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Khopra Ridge Trek

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Khopra Ridge Trek Overview

Khopra Ridge Trek is one of the most popular treks of Nepal that takes you through the mighty Himalayas. The 9-day and 8-nights trek takes you through the exciting trail up to Khayar Lake at 15,836 ft and 12,795 ft high Khopra Ridge. The enchanting treks present you with the views of 22 Himalayas like Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Annapurna Fang, Mt. Nilgiri North, Mt. Nilgiri South, Mt. Tukuche, and the Dhaulagiri Range, etc, as soon you reach the narrow Khopra Ridge. It follows the path to Mount Annapurna Base camp, the 10th-highest mountain in the world. And the 7th highest mountain Mt Dhaulagiri is visible from the trek. The trail follows steep paths, climbs, and long rugged terrain through dense forests of Rhododendrons, Oaks, and Bamboo trees. You come across several tea stops in the middle of forests during the trek to enjoy a hot tea with biscuits. The trail encompasses many streams like Modi Khola River, Meshar lake, etc, and rewards you with the sound of waterfalls. The endpoint of the trek is Khayar Lake and its holy temple. The vibe about this place is the definition of positive as you witness symbols of worship like flags, holy threads, and bells.

Quick Facts of Khopra Ridge Trek

Khopra Ridge Trek

Maximum altitude: 15300 ft

Duration: 9 Days/ 8 Nights

Trek difficulty: Moderate

Trek distance: 60 kms

Airport: Kathmadu Airport, Nepal

Best Time To Trek: April to June & September to November

Start Point/End Point: Kathmandu

Base Camp: Kimsee

Region: Nepal

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Khopra Ridge Trek Itinerary

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Day 7
Day 8
Day 9

Kathmandu to Pokhara

Drive Distance: 215 km

Altitude: 2,760 ft

Drive Duration: 7 hrs

  • Take a bus or drive by the road in a private taxi/cab to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu.

  • Enjoy the scenic beauty through the Nepali hills.

  • Arrive in Pokhara at 4 PM and check-in at the hotel.

  • Eat a scrumptious meal and rest for the night.

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What to Pack for Khopra Ridge Trek?

khopra ridge trek
  • Pack trekking shoes as they have good grip and ankle support, and are suitable for any kind of terrain.

  • Carry additional winter wear as high altitudes witness low temperatures.

  • Jackets, sweaters, gloves, socks, and thermal wear are a must.

  • Make sure to take a raincoat with you as some unpredictable rain might hit.

  • 50-60 L Backpack.

  • Sunglasses, sun cap, and sunscreen for protection against the sun.

  • Carry a headlamp that covers a wider area compared to a single-beam torch.

  • Water bottles.

  • Toiletry: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, soaps, tissues, moisturizer, sanitizer, and medical kit.

  • Carry a leakproof lunch box, mug, spoon, and disposable plates.

  • Eatables: Carry some snacks to eat and keep you energetic.

  • Carry chargers and power banks, and if possible charge all your electronic items before starting the trek.

  • Take 3-4 plastic covers to separate out used clothes from the fresh ones.

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Know Before You Go to Khopra Ridge Trek

How to Reach
Trekking Routes
Important Tips for Trekkers

By Air: Take a flight to Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and then, take another flight to Pokhara domestic Airport.

By Road: After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport, take a bus or private taxi to reach Pokhara in 6-7 hours covering 200 km.

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FAQs of Khopra Ridge Trek

How much time is required to do the Khopra ridge trek?

Khopra Ridge Trek is a 9-days and 8-nights trek, with you trekking for 8 days.

Where is Khopra ridge located?

Khopra Ridge is located in the Himalayas of Nepal. It is an extension of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. It lets you witness the breathtaking views of many popular Himalayan mountains like Annapurna, Nilgiri, Fish range, and many more.

How difficult is the Khopra ridge trek?

Khopra Ridge Trek is moderate to difficult level trek, suitable for intermediate to expert level trekkers. Owing to the trail continuously ascending and descending through dense forests and steep climbs, this comes into the category of difficult treks. The altitude gain of 15,300 ft happens to be in a span of 3 days, making it tougher.

What is the best time to do a Khopra ridge trek?

The best time to go on a Khopra Ridge Trek is during the spring season in April. Due to the pleasant weather, with temperatures ranging between 20-degree celsius to 24-degree celsius. The night also doesn’t notice much drop, only about 10 degree Celsius. Moreover, the best thing about this season is that you won’t present yourself with any patches of snow and rain that might cause you difficulty in trekking.

Is Khopra ridge worth visiting?

Yes, Khopra Ridge Trek is worth your time because you get to see the beauty of 22 magnificent Himalayan mountains from the narrow ridge. The challenging trail that takes you there is worth trying as the views of Mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and many more Himalayas reward you. Moreover, you can pay your respect to the religiously important Khayar lake.

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