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Khopra Danda Trek – 11 Days

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  • 11 Days
  • Difficulty : Moderate
  • Destination : Nepal
  • Max Altitude : 4460m
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Best Season : Spring & Autumn

Highlights

  • Enjoying and witnessing the panoramic views of the high snow capped mountains such as Dhaulagriri,Annapurna and Machhapuchhre.
  • Upon reaching the Khopra Ridge which is also known as the Khopra Danda offers the mesmerizing sunrise and sunset views along with the close up views of the high mountains,
  • Experiencing the un beaten trail of Khopra Danda Trek which lets you to immerse yourself within the nature of the high mountains in Annapurna region
  • Explore and experience the warm welcome of the local people during the trail to Khopra Danda Trek
  • The trek passes through the diverse flora and fauna found in the Annapurna region of Nepal
  • Experience the typical taste of the local found found in Annapurna region
  • Explore and witness the cultural heritage and the traditions of the indigenous community of Rai, Gurung and Magar community during the Trek

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Overview of Khopra Danda Trek

Khopra Danda Trek, which is also known as the Khopra Ridge is a fruitful and less-commercialized trekking destination in Annapurna region of Nepal. The Khopra Danda Trek takes you through the diverse culture, beautiful landscapes and the natural beauty.

Khopra Danda Trek starts from Nayapul which is an hour’s drive from the magical city Pokhara. The trekking trail passes through the beautiful forest. Along with the paddy field and the terrace beside the trail.

As you gain more attitude towards the mountain you will be welcomed by the mountains. Such mountains like Mt.Annapurna, Mt.Dhaulagiri and Mt.Nilgiri.

Major highlights of the Khopra Danda Trek is the Khopra Ridge. Which is at an elevation of 3,660 M. It offers you mesmerizing views of the snow capped mountains including the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and the Nilgiri.

Along with the Khayer Lake is the most to visit and explore. The Khayer Lake lies on the lap of Annapurna south. The trekkers will get a good view as they reach Khayer Lake.

The reflection of the giant Mt.Annapurna on the Khayer Lake will take your breath for a while. The Khayer Lake is also known as the sacred holy Lake to the Hindu religion.

During the Khopra Danda Trek you will get an opportunity to explore the Magar community. Exchanging culture will be the ideal way to immerse yourself within the local community.

The trekkers will also be able to experience the cozy hospitality of the local community. You will have a different taste on the food as everything is organic during the trek.

Khopra Danda Trekking trail is known for the experienced trekkers and the new trekkers, willing to experience the mountain life. While the ideal season to trek Khopra Danda is during the Spring and Autumn season.

Overall, the Khopra Danda trek is the best trekking destination in  Annapurna region of Nepal. Which offers the beautiful landscapes and the unique experience to learn from the local people.

Khopra Danda Trek Cost

While planning for the adventure in the high mountains in Nepal, you need to make sure the budget plan is favorable on your side. The cost comes on the first arrival of every trekker’s mindset while planning for the adventure in the high giant mountains.

The following cost heading should be kept in consideration while trekking to Khopra Danda Trek in Nepal;

Hotel and resort: During your trip in the mountains in Nepal, the first and last day of your customized itinerary, you will be staying in hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara city. While the remaining days of your entire trek will be spent in a mountain region.

Nepal Visa Fee: Visas are necessary to enter the country. While Nepal visas are available on arrival in the Immigration of Tribhuvan International Airport.The Nepal Visa cost $15 for 30 days,$30 for 45 days and $50 for the 90 days of Nepal Tourist Visa.

Transportation: Transportation is most important while traveling to the different corners of Nepal. The cost of Transport depends upon what modes of transport we have been using to travel. In Nepal, few parts of the country are connected with airways while remaining need to be covered with the road ways. As to complete the roadways the price ranges from the different types of vehicles and the destination you are willing to travel.

Guide and Porter: Khopra Danda Trek being the newly established trekking route in Annapurna region is a less commercialized trekking destination. Hiring a guide will be a proper way to commence the trek.

Permits: During your trek to KHopra Danda trek you need to issue the ANnapurna Conservation Area Permit(ACAP) and the Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS CARD).

Khopra Danda Trek Permits

While commencing the trek on the trail to Khopra Danda Trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. You need to issue the permits of Annapurna COnservation Area(ACAP) and Trekkers Information Management System(TIMS Card). While the permits issued by the trekkers will be used for the conservation of the biodiversity of the wildlife species within the Annapurna Conservation Area. 

