Khopra Danda Trek- 15 days

Trip Overview

Khopra Danda Trek perfectly suits to those who are looking for a moderate type of trek along the off-the-beaten trail than the crowed regular trekking routes in the Annapurna region. Khopra Danda Trek follows a natural trekking route officially opened only a couple of years back. While moving on a lonely path, the trek offers you magnificent views of various mountains in the Annapurna region. The ultimate point of Trek Khorpa Danda is a fantastic viewpoint that provides a panoramic view of the area.

The trek offers you amazing views of the range of Annapurnas and other mountains such as Dhaulagiri (8167m), Himchuli (6441m). Most of the tea houses you stay along the route offers you the dazzling view of mountains with comfortable lodging and delicious food. Besides, rhododendron forest and other vegetation offer you picturesque views during the trek, especially in the spring season. Besides, the region is a habitat of different endangered species. Besides natural beauty, the area is a perfect example of social harmony as people of various social groups such as Gurung, Magar, Chhetri including other reside in this area with harmony. You will be allured by the hospitality and the culture of these tribes. The terraced paddy field offers you picturesque views. Besides, hot water spring on the route is another characteristic of the trek. Hike to Khayer Lake, a sacred lake, located at the foot of Annapurna South, takes you to the world of tranquility where you can also enjoy the different mountain geography.

Hence, this is one of the best short virgin trekking trails in the region; embarking on this trek, you will cover all the features of Annapurna region including Mountains, alpine woods, different topography along with the local culture and tradition. Our government certified, trained guide accompany you the entire trip ensuring your safety and happiness during the trek.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1    Arrival in Kathmandu     (1400m)

Day 2     Kathmandu Sight Seeing     (1400m)

Day 3    Drive to Pokhara    (827m)

Day 4    Drive to Kande and hike to Pitam Deurali     (2100m)

Day 5    Trek to Ghandruk     (1940m)

Day 6    Trek to Tadapani     (2590m)

Day 7     Trek to Dobato    (3350m)

Day 8    Trek to Chistibung    (3000m)

Day 9    Trek to Khopra  Danda     (3640m)

Day 10    Hike to Khayer Lake    (4827m)

Day 11    Trek to Narchyang village     (1200m)

Day 12    Trek to Tatopani    (1190m)

Day 13    Drive to Pokhara    (827m)

Day 14     Drive to Kathmandu    (1400m)

Day 15     Departure from Kathmandu    (1400m)

 

Cost Includes

Airport pick up and drop service in a private vehicle

Welcome dinner and farewell dinner.

Twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu (3 nights) and Pokhara (2 nights) at tourist standard hotel along with breakfast

Accommodation during the trekking in a teahouse/Lodge

All three meals on the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner), fruits after dinner and tea/coffee (3 times a day)

Tourist coach drive to and from Pokhara (air ticket or private vehicle can be arranged on the client’s behalf upon request)

Government certified English speaking trekking guide

The entire cost of the staff members involved in the trek (their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation)

Porters (one porter for every two trekkers) and his entire expenses (salary, food, accommodation equipment, and insurance)

Charges of all necessary documentation and permits that include a permit card for Annapurna Conservation Area perm, Trekkers Information Management Systems (TIMS) Card 

Down jackets and sleeping bags (upon request), should be returned to the company after completion of the trek.  

Company’s duffel bag (upon request for the trek purpose only), and a company’s t-shirt as a souvenir.

Trekking route map

First Aid Kit (carried by a trek guide)

The arrangement of helicopter rescue service (trekker’s travel insurance must cover this expense)

All applicable federal and local taxes.

Cost Excludes

Nepal visa and International flights fare.

Dinner and Lunch in Kathmandu and Pokhara besides welcome and farewell dinner. 

Expenses for your clothing and personal gears 

Your personal equipment and other expenses such as mineral water, soft beverages, laundry, hot drinking water on the trek, bar bills, showers, internet, battery chargers.  

