Khopra Danda Trek

Khopra Danda Trek 11 Days

$ 840 Per Person

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Facts About Trip

Maximum Altitude:

3,640m.

Group Size:

2 to 25 People

Transportation:

Flight/private transport

Accommodation:

Best available

Best season:

Spring and Autumn

Meals:

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Tour type:

Trekking

Grade:

Moderate/Adventure

Trekking Region

Annapurna Region

Trip Highlights

  • Unique route, less crowded, off the beaten Annapurna trails.
  • Panoramic sight of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna, and Machhapuchhre from Khopra.
  • Pass through Gurung, Magar, Chhetri, and Brahmin communities, exploring local culture.
  • Perfect for introducing children to trekking, cultural exchange with locals.
  • Starts at Kathmandu, scenic flight to Pokhara, trek through lush landscapes.

Overview

The route follows a local trail that takes you down into the valley north of Ghorepani, before climbing up another ridge, known as “Khopra Ridge”.Khopra Danda Trek offers the perfect view of snow-capped peaks and green hills including terraced fields, pasturelands, and beautiful cultural villages.

The 12-days trip begins with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. You then take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara with mesmerizing views of massive mountains followed by a short scenic drive to Kimche.

Kimche starts the actual trekking off the beaten trails to Ghandruk, which is the largest Gurung village in the Annapurna region. The route passes through a densely forested path filled with rhododendrons, oaks, bamboos, and pines.

The trek not only offers eye-catching views of the snowy Himalayas like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (7061m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), and others, but also features a stunning view of sunrise over the mountains from Khopra Ridge and Poon Hill.

The trail passes through beautiful villages of Gurung, Magar, Chhetri, and Brahmin communities, which allows trekkers to observe and experience the pure Nepali culture and lifestyle. The trek is an excellent way to make your children familiar with the joys of trekking and exchanging culture and experience with the local people.

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a representative from your trekking agency and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city or rest and prepare for the trek.

Day 2 : Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m)

After breakfast, you will be driven to Pokhara, a scenic lakeside town that is the gateway to the Annapurna region. The drive takes about 6 hours, and you'll have time to explore Pokhara in the afternoon.

Day 3 : Pokhara to Tadapani (2,590m)

After breakfast, you will drive to Nayapul (1,070m) and begin your trek to Tadapani. The trail follows the Modi Khola river through rhododendron forests and small villages. Tadapani is a small village with stunning views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre.

Day 4 : Tadapani to Dobato (3,350m)

Today's trek takes you through dense rhododendron forests and up to the ridge at Deurali Pass. From here, you'll have great views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. After a short descent, you'll reach Dobato where you'll spend the night.

Day 5 : Dobato to Upper Chistibung (2,975m)

Today, the trail gradually ascends through forests and meadows to reach Upper Chistibung. You'll have stunning views of the Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre along the way.

Day 6 : Upper Chistibung to Khopra Ridge (3,660m)

Today's trek is the highlight of the Khopra Trek as you reach Khopra Ridge. The trail takes you through alpine forests and open meadows where you'll have breathtaking views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. You'll spend the night in teahouses on the Khopra Ridge.

Day 7 : Khopra Ridge to Swanta (2,200m)

Today's trek descends from Khopra Ridge through rhododendron forests and small villages. You'll reach the village of Swanta, where you'll spend the night.
 

Day 8 : Swanta to Ulleri (2,050m)

Today's trek is a downhill walk through small villages and farmland. You'll reach the village of Ulleri, where you'll spend the night.
 

Day 9 : Ulleri to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara

Today is your last day of trekking as you descend to Nayapul. From here, you'll drive back to Pokhara where you can relax and celebrate your trekking accomplishments.
 

Day 10 : Drive back to Kathmandu

After breakfast, you'll drive back to Kathmandu where you'll have time to explore the city and do some souvenir shopping. In the evening, you'll enjoy a farewell dinner with your trekking group.
 

