Khopra Danda Trek - 11 Days

  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group: 1 - 25 people
  • Max Altitude: 4,520m
  • Best Time Feb - May, Sep - Dec
  • Pick-up: Private Vehicle

Highlights

  • Kathmandu and Pokhara Valley sightseeing
  • Sunrise and Himalayas view from Poon hill (3210m)
  • Natural hot spring at Tatopani
  • 2 Nights at the beautiful lake city of Pokhara
  • Paudwar has a Cheese factory
  • Wonderful views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fang, and Nilgiri
  • Khopra Danda 3660m

About Khopra Danda Trek

Khopra Danda Trek is also called Khopra Ridge trek is a great opportunity to explore famous Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek and it's a new hiking path in the Annapurna region hence not many trekkers have visited this part. Khopra Danda Trekking leads the wonderful viewpoint of Annapurnas which provides magnificent views of Mount Annapurna I, II, III, and south, Mount Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre (Mount Fishtail), Nilgiris, Himchuli and many other nearby peaks. This trek major attraction is the perfect view of pasturelands, snow-capped peaks, green hills including terraced fields, beautiful cultural villages, and biological diversity surrounds the trail to Khayer Lake.

Khopra Danda Trek or Kopra Ridge Trek takes hidden and remote valley of Annapurna range where we'll enjoy the natural landscapes and beautiful Khayar holy Lake, then know Khopra local settlement and people's economy. Similarly, the trail follows cultural villages of (Magar, Gurung, Kami, Damai, and Kshetri), lush thick pine, oak, rhododendron & bamboo forest with gorgeous vistas, and beautifully terraced farmlands. The Khopra Danda Trek difficulty is moderate it's not as difficult as other treks like Annapurna Base Camp Trek, however, you have to walk for on average 5 to 6 hours a day and that does need good health and fitness. Khopra Danda Trekking is a natural beauty and local place experience, it's Situated between two popular Jomsom-Muktinath trek and Annapurna Base Camp, observe real Nepali lifestyles and culture. The journey offers magnificent Himalayan vista with attracted unexplored trails to Khayer lake and best glimpses of unbeatable viewpoints. This trek gives a great opportunity to explore typical cultures, preserving local heritage places, and unchanged lifestyle, this trekking package will give an amazing adventure in your lifetime.

Khopra Danda Trek Itinerary begins from UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Similarly take a scenic drive to Pokhara and Nayapul, then the trail goes through Kaligandaki river valley, lush jungles, local & indigenous wildlife and cross the beautiful Magar and Gurung villages of (Birethanti, Hille, Tikhedunga, Ulleri) and reach to Ghorepani, which perfect place to phenomenal sunrise views and exceptional Himalayan vistas. During the trekking, you will get see flocks of domestic yaks, mushroom farms, cow and yak farms,  agriculture, and yak cheese factory. Khopra Danda Trek route is the surprise of peaceful nature & gigantic peaks, religious temples & gompas, colorful festivals, local lodges with more adventure experience. 

We, Himalayan Frozen Adventure design short and sweet Khopra Danda Trek - 11 Days which is a unique trekking path of the Annapurna region. The best time to go on AKhopra Danda Trekking is in spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November). For Khopra Danda Trek cost or any other information, feel free to get in touch anytime with us. You can contact by WhatsApp/Viber: 9840396708 (Govinda) or Company Email: info@himalayanfrozen.com

Itinerary

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When you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, our airport representative will wait for you at the airport, we will display a Himalayan Frozen Adventure with your group name signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our car.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1,400m
  • Kathmandu

After breakfast, we will start our drive to Pokhara by tourist bus. Through the drive includes seeing Trishuli & Marsyangdi rivers, terraced fields & villages with Ganesh and Manaslu peaks. Pokhara is a lakeside tourist's paradise with many facilities for trekkers. Pokhara is a place full of a clean environment and natural beauty.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • 823m
  • Pokhara

