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Khopra Ridge Community Trek

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$ 1225


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Breakfast: 13
Lunch: 8
Dinner: 8
Car
Jeep
Hotel: 6 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 7 Night(s)

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Khopra Ridge Community Trek

Short and rewarding Khopra Ridge community trek is the newly promoted community base eco-trail that is situated in the Annapurna region at the altitude of 3,600m. Community trek is a great way to understand and get the first-hand experience of remote and cultural villages of Nepal. This trek is also known as the Myagdi Parbat Eco-Trek which was developed by the local communities to improve their economic condition and to build the school for their child’s betterment.If you are looking for off the beaten trek with fewer tourists than popular treks like Annapurna Base Camp trek, this community can be the best alternative that focuses on intimate villages and people, wildlife, and range of landscapes from forest to high alpine and panoramic view of mountains including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fang and Nilgiri. This trek also leads us to the holy lake named as ‘Kaire Lake’ which is little far from the Khopra Ridge. Around the Annapurna region, this Khopra Ridge only does yak farms where you can encounter yaks. The region is inhabited by Gurung and Magar ethnic communities. This short and best trip starts from Pokhara and passes through many villages including Ghandruk which is the biggest Gurung village and our trek will end at Nayapul.

Trip Code

KRCT62

Starts

Nayapul

Finishes

Nayapul

Duration

14 Days

Difficulty

Moderate

Group-Size

2 - 7

Age

Minimum 18

Seasons

Mar-May,Sep-Nov

Elevation

3660 m/ 12007.9ft

Trip View

1856

Activities

Trekking

Travel Style

Comfortable

Trip popularity

TRIP FACTS

  • Remarkable views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Nilgiri (7,061m), Bhara Shikhar (7,647m), Annapurna I (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6,997m) and Fang.
  • This trek visits the Khayar Lake, considered sacred by Hindus, high pastures and a temporary herder’s settlement, winds its way through rhododendron forests and through Tibetan-like villages.
  • Inhabited by Magar, Gurung, Kami, Damai and Kshetri-Brahmin people.
  • Best season is spring and autumn. 

Why this Trip

This trek is perfect for the people who have limited time for trekking but don't want to compromise on the beautiful sceneries of mountains, breathtaking sunrise, and traditional Gurung villages.

Trip Notes

  • •We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • •What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • •A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.

Brief Itinerary

We will welcome you and escort you to the hotel and explain the program further. In the evening we have a special dinner at the cultural restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Meal:

  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Airport transfer
  • Welcome dinner
Kathmandu is the cultural and historical capital of Nepal. Many places here symbolize art, history, architecture, and culture of Nepalese traditions. We visit many Hindu and Buddhist shrines throughout the tour with our knowledgeable guide.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • City tour
Today we drive to Pokhara which is known as ‘City of Lakes’. 6-8 hours’ drive and we reach there. Rest of time to enjoy the lakeside and walk around.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Drive to Pokhara
Early morning after having breakfast we leave Pokhara and drive to Nayapul. Nayapul is an entrance to Ghandruk Village. After reaching Nayapul we take short refreshment break and start our trek towards Ghandruk. After walking for quite a while we reach Ghandruk Village. At night local people gather up and entertain the guests with unique folk songs and typical dance of Gurung community.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Transfer to Nayapul
  • Trekking
After morning view of the mountain from Ghandruk, we start our trek towards Tadapani which is at an altitude 2,600m. We carry on to the trail for about 4 hours through a forest with rich vegetation to Tadapani. We’ll be staying overnight at a small village in the middle of the forest.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Looking at the early morning sunrise views we go further towards the Bayeli Kharke. It takes 5-6 hours to reach the Bayeli Kharke from the Tadapani. During this trek, we cross through the forest with the beautiful view of surrounding rhododendron trees and different varieties of flora also.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Today is the shortest day trek to Khopra Danda from Bayeli Kharke. Walking through the Bayeli Kharke and passing through the delightful forest we reach Khopra Danda after a 5 hours trek. Reaching there we can see the adorable view of mountains, including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fang and Nilgiri. From Khopra Danda viewpoint, we can also see the Kali Gandaki River flowing.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Early morning viewing the adorable view of mountains from Khopra Danda viewpoints we spend our whole day at the village and visit the holy lake Kaire which is a little bit far from the Khopra Danda. We also go to see the yak farm which is run by the local people of Khopra Ridge.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Day hike
Today we step down our trek towards the Swanta Village from Khopra Danda. It takes about 5-6 hours to reach there. We take a rest and overnight at the Swanta Village.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Descending from the Swanta Village today we step down towards the Ulleri which takes 5-6 hours to reach there. Passing through Ghorepani with Poon Hill and the rhododendron forest we reach Ulleri.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Nayapul is the place where we end our trek. To reach Nayapul we have to trek for 5 to 6 hours from Ulleri. After Ulleri, we drive towards Pokhara and we take rest.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Trekking
  • Drive to Pokhara
End of the trek and on this day we spend our whole day at Pokhara. We go early in the morning after breakfast in Bindhyabasini Temple. Then we go for boating on Begnas Lake and after boating at Begnas Lake we go for the Gupteswar Gupha Cave and Mahendra Gupha (House of Bats).

