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Khopra Ridge Trek

Less popular, less crowded, more beautiful alternative to ABC

Brief Description

Grade:Moderate
Location: Nepal
Altitude:3900 m
Duration:10 Days
The Khopra Ridge trek is a unique trek in the land of the highest Mountains in the world, Nepal. Different from the other treks in Nepal in terms of changing sceneries, mountain views, and the most unique aspect of walking on a ridge which gives a spectacular "on top of the world" feeling. The highlight of the trek is the sunrise view from Khopra ridge which is towering at a height of 3900 meters from where one can spot not one or two, but 23 major Himalayan peaks. The trail takes you through alpine meadows, dense forests, beautiful Rhododendron abundant sections, and pristine villages based in the Annapurna range of mountains. Unlike the popular and crowd favorite Annapurna Base Camp Trek, the Khopra Ridge Trek takes you away from the crowd and presents you with two major points: Khopra Ridge, and Khayar Lake, a very rare find in a single trek. This is a moderate grade trek which demands a good fitness level due to its fair share of ascends and descends. The Khopra Ridge Trek is perfect for anyone looking for an offbeat trekking trail in Nepal along with stunning mountain views and beautiful landscapes. Stay on this page for more info - Khopra Ridge Trek, Route Map, Itinerary, Photos, Videos, and Reviews that will help you plan your trek. Head to our FAQ section for the detailed packing list specific to Nepal treks.

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Brief Itinerary

Arrive at Pokhara;
Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul by vehicle and Trek to Ghandruk (6,654 ft);
Ghandruk (6,654 ft) to Tadapani (9,020 ft);
Tadapani (9,020 ft) to Dobato (11,826 ft);
Dobato (11,826 ft) to Khopra ridge (12,581 ft);
Khopra ridge (12,581 ft) to Khayar lake (15,640 ft) and back to Khopra ridge;
Khopra ridge (12,581 ft) to Shwata (7,786 ft);
Shwata (7,786 ft) to Ghorepani (9,775 ft);
Ghorepani (9,775 ft) to Nayapul Trek; Depart for Pokhara;
Depart from Pokhara;

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1

Arrive at Pokhara
Reach Pokhara today and check into your accommodation. Spend the day exploring the bustling city and various cafes and bars around. Buy any last minute necessities.

Day 2

Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul by vehicle and Trek to Ghandruk (6,654 ft)

Distance: 41 kms + 9 kms

Duration: 2-3 hours drive + 3.5 hours trek

Today we will drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. From here we will trek to Ghandruk which will take about 3.5 hours. Overnight in teahouse/lodge.

Day 3

Ghandruk (6,654 ft) to Tadapani (9,020 ft)

Distance: 8 kms

Duration: 5 hours

Today we will trek from Ghandruk to the big hamlet of Tadapani which also connects the trail to the major trek of Annapurna Base Camp. The trek has a steep incline with almost 2500ft of heigh gain that will help you to acclimatize for future days as well. The trial enters a lovely forest. The excitement of what lies ahead of you is at an all-time high. Overnight in the teahouse.

Day 4

Tadapani (9,020 ft) to Dobato (11,826 ft)

Distance: 7 kms

Duration: 5 hours

Today's trek to Dobato is a steep ascent with over 2800ft of altitude gain that might be hectic. Dobato is a lovely hamlet located at a meadow ridge and if the weather is clear then there are high chances of getting glimpses of snow-capped mountains from this Hamlet.

Day 5

Dobato (11,826 ft) to Khopra ridge (12,581 ft)

Distance: 10.8 kms

Duration: 7 hours

Wake up early before sunrise and make your way to the Khopra viewpoint. Today you will descend and ascend through thick rhododendron forest with beautiful streams crisscrossing their way through the trail. You will eventually reach lovely alpine meadows and cross the same to reach Khopra Ridge. One side you will get to see the green valleys of Nepal Mountains and on the other end, you have the giant snow-capped mountains. The best of the lot will be Mt. Dhaulagiri, it will be the clear winner among all in terms of views, there will be nothing in between you and Dhaulagiri to block the view. Spend the night in teahouses. One of the best highlights of the Khopra ridge trek is the impressive ridge walk with panoramic views and also the fact that you get stunning views of peaks and mountain ranges from the teahouses.

