Short Khopra Danda Ghorepani Trek from pokharaShort Khopra Danda Ghorepani Trek from pokhara

Short Khopra Danda Ghorepani Trek

  • Duration7 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 3660 M
  • Group Size Max 15
  • Starts Pokhara
  • Ends Pokhara

Nepal is a land of living museums of culture, gods and goddesses, temples, and the light of Asia, Buddha. Of course, how can we forget the Himalayas and the lush green mountains? There are many great trekking routes to choose from in Nepal.

There are hundreds of undiscovered trekking routes in Nepal, but one of the most popular is the Annapurna Region Trek. This trek takes hikers through the Annapurna Sanctuary, home to some of the world's most beautiful mountains, including Annapurna I, the tenth-highest mountain in the world.

Every year, new trekking destinations are discovered by locals and trekkers alike. After the earthquake in Nepal, Nepalese people also started discovering trekking trails within Nepal, which helped them discover and explore new trekking trails.

Highlights of Khopra Danda Ghorepani Trek

  • Stunning views of the Himalayas: The trek offers stunning views of some of the world's most beautiful mountains, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, and Annapurna III.
  • Moderate trek: The Short Khopra Danda trek is moderate in difficulty, making it a great option for beginners and experienced hikers alike.
  • Well-maintained trail: The trail is well-maintained and easy to follow, making it a safe and enjoyable trek.
  • Opportunities to experience Nepali culture: Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to experience Nepali culture and meet friendly locals.
  • Affordable: The trek is relatively affordable, making it a great option for budget-minded travelers.

Among the best trekking routes in the Annapurna region of Pokhara is the Khopra Ridge Trek. This trek is shorter than the Annapurna Region Trek, but it still covers some of the best viewpoints and offers stunning views of the Himalayas. The trek begins in Pokhara, a beautiful city located in the western part of Nepal. From Pokhara, we will hike to Tadapani, Dobato, Khopra Danda, and the last point, Ghorepani Poon Hill. Another trekking route to Khopra Danda is from the Tatopani hot spring resort, located at an altitude of 1,100 meters. From Tatopani, hikers hike to Khopra Danda, a mountain pass located at an altitude of 2,800 meters. Khopra Danda offers stunning views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Range, including Annapurna I, Annapurna II, and Annapurna III.

The Short Khopra (Danda) Ridge Ghorepani Trek is a moderate and rewarding trek. It can be challenging for beginners if we cover the Khopra Danda Khayer Lake, but to make the journey easier for everyone, we have not covered the Khayer Lake on this trek itinerary. The trail is well-maintained, but it can be steep in some places. On this trek, we don't need to worry about the high altitude, so everyone can trek and doesn't need previous hiking or trekking experience. However, it is important to be physically fit to walk in the Nepali landscapes.

The Khopra Ridge Trek is a great way to experience the beauty of Nepal's mountains. This trek offers stunning views of the Himalayas along the way. The best thing about this trek plan is that we will spend our nights at the best vintages, such as Tadapani, Dobato (Mulde), Khopra Danda itself, and Ghorepani-Poon Hill.

We want to assure you! ( Booking Process, Travel Safety, Commitment)

No matter where you come from, what your ethnicity or religion is, or why you are planning to trek in Nepal, we are here to make your vacation memorable. Our sherpas, porters, guides, and team leader will make sure that you have a comfortable and smooth vacation. There won't be any unexpected surprises because your guide will clearly explain everything to you.

  • We take your safety and security very seriously. Our team is committed to providing you with a safe and enjoyable travel experience.

This trek is suitable for everyone. You just need to be prepared to walk for 5–6 hours a day on Nepali terrain (uphill and downhill is normal). If you are an experienced hiker, you will know what to expect, but this is also a great trek for beginners who want to start preparing for bigger adventures in the future.

  • We offer a simple and secure process to book your trip.

The price will change if there are more than one person on the trek. The price listed above is per person. If you are traveling with a partner, friends, family, or a group, please contact us for a quote.

