Khopra Danda Trekking - 11 Days

Trip Facts

  • Toursit Bus-Car
  • 1 to 8
  • 3660m/11811 ft
  • Hotel-Teahouse
  • Somewhat Active
  • Kathmandu
  • Pokhara
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • In Person
  • Jungle Hike
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English/Chinese/Hindi
  • 5
  • 78
Khopra is a ridge that goes towards the towering Annapurna range through the jungle, right next to Annapurna Himalaya Range. Thus trekking is famous as Khopra Danda trekking, as Danda translates to ridge. Khopra danda is a new destination in Annapurna Himalaya, near poonhill.

Khopra danda is famous trekking destination among Nepali trekkers as well. Khorpa is famous for its sunrise and Sunset view.

Apart from Khopra ridge itself; side trip to Khayer lake is admired by trekkers trekking to Khopra danda route.

In the recent past; Khopra danda top used to be a yak farm spot in the history. As yak sheds used to migrate from one place to another place in search of food, khopra danda used to be a spring shed for yaks. You still can see yak on the trail. Yak are mountain cows with long fur and funny/lovely horns. Caution! horns of yaks are dangerous.

In this trek; as a trending trekking route of Annapurna, you will explore the nature, mountain & beautiful landscape of the deepest river Valley of Kaligandaki George.

A dense jungle trekking destination Khopra is also famous for its location, very close to the Annapurna range. Trekking route is inside the forest, that means chance of exploring varieties of flora and fauna in route is diverse. Khayer lake of Khopra Danda trekking is one of the major attractions. Khayer Lake is far from Khopra danda & takes a day hike.

Best time to go

As most of the trekking trail goes along the jungle – avoid trekking to Khorpa danda in the monsoon.

Winter might be fun time to trek to Khorpa danda. But do not try to navigate yourself. During snowy trail trek in the winter – follow your trekking guide, strictly.

After all the omissions; trekking to Khopra danda during the months of March, April, May, September, October and early November is regarded as the best months. There are spring and autumn months for Nepali weather, respectively.

Winter trekking to Khopra danda can be a best way to get the good view of the sunrise or sunset. Trekking in winter also shows you the frozen lake of Khayer. And this season trekking gives you peaceful surrounding, as very few trekkers trek in Nepal in the winter season.

Looking forward to Khopra Danda Trekking

What we saw by our early bird from the top of Khopra danda during Khopra danda trek
Khopra danda has only one tea house till 2020. The location of this beautiful hilltop is perfect for mountain lovers. ~~~> Mountain you see on the picture is Dhaulagiri range and the big one is Dhaulagiri 1st – the highest of the range we see from this hill station.

Treking route has outstanding view of Mountains from Dhaulagiri range and Annapurna range. Khopra danda trek is distinguished from Poonhill trek for few reasons as below:

  • Khopra is a new trekking route of Annapurna, Poon hill is old famous
  • Poonhill is considered easy trek but Khopra Danda trek is not hard but also not easy – a moderate trek
  • More than 50% of trek is jungle trekking for Khopra danda trek whereas less than 30% of trekking route of Poon hill is inside the jungle
  • Accommodation of Poonhill trek is better than Khopra trek
  • Khopra danda trek has closer to mountains than Poon hill
  • Altitude of Poonhill trek is 500 meter lower than  poon hill

Khopra ridge trekking trail takes trekkers to the solitude and peace, away from the crowded paths of Annapurna base camp /(Annapurna circuit) & Ghorepani Ghandruk trail. Khopra trail takes you to the peace after separating from the main trail at Tadapani, Tadapani is the junction point of Ghorepani Poonhill trekking trail and the massive Annapurna trekking trail.

Fewer people, closer view of the mountain range, more peaceful, lush green jungle & beauty of nature are the attractions of this emerging trekking trail. Hikers will enjoy the nature, wildlife and Geo-diversity of this trek. This trek is suitable for those who enjoy a quieter trail and who are OK with basic accommodation. Find more information from our support team.


