Khopra Danda Trek
- Trip Code: N-AT-127
- Destination: Nepal
- Season: From Sep to Dec & Feb to May
- Max Altitude: 4,500 meters/14,763 feet
- Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu/Kathmandu
- Transportation: Private Car/ Tourist Coach
- Trip Grade: Easy to Moderate
Khopra danda Trek is that one of the most panoramic as well as unspoiled short trekking routes within the Annapurna Conservation Area. Somebody also calls this trekking Khair Lake trek since it includes in the route. The ultimate destinations of this trekking are Khopra ridge at an altitude of 3,660 meters/12007 feet and then Khair Lake. This beautiful mountain lake is 4 hours of hiking above from Khopra ridge lies on the height of 4,500 meters/14,763 feet above sea level.
Khopra Danda is probably the best viewpoint for the Himalayan Panorama includes Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Gurja Himal, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, and Mardi Himal. The other salient features of Khopra Ridge Trekking are this trail is formally opened just a few years back for all hiking lovers in Annapurna Region. Likewise, this trekking trail is away from the busier trails of Annapurna Area. More, the trail has tea houses for night stay although it is on the off the beaten part of Annapurna Region.
Khopra Danda Trekking trail is also connected beautiful villages. They are belonging to the ethnicity of Magar, Gurung, Brahman, and Chhetris. Therefore this trekking trip also grants to explore rural lifestyle and culture of western Nepal. Moreover, the trail passes through a lush forest of pine, oak, rhododendron, bamboo trees. While trekking it’s greater chance to see deer, Languor monkey and various species of birds.
Khopra Danda Trek starts from Nayapul, hourly drive from Pokhara. The trail follows the route of Annapurna Base Camp till Tadapani. From Tadapani it is disconnected from the main the trail and follows Khopra Ridge. After the visit of Khopra Ridge and Khair Lake it descends to Shikha village then follows Tatopani. In Tatopani, you end the trek. Then drive back to Kathmandu connecting Pokhara City.
Trekking to Khopra Danda can be done any date and time of the year. However, the perfect time is from Mid Sept to Mid Dec and from Mid Feb to end of May in the year. During this period daytime is sunny and warm with outstanding views. In winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also possible but you could get much coldness. In the summer season (June, July, Aug) the trekking might be affected by rain/monsoon. Excellent Himalaya Trek and Expedition will be happy to organize this trekking on any date that you select.
Khopra Danda Trek Note:
Khopra Danda Trek is obviously a remarkable trekking trip. You can make it further exciting by joining in extra activities/ side trips. As the interest of people is different from each other, we have put these extra activities as optional tours. They are not included in your package cost of this trip. On your request, we offer you. The list of optional activities is displayed in right. Any additional information about Khopra Danda Trek please contact us.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu airport, you will be met by our Tour officer. He will escort you to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Scenic mountain drive is from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Driving 7 hours. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.
Driving 1 hour. Walking 3:30 hours. Overnight at Mountain Lodge in Tikhe Dhunga.
Walking 5:30 hours. Overnight at Mountain Lodge in Ghorepani.
Walking 6 hours. Overnight at Mountain Lodge in Tadapani.
Walking 5 hours. Overnight at Mountain Lodge in Bayeli Kharka.
Walking 4 to 5 hours. Overnight at Mountain Lodge in Khopra danda.
Walking 9 hours. Overnight at Mountain Lodge in Khopra danda.
Walking 6 hours. Overnight at Mountain Lodge in Sikha.
Walking 2 hours. Driving 5 hours. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.
Driving 7 hours. You can do last minute shopping in Thamel, the tourist market of Kathmandu. Evening farewell dinner with Nepali Cultural shows at an authentic restaurant in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Our tour officer will drop you at the Kathmandu international airport and see you off. End of Service. Or You may take optional side tours.