The following permits should be issued before commencing the trek to Khopra Danda Trek in the Annapurna Region:

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit(ACAP)

The Annapurna Conservation Area Permit should be obtained to enter the Annapurna COnservation Area in Nepal. As being the trekkers,all should issue the ACAP permit as before commencing the trek to the Khopra Danda Trek to any trekking destinations within Annapurna region. The Annapurna Conservation Area Permit is available in the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu office while also you may issue the ACAP permit from the Pokhara office as well. During your whole trek to Khopra Danda Trek,the ACAP permit should be within you as the ACAP officer may ask you for the permit along the trail to the Khopra Danda Trek.

Trekkers INformation Management System (TIMS CARD)

The Trekkers Information Management System which in the short form is also known as TIMS CARD. The Trekkers Information Management System(TIMS CARD)is issued to record all the trekkers’ information in Nepal. While the TIMS card reflects the trekkers details about their nationality,age,gender and the trekking destination in Nepal.The TIMS Card can be obtained from the office of Nepal Tourism Board(NTB) in Kathmandu office and also in Pokhara as well.

Khopra Danda Trek Attractions

Mulde Viewpoint: The Mudle View-point is situated at an altitude of 3,737 M above the sea level and offers the majestic views of the snow capped Himalayas such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Machhapuchhre. The Mudle ViewPoint which takes 30-45 minutes of hike from the Dobato,you will get the beautiful sunrise and sunset view from the Top.

Khopra Ridge or Danda: The Khopra Ridge or Danda is the major highlights of the Khopra Danda trek which offers the trekkers 360 degree of the mountain view around. The Khopra  Ridge lies on the elevation of 3,660 M above the sea level. You encounter the beautiful mountains such as the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Nilgiri. Though the obstacle during the trek you’ve been facing will be more worth it as reaching on the top of Khopra Ridge or danda.

Mohare Hill or Danda: The Mohare Hill or Danda is also known as the precious location to lure the number of tourists within the Annapurna region of Nepal. The Mohare Hill also known as the Mohare Danda is situated at an altitude of 3,300 M above the sea level. The Hill offers you the fruitful views of the mountain ranges such as the Annaurna, Machhapuchhre and the Dhaulagiri ranges. Along the trail, you will witness the beautiful flowers blooming with great speciality during the spring season.

Khayar Lake: The Khayer Lake located at an altitude of 4,665 M above the sea level. The Khayer Lake lies on the lap of Annaurna ranges. The Khayer Lake lures the huge number of Trekkers either domestic or international within the trekking route. The Khayer Lake is also considered as the holy Lake for the Hindu people.

Khopra Danda Trek Map

The less known trekking trail which starts from the Nayapul as a drive to the Ghandruk. The typical Gurung village within the Annapurna region of Nepal.

Leaving behind the Ghandruk village we start our trek towards Tadapani. Which keeps on being followed by the Dobato. The major highlights where you can hike to the viewpoint and explore the beautiful mountains.

Along with your trail leads to the village of Chistibung-the village of the magar settlement. Then you will be heading to the Khopra Danda also known as the Khopra Ridge.

After exploring the Khayer lake on the foot of the Annapurna South, return back to Khopra Danda and trek down to Swata Village.

Following the beautiful trail to the village of Ghorepani,on the next fine day we will hike to Poonhill and explore the mountains over there. After that we trek down to the Tikhedhunga and will drive back to the beautiful city Pokhara.

Equipment and Gears For Khopra Danda Trek

The following equipments and the Gears are more necessity while trekking to the Khopra Danda Trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal:

  • Comfortable  Trekking Bag: The comfortable trekking bag is needed during the trekking in the high altitude as for the easiness to trek and pack your all stuff.
  • Comfortable Shoes: While trekking,the shoes should be more comfortable and should cover the ankle of the leg,which makes it easier while trekking.
  • Trekking Poles: The trekking poles are your friend to climb up the steep hills and to trek more comfortably.
  • Trekking shocks: Good and comfortable trekking shocks which covers the whole ankle and also creates the super easy while trekking in the mountains.
  • Sunglasses: wearing sunglass is more important as while trekking on the sunny days in the high mountains,
  • Sun-cream: carry your own suncream for the protection of your own skin 
  • Sleeping Bag: Have an extra sleeping bag with you as you might not get extra blankets during your trek in the high mountains.
  • T-shirt: carry a light T-shirt which dries very quick and is more easy to wash during the trek in the mountains
  • Trouser: Comfortable trouser is necessity during your trek for the smooth walking

Best Time To Trek Khopra Danda

The best time to explore the high snow capped mountains of Nepal is Spring season which falls in the month of March to May and Autumn season which falls in the month of October to November .