Day 6

Khopra ridge (12,581 ft) to Khayar lake (15,640 ft) and back to Khopra ridge

Distance: 15.5 kms

Duration: 8 hours

Today's trek is the longest. We will start early and proceed towards Khayar Lake, a holy lake that is the adobe of goddess Khair Barahi. You will get a grand and unobstructed view of Annapurna and Mt. Machapucchare. The trail has a decent ascent at the beginning followed by a steep trail before reaching the Khayar Lake. Spend some time in awe of the majestic peaks surrounding this stunning lake and retrace your steps back to Khopra ridge. Overnight in teahouse.

Day 7

Khopra ridge (12,581 ft) to Shwata (7,786 ft)

Distance: 9.6 kms

Duration: 5 hours

We start our day with an initial descent of over 700m and you will be passing through dense jungle with the trail cutting through rhododendron and oak trees in a zig zag fashion. Swanta is a giant hamlet on a mountain surface surrounded by never ending terrace farms. Explore the village and retire for the night. Overnight in homestay.

Day 8

Shwata (7,786 ft) to Ghorepani (9,775 ft)

Distance: 9 kms

Duration: 4.5 hours

The trail from Shwanta to Ghorepani is a series of ascents and descents which is certainly not monotonous. You will be crossing through dense forests with frequent clearings and you get a glimpse of Annapurna range rising high and mighty. We cross and isolated village named Chitre to eventually reach Ghorepani. Overnight in homestay.

Day 9

Ghorepani (9,775 ft) to Nayapul Trek; Depart for Pokhara

Distance: 7 kms + 41 kms

Duration: 3 hours trek + 2-3 hours drive

Today we will trek through thick rhododendron forest to reach Nayapul where our vehicles will be waiting for you and we will drive down to Pokhara. Overnight in hotel.

Day 10

Depart from Pokhara

What's Included

  • Accommodation in guesthouse/lodge on all trek days
  • Permits (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys
  • Experienced guide
  • Pokhara to Nayapul and Nayapul to Phokhra Transport

What's Not Included

  • Any Expense of personal nature.
  • Any Expense not specified in the inclusions list.
  • Any meals during the trek/road journey/hotel accommodation
  • Travel Insurance and Rescue Evacuation in case of emergency
  • Backpack Offloading of more than 10 kg
  • Gaiters, microspikes and sleeping bags (wherever necessary) are not included and thus have to rented from Pokhara by you.
  • Portage of personal backpack

Are you Eligible for this Adventure?

Located at an elevation of 3,900M, Khopra Ridge Trek is a moderate level trek which for its difficulty level is suitable for anyone with some prior experience of high-altitudes. The Khopra Ridge Trek is perfect for trekkers looking for an offbeat trail in Nepal.

Moderate
3900 m
50 km

BRS Level Required

BRS 4

Khopra Ridge Trek is a level 4 adventure on the Bikat Rating Scale.

This makes it mandatory for you to have high-altitude experience of preferably multiple treks marked at level 3 on the BRS. The altitude, the terrain, and the nature of the climb demand a certain level of endurance and a need for you to be aware of how your body reacts to the various features of the high-altitude environment.

If you do not know what level of BRS trek would suit you best, worry not! Fill out this Form:

we will send you a progression chart to help you comfortably get out of your comfort zone in order to level up and ultimately reach your highest potential in the big, bad world of outdoor adventure.

Packing List

This is a list of essential items for individuals doing the trek with Bikat Adventures. This list contains only those items which the participants are required to bring with them. The list excludes those items which are provided by Bikat Adventures on the trek. We have divided the items into five categories. All the items in the list are essential except for those marked as optional.

