Khopra Mohare Circuit Trekking-
Khopra Mohare Circuit Trekking is a newly designed Community Based Trekking in the heart of Annapurna region. This region rich in diverse culture and unique traditions and lifestyles is also one of the best providers of mesmerizing sunrise and sunset views over the high Himalayas, including Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massifs.
The journey to Khopra Mohare Circuit Trekking starts with a scenic drive or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Khopra Mohare Circuit Trekking route passes through many Magar and Gurung villages, including Nepal’s first Internet village, Nangi, where the internet was introduced for the first time in rural Nepal by Mahabir Pun. The trek then takes to Mohare Danda Trekking Route and later Khopra Danda Trekking Route, which a person with the good physical condition can easily ascend to. The vantage points of Mohare Danda and Khopra Danda provide breathtaking sunrise and sunset views along with panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs as well as the tips of Machhapuchhre (6997 m). The trek becomes a bit challenging when you ascend to the Sacred Khayer Lake, which is visited by Hindu pilgrims during Janai Purnima festival every August. On the way back, the trek goes through the Gurung villages of Ghandruk and Landruk to later descend to another vantage point, Australian Camp, which hosts an amazing panorama of Annapurna South (7219 m), Machhapuchhre (6997 m), and Hiunchuli (6441 m). The lush rhododendron forests and many small streams that are crossed during the trek fill the trekkers with a sense of calmness that only the foothills in Annapurna can offer.
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On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, one of our staff members will pick you up in a private car and will drop you at the hotel in Thamel. Over night at hotel in Kathmandu.
Today after breakfast, you will explore the historic Kathmandu Valley. Our guide will take you in a private car showing you some of the most famous cultural heritage sites around the valley. You will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, the famous Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the Boudhanath stupa, and many more. In the evening, you will return to the hotel and have some rest. Overnight at the hotel.
We have two options to reach Pokhara; we can either fly to Pokhara from International airport or drive to Pokhara in a private vehicle. While the drive will be about five to six hours long, the flight is only 20 minutes long. However, both these means of transportation provide amazing landscapes and an exciting travel experience. On reaching Pokhara, we will check in to the hotel and later stroll around the banks of Phewa Lake for a bit. Overnight at the hotel.
Today in the early morning, we will leave Pokhara for Galeshwar. A scenic drive from Pokhara for about three hours will take us to the village of Galeshwar. It is a famous religious place as many worshippers come to visit Galeshwar Mahadev, which we will visit before starting the trek to Bans Kharka. We will cross a long suspension bridge over Kali Gandaki River and ascend along the forested trail crossing many local settlements to reach the Magar settlement of Bans Kharka. This place is famous for orange farming, and people here earn their livelihood by selling the grown crops and fruits. Overnight in Bans Kharka.
Today we will cross many small settlements and organic farms before reaching the famous Internet village, Nangi. Nangi is a very old settlement of the Magar community and is famous for the initiation of the Internet service in rural Nepal by the Ramon Magsaysay Award Winner Mahabir Pun. On reaching Nangi, we can see the clear views of mountains like Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna South (7219m), Nilgiri (7061m), and so on. In the evening, we will enjoy the famous Sorathi dance of this region performed by the locals. We will have typical Magar food for our dinner. Overnight in Nangi.
Today we will commence our trek along the densely forested landscapes. We will encounter rhododendron, pine, bamboo and oak forests on our way to Mohare Danda. It is a beautiful viewpoint for observing the high peaks of this region. It is also famous for the beautiful sunset and sunrise views over the high snow-capped mountains. The magnificent views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges can be seen in a clear day. Overnight in Mohare Danda.
We will wake up early and enjoy the stunning sunrise view over the mountains. We can see the golden rays of the rising sun fall on the white melting snows of the snow-capped mountains. We will capture the beautiful moment and later have some breakfast. Today we have to cover a little distance to reach our destination Danda Kharka. It is a beautiful and peaceful place located in between the rhododendron forests. We will start our trek a bit late than that of the usual days. On reaching Danda Kharka, we will enjoy the mountain vista. Overnight in Danda Kharka.
Today the trail descends steeply amid the forested landscapes to another huge Pun settlement area, Tikot. As Khopra Mohare Circuit Trek is about trekking through the tranquil villages of diverse ethnic groups, we will enjoy the unique lifestyles of the people living here. The beautiful view of Dhaulagiri massif can be seen from Tikot. Overnight in Tikot.
Today, our trail will mostly descend through the beautiful forests to another beautiful Magar settlement, Khibang, which has nearly 800 Pun Magars as residents. Khibang is also famous for producing 100% organic farm products. We will continue to descend along the Magar settlements, and on crossing a stream, we have to steeply ascend to the beautiful village of Swanta. Beautiful views of Dhaulagiri (867m), Annapurna South (7219m), Nilgiri (7061m), and so on can be seen here. Overnight in Swanta.
