KHOPRA RIDGE AND MOHARE TREK - ITINERARY - COST-Alpinist Club

KHOPRA RIDGE AND MOHARE TREK

Group Size

2-15

meal

breakfast, lunch, dinner

accomodation

hotel, lodge

arrival on

kathmandu

departure from

kathmandu

trip level

easy

max. altitude

4500m

Best season

Autumn, Spring, Summer, winter

trip highlights

  • A route less traveled than the classic route of the balcony of Annapurnas.
  • The moderate altitude (no night above 4000 m), ideal for the first trek in Nepal.
  • The sumptuous panoramas on the chains of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
  • The magnificent route of Mohare Danda and the village of Lespar.
  • Overnight in Pokhara and flight back to Kathmandu.

trip introduction

Khopra ridge and mohare trek trails is a lately evolved trekking destinations in Nepal. It released as an opportunity to Ghorepani-Poonhill trekking route within the Western part of Nepal. however, the trek will lead to the off the crushed tracks, frequently far-flung villages, with the actual revel in of homestay hospitality.  along the path in the village, you will visit homemade paper manufacturing facilities, cheese manufacturing units, mushroom farms, yak and cow cross-breeding farms, sacred forests and temples, community nurseries, and health submit the usage of advanced telemedicine.

our journey star from the mid-temperate region of the wooded hills with visiting beautiful  Gurung and Magar villages.  Then, we branch off to reach two incredible balconies close to the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri. Through, the trail to Tadapani, ishara dobato, chisitabung, and khopra. Additionally, we will hike the sacre lake of Khayer  (4827m). Trek is a newly discover trekking trail in the Annapurna region. It is located on the foot of Annapurna Himal.

khorpa Ridge and Mohare dada trek, an ideal choice for a short trek, explore the scared lake, eco-community lodge

Khopra Ridge and Mohare Trek is popular and easiest and doesn’t require any experience in trekking. Khopra Ridge (3,635m)  lies under the greatest Annapurna Himalayan Range. The area is famous for fascinating traditional villages and inhabited by ethnic communities. The trail with rhododendron forests, and forests full of birds, and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurna mountain. However, this magnificent trek is possible all year round. where we never take our eyes off the high peaks. We follow the classic “balcony of the Annapurna” route.

similarly, Mohare Danda is popular for an Eco-Community Lodge trek. definitely, this trip is the best for those who have a short time to explore the unlimited cultural and natural beauties of the Nepal Himalayan. basically, this trip provides the closest view of massive mount Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges from 3,300m. Moreover, you can also see glorious sunrise and sunset views over the mountains. A trip to beautiful off the beaten site of Annapurna bounded by hills, mountains, rivers and forests, Bamboo, and Pine is really an incredible experience. seriously, It is possible to Trek throughout the year. the months’ March to May and from October or November are the most popular for trekking season.

Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu. Installation at the accommodation. Briefing from your guide. Rest, then free dinner.

approximately 15 hours of driving to the hotel
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals:  dinner
Accommodation: night in the hotel

We reserve this day for sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and to prepare for trekking. After having a warm breakfast, we will leave the hotel in a private vehicle with an experienced tour guide. We will visit several UNESCO listed world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and the famous sacred Hindu temple, the Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa, and Boudhanath stupa. These places are famous to have inherited ancient religious practices, architecture, and culture.

tour: full-day tour
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals: breakfast 
Accommodation: night in the hotel

Transfer by road to Kimche, where the team of porters is waiting for us. At Nayapul, we turn to the Modi Khola River, which we follow to the village of Birethanti; the track becomes bumpier until Kimche. If the view is clear, the sacred summit of Machapuchare (6993 m) stands proudly beyond the village of Shyauli. We leave the bus at Kimche and start the walk. The trail climbs winding. In the village of Chane, you can enjoy beautiful panoramas. From Chane, the trail climbs up the village of Gandrung, where we stop to spend the night. Great views of Annapurna and Machapuchare.

approximately 8 hours of driving
Final altitude: approximately 1990 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Gandrung is the largest village of the Gurung ethnic group. Each family is proud to have at least one member belonging to the famous warriors who are the Gurkhas! We take the time to visit the village,  and museums, before starting the walk towards Tadapani. Tada pani means “distant water” in Nepali. We take the climb towards the Komrong Danda Pass (2650 m). Beautiful views of the Machapuchare.The path straightened and crossed a forest of imposing rhododendrons, real trees, flowered in March. Standing on the ridge, Tadapani (2590 m) offers a bird’s eye view of the deep valley leading to the Annapurna Sanctuary. Annapurna III (7555 m) and Gangapurna (7454 m).

