KHOPRA DANDA TREK

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destination Annapurna
duration 14 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Annapurna
max altitude 4,827m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hours
accommodation Hotel/Teahouse
season All season

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 1,450
Pax 2 USD 1,390
Pax 3 USD 1,350
Pax 4 to 6 USD 1,290
Pax 7 to 12 USD 1,250
Pax 13 to 18 USD 1,190
Pax 19 to 24 USD 1,150
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KHOPRA DANDA TREK

SOLITUDE & BEAUTY WITH FEWER TOURISTS & A SMORGASBORD OF MOUNTAINS TO FEAST YOUR EYES ON!

The newly opened Khopra Danda Trek in a remote part of the Annapurna region offers unspoiled natural beauty and views of numerous snowcapped peaks and exposure to the amazing Gurung culture.

The moderately difficult Khopra Trek takes you to Nangi Village (2260m) located between Beni and Poon Hill and Khopra located just north of Ghorepani in the Annapurna region. Nangi Village is making a name for itself as a sustainable and eco-friendly village that offers locals vocational courses in sustainable agriculture. It even has a small cottage industry that makes paper!  Khopra Village (3660m) is remote and offers some of the best panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Massifs. The Dhaulagiri Massif is 120km in length.

Some of the mountains to feast your eyes on are Nilgiri (7,061m), Bhara Shikhar (7,647m), Annapurna I (8091m – 10th highest in the world), ) Annapurna II (7937m) Annapurna III (7555m) Annapurna IV (7525m), Machapuchare (6,997m),  Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Lamjung Himal (6987m),  and Nilgiri ()7061m), Manaslu (8163m), Tilicho (7134m) and Gangapurna (7455m).

This region is occupied by various castes, such as Brahmin, Kshetri, or Chhetri, and some of the seven Magars clans offering diversity and a glimpse into their lives and how each has a uniquely different culture, customs, and language. Most of the accommodation on the trek is in a homestay with local families, lodges, and community-run lodges specifically created to ensure less commercialism and to further enhance this region as an eco-tourism destination. Many of the trails are for transporting goods by yak, and along the way, you will see these woolly animals grazing in alpine pastures. A side trip from Khopra to Khayer Lake is a worthy attraction and at 4500 meters stands directly below some huge snow-capped peaks.  

Key Features of Khopra Danda Trek

  • Explore the city of Pokhara and live in homestay accommodation in Gurung villages.
  • Panoramic and close-up views of the Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Massifs.
  • Sunrise and Sunset view better than Poon Hill.
  •  Picturesque remote villages of the Magar and Gurung people.
  • Walking along rocky trails through the unique rhododendron forests (best in March when in flower).

ITINERARY

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Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met by a Sherpa Expedition & Trekking representative, and taken to your hotel. After checking in at the hotel, you will be briefed on what to expect on your trek to Khopra Danda Via Mohare Hill. 

Our journey begins with a 6-7 hour drive toward the Pokhara Valley and its beautiful Phewa Tal (lake) and then checking in to your hotel close to Phewa Tal. There is plenty to see and do along Lakeside with its many shops, bars and restaurants to choose from.

After a one hour drive, we arrive at Nayapul where our trek begins. From Nayapul we head in a westerly direction crossing a suspension bridge over the Modi Khola (rIver) and continue along the trail until we reach Deupur village. Continuing along an undulating trail we finally reach today’s destination at Purna Gaun where we stay the night. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Today we follow the trail from Purna Gaun and follow the trail for about one hour through several villages and their terraced fields prior to entering a forest and then reach Lespar where we stay the night. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Our trek today begins with a steep climb up hills and through the forest up to Nangi Village. In order to become a learning center it is now equipped with wireless internet introduced to the area by the Magar - Mr. Mahabir Pun. It boasts of having a secondary school and a paper manufacturing cottage industry which is worth a visit. The Dhaulagiri Massif is visible from the village where we will stay the night.