We understand that solo female travelers may have concerns about safety. However, we want to assure you that you will be in safe hands with us. We have many years of experience organizing treks for solo travelers, and we guarantee your safety.

The booking process is simple. You can pay the remaining balance in Nepal by card, cash, or bank transfer after making a 20% deposit online. (Your card must be 3D secured to make an online payment.) If the payment process is not successful, please do not worry. We will find another way to process your payment via email or WhatsApp.

Once you have booked your trek, you will need to send us a copy of your passport and a passport-sized photo so that we can obtain the necessary permits. Finally, you must have travel insurance. Please email us a copy of your insurance policy and also inform your insurance company about your travel plans. Travel insurance will protect you in case of trip cancellation, injury, medical evacuation, or medical expenses. However, you do not need to worry about getting sick on this trek.

  • "Travel insurance can provide peace of mind and financial protection in case of an emergency."

The Khopra Danda trek itinerary begins in Pokhara. Once you have checked in to your hotel in Pokhara, please let us know your hotel address. Our guide and representative will come to your hotel to meet you. If you are in Kathmandu and would like to start the trek from there, that is also possible. Simply email or call us, and we will make it happen.

  • Our travel experts can help you plan your trip and ensure that you have everything you need.

Trekking Gear for the Khopra Danda Trek No matter how long or challenging your trek may be, there are some essential pieces of gear that you will need to bring with you. These include:

  • Proper trekking shoes
  • A warm jacket
  • A daypack bag
  • A water bottle
  • A hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Hiking poles
  • Bring a first-aid kit and any medications that you take regularly

If you are short on time and cannot buy all of your gear before you come to Nepal, you can also purchase it in Kathmandu or Pokhara. We will provide you with a waterproof duffle bag for your trek, so you can simply bring your suitcase with you to Nepal. You can find a complete list of trekking gear at the link below.

Khopra Danda Trek: Videos and Pictures

Our team leader is responsible for creating the trek plan, filming the trek videos, and taking the trek pictures. He does not just write emails from inside the office. He goes out into the field to explore the trekking trails and collect updates on the conditions.

The videos and pictures on our website are from different times of the year. We want to give you a rough idea of what the trek looks like in winter, spring, summer, and fall. You can follow us on Instagram (@daytoursnepal), YouTube, and Facebook for more amazing videos, pictures, and updates.

We hope this information is helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to helping you plan your memorable trek in Nepal!


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The trek typically takes 5 to 7 days, depending on your fitness level and how much time you want to spend at each stop. The trek to Khopra Danda can be organized via Tadapni to Jhinu Danda, which is a 5-day trek. The trek itinerary can also be customized from Ghorepani. Simply get in touch with our team leader to discuss your needs. The trek itinerary is based in Pokhara, but we can also arrange the same trip from Kathmandu if you prefer to take a 25-minute early flight to Pokhara.

You will be picked up from your hotel and transported to Kimche, which is around a 2-3 hour journey from Pokhara. You will then begin your climb to Ghandruk, where you will have lunch and enjoy breathtaking views of Machapuchhre and Hiunchuli.

After lunch, you'll wind your way through Ghandruk's magnificent ancient residences and up an undulating trail to a teahouse with a spectacular vista of Annapurna. You will then continue through the rhododendron forest, which will get more beautiful as the day progresses until you reach the teahouses at Bhaisi Kharka. Following this beautiful portion of the trail, there is a short, steep ascent up into Tadapani. In the evening, you may admire the stunning golden sunset views of Annapurna South, Fishtail, and Hiunchuli.

  • Walking Hrs: 4
  • Trek Distance 6.5 Km
  • Today Elevation: (1940 M) 6,365 ft
  • Overnight at: Tadapani

    After breakfast in Tadapani, you will leave the main trail and walk through a remote area of the Annapurna region. The trail passes through beautiful rhododendron forests, Nepali villages, and a variety of flora and fauna. You will climb to Dobato, where you will enjoy stunning views of Annapurna South. From Dobato, we will continue to Meshar Danda, Isharu, and Dobato. If we have time and the weather is clear, we will hike to Muldai Peak for sunset views.

