7 Days Short Khopra Danda Trek from Pokhara

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 7 Days
  • Destination Nepal

7 Days Short Khopra Danda Trek from Pokhara Cost 2023/2024

Do you wish to trek in the newly opened trekking trails but have a shortage on time? Do not worry! Khopra Danda short trek is the newly opened community trek at the popular Annapurna region of Nepal. It is one of the popular treks among the world’s best trek as it renders amazing and adventurous trekking trip for the trekkers.

This trek is also called as Khopra Ridge trek, which is the great alternative to the famous Ghorepani trek. It actually takes you to another excellent view of the Annapurnas. This off-beaten trek has fewer teahouses to make trekkers stay over there to amaze with nature. Since the trek starts and ends with Pokhara, you will see beautiful lakes.

Most popular trekking routes are Muktinath and Ghorepani spoiled due to road condition so that Khopra Danda is the alternative trekking route to witness natural beauty. Alongside, it helps you enjoy amazing views of several mountains such as Annapurna, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and others. Another major attraction of this trek is Khayar Lake, which is at 4827m.

It is ideal to travel this destination from September to November because you can able to see beautiful landscaped millet and paddy farm. You also see Yaks gazing around the beautiful hills.

Highlights of Short Khopra Danda Trek from Pokhara

Are you eager to know the highlights of this trek? Go through the below section carefully and decide whether the trek meets your need or you require any customization.

  • Explore peaceful and short trek in the Annapurna region
  • Enjoy trekking in the off-the-beaten route
  • Mesmerize with the wonderful view of the lake city, Pokhara where your trek starts
  • Trek through rhododendron forests to enjoy the thrill of forest
  • Outstanding views of sunrise and sunset over the great Himalaya
  • Stay at the teahouse with one of the best panoramic views of Nepal
  • Stunning views of Mount Annapurna (I, II, III & south), Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, and others
  • Get a chance to learn more about the various culture and nature
Itinerary
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Drive to Nayapul by private car from Pokhara, it will take about one hour. Then we will trek from Nayapul to Ghandruk. We follow the Modi Khola, cross the river in Birethanti,to follow Modi Khola valley passing Sauly Bazaar,this will take about 2 hours, then we climb up steps and continue to walk to. the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk,village with vibrant Buddhist monasteries and houses made of slate and stones.with beautiful mountain views and rich in gurung traditions Overnight at guest house in Ghandruk.Overnight at lodge included meals -(B,L,D)

  • Max. Altitude: 1940m
  • Day tour time:5 hrs
  • Accommodation:Lodge

We leave the terraced hillsides and the village of Ghandruk behind and trek through rhododendron and oak forest. There are no villages on this route, but there are a few teahouses at the place called Baisi Kharkha (Buffalo Grassing place) to rest. We will get to see awe inspiring views of Machhapuchhare (6993m),Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna South (7237m), and Lamjung Himal (6931m) along the way. Overnight at lodge included meals -(B,L,D)

  • Max. Altitude: 2675m
  • Day tour time:3-4 hrs
  • Accommodation:Lodge

From Tadapani we walk the first and half hours through the forest of rhododendrons and Primula.then after 4 hours of gradual climb we reach above the timberline with amazing views of the Annapurna .we will stop for lunch my a streams and continue through the through open countryside to reach a small pass from here the trail descends through rhododendron to a clearing known as Bayli Kharka, and the lodge.From the village, we can enjoy superb views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, the seventh highest mountain in the world,Overnight at lodge included meals -(B,L,D)

  • Max. Altitude: 3450m
  • Day tour time:5 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

From Bayli Kharka we will descend through forests to reach the pastures of Chistibang . From Chistibang we trek for around 2 hours to ascend above the timberlines to reach the ridge at Kopra,You might get to see Himalayan tahr and Danfe pheasant on the way.On top we will see amazing views on all sides of Dhaulagiri, Damphus Peak, Tukuche Peak,Nilgiri, Annapurna 1, Annapurna South and deep down Sikha.Overnight at lodge included meals -(B,L,D)

  • Max. Altitude: 3660m
  • Day tour time:5 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

