Khopra Danda Trek

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Trip Facts

  • Destination:Annapurna Region, Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Max Elevation:3660m
  • Total Duration:12 days
  • Best Time:March to May and Sep to Dec
  • Group Size:Minimum 2 pax
  • Start Point:Kathmandu
  • End Point:Kathmandu
  • Accommodation:Hotel and Guesthouse
  • Transportation:Private Transportation
  • Meals:Breakfast in city & BLD during the trek

Khopra danda Trek has got a distinct feature which goes through an off-the-beaten trail. Khopra danda is an exotic trek in Annapurna. It is also known as Khopra ridge trek or Khopra community trek. This trek exists in 3660m. It is main destiny of the trek from where visitor can see panoramic, outstanding and breathtaking mountains views. Some of them are as Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6800m), Nilgiri (6600m), Annapurna I (8091m) . You will have a close view Annapurna South face (7219m), Hiuchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Annapurna II (7937m) and Manaslu(8163m) etc. Khopra Danda Trek will be one of the best decisions of your life.

The biological diversity surrounds the trail to Khayer Lake. Rhododendron forest, waterfalls, hilly gorges and some tiny villages are the route based features of this excursion. It is a moderate trek which begins from Nayapul. Walking through the easy trail, you head towards Ghorepani and Poon Hill. First the trek leads you to Poon Hill, which is the best viewpoint to explore the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri panoramas. Then you approach towards Tadapani and split towards the Khopra ridge via Bhisi Kharka and Chistibung. It is becoming in a primary list of the trekkers in Nepal to find a suitable trekking. Khayer Lake is located at 4827 meters altitude and offers the incredible views of Annapurna South, Himchuli and pyramid shaped Fishtail. Khayer Barah temple is another attraction of the trek with the spiritual insights.

The back route leads you via Swata village to the lower section of Ghorepani and retraces all the way to Nayapul. Then we will drive to Pokhara for the wonderful sightseeing. After that, we will fly to Kathmandu celebrating our successful journey with a delicious dinner you will be dropped at the airport for your departure. Here the Khopra Danda trek comes to end. Khopra Danda trek is growing big in terms of popularity but despite the fact, there is still a handful of teahouses only. Hence, this trek as well provides ample opportunity to do camping trek. Bharal Adventure offers you this off beaten trek just in 10 days. Your journey would be worth it we promise that because this trek is such an amazing package which makes you feel the sensation of nature.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive at Tribuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu – Pokhara [910m/2,985 ft]: 6 hrs
  • Day 03: Pokhara – Naya Pul and Trek to Tikhe Dhunga [1,495m/4,905 ft]: 4 hrs
  • Day 04: Tikhe Dhunga – Ghorepani [2,850m/9,348 ft]: 7 hrs
  • Day 05: Trek from Ghorepani to Swata 1700m :5hours
  • Day 06: Trek from Swata to Upper Chistibung 3000m :4 hours
  • Day 07: Trek from Chistibung to Kopra Ridge/Danda 3660m:4 hours
  • Day 08: Trek from Khopra Danda to Dobato (3300m): 6/7 hours
  • Day 09: Trek from Dobato to Tadapani 2630m :4/5 hours
  • Day 10: Trek to Nayapul & Drive to Pokhara:7 hours
  • Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu :6 Hours
  • Day 12:Fly to your Onward Destination

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

A representative from Bharal Adventure will greet and accompany the guest from the airport to their hotel. The guests are briefly explained about the program they will be participating on.

Day 02: Kathmandu – Pokhara [910m/2,985 ft]: 6 hrs

Soon after breakfast, the group will set off on a long scenic drive to Pokhara, the second largest city of Nepal. After checking in to the hotel and taking rest, leisure boating on the picturesque Fewa Lake will be arranged for making the evening pleasant.

