Khopra Hill Trek

The Khopra Hill and Khopra Danda trek locally known as Khopra Ridge, an alternative short hiking route near Poon Hill in Mt. Annapurna area. With the Khopra Ridge Trek, you can go even higher and take a closer look at the pristine Himalayas of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. Perhaps the Khopra Danda Trek is one of the most popular unconventional and low tourist short trekking in the Annapurna massif.

Main Features of Khopra Hill Trek are:

  • Enjoy the wonderful view of mountain Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Machapucha, Annapurna
  • Walk through alpine and green meadows to reach the ridge of Khopra
  • Enjoy the beauty of the rhododendrons that bloom along the trail (during the spring season)
  • Stay in a teahouse with one of the best panoramic views in Nepal
  • Take a walk to Lake Khayer, a sacred Hindu pilgrimage site

How to trek Khopra Ridge

The route follows the same path to Ghorepani, but then descends into the valley and back to the ridge (Khopra danda) north of Poon Hill. This will take about a day, unless you want to stay at a coffee shop. The Khopra ridge trek begins from different points after the Annapurna Conservation Area entry point. You can climb Khopra Ridge counterclockwise from Birethanti, Phadi and Tatopani. The Khopra Trek trail is relatively narrow and rocky. You can after join Annapurna Base Camp trekking from Chhomrong. Khopra trekking is the only trek that offers three opportunities to see the best views of the Himalayas in history.

Between Khopra Ridge and Poon Hill, there is another great viewpoint called Muldai Peak. It takes only 30 minutes uphill from Dobate to reach the summit. Don’t miss the view from the top of Muldai Peak.

Fewer people walk in this area due to the lack of tourist trekking routes. If you are lucky, you can see lots of wildlife, birds and alpine flowers of different seasons. You trek in the middle of rocky mountain trail with the maximum view of Himalayas, Deep valley and forest. When you reach Khopra danda, you will feel such a Himalayan nirvana.

This trek will visit Khayer Lake (4,600m), high meadows, temporary herder’s settlements considered sacred by Hindus, and pass through rhododendron forests and Tibetan-like villages, along the ridge itself. Which is another great way to experience high altitude and himalayas atmosphere.

It takes a day from Khopra Danda to Tatopani. Down the valley, you can pass villages and terraces, stop by for lunch, or stay overnight at one of the village’s teahouses. Tatopani has hot springs that are open to the public.

Best time for Khopra Hill Trek

Autumn and Spring season are the two best seasons to do the Khopra Trek/Khopra Ridge Trek. The Fall season is great for Khopra trekking as it is very suitable for adventure trekking in the Himalayas. During the Fall season, it is very sunny with moderate temperatures during the day. The Spring season is also known as the flower season in the Annapurna region, as the rhododendron forest blooms rhododendrons. The days are warm and sunny, so the spring season is the second best season for Khopra trekking.

Community Lodge Option

Khopra Danda has a community-based teahouse (Lodge) established and managed by the village community through Mahabir Pun. Mr. Pun is a social worker who has been providing wireless internet connection in a rural village in Nepal. When you stay at the community lodge, donations will be sent directly to the village.

The community’s yak farms, the most pristine sunrises near the Himalayas, the Khayer glacial lakes and the Himalayan hills are the highlights of this trek.

Khopra Hill Trek

Lhasa Everest Base Camp Tour

Lhasa Everest Base Camp tour is one of the world’s exclusive products that grab the attention of more than 5 million travelers solely every year. A wonderful Everest Base Camp overland tour that begins in Lhasa and ends in Lhasa. The tour includes the historic sites of Tibetan capital Lhasa, home to some of the famous cultural heritage sites such as the Potala Palace, monasteries and temples. And then drive along the Friendship Highway to Everest Base Camp and visit the wonderful Tibetan town on the way.

