| Trek Grade:
|Flight, Bus, Jeep, Van
| Best Season:
|Oct to Dec, Feb to May
| Trekking Style:
| Group Size:
|Min 2 to Max 12Pax
Explore Khopra Danda Trek in Nepal with Above & Beyond Trekking!
Are you ready to discover one of Nepal's best-kept secrets? Join us on the Khopra Danda
Trek, meticulously crafted by Above & Beyond Trekking, for an unparalleled adventure.
Trek through untouched wilderness, witness breathtaking vistas, and experience the
cultural richness of the Khopra region.
Why Choose Khopra Danda Trek in Nepal?
1. Spectacular Mountain Views:
Prepare to be captivated by the awe-inspiring panoramas of
the Himalayan peaks as you trek the Khopra Danda. From the majestic Annapurna and
Dhaulagiri ranges to the iconic Machhapuchhre, the scenery is nothing short of
breathtaking at every step.
2. Off-the-Beaten-Path Experience:
Escape the crowds and immerse yourself in the
tranquility of the Khopra Danda Trek. Unlike some of the more popular trekking routes
in Nepal, this hidden gem offers a peaceful and secluded journey through remote
villages and pristine landscapes.
3. Cultural Immersion:
Delve into the rich culture and traditions of the Khopra region
as you trek through traditional villages along the trail. Interact with friendly locals,
visit ancient monasteries, and learn about the unique way of life of the indigenous
4. Varied Landscapes:
The Khopra Danda Trek takes you through a diverse range of
landscapes, from lush forests and rhododendron-filled valleys to high alpine meadows
and rugged mountain terrain. Each day brings new adventures and breathtaking scenery
5. Expert Guided Experience:
Our team of experienced guides is committed to ensuring your
safety, comfort, and enjoyment throughout the trek. With their intimate knowledge of the
region and unwavering dedication to your experience, you can rest assured that you're
in good hands every step of the way.
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adventure with Above & Beyond Trekking and embark on an extraordinary expedition through
the heart of the Himalayas!
+ Remote villages and cultural encounters
+ Dense rhododendron forests
+ Unparalleled views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges
+ Khayer Lake and sacred Khayer Barahi Temple
+ Homestays in local villages
+ Participating in traditional ceremonies and rituals
+ Interacting with warm-hearted locals
+ Waterfalls and streams
+ Alpine meadows with grazing yaks
Khopra Danda Trek Itinerary
DAY 1 - Welcome to Kathmandu!
Welcome to Kathmandu, the lovely and historic capital of Nepal! We'll be at the airport waiting for you when you step off the plane, ready to transfer you to your hotel. You've had a long flight, so get some rest: your adventure begins tomorrow!
DAY 2 - Kathmandu to Pokhara and Ghandruk
Drive time: 1 hour
Walking time: 3 hours
Flight time: 25 Min
We fly to Pokhara early in the morning. We can catch amazing views of the Himalayas from the right side of our airplane. Upon our arrival in Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, the five peaks of Annapurna and others. Later, we drive to Syauli Bazaar and start the trek to Ghandruk. The village is a major recruitment centre for the famous Gurkha soldiers and is the hub of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, which promotes many varied ecological projects.
DAY 3 - Ghandruk to Tadapani
Walking time: 3-4 hours
We'll be doing some steep climbing today, although not terribly much of it. The path of ascent is a scenic one, winding through forests of magnolia and rhododendron. In flowering season, the sights and scents are absolutely amazing! If you keep your eyes peeled, you'll catch sight of the Nepal gray langur monkey chirping at his peers as he passes through the treetops overhead! Tadapani is a major stopping point on the Annapurna trekking circuit, featuring stunning views of Annapurna II, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machapuchare, the famed "Fish Tail" peak.
DAY 4 - Tadapani to Dobato
Walking time: 6 hours
After Tadapani we leave the main trail and for the next five days we will walk in a more remote area of the Annapurna region. On our trek today we get to appreciate the diverse flora and fauna of the region and of course the magnificent view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna South. Trekking in a relatively easy trail we reach Dobato which is dominated by the excellent view of the Annapurna South. Overnight in Dobato.
DAY 5 - Dobato to Chistibung
Walking time: 5-6 hours
After breakfast, we descend through open ground and beautiful forest to reach the pastures of Lower Chistibung. Next, we ascend gradually through a forest before reaching Upper Chistibung which is a temporary herder's settlement. If you're lucky, you might even spot the colorful Lophophorus (Danphe), the national bird of Nepal, as well as Himalayan thar on the grassy ridge high above the trail.
DAY 6 - Chistibung to Khopra Ridge 'Danda'
Walking time: 3-4 hours
We embark on a steady climb above the tree line through alpine meadows and pastures to reach Khopra. As we approach Khopra Ridge, we see the tip of Annapurna South. Upon reaching Khopra we go for a short walk down Khopra Ridge to a viewpoint overlooking Kali Gandaki river far below in this deep valley. From Khopra we also admire the stunning mountain panorama including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Annapurna South. Overnight in Khopra.
