7 Days Short Khopra Danda Trek from Pokhara

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Trip Details
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Destination: Nepal

7 Days Short Khopra Danda Trek from Pokhara

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

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1050m) 1 & ½ hr & Trek to Ghandruk (1940m) – 5 hrs
  • Day 02: Ghandruk to Tadapani (2675m.8,630 ft) 3-4 hrs
  • Day 03: Tadapani (2595m.) – Bayeli Kharka (3450m/11318 ft) 5 hours.
  • Day 04: Bayli Kharka (3450m.) – Khopra Danda (Ridge) (3660m/11811 ft) 5 hours.
  • Day 05: Khopra Danda (3660m.) – Swanta (2214m/7874m) 4 hours.
  • Day 06: Swanta –Ghorepani (2880m9,350 ft) 5 hrs.
  • Day 07: Early morning hike to Poon Hill viewpoint (3,210 m/ 10,525 ft) ¾ hr, then trek to Pokhara.

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.
  • Day 01Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1050m) 1 & ½ hr & Trek to Ghandruk (1940m) – 5 hrsDrive 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)
  • Day 02Ghandruk to Tadapani (2675m.8,630 ft) 3-4 hrsWe 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)
  • Day 03Tadapani (2595m.) – Bayeli Kharka (3450m/11318 ft) 5 hours.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)
  • Day 04Bayli Kharka (3450m.) – Khopra Danda (Ridge) (3660m/11811 ft) 5 hours.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)
  • Day 05Khopra Danda (3660m.) – Swanta (2214m/7874m) 4 hours.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)
  • Day 06Swanta –Ghorepani (2880m9,350 ft) 5 hrs.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
  • Day 07Early morning hike to Poon Hill viewpoint (3,210 m/ 10,525 ft) ¾ hr, then trek to Pokhara.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)