15 Days Khopra Poon Hill Trekking

'in hidden pockets of Annapurna Himalaya on the high ridge with exceptional views of mountains'
Good to Know
  • Duration 15 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate

Highlights

  • Exceptional panorama of Mt. Annapurna / Mt. Dhaulagiri from the high Khopra scenic ridge.
  • Unique and dramatic country amazes you with views of rolling green hills and mountains.
  • Explore traditional villages of Gurung & Magar / Poon villages of great cultural interests.
  • The constant view of snow-clad peaks on daily walks from the beginning to the end of the trek.
  • Enchanting alpine woods of tall rhododendron and magnolia a natural garden in flowering time.
  • A striking sunrise over the world's three highest mountains Annapurna-Dhaulagiri and Manaslu.
  • On least explored areas of Annapurna Himalaya on quiet and tranquil wilderness.

 

An advantage of booking a trip with Nepal Trekking Planner

  • All airports pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights).
  • First aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags for porter, city, and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.

Trip Introduction: 15  Days Khopra Poon Hill Trekking

Khopra Poon Hill Trekking explores the unscathed and quaint trekking destination located in the heart of the 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 pieces of evidence 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 the sunrise over the mountain ranges of Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fang and Nilgirifrom the top of Khopra Ridge, trekkers shall then explore the small, quaint and beautiful Kaire Lake. Retracing back to the village of Swanta across a 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 drives to Pokhara and returns to Kathmandu marking the end of the trek.

During this trek, you shall be closer to the Annapurna region, 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 Khopra Poon Hill Trekking

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350 m / 4,430 ft and transfer to Hotel.

Day 2 Full day in Kathmandu half day tour at places of interest.

Day 3 Drive to Pokhara 860 m on Nepal mid west highway - 06 hrs.

Day 4 Drive from Pokhara to Kyumi and trek to Ghandruk 1,940 m -05 hrs.

Day 5 Trek to Tadapani 2,630 m - 04 hrs.

Day 6 Trek to Dobato 3,349 m -04 hrs.

Day 7 Trek to Bayeli 3,437 m hike around Hidden Lake 4,372m -06 hrs.

Day 8 Trek to Khopra hill 3,660 m- 06 hrs.

Day 9 At Khopra Hill hike to Khayer Lake 4,620 m -06 hrs both ways.

Day 10 Trek to Sauta 2,200 m -06 hrs.

Day 11 Trek to Ghorepani 2,874 m via Chitre - 05 hrs.

Day 12 Hike to Poon Hill 3,210 m walk to Tirkhedhunga 1,450 m - 06 hrs.

Day 13 Trek to road-head at Bhirethati and drive to Pokhara - 05 hrs.

Day 14 Drive / Fly to Kathmandu - 06 hrs journey (30 mins via air)

Day 15 Final International departure from Nepal.

Important Note

  • This trip departure every day of the year.
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us.
  • This trip is available on both Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
  • This trip can be booked privately if you’re travelling solo or private or with family.
  • Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.
  • We can help you make it fit your budget. 
  • we accept instant booking and online payment.
Itinerary
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15  Days Khopra Poon Hill Trekking itinerary listed above is the standard itinerary. The schedule can be adjusted to include shorter or longer walks each day based on your physical fitness, and some designated overnight stops may change due to room availability and other factors.

We will stick to the itinerary, but if it needs to be changed due to inclement weather, landslides, or participant difficulties necessitating additional days, our leader and head guides will make the best decision for the safety of the participants, with full authority from Trekking Planner Nepal.
 

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • Mealswelcome Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,350 m / 4,430 ft

On arrival at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines, where you will be received by our office staff and guide with warm welcome greeting and then transfer to your hotels in the hub of the city.After checking into your rooms and getting refreshed join the other groups for briefing on Khopra Ridge and Poon Hill Trekking, our guide offers you with useful important information regarding trek and your stay in Nepal with us.Evening includes welcome dinner in a nice and authentic Nepalese restaurant with Folk Culture program of Nepal while having your dinner.

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,350 m / 4,430 ft

Morning, depart from the hotel for exciting tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest,  Kathmandu city and its valley steeped with historical and religious monuments temples and monasteries listed as World Heritage Sites.After an interesting tour afternoon free to relax and preparation for Khopra Ridge and Poon Hill Trekking next early morning overland drive to Pokhara.

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude/Time860 m

Morning depart from your hotel for interesting drive towards Nepal Mid West with exciting views past farm villages and towns on Nepal's main highway to reach at Pokhara city.On reaching at Pokhara after six hours of interesting ride, transfer to hotels by the Phewa lake side with time to stroll around where most of the hotels-restaurant-stores and shops located.Pokhara a touristic and scenic spot blessed with natural scenery of mountains-green hills-valley with serene and calm lakes of Phewa and Begnas.(Flying options to Pokhara of 30 minutes scenic flights)

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,940 m

After a pleasant overnight stop at Pokhara facing views of Annapurna Himalaya range of mountains with Machhapuchare peaks 'Fish Tail', having hearty breakfast in the hotel then drive beyond Pokhara to commence our first day walks.Journey with grand views of Annapurna heading past farm villages and towns and then by reaching at the bank of Modi River to reach at Kyumi farm village, from here walk starts on stone steps uphill to reach a large Gurung village at Ghandruk, at At Ghandruk overnight in a nice lodge with view of Annapurna peaks with time to visit around Gurung village.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2,630 m

