Khopra Ridge in the Annapurnas

Join Shailee for two weeks of trek, learning leadership practices as you step. Khopra is the less traveled trail in the popular Annapurnas.

Location:              Annapurnas

Surface:                4,660 m (15, 378 ft)

Treks Day:            13

Feature:                Isolated Ridge, Wilderness Lake

Type:                      Tea house trek

Grade:                    Moderate

Day 1

Kathmandu

Elevation: 4,383 feet / 1336 meters

Following the trans-Atlantic flight, you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. EWT will receive you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Welcome dinner awaits in the evening.

Day 2

Kathmandu

Elevation: 4,383 feet / 1336 meters

A guide will show you the beauty of Kathmandu, an amalgam of glorious past and modern-day chaos. You also pack and prepare for the trek. Our guides will check your equipment to make sure you are all set.

Day 3
Fly to Pokhara- 25 minutes
Drive to Syauli Bazaar- 2 hours
3 hours trek
Overnight in Ghandruk.
Day 4
Trek to Tadapani (2,590m/8,497ft)- 3 to 4 hours

Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, landmarks of Annapurna Himalayas surround us as we trek.  Overnight in Tadapani.

Day 5
Trek to Dobato (3,350m/10,990ft): 4 to 5 hours

Now the trails get quieter as we tread upon less beaten path in between the majestic Mt Dhaulagiri and Annapurna South. Overnight in Dobato.

Day 6
Trek to Upper Chistibung (2,975m/3,198ft): 4 to 5 hours

Through forest and pastures we reach Upper Chistibung for an Overnight stay.

Day 7
Trek to Khopra Ridge (3,660m/12007): 3-4 hours
Today we reach the Khopra, final shelter along the ridge. Here Mt Dhaulagiri takes center stage and we seem to be above the clouds. Overnight at Khopra.
Day 8: Day hike to Khayar Lake (4,500m/14,763ft): 10 to 11 hours

An early start with packed lunch as we step into wilderness. There are no settlements above here except for seasonal yak herder's temporary shelter. Hence, we need to make it to Khayar lake and back, making for a long yet blissful day. Overnight in Khopra Ridge.

Day 9: Trek to Swanta Village (2,200m/7,217ft): 5 to 6 hours

Now we descend down, still enjoying the mountain views and green nature around us. Overnight in Swanta village.

Day 10: Trek to Ulleri (2,050 m/6,725 ft): 5 to 6 hours

We pass rivers, villages and forests to reach Ulleri for the night.

Day 11: Trek to Naya Pul for 5 to 6 hours, Drive to Pokhara:  1 hour
Day 12:  Flight to Kathmandu
Day 13: Return Flight

Included
• Pick up and drop.
• Tickets of bus and flights related to the package.
• Management of Accommodation and meals according to contract (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
• All taxes, medical supplies and all necessary paper works and national Park and Trekking permit.
• Well equipped English speaking guide and support crews.
• Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by private vehicles
• Tickets of bus and flights related to your trekking package.

Excluded
• Except the things which are not explained in included parts
• Personal wedges, extra food and all kind of bottle drinks
• Trekking gear
• Climbing equipment
• Personal travel insurance
• Visa fee, international tickets and airport tax
• Tips for guides/porters

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