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Khopra Hill Trekking

"On exclusive walks to high scenic Kopra ridge in the shade of Annapurna Himal"

Trip Duration: 15 Days

Highlights of Khopra Hill Trekking

  • Walk into serene green surrounding with amazing mountain views
  • Adventure around tranquil surrounding of green dense alpine forest
  • Away from main trekking trails into hidden areas of Annapurna Himalaya
  • into lovely woodland of tall rhododendron-magnolia-oaks and pine trees
  • Explore impressive local hill villages enriched with age-old traditional farm life
  • Grand sunrise views over Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range from Poon Hill
Trip Profile:
  • Trip Mode: Hotel while in cities with local Lodge on treks
  • Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks.
  • Highest elevation gain: Kopra Hill 3,855 m with options hike to Khair Lake at above 4,246 m high.
  • Daily walks: Minimum of 3-4 hrs to maximum 5-6 hrs.
  • Trek duration: 07 Nights and 08 Days (Pokhara to Pokhara)
  • Total Trip: 14 Nights and 15 Days (Kathmandu-Kathmandu.

Khopra Hill Trekking Overview

Khopra Hill Trekking an adventure that takes you to remote end and off from the main trekking trail and beyond to reach at high ridge above main villages in between Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range. Khopra Hill Trekking with Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks will be your most fascinating holiday in high mountainous region of Nepal North Mid-West Himalaya and within most scenic country to experience the thrill and adventure.

For trekkers and interested travelers seeking for fresh new Himalayan destinations, Kopra Hill Trekking will be an ideal choice where walks leads you far end off the main trekking trails, into pristine surrounding with less number trekkers to encounter than other popular routes of Annapurna areas.

Kopra Hill Trekking starts from beautiful Pokhara city and its verdant valley surrounded by tiers of green hills and Annapurna Mountains with serene lakes, where drive leads to near Modi River, and then following an old Trans Himalayan Salt and Caravan Trade Route of Nepal and Tibet that extends beyond Ghorepani.

As walk proceeds on main trail for some days reaching at Ghorepani with hike to scenic Poon Hill for fantastic sunrise views over chain of Himalayan peaks, and then our route diverts off the main trail heading into complete isolation within serene wilderness of mountains to reach at high Kopra Hill. Kopra Hill offers spectacular panorama of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri’s, Annapurna Fang (Vara Shikar) with Annapurna South at close distance, here with time to explore holy Lake of Khair before heading back to Pokhara visiting nice villages of Ghandruk.

After a wonderful time on high scenic hills of Annapurna finally our walks ends with short drive to picturesque Pokhara by its calm Phewa Lake with grand memories and experience of Khopra Hill Trekking.

Best Seasons for Khopra Hill Trekking

Nearly all seasons of the year can be trekked, where March to May spring time will be the best time when wild-flowers especially the rhododendron (Nepal national flower) in full bloom, which the walk more interesting with fine clear morning till afternoon, with some chances of rains sometimes.

October to mid November another best months around Autumn/Fall, when most of the days are clear for views and walks but can be much colder and freezing as altitude gains with chances of snow sometimes.

Monsoon months from mid June to mid September a wet rainy seasons where less number of trekkers venture, and some lodge in mid monsoon and mid winter where lodge can be closed sometimes due to harsh and wet climate which makes the walking trails much harder and slippery, but much greener hills with lush vegetation in wet seasons, so the choice as per your holidays for Nepal and for Khopra Hill Trekking.

Khopra Hill Trekking Short Outline Itinerary
  • Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: In Kathmandu options for sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
  • Day 03: Drive or Fly to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins by air) with 6 hrs overland.
  • Day 04: Drive to Nayapul start walk to Tirkhedhunga 1,460 m- 05 hrs.
  • Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani 2,880 m-06 hrs.
  • Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill 3,210 and trek to Sauta village 2,240 m – 05 hrs.
  •  Day 07: Trek to Kopra Hill 3,855 m via Chistibung 3,140 – 06 hrs
  • Day 08: Rest day at Kopra options for hike to Khair Lake – 06 hrs both ways.
  • Day 09: Trek to Do-Bato 3,419 m – 05 hrs.
  • Day 10: Trek to Ghandruk 1,930 m via Tadapani 2,635 m – 06 hrs.
  • Day 11: Trek to Bhirethati 1,100 m or Nayapul and drive to Pokhara- 05 hrs.
  • Day 12: Trek to road head and drive to Pokhara-05 hrs.
  • Day 13: Drive / Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 14: In Kathmandu for individual activities or short sightseeing tour.
  • Day 15: International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.

