calender Trip Duration 13 Days
hiking Guided Trip Fully Guided Trek
beg Activities 13 Days trek
accomodation Accommodation 03 Nighs Hotel 13 Nights Mountain
Meal Meals 13 Breakfast 13 Lunch 13 Dinner

Trip Overview

  • Trekking Mode: Hotels and in lodge or camping on request
  • Highest altitude gain: 09 Nights & 10 Days (Pokhara to Pokhara)
  • Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous with a touch of high altitude
  • Total Trip: 15 Nights & 16 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)

‘adventure around hidden areas in between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massive range’

Why and what makes Kopra Ridge and Khayer Lake trekking so special??
“Adventure around Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range of mountains within the pristine wilderness
An exclusive journey in the hidden pockets of Annapurna region away from mainstream trails
The exceptional scenery of dramatic landscapes of rolling green hills and mountain views on walks
From low warm paddy fields and terraces to high alpine hills and within glacial pond of Khayar
Enchanting woodlands of tall rhododendron-magnolia and fir tree lines a natural garden
Stunning sunrise views over 380-degree arrays of world’s highest mountain range”


Kopra Ridge and Khayer Lake Trekking, one of the most exclusive journeys leads you into pure wilderness away from main flow of trekkers into hidden pockets of Annapurna on the least traveled areas by other visitors, where you can enjoy its pristine natural surrounding within massive mountain range of world 7th highest Dhaulagiri and 10th highest Mt. Annapurna Himalaya.

Buna Treks & Expeditions presents this marvelous Kopra Ridge and Khayer Lake trekking with sensational panorama of mountains on daily walks within high alpine hills around Ghorepani, where a short hike leads you atop 3,210 m high Poon Hill for super stunning sunrise views of sunrise over chain of snow-capped peaks from Dhaulagiri, Annapurna-Lamjung Himal and Manaslu range with magnificent Machhapuchare ‘Fish Tail’ peaks.

A magnificent walk on high hills and ridges of Annapurna Himalaya away from main from the main flow of trekkers towards remote and isolated areas at Kopra ridge and Khayar above 4,620 m high, a holy pond feed from the glaciers of Vara Shikar, Annapurna I and Annapurna South.

Where local pilgrim visits from all across the country for a dip in the holy pond belief is that washes the sin of a hundred lifetimes. The walk leads back to scenic Pokhara heading towards lovely villages of Ghandruk with impressive views of Annapurna within enchanting rhododendron forest, and then finally walk leads with a short drive to Pokhara after concluding a most remarkable and marvellous Kopra Ridge and Khayer Lake Trekking.

Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu received by our staff and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu sightseeing and trip preparations.
Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara 950 m – 06 hrs journey ( 30 mins by air)
Day 04: Few hours drive to Nayapul and treks to Tirkhedhunga 1,460 m – 04 hrs walks
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani 2,840 m via Ulleri and Bhanthati – 05 hrs
Day 06: Morning hike to Poon Hill 3,210m walk to Sauta village 2,200m – 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Kopra Danda 4,020m – 06 hrs
Day 08: Trek to Khayer Lake 4,620m – 05 hrs.
Day 09: At Khayer Lake for local hike and exploration.
Day 10: Trek to Chistibung 3,100m – 04 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Dobato 3,460m – 05 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Ghandruk 1,950 m – 04 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara (4 hrs walks and 2 hrs drive).
Day 14: To Kathmandu overland drive or by air.
Day 15: In Kathmandu free day for individual activities.
Day 16: International departure for homeward bound.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, Buna Treks and Expeditions staff will receive you for short transfer in the heart of Kathmandu city to your respective hotels.

After a time for refreshment, our guide will brief with information regarding your trek and your times with us in Nepal includes welcome dinner in a pleasant authentic Nepalese Restaurants with cultural programs.

