Khopra Danda Trek

11 Days

Khopra Danda trek also known as Khopra khayar trek and 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.

View from tadapani Annapurna Region
Annapurna South & Himchuli

Outline Itinerary

Itinerary Max. ElevationWalking
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu1400m/ 4600ft
Day 02 : Drive to Pokhara827m/ 2713ft
Day 03: Pokhara to Hille1070m/ 3510ft3 Hours
Day 04: Hille to Ghorepani2880m/ 9449ft7-8 hours
Day 05 : Ghorepani – Poonhill – Ghorepani- Swanta3210m/10531ft5 hours
Day 06: Swanta to Chistibang3026m/9927 ft5 hours
Day07: Chistibang to Khopra danda3660m/12008ft3 hours
Day 08 : Khopra Danda to  Khayar lake to Khopra Danda4665m/15305ft6 hours
Day09 : Khopra Danda to Ghanduruk and pokhara1940m/6365ft5 hours
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu1400m/4600ft
Day11: Final depature

Khopra Danda Trek Video

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.
  • Understand Gurung and Magar community Culture  Norms  and values.
  • Ghorepani & Ghanduruk is the big village of the Annapurna trekking trail.
After your arrival on Tribhuvan international airport, our company members will welcome you and transfer you into hotel. On the evening you will have dinner with company members and get briefing of your trek.
We will leave Kathmandu and drive towards Pokhara after having breakfast. We will reach Pokhara after 6 hours of drive. The travel via street market, hills, Trishuli and Gandaki river bank makes your entire journey wonderful. As you reach Pokhara the shinning Machhapuchre, welcomes you. You can have lakeside view, Talbaharai aarati in the evening.
After having breakfast we will leave Pokhara and drive towards Nayapul - the entrance of trekking, we will start our walk. Peaceful environment, mountainous scenery, walk through forest, wooden bridge and suspension bridge takes us to the beautiful village of Annapurna conservation area, Hile. Culture of Pun Magar community adds beauty of the place.
After having breakfast in Hile, we will start the walk followed by uphill heading to Ulleri. We will pass Banthati and enter to Rhododendron forest. After around 3 hours forest walk we will reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani is the Gurung village on the elevation of 2880m giving wonderful scenery of Annapurna landscape decorated with Annapurna range.
We will wake up early in the morning to reach poon hill before sunrise. The uphill around 45min takes us to the heaven of Annapurna region. The greatest view of Annapurna I, II, III, Machhapuchre, and Dhaulagiri on the horizon makes you busy on taking photographs. Poonhill makes you feel as standing on the highest point above the forest, and nearby hills. The settled cloud and white ranges shining with sunrise gives greatest view. After around 1 hour we will come back to Ghorepani and have breakfast then walk towards Swanta. We will descend to Chittre village cross the suspension bridge and reach beautiful village Swanta after ascending uphill. We can visit community cheese factory of Swanta village in the evening which depends on situation of trek.
After having breakfast we will walk from Swanta towards Chistibang. The path is combination of less slopy uphills and downhills. We will walk through forest, grass land and timber line and reach Chistibang.
We will have breakfast in Chistibang and walk towards Khopra danda. The open pasture and reduced vegetation gives different outlook of the surrounding. The high hills, white Annapurna range shining on the horizon makes the environment more charming. You can view pheasant, yak and sheep raring on pasture. We will reach Khopra Danda - the destination in around 3 hours and explore the beauty.
We will wake up early in the morning to view sunrise from Khopra danda. After having breakfast we will hike to Khayar Lake. Khayar lake is one of the holy lake of Nepal where pilgrims visit in the belief Explore the beauty of the place, mountainous scenery and return back to Khopra danda for night stay. We will descend down to Dobato from Khopra danda. The descending path from Khopra Danda shows increase in vegetation. The reduced grassland replace with rhododendron forest. We will reach Dobato in 6 hours.
We will descend to Ghandruk after having breakfast in Dobato. After around 5 hours of walk we will reach Ghandruk, the beautiful Gurung village. After having rest for hour we will have Lunch and drive back to Pokhara
After having breakfast in pokhara we will check out from hotel and drive back to Kathmandu. In the evening you can have shopping in Thamel Bazzar. Company will give you Farewell dinner in cultural restaurant.
Depending on time of your flight company member will drop you to airport and remain with you until your entrance in airport. In this way the wonderful trek to Khopra Danda completes with life time memory.

Cost Includes

  • Pick And Drop From international airport and transfer to hotel by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara on twin share On B/B Plan
  • Full Board Meal During Trekking (lunch, Dinner, Breakfast)
  • Accommodation in tea house( mountain lodge) during the trek,
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu, with us.
  • Transportation from starting to ending points of the trek,
  • Comprehensive First Aid Kit,
  • Respective region ( Annapurna) trekking map. TIMS Card & Trekking Permit.
  • Well-experienced guide with all his allowance and expenses,
  • Necessary Porters to carry all personal baggers
  • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters,
  • Filling a water bottle and purification tablet. (Eco-Friendly)

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa fees,
  • Your travel insurance of any kind,
  • International Airfare and Airport Tax,
  • Lunch and Dinner except mentioned on Itinerary,
  • Extra expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc.
  • All Drinks and main meals in cities, also on trail
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Items of personal expenses such as beverages, extra tea and coffee on the way while trekking, battery charging at tea houses, hot shower, mineral water and interne
How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Khopra Danda Trek is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Khopra Danda Trek

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

Can I get mineral water in Khopra trek?

Yes, you can get mineral water up to Hille and well purified filtered water upwards from Hile. There won’t be problem on quality of drinking water. You will get hot drinking as your demand.

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Khopra Danda Trek

Trip Facts

  • Private Car/Flight/Tourist Bus
  • 3***/ Tea house

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