Khopra Lake trek is a newly opened route in the Annapurna region.The trek takes us on off beaten trails with amazing views of everything that nepal has to offer from awe striking mountain Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna (I, II, III and south), Hiunchuli,Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal and Nilgiri views, rural villages, and rice fields We pass through Rhododendron forest, and meet himalayan wildlifes like pheasants and yaks .we can also go up to the holy and beautiful Khayar Lake .This trek also lead to Ghorepani Poon Hill ,you get the best sunrise views over the massive Annapurna,Dhaulagiri Nilgiri, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre from the top of Poon Hill (3,210m) .This is a very unique trail that many people don’t even know about!
Day 1 : Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1050m) 1 & ½ hr & Trek to Ghandruk (1940m) – 5 hrs
Drive to Nayapul by bus from Pokhara, it will take about one hour. Then we will trek from Nayapul to Ghandruk. We follow the Modi Khola, cross the river in Birethanti,to follow Modi Khola valley passing Sauly Bazaar,this will take about 2 hours, then we climb up steps and continue to walk to. the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk,village with vibrant Buddhist monasteries and houses made of slate and stones.with beautiful mountain views and rich in gurung traditions Overnight at guest house in Ghandruk.Overnight at lodge included meals -(B,L,D)
Day 2 : Ghandruk to Tadapani (2675m.8,630 ft) 3-4 hrs
We leave the terraced hillsides and the village of Ghandruk behind and trek through rhododendron and oak forest. There are no villages on this route, but there are a few teahouses at the place called Baisi Kharkha (Buffalo Grassing place) to rest. We will get to see awe inspiring views of Machhapuchhare (6993m),Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna South (7237m), and Lamjung Himal (6931m) along the way. Overnight at lodge included meals -(B,L,D)
Day 3 : Tadapani (2595m.) – Bayeli Kharka (3450m/11318 ft) 5 hours.
From Tadapani we walk the first and half hours through the forest of rhododendrons and Primula.then after 4 hours of gradual climb we reach above the timberline with amazing views of the Annapurna .we will stop for lunch my a streams and continue through the through open countryside to reach a small pass from here the trail descends through rhododendron to a clearing known as Bayli Kharka, and the lodge.From the village, we can enjoy superb views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, the seventh highest mountain in the world,Overnight at lodge included meals -(B,L,D)
Day 4 : Bayli Kharka (3450m.) – Khopra Danda (Ridge) (3660m/11811 ft) 5 hours.
From Bayli Kharka we will descend through forests to reach the pastures of Chistibang . From Chistibang we trek for around 2 hours to ascend above the timberlines to reach the ridge at Kopra,You might get to see Himalayan tahr and Danfe pheasant on the way.On top we will see amazing views on all sides of Dhaulagiri, Damphus Peak, Tukuche Peak,Nilgiri, Annapurna 1, Annapurna South and deep down Sikha.Overnight at lodge included meals -(B,L,D)
Day 5 : Khopra Danda (3660m.) – Swanta (2400m/7874m) 4 hours.
From Khopra Ridge we can walk to Khayar Lake at 4600m which will take around 5 hours we’ll take a steep trail on the ridge with stone steps with a gorgeous view of nature. After visiting the lake we will come back down to Khopra. For those who don’t want to visit the lake we will trek down a trail to reach the nice little village Swanta ,with incredibly friendly people, it is also also the community cheese factory. where not many other tourists come. You can explore the place as well as taste cheese.Overnight at lodge included meals -(B,L,D)
Day 6 : Swanta –Ghorepani (3210m9,350 ft) 5 hrs.
We will descend through the village fields to a small river then will cross the suspension bridge and head upwards to the village of Chittre, where will join the main trekking trail. There is a further ascent to reach the Ghorepani .we will enjoy seeing great views of the Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre massif and a well-earned rest. Overnight at lodge included meals -(B,L,D
Day 7 : Early morning hike to Poon Hill viewpoint (3,210 m/ 10,525 ft) ¾ hr, then trek to Pokhara.
we ascend to poon Hill (3,210m) early morning to view sunrise over the whole Annapurna , Dhaulagiri massif including Mt Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) , Mt Manaslu and surrounding rice terrace A favourite spot among photographers After visiting Poonhill, we will trek back to nayapul then drive to pokhara ,overnight at Pokhara included meals -(B)