Khopra Ridge Community Trek

Khopra Ridge Trek is a remarkable adventure destination where exotic culture blends together with phenomenal natural beauty and mountains ethos to present trekkers with an experience that embeds itself into the minds for years. Khopra Ridge Trek, one of the best destinations for short trekking in the Annapurna region, is the most iconic yet unspoiled spot for off-the-beaten Trekking in Nepal. Khopra Ridge trek or Khopra Danda Trek is the best alternative to the outdated Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. This one is the new destination for the more unique and more distinctive experience of Annapurna Trekking. Khopra Ridge Trek is the one complete classical trekking trail containing all the elements for the classical experience. Ethnic Gurung villages, diverse floras and faunas, panoramic mountain vistas and beautiful views of the hills and landscapes, lush alpine forest and vegetation, creeks, streams and lakes, Terrance farm field, etc are the major highlights of Khopra Danda Trek. Khopra Ridge Trek is brimmed with diverse nature and culture. These off the beaten trekking trails in the Annapurna region showcases the beautiful views of mountains and the Himalayan Ranges. Majestic and mesmerizing views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, and numerous stunning peaks of Annapurna Massif and Dhaulagiri Massif add more colors to the Khopra Ridge trekking.

The Khopra Ridge Community Trek normally starts from the beautiful tourist hub, Pokhara, also called the gateway of Annapurna Region. The beautiful Pokhara city offers the pristine Phewa lake, amazing cuisine, nightlife, many viewpoints, and amazing hospitality. With a short drive to Naya pul from Pokhara, the exclusive Khopra Danda Trek begins. Alongside the Modi Khola Riverside walk, the beautiful and traditional Gurung village of Ghandruk welcomes the trekkers. Continuing the trip, the trails of Khopra Ridge trek surpasses beautiful villages and the settlements of Tadapani, Bayerka Kharka, and Upper Chistibung before arriving at the ultimate destination at Khopra Danda. The next day to arriving at Khopra ridge, we visit the beautiful Kaire Lake which is the most iconic and main attraction of Khopra Danda trekking. After the day of exploration at Kaire Lake, we start to Trek bypassing Swanta village and Ulleri and drive from Nayapul until reaching Pokhara.

Khopra Ridge Trek is one of the best trekking alternatives for people who are seeking a journey that isn’t as crowded as other Annapurna tres. The beautiful lake Kaire, Khopre Vantagepoint, and exotic settlements are the major highlights of this trek. The Khopra Ridge Trek is a moderately graded trekking journey that anyone can go with relative ease. However, the best time to trek in the Khopra region is Spring and Autumn because of the favorable weather condition and amazing scenery experience. 

Highlights of Khopra Ridge Trek 

Exploration of Pokhara City

Pokhara is the most popular and famous destination for trekkers in Nepal. The beautiful city offers stunning views of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Massif, and numerous other mountains. This city is also called the city of lakes, which includes, Phewa lake, Begnas lake, Rupa lake, and many other small and bigger ones inside Pokhara city. The city has fancy and luxury resorts, hotels, and restaurants which reflect international services in hospitality. The cozy street in lakeside, foody street, lights, and hundreds of shops trekking and hiking item shops are the major attraction of Pokhara. Sarangkot viewpoint, World Peace Stupa, and Dhampus village add more attraction to your Pokhara stay.

Khopra Danda 

Khopra Danda viewpoint is the most romantic place to cherish the beauty of sunset and sunrise over the majestic snow-capped mountains, which will give you front-row access to one of the most phenomenal spectacles of natural theatre on earth. A vantage point to explore the divine landscapes, mountain views, magical terrain, and astonishing natural beauties. You can experience Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna, Annapurna South, and numerous neighboring mountains in Annapurna Massif and Dhaulagiri Massif. 

Community Base Trekking

You will be trekking through the small and beautiful community settlements of ethnic people like Gunung and Magar. You can experience the local culture, tradition, people, and customs. The warm hospitality from local people, their unique taste of food, and festivals are a lifetime experience for any traveler. Normally, Ghandruk and Ghorepani villages are rich in culture and unique traditions in Khopra Ridge Trek.

