Khopra Panoramic Trek
Khopra Panoramic Trek

Khopra Panoramic trek is recently opened new trekking trail which offers great views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South. Hiunchuli, Annaapurna 1, Nilgiri, Tukuche peak, Fewa Lake, sunrise, sunset and the green countryside. It is located on the lap of Mt. Annapurna South which starts from Pokhara Phedi or Nayapul and ends at Nayapul or Tatopani. Mulde Danda is the prime central point for panoramic scenery of holy mountains where you can visit a holy lake called Khayar Lake as well. It is not existed only for beautiful scenery but also for its own religious value. The giant snow-capped mountains, beautiful Ghandruk village, unique culture of ethnic groups, Pokhara city and various kinds of flora and fauna can observed on this trek. This trek is suitable for those who are physically fit and can walk around 5/6 hour per day. The best season is from February to May and September to December. Both camping and teahouse trekking can be done for this trek.

 


Brief itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) by tourist bus 6/7 hours

Day 04: Pokhara to Nayapul (1,070m) and trek to Syaulibazaar (1,220) 3/4 hours

Day 05: Syaulibazaar to Ghandruk (1,940) 4/5 hours

Day 06: Ghandruk to Tadapnai (2,630m) 3/4 hours

Day 07: Tadapani to Bayeli Kharka (3,426m) 5/6 hours

Day 08: Bayeli Kharka to Chistibung (2,975m) 5/6 hours

Day 09: Chistibung to Khopra (3,660m) 4/5 hours

Day 10: Khopra to Swanta village (2,200m) 5/6 hours

Day 11: Swanta village to Shika (2,600m) 4/5 hours

Day 12: Shikha to Tatopani (1,160m) 3/4 hours

Day 13: Tatopani to Beni and back to Pokhara 6/7 hours

Day 14: Pokhara to Kathmandu 7/8 hours

Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu

Day 16: Final Departure

 


Type of Services:

In Nepal the trekking can be categorized into three types: Therefore we have three types of services for trekking on the basis of client's requirement and request. You can choose any one among these three and the programme and price will be changed accordingly.

01: Fully Organized Camping Trek:

Camping trekking is that kind of trekking on which all the food are prepared and served to the clients in their own dinning tents and they have to spend their night an open area in the tent during the trek. This type of trekking are organized in those areas where Lodges are unavailable and difficult to accommodate during the trek. All the members have to sleep in the tents and breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared by the cook and Kitchen staffs.  The essential things such as tents, foods, utensils, tables, chairs, stoves and kerosene are taken from Kathmandu. Hence, this type of trekking is a bit expensive instead of tea house trek because we have to take everything from Kathmandu. The price covers all permits, transportation, staffs salary and insurance along with your domestic flight tickets, transportation and accommodation in Kathmandu as well.

02: Full Package Lodge or Tea house Trek:

Teahouse or Lodge trek is a type of trek on which we will eat and sleep at lodge during the trek. The package covers all the foods (breakfast, lunch and dinner) accommodation, trekking permits, hotel in Kathmandu, arrival and departure, round transportation and domestic flight tickets along with staffs salaries, foods accommodation and their insurance.

03: Guide or porters with accommodation:

This type of trekking is based on lodge trek. The price includes only guide or porter, his foods, accommodation, insurance and your accommodation and trekking permits during the trek.We are always flexible for the price and itinerary and please never hesitate to ask question if you have any queries. We are here just for to give quality of service.

 

Key notes for trekkers



Foods:

You can have the food on the basis of your order on the fixed priced menu on this trek. We will serve you three times meal a day during the trek. Breakfast and dinner with tea or coffee are served at the same hotel where we stay but the lunch we will take on the way to trek. The best authentic Nepalese food is Daal bhat (that comes with lintel, rice, pickle, meat or vegetable). You can consult with your guide for lunch, dinner and breakfast so that you will get the authentic and hygienic foods during the trek. Most of the clients have to eat food at the hotel where they stay according to the rules and regulation of the local. As you check in lodge, you have to give the order for dinner and fix the time because in the mountain the hotel kitchen is small where the innkeeper cooks everything over a single wood or kerosene stove with a limited supply of pots. So, it may take a bit longer.