 After early morning breakfast at Pokhara hotel, we enjoy short drive beautiful landscape on the way to Nayapul, our hiking will start from here. Through walking, we reach Birethanti (1,015m), a large village with many shops and a teahouse. The trail follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola, Then we reach Hille (1,495m) which is near to Tikhedhunga. Tikhedunga walk is relatively short and easy

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 1,510m
  • Tikhedunga

Today, we move on towards steep climb to Ulleri (2,070), it's called Magar village also. At the climbing, we see snowy peaks of the Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare, and Hiunchuli. On the way, we cross the green forest, oak, and rhododendrons, Banthanti (2,250m), Nangethanti (2,460m), and finally reach Ghorepani.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,640m
  • Ghorepani

We will wake up early in the morning and go on a short hike to Poon Hill. Upon reaching Poon Hill, where we'll get to witness gorgeous sunrises and western Himalayan mountains. After spending some time here, you will descend to Ghorepani, have breakfast, and begin trekking towards Swanta, we follow the beautiful mixed forest of rhododendron trees, Himalayan oak, and pine. Around 3 hours hiking down, we get Small River then will cross the suspension bridge we continue to follow leisurely downhill and finally reach Swanta.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,270m
  • Swanta

Today, we have a great opportunity to see a wonderful sunrise view. We hike is worth the climb to the popular lookout mountain Poon Hill. Through the trail, we include seeing Himalayan view; Dhaulagiri peak, Kali Gandaki valley, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchare, Annapurna IV, II and Lamjung Himal to the Manaslu. Overnight we stay at Dhan Kharka Lodges.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,020m
  • Dhan Kharka

Today will be a great day where you will enjoy the view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas. Our trekking trail will lead us to a short descent along a mountain slope to the foothills of the nearly 8,000 m high Bara Shikar. We will be amazed by the 360-degree view from the Khopra Danda.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,620m
  • Kopra Dada

After breakfast, we leave our destination and follow back to Rhododendron mixed forest. On the way, we see Dhaulagiri, Damphus Peak, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna I and Annapurna South. Overnight we enjoy our lodges at Bayeli.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4,520m
  • Bayeli

Through downhill, we cross the forest of rhododendron, oak, and magnolia. We get an amazing Annapurna view, fishtail, and wonderful sunset. And after crossing the short ascent and descent finally, we reach Tadapani, the village is between the green forest.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,830m
  • Tadapani

After having breakfast, the trail leads to a beautiful Gurung village Ghandruk, where we explore the traditional museum and Gurung Culture, In fact, Ghandruk is a domestic or international tourist perfect destination in Annapurna region. It also provides wonderful Himalayan views of Annapurna South, Nilgiri, Machhapuchre, and Annapurna II, then trek goes down to Nayapul where we take a jeep from here to Pokhara.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • 823m
  • Pokhara

Today, you will drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. It will be a long scenic drive. After reaching Kathmandu, you head to the hotel. You will have the remaining day to you. You can visit monuments and do shopping. In the evening, you meet other team members over the farewell dinner.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • 1,400m
  • Kathmandu

Notices

Himalayan Frozen Adventure will fully support your whole trip. Sometimes come these kinds of the problem; Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, and unexpected natural disasters. These conditions we make extra or rest day, which is not available in this itinerary but if you have time then it is possible to make more extra day at trekking. You have to pay a package for extra days.

Cost Details

  • Airport-Hotel pick-up/drop by private car.
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Himalayan experienced Knowledgeable English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide.
  • Guide and porter all Food, Accommodation, Insurance, and transportation
  • Annapurna conservation area permit
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Trekking lodge/TeaHouse) throughout the trek.
  • Assistant guide group size of 6 people and above in the group.
  • Kathmandu- Pokhara -Kathmandu by A/C tourist bus
  • Pokhara- Siwai-Pokhara by taxi/jeep/bus
  • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every day
  • Farewell Dinner
  • First aids box.
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health condition (funded by travel insurance)
  • All government, Local taxes/ vat and official Expenses
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic
  • Surplus luggage charges for domestic airport
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change in government policies, strikes, and physical condition, etc.
  • Personal expense
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guide and porter

Departures & Dates

Himalayan Frozen Adventure is a responsible travel company in Nepal. Our all dates are 100% guaranteed if there no political unrest and natural disaster then. Is there not any error then you can use this date it's better for your trip.  We try our best to ensure this information.

