9 Things You Should Know Before Trekking to Khopra Ridge
by Jayaram Thapaliya · Updated September 2, 2020
Though Trekking to Khopra Ridge is taken as an easy peasy trek, you should know it’s difficulty, length, availability of lodge, types of lodge , wifi availability on route, which is best view points on route. So today I am enlightening here 9 Things Should You Know Before Trekking to Khopra Ridge.
If you are making a plan trekking to Khopra Ridge, here is 9 vital things you should know before trek.
1. Trekking to Khopra Ridge is one of the Easy Trek in Nepal
If you’re wondering to do an easy trek in Nepal, try to visit Khopra Ridge . The trails are not difficult to walk and the maximum altitude on this trek that you should sleep is 3660m. So we can say trekkking to Khopra Ridge is an easy hike which can be suitable for beginners trekkers too.
2. You can Make Adventure Trip By Hiking Khayar Lake
We can go trekking to the khopra adventure too. But How ? Here is the deal. From Khopra ridge we can hike to Khayar Lake(4700m). Hike to Khayar Lake is not easy like to reach Khopra Danda. Because Khayar lake hike is a difficult journey as it takes more than 10 hours from and too Khopra Danda. After a 5 hour ascent you’ll get the very basic places where you can have lunch . Ascending and descending of 1100 m in a single day at high altitude makes this trip an adventure.
3. Khayar Lake Hike is Optional
If you are experienced hikers and want to make more adventure, it is worth it to < strong > visit Khayar Lake. Because it is the best way to get amazing views of Dhaulagiri,Nilgiri,Tukuche and Annapurna South . This hike leads you to the north base camp of Annapurna South.
4. You can combine Poon Hill Trek too.
Most people prefer the Poon Hill trek as the best short trek in Nepal. You’ll be able to do the Khopra trek with Ghorepani Poon Hill within 7 days from Kathmandu. So it is an opportunity to combine Poon Hill Trek.
5. It is not crowded like other popular trek.
There will be 30 to 40 people group entry on Khopra only in High season . Other routes in Annapurna Such As Poon Trek , Mardi Himal Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Circuit trek, there will be more than 200 people entry each day in a peak season. Thus Trekking to Khopra Ridge can be considered as quite less crowded in Annapurna Region Trekking.
6. It is Tea-House plus Community Base lodge Trekking
Till some years ago, Trekking to Khopra Ridge was Camping Based Trek. But since the past few years, it has changed to Teahouses and Community based trek.
Among the route, you’ll get teahouses on Dobato and Swanta. Whereas you’ll get community lodge accommodation on Khopra Danda and DhanKharka.
7. You’ll get WIFI every spot on Khopra Danda Trek
Though this is off the beaten trail and recently introduced trail, however it is providing internet facility for trekkers. You can demonstrate your view from Khopra Danda using your smart phones.
Most of the places you should pay 150 to 200 NPR for WIFI to Each device on Khopra Trail but there is free WIFI on KHOPRA DANDA .
8. Don’t Miss Mulde Peak View Point
Though there are many remarkable viewpoints on the journey to Khopra Danda, Muldey Peak View Point is considered as one of the best viewpoints on Khopra Trekking Trail. It provides you more than 10 peaks with 360 Degree views .
9. It is a Short day trek
If you want to explore Khopra Ridge only, it is possible to do it within 5 days. But adding some popular side trips we can make longer as we wish.
Normally it is tradition to add Poon Hill trek as a side trip of KHOPRA RIDGE TRAIL. Because it is very worthwhile to add Poon Hill trekking as sidetrip of KRT because Poon Hill is one of the most demanded short treks in Annapurna. Just adding 2 more days on Khopra Ridge Itinerary we can make BEST KHOPRA TREK.