Trip Highlights

  • The early drive to Pokhara (820m), the second biggest city, also very popularly known as the second home of the tourists is the land of extravagant beauty that triggers excitement despite its 6 hours drive.
  • The beautiful Phewa Lake and the magnificence of the Himalayas mounting at the backdrop create an atmosphere of peace and delight.
  • Next day's drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk, the biggest cultured Gurung village with a grand view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Fishtail along with extensive vibrant green hills is incredible.
  • Walk to the high elevated remote trail to Khopra Ridge offers you the most astonishing views with towering mountains along with the world's deepest gorge which appears into the depth of profound valleys.
  • Khopra Ridge, the high elevated Himalayan meadow is simply stunning and overnight stay at the community lodge with the most charismatic mountain views is the highlight of the entire trip which is priceless.
  • Excursion to holy Khaire Lake on the optional day is rewarding in terms of both views and mysticism despite it being a strenuous walk.

Trip Overview

The ascent of Annapurna I, the first breakthrough of 8,000m peak by French climbers, Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal in the 1950 generated the curiosity among nature lovers to explore these concealed valleys. Since then Annapurna, now the largest protected area in Nepal is exposed to thousands of traveler every year which is rich in biodiversity and has unique features making it the most beautiful place and not-to-be-missed destination.

This amazing 9 days exploration starting from the foothills of Annapurna to the secluded mountain terrain of Khopra Ridge is one of the most marvelous hikes to experience Nepal. The exceptional culture, beautiful people, and amazing views of lofty peaks of Annapurna I, II, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Nilgiri, Annapurna Fang (BarahShikar) is alluring. This trek is also known as Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community trek as we use community lodges for accommodation whose profits goes to several projects for the benefit of the locals. This route is infrequently visited and is best for those who want to break away from the commercial trails and enjoy the tranquility with outstanding views.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrive to Kathmandu
  • Day 02 : Half day city tour/ free afternoon
  • Day 03 : Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 04 : Drive to Nayapul Trek to Ghandruk
  • Days 05 : Trek to Tadapani
  • Day 06 : Trek to Bayli Kharka [3,450 m]
  • Days 07 : Trek to Upper Chistibung [2,950 m]
  • Days 08 : Trek Kopra Ridge [3,600 m]
  • Day 09 : Exploration to Holy Khaire Lake
  • Day 10 : Swanta [2,200 m]
  • Day 11 : Ghorepani [2,810 m]
  • Day 12 : Sunrise trip to Poonhill then trek to Hille [1,540m]
  • Day 13 : Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara
  • Day 14 : drive to Kahtmandu
  • Day 15 : transfer to International airport.
  • Day 01 : Arrive to Kathmandu

  • Day 02 : Half day city tour/ free afternoon

  • Day 03 : Drive to Pokhara

  • Day 04 : Drive to Nayapul Trek to Ghandruk

  • Days 05 : Trek to Tadapani

  • Day 06 : Trek to Bayli Kharka [3,450 m]

  • Days 07 : Trek to Upper Chistibung [2,950 m]

  • Days 08 : Trek Kopra Ridge [3,600 m]

  • Day 09 : Exploration to Holy Khaire Lake

  • Day 10 : Swanta [2,200 m]

  • Day 11 : Ghorepani [2,810 m]

  • Day 12 : Sunrise trip to Poonhill then trek to Hille [1,540m]

  • Day 13 : Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

  • Day 14 : drive to Kahtmandu

  • Day 15 : transfer to International airport.

Cost Includes

  • Private Arrival / Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on twin share BB basis as itinerary.
  • Full board meals while trekking (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).

Cost Excludes

“Excellent cultural & natural experiences throughout the trip.”

- Paul / Lisa / Luke / Chris Hewitt, | 31 Aug, 2016

“Helpful staff always cheerful + willing to help, part of our team, of course lots of other things were memorable, too numerous to mention.”

- Jane / Adrian Roberts, | 31 Aug, 2016

“Good reliable Food (No stomach upset!). Getting away from main trek route plus Great local knowledge of Trek leader.”

- Ian & Linda Parker, | 31 Aug, 2016

“We really enjoyed our experience and are so glad we did not attempt to organize the trip ourselves as everything ran so smoothly and was stress free. Thank you.”

- Emma-Louise Barlow, | 31 Aug, 2016

“Good service by porters, staff and climbing Sherpa.”

- Gulper Marchel, | 31 Aug, 2016

“I absolutely loved the trek & would love to do the twenty-day trek to Everest Base Camp when I’m older.”

- Christopher Hewitt, | 31 Aug, 2016

“I really enjoyed getting to know the staff. They were all really lovely people + made my trip very enjoyable.”

- Brooke Robinson, | 31 Aug, 2016

“The whole trek was awesome. Everything was done extremely professionally.

- Bradley + Michael Levitt, | 30 Aug, 2016

“The trek was very personalized, the company was a fantastic experience, the staff were excellent and we were looked after very well. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Mountain Monarch. Will highly recommend to anyone and hope to return in the not too distant future.
Thank you.”

- Gidon, | 11 Aug, 2016

“Everything about the trek was great .The way that we were put at EASE by the staff. The different terrain/ habitats that were experienced.”

- Ross Cant, | 11 Aug, 2016

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