FAQs

Is Khopra Danda Trek Difficulty?
This trek is easy than another trek, the Khopra Danda Trek difficulty is through the Bayeli (4,520m). Khopra Danda Trek Difficulty is classified as moderate, who has good healthy fitness, perfect training, and already has done trek above 2000m, those trekkers can do easily this trek. 


Is it necessary to need travel Insurance for this trek?
The travel insurance will cover emergency evacuation as Helicopter rescue and the hospital charge. If you fell an accident and Acute mountain sickness then, at this condition, your travel insurance will immediately provide the helicopter. 


Electricity does available on Khopra Danda Trek?
Yes, electricity is available in the lower region of the Annapurna region, where you can get to charge your camera and mobile batteries, etc. But high elevation there has a solar system power so it's not enough for the charge. So we suggest you take some extra batteries for this Khopra Danda Trek.


Is possible to take my children to Khora Danda Trek
Of course, all of the age can do it but before goes trekking, you have to give training for your child.


Is possible to get a hot shower the trekking?
Yes, the hot shower is possible to get many lodges and teahouse but above the 4,000m is not available and not good for your health.


Can I found Wi-Fi through the trek?
Of course, Wi-Fi is available many lodges and teahouse, but you have to pay extra.


Is it safe for a solo female traveler?
Of course, the solo female traveler is fully safe, Himalayan frozen Adventure is responsible teams, who leading many solo trekkers through the Himalayan and made successfully.


How can I respect the culture?
During the trekking, we can get Different kinds of culture, there we can see some notice, we have to follow that notice rule and regulation.


Is possible to get ATM through trek?
No, is not possible to get ATM and bank through the trek, so you have to takes Nepali money from Kathmandu and Pokhara.


Do I have to take sleeping bags on the trek?
Yes, is necessary to take sleeping bags on the trek because the lodges don't have enough blanket.


How high the Khopra Danda Trek?
Khopra Danda trek high elevation is (4,520) above the sea level. 


Is Khopra Danda Trek permit necessary?
Yes, Khopra Danda Trek TIMS and Permit are necessary.


How many hours I have to walk each day?
For this Khopra Danda Trek per day maximum of 7 hours and a minimum of 5 hours, you have to walk.


Is possible to make an extra day on the trek?
Yes, if you have time then the trekking is always flexible, you can easily add.


Without any trek can I do it? 
Yap, many trekkers succeed without any trek but you have to use acclimatization day through the trekking. Himalayan Frozen Adventure recommend you before going to this trek, you have to need training. If any information needs about this Khopra Danda Trek please kindly contact us.


Booking trip can I do cancel?
Yes, you have the option to cancel this trip but there are some certain conditions:

  • If you cancel your trip before 60 days the full amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel your trip before 30 days the 30% amount will be refunded.
  • If you cancel your trip before 1 week the 5% amount will be refunded.

How to manage drink water through trekking?
The Langtang region can get normal free tap water, for this water you have to use purification medicine. Bottled water or boiled water also available to buy at lodges and teahouse. Per day you have to drink about 4-6 liters water for your health.


Is possible to pick up me from the airport?
Yes, when you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, our airport representative will wait for you at the airport, we will display a Himalayan Frozen Adventure with your group name signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our car.


Can I exchange my money in Nepal?
Of course, You can exchangers your money at the Airport, ATM, and money exchange by a better rate. And you can get enough Nepalese cash for your trek.


What do I have to carry on the trekking?
You have to carry the perfect size trekking bag where you can put your personal belongings item, snacks, sunscreen, water, camera,  gloves, hat, and jacket. Our porter will carry your 20 kg bigger packs.


