Polar Trek



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Duration8 days


Max Altitude4,650 m

Group Size1 +

Trip StartsPokhara

Trip EndsPokhara

Group StyleGroup and Private


Best SeasonMar-May & Sept-Dec



  • Natural Splendor : This newly explored trek within the Annapurna Conservation Area showcase the untouched natural beauty stunning panoramic vistas of iconic snow-capped peaks such as Annapurna South, Machhapuchre, Nilgiri,Himchuli,Tent Peak and Gandravachuli.
  • Cultural Immersion : The trails leads you through dense pine,oak,rhododemdron and bammbo forests, passing by charming Magar, Gurung, Kami, Damai and Kshetri-Brahmin villages. Immerse yourself in the local way of life and gain insights into their rich culture, Traditions and art of living.
  • Peaceful and safe : Unlike the crowded Annapurna Base Camp and poon hill Treks, /khopra Ridge offers tranquility and safety . It Provides a serene environment to soak in the stunning surroundings and create unforgettable memories.
  • Stunning Views : Marvel at the awe-inspiring views of Mt.Dhaulagiri ( 8,167m). Annapurna (8,091m). and manaslu (8,163m) up close and personal, offering a thrilling perspective of these iconic.
  • Ethno-Cultural Diversity : Experience a medley of ethno-cultural, vibrant festivals, temples and the harmonious coexistence of friendly communities that make khopra Ridge trek truly unique.
  • Optional   Khayer Lake Hill : Trekkers can extend their adventure with an extra day to hike to khayer lake, a sacred lake restied of the base of Annapurna south.

Overview about Khopra Trek

The Khopra Ridge trek presents an ideal and fantastic week-long trekking option, offering a slight detour from the beaten path and an abundance of panoramic vistas, showcasing the authentic essence of Nepal. Revel in the breathtaking Himalayan landscapes, quaint rural villages, and cascading rice fields that gracefully descend into the valley.

Trekking Adventure in Nepal: The Khopra Ridge trek is an exceptional choice, encompassing both well-trodden and offbeat trails that reveal the true beauty of Nepal. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring Himalayan panoramas, traverse rural settlements, and navigate through terraced rice fields that seemingly cascade into the valley below.

Trekking Route Details: This trekking route follows a local trail that descends into the valley north of Ghorepani before ascending the renowned “Khopra Ridge,” offering one of Nepal’s finest short trekking routes.

Unveil the Wonders of Khopra Ridge Trek: With unparalleled views of Mt. Fishtail and Mt. Dhaulagiri, the opportunity to ascend Poon Hill for sunrise, and the chance to explore the unspoiled beauty of the region, the Khopra Ridge trek beckons as a remarkable journey. It offers a harmonious blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and an unforgettable adventure that truly captures the heart of Nepal.


Day 0: Airport/Tourist bus park

Airport/Tourist bus park picks up on arrival and transfers to the hotel, short arrival info and trip plan at the office.

Day 1: Pokhara to Tadapani village(2640m) via Ghandruk Village(1950m) 6 hrs, including lunch break.

After breakfast from the hotel, we start our journey at 8 am, west of Pokhara, to Kemche village (1,640m) via Nayapul town, by jeep 2 and half hrs drive, and head towards the beautiful Ghandruk village. We have our first view of Annapurna South (7,219m), Hiun Chuli(6,434m), Fishtail peak(6,997m), Aannapurna III(7,555m) and the Mardi Himal(5,578m). After lunch break, we ascends hike up to Tadapani through the dense forest of oak, rhododendron and maple.
The small village located on a hill top surrounded by rhododendron forest, and where we have a super closer view of Annapurna South(7,219m), Machhapuchhre(6,997m), Hiun Chuli(6,434m), Annapurna III(7,555M), Annapurna IV(7,525m) and Annapurna II(7,937m). Tadapani is also famous for Sunset and Sunrise. Overnight at the local teahouse.

Day 2: Tadapani to Dobato(3,460m) 5 hrs, including lunch break.

After breakfast the trail takes us gradually uphill through the rhododendron and magnolia forest, with small bushes and wild orchids. After a two hour hike we reach falling trees land, which is broken by the winter snow and wind, and after a further up we take snacks break in the little meadow with a stream. And continue to gently upward through clumps of bamboo forest before reaching Dobato. Overnight at the local teahouse.

Day 3: Mulde Peak View Point(3,637m) then Trek to Khopra Ridge(3,650m),6 hrs, including lunch break.

To observe one of the highlights of this trek we head early in the morning for Mulde View Point, takes about 30 minutes climb above Dobato brings us to the most Amazing 360 views of Mt Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurnas Range, Machhapuchhre, Manasulu (8,163m), Ganesh Himal range and many more, with the beautiful sunrise. It is one of the world’s best scenic points. After breakfast, from Dobato we head to the trail that leads us to Chhistibang through forest and grassland, to the west offers fantastic views of the Kali Gandaki Valley and Massif of Dhaulagiri mountain. The route then leads us upwards to Bayeli at 3,432m), then the trail from here takes us gradually downhill to the lunch spot. After lunch break, we climb uphill to Khopra ridge, It is incredibly beautiful surrounded by Massif Dhaulagiri mountains, Nilgiri peak and Annapurnas range. Overnight at the Basic local teahouse.

