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Khopra Ridge Community Trek

Start From:   US$ 1285

Destination:Nepal

Total Duration:13 Days

Trip Grade:Moderate

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Transportation:Private Vehicle/ Tourist Bus/ Aeroplane

Accommodation:Hotel, Home Stay, Community Lodge, Local Lodge

Max. Altitude:4500m/14760ft)

Activity:Sightseeing, Hiking and Trekking

Trip Starts in:Kathmandu

Trip Ends in :Kathmandu

Trip Route:Kathmandu - Pokhara - Nayapul - Ghandruk - Tadapani - Dobato - Upper Chistibung - Khopra Ridge - Kaire Lake - Swanta Village - Ghorepani - Ulleri - Nayapul - Pokhara - Kathmandu

Best Months:March, April, May, October, November, December

Group Size:1 to 8 Pax

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The Khopra Ridge Community Trek is one of the best treks in Nepal. This trek offers all of the elements of a classic Nepal trekking including traditional villages, local lifestyle & culture, breath-taking mountain vistas, abundant flora-fauna and landscape ranging from tropical to high alpine.
The Khopra Ridge Trek is located away from the crowded trails of the Annapurna region but provides even better views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Fishtail. During this trek, you have to stay a few nights in the community lodges which are run by community people. We begin our trip with interesting sightseeing in Kathmandu valley. Next day, you can drive or fly to Pokhara. And the next morning, the trek begins with a short drive to Nayapul. For the first two days of the trek you follow the busier trails of the Annapurna foothills passing through terraced fields, beautiful villages, rhododendron forests, little creeks and waterfalls. Then you leave the main trail after Tadapani and for the next few days trek through a remote trail and stay at the community lodges.  You get to the high point at Khopra lodge at 3660m/12005ft where it is well worth getting up early in the morning to see the sunrise across the panorama of the Himalayan peaks.
This trek is ideal for those who wish to enjoy the beauty of Mt. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges while also taking pleasure in the solace of a more remote trail. Complete with unique heritage, local culture and breathtaking mountain vistas, the trip will be well worth of your time.

Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites on Kathmandu Valley
  • Exploring naturally beautiful city of Pokhara and boating on Fewa Lake
  • Trekking through the beautiful villages, lush green forest and remote trails
  • Staying in the community lodges and experiencing the local hospitality and friendship
  • The hike to Kaire Lake and enjoying spectacular views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayas
  • Observe the lifestyle, culture and traditions of local Gurung and Magar ethnic people

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu(1335m/4379ft)/ Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel

Day 02:Fly/ Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (885m/2903ft) 25 minutes flight/ 6-7 hours drive

Day 03:Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1000m/3280ft) then trek to Ghandruk (1950m/6396ft) 1:30 hour drive and 4-5 hours trek

Day 04:Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani (2710m/8889ft) 3-4 hours

Day 05:Tadapani to Dobato (3350m/10988ft) 4-5 hours

Day 06:Dobato to Upper Chistibung (2975m/9758ft) 4-5 hours

Day 07:Upper Chistibung to Khopra Ridge (3660m/12005ft) 3-4 hours

Day 08:Extra day in Khopra Ridge/ Day hike to Kaire Lake (4500m/14760ft) 9-10 hours

Day 09: Khopra Ridge to Swanta Village (2200m/7216ft) 5-6 hours

Day 10:Swanta village to Ulleri (2050m/6724ft) 5-6 hours

Day 11:Trek from Ulleri to Nayapul (1000m/3280ft) then drive back to Pokhara (885m/ 2903ft) 4-5 hours trek and 1:30 hour drive

Day 12:Fly/ Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1335m/4379ft) 25 minutes flight/ 6-7 hours drive

Day 13:Drop to the airport for farewell and departure or extend the trip with other activities

Cost Include

  • Necessary ground transportation and airport transfers on private vehicle
  • Two nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Two nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing including all entry fees, tour guide and private transportation
  • Lodge/ Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner with hot drinks) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners in Traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural program
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle and/or tourist coach as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek Guide and necessary number of strong and friendly Trekking Porters
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, meals and accommodation
  • Necessary trekking equipments including down jacket, sleeping bag, trek poles, gaiters, water bottles, emergency blanket, duffel bag, waterproof bag covers, micro spikes etc. (to be returned after the trek completion)
  • Authentic Adventures stickers, trekking map and Trip Achievement Certificate are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP Permit and TIMS Card)
  • Basic First-Aid Medical kit
  • Government taxes and office service charge

Cost Exclude

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International and excess baggage charge
  • Domestic flights and excess baggage charge (if any)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and diners in Kathmandu and Pokhara besides welcome and farewell dinner
  • Expenses of personal nature like communication bills, laundry bills, spa, bar bills, cold drinks, mineral and boiled water, extra snacks, special coffee drinks (espresso, latte, mocha, cappuccino, americano etc.) during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment and clothing
  • Extra expenses due to unexpected and unavoidable circumstances
  • Heli evac (if in case of emergency)
  • Tips and gratuities to the staffs

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