Kopra Ridge Trek

  • 11 Days
Price per personUS$565
We Offer Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 799
2 - 2 US$ 699
3 - 5 US$ 599
6 - 10 US$ 565
11 - 16 US$ 530
02 June, 2020
$799 x 1 guests:
$799

Total
$799
Customize My Trip
  • Trip Duration11 Days
  • Difficulty LevelEasy-Moderate
  • Best SeasonMarch - June & Sept - December

Overview

Kopra Ridge Trek is one of the exotic short trekking routes in Annapurna region which is located away from very busier and crowded trails but provides same remarkable views of the Himalayas including excellent panoramic mountain views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, and Annapurna south, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Himchuli and many other peaks. And another main attraction of this trek is the holy Kaire Lake, which is a beautiful lake in these areas.

This trek also includes one of the fabulous viewpoints Ghorepani Poon hill which is the greatest place to see a breathtaking sunrise view on the top of the Himalayas. On this adventure, you will definitely get a life-changing experience while having the best time with local people with their absolutely amazing hospitality at the same time you would be surprised to get an opportunity to explore the local culture and nature in the Himalayas with our expert team. After having the top of this trek than journey returns through the largest Gurung village of Ghandruk along the way and journey crossed wonderful view of Machhapuchrhare.  

The Kopra Ridge excursion begins from beautiful city Pokhara after 6 hours scenic drive from Kathmandu, the next day after 1 hour another scenic drive from Pokhara to Nayapul than officially trek starts from here than trail follows onwards beautiful Kaligandaki river valley through the Magar and Gurung villages towards up hills. After the Tadapani trail leads us along the remotes area for a few days while spending time with the local community lodges. This trip is very suitable for visitors who really wish to enjoy the delightful unique culture and an amazing view of Annapurna and many other mountains as well as breathtaking landscapes.  

The trip will be absolutely amazing while having your holidays in this heaven place at least once in a lifetime. you also get a unique experience of the diversity of cultures, traditional villages with warm and friendly of Gurung and Magar people. Join Kopra RidgeTrek now, you will surely enjoy the incredible scenery with the equally spectacular views of Himalayan mountain ranges.

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Highlights

  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing
  • Scenic drive to Pokhara
  • Visit blessed city Pokhara
  • Spectacular mountains view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu Himalayan peaks
  • Glorious sunrise view over the Himalaya
  • Explore the beautiful Gurung and Magar villages

 

Complimentary Benefits Of This Trek

  • Airport pick up and drop off services - (Airport- Hotel- Airport) 
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, Down jacket and walking poles (rental is included if needed)
  • Duffle bag if required  (Optional) 
  • Souvenir: Trekking route map/browser and printed ART company HIKING T-shirt
  • An Oximeter to measure your Oxygen and Pulse in high altitude to find out the accurate health condition while you are trekking in the mountain.
  • WOKI TOKI - for communicating in distance one to another place and that's for a potentially critical situation on the  trek

Itinerary

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Upon your arrival in Kathmandu airport then you will be picked by our representative team than transfer to hotel, overnight stay at the hotel.

Service Included: Breakfast(B)

    Today we have early breakfast in the morning at our hotel then we start walking about 5 minutes to bus station then after we take a bus ride to Pokhara, a scenic drive on the Prithvi high way to Pokhara makes our journey more fabulous while seeing the beautiful white water rafting in Trisuli River.

    Service Included: Breakfast(B)

    • 6 hrs approx
    • 850 m

    Our trekking starts today from Nayapul after one hour drive again through the beautiful hills from our hotel Pokhara. This trek basically starts from here onwards as we following the routes; the trail leads us eventually outstanding green views with magnificent mountain range along the way. After hiking a few hours short trip today than we reach to Tikhedunga which is a small but gorgeous town lies on the riverside, overnight we stay at the lodge with beautiful traditional meals.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)

    • Trekking Lodge
    • 4 hrs approx
    • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • 1900 m

