Khopra trek is known as Kopra Ridge Trek or Khopra Khayar Lake Trek as well. this is off the beaten trekking trail and along the remote Himalaya range of Kopra ridge and through forests with traditional villages in the heart of Annapurna region. One of the world greatest, the Khayer trek offers you views of the Annapurna range and gigantic Mt. Dhaulagiri which are entirely breathtaking and complement many of our unique campsites during this two week trek.
For the words Khayar Lake sometime people pronounce as Khair Tal (Lake) also. This is newly open trekking trail combination with most popular Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek and Himalayan wilderness. The Khopra Khayar Lake Trek is in the heart of the Annapurna region and has a power of magnetic attraction on trekkers. The trail still remains a largely secret trekking route whereas the Annapurna region is more frequented by trekkers. The majestic Dhaulagiri (8,167m) is the seventh highest mountain of the world, Nilgiri, Tukuche peak, Annapurna south, Himchuli, Fish-tail, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna IV, III, Dampus Peak, Mana Pathi Peak, and Annapurna Fang all plunk up in line wearing a veil of endless snow. During the spring season the Khayer Trek will enhance your spirit with the glow of various flowers including Rhododendron and Magnolia. Khayer Lake is holy site, where people are praying for their success. On top of this visiting Khayer will put you in the open arms of locals and their strong and colorful cultural traditions. Every March to August all the local people get to together on the Khayer Lake and engage in a traditional ritual. Yak is slain and drinks the blood while it is hot. They believe it is the ideal treatment for any kind of illness. The next occasion, during the day of sacred-thread replacement at August full moon (Janai Purnima), people believe that they will receive everything wish for when they pray to Khayar Baraha. In particular the married barren women ask for the fertility.
There are several routes for the Khopra Ridge Trek, you can begin trip from Beni Galeshwar as a recently developed community based trekking route, and then walk through the Bashkharka, Nagi, Mohare Danda, Poon Hill, Ghorepani, Swanta, Khopra Danda, Khayer Lake, Dhan Kharka/Chistibang, Bayeli, Bhaisi Kharka/ Dobate, Isharu, Mashar then catch Ghorapani Trekking main trail at Tadapani. Or you can start trip from Tatopani, Narchang and Nayapul but Nayapul is shortest drive from Pokhara. The trail ascend a series of forested ridges from Swanta, away from the more popular routes, passing through the traditional villages, lush forests then finally to the sacred Khayer Lake. Besides these, the sunrise and sunset view from Ghorepani Poon hill is most excellent. An amazing view of Hiunchuli and Annapurna south are a taste of things to come as we gradually ascend through rhododendron forest and alpine meadows to camp beneath the splendid Fang Face of Annapurna I. From Khopra Danda, it is best to day hike to the Lake “Khayer Baraha” situated at 4,700 meters. This lake is down in the lap of the south Annapurna and from here we can enjoy the view of Kali Gandaki (the deepest gorge in the world). We end our trip collecting boundless experience either in Nayapul or Phadi. Our crew will lead the singing and dancing in Pokhara during our last night together before we return to Kathmandu.
The spectacular Annapurna Khayer Lake trek is a highly recommended short trek which can be arranged throughout the whole in the year. It would be our great pleasures make your holidays more enjoyable and relaxing through our experienced local Guide and friendly staff. Nepal Mother house Treks organizes Khopra Danda Trek itinerary in a personalized manner according to our clients’ holiday schedule and interests. We look forward to hearing from you!