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Khopra Ridge Trek: A Complete Guide

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There are some recently open trekking trails in Annapurna region. Among them Khopra Ridge trek is awesome.

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5 reason why you should do Khopra Ridge

Khopra Ridge Trek will be fabulous to trek inside the Colorful Rhododendron forest from March to May due to Rhododendron blowing season of Nepal. Less tourist, local community lodge, Magar culture, Hot Spring is the attraction of this trek.And it is also good for you if are beginners trekking in Nepal.

On the way to Ghandruk, Tadapani, and Ghorepani, we can see the beautiful Rhododendron colorful forest from where the visitor can explore their locality lifestyle & cultures.

Here is top 5 reason why you should do Khopra Ridge.

  1. Marvelous Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas Range
  2. Landscapes,waterfall and Forests
  3. Sunrise and Sunset viewpoints, diversity
  4. Local Cultures,Nepali food and lifestyle
  5. Hot Springs

Khopra Overview

Here one question can arise, is Khopra Danda, Khopra ridge and Khayer lake trek are same or different trek ?

Definitely all are the same destination.

Khopra is Name of Place and Danda is Nepali word of Ridge.So Ridge=Danda in the sense of meaning. It is the highest elevation(3660m/12008ft) place that we need to stay one night and Khayar lake hiking spot from the ridge.

Next day morning we will go hike for Khayer Lake. It is is a holy lake. So people also called Khayar trek is the holy trek. Local people of there used to go for worship. Its provides equally outstanding views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fang, and Nilgiri. It is close to Ghorepani Poon hill trek.

We will hike from Khopra Danda to Khayer lake to see mountains from near. View from Khopra danda and on the way to Khayer lake is marvelous. We will be close to Annapurna South. We can begin this trek from Deurali or Tadapani of Ghorepani Poon Hill trek.

People and Culture

Mostly there are Gurung and Magar people in the trekking area. There are also Brahmans and Chhetris other groups of people in this area.

Ridge facts

Max Elevation 4500m (Khayar Lake)
Days 10
Difficulty Moderate
Best Time/Season March-May and Oct to Dec.
Lodge Type Community Lodges
Legal Permits TIMS and ACAP

Getting there and away

Nayapul is the starting point and Pokhara is the ending point of Khopra Danda trek. If you want to fly Kathmandu to Pokhara, it takes 25 minutes. We can go directly Kathmandu to trekking starting point Nayapul using Bus or Microbus. Kathmandu to Nayapaul takes about 10 hours by driving.

View from Khopra

Khopra Danda is at 3660m above the sea level. If the weather is clear from Khopra Danda we will have the close and breathtaking view of mountains view of Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6800m), Nilgiri (6600m), Annapurna I (8091m) Annapurna South face (7219m), Hiuchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhre (6997m).


Days Itinerary Altitude in ft Hour
1st Day Drive Kathmandu to Birethanti 1100m/3608ft 10hr
2nd Day Birethanti to Ulleri 2080m/6824ft 6 hr
3rd Day Ulleri to Ghorepani 2870m/9416ft 5 hr
4th Day Hike to Poonhill via Ghorepani trek to Dobato 3350m/10990ft 6 hr
5th Day Dobato to Khopra Danda/Ridge 3660m/12008ft 4 – 5 hr
6th Day Hike to Khayar Lake then rest at Khopra Danda 4500m/14764ft 6 hr
7th Day Trek to Swanta Village 2200m/7218ft 7 hr
8th Day Swanta to Tatopani 1250m/4102ft 6 hr
9th Day Drive to Pokhara 800m/2625ft 5 hr
10th Day Pokhara to Kathmandu 1300m/4265ft 8 hr

Is it possible khopra Ridge in 7 days trek ?

Yes, of course it is possible.Itinerary will be 7 to 10 days according to your choice from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.khopra dand trek 7 days is express trek to khayer. But 10 days you can do Khopra danda trek including Ghorepani Poonhill trek.

You can do Khopra Rige trek 7 to 10 days according to your preferences from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. But if you want to do in 7 to 8 days, you need strong physical fitness.

When is best time to do Khopra ?

Except monsoon season, we can do Khopra Ridge trek. But February to April and September to December is the best time for this trek.

How difficult is Khopra trek? ?

Khopra is moderate grade of the trek. Normal fitness is required for this trek. We will have enough acclimatization before Danda.This plan is considor the accimaltization for Altitude Sickness.

Hot Spring

There is a natural good hot spring at Tatopani Beni. You can feel hot experience after the cold trek. Locals people believe that hot spring is good for health.

Can I Guide Hire ?

Sure, you can do Khopra danda trek guide hire


Cost for Khopra

The Khopra Ridge trek cost is 525 USD for 10 days per person for 10 days. This price is after seasonal discount 20%. The cost price that mentioned here is the cheapest.The price will up and down on the basis of group size, budget of client.


The plan Khopra Ridge trek 10 days leads you most popular Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. This trek is best off the beaten trail of Annapurna. It will be a short itinerary and long itinerary according to your choice. Khopra Danda trek is a naturally beautiful, culturally rich trek. We will provide excellent services for the Khopra Ridge trek package at a reasonable price. We are providing expert tour and trek guide. Please give us chance to serve you for this trek and remember us for a lifetime period. Please send me your questions, I will send questions answers within 12 hours.

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