Bharal Adventure
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Khopra Danda Trek

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Duration
12 days
Max. Elevation
3660m
Group Size
Min 2
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Private Transportation
Best Season
March to May and Sep to Dec
Accomodation
Hotel and Guesthouse
Meals
Breakfast in city & BLD during the trek
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route

Highlights

Overview

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.

Trip Itinerary

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-starhotel in Kathmandu
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (on rent if require)
  • Bharal Adventure trekking bag/duffel bag & t-shirt is our souvenirs to you
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Certificate of Achievement by Bharal Adventure 
  • All government and local taxes

Doesn't Include

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,Highway and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot and cold drinks, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Reviews

The Mighty Khopra Experience

Me and our team of 22 members did a trek in Khopra ridge with Arjun Dai and Suraj Dai and I must say Bharal Adventure team did not disappoint at all. Everything was well managed, the logistics, food, guides, porters all was superb from start to finish. They really taken a good care of all the members. It's not at all easy to manage such a diverse and a big group but Arjun Dai and team managed everything without any hindrance. Highly recommended team if someone looking for a trek in Nepal, already booked my next Trek to EBC with them.

Indrajit

Trekking to Khopra Danda & Mardi Himal!!! :D

Our guide, Suraj & porter, Ram are very friendly, funny people. Their hospitality service was more than i expected. Our guide also knew how to advice us on which trek is safe to go or not base on our ability as our safety is their top priority. They took ULTIMATE GREAT care of us throughout the whole journey until the end. We were ensured a comfortable, warm, and full stomach everyday. Also, booking a customized trip with Arjun from Bharal was very easy, smooth and he would answer all of our questions quickly. Great hospitality from beginning until the end!! Bharal Adventure was recommended by a friend & now I would also recommend them to others!! It was a great trekking experience with Bharal Adventure!! It was a humble & great experience for us since it is our first time in Nepal. We felt like home and would love to visit Nepal again! It is a beautiful country indeed, with DELICIOUS dal baht, mo mo's, Naan and masala tea!!!

jia_aaa321
Singapore
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Equipment List

This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk are provided by Bharal Adventure inclusive in the service. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

Important documents and items
  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.
Head
  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)
Upper Body
  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
Hands
  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)
 Lower Body
  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
Feet
  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version
Sleeping
  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag *
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
Medical
  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
Practical Items
  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • large Ziplocs
  • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
Toiletries
  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash
Extras/Luxuries
  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • iPod
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  • 1 modest swim suit
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

Frequently Asked Questions

The Khopra Danda trek is a less crowded alternative to the popular Poon Hill trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

The trek is considered moderate in terms of difficulty. It involves some steep ascents and descents, but it doesn't require technical climbing skills.

Trekkers need to obtain the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. These can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Highlights include panoramic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, rhododendron forests, traditional villages, and the serene Khayar Lake.

The maximum elevation on the Khopra Danda trek is lower than some other treks in the region, reducing the risk of altitude sickness. However, it's essential to acclimatize properly and be aware of symptoms.

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