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Khopra Khayar view Trek

14 Days


Description

Trip Overview

Since Annapurna region developing rood section, Nepal trekking lovers are seeking untouched and new rout for trek from Annapurna region.  Khair Trek or Kopra Trek is newly populated rout from Annapurna trekking region. The trail is off the batten path and also popular as Yak trail. This is best adventure holiday of Annapurna, while trek its offer breathtaking panoramic Himalayas view of Daulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche peak, Dampus Peak, Mana Pathi Peak, Annapurna south, Himchuli, Fish-tail, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna IV, III, Annapurna Fang, passing through small settlement and traditional villages, Lush frost, Scenic view point Kopra Ridge and another positive point of this trek to be a best of Annapurna is hidden and scared lake, witch is Khaire Baraha Lake (4500m) every year Khun Khane festival (Yak blood drinking). This trek can give experience of alpine wildness trek. 

This trek can be started from Phedi and end at Nayapull, this trek also possible combine with some other trekking as Annapurna Base Camp or Muktinath Trek. If you need tailor-made Itinerary write us we can make best tailor-made holiday.

Outline Itinerary

Trip Map Khair Trek - Kopra View Trek Map

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Trek Preparation

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (200 km), Drive by bus/car or fly

Day 04: Drive to Phedi (1130m) and trek to Potana (1890m), Trek 6 hrs

Day 05: Potana to Ghandruk (1940m), Trek 6 hrs

Day 6: Ghandruk to Tadapani, Trek 5 hrs

Day 7: Tadapani to Bhaisi Kharka, Trek 6 hrs

Day 8: Bhaisi Kharka to Chistibung, Trek 7 hrs

Day 9: Chistibung to Khopra Ridge, Trek 6 -7 hrs

Day 10: Excursion to Khair Lake

Day 11: Khopra Ridge to Swatha, Trek 6 hrs

Day 12: Swatha to Ghorepani, Trek 6 hrs

Day 13: Ghorepani to Tirkhedunga, Trek 5 hrs

Day 14: Tirkhedunga to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara, Trek 4 hrs

Day 15: Leisure Day

Day 16: Final departure onward destination

 


Trip Facts

Duration 14 Days
Best time to travel March to May, Sep to February
Trip Grade Easy
Departure Date Every Day
Altitude 4700M
Trekking Hours 5-6 Hours
Starting Point Pokhara
End Point Pokhara
Mode of Travel Transport / Aeroplane
Group Size 2 to 20
Style of trek Easy

Itinerary

Khair Trek - Khopra View Trek

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

Welcomed and Pick up by our airport representative and escort to your hotel. Our airport representative will explain the daily program upon arrival. Overnight at hotel on B/B board basic

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Trek Preparation

Guided Sightseeing of World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley including: Kathmandu Darbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at hotel on B/B board basic

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (200 km), Drive by bus/car or fly

This day start early in the morning by tourist bus leaves 7 am via exploring Nepalese country side that offer green hills, river, farms or fly any time during day time, it 25 minute. After reaching Pokhara; a city of lake and magnificent view of various mountains namely Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchre and other mountain of Annapurna range.  Overnight at hotel on B/B board basic

Day 04: Drive to Phedi (1130m) and trek to Potana (1890m), Trek 6 hrs

Trek start after one hour drive from pokhara to Phedi by car or taxi. Trek start ascending through jungle and highland rice fields generally walk up to the valley of Dhampus (1650 m) and Potana (1890 m) with exploring view of Annapurna South, Himchuli and machhapucchara and lifestyle of Gurung community. Overnight at guesthouse or tea house

Day 05: Potana to Ghandruk (1940m), Trek 6 hrs

Journey begin with easy walk through jungle and staircase to Deurali (2100m) and passing through experience of  majestic views of Himalayas and descend with some time up till to Bee have through  Oak and rhododendron forest,  the beautiful village Tolka and Landruk. From Bee have ascend continue up to Ghandrunk exploring view of Fishtail and way to Annapurna Base Camp trek. Overnight at guesthouse or tea house

Day 6: Ghandruk to Tadapani, Trek 5 hrs

Leaving the terraced fields of Ghandruk, our trail meanders along the zigzag path on a steep slope. We walk in the canopy under the age old rhododendron and magnolia trees. We pass by water falls that cascade down narrow gullies that provide a perfect home for many small ferns and delicate plants. We finally reach Tadapani which is an ideal vantage point to glimpse the stunning Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machapuchare. Overnight at guesthouse or tea house

