Since 1998

Khopra Hill- Khair Lake Trekking

13 Days

Main Highlights:

‘explore hidden areas of Western Himalaya within Annapurna and Dhaulagiri’

“On least ventured area close between high Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalaya Adventure that leads you on hidden and scenic trails seldom ventured by trekkers Enjoy walk within beautiful dense rhododendron-pines-firs and oak forested area On high ridge of Khopra Hill with matchless views of high Western Himalaya range Stunning sunrise views from scenic Poon Hill over world three highest mountains Explore beautiful areas around high Khopra ridge with visit of holy Khair Lake”

At a Glance

Destination

Nepal

Accomodation

Hotels and Local lodge

Trip Difficulty

Difficult

Max Altitude

4,595 m

Max People

14

Duratiton

13 Days

Activities

Tour and Trek

Meals

Breakfast and Lunch

Vehicle

Private Car

Kathmandu – Pokhara- Khopra Hill

Brief trip Profile:

  • Hotels in Kathmandu / Pokhara with local lodge on trekking.
  • Moderate to Adventurous walks.
  • Khopra Hill 4,018 m and Khair Lake 4,595 m high.
  • Minimum 4 hrs with Maximum of 6 hrs sometimes
  • Guided tour, overland journey and scenic trekking.
  • 07 Nights and 08 Days (Pokhara to Pokhara)
  • 12 Nights and 13 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
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Cost Includes:

  • One registered and well experienced friendly trekking guide.
  • An assistant guide if the group size more than 6 people.
  • One sharing porter between two trekkers (weight limit 25kg)
  • 2 nights room 3-star category hotel in Pokhara with buffet breakfast.
  • All meals: lunch, breakfast, dinner during the trek.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies, fresh fruits and hot water are served during the trek.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara transfer by tourist bus.
  • Lodge accommodation during the trek on double occupancy basis.
  • Tented camp /accommodation in case lodge is full in Khopra Danda.
  • Food, accommodation, salary and insurances of your guide and porters.
  • All necessary trekking permits for Khapra Khayer Lake Trek,
  • Government tax, vat and office service charge etc.

Cost Excludes:

  • Transfers, accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Meals in Pokhara except breakfast in hotel.
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu and monument fees.
  • Nepal visa, international air ticket and Personal travel insurance.
  • Hard drinks, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Hot shower, hot water, toiletries and personal nature expenses.
  • Internet, battery charge and phone calls.
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Tips and gratitude for guide and porters.

Itinerary

On arrival at Nepal international airport in Kathmandu, where Professional Trekking Guide staff receives with warm welcome and then transfer to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu.

On checking your rooms getting refreshed then join in at hotel foyer / lobby meeting with other members of the trek, where our guide will brief you with information regarding Khopra Hill and Khair Lake Trekking.

Evening group welcome dinner in a nice Nepalese environment restaurant with native folk culture programs along with the dinner.

A free day in Kathmandu you can enjoy at leisure as well preparation for the trek, on this day interested people can join in our exciting guided sightseeing tour for half or full day tour at places of great interest around World Heritage Sites.

Morning either in charted bus, or in car as well in tourist coach (depending upon the size of a group), where overland journey takes you on main busy Nepal highway to reach country Mid-West at beautiful Pokhara.

Pokhara an amazing city located on the laps of towering Annapurna Mountain range with famous Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ where reflection of the peaks touches its serene Phewa Lake.

At Pokhara transfer to your respective hotels by the lake side with time wander 8on the street around the lake lined with shops and stores with many good hotels and restaurants.

(Flying options taking 30 minutes flight to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu)

Wonderful adventure begins taking a short exciting drive to reach on the outskirt of Pokhara valley to reach at Nayapul or Bhirethati a nice and lovely village, from here within low warm area then start our walk of the day.

Walk leads to a climb past farm villages and beautiful water falls to reach at Hille and Tirkhedhunga, and then with long steep climb for an hour to reach at Ulleri village for overnight night stop.

The village offers views of Annapurna South and top of Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’.