Your travel insurance that covers helicopter evacuation as well as medical expenses and trip cancellation 

Tipping to the guide, porter, and drivers 

Any other costs not itemized in the "Cost Includes" are your personal expenses.

Itinerary

We will receive you at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu soon after you exit following your custom procedure. We will transfer you to your respective hotel. After spending some time in a hotel, you can explore Thamel in the evening before going for a welcome dinner with us tonight. We will take you to a typical Nepali restaurant for dinner where you can also enjoy Nepali cultural program. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Our professional guide will guide you to the main tourist destinations including the places listed in the world heritage sites in Kathmandu. You will be back from the tour in the afternoon so that you have time for necessary preparation for the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

You will have a pleasant drive along with your guide to Pokhara from Kathmandu. You can have the vista of gushing rivers, green vegetation and a glimpse of local lives along the route. We will transfer you to the hotel in Pokhara. After freshen up, you cannot wait to roam around this beautiful lake city. Overnight at Pokhara.

You will drive to Kande from Pokhara in a commuter vehicle. It takes about two hours to arrive in Kande where your actual trek begins. You will follow the path with the beautiful terraced field and stone houses. Then, you will pass woods and pastures before arriving in a lovely village known as Pitam Deruali where you stop today. The place offers you magnificent mountain-view.

After a scenic walk today, you will arrive in Ghandruk. Ghandruk is like an open museum which is a home for Gurung trib. Gurung people are not only famous for their hospitality but also rich in their culture and tradition. You will have an outstanding view of mountains from Ghandruk. Overnight in Ghandruk.

Following breakfast, you will start the day with the stunning view of the mountains. The trail through rhododendron, Oak forest leads you to Tadapani. With the pleasant sound of nature like chirping birds and burbling streams, you do not feel that you have already spent three hours to reach Tadapani. Overnight at Tadapani.

Today, you will leave the regular path for Annapurna Base Camp. You will ascend through rhododendron and Oak forest and arrive Isharu where you can stop for lunch. Following lunch, you will continue through the rhododendron woods again to reach today’s destination-Dobato.

If you wish you can climb about half an hour up to Muladi viewpoint; from where you can have the stunning sunrise view. Then, after breakfast at Dobato, you will resume your trek. In about an hour up and down route through woods leads you to Byali Kharki. Kharka literally means pasture in Nepali. You can have a close view of Mount Dhaulagiri. After three hours walk enjoying rural Nepal, you will reach Chistibung where you stop for the day.

Following breakfast, you will resume the trek uphill. Possibly you can see some wild animals including Himalayan Thar and also various species of birds. In about three hours, you will arrive in today’s destination Kopra Danda. After lunch, you can enjoy the beautiful vista of almost all the mountains in the Annapurna region that includes the range of Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri range. Overnight at Kopra Danda.

Today, it’s going to be a long day; however you will be rewarded with the beauty of the lake and the surrounding vista. After spending a brief time at the Lake, you will descend to Khopra Danda for the overnight stay.

You will descend to Nyarchang village enjoying the rural part of the country. People of Magar ethnicity live in the area who are not only rich in their culture and tradition but also well-known for their warm hospitality. You learn their lives of these people, although little bit, during the trek. Overnight at Nyarchang.

Comparatively, it’s a short day today. It takes about three hours for you to reach today’s destination Tatopani from Nyarchang. It’s definitely going to be a scenic walk. You will enjoy the natural hot water spring at Tatopani which gives little relief to your aching leg and body. Overnight at Tatopani.

After breakfast, you will drive for Pokhara which takes you about two hours. As you arrive in Pokhara early today, you might want to explore the Pokhara which is the major tourist destination in Nepal. Overnight at Pokhara.

You will drive back to Kathmandu on a tourist bus. You will have a glimpse of local lives and enjoy the gushing river and vegetation on the route. You will arrive in Kathmandu in the late afternoon. We will take you for farewell tonight.

Today is the final day of your trip to Nepal for this time unless you extend your trip. We will drop you at the Tribhuwan International Airport for your international flight as per your flight schedule. You will fly back to your home with a sweet memory of Nepali mountains and people.

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