Khopra Danda trek offers the perfect option for trekking in one of the most illustrious trekking regions in Nepal– Annapurna region, with an off-the-beaten-trail experience. This trail is a newly opened one and is an alternative to the more crowded and commercial Ghorepani Poonhill trek. This trek presents travelers with all that Nepal has to offer including breath-taking mountains peaks, green hills, rice fields, and cultural villages along the route. Relishing the cultural ambiance along the trek, you will be continually accompanied by the Annapurna Mountains throughout the journey.
The trek also covers various fascinating locations in addition to the Khopra ridge, such as the mesmerizing lake city of Pokhara, beautiful Ulleri village, the breathtaking sacred Khayer Lake and Bhrama temple. The trek is possible during most of the year as the trail does not climb to a very high altitude and the most parts of the trail get a lot of sunshine throughout the year. It is the perfect trek incorporating superb mountain scenery, wilderness, landscape and classic trekking adventure in the Himalayas without the crowd of tourists. Khopra Danda Trek offers an amazing view of majestic mountain peaks throughout the journey. Khopra Ridge is one the best viewpoints and glorious views of Mt. Dhaulagiri(8167m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Mt. Fishtail (6997m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6983m), and Annapurna range can be observed.Walking on the less touristic and peaceful trail along beautiful meadows and forests, with a backdrop of stunning peaks will surely make you feel closer to nature. This short and adventurous trek is also ideal for experiencing different cultures in several ancient villages inhabited by ethnic groups like Gurung, Magar, Brahmin, Chhetri, and others. Since the area is less touristic, more authentic and unchanged cultural practices and lifestyle of the people can be explored.
Khopra Danda Trek is the perfect choice for a thrilling adventure in the Annapurna region, without having to exhaust our bodies a lot, all while enjoying the spectacular landscapes, majestic mountain peaks and immersing in the unique culture, customs and hospitality of the locals. So, join Corporate Adventure Treks to make it your next adventure for gathering experiences to last a lifetime.
After your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be received by our company representative and transferred to the selected hotel. Welcome dinner is held in the hotel and a short brief about your trip is given. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Duration: 7-8 hours drive
We will drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes around 7 hours by tourist bus. En route, we can see the panoramic view of Ganesh Himal, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu and most of the Annapurna Himalayan Range as well as Trishuli and Marsayangdi Rivers. Once we reach the beautiful town of Pokhara, we can see a close-up view of the Annapurna Range and enjoy the stunning lakeside, its fresh air, and peaceful environment. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.
Duration: 1 hours drive and 4 hours trek
The first day of our trek will start with breakfast and a half-an-hour drive to Nayapul. From there, we trek for around 20 minutes to Birethanti where we have to show our trekking permit and TIMS in the National Park Office. Then, we head towards Tikhedhunga passing various villages and rivers like Burundi Khola and Sudame. Overnight stay at Tikhedhunga.
Duration: 5-6 hours trek
We trek uphill to reach the village of Ulleri which has the settlement of Magar and Gurung community. Ulleri is a beautiful village in the middle of the forest offering stunning views of Annapurna South and other peaks. We move further to Nangethanti and trekking through rhododendron forests, we reach Ghorepani. The Gurung village is a famous stop and offers great hospitality to its visitors. Overnight stay at Ghorepani.
Duration: 5-6 hours trek
The day starts with a hike to Poon Hill viewpoint, regarded as one of the bests to view the Himalayas, where you witness the glorious sunrise over the mountains in the Annapurna region. After the sightseeing, we descend back to Ghorepani. From Ghorepani, we will start our trek to the village of Chistibang through beautiful dense rhododendron forest. En route, we can witness stunning mountains in the Annapurna massif. Passing Chitre, we pass Ghar Khola and reach Swanta. Further ahead, crossing Dhasra Khola, Upper Chistibang is a short walk ahead. Stay overnight at Upper Chistibang.
Duration: 3-4 hours trek
From Upper Chistibang, we ascend steadily through alpine meadows and pastures to reach the Khopra ridge from where we can see the mesmerizing panorama of Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Nilgiri (6441m), Fishtail (6997m), and other snowy peaks. En route, we may come across some animals and plenty of floral attractions. Overnight stay at Khopra Danda.
Duration: 7-8 hours day hiking
On this day, we won’t move ahead on our trail but take a day trip to the beautiful Khayer Lake. We will leave early in the morning to Khayer Lake passing some breathtaking views along the way. Khopra Lake, along with the Brahma Temple, is one of the highest lakes at an altitude of 4620m. The day will also be filled with spectacular vistas that will make the trip more memorable. Overnight stay at Khopra Danda.
Duration: 4-5 hours trek
On the last day of the trek, we will descend to Tatopani which will take us 4-5 hours. From Khopra Danda, we make a gradual descent to reach Tatopani. On the way, we Chitre and cross Kali Gandaki River to arrive at Tatopani.At Tatopani, we can enjoy the natural hot spring which is believed to cure diseases.Overnight stay at Tatopani.
Duration: 4 hours drive
From Tatopani, we will take a short but scenic drive to the beautiful city of Pokhara, where we can enjoy the day exploring the city. The valley, also dubbed as ‘the City of Lakes’, offers plenty of attractions to spend the day. In the evening, we can enjoy the lively Lakeside area. Stay overnight at Pokhara.
Duration: 30 minutes by flight
We take a 30 min morning flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu over lush forests, fields, and villages with the stunning panorama of the Himalayas. On arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping or sightseeing during the remaining time. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Our representative will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport approximately 3 hours before your flight schedule. We certainly hope that you enjoyed the Khopra Danda Trek and look forward to seeing you for another adventure soon.