Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Tourist Bus & Private Vehicle
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Pokhara Hotel & Teahouse
  • Group Size: 16
  • Max Elevation: Khopra Ridge (3660m)

Highlights

  • A lovely bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back. 
  • Trek through villages that are set against a backdrop of towering mountains.
  • Learn the Gurung culture in the biggest Gurung village of Annapurna region- Ghandruk.
  • Delightful mountain views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range from Khopra Danda
  • Trek to the holy Khayer Lake.
  • Trek through lush rhododendron forests of ACAP region.
  • Explore the flora and fauna of the Annapurna region.

Description

The Khopra danda trekking trail is one of the relatively new trekking routes in the Annapurna region. The trekking trail to Khopra Danda is also connected with Annapurna Base Camp trail. In the Khopra Danda trek organized by Mount Mania, you will also trek to Khayer Lake (Tal).

All in all, this trek lasts for 13 days. First, you will go to Pokhara in a scenic bus ride along the hills that surround the Kathmandu valley alongside Marsyangdi and Trishuli river. From Pokhara, you will again drive up to Nayapul and then start your trek. 

After trekking to various picturesque villages of the Annapurna region like Ghandruk, Tadapani, and Chistibung, you will get to Khopra ride. Along the way, you will trek through dense rhododendron forests where you might be able to see various animals and birds like Himalayan Thar and Lophophorus. 

Khopra Danda (Hill) offers some of the best panoramic views of the Himalayas of the Annapurna region. These include mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna (I, II, III, and south), Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal and Nilgiri. 

From Khopra Hill, you will trek uphill to get to Khayer Lake. This holy lake of the Hindus lies at an altitude of 4827 meters. The lake area also has some Hindu as well as Buddhist shrines. This gives you an insight into the amazing religious diversity as well as tolerance in Nepal. 

Khayer Lake is an off-the-beaten-path trekking destination in Nepal. As a result, the trekking trails are quite fresh and the landscape is also authentic. Further, the amazing hospitality of the people in the Khayer Lake region is also something that every trekker should look forward to.

After an excursion to Khopra ridge and Khayer Lake, you will make your descent to Nayapul after trekking past Swanta village and Ulleri. 

You can also trek to Khayer Lake and Khopra Danda while you come for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek or Poon Hill Trek. You can contact Mount Mania easily. We will then be able to customize your trip to Khopra Ridge easily.

A trek to Khopra Ridge by Mount Mania takes you to a unique region and geography as well as wonderful views of the mountains and the lush, green rhododendron forests of the Annapurna region. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Day 2Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Ghandruk
  • Day 3Trek to Tadapani
  • Day 4Trek to Bayeli Kharka
  • Day 5Trek to Upper Chistibung
  • Day 6Trek to Khopra Ridge
  • Day 7Explore Khayer Lake
  • Day 8Trek to Swanta Village (2,200m) 5-6 hours
  • Day 9Trek to Ulleri
  • Day 10Trek to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 11Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

What to Expect

  • Airport Pickup and Drop
  • Teahouse Accommodation during the trek
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Round Trip Tourist Bus Ticket (Kathmandu and Pokhara)
  • Hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast (Twin Sharing)
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide with Food & Accommodation, Insurance, and Transportation
  • All Trekking Permits (ACAP and TIMS Card)
  • Daily seasonal fresh fruits after dinner 
  • A first aid kit carried by the guide (Oximeter to measure your oxygen and pulse in high altitude) 
  • All Government and Local taxes
  • International Flight Ticket and Nepalese Visa Fee
  • Hotel & Meals in Kathmandu
  • Meals in Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (WiFi, Phone calls, Laundry, Bar bills, Battery Recharge, Water, Shower, and Tea / Coffee)
  • Other costs not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tips for Guides, Porters, and Drivers

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
27 Oct, 2019 - 06 Nov, 2019AvailableUS$650

Useful Information

Khopra Danda Trek Difficulty 

Khopra Danda trek is a moderately difficult trek. 

The total length of the Khopra Danda Trek is 13 days. As you will trek to an altitude of more than 4000 meters, you will have to prepare to keep altitude sickness away.

You will also encounter some steep uphills during this trek, especially when you trek up to Khayer Lake. So you will need a physical preparation of around a couple of months before coming to this trek. 

There are various ways of preparing for this trek. These include running, cycling, jogging, strength training, etc. 

Best Time for Khopra Danda Trek

The best time to complete the Khopra Danda Trek are the seasons of Autumn (September, October, and November) and  Spring (March, April, and May). 

The temperature of the Annapurna region during the autumn and spring seasons are quite pleasant. The views of the various mountains from different villages and lodges during your trek are also really pleasant in these seasons. 

As this trek takes you to an altitude of more than 4500 meters during this trek, it can get quite cold in the winter season (December, January, and February). So you should pack well in the winter season to keep the cold away. 

If you want to do the summer trek (June, July, and August) to Khopra Danda, you will need good trekking equipment. This includes sturdy trekking boots, raincoats, and umbrellas. All of these will make the summer trek to Khopra Danda easier as it will help you to deal with the monsoon of this season.