Our adventure and walk for second day takes you to top Ulleri village with steady strenuous climb on stone steps, with time for rest on reaching Ulleri a nice and large farm village.

From here on gradual path as walk lead past Bhanthati village, where route heads into cool shade of alpine forest covered with tall rhododendron-magnolia-oaks-pines and fir trees as trek progress then reaching at Ghorepani village for overnight stop.

Ghorepani inhabited mostly by Poon a Magar tribe native of Western Nepal Himalaya, this scenic village located on the bottom of Poon Hill.

Early morning hike where climb takes on top Poon Hill at above 3,210 m, rewards you with superb sunrise views over 360° wide range of Himalayan peaks from Dhaulagiri, Mustang Himal, Nilgiri’s, Annapurna, Machhapuchare peak with Lamjung and Manaslu Himal.

After great scenic time walk down to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue trek with descend to reach at Chitre village with views of Dhaulagiri mountain range, from here our route diverts from main trekking trails towards hidden areas of Annapurna Himalaya.

A short walk of few hours on leaving Chitre to reach at Sauta village for overnight stop in one of best available simple local lodges.

After Sauta village morning on pleasant trail, then climb to reach small farm areas at Chistibung located within alpine forest of tall rhododendron-oaks and pines trees.

After refreshing stop where climb leads beyond tree lines to reach Khopra high hill located on a ridgeline, at Khopra for overnight with glorious views of Dhaulagiri range with Tukuche, Nilgiri’s, Vara-Shikar (Annapurna Fang) and Annapurna South.

A rest and free day at Khopra to enjoy its beautiful surrounding of high snow-capped peaks, here with options for long hike to Khair Lake the highest point of the adventure at 4,595 m high.

As walk starts to cover the longest trek and hike of the adventure as trail follow up hill to the end of a ridge on narrow path with short descend to reach at Khair Lake.

Considered as holy site where annual religious festival takes place once a year in the month of August during Full Moon time, villagers of surrounding area visits here and offer prayer to Lord Shiva and bathe in icy waters, sacrifices sheep and goats to mountain spirits.

After a great enjoyable time at holy Khair Lake return back to Khopra for last overnight around most beautiful and scenic spot.

After a grand wonderful time around Khopra and Khair Lake, morning walk heads east as trail follows past grazing area and into rhododendron forest, to reach our overnight stop at Dobato.

Dobato in the middle of woods a small open area which is a summer pasture and grazing land for local herders facing views of Annapurna South and Mt. Machhapuchare the ‘Fish Tail’ peak.

With time around isolated areas of Annapurna morning walk on downhill for few hours to reach on the main trekking trail at Tadapani, a small settlement with houses serving as nice lodge for trekkers.

From here a pleasant walks within deep cool forest as path lead to descend towards farm area on reach a large Ghandruk village for overnight stop with fabulous views of Annapurna Himalaya range.

Ghandruk an interesting Gurung village with many good lodges in the shade of high Annapurna peaks and scenic landscapes, here with ample time to explore around Gurung village.

Gurung people are farmers and cattle herder of age-old profession interwoven with Buddhism religion and as well practices their ancestral rites of Bon sect (pre Buddhism) worshipping nature and mountains as holy spirits.

Morning last day walks of the adventure as morning lead downhill to reach near River at Syali village, and then with gradual walk to Bhirethati or at Nayapul where treks completes.

On reaching main motorable road, and then few hour drive reach you at Pokhara after a most enjoyable and scenic time on high hills around Annapurna Poon Hill Panorama trekking.

On leaving Pokhara where exciting drive take you back in Kathmandu as journey continues on same interesting road to Kathmandu to reach back at your hotels, with afternoon free to enjoy personal and individual activities and shopping.

(Options for scenic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu of 30 minutes)

Final and last day in the country of Himalaya wonders with varied interesting cultures, after a memorable time and experience on Khopra Hill and Khair Lake trekking, with time for your international flight, where our staff and guide transfer you to the airport for flight back home or to next respective port of call.

