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Khopra Danda Trek

14 days

Trip Highlights

Along the trail, you’ll pass through several villages inhabited by Gurung and Magar communities, known for their warm hospitality. You can interact with the locals, learn about their customs, and witness their unique cultural practices.

You have an opportunity to visit Khayar Lake and Situated at an altitude of around 4,500 meters, this serene glacial lake is considered sacred by the locals. The lake is surrounded by alpine meadows, rocky terrain, and stunning mountain views of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Nilgiri (7,061m), and Machhapuchhre (6,993m), among others.

The sunrise and sunset views from Khopra Ridge are particularly famous and offer a mesmerizing display of colors on the snow-capped mountains.

Trip Facts

Region Annapurna
Max Elevation 3660m
Mode of trek Teahouse
Full Board
Best Season
September to June


Best of Annapurna is the latest term associated with this fast growing trekking route of Annapurna region as Khopra Danda Trek. Decisively trekkers can find outrageously beautiful and never seen before views of the Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m) and Mt. Annapurna (8091 m) from the hill top of Khopra. The side hiking trip of the spectacular Khayer Lake during this trekking in Nepal would add the spark. Trekkers would be amazed to see the tranquil place above clouds at the off the beaten paths of Annapurna trekking routes. The usual world famous sunrise trekking route of Ghorepani Poon Hill too can be accommodated during the trip of Khopra. Therefore, the journey will add the prosperous dimension to trekking holidays in Nepal.

18 days of sumptuous natural holiday begins similar to that of Ghorepani Poon hill trek or Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The bus drive will take you to Nayapool and trek along the lush green forests in Ulleri towards Ghorepani passing by camp site of Tikhedhunga. During the season of rhododendron the trail looks absolutely vibrant with colorful flowers. The iconic sunrise view from Poon Hill is the start of best things to do in Khopra Danda Trek. As you witness the sun rising from the casement of Himalayas kissing mountain vistas of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre, Neelgiri and others the journey heads to village of Swanta. The hill top of Khopra waits you lying above the clouds with Dhaulagiri and Annapurna smiling right at you. The hiking of the Khayer Lake the following day marks the time to act as the best travel photographer. You don’t have to become a professional photographer for the best pictures but the surrounding will automatically make you one of them. The journey then heads back to Khopra for the return trip to Tadapani. From this place you will follow the same pattern towards Tikhedhunga for the bus drive to Pokhara. You can have option to roam around Ghandruk as well. The choice is yours.

Mountain Hawk Treks offers Khopra Hill Trek to all the trekkers across the globe for the best experience of the Annapurna region of Nepal. This is probably the best trekking route in Annapurna for the experience of Himalayas, diversified flora fauna and hilly culture. This off the beaten trekking path will definitely make you believe that heaven really exist in the earth.

Map and Elevation Chart Khopra Danda Trek

Khopra Trek Itinerary outline

Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 – Drive to Pokhara 6hour . Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 – Drive to nayapul (1hour ) and trek to Ghandruk (1940 meters) 5hour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 – Trek to Tadapani (2650 meters) 6hour . Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 – Trek to Bayli khark(3450meters) 5hour . Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 – Trek to Chhistibung (2975 meters) 4 hour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 – Trek to Khopra danda (3660 meters) 4 hour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08 – Explore day in Khyar Base Camp (visit Kalibaraha holy Lake and Annapurna south glacier) 11 hour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09 – Trek to Swanta(2400 meters) 7 hour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 – Trek to Ghorepani (2800 meters) 4 hour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11 – Trek to Nayapul 5hours and Drive back to Pokhara one hour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12- Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel

Day 13 – Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

Dear Trekkers, In our commitment to providing personalized service, please note that the Mardi Himal Trek’s itinerary and cost can be customized to suit your preferences and requirements. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we are flexible to accommodate changes for an optimal trekking experience.

Feel free to discuss your expectations and preferences with our team, and we will tailor the itinerary and cost accordingly. We are dedicated to ensuring your Khopra trek is not only breathtaking but also perfectly aligned with your aspirations.

Price Includes
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in two/three star hotel in Kathmandu(3 nights)and Pokhara (2nights) breakfast included.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private car / van / bus.
  • Stander meal Lunch , Dinner, and Breakfast and tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • A government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and a general first aid kit.
  • Annapurna conservation area permit, and all necessary permits.
  • Surface Transfer from Kathmandu.
  • We provide Down Jacket, duffel/kit bag and sleeping bag(which needs to be returned after the trek.
  • All our government taxes.
  • Tourist service charge, vat.
  • Official expense :
Price Excludes
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • International airfare and Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver.
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Note: We kindly offer the option of a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back at an additional cost of US$200 per person (US$100 for one way). Additionally, should you require extra accommodation in Kathmandu, including breakfast, the rates are US$60 per person per night for a single room and US$35 per person per night for a double (twin sharing) room.

Khopra trek Equipment check list

Duffel or Rucksack bag (This should be nice with good zipper)


Down Jacket (Company also nice and clean down jacket provide)

Sleeping bag

Hiking pants

Full – sleeves shirt

T – shirts

Trekking boots (Water proof)

Camp shoes/Sandal

Cotton socks several pairs


Sun hat


Light Gloves

Sun block for lips

Sun lotion

Goggles or sunglasses


Thermal Long underwear

Water bottle

Sewing kit

Flash light with spare batteries

Walking stick


Personal towel

Personal toiletries and medication which should be labelled Please.

Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially on women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer then please pack something to wear over the top of them.

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