Day 03: Pokhara – Naya Pul and Trek to Tikhe Dhunga [1,495m/4,905 ft]: 4 hrs

After a quick breakfast, we will take a 42km drive to Naya Pul via Lumle village from where a walk of about 20 minutes will proceed up to Birethanti. From here, the trail traversing through bamboo forests, large waterfall and swimming hole takes us to Ramghai where lunch will be served. After the relaxing lunch, a gradual climb along the trail up on the side of the valley is followed which takes us to Tikhe Dhunga.

Day 04: Tikhe Dhunga – Ghorepani [2,850m/9,348 ft]: 7 hrs

Crossing a stream on a suspension bridge near the camp site, we walk from Tikhe Dhunga ascending a steep stone staircase of about 3300 steps to a large Magar village of Ulleri at 2,080m. Above the village, the trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields taking us to a camp site for rest and water stop after an hour’s walk. The trail crosses two sparkling streams before making a short final climb to Nangethati where we will be stopping for lunch. Thanti is a Nepali word for “rest house”. From here, we will climb to Ghorepani at 2,850m where we will be welcomed by the picturesque sight of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Tukuche Nilgiri (6,940m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Hiunchuli (6,441m) and Tarke Kang (7,193m).

Day 05: Trek from Ghorepani to Swata 1700m :5hours

Today we descend steeply through the hillside.  Today we will have to trek around 5 hours .  Swanta is a beautiful village inhabited by Magar people. It's a good time to observe their cultural activities. Overnight at teahouse with Breakfast,Lunch& Dinner.

Day 06: Trek from Swata to Upper Chistibung 3000m :4 hours

Trek from swata to upper chistibung may be a little hard in  comparison to others as its mostly ups but travelling through the rhododendron forest is more good .We may encounter some animals like Himalayan Thar and Himalayan Monal. We may have a clear glimpse of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Machhapuchhre.Overnight at teahouse with Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner.

Day 07: Trek from Chistibung to Kopra Ridge/Danda 3660m:4 hours

Today will be the more exciting day of all trek as we will make our trek to the top with the mesmerizing view of various mountains namely Nilgiri,Annapurna,Dhaulagiri Machhapuchhre and others.It will we climbing up through the beautiful rhododendron forest.Overnight at teahouse with Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner.

Day 08: Trek from Khopra Danda to Dobato (3300m): 6/7 hours

A steep descent through the dense, shady forest of old rhododendron tress that turn into marvelous gardens when the rhododendrons are in full bloom takes us to the slopes where cherry blossoms could be enjoyed in full bloom if the season favors. Few hours trek from here ends at the entrance of Dobato.Overnight at teahouse with Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner.

Day 09: Trek from Dobato to Tadapani 2630m :4/5 hours

Dobato to tadapani will be ascending down along the oak and rhododendron forest.Its a easy part as compared to others .We will have a relaxing evening at Tadapani village with the sunset view of Himchuli,Machhapuchhre & Annapurna South.We can also witness sunrise the next early morning before we head to Nayapul.Overnight at teahouse with Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner.

Day 10: Trek to Nayapul & Drive to Pokhara:7 hours

After the ups and downs for several days it will be downs and downs of trek and trekking through the flat roads.Passing through the beautiful Ghandruk village,which has grown up numbers of Gurkha British Soldiers.We will continue to steep down and walking along the modi river bank will make you more excited to be in Pokhara and have a nice  and joyful time. The private bus, car or micro will take you down to beautiful city Pokhara.Overnight at Hotel with Bed & Breakfast.

Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu :6 Hours

 

Early morning we will take a comfortable tourist bus and drive back to kathmandu which will take us between 6/7 hours depending upon the traffic on the way.Overnight at Hotel with Bed & Breakfast

Day 12:Fly to your Onward Destination

The Himalayan journey in Nepal comes to an end on this day. The representative of Bharal Adventure will drop the travelers at the airport approximately three hours before their scheduled flight.

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Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private transport
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours, including of all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara on tourist bus
  • Surface transfer to and from Nayapul by private vehicle
  • Meals with tea (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, meals and accommodation.
  • T-shirt is yours to take and Duffle bag by Bharal Adventure for the trek.
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Certificate of Achievement by Bharal Adventure
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP and TIMS, please bring 3 passport size photographs)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 125. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • All kind of cold drinks including water, coke, Fanta, juice etc.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)

The Annapurna Circuit with the best!

