Khopra Trek

Highlights

  • Great opportunity to visit most beautiful city in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Catch gorgeous sunrises and sunsets while spending nights in beautiful mountain villages
  • Follow an adventurous trail in the Annapurna Conservation Area Project
  • Magnificient and panoramic mountain views from Pun Hill
  • Walk by lush rhododendron forests and terraces, crossing thrilling suspension bridges & pastures
  • Close interaction with the villagers and observe their daily way of life and tradation
  • Traverse in the heart of the Himalayas, enjoying incredible views of the snow-clustered mountain and diverse sceneries
  • Great opportunity to know divercity of culture specially Magar and Gurung community
  • Newly opened trail, an opportunity to see Khyar Lake

Khopra trek has been the recently opened trail in the Annapurna region. It is getting popular year after year. For those adventure loving people around the globe who prefer Homestay trek and feel comfortable blend in with the local community, culture, food and also prefer less crowded remote routes, Nepal Pioneers trek as a trekking partner is the perfect chance to take away the nuisance of the hectic city life for a bit and enjoy the natural beauty of the mountain peaks.

Khopra Danda (3660m), recognized as one of the best viewing spots in the region along with the sacred Khayar lake are the major attractions of the trek. Khopra trek is around 15 days trek. It follows the Ghorepani Poon hill trek providing the trekkers with the majestic views of mountain peaks of Annapurna I, II and III, Nilgiri peak, Dhaulagiri and many more in the Annapurna region. Also, the scenery of red rhododendron forests with its overwhelming nature can be enjoyed. Most part of Khopra trek is tea house trek. Nepal pioneers trek has organized it perfectly as per the demand of the trekkers.

Going uphill, we reach the sacred Khayar lake. It is famous among the pilgrims in Nepal. Walkers stay in village communities – sometimes in people’s homes. So there’s time for real interaction with Nepalis. We will eat with our families. You will get to know local culture, tradition, and hospitality. We will visit a village weaving workshop and a cheese making project. The high point of our trek is a visit to sacred Khayer Lake (4500m). It is surrounded with shrines, and with the peak of Annapurna towering above.  Remember Nepal Pioneer Treks & Expedition to get lifetime experience from this trek.

Khopra trek has been the recently opened trail in the Annapurna region. It is getting popular year after year. For those adventure loving people around the globe who prefer Homestay trek and feel comfortable blend in with the local community, culture, food and also prefer less crowded remote routes, Nepal Pioneers trek as a trekking partner is the perfect chance to take away the nuisance of the hectic city life for a bit and enjoy the natural beauty of the mountain peaks.

Khopra Danda (3660m), recognized as one of the best viewing spots in the region along with the sacred Khayar lake are the major attractions of the trek. Khopra trek is around 15 days trek. It follows the Ghorepani Poon hill trek providing the trekkers with the majestic views of mountain peaks of Annapurna I, II and III, Nilgiri peak, Dhaulagiri and many more in the Annapurna region. Also, the scenery of red rhododendron forests with its overwhelming nature can be enjoyed. Most part of Khopra trek is tea house trek. Nepal pioneers trek has organized it perfectly as per the demand of the trekkers.

Itinerary
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The Nepal Pioneer  Trek representative would pick you up from the Kathmandu International Airport. Once you arrive at your hotel our manager will come to greet you at the hotel then brief about the programmed. On the same evening we would take you for our official welcome dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant where you can enjoy cultural ethnic dance and music. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Max. Altitude: 1300m

Today, our manager will come to meet you at the hotel at 10.00 AM.  He will brief about the trip in detail, introduce with the guide and provide you all the documents. You will be free in the afternoon and manage your time for trek preparation. Our guide will meet you at your hotel at six O’ clock in the evening then take you for well come dinner. After having dinner, drop you to the hotel and stay overnight.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 1300m

Today we take a long drive to Pokhara which is about 7 hours scenic drive through Prithivi Highway, which offers great views of the country side, river of Trisuli and Himalayas towards north. You can observe the mountain views like as Annapurna, Langtang Liring and Ganesh Himal. The bus journey starts at 7am and reach to Pokhara by  two pm. While your journey on the bus, the bus stop two times for breakfast and lunch. This journey with our trek leader and Sherpas who will take you to our hotel in Pokhara and an evening stroll around the lake and overnight stay in Pokhara.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast

Today your trip starts after breakfast in Pokhara. Our guide brings a car to drive to Nayapul to start the trek from there. After crossing the suspension bridge at Birethanti the trail leads up to Modi Khola towards Sauli  Bazaar, which is pleasant walking on the river bank. Then the trail leads uphill through stone steps to Ghandruk which offers great scenery of farm terraces, village settlements, waterfalls and Mt. Annapurna as well as Mt. Fishtail. After a short rest at the lodge, walk around the village to explore its cultural beauty. Overnight at the lodge. Ghandrung is a big Gurung village. Most of the people believe in the Buddhist religion and most of the people joined in British Army.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

After having breakfast at Ghandruk, your trek start to the trail leads up to Bhaisekharka through the forest and continue up to the Tadapani. Mostly the trail offers beautiful scenery and massif views of Annapurna and the forest offers pleasant walks through. Overnight stay at the lodge.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

You should have your breakfast at the lodge and continue to walk through the new trail towards the North ridge at Bayali. Today the trail is narrow even though you can observe the grand and most beautiful view of Annapurna South with Modi Khola valley at the down view with the green forest of Pine and Rhododendron. Stay overnight in the tea house.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

After having breakfast at the tea house, the walk begins uphill to the ridge and has superb views of Annapurnas and the other valley of Kaligandaki. You walk through the jungle  today with beautiful ride which offers great scenery. You can look around the village in the evening then stay overnight in the tea house.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Today is exploring day to visit the beautiful Lake where very few people know about it. It is located at an altitude of 4600m above sea level even higher than Annapurna Base Camp and the water is so clean. It is said by the locals that is legendary as well. The leopard comes there to drink water and there are beautiful birds that you can see. It is a five hour walk which is really worth walking.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

You can have your breakfast at the hotel, then start your trek to Swanta. It is downhill today at the beginning and up again to cross ridge to get to Swanta.  Swanta offers beautiful view of Kali Gandaki valley and massif view of Mt. Dhauligiri with surrounding peaks. Swanta offers basic tea house for overnight.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Your trek starts again after breakfast at the tea house. The trail drops down to Chtre then up to Ghorepani which is the popular trekking trail again where you meet other trekkers. Ghorepani is a popular spot for trekkers to see closer distant views of  the Annapurnas and Dhauligiri. Poon Hill is another attraction of Ghorepani where most people hike early in the morning to see the sunrise view which is the best view around the world.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

You should wake up early in the morning today to see the sun rise and great mountain views from Poon Hill, then trek down to your lodge then  have breakfast. After your breakfast continue your walk down to Nayapul to get a bus ride to Pokhara. It is long downhill  and have nice accommodation to relax. You have a free evening to rest yourself or you may like to go to the bar to drink or for better dinner than on the mountain. Stay overnight at the hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus with our guide. It takes six hour drive. Our manager will come to meet you at the hotel, then take you for the farewell dinner at a nice restaurant. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Departure for home. Our driver will depart you by car to the international airport. We wish you had a nice and safe journey back home.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
Includes/Excludes
Includes
  • Four nights accommodation including Kathmandu and Pokhara with twin sharing at tourist standard hotel (Bed and Breakfast)
  • All Ground and air transportation. Pick up and drop.
  • Full board meal 3 times a day (B+L+D) during the trek days including tea & coffee (served in a cup).
  • English speaking trekking guide who has been authorized by the Nepal government and necessary number of porters (According to the group size) with their insurance, salary, accommodation, and meals.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu with Cultural show. (Ethnic music and dance)
  • All the necessary official documents, TIMS Permit, Trekking Permit, etc.
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets if necessary.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking Route map.
  • Insurance of Guide and Porters.
  • All required local and government tax.
Excludes
  • Nepal Visa fee and International flight.
  • Meal except for Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea/coffee, snacks, battery re-charge, laundry service, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Tips to guide and porters.
  • Cost raised by flight cancellation, emergency rescue charges, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control.
  • Monument entrance fees.
Price and Availability
Date AvailabilityPrice 
Start DateJun 07, 2024End DateJun 19, 2024StatusAvailablePriceUS$750
Start DateJun 16, 2024End DateJun 28, 2024StatusAvailablePriceUS$750
Start DateJun 30, 2024End DateJul 12, 2024StatusAvailablePriceUS$750
Additional Information

Khopra trek best time

The best time Khopra trek depends on your choice of weather and crowd. The trek can be done year-round, but the weather and conditions can vary significantly depending on the season.

