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  • Duration14 Days / 13 Nights
  • Difficulty LevelModerate
  • Max Altitude4,827 M (15,837 ft)

Looking for rugged and off beaten trek in the Annapurna region? Congratulations you landed on the right page. Kopra danda trek is one of the best community treks in the Annapurna region and a bit off the beaten trail with amazing Mountains view. Kopra Danda Trek is also known as Khopra Ridge and a newly opened trekking routes in the Annapurna region area.

Khopra Danda is a great alternative trekking route to commercial and crowded treks in Annapurna like Ghorepani poon hill trek. Khopra Ridge is one the best viewpoint and magnificent panoramic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna I, II, III and south, Hiunchuli, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Lamjung Himal and Mt. Nilgiri. Trekking in the unknown touristic area means you will able to see the unchanged lifestyle, typical cultures, and preserving local heritage places.

Khopra Danda Trek starts from Pokhara after Kathmandu UNESCO heritage sites sightseeing. For the first few days, we will be walking the most popular Ghorepani Poon hill trek trail. Poon Hill viewpoint will welcome you 360 Degree panoramic sunrise Mountains view. We will pass through rice fields, rhododendron forest, juniper and other trees with tropical bushes line. This trek will give you to learn about the different ethnic people cultures and lifestyle because you will see numerous Tibetan / Buddhist and Hindu temples shrines. In the Meantime the maximum elevation of this trek is 3640m but a day hike up to Kayer Lake is about 4660m.

What makes this tour very interesting

  • Best viewpoint to see Mt. Dhaulagiri Ranges.
  • World Heritage Sites visit in Kathmandu.
  • Beautiful Pokhara Valley, Lakes.
  • Amazing Annapurna Himalayas, Landscapes.
  • Food, Cultures, lifestyle and more. 
  • Ghorepani Poon Hill viewpoint.
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Best Trek Khopra Ridge

I trekked before in Annapurna Region but after Khopra Ridge trek definitely can say this is the best Trek ever I had done in Annapurna region. I am very very thankful for Rugged Trails and my Guide Arjun for making this happen. Arjun was amazing he made a path ...

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Itinerary

  • Day: 1
    Arrive in Nepal Kathmandu.

    From Tribhuvan International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. Rugged trails Nepal team leader will meet and greet you at your hotel for Khopra Danda trek details and you will be introduced to your trek guide. Depends on your arrival time, if your flight is before 6;00 pm we will take you for welcome dinner at traditional Nepalese restaurant.

    • Hotel
    • NA
    • Dinner
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 2
    Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour And Preparation For Trek.

    On this day, you will be given all the necessary guidance and time for the preparation of the trek. Copies of your travel documents, like your insurance copies, will be collected by us. At around 9 in the morning, the sightseeing tour will start of Kathmandu valley, and the tour will mainly maunder around the cultural heritage sites Kathmandu valley has to offer, all listed under the World Heritage List by UNESCO. The highlight is, of course, The Kathmandu Durbar Square, adorned with old opulent palaces of Nepal’s glorious monarchial days, The Kumari Mandir- the temple of The Living Goddess, and much magnificent architectural sublimity. Then we will circumambulate the Swyambhunath Temple and the Bouddhanath Stupa, all majestic with religious tenor. The Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most religiously reverent temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and we can observe the cremation ritual of the Hindu people by the bank of the holy river Bagmati. After the tour, we will be heading back to the hotel, Overnight at Hotel.

    • Hotel
    • 3-4 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast
    • 1350 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 3
    Kathmandu drive to Pokhara

    After having breakfast we will start a scenic drive to the beautiful city of Pokhara and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon if time permits boating in Phewa lake and free time for walking around Lakeside.

    • Hotel
    • 5-6 Hour Drive (25 min fly)
    • Breakfast
    • 827 M
    • Pokhara
  • Day: 4
    Drive from Pokhara to Ghandruk (1940 M) 6,365 ft and Trek To Tadapani.

    In the morning Rugged Trails guide and vehicle will be at your hotel, till that time you need to be ready with your bags, After your breakfast. We will drive to Ghandruk village from Pokhara. It will be short walking so we will stop at Ghandruk to see the local villages and Museums. Lunch will be at Ghandruk village and after lunch trek to Tadapani. We will be walking through the oak and Rhododendron forest We will see the beautiful view of Machhapuchhare (Fishtail), Annapurna South, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, and Lamjung Himal. Overnight at Tadapani.

    • Lodge
    • 4 Hour Drive & 3-4 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2675 M
    • Tadapani
    • 6.5 Km
  • Day: 5
    Tadapani Trek To Bayeli Kharka.

