Highlights of Khopra Danda Trekking
- Stunning views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna south and Nilgiri.
- Presence of animals like Yaks, sheep and other
- Beautiful and sacred Iconic lake
- Exalting Sunrise.
- Best Panoramic Views from Khopra Danda
- Pastoral land
- Exciting Feeling
- Famous for Cheese and dairy production
- Based on 3660 m from sea level.
- Annapurna Mountain Region
- Stone Buddhist monasteries
- Gurung Village
- View of Rhododendron Tress
- Poon Hill Trekking
An Overview of Khopra Danda Trek
Khopra Danda trekking seems to be a secret yet many hikers exploring this destination just to observe the best views of Annapurna Mountain Ranges. Khopra Danda is near to Ghorepani poon hill trek. This Danda (Mountain View Point) is in Nepal. Somehow, it is very closer to Pokhara city.
It is 3660 m from the sea level and which lies in the beautiful Annapurna region in South Asia. Many trekkers hike this mountain in order to see the stunning views of Annapurna South, Annapurna I, II, II, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre (fishtail) and Nilgiri.
The real trekking begins from Nayapul to Ghandruk. This is the most beautiful Gurung village with classical culture and lifestyle. There are home stays and guest houses even a museum.
Poon Hill is yet another mountain and very famous for viewing the Mt. Manasulu and Dhaulagiri. Trek moves through the Ghorepani Village. Ghorepani which means white water, it is the place where hikers have to go the ACAP for the trek permission.
You will come across the trees of Rhododendron and other botanical trees. Besides these, hikers can see animals like Yaks, Sheep and more.
Sacred lake is another part of this trekking which makes the trekking more memorable and exciting. Khayar Lake is the most natural and beautiful.
Most of the times hikers stay at Tea house while hiking and your exciting trekking ends up at Nayapul 1, 070 m from the sea level.
If are you willing to do perfect trekking, then visit our G.K. Majestic Khopra Danda Trek itinerary. We even similar trek options like Ghorepani poon hill trek, Mardi Himal trek and for the long routes Annapurna Circuit trek and Annapurna base camp trek.
The secret is yet to reveal, come and explore yourself.
Starting and Ending Places of Khopra Hike
Starting Place of trekking
The exciting trekking starts from Nayapul to Khopra Danda and which is very closer to Pokhara city. After nearly 2 hours of a ride to Nayapul, your hiking begins from this place.
Ending Place of Trekking
Ultimately, your trek ends in Nayapul from Ghandruk. Then you will head to Pokhara city by catching a bus or vehicle. After hours of a ride, you will reach to Pokhara.
When is the best time to do Khopra Danda Trekking?
All the 12 months are good for trekking. But, summer is not good for trekking because of rainfalls and cloudy weather stop the natural beauty of mountains including spices and green trees. Besides, sometimes landslide takes place, the route becomes very muddy also mosquito can bite easily. If you are adventurous, then you can enjoy hiking even in Summer. If you are hoping for a perfect time for the sake of trekking to Khopra Danda trek, then Autumn is the best, relatively in this season weather becomes very clear and dry thus you can see blue sky. Because of a good time, there is a dramatic growth of trekkers. Usually, the temperature remains modest during this time. So, you can make a plan.
The Best timing for Khopra Danda Trekking
- Spring (March to May)
- Summer/Monsoon (June to August)
- Autumn (September to November)
- Winter (December to February)
Permission Requirement for Khopra Trek
Each trekker has to go through two permits while hiking for Khopra Danda Trekking.
Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (ACAP) Policy Claims.
The ACAP nearly charges nearly 30 USD including VAT. When it comes to SAARC nationalities 5 USD for the entrance. If you wish you can do in Kathmandu either in Pokhara for Khopra Danda trek permission.
Trekkers Information Management (TIMS)
Very essential for international trekkers. TIMS maintains a record of each trekker by the registration. It helps to find out missing trekkers. So; the charge is 30 USD. They register for the safety and security.
What is Acute Mountain Sickness?