Day 7: Tadapani to Bhaisi Kharka, Trek 6 hrs

Leaving the main trail that leads to Ghorepani we follow a rarely used trail through a thick rhododendron forest. The climb is gradual and we soon emerge above the tree line to superb views of the Annapurna range. We take lunch by a small stream and, in the afternoon, continue to climb gradually through open countryside to reach a small pass, where our trail descends through rhododendron to an open clearing, know as Bhaisi Kharka where we will set up our camping. Our camp today is little isolated and the view from the hillock behind is something very special. Overnight at guesthouse or tea house

Day 8: Bhaisi Kharka to Chistibung, Trek 7 hrs

Our destination for today could be seen from our campsite. The first bit of walking we descend through open ground and pristine Himalayan forest to reach the pastures of lower Chistibung, where we take lunch. In the afternoon our trek ascends through dwarf rhododendron to our camp at Chistibung. Overnight at guesthouse or tea house

Day 9: Chistibung to Khopra Ridge, Trek 6 -7 hrs

The ridge above our camp is today's destination. The first bit of walking is through the forest and slowly with the gain in altitude landscape changes to alpine with fewer trees. We climb steadily to Khopra ridge. This area is noted for wildlife and we should keep our eyes open for Himalayan thar and Daphe pheasant. Occasionally we might also see the yaks grazing in the field. Once atop this ridge we contour around the grass alpine meadows to our campsite at Khopra ridge in time for lunch. The view from here is just stunning. The mountains you could see from here are Dhaulagiri, Annapurnas, Annpurna Fang, Annapurna South, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri and several other mountains. Overnight at guesthouse or tea house

Day 10: Excursion to Khair Lake

If you are feeling fit and enthusiastic, then a hike up to the Khair Lake should not be missed. We make a gradual climb up to the High Camp which is a flat piece of land and then the trail climbs steeply to the holy lake of Khair and several holy shrines where thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit annually to pay homage during the Bhadau Purnima Festival which happens in August and September. For those wishing for an easier option, a walk high on the ridge will provide fantastic views. After visiting the lake we come back down to our campsite at Khopra Ridge for an afternoon cup of tea. Overnight at guesthouse or tea house

Day 11: Khopra Ridge to Swatha, Trek 6 hrs

We descend downhill to Chistibung and a little bit further down just by the side of a stream we will stop for lunch. Today's walk is mostly through the rhododendron and oak forest. Occasionally we will meet villagers and the shepherds going through their daily chores.  We finally reach Swatha, a village settled in an open flat ground. The view of Dhaulagiri from here is just incredible. Overnight at guesthouse or tea house

Day 12: Swatha to Ghorepani, Trek 6 hrs

A short walk brings us to Chitre where we will join the old Tibetan route. We will see a trail of mules transporting goods to the villages above. From here to Ghorepani, you will be walking through the rhododendron and oak forest which looks beautiful in the spring when the flowers are out. Ghorapani which is a very colorful village with mountains like Dhaulagiri Annapurna's and Machapuchere in the back ground. Ghorepani means, "horse-water" and it is a welcome watering spot not only for teams of ponies but also for weary trekkers. Overnight at guesthouse or tea house

Day 13: Ghorepani to Tirkhedunga, Trek 5 hrs

In the morning after having a cup of tea we will ascent the famous Poon Hill for the stunning views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurnas, Tukuche Peak, Machapuchare and many others. After spending some great moments at the top we will come back down to Ghorepani for Breakfast. What goes up must come down today it applies in our itinerary so it is a long descent through magnificent rhododendron and oak forests to Ulleri where we will stop for a lunch. From Ulleri, a very steep section leads down to Bhurungdi Khola valley and the small village of Tirkhedunga. Overnight at guesthouse or tea house

Day 14: Tirkhedunga to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara, Trek 4 hrs

An easy descent for 2 hours along the Bhurngdi Khola takes us to Birethati, a large prosperous village and ancient trade centre with Tibet. From here Nayapul is just 25 minutes walk where we will board the bus to Pokhara. Rest of the afternoon in Pokhara is free so you can enjoy boating in the Fewa Lake with some wonderful sunset views. Overnight at hotel on B/B board basic

Day 15: Leisure Day

Leisure day in Kathmandu, Overnight at hotel on B/B board basic

Day 16: Final departure onward destination."Farewell"

Transfer to airport, departure on your own destination. In case of if you stay longer in Nepal.  It is possible to combine with some other activities such as white water rafting, wildlife safari and other adventures activities. Also possible to customized your itinerary according to your duration of holidays in Nepal and itinerary are subject to change due to weather, route conditions, local politics, transport or and other factors of beyond our control. We would do our best.


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