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Annapurna Khopra Ridge Trek via Ghorepani

TRIP INTRODUCTION

Trekkers are always with full of options and ideas and this Annapurna Khopra Ridge trek which we provide with our 20 years of experience is slight different that other agency who offer it to travelers whether it is just Annapurna khopra ridge trek, poon hill trek, ghorepani or way round the annapurna circuit it is the combined form of all the trek that we can get while having the trek in the Region of Annapurna

This is one of the most exotic & interesting trek in Nepal with Annapurna khopra ridge trek, poon hill trek, ghorepani with the aim to target most of the trekkers to one of the unvisited destination. Khayar lake trekking in Nepal, the heart of Annapurna region that has a power of magnetic attraction against trekkers still remains secret of the secrets for the trekkers though the Annapurna region is most frequented by trekkers. The secluded place hidden behind the massive of Annapurna ranges is one of the most speculative vantage points of the region.

The panoramic views it offers with the combined areas of Annapurna khopra ridge trek, poon hill trek, ghorepani are beyond the expression of ones’ words . The majestic Daulagiri, 8,167m which is the seventh highest mountain of the world, Nilgiri, Tukuche peak, Annapurna south, Himchuli, Fish-tail, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna IV, III, Dampus Peak, Mana Pathi Peak, Annapurna Fang, all stand up in line shrouded in the everlasting snow. The pattern of undulating ridges laid beyond the touching distance is sort of miracles. Particularly during the spring season the place promises to enrich your spirit by the glow of various flowers found only in this region. The trail to this track is mainly dominant by the rhododendron, which blooms in spring.

So my request to all the trekkers is why always choose the most visited destination, lets make new destination known to the trekkers.

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport (1345meters) and transfer to hotel:
Arrive at Kathmandu airport. You will be met & greeted by our airport representative, who will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. Your first overnight in the valley of temples & cows. Overnight hotel.

Day 02.Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley & an orientation:
After having Breakfast, our professional English speaking guide will take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley. Your tour includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple – swayambhunath, Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa. In the early evening we get back to our hotel & refresh after which your senior trek leader will meet the group & orient you on the whole program related to your trip. Overnight Hotel.

Day 03.Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (200 Kilometers west of Kathmandu) – 6 Hours:
To reach Pokhara- the city of lakes, we drive along the scenic Trisuli and Marsyangdi River, famous for rafting;  whilst on the way, we can also view Ganesh Himal and the Manaslu peak. Pokhara is a tourist’s paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, & temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with her lovely mountains. Welcome to this beautiful town of serene lakes that gives so much meaning to your holidays, overnight hotel.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk:
After breakfast, we will drive to Nayapul that takes about 1 and half hours then we will start the trek to Ghandruk. The village is a major recruitment centre for the famous Gurkha soldiers and is the hub of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, which promotes many varied ecological projects. Overnight lodge/teahouse.

Day 05: Ghandruk to Tadapani (2,590m) /3-4 hours:
In Ghandruk, we get to enjoy astonishing views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli Mountains. From here we continue upwards through Deurali and into the dense rhododendron forests. The Rhododendron is Nepal’s national flower and when they bloom, the forests turn into gardens of dazzling colorful flowers when seen from the air or from afar. After trekking over a small pass we reach Tadapani where we get to enjoy excellent views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna and Hiunchuli Himalayas. There are many Tibetans in the village that sell things for the tourists to take back home as souvenirs as well. Overnight lodge/teahouse.

Day 06: Tadapani to Bayeli Kharka (3,420m)/5- 6 hours:
After Tadapani, we leave the main trail and for the next few days then we will walk in a more remote area of the Annapurna region. We begin our trek by entering into a beautiful rhododendron and oak forest on an upward trail. Then after a small descent we continue climbing to the shoulder of a hill through a rhododendron forest that is reminiscent of images from Lord of the Rings. We also pass several clearings with abandoned shacks before arriving on a bigger ridge top clearing at Dobato, which in good weather should provide splendid views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre. We continue ascending up to Bayeli Kharka. From the village, we enjoy arresting views of Mt. Dhaulagiri which is the seventh highest mountain in the world. Overnight lodge/teahouse.

Day 07: Bayeli Kharka to Upper Chistibung (2,975m)/4-5 hours:
After breakfast, we descend through open ground and beautiful forest to reach the pastures of Lower Chistibung then we ascend gradually through a forest before reaching Upper Chistibung which is a temporary herder’s settlement. If you’re lucky you might even spot the colorful Lophophorus (Danphe), the national bird of Nepal, as well as Himalayan Thar on the grassy ridge high above the trail. Overnight lodge/teahouse.

