Khorpa Ridge Trek -14 Days

Trip Code

NOA-43527

Starts At

Kathmandu, Nepal

Ends At

Kathmandu, Nepal

Trip Grades

Advanced

Maximum Altitude

3,430m

Country

Nepal

Activities

Annapurna Region Trek

Duration

14 days

Trip Highlights

  • You can see the beauty of Lakeside which is in Pokhara 
  • Beautiful drive that offers knowledge from Pokhara to Syauli Bazaar 
  • Drive to Syauli Bazzar that has attractive sites and many more places to explore 
  • The Ghandruk village is amazing for the cultural tourism of the Gurung community
  • Hike from Bayeli Kharka to Upper Chistibung hike with mesmerizing views of hills and mountains 
  • See rhododendron forests, over Glacier Rivers, waterfalls, and spectacular views of sheer cliffs
  • Visit Khopra Ridge and Kaire Lake  
     

Trip Description

The Khorpa Ridge Community trek is the best pastoral trek that brings you earlier to the beautiful Himalayas from Nepal. It is situated in the Annapurna Region. You can observe stunning high peaks that make you pleased from inside. Therefore, it is not a big shock for anybody to stay longer on the trip. You can saunter for a short time, especially with older children to watch things around them. This hike is for people of every age group. However, you should be paying attention in the trek. This journey is very precious with hard to believe scenery, engaging culture, and comfortable lodging. Walking is not that fatiguing with all those beauties around. The trek offers you extraordinary views of the Mountain Peaks like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna First, Fishtail, etc. 

The trip passes with the villages that welcome you with temperate culture. There is terraced farmland that provides you an insight into the conventional farming of Nepal. Farming and cattle rearing is the major profession of confined people residing in the villages. Trekkers may drive to Syauli Bazzar that has good-looking sites and many more places to travel around. You will be more pleased to see rhododendron forests, over Glacier Rivers, waterfalls, and imposing views of pure cliffs. On top of that, there are the enormous Himalayas that put in beauty to scenery. The hike from Bayeli Kharka to Upper Chistibung offers gripping views of hills and mountains. 

Another major charisma of this area is the Kaire Lake that needs a hike from the Khopra Danda. The Khopra Ridge trek also welcomes you with the humid generosity of the Gurung community. The Ghandruk village is remarkable for the cultural tourism of the Gurung community. It is an unforgettable trekking practice with the most excellent value for money treks in Nepal. 
 

Outlined Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Your journey begins with your arrival in the bustling capital city of Nepal,
Kathmandu. A representative from our team will arrive for your pickup at TIA
who will assist you together with your luggage and transportation to your hotel. There are no planned activities for the day, so you'll check your hotel and luxuriate in the afternoon and evening at your leisure. You may simply want to rest after your long flight, but the lively tourist markets and restaurants of the Thamel are an enticing draw for many visitors.

  • Max Altitude

    1350m

Day 2 : Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation

Before heading to the Himalayas you must be familiar with quite a few things. Guidance and research for the trek are mandatory for everyone. You will be dealing with a strange experience but finally, with some groundwork, you can deal with it. You should be cautious with your bag pack. Carrying needless equipment will make your journey difficult. We will grasp up on some final shopping if there is free time. You will get the opportunity to explore Boudhanath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Swayambhunath Stupa. They have been scheduled in the UNESCO world heritage sites. These sites display the full range of historic and artistic achievements. Kathmandu Valley is world-famous for such beauty. Overnight stay will be at this city. 
 

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    1350m

Day 3 : Drive/fly to Pokhara

We will go to Pokhara on the 2nd day. There are two options to head to Pokhara. You can drive or travel by air. A drive would take 7-8 hrs. On the other hand, a flight will take just 25 minutes to reach. You may drive if you want to take pleasure in highway scenes. On your drive, you will view local markets, rivers, forests etc. Otherwise, you can take a small attractive flight.  You will get to view snowy-mountain peaks and high hills if you make a decision to take a fight. It is up to you how you want to take a trip. 
 

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    820m

Day 4 : Drive to Syauli Bazaar and trek to Ghandruk

On this day, we drive to Syauli Bazzar and begin the trek to Ghandruk. The village is known the major center for Gorkha soldiers. Similarly, it is an imperative hub for the Annapurna Conservation Area Project. It promotes many diverse ecological projects. Ghandruk is also famous for the culture and tradition of the Gurung group of people. We will stay overnight at Ghandruk. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    3 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    1940m

  • Trek Distance

    3 hrs

Day 5 : Ghandruk to Tadapani

We make a pointed fall through the solid and shady forest towards Tadapani. We will be on foot through a dense forest of old rhododendron trees. When the rhododendron trees come into flower, these forests turn into extraordinary gardens. By afternoon, depending upon the epoch of travel, we also get to take pleasure in pink blossoms. After trekking over a small pass, we arrive at our target place. In Tadapani, you will get outstanding views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and the Hiunchuli mountains. There are many Tibetans in this village who put on the market for tourists. Overnight stay will be at Tadapani. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    3-4 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    2700m