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Trip Detail:

Best Seasons for Khopra Hill and Khair Lake Trekking:

March to May and September to November months of the year, March to May when most of day is clear for views and pleasant walks with moderate temperatures, longer sunlight hours when wild flowers are in bloom, especially rhododendron of various species from trees to bush of different colors (national flower of Nepal the rhododendron).

March to May where late afternoon can get cloudy with chances of rain and snow in higher altitude sometimes.

September to November around autumn / fall best times with clear blue sky and sunny days (for short while from morning to mid day) can be cold and freezing during morning and night times above 1,800 m high.

Sunlight is short during autumn and winter seasons but most of the morning till late afternoon are clear for views and pleasant walks with chances of snow around higher areas above 1,800 m.

People and Culture:

Low warm farm areas of Nepal Mid West are of mixed ethnic tribes of people with mostly Gurung, Magar with some Tamang including Hindu Brahmin, Chettries and Dalits with various cultures and custom with same farm traditional life of both Hindu and Buddhism religion.

Higher mid hill around Annapurna region where villages populated by Poon / Magar and Gurung ethnic tribes of Annapurna and Western Nepal, follows Hindu and Buddhism religion along with own ancestral culture and heritage, worship of nature and mountain spirits.

Poon / Magar and Gurung people are traditional farmers and cattle herders where most men folk are famous as courageous and brave Gorkha soldiers in British, Indian Army and as well in Singapore police infantry.

Introduction:

Khopra Hill and Khair Lake Trekking leads you to fabulous and adventurous walks on the hidden trails of Western Himalayan in between massive Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range.

Khopra Hill and Khair Lake Trekking certainly refresh you walking into pristine natural surrounding with fantastic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri with majestic Machhapuchare the Fish Tail peak.

One of the best adventure destinations around Himalaya within close to main popular trekking areas of Annapurna and yet far where route leads beyond busy trail and away from villages and human settlement for some days heading into complete wilderness.

Khopra Hill and Khair Lake Trekking starts from beautiful city of Pokhara and then heading far towards mid hills as walk continues visiting nice farm villages and into dense rhododendron forest to reach at Ghorepani village and famous scenic Poon Hill.

At Ghorepani short hike to Poon Hill for stunning sunrise views over panorama of Himalayan peaks that includes from Dhaulagiri, Annapurna to Manaslu range with Machhapuchare Himal the Fish Tail peak.

After Ghorepani and Poon Hill where our route leaves the main busy trail as walk enters into far and remote high hills at Khopra Hill located on a scenic ridge line with fabulous close views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna peaks.

AT Khopra where side excursion and hike takes you to hidden lake of Khair enclosed within high Annapurna mountains where the glacier feeds the pond regarded as holy, where once a year great religious festival take place.

Hundreds of Hindu pilgrims make their way here for a dip in the icy pond and worship to Lord Shiva and other mountain holy spirits, after a marvelous time head back for return journey to Pokhara.

Walk leads on eastern side of Khopra Hill within dense pines and rhododendron to reach at main trails towards Tadapani and Ghandruk villages populated by Gurung people the tribe of Annapurna Himalaya region.

Adventure continues on downhill to reach back into low warm farm country where short exciting drive brings you to beautiful city at Pokhara by its serene Phewa Lake for last overnight around Annapurna after a remarkable adventure and experience on Khopra Hill and Khair Lake Trekking.

FAQs

What is Everest Base Camp (EBC)?

Everest Base Camp is the starting point for climbers attempting to summit Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. It is located at an altitude of approximately 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) above sea level in the Khumbu region of Nepal.

How do I get to Everest Base Camp?

The most common way to reach Everest Base Camp is by trekking from Lukla, a small mountain airstrip in Nepal. You can take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and start your trek from there. The trek usually takes around 12-14 days round trip.

Do I need previous trekking experience to reach EBC?

While previous trekking experience can be helpful, it is not mandatory. The Everest Base Camp trek is challenging but can be undertaken by anyone with a good level of fitness and a strong determination to complete the journey.

When is the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp?

The best time for the Everest Base Camp trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season (March to May) and post-monsoon (autumn) season (September to November). During these months, the weather is relatively stable, and the skies are clear, providing breathtaking views of the Himalayas.