More highlights of Khopra Ridge Trek 

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site excursions such as Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Patan Durbar Square. 
  • Beautiful views of chameleonic colorized landscapes and vegetation
  • Exploration of diverse culture and nature of Nepal
  • Mesmerizing Panorams of snowcapped mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, etc. 
  • Supernatural and majestic Sunrise and Sunset views
  • Beautiful experience of  Culture and tradition, tradition costumes and practices, and traditional Nepalese Hospitality of ethical Gurung People
  • Beautiful Kaire Lake visit and exploration of the wilder land of the Annapurna Region, and many more.
  • Off the beaten trail in the Annapurna Region, “Khayer Baraha” sacred to Hindus serene.
  • The trail passes through the remote Himalayan villages, lush green forest, and traditional local settlements. 
  • Poon Hill (3,210m) offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas range including the Machapuchhre and Annapurna range.

If you are looking for other variations of Khopra Ridge Trek in the Annapurna Region, we also offer Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, and many more interesting trekking trails in this region. The Khopra Ridge Trek detailed itinerary is posted below, read completely to know about the accommodations and other services and facilities. Please contact us for special rates with a discount. 

Trip Facts

  • Trip CodeLHN126
  • Duration13 Days
  • Pricefrom US$1650 / person
  • GradeModerate
  • DestinationNepal
  • Min Pax01-15 pax
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Outline Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and Pre-trip meeting.

After arriving at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick up from the airport and take to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. In the evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel and introduce your tour and trekking guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your photocopy of passport, three copies of passport-size photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any. Please inform us in advance if you are arriving late and you will be unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Timber House Nepal
  • Max. Altitude: 1,300 m/4,265 ft

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What's Included

  • Airport and Hotel Pick up and drop services
  • Accommodation Kathmandu (Timber House Nepal) and Pokhara(Hotel Crown Himalaya or similar) on twin/double sharing basis with Bed and Breakfast Plan
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara valley with private vehicle
  • All accommodations in standard lodges or guest houses in the Trekking Region with Twin/double sharing B&B Plan
  • Flight ticket (Kathmandu-Pokhara), Tourist bus transportation (Pokhara-Kathmandu) and private transportation for Pokhara to the trek starting point and from the trek ending point to Pokhara
  • All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits, and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) permit
  • Professional and experienced certified trekking Guide and strong helpful Trek Helper (Porter)
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal's sleeping bag, T-shirt, duffle bags, city, and trekking route maps - if necessary.
  • All government taxes and official expenses

What's Excluded

  • International airfare (See the international flights page)
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (See the Visa & Entry Procedure of Nepal page)
  • Travel insurance (See the travel insurance page.)
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu, Pokhara and trekking days (Meal costs about 3 -6 dollars per item depending on the place where you eat) and any types of alcohols and drinks
  • Personal expenses.
  • City sightseeing and entrance fees (See sightseeing and entrance fees)
  • Paragliding and flight ticket Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu; Luxury Holidays Nepal will arrange upon the request of the guests
  • Tips for the Guides, Porters & Drivers (Tipping is Expected)

Trip Map

Khopra Ridge Community Trek Trip Map

Cost included

  • Airport and Hotel Pick up and drop services
  • Accommodation Kathmandu (Timber House Nepal) and Pokhara(Hotel Crown Himalaya or similar) on twin/double sharing basis with Bed and Breakfast Plan
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara valley with private vehicle
  • All accommodations in standard lodges or guest houses in the Trekking Region with Twin/double sharing B&B Plan
  • Flight ticket (Kathmandu-Pokhara), Tourist bus transportation (Pokhara-Kathmandu) and private transportation for Pokhara to the trek starting point and from the trek ending point to Pokhara
  • All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits, and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) permit
  • Professional and experienced certified trekking Guide and strong helpful Trek Helper (Porter)
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal's sleeping bag, T-shirt, duffle bags, city, and trekking route maps - if necessary.
  • All government taxes and official expenses

Cost Exclude

  • International airfare (See the international flights page)
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (See the Visa & Entry Procedure of Nepal page)
  • Travel insurance (See the travel insurance page.)
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu, Pokhara and trekking days (Meal costs about 3 -6 dollars per item depending on the place where you eat) and any types of alcohols and drinks
  • Personal expenses.
  • City sightseeing and entrance fees (See sightseeing and entrance fees)
  • Paragliding and flight ticket Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu; Luxury Holidays Nepal will arrange upon the request of the guests
  • Tips for the Guides, Porters & Drivers (Tipping is Expected)

