• An enjoyable and scenic country walks on the high green hills of great Annapurna Himalaya
• Exploring high hills Gurung and Poon-Magar traditional villages enriched with ancient culture
• On the hidden trail around enchanting tall rhododendron-magnolia-firs-pines and fir forest
• The breathtaking panorama of Dhaulagiri-Annapurna and Manaslu mountain range
• Starting and ending our scenic walks from picturesque and popular holiday spot at Pokhara
Khopra Ridge Trek 13 Days is also popularly known as the Khopra Hill Trek or Khopra Danda Trek. Therefore, if you want to experience the authentic rural atmosphere of the Annapurna Region in Nepal, try doing this trek. Awesome Nepal Treks & Expeditions have knitted the best itinerary to explore the majestic off-the-beaten trekking locales. It is probably the most satisfying trekking destination in Nepal where you can experience the mountain vista along with the magnificent experience of mult-ethnic culture.
From the top of Khopra, relish the splendid scenery of Poon Hill and Ghorepani Village. The place is famous for regular trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp.
Your first impression of arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport is an experience in itself. But don’t be worried by the apparent confusion as your airport representative will be waiting to welcome you with your name written on a placard. Depending on traffic, you will be at your hotel within 20 minutes or so.
You have time to relax and enjoy the ambience and comfort of the hotel until your evening Group Meeting. This is when we collect your insurance details and discuss how the trip will run for the coming days. After the meeting, we go for our first group dinner. Your tour leader will take you to a traditional Nepali restaurant in Thamel.
Morning travel by private coach or in tourist bus (depending upon the size of the group) with an exciting overland drive on main Kathmandu to Pokhara highway, leading through Himalayan foothills, on reaching Pokhara transfer to respective hotels by the beautiful Phewa Lake with an afternoon free for short walks. (Options by Air 30 minutes scenic flight to Pokhara).
Starting our wonderful country walks to Kopra Ridge & Khayar Lake trekking with about two hours drive to Nayapul and Bhirethati villages, located near the river Modi where our first day walk starts past several farm villages with scenic waterfalls then a short gradual climb for few hours to reach at Tikhedhunga for overnight stop in the comfort of nice lodge after a wonderful and interesting walks of few hours.
The morning starts with a climb to a series of stone steps for an hour to Ulleri village, a moderate size Gurung village of traditional Nepali hill villages with slated roofs. From here walk leads to a slow climb into pristine and cool rhododendron, pine forest area to reach Ghorepani village, located on a high ridge within beautiful rhododendron trees. Ghorepani village mostly inhabited by Poon of Magar tribe, a famous and popular place for Poon Hill view top an hour hike uphill.
Early morning before the sunrise hike to Poon Hill viewpoint for stunning views of the sunrise over the range of mountains from world 7th highest Dhaulagiri-10th highest Annapurna includes world 8th highest Manaslu with towering Machhapuchhre peak “Fish Tail”.
After an exciting and marvelous time with memorable views from Poon Hill, return to Ghorepani and continue descend into green forest of rhododendron for an hour to Chitre village and then descend to a fresh stream a short climb brings you at nice farm village in Sauta for overnight stop, away from the mainstream trekking trails with marvellous views of Dhaulagiri mountains.
Starting morning walk through farm fields and scattered villages, leading into lovely rhododendron and bamboo forest, then a climb into woodlands following the route to Khair ridge, with an uphill through meadow and summer pastures to Chistibung for an overnight stop, a, a small place of few huts serving as tea-houses.
Morning walk for few hours leading to our destination at Kopra ridge, from here on gaining altitude after leaving the tree lines for short alpine bushes and shrubs, around this place chances of seeing some wildlife like Himalayan Thar, Danphe Pheasant (National Bird of Nepal).
2-3 hours of good climb brings at overnight stop at Kopra ridge, a scenic spot with amazing views of surrounding landscapes and Mt. Dhaulagiri massive range, Vara-Shikar (Annapurna Fang), Annapurna South which towers from this wonderful spot.
A great spot for rest day and excursion to holy Khayar Lake located at 4,247 m. which is a long and tough hike and worth the views, a holy site with a religious festival held annually around the month of August and September.Villagers from surrounding area visit on the pilgrimage to offer prayers and dip in the lake.
After a great time at Kopra ridge & holy Khair Lake, morning walk leads to a long descend through pasture lands in the midst of rhododendron forest, and then back into tree lines to our overnight stop at Dobato, a summer pasture a grazing land for the local Sheppard’s with striking views of Annapurna and Mt. Machapuchhre.
Today a moderate walk with much downhill to Ghandruk village through the forest, with views of snow-capped mountains; a pleasant walk leads to Ghandruk village for an overnight stop after walking past Tadapani village on the main trekking trail.
Ghandruk, largest Gurung villages around Annapurna region, the menfolk of Ghandruk village have the long tradition of supplying some of the finest soldiers in the Gorkha Regiment to both British and Indian armies.
After a pleasant overnight at Ghandruk with wonderful mountains views, our last day of this great trip leads into warmer areas of rice fields and terraces overlooking magnificent views of massive Himalayan range of mountains, an hour walk downhill to Bhirethati village and at Nayapul on the road head of Baglung-Pokhara, after getting into a vehicles few hour drives brings you beautiful and scenic Pokhara after a great and wonderful time up in the high mountains.
Morning a scenic drive to back Kathmandu with grand memories of this fantastic and exciting Kopra Ridge & Khayar Lake trekking, an interesting six hour brings you back in Kathmandu with an afternoon free at leisure for shopping souvenirs.
(Options of flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu of 30 mins)
Your last day in amazing Nepal in the land of Himalayan wonders, after wonderful experience and fond memories of Kopra Ridge & Khayar Lake Trekking around great Annapurna Himalaya, our staff transfer you to the airport as per your time for an international flight for your final departure towards homeward bound.