Main Features of Lhasa Everest Base Camp are:

  • Visit to famous cultural heritage sites such as the Potala Palace, Monasteries and Temples
  • Hike to Everest Base Camp along the yak trail
  • World’s highest Buddhist school with monastery
  • Learn about Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism

Lhasa Everest Base Camp Tour

On the way to Lhasa, drive along the Friendship Highway leading to the Friendship Bridge on the border between Nepal and Tibet. Begin your tour from Lhasa, drive through pristine high-altitude lakes, rivers, glaciers, and agricultural valleys to Base Camp, crossing a variety of high-pass filters over 5,000m. As one of Tibet’s classic overland adventure vacations, the travel route itself is one of the most interesting highlights of the trip, and you can see the world’s highest mountain Everest from the Tibetan Everest Base Camp closest to you. A drive to Base Camp will not only see Base Camp, but also many classic and historic Tibetan villages and landscapes, the famous city of Lhasa, and many Buddhist temples along the way.

A great view of Everest from Rongbuk, and hike to base camp along the yak trail. And visit the world’s highest Buddhist school with monastery. After a base camp tour, drive to the famous Buddhist city of Lhasa and pass some of the famous Buddhist monasteries with a passionate Tibetan guide who will teach you about Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism.

Tibet Travel Permit

Organizations and tour operators like us can arrange tours. A travel permit is required if you are from China and a Tibetan travel permit and a paper group visa issued by the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu are required to enter Tibet.

Travel Passport

A valid passport is required to enter Tibet. As a general rule, your passport must be valid for at least 8 months in Tibet. Passport details are required to complete the reservation. Make sure the passport details you provide are correct. It’s a good idea to bring a copy of your main passport page and other important documents.

Best Time for Lhasa Everest Base Camp Tour

Tours from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp are available year round. April-November is the perfect season for an Everest Base Camp Tour. The weather is nice and warm at this time of year, but this time there is little or no rain. Everest is clearly visible. Tours are possible in the winter months such as December, January and February, but it is very cold. The temperature drops to -15 degrees Celsius.

This 8-day land tour in Tibet gives you the opportunity to experience Tibet’s lifestyle and culture and enjoy the beautiful views of Tibet.

Tibet Highlight Tour

The Tibet Highlight Tour is a complete tour of Tibet that shows Lhasa’s popular attractions and important locations around the city of Lhasa. However, the Tibetan Highlight Tour begins with an exploration of the most important monuments of the Tibetan capital. Lhasa includes tours of historic buildings such as the vibrant Barkor Square, the majestic Potala Palace, and the dreaded monasteries of Deprung, Sera Ganden and Norbulingka.

Main Features of Tibet Highlight Tour are:

  • You will have the opportunity to explore Samye Monastery, Tibet’s first monastery
  • Discover the city of Lhasa with all the attractions, including the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkor Street
  • The highlight of the tour is the Everest Base Camp on the Tibetan side

Then our tour begins to go beyond Lhasa. We explore beautifully located sacred Namtso Lake, which has a very huge religious significance in Tibet after Mansarovar Lake. We also take an opportunity to explore the first monastery in Tibet, Samye Monastery. The final part of the Tibet Highlight Tour drives across Friendship Highway to explore the Tibetan cities and the major landmarks within them.

We explore the cities like Gyantse and Shigatse via Karo La Pass, which caters to the exceedingly beautiful view of Yam Drok Tso Lake. In Gyantse, our tour takes us to 14th century Gyantse Dzong and revered Kumbum Monastery. Similarly, Shigatse prides on Tshilumpo Monastery. The final highlight of the tour is the Everest Base Camp of the Tibetan side. We will also explore the highest altitude monastery of the world, the Rongbuk Monastery while exploring Everest Base Camp.

Best Time for Tibet Highlight Tour

The best time to visit Tibet is all the year, when the summer sun melts snow and roads and high passes are available. Come in the fall for fiery leaves, or in the spring for wildflower carpets. But if you’re just going to Lhasa, don’t forget winter. It’s time for the Himalayan snow to create a magical scene and bargain prices are available.

Book Tibet Highlight Tour and make sure you will explore all the major highlights of Tibet, the country known for Mysticism and Buddhism.

