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 3600m. 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 name 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. This 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 our trek will end at Nayapul.
Trip Code: KRCT62
Starts: Nayapul
Finishes: Nayapul
Duration: 14 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 18
Seasons: Mar-May,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 3660m/ 12007.9ft
Trip Views: 851
Activities: Trekking
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Breakfast: 13
Lunch: 8
Dinner: 8
Car
Jeep
Hotel: 6 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 7 Night(s)
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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.

speaker_notes 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.

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
    Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. We will welcome you and escort you to hotel and explain the program further. There are no planned activities for the day so check into the hotel. Enjoy overnight stay at the hotel. Trek briefing. Dinner at cultural restaurant.

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport Pick Up
    • Thamel Tour
    • Cultural Show
  • placeDAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
    Kathmandu is the cultural and historical capital of Nepal; many places here symbolize art, history, architecture, and culture of Nepalese tradition. You’ll visit many Hindu and Buddhist Shrine. Our city guide will make sure that you don’t miss out any important place.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Private transportation for sightseeing
    • Entrance Fee
    • Local foods
    • Food and wine tour(Optional)
  • placeDAY 3 : DRIVE TO POKHARA
    Today we drive to Pokhara which is known as ‘City of Lake’. 6 to 7 hours’ drive from the Kathmandu we reach the Pokhara. If time permits, upon reaching the Pokhara we go for the boating at the Phewa Lake and go for the evening walk in the Lakeside.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Transfer to Pokhara
    • Boating
  • placeDAY 4 : DRIVE TO NAYAPUL AND TREK TO GHANDRUK (1950M)
    Early morning after having the breakfast we leave the 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 the Ghandruk village. Upon reaching the fascinating Ghandruk village local people come to welcome and offer their hearty hospitality. At night local people gather up and entertain the guest with unique folk songs and typical dance of Gurung community.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Transfer to Nayapul
  • placeDAY 5 : TREK TO TADAPANI (2600M)
    After morning view of the mountain from the Ghandruk, we start our trek towards the Tadapani which is at an altitude 2600m. 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:

  • placeDAY 6 : TREK TO BAYELI KHARKA (3420M)
    Looking at the early morning sunrise views we went further our trek towards the Bayeli Kharke. It takes 5 to 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:

  • placeDAY 7 : TREK TO KHOPRA DANDA (3660M)
    Today is the shortest day trek to the Khopra Danda from the Bayeli Kharke. Walking through the Bayeli Kharke and passing through the delightful forest we reach the Khopra Danda after a 5 hours trek. Reaching the khopra, we can see the adorable view of mountains, including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fang and Nilgiri. From the Khopra Danda viewpoint, we can also see the Kali Gandaki river flowing.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 8 : EXPLORE KHOPRA DANDA, KAIRE LAKE (4500M)
    Early morning viewing the adorable view of mountains from the Khopra Danday we spend our whole day at the Khopra Danda and visit the holy lake Kaire Lake which is a little bit far from the Khopra Danda. We also go to see the Yak farm which is done by the people of Khopra Ridge.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 9 : TREK TO SWANTA VILLAGE (2200M)
    Today we step down our trek towards the Swanta village from the Khopra Danda. It takes about 5 to 6 hours to reach there. We take a rest and overnight at the Swanta village.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 10 : TREK TO ULLERI (2050M)
    Descending from the Swanta village today we step down towards the ulleri which will take 5 to 6 hours to reach there. Passing through the Ghorepani Poon hill and the Rhododendron forest we reach the Ulleri.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 11 : TREK TO NAYAPUL, DRIVE TO POKHARA
    Nayapul is the place where we end our trek. To reach the Nayapul we have to trek for 5 to 6 hours from the Ulleri. Reaching the Nayapul we drive towards the Pokhara and today we take rest at the Pokhara.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • transfer to Pokhara from Nayapul
  • placeDAY 12 : SIGHTSEEING AT POKHARA
    End of the trek today we spend our whole day at Pokhara. Today 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:

