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Khopra Danda Trek

Khopra Danda Trek

Annapurna Region
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Trip Facts

Duration : 10 Days Max-Altitude : 4827m Program Type : Tea House Best Season : Sep-Nov, March-June Per Day Walking : 5/6 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Mode of Travel : Bus,Jeep,Hike
All price inclusive
$ 750 $ 650

Overview

Khopra Danda Trek 10 days Itinerary 

Khopra Danda Trek is a magnificent eco-friendly nature alternative trek between Annapurna Base Camp and the Jomsom-Muktinath Trek trail. Khopra Danda is one of the best Panorama Himalayas Viewpoint Trekking spots in the Annapurna Region, which is connected to a popular trek Annapurna Base Camp and Ghorepani Poon Hill scenery trek. As an alternative to the Poonhill trek, the Khopra trek is the best place to avoid crowds.

Khopra Danda trekking is a newly opened trek by Mahabir Poon, and also is known as the Khopra Ridge trek. Khopra Ridge offers breathtaking views of Mt Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, and Dhampus Peak as well as one of the most spectacular valleys on the Kali Gandaki River can be seen from this trek. Khayer Barahi Temple or Khayer Lake, Narchyang village, Tatopani, and Ghandruk village are the major attractions of this trek.

Day excursion from Khopra Danda

It is a great adventure day trip from Khopra Danda for scenic hikes to Khayer Lake. Kayaker Lake is at 4500 meters above sea level, one of the most beautiful, blue-coloured lakes at the foot of Annapurna South, and the main attraction of this trek. A day hike to Khayer Lake from Khopra Danda takes 6/7 hours, so we need to bring a packed lunch and water to keep from getting hungry.

Khopra Danda accommodations

Swanta, Christibung, and Khopra Danda have 2 to 3 lodges, each lodge has 5 to 7 rooms, and each room has 2 to 4 beds and an excellent heater inside the dining hall. Hence, a group of 6 to 10 people can stay in the same lodge comfortably. However, sometimes, due to large groups or late booking, Nepal Wilderness Trekking (Pvt) has all the lodge phone numbers for Khopra Danda Khayer Lake Trekking route, Swanta, upper Christibung, and Khopra Danda. After we confirm your trip, we call them early and book the rooms.

Khopra Trek Meal Types

It is important to note that the meals at Khopra Danda (Thayer Lake trek) are organic from villages, although less variety menu than those at Annapurna Base Camp and Ghorepani. Hostels prepare fresh meals after orders, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Physical Conditions

Khora Danda trek 10 days itinerary is suitable for beginners to advanced trekkers who can walk at least 5-6 hours per day while carrying a light backpack. For this trip, altitude sickness is extremely rare, but sometimes walking at an Altitude sickness may result in unexpected illness. It would be ideal to walk slowly in a rhythmic manner.

The Best Season

In Khopra Danda Trek, the best trekking seasons are September, October, November (autumn), and March, April, May (spring). During the peak season, sometimes accommodation problems due to a shortage of tea houses at peak season time.

What will the weather be like?

The weather for Khopra Danda Trek is pretty good with clear blue skies in March – April – May, and Sep – October – November. Daytime temperatures would be bright, sunny, and warm with a great view of the Annapurna Range, but early morning and evening temperatures will be very chilly above 3700 to 4,827 meters altitude. September through November. Khopra Danda Trek is best from March to May, the spring season. The rest of the month will have changeable weather since the trek is so close to Pokhara, also known as Cherapunji in Nepal, which receives the most rainfall in Nepal.

Khopra Trek Itinerary

Our journey to Nayapul begins with a one-hour ride from Pokhara; the hiking path takes us through the beautiful Ghandrik village, with its Magar, Gurung, Kami, Damai, and Brahmin hub and their terraced fields. There are thick forests containing pines, oaks, rhododendrons, bamboos, and lush vegetation after Tadapani

Nepal wilderness Trekking leads your Khopra Danda trek with an expert guide and porter team who are familiar with the local area, the weather, and the local people. The guide will pick you up at 7 AM from your hotel in Pokhara and drive to Nayapaul (42 km. 1 hour driving by taxi or by private van. At the end of the trek, your guide will drop you off at your hotel in Pokhara and end your trek.


