Khopra Danda Trek - 12 Days

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Khopra Danda Trek
  • Maxium Altitude
  • Difficulty Level
  • Trekking Season
    March to May and September to November

The Khopra Danda Trek offers a less-traveled yet equally captivating alternative to the more popular treks in the Annapurna region. This trek is known for its panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, as well as the unique experience of staying at the Khopra Ridge community lodge. The trail takes you through lush forests, traditional villages, and alpine meadows, providing a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural exploration. The total distance covered during the Khopra Danda Trek is approximately 80 km.

The Khopra Danda Trek typically spans about 9-12 days, starting with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. From Pokhara, the journey begins with a drive to the trailhead, followed by an ascent through rhododendron forests and terraced fields. The trek continues through several traditional Gurung and Magar villages, offering a glimpse into the local lifestyle.

The best times to undertake the Khopra Danda Trek are from March to May and from September to November, when the weather is generally clear and dry, offering the best visibility.

The Khopra Danda Trek is a moderate trek that combines stunning mountain views with cultural immersion. Trekkers will experience the unique hospitality of the local communities, witness diverse flora and fauna, and enjoy the serene environment away from the more crowded trails.

Why Khopra Danda Trek?

The Khopra Danda Trek offers an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Annapurna region, providing a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural immersion.

Tips for Khopra Danda Trek

Trekking in the Annapurna region requires good physical fitness and proper acclimatization. The trek starts with a drive to the trailhead and follows a well-marked trail through diverse landscapes. Weather conditions can be unpredictable at high altitudes, so it’s essential to be prepared with suitable gear. Travel insurance covering high-altitude trekking in remote Himalayan regions is strongly recommended.

Travel Insurance

Please ensure you have adequate travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking in remote Himalayan regions like Nepal. This should include coverage for emergency evacuation and medical expenses.

Permits Required

Permits required for the Khopra Danda Trek include the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the TIMS card (Trekker’s Information Management System).

Mountain Treks Nepal

Mountain Treks Nepal welcomes you to join us for a meticulously planned Khopra Danda Trek. We offer various itineraries, including customizable options to suit your preferences.

Trip Highlights

– Panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

– Exploration of traditional Gurung and Magar villages.

– Opportunities to spot rare wildlife such as Himalayan thar and musk deer.

– Staying at the Khopra Ridge community lodge with breathtaking views.

– Visiting the sacred Khayer Lake, a high-altitude lake with spiritual significance.

Guaranteed Departures




11 Nights 12 Days

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    Detailed Itinerary

    Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1350m), you will be greeted by a representative from Mountain Treks Nepal who will assist with your transfer to the hotel. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure, preparing for the upcoming adventure.

    Depart Kathmandu and embark on a scenic drive to Pokhara (820m). This journey will take you through beautiful landscapes and traditional villages. Upon arrival in Pokhara, you can relax by the lakeside or explore the vibrant city.

    Start early and drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. From Nayapul, begin your trek with an ascent to Ghandruk (1940m), a beautiful Gurung village. Enjoy the traditional architecture and stunning views of the Annapurna range. Overnight in Ghandruk.

    Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani (2630m) through lush rhododendron forests. The trail offers excellent views of Machapuchare (Fishtail), Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli. Overnight in Tadapani.

    From Tadapani, continue trekking to Dobato (3420m). The trail takes you through dense forests and open meadows, with opportunities to spot wildlife along the way. Overnight in Dobato.

    Trek from Dobato to Khopra Danda (3660m), where you’ll stay at the community lodge. The ridge offers panoramic views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and Nilgiri. Overnight at Khopra Ridge.

    Today is dedicated to exploring Khopra Danda. You can take a day hike to Khayer Lake (4500m), a sacred lake with stunning surroundings. The hike provides an opportunity to immerse in the natural beauty and spiritual significance of the area. Overnight at Khopra Ridge.

    Begin your descent from Khopra Danda to Swanta Village (2270m). The trail offers beautiful views and passes through terraced fields and traditional settlements. Overnight in Swanta Village.

