Itinerary

Khopra Ridge Trek

 8 days – 3.450 m

Trek Duration: 8 Days

Primary activity: Trekking and Hiking

Group size: 1-15 Pax

Max-Altitude: 3450 m

Transportation: Private Vehicle/ Public Transportation

Trip starts / Ends: Kathmandu / kathmandu

Accomodation: Hotel ,Lodge and ten

Trip Route: Kathmandu,Pokhara, Tikhedunga, Ghorepani, swanta, Khopra Ridge, Dobato, Tadapani

R$ 600,00

per person

RESERVA: Trekking da Cordilheira de Khopra

Trip Highlights

The Khopra Ridge trek, in the southern region of Annapurna, is one of the most pristine treks in Nepal. In this trek, the views of an array of Himalayan panoramas, combined with the scenery of cascading waterfalls and the lush jungles, create a dramatic setting. But, what really makes this trek so special are the people of this region, who are ready to smile and help anybody in need.

In contrast to the customary itinerary of Khopra Ridge Trek, this package presents a unique variety of Himalayan surprises. The trail goes through the scenic hotspots of Ulleri, Ghorepani, Poonhill, and Tadapani while trekking across the Khopra Danda (ridge). We will traverse through the unspoiled terrain of the Annapurna, barely explored by the trekkers, to enjoy the exotic views of the mountains. We will meet new people, with new perspectives and new stories, and get inspired by their lifestyle. To sum up, the Khopra Ridge Trek is a completely new way of exploring mountains.

SHORT ITINERARY

Day 1: Drive to Pokhara in tourist bus. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 2: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedunga

Day 3: Tikhedunga to Ghorepani.

Day 4: Early morning Hike to Poonhill and trek to Swanta

Day 4: Trek  to Khopra Ridge (3450m)

Day 5: Trek to Dobato

Day 6: Trek to Tadapani

Day 7: Trek to Ghandruk same day Pokhara (by local jeep or taxi)

Day 8: Pokhara to kathmandu by tourist bus 

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
Day 01/
Kathmandu – Pokhara (By Tourist Bus)

 Early in the morning, we will catch a bus to Pokhara from Kathmandu. It is a pleasant drive along the winding highways of the hilly sections of Nepal. While the distance between Pokhara and Kathmandu is just 205 km, it takes around 6-7 hours to finally reach Pokhara. This delay is sometimes extended by the traffic jams on the way after Naubise. So, expect to arrive Pokhara no less than in the late afternoon. Once we get there, we will check-in to our hotel.

Day 03/
Trek to Ghorepani

Without any delays, we will proceed towards the Ghorepani. But first, we need to make our way out of the stone-stairs that climbs up to Ulleri. This walk is a strenuous task, but the clear views of the Mountains, on the west, will help you regain your stamina and courage to finally win the stairs. It is better to count the number of stairs to distract yourself from the pain.

Once we reach Ulleri, the views of snowy mountains begin to show-off, with distinct views of the Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. From there, we will go through the Banthanti and Nayathanti to make an appearance at Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a perfect spot to gain the authentic experience of Himalayan cultures and beliefs.

Day 05/
Trek to Khopra Ridge

From Swanta, we will take a sloppy ascend through the dense forest of rhododendron and oak. Then, a picturesque waterfall on the way will lead us to a grassy Kharka (pasture), also known as the Aahal Kharka. We will again take a turn through the aromatic jungles of rhododendron to enter into a village named Danda Kharka/Chistibang, where there are few lodges to stay.

Khopra Ridge is just a couple of kilometers away from Danda Kharka/Chistibang. So, once we take a final ascent to the top of the ridge, we could enjoy the vivid landscapes and dramatic views of the Dhaulagiri range, Tukuche peak, Thapa Peak, Nilgiris, Barahashikhar, and Annapurna South. These are just a couple of distinct peaks that come visible, but what truly makes this spot beautiful is the randomness in the alignment of the mountains. Sunrise and sunset views from the Khopra ridge are commendable

Day 07/
Trek to Tadapani

Through the Dobato, there are two beautiful places, where we will go through, before entering into the serenity of Tadapani. For a couple of minutes, the trail is flat. But then, it suddenly takes a steep descend towards Isharu through the Rhododendron and oak forest. From there, the terrain goes downhill for a while, stretches flat and then, again, ascends. This process repeats randomly until Meshar. There is barely a descending section after Meshar until Tadapani.

The cocktail of amazing landscape and aromatic rhododendron forest invites an array of Butterflies and birds in this region. Plus, with its rich time-honored culture, Tadapani has become a point of magnetic attraction for trekkers.

Day 02/
Pokhara – Nayapul (Drive) & Trek to Tikhedhunga

After having a light breakfast, we will vehicle up to Nayapul on a Jeep. It is a fun ride, but the surprises are yet to come. As we arrive at Nayapul, we will walk parallel to the Modi Khola and turn northwest towards the Birethanti, a flourishing town in the Annapurna. There is a check post for TIMS and ACAP permits; so after checking-in our permit, we will head towards the Tikhedhunga.

Until Hille, we will go parallel to the Bhurungdi Khola, which is shown by a greenish line on a map of Himalayan Map House, through Sudame. Then, through Hille, we will enter into the village alleys and find a way towards Tikhedhunga. The trails are stony in this part. Once we reach Tikhedhunga, we could see a never-ending stony stair that leads to another fantastic village of Ulleri.

Day 04/
Hike to Poonhill & Trek to Swanta

Before the sun rises into the sky, we will hike up to Poonhill in the dark, so it is better to have torchlight with you.

Poonhill is a stunning hill station overlooking the imposing panorama of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Machhapurchre, and other countless snowy buttresses. As the sun gradually mounts over these snowy tops, the gradient beam of light will turn the color of the snow into golden. One will never forget such a reminiscing outlook of the Himalaya.

From there, we will return to Gorakshep, and head along the descending trail to Chitre. The trail further descends, but gradually, to Swanta via Phalante. Walking through this section of the trail will expose you to the panorama of Annapurna South, Patal Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, etc. which are truly staggering

Day 06/
Trek to Dobato

Instead of following the same trail back, we will twist our path and head on towards the Tadapani via Dobato. We will walk east across a few tributaries on the way and open up into a pasture of Bayeli Kharka. Taking the flat trail that leads to Dobato, we will finally show up there. The views of the Annapurna South, Himchuli, Machhapuchre, Annapurna II, and Lamjung Himal appear stunning at this point.

Dobato is also known by the name of “Baisi Kharka”.

Day 08/
Trek to Ghandruk same day by jeep pokhara

From ghandruk, we will hire a jeep that drives us back to Pokhara

COST INCLUDE
  •  Kathmandu to Pokhara transfer in tourist bus

  • • All transport 

  • • Accommodation in local lodges during the trek

  • • Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek

  • • knowledgeable and friendly English speaking trekking guide including his salary, food, accommodation, equipment, transportation, and accidental insurance

  • • One porter for each two trekker including his salary, food, accommodation, equipment, transportation, and accidental insurance

  • • TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit

  • • All government taxes & office service charge

COST EXCLUDE
  • Accommodation and food in Pokhara (except one night in Pokahra)

  • All kind of drinks (water, alcoholic, hot, or cold)

  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, bar bills, laundry, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters, etc)

  • Personal equipments and clothing

  • Tips for guides and porters (tip is expected but not mandatory)

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