Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1330m
Welcome to Nepal! Our representatives will be waiting for you in the arrival section. You will be greeted and be transferred to the hotel. O/N at 3-star hotel.
Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m/25minutes and drive from Pokhara to Kimche and trek to Ghandruk 1940m/1 hour
Early morning, take a flight to Pokhara with picturesque mountain views. On arrival at Pokhara, we will drive to Kimche via Nayapul enjoying the countryside view. Then, we ascend on stone steps through the forest to reach Ghandruk, which is the largest Gurung village in the Annapurna region. In Ghandruk, we get to experience the Gurung lifestyle and culture. We visit the Gurung Museum and the Buddhist monastery. An outstanding view of Annapurna South (7219m) and Machhapuchhre (6993m) can be seen from anywhere in Ghandruk. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 3: Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani 2630m/3 hours
Wake up to an amazing view of the mountains. Ascend ahead and leave the terraced hillsides and the beautiful village of Ghandruk behind. This will be a pleasant walk due to the sound of birds and small waterfalls, and in spring, the rhododendron will be in full bloom. We will have a beautiful vista of the Annapurna massif, Machhapuchhre (6993m), and Lamjung Himal (6983m), along the way. Walking through oak and rhododendron forest, we arrive in Tadapani, which caters the perfect sunset and sunrise views. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 4: Trek from Tadapani to Dobato 3420m/5 hours
Initially walk through thick rhododendron forest and ascend above the tree line for an excellent view of the Annapurna range. Ascending through the rhododendron forest, we arrive at Meshar Danda. Then, we ascend slowly through the forest to reach Isharu, and again walk in the savannah, descend for a while and ascend between small hills to reach Dobato. You can stay an extra day to hike to Hidden Lake from Dobato. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 5: Trek from Dobato to Chistibung 3026m/4 hours
Early morning, hike 30 minutes up to Muldai View Point for a 360-degree view of the Himalayas including the Dhaulagiri range and Annapurna massif along with Machhapuchhre (6993m). After descending through a thick forest of rhododendron, we ascend until reaching Bayli Kharka. Then, descending through the thick forest of rhododendron, crossing a wooden bridge, moving uphill to reach the meadows, we ascend slowly to reach a herder’s settlement at Chistibung. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 6: Trek from Chistibung to Khopra Ridge/Danda 3660m/3 hours
Today, moving ahead to reach Khopra, we ascend above the tree line. We may encounter exotic wildlife like Himalayan Thar and Danphe pheasant. Ascending gradually, we reach Khopra Ridge for an overwhelming view of the Annapurna range, the Dhaulagiri range, Nilgiri (7061m), and so on. Across the Kali Gandaki Valley, the Dhaulagiri range overlooks the entire western horizon. Stay overnight at the Community Lodge.
Day 7: Khayer Lake excursion trip round trip 8-9 hours
Today, we hike to the holy Khayar Lake (4600m), also known as Khayar Barah. Khayar Lake is a sacred lake for Hindu pilgrims, who visit the area on the occasion of Janai Purnima, around the full moon of July-August. Ascending past a small stone Chorten, we arrive at the tranquil Khayer Lake with a backdrop of snow-capped Himalayas. Relishing the beautiful view comprised of the lake and the mountains, we head back to Khopra Ridge for an overnight stay at community lodge.
Day 8: Trek from Khopra Ridge to Swanta 2214m/5 hours
Descend and continue sharply downhill. We retrace the way back to Chistibung. Then, ascending through the jungles, we reach Kharka. This place is really enjoyable for lunch, after which, we cross the small wooden bridge. Afterward, the trail leads us to the bamboo forest on a trail rising and falling until our arrival in Swanta. You get to experience the warm hospitality of the Magar people here in Swanta. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 9: Trek from Swanta to Mohare Danda 3320m/7 hours
The trail descends to the suspension bridge over a small torrent. Then, the trail follows steep twist and turn to ascend until reaching Phalante to join the main trekking route to go to Ghorepani or Tatopani. Later, we head on out our trail of rhododendron forests as we ascend to Danda Kharka, crossing several yaks and sheep meadow land with an overwhelming view of the mountains. Afterward, we ascend to Fulbari then to Mohare Danda. Mohare Danda is a picture-perfect, natural, and tall ridge. It offers a panoramic view of the mountains of the Annapurna region. Stay overnight at Community Lodge.
Day 10: Trek from Mohare Danda to Nangi 2320m/4 hours
Early morning, enjoy the sunrise view over the mountains to walk further and enter the forest as we head on to Hampal Pass (3098m). Then the trek follows steep crisscross trails into the forest to reach a stone cemented trail, from where we continue walking down to the Magar Village of Nangi. The views of Dhaulagiri range and Annapurna range are clearly visible from the village. We explore the schools of the village and the surrounding area. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 11: Trek from Nangi to Galeshwar 1526m/6 hours
The trail goes steeply down in the stone stairways, then, ascends towards Banskharka, which has yards and yards of orange orchards. Descend on the small trail, avoiding the dirt road, we reach Kali Gandaki River, which we cross to arrive in Galeshwar.The famous Hindu temple is located in the central village. We will quickly visit this temple, and rest for the day. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 12: Drive from Galeshwor to Pokhara
After such an amazing trip, we finally bid goodbye to this amazing place and drive back to Pokhara enjoying the scenic view of the countryside villages filling up the landscape. You can relax by the Shore of Phewa Lake, or visit the restaurants and pubs on the lakeside. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara.
Day 13: Morning Hike to World Peace Stupa and afternoon fly back to Kathmandu.
In the morning, we hike up to World Peace Stupa and see the 360-degree view of Himalayan ranges from Manaslu to Dhaulagiri ranges including Machhapuchhre (6993m) and the Annapurna massif. A bird's eye view of entire Pokhara valley and also Phewa Lake can be seen from the stupa. Then, we hike back to Phewa Lake and take a boat to cross the lake. In the afternoon, transfer to airport to take the flight back to Kathmandu. Our car will be waiting to pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the 3-star hotel.
Day 14: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Farewell! We shall drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight. We hope to see you again!
Pricing on group size basis;
All inclusive Trek Cost for 2-4 persons basis; USD 1450 per person
All inclusive Trek Cost for 5-8 persons basis; USD 1300 per person
Join with us on Khopra Danda/Ridge Trek in Annapurna in 2020/2021.
Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by clients themselves.