    Today we ascent more than 900 meters to Ghorepani, our hiking will be started as we finished morning breakfast at the lodge, while after having breakfast then we start gently climb on the hills to Ulleri which is situated at 2350 meters mainly this village is Magar settlement and place lies on the top of the hills the place was surrounded by the green valley. And this is a place of the first viewpoint of Annapurna and Machhapuchhare Himal. The really cool place to have the tea break and enjoy the scenery after beautiful tea stopped than our journey follows continually towards Ghorepani walking through the rainforest and beautiful nature. As we reach Ghorepani we have entered the check post to check ACAP permits and TIMS cards than we enjoy the view from our lodge. Ghorepani is one of the best viewpoints to see the whole range of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)

    • Trekking Lodge
    • 5 hrs
    • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • 2640m

    Today we will be descending through the beautiful mixed forest of rhododendron trees, Himalayan oak, and pine. After almost about 3 hours down the hill, we reach a small river, which we continue to follow leisurely downhill Swanta (2,200 m), overnight we stay at the lodge with beautiful traditional meals.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)

    • Trekking Lodge
    • 5 hrs approx
    • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • 2270m

    Our beautiful day will start after having breakfast in the early morning with the glorious sunrise view, today's hike is worth the climb to the popular lookout mountain Poon Hill. The comprehensive view extends from Dhaulagiri peak in the west and Tukuche over the Kali Gandaki valley, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchare, Annapurna IV and II and Lamjung Himal to the Manaslu massif in the east.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)

    • Trekking Lodge
    • 5 hrs approx
    • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • 3020m

    Today is one of the exciting days to explore Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif, our journey will begin after having breakfast at the lodge. Today's trekking trail leads us to a short descent along a mountain slope to the foothills of the nearly 8,000 m high Bara Shikar. Finally, we reach Kopra Danda ( Danda = open ridge ) to 3,660 m. This opens up a breathtaking 360-degree view, overnight we stay at the tea house.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)

    • Trekking Lodge
    • 5 hrs approx
    • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • 3620m

    We leave the main path and head into the deep, almost untouched Rhododendron mixed forest. Little over-committed paths it goes slowly uphill. The forest thins to approximately 3,100 m elevation and the path leading out into open grassland. For our lunch break, we are looking for a nice place with good views. Then it continues uphill through the forest and over pastures to the pasture Dobato. Here you can shepherd down with their livestock in the summer. In Sumphul Danda (3,400 m) we reach a pass that gives us an uninterrupted view of the western mountains of Dhaulagiri, the Nilgiri mountains, and the Annapurna massif to Machhapuchare in the east. After a short descent, it's another hour along the ridge (3,500 m) to our simple accommodation on the Bayeli Alm (3,400 m). This “Community Lodge " is managed jointly by the inhabitants of the surrounding villages.

    • Trekking Lodge
    • 5 hrs approx
    • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • 4520m

    With great views of mountains, morning walk continues downhill into the forest of rhododendron, oak, and magnolia, then reaching the main trekking route at Tadapani, overnight in the comfort of the nice and cozy lodge, and enjoy the beautiful sunset on the top of Annapurna south and Fishtail mountains.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

    • Trekking Lodge
    • 5 hrs approx
    • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • 2830m

    today is as you reach Ghandruk after the short and wonderful walk from Trapani you will see a Gurung traditional museum at Ghandruk, Ghandruk is one of the best destinations for domestic or international tourists so many travelers visit here to see the ethnic culture and tradition. The place still provides us beautiful landscape and awesome mountains view with Annapurna south, Nilgiri, Machhapuchre, and Annapurna II, the journey continues to descend to Nayapul gradually downhills and flat on sometimes. As we reach Nayapul the private vehicle will be waiting for you to drop you at the hotel.

    Service Included: Breakfast, and Lunch (B+L)

    • 5 hrs approx
    • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • 850 m

    A scenic drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu will take between 7/8hrs or in optional we will fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. At Kathmandu, you will have free time for shopping souvenirs for family and friends.

