Khopra Ridge Trek

Khopra Ridge Trek

Nepal 10 Days

Moderate

50 KM

MAX 15

MAX ALTITUDE

3900 mts.


27950 + 5% GST

Pokhara to Pokhara

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Brief Description

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.



Itinerary

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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.


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Day 2

Drive from Pokhara to Syauli Bazaar by vehicle and Trek to Ghandruk (6,654 ft); 3 hours

Today we will drive from Pokhara to Syauli Bazaar, a hidden hamlet which is wee known for its variety of local dishes. From here we will trek to Ghandruk which will take about 3 hours. Overnight in teahouse/lodge.


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Day 3

Ghandruk (6,654 ft) to Tadapani (9,020 ft); 5 hours, 8 km

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.


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Day 4

Tadapani (9,020 ft) to Dobato (11,826 ft); 5 hours, 7 km

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.


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Day 5

Dobato (11,826 ft) to Khopra ridge (12,581 ft); 7 hours, 10.8 km

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.


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Day 6

Khopra ridge (12,581 ft) to Khayar lake (15,640 ft) and back to Khopra ridge; 8 hours, 15.5 km

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.


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Day 7

Khopra ridge (12,581 ft) to Shwata (7,786 ft); 5 hours, 9.6 km

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.


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Day 8

Shwata (7,786 ft) to Ghorepani (9,775 ft); 4.5 hours, 9 km

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.


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Day 9

Ghorepani (9,775 ft) to Ulleri (6,400 ft); 3 hours, 7 km; Depart for Pokhara; 2-3 hours drive

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


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Day 10

Depart from Pokhara



Frequently Asked Questions

Pick your question

Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?

The Khopra Ridge Trek is a moderate level trek i.e. it requires more strength and endurance than easy level treks. It is recommended that you first gain experience of trekking to altitudes higher than 3000 meters, and then move one level up with this trek. However, if you are a beginner but committed to preparing, then you need at least 2-3 months to prepare physically & mentally for this trek. For details on trek difficulty level, please read on Bikat Rating Scale.

Eligibility: Experience required

You must have done a small trek of 2-3 days before Khopra Ridge Trek and hiked to an altitude of more than 3000 meters.

Eligibility: Requisite Skills

  • Know campsite basics like how to use a sleeping bag, sleeping tet, toilet tent.
  • Ascending & Descending technique for mountain trails.
  • Basic mountain mannerisms.

Eligibility: Fitness benchmark

  1. Jog/Run for 4 Kms in 35-40 mins or Walk continuously for 8 Kms (with 3-4 small breaks) on plain terrain (slight incline is better) - - You would be required to produce a screenshot from a fitness app testifying the same
  2. Hold your breath for 25-30 seconds
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.

About the Trek: Why should I go for this trek?

Khopra Ridge Trek

The Khopra Ridge Trek is a unique trek in Nepal completely different from any other trek in the Himalayas. It involves a unique ridge walk unlike any other trek with a constant change in sceneries along with mesmerizing views of mountains from the Annapurna Range. Climbing to a height of 3900m, this trek is perfect for beginners and experienced trekkers alike who wish to trek on less crowded trails without compromising on views.

Best Season: What are the best months to visit this trek?

This trek can be done throughout the year but the best months to do his trek are April due to the fresh bloom of Rhododendron flowers and the second one is in November due clear views and good weather throughout. Avoid the monsoon months of June to mid-September.

Packing List: What to pack



Click here for text packing list.

Packing List: How should I pack my rucksack?

Packing List: How should I select my trekking shoe?

Connectivity: What is the cellular network connectivity for this trek?

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.

Nearby attraction: What are the nearby attractions that I can explore?

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 Himalaya. Kathmandu is home to places to visit 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, and now converted into the Narayanhiti Palace Museum.

Age limit: What is the minimum & maximum age limit?

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

Accommodation type: What will be the accommodation type in this trek?

You will be provided shared accommodation in a hostel in Pokhara. On the trail, you will be provided twin or triple sharing accommodation in lodges/tea houses/guesthouses.

Equipment and facilities: What kind of tents and sleeping bags will be provided to us?

Since this is not a camping trek, tents and sleeping bags are not required. However, if it is too cold then, sleeping bags do come in handy. Rental options are available in Pokhara.

Equipment and facilities: Are there any washroom/toilet facilities on the trek?

There are adequate, hygienic facilities throughout the trail and at all accommodations.