It is Acute Mountain Sickness and all trekkers must know about AMS while hiking over 2000 m. Khopra Danda trek has based over 3660m higher. So it is wise enough to use precautionary ideas or tools AMS, it is Altitude Sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness which means it is the effect of high elevation in our body. Some body part does not function well by the low oxygen while hiking over 2400 higher.
As a result, you may feel a headache, nausea, vomiting, appetite, and breathing problems. Please, do not ignore such signs. Instead of healing yourself in the matter of time rather it will be or turn to a worse situation like HAPE or HACE. When you do not care about these symptoms and if you go through these problems then the first of all, you will have to take a rest and after that move down.
However, some hikers acclimatize within a day others may take 2-3 days to recover. if resting does not heal, then you will have to move down.
Though Khopra Danda is a short and comfortable as compared to Annapurna Base Camp trek and Annapurna circuit trek. Each trekker must have travel insurance. We highly advise you to have this one before trekking.
While hiking you may face accidents, altitude sickness or health issues. Because you walk to more. Make sure that, you have an insurance that includes all the medical fees, like natural disasters, travel cancellation, and robbery. We would like to recommend World Nomads for trekking insurance.
Guide and Porter for Khopra Trekking
The guides are very compulsory for the riskless trekking. Our fully-trained guides are highly knowledgeable for trekking even to make your hiking amazing. Except that, they can talk in English, Hindi, French and many more, they are Nepal government license holder Guides.
Out of 100 trekkers, 99% of hikers go for trekking with a guide. The guides are very essential since they can help you reach out the right route and many ways depending on the conditions of weather, even your trekking becomes risk less. only 1% trekkers do not go with guides so it may be a risk. Many new trekkers do not know how to hike and have no practical ideas, as a result, their journey could be tough. So, guides are very fundamental to make the trekking very easier. We can offer you a service of qualified and experienced guides who can easily help you reach your destination.
How much money do you have to pay for Guide and Potter?
When hiring a Guide, then you have to pay around $30 USD to $35 USD per day for the Mardi Himal Trek. This amount includes accommodation, food, and insurance. Be sure that Guides do not carry your bags or luggage.
Only potters carry your luggage or bags and they charge per day $25 to $30 USD. They carry 20- 25 kg while hiking and they help to carry your bags or luggage in your respective destination on prescribed time. A potter can carry two trekkers bags.
Available Foods, Accommodation during Khopra Hike
Trekkers have to stay mostly at Tea house and while hiking up. In addition, you could enjoy seeing some beautiful mountains, landscapes, and evergreen trees.
When trekking, you need enough energy so you just need to take 3 times food. You can have breakfast along with typical Nepali Dhal, Bhat, and Tarkari depending upon your choice of food.
Drinks and Lunch
You can have selections of Organic Green Tea, Ginger Tea, Lemon Tea, Coffee and more. If would like to have lunch, then you could enjoy having a Pizza, soup items such as Chicken soup or Mushroom and noodles. In addition, you can have vegetarian or non-vegetarian items during lunch hours.
Hikers can relax by drinking Himalayan natural water since your body becomes dry when walking a lot, so you need to drink plenty of water. However, you can not drink alcohol because it makes a human body so dry. In fact, if you wish to take this then it is better to drink local on after finishing your trekking.
Practical Tips for Khopra Trek
- You need to have more energy and you can get free over 3 times once you pay for only for Nepali.
- Nepali money enough since there are ATMs on this trail.
- Come with a few more days of planning, sometimes you may need extra days to acclimatize or to explore more.
- Do not believe in the locals because bad people could be anywhere since not all Nepalese is honest and supportive.
- If you want to save money, then you could rent expensive trekking gears and equipment.
- Do not take pictures of people without permission.
- It could take a long time to prepare food so order early.
- Get proper ideas about Acute Mountain Sickness or Altitude sickness.
Khopra Danda Trek is most easy trekking trail. It is very relevant for the Trekkers to those who have less time. Wishing you the best journey!