KHOPRA TREK

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destination Annapurna
duration 14 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Annapurna
max altitude 4,827m
group size 2-15
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 Hrs
accommodation Homestay
season Autumn/Spring

KHOPRA TREK

Khopra Danda Trek is one of the newly opened treks in the Annapurna region which is a very famous incredible view snowcapped mountain and exposure to varies ethnic of the region.

Khopra Trek is a rural trek that offers access to Nangi village between Beni and Poon Hill, and Khopra to the north of Ghorepani in the Annapurna region. Nangi Village is the location of a vibrant development project providing formal and vocational schooling, handmade paper enterprise as well as wireless internet access to the community. Khopra is a remote, isolated village offering panoramic mountain views of the Annapurna range.

A newly developed trek is rich in culture, nature, and remoteness, this rural trek is 'off the beaten track' and enables close contact with several indigenous groups. One of them is the Pun-Magar ethnic groups who have their own language, culture, and customs. This trek proffers a variety of accommodation, ranging from a homestay with local families, lodges and community-run lodges specifically built to encourage eco-tourism in this remote area. You will have the great opportunity to experience rural life in the villages of Nepal and the contrast of hiking two days in terrain populated only by wild yaks. There is an ambitious but rewarding side trip from Khopra to a beautiful Khayer Lake perched at 4,600 directly beneath the peaks. 

Key Features Of Khopra Danda Trek

  • Explore the city of Pokhara and Gurung villages.
  • Panoramic and closed view of Annapurna massif, explore in the Khopra Danda trek
  • Sunrise and Sunset view better than Poon Hill.
  • Picturesque villages, experiencing with local lifestyle and culture of Magar and Gurung people.
  • Walking narrow and stone-paved trail through rhododendron forest and even more beautiful in March.

ITINERARY

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One night.
3-star Hotel

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking staff with the warm welcome and transfer to respective hotels with a briefing regarding trekking, hotels, lodge on the route with doing and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner.

6 to 7 hours.
3-star Hotel

Morning travel by tourist coach or in private vehicle depending upon the group size towards amazing Pokhara valley transfer to respective hotels close to beautiful Phewa Lake with the afternoon free for short walks. (For flying option a 30 minutes flight to Pokhara). Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

5 to 6 hours
Guest House

A one hour drive takes us to Nayapul ~ the starting point of our trek. From Nayapul, we take the West-Northward path and cross a suspension bridge over the Modi River. We walk through Deupur village. The trail is gently uphill until we reach Purna Gaun where we spend our first night. Hiking hours: 4-5. Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

4 to 5 hours.
Guest House

From Purna Gaun, we walk through villages and farming fields for about one hour, before entering a forest and continuing to Lespar. We spend the night in a basic hotel. Hiking hours: 4½-5. Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

5 to 6 hours
Home-stay

From Lespar, we climb steep hills and forests, all the way up to Nangi village. Nangi village is a beautiful and famous village. It is well known for its Wireless Internet Service introduced by Mr. Mahabir Pun who received the Manganese International Award. Lespar has a High Secondary school, telephone facilities and a Nepalese brown paper factory which you can visit if you wish to. The Dhaulagiri Mountain range is visible from the village. Hiking hours: 4½-5½ hrs.

5 to 6 hours
Home-Stay

Today we climb uphill via Hampel pass to Mohare Camp (3300m) through a wild forest and we stay in the community lodge. Already on the way from the pass to Mohare camp, we can enjoy the view on the Annapurna range. From Mohari Camp, the is an amazing panoramic view of the Mountains. We will wake up early the next morning to admire the beautiful sunrise on the mountains Hiking hours: 5½-6½ Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

5 to 6 hours.
Guest House

After enjoying the magnificent mountain views, we start our journey slowly by walking downhill through a trail surrounded by rhododendron, pine, oak and Juniper trees. We will hear and see various species of birds on our way to the very famous viewpoint of Poonhill. We will then continue down to Ghorepani for about two hours and have lunch. After lunch, we continue walking down through the forest to the Chitre village for about one and half hour. From Chitre village, we take a new path to Santa village (2260m), which is the gateway to the Khopra trek. Hiking hours: 5½-6½. Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

5 to 6 hours
Guest House

Immediately after leaving Swanta we enter the forest and walk through a very cool and pleasant path, hearing the sound of the river and the birds singing. After two hours, we cross a stream and we have lunch at the Kharka before we start to climb the steep Khopra Hill for another one and a half to two hours, reaching Chhistibang at 3020 m. We halted there for the night, among the rhododendron and oak trees. Hiking hours: 3½-4. Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

3 to 4 hours.
Guest House

We continue climbing uphill to Khopra (3660m) and spend the night there. Khopra provides internet and telephone facilities. Hiking hours: 3-3½ Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

