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Khopra Danda Trek

Trip Overview

  • Scenic viewpoints of Annapurna conservation area
  • Explore the multi-ethnicity, tradition which gives a reflection of true Nepali culture
  • Magnificent views of Mount Manaslu, Fishtail, Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, and Ganesh Himal
  • Great viewpoints Ghorepani Poon hill which is the greatest place to see a breathtaking sunrise view on the top of the Himalayas

Khopra danda trek will take you around the scenic viewpoints of the Annapurna conservation area. This trek is suitable for families and all age groups. The region is inhabited by people of multi-ethnicity which gives a reflection of true Nepali culture. The trail encompasses a beautiful forest and landscape with rich vegetation and wildlife. It offers magnificent views of Mount Manaslu, Fishtail, Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, and Ganesh Himal. There is also a natural hot spring in the place called Tatopani where people can take a bath which is believed to cure skin diseases. Khopra danda Trek is a new trek trail in the Annapurna Conservation Area, which provides you many viewpoints on the cultural heritage of this region. You can have a closer view of the Annapurna range, Manaslu range, and Dhaulagiri range, Ganesh Himal range with breathtaking sunrise and sunset view from viewpoints during this Kopra Trek.

This trek also includes one of the great viewpoints Ghorepani Poon hill which is the greatest place to see a breathtaking sunrise view on the top of the Himalayas. You will definitely get a life-changing experience while having the best time with local people with their absolutely amazing hospitality at the same time you would be surprised to get an opportunity to explore the local culture and nature in the Himalayas with our expert team.


Early in the morning at 7:30 am drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.We will drive along the Trishuli River and we will cross some small towns and cities. On the way we can see rice, corn, millet fields with some greenery scenes. During our drive we will stop on the way for tea break and lunch. After driving approx. 7 hours’ drive we will reach the Pokhara.After reaching the Pokhara we will explore around the Pokhara city on leisure time. Overnight stay in Pokhara.
Early in the Morning after breakfast we will drive from pokhara to Ulleri for Approx 4 hours. After reaching Ulleri we will start our trek to Ghorepani. We will explore the local tipical village and Jungle walk along this trek to Ghorepani. On Banthati we will stop for Lunch and we will enjoy the forest filled with rhododendron and many herbs and plants on the way until reach the Ghorepani. We will gradually climb uphill to reach the Ghorepani. We can see many Himalayan ranges from Ghorepani like as: Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Ganesh, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Machhapurchre (Fish Tail), Nilgiri, Gangapurna, Manaslu, Lamjung Himalayan ranges. Early in the morning we will hike on the top of Poonhill view point (Approx. 30-45 minute hike) for Sunrise and sunset views. Poonhill is the most popular view point of this Annapurna region where we can see mesmerizing views of sun rise and sunset. Overnight stay in Ghorepani. Meals: BLD
After breakfast, we will be descending through the beautiful mixed forest of rhododendron forests,Himalayan oak, and pine trees. After almost approx. 3-4 hours down the hill, we reach a small river, which we continue to follow downhill Swanta (2,200 m), overnight we stay at the lodge with Delicious typical food. We can explore the Swanta Magar and Gurung village in our free time. Overnight stay in Swanta village. Meals: BLD
We will continue our trek after having breakfast in the early morning with the glorious sunrise views.Today’s hike is worth the climb to the popular lookout mountain Poon Hill.The comprehensive view extends from Dhaulagiri peak in the west and Tukuche over the Kali Gandaki valley, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchare, Annapurna IV and II and Lamjung Himal to the Manaslu massif in the east. This is also a magnificent view point of this Khopra trek, where you can enjoy the Himalayan view with flora and fauna. Overnight in Dhan Kharka Meals: BLD
Today is our Main point view of this Kopra trek where we will hike to Kopra Danda early in the morning after breakfast. Today’s our trekking trail leads us to a short descent along a mountain slope to the foothills of the nearly 8,000 m high Bara Shikar. Finally, we reach Kopra Danda to 3,660 m after the approx. 4-5 hours hike.This opens up a breathtaking 360-degree view of Sunset and Sunrise from the closer view than ever, overnight we stay at the tea house. Overnight at Kopra Danda. Meals: BLD
Early in the morning after having breakfast we will leave the Kopra and head into the deep, almost untouched Rhododendron, Bamboo bushes with mixed forest. Today trek is going to be challenging as we will slowly trek up and down, this is the most challenging day of this whole Kopra Trek. The forest thins to approximately 3,100 m elevation and the path leading out into open grassland. For our lunch break, we are looking for a nice place with good views. Then it continues uphill through the forest and over pastures to the pasture Dobato. Here you can see shepherd down with their livestock in the summer. In Sumphul Danda (3,400 m) we reach a pass that gives us an uninterrupted view of the western mountains of Dhaulagiri, the Nilgiri Mountains and the Annapurna massif to Machhapuchare in the east. After a short descent, it’s another hour along the ridge (3,500 m) to our simple accommodation on the Bayeli Alm (3,400 m). This “Community Lodge ” is managed jointly by the inhabitants of the surrounding villages. Overnight at Bayeli. Meals: BLD
After having breakfast we will start our trek by heading down hill with gorgeous views of mountains. Our morning trek continues downhill into the forest of rhododendron, oak, and Bamboo bushes and we can also encounter the wildlife like: Black bear, Musk Deer, Mountain goat, snow leopard and some peasants. After reaching the main trekking route at Tadapani, overnight in the comfort of the nice and cozy lodge, and enjoy the beautiful sunset on the top of Annapurna ranges and fishtail mountains. Overnight Stay in Tadapani. Meals: BLD
Today early in the morning after breakfast we will start our trek gradually heading down hill till we reach Ghandruk village.We will see a Gurung traditional museum at Ghandruk, Ghandruk is one of the best destinations for domestic or international tourists so many travellers visit here to see the ethnic culture and traditional. We will have lunch at Ghandruk Village. The place still provides us beautiful landscape and awesome mountains view with Annapurna south, Machhapuchre, and Annapurna II, the journey ends here and we will drive to Pokhara Approx. 3-4 hours. You can also explore the Pokhara views on your free time. Overnight in Pokhara.Meals: BLD
Today after having breakfast we will drive or flight (optional) from Pokhara to Kathmandu. After arriving in Kathmandu we will drop you in your hotel and after some rest you can explore the Kathmandu Valley or do shopping in your free time. Meals: BB Plan Overnight in Kathmandu
Today is our last day of this trek and we will drop off you by our company representative for your international flight. And for optional, if you are interested in mountain flight here in Kathmandu then you can do the mountain as the mountain flight duration is 1 hour.