Spring(March To May)

The Spring season which is in the month of March to May is the best time to bloom the flowers and the natural beauty of the forest. You will be able to witness the different species of the birds,animals,flora and fauna found in the Annapurna region of Nepal.During the season of Spring(March to May) the temperature will be very cozy with the warm sunny rays and the less snowfall in the high mountains.As due to the less snowfall in the high altitude the expedition lovers joins for their expedition purposes in the high mountains such as Annapurna,Everest,Mansalu and more.Though the temperature will be more perfect as to explore the beautiful mountains of Nepal and the natural beauty of the Nepal.

Autumn(September to November)

The main trekking season in Nepal is known as the Autumn -on the months of September to November.The autumn season in Nepal is well perfect as to explore the different destinations and the corner of the Nations.During the this season the sky opens as full blue with no clouds,the big giants mountains open up with the proper snow capped views as reflecting its image in front of the trekkers.As being the peak trekking season,along the trails you will meet with the huge number of trekkers from the different country and the nationality whispering with each other.On this months there won’t be any rainfall ,as a result no any wet trails to cover. Which makes the trek easy to cover the trekking trails of the Khopra Danda Trek.Along with on this season,the Nepal biggest festival Dashian and Tihar also takes part on which you may also join with the local communities during your trek as to celebrate the festival of Nepal in Nepalese traditions and culture.

Khopra Danda Trek Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to your hotel 1300 m

Welcome to Nepal!!Upon arriving at the Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu. You will be greeted via our staff members and will assist you to transfer to the Hotel in Thamel or as per your preference.It takes 25-30 minutes of drive from the airport to reach the HOtel in Thamel while it might get affected due to the traffic conditions.

As you reach the Hotel,the staff will help you for the checking procedure and may have a few hours and rest and later on your leisure time you may explore the Thamel area where you can get the trekking equipment and the good typical Nepali cuisine food.Overnight stay in a HOtel in Thamel,Kathmandu.

Day 02From Kathmandu Drive/Fly to Pokhara 820m

Today! After breakfast, we will start our drive to the magical city of Pokhara. The drive can be covered in 6-7 hours which is 200 KM far from the capital city-Kathmandu.Along the drive to Pokhara city,you will experience the beautiful natural beauty and the mesmerizing panoramic view of the hills.

We will stop for lunch on the way to Pokhara near the Trishuli river beach where you may also enjoy the fresh air near the beach with your travel mates.While we won’t be staying more and again we will move forward towards Pokhara city.

Also,you may visit the Manakamana Temple-the temple where all the wishes will be fulfilled,the temple is dedicated to the goddess Bhagwati which is known as the incarnation of the Goddess Parvati.

After exploring the Temple Manakamana we will drive to Pokhara. As we reach Pokhara we will check in with the Hotel and get fresh from the long day drive.After you may explore the Pokhara city as per your own style in the evening time and overnight stay in a Hotel.

Day 03Drive From Pokhara to Ghandruk (1920m) and Trek to Tadapani. (4 hours approx.) 2730m

After having breakfast early in Pokhara, you will set off to Ghandruk village by jeep. Due to the blacktop going on in the main Ghandruk road, we will follow an alternative route. Get off the jeep and walk for 45 minutes to reach Ghandruk village. Have lunch in Ghandruk village. Then, make your way towards Tadapani which will take approximately 3 hours. Overnight stay in Tadapani Lodge

Day 04Trek from Tadapani to Dobato (3350m, 6-7 hours approx.) 3350m

You will have your breakfast in Tadapani and set off for Dobato. You will walk through rhododendron and oak forests for most of the time. If you get lucky, you might encounter musk deer and red fox as well. You will ascend the trail after crossing the forest to the ridge of Deurali. You will continue walking upward, following the relatively steep trail to reach Dobato. It takes about 6-7 hours to in total. You will spend your night at a tea house in Dobato.

 

Day 05Hike to Mulde View Point (3637 meters), Dobato to Chistibung (5 hours approx.) 3000m

This early morning we will hike to the Mulde ViewPoint which is a 30 minutes hike to Mulde ViewPoint which lies at an elevation of 3,637 m above the sea level. The view point offers you the mesmerizing view of the sunrise and the sunset. Along,spending quality time and capturing the good moments in a camera and later we will return back to the Hotel. Will have our breakfast and later we will continue our trek towards the Chistibung village.Though today’s trail passes through the beautiful dense forest climbing uphill and again getting downhill to reach the Bayli Kharakha. Reaching Bayli Kharakha, we will now make the trek towards the village of Chistibung as we descend down the hill to reach the village.

