Khopra Danda Trek 12 Days


12 Days






Guest House and Hotel

Best Season

Spring, Autumn




Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trip Highlight:

  • Walking across undulating hills and lush forests while exploring Khopra Danda and Khayer Lake.
  • provides magnificent views of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna range, Nilgiri, Tukuche, and Dhampus Peak.
  • Khopra Ridge Trek is a short trek on a fresh trail that offers 360-degree views of the Himalayas, a moderate level of difficulty, and a smaller number of trekkers.
  • Beautiful drive to Pokhara with a breathtaking view of the Manaslu and Annapurna Himalayan Range;
  • Difficult walk to Khayer Lake with a stunning perspective of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Range, this Hindu holy lake is located behind the Annapurna South.
  • Sunrise and Himalayas views from Poonhill.
  • Natural hot spring at Tatopani.
  • Walk through one of the biggest rhododendron forests.
  • Experience unique Himalayan culture and hospitality and authentic homestay experience.


Khopra Danda Trek

Khopra Danda, also known as the Khopra Ridge Trek, is a recently developed trek that Mahabir Poon introduced. It is located in the Annapurna Region and comes immediately after the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. Khopra Danda is one of the top Panorama Himalayas Viewpoint trekking locations in the Annapurna Region, with amazing views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, and Dhampus Peak.

A beautiful and less-touristy eco-friendly alternative trek is the Khopra Ridge trek. You stop at the renowned Khayer Lake while on this excursion. This journey is undoubtedly one of Nepal’s most stunning, though unexplored, trekking routes. The purpose of introducing this journey was to improve the economic standing of the trailside settlements. Due to the lack of tourist traffic, the majority of the villages along this road are in economic hardship. The purpose of this new route was to help teahouses become more profitable, and the money made from these teahouses goes to support neighborhood clinics and schools.

The Khopra Danda Khayer Lake trip leads to a secret valley in the Annapurna Mountains, where we may take in the natural scenery and stunning Khayer Holy Lake, formerly known as Khopra, as well as the local community and business. The walk also passes through cultural villages, and thick pine, oak, rhododendron, and bamboo forests, all of which have stunning views and nicely terraced farms. Different ethnic groups live in Khopra Danda Trek, each of which has its own culture, heritage, and religion as well as its own language and customs. The main habitats in this region are Magar, Gurung, and Chettri, which still practice their traditions today.

Khopra Danda trek is one of the short, easy, and less touristic areas in the Annapurna Region which offers full views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, II, III, Annapurna South, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Dhampus peak, Tukuche peak, Hinchuli   This trek gives a great opportunity to explore typical cultures, preserving local heritage places and unchanged lifestyle of local people. It takes you to hidden areas away from mainstream trails beyond villages and human settlements within the complete wilderness of mountains and dense woodland. Khayer Lake which is the main highlight of this trek is a sacred high-altitude mountain lake surrounded by mountains and glaciers.

The best package for the Khopra Danda trip is provided by Vehicle Nepal, a legally operating business in Nepal. As per your need and preference, we may offer accommodations, accessibility, and other amenities services. For the Langtang Valley trip, our firm offers knowledgeable, skilled guides and porters that have a thorough understanding of the area’s geography.

Khopra Danda trekking route

Khopra Danda trekking begins with sightseeing in UNESCO world heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Similarly, take a scenic drive to Pokhara and Nayapul. Then the trail goes through the Kaligandaki river valley, lush jungle, and local and indigenous wildlife, and crosses the beautiful Magar and Gurung villages. You’ll reach Ghorepani via Birethani, Hille, and Tikhedunga. From Ghorepani, you’ll hike up to Poonhill, a perfect place for phenomenal sunrise views and exceptional Himalayas vistas. Then the journey continues to Khopra Danda through Upper Chistibung. Khopra Danda trek route is the surprise of peaceful nature and gigantic peaks, religious temples, gompas, colorful festivals, and local lodges with more adventure experience. You’ll explore Khopra Danda and Khayer Lake, then trek Tatopani and drive to Pokhara.

