About Khopra Hill Trek

Trekking around the Annapurna region is something that all trekkers enjoy. Annapurna region has great trekking trails, beautiful scenery, wonderful accommodation, and offers you to be a part of a multicultural society. Khopra Danda Trek is a beautiful destination in the Annapurna region for all travel enthusiasts despite not being as popular as some other treks in this region.

Trekking in the most popular destinations in Annapurna region like Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Poon Hill, or Mardi can be very crowded. Khopra Danda is a relatively new trekking destination in this region. It promises to offer you peace, solitude and wonderful mountainous views in an offbeat trekking trail. Khopra Hill is the ultimate best viewpoint of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range in this region.

Khopra Danda promises to offer you a great view of the mountains. You will get magnificent panoramic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna I, II, III, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Lamjung Himal and Mt. Nilgiri from Khopra Ridge. In fact, Khopra Danda trek is the ultimate place for getting the most wonderful view of Dhaulagiri.

In this region, there is no better point for mountain viewing than Khopra Danda. Apart from the majestic view of the mountains in this region, there are many other wonderful things at the offer in the Khopra Danda Trek. During this trek, you will also go to Poon Hill, which is one of the best locations for the observing sunrise and sunset in Nepal. Khopra Danda trek will also take you to authentic Nepali villages like Ghorepani and Ghandruk.

During this trek, you will be walking through forested areas. If you are lucky, you will also be able to catch a glimpse of wild animals like Deer, Yak, Blue Sheep and Monal. In addition, you will also go to Khayer lake that is located at a stunning height of 4600 meters. It is a beautiful lake in a high altitude lying against the backdrop of beautiful mountains.

With a rich mix of wonderful scenery, quaint villages, great forests, and deep into the laps of nature, Khopra Danda trek is bound to take your breath away.

Outline Itinerary

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This is the day you will land in this wonderful country. You will land in Tribhuvan International Airport, the only international airport in Nepal. Here, our representatives of Sublime Trails will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. You will have a leisure afternoon. We will also brief you about the trek on this very day. While briefing, our representatives will give you a very good idea about what kind of weather you are likely to encounter, the difficulty, as well as what kind of clothes you will require during your trek.
Day 2 will be a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. To be perfectly honest, there are so many things to do and places to see in Kathmandu that it is impossible to explore this beautiful city in one day. But we have made sure that you will get a chance to see the most important historical and cultural places in Kathmandu on the second day of your trip.

You will visit the Durbar Squares of Kathmandu- Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. All of these sites served as a palace of the kings in the medieval times. These squares also have a museum which you can visit to know the historical aspects of these regions in detail.

You will also visit Pashupatinath temple. Pashupatinath is a Hindu religious temple that is flooded by Hindu devotees across India and Nepal. In addition, you will also go to Boudhanath Stupa. You can also go to Swayambhunath -the Monkey Temple or Bhaktapur Durbar Square. You can also dwell the lesser known parts of the valley either on foot, bicycle, or a trishaw.
Early in the morning, you will take a flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu. The distance between Kathmandu to Pokhara is merely 206 kilometers. It takes only half an hour to get to Pokhara by a flight. Pokhara is the second largest town in Nepal. Lying at an altitude of merely 1400 meters, Pokhara offers you a view of the Annapurna Range.

From Pokhara, you to the village named Phedi which is merely one hour ride away from Pokhara. From this village, you will commence your trek. You will walk uphill for the first hour as you walk through bamboo clusters and rhododendron forests. There will also be traditional Nepali villages along the way. The villagers are friendly and will greet you at every opportunity. As you walk further up, you will be astounded at the view of various mountains like Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Annapurna South.
On the fourth day of your trek, you will head out to Landruk from Dhampus. After stunning views of the sunrise from Dhampus, you will walk through the rhododendron forests. And Gurung villages along the way. These Gurung villages have not undergone a lot of changes over the centuries. After having your lunch, you will go through a distinct trekking trail eventually reaching the booming village called Landruk. You will spend your night camping in this village.
Your destination for the fifth day of your trek is the beautiful village named Ghandruk. You will descend through the Landruk village early in the morning and as you pass terraced farms and a steel bridge that is built over Modi Khola. You will commence your trek as you ascent many staircases. While trekking you can see glaciers flowing from the Himalayas to form rivers below them. This location allows for some stunning photography. As you will trek for a very short period of time this day, you can take a lot of time to view the natural beauty if this place. You’ll have a lot of leisure time this day and you can spend your time with the camera trying to get the perfect images of the scenic beauty here. You will spend your night in Ghandruk.
Your trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani will be uphill. Along the way, you will walk through fields, rhododendron and oak forests. You will also listen to the sweet voice of chirping birds along the way. You will also get to see numerous waterfalls and mountains of the Annapurna Range like Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli along the way. Finally you will arrive Tadapani, which offers you beautiful sunrise and sunset views. You will have an overnight stay at this beautiful village.
While trekking to Bhaisi Kharka, we will leave the main trekking trail and old growth forests. These forests are homes to animals like Himalayan Thar, Hyran as well as Rhesus Monkeys. IF you are lucky, you will be able to glimpse these animals as well. Eventually, you will get to a vantage point above the tree lines and get a view of the Annapurna mountains. Your lunch spot will probably be a grazing land of the yaks located in Timuje. This location is at a high point of the hills and is a good spot for viewing mountains like Annapurna South and Himal Chuli.

