Khoprak Trek

Khoprak Trek
10 Days

Khoprak Trek is the newly opened trekking trails in the Annapurna region of Nepal which 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. It is one of the awesome rural trekking trails of the Annapurna region of Nepal which is very much suitable for all pinioned trekkers. This trek offers the imaging views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapucchre and Manaslu ranges. The trails pass through the nature walk along with the Rhododendron forests. One of the attractive things about this route is the holy Kaire Lake. This trek is also known as the Khair Lake as well and this trek leads to the marvelous viewpoint. This route offers wonderful mountain views as well as it goes through several ancient villages where we can see the different ethnic group people like Gurung, Magar, Brahmin, Chhetri, and Dalits. This route is also connected with the Annapurna Base camp. The major attractions of this route are Khayer Barahi, Temple or Khayer Lake, Hidon Lake and Ghandruk villages.

Khoprak Trek is alternative trekking route in the Annapurna region which is start from the Pokhara city which is also known as the city of the Lake. The best part of this trekking is also to gain knowledge culture Magar ethnic group of Nepal. During the time of trekking, we can really enjoy taking bath in the natural hot spring. On the time of trekking, we will pass through the lush forest of Rhododendron, pine and get the opportunity to explore this valley, culture, custom, and traditions. The season between March to May and September to November is the best season for trekking in this region. If you are willing to explore in Nepal then give the chance to Journey Nepal adventure we will make your holiday memorable and enjoyable with Expert Trekking Guide.

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara

Day 03: Pokhara- Nayapul Trek to Ghandruk (1730m/5709ft) 6-7hrs

Day 04: Ghandruk Trek to Tadapani (2,590m/8,497ft) 3-4 hrs

Day 05: Tadapani Trek to Bayli Kharka (3450m)-7 hrs walk

Day 06: Bayeli Kharka Trek toUpper Chistibung (2975m, 4 hours

Day 07: Trek from Upper Chistibung to Khopra Ridge (3,660m/12007) 3-4 hrs

Day 08: Rest day in Khopra Ridge(Explore day visit khayar lake)

Day 09: Trek to Swanta Village (2,200m/7,217ft) 5-6 hrs

Day 10: trek Ghorepani (2880m9,350 ft) 5 hrs

Day 11:  Trek to poonhill,Thikedhungha then drive to Pokhara 5-6 hrs

Day 12: Drive or Fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 13: Final Departure.

Details Itinerary

Detail Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Journey Nepal Adventure will pick us up from the airport and take us to our hotel. In the afternoon, we may take a rest or visit office Journey Nepal Adventure In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Journey Nepal Adventure. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in  Kathmandu.

Included :dinner


Day 02 :Drive to Pokhara 860m (220 k.m., 6 hours)

Starting Ghorepani Poonhil Trek with a drive on Nepal’s interesting highway to reach Pokhara, journey leads past many farm villages and towns with views of mountains.
The drive finally ends on reaching Pokhara and transfer to hotel near beautiful Phewa Lake where most of the nice hotels are located

Included : Breakfast


Day 03: After breakfast, take a ride to Nayapul (1,100 m.,) and begin your trek to Ghandruk (1,730 m.)

After breakfast, take a ride for 1 hour to Nayapul.  Walk up to Bherethati by Modi River, from here, the walk begins through nice villages coming across trekkers, mule and donkey trains, our route leads to farm areas and villages, waterfalls, then reaching Ghandruk, a Gurung tribe village.  Gurung are famous as Gorkha soldiers in foreign countries, such as, UK, India and Singapore enlisted as soldiers, besides army services are traditional farmers and cattle herders of Buddhist / Bon religion and culture.Ghandruk is one of the largest villages around Annapurna area.  Here, you will take a rest in the comfort of a nice cozy lodge after a good day walks of few hours.

Included : Breakfast,lunch and dinner


Day 04: Ghandruk to Tadapani (2,590m/8,497ft) 3-4 hrs

In Ghandruk, we get to enjoy astonishing views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli Mountains. From here we continue upwards through Deurali and into the dense rhododendron forests. The Rhododendron is Nepal’s national flower and when they bloom, the forests turn into gardens of dazzling red flowers when seen from the air or from afar. After trekking over a small pass we reach Tadapani where we get to enjoy excellent views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna and Hiunchuli mountains. There are many Tibetans in the village who sell things for the tourists to take back home as a souvenirs. Overnight in Tadapani.

Included : Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 05: Tadapani to Bayli Kharka (3450m)-7 hrs walk

Today we will leave our main trail of Annapurna leads you to Ghorepani and we will follow the small trail towards the Rhododendron Forest. We continue walk up hill through the forest and we reach at Water buffalo pastures. The peaceful environment and forest walk is just really cool walking than we pass all forest area and recently we can see a magnificent mountain panorama. We will stop for lunch before Bayli Kharka and we continue walking up to small pass than downhill easy walk to Byali Kharaka. It is really peaceful small settlement area where we will spent one night.

