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13 Days
Availability : All Round the Year
Kathmandu
Khopra Danda
Min Age : +20
Max People : 20

Khopra Danda Trek

Khopra Danda Trek is located at 3,600 meters above sea level in the Annapurna Mountain Range and is an attractive tourist destination. Khopra Danda Trekking is one of the recently opened short and easy treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is also known as Khopra Ridge Trek and Khaer Lake Trek. This short trek is perfect for non-adventurous, families, and trekkers who want to hike without a crowd. You can enjoy the Mountain View of Annapurna I, II, III, and South, Mt.Dhaulagiri, Mt.Machhapuchhre (Mt.Fishtail), Nilgiris, Himchuli, and many other nearby peaks. The main highlighted attractions of this trek are as below


Trip Highlights

  •     Supernatural and majestic views of sunrise and sunset
  •     Exploring the diverse culture and Beautiful nature of Nepal
  •     Beautiful view of the landscapes and vegetation of chameleon.
  •     Cultural and historical exploration of the beautiful Kathmandu city.
  •     Exploration of Khaer Lake and the wildest land in the Annapurna region
  •     Good experience of culture and tradition, traditional Nepalese hospitality
  •     Fascinating panoramic views of snowy mountains in the Annapurna region

Khopra Danda Trek Itinerary

Khopra Danda Trek itinerary cannot be customized according to your choice. Please write to us for the individual travel Itinerary. The price varies depending on hotel category, transportation, private vehicle, and flight service.

Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu airport

Day 02:full-day city tour of the Kathmandu Valley with a guide.

Day 03: Drive or Flight to Pokhara

Day 04:Early Morning Drive to Nayapul and walk to Ghandruk village

Day 05:Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani: Walking Distance 2-3 hours

Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Bayeli through Dobato: Walking 6-7 hours

Day 07:Trek Bayeli to Khopra Danda

Day 08:Hike to Khayer Lake and walk around Khopra Danda

Day 09:Trek Khopra Danda to Swanta Village

Day 10:Trek from Swantha to Ghorepani

Day 11: Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Nayapul and bus to Pokhara

Day 12:Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 13:Drop to Kathmandu international airport

Overview of Khopra Danda Trek

Khopra Danda Trek (Also Known as khopra ridge community trek) with Ghorepani and Poonhill is a fantastic opportunity to explore known and lesser-known but equally impressive places in the Annapurna region. Our itinerary takes you to the calm and peaceful spot of Khopra Ridge, which is a fantastic viewpoint to enjoy majestic views of the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri mountain range.

Khopra Danda trek takes you through dense rhododendron and pine forests with the opportunity to see various exotic animals. The Khopra Ridge also offers you a view of the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the world’s deepest gorge. If you come early in the morning or at sunset, you will have an even calmer and more fascinating view.

Poon Hill is another popular viewpoint, and you can find a quaint village when you return. This secluded path takes you to some of the tremendous village-like Ghandruk and Ghorepani with the amazing Gurung culture and lifestyle. 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu airport

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, we will collect you with your name on a board at Tribhuvan International Airport. Then we will take you to a 3-star hotel in Thamel. You check into the hotel, have lunch, and relax for a while. Then you can buy essential things for your trip. In the evening, you can walk the streets of Thamel and the surrounding. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu

Meals included: None

 

Day 02:full-day city tour of the Kathmandu Valley with a guide.

Your City sightseeing tour begins after breakfast on a private vehicle and a professional guide for this trip below World Heritage sites.

Swyambunath Stupa -: The Monkey Temple, a pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists, is the ancient temple and the best vantage point for a 360-degree view of the whole Kathmandu valley. There is also a beautiful park and many other monuments around the Swayambhunath with brilliant architecture and arts.

Pashupatinath Temple: The Temple of the Supreme Lord Shiva, the holiest temple for Hindus, is the best option to explore the history and culture of the Kathmandu Valley and Nepal. There are more than 500 temples and other monuments that show fantastic art and architecture.

Boudhanath Stupa: Boudhanath Stupa Founded in 590 to 604 AD, it is the oldest and largest Tibetan Buddhist stupa and the place of pilgrimage for Tibetan prayers. The size of the stupa and other surrounding Tibetan stupas is the main attraction for tourists visiting Boudhanath.

Patan Durbar Square: The Patan Durbar Square has many temples and durbar that was built centuries ago. The art of carving and wood and stone crafts can be seen so amazingly in the brilliant architectural structures. It is an amazing and glorious masterpiece of Nepalese art and skill that showcases the culture and history of ancient Nepal and the Kathmandu Valley. Night stay at a three-star deluxe hotel in Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 03: Drive or Flight to Pokhara

You will have breakfast at the hotel early in the morning and head to Pokhara. You have a scenic bus trip of 6 to 7 hours through the river valley. From the window, you can enjoy the beautiful landscape with lush forests and river valleys. When you arrive in Pokhara, check into a hotel and relax for a while. You can explore the lakeside area of Pokhara for the rest of the day. You can visit Phewa and Begnas lakes, walk the streets, explore the caves, etc. You can enjoy many fun activities. You can drive to Sarangkot to see the spectacular sunset views. At night, you can explore the rich and vibrant streets of Pokhara. You spend the night at the hotel in Pokhara.

