The Khopra ridge trek is a newly open trek in Annapurna Himalayas, Nepal. The Khopra trek is located away from the busier trails of the 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- Poon Hill Trek after Tadapani for the next few days and walk along a remote trekking 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 and take pleasure in the solace of a more remote trail. The Khopra Ridge Trek is the best alternative to Annapurna Base Camp Trek as the ABC trail now is very busy.
The Khopra trekking begins from Nayapul and treks to Ghandruk village. The Ghandruk village is the biggest Gurung village in the Annapurna region, which has a beautiful settlement. The trekking trail continues by following the Tadapani, and off the beaten path trail to Bayali through the forest of Rhododendron and pine. It is not the common tourist trail. So you may not meet trekkers/tourists on the way.
Khopra is a new trek route closer to Annapurna, and there is a 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 a great sunrise view with panoramic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri with the entire range.
Khayar Lake is another attraction of this trek, which is beautiful, and the trail turns another way down to Swata and up to Ghorepani and ends at Pokhara.