Khopra Ridge Trek route in the Annapurna region has been developed to suit the trekkers demand to find the new destination in the Annapurna region. Khopra ridge trek offers a breathtaking panoramic view. It is a newly promoted beautiful Trekking route with mix culture of Gurung and Magar people and exceptional mountain views of the Himalayas including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Nilgiri, Khayar Kopra.
The most beautiful Khayar Lake is the key attraction of this area except. Khayar Lake trek is one of the trekking routes in the Annapurna area which takes in the center of the Annapurna area with stunning view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri Ranges. Khayar Lake follows the quite trails away from the popular and busy routes passing through the traditional villages, lush forest. In the Khayar Lake trek, we will enjoy the view of great Annapurna Himalayan range in the Annapurna area, sacred Khayar Lake (4500 Meter) as well as the best Sunrise from the Ghorepani poon hill 3210m.
Khopra ridge trek also known Khayar lake trek is a beautiful trekking area with the mix of culture and excellent Mountain View. Beside the scenic extravaganza of the peaks, the warm hospitality of the Gurung people along the way. Khayar Trek is the well off the beaten trail, on to the long, remote mountain ridges, through exposit forest and traditional villages. Annapurna region into the wild glacial areas below Annapurna South is demanding but well worth the effort.
Ever-changing views of the stunning, snow-covered Annapurna inspire each step along the way. The pleasant tranquil trail starts from Pokhara. From Pokhara, our walk begins in the lower, more temperate region of the forested hillsides and Gurung and Magar village. Nayapul will lead you through forests of rhododendron, with a glimpse of some wildlife and vegetation, orchids send out perfume along the trail during spring.
As we move higher through the rhododendron woodland and the view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare are astounding. We will be amazed to see the breathtaking view of snowcapped peaks. We leave habitation behind and walk through forests till we finally emerge above the tree line at Kopra Danda, a fantastic mountain wilderness. You will enjoy the views of the Annapurna massif from Khobra Hill, sacred Khayar Lake (4500m) that offers Khun Khane Festival (Yak blood drinking) which is really popular. The trek back to Pokhara takes us to Tatopani natural hot spring from there we will drive back to Pokhara.
Trek Name: Khopra ridge trek
Trek Duration: 12 Day
Best Season: February to May and September to November are the best month to enjoy Khayar Lake Trek. Trekking is possible in July & August too. However, clear visibility may not be as consistent as in other seasons due to unfavorable weather condition.
Trek Grade: Moderate
Accommodation: Tea House
Group Size: Min.1 to Max 16 persons in a group
Min. altitude: 1065m
Max altitude: 4620m
Mode of Travel: Either four wheeler like car/van/bus or flight to and from Pokhara
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Day 01: - Arrival at Kathmandu
We will be present there at airport for your convenience to greet you and transfer to your desired hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long fight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.
Day 02: - Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing pre- Treks (1350m) Our Tour Guide led
The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath might make you feel calm and peace and visit Patan the city of fine arts and Durbar Square is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. On journey back to hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies and lifestyle. After your dinner, you can perhaps take leisurely stroll through the famous streets like Thamel.Meals included: Breakfast.
Day 03: - Drive or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (950m/3117ft) - 6 to 7 hours
After having your breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport to take a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. During the short flight, you will have majestic views of glorious Manaslu Peaks and the snow capped Annapurna and Langtang Himalaya range. Or you can take a Tourist bus to Pokhara about 6-7 hour drive via scenic Prithivi Highway enjoying short stops for lunch and breakfast and scenic beauty all the way around. you will transfer to the hotel, after freshen up, you will be free and can look around the lakeside city by yourself, you can visit the Phewa lake where you can enjoy the spectacular views of Annapurna Himalaya Range reflected in all its glory in the calm green water of the lake and visit Bindavasini Temple which is only accessible by boat. Meals included: Breakfast.
Day 04: - Drive to Nayapul (1010m/3314ft) -1: 45 hours and trek to Tikhedunga (1,577m / 5,157 ft), 4 hours
After having breakfast at hotel we start our driving to Nayapul which takes approximately one and half hours. Then we conducts our journey to Tikhedhunga Via Birethanti (1065m.). It is easy trekking passing through several small villages and settlements. Afterwards we ascend gently to the final destination of the day. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 05 - Tikhedhunga trek to Ghorepani (2775m/9104ft): walking distance 4-6 hours, 1360 meters ascent - 9.4 km
After breakfast we will start our journey , Today the trail crosses the Tikhedhunga River on a suspension bridge, then drops and crosses the Bhurungdi Khola on a large bridge at 1520m. The trail ascends on a stone staircase that is said to have more than 3300 steps. The unrelenting staircase continues to the large Magar village of Ulleri (2080m). From Ulleri the trail gently climbs through pastures and cultivated fields. You walk up beside the cascading river through refreshingly cool oak and Rhododendron forest. The trail crosses two sparkling clear streams, a small ridge, and another stream before making a short climb to Nangathanti (2460m). We have a little rest with lunch here at Nangathanti. In winter the trail can be covered with snow. The day destination Ghorepani (2750m) is reached after about an hour past Nangathanti.
Day 06: - Hike to Poon Hill (3,210m / 10,497 ft), Trek to swanta Village (2,200m/7,217ft), 6-7 hours
Early morning start to ascend Poon Hill (3210m) and it will take an hour to ascend and you will take in the amazing views of Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Annapurna I (8091), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machhapuchhre (fish tail) (6993m), Hiunchuli (6441 m) Nilgiri (6670m) along with many more mountains and green dense forests. Walk downhill to Ghorepani and walk further to Swanta village. Most part of the trail we trek through Rhododendron forest, the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 07: - Trek to khopra danda (ridge) (3,660m/12007): 4-5 hours
After breakfast, we cross a stream and start to ascend all the way to Khopra ridge. During the trek we walk passing beautiful rhododendron and oak trees. the lodges around here are build by community based and provides internet and telephone facilities. And be ready for tomorrow’s day hiking trip to Khayar lake. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 08: - Rest day in Khopra Danda, Day-trip to Khayer Lake (4660m) 7-8 hours
Having a good breakfast, we take our pack lunch and leave to Khayar lake. Khayar lake is a pilgrimage destination and worshiped by Hindu pilgrimage people. According to the hearsay, sacred khayar is the adobe of goddess Khair Barahi. The trail mostly gradually ascends but gets very steep during the last hour before reaching the Lake. Return to khopra guest house for overnight stay.
Day 09 - Trek from Khopra Danda to Tatopani (1250m) 5 hrs
From Khopra Danda, We will trek down to Tatopani ( A place have a natural hot spring at the bank of Kaligandaki River) . As you descend back down into the valley, you’ll pass through villages and terraces and can stop for lunch. At Tatopani, you’ll find a built-up hot spring open to the public. As the water in the hot springs contains minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium, taking bath in the hot spring is widely believed to relieve several problems in skin and the whole body.
Day 10 - Tatopani Drive back to Pokhara 7 hrs drive
Today we will drive back to Pokhara in the mountain road. transfer to hotel and you will have rest day looking around the lakeside area.
Day 11: - Drive back to Kathmandu early in the morning by Tourist Bus - 6 to 7 hours
You can take a flight or drive by tourist bus/Private car to Kathmandu. At the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show, taking some beautiful snaps and making up your mind for the returning journey. (Or stay longer for short tours such as drives at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking etc).
Day 12: - Final Departure
We will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home. Wish you best of luck for rest of your life having very great experiences and adventures.
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