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Khopra Ridge hiking holiday 15 Days

Tourism Information of Beautiful Nepal

Max Altitude: 3660m
Best Season:  Oct – Dec And Mar – May
Difficulty Level: Easy

December ,January and February

It  is called the winter season in Nepal. It is a season for snowfall in mountain region above 4300m  in Nepal. So trekking is possible below 4500m during this period. This season is noted for occasional snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and relatively less trekkers on the trail.Sunrise and Sunset are seen very clear and beautiful in this season. So tourist who wants to pass short holidays during this period Himalayan vacation Treks and Expedition welcomes to see splendid view of nature.  During this period, we arrange family tour to experience natural beauty with short hikings and cultural tour.It is suitable for homestay tour through which  different rituals and culture can be experienced during this period. The famous homestay like Sailung Timal homestay,Timal homestay, Tamang Heritage Homestay, Ghalegaon Homestay are the special places to visit. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition arranges tour  for this places. Chitawan National park  Bardiya National Park are also the places to have live experience of culture and rituals.

March , April and May

It is spring season which is known as trekking season in Nepal. A smooth wind and gentle breeze is felt all over the country. Sunny days and clear  weather are the supportive factors  for trekking in this season. Presence of cloud can be seen in the sky during this season.So a short rainfall can be felt during this period.  It is the season of expedition and climbing high peaks in Nepal .So many tourist from different parts of the world come to climb peaks above 7000m in this season. Himalyan Vacation   Treks and Expedition arranges  tour and journey for climbing during this period.Peak climbing period can be enlength upto June so Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition arranges attractive programmes during this period.This period offer  plenty of opportunities for clear mountain views. It is also the time for flowers to blossom, and the national flower of Nepal – rhododendrons – coat the mountainsides with its colorful beauty throughout the spring.Except rhododendrons , many kind of natural flora and fauna makes Nepal very beautiful during this season

June ,July and August

It is rainy season in Nepal. As it is the season of heavy rainfall. it is also known as the crops harvesting season in Nepal. In this season, trekking is slight difficult in Nepal.  These times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. Trekking in the rain-shadow (places are out of reach of the rain clouds because of the high mountains) areas north of the Himalaya like Upper Mustang and Dolpo could be an ideal trek selection. However, Himalayan vacation  Treks and Expedition arranges  tour and trek during this period in dry areas. We  arrange treks and tour in dry areas like  Mustang , Upper Dolpa ,   Leh Ladakh (India) and Tibet.

September , October and November

Moderate temperatures, clear sky with outstanding views, making it a great time to do any of our trek. Occasional short storms may dump snow at high altitudes.This is the season of feast and festivals. This is also known as the special season for flowers in Nepal. Marigold is the popular and found best in this season. Temples and holy places are visited during this period. Festivals like  Dashain , Tihar  and Chhath are celebrated during this season. Long national holidays are offered for this festival for civil workers. This season is known as the king of the season. No rainfall, sunny days and moderate temperature are the most favourable factors of this season for treks and tours in Nepal.Every kind of treks and tours can be done during this period.So many tourist come to see beautiful Nepal in this season.  Many trekking routes are full of tourist during this season. Peaks 6000m to 7000m are the best destination for climbing  in this season.Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition welcomes tourist to feel the splendid view of nature  of  Nepal in this season.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu(1337m)

You are welcomed to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal renowned for historical monuments, Hindu Temples, and Buddhist Stupas/Monasteries. We meet our guests at the Tribhuvan International Airport. A staff member will be waiting with a Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition placard with our guests’ names displayed. After dropping luggage at the hotel, guests are taken for a short sightseeing tour. In the evening, guests are invited to a Welcome Dinner at a Nepali restaurant.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu(1337m)

A local guide will be available. According to your wishes, the guide will escort you for sightseeing. Sightseeing may include the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupati,  Boudhanath, Patan Durbar Square, and the Swoyambhunath areas.  Starting after breakfast, usually at 9.00am, the exploration of Kathmandu Valley can continue until 5.00pm. Lunch and dinner, you will be responsible for.

