Khopra Danda Trek

Khopra Danda Trek
Activity
Trekking
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Easy To Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    4660m Khayer Lake
  • Group Size
    Min. 1 Pax. 
  • Meals
    B.L.D 
  • Accommodation
    Hotels/Teahouses 
  • Best Time
    March - May and Sept - Dec. 
Featured Trip
All Inclusive Price: $990USD

Trip Overview

Are you looking for a short yet exciting excursion near the Annapurna Region? Then, the Khopra Danda Trek is a great choice! The trail takes trekkers away from the busyness of Annapurna Base Camp and to a part of the country that most people do not have the privilege of experiencing. In addition to incredible peacefulness, this trek is best known for its clear views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Nilgiri, Fang, and more.

This 11-day trek, with a maximum altitude of 4660 meters (Khayer Lake, which is an optional hike), takes travelers to an incredible viewpoint overlooking the Kali Gandaki Gorge. The trail consists of rare wildlife and flora, including Nepal’s national flower, the rhododendron. Dense forests, rushing rivers, and snow-covered mountain peaks make each day of walking extraordinarily enjoyable.

Highlights of the Khopra Danda Trek 

  • A breathtaking panoramic view of the Annapurna Range and other peaks
  • Crimson rhododendron blossoms in the spring season
  • Discover the Ghandruk Village and visit the Gurung museum
  • Diverse forests filled with a variety of plant and animal life
  • The reflection of Machhapuchre on Phewa Lake in Pokhara
  • An incredible view of Mount Dhaulagiri from Bayeli Kharka and Dobato
  • Walk through meadows used for grazing
  • Learn about how herders live in the mountains
  • A chance to see the colorful Himalayan Monal, Nepal’s national bird
  • Take in the hilly landscape dotted with traditional houses, and terraced farmland with the incredible Himalayas in the background
  • Indulge in local delicacies only found in the community of Khopra
  • Enjoy learning about the culture and way of life in rural Nepal

Trip Grade

The 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 4660 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 embark on the Khopra Danda trek is in the 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 Trekking Routes

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

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.

For those looking for a short trek with quiet trails in the Annapurna Region, we highly recommend Khopra Danda, as it is a truly unique experience with breathtaking views of one of the most famous mountain ranges. We are here to help you plan your trek and ensure you have the most enjoyable experience possible while traveling through Nepal

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive At Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

Day 02: Fly to Pokhara, 30 Minutes, then to Ghandruk (1,940m/6,360ft) Duration: 3 Hours

Day 03: Ghandruk to Tadapani (2,590m), Duration: 4 Hours

Day 04: Tadapani to Dobato/Bayerka Kharka (3,420m) Duration: 5 - 6 Hours

Day 05: Trek to  Upper Chistibung (2,975m) Duration: 4 Hours

Day 06: Upper Chistibung to Khopra Ridge (3,660m), Duration: 3 Hours

Day 07:  Visit to Kaire/Khayer Lake from Khopra Ridge (4660m) Duration: 8-9 Hours

Day 08: Trek To Swanta Village (2,200m) Duration: 5 Hours

Day 09: Trek to Ulleri (2,050m) Duration: 5 – 6 Hours, then Drive to Pokhara, for  2-3 Hours

Day 10: Pokhara To Kathmandu Flight

Day 11: Farewell/Departure

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, down jacket, and sleeping bag during the trek
  • 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: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • All kinds of cold drinks, e.g., water, coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver

Cost & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

Rachel and MeganUSA

We had an unbelievable adventure completing the Mardi Himal Trek in January 2023. Our guide Rajendra (Raj), and porter Rajesh  were professional, fun, energetic, and knowledgeable about not only the trek we were on but about many others in the area.

Tamar NitzanUSA

I'm so happy I went with Nepal Hiking Team. From the moment I arrived at the hotel, I knew I made the right choice. The hotel was in a great area. Bars, restaurants, clubs, shops were all within a 10 minute or less walk from the hotel.

I was doing

LachlanAustralia

I completed the 14 day Annapurna Circuit early December 2022, thank you so much to Surya and Rabin, who both went out of their way to make this trip, that I'd been planning so long,and  memorable. They were always checking in with me during the hike

Rick BelliveauPortland Oregon USA

Namaste! I highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team for your trekking adventure in the beautiful Himalayan Mountains of Nepal. This was my first trip to Nepal and additionally my first ever muli-day trek. Annapurna Base Camp Trek became a dream of mine about

JulesSydney, Australia

Posted on Nov 22 | Trip Advisor Review

We completed the 15-day Manaslu Circuit trek with Nepal Hiking Team in late November 2022.

The scenery of the Manaslu region is stunning and far more beautiful than we had imagined. The weather was excellent!