Equipment and facilities: If we trek in snow, what equipment will you provide?

Gaiters and microspikes will be provided for trekking in the snow if required. Not Applicable for treks in Nepal.

Equipment and facilities: What kind of food will be provided for the trek?

Meals are included on this trek. The lodges/guest houses on this trek have ample eating options.

Equipment and facilities: What equipment can I rent from you?

You can rent the following items from Pokhara - Trekking Pole, Trekking Shoes, Fleece Jacket, Rucksack, gaiters, microspikes, sleeping bags.

Weather conditions: What will the temperatures be like during this trek?

Mid-September to October – partially Clear, Day – 10 deg. To 15 deg. Centigrade / Night – 5 deg. To -3 Deg.
November to January – generally clear skies, moderate chances of fresh snowfalls, Day – 8 to 10 deg. / Night – 3 Deg. To -5 Deg.
February to April – Chances of heavy snowfall in the month of February to March and the temperature will be below freezing most of the time during the evenings and night, however, during the day time the temperature will be pleasant.

Weather conditions: When will there be snow on this trek?

There may be fresh snowfall in the region depending on the weather. There will be permanent snow accumulation at higher altitudes, though not necessarily on the trail itself.

Miscellaneous : Is there an option to offload my backpack?

You can offload your backpack (up to 10 kgs) on this trek. The portage fee is included in the trek cost.

Miscellaneous : Who will lead us on the trek?

A team of participants will be led by a course certified trek leader and a local guide. All participants are requested to abide by the directions of the leader. There will also be a team of kitchen staff and porters on the trek. We maintain a 1:8 ratio of trek leader and participants. All our trek leaders and staff have certified training in first-aid and rescue operation.

Miscellaneous : Is the trekking pole necessary?

It is not mandatory but it is more convenient with the pole. If you don’t want to buy one, you can rent it from us on minimal daily basis charges. You can request the renting link from us.

Miscellaneous : Are there any local stores/shops from where I can shop trekking necessities?

You can buy your trekking necessities from Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Miscellaneous : Will you give certificates on completion of trek?

Yes, e-certificates will be given at the end of each trek provided that you completed it. It will bear your name, the trek, and the maximum altitude you achieved on the trek.

Miscellaneous : Is it safe for solo woman traveller to trek in Fixed departures?

Yes, it is absolutely safe for a solo woman to travel in fix departures. Depending on availability at the teahouses, women will get a separate room.

Mandatory documents: What are the mandatory documents required for the expedition?

There are no specific documents required for this trek. However, please make sure you carry a government ID proof (Driving License, Aadhar Card, PAN Card) for the permits required for the trek. The permits will be arranged by us, and the cost for all permits is included in the trek fee.

Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?

The Khopra Ridge Trek is a moderate level trek i.e. it requires more strength and endurance than easy level treks. It is recommended that you first gain experience of trekking to altitudes higher than 3000 meters, and then move one level up with this trek. However, if you are a beginner but committed to preparing, then you need at least 2-3 months to prepare physically & mentally for this trek. For details on trek difficulty level, please read on Bikat Rating Scale.

Eligibility: Experience required

You must have done a small trek of 2-3 days before Khopra Ridge Trek and hiked to an altitude of more than 3000 meters.

Eligibility: Requisite skills

  • Know campsite basics like how to use a sleeping bag, sleeping tet, toilet tent.
  • Ascending & Descending technique for mountain trails.
  • Basic mountain mannerisms.

Eligibility: Fitness benchmark

  1. Jog/Run for 4 Kms in 35-40 mins or Walk continuously for 8 Kms (with 3-4 small breaks) on plain terrain (slight incline is better) - - You would be required to produce a screenshot from a fitness app testifying the same
  2. Hold your breath for 25-30 seconds
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.

About the Trek: Why should I go for this trek?

Khopra Ridge Trek

The Khopra Ridge Trek is a unique trek in Nepal completely different from any other trek in the Himalayas. It involves a unique ridge walk unlike any other trek with a constant change in sceneries along with mesmerizing views of mountains from the Annapurna Range. Climbing to a height of 3900m, this trek is perfect for beginners and experienced trekkers alike who wish to trek on less crowded trails without compromising on views.

Best Season: What are the best months to visit this trek?

This trek can be done throughout the year but the best months to do his trek are April due to the fresh bloom of Rhododendron flowers and the second one is in November due 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.

