Khopra Danda Trek Khopra Danda trek is a newly opened trekking route in the Annapurna region.This trek takes you to the off the beaten track through rhododendron, oak and pine forest, with amazing views of awe striking mountains such as Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna (I, II, III and south), Hiunchuli,Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal and Nilgiri in the background. If you are lucky, you can encounter Himalayan wildlife such as yaks , pheasants and other birds. If you are interested, you can also hike up to the holy and beautiful Khayar Lake. This is a very unique trail still untrodden by many people in the Annapurna region. Khopra Hill trek begins with a scenic bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara and next morning trek through the lively ethnic Ghandruk village. The trail follows to Tadapani and then on the off beaten trail to Bayali which goes through thick forest of rhododendron, oak and pine.You will not meet anyone else here as it is a very rare trail.and lodges here will provide a very homestay feel . The trail takes you even closer towards Annapurna South to Khopra ridge. From Khopra ridge you can see panoramic views of the entire Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain range. The Khayar Lake is another attraction of this trek but it is optional for those who want to explore the lake and come back to Khopra danda. From Kopra danda you will descend to Swanta and then continue up to Ghorepani through Bayeli Kharka , Tadapani and further hike up to Poonhill to enjoy the mountain view and finally ends in Pokhara. In conclusion, it is a short but not a difficult trek and the main thing is that only few people know about it.
Arrive at the Tribhuvan international airport where you will be welcomed by Adventure Blossom Treks & Expedition ( Pvt,) Ltd representative and transferred to your hotel. This day is simply an arrival day and there will be no organized activities. So, you will have some free time to relax or walk around for local sights. A pre-departure meeting will be held early evening and you will be introduced with your trekking guide. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
Today after breakfast, we start guided sightseeing to major historical and religious sites in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites that include the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddhanath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
After having a nice breakfast at the same hotel than we start to driving to Pokhara by Tourist standard bus. The distance between Kathmandu to Pokhara is 320 miles which takes roughly 7 hrs but on the way we have a lunch break with river views . When we get in Pokhara than we transfer you to hotel which is in Lake side .
When we having breakfast then we starts to drive to Nayapul by private coach (car /jeep/van as per group size ) . Which is 30 miles distance from pokhara . When we arrive in nayapul then potter will fixing your bag , It is starting points of our trekking . Distance from nayapul to ghandruk is around 9 miles which takes 5-6 Hrs . Trail from Nayapul to shyauli bazzar is off road way then we having our lunch at shyuli bazzar . After lunch we hike up to ghardruk the trail is climbing stone stairs . We stay overnight at nice lodge in ghandruk .
In this day when we wake up , we enjoying our breakfast with stunning view of Annapurna Mountain Range (Annapurna south/Hiunchuli /Fishtail and many others) then we start to our trek towards Tadapani. Trail from Ghandruk to Tadapani is not lots but the trail was uphill, some where we need to climb some stone stairs , mostly we are walking Jungle trail and might be we can able to see some monkey on the trail. When we get in Tadapani we walking around there,free evening and oivernight stay at lodge .
We start our trek after having brerakfast , the trail towards Bayeli Kharka was jungle way . on the way there is nice place is called Dobato, which is our lunch piont Trail until Dobato is uphill , This is a very small and beautiful village , After refill the energy we continue to our destinations ,trail was gradually up and little down, There is only one lodge their which is very basic .
Trek from Bayeli to Khopra Danda is two trail one is upper trail and another is lower trail but now a days most of the trekkers follow the lower trail. First we decent to small stream than we hike up to Sistibung, we eat our lunch in there than continue to Khopra Danda the trail was all uphill. Overall it takes 6-7 hours. The place Khopra Danda was really amazing which we cant describe by any words, we stay at one community lodge at Khopra .
This morning , if weather is clear you see the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan Range with very closely. After finish our breakfast we start to trek towards Swanta which is all the way to downhill. It takes tentatively 4-5 hrs .
In this day you start your hiking after breakfast, the trail to Ghorepani was mostly uphill. Begning part from swanta was little flat and down then all the way untill Ghorepani was uphill. Distance was almost 10miles which takes 5-6 hrs ,
This day is another beautiful day for the views of sunrise with mountain , early morning without breakfast we have to climb up to viewpoint namely Poonhill. It was such a lovely place for to see the magnificent view of Annapurna Himalayan Range and Dhaulagiri Himalayan Range . After enjoying the views we decent to Hotel, the lovely breakfast was waiting for you. After breakfast you start your hike towards Nayapul. It was all the way to downhill , It is quite long day but mostly trail was down so you can do this , At Nayapul our private coach is waiting for pickup you and they transfer you to Hotel which is in Lakeside.
After having a breakfast we start to drive by Tourist standard bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu , we use the same trail which we used previous time than we transfer you to Hotel .