Khopra Ridge Trek - Community Trek 8 Days Cost

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8-day Kopra Ridge Trek is newly explored trekking trails in the Annapurna region and getting popular day by day among the adventure and nature lovers. Trekkers have been attracted by this exotic short trekking that offers marvelous views of Annapurna Himalayan range including Annapurna I, great Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna II and many other iconic peaks and marvelous landscapes. The trails on this trek are less crowded but the facilities remain the same as other popular treks in Annapurna.

8 days Khora ridge trek is suitable for those trekkers who would like to explore the peace and quiet trails, mesmerizing views, typical Nepali villages, local culture and nature in the Himalayas.

Kopra ridge trek is a short and easy trek in Annapurna that can be completed within 8 days timeframe and the best choice for those first time trekkers who are reasonably fit. Since the trek is easy and short, hiking with kids and family including senior members is highly recommended.

8 days Kopra Ridge trek starts from Nayapul after scenic 2 hours drive from the beautiful lake city of Pokhara, the trail follows onwards gratifying Kaligandaki river valley via the beautiful villages of Gurungs and Magars towards up hills. After Ghorepani, the trail leads us along with the remote areas for few days while spending time with the local community lodges. This is a lifetime trip; we are organizing this trek at a reasonable price, join us today for a marvelous experience. 
 

Highlights

  • Enjoy the beautiful hike through the rhododendron and orchid forests of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project. 
  • Hike on peace and pleasant trial staying in a decent mountain lodge that provides the breathtaking views of lofty Himalayas.  
  • Explore the picturesque villages like Ghorepani, Tadapani, Bayeli Kharka, Swanta amongst others.
  • Enjoy the mesmerizing views of Mount Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Annapurna South from Khopra ridge.
  • Breathtaking views of Annapurna ranges and sunrise at Poon Hill.
  • Exciting views of the Kali Gandaki gorge, which is the deepest gorge in the world. 

Outline Itinerary

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Day 1:Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, 2 hours, trek to Tikhedunga, 3 hours, overnight at lodge:

Trekking starts today from Nayapul after 2 hours drive from your hotel in Pokhara. This trek basically starts from here onwards as we following the routes; the trail leads us eventually outstanding green views with magnificent mountain range along the way. After hiking few hours short trip today than we reach to Tikhedunga which is small but gorgeous town lies on the riverside, overnight we stay at the lodge with beautiful traditional meals.

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Tikhedunga

After breakfast, we ascent more than 900 meters to Ghorepani, our hiking will be started as we finished morning breakfast at the lodge, while after having breakfast then we start gently climb on the hills to Ulleri which is situated at 2350 meters mainly this village is Magar settlement and place lies on the top of the hills the place was surrounded by green valley. And this is a place of the first viewpoint of Annapurna and Machhapuchhare himal. The really cool place to have the tea break and enjoy the scenery after beautiful tea stopped than our journey follows continually towards Ghorepani walking through the rainforest and beautiful nature. As we reach Ghorepani we have entered the check post to check ACAP permits and TIMS cards than we enjoy the view from our lodge. Ghorepani is one of the best viewpoints to see the whole range of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Annapurna and Dhaulagiri
  • Maximum Altitude:2,640m

After breakfast, we will be descending through the beautiful mixed forest of rhododendron forests, Himalayan oak, and pine trees. After almost about 3 hours down the hill, we reach a small river, which we continue to follow leisurely downhill Swanta (2,200 m), overnight we stay at the lodge with beautiful traditional meals.

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Swanta

The beautiful day starts after having breakfast in the early morning with the glorious sunrise view, today's hike is worth the climb to the popular lookout mountain Poon Hill. The comprehensive view extends from Dhaulagiri peak in the west and Tukuche over the Kali Gandaki valley, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchare, Annapurna IV and II and Lamjung Himal to the Manaslu massif in the east. 

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Dhan Kharka
  • Maximum Altitude:3,020m

Today is our one of the exciting days to explore Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif, our journey will begin after having breakfast at the lodge. Today's our trekking trail leads us to a short descent along a mountain slope to the foothills of the nearly 8,000 m high Bara Shikar. Finally, we reach Kopra Danda ( Danda = open ridge ) to 3,660 m. This opens up a breathtaking 360-degree view, overnight we stay at the tea house.