Trekking Gear

  • Ruck sack bag with rain cover. Qty -1
  • Day Pack Bag - Recommended for treks with summit day
  • Head Torch with spare Batteries. Qty -1
  • U V protection sunglasses. Qty -1 Here is how you can choose the best sunglasses for trekking.
  • Water Bottles: 2 bottles of 1 liter each

Footwear

  • Non-skid, deep treaded, high-ankle trekking shoes Qty -1
  • Pair of light weight Slipper/Sandals Qty -1

Clothing

  • Quick Dry Warm lower or Track Pants. Qty - 2
  • Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts. 1 for every 2 days of trekking
  • Pair of thick woolen socks. 1 pair for every two days of trekking
  • Thermal Body warmer Upper & Lower. Qty-1
  • Undergarments. Qty - 1 for every day of trekking
  • Warm jacket closed at wrist & neck .Qty-1
  • Full sleeves sweater. Qty -1
  • Rain wear ( Jacket & Pants ) . Qty-1
  • Pair of waterproof, warm gloves. Qty-1
  • Woolen cap. Qty-1
  • Sun shielding Hat. Qty -1

Toiletries

  • Personal toiletries kit (Small Towel, Toilet paper, paper soap, Bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, cold cream, etc.)
  • Sun screen lotion small pack. Qty -1 Here is your Sun Protection 101 to stay safe in the bright sunny outdoors.
  • Lip Balm small pack. Qty-1

Utensils

  • Small size, Light weight & Leak proof lunch box. Qty-1
  • Plate. Qty- 1
  • Spoon.Qty-1
  • Tea/Coffee (plastic) Mug.Qty-1

Miscellaneous

  • Camera (Optional)
  • Carry your medicines in plenty in case you have any specific ailment. Consult your doctor before joining the trek.
  • Dry fruits, Nuts, Chocolate bars (Optional)


Frequently Asked Questions



The Khopra Ridge Trek, at BRS 4 is suitable for trekkers with prior experience, having completed at least one BRS level 3 trek or equivalent.

If you can Jog/Run for 4 kms in 30-35 mins, you are ready to take on this trek. Once a week, you can practice running 8 kms in an hour or so to improve your endurance further. In addition to this, you can also add resistance workouts to your schedule like squats, lunges, push ups etc.

If you cannot do the above, there’s no need to worry. It is important to remember that it’s all about practice. Get on a training schedule and we can assure you that you will meet these standards in a matter of a few months.

A certain level of fitness and physical endurance are required to take on any high-altitude trail in the Himalayas. Basic knowledge about ascending & descending techniques for mountain trails, high-altitude attire and layering, and mountain mannerisms will be helpful.

The minimum age limit is 13 years. However, minors between 13 to 17 years of age should be accompanied by their parents/ guardians. If you are above the age of 60, kindly carry a medical certificate from your doctor that deems you fit for adventure activities like trekking.


Khopra Ridge Trek is located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The trek starts from a town called Nayapul and passes through several small villages, forests, and alpine meadows before reaching the Khopra Ridge.

The Khopra Ridge Trek is a beautiful and offbeat trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal, offering some of the most stunning mountain views in the world. Magnificent views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, including Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Mt. Machhapuchhre, walking through beautiful rhododendron forests, oak trees, and lush alpine meadows. Visiting the holy Khayer Lake, which is considered a sacred site by the local Gurung community is another one of its highlights. Experience staying in local tea houses and getting a glimpse of the local culture and lifestyle of the Gurung people.

The Khopra Ridge trek is a relatively new and lesser-known trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Despite its beauty and the rewards it offers, the trek features challenging steep inclines and declines, as well as narrow and rugged paths. Additionally, the Khopra Ridge trek takes you to high elevations, with its highest point reaching 3,900 M.

This trek can be done throughout the year but the best months to do this trek are April due to the fresh bloom of Rhododendron flowers and the second one is in November due to clear views and good weather throughout. Avoid the monsoon months of July - September. This particular trek in Nepal can be done in the winter months of December - March as well but be prepared to walk in the snow and bear cold temperatures.

The accommodation for all days of the trek will be provided in a guesthouse or lodge, generally called tea houses in Nepal.

