Nepal Govt. Reged. No:39829/2005

Khopra trek

Khopra trek

Khopra trek life time trekking experience

Khopra trek is very popular off the beaten path trekking which lies in the center of Annapurna region which splendid mountain view, give the opportunity to see the typical Nepali village lifestyle, local people culture and their way of living. It is also known as Khopra ridge trekking start from either from Nayapool or Tatopani. This trek route goes passing through spectacular and tranquil landscapes, beautiful Gurung and Magar villages, lush green Rhododendron, bamboo and alpine forests to the trip’s last and final destination, Khayer Lake 4500 meter (14763 feet) Khayer lake.

Khopra trek Source from Google Map From Khopra trek Mt Dhaulagiri 8167M and Mt Annapurna south, Nilgiri and so many peak you can see
Natural experience of Khopra trek

Khopra trek is a very best trek for natural experiences. This trek offers a great Himalayan view from poonhill. Poonhill is one of the best viewpoints in this trek for a sunrise view and mountain scenery from where you can see Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6800m), Nilgiri (6600m), close view Annapurna South face (7219m), Hiuchuli (6441m), And extra beautiful gifted by nature God sacred holy khayar Lake situated at 4700m bottom of Annapurna South. The same view gets even closer to Khopra Danda(3660m) but very close. To get final destination people have to hike around 7 hours to Khayer lake and 3 Hours to Back on Khopra Danda.

Hot springs will be while on Khopra trek.

There is a natural hot spring at Tatopani, you can cleanse yourself spiritually in natural hot springs with bathing. Nepalese people believe that the water has a healing quality that eases away your aches and pains so there are many Nepalese pilgrimage people who take bath.

People and Culture that we encounter at Khopra trek

The locals during the trek, trekkers will see is mixed ethnic groups. There are Brahmans , Chhetris, Gurung, Thakali, Magar and Poon inhabitants. Mostly there are Poon and Magar people in the area which people famous for Gurkha regiment. Buddhist religion is practiced by this area people. Lhosar and Budhha Jayanti are main festivals however they also celebrate Dashain and Tihar festival.

Getting there and away

Like other treks of Annapurna Khopra trek also starts and ends in Pokhara – second biggest city and the most beautiful city of Nepal. Pokhara is 200km to west from Kathmandu. Airline Like Buddha, Yeti and simrik do a daily flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara which fares is about USD 122.00 per person. There is daily tourist bus service from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 7-8 hours but the fares are different with the standard of the Bus. The cost for the tourist bus starts from 8 USD to 22 USD.

How difficult is Khopra trek?

Khopra trek is Moderate type of trek. Moderate Trek which is also called medium type of trek which is neither easier nor so much difficult. It is quite longer and difficult than the easy trek with walking 6 hours in a day. Moderate type of trekking is walking below 4500M height and involves the walk up and down the hill with the near view of snow capped mountain.

khopra trek difficulty The Height of the place in meter
Khopra Trek Itinerary

The prescribed itinerary is designed for 13 days. However, we can even customized trek staying on your time constraint. We can make it a little bit longer if we start this trek from Mohare Danda. This trek can be done even in short period than 13 Days if we do it from Swanta and come back through the same way. We will manage your itinerary as per your time and interest.

Why do people love Khopra trek

This is the new easy and trekking trail of Nepal as well as comparatively less costly than other routes of Nepal.
It has totally beautiful landscapes as well as green forest in each place that you go. Here are some reason why people love Khopra trek/Khayer lake trek

  • It is New trekking trail of Nepal
  • People are so friendly in this route
  • It is the Moderate trekking trail of Nepal
  • The khopra/ Khayer lake trek is very less touristic trek of Nepal
  • There are stone paved stairs on the way so it is easier
  • Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Dhaulagiri 8167M, Mt Annapurna 8091M, Annapurna south 7219M, Fishtail(Holy Mountain 7000M) and many other peaks can be seen within a very short distance
  • Trekkers have to pay just ACCAP Permits as well as TIMS Permits which is just 30$
  • The highest point the Trek is just 45000M at Khayer lake, but that is day hike, the maximum height that trekker have to sleep is 3660M.
  • You can see the biggest forest of rhododendron tree, if you go to February end, March and April whole forest is full of Flowers.
  • Most of the hotel, they have a WI-FI even in Khopra danda there is WIFI
  • There is a communication everywhere on this trek route, most of the place

Khopra trek Highlights

  • Seven-hour scenic drive to Pokhara on the way you would see Trisuli river, where people do rafting during the day.
  • Magnificent fewa Lake which is one of the Largest lake of Nepal and in the middle of Lake there is Hindu Shrine called tal Barahai Temple which can be explored by boat only.
  • Enchanting Sunrise and Panoramic view of Mt. Dhaulagiri to Mt Fishtail from Poon hill (3210m) Close up view of Mt Machhapurchhre(6993 meters) , Annapurna I(8091 meters), Annapurna ii (7995 meters), Tent Peak(5,663 meters), Annapurna Frank, Gandrava Chuli, Hinchuli Peak, the same view even closer from dharmadanda on way to dobato and even from khopradanda.
  • Very splendid view from khopra, from here you can see whole view of Dhaulagiri (8167 Meter), Tukuche Peak, Marpha Peak, Dhaulagiri II, Dhaulagiri III, Annapurna South (7219 Meter), Hinchuli (6400 Meter), Nilgiri and most of the important think is the Khayer Lake which is in front of Annapurna South Leap.
  • Very thick and green forest of Oak, pine, chimal, Rhododendron tree as well as some wild animals like wild goat, sometimes if you are lucky you may also see snow leopard.
  • Beautiful terraces with rice field and farm house, Friendly Gurung and Magar people and their hospitality

