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1. It takes you through some less crowded sections of Annapurna region
2. Khopra Ridge is the best vantage point for mountains and sunrise/ sunset views
3. Khaire lake is a serene holy lake that lies in the backdrop of beautiful Himalayas
4. Walk along a lush and charming route full of eco-diversity and biodiversity
5. Explore people and their lifestyle as you walk pass the ethnic settlements in the region
Khopra Danda Trek is a newly introduced trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Unlike other busier routes in the Annapurna region, Khopra Danda Trek follows a less crowded; off the beaten natured trekking trail that offers some stunning views of mountains at its best version. Khopra Danda Trek is nothing less than any other treks in the Annapurna region in terms of natural glory and impressive mountain views. Maybe that’s why it is not getting popular as one of the best short treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Many people who prefer less crowded trail has taken this trek as an alternative to the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. And, yes, the Khopra Danda offers more spectacular views of mountains and sunrise than from the Poonhill.
Khopra Ridge is now considered as one of the best locations to applaud the undisturbed views of mountains in Annapurna massif. It is located away from the main busier trails of Annapurna and passes through some interesting villages and lush forests. The ridge in itself provides some impressive views of mountains in Annapurna range that includes Annapurna I, II, IV, Annapurna South, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, Macchapucchre Himal, Lmajung Himal and many more. The pristine environment, fresh air and panoramic views of mountains from the ridge make Khopra Ridge Trek an unforgettable experience.
There is a holy lake called Khaire lake near the Khopra ridge. A walk to the lake from the ridge adds a bit of adventure to the trek. The serene lake in the backdrop of snow-clad Himalayas, it’s truly magical. Khopra Ridge Trek starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu city to the touristic hub of Pokhara. From Pokhara, we drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk. Leaving Ghandruk, we head towards Tadapani. We then diverge from the busier routes of Annapurna regions and head towards some isolated sections. We walk pass beautiful lush forests to Bayeli Kharka and then climb up to Upper Chistibung. We further walk up to Khopra ridge which the ultimate destination of our Khopra Ridge Trek. From the top of the ridge, one can witness some spectacular views of the snow-clad mountains. Leaving the ridge, we walk towards Khaire lake which is another attraction of this trek. After some wonderful moments in Khopra ridge and Khaire lake, we get down to the village of Ulleri and then to Pokhara. The trek concludes with a drive back to Kathmandu. For the more experienced hiker, Annapurna circuit trek is the best option in this region
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Welcome to Nepal. A representative from Eye on Himalaya Treks and Expedition P. Ltd will welcome you at the airport and transfer to a hotel in Kathmandu. For the remaining time, you can rest at your hotel and make yourself with the new environment. Tonight at Kathmandu.
Today, as a part of your sightseeing day tour, you will be driven to different UNESCO listed heritage sites around Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath stupa, Pashupatinath temple, and Boudhanath stupa are included in today’s day tour. If you need anything for your climbing journey ahead, you can buy some last-minute items today. You can also utilize this day for trek preparation purposes. Tonight at Kathmandu.
Early in the morning, after breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel for a long drive to Pokhara city, another major city in Nepal. We drive for around six to seven hours along Prithvi Highway enjoying the wonderful views of countryside Nepal, lush hills, valleys, and rivers along our way. On reaching Pokhara city, you will be dropped at a hotel in Pokhara. In the evening, you can walk to lakeside Pokhara to admire the serenity of the lake and wilderness of mountains. Tonight at Pokhara.
After breakfast, we get ready for the journey ahead. we jump into our ride for a short drive to Nayapul which is the commencement point of the trek. We drive towards Nayapul via Lumla enjoying the beauty of terraced farmland, village and alpine vegetation round. From Nayapul, we start walking towards Ghandruk, a popular Gurung village in the region. We follow a charming trail full of gorgeous mountain views to Ghandruk. Upon arrival, we enjoy the great hospitality of local people in a guesthouse in Ghandruk. Tonight at Ghandruk.
Leaving Ghandruk village, we follow a trail that goes up to the village of Deurali. We traverse through the forests of rhododendron and oak to a small pass that leads us to the small settlement of Tadapani. If you are traveling in spring, you will be able to see the whole forests blossom with colorful flowers. It is truly a magical experience to travel the place in spring. Tonight at Tadapani.
Today, we traverse from the popular trail of Annapurna region into an off beaten path. We follow a less-traveled remote route that will lead us to the Khopra ridge in the coming days. We walk pass the forests of rhododendron and oak to enter into a place that used to be used by the villagers for grazing buffalo, goats and sheep. We walk pass the vast pasturelands and continue up to the Bayerli Kharka. Bayerli Kharka is a huge grassland that offers some astounding views of Mt. Dhaulagiri. Tonight at Bayerli Kharka.
From Bayerli Kharka, we climb up through a grassy slope to enter into huge pastureland. We pass many yak herders, summer settlements, grazing yaks and dzopkos (cross of yak and cows) on the way to Upper Chistibung. If lucky, we may encounter some colorful pheasant that are frequently seen in this region. Some people have even seen Himalayan Thar on this route. We follow our trail up until we reach Upper Chsitibung. Tonight at Upper Chistibung.
We leave Upper Chistibung and make our way through the alpine meadows and pasturelands to the top of the ridge known as Khopra ridge. One we get on the ridge, we will be blessed with some amazing views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna Himal and other peaks in the range. Today, we stay at Khopra ridge admiring the breathtaking views of mountains. Tonight at Khopra Ridge.
We wake up early to catch the views of the sunrise over the mountains right before our eyes. It’s a surreal experience to see mountains as soon as we open our eyes from sleep. After breakfast in the ridge, we down to the Khire Lake near the ridge. Even from the lake, we will be rewarded with some magnificent views of mountains and wild landscapes around us. Tonight at Khaire Lake.
Another pleasing day when we wake up just beside the Khaire lake with amazing views of mountains in the backdrop. We explore around the lake for a while and follow a trail that will lead us to Swanta village. We walk pass the isolated terrain full of terraced farmlands, forests and wonderful views of mountains to Swanta village. Tonight at Swanta village.
Leaving Swanta village, we continue through the trail that will lead us to main trail of Ghorepani Poonhill today. Slowly, we can notice people and a bit of moment in the trail. As we emerge out of the isolated trail, we continue through the lush forests of rhododendron and oak towards a large village of Ulleri. Here, we can interact with people and get some insights on their culture, custom and lifestyle. Tonight at Ulleri.
Today, we leave Ulleri and descend down to Nayapul via villages like Birenthanti and Ttikhedhunga. As soon as we reach Nayapul, we catch a vehicle that will drive us back to the Pokhara. In the evening, we can walk towards the lakeside Pokhara and explore the vibrancy of the city. It is a wonderful experience to be there in Pokhara. Tonight in Pokhara.
Today, we take a scenic drive along the highway and return back to the capital city of Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be dropped at your hotel room in Kathmandu. You can relax at the hotel for the rest of the time. Tonight at Kathmandu.
Your prescheduled holiday in Nepal ends and it’s time to depart! You will be dropped at the airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Hope you have a great time with Eye on Himalaya Treks and Expeditions P. Ltd!