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kopra Dada
  • Maximum Altitude:3,620m

We leave the main path and head into the deep, almost untouched Rhododendron mixed forest. Little over-committed paths it goes slowly uphill. The forest thins to approximately 3,100 m elevation and the path leading out into open grassland. For our lunch break, we are looking for a nice place with good views. Then it continues uphill through the forest and over pastures to the pasture Dobato. Here you can shepherd down with their livestock in the summer. In Sumphul Danda (3,400 m) we reach a pass that gives us an uninterrupted view of the western mountains of Dhaulagiri, the Nilgiri mountains and the Annapurna massif to Machhapuchare in the east. After a short descent, it's another hour along the ridge (3,500 m) to our simple accommodation on the Bayeli Alm (3,400 m). This “Community Lodge " is managed jointly by the inhabitants of the surrounding villages.

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Bayeli
  • Maximum Altitude:4,520m

With great views of mountains, morning walk continues downhill into the forest of rhododendron, oak, and magnolia, then reaching the main trekking route at Tadapani, overnight in the comfort of the nice and cozy lodge, and enjoy the beautiful sunset on the top of Annapurna south and fishtail mountains.

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Tadapani
  • Maximum Altitude:2,830m

Today is as you reach Ghandruk after the short and wonderful walk from Tadapani we will see a Gurung traditional museum at Ghandruk, Ghandruk is one of the best destinations for domestic or international tourists so many travellers visit here to see the ethnic culture and traditional. The place still provides us beautiful landscape and awesome mountains view with Annapurna south, Machhapuchre, and Annapurna II, the journey ends here and we will drive to Pokhara. Reaching Pokhara our services end here. 

    Inclusion

    • All the Transfer for trekking starting/ending point.
    • All necessary trekking permits and Tims cards.
    • An English speaking guide with necessary helpers (porters) to carry your big bag pack.
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner with tea coffees during trekking.
    • Best available guest house with attached bathrooms during trekking.
    • Certified English Speaking Trekking guide and supporting staff.
    • Insurance for all trekking staff, with basic equipment.
    • First aid medical kit for group and T-shirts and trekking Map for each member.
    • Salary, allowances, travel expenses of all Khopra Trekking Team.
       
    • Any extra activities including hotel, Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • Bottle drinks like beer, coca cola, funta, whiskey, hot chocolate.
    • Tips for guide and porters.
    • Your insurance.



     

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    Useful Information

    Accommodations

    8 days Kopra ridge trek starts from the lake city of Pokhara, you can book your accommodation in Pokhara on your own. Nowadays on the internet, the best offers can be found so that it is better to book on your own but we are always happy to help you find the best suitable accommodation for you as per your budget and requirements. 

    During the 8 days Kopra Ridge trek, we provide neat and clean guesthouses on a full board basis (breakfast, lunch, dinner and 3 cups of tea/coffee a day). Throughout the trek, guesthouses are pretty comfortable with attached bathrooms, shower facility, neat and clean bedsheets, pillow cover and comfortable beds with warm blankets.   

    Food during the trip

    Food during the 8 days Kopra ridge trek will be provided on a full board basis. Three meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and 3 cups of tea/coffee) a day will be served from the guesthouse/lodge menus.  Every day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same guesthouse/lodge we spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to the destination.

    Guides and Porters

    8 days Kopra ridge trek will be led by our best knowledgeable and experienced trek leaders. The trekking guide/leaders for this trek are carefully selected on the basis of their experience, knowledge about the region and leadership skills. Our trekking guides and crew have taken the following training: 

    • First Aid Training 
    • Trekking Guide Training 
    • English Language 
    • Climbing and Mountaineering 
    • Conservation and Biodiversity

    FAQs

    How can I book 8 Days Kopra Ridge Trek?

    Once you confirmed trip, we need photo copy of your passport and 20% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.

    How can I enter in Nepal?

    Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and none-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal. There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

    Can I do 8 Days Kopra Ridge Trek?

    This trek is suitable for any walker looking for something little adventure and mountain trek with stunning views of Annapurna Himalayas. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jogging or walking exercise is useful and you need to be in good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.

    When should I come for 8 Days Kopra Ridge Trek?

    This trek is good for all seasons so any months from Jan to Dec are the best time to do this trek. Although, Feb, March, April, May and September, October, November and also December are the very best months to do a trek in this area.

    Can I join with group?

    Yes, you can join with group, we guarantees a series of fixed group departures dates for 8 Days Kopra Ridge Trek. We can arrange small group trekking trip to suit your requirements. Please contact us for group departure dates.

    Do I need to join with group?

    It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departures dates, because private trip departs every day upon your request which are best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according by your selecting starting date.

    Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?

    Yes, we do offer Tailor-made Departures, if our holiday packages are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient as per your travel plan.

    What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?

    8 Days Kopra Ridge trek is an exciting and easy trip. We trek up to 3210m walking through villages, rivers and green hills, so you need to have right equipments with you. Click here to have more info

    What kind of meals I can have during the trip?

    All Meals on full board basis will be provided during trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.

    Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?

    Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

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