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12 Days Khopra Danda Trek

Background Khopra Danda Trek is a welcoming trek in the southern foothills of the Annapurna ranges. The trek is an […]

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  • trip code

  • group-size

    2 pax person

  • duration

    13 days/12 nights

  • country

    Nepal

  • maximum attitude

    4,660 mm

  • fitness level

    Healthy

  • start from

    Kathmandu

  • ends at

    Kathmandu

  • meal Accomodation

    Tea-house/Lodges

Background
Khopra Danda Trek is a welcoming trek in the southern foothills of the Annapurna ranges. The trek is an alternative route to the treks around the beautiful Ghorepani-Poon Hill-Ghandruk areas of the Annapurna region. The trek takes you to the beautiful Khayer Lake with an amazing view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Passing through the Annapurna Conservation Area, the trek is one of the easiest ones in the region. In addition to the natural beauty, you will also visit the charming Gurung villages, and learn their culture and lifestyle on this trek. 


Khopra Danda Trek is a 12-day-long trip and it begins with your arrival in Kathmandu. From Kathmandu, you head to Pokhara and then drive to Nayapul from where the trekking starts. The first destination on the trek is Ghandruk which is a beautiful Gurung village with a great view of Annapurna (8091m) and Machhapuchhre (6997m). From Ghandruk, we take the main trekking route to Tadapani and then to Dobato from where the trail deviates to Upper Chistibung. From here, we make it to our destination in Khopra Ridge. After enjoying the sunrise view from Khopra Ridge and exploring the Khayer Lake, we head to Ghorepani passing Swanta village on the way. From Ghorepani, you hike up to Poon Hill the next morning for another sunrise view over Annapurna Range. Afterward, you trek down to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara. The trip comes to an end once you leave Pokhara and head back to Kathmandu. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons are the best to travel as the trails will be decorated by the blooms of springtime. Throughout the trip, you will witness the wonderful village life and experience the culture of the Gurung and Magar communities.

Miteri Nepal is your professional and seasoned travel partner who will ensure you the best trekking experience. Our well-trained and veteran staff will make sure you know what you are getting into. You will have a guide who will be with you every step of the way and help you better understand the destinations on the trek.

Trip Facts 

Geography : Hills/Mountains

Location : Kaski

Level of Difficulty : Moderate

Duration of Trek : 12 days

Max Altitude : 4660m

Religions : Buddhist/Hindu

Ethnic People : Gurung/Magar

Accommodation : Teahouses/Lodges

Transportation : Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

Minimum Pax : 2

Trip Highlights: 

  • Close up view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges 
  • Walkthrough the picturesque villages and experience the lifestyle of Gurung and Magar communities 
  • Trek through beautiful forests laden with rhododendron and magnolia trees 
  • A mix of well-established trails and unique destinations.
  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)

    You will arrive in Kathmandu and you will be welcome by the hills and clusters of houses. You will be picked up from Tribhuvan International Airport and escorted to your hotel by a company representative. After settling in at the hotel, you have the rest of the day to explore the city.

  • Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) Drive/Fly: 6hr/30min

    You have two options to get to Pokhara from Kathmandu. You can either drive to Pokhara through the winding highway or opt for a 30-minute scenic flight to Pokhara. If you fly, you can explore Pokhara for the remainder of the day. Later, you can hike up to the Peace Pagoda in the evening which offers wonderful views of the Annapurna range. Alternatively, you can also go boating in Phewa Lake or visit Mahendra Cave. 

  • Day 3: Pokhara to Ghandruk (1940m) [Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1.5 Hours) & Trek to Ghandruk (5 hours)]

    First, we will drive from Pokhara and head towards Nayapul. Leaving the suburbs of Nayapul, we soon arrive at Kimche. From here, the path ascends on stone-paved steps that explore the dense forests. As you climb up, you get a glimpse of Annapurna Range. You arrive at Ghandruk, a charming Gurung village with close up view of Annapurna (8091m) and Machhapuchhre (6997m). 

  • Day 4: Ghandruk to Tadapani (2710m): 3 hours

    We traverse higher and deeper into the region as we leave Ghandruk and make our way to Tadapani. The forests are dense and are laden with subtropical and coniferous vegetation including rhododendron. You continue to catch glimpse of Annapurna (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), and Hiunchuli (6441m). The trail on this day is easy going and continues with a gradual ascent. 

  • Day 5: Tadapani to Dobato (3350m):5 hours

    Your trek will divert from the main trail of Annapurna Sanctuary. The trek goes through the thick vegetation of Rhododendron trees and, occasionally, opens up into small meadows. After approximately 4.5 to 5 hours, you arrive at Dobato. It is not a tiring trek and if you wish to you may continue to Muldai viewpoint (30 minutes up from Dobato). From the viewpoint, you can enjoy the panorama of Machhapuchhre (6997m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), and Annapurna (8091m) amongst others. 