Day 02: Sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
Morning our city guide will pick you for a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley, as Kathmandu although a metropolitan hub, but still retains its ancient culture and historical sites with World Heritage Sites includes ancient temples, monasteries, old king’s palaces after an interesting tour back to hotel, preparation for Annapurna & Khayar Lake trekking.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara 860m (220 k.m) -06 hrs.
Starting our wonderful journey to Khayar Lake trekking with a drive on Nepal’s main and interesting highway to reach Pokhara, drive leads through many farm villages and towns with views of snowcapped peaks. Finally, drive ends at Pokhara near beautiful Phewa Lake where most of the nice hotels are located.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul 1,100m and trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,460m – 04 hrs.
After a stop in Pokhara, morning two hours’ drive from Pokhara through mid-hills towns and villages with views of Annapurna mountain range including Mt. Machhapuchare “ The Fish Tail,” after interesting drive reaching Nayapul (new bridge).

From here our trek starts with through nice village of Bhirethati encountering trekkers, mule and donkey trains, our route leads on ancient Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route, walking through farmlands and villages, to reaching Hille and Tirkhedhunga village for a first night stop in a nice lodge.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani 2,840 m – 05 hours.
Morning walk leads on steep path for near two hours on stone steps all the way to Ulleri village with views of Annapurna South and Mt. Machhapuchare, after climb walk gets better on winding path into cool forest path, walking in alpine forest of rhododendron trees slowly walk reaches with a short climb to reach Ghorepani village with views of Mt. Dhaulagiri range of peaks, Ghorepani located on high spot t of old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route which stretches all the way to Upper Mustang unto Tibet the people of this area are of Pun Magar tribe.

This village offers hike to Pun Hill offering super views of world highest mountains and striking sunrise and sunset.

Day 06: Morning hike to Poon-Hill and trek to Sauta 2,200m – 05 hrs.
Early morning hike up to Poon-Hill at 3,210m this wonderful hill offers sunrise views over Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu to Annapurna and as far to Ganesh Himal, on enjoying the panorama of mountains and sunrise views, walk continues from Ghorepani to Sauta village away from main trekking trail in complete isolation for an overnight stop.

Day 07: Trek to Khair or Kopra Ridge 4,020 m – 06 hrs.
From here gaining altitude leaving tree lines behind after few hours of scenic walk reaching at overnight stop at Khair or Kopra ridge, a scenic spot with the scenery of landscapes along with stunning views of Mt. Dhaulagiri massive range and Vara Shikar (Annapurna Fang), Annapurna South which towers directly from this wonderful spot.

Day 08: Trek to Khayer Lake Base camp 4,620m – 05 hrs.
Morning hike to the holy lake at Khayer Lake located at 4,620 m. which is a long walk, but worth the views, the site of religious festival occasion held annually around the month of August and September. Villagers from the surrounding area assemble here to offer prayers to Lord Shiva and bathe in the icy waters, offers sacrifices of sheep and goats.

Day 09: Trek to Chistibung 3,100 m -05 hrs.
Starting with a slow gradual morning walk on off beaten trail passing farm fields and scattered Sheppard’s huts, trekking downhill through enchanting rhododendron and bamboo forest, walking small stream to summer pastures at Chistebung for an overnight stop, a small place with few small huts serving as tea-houses.

Day 10: Trek to Dobato 3,420 m – 05 hrs.
After a great time around Khair hill ridge and holy lake, morning walk with long descends through grazing lands in the middle of rhododendron forest to our overnight stop at Dobato, a summer pasture with views of Annapurna South and Mt. Machhapuchare / Fish Tail peak at 6,993 meters.

Day 11: Trek to Ghandruk 1,950 m – 05 hrs.
With great views of mountains, morning walk continues downhill into forest of rhododendron, oak and magnolia, then reaching the main trekking route at Ghandruk and Ghorepani trail at Tadapani, after a shortstop, downhill to Ghandruk for overnight in the comfort of nice and cozy lodge, with time to visit this large Gurung village of Annapurna region.

Day 12: Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara – 06 hrs.
After Ghandruk village, morning walk downhill for an hour to Modi River our last day trek leads to a long descend reaching at Bhirethati and Nayapul villages on the road head to Pokhara. From here few hours’ drives lead back at Pokhara after a wonderful time up in high mountains.

