Khopra Danda Trek

Khopra Danda Trek
At a Glance
  • Trip Duration14 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max. Altitude khopra Danda (3,660m), Khayer Lake 4600m
  • Starts at Nayapul 1.5 hr drive from Pokhara.
  • Ends at Nayapul 1.5 hr drive from Pokhara.
  • Activities Trekking
  • Best Time Autumn (Sep-Nov) and Spring (Mar-May)
  • Complete Spectacular Annapurna (8,091m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167m) Range as well as Machhapuchhre
  • Rhododendron Paradise forests-National flowers
  • Gurung and Magar Culture
  • Rocky Mountain landscape and Trek on stone paved trail, ancient Monastery, waterfalls
  • Visit Best Model Gurung Village and old tradition Gurung Museum
  • Less Touristic Trek and Community life style
  • Adventurous highest Point Khayer Lake 4600m

Khopra Danda Trek trail is one of the newly open trekking routes in Annapurna region. Khopra danda trekking trek is sitauted south of the most popular Trek Annapurna Base camp Trek. Khopra danda Trek is also called Community trek which is connected with Annapurna base camp and walking route separated from Tadapani to Khopra Hill or you can say Khayer Lake (Tal) treks path too. You pass through Rhododendron forest, Himalayan Bamboo magnificent of Himalayan panorama which includes Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, Annapurna 8091m (I, II, III and south), Hiunchuli, Machhauchhare, Lamjung Himal and Nilgiri, every year very few people know about this trekking trail, it is perfect for those who want walk non touristic trekking route in Annapurna region,also Ghorepani Poon Hill provides you 360 Degree sunrise views of Panoramic Himalaya and Ghandruk is a charismatic village which is adorned by vibrant Buddhist monasteries and houses made by slate and stones.
A1 Excursion Adventure offers you 14 days Khopra Danda Trek combines Annapurna Base Camp trek or Just Khopra Danda Community Trek with popular route map and trek itinerary as well as cost detail. A1 Excursion Adventure always make a tailor-made trip for you. We, A1 Excursion Adventure look forward to guide you the popular Khopra Danda Trek for a life time memory.

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From Tribhuban International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon you will invite to visit our office for briefing about the each day program. Today you will receive your Annapurna Conservation Permits and TIMS.

    Early in the morning after having breakfast you will start a scenic drive to the beautiful city of Pokhara and transfer your hotel. Afternoon if time permits boating in Phewa lake and visit Barahi temple situated in Center of Phewa Lake, also side trip around lakeside.

      After having breakfast early in the morning with a half an hour drive to Nayapul and you will start your trek to Tikhedhunga. At a 20minutes walk from Nayapul you will reach to Birethati, here you have to show your trekking permit and TIMS in the National Park Office. After a short stops, and trail slightly goes Tikhedhunga via Burundi Khola, village of Sudame, Mathathati Hille and finally crossing many beautifully settled hamlets and reach to Tikhedhunga.

        After breakfast the trail slightly drops to Bank of the small river. From here 2 hour climbs uphill to Magar and Gurung settlement village of Ulleri, which is beautiful village placed in the middle of forest from where you can witness the magnificent Annapurna south and other snowy peaks and walking path dead you through Rhododendron forest to Ghorepani via Nanggethati overnight at lodge

          Early in the morning you climb to Poon hill to witness the enthralling vista of sunrise with Mt Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Machhauchhare, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri and Annapurna South in the rear view and hike back to Ghorepani, breakfast. The trail leads about five hours to reach the beautiful village of Tadapani 2660m overnight at lodge.

            The first 2½ hour was a gentle walk through beautiful Rhododendron forest. We can see a lot of Primula. After 65 min. more walk and 4-5 small climbs we reached a little pass and 5 min. later a chautara (rest place). Short after the chautara there was a sign to Khopra on our left hand. About here someone has made a tea stop, if it is open. Up to the left there is a praying flag. It is the trail to Deurali. Walk 15 min. up here, and there is a great viewpoint. Now it became hard. It was only a small trail high up on the mountainside, so be careful. Some parts very gentle around the mountainside and some parts were very steep up. After almost one hour we reached the top, and short after we started to go down, we saw the lodge at Baili Kharka. They are planning to make the last part of this trail better.

              From Baili Kharka we could see down at the lodge in Chistibang. Today we walk through some very nice forests with old big trees, not to be seen in Nepal very often. From Chistibang it takes about two hours to reach the top. It was steep up. On the top we could see beautiful: Rhododendron, Dhaulagiri, Tukhuche Peak, Damphus Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna 1, Annapurna South and deep down Sikha. It is like a fairytale. 15. Min after the top we will reach at the lodge.

                From Khopra Ridge it is possible to walk to a lake (4300). It takes about 5 hours. The trail is steep down on a ridge with irregular stones and stone steps, but mostly ok. It is also a very nice trail with a nature and a view so beautiful, wild and dramatically, that again it is like a fairytale. After 1½ hour we reach a big Ridge, and from there the trail was no longer a problem. But now we became a very nice view to the Hillsides of Nepal. After two more hours we reach the nice little village of Paudwar, where not many other tourists are coming. Besides the school there is little local hotel. It is basic, and the food is basic. But it is a nice place to stay with a clean toilet and a clean bathroom, and the people are very friendly.

                  After having breakfast trek to Swanta it takes about 3 hours to get Swanta and overnight at Lodge.

                    Today we trek to Baili Kharkha from Swanta. Swanta - Chistibang 3 hours and Chistibang to Baili Kharka 3 hours walk and overnight at the teahouse.

                      After having breakfast trek to Tadapani it takes approximatly 6 hours to reach Tadapani and overnight at Tadapani.

                        The trails slightly go downhill from Tadapani to Bhaise Kharka where you can find some tea house and quick break for tea, coffee and With 2 hours of downhill walk from here you will reach Ghandruk2090m. Here, trekkers are blessed with closest views of Annapurna and Machhauchhare. Celebrate your trekking with Gurung culture and traditions. After lunch the trail leads you downhill for about three hours; the trail has some small tea house. Prolong your walk to reach Birethati. With a half an hour walk arrive to Nayapul with private transport drive back to Pokhara

                          Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and transfer your hotel, spare time for your family shopping evening celebrate farewell dinner with Nepali Family.

                              Trip Map
                              Khopra Danda Trek map
                              Cost Includes
                              • Airport pick-up and drop-off services
                              • One trekking guide
                              • Porters (one porter carries 25 kilograms of your luggage)
                              • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
                              • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek
                              • Sleeping bags and down jackets if required
                              • Entry Permit for Annapurna conservation Area
                              • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
                              • land transportation: Kathmandu to Pokhara by regular T. bus & Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
                              • Transportation form Pokhara to Nayapur and back to Nayapur by private vehicle
                              • One night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast at 2 star standards hotel
                              • Two Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast with double sharing basis.
                              • Insurance and equipments for the guide and porter
                              • First aid kit
                              • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical - --services. For this, it would be better to have your travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost if required.)
                              Cost Excludes
                              • Personal nature expenses
                              • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
                              • Travel insurance
                              • Tips
                              • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
                              • Extra night in Kathmandu and Pokhara
                              Useful Information

                              If the group size is above 12 pax then the leader will be FOC except the Trekking Permit taxes and fight ticket.

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