Khopra Ridge Trek: Behold the Beauty of Khayer Lake.

Hotel, Lodge and Tea house
Annapurna Region
55 km
Start / End Point
9 Nights 10 Days
Max. Altitude
3660 m
Meals Included
Group Size
Nature of Trek
Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Best Season
March-May / August-November
Trip Code
Activity Per Day
5-6 hrs
Jeep / bus

Khopra Ridge Trek: Behold the Beauty of Khayer Lake. Overview

A newly opened and less-discovered route, Khopra Trek is also one of the hidden gems of trekking routes inside the Annapurna Conservation Area. The trek takes us on a journey of beaten tracks with some magnificent views. The views include beautiful snow-covered mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, and Lamjung Himal. Moreover, we also encounter rural villages, farmlands, and rhododendron forests. We can also find some Himalayan wildlife like pheasants and yaks. Among many treks in Nepal, it is shorter, easier, and more budget-friendly than other trekking packages like Annapurna Circuit trek, Mardi Himal Trekking, Annapurna Base Camp, Everest Base Camp trek, and so on.

What makes Khopra Trek interesting
    • This trek offers an astonishing view of some of the tallest mountains such as Mt. Annapurna, Mt, Dhaulagiri, Mt. Fishtail, Nilgiri, Himchuli, and more.
    • The sunrise view over the snow-covered mountain will definitely amaze you.
    • You will be trekking through the small, beautiful villages and farmlands at Ghandruk.
    • You will ascend up to the Khopra Danda ridge.
    • You will be walking through the stone-paved trails, ancient monasteries, sculptures, waterfalls, and Rhododendron forest.
    • You will trek to the beautiful lake Khayer lake.
More Exotic Attractions about the Khopra trek

Khayer Lake is also the destination of the Khopra Danda Trek. The lake is hidden between the mountains and provides some stunning vistas of the entire Himalayan Mountains. Moreover, the lake will make you feel calm and relaxed, surrounded by mountains.

The trek also takes you to Ghorepani and Poon Hill where you’ll get one of the best sunrise and sunset views. You’ll also get to see some panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Himchuli. Khayer Lake has an elevation of 4660 meters which is moderately high while Khopra Danda and Poon Hill have an altitude of 3,640 meters and 3,210 meters, respectively.

Khopra Ridge Trek: Behold the Beauty of Khayer Lake. Photo

Khopra Ridge Trek: Behold the Beauty of Khayer Lake.

  1. day 1

    Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel

    Highest Altitude 1400 m

    After your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be picked up by a private vehicle and drop you off at your hotel. You can rest in your hotel room and get rid of your jet lag from your flight to Kathmandu.

    In Kathmandu, you will be placed in a deluxe hotel. You will be provided with breakfast in the morning. So, rest well for we have a lot of new things to experience in the morning.

      • Overnight stay at a hotel.
  2. day 2

    Fly or Drive to Pokhara

    Flight Hours 25 mins
    Highest Altitude 1400 m
    Trek Duration 7-8 hours drive

    Our second day is filled with beautiful scenic views from the ride to Pokhara, we will take a tourist bus to get to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Sit back and enjoy the beautiful surrounding views of the landscapes and the mountains. We will stop on the way for lunch and reach Pokhara in around 6-7 hours. We will have dinner in Pokhara and stay at a hotel in Pokhara.

    You can also take a flight to Pokhara which takes about 25 mins.

      • Overnight stay at a hotel.
      • Included meal Breakfast.
  3. day 3


    Highest Altitude 1940 m/6364 ft
    Trek Duration 4-5 hrs

    After breakfast, we’ll drive to Nayapul and begin our hike towards Ghandruk. It will take us about 4-5 hours to reach our destination via Birethati, Syauli Bazar, and Kimche along beautiful terraced fields.

