Khopra Ridge trek is also known as Khopra Danda trek and it is nestled on the Annapurna region of Nepal. The trek is an off the beaten trekking in Nepal and very recently it is gaining its popularity as one of the beautiful destinations. The trek climbs all the way to a ridge of Khopra, which is on one of the flanks of Annapurna south. Furthermore, you can venture to Khayar Lake on the higher grounds to get better views of the surroundings.
The elevation of Khopra ridge Khayar trek does not surpass the elevation of 3600 meters on a regular note. Only if you opt to visit Khayar lake, the elevation reaches to 4700 meters but however you will return back to the base at the end of the day. Hence, there are very few chances of you falling sick to the elevation. Another surprising fact about this trek is that this place, Khopra ridge, is a view point for many community based treks that runs in the region.
No matter whatever the route, Khopra ridge trek primarily embarks on lush green forest of Rhododendron. The forest intermingles with villages inhabited by indigenous Gurung people. Compared to that of other famed routes in Annapurna, the villages are very small and sparse but remain unsoiled by the tourism. The tin roofed and stone slated houses, the traditional attire, stone stairs and several other aspect make these villages along the trail of Khopra unique. Once out of the forest you will mostly traverse on the ridges which offer splendid views of the mountains in the Annapurna. It is often debated that Khopra offers one of the most closest views of the mountains in that range and it is very true because at times you will feel like the mountains is in a stone throw distance.
Nevertheless, Khopra ridge trek is growing big in terms of popularity but despite the fact, there is still handful of teahouses only. Hence, this trek as well provides ample opportunity to do camping trek. You can as well adjoin this trek with other treks existing in the region. This trek alone is a fantastic trek and can keep you entertained for as short as a week and as much as 2 weeks. Join this off the beaten trek today!
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