     

  • Day 6: Dobato to Upper Chistibung (2975m): 5 Hours

    Today, we will mostly be descending and heads further west. The trek begins with mostly level grounds before going uphill and down. Soon, you will arrive at Bayeli Kharka, grazing land for cattle, with a clear view of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m). After three more hours of walking from Bayeli Kharka, you come across a cluster of private lodges of Chistibung. You trek further to get to Upper Chistibung to spend the night. 

  • Day 7: Upper Chistibung to Khopra Ridge (3660m): 4 Hours

    The trek up to Khopra Ridge is relatively easy. With a pleasant ascent with a few steep climbs, you will arrive at your destination. En route, you may also be able to spot the national bird of Nepal- Danphe (Impeyan Pheasant). From the top of the Khopra Ridge, you can relish the Dhaulagiri range, Nilgiri (7061m), Baraha Shikhar (7647m), and Annapurna range amongst many others.

  • Day 8: Khopra Rest

    Today is both a rest and exploration day. You can walk to Khayer Lake at 4,660m. From Khopra, you will walk uphill through the side of the hills. The final stretch of the trail is marked by stone-paved stones leading right up to the Lake. The lake sits in a valley with Annapurna’s South face (8091m) towers on the backdrop. After exploring around the lake, you walk back down to Khopra ridge for an overnight stay.  

  • Day 9: Khopra Danda to Swanta (2214m): 6 Hours

    After breakfast, we descend to Chistibung. The route waves around the dense forest of bamboo, oak, rhododendron, and hemlock, terraced agricultural fields and traditional Gurung settlements.  From Rat mate, the up and down trend continues to Swanta which is a beautiful Magar village. The village has houses scattered across the hill slopes with terraced farmlands while the view of Dhaulagiri (8167m) dominates the background. 

     

  • Day10: Swanta to Ghorepani (2880m): 6 Hours

    We descend through the terraced fields of Swanta leading up to the Dhasta Khore River. We cross the river and continue to trek southeast. Then, we continue along with the dense forests to Ghorepani with the views of the Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Annapurna ranges sitting across each other. Ghorepani is another charming Gurung village and a popular rest stop for trekkers.

     

  • Day 11: Morning Hike to Poon Hill (3210m) 1 hour: Back to Nayapul (4 Hours) & Drive Back to Pokhara (820m) 1.5 Hrs

    Today, you wake up early and take a short hike up to Poon Hill. From the top, you catch a magnificent view of the entire Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Range along with Hiunchuli (6441m), Nilgiri (7061m), Lamjung Himal (6983m), and Machhapuchhre (6997m). We trek down to Ghorepani, collect our luggage and head back down to Nayapul. From here, we drive to Pokhara. In Pokhara, you can spend the day exploring the famous attractions including Bat Cave, Mahendra Cave, Davis Falls, and Tal Barahi Temple among others. 

  • Day 12: Drive  back to Kathmandu (30min/6hr)

    After breakfast we will drive back to Kathmandu. We bid farewell and wish you the best on your Next Journey. Company staff will accompany you to your accommodation in Kathmandu.

  • Day 13: Departure 

    As per your flight schadule our representative from Miteri Nepal International trekking Pvt.Ltd will transfer you to the airpor for your fligh to your home country .

whats included

        • 3 Nights Accommodation on Twin sharing room on BB basis in Kathmandu and Pokhara Parts
        • All airport pick up and drop
        • Transportation from Kathmandu —Pokhara -Kathmandu on Tourist and private according to choice of budget
        • Trekking Guide his wages /Food  and insurance
        • Tims and conservation permits
        • Pokhara-Nayapool-Pokhara Transportation
        • All breakfast /Lunch and dinner during  Trekking
        • Minor first Aid
        • Farewell dinner in Nepal live culture show
        • Arrange of rescue evocation but payment have to done by self
        • Duffel bag
        • Down jacket and sleeping Bag if necessary on return Basis
        • All government taxes and vat
        • Service charges

whats Excluded

        • Airfare of Home-Kathmandu-Home back
        • Nepal Entry Visa fee
        • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu  and Pokhara Parts
        • Insurance of any kind
        • Porter if require
        • Tips to guide and driver
        • Trekking Clothes and Gears
        • STD/ISTD/Recharge card /Sim card /Laundry /Tea /Coffee /Beverages etc
        • Cost raise due to Natural /Health and Political disturbances
        • Cost which are not mentioned in above

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