Here is a general overview of the different seasons and what you can expect during each one:

Autumn (late September to November): This is the most popular time to trek to Khopra trek, as the weather is typically clear and dry, and the views of the mountains are stunning. This is also the peak tourist season, so the trails and teahouses may be more crowded.

Spring (March to early May): This is another good time to visit, as the weather is generally clear and dry, and the rhododendrons are in bloom, adding some colorful flowers to the landscape. The crowds are generally smaller than in the autumn.

Monsoon (June to September): The monsoon season brings heavy rainfall to the region, which can make the trails muddy and slippery and make it more difficult to see the views. However, the monsoon season can also bring some beautiful greenery and waterfalls to the region. If you don't mind the rain and are looking for a more quiet and off-peak experience, this could be a good time to visit.

Winter (December to February): The winter can be cold and dry, and the trails may be covered in snow and ice.However, the winter season also offers some beautiful snowy landscapes and fewer crowds.

Khopra trek accommodation

Accommodation during the Khopra trek is generally in lodges, which offer basic amenities such as food and lodging.The lodges are run by local families and are a great way to experience the culture and hospitality of the Nepalese people.

Most lodges have simple rooms with twin beds and a shared bathroom. Some lodges also offer hot showers for an additional fee.The rooms may be basic, but they are clean and comfortable and provide a warm place to rest after a long day of hiking.

During the Khopra trek, it is common to stay in a different teahouse each night. There are also some lodges and hotels available in the larger villages along the route. These options may offer more amenities and comfort, but they may also be more expensive.

Meals

During the khopra trek, meals are generally included in the cost of your trek and are provided at the lodges where you will be staying. The meals are typically simple and hearty, consisting of a variety of Nepalese dishes such as dal bhat (a dish made with rice, lentils, and vegetables), momos (Nepalese dumplings), and tarkari (curried vegetables).

Lodges typically offer both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, and you can usually choose from a set menu or individual dishes. The food is generally prepared using locally grown ingredients and is typically very flavorful and satisfying.

It is common to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the lodges while on the trek. Breakfast usually consists of a simple meal such as eggs, toast, and tea or coffee. Lunch is usually a more substantial meal, consisting of a main dish such as dal bhat or momos, and some snacks or dessert. Dinner is typically similar to lunch, with a variety of dishes to choose from.

Group/private joining

The Khopra trek can be done either as a group trek or a private trek. Here are some things to consider when deciding between a group or private trek:

Group trek: A group trek means that you will be joining a group of other trekkers and will be accompanied by a guide and possibly a porter. Group treks can be a good option for those who are traveling solo and looking for a social experience, or for those who want to save money by sharing the costs of the trek. Group treks may have a set itinerary and may not be as flexible as a private trek.

Private trek: A private trek means that you will be trekking with your own group and will have a private guide and porter. Private treks offer more flexibility and allow you to customize your itinerary to meet your specific needs and interests. Private treks can also be more expensive than group treks, as you will be paying for the guide and porter for just your group.

Child Policy

Your children should be in good physical condition to participate in the Khopra trek. The trek involves hiking for several hours each day and climbing to an altitude of over 4,000 meters, so children must be able to handle the physical demands of the trek.

Children's safety is of utmost importance to us at the Khopra trek. So we make sure children are accompanied by a responsible adult at all times and that they are properly supervised while on the trek.

We make special arrangements for children, such as providing a separate guide or porter. It is best to discuss your needs and concerns with us. 

Travel Insurance

It is a good idea to purchase travel insurance for your Khopra trekking. Travel insurance can protect in case of unexpected events such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, lost or stolen luggage, and other unexpected expenses.

It is important to have medical coverage while on the Khopra trek, as medical facilities may be limited in the remote areas of the trek. Look for a policy that offers comprehensive medical coverage, including emergency evacuation.

You can additionally combine overage for trip cancellations and interruptions in case you need to cancel or cut short your trip due to unforeseen circumstances. Make sure that your travel insurance policy covers lost or stolen luggage, as this can be a common problem while traveling.

FAQs
  • Khopra trek is in Annapurna region. This trek is pretty much similar with Ghorepani Poonhill trek.

  • Yes, you can drive or get plane from Kathmandu to Pokhara then start your trekking from there.

  • Khopra trek is new if we compare other trekking trail, just about 8\9 years running.

  • Khopra trek is easy trek. This is suit for the beginners.

  • This trek is open for all around the year. The best time is spring because you can see blossom flowers of Rhododendron. This is Napalese national flower.

  • Yes, we always advice you to take a guide and porter for your safety.

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