Khopra danda and Khair lake trek

Trip Facts

  • Destination:Nepal, Annapurna Region
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
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Khopra danda located at the altitude of 3660m.Off-beaten route popular among the thrill-seeking trekkers. An alternative trekking route in the Annapurna region.

Khopra Danda Trek along with the exploration of Khayer lake

You will experience a different side of the world walking inside the thick rhododendron forests filled with various species of herbs, chirping birds and rare insects. It is less crowded thus there are chances that you can see several wild animals as well. The locals are mostly from Magar ethnic groups.
Also known as Kair lake trek the Khopra Danda trek leads up to Khair lake itself that is situated at 4500m altitude. The trekking ends with descending to Narchyang Magar village and eventually to Tatopani (hot water spring that leads to the motor roadway to Pokhara.
On the route, you can see amazing surrounding Himalayas belt consisting Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Dhampus, Himchuli, Machhaapuchre, Lamjung Himal and the Annapurna massif itself.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival
  • Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight - 35m / Drive -7hours drive from Pokhara to Kimche and trek to Ghandruk 1940m/1 hour
  • Day 03: Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani 2630m
  • Day 04: Trek from Tadapani to Dobato 3420m
  • Day 05: Trek from Dobato to Chistibung 3026m
  • Day 06: Trek from Chistibung to Kopra Ridge/Danda 3660m
  • Day 07: Trek from Khopra Ridge to Swanta 2214m
  • Day 08: Trek from Swanta to Ghorepani 2860m
  • Day 09: Trek from Ghorepani to Tikhedunga 1540m
  • Day 10: Trek from Tikhedunga to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara
  • Day 11: Morning Hike to World Peace Stupa and afternoon fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 12: Final Departure from Kathmandu
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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and a representative will welcome and transfer you to your selected hotel by private vehicle.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight - 35m / Drive -7hours drive from Pokhara to Kimche and trek to Ghandruk 1940m/1 hour

We catch our early morning 25-minute scenic flight to Pokhara. After landing, we take a jeep ride to Kimche via Nayapul, which takes about 3 hours to reach. From Kimche, we begin our short trek to Ghandruk ascending on stone steps through the forested path while relishing the beautiful scenery in the background.

Day 03: Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani 2630m

Leaving behind the beautiful Ghandruk village, today we trek to Tadapani ascending through the forested path filled with rhododendron and oak trees. We arrive in Tadapani, which offers stunning sunset and sunrise views. Overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Tadapani to Dobato 3420m

We ascend through dense forests filled with rhododendrons, pines, and oaks that lead us above the tree line to an amazing view of the Annapurna range finally reach Dobato. Overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Dobato to Chistibung 3026m

We take an early morning 30-minute hike up to Muldai viewpoint which offers a 360-degree view of the Himalayas including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs and Machhapuchhre Himal. Continue descending through the forest and cross a wooden bridge before moving uphill to reach Chistibung.

Day 06: Trek from Chistibung to Kopra Ridge/Danda 3660m

Leaving Chistibung behind, we ascend steadily and emerge above the tree line. We continue to ascend steadily to reach Khopra Ridge.

Day 07: Trek from Khopra Ridge to Swanta 2214m

Today we descend steeply through the hillside and retrace the trail back to Chistibung. The trail descends steeply through dense forest until we reach Ratmate. Crossing a small wooden bridge, we ascend for a while through the bamboo forest followed by the gradual ups and downs until we reach the village of Swanta.

Day 08: Trek from Swanta to Ghorepani 2860m

Today we trek to Ghorepani descending through terraced fields to a small river. We also get to take a quick look at the local water mill. We continue to ascend through the forested path to reach the village of Ghorepani from where we can catch the amazing view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs.

Day 09: Trek from Ghorepani to Tikhedunga 1540m

In the morning, we hike up to Poon Hill through rhododendron forest to catch the beautiful view of sunrise over the snow-capped peaks. We hike back to Ghorepani. We then descend steeply on a stone staircase to Bhurungdi Khola where we cross a suspension bridge to reach Tikhedunga.

Day 10: Trek from Tikhedunga to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

For our last day of trekking, we trek to Nayapul, gently descending to the village of Birethanti on the bank of Modi Khola. We then cross the new bridge to reach the pick-up point at Nayapul. From Nayapul, we take a short drive to Pokhara and transfer you to the hotel.

Day 11: Morning Hike to World Peace Stupa and afternoon fly back to Kathmandu

Early in the morning, we hike up to World Peace Stupa which offers a panoramic view of the different Himalayas from Annapurna to Dhaulagiri along with the beautiful peak of Machhapuchhre (6993m). We also get a view of the entire Pokhara valley and Phewa Lake. After spending some time at the stupa, we hike back to Phewa Lake and take a boat to cross the lake. In the afternoon, we catch a flight back to Kathmandu and transfer you to the hotel.

Day 12: Final Departure from Kathmandu

We drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, hoping to see you again.

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South Korea

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Paris, France

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