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Khopra Ridge Trek – 13 Days

Duration: 09 Days
  • Duration: 09 Days
  • Maximum Altitude: 4540m.
  • Accommodation: Lodge & Tea House
  • Group Size: 02 Trekker's
  • Trip Grade: Moderate with ups and downhill walk
  • Meals: Full Board on the trek
  • Activities: ours, Sightseeing, Trekking in Annapurna Hills and Himalayas
  • Best Time: March-May/September-December
  • Start / Ending: Nayapul to Nayapul

‘On the hidden trails of great Annapurna Himalaya with stunning sunrise views from Poon Hill’


• 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.

Details Itinerary

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.

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and transfer
  • Hotel in Kathmandu for 2 nights with breakfast
  • Hotel in Pokhara for 2 nights with Breakfast
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by comfortable tourist bus
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (Annapurna Conservation permit and TIMS )
  • Trekking equipment: down filled sleeping bag, walking poles and duffel bag
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging
  • Private transport Pokhara to Naya Pul (trail foot)
  • Private transport Nayapul (trailhead) to Pokhara
  • Full meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your choice
  • Seasonal fresh fruits dessert every day
  • All mountain accommodation (Soft, comfort, private room with sharing toilet)
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • City entrance fees in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Hot shower
  • Wi-Fi
  • Electronic device recharge
  • Hot and bottled drinks
  • Travel insurance and medical evacuation
  • Tipping


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Client Reviews

Lorraine Morgan

Trip Name: Short Poon Hill Trek

Booked this trek from the comfort at home in the UK. Communication with Dil was brilliant, his response to all my emails were quick and courteous. He tailored the trek around us, as a small group of 4 adults ranging in age from 29 to 69 (who was still recovering from an ACL op last May). His pace was brilliant for our group.

Dil arranged to meet us in our hotel in Kathmandu and talked us through the trek, bringing maps, holdalls and T-Shirts.

The trek was for 3 nights, 4 days staying in good, clean lodges. All was included except our drinks.

We experienced trekking in glorious sunshine up to Poon Hill. There was still snow on the ground and Dil provided the group with crampons, which made walking easier and safer.

Our trek started and ended in Pokhara. Dil and his team collected us from our hotel in Pokhara promptly at the time agreed.

Dil and the porters were brilliant, the porters were more than porters and made our trek even more enjoyable. We felt totally safe and Dil was an excellent guide. The scenery was spectacular.

Would certainly use Awesome Nepal Treks again as Dil arranges trips to Tibet and Bhutan.

Ryan Schult

Subject: Thanks for a great trek
Message: We have just completed a 15 day Himalayan trek with Awesome Nepal Treks and it could not have been better! The trek was very well organized, had excellent food and accommodation, there was no problems whatsoever and our guide Dil was a very informative, well-spoken and absolutely entertaining guy. The whole experience was amazing and I would strongly recommend Awesome Nepal Treks to anyone who wants a great, enjoyable, hassle-free trip.

Derek Manhas

Subject: Humbling & Surreal Experience

My cousin and I traveled to Nepal in 2011 and completed the Everest Basecamp Trek with our guide Dil Thapa.
Dil absolutely made sure this trek would far exceed my expectations and I am grateful for the time we shared together in Nepal.
There are an endless amount of photos and videos online for us to see the natural beauty of Nepal before arriving there. The greatest compliment I can give Nepal (more specifically, Dil Thapa) is this, the beauty of Nepal is its people first and foremost.