Meals included: Breakfast.

 

Day 04:Early Morning Drive to Nayapul and walk to Ghandruk village

Early in the morning, after having a hot breakfast in Pokhara, drive to Nayapul. You have almost an hour to get to Nayapul. Your trek starts in Nayapul when you head towards Ghandruk, and most of the time, you will walk on the smooth trail covered by the rhododendron forest. You can see the beautiful mountains on the horizon. You will walk along the river and hear the gentle sound of birds and running water. After about 4-5 hours of walking, you will arrive at Ghandruk. It is a beautiful place with the fascinating panorama of the Himalayas and the landscapes. You spend the night in Ghandruk village.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 05:Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani: Walking Distance 2-3 hours

Today, you will take a more relaxed trek day as Tadapani is not far from Ghandruk. You start your walk early in the morning after breakfast. You climb the path uphill through the Jungle. Along the way, you get a fantastic view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre. You can reach Tadapani in 2-3 hours and spend the rest of the day exploring the village area. You will spend the night in a tea house at Tadapani.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Bayeli through Dobato: Walking 6-7 hours

Get a fascinating view of the Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna region along the way. Have breakfast in Tadapani and head to Bayeli. You will be walking through rhododendrons and oak forests most of the time. If you are lucky, you have a chance to find musk deer, pheasant, and red foxes in the jungle. You climb the trail after crossing the forest to the Deurali ridge. Continue up and follow the relatively steep path to reach Bayali Kharka. You will walk through Dobato to get there. It takes almost 7 hours to arrive. You will spend the night at a tea house in Bayeli Kharka.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 07:Trek Bayeli to Khopra Danda

Descend the path on a gentle slope covered in bushes and trees. Along the way, you can discover Danphe, Himalayan Thar, etc. After a few hours on foot, you will reach the vibrant village of Chistbung. You can sit there for a while, relax and keep walking to get to Khopra Danda. You climb through the alpine tree jungle. Along the way, you have a beautiful view of the Kaligandaki ridge and peaks like Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri. From the Khopra ridge, you have a better view of the Kaligandaki gorge. There you spend the night in a tea house.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 08:Hike to Khayer Lake and walk around Khopra Danda

You will spend the day at Khopra Ridge. You will immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings and walk through Khopra. You will walk a few hours to reach Lake Khayer. It is a good-looking lake encircled by mountains. From there, you have a beautiful view of the Himalayas. You will take a look at Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, etc. You can spend the rest of the day talking to the locals and exploring their culture and tradition. There you spend the night in a tea house.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

 

Day 09:Trek Khopra Danda to Swanta Village

After visiting the Khopra ridge, descend to Swanta village on the eighth day of your trip. It descends for almost an hour to reach the town of Upper Chistbung. Further down, through the potato and barley farms and the beautiful villages along the way, you will reach the village of Swanta. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the Magar village and its lifestyle.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 10:Trek from Swantha to Ghorepani

Have breakfast in Swanta and walk to Ghorepani. You go down a beautiful path covered in green forests. During the walk, you can take a look at the Annapurna range. When you arrive in Ghorepani, you can spend the rest of the day with the villagers. You will be closer to its culture and tradition. You spend the night at Ghorepani in a tea house.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 11: Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Nayapul and bus to Pokhara

On this day, you will be rewarded with a magnificent sunrise view over the Himalayas from Poon Hill. You will hike to Poon Hill early in the morning to experience this fascinating sunrise view over the Mount Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. After enjoying the view, walk to Nayapul, cross the beautiful forests, and enjoy the Himalayas in the background. When you come to Nayapul, we will take a private vehicle that will take you to Pokhara. You will be checked into a hotel when you get there. You can sit back and relax to celebrate the success of your trekking trip. You can spend the rest time walking on the lake, buying souvenirs or exploring the streets.

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner.

Day 12:Drive back to Kathmandu

Today, you will return from Pokhara to Kathmandu. You will have breakfast in Pokhara and drive to Kathmandu in a private vehicle. You will drive along the rivers most of the time. Along the way, you can enjoy the fascinating view of landscapes, rivers, valleys, and green forests. When you arrive in Kathmandu, you can spend the rest of your time strolling the streets of Thamel, souvenir shopping, etc. You can explore cafes, lounges, and bars in the area. Night stay at a hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner.

Day 13:Drop to Kathmandu international airport

Your Khopra danda treks come to ends. According to the departure schedule, we take you to the airport for your connecting flight. However, if you decide to extend your stay here in Nepal and make another trip, you can inform us. We are delighted to help you with your next trip. 

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner.