    Early morning if you want to see the sunrise then put your effort to come outside from your room. Can see the beautiful sunrise, within that time the breakfast will be prepared. After packing bags and breakfast we will move to our next destination Bayeli Kharka. We will be walking through rhododendrons forest. After a gentle walk for 4 hrs to get the magnificent views of Annapurna. After reaching the point we will order our lunch and we will have delicious meals with the Himalayan view. Our night will be at Bayeli after lunch and it takes appx 1 hr. You will not be disappointed with the mountains because from here we can see Mt. Dhaulagiri and it’s the world’s 7th highest mountains

    • Tea House
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3450 M
    • Bayeli Kharka
  • Day: 6
    Bayli Kharka Trek To Khopra Danda / Ridge.

    As usual, we will start our day with the local breakfast which will be prepared by the local mountain chef. We will descend to Chistibang and then apx 2 and half hours to reach the Khopra ridge. On the way, we can see Danfe (Pheasant), Yaks, Himalayan Tahr. Well, you are at the top and amazed with the splendid views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, South, Tukuche Peak, Dhampus Peak, Mt. Nilgiri, and other peaks.

    • Lodge
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3660 M
    • Khopra Danda
  • Day: 7
    Khopra Danda Day Hike To Khayar Lake - Khopra Danda.

    It’s an extra day and a day hike from Khopra Danda to visit the Khayar Lake which is at (4,600 M) 15,092 ft. Offers stunning views and it takes 7-8 hrs in total for both way. Our Guide will take you for the day hike and don’t forget to carry water with you. We will spend one more night at the same tea house and leave the next morning to Swanta. 

    • Lodge
    • 7-8 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4600 M
    • Khopra Danda /Khayar lake
  • Day: 8
    Khopra Danda Trek To Swanta.

    Easy day for today because it’s a short day for you only 4 hrs and enjoy the cheese factory at Swanta. Overnight at Swanta lodge.

    • Lodge
    • 4-5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2214 M
    • Swanta
  • Day: 9
    Swanta Trek To Ghorepani.

    Another exciting day on the hike because we will visit Ghorepani which is the most popular destination for mountain views, sunset, and sunrise. After breakfast, we will walk to Chitre village and we will follow the main trail to Ghorepani. From Ghorepani, we can see Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Annapurna South, I and other peaks. If you feel like to go for sunset to Poonhill then the guide will take you on top which is 45 min further from Ghorepani. However, we will be visiting in the morning for sunrise. Enjoy the last mountain dinner at Ghorepani, Overnight at lodges.

    • Lodge
    • 4-5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2880 M
    • Ghorepani
  • Day: 10
    Poon Hill viewpoint and Trek To Ulleri From Ghorepani. Drive to Pokhara.

    Early morning we will visit Poonhill (3,210 M) 10,525 ft for sunrise and from here we can see the whole range of Dhaulagiri, Dhampus Peak, Annapurna South, I, Fishtail, and other peaks. After the sunrise hike back to Ghorepani for breakfast. We will be walking 4 -5 hours in total and then we will take a jeep drive back to Pokhara from Ulleri (During the monsoon we will take a jeep from Tikhedhunga 1 hr further down from Ulleri).

    • Hotel
    • 3-4 Hour Walk & 4 Hour Drive
    • Breakfast and Lunch
    • 827 M
    • Pokhara
  • Day: 11
    Rest Day in Pokhara.


    • Hotel
    • NA
    • Breakfast
    • 827 M
    • Pokhara
  • Day: 12
    Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350m).


    • Hotel
    • 5-6 Hour Drive (25 Min Fly)
    • Breakfast
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 13
    Full Day Sightseeing In Bhaktapur and Patan.

    Evening farewell dinner with Rugged Trails Nepal team.

    • Hotel
    • 3-4 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast and Dinner
    • 1400 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 14
    Day 14: Final departure.
    • NA
    • NA
    • Breakfast
    • NA
    • NA

What's Included

  • Airport pick-up and drop.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking
  • Domestic Airfare as per itinerary (depends on price quotes)
  • Accommodation during the trek (local lodge).
  • The government registered English speaking trekking guide and porter.
  • Annapurna Conservation park fees / TIMS Card.
  • Guided Tour in the city with the Expert tour guide.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in the city
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staff.
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
  • First Aid Kit for Khopra danda trek.
  • Khopra Ridge Trekking Map
  • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters

What’s Excluded

  • Nepal visa fees.
  • Lunch & dinner in Cities Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Personal gears & clothing (available for hire)
  • Table drinks, snacks while walking
  • Personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Service other than mentioned above
  • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc...
  • International airfare and airport taxes.
  • Tips for guide and porters

Useful Information

  • Khopra Danda Trek Itinerary can be customized.
  • During the winter Khopra Ridge trek will tough with heavy snowfall. 
  • Rugged Trails Nepal team can organize short Khopra Ride Trek from Pokhara. 
  • For group cost to Khopra Danda Trek email us. 
  • If you just want to do  Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek then it can be organized all around the year.