Khopra Danda Trek or Khopra Ridge Trek is an off beaten trail that takes you into hidden areas of massive Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas.
Khopra Danda Trek is less crowded and limited number of lodges it makes a totally different trekking destination. Trek begins from the scenic and pretty Pokhara city. You’ll then leave sub-tropical areas for cooler alpine woodlands to reach Ghorepani. It’s a wonderful place with good lodgings. You can enjoy the panoramic views of Dhaulagiri, Mustang Himal, Dhampush Peak, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri West and Annapurna ranges.
From Ghorepani, you’ll hike to Poon Hill early in the morning for a stunning panoramic sunrise view over the Himalayas. Heading into pristine tranquillity away from the main trekking path marks the start of the actual journey to reach Kopra Danda. The hilltop offers a marvellous panorama view of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range of mountains. Holy Khair Lake on the top of the hill is also one of the highlights of the Khopra Ridge Trek.
The return walk leads into serene woodland then back to the main trekking route past the nice large village of Ghandruk. After Ghandruk, you’ll drive back to Pokhara. You can chill and relax in Pokhara after the trek and then before taking a flight to Kathmandu for a flight back.
Khopra Danda Trek
Khopra Danda Trek also known as Khopra Ridge Trek is a special adventure of a week duration in the laps of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range of mountains. The trek offers you to explore the hidden pockets of Nepal’s Mid-West Himalaya. You will be fascinated with the awesome scenery of white snow-capped peaks, and rolling green hills covered with beautiful rhododendron and magnolia trees. You will also get a chance to witness nice villages of Gurung and Poon-Magar tribes, a Hill people of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalaya.
The trek is a special adventure of a week’s duration within the massive Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range of mountains to the hidden pockets of the Mid-West Himalayas of Nepal. You will be fascinated with the awesome scenery of white snow-capped peaks, and green hills covered with beautiful rhododendron and magnolia trees. You’ll also visit the nice villages of Gurung, Poon and Magar people.
Khopra Danda Trek offers outstanding nature walk quite different from other mainstream trekking trails of Annapurna Conservation Area. You will be in remote corners of Annapurna Himalaya away from main villages. The trek one of the least ventured regions of Annapurna conservation areas where will be in the complete wilderness of mountains range and scenic views within enchanting woodland and nice pasture landscapes.
Khopra Danda Trek Itinerary
Day 01: On arrival at Pokhara airport 885 m meet our staff and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Bhirethati or Nayapul and start the walk to Tirkhedhunga (1,440m) . – 5/6 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani (2,856m) via Ulleri village. – 5/6 hrs
Day 04: Hike to Poon Hill (3,210m) for sunrise over the mountain and walk to Santa village (2,235 m). – 4/5 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Kopra Ridge (3,855m) via Chistibung (3,140m). – 5/6 hrs
Day 06: Rest day at Kopra for an optional hike to holy Khair Lake. – 5/6 hrs both ways
Day 07: Trek to Do-Bato (3,419m). – 5/6 hrs
Day 08: Trek to Ghandruk (1,930m) via Tadapani (2,635m). – 6/7 hrs
Day 09: Trek to Bhirethati (1,100m) or Nayapul and drive to Pokhara. – 4/5 hrs
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