Day 4: Excursion day to Khayer Lake(4,650m) and Chhistibang(3,100m)7 hrs, with packed lunch.

Today’s hike is the longest. After breakfast we head north climbing upwards across high pastures with wilderness. We continue along the trail passing through streams, resting points and shepherd huts. As we approach the sacred Khayar Lake of Goddess Khayer Barahi, a place of pilgrimage with its lone stone piled temple. We have breathtaking views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South and Annapurna Fang, Machhapuchhre. After exploring the place we retrace our steps back to Khopra ridge and descend downhill to Chhistibang. Overnight at the local teahouse.

Day 5: Chhistibang to Ghorepani(2,850m) via Swanta village(2,214m) 6 hrs, including lunch break.

After breakfast with wonderful memories we head zigzag downhill passing through the dense forest of rhododendron and oak, then we arrive at Swanta village, it is a big village surrounded by never ending terrace farms. After lunch break we head bit of descent and ascent to Ghorepani village. Where we have great facilities in the lodge with hot showers with clean warm rooms and delicious foods. Overnight at the local teahouse.

Day 6: Ghorepani to Mohare Danda(3,320m) via Poon Hill(3,210m) 4 hrs, lunch camp.

After breakfast we start our day with an initial ascent hike up to Poon Hill, where we have Panoramic views of Dhaulagiri mountains, Nilgiri range, Annapurna’s range and Machhapuchhre. It is also one of the world’s best view points, very famous for sunrises, many of trekkers come here to explore the sunrise view. After exploring the view, the trail descends gradually to Mohare danda through a dense forest of rhododendrons, before arriving at our destination we hike a little uphill and we arrive. Overnight at the local teahouse.

Day 7: Mohare danda to Hile Village(1,430m) 6 hrs, including lunch break.

Wake up early in the morning for another Spectacular view of Massif Dhaulagiri mountains, Massif Annapurna’s range and Machhapuchhre peak and many more. It is also the best view point to see the sunrise. After enjoying the impressive moment we take the breakfast. The trail descends steeply through the enchanting dense forest of rhododendron, maple and oak and we arrive at Ulleri village(1,950m). After lunch break, we continue the descent zigzag downhill and cross the suspension bridge then we arrive at Heli village. Overnight at the local teahouse.

Day 8: Hile to Pokhara(820m) 3 hrs drive by jeep.

After breakfast with fantastic memories we head to Pokhara by private jeep via Nayapul (1,070m) and beautiful villages. Lunch will be taken in Pokhara, and after lunch we will drop you off at your hotel.

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What‘s included

    Necessary Required Permit, ACAP and TIMS Card.
    A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
    02 guest to 01 porter (Max weight limit for a porter- 20 kg (10 kg per trekker, weight limit).) with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment.
    We provide an assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size.
    Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
    Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
    To and Fro from Trek Start Point to Trek End Point by private vehicle.
    Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day.
    First aid kit box.
    All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.

What‘s excluded

    Your Nepal Visa fees.
    All the International air fare to and from Kathmandu.All the International air fare to and from Kathmandu.
    All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu and in Pokhara.
    Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu/Chitwan transportation (if you want we can organize for you with additional cost).
    Personal travel and health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation.
    In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights’ accommodation.
    Your personal expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
    The tips to the trekking crews and drive.
    Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control.

Essential Info

Suggested Equipment List

Duffel/Rucksack bag

Walking Pole

Day pack.

Trekking shoes.

Sports shoes or sandals.

Sun Hat/cap

Warm woolen cap.

Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket

Waterproof Gore-Tex layer

Pullover or warm sweeter


4/5 pairs of good quality socks

Hand gloves.

2/3 pairs of trekking trousers.

3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.

3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred).

Sun glasses

Water bottle

4 season sleeping bag

Flash or Torch light

Camera and batteries


Q1.Is this Trek suitable for beginners?

Yes, this is well-suited for beginners due to its manageable terrain and easy to moderate difficulty level.

Q2. What type of accommodations are available during the trek?

Comfortable tea houses and lodges are available along the trail, offering cozy stays with basic amenities.

Q3. What should I pack for the trek?

Pack essentials like comfortable clothing, sturdy trekking shoes, a daypack, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a camera to capture the breathtaking views.

Q4. Do I need prior trekking experience to join this adventure?

No prior trekking experience is required. A reasonable level of fitness and a sense of adventure are all that’s needed.

Q5. What is the best time to undertake this Trek?

This Trek is best enjoyed during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to December) seasons, when the weather is pleasant and the views are clear.

Q6. How is safety ensured during the trek?

Our experienced guides are trained in first aid and emergency procedures. Safety briefings are provided, and communication devices are carried for any unforeseen circumstances.

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