Khopra ridge/Khayer Lake

Khopra ridge trekking is one of the most exotic and interesting trek routes in Annapurna region of Nepal. Khopra ridge is newly established as a tourist destination, the Khopra ridge is perhaps more stunning than Ghorepani Poon Hill (3210m) but Khopra ridge with visiting Poon Hill will be the fantastic trekking holiday in Nepal so our itinerary we generate accordingly. Khopra ridge is in the heart of Annapurna region but still remains rural and secret for the trekkers. There is no doubt that Khopra Ridge is one of the best short treks in Nepal. This trek contains all of the elements of a classic Nepal trekking experience including villages, wildlife, panoramic mountain views and range of landscape from forest to high alpine.

Khopra Ridge trekking is located away from the busier trails of Annapurna region of Nepal and for four nights of the our itinerary you stay in community lodges set up local villagers and rest of nights you stay in teahouse or you need to book the trekking on full board camping for stay in tent camp and food prepare and provides by our own cook. Khopra ridge and Poon Hill trekking is provides immense views of Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Nilgiri (7061m),  Bharha Shikhar (7647m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7219m)  Hiunchuli (6434m), Fishtail (6997m), Annapurna II (7937m) Annapurna IV (7525m), Lamjung Himal (6983m) and other famous mountains in this area can be viewed it means Khopra ridge and Poon Hill trekking is provides unforgettable experience in life time there gradually appear, just like magic that your eye could not believe.

If you wish to make long and more challenging treks, we recommended you to extend Khayer Lake trekking in Khopra ridge trek but you need to arrange full board camping (tented camp) because after Khopra ridge there are not available even basic lodging facilities, or some people can walk upto the Khayer Lake and come back to the Khopra ridge and that takes 8-9 hours.  After a fabulous sunrise across the mountains from Khopra ridge we continue our trek towards the Khayer Khair Lake and Khayer Barah temple.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara by a Tourist bus (5-6 hrs drive)

Day 03: Pokhara to Beni (5-6 hours by taxi/jeep/bus) and trek to Baskharka (1526m)

Day 04: Baskharka to Nagi (2320m), (5-6 hrs)

Day 05: Nagi to Mohare Hill (3320m), (5-6 hrs)

Day 06: Mohare Hill to Swanta (2270m) (6-7 hrs)

Day 07: Swanta to Dhankharka (3026m), (4-5 hrs), Or the alternative old route (8-9 hours to Khopra ridge)

Day 08: Dhankharka to Khopra ridge (3660m), (4-5 hrs)

Day 09: Hike up to Khayer Lake (4200m), take packed lunch (8-9 hrs)

Day 10: Khopra ridge to Paudwar (2000m), (5-6 hrs)

Day 11: Paudwar to Gharkhola (1170m) and drive to Pokhara through Beni (4+4-5 hrs)

Day 12: Sightseeing day in Pokhara

Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu

  • Newly opened route
  • Superb views of Mt. Fishtail, Dhaulagiris, Annapurnas
  • Beautiful landscape, villages, dense forests
  • Mohare hill (3300m) for beautiful sunrise and sunset view
  • Khayer Lake (4600m) just on the other side of Annapurna Base Camp