Annapurna Ghorepani Khopra Ridge Trek is one of the most exotic trekking trails in Nepal. This trail is also known as the Kopra Ridge trek in Nepal. This Khayar lake trekking in Nepal lies in the heart of the Annapurna region. This trek has the power of magnetic attraction against trekkers. above all, it still remains secret of the secrets for the trekkers. Annapurna region is most frequented by trekkers all around the year. Though this secluded place remains hidden behind the massive of Annapurna ranges. Above all, it is one of the most speculative vantage points of the region. The panoramic views it offers are beyond the expression of ones’ words.
The majestic Daulagiri, 8,167m seventh highest mountain of the world can be the best view on this trail. Nilgiri, Tukuche peak, Himchuli, Fish-tail, Lamjung Himal are some other mountains. Furthermore, Annapurna south, IV, III, Dampus Peak gives a big impression among travelers. Mana Pathi Peak, Annapurna Fang, all stand up in line shrouded in the everlasting snow. Ghorepani Khopra Ridge Trek starts with our arrival in Pokhara. First of all we will visit to Ghandruk and visit ghorepani. Ghorepani is also the mountain viewpoint. Further, we will visit Khopra Ridge or khayer lake and explore the area. Finally, we make our way downhill to Naya pul before we conclude our tour. From Nayapul we will drive in Pokhara. Once we reach Pokhara we will get back to Kathmandu for our flight back home.
The pattern of undulating ridges laid beyond the touching distance miracles. Particularly during the spring season, the place promises to enrich your spirit. The glow of various flowers found only in this region starts to blooms. The trail to Ghorepani Khopra Ridge Trek is full of rhododendron, which blooms in spring. Such a platform makes it more special for travelers to visit.
Max. Altitude: 4500m
Duration: 16 days
Trek Days: 13 days
Type of trek: Camping
Arrive at Kathmandu airport. You will be met & greeted by our airport representative, who will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. Your first overnight in the valley of temples & cows. Overnight hotel.
After having Breakfast, our professional English speaking guide will take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley. Your tour includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple – swayambhunath, Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa. In the early evening we get back to our hotel & refresh after which your senior trek leader will meet the group & orient you on the whole program related to your trip. Overnight Hotel.
To reach Pokhara- the city of lakes, we drive along the scenic Trisuli and Marsyangdi River, famous for rafting; whilst on the way, we can also view Ganesh Himal and the Manaslu peak. Pokhara is a tourist’s paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, & temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with her lovely mountains. Welcome to this beautiful town of serene lakes that gives so much meaning to your holidays, overnight hotel.
After breakfast, we will drive to Nayapul that takes about 1 and half hours then we will start the trek to Ghandruk. The village is a major recruitment centre for the famous Gurkha soldiers and is the hub of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, which promotes many varied ecological projects. Overnight lodge/teahouse.
In Ghandruk, we get to enjoy astonishing views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli Mountains. From here we continue upwards through Deurali and into the dense rhododendron forests. The Rhododendron is Nepal’s national flower and when they bloom, the forests turn into gardens of dazzling colorful flowers when seen from the air or from afar. After trekking over a small pass we reach Tadapani where we get to enjoy excellent views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna and Hiunchuli Himalayas. There are many Tibetans in the village that sell things for the tourists to take back home as souvenirs as well. Overnight lodge/teahouse.
After Tadapani, we leave the main trail and for the next few days then we will walk in a more remote area of the Annapurna region. We begin our trek by entering into a beautiful rhododendron and oak forest on an upward trail. Then after a small descent we continue climbing to the shoulder of a hill through a rhododendron forest that is reminiscent of images from Lord of the Rings. We also pass several clearings with abandoned shacks before arriving on a bigger ridge top clearing at Dobato, which in good weather should provide splendid views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre. We continue ascending up to Bayeli Kharka. From the village, we enjoy arresting views of Mt. Dhaulagiri which is the seventh highest mountain in the world. Overnight lodge/teahouse.
After breakfast, we descend through open ground and beautiful forest to reach the pastures of Lower Chistibung then we ascend gradually through a forest before reaching Upper Chistibung which is a temporary herder’s settlement. If you’re lucky you might even spot the colorful Lophophorus (Danphe), the national bird of Nepal, as well as Himalayan Thar on the grassy ridge high above the trail. Overnight lodge/teahouse.
We embark on a steady climb above the tree line through alpine meadows and pastures to reach Khopra Danda. As we approach Khopra Ridge, we see the top of Annapurna South. Upon reaching Khopra, we will go for a short walk down Khopra Ridge to a viewpoint overlooking Kali Gandaki river far below in this deepest valley. From Khopra, we also admire the stunning mountain panorama including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Annapurna South. Overnight lodge/teahouse.
Today we embark on a long journey to Khopra ( Khaer) Lake from where, we attain excellent views of the Fang and surrounding mountains. Considered to be a sacred lake by the Hindus, it is believed that bathing in the lake will help attain Nirvana/Heaven. As Hinduism and Buddhism are intricately related in Nepal, we can even see a number of Hindu and Buddhist shrines on the sides of the lake. For those of us, who do not want to walk all the way to the lake, a half day walk from Khopra can also be arranged. Overnight at community lodge/teahouse.
From Khopra Ridge we descend off the hillside and continue downhill on a steep trail. Along the way we get more views of Mount Dhaulagiri with the mountain providing a lovely backdrop to the terraced fields and traditional houses in the nearby villages. Overnight lodge/teahouse.
After breakfast, we walk the trail that drops down to Chitre and up to Ghorepani which is popular trekking trail again where you meet other trekkers. Ghorepani is popular spot for trekkers to see beautiful distance views of Annapurnas and Dhauligiri. Poon hill is another attraction of Ghorepani where most people do sunrise trip which is the best views to all Annapurna from the same spot. Overnight lodge/teahouse.
We will start our trekking with an early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Himalayas including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. We then return to the lodge and have breakfast, we again follow gradual descending path through the forests of rhododendron and oak up to Banthanti. It is a small village where you can haul up for hot and cold drinks. Then the trail descends to Ulleri, a big Gurung village where we will enjoy the views of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli. From here the trail up to Tikhedhunga is steeply descending passing through terraces and some robust villages. After a short walk of 15 minutes from Tikhedhunga we reach Hille. Overnight lodge/teahouse.
Today is the last day of our Trek and it is a pretty easy hike day as well. The trails gradually descend following Bhurung Khola (Bhurung Stream) all the way to Birethanti before we cross the Modi Khola over the suspension bridge a short walk & we reach Nayapul, where our vehicle will be waiting to drive us back to Pokhara. Overnight hotel.
We hop our tourist bus at 7 AM after b/fast to drive to Kathmandu and the driving will be a fantastic experience as we drive past many satellite towns on the way and we are able to see rural settlements, gushing rivers, terraces and green rural landscapes. Overnight hotel, trip concludes on this day.
You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your loving home.
TREK COST: Based on Per Person Twin sharing room accommodation
Single Supplement: USD 230 Per Person
Extra: Round trip of Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu USD
While camping accommodation in 2 men Tents supported with dinning tent, Kitchen tent, Toilet tent, Shower tent, Table, chairs and Mattress