Kopra Ridge Trek is located away from the busier trails of Annapurna region of Nepal and for four nights of the itinerary you stay in community lodges set up local villagers. The mountain views from Kopra Ridge are superb and include Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fang and Nilgiri and also from Ghandruk one can see Machhapuchhre (also known as Fishtail) and Hiunchuli. The concept behind the community lodges at Bayeli Kharka, Upper Chistibung, Kopra and Swanta is that ownership of these lodges belongs to a village rather than individuals with profits contributing to community projects such as funding local schools.
A training program has been provided to the local villagers who run each lodge covering food preparation and lodge management. There is no doubt that Kopra Ridge is one of the best short treks in Nepal. This short trek contains all of the elements of a classic Nepal trekking experience including villages, wildlife, panoramic mountain views and range of landscape from forest to high alpine.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Full Day sightseeing of Kathmandu City & fly to Pokhara
Day 03: Drive & Trek to Ghandruk (1940 M/6365ft)-Approx. 5/6 hrs
Day 04: Trek to Tadapani (2590m/8497ft) - Approx. 3/4 hrs
Day 05: Tadapani to Dobato (3,425m/11,237 ft)- Approx. 4/5 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Bayeli (3,400m/11,155ft) - 4/5 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Upper Chhistibung (3000m/9843ft) – 4/5 hrs
Day 08: Trek to Khopra Danda (4,020m/13,189ft)-3/4 hrs
Day 09: Extra day in Khopra Ridge
Day 10: Trek to Saudwa village (2,200m/7,218ft). Approx. 4/5 hrs.
Day 11: Trek down to Tatopani (1100 M/3608ft) 3/4 hrs
Day 12: Drive to Pokhara, half day sightseeing in Pokhara
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu ( 25 minute flight) & transfer to Hotel.
Day 14: Final Departure