Best time to visit Khopra Danda

Spring and Autumn are considered the best time for Khopra Danda. Spring that falls between February to April has the best-achieved climate. During Spring, the sight of lush green forests and blooming rhododendron welcomes you. This is the best season to witness the flowering plants with fabulous mountain views. The temperatures are mild and hot at lower levels, and it gets colder as you climb higher elevations.


Autumn is the best season for the Khopra Danda trek. During Autumn, which is from September to November, the weather is usually clear and stable, making it the best time to visit Khopra Danda. During this time, the temperature is moderate during the day, and the nights can get quite chilly. The clear skies offer stunning views of the Himalayan peaks, and the surrounding landscape is lush and green. Autumn is the time for many festivals and cultural events in Nepal, such as Dashain and Tihar. These festivals offer a unique opportunity to experience the local culture and tradition.


Spring is another best season for the Khopra Danda trek. Spring which is from March to May is a great time to visit Khopra Danda as it offers amazing views of the Annapurna region of Nepal. During Spring, the weather is generally warm and mild, and the skies are clear, providing excellent visibility of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. Different types of rhododendron and other flowers blooms in this season which makes the trial more vibrant.


Trekking to Khopra Danda during winter, which is from December to February, can be challenging due to the colder temperatures and the potential for snow and ice on the trails. However, it can also be a unique and rewarding experience for those who are prepared for the conditions. During the winter, the temperatures can drop significantly, especially at higher elevations. The days are generally clear and sunny, but the nights can be very cold, with temperatures dropping well below freezing. The trails can be covered by snow which makes them more challenging and hazardous. Despite the challenges, trekking to Khopra Danda during winter can be rewarding, as the views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks are particularly stunning.


Monsoon is not recommended for the Khopra Danda as it can be challenging due to heavy rainfall and the potential for landslides and flooding. During monsoon season which falls from June to August, the trails can be slippery, muddy, and difficult to navigate. The views of the surrounding mountains may also be obscured by the clouds and rain, reducing the visibility.


Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, which lies in the capital city of Nepal. Our company representative will be there to receive you at the Airport with the holding board. You will then escort to the hotel preferred by you.

Kathmandu Valley is famous for its religious monuments where 7 heritage sites (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swaymbhunath, Changunarayan Temple) are listed in World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

Your day starts in the late morning after breakfast. A guide will take you to the historical places and provide detailed information about the culture, architecture, monuments, lifestyle of people, and festivals. After half day of sightseeing, you will be driven back to the hotel and will be briefed about the trek.

Overnight in Kathmandu

After having breakfast, you’ll leave the hotel for Pokhara. You’ll drive through Prithivi Highway with amazing views of the mountain ranges, different landscapes, and the flowing Trishuli River and Marshyangdi River. Pokhara is the second largest city in Nepal which is rich in natural beauty and lakes. Once you reached the Pokhara, you’ll be welcomed by the wide range of mountains.

Overnight in Pokhara

On this day, you’ll drive to Naya Pol from Pokhara. From Naya Pol, your trek starts. Trek slowly across a typical Nepalese landscape, through the verdant forest of Annapurna Conservation Area. A steep and long ascend Ulleri is often considered a tough climb. You’ll reach Ulleri, a beautiful Gurung Village which offers amazing views of the mountain, and also, you’ll enjoy cultural dance over there.

Overnight in Ulleri

Following breakfast, 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 for 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 the first ray of sunlight and descend slowly to the Upper Chistibung.

Overnight in Upper Chistibung.

Finally! The day has arrived. After breakfast, your journey continues to Khopra Danda from Upper Chistibung. You’ll ascend uphill through a rhododendron forest. Amazing views of waterfalls and mountains follow you throughout the trail.  From Khopra Danda, you have a beautiful splendid view of Bara Sikhar and Annapurna South. Enjoy the sunset from Khopra Danda.

Overnight at Khopra Danda.

Wake up early in the morning, to enjoy a Magnificent Himalayan sunrise. The sun rising over the snow-covered Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Nilgiris, Fang, and other peaks is a sight to behold. After having breakfast, you’ll hike up to Khayer Lake which is one of the highlights of your trek. Khayer Lake is a sacred high-altitude mountain lake surrounded by mountains and glaciers. Locals believe that a dip in this purifies you and cleanses your sins. You’ll back to the Khopra Danda.

