Khopra Ridge Trek

destination Khopra Danda-Khayer Lake
duration 15 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
max altitude 4660m
meal Available
accommodation Available
season Mar to May / Sep to Dec


In the heart of the Annapurna region, the Khopra Ridge Trek is an uncommon Nepalese trek that brings you close to 22 large mountains. It will cleanse your spirit by exposing you to traditional communities, terraced farms, and breathtaking mountain peaks like Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Nilgiri (7,061m), Bhara Shikhar (7,647m), Annapurna I (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6,997m), and others. Khopra trek starts when you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport. After a breathtaking flight over the mountains from Kathmandu to Pokhara, you take a brief and beautiful drive from Pokhara to Kimche. The actual trekking begins at Kimche on undiscovered trails to Ghandruk, the biggest Gurung village in the Annapurna region. The walk is heavily forested and lined with pines, rhododendrons, oaks, and bamboo. This trip offers beautiful views of the sunrise over the mountains from Khopra Ridge and Punhiill, in addition to the panoramic mountain views. Trekkers have the opportunity to observe and experience the authentic Nepali culture and way of life as the trail passes through picturesque villages of the Gurung, Magar, Chhetri, and Brahmin populations. The hike is a great way to introduce your kids to the fun of trekking and the benefits of exchanging culture and experiences with the locals. The main location that is revered by Hindus is Khayer Lake, which is located at a height of 4660 meters (15285 feet). A tough walk in and of itself, the Khayer Lake trek is situated just a short distance from the Annapurna range, especially in the final section. You never tire of the constant smiles on the faces of the locals, their traditions, and the dense rhododendron forest while on this journey. If you want peaceful, non-tourist trekking, this journey is ideal for you. Nothing will be missed on this ruminative journey because getting lost in the right spot is always fun. This trip’s flexibility and availability from Rai Treks and Expedition; lets you modify the schedule and add other activities in Pokhara, including Paragliding if you like. You’re welcome to Khopra Ridge.

Trip Highlights

  • Historical, cultural city of the heritage places in Kathmandu valley
  • Scenic drive or flight between Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Beautiful city - the city of the Lakes, Pokhara
  • Most beautiful and well-managed Gurung settlement of Ghandruk
  • A Panorama of Mulde Peak
  • The Hindu Holy Khayer Lake is located at 4660 meters
  • Khopra Danda is at an elevation of 3660 meters with views of the Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri mountains
  • The quaint Gurung and Magar settlements at Nayapul, Sudame, Hile, Tikhedhunga, Ulleri,and Banthanti, which resemble villages and are recognized for their peculiar turbans
  • Walking on a slender, stone-paved trail, visiting a historic monastery, an antique Gurung museum, waterfalls
  • Panoramic views of the Himchuli, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna (i, ii, iii, and south), and the Nilgiri Mountains
  • Unimpeded views of the dawn and sunset can be had from Punhill View Point
  • Breathtaking and eye-catching mountain vistas of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Hiuchuli, Annapurna South, Mt. Fishtail, Annapurnas from Mohare Danda
  • Flora and fauna


Day 1: Arrive to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative of “Rai Treks and Expedition Pvt Ltd; will welcome you. When you come to the nation of breath-taking mountains and temple-filled cities, bring your nameplate. After assisting you with your belongings, one of our staff members will take you to the Hotel room for the night. In addition to giving you a briefing about the trekking itinerary in the evening, we will host a dinner program in a typical Nepali restaurant. It is essential that you attend the welcome meeting because this is when we’ll be asking you about your insurance and next of kin. If you think you’ll be late, kindly let the front desk at your hotel or travel company know. The center of the tourist district will be where your hotel is situated. We will help you and go over your travel itinerary with our adviser. There will be enough time to stroll down Thamel’s main thoroughfare.

Day 2: Sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley (1,350 meters) and trek preparation

Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara (Drive). 7 hours - 830 m/2723 ft

Day 4: Drive to Kimche and trek to Tadapani (2,630m/8,626ft)

Day 5: Tadapani to Dobato (3,420m/11,217ft)

Day 6: Dobato to Chistibung (2975m)

Day 7: Chistibung to Khopra Danda (3,660 m/12,008 ft)

Day 8: Khopra Danda to Khayer lake exploration (4,660m/15,285ft)

Day 9: From Khopra Danda to Swanta Village descent (2,200m/7,218ft)

Day 10: Swanta to Ghorepani (2,860m/9,380 ft.)

Day 11: Ghorepani to Punhill and then to Mohore Danda (3,300m/10,824ft

Day 12: Mohore Danda to Ulleri (1,960m/6,428ft)

Day 13: Ulleri to Pokhara (830 m/2723 ft

Day 14: Pokhara to Kathmandu (Drive)-(1,350m/4,429ft)

Day 15: Final departure for your home country

Inclusion / Exclusion


  • Airport transfers in Kathmandu on private vehicle
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu at Standard Hotel in Bed & Breakfast Basis
  • 2 nights accommodation in Pokhara at Standard Hotel on Bed and Breakfast Basis
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu including all transportation and entry permit to enter to the Heritage sites
  • All inbound transportations as per the dossier on flight or on private vehicle
  • Trekking Permit, National Park & TIMS card fee
  • Trek on Full Board Basis (BLD - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Hot drink - tea/coffee) and accommodation in the Lodge during the trek.
  • 1 professional English speaking guide including all his meals, transportation and daily wages
  • 1 assistant guide between the team of 5 people including all his meals, transportation and daily wages
  • 1 porter between two people including all his meals, transportation and daily wages
  • All insurance for trekking crew members
  • Medical kits including basic medicines for the trekking crew members
  • Trekking Map
  • Duffel Bag if needed
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu


  • International Airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee, which is USD50 for 30 days and USD30 for 15 days
  • Personal Insurance (Travel, Emergency Medical, Rescue)
  • Personal Trekking Gears, extra expenses Phone Calls, Water, Laundry, Bar Bills, Battery Recharge, Internet etc.
  • Main meals in Kathmandu and in Pokhara
  • Tipping for guides and porters, which is not mandatory but it is customary in Nepal


All Inclusive Cost

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