from Beni on the National highway. Overnight in pokhara.

Accommodation
  • Hotel in Pokhara ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • 2 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch  or  any one item from the menu.

Pokhara - Kathmandu
The bus ride takes around 7 hours to Kathmandu. The bus traverses through beautiful lush green hills and views of mountains (only in season). Once we reach Kathmandu we transfer you to your accommodation and hence officially come to the end of Khopra Ridge trek.
Accommodation
  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast only

cost includes

  • All government and local taxes
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Trekking Guide
  • All accommodations on the trails and  3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu )
  • 3 Cups Tea while on the Trail ( in most of the places where applicable)
  • Best available local lodges / Teahouse  in mountain
  • Taxi to and from airport
  • Certificate of trek Completion
  • Porters

cost excluded

  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, mineral water  etc)
  • Additional food
  • Tips for guide
  • Anything else that is not mentioned on what is included

Important Notes

  • Please bring 2 passport size photographs for your trekking permit to the group meeting.

Essential Trip Information

  • The trip begins from Kathmandu
  • You need to arrive at least 2 days prior to your scheduled trek initiation date
  • You will begin your trip from day 2 of your arrival and only after signing necessary formalities
  • You need to bring along at least 2 passport sized pictures and hand it to the company on day 2.
  • In case of trek cancellation or trek forfeit due to unseen circumstances, we shall compensate with an alternate itinerary or activities.
  • You need to bring along at least 500 dollars additional in cash. The funds will help you in case of delayed flights or unseen circumstances
  • You need to aware of the company of any medical conditions developed recently
  • You need to be of age 15 and above to join this trip
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