Unique Path adventure to Khair / Kopra Ridge Panorama trek leads to one of the world’s best trekking destination between massive world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m / 26,795 ft), 10th highest Annapurna (8,091m / 26,545 ft) and of Vara Shikar peaks / Annapurna Fang, on the least trekked and seldom visited area of Khair /Kopra Ridge Panorama and its sacred glacial lake of Khair or Vara Pokhari.
Unique Path adventure to Khair /Kopra Ridge Panorama in the grandeur picturesque country in the heart of Mid West Himalaya within west of Annapurna & East from Dhaulagiri massive range of mountains with other smaller adjacent peaks and rolling high hills and walking through one of the prettiest forest with tall trees of rhododendron, magnolia, blue pines, firs and oaks.
To start this adventurous trek with overland journey to scenic Pokhara city a popular touristic place in the shade of Annapurna Himalaya with Phewa and Begnas Lake, drive continues through interesting towns, farm lands and villages on this interesting ride towards Nayapul, where this wonderful adventure begins trekking to Lyangdi Gurung and Magar tribe farm village for 1st overnight stop.
From here following the high ridge line leaving the warmer and sub tropical region towards alpine and cooler temperature area on the mid hills with amazing scenery of rolling green hills, farm villages with view of world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri including views of another massif Annapurna towards east Mt. Manaslu and the majestic peak Machhapuchhre ‘Fish Tail’.
As the walk progress reaching the highland country through typical country farm villages and terraces with patch of beautiful forest, around this high country with rest days to observe the local culture and for acclimatization before heading across the highest point of this adventure, and then heading towards complete isolation in the harmony of nature of high snow capped peaks at Khair / Kopra ridge after passing by the famous view point at Poon Hill at 3,190 meters high scenic hill famous for sunrise over 360 degree panorama of mountain range from Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiris Himal all the way to world’s 08th highest Mt. Manaslu in the eastern horizon with towering Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail).
A short walk on the main touristic village of Ghorepani where the Trans Himalayan Salt trade to Tibet via Mustang joins in beautiful forest surrounding, from here heading towards complete wilderness away from the main trekking trail towards Khair / Kopra Ridge, leaving the last village of Chitre, Sauta and Shistibung to reach the heavenly ridge at Khair / Kopra Ridge with mind blowing panorama of Vara Shikar (Annapurna Fang), Annapurna South with parallel range of Dhaulagiri mountains and Nilgiris, an amazing spot to be, here with rest day for optional walk to Khair lake of Vara Pokhari a glacial pond fed by Varashikar and Annapurna glaciers, a sacred pristine lake, where local pilgrims and devotees from all around this area visits here once a year in the month of August (full moon time) sacrificing goats and sheep’s to nature and mountain spirits for good will and good harvest.
From this amazing spot walk to near Pokhara via alternate route towards Gandruk and Landruk a large Gurung village, back to human settlement through enchanting forest of tall pines, firs, magnolia, hemlocks, oaks and rhododendron trees and crossing streams and rivers, and then on the main Annapurna trail from Tadapani onwards, concluding this awesome adventure at Kande back to warmer region, from here a drive leads back to Pokhara and to Kathmandu with overwhelming time in the high Himalayan country of Nepal with grand service of Unique Path cheerful and helpful guides and staffs.