Trekking and Walking

Khopra Danda Trek

Nepal

Khopra Danda Trek

Durtation: 12 Days

Price: US 1,075 All Inclusive

Also, know as Khopra Ridge, the trekking route to Khopra has been recently developed. The place is quite rich in its unspoiled lush natural beauty that trekkers will definitely have a good time.

The grandiose views of Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Hiunchuli (6434m), Fishtail (6997m), Annapurna ranges, Lamjung Himal, Nilgiri, in the backdrop and hiking up and down alongside the thick rhododendron forest, oak and pine trees, terraced farming fields makes our trekking trip very pleasant.

The ridge also has an abundance of Himalayan wildlife, including the rare Himalayan Tahr. Overall, the Khopra trek is an awe-inspiring perfect outlook of the Annapurna Region.

Hikers usually couple this trip with a hike to Khayar Lake which happens to be another good option if you have some extra days to explore the region. 

Trek Highlights 

  • Picturesque view on the flight 
  • Panoramic view of Annapurna mount massif (I, II, III, and South), Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Himchuli, and Nilgiris, etc.
  • Explore the beautiful city Pokhara
  • Delightful forest of rhododendrons, oaks, and pines.
  • Off-pitch adventuring trails
  • Experience unique cultural and traditional villages of Gurung and Magar tribes
  • Magical sunrise and sunset views from PoonHill, Khopra Ridge
  • Get relaxed on hot springs at Jhinu Danda.
  • 360-degree scenery from Khopra Danda/Ridge.
  • Walking in the narrow and stone-paved trail, ancient Monastery, old tradition Gurung Museum, waterfalls, 
  • Beautiful rhododendron forest and even more beautiful natural beauty in spring. 

Trek Route

You start your journey at Nayapul – 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 communities of Brahmins and Chettris and cross a lot of rivers.

On your way from Ghandruk to Tadapani, your cross the woods of rhododendron and oak filled with the cacophony of waterfalls and chirping birds.

Next, you continue your adventure to Khopra ridge followed by Chistibung and Bayli Kharka. Here, you can observe the intensive farming in the highlands.

Next, you will have an option to either trek through Ghorepani or Jomson, but the decision must be given prior to the trek.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

30 mins

1,350 m

A representative from Himalayan trekkers will meet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel. Overnight.

Dinner

3 Star hotel in Ktm

Day 2

Fly/drive to Pokhara

30 min flight/ 6-7 hrs drive

895 m

You have an option to either fly or drive. For the first time, it would be worthwhile to drive 7 hours and enjoy the beautiful landscape on the way with majestic mountain views along the way. Or else you can have a scenic flight of 30 minutes; you can see 3 world’s tallest mountains from the window itself. Taking a flight saves time and allows you more time to explore some attractions of Pokhara and stroll around the beautiful Lake.

Breakfast

3 star hotel

Day 3

Drive to Kimche & trek to Tadapani

2 hrs drive & 5 hrs trek

2,630 m

After your breakfast, you will enjoy a scenic drive to Kimche, and, then start your trek to Tadapani via Ghandruk with brief rest. You will be experiencing the wilderness of nature along the way as we hear the sound of waterfalls and birds chirping. Ghandruk is a small Gurung village with majestic views of many mountains where anyone can enjoy their overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/Lodge

Day 4

Trek to Dobato

6-7 hrs

3,350 m

We today, walk along the trail of Annapurna Base Camp, the trail passes on through the dense forest, lush rhododendron forest and we will be accompanied by the mighty Fishtail until we reach the resting point at Masher (2969 m). From here we trek to a higher altitude, involving gradual climbing and stop at Haire (3137m) for lunch followed by an hour and a half trek to Dobato (3350m) where we have a splendid view of greenery and mountain. There we stay in a lodge. Taking the memories and some snaps we spend overnight at Dobato.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/Lodge

Day 5

Trek to Shistibumg

4-5 hrs

3,450 m

We will have an early morning start today for the sunrise view. We will walk to the Hilltop at Dobato in the morning darkness and after walking for 40 minutes uphill, we can see the range of mountains including Lamjung, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and many more. After sunrise view we will head back to Dobato and have our lunch, then we will head towards Shistibumg.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/Lodge

Day 6

Trek to Kopra Ridge

4-5 hrs

3,660 m

After breakfast, we will have a steep climb to reach the top of the Vantage point. This will be the most exciting day of the trek in the Annapurna region. This ridge can be accessed after 3 hours of walk from Shistibumg and offers a panoramic 240-degree view of the mountains in the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri range. After spending plenty of time on the cliff and taking some photos we will come back to our camp around sunset. Overnight at Kopra Ridge.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/Lodge

Day 7

Trek to Swanta

5-6 hrs

2,200 m

We today after breakfast, descend down to the river and climb up a bit through a beautiful forest. A gradual walk in a lush forest of rhododendron and occasional steep descent we will reach Swanta for Lunch. As it is a relatively big settlement, there are lots of things to do such as visiting the school and the monastery or taking a stroll around the main village center. We then trek further down to Tatopani, a natural hot water spring. It might be a good idea to relax in a pool of hot water after the trek. 

Note: After reaching Tatopani, you might extend the trek from Ghorepani or Jomsom, but we must be confirmed if you want to extend before starting our trip.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/Lodge

Day 8

Trek to Ghorepani

6-7 hrs

2,875 m

Today we approach Ghorepani. We reach the famous village of Ghorepani after some ascend and descend walk. This village is notable for the blue rooftop in literally all the houses and the rhododendron forest that surround it. There are 32 distinct species of rhododendron found in Nepal and this area has more than 14. Overnight at Ghorepani.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/Lodge

Day 9

Trek to Tikhedhung/Hile

4-5 hrs

1,640 m

We gradually move down through the stone-paved trail towards Ulleri. The trail goes through a dense forest where we can observe various species of indigenous flora and fauna. We reach Ulleri in the afternoon and we will have our lunch there. The two attractive mountains Fishtail and Annapurna south will be looking at you while you are having lunch. After lunch, we descend down the famous 3000 steps of Ulleri and stop at Tikhedhunga for the night. We can continue to a village called Hile if you are willing to walk for another hour.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/Lodge

Day 10

Trek to Nayapul & drive to Pokhara

3 hrs trek & 1 hr drive

1,070 m

Today we will come to the end of our trek. We will walk for 3hrs to reach Nayapul. We then drive from Nayapul to Pokhara. Evening time is free so you can roam around Pokhara.

Breakfast

Hotel

Day 11

Fly/drive back to Kathmandu

30 mins flight/6-7 hrs drive

1,350 m

After breakfast, you will drive (6-7hrs) back to Kathmandu or you have an option to fly(30 minutes) to save time. Evening strolling around Thamel.

Breakfast

3 star hotel in KTM

Day 12

Final Departure

30 mins

Our representative from Himalayan trekkers will drop you off at the airport for your onward flight.

Breakfast

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferred accommodation.

In general we arrange a 3-star hotel with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges / home stays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.

Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast 
  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek in twin-share and dormitory-style rooms. All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners).
  • Local Himalayan trekkers licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
  • Annapurna Conservation Park permits and Trekkers' Information Management System fee for trekking.
  • Airfare from Kathmandu to Pokhara and from Pokhara to Kathmandu including airport departure tax.
  • Welocome or Farewell dinner in a Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.

Whats Not Included

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.

Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. 

A comprehensive list of gear for all activites is listed on our dedicated page of Complete Gear List For Trekking and Climbing

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