Trip Facts

  • Duration:13 Days
  • Trip Grade: Difficult
  • Trip Profile:Khopra Danda Trek
  • Geography:Hills/Forests/Rivers
  • Location:Kaski
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Tea house/Lodge
  • Meals:All meals included during the trekking
  • Religious:Hinduism/Buddhism
  • Ethnic People:Gurung/Magar
  • Transportation:Tourist Bus/private Vehicle
  • Group Size:02-10 Pax

Highlight

  • Visit the Khayer Lake and Brahma temple
  • Hike to Poon Hill and view the magnificent scenery of the Himalayas
  • Explore the lesser-explored trekking trails in the Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Enjoy the unique native culture of people residing there
  • Visit the most beautiful city -Pokhara
  • Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley 

Overview

Khopra Danda Trek is an adventure-filled trek that takes you to the Annapurna region along with a trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill. Khopra trekking is a solitary trekking route that routes a undertake trial path. In this trek, you visit the Khayer Lake and Brahma temple on a short hike from Khopra Danda. You also visit the traditional Gurung village, Ghandruk, and observe their lifestyle and culture. 

The trail offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges from many places during the trek. Trekkers are provided with great views of Nilgiri (7061m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), Annapurna (8091m), and many other mountains. 

The rivers and rhododendron forests make the trek magical. Khopra Danda trek is moderate and any group of people can go on this trek. This trek is also an opportunity to explore a lot of diverged species of flora and fauna throughout the Annapurna region. Also, this trek by Himalaya Land Treks is favourable for any age group. 

Major Attractions In Khopra Danda Trekking

Historic Kathmandu city

Kathmandu a capital city of beautiful country Nepal is decorated with all the essence of beauty. The city is carved with craft and art of wood or stone. A lot of heritage sites are the pride and a good reason to visit Kathmandu. Kathmandu city offers you a view of many historical sites. 

The UNESCO enlisted world heritage site gives you a view of preserved culture and tradition. World heritage sites like Kathmandu durbar square, Swyambhunath, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath are explored in a single-day stay in Kathmandu. The city offers you traditional essence on busy streets.

Beautiful Pokhara City

You get to visit this beautiful city through the trek route. The City of lakes-Pokhara offers you a stunning view of nature. It is a popular tourist hub where you can relax and enjoy your holidays. The reflection of beautiful Macchapuchre on the silence of Fewa Lake makes you speechless. The Mysterious caves, rushing springs and many more take your heart here at Pokhara.

The beauty of Pokhara is unexplainable in words, instead one must visit here to experience the real beauty. It is a place of nature with a preserved culture. Everyone must visit this place at least once in a lifetime. Visit this place takes away all your stress. It is a popular tourist hub, holiday destination and also a gateway to the Annapurna region.

Ethnic villages with unique cultures

You trek to Ghandruk, the largest Gurung settlement and the best place to discover Gurung culture. You explore the old town of Gurung community along with many other cast and creeds. You pass through many beautiful villages like Chistibung, Bayeli, Ghorepani, Khopra, Mohara, Tadapani, Swanta, Nangi, Dobato, Galeshowr, etc. 

The community people have their own culture. They have their unique way of welcoming the guests. You are welcomed with a warm gesture by the different communities with their own unique culture. This unique way of welcoming guests makes your heart dance throughout the journey.

Khopra Danda and Khayer Lake

After you trek to Khopra Danda you hike towards Khayer Lake and visit the Brahma temple nearby. You explore the area including the Khopra ridge and Khayer Lake. Khayer Lake is a sacred place for Hindus where pilgrims flock during Janai Purnima. Khopra trek is a famous but undertaken tourist destination. 

Because of its majestic mountain views and religious importance, this place is popular for trekking. Every year thousands of local as well international tourist visit this place to experience the mystic natural beauty. Trekking to Khopra Danda gives you a more amazing view of mountain ranges. Though the trek route to Khayer Lake is a bit difficult, it is counted as one of the most adventurous treks.

Poon Hill Sunrise Trek

Poon Hill is a popular trekking destination for trekkers for its fabulous scenario. The Poon Hill Trek is a perfect way to take in the many hallmarks of the region in a short amount of time. The stunning sunrise view from trekking to Poon Hill has made it so famous. 

