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Annapurna Region
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    Khopra Ridge Trekking is an exceptional adventure that takes you through the breathtaking
    landscapes of the lower Annapurna region. This community lodge-based trek is carefully crafted
    to support the local economy and offers a remarkable alternative to the Annapurna Base Camp trek.

    With its perfect blend of excitement and comfort, Khopra Ridge Trek stands out as one of the
    finest treks in Nepal. You will be captivated by the picturesque villages, terraced fields, verdant
    hills, wildlife encounters, diverse flora, and awe-inspiring views of the Himalayas. This newly
    opened trail remains relatively less crowded, providing a serene and natural haven for trekkers.

    Khopra Ridge Trek takes you away from the bustling trails of the Annapurna region, offering an enriching experience in the heart of local communities. Each night, you will find yourself warmly welcomed in the community lodges managed by the locals. By embarking on this trek, not only will you create lifelong memories and witness extraordinary landscapes, but you will also
    contribute to the growth of the local economy. Immerse yourself in the authentic lifestyle and
    vibrant culture of the villagers during your stay.

    As you continue your journey, you will reach the enchanting Ghorepani village nestled amidst
    vibrant rhododendron forests and majestic mountains. This charming village is a renowned
    highlight of the Annapurna region. Rise early the next morning to embark on a hike to Poon Hill,
    where you will be rewarded with a breathtaking sunrise and panoramic views of the Himalayan
    peaks. At Himalayan Marvel Adventure, we take immense pride in organizing Khopra Ridge Trek right from its inception. Our direct collaboration with the locals ensures an authentic and immersive experience throughout the trek. Join our scheduled departure dates or reach out to us for a personalized itinerary that caters to your preferences.

    Get ready to witness and experience the following highlights during your unforgettable journey
    on the Khopra Ridge Trek.


    • Enjoy a scenic journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Nayapul, relishing the beauty of
      the surroundings
    • Discover the captivating land of Ghandruk, known for its connection to the brave
    • Marvel at the breathtaking sunrise and sunset from the picturesque Khopra Ridge.
    • Experience a memorable overnight stay in the enchanting Ghorepani village.
    • Embark on a thrilling hike to Poon Hill and be treated to a mesmerizing sunrise.
    • Engage with the friendly locals and gain a glimpse into their daily lives.
    • Delight in the awe-inspiring landscapes and majestic views of the Himalayan mountains.


Day 1 Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m/4,593ft)

Once you reach Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), the Himalayan Marvel Adventure the delegate will receive you from there and then check in at the hotel.

Day 2 Day 2: Trek preparation and Kathmandu sightseeing

Early in the morning, we will sit together for a meeting with the tour guide and our staff then we will give a brief discussion about our itineraries, accommodation, transportation, and services
that we include, and exclude, and we provide a cap, T-shirt, and bag with our company logo. After the meeting, you can go to Kathmandu sightseeing with our city tour guide. Our city tour guide will take you to many famous places in Kathmandu valley like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Budhanilkantha, Bouddha, Pashupati Bhaktapur, Swoyambhu, Asan -market, and many more according to the time we have.

Day 3 Drive/ Fly to Pokhara (800m, 7-8 hrs/ 25 mins)

The day starts early in the morning in both cases to drive or fly to Pokhara. It will take around 7- 8 hrs and most probably we will start at 6 am and will have lunch on the way. Once we reach Pokhara we will check-in in at the hotel and take a rest. In the evening we will visit the lakeside of Pokhara and relax there.

If we fly to Pokhara then we will leave for the airport by 7 am and take a flight at 8 am. After some time we will reach Pokhara and check-in in at the hotel. Since it is not tiring that’s why we can explore Pokhara. You will find many exciting places here with natural beauty. The whole day you can enjoy the beauty of nature at Pokhara and can take part in some exciting like paragliding, zip flyer, mountain biking, ultralight flight, and many more.  Many adventures are waiting for you so it is your decision to go to Pokhara by driving or flying.

Day 4 Drive to Nayapul (1,010 m) and Trek to Ghandruk

We will be leaving Pokhara Hotel after breakfast early morning and driving to Nayapul will take around 2 hrs. Once we reach Nayapul we will start our trek enjoying the neighboring views. 

The trail then guides us to the renowned and picturesque village of Ghandruk. This village holds great significance as a prominent recruitment center for the renowned Gurkha soldiers. Additionally, Ghandruk serves as the central hub for the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, fostering various ecological initiatives.

Day 5 Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani

Continuing our journey beyond the enchanting village of Ghandruk, we embark on a trek that treats us to breathtaking vistas of Annapurna South, Mt. Machhapuchhre, and Mt. Hiunchuli. As we follow the trail through verdant forests, we make our way towards the picturesque hamlet of Tadapani.

Day 6 Trek from Tadapani to Bayeli Kharka

Venturing off the well-trodden path of the Annapurna region, you embark on a captivating trek through captivating rhododendron and oak forests, ascending towards the summit. As the trail meanders through dense rhododendron groves, you’ll catch glimpses of abandoned shelters before reaching the expansive ridge clearing of Dobato and Bayeli Kharka. From this vantage point, you’ll be treated to a magnificent vista of the majestic Mt. Dhaulagiri, a sight that will surely leave you in awe.

