7 day Khopra Danda Trek From Pokhara





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Trip Highlight:

  • Views of the Himalayas and sunrise from Poonhill.
  • Enjoy Natural hot spring. 
  • The Khopra Ridge Trek is a short trek on a brand-new trail that offers less tourists and 360-degree views of the Himalayas.
  • Explore Khopra Danda and Khayer Lake.
  •  Provides breathtaking views of Dhaulagiri, the Annapurna range, the Nilgiri, Tukuche, and Dhampus Peak.
  • Enjoy an authentic homestay experience and learn about the distinctive Himalayan culture.
  • Tough walk to Khayer Lake. A Hindu holy lake with a stunning vista of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Range is located behind the Annapurna South.
  • Walk through one of the biggest rhododendron forests.


Following the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Mahabir Poon recently presented the Khopra Danda trek, also known as the Khopra Ridge trek, in the Annapurna region. One of the top Panorama Himalayas Viewpoint trekking locations in the Annapurna Region is Khopra Danda, which provides amazing views of Mts. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, and Dhampus Peak.

Less popular yet stunning eco-friendly alternative climb is the Khopra Ridge trek. You visit the revered Khayer Lake while on this walk. In fact, this trek is one of Nepal’s most breathtaking—yet least traveled or unexplored—trails. To help the villages along the trail improve their economic conditions, this journey was established. Since few of the communities along this path were visited by tourists, they were unable to support themselves financially. The purpose of this new route was to strengthen the financial standing of teahouses, and the money made from these teahouses goes to support neighborhood clinics and schools.

The Khopra Danda Khayer Lake trek takes place in a secret valley of the Annapurna range, where you may take in the natural scenery and stunning Khayer Holy Lake as well as the local Khopra settlement and business. The trail also passes through culturally significant towns, thick, lush forests of pine, oak, rhododendron, and bamboo, breathtaking vistas, and exquisitely terraced farms.

Different ethnic groups live in Khopra Danda Trek, with each having its own culture, heritage, and religion as well as its own language and customs. This region is mainly inhabited by Magar, Gurung, and Chettri people who still practice their traditions today.

Graceful Adventure travel is a registered adventure travel company from Pokhara, Nepal that organizes adventure activities for valued guests all around the globe. As a company, we assure your safety by providing a qualified and well-experienced guide. If you need any more services, we can arrange for them as well. We can plan the entire vacation for you, including hotel reservations, meals, and lodging. Since you could be unfamiliar with this wild land, managing your time and schedule will be simpler for you. Our company will be happy to be part of your thrilling experience.


You’ll drive from Pokhara to Naya pol on the first day. You begin your adventure from Naya pol. Gradually make your way through the lush forest of the Annapurna Conservation Area as you experience a classic Nepalese landscape. Ulleri is frequently regarded as a difficult climb due to its steep ascent and length. When you get to Ulleri, a stunning Gurung village, you may experience ethnic dance there as well as breathtaking mountain views. 

Overnight in Ulleri.

On this say, you’ll continue to walk on the stone steps leading to Ghorepani. The trail is adorned with colorful rhododendron trees and reveals the stunning views of Mt. Machhapuchre (fishtail), Annapurna South. Today’s trek is mostly uphill through pristine forests, past waterfalls and small rivers. At the entrance of the Ghorepani, get your permits checked and settle at the teahouse.

Overnight in Ghorepani.

Early morning, you’ll hike to Poonhill, a perfect place to phenomenal sunrise views and exceptional Himalayan vistas. From Poonhill Viewpoint, incredible 360-degree views of Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, Machhapuchre and Hiunchuli can be seen. You’ll catch first ray of sunlight and descend slowly to the Upper Chistibung.

Overnight in Upper Chistibung.

Finally! The day has finally come. Your journey from Upper Chistibung to Khopra danda continues after breakfast. Ascend through a rhododendron forest as you go uphill. All along the walk, breathtaking vistas of waterfalls and mountains are present. You have a stunning view of Bara Sikhar and Annapurna South from Khopra Danda. From Khopra Danda, enjoy the sunset.

Overnight in Khopra Danda

To catch a magnificent Himalayan sunrise, get up early. It is breathtaking to see the sun rise over the snow-covered peaks of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, the Nilgiris, Fang, and other mountains. You will go up to Khayer Lake, one of the highlights of your trip, after eating breakfast. A sacred high-altitude alpine lake, Khayer Lake is encircled by mountains and glaciers. local believes that A dip in this is thought to purify and wash away sins. You will return to Khopra Danda.

Overnight in Khopra Danda.

You’ll descend toward Tatopani today after lunch. Tatopani, which offers hot spring water, is located near the conclusion of the Annapurna Circuit hike. These hot spring waters are thought to have medicinal qualities that can treat bodily illnesses like joint pain and skin disorder.

Overnight in Tatopani.

After breakfast you’ll get ready to back Pokhara. You’ll drive back by private vehicle according to your preference.  The off-road trail till Beni and the black topped road from Beni through Nayapul will be followed back to Pokhara.

Overnight in Pokhara

Food & Accomodation:

Food and Accommodation at Khopra DandaTrek

During the Khopra Danda trek, everyone’s top priorities are food and lodging. Since Annapurna region is located in a rural section of the nation, there are no five-star hotels there, yet we can nevertheless offer first-rate hotels and lodges. The majority of the teahouses have twin-sharing arrangements, while single bedrooms can be arranged upon request. 

Food is necessary during the hike. The primary source of energy for this expedition is food burning. In Nepalese, the phrase “Dal Bhat power, 24 hours” refers to the ability to endure for practically a day after consuming dal bhat. The national dish is dal bhat, however other dishes can be made, including vegetable and noodle soups. 

