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Annapurna Khopra Ridge Trek

  • Duration:
    14 Days
  • Starting Point:
    Syauli Bazzar
  • End Point:
    Ulleri/ Hile
  • Difficulty Level:
  • Max-Altitude:
    14,763ft / 4,500m

Trip Introduction

The Khopra Ridge is located away from the busier trails of Annapurna region. Annapurna Khopra Ridge Trek provides equally remarkable views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fang and Nilgiri.

Another attraction of Annapurna Khopra Ridge 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.

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.

The 13-day trip is suitable for those who wish to enjoy the grandeur of Mt. Annapurna while also taking pleasure in the solace of a more remote trail. Complete with the unique heritage, culture, and breathtaking landscape, the trip will be well worth our time.

Outline Itinerary

    • Day 12
    • Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
    • Day 02
    • Drive / Fly to Pokhara, drive to Syauli Bazaar and trek to Ghandruk: 30 mins flight
    • Day 03
    • Ghandruk to Tadapani (2,590m/8,497ft) 4-5 hours
    • Day 04
    • Tadapani to Dobato (3,350m/10,990ft): 4-5 hours
    • Day 05
    • Dobato to Upper Chistibung (2,975m/3,198ft) 4-5 hours
    • Day 06
    • Trek to Khopra Ridge (3,660m/12007): 3-4 hours
    • Day 07
    • Trek to Swanta Village (2,200m/7,217ft): 5-6 hours
    • Day 08
    • Trek to Ulleri (2,050 m/6,725 ft): 5-6 hours
    • Day 09
    • Drive from Ulleri to Pokhara
    • Day 10
    • Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu
    • Day 11
    • Final Departure
    • Day 12
    • Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

      On this day you will be landed at the Capital City of Nepal-Kathmandu (1300m/4265 ft). It is the only International Airport of Nepal. You will be received by Sherpa Himalaya Representative.

      Then with a brief introduction you will be welcomed by flower Garland. You will be Taken to your Hotel where you can rest and freshen up to keep away Jet Lag. You will get a nearby location map from hotel reception and you can explore around.

      Overnight at KTM Hotel

    • Day 02
    • Drive / Fly to Pokhara, drive to Syauli Bazaar and trek to Ghandruk: 30 mins flight

      Today we will fly to Pokhara and and Take drive to Syauli Bazzar which will take around 3 hours. As we reach Shyauli Bazaar we will take rest for a while and we will start our short Trek to Ghandruk. It will take around 2 hours of trek with uphill trek.

      In case, if you choose to drive to Pokhara then the itinerary will extend for a extra day. The drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu will be 6-7 hours long drive.

      Overnight at Ghandruk

    • Day 03
    • Ghandruk to Tadapani (2,590m/8,497ft) 4-5 hours

      Today as we finish our breakfast we will head towards Tadapani. Your trek will be moderate level today. Your Trek will be 4-5 hours long.

      Our trails with be uphill slopes through the dense forest and following with normal down sloping Trek. Tadapani is a small village with some hotel on a hill which provides beautiful view of Mt. Annapurna South and Mt. Hiunchuli.

      Overnight at Tadapani

    • Day 04
    • Tadapani to Dobato (3,350m/10,990ft): 4-5 hours

      Today our destination will be Dobato. As usual we will start our trek after we finish our breakfast.

      Our Trek will be 5-6 hours Trek. Dobato means a meeting point of two path in Nepali.

      Overnight at Dobato

    • Day 05
    • Dobato to Upper Chistibung (2,975m/3,198ft) 4-5 hours

      This section of the trail is on a grassy slope and traverses through pasture with a number of herder’s huts and
      dzo grazing (crossbred cow and yak). Look out for the colorful Danphe pheasant, the national bird of Nepal, as
      well as Himalayan tahr on the grassy ridge high above the trail.

      Overnight at Upper Chistibung

    • Day 06
    • Trek to Khopra Ridge (3,660m/12007): 3-4 hours

      From Upper Chistibung lodge there is a steady ascent through alpine meadows and pastures then as one
      approaches Kopra Ridge one see the tip of Annapurna South. However it is only on arrival at Kopra community
      lodge that the full panorama is revealed: Mount Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Fang and Annapurna South can all be seen.
      After lunch it is well worth going for a short walk down Kopra Ridge to a viewpoint overlooking Kali Gandaki river far below in this deep valley.

