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Khopra Danda Trek – Less Touristic Trekking Trail

The Best Alternative Destination of Poon Hill – Khopra Danda Trek

Khopra Danda Trek is a best short trek in the Annapurna Himalayas. This trek, also popular as Khopra Ridge Trek, allows you to explore the off-beaten path and is a great replacement of Poon Hill Trek (3210m) in the higher place inside the Annapurna for the superb sunrise and sunset viewpoint.

This trek combines the best of what other trekking trails offer inside the Annapurna including terraced farmland, typical local villages, sparkling mountain views, lush rhododendron forest, strong yaks along the way, and best sunrise and sunset view.

 

MAIN ATTRACTION OF THE KHOPRA DANDA TREK.

  • The less touristic trekking trail
  • Ghorepani Poon Hill 3210m (viewpoint)
  • Panoramic view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalaya Range
  • The very basic tea house
  • Khayer Lake

 

TREKKING ROUTES OF KHOPRA DANDA TREK

This trek follows the same trail of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek till Ghorepani with the sunrise view from Poon Hill (3210m). Then next days continue to Swanta, Upper Chistibung, Khopra Danda and Tatopani (Hot water) – where the natural hot spring to clean your dirt is located. From there, you travel up the Himalaya to get back to Pokhara the next day. Also, if you like, you can continue your journey with Jomsom Muktinath Trek,  Annapurna Base Camp Trek or Upper Mustang Trek as well.

 

PERMIT REQUIREMENT FOR THIS TREK

  • ACAP Permit: Permit to the Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • TIMS Card: Trekking Information Management System Card.

 

BEST TIME TO DO THIS TREK

  • Spring: March, April, and May.
  • Autumn: September, October, and November.

 

Basically, these two seasons are the best trekking season in Nepal weather-wise and view wise and we recommend the travelers to visit Nepal during these seasons to get the best experience of trekking in Nepal.

 

ACCOMMODATION

  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Lodge/ Guest House/ Tea House during the trek.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Drive to Pokhara.

Day 3: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Ghandruk.

Day 4: Trek to Tadapani.

Day 5: Trek to Bayeli Kharka.

Day 6: Trek to Khopra Danda.

Day 7: Rest day and hike to Baraha Lake.

Day 8: Trek to Swanta.

Day 9: Trek to Ghorepani.

Day 12: Trek to Tikhedhunga.

Day 13: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.

Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

You will be picked up by our airport representative and drive to Hotel. After check-in at the hotel, one of our team members will brief you about the trek. If you need to do shopping, you can do that as well.

 

Day 2: Drive to Pokhara Or Flight.

Early morning you will have breakfast in the Hotel and then walk to the Bus station. The bus will leave at 7 am in the morning to Pokhara and reach Pokhara at around 2 or 3 o’clock. If you want to take a flight, you will drive to the airport as per the flight schedule.

 

Day 3: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Ghandruk.

After breakfast in the hotel, the team will drive to Nayapul. Nayapul is the starting point of the ABC, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. From here your trek will start to Ghandruk. You will walk around 4 to 5 hours. The amazing view from Ghandruk including Mt. Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South and other peaks are speechless.

 

Day 4: Trek to Tadapani.

Similar to other trekking trails, our trip to Tadapani will start after breakfast. We will be climbing up to the upper part of Ghandruk and from there you will be in the rain forest to reach in Bhaishi Kharka and then Tadapani. Again, the view from Tadapani is amazing. You will walk around 4 to 5 hours to reach there.

 

Day 5: Trek to Bayeli Kharka.

The trail to Bayeli Kharka starts flat inside the rain forest. Along the way to Dobato, we will have lunch and then continue to walk to Bayeli Kharka. We will walk for around 5 to 6 hours.

 

Day 6: Trek to Khopra Danda.

Similar to other days, our walking time will start after breakfast to get to Khopra Danda. We will walk for around 4 to 5 hours.

 

Day 7: Rest day and hike to Baraha Lake.

This is quite a longest day and the highest point to reach to enjoy the amazing view of lake and mountains and then we will get back to Khopra Danda. Have to walk for around 7 to 8 hours.

 

Day 8: Trek to Swanta.

After breakfast, you will head down to Swanta. You will walk for around 5 to 6 hours.

 

Day 9: Trek to Ghorepani.

Ghorepani is one of the most popular trekking trails in Nepal. So today all the team will head to Ghorepani.

 

Day 12: Trek to Tikhedhunga.

The team will wake up early in the morning and set out for a hike to Poon Hill for sunrise view and then descend to Tikhedhunga. We will walk for around 6 to 7 hours.

 

Day 13: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.

After breakfast, you will drive to Pokhara and say goodbye to porters and other team members.

 

Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu.

After breakfast, we will walk to the Bus stop and drive to Kathmandu.

What’s included in the Cost:

Airport transfers by private vehicle car/jeep/hice/bus depend on group size

3 Night Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu.

Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, medicine.

Bus to Pokhara. (We do have the flight on special request)

Tea house /Lodges Accommodation during the trekking

Food during the trek (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast) Cup of Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, and Hot Orange with each meal.

Permit fees and Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.

Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).

Welcome/Farewell Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu

All necessary paper works, office Service charge, and all Government Taxes.

Note:  This inclusion is our full board package and we also offer packages such as; guide service, porter guide service, B/B package service. Contact us jrntreks@gmail.com and Whatsapps/Viver: +9779813914320

 

The cost is not included:

× Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa on arrival in the Airport.

× International Airfare/Airport tax.

× Foods during the stay in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner.

× Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.

× Personal expenses such as laundry, the internet or WIFI telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.

× Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).

× Personal trekking gears

× Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver

× Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the Price Includes the section

Equipments list

1: Trekking bag pack

2: Day Backpack

3: Warm Jacket

4: Warm Flees

5: One pair of quick dry T- Short

6: One Trouser

7: One pair Hiking paint

8: Glove and Hat

9: Head Light

10: Water Bottle

11: Sun Glass

12: Sleeping Bag

13: Trekking Pole

15 Personal medicine

We advise getting travel insurance to all travelers who are interested in trekking in Nepal. Trekking in Nepal is walking on the trail (path) of mountains. In mountain areas, health treatment facilities are not standard. There is less availability of good hospitals and doctors. So if in case the trekker suffers from severe sickness, he needs to be brought back to Kathmandu by helicopter for better treatment. And the helicopter charter fare is expensive in Nepal. If you already have travel insurance, your expenditure during these times will lessen.

When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. We JRN Treks shall have no liability for loss, theft of or damage to baggage or personal effects.

We would also like to let you know that Nepalese Insurance Company does not have travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese citizens. So we advise you to get your travel insurance with Insurance Company in your own place.

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