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    Khopra Danda Trek with Flight to/from Pokhara

    Are you ready to go on this off-beaten trail into the core of the Annapurna? If yes, this Khopra Danda Trek with a flight to/from Pokhara is just for you. Join us at the Nepal Hiking Team and traverse into the hidden jewel of the Annapurna region.

    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      10 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Easy to Moderate
    • Activities
    • Accommodation
    • Meals
    • Max.altitude
    • Group Size
      Min. 2 Pax
    • Best Time
      March - May and Sept - Dec.

    Trip Overview

    Looking for a short yet thrilling escapade around the Annapurna Region? Then search no more because Khopra Danda Trek is what you need! This trek, Khopra Danda, redirects adventurers away from the crowded Annapurna Base Camp into an area that few people have ever been fortunate enough to visit. The  Nepal Khopra Danda expedition is characterized by its calmness and presents breathtaking views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and Nilgiri, among others.

    The trek to Khopra Ridge takes approximately 10-days and attains a maximum altitude of 3,660 meters, whereby it ends up on a stunning hilltop with incredible views of the Kali Gandaki Gorge. Along this trail, you are likely to come across rare species of wildlife and plants such as Nepal’s national flower- rhododendron. Each day walking is full of dense forests, rivers rushing downhill and snow-covered mountain peaks; it is simply awesome.

    Highlights of the Khopra Danda Trek 

    • Admire the astounding panoramic views found within the Annapurna Range and other noble peaks
    • The blossoming of red flowers rhododendrons that are full of life during the spring seasons
    • Go to Ghandruk Village and tour the Gurung museum, which is at the same time.
    • Wander through diverse forests, which are an assortment of plants and animals
    • Observe the beautiful reflection of Machhapuchhre on Phewa Lake in Pokhara
    • Get breath-taking views of the Himalayas from Munde View Point, and this is just one of the many highlights of the Khopra Danda Trek
    • Move along the grassy fields where domestic animals graze on a regular basis.
    • Savor local delicacies unique to the Khopra community.
    • Admire the hilly landscape dotted with traditional houses and terraced farmland, all set against the backdrop of the incredible Himalayas.
    • Immerse yourself in the culture and way of life in rural Nepal.

    Khopra Danda Route Overview 

    Your trip to Khopra Danda begins after you land at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu, the colorful capital of Nepal. One of our contributors from the Nepal Hiking Team will pick you up and ship you to your motel, where they’ll assist you in taking a look. Our participants will short you approximately your itinerary and go to vacation at the lodge. Nothing is planned, so you can rest for your inn or walk around.

    The subsequent day, you’ll take a scenic flight to Pokhara. From the air, you’ll witness the picturesque hills and exquisite mountains. After a few minutes, you’ll attain Pokhara, where you'll take a clean drive up to Kimche, and your hike towards Ghandruk starts. Ghandruk is a stunning little village of the ethnic Gurungs. While in Ghandruk, you can roam around this picturesque village and visit the Gurung Cultural Museum. The town gives breathtaking views of the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Hiuchuli, and many others.

    After Ghandruk, you move toward Tadapani, another fascinating village in tranquil nature. You walk through a small settlement of Deurali and ascend through a forest decorated with rhododendrons. The trek to Tadapani unveils a panoramic view of the untouched beauty.

    Leaving Tadapani, you traverse a lesser-recognized direction via the alright and rhododendron wooded area. On the way, you come across charming settlements, diverse flora, fauna, and plant life. After a quick but steep ascent, you’ll reach Dobato.

    Early the following morning, you hike to the standpoint of Munde, wherein you’ll experience the enthralling sunrise. After viewing the dawn, you move towards Chistibung, where you come across various terrains and ecosystems. After Chistibung, you start your journey towards the Khopra Ridge. Ascending progressively, you’ll reach Khopra Ridge and look at the panoramic vistas of Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and different stages.

    After descending from Khopra Ridge, you’ll pass via Swanta, Ghorepani, and Birethanti villages and drive back to Pokhara. After checking into your hotel in Pokhara, you can walk on the Shore of Fewa Lake or roam across the streets. The subsequent day, you fly lower back to Kathmandu and check-in at your hotel. You can wander around your hotel and discover places to keep or eat. The subsequent day, you’re transported to the airport from your hotel and take a departing flight.

    If you wish to go on this beautiful yet challenging journey of the Khopra Ridge Trek, then the Nepal Hiking Team has the perfect package for you. We have expert guides who can navigate you smoothly through this off-beaten trail and make your trip unforgettable.

    Trip Grade

    The Nepal Khopra Trek is an easy to moderate trek, meaning that most people will be able to complete the trek with little difficulty. The trails are well-marked but do require a decent level of physical fitness. While prior trekking experience is helpful, it is not required for this trek.

    Additionally, the highest elevation of the Khopra Danda Trek is 3660 meters meaning there is a low risk of altitude sickness. Generally, the daily elevation gains and walking hours allow suitable time for acclimatization. We suggest that all travelers plan ahead and partake in physical activity in the months leading up to this trek to ensure it is enjoyable.

    Best Time for Khopra Danda Trek

    The best time to travel on the Khopra Danda trek is spring, fall, or winter. The spring season, which lasts from March through May, offers pleasant weather and magnificent mountain vistas.

    The most popular time for trekking in all of Nepal is autumn, lasting from September to November. This time of year is best known for beautiful weather and clear skies. The winter season is much colder; however, the snow-covered mountains and villages offer views that look like a postcard.

    However, it is important to consider that the snow offers additional challenges with snow-covered trails. We do not suggest attempting the Khorpa Danda Trek in the summer monsoon season. The rainy weather causes muddy terrain, making the trails and roads challenging to travel on.

    Alternative Khopra Trekking Routes

    If you are looking for a similar trekking experience but have limited time, there are several other options to consider.

    Firstly, you can check out the Khopra Ridge Trek, a 12-day trekking package with an extra 2-night stay in Pokhara. Besides this difference, this package follows the same itinerary as the Khopra Danda (10-day package).

    Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek takes only eight days and offers similar views to the Khopra Danda trek.

    Next, the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek takes around 11 days, with a grade of easy to moderate.

    Lastly, Mardi Himal Trek has recently become more popular, taking only nine days. This trek offers some of the most amazing views of the Himalayas.

    If you're seeking a brief hike with serene paths in the Annapurna Region, we highly recommend Khopra Danda. It's an exceptional adventure with stunning views of one of the most well-known mountain ranges. Our team is available to help you organize your trek and guarantee that you have the best possible experience while exploring Nepal.


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    Cost Includes

    • All ground transportation by private vehicle, including airport transfers
    • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • One night’s accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
    • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Round trip flight from Kathmandu – Pokhara and Pokhara – Kathmandu, including departure taxes
    • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
    • One highly experienced, helpful & friendly guide,  porter (a porter between 2 clients)& their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, accidental insurance, etc.
    • Nepal Hiking Team duffle bag
    • Nepal Hiking Team T-shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate
    • A comprehensive first-aid medical kit
    • All require trek permits for the trek.
    • Government taxes & office service charge

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary.'
    • Travel Insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa
    • All kinds of cold drinks, e.g., water, coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver

    Cost and Date

    Start Dates refer to your arrival date in Nepal. End Dates correspond to your return date from Nepal.

    The Khopra Danda Trek with Flight to/from Pokhara set departure dates are tailored for the group joining option. If the -days Khopra Danda Trek with Flight to/from Pokhara departure dates don't fit your schedule, we can include alternative dates that better suit your needs.

    June, 2024