Read Reviews

Rated 5 based on 6 reviews

Short trek with LHN team:

Short trek with LHN team:

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We had an amazing experience!! I and two other mates had traveled to Nepal with LHN and their team, last April 2018. Luxury Holidays Nepal arrange the quality service and food was perfect. We were very impressed with our guide and make all the arrangements for our trip. We had a short trek around the Khopra ridge which offers the stunning view of mountains, sun-up, and sun-down and another interesting was the whole forest along the trails turns red, pink and white with rhododendron flowers. In route to the sites we visited, our guide was providing a running commentary on the places that we have visited and passed through Khopra ridge and Khaire lake. This really made the trip much more enjoyable and aggressive to nature and Ram our guides organize a short 2-day stint to Ghorepani and it was also a wonderful trek. I definitely recommend Luxury Holidays Nepal with more trek in Nepal.

, Colombia

Great Stormily Guides:

Great Stormily Guides:

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Last month, traveling in Nepal has been the most enlightening, adventure experience thanks greatly to Luxury Holidays Nepal and made sure that we were taken very nice care of. LHN would have been such a great company, a guide has something that has definitely left me with a lasting impression and wanting to go back. The staff, porters, were also exceptional in making us feel safe and providing us more than simply the bare necessities. We have a short trek in the village of the Gurung community and have mix-up with their traditional rituals and seen cultural performance. The guide Kiran helps us in favoring upwards to the village and people. They made sure I never slipped or took a wrong step and huge respect for woman tourists. The friendliness of the guides and all those involved was something that surely impacted me. We would definitely book again through Luxury Holidays Nepal and will certainly trek with Kiran for future trips.

, Greece

Unexpected Treasure in “KHOPRA”

Unexpected Treasure in “KHOPRA”

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This tour was the first part of a trek up the Annapurna region with Luxury Holidays Nepal. First, I must say we had the best experience ever. LHN services and potentiality of their team were most impressive and reliable. They have quality service with the best accommodation and food. I was very apprehensive about reaching the amazing nature lake above the Khopra ridge and the team was extremely patient and encouraging. Our guide helps me to accomplish something that I never expected at the Kaire lake. Just “Wow” and supernatural lake with beautiful flora and fauna. The Khopra Danda was another fabulous place that offers the view of mountains massive and amazing sunrise over Dhaulagiri and Annapurna’s. where the valley was filled with the cloud and felt like walking at clouds. It was Brilliant seen from this top and treasure of this area. We had a swim at the natural hot pond and enjoy the crowd moments in the route of Tatopani. Definitely it was the best experience of my life. We cannot thank Luxury Holidays Nepal and their team for helping us create some fond memories for which we will cherish forever.

, Colombia

Amazing Journey to Upper Khopra Ridge

Amazing Journey to Upper Khopra Ridge

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My husband and I have just come back from Nepal, where we did a 6-day trek through Luxury Holidays Nepal. It was fantastic, well organized and professional. The hotel was best with 4-star accommodation, food, and dinner. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable of the area and ensured that the trip ran smoothly from start to finish. The trek itself was incredibly varied with the spectacular mountains, landscape, wilderness and brilliant khaire lake view throughout with a summit to Khopra ridge. The Khaire Lake is off the beaten trek passing through the traditional villages, massive forest and an event of yak blood drinking festivals. Despite this, teahouse, the lodge was also so comfortable and luxurious with quality service. For this excellent job, I will not hesitate to contact this excellent agency that is Luxury Holidays Nepal.

, Belgium

Wonderful Scenery

Wonderful Scenery

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We had a fantastic trek in Khopra ridge trek in the Annapurna region with Luxury Holidays Nepal. The company was reliable, professionalism and loveliness. They arrange the great luxury cars and the hotel room was perfect with luxury accommodation. The guesthouse during the trekking route were also very nice.  It was a perfect destination with a massive view of mountain, lush forest and pass through the traditional village and interact with Gurung people and its culture. We walk through the forest of blooming colorful rhododendron, bamboos, flora and fauna. The sunset and sunrise were an amazing view in a row on Annapurna massive. Along the way, we observe the terrace fields and houses which were nearby to Swanta village and also, we can extend itinerary according to our wish. It was an excellent and memorable trip in my entire life. I would highly recommend Luxury Holidays Nepal for further trek and tour in Nepal.

