Looking for a fantastic off beaten trek in the Annapurna region while exploring the spectacular mountains? Then Khopra trek in Nepal helps you to fulfill your adventurous destiny.
Khopra trek is one of the beautiful trekking routes in the Annapurna region, which takes you to the ridge of the mountains. The trek is also known as Khopra Danda trek, so don’t be confused with these two different name treks. Khopra trek gets a well-known ranking among the best short trek in Nepal, which contains all the elements of the classic trek.
A newly explored trekking route is best for the tourist destination, which is located to the west of the Annapurna Sanctuary. At some point, Khopra trek is said to be an alternative trail of commercial trek Ghorepani Poon Hill. The trek takes us to the altitude of 3660m, which helps us to experience the stunning Himalayas mixed with nature.
Khopra trek is also known as community lodge trek because you will be staying in the local communities lodge rather than a private based lodge. The surrounding of the lodge is fully hygienic, which makes you feel comfortable.
Khopra trek starts from Pokhara, which is a short drive to Nayapul, which is covered with the natural rich vegetation and terrace farms of beautiful rice and mustard. The farm looks so amazing under the bluish sky, which makes your trek even more pleasant. Your journey takes you to the settlement of Birethanti, where you get a chance to observe the ethnic residential people of the area. Local people of Birethanti show unique culture and tradition, which looks quite beautiful, and a lifetime experience. You also get an opportunity to experience their remote Himalayan lifestyle, which you can only find through your beautiful Khorpa trek. Besides that, you will get along with the local Gurung and Magar people in the typical local community village.
When the trail moves forward, we encounter even more beautiful scenery of Annapurna foothills, which is waiting for us to explore its surroundings. The peak of Himalayas starts to emerge when the trails take us to the fascinating ornamented forest covered with colorful rhododendron flowers. The lush vegetation, while encountering the variety of wildlife, is the best part of the Khopra trek. A bird chirping sounds so smooth that you will never know how fast your journey ends on the greenery forest.
The landscape of the Khopra is like a picturesque portrait that reflects the background of the Himalayan tapestry. Traveling to the Khopra is like a dream destination that flows with the small rivers and ebullient streams. The trail also crosses the great Kali Gandaki Gorge, which is said to be the biggest gorge in the world. An off-road trail in the ethereal mountains while walking with the yak herds makes such a wonderful memory. Your foot trial to Khopra makes a wonderful journey which you will remember your entire life.
Apart from that, the trail leads you to Kaire Lake, which is a major highlight of the Khopra trek because the lake allows you to have a closer look at sapphire water.
Khopra trek provides us the beautiful mesmerizing view of snow-capped mountains from the Larkya pass. The breathtaking snow-capped mountains which we will get blessed are Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Machhapuchhre also known as “Fishtail” (6,993m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Gangapurna (7,455m), Tukuche peak (6,920m), Hiunchuli (6,441m), Gurja Himal (7,193m) and Nilgiri Himal (7,061m). You can experience all these entire spectacular mountains under Khorpa trek, and if you want to capture a perfect close-up shot, then Annapurna South gives you an epic shot because it is closer than other mountains.
Khopra trek is possible throughout the year, but there are certain seasons for the trek. Different seasons have different advantages and attractions and of course the weather condition. So down below, we have listed some season for the Khopra trek.
This season is suitable for the Khopra trekking experience because the Himalayas trail will be covered with the different colorful blossoms of rhododendron. The weather is cool as the temperature slowly starts to rise. You can find a clear sky with a clear view of the mountain range.
The season is usually the monsoon season, which begins from the end of June and continues around the second week of August. The nights are colder and clear during the morning with lots of clouds in the sky. The season can cause some problems like slippery roads; however, you can find lots of greenery around the valley. The view gets totally different from other seasons.
These months are perfect and favorite among the trekkers, which offers favorable weather. The sun shines smoothly, and the sky is clear, which helps to get a stunning view of the mountains. The temperature is perfect during the daytime, so you can find some type of chillness in the weather. The monsoon season will be gone during these months so you can enjoy the whole Khopra trek without any problem.
Besides that, the season also brings the biggest festival of Nepal: Dashain and Tihar. So you can also have a little bit of taste of our Nepali culture, which is a lifetime experience.
The November season is a busy season as it attracts lots of travelers around the world. Months are clear with the sparkling bluish sky. The temperature of the day time is mostly stable, which is from mild to cool. And you can feel the colder night but pretty much chilling weather.
The season welcomes the winter where the days are pleasantly warm with sunshine and nights are colder. Sometimes the temperature can drop to -5 degrees Celsius. Apart from that, skies usually remain clear with the best view of snow-capped mountains.
Note: The season is not best for the beginner’s trekkers because the weather in the mountains can be unpredictable and changes from time to time.
The Khopra trek is considered as a moderate trek in the Annapurna region; however, physical fitness is needed to complete the trek. If you are a beginner, then perform some exercise for a month before the trek. So you can increase some stamina, which is further helpful throughout your whole journey to Khopra. Exercise also helps to deal with altitude sickness; however, take some medicine with you in case of altitude sickness.
Besides that, we always advise the trekkers to see a doctor for a check-up before the trek and also talk about altitude sickness problems. (If you have an altitude sickness problem)
Yes, you can find mobile phone coverage in most of the trail of Khopra trek. But the service may not be reliable, which depends on the network you use. And some of the places are in high altitude, which can cause the loss of network; otherwise, you can clearly get the network.
The gear list depends on the season in which you wish to go on trekking. You have to make adjustments to the clothing and equipment according to the trekking season. However, there is some essential list which we have prepared for your comfort and utility. And, we never recommended our clients to bring unnecessary gears for the trek. So, the important trekking gears for Khopra trek are:
For the trekking enthusiast, trekking into the beautiful mountains helps to give some kind of relaxation in the body. And this is why most people choose Nepal for the best trekking experience. So to fulfill your desire, we Global International offer you a memorable khopra trek into the lap of Himalayas.
Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Tadapani Altitude: 2700 meters Time : 4-5hours
Day: 02 Tadapani to Dobato (3440M/5-6 hours)
Day: 03 Dobato to Khopra danda (3660 Meters /6-7 hours)
Day : 04 Day trip to Khayer lake. ( 4600 meters / 8-9 hours ( both ways))
Day :05 Khopra danda to Swanta. (2300 meters / 5-6 hrs)
Day: 06 Swanta to Ghorepani (2860 meters /4-5 hours)
Day: 07 Ghorepani to Hille ( 1400 meters/ 5-6 hours)
Day: 08 Hille to Pokhara ( 830 meters)