From Khopra Ridge we can walk to Khayar Lake at 4600m which will take around 5 hours we'll take a steep trail on the ridge with stone steps with a gorgeous view of nature. After visiting the lake we will come back down to Khopra. For those who don't want to visit the lake we will trek down a trail to reach the nice little village Swanta ,with incredibly friendly people, it is also also the community cheese factory. Where not many other tourists come. You can explore the place as well as taste cheese.Overnight at lodge included meals -(B,L,D)

  • Max. Altitude: 2214m
  • Day tour time:4 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

We will descend through the village fields to a small river then will cross the suspension bridge and head upwards to the village of Chittre, where will join the main trekking trail. There is a further ascent to reach the Ghorepani .we will enjoy seeing great views of the Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre massif and a well-earned rest. Overnight at lodge included meals -(B,L,D

  • Max. Altitude: 2880m
  • Day tour time:5 hrs
  • Accommodation:Lodge

We ascend to poon Hill (3,210m) early morning to view sunrise over the whole Annapurna , Dhaulagiri massif including Mt Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) , Mt Manaslu and surrounding rice terrace A favourite spot among photographers After visiting Poonhill, we will trek back to nayapul then drive to pokhara ,We will drop at your hotel in Pokhara. Included meals -(B)

  • Accommodation:Hotel
What's Included
  • Accommodations Tea house lodge in the mountains.
  • All itinerary as on suggested itinerary.
  • All land transportation
  • Pick up from your hotel in Pokhara and transfer to trekking starting point.
  • Pick up from trekking ending point and transfer you to Pokhara.
  • All meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All necessary paper works, conservation entry permits and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit. .
  • 1 trekking guide & 1 porter (maximum 25kg luggage) will be provided during your treks.
  • Salary, accommodations& meals for trekking guide and porter.
  • First aids kids, water purified tab & all necessary in the mountains.
  • All VAT (Government tax and service charge)
What's not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Items that mentioned as your own expenses.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tipping.
  • Any extra expenses due to weather change or natural causes such as landslide or accident.
Departure Dates
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Start DateThursdayApr 25, 2024End DateWednesdayMay 01, 2024PricePriceUS $550StatusAvailabilityAvailable
Start DateTuesdayApr 30, 2024End DateMondayMay 06, 2024PricePriceUS $550StatusAvailabilityAvailable
Useful Information

Best time to do the 7 Days Short Khopra Danda Trek

The best time to do the Khopra Danda trek is during spring and autumn season. The spring season (March- May) offers clear skies, stunning mountains views, warm and sunny days and beautiful rhododendron flowers. The autumn season (Sept- Nov) has stable weather with clear views in mountains. Monsoon season is least preferred due to rainfalls and winter season is also good but the weather is extremely cold which will be challenging. However as the short Khopra Danda trek is available throughout the year so you can book the trek whenever you want.

Physical Requirements for 7 Days Short Khopra Danda Trek

The Short Khopra Danda Trek is an easy trek in the Annapurna region. Trekking in the higher altitudes is physically challenging but if you are physically and mentally fit and determined then you can easily complete the trek. You should be able to walk at least 6 hours a day to complete the trek. You can be prepared in advance before few days of the trek by jogging, cycling, swimming, etc. To complete this 7 days short trek all you need is a good health with normal physical fitness.

Teahouses on the 7 Days Short Khopra Danda Trek

In your short Khopra Danda Trek you will be staying at some typical teahouses/ lodges. The lodges and the teahouses offer the basic facilities. The rooms are clean and provide you comfortable beds with pillows and warm blanket. The bathroom and toilet are neat and clean. You will also get a facility of hot shower.

Meals on the 7 Days Short Khopra Danda Trek

During the Short Khopra Danda trek you can have your meals on the teahouses you are staying at. You can enjoy varieties of delicious foods. You can have pizza, spaghetti, noodles, chapatti, green veggies, Dal Bhat, cheese and many other foods and drinks available on the menu. You can choose anything you want from the menu. Intakes of alcoholic drinks are not recommended in the trek.

