Khopra Danda Trek

  • 14 Days
  • US$ 900
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Accommodation: Lodge to lodge
  • Max. Altitude: 3660 M.
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Trip Highlights

  • Cultural Heritage tour in Kathmandu valley.

  • Scenic mountain views of the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri range from very close view.

  • The sunrise and the sunset view from Mulde and Poon hill viewpoints.

  • Traditional villages, typical buildings, culture, and the daily activities of the locals.

  • Walking with the impressive views and off the beaten path through the forest.

  • Beautiful Khaer lakes, flora and fauna.

  • Waterfalls, river valleys, terraces, and much more.

Khopra Danda trek is one of the recently opened short and easy Annapurna regions trekking with highlighted Annapurna massif range. This Khopra Danda trek is also known as Khopra ridge trek and Khaer lake trek. This short Annapurna trek is perfect for non-adventurous trekkers, families, and the trekkers who would like to trek with no crowd.

This Khopra Danda trek presents the scenic views of huge snow-capped mountains from very close view, green hills, beautiful Khaer lakes, terraces, and much more. The Mulde viewpoint is the main attraction to see the scenic view of the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. Khopra Danda trek covers two different viewpoints Mulde and Poon hill to see the incredible sunrise and the sunset. This two weeks trek has the good chance to explore Nepal very well. This trip begins following by the heritage tour of the Kathmandu and leads to the mountain. The Gurung and the Magar people are the main ethnic people in this region.

Khopra Danda trek starts after driving about an hour and a half to Nayapul and trek to the Ghandruk then leads to the main viewpoint (Mulde) and ends with another viewpoint (Poon Hill).  Ghandruk is the biggest beautiful Gurung village in Annapurna region. The route goes through the dense forest of oaks, bamboo, pine, and rhododendron. This trek allows the trekkers to see and know about the culture and the lifestyle of the Magar and the Gurung people. The trekkers will never feel bored with the trek because they can see the mountains and the much more attractions. The forest will be very colourful in the spring with various type of rhododendron. The Kharka of the Yak and the ship are here to feed because they need cold weather to survive.

Frolic adventure arranges this Khopra danda trek for the trekkers with reasonable cost and safety measures. We provide an experienced, knowledgeable, and helpful guide and the helpers. If you are looking for well organized Khopra Danda trek, don’t heist to contact us.

Outline Itinerary

  • 01Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m.) and transfer to hotel.
  • 02Full day Kathmandu City tour.
  • 03Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820 M.) 6/7 hours.
  • 04Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1940 M.) 4/5 hours.
  • 05Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani (2630 M.) 3/4 hours.
  • 06Trek from Tadapani to Dobato (3420 M.) 5 hrs.
  • 07Trek from Dobato to Chistibung (3026 M.) 3 hours.
  • 08Trek from Chistibung to Khopra ridge/Danda (3660 M.) 3 hours.
  • 09Trek from Khopra Danda to Swanta (2214M.) 5 hours.
  • 10Trek from Swanta to Ghorepani (2850 M.) 3 hours.
  • 11Trek from Ghorepani to Tikhedhunga (1540 M.) 5 hours.
  • 12Trek from Tikhedhunga to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara.
  • 13Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 6/7 hours.
  • 14Departure to the international airport for our final departure.

Cost included

  • Airport picks up and drops by private car/van/bus.
  • 3 nights Accommodation in 2/3 star standard hotel including breakfast as per the above itinerary twin sharing basis.
  • 2-night Accommodation in Pokhara in the standard hotel including breakfast as per the above itinerary twin sharing basis.
  • Private car/van/bus for the cultural tour.
  • All the ground transportations during the trip.
  • Your standard meals BLD during the trek with a cup of hot tea/coffee in breakfast
  • All necessary paper works, conservation area entry permits, TIMS card and monument entrance fees
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porter.
  • The arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Frolic Adventure invites you farewell dinner on last night.
  • All government taxes (Gst) and Stationery expenses.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan international airport  (Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos & 25 USD.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Lunch and dinner while you are in cities Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • All entry fees for heritage sites.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
  • Hot shower/batteries charge/heater during the trek.
  • International airfare.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. 
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.