Khopra Hill Trekking Detailed Itinerary


01
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.
  • Reaching Kathmandu received by our staff and guide
  • Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks transfer to your respective hotel
  • Explore around the streets of Kathmandu and Thamel area.
  • Trek briefing includes welcome dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with culture programs of the country.
02
Day 02: In Kathmandu options for sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
  • Time Kathmandu preparation for trek to Kopra Hill within Annapurna region
  • Options for sightseeing tour around Kathmandu at places of interest.
03
Day 03: Drive or Fly to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins by air) with 6 hrs overland.
  • 6:30 a.m. or 7 a.m. Overland journey to Pokhara city 5-6 hrs drive
  • On arrival transfer to respective hotels by the Phewa Lake
  • Time for short walks and enjoy view of lake and Annapurna peaks. (Flight options 30 minutes to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu by air)
04
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul start walk to Tirkhedhunga 1,460 m- 05 hrs.
  • Morning breakfast in the hotel depart for short drive of few hours
  • Drive to starting point of the trek beyond Pokhara to reach at Nayapul rural town
  • From here walks for 3-4 hours to reach at to Tirkhedhunga a Gurung village with waterfalls close to overnight lodge.
05
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani 2,880 m-06 hrs.
  • Morning breakfast start walks by 7 a.m. or 7: 30 a.m.
  • Reach Ulleri village after few hours climb on stone steps
  • Lunch after few hours of climb from Tirkhedhunga either Ulleri or Bhanthati villages
  • Walk on gradual winding up within forested area to Ghorepani Deurali village
  • Enjoy views of Dhaulagiri Mountain from the lodge at Ghorepani village
  • Explore the around Poon people villages of Magar tribe a hill people of Western Nepal.
06
Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill 3,210 and trek to Sauta village 2,240 m - 05 hrs.
  • Morning before breakfast start climb to Poon Hill for sunrise views
  • After 1-2 hrs walks at Poon Hill enjoy sunrise over panorama of mountains
  • View includes Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu to Annapurna and as far to Ganesh Himal including Mt. Machhapuchare “The Fish Tail”.
  • Return to Ghorepani for breakfast and walk to Sauta village for overnight stop
  • Lunch at Chitre before heading into new route towards Kopra Hill top
  • Afternoon few hours walk down and up to Sauta village transfer to local lodge.
07
Day 07: Trek to Kopra Hill 3,855 m via Chistibung 3,140 - 06 hrs.
  • After breakfast at Sauta a gradual walk beyond village within forest
  • Walk uphill to reach at Chistibung a small farm settlement for short rest
  • From Chistibung tree lines drops climb for 2 hours to reach at Kopra Hill top
08
Day 08: Rest day at Kopra options for hike to Khair Lake - 06 hrs both ways.
  • Rest day at Kopra enjoy panorama of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan peaks
  • At Kopra options for hike to holy Lake of Khair considered as sacred glacial pond
  • Takes 3-4 hrs to reach at Khair Lake and back to Kopra 2-3 hrs a long day hike but worth the view and experience.
09
Day 09: Trek to Do-Bato 3,419 m - 05 hrs.
  • Morning last day on high Kopra Hill and descend to Chistibung and to Do-Bato
  • Taking 4-5 hours walks and back into forested area with mountain views
  • Do Bato within forest surrounding a cattle herder temporary shelters offer stunning views of Annapurna and Machhapuchare Himal.
10
Day 10: Trek to Ghandruk 1,930 m via Tadapani 2,635 m - 06 hrs.
  • Morning after breakfast walk into forest and downhill to reach Ghandruk village
  • Lunch at Tadapani with overnight stop at Ghandruk after 5-6 hrs of good walk
  • Afternoon explore around Gurung village at Ghandruk and its museum
  • One of the largest Gurung villages around Annapurna Himalaya
11
Day 11: Trek to road head and drive to Pokhara-05 hrs.
  • Last day trek after breakfast downhill to low warm farm areas a 3-4 hrs walk
  • From Kimche or Syali bazaar drive to Pokhara past Bhirethati and Nayapul village and town.
  • Reach Pokhara and transfer to your respective hotels by the lake Phewa
  • Afternoon rest and walk or take a boat ride at Phewa Lake
12
Day 12: Drive / Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Morning after breakfast drive to reach at Kathmandu
  • Takes 5-6 hrs on same busy highway back to Kathmandu
  • On drive observe Nepalese country life within farm villages and town.
  • Reaching Kathmandu transfer to hotel with evening free at leisure
    (Flight options 30 minutes to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara by air)
13
Day 14: In Kathmandu for individual activities or short sightseeing tour.
  • Free and spare day in Kathmandu to relax from hangover of the great Kopra trek
  • Rest or join for optional sightseeing tour at places of interest
  • Enjoy individual activities and shopping souvenirs with last day in Nepal.
14
Day 15: International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.
  • Depart from the hotel as per your time for international flights.
  • Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks guides and staff transfer you to Kathmandu International airport
  • Farwell with grand memories of Kopra Hill Trekking adventure and experience

