Khopra Danda Trek - 12 Days

Hiking, Trekking, Sightseeing, Sunrise and Sunset Views, Cultural Insight, Food and Cuisine, Meditation Tour, Honeymoon Tour, Family Tour, Solo Trekking, Home-stay Tour and many more
Country
Region
Activity
Group size
1-15
Duration
12 Days Days
Mode
Tea-House/Lodge
Max-Altitude
4,660m/15,285ft
Daily Walking
5-6hrs
Grade
3
Culture
Magar, Gurung, Kshetri, Mixed Culture
Best season
Autumn and Spring
Best season
Autumn and Spring

Khopra Danda Trek, Khopra Ridge Trek or Khayer Lake Trek, whatever the name is, the trek is the same. Khopra Danda Trek is a recently popularized trekking experience in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Routes of this excursion are least explored by the tourists but people who have been to the famous Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek must have heard about it once. Nepal Mountain Trekkers have designed the package in such a way that one can get the taste of so many treks within this single journey.

1. Arrival in Kathmandu (1,365m/4,480ft)

  • Meals:Lunch / Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Thamel

Highlights:

  • Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Evening Walk at Thamel

2. Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

  • Duration:Half Day (Around 40Km)
  • Meals:Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Thamel
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Boudhanath
  • Pashupatinath

Highlights:

  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Introduction with group members and trekking crew
  • Equipment checking and briefing about the trek

3. Kathmandu to Pokhara(830m/2,725ft)

  • Duration:5-6hrs Drive(200km)
  • Meals:Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Kathmandu
  • Dhading
  • Muglin
  • Damauli
  • Pokhara

Highlights:

  • Scenic Drive
  • Walk to Lakeside
  • Trishuli River View
  • Preparation for the trek

4. Pokhara – Nayapul - Tikhedhunga (1,540 m/ 5,052 ft)

  • Duration:One and half hrs drive (44km) and 4-5hrs walk (8-9km)
  • Meals:Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Ascend:440m/1,443ft

  • Pokhara
  • Nayapul
  • Sudhame
  • Hiley
  • Tikhedhunga

Highlights:

  • Landscape
  • Lifestyle
  • Culture
  • Nature
  • Adventure
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Waterfall
  • Donkeys and Monkeys

5. Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani(2,840m/9,318ft)

  • Duration:7-8hrs(11km walk)
  • Meals:Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:1,300m/4,265ft

  • Tikhedhunga
  • Ulleri
  • Banthanti
  • Nange Thanti
  • Ghorepani

Highlights:

  • Bushes
  • Rhododendron Forests
  • Mountain Sceneries
  • Hiking
  • Lifestyle and Culture
  • Jungle Walk
  • Sunset View

6. Ghorepani – Chistibung(2,950m/9,680ft)

  • Duration:4-5hrs (8-9Km walk)
  • Meals:Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/ Hotel
  • Descend:400m/1,315ft
  • Ascend:120m/394ft

  • Sunrise View from Poon Hill
  • Panoramic View of Annapurna Range
  • Rhododendron Forest
  • Pine Forest
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Adventure
  • Prayer Flag
  • Jungle Walk
  • Terraced Fields
  • Lifestyle and Culture of Locals

Highlights:

  • Poon Hill
  • Chitre
  • Chistibung

7. Chistibung – Khopra Ridge(3,660m/12,010ft)

  • Duration:4hrs (7-8Km walk)
  • Meals:Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/ Hotel
  • Ascend:710m/2,330ft

  • Chistibung
  • Khopra Ridge

Highlights:

  • Jungle Walk
  • Lifestyle and Culture of Locals
  • Suspension Bridges
  • Prayer Flags
  • Rhododendron Forest
  • Walk above tree-line
  • One of the best and nearest Viewpoint for Annapurna I
  • Kaligandaki Valley

8. Day Hike to Khayer Lake (4,660m/15,285ft)

  • Duration:7-8hrs (13-14Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/ Hotel
  • Ascend:1000m/3,280ft
  • Descend:1000m/3,280ft

  • Khopra Ridge
  • Khayer Lake
  • Khopra

Highlights:

  • Sunrise View from Khayer Lake
  • Massive Mountain View including Annapurna I
  • Jungle Walk
  • Nature
  • Waterfall
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Yaks and wild animals

9. Khopra Ridge – Tatopani(1,100m/3,610ft)

  • Duration:7-8hrs (13-14Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/ Hotel
  • Descend:1,850m/6,070ft

  • Khopra Ridge
  • Khopra Gaun
  • Dana
  • Tatopani

Highlights:

  • Terraced Field
  • Lifestyle and Culture of Locals
  • Suspension Bridges
  • Change in Atmosphere
  • Natural Hot Spring in Tatopani

10. Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara

  • Duration:4-5hrs (105Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/ Hotel

  • Tatopani
  • Galeshwar
  • Beni
  • Baglung
  • Kushma
  • Pokhara

Highlights:

  • Scenic Drive
  • Terraced Field
  • Lifestyle and Culture of Locals
  • Kaligandaki River View
  • Lake View
  • Boating in Phewa Lake
  • Monuments Visit

11. Pokhara to Kathmandu |Farewell Dinner

  • Duration:6 hrs (200 KM)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicles
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Pokhara
  • Muglin
  • Kurintar
  • Malekhu
  • Dhading
  • Kathmandu

Highlights:

  • Scenic Drive
  • Riverside Spring Resort
  • Nepali Cultural Restaurant
  • Music
  • Dinner

