Khopra Danda Trek 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.
Highlights of Khopra Danda Trek
- Stunning views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and Nilgiri.
- Presence of animals like Yaks, sheep and other
- Beautiful and sacred Iconic lake
- Exalting Sunrise and Sunset
- 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
The Overview of Khopra Danda Trek
Khopra Danda 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 homestays 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 trekking more memorable and exciting. Khayar Lake is the most natural and beautiful.
Most of the time 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 Khopra Danda Trek itinerary. Annapurna Mountain Treks welcomes all of you with a thankful heart as we have created a systematic and sensible schedule for the Khopra Danda Trek and we have 13 Days Khopra Danda Trek Itinerary. Moreover, we have similar Annapurna Trekking packages that might be quite easier but almost all activities would be similar to, Mardi Himal Trek, Ghandruk Trek, and Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.
“The secret is yet to reveal, come and explore yourself”
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 safety and security.
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 insurance that includes all the medical fees, like natural disasters, travel cancellation, and robbery. We would like to recommend World Nomads for trekking insurance.
Available Foods, Accommodation in the Khopra Trail
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 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.
Our Charming staff of Annapurna Mountain will greet you at the exit door of the Airport hall with flower malla. Then our staff will take you to a hotel by private vehicle then you can have a rest or fresh after reaching to the hotel and meanwhile our guide will share you the best plan for Khopra Danda Trek.
Before moving to Pokhara city, you could either take a flight or tourist bus. The flight takes only 25 minutes and you can see the views of the mountains while flying. However, if you wish to go by bus, then it is possible to see the green forest and hills and some waterfalls on the way and takes 7-8 to reach Pokhara city. Our journey beings with sound breakfast.
Early morning, we will take a ride by vehicle for Nayapul just after breakfast. Hikers could see some villages and forests on the way. After reaching to Nayapul, our real trekking starts from this Nayapul. It takes nearly ½ hours by vehicle.
Hikers will begin just form this place. Trekkers will take nearly 5 hours to Ghandruk bypassing the Modhi Khola even crossing Sauly Bazar. You will encounter holy Buddhist monasteries and typical Gurung village. This journey would offer you extra energy. All the trekkers stay at the guesthouse with Nepali Dinner.
By leaving the terraced hillsides and rhododendron and oak forests finally our treks reach to Tadapani. It takes about 3-4 hours on a walk. You could see the stunning views of Machhapuchhare(699m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), South Annapurna (7237m) and Lamjung Himal (6931m). There is no village either so must trekkers stay at Teahouse with dinner.
Just after the breakfast, we hike for about 5 hours bypassing the beautiful rhododendron trees and amazing views of Annapurna sanctuary just to reach out Bayeli Kharka.In addition, you could see the charming view of Mt.Dhaulagiri and this is the seventh highest mountain in the world. Such views make you more curious and exciting. Overnight is in this place including dinner.
Hikers just trek around 5 hours to reach the main destination of Khorpa Danda. You will pass by the pastures and Danfe (national bird) on the way. All the trekkers can easily view the Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, II, III, IV, complete scenes of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak and deepness of Sikha including fishtail from this Khorpa Danda which is very iconic for many trekkers. Taking pictures offer you yet another pleasure. You will live at Teahouse along with dinner.
We begin our journey to Khayer Lake nearly walking down 3 hours. There is a stone step with beautiful nature. You have a choice to visit a lake. This is the place where you experience the real nature of a gift. All the trekkers rest at this place.
We will move to Tatopani just to see the beautiful sunrise and shinning Mt Fishtail in the morning time. It takes around 4-5 hours when moving down. However, we stay at Tatopani with service of dinner. This is a small village with some green forests. You can see the Annapurna South and more.
Just after the service of breakfast, we will move to Pokhara by hiring a jeep. It takes nearly 5 hours to this city in the way you could see green trees and some villages on the way. Even this traveling makes your journey very prise- worthy.
Soon after having breakfast, we would either take a flight or bus. It takes 25 minutes only while flying to Kathmandu city. However, on the bus ride takes 7-8 hours to reach this city. On the way, you would see the Hills, mountain, some waterfalls, and riverside if you are traveling by bus. You will even see Bandipur and Mugling and more places. Just after reaching Kathmandu, you could go to Shops in order by souvenirs around Thamel or visit some places if you still have free time. Finally, Annapurna Mountain Trek will offer you Nepali Thali Dinner.
This is the day last for Nepal. We will you take to the Airport for your safe journey and wish you a good time ahead.