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Kopra Ridge Trek with Poon Hill

Kopra Ridge via Poon hill

Highlights

  • Explore and Enjoy Annapurna Trekking
  • Trek via Ghandruk and Ghorepani villages
  • Enjoy Himalayas from Poon hill and Kopra Ridge
  • Enjoy the community hospitality in Annnapurna foothill
  • Enjoy magnificent view of of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri 
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara Sightseeing

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:Greet and Meet at the airport and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02:Morning Breakfast and drive to Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara.

Day 03:Transfer Pokhara to Kimche. And Trek to Ghandruk 2,000m/6,560ft. 2 hours trek after 2 hrs drive.

Day 04:Trek Ghandruk to Tadapani, 2,500m/8,200ft. 4 Hours Trek.

Day 05:Trek Tadapani to Bayeli Kharka, 2,900m/9,515ft, 6 hours Trek.

Day 06:Trek Bayeli Kharka to Upper Chistibung, 2,975m/9,760ft. 4 hours Trek.

Day 07:Trek Upper Chistibung to Kopra Ridge, 3,660m/12,010ft. 3 hours Trek.

Day 08:Kopra Ridge - Explore Kopra Ridge, and Kaire Lake surroundings.

Day 09:Trek Kopra Ridge to Swanta Village, 2,200m/7,220ft. 5 hours Trek.

Day 10:Trek Swanta Village to Ghorepani, 3hrs trek.

Day 11:Poon Hill Excursion. Breakfast and Trek to Nayapool. 8hrs trek in total.

Day 12:Breakfast and Drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at Thamel, Kathmandu.

Day 13:Morning Breakfast at hotel, and we will transfer you to airport 3 hours before your flight time.

Detail Itinerary

Detail Itinerary

Day 1Greet and Meet at the airport and transfer to Hotel.We meet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, with your name on paper. And transfer to Hotel, 20min Drive.

Day 2Morning Breakfast and drive to Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara.Morning Breakfast and drive to Pokhara by private car, 5 hrs. Explore Pokhara lake side and phewa lake in the late afternoon. Overnight at Pokhara.

Day 3Transfer Pokhara to Kimche. And Trek to Ghandruk 2,000m/6,560ft. 2 hours trek after 2 hrs drive. After breakfast at Hotel, Private Jeep transfer to Kimche, 2hrs drive. And from Kimche trek to Ghandruk, 2-3 hrs trekking. Ghandruk - a charming Gurung village, is the major overnight point for trekkers in the Annapurna. Most of the houses here are of traditional design. There are fine views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli from the village. There is a Gurung museum in the village which is worth a visit in the afternoon. Overnight at a teahouse lodge.

Day 4Trek Ghandruk to Tadapani, 2,500m/8,200ft. 4 Hours Trek.After Breakfast, Trek to Tadapani, 4 hrs trekking. From Ghandruk we proceed upwards through Deorali and through Rhododendron forests and over a small pass to Tadapani. Overnight at a teahouse lodge.

Day 5Trek Tadapani to Bayeli Kharka, 2,900m/9,515ft, 6 hours Trek. Further from Tadapani, we start our trekking towards less touristic and relatively new trekking trail. In a sense we leave the main trekking route of Ghorepani - Ghandruk - Annapurna Base Camp and proceed towards Kopra Ridge. Further trek to Bayeil Kharka, 6 hours trek. The trail passes through rhododendron and oak forest following a trail originally used by villagers from Ghandruk to take their buffaloes, sheep and goats to the higher pastures in the summer months. The trail starts to ascend above the tree line and follows a ridge to Deurali (small pass) and then continues up to Bayeli Kharka where the first community lodge is located. From the lodge the view to west is dominated by Mount Dhaulagiri at 8,167m is the seventh highest mountain in the world. Overnight at a community lodge.

Day 6Trek Bayeli Kharka to Upper Chistibung, 2,975m/9,760ft. 4 hours Trek.Breakfast at lodge and trek to Chistibung, 4hrs trek. This trekking portion passes through pasture with a number of herder’s huts and grazing animals. Ample opportunities to spot the colorful Danphe pheasant, the national bird of Nepal, as well as Himalayan Tahr (the mountain goat) on the grassy ridge high above the trail. Overnight at a community teahouse lodge.

Day 7Trek Upper Chistibung to Kopra Ridge, 3,660m/12,010ft. 3 hours Trek. Breakfast at lodge and we start our journey towards the final destination Kopra Ridge, 3660 meters - 4 hours trek. The trail goes a steady ascent through alpine meadows and pastures then as one approaches Kopra Ridge, the tip of Annapurna South can be seen. Upon reaching our destination which is the Kopra community lodge, the full panorama is revealed: Mount Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Fang and Annapurna South can be seen. Lunch at the lodge, and explore the Kopra Ridge view point which offers great views of the Kali Gandaki river far below in the deep valley. Overnight at community lodge.

Day 8Kopra Ridge - Explore Kopra Ridge, and Kaire Lake surroundings.Breakfast at lodge and day hike from towards Kaire Lake which offers the superb views of the Fang and surrounding mountains. Today will be a long day excursion to Kaire Lake taking uptown 10 hours in total. Optionally we may avoid the long hike and explore the Kopra Ridge surrounding depending on your interests on the day. Overnight at community lodge.

Day 9Trek Kopra Ridge to Swanta Village, 2,200m/7,220ft. 5 hours Trek. After breakfast descend down to Upper Chistibung, 2hrs trek and further proceed towards Swanta Village, 2200 meters. Today will be bout 5-6hrs trekking. The trail offers great views of Mount Dhaulagiri with this mountain providing a lovely backdrop to the terraced fields and traditional houses in the nearby villages. Overnight at community lodge.

Day 10Trek Swanta Village to Ghorepani, 3hrs trek. Breakfast and trek to Ghorepani, 3 hours trek. After an hour of community trail trek, join the main trail to Ghorepani. Overnight at lodge.

Day 11Poon Hill Excursion. Breakfast and Trek to Nayapool. 8hrs trek in total.Early Morning excursion to Poon Hill. An hour hike in the early morning to see the giant Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. Breakfast and trek down to Nayapool. Private car transfer to Pokhara, 1hrs drive. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 12Breakfast and Drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at Thamel, Kathmandu. Morning Breakfast and private car transfer to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel Arts or similar. Afternoon/evening free and easy shopping time around Thamel.

Day 13Morning Breakfast at hotel, and we will transfer you to airport 3 hours before your flight time. After the breakfast at hotel in the morning, we organize Monkey temple, Kathmandu Durbar squrae, Ason local market sightseeing. In the evening, we drive you to the airport 3 hours before your flight time.

Cost Includes
  • Airport transfers while arriving and departing Kathmandu. 
  • Kathmandu to Nayapool transfers by private jeep and Pokhara to Kathmandu transfers by private van. 
  • Annapurna Kopra Ridge Trek via Poon HIll
  • 1 Guide for the group and 1 porter for each 2 trekkers
  • Daily Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea house accommodation
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara including breakfasts. 
  • Trekking permits (TIMS and ACAP)
Cost Excludes
  • personal expenses
  • lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu and Pokhara except mentioned. 

Key Info

  • Trip CodeThamelTT-0113
  • Duration:13 Days
  • Trip Grade NA
  • Destination: Nepal