Khopra Khayar Lake Trek

Khopra Khayar Lake Trek

Annapurna Region

Trip Facts

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Duration:13 days

khopra trek : Trip grade: moderate Trip region: Annapurna Duration: 13 days Max Elevation: 4600m/15091ft Best season: autumn and spring Trip start /end: Kathmandu to Katmandu

khopra trek $1250 USD USD
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Khopra Khayar Lake Trek
Khopra Khayar Lake Trek is Himalayan magnificent and easily access, up to 9 days walking itinerary, sacred holy lake khayar lake, newly opened beaten trekking trail in Annapurna region along the Ghorepani Poon hill trek. Trek starts from Nayapul or Phedi along the local village of Gurung & Magar tribe. They have own language, culture, custom, and typical lifestyle. Ghandruk village, Tadapani village and Ghorepani are much beautiful rhododendron flower colorful villages where the visitor can explore their locality lifestyle & cultures. The visitor must cross the many local villages as Landi, Fulbari village, Sistibung. Khopra trek lately becomes much popular. Unique Nepal adventure treks & Expedition arrange the best trip in regional price provide first-class services. Khopra Khayar Lake Trek is one of the best outstanding Mountain viewing treks.

Khopra danda is situated in 3660m it is main destiny of the trek from where visitor can see panoramic, outstanding and breathtaking mountains view as Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6800m), Nilgiri (6600m), Annapurna I (8091m) close view Annapurna South face (7219m), Hiuchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Annapurna II (7937m) and Manaslu(8163m) etc. And extra beautiful gifted by nature God sacred holy khayar Lake situated at 4700m bottom of Annapurna South. It is unique, peace and joyful trek. Every camp has neat & clean and comfortable lodges. It is nice management for tea house facilitate. It is superb panoramic Mountain View as well as green forestry and the sacred lake. The local people lifestyle and natural and cultural exploration will assure so much satisfaction. It is a sacred lake many pilgrimages visit there and have a bath and pray. Pilgrimage need good karma nice life. It is a very sacred place. This trekking is mainly exploring the local people lifestyle and enjoy with local products.

Outline itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1400m/4590ft

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sight seen

day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara 850m/2788ft 25 fly and drive from Pokhara to Kimche and trek to Ghandruk 1940m/6334 approx 1 hour

Day 04: Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani 2630m/8628ft approx 4-5 hours

Day 05: Trek from Tadapani to Dobato 3420m/11220ft approx 5 hours

Day 06: Trek from Dobato to Chistibung 3026m/9927ft approx 6 hours

Day 07: Trek from Chistibung to Kopra Ridge/Danda 3660m/12007ft approx 3 hours

Day 08: Trek from Khopra Ridge to Swanta 2214m/7263ft approx 5 hours

Day 09: Trek from Swanta to Ghorepani 2860m/9383 approx 3-4 hours

Day 10: Trek from Ghorepani to Tikhedunga 1540m/4724 approx 5 hours

Day 11: Tikhedunga to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

Day 12: Free Exploration morning &  back to Kathmandu

Day 13: Final Departure from Kathmandu.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1400m/4590ft
Arrival in Kathmandu and you will be met at the airport travel representative will be waiting to welcome you. They will escort you into the particular Hotel by private car. While we check in our hotel, you will get your room key, after a few minutes rest and fresh up your trek leader will gather you to flow about the trek information. The evening we will attend the welcome dinner offer by the company at the typical Nepali restaurant.
Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu  (B&B) Bed and Breakfast

