Khopra Ridge (Khair Lake) Trek

TYPOLOGIES

Adventure Trekking

DIFFICULTY

Low

MIN. AGE

5 Years

Trip Introduction

Wanna go through wilderness of mountains? Here is Khopra ridge trek which is considered as one of the best alternative besides the famous Ghorepani trek takes the travellers closer towards the Massif Annapurna with an opportunity to mix up with various community people. Visitnumerous World Heritage site in Kathmandu and begin the trip from the small and attractive Dhampus village making a way through the most alluring city Pokhara.
Have a whale of time by making a move toward the cultivated land, beautiful woodland of Rhododendron flower, water stream, rice paddies to explore the wonderful and famous Ghandruk gaun (village), the craft like village nestled between the mountain peaks and distributed with the local Gurung ethnicity. The traveller gets to socialize with Gurung culture, tradition, and lifestyle, visit Gurung museum carrying ancient image and enjoy the local meal. Pass the small forests, river bridges following the off track path and least explored villages. As the steps taken by, the snow-capped peaks appear to be gigantic. After 4-5 hours walk from Chistibung, take a step towards Khopra Danda (4,020m) that presents the mind blowing view of the adorable mountains such as Mount Dhaulagiri(8,167m), Nilgiri (7,061m), Fishtail (6,997m), Hiunchuli ((6,983m), LamjungHimal (6.983m), Annapurna II (7,938m), Annapurna IV (7,525M) and many other snow-capped peaks that appears to be wonderstruck making the place heavenly. The gorgeous walk on the incredible landscapes ease the trek with its glorious environment that takes towards the sacred lake of Hindu, Khayar Lake (4,827m) below the Annapurna south which uncovers the charm of Himalayas along with its stunning panorama of crystalline lake. This place offers the community lodge that is considered different from tea house lodge as the travellers are provided with an opportunity share the local meal and experience a lifestyle of local community people. The sunrise and sunset towards the stunning Himalayas adds the charm of this heavenly place. Travel towards the alpine forest exploring the flora and fauna; get an experience to forward the step touching the steep land to make a way to behold the charm of Ghorepani. After proceeding towards the farm, bridges with amazing atmosphere form Tikhedhunga, 2 hours drive following the bumpy roadway takes to well-known Pokhara city. Make a way back to Kathmandu after sightseeing and Fewa boating at Pokhara carrying a lifetime remembrance given by the stunning Himalayas, crystalline lakes, incredible topography that makes the travellers dwell upon every moment.

Trip Highlights

  • Khopra Ridge, also known as "Khair Lake" trek is moderately explored but is notably one of the most fascinating route that goes through the incredible landscapes, provides fabulous picturesque of crystalline lakes, enormous waterfalls and breathtaking views of mountains above 6,000 to 8,000 meters.
  • Strolling through the river bridges and cascade of water falling from an elevation, woodland decorated with rhododendron flowers, the trial take towards the charming villages- Ghandruk, Tadapani, Chistibung guarded by variety of cultures, traditions, arts crafts andwonderful mountains.
  • Spend a quality time at special community lodge unlike anyother route.
  • It introduces the travellers by mixing up with the variety of communities, different culture and lifestyle than any other places.
  • Hike towards the wonderful Khopra ridge, unfold the charm of the hidden Khair lake and the stunning view of Mt Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Nilgiri (7,061m), Bhara Shikhar (7,647m), Annapurna I (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6,997m) and many other snow-capped peaks.

Remember: Our travel planner can customize the itinerary outline as per your duration of stay, purpose of holiday and your preference. Cost of the package also depends upon level of service; Deluxe, Standard and budget as well as per the group size. You can easily CONTACT US at any time for any queries.

Inclusions:

  • Required numbers of time Airport pick up and drop off as per your flight schedule (international and domestic) and all required transfers in Kathmandu.
  • 4 Night’s accommodation in touristic town of Kathmandu in BB Plan (one can choose budget, standard and deluxe)
  • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle (places of interest), highly experienced city tour guide, and all the entrance fees of UNESCO heritage sites.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu transportation (Flight/Private vehicle/Tourist coach – choose as per your budget and interest)
  • 2 Night’s accommodation in Lake side Pokhara in BB Plan (one can choose budget, standard and deluxe)
  • Pokhara to Dhampus and Tikhedhunga to Pokhara drive by private vehicle
  • Standard tea house (lodge) accommodation during the entire trekking as per mentioned in itinerary
  • Three meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the entire trek as per mentioned in itinerary followed by 3 times tea/coffee per day.
  • One can choose the meal from menu there.
  • A duffel bag, Trekking Map and trekking pole
  • Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket, Nepali SIM card (Rental basis, if needed)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) fee
  • TIMS (Trekker’s Information Manual System) permit
  • An experienced government certified local Trekking Guide
  • Required numbers of highly experienced trekking porters (2:1 ratio)
  • Staff’s foods, salary, insurance, accommodation, meals, transportation etc
  • General first Aid Kit
  • A certificate of appreciation (experience certificate) after completing the Trek
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu with cultural program.
  • All government taxes and applicable paperwork

Exclusions:

  • International Airfare
  • Personal Travel Insurance (essential for high altitude trekking)
  • Lunch in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (bar, laundry, personal shopping, internet usages during the trek, hot shower during the trek, battery charge during the trek etc.)
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • TIPS for Staff

Tour Map

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrival at Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.

Day 02 - Sightseeing tour around World Heritage sites of Kathmandu.

Day 03 - Drive or fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (840m).

Day 04 - Drive to Dhampus and trek to Tolka (1,850m) (1 hrs drive & 5-6 hrs walk).

Day 05 - Trek from Tolka to Ghandrunk (2,012m) (4-5 hrs walk).

Day 06 - Trek from Ghandrunk to Tadapani (2,610m) (3-4 hrs walk).

Day 07 - Trek from Tadapani to Dobato (3,350m) (5-6 hrs walk).

Day 08 - Trek from Dobato to Chistibung (3,000m) (4-5 hrs walk).

Day 09 - Trek from Chistibung to Khopra Danda (4,020m) (4-5 hrs walk).

Day 10 - Acclimation day, hike up to Khayar Lake (4,827m).

Day 11 - Trek from Khopra Danda to Swanta (2,270m) (5 hrs walk).

Day 12 - Trek from Swanta to Ghorepani (2,834m) (3-4 hrs walk).

Day 13 - Trek from Ghorepani to Tikhedhunga (1,577m/5,172ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk) and drive to Pokhara (2 hours drive)

Day 14 - Rest and relaxing or free for boating at Fewa lake.

Day 15 - Drive or fly to Kathmandu. Stay overnight in a hotel.

Day 16 - Departure transfer as per flight schedule