Packing List: What to pack



Click here for packing list.

Packing List: How should I pack my rucksack?

Packing List: How should I select my trekking shoe?

Connectivity: What is the cellular network connectivity for this trek?

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.

Connectivity: How to Reach the base of the trek & how to go back from the end point?

The base for the trek is Pokhara, which is well connected from Delhi by air and land.
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 for Kathmandu that takes around 36 hours. This is the most time consuming but budget-friendly option at INR 2300 for the bus journey. 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.

Nearby attraction: What are the nearby attractions that I can explore?

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 Himalaya. Kathmandu is home to places to visit 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, and now converted into the Narayanhiti Palace Museum.

Age limit: What is the minimum & maximum age limit?

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

Accommodation type: What will be the accommodation type in this trek?

You will be provided shared accommodation in a hostel in Pokhara. On the trail, you will be provided twin or triple sharing accommodation in lodges/tea houses/guest houses.

Equipment and facilities: What kind of tents and sleeping bags will be provided to us?

Since this is not a camping trek, tents and sleeping bags are not required. However, if it is too cold then, sleeping bags do come in handy. Rental options are available in Pokhara.

Equipment and facilities: Are there any washroom/toilet facilities on the trek?

There are adequate, hygienic facilities throughout the trail and at all accommodations.

Equipment and facilities: If we trek in snow, what equipment will you provide?

Gaiters and microspikes will not be provided by us. If needed, then you can rent the same from Pokhara. However, these are not needed for Nepal treks.

Equipment and facilities: What kind of food will be provided for the trek?

Meals are not included on this trek. The lodges / guest houses on this trek have ample eating options.

Equipment and facilities: What equipment can I rent from you?

You can rent following items from Pokhara - Trekking Pole, Trekking Shoes, Fleece Jacket, Rucksack, gaiters, microspikes, sleeping bags.

Weather conditions: What will the temperatures be like during this trek?

Mid-September to October – partially Clear, Day – 10 deg. To 15 deg. Centigrade / Night – 5 deg. To -3 Deg.
November to January – generally clear skies, moderate chances of fresh snowfalls, Day – 8 to 10 deg. / Night – 3 Deg. To -5 Deg.
February to April – Chances of heavy snowfall in the month of February to March and the temperature will be below freezing most of the time during the evenings and night, however, during the day time the temperature will be pleasant.

Weather conditions: When will there be snow on this trek?

There may be fresh snowfall in the region depending on the weather. There will be permanent snow accumulation at higher altitudes, though not necessarily on the trail itself.

Miscellaneous : Is there an option to offload my backpack?

You can offload your backpack (up to 10 kgs) on this trek. The portage fee is included in the trek cost.

Miscellaneous : Who will lead us on the trek?

A team of participants will be led by a course certified trek leader and a local guide. All participants are requested to abide by the directions of the leader. There will also be a team of kitchen staff and porters on the trek. We maintain a 1:8 ratio of trek leader and participants. All our trek leaders and staff have certified training in first-aid and rescue operation.

Miscellaneous : Is the trekking pole necessary?

It is not mandatory but it is more convenient with the pole. If you don’t want to buy one, you can rent it from us on minimal daily basis charges. You can request the renting link from us.

Miscellaneous : Are there any local stores/shops from where I can shop trekking necessities?

You can buy your trekking necessities from Pokhara.

Miscellaneous : Is it safe for solo woman traveller to trek in Fixed departures?

Yes, it is absolutely safe for a solo woman to travel in fix departures. Women on the trek will be sharing a room with each other. In case you are the only woman on the trek, you will be given a separate room depending on availability.

Miscellaneous : Will you give certificates on completion of trek?

Yes, e-certificates will be given at the end of each trek provided that you completed it. It will bear your name, the trek, and the maximum altitude you achieved on the trek.

Transport: In case we opt for the transport with you, where will you pick us from and where will you drop?

You will have to arrive at Pokhara on your own.

Transport: What time will we reach the end point on last day of the trek?

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

Mandatory documents: What are the mandatory documents required for the expedition?

Please do carry either your passport or Voter ID card, along with a few passport size photographs.

Miscellaneous : Will there be water source on the trail?

Water bottles are available for purchase on the trail. However, if you plan to get water from the local water sources then please carry chlorine tablets/ water purification tablets.

Miscellaneous : Is there an option for currency exchange?

