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  • Duration7 Days
  • Price from$515/ 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 5 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 in Kathmandu, then we have another long trip package that follows 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 year, but during the mid-winter, if there will be heavy snowfall weather then we will not organize the trip.

Best Time to Trek Short Khopra Danda in 2024

The best season to trek to Khopra Danda depends on a number of factors, including your personal preferences and the length of your vacation. In general, the best trekking season in Nepal is from September to November and from March to May, when the weather is relatively dry and mild.

During the autumn season (Mid September to November End), the weather is generally sunny and warm during the day, with clear skies and cool nights. This is a great time to trek in the Khopra Danda Annapurna region, as the views are often clear and the trails are dry.

The spring season (March to May) is another good time to trek to Short Khopra Danda. The weather is warmer, with clear skies and pleasant temperatures. The rhododendron flowers are in bloom, adding to the beauty of the trek.

The Winter season (December to February) It is possible to trek to Khopra Danda (ridge), but the weather can be very cold, with temperatures dropping below freezing at night. The trails may also be slippery, and the views may be obscured by fog. The trek plan might be changed at the last minute because of the heavy snowfall.

Due to the rain, the monsoon season (June to August) is typically not the best time to trek to Khopra Danda, but when the weather clears up after the rain, the vistas are just breathtaking. Be prepared to encounter a large number of leeches along the journey.

What makes this tour very interesting

Short Khopra Danda Trek's Highlights

One well-liked trip in Nepal's Annapurna area is the short Khopra Danda Trek. In addition to providing breathtaking views of the Annapurna mountain range, it also gives visitors the chance to see the region's cultural and ecological splendor.

Spectacular mountain views: The Khopra Danda Trek offers breathtaking views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri and other peaks in the Annapurna range.

Khopra Trek Cultural diversity: The trek passes through a number of villages, allowing you to learn about the culture and traditions of the Gurung, Magar, and Thakali people who live in the region.

Natural beauty of Khopra Trek: The trek takes you through forests of rhododendron, oak, and pine, as well as past waterfalls, streams, and alpine meadows.

Best viewpoints of Annapurna Region: Our short Khopra Danda trek itinerary covers the best viewpoints of annapurna foothills. Muldai Viewpoint, Khopra Danda Viewpoint, and the PoonHill viewpoints are the main highlights of the trek.

Off the beaten path: The Khopra Danda Trek is less crowded than other popular treks such as Ghorepani, Mardi Himal in the Annapurna region, allowing you to enjoy a more peaceful and authentic trekking experience.

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

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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


I am solo female traveler, will I be safe on the Khopra Trek?

Most female visitors traveling alone will have a safe and happy time in Nepal because it is a kind and inviting nation. We have strong relationships with the lodges we visit and have faith in their dependability and security. The whereabouts of all the visitors are also constantly known to our guides while they are hiking. You will be in safe hands, Rugged Trails Nepal assures and guarantees. You may get a lot of feedback from female solo travelers who visited Nepal with us if you check reviews on TripAdvisor or Google.

Useful Information

Short Khopra Danda Trek Grade & Physical Requirements

In the Annapurna region, the Short Khopra Trek is a comparatively simple hike. About 5 to 6 hours of trekking are spent each day, with several breaks for lunch and tea as well as photo opportunities of the magnificent mountain scenery. The trek trails to Khopra Danda are somewhat uphill and downhill but not particularly steep. 

This journey may be finished by hikers who can go 5 to 6 hours each day at a reasonable pace while carrying only a small daypack. It takes physical effort to trek at higher elevations. You should be in excellent health, have average physical condition, and have a strong sense of commitment to finish this day-long Khopra Danda trek.

WIFi and Communication on Short Khopra Danda Trek

Internet access is available at teahouses for an additional fee while on the Short Khopra Danda Trek. Cell phone signals are received, however depending on the mobile network, they could not be strong enough at high altitudes. Buy a SIM card in Pokhara or Kathmandu if you wish to. If you want to contact us through mobile phone, however, our guides will do so.

Travel Insurance For Short Khopra Danda Trek

For your safety you must have travel insurance for the Khopra Danda trek. Although the majority of individuals have insurance, your policy must also include coverage for medical services, helicopter rescue, and air ambulance. Look at worldNomads and more choices for travel insurance.

Trekking Gears and Equipment for the Short Khopra (Danda) Ridge Trek

For recommendations on what to pack, see the list of hiking supplies in the link below. If you forget to pack your gear at the last minute, you may purchase it in Pokhara or Kathmandu. The porters will take care of your luggage; all you need to do is carry your daypack with with your valuables inside, such as your wallet, passport, and water. You will only bring items that are absolutely required for the stroll. You will be provided with duffle bags from Rugged Trails Nepal, which the porters will carry on the hike.

Accommodations and Meals on the Short Khopra Danda Trek 

While the menu is available for selection, the advisor will recommend healthier options. During the walk, you can have pizza, spaghetti, noodles, chapati, green veggies, Dal Bhat (traditional Nepalese meal), and cheese. Showers and drinking water are not included in the price of the trip, so they might cost anywhere from $1 to $4, depending on where we are. 

If you are familiar with taking water purification tablets, it will be beneficial for you and help you save money. Because plastic bottles will be abandoned in the mountains, we humbly ask every traveler not to purchase mineral water bottles at teahouses. Instead, purchase filter water or boiling water.

Accommodations will be at typical tea houses and lodges, but with tidy pillows, crisp sheets, and cozy blankets. During the Short Khopra Danda Trek, don't expect to find any opulent amenities. However, you may find good hotels in Tadapani and Ghorepani. If you need sleeping bags, you may rent them in Pokhara or Kathmandu.

Mobile Battery Recharge on Khopra Danda Hike

Everywhere in the lodges, you can recharge your phone and camera batteries for an additional fee. However, nowadays we can recharge for free at Tadapani, Ghorepani. Users of iPhones should preserve their batteries because they are useless in colder temperatures. The easiest way to charge your gadgets while on the trail is to have a portable solar charger or a portable charger (Power Bank).

Can the Short Khopra Danda Trek Itinerary be modified?

Yes, the short Khopra danda trek itinerary can be customized based on your interests and the duration of your vacation. From Pokhara, the shortest Khopra Trek itinerary may be completed in 5 days. However, if you write to us and share your travel plans, we can create a package just for you.

Additional Information for the Short Khopra Danda Trek

Please contact us through email, WhatsApp, Viber, or Facebook if there is any information that is missing from this list of essential trip details. We will get back to you as soon as we can. For opinions and travel ideas, you may visit our YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram pages. If you need accommodation, plane tickets, or bus tickets to Pokhara, kindly let us know. 

Study Nepali vocabulary Here are a few terms that can come in handy when you are trekking across Nepal. Helpful Nepalese words


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