Embark on a journey to the newly opened route in the Annapurna region. Filled with more than enough natural dominance at your disposal, this trek to the western Nepal is one to remember. Also known as the Khopre Ridge trek, the journey to Khopra Danda follows the route to Ghorepani but diverge down to the valley and eventually up the Khopa Danda, located north of Poonhill. The view of the Annapurna Massif from this hill is worth a million shots. Google it and you will know!
Although eventually known to be the substitute for Poonhill and to watch the mountains and sunsets, this trek enables you to enjoy the both end of the spectrum. Not only will the trekkers get to visit the beautiful Khorpa ridge as well as the village of GhorepaniI(2,874m) and the most popular Poon Hill(3,21m). The beauty of the miraculous Annapurna Massif, Mt. Dhaulagiri(8,167m) and the Nilgiri mountains set a spectacular backdrop of one of the most beautiful treks in the western Himalayas.
This Trek is perfect for beginners as it does not compromise with the beauty to its relative ease. The best season to visit would be September-November and March- May. Happy Land Trek will prepare all the food, accommodation and luggage arrangement. So, pack your bag and let's go on an adventure.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu transfer to hotel and over night in Kathmandu preparation for trekking
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus and over night in Pokhara (820m)
Day 03: Pokhara to Nayapul by private transport 1:30hrs and trek to Ulleri (2010m)
Day 04: Trek Ulleri to Ghorepani (2874m)
Day 05: Trek Ghorepani to Poon-Hill to Tadapani (2630m) early in the morning hike uphill to the Poon hill to see the sunrise view and Annapurna Himalayan range include the world's 7th height mountain Dhaulagiri (8167.m) after enjoying the view downhill to the Ghorepani and breakfast after breakfast trek to Tadapani.
Day 06: Trek Tadapani to Bayeli Kharka (3450m)
Day 07: Trek Bayeli Kharka to Khopra Danda (3660)
Day 08: Explore day, hiking Khopra Lake and over night in Khopra Danda
Day 09: Trek Khopra Danda to Shikha (1935m)
Day 10: Trek Shikha to Tatopani (1200m) Hot Spring
Day 11: Tatopani – Beni – Pokhara (820m) by local transport
Day 12: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1336m) by tourist bus
Day 13: Departure to international airport or if you have few days extra in Kathmandu you can chill, shopping, sightseeing etc
When trekking please don’t hesitate to ask out local guide while you're traveling regarding the amazing history and culture of Nepal. If you have any question's we are always happy to answer !
We trek per day between 4 to 8 hours its depending on the walk, we can always tailor the date to you and your needs. Whilst trekking with Happyland Treks we must try to drink 3 to 4 liters water per day. Water is known to help when combating mountain altitude sickness.
During the trek almost every village you will have access to boiled purified drinking water. When trekking you will go through terrain that can be flat, downhill uphill and at points with lots of stairs. We are always there to help and support you and your journey.
Learning about local culture and their people. Reaching to Khopra Danda 3660m. Poonhill 3210m. and Tatopani (hot spring) 1200m. During the trip we will sleep at a maximum altitude of 3660m. (Khopra Danda)
Mountain Altitude Sickness can affect anyone above 3000 meters. Altitude Sickness affects people regardless of sex. age and fitness. If you are showing signs of mountain altitude sickness your safety is our first priority and we will facilitate you getting down as fast as possible. We suggest prior to trekking to ensure you are in good health and have consulted with your GP. It is recommended prior to departing walking training is done so you have the most enjoyable time whilst trekking. Please don’t hesitate ask more.
ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS!
Many people suffer from mild symptoms of AMS (ACCUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS)
A light headache, loss of appetite and disturbed sleep may occur when suffering from AMS. If you experience any of these symptoms do not continue ascend. Instead, stay where you are or go down to acclimatize.
Hace – High Altitude Cerebral Edema (swelling of the brain)
Hape – High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (fluids in the lungs)
Persistent severe headache, difficulty breathing, confused thinking, loss of appetite, rapid breathing or breathlessness at rest, vomiting, coughing up pink, brown or white sputum, sound of liquid in the lungs, blueness of face and lips, severe lethargy (not wanting to do anything), persistent bubbling cough, or persistent increased heart rate (110 per minute)
Prevention:- Drink plenty of water (not alcoholic beverage) and eat fruit - especially when crossing high pass.
My wife and her friends convinced me that we would be more than capable of trekking through Nepal. At first I found this dubious but, as it transpires, there are treks readily available for those of us who are not as spritely as we once were! The trekking was still a challenge, of course, but the guide was very understanding and helpful and we were more than able to complete the journey. I had been told about the view of the Annapurna Massif but put simply, there are no words, and no one photo can do it justice. Truly, it is a marvel.
Thank you so much for being so wonderful, helpful with absolutely everything! Trek was smoothly amazing with beautiful scenery. meeting this company happyland treks greatly appreciated!!!