Overnight in Khopra Danda

Today, after lunch you’ll descend towards Tatopani. Tatopani lies at the end of the Annapurna circuit trek and it offers hot spring water.  It is believed that this hot spring water has healing properties that help cure skin conditions, joint pain as well as other physical ailments.

Overnight in Tatopani

After having Breakfast, you’ll drive back to Pokhara 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.

On this day, we will leave Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu. It will be a long scenic drive. After reaching Kathmandu you’ll be escorted to your hotel. You can go Shopping if you’ve time.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

It’s your final day in Nepal. According to your flight schedule, our company representative will manage everything for you and drop you off at the Airport. If you’ve sufficient time then we take you sightseeing where you can do shopping.

Essential Info:


When the elevation is above 2000m from the sea level AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) symptoms can be seen due to less oxygen in the atmosphere, which will make breathing difficult. Dizziness, Headache, Fatigue, and Nausea are the symptoms of AMS.

Remember you’ll be trekking above 4000m in Khopra Danda Trek, so there is a chance to get AMS. You should walk slowly and steadily to let your body get used to the thin air. If you try to walk fast and cover high altitudes in less time, there are chances to get AMS. Precaution should be used to keep conditions from worsening. Drink Plenty of water which keeps the body hydrated and have a balanced diet food that can energize your body.

Equipment Required for Khopra 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-muffler and neck warmer


  • T-shirt
  • Light Jacket
  • Water and Windproof Jacket
  • Shirts
  • Light and Warm thermal tops


  • Hand gloves

Lower Body

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


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

Medicine and First Aid Kits

(Our guide will carry a first aid kit bag during the trek. We will recommend carrying 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, and anti-infection.

Khopra Danda trekking difficulties

Khopra Danda trek difficulty lies from easy to moderate trek in the world. This trek demands the physical and mental fitness of the trekker though it is not that tough. One should not be suffering from knee or ankle problems alongside heart and lung diseases.

This trek is completed by 5-6 hours of walking per day having enough breaks in between. You should prepare for this trek with adequate exercise and fitness 1-2 months prior to the trek date. These could include daily walking, going for a hike, a long walk once a week, doing yoga-related breathing, etc.

Khopra Danda trekking cost

The Khopra Danda trekking cost depends on the accommodation, meals, amenities, and accessibility you use along the way. For the Khopra Danda trek, the price starts from USD$ 000. Although costs are increasing in accordance with facilities and services

Guide and Porter

Anyone seeking to experience the natural splendor of Nepal should go on the Khopra Danda Trek. Regardless of whether you are trekking alone, with friends, or with family, this journey will undoubtedly be a wonderful adventure. While it is possible to trek alone, please be aware that rules demand that international visitors have a guide and porter.

English-speaking, highly skilled, and experienced guides and porters who are famous for their politeness and friendliness are available from us. You will be introduced to Nepalese culture and customs by our team, and if necessary, we can set up a translator to help you.

Our 12-day trekking program is most appropriate for group treks. We provide porters because we have to transport personal items. It’s important to pack efficiently because each porter is only permitted to carry 20 to 25 kg.

Depending on the size of the group, we will provide the following number of guides and porters:

  • For 1 or 2 trekkers, we provide 1 guide and 1 porter.
  • For 3, 4, or 5 trekkers, we provide 1 guide and 2 porters.
  • For 6 or 7 trekkers, we provide 1 guide, 1 assistant guide, and 3 porters.
  • For 8 trekkers, we provide 1 guide, 1 assistant guide, and 4 porters.
  • For 9 trekkers, we provide 1 guide, 1 assistant guide, and 4 porters.
  • For 10 trekkers, we provide 1 guide, 2 assistant guides, and 5 porters.

For your best experience, kindly take note that our guide and porter services are customized to the number of trekkers in your group. You may be sure that your journey will be both safe and fun due to our knowledgeable guides and porters.

Khopra Danda trekking permit and requirement

The permits you need for Khopra 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 ends
  • Emergency Contact Information
  • Travel Insurance Detail

Food and Accommodation on the Khopra Danda trek

On the Khopra Danda trip, everyone’s top priorities are food and lodging. Although there are no five-star hotels in the rural area where Khopra Danda is located, we can still offer excellent 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 trek. The primary source of energy for the trip is food burning. In Nepalese, the phrase “Dal Bhat power, 24 hours” refers to the ability to survive 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.