Accommodation in Annapurna region:

Nepal is the only one country of the world where you have to adjust with the climate of Himalayan, hilly and Terai region. The climates and facilities of accommodation as well differs place to place and region to region. The Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara will be in 3 star categories hotel. All accommodations are normal on a twine-shared basis. The room sharing partner will be arrange on the basis of your age and sex. All the accommodation will be in normal lodges and most of the rooms will be common shared bathroom on the trek. You will get room with attached only in few places during the trek. The United Brothers Trek and Expedition will book the best lodges during the trek as they can. You can get room with attached only in few places during the trek but the bathroom will be frozen due to cold in the higher places. If you want single room, please notify it before your arrival, and we will tell the extra price for that and book the hotel accordingly. You can get the single room in city like Kathmandu and Pokhara easily on the basis of your choice but in the mountain during the trek, sometimes the hotel owner does not want to give single room due to lack of rooms or overflow of trekkers. In such cases, you have to consider and sleep on twine sharing basis with your friends.
There are only limited lodges mainly at Annapurna Base Camp, Tilicho Base Camp, Mardi Himal Base Camp and Thorong Phedi the way to Annapurna circuit. In those places sometimes all the rooms will be fully booked due to over flow of tourist and in such case, we have to sleep in the dormitory room or dining hall with 10-15 persons.

Temperature in Annapurna region;

The weather and climate differs from place to place in Nepal. The best season for trekking starts from September to December and March to April. The best season for trekking in Nepal can be divided into autumn (fall) and spring. September to December season falls on Autumn Season. September and October are the best and peak season in Nepal. During these months the weather is warm and pleasant. The temperature during the day is 15 to 20 degree celcius but at night will be cold. As you go higher the weather will be colder. The sky will be clear and monsoon is over. Sometime it snows and that time the temperature goes to be below 0 degree during the night.
November and December is also good season for trekking. These two months will be a bit colder. Temperature during the day is 15 to 20degree celcius but at night the temperature goes to be below 0 to -10 degree celcius. Hence you need to bring good sleeping bag for Annapurna Base Camp and Annapurna circuit Trek. January and February is taken low season due to cold. During these period, the weather will be too cold at higher place and the way to Thorong pass, Tilicho Pass and Annapurna Base Camp will be blocked sometimes due to over snow. Most of the hotel at high pass will be closed due to cold. The temperature during the day will be like 5 to 10 degree celcius but at night goes to be -10 to -15 degree celcius.
Likewise, March to May is the good season for trekking. The weather is warm and good for climbing as well. The sky will be clear and all the way will be dry but a bit dusty and windy. The hilly region covers by the beautiful flowers of Magnolia and rhododendron and seems colorful. The temperature is 20 to 25 degree Celsius during the day but will be cold below 0 degree Celsius at night at the higher place.
June to August is rainy season and most of the areas are a bit difficult to travel due to landslide and rain. Most of the hills will be covered by clouds and all most all views cannot be during this season.

Drinking water:

Drinking water is the most important thing for the travel. During your trek, all the trekkers are requested not to drink the water directly from the tap. The tap water on the way is not pure to drink .You can buy mineral water on the way to drink but it may not get all the way because the ACAP has banned the plastic bottles to prevent environmental pollution. So, you can take personal water bottle from Kathmandu and fill the drinkable water in it from the available place or you can put in purification tablet before drinking. That is the best way to be safe from the disease which may cause from impure drinking water during the trek. Some of the trekkers use to drink water from the tap due to the lack well information. So, it's not good to drink water from the tap for your health.

Physical Strength and pre-experience:

Trekking means walking on foot to visit and observe panoramic beauty being close to Nature. You have to walk at least 5/6 hours per day. The trekkers must be physically and mentally fit enough. Everyday walking and jogging help you to achieve the target. If you have pre experience of trekking that helps a lot but nothing is impossible if you wish from your bottom of heart. Hence, clients are requested to do a lot of exercise for walking. You can walk or jogging every day before travelling that makes your muscle strong and fit for the trek. Better to do short trekking before joining longer trek like Passes above 5000m.

