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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 the best short trek in the Annapurna Himalayas. This trek is also popular as Khopra Ridge Trek. This trekking trail allows you to explore the off-beaten path. It is a great replacement for Poon Hill Trek (3210m) because it offers a similar kind of view to Poon Hill. Also, the Khopra Danda Trek itinerary can combine with Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp Trek as well.


Trekking inside the Annapurna Conservation Area always offers majestic mountain views and superb sunrise and sunset view. Khopra Ridge Trek is one of the treks inside the ACAP that offers the best mountain view and real trekking experience. That is why this trek has terraced farmland, typical local villages, sparkling mountain views, lush rhododendron forest, and the best sunrise and sunset view. Wildlife and nature are other attractions of this amazing trek.


Khopra Danda Trek route is not that old like Annapurna Base Camp, Poon Hill, and Annapurna Circuit inside the Annapurna Conservation Area. This trekking area is newly found trekking trails like Mardi Himal and Mohare Danda Trek. The best combination of this trek can be the Mohare Danda Community Trek and Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. Due to the newly discovered trekking trail; the accommodation during this trek is not as good as other trekking trails. That is why this trekking area is still a virgin trek in Nepal.



  • 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 – A holy lake in the Himalayas



This trek can combine with many treks such as – Poon Hill Trek, Annapurna Base Camp, Mohare Danda, Annapurna Circuit, Upper Mustang, Mardi Himal, and many more. The only matter is how long you have time in Nepal and of course the travel budget.

Different trekking companies offer different routes. We take you to the most common routes via Ghandruk, Tadapani, Byali Khara, Khopra Danda, Swant, and popular Poon Hill. Also, we do offer customized itineraries for this trek as your wish and time. So that if you have a different plan for this trek you can email us and we will assist with your plan.

Our Khopra Danda Trek Itineray is

Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 2: Pokhara to Ghandruk drive and trek to Tadapani

Day 3: Tadapani to Byali Kharka

Day 4: Byali Kharka to Khopra Danda

Day 5: Khopra Danda to Swant

Day 6: Swant to Ghorepani

Day 7: Ghorepani to Ulleri and drive back to Pokhara

Day 8: Pokhara to Kathmandu.



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



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

Basically, these two seasons are the best trekking season in Nepal. Because during these seasons the weather condition will be perfect for a hike. And the temperature will be very nice during these seasons. So we recommend that travelers visit Nepal during these seasons to get the best trekking experience in Nepal.

People can do this trek during the winter and summer as well. But during these seasons the weather will be different. During the summer season, there will be rain and not good views of the surroundings. However, the greenery will be the best attraction during the summer season. And the leech (blood sucker) can be the biggest challenge alongside heavy rain and landslides issues.

On the other hand, during the winter season, the weather will be very cold, and snow everywhere. However, the scenery of the surrounding will be very clear and nice. The challenging things to trek during winter are snow and icy trails. Icy trails can be the life taking in the high Himalayas.


  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Lodge/ Guest House/ Tea House during the trek.
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Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 2: Pokhara to Ghandruk drive and trek to Tadapani

Day 3: Tadapani to Byali Kharka

Day 4: Byali Kharka to Khopra Danda

Day 5: Khopra Danda to Swant

Day 6: Swant to Ghorepani

Day 7: Ghorepani to Ulleri and drive back to Pokhara

Day 8: Pokhara 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 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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