Wonders of Tibet

Tibet is a dream destination for those who like to travel. Countless snow-capped peaks rise above the roofs of the world, crowned by the inspiring Mount Everest. Over 1,000 lakes lie like blue or green jewels on a large plateau. Wonders of Tibet Tour is 10 days travel package in Tibet to visit – Potala Palace hub of Buddhism, Jokhang Temple, Lhasa city, and Yamdrok Lake and Tibetan Villages. This autonomous region of China, is behind the Himalayan giants. This tour in Tibet will take you to some of the most beautiful wonders in different parts of Tibet.

Main Features of Wonders of Tibet Tour are:

  • Tibet is a dream destination for travel lovers
  • Tibet also has wonderful glaciers, mysterious historic sites, animal sanctuaries, and friendly Tibetans
  • Myth says that the tears of mourning in the sacred mountains feed the river

Tour of Wonders of Tibet

First of all, Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, is amazing in itself. This tour begins by exploring the important landmarks around Lhasa. Explore all places such as Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Drepung, Ganden Monastery and more. Typical Tibetan Buddhism unfolds in front of us as we explore the typical Barkhor Square. Tibet also has wonderful glaciers, mysterious historic sites, wildlife shelters, and friendly Tibetans.

The Wonders of Tibet Tour continues to Nyingchi via Gongbogyamda. On the way, visit the holy lake of the Red Sect – of Lamaism – Basomtso Lake. Continue the drive to Nyingci along the beautiful Niyang River. The myths say the plaintive tears of holy mountains feed the river. Drive across Mila Pass (5,013m) and stop over to take some pictures of the pristine Tibetan villages, forest, valleys, and glaciers as you make your way to “Lesser Switzerland” – Nyingchi, also known as the Throne of the Sun in the Tibetan language.

The final part of this tour goes along the cities of Friendship Highway like Gyantse, Shigatse, Tingri. It also highlights the highest altitude monastery Rongbuk and the Everest Base Camp of the Tibetan side. The drive across high passes and the views of turquoise lakes like Yam Drok Tso and the great cultural encounters in Tibetan Towns are also the primary highlights of this tour.

Best Time to Tour Tibet

The best time to visit Tibet is between May and October, when the sky is mostly sunny and blue, temperatures reach double digits and the ice melts. Tibet is on a plateau which experience permafrost all year round.

Book a tour with us and explore the biggest wonders of Roof of the world.

Tibet Culture Tour

Tibet – the sacred land and world’s one of the mysterious corner is the must visit destination. Unique traditional culture and the equally beautiful diverse landscapes make Tibet one of the most wonderful places to visit. Our Tibet Cultural Tour is a great introductory tour that takes you to the most fascinating and travelers preferred destinations of Tibet.

Tibet Cultural Tour begins with the tours of the Tibetan Capital Lhasa. The majestic Potala Palace, monasteries of Gelugpa sects like Deprung, Sera and Ganden, the summer palace of great Dalai Lama, the Norbulingka and the Barkhor Square at the center of the town are the biggest highlights at Lhasa. While exploring Lhasa, it is great to observe the typical Buddhist culture at its best.

Our cultural tour of Tibet also goes beyond Lhasa; we drive across high passes, and savor the enchanting views of Yam Drok Tso Lake, explore Tibet’s tow greatest towns after Lhasa; Gyantse and Shigatse and of course drive to the Base Camp of Everest and the Rongbuk Monastery at 5000m.

Guided by professionals and supported by recognized local tour agency, Tibet Cultural Tour with Nepal Footprint Holiday is probably one of the most popular trips across the globe as more than 5 million travelers undertake this tour annually. Overall, a fantastic tour that has contrasting culture and nature and that goes beyond 5000m several times is one-holiday package that every traveler would love to try at least once.

Lhasa Kailash Tibet

Mount Kailash is the 6714 m. tallest mysterious and magical mountain as a valuable gem in west Tibet. A credible journey goal of a few distinctive strict on the planet.

The Kailash Manasarovar Yatra start the hart of Tibet by taking off to Lhasa. After visiting the most celebrated places in Lhasa city, Potala Palace. A lengthy drive venture with the great perspective on Nomad towns, dry scenes, sacred streams and lakes after 1100km, you will arrive at the acclaimed spot Mansarovar Lake, From there you can have the first perspective on the feature Khang Rinpoche.

