Khopra Danda Trek

Price starts from

USD 890

Meal

Full Board Meals

Start & End Point

Kathmandu/Kathmandu

Transportation

Tourist Coach

Accommodations

Hotel & Lodge

Activity

6-7 hours

Max Altitude

4,500m/14,762ft

Trip Grade

Moderate

Best Time

March to May & September to December

Overview

The Khopra Danda Trek presents an enchanting journey through the pristine landscapes of the Annapurna region in Nepal, offering a unique and less-trodden path compared to more popular routes. Starting from Nayapul, the trek meanders through traditional Gurung villages like Ghandruk and Tadapani, where cultural immersion blends seamlessly with breathtaking mountain views. As trekkers ascend to Khopra Danda, they are treated to a panoramic spectacle of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The trek also includes the opportunity to explore the serene Khayer Lake. Stays in community-managed lodges provide a genuine local experience, contributing to the sustainable tourism efforts of the region. With diverse landscapes, charming villages, and awe-inspiring mountain vistas, the Khopra Danda trek promises an unforgettable adventure for those seeking a less crowded yet equally captivating Himalayan experience.

Trek Ways Nepal offers the best itinerary and best package deal includes, accommodations, transportations, ACAP permits, Guide, Porters and meals. If you are seeking shorter trek then you can check our Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek which is still amazing trek to do.

Itinerary

Welcome to Kathmandu – the capital city of Nepal. Today is your first day with Trek Ways Nepal. O of our company representatives to receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), who will further escort you to the hotel. If possible, we also schedule a meeting at our office for the briefing regarding the trek followed by an introduction session with other team members. After this, our guide will check your gear and help you to pack. If your flight arrives late, the meeting, and gear checking can be scheduled for the following day. Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

1,300m/4,264ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

3 Star Hotel

The capital, Kathmandu Valley itself, is a big storehouse of exclusive natural, cultural, and historical sites. Therefore, today, we take you on a few-hour tour of the major attractions of Kathmandu Valley. We do cover 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Stupa, Boudhnath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. After spending a few hours observing these wonderful sites, we again meet for a few hours to finalize your clothing and trekking gear (down jacket, sleeping bags, etc.) required during the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

1,300m/4,264ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

3 Star Hotel 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast

Breakfast in the hotel and meet our guide who will assist you to the bus. Station where tourist bus departs at 7am. The bus journey usually takes around 6 to 8 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions. Tourist buses are relatively comfortable and equipped with amenities, making the journey enjoyable. During the trip, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy views of the Trishuli River, terraced fields, and picturesque villages.

 

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

822m/2696ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

3 Star Hotel 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast 

The day with breakfast in the hotel in Pokhara and drive to Nayapul, a charming town serving as the gateway to the Annapurna region. The road winds through picturesque landscapes, offering glimpses of terraced fields, local villages, and the tranquil Phewa Lake. Upon reaching Nayapul, first day trek begins towards Ghandruk, a traditional Gurung village. The trail takes along a well-trodden path, passing through lush forests and crossing suspension bridges over the tumbling Modi Khola. As you ascend, the Himalayan panorama gradually unfolds, with stunning views of the Annapurna and Machapuchare ranges. Finally arriving in Ghandruk, adorned with traditional stone houses, narrow alleyways, and welcoming locals. Check in to the lodge and walk around the traditional. Village to experience museum and their way of life. Overnight at the lodge.

 

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

1,940m/6,365ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

The trail leads through a lush rhododendron forest today. As you ascend along well-defined paths, the panoramic views of the Annapurna and Machapuchare are just amazing. Finally reach Tadapani, a quaint settlement perched on a ridge which offers magnificent views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machapuchare and Gangapurna. Overnight in the lodge

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

2,600m/8,528ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Wake up early for sunrise this morning. Enjoy a delicious breakfast with panoramic mountain views from Tadapani in the morning. Begin the trek towards Dobato, navigating through enchanting rhododendron and oak forests. The trail takes you through a mix of uphill and downhill sections. Finally, arrive Dobato which is located on the top of the hill that offers excellent views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurnas. Overnight at the community lodge.