  • Trek Distance

    3-4 hrs

Day 6 : Tadapani to Bayeli Kharka

On this day, you will be provided breakfast near the beginning in the morning. On the way, you might notice streams, waterfalls, and rhododendron as well as pine forests. We will be arriving Bayeli Kharka after 5-6 hours of walk. You can travel around the village that has long-established Gurung and Magars culture. You can see the distinctive Gurung culture if you visit this village. If you want to do other trek and unpaid assistant activities around villages, feel free to contact the office/tour operator. We will spend the night at Bayeli Kharka. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    5-6 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    3450m

  • Trek Distance

    5-6 hrs

Day 7 : Bayeli Kharka to Upper Chistibung

After having breakfast, we slide down through the unlock ground. On the way, you could observe beautiful forests before you arrive at lower Chistibung. In the same way, we move upwards in order to arrive at Upper Chistibung. This is a provisional herder’s resolution. You might even mark colorful Danphe, the national bird of Nepal. Trekkers may observe Himalayan Thar on the grassy ridge high above the path. Overnight stay will be at Upper Chistibung. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    4-5 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    2975m

  • Trek Distance

    4-5 hrs

Day 8 : Upper Chistibung to Khopra Ridge

Today, we will be visiting Khopra Danda. The views of the Mountain Fang and another close-by peak can be seen in their innovative beauty. The walk is low and often takes quite a lot of hours going back and forth from the village. You can even decide on a half a day walk. This depends on if you do not feel like making a stretched journey. A long journey may be very complicated for someone who is physically weak. We will stay overnight at Khopra Danda. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    3-4 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    3660m

  • Trek Distance

    3-4 hrs

Day 9 : Rest day in Khopra Ridge: Tour of Kaire Lake

On this day, we will spend one more day at Khopra Ridge. Today, we will be trekking towards Kaire Lake to attain excellent views of the beautiful scenery. Kaire is considered to be the sacred lake of Hindus. It is supposed that bathing in this sacred lake will help to achieve Nirvana. We can also see a number of Hindus and Buddhist shrines on the lakeside. A half-day walk from Khopra could also be arranged if you do not want to walk too long. Overnight stay will be at Khopra Ridge. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    7-8 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    4500m

  • Trek Distance

    7-8 hrs

Day 10 : Khopra Ridge to Swanta Village

We will be walking up at the dawn. Here, we make our way up to the Poonhill hill station. You can get pleasure from a great panoramic sight of the Annapurna Mountain range. You can also enjoy the sunrise view. The view is impressive when the sun kisses the snow-capped mountains. The mountain changes its color from white to commendable gold. After some time, we head back to Ghorepani. We make our way towards the Swanta village after breakfast. You may have to walk 6-7 hours to stay overnight in this village. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    5-6 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    2200m

  • Trek Distance

    5-6 hrs

Day 11 : Swanta Village to Ulleri

On this day, you will be provided breakfast early in the morning. After that, we will begin a short hike going up to the village of Ulleri. There we will spend our night. People also drop around 7 to 10 percent of body mass during the hike. This is an ordinary occurrence that also depends on your craving and other factors. Most experienced trekkers administer to eat a vigorous diet along with an extended journey. Climbers are highly encouraged to eat as much as possible. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    5-6 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    2050m

  • Trek Distance

    5-6 hrs

Day 12 : Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara

On our way to Nayapul, we will get to enjoy the surprising scenery of western Nepal. Our trek will come to an end today as we reach Nayapul. From there we drive to Pokhara where we will stay for the night. After some time, we will drive back to the lakeside near Phewa lake. It is better to explore some more days to Pokhara if you want. It is one of the best places to discover natural beauty. Do not forget to visit Davis falls, Mahendra cave as well as the lakeside of Pokhara. We do organize other adventures and sports activities besides trek. Please feel free to contact the tour operator or guide. They are 24/7 ready in service. We will provide you unused services if you want to explore Pokhara. You can use them anytime. They include farewell dinner, transportation service, etc. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    5-6 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    827m

  • Trek Distance

    5-6 hrs

Day 13 : Drive/fly to Kathmandu

On this day, your successful trek comes to an end. Wake up early to bid a farewell to the spectacular scenery of the Khopra before boarding your morning flight back to Kathmandu. Watching the Himalayas pass beneath your window, you’ll now be able to recognize many of the major peaks. The hustle and bustle of Kathmandu may come as something of a surprise after the solitude of the mountains. You’ll be transported to your hotel to spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Feel free to relax or explore the local markets and eateries. There are plenty of great restaurants and bars in Thamel where you can enjoy dinner before returning to your hotel to spend the night. Breakfast is included.
 