Mt. Kailash Make a heavenly hover around the Lake and visit a few Footsteps of Milarepa and caverns your voyage goes to holiest holy walk Kailash Kora or Circuit. The Yamadwar is a passageway entryway of dead great, where you can ask once. Each stride of your walk you went to see a portion of the things and spots where the strict individuals accept and prey. The Darboche cloister and Dera Phu religious community are little however stunning. There you can reach in the profound culture of Buddhism. Before intersection the pass Dolma-La, you stroll along the Shivatshal, Karma limit, Blessing, and intercession places.

After the pass, the little blessed lake called Parbati Kunda it trusts Goddess Parbati had a cold shower in the lake is little yet in profound of ice sheet. Individuals get sacred water and convey. The Zutulpuck Monastery is another Milarepa Cave religious community where you can see the impressions of Guru Padmashambawa. After completed the Kailash circuit walk your whole voyage back to Lhasa once more.

Foreign passport holder needs to arrive 2 days earlier for the Tibet Visa process.

Outside passport holder yatra needs to land in Kathmandu 3 working days before the fixed takeoff date – Day 1 in the schedule. Saturday and Sunday are not working days in the Chinese Embassy to applying for a Chinese visa. For Indian Passport, we need all the first visa before 10 days from the Yatra in our Delhi office/Agent. Some an opportunity to get visas in excess of 3 working days from the Chinese Embassy. All things considered, all the identification will land in Kathmandu office and we hand over you from here. If it’s not too much trouble ensure each Indian identification holder yatri most have Voter Card. With Voter card, you permit to fly in Nepal with no issue.

Kailash Tour Package

Kailash Mansarovar yatra overland tour package route follows the Langtang via Kerung (Rasuwa Gadhi) for 2022 instead of Kodari Tatopani. For details, visit our blog Kailash Manasarovar Yatra package 

Many devote thinking there are so many Lord Shiva and Parbati temples, Ganesh temples, and Shivlangam around the Kailash Mansarovar area. Please do not believe it, Kailash Parbat and lake Manasarovar is only a spiritual holy mountain and lake with the true myth. Around there, not such any temples and shiva lingam beside Buddhist Monastery and some Caves. But, around the Kailash, there are 108 holy places that represent different deities of Lord Shiva and Parbati. The Nandi parvat, Bhringi, Yogini, Saptarishi cave, Atmaa Lingam, and Parbati Kunda is one of most popular highlights.

Kailash Mansarovar

Known as Kangrinpoche in the Tibetan Language is the home and playground of Hindu supreme Lord Shiva. Situated in the western part of Tibet, Kailash Mansarovar has been considered equally sacred by Buddhists. It is also the chief pilgrimage destination for Jains and Bons. For the Hindus and Buddhists, it is the center of the Universe.

A pilgrimage tour or “holy yatra” to the Kailash Mansarovar and to endure challenges of traversing across high passes. And, other adverse circumstances only to circumnavigate it, is the major goal of most of Hindu and Buddhist devotees. Devotees from all over the world throng to Mount Kailash traveling weeks to months. Hence, it is an absolute opportunity for western travelers to understand the Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist cultures during the Mt. Kailash Mansarovar tour.

Besides, Mt. Kailash continuously feeds water to four of the great rivers of Asia namely Indus, Brahmaputra ( Yarlung Tsangpo), Karnali (The sacred Ganges), and Sutlej which have their sources within Sixty miles of the Mountain. Precisely talking Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar are the integral reasons behind the civilization of the Indian Sub-continent and entire south Asia.

Join our Kailash Mansarovar Overland Tour 2022 in the lowest cost booking option, that begins from Kathmandu for 13 days as we travel across the Himalayan high passes via Kodari/Kerung, a small town China/Tibet. The tour not only important because of its religious value; but also a great tour because, across the Himalayas, all the highlights including Tibetan landscapes and authentic Tibetan culture are incorporated in the tour.

Important Note about Kailash Tour

Foreign passport holder needs to arrive in Kathmandu 2 working days before the fixed departure date – Day 1 in the itinerary.  Chinese Embassy does not accept the visa application on Saturday and Sunday. For Indian Yatries, we need all the original passport in our contact office New Delhi before 10 days from the Yatra date. To get the Visa from the Chinese Embassy it takes more thane 3 working days. In that case, visa and passport forward to Kathmandu, and we will hand over you from Kathmandu. Please make sure every Indian passport holder most has a Voter Card. With a Voter card, you allow flying in Nepal without any problem.

