KHOPRA – KHAYER LAKE TREKKING
Nepal. Adventure and Cultural.
- Price : $ 1400 / person
- Address : Khopra, Myagdi, Nepal
- Difficulty : Moderate
TREK OFF THE BEATEN TRACK
Khopra Danda also known as the Khopra ridge is elevated 3660 meters high from the sea level. It falls in the Annapurna region of Myagdi district and has recently developed as the viewpoint of the Annapurna mountain range.
Some of the snow-clad peaks in view from the Khopra Danda are of Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche peak, Thapa peak, Nilgiri, Baraha Shikhar and Annapurna South. Panoramic view of sunrise and sunset over these white-capped peaks fills one with all the serenity and calmness.
The community owned lodge welcomes its guests all year round. Also the Khopra community provides you with adventurous lodging and camping as well.
Many local and foreign tourists visit this place during its unique festival of drinking fresh blood of Yak. Belief that drinking fresh Yak blood twice a year helps solve many health problems prevail here.
Annapurna Khayer Trek is a package of mystery waiting to be unlocked. Spring is favorable for this trek when nature is in its full bloom. The trekking trail is covered with rhododendron blossoms.
The cultural Magar village on the trekking route provides the accommodation which also gives us the opportunity explore the village.
General Package Details
Our office representative will meet you at Kathmandu airport and transfer you to your hotel. Free time explore town your self. Overnight at hotel on BB basis.
We do local half day sightseeing of Kathmandu and shop some souvenir for dear ones’ back home and enjoy last hours in Nepal. Stay overnight at hotel.
We will took morning flight to Pokhara. Today we got free day you can do extra activities like Paragliding, Zip flying, Bungee. Overnight at Hotel at BB basis.
Duration : 1 HRS
Two and half hour drive takes us to Kimche the starting point of our trek. We trek towards Ghandruk which will make us witness of flora and fauna. It is a major settlement of the Gurung, an ethnic group of Nepal. It is a very famous Gurung village with terraces and offers excellent mountain views. After arriving, it is possible to take a short walk to explore the village, visiting a cultural museum and monastery. Stop there for overight.
Duration : 3-4 HRS
At morning we will see the fantastic views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare. We start our day with a steep ascent to Bhaisikharka then continue through Asia’s biggest rhododendron forests to reach Tadapani for the night.
Duration : 3-4 HRS
We start our trek early in the morning. We walk through Rhododendron forest up to Isharu. Then the hardest part of the day is over. We walk beside the Annapurna Ranges to stay overnight at Dobato.
Duration : 5-6 HRS
Today is one of our long day trek. We start our trek after breakfast, we move through some barnyard of Yak. We will reach Khopra to witness of panoramic view of Annapurna South, Baraha Shikhar, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri- I, II, III, IV, Gurja Himal. Overnight at community hotel.
Duration : 0
Go higher sleep lower, better to use this method to acclimatize your body .Today we will hike to the nearest hill from where you can have beautiful photo taking opportunities. There are up close views of Annapurna South, Baraha Shikhar, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri- I, II, III, IV, Gurja Himal. . Stay the night in Khopra.
Duration : 8-9 HRS
This is another "wow!!!" day as you head even higher and even closer to Annapurna. Make sure you have your camera all charged up and ready for this huge day. Get up early and watch the sun rise from behind the many Annapurna peaks to your east and make sure to also catch the first rays of the sun to hit the face of Mount Dhaulagiri to the west. After breakfast and comparing sunrise photos you will trek up the steep lower slopes of the Annapurna Massif itself. Take it very slow again today as the altitude gain will be over 1,000m. This is another challenging day but every step is rewarded by the most stunning of Himalayan mountain scenery. Your turn-around point will be a tiny perched lake, Khyer Lake, sitting in a steep valley with Annapurna high above - lots of amazing photo opportunities here. When standing at the lake you will be just six kilometers from the summit of Annapurna South - it towers above you with all the power of one of the great Himalaya mountains. But eventually you will need to retrace your steps and descend back to Khopra Ridge.
Duration : 4-5 HRS
It is all down, down, down today so some different muscles will get a workout. The trek takes you back into the oak and rhododendron forest and then down into the beautifully terraced hillsides as you pass many small farms and clusters on homes. You may even come across water buffalo and their keepers out working their fields. After five or six hours of trekking you should reach Swanta and take a well earned rest.
Duration : 3-4 HRS
The scenic highlights of this trek are not over yet. The objective today is to reach Ghorepani and be ready for a pre-dawn start the next day at the Poon Hill Lookout (3,180m). But first we have some walking to do today. The trek initially is pretty easy as we walk a gently ascending trail along the valley floor to Chittre. The trail continues further south-east through more farming communities until you reach the main valley wall leading up to Ghorepani. Time for some hard ascending. But by now you will be so fit you wil relsih the challenge and soon make it to the high vantage point of Ghorepani. While the views from here are great, just wait until tomorrow morning. So start charging the camera again and get a good night's sleep.
Duration : 4-5 HRS
Today you will need to rise well before dawn and ascend to the vantage point of Poon Hill just to the south-west of Ghorepani. Your goal is to arrive on Poon Hill just before the sun starts to rise over the Annapurna Massif peaks. Poon Hill is about 500m higher than Ghorepani and the hilltop provides uninterrupted views in every direction. Watch the first rays of the sun hit the summit of Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167m) to your west and the other icy peaks of the main Annapurna Massif - Tukuche Peak (6,920m), Mount Nilgiri (6,940m), Varaha Shikhar (7,847m), Mount Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Annapurna III (7855m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Lamjung Himal (6,931m) and many other gorgeous Himalayan peaks. Make sure you have fresh batteries in your camera, you're going to leave Poon Hill with lots of fantastic photos and memories that will last a lifetime. But once the sunrise show is over and you catch you breath it is time to descend the hill and trek down to Hile and then return to Pokhara.
Duration : 0
After breakfast in the morning you say goodbye to Pokhara and head back to bustling Kathmandu by road. You may also choose to fly back to Kathmandu as an optional extra to your itinerary. You will be delivered back to your Kathmandu hotel at the end of today's travels.
Your time is free today until we transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.
- all airport Airport pick up & drops
- All Ground Transportation
- 3 times food per day during the trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner including Tea or coffee
- Accommodation on Guest House Lodge during the trekking
- Star label Hotel in Kathmandu on BB ploan
- Experienced English Speaking Guide
- Necessary Porter 1: 2 ( one porter for two Guest)
- All Government local Taxes
- National park Fees
- ( TIMS)Trekkers Information Management System
- First Aid kit and general equipment for Porter during the adventure trip
- Guide and porter salary
- Guide & Porter insurance during the trek
- And extra services according to the guest demand
- Trekking equipment, any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry
- Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance
- Trip cancellation cost, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects.
- Hot Shower
- Entrance fees temples and monastery etc
- Tips and Gratuities