    Continue trekking from Swanta Village to Ghorepani (2860m), famous for its sunrise viewpoint at Poon Hill. Upon arrival, you can explore the village and prepare for the early morning hike. Overnight in Ghorepani.

    Wake up early for a hike to Poon Hill (3210m) to catch the sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. After returning to Ghorepani, trek down to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

    Depending on your preference, either drive or fly back to Kathmandu (1350m). Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure, allowing you to explore more of Kathmandu or do some last-minute shopping. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    On your final day in Nepal, you will have some free time depending on your flight schedule. A representative from Mountain Treks Nepal will transfer you to Tribhuwan International Airport for your departure. This marks the end of your unforgettable Khopra Danda Trek.

    Trip Includes

    • 12 days Trip, 9 of which included 3 meals a day.
    • Two night of accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • All trekking permits (Annapurna Conservation Area Project and TIMS).
    • Lodge accommodation during the trek.
    • Trekking with an English-speaking guide and a porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20 KG).
    • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
    • Two night of accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
    • Kathmandu Pokhara by Tourist bus both way.
    • Car for Nayapul both way.
    • Arrangement of emergency Helicopter Rescue which will be cover by your travel insurance company.
    • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffel bag – if Necessary (Need to returned after the trek).
    • Government and local tax
    • Farewell Dinner with culture show.

    Trip Excludes

    • Personal Travel Insurance.
    • Nepal entry visa.
    • International airfare.
    • Drinks (mineral water, Tea, coffee, whisky) or other snacks and any meals beside breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hot shower, charge etc.
    • Tips for Guide and potter.
    • Snacks and other personal expenses
    • Personal trekking equipment.
    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on the “Trip Includes” Section.

    4 Responses to Khopra Danda Trek

    • Minso

      khopra trek is Beautiful

      My recent Khopra Danda Trek with Mountain Treks Nepal was an unforgettable experience. The trek offered breathtaking views of the Annapurna region, from the majestic Dhaulagiri to the stunning Khopra Ridge.
      I would like to extend a special thanks to Mr. Bharat, the manager, for his excellent organization and for making sure everything ran smoothly throughout the trek. His professionalism and attention to detail were greatly appreciated.

      Equally important was our guide, Dipesh. His knowledge of the region and his friendly demeanor made the trek even more enjoyable. He was always patient, informative, and ensured our safety and well-being throughout the journey.

    • Dipesa l

      Best trekking Ever

      our trip to Khopra Danda Trek with Mountain Treks Nepal was an unforgettable experience. The trek offered breathtaking views of the Annapurna mountain range, including Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and others. I especially enjoyed the tranquility of the less-crowded trails and the chance to experience traditional villages and lush landscapes.

      A big thank you to Mr. Bharat, the manager, for his excellent organization and to our guide, Aryan, for his expertise and friendly demeanor. Their professionalism and attentiveness made the trek even more enjoyable.

    • Dichoseps

      Khopra trekking

      Overall, this trek with Mountain Treks Nepal was exceptional. Highly recommended for anyone seeking an adventurous and culturally rich Himalayan experience!

    • killomos

      Thanks to Mountain Treks Nepal, for Khopra Danda Trek experience!

      A huge thank you to Mountain Treks Nepal, especially Mr. Bharat and our guide Hari Bahadur, for an incredible Khopra Danda Trek experience!
      The Khopra Danda Trek offers a unique opportunity to explore the lesser-known trails of the Annapurna region. You’ll be away from the larger crowds, allowing for a more immersive experience in the stunning Himalayan beauty.
      The trek boasts breathtaking views of some of the world’s most impressive peaks, including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).
      The trail winds through traditional villages, showcasing the rich culture of the region. You’ll have the chance to interact with locals and learn about their way of life.
      From verdant forests and terraced fields to high alpine meadows and dramatic ridgelines, the Khopra Danda Trek offers a variety of stunning scenery.
      Mr. Bharat: His excellent management ensured a smooth and well-organized trek.
      Hari Bahadur: Our guide Hari Bahadur deserves high praise for his expertise, friendliness, and attentiveness. His knowledge of the region and passion for the mountains made the experience even more enjoyable

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