Khopra Ridge Trek Map

Khopra Ridge Trek Map

Khopra danda trek or Khayer Lake trek

Khayar tal trek known as South Annapurna base camp trek also, Kopra ridge trekking route located in the heart of Annapurna region but away from the busy trails, still remains rural and secret for the travelers. During the khayar baraha trekking period trekkers explores ethnic villages, their culture, flora and fauna, panoramic mountain range and amazing landscape from low elevation to high alpine area.

Rhododendron is Nepal’s national flower. It blooms during the months between March and May! Likewise, you will get a glimpse of wild animals like leopards, bears, mountain Thars, Pheasants and red panda. Khopra Danda trek to Khayer Lake (4,500m) is newly open for tourists its eye catching view of Dhaulagiri range and Annapurna range attract the travelers.

Khorpa trek is newly opened trekking route in Annapurna region. It is less-crowded trekking trail in Annapurna region where you will be delighted with an opportunity to unwind in pristine nature and get the exceptional view of mountain peaks. Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Nilgiri (7,061m), Bharha Shikhar (7,647m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Hiunchuli (6,434m), Machhapuchhre (fishtail, 6,997m, Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna IV (7,525m) and Lamjung Himal (6,983m) are the common mountain peaks seen during the trek (subject to clear weather).

The fascinating culture of the region is another main reason to trek Khorpa in recent days; especially in Janaipurnima. Local here drink the blood of yak on the festive day of Janaipurnima. It falls on full moon day of August.

People here believe that drinking the blood of Yak is the cure to many disease including cancer. Yak graze freely on open meadows; they graze many herbal plants including Yarshagumba. Yarshagumba is regarded as the master herbal which cure many diseases. People don’t kill the yak but inject on some part of yak’s body to draw blood for serving purpose.

Khopra danda trek or Khayer lake trek itinerary designed to show the south base camp of Annapurna and sacred mountain lake Khayer (4,500m) Baraha. On the way from this trek trekkers explore beautiful settlements of ethnic peoples and their unique culture, lifestyles, warm hospitality and superb mountain views like DhaulagiriAnnapurna I, II, III, Bharha Shikhar, Annapurna south, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhare, Gurja himal and Nilgiri. Best months of the year for Annapurna south base camp trek are March to May and September to November.

Camping basic khayar lake trek is an ideal trip for those looking for some days out of the main track to off route to explore Himalayan nature beauty. Exploration khayar tal and khopra danda trek recently introduced route in between Annapurna base camp and Jomsom trail.

Khopra danda trek more stunning than Poon Hill trek but Kopra ridge combine with Ghorepani Poon Hill it will be the fantastic trekking holiday option in Nepal so we generate itinerary accordingly. Trekking journey towards the Khayar Lake start from Nayapul and end at the same place then drive to Pokhara. Eye catching sunrise views above the Himalayas make this trip an unforgettable experience.

Khopra trek is one of the most exotic trekking trail of Annapurna region. This fascinating trekking trail is flourished with delighted sightseeing spot, cultural village’s exploration, lush green forest of rhododendron and oak and entire wilderness of snow covered mountains. Exploration of highlanders culture, there life style and the historic shrines and monasteries along the way is the major attracts of the trek along with stunning panoramic view of Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Nilgiri (7061m), Bharha Shikhar (7647m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7219m) Hiunchuli (6434m), Fishtail (6997m), Annapurna II (7937m) Annapurna IV (7525m), Lamjung Himal (6983m).

Khopra Trek starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu all the way to Pokhara. After a short acclimatization we ascend our trek into the steep hills and lush forest of Annapurna region. There are many cultural villages ready to welcome you and let you enjoy the cultural and hospitality. Commencing Khopra trek will leave you a lifetime memory of exploring into the most exotic wilderness and experiencing the humble and polite culture and artistic shrines of Nepal.

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  • 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) O/N HOTEL  (D) (1,350m)
  • 2
    Cultural Sightseeing around Kathmandu city & Trekking preparation (B) (1,350m)
  • 3
    Kathmandu-Pokhara (850m) O/N Hotel (BLD) (850m)
  • 4
    Pokhara - Ulleri (2070m, 6~7 hrs) O/N Teahouse (BLD) (2,070m)
  • 5
    Ulleri - Ghorepani (2865m, 4~6 hrs) O/N Local Lodge (BLD) (2,865m)
  • 6
    Ghorepani - Poon Hill (3210m, 1 hrs) - Swanta (2270m, 4~5 hrs) O/N Local Lodge (BLD) (3,210m)
  • 7
    Swanta - Chistibang (3026m, 4~5 hrs) O/N Community Lodge (BLD) (3,026m)
  • 8
    Chistibang - Khopra Danda / Khopra Ridge (3660m, 4~5 hrs) O/N Community Lodge (BLD) (3,660m)
  • 9
    Day hiking to Khayer Lake (4620m, 10~11 hrs) O/N Community Lodge (BLD) (4,620m)
  • 10
    Khopra Danda - Paudwar (2000m, 4-5 hrs) O/N Local Lodge / home stay (BLD) (2,000m)
  • 11
    Paudwar - Tatopani  (1185m, 4-5 hrs) O/N Local Lodge (BLD) (1,185m)
  • 12
    Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara - 5/6 hrs O/N Hotel (BLD) (850m)
  • 13
    Drive back to KTM - Alternatively you can drive to Lumbini or Chitwan National Park for Jungle safari (BL) (1,350m)
  • 14
    Sight Seeing Bhaktapur (B) (1,350m)
  • 15
    Fly back home (1,350m)
Cost :US DOLOR 999


  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van
  • Twin sharing accommodation on BB plan & single room for odd number at Hotel Blue Horizon or similar hotel in KTM - 4 nights
  • Accommodation in local lodge during the trekking period
  • Guided city tour in Katmandu by car / van for 2 days
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) at tea houses during the trek to and from Kathmandu
  • 1 government licensed English speaking Guide for every 10 trekkers during the trek to and from KTM
  • 1 porters for every two trekkers to carry the luggage during the trek
  • Domestic airfare where applicable as per the itinerary
  • National Park or Conservation area entry permits for trekkers
  • TIMS card (Trekker's Information Management System) for trekkers
  • Tax, VAT, official expanses and company profit
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Rest of the land transport as per the itinerary
  • All Government and local taxes
  • First aid kit comprehensive


  • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu Kathmandu
  • Your personal travel insurance and medical evacuation in case of emergency (compulsory)
  • International airfare and airport taxes
  • Excess baggage charges while domestic flight, hot shower, battery charge (during the trek), telephone etc.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu
  • Alcoholic beverages, hot and cold drinks, bottle and boiled water, laundry and hot shower in trekking lodge
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and driver
  • Sightseeing/Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc..
  • Entrance fees during the cultural sightseeing in city.
  • Expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking
  • Service other then mentioned on above as "Includes" topic