Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure
Khopra Ridge Trek

The Khopra Ridge Trek is one of our favorite treks and we’d be delighted to help you explore this impressive region in Nepal.

The Khopra Ridge Trek is the prime objective and viewpoint of several treks that take advance of a network of old trails in the Annapurna-Dhaulagiri region. Trekking to Khopra Ridge - known as Khopra Danda- has a long tradition. The trail is well developed with comfortable and quirky tea houses along the way. Our trip leads you through the Annapurna region. Along the way, you will see some of the most impressive mountains like Machhapuchare and – the favorite of many visitors – Annapurna South. If you feel up to it, you can hike up Khayer Lake (4600m) which offers a magnificent panorama of sacred Khayer Lake, alpine lake directly beneath the peaks and many more famous mountains.

With Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you'll not only be able to enjoy this unique landscape but you'll also have the chance to observe the traditions and rituals of the local ethnic people. We put great emphasis on authentic experiences and our professional local guides will introduce you to their culture.

All our treks can be booked as private trips - no large, impersonal groups but small, individual experiences. Let Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure take you on your very own adventure trek to Khopra Ridge.


Highlights:

+ Splendid sunrise over Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas
+ Trek in the Nepal's best panoramic views
+ Hike to sacred Khayer Lake at the foot of Annapurna South
+ New trekking route in Annapurna region

Trip Facts

Duration: 15 days
Altitude: 3660m
Difficulty: Medium
Accommodation: Tea-house
Season: Spring/Fall/Winter
Equipment: Basic trekking gear

Itinerary

Day 01:

Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)

Day 02:

Kathmandu SightSeeing Tour/Free day in Kathmandu and Prepartion for Trek

Day 03:

Scenic drive to Pokahara (823m/2,700ft), 6hr drive

Day 04:

Pokhara to Ulleri [2050m/6725ft], 1hr drive+6-7hr walk


Day 05:

Ulleri to Ghorepani (2750m/ 9020ft.), 4-5hr walk


Day 06:

Ghorepani to Swanta (2270m/7447.507 ft.), 3-4hr walk


Day 07:

Swanta to Dhan Kharka (3020m/9908.136 ft.), 4-5hr walk


Day 08:

Dhan Kharka to Khopra Danda (3640m/11942.26 ft.), 3-4hr walk


Day 09:

Side trip to Khayer Lake (4660m/15288.71 ft.), 7-8hr walk


Day 10:

Khopra Danda to Bayeli (3460m/11352 ft.), 6-7hr walk


Day 11:

Bayeli Kharka to Tadapani (2710m/8891.076 ft.), 7-8hr walk 


Day 12:

Tadapani to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft.), 6-7hr walk+1hr drive

Day 13:

Relax day in pokhara

Day 14:

Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.), drive 6hr

Day 15:

Departure from Kathmandu


Trek Duration:

Standard itinerary – 15 days. Can be shortened or extended depending on time and fitness.

Included Services

+ All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally

+ 3-night Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in KTM and PKR [upgrade possible]

+ S/Seeing in KTM by private vehicle & professional English speaking tour guide with all entrance fees

+ Private trek with an English speaking trekking guide

+ 1 porter (between two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 20 kg; i.e. 10kg pP)

+ Sharing tourist bus from KTM to PKR return

+ Private vehicle from PKR Nayapul & return

+ Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) during the trek

+ Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses

+ Trekking permit and TIMS

+ First Aid kit

+ Guides’ and porters’ medical and accidental insurance

Excluded Services

- International Airfare to and from your country

- Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)

- Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Helicopter Rescue at altitude]

- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

- Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek

- Tips for Guide & Porter (not mandatory but expected)

- Hot shower, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)

- Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs etc.

- Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt.

Equipment

Equipment for trip

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Useful Information

Nepal Visas

You need visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

Travelers Insurance

While you do trips through Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you will submit copy of your insurance certificate. Your insurance policy must coverage accidents, medical expenses and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue and then personal liability. At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not. Incredible Himalayan Sherpa also advocated your Insurance policy coverage cancellation curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have must proof of the Insurance receipt, you will do initiative otherwise you can’t get any compensation.

Helicopter Evacuation

Sometimes, Helicopter rescue situations can come due to unexpected accident, bad weather, road obstruction/blocked or other reasons. Anywhere you options for a helicopter trip in order to back to home early due to health issue and due to an emergency that may arise during the trip. In any cases, the expense of any helicopter flight is the only responsibility of you or your policy should be coverage in this cases.

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Duration
15 days
Season
Spring/Fall/winter
Region
Annapurna
Grade
Medium
Altitude
3660m
Walking
5-6hr
Accommodation
Tea-house