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Khopra Danda Trek - 9 Days

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  • Annapurna Region , Nepal
  • 9 Days
  • 4675m
Khopra Danda Trek

Khopra Danda Trek

Overview And Highlights

The Khopra danda trekking trail is one of the newly open trekking routes in Annapurna region and connected with Annapurna base camp, walking route separated from Tadapani to Khopra Hill or you can say Khayer Lake (Tal) treks path too.

You pass through Rhododendron forest, Himalayan Bamboo magnificent of Himalayapanorama which includes Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna (I, II, III and south), Hiunchuli, Machhauchhare, Lamjung Himal and Nilgiri.

every year very few people know about this trekking trail, it is perfect for those who want walk non touristic trekking route in Annapurna region,also Ghorepani Poon Hill provides you 360 Degree sunrise views of Panoramic Himalaya and Ghandruk is a charismatic village which is adorned by vibrant Buddhist monasteries and houses made by slate and stones.

If you are looking for the perfect 10 days-long trek and with great views, this trek is a great choice. It combines the best of what Nepal has to offer: amazing mountain views, pastoral villages, and rice fields layered on top of each other, descending down into the valley. The best part is that so few people know about it.

The route follows a local trail that takes you down into the valley north of Ghorepani, before climbing up another ridge, known as "Khopra Ridge". Certainly, one of the best short treks in Nepal.The Khopra Danda trek (also known as the Khopra Ridge trek) is a great alternative to the more popular (and more crowded) Ghorepani trek, taking you higher still to another great viewpoint of the Annapurnas.

Wake early morning for an amazing sunrise over Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas.Stay at a teahouse with one of Nepal's best panoramic views and Watch the yaks come to pasture.Descend through pastoral villages on your way down to Tatopani. To organize your trek to Khopra Danda, get in touch with Government Register local specialists in Nepal who can get everything organized for you.

Day to Day Itinerary

 Arrive in Kathmandu airport and transfer your Hotel


From Tribhuban International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon you will invite to visit our office for briefing about the each day program. Today you will receive your Annapurna Conservation Permits and TIMS.

 Fly or Private vehicle to Nayapul via Pokhara Trek to Tikhedhunga

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today after breakfast, you will take an early morning flight to Pokhara which will take about 35 minutes or private vehicle 6 hour. Upon reaching Pokhara you will take an hour’s drive to Nayapul which cover 42 km in car/jeep through the prosperous village of Lumley.As you reach Nayapul, your trek begins to Birethanti situated on the confluence of the Modi and Burundi Khola. You will then follow the main street going through bamboo forests and large waterfalls. In Birethanti you will verify your permits and walk towards Tikhedhunga through the bank of the river. You will continue your journey to Tikhedhunga passing through several small villages and settlements. Later you will ascend gently to the final destination of the day. Overnight at a tea house in Tikhedhunga.

Trek from Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast the trail slightly drops to Bank of the small river. From here 2 hour climbs uphill to Magar and Gurung settlement village of Ulleri, which is beautiful village placed in the middle of forest from where you can witness the magnificent Annapurna south and other snowy peaks and walking path dead you through Rhododendron  forest to Ghorepani via Nanggethati overnight at lodge

 Trek from Ghorepani to Upper Chistibung 5.5 Hour Trek

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today you will carry out the trek by following a verdant slope and traverse all through the meadow land with a number of herder’s hut and dzo grazing.You will then move towards the community lodge which will give you a new trekking experience.Overnight in a lodge in Upper Chistibung.

Trek from Upper   Chistibung to Khopra Danda 3.5 Hr Trek

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today after breakfast, you will head to reach the ridge at Khopra. You will embark on a steady climb that takes you above the treeline. The area is famous for wildlife, so you should keep your eyes open for Himalayan Thar and Danphe.The best way to tackle the climb is by ascending slowly. Take your own time and rest often. You will then reach the lodge on Kopra ridge and will get more awe-inspiring views of the mountain vistas.The amazing panorama includes Annapurna south towering directly above you at only 6 km away.Across the depth of the Kali Gandaki valley, the Dhaulagiri range completely dominates the western skyline.It takes about 3 hours to walk from Upper Chistibung to Khopra Danda. Overnight stay at a community lodge.

Rest Day in Khopra Danda and Day Trip to Khayer Lake

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

At the highest point of the trek, you can either enjoy a rest or hike up to Khayer Lake at 4675m. This return trip takes almost a full day. And since it is a remote area, you will have to carry water and some food. It will take about 5 hours to reach Khayer Lake which is a rarely visited sacred freshwater lake. With its altitude of 4675m, it is even higher than Annapurna Base Camp. You can spend some time exploring the Khayer Barahi temple area. And watch varieties of birds before you walk back to Khopra danda.