Indian Currency of INR 100 and below work in Nepal. However, the new INR 2000 and INR 500 notes are not accepted at all. The new notes work in the cities, but people at other places might not accept the new notes. Get your currency exchanged to Nepalese currency from Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Mandatory documents: What are the mandatory documents required for the trek?

Please do carry either your passport or Voter ID card, along with a few passport size photographs.

Transport: What time will you drop us at the end point on last day of the trek?

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

Transport: In case we opt for the transport with you, where will you pick us from and where will you drop?

You will have to arrive at Pokhara on your own.

Miscellaneous : Is there an option for currency exchange?

Indian Currency of INR 100 and below work in Nepal. However, the new INR 2000 and INR 500 notes are not accepted at all. The new notes work in the cities, but people at other places might not accept the new notes. Get your currency exchanged to Nepalese currency from Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Miscellaneous : Will there be water source on the trail?

Water bottles are available for purchase on the trail. However, if you plan to get water from the local water sources then please carry chlorine tablets/ water purification tablets.

Miscellaneous : Will you give certificates on completion of trek?

Yes, e-certificates will be given at the end of each trek provided that you completed it. It will bear your name, the trek, and the maximum altitude you achieved on the trek.

Miscellaneous : Is it safe for a solo woman traveller to trek in Fixed departures?

Yes, it is absolutely safe for a solo woman to travel in fix departures. Women on the trek will be sharing a room with each other. In case you are the only woman on the trek, you will be given a separate room depending on availability.

Miscellaneous : Are there any local stores/shops from where I can shop trekking necessities?

You can buy your trekking necessities from Pokhara.

Miscellaneous : Is the trekking pole necessary?

It is not mandatory but it is more convenient with the pole. If you don’t want to buy one, you can rent it from us on minimal daily basis charges. You can request the renting link from us.

Miscellaneous : Who will lead us on the trek?

A team of participants will be led by a course certified trek leader and an experienced local guide. All participants are requested to abide by the directions of the leader. There will also be a team of kitchen staff and porters on the trek. We maintain a 1:8 ratio of trek leader and participants. All our trek leaders and staff have certified training in first-aid and rescue operation.

Miscellaneous : Is there an option to offload my backpack?

You can offload your backpack (up to 10 kgs) on this trek. The portage fee is included in the trek cost.

Weather conditions: When will there be snow on this trek?

There may be fresh snowfall in the region depending on the weather. There will be permanent snow accumulation at higher altitudes, though not necessarily on the trail itself.

Weather conditions: What will the temperatures be like during this trek?

Mid-September to October – partially Clear, Day – 10 deg. To 15 deg. Centigrade / Night – 5 deg. To -3 Deg.
November to January – generally clear skies, moderate chances of fresh snowfalls, Day – 8 to 10 deg. / Night – 3 Deg. To -5 Deg.
February to April – Chances of heavy snowfall in the month of February to March and the temperature will be below freezing most of the time during the evenings and night, however, during the day time the temperature will be pleasant.

Equipment and facilities: What equipment can I rent from you?

You can rent following items from Pokhara - Trekking Pole, Trekking Shoes, Fleece Jacket, Rucksack, gaiters, microspikes, sleeping bags.

Equipment and facilities: What kind of food will be provided for the trek?

Meals are not included on this trek. The lodges / guest houses on this trek have ample eating options.

Equipment and facilities: If we trek in snow, what equipment will you provide?

Gaiters and microspikes will not be provided by us. If needed, then you can rent the same from Pokhara. However, these are not needed for Nepal treks.

Equipment and facilities: Are there any washroom/toilet facilities on the trek?

There are adequate, hygienic facilities throughout the trail and at all accommodations.

Equipment and facilities: What kind of tents and sleeping bags will be provided to us?

Since this is not a camping trek, tents and sleeping bags are not required. However, if it is too cold then, sleeping bags do come in handy. Rental options are available in Pokhara.

Accommodation type: What will be the accommodation type in this trek?

You will be provided shared accommodation in a hostel in Pokhara. On the trail, you will be provided twin or triple sharing accommodation in lodges/tea houses/guest houses.

Age limit: What is the minimum & maximum age limit?

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

Nearby attraction: What are the nearby attractions that I can explore?

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 Himalaya. Kathmandu is home to places to visit 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, and now converted into the Narayanhiti Palace Museum.

Connectivity: What is the cellular network connectivity for this trek?

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.

Connectivity: How to Reach the base of the trek & how to go back from the end point?

