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

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!

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration13 days
Offer periodJan, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

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.

Meeting point

Kathmandu Airport

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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. 


About the guide

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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!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2057 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• 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


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