- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 13 days
- tour type Private and Group
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 16+ years old
- max group size 12
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- Begin the trip in Kathmandu with visits to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- Explore a lesstrod, remote mountain trek in the stunning Annapurna Region
- Remarkable views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fang and Nilgiri.
- Discover the holy Kaire Lake, which requires a little wandering away from the Kopra Ridge.
The Khopra Ridge is located away from the busier trails of the Annapurna region but provides equally remarkable views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fang, and Nilgiri. Another attraction of our trek is the holy Kaire Lake, which requires a little wandering away from the Kopra Ridge.
We begin our trip in Kathmandu with visits to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The next day, we fly to Pokhara, drive to Syauli bazaar and begin trekking from there. We leave the main trail after Tadapani and for the next few days walk along a remote trail while staying at the community tea-houses. Before heading back to Kathmandu, we'll see the top sites of Pokhara.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 3: Fly to Pokhara, drive to Syauli Bazaar
Day 4: Ghandruk to Tadapani (2,590m/8,497ft)
Day 5: Tadapani to Dobato (3,350m/10,990ft)
Day 6: Dobato to Upper Chistibung (2,975m/3,198ft)
Day 7: Trek to Khopra Ridge (3,660m/12007)
Day 8: Rest day in Khopra Ridge: Tour of Kaire Lake (4,500m)
Day 9: Trek to Swanta Village (2,200m/7,217ft)
Day 10: Trek to Ulleri (2,050 m/6,725 ft)
Day 11: Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara
Day 12: Sightseeing in Pokhara then fly to Kathmandu
Day 13: Final departure
- Meals: 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 11 dinners
- Pickups and drops from hotels and airport
- Accommodations in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara; and teahouses during the trek (5 nights in community development lodges, 3 nights in local teahouses)
- Transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- Domestic flights (Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu)
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers, 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers, 1 porter)
- Down jacket, sleeping bag, Himalayan Glacier duffel bag, t-shirt, trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- Medical kit
- All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP, TIMS)
- All government and local taxes
- Nepalese visa fee
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charge(s)
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara except welcome and farewell dinners as per the itinerary
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain due to any reason than what is listed on the scheduled itinerary
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Tips for guides and porters
- Earn US$ 69+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationWe will be staying in Yatri Suites & Spa or similar in Kathmandu, Mt. Kailash Resort in Pokhara and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 290. Himalayan Glacier will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also, note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations. COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES We operate this trekking trip by containing the following COVID-19 safety protocols: ⚫ This trip abides to all the updated safety guidelines for travelers, as issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the local authorities. ⚫ The tour will be operated by adopting COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardized protocols. ⚫ A group will be limited to not more than 6 trekkers, for now, with concerns about COVID-19 safety for all travelers. ⚫ We have prioritized hygiene protocols on the entire trip encouraging travelers to mask up, wash hands regularly, sanitize and practice physical distancing as much as possible.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?
Do I require a porter for carrying water?
On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.
When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.