Today we climb uphill to Mohare Danda through a dense forest. Mohare Danda offers panoramic vies of the majestic Annapurna mountain ranges. Tonight we stay at Mohare Danda. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

This morning we get up early in order to capture the morning rays reflecting off the snow-covered peaks. After admiring the beautiful views we descend along a trail surrounded by rhododendron, pine, oak, and juniper trees. The birdlife here is amazing and a good way to start the day. We head towards the famous location of Poon Hill where we have 360-degree views of the Annapurna Massif. This is a photographer’s dream location, especially on sunrise as the light reflects off the snow-clad mountains. From Poon Hill, we head down to Ghorepani for about two hours and stop here for lunch. From Ghorepani we continue downhill through more forest until we reach After lunch, we continue walking down through the forest to Chitre Village (2350m) and then continue on a new trail to a new path to Santa Village (2260m) - the beginning of the trail to the Khopra. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

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 Chhsitibang at 3020 m. We will stay here the night in this wooded area of rhododendron and oak trees. This is a good place to relax. . Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Today it is an uphill climb to Khopra Ridge (3660m) where we will spend the night. Khopra has internet and phone facilities available. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Today’s trek takes us to Dobato, in springtime we can take the high trail or alternatively head straight up on a trail above Khopra which offers spectacular views of the Kali Gandaki Valley through rhododendron forests and with amazing views along the way of the snow-capped mountains. If it is wet caution must be exercised as the trail can be slippery. If there is bad weather we will take the lower trail that is safer. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

After leaving the lodge in Dobato we take the trail through the forest until we come to a junction that takes us to Tatopani well known for its thermal springs situated right next to the river. From Tatopani, we have an easy trek passing through the rhododendron forest before reaching Ghandruk. Passing through the forest you may see Langur monkeys frolicking in the trees. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Our trek today takes us to Nayapul and along the way offers awesome views towards the west. Once we arrive at Nayapul we will drive to Pokhara. We will stay the night in Pokhara where you will have the chance to wander along Phew Tal (lake) and watch the sunset, or maybe stroll along the road with its many shops.

Today we head back to Kathmandu, either by bus or private vehicle depending on the size of the group. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will be taken to your respective hotels situated close to the main tourist hub – Thamel.

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

SERVICES

Cost Includes

  • All airport pick-up & drop off by private vehicle (international)
  • Two-night accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
  • Both way transportation for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus.
  • Both way private transportation service between Pokhara and Nayapul (trek start and endpoint)
  • Two-night accommodation in a selected hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast.
  • Best Possible Teahouse, lodge accommodation during the trek
  • All Standard Meals - 3 meals a day (Lunches, Dinners, and Breakfasts) during the trek.
  • Government License holder English Speaking Sherpa Expedition and Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader,(8 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage. (2 trekkers:1 porter "9 kg per trekker max limit")
  • Coverage of guides and porters meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) Fee.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
  • All government, Local taxes, and official Expenses
  • Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and walking poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after trip completed).
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance).
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking T-shirt
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking of certificate after over the successful trek.

Costs Exclude

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu  & Pokhara - lunch, and dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.
  • Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic, soup, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cocoa, mineral water, extra food, cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the tea houses)
  • All desserts & sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging at the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)

EQUIPMENTS

The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.

General

  • All season sleeping bag and down Jacket (we can provide if you need it,  but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag ( Sherpa Expedition & Trekking provide duffle bag during the trek but has to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (a must-have for morning and evenings above 3,000m)
  • Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyewear

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

Hands

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

Upper Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal tops
  • wool jacket or pullover
  • Sports bras for women and girls
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body

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

Footwear

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Sock liners
  • Light shoes and sneakers
  • First Aid Kits and Medicines
  • Assorted adhesive bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment cream or similar
  • Insect / anti-itch ointment
  • Ibuprofen or 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 you bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous - but must useful on the trek

  • 4  passport size photos with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because in case you want to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included toilet paper, plastic bags, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Quality energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power bank and music players 
  • Camera (memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

GOOD TO KNOW

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be staying at lodges/ teahouses. You may find comfort and better quality teahouses - having attached bathroom at lower levels- until you reach higher elevations, where the accommodation is more basic with bare necessities. 

