Khopra Danda Trek - 9 Days

Khopra Danda Trek
At a Glance
  • Duration9 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 3660m,Khopra Danda
  • Group Size Up to 10 Pax
  • Starts Pokhara
  • Ends Pokhara

The Khopra Danda Trek, popularly known as the Mohare Danda Trek, is a wonderful hiking experience nestled in the heart of the majestic Annapurna region of Nepal. An ideal choice for those who want to traverse through the less traveled trail, the Khopra Mohare Danda trek offers you a perfect blend of stunning Himalayan views with an opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture.

It is a hidden gem tucked away in the heart of the Annapurna Conservation Area. This off-the-beaten-path adventure is designed to offer an authentic experience of Nepal's natural and cultural wonders.

What makes Khopra Danda Trekking special is its panoramic mountain views that take you to vantage points showcasing awe-inspiring panoramas of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

As you traverse through charming villages inhabited by the Gurung and Magar communities, you'll immerse yourself in their daily lives, traditions, and heartwarming hospitality. The trek's itinerary takes you through a variety of terrains, from lush forests to alpine meadows, providing a diverse and ever-changing backdrop.

Starting with a drive from Pokhara to Beni, from where your walking begins, you will traverse through villages like Bas Kharka and Nagi before you reach Mohare Danda, situated at an elevation of 3313 m. The route then continues toward Khopra Danda, which is the second highlight of the journey.

Both Mohare Danda and Khopra Danda are the best spots to get a 360-degree close-up view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The journey will be even more adventurous as you head to the high-altitude lake known as Khyer Lake at an altitude of 4660 m.

You will then descend through the villages of Ghandruk and Tadapani, which again offer you a unique cultural experience. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned trekker, Khopra Danda Trekking offers you an unforgettable journey through the secluded trails of the Annapurna region.

Major highlights of the Khopra Danda Trekking

  • Witness the iconic sights of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
  • Relish the mesmerizing sight of the sunrise and sunset views, which are truly magical, painting the sky with colors.
  • Encounter the warm hospitality of the local Gurung community.
  • Experience the traditions and taste of authentic Nepali villages and learn about their way of life.
  • The highlight of the trek, Khopra Danda, offers a jaw-dropping panoramic view of the surrounding mountains.
  • Explore the sacred Khayer Lake, which holds deep significance for the local communities.

Explore the unexplored: What can you look forward to on the Mohare Danda Trek Package?

Embarking on a journey in the Mohare Danda and Khopra Danda is a combination of awe-inspiring scenery and an immersive cultural experience. Whether you're a nature lover, a photography enthusiast, or simply looking for an adventure, Mohare Danda Trekking has something magical for everyone.

You get to witness the mesmerizing sight of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains along with breathtaking views of the sunset and sunrise during this trek. You can look forward to having a serene environment throughout the trail as you traverse through the lush green forests and ethnic villages.

Is the Khopra Trek the adventure you are seeking?

If you're looking for a rewarding adventure that combines stunning mountain views, cultural immersion, and a touch of challenge, then Khopra Danda Trek is the perfect choice for you.

This trek is designed for both beginners and experts seeking a unique experience in the Annapurna region of Nepal. A lot less hyped than other trekking trails in the region, the Khopra Dada Trek is a moderate-grade trekking route that takes you to the highest altitude of above 4500 m.
Thus, if you want a combination of serene nature and an offbeat trail, then this is just the right trip for you. 

Are you fit for the Khopra Danda journey?

While Khopra Danda Trek is a beginner-friendly journey, it still involves walks at a high altitude along with several ascending and descending sections. It's recommended to have a reasonable level of fitness, as the trek involves daily walks through varying terrain.

Thus, having a basic level of endurance and stamina will enhance your trekking experience. It's always a good idea to check your physical condition before the journey and prepare yourself physically by working out or going on hikes.

What does a day during the Mohare Danda Khopra Trek look like?

Each day during the trek offers you a new adventure. You'll wake up early to catch breathtaking sunrise views and savor a hearty breakfast. Then, you'll set out on the trail, passing through charming villages, lush forests, and open meadows.

Along the way, you'll have lunch at local teahouses and continue your journey to the designated place of the day. After around 6 to 8 hours of walking through the serene trails of the forests and remote settlements, you will arrive at the place where you will spend the night. The evenings are spent relaxing, sharing stories with fellow trekkers, and enjoying local cuisine.

Khopra Danda Trek Difficulty

The Khopra Danda Trek is considered a moderate-level trek, suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. While the trails involve some uphill and downhill sections, they are well-maintained for individuals with a reasonable level of fitness.

Also, the pace of the trek allows for gradual acclimatization, making it accessible and enjoyable for a wide range of adventurers. However, it is always good to be prepared with some hikes, walks, and workouts before the trek to keep yourself fit. Keep in mind that the trek also involves high altitude, so you should be able to walk for 6–8 hours on average each day during the trek with a few high-altitude sections.

Safety and Acclimatization for the Mohare Danda Khopra Trek

Safety and acclimatization are important during the trek. As the Mohare Danda Khopra trek includes a high-altitude walk, our itinerary includes a gradual ascent and a well-designed itinerary that allows for proper acclimatization to the altitude.

It's important to listen to your body, stay hydrated, and follow your guide's advice. We further recommend that you familiarize yourself with altitude sickness symptoms and be prepared for changing weather conditions to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

How can you get ready for the Khopra Danda Trekking?

