Khopra Danda Trek

Nepal

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Trip Grade
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Strenuous Trekking Grade is both moderate and difficult. Even in this grade, treks reach around 5000-5500 meters. You will have to walk generally for 6-7 hours each day. Strenuous treks require good physical condition and acclimatization. If some problems seem to appear, you have to walk down and take some hot drinks or soup ( + rest). You may be affected rapidly if you have high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease or complicated medical conditions. Advise is required from your doctor before starting these kinds of treks.

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu, Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu.

You will be met by our representative of Himalayan trekkers and accompany to the hotel. Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2

Flight/drive to Pokhara.

You have an option to either fly or drive. For the first time, it is worthy to drive 7 hours and enjoy the beautiful landscape on the way with majestic Mountain View along the road. 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 time to explore some attractions of Pokhara and stroll around the beautiful Lake.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min flight/ 6-7 hrs drive.

Day 3

Drive to Kimche and trek to Tadapani.

After your breakfast, you will enjoy your scenic drive to Kimche and 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. 

note; Ghandruk is a small Gurung village where anyone can enjoy their overnight stay with majestic views of many mountains.  

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 2 hrs drive and 5 hrs trek.

Day 4

Trek to Dobato (3350m).

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 linger to a higher altitude, involving gradual climbing and stop at Haire (3137m) for lunch and 1 hour and a half takes as to Dobato (3350m). Where we have a splendid view of greenery and mountain stay in the lodge. Taking the memories and some snaps we spend overnight at Dobato.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 5

Trek to Shistibumg (3450m).

We will have an early morning wake up 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 lead towards Shistibumg.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 6

Trek to Kopra Ridge (3860m).

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. Spending plenty of time in the cliff and taking some photos we will come back to our camp around sunset. Overnight at Kopra Ridge.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 7

Trek to Swanta (2200m).

We today after breakfast, descend down to the river and a bit ascent through beautiful forest, a gradual day walk with a lush forest of rhododendron and occasional steep descent we will reach Swanta for Lunch on this day. As it is a bigger settlement and 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, it might be better to relax in a pool with hot water after descending from the trek. Note: After reaching Tatopani, you might trek from Ghorepani or Jomsom, but we must be confirmed from where to trek before starting our trip.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 8

Trek to Ghorepani (2820m).

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.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 9

Trek to Tikhedhunga (1640m)/hile (1590m).

We gradually move down through the stone-paved trail towards Ulleri. The trail goes through the middle of a dense forest and encounter with various species of indigenous flora and fauna is possible. 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, it might be tuff so take it slow and easy and we will stop at Tikhedhunga for overnight. We can continue to a village called Hile if you are willing to walk one more hour.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 10

Walk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (850m).

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 free around Pokhara.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 3 hrs hike and an hour drive

Day 11

Flight/ drive back to Kathmandu.

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

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs drive/ 30 min flight.

Day 12

Fly back to home town.

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

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Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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