After your lunch break, you will have to climb uphill. During this time, you will be able to see mesmerizing views of the Dhaulagiri and other surrounding peaks. This section of the trek is well off the main trekking trail. As you continue this path, you will descend to some rhododendron forests and finally reach Bhaisi Kharka. You will have your dinner here and have a good night’s sleep.
You will set off early today and move downward towards the valley floor. As you trek further, you will enter an old growth forest that is replete with rhododendron. Lower down, there is a settlement by the name of Chistibung, which will be your lunch spot. After having lunch, you will have to walk uphill and reach a lodge at Kopra. The scenic view of the mountains you get from Kopra is some of the best in the region. You will have a unique opportunity of viewing the seventh tallest mountain in the world- Dhaulagiri, which towers above Kali Gandaki, the deepest gorge in the world.
On this day, you can either go to Korpa camp only or you can hike up to Khayer Lake from Korpa Camp. If you choose to go to Khayer Lake, this will be the longest you will trek in your entire trip as you will trek for 9-10 hours. However, if you are up for the trek, you will not be disappointed. The views during your trek are mesmerizing. You will also be able to walk along an ancient pilgrimage trail to the site where annually Badau Purnima Festival is celebrated. You will also be able to have a close view of the Annapurna Fang Face.
After reaching the highest point of the trek previous day, all you need to do now is descend. As you are moving downhill, you will pass through a stream and the village of Chistibung. You will also walk through heavily forested areas and reach Swantha, where you will have your overnight stay.
As you walk through this day, you will be able to see great views of the Dhaulagiri range. The trail is a curvy one which will lead you to Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a village that lies within the boundaries of the Annapurna Conservation Area project. You can have a gentle stroll around this area and have lunch here. You can also buy Tibetan pottery and other crafts here. There are a couple of bakeries in Ghorepani where you can go to.
The next morning, you will trek to Poon Hill to catch a glimpse of the exceptional view of the sunrise from Poon Hill. The sunrise will be over snow-capped mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7555m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), and so on. After you have spend ample time admiring the beauty of Poon Hill, you will hike back to Ghorepani. From Ghorepani, you will walk through rhododendron forests and a stone staircase to Bhurungdi Khola finally reaching Tikhedhunga.
During the last day of your trek, you will trek from Tikhedhunga to Nayapul. As you descend from Tikhedhunga, you will firstly get to Birethanti village that lies on the bank of Modi Khola. From there, you will cross the new bridge and finally reach the pickup point at Nayapul. From Nayapul, you will take a small drive and reach Pokhara. You can stroll around Pokhara and enjoy the beautiful lakes of this region. You can also get access to many stores that sell local as well as Tibetan artifacts.
On this day, you will take a half hour flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu. You will have the rest of the day to yourself.
This is the day when we transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport. You will bid goodbye to this wonderful country and head back to your destination.
Detail Itinerary

Inclusions

  • Pick up and drive from airport.
  • Accommodation for two nights in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Your standard meals-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner- during the trek.
  • Transportation by bus Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapul and Nayapul-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
  • All necessary paper works, conservation entry permits and restricted area permit.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the trek.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people).
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porter.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and trekking map, if necessary. These items should be returned to Sublime Trails after the trek.
  • All government taxes, VAT and Service charge.
  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • 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 get a personal travel insurance.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc.)
  • All alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks and Drinking water during the trip.
  • Chocolate, dessert, and sweet items.
  • Your entry visa fee to Nepal.
  • Tipping for the sublime crews.
  • The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.

Why travel with us

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Traveling in a smaller group helps you achieve a sense of bonding and togetherness with the people you are with. So at Sublime Trails, we encourage traveling in smaller groups so that you get all the safety and comfort in the world and also make great friendships.

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