 

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

3,350m/10,990ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge

Single Supplementary
Meals

Brekfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Embark on the trek towards Khopra Danda, traversing through rhododendron and juniper forests. The trail ascends steadily, and you may encounter yak herds grazing in the higher alpine meadows. As you approach Khopra Danda, the landscape opens up, revealing expansive views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Spend the evening exploring the area, taking photographs, and savoring the tranquility of the mountain environment. Overnight at the community lodge.

 

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

 3,660m/12,006ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Begin the trek towards Khayer Lake, following a less-trodden trail that ascends through rocky landscape. The trail might be steep at times, providing additional challenges and rewards. Enjoy a packed lunch at a suitable spot. Continue the trek to reach Khayer Lake. The lake, nestled amidst towering peaks, offers a tranquil setting and stunning reflections of the surrounding mountains. Then descent back to Khopra Danda in the late afternoon.

 

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

4,500m/14,762ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Start the trek towards Swanta after breakfast, descending from Khopra Danda through rhododendron forests, passing through charming villages and terraced fields. Arrive in Swanta, a traditional Gurung village surrounded by lush greenery. Evening walk around the village and overnight at the community lodge.

 

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

2,214m/7,263ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner 

Breakfast in the lodge and start your day trek to Ghorepani. Initially crossing through terraced fields and local settlements. Then, the trail meanders through forests, offering occasional glimpses of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Arrive in Ghorepani, a popular trekking village known for its panoramic views and as a gateway to Poon Hill. Explore Ghorepani, visit the local market, Magar museum, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere. If you have time and good weather, you may consider a short hike to Poon Hill for sunset view. Overnight at the lodge.

 

 

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

2,858m/9,376ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Guide will knock the door as per given timing for Poon Hill a renowned viewpoint offering breathtaking sunrise views over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The trail ascends through rhododendron forests. Upon reaching the summit, witness the Himalayan peaks and enjoy the golden mountains. Descend back to Ghorepani for breakfast then descend down through the forest to Ulleri. You can catch sharing transport from here in case of you do not enjoy the last descend otherwise walk down to Nayapul and take a transport to Pokhara. Relax in the evening and enjoy your own dinner. Overnight at the lodge.

 

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

822m/2696ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

3 Star Hotel

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast and Lunch 

Breakfast in the morning and drive to the bus station to catch tourist bus to Kathmandu. It is 8 hours journey through the highway offers scenic views. Check in to hotel in Kathmandu and have time to fresh up, explore Thamel for shopping. Meeting with Trek Ways Nepal owner for dinner and feedback session. Overnight at the hotel.
 

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

1,300m/4,264ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

3 Star Hotel

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast and Dinner

Today, your daring journey comes to an end. Trekking in Khopra danda with our team ends as we transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport. With a joyful greeting and the hope to see you again in Nepal, our representative guides you to the airport.

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast

Include

    • All required Airport transfers (Pick up and drop)
    • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu at 3 star standard hotel with breakfast
    • Required Trekking ACAP permit and TIMS card
    • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu after the trek
    • Tourist coach to Pokhara and back
    • All accommodations on a trek (Lodge/Tea house)
    • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
    • Fresh seasonal fruits, every day after dinner (while on a trek)
    • Tea/Coffee (Served in a cup only)
    • Purified drinking water during the trek (medicated safe)
    • Well trained, English speaking and Government-licensed guide and his entire expenses
    • Porters (One porter for every 2 people) and his entire expenses
    • Guide and Porter daily wages and insurance
    • All required local and government taxes
    • Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
    • Trekking route map (As a souvenir)
    • Adventure certificate if needed
    • First Aid service (Basic)
    • Oximeter - To determine your oxygen level