 From here you are presented with breath-taking views of the Annapurna range like the Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Gangapurna (7454m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and the Pisang Peak (6091m) among others. 

Best time for Khopra Danda trek

Spring (February- May) and autumn (September – December) is regarded as the best time to do Khopra Danda Trek. Besides these seasons, frequently changeable weather will be experienced. Hence, regarding the trekker’s safety and inspecting scenic views, it is suggested not to make treks during other seasons.

Alternate packages

Apart from the Khopra Danda trek if you want to access the short route then you can go through our next packages with the following link Ghorepani Poon Hill TrekShort Poon Hill sunrise trekKhopra Poon Hill Mohare Trek

If you want to access a more adventurous trek then please check our next trek package through the following link Annapurna Sanctuary trekMardi Himal Trek

If you are planning to experience an additional adventure along with trekking then you can go through the following link Annapurna Base Camp Trek with SafariAnnapurna Panorama Trek with rafting.

We, at Himalaya Land Treks, contribute to your comfortable and safe journey. We provide you with nice transportation and accommodation facilities with experienced guides and porters. We also manage your trek passes and permits. 

Itinerary of Khopra Danda Trek

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4265ft)

Overnight at 3 star Hotel

You’ll land in Tribhuvan International Airport and a Himalaya Land Treks’ representative will welcome you and guide you to our hotel. You’ll freshen up and meet the trek guide who will give you a short orientation of the trek. If you arrive in the morning, you can go for short sightseeing inside Kathmandu valley. You prepare for the trek and can go shopping if you need anything for the trek. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Drive/Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2690ft), 6hr/30min

6-7 hrs
Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast

Starting your journey, you will drive to Pokhara or take a flight. Taking flight saves your time and you can go sightseeing in Pokhara city. You can visit the Phewa Lake, Davis Falls, World Peace Stupa, Mahendra Cave, and you can view the sunset from Sarangkot. In the evening, you can relax at Lakeside along with the views of the Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m). Overnight stay in Pokhara.

Day 3: Drive from Pokhara to Ghandruk (1960m/6430ft), 3 Hrs

3 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

After an early breakfast, you’ll head to Ghandruk from Pokhara. First, you’ll drive to Nayapul that is 45 km away and dive takes around one and a half hours. From Nayapul, you’ll start your trek towards Ghandruk. You trek through the muddy trail at the beginning and descend gradually. Then, you'll take the trail along the Modi River and cross several swing bridges to reach Ghandruk. Ghandruk is one of the biggest Gurung villages in the country and is known for a unique display of Gurung culture. You also get nice views of snowcapped mountains from Ghandruk. Overnight stay in Ghandruk.

Day 4: Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani (2630m/8629ft), 3 hours

3 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Next day, you can visit the Gurung museum in and monastery with panoramic views of mountains. Then, you start your trek towards Tadapani and trek through deep rhododendron forests and reach a place called Bhaisi Kharka. You’ll rest there and have lunch. After lunch, you head uphill with nice views of the Annapurna range. After the walk with beautiful views, you’ll reach Tadapani. Overnight stay in Tadapani.

Day 5: Trek from Tadapani to Dobato (3420m/11220ft), 5 hours

5 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Further, you head to Dobato from Tadapani. You'll leave the trail leading to Annapurna Base camp and head to least traveled trail towards Dobato. You’ll come across many beautiful traditional villages with rich culture. During the trek, you can see the incredible scenery of the snowcapped mountains and also get to explore the beautiful villages and learn about their lifestyle and cultures. After a gradual ascent through forests and villages, you’ll reach Dobato. Overnight stay in Dobato.

Day 6: Trek from Dobato to Upper Chistibung (3026m/9928ft), 5 Hours

5 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

This day, you’ll trek to the last stop before Khopra Danda, Chistibung. Before heading to Chistibung, you can hike to Muldai viewpoint in the early morning to view the sunrise. You reach Bayeli Kharka from where you can get nice sight of the Dhaulagiri range from a close distance. Then, after around three hours of trek, you’ll reach Chistibung which is a small community. Overnight stay in Chistibung.

Day 7: Trek from Upper Chistibung to Khopra Ridge (3640m/11942ft), 4 Hours

4 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Finally, you’ll head to Khopra from Chistibung. The walk is easy but because of the uphill climb, you may get tired fast. This day’s trek is short so you can take rest more frequently. You may be able to witness the wild goat and Danphe- the national bird of Nepal, on the way to Khopra. Upon the arrival to Khopra ridge, you’ll be able to view Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri ranges from a close distance. Overnight stay in Khopra.

