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Khopra Ridge Community Trek

Start From:   US$ 1585


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:2 to 12 Pax

Daily Walking Hour:4 to 7 Hours

Permits Needed:ACAP Permit and TIMS Card

Fitness Level:Good

Trip Code:AAKR04

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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:Morning Hike to Mulde View Point (3637m/11930ft) for sunrise and breathtaking Himalayan views 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 Khayer Lake (4500m/14760ft) 7-9 hours

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

Day 10:Swanta village to Ghorepani (2860m/9380ft) 3-4 hours

Day 11:Trek from Ghorepani to Ulleri (2050m/6724ft) then drive back to to Nayapul (1000m/3280ft) then Pokhara (885m/2903ft) 3-4 hours' trek and 3-4 hours' drive

Day 12:Fly/ Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1335m/4379ft) 25 minutes flight/ 7-8 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

Useful Info


You will be accommodated in a 2-4 star hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara and mountain lodge/tea-houses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-sharing basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional US$ 175. Authentic Adventures will arrange rooms with attached washrooms when possible; however, mountail lodges/teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations during peak trekking season.

During our trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served in the lodge/teahouse where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way around mid-day. All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be provided in Kathmandu. However, there will be fabolous welcome and farewell dinners for the group before and after the trek.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Annapurna Panorama Trek is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 4 to 6 hours a day with a light rucksack. Walking in higher altitude is more physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, we only trek up to 3210m/10530ft. If we are in good health with average physical fitness, have a positive attitude and strong determination, we can accomplish the trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly is good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung and blood diseases should inform Authentic Adventures before booking the trek. We also recommend that you consult your doctor before the trip.

Best Months to Travel
Spring (March, April & May) and Autumn (October, November & December) are the best months for this trip. Although this trip can be done throughout the year. However, during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone and during monsoon, the trails are a bit wet and the views are not always clear.

Safely Request
Your satisfaction and safety is of paramount concern while traveling with us. Please note that your leader/guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the original itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we are exposed to weather conditions, health condition of the crew, unexpected natural disasters etc. The leader/guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Domestic Flights

The Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu flights are running throughout the day. If you feel like avoiding the long drive to & from Pokhara, you are recommended to take the flights. The flights are only 25 minutes and offers amazing mountain views.

Any Additional Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by phone or email. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: 00977 98511 11907 and/or 00977 98066 00888 or email us on [email protected]. You can also video chat with us on Skype. Our Skype id is bhuwan.stha

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