Khopra Danda Trek

Duration: 12 Days

OVERVIEW

Khopra Danda lies in Annapurna Region of central Nepal is the most geographically and culturally diverse region for trekking. Over 2,500 trekkers visit the Annapurna Sanctuary region yearly. The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) working along with the National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) has declared this region as area of conservation and sustainable development. Stretched over 2600 sq. km., the area boasts of a variety of diverse cultures, tribes and castes as the Brahmins, Chettris, Newars, Gurungs, Magars, Manangis and the Tibetans. This area has sub-tropical lowlands, valleys, bamboo, oak and rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, windswept desert plateaus and the towering Annapurna Mountains, Machapuchare and Dhaulagiri.

DETAILED ITINERARY

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

    Upon arrival in Katmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport, meet, assist and transfer to hotel. After room check in the hotel, there will be a short briefing and orientation about the trek

    Eve: Trip briefing followed by welcome dinner at Authentic Nepali restaurant with culture program.

    Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.                                                                         (Welcome Dinner Included)

  • Day 02: Drive to Pokhara - 7 hrs

    Am: After breakfast check out from hotel and start scenic drive to Pokhara via Prithivi Highway. Pokhara is a picturesque valley (827m) lying on the laps of the mighty Annapurna Himalayan Range with numerous beautiful lakes and lush green surroundings.

    Eve: Walk around the colorful lakeside bazaar.

    Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.                                                                          (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 03: Drive to Nayapul(1060 m), Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540 m) – 5 hrs

    Am: After breakfast, drive to Nayapul (1 hr). Start trekking from Nayapul enjoying beautiful scenic view of Mountains, traditional villages, green farmlands and waterfalls. After reaching Birethanti village, register your details in check post along with your Annapurna Conservation Area permit and Trekking permits (TIMS), your guide will assist you. Continue your trek until you reach Tirkhedhunga for overnight stay.

    Overnight at Teahouse in Tirkhedhunga.                                           (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2850 m)

    After early morning breakfast, start your trek through a dense forest. The trail is a gently undulating one having reached our highest point. Walk through the rhododendron forests along the ridge line, arrive at a clearing to get views of the Annapurna South and the Ghorepani village far down below. Descend for 30 minutes to approach the main gate to Ghorepani with a big signboard welcoming trekkers to this village. It is an interesting walk as we pass through this densely populated village of a different ethnic community of Magars.

    Overnight at Teahouse in Ghorepani.                                                    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 05: Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2660 m) via Poonhill. – 5 hrs

    Pre-dawn alert and trek up to the Poon Hill (3200m) to view a magnificent sunrise over the Annapurna Range. The views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range are truly magnificent from Poon Hill.  Shortly, return back to Ghorepani for breakfast. After breakfast, start trek by going through a subtropical forest and reach Tadapani for overnight stay.

    Overnight at Teahouse in Tadapani.                                                      (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Chistibang – 7 hrs

    After breakfast start trek through beautiful Rhododendron forest. Continue walking reaching Baili kharka on the way witness beautiful mountains like Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli etc. Further walk downhill to reach Chistibang for overnight.

    Overnight at Teahouse in Chistibang.                                                     (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 07: Trek to Khopra Danda (3660m) – 3 hrs and explore rest of the day

    Trek from Chistibang to Khopra danda, where the trail starts to get narrow. From here you will have magnificent view of Mountains and Sikha Village below. Explore rest of the day.

    Overnight at Teahouse in Khopra Danda.                                            (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 08: Visit Khayer Lake (4650m) and return back – 8 hrs

    After early morning breakfast start trek to Khayer Lake. The view en-route to lake is more beautiful and mesmerizing. You will carry your lunch pack and water. Return back to hotel for overnight stay.

    Overnight at Teahouse in Khopra Danda.                                            (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 09: Trek to Tatopani (1250 m) via Shika (1935m) – 8 hrs

    From Khopra danda trek all the way down to Sikha. And further continue trekking to Tatopani which literally means hot water in Nepali. We have hot spring pool there to take a dip and relax.

    Overnight at Teahouse in Sikha.                                                          (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 10: Drive to Pokhara – 5 hrs

    Drive all the way to Pokhara via Beni. The road from Tatopani to Beni is off-road and we will be using public bus. Switch the vehicle from Beni to Pokhara. Relax and explore rest of the day.

    Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.                                                                    (Breakfast Included) 

  • Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu – 7 hrs

    Drive back to Kathmandu. Rest of the day explore on your own.

    Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.                                                      (Breakfast and Farewell dinner Included) 

  • Day 12: Final departure from Nepal.&

    Check out from the hotel and meet Himalayan Holidays representative and transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu for final departure.                                                                                                                          (Breakfast Included)

cost includes

    • Transportation cost from Kathmandu Pokhara Kathmandu (Private Tourist Vehicle).
    • Welcome Dinner at Nepali restaurant with cultural dance program
    • Transportation cost from Pokhara-Nayapul and from Tatopani to Pokhara. (Private Tourist Jeep)
    • 2 nights stay at hotel at Kathmandu and Pokhara on twin room sharing basis including breakfast and all taxes.
    • A cup of tea/coffee during tea break.
    • Tea House Trek as per Itinerary including meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) and 7 Nights accommodation at Lodges and Tea Houses, and the service of experienced English speaking trek Guide, sherpas and porters.
    • Safe drinking water (purified).
    • Guide and his meals and insurance.
    • Annapurna National Park fees & TIMS Permit.
cost excludes

    • International airfares and airport departure taxes.
    • Items of a personal nature such as; laundry, bar bills, snacks, alcoholic beverages, extra mileage, optional tours such as Mountain Flights, telephone calls, internet services, personal gratuities as tips to guides, bell-hops or hotel porters, drivers, etc.
    • Mineral water bottle during the trek.
    • Comprehensive Travel Insurance or “Umbrella Insurance” to cover – Illness, hospitalization, travel medicines, loss of valuables, thefts, change of itinerary, flight and tour cancellations due to unavoidable circumstances and most of all Emergency Helicopter Charter for evacuation purpose.
    • Tips for guide.
    • Any items that are not mentioned in above the costs include section.
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