DAY 7 - Khopra: Day tour of Khayar Lake
Walking time: 8 hours
We begin trekking from around six in the morning towards the Kaire Lake from where we attain excellent views of the Fang and surrounding mountains. Considered to be a sacred lake by the Hindus, it is believed that bathing in the lake will help attain Nirvana. As Hinduism and Buddhism are intricately related in Nepal, we can even see a number of Hindu and Buddhist shrines on the lakeside. For those of us who do not want to walk all the way to the lake, a half day walk from Khopra can also be arranged. We have packed lunch today. Overnight in Khopra Ridge.
DAY 8 - Khopra to Swanta Village
Walking time: 6 hours
From Khopra Ridge we descend off the hillside and continue downhill on a steep trail. Along the way we get more views of Mount Dhaulagiri with the mountain providing a lovely backdrop to the terraced fields and traditional houses in the nearby villages. Overnight in Swanta village.
DAY 9 - Swanta Vaillge to Ulleri via Ghorepani
Altitude: 2,050 m/6,725ft
Walking time: 6 hours
From Swanta we descend through the village fields to a small river and take a quick look at the local water mill. From here we cross the suspension bridge and head upwards to the village of Chittre, where we'll join the main trekking trail at Ghorepani. After Ghorepani we descend through rhododendron forest to Ulleri where we stay the night.
DAY 10 - Ulleri to Nayapul and Pokhara
Walking time: 4 hours
Drive time: 1 hour
On our way to Nayapul, we get to enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal.
Our trek will end at Nayapul where we board our vehicle to Pokhara, the beautiful lake city.
Even from the city we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas
including Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,156m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m), the five
peaks of Annapurna and others. We check-in to our hotel and take a rest. We may also stroll in the streets of Pokhara and just enjoy being in one of the most beautiful cities of Nepal. Overnight in Pokhara.
DAY 11 - Sightseeing Tours in Pokhara, Fly to Kathmandu
We leave our hotel early in the morning to visit the Shanti Stupa, a Buddhist
Stupa ranked as the top second attraction in Pokhara by TripAdvisor. While here,
we enjoy amazing view of the sun as it rises from the mighty Himalayas.
We fly to Kathmandu in the late
afternoon. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will
have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.
DAY 12 - Kathmandu: Departure Day
After breakfast at your hotel, there'll be a last bit of time to return any rental equipment,
pick up souvenirs, and grab your things. We'll get you to the airport for your flight home with time
What is Included?
All airport transfers from arrival to departure
Private, round-trip land transportation between Pokhara and Nayapul
Teahouse and community lodge accommodation and three meals a day while trekking
One night of delux accommodation with breakfast in Pokhara
Sightseeing Tours in Pokhara
Domestic flights (Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu as per itinerary)
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP Permit, TIMS)
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide
Necessary porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Respective region (Annapurna) trekking map
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, food and accommodation
All government and local taxes
What is Not Included?
Nepal entry Visa fees
Your travel insurance (compulsory)
International airfare and airport tax
Hotels in Kathmandu (if you need this service we are happy to help you booking
your hotels as per your requirements.)
Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu (if you need this service we can help you as
per your requirements)
Tips for trekking staff
Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, beverage drinks, desserts, laundry etc.
Any other expenses which are not mentioned on the service included section.
Proof of travel insurance is mandatory before starting the trek. Standard policies often only cover medical evacuation to 4000m so make sure the policy you get covers up to 6000m. We usually suggest World Nomads which costs around $125. You only need to be covered on the policy for the days you will actually be trekking.
Extra Costs and Exclusions
Nepal multiple entry visa 30 days ($50 USD).
Sleeping Bag Rental $12 and Down Jacket $12 if needed.
All the meals are included on the trek but we only include breakfast while you are in Pokhara.
We suggest a tip for the guide and porter after the trek - Plan on a at least $80 (more will be appreciated).
We don't include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle).
The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few for around $4 and charging costs about $1.50 an hour.
Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc. You are responsible for extra hotel nights ($30/night) and meals in Kathmandu for any extra days in Nepal due to flight delays.
We generally don't charge solo travelers any extra fees. Solo travelers can expect their own hotel room in Kathmandu but will need to share a room with other group members during the trek. If availability allows we will arrange private rooms on the trek as well upon request.
If you are a solo travelers and planning and not joining one of our
group treks you will be charged an extra $20 a day for a porter.
We understand things happen and plans change and will refund your fund minus
a 25% cancelation fee. If your travel dates change we can
generally reschedule you at no extra charge, but please provide at least
7 days advance notice.
* Sun hat or scarf
* Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
* Head torch
* Cotton t-shirts or thermals
* Fleece jacket
* Waterproof jacket
* Down jacket
* Lightweight cotton pants (long)
* Waterproof pants
* Thin inner socks
* Thick, warm wool hiking socks
* Comfortable hiking boots
* Sleeping bag rated to 0°C
* Trekking bag/duffel bag
* Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
* Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
* Water bottle or camel bag