Since 1998 15,000+ Happy Guests Sherpa Owned & Operated Company

Mountain Sherpa
  • Pasang Sherpa (Managing Director)



3 Star Hotel Package

1400USD per person

*Including healthy meals

5 Star Hotel Package

1700USD per person

*Including healthy meals

  • Trip Style Cultural Tour + Trek
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate

based on 2 review(s)

Book Now Best Price & Service Guaranteed

With the Annapurna region developing roads in certain areas, the laws of nature seem to be giving way to unnecessary modern needs for the development of commerce and trade in a region known for bio-diversified beauty, and with this changing by the weeks, trekking and hiking lovers who love trekking in Nepal are now seeking untouched and virgin routes in this magnificent area; and the ‘Khopra danda Excursion – Khopra Ridge Trek is just the solution for a thrilling holiday that runs straight off-track onto a rough route called the ‘Yak trail’’, creating a sublime avenue for those who seek a tryst with the gods of nature…

Khopra danda trek that sanctifies Mother Nature in an exceptional way, the fantastic trek steers itself into unknown territory and is said to be an exclusive outing for those looking for something lesser-known. Trekkers on this route tend to meet fewer people [fellow trekkers] and it’s only you, the mountains, and those merry birds to keep us company all the way. We get what we want on this trail, sublime vistas of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and the warm village folks we meet up on the way. And during springtime, the trail is blessed with lovely flowers and the rhododendron trees stir our romantic emotions as we get our cameras ready for some great picture options to put up in our ballrooms when we get back home…

This particular area is a base for two big-time festivals in Khayer Lake held annually each year. The local folks group together on the higher elevations of the ridge once in March and April with a break to continue in July and August. Whenever the festival is celebrated the villagers take blood from a yak and drink it while it is still warm! The superstition goes that this will heal any disease. This time around the village people tend to believe that whatever they pray for will be granted: this includes good wives and the women folks hope for bearing children. The outstanding landscapes hereabouts display before us scenery ranging from the rich finery of the Pokhara Valley and its excellent views of Annapurna massif including the towering peaks of Machhapuchare [Fish Tail mountain] as we hike into marvelous rhododendron, hemlock, and fir forest through the high alpine ridges of Khopra; Another wonderful addition is the sacred Khayer Lake, which requires a little stroll away from the Khopra Ridge. The ‘Khopra Danda ExcursionKhopra Ridge Trek’ is just what we need to get away from those contemporary stressful situations we all experience sometimes in life…

Itinerary Print Itinerary

If it’s a clear day when you are flying into Kathmandu, then your tour begins right from the skies itself. The sights from the windows of our jet show us glimmering snow-capped mountain peaks spread out down below us, giving us the first thrills of our just begun vacation, sparking off a whole reaction of unforgettable experiences that stay with us for some time to come. As soon as your plane hits the tarmac of Tribhuwan International Airport, a Mountain Sherpa Trekking office representative and driver will be on standby to meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The rep will help you check into your designated hotel, and after going to our rooms and refreshing ourselves we will be briefed about our daily activities. The rest of your time is free to move around the neighborhood and get familiar with your surroundings. In the evening we will meet our senior trek guide who will brief the group about details related to our trek. Your first overnight in the ancient city of temples, probably the most in the world. Breakfast

After a good night’s sleep and enjoying a hearty b/fast, we proceed for our tour of Basantapur Durbar Square. Recorded by UNESCO as a cultural World Heritage site, Kathmandu Durbar Square is a bunch of medieval temples, palaces, courtyards, and streets that date back to the 12th and 18th centuries. within this square we will find Hanumandhoka Palace Museum, Taleju Temple, Kumari Ghar (House of the Living Goddess), Kasthamandap and other temples and buildings as old as the city itself; from here we head for a tour of the famous Boudhanath Stupa {said to be the largest in the world) and a major center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu. The stupa is designed to be like a giant mandala (a representation of the Buddhist cosmos). We next drive down to Swayambhunath {popularly known as Monkey Temple} “Swayambhu” means “self-created” and refers to the myth that the hill sprung up suddenly from a great lake that once covered Kathmandu Valley. Our next destination is Pashupatinath Temple. This temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Shiva and is said to be the holiest Hindu shrine in Nepal. Hereabouts we see a cremation ritual of Hindus at ‘Aryaghat’, the cremation area of the temple. This cremation site is used for the once royal family of Nepal and also for the simple Nepalese people who live within the country We then wrap up our Heritage tour with a trip to Patan which is one of the three medieval cities in Kathmandu and a destination for connoisseurs of great arts. We take a tour of Patan Durbar Square - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the square is the Patan Museum (originally a Malla palace), Krishna Mandir- a stone temple of Lord Krishna with its 21 spires and art that displays scenes from the Mahabharata and Ramayana epics, this includes the Royal Bath or 'Tushahity' and the nearby Hindu and Buddhist temples. We return back to our hotel, refresh, and head down to the Thamel area and in the evening explore around the local market in Kathmandu. Breakfast

After breakfast, we will pick you up from the hotel and drop you off at the domestic airport for a short but very picturesque flight to Pokhara. We can catch amazing views of the Himalayas from the right side of our airplane. Pokhara is a beautiful lake city and we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, the five peaks of Annapurna, and others.

We meet our Sherpa crew at Pokhara Airport then you will transfer to Kimche by Private Jeep. Which is about 2:30 hours drive from Pokhara, from where we'll begin the first steps of our trek.

Our trek begins as the trail ascends slightly through forests to Ghandruk, a bustling village of the ethnic Gurung community that has its own dialect, culture, dress, and traditions. Ghandruk is also home to many Gurkha soldiers. It is a well-known destination for trekkers as it is known for its beautiful mountain views and also because it's just a stone’s throw from Pokhara and Kathmandu. The afternoon is ours to visit the Annapurna Conservation Office, museums and explore the interesting village. Overnight stay at Private Lodge – B. L. D

We first descend further along the trail showcasing rich rhododendron forests, splendidly cascading sparkling mountain streams, and other magical vistas of nature that surprise us. After continuously climbing for 3 hours, we step on the territory of Tadapani at an altitude of 2590m. Tadapani offers the most awesome mountain views of the overpowering peaks of Annapurna South. We then crash out for the night at our lodge – B. L. D

After having our breakfast at Tadapani, we start our day by walking on the gradual path through the lush rainforest. After hiking for 2-3 hours, we will stop for lunch at a place called Isaru. We'll spend about 1 hour here enjoying a delicious meal, and our Sherpa guide will provide you with the best available lunch.

After this stop, our walk continues with a slow climb for an hour through the rhododendron and pinewood forest. We will reach an open, large pasture with a sturdy wooden shepherd's shelter. From here, our route diverts east with a short climb to a ridge through short rhododendron bushes. A few minutes of descending from the ridge brings us to a small path above the cliffside. This almost level path for 5-10 minutes could be risky when walking in snow and hailstorms, which may occur sometimes. However, this small section must be undertaken cautiously.

After reaching the other side of the ridge near the boulders, our hike takes us on a downhill slope overlooking terrific views of the surrounding landscapes, including the Annapurna range, the amazing peak of Machhapuchare, and the Dhaulagiri range to the west. From here, a gradual climb of fewer than two hours brings us to our overnight camp at Dobato. Dobato is a cowherd spot with scattered temporary huts in the middle of the rhododendron and magnolia forest, offering excellent close-up views of the Annapurna mountains and even as far as the Manaslu range to the east. We will stay overnight at a private lodge. (B.L.D.)

From Dobato in the morning, we ascend to the great viewpoint of Mulde (Muldai 3600m). From Mulde, you can see a total of 25 mountains, including the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal range, and more. After spending a short time there, we trek back for a tea break and then continue to trek to Chhistibung.

Today, we hike through clear terrain and a beautiful forest to reach the pastures of Chistibung. We will have our lunch at Chhistibung. Afterward, we gradually ascend through a forest before reaching Khopra, which is a temporary herder's settlement. If you are lucky, you might be able to catch sight of the colorful Lophophorus (Danphe), the national bird of Nepal, as well as Himalayan Thar on the grassy ridge high above the trail. Overnight stay at Khopra danda in the lodge – B. L. D.

Today, after having our breakfast, we embark on a long hiking day up to Khayer Lake, which is situated at about 4500 meters. The hike to the lake takes approximately 4-5 hours to reach and about 3-4 hours to return, totaling approximately 8 hours. Our Sherpa guide will provide you with a packed lunch for the day, as there are no more teashops or lodges along the way between Khopra Danda and Khayer Lake.

Khayer Lake is exceptionally beautiful, and the views and scenery are beyond imagination. Our expert local Sherpa guide will lead you there at a very slow pace, as at higher altitudes, the oxygen levels are lower, and it's essential to walk slowly to avoid any high altitude sickness. We have been operating this trek for over 25 years, and our Sherpa guides are fully aware of the precautions needed.

Overnight stay at Khopra Danda

After enjoying our breakfast at Khopra and soaking in the incredible views of the Annapurna ranges, we embark on a trek to the charming village of Swanta.The total trek is expected to take approximately 5-6 hours.

Starting from Khopra Ridge, we descend from the hillock and follow a gently sloping trail that leads us downhill. Along the way, we are treated to more breathtaking views of Mount Dhaulagiri, its towering peak serving as a magnificent backdrop to the terraced, lush green fields and traditional houses in the nearby villages.

Finally, we arrive at the picturesque hamlet of Swanta, nestled amidst the rice fields.

Today's trek spans approximately 3 to 4 hours, promising a delightful journey. Our destination: the charming village of Tatopani, where a unique treat awaits – a visit to the soothing hot springs. The descent to the hot spring is a mere 15-minute stroll, and returning to our hotel takes no more than 20 to 30 minutes, tops.

Picture this: the trail is meticulously maintained and immaculately clean, winding through a serene forest alive with the enchanting melodies of birds and the melodious rush of the river. It's nature's symphony at its finest!

However, the true gem lies at the heart of our destination – the hot spring itself. Nestled along the banks of the Modi River, it offers the perfect setting for relaxation. Picture yourself immersed in a warm pool, surrounded by the crisp, refreshing air from the river – a sensory delight!

The hot spring facility goes above and beyond, featuring not one, but two spacious pools, along with a rejuvenating fountain to cleanse yourself. And as the icing on the cake, we'll spend the night in one of the best available hotels in Tatopani, ensuring your comfort and enjoyment are top-notch.

After savoring a delicious breakfast, our journey continues as we depart from Tatopani en route to Pokhara via Beni. This scenic drive typically takes around 4 to 5 hours, whisking us away in the comfort of our private vehicles. Upon our arrival in Pokhara, we proceed to check into our hotel.

Once settled, we take a moment to refresh and enjoy some tea and snacks. The rest of the day can be a relaxing one on your own or you can opt for an Ayurvedic massage after the long trek. It's a day filled with exploration and relaxation.

As the day draws to a close, we return to our hotel, where you have the opportunity to unwind and simply chill out. In the evening, you have a special opportunity to express your gratitude to our dedicated support team, including your guide and porter. You can host a welfare dinner in their honor and offer tips directly to show your appreciation for their assistance throughout the journey.

Finally, we settle in for an overnight stay at the hotel, wrapping up our day with memories of a fulfilling adventure. (Breakfast, Lunch)

After breakfast, we will board our vehicle for a short drive to the airport and then fly back to Kathmandu. Make sure your video cameras are ready to capture some great pictures from the windows of your plane, showcasing the fantastic landscapes and Himalayan vistas.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. There isn't much else to do except send some emails to your loved ones and the companions you met during your holiday. Additionally, you may want to organize those lovely photos you captured. You can spend the evening at your own pace, perhaps catching up on some last-minute shopping, and later, enjoy a complimentary dinner with the Mountain Sherpa trekking staff.

You will stay overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu, including breakfast.

Optionally, you can also embark on a sightseeing tour of local markets, visit Patan or Bhaktapur, or explore the ancient Newari towns. If you are interested in these activities, please let us know, and we will provide you with detailed information and day tour packages so that you can make the most of your last-minute time to experience more.

After b/fast, our rep and office vehicle will be on standby at our hotel to transfer us to the airport for our connecting flight home. Serving you was a wonderful joy and pleasure, we at Mountain Sherpa Trekking will cherish the bonds of our relationship created over the time you spent with us and we thank you for choosing us as your travel partner and for visiting this amazing country Nepal. We are sure that trekking in this beautiful region of the Annapurnas and Khopra ridge will give you lifetime memories of a vacation well enjoyed. Adios friends! Till we meet again. Breakfast

Please Note: Although we try to follow the itinerary given above, at times local trail or weather conditions may necessitate slight changes if necessary. The trekking itinerary may also vary slightly depending on our trekkers' acclimatization rates. This adventure goes into wild territory above the timberline, so we seek to request maximum flexibility if and when required for the safety of your trip and your life.

Date & Availability

Go with the right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.

No specific dates avalilable for this package but you can still request a quote .

Book you Private trek with your beloved people

If you would like to do a private Khopra Ridge trek with your spouse, you’re family, or a few friends. Choose the travel dates that work for you and send us a request for a private trek. We are ready to arrange the best private trips just for you and the traveling friends of your choice.

Join this wonderful Khopra Danda/Ridge trek with a local Sherpa private guide. Stay in good hotels in Kathmandu & Pokhara, including clean and cozy lodges throughout trekking.

Just pick your travel dates—we’ll take care of the rest. Please send an Email to us to reserve your date.

Have a custom tour designed exactly to your interests

Walking Sticks

A custom-made Khopra Ridge trek is an independent travel plan designed and arranged as per the client’s interest and request. Tell us what your dream trip would be and we'll make it happen! Like a tailor making a bespoke suit, it will fit you perfectly.

As a local Sherpa expert, we can craft unforgettable experiences for you or your specific group—and work within your needs and budget. Get in touch with a local expert for your perfect vacation.

Any part of this itinerary can be changed to fit your needs and budget, e.g. hotel accommodation, city tour add/skip, trek length, food… click the below link button to request a quote.

We will craft the best tailor-made program for you.

Inclusion Detail

Transports & Accommodations

  • Private Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu Round-trip flight
  • 4 Night hotels in city as specified in Itinerary
  • 9 nights local lodge accommodations during trek
  • Airport Transfers for domestic flight from Hotel

All Meals & Drinks

  • Daily hygienic breakfast in city as specified in Itinerary
  • Daily 3 meals entire trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Tea or Coffee as per choice ( Per day 5 Cups Per Person)
  • Welcome dinner at best local restaurant with cultural show

All Activities & Entrance Fees

  • Fully guided 9 days trekking and hiking
  • Annapurna conservation entry permit fee
  • TIMS Card fees & all Local government fees
  • Tour in city including guide and driver as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, temples and monuments

Reliable Sherpa Guide & Porter

  • Reliable and honest Local Sherpa guide for whole trip
  • Hardworking and trustworthy porters (1 porter for 2 People)
  • Salary and insurance for guide,porter and support staff
  • All meals, equipment & lodging for porter during trek
  • All meals & lodging for sherpa guide during whole trek

Gear & Equipment

  • Complimentary T-shirt, Water bottle and walking pole
  • Sleeping bags and down Jackets if required
  • Duffel bag, Trek Map & group medical Kit
  • Pulse oximeter for oxygen saturation as well as heart rates
  • Hot water bag to warm your feet inside the sleeping bag

Additional Service

  • Call support for anytime 24/7 for Emergency
  • Free help to get SIM Card, renting or buying gears
  • Free extra luggage storage service
  • We help you, if an airline loses your luggage or delayed
  • International flight ticket Reconfirmation service if required


  • International Airfare and Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel insurance for emergency rescue and trip Cancellation
  • Lunch & Dinner in City ( approximately $ 5-10 Per Meal)
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks and deserts in Trek
  • Gratitude for Guide & Porter after end of trek

Extra Bills

  • Phone, internet & Battery Charges bills on trek
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Delayed/cancellation

Latest Traveller's Reviews

Travel experiences of our clients who recently returned from their trips.

