Khopra Trek Provides remarkable an amazing Himalayas Mountain view of including Annapurna I,II,III,Hiunchuli,Machhapuchhare,Lamjung Himal, Annapurna south 7219m, Dhaulagiri 8167m.,Nilgiri ,Holy Khayar Lake ,Green Hills,Rice,Patato,Millet fields,Oak Rhododendron forest, Flowers, Bamboo forest,lush thick pine and Magar village, Magar Community Lodges.
Khopra Trek is alternative trekking trail located away from the busier trail of Annapurna Region.In khopra Trek another special offer is Holy Khayar lake offers a breathtaking panoramic views, snowcapped peaks, Landscaped. Khopra Trek is considered perfect majestic Mountain view offer trek, rural trek ,a great off the beaten path trek in the Annapurna Region.Khopra Trek has Maximum altitude: 4600m.Khayar lake.
The great khopra Trek just few people know about this trekking route in Annapurna Region.Normally Trekking starts from Nayapul but trek has many options for starting places(from Tatopani,Ghorepani,Mohare Danda,Swanta, Tadapani as well khopra Trekking can be started).Less Tourist, quite peace, through Nature, Walk along with Rhododendron Forest, Majestic Mountain views, Landscaped ,accomplishment your paradise Trek and pride, glory, brace yourself in your lifetime.
If you like to enjoy Nepal National Flower Rhododendron blossom the best time is March and April but just Mountain views, landscaped every months are recommended. From June to August is rainy season and leaches .
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Khopra Trekking is done short and Long trek and starts from Many places.
In 2016 mid January to December we had done ,our starting point was Nayapul.Our Great experience, Itinerary we would like to share you.It can may be helpful.
Our 2016 Khopra Trek Itinerary:-
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m.) Drive to your Hotel
Day 2:Kathamdnu to Pokhara(820m.) (Drive 7-8hrs or fly to Pokhara 20-25minute
Day 3:Pokhara to Purnagaun(1705m.) 6-7hrs.
Need to drive 1and half hrs from Pokhara to Nayapul after your breakfast in the morning. When you reach Nayapul, near the Hotel Buddha turn right ,after few hundred meters continues walking from the highway turn left and descend to suspension bridge over the Modi river.
Continue to follow the blue white signs gently climb up with dirt road then come Aate village (1030m.),Kalyani village(1080m.),Makha village(1170m.),differences are about 25minute between each villages. Again ascend steps to Deupur Maidan village(1.25hrs)from Makha village with beautiful forests and farming landscapes.
Where is available temple,school,loccal shops,homestay,local dalbhat foods, electricity. Then follow the continue blue marker or signs and after 25 minutes you reach to Deupur Jogithum(1600m.)
Here is also home stay shower and toilet but outside like in Maidam village. Then walk along the dirt road about 40 minute to Purnagaun.Availables are one tea house,purna Gaun guest house. The people are Hindu and Buddhist and some of cristians religions, castes Magar and Gurungs . Here is available local shops, Toilet and Bucket shower on request. Call:9847771337
Day4:Purna Gaun to Lespar (2015m.) 6-7hrs.
After walking 10minute you find the resting place and follow again the Blue white marker tail continue to Langdi village total 1hrs.Frompurna gaun to Langdi village. Available are home stay,post office,temple ,electricity. The place is surrounding by green hills and fine views of the neighboring village.
Then walk continue the middle of the village just below the Temple,high trees,follow the blue/whites signs. In a few minute you come near the last house,then follow the lower flat trail not climb the steps. After 20-25 minutes you enter the forest and climb gently up dense Rhododendron forest trail and come Ghurungalek(2120m.) within 2 hrs.
from here you can see the beautiful village lespar.Again walk continue to Chhupeni village( 2215m.) where is 3 empty little houses. Then descend to Lower Lespar village where come school from the school turn left then walk 5minutes down steps and comes Laxmi Hotel and Restaurant is the nice hotel of the village. At upper Lespar you can find the homestay.
Facilities are Internet,Phone,post office,health post,electricity, proper drinking water supply. Better to have pack lunch and water for this day. Call:9847734200/9805177583
Day5:Lespar to Nangi(2260m.) 6-7hrs.
