Khopra Danda Trek / 12 Days

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Group Size

Min. 2 Pax

Trip Grade


Best Season

March, April, May, September, October, November & December



Max Elevation

4660m, Khayer Lake


Full Board on Trek


Private Vehicle/Car/Jeep/Flight

Trip Route: Pokhara - Ghandruk - Tadapani - Khopra Ridge - Khayer Lake - Ulleri - Nayapul = Pokhara

Trip Overview

  • View from Khopra ridge and the whole trek and witness some of the less pictured scenes from this angle.
  • Close view of Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Mardi Himal, Tukuche Peak, and Nilgiri peak.
  • Lesser traveled trail, so new experiences every day.
  • Himalayan ecosystem, wildlife and vegetation in the northern side of Annapurna trail
  • View and walking along the world’s deepest gorge- The Kaligandaki Gorge or Andha Galchi between Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri Mountains
  • Majestic Khaire Lake; full of Natural delights and religious importance
  • Beautiful rhododendron forest and mountain flowers throughout the trail.
  • Himalayan sunrise over the peak with organic tea
  • Himalayan culture, tradition, local dress and ornaments with village house experiences
  • Dairy products from Yak and Chauri

The Khopra Danda trek is one of the virgin trekking routes in the Annapurna region offering you the unseen and less explored delights hidden in the Himalayas.

Khopra Danda trek or Khayer Lake or Khopra ridge trek is a newly opened trek routes hence not so famous as its fellow route in the western region of Nepal. Perfect for explorers seeking for new experiences, this trek gives you a unique dose of cultural, scenic and natural thrill better than any other trekking routes. The trail comes into life with lush vegetation and wildlife accompanying you throughout the journey. With some of the best natural viewpoints of the Himalayas and a repository of Himalayan culture and tradition, the Khopra region is ready to fulfill your wanderlust.

The Khopra Danda trek overlaps some trail with the Ghorepani-Poonhill route first and heads further North. Along the way, you will have the panoramic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Mountain ranges. Some of the other mountains you will witness are Gurja, Nilgiri south, Tukuche, Thapa Peak, Himchuli, Mardi and also the majestic Machhapucchre (fishtail) mountains. The trail passes through multiple pines, oak, bamboo, and rhododendron forests all providing unique experiences. The trek is highly rated and suggested by our past visitors too. Taking the Khopara Danda trek is one which you will cherish for a long time to come as every experience you collect during it worth every much of your time and money.

The team of Himalaya Pic Du Midi has left no stone unturned when we add a specific program to our services. We had all the information and required resources and guides for the trek, and you can worry less about it. The Khopra Danda trek is compatible with individual travelers too, so a solo expedition is also an option. The trek yields best response and experiences from March to May and from Mid-September to late October. However, one can do this trek any time of the year for witnessing the different shades of Himalayas. Providing the memories worth your money,Himalaya Pic Du Midi present you the best trekking services of the Khopra Danda Trek.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at TIA, Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Fly to Pokhara (820m), Drive to Syauli Bazaar, Trek to Ghandruk (1940m)
Day 03: Ghandruk to Tadapani (2630m)
Day 04: Tadapani to Dobato (3420m)
Day 05: Dobato to Upper Chistibung (3000m)
Day 06: Upper Chistibung to Khopra Ridge (3640m)
Day 07: Tour of Khayer Lake (4660m) and back to Khopra Ridge (3640m)
Day 08: Khopra Ridge to Swanta Village (2214m)
Day 09: Swanta Village to Ulleri (1960m)
Day 10: Ulleri to Naya Pul and Drive to Pokhara
Day 11: Fly/Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 12: Departure

Day to Day Itinerary

What's Included/Excluded

  • Four-night Hotel in Kathmandu and 2 night hotel in Pokhara with B/B basis
  • Teahouse Accommodation while on the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at Nepali Kitchen
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea/coffee) while on the trek
  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara/entrance fee
  • All necessary paperwork and National Park Permits/TIMS
  • Professional & government licensed holder English Speaking Trekking Guide
  • Entrance fee of all Monastery & Museums while on the Trek
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, transportation, and accommodation
  • Warm clothing and other required trekking gear for staff including porters woolen hat, gloves, shocks, shoes & sunglasses etc…
  • Trekking Map
  • Medicine Box for Guide/Porters
  • All government and Local Taxes
Not Included
  • International Airfare and Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel & Health Insurance
  • Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Water and deserts in Trek
  • Hot Shower, Battery Charges, International call, WIFI & internet on Trek
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation
  • Tips for guides and porters