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

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp trek is likely the most lovely stroll into the mind-boggling characteristic amphitheater shaped by the superbly breathtaking Himalayan pinnacles. The close-up views of soaring snow-capped peaks like Gangapurna (7,454m), Annapurna 1 (8,091m), the virgin peak Fang (7,647m) and Annapurna South (7,273m)  and the most unique peak Fishtail (6,997m) are great highlights of the Annapurna Basecamp Trekking.

The sunrise view from Poon hill is probably the most beautiful in the region. As we enter the Annapurna Sanctuary, the spectacular views of Mt. Fishtail and Huinchuli will mesmerize you. Besides, the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) is the best-opted home for 100 species of mammals, 60 reptiles and amphibians, and more than 450 different species of birds.

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek are:

  • A stunning landscape and a panoramic perspective of the Annapurna Mountains
  • Learn about the Gurung and Magar way of life by visiting the nearby communities
  • Pretty villages and farmland at Ghandrunk
  • Views of the Fishtail, Himchuli, Dhaulagiri, Tiricho, Pisan, and Pungda Danda Himalayas, among others, are stunning
  • Take pleasure in the evergreen bamboo, rhododendron, and other plant trees
  • Existence of wild creatures, including tigers, deer, and musk

How to Trek Annapurna Base Camp

After a brief drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC Trek) begins. You can then begin your hike through Ulleri and Ghorepani. The following step will be a trip to Tadapani, Chhomrong, Bamboo, and Deurali. You’ll eventually get to ABC. The best mornings of your life are those you spend waking up at ABC. You can witness a stunning sunrise while being encircled by mountains in all directions.

The hike will visit JhinuDanda as a side trip on the way back. The Modi Khola River has natural hot springs that you can relax in. The walk offers lovely scenery, excellent hiking trails, and lemur colonies. Rhododendron and bamboo forests are visible in the distance. One of the top professionals will be leading you on your walk. One of Nepal’s top-rated, licensed, and experienced trek guides will be leading you on your journey.

Even moderate trekkers can use the trek package. Visitors who like to stroll across muddy fields and take in the splendor of the highlands choose this location. During the hike, one can experience the cool mountain air.

Best Time to Trek Annapurna Base Camp

The ideal times to hike to the Annapurna Base Camp are during the shoulder seasons between April and May (Spring) and October and November (Autumn), which are recognized as the pre-monsoon and pre-winter months. Depending on the elevation, it can be quite cold at night and only mildly hot during the day while trekking. It’s also less likely to rain during this season, and you’ll get to enjoy many continuous clear days, which are great for trekking.

Annapurna Base Camp Difficulty

Everyone can truly enjoy wandering through nature while on this walk because it is quite easy to complete and doesn’t demand highly developed physical fitness levels. Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp via Ghorepani will allow your body to acclimatize to the high altitude. Additionally, it aids in maintaining better physical health so you can go on strenuous aerobic walks in the open air. Visitors who have done trekking before and who are physically fit can finish the trek swiftly. We will travel 4,130 meters above sea level on this journey.

The prime highlights of this trek are the panoramas of glaciated Himalayan giants from different positions. The hospitable receptions in the villages you pass by throughout any trek in Nepal are regarded as bountiful rewards of the trekking adventures in Nepal.