, Malaysia

Beautiful Khopra Ridge

Beautiful Khopra Ridge

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I cannot say enough about how efficient, personable and thorough the team at responsible trek was. Luxury Holidays Nepal provided the best luxury car at arrival in the airport and safely dropped to the hotel room. The accommodation, food, and dinner were superb and excellent. Our guide Ram guided me through selecting a trek and preparing for it. He was responsive to each question and explain with all detail. Our trek was toward Khopra ridge. It was an amazing experience in the Annapurna region. We have done a short trek from Chistibung to Khopra ridge and view of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Hiunchuli was mesmerizing. We walk through evergreen forest and vegetation, beautiful lakes and just want to say “AWESOME” trek. The lodge, the tea house was attractive and serve with traditional Nepalese dinner which was perfect. We were picked up the next day and escorted to the airport for our flight. The trip to Khopra Ridge is absolutely stunning and highly recommended to Luxury Holidays Nepal.

, Portugal

Accommodation: 
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you Timber House Nepal in Kathmandu and Hotel Crown Himalaya in Pokhara and standard Lodge during the trekking. Teahouse and lodge have the rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket and pillows. Every lodge has a capacious dining room and lounge. We will provide you and your group at the lodge which is locally available every day. If you want the luxury accommodation of 5 stars in Kathmandu and Pokhara then contact us for cost detail.

Luggage:
Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage is carried and moved by the porters. You should carry the water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag that will provide safety. You are provided with a free locker room in a hotel in Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 20 kg and for more weight, you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.

Transportation on Journey: 
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you a private vehicle for airport transferal and sightseeing and flight for Kathmandu-Pokhara and Tourist bust transportation for Pokhara-Kathmandu. Private vehicle for Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara.

Group Leader during the journey: 
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained traveling guide in your group. There will be a single porter for a couple of people.

Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.

Communication during Journey: 
Khopra Ridge Community Trek is an easy level trek so you can find the telephone and internet facilities in most of the places.

Vouchers:
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to the availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).

Visa:
You can get a visa at Kathmandu airport upon arrival. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy.

Tourist Visa Fee Details

Days

Updated Tourist Visa Fees

15 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 30

30 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 50

90 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 125

Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period)

USD 3 per day

Visa Extension (With Multiple Entry)

Additional USD 25

Visa Extension (After Visa Expiration)

Late fee USD 5 per day

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Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
makemytrip.comwww.kayak.comwww.vayama.com
They usually have good offers. For more details: (See the international flights page)

When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with the first day of arrival in Kathmandu and ends on after the scheduled trip after breakfast.
You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Luxury Holidays Nepal" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel. 
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting at [email protected]
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.

Currencies are accepted in Nepal: 
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both VISA and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted during the trek.

Health Issues:
The altitude sickness will get from 3000 meters. Normally below three 3000 meters will not have altitude-related problems usually for people for stable health. But above it can cause altitude-related sickness. If you have a health condition which might cause problems, please consult a doctor about the advisability of doing the trek. For Your information, your traveling guide will also have pills for Altitude Sickness and other basic medicine.

Insurance/Evacuation: 
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. But you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place in the evacuation process. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be Insured. (See the travel insurance page)

Mount Everest:
If you want to see a close view of Mt. Everest and Himalayan peaks, we can arrange mountain flights. You can contact [email protected] to book. To know more about Mount Everest Scenic Flight by plane, please click here and Everest Scenic Flight by Helicopter click here.

Trip Extensions
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to IndiaBhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Everest TrekAnnapurna Basecamp TrekLangtang TrekManaslu TrekBunjee JumpingRaftingPeak ClimbingTours, etc.

Tips:
A general rule of thumb for tipping is from USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the trek. Porters do appreciate a personal tip, although it is not uncommon for the Guide and his Porters to pool the tips they have collected before splitting it amongst themselves, with the Guide is getting a little more for overseeing the welfare and safety of both the Travelers and Porters as a whole. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip, however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.

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During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.

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