 Trek from Khopra danda to Tatopani 5 Hour Trek

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

From Khopra Danda it takes half a day to reach Tatopani. As you descend back down into the valley, you will pass through several typical villages and terraced farms.At Tatopani, you will find a built-up hot spring open to the public. Here you can take a hot bath and relax your muscles from the tiring walk. Overnight at a lodge in Tatopani.

  Drive from Tatopani to Kathmandu via Pokhara


From Tatopani, you will drive to Pokhara which is 104 km in a private jeep. This journey will take you 9 hours. Once you reach Pokhara, the remaining day you can explore and stroll nearby Phewa Lake and enjoy the serenity of the place and same time drive back to Kathmandu and transfer your hotel.

  Departure for your onwards flight.


After breakfast you will transfer your international flight for your home. You will say good bye for Nepal until return back to next time.

What Is Included ?

Cost Included on the package

  •     Airport pickup and drop by private car
  •     Two night 3* category Hotel in Kathmandu bed n breakfast
  •     Three  meals a (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  •     All accommodations during the trek.(Toilet will be outside from your room)
  •     Office paper works Annapurna Conservation park entry permit
  •      Trekking information management system (Tims) permit.
  •     Tourist Bus Kathmandu to Pokhara and  Kathmandu
  •     A helpful, knowledgeable, friendly,well English speaking  trained, government license holder guide With all his salary, food, drinks, insurance.
  •     A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people)
  •     Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  •     All government taxes and office expenses.
  •     Two night 3* Category hotel in pokhara  bed n breakfast
  •      Gift organic himalayan tea
  •     Trekking route map.


What Is Excluded?


  •     Nepal entry visa fee You need 4 passport size photos and $40 dollar
  •     International airfare/Your Travel insurance
  •     Lunch/ Dinner in Kathmandu/pokhara
  •     Tea/ coffee/bottles drinks/ Sweet things
  •     Hot shower/Camera’s battery charge during the trek

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Yes, you can get it in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. As you arrive to airport fill the form and proceed to the visa line. You have to pay 30US$ for 15 days of visa from the day of issue, 50US$ for 30days and 150US$ for 90 days of tourist visa. For this you have to bring two passport size photos.

There are enough airline companies operating daily flights from Middle East of Kathmandu. Kathmandu only has got only international airport in Nepal.

For coming to Nepal you should have both medical and Rescue evacuation insurance. Yes you can get it here, but we recommend purchasing it in your country itself.

In Nepal it rains a lot between Junes to August. You too can enjoy great treks during this period of year in rain shadow region. But if you planning for more popular trek autumn through spring is the best time.

Nepal has modern banking facilities having branches of some international bank.  Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as American Express, Visa and Master card are accepted. Nepal also has ATM facilities.

We suggest you to book your trip in advance to avoid the disappointment. We too will make an effort to accommodate last minute bookings.

Yes, our agency representative will pick you from airport. We will be displaying our placard of Adventure Nepal Eco Treks with your name on it.

This depends on the destination you will be at. However our trip profile will give you information about how to budget form additional meals, optional excursions and extra expenses that might occur in any specific trip.

Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home town. But domestic flight ticket will be included in our package. Other help like river rafting, city guided tour, mountain flight, jungle safari will be provided according to your necessities.

It depends; if you’re comparatively fit and enjoy walking then you will definitely find a trekking route to suite you. Obviously shorter trek are easier and longer ones require a better standard of fitness. If you want to go somewhere then we are ready to tailor the tour for you as you can choose the pace.

If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should do long day hikes at your home.

Completely, we assure the safety and security of the women travelling with us. We will give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking.

Permit is not required for trekking in Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and some other regions. However, conservation permits or National park permits are required. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal where trekking permits are required.

All the meals are prepared with high standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetables are soaked in iodine before preparation. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

All of our guides are trained with first aid and have basic idea about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

You need to pay 20% of total price as advance deposit to conform reservation before arriving to Nepal. Rest of the payment can be paid after arrival day in Kathmandu Nepal

You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

In the way in many villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephones from where you can make international calls.

Yes our company insures all of our trekking staff including guide, cook, Sherpa and porters.

Additional Information

(1)Comfortable hiking boots/Socks

(2)Trekking poles


(4)Water bottle

(5)First-aid kit

(6)Water purification drops or taps late

(7)Down jacket

(8)Sleeping bag


(10)Full fingers gloves




(14)Thermal cap

(15)Duffel Bag or back pack

Trip Reviews (1)

Absolutely loved the Khopra danda trekking picked up from our hotel; we walked to the next one to collect the others on the trekking, nice way to see some of the streets and other hotels. The trekking was great from start to finish, great trekking guide great views of the panoramic Himalaya and places to visit and lots of time to see everything because we did 10 days trekking from Nayapul to Ghorepani and continue trekking to Khopra hill or some people said Khayer lake trekking as well.  If you are looking off- the- beaten trekking this is one of the best choices for you to explore in Nepal Himalaya

superb trekking!! best guide Kumar

15th Mar, 2022

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