Khopra Ridge Trek

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Starts at: Phedi Ends at: Lwang
Trek Region: Annapurna Transport: Tourist Bus
Duration: 10 Days Trip Grade: Moderate
Max Altitude: 4500 m / 10503 ft (Khayer Lake) Accomodation: Teahouse

Khopra Ridge Trek Highlights

  • Walk to the Khayer Lake, a sacred pilgrim spot for Hindu people
  • Trekking in Spring? Walk through the rhododendron blossoms throughout the trek route
  • Descend the popular stone stairs of Ulleri village
  • Reaching Khopra Ridge which passes through alpine meadows and green pastures.
  • catch the stunning views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Machhapucchre and Annapurna

The Khopra Ridge trek is one of the lesser known treks through the Annapurna but which still affords views of the giants: Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Nilgiri (7,061m), Bhara Shikhar (7,647m), Annapurna I (8091m), Machhapucchre (6,997m), to name just a few. This trek visits the Khayer Lake, considered sacred by Hindus, high pastures and a temporary herder’s settlement, winds its way through rhododendron forests and through Tibetan-like villages. And of course, along the ridge itself.

The Khopra Ridge (3,660m) is reached by a steady climb through alpine meadows and pastures and provides a fine viewpoint overlooking the Kali Gandaki River far below in the world’s deepest gorge. From the ridge the mountains are a panorama of shimmering snow and ice. With only one long walking day (and which can be , and with a panorama on the ridge to rival any viewpoint in the Himalayas, this trek is a great way to experience the beauty of the Himalaya landscape and mountain ranges in a more tranquil and solitude manner.

Khopra Ridge Trek Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara (Drive)

Pokhara – 830 m / 2723 ft – 7 hrs

Day 2: Pokhara to Naya Pool (Drive) to Tadapani

Tadapani – 1940 m / 6364 ft – 5 hrs

Day 3: Tadapani to Bayeli Kharka

Bayeli Kharka – 3420 m / 11220 ft – 6 hrs

Day 4: Bayeli Kharka to Upper Chistibung

Upper Chistibung – 2975 m / 9760 ft – 4 hrs

Day 5: Upper Chistibung to Khopra Ridge

Khopra Ridge – 3660 m / 12007 ft – 4 hrs

Day 6: Day Trip to Khayer Lake

Khopra Ridge – 3660 m / 12007 ft – 4 hrs

Day 7: Khopra Ridge to Swata Village

Swata Village -2200 m / 7217 ft – 6 hrs

Day 8: Swata Village to Ulleri

Ulleri – 2050 m / 6725 ft – 5 hrs

Day 9: Ulleri to Naya Pool to Pokhara (Drive)

Pokhara – 830 m / 2723 ft – 7 hrs

Day 10: Pokhara to Kathmandu (Drive)

Kathmandu – 1300 m / 4265 ft – 8 hrs

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Includes

  • 7 nights accommodation in mountain teahouses
  • 2 nights accommodation in Pokhara (Kuti Resort or similar)
  • Guide for 10 days
  • Kathmandu Pokhara Kathmandu tourist bus
  • Pokhara Phedi and Lwang Pokhara Private Car
  • Annapurna conservation area permit
  • Trekkers information management system card
  • 8 x breakfast, 8 x lunch and 7 x dinner while on the trek
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  • One Porter for 10 days USD 220 (Optional)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara

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