Ascending along the forested trail and crossing some villages, we will reach Chistibang. It is also a small settlement area of the Magar community. Beautiful mountain views can be seen from every corner of the picturesque village of Chistibang. Overnight in Chistibang.
Today, moving along the ascending trail, we will climb along the tree line to reach Khopra Danda. We may encounter the exotic floras and faunas in the forests like Daphne and Himalayan Tahr. The ascending trail takes us to the Khopra Ridge, also known as Khopra Danda, with the overwhelming views of beautiful mountains including the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. Overnight in Khopra Danda.
We will ascend along the small Chortens to the famous sacred Hindu Lake, the Khayar Lake. The temple near the lake is known as Khayar Barah. Many Hindu pilgrims climb up to Khayar Lake on the occasion of Janai Purnima as this sacred lake has a great religious value among the Hindus. Jaw-dropping views of the beautiful lake surrounded by the high mountains can be seen from here. We will descend back to Khopra Danda and then overnight at the lodge.
We will descend steeply along the tree line to reach Chistibung, and then we continue to descend along the thick and dense forests of rhododendron to reach Bayeli. We will have our lunch there before descending along the forested landscapes to the Muldai Viewpoint, which is another beautiful viewpoint for enjoying an alluring panorama of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges along with the peak of Machhapuchhre (6997m). From Muldai Viewpoint, a short thirty minutes of descending will take us to our destination, Dobato. Overnight in Dobato.
We will initially descend between two hills to reach a pasture land and then trail continues through the forest to reach Isharu. The trail will be mostly descending along the dense rhododendron forests crossing few settlement areas like Meshar Danda. The beautiful views of the Annapurna range can be seen throughout our way. We will have to descend slowly from Meshar Danda to reach Tadapani. Tadapani is also famous for the beautiful sunset and sunrise views over the peaks of Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), and Hiunchuli (6441m). Overnight in Tadapani.
Enjoying magnificent views of diverse landscapes, waterfalls, and high mountains like Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and Machhapuchhre (6997m), we will descend along the forested trail leading us to Ghandruk. We will visit the famous Gurung Museum in Ghandruk, which is the biggest Gurung village in the Annapurna region. From Ghandruk, we will continue to descend along the trail up to Modi Khola and then ascend to another Gurung village i.e. Landruk. Overnight in Landruk.
Descending along the dense forests of rhododendron and crossing some famous settlements of this region, we will reach Australian Camp. The beautiful views of Annapurna range from the southern side along with other snow-capped mountains like Machhapuchhre (6997m) and Hiunchuli (6441m) can be enjoyed from here. Overnight in Australian Camp.
The descending trail along the rhododendron forests will lead us to Dhampus village and then to Phedi, our final destination. This will be our last day for trekking in this region. From Phedi, we will take a private vehicle and drive back to Pokhara. On reaching Pokhara, we will check in to the hotel and stay overnight there.
Today we will drive back to Kathmandu driving along the scenic Prithvi Highway. The trail will present you amazing views of lush hills and snaky rivers along with several countryside settlements. On reaching Kathmandu, we will transfer you to the hotel. You can rest for a while and later hang out at a local restaurant or a bar. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Today will be a leisure day. You can spend the day sightseeing around Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which will give you an insight of the art, culture, and history of Kathmandu valley. You can also shop for souvenirs at these places as they offer some of the most amazing locally made handicrafts. In the evening, you will return to your hotel and then overnight at the hotel.
We will drive you back to Tribhuvan International Airport for your scheduled flight back home.
- Airport pick up and drive according to itinerary and plan.
- Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per program.
- Trekking permits according to itinerary.
- TIMS cards: Trekking Information Management System.
- Food and accommodation during the trip: B/L/D.
- Hot drinks- Teak, Coffee, etc during the trek.
- Flight: Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu as per your requirement.
- Porters and guide with their wages.
- Insurance for guide and porters.
- Entry fee of Annapurna Conservation area.
- Local airport tax and land transportations according to program.
- Applicable Nepal government tax.
- Nepal entry visa- USD 40.00 for one month.
- International flights and airport tax.
- Travel insurance.
- Personal expenses, Hot or Mineral water
- Laundry service and Bar Bills.
- Internet and Battery charge
- Alcoholic drinks with mineral water.
- Rescue in emergency.
- Sleeping bag (–10° is OK)
- Silk liner, Backpack
- Wool socks, light trekking pants and camp shoes.
- Woolen thermals, Sweater, Fleece-Shirts.
- Wind-Waterproof jacket and pants.
- Pants for cold and high elevations.
- Winter hat,
- Gloves and cap.
- Water purifier pump, tablets.
- Water bottle
- Hand sanitize.
- Walking poles, UV protected Sunglasses.
- Head lamp, reading materials.
- Camera with extra batteries.
- Day pack: rain jacket, some cereal bars.
- Duffle bag, Gators for the snow.
- Toiletries-toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, floss etc.
- Personal First aid kit set.
- Copies or original official document- Passport, Insurance paper, Auto size photographs.