14 DAYS
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Khopra Danda Trek is one of the newly opened treks in Annapurna region which is very famous incredible view snowcapped mountain and exposure to varies ethnic of the region.

Khopra Trek is rural trek that offers access to Nangi village between Beni and Poon Hill, and Khopra to the north of Ghorepani in the Annapurna region. Nangi Village is the location of a vibrant development project providing formal and vocational schooling as well as wireless internet access to the community. Khopra is a remote, isolated village offering panoramic mountain views of the Annapurna range.

Rich in culture, nature, and remoteness this special and newly developed rural trek is 'off the beaten track' and enables close contact with several indigenous groups. One of them is the Pun-Magar ethnic groups who have their own language, culture, and customs. This trek offers you a variety of accommodation, ranging from staying with local families, lodges and community-run lodges specifically built to encourage eco-tourism in this remote area. You will have the great opportunity to experience rural life in the villages of Nepal and the contrast of hiking two days in terrain populated only by wild yaks. A strenuous 9-hour side trip can be made to the beautiful sacred lake of Khaire at 4,700m.


Highlights of Khopra Danda Trek


  • Explore the city of Pokhara and Gurung villages.
  • Panoramic and closed view of Annapurna massif, explore in the Khopra Danda trek
  • Sunrise and Sunset view better than Poon Hill.
  • Picturesque villages, experiencing with local lifestyle and culture of Magar and Gurung people.
  • Walking narrow and stone paved trail through rhododendron forest and even more beautiful in March.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking staff with the warm welcome and transfer to respective hotels with a briefing regarding trekking, hotels, lodge on the route with doing and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner. 

Day 02: Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m - 06 hrs journey distance 220 k.m.

Morning travel by tourist coach or in private vehicle depending upon the group size towards amazing Pokhara valley transfer to respective hotels close to beautiful Phewa Lake with the afternoon free for short walks. (For flying option a 30 minutes flight to Pokhara). 
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 03 Pokhara (884m)– Nayapul(1070m) – Purna Gaun (1780m) 1.5hr Drive 4- 5hr.

A one hour drive takes us to Nayapul ~ the starting point of our trek. From Nayapul, we take the West-Northward path and cross a suspension bridge over the Modi River. We walk through Deupur village. The trail is gently uphill until we reach Purna Gaun where we spend our first night. Hiking hours: 4-5.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 04 Purna Gaun (1780m)– Lespar (2080m) 4½- 5hr.

From Purna Gaun, we walk through villages and farming fields for about one hour, before entering a forest and continuing to Lespar. We spend the night in a basic hotel. Hiking hours: 4½-5.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 05 Lespar (2080m )– Nangi Village ( 2340m) 4½-5½hr.

From Lespar, we climb steep hills and forests, all the way up to Nangi village. Nangi village is a beautiful and famous village. It is well known for its Wireless Internet Service introduced by Mr. Mahabir Pun who received the Manganese International Award. Lespar has a High Secondary school, telephone facilities and a Nepalese brown paper factory which you can visit if you wish to. The Dhaulagiri Mountain range is visible from the village. Hiking hours: 4½-5½

Day 06 Nangi Village ( 2340m) – Mohare Camp (3300m) 5½-6½hr.

Today we climb uphill via Hampel pass to Mohare Camp (3300m) through a wild forest and we stay in the community lodge. Already on the way from the pass to Mohare camp, we can enjoy the view on the Annapurna range. From Mohari Camp, the is an amazing panoramic view of the Mountains. We will wake up early the next morning to admire the beautiful sunrise on the mountains Hiking hours: 5½-6½
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 07 Mohare Camp (3300m )– Swanta(2260m) 5½-6½hr.

After enjoying the magnificent mountain views, we start our journey slowly by walking downhill through a trail surrounded by rhododendron, pine, oak and Juniper trees. We will hear and see various species of birds on our way to the very famous viewpoint of Poonhill. We will then continue down to Ghorepani for about two hours and have lunch. After lunch, we continue walking down through the forest to the Chitre village for about one and half hour. From Chitre village, we take a new path to Swanta village (2260m), which is the gateway to the Khopra trek. Hiking hours: 5½-6½.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 08 Swanta (2260m ) - Chhsitibang (3020m) 3½-4hr.

Immediately after leaving Swanta we enter the forest and walk through a very cool and pleasant path, hearing the sound of the river and the birds singing. After two hours, we cross a stream and we have lunch at the Kharka before we start to climb the steep Khopra Hill for another one and a half to two hours, reaching Chhistibang at 3020 m. We halted there for the night, among the rhododendron and oak trees. Hiking hours: 3½-4.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 09 Chhistibang (2260m )- Khopra(3660m) 3hrs.

