Introduction to Khopra Ridge Trek
Khopra Ridge Trek is one of the moderate treks in the Annapurna region which offers views of beautiful mountains like Annapurna I (8,091m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Nilgiri (7,061m), Machhapuchhre (6,997m), Bhara Shikhar (7,647m), Hiunchuli (6,441m), and more. This Khopra Ridge Trek is a great way to experience the beauty of the Himalayan landscape and mountain range.
This off-the-beaten trail trek takes you away from the busy trails and offers a unique view of the amazing mountains, beautiful settlement, Crystal River, holy lake, rhododendron forests, etc.
The area is mainly inhabited by Gurungs and Magars where you will experience the diversity of cultures. Far from modern life, they have well preserved their traditions and culture. They live a simple life and are always ready to give a warm welcome to their guests with smiling faces.
Compared to other trekking trails in the Annapurna region, this trail is less crowded and quiet trekking. With an altitude of fewer than 4,000 meters, it is suitable for trekkers of all age groups. Khopra Hills (3,640m) is the panoramic viewpoint center of this Khopra Ridge Trek from where you will see the Himalayan views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and 15 other amazing snow-covered mountains.
Visit A Beautiful Kaire Lake
This Khopra Ridge Trek attracts travelers who want to experience solitary travel in the remote areas of the Annapurna region. Another major attraction of this Khopra Ridge Trek is the beautiful Kaire Lake. Kaire Lake is the sacred lake of the locals.
Ethnic villages, wildlife encounters, panoramic views of the mountains, alpine forests, and lush vegetation are the attractions of the trek. You will observe the ethnic people living in this region whose traditions and Himalayan lifestyles are different from the modern lifestyle.
Although it is a newly opened trekking trail, it can be operated in a tea house/lodge. Normal physical fitness is enough to do this moderate-level trekking. Once in a lifetime, this wonderful place to spend your vacation will be amazing.
Spring and autumn are the best time for Khopra Ridge Trek. But we arrange treks throughout the year according to your wish and vacation time. The number of trekkers coming in these two seasons is higher than in other seasons as the morning is also clear in these seasons.
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Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) - 7 to 8 hours.
Drive Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1,940m) - 5 to 6 hours walk.
Ghandruk to Tadapani (2,590m) - 4 to 5 hours walk.
Tadapani to Bayerka Kharka (3,420m) - 6 to 7 hours walk.
Bayerka Kharka to Upper Chistibung (2,975m) - 4 to 5 hours walk.
Upper Chistibung to Khopra Ridge (3,660m) - 3 to 4 hours walk.
Visit the Kaire Lake from Khopra Ridge.
Khopra Ridge to Swanta Village (2,200m) - 5 hours walk.
Swanta Village to Ulleri (1,960m) – 6 hours walk.
Ulleri to Nayapul (5 hours walk) and drive to Pokhara (2 hours).
Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu - 7 hours
Frequently asked questions about this trip
Have just returned from my fourth trip to Nepal and as always Odyssey Treks organized everything superbly. We visited Makalu relatively late in the season and were rewarded with empty trails and amazing weather. Karma was as entertaining, friendly, and informative as ever along with Ang Dawa Sherpa who together made the three weeks perfect.
They also organized a few days to Helambu at short notice as I had some time spare, all done easily and professionally. Thanks for the company both and I will be back again. I cannot recommend Odyssey highly enough as a genuinely friendly, locally based company that provides not only unforgettable experiences but also great service at a very reasonable cost.
I have just returned from the trip of a lifetime. Always wanted to visit and see the Himalayas and to have completed the trip with the most excellent hosts really made the trip come alive. Odyssey took care of everything and ensured that we experienced real Nepalese hospitality. We climbed up to 3700 meters, saw Ganesh Himal, experienced true excitement on the trek, ate superbly produced fresh food along the route..and above all met some amazing people. Thanks to Karma, Rinji, and our fantastic porters…without you guys it wouldn’t have happened!! All the best. Alex