Cost Include/Excludes

Price Includes

  • Collection and delivery service at airports and hotels.
  • Accommodation in a Three-star deluxe hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour with a knowledgeable guide and private vehicle.
  • Entry ticket for city sightseeing
  • All accommodation in typical tea houses during the trek
  • Tourist bus ticket (Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu)
  • All necessary documents, entry permits for conservation area
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)
  • Professional trekking guide and handy trekking assistant (Porter)
  • Salary, food, transportation, accommodation, and insurance for the guide and the porter.
  • Government and Local taxes

Price Excludes

  • International flight fare
  • Entry visa for Nepal; when you arrive at Kathmandu airport, you can easily get a visa.
  • travel and rescue insurance
  • Other meals except for breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips for guides, porters and drivers

Essential Information

Food and Accommodation

During your trekking in Nepal, accommodation is straightforward and offers limited options, so don’t expect the Luxuries as your home. We use a simple family-run guest house or a tea house Lodge. If available, we offer a private double or twin room with a shared bathroom. There will not always be access to a hot shower. Depending on height and location, accommodations typically incur additional costs for a bucket of warm water, which you can mix with cold water for washing.

During Your trek, you can expect to get mainly continental and local meals ordered from the menus. Most of the tea houses offer Nepalese, Tibetan, Chinese, and even Indian and Italian dishes. We offer three meals a day with tea or coffee. The food on the trek is usually vegetarian, and the staples are rice, vegetable curries, lentil soup, pasta, bread, potatoes, Momo, French fries, etc. Dessert is not including in the package.

There are fewer varieties in higher places near mountain base camps than in lower areas. Whenever possible, we try to offer you fresh vegetables from the village and fresh fruit. You can choose the food as you like, but it is better not to order different dishes for each person since it takes a long time to cook so many meals, especially during lunch. You can buy bottled water in the mountains, but we recommend that you bring water purifiers such as iodine and avoid bottled water. Water bottles are the primary source of pollution in the mountains.  If you trek at high altitude like Everest base camp, Drinking alcohol can increase the possibility of altitude sickness, so don’t drink alcohol until you come back to a lower elevation. 

Insurance / evacuation:

We do not expect you to have a severe problem with your trip. However, if you have a severe illness, we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital. However, you are responsible for all costs incurred during the evacuation process. Therefore, it is good that you have insurance that covers your expenses.

Travel insurance for each of our company’s travel routes is a prerequisite for booking a vacation. You must have at least one emergency and repatriation insurance that must include the cost of the mountain rescue. Please read the terms and conditions of your insurers carefully and, in particular, make sure the following are covered: 1) Activities (i.e. tourism, hiking or mountaineering) 2) maximum altitude reached on trekking 3) evacuation of the helicopter in case of emergency. You must understand that you will bear the cost of the evacuation and return procedures and that it is your responsibility to take all costs associated with the evacuation or medical treatment. You should be fully aware of the implications of your travel insurance and understand the inclusion and exclusions of your policy. Please note that our business guide may, under certain circumstances, initiate helicopter rescue (or other necessary) operations in medical emergencies without first seeking approval from your insurance company.

Physical fitness and experience requirements

Altitude sickness will come from 3000 meters. Generally, there are no altitude problems below 3,000 meters, usually for people in stable health. But this can lead to altitude-related illnesses. If you have a health condition that can cause problems, see a doctor to know if walking is possible. For your information, your guide will also have pills for altitude sickness and other necessary medications.

 

Khopra Ridge Trek is a moderate trek, and you need to walk 5 to 6 hours a day with a light backpack. The trek is relatively easy for those who are used to running at higher altitudes. We highly request you to jog and exercise frequently at least a few months before the start of your trip. Previous hiking experiences would be a bonus, but technical knowledge is not needed for this trip. It is also essential that you should consult with your doctor before booking the trek.

Trekking guides and other staff arrangements

The most important thing that makes this trip so pleasant and unforgettable are the competent, experienced, educated, and helpful guides and crew members who can easily survive our days in the mountains. Our journey is led by the best and most professional trekking guide. All of our employees are carefully selected based on their appropriate experience, leadership skills, and personal talent. To support local people, we choose only local people as employees who have sufficient knowledge of the culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local regions.         

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How difficult is Khopra Danda Trek?

Khopra Danda trekking is not difficult because most of the trekking in the Annapurna region are Non Adventurous trek except the Annapurna Circuit Trek. This trek is suitable for none experienced hikers, families, children and seniors citizen

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    Alice Biaggini

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    Wonderful Trekking experience – Khopra Danda Trek

    I did 13-day Khopra Danda trek (It is also known as the Khopra Danda community trek) in the year 2018 with Nepal Tour & Trekking Service P. Ltd. This 13-day adventure trekking took us through the hills of Nangi and the famous Kali Gandaki Gorge. It offers cultural and natural highlights. Every village we passed has its character and provides a great insight into the rural life of the magical people. A walk through the varied landscape was a pleasure. It could be even more beautiful when the rhododendrons are in bloom. Mr. Ganesh suggests this hike, and we had an enjoyable experience; we learned and had a lot of fun. Our guide took good care of us from the beginning to the end of our trip. Special thanks to Kishor for organizing our wonderful trip. We are planning another trip in 2022. We will definitely choose you.

    May 2, 2022
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