Avoiding dairy items, hard drinks, and beverages with a lot of caffeine is strongly advised because they could negatively affect your physiology and health at higher altitudes.

Drinking water 

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 trekking to the Khopra Danda.

Instead of purchasing bottled water, we strongly advise you to carry one reusable water container that can hold hot water. Bottled water can be pricey on treks and contribute to thrashing issues around 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. At the teahouse, boiled water is offered for an extra fee.

Travel Insurance

A strong travel insurance policy that provides sufficient insurance for all of your activities is essential for the Khopra Danda trek. During the entire trip, anything may happen. Although we are more concerned with safety, accidents, and emergencies that may happen where we are occasionally cannot be completely ruled out.

Your travel insurance plan should cover any medical issues you may experience while trekking, as well as physical injuries, helicopter evacuation, hospital costs, and other charges.

Electricity and Communication

Electricity and an internet connection will always be available in urban areas. However, during hikes, there can be power outages in some rural areas. Even in tea houses or lodges where you choose to stay, there may be additional charges for accessing electricity or internet services due to the congested road and remote location. Please be informed that during the trip, there won’t be any access to electricity or the Internet. The finest places to charge your electronic devices are the tea houses or lodges where you will be staying.

ATM and Currency Exchange

Travelers can easily obtain Nepalese currency in Nepal’s major urban centers of Kathmandu and Pokhara because of the abundance of easy ATMs and money exchange facilities that are available there. In remote locations, where only Nepalese money is used and modern banking facilities may be rare, these services might not be easily accessible.

Travelers are highly recommended to make plans ahead of time and convert their foreign currency for Nepalese currency before starting a trek to avoid probable inconveniences. This will guarantee that sufficient local currency is easily accessible to buy necessities like food, water, and other important goods while on the hike. The process can be sped up and unnecessary tension reduced by seeking advice from local currency exchange services in Pokhara or Kathmandu.

Vehicle Nepal Team 

A reputable and well-known adventure travel agency, Vehicle Nepal is situated in the stunning nation of Nepal and is officially registered as a company for tourism, and Vehicles. We specialize in providing outstanding trekking tours to visitors from around the world who want to discover the majestic Himalayas.

At Vehicle Nepal, we are dedicated to doing our work to the highest standard possible. We have built a reputation for offering an excellent level of service because our main objective is to make sure that our visitors have a safe and memorable journey.

Our team consists of up of experienced, dedicated guides, assistant guides, and porters who are passionate about making sure that our visitors have a pleasurable and memorable experience. We take pride in providing a selection of amenities and services that are intended to improve the overall trekking experience and make it more enjoyable and adventurous.

We are committed to exceeding the requirements and expectations of our cherished visitors, and we do everything in our ability to make sure that their trip is a success. We go above and beyond in offering individualized attention, first-rate service, and sincere care from the moment they arrive in Nepal until the end of their journey.


Tipping is an optional 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. trekkers are free to tip the hotel, lodge, or individuals whenever they like. Tipping is completely a matter of personal preference and perception.

Booking process

You can contact us in different ways to book a vehicle and also you have different payment options while booking the Annapurna Base Camp trekking. We accept:

  • Bank transfer

Bank transfer is available for international and domestic tourists. The bank details of our company are:

Account Name of the Company: Graceful Adventure Travel Pvt. Ltd

Name of Bank: Muktinath Bikas Bank LTD

Account No:2222530000591762

Account type: Current

  • Cash-in-hand

We also accept cash in hand for this trek, if you are near our office then you can visit an office. You should pay 30% in advance for the Annapurna Base Camp trek.

  • E-wallet like e-Sewa, Khalti, or Connect Ips

E-wallets like e-Sewa, Khalti, or Connect Ips are also available in Vehicle Nepal. Nepalese and Indian citizens can use e-wallets like e-Sewa and Khalti for payment.


For further booking, you can contact us:

Kathmandu Office 9851219412 Whatsapp/Viber
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Location of Office Z-street, Thamel-Kathmandu
Contact number 9851219412, (+977) 4700180

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