Guge Kingdom Simikot

Guge kingdom Simikot is an ancient 10th-century caves lifestyle settlement of Tibet. That was destroyed during the Great Tibetan Victory. From the amazing Tibetan landscape to spiritual crystalline lakes and significant, Tibetan history makes the tour a wonderful escapade.

Before kicking off the trip into the Tibetan side the trek along the trails of Great Himalayan Trail from Simikot to the last settlement Hilsa before entering Tibet is sheer walking adventure associated with this tour.

Royals, who fled from Lhasa during the fall of Great Tubo in the 10th century, built up Guge. They ruled the region for about 700 years and then suddenly disappeared without leaving a trail. Today, most of the residences are crushed by years of erosion. The 300 (984ft) meters high wall has the same color of the indigenous Tibetan dirt that one can hardly recognize those valued county yards and warehouses. More than 399 houses and 700 caves were piled up on the mountain slope at the height of 300 m. The main building consisting of Red and White monasteries and mandalas halls. After 700 years of surviving, the kingdom played an important role in the second renascence in Tibet before disappearing mysteriously in the 17th century.

Explore the mysterious town of caves Guge and continue the journey towards Kailash Mansarovar. Circumnavigate the sacred center of the Universe via Dolma La Pass 5360m. Visit some famous monasteries of Kailash region like Dera Puck and Zutulpuck Monastery. Enjoy the impressive northern view of Mt. Kailash and finally drive to Nepalese border via Tibetan villages. And, elevated passes savoring the magnificent views of Mt. Shishapangma.

Kailash Simikot Trekking

Kailash Simikot trekking is a great experience offbeat trek in Nepal that follows the trading route to Tibet Border Hilsa. The trek is pilgrimage faith around the sacred mountain, and Mansarovar lake in the center of the universe on Tibet.

Mt. Kailash is the sacred, deep spirituality, holy mountain ranges, wide-open landscape and the source of 4 major great rivers. And unspoiled nature, culture and pilgrimage holiday destination of Tibet in China. The Kailash and lake Mansarovar are sacred mountains for Hindus and Buddhists. Kailash journey takes you from western Nepal Simikot to Hilsa and take a mt. kailash circle back to Kathmandu. The trail is non-tourist trekking zone of Nepal. And on ancient ways of the salt caravans across the border to Tibet, one of the most mystical world.

You Trek through varied diverse, climate, and vegetation zones and experience the firsthand richness of cultures in the Himalaya Buddhism. In the beginning, you receive lush greenery, into the arid expanses of Tibet. On the banks of Lake Mansarovar feel like begin of another planet. Fresh clear air, the deep and wide blue lake Mansarovar, the Mt. Kailash is amazing to see. The Tsu Gompa, Melerapa Cave, the fluttering prayer flags on the high pass and the enchanting Peace Stupas looks amazing.

The Sacred Walk – Kailash Kora

After Visiting Lake Mansarovar and Tsu Gompa, We go sacred walks of the pilgrimage route around the mount Kailash circuit. Walk along with the pious Tibetan pilgrims in their colorful robes, giving deep belief in the walk a very special spiritual dimension. The View of the highest lodge 5200m. at the Dhi Ra Puck Monastery looks dramatic. The striking north wall of the sacred mountain is particularly at sunrise sunset and unforgettable experience of your lifetime.

Mt. Kailash is the holiest mountain in the Himalaya known as the Center of the world for the four great religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Bonpo, and Jain. Mountain Kailash is perfectly symmetrical and according to more description, these faces are made of Crystal, Ruby, Gold, and Lapis Lazuli. Near the base of the mountain rises four of the most significant rivers of the Hidden sub-continent. The name of the Rivers are: Indus, Sutlej, Karnali (A tributary of the Ganges River and Nepal Longest River), and the Brahmaputra.