From Ghandruk walk to the top of the village an hour climb and then on gradual winding walk past farm villages with views of Annapurna peaks to reach a stream, after crossing the small stream with uphill climb into dense woodland to reach at a small place of Bhainse Kharka.After a refreshing stop continue walk on pleasant path into thick forest of rhododendron, oaks and pine trees to reach at scenic spot in Tadapani, a settlement to cater the needs of the trekkers facing views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ peaks.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3,349 m

At Tadapani morning offers stunning sunrise over chain of peaks, having breakfast where walk leads in the hidden path away from main trails and villages for some days.As walk progress and then climb into forested areas to reach at Dobato facing tremendous views of Annapurna peaks, a peaceful spot in the middle of forest.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time4,372m

Enjoying morning views of Annapurna and Fish Tail peaks, where walk leads into dense woodland past grazing land with ups and downs facing close to mountain views and then reaching a remote and isolated spot at Bayeli, a summer pasture for local villager’s cattle’s where you can have side walk and hike to a small glacial and clear Hidden Lake.Overnight stops within tranquil environment overlooking close views of Annapurna mountain range within beautiful surrounding.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3,660 m

On leaving Bayeli where heights gains slowly leaving tree lines behind where few hours of scenic walk reach you at Kopra ridge for overnight stops, offers scenic views of landscapes facing massive range of Mt. Dhaulagiri with Vara Shikar (Annapurna Fang), Annapurna South from this wonderful spot.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time4,620 m

Morning hike to holy lake at Khair Lake located at 4,620 m. which is a long walk, but worth facing close views of giant mountains, it is religious site, where festival held annually around the month of August and September.Villagers from Annapurna area visits to worship and prayer to Lord Shiva and bathe in the icy waters, as well sacrifices sheep and goats, after a great moment head back to Khopra ridge for overnight stops with constant views of peaks.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2,200 m

After a great time in complete wilderness of mountains and grand views, morning leads to long descend within green forested areas reaching back into farm village at Sauta populated by Poon-Magar people, the tribes of Western Nepal hills.At Sauta enjoy views of Dhaulagiri range of peaks with tips of Annapurna mountains towards north-east direction.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2,874 m

From Sauta farm village where walk leads on gradual path down to a stream with short climb to reach at Chitre village, and within main trails to reach at scenic Ghorepani village.After a refreshing break at Chitre continue walks with steep ups for few hours into cool alpine woods of rhododendron and pine trees then ending the walk at nice Ghorepani village facing views of Dhaulagiri range.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3,210 m/1,450 m

Morning hike to scenic Poon Hill for stunning sunrise over chain of Himalayan peaks with Dhaulagiri-Nilgiri’s-Annapurna-Manaslu as far to Ganesh Himal towards far-east horizon.Enjoying fantastic panorama of mountains and sunrise back to Ghorepani and continue walk into serene rhododendron forest towards Ulleri village with long descend to reach at Tirkhedhunga for last overnight stop of the treks.

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast and Lunch
  • Max. Altitude/Time860 m

After a refreshing and pleasant time at Tirkhedhunga with views of cascading water-falls, today walk completes after heading down at warmer low areas at Bhirethati a nice village, where trekking ends and then taking a drive back to Pokhara, as morning drive leads on Beni and Pokhara highway, and then on good road of few hours exciting ride to reach at scenic Pokhara for last overnight stop by its calm Phewa Lake.

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast and farewell dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,350 m / 4,430 ft

From Pokhara overland drive leads on the same route back to Kathmandu with amazing and wonderful time on Poon Hill and Khopra Ridge trekking, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to your respective hotels with free afternoon for individual activities.(Flying options of half hour on air to Kathmandu with sweeping panorama of mountains)

  • MealsBreakfast

Your last day in Nepal, country of Himalayan wonders and as per your international flight time depart for homeward bound or to next respective connecting destinations.Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing memory and great time on Khopra Ridge and Poon Hill Trekking.

Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

Inclusions
What's Included
  • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Authentic Restaurant.
  • 03 nights twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation with breakfast at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu.
  • 02 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation with breakfast at a three-star hotel in Pokhara.
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and in Pokhara with privet vehicles (entrance fees extra).
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by deluxe tourist bus(if you want a way flight or private vehicle also available at 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.
  • Pokhara to Starting point and ending point to Pokhara by private vehicle.
  • first aid kid box.
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
  • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
What's Excluded
  • Your Nepal Visa fees.
  • All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
  • In case of extra night accommodation, lunch and dinner in the 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 the itinerary.
  • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
  • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions, or any event out of our control.
Departure Dates

If the given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US (Call/email now for a private trip, [email protected], Mobile +977 98510 71767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp and Viber)so that Trekking Planner can happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.

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

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Departure DateDeparture DateJan 29, 2023 Feb 12, 2023Trip StatusTrip StatusAvailablePriceStarting fromUS$999
Essential Info

Suggested Equipment List

  • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip).
  • Day pack.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Sports shoes or sandals.
  • Sun Hat/cap.
  • Warm woolen cap.
  • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket.
  • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer.
  • Pullover or warm sweeter.
  • Raincoat.
  • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks.
  • Hand gloves.
  • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers.
  • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
  • 3/4 pairs of underwear (noncotton preferred).
  • Sunglasses.
  • Water bottle.
  • 4-season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip).
  • Flash or Torch light.
  • Camera and batteries.
Client Reviews
  • rating star

    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.

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    AnthoCtotheLCanada,Apr 01, 2017
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