Khopra is a new trekking destination in Annapurna conservation area. Khopra danda takes trekkers close to Annapurna mountains range and the view of Dhaulagiri is overwhelming from the hill top.

Are you looking for jungle trek? This is a perfect combination of jungle, wilderness, off the beaten trail and mountain view.

Major Attraction of Khopra Danda Trekking

  • Closer view of Annapurna range & wide view of Dhaulagiri along with Annapurna range
  • Peaceful trek with fewer crowds
  • Rich in Nature and Wildlife inside Annapurna Conservation area
  • Geo-Diversity from village to dense jungle and no tree line zone to fresh water lake sites
  • Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley with local guide
  • Off the beaten trekking destination of Annapurna region
  • Pokhara stay along the way to trek, pokhara is a must recommended city of Nepal
  • Khayer lake of the mountains And City Lake - Phewa

Detailed Itinerary for Khopra Danda Trekking

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1450m/4727ft) and transfer to Hotel

• Altitude – 1450 meters
• Time – 30 minutes hotel transfer time
• Activity – Relax at hotel

Welcome to Nepal, our representative will pick you up from the busy international airport and assist you to your hotel. Enjoy your free time in Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2
Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with guide in a private car

• Altitude – 1450 meters
• Special – Kathmandu city tour
• Time – full day
• Activity – Sightseeing UNESCO world heritage sites

Your tour will begin at 9am in the morning. Our guide and vehicle will pick you up from your hotel and take you around four major destinations today: Boudhanath stupa, Swyambhunath/monkey temple, Kathmandu durbar square and the cremation place. Today you see two major religious sites of Hindu and Buddhist, which will be described in detail by your guide. You will see the living goddess KUMARI during your visit to Basantapur Durbar Square. Enjoy your tour; ask more, learn more and be attentive to what your guide delivers during the briefing in every destination. After the tour you will attend the trekking briefing. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 3
Drive to Pokhara, continue driving to Ghandruk

• Altitude – 2012 meters
• Special – Scenic view during drive
• Time – 11 hours
• Activity – Travelling in bus

Drive to Pokhara takes about 8 hours in a tourist bus. The drive is scenic with changing landscape and the local people you see all around. You will drive along the highway; still there might be traffic sometimes. Utilize the breaks to take pictures and to explore the surroundings. Once we get to Pokhara we will continue to drive to Ghandruk, which will take another 3-4 hours in a private jeep. Ghandruk is a beautiful village in the lap of Annapurna south, Fishtail and other surrounding mountains. Ghandruk village is an old settlement of the Gurung people and the Gurung people are ex-Gurkhas. So this village is also famous as the village of the Great Gurkhas. Make sure you stroll around and explore the village. Overnight in a guest house at Ghandruk

Day 4
Trek to Tadapani (2,590m8444ft)

• Altitude – 2590 meters
• Special – Tadapani village
• Time – 4 hours
• Activity – Hiking through jungle and villages

Today’s trekking ascends slowly towards the hill of Tadapani, once there you will feel even closer to the mountains you saw from Ghandruk. The trail in Khopra trek is gradual up in the beginning and goes quite steep up at the end. Today’s walk is a nice mixture of in and out of the jungle and villages. If you are trekking in the spring time, you will see rhododendron forest blooming and possibly some monkeys teasing you. Enjoy your nice walk and stay overnight in Tadapani, a small village at the beginning of the ridge. We will be walking the same ridge towards Khopra.

Day 5
Trek to Dobato (3,350m/10921ft): 4-5 hours

• Altitude – 3350 meters
• Special – Exploring vegetation, wildlife and mountains
• Time – 4/5 hours
• Activity – Trekking through dense forest

Today’s walk offers a different taste of trekking in Nepal. Our hike takes us inside the jungle and in and out of the dense forest; we get to see the mountains popping out behind the hills. Look out for herbs and different types of vegetation, as well as some of the rare wild animals in the region. Amazingly enough, this place is famous for snow leopard sightings, so keep your eyes open!