The Dolma- La pass (5630m)

Dilma La is the highest crossing pass on the Mount Kailash Journey tour. After that, drive across the Tibetan plateau, infinite width on the northern edge of the great Himalayan mountains of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri massif. It seems close enough to touch the mighty Shishapangma Mountain Range. Before you reach Border drive via famous lake Pikutso and driveway back through wild gorges and Famous pass Lalung La pass 5200m.

Kailash Guge Valley

Mt. Kailash and the Guge Kingdom is wonders and a spiritual journey that prioritizes the Cultural and the Religious Heritage of Tibet.  The Kailash guge valley tour that winds across the highway on the Roof of the world, all the way to the home of supreme God Lord Shiva as per Hindu myth and the Center of Universe as per the Buddhists.

Starting from Kathmandu, the kailash journey heading through the China border at Kerung. Crossing over elevated passes that cater to the scenic views of Tibetan landscapes and Himalayan giants, we also experience rich Tibetan culture during the stopover point Kerung county, Saga, and Brahmaputra river, Old Dongba and some of highest Tibetan passes before we reach the Holy Lake, Manasarovar.

Nestling at the southwest wilderness of Tibet, it is the most beautiful and the most revered elevated lake of the entire world. Despite hiding somewhere in far-flung Tibetan territory pilgrims’ throng to this revered site from across the world to endure all the hardships while circumnavigating 52 kilometres circuit around the Mount Kailash that sprawls right above the lake. The circumnavigating of the mountain includes crossing across high passes. Devotees believe that going around the holy mountain is the biggest dharma one can do in his entire life.

After the exploration of Kailash-Mansarovar, the tour now extends towards the Guge Valley. The ancient kingdom having Tsaparang, as its former capital has the ruins of Tholing and Tsaparang monasteries. Explore the ancient civilization of Tibet at Guge and drive back Lake Mansarovar, we drive via Tibetan towns on the Friendship Highway and arrive at Kathmandu to end the most revered tour to the Himalayas.

Biking to Kailash

Mountain bike tour to Kailash Mansoarivar is one of the thrilling bike riding holidays along the Trans Himalayan plateau in Tibet and Nepal Pilgrimage route. The Kailash 15 days Mountain bike journeys begin from Kathmandu, goest to the Lalung La pass (5630 m) highest elevation through the holiest lakes Mansarovar,  Rakesh Tal (the Poison lake) and some of Tibetan Namades villages.

This mountain bike tour is a combined trip including the Bus/Jeep drive and Mountain Bike ride. Mostly we take by Drive and only the highlighted places you have gone ride your mountain bike where only very few people participate. Mountain bike riding around the Mt.Kailash and Lake Mansarovar is a kind of extreme challenge activities for people. The tour is not for everyone. Only selected people can join for this lifetime adventure.

Tibet Nepal Biking

Tibet Nepal Cycling Tour is a dream of every cyclist, mixed riding trail through Everest base camp, Rongbuk monastery, Lalung la pass, Kerung border to Kathmandu, and Tibetan Nomad-en villages on the roof of the world.

Lhasa to Kathmandu Cycling tour is an incredible pedaling journey across the Trans-Himalayan trail that runs to join the two major Himalayan capitals: Kathmandu & Lhasa. Landing in Lhasa airport is an amazing high altitude feeling. After visiting around dramatic multi-stories Potala Palace, exploring Buddhist monasteries of Gelugpa sect, and witnessing the nomadic lifestyle in Lhasa we begin the cycling adventure on the Friendship Highway.

Cycling in worlds one of the high altitude highways that has more than five 5000m plus passes is a sheer pedaling adventure any professional cyclist can dream of. The view of Yam Drok Tso Lake atop Karo La Pass, the cultural opulence at Tibetan Cities like Gyantse and Shigatse are fascinating highlights of the adventure. However, the ride on the remotest and the most rugged trails of Tibet that leads to the Everest Base Camp and the highest altitude monastery, Rongbuk is the cream over several other highlights of this cycling adventure in Tibet.

The latter half of the pedaling journey after visiting Rongbuk and Everest Base Camp cross passes the gateway to Hell, Kerung the last Tibetan town before the Nepalese border, and ends in Kathmandu.