The temperatures on the Khopra Ridge are mild and pleasant during the day, ranging from 10 to 20 degrees Celsius at lower elevations. During the spring season (April) there may be high chances of rain.

The Khopra Ridge trek is not considered to be a technically challenging trek, but it does require a moderate level of physical fitness and some trekking experience. The trail involves some steep ascents and descents, particularly in the first few days of the trek. Additionally, the altitude can be a challenge for some trekkers, with the highest point on the trek reaching 3,900 meters. However, the trail is well-maintained, and there are no technical climbing or mountaineering skills required.


The base for the trek is Pokhara, which is well connected from Delhi by air and land through Kathmandu.

By Air: There are multiple daily flights from Delhi to Kathmandu.

By Rail: You can take a train from Delhi to Raxaul Junction in Bihar on the Indo - Nepal border. From Raxaul, take a 5 km bus/taxi to the border, from where Kathmandu is a 10 hour road journey. Buses and taxis are easily available at the border.

By Road: The road distance from Delhi to Kathmandu is 1,145 km. There is a Delhi Government luxury bus service from Delhi Gate to Kathmandu that takes around 36 hours. This is the most time consuming but budget-friendly option at INR 2300 for the bus journey.

Kathmandu to Pokhara: From Kathmandu, you can opt to fly to Pokhara, or take one of several shared cabs that ply on the route daily. Since the trek starts from Pokhara you can take regular buses and taxis that ply from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Pokhara is also accessible from Delhi by road or rail.


Over the last few years, the mobile/ cell phone network has improved significantly in more remote areas of Nepal. The best network above Nayapul on Khopra Ridge Trek is Nepal Telecom (NTC) or NCell. It is easy to buy an NTC SIM card from Kathmandu or Pokhara. You will need to provide your passport, so don't forget to bring it along. Read more: Comprehensive Guide for Trekking in Nepal

The closest ATM to the Khopra Ridge trek is in the town of Nayapul, which is the starting point of the trek.

You will have to arrive at Pokhara on your own. It is a well established tourist location and is easy to reach.

We will reach Pokhara by late evening, so plan your further travel or stay accordingly.

Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, is a vibrant, noisy city. Packed full of history, palaces and temples, it is also within touching distance of Nepal's premier attraction: the Himalayas. Kathmandu is home to places like Durbar Square (with temples dating back to the 12th century), Boudhanath Stupa (a world heritage site), and Pashupatinath Temple (the country's most important Hindu temple, on the banks of the Bagmati river). Another must-see attraction is the Royal Palace, the site of the infamous 2001 massacre of the Royal Family by the then Crown Prince, which is now converted into the Narayanhiti Palace Museum.

Pokhara is another popular tourist destination in Nepal that is known for its stunning natural beauty, scenic lakes, and panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains. You can visit Phewa Lake, the second-largest lake in Nepal. You can take a boat ride on the lake or simply relax by the lakeside. Visit Bindhyabasini Temple, a Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati and is a popular destination for pilgrims. Davis Fall, World Peace Pagoda, Sarangkot, and Mahendra Cave are other must-see attractions in Pokhara.


Safety equipment used for rescue such as static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys is carried by our trek leaders. Gaiters, microspikes and sleeping bags (wherever necessary) are not included and thus have to rented from Kathmandu by you.

We don’t provide rentals for Khopra Ridge Trek. You can rent it from the local market in Kathmandu.

You can collect your rented equipment from the local shops in Kathmandu, on Day 1.

Return all the rented equipment to the shops you rented them from in Kathmandu on the last day.

For a detailed list, check the Packing List section on this page.

You can buy your trekking necessities from Kathmandu/ Pokhara. However we recommend that you do not leave anything essential for the last-minute purchase as you might not find sufficient time for shopping.


Although not recommended, you can off load your bag at an additional cost. Add a request while making your booking for the trek and it can be arranged.