12. Departure Day

COST INCLUDES

  • Airport Pickup and drop service
  • Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Horizon Kathmandu or Similar Standard)
  • Hotel in Pokhara
  • All lodging and foods during the trek (B, L, D included)
  • Transportation costs(Drive): Comfortable Tourist Bus (Kathmandu – Pokhara- Kathmandu) with other driving fares(Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara).
  • Professionally trained and highly experienced English speaking trekking guide with the license from Nepal Government  and porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 kg) along with their salary, lodging, foods and insurance
  • Trekking permits: TIMS card and Annapurna Conservation Area(ACAP) fees
  • Trekking gears like sleeping bags and down jacket made available on rent
  • T-shirt of Nepal Mountain Trekkers, Duffel bag and Trekking Map
  • Rescue Arrangement Service
  • First aid medical box
  • All Government Taxes(13% VAT) and 10% Service Charge
  • Farewell Dinner

COST EXCLUDE

  • Visa fee to enter Nepal (Visa Information)
  • International flight tickets
  • Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu due to any change in the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel insurance/ Rescue operation costs
  • All personal expenses (Laundries, Electric accessories, Internet, and so on)
  • All Soft Drinks and Alcoholic Beverages
  • Tips for guide and porters

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The trail is partially busy because most of the trekkers are trekking there only in the season time. 

Well, the tip for guide and other trekking staffs like porters and drivers is not mandatory but since they contribute their time apart from family to make you enjoy the best of your trip ensuring your safety and satisfaction, we recommend you to contribute some amount of tip for them. In Nepal, it is practised that 10% of the total amount you pay for your trek and tour is contributed as a tip.

 

ATMs and credit cards are accessible only on the major cities of Nepal, so during your Khopra Danda Trek, you can use ATMs and credit cards only while you are on Kathmandu or Pokhara.
 

The chances of getting altitude sickness during Khopra Danda trek is comparatively lower since you won't be hiking up to a higher altitude. And with proper acclimatization and guidance from the trekking staffs, you will even lower the probability of altitude sickness during the trek. 

Yes, you will need a special permit for Khopra Danda Trek because of its existence within the Annapurna Conservation Area, you would need to request for Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).

The earthquake of 2015 had an adverse effect on the trekking trails and the local inhabitants back then but now after the patience and positive attitude of the people along with their effort and collaboration from several donors, the trails are totally recovered and fine for trekking again. Though the lifestyle of people is somehow still lagged behind in some reasons because of trekkers and their contributions, they’ve got a light of hope that they will rise again.

Though it is not compulsory to take a guide with you but if you are trekking for the first time with a purpose of exploring the best of Khopra Danda Trek and each aspect of this trek, then a highly experienced and licensed guide is the most to instruct you, help you explore as well as to take care of you.

Yes, you can certainly get access to WiFi in lodges and also mobile data during Khopra Trek for the Internet and to communicate with your friends and family.

Nepal Mountain Trekkers is a travel agency formed with the involvement of highly experienced and professional trekkers with an experience of more than 2 decades in trekking in the Himalayas. Moreover, we do have staffs from all the special parts of the country to provide you with the proper and adequate information and make you enjoy the best of your trip. In our years of experience, none of our clients had any complaint or dissatisfaction from our company and till now all our previous clients highly recommend our team to their friends and family which is the reason behind our dedication and diligence. Once you trek with our team, you will surely think of visiting Nepal time and again with us as our other clients.

In the case of emergency, our highly experienced and determined trekking staffs and guides who are the inhabitants of this region and are professional in these fields would guide you with the best instruction according to the situation. They are well aware of every kind of risks and the solutions and they would be in touch with the company along with your trekking session, so there is no reason to worry about, just enjoy the trek.

The best time to go for Khopra Danda Trek would be autumn or spring because the weather would be clear and the sceneries are vivid under the clear blue sky and lush greenery everywhere. Moreover, the blooming of rhododendron forest and other herbs and vegetations would be the major attraction of being there during autumn and spring as well it will reduce the risk of natural calamities and blockades from snowfalls.

During Khopra Danda Trek, you would be staying overnight at tea-houses or lodges and you will be served with traditional Nepali dishes like Dal-Bhat. Or if you wish to spend overnight in tent-camps or home-stays, then such accommodations could also be arranged. And while you would be on Kathmandu and Pokhara, you can stay overnight at hotel with the standard of your choice.

Without any doubt, yes you can customize and personalize the trek duration of trek itinerary of Khopra Danda Trek so as to meet your requirements.

Since the trail of this trekking is mostly rural, the drinking water available during this trek would be tap water, well water or hand pumps and should be purified prior to drinking them. Hence, you should buy bottle waters or should have a water purifying pills or any other equipment to ensure drinking safe water.

Of course, since Khopra Danda Trek is one of the most accessible treks and very popular among the trekkers, one can go for solo trekking without any worries. Because the people in there are very friendly and co-operative and you can also meet other trekkers along the way so that there won’t be any risk for solo trekkers or solo female trekkers to go for Khopra Danda Trek. Furthermore, our trekking staffs(guides) are highly experienced and dedicated to their job, so our company will be fully responsible for that note.

Khopra Danda Trek is moderate trekking which doesn’t even require any past experience but it is recommended to have a good physical fitness and health check-up before making your way to Khopra Danda Trek to reduce the health risks.

Khopra Danda Trek is newly introduced short and delightful off the beaten excursion of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek at Annapurna Region of Nepal. Khopra danda trek offers excellent panoramic views of Annapurna Himalayan range including Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchreand other neighbouring peaks. Cultural exploration is another major highlight of this short and easy trekking.

Generally, Khopra Danda Trek is about two weeks long but you can customize/personalize the trekking days and the itinerary according to your requirement with Nepal Mountain Trekkers.

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