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Khopra Ridge Trek - 12 days

  • Khopra Ridge Trekking
  • Mt. Dhaulagiri view Khopra Danda Trekking
  • Mt. Fishtail and other peaks view Khopra Ridge trekking

 Trip Info

Trip Code: DHA/KRT-12
Destination: : Nepal
Trekking Duration: 8 days
Trek Type : Tea House Basis
Grade:
Maximum Elevation : 3,660M.
Avg. hours of walk / day : 5 hours
Best Month of the Year : March to May and September to November
Hotel Accommodation : 4 nights, 3 star twin shared BB basis
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Brief Introduction to Khopra Ridge Trek

Despite being in the heart of the popular Annapurna region, Kopra Ridge has only recently been developed as a trekking destination and is therefore less crowded than the more well-known trails in the area (at least for now!) The Kopra Ridge trek is particularly suitable for mixed ability trekkers looking for a two-week experience within easy road access of Pokhara.  

Trekkers can expect to amble through a variety of scenery – including vibrant rhododendron forests, terraced rice fields, and alpine landscapes. This Kopra Ridge trek also includes Poon hill & Ghorepani area, along the way trekkers can’t only catch a glimpse of local wildlife and experience panoramic views of iconic Himalayan landmarks, such as Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Nilgiri (7,061 m), Bharha Shikhar (7,647 m) and Annapurna I (8,091 m) but also very splendid and magnificent view of sunrise. Around every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek. As the sun touches the snow-capped summits, the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna along with a maze of other peaks slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes.
 
The teahouses along the trail will provide a welcome rest at the end of the day, as well as a rare glimpse into the culture of the warm and hospitable Gurung and Magar communities who manage them.

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Local cultures of Thakali, Gurung’s community
  • Stunning views of Mt. Dhaulagiri & Mt. Annapurna and many others.
  • Less crowded than normal Annapurna treks

DETAILS ITINERARY

Day 1

Arrival in KTM, transfer to hotel, trek briefing

Arrival in KTM, transfer to hotel, trek briefing









 

Day 2

Tour, necessary preparation & packing

Tour, necessary preparation & packing

Day 3

Fly to Pokhara(900m); drive to Ghorepani (1,920m) via Nayapul (5hrs)

Fly to Pokhara(900m); drive to Ghorepani (1,920m) via Nayapul (5hrs)

Day 4

Trek to Tadapani (2,590m) – 5 hours

Trek to Tadapani (2,590m) – 5 hours

Day 5

Trek to Bayali Kharka (3,420m) – 6 hours

Trek to Bayali Kharka (3,420m) – 6 hours

Day 6

Trek to Upper Chistibung (2,9750m) – 6 hours

Trek to Upper Chistibung (2,9750m) – 6 hours  

Day 7

Trek to Kopra Ridge/Danda (3,660m) – 4 hours

Trek to Kopra Ridge/Danda (3,660m) – 4 hours

Day 8

Trek to Swanta Village (2,200m) – 5 hours

Trek to Swanta Village (2,200m) – 5 hours  

Day 9

Trek to Ghorepani (2,860m) – 4 hours

Trek to Ghorepani (2,860m) – 4 hours

Day 10

Short trek (3 hours) to Ullary and drive to Pokhara by Jeep (4 hours)

Short trek (3 hours) to Ullary and drive to Pokhara by Jeep (4 hours)

Day 11

Fly to KTM, transfer to hotel, free afternoon and celebration dinner in the evening

Fly to KTM, transfer to hotel, free afternoon and celebration dinner in the evening

Day 12

Transfer to Int’l airport, fly to home.

Transfer to Int’l airport, fly to home.   
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HIRING OPTIONS

  • Down jacket (450 grams down) - USD 2 per/day 
  • Seeping bag (-20 degree rated) - USD 2.5 per/day 

COST INCLUDES

  • Conservation/National park fees and all govt. taxes
  • All required trekking permits
  • 4 (four) nights 3-star hotel accommodation on twin sharing BB basis
  • Round trip (KTM – Pokhara –KTM) domestic airfares with domestic airport taxes
  • All airport/hotel/airport transfers by private vehicles
  • An Experience Sherpa Trek Guide
  • Support Sherpa staffs
  • Required number of porters
  • Trek sleeping bag and Down Jacket (to be returned after the trek)
  • Trek duffle bag to each trek member
  • All meals of high quality and hygienic (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • All hot drinks and beverages (tea, coffee)
  • Treated drinking water and trek First Aid Kit
  • Insurance of all local team members
  • Half-day world heritage sites tour with guide & private transport
  • Farewell celebration dinner

COST EXCLUDES

  • Medical/personal travel insurance, medical and evacuation cost
  • International flight cost
  • Personal trek gears
  • Major meals in Kathmandu
  • Cost of personal expenses i.e. telephone calls, laundry, Toiletry items etc.
  • Bottle water, boiled water, soft drinks, beers and extra snacks etc.
  • Tips to the local staff

Fitness Requirements for the Trek

This kind of trek is challenging but doesn’t really require previous trekking and mountaineering experiences and also doesn’t require any technical experience. But if you have any previous experiences would be really helpful. Your fitness is really important for this trek; therefore we strongly suggest preparing yourself in good physical condition. You need to be trained at least for about 3 to 5 months to prepare yourself as a strong candidate.

You can go to the fitness center every morning for about 1.5 hours, do hiking every weekend with increasing weights on your pack, manage some time for cycling for a couple of hours for 2 or 3 times a week. However, at the high altitude, there might be little symptoms of altitude illness like mild headache, fatigue, etc. but take it as normal and just drink enough water (4 – 5 liters) every day. On this trek, you need to be able to hike 4 – 8 hours over hilly terrain up to 5,500m of altitude with a daypack.

How much Valuable is Previous Trekking Experience?

If you have any previous experiences would be helpful but if you don’t have is also not an important matter of issue. This trek will introduce you to trekking in the Himalayas and also about the local cultures, traditions, and local people. Even if you are around the age of 65 years, you can be a candidate for this trek.

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Price 2019 : USD 1445 Price 2020 : USD 1475
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