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Khopra Danda Trek

Trip Level
Moderate
Destination
Nepal
Max Altitude
4660 meter
Trip Duration
13 Days

Overview

The Khopra Danda Trekking is one of the awesome rural trek newly opened in Annapurna region. This trek is suitable for all kinds of trekkers. The way to khopra trek diverts from the main trekking trail of Ghorepani.The Khopra Ridge is located away from the busier trails of Annapurna region but provides equally remarkable views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fang and Nilgiri. Another attraction of our trek is the holy Kayer Lake which is also called Kaire Lake, which requires a little wandering away from the Kopra Ridge.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) and hotel transfer

  • Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (820 m)  6-7 hours drive

  • Day 03: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk-1940m

  • Day 04: Trek to Tadapani-2610m

  • Day 05: Trek to Bayeli-3450m

  • Day 06: Trek to Chistibang-3026m

  • Day 07: Trek to Khopra Danda-3640m

  • Day 08: Excursion to Khayer Lake-4660m

  • Day 09: Trek to Chitre-2200m

  • Day 10: Trek to Ghorepani-2855m

  • Day 11: Excursion to Poonhill -3210m and trek back to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

  • Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu

  • Day 13: Departure from Kathmandu

Detailed Itinerary


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) and hotel transfer

A representative  from Yala Adventure will welcome at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer us to Hotel.t As we are leaving next day to Pokhara we will be trip briefing and dinner program in Kathmandu today evening.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (820 m)  6-7 hours drive
After breakfast in Kathmandu our journey is going to be a very pleasant one along the Trisuli River up till Muglin. You will have your breakfast and lunch on your way to Pokhara. After almost 6 hours road travel, we will reach Pokhara the Lake of the city called Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk-1940m
After  breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Nayapul for about 1 hour.
You will be walking for about half an hour until you reach Birethanti. Then crossing suspansion bridge over Modi Khola/ river, you will be heading towards the beautiful village of Ghandruk . Ghandruk is one of the old village resided by the Gurung’s settlement in Nepal. Overnight at a lodge.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 04: Trek to Tadapani-2610m
As soon as you wake up your whole day gets brightened up by the beautiful view of the sunrise over the gigantic mountains from the hotel itself. After having your breakfast, you will start the trekking towards Tadapani. You will be following the trail alongside the forest, ups and down the small hills. Tadapani is also one of the best places to view the Himalayas. Overnight at a lodge .

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 05: Trek to Bayeli-3450m
Today, you will be taking a secondary trekking route that leads you to the Khopra valley. You will be walking past the beautiful rhododendron forests. While on the way, you might as well get a glimpse of the Annapurna range. The trail starts to ascend above the tree line and follows a ridge to Deurali (small pass) and then continues up to Bayeli Kharka a beautiful place that sits in the middle of rhododendron forest. Overnight at a lodge in Bayeli.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 06: Trek to Chistibang-3026m
Today, you will be trekking through the grassy slope lands through the pasture lands where you might see the herders on the way. After walking for a few hours, you will reach a beautiful village of Chistibung. Overnight at a lodge at Chistibung.

Day 07: Trek to Khopra Danda-3640m
From Upper Chistibung lodge there is a steady ascent through alpine meadows and pastures then as one approaches Kopra Ridge one sees the tip of Annapurna South. However it is only on arrival at Kopra community lodge that the full panorama is revealed: Mount Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Fang and Annapurna South can all be seen. After lunch, it is well worth going for a short walk down Kopra Ridge to a viewpoint overlooking Kali Gandaki river far below in this deep valley. Khopra danda is situated in 3660m it is main destiny of the trek from where visitor can see panoramic, outstanding and breathtaking mountains view as Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6800m), Nilgiri (6600m), Annapurna I (8091m) close view Annapurna South face (7219m), Hiuchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Annapurna II (7937m) and Manaslu(8163m) etc. Overnight at a lodge.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 08: Excursion to Khayer Lake-4660m
Today is the day for the excursion to the beautiful Khair Lake (4600m) however it requires a good fitness level as you might have to trek for 9-10 hours. Khair Lake is also one of the pilgrimage sites for the Hindus as many people visit the site during the festival that occurs on Janaipurnima which generally lies in July or August as per the Georgian calendar. Overnight at a lodg.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 09: Trek to Chitre-2200m
Today you start the day trekking through the small trail through the ridge of a hillside. You shall descend following the same trail while reaching Khopra danda till Chistibung than we will ascend towards Swanta. The trail further leads to a small village of Chitre crossing the suspension bridge. Overnight at a lodge.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 10: Trek to Ghorepani-2855m
Today is the shortest day of trekking as you might have to walk for only 3 hours to reach Ghorepani. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the village or even resting as tomorrow is going to be a long trekking day. As you start walking through Chitre, you will be ascending through the stone steps to Ghorepani. Overnight at a lodge.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 11: Excursion to Poonhill -3210m and trek back to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara
Today is the longest day of the trek. Early in the morning, you will take an uphill trek towards the viewpoint of Poon Hill. It is the perfect place to view the sunrise over the snow-capped Himalayas.  You will be retracing your steps back to Ghorepani for a quick breakfast. Then you will be heading back to Nayapul via Ulleri and drive to Pokhara for overnight.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch
 
Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu
You will return to Kathmandu from Pokhara by the private vehicle.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 13: Departure from Kathmandu
Free till departure. Our representative will picks up from hotel and transfer to Airport for the departure flight.

Cost Details

    • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Kathmandu by private vehicle
    • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara including breakfast
    • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking period in the lodges/restaurents
    • Surface Transport to and from Kathmandu by private vehicle
    • Twin sharing acommodation at the tea house/community lodges
    • An experience guide and one trekking helper between 2 persons
    • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available) when required
    • All required special trekking permits and conservation fees
    • All government taxes and our service charges
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Your Travel insurance
    • Any International and Domestic airfare and taxes
    • Nepal entry visa fee (available at Kathmandu airport on arrival)
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver (tipping is expected but not mandatory)
    • All kind drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic)
    • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone calls and internet service.
    • Personal trekking Equipments.
    • Any others expenses not mentioned on package Includes section

Equipments Checklist


Clothing
    Warm jacket or down jacket
    Water and windproof jacket, poncho or umbrella
    Long sleeved synthetic fleece
    Thermal underwear
    Hat, pair of gloves and scarf
    Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
    Shorts and trousers, or skirt
    2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
    2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
    Proper hiking boots
    Running shoes and flip-flops
    T-shirts

During winter season, additional clothings may include:
    The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
    Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
    Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
    Snow gaitors

Trekking Gear
    Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
    Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
    Map of the trekking area
    Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
    Sleeping bag and silk liner
    Water bottles

Miscellaneous
    Toiletries
    A small light weight and quick drying towel
    Bar of soap
    Sunscreen (at least SPF +20)
    Earplugs
    Insect repellants (for lower elevations)
    First aid kid
    Water purification tables or a water filter
    Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)
    Toilet paper

Optional items
    Camera, battery etc
    Altimeter
    Compass
    Binoculars
    Books/magazines
    Trekking poles
    GPS unit
    Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
    Sewing/repair kit
    Pocket knife
    Candles (for lodges)
    Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen

Camping

    Tent
    Stove and fuel
    Cooking, eating and drinking utensils
    Sleeping mat
    Food and water (for the very remote trekking areas)

Departure Dates

No fixed departures.