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10-Day Khopra Trekking by Community Homestay

Low carbon footprint
Support local business
On-the-ground prices

Description

Group trip
10 days 9 nights
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.

Meet your guide

CH

Community Homestay

Social Enterprise
Fluent English
7 years experience
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.

Prices

Prices start from USD$398 per person Prices start from NPR44,058.60
Prices may differ based on no. of travellers. Please select no. of travellers in the booking form to see the final adventure price.

Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Galeshwar; Trek to Bas Kharka
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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  • 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.

What's included

  • Transportation as mentioned in itinerary
  • 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

Where you'll be staying

Bed Types
  • Single Bed
Amenities
  • Cold Shower
  • Shared Bathroom
  • Cold Shower
  • Shared Bathroom

Transport Information

No transport included

Meet-up Time
Flexible
Meet-up Point
Pokahara (Location to be confirmed with the vendor)

What to bring

Comfortable, trekking clothing (shorts and singlet tops are not appropriate)
First aid kit
Fleece jacket or equivalent.
Gloves - wool or fleece
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

Important info

Booking Policy

Bookings should be made at least 14 days before the desired start date. If you require an earlier booking, please contact us and we would be happy to help!

Strict Cancellation Policy

The adventure can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. Cancellations after this date will not be eligible for a refund, unless your spot is booked and completed by another traveller. If your spot is booked and completed by another traveller, a full refund will be processed within 14 days of the adventure start date.

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Earliest available 30 Oct 2019
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