Day 08: Trek to Khopra Ridge (3,660m)/3-4 hours:
We embark on a steady climb above the tree line through alpine meadows and pastures to reach Khopra Danda. As we approach Khopra Ridge, we see the top of Annapurna South. Upon reaching Khopra, we will go for a short walk down Khopra Ridge to a viewpoint overlooking Kali Gandaki river far below in this deepest valley. From Khopra, we also admire the stunning mountain panorama including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Annapurna South. Overnight lodge/teahouse.

Day 09: Rest day in Khopra Ridge: Tour of Khaire Lake (4500m) / 10-11 hours:
Today we embark on a long journey to Khopra ( Khaer) Lake from where, we attain excellent views of the Fang and surrounding mountains. Considered to be a sacred lake by the Hindus, it is believed that bathing in the lake will help attain Nirvana/Heaven. As Hinduism and Buddhism are intricately related in Nepal, we can even see a number of Hindu and Buddhist shrines on the sides of the lake. For those of us, who do not want to walk all the way to the lake, a half day walk from Khopra can also be arranged. Overnight at community lodge/teahouse.

Day 10: Trek to Swanta Village (2,200m)/ 5 hours:
From Khopra Ridge we descend off the hillside and continue downhill on a steep trail. Along the way we get more views of Mount Dhaulagiri with the mountain providing a lovely backdrop to the terraced fields and traditional houses in the nearby villages. Overnight lodge/teahouse.

Day 11: Trek to Ghorepani- 4 hours:
After breakfast, we walk the trail that drops down to Chitre and up to Ghorepani which is popular trekking trail again where you meet other trekkers. Ghorepani is popular spot for trekkers to see beautiful distance views of Annapurnas and Dhauligiri. Poon hill is another attraction of Ghorepani where most people do sunrise trip which is the best views to all Annapurna from the same spot. Overnight lodge/teahouse.

Day 12: Trek to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Hille (1475m) / 5 Hours:
We will start our trekking with an early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Himalayas including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. We then return to the lodge and have breakfast, we again follow gradual descending path through the forests of rhododendron and oak up to Banthanti. It is a small village where you can haul up for hot and cold drinks. Then the trail descends to Ulleri, a big Gurung village where we will enjoy the views of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli. From here the trail up to Tikhedhunga is steeply descending passing through terraces and some robust villages. After a short walk of 15 minutes from Tikhedhunga we reach Hille. Overnight lodge/teahouse.

Day 13: Trek from Hille to Nayapul (1050m.) via Birethanti and drive to Pokhara – 4 Hours:
Today is the last day of our Trek and it is a pretty easy hike day as well. The trails gradually descend following Bhurung Khola (Bhurung Stream) all the way to Birethanti before we cross the Modi Khola over the suspension bridge a short walk & we reach Nayapul, where our vehicle will be waiting to drive us back to Pokhara. Overnight hotel.

Day 14.Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (6 Hours):
We hop our tourist bus at 7 AM after b/fast to drive to Kathmandu and the driving will be a fantastic experience as we drive past many satellite towns on the way and we are able to see rural settlements, gushing rivers, terraces and green rural landscapes. Overnight hotel, trip concludes on this day.

Day 15: Transfer to the airport for your departure.
You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your loving home.

15 Days/Trip Cost: US$ 1180.00 per Person in on Twin/Triple Sharing Basis
Extra: Round trip Airfare: US$ 230 Per Person

Service Includes:

* All land transfer, arrival and departure as per the itinerary.
* Hotel accommodation with bed and breakfast on Twin sharing basis as per the itinerary.
* Food during the trek 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in specified local lodges or prepared by our cook.
* A english speaking experienced & professional trekking guide license holder.
* Porters (1 porter carries the luggage up to 25 kgs of 2 participants during the trek).
* City tours as mentioned in the itinerary with English speaking guide and all land transportation with private car/jeep/van.
* All necessary trekking and climbing related permit including TIMS, National Park Entrance fee and ACAP Fee.
* Insurance, proper warm clothing, shoes, sunglass and daily wages for guide and porter.
* Camping equipment and trekking daily wages, Guide, Sherpa helpers, Cook, Kitchen Boys, Porters, with food allowance while trekking.
* Accommodation in 2 men Tents during Trek supported with dinning tent, Kitchen tent, Toilet tent, Shower tent, Table, chairs and Mattress.
* Necessary kitchen utensils

Service Does not Includes * Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu or in Pokhara stay
* Personal gears and expenses of personal nature and Personal medical and travel insurance emergency evacuation.
* Hard and any form of soft drinks
* All confectionary and snacks, Charges for desserts including shower and boiled drinking water,Phone calls, Laundry and Alcoholic beverages etc.
* Any airfare: Domestic International departure taxes and any excess baggage charges.
* Tips and Gratitude for Guides and Porters according to custom of trekking in Nepal

Grade: Moderate to strenous Max-Altitude: 4500m
Trek Region: N/A Starts in/ Ends in: Nayapul/Nayapul
Trek Duration: 15 days (10 days trek) Type of trek: Lodge/home stay
Best Season: March to May and September to November

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