(Note: We don’t recommend offloading because the extra resources on a trail - ponies or porters depending on the trail - means extra load on the environment which can easily be avoided. It also goes against the spirit of trekking by eliminating a level of endurance and discomfort from the experience which are factors at the very heart of an outdoor adventure activity.)

You can leave your extra luggage in hotel cloak rooms on a paid basis.

Like any trek in Nepal, meals are not part of the trek fee. All meals will have to be purchased by the trekkers at the tea houses where we stay. The tea houses in Nepal offer a wide variety of healthy and nutritious food. Read more: Comprehensive Guide for Trekking in Nepal

Since we will be staying at tea houses, these accommodations have proper toilet facilities. Depending on the tea house, however, some may have shared toilets and some may have private toilets attached to the rooms.

In case you get your period on the trail and don’t have sanitary napkins, our trek leaders can provide them to you. If you need any other kind of assistance, you can let our trek leaders know. Irrespective of gender, our leaders are gender sensitised and equipped to assist you in any way you need them to

Our team carries a first aid kit and all the basic medicines required during the trek. They are equipped to be the first responders in case of any injury or health-related issues. For higher expeditions, we also carry a HAPO Bag and oxygen cylinders to tend to any altitude-related health conditions.

You will get electricity at the tea houses. But these regions are prone to power cuts so it is better to carry your power bank as a backup.


A copy of your Medical Certificate and original ID Proof are the mandatory documents required to be carried by the participants throughout the trek. (Soft copies for all of these are to be sent to us & originals should be on your person while on the trek.)

Yes, insurance for any high-altitude activity is highly recommended to cover for the cost of rescue, evacuation and any other emergency service required as well as to cover for medical cost in case of injury or illness during the trek. You can buy it on your own. Alternatively, if you want us to buy it on your behalf, you can speak to our post-booking team and they will arrange it for you. They will send you a payment link once the insurance has been purchased. Read more: Comprehensive Guide for Trekking in Nepal

Yes, there are multiple permits required for this. We obtain the permits on every trekkers’ behalf. All the permit costs are included in your trek cost.


Yes, you will receive e-certificates (of completion) after the trek. It will bear your name, the trek, and the maximum altitude you achieved on the trek. In case you were unable to finish the trek, you will get a certificate of participation.

On completion of the trek, the certificate will show up on your dashboard on our website. You can download it directly from there.


Foreign nationals need a Visa to enter Nepal. For some countries, the visa may be obtained on arrival. Citizens of China and SAARC countries, which includes India, a tourist visa can be obtained without a charge (visa fees) but for other countries there is a fee depending on the duration of the stay. Visit http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa to get all the information on the required processes based on your home country.

This does not apply to you if you are an Indian citizen. In case you don’t hold an Indian passport, you will need to check online for Visa application rules based on your home country. Read more: Comprehensive Guide for Trekking in Nepal

If you are not an Indian citizen, you will need Travel Medical Insurance to travel to the country. Please make sure that your insurance policy is valid for the altitude you are going to and the activity you are undertaking, to cover risks during the trek. The insurance policy provided by Bikat Adventures does not cover foreign nationals. So, please do not purchase it while making the booking from our website.

The Nepal Himalayas are home to Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, which attracts thousands of visitors each year. As a trekkers’ paradise Nepal has countless trekking trails which take you through all kinds of terrain spread out across Nepal. A country of warm people, eight of the fourteen tallest mountains in the world, diverse geography, and a rich culture with multiple languages, ethnicities and religions; the first thing you notice on entering Nepal is that it is extremely welcoming and full of colour – a country with a lot of heart.

You can make the booking any time depending on availability of slots in our fixed departure batches. You will get this information at the top of this page.


A Basic Mountaineering Course certification from one of the five recognized mountaineering institutes in India is a minimum requirement to join our team. Our field experts are also trained in basic medicine and first-aid response. We also conduct on-ground training for our staff once a year as a refresher for old skills and to learn some new ones. During this training that we call APW (Adventure Professional Workshop), our leaders learn close to 25 topics and techniques of rescue which are not covered in the BMC and AMC courses. For practical training, we simulate on-ground situations to prepare them for quick thinking and quick response during emergencies.