Day 11 : Departures

This day is the final day for you from Nepal after successfully your destination target. today going to bye-bye to all who together walked, ate, played all think shared like family and going to meet your happy family and friends. everyone shaking our hand and saying bye-bye see you again.
 

What Is Included ?

  • Pick-up from the airport and transportation to the hotel.
  • 2-night hotel in Kathmandu in the (3-star) hotel. 
  • Domestic flight tickets (Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu) and airport departure taxes.
  • (100% Waterproof) Duffle bag to keep your personal belongings and things to be carried by the porter.
  • 3 times meal and tea/coffee during the trek.
  • Professional guide, assistant guide, and porters (size of the travel groups) during the trek.
  • Permit, TIMS, and national park entry fee.
  • All wages, and medical kits for the groups and staff.
  • Insurance for the guide and porters.
  • Appreciation Certificate after the successful trek by Unique Sherpa Trek & Expedition. 
  • Farewell dinner at Kathmandu before departure. Tea/Coffee with the meal.

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and also in case of early return than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Extra baggage check-in during the flight (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu) if more than 15 KG, extra, can be paid directly to the airline.
  • Tips for guide and porters.
  • Any kind of meal During Your Stay in Kathmandu (Except Farewell Dinner).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival late departure, or early return from the trek.
  • Rescue, Medicine, Medical Test, Repatriation, Hospitalization Expenses for Climbs.
  • Any Internet, Hot shower, Drinking Water, Alcohol, cold Drinks, Laundry.
  • Additional costs suffered due to causes beyond our control, such as natural disasters, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, emergency evacuation, changes in government policies, strikes, and so forth.
  • Insurance for Clients
  • International flight Tickets.
  • Clothing, Packing Items or bag, personal, Medical Kits, and Personal Trekking Gear.
  • any other items, not Included in the Above (Cost Included) Section.

 

NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. It is not will be refundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.

Route Map

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Fixed Departure Dates

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FAQs

You must carry a photocopy of your passport and two copies of the recently taken pp size photo also under provision you will need.
1. Visa to Nepal recommended letter from the department of Nepal tourism board.
2. Hotel booking confirmation.
3. Proof of insurance that covers emergency search and rescue, and treatment for the duration of their travel.
4. Barcode generated from the online application of the online international travel form.

Yes, of course, you can extend your visa for a minimum of 15 days for $45 and $3 extra each day.

Travel insurance is mandatory for travelers willing to go on adventures. It should be covered your medical expenses, travel protection, emergency medical repatriation, baggage loss coverage, and in case of death. You must submit a copy of your insurance policy to the office or Unique sherpa trek & Expedition before the trip.
 

Yes, Why not? If you are on regular medications for general health concerns, you can take your medication. But it is always better to consult a doctor for anything concerned with health.
 

Nepal is a beautiful, and diverse landscape country. While there are numerous destinations that can be traveled to throughout the year. Nepal is the 12-monthly best season for trekking, tour, and travel, but for mountaineering best season is spring.

Yes, most village has medical clinics and health posts available in server cases, in other ways we will have medical personnel available for your services.
 

Internet facilities are wide coverage in Nepal including remote areas too as well. You can also 3G/4G service by purchasing a SIM card available at convenience stores in cities and remote areas. but nowadays all places have free wi-fi available in the hotel and restaurants during the trek.

At high altitudes, your cardio-pulmonary system is affected by low oxygen density. You can suffer from general breathing difficulties to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and your skin is susceptible to sunburn if not protected by clothes or sunblock. The AMS is preventable through appropriate trekking pace and undertaking acclimatization.

We highly recommend having a guide with you. You will travel in wilderness areas and at high elevations so from a safety aspect you should not be alone. Traveling through villages there are many trails and if you took the wrong path accidentally it might be challenging to communicate with locals to get back on the right way or to secure food or accommodation. They will be unlikely to speak English.
 

