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Khopra Khayar Lake Trek

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Duration Duration
13 Days
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
3270m
Activities Activities
Sightseeing, Driving, Hiking
Destination Destination
Nepal
Start/End Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu - Kathmandu
Transportation Transportation
Airport Transfers / KTM-PKR-KTM Tourist Coach / Private transport to trailhead
Grade Grade
Easy
Nature of Trip Nature of Trip
Lodge to Lodge Trek
Meals Meals
12 B | 8 L | 8 D
Group Size Group Size
1-10 People
Best Seasons Best Seasons
Aug - Dec, Feb-Jun
Accommodation Accommodation
- 4N in 3* Hotel,
- 8N in Teahouse Lodge

Overview of Khopra Khayar Lake Trek

Khopra Ridge Khayar Lake Trek is a great alternative trekking route to commercial and crowded treks in the Annapurna region. Especially, the trek is the next choice for the people visiting Ghorepani poon hill trek. Khopra Ridge is one of the best viewpoints and magnificent panoramic views. The mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna I, II, III and south, Hiunchuli, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Lamjung Himal and Mt. Nilgiri look close from here.

The Khopra Ridge Khayar Lake trek is suitable for those who are seeking less crowded and off the beaten path trek in Nepal. Likewise, trekking in the unknown touristic area means you will able to see the unchanged lifestyle, typical cultures, and preserving local heritage places. Besides this, it also provides you with a unique experience of trekking than the more over-crowded and popular trek.

Highlights of Khopra Ridge Khayar Lake Trek

  • Scenic drive to Pokhara
  • Trekking off-beaten track
  • Spectacular panoramic mountain view
  • Visit the Yaks & Yak cheese factory and spectacular Khayar Lake
  • Explore Magar & Gurung culture
  • 8 Dinners, 8 Lunch and 11 Breakfast included in the package

Are you looking for rugged and off beaten trek in Annapurna region?

Congratulation! you landed on the right page. Khopra Danda trek which is also called Khopra Ridge Khayer Lake Trek is one of the best community treks in the Annapurna region and a bit off the beaten trail with amazing Mountains view. Kopra Danda Trek is also known as Khopra Danda Trek or Khopra Ridge Trek or Annapurna Khayar Lake Trek and this is a newly opened trekking route in the Annapurna region area.

Getting in the trailhead

Khopra Ridge Khayar Lake Trek starts from Pokhara after Kathmandu UNESCO heritage sites sightseeing (in option). For the first few days, we will be walking in the most popular Ghorepani Poon hill trek trail. Poon Hill viewpoint will welcome you 360 Degree panoramic sunrise Mountains view. We will pass through rice fields, rhododendron forest, juniper and other trees with tropical bushes line. Additionally, the trek allows you to interact with local ethnic people, their cultures, and their lifestyle. Furthermore, You will frequently encounter numerous Tibetan / Buddhist and Hindu temples shrines. In the Meantime, the maximum elevation of this trek is 3640m but a day hike up to Khayer Lake is about 4660m.

Khopra Khayar Lake Trek - Accommodation

The accommodation includes three-star properties in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Whereas there will be tea house stay during trekking days. The hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara are inclusive of breakfast and bases twin sharing rooms. The lodges en route provide twin sharing accommodation with a shared bathroom.

DaysHotel/LodgeCategoryPlace
01, 12Hotel Thamel or similar3 StarKathmandu
02,11Hotel Thirdpole or similar3 starPokhara
03-10Trekking LodgeLodgeduring the trek

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Khopra Khayar Lake Trek - Detail Itinerary

01

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Upon our arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Oriental Journeys who will drop us off at our hotel. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Oriental Journeys where you will be served excellent Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.

02

Day 02: Day 02 Kathmandu to Pokhara(810m/2656ft) by drive / 6hrs drive / Overnight at hotel in Pokhara

Barahi Temple Pokhara
Barahi Temple Pokhara

After taking early breakfast, you will drive to Pokhara. It will take approximately 6 hrs to reach Pokhara.