High Altitude Sickness:

High Altitude Sickness (HAS) or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is one the main problems during the trekking and any one (Mountain climbers, hikers, skiers or travelers) can be victims of AMS apart from their Physical Strength. It is the most dangerous things which has no any specific medicine and one needs to be cautious from the initial period. It starts normally above 2400m and the main causes are walking faster, less drinking water, lack of acclimatization, addiction of alcohol and cigarettes and lower level of oxygen and air pressure. The prime symptoms of AMS are dizziness, headache, vomiting, nausea, insomnia and anorexia. The best way to prevent it is to drink plenty of water, and enough acclimatization at above 2400 m. Our tour leader and staffs will have sufficient first aid medicine and kit but in case of creasing situation of AMS one might need to cancel the trip and descend down. If the situation of the patient is getting worse, clients will be airlifted immediately for further treatment in hospital at Kathmandu.

Essential equipment and packing list:

Please read the brief guideline for packing list which assist you to be well prepared. We have listed most of the important equipment list here but it may differ a little bit according to the season, area of trip and the duration of trek. The sleeping bag and down jacket are provided through United Brothers Trek and Expedition but if you want to bring your own that will be better and fit for you. The porter will carry your luggage but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Hence we want to request you to pack the necessary thing that you need during the day.

Valuable documents and items;

Passport with valid date and flight tickets.

Photocopies of valid passport, Passport sized Photos, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance.

Some cash (Dollar, Pound or Euro) for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts.

Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

Wearing Clothes and equipment;

Sleeping bag (good one -20 degree celcius

Down jacket

Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

Few pairs of T-shirts

One pairs of hiking shorts,

Fleece or woolen trousers

One pairs of hiking trousers

Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)

Light and expedition weight thermal tops

Warm hat (that covers your ears)

Few pairs of underwear

Warm gloves

Few pairs of shocks

Cap or Hat (that can be used during the day at lower place to protect from Sun)

Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions

Trekking boots

Trekking shoes (light)

2 pairs of Sunglasses

Headlamp with extra bulbs and batteries

1 medium-sized quick drying towel

Gaiters and Crampon (For winter, high passes or peak climbing only), optional

Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)

Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)

Rucksack and Travel Bags;

1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters)

1 large duffel bag

A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables things

Medical;

Small, personal first-aid kit. (Normal and light)

Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters

1 skin-blister repair kit

Anti-diarrhea pills

Anti-headache pills

Cough and/or cold medicine

Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox

Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.

Water purification tablets or water filter

Toiletries;

Toothbrush/paste

1 small folding knife

Multi-purpose soap

Sun Cream

Deodorants

Nail clippers

Face and body moisturizer

Female hygiene products

Small mirror

Personal Hygiene

Tissue /toilet roll

Anti-bacterial hand wash

 

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)

Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport is the only one international airport of Nepal from where you will be welcomed with a great hospitality by the representative of United Brothers Trek and Expedition and transferred to the hotel. After having checked in the hotel, we will give you a short briefing about the trip and collect the essential documents (Passport and Photos) from you to issue the trekking permits. You can rest the leisure time exploring around and stay a night at the hotel with breakfast.

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu

You can get up in the morning and have breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we will come to pick you up at the hotel and take for full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley (the world heritage site). At first, we will drive you to Swayambunath Temple. Swayambunath means self-originated Buddhist Temple which is known as Monkey Temple as well. It is located on the top of the hill from where you can see the superb view of the whole Kathmandu Valley. After having visited this holy temple, we will drive you to Boudha Stupa. It is a holy place for Buddhist and pilgrims which was slightly damaged during due the tremor of 2015 but later rebuilt. It is one of the largest spherical stupas in the world. From here, we will take you to Pashupatinath Temple that is pretty close from Boudhanth. Pashupatinath Temple, located at the bank of the Bagmati River is one of the biggest and most popular Shrines where you can behold for Hindus. Pashupatinath Temple which is the biggest Hindu Temple. You can see the ritual and cremation activities according to the Hindus Culture. At the end of the day, we will return back to the hotel. By the evening, we will take you to a Nepali restaurant for welcome dinner with typical Nepali cultural dance. At last, we will drop you to the hotel and spend a night with breakfast.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) by tourist bus 6/7 hours