We ensure travel safety for all our guests’ women or men traveling with our company. Nepal is generally very safe and welcoming to foreign tourists. We have excellent relationships with the lodges we use and our guides are aware of the whereabouts of every guest on the trek. Our groups are small and we ensure continuous visual contact.

Actually, in Nepal quiet and reasonable price, it is also dependent on the quality and quantities which means more than $10 per night without dinner and breakfast. The cost of food depends on your choice to eat. Lower prices in the local restaurants and higher prices in fancy restaurants have totally different prices. but all your stay for the mentioned days in the trip is included in the package price.

Well, tips and gratuities are provided as a reward for hard work. Our porters, guide, assistant sherpa, and climbers guide invest their time. Experience and effort to make your travel a memorable one. so, the tip is a bonus and makes motivates them.

Additional Information

Khayar Lake Side Trip: One of the highlights of the Khopra Danda Trek is the side trip to Khayar Lake, a serene alpine lake located at an altitude of approximately 4,600 meters (15,092 feet). Trekkers can embark on a challenging but rewarding hike to Khayar Lake from Khopra Danda, enjoying stunning mountain views and pristine natural surroundings.

Community Homestay Experience: Along the Khopra Danda Trek, trekkers have the opportunity to experience community-based tourism by staying in local homestays in villages such as Swanta and Narchyang. This immersive cultural experience allows trekkers to interact with local families, learn about their way of life, and contribute directly to the local economy.

Panoramic Views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Ranges: The Khopra Danda viewpoint offers panoramic views of some of the highest peaks in the world, including Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters/26,795 feet) and the Annapurna range. Trekkers can witness the sunrise and sunset casting golden hues over the snow-capped mountains, creating a magical spectacle.

Breathtaking Rhododendron Forests: During the spring season (March to May), the Khopra Danda Trek is adorned with vibrant rhododendron forests in full bloom. Trekkers can traverse through lush forests of rhododendron trees, with colorful flowers carpeting the forest floor and creating a stunning backdrop against the Himalayan landscape.

Wildlife Encounters: The Khopra Danda Trek offers opportunities for wildlife encounters with native Himalayan fauna. Trekkers may spot elusive species such as the Himalayan tahr, musk deer, langur monkeys, and various bird species, adding an element of wildlife observation to the trekking experience.

Meditation and Yoga Retreats: The tranquil setting of Khopra Danda provides an ideal environment for meditation and yoga retreats. Trekkers can take advantage of the serene surroundings and practice mindfulness, meditation, and yoga poses amidst the majestic Himalayan peaks, promoting relaxation and inner peace.

Traditional Gurung Culture and Festivals: The villages along the Khopra Danda Trek are inhabited by Gurung communities, known for their rich cultural heritage and traditional way of life. Trekkers may have the opportunity to witness traditional Gurung festivals, dances, and rituals, providing insights into the local culture and customs.

Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Practices: The Khopra Danda Trek promotes environmental conservation and sustainable tourism practices to minimize the impact on the fragile mountain ecosystem. Trekkers are encouraged to follow Leave No Trace principles, carry out waste, and support eco-friendly initiatives that contribute to the preservation of the natural environment.

Photography Workshops and Tours: The stunning landscapes and cultural diversity along the Khopra Danda Trek make it a paradise for photography enthusiasts. Guided photography workshops and tours are available for trekkers interested in capturing the beauty of the Himalayas, learning photography techniques, and enhancing their skills amidst breathtaking scenery.

Volunteering and Community Development Projects: Trekkers can engage in volunteering opportunities and community development projects along the Khopra Danda Trek to give back to the local communities. This may include participating in school rebuilding projects, environmental conservation initiatives, or supporting healthcare and education programs in the region.

Equipments

During the trekking, you could see many trekkers wearing expensive outdoor fashion equipment but we recommend you prepare comfortable and durable equipment. Trekking equipment is essential for anyone planning outdoor adventures, whether it's a day hike or a multi-day expedition. Below is a list of names of crucial equipment.

