Trip Grade: NA
Destination: Annapurna Region, Nepal
Trip Grade: 1
Max. Altitude: 4500 meters
Khopra danda trek is the newly opened hiking path within the Annapurna mountain region. This trek gives a fantastic Himalayan view as properly. Trek route is going via numerous ancient villages where we can see the distinctive ethnic people, their lifestyle and cultures. Most of the people are Gurung, Magar, Brahmin, and Chhetri in this hiking route. This trek is most of the researcher to explore plants & fauna found in this region.
Khopra trek is popularly known with the name of Khopra ridge and Khayer lake trek. This newly open trekking trail is distinctive and unspoiled. Trekkers who have already experience this trek says that “Khopra is one of the first-class short treks in western part of the Nepal”. The path goes through pine, oak, rhododendron, bamboo wooded forest, and deer, languor monkey is common animal to see on this path.
Khopra danda trek is going north closer to Ghorepani Poon Hill close to Annapurna south. We will see the yaks and yak cheese factory during this trek. Throughout trekking, we can see dozens of mountain including Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri. We can see Dhaulagiri I, Dhaulagiri II, Dhaulagiri III, Nilgiri south, Tukuche peak, Thapa peak, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre.
The highest elevation that we pass for this trek is Khair lake which is at 4500m/14760ft. We will be here for a one-day excursion to Khair lake from Khopra danda. It usually takes around seven to eight hours round journey. There is a tea house run by way of a network within the Khopra route. The tea residence is primary here but they have an exact provider of food and accommodation as well as warm dining heated with yak dung and firewood.
Permit for the Khopra Danda trek
The essential permits for the Khopra trek are:
ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit)
The ACAP is an Annapurna conservation place entry allow permit gathered for the conservation of the Annapurna region. The ACAP permit fees around 25USD (with an extra amount of vat). For SAARC nationals, the ACAP entry allows permit charge is 5USD. You may get the ACAP permit either at Kathmandu or in Pokhara.
TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
This permit is needed essentially for the foreign trekkers. Via the help of TIMS, they count the total number of trekkers globally. TIMS will assist to look for them if they are lost or something happens. The fee of the TIMS is 25USD.
Accommodation, meals, and Drinks for the Khopra Danda Trek
Khopra Danda Trek is one of the superb tea house treks. Additionally, in this trek, you may see a few homestays. Those are cultural and quite. They’re properly providing the satisfactory capacity services and hospitality.
To deliver enough energy, an afternoon you will get 3 times meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with coffee or tea as you want. Inside the teahouse, you may discover a menu for the meal consists of lively objects. Approximately a tea on the menu show you hygienically, like black tea, milk tea, inexperienced tea, ginger tea, lemon tea, and extra.
For the duration of the trek at the Annapurna area, you may have an everyday lunch and dinner menu blanketed Nepalese Dal-Bhat-Tarkari (Nepalese energy meals). You may also find noodles objects, soup gadgets, curry objects, pizza, and sandwich items. Someplace you could discover greater continental food gadgets.
The necessary drink for the duration of the trek is water. The amount of water within the body is reducing at the same time as sweating. In some cases, your body might also dehydrate all through the trek. So, you need to drink masses of water for the duration of the hike.
Besides water, you can find warm and bloodless liquids like tea, espresso, and warm water. Ingesting alcohol and drinks caused dehydration is not recommended throughout the trek. However, you could flavor the neighborhood beverages whilst you come back.
Khopra Danda Trek is an easy trekking route in Annapurna Region. This is the newly open trekking trail which is suitable for those trekkers who have less time and prefer of the beaten trail in Annapurna.
Have a wonderful journey!!!
