Khopra Danda Trek

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$ 850

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Trip Highlights

Khopra Danda: The trek’s namesake and most mesmerizing destination, Khopra Danda, stands at an elevation of approximately 3,660 meters. From this vantage point, you can witness a breathtaking sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, making it a photographer’s paradise.

Ghorepani and Poon Hill: Before reaching Khopra Danda, you’ll pass through Ghorepani and have the opportunity to hike to Poon Hill at sunrise. Poon Hill is famous for its sweeping views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs, and the spectacle of the sun’s first rays illuminating these giants is a sight to behold.

Khaire Lake: While the Khopra Danda trek offers numerous fantastic mountain views, it also provides the chance to explore Khaire Lake, a serene alpine lake surrounded by green meadows. This natural oasis is perfect for a rest and relaxation spot during your trek.

Local Culture: The Khopra Danda trek also offers a unique cultural experience as you pass through authentic Magar and Gurung villages. These communities are known for their warm hospitality, and you can interact with the locals to learn about their traditional way of life.

Trip Overview

The Khopra Danda trek is a hidden gem of the Annapurna region that offers a unique and less-traveled trekking experience for adventurous souls. This trek is a perfect alternative for those seeking to escape the crowded trails of the more popular routes, like the Annapurna Base Camp or Everest Base Camp treks. With its pristine landscapes, serene villages, and breathtaking mountain vistas, the Khopra Danda trek promises an unforgettable journey for those willing to explore its beauty.

The Khopra Danda trek typically takes about 10 to 12 days to complete, depending on the specific route and pace. The adventure begins in Nayapul, a small town accessible by road from Pokhara, and then leads you through various landscapes, including lush rhododendron forests, terraced fields, charming villages, and alpine meadows. The highlight of this trek is undoubtedly Khopra Danda, a high ridge offering stunning panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.


Challenges and Considerations:

While the Khopra Danda trek is less crowded and more off the beaten path, it’s important to be prepared for the challenges it presents:

Altitude: This trek reaches altitudes above 3,500 meters, so proper acclimatization is crucial to prevent altitude sickness. It’s advisable to spend at least a night at lower elevations like Ghorepani before ascending to Khopra Danda.

Weather: The Annapurna region experiences varying weather conditions. Depending on the season, you might encounter rain, snow, or chilly temperatures. It’s essential to check the weather forecast and be prepared with appropriate clothing and gear.

Basic Teahouses: Accommodation on the Khopra Danda trek is basic, with teahouses providing simple facilities. While this enhances the authenticity of the experience, it also means you should be prepared for rustic conditions.

Physical Fitness: Although this trek is considered moderate in terms of difficulty, it’s essential to be physically prepared for long walks and steep ascents. Regular exercise and cardio training in the months leading up to your trip will prove beneficial.

Best Time to Trek:

The optimal time to embark on the Khopra Danda trek is during Nepal’s peak trekking seasons. Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) offer the best weather conditions and the clearest mountain views. During these times, the rhododendron forests burst into color, further enhancing the trek’s beauty.


01 DAY

Arrive at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to the hotel.

02 DAY

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. – 7 hrs drive

03 DAY

Drive from Pokhara to Naya Pul and then trek to Ghandruk (1940m) – 6 hrs trek.

04 DAY

Trek to Tadapani (2630m) – 4 hrs trek

05 DAY

Trek to Dobato (3420m) - 6 hrs trek

06 DAY

Trek to Khopra Danda (3660m) - 6 to 7 hrs trek

07 DAY

Excursion to Khayar Lake (4700m) - 6 to 7 hrs hike

08 DAY

Trek to Swanta (2214m) - 5 to 6 hrs trek

09 DAY

Trek to Ghorepani (2860m) - 4 to 5 hrs trek

10 DAY

Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3210m) & trek to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara -7/8 hrs trek

11 DAY

Drive back to Kathmandu – 7 hrs drive

12 DAY

Departure from Nepal

Price Includes

  • Airport pick-ups and drop-offs by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights of 3-star category twin-sharing hotel accommodations in Kathmandu city, including breakfast.
  • 2 nights of deluxe twin-sharing hotel accommodations in Pokhara city inclusive of breakfast.
  • 7 nights twin sharing best local lodges accommodations during the trek.
  • Meals on full board during the trek. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner)
  • Serve available seasonal fruits every evening after dinner.
  • 1 complimentary welcome dinner at a typical local restaurant with a cultural dance show in Kathmandu.
  • Government-certified and experienced guide for the trek.
  • Porters to carry your loads during the trek. (1 porter for 2 customer)
  • Luxury tourist bus transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • All the essential trekking permits for the trek.
  • Private car/jeep transport from and to the trekking starting point Nayapul.
  • Waterproof company duffel bags and sleeping bags to use for the trek.
  • First aid medicine with oximeter in an emergency case for the trek. (will be carried by our local guide)
  • Emergency helicopter evacuation if you have any health issues while on the trek. (You should have travel insurance in this case)
  • All government taxes and company service charges.
  • Trip achievement certificate after trip completion.

Price Excludes

  • International airfares and Nepal travel visa fees. (Please bring 4 passport-size photos for the visa upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport along with you.)
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara hotel.
  • Your personal expenses such as the use of WIFI, hot shower, battery charging, etc in the mountain regions.
  • Tips to the trekking guide and porters.

Traveller’s Review

What a great adventure in Nepal.
My partner and I certainly completed the Khopra Danda trek with the Glorious Himalaya team. Everything such as accommodations, transportation, guide, porter, and meals they managed properly.

They booked nice hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara. We are very happy with their service. We don’t have any words to thank our guide Prakash and porter Rajesh. They were truly experienced and supportive people.

We will visit Nepal and meet you again.
Thank you.

Khopra Danda

Yen and Sici

12 Days Days starting from $950

$ 850

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