Included : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 6: Bayeli Kharka-Upper Chistibung (2975m, 4 hours).

From Baili Kharka we could see down at the lodge in Chistibang. Today we walk through some very nice forests with old big trees, not to be seen in Nepal very often. From Chistibang it takes about two hours to reach the top. It was steep up. On the top we could see beautiful: Rhododendron, Dhaulagiri, Tukhuche Peak, Damphus Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna 1, Annapurna South and deep down Sikha. It is like a fairytale. 15. Min after the top we will reach at the lodge.

Included : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 07: Trek from Upper Chistibung to Khopra Ridge (3,660m/12007) 3-4 hrs

We embark on a steady climb above the tree line through alpine meadows and pastures to reach Khopra. As we approach Khopra Ridge, we see the tip of Annapurna South. Upon reaching Khopra we go for a short walk down Khopra Ridge to a viewpoint overlooking Kali Gandaki river far below in this deep valley. From Khopra we also admire the stunning mountain panorama including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Annapurna South. Overnight in Khopra.

Included : Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 08: Rest day in Khopra Ridge(Explore day visit khayar lake)

Today is exploring day to visit the beautiful Lake where very few people know about it. It is located at an altitude of 4600m above sea level even higher than Annapurna Base Camp and the water is so clean. It is said by the locals that is legendary as well. The leopard comes there to drink water and there are beautiful birds that you can see. It is a five hour walk which is really worth walking.

Included : Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 09: Trek to Swanta Village (2,200m/7,217ft) 5-6 hrs

It takes approximately an hour to descend back up to Upper Chistibung where you will stop for a drink and a short respite. Carrying further along, you will be going to the Swanta village today. Along the way, views of Mount Dhaulagiri provide a serene ambiance to the trekking trail and the Himalayan backdrop is brilliant to look at. The terraced farmlands and traditional houses give the landscape as a dainty picturesque sublimity. Once you arrive at the Swanta village, you can have a visit at the Swanta primary school as well if you want. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.

Included : breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Day 10:trek Ghorepani (2880m9,350 ft) 5 hrs.

We will descend through the village fields to a small river then will cross the suspension bridge and head upwards to the village of Chittre, where will join the main trekking trail. There is a further ascent to reach the Ghorepani .we will enjoy seeing great views of the Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre massif and a well-earned rest. Overnight at lodge.

Included : breakfast, lunch and dinner.



Day11: Trek to poonhill,Thikedhungha then drive to Pokhara 5-6 hrs

Early in the morning, 45 minutes hike to Poon Hill through the Rhododendron forests for the spectacular unobstructed view of sunrise over the mountains. We can enjoy with brilliant view of mountains and sunrise view. Then we will downhill. The walk passes through beautiful rhododendron forest and you will have breakfast at the village of Nangethanti. You will arrive at Ulleri with plenty of time to explore this picturesque village. From the Ulleri there is a very steep descent of 500 meters on a stone staircase to the Bhurungdi Khola River where you will cross a small suspension bridge to reach the village of Tikhedunga we will have a lunch here and after lunch we will take a jeep back to pokhara.

Included : breakfast, lunch and dinner.



Day 12: Drive or Fly back to Kathmandu.

After enjoying a marvelous time on high mountains and hills of Khopra Trekking, after breakfast in the morning depart Pokhara with overland drive back to Kathmandu( 6 hour). (Or flying options which taked about 30 mins by air to Kathmandu)

Included : breakfast


Day 13: Final departure

Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! A Journey Nepal Adventure representative will escort us to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Included meals:Breakfast

Cost Details

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Hotel In Kathmandu: 2 Nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
  • You’re Meal in During the Trekking as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • All Trekking Permit and Paperwork as Annapurna conservation entry permits (ACAP) and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • All Ground transportation and Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist bus and Back to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Accommodation in Trekking: All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly and English speaking Trekking Guide. His well- paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance etc.
  • Trekking Porter: porters (1 porter for 2 peoples). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation.
  • Two nights standard accommodation in Pokhara, The hotel is nearby lake, you can enjoy Mountain View and Fewa lakes from the roof of the hotel.
  • After the Success Trip, Journey Nepal Adventure will Provide Adventure Certificate.
  • The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.

Cost does not include on:

  • Meals and Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes, and pies)
  • Additional size of Pots Hot Drinks
  • Bottled drinks
  • Boiled water
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower
  • On the trekking Wi-Fi
  • Personal expenses any type
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter


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