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara 850m/2788ft 25minutes and drive from Pokhara to Kimche and trek to Ghandruk 1940m/6334ft approx 1 hour
Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara in the morning with scenic mountain views including Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Annapurna Massif. From Pokhara, you will be transferred by road (private car) to the starting point of the trek at Kimche via Nayapul which takes about 3 hours of driving. Then after we will walk on the road for a while where one can see beautiful scenery and village life. Then trail traverses and then climbs up to the village of Ghandruk, where we will stop for lunch if we flew to Pokhara if we drive it might take the whole day to get in Ghandruk. Ghandruk is one of the biggest Gurung villages in the area, the difference in the Gurungs lifestyle here to that of their neighbors in the lower areas is very apparent. Ghandruk is well known for the number of its menfolk who have served in the British Gurkha regiments. From the lodge at Ghandruk, you will have spectacular views of Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Machapuchhare (6993m) and Hiunchuli (6434m). An evening we explore the village, old traditional Gurung Museum and the Buddhist monastery.
Stay overnight at Mountain Lodge. (BLD) Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 03: Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani 2630m/8628ft approx 3 hours
The morning after breakfast with great views of mountains, another day ascending ahead, but the walk will be easier now in most of the walk for the whole day. Leaving the terraced hillsides and the village of Ghandruk behind, we will enter oak and rhododendron forest. This is a particularly pretty part of the walk, the forest is alive with the sound of birds and small tumbling waterfalls, and if you visit in spring, (late March to April) the rhododendron will be in full bloom. There are no villages on today’s route, but there will be a few teahouses at Baisi Kharkha, providing welcome drinks and a place to rest. There will be fine views of Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna South (7237m), Machhapuchhare (6993m) and Lamjung Himal (6931m) along the way. The trail from Baisi Kharka, we walk through the forest and sometimes we can see the monkeys. Our lodge at Tadapani is the perfect setting for sunset and sunrise views.
Stay overnight at Mountain Lodge. (BLD)

Day 04: Trek from Tadapani to Dobato 3420m/11220ft approx 5 hours
The morning after breakfast, we will leave the main trail that leads to Ghorepani or ABC and follows a rarely used trail – initially through thick rhododendron forest – that leads to local water buffalo pastures lands. The climb is gradual and soon we will emerge above the tree line to superb views of the Annapurna range. After 2 hours of walking gradual uphill through the Rhododendron forest, we will arrive at Meshar Danda. Then we continue to climb gradually through the forest and soon arrive though open countryside to reach Isharu which takes about 30 minutes and we will take lunch here. After lunch, we walk again in the grassland until reaching a small pass, where the trail descends for a while and soon trail goes up the hill between small hill through rhododendron to an open clearing known as Dobato which takes about 2 and half hours. There is small ridge called Muldai View Point just high above Dobato which takes about 30 minutes from where we will have superb views of the high Himalayan range such as Machhapuchhre to the South to Dhaulagiri to the North West and Annapurna range in the middle. This is usually very good to hike early in the morning for Sunrise view over the high mountains. There will be another interesting day hike to Hidden Lake from Dobato who has a longer time to explore this very remote lake and the views of mountains are very close. This takes 7 hours of the round trip walking from Dobato and need an extra day for exploring.
Stay Overnight at Mountain Lodge. (BLD)

Day 05: Trek from Dobato to Chistibung 3026m/9927ft approx 4 hours
Today early in the morning, we will hike 30 minutes uphill to Muldai ViewPoint from where we will have the panoramic view of the high Himalayas including Dhaulagiri range and Annapurna range and Machhapuchhre. Then back to lodge. After breakfast, we will walk downhill for a while in a dense forest of Rhododendron and soon we will climb uphill for few minutes then the trail goes level until reaching Bayli Kharka which takes an hour walking. From Bayli Kharka, there are great views of the Dhaulagiri Range. Then we will descend through dense forest of Rhododendron until reaching small Stream and cross wooden bridge and walk continue for a while and soon again cross small stream, then start ascending for few minutes through the forest and trail goes for level until reaching open ground and forest to reach the pastures of lands, continue to walk through forest, ascending gradually and passing through several buffalo/yaks grazing pastures to reach a clearing and temporary herder’s settlement at Chistibung, where you will stay in the small community lodge or private lodge.
Stay overnight at Mountain Lodge. (BLD)

Day 06: Trek from Chistibung to Kopra Ridge/Danda 3660m/12007ft approx 3 hours
Today after breakfast, we are heading to reach the ridge at Kopra, we will embark on a steady climb that carries us above the tree line. This area is noted for wildlife, so we should keep our eyes open for Himalayan tahr and Danfe pheasant. The best way to tackle the climb is to ascend steadily, take our time and rest as often as our wish. We will reach the lodge on Kopra Ridge in time for lunch and will be greeted by more awe-inspiring views of mountain vistas. This extraordinary panorama includes Annapurna South, towering directly above us at only six kilometers away, with Fang/Bahra Sikhar and Nilgiri prominent to the north. Across the depths of the Kali Gandaki Valley, the Dhaulagiri range dominates the entire western skyline. The Kopra Community Lodge is the highlight of our work in the region. It takes 2 and a half hours walking from Chistibung to Khopra.
Stay overnight at Mountain Lodge. (BLD)

