Khopra trek

Trekking in Nepal - Khopra 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. After all the hard work in reaching Khopra Danda, all those memory of strenuous days is replaced by the scenic beauty of majestic mountains.

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 the 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. This trek is recommended for those who prefer home stay. Remember Nepal Pioneer Treks & Expedition to get lifetime experience from this trek. This trek is highly recommended.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu International Airport at (1300m4160 ft) then transfers to the hotel.

Day 02: Trek Preparation

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara at (820m2624 ft) (by bus/flight an option)

Day 04: Pokhara to Ghandruk at (1940m6208 ft)

Day 05: Ghandruk to Tadapani at (2630m8416 ft)

Day 06: Tadapani to Bayali at (3574m11436 ft)

Day 07: Bayali to Khopra Danda at (3026m9683 ft)

Day 08: Explore day (Visit Khayar Lake)

Day 09: Khopra Danda to Swanta at (2270m7264 ft)

Day 10: Swanta to Ghorepani at (2860m9152 ft)

Day 11: Ghorepani to Pokhara

Day 12: Pokhara to Kathmandu (by bus/flight an option)

Day 13: Final departure day

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu

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

Day 02: Trek Preparation

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 over night.


Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus (flight is an option)

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.

Day 04: Pokhara to Ghandruk

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.

Day 05: Ghandruk to Tadapani

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.

Day 06: Tadapani to Bayali

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.

Day 07: Bayali to Khopradanda

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.

Day 08: Explore day (visit khayar lake)

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.

Day 09: Khopradanda to Swanta

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.

Day 10: Swanta to Ghorepani

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.

Day 11: Ghorepani to Pokhara

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.

Day 12: Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus (flight is an option)

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.

Day 13: Departure day

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.

Trip Includes:

  • Four nights accommodation including Kathmandu and Pokhara with twin sharing at tourist standard hotel (Bed and Breakfast)
  • All Ground transportation.
  • 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 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 require local and government tax.

Trip Excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fee and International flight.
  • Meal except 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.

: Sun Glasses

: Scarf Face Mask

: Fleece Bennie

: Sunscreen

: Cap stick

: Hand Towel

: Cold weather Down Jacket

: Wind Stopper

: Rain Coat

: Fleece Jacket and Trouser

: T-shirt (short or long selves)

: Trekking Trousers

: Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom(two pairs)

: Trekking Boots

: Socks and under wears

: Head torch

: Snow Gaiter(depends on trekking region)

: Camel Pack or water bottle

: Trekking Poles

: Day Pack minimum 25 L with side pocket to keep bottle

: Spare batteries for Camera

: Down Jacket

: Sleeping Bag

Fixed Departures