Day 03: Kathmandu-Pokhara (820m) by bus 6-7hours /air 35munutes

This day we travel for 6-7 hours if we are going bus. But if we are going by air it will take just 35min to fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Immediately after you left Kathmandu you climb to the pass over the mountain ridge that surrounds Kathmandu valley. If it is a clear day, you can enjoy the phenomenal view of Ganesh Himal, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna on the way. The road descends to about 400 meters and runs along the Trishuli River. Sometimes we can see group of people in rafts in the Trisuli River. The bus stops for lunch on the way. Finally we reach Pokhara the most beautiful city of Nepal by the afternoon. From today onwards, after the dinner or before we go to bed, the Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition trekking guide will take report and give briefing in every evening about the trek that we are going to make next day.

Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul  to Ghandruk (1,940m)  5-6 hours walk    Drive 2 hours

From Pokhara you will be transferred by road (private  Ben ) to the starting point of the trek at Nayapul.  and after  guide and  porters organize the load, we  will set off on the walk. We will  cross a small stream via suspension bridge and continue on a dirt road before crossing the Modi River to reach Birethanti. Soon you will reach the small hamlet of Shyauli Bazaar where you will stop for the lunch. After lunch you will start the climb to Ghandruk. From here the trail climbs more steeply up stone steps through settlements of Klieu, Kimche and Chane, where one can see beautiful scenery and village life. From the small village of Chane the trail traverses and then climbs up to the village of Ghandruk. Stay overnight at Ghandruk.

 Day 05: Ghandruk to Tadapani (2,630m) 5-6 hours

Another day, ascending ahead, but the walk will be comparatively easier with Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition staff, now that you’ve found your trekking legs! Leaving the terraced hillsides and the village of Ghandruk behind, you will enter oak and rhododendron forest. Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal. This is a particularly pretty part of the walk, the forest is alive with the sound of birds and small tumbling waterfalls which gives the perfect combination of nature and flora and faunna,In Spring, the rhododendron will be in full bloom. There are no villages on today’s route, but there will be a few teahouses at Baisi Kharkha, providing welcome drinks and a place to rest. There will be fine views of Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m) Annapurna South (7237m), Machapuchare (6993m) and Lamjung Himal (6931m) along the way Your lodge at Tadapani is the perfect setting for sunset and sunrise views. Stay overnight at Tadapani.

Day 06: Tadapani to Bayli Kharka (3,437m) 5-6 hours  

You will leave the main trail that leads to Ghorepani today and follow a rarely used trail – initially through thick rhododendron forest – that leads to local water buffalo pastures. The climb is gradual and soon you will emerge above the tree line to superb views of the Annapurna range. You will take lunch by a small stream and then continue to climb gradually though open countryside to reach a small pass, where the trail descends through rhododendron to an open clearing known as Bayli Kharka, and the lodge. From the lodge there are great views of Dhaulagiri Himal. Stay overnight at Bayli Kharka.

Day 07: Bayli to Upper Chistibung (2,975m) 3-4 hours

This morning you will descend through open ground and forest to reach the pastures of Lower Chistibung, where you will have lunch. After lunch you will continue to walk through forest, ascending gradually and passing through several buffalo grazing pastures to reach a clearing and temporary herder’s settlement at Upper Chistibung, where you will stay in the small community lodge. For the next week you will stay in lodges run by the local communities. Being off the beaten track, the villages haven’t previously enjoyed the benefits of tourism. Now with the network of our Community Lodges, there are profits to benefit local projects and schools. Stay overnight at Upper Chistibung.

Day 08: Chistibung to Khopra Ridge (3,660m) 3-4 hours

To reach the ridge at Kopra, you will embark on a steady climb that carries you above the tree line. This area is noted for wildlife, so you should keep your eyes open for Himalayan tahr and Danfe pheasant. The best way to tackle the climb is to ascend steadily, take your time and rest as often as you wish. You will reach the lodge on Kopra Ridge in time for lunch and will be greeted by more awe-inspiring views. This extraordinary panorama includes Annapurna South, towering directly above you at only six kilometers away, with Fang and Nilgiri prominent to the north. Across the depths of the Kali Gandakhi Valley, the Dhaulagiri Himal dominates the entire western skyline. Stay overnight at Kopra Ridge.