    • Walking Hrs: 6
    • Trek Distance 7 Km
    • Today Elevation: 3,420 M (11,220ft)
    • Overnight at: Dobato (Mulde)

      After an early breakfast in Dobato, we'll begin the ascent to Muldai Peak for a spectacular sunrise panorama. We'll descend over open ground and a magnificent forest to reach the Lower Chistibung pastures. Then, we ascend the trail through another woodland until we reach Upper Chistibung, a temporary herder's village. If we're lucky, we might even see the Nepalese national bird, the Lophophorus (Danphe), as well as the Himalayan Thar on the grassy ridge high above the trail.

      • Walking Hrs: 5
      • Trek Distance 4 Km
      • Today Elevation: 2,975 M (3,198ft)
      • Overnight at: Chistibung

        After breakfast in Upper Chistibung, we'll begin our ascent above the treeline through beautiful alpine meadows and pastures to Khopra. Look for the tip of Annapurna South in the distance as we enter the ridge. When we arrive in Khopra, take a short stroll to a viewpoint overlooking the Kali Gandaki River far below in the deep valley. While staying in Khopra for the night, we may enjoy the spectacular snow-capped mountain panoramas of Mount Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Annapurna South.

        • Walking Hrs: 3
        • Trek Distance 4 Km
        • Today Elevation: 3,660 M (12,007ft)
        • Overnight at: Khopra Danda


          The Khopra Danda to Swanta trek is a beautiful and less-crowded trek in the Annapurna region. The trek offers stunning views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. The village is surrounded by forests of fir, pine, bamboo, rhododendron, hemlock, oak, and juniper. The region is also home to a variety of wildlife, including musk deer, leopard, bear, and wild boar. Swanta Hamlet is well-known for its local cheese manufacturing. We can visit Swanta village and sample their cheese.

          • Walking Hrs: 6
          • Trek Distance 9 Km
          • Today Elevation: 2,214 M (7,874ft)
          • Overnight at: Swanta

            We will leave Swanta village and join the main Ghorepani trail. The trail, which runs through a woodland walk, will be much more popular than before. We'll get to get a magnificent glimpse of the landscape on the way. We shall proceed to your lodge after we get to Ghorepani. We will spend the rest of the day visiting the hamlet and, after dusk, hiking up to Poon Hill (approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour) and enjoying local foods. Stay the night in the lodge.

            • Walking Hrs: 5
            • Trek Distance 8 Km
            • Today Elevation: 2,880 M (9,350ft)
            • Overnight at: Ghorepani (Poon Hill)

              We will get up early in the morning and begin our 1-hour uphill hike to Poon Hill. When we arrive at Poon Hill, we will witness one of the most spectacular sunrises of our lives against the backdrop of the Himalayan mountain range. After some time, we return to Ghorepani, which is only 30 minutes downhill, eat breakfast, and then begin our 4-hour hike to Ulleri. We will have lunch in Ulleri and then take a jeep for the 2-3 hour trip to Pokhara. You will be driven to the hotel for which you have booked a reservation. Have a wonderful time in Pokhara.

              • Walking Hrs: 4-5
              • Trek Distance 8 Km
              • Today Elevation: 820 M
              • Overnight at: Pokhara.
                Cost Details
                • Pick-up and drop-off service is available from the hotel inside Pokhara.
                • Meals on full board: (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) each day during the trekking days
                • Tea house-based trekking accommodation while on trekking days
                • Fully escorted trek with fluent English-speaking license-holder local guide
                • Every 2 guests, 1 Porter
                • ACCAP Permits and TIMS Permits
                • First Aid Box
                • Seasonal fruits
                • Khopra Danda Trekking Map for Every Member
                • Food, accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staff
                • Any meal and Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara
                • Any kind of battery charge, wifi charge, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trekking.
                • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
                • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.(tea, coffe, water, beer, alcohol, wine)
                • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
                • Tips for the crew (Note: TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
                • Any other things which are not mentioned above

                Dates & Prices

                Khopra Danda Ghorepani Trek Departure Dates For 2024

                The cost of the Short Khopra Danda Trek is per person and does not include single accommodations during the trip. The group departure dates are listed below. Please remember that these are only a few examples and that there may be other departure dates available. The easiest method to learn about specific departure dates is to contact us.

