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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.
The trek begins from the beautiful lake city Pokhara, which is obviously known as a gateway to all the trekking routes in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Then following the trail via Nayapul and Tikedhunga, we will head towards the famous viewpoint and tourist hub, Ghorepani Poon Hill. Passing by rhododendron and pine forests with a moderate hike and exploring more about floras and faunas in the Annapurna Conservation Area, our journey begins and continues ahead.
Suspension bridges and the adventure and tingling it gives while crossing is admired by most tourists during the trek. The cascading waterfalls and rivers with azure water flowing endlessly are waiting on the track to soothe you. Panoramic views of Annapurna ranges and other peaks including Dhaulagiri I, Gurja, Nilgiri South, Tukuche Peak, Thapa Peak, Dhaulagiri II, Dhaulagiri III, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, Mardi Himal is jaw-dropping during Khopra Danda Trek.
Lifestyle and culture of diverse ethnic groups like Gurung, Magar, Brahmin, Chhetri and Dalits is a major attraction of Khopra Danda Trek. Several small settlements and traditional villages along the trail offer us such remarkable occasions to have a deep insight about the lifestyle, traditions, foods, festivals and many more. Imagine sighting wonderous sceneries from an insightful local village and getting rejoiced during the trek.
The most prominent aspect of Khopra Danda Trek is a hike up to Khayer lake after we ultimately set our feet at Khopra Danda. Khayer Lake is a pristine lake at a maximum altitude of 4,660m/15,285ft offering mind-blowing sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayas. A walk up to there will give you a proper experience of jungle walk mingling with flora, faunas and the very best of nature.
Without any boundaries of time-frame, age limit, profession or hobbies; Khopra Danda Trek can be joined any time around the year by anyone interested in having a remarkable experience for the lifetime. However, it is a matter of a fact that Khopra Danda Trek is best from March to May of Spring season. It is because of the vivid weather and blossoming of Rhododendron flower and other vegetations abundantly along the trail. Whereas, from September to November of Autumn season is considered as the best time-frame to embark on this trek for unhindered panoramic views of Himalayas.
Nepal Mountain Trekkers have been organizing the Khopra Danda Trek for decades and with our guides and other trekking staffs being locals of the routes, our clients are very much satisfied with our additional effort to make the experience extraordinary. If you would like to utilize your leisure time or want some refreshment, contact us today to book this trip and we assure you that it would be the best ever travelling experience of your life.
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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