Khopra Trek Itinerary


Day 01: Drive to Nayapul 1 hour and trek to Ghandruk 1960m


Day 02:  Trek To Tadapani/2610m. 3/4 hours walk 


Day 03: Trek To Dobato/3350m. 5-6 hours walk


Day 04: Trek To Chistibung/3000m. 4-5 hours walk


Day 05: Trek To Khopra Danda/4020m. 4-6 hours walk


Day 06: hike up to Khayer Lake/4827m and explore the day


Day 07: Trek Back to Swanta/2270m. About 5 hours walk


Day 08: Trek Bach To Ghorepani/2834m. 4-6 hours walk


Day 09: Trek back to Birethanti/1080m About 4 hours walk


Day 10: Trek Back to Nayapul/1070m – drive to Pokhara


Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive to Nayapul 1. 45 hours and trek to Ghandruk (1960meters) - 5 hours Stay overnight in a lodge
  • Day 02:  Trek To Tadapani/2610m. 3/4 hours walk. Stay overnight in the lodge
  • Day 03: Trek To Dobato/3350m. 5-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in the lodge
  • Day 04: Trek To Chistibung/3000m. 4-5 hours walk. Stay overnight in the lodge
  • Day 05: Trek To Khopra Danda/4020m. 4-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in the lodge
  • Day 06: hike up to Khayer Lake/4827m and explore and stay overnight in the lodge
  • Day 07: Trek Back to Swanta/2270m. About 5 hours walk. Stay overnight in the lodge
  • Day 08: Trek Bach To Ghorepani/2834m. 4-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in the lodge
  • Day 09: Trek back to Birethanti/1080m About 4 hours walk. Stay overnight in the lodge
  • Day 10: Trek Back to Nayapul/1070m – drive to Pokhara.

Cost Included

  • Pokhara - Nayapul - Pokhara by private vehicle
  • The lodge will be clean and comfortable.
  • We serve tasty Italian, Chinese, Nepalese, Indian, and many other European meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • TIMS card permit and ACAP permit.
  • One English-speaking, government-registered, experienced first-aid trained guide who is friendly and familiar with the area, as well as one porter for every two travellers.
  • Transportation, salaries, insurance, equipment, and food for guides/porters.

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal entry visa fees vary by duration (15 days - $25-30, 30 days
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara before and after our journey
  • Lunch and dinner while in Pokhara,
  • Personal equipment for high and cold temperatures
  • Emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation covered by travel insurance
  • All beverages, Soft and caffeinated table drinks such as coke, beer,
  • Drinking water/mineral water, Dessert, etc. Hot shower, laundry
  • Tip for guide and porter
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.

Reviews

Khopra Danda Trek 10 days Itinerary 

Khopra Danda Trek is a magnificent eco-friendly nature alternative trek between Annapurna Base Camp and the Jomsom-Muktinath Trek trail. Khopra Danda is one of the best Panorama Himalayas Viewpoint Trekking spots in the Annapurna Region, which is connected to a popular trek Annapurna Base Camp and Ghorepani Poon Hill scenery trek. As an alternative to the Poonhill trek, the Khopra trek is the best place to avoid crowds.

Khopra Danda trekking is a newly opened trek by Mahabir Poon, and also is known as the Khopra Ridge trek. Khopra Ridge offers breathtaking views of Mt Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, and Dhampus Peak as well as one of the most spectacular valleys on the Kali Gandaki River can be seen from this trek. Khayer Barahi Temple or Khayer Lake, Narchyang village, Tatopani, and Ghandruk village are the major attractions of this trek.

Day excursion from Khopra Danda

It is a great adventure day trip from Khopra Danda for scenic hikes to Khayer Lake. Kayaker Lake is at 4500 meters above sea level, one of the most beautiful, blue-coloured lakes at the foot of Annapurna South, and the main attraction of this trek. A day hike to Khayer Lake from Khopra Danda takes 6/7 hours, so we need to bring a packed lunch and water to keep from getting hungry.

Khopra Danda accommodations

Swanta, Christibung, and Khopra Danda have 2 to 3 lodges, each lodge has 5 to 7 rooms, and each room has 2 to 4 beds and an excellent heater inside the dining hall. Hence, a group of 6 to 10 people can stay in the same lodge comfortably. However, sometimes, due to large groups or late booking, Nepal Wilderness Trekking (Pvt) has all the lodge phone numbers for Khopra Danda Khayer Lake Trekking route, Swanta, upper Christibung, and Khopra Danda. After we confirm your trip, we call them early and book the rooms.