Is possible to store my extra things in Kathmandu Hotel?
Yes, it's possible to store your extra things in Kathmandu Hotel, We have a safe place to store your luggage.


Can I get an experienced guide?
Of course, we'll provide an experienced guide, who has the deepest information about Himalayan Nepal, and government license holder English speaking guide. Our guide and porter are fully helpful and friendly and make your trip fantastic.


 

Useful Information

Khopra Danda Trek Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory to have to join an adventurous trip in the Himalayas. It is for your safety. The travel insurance must cover things like illness, medical emergencies, accidents, death, trip cancellation, and loss of personal baggage & items. All costs for Emergency Evacuation must be paid in cash in Nepal unless an insurance company has agreed to pay all the cost on your behalf. Make sure that your travel insurance covers activities in the Himalayas if you are participating in them.

*Note: Foreigners are not allowed to purchase an insurance policy in Nepal. So make sure to purchase good travel insurance in your country, and it is your responsibility to check whether your insurance policy is adequate or not.


Khopra Danda Trek Accommodation

Khopra Danda Trek accommodations are Lodge and Teahouse. Around Kathmandu and Pokhara, we can find a good facility with comfortable accommodation at the Hotel. Khopra Danda Trek all accommodations are on the twin-shared basis. During the trek, Himalayan frozen Adventure will manage room with attached washrooms. In the teahouse, we have to share the toilet. Single room is available in Kathmandu, Pokhara and the lower elevation trekking region but might be impossible to higher elevations.


Khopra Danda Trek Meals

At the Kathmandu and Pokhara have included only breakfast. During the Khopra Danda Trek, all meals will be provided. In the Annapurna region, we can enjoy Nepalese food with international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Tibetan, Italian, etc. Through the trek, we have breakfast/lunch at the teahouse and Dinner will be at the lodge. You can choices different kinds of breakfast, lunch, and dinner by the menu. 


Passport & Visa

A passport with at least six months of validity from the return date is mandatorily needed. You can get the Nepalese visa from the Nepalese Embassies or Consulate in your country. You can also get the Nepalese visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Do know that there are few countries that have to apply for the Nepalese visa from their own country. Obtaining your visa is entirely your responsibility.

While booking, make sure to put full and correct passport information so that we can get all the necessary permits, tickets, and pay fees on your behalf. If you do not provide the correct information when you make your booking, we will not be able to make the necessary bookings on your behalf and cannot be held responsible.


Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

AMS or altitude sickness is one of the main risks while traversing in the high altitude. The main region behind getting AMS is when the body doesn't adjust to the lower level, and the result can be deadly. So it is very important to take proper measures on time. Gaining altitude with constant pace and proper acclimatization days will help reduce the chances of getting AMS.

Similarly, you also have to keep yourself hydrated during the trek, therefore, drink enough water and avoid alcoholic drinks as it dehydrates the body. If you are planning to trek in one of the adventurous trails of Nepal then do keep above things in your mind.

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Khopra Danda Trek Best season

The climatic condition of Nepal differs from place to place depending upon geographical regions. One can have warm and hot wear in the terai whereas can observe the chilling arctic-like weather in the Himalayas. Nepal’s weather is influenced by a maritime and continental factor and has four different seasons, Autumn (September to November), followed by Winter (December to February), Spring (March to May), and finally, there is Summer/Monsoon (June to August).

The best time to go on an adventurous journey in the Himalayas is in Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to November). These are the best times to go on any treks and climbing trips because of stable weather and a moderate climate. There is only one place in Nepal, where you can go trekking in even monsoon (July to mid-September) and that is Upper Dolpo. This region lies in the rain shadow of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and therefore does not receive rainfall in the monsoon.

