Khopra Poon Hill Trekking explores the unscathed and quaint trekking destination located in the heart of Annapurna Region. Get all the elements of a typical trekking trail in Nepal in this trekking and in addition to that have the quaint trail at your disposal while you trek. Join this trek to experience one of the most exotic trekking adventures in the hills of Nepal with panoramic views, diverse vegetation and wildlife, varied range of landscape, culture and traditions. Termed as the alternative to the Ghorepani trek by some, Khopra Poon Hill Trekking takes you to another great panorama of the Annapurna massifs. In this relatively new trekking trail, you get to experience the beautiful and untouched nature.

Khopra Poon Hill Trekking provides you with the beautiful and scenic start in the Pokhara valley. Proceed along the trail from Nayapul we reach to the village of Birethati, an affluent village at the confluence of Modi and Bhurungdi Rivers. Accompanied by the Modi River, the trek continues through lush green forest, waterfalls and the marvelous view of the mountains en route. Traversing through the settlements of Syauli Bazaar, Kilu, Kimchi and Kyumi, we reach to one of the popular villages in the Annapurna region, the village of Ghandruk. The village perched on the hill that faces the range of Himalayas, Ghandruk is one of the biggest Gurung settlement in the region with beautifully arranged houses and evidences of well preserved culture practiced since ages. We ascent on to the Tadapani village and branch off from the main trail to join the trail of side-trips and head on to reach Bayeli Kharka, the summer settlement, , across several small streams and past the lush green hills. Trekkers traverse through Upper Chistibung to reach the destination of Khopra Ridge. Witnessing the panoramic view of sunrise over the mountain ranges of Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fang and Nilgiri from the top of Khopra Ridge, trekkers shall then explore the small, quaint and beautiful Kaire Lake. Retracing back to the village of Swanta across couple of streams, we trek to Ghorepani, the ancient stoppage for traders. Trekkers shall then descent to the Birethanti village that hosts the ACAP check post and drive to Pokhara and return to Kathmandu marking the end of the trek. During this trek, you shall be closer to the Annapurna massif, explore through the forest with diverse vegetation including pine, oak, rhododendron and bamboo and traverse through the settlements with inhabitation of diverse communities including the Magar, Gurung, Kshetri, Brahmin, Kami and Damai and get amazed at the breathtaking view of the mountains including Annapurna massifs, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri Peak, Machhapuchhre or the Fishtail Mountain, Baraha Sikhar Peak and many others.

Khopra Poon Hill Trekking has some strenuous sections and mostly easy trekking in the hills of Annapurna region. For trekking, historical and cultural excursion and quaint trekking experience, this trekking trail is an ideal choice. Interact with locals and observe their authentic culture in this trek. Join the professional service of Nepal Trekking Planner where we provide high value for your money spent and make sure that you make the best out of this trek. Come and get a new trekking experience in Khopra Poon Hill Trekking.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft )-Hotel (D)

Day 02: Sightseeing in KathmanduHotel-(B/B)

Day 03: Kathmandu-Pokhara (820m/2690ft) about 7 hrs drive-Hotel (BB)

Day 04: Pokhara – Nayapul and Trek to Ghandruk (1990m/6529ft) about 2 hrs drives and 5 hrs walks-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 05: Ghandruk to Tadapani (2660m/8727ft) 4-5 hrs walks-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 06: Tadapani to Bayeli Kharka (3,420m/11220ft) 5- 6 hours-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 07: Bayeli Kharka to Upper Chistibung (2,975m/9760ft) 4-5 hours-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 08: Trek to Khopra Ridge (3,660m/12008ft): 3-4 hours-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 09: Rest day in Khopra Ridge: Tour of Kaire Lake (4500m/14763ft): 10-11 hours-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 10: Trek to Swanta Village (2,200m/7218ft): 5-5 hours-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 11: Trek to Ghorepani (2780m/9121ft) about 5 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 12: Trek to Birethanti (1080m/3543ft) about 6 hrs walk-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 13: Trek to Nayapul (1070m/3510ft) about 1 hrs walk and drive to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) about 2 hrs drive-Hotel (B/L)

Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft) 7 hrs drive-Hotel (B/B)

Day 15: Fly back to home/ Next destination-(B)

B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B = Breakfast, B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

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"Very good trekking"

Overall, we had a very nice trek to Khopra Ridge (7 days) with trekking planner. The office organized all the logisitcs well and the itinerary was beautiful. The price was also fair.Nevertheless, a few things keeps us from giving 5 stars. The english and communication skills of our guide/porter were not so great although they were very nice. We had trouble getting information sometimes and it was irritating to repeat the same questions over and over (where are we going? How long is it to the next village? Should we bring more water? Save our energy?). A guide should be proactive with its guests...and ideally know their first names by day 6.
Visited April 2017

“Ready-Made itinerary presented in website can be operated for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. Itinerary is on the basis of tea-house trekking but it can be operated as Camp Trek. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss about your tour plan.” 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft )

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03: Kathmandu-Pokhara (820m/2690ft) about 7 hrs drive

Day 04: Pokhara – Nayapul and Trek to Ghandruk (1990m/6529ft) about 2 hrs drives and 5 hrs walks

Day 05: Ghandruk to Tadapani (2660m/8727ft) 4-5 hrs walks

Day 06: Tadapani to Bayeli Kharka (3,420m/11220ft): 5- 6 hours

Day 07: Bayeli Kharka to Upper Chistibung (2,975m/9760ft) 4-5 hours

Day 08: Trek to Khopra Ridge (3,660m/12008ft): 3-4 hours

Day 09: Rest day in Khopra Ridge: Tour of Kaire Lake (4500m/14763ft): 10-11 hours

Day 10: Trek to Swanta Village (2,200m/7218ft): 5-5 hours

Day 11: Trek to Ghorepani (2780m/9121ft) about 5 hrs

Day 12: Trek to Birethanti (1080m/3543ft) about 6 hrs walk

Day 13: Trek to Nayapul (1070m/3510ft) about 1 hrs walk and drive to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) about 2 hrs drive

Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft) 7 hrs drive

Day 15: Fly back to home/ Next destination

“Trekking Planner will try to keep day-to-day schedule as per the detailed itinerary but there might be some flexibility due to other factors beyond our control. A variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, difficulty with transportation and politics can lead to enforced changes. So, it is not possible to guarantee as per the itinerary. In the case, trip leader will manage it to minimize your inconvenience.”

We wish you have a wonderful time with us!

Trip Cost:

USD $905.00 per person(3 star category hotel in City)
USD $1065.00 per person(4 star category hotel in City)
USD $1240.00 per person(5 star category hotel in City)

Single Supplement US $180.00

Cost includes:

  • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
  • 03 nights twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
  • 02 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Pokhara
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and in Pokhara with privet vehicle.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmanud by deluxe tourist bus(if you want both way flight or private vehicle also available on additional cost)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
  • 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment.
  • Twin/double shearing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
  • Safe drinking water and first add kid box
  • Pokhara to Starting point and ending point to Pokhara by private vehicle
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets,Ti-shart, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.

Cost Excludes:

  • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Meals during the traveling time
  • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra more night accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
  • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
  • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in service includes column

Suggested equipment list for this trip;

  • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We will provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag but is to be returned after the trip)
  • Trekking day bag( Small handbag)
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sports shoes or sandal
  • Trekking stick
  • Sun Hat, cap Warm woolen cap
  • Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket
  • Pullover or warm sweeter
  • Raincoat
  • 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock
  • Hand gloves
  • 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
  • 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  • Eye glass
  • Water bottle
  • 4 seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trip)
  • Flash or Torch light
  • Camera and batteries.

Where is Khopra Poon Hill Trekking located?
Khopra Poon Hill is a hill which are the section of north central Nepal hills. The entire massif and surrounding area are protected Annapurna Conservation Area Project.

What essential documents do I need to bring with me on Khopra Poon Hill Trekking?
Valid passport – must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy with Nepal visa.
Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy with you Insurance coverage policy Cash and Traveler’s Checks, keep numbers and proof of purchase separate Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts.

Can you provide me more information about the teahouses on Khopra Poon Hill Trekking?
According to the location the tea houses vary on their quality and style on this trek. Basically they have communal room downstairs with one or two bed bedroom above them. You have to use share toilet but nowadays in low levels atteched toilet is found and some have hot shower facilities but some will have stand pipes. Tea houses use a type of burning stove in main communal area and other room are unheated. Tea houses donot have money exchange facilities. Trekking Planner recommend you to exchange cash in Kathmandu or Pokhara as you like.

At the lower altitudes there is electricity facilities whereas as we go higher tea houses become more basic. As cooler temperature drain battery life, ensure your batteries last a little longer by putting it inside pocket of your coat or under your pillow.

How fit do I have to be for Khopra Poon Hill Trekking?
Ghorepani Poonhill trek is consider as easy but trekking in Himalaya means uphill and downhill walking in remote part. You must be healthy and fit to make your mind you can trek minimum 4-5 hours.

How many guides and porters will be there in our group?
A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on the trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs and all the camping gear. One porter will carry two trekkers baggages. A number of supporting staff will depend upon your group size.

At one time how many liter of water I have to carry in Khopra Poon Hill Trekking?
Mostly 3-4 liters is sufficient. You will be able to refill bottels at lunch time. When you are in high altitude you have to drink more water to get rid of altitude diseases.

Is it nessary to carry Trekking poles?
Yes, Trekking Poles make you easy to walk in the rough ways. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. So, we suggest you to use it.

Is bottled water available everywhere in Khopra Poon Hill Trekking?
Mainly tea houses on the way have stores which sells bottled water and other supplies that may be needed for you on the trek. There is no any plastic recycleable facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets and use filter water in the teahouses.