Frequently Asked Questions


What will be weather like on the trek?

As per the season wise, where best time is from March to May, when most of the day is clear with minimum temperatures of 0° to 20° Celsius depending upon the altitude and areas.

Where most of the morning till mid days clears for views and walks, sometimes afternoon can get overcast with chances of light rains and snow. March to May will be lively with wild-flowers in full bloom especially various species of rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) from trees to short bushes.

How are the lodge and Tea-House on Treks?

At present each village with more than 10 to 20 good lodges with pleasant rooms accommodations, serving excellent food menus as per the season wise.

Some village above 2,500 m do have nice lodge, but due to freezing cold temperatures in night and morning time where they have toilets on the outside, with some inside as common bath rooms and rest rooms.

All rooms and dining with warm heating and cozy facilities to make your stay much pleasant and enjoyable.

On Kopra walks after Ghorepani lodge are simple and basic for few days, as this route is away from main trekking trails with less number of walkers using this scenic and peaceful route.

Are there electricity and network for cell-phones?        

Most of the places do have electricity on route trekking run by hydro-power after main villages, where much of electric supply are private and individual of the lodge owners with sun / solar power to activate electric just for the lodge and as well for customers to charge their computers and cell-phones.

Some places do have networks for cell phones and as well for internets like Wi-Fi above Ghorepani and Chitre village, some areas due to high peaks and hills, the networks are disturbed in deep areas like around river gorge areas.

At present nearly all people in Nepal including remote villages do have assist to cell-phones with fine network connection only in bad weather the line can be broken, otherwise it is fine in working order.

What happens if some is sick and have to break the trek?

In this situation where our guides are well equipped with knowledge for emergency and medical purpose, depending upon the seriousness of the victims if it is much critical where nearest medical attention needed, we call for immediate evacuation for Helicopter services to reach the victims to nearest medical station and hospital.

What to expect on this journey?

Scenic views of world’s highest mountains with Dhaulagiri-Annapurna and Manaslu range include magnificent Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ peaks, where walk leads you around Buddhist country interwoven with old traditional life and custom similar to Tibetans.

Walk leads to visit Gurung and Poon-Magar villages and encountering many farm fields and terraces of interesting traditional life of the local villagers.

Who are Gurung and Poon-Magar people?

Gurung and Magar tribes are high hills people of Nepal Far Mid-West Himalaya spread out throughout Nepal, where most concentrated within Annapurna and Dhaulagiri area of both Hindu and Buddhist religion and origin, these hill tribes are famous as legendry Gorkha soldiers in foreign legion and army like British, India as well some as police force in Singapore and security guards in many parts of the world overseas.

Besides men-folk as famous Gorkha soldiers the hill people are mostly farmers and cattle herders as traditional profession.

Cost Includes
  • Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 3* Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • 2 night accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 2* hotel in Pokhara.
  • Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu and airport tax.
  • All Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea during the trekking.
  • 1 experienced helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
  • Guide porter all meal, salary and insurance
  • All transportation by private vehicle.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.
  • All necessary permits.
  • Adventure alpine Gorkha Treks T – shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • Duffle bag for use during the trek
  • Farewell dinner
  • All Government Tax
Cost Excludes
  • Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International air fare to and from Nepal.
  • Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
  • Items and expenses of personal nature.
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
  • Personal Trekking Equipment like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM)
  • Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
  • Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
  • Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
  • Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
  • Tips for guide, porters…Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration: 15 Days

  • Destination: Nepal

  • Group Size: 2-12 People

  • Difficulty: Moderate to Adventurous

  • Altitude: Kopra Hill 3,855 m

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