For today also better to have pack lunch because on the way there is no tea houses from the middle part of village turn right and come school and you reach resting place cross it then come trail juction. Then follow the upper forest trail( left)climb up hill and steep finally arrive at small pass Resting place (2450m.) within 2hrs. Enjoy the view of Dhaulagiri range, dense forests,shajila village.
from here follow the flat left trail with blue white signs about 40 minutes then you arrive to Gaira kharka(2495m.) here is small house and Buffalo shelters and continue to walk little pass Thadako danda Chautari (2520m.) 2-3 hrs .Steep following by blue/white signs right trail. Enjoy the view of Annapurna south,Hiuchuli,Nilgiri.
from here just cross the pass and come down other side. Before Nangi village goes down steep till the dirt road 1.5km. from road turn right continue to looking like chortern 10 minutes. Then you separate from the road follow upper trail.
finally arrive Nangi Community lodge which has 10 rooms,20 beds,toilet,solar heated shower,Food is menu system. From here also enjoy the view of Dhaulagiri,Nilgiri,Annapurna range. Also here is available telephone, electricity, drinking water and people are Hindu and Buddhist.Call:9857622028
Day6:Nangi to Moharedanda (3300m.) 6-7hrs.
Today also better to have pack lunch and drinking water because on the way there is no tea houses. From your lodge follow the continue blue/white sign from the Chautari climb up and enter the forest,First flat then up. Then come little pass within 2hrs. Then go down from the other side a bit flat and climb up to Humpal pass(3098m.) strenuous climb 2hrs. over the pass shelter with tin roof.
Then from the other side descend a bit ,walk along flat trail and up into the forest. Finally you arrive house of Mohare Danda here enjoy the view of Annapurna,Dhaulagiri,Manalsu sunrise and sunset over the mountains and forest.
food is menu system, Community lodge, 10 rooms,20 beds,porter house,fire heated dining hall,wifi internet,toilet ,bucket shower on request.call:9857622028
Day8:Moharedanda to Swanta(2260m.) 6-7hrs.
From here descend into dense Rhododendron forest by following blue/white signs within 1 hrs arrive Chautari(3040m.) where is small pond, Temple on the left corner. Then continue to grassy open land where is blue/white signs and some small rocks. Do not turn right and left just cross and enter the forest
Then go down through the forest,grassy slopes and follow the red and white flag high wooden pole and walk steeply down to Phulbari Guest house(2835m.) within 50min- 1hrs here is 5 rooms 10 beds,toilet and bucket shower,fire heated dining hall,food menu system.
After 15 min Rhododendron forest walking down to Danda kharka(2750m.) here also facilities are as at Phulbari then walk to Phalante(2270m.) 4 hrs approx the flat clear trail in the dense forest 20min. And continue to walk then pass the little Chautari(2670m.) and down on the other side into the dense forest,after flat walk gently down then arrive at a house with well protected fields from here enjoy the view of Dhaulagiri from here walk descend a Chautari then enter the forest. Trail is confusing,so see the planete and still downhill then come another Chautari.
Again descend down steps,arrive a big wall protecting fields,cross wooden ladder then follow blue/white signs on electric pole, house wall. And join the dirt road near the school,Then Planate to swanta 1hrs aprox. here is couple of basic lodges. After the gate of school descend down follow the blue/white signs through the village,forest to suspension bridge over kholang khola 30-40min. And from the other side climb to Swanta village 30min aprox.
Here are 2 lodges swanta guest house,10 rooms,21 beds and trekker sanctury lodge 7rooms 15 beds. Available menu system food,hot bucket shower, dining ,electric light,enjoy the Tukuche peak ,annapurna south. Residents are poon mager Hindu.Call:9857622028
Day9: Swanta to Dhan Kharka/Kristibang(2990m.) 6hrs.
Swanta to Aachal kharaka(2600m.) 3-4hrs and Aachal kharka to Dhan kharka/Christibang(2950m.) 2hrs walking
Follow the blue/white signs behind the school crossing by big house then enter the forest trail,climb steeply up into the dense forest. Then descend to the descend to Dhaste khore khola,by crossing the wooden bridge 3hrs aprox turn right and climb up hill to Aahal kharka aprox 45min.
There is ever green rest cottage where you can have normal dhalbhat,potato,noodle soup,tea, coffee for lunch.sleeping room is not available. From here again follow the trail climb up blue/white signs oak Rhododendron forest to Dhan kharka/Cristibang 1.30-2hrs.aprox.
The place surrounding green forest. There is 2 lodges are opened Hotel Rockland and Restaurant 9 rooms,18 beds and Community lodge 10 rooms,20 beds. Menu system food,fire heated dining hall,solar light,toilet,bucket shower on resquest. Call: 9847603971
Day10:Dhan kharka /Cristibang to Khopra Danda(3660m.) 3-4hrs.
