• Duration 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Price from $659 / person
  • Difficulty Level Medium Hard
  • Max Altitude 3680m

Khopra Danda (Ridge) Trek also known as Khayer Lake Trekking is one of the most impressively attractive untouched nature and freshly opened territory for trekking sport in Annapurna. This trek is seemly good for all opinioned trekkers. Parts of this trail are more strenuous while other parts are easier. The path goes through deeply lush thick pine, oak, rhododendron and bamboo forest with gorgeous vistas, journey through beautiful Magar, Gurung, Kami, Damai and Kshetri - Brahmin villages with its beautifully terraced farm lands. This Khopra Danda Trek can be done as a special combined tour and adventure hike up to Khayar Lake 4827m, the highest point, the most spectacular, picturesque and breath-taking views of snowcapped peaks and mesmerizing landscapes! On this trip you will have chances to observe real Nepali life styles (their culture, art of living and religion), stay together with the family at home stay, that's why you have chances to share experiences with the families, hiking in the lush pristine forest with great vistas and the best place being far away of crowd and hectic boring life.

Other thing about this trail is; very few tourist you see on the way, so it’s quiet and peace trail also. Mountains views are just awesome 180 degree from Dhaulagiri 8167m, Annapurna I 8091m, Manaslu 8163m etc. + green high hills, rhododendron forest and the southern green slopes with terraced farming lands. Khopra Trek or South of Annapurna region is one of Nepal’s last Himalayan jewels; a glittering array of panoramas, gigantic peaks and peaceful nature awaits the adventurous explorer. However, as magnificent as the mountains are, it is perhaps the people of Nepal that are its greatest asset. Khopra Danda trek is the diversity of ethno-culture, colorful festivals, temples and gompas, mixture settlement of friendly loving people. On this trip you will have chances to mix with those people and observe their lifestyle, culture and traditions. These things make this trip one of the finest.

Itinerary

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Fly or drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara in the morning with scenic mountain views including Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna Massif. Once we reach in Pokhara, we can visit such as interesting places like Devi’s fall, Gupteshwor Cave, Temple Barahi and boating on Phewa Lake in Pokhara. Stay overnight at Hotel.

  • No Meals
  • Hotel Spendid View
  • 800 Meters
  • Pokhara

From Pokhara you will be transferred by road (private bus) to the starting point of the trek at Kande. We stop to stretch your legs while the porters organize the load, you will set off on the walk. About one and half hours walk up takes us at Australian Camp, a beautiful place now you will have spectacular views of Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Machapuchhare (6993m), and Hiunchuli (6434m).We continue our trek through via Pothana - Pitam Deurali - Bheri Kharka - Tolka nestled in the peaceful spot having a breath taking view.. 

  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Namaste Lodge
  • 1700 Meter
  • Tolka

Today, we walk to Ghandruk inhabited by the Chettris and Brahmins. Soon you will reach Tolka and then Landruk beautiful hamlet of Gurung Village, after having lunch at Landruk descend down Modi Khola then walk up to Ghandruk. The trail now climbs up steeply up stone steps. After about 2 hours walk from the lunch place we get to Ghandruk, is one of the biggest Gurung villages in the area, the difference in the Gurungs lifestyle here to that of their neighbors in the lower areas is very apparent. Ghandruk is well known for the number of its men folk who have served in the British Gurkha regiments. From the lodge at Old Ghandruk, you will have spectacular views of Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Machapuchare (6993m), and Hiunchuli (6434m). 

  • BLD
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 2100m
  • Ghandruk

Trek to Bayli Kharka You will leave the main trail that leads to Ghorepani today and follow a rarely used trail - initially through thick rhododendron forest - that leads to local water buffalo pastures. The climb is gradual and soon you will emerge above the tree line to superb views of the Annapurna range. You will take lunch by a small stream and then continue to climb gradually though open countryside to reach a small pass, where the trail descends through rhododendron to an open clearing known as Bayli Kharka, and the lodge. From the lodge there are great views of Dhaulagiri Himal. 

