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Khopra Danda Trek Height, Itinerary, Without Guide, Map, Best Time, Trek Difficulty, Cost

Posted By: Simran Subba , June 2021

Between Annapurna Base Camp and the Jomsom-Muktinath Trip trail, the Khopra danda Trek is a spectacular eco-friendly nature alternative trek. The paths connecting the major treks Annapurna Base Camp and Ghorepani Poon Hill sceneries Trek and Khopra danda are one of the top miraculous Panorama Himalayas Viewpoint Trekking sites in the Annapurna Region.

Khopra Danda Trekking is an excellent option for individuals who wish to take a break from their busy working lives and get away from the rat race for a while. It brings joy into your life by shifting your life's system from business to relaxation and from noise to quietness.

Nepal's Khopra Danda Hiking is a relatively new trekking destination. The place, which is located in the Annapurna region, is a fantastic example of a unique trekking location because you will have the thrilling opportunity to observe various mountains while learning about local customs and traditions. It is situated at a height of 3660 meters.

Highlights Of Khopra Danda Trekking

  1. New Trekking Route
  2. Panoramic view of Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Fishtail and more
  3. Decent through postural village on the way down
  4. Tea House Trek with most beautiful view
  5. Amazing Khaire Lake day tour

How will the Weather be at Khopra Danda?

 Khopra Danda at peak season, the weather will be bright, sunny, and warm during the day with a beautiful view of the Annapurna Range, although early morning and evening temperatures will be cool above 3700 - 4827 meters height. September to November are the best months to visit. And the best months for the Khopra danda Trek are March to April; the rest of the month has variable weather due to its proximity to Pokhara, which is known as Nepal's Cherapunji since it receives the most rainfall.

Your Khopra danda walk will be led by a professional guide and porter crew who are well-versed in mountain weather, local customs, and the natural history of the area.

Best Season to visit Khopra Danda

The finest trekking seasons for the Khopra danda Trek are September, October, and November (fall) and March, April, and May (spring). Note that due to a scarcity of Tea houses during peak season, lodgings may be difficult to come by. 

Accommodations at Khopra danda

Swanta, higher Christibung, and Khopra Danda each have two to three lodges, each with five to seven rooms, each with two to four beds, and an excellent heater in the dining hall. As a result, a party of 6 to 10 people can comfortably fit in the same lodge. However, if there are a significant number of people in a group or if it is a last-minute booking, time may need to be shared with another hostel. 

However, we have all of the lodge phone numbers for the Khopra danda Khayer Lake Trekking route, as well as Swanta, Upper Christibung, and Khopra Danda. After we confirm your trip with you, we call them early and reserve the accommodations.

Cost for Khopra danda trek

In comparison to other lucrative treks in the same region, such as the Annapurna Base Camp Trek or the Poonhill Trek, the Khopra Danda Trek is comparatively unpopular. As a result, it is considerably less expensive, although many elements such as the journey's duration, transportation options, hotel, food, and personal expenses all play a role in determining the entire cost of the trek.

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You'll be able to relax in the lodges along the road and prepare for the next day without having to make any sacrifices. The Khopra Danda trip costs USD 690 per person in total.

Khopra Danda Trek Difficulty

The Khopra Danda Trek is a moderate to easy hike. The ascent to the ridge, which is extremely steep and takes around 2-3 hours, is the most difficult aspect of this hike. With the right gear, such as decent hiking shoes and trekking poles, you may easily conquer this challenge.

Another challenge could be the Himalayan weather, which is notoriously unreliable. Even if the days are nice and pleasant, the nights can be bitterly chilly. The weather is constantly changing, especially during the monsoon and winter, and there is a considerable chance of extreme climatic conditions. Waterproof hiking boots, a raincoat, a thick down jacket, and a four-season sleeping bag are all recommended during monsoon and winter.

Khopra Danda Trek Itinerary

This itinerary is merely a guideline, and we will adhere to it as closely as possible. However, due to weather, health concerns, natural catastrophes, or other unpleasant events, your guide may opt to change or omit the schedule for your own safety. Your guide will assist you at any moment by offering information about the trek's conditions and safety.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal

With your nameplate, an Asian Heritage Treks & Travel representative will greet you at the airport. After arriving at Nepal's airport, you will be transferred to your accommodation. You will pass by the Open Cremation Place (Pashupatinath temple), Royal Palace Museum (Narayanhity), Garden Of Dream, and Thamel on your journey from the airport to the hotel.