We follow a rigorous regime of hiring and training our experts on the field. Each trek leader is a certified mountaineer with years of experience in the field. The interview process to bring a trek leader on-board is close to 6 months long where we assess various skills as well as personality traits of an individual. They also go through an on-field assignment as part of the hiring process. Trek leaders also progress in time from leading easier treks before advancing to the more difficult ones where the stakes are higher. For detailed information on our selection process, please visit Forerunners - The Making Of A Trek Leader

It absolutely is. We recognize, value and embody the ideology that the world of outdoor adventure can benefit from diversity. We make it our mission to create outdoor spaces as equally accessible and safe for all genders as possible. We also encourage women leaders in the outdoors and all of our staff (irrespective of gender) is gender sensitised. As for accommodation, in case there are no other women on the trek, a solo female trekker is provided with a separate single-occupancy tent.

Our batch sizes for Khopra Ridge Trek are capped at 15 with the trek leader to trekker ratio of 1:8.

In addition to their qualification, our trek leaders are trained to tackle any and all kinds of sudden conditions that may present themselves on ground. During our recce stage, we study the trail in great detail and map out rescue routes before opening it up for our trekkers. We also have local support staff stationed in each area to arrange for emergency services at the place of need as quickly as possible.

We mobilise road rescue efforts where our trek leaders bring the person to be rescued down to the trailhead of the trek from where a car can take them to the nearest healthcare facility. The cost of rescue is not covered in the trek fee that we charge. It must be borne by the participant. However, if you opt for the insurance the cost of rescue operations can be claimed from the Insurance company on production of valid proof e.g. doctor’s prescription & hospital bills etc. Please note that Bikat Adventures is only a facilitator & not a party in the Insurance policy. You need to raise the claim request directly with the Insurance company. Bikat Adventures is not responsible for any rejection of claim. You can call the insurance provider directly for any clarifications related to the Insurance policy. Although not mandatory, we recommend buying the insurance. You don’t necessarily have to get the insurance we provide, you can pick an Insurance company of your choice and get a policy directly from them. If you need more information on the terms and conditions of the insurance policy, get in touch with our customer support team.

All the gear used on our treks and expeditions is tried and tested, maintained for good quality and is overall top notch in quality and condition. We are continually looking to obtain the best of everything there is in the market so as to ensure optimum safety.

That will depend on the nature of your medical condition. Do give us a call, and one of our people will help you understand what is best for you. If not this, we are sure there would be plenty of other options you can choose from our vast portfolio to pick as your next adventure.


We have rolling camps on all our trails. To know why we are strictly against the concept of Fixed Camping, read Reasons to Ban Fixed Camping in Himalayas

This is a complex question and has a compound answer. The simple response is that because it is bad for the environment which we dearly love but if you are interested in a more detailed response to this question, please read Reasons to Ban Fixed Camping in Himalayas

There are a number of measures that we take to prevent overcrowding on some of the most popular trails. Some of them are capping our group size at 15, capping the number of trekkers on a trail to 250 per season, constantly looking for newer trails and routes to spread the crowd around and providing incentives to our trekkers to try unexplored territories with us. We put in place the system of dynamic pricing, which is the first of its kind in the trekking industry, which incentivises trekkers to choose less crowded trails by offering higher discounts. We have noticed, since we started this system, that this has helped in a big way to spread out the crowds between trekking routes. We are also going international so as to relieve some of the stress on the Himalayan landscape as well as explore newer ranges and design newer experiences for our community. If you want a more detailed description of all our measures in this regard, please read Simple solutions to overcrowding on Himalayan Treks

Some basic things to remember are: do not use water, do not dispose of anything non-biodegradable inside the pits, carry your own roll of toilet paper and remember to cover up after yourself to leave a clean toilet for your fellow trekkers. Everything else is much the same like using an Indian style home toilet!

Most wet wipes are not biodegradable which means it could take 100 years or more for them to decompose – not the best thing if you are trying to ‘Leave No Trace’, right?

