The Khopra ridge trek is newly open trek in Annapurna Himalaya, Nepal. The Khopra trek is located away from the busier trails of Annapurna region but provides equally outstanding views of the Himalayas that includes Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South and Nilgiri. Another attraction of the trek is the holy Khaer Lake, which requires a little wandering away from the Kopra Ridge.
You leave the main trail of the Ghorepani- Ghandruk Trek after Tadapani and for the next few days, walk along a remote trail while staying at the community tea-houses/lodges. The Khopra Trek is suitable for those who wish to enjoy the grandeur of Mt. Annapurna while also taking pleasure in the solace of a more remote trail and the Khopra Ridge Trek now is the best alternative of Annapurna Base Camp Trek as the ABC trail now is very busy.
The Khopra trekking begins from Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk village, Ghandruk village is the biggest Gurung village in the Annapurna which has beautiful settlement. The trail continues follow to Tadapani and off the beaten trail to Bayali which is following the forest of Rhododendron and pine. It is not the normal tourist trail so you may not meet trekkers/tourists on the way.
Khopra is new trek route to closer to Annapurna, there is very basic tea house/lodge/community lodge available, so prepare for this. The trail leads even close to Annapurna South to Khopra danda which offers great sunrise view with panoramic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri with entire range.
The Khayar Lake is another attraction of this trek which is really beautiful and quite. Then the trail turns other way down to Swanta and up to Ghorepani then ends at Pokhara.