On the next day, early in the morning, we will go to the tourist bus station to head to Pokhara which takes approximately 6/7 hours. Pokhara is 200km far from Kathmandu and the journey commences with the beautiful scenery of Trishuli River, Manaslu Himal, Lamjung himal and the green countryside. After 6/7 hours of long drive we will get to Pokhara. Pokhara a beautiful city is popular for tourist. It is the starting point of most of the short and longer trek of the western Nepal. It has its own value due to the tremendous view of Mt. Fishtail, Gangapurna, Annapurna iii, Lamjung himal, Stupa view and Fewa Lake. You can visit, Devis Fall, Mahendra Cave, Bat Cave, Barahi Temple, World Peace Stupa and Sarangkot. Wold Peace Stupa and Sarangkot are the best view point of Pokhara from where you can see the picturesque view of entire Pokhara Valley along with Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna South, Annapurna iii and Lamjung Himal. You can boat at the Fewa Lake as well. We spend a night there.

Day 04: Pokhara to Nayapul (1,070m) and trek to Syaulibazar (1,220) 3/4 hours

Today we will drive you by a car to Nayapul which takes about 2 hours. On the way to Nayapul you can see the wonderful Fish Tail, Annapurna South, and Annapuna II along with other mountains and the whole Pokhara valley as well.Nayapul is the starting point of our trek from where we commence the trek through a small villge to Birethanti which is the main entrance of Ghorepani trek. There is a signpost which shows the way to Ghorepani and Ghandruk, We follow the right arrow which goes through the bank of Modi River and tiny village and finally arrive at Syaulibazar. We stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Syaulibazaar to Ghandruk (1,940) 4/5 hours

From here the trail gently climbs up through stone staircase route with the beautiful scenery of rice traces, Annapurna South, Fishtail and Hiunchuli and gets to Kimche where we stop for a cup of tea. After that we continue our journey to Ghandruk through nice stone paved route and tiny village. From the bottom of Ghandruk the way climbs up and arrives at Ghandruk. Ghandruk is huge Gurung village where you can visit old and new Gurung museum which shows the real culture of Gurung Community. You can see the picturesque view of Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Gangapurna and fishtail. We stay a night there at lodge.

Day 06: Ghandruk to Tadapnai (2,630m) 3/4 hours

After having spent a wonderful night at Ghandruk village, we climb up slowly with the picturesque views of Mt. Fishtail, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli and Annapurna south. The way goes through green dense forest and arrives at Bhaisi Kharka (Bufallo pasture). Here we will stop for lunch. After lunch, we ascend again through the dense forest of rhododendron and sometimes you will see white monkey hanging on the tree. After 4 hours of long walking, we will get to Tadapani and spend a night there.

Day 07: Tadapani to Bayeli Kharka (3,426m) 5/6 hours

Tadapani is small beautiful village situated in the middle of the dense forest of rhododendron. From here, we continue our jouney to Bayeli Kharka through the green dense forest and get to Meshar after 2 hours of walking. We carry on our journey to Bayeli Kharka which takes altogether 5/6 hours and spend a night there. Bayeli Kharka is a small village which is famous due to its popular view point called Mulde view point from where you can see all the superb views of Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Fewa Lake along with green countryside. You can see the Sunset and Sunrise as well. We spend a night over there.

Day 08: Bayeli Kharka to Chistibung (2,975m) 5/6 hours

Today, we will get up early in the morning and head to Mulde view point to see Sunrise and then come back to the camp. After having breakfast, we start our journey to Chistibung which takes about 5/6 hours. The entire way of today is up and down and we have to walk slowly to be safe from high altitude sickness. We spend a night there.

