On arrival at Kathmandu international airport terminal Nepal, Adventure Team staff, and guide will receive you. You are dropped to respective hotels in the popular hub of Kathmandu, Thamel. After a refreshment break our guide/leader will brief with information regarding hotels, Nepali culture, tours, and Khopra Ridge Trekking with a welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with folk cultural program.
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 2 Drive to Pokhara 820m (220 k.m) - 08 hours.
Early morning drive of about 08 hours to popular tourism hub Pokhara allowing you to explore the Nepali living style. You are settled to hotels of Pokhara and can enjoy the peaceful and fresh vibes of the city that are highly appreciated by people from all around the world. Besides, sightseeing is optional for you. (30minutes flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu is available as per request with additional charges).
Day 3 Drive to Nayapul (trek point) and trek to Ghandruk (1,940m) – 4 hours
We move towards the westward of Pokhara to reach Nayapul. Nayapul is the starting point of our trek. We march forward through Birethathi from Nayapul to meet our station, Ghandruk for the night stay. This day would be a warm-up day for further hiking days. Ghandruk is usually popular for the view it provides, the Gurung culture it treasures and the sound environment well decorated by the culture and nature. You can explore the Ghandruk village.
Day 4 Trek to Tadapani (2520m) - 04 hours
Waking up with an eye-pleasing view of mountains as Annapurna South (7,219 meters), Hiunchuli (6,441 meters), Machhapuchhre (6,993 meters) at Ghadruk, you enjoy the Nepali village far away from crowd and hustles of cities. You can roam around the Ghandruk village before heading for Tadapani. The trails are enriched with the oak and rhododendron woods and in seasons the trail becomes pinkish with the blooming rhododendron flowers. With no doubt, Tadapani also offers a panoramic view of snow-capped mountains like Annapurna II (7,937 meters), Annapurna III (7,555 meters), Annapurna IV (7,525 meters), Lamjung Himal (6,931 meters).
Day 5 Hike to Dobato (3,420m) - 05 hours.
From Tadapani, we divert our way from the most trekked trail of Ghorepani and Annapurna Base Camp. You feel the chilly breeze which would lower your body temperature despite you have to climb up the hill. You reach Isharu village after about 2 and half hours of walk and have lunch to energize your body for the further trek. Rhododendron forest showers you with greeneries and shadow in your path. Even Dobato is a village greeting you with a panoramic view of Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna. If your time and energy permits, you can climb to Multi Viewpoint nearby Dobato for sunset view
Day 6 Trek to Chistibung (3,000m) - 05 hours.
For the alluring sunrise views, you can climb to the Muldai viewpoint. Then, have breakfast and head in your trails which is much peace-giving through its nature’s beauty. On this day, you have to walk down as well as up through the woods. With an hour's walk, you reach Bayli Kharka. Bali Kharka is an open green area giving a close view of Dhaulagiri. Further, three hours walk lead to Chistibung village which is our place for the stay.
Day 7 Trek to Khopra Ridge (3,640m) - 03 hours.
Have a large breakfast or carry some energy bars as you have to reach your ultimate destination which is located in a high hill. You may require taking frequent rest before reaching Khopra Ridge. With the 3hours of the walk, you settle to Khopra Ridge and have lunch with the most pleasing view of mountains, ridges, hills, and terrain. On the path, you could encounter diversified flora and fauna as Himalayan Tahr, Danfe, and like. Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Nilgiri, Bahrasikhar, along with their foothills are visible at a close distance from Khopra Ridge.
Day 8 Free day at Khopra Ridge for an optional hike to holy Khayar Lake, 4,620 m.
This day of Khopra Ridge Trek, you can just explore around the Kopra ridge and relax or you can choose to hike more. You can climb up to Khayar Lake and trek back to Khopra Ridge as Khayar Lake has no settlement and area where you can stay. So this day may be a little hectic one for you as you have to reach Khayar Lake, enjoy the view and surroundings and then return to tea house lodge at Khopra Ridge.
Day 9 Trek to Swata (2,200m) - 05 hours.
After the wonderful stay at Khopra Ridge and optional Khayar lake Trek, you step towards Kathmandu begin. On this day you have to walk down and stay at one of the villages named Swata. With the steep downhill walk for around 5hours, you reach Swata for the comfy night. Gradually, you could feel the difference in temperature and environment as you reach nearer to Swata.
Day 10 Trek to Ulleri (1960m) - 05 hours.
The woods and chilly breeze make you feel the trek much easier despite these long walks. You just descend hills by enjoying the greeneries and views offered throughout the trail. Ulleri is a popular village that comes on the way to Annapurna Base Camp and Ghorepani. People usually find it difficult to climb uphill to reach Ulleri from Nayapul.
Day 11 Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara - 06 hours.
After a delightful stay at Ulleri, we hike down to Nayapul from where our trek was started. Nepal Adventure Team staff would be waiting for the trekking team to drive to Pokhara. Now the travelers are settled to their respective hotels and provided leisure time to them.
Day 12 Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
We drive back to Kathmandu through a tourist bus as the way we came to Pokhara. You are transferred to respective hotels with leisure time for relaxation and shopping souvenirs. (30minutes flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara is available as per request with additional charges).
Day 13 Final departure
The adventures and breathtaking Khopra Ridge Khayer Lake Trek ends here on the 13th day. You will be dropped to the airport by our staff as per your flight schedule. Nepal Adventure Team appreciates you for completing the trek and bid you warm see off with the hope to serve you further in the following days.