Highlights of Khopra Ridge:
The view from Khopra ridge are highly recomened. The hightest point of the trek (3800m) that rests on one side of Annapurna South, are different that of Poon Hill.
Arriving in Kathmandu is an exciting and memorable experience, the panoramic view of the snowy peaks of the Himalayan chain will be immediately seen to your view. The capital of Nepal is situated in a wide valley at 1340 meters of altitude. At the airport there will be our staff waiting for you. Transfer to the hotel for check-in, rest and then first visits of the city: visit to the Durbar Square in Kathmandu and return toward Thamel, through the authentic Indra Chowk and Ason Chowk, accompanied by local English speaking guide
Overnight: Standard Hotel
Today will be dedicated to the visit of the historic and cultural heritage site with local English speaking guide. Visit to the monastery of Buddhist Boudhanath, the stupa largest of Nepal and Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, place of ceremonial Hindu. In the afternoon, we will visit to the Durbar Square in Bhaktapur.
Overnight: Standard Hotel. BB
After breakfast, we will transfer to Pokhara, a beautiful town on the shores of Phewa Tal Lake. Free lunch along the way. Arrival and accommodation at the hotel. Afternoon at leisure for visiting the lake and the various typical shops in the city center.
Free dinner. Overnight: Standard Hotel. BB
Transfer between Nayapul and about 6 hours trek to Ulleri (2000 meters). Day on average demanding, only the last ramp that separates Ulleri from Tikhedhunga can be tiring.
Overnight in the lodge.
Trek of about 5-6 hours to Ghorepani (2,840 meters). From this village, the views begin to be incredible. We have before us the Annapurna (8,091 meters), the Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters) and other peaks that exceed 7,000 meters.
Wake up at 4 am and 1 hour hike up to the Poon Hill viewing point (3.210 meters). From here the panorama is truly breathtaking. In front of us the chains of the Dhaulagiri Himal and the Annapurna. Return and have breakfast in the lodge. Immediately after the appetizer, departure for the Amazon of the Khopra. From Ghorepani we will go down to Chhitre and leave the main path, then take a detour to the right that leads us, descending through cultivated terraces, to the village of Swanta. From here we climb a 2-3 hours until we get to Chistibung, where we find only a community lodge run by a nice local family. Here our journey takes on an interesting dimension, as this region is very little beaten by mass tourism, and this makes it really special.
Overnight in community lodge.
From Chistibung continue along the side of a hill until you climb and reach the mountain ridge. We are at Khopra, one of the most beautiful places in Annapurna. This area is known for wildlife and we have good chances to observe closely the Himalayan tahr and the pheasant Danfe. At the Kopra refuge we are greeted by a fantastic view. This extraordinary panorama includes Annapurna South, Varasihar and Nilgiri in the foreground to the north, while through the depths of the Kali Gandaki Valley, the Dhaulagiri Himal dominates the entire horizon on the west side.
Overnight in the lodge.
Wake up at 6 and walk about 1 hour to admire the sunrise from this incredible vantage point. Return to the lodge, breakfast and 4-5 hour treks to Baheli Karka. We will have lunch near a small stream and, in the afternoon, we will gradually go up the valley until we reach a small pass where our trail passes through rhododendron forests. Finally we reach a very open clearing known as DOBATO. From the refuge you can enjoy the view of the imposing Dhaulagiri Himal, Dhaulagiri I (8,167 meters) and other peaks above 6,000 meters Spectacular!
Overnight in the lodge
Today we will continue to go down, the day is certainly easier. But first, we climb to the vantage point of Dobato, one of the most fascinating in the Himalayas, to see the sun rise with a spectacular view very large on large part of the Himalayan chain. After breakfast, you return to a forest of oaks and rhododendrons. This is a particularly beautiful area and this walk in the forest is often accompanied by the sounds of birds and the noise of small waterfalls, especially in spring and autumn. Along the route views of the Dhaulagiri up to Manaslu, passing through the Annapurna. Three 8,000 meters will accompany us along the path. We will arrive at Ghandruk, a beautiful village of Gurung ethnic group, located under the Annapurna South. The village maintains a good deal of residence and ethnicity. It will be possible to visit the monastery and some typical houses.
Accommodation in the lodge.
After breakfast, a 4 hour trek down to the baths of Jeeno Danda, excellent for relaxing the muscles after all these days of trekking. Overnight in lodge.
After breakfast, 5-6 hours trekking to Nayapul. At the end return to Pokhara in private van and free time. Free lunch and dinner. Accommodation in hotel and overnight.
Early breakfast and departure to the Kathmandu valley. Afternoon dedicated to the visit of Swayambhu, known as the Monkey Temple, a place of worship for both Hindus and for Buddhists. From here we can enjoy a beautiful view of the city.
Overnight: Hotel Standard. BB
Transfer to the airport 3 hours before the international flight.
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