Day 6
Trek from Dobato to Upper Chistibung (2,975m/9699ft) 4-5 hours

• Altitude – 2975 meters
• Special – Rhododendron forest
• Time – 4/5 hours
• Activity – Walking through jungle

Today we trek through the jungle and we will also see villages on far sight. Scattered villages look nice through the dense Rhododendron forest. Today’s walk is more in the gorge, so enjoy your forest walk.

Day 7
Chistibung to Khopra Ridge (3,660m/11736ft): 3-4 hours

• Altitude – 3660 meters
• Special – Khopra Ridge
• Time – 3/4 hours
• Activity – Walking through off the beaten trail

The walk continues more or less like yesterday in the gorge. This trail is more off the beaten path so narrow trail with some rough terrain is expected.

Day 8
Rest day: Side trip to Khayer Lake (4,500m/14670): 10-11 hours

• Altitude – 4500 meters
• Special – view of mountains, village and khayer lake
• Time – 10/11 hours
• Activity – Trekking

After several days of walking we may be a bit tired and needing some rest. The Annapurna Himalaya range and the scattered villages down in the valley look spectacular, so we rest here for the sake of beauty and enjoy the nature. Apart from taking an easy rest day we can also hike towards Khayer Lake situated above 4500meters. This lake’s surrounding is peaceful with natural silence.

Day 9
Khwopra Ridge to Swanta (2,200m7172ft): 5-6 hours

• Altitude – 2200 meters
• Special – Gurung settlement
• Time – 5/6 hours
• Activity – Trekking downhill

We start descending from day 9. Hiking to the small village of Swanta is mostly downhill and through the jungle. We can see Annapurna still close to us from this small Gurung settlement.

Day 10
Trek Swanta to Ulleri (2,050 m/6683): 5-6 hours

• Altitude – 2050 meters
• Special – Exploration of local Gurung Village
• Time – 5/6 hours
• Activity – Hiking into the village

Today’s hike is into the village. You will meet a lot of local people, but don’t forget to ask before taking their picture. Farming terrace, traditional dresses of Gurung women and men is attraction of the day. Moreover we pass through some nice looking historical Gurung settlements today.

Day 11
Hike back to Naya Pul and drive to Pokhara: 5-6 hours

• Altitude – 1400 meters
• Special – Chilling at Pokhara
• Time – 5/6 hours
• Activity – Hiking downhill and Relax at lakeside Pokhara

Today’s hike is mostly downhill and flat at the end which is nice at the end of the trekking. If you want to drive back from Ulleri; it is possible but during the rainy season it is not recommended to travel by jeep as the road may be slippery and mud slides are common. Your guide can arrange a jeep if you want to end the trek in Ulleri. Overnight in Pokhara; you can go to a spa, nice hotel, good food and beers on the side of Phewa Lake. Make the night beautiful.

Cost Details of Khopra Danda Trekking-General Inclusion

  • Airport pickup and drop by private car or micro bus (depending on group Size).
  • 3 nights at Kathmandu and 2 nights at Pokhara; Standard Hotel is included (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • All your meals (Breakfast with tea of coffee, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • All accommodation during the trek.
  • All necessary paper works (ACAP) entry permit& Trekker`s information management system (Tims).
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government licensed guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if you need.
  • Our guide and porter are insured by the company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit). Regular oxygen saturation checkup is done by our guide.
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu & Pokhara in A/C Car.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees.
  • Card processing fee for online payable amount
  • Added Value - (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap - to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination

Cost Details of Khopra Danda Trekking-General Exclusion

  • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $50 dollar.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks, tea or coffee in the morning are included with breakfast.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).

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Khopra Danda Trekking Trip Info

  • Toursit Bus-Car
  • 1 to 8
  • 3660m/11811 ft
  • Hotel-Teahouse
  • Somewhat Active
  • Kathmandu
  • Pokhara
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • In Person
  • Jungle Hike
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English/Chinese/Hindi
  • 5
  • 78



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