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13-day Khopra trek in Annapurna (with 1h flight in Everest area)

Khopra Trek

Join IMFGA-certified guide Tshering on the Khopra Ridge Trek (3660m), via Muldhari and Poon Hill viewpoints, and get breathtaking views of Annapurna Massif. Back in Kathmandu, go on an unforgettable 1-hour mountain flight to the Everest region!

Private

Himalaya

13 Days

Jan, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Discover the most spectacular views over the Annapurna mountains
  • Enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the Nepalese Himalaya mountains
  • Go on an amazing 1-hour flight to the Everest region!

Description

This amazing 13-day Khopra trek via the Muldhai and Poon Hill viewpoints offers the most spectacular views of the Annapurna mountains. The trek takes you to the remote and wild Khopra ridge (3660m), one of the best viewpoints in the Himalayas. The Muldhai Viewpoint Trek (3637m) is the newly-opened trekking trail in the Annapurna Conservation area in Nepal.

The adventure begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. From there, we drive to Ghandruk, where the trekking begins! Along the way on the main trail, we will be staying in traditional tea houses. Once we leave the main path at Tadapani, we will stay in community lodges.

We will be trekking through remote alpine trails, reaching the Muldhai viewpoint, with impressive views over the Annapurna and Dhalaugiri mountains. Then we will continue until we reach the Khopra Ridge. Once there, you will be amazed by spectacular views of impressive peaks, like Annapurna South, Nilgiri, Vara Shikhar and Tukuche.

You will be amazed by the view of high mountains and snow-capped peaks, but this area not only boasts a gorgeous natural beauty; it is also culturally rich, with the unique traditions and culture of the Gurung and Magar ethnic groups. Bear in mind you need a good fitness level to join this trek, as we will be hiking and climbing for several hours each day.

On our way back we descend through open oak forests and alpine pastures,  passing by Swanta, Fulbari and also the well-known Poon Hill viewpoing, where we will watch a beautiful sunrise, surrounded by stunning mountains. We go back to the main trail at Ghorepani and follow Burungdi khola to Nayapool where our trek ends.

Back in Pokhara, we will have some time to relax at this beautiful city, before we travel back to Kathmandu.On the last day of our tour, you will enjoy a mountain flight to the Mount Everest region, getting close to the highest peak in the world and to many high mountains in the Himalayas! 

Then, back in Kathmandu again, you will have time to visit some World Heritage Sites and discover this amazing city, the capital of Nepal.

So if you are in for this great tour in Nepal, just send me a request and book your place! Come join me for an unforgettable experience, discovering stunning natural beauty and a unique culture. 

If you don’t have much time available, check out this 8-day Muldhai Viewpoint Trek in the Annapurna region.

Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1995 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

The price includes:

Airport/Hotel Pick, drop and sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara world heritage sites. 


3 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu bed and breakfast accommodation on a twin- 
sharing basis whilst, and en route to the Khopra trek on the return. 


2 Nights Hotel in Pokhara bed and breakfast accommodation on a twin- 
sharing basis whilst.

Full board accommodation in lodges ("Tea Houses") on trek.

One hour mountain flight in Mt. Everest region

Explore pokhara and Kathmandu world heritage sites.

Necessary land transportation.

All necessary Permits and fees.

All necessary local staff salary with insurance. 


All costs for IFMGA/NNMGA Certified Mountain Guides/ Nepal Government certified trekking guide with insurance. 



Welcome and Farewell dinner.

Top Himalaya Guides group First aid kits,

Satellite phone for emergency (personal call US $ 5 per minute).

Oxygen for emergency medical proposes (If used US $500) // The price does not include:

Visa fees original entry visa into Nepal. This can be obtained at the 
airport upon arrival. 


Air travel to and from Kathmandu. 


Mineral water, soft drinks, Chocolates bars, toilet papers, any alcohol.

Laundry, Hot shower, Postage, Telephone calls, emails and other items of a 
personal nature. 