    • All Transfers
    • Entrance fee
  • placeDAY 13 : DRIVE TO KATHMANDU
    From Pokhara, we’ll take our vehicle and head towards Kathmandu. The Vehicle passes through Trishuli River and picturesque villages which takes about 7 hours to arrive in Kathmandu Valley, transfer to Hotel.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • placeDAY 14 : DEPARTURE
    Today we provide you complimentary Trekkers' Massage for relaxing your body ache because of the strenuous trek. After the Farewell Lunch, Our representative will escort you to Airport for your departure to your homeland.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    Activities:

    • Massage
    • Souvenir
    • Airport drop
  • Detail Inclusions
    • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle
    • Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing with breakfast
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu along with ticket fees
    • Accommodation during trek (or camping in case of need)
    • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
    • Authorized English-speaking guide along with required Porters for the trek
    • All applicable government tax
    • All expenses for all staff –meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation
    • Medical kit (carried by your leader)
  • Complimentary
    • Arrangement of tea, coffee during the trek
    • Get-to-know (welcome) and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
    • Map of Khopra Ridge
    • Occasional hot Shower during the trek
    • One mobile sim card for international calls(zero balance)
    • Souvenir from Nepal
    • Photos and videoes of the trip(if requested)
    • Certificate of appreciation(if requested)
  • Exclusions

    International flights; Nepalese visa fee;

    • Excess baggage charge(s) for the domestic flight;
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure;
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu;
    • Travel and rescue insurance;
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.);
    • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s); representative comes to take your airport from the hotel.


FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    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.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    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.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    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.
  • 5. Can I do solo trip ?
    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.
  • 6. For what purpose is this trip Popular ?
    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.
  • 7. Is Khopra Ridge Community Trek safe for women ?
    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.
  • 8. What about security during 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.
  • 9. What sort of food can I expect in this trip ?
    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.
  • 10. Can we get safe drinking water in this trip ?
    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.
  • 11. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    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.
  • 12. What is the best season for this trip ?
    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.
  • 13. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    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.
  • 14. What is appropriate dress for trip ?
    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.
  • 15. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trip, consult the guide.
  • 16. Are we sure to get room while making this trip ?
    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.
  • 17. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    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.
  • 18. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    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.
  • 19. Is there any communication while we are on this trip ?
    While trekking around Annapurna region, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly.
  • 20. Can I add extra days to my trip ?
    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.
  • 21. What immunizations will I need ?
    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.
  • 22. How many hours do I have to walk each day ?
    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.
  • 23. How will my booking be processed ?
    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.
  • 24. Can we use the credit card during the trip ?
    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.
  • 25. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    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.

Optional Activities

Paragliding

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Flying up above the sky is the dream of most of us. Paragliding, one of the most exciting and mind-blowing activities that take you towards the height and make you feel like a bird. Paragliding in Pokhara presents the splendid views of nature from up above. It is also known as a free-flying and foot-launched aircraft in which Pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing, whose shape is formed by the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing. 

Ultra-light

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Nepal is not only the trekker’s destination but also a destination for an adventure lover. Ultra-light flight is one of the best things you can do in Nepal. Where you can take a peek of magnificent snow-capped Himalayas, Kathmandu and Pokhara city. The choice of Pokhara Valley for ultra-light aircraft is appropriate because Pokhara is known for its extensive beauty. Without a trip to Pokhara, your Nepal tour is incomplete because the beautiful nature, green forest, and lakes are worth to take a glance of.  

Skydiving

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Sky diving is an amazing blend of elegance and excitement that can be performed in Nepal. It is a dive from high above the peak, right into the vast mountains to experience the adventure and thrill. Skydiving is an extreme sport which provides the best thrilling experience.

Mountain Flight

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Taking a mountain flight is one of the most exhilarating things you can do in Nepal. You can experience the beauty of those gigantic Himalayas within a minute through a mountain fight. Nepal is famous for the presence of an enormous number of mountain ranges and many visitors come to Nepal to conquer those vast mountains.

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