Exclude

    • Nepal arrival visa
    • Meals in the city, except breakfast and other mentioned special dinners
    • Personal expenses like all kinds of drinks including mineral water, alcohol, and soft beverages
    • Extra hot showers, Wi-Fi & battery charging service charge on a trek
    • Extra porter if you required
    • Your travel insurance that should cover Helicopter evacuation
    • Tipping to staff (expected)

Date & Cost

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Useful info

Trekking Permits:

Trek to Khopra Danda requires 2 permits.  This typically includes the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. You need to carry 2 passport size photos for this. As a professional company Trek ways Nepal will issue your permits after your arrival. Guide will keep permits during the trek as there are certain check post where guide has to show them. At the end of the trek, you can keep it as a souviner.

Guides and Porters:
Hiring a local guide and porter for Khopra Danda trek is essential. can enhance your experience, provide cultural insights, and help with navigation. Also for your safety we recommended you to hire guide and porter form reputed trekking company.

Altitude Considerations:
Although not extremely high, Khopra Danda involves some altitude gain. Acclimatize properly to minimize the risk of altitude sickness. Stay hydrated, ascend gradually, and listen to your body and follow the rule Climb High Sleep Low.

Accommodation:
Teahouses and lodges are available along the trail, offering basic facilities. While it's possible to find accommodation without advance booking, during peak seasons, it's advisable to book ahead. Note that community lodges in Khopra Danda, Swanta and Dobato offers local hospitality.

Food and Water:
There are menu available and you can pick you your own. Most teahouses provide meals such as dal bhat (rice and lentils), noodles, and local dishes. Our Guide will carry water purification tablets to refill your water bottles along the trail. Plastic bottles are prohibited in this area.

Weather Conditions:
The weather can be unpredictable, so prepare for it. Mornings and evenings can be cold, while daytime temperatures vary. Morning is clear and afternoon can be cloudy.

Trekking Seasons:
Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best time for Khopra Danda Trek. During this time, the weather is generally clear, and the views are stunning. However, you can trek in the winter with proper gear.

Cash and ATMs:
Carry enough cash as ATMs are not readily available along the trail. The last place to withdraw cash is usually in Nayapul or Pokhara.

Communication:
Mobile phone reception may be limited in some areas. Consider purchasing a local SIM card in Kathmandu or Pokhara for communication.

Cultural Sensitivity:
Respect local customs and traditions. Ask for permission before taking photographs of locals, especially in village.

Things to Bring

Clothing:

Hiking boots with good ankle support
Lightweight and moisture-wicking hiking socks (a few pairs)
Comfortable trekking pants (convertible to shorts are convenient)
Long-sleeved shirts for sun protection
T-shirts and base layers
Insulating layer (fleece or down jacket) for colder temperatures
Waterproof and windproof jacket
Waterproof and breathable pants
Hat or cap for sun protection
Gloves and a beanie for colder temperatures
Gear:
Backpack (40-50 liters) for carrying essentials
Daypack for carrying water, snacks, and essentials during day hikes
Sleeping bag suitable for low temperatures
Trekking poles for added stability on uneven terrain
Headlamp or flashlight with spare batteries
Sunglasses with UV protection
Water bottles or hydration system
Durable and lightweight trekking poles

Personal Items:

Personal identification, passport, and necessary permits
Money (cash) for expenses along the way
Travel insurance with coverage for trekking at high altitudes
First aid kit with basic medications, blister treatment, and any personal prescriptions
Toiletries, including toothbrush, toothpaste, and biodegradable soap
Quick-drying towel
Sunscreen and lip balm with high SPF
Insect repellent

Electronics:

Camera or smartphone for capturing the stunning scenery
Portable charger or power bank
Travel adapter for charging electronic devices

Miscellaneous:

Lightweight and quick-drying towel
Snacks and energy bars
Trekking map and guidebook
Multi-tool or knife
Plastic bags for organizing and protecting
belongings
Trekking permit and TIMS card
Book or e-reader for leisure time

Map & Altitude Graph

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