Khopra Danda trek also known as Khopra khayar trek/ Khopra ridge trek is a superb Himalayan exploration in the Annapurna region. The trek follows the off-beaten path on a newly opened route towards Khayar Lake. Historic lake, the beauty of landscape crowned with Annapurna range fulfill your expectation of Himalayan trek.
Starting the Khopra Danda trek from Nayapul (1070m), you will pass Gurung and Magar community in the peaceful environment of Annapurna region. Ethnic culture, tradition and rituals reflects the Multilingual and multicultural society of Nepal. Passing beautiful villages named Ghandruk, Tadapani, Gorepani, saulibazzar and Bhiethati gives glimpse of village life and ancient tradition of Nepal. Blooming rhododendron, white Himalayas shining in Annapurna range and forest with diverse vegetation definitely takes you to different world.
Khopra Danda Trek takes you to another best destination, Poonhill from where you can have amazing view of Mt Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Machhapuchre, Lamjung Himal, Himchuli and amazing Landscape of Annapurna region. Walking through rhododendron forest, reduced vegetation steep uphills and down hills you will reach Chistiang village. Higher the elevation greater the exploration, the forest walk with crosssing wooden bridge, suspension bridge, flowing rivers, faunal view leads you to the peak of landscape Khopra Danda. You will have best feelings as you reach the pasture land on high elevation named Khopra danda along with amazing Khayar Lake.
You will have breathtaking view from tower of Khopra Danda. The cool air and roaming fog, Brightest Annapurna range, Machhapuchre and Himchuli gives the best scenery to capture. Clouds resting on lower landscape hides entire region under it. The early morning visit of Khopra Danda becomes the last destination heading uphill. Khopra Danda trek is an Travel with Mission summit treks to make your trek amazing, explorative and memorable in reasonable price.
Khopra Danda trek Highlight’s
- Khopra Danda Trek is the off- Beaten trekking trail including PoonHill.
- Amazing Himalayas View from Poonhill, Khopra Danda, Tadapni.
- Understand Gurung and Magar community Culture Norms and values.
- Remarkable sunrise and Sunset view.
- Ghorepani & Ghanduruk is the big village of the Annapurna trekking trail.
Itinerary of Khopra Danda trek
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu 1,400 meters (4,600 feet), Meet at the airport and transfer to Hotel, overnight at Hotel
Day 2: Drive From Kathmandu to Pokhara 827 meters (2,713 feet) driving 6 hours by car/tourist bus, overnight at Hotel
Day 3: Drive to Nayapul 1070m (3510 ft.) and trek to Hille 1430m.(4692ft.) walking 5 hours, overnight at Tea House
Day 4: trek to Ghorepani 2880m (9449 ft) walking 8 hours, overnight at Tea House
Days 5: Early morning hike to Poonhill 3210m and back to lodge and trek to Swanta (2214m) walking 5 hours , overnight at Tea House.
Day 6: Trek from Swanta (2214m) to Chistibang (3026m) walking 5 hours, overnight at Tea House
Day 7: Trek from Chistibang (3026m) to Khopra danda (3660m) and walking 3 hours, overnight at tea house.
Days 8: Hike to Khayar lake (4665m) back to Khopra Danda walking 6 hours, overnight at Tea House.
Day 9:Trek to Ghandruk 1940m.(6365ft.) walking 5 hour and Drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. 6 hours
Day 11: Final Departure to International Airport
short trek to Khopra Danda from Pokhara
Day 01: Pokhara to Ghanduruk and trek to Tadapani
Day 02: Tadapani to Khopra Danda
Day 03: Khopra Danda to Khayer lake and back to Tadapani
Day 04: Tadapani to Ghanduruk and back to Pokhara