Kopra Ridge Trek

Destination: Annapurna Region
Duration : 14 days
Best Season : Mar-May; Oct-Nov

Grade : Moderate
Max. Altitude : 3870m

Kopra Ridge is one of the best short treks in Nepal, located in an interesting and less visited area of the Annapurna region, and offering views that rival Poon Hill. The route to Kopra Ridge follows the main hiking trail towards Poon Hill but instead ascends to the ridge overlooking Gandaki Gorge where you can have the surreal experience of watching planes fly below you. Atop the ridge at 3660 m, is a community trekking lodge which enjoys an incredible view, one only recently discovered by trekkers. From there you can see over the gorge towards Annapurna South and Dhaulagiri, and at dusk the cliffs at Fang Nigiri take on a dazzling amber glow as they reflect the sunset. From the ridge, the holy Kaire Lake is well worth a visit and is only a short hike away. 


Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel (1300 m/4265 ft)

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 3: Drive by bus or car (6 hr) or fly (25 min) to Pokhara (914 m/ 3000 ft)

Day 4: Drive Nayapool (1 hr) and trek to Ghandruk (1920 m/6299  ft)

Day 5: Trek to Tadapani (2,590 m/8497 ft)

Day 6: Trek to Bayeli Kharka (3420 m/11220 ft)

Day 7: Trek to Upper Chistibung (2 975 m/9760 ft)

Day 8: Trek to Kopra Ridge (3660 m/12007 ft)

Day 9: Day walk from Kopra Ridge

Day 10: Trek to Swanta Village (2200 m/7217 ft)

Day 11: Trek to Ulleri (2050 m/6725 ft)

Day 12: Trek to Nayapool, drive to Pokhara

Day 13: Fly or drive to Kathmandu

Day 14: Departure


- Camera, chargers, personal medical kit, ID/passport, diary/notebook, Nepalese currency etc....


- Warm inner layer/base layer set
- Goretex jacket and trouser
- Feather/down or any warm jacket
- Trekking shoes
- Warm socks (few pairs)
- Gloves
- Hat/cap
- Sunglasses
- Water bottle/camelbak
- Trekking poles



- International and domestic airport arrival and departure

- 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu (B/B basis)

- 2 nights hotel in Pokhara (B/B basis)

- Kathmandu-pokhara-kathmandu bus or flight ticket

- Trekking permit and TIMS card

- Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara transport by car/van/bus

- Food and lodge accommodation during trek

- Guide and porter

- Guide and porter food/wages/insurance/transportation


- Personal expenses

- Rescue and medical

- Drinks and beverages

- Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara

- Tips for guide and porter

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