Wifi, electricity and Communication on 7 Days Short Khopra Danda Trek

Wifi and electricity are available in the teahouses and lodges during the Short Khopra Danda Trek. You can get a wifi facility and also charge your phones and camera batteries by paying extra costs. In the trek you will communicate through the cell phones. You can get cell phone signals but at higher altitude the signals may not be available and if it’s available then it would not be strong enough.

Safe drinking water during 7 Days Short Khopra Danda Trek

You should drink as much as water you can and stay hydrated during the Short Khopra Danda Trek. You can buy the mineral water bottles or filter water or hot water at the teahouses and lodges. It is better if you carry water purification tablets and a thermos to keep your water warm.

Travel Insurance for 7 Days Short Khopra Danda Trek

It is best to have travel insurance for your safety during Short Khopra Danda Trek. It is good if the insurance covers the medical services and helicopter rescue. This will make you feel safe throughout the trek and you will be able to enjoy the trek.

Trekking Gears and Equipment for the Short Khopra Danda Trek

The most important trekking gears to pack for Khopra Danda are:

  • Sleeping bags, trekking poles
  • Water bottles, cell phone, cameras, power banks, torch lights
  • Trekking boots, trekking trousers, warm jackets, warm socks
  • Quick drying towel, sunscreen cream, lip balm, moisturize
  • Hat, gloves, scarf, T-shirts
  • Medical kits, water purification tablets

 

There are many other things you need for your Short Khopra Danda trek. You can pack the valuable and essential equipments and leave the unnecessary things at your hotel.

Permits for 7 Days Short Khopra Danda Trek

The Short Khopra Danda Trek in Annapurna region needs two permits. One is the Annapurna Conservation Area permit (ACAP), and the other one is the Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card.

7 Days Short Khopra Danda Trek Difficulty

The Short Khopra Danda trek is not difficult at all. You can complete the trek in 7 days easily by walking for 6 hours a day. It is a perfect trek for beginners who want to explore the stunning mountains. Everyone with normal physical fitness and good health condition can do the Short Khopra Danda Trek.

7 Days Short Khopra Danda Trek Safety

The Short Khopra Danda trek in Nepal is a safe trek. Welcome Nepal Treks assures the safety of the customers. We provide the best guide and porter who will help you in need and make sure that the trekker is safe. They also carry the necessary trekking gears and first aid kits with them. Our team prepares and executes safety precautions very carefully. Our first priority is your safety; you will be in safe hands.

Tipping on 7 Days Short Khopra Danda Trek

The tip cost is not included in the package so it is completely your choice. In this Short 7 days Khopra Danda trek you will have the best guide and porters. They will provide you the best services and try their best to make your trekking journey easy and memorable. If you loved their work and services you can tip them which will make them happy and motivated.

Why to do Short 7 Days Khopra Danda Trek

The Short Khopra Danda Trek is spectacular trekking routes in the Annapurna region. The trek offers you great experience of traditional villages, local lifestyle, cultures and amazing mountain peaks in the Annapurna region. You will enjoy the great walk through the rhododendron forests exploring amazing wildlife. The trek is perfect for people with short time in Nepal. The trek can be finished in 7 days and offers the great adventures and natural thrill. Trekkers looking for easy, short and adventurous trekking should do this Short Khopra Danda Trek in Nepal.

Why Welcome Nepal Treks for 7 Days Khopra Danda Trek

Welcome Nepal Treks is a very well experienced local trekking and tours company of Nepal. We advise you to do the Short Khopra Danda Trek with us as we provide the package at the reasonable price. During your Short Khopra Danda, we will make sure to serve you the best services and facilities with great hospitality. We will not let our customer disappoint at all. Our top most priority will be customer’s safety and satisfaction. Our company offers the best professional and knowledgeable guides for Short Khopra Danda Trek. We can also customize the trek itinerary as per your requirements. We will put all our efforts to make your trip memorable. You should book this amazing Short Khopra Danda trek with us and have a best trekking experience.

FAQs
  • Q1. How much does it cost to do the short Khopra Danda trek from Pokhara?