Day 07: Trek from Khopra Ridge to Swanta 2214m/7263ft approx 5 hours
After breakfast with great views of mountain vistas, from Kopra Ridge we will descend off the hillside and continue steeply downhill. We will retrace the route back to Chistibung. It will take 1 and a half hour. Then the trail goes steep downhill through the forest until Kharka for an hour. This place is really nice to make a lunch break and then cross a small wooden bridge. Afterward, the trail stays uphill for a little while in a bamboo forest and walk in the ups and downs until reaching the village of Swanta where Magar people are inhabited. It takes about 2 hours after lunch.
Stay overnight at Mountain Lodge. (BLD)

Day 08: Trek from Swanta to Ghorepani 2860m/9383 approx 3 hours
Today from Swanta we will descend through the village fields to a small river and take a quick look at the local water mill. From here we will cross the suspension bridge and head upwards to the village of Chittre, where we will join the main trekking trail coming from Tatopani. There is a further ascent to reach the village of Ghorepani where we will be met with great views of the Dhaulagiri massif and a well-earned rest.
Stay overnight at Mountain Lodge. (BLD)

Day 09: Trek from Ghorepani to Tikhedunga 1540m/4724 approx 5 hours
Early in the morning, 45 minutes hike to Poon Hill through the Rhododendrons forests for the spectacular view of Mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, TukuchePeak 6920m, Nilgiri 6940m, Baraha Shikhar 7847m, Mt. Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna South 7219m, Annapurna III 7855m, Machhapuchhre 6993m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna II 7937m, Lamjung Himal 6931m and unobstructed view of sunrise over the mountains. We can enjoy the brilliant view of mountains and sunrise view. Then we return back to Lodge. After having breakfast, for the rest of the day, it is all downhill. The walk passes through beautiful rhododendron forest and we will continue to trek through the forest and for those trekking in late March or April the rhododendron should be in full bloom. We will arrive at Ulleri with plenty of time to explore this picturesque village. We will have lunch there and to make the most of the day ahead. From the Ulleri there is a very steep descent of 500 meters on a stone staircase to the Bhurungdi Khola River where we will cross a small suspension bridge to reach the village of Tikhedunga.
Stay overnight at Mountain Lodge. (BLD)

Day 10: Trek from Tikhedunga to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara
After giving our knees next day to recover, we will continue a more gentle descent to the village of Birethanti, on the banks of the Modi Khola and then cross the new bridge to the east bank, before following the river back to the pick-up point at Nayapool. Then we will be transferred by coach/car back to Pokhara and transfer to Hotel.
Stay overnight at Pokhara (B&B)

Day 11: Free Exploration day
The free day we will visit the International mountaineering museum where we see the history of the mountaineering and visit David falls and Mahendra cave. At Pokhara, you can choose from multiple adventures activities like parading, bungee jump, cycling, bike tour and many more. In the evening we are going to visit Barahi temple just in the middle of Phewa Lake by doing boating. In Fewa Lake, if the weather is clear we can see the reflection of Machhapuchhre Mountain.
Stay overnight at Pokhara (B&B)

Day 12: Morning Hike to World Peace Stupa and afternoon fly back to Kathmandu
In the morning after breakfast, we will go to world peace stupa by car. We can see the panoramic view of high Himalayan range from Manaslu to Dhaulagiri range including Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Massif as well as scenic Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake. Then, we will walk down to Phewa Lake through the forest which takes about 1 hour and take a boat to cross a Phewa Lake passing the small Island where Temple Barahi is situated middle of the Lake. Afternoon transfer to the airport and then fly back to Kathmandu. Our car will be ready to pick up at the airport and transfer to Hotel.
Stay overnight at hotel Fuji ( B&B)

Day 13: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Your trip will come to an end today after breakfast. Your leader will be on hand to advise and assist with your onward travel arrangements and transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by our private van around 3 hours before your flight schedule and flight back to your home/other travel destination.

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