      Overnight at Khopra Ridge

    • Day 07
    • Trek to Swanta Village (2,200m/7,217ft): 5-6 hours

      It takes an hour of descent to get back down to Upper Chistibung community lodge, it is worth stopping for drink
      then carry on down to Swanta village. Along the way we got more views of Mount Dhaulagiri with this mountain
      providing a lovely backdrop to the terraced fields and traditional houses in the nearby villages.

       Overnight at Swanta Village

    • Day 08
    • Trek to Ulleri (2,050 m/6,725 ft): 5-6 hours

      Today we will trek back to Ulleri. Today will be a longer trek down. It will normally take 5-6 hours.

      Ulleri is a small village at hillside from where you can view hilly landscape of Nepal,

      Overnight at Ulleri


    • Day 09
    • Drive from Ulleri to Pokhara

      Today we will take a local jeep from Ulleri and drive upto Tatopani. We will reach Pokhara by mid day. After getting fresh after beautiful Trek you can explore the Pokhara city and lake sound around.

    • Day 10
    • Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu

      Today we will fly / Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu as planned with Company.  You will be picked by Sherpa Himalaya representative and dropped to Hotel.

      After this beautiful and adventurous Annapurna Khopra Ridge Trek, you can have a proper rest at your hotel.

      On timely arrival to Kathmandu, you can use the free day as a day to explore and shop for your family or else you can also make short city tour.

      Overnight at Kathmandu

    • Day 11
    • Final Departure

      Today morning you Sherpa Himalaya representative will be there at your hotel for last meet. You will be dropped at airport considering airport time.

      Sherpa Himalaya will thank you for amazing time together and handover Buddhist Scarf (Kha-tak) which symbolizes peace, prosperity, Long life and Harmony to everyone and certificate for your completion of Annapurna Khopra Ridge Trek with Sherpa Himalaya.

      With a hope to see all the beautiful people again, a warm Namaste and a hand wave.

      Thank You for your co-operation with Sherpa Himalaya

Cost Include:
  • All transfer from Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport,
  • 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu. (B&B) 3 star level Hotel
  • Hotel In Pokhara
  • Kathmandu To Pokhara Domestic Flight
  • Pokhara to SyauliBazzar Drive by Jeep
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu Drive by Private Vehicle
  • HIle to Pokhara Drive by Jeep
  • Tea house, accommodation during the trek.
  •  All Meals ( Tea, Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • Seasonal fruits after Diner.
  • Tea and biscuits after reaching camp in the afternoon.
  • Annapurna Conservation (ACAP) Park Entry Fee
  • TIMS Card (Trekking Permit)
  • Trekking guide
  • Assistant “Sherpa ” (For 5 Trekkers =1 Assistant Sherpa)
  • Required Number of Potters (2 Trekkers:1 Potter)
  • Insurance for all of the team staffs (Nepali)
  • All Government and Local Taxes
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu Last Night
Cost Exclude:


  • Nepal Visa fee (please bring two passport photographs and cash on USD Denomination)
  • Personal, Travel and rescue insurance
  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Excess baggage charges for Air travel
  • Extra night stay in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the trip(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Breakfast, lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu if you return early from the trip
  • Extended activities and destinations
  • All cold drinks during the trek (mineral water, cola, beer and Bar-bills)
  • Hot Shower During the Trek
  • Battery Charge ( All electronic devices) WI-FI (internet)
  • Tips for guides and porters (Nepali)Tips for Guide and Staff
  • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter (in case needed)
  • Trekking

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      Hiking Poles
    • Trekking-windproof-jacket
      Trekking Wind Proof Jacket
    • Trekking-water-bottle
      Water Bottle
    • Trekking-T-shirt
      Trekking T Shirt
    • Trekking-sun-cream
      Sun Cream
    • Trekking-sunglasses
      Sun Glasses
    • Trekking-socks
    • Trekking-sleeping-bag
      Rain Coat
    • Trekking-Shoes
      Trekking Shoes
    • Trekking-Rain-coat
      Rain Coat
    • Trekking-Pant
      Trekking Pants
    • Trekking-inner-thermal
      Inner Thermal
    • Trekking-Head-Lamp
      Head Lamp
    • Trekking-Hat
    • Thin-Trekking-Gloves
      Thin Gloves
    • Thick-Trekking-Gloves
      Thick Gloves
    • Trekking-Flips-Sweater
      Flip Sweater
    • Trekking-Down-Jacket
      Down Jacket
    • Trekking-Bag
      Trekking Bag
    • Portable-Charger
      Portable Charger
    • sun-glasses
      Sun Glasses

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