Meals during the trek

 In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of these regions is potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew and Tibetan bread. Sherpa’s’ started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.

Transportation

We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. We use public transportation or local buses during the trek. 

Physical fitness

This can be a challenging trek where you often have to walk 6-7 hours a day. You don’t need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus! We have met people from all walks of life, shapes and sizes who have completed the trek. The only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have on your body. Before leaving for Nepal it is good if you can prepare yourself physically by increasing your stamina and oxygen intake. 

Remember – The better prepared – the more enjoyable your trek!

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The Khopra Danda trek is a relatively new and less crowded trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, as well as a chance to experience the local culture and hospitality of the Gurung and Magar communities.

The duration of the Khopra Danda trek can vary depending on the itinerary you choose. On average, it takes around 8-10 days to complete the trek. However, it can be customized to fit your preferences and fitness level.

The Khopra Danda trek is considered to be a moderate trek, suitable for people with a reasonable level of fitness. The trail involves some uphill and downhill sections, as well as a few steep ascents. However, it does not require any technical climbing skills.

To trek in the Annapurna region, you will need to obtain two permits: the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

The best time to do the Khopra Danda trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer clear skies, mild temperatures, and excellent visibility. However, the trek can also be done during the winter and monsoon seasons, although weather conditions may be more challenging. 
 

Accommodation on the Khopra Danda trek is available in teahouses or lodges along the trail. These basic guesthouses provide simple rooms with shared bathrooms and communal dining areas. It is advisable to carry a sleeping bag as blankets may not be sufficient in colder months.

While it is not mandatory to hire a guide for the Khopra Danda trek, it is highly recommended, especially for first-time trekkers or those unfamiliar with the region. A guide can provide valuable information about the trail, ensure your safety, and help with navigation and communication.

Some essential items to pack for the Khopra Danda trek include trekking boots, warm clothing layers, a good quality sleeping bag, a backpack, a water bottle, a first aid kit, and toiletries. It is also important to carry some cash, as ATMs may not be available along the trail.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 1,450
Pax 2 USD 1,390
Pax 3 USD 1,350
Pax 4 to 6 USD 1,290
Pax 7 to 12 USD 1,250
Pax 13 to 18 USD 1,190
Pax 19 to 24 USD 1,150
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Team of highly experienced Experts
  • 24/7 Customer Support

All Inclusive Cost

USD 1,290

Per Person

BOOK NOW QUICK ENQUIRY

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Nick Wu

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December 21, 2023

A Visual Journey: Khopra Danda Trek's Spectacular Scenery

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Embarking on the Khopra Danda trek was a visual journey like no other. From the captivating sunrise at Poon Hill to the breathtaking panoramas from Khopra Ridge, the trek offered a spectacle of natural beauty. The diverse landscapes, including terraced fields, enchanting rhododendron forests, and majestic snow-capped peaks, provided a feast for the eyes that will forever be cherished.

Kathy Kennedy

Australia

December 20, 2023

xemplary Service from Sherpa Expedition and Trekking

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Sherpa Expedition and Trekking proved to be the best trekking company in Nepal. Their professionalism, expertise, and commitment to customer satisfaction were evident throughout the entire trek. From the initial planning stages to the completion of the trek, they provided exemplary service, ensuring a seamless and memorable experience.

Kelly Juilet

United States

December 13, 2023

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With its proximity to the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, the Khopra Ridge Khayer Lake Trek offers stunning mountain views throughout the journey. The snow-capped peaks, including Annapurna South and Machapuchare, create a majestic backdrop that leaves a lasting impression. The beauty of these mountains is truly awe-inspiring.

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