Any costs associated with you leaving the Trekking early. 


Any costs associated with arriving back in Kathmandu early, for 
example, having the trek ahead of schedule. 


Personal medical and travel insurance and cancelation insurance 
(most have emergency helicopter evacuation). 


Lunch and evening meals dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara. 


Personal spending money. 


Tips for all local support crews


Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu

Arrival in Kathmandu TIA Airport. Pick up and transfer to hotel.

Day 2: Drive to Pokhara

Day 3: Drive to Gandrunk and Trek to Tadapani

Day 4: Trek to Dobato

Day 5: Early vie point to Muldhai peak (3,637m) and trek to Chhistibang (Dhankharka) Means Rock land

Day 6: Trek to Khopra ridge (3,660m)

Day 7: Trek to Swanta (3,000m)

Day 8: Trek to Ghorepani (2,800m)

Day 9: Trek to Poon Hill viewpoint and trek to Ulleri (1900m) - Drive to Pokhara (850m)

to Pokhara (850m)

Day 10: Explore Pokhara city and visit cave and International Mountain Museum.

Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 12: Kathmandu

Rafting or Rock climbing in Kathmandu and farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 13: Mountain flight to Everest region - Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Mountain flight to Mt. Everest region in the morning. Explore Kathmandu’s World Heritage Sites. If you wish, you will have time for shopping presents. Transfer to Kathmandu TIA airport. End of tour. 

 

Details

Meeting point

Kathmandu Airport

About the guide

Hi! I'm Tshering, IFMGA/NNMGA certified mountain guide. I work together with a team of certified and professional mountain and trekking guides. If I'm not available to guide you, one of my colleagues will take great care of you.

I have been climbing since 1996, starting on the 8000m mountains in the Himalaya. I'm one of the few IFMGA/NNMGA certified mountain guides (Instructor) from south Asia, gaining my qualification from the New Zealand Mountain Guides Association (NZMGA) & Nepal National Mountain Guide Association (NNMGA).


I have successfully guided on Mt Everest on multiple occasions, and other 8000m peaks such as Mt Cho-oyu (8,201m) (3 times), Sisha Pangma (8,013m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Lhotse (8,515m) and many more.


I have have also a strong international climbing experience and extensive knowledge of the logistics, planning and group dynamic that are also very crucial to successfully lead adventures in the Himalaya and around the world. I guided in New Zealand, Norway, France, Scotland, Thailand, Bhutan, Pakistan, India and Tibet. I'm also a rescue expert and a technical trainer for the mountain guides training.


I very much like guiding my clients in remote places, where no tourist goes. I like also discovering new routes and peaks. Please have a look to the different trekking and mountaineering expeditions I propose and contact me if you want to discuss about them. I can of course also guide you in more 'classic' routes, just get in touch with me and let's talk about your wishes!

My team of guides consists of:

Climbing guides:

Chhiring Sonam Lama
Pasang Lama
Dukchung Lama
Pekma Lama
DAWA Chhedar Bhote
Wang Chhedar Bhote
DAWA Phinjo Bhote
Phurpu Thilen Bhote

Cook kitchen crew:
Jusbir Tamang
Sonam Bhote
Tenzing Bhote
Guru Bhote

All climbing guides have summited Everest several times.

Languages

Norwegian | Nepali | English

Certificates

NNMGA | IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Kathmandu, Nepal


What people are saying about Tshering Pande Bhote Guiding Team

David Gahan

5.00

November, 2022

A truely amazing experience that I would recommend for anyone serious about climbing AMA Dablam. You need a very high level of fitness & mental strength to climb ama Dablam, it is not a beginner peak. Research the climb, gear required & treking around the Khumbu area before you desire to do this course so you are under no illusions prior to leaving for Nepal. If you have done the research, have all the right gear and have trained appropriately I guarantee you will love this. I recommend purchasing Uphill Athletes 24wk mountaineering training program to get you into mountain shape.