Your hotel will be located in the heart of the Touristic Hub. Our consultant will assist you and go through your trip plans with you. There will be ample time to take a trip down Thamel's main street.

Day2:  Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley - Kathmandu Durbar Square - Swyambhunath stupa - Pashupatinath Temple - Boudhanath Stupa

After breakfast, our tour guide, driver, and the vehicle will arrive to take you up. The first stop will be at Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO world heritage site where you can see the typical wood-carved temples and structures that symbolize the historic Kathmandu city.

After that, we'll travel to Swyambhunath, the monkey temple, from which you can have a panoramic view of Kathmandu and the Himalayan mountains. After that, you'll go to the Pashupatinath Temple, which is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites in Southeast Asia.

Visit another pilgrimage site next to the Pashupatinath Temple called Guweyswori Temple, tour the surroundings, and then go to another UNESCO world heritage site Boudhanath Stupa. It was constructed in the year 600 A.D.

It is the world's only one-of-a-kind stupa that reflects Buddhism. Explore the area around Boudhanath Stupa and then return to the hotel for some relaxation.

Day 03 Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight and drive to Ghandruk by jeep, 3-4 hrs.

You will be transported to the airport for your trip to Pokhara after breakfast. The flight will be short, and you will see gorgeous vistas of hills, rivers, woods, and snow-capped mountains along the way.

When you arrive in Pokhara, you will be picked up by a private jeep and driven to Ghandruk. Beautiful vistas of terraced farms and alpine plants can be seen along the way. Ghandruk is where you'll spend the night.

Day 04  Ghandruk to Tadapani, 3-4 hrs.

You'll start by climbing through Deurali and then hike through lovely rhododendron trees. To get to Tadapani settlement, you'll have to trek via a tiny pass. The trail is going to be beautiful, and you'll get to see some amazing scenery along the way. Furthermore, if you go hiking in the spring, you'll discover slopes covered in blooming rhododendrons. You'll spend the night in a lodge.

Day 05 Tadapani to Bayeli Kharka, 6-7 hrs.

After leaving Tadapani, you'll leave the main trail and go on an off-the-beaten-path adventure. The trail passes through one of Annapurna's most remote areas. You'll hike through oak and rhododendron woodlands before ascending along the tree line to a ridge.

From here, follow the trek to Bayeli Kharka, where you will spend the night. On the route, you'll get a spectacular glimpse of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), the world's seventh-tallest mountain.

Day 06 Bayeli Kharka to Upper Chistibung, 5-6 hrs.

You'll climb a grassy ridge today and stroll through lush pasturelands. Herders' cottages and their animals, Dzos, a crossbreed of cow and yak, may be seen along the path. On the grassy peaks high above the trail, you can view beautiful Danphe pheasants (Nepal's national bird) and Himalayan Thars. You'll arrive in Upper Chistibung, where you'll spend the night.

Day 07 Chistibung to Khopra Ridge (Khopra Danda) 6-7 hrs.

After having breakfast, you will ascend gradually through alpine meadows and pasturelands. As you progress, you will catch sight of Annapurna South from afar. You'll make your way all the way to the Khopra Ridge, where you'll spend the night. You'll have spectacular views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), and Mt. Nilgiri after reaching Khopra Ridge.

You will descend a short distance to a viewpoint where you will be able to glimpse the world's largest gorge, the Kali Gandaki Gorge. The lodge will be your home for the night.

Day 08 Trek from Khopra Ridge to Swanta, 5-6 hrs.

You'll start traveling towards Swanta village today. You'll be walking past terraced farmland and little traditional dwellings. Beautiful views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (867 m) and a stunning environment may be seen along the way. When you arrive in Swanta village, you'll clean up before visiting a primary school and seeing the area. The lodge will be your home for the night.

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Day 09 Trek from Swanta to Ghorepani, 5-6 hrs.

After leaving the Swanta settlement, you will join the Ghorepani main trail. The trail will be much busier than previously and will take you through a woody area. You will be able to see a great glimpse of the landscape along the trip. You'll check into your accommodation once you arrive at Ghorepani. The rest of the day will be spent exploring the hamlet and sampling the local cuisine. The lodge will be your accommodation for the night.

Day 10 Hike to Poon Hill early morning and Trek to Ulleri same day drive back to Pokhara, 6-7hrs.

