Khopra ridge 3860 m.
Private vehicle, flight/ drive to Pokhara and Kathmandu.
March-May & Sept.-Nov.
Khopra Danda & Jomsom Muktinath Trek has been introduced quite recently so its lush natural beauty has remained untainted for decades. As a trekker, it doesn’t matter how low or high your skillset goes and what kind of sites you like to visit, this trek just manages to be suitable for all.
People usually like to couple this Khopra Danda Annapurna trek with a hike to Khayar Lake which happens to be the highest point on this journey, if your time and interest allow you can also hike up to Khayer Lake. Here, you can also explore Annapurna Trek, where you can have an amalgam to view the different terrain landscapes, cultures, and traditions of the people residing there.
You start your journey at Nayapul which is just a few hours’ drive from Pokhara. From here, you start making your way to the biggest Gurung village, Ghandruk via dirt roads, suspension bridges, settlements of Brahmins and Chettris and cross a lot of rivers.
On this journey, you get to see the picturesque mountains of Hiunchuli, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna, and Fishtail. On your way from Ghandruk to Tadapani, your eyes and ears can feast in the jungles of rhododendron and oak, filled with the cacophony of waterfalls and birds.
Next, you continue your adventure to Khopra ridge followed by Chistibung and Bayli Kharka. In free time, you can have close interaction with locals about their daily fife and culture and can observe how farming is done in the highlands.
After Khopra Danda, you have an option to either trek through Ghorepani or from Jomson, but the decision must be given before the start of the trek.
In this particular trek package, we will be moving towards Jomsom and Muktinath after reaching Tatopani (the hot spring). This is a short, rarely visited and unique trek route where you can have ample opportunities to view the varied landscape and different vegetation.
Jomsom is a renowned tourist destination in the trans-Himalayan region of the region. It lies in the rain-shadow area resulting in its famous desert-like landscape and vegetation. Thus, the overall landscape is quite unique perfectly complemented by the scenic mountain views.
The people there are simple farmers, traders, shepherds, or small hotel owners mainly of Tibetan origin. The main highlight is the Muktinath temple due to its high altitude location and religious significance.
All this combined gives you an experience that cannot be described in words. It is something every traveler would long for. The breathtaking sceneries and the adventure will make you feel alive in a way that you have never experienced before.
Highlights of Khopra Danda and Jomsom Muktinath Trek
- Visit Pokhara: lakes, mountain views, caves, waterfalls and more
- Scenic flight/drive
- Khayar lake, a sparkling glacial lake in the Annapurna Region
- Alpine Wildlife and vegetation
- Desert-like unique landscape of Jomsom
- Visit Muktinath, the only temple at such a height in Nepal
- Spiritual eternal flame fueled by natural gas in Muktinath
- Learn more about the culture and religious practices of Hindus and Buddhists
- Amazing mountain views
- Nature at its finest
- Physically, spiritually, and religiously fulfilling
You can explore all this and discover more traits not mentioned here during this awe-striking trek.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Flight/ drive to Pokhara. 30 min flight/ 6-7 hrs drive.
Day 3: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk. an hour drive & 4 hrs hike
Day 4: Trek to Tadapani (2675m). 3-4 hrs
Day 5: Trek to Dobato (3350m). 4-5 hrs
Day 6: Trek to Shistibumg (3450m). 4-5 hrs
Day 7: Trek to Kopra Ridge (3860m). 3-4 hrs
Day 8: Trek to Swanta (2200m). 5-6 hrs
Day 9: Trek to Tatopani (1190m). 6-7 hrs
Day 10: Drive to Jomsom (2720m). 4-5 hrs drive
Day 11: Trek to Muktinath (3800m). 5-6 hrs
Day 12: Trek back to Jomsom via Kagbeni (2800m). 5-6 hrs
Day 13: Fly to Pokhara.
Day 14: Fly/ drive back to Kathmandu. 30 min flight & private drive.
Day 15: Final departure.