03

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara, drive to Syauli Bazaar and trek to Ghandruk: 30 mins flight, 2 hours drive and 3 hours trek

Ghandruk Village
Ghandruk Village

Pokhara will rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, the five peaks of Annapurna and others. Later, we drive to Syauli Bazaar and start the trek to Ghandruk. The village is a major recruitment centre for the famous Gurkha soldiers and is the hub of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, which promotes many varied ecological projects. Overnight in Ghandruk.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

04

Day 04: Ghandruk to Tadapani (2,590m/8,497ft) 3-4 hours

Tadapani
Tadapani

In Ghandruk, we get to enjoy astonishing views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli Mountains. From here we continue upwards through Deurali and into the dense rhododendron forests. The Rhododendron is Nepal’s national flower and when they bloom, the forests turn into gardens of dazzling red flowers when seen from the air or from afar. After trekking over a small pass we reach Tadapani where we get to enjoy excellent views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna and Hiunchuli mountains. On the way, you may encounter many souveinir seller of Tibetan origins. Overnight in Tadapani.

05

Day 05: Tadapani to Dobato (3,350m/10,990ft): 4-5 hours

After Tadapani we leave the main trail and for the next five days we will walk in a more remote area of the Annapurna region. On our trek today we get to appreciate the diverse flora and fauna of the region and of course the magnificent view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna South. Trekking in a relatively easy trail we reach Dobato which is dominated by the excellent view of the Annapurna South. Overnight in Dobato.

06

Day 06: Dobato to Upper Chistibung (2,975m/3,198ft) 4-5 hours

After breakfast, we descend through open ground and beautiful forest to reach the pastures of Lower Chistibung. Next, we ascend gradually through a forest before reaching Upper Chistibung which is a temporary herder’s settlement. If you’re lucky, you might even spot the colorful Lophophorus. Danphe is the local name for Lophophorus and this is national bird of Nepal. Himalayan thar is common wild animal seen on the grassy ridge high above the trail. Overnight in Upper Chistibung.

07

Day 07: Trek to Khopra Ridge (3,660m/12007): 3-4 hours

You will cross tree line through alpine meadows and pastures to reach Khopra. As we approach Khopra Ridge, we see the tip of Annapurna South. Upon reaching Khopra we go for a short walk down Khopra Ridge to a viewpoint overlooking Kali Gandaki river far below in this deep valley. From Khopra we also admire the stunning mountain panorama including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Annapurna South. Overnight in Khopra.

08

Day 08: Rest day in Khopra Ridge: Tour of Kaire Lake (4,500m/14,763ft): 10-11 hours

We begin trekking from around six in the morning towards the Kaire Lake from where we attain excellent views of the Fang and surrounding mountains. Considered to be a sacred lake by the Hindus, it is believed that bathing in the lake will help attain Salvation. As Hinduism and Buddhism are intricately related and cooexisting in Nepal, we can even see a number of Hindu and Buddhist shrines on the lakeside. For those of us who do not want to walk all the way to the lake, a half day walk from Khopra can also be arranged. We have packed lunch today. Overnight in Khopra Ridge.

09

Day 09: Trek to Swanta Village (2,200m/7,217ft): 5-6 hours

From Khopra Ridge we descend off the hillside and continue downhill on a steep trail. Along the way we get more views of Mount Dhaulagiri with the mountain providing a lovely backdrop to the terraced fields and traditional houses in the nearby villages. Overnight in Swanta village.

10

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

From Swanta we descend through the village fields to a small river and take a quick look at the local water mill. From here we cross the suspension bridge and head upwards to the village of Chittre, where we’ll join the main trekking trail at Ghorepani. After Ghorepani we descend through rhododendron forest to Ulleri where we stay the night.

11

Day 11: Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 5-6 hours trek, 1 hour drive

On our way to Nayapul, we get to enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. Our trek will end at Nayapul where we board our vehicle to Pokhara, the beautiful lake city. Even from the city we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,156m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m), the five peaks of Annapurna and others. We check-in to our hotel and take a rest. We may also stroll in the streets of Pokhara and just enjoy being in one of the most beautiful cities of Nepal. Overnight in Pokhara.

12

Day 12: Drive Back to Kathmandu

You will drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. A drive for 6/7 hours will take you to Kathmandu. In the evening, you will have time to go for souvenir shoping around the streets of Thamel.