Day 01 : Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
Day 02 : Kathmandu to Pokhara (810m/2656ft) by drive, 6hrs
Day 03 : Pokhara to Nayapul by drive and trek to Ulleri (2000m/6560ft), 1.5hrs drive/5hrs trek
Day 04 : Ulleri to Ghorepani (2810m/9216ft) , 5hrs trek
Day 05 : Ghorepani to Tadapani (2660m/8724ft), 5hrs trek
Day 06 : Tadapani to Bayeli Kharka (3450m/11611ft), 5hrs trek
Day 07 : Bayeli Kharka to Khopra danda (3660m/12004ft), 5hrs trek
Day 08 : Excursion to Khayer Lake (4500m/14760ft), 8hrs trek
Day 09 : Khopra danda to Sikha (1935m/6346ft), 6hrs trek
Day 10 : Sikha to Tatopani (1190m/3903ft) and drive to Pokhara, 2.5hrs trek and 5hrs drive
Day 11: : Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 12: : Farewell/Departure
Day 01Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport KathmanduYou will be welcomed and received on your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (KTM), Kathmandu by our staff member. You will then be transferred and checked into the hotel. The trip briefing will take place at some time in the evening. You will be informed about the briefing time on your arrival by our representative. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02Kathmandu to Pokhara (810m/2656ft) by drive, 6hrs Today, we will have a beautiful drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Also, you can take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. While in transit to Pokhara, we will appreciate the eye-getting perspectives on scenes, little towns, waterways, and High Annapurna and Dhaulagiri goes on coming to PokharaOvernight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu. Meals: Breakfast
Day 03Pokhara to Nayapul by drive and trek to Ulleri (2000m/6560ft), 1.5hrs drive/5hrs trek In the wake of early morning, we will have breakfast in Pokhara. We will drive to Nayapul. It is the short drive of around 1 and a half hours. From Nayapul, our strolling days begin. We climb from here through the delightful towns. Going by waterways and streams, we will arrive at the delightful town called Ulleri. We will stay here overnight. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 04Ulleri to Ghorepani (2810m/9216ft) , 5hrs trek After having breakfast, we will take a hike for Tadapani. The trail experiences Poonhill is an extremely popular vacationer’s goal that offers hypnotizing perspectives on Sunset and Sunrise. Furthermore, it offers amazing mountain perspectives on over 20 high tops ranges. After investing Poonhill viewpoint, we will proceed with our stroll to Tadapani. We walk through rich rhododendron woodlands and arrive at today’s goal. Overnight at teahouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 05Ghorepani to Tadapani (2660m/8724ft), 5hrs trek After breakfast, we will take a hike for Tadapani. The trail experiences Poonhill is an extremely popular vacationer’s goal that offers hypnotizing perspectives on Sunset and Sunrise. Furthermore, it offers amazing mountain perspectives on over 20 high tops ranges. After investing Poonhill viewpoint, we will proceed with our stroll to Tadapani. We walk through rich rhododendron woodlands and arrive at today’s goal. Overnight at teahouse.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 06Tadapani to Bayeli Kharka (3450m/11611ft), 5hrs trek We will have some rises through the rhododendron and oak backwoods. The incredible perspectives on mountains can be seen from the trail. Passing through the farmlands and woodlands and some excellent towns, we will reach Bayeli Kharka which popular for the steers including sheep, goats, and yaks. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 07Bayeli Kharka to Khopra danda (3660m/12004ft), 5hrs trek Today, we will trek to our definitive goal which is Khopra Danda. From Bayeli kharka, we will have some climbs and dives and come to the excellent Khopra Danda from where we can watch the staggering perspectives on Mt. Manaslu, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Overnight in Khopra Danda. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 08Excursion to Khayer Lake (4500m/14760ft), 8hrs trekToday, we will investigate the magnificence of Khopra Danda and Khayer Lake. Khayer Lake is an excellent lake arranged at high elevation and reaches in pristine or immaculate excellence. In the wake of investigating the lake if time lets us then we will visit a few towns and enjoy the rest day. Overnight in Khopra Danda. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 09Khopra danda to Sikha (1935m/6346ft), 6hrs trek After having breakfast, we will stroll toward the Sikha. Intersection through the terraced farmlands and getting a charge out of the extraordinary scenes alongside the eye-getting perspectives on monster White Mountains we will reach Sikha. Sikha is a little and lovely town that prizes us the incredible mountain sees. Overnight at teahouse.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 10Sikha to Tatopani (1190m/3903ft) and drive to Pokhara, 2.5hrs trek and 5hrs drive We will have to wake up early morning and stroll to Tatopani. In Tatopani, we can investigate the common high temp water spring where we can wash down ourselves. After from Tatopani, we will have a picturesque drive to Pokhara that takes around 5 hours. Overnight in Pokhara. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 11:Pokhara to Kathmandu We’ll make our way back to Kathmandu. We’ll drive via tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu enjoying the changing landscape and diverse topography. Meals: Breakfast included.
Day 12:Farewell/Departure Our representative will drive you to the international airport on time (3 hours before your flight departs) to catch your homeward-bound flight. If you want to explore more of Nepal or Bhutan and Tibet do let us know. We have a selection of exciting itineraries that might interest you. Meal Included : Breakfast