15 days
Trip Level
Group Size
4500 m

Khopra Ridge Trek is undoubtedly one of the most effective short treks in Nepal. This trek includes all components of a classic trek in Nepal. Apart from this,  cozy villages, wildlife, and extensive views of the mountains are visible during the trek. It offers various landscapes from forests to high alpine landscapes; however, the Khopra ridge trek lies far from the busier trails of the Annapurna region.

However, Trek to Khopra ridge provides equally outstanding views of the Himalayan ranges as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fang, and Nilgiri. Khayer Lake is another attraction of this trek, which needs to be slightly rambling away from the Khopra ridge.

We start our trip from Kathmandu together with a visit to the UNESCO world heritage sites. As we fly or drive to Pokhara, then drive to Naya Pul, where the trek begins. We follow the paths of the Annapurna balcony until Tadapani from Naya Pul. Then we leave the main trail and walk on a far way for the next couple of days. We will stay in the community tea-houses during these periods.

The two weeks trip is appropriate for those who would like to relish the beauty of Mount Annapurna while taking pleasure in the soothes of more remote paths. The Khopra Danda trek becomes famous as an alternation trekking route in the Annapurna Region. It is an easy and short trek but allows you to explore the culture, and nature and close up with the giant Himalayas.

Trek to Khopra Ridge: Highlights

Hike to Khayer Lake, a sacred lake at the foot of Annapurna South
A short trek but one of the best treks in the Annapurna region

Spectacular sunrises view over Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massif
Walking through the Rhododendron forests with beautiful landscapes


Short itinerary

Days Destination Altitude in Meters Walking Distance
1. Drive Pokhara 920 6h00
2. Drive to Nayapul, then trek to Ghandruk 1410 at 5h00 includes a drive
3. Ghandruk to Tadapani 2590 4h00
4. Trek to Dobato 3350 5h00
5. Dobato to Upper Chistibung 2975 5h00
6. Trek to Khopra Ridge 3660 5h00
7. Hike to Khayar Lake, then back to Khora Ridge 4500 10h00 return trip
8. Khopra Ridge to Swanta village 2200 6h00
9. Trek to Ulleri 1790 6h00
10. Ulleri to Nayapul, then drive to Pokhara. 6h00 drive includes
11. Drive back to Kathmandu
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The Khopra Ridge trek (also known as the Khopra Danda trek) is an excellent alternation to the most popular (and more crowded) Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, taking you higher still to another superb viewpoint of the Annapurnas. The route follows the local trail, which takes you down to Ghorepani before climbing up a ridge called the Khopra Ridge.

Trek to Khopra Ridge is an excellent choice if you’re looking for the perfect week-long trek, but a little off of the beaten track, with great views. Contact us to get started organizing your trek.


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m)

On arrival in Kathmandu, you will greet and welcome by our agency’s representative in front of the Arrival gate with a Display board of Himalayan Exploration Treks then transfer to your Hotel.

Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.

During the free day in Kathmandu, you may have a chance to visit the heritage site of Kathmandu valley, followed by a pre-trip departure meeting concerning the forthcoming trip. You may meet the guide and other team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment, and others necessary information

Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara (920m). 6h00 drive.

Early morning depart from Kathmandu by tourist bus. The bus goes all way to Pokhara by passing through several villages, and beautiful landscapes, and driving along the Trisuli River. The hotel is near the lake. Hotel included.

Day 4: Pokhara –Nayapul(1100m) – Ghandruk (1410m). 2h00 drive and 2h00 walk.

Departure from Pokhara to Nayabul by local bus to Naya Pul. Approximately 2o minutes walk up to Birethanti, checking all the permits. The village is a significant recruitment center for the famous Gurkha soldiers and is the hub of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, which promotes mаnу various ecological projects.

Day 5: Ghandruk – Tadapani (2590m) 5h00 walk.

Wе get tо enjoy Fascinating views оf Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli Mountains from Ghandruk. We continue to walk uphill through Deurali and into the dense rhododendron forests. After trekking over a small pass, we reach Tadapani, where we get to enjoy excellent views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, and Hiunchuli again.

Day 6: Tadapani – Dobato. (3350 m)

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. We get to appreciate the diverse flora and fauna of the region and absolutely the magnificent view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna South. Trekking on a relatively easy trail, we reach Dobato, which is dominated by the excellent view of the Annapurna South.

Day 7: Dobato – Upper Chistibung (2975m) 5h00 walk.

After breakfast, we descend through open ground and beautiful forest to reach the pastures оf Lоwer Chistibung. Next, we ascend gradually through a forest before reaching Upper Chistibung, which is a temporary herder’s settlement.

Day 8: Trek to Khopra Ridge (3660m) 5h00 walk.

Wе embarks upon a steady climb above the tree line through alpine meadows and pastures to reach Khopra. As we approach Khopra Ridge, we see the tip of Annapurna South. Uроn is reaching Khopra we go for a short walk down Khopra Ridge to a viewpoint overlooking Kali Gandaki river far bеӏоw in this deep valley. From Khopra, we also admire the stunning mountain panorama, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Annapurna South.

Day 9: Rest day, excursion to the Khayer Lake (4500m) 10h00 walk return trip.

We start hiking in the early morning towards Khayer Lake from where we accomplish excellent views of the Fang and surrounding mountains. Considered to be a holy lake by the Hindus, it is believed that bathing in the lake will help achieve Nirvana. As Hinduism and Buddhism are intricately related in Nepal, we can even see many Hindu and Buddhist shrines оn the lakeside.

Day 10: Khopra Ridge – Swanta Village (2200m) 6h00 walk.

We descend off the hillside and continue downhill on a steep trail from Khopra Ridge. Along the way, we get more views оf Mount Dhaulagiri with the mountain providing a lovely backdrop to the terraced fields and traditional houses in the nearby villages.

Day 11: Trek to Ulleri.

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

Day 12: Ulleri – Nayapul (1113m) – Pokhara (915m) 4h00 walk and 2h00 drive.

Discovering above all, the trail leads you gradually descending through the cultivated rice terrace and villages to Birethanti. Once exit the permits of the Annapurna region, walk up to Naya Pul to catch a bus for Pokhara. The hotel is near the lake. (Hotel included).

Day 13: Pokhara – Kathmandu 6h00 drive.

Early morning, Catch a tourist bus from Pokhara, it retraces the same road to Kathmandu and arrives in the afternoon. (Hotel included).

Day 14: Free day in Kathmandu.

Free day in Kathmandu, you may have to visit the heritage site or look for another adventure.

Day 15: Final departure

You will transfer to airport 3 hours before the scheduled flight.
DEPARTURE/RETURN Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 3 hours before the flight.
Airport transfer Accommodations
Meal during the trek TIMS and ACAP permits
Transportation as per itinerary Professional guide & porters
A First Aid Kits Applicable Government Taxes
International Airfare Nepal Visa fees
Meals in City Personal Expenses
Travel Insurance Tips for Guide & Porters

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Khopra Ridge Trek

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