Day 13: Drive / Fly back to Kathmandu.
After a marvellous time on high mountains and hills of Annapurna Himal, morning depart Pokhara after breakfast with the overland drive back to Kathmandu.
(Flying options 30 mins by air to Kathmandu)

Day 14: International departure for homeward bound.
After a memorable time and great adventure around Annapurna & Khayar Lake trekking with your last day in Nepal, a country full of amazing views and Himalayan wonders, as per the flight time, our staff transfers you for the final departure homeward bound.

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Airport pickups & drops and hotel transfer as per itinerary by private vehicle
  • Accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and in local lodges during trekking per itinerary.
  • Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking
  • Kathmandu to Jagat transfer in private vehicle
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu transfer by tourist vehicle
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder trekking guide and porter as per necessity including their food, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance, equipment, medicine, etc.
  • two trekkers got one porter.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System.)
  • All government taxes and office service charges

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal Expenses (phone call, battery recharge, laundry, bottled or boiled water, personal trekking equipment).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the ‘Price Includes’ section.

Route Map

Trip Departure

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Name: Vikas K

January 22, 2024

Best trekking company in nepal

Having recently experienced Buna Treks and Expedition in Nepal, I can confidently attest to the excellence of their services. From the majestic Himalayan treks to the rich cultural encounters, Buna Treks showcased the beauty of Nepal with precision. The local expertise of their team, coupled with genuine hospitality, made the journey not only memorable but also deeply authentic. Choosing Buna Treks guarantees an immersive and well-planned adventure in the heart of Nepal. Highly commendable for those seeking an enriching travel experience in this remarkable country.

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Name: Kathleen R

January 22, 2024

Best choice Amonng The many trekking companies!!

Despite my last-minute decision to choose Buna Treks and Expedition for my trekking adventure, it turned out to be a brilliant choice. Their flexibility, prompt responses, and dedication ensured a smooth experience from start to finish. The Upper Dolpo trek was a remarkable journey, thanks to the expertise of Buna’s team. Even with short notice, they arranged everything seamlessly, creating an unforgettable experience. I’m already planning to trek with them again, and Buna Treks has undoubtedly become my go-to choice for future adventures in the Himalayas. Highly recommended for their professionalism and commitment to delivering exceptional trekking experiences.

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Name: kiranpreet k

January 22, 2024

Awesome experience tour in Nepal

Buna Treks and Expedition orchestrated a phenomenal 10-day package trip, guiding us through the cultural gems and natural wonders of Nepal. From the bustling streets of Kathmandu to the serene lakeside charm of Pokhara, the spiritual aura of Lumbini, and the exotic wildlife encounters in Chitwan National Park, each leg of the journey was seamlessly organized. The diversity of experiences in this package showcased the rich tapestry of Nepal’s landscapes and heritage. Buna’s knowledgeable guides and well-planned itinerary made this trip not just a vacation but an immersive exploration. Highly recommend Buna Treks for their comprehensive and well-executed travel packages.

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Name: Dhan S

January 22, 2024

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek/Chitwan National Park

Highly recommend Buna Treks and Expedition for an incredible adventure! We opted for the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek and a visit to Chitwan National Park, and it exceeded all expectations. Owner Rudra’s meticulous planning ensured a smooth journey, while Guide Manoj’s expertise added depth to the trek. Kudos to Mr. Raj, the driver, for safe and comfortable travels. Special thanks to Mr. Sanjaya, the porter, for his hard work. Buna Treks and Expedition’s team, from owner to guide, driver, and porter, contributed to an unforgettable experience. If you’re considering a trek or wildlife adventure, this is the company to choose.

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Name: Gurloveleen K

January 22, 2024

Upper Mustang trek

Our trekking experience with Buna Treks and Expedition was truly wonderful, revealing the heart of Nepal and their genuine love for travelers. As a group, we embarked on the Upper Mustang trek, where the rich Tibetan culture unfolded before our eyes. The landscapes were nothing short of wonderful, adorned with hidden villages that added a unique charm to our journey. Rudra and the team’s dedication made every moment special. We’re already planning to return, captivated by the allure of this trek. Thanks to Buna Treks for an unforgettable adventure—we can’t wait to be back!