Follow the blue/white signs near the Community lodge. Walk trail flat first and up into the forest until kharka(pasture)then enter the forest again climb up then you arrive trail junction man made small pond for animal drinking water. From here continue to left then climb up steeply and cross the chautari ,enjoy the view of Dhaulagiri range,Annapurna south,Tukuche peak,Nilgiri,sunset and sunrise.
There is Community lodge and lodge has 10 rooms,20beds.if the rooms are full tents are available. Wifi internet,solar light,food menu system,hot bucket shower on request. Call:9857622028.
Day11:Res day or Khopra day trip
–hike to Khayar lake at 4600m.Same way return 9hrs total takes lake if famous hindu site occasion of Janaipurnima(july,August)specially high caste Brahman Hindu and Indean, but on the way there is no blue/white signs.
– less hike Thanti 4200m.shelter for yak herders and shepherds.
Day12:Khopra danda to Bayeli Kharka(3460m.) 4-5hrs
from here return down by following blue/white signs. On the way Bamboo, Rhododendron forest,You cross today mainly 3 different pasture(danda)first shelter for yak ,second pasture, third ruin. Near the ruin blue/white signs walk straight and enter Rhododendron forest. Walk flat some of min then arrive Chautari trail junction. After crossing Chautari climb up Rhododendron forest and arrive at Bayeli.
At Bayali kharka there is Community lodge,lodge has 8 rooms,16 beds. If the rooms are not sufficient, owner provide tents. Enjoy the Dhaulagiri again and landscape . Facilities are fire heated dining room. Toilet,hot bucket shower,on request. (from here possible to do hiden lake lodge available,also 5 hrs go and return 3-4 hrs Bayeli kharka) Call:9857622028
Day13:Bayeli Kharka to Tadapani(2590m.) 5-6hrs
Bayeli to Dobato 2hrs,Dobato to Isharu 1.30hrs,Isharu to Meshar 45min-1hrs,Meshar to Tadapni 1.45min.
From the lodge go up 10 min then descend down steep continue further until flat and steep then you arrive Dobato 3426 m.2hrs. There are 3 lodges,toilets are common,Bucket shower,food menu system from here you can enjoy the view of Fish tail,Annapurna south,Annapurna 2,4,Lamjung Himal
Then begin flat and down into the Rhododendron forest,Bmboo,pine forest. enter the narrow gorge by following blue/white signs. After the forest turn left for a few minutes and climb up and cross the little pass where is tin roof Temple and come down to Isharu within 1.30hrs. There is also some of hotels,food menu system.
from here walk again dense forest downhill and sometimes flat follow the bue/white sign within 45-1hrs arrive at Meshar,here is also some of lodges. And again from here descend peaceful forest with mix flat . Within 1.45hrs you arrive at Tadapani here are more then 8 lodges.
Day 14: Tadapani to Ghandruk(1940m.) 4-5 hours.overnight at Lodge.
After Breakfast we walk along the forest to Ghandruk.Ghandruk is very nice place again for the Mountains views. Lodges are also nice. Ghandruk is gurung village and at Ghandruk we can explore the village also Gurung Museum .
Day 15: Ghandruk to Pothana(1890m.) 6-7 hrs.overnight at Lodge.
Today after breakfast we walk down to Mardi river about 1to 1.30 minute then we climb up to Landruk . Landruk also nice place from here also we can enjoy the some of mountains views. Then we walk gradually along the road to Tolka then we climb up to Deurali (2100m.) From here we walk about 10 minute gradually up and straight then we walk down to Pothana along the Rhododendron forest.
Day16:Pothana to Pokhara(820m.) 3-4hrs
After breakfast we walk up to Australian camp about 1hrs. Then we walk down to Kande. From Australian camp we walk again Through the Rhododendron forest to kande about 2 hrs. From here we drive to pokhara by Taxi or car .from kande to pokhara drive is about 1hrs.
Day17: Drive or fly to kathmandu
Day18:Rest day in kathmandu
Farewell dinner in Nepali cultural restaurant
Day 19:Departure to international Airport.
Important Note :
If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, wishes, itinerary can be customized as per your requirement.
Khopra Trek has good alternative to combine another trekking routes:-
And most famous hustle bustle trek is Everest base Camp trek in Nepal.
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