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Trip Overview
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Trip Start and End: Kathmandu
  • Trip Area: Annapurna, Poon Hill, Khopra
  • Trip Style: Active/ Adventure
  • Age Group: 7+
  • Trip Type: Private and Group
  • Trip Method: Guided
  • Booking Type: instant Booking
  • Max. Altitude: 3640m
  • Best Season: Sep-May
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The Khopra Danda Trek is an offbeat trek with panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. It is a less crowded alternative to the more famous trekking routes in the Annapurna region.

Located in the Annapurna Conservation Area in central Nepal, the Khopra Danda (Ridge) stands at an elevation of 3,640m. This viewpoint offers one of the most spectacular views in the entire Annapurna region. The pristine Khayer Lake, which lies at a close distance, is yet another highlight.

The trek to Khopra Danda typically starts and ends in the city of Pokhara, a popular gateway for treks in the Annapurna region. Nonetheless, you can also start your Khopra Danda Trek from Kathmandu, and we will arrange for your travel. The total trekking distance of the Khopra Danda trek is 50 to 55 km (30 to 35 miles). This is a circuit trek - the actual trek starts from Nayapul and goes counterclockwise in the Annapurna region to Khopra Danda and back towards Swanta.

After a drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, you’ll start your trek to Ghandruk, the biggest Gurung community village in the region. The next day, you’ll set out on a beautiful hike across rhododendron, primula, and oak forests from Ghandruk to Tadapani.

Similarly, you’ll trek through stone slabs as footsteps along Gurung villages, farmed terraces, and streams to Bayeli Kharka and then to Khopra Danda on the following days. Apart from the epic scenery, you’ll also get to see the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world.

After Khopra Danda and Khayer Lake exploration, the trek resumes across multiple days towards the village of Swanta and then to Ghorepani. You will then embark on a morning hike to Poon Hill and witness the glorious sunrise. In this way, you get the most out of each landmark in the Annapurna region in the Khopra Danda Trek.

Along the trail, you'll have the opportunity to interact with local Gurung and Magar communities, experiencing their culture and traditions. Teahouses and lodges established by locals in these villages provide accommodation and meals for trekkers. This is typically an 8-day trek, but the duration can be adjusted depending on your fitness level and itinerary customization.

The trek offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, including peaks like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna I, II, and III, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Lamjung Himal, and Mt. Nilgiri. You'll also pass through lush rhododendron forests, charming villages, and terraced fields.

Compared to some of the more popular trekking routes, the Khopra Danda Trek is relatively less crowded, making it a great choice if you prefer a quieter and more remote trekking experience.

Khopra Danda Trek Highlights

  • Catch panoramic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung, Nilgiri, etc. from Khopra Danda
  • Color-changing mountain views (Pink, Golden, Crimson red) from Khopra Danda during sunrise and sunset.
  • Get to the tantalizing Khayer Lake at the foot of Annapurna South
  • Explore the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk
  • Trek through peaceful rhododendron and oak forests while keeping an attentive eye for Himalayan Thar, Lophophorus, and other animals
  • Explore diverse cultures and traditions of the Magar, Gurung, Brahmin, and Chhetri communities.
  • Hike to Poon Hill for the best sunrise views over the Annapurna ranges

Khopra Danda Trek Map

Khopra Danda Trek Map

Khopra Danda Trek Cost

The Khopra Danda Trek cost starts from 400 USD per individual and can get to 700 USD per individual. The cost for solo trekking is the highest, i.e. 700 USD, and the cost per trekker keeps going down if you join a bigger group.

Group Size
Cost Per Trekker
1 pax
700 USD
2 to 3 pax
550 USD
4 to 5 pax
500 USD
6 to 10 pax
450 USD
More than 10
400 USD

Cost Includes

  • 11 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 3-Star accommodation in Kathmandu for 2 nights
  • 3-Star accommodation in Pokhara for 2 nights
  • Tea house accommodation along the way for 7 nights
  • All land transportation with pickups and drops
  • One guide and assistant guide between 6 people 
  • 1 porter for two people (A porter can carry up to 30 kg)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entrance Fee
  • TIMS Card
  • Necessary paperwork with the government of Nepal and the Tax department
  • First Aid service in case of minor injuries

Cost Excludes

  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft, or damage to baggage and personal effects (We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottled or boiled water, hot shower, etc.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including mineral water
  • Tipping for the Sublime guide and porter