  • BLD
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 3350m
  • Dobato

Trek from Bayli to Upper Chistibung This morning you will descend through open ground and forest to reach the pastures of Lower Chistibung, where you will have lunch. After lunch you will continue to walk through forest, ascending gradually and passing through several buffalo grazing pastures to reach a clearing and temporary herder’s settlement at Upper Chistibung, where you will stay in the small community lodge. For the next week you will stay in lodges run by the local communities. We have contributed to the construction of these lodges, part of a series of projects to designed to aid the local community. Being off the beaten track, the villages haven’t previously enjoyed the benefits of tourism. Now with the network of our Community Lodges, there are profits to benefit local projects and schools. 

  • BLD
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 3000m
  • Chistibung

To reach the ridge at Kopra, situated at the altitude of 3640 meter from the sea level, you will embark on a steady climb that carries you above the tree line. This area is noted for wildlife, so you should keep your eyes open for Himalayan tahr and Danfe pheasant. The best way to tackle the climb is to ascend steadily, take your time and rest as often as you wish. You will reach the lodge on Kopra Ridge in time for lunch and will be greeted by more awe-inspiring views. This extraordinary panorama includes Annapurna South, towering directly above you at only six kilometres away, with Fang and Nilgiri prominent to the north. Across the depths of the Kali Gandaki Valley, the Dhaulagiri Himal dominates the entire western skyline. The Kopra Community Lodge is the highlight of our work in the region

  • BLD
  • Community Lodge
  • 3640m
  • Khopra Danda

Trek down to Narchyang Village at the elevation of 1200m, Narchyang is the biggest Magar village in the area. Overnight stay in homestay or in the lodges.

Today it is short walk to Tatopani, about 2-4 hours only. Here we enjoy natural hot spa after the body ache and leg sore trekking. Rest and relax. Overnight in lodge.

  • BLD
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 1190 Meter
  • Tatopani

After breakfast we drive to Pokhara. evening enjoy at Lake side of Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara

  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Hotel Splendid View
  • 800 Meter
  • Pokhara
Customized Trip

What's Included

  • One experienced licensed local trekking guide.
  • Assistant guide to walk with group to support where necessary as per the group size.
  • 1 Sharing porter for 2 clients to carry trekking stuffs (Porter weight limit is 25kg)
  • 2 Nights sharing twin/double deluxe room in best tourist standard hotels in Pokhara with buffet breakfast basis.
  • Meal: 12 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches and 9 Dinners during the trek.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits are served during the trek.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara - Kathmandu by A/C tourist bus.
  • Sharing twin/double trekking lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary of guide and porters.
  • Insurance and trekking gear for guide and porters.
  • All necessary Trekking permits and Conservation entrance fees.
  • All local tax, vat and office service charge.

What's Excluded

  • Transfers, accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal visa, international air ticket and Personal travel insurance.
  • Hard drinks, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Hot shower, hot water, toiletries and personal nature expenses.
  • Internet, battery charge and phone calls.
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Advance deposit transfer fee to book your trek. 
  • Tips and gratitude for guide and porters (Tipping is not manditory but expected by guide and porters). An article for "Tipping and Graditute in Nepal"

Availabilities

Check our fixed departure dates for the trip start dates and cost for Khopra Danda Trek. If it does not suit your dates and length of trip, please kindly contact us for your customized departure date, itinerary and the price. As WE (Wilderness Excursion) is a local tour and trekking operator based in Kathmandu; we guaranty your small private group departure any date you select that meets your travel needs. Thank you and Namaste!
Start Date End Date Status Note Price  
April 04, 2020 April 12, 2020 Available US$659
April 14, 2020 April 22, 2020 Available US$659
April 30, 2020 May 08, 2020 Available US$659

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