Enjoy sunrise from Sarangkot and set from sarangkot Beautiful himalayan Panorama of Annapurna Dhaulagiri, machhapuchhre and Catch Sceneries of more than 20 mountains Discover Gurung village and Explore Pokhara The City of Paradise and visit to international Mountaineering museum, devid water fall and world peace stupa.
Khopra Dada Trekking would take somewhere around 13 days. The khopra Dada is situated at the elevation of 3660 m. Atop this beautiful hill, one can have the mind- blowing panoramic views of fascinating and tall Himalayas including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Tukuche Peak (6800 m), Nilgiri (6600 m), Annapurna I (8091 m). Also, the views of Hiuchuli (6441 m), Machhapuchhre (6993 m), Annapurna II (7937 m) and Manaslu(8163 m) along with the close view of Annapurna South (7219 m) will keep you spellbound.
It is recommended to all the trekkers that, the best season to visit the place is from September to mid- December. Khopra Dada Trekking is quite popular among trekker because it is moderate and provides the exquisite views of the jaw- dropping Himalayan ranges along with the introduction to many cultural aspects of the country, especially with the Gurung, Magar and Poon people. The trekking basically starts from Nayapul and ends at TatoPani. Apart from all these, Ghandruk, the beautiful village on the way is another motivation for going for the trek.
BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL
Autumn Session: September – November
The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.
Winter Session : December – February
Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.
Spring Session: March – May
Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.
Summer Session: June – August
Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas. Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.
Team Composition in Trek
There will be one English speaking high altitude experience trek leader. There will be one assistant guide if required. Guide have inclusive knowledge of wilderness medical training. this arrangement ensure that if anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group. Porters for luggage carrying: two trekkers: one porters. It is depend number of porter where and how long you doing trek and Depending on the nature of the travel.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
This is a moderate trek suitable for trekkers who have the skill to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light bag. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks earlier to the trip to improve our strength and stability. Past hiking Experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes. You are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude. Self-confidence and strong determination best way to complete this trek successfully.
|Day 01||Kathmandu to Pokhara (Drive)||840 m||Lodge|
|Day 02||Pokhara to Naya Pool (Drive) to Ghanduruk||1940 m||Lodge|
|Day 03||Ghanduruk to Tadapani||2680 m||Lodge|
|Day 04||Tadapani to Bayeli Kharka||3450 m||Lodge|
|Day 05||Bayeli kharka to Khopra Ridge||3660 m||Lodge|
|Day 06||Day trip to Khaire Lake||4500 m||Lodge|
|Day 07||Khopra Ridge to Swata village||2200 m||Lodge|
|Day 08||Swata village to Ghorepani||2050 m||Lodge|
|Day 09||Ghorepani to Naya Pool to Pokhara (Drive)||840 m||Lodge|
|Day 10||Pokhara to Kathmandu (Drive)||1380 m||Lodge|
High altitude Sherpa Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Transfer to hotel brief you about tomorrow’s activities and collect your needed documents for our official needs. introduce with your trekking guide check the requirements and briefing about the Kopra Dada trek each day program. O/n at hotel.
Day 02: Pokhara to Ghandruk (1950m): 5 hours.
After breakfast in Pokhara at 7:30 then drive to Nayapul. This is stating point of khayar lekh trek. The drive takes 1:45 hours to Nayapul (42km) by car. After crossing the bridge at Birethanti the trail leads up to Modi Khola towards Sauli Bazaar, which is pleasant walking on the river bank. Then the trail leads uphill through stone steps to Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. which offers great scenery of farm terraces, village settlements, Mt. Annapurna and Mt fish trail as well as. O/n at hotel.
Day 03: Ghandruk to Tadapani (2680m): 5 hours.
After having breakfast at Ghandruk trek start to the trail leads up to Bhaisekharka through the forest and continue up to the Tadapani. Mostly the trail offers beautiful scenery and massif views of Annapurna and the forest offers pleasant walks through. O/n at hotel.
Day 04: Tadapani to Bayali kharka (3450m): 6 hours.
You should have your breakfast at the lodge and walk through the new trail towards the North ridge at Bayali. Today the trail is narrow even though you can observe the magnificent and most beautiful view of Annapurna South with Modi Khola valley at the down view with the green forest of Pine and Rhododendron. O/N at hotel.
Day 05: Bayali to Khopradanda (3360m): 5 hours.