What is Included?

    • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
    • All transportation: Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu, Pokhara – Ulleri, and Ghandruk - Pokhara
    • 2 night's hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
    • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
    • All necessary trekking permits: Annapurna Conservation Area and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) fee.
    • An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trek leader
    • Staff costs including salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
    • All government and local taxes.
    • First aid medical kit.
    • Trekking Map
    • Fresh fruit

What is Excluded?

    • Nepalese visa fee.
    • Personal expenses phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, Beverage bills, shower, etc.
    • Travel and rescue insurance.
    • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver
    • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 10 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
    • OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
    • Porter
    • 1 hour Mountain flight

Equipment Checklist

  • Day pack (25–35 liters), Pack cover
  • Sleeping bag comfortable to 0°F (dependent upon season, weather forecast and personal preference) optional
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Camp shoes (down booties or running shoes)
  • LED headlamp with extra batteries
  • Trekking poles, Trekking Clothing
  • Wicking, quick-dry boxers or briefs (3)
  • Wicking, quick-dry sports bra (for women)
  • Heavyweight long underwear bottoms
  • Mid-weight long underwear bottoms
  • Mid-weight long underwear top
  • Wool or synthetic T-shirts (2)
  • Mid-weight fleece or soft-shell jacket (2)
  • Convertible hiking pants
  • Fleece pants or insulated pants
  • Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain jacket
  • Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain pants
  • Mid-weight fleece gloves or wool gloves, Liner gloves
  • Mid-weight fleece/wool winter hat, Sun hat
  • Mid-weight wool or synthetic socks (3 pairs)
  • Liner socks (optional)Sunglasses
  • Sun lotion 35 to 50, Water Bottle
  • Slippers, Towels, Raincoat
  • Personal medicine kits


What type of shape do I need to be in, is this trip for me?

This trip is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. The best preparation for this trek is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest. They are physically strong, sharp-witted, and have an incredibly positive attitude towards a life that we would consider extremely tough. There is something about a trek in the Himalaya that draws you back time and time again. For keen walkers, it is a paradise and even avowed non-walkers find that one foot just seems to follow the other, drawn by the appeal of what lies beyond.


Will some body come to pick me up at the airport open my arrival?

Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying Mount Adventure Holidays signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.


Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon on arrival at the airport?

YES, you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 30 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 50 and 125 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)


Do I need any extra document?

Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport, and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.


What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu in Trekking?

We use standard rooms at three-star hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, tea houses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. We can also offer you Ace the Himalaya sleeping bags if needed (to be returned after the trip) but it is a good idea to always have your own sleeping equipment. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory-style. At times when possible, dining will be around a bonfire. In tea houses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission. The toilet in teahouses provides essential and basic facilities and is always outside the room.


What are the toilet facilities in the tea house /guesthouse?

Most of the tea houses do have western-style flushing toilets however in higher elevation you could find the squat toilets made of either a ceramic basin on the ground or few planks precariously positioned over a hole in the ground which is always outside of the room.


Is there a possibility of getting separate rooms for the trip? If so how much extra will this cost?

During the trek, we will try our best but normally the lodges have twin sharing and dormitory styled rooms instead of a single room. The lodges will provide a private room for one person when the room is free and additional cost is not required. In Kathmandu, USD 45 Per Room per Night would be added as a single supplement fee. The single supplements are always guaranteed in Kathmandu but not in the mountain especially during the peak time.


What sort of food can I expect in trekking?

Most teahouses (lodges) in Annapurna trails cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season), and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day. In many villages, you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you’ll stay at while for the lunch you would be stopping by on the way where you can order your meals as per your choice. Guide will help you to stop by at the best possible places to eat.


Is the food in mountain prepared to international standard in terms of safety?

YES, the food is very safe during the trekking and we recommend you to eat the vegetarian and local food. Please follow the suggestion of our guide on the trek.


I am a Vegetarian, is that a Problem?

No problem at all because mostly, the lodges serve the vegetarian meals. We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at the high altitude is not really safe for the stomach.


What is the drinking water facility in the mountain?

Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and teahouses, which you can buy at the cost of USD 1 at lower elevations to USD 3 to higher elevation per liter. If you are planning to drink normal water all the way during the trek, purifying water with any sort of purification tablets or drops is a must. You can bring your own purifier or can purchase it in Kathmandu.


How much additional money do I need per day?

It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu and during the trek you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for lunch and a dinner. USD 10 to USD 15 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower, and a few drinks during the trekking.


What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellation notice is required, a minimum of 30 days prior to trip departure. If the reason is valid the Trip shall then be termed as canceled and the cancellation charge of 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid.


What is the best season for this trekking?

Our trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September, the monsoonal rains decrease. By the end of September to December, the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December is the best time to do this trek.


What is the weather & temperature like in trekking?

One of the most unpredictable elements of the mountain is the weather. If you’re not properly prepared for the twists, turns, and volatility of the conditions that can occur in this breathtaking region, you might find yourself in an uncomfortable and unpleasant situation. Here are some weather basics to help ensure that you come to the Himalayas as well equipped and prepared to face anything. Generally speaking, the nights are much cooler than the daytime. Many first-time trekkers are surprised to learn about the incredible range that may occur in a given day. During the day, the thermometer could reach temps as high as 25 degrees C (77 Degrees F), only to dip down as low as -5 degrees C (23 Degrees F) in less than 24 hours. While there’s no way to know exactly what each day in the mountains will bring, the weather and temperature ranges tend to be somewhat predictable based on the month and season.


If I am sick can I continue the trek next day after a day rest?

It totally depends on the level of your sickness. Once you are sick at a higher altitude you need to rest at a lower altitude and it at least needs 3 days to a week for the recovery. If you are in private or solo trips you can discuss and decide with a guide depending on your health status. If you were in-group then this option would be limited so please make sure you discuss with a guide and catch up the group later on.


Do you use yaks/porters on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear?

Whilst on the trek, our porter will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream, etc.


Will there be a place to store items/clothing not required for the trek?

The hotel in Kathmandu does provide free storage services. So you can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel.


Can I add extra days to my trekking trip?

A holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food Please consult with your guide and he will update our office in Kathmandu and we can make the arrangements accordingly. If you are on a private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible whereas if you were in-group then this option would be limited so please make sure you discuss with your group and guide and your guide will update us accordingly.


Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?

This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 20 to USD 1000 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you spend a minimum of 10% of your total trip cost for tipping the entire local staff, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the trek.


All your departure is guaranteed to run?

YES, all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants; we can arrange the trip for one person as well as a private trip at very minimal additional cost. Please inquire about this during the time of booking.


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