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Annapurna Khopra Ridge Trek

14 Days

Trip highlights

  • Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges
  • Memorable experience in Nepal’s wonder out backs
  • Captivating mountain views, traditional villages and landscapes
  • Khopra Ridge and Poonhill

The Annapurna Khopra Ridge Trek or also known popularly as Annapurna Dhaulagiri Trek is one of the less explored in this area and is sandwiched between the Annapurna range and the astonishing Dhaulagiri Mountains.

Annapurna Khopra Ridge Trek takes us into the unknown land of quiet forests of rhododendron, oaks and firs. As we move tread deeper, we will come into rolling valleys of budding colourful villages, giving us insights into coarse mountain life in this far-out region. Due to the remoteness of this territory, this trek is the perfect one for trekkers who want a challenge into the unknown and less used trails. And you, the discerning trekker will be one of the few to witness nature in its most unique display in this part of the Annapurna, where raw landscapes mingle with the scent of wild showy mountain flowers, that can be seen for miles in spring.

Hiking to Khopra Ridge is basically just you, the mountains, friendly people, and being close to nature. If you are fortunate, you may come across rare floral/fauna. This trek has all the spices for a memorable experience in Nepal’s wonder outbacks. The inner Himalayas in this region include villages, wildlife, captivating mountain views and a range of landscapes from forest to high alpine snowy areas.

The Khopra Ridge journey is headed away from the more cluttered trails of the Annapurna region and our accommodation will be in teahouse lodges built by the local folks. The mountain vistas from Khopra Ridge are the best ever including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fang and Nilgiri peaks. The view from Ghandruk is magnificent with Mt. Machhapuchhre (also known as Fishtail) and Mount Hiunchuli which is an added bonus to this trek.

Our trip to Annapurna Khopra Ridge commences with a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and onboard, you will get bird’s views of the entire range of the grand Himalayan Mountains. The Annapurna Dhaulagiri Trek is definitely one trek that ardent trekkers will desire and watching beautiful sunsets signals the end of a day of one of our adventures fulfilled in our lives.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu Airport [1,350m/4,430ft] and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara [827m/2,714ft]
Day 3: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk [1,940m/6,365ft], 5-6 hours
Day 4: Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani [2,590m/8,498ft], 5-6 hours
Day 5: Trek from Tadapani to Baili Kharka [3,420m/11,220ft], 5-6 hours
Day 6: Trek from Baili Kharka to Upper Chistibung [3,540m/11,615ft], 4-5 hours
Day 7: Trek from Chistibung to Khopra [3,660m/12,008ft], 4-5 hours
Day 8: Khopara, optional trek to Khair Lake [4,600m/15,090ft], 5-6 hours
Day 9: Trek from Khopara Danda to Swanta [2,270 m/7,448ft], 6-7 hours
Day 10: Trek from Swanta to Ghorepani [2,750m/9,033ft], 4-5 hours
Day 11: hike to Poonhill [3,210m/10,532ft] and Hille [1,430m/4,692ft], 6-7 hours
Day 12: Trek from Hille to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara [827m/2714ft], around 4-5 hours
Day 13: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu [1350m/4430ft], 6-7 hours
Day 14: International Departure

Special Note:
If this itinerary does not suit your needs or you want to customize it, Tell us about your trip requirement. At your request, we offer you. We’ll work together to customize your trip to meet your exact requirement so that you have a memorable trip.

Price Details For Trip

  • The cost of this trek depends on the group size.
  • The can be different request numbers of Guide and Porters.
  • The cost depends on request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • The cost depends on Mode of transportation (Private Vehicle, flight or tourist bus).
  • Please contact us for up to Date, Cost and the Duration.

Cost Inclusion

  • Kathmandu/Pokhara Airport Pickup/Drop on Arrival/Departure
  • Accommodation at tourist category hotel for 2 night in Kathmandu.
  • Airfare from Kathmandu to Pokhara for group with guide.
  • All ground transportation as mentioned in the itinerary above.
  • Accommodation at tourist category hotel for 2 night in Pokhara.
  • Teahouse/lodge clean and comfortable accommodation throughout the trek.
  • Meals throughout the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea, coffee).
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits each day.
  • An experienced, expert, helpful and friendly Guide.
  • Full support guide crew with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers.
  • Cost of guide and porter - food, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) fees.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS Card)
  • Trekking map of this route for groups.
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses.
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with high-altitude medications.
  • Arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Farewell dinner before departure.

Cost Exclusion

  • International Airfare and Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (“Except farewell dinner" in Kathmandu)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu/Pokhara or on the trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason).
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and trekking gear.
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation along with medical coverage.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs for involved trekking staff.
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances outside company control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • All the costs and expenses, which are not listed in "What is included" above will be counted as excludes.

Equipment checklist for the trek

The gears listed below is recommended for the trek. We encourage you to get all the equipment listed below for the trip and please make sure you check out and try each equipment. You can also buy or rent in Kathmandu as there are many trekking shops that have gear ranging from branded to local.

Clothing and footwear:
— Long-sleeved shirts
— Trekking Shirts
— Trekking Trousers
— Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
— Waterproof jackets and trousers
— Thermal
— Inner wears
— Undergarments
— Warm socks
— Cap/Hat to protect from the sun during the trek
— Woollen Hat, Warm gloves, Balaclava sand Bandana/Scarf
— Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from the trek.
— Trekking shoes (Preferably Goretex and full to support your ankle)
— Slippers/Flip flops to wear at camp
— Daypack 30-35 litres (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jacket and others that you may require while trekking)

— Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
— 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and Visa
— Travel Insurance covering medication evacuation
— Flight tickets
— Credit cards for emergencies
— Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.
(Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin)

— Headlamps with extra batteries
— Sunglasses with UV protection
— Camera with charger or spare batteries
— A pair of trekking poles
— Water bottles (1) litre
— Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
— Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
— Padlock
— Binoculars
— Reading materials, notebooks and pens

Toiletries and hygiene:
— Quick-drying towel
— Small face towel
— Toothbrush &Toothpaste
— Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
— Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen and lip balm
— Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes
— Hygiene products
— Basic first aid kit

— Down Jacket
— Sleeping bag with liner
— Duffel/Kit Bag

Trip Map

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Annapurna Khopra Ridge Trek

Trip Facts

  • 14 Days
  • Moderate
  • 4,400m/141436ft
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Comfortable Lodge
  • 2 Person

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