Day 7 Trek from Bayeli Kharka to Upper Chistibung

Descending through enchanting forests, the trail leads you to the serene meadows of Lower Chistibung. Continuing your journey, you gradually ascend amidst lush woodlands until you reach the elevated plains of Upper Chistibung. Keep your eyes peeled, as fortune may grant you a glimpse of the vibrant Lophophorus (Danphe), Nepal’s national bird, and the majestic Himalayan Thar, gracefully dwelling on the verdant ridge above the trail.

Day 8 Trek from Upper Chistibung to Khopra Ridge

On this day of your adventure with Himalayan Marvel Adventures, you embark on a gradual ascent towards the captivating Khopra ridge, ascending beyond the lush tree line and traversing through enchanting alpine meadows and pastures. As you draw closer to the Khopra ridge, the towering peak of Annapurna South unveils its majestic presence. Continuing your journey, you make your way towards the Khopra summit, where you will be rewarded with awe-inspiring vistas that encompass the meandering Kali Gandaki river, as well as the magnificent peaks of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna South, leaving you breathless with their sheer beauty.

Day 9 Rest Day in Khopra Ridge

This day offers you a well-deserved break to rejuvenate and explore the wonders of the region. You embark on a short excursion to the serene Khayre Lake, nestled at an elevation of 4,500 meters. From this ethereal lake, a mesmerizing panorama unfolds, revealing the majestic presence of Mt. Fang and its surrounding peaks. Khayre Lake holds great spiritual significance to the Hindu community, with several sacred shrines adorning its shores. For those seeking a more relaxed option, a half-day walk from Khopra can be arranged to ensure everyone can experience the beauty of this enchanting lake. Join Himalayan Marvel Adventures on this unforgettable day of tranquility and natural splendor.

Day Day 10: Trek from Khopra Ridge to Swanta Village

Embark on an exciting journey towards Swanta village, immersing yourself in the scenic beauty that unfolds along the trail. As you descend from the hillside, the path takes you on a thrilling downhill adventure, offering magnificent vistas of the majestic Mt. Dhaulagiri and terraced fields that paint the landscape. Eventually, you arrive at the charming Swanta village, where warm hospitality and a glimpse into the local way of life await. Join Himalayan Marvel Adventures as we guide you through this remarkable trek, filled with awe-inspiring views and cultural encounters.

Day 11 Trek from Swanta Village to Ghorepani

Continue your trek as the trail descends further to Chitre, leading you to the enchanting village of Ghorepani. Nestled amidst picturesque landscapes, Ghorepani is a captivating destination renowned for its breathtaking panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhauligiri mountain ranges. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the surrounding rhododendron forests and majestic peaks as you explore this remarkable village. Join Himalayan Marvel Adventures on this unforgettable journey, where every step unveils a new vista of natural wonders and cultural delights.

Day 12  Early morning hike to Poonhill then trek to Hile

Start your day with an early morning wake-up call and embark on a invigorating hike to the renowned Poon Hill. Witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of a radiant sunrise illuminating the western Himalayas, creating a mesmerizing panorama. Return to Ghorepani and savor a delightful breakfast amidst the tranquil surroundings. Afterwards, descend through enchanting forests adorned with rhododendron and oak trees, reaching the charming village of Banthanti. As you continue your journey, the trail leads you to Ulleri, followed by Tikhedhunga, and a short 15-minute walk brings you to the picturesque village of Hille. Join Himalayan Marvel Adventures on this remarkable expedition, where each step unveils the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas and immerses you in the rich cultural tapestry of the region.

Day 13 Trek from Hille to Nayapul via Birethanti and drive to Pokhara

On the final day of this remarkable trek, you will cross the Modi Khola river by traversing a suspension bridge. Continuing your journey, you will walk for a while until you reach Nayapul. At Nayapul, our comfortable bus or van will be waiting to transport you back to Pokhara, where you can unwind and reflect upon the unforgettable memories created during this incredible adventure with Himalayan Marvel Adventures.

Day 14 Drive/Fly Back to Kathmandu (1,400 m, 7 hrs)

Since it’s a long day, we start the day early in the morning. After breakfast at the hotel, we drove back to Kathmandu on the same route which we took previously. After around 7 hrs, we reach the hotel and then check in and relax.

Or if you fly back to Kathmandu it will take less time to reach there and you also get a chance to explore Kathmandu valley. If you are flying then you will take a morning flight at 7:45 am and by 10 am you will check-in in at the hotel. So you will have enough time to do shopping or explore the valley or you can relax the whole day, it’s your choice.


In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner with the trekking crew, guide, and other staff. Enjoy the farewell dinner, and then have a sound sleep at the hotel of Kathmandu. 

Day 15 Departure Day

Himalayan Marvel Adventure delegate will drop you at the airport before 3 hrs and return to the respective places. Or you can choose the next program for the next adventurous journey.

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Price Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle.
  • Experienced and Licensed English Speaking Guide
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by a private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard Hotel (3*) accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with Breakfast.
  • All standard 3 meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • Tea house accommodation on the trek, with twin-sharing basics.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek. We assign one porter for every two guests.
  • Arrangement of emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • TIMS permit
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Free Himalayan Marvel t-shirt, Duffle Bag, and sun hat.

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Personal drinks and bar bills.
  • Personal trekking and climbing equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff and drivers. (Tipping is Expected)
  • Battery charge and Hot shower expenses (only in some places).
  • Other expenses are not mentioned in the ‘Price Includes’ section.


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