One of the less well-known and newer treks that follows the traditional hiking route of Annapurna Base Camp is the Khopra Trek. The trek is perfect for those enthusiasts who want to explore places which are less commercialized and want to enjoy a peaceful time in the nature. This is not a very high altitude trek so the trek is also suitable for those enthusiasts who haven’t had a chance to explore the Himalayas. You can gather the most authentic experience via the Khopra trek and head on to other challenging treks thereafter. The highest altitude you get to in this trek is at 3,360 meters Khopra Ridge. But if you want to explore more, you also have an option to visit Khayar Lake which is a beautiful lake at an altitude of 4,660meters.
One of the tour's primary highlights is the vibrant city of Pokhara. Surrounded by sparkling mountains and beautiful lake your stay at Pokhara will be as enjoyable as ever. Then we reach Ghandruk which is known for its Homestays and another exceptional opportunity to live the culture and traditions as well as taste the foods of remote Himalayas. Khayar Lake will be the major attraction on itself as the unique landscape is sure to astound you. There will be many other hidden attractions that you will get to explore, because Nepal is much more than just the Himalayas.
Before beginning the Khopra Trek, hikers must be in good physical condition because the altitude will exceed 3,500 meters. All travelers are advised to engage in some basic physical activity three to four months before embarking on this wonderful journey. All hikers are advised to bring some basic trekking equipment with them for their personal comfort. Even if there might be some difficulties along the way, the adventure will be rewarding as you get to experience the local cuisine and beverages and take in the breathtaking surroundings. Before you begin the trek, we will obtain the TIMS and the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit for you.
After a delightful visit to some of Kathmandu's major UNESCO World Heritage sites, our adventure begins with an awe-inspiring drive to Pokhara, a top tourist destination in Nepal. From there, we set off to Ghandruk, where we'll spend the night indulging in delicious local foods and beverages. The following day, we embark on a scenic 5 to 6-hour trek to the enchanting Tadapani.
Continuing our journey, we reach Bayali, where we are treated to the most breathtaking views the region has to offer. Our next destination is the stunning Khopra Ridge, which serves as the pinnacle of our trek. Here, we have the option to spend an extra day exploring the mesmerizing Khayar Lake.
After a rewarding time at Khopra, we descend to the picturesque village of Swanta, renowned for its captivating landscapes. There, we'll be warmly welcomed into a local home, savoring the best foods and beverages the area has to offer. As our trek nears its end, we make our way back to Pokhara, cherishing the memories we've created.The final leg of our journey takes us on a breathtaking drive back to Kathmandu, concluding our unforgettable Khopra Trek.
Outline ItineraryDay 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara: 6-7 hours
Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk: 1and half hour drive and 5-6 hours trek
Day 04: Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani: 3-4 hours trek
Day 05: Trek from Tadapani to Dobato: 5-6 hours trek
Day 06: Trek from Dobato to Upper Chistibung: 5-6 hours trek
Day 07: Trek from Upper Chistibung to Khopra Danda: 5-6 hours trek
Day 08: Rest in Khopra Danda and hike to Khayer Lake
Day 09: Trek from Khopra Danda to Swanta: 5-6 hours trek
Day 10: Trek from Swanta to Ulleri: 5-6 hours trek
Day 11: Trek from Ulleri to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara: 5-6 hours trek and 1 and half hour drive
Day 12: Fly to Kathmandu: 25min.
Day 13: Departure day