 

Cloth of trekkers,

Down Jacket: You could take on rent in Kathmandu if you don’t have

Thermal Baselayer Set: It is your second skin; bring the best quality (2 sets)

Fleece Pullover Hoodie: keeping you warm even if moisture condenses on the inside when it rains.

Light Weight Thermal Tops: It is comfortable when you don’t use a base layer

Waterproof Jacket and paints: recommended water, rain, and snowproof (if in case of bad weather)

Hiking Shorts: At lower altitudes and under the sun, it can be comfortable

Hiking T-Shirt: For lower altitude

Hiking Pants: Lightweight quick-drying paints (no jeans please)

Gloves: It is recommended to bring two pairs, a light one and a heavyweight water/windproof

Sports Bra for Her: A good sports bra is recommended when you are hiking

Sports underwear: Quick-dry

Woolen Hat: This is handy when it’s getting cold in the evening and morning.

Sunhat: Just it protects from the Sun

Microfleece Buff: I recommend bringing two, it is useful for either low-altitude or higher-altitude

 

Footwear Gears,

Hiking Boots: Ankle support, waterproof (running shoes are not recommended)

Sandals or Running Shoes: In the mornings and in the evenings in the teahouse (running shoes or even sandals will be fine)

Hiking Socks: Good-quality hiking socks should keep your feet dry and comfortable. Bring enough socks

Inner Socks: You could wear thin inner socks to support your hiking socks.

 

Trekking gears,

Snow gaiters: in case of bad weather and snowing

Duffle Bag: Waterproof and about 70L. We recommend this only if you are going to use Porter. Green Valley Nepal Treks will provide a duffel bag if you book Nepal Trekking with us on your arrival in Kathmandu.

Rucksack with Rain Cover: If you plan to carry your stuff during the trekking, we recommend you bring a comfortable (back support) 50 to 60L rucksack with rain cover.

Daypack with Rain Cover: Whether you use a porter or not, a day pack is necessary for your trekking trip in Nepal. Recommended daypack size is 25 to 30L with rain cover.

Trekking Poles: It is optional but if you know how to use it, then it can help your knee and joints.

Sleeping Bag: Recommended at least for -20 DC, Green Valley Nepal Treks will be provided at our pre-meeting if you don’t have your own (if you book the trip with us)

Sleeping Bag Liner: If you are planning to rent a sleeping bag, it is strongly recommended to bring your liner

 

Additional Accessories for Trekkers,

Reusable Water Bottle: Reduce plastic waste using a reusable water bottle.

Trash Bags: Pack trash bags to collect and dispose of your waste properly.

Phone Charger: Carry a fully charged mobile phone with a portable charger.

Power Bank: A power bank ensures your electronic devices stay charged.

Local SIM Card: Purchase a local SIM card for better connectivity in remote areas.

Cash: Carry enough cash to cover expenses, as ATMs might be scarce on the trekking route.

Map and Compass/GPS: Ensure you have the tools to navigate safely.

Camera and Binoculars: Capture the breathtaking landscapes and spot wildlife with a camera and binoculars.

Head Torch: small torch with spare batteries

Sunglasses: Recommended UV protection to prevent headaches and snow blindness.

Toiletries: Pack biodegradable soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and other essential toiletries.

Personal Medications: Bring any necessary prescription medications and basic over-the-counter remedies.

First Aid Kit: Your first-aid kit should include bandages, antiseptic cream, pain relievers, and any specific medications you might need.

Small Wash Towel: Light and quick-dry

Passport and Visa: Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months from entry, and obtain the necessary visa for Nepal.

Travel Insurance: Invest in comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking at high altitudes.

Permits and Tickets: Obtain all necessary permits for the specific trekking route you plan to take.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

$ 840 Per Person

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