Mattias Gunnarsson

5.00

December, 2021

I had an amazing experience with Tshering’s experienced and highly qualified team including guide Sonam Shalaka and Sherpa Thomas Vechayba. I really enjoyed the concept of acclimating for Ama Dablam by doing the Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lakes and climbing a number of peaks along the way, including Lobuche, rather than the typical repetitive climbs from base camp. It is always my preference to climb with local guides who intimately know the mountain and local customs and this was a perfect example of the benefits of that rather than going with a large group of westerners. Explore-Share always does a great job of facilitating those connections. This was an outstanding experience all around and I would gladly recommend Tshering and his team for any mountaineering experience in the Himalayas.

Charlotte Gevaert

5.00

November, 2021

I would definitely recommend booking with Tshering’s company, Top Himalaya Guides! He is very welcoming and due to his extensive experience with the mountains, he can help you with all the arrangements and any questions or other service requests you have. Due to his recommendation, we were able to change my itinerary to something that I wouldn’t have wanted to miss out on! He also provided excellent staff, my guide Namja was very experienced and qualified, which made me feel super safe in the mountains at all times. I can only look back on an incredible trip! Already looking forward to the next!

Matt Hook

5.00

January, 2020

I can't say enough about Top Himalaya Guides (THG)! Extremely knowledgeable and experienced guides with a genuine passion for the mountains. Our lead guide Sonam did a great job of managing expectations and ensuring that we stayed healthy and happy throughout the expedition. We were fortunate to summit all of our objectives including Ama Dablam, which was an experience of a lifetime. I highly recommend THG for any Himalayan experience and will definitely be using them again when I return to Nepal!!

John Jansen

5.00

December, 2019

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Caspian Nasser

5.00

January, 2019

Tshering was so great and informative. Very nice personal day out. He made sure everything was great and that we enjoyed ourselves! :)

Florian

5.00

October, 2018

Thanks for the email. After the initial confusion, climbing was great and Sonam was an amazing guide! Both Eveline and myself had a wonderful time and wish we could have kept climbing! Thanks for making our trips to Nepal even more unforgettable!!

Fabien Bousquet

4.00

November, 2017

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Stig

5.00

April, 2015

My self and two friends planned a trip to Everest region in December 2014. We were recommended Tshering of Tormod Granheim, a Norwegian who has been at Mt. Everest with Tshering. With ski ... Our trip was far far less demanding than that. But no less reason to be very pleased with Tshering. We walked from Lukla, to Namche Bazar, further to Everest View Hotel and then finally we reached our goal; Varak Peak. 4,618 meters above sea level. Tshering is in addition to being a pleasant companion also well known and experienced guy. Especially fun is it to be with him in this region where he knows "all" the local people. We had good days in the mountains, and were also lucky with the weather. To see Mt. Everest both in sunset and sun rice is amazing!

Per-Arne

5.00

April, 2015

I am planning an expedition to Ama Dablam in 2016, I choose Tshering, because I met him in Norway and had a conversation with him. He then suggested that we could train together in Norway before I go to Nepal. We have done some climbing on glacier, some rock climbing and alpine ascents in Norway and I will never regret that I choose him and his company. He seems very professional and he is a very good instructor. Looking forward going to Nepal.

Jimmy

5.00

April, 2015

Tshering and his company was our guides during our Medical Aid Mountaineering trip in October 2014. Their way of preparing the trip, handling the challenges underway, securing our safety, including us in the process and taking care of us, in addition to sharing their knowledge of their culture and the Himalayas, was fantastic! I have been in the Himalayas in different countries and with other companies, but this company and Thsering was the best so far! Especially his knowledge about safety and climbing was essential for us as we where there during dangerous times, but his decisions got us safely through. In addition to that he and the rest of his guides where nice, open and smiling people, that we could laugh, have fun, enjoy the landscape and culture with, to the full! I would recommend him and his company to anyone travelling in the Himalayas and other places they arranged trips. Jimmy Westerheim




 

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