Khopra Danda Trek

Beautiful Annapurna Himalayan Range
At a Glance
  • Duration7 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Maximum Altitude3660m
  • ActivityHiking/Trekking
  • Group Size1-20
  • StartsKathmandu
  • EndsPokhara
  • Best SeasonMarch,April,May and September,October,November but possible to do all around the year
Khopra Danda Trek Highlights
  • 360 view of the Himalayan peak of Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) from both ends of the ridge,
  • Panoramic of the deepest gorge in the world, Kali Gandaki separates the summits of the Dhaulagiri range from the Annapurna range
  • The off-the-beaten new path within the Annapurna Region
  • Magar Hospitality and their culture. 


A week-long trek, relatively new with less crowd within Annapurna Conservation Area, and as you walk on the ridge, it offers one of the best views of the Himalayan range from both sides - that's the Khopra Danda Trek. 

This 7 Days Khopra Danda Trek Starting from Pokhara, the gateway to the Annapurna Trekking Region, Khopra Ridge Trek takes you through the classic nature and cultural journey, but with a raw and fresh twist. The trail takes you through the picturesque Magar villages and terraced fields, where you learn about their traditions and the authentic Magar hospitality as you stay in the community lodges. 
While the trail in the Annapurna region is always awe-inspiring, consisting of rhododendron forests on the well-maintained path, you will be amused as you walk along the ridge of the Khopra. The Khorpa Danda offers spectacular views of the Himalayan peaks of Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) from both ends while offering the view of the deepest gorge in the world — Kali Gandaki that separates the summits of the Dhaulagiri range from the Annapurna range.

Mount Glory Treks organize this amazing Khopra Danda Trek or Khopra Ridge Trek Journey from Kathmandu which is included with another most popular trek in Annapurna Region Poon Hill Trek overall in 7 Days with affordable group breakdown cost.


After breakfast, drive to Pokhara.

Through the busiest highway, Prithivi Highway, make your way through the classic winding road of Nepal. Following the Trishuli River, enjoy the view of some concrete and traditional houses with some glimpses of the Himalayan peak. 

Nestled amidst the Annapurna mountain range, Pokhara offers breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, including the signature Mt.Machhapuchere, serene lakes, and lush greenery. It is a place to be for every adventure seeker for paragliding, trekking, and boating, while its relaxed atmosphere and vibrant lakeside make it a popular tourist destination. 

Upon arrival in Pokhara, check in to the hotel, where the remaining day is at leisure, or walk around the lakeside on your own.

    After breakfast, drive to Kimche to commence your trek. Through the pitched blacktop road, you reach Napayul. From Nayapul, the drive to Kinche is a bit rough on a dirt road with some potholes along with some views of traditional homes and terrace farms along the Modi Khola. 

    The trail to Gandurk is uphill through the lush rhododendron forest. On the stone-paved path, proceed uphill, with the view of Mt Himculi and Mt Annapurna South. Once you reach Ghandruk village, the picturesque village welcomes you with Mt Machapuchare in the background. 

    Ghandruk is one of the largest Gurung villages, home to the fierce and loyal Gurkha soldiers in both the British and Indian armies. The village also has a Gurung Culture Museum, where you can see the way of life of the Gurung people and even try on the local dress.

      After breakfast, make your way to a relatively easy and narrow path through lush vegetation and small villages. On the way, you will meet the junction that divides the trail into two, one leading to Kommorong, the Annapurna Base Camp trail, and the other to Tadapani. 

      Taking your route to Tadapani, the trail then starts to ascend through a rock-paved path to the vintage point offering the view of Mt Annapurna South, Mt Himchuli, Mt Ganga Purna, Mt Annapurna III, and Mt Machapuchare. Walk along the lush rhododendron forest trail with a waterfall on the way. The path during spring is truly amazing with rhododendron flowers blooming all around. 

      The trail continues uphill once you cross a small bridge leading to Bayeli Kharka. 

        After breakfast, keep following the forest trail that leads you to Tadapani. With the view of the Annapurna range to your right, you will walk into the deep forests of Oaks. The trail descends and ascends to Meshar with a view of Mt Annapurna and Mt Annapurna Fang right in front. These giants will accompany you till Isharu, while the trail to Isharu is uphill with the sceneries of even more Himalayan range that includes Mt Annapurna II, Mt Annapurna IV, and Mt Ganesha Himal. 

        With some ascent and descent, you reach Dobato and then to Muldhai. From Muldhai, ascend till you reach a junction offering yet another mesmerizing view of the Annapurna range. The trail to the right leads to the hidden lake and the one to the left goes to Khopra Danda. Evening, enjoy the mesmerizing view of the sunset over the Himalayas that is simply breathtaking. 

          Early morning, enjoy the breathtaking view of the sunrise over the Himalayas.

          After some pleasantry time, enjoy breakfast and begin trekking down to Swanta. Through steep and narrow downhill, make your way carefully downhill from the barren ridge of Khopra Dhanda. Once you reach the treeline, the trail steeply down ends. The path then descends gradually to Upper Chistibang. 

