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Khopra Ridge Community Trek

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$1,250USD

13 Days

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  • Duration:
  • 13 Days
  • Trip Level:
  • Moderate
    Paths can be rough, steep and have many ups and downs with some exposure to altitude. Early in the season expect snow patches at higher altitudes. Good health conditions and level of fitness are essential. Generally we attain the altitude between 900m to 3,000m.
  • Max Altitude:
  • 4100m
  • Activity:
  • Climbing involve with Rope and Ice Axe, Sightseeing and Trekking
  • Best Season:
  • March to May; October and November

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Khopra Ridge Community Trek is a marvellous adventure where exotic cultures blend together with natural beauty and Himalayan ethos to present trekkers with an experience that embeds itself into the minds for years. The trek is off-the-beaten-paths journey taking place in the gorgeous Annapurna region of Nepal. The trekking routes are adorned with unique topographical and edifying cultural hallmarks of the region giving surfeit of opportunities to enchant you during the length of the trip.
The Khopra Ridge Community Trek starts from the beautiful city of Pokhara- the second-largest metropolis of Nepal. In addition to being known as the “Tourist Hub” of the country, Pokhara is also situated close to the Annapurna Mountains, and its location right next to the pristine Phewa Lake makes it one of the most sought-after mainstream centres of tourism activity. From the city, the trekking journey continues on to the far-off settlements and villages of the region like the Syauli Bazaar, Dobato, and Chistibang among many. Although the Khopra Ridge Community Trek follows the same initial path as that of the famous ABC Trek, it diverts away from the main trail and instead meanders through the hidden valley into enveloped areas of the region. Because of this, the trekking journey is also one of the best alternative options for people who are looking for a journey that isn’t as crowded as other Annapurna treks. Moreover, the Khopra Ridge Community Trek also has many highlights; trekkers visit the beautiful Lake Kaire, situated above the Khopra Danda. Many trekkers even put forth the notion that the panoramic view of the Marsayangdi River valley and of the Annapurna Himalayas decorating the skyline of the river gorge is the most amazing view in the entire region. The Khopra Ridge Community Trek is a moderate trekking journey that anyone can do with relative ease. However, the best time to do the journey would be from March to May and September to December as these months present favourable weather conditions.

The Khopra Ridge Community Trek by Himalayan Recreation is one of the best off-beaten journeys of the Annapurna. The trekking package includes all of the best features and is made with the best services in accordance with transportation, accommodation, guide, and meals. It is an all-rounded journey that you surely do not want to miss out on!

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You may arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed by one of our staff members. He will help you to get to your Hotel in the city. Further plans and programs will also be conveyed to you. There is nothing else planned for the day, so you can check-into your Hotel and relax. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

This day is scheduled for you to have a wonderful sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu city. Especially, you will be visiting the four major UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. The sites include the Pashupatinath Temple, the Swayambhunath Stupa, the Kathmandu Durbar Square and the Boudhanath Shrine. Each of the sites of the city holds religious and historical significance and is important to the cultural continuity of the city’s people. Moreover, these sites are also built in unique architectural styles and showcase amazing dexterity via art done on the buildings. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

From Kathmandu, you will have your early morning flight to Pokhara. It takes about 30 minutes and you can enjoy the views of the mountain peaks on the journey. Upon landing in Pokhara, you can immediately see the majestic view of the Annapurna and the Machhapuchhre Himalayas. From here, you will then begin your trekking journey to Ghandruk, after driving to the Syauli Bazaar. The drive is quite pleasant as you will catch sights of the meandering river and the verdant hills. From Syauli Bazaar, you begin the trek to Ghandruk as you trek through lush forests. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.

From Ghandruk, you will trek through the rhododendron forest and lush alpine acreages to reach the village of Tadapani. The views of mountain peaks like the Hiunchuli (6441m), the Gangapurna (7454m), the Annapurna I (8091m) and the Annapurna South (7219m), along with Mount Machhapuchhre (6997m) among many others along the journey are quite spectacular. Along the way, you will also pass through small settlements and can see the local people going about their day, working on the terrace farms of rice and potatoes or herding cattle. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.

The trekking journey from Tadapani to Dobato consists of you making your way along the narrow track that is cut into the hillside. As you trek forward, you will be gaining elevation and can see the gushing river flowing far down below from the hill path. The path then eventually opens up and widen out into a vast pastureland. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.

From Dobato, you will be trekking to Upper Chistibang, passing through wide verdant Himalayan pastures until you reach lower Chistibang. From here, you will gradually ascent into the woods and continue on your path until Upper Chistibung. The woodlands here are home to many Himalayan birds, and while trekking- you can also spot several colorful Danphe birds roosting on the tree branches. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.

From Upper Chistibang, you will gently climb up the steep slope towards the Khopra Danda. When you reach Khopra Ridge, you can take in the amazing panoramic view of the entire Kali Gandaki River valley. From the ridge, you can also get amazing views of the Dhaulagiri Peak (8167m), Mount Nilgiri (7061m) and the Annapurna range. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.

Beginning the trek early in the morning, you will be making your way towards the sacred Kaire Lake. The trek is relatively pleasant, but the journey lacks tea houses, thus you will be packing your lunch today as there are no stops at teahouses along the way. The Kaire Lake is a sacred lake and has many Hindu shrines and small temples built on its banks. Along the journey, the looming view of Mount Fang (7647m) also adds to the natural beauty. After enjoying the lake and taking in the environment, you will trek back to Khopra Ridge.

From the Khopra Danda, you will trek steadily down the terrain and pass by the Himalayan meadows to reach the Swanta village, a traditional settlement that is situated in the rather hidden part of the region. It has beautiful traditional houses of mud and thatch roofs and you can see the villagers drying spices of cardamom and red chilly on the roofs in the afternoon sun. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.

From Swanta, you will descend through the fields to a small river where a river mill is situated. From here, you will make your way across the suspension bridge towards the village of Chitre, trekking through amazing rhododendron woods. Continuing further along the trail from here, you will then reach Ghorepani, from where you will then make way to Ulleri. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.

From Ulleri, you will then trek to the settlement of Nayapul, from where you will drive back to Pokhara. The trek from Ulleri to Nayapul is quite beautiful as you will be trekking up and down the hills and passing through terrace farms and pastures. Upon reaching Pokhara, you will be transferred to your Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

During the initial part of the day, you will have a sightseeing tour of the Pokhara city, where you can visit some of the city’s landmarks, like the Davis Fall, the Mahendra Cave and the Tal Barahi Temple located in the middle of the Phewa Lake. After spending time at Pokhara, you will fly back to Kathmandu, saying goodbye to the Annapurna Mountains one last time. Overnight say at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be transferred back to the airport from where you will depart.

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