Khopra Danda Trek is the most exotic and exotic treks in the Annapurna region. Also a lesser-explored trail in the Annapurna region, the trek Khopra Danda or Ridge rewards us with the unobstructed views of the Himalayan panorama such as Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters), Annapurna I (8,091 meters), Nilgiri (7,061 meters), Annapurna South (7,219 meters), Annapurna II (7,937 meters), Machhapuchhre (6997m) and many other mountains. Nepal Khopra trek is away from the busier trail of Annapurna and offers us with the lifetime experience of classic trekking in the remote areas of Nepal.
Khopra Ridge Trek is one of the shortest and most adventurous trails in Annapurna range which remains secret for many adventure lovers. It is best suited for the mixed-ability trekkers as the half of the trail is moderate climbing whereas half of the trail is strenuous. And our Khopra Danda Trek Itinerary starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Pokhara is a beautiful town situated at the foothills of Annapurna range which is the starting point for many of the trips in the Annapurna region. From Pokhara, we go to Galeshwar and then to Nangi. Slowly ascending along with the forests of Rhododendron and oak, we head to Khopra Danda or Ridge. An excursion to Khayer Barah is on the trek and enjoying the serene ambiance in the region, we descend to Ghandruk. Thereafter, the trek ends as we head to Kathmandu after making a brief stop in Pokhara. The trail mostly passes through the lush green valleys and dense forests of pine, oak, and rhododendron along with views of mountain panoramas from the different angle. The main inhabitants of these regions are Magar and Gurung, who serve the trekkers with warm hospitality.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1300m
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus/6-7 hours and transfer to hotel.
Day 3: Drive from Pokhara to Galeshwar 1170m 3 hours and trek to Banskharka 1700m/3 hours
Day 4: Trek from Banskharka to Nangi 2320m/4-5 hours
Day 5: Trek from Nangi to Mohare Danda 3224m/4-5 hours
Day 6: Trek from Mohare Danda to Swanta 2100m/4-5 hours
Day 7: Trek from Swanta to Chistibang 2930m/4-5 hours
Day 8: Trek from Chistibang to Khopra Danda 3660m/4-5 hours
Day 9: Explore to Khayer Barah Lake 4600m/5-6 hours
Day 10: Trek from Khopra Danda to Dobato 3420m/4-5 hours
Day 11: Trek from Dobato to Ghandruk 1940m/4-5 hours
Day 12: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul 3:30 hours and drive to Pokhara 1:20 minute
Day 13: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus/6-7 hours
Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu