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  • View south on walk to Kopra Community lodge
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Kopra Ridge

There is no doubt that Kopra Ridge is one of the best short treks in Nepal. This trek contains all of the elements of a classic Nepal trekking experience including villages, wildlife, panoramic mountain views and range of landscape from forest to high alpine.

Kopra Ridge trek is located away from the busier trails of Annapurna region of Nepal and for four nights of the itinerary you stay in community lodges set up local villagers. The mountain views from Kopra Ridge are superb and include Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fang and Nilgiri and also from Ghandruk one can see Mount Machhapuchhre (also known as Fishtail) and Mount Hiunchuli.

We start the trip by taking the spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara where you will get views of the Himalayan mountains. For the first two days of the trek we follow the popular trails of the Annapurna foothills passing through terraced fields, rhododendron forests and Gurung villages such as Ghandruk. After Tadapani we leave the main trail and for the next five days we walk along a remote trail while staying at the community lodges. We reach our high point at Kopra lodge at 3,660m where it is well worth getting up early before breakfast to see the sunrise across the panorama of Himalayan peaks.



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Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Holiday Type: Walking & Trekking
  • Duration: 14 days from Kathmandu
  • Leadership: Local leader
  • Minimum Group Size: 2 people
  • Cost: 2020 -£1,525 (US$1,895 or €1,650) 2021 -£1,525 (US$1,895 or €1,650)
    What does this include?
What does this include


Price includes:

  • Internal flight to/from Lukla and Kathmandu
  • All transfers including private airport collections
  • Twin share room in Kathmandu at Hotel Tibet or Hotel Ambassador and in Pokhara at Hotel Mount Kailash or Hotel Landmark
  • Twin share room with common bathroom while on trek
  • Breakfast only in Kathmandu, all meals included while on trek. Trek meals include breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and biscuits plus two course dinner (soup and main meal) plus up to two cups of hot drinks per meal
  • All trekking arrangements including permits and fees, trekking guide(s) and porter(s). We provide one trekking guide for group size of two people and two guides for a group size of three people and three guides for group size of six people plus
  • Bespoke weather forecasts for Annapurna region from throughout the duration of this trek
  • Thuraya satellite phone to ensure our guides have reliable communications with us for logistics, planning and group safety
  • Complimentary Kopra Ridge trekking map
  • Full financial protection for all monies paid to us through our membership of Association of Bonded Travel Operators Trust (our ABTOT membership number is 5365) and having an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (our ATOL number is 10921)
  • Pre departure support and advice from The Mountain Company by email, phone or face to face meetings. After booking with us we will send our comprehensive "Nepal Pre Trip Information".

Price excludes:

  • International flight to/from Kathmandu
  • Travel & trekking insurance
  • Nepal visa for 30 days at US$40 (approx £25)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Personal clothing & equipment
  • Tips
  • Other items not listed in "What is included"


Trip Grade Moderate

Trip Grade Moderate

Suitability: a good choice for most hill walkers, reasonable level of fitness required.

1) Walking times: average 5 to 7 hours walking per day for up to 14 days usually with some rest days included.

2) Altitude: up to 5,000m.

3) Terrain: for most of time following well-travelled trails, there will be daily ascent and descent.

4) Remoteness: usually not too remote and often there is a reasonable level of infrastructure such as lodge accommodation and cell/ mobile phone reception.

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Trip Dates

  • March 8th to 21st 2020
  • March 22nd to April 4th 2020
  • April 5th to 18th 2020
  • April 12th to 25th 2020
  • April 26th to May 9th 2020
  • October 4th to 17th 2020
  • October 11th to 24th 2020
  • October 25th to November 7th 2020
  • November 22nd to December 5th 2020
  • December 6th to 19th 2020

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu 
  • Day 2Kathmandu sightseeing 
  • Day 3Fly to Pokhara, drive to Lumle (1,494m) and trek to Shyauli Bazaar (1,100m) 
  • Day 4Trek to Ghandruk (1,920m) 
  • Day 5Trek to Tadapani (2,590m) 
  • Day 6Trek to Bayeli Kharka (3,420m) 
  • Day 7Trek to Upper Chistibung (2,975m) 
  • Day 8Trek to Kopra Ridge (3,660m) 
  • Day 9Day walk from Kopra Ridge, descend to Upper Chistibung 
  • Day 10Trek to Swanta Village (2,200m) 
  • Day 11Trek to Ulleri (2,050m) 
  • Day 12Trek to Nayapool, drive to Pokhara 
  • Day 13Fly to Kathmandu 
  • Day 14Fly home 
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