khopra danda trek (Royal Trek)
Trip Duration 12 Days
Start-End Point pokhara to pokhara
Highest Altitude 3450 m
Best Season February to may and September to november
khopra danda trek
Khopra danda trekking trail is one of the newly open trekking routes in Annapurna region and connected with Annapurna base camp, walking route separated from Tadapani to Khopra Hill or you can say Khayer Lake (Tal) treks path too. You pass through Rhododendron forest, Himalayan Bamboo magnificent of Himalayan panorama which includes Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna (I, II, III and south), Hiunchuli, Machhauchhare, Lamjung Himal and Nilgiri.every year very few people know about this trekking trail, it is perfect for those who want walk non touristic trekking route in Annapurna region,also Ghorepani Poon Hill provides you 360 Degree sunrise views of Panoramic Himalaya and Ghandruk is a charismatic village which is adorned by vibrant Buddhist monasteries and houses made by slate and stones.
arrive in airport or tourist bus park and transfer your Hotel in pokhara (850m)
From pokhara Airport or tourist bus park you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon you will invite to visit our office for briefing about the each day program. Today you will receive your Annapurna Conservation Permits and TIMS.
day 01:- we visti Phewa lake and visit Barahi temple situated in Center of Phewa Lake, also side trip around lakeside.
Day 02:Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul 45km and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1100m)
After having breakfast early in the morning with a half an hour drive to Nayapul and you will start your trek to Tikhedhunga. At a 20minutes walk from Nayapul you will reach to Birethati, here you have to show your trekking permit and TIMS in the National Park Office. After a short stops, and trail slightly goes Tikhedhunga via Burundi Khola, village of Sudame, Mathathati Hille and finally crossing many beautifully settled hamlets and reach to Tikhedhunga.
Day 03: Trek from Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani (2850m)
After breakfast the trail slightly drops to Bank of the small river. From here 2 hour climbs uphill to Magar and Gurung settlement village of Ulleri, which is beautiful village placed in the middle of forest from where you can witness the magnificent Annapurna south and other snowy peaks and walking path dead you through Rhododendron forest to Ghorepani via Nanggethati overnight at lodge
Day 04:Trek from Ghorepani - Tadapani (2660m) via Poon Hill 3210m
Early in the morning you climb to Poon hill to witness the enthralling vista of sunrise with Mt Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Machhauchhare, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri and Annapurna South in the rear view and hike back to Ghorepani, breakfast. The trail leads about five hours to reach the beautiful village of Tadapani 2660m overnight at lodge.
Day 05:Trek from Tadapani Baili -Kharka (3450m.) 5 hours.
The first 2½ hour was a gentle walk through beautiful Rhododendron forest. We can see a lot of Primula. After 65 min. more walk and 4-5 small climbs we reached a little pass and 5 min. later a chautara (rest place). Short after the chautara there was a sign to Khopra on our left hand. About here someone has made a tea stop, if it is open. Up to the left there is a praying flag. It is the trail to Deurali. Walk 15 min. up here, and there is a great viewpoint. Now it became hard. It was only a small trail high up on the mountainside, so be careful. Some parts very gentle around the mountainside and some parts were very steep up. After almost one hour we reached the top, and short after we started to go down, we saw the lodge at Baili Kharka. They are planning to make the last part of this trail better.
Day 06:Trek from Baili Kharka - Khopra Danda (Ridge) (3660m.) 5 hours.
From Baili Kharka we could see down at the lodge in Chistibang. Today we walk through some very nice forests with old big trees, not to be seen in Nepal very often. From Chistibang it takes about two hours to reach the top. It was steep up. On the top we could see beautiful: Rhododendron, Dhaulagiri, Tukhuche Peak, Damphus Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna 1, Annapurna South and deep down Sikha. It is like a fairytale. 15. Min after the top we will reach at the lodge.
Day 07: Trek from Khopra Danda - Paudwar (1750m.) 3½ hour.
From Khopra Ridge it is possible to walk to a lake (4300). It takes about 5 hours. The trail is steep down on a ridge with irregular stones and stone steps, but mostly ok. It is also a very nice trail with a nature and a view so beautiful, wild and dramatically, that again it is like a fairytale. After 1½ hour we reach a big Ridge, and from there the trail was no longer a problem. But now we became a very nice view to the Hillsides of Nepal. After two more hours we reach the nice little village of Paudwar, where not many other tourists are coming. Besides the school there is little local hotel. It is basic, and the food is basic. But it is a nice place to stay with a clean toilet and a clean bathroom, and the people are very friendly.
Day 08: Trek from Paudwar - Swanta (2400m) 3 hours.
After having breakfast trek to Swanta it takes about 3 hours to get Swanta and overnight at Lodge.
Day 09: Trek from Swanta - Baili Kharka (3450m.) 6 hours.
Today we trek to Baili Kharkha from Swanta. Swanta - Chistibang 3 hours and Chistibang to Baili Kharka 3 hours walk and overnight at the teahouse.
Day 10: Trek from Baili Kharka - Tadapani (2675m.) 6 hours.
After having breakfast trek to Tadapani it takes approximatly 6 hours to reach Tadapani and overnight at Tadapani.
Day 11: Trek from Tadapani- Pokhara (900m)
The trails slightly go downhill from Tadapani to Bhaise Kharka where you can find some tea house and quick break for tea, coffee and With 2 hours of downhill walk from here you will reach Ghandruk2090m. Here, trekkers are blessed with closest views of Annapurna and Machhauchhare. Celebrate your trekking with Gurung culture and traditions. After lunch the trail leads you downhill for about three hours; the trail has some small tea house. Prolong your walk to reach Birethati. With a half an hour walk arrive to Nayapul with private transport drive back to Pokhara
Day 12: Drive to Pokhara stay in hotel
Day 13: Departure for your onwards flight or bus .