Kopra Ridge Trek

Trip CostUS$ 650 (Per Person)
  • Duration 11 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Easy
  • Activity Trekking
  • Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Best Month:March - June & Sept - December
  • Group Size:01-15 people in a group
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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 of 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 getting an opportunity to explore the local culture and nature in the Himalayas with our expert team. After having 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, 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 Tadapani trail leads us along the remotes area for 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 others mountains as well as breathtaking landscape.  

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 with Alpine Ramble Treks now, you will surely enjoy the incredible scenery with the equally spectacular views of Himalayan mountain ranges.

Trip Highlights of Kopra Ridge Trek

  • 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

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01: upon arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus (7/8 hours), overnight at hotel.
  • Day 03: Pokhara to Nayapul by taxi (1hours drive) than 3 ¾ hours trek to Tikhedunga, overnight at lodge.
  • Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2640m- 4/5 hours walk), overnight at lodge.
  • Day 05: Trek to Swanta (2270m-3/4 hours walk), overnight at lodge.
  • Day 06: Trek to Dhan Kharka (3020m-4/5 hours walk), overnight at lodge.
  • Day 07: Trek to Kopra Dada (3620m- 3/4 hours walk), overnight at lodge.
  • Day 08: Trek to Bayeli (4520m- 5/6 hours walk), overnight at lodge.
  • Day 09: Trek to Tadapani (2830m- 7/8 hours walk, overnight at lodge.
  • Day 10: Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara (4 hours walk than 1 hours drive), overnight at hotel.
  • Day 11: Drive back to kathamndu by Delux tourist bus (200km-7/8 hours drive), overnight at hotel.

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01:upon arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.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)
  • Day 02:Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus (7/8 hours), overnight at hotel.Today we have early breakfast in the morning at our hotel than 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)
  • Day 03:Pokhara to Nayapul by taxi (1hours drive) than 3 ¾ hours trek to Tikhedunga, overnight at lodge.Our trekking starts today from Nayapul after an 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 few hours short trip today than we reach to Tikhedunga which is 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)
  • Day 04:Trek to Ghorepani (2640m- 4/5 hours walk), overnight at lodge.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 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)
  • Day 05:Trek to Swanta (2270m-3/4 hours walk), overnight at lodge.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)
  • Day 06:Trek to Dhan Kharka (3020m-4/5 hours walk), overnight at lodge.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)
  • Day 07:Trek to Kopra Dada (3620m- 3/4 hours walk), overnight at lodge.Today is our one of the exciting days to explore Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif, our journey will begin after having breakfast at the lodge. Today's our 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)
  • Day 08:Trek to Bayeli (4520m- 5/6 hours walk), overnight at lodge.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.
  • Day 09:Trek to Tadapani (2830m- 7/8 hours walk, overnight at lodge.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 cosy 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)
  • Day 10:Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara (4 hours walk than 1 hours drive), overnight at hotel.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 travellers visit here to see the ethnic culture and traditional. 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)
  • Day 11:Drive back to kathamndu by Delux tourist bus (200km-7/8 hours drive), overnight at hotel.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)

Cost Includes

  • International and domestic Airport pick-up and drop-off and all transportation by tourist bus & private vehicle in the city.
  •  Kathmandu valley sightseeing with a tour guide. 
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with hot drinks) during the trek in Himalaya.
  • A highly experienced and knowledgeable English speaking guide and a porter.
  • All Food, Accommodation, Insurance, and transportation for the porter and your guide.
  • Annapurna conservation area permit 
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Managment System) 
  • Accommodation 2-night standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 2-night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Tea house lodge during the trek
  • Arranged an emergency helicopter services (paid by your travel insurance)
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, down jacket etc.. on return basic
  • Exclusives First aids box.
  • All Government and local taxes.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Assistant guide group size more than 4 people in a group.
  • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
  • Farewell Dinner at typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu.   