Trip Map

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m.) and transfer to hotel.Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan international airport, Our airport representative will greet and takes you to the hotel by private transport. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02Full day Kathmandu City tour.After our breakfast at the Hotel, the city tour starts at 9:00 am. The experienced and friendly tour guide takes to four world heritage sites of UNESCO by private transport. We will learn lots of things today about Nepali history, culture, religion, art, and much more according to your interest then return to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820 M.) 6/7 hours.We drive to Pokhara today by tourist bus. This bus journey takes about 6-7 hours along the river valley and passes many local villages. We will see the farming fields, river rafting, cable cars, and much more during the bus driving. When we arrive in Pokhara, we will check in first then walk around the beautiful lakeside.

Day 04Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1940 M.) 4/5 hours.Today, we drive to Nayapul by private transport then trek to Ghandruk. After driving around for an hour and a half to Nayapul, we prepare to walk, buy some drinking water and start to walk. The trek to Ghandruk is easy going first two hours then we ascent about two to three hours to Ghandruk. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 05Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani (2630 M.) 3/4 hours.After the great view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, and other mountains in the morning, we have our breakfast at the guest house then start the trek to Tadapani. Today, we ascent all the way through the forest with the sounds of the birds. Tadapani is inside the forest on the hill station from where we can see the beautiful mountain range of the Annapurna. Overnight at guest house.

Day 06Trek from Tadapani to Dobato (3420 M.) 5 hrs.We wake up early morning to see the sunrise and the perfect view of the Himalaya in here. After some photo shoots, we have our breakfast at the guest house then we trek through the forest path. The trail ascent to Dobato from Tadapani. After walking for about 5 hours, we arrive in Dobato. Overnight at guest house.

Day 07Trek from Dobato to Chistibung (3026 M.) 3 hours.We walk about half an hour to the Mulde viewpoint from our lodge to see for sunrise and the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif. Then we descend through rhododendron forest until the Bayali Kharka. We still descend for a while then cross the wooden bridge before ascending to the village Chistibung. Overnight at guest house.

Day 08Trek from Chistibung to Khopra ridge/Danda (3660 M.) 3 hours.After our breakfast at the guest house in Chistibung, we start our trek upwards to Khopra ridge. Here we cross the tree line and we may see the wildlife like Himalayan Thar and Himalayan Monal. After reaching Khopra danda, we feel like be in the heaven with an outstanding view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range with Nilgiri, Fishtail and some other mountains. Overnight at guest house.

Day 09Trek from Khopra Danda to Swanta (2214M.) 5 hours.We have mostly downhill today following the trail back to Chistibung. After descending about an hour and a half through the dense forest until the place Ratmate. We again descend following the bamboo forest walking on the gently up and down the trail to Swanta. This is a Magar village. Overnight at guest house.

Day 10Trek from Swanta to Ghorepani (2850 M.) 3 hours.Today we trek to Ghorepani where we meet lots of tourists who are doing some other Annapurna trekking. We descend for a while by nice view of the farming terraces then cross a suspension bridge. After crossing it, we start to walk upwards to the village call Chitre. Leaving behind to Chitre, we again trek inside the rhododendron forest and reach to Ghorepani. Overnight at guest house.

Day 11Trek from Ghorepani to Tikhedhunga (1540 M.) 5 hours.We climb to Poon hill early morning to see the sunrise, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri massif from Ghorepani. After visiting the Poon hill then we come back to the lodge where we have our breakfast. After our breakfast, we descend to Tikhedhunga crossing the dense forest and couple of the villages. Overnight at guest house.

Day 12Trek from Tikhedhunga to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara.Today we trek very short about three hours to Nayapul. Our private transport will be waiting for us here then we drive back to Pokhara. After being fresh at the hotel then we may chill near the lake. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 13Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 6/7 hours.We take the tourist bus in the early morning from Pokhara. The bus leaves at 7:30 every day from Pokhara with 2 stops on the way. The driving will take 6-7 hours if there are not any problems on the highway. We will have the farewell dinner with the company this evening and talk about the trekking. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 14Departure to the international airport for our final departure.The company provides the private transportation to the international airport for our final departure.

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