Andrew Clarke
Dec 26, 2023

Exceptional Khopra Danda Trek Experience with Mountain Sherpa Trekking: A Five-Star Recommendation

Pre-trip Info
Value for Money
I did the Khopra Danda Trek with Mountain Sherpa Trekking and I highly recommend them! They arranged everything from start to finish with perfect execution. I have done many treks in several different countries - these guys were among the best. The guide was great - the vehicles, lodging, flights- all were flawless. I hope they can do my next trip as well!

Why did you choose Mountain Sherpa Trekking?

Mountain Sherpa Trekking offers exceptional value, a meticulously crafted itinerary, and comes highly recommended by a friend, making it the ideal choice for an unforgettable trekking experience.

Would you recommend Mountain Sherpa Trekking to your friends?


What would you advice other travellers?

I recommend fellow travelers to dedicate 3-4 months for thorough preparation, including training, exercise, and hiking, and emphasize the importance of choosing a reputable Sherpa company like Mountain Sherpa Trekking for exceptional service, given t

Most memorable parts this Trip

The most enjoyable part of my trek was experiencing the breathtaking 360-degree view from Mulde Viewpoint, made even more memorable by the company of my Sherpa guide.

Show more
anders Jensen
Jun 15, 2017

Khopra Trek with Mountain Sherpa Trekking

Pre-trip Info
Value for Money
We did Khopra dada trek with local tour operator Mountain Sherpa trekking and expeditions. Our guide Lal took great care of us, making us stop and catch our breath every few minutes, and making fun every time. Lal was a perfect guide for Khopra trek. His experience is inspiring!

As we would catch our breathing we would see the other cheaper group trek guides hurrying the other tourists, something that will absolutely make this hike almost impossible, so Lal’s patience was important!

The Khopra dada trek itinerary designed by MST was perfect. We are so happy with mountain Sherpa Trekking Service & highly recommend this company!!

Show more
Write your Review
Average Customer Ratings

Reviews Summary provides by customer.

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Vital Information

Why I Book My Khopra Ridge Trek with Mountain Sherpa Trekking

1). Top-notch Sherpa Guides

Our whole guides & staff are 100% Local Sherpa people from the Everest region. As you know “Sherpa’s are highly regarded as elite mountaineers and experts in their local area. They were immeasurably valuable to early explorers of the Himalayan region, serving as guides at the extreme altitudes of the peaks and passes in the region, particularly for expeditions to climb Mount Everest”

We have extremely professional, reliable, and experienced climbing Sherpa’s working with us. We have four expert Sherpa guides for each group of ten trekkers on the trail in order to make sure all of our teams have the best chance at safe success in their goals. Since we will employ experienced Sherpa guides, they will take care of everything and will make your trip easy and wonderful.

2). Supporting Our Community

We believe that we all must give back to our society, as a responsible Sherpa Company, we know the importance of giving and supporting those in need. Hence, Mountain Sherpa Foundation has been established to help address the basic needs problems of the deprived people and low-income families of a remote part of Nepal. We work directly with the local communities to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. We seek to help and to be helped to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods.

We continue to help the local community and have helped our Sherpa guides, porters, and staff. As things get worse for tourism workers amid covid-19 pandemic, Mountain Sherpa Trekking director Mr. Pasang Sherpa distributed relief packages to more than 450 Sherpa trekking guides, porters, and climbing guides on 25 May 2020, Similarly, He supported to Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) that has established a food bank for the tourism workers in Nepal during the COVID 19 pandemic.

Mountain Sherpa Trekking donates up to 15% of its annual revenue to Mountain Sherpa Foundation (MSF) Nepal’s projects, which cover regular maintenance of school buildings, Suitable-learning supplies for children in remote areas, providing necessary medical equipment to health posts of the lower part of Everest and so on.   

The Mountain Sherpa Foundation (MSF) places great importance on providing scholarships to underprivileged students. To date, the foundation has awarded scholarships to 140 deserving students from all seven wards of Mapya Dudhkoshi Rural Municipality. These scholarships open doors to educational opportunities that would otherwise be out of reach for these students, empowering them to pursue their dreams and ambitions.

In addition, the MSF actively organizes regular medical health camps in remote villages across Nepal. These camps play a vital role in delivering essential healthcare services to communities that lack convenient access to medical facilities. By reaching out to these underserved areas, the foundation strives to improve the overall health and well-being of the local population.                    

3). Quality Run Journeys

Unlike many other companies, at Mountain Sherpa Trekking, we believe in giving you the freedom to choose your meals during your trek in Nepal. Our Sherpa guides will not control the food menu, allowing you to select dishes according to your personal taste from the lodge menu. This means you won't be limited to eating the same food for every meal, as we understand the importance of offering variety and catering to individual preferences.

As part of the trip price, our guides will ensure that you are provided with sufficient meals throughout your trek. We prioritize offering good quality lodge accommodations and ensuring that the food provided is hygienic. We understand that having access to nutritious and safe meals is crucial for the success and enjoyment of your trekking experience in the Himalayas.

Rest assured, we strive to provide you with a diverse selection of food options and ensure that your dietary needs and preferences are taken into consideration. Your satisfaction and well-being are our top priorities during your journey with us.

4). Ethical and Responsible Treatment of our Porters:

The invaluable support of porters is what enables many individuals to take on the challenges of these treks. They play a vital role in lifting heavy loads, preparing for the journey, and providing encouragement along the way. At Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions, our appreciation for porters is deeply ingrained, as they are the backbone of our company and the reason why Pasang Sherpa established our organization. Having started his career as a porter, Pasang Sherpa understands their needs like no other.

We are committed to improving the lives of our staff members and porters. This commitment entails providing them with better salaries, supplying all necessary gear, including warm clothing and proper hiking shoes for high-altitude treks, and ensuring suitable lodging arrangements.

Moreover, we extend our support to the families of our staff members by assisting their village schools and providing school materials for their children. Additionally, we contribute to the local health clinic in their villages, ensuring access to essential medical supplies.

By investing in the well-being and livelihoods of our staff members and their families, we strive to create a positive and sustainable impact in the communities we operate in. We value the dedication and hard work of our porters and are committed to offering them a brighter future.

7 reasons Why You Should Trek with Our Sherpa Guide

  1. Our guides Act honestly, fairly, and professionally. They will be always punctual, reliable, honest, good sense of humor, friendly and caring.
  2. Our guides are extremely patient with those of you who are slower trekkers, which is the key to a successful trip in the Himalayas.
  3. Our guides will make sure that you get good quality lodge accommodation & enough hygienic food during your trekking in the Himalayas which is most important for a successful trip.
  4. Our Sherpa guides are Government certified and top-notch!
  5. Our guide will ensure that they understand what their duty of care is to their respected guests and will exercise it at all times.
  6. Your safety and enjoyable trip are always our priority. Our guide will make sure all of your party is properly acclimatized in the Himalayas before going higher.
  7. Our trek itineraries are fully customizable, and our Sherpa guides are flexible when it comes to unexpected issues.


Our Khopra Danda Trek Package includes 2 nights of deluxe accommodations in Kathmandu and 2 nights of deluxe accommodations in Pokhara at comfortable and luxurious hotels. We understand that selecting the best accommodations is a crucial part of your trip planning. That's why we have handpicked the best hotels that are clean, well-located, and offer great value for your money.

Our carefully chosen luxury 5-star hotels provide a wide range of excellent services and modern amenities. These handpicked hotels create a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere, ensuring your privacy when preferred while delivering attentive service. After your trek, you can indulge in a relaxing spa day at our 5-star hotel in Kathmandu or unwind in a tranquil garden resort.

We offer two different package options, as outlined below.

  • Our 3-star hotel package starts from $1400 USD per person only.
  • Our 5-star hotel package starts from $1700 USD per person only.


  1. Sampada Garden Hotel: Located in the peaceful area of Lazimpat, Kathmandu. It's a 15-20 minute walk from Thamel.
  2. Mandala Boutique Hotel: This hotel is located in Chhetrapati, just a 3-5 minute walk from Thamel.


  1. Hotel City Inn: Situated in the heart of the Lakeside area in Pokhara.
  2. Hotel Splendid View: Located by Phewa Lake, Hotel Splendid View is the perfect place to experience Pokhara and its surroundings.


  1. Marriott Kathmandu: Located in Naxal, Kathmandu. It combines modern design with local creativity.
  2. Yak and Yeti Hotel: A centrally located luxury 5-star hotel in Kathmandu.


  1. Fishtail Lodge: This unique lodge is situated on a peninsula across Fewa Lake, and it uses boats to transport guests to the property.
  2. Temple Tree Resort & Spa: Nestling close to Fewa Lake in the Pokhara Valley, Temple Tree is framed by the foothills and majestic peaks of the Annapurna Mountain Range.


During your 7-night stay, you'll be accommodated in some of the best mountain lodges, offering cozy rooms with shared bathrooms. The rooms typically feature twin beds, with two beds per room, and in most cases, do not have attached bathrooms, except for a few places like Ghandruk and Tatopani. The beds are equipped with mattresses, pillows, and some blankets that you can borrow for extra warmth.

In the evenings, the 'living room' area, where you can dine and relax, is heated to provide comfort. These lodges are known for their friendly atmosphere, providing opportunities to meet fellow trekkers. Many of them offer reading materials like books, and some may even have access to phones for communication. Additionally, almost all lodges provide hot showers, primarily heated using gas, ensuring you can refresh yourself after a day of trekking.

Typically, breakfast is served between 6:30-7:00 am, and you'll need to prepare your bags for the porters to transport early in the morning. Lunch is enjoyed en route at one of the numerous teahouses along the trekking route, and dinner is generally served around 7 pm. This schedule ensures you have nourishing meals and allows you to make the most of your trekking adventure while experiencing the local hospitality of these mountain lodges.

What Kind of Food I can expect during Trek?

Morning Breakfast between 7:00-8:00 AM

  1. Tea or Coffee, Hot chocolate, lemon tea, hot milk, or green tea
  2. Eggs items- Fried Eggs, Boiled Eggs, scramble eggs, Omelet,
  3. Bread items- Toast, Pancakes, Chapati & Tibetan Bread
  4. Porridge with Honey

Afternoon Lunch between 12:30 – 1:00 PM

  • Nepal Dal Bhat, Curry with Rice, Pasta or Noodles item,
  • Fried rice, fried Potatoes, Mo.Mo

Evening Dinner between 6:00-8:30 PM

  1. Garlic Soup local Stew, vegetable Soup, mixed Soup, Potato Shop
  2. Dal Bhat Tarkari – a soup of lentils with rice and a vegetable curry
  3. Fried potatoes with veg, MO. MO, fried Noodles, Pasta, mash potatoes with Cheese etc

Drinking-Water during Khopra dada Trek

For many of us, the perfect choice may be to go for mineral water. After all, it’s sealed and safe to drink, plus it provides an income for the local traders – right? Regrettably, things are never quite that simple. Mineral water produces a vast number of knock-on problems for mountain societies.

