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  • Duration7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Price from$685/ person
  • Difficulty LevelModerate
  • Max Altitude4,600 M (15,092 ft)

Let’s not call the Khopra Danda is newly opened trek route in the Annapurna region. Already been 4 years but very fewer people heard about the trek. When trekking in Nepal comes it’s like Everest Base camp! Or Annapurna Circuit something similar and most popular. In the Annapurna region still, we can call Khopra Danda as off beaten trails because of fewer tea houses at some point. Rugged Trails Nepal short trek to Khopra danda starts from Pokhara and ends at Pokhara. Most of the popular trekking routes such as Ghorepani, Muktinath are spoiled because of road construction so the Khopra Danda or Mohare Danda trekking routes are the alternative trekking routes to see natural beauty.

The Stunning view of Mt. Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri,  Annapurna I, II, III, South, Lamjung, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Himalayas are the main highlights of the Trek. During the Springtime can see the amazing Rhododendron forest and also the wildlife while trekking. The Khayar Lake itself is another attraction of this trek which is at 4,827 M. Autumn is another the best time to travel in Nepal and from September to November we can see beautiful landscaped paddy and Millet farm. We can see Yaks gazing around the hills especially in the Summer, Monsoon and Autumn time. Ghorepani is another attraction of the trek which is one the famous viewpoint for Himalayan ranges and also for sunrise and sunset.

The short Khopra Danda Trek starts after driving from Pokhara to Ghandruk village. We are skipping a day walk from Nayapul to Ghandruk because we will be walking by the roadside. To make the trip shorter and to skip the dusty and muddy roads we will take a jeep drive up to Ghandruk village and then trek to Tadapani. The drive will be quite exciting because the roads are bumpy and rugged. On this trek, we are completely skipping the roads and trek from Tadapani, Bayeli Kharka, Swanta Khopra Danda, Swanta, Ghorepani to Ulleri will be proper trekking routes. From Ulleri we will drive back to Pokhara Instead of walking by the roadside.

If you are looking for a complete trek package that starts from Kathmandu and ends at Kathmandu then we have another long trip package follow here (Khopra Danda Trekking ) To arrange the Short Khopra danda trek permits we need one working day. If you are in a group and looking for a better price and service we request you to book in advance. Khopra danda trek can be organized all around the year but during the mid-winter, if there will be heavy snowfall weather then we will not organize the trip.

The 7 Days short Khopra danda trek covers the most beautiful viewpoint Muldai, and Ghorepani Poonhill. If you have less time in Nepal and want to do a shorter version of Khopra Danda Trek then check our option trek plan for 5 days from Pokhara. The shorter 5 days Khopra Danda Trek also covers the Muldai viewpoint and Ghorepani Poonhill. 

  • Day: 1
    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. Breakfast is not included so take your breakfast at your hotel. 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
    • 3-4 Hour Walk
    • Lunch,Dinner
    • 2675 M
    • Tadapani
  • Day: 2
    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

    • Lodge
    • 5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3450 M
    • Bayeli Kharka
  • Day: 3
    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 hour 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: 4
    Khopra Danda Day Hike To Khayar Lake - Khopra Danda.

    It’s a 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 8-9 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. But Hey, if you don’t have enough days and want to skip the Day Trip To Khayar Lake we can go to another place which follows the Day 05 Plan.

    • Lodge
    • 8-9 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3660 M
    • Khopra Danda
  • Day: 5
    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.

    • Logde
    • 4-5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2214 M
    • Swanta
  • Day: 6
    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: 7
    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). Your trips end here in Pokhara, the hotel is not included in your price but we can arrange on request. Final handshake with your guide and the team. Further trip plans to Chitwan, Kathmandu or anything will be arranged on request.

    • NA
    • 4 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch
    • 827 M
    • Pokhara

What's Included

  • All meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • Accommodation during the trek.
  • Local guide and porter to carry bags.
  • Private transportation from Pokhara- Pokhara.
  • All Trek permits and government taxes.
  • Duffle bags, hiking poles, sleeping bags.
  • Guide porter salary, allowance, and insurance.
  • Farewell dinner.
  • Khopra Danda Trekking Map.
  • First Aid Kit.

What’s Excluded

  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tipping, etc.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Hotel in Pokhara

Useful Information

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