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10-Day Khopra Trekking

By Community Homestay

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At a Glance

At a Glance

10 days 9 nights
Group trip (10 travellers per group)

This scenic trek takes you through villages close to the Annapurnas where you can admire the wonderful views, but avoid the crowds. Staying in community lodges, the profits will help the local communities along the way.

Culture
Hiking
Explore Villages

Trip Highlights

Nangi Village
Mohare Danda
Khopra
Tatopani
Lake Khayer

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You want a longer more meaningful trekking experience! This 10 day trek lets you visit amazing sights away from crowds while helping the local communities along the way.
Suitable For
Backpackers
Couples
Small Groups
Solo Travellers

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What's included

What's included

From US$ 1,131.23 NPR136,120.91
  • Accommodation - 9 nights at Community Homestay -
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide
  • Asst. Guide from 5 pax onwards
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and TIMS
  • All Meals
  • Representative available by telephone, 24 hours per day, in case of emergency
  • Porter (15kg per porter)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary during trek
  • Any additional expenses which may arise due to circumstances beyond the control of CHN
  • Gratuity
  • Insurance and emergency evacuation
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Accommodation

Accommodation

Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

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Availability

Trips available daily
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What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Galeshwar; Trek to Bas Kharka
Drive from Pokhara to Galeshwar; Trek to Bas Kharka

Enjoy some naturally grown Oranges

  • Starting from Pokhara, you are driven to Galeshwor, where you start your trek. Heading up to Bas Kharka, you pass scattered farmhouses, forests, and orange groves as you approach the village. You will have time to explore this Magar village and can visit the local school and if in season, enjoy the sweet oranges that grow on the hillsides here.
  • This will be a 5-hour drive followed by a 3-hour hike
Day 2: Bas Kharka to Nangi
Bas Kharka to Nangi

Immerse yourself in local life

  • You'll head up through the forest to a little village where you stop for lunch. Overlooking the valley, this is a great place to meet some of the local people and admire the views. After lunch, it is a leisurely walk on to Nangi, the village where you will spend the night. Here you can visit the school, see how the villagers make paper from the locally grown plants, visit a medicinal plant nursery, and a number of other income-generating projects.
  • The hike will take around 5 hours
Day 3: Nangi to Mohare Danda
Nangi to Mohare Danda

Close up views of the mountains

  • Today you climb through beautiful, pristine forests with stunning views of the mountains. On the top of Mohare Hill, you can see the Himalayas stretching as far as the eye can see, with close-up views of Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri. Don’t be surprised to meet yaks grazing along the route. There is no village here, but located at Mohare Danda is the highest wireless internet relay station in Nepal that provides internet to the remote villages for schools and health posts that use telemedicine, linking up with hospitals in Kathmandu to provide better healthcare in the villages.
  • This will take around 7 hours.
Day 4: Mohare Danda to Danda Kharka
Mohare Danda to Danda Kharka

Mountains so close that you almost feel like you could touch them

  • A fantastic ridge walk with marvellous views in every direction. Descending through the forest to the secluded lodge at Danda Karka, the mountains here seem so close almost like you feel could reach out and touch them.
  • This will be roughly 2 hours.
Day 5: Danda Kharka to Swanta
Danda Kharka to Swanta

Taste some homemade cheese

  • It is downhill all the way to Swanta. On the way, you might see vultures and other birds of prey. You will cross a river and after a succession of ascents and descents through the forest, you arrive at the village of Swanta. Here you can see farming activity in full swing. There is also a community cheese factory where if you are lucky, you can taste the local cheese.
Day 6: Swanta to Dhankharka
Swanta to Dhankharka

View 3 different mountains from your lodge

  • This is a day climbing through changing landscapes to Dhankharka where you will receive a warm welcome from the locals. You have a splendid view of the Dhaulagiri just opposite, with the Nilgiri to the north, the peak of Barahi Suikhar and the south-facing Annapurna South. This place also serves as a sheepfold for herds of yaks.
Day 7: Dhankharka to Khopra
Dhankharka to Khopra

The highest point of the trek

  • Today you climb to the highest point on the trek. The reward at the top is spectacular. It is a steady climb to Khopra above the tree line through alpine meadows and pastures. On the approach to Khopra Ridge, you see the tip of Annapurna South. Once you reach Khopra you can walk along Khopra Ridge to a viewpoint that overlooks the Kali Gandaki River far below in the deep valley. From Khopra you can admire the stunning panorama that includes Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Annapurna South.
Day 8: Excursion to Khyar lake and Khopra
Excursion to Khyar lake and Khopra

The prettiest day yet

  • Starting early, this is the longest, but the prettiest day as you walk to Lake Khayer, a place of Hindu pilgrimage. You climb a steep trail on the ridge with stone steps with a gorgeous view of the mountains. After visiting the lake we return back down to Khopra.
  • This will take you 9 hours there and back.
Day 9: Khopra to Narchang
Khopra to Narchang

Stay the night in a traditional Magar Village

  • Trekking down from Khopra, you reach Narchang where you stay in a homestay at typical Magar village.
Day 10: Trek from Narchang to Tatopani (1800m); Drive to Pokhara
Trek from Narchang to Tatopani (1800m); Drive to Pokhara

  • The final stretch of trekking is down to Tatopani, a relatively large village where you can soak away any aches in the natural hot springs. It is then just a few hours to Beni where you are driven back to Pokhara.

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Community Homestay

Community Homestay is a Kathmandu-based startup made up of Nepalese youth who are driven to use tourism for good. They are mountaineers, musicians, artists, but most important of all, they are locals who are passionate about empowering the disadvantaged in their society. Starting from Panauti, they have set up community homestays all around Nepal, and have opened up unique Nepalese villages and communities to travellers all around the world.
8 years experience
Fluent English

Community Homestay Policies

Community Homestay Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Community Homestay pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Comfortable, trekking clothing (shorts and singlet tops are not appropriate)
First aid kit
Fleece jacket or equivalent.
Gloves - wool or fleece
Hat
Rain jacket (May-September particularly)
Sewing kit
Small towel
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Swiss Army Knife
Thermal Base Layers if trekking November - February
Toiletries
Torch - headlamp style is ideal
Trekking shoes/boots
scarf
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