After having breakfast at the tea house, the walk begins uphill to the ridge and has superb views of Annapurnas and the other valley of Kaligandaki. You walk through the jungle today with beautiful ride which offers great scenery. O/n at hotel.
Day 06: Explore day visit khayar lake
Today is exploring day to visit the beautiful Lake where very few people know about it. It is located at an altitude of 4600m above sea level even higher than Annapurna Base Camp and the water is so clean. It is said by the locals that is legendary as well. beautiful birds that you can see. O/N at hotel.
Day 07: Khopradanda to Swanta (2400m): 5 hours.
You can have your breakfast at the hotel and then start your trek to Swanta. It is downhill today at the beginning and up again to cross ridge to get to Swanta. Swanta offers beautiful view of Kali Gandaki valley and massif view of Mt. Dhauligiri with surrounding peaks. O/n at hotel.
Day 08: Swanta to Ghorepani (2888): 6 hours.
From swanta The trail drops down to Chtre then up to Ghorepani which is the popular trekking trail again where you meet other trekkers. Ghorepani is a popular commercial for trekkers to see closer distant views of the Annapurnas and Dhauligiri. Poon Hill is another attraction of Ghorepani where most people hike early in the morning to see the sunrise view which is the best view around the world. O/n at hotel.
day o9: Ghorepani to Pokhara (800m): 8 hours.
You should wake up early in the morning today to see the sun rise and great mountain views from Poon Hill, then trek down to your lodge then have breakfast. After your breakfast continue your walk down to Nayapul to get a bus ride to Pokhara. O/N at hotel.
Day 10: Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus (flight is an option)
Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus and it takes six hour drive. High altitude sherpa will come to meet you at the airport, drive to hotel. O/n at hotel.
Day 10: Final Departure to your own destinations.
Generally 3 hours before your flight time to get Kathmandu airport is needed in Nepal. So you transfer you to Kathmandu airport for your own destination.
The following basic equipment check lists should help you with your packing. Below are just lists for your information and ideas of clothing’s.
1.Sun hat or scarf
2.Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
3.Sunglasses with UV protection
5.Light and expedition weight thermal tops
6.Fleece jacket or pullover
7.Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
8.Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
9.Down jacket [you can rent in Kathmandu]- must necessary
11.Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
12.Fleece liner gloves.
13.Underwear ( minimum 4 and according to length of your trip)
14.Hiking shorts ( minimum 2 and according to length of your trip)
15.Lightweight cotton long pants
16.Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
17.Fleece or wool pants
19.Gore-tex jacket trouser
20.thin, lightweight inner socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)
21.Thick, warm wool hiking socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)
22.Hiking boots with spare laces
23.Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
24.Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F [Can rent in Kathmandu]
25.Headlamp and batteries
26.Basic First Aid Kit
27.Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
28.Water bottles (2)oiletries
30.Small wash towel
32.Leap gurd 30spf
34.Sun cream 50spf
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If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.
First Aid Kit:
1. Povidone-iodine cream -1 tube.
– Antiseptic cream.
2. Cotton- 1 roll.
–For dressing wounds.
3. Dressing gauze –5 pcs.
– For dressing.
4. Crepe bandage –2.
– Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.
5. Band- aid –10.
6. Dressing tape -1.
– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.
7. Moleskin second skin -1 packet:
– Great for treating chaffing and blisters.
Finger Pulse Oximeter:
1. Normal arterial oxygen is approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).
2. Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.
3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.
4. Values under 90 percent are considered low.
8. Paracetamole 500 mg – 20 tablets:
– For mild headaches.
9. Ibuprofen 400mg -10 taplets:
– To relieve moderate to severe pain.
10.Throat lozenges -20:
– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.
11.Decongestant -10 tablets:
– For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.
12. Antihistamine -10 tablets:
– For allergies.
13. Antiemetic -10 tablets:
– To control the vomit and nausea.
14. Azithromycin 500mg – 10 tablet:
– For bacterial diarrhea.
15. Omeprazole 200mg –10 tablets:
– For minor gastric upsets and acidity.
16. Tinidazole 200 mg-3 taplats(500mg-12 tablets):
– For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.
17. Acetazolamide 250 mg –20 tablets:
– For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.
18. Dexamethasone 400mg -10 tablets:
– To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.
19. Nifedipine 60mg – 10 tablets:
– To be use only under expert supervision to treat HAPE.
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