    Service Included: Breakfast (B)

    • 6 hrs approx
    • 1350 m

    Trip inclusion

    • International Airport- Hotel- Airport pick up and drop off by private car/Jeep/ Hiace.
    • Meals on the full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
    • Alpine Ramble’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide.
    • Local strong porter to help the trekkers luggage during the trek (1 porter = 2 trekkers with limited weights ‘10kg each max’) 
    • All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.
    • All necessary papers including Annapurna conservation area permit and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) fee.
    • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, and down jacket on request (optional)
    • Trekking lodges (Tea House) throughout the trek 
    • Assistant guide for the group 8 or above
    • All the ground transportation 
    • Supplementary snacks: energy bar, crackers, and cookies, etc.
    • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every evening after dinner.
    • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
    • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
    • Alpine Ramble’s complimentary free T-shirt/  route map and a duffel bag (if required)
    • Oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain, it’s very useful for all the trekkers to be aware of the high altitude sickness.
    • Compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).
    • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health condition (funded by your Travel Insurance)
    • All government, Local taxes/ vat and official Expenses
    • Nepal entry visa fees (you can easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
    • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule (Foods and accommodations before or after the trek) 
    • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic such as Fanta, Coca-cola, sprite, water, beer, etc.
    • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition, etc.
    • Personal expenses such as snacks, laundry, telephone, WIFI, hot shower, etc at tea houses on a trek.
    • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency rescue evacuation from the high-altitude 
    • Personal trekking equipment for this trek 
    • Tips for guide and staffs (Tipping is expected
    • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include section of this trek.

    Trip Info

    Personal Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any activities. It will be provided an adequate protection tour to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, and any kind of illness that will be cover in the insurance package. Alpine Ramble strongly recommends you to buy an insurance package through a reliable insurance company in your city or country.

    Health and Fitness requirement

    Kopra Ridge Trek is a moderate trekking destination for every trekker who loves to enjoy and explore the beautiful landscape on this planet. This trek basically starts from low land to high land as you are hiking in these areas than you have to fit yourself. We mainly concern your physical fitness to complete the journey.   The everyday trek prefers 4/5 hours in daylight. As you hiking up to the high altitude than you have to prepared by physically and mentally to be succeeding the trip, our provision is making your trip reliable and remarkable without any problems in every step to steps with your wealth health. Our first priority is safety for your entire trip. you Should convenience yourself to take some pre-training course of the trek which could be greatly helped you, considering some physical exercise like jogging, running, climb stair-case, cycling, swimming and hitting the gym, etc.

    Accommodation during the Trek

    Accommodation in Kathmandu, you would be staying in the best hotel basically on 3 stars, on a twin-sharing basis. But Accommodations in trekking  is simple and comfortable beds room with sharing two persons sometimes if you are single you get the single bedroom as well with hygienic food, Every trekking routes have fixed menu and hotel system by local management community at in an area

    Passport and Visa

    Every client must have a veiled passport from return date with at 6-month prior validity in Nepalese consulate in your country or immigration office Tribhuvan airport in Kathmandu.

    Meals and Drinking Water

    In popular trekking areas like Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, and Manaslu have a menu system with different ethnic cuisines foods as well as western meals you can see on the Menu, you could pick up any kinds of the meal as you like to eat from the menu. But some places provide you with typical Nepali meals which are different types of international meals. These are prepared by the local supplement. Every tourist Lodge has a well-trained cook basically attention for clean, hygienic, fresh, and nice testy foods. We can even enjoy hot chocolates; a variety of pieces of bread, a variety of drinks, and every lodge have safe drinking water or mineral bottles of water you could buy there. If you buy a water purification tablet from Kathmandu you can take water from the tap and purify by yourself this will be cheaper and controlled by plastic pollution as well.