Day 8: Khopra Exploration and Rest

Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

This day you’ll explore the Khopra area and hike to Khayer Lake. The hike is exhausting but the beauty of the lake is worth the effort. You can visit the Brahma temple and see the beautiful view of snowcapped mountains in the Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri ranges. You’ll return after lunch and you can also visit the near settlements and learn the lifestyle and culture of the people living in those communities. Overnight stay in Khopra.

Day 9: Trek from Khopra Danda to Swanta (2200m/7218ft), 6 Hours

6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

You’ll have breakfast and then watching the panoramic view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, you head towards Swanta. You descend towards Chistibung at the beginning and then rest for a time being. Next, you head through the trail that goes up and then down in an instant, which takes you to Swanta. Swanta is a beautiful Magar village but it is less popular. Overnight stay in Swanta.

Day 10: Trek from Swanta to Ghorepani (2880m/9449ft) 6 Hours

6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

This day, you head to Ghorepani and the trail is easy. You move further towards Chitre at the beginning through forests of rhododendron and the scent of the flower is sweet. The trail is smooth and there is not much going up and down. After hours of trek, you’ll reach Ghorepani and can rest at a local lodge. Overnight stay in Ghorepani.

Day 11: Morning Hike to Poon Hill (3210m/10531ft) | 1 hour, Trek back to Nayapul 5-6 Hrs, Drive Back to Pokhara (820m/2096ft) | 1 and 30 min

7 hrs
Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast/Lunch

Early morning, you’ll get ready and head to Poon Hill. The hike takes about one hour and you get a nice sunrise view from the top. You also get a magnificent view of Annapurna South (7219m), Nilgiri (7061m), Tukuche (6920m), Dhaulagiri ranges, and many other Himalayas. Then, you'll return to Ghorepani and have breakfast. After breakfast, you trek down to Nayapul via Banthanti, Ulleri, Tikhedhunga, and Birethanti. You’ll drive back to Pokhara from Nayapul. Overnight stay in Pokhara.

Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu (1300m/4265ft) | Farewell Dinner

6-7 hrs
Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast/Farewell Dinner

Next day, you’ll go to Sarangkot for sunrise view and have breakfast. You’ll drive to Kathmandu or can fly back to Kathmandu. If you fly back, you can sightsee in Pokhara or sightsee in Kathmandu after you land in Kathmandu. You’ll have farewell dinner hosted by the Himalaya Land Treks and rest. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 13: Departure

Breakfast

After breakfast and bidding farewell, you’ll drive to Tribhuvan International Airport to attend your scheduled flight. Furthermore, if you are interested in any other tour and trek packages, you can contact us.

Inclusion

  • Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure.
  • Pre trek meeting.
  • 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights 
  • Full day city tour in Kathmandu by a private vehicle.
  • City entrance fees. 
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu travel on a deluxe tourist bus. 
  • 3-star Hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast.
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (Annapurna Conservation permit and TIMS ).
  • Trekking equipment: down-filled sleeping bag, walking poles and a duffel bag.
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and lodging.
  • Private transport Pokhara to Ghandruk. 
  • Private transport Nayapul to Pokhara. 
  • Full meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your choice. 
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies.
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after dinner.
  • Unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water. 
  • Oxi-meter: To check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation.
  • All mountain accommodation (Soft, comfort, private room with shared toilet) 
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit
  • All government and local taxes 
  • Souvenir: Himalaya Land treks t-shirt and Trekking Route map 
  • Farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.

Exclusion

  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • The cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Hot showers, Wi-Fi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst on trekking).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Tip for guide, porter, and drivers.
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Check List

  • Health Requirement arranged 
  • Money:  Cash/Credit Card 
  • Down Sleeping bag provided by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu 
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea.
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat, Sunhat/bandana,  Scarf, Sunglass, Gloves - wool or fleeced and gore-tex
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu)
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months
  • T-Shirts 3 or 4
  • Shirt - Long Sleeved
  • Reading/ writing materials
  • Thermals Upper and lower  
  • Extra warm clothing during winter ( December to March) 
     

Fixed Departure Dates

We will easily organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date

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