Day 09: Chistibung to Khopra (3,660m) 4/5 hours

We take breakfast and commence our journey to Khopra which is our main destination. Today the way is steep and a bit complicated due to high. So, it will be better walk slowly which may help to reduce the chances of high altitude sickness. It is the best view point of this trek from where you can see the breathtaking views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna 1, Annapurna south along with sunrise and sunset. You can visit Khayar Lake as well. It is a holy lake which has its own religious value among Nepalese. It takes approximately 4/5 hours to get to Khopra. We spend a night there.

Day 10: Khopra to Swanta village (2,200m) 5/6 hours

Today, we descend down to Swanta village with the picturesque views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range. After 5 hours of walking we will arrive at Swanta village where we spend a night.

Day 11: Swanta village to Shika (2,600m) 4/5 hours

The way descends down to Chitare village first and then carry on our trip to Shikha. It is huge village where many lodges are available for accommodation. We spend a night there at lodge.

Day 12: Shikha to Tatopani (1,160m) 3/4 hours

Shikha is a nice Magar village from where we start our trek after breakfast. The way descends constantly down to Kaligandiki River and crosses two long suspension bridges and goes through rocky landslide trail and finally gets to Tatopani. Tatopani means hot water in Nepali language. There is a natural hot spring and it has its own value. You can remove all the skin disease if you washed in the hot spring. It is located at the bank of Kaligandaki River where many nice lodges are available for accommodation. We spend overnight at lodge.

Day 13: Tatopani to Beni and back to Pokhara 6/7 hours

From here, we will catch a bus to Beni and then return back to Pokhara which takes at least 6/7 hours and spend a night there.

Day 14: Pokhara to Kathmandu 7/8 hours

Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara remembering the wonderful moments of the trek

Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu

Today you have whole day free and can do shopping for your final departure. By the evening we will do farewell dinner for the last day of your trip and spend overnight at hotel.

Day 16: Final Departure

We will drop you to the airport for your final departure and say good bye to all of you until your next visit.

 

 

What is Included in the Cost

  • Arrival and departure transportation by private vehicle

  • 4 Nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast

  • 2 Nights Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast

  • One day full day sightseeing in Kathmandu

  • All entrance fees in Kathmandu during your sightseeing

  • Welcome and farewell dinner

  • Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu transportation

  • Pokhara/Nayapul and Tatopnai/Pokhara transportation

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle as per itinerary

  • All government, local and airport taxes

  • All essential paperwork for trekking permits

  • Tims Card

  • National park fees

  • Sleeping Bag (need to return back to the office after trek)

  • Down Jacket (need to return back to the office after trek)

  • Accommodation on twine room sharing basis during the trek

  • Foods (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea or coffee during the trek

  • Porters (2 trekkers- 1 porter)

  • An English speaking and government license holder trekking guide

  • Staff's salaries, their insurance, equipment, foods, accommodation and transportation

  • Medical Kit

  • T-shirt, cap and map from united brothers trek and expedition with its logo

  • Trekking poles

What is Excluded in the Cost

  • Visa fees in Nepal

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara

  • International flight tickets

  • Travel Insurance

  • Helicopter Rescue

  • Medication

  • Hot Shower

  • Heater

  • Battery Charge

  • Mineral water

  • Hot water

  • Wi-fi

  • Personal expenditure (bar bills and laundry)

  • Extra porter

  • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara

  • Sightseeing in Pokhara

  • Tips for guide and porters

 

 

 

Trip dates trip price trip status
01 Mar, 2019 - 12 Mar, 2019 0.00 Available

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tirp fact

  • Duration : 12 days
  • Trip Grade : Moderate
  • Trip area : Annapurna region
  • Type of Trek : Lodge Trek
  • Group Size : 1-10 pax
  • Max height : 3,660m
  • Starting point : Nayapul
  • Ending point : Tatopani
  • PKR/Nayapul : Car/Jeep/ Hiace
  • Tatopani/PKR : Jeep
  • KTM/PKR/KTM : Tourist bus

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