Khopra Danda Trek

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The Khopra Danda Trek is a new 13-day trek in the south of the Annapurna range. Due to the large crowd of tourists on the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, Khopra Danda Trek is the best alternative.

  • Reviews 2 Reviews
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Short Breaks, Trekking
    • Activity Level Fairly Easy
    • Group Size Large Group
    All about the Khopra Danda Trek.

    The Khopra Danda Trek is a new 13-day trek in the south of the Annapurna range. Due to the large crowd of tourists on the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, Khopra Danda Trek is the best alternative.

    Hence, the trail is less populated opening up chances to feel the serenity of the destination. The Khopra Danda Trek offers many options to view the Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Lamjung Himal ranges.

    All treks in Nepal are best in spring and autumn. Likewise, Khopra Danda Trek is also best during the months from March-May and September to November. The series of beautiful scenes of nature will leave you amazed. The trek is the next best thing to Ghorepani Poonhill trek which is too mainstream.

    At Eternal Himalaya, we put great efforts to fulfill the needs of the travelers. So, we arrange the best services on all of our trips. Likewise, our guides and porters are also eager to offer your company. Feel free to contact us for any trip in Nepal.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Airport picks up and drop by private vehicle.
    • 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
    • 2 nights’ accommodation in Pokhara with a bed and breakfast basis.
    • Kathmandu sightseeing by Private guide and private transportation
    • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by private vehicle.
    • All ground transportation by private vehicle.
    • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking.
    • All necessary paper works, conservation area, and restricted area entry permits.
    • All accommodations in hotels, lodges/tea houses during the trek.
    • An experienced Government licensed guide and porters.
    • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
    • Farewell dinner with typical Nepali restaurant
    • All government taxes.
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.


    • International Airfare
    • Nepal entry visa
    • Personal Expenses
    • Travel and Rescue Insurance
    • Extra accommodation and food charges in Kathmandu
    • Tips and gratitude to the guide, porters and drivers
    1. Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)

      You will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport where a company representative will come to greet you. Then, you will proceed to your hotel where you can rest. Later, you can also go around the block for explorations. You can go shop for souvenirs or go for experiencing the city atmosphere.

    2. Khopra Danda Trek Kathmandu to Pokhara Drive/Fly (9hr/30min)

      The first day of the trip and we can either choose to fly or drive to Pokhara. Flying to the valley means we get some time off to explore Pokhara touring the heritages alongside the pleasant natural landscapes. On the other hand, driving to Pokhara means an early day as we head out of Kathmandu through the winding roads of Prithvi Highway accompanied by the Trishuli River. Overnight at Pokhara.

    3. Day 3 Pokhara to Ghandruk (1940m) (Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul 1 and 30 Hours and start trekking to Ghandruk) 5 hours

      An early start to the day we begin the journey making our way towards Nayapul along the Modi River. Driving through picturesque hilly landscapes, the trail leaves us as the trailhead at Nayapul. Ascending through the hilly ridge, the trail takes us through pleasant landscapes including a stunning waterfall en route. Climbing the stone steps to Ghandruk, we can enjoy the views of Machhapuchhre (6,997m).

    4. Day 4 Ghandruk to Tadapani (2630m) 4 hours

      An early start to the day we begin our journey with mesmerizing views of Machhapuchhre (6,997m). One of the shorter days of the trek, today, we head through quaint settlements surrounded by lush green forests. Throughout the journey, we are spoiled with the views of Machhapuchhre (6,697m) alongside the mesmerizing Hiunchuli (6,441m). Ascending through the hilly landscapes, we break into the village of Tadapani for the night.

    5. Day 5 Tadapani to Dobato (3350m) 5 hours

      Exiting Tadapani, we begin our ascending journey through the lush green forests to reach Meshar Danda. Enjoying the views of the Annapurna Range at the Meshar viewpoint, we continue our journey towards Isharu village. Inhabited by a small number of people the village is a perfect place to rest before setting off on our final ascent towards Dobato.

    6. Day 6 Dobato to Upper Chistibung (2975m) 5 Hours

      The day begins as we hike towards the Muldai viewpoint which offers glorious sunrise views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges. Heading back to Dobato, we begin our journey towards Upper Chistibung. The trail kicks off with a lovely descent through the quiet forest trail to reach Bayeli Kharka. Crossing a wooden bridge above the Dhasta Khore the trail ascends to Upper Chistibung.

    7. Day 7 Upper Chistibung to Khopra Ridge (3660m) 4 Hours

      Today, the trail passes through the hilly wilderness and uninhabited lands ascending all the way to the Khopra Ridge. Exiting Chistibung, the trail ascends above the tree lines alongside the Himalayan views of the Annapurna range. Throughout the day, you will be treated to sightings of the mesmerizing Danphe bird and the Himalayan Tahr. Making a final climb over a ridge, you reach Khopra Ridge.