      • Overnight stay at Hotel (room with attached bathroom)
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  4. day 4

    Ghandruk to Bayeli Kharka

    Highest Altitude 2590 m /11318 ft
    Trek Duration 6-7 hrs

    We will walk through the beautiful rhododendron forest and ascend uphill. We pass through Deurali before finally reaching Bayeli Kharka. We will spend the night there.

      • Overnight stay at Community Lodge
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  5. day 5

    Bayeli Kharka to Chistibung

    Highest Altitude 3660 m/ 11611 ft.
    Trek Duration 5-6 hrs

    We hike through the grassy slope and pasture land uphill before reaching Upper Chistibung. The hike is for about 4 hours.

      • Overnight stay at Khopra Community Lodge
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  6. day 6

    Chistibung to Khopra Ridge

    Highest Altitude 3,660m / 11,811ft
    Trek Duration 6 hrs

    We ascend through pastures for about 3 to 4 hours until we finally reach Khopra Ridge. The hill provides some magnificent views of the mountains.

      • Overnight stay at Tea House
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  7. day 7

    Khopra to Khayer Lake

    Highest Altitude 4660 m/ 15288 ft
    Trek Duration 7 hrs

    We begin early as we hike further uphill towards Khayer Lake. We tread the trail for about 4 hours to reach the lake. The lake is located at the foot of Annapurna South. We come back to our lodge by the evening and we trek back down for 3 hours.

      • Overnight stay at Teahouse
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  8. day 8

    Khayer lake to Swanta Village

    Highest Altitude 2200 m / 7220 ft
    Trek Duration 5 hrs

    We trace back our path until Chistibung. From there, we take a different trail downhill until we reach the Swanta village. The total hike is about 5 hours.

      • Overnight stay at Hotel 
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  9. day 9

    Swanta village to Ghorepani

    Highest Altitude 2,880m / 9,350ft.
    Trek Duration 5 hrs

    After an hour of a trek from Swanta, we join the popular Ghorepani trek route. We hike for another 4 hours uphill to reach Ghorepani.

      • Overnight stay at Hotel (room with attached bathroom)
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  10. day 10

    Return to Pokhara.

    Highest Altitude 800 m / 2624 ft
    Trek Duration 5 hrs

    On the last day, we continuously descend until we reach Nayapul. From there, we take a car ride to Pokhara.

      • Overnight stay at Inn with attached bathroom.
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch)


    • Airport picks up and transfers to hotel.
    • One night hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan.
    • Kathmandu to Pokhara by deluxe tourist bus.
    • Bus station to hotel by car.
    • Two nights hotel in Pokhara (Before and after the trek).
    • Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara by Private Car.
    • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, and Tea/Coffee).
    • Accommodation along the trek.
    • An experience Guide (salary, transportation, insurance, equipment, food, and lodging included). Porter (One porter for two trekkers, salary, transportation, insurance, equipment, food, and lodging included.
    • Equipment: Down Jacket, Sleeping Bag, Rain Coat (Return after the trek).
    • All Legal Documents (TIMS, Permit, etc).
    • Dry fruits along the trek.
    • Token of love for the company.
    • Farewell dinner.
    • Private Car Drop Service to Airport.


  • Extra nights in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Cold drinks; coke, mineral water, beer, Fanta, etc.
  • Personal Expenses (shower, boiled water, telephone, laundry service, etc).
  • Tips for guide and porters.

Khopra Ridge Trek Map

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Unique Experience at the Best Price

Overall, it is a unique, short, and secluded trek that is known to a few people. If you want to experience trekking through a short and less busy route, then Khopra Trek is for you. Moreover, you’ll see some stunning views of the mountains and discover the secret Khayer Lake. In addition, we provide this trekking package at an affordable price all-round the year.

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Khopra Ridge Trek: Behold the Beauty of Khayer Lake. Company Reviews


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North Nepal trekking team were good friends and advicter of my trekking tour. I did 9 days of adventures trekking to poon hill, kopra and annapurna abc. My most liked experience when look back to Nepal.

Thank you guys that you made my journey so special.

Maria Therese

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