Khopra trek outline itinerary

Day From To Altitude Time Duration
1 Your Destination Kathmandu 1350 M, 4430 FT. Your time
2 Kathmandu Sightseeing 1350 M, 4430 FT. 7 Hours
3 Kathmandu Pokhara 800 M, 2625 FT. 7 Hours
4 Pokhara Tikhedhunga 1577 M, 5177 FT. 5.30 Hours
5 Tikhedhunga Ghorepani 2874 M, 9430 FT. 6 Hours
6 Ghorepani Dobato 3350 M, 10990 FT. 7 Hours
7 Dobato Khopra Danda 3660 M, 12007 FT. 7 Hours
8 Khopra Danda to Hike Khayer lake Khopra Danda 4500 M, 14763 FT. 9.30 Hours
9 Khopra Danda Swanta 2200 M, 7218 FT. 6.30 Hours
10 Swanta Tatopani 1200 M, 3937 FT. 6 Hours
11 Tatopani Pokhara 800 M, 2625 FT. 3 Hours
12 Pokhara Kathmandu 1350 M, 4430 FT. 7 Hours
13 Kathmandu Your Destination N/A N/A

Khopra Trek detail itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft.

    On arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received by our official representative then transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel

  • Day 02:Sightseeing in Kathmandu

    It is the second day of you Nepal trip. Sightseeing in Kathmandu means you would have a opportunity to explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites and you learn about history and cultures of Nepal. (If you are not interested or have not sufficient time we won’t sightseeing).
    Service Included: Guide Service for Sightseeing, transportation and Accommodation in Bed and Breakfast Plan

  • Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 7 hours

    After having breakfast we will take taxi or by walk to go to Kantipath where we would take the bus to Pokhara which takes 7 Hours from Kathmandu. During the drive you will also see the landscape and Trisuli River Rafting as well.
    Service Included: Transportation, Hotel Accommodation in Bed and breakfast Plan.

  • Day 04:Drive from Pokhara to Nayapool 1.30 Hours then trek 4 hours trekking to tikhedhunga..

    we would hire a private vehicle for the drive to reach Nayapool. As we are in Nayapool, we start our trek to Birethanti. In Birethanti we check our permits and TIMS and walk towards tikhedhunga through the Bank of the river. At first, it would be warm Climate then we continue our journey to Tikhedhunga passing through several small villages. Afterward we ascend gently to the final destination of the day. Overnight at Guesthouse.
    Service Included: Transportation, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 05:Trek to Ghorepani village (2874m) 6 Hours

    Today, we ascend more than three thousand stairs at first to reach Ulleri (2070m.) from Ulleri we again need to climb slowly ascend up to Banthanti. During the journey, you will see a good view of Machhapuchhare known as mount Fish Tail (6997m.) Now trail is quite easier that passes through Rhododendron and shadowy trees to Ghorepani village. Overnight at Guesthouse.
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation

  • Day 06:Hike to Poon Hill (3210m/10,497 ft) Then Trek to Dobato (3,350m/10,990ft)

    Today very early in the morning around 4.45 am we hike together to Poon Hill (3210m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m) and other snow-capped mountains in the morning then trek down to Ghorepani. Heaving Breakfast we trek further to Deurali, During the trek same view can be seen from here as well. From Deurali we leave the main trekking trail then we goes to forest then up and down many times as we reach to in front of the cave near from the river we climb all the way up to Dharma Danda which is the best viewpoint to see all himalyan view from here we won’t see big plant but only grass land where we can see cattle grazing. As we climb up to the small cattle shelter the 20 minutes down to Dobato. Stay Overnight at Dobato.
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation

  • Day 07:Trek from Dobato (3,350m/10,990ft) to Shristibang (2800m) then Khopra Danda 3660 Meter

    Today we walk all the day through big forest which is mostly covered by bamboo, oak, hododendron and many other plants, the way is quite smaller as well as steep. We can see different species of flower. On the way to shristibang there is a animal shelter and a lot of pasture as well. The way goes sometimes up and sometime down up to shristibang which is located at the elevation at 2800meter from sea level. There are two community lodges in shristibang. This is lunch camp, we do lunch here then ready to climb for 2.30 hours to Khopra Ridge.This climbing is quite tough but very enjoyable because we can see different diversity in few hours as well as yak.
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation

  • Day 08:Trek to khayer Lake (4,500m/14,763ft): 8-9 hours

    We start hiking around 6:0 clock in the morning to the khayer Lake from where we attain excellent views of the Annapurna Fang and surrounding mountains like Annapurna south, Nilgiri. Khayer Lake considered as a sacred lake by the Hindu peoples, it is believed that bathing in the lake will help to go to Nirvana after death. As Hinduism and Buddhism are interrelated, we can even see a number of Hindu and Buddhist shrines on the lakeside. It takes 2 hours to back to the khopra lake from here . Khayer lake is the highest point of this trekking which is situated at the height of 4500 Meter from sea Level.
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation

  • Day 09:Trek to Swanta Village (2,200m/7,217ft): 5-6 hours

    After heaving the breakfast we go descend down to the shristibang through the steep trail. During the down we will see the forest thicker as well as bigger. We go down further 1 hour up to the river. We should cross the bridge then follow the small trail that goes sometime up and sometime down it takes 1 -2 hours further to reach a swanta . Overnight in Swanta village.
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation

  • Day 10:Trek Swanta to Tatopani (1200m) 5-6 hours

    Today after we take our breakfast we start to go down all way up to the river. Crossing the river we take the motorway too reach the Sikha Village. We will check our permits and TIMS over here. Then we follow the local stone paved stairs to go Down soon we will reach to Ghara. Ghara village is the example of Agro-Farm where we can see a lot of vegetables are a plant if this is season otherwise it is just a rice field. Crossing the ghara village we would reach to Durbindanda. From Durbindanda we go descend via stone paved stairs to the kaligandaki River. When we cross the Kaligandaki Bridges we must follow the motorway that takes 15 Minutes to reach the Tatopani Village where we can do Hot springs Bath. Overnight at Guest House.
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation

  • Day 11:Drive back to Pokhara(5 to 6 hours)

    We take the local bust that goes all the way via kaligandaki River . it takes about 2 hours to reach the Beni. Beni is the district headquarter of Myagdi from here we take the Micro Bus to Pokhara it also takes 2 hours. We do little sightseeing if you are interested otherwise you can enjoy the view of Lake yourself.
    Service Included: Breakfast, transportation and accomidation

  • Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu 6 Hours or Flight 30 Minutes

    We take the tourist bus or Flight Back to Kathmandu
    Service Included: Transportation and Hotel Accommodation with B and B Plan

  • Day 13: Back to your own country

    Service Included: Breakfast, transportation and accomidation

Khopra trek cost includes

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 night’s twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan for 2 Nights
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days
  • Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs

Khopra trek cost excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Other things which are not mentioned above
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by Monas hanselmanan on www.poonhillguide.com
Khopra trek was awesome

I did khopra trek with poonhillguide which was awesome experience. Everything was well managed. Our Guide Lila was great guide who always care and inspired us. You guys have done really good job to us. unfortunately we can not post photos sorry for this. We always recommend you guys

Thank you so much for your review. Lila and depen has also asked you a lot.

by Patric Hermanan on www.poonhillguide.com
The best trek i have ever done.

In 2017 May, we made off the beaten trek to Khopra ridge / khayar lake. Shreeram was very helpful in communication with fast respond and friendly. We trek about 10 days with our outstanding Guide Shreeram and smiling porters Dependra, Raj and Ramesh. Our guide booked room in advance by phone and took us over the Khopra hill, the view was almost outstanding and better than poonhill. It proves that he and his team were far better than a good company. The whole entire team members are caring, experienced and attentive to trekker's individual demands. They also organized Kathmandu city tour including world heritage sites and amazing Mountain flight. The price was cheaper compared with other companies. They are superb companions of exploration in Nepal! Looking forward to enjoying another beautiful journey with you guys!

Thank you so much for your response and review. your feedback is always precious to us. we will always keep in touch with you. Once again thank you for your responce

by David Jhones on www.poonhillguide.com
Best trekking guide team

There are certain things that should be on the perfect guide Mr Shreeram is the Example of of this. We got a exceptional service from him. We booked the trip from Germany. We had a lot of discussions before we go to Nepal. We were so much excited to explore the Nepal by ourself. 4 member of us went to Nepal March 18 2018, at first we were so confused about choosing the route. he gave us idea of Khopra trek with poon hill. we wanted to go peaceful place. so we have chosen this one. We were glad that we choose that. the scenery was just perfect. the mountain was so beautiful. we saw a yak pasture and yak over there. there was a lot of Pet animal in the forest. the flowers are just amazing.
we want to say thank you for that great arrangement to Mr. Shreeram who been our perfect guide and his team. they were simply amazing humans who never get's sad.we would recomend him highly to everyone
see you soon in Nepal

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Khopra trek facts

  • Difficulty:Moderate
  • Duration:13 Days
  • Accommodation: By requirement
  • Trip Style:Tea House
  • RegionAnnapurna
  • MealsFull Board on trek
  • Altitude4500 Meter
  • Group-Size1-18 Person
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Route:Pokhara-Nayapool-Ghorepani-Dobato-Shristibang-Khopra Danda- Khayer Lake-Swanta-Tatopani-Pokhara

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