Khopra Danda Trek is a short and adventurous journey to one of the less-traveled trails of the Annapurna region. The trail is less crowded and beautifully packed with nature's beauty. Along with superb views, the venture will let you experience the rich culture and tradition of the locals. Gorgeous sunrises and sunsets will begin and end your day. During the trek, you will get to see panoramic views of Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Himchuli (6,411 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Macchapucchre (6,993 m), and many others. After long trekking days, spend a day in Tatopani and dip your body in natural hot springs.
Khopra Danda Trek landmark
Ghorepani is a beautiful village surrounded by lovely rhododendron forests and mountains. This village will present to you the rich culture and tradition of Gurung people, their daily lifestyle, and unique houses.
Poon Hill Viewpoint
Poonhill is also one of the main highlights of this trek. It is a very famous vantage point of the Annapurna region from where you will get to see one of the most captivating sunrises of your life along with views of western Himalayas. From Ghorepani village, it will take around one and a half hours to reach Poonhill.
Located at 3,640 meters, Khopra Danda is a beautiful hilltop. Here, you might get to see animals like Himalayan Thar and Himalayan Monal. Upon reaching Khopra Dada, you will get to see superb views of Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Nilgiri, and several other mountains.
Situated at 4,660 meters Khayer Lake is a beautiful lake as well as the highest point of the Khopra Danda Trek. This lake has huge religious value and is a pilgrimage site. Many Hindu pilgrims visit this lake every year to worship and get blessed.
After your successful trek to Khopra Danda Trek, you will descend to Tatopani, you will find natural hot spring. You can take a long relaxing bath in the hot spring by paying a few extra bucks. This will help you relax your muscles.
Culture & Ethnic Diversity
Khopra Danda Trek will present to you the rich culture and lifestyle of the Chhetri and Gurung people. Your night stay in different villages will present you with a closer perspective of their daily lifestyle and practices. They have a completely different set of cultures, traditions, festivals, and languages from one another.
The trail includes many dense forests of rhododendrons and other vegetation. The entire region is abundant in flora and fauna. During the trek, you can see several unique species of plants & herbs. There is also a chance that you can come across wildlife during your walk-in forests.
Khopra Danda Trek difficulty
Khopra Danda Trek is an easy to moderate trek. The trek includes a perfect balance of adventure and easy trail. With normal health and stamina, you can go on Khopra Danda Trek 12 Days without any problem. The trail comprises of numerous steep ascends and descends through forests, steep & rugged path. You need to walk for at least 5 to 6 hours a day.
Altitude Sickness and Prevention
Khopra Danda Trek does involve chances of altitude sickness because of the high altitude. You will traverse above 4,000 meters, which is a very high altitude. However, you will be gradually gaining elevation that lowers the risks of suffering from AMS. The best thing you can do to avoid AMS is by keeping yourself hydrated during the trek.
Transportation and Bag Pack
Khopra Danda Trek 12 Days begins with a long and scenic drive from Kathmandu to Tikhedhunga. From here, you will gradually ascend towards the top of the Khopra Danda.
Here is the list of things that you should carry during Khopra Danda Trek:
- Pair of hiking pants and casual pants
- Thermal Wears
- Breathable Underwears
- Trekking shoes/socks
- Rain jacket
- Sun hat
- Sleeping bag
- Trekking Pole
- First aid kit
- Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc)
- Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)
Food and Accommodation during Khopra Danda Trek
You will be staying in the guesthouse during Khopra Danda Trek. The guesthouse will have basic rooms with a bed and a few pieces of furniture. There will be a hot shower facility almost everywhere.
For food, you will be eating meals as per the menu of the guesthouse. You can find dishes like rice, curries, sandwiches, bakeries, momo, noodles, veggies, bars, drinks, tea, coffee, etc.
Best Season to go on Khopra Danda Trek
The best time to go on Khopra Danda Trek is during Spring and Autumn. Spring includes months from September to November and Autumn includes months from March to May. The bright sky, clear weather, and zest of chillness in the climate will add a lovely ambiance to the journey.
Khopra Danda Trek cost
Khopra Danda Trekking cost can vary depending upon the facility you choose to include during the trek. The cost will include your permits, meals during the trek, all ground transportation as per the itinerary, and expenses of guide & porter. However, there are other expenses like tips, personal expenses, etc. is not involved in the above amount. You can contact us to know more in detail about the cost of the package.
- Carry extra cash as there will be no ATMs on the trail or villages
- Make sure to take out insurance
- Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated
- Get a good map
- Walk slowly and safely