khopra danda trek

There are some recently open trekking trails in Annapurna region. Among them Khopra Trek is awesome.

Due to a complete guide, I suggest you to use the quick links from table of content .

Why Khopra Trek in Nepal?( Highlights)

The Khopra Ridge Trek is fabulous to trek which is new trekking route of Nepal. From March to May, Colorful Rhododendron forest makes this trip just awesome.

Here is top 5 reasons Why Khopra Trek in Nepal.

  1. Marvelous Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas Range
  2. Landscapes,waterfall and Forests
  3. Sunrise and Sunset viewpoints, diversity
  4. Local Cultures,Nepali food and lifestyle
  5. Hot Springs

Khopra Ridge Community Trek

At Dhankharka , there is 2 community lodge but in Khopra Danda there is only 1 comunity lodge. So it’s difficult to get room in peak season. Less tourists, local community lodge, Magar culture, Hot Spring, panoramic moountians views from near is the key attraction of KHOPRA HIKE. It is suitable for you if want to do beginners trekking in Nepal.

Khopra Trek information

Here one question can arise, is Khopra Danda, Khopra ridge and Khayer lake trek are same or different trek ?

Definitely all are them same destination.

Khopra is Name of Place and Danda is Nepali word of Ridge. So Ridge = Danda in the sense of meaning. It is the highest elevation(3660m/12008ft) place that we need to stay one night and Khayar lake hiking spot from the ridge.

Next day morning, we will doKhayer Lake Hike. Khayer is is a holy lake. So people also called Khayar trek is a holy trek. Local people used to go Khayar Lake for worship. On the way to Khayar Lake, you’ll see outstanding views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fang, and Nilgiri. View from Khopra Danda and on the way to Khayer Lake is marvelous. We will be close to Annapurna South on the way to Khayar Lake. We can begin this trek from Deurali, Ghorepani or Tadapani of Ghorepani Poon Hill trek.

People and Culture

Mostly there are Gurung and Magar people in the trekking area. There are also Brahmans and Chhetris other groups of people in this area.

Trek facts
Max Elevation 4500m (Khayar Lake)
Days 10
Difficulty Moderate
Best Time/Season March-May and Oct to Dec.
Lodge Type Community Lodges
Legal Permits TIMS and ACAP

Getting there and away

Nayapul is the starting point and Pokhara is the ending point of Khopra Danda trek. If you want to fly Kathmandu to Pokhara, it takes 25 minutes. We can go directly Kathmandu to trekking starting point Nayapul using Bus or Microbus. Kathmandu to Nayapaul takes about 10 hours by driving.

View from Khopra

Khopra Danda is at 3660m above the sea level. If the weather is clear from Khopra Danda we will have the close and breathtaking view of mountains view of Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6800m), Nilgiri (6600m), Annapurna I (8091m) Annapurna South face (7219m), Hiuchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhre (6997m).

Khopra Trek 7 Days itinerary

Days Itinerary Altitude in ft Hour
Day 1 Drive (Kathmandu to Nayapul ) and Trek ( Nayapul to Birethanti) 1100m/3608ft 10 hr
2nd Day Birethanti to Banthanti 2200m/7218ft 7 hr
3rd Day Trek to Ghorepani 2870m/9416ft 5 hr
4th Day Hike to Poonhill via Ghorepani and trek to Dhankharka 3000m/9842ft 6 hr
5th Day Dhankharka to Khopra Danda/Ridge 3660m/12008ft 4 – 5 hr
6th Day Hike to Khayar Lake then rest at Khopra Danda 4800m/15748ft 10 hr
7th Day Trek to Dobato 3426m/11240ft 7 hr
8th Day Dobato to Ghandruk 1940m/6365ft 6 hr
9th Day Drive to Pokhara 1940m/6365ft 5 hr
10th Day Pokhara to Kathmandu 1300m/4265ft 8 hr

Is it possible Khopra Ridge Trek in 7 days?

Yes, of course. It is possible to do in 7 to 10 days according to your choice from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.Khopra Danda trek 7 days is express trek. But in 10 days, you can do Khopra danda trek including Ghorepani Poonhill trek via Ghandruk.

When is best time for Khopra Trek ?

Except monsoon season, we can do Khopra Ridge Trek. But February to April and September to December is the best time for this trek.

How difficult is Khopra trekking ?

Khopra is moderate grade of the trek. Normal fitness is required for this trek. We will have enough time for acclimatization before reach KHOPRA DANDA. This plan is considor the accimaltization for Altitude Sickness.

Hot Spring

There is a natural good hot spring at Tatopani Beni. You can feel hot experience after the cold trek. Locals people believe that hot spring is good for health.

Khopra Guide Hire

Sure, you can do Trekking Guide Hire in Nepal.

Khopra Trekking Cost

The Khopra trekking cost is 695 USD for 10 days per person for from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. This price is after seasonal discount 17%. The cost price that mentioned here is the cheapest.The price will up and down on the basis of group size, budget of client.Khopra Trek Cost

Conclusion

The Khopra Ridge trek 10 days leads you most popular Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. This trek is best off the beaten trail of Annapurna. It will be a short itinerary and long itinerary according to your choice.

Khopra Danda trek is a naturally beautiful, culturally rich trek. We will provide excellent services for hike to Khopra at a reasonable price. We are providing expert tour and trek guide. Please give us chance to serve you for this trek and remember us for a lifetime period. Please send me your questions, I will send questions answers within 12 hours.

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