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    1350m

Day 14 : Final Departure

Today, is the last morning on your trip to Nepal where you’ll be enjoying a pleasant breakfast while reflecting on all of the memories you have collected on the Khopra Ridge trek over the past two weeks. Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be taken to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure. We hope you’ll return to Nepal in the near future to see everything else that it has to offer! Today’s breakfast is included.
 

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Flight ticket Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu
  • 2 nights accommodation in a standard hotel in Kathmandu (Bed & breakfast)
  •  Accommodation in basic tea houses during the trek 
  • Meals during the trek: breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee
  • Professional English speaking trekking guide
  • Trekking porter/s: 1 porter for 2 trekkers
  • Complete printed trip information and trekking map
  • Equipment: sleeping bags and down jacket
  • Trekking bags to pack and carry your necessary items for trekking
  • Trekking permit (TIMS, Entry Permit for Sagarmatha National Park)
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff (guide and porters)
     

Cost Excludes

  • Bar bills (any alcohol drinks, mineral water, cold drinks, cigarettes, etc)
  • Hotel accommodation and other expenses in Kathmandu, if you return earlier from the trek
  • Personal clothing and other equipment
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, hot water for showers, etc.
  • Personal insurance that covers helicopter rescue evacuation
  • Any unseen expenses produced by circumstances beyond our control such as natural disasters
  • Tips for guide, porters and other staff 
     

Costs & Dates

Extra Information

1. Domestic Flight 
Kathmandu to Pokhara and return flight are often affected by weather conditions and congestion which may cause delays, sometimes even for several days. We request you to ensure that you have planned for spare days to account for moderate delays, but can't guarantee against longer delays which can even affect your international flight.

2. A typical Trekking hours per day 
A typical day revolves around the Nepal sunrise and sunset, instead of any Western time schedule. You’ll be walking 5-6 hrs each day on average.

3. Health Issues 
We recommend you consult the doctor to discuss the health issues associated with your trek. We also suggest you bring your own personal first aid kit to supplement the comprehensive. Although, the first aid kit is carried by the Trek Leader.

4. Altitude Sickness 
Many treks in Nepal can take you quite rapidly to high altitudes, so you must give your body the time to acclimatize. If you ascend faster than your body can adapt then you will likely start to develop symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Headache is the most common symptom, while nausea, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, dizziness, and sleep disturbances are some others.
The best way to adapt to higher altitudes is to ascend slowly and gradually. The common method is that you should take 2-3 days to reach 3000m. If traveling to above this height remember to have extra acclimatization days.

5. Safety and security 
You can have Travel Insurance while trekking which is the safest measure. However, there are some measures following which you can implement to ensure safety: 

  • Secure your belongings 
  • Do not flash cash or jewelry 
  • Have an emergency plan 
  • Do not trek alone 
  • Only choose authorized trekking agencies 

6. Insurance 
We recommend you to have an appropriate insurance policy that covers travel in such isolated and mountainous areas, and also includes helicopter rescue from a trusted agency. We recommend you do good research and find a reputable insurance agent or insurance specialist.

7. Recommended Equipment 

  • Trekking boots, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.
  • Down or fiber Jacket, waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, warm cotton trousers, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long undergarments, woolen hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, tracksuit.
  • Sleeping bag (4 seasons), down jacket, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
  • Insect repellent, toiletries, laundry soap, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards, and personal medical kit.
     

Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

We will run our booked trips under normal situations. There is an opportunity to go for the trip even if other hikers cancel at the end moment. We will not cancel the entire trip even if there is a fewer number of people. Please note that we cannot carry on the trip if there is a political riot, natural disasters, pandemics, epidemic or catastrophes, etc. 
 

You will be provided continental food which you can choose from the menu. Every vegetable served in the tea houses is nearby shaped. Such type of foods is organic and good for your health. If you love non-veg, you need to make sure whether the meat is fresh or not. 
 

Usually, your guide advises you to go to the toilet in the tea houses before leaving to prevent the need to go during the trail. However, you may come across a few houses along the trail that will let you use their toilet. But in case of an emergency, you will have to go in the wild if there are no houses nearby.

You can find various ways to access the web. If you have purchased a SIM card, you will be able to use data to access the internet. However, the network connection for both communication and internet access might not be consistently good. As you progress higher, the connection may get weak. You will be able to get Wi-Fi service from the tea houses, but please expect to be charged for this.
 

Trekking needs few days of walking that is continuous. You may find it difficult and boring at some times. Sometimes, you also need to fight with the high altitude. Trekking is not exhausting if you are reasonably fit. We design our trek to make your journey comfortable.  
 

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