We advise you to stay away from dairy items, hard drinks, and beverages with a lot of caffeine since they could be harmful to your physiology and health at higher altitudes.

Essential Info:

What makes Khopra Danda trek special?

One short, simple, and less-visited location in the Annapurna Region is the Khopra Danda Trek, which provides full views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, II, and III, Annapurna South, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Dhampus peak, Tukuche peak, and Hinchuli. This walk offers a fantastic opportunity to discover typical cultures, preserve local heritage sites, and see the unaltered way of life of the locals. It leads you to off-the-beaten-path locations through towns and populated places, into the unspoiled nature of mountains and dense forest. The major attraction of this walk is Khayer Lake, a holy high-altitude mountain lake encircled by mountains and glaciers.

Equipment Required for Khorpa Danda Trek


  • Down sleeping bag (you can borrow with us)
  • Down Jacket (according to the Season)
  • Fleece linear
  • Walking Poles
  • Water bottles and water Purification tablets
  • Sun block cream
  • Lip Guard
  • Hand wash Liquid
  • Toiletries Kit


Upper Body

  • Sun hat
  • Glacier glass
  • Head Torch
  • Ear-muff and neck warmer



  • T-shirts
  • Light Jacket
  • Water and Windproof Jacket
  • Shirts and warm shirts
  • Light and Weight thermal tops



  • Hand gloves


Lower Body

  • Long and Short trekking pants
  • Water and Windproof trekking trouser



  • Thin and Thick Shock
  • Trekking Boot, Light boot and Slipper
  • Trekking Gaiters


Medicine and First Aid Kits

(Our guide will carry a first aid kit bag during the trek. We will recommend to carry your personal first aid kit bag if necessary)

  • Headache and fever medicine.
  • Burnt cream
  • Antibiotics
  • Ibuprofen for general ache and pain
  • Blister treatment such as hand plants and aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection. 


Khopra Danda Trek Difficulty

Khopra Danda Trek difficulty is the world’s easiest to moderate trek. Despite not being very difficult, this journey requires the trekker to be in good physical and mental health. One shouldn’t have heart and lung conditions as well as knee or ankle issues. 

This hike can be done in 5 to 6 hours of walking per day with adequate rest. A month or two before the journey date, you should start exercising and getting ready for this trip. These could include daily walking, going on hikes, taking a big walk once a week, practicing breathing techniques connected to yoga, etc.

Best Time for Khopra DandaTrek

Khopra Danda Trek is thought to be most enjoyable in the spring and fall. The best climate is reached during the spring season, which runs from February to April. You are welcomed by the sight of springtime’s flowering rhododendron and lush, green woodlands. The blossoming plants and stunning mountain views are at their peak during this time of year. At lower elevations, it is warm and moderate; as you ascend higher, it becomes colder. 

Similarly, the ideal period for the Khopra Danda Trek is during the autumn, which lasts from September to November. The enormous snow-covered mountains are stunning throughout the autumn when the skies are typically clear. Daytime temperatures are quite consistent. It can get a little chilly at night and in the early morning. But the trek is pleasant on bright, sunny days.

Winter season, which falls from December to January is not recommended as it has the coldest weather. But if you want to experience snowfall in Khopra Danda, then you can go in this season also. 

The rainy season, which lasts from early June to late August, can be used to complete the Khopra Danda Trek, though it is not generally recommended. The weather during this season can shift rapidly from clear to wet. Since there is no snow during this season and one can enjoy the monsoon together with the rough mountain environment, the period is not the toughest.

Tipping During the Trekking

Tipping is a personal way for you to express appreciation for your services. You may want to leave a tip for the services you appreciate, or you may just want to express your gratitude in Nepali by saying “DHANYABAD.” 

The final day of the vacation is typically when tips are given. Similar to this, trekkers are free to tip a hotel, lodge, or individual on whatever day they choose. Tipping is purely a matter of personal preference and perspective.

Altitude Sickness and Acclimatization

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms can appear at elevations above 2000 meters above sea level because there is less oxygen in the air, which makes breathing difficult. The signs and symptoms of AMS include nausea, fatigue, headache, and dizziness. 

Keep in mind that the Khopra Danda Trek will take you above 4000 meters, which reduces your risk of developing AMS. To help your body adjust to the thin air, walk gradually and gently. There is a danger that you could develop AMS if you try to move quickly and cover a large area at a high altitude. To prevent the situation from getting worse, vigilance should be exercised. Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated, and eat a balanced diet of foods to help your body feel more energized.

Travel Insurance 

A quality travel insurance policy that provides adequate coverage for all of your activities is crucial for the Khopra Danda trek. During the journey, anything may happen. Even though we are more concerned with safety, accidents and emergencies can sometimes happen where we are going. 

Physical injuries, helicopter evacuation, medical costs, and any other situations you can face while trekking should all be covered by your travel insurance policy.

Drinking Water on Khopra Danda Trek

Trekkers must drink plenty of water to keep their bodies hydrated and avoid altitude sickness (AMS) (Acute Mountain Sickness). Three to four liters of water per day should be consumed while climbing up Khopra Danda. 

Instead of purchasing bottled water, we strongly advise you to carry one reusable water container that can hold hot water. In addition to being pricey, bottled water might cause severe issues in the Annapurna region. Water purification tablets can be used to clean water. But after taking tablets, the flavor will change. Water should always be consumed after sufficient cleansing. Both the teahouse and the tent have access to boiled water.

Entrance Permit and Requirement

The permits you need for the Annapurna Base Camp trek are:

  • TIMS (Tourist Information Management System) card.
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) Permit

Important Documents and Information to get these permit

  • 2 passport-size photos
  • Photocopy of your passport
  • Dates when your trek starts and end
  • Emergency Contact Information
  • Travel Insurance Detail

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