13

Day 13: Final departure

Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A Oriental Journeys representative will escort you to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up & drops
  • Airport taxes
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  • Accommodation on Guest House (Lodge) during the trekking
  • 2 night’s hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & breakfast plan
  • An English speaking Guide
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest)
  • All Government local Taxes
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit
  • (TIMS) Trek Information Management System card
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Guide & Porter insurance during the trekking
  • First Aid kit above 6 pax Compulsory from Agency

Cost Excludes

  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses
  • Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone, and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects.
  • Hot Shower
  • Entrance Fees any kind of Temples, Monastery, etc
  • Tips and Gratuities

Khopra Khayar Lake Trek - Fixed Departure Cost & Dates


There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

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1400USD

1,120USD

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Book This TripQuick Inquiry
Duration Duration
13 Days
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
3270m
Activities Activities
Sightseeing, Driving, Hiking
Destination Destination
Nepal
Start/End Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu - Kathmandu
Transportation Transportation
Airport Transfers / KTM-PKR-KTM Tourist Coach / Private transport to trailhead
Grade Grade
Easy
Nature of Trip Nature of Trip
Lodge to Lodge Trek
Meals Meals
12 B | 8 L | 8 D
Group Size Group Size
1-10 People
Best Seasons Best Seasons
Aug - Dec, Feb-Jun
Accommodation Accommodation
- 4N in 3* Hotel,
- 8N in Teahouse Lodge

Khopra Ridge Khayar Lake Trek is a great alternative trekking route to commercial and crowded treks in the Annapurna region. Especially, the trek is the next choice for the people visiting Ghorepani poon hill trek. Khopra Ridge is one of the best viewpoints and magnificent panoramic views. The mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna I, II, III and south, Hiunchuli, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Lamjung Himal and Mt. Nilgiri look close from here.

The Khopra Ridge Khayar Lake trek is suitable for those who are seeking less crowded and off the beaten path trek in Nepal. Likewise, trekking in the unknown touristic area means you will able to see the unchanged lifestyle, typical cultures, and preserving local heritage places. Besides this, it also provides you with a unique experience of trekking than the more over-crowded and popular trek.

Highlights of Khopra Ridge Khayar Lake Trek

  • Scenic drive to Pokhara
  • Trekking off-beaten track
  • Spectacular panoramic mountain view
  • Visit the Yaks & Yak cheese factory and spectacular Khayar Lake
  • Explore Magar & Gurung culture
  • 8 Dinners, 8 Lunch and 11 Breakfast included in the package

Are you looking for rugged and off beaten trek in Annapurna region?

Congratulation! you landed on the right page. Khopra Danda trek which is also called Khopra Ridge Khayer Lake Trek is one of the best community treks in the Annapurna region and a bit off the beaten trail with amazing Mountains view. Kopra Danda Trek is also known as Khopra Danda Trek or Khopra Ridge Trek or Annapurna Khayar Lake Trek and this is a newly opened trekking route in the Annapurna region area.

Getting in the trailhead

Khopra Ridge Khayar Lake Trek starts from Pokhara after Kathmandu UNESCO heritage sites sightseeing (in option). For the first few days, we will be walking in the most popular Ghorepani Poon hill trek trail. Poon Hill viewpoint will welcome you 360 Degree panoramic sunrise Mountains view. We will pass through rice fields, rhododendron forest, juniper and other trees with tropical bushes line. Additionally, the trek allows you to interact with local ethnic people, their cultures, and their lifestyle. Furthermore, You will frequently encounter numerous Tibetan / Buddhist and Hindu temples shrines. In the Meantime, the maximum elevation of this trek is 3640m but a day hike up to Khayer Lake is about 4660m.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Upon our arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Oriental Journeys who will drop us off at our hotel. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Oriental Journeys where you will be served excellent Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Day 02 Kathmandu to Pokhara(810m/2656ft) by drive / 6hrs drive / Overnight at hotel in Pokhara

Barahi Temple Pokhara
Barahi Temple Pokhara

After taking early breakfast, you will drive to Pokhara. It will take approximately 6 hrs to reach Pokhara.

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara, drive to Syauli Bazaar and trek to Ghandruk: 30 mins flight, 2 hours drive and 3 hours trek

Ghandruk Village
Ghandruk Village

Pokhara will rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, the five peaks of Annapurna and others. Later, we drive to Syauli Bazaar and start the trek to Ghandruk. The village is a major recruitment centre for the famous Gurkha soldiers and is the hub of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, which promotes many varied ecological projects. Overnight in Ghandruk.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 04: Ghandruk to Tadapani (2,590m/8,497ft) 3-4 hours

Tadapani
Tadapani

In Ghandruk, we get to enjoy astonishing views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli Mountains. From here we continue upwards through Deurali and into the dense rhododendron forests. The Rhododendron is Nepal’s national flower and when they bloom, the forests turn into gardens of dazzling red flowers when seen from the air or from afar. After trekking over a small pass we reach Tadapani where we get to enjoy excellent views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna and Hiunchuli mountains. On the way, you may encounter many souveinir seller of Tibetan origins. Overnight in Tadapani.