                • Please arrive in Pokhara at least one day before your trek start date. This will give you time to adjust to the altitude and meet your trekking crew.
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                Trip DateMay 25, 2024 -May 31, 2024
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                Trip DateMay 30, 2024 -Jun 05, 2024
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                We are suggesting some of the biggest and most interesting festivals of Nepal, which are celebrated in the capital city of Kathmandu and in various parts of Nepal. You can plan a Nepal vacation or the 5-Day Nepal Tour Package accordingly so you can experience more Nepalese cultures and participate in the festive events.

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                The longest and most significant celebration in Nepal is Dashain. The ten-day event honors the triumph of good over evil. Equal numbers of Hindus and Buddhists participate in the holiday. Dashain is a time for gathering with family and friends to rejoice. It's a joyful, peaceful, and joyful time.  Dates of the Festival: October 10, 2024–October 15, 2024

                Indra Jatra Festival, Kathmandu

                Indra and his mother, Dagini, are honored during the eight-day joyful festival of the Newari community in the Kathmandu Valley in order to obtain their blessing for the upcoming harvest. The chariots of the living goddess Kumari, Ganesh, and Bhairav will be the main attractions of the festival, as will the Lakhey and many cultural mask dances around Kathmandu Durbar Square. Lord Indra is a particularly revered deity in Hindu societies where a good harvest is crucial since he has an avatar as the god of rain. 

                Holi Festival in Nepal

                Holi is a festival celebrated for the final victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring after the festivals of Dashain and Tihar. Foreign and domestic visitors will throw colored water and dry powder at one another during this vibrant celebration to convey their heartfelt greetings and best wishes. Holi Festival date: March 25, 2024

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                Khopra Danda Ghorepani Trek Trip Fact

                Khopra Danda Trek Distance

                The 7-day Khopra Danda Ghorepani trek covers a distance of approximately 40 kilometers.

                Highest Elevation: Khopra Danda

                The trek starts at an altitude of 827 meters and reaches a maximum altitude of 3,660 M (1,811 ft)

                Khopra Ghorepani Trek Difficulty

                The trek is considered to be moderate, with some steep sections.

                The best time to go for Khopra Danda Ghorepani Trek

                The best time to go on the Short Khopra Danda Trek is during the spring (March–May) or autumn (September–November). Also, the monsoon season brings beautiful greenery, flora, and fauna.

                Khopra Trek Logistics

                Day Tours Nepal will be in charge of organizing the trek. You will need to provide your passport details as well as your preferred dates of travel.

                Khopra Ghorepani Trek Cost

                The cost of the trek will vary depending on the group size, the tour operator you choose, and the level of comfort you want. However, it is generally a relatively affordable trek with us. For early bird bookings for group discounts, write to us. 

                Helpful Quick Tips for the Khopra Danda Trek

                • Pack light clothing for warm days and warm layers for cold nights.
                • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
                • Take your time and enjoy the scenery.

                Who will be my Trek Guide?

                Your guide will be experienced in the local places, people, and region. We cannot confirm the guide's name for last-minute bookings, but we assure you that your sherpa, guide, and porters will be experienced on the trail. All guides speak English, but if you would like a guide in your own language, we can arrange that for an additional fee. A certified government-licensed guide will lead the trek and will have first aid training and cultural, social, and environmental awareness.

                Tipping for Guide and Porters

                There is no fixed tipping rate for guided tours or treks in Nepal. However, tipping is expected if the service merits it, and it is a nice way to show your appreciation. For guide USD 15 per day and per for porter USD 10. 

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