 Day 09: Khopra  Ridge  to Swanta (2,214m) 5-6 hours

From Kopra Ridge you will descend off the hillside and continue steeply downhill. You will retrace the route back to Chistibung. You will then head to the village of Swanta, where you will stay overnight in the newly constructed lodge. We have supported the local school over the years, and there is time to pay a quick visit, and perhaps interact with the kids. Stay overnight at Swanta.

Day 10: Swanta to Ghorepani (2,860 m) 5-6 hours

From Swanta you will descend through the village fields to a small river and take a quick look at the local water mill. From here you will cross the suspension bridge and head upwards to the village of Chittre, where you’ll join the main trekking trail. There is a further ascent to reach the village of Ghorepani where you will be met with great views of the Dhaulagiri massif and a well-earned rest. Stay overnight at Ghorepani.

Day 11:Ghorepani Via nayapul (1070m)  pokhara (827m) 5-6 hours  

After giving your knees next day to recover, you will continue a more gentle descent to the village of Birethanti, on the banks of the Modi Khola. Here you will have lunch and then cross the new bridge to the east bank, before following the river back to the pick-up point at  Jeep Tikhedhunga or  Nayapul After saying farewell to your guide and  porters, you will be transferred by coach back to Pokhara. Afternoon  together. You have an option to take Jeep from Tikedhunga from where offroad begins and ends at Nayapul. The Jeep drive takes one and Half hour.There is a pitch road from Nayapul to Pokhara . All the Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition staff will be with you upto Pokhara. You will have farewell at Pokhara. From pokhara our team of staff will come Kathmandu themselves so our tour finally ends at Pokhara.

 Day 12: Sightseeing in Pokhara(827m)

We are in a naturally beautiful city Pokhara. After breakfast we go to Lakeside where we enjoy boating for sometime go to visit Peace Stupa on a hillock across the Fewa lake. We come back and have lunch in one of the restaurants in the Lakeside. After lunch we go to visit Devis Fall.  Then we visit some natural caves called Gupteshwor Mahadev cave, Mahendra Gufa and Chamere Gufa (Bat Cave).

 Day 13: Pokhara –Kathmandu (1337) 6-7 hours travel by tourist bus

Now the tour is almost coming to the end. We catch bus to Kathmandu right after the breakfast. The bus stops on the way for lunch. We can enjoy our bus tour since the road runs along the Marsyangdi and Trisuli River.The distance is just 200 km but the road is winding. So we drive slowly through the jungle along the Marsyangdi River in the beginning. Then from Muglin we drive along the Trisuli River through the jungle, terraced fields and small cities on the way. At the place called Kuringhat, we witness Nepal’s only cable car service: Manakamana Cable Car. The cable cars fly above the Trisuli River, several green hills and villages to the famous Manakamana GoddessTemple of Gorkha District. The term “Manakamana” means the “Wish of our Spirit”. The pilgrims to Manakamana Goddess Temple believe that the Goddess will make their wish fulfilled. We sometimes see the rafters in the Trisuli River through the window of the bus.  

Day 14: Shopping /Rest in Kathmandu Sightseeing in Bhaktapur 3-4 hours

This day you spend on your own either looking around Kathmandu, buying souvenir for your friends/family or you can have full rest or prepare for going back to your home country. Or if you wish you will be taken to Bhaktapur for sightseeing for 4 hours. But you have to extra charge for this. In the evening you will be served the Farewell Dinner by the company.

Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu (1337m)

Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition representative will manage vehicle to drop our valuable guests at Tribhuvan International airport before 3 hours of departure and bid goodbye. It will be not only goodbye to you but also the welcome for next visit to Nepal.