5 to 6 hours
Guest House

There are two possible ways for Dobato HIGH ROUTE In spring or during the dry season, we take the high route straight above Khopra, enjoying the views of the fully bloomed rhododendron forest and admiring the landscapes of the Kali Gandaki valley and the spectacular mountains. The path is very narrow and can be slippery in some parts. A good balance and no fear of heights is a priority. With rain or snow, it is absolutely dangerous to walk this way. Walking crampons are recommended in case of quick weather change. Hiking hours: 5-6 LOW ROUTE In winter or during the snow season, we take the lower route to avoid icy paths. The lower path is a little longer, and goes uphill and downhill through the forest but is much safer. Hiking hours: 5½ – 6½. Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

6 to 7 hours
Guest House

From the lodge, in Dobato we first follow the forest trail to Isaru where there are two lodges after one hour and another after one and a half hour of walking. After two hours we reach a junction and from there we continue to Tadapani, a touristy junction facing Mt. Annapurna South, Himchuli, Machhapuchre (Fishtail). From here, we take an easy and a pleasant trail toward Ghandruk through a trunk of rhododendrons. We will be welcomed by the grey monkeys (Langur) and will have sufficient time to interact with them. Hiking hours: 6½ – 7. Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

6 to 7 hours
3-star Hotel

On our way to Naya Pul from Ghandruk, we get to enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. We have lunch on the way. Our trek will end at Naya Pul where we board our vehicle to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara. *If the road construction connecting Ghandruk to Naya Paul is complete, driving from Ghandruk to Pokhara could be another option. Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

6 to 7 hours
3-star Hotel

Earlier morning, we take a car/tourist bus or fly to Kathmandu in the afternoon. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel and we can enjoy our day in Kathmandu. The evening to celebrate our successful journey, we will have a farewell dinner with Traditional Nepali Cuisine. Overnight in Kathmandu. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

25 minutes
None

Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! Sherpa Expedition and Trekking representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. Included meals: Breakfast.

SERVICES

Cost Includes

  • Both way transportation for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus.
  • Both way private transportation service between Pokhara and Nayapul (trek start and endpoint)
  • Two-night accommodation in a selected hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast.
  • Best Possible Teahouse, lodge accommodation during the trek
  • All Standard Meals (Lunches, Dinners, and Breakfasts) during the trek.
  • Government License holder English Speaking Sherpa Expedition and Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader,(8 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage. (2 trekkers:1 porter "9 kg per trekker max limit")
  • Coverage of guides and porters meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment.
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) Fee.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
  • Snacks (cookies) and Seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, Local taxes, and official Expenses
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance).
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking T-shirt
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking of certificate after over the successful trek.
  • Farewell dinner.

Cost Excludes

  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan Internationa Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per Person)
  • All Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after we start our journey
  • Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
  • Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture)
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as Excludes

EQUIPMENTS

General

  • Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)
  •  Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sun glasses 
  • Neck warmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hand

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Center Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • wool Jackets or pullover
  • Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body 

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trouser
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Feet

  • A pair of good water-proof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Socks liner
  • Light shoes and sneaker

First Aid Kits and Medicines

  • Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment
  • Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
  • Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills

(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However  we recommend better to  bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous, but must useable

  • 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Best energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power Bank and music players 
  • Camera (Memory card, chargers and extra batteries)

GOOD TO KNOW

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. During the trek, teahouses are readily available; all accommodation is on a twin sharing basis. You may find good quality teahouses at the lower altitude but at the higher elevation, you may get to stay in teahouses where accommodations are settled just with a bed, mattresses and a pillow.

Meals and drinks during the trek

Breakfast will be served in Kathmandu whereas full board services (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) is provided during the trek. Variety of meals are available especially noodles, soups, and rice dishes; on some routes, there will be a limited choice and on some routes teahouses only provide local Nepali dish, Dhal Bhat (lentil and rice).

Physical Fitness

It is an easy and moderate trek that takes you away from your hometown to have some good quality time. It is the perfect destination for trekkers who love to walk steadily 4-5 hours a day. We have met people from different walks of life, even first-time travelers can easily pass the trek, and all you need to do is a regular exercise to accomplish this trek. Past experience of any hiking or trekking activities is always a plus.

Best time to travel

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to December) are usually known as the best season to do a trek. You are much more likely to see clear views throughout the year however we do not suggest you travel in monsoon season.

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Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left

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No. Of People Price Per Person
1 Pax USD 650
2 Pax USD 630
3 Pax USD 590
4 - 6 Pax USD 540
7 - 12 Pax USD 510
13 - 18 Pax USD 480
19 - 24 Pax USD 450
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