We continue climbing uphill to Khopra (3660m) and spend the night there. Khopra provides internet and telephone facilities. Hiking hours: 3-3½
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 10 Khopra( 3660m ) - Dobato (3440m)5-6 hrs.

There are two possible ways for Dobato HIGH ROUTE In spring or during the dry season, we take the high route straight above Khopra, enjoying the views of the fully bloomed rhododendron forest and admiring the landscapes of the Kali Gandaki valley and the spectacular mountains. The path is very narrow and can be slippery in some parts. A good balance and no fear of heights is a priority. With rain or snow, it is absolutely dangerous to walk this way. Walking crampons are recommended in case of quick weather change. Hiking hours: 5-6 LOW ROUTE In winter or during the snow season, we take the lower route to avoid icy paths. The lower path is a little longer, and goes uphill and downhill through the forest but is much safer. Hiking hours: 5½ – 6½.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 11 Dobato (3440m ) – Ghandruk (1940m) 3.5-7 hrs.

From the lodge, in Dobato we first follow the forest trail to Isaru where there are two lodges after one hour and another after one and a half hour of walking. After two hours we reach a junction and from there we continue to Tadapani, a touristy junction facing Mt. Annapurna South, Himchuli, Machhapuchre (Fishtail). From here, we take an easy and a pleasant trail toward Ghandruk through a trunk of rhododendrons. We will be welcomed by the grey monkeys (Langur) and will have sufficient time to interact with them. Hiking hours: 6½ – 7.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 12 Trek to Naya Pul then drives to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1-hour drive.

On our way to Naya Pul from Ghandruk, we get to enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. We have lunch on the way. Our trek will end at Naya Pul where we board our vehicle to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara. *If the road construction connecting Ghandruk to Naya Paul is complete, driving from Ghandruk to Pokhara could be another option.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 13: Fly or Drive From Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Earlier morning, we take a car/tourist bus or fly to Kathmandu in the afternoon. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel and we can enjoy our day in Kathmandu. The evening to celebrate our successful journey, we will have a farewell dinner with Traditional Nepali Cuisine. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

Day 14: Departure Day.

Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! Sherpa Expedition and Trekking representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight.
Included meals: Breakfast.

What is Included

  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Hotel and lodge during trekking.
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary.
  • All necessary paperwork; trekking permits and others.
  • Trekking guide and porter.
  • Staff Insurance and Salary.
  • Transportations from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners.
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during trek.
  • Comprehensive First aid medical kit.
  • Travel and rescue arrangements.
  • Company services and all required government taxes/royalties.

What is Excluded

  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around. $1.5 per kg) *only on the flight.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled. or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Personal Trekking equipment.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended.
  • Tips for guides and porters.

General

  • Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)
  •  Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sun glasses 
  • Neck warmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hand

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Center Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • wool Jackets or pullover
  • Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body 

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trouser
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Feet

  • A pair of good water-proof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Socks liner
  • Light shoes and sneaker

First Aid Kits and Medicines

  • Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment
  • Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
  • Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills
(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However  we recommend better to  bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous, but must useable

  • 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Best energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power Bank and music players 
  • Camera (Memory card, chargers and extra batteries)

1. Trekking equipment

The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the backpack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:

  1. Good down Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you do not have on your own and it is to be returned after the trek.
  2. Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters.
  3. Daypack bag for yourself
  4. A down Jacket
  5. Shade hat
  6. Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  7. A pair of lightweight warm gloves.
  8. T-shirts 2- 3 pieces
  9. Lightweight thermal tops.
  10. Fleece jacket.
  11. Fleece Wind-proved jacket (optional).
  12. A pair’s nylon hiking shorts which are quick drying one
  13. Underwear
  14. Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
  15. Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
  16. Four pairs of liner warm socks
  17. A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots.
  18. A pair of light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
  19. A pair sandal (Optional)
  20. A water bottle.
  21. Head/Torch Light.

2. Medicines and First Aid Kits

  1. Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude-related headaches like DMX.
  2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  3. Imodium or Peptone besom, Flexon capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  4. Diamox 125 or 250mg or 400mg tablets for altitude sickness.
  5. 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.(Sherpa expedition and Trekking company's team also provide first aid kits)

3. Miscellaneous but Important

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip care (Balm) At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  • Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
  • Pocket knife.
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kits and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

Note Regarding Itineraries:
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan and their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Pvt. Ltd.  Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is safe and successful. Your safety is paramount.

Duration
Duration
14 days
Season
Season
Autumn/Spring
Region
Region
Annapurna
Grade
Grade
Medium
Altitude
Altitude
3500
Walking
Walking
5/6hrs
Accommodation
Accommodation
Homestay
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