approximately 5 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 2660 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

We leave the main trail that leads to Ghorepani to follow a path rarely used by other people than locals. The path climbs first through a thick forest of rhododendrons before reaching the pastures of the water buffaloes. Short grass is a precious commodity in these villages. The views of the Annapurna range rising above the tree line are superb. We arrive at Dobato, at a place called Isharu.

approximately 5 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 34,60 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Very early departure to attend the sunrise. We progress through a forest of rhododendrons. At the top, the Dhaulagiri appears in all its splendor and completes the spectacle of Annapurna South, Huinchuli, and Machapuchare. The viewpoint of Muldai has nothing to envy to the famous Poon Hill that we will see in a few days. Only the crowd is missing around the lonely mirador. Return to the Dobato Community Lodge for breakfast and departure to Chistibung. Beautiful ridge course, small pass and long descent in the rhododendrons to reach the bottom of the valley, then up, still in the rhododendrons. Night in lodge.

approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 340,20 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

The path crosses a beautiful forest of rhododendrons to a small sacred pond; the view emerges; the path sneaks between the blocks and joins a spur where the view of the Dhaulagiri is remarkable. Another effort to join the community lodge of Kopra. Grand views, extraordinary panorama formed by the southern Annapurna, close to a few kilometers (but whose rise takes weeks!), And the summits of Fang and Nilgiri to the north. Beyond the depths of the Kali Gandaki valley, the Dhaulagiri Himal dominates the western skyline. After lunch, to enjoy this beautiful landscape, a hike on the ridges overlooking Kopra Ridge towards the sacred Khayar Lake (4025 m) is possible. In summer, a pilgrimage takes place on the shores of the lake; in the spring and fall, the snow does not reach it. A belvedere located at 4000 meters is already a beautiful goal.

approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 36,20 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

We follow the path that descends regularly and steeply. This region is known for its wildlife; if you are attentive, you may see a tahr of the Himalayas, robust and agile mammal, or a pheasant Danfe, a national animal of Nepal. We find the dense forest of rhododendrons, pass the lodge of Chistibung before reaching a wooden bridge that spans a river. The path continues, pleasant and well marked. We arrive at the pretty hamlet of Swanta, in the middle of the rice fields.

approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 22,00 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Path in the middle of the rice fields. We descend to a small river and take a quick look at the water mill supplying the many villages around. From there, cross the suspension bridge and go up to the chittre village. We then join the wide path connecting Tatopani Ghorepani (end of the great tour of Annapurna). The path goes up to reach the village of Ghorepani, from where the views of the stages of the previous days are magnificent.

5 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 36,85 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

An exceptional day punctuated by two belvederes connected by a magnificent ridge: the classic Poon Hill, which remains a must, and the belvedere of the evening stage, Mohare Danda. Sunrise for the sunrise at Poon Hill, we are not alone! While most visitors of the day turn back, we have breakfast in front of the Dhaulagiri’s and Annapurnas’ show. Then we take the Mohare Danda Ridge and keep the Dhaulagiri in sight all the way. We leave the rhododendrons, pass magnificent sheepfold of yaks and buffaloes, and stay on the ridgelines.

approximately 5 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 33,00 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

.eparture after admiring the sunrise: we follow a magnificent ridge, first in the open, then in the forest, up to a small pass and descend to a clearing. A gentle climb to the small Hampal Pass pass (2990 m). Beautiful view overlooking the deep valley carved by the Kali Gandaki between Baglung and Beni. Descent to the village of Lespar. Free time to soak up the atmosphere of the village.

approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 22,60 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Early departure for our last day of trekking. We walk in the balcony first in the heart of forest landscapes than from hamlet to hamlet we descend along the Patikhola river to Patichaur. Transfer to Pokhara. Evening rest and comfortable night on the shores of Lake Phewa.

approximately 4 hours of walking and 2 hours of driving
Final altitude: approximately 1000 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

According to flight schedules, the morning devoted to the discovery of Pokhara on the shores of beautiful Lake Phewa. Return flight to Kathmandu along with the Himalayan range. The peaks of Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang scroll on the horizon. Free time in the afternoon.

35  mins of flight
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals: breakfast – dinner
Accommodation: night in the hotel

free time depending on the departure time of your flight and our representative will drop you to the airport, ending your journey in Nepal. We hope to be of service to you again. Thank you and safe travels.