Day 05: Tadapani to Dobato (3,350m/10,990ft): 4-5 hours

After Tadapani we leave the main trail and for the next five days we will walk in a more remote area of the Annapurna region. On our trek today we get to appreciate the diverse flora and fauna of the region and of course the magnificent view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna South. Trekking in a relatively easy trail we reach Dobato which is dominated by the excellent view of the Annapurna South. Overnight in Dobato.

Day 06: Dobato to Upper Chistibung (2,975m/3,198ft) 4-5 hours

After breakfast, we descend through open ground and beautiful forest to reach the pastures of Lower Chistibung. Next, we ascend gradually through a forest before reaching Upper Chistibung which is a temporary herder’s settlement. If you’re lucky, you might even spot the colorful Lophophorus. Danphe is the local name for Lophophorus and this is national bird of Nepal. Himalayan thar is common wild animal seen on the grassy ridge high above the trail. Overnight in Upper Chistibung.

Day 07: Trek to Khopra Ridge (3,660m/12007): 3-4 hours

You will cross tree line through alpine meadows and pastures to reach Khopra. As we approach Khopra Ridge, we see the tip of Annapurna South. Upon reaching Khopra we go for a short walk down Khopra Ridge to a viewpoint overlooking Kali Gandaki river far below in this deep valley. From Khopra we also admire the stunning mountain panorama including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Annapurna South. Overnight in Khopra.

Day 08: Rest day in Khopra Ridge: Tour of Kaire Lake (4,500m/14,763ft): 10-11 hours

We begin trekking from around six in the morning towards the Kaire Lake from where we attain excellent views of the Fang and surrounding mountains. Considered to be a sacred lake by the Hindus, it is believed that bathing in the lake will help attain Salvation. As Hinduism and Buddhism are intricately related and cooexisting in Nepal, we can even see a number of Hindu and Buddhist shrines on the lakeside. For those of us who do not want to walk all the way to the lake, a half day walk from Khopra can also be arranged. We have packed lunch today. Overnight in Khopra Ridge.

Day 09: Trek to Swanta Village (2,200m/7,217ft): 5-6 hours

From Khopra Ridge we descend off the hillside and continue downhill on a steep trail. Along the way we get more views of Mount Dhaulagiri with the mountain providing a lovely backdrop to the terraced fields and traditional houses in the nearby villages. Overnight in Swanta village.

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

From Swanta we descend through the village fields to a small river and take a quick look at the local water mill. From here we cross the suspension bridge and head upwards to the village of Chittre, where we’ll join the main trekking trail at Ghorepani. After Ghorepani we descend through rhododendron forest to Ulleri where we stay the night.

Day 11: Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 5-6 hours trek, 1 hour drive

On our way to Nayapul, we get to enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. Our trek will end at Nayapul where we board our vehicle to Pokhara, the beautiful lake city. Even from the city we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,156m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m), the five peaks of Annapurna and others. We check-in to our hotel and take a rest. We may also stroll in the streets of Pokhara and just enjoy being in one of the most beautiful cities of Nepal. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 12: Drive Back to Kathmandu

You will drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. A drive for 6/7 hours will take you to Kathmandu. In the evening, you will have time to go for souvenir shoping around the streets of Thamel.

Day 13: Final departure

Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A Oriental Journeys representative will escort you to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up & drops
  • Airport taxes
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  • Accommodation on Guest House (Lodge) during the trekking
  • 2 night’s hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & breakfast plan
  • An English speaking Guide
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest)
  • All Government local Taxes
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit
  • (TIMS) Trek Information Management System card
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Guide & Porter insurance during the trekking
  • First Aid kit above 6 pax Compulsory from Agency

Cost Excludes

  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses
  • Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone, and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects.
  • Hot Shower
  • Entrance Fees any kind of Temples, Monastery, etc
  • Tips and Gratuities

There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

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