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.)
[Included meals: Bed]
Overnight at hotel

 

Day 02:

Kathmandu SightSeeing Tour/Free day in Kathmandu and Prepartion for Trek
[Included meals: Bed and Breakfast]
Overnight at hotel

 

Day 03:

Scenic drive to Pokahara (823m/2,700ft), 6hr drive
[Included meals: Bed and Breakfast]
Overnight at hotel

 

Day 04:

Pokhara to Ulleri [2050m/6725ft], 1hr drive+6-7hr walk
[Included meals: Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse


Day 05:

Ulleri to Ghorepani (2750m/ 9020ft.), 4-5hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse


Day 06:

Ghorepani to Swanta (2270m/7447.507 ft.), 3-4hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse


Day 07:

Swanta to Dhan Kharka (3020m/9908.136 ft.), 4-5hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse


Day 08:

Dhan Kharka to Khopra Danda (3640m/11942.26 ft.), 3-4hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse


Day 09:

Side trip to Khayer Lake (4660m/15288.71 ft.), 7-8hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse


Day 10:

Khopra Danda to Bayeli (3460m/11352 ft.), 6-7hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse


Day 11:

Bayeli Kharka to Tadapani (2710m/8891.076 ft.), 7-8hr walk 
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse


Day 12:

Tadapani to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft.), 6-7hr walk+1hr drive
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch]
Overnight at hotel

 

Day 13:

Relax day in pokhara
[Included meals: Bed and Breakfast]
Overnight at hotel

 

Day 14:

Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.), drive 6hr
[Included: Bed]
Overnight at hotel

 

Day 15:

Departure from Kathmandu
[Included meals: Breakfast]


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

+ Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in Ktm as per the itinerary [upgrade possible]

+ Private trek with an English speaking government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance

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

+ Sightseeing in Kathmandu by private vehicle and professional English speaking guide

+ Sharing tourist bus from KTM-Pokhara & return[upgrade possible] 

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

+ Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses as per the itinerary

+ Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit for all members

+ Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card

+ Duffel bag and trekking map (Duffel to be returned after trip completion)

+ First aid medical kit carried by the guide

+ Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes

+ Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu with host family

 

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 Guides & Porters

- 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

Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality in good price.

Luggage:

01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.

1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.

Head and Face Gear:

1. Sunhat

2. Sunglasses

3. Warm hat

4. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor

5. Lip balm with a high SPF factor

6. An emergency light

Hands:

1. Lightweight gloves

Inner Clothing:

1. T-shirts

2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best

3. Underwear

4. 2 shorts

5. 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

Outer Clothing:

1. down Jacket

2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)

3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)

4. Waterproof pants

5. Baggy pants

6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)

7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket

Footwear:

1. Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)

2. Spare laces

3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.

4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks

5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

Drinking Equipment:

1. Water Bottle

Purification equipment-Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

1. 30-40 liter daypack

2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack

3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius

Personal Medical Kit:

1. Bandage for sprains

2. Plasters/Band-Aids

3. Iodine or water filters

4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters

5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts

6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

7. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller

8. Oral rehydration salts

9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)

10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)

11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)

12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)

13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)

Extras/Luxuries:

1. Binoculars

2. Reading book

3. Trail Map/Guide book

4. Journal & Pens

5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Toiletries:

1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel

2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

4. Deodorant

5. Nail clippers

6. Face and body moisturize

7. Feminine hygiene products

8. Small mirror

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Useful Information

Additional Options:

We plan with one porter per 2 clients. If you require additional support, you can book an additional porter for the trip to lighten your load. A porter carries your bag pack for you and no more (20kg max. They don't often speak any English. They carry two backpacks that they will strap together. But you are strictly prohibited not take advantage of the porter. They are usually very proud people and will attempt to carry things that are just too heavy. Which is not good. You can leave your unnecessary stuffs in Kathmandu your hotel or our office you will not need on the trek.

Have a take small personal daypack with you. Your daypack should contain everything you need during the day but keep it as light as possible. Examples: water, some warm clothing, your camera, sunscreen, etc. Note that luggage you hand the porters might not be available to you during the day as they sometimes set their own pace.

+Hotel upgrade in Ktm: [65 USD for 4* hotel, 95 USD for 5* hotel per night]

If you feel like a little luxury before and after your trek, you can upgrade your hotel in Kathmandu to 4*/ 5* category.

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.

Money and Tipping

Tipping is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to tip their crews at the end of a trek. Money and Tipping; it is best to bring a mixture of cash, USD, GBP, CAD, EUR. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 8 - 10 per meal in Kathmandu(if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.

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