Should I have to bring iodine tablets for purifying the water?
You have to bring iodine tablet with you. Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odourless. Tablets can be bought cheaply and usually 1 tablet is sufficient to purify 1 litre of water. Neutralising tablets can also be bought to get rid of the smell and taste of chlorine or iodine. This will need to be done for water obtained using hand pumps or streams in the trek.

What are the effects of going so high?
Altitude produces physical changes in the body. Higher you go, more pronounced those changes. If after gaining a lot of elevation in a hurry, you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration, you are probably suffering from altitude sickness. In rare cases this may worsen, so a close watch is kept on all trekkers by the Group Leader who is trained to recognize Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If trekkers shows any signs of AMS they will be evacuated to a lower, safe altitude immediately. To minimize effects of altitude you ascend slowly which allows safe acclimatization.

What if I get ill while on Khopra Poon Hill Trekking?
It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feels dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and quiet until you can get medical help. You will carried down if no progress we advise travellers to take a personal kit too.

In serious cases, you need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you to use it if its very serious. So, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekkers before you come to trek in this trek.

Would you recommend to take a Down Jacket?
The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you can expect to experience four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. While even in winter it can be as warm as 19C during the day, the higher the altitude, the colder the temperature and when high up the temperature drops significantly at night to around -10C in October/November, and to around -20C from December to February.

Is alcohol permitted on Khopra Poon Hill Trekking?
Alcohol is consumed in Nepal. You can buy it in tea houses in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However we suggest you not to drink alcohol at high altitude.

What kind of weather can we expect during Khopra Poon Hill Trekking?
Mountains weather is difficult to predict. Although at night it is generally cooler and the days are warm. Winter (January and February) will be colder but the days can be warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions.

Difficulties rating of Khopra Poon Hill Trekking
A trekker or walker who is able to hike normally 5-6 hours per day carrying a light weight backpack will be very fit enough to do this trekking. There are stone step up and down which are very uneven and due to some long descents your leg may feel shaky so we recommend to use walking poles to feel safer. Normally, 3200m is the highest point of the trek, its normal and no need to feel altitude related risk.

Safe drinking water on Khopra Poon Hill Trekking
Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in some places but in some places we cannot find it. In that case we suggest you to drink boiled water which may charge small fee, found tea houses and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Due to no provision of plastic bottles better to use boiled rather than mineral water, helpful for protection of environment.

Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items on Khopra Poon Hill Trekking
Hydro electricity or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, iPhone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities. Better to buy adaptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.

Extra Advice for Khopra Poon Hill Trekking
You may see some beautiful and sweet children and you may want to distribute balloons, chocolates, money and pens as many trekkers has felt same. But better not to do so because it encourages them to beg and ask to every trekker.

In the trekking, keep your valuables safe. Do not left anything anywhere. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang any things outside at night.

Garbage Disposal
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage in the way where dustbin facilities are not available and conserve the environment.

Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-14 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.

Travel Insurance for Khopra Poon Hill Trekking
Trekking in Nepal is mainly in remote area. You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.

Washing and Toilet facilities for Khopra Poon Hill Trekking
All the guest houses offer hot showers, which can be in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water froze then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water. Toilet is mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilet is outside your room and varies in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.

Tea Houses
On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services.

How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?

Trekking Planner is a government licensed trekking company in Nepal. You can see photos of legal documents in about us section. We accept your booking under following terms and conditions:

  • Bookings must be done 48 hrs. in advance
  • Free Cancellation
  • No Down payment
  • No Deposit
  • Accept Cash Payment, Bank Transfer, Western Union, Money Gram, or a Credit Card.

For more information see our Terms and Conditions page.

To provide you a reasonable price, we need some number of persons into a group to minimize your cost on hotel, transportation and any other alternation in your itinerary. Departure dates available for online booking are as below where price given is per person and international flight is not included. If given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US so that Trekking Planner will happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.

Trekking Planner also organizes various trips on small groups that can suit for you. We recommend you to reserve a seat for you by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.

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"Very good trekking"

AnthoCtotheL
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"Very good trekking"Overall, we had a very nice trek to Khopra Ridge (7 days) with trekking planner. The office organized all the logisitcs well and the itinerary was beautiful. The price was also fair.Nevertheless, a few things keeps us from giving 5 stars. The english and communication skills of our guide/porter were not so great although they were very nice. We had trouble getting information sometimes and it was irritating to repeat the same questions over and over (where are we going? How long is it to the next village? Should we bring more water? Save our energy?). A guide should be proactive with its guests...and ideally know their first names by day 6.Visited April 2017

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"Very good trekking"

Overall, we had a very nice trek to Khopra Ridge (7 days) with trekking planner. The office organized all the logisitcs well and the itinerary was beautiful. The price was also fair.Nevertheless, a few things keeps us from giving 5 stars. The english and communication skills of our guide/porter were not so great although they were very nice. We had trouble getting information sometimes and it was irritating to repeat the same questions over and over (where are we going? How long is it to the next village? Should we bring more water? Save our energy?). A guide should be proactive with its guests...and ideally know their first names by day 6.
Visited April 2017

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