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Name: Kunal K

January 22, 2024

Journey of The Soul Mardi Himal Trek

Our experience with Buna Treks and Expedition was nothing short of glorious, providing us with an authentic taste of Nepal and a profound love for travelers. Our group embarked on the Mardi Himal trek, where adventure seamlessly intertwined with moments of peace and tranquility. It became more than just a trek; it was a journey for the soul. Special appreciation goes to Rudra for his professionalism and a keen understanding of our interests, selecting a trek that perfectly matched our desires. Amidst confusion about which trek to choose, Rudra’s expertise shone through, creating an unforgettable adventure. Highly commendable for their personalized approach and exceptional service.

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Name: Eva B

January 22, 2024


Year of 2023 we group of people did a wonderful three weeks Manaslu Circuit + Tsum Valley Trek which is organized by Buna Treks & Expedition Company. This was an amazing experience and the level of service and support we received from the agency and its staff exceeded our expectations. Mr. Rudra director of this company, he is professionals and he is expertise of tourism industry, he advice for us was great and fruitful, each time patiently answered in clear manner all of my questions, the manager Sunita came to airport in Kathmandu for our Arrivals. The way she welcomed us was admired at the very first foot step in a beautiful country then checked in at the hotel. Second day we have done Kathmandu day tour with mit city guide Mrs. Prava, then we had a great dinner meeting with manager Sunita and guide Mr. Bikash. As the guide told us, we packed our stuff. Day 3rd departure from our trek. All Buna crew members Guide Bikash and Porter Chewan, Dinesh, Tholo Dai, have done amazing work. We all were happy to choose your company.

We will come back soon and recommend from the bottom of our hearts.

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Name: Ishan Giri

January 22, 2024

A Remarkable Trek with Buna Treks

Buna Treks and Expedition delivered an outstanding adventure! From the impeccable planning to the knowledgeable guide and excellent accommodations, every detail was top-notch. Safety was a priority, and the flexibility to accommodate different preferences made the trek enjoyable for all. Buna Treks goes beyond a typical tour company, creating an unforgettable and personalized experience. Highly recommend for a memorable journey!

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Name: alenalin

February 11, 2019

Gokyo Lake Trekking

Out of many trekking agency in Nepal, I certainly choose Buna Treks & Expedition pvt. Ltd. For the trek to Gokyo around high Khumbu within Everest region. I have been in Nepal for six times and finally found one of the best trekking agency Buna Treks. Within all the years of experience in Nepal I have used 3 different trekking agency which were not so good and far from my expectations.
Thanks Buna and founder Rudra, your trekking arrangements was so professionals, me and my teams all 14 people were really happy from your staff and with BUNA services. Your entire team are really nice, trekking trip and during our stay in Kathmandu hotel and Kathmandu city tour, every moments of our stay been amazingly beautiful. Our welcome dinner was so great Rudra present yourself with your outfit was great time with enjoyable and delightful moments . I believe that you deliver same kind of excellent service with warm hospitality to every clients that joins with Buna Treks .
Our team are really happy and thank you so……. much will be back again with your company near 2017 October to join in for Dolpo trek.

Name: Benedict A

February 11, 2019

Tour in Nepal

I availed Buna Trek’s Kathmandu Valley One Day Sightseeing Tour and it was truly one of the highlights of my stay in Kathmandu. Rudra was a spectacular tour guide and knew the city and its history like the back of his hands. I particularly enjoyed Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa. The tour was well organized and leisurely paced. The transfer from my hotel to the sites and stopovers were seamless and Rudra was very accommodating and cheerful during the entire trip. Rudra even took the time to accompany in Thamel to explore the area’s nightlife and cultural show. I also got to taste authentic local cuisine as per Rudra’s recommendation, and the food in Thamel was nothing short of fantastic! It was like having a local friend tour you in Kathmandu, making the experience worthwhile and truly memorable. Kathmandu may be a tiny city but its people and culture will wow you big time! And all of these I experienced because of Buna Trek and of course Rudra. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience, I will be back for sure!