Day 06Chistibung to Khopra danda(3,660m, 3 hours)

This morning after having a heavy breakfast in a Hotel, we will leave for the Khopra Danda Trek. This trail offers you the most beautiful panoramic views of the mountains such as Annapurna,Dhaulagiri ranges.

Trail of the Khopra Danda is quite challenging as well as it is worth it to explore the high mountains in the Annapurna region of Nepal. You will be crossing through the beautiful panoramic views of nature and if lucky along the trail you may encounter the Yak grazing on the Kharkhas.

As you reach the final destination(Khopra Danda), you will be rewarded with the more fruitful views of the mountains and the nature from the distance as well as on the close view. During the night time,you may witness the milky way galaxy in the sky and the shooting star flowing in a sky.Overnight stay in a Hotel.

Day 07Khopra danda to Khayer Lake (4660m) and back to Khopra Danda, 8 to 9 Hours

On the seventh day,we will be enjoying the sunrise view from the Khopra Danda and also enjoying breakfast with the trek mates under the blue sky.You will be witnessing the close up views of Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri ranges etc.

After breakfast,today we will hike to the sacred lake situated on the lap of Annaunra range on the southside.During the hike the trail passes as through the climbing uphills and passing through the rough and rocky terrain while you will get an opportunity to explore the beautiful views of the mountains as you gain more elevation.

Upon reaching Khayer Lake,you will experience the beautiful blue lake and capture the good memories on your electronics. After spending quality time on Khayer Lake,we will return back to the Hotel overnight.

Day 08 Trek from Khopra Danda to Swanta Village (5-6 hours approx.) 2214m

On the eighth day,after breakfast we will head towards the Swanta Village. Along the way we will be passing through the beautiful views of the mountain and the natural beauty. We will be passing through the narrow pathway and the dense forest. Today,our trail mainly descends down to reach the village(Swanta).As reaching the village,you may explore the village and learn more in depth about the culture and the traditions of the Magar and the rai community.Overnight stay in a Hotel/Tea House.

Day 09Swanta Trek to Ghorepani Poon hill (4-5 hours) 2880m

After breakfast in the village of Swanta, we will head to the most popular destination, Ghorepani. The village of Magar and Rai community.While we will descend down to reach the Ghorepani passing through the forest. You will witness the mesmerizing view of Mount Annapurna and Dhaulagiri along the way to Ghorepani. On reaching the Ghorepani we will take rest and after may explore the village and overnight in a Hotel.

Day 10Trek to Poon Hill, Trek Down to Tikhedhunga, and Drive to Pokhara 820m

This early morning, we will hike to the Poon Hill View Point which lies at an elevation of 3200 M above the sea level. It takes 30-45 minutes of hike to reach the Poon Hill view which offers you the mesmerizing sunrise and sunset view along with that you may experience the beautiful mountain ranges such as Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and the Dhaulagiri ranges. After spending quality time in a view point of Poon Hill, we will return back to the Hotel. We will have our breakfast and commence our trek towards the Tikhedhunga.Along the trail we will be passing through the small villages and the dense forest descending down to reach the Tikhedhunga. On reaching Tikhedhunga  we will get the Jeep and drive to the magical city of Pokhara. Reaching Pokhara, we will check in the Hotel and get fresh and later on you may explore the night life of Pokhara city with your loved and dear ones.Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 11Pokhara Drive /Flight to Kathmandu

As we explore the magical Pokhara city, today we will drive back to the capital city-kathmandu. Along the drive you will witness the small house and the hydropower being operated. After reaching Kathmandu transfer to the Hotel and get some rest for a few hours.

Then in the evening you may get the gifts to your loved one from the Thamel market and enjoy the vibrant lifestyle of the Thamel city.

Price Includes

  • Pick-up & Drop from the airport on the day of your arrival & Departure
  • 3 Night Tourist Standard Hotel in Kathmandu
  • The Government Register's English-Speaking Guide
  • If the group size exceeds 6 people, an assistance guide will be provided.
  • One porter for two clients
  • In trekking trails, accommodation is on a twin-sharing basis
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are included.
  • Trekking map
  • Trekking Permit & TIMS Card
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • Staff salaries, insurance, meals, accommodations, equipment, transportation, etc.
  • Arrangements for emergency rescue services (Please make sure you have medical insurance from your country)
  • The agency service charge and the government tax/VAT
  • The certificate of achievement towards the Trip

Price Excludes

  • The cost of international airfare
  • Visa fees for Nepal
  • All drinks During the Trip (Tea, Coffee, Cola, Beer, Mineral Water)
  • Personal Costs
  • Smoke
  • Insurance for travel
  • If more than the 3-night hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu meals
  • Hot shower during the trekking
  • Batteries and cameras that are chargeable during the trek
  • Natural or political disturbances beyond our control result in additional costs.
  • The Extra cost of any case early return from the trip.
  • Tips for Trekking Staff

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Additional Information

Khopra Danda Trek Cost
Khopra Danda Trek Accommodation

While planning for the adventure in the high mountains in Nepal,you need to make sure the budget plan is favorable on your side. The cost comes on the first arrival of every trekker’s mindset while planning for the adventure in the high giant mountains.