Early in the morning, you'll get up and start hiking towards Poon Hill. 1 hour of climbing When you reach Poon Hill, you'll be treated to one of the most spectacular sunrises you've ever seen, set against the Himalayan mountain range. After some time, you will return to Ghorepani (which is only 30 minutes downhill), have breakfast, and begin your 4-hour journey to Ulleri.

Lunch will be served at Ulleri, from where you will board a jeep for a 2-hour trip to Pokhara. You'll be driven to your hotel, where you'll spend the day resting. In the evening, you'll go boating on the beautiful Fewa Lake and witness the natural beauty of Pokhara as well as a panoramic mountain view. In the motel for the night.

Day 11 Free time in the morning and flight to Kathmandu in the afternoon

In the morning, you will have some free time. You'll then be taken to the airport to catch your journey back to Kathmandu. When you arrive in Kathmandu, you will be escorted to your hotel and have the rest of the day to yourself. You are free to rest or explore the surrounding areas on your own. In the motel for the night.

Day 12: Final Departure

It's time to bid Nepal farewell. Breakfast, a city stroll, and/or souvenir shopping are all good ways to spend your final days in Kathmandu. A representative will pick you up from your hotel and transport you to the airport for your return journey home. It's a good idea to arrive at the airport at least three hours before your flight.

Nepal - Annapurna Khopra Ridge Trekking (8 Days)

One of the most beautiful hiking routes in the Annapurna region is the Annapurna Khopra Ridge climb. It is the ideal hiking path for trekkers who wish to immerse themselves in nature and satisfy their wanderlust. This trek takes you all the way up to Khayer Pond, which is one of Nepal's holiest pilgrimage destinations for Hindus. It is located at an elevation of 4500 meters above sea level and is one of the horde-free treks.

The magnificent and fascinating panoramic view of one of the world's largest mountains may be seen from the Khopra ridge. Mount Dhaulagiri and its ranges, as well as Annapurna South and Nilgiri, are all worth seeing. The snow leopard, Mountain Yak, and Impeyan Pheasant - Nepal's national bird - may all be spott along this remote route, providing the best trekking experience for all trekkers.

Itinerary of Khopra Ridge trekking

Day 1 Pokhara to Tadapani (2700 m) via Ghandruk (1940 m) Hiking duration: 5/6 hours

  1. Day 2 Tadapani to Bayeli Kharka (3460 m) Hiking duration: 6/7 hours
  2. Day 3 Bayeli to Chistbung (2950 m) Hiking Duration: 5 hours
  3. Day 4 Chistbung to Khopra Ridge (3660 m) Hiking Duration: 3/4 hours
  4. Day 5 Khopra Ridge to Khayer Lake & back to Khopra Ridge ( 4500m) Hiking Duration: 9/10 hours
  5. Day 6 Khopra Ridge to Swanta village (2200 m) Hiking Duration: 5/6 hours
  6. Day 7 Swanta village to Ghorepani (2840 m) Hiking Duration: 6 hours
  7. Day 8 Ghorepani to Tikhedhunga via Poon Hill (3210 m) Hiking duration: 4/5 hours, Driving Duration: 3/4 hours.

Final words on the Khopra Danda

The Khopra Danda Trek is located to the northeast of Pokhara, bordering the districts of Myagdi and Kaski. The Khopra ridge is quite close to the Ghorepani village in Dhaulagiri. However, the Khopra Danda Trek is best to enjoy by trekking a mini circuit encompassing the entire mountain area landscape.

The Magar people live in the area. They are one of Nepal's 59 indigenous communities, each with its own distinct culture, they (Magar) are well-known for their singing and dancing abilities. Magar has their own musical instrument as well as traditional attire. They are also known for their bravery, which they demonstrate while fighting in defense of the British Empire during World Wars I and II.

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You can see Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, and Dhampus Peak, as well as a few more summits, from Khopra.

The tranquility of Khaire Lake near Khopra is guarante. The lake is serene. It brings you closer to nature and immerses you in its splendor. People congregate here (Khaire Lake) during the Janaipurnima festival and celebrate it in a unique way. At this time, people consume yak blood. They think that ingesting the blood of a yak can cure a variety of ailments.

They don't kill yaks for this; instead, they puncture some area of the animal and extract the blood. Locals say that Yaks graze on yarshagumba, and that it (yarshagumba) is a well-known plant that may heal a variety of ailments. As a result, yak blood is consume. This distinguishes Khopra Danda Trekking from other locations.


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