Khopra Danda Trekking is short days trekking in Nepal in the alternate of crowded trekking route Ghorepani and Poonhill inside Annapurna conservation area. This is route of hidden path with great views of amazing mountains, rustic village and beautiful layered rice field. Very less peoples are known about less touristic trekking route Khopra Danda. Stay in simple tea house, enjoy amazing sunrise over Dhaulagiri and
Trekking starts from famous Tatopani village where natural hot spring located. Paudwar is the first and big authentic village in this Annapurna Mountains and chance to reach Khayar Lake is one of the best short trekking in Nepal. area. Peoples from here are friendly and warm welcomed. The second day trek reaches at Khopra Danda. It is place of amazing views of valley, beautiful forest and mountains. The best sunshine and sunrise views from here. One extra day stay at there to hike Khayar Lake (4,650m) is another option to explore more. To end this trek, there are many options. Either reach at Tadapani and back to Pokhara, return to Tatopani again and trek to Jomsom to fly back Pokhara or drive with local transportation to Pokhara from Totopani.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuban International Airport and transfer to Hotel (1,350m)
Day 02:Drive or fly to Pokhara. Transfer to Hotel and Overnight (827m)
Day 03:Drive to Tatopani and trek to Paudwar (6 Hours driving and 3 Hours trekking) 2,000m. Overnight at local tea house
Day 04:Trek to Khopra Danda (6 Hours - 3,640m) Overnight at local tea house
Day 05:Trek to Khayer Lake (4,650m) and back to Khopra Danda for overnight. (8 Hours)
Day 06:Trek to Dobato (4 Hours) Overnight at local tea house
Day 07:Trek to Ghandruk (2,010 Miters) Overnight at local tea house
Day 08:Trek to Nayapool and drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel
Day 09:Drive or fly back to Kathmandu. overnight at Hotel
Day 10:Fly back home, Departure
We also can run this trekking with the less cost. Instead of private jeep from Pokhara to Tatopani, can use local bus as transportation and instead of private car back to Pokhara from trekking end point, we can also use local bus as transportation.
We also can provide package and program starts from Pokhara and end at Pokhara.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuban International Airport and transfer to Hotel (1,350m) Representative from Nepal Highland Treks will pickup you from international airport and drive to hotel. Trip preparation in rest of the time. Meet with your staff team. We can buy trekking equipment around market in Thamel if there is any thing left.
Day 2Drive or fly to Pokhara. Transfer to Hotel and Overnight (827m) It takes 6 to 7 hours drive to Pokhara. Regular tourist bus is available at early in the morning. Choice to take private car at your own time or take flight which takes only 25 minutes. Daily flight starting from 09:00 till 15:30 from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Evening walking tour around Lake side of Pokhara.
Day 3Drive to Tatopani and trek to Paudwar (6 Hours driving and 3 Hours trekking) 2,000m. Overnight at local tea house Drive to Beni is the highway road which takes about 3 hours by regular local bus or by private car. Another 3 hours in rough mountain road to Tatopani either with private jeep or by local bus/Jeep. cross first suspension bridge towards Khopra Dana trekking route. walking route is narrow and normal uphill. Paudwar is a beautiful and very authentic village and its people are incredibly friendly. It is much bigger and more compact than you realize at first sight and still not reached by a road. It is well worth taking some time to explore and a nice place to enjoy the sun which here shines a lot longer.
Day 4Trek to Khopra Danda (6 Hours - 3,640m) Overnight at local tea house Trekking trail is almost entirely uphill. We pass beautiful villages and traditional resting places including view towards Ghorepani and Poonhill. It is passing almost 1700 miters altitude by the time we reach at Khopra Danda. Almost all the peoples get here dizziness and nausea or even vomiting because of high altitude. We stay in Khopra community lodge. From here wide range of amazing views of mountain and valley. If you walk 10 minutes further u from Khopra Danda views is more amazing.
Day 5Trek to Khayer Lake (4,650m) and back to Khopra Danda for overnight. (8 Hours) If you want to explore the area a bit more you can walk up to holy Khayer Lake at 4,650 meter altitude. It is quite long day hike to Khayar Lake. Khayer Lake is one of the holy Lake. It is important to bring enough drinking water and foods. The return trip takes almost a full day. It is a remote area, while the walk is nice. Khayer Lake is not very much impressive but the views are much nicer from the approach than from the lake itself. Walking back to Khopra Danda for overnight.
Day 6Trek to Dobato (4 Hours) Overnight at local tea house From Khopra you will descend until you reach a junction at around 3,500 meter altitude. The trail is narrow and there are some steep drops. It is also, however, one of the most beautiful and varied sections of trail. Crossing little streams, going in and out of small valleys, hiking through meadows, bamboo and rhododendron forest it feels like your surroundings are changing with every step. There are lots of up and down reach at Bayeli. Another 1 hour continues walking reach at Dobato. You also can reach at Muldai viewpoint from the lodge. Muldai is my favourite of the viewpoints in the area as you can look at the mountains at the same angle like from Pun Hill, but you are much closer.
Day 7Trek to Ghandruk (2,010 Miters) Overnight at local tea house Trek from Dobato to Tadapani is easy. Further trek to Ghandruk village is more easy via forest trail. we will reach at Ghadruk a big Gurung community village. You can see many tourist and Nepalese trekkers here. It also has opportunity to visit Gurung Museum which is collection of old traditional cultures, customs of Gurung peoples. Walking around the village to explore typical houses.
Day 8Trek to Nayapool and drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel After one and half hour walking, we find local jeep station. It has option to take driving back till Nayapool instead of walking another 3 hours downhill. from Nayapool, it is 2 hours driving back to Pokhara. Check in hotel and rest.
Day 9Drive or fly back to Kathmandu. overnight at Hotel Tourist buses are available early in the morning drive back to Kathmandu. It takes about 7 hours. Another option is to explore major highlights of Pokhara within half day and take private car drive back to Kathmandu or take 25 minutes flight to Kathmandu. The major point to explore in Pokhara is david fall, Gupteswor Mahadev, Boating at Fewa lake, World peace stupa, Mahendra cave etc. Evening fair well dinner at Nepali cultural restaurant with Nepali food.
Day 10Fly back home, Departure Nepal Highland treks arrange departure transportation to International airport from Hotel. It is important to reach airport before 3 hours from your original departure time.