The Khopra Ridge trek starts in Ghandruk. This village is famous for the recruitment of the fearsome Gurkha soldiers. The trail winds through rhododendron forest to Tadapani. Here you will be treated with a view of the mighty Machapuchre mountain, also known as Mount Fishtail. After Tadapani you will leave the well trodden Annapurna trails, and start hiking on the remote Khopra Ridge trail. Dobato is a local settlement with teahouses boasting exceptional views. At Dobato teahouse we will wake up early in the morning to climb the Muldai Peak at 3780 meters for a breathtaking sunrise view. After that it’s a full day hiking to the community lodge of Chistabang. Khopra Ridge is only a few hours ascending. The wide ridge offers a 360 degree view of some of the stunning Annapurna mountains. The community teahouse is located right on the ridge, and again you have a chance for a beautiful sunrise. Slowly the sun will touch the famous summits of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Machapuchre. After that you descend to the lovely village of Swanta and towards the ending point of Khopra Ridge trek.
Day 01 Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 02 Drive to Ghandruk ( 1951m – 4 hrs.)
Day 03 Trek to Tadapani (2630m – 4 hrs.)
Day 04 Trek to Dobato (2620m – 5 hrs.)
Day 05 Climb Muldai Peak (3780m) for sunrise view and trek to Chistabang (2975m – 8 hrs.)
Day 06 Trek to Khopra Ridge (3660m – 4 hrs.)
Day 07 Trek to Swanta (2200m – 5 hrs.)
Day 08 Trek to Nange Thanti (2430m – 5 hrs.)
Day 09 Trek to Tikhedunga (1450m – 5 hrs.)
Day 10 Trek to Bhirethanti (1025m – 4 hrs.) and drive to Pokhara (2 hrs.)
- Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel (extra charge for Patan and Bhaktapur)
- Return drive by tourist bus Kathmandu to Pokhara; private drive to start and from end trek
- Certificate of CO2-emission free return drive Kathmandu to Pokhara
- One night in guesthouse including breakfast in Pokhara before and after trek
- Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
- Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for the mountain guide
- Free use of waterproof bag ( only available with porter service)
- ACAP fee and TIMS card and local taxes
- Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu
- International flight to Kathmandu
- Nepal entrance visa
- Accommodation and all meals in Kathmandu
- All meals in Pokhara
- Lodging and food during trek
- Porter service for carrying luggage. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 10 kg. per person
- All beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge during trek
- Personal travel insurance
- Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
- Any cost that arise due to change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
- Gratitude and tips for mountain guide (and porter
Sherpa Heritage Trails
Sherpa Heritage Trails is an authentic trekking specialist in Nepal. We have a passion for off beaten treks, (Sherpa) community trekking and expeditions. Our company is founded and owned by Sherpa. All born and raised in the heart of the Himalaya. That is why we know the trails like no other. We know how and where to offer you the best possible views, the most special encounters and enriching experiences. There is no better way to explore the Himalaya than with a Sherpa.
We offer tours for both the individual trekker or groups, and for schools and volunteers. We can customize any trip to meet your interests, physical abilities and personal schedule. Throughout all our programs we endorse responsible tourism.
Our main goals are:
- Trekking staff and porter welfare
- Respect local culture
- Protect the children
- Carbon footprint offset
- Preserve nature & safeguarding forests
- Support local communities
Tashi Delek Foundation
Sherpa Heritage Trails supports the Tashi Delek Foundation (Netherlands). The foundation
supports and educates the local farmer community in the Solukhumbu region. Their main
focus is agricultural knowledge, water efficiency, practical education and microfinance.
During the projects the foundation encourages self sufficiency of the local communities.
In 2018 a new practical school project was initiated for high school students. The students
receive classes in English language skills and practical farming classes. With this educational
project Tashi Delek hopes to encourage young locals to live and work in their home region.
This is instead of leaving the Solukhumbu for the big cities or abroad for jobs.