I first used Bharal Adventures three years ago when Arjun was my guide for my Everest Base camp trek. Arjun was very genuine, friendly and knowledgeable about the area and I felt very relaxed and in good hands. I adored the holiday and the beauty of the Himalayas so decided to return to Nepal again. This time to trek in the Annapurna region. I of course chose Bharal Adventures to be our tour guide company again. This again has been a fantastic experience.


The weather was unusually heavily snowy at times and meant that we had to turn around and change our plans slightly, which Arjun coped with very well. He was very flexible and accommodating and always tried his best to make us feel comfortable and enjoy our
trip to the fullest. I would recommend this company and this guide to anyone. He loves his country, its mountains and his job and it shows. A thoroughly great holiday, thank you Arjun and Bharal Adventures!

Jill Stenburge,
China

Amazing Annapurna – Incredible Nepal

Nothing prepares you for the Himalayas. Waking up every day to 5-mile high mountains is one of the most humbling and incredible experiences of my life. As a frequent traveller, this was my first time to Nepal, so I wanted to be sure my experience was going to match my expectations. On arrival, Arjun from Bharal was there to greet my partner and I with a smile - which he kept all week. Even when we were snowed in along the pass; walking slowly up the mountains and laying in a little too long - Arjun always made sure our needs were prioritized.

If you want a tour which is:

- Personal - Informative

- At your own pace

- Going to *the best places in Nepal

- One you will remember forever

I thoroughly recommend Arjun and Bharal. I came to Nepal as a tourist, to meet a guide and a porter. I left with 2 friends, incredible photos, lifelong memories and a promise we will return one day, with my daughter to tackle the incredible Manasalu!

Thank you Arjun! :)

Annapurna Circuit Trek
Luke James,
China

Amazing trek in Kanchenjunga region!

Last November I traveled to Nepal to visit the remote area of Kanchenjunga. I'm from Spain and did the Kanchenjunga circuit (North and South base camps) with my Indian friend. After many mails sent to several trekking companies based in Kathmandu we only received overpriced offers, until we finally met Arjun, the manager of Bharal Adventures, and our expectations changed immediately. He provided us with reliable information, answered all our mails quickly and carefully and made an itinerary to suit us at a very reasonable cost, exactly what we were looking for since a long time. Once in Kathmandu, his partner Bijay came to the hotel to introduce himself and give me some instructions before the trek and all the assistance I needed. The day before the departure, Arjun and Bijay invited us to have dinner at their home to offer us a warm welcome, they were really friendly. As per the trek itself, our guide had good experience in the Kanchenjunga region and managed all the situations in a solvent way. Besides, we were very lucky with the weather and could enjoy the trek with its stunning views. It was really a fantastic experience. Once the trek finished, Bijay and Arjun came to my hotel to be sure we received a good service during the trek and say goodbye. I can only recommend this trekking company to all the people traveling to Nepal. You will not be disappointed.

Hector Fernandez,
Barcelona, Spain

Unforgettable once in a lifetime experience To EBC led by Arjun & 3 amazing porters

Our journey started in 3 different cities in Malaysia, 6 travellers in all - Myself and my good friend Ray started out from Johor Bahru, Suk(the only female in our group) & Ricgen's journey started from Mallaca, the 4 of us met with See and Su in their home town of Kuala Lumpur, (KL) Malaysia. 

6 of us met in KL and departed from KL international airport for Kathmandu Nepal. where Arjun Dhakal met us at the airport and we transferred to our hotel and finalised all details for the EBC trek.
The next day we flew out to Lukla and this is where the real adventure began.
The actual trip is a story for another time all I will say is that this adventure was absolutely amazing in fact so amazing that I'm contemplating doing ABC with Arjun next year sometime.
Arjun and his team were very professional, his personable character allows for a very relaxed but very organised approach to everything during our trip.
The EBC adventure was one of the most amazing adventures I have ever experienced I would add that this trip rates equal to The Kokoda trek I completed in Papua Nuigini.
I want to express my gratitude to Arjun Dhakal and his team at Bharal adventures you were amazing and I would recommend this team to anyone interested in doing EBC


Kind Regards
& friends for life
Gavin Page

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Gavin Page,
South Africa

The incredible Kanchenjunga circuit with Bharal Adventure !