    Equipment lists for Kopra trek 

    Head

    • Sun hat
    • Warm hat and scarf
    • Headlight

    Face

    • Sunscreen +40
    • Sunglass
    • Face wipes and towels

    List for Hands

    • Lightweight gloves
    • And warm Globes

    Body clothing

    • Down or fiber-filled jacket (the company will be provided in rent)
    • Down or fiber-filled jacket (the company will be provided in rent)
    • 2 pairs of hiking t-shirts, preferably quick-drying, possibly thermal tops for the treks
    • Fleece jacket and sweaters
    • Poncho and rain jacket
    • Socks, preferably a cotton –mix
    • Lightweight cotton trekking pants with folding option

    Lists of Footwear

    • The proper Trekking Boots
    • socks preferably cotton sports socks but take some extra pairs
    • crampon (optional)

    Essential gear

    • Day Backpack above the 30 L
    • Pack covers and Thermal bottle
    • Water peals
    • Umbrella
    • Walking  pole if you need it
    • Thick Sleeping bag
    • Deodorant
    • Laundry soap
    • Antibacterial Gel
    • Toiletries
    • toothbrush
    • Shampoo

    Personal accessories

    • Camera
    • Cell Phone
    • Money wallet with Money
    • Padlocks
    • Plastic bag
    • Watch
    • Sewing kit
    • Extra p photos and passport photocopies

    First-aid Kit

    • Diamox (acetazolamide)
    • Lozenges
    • Elastic bandages
    • Moleskin
    • Cotton bandages and band-aids
    • Lancing needle
    • Antibiotic eye-drops
    • Thermometer
    • Sling
    • Paracetamol
    • Antiseptic antibacterial cream or solution
    • Painkillers
    • Anti-emetic for nausea (not at high altitude)
    • Loperamide to control diarrhea
    • Norfloxacin or Cipro to cure diarrhea, other infections
    • Oral rehydration salts

    Environment:

    The Kopra Ridge trek areas embrace the entire Annapurna region. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do. This area provides you blooming spectacular view the trails along the lower valleys usually weave through fields. And reaching the upper valley seeing wild animals and excellent Mountain View,

    Best Season

    The best season is in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) these months are the best time for this trip. The weather will be sunny and warm with an outstanding scenery view. If you wish to avoid crowds this trip during winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be the best option.

    Hotels in Kathmandu

    Alpine Ramble will provide you standard level hotel with breakfast. We also book the hotel according to your choice. Please let us know if you have any plans as per your choice. 5 stars hotels are in Kathmandu: Hyatt Regency, Yak &Yeti, De’l Annapurna, The Everest Hotel, The Malla hotel, and any kind of hotels.

    Trip Start Dates and Cost

    Alpine Ramble pvt.ldt, would like to customize your trip itinerary according to your time and budget. Please contact us for your customized departure date. For more detail please email us [email protected]

    Responsible for Tourism

    Our experienced field staff/team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local culture and environment. We would like to follow the important role following below. 
    a. please respect the local people and their laws, custom and their beliefs
    b. please always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community. 
    c. please support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel, and dispose of rubbish
    d. please help the local community to encourage positive sides of tourism as long as possible.

    Booking and payment process

    Alpine Ramble Treks (P) Ltd. is a government authorized and registered trekking and adventure operator based in Nepal. The company registered number is 178805/074/075 we are also associated with various local tourism sectors in order to process the trip booking with Alpine Ramble the percent of full trip payments can be made with required documents such as passport, travel insurance copies and flight details to Nepal with a two weeks period from the booking date.

    Our respected traveler can be made the Payment through the Online directly from our website, bank transfer, western union or any other remittances, the remaining can be paid on your upon arrival in Kathmandu Hotel or office.   

    Your safety is of paramount concern whilst traveling with Alpine Ramble Treks, come and enjoy the trip, for booking through the Online Click here  "BOOK YOUR TRIP"

    We look forward to guiding you in the Himalayas for a wonderful trekking experience of a lifetime

    FAQs

    Yes, a visa is required to enter Nepal except for SAARC and Chinese nationals. One can get a visa at the Royal Nepalese Embassy or consulate or at the airport upon arrival. Two copies of passport-sized photographs are required to get a visa.

    Yes, you could choose to own your departure date according to your time and schedule If the published Group Departure dates are not suitable for your travel plan, we will help you to customize the trip Itinerary. 

    The best season to travel Nepal is Autumn (September, October & November) & Spring (March, April & May). 

