Khopra Ridge Trek route in the Annapurna region has been developed to suit the trekker’s demand to find the new destination in the Annapurna region. Khopra ridge trek offers a breathtaking panoramic view. It is a new and beautiful trekking route. With a mixed culture of Gurung and Magar people and exceptional mountain views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Nilgiri, Khayar Kopra.
The most beautiful khopra ridge trek 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 a stunning view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri Ranges. Khayar Lake follows the quiet trails away from the famous and busy routes passing through the traditional villages, lush forest. In the Khayar Lake trek, we will enjoy the view of the vast Annapurna Himalayan range. In the Annapurna area, sacred Khayar Lake (4500 Meters), as well as the best Sunrise from the poon hill 3210m.
Khopra ridge trek, also known Khayar lake trek. It is a beautiful trekking area with a mix of culture and excellent Mountain View. Besides 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.
In khopra ridge trek, we experience the 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 in Khopra ridge trek, 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 accessible. 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: 07 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 conditions.
Trek Grade: Moderate
Accommodation: Tea House
Group Size: Min.2 to Max 16 persons in a group
Min. altitude: 1065 m
Max altitude: 4620 m
Mode of Travel: Local bus/Private car
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Day 01: - Drive to Nayapul (1010m/3314ft) -1: 45 hours and trek to Tikhedunga (1,577m / 5,157 ft), 4 hours
Our guide meet you at your hotel, After your breakfast , we start our driving to Nayapul, which takes approximately one and a half hours. Then we conduct our journey to Tikhedhunga Via Birethanti (1065m.). It is easy trekking passing through several small villages and settlements. Afterward, we ascend gently to the final destination of the day. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 02 - 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 deck 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 fresh oak and Rhododendron forest. The trail crosses two sparkling clear streams, a small ridge, and another stream before doing 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 03: - 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 climb, and you will take in the fantastic views of Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Annapurna I (8091), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machhapuchhre (fishtail) (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 of the trail we trek through Rhododendron forest, the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 04: - Trek to khopra danda (ridge) (3,660m/12007): 4-5 hours
After breakfast, we cross a stream and start to ascend 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 05: - 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 for Khayar lake. Khayar lake is a pilgrimage destination and worshiped by Hindu pilgrimage people. According to the hear say, 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 06 - 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 a bath in the hot spring is widely believed to relieve several problems in the skin and the whole body.
Day 07 - Tatopani Drive back to Pokhara 7 hrs drive
Today we will drive back to Pokhara in the mountain road. Transfer to the hotel, and you will have a rest day looking around the lakeside area.
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