We were two persons intending to trek in the remote and restricted Kanchenjunga region. I am an Indian and was with a Spanish friend. After not getting positive responses from various organizations or getting quoted very high prices, we landed on Bharal Adventure. And it was a great experience right from the beginning. The extremely polite Arjun answered all of our queries patiently, tailored the itinerary according to our requirements and finally helped us with a knowledgeable guide for this 22 day trek. And when everything was done at a reasonable cost, we couldn't ask for more. The superb weather and views during the trek added to everything and the overall experience was fantastic. Highly recommended for all your adventures in Nepal !
Sandeep Bhat,
India

Everest Base Camp Hike 26/11 – 6/12

Going to the Everest Base Camp was once an impossible dream to achieve. 
With Bharal Edventure, the impossible dream comes to a reality. Mr Suraj, our guides, Ganesh and friends who made it possible for me to reach the EBC. I would not be able to go through the tough journey with extreme environments without their help and encouragement. 

Thank you very much for the hospitality given by Bharal Adventure especially Mr Suraj and Mr Arjun. Thank you so much for making this once impossible dream become possible. This is truly the most valuable experience I ever have.

Zaiton A,
Malaysia

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Lead by arjun and 7 porters to bring 14 of us to amazing journey to annapurna base camp. Very friendly and helpful. Received first class services from them and the porters also friendly and hardworking.Sure to look back for them for the next trip to nepal.
Fadhly Suhaimi
Fadhly Suhaimi,
Malaysia

Everest Base Camp Trek Dec- 24 – Jan 05 2019

Da jeg rejste alene, var det vigtigt for mig, at få afklaret alle spørgsmål. Arjun var meget behlælpelig og tålmodig med at besvare alle mine spørgsmål inden trekket. Selve turen var en super oplevelse. Deepak var vores guide. Han er en meget sympatisk, sjov og hjælpsom ung mand, der hele turen havde god føling med, hvordan det gik undervejs. Vi havde mange gode snakke om hvordan livet er i Nepal, for tidligere generationer op til i dag.
Det var en fantastisk oplevelse.
Tak for det :-)

Brigitte Utzon
Brigitte Utzon,
Denmark

Atemberaubend und immer wieder schn

Everest view Trek mit schnen Aussichten und einem Guide, der auf alles achtet. Ich crate immer wieder in Nepal , nur habe ich mich in solche Hhen noch nie getraut. Es braucht schon etwas Vorbereitung , denn man muss fit sein fr thus ein Vorhaben. Schon allein der Flug nach Lukla ist ein Abenteuer fr sich . Man sieht Berge und Menschen , die mit wenigen Worten nicht zu beschreiben sind . Mit Suman act ich auf einen wunderschnen Weg unterwegs .Jedes mal, wenn er merkte, dass ich an meine Grenzen gekommen box, wurde erst mal eine kleine Rast eingelegt, in view of that dass ich mich immer wohl und gut aufgehoben gefhlt habe. So konnte ich den ganzen Weg geniessen. Vor allem suit ich sehr fasziniert, wie die Menschen da oben leben und wie herzlich sie doch sind. Der Weg alleine, ist mit all seinen Aussichten und seiner Geschichte , diese Reise wert. Noch einmal vielen Dank fr die liebe Beratung und einen Freund, der mir immer zur Seite gestanden hat.

Jonbon,
Germany

Solo travelers welcome!

I went to Nepal on a 9-day trek in the Langtang region a couple years ago. I was traveling on my own so I really appreciated to be with a trustworthy and friendly guide Sujan. I would definitely recommend his agency and would like to go back myself!

Maellelh,
France

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