    Welcome Nepal treks offer the 7 days Short Khopra Danda trek at a very reasonable price. We offer this short adventurous Khopra Danda trekking package around $550 with the quality services. The cost includes the transportation fees and everything mentioned in the package with all meals.

  • The availability of money exchange services in Khopra Danda during the trek can be limited. Khopra Danda is a relatively remote area in the Annapurna region of Nepal, and there are no banks or official currency exchange facilities specifically located there.

  • Yes, you can do the Khopra Danda trek without a guide. Many trekkers choose to trek independently on the Khopra Danda route, as it is a well-marked trail and relatively straightforward to navigate. While trekking without a guide allows for flexibility and independence, it's essential to be self-sufficient, prepared, and cautious.

  • Ultimately, the decision to hire a porter for the short Khopra Danda trek is subjective and depends on your personal preferences and circumstances. If you prefer to have assistance in carrying your belongings and want to focus on enjoying the trek, hiring a porter can be a valuable option. If you are confident in your physical ability and prefer to trek independently, carrying your own backpack is also possible.

  • Yes, you can buy trekking gears in Nepal. Nepal is a popular destination for trekkers and mountaineers, and there are numerous shops and markets in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara that cater to the needs of trekkers. Thamel, a neighborhood in Kathmandu is particularly renowned for its wide range of shops selling trekking and outdoor gear. You can find stores that offer trekking clothing, footwear, backpacks, sleeping bags, trekking poles, camping equipment, and other necessary items.

  • Yes, the short Khopra Danda trek is generally considered safe for trekkers. However, it's important to take necessary precautions and be prepared for the potential risks and challenges that may arise during the trek.

  • The highest point of the Khopra Danda trek is Khopra Ridge, also known as Khopra Hill or Khopra Top. It stands at an elevation of approximately 3,660 meters (12,008 feet) above sea level.

  • While it is possible to experience altitude sickness during this trek, the risk is relatively low compared to higher-altitude treks in the Himalayas.

  • To minimize the risk of altitude sickness during the Khopra Danda Trek, it is recommended to follow these guidelines:

    • Gradual ascent
    • Stay hydrated
    • Descend if necessary
    • Avoid alcohol and smoking
  • The Khopra Danda Trek in Nepal is considered by many to be a worthwhile and rewarding experience. Here are a few reasons why the Khopra Danda Trek is often regarded as worth it:

    • Off-the-beaten-path experience
    • Breathtaking views
    • Cultural immersion
    • Khayer lake
    • Varied landscapes
  • Communication during the Khopra Danda Trek can be challenging due to the remote nature of the trekking route. However, it is still possible to maintain some level of communication with those at home, although the options may be limited. Mobile network coverage in the Khopra Danda Trek area is limited. You may find some intermittent signal reception in certain locations, particularly in larger villages like Tadapani or Ghorepani. However, once you go higher into more remote areas, it is unlikely that you will have reliable network access. Also, some tea houses and lodges along the Khopra Danda Trek may offer limited Wi-Fi access for a fee. However, the quality and reliability of Wi-Fi connections can vary significantly, and it may not be available in all locations.

  • The Short Khopra Danda Trek is known for its unique features and highlights that set it apart from other treks in Nepal. Here are some of the special aspects of the Khopra Danda Trek:

    • Off-the-beaten-path experience
    • Panoramic mountain views
    • Cultural immersion
    • Khayer Lake
    • Diverse landscapes
    • Wildlife and biodiversity
  • Yes, Welcome Nepal Treks let the clients to customize the itinerary of the Short Khopra Danda Trek according to their preferences. We will make sure to meet our customer’s needs and requirements and make them satisfied.

  • Yes, it is advisable to carry extra cash with you when trekking the Short Khopra Danda Trail. It’s important to note that they may not always accept credit cards or have reliable card payment facilities.

  • You will get the refund if you cancel the booking of Short Khopra Danda trekking package. But you will be charged the amount of cancelation. However, the cancelation should not be too late. For example, if you are going for the trek tomorrow and have already paid for the package then you will not even get the refund as it will be too late.

  • Yes, you can do the last-minute booking of the short Khopra Danda trek. We accept your last-minute booking. It should be done at least before one day prior to the trip departure date.