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic
  • Surplus luggage charges for domestic airport
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change in government policies, strikes and physical condition etc.
  • Personal expense such as snacks, laundry, telephone, wife, hot shower etc.
  • Travel insurance 
  • Tips for guide and porter

Departure Details

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
29 June, 2018 09 July, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed
01 July, 2018 11 July, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed
06 July, 2018 16 July, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed
17 July, 2018 27 July, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed
24 July, 2018 03 August, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed
31 July, 2018 10 August, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed
02 August, 2018 12 August, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed
10 August, 2018 20 August, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed
22 August, 2018 01 September, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed
22 August, 2018 01 September, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed
30 August, 2018 09 September, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed
30 August, 2018 09 September, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed
01 September, 2018 11 September, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed
02 September, 2018 12 September, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed
08 September, 2018 18 September, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed
11 September, 2018 21 September, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed
21 September, 2018 01 October, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed
29 September, 2018 09 October, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed
01 October, 2018 11 October, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed
04 October, 2018 14 October, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed
10 October, 2018 20 October, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed
17 October, 2018 27 October, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed
22 October, 2018 01 November, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed
27 October, 2018 06 November, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed
31 October, 2018 10 November, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed
01 November, 2018 11 November, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed
09 November, 2018 19 November, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed
16 November, 2018 26 November, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed
20 November, 2018 30 November, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed
25 November, 2018 05 December, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed
30 November, 2018 10 December, 2018 US $550 Guaranteed

Clients Reviews

  • Nikole
    Nikole
    United Kingdom Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    I had an amazing time

    Rating:

    Diman was our guide while traveling in Nepal in 2015. I had an amazing time and saw so many wonderful places entire my trip in Himalaya. I was initially nervous about traveling but felt very secure traveling with Alpine Ramble team; I have no words to express for the great help as…Continue

  • Nazaal p
    Nazaal p
    Netherlands Published: Sunday, October 8, 2017

    A wonderful trip in Nepal Himalayas

    Rating:

    I had an amazing trip with Alpine Ramble Treks in Nepal Himalayas. it's my first trek to Nepal, I have connected with Alpine Ramble Treks before I left my country. they were very positive and helpful. they replied the email within one hour and gave me a lot of information before…Continue

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Trip Note

Personal Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all the Clients undertaking any activities. It will be provided adequate protection tour to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, and any kind of illness 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 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 mentality 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 gym etc.

Accommodation during the Trek

Accommodation in Kathmandu, you would be staying in best hotel basically on 3 stars, in twin-sharing basis. But Accommodations in trekking  is simple and comfortable beds room with sharing two persons sometime  if you are single you get single bedroom as well with hygienic food, Every trekking routes have fixed menu and hotel system by local management community at in 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 typical Nepali meals which are different types of international meals. These are prepared by the local supplement. Every tourist Lodge has 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 minerals bottles of water you could buy there. If you buy 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.

Trekking Equipment

What you should carry before your departure on your trip.
a. Daypack up to 40 liters, Down Jacket, Seasons sleeping bag
b. Sun head or Gulf cap, Sunglasses, Headlamp or torchlight
c. Ear-muffs, Sun Lotions /Sun cream.
d. 1Pair liner gloves thin wool or synthetic.
e. 2Cotton t-shirts, 1Synthetic t-shirt. 
f. 2Long sleeve polyester or synthetic lightweight for sunny days. 
g. Zipper provides addition venting options which are good for changing temperatures. 
h. 1Soft shell jacket water & wind resist. 
i. 1Women swimming dress bathing in Hot spring. 
g. Inner cloths as you need

Lower Body-Legs. 
a. 1Pair nylon hiking short paints, 1Pair cotton paints.
b. 1Pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.

Feet 
a. 2Pair of loner socks, synthetic, 1Pairs woolen socks wearing on the evening and 1Pair light sports shoe.

b. Imodium or Pepto Bismo capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea. 
c. Diamox for altitude sickness. The guide will help you to take it.
d. 1Small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, bands, Anti-infection ointments, etc. First Aid Kits. 
e. Alpine Ramble will provide you more medical for the trip.

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

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 outstanding scenery view. If you wish to avoid crowds this trip during in winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be the best options.

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 experience field staffs/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.