    The Answer is absolutely safe even for the solo female traveler, who loves to explore Nepal through the reliable team with us, our Alpine Ramble team have been leading many successfully solo female trip in Nepal Himalayas. 

    Yes, upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received and welcomed by our official representative then transfer to the hotel at Thamel, which is the most interesting tourist hub with many facilities in Nepal. Overnight at the hotel.

    Yes, we highly recommend that you to buy travel insurance before you travel to Nepal, it’s easy and better to purchase the travel insurance in your own country.

    Yes, Almost every teahouse have Wifi  Facility on extra Cost in the trek. 

    Yes, hot shower will be prepared by the gas shower at your own expenses. normally, we wouldn't prefer to take shower above the 4000 meters hight because of cold situation. 

    Yes, upon arrival at Kathmandu then you will get money exchangers and ATM at airport and city area like Thamel, where you could exchange the money in better rates and take enough Nepalese cash by ATM services however as you need.

     Yes, some tea houses available  Laundry services but not everywhere,

    You could use the credit card only in cities areas of Nepal, in the mountain areas you can only use the cash and some places they will be accepted accept dollars, Euros, and pounds as well.

    Acute mountain sickness is an illness that can affect any mountain climbers, hikers, trekkers, or travelers at high altitudes, normally; it can be suffered above high of 9,000 feet. Acute mountain sickness is caused by reduced air pressure and lowers oxygen levels at high altitudes. If you feel dizzy, suffer palpitations or severe headaches, and return immediately to a lower altitude. Do not take altitude sickness lightly. It can be fatal! Please familiarize yourself with the symptoms of altitude sickness before your trek. Do not ignore even the mildest of altitude symptoms, inform your guide, porters or hotel staff immediately. generally, Our guides carry basic medicine and first aid equipment including simple painkillers, altitude sickness tablets, bandages, balm for muscle ache and medication to treat diarrhea and vomiting.

    It depends on the nature of the sickness. Generally, if you become sick, you will descend to a lower high altitude with the help and support of the staffs. If you are seriously ill, injured etc we will arrange an emergency helicopter evacuation service. Our guide will take immediate action according to the situation in the mountains. Please ensure you arrange travel insurance that covers you for an evacuation service and trekking at high altitudes.

    You will need to carry a good-sized of a daypack where you could put your personal belongings items, water, camera, snacks, sunscreen, a hat, a fleece jacket and gloves for higher altitudes. The porters will carry the bigger packs with your clothes etc. They will carry packs up to 15kg.

    In city areas of Nepal like Kathmandu and Pokhara, your hotel accommodation will generally include an attached bathroom and have facilities such as air conditioning, reception, Resturant, and dining services. The level of accommodation is generally Nepalese 3 star and is comfortable and clean. If you require an upgrade of accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara, there are many 4 stars and 5-star options at an extra cost. Please let us know if you like high categories hotel service like 5 stars then we will be glad to book for you.

    Accommodation in the mountain, you will be staying in “Teahouses.” Accommodation is limited, particularly the higher you get, so your room may differ from a private single/double room to a bed in a dormitory. The accommodation is very basic and there will frequently be shared shower and toilet facilities with other trekkers sometime. Every teahouse has a common dining hall offering verities of local and western kind of meals including hot drinks like coffee and any kind of tea in the mountains.

    Eventually, almost Every trekking region has tea House facilities in Nepal; during the treks in Mountain, we provide standard breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided. Your guide/ porter will help you with the menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate, and soft drinks and in some areas, you will find fresh fruit in season. You can buy packaged water (bottled mineral water) from local lodge and shop en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat with water purification pills

    Yes, The trekkers should have to have registered trekking permits, and TIMS (Trekker's Management Systems), they are all helped and provided by Alpine Ramble Trekks- it's all are included on our package program.

    Not at all, your meals will be including for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with a cup of hot drink during the trek in mountain and it’s a good idea to carry some power bars, cereal bars or other high energy foods with you. Powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration..  

    Yes, We have a safe and sound place to store where you can be easily stored your luggage at our hotel or office. 

    Annapurna base camp elevation is 4130 meters