Khopra Trek Meal Types

It is important to note that the meals at Khopra Danda (Thayer Lake trek) are organic from villages, although less variety menu than those at Annapurna Base Camp and Ghorepani. Hostels prepare fresh meals after orders, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Physical Conditions

Khora Danda trek 10 days itinerary is suitable for beginners to advanced trekkers who can walk at least 5-6 hours per day while carrying a light backpack. For this trip, altitude sickness is extremely rare, but sometimes walking at an Altitude sickness may result in unexpected illness. It would be ideal to walk slowly in a rhythmic manner.

The Best Season

In Khopra Danda Trek, the best trekking seasons are September, October, November (autumn), and March, April, May (spring). During the peak season, sometimes accommodation problems due to a shortage of tea houses at peak season time.

What will the weather be like?

The weather for Khopra Danda Trek is pretty good with clear blue skies in March – April – May, and Sep – October – November. Daytime temperatures would be bright, sunny, and warm with a great view of the Annapurna Range, but early morning and evening temperatures will be very chilly above 3700 to 4,827 meters altitude. September through November. Khopra Danda Trek is best from March to May, the spring season. The rest of the month will have changeable weather since the trek is so close to Pokhara, also known as Cherapunji in Nepal, which receives the most rainfall in Nepal.

Khopra Trek Itinerary

Our journey to Nayapul begins with a one-hour ride from Pokhara; the hiking path takes us through the beautiful Ghandrik village, with its Magar, Gurung, Kami, Damai, and Brahmin hub and their terraced fields. There are thick forests containing pines, oaks, rhododendrons, bamboos, and lush vegetation after Tadapani

Nepal wilderness Trekking leads your Khopra Danda trek with an expert guide and porter team who are familiar with the local area, the weather, and the local people. The guide will pick you up at 7 AM from your hotel in Pokhara and drive to Nayapaul (42 km. 1 hour driving by taxi or by private van. At the end of the trek, your guide will drop you off at your hotel in Pokhara and end your trek.


Khopra Trek Itinerary


Day 01: Drive to Nayapul 1 hour and trek to Ghandruk 1960m


Day 02:  Trek To Tadapani/2610m. 3/4 hours walk 


Day 03: Trek To Dobato/3350m. 5-6 hours walk


Day 04: Trek To Chistibung/3000m. 4-5 hours walk


Day 05: Trek To Khopra Danda/4020m. 4-6 hours walk


Day 06: hike up to Khayer Lake/4827m and explore the day


Day 07: Trek Back to Swanta/2270m. About 5 hours walk


Day 08: Trek Bach To Ghorepani/2834m. 4-6 hours walk


Day 09: Trek back to Birethanti/1080m About 4 hours walk


Day 10: Trek Back to Nayapul/1070m – drive to Pokhara


  • Day 01: Drive to Nayapul 1. 45 hours and trek to Ghandruk (1960meters) - 5 hours Stay overnight in a lodge
  • Day 02:  Trek To Tadapani/2610m. 3/4 hours walk. Stay overnight in the lodge
  • Day 03: Trek To Dobato/3350m. 5-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in the lodge
  • Day 04: Trek To Chistibung/3000m. 4-5 hours walk. Stay overnight in the lodge
  • Day 05: Trek To Khopra Danda/4020m. 4-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in the lodge
  • Day 06: hike up to Khayer Lake/4827m and explore and stay overnight in the lodge
  • Day 07: Trek Back to Swanta/2270m. About 5 hours walk. Stay overnight in the lodge
  • Day 08: Trek Bach To Ghorepani/2834m. 4-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in the lodge
  • Day 09: Trek back to Birethanti/1080m About 4 hours walk. Stay overnight in the lodge
  • Day 10: Trek Back to Nayapul/1070m – drive to Pokhara.

Cost Included

  • Pokhara - Nayapul - Pokhara by private vehicle
  • The lodge will be clean and comfortable.
  • We serve tasty Italian, Chinese, Nepalese, Indian, and many other European meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • TIMS card permit and ACAP permit.
  • One English-speaking, government-registered, experienced first-aid trained guide who is friendly and familiar with the area, as well as one porter for every two travellers.
  • Transportation, salaries, insurance, equipment, and food for guides/porters.

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal entry visa fees vary by duration (15 days - $25-30, 30 days
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara before and after our journey
  • Lunch and dinner while in Pokhara,
  • Personal equipment for high and cold temperatures
  • Emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation covered by travel insurance
  • All beverages, Soft and caffeinated table drinks such as coke, beer,
  • Drinking water/mineral water, Dessert, etc. Hot shower, laundry
  • Tip for guide and porter
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.

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