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Price
$909 per person
Duration
12 Days
Travellers
20+

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Adventurous trail

See superb scenery throughout the trail

Explore beautiful Ghorepani village

Experience rich culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the locals

Get to see gorgeous sunrise from Poon Hill

Reach Khopra Danda

Hike to beautiful Khayer Lake

Witness panoramic views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mardi Himal, and many other mountains

Khopra Danda Trek is a newly opened trekking route in the Annapurna region. The trail is designed to present you off-the-beaten trekking experience without getting overboard while enjoying fantastic landscape views and rich culture. Khopra Danda Trek 12 Days will take you to the top of Khopra Danda from where you can see the lovely scenery and snow-capped mountains. The trail further moves up to the Khayer Lake, a sacred lake. This lake has huge religious importance for Hindus.

Trekking through dense forest and picturesque villages, you will traverse the region. You will spend the night in the beautiful Ghorepani village, and hike up to the vantage point called Poonhill, which is very famous among travelers. As the region is home to numerous flora and fauna, you might get to see some rare ones. W, Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition has professionally crafted our Khopra Danda Trek itinerary. Be part of this adventurous venture with us. For more information or any queries, feel free to contact us at any time.

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What's included

Departure Location
Kathmandu, Nepal
Return Location
Kathmandu, Nepal
Price includes
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners)oneitem Menu.
  • An experienced Government license holder guide.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Best available accommodations during the trek in Teahouse.
  • Duffel bag during the trek (should be returned to us)
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with on the second last day.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three or four star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests)
Price does not include
  • Air travel to/from Nepal,
  • Guide Potter Tips.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Personal clothing, insurance against accidental, medical and emergency rescue evacuations,
  • Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the trip due to sickness or emergency purpose.
  • Soft/hard drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, all items of personal nature,
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel, Trekking and Helicopter Rescue insurance.
  • Day 01
  • Day 02
  • Day 03
  • Day 04
  • Day 05
  • Day 06
  • Day 07
  • Day 08
  • Day 09
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
  • Day 12
Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m) & transfer to the hotel.

Upon your arrival at the Airport, you will be welcomed by one of our team representatives. He will take you to the hotel. You can rest for the day. In the evening, you will stroll on the vibrant streets of Thamel, and end your day with welcome dinner. 

  • Meals Included: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
Day 02

Drive to Pokhara (850 m); 7 hrs.

After having breakfast, you will drive to one of the biggest cities in Nepal, Pokhara. The drive will be long and scenic. Lush green hills, rivers, waterfalls, dense forests, and small settlements area will keep you accompany during the drive. Upon reaching Pokhara, you will move to the hotel.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: Hotel
Day 03

Drive from Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1,488 m); 2 hrs.

Today, you will take a short drive to Tikhedhunga. The drive will be scenic and present to you the countryside views. You will have enough time to explore the village and relax.

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
Day 04

Trek to Ghorepani (2,875 m); 4-5 hrs.

Trekking through small villages and lush forests, you will ascend towards beautiful Ghorepani village. Surrounded by lush forests and mountains, you will get to see wonderful views from Ghorepani. 

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
Day 05

Trek to Swanta/Upper Chistibung, early morning hike to Poonhill (3,000 m); 5-6 hrs.

Wake up early in the morning and hike up to Poon Hill from where you will get to see gorgeous sunrise along with the western Himalayas. After that, you will descend to Ghorepani for breakfast, and continue trekking towards Swanta. 

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
Day 06

Trek to Khopra Danda (3,640 m); 3 hrs.

The trail ascends towards Khopra Danda. On the way, you might get to see an animal 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. 

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
Day 07

Trek to Khopra Danda, day-trip to Khayer Lake (4,660 m); 7-8 hrs.

The trail move towards Khayar Lake, which is also a pilgrimage site for Hindus. The trail mostly ascends and becomes steeper at the end. After spending some time at the lake, you will return to Khopra Danda for a night stay.

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
Day 08

Trek to Tatopani (1,250 m); 4-5 hrs.

After having breakfast, you will descend to Tatopani. Trekking through small villages and terraced fields, you will reach Tatopani, where you will find natural hot spring. You can take a hot bath in the hot spring by paying a few bucks. 

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
Day 09

Drive to Pokhara (815 m); 4 hrs.

Today, you will drive back to Pokhara. You will have the rest of the day free to explore. You can do boating on the tranquil Fewa Lake, and explore the lively Lakeside market. 

  • Meals Included: BL
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
Day 10

Drive back to Kathmandu (1,300 m); 7 hrs.

Another long and scenic drive will take you back to Kathmandu. You will move to the hotel and rest. You can do whatever you want as the day is leisure for you.

  • Meals Included: BL
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
Day 11

Rest Day in Kathmandu (optional sightseeing in Kathmandu).

It is an extra day in Kathmandu. you can rest or explore the nearby monuments. If you want, we can also arrange a guided sightseeing tour for you. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast & Farewell dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
Day 12

Final Departure.

As per your flight departure time, one of our team members will drop you at the Airport. 

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Himalayan Penchant

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 Village

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.

Khopra Danda

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.

Khayra Lake

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.

Hot Spring

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.

Natural Aptitude

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
  • T-shirts
  • Thermal Wears
  • Breathable Underwears
  • Trekking shoes/socks
  • Rain jacket
  • Gloves
  • 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.

Miscellaneous

  • 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
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Khopra Danda Trek

Price
$909 per person
Duration
12 Days
Travellers
20+

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