The base for the trek is Pokhara, which is well connected from Delhi by air and land.
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 for Kathmandu that takes around 36 hours. This is the most time consuming but budget-friendly option at INR 2300 for the bus journey. 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.

Packing List: How should I select my trekking shoe?

Packing List: How should I pack my rucksack?

Packing List: What to pack



Click here for packing list.

Best Season: What are the best months to visit this trek?

This trek can be done throughout the year but the best months to do his trek are April due to the fresh bloom of Rhododendron flowers and the second one is in November due 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.

About the Trek: Why should I go for this trek?

Khopra Ridge Trek

The Khopra Ridge Trek is a unique trek in Nepal completely different from any other trek in the Himalayas. It involves a unique ridge walk unlike any other trek with a constant change in sceneries along with mesmerizing views of mountains from the Annapurna Range. Climbing to a height of 3900m, this trek is perfect for beginners and experienced trekkers alike who wish to trek on less crowded trails without compromising on views.

Eligibility: Fitness benchmark

  1. Jog/Run for 4 Kms in 35-40 mins or Walk continuously for 8 Kms (with 3-4 small breaks) on plain terrain (slight incline is better) - - You would be required to produce a screenshot from a fitness app testifying the same
  2. Hold your breath for 25-30 seconds
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.

Eligibility: Requisite Skills

  • Know campsite basics like how to use a sleeping bag, sleeping tet, toilet tent.
  • Ascending & Descending technique for mountain trails.
  • Basic mountain mannerisms.

Eligibility: Experience required

You must have done a small trek of 2-3 days before Khopra Ridge Trek and hiked to an altitude of more than 3000 meters.

Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?

The Khopra Ridge Trek is a moderate level trek i.e. it requires more strength and endurance than easy level treks. It is recommended that you first gain experience of trekking to altitudes higher than 3000 meters, and then move one level up with this trek. However, if you are a beginner but committed to preparing, then you need at least 2-3 months to prepare physically & mentally for this trek. For details on trek difficulty level, please read on Bikat Rating Scale.


Why Bikat

Learning Experience
  • We are an Adventure Learning Organisation first.
  • We want you to not just complete a trek safely but also pick up some basic trekking knowledge and skills along the way.
  • To achieve this we have integrated learning modules into our itineraries.
  • These modules will help you build the necessary skills to progress from trekking to mountaineering over time.
Loyality Programs

Our community is an integral part of us and we take pride in our trekkers and climbers. When you complete at least three days on any trek or expedition with us, you become eligible for our membership and referral programs.

  • Currently we have three levels:
  • Basic Membership
  • Summiteer Membership
  • Leader Membership
Personalized Attention
  • Our group sizes on treks don’t exceed 15 members in order to maintain a healthy Participants : Leader Ratio of 8:1.
  • Over time we have found this number to be optimum when it comes to ensuring personalised attention to every member of our group.
  • On mountaineering expeditions this number is even smaller. Our group sizes are capped at 12 members ensuring a Participants : HAP Ratio of 2:1.
Best Expedition Leaders
  • Our Expedition leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders.
  • Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
Eco-friendly Practices
  • Group sizes are capped at 15 people.
  • Batch sizes are capped at 250 people per trail per season.
  • We follow a rolling campsite model.
  • We are constantly exploring and introducing new trails to reduce the burden on existing ones.
Safety

For us, a successful summit is not about reaching the highest point of a mountain but about making it safely back to base.

  • To ensure this:
  • Every region of ours is mapped with an emergency evacuation plan.
  • The equipment we use is UIAA certified.
  • Our trek leaders are AMC certified with specialisation in rescue procedures.
  • Our support staffs are trained in first aid as well.

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What's Included

Whats 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
  • Transport from Pokhara to road head and return
  • Portage of personal backpack - 10 kg

Whats 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.

Cancellation Policy

Cash Refund

Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date
5% Deduction

Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure
50% deduction

Less than 15 days of departure
No Cash Refund

Voucher Refund

Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date
No Deduction

Cancellations less than 5 days prior to departure
No Refund

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

Blog Posts

10 Mountain features that must be a part of any trekker’s vocab!

Ritvij Kumar 25 March 2017

MOUNTAIN FEATURES THAT MUST BE A PART OF ANY TREKKER’S VOCAB!

 

While the terminology used in mountaineering is decently complex but the features that I am going to talk about are mostly the common ones. When we go t

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