This is quite a tricky situation but not a hopeless one. Since most of our sanitary waste is not biodegradable, we recommend that you pack your pads/tampons neatly, store it in a zip-lock bag and bring it back down with you where there are better options to dispose of them. In case you do not have zip-lock bags, ask our trek leaders for them and they should be able to provide them to you.

Each trekker is responsible for the use and hygiene of their own eating utensils. And as a measure to maintain proper hygiene, we do not provide plates and spoons. Also, dipping your hands in cold water to wash your own utensils adds something to the overall joy of high-altitude living, wouldn’t you think?


On making the payment, you will receive a booking confirmation along with the packing list and a copy of the undertaking form via email. You will subsequently receive emails detailing documents required, how to prepare physically and mentally for the trek, information on pick-up location on the first day etc. Please add info@bikatadventures.com in your trusted emails list to make sure our emails don't go to your spam folder.

A Whatsapp group will be formed a few weeks before departure. Members from our team are on those groups as well. Feel free to seek any clarifications you require in regards to the trek, on the group itself. Updates related to transportation/pickup point/pickup timing, accommodation etc. will be shared on the Whatsapp group as well.

Yes, we create a Whatsapp group a few weeks before the departure date so that the flow of information remains smooth and transparent.

Yes, it is one of the mandatory documents you will need to submit before the trek starts. The soft copy is to be sent to us & the original should be on your person while on the trek.

Yes, we will provide you an undertaking form through email which will need to be filled up by you and submitted to us post booking.

Why Bikat?

Small Group Size


Our batch sizes are capped at 15 for smaller treks with the trek leader and trekker ratio of 1:8. This ratio, in our years of experience, has proven to deliver the best trekking experience for individuals as well as groups. Capping the size of the group ensures individual attention to each trekker so that no signs of distress or need during the trek go unnoticed. It also helps to form a more cohesive cohort with better group energy which helps define the rhythm and pace of days on the trek.

As you go higher up on the BRS scale, since the stakes are higher, expeditions have an even smaller group size with the ratio of expedition leader to climber set at 1:2.


Qualified Trek Leaders


We follow a rigorous regime of hiring and training our experts in the field. Each trek leader is a certified mountaineer with years of experience in the field. In addition to their qualification, they also go through practical and situational training to tackle any and all kinds of sudden conditions that may present themselves on the ground. Being unpredictable is the core nature of the mountains but being ready for any circumstance as best as possible is a controllable asset that we try to nurture.

Our field experts are also trained in basic medicine and first-aid response.

Watch: Forerunners - The Making of A Trek Leader At Bikat Adventures


Guided Progression


Since Bikat Adventures is a learning-based organization, we help you climb up the ladder of difficulty within the sphere of outdoor adventure systematically. Our on-ground training modules are designed to handhold you through the upskilling process so that you are ready to take on bigger challenges.


Equipment Quality and Check


All the gear used on our treks and expeditions is tried and tested, maintained for good quality, and is overall top-notch in quality and condition. We are continually looking to obtain the best of everything there is in the market so as to ensure optimum safety.


Support Systems


Along with the staff you see on-ground, we have a team of superheroes working in the background to give you the best experience possible. Our background team also comprises local staff from each area who know the region best. Having local support helps with studying the area, pre-planning, execution, and in receiving timely support in case of emergencies in these remote locations.


Communication


Our on-field staff is in constant contact with our teams based in primary locations so as to eliminate any avoidable delay in reaching additional help and support when required. We try to use the best tools for communication available, including satellite phones, in regions where they are not restricted.


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Cancellation Policy


Cash refund

Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date

5% deduction

Cancellations between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure date

50% deduction

Cancellations within 15 days prior to departure date

No Refund

Voucher refund

Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date

No Deduction

Cancellations within 5 days prior to departure date

No Refund

Please Note:
  1. Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers
  2. This is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy.

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Nepal, best known for being home to the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest (8,848M) is much more than an access to the top most point of contact on the planet. Formerly known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, it is a landlocked c...
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