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Khopra Danda and Poonhill trek

Trip Overview

Trip Information

Khopra danda trek is a new trail opened in the Annapurna region which provides you with the stunning views of Annapurna regions. This trek provides a complete new and closer view of the Annapurna Himalayan range. This trek provides travelers with a new and fresh experience as the trail is quite unspoiled and exotic. This trek is also known as Khopra Ridge Trek or Khayer Lake Trek. 

The trek will begin from pokhara and ends at the same point. You will be first experiencing the Annapurna panoramic trek, which includes the famous Ghorepani and Poonhill view point. You will get better views of himalayas as you reach higher points of your trek. Then you will continue your trek to Khopra danda experiencing a new side of the great mountain ranges, we will also be exploring khayer lake and leading our trail through beautiful gurung village “ Ghandruk” which has it’s own cultural richness and lastly ending our trek in Pokhara.

Trip Highlights:

Sightseeing at World heritage sites in Kathmandu
Amazing panoramic views of Himalayas,
Exploring diverse flora and fauna of Annapurna Conservation Area,
Trail following through the beautiful ghorepani and poonhill view point, Khopra Danda and khayer lake
Experiencing pokhara, exploring the local culture of Annapurna region
Staying at guesthouse and hotels which has the most amazing panoramic sceneries
Walking through off the beaten path with beautiful trekking trails.



Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

You arrive at Kathmandu. One of our representatives will meet and greet you and accompany you to the hotel, and also will provide you with further details about the trip.  You will have some free time left which you can utilize by buying necessary equipments for your trekking trip.

Accommodation: Hotel

Enjoying your morning breakfast you will start your trip at 9: 00 am. You will be visiting some of the must visit places and world heritage sites in Kathmandu city which includes Swoyambunath temple, Bouddhanath stupa, Pashupatinath temple, and Kathmandu durbar square.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

You will enjoy your breakfast and then head towards the gateway to Himalayas, pokhara. You will reach pokhara approximately in about 6 hours, and the roads are filled with beautiful landscapes and terraced farmlands. You will feel the vibe of the city once you reach there. pokhara has lots of fresh lakes, lively restaurants and hotels and Himalayan background.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Your trekking will start from today. You will enjoy your breakfast and then be driven towards Nayapul. The drive offers view of lush green alpine vegetations. It would be 4 hours drive to nayapul and then we start our short trek for today, going through bamboo woods, and slowly walking  up the valley reaching height of 1,495m.

Accommodation: guesthouse.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner.

Enjoying our lunch we will walk through a steep climb reaching at Ulleri. We will  continue our walk further enjoying beautiful oak and rhododendron forests. Ghorepani is also famous for rhododendrons as in spring the place holds very large area of rhododendrons. You will start to see amazing views of the Himalayas as Dhaulagiri I(8097m), Annapurna (8091m), Nilgiri (6940m), Hiunchuli(6441m), and more.

Accommodation:  guesthouse.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Today you will be hike up to poonhill view point, which truly lives up to its name. The view point gives you panoramic view of the Annapurna Himalayan range, Mt. Machhapuchhre, and the best part about the trek is, the views are gets more alive at the time of sunrise. Then moving further instead of heading towards tadapani, you will be heading towards Swanta.  The increasing Popularity of Khopra Danda Trek has helped to develop good service guesthouse.

Accommodation: guest house.

Walking duration: 3 – 4 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will begin our walk into the forest, then we will reach Ahl kharka. There would be sign like blue and white or other color blazes which means you are on the right track. Continuing our walk with in a diverse trail but beautidul in it’s own way you will reach Dhan Kharka.

Accommodation: local lodge.

Walking Duration:4 – 5 hours.

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner.

Today we reach our destination, Khopra Danda. Trail is short today as you will be trekking about 3- 4 hours.  The path is beautiful and it consists of amazing views of mountains, from a new side. We will watch the Panoramic view of mountain which includes Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South and more from Khopra ridge view point.

Accommodation:  local lodge, teahouse.

Walking Duration: 3 – 4 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Viewing the magnificent Himalayas in the morning we will ascend our trip towards Khayer Lake or Khopra lake. Today’s hike would be more strenuous than before as the walking duration would be 8-9 hours, trails are steep and you would have to reach  at an altitude of 4500m to reach the lake. The lake is believed to be sacred by Hindus and Buddhist, and after exploring the lake we will walk again to Khopra Danda Lake.

Accommodation: guesthouse,

Walking Duration: 8-9 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will continue our journey further towards Dobato at a height of 3425m. You will also have a chance to spot different rare animals and explore the diverse flora and fauna’s. You will first reach bayeli, and then the trail climbs to a ridge. While reaching to the top ground, you will get to see spectacular views of Annapurna range. Trail follows through a narrow ridge through rhododendron forest and then reaching Dobato.

Accommodation: local lodge

Walking duration: 7 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

The trail is strenuous today as you will be walking 7-8 hours. Hitting the road early today we make our way for the very beautiful gurung village Ghandruk. Trail filled with rhododendrons during spring time where the forest comes alive with the blooming flowers, is truly a sight to see.

Accommodation: local lodge

Walking duration: 7 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You are almost at the end of your trek as today would be the last day of walking. You will enjoy your breakfast, and start hiking up to nayapul, you will be driven to Pokhara, and can enjoy relaxing moments in the lakeside.

Accommodation: hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch included

You can enjoy some time strolling around the city, as you will be leaving the Annapurna Himalayan range behind and head back to Kathmandu.

You also have a choice to extend your trip to other destinations as chitwan jungle safari, and many other activities, please do not hesitate to inform us, if you have plans to do so.

We will also be provide a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese Restaurant with cultural performances.

Accommodation: Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and farewell dinner included.

With all the beautiful memories and moments the trip ends today. Our representatives will accompany you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure.

Although it is a farewell for now, you can always remember us for any kinds of travel activities in Nepal.

Meals: Breakfast included.

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport Pick up and drop by private tourist vehicle
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara including breakfast
  • Guesthouse or best available local lodge accommodation during the trek in twin sharing basis.
  • All your standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and dinners)
  • Licensed English speaking trekking leader, and required assistant guides and porter
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staffs
  • Annapurna conservation area permits and TIMS Permit for the trek
  • Ground transportation form Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara- Kathmandu transfers by private vehicle (Tourist bus for solo trek)
  • Duffle bag, sleeping bag and down jacket
  • First aid medical kit
  • All government taxes and office service charges

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa arrangement
  • International and domestic airfares
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Added night’s accommodation in Kathmandu or pokhara because of early arrival, delayed departure, or any other reasons
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu or pokhara
  • All kinds of personal expenses
  • Tips for guides and porters (tip is expected but not mandatory)

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