Nepal Khopra Dada Trek

Trip Highlights

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.

Trip Overview

Come visit Nepal, the country of Himalayas with High Altitude Sherpa treks packed with every facility you will ever need in the trek. Among all the treks taken to the Himalayas, Khopra Dada Trekking is one of the exceptional treks.

Khopra Dada Trekking would take somewhere around 13 days. The khopra Dada is situated at the elevation of 3660m. Atop this beautiful hill, one can have the mind- blowing panoramic views of fascinating and tall Himalayas including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6800m), Nilgiri (6600m), Annapurna I (8091m). Also, the views of Hiuchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Annapurna II (7937m) and Manaslu(8163m) along with the close view of Annapurna South (7219m) 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

 There will be one English speaking high altitude experience trek leader. There will be One assistant guide if required.

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.


Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

 This is a moderate trek suitable for trekkers who have the skill to walk 5-6 hours a day with a light day pack.

 Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks earlier to the trip to improve our strength & stability.

 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.

Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip.

Outline Itinerary

DAYS ITINERARY ALTITUDE O/N
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

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)

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.

Equipment List

The following basic equipment check lists should help you with your packing. Below are just lists for your information and ideas of clothing’s.

(a).head:-

1.Sun hat or scarf

2.Light balaclava or warm fleece hat

3.Sunglasses with UV protection

 

(B).Upper Body:-

4.T-shirts

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

(C).Hands:-

10.Lightweight gloves

11.Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

12.Fleece liner gloves.

 

(E).Lower Body:-

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

18.Gore-tex jacket

19.Gore-tex jacket trouser

 

(F).Feet:-

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

 

(G)Accessories:-

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

31.Swise nkife

32.Leap gurd 30spf

34.Sun cream 50spf

FAQ

What is the best season for this trekking?

  • Our trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September, the monsoonal rains decrease. By end of September through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December are the best time to do Everest base camp trek. From July to mid-September is raining season in Nepal. The best season for this Tour is any time between January to June and September to December.

 

How fit do I need to be for this trek ?

  • This is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the skill to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light day pack.  Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks earlier to the trip are a good idea to improve our strength and stability. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes; however you are in excellent health with average physical fitness.  Have a positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination best way to complete this trek successfully. Past hiking Experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip.

 

How long do we walk each day?

  • This is best measured in time – about 5 to 7 hours for each full day (or 10-15 km) in hilly   terrain. In the morning we walk from 8-11 am and in the afternoon from 1 -3 or 4 pm. 1/2-day or full day for rest is planned for each trek over 8 days in length

 

Are there a minimum and a maximum number for your groups?

  • We cater to all group sizes, while maintaining the field staff ratio to give you the best quality and experience.

 

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport?

  • YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100.

 

What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tours?

  • Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.

 

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?

  • Yes, our airport representative will be there to receive you at the airport. high altitude sherpa guide will be showing high altitude sherpa sign-board. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

 

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in trekking?

  • We use standard rooms at three tourist stander hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, tea houses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. At times when possible, dining will be around a bon fire. In tea houses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission.

 

Are the food and water safe to eat and drink? 

  • Hygiene when trekking generally has improved extensively over the last ten years. local trekking guide knowledge to choose the lodges, which maintain a high standard of hygiene. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you’ll stay at while for the lunch you would be stopping by on the way where you can order your meals as per your choice. Guide will help you to stop by at best possible places to eat. Most lodges serve boiled and filtered water, which is generally safe, we suggest a drop of iodine to be totally sure. We discourage the purchase of bottled water for the obvious environmental reasons. Please bring a water bottle with you, which you can refill.

 

How much additional money do I need per day?

  • It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 15 to USD 18 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking. Please note, higher you go the things would be expensive especially at higher altitude; all the goods are supplied either by helicopter, horse, mules or porters therefore the things are expensive.

 

What mode of transportation do you use  ?

  • Depending on the nature of the travel, the transportation to and from the destination varies from domestic flights to vehicular transportation to even piggy back rides on mules and yaks.

 

Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal?

  • Yes, you need to book your own International flights. We are a local agent and it would cost you significantly higher to book through us.

 

Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

  • There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides carry mobile with local sim card and easily you can buy on arrival time in airport. Also we have kept a satellite phone which has poor connection for the network of phones. Our guide’s use it during the case of emergency and also clients can use them by paying its rental fee..

 

Can I use credit cards in the places I visit?

  • Major credit cards are accepted in all places but you need to pay 4% extra as bank levy, which might make cash transaction is highly recommended. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains. if you try to exchange your foreign currency there you would be getting very less exchange rates.

 

Can I add extra days to my trip?

  • High altitude Sherpa can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food. If you are in private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible or if you were in-group then this option would be limited so please make sure before departure tour.

Cost Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  •  Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced, English-speaking trek leader and assistant trek leader
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • One map of Annapurna Base camp trekking
  • One Nepali mobile SIM card for local communication
  • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu with private vehicle
  • Annapurna conservation area entry permits
  • Trekking information management system TIMS
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Medical kit

Cost Not Include

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)

First Aid

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.

 

 

 


Medication:

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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Quick Facts

  •   Destination: Nepal-Pokhara
  •  Activities: Culture-Tour and Trekking
  •   Trip Grade: Easy
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu Capital of Nepal
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu Capital of Nepal
  •  Group size: 1+
  •  Best Seasons: April to june & September to November,
  •   Transportation: Flight- Tourist Bus

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