Kopra Ridge Trek

Outdoor Activities, Kathmandu to Kathmandu

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The Kopra Ridge is a serene trails of Annapurna region but offering remarkable views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fang and Nilgiri. It is one of the most exotic and interesting trek routes in Annapurna region. This trek contains all of the elements of a classic Nepal trekking experience including villages, wildlife, panoramic mountain views and range of landscape from forest to high alpine.Trek Facts:Maximum Altitude: 3,660 m/12,007 ftBest Season: March-May, September-NovemberGrade: ModerateTotal Duration: 14 daysTrip HighlightsKathmandu valley sightseeing;Scenic drive to PokharaMagnificent mountains view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and many peaksSunrise view and terraced fieldsExplore beautiful Gurung and Magar villagesWalk through forests and meadowYou might encounter with musk deer, pheasant,red fox and can see Dzo grazing in the fields
 Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1,302m)Day 2: Optional Kathmandu sightseeing Day 3: Kathmandu– Pokhara (895m) 25 mins flight – Nayapul (1,074m) 1hr drive – Birethati (1,025m) 30mins hikeTake scenic flight to Pokhara. Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. Further trek down the hill to Birethati Day 4: Birethati – Ghandruk village (1,970m) 5hrs hikeStart to ascend uphill to Ghandruk passing through rhododendron and oak forest. After 3 hrs hike we reach Kimche for lunch. Continue to climb further higher until we will reach unusual oval shaped houses and stoned streets . Stay overnight in lodge.Day 5: Ghandruk – Tadapani (2,590m) 5 hrs hikeWe continue upwards through Bheri kharka and stop here for lunch. We continue to trek into the rhododendron forest and over a small pass to Tadapani. Walking uphill, we will reach the village of Tadapani where we stay overnight here.Day 6: Tadapani – Bayeli Kharka (3,420m) 7 hours hikeWe trek through forest following a trail originally used by villagers from Ghandruk. Start to ascend above the tree line and follows a ridge to Deurali and continues up to Bayeli Kharka  A clear view of Mt. Dhaulagiri can be seen to the west of the lodge.Day 7: Bayeli Kharka – Upper Chistibung (2,975m) 4hrs trekTrek on a grassy slope and passes through numerous herders’ huts and Dzo grazing in the fields. If you’re lucky you might spot beautiful Daphe pheasant, the national bird of Nepal as well the Himalayan Tahr high above the trail. Day 8: Upper Chistibung – Kopra Ridge (3,660m) 4hrs trekWe trek through steady ascent alpine meadows once you reach at ridge enjoy the full panorama of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri, Fang and Annapurna south can also be seenDay 9: Day hike from Kopra RidgeToday we have option for a day hike  towards Kaire Lake, As it might take 11 hours to reach there and return back. Or one can join another half day hike. Return back to the lodge at Kopra RidgeDay 10: Kopra Ridge – Swanta Village (2,200m) 5hrs hikeContinuing our trek we descend further downwards to Swanta Village. Views of Mt. Dhaulagiri can be seen through the trail providing a lovely backdrop to the terraced fields and traditional houses  Day 11: Swanta Village – Ulleri (1,309m) 7hours hikeWe descend to Ulleri, walking down for few minutes and join the main trail to Ghorepani walking downhill through rhododendron forest to Ulleri Day 12: Ulleri– Nayapul –Pokhara, approx 4 hrs trekWe join the trail that descends downhill all the way to Birethati. Drive back to Pokhara from NayapulDay 13: Drive to KathmanduDay 14:  Back home

What’s included

  • Airport transfers,
  • Internal flight: Kathmandu-Pokhara (Note: weight limit of 10 Kg/22lbs for luggage, and 5 Kg/11lbs for hand luggage. Some of luggage can be left in Kathmandu with free of charge)
  • Private vehicle Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • 3 nights hotel*** in Kathmandu with breakfast,
  • 1 night hotel*** in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Tea house lodge accommodation with breakfast during trek,
  • Trek Permits & National Park Fee,
  • Staff insurance on the trek,
  • Trek guide & porter/s
  • Duffel bag
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

What’s not included

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and on trek (approx US$ 20 per day)
  • Beverages (bottled water, hot and cold drinks)
  • Personal equipment,
  • Personal bills,
  • International airfare
  • Excess baggage beyond 15 kilo including day pack
  • Visa fee: US$ 25 for 15 days and US$ 40 for 30 days multiple entry
  • Insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects) and public liability insurance.
  • Tips
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing

Itinerary

Day 10: Kopra Ridge – Swanta Village (2,200m) 5hrs hike Continuing our trek we descend further downwards to Swanta Village. Views of Mt. Dhaulagiri can be seen through the trail providing a lovely backdrop to the terraced fields and traditional houses  
Day 11: Swanta Village – Ulleri (1,309m) 7hours hike We descend to Ulleri, walking down for few minutes and join the main trail to Ghorepani walking downhill through rhododendron forest to Ulleri 
Day 12: Ulleri– Nayapul –Pokhara, approx 4 hrs trek We join the trail that descends downhill all the way to Birethati. Drive back to Pokhara from Nayapul
Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 14:  Back home
Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1,302m)
Day 2: Optional Kathmandu sightseeing 
Day 3: Kathmandu– Pokhara (895m) 25 mins flight – Nayapul (1,074m) 1hr drive – Birethati (1,025m) 30mins hike Take scenic flight to Pokhara. Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. Further trek down the hill to Birethati 
Day 4: Birethati – Ghandruk village (1,970m) 5hrs hike Start to ascend uphill to Ghandruk passing through rhododendron and oak forest. After 3 hrs hike we reach Kimche for lunch. Continue to climb further higher until we will reach unusual oval shaped houses and stoned streets . Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 5: Ghandruk – Tadapani (2,590m) 5 hrs hike We continue upwards through Bheri kharka and stop here for lunch. We continue to trek into the rhododendron forest and over a small pass to Tadapani. Walking uphill, we will reach the village of Tadapani where we stay overnight here.
Day 6: Tadapani – Bayeli Kharka (3,420m) 7 hours hike We trek through forest following a trail originally used by villagers from Ghandruk. Start to ascend above the tree line and follows a ridge to Deurali and continues up to Bayeli Kharka  A clear view of Mt. Dhaulagiri can be seen to the west of the lodge.
Day 7: Bayeli Kharka – Upper Chistibung (2,975m) 4hrs trek Trek on a grassy slope and passes through numerous herders’ huts and Dzo grazing in the fields. If you’re lucky you might spot beautiful Daphe pheasant, the national bird of Nepal as well the Himalayan Tahr high above the trail. 
Day 8: Upper Chistibung – Kopra Ridge (3,660m) 4hrs trek We trek through steady ascent alpine meadows once you reach at ridge enjoy the full panorama of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri, Fang and Annapurna south can also be seen
Day 9: Day hike from Kopra Ridge Today we have option for a day hike  towards Kaire Lake, As it might take 11 hours to reach there and return back. Or one can join another half day hike. Return back to the lodge at Kopra Ridge
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