    8. Day 8 Khopra Rest

      Today, we make our way towards the Khayer Lake located at an altitude of 4600m. Taking some time off to enjoy the enchanting Himalayan views from the Khopra Ridge, we ascend through the rocky trail. Believed to be the abode of goddess Khayer Barahi, the lake holds religious importance to Hindus. Boasting stunning views of the majestic Annapurna Range, the tranquil waters of Khayer Lake offers a quiet respite from the days of continuous travel.

    9. Day 9 Khopra Danda to Swanta (2200m) 6 Hours

      One of the longer days of the trek, today, we make our way over to Swanta. Leaving the Khopra Danda behind, the trail descends back to Chistibung. Finding the lush green forests, the journey leads us to Dhasta Khore before once again ascending all the way to Swanta. A traditional Magar village, Swanta offers a chance to learn more about the unique culture and way of life of the locals.

    10. Day 10 Swanta to Ghorepani (2860m) 6 Hours

      Making our way out of Swanta we begin our descending journey through the lush green forests adorned with rhododendron trees. Reaching Chitre, we make a brief rest taking some time to look around the village. The final stretch of the trek ascends to reach Ghorepani. Here, we can enjoy the views of the Annapurna Himalayas and Hiunchuli (6441m).

    11. Day 11 Morning Hike to Poon Hill (3210m) 1 hour | Back to Nayapul 7 Hrs |Drive Back to Pokhara 1 and 30 min

      Today, we make our way up to Poonhill to enjoy the exquisite views of the Himalayas at sunrise. The Poonhill viewpoint boasts an enormous Himalayan panorama accommodating Machhapuchhre (6,997m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Annapurna Fang (7,646m), and Lamjung Himal (6983m) alongside several other Himalayas. Making our way back to Ghorepani, we begin our descending journey all the way to Nayapul heading past Tikhedhunga and Birethanti en route. The day ends at Pokhara as we journey to the pleasant Lakeside to end our incredible journey.

    12. Day 12 Drive Back to Kathmandu |Farewell Dinner

      The final day of the trip and we make our way back to the capital city leaving the Annapurna Region. Exiting Pokhara, the drive settles comfortably alongside the Prithvi Highway. Following the Trishuli River, we drive all the way to Kathmandu. Reaching the capital city, we make our way directly to the hotel where a lovely farewell dinner awaits us.

    13. Day 13 Departure

      Our representatives will drop you back to Tribhuvan International Airport just in time for your flight back home. We hope you had a lovely time with us and we look forward to seeing you again.

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    Highlights of the Khopra Danda Trek

    The Khopra Danda Trek goes along lush forests, terrace farming lands, and local villages. The Gurung, Magar, Brahmin, and Chhetri communities show great harmony with each other. The culture and history of each ethnic group are equally enjoyable. The Khopra Danda is the grand viewpoint which offers a sublime view of the Himalayan ranges. The Khayer Lake and its serene environs are also the highlights of the trek.


    Khopra Danda Trek at a glance

    The trip begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Nayapul follows on the trip after a 1 hour 30 minutes’ drive. A 5-hour trek begins from Nayapul, leading to Ghandruk at an altitude of 2840 meters. Next on the journey is a trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani. Passing several villages on the way, the trek finally reaches Khopra Danda. Mountains such as Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (7061m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), and Fish Tail (6997m) are visible from Khopra Ridge. An additional day to visit Khayer Lake is equally glorious.


    Trip Facts:

    Geography                        : Hills/Forests

    Location                           : Kaski/Myagdi

    Level of Difficulty               : Moderate

    Duration of Trek                : 13 days

    Max Altitude                      : 4660m

    Religions                          : Buddhist

    Ethnic People                    : Gurung/Magar

    Accommodation                 : Teahouse/Lodge/Homestay

    Transportation                   : Tourist Bus/Private Vehicle

    Minimum Pax                    : 02


    Trip Highlights:

    • Journey to the Khopra Ridge and Khayer Lake
    • Enjoy mesmerizing views of the majestic Himalayas in Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges
    • Trek thorough off-the-beaten trails in the Annapurna Conservation Area
    • Relish the cultural practices of the Gurung and Magar communities

    The Khopra Danda is the grand viewpoint which offers a sublime view of the Himalayan ranges. The Khayer Lake and its serene environs are also the highlights of the trek.


    Overall Rating
    simon parker
    Reviewed On 12/01/2019

    we did the Khopra Danda trek with my husband in November. We had the best time! shiva adhikari was our guide and he was fantastic throughout the trip. He was very knowledgeable about all of the surrounding area and Nepalese customs, he speaks great English and is good fun to be with! I recommend him more, he made the trek for us. He was also flexible to slightly adjust the trek on the go, at one stage we decided to stay somewhere for longer because we liked it, which was no problem at all. We were very happy with our experience with eternal himalaya adventure

    pet elsley
    Reviewed On 12/07/2018

    Thanks of the organisation i enjoyed very much this trek. The timing was perfect; at the end of the season all trekkers were gone so i could walk and think like a monk! The choice of tea houses and guests house was very good. Always a very good experience. thank you eternal himalaya.