The following cost heading should be kept in consideration while trekking to Khopra Danda Trek in Nepal;

Hotel and resort: During your trip in the mountains in Nepal,the first and last day of your customized itinerary,you will be staying in hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara city. While the remaining days of your entire trek will be spent in a mountain region.

During your trekking days,the cost price of a hotel ranges from NPR 2000-NPR 5000 per night.

Nepal Visa Fee: Visas are necessary to enter the country.While Nepal visas are available on arrival in the Immigration of Tribhuvan International Airport.The Nepal Visa cost $15 for 30 days,$30 for 45 days and $50 for the 90 days of Nepal Tourist Visa.

Transportation: Transportation is most important while traveling to the different corners of Nepal. The cost of Transport depends upon what modes of transport we have been using to travel. In Nepal,few parts of the country are connected with airways while remaining need to be covered with the road ways. As to complete the roadways the price ranges from the different types of vehicles and the destination you are willing to travel.

Guide and Porter: Khopra Danda Trek being the newly established trekking route in Annapurna region is a less commercialized trekking destination. Hiring a guide will be a proper way to commence the trek.The guide charge ranges from NPR 2500-3500 on a day basis. 

Permits: During your trek to KHopra Danda trek you need to issue the ANnapurna Conservation Area Permit(ACAP) and the Trekkers INformation Management System (TIMS CARD)which cost from NPR 2,000 per person.

During the trek to the Khopra Danda, you will be accommodated on the Tea House and the Lodge along the trail. The Tea House/ Lodge are mainly built up of the wood and the stone.

The trekkers will get the room on the sharing basis and the common bathroom for all. While few of the Lodge may offer the attached bathroom as well to the trekkers as per the preference.

You will get the WI-Fi service within a Lodge by paying a certain amount of charge. During the trek exploring the typical food of the region will be the best.

You will get the food as per the Menu of the restaurant. The popular foods during the trek are Dal Bhat, Fry rice, Chowmein, Fried Potato etc. You can choose the food as per your choice while firstly discussing with your guide as well.

FAQs

Where is Khopra Danda located?

Khopra Danda is located on the border of the Kaski and Mygdi Districts…

How long does the Khopra Danda Trek take to complete?

While completing the Khopra Danda Trek, it ranges from 7-11 days depending on your customized itinerary and the time interval of staying in the high mountains.

What is the best time to do the Khopra Danda Trek?

The best time to trek the Khopra Danda Trek is Spring and Autumn which fall in Spring(March to May) and Autumn(September to November).

What is the difficulty level of the Khopra Danda Trek?

The Khopra Danda Trek is known as a Moderate trekking destination in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

Is previous trekking experience required for the Khopra Danda Trek?

While no previous trekking experiences are required for the Khopra Danda Trek, as far as you are physically fit it will be fine to explore the trails of Khopra Danda Trek.

What permits are required for the Khopra Danda Trek?

While commencing the Khopra Danda Trek you need to issue the following trekking permits:

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit(ACAP)
  • Trekkers Information Management System(TIMS CARD)

 

Are there any age restrictions for the Khopra Danda Trek?

No, there isn’t any age restriction for the Khopra Danda Trek as long as you are physically fit to trek in the mountains.

Is hiring a guide or porter for the Khopra Danda Trek necessary?

Yes, hiring a Guide will be more beneficial while exploring the high altitude in the mountains. Also the Khopra Danda is a newly established route and the trails are more narrow, so having a guide will be an added advantage.

What is the accommodation like on the Khopra Danda Trek?

During the Khopra Danda Trek the accommodation will be on the Tea House and Hotel along the trail to the high mountains.

Are there any tea houses or lodges available on the trek route?

Yes! There are tea houses available on the trek route to Khopra Danda Trek.

How is the weather during the Khopra Danda Trek?

The weather in the mountains is unpredictable, while during the Spring and Autumn season the weather will be clear with the blue sky and the mountain will closely open to you with the mesmerizing views.

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