Best Time to Visit

AUTUMN
During the months of October and November, the sky is normally a deep blue, the sun often bright, and the view of the mountains mostly crystalline, the temperature during the day is rather pleasant. It is an excellent time for tourism and trekking, although temperatures can be cold, especially at night in the Everest region.

WINTER
Heavy snowfall sometimes makes several high altitudes passes impassable. Trekking is still possible, but at altitudes below 4000m because of the cold. The weather is very clear and the visibility of the mountains is excellent.

SPRING
From March to May, the days are sunny and the temperatures increasingly mild. The view of the mountains gets worse and worse as the monsoon approaches, but it is also the flowering period of the rhododendrons, absolutely magnificent, especially in the Annapurna region.

SUMMER
In June and July, the humid air masses of the Bay of Bengal collide with the Himalayan range. As they rise they cool and condense to fall in the form of rain: it is the monsoon. Its effects are very uneven across the country. It gradually loses its intensity as it moves from the southeast to the northwest. Some regions are therefore less affected by the monsoon: the north of the Annapurna area (Manang, Naar, Phu), Dolpo, and Mustang. where else, the paths are sometimes slippery and often infested with leeches …

inclusion

what's included

  • Pick up from the airport and Final drop to the airport by private vehicle
  • Accommodation as described in the paragraph “On-site organization”.
  • Meals as indicated in the “Day to day” program.
  • Dinner on the last evening in Kathmandu (except for drinks).
  • Supervision by an English-speaking Nepalese guide throughout the trip.
  • The assistance of a local team during the trekking (sirdar, porters, cooks).
  • The special permit for this region of Nepal.
  • All Government tax

what's not included

The price does not include

  • Cancellation/interruption of stay/loss of luggage insurance and assistance.
  • All that is not indicated in the section “The price includes”.

Your expenses on site

  • Visa fees on arrival.
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu and Nepalganj
  • Any additional luggage on domestic flights.
  • The drinks.

TIPS

Tips are an integral part of the country’s culture. This gesture of thanks, which varies according to the itinerary and the duration, has become an obligation. A prize pool is created, given at the end of the trip to the members of the team.

However, it is important that the tip remains a gratuity, as our teams are also very well paid. We invite you to distribute tips only if the service has met your expectations and to reduce this sum if the services were not sufficient, explaining why in order to consolidate our educational work.

 

 

Accomodation & meal

ACCOMMODATION

In a standard category hotel (base: double room) in Kathmandu and Pokhara, during the rest of the trip in a tent (3-person tents for 2 people) or in a lodge depending on the trip. The lodges in Nepal are very comfortable random. In general, conditions are quite good around the Annapurnas and the Everest region. On the other hand, in Mustang, in the Manaslu,  Tsum valley, and in the region of Kangchanjung or Makalu, they can be very rudimentary to the point of being a dormitory sometimes even a kitchen. lodges can look like a refuge or sometimes a bed and breakfast from home. Most of the time it is a family house with double, triple, or dormitory rooms. Toilets and showers are always separate.

MEAL

In the cities, many restaurants allow us to discover the typical local cuisine. Meat is scarce in the high mountain, the Nepalese are generally vegetarians. The basic ingredients are rice, pasta, lentils, potatoes, vegetables. Snacks are included during the trek (cereal bars, dried fruits, etc.).

For camping trek accommodation: during the trek, breakfasts and evening meals are prepared by the kitchen team. They are taken under the mess tent. Depending on the profile of the stages (length of the day’s walk and/or presence of water), midday snacks will be served hot or cold in the form of picnics.

For tea house trek accommodation: meals are prepared by the cooks of the lodge and are taken in the dining room. Here is a typical one-day menu:

  • breakfast: eggs, toast or chapati, or Tibetan bread or pancakes, or pancakes, butter/jam, tea or coffee
  • lunch: the main course, tea or coffee.
  • dinner: soup, main course, fruit (fresh or canned), tea or coffee

NB: Hindus and Buddhists are most often vegetarians. We, therefore, eat very little meat or fish. The dishes are pasta, rice, potatoes, lentils, etc.

DRINKS: during the trek, tea is served with meals (two cups of tea per meal). Additional cups of tea and other beverages, including mineral water, are the responsibility of the participants. You can fill your gourds with water in the lodges, but it is essential to treat them with purifying tablets. Avoid buying plastic bottles.

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  • duration :

    14days
  • difficulty level :

    easy

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