Annapurna Region Peaceful Khopra Ridge Community Trek
Peaceful Khopra Ridge Community Trek
Peaceful and exciting adventure around the Annapurna region Khopra Ridge Community Trekking, a short and exciting adventure in one of the hidden pockets of Annapurna Himalaya. Very few groups of trekkers and adventurers seldom venture the isolated corners of Khopra Ridge.
The highest point of the adventure is at Khopra Ridge; normally, most trekkers extend a day more visiting Khair Lake, which is further beyond Khopra ridge at the height of 4,247 m / 13 934 feet, regarded as the holy lake.
We have made the program shorter and best having an itinerary day of less than a week duration. Where interested people with limited time can enjoy and experience the differences between popular and off-the-beaten trekking trails.
An interesting adventurous walk starts from the famous renowned tourist city of Pokhara, blessed with naturally beautiful surroundings. Located on a valley encircled by green rolling hills and majestic Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna, Manaslu, and Lamjung ranges. Which reflects on its calm lakes of Phewa and Begnas, certainly a picturesque spot and the gateway to various adventures.
Khopra Ridge Community Trekking begins on leaving Pokhara city and the valley towards the foothills of Annapurna Himalaya. Walk follows on ancient Trans Himalaya Salt Trade Route of Nepal to Tibet, extending beyond Ghorepani and Upper Mustang region.
The first part of the trekking on the popular main trail to Ghorepani village, populated by the Poon Magar tribes. An uphill walk past nice farm fields, villages with a steep climb to Ulleri, and then on a gradual path to Ghorepani. Situated beneath the scenic and famous view-point Poon Hill, a popular spot for a stunning sunrise over an array of Himalayan peaks. From Poon Hill panorama of the world’s three highest peaks, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Annapurna range with magnificent Machhapuchare Himal, Fish-Tail peak.
Spending overnight at Ghorepani and a morning hike to Poon Hill for spectacular views and sunrise, the adventure continues to Khopra Ridge. Walk into a beautiful forest lined with rhododendron and pine trees as the route leaves behind the main trail. Heading towards hidden pockets of Annapurna Himalaya hills, walking past a few villages and into the complete mountain wilderness.
An exciting climb on leaving the last village of Sauta, as the walk follows a serene forested path. Slowly the tree lines fade for smaller alpine bushes on reaching our destination at scenic Khopra Ridge. On the highest spot of the adventure overlooking grand close views of the Dhaulagiri Himalayas with the Annapurna range.
Enjoy the glorious panorama of high snow peaks of Nilgiri, Annapurna Fang / Vara Shikar with Annapurna South. Spending an overnight in the comfort of a nice simple mountain lodge, the return journey on a long downhill. Taking an alternative route to the low, warm village of Tatopani, situated on the bank of the Kaligandaki River.
Tatopani means hot spring, which is close to this lovely large village one can enjoy refreshing hot bathing. As well as a dip in warm pools at Tatopani, our marvelous trek ends, taking an interesting drive back to Pokhara.
At Pokhara, for the last final overnight around the Annapurna region, then an exciting overland journey reaches Kathmandu to complete the trek. After a glorious experience and adventure on Khopra Ridge Trekking.