Autumn (September To November)

Autumn (September-November) is one of the perfect seasons to trekking with hiking in Himalayan Nepal, so thousands of trekkers choose these months. In fact, September, October, and November months are will be full of excellent atmosphere as well as beauty, enjoys your journey with joy and beauty. The Autumn season provides reference weather with clear magnificent mountains. The temperature is good than another season. September-November is a great time to express your adventure in Himalayan Nepal. It will also be free from natural disasters such as floods and landslides these months. It's the most famous season to goes high altitude area of Himalayan. 

Winter (November To March)

Winter (November-March) is also possible to trek in Himalayan Nepal, the weather condition is stable and the days are clear. December, January and February are the cold months in Nepal. Days temperatures are cool but the nights are much cold. During the winter trek is risk winds and colder temperatures. Above 3,000m altitude being usually snowfall and freezing. If you are looking for wonderful scenery, let choose the lower elevation trek in Nepal.

Spring (March To May)

Spring (March-May) is the second famous trekking season in Himalayan Nepal. March, April, and May is also a great option to mountain climbing and high altitude trek. At spring morning weather condition will be clear, but the afternoon sky covered by the cloud, and sometimes can be rain. You can get to see beautiful flowers like jasmine, pine, and rhododendron with wild flora. During the Spring, lower altitude trek is mildly warm and above 3,000m quite a moderate temperature. This season also best to express your adventure in Nepal.

Summer (June To August)

In the summer season, the trekkers are less crowded in the Himalayan region will be less. June, July and August are the main raining season in Nepal which involves monsoon. Bad weather can hamper travel, maybe some problems during the journey due to heavy rain. Some travelers prefer to travel at this time as this is also not an emergency period. The weather is hot and almost everyday rains. This season is better for the tour to Tibet and in Himalayan Nepal like Mustang, Dolpo region, and Nar-Phu valley because these regions are in the rain-shadow.


Trekking Equipment

Trekking equipment is the essential material used during the trip to the Himalayas, which is used on a daily basis. Without trekking equipment, your trip may be unsuccessful so we request you please follow the list. If you have not time to buy in your country, so don't worry we can help to buy trekking equipment in Kathmandu. Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt.Ltd will make your precious time reference and entertainment.

Trekking Equipment Lists

HEAD

  • Headlight
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat and scarf

FACE

  • Face wipes and towels
  • Sunscreen +40
  • Sunglass

Hands

  • Waterproof & Snowproof Gloves
  • Lightweight gloves

Body clothing

  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jackets
  • Sport hiking t-shirts, preferably quick-drying
  • Fleece jacket and sweaters
  • Poncho and rain jacket
  • Socks preferably cotton –mix
  • Lightweight cotton trekking pants with folding option

Lists of Footwear

  • Water/Snowproof Trekking Boots
  • Socks preferably cotton sports socks but take some extra pairs
  • Crampon (optional)

Essential gear

  • Day Backpack above the 30 L
  • Pack covers
  • Thermos Bottel- hard bottle that can be used for boiled drinking water

Water peals

  • Umbrella / Poncho
  • Walking pole if you need it
  • Thick Sleeping bag
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry soap
  • Antibacterial Gel
  • Toiletries
  • Toothbrush
  • Shampoo

Personal accessories

  • Cell phone
  • Watch
  • Camera
  • Money wallet with Money
  • Padlocks
  • Plastic bag
  • Sewing kit
  • Extra p photos and passport photocopies

First-aid Kit

  • Diamox (acetazolamide)
  • Lozenges
  • Elastic bandages
  • Moleskin
  • Cotton bandages and band-aids
  • Lancing needle
  • Antibiotic eye-drops
  • Thermometer
  • Sling
  • Paracetamol
  • Antiseptic antibacterial cream or solution
  • Painkillers
  • Anti-emetic for nausea (not at high altitude)
  • Loperamide to control diarrhea
  • Norfloxacin or Cipro to cure diarrhea, other infections
  • Oral rehydration salts

Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt. Ltd porter is available for (2 trekkers a porter) who will carry up to 20 kg at maximum; therefore, keep this in mind before you pack your bags!!!