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Pokhara sightseeing
From Pokhara, we take our vehicle and head towards Kathmandu. We pass through Trishuli River and picturesque villages and it takes about 7 hours to arrive in Kathmandu Valley.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Drive to Kathmandu
After breakfast, our representative will take you to the airport 3hrs before the departure time.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

Activities:

  • Airport transfer

FAQS

Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transfered to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek, we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own, although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety.
Khopra Ridge Community Trek is a newly promoted community based eco trail that is situated in the Annapurna region which is a great way to understand and get the first hand experience of remote and cultural villages with beautiful sceneries of mountains, breathtaking sunrise and traditional Gurung and Magar ethnic communities.
Yes, Nepal can boast as one of the safest country in South Asia for women. You will find people very friendly and respectful towards foreigners especially towards women. As this trip is not so hard to finish, you won’t be having any difficulty while doing this trip.
We make sure to take security measures during your exploration trip to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you.
Khopra Ridge Community Trek provides a wide range of delicious western meals like Pasta, noodles, pizzas, bread, soup etc. Potatoes grown in this region are very delicious which is loved by all the trekkers. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are a great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek.
There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
We use private car, van and deluxe minibus with A/C depending on the size of the group for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Pokhara and Nayapul on private transportation and back. We also pick up and drop from the starting and ending point of trip on private car or jeep.
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for this trip. Although this trip can be taken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
Yes, of course. Your security is our first priority. In case of emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical condition, ask your tour leader to contact us ASAP so that we can manage helicopter for the rescue. You then will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
As trekking is a tiresome activity, you will have to be in comfortable condition. Pack your active wears and trekking pants along with warm jacket, thermal inner wear to escape severe cold. Needless to say that good shoe is very important for trekking in any particular areas. So invest in good shoes. As you will be trekking in Village areas, try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with local people without hesitation.
We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trip, consult the guide.
We contact the lodge/guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day. On other days, porters reach the destination on advance and book the rooms for you. But there are always going to be exceptions but even in those cases, we may have to be flexible about very basic sleeping arrangements. We always try to make sure that we have everything well arranged.
All our guides are reliable holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety.
You can charge your electronics in the hotel where you stay and spend your nights, by paying minimum amount inside the Kathmandu Valley and Pokhara. On the trekking days, you won’t be able to charge your electronics. The best idea always is to bring your own power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
While trekking around Annapurna region, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly.
If you need extra day to add on your trip, you will need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to your trip can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide’s schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all. So, we really do not recommend this to our clients unless there is an emergency case. But it is true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
Before coming to Nepal, make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trip without any complication.
Usually, we have to walk about 7-9 hours a day. But it shouldn't be taken as certain thing. Because number of hours of walk really depend on client’s speed. So it's really relative.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
You cannot use credit card during the trip. You have to withdraw your amount and change it into Nepali Rupees. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

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