Khopra trek 7 days or khopra ridge community trek is very popular off the beaten path trekking which lies in the center of Annapurna region. This trek 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 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.

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.

Overview of Khopra Trek

Trek Name
Khopra Ridge/Danda Trek
Duration:7 days trek, 2 days in Kathmandu
2 days in Pokhara but this can be up and down as per your time frame
Max. elevation:4500 Meter, Khayer lake
StartNaya Pul or Ulleri
EndsPokhara, Tatopani
Best TimeSpring and Autumn Season
Permits:TIMS and ACCAP Permits
AccommodationTea House

Why khopra trek is best in Annapurna region

Khopra trek is best trek in Annapurna region because this is the new easy and trekking trail of Nepal as well as comparatively less costly than other routes of Nepal. It is less crowded and more remote in Annapurna region.
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
  • Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Dhaulagiri 8167M, Mt Annapurna 8091M, Annapurna south 7219M, Fishtail(Holy Mountain 7,000M) 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 4,500M at Khayer lake, but that is day hike, the maximum height that trekker have to sleep is 3,660M.
  • 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 the Lake there is a 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 the 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 thing 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 a wild goat, sometimes if you are lucky you may also see a snow leopard.
  • Beautiful terraces with rice field and farmhouse, Friendly Gurung and Magar people and their hospitality

Khopra ridge trek difficulty

if you are willing to know Khopra ridge trek difficulty then Khopra trek is a Moderate type of trek. Moderate Trek is also called a medium type of trek which is neither easier nor so much difficult. It is quite long and difficult than the easy trek with walking 6 hours a day. A moderate type of trekking is walking below 4500M height and involves the walk up and down the hill with the near view of a snow-capped mountain.

Khopra Ridge Trek itinerary

Khopra Trek itinerary or Khopra Ridge Trek itinerary can be customize as per your needs, we are here to make the itinerary and organized the trip as per your time frame. Here we have presented the Khopra Ridge Trek itinerary of 13 days all and all but this can be shortened or longer as well.

DayFromToAltitudeTime Duration
1Your DestinationKathmandu1350 M, 4430 FT.Your time
2KathmanduSightseeing1350 M, 4430 FT.7 Hours
3KathmanduPokhara800 M, 2625 FT.7 Hours
4PokharaTikhedhunga1577 M, 5177 FT.5.30 Hours
5TikhedhungaGhorepani2874 M, 9430 FT.6 Hours
6GhorepaniDobato3350 M, 10990 FT.7 Hours
7DobatoKhopra Danda3660 M, 12007 FT.7 Hours
8Khopra Danda to Hike Khayer lakeKhopra Danda4500 M, 14763 FT.9.30 Hours
9Khopra DandaSwanta2200 M, 7218 FT.6.30 Hours
10SwantaTatopani1200 M, 3937 FT.6 Hours
11TatopaniPokhara800 M, 2625 FT.3 Hours
12PokharaKathmandu1350 M, 4430 FT.7 Hours
13KathmanduYour DestinationN/AN/A

khopra trek 7 days

khopra trek 7 days is a short but very unique itinerary to explore the beauty of Khopra Trek within a short period of time. This trek goes from the beautiful village-like, Ghandruk, Tadapani, Dobato, Bayeli, Shirstibung to the Khopra danda. Khopra Danda is the ultimate place to stay from here to Khayer lake you have to day hike to explore the Khayer lake.

khopra trek 7 days itinerary

khopra trek 7 days itinerary is the shortest itinerary that we organize the trek to the Khopra lake, it suits those who have a very short period of holiday in Nepal. To save time you can do flights both way from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu. So all and all you can do this trip if you have 9 days in Nepal including arrival and Departure

khopra trek 7 days itinerary

khopra trek 7 days itinerary is the shortest itinerary that we organize the trek to the khopra lake, it suits those who have a very short period of holiday in Nepal. To save time you can do flights both way from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu. So all and all you can do this trip if you have 9 days in Nepal including arrival and Departure

  • Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1050m) then Trek to Ghandruk (1940m) – 5 hrs

    The first day of your trek starts drive from Pokhara and ends at Nayapool, if you want to drive further that is ok. But by walk to Ghandruk it takes about 5-6 hours to trek

  • Day 02: Trek to Tadapani from Ghandruk 2765 Meter

    Nice walking through the forest on the way to Tadapani, you can actually see the Mt. Fishtail and other mountains Including the Annapurna South.

  • Day 03: Dobato from Tadapani 3250 Meter

    Trekking through the rhododendron forest to Dobato, Staying overnight at Dobato Next morning you can see the Magnificent view of Mulde peak

  • Day 04: Trek to Khopra Ridge 3560 Meter

    With the beautiful walking through the Bamboo and Rhododendron forest, you can reach to Shristibang where, you will do Lunch and further walk to Khopra Ridge

  • Day 05: Trek to Khayer lake then trek down to Shristhibang

    You can hike to khayer lake which takes about 5-6 Hours to go and come back to khopra Danda, then we descend down to Shrshthibang.

  • Day 06: Trek to Ghorepani 3200 Meter

    Nice walk through the dense forest to Ghorepani, Stay Overnight Here

  • Day 07: Trek to Nayapool and Drive to Pokhara

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 day at Kathmandu

    It is the second day of your Nepal trip. Sightseeing in Kathmandu means you would have an opportunity to explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites and you learn about the history and cultures of Nepal. (If you are not interested or have not sufficient time we won’t sightseeing)

  • Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 7 hours

    After having breakfast we will take a 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 a warm Climate then we continue our journey to Tikhedhunga passing through several small villages. Afterwards we ascend gently to the final destination of the day. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • 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 the trail is quite easier that passes through Rhododendron and shadowy trees to Ghorepani village. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • 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 go to the forest then up and down many times as we reach the front of the cave near the river we climb all the way up to Dharma Danda which is the best viewpoint to see all Himalayan view from here we won’t see big plant but only grassland 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 day through the big forest which is mostly covered by bamboo, oak, rhododendron 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 an animal shelter and a lot of pasture as well. The way goes sometimes up and sometime down up to Shristibang which is located at an 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 a few hours as well as yak.

  • 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 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 sometimes up and sometime down it takes 1 -2 hours further to reach a Swanta. Overnight in Swanta village.

  • 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 to 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 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 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.

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

    We take the local bust that goes all the way via Kali Gandaki River . it takes about 2 hours to reach Beni. Beni is the district headquarter of Myagdi from here we take the Micro Bus to Pokhara it also takes 2 hours. We do a 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 accommodation

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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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
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