Khopra Danda Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1:Drive to Nayapul and trek to GhandrukAltitude: 1940 m
  • Day 2:Trek from Ghandruk to TadapaniAltitude: 2630 m
  • Day 3:Trek from Tadapani to Bayeli via DobatoAltitude: 3432 m
  • Day 4:Bayeli to Khopra DandaAltitude: 3640 m
  • Day 5:Trek to Khayer Lake and Hike around Khopra DandaAltitude: 3640 m
  • Day 6:Trek from Khopra Danda to Swanta VillageAltitude: 2214 m
  • Day 7:Swanta to GhorepaniAltitude: 2860 m
  • Day 8:Trek to Poon Hill, trek down to Nayapul and drive to PokharaAltitude: 820 m

Day 1:Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk

  • Max Altitude1940 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

After having an early breakfast in Pokhara, you will set off to Nayapul. You will have almost an hour of the scenic ride to get to Nayapul. Your trekking starts from Nayapul as you set out for Ghandruk. The trek to Ghandruk takes 4 to 5 hours from Nayapul. Ghandruk is a beautiful village with panoramic views where you'll spend your first night.

Day 2:Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani

  • Max Altitude2630 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

You will have a rather relaxing walk on this day as Tadapani is not that far from Ghandruk. You will start your trekking early in the morning. You will ascend the uphill trail between the forests with amazing views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, and Machhapuchhre. You will reach Tadapani in 2 to 3 hours and stay overnight at a tea house.

Day 3:Trek from Tadapani to Bayeli via Dobato

  • Max Altitude3432 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

You will have your breakfast in Tadapani and set off for Bayeli. You will ascend the trail after crossing the forest to the ridge of Deurali. The trek continues upward along the relatively steep trail to Bayali Kharka via Dobato. It takes about 6 to 7 hours to get there.

Day 4:Bayeli to Khopra Danda

  • Max Altitude3640 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

You'll descend down the trail with a gentle slope covered with bushes and trees. After walking for a few hours you will reach Chistbung village. You can sit and relax for a while there and walk further to get to Khopra Danda. You will ascend through the alpine trees. You will have a wonderful view of Kaligandaki ridge and the peaks such as Annapurna South, Dhawalagiri, and Nilgiri along the way. You will have a better view of the Kaligandaki gorge from Khopra ridge. You will spend overnight at a tea house there.

Day 5:Trek to Khayer Lake and Hike around Khopra Danda

  • Max Altitude3640 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

You will spend your day in Khopra Ridge. You will soak yourself in the beautiful surroundings and hike around Khopra. You will trek a few hours to get to Khayer Lake. This is a beautiful lake surrounded by mountains. You can get a beautiful view of the Himalayas from there. You will catch a glimpse of Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, etc. You can spend the rest of the day talking to the local people, exploring their culture and tradition. You will spend your night there at a tea house.

Day 6:Trek from Khopra Danda to Swanta Village

  • Max Altitude2214 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

After exploring the Khopra ridge, you will descend to the Swanta village on the 8th day of your journey. You will descend almost an hour to get to Upper Chistbung village. Descending further down, crossing the potato and barley farms and beautiful villages along the way, you reach Swanta village. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the village, Magar people and their lifestyle.

Day 7:Swanta to Ghorepani

  • Max Altitude2860 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

You’ll have your breakfast at Swanta and set off to Ghorepani. You will descend through a beautiful trail covered in green forests. You can catch a glimpse of the Annapurna range during the trek. When you get to Ghorepani, you can spend the rest of the day with the people of the village. You will have closer exposure to their culture and tradition. You will stay overnight at Ghorepani in a tea house.

Day 8:Trek to Poon Hill, trek down to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

  • Max Altitude820 m
  • AccommodationSelf
  • MealsBL

On this day, you will be rewarded with a view of a glorious sunrise over the Himalayan range from Poon Hill. You will hike early in the morning to Poon Hill to witness this mesmerizing view of sunrise over Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhawalagiri. After grasping the view you will trek down to Nayapul crossing the beautiful forests and enjoying the Himalayas on the background. When you come to Nayapul, we will board a private vehicle which will take you to Pokhara. You will check into a hotel when you reach there. You can sit back and relax celebrating the success of your trekking journey. You can spend your evening walking by the lake, shopping the souvenirs or exploring the streets.

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Khopra Danda Trek 2023-2024 Booking Dates

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Trip Essential Information

Meals and Accommodation

There will be a total of 8 breakfasts, 8 lunches, and 7 dinners inclusive on the Khopra Danda Trek package.