          Continue your way downhill through greener vegetation to the bottom of the hill, where you pass a small river. You will meet a small hydropower station. You make your way gradually uphill to Swanta. 

            After breakfast, walk downhill through a peaceful forested area along the narrow path till you meet a suspension bridge. 

            Once you cross the suspension bridge, the trail leads uphill through a small forest section, and then to Phalate. You can see Swanta village across the hill with Mt. Dhaulagiri in the background. 

            Through some farmlands, small traditional houses, and small forest trails, you will reach Ghorepani, a famous village within the Annapurna Trail.  

              Start early before sunrise and hike for about half an hour to reach Poonhill. Poonhill provides one of the best sunrise views over the Himalayas of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and Singa Chuli. Enjoy a Masala Tea or Coffee as you witness the majestic view.  

              Later return to Ghorepani for breakfast, and continue your journey to Birenthati. 

              The trail to Birenthatiis downhill through a stone paved staircase. Along the way, you will pass the mesmerizing village with traditional lodges in Nangethanti, Banthanti with a view of small waterfalls.  From Banthanti, the trails lead to a steep downhill till Ulleri consisting of approx. 3,200 steeps. Then gradually make your way to Tikhedunga and cross a suspension bridge leading to Hille. 

              From Hille, walk on a seasonal road following Bhurungdi Khola to Birethanti. 

              From Birethanti, your trek ends and you will be transferred to Pokhara.

              Upon arrival in Pokhara, check in to the hotel, where the remaining day is at leisure.

                NOTE: All information in this itinerary is accurate to the best of our knowledge, considering the current situation of the itinerary. But please note that the changes might occur at any time despite our best efforts to improve our program or due to logistical regions such as traffic jams, flight schedules, weather conditions, governmental policies, or any external reasons.  

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                B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner 


                What's Included
                • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
                •  02-night twin sharing 3-Star Hotel in Pokhara; Breakfast included. (A single room can be arranged upon payment of an extra price of USD 60 per night).
                • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
                • Standard Guest House accommodation while trekking time on a twin-sharing basis.
                • Both-way transportation for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus.
                • Well, I English-speaking Government License Holder and Experienced Trek leader/Guide.
                • Porters to carry your bags(1 porter for 2 guests).
                • Food, Accommodation, salary, insurance, and equipment are for all staff.
                • Free Mount Glory Duffle, and T-shirt.
                • Annapurna Conservation Area Permits and TIMS  for trekking.
                • All government, hotel, and other applicable taxes.
                • Farewell, dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with a cultural dance show.
                • Trip Completion Certificate.
                • Official expenses.
                What's not Included
                • International Airfare and taxes.
                • Personal Travel Insurance.
                • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
                • Lunch, Dinner, and Hotel in Kathmandu and Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara.
                • All items of personal expenses.
                • Tipping for a guide, porters, and drivers(tipping is expected).
                • Any other expense which is not mentioned in the 'a price Includes' section.

                Note: Please bring 4 Passport size photos, a copy of your passport, and travel insurance for registration


                Dates & Availability

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                Starts: MondayAug 26, 2024
                Ends: SundaySep 01, 2024
                Starts: FridayAug 30, 2024
                Ends: ThursdaySep 05, 2024

                Useful Information

                Accommodation and Facilities During 7 Days Khopra Danda Trek:

                Though the 7 Days Khopra Danda Trekking Trail is relatively new, the path is well maintained with decent accommodation facilities like the other Annapurna Region. 

                With the concept of homestay, each village locals work together to cater for the utmost hospitality that reflects the Nepali culture. With comfortable beds and delicious Nepali food, Dal Bath, and a few continental options, you have electricity, Wi-Fi facilities, and shower facilities. You have the shared bathroom, while a hot shower, Wi-Fi, and hot drinking water will cost you extra. 

                Who can join this 7 Days Khopra Danda Trek?

                7 Days Khopra Ridge Trek is a moderate-level trek. The trek along the ridge is along the rugged path but rather flat, but to get to the ridge you will have to trek along the steep uphill that could be challenging. 

                So make sure you are physically and mentally prepared for some steep uphill and downhill walks. Make sure you consult with the doctors before joining the trek if you have joint and breathing issues. 

                You need to prepare yourself by indulging in physical activities that include running, swimming, or cycling and day-to-day exercise before the trek. 

                Guide & Potters for the 7 Days Khopra Danda Trek:

                It is compulsory to hire a guide during the Khopra Danda Trek which we will arrange for you. Besides, it's always best to have one that will help you show you the proper route, educate you about the place, and make arrangements according to your needs and for your safety and security while walking through the dense jungle. 

                Safety and Security During 7 Days Khopra Danda Trek:

                Along the trek, you will meet friendly locals and awe aspiring travelers, and nature. So, the Khorpa Danda Trek is all safe.

                With Potter and a guide to assist, you will enjoy the trek. Just make sure to follow the general guidelines and have your personal medication then it's all good. Getting travel insurance covering rescue adds a layer of safety for unforeseen circumstances. 

                While hiring a potter will allow you to hike freely and comfortably. 

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