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Khopra Ridge Community Trek

Start From:   US$ 1285


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

  • All airport transfers and necessary ground transportation as per the itinerary
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with Breakfast
  • Necessary paper work, trekking Permit and TIMS card
  • Govt. licensed, experienced and friendly Trekking Guide and his transportation, meals, accommodation, equipments and insurance
  • Necessary numbers of srtong and friendly Trekking Porters and their expenses including insurance
  • Community Lodge/ Tea-house accommodation during the trek
  • Full board meals with hot drinks on trek
  • Necessary trekking equipment (sleeping bags, trek poles, duffel bags, flashlights, water purification, gaiters, micro spikes, water bottles, trekking map, day packs etc)
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara sightseeing
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at Typical Nepalese Restaurants with Cultural Program
  • Basic first-aid medicines

Cost Exclude

  • Domestic flights (if any)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (except welcome and farewell dinners)
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Bar, laundry, communication bills
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Heli evacuation (in case of emergency)
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in ‘Cost Includes’ section
  • Extra expenses caused by unexpected, unfavorable or unavoidable circumstances
  • Tips to the staffs

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