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Khopra Danda Trek

Khopra Danda Trek

Annapurna Region
Khopra danda
Khayer lake khopra ridge
khopra ridge
Khopra danda
Khopra danda

Trip Facts

Duration : 9 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


Start From

All price inclusive
$ 750 $ 650
USD per person

Group Price

No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $ 750
2 Paxes $650
2-4 Paxes $630
4-6 Paxes $600
6-10 Paxes $570
10-15 Paxes $540
15+Paxes $540

Number of Travellers


Khayer Lake Khopra danda Trek 9 days package Itinerary 

Khopra Danda Trek, also recognized as Khopra Ridge Trek, stands as a hidden gem within the Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek is gaining popularity steadily, known for its remote and off-the-beaten-path experience, providing breathtaking views of the Annapurna mountain ranges.

The Khopra Danda Trek offers a magnificent eco-friendly nature alternative trek between Annapurna Base Camp and the Jomsom-Muktinath Trek trail. 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.

The Khopra Danda trek itinerary usually takes about 9-12 days, depending on the route and starting point. The trek starts from Nayapul and passes through several traditional Gurung and Magar villages, forests, and rhododendron forests. One of the highlights of the trek is visiting Khayer Lake, a high-altitude lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains.

Day excursion from Khopra Danda to Khayer Lake

Khayer Lake is one of the sacred lakes that lie behind Annapurna II. Khayer Lake is a memorable adventure day trip from Khopra Danda trek. Kayaker Lake is at 4500 meters above sea level, one of the most scenic, blue-color lakes at the foot of Annapurna South, and the main attraction of this trek. When hiking to Khayer Lake from Khopradanda, the journey required a six to seven-hour hike, up and down, and bringing a packed lunch and water.

The Khopra Ridge Hotel is the starting point of the Khayer Lake day hike, which is quite challenging. You will pass waterfalls, snowlands, and drylands on your way to Holy Khayer Lake. The lake is surrounded by peaks and glaciers, Trekkers often hike to Khayer Lake to see the Himalayan Range and Lake. There is a small temple dedicated to Khayer Barahai at Khayer Lake. There are pilgrimage activities there for the Magar and Hindu communities. During the Janai Purnima, many Hindu devotees come here to receive blessings. On the way, you can see shepherds in the brown and barren landscape. Shepherds also sacrifice sheep at the Baraha Temple.

The best time to visit Khayer Lake day hike from the Khopra Danda is during the spring and autumn seasons, when the weather is dry and clear, and the views are at their best. The trek is considered to be a moderate trek, suitable for trekkers with some previous trekking experience.

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 the 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’s worth mentioning that the meals at Khopra Danda Trek (Khayer Lake) are sourced organically from local villages, though the menu might be less diverse compared to those at Annapurna Base Camp and Ghorepani. Hostels freshly prepare meals upon order, encompassing breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Physical Conditions

The Khopra Danda trek 9-day itinerary package 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

The ideal trekking seasons for the Khopra Danda Trek are September, October, and November (autumn), as well as March, April, and May (spring). However, during peak seasons, such as these, occasional accommodation issues may arise due to a shortage of tea houses.

What will the weather be like?

The weather for the Khopra Danda Ridge area 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 Khopra Danda Trek begins with a one-hour ride from Pokhara to Nayapul, 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, bamboo, and lush vegetation after Tadapani

Nepal wilderness Trekking leads at a competitive cost 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.

Overall, The Khopra Danda trek offers a fantastic opportunity for travelers seeking to immerse themselves in the breathtaking natural scenery of the Annapurna region, away from the hustle and bustle of crowds. With Nepal Wilderness Trekking leading the way at an affordable price, it’s an ideal journey to delve into the richness of traditional Nepalese culture and lifestyle.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive to Nayapul in approximately 4-5 hours and commence trek to Ghandruk (1960 meters) - approximately 5 hours of trekking. Stay overnight in a lodge.
  • Day 02: Trek to Tadapani (2610 meters) with a 3-4 hours walk. Stay overnight in the lodge.
  • Day 03: Trek to Dobato (3350 meters) with 5-6 hours of walking. Stay overnight in the lodge.
  • Day 04: Visit Muldai Viewpoint (3,637m/11,930ft) and Trek to Chistibung (3000 meters) with 4-5 hours of walking. Stay overnight in the lodge.
  • Day 05: Trek to Khopra Danda (4020 meters) with 4-6 hours of walking. Stay overnight in the lodge.
  • Day 06: Hike up to Khayer Lake (4827 meters), explore, and stay overnight in the lodge.
  • Day 07: Trek back to Swanta (2270 meters) in approximately 5 hours. Stay overnight in the lodge.
  • Day 08: Trek back to Ghorepani (2834 meters) with 4-6 hours of walking. Stay overnight in the lodge.
  • Day 09: Trek back to Nayapul (1070 meters) and 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.
  • Experienced English-speaking trekking guide licensed by the government, familiar with the area.
  • One porter for every two to three participants. (Note: An additional cost applies for solo clients requiring a porter.)
  • 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 are 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.

Trip Map

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