While it does provide an income to local people it also generates an extraordinary, heart-breaking amount of waste and spoiling. Most places simply do not have the resources to do anything with the empty plastic bottles – and they burn them, releasing toxic gases into the air, or leave them in piles just out of sight of travelers, where they take more than 450 years to decompose.

Take, for example, Khopra danda Trek.

The recommended amount of water intake on a high-altitude trek like this is 3-4 litters a day. The trek is 9 days long.

That’s more than approximately 30 litter and 30 plastic bottles, which won’t decompose until the year 2466 – per person.

For a full MST group of 12 people, just one trip will result in more than 360 mineral water bottles. And the salt in the wound is that plastic doesn’t decompose at high altitudes, so those 360 or more bottles will be up there forever. But what can you do? You have to drink, so how can you get around the problem?

The Alternatives: The great news is that there are really various options that will help you out of the bottled water trap. Here are just four of the best. All you have to do is pick which one is right for you.

Striped- Steripen is the most trusted model on the market. This technique uses exactly the same process as most mineral water undergoes before it is bottled. It’s UV filtering, exactly the same treatment as the majority of bottled water undergoes to be purified, but on the go. The technology has been around for much longer than you think, but it’s only recently been competitively priced enough to be on the market. SteriPen is an American company; other UV filters are also available.

Boiled water– While not always available when you're on the move, boiling water stands as an excellent choice for ensuring safe drinking water during your trek. The process of boiling water effectively eliminates any potential contaminants. It's not only the safest option but also highly convenient. Most lodges offer boiled water, and it's especially comforting in the chilly mountain environment.

Prices for boiled water typically vary, ranging from NPR 50 to 120 per liter. As a result, your total expenditure on drinking water for the entire trek is estimated to be approximately $30 to $40. This approach not only guarantees your hydration but also contributes to your overall safety and well-being during your trekking journey.

Purification tablets– Water refining tablets or chemicals like chlorine dioxide are frequently used. They are easy to carry and cheap to buy. However, they are not as effective as UV filters or boiled water and need a few hours to act. Besides these, LifeStraw and iodine-based treatments are also available but have their drawbacks.

Airport Pickup by Private Vehicle:

We always provide timely airport pickup service, which is most important for hassle-free travel. your guide & driver will meet you at the arrivals hall after you pick up your luggage and head to the exit. (Provide us with your correct international flight details). Please meet our Guide and driver who will be waiting outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal. Our Guide will be holding a welcome banner with your name and our company name Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expedition at the Kathmandu international airport. They will take you to your hotel in a vehicle arranged by us. By booking your trip with us, you get a safe and comfortable ride without stress and inconvenience.

Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu Flight:

Our Khopra Ridge trek includes both way scenic flights from Kathmandu-Pokhara and Pokhara-Kathmandu. Pokhara may not seem far from Nepal's capital city Kathmandu (the cities are only 126 miles / 204 km apart), but the Nepali landscape and road quality make for a very long drive. That's why we recommend our clients opt to fly instead of a long drive.

Flying is by far the fastest and most comfortable way of traveling between Kathmandu and Pokhara and is highly suggested if you're short on time and looking for a comfortable journey. There are several flights each day from the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan Airport and take only around 25 minutes. It's a very scenic flight, particularly if you sit on the right-hand side of the plane, so you can see the Himalayas. When flying, you're likely to arrive feeling enthusiastic and with plenty of time for activities the same day, which can't really be said if you make the trip overland.

Naturally Pokhara. The charming city has numerous beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of the Fishtail Mountain flanked by the Majestic Himalayas. Pokhara is an amazing place for natural beauty at an altitude of 827 meters from sea level and 200 km west of Kathmandu. It is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

The Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu ranges, each with peaks over 8,000 m, can be seen from Pokhara and there are lakes, caves, and impressive falls (Patale Chango or Devi's Fall) where the water from the Phewa Lake thunders into a hole and disappears. These are some of the Pokhras heritage sites as well

As there are many lakes in this beautiful city, Pokhara is also known as the "City of Lakes". Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, and Rupa Lake are the most visited lakes of Pokhara. While at Pokhara, you can visit World Peace Pagoda, Sarangkot, Davi's fall, Mahendra Cave, and museums. These places will surely help you to reveal a lot about Pokhara.

Pokhara to Khimche By Private Transfer

We meet our Sherpa crew at Pokhara Airport then you will transfer to Khimche by Private Jeep. Which are approximately 2:30 hours drive from Pokhara, from where we'll begin the first steps of our trek. From Pokhara, we travel by a private vehicle northwest along the Baglung Rajmarg Road. This scenic drive, which climbs in altitude and is windy in places, transports many trekkers in the Annapurna area to the beginning points of their trek.

Although most of the trekkers began from Nayapul, we highly advise you to drive up to Khimche and start your first-day trek because you won't have pleasure hiking firstly due to dusty roads. We are always committed to offering you quality private vehicle service for any trip in Nepal. The benefit of taking a private vehicle is that you can ask the driver to stop whenever you like and smaller vehicles tend to be able to move through the traffic a little faster than larger buses. Private vehicles come with their own driver.

Tatopani (Hot Spring) to Pokhara by Private Jeep

We end our trek at Tatopani. Where we will enjoy the natural Hot Spring. From here you will transfer back to Pokhara by private vehicle. It takes approx. 2-3 hours by private vehicle. We will arrive in Pokhara by late afternoon. The vehicles being used by mountain Sherpa Trekking during the tour will be clean, comfortable & fully sanitized before use.

Visa on Arrival:

Tourist visas are available upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. The current fee for a multiple-entry visa valid for 15 days is USD $30, and for a 30-day multiple-entry visa, it's USD $50. Please note that all fees are subject to change without notice and must be paid in cash in U.S. dollars. It's advisable to carry two passport-size photos with you.

The 'On Arrival' visa procedure is quick and straightforward, although there might be queues during peak tourist seasons. If you prefer to skip the queues, you can also obtain a visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions abroad before your arrival. The choice is yours.

Upon your arrival at the airport, please follow these simple steps for a Tourist Visa on Arrival:

1st Step: Fill in the 'Arrival Card'

Fill out the Online Tourist Visa form (you can complete it in advance by visiting the official website of the Department of Immigration or fill it out using the Kiosk machines upon your arrival at the airport). If you fill it out on the website, you will receive a submission receipt with a barcode. Please print it out and bring it with you to acquire a visa. This receipt is valid for fifteen days and becomes invalid afterward, so make sure to keep it safe.

2nd Step: Make Payment at the Bank

Make the required payment at the bank according to your visa requirement (15/30/90 Days) and obtain a receipt. While different modes of payment are accepted at the visa fees collection counter, it's advisable to carry some cash to be on the safe side.

3rd Step: Proceed to the Immigration Desk

Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form, payment receipts, and your passport. Hand in these documents to the immigration officer for visa processing. Upon their satisfaction, they will issue a visa to you.

On Arrival Visa Fee:

15 Days – 30 USD

30 Days – 50 USD

90 Days – 125 USD

Cash & Credit Cards:

In Nepal, cash transactions can generally be made in either U.S. dollars or the local currency. It's recommended to have recently issued U.S. dollar bills in smaller denominations. Major credit cards are accepted primarily in larger shops, hotels, and tourist-category restaurants. Access to ATM machines is available in larger cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara but is limited in rural areas.

Altitude Sickness:

Trekking to high altitudes without allowing your body to adjust to the new elevation can lead to altitude sickness, which is characterized by symptoms like headaches and nausea. Returning to a lower elevation typically relieves these symptoms without the need for treatment. However, in severe cases, altitude sickness can be life-threatening.

When hiking at altitudes ranging from 8,000 to 12,000 feet above sea level, our bodies require time to acclimatize to the decreasing oxygen levels. Even if you are physically fit, you can still experience altitude sickness if you ascend too rapidly.

Mountain Sherpa Trekking's Khopra Ridge trek itinerary is thoughtfully designed to minimize the risk of altitude sickness. Over the years, we have refined our itinerary to facilitate the acclimatization process. Our trek itinerary is fully flexible and can be adjusted on the spot if necessary.

It's essential to remember that trekking in the Himalayas is not a race. Even the most physically fit individuals can suffer from altitude sickness if they ascend too quickly. Going slowly allows your body the time it needs to adapt to the altitude. However, during the acclimatization process, you may experience some of the following symptoms:

  1. Tiredness
  2. Minor headache
  3. Troubled sleep
  4. Loss of appetite/nausea
  5. Shortness of breath
  6. Cough
  7. Palpitation
  8. Swelling of the hands and face

Each person acclimatizes at different rates, so taking your time and staying well-hydrated is crucial. Experiencing these symptoms does not necessarily mean you have Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). All our Sherpa guides are extensively trained in first aid, and we encourage you to communicate with your guide if you believe you have any symptoms, so we can effectively monitor your condition. The only effective treatment for Acute Mountain Sickness is to descend to a lower altitude.

It's important to keep in mind that this is your holiday, and you shouldn't stress about the possibility of getting sick in the mountains. Take things slowly, drink plenty of water, and savor the breathtaking views of the Himalayas. If you do experience any issues, please notify your guide immediately—note that your guide has the ultimate responsibility and may advise you to descend if symptoms persist.

Travel insurance:

Travel insurance is not just a good idea; it's essential, especially when embarking on activities like high-altitude trekking in remote areas where access to medical facilities can be limited. Having the right insurance coverage offers you peace of mind during your adventure, knowing that you're protected in case of unexpected events. These can range from medical emergencies, trip cancellations, trip interruptions, delays, lost or stolen luggage, to even a helicopter rescue from a mountain.

It's highly advisable to obtain travel insurance before you start your journey. By doing so, you safeguard yourself from potentially significant financial burdens in case of an unforeseen incident. While such occurrences are rare, having insurance ensures that you won't face substantial out-of-pocket expenses.

Additionally, when you book your trek with Mountain Sherpa Trekking, they will provide you with a letter and invoice to submit to your insurance provider, if needed. This can streamline the insurance claim process, making it easier and more efficient should you need to make a claim. Ultimately, having the right travel insurance in place is a wise and responsible choice for any traveler, particularly for those engaging in adventurous activities in remote locations. 

Please visit the link "Nepal Travel Insurance" for more information and recommended insurance companies.

Packing Khopra Danda Trek

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your kit bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG/33Lbs. Please note that this gear list is only a guide. Those are basic to bring the listed items, but you can decide from your desired brands using your expertise. Plus, you can shop the trekking gear and clothing at a good price at stores in Thamel, Kathmandu.


Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes

  1. Sun hat
  2. Headlamp with Fresh Batteries
  3. Wool or synthetic hat that covers the ears
  4. Sunglasses with UV protection
  5. Neck gaiter or bandana (for sun protection)
  6. Face Masks
  7. Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)


  1. Fleece/Wool Gloves
  2. Glove Liners
  3. Heavier shell glove

Core Body

  1. Base layer shirts
  2. Moisture-wicking long-sleeve t-shirts (1)
  3. Moisture-wicking short-sleeve t-shirt (optional)
  4. Fleece jacket or warm windproof jacket with hood
  5. Synthetic sports bras (for women)
  6. Insulated Warm jacket
  7. Underwear (4-5 pairs)
  8. Sleeping bag (comfort rated –10ºC)*

Lower Body – Legs

  1. Hiking Pants (Convertible, Quick-Dry, Lightweight) 1-2
  2. Warm hiking pants with waterproof Windproof and breathable
  3. Rain Pants (Lightweight, Waterproof, Breathable)- optional
  4. Gaiters (needed Dec-Feb)
  5. Long underwear


  1. Hiking boots with ankle support recommend
  2. Camp shoes or tennis shoes for lodge
  3. Hiking Socks (Synthetic or Wool) 5-7 pairs recommended

Food & Snacks

  • Snacks (combine protein & carbs for well-balanced energy)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)
  • Re-hydration gels or powder


  1. Sunscreen, Lip balm with sunscreen
  2. Toilet Paper
  3. Soap
  4. Deodorant
  5. Toothbrush/toothpaste
  6. Razor (as needed)
  7. Shampoo
  8. Wet wipes
  9. Hand sanitizer
  10. Feminine hygiene products (as needed)
  11. Face lotion
  12. Hairbrush
  13. Hair ties

Other necessary important items:

  • Passport and extra passport size photos (2-4 copies)
  • Visa (these are easy to attain when you land in Kathmandu—bring $30 (15 Days) or $50 (30 Days) USD for Visa Application
  • Money ($200-300 cash is suggested—while there are occasional ATMs on the trail, they are almost always out of order)
  • Travel insurance- most recommended
  • Airline tickets (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of yours)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Water bottles 1 Liter x 2 (we encourage re-filling water bottles rather than single-use plastic)
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toilet paper (you can buy this in the lodges
  • Travel towel
  • Small padlock (to lock your kit bag)
  • Antibacterial handwash

Additional Supplies

  1. Portable solar charger/power bank
  2. Book
  3. Journal/pen
  4. Playing cards

Basic First Aid Kit including antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea


  1. Trekking poles – if you don't have poles, We can provide you complimentary trekking.
  2. Sleeping bag liner
  3. Pillowcase, Scarf, or buff
  4. Swimwear (for the hotel pool in Kathmandu)
  5. Earplugs (particularly if you are not the one snoring)
  6. Travel clothes
  7. Camera
  8. Pen-knife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
  9. Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
  10. Reusable cloth bag for shopping (to avoid plastic bags)


The Nepalese are still traditional and conservative in the way they dress. Hence to avoid discomfiture on both sides we advise that you respect this and do not wear revealing clothing or sleeveless tops while visiting Nepal. Shorts are acceptable, but they should reach just above the knee and be modest and for women, it is better to wear trousers or a long skirt.

Additional info:

As you pack for Everest Base Camp, remember that your gear will be separated into two packs: your daypack that you will carry each day as you trek, and your duffle bag which will be carried between tea houses by porters. All extra baggage (non- trekking items) can be stored at the hotel before you start your trek. We provide you with a free duffel bag in Kathmandu. You can use it to pack your essential trekking equipment. We provide one-porter services for two people. Porters will carry up to 25 kg - 30 Kg or 55-66 pounds of your personal items. This must include your sleeping bag and down jackets. Therefore your duffel bag should not weigh more than 12 kg-15 kg or 26 pounds to 33 pounds.


Daypacks can be any size for hiking, but we always recommend the smaller, the better. Around the 25l to 30l size is good for the Khopra Ridge trek. You need to carry your own backpack (with waterproof cover) where you can carry your daily needed items in your own backpack. For instance: Water bottle, Extra money for drinks, souvenirs & tips, sunhat, camera, important documents, toiletries, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, rain gear, music (iPhone), etc.

If you don’t have your own down jacket & sleeping bag, don’t worry. We will provide you with 4 season sleeping bags and a good down jacket with a hood for complementary use. Good quality sleeping bag and down jacket are most important for high altitude trek.

Other trips you may be interested in

07 Days

Activity Levels moderate
Activity City Tour+ Hiking

14 Days

Activity Levels Moderate
Activity City Tour and Trekking

12 Days

Activity Levels Moderate
Activity City Tour & Trekking

Subscribe for Newsletter

Sign up for our newsletter and dont loose your chance to win a free Everest Trek. Get alerts on amazing travels deals and latest news.