Breakfast: Various kinds of tea, different flavors of coffee, hot lemon, hot chocolate, oatmeal, cornflakes, toast with jam, butter, cheese, Tibetan bread or chapati, local Tsampa porridge, eggs, pancakes, bread, and fruits.

Lunch: Dal Bhat (a popular Nepalese staple consisting of rice, lentils, curry, pickles, etc.), rice pudding, potatoes, Thukpa, momos (dumplings), Tenduk noodles, Sherpa stew, Tibetan bread, soups, vegetables, vegetable curry, salad, snacks (papad, prawn), etc.

Dinner: Same as lunch menu.

The Khopra Danda Trek includes 7 nights of teahouse accommodation in the Annapurna region. Rooms on this trek will be on a twin-sharing or triple-sharing basis. Rooms generally feature multiple beds with mattresses, bedsheets, blankets, pillows, and a table beside the bed.

You will get attached bathrooms in your room in Ghandruk and Ghorepani. Meanwhile, rooms higher above in Bayeli Kharka or Khopra Danda only have shared bathrooms.

Trekkers can choose their own accommodation in Pokhara, but we can still arrange your stay in the city upon request.

Weather and Best Time

Spring and autumn are the best seasons for the Khopra Danda Trek. Both these seasons feature clear visibility and perfect trekking conditions. 

Spring in Nepal corresponds to the months of March, April, and May. Apart from stunning mountain views, this season is marked by colorful rhododendron blossoms throughout the Annapurna trekking trail. The mean daily temperature ranges from 5°C to 15°C.

Meanwhile, autumn falls in the months of September, October, and November. The temperature is moderate and days are marked by clear skies and low rainfall. You’ll trek through lush green lowlands and forests, and the mean daily temperature ranges from 5°C to 20°C.

Khopra Danda Trek Difficulty

The Khopra Danda Trek is an easy trek to do. The difficulty level is suited for first-time trekkers and travelers with normal physical fitness.

A typical trekking day involves only four to five hours of trekking. The trail to Khopra Danda is on relatively easy terrain. Furthermore, our itinerary is designed in a way that spreads the stress evenly across multiple days.

Anyone above 7 years of age can successfully complete the trek to Khopra Danda. Nonetheless, if you have preexisting lung, heart, breathing, or other health conditions and want to know if you’re fit enough for the trip, do not hesitate to contact our experts.


  • Khopra Danda trek is a relatively new trekking destination and is less crowded than other popular trekking routes. Even trekking in peak seasons of autumn and spring, you will find these trails less crowded than another popular trek like Annapurna Base Camp trek.

  • The lake city of Pokhara is an amazing place to spend your evenings strolling along the Phewa and Begnas lake, going for boating, visiting temples, caves, etc. Similar to Kathmandu, it has various places you can go and try different foods and enjoy your free time, but it is much more peaceful. Sarangkot is a viewpoint a few hours away from Pokhara, popular for amazing sights of sunrises and sunsets.

  • Beautiful landscapes are what makes each step of this trek a destination on its own. Lush rhododendron forests with habitats like deer, blue sheep, monal, Himalayan Thar, Lophophorus, etc. can be found mostly during this trek. Either you get to see any of these animals or not depends upon the mere chance. Different species of birds are also found in this area and their soothing chirps energize you.

Khopra Danda Trek Reviews

5.0based on 3 reviews
  • Leylla
    LeyllaJune 17, 2022

    The foothills of Annapurna immersed into my soul

    Thank you to Mr. Ram, tour manager from Sublime Trails for being a true professional on this trip. Also, I want to thank Mr. Shiva, my guide for being a wonderful guide and companion throughout this trip.
    I literally enjoyed every bit of this trip. The Annapurna Base Camp was quite covered with clouds, but I also enjoyed being in nature. It was a wonderful two weeks long stay in Nepal. Such a beautiful country. If I had time, I was planning for other trips in the monsoon. But, I'm saving for a future trip to Nepal. Stay blessed.

  • Alex Ross
    Alex RossNovember 12, 2018

    A beautiful experience

    I was a bit sceptic about choosing Khopra Hill Trek as I hadn't heard much about that place. But I'm glad I ended up going there. I loved it more than my previous trek (Everest Base Camp Trek). The route was extremely beautiful with all those amazing views of hills and mountains and jungles. The guide (suman) was so friendly and enthusiastic, I got to know a lot about Nepal from him. The trail was also not that crowed, i could walk peacefully all day. The view from Khopra ridge was just so amazing. I recommend everyone to go there at least once!

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