To prepare yourself for the Khopra Danda trekking, there are a few key things you need to do, which are:
Physical Fitness: Engage in regular physical activity like walking, jogging, or hiking to build your stamina and strength for the journey.
Packing Essentials: Pack comfortable trekking attire, sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, rain gear, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a water bottle suitable for varying weather conditions.
Acclimatization: Make sure to plan the trip according to your fitness level and plan acclimatization days.
Mental preparation: Prepare yourself for any kind of changes and challenges you might face along the route.

Mohare Danda Trekking Route Map for 2024 and 2025

The Mohare Danda Trekking Route Map covers destinations like Bas Kharka, Nagi, Mohare Danda, Swanta, Chistibung, Khopra Danda, Khayar Lake, Dobato, Tadapani, and Ghandruk, respectively. It is an itinerary of nine days that offers you a rich side of both culture and nature in the Annapurna region.

The Highest Altitude on the Khopra Danda Itinerary

The highest point on the Khopra Danda Trek itinerary is Khayar Lake, situated at an elevation of 4660 meters. Khayer Lake is a beautiful sacred lake at a high altitude that is a pilgrimage site for the local communities. The trek overall offers you a chance to explore this stunning alpine lake, which showcases the natural beauty of the region.

9 Days Mohare and Khopra Danda Trek itinerary

Our 9 days Mohare and Khopra Danda trekking itinerary is designed considering the diverse range of trekkers. The trip begins in Pokhara and takes you to the first highlight of the trekking: Mohare Danda, then Khopra Danda, and then Khayer Lake.

On the way back, you will get to explore the Gurung village of Ghandurk and conclude the trek in Pokhara. For a more personalized experience, you can customize the itinerary or any other parts of the trek according to your personal timeframe and preferences.

Khopra Danda Trek Cost for 2024 and 2025

The Khopra Danda Trek cost can vary based on factors such as the itinerary, inclusions (accommodation, meals, guide, transportation), and personal preferences. On average, a cost of around USD 549 to USD 849 is required.

The cost covers accommodation, three-time meals, a guide, a porter, permits, and transportation facilities during the trek. The cost can further vary depending on the type of trip you choose, which can be either a private trip or a group trip. We have a special offer for group treks as follows for 2024 and 2025:

No. of Pax

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USD 849

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2-4

USD 649

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5-6

USD 599

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7-10

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Itinerary

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  • Max Altitude:1525m
  • Time:4-5 hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner
  • Transport:Local Bus

Your adventure begins today with a scenic drive from Pokhara to Beni, where your journey on foot starts. The trek takes you through picturesque villages and terraced fields, providing a glimpse of rural life. As the day's destination is Bas Kharka, you will get to experience a homestay along with the local culture and lifestyle. After a walk of around 4 to 5 hours, you will arrive in Bas Kharka. Overnight stay in Bas Kharka.

  • Max Altitude:2230m
  • Time:5-6 hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Today, you will embark on a 5-6 hour trek to Nagi from Bas Kharka. Climbing gradually through lush forests and charming settlements, the walk begins and you will be treated with glimpses of the stunning Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges all along the way.

As you continue to walk further, you will arrive in Nagi after a walk of around 5 to 6 hours. There you can settle into the welcoming embrace of a community lodge, where you can rest and recharge for the adventures ahead. Overnight stay in Nagi.

  • Max Altitude:3313m
  • Time:5-6 hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Today's trek leads you to the breathtaking Mohare Danda from Nagi. The journey starts with a light walk and then takes you amidst pristine nature that offers diverse landscapes. 

The Mohare Danda viewpoint is nestled at an altitude of 3313 meters, rewarding you with panoramic views that include the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs. After a walk of several hours, you will arrive at Mohare Danda from where you will get to witness the magical sunset view over the mountains. Overnight stay in Mohare Danda.

  • Max Altitude:2,200m
  • Time:6-7 hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

A 6-7 hours trek takes you to Swanta from Mohare Danda today. Swanta is a charming village that welcomes you with its serene atmosphere and cultural richness. The trail switches its way toward the Khopra Danda today and you will be walking in a tranquil environment among the forests and open fields along the way today. You will reach Swanta where after a day of walking where you will be spending the night. 

  • Max Altitude:3640m
  • Time:6-7 hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

This day's adventure starts with a hike to Chistibung at 3025 meters from Swanta which is followed by an ascent to Khopra Danda at 3640 meters. The trail first winds through lush forests and provides a chance to spot Himalayan wildlife along the trail. The walk up to Chistibung is mostly uphill. 

Continuing the walk, you will head toward Khopra Danda from Chistibung which is a combination of uphill and downhills. As you reach closer to the Khopra Danda the trail gets more wide and open. It is a long day of walking g today and finally, after walking for around 6 to 7 hours, you will arrive at Khora Danda which again offers you mesmerizing sunset view. Overnight stay in Khopra Danda.

  • Max Altitude:4,660m/3640m
  • Time:5-6 hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

It is another challenging day for you today as you will be heading to a sacred Khayer lake at 4660 meters. The journey offers both physical challenge and spiritual connection. 

The Khayer Lake is considered to be a sacred place for the local communities that hold great meaning. The walk up to Khayer Lake is all uphill on stairs and as it is a high altitude, it can be a bit challenging however, once you reach the lake, the environment and sight make it all worth it. 

After reaching the lake, you will have some time absorbing the beauty of the lake and its surroundings. You'll then return to Khopra Danda, where the views and the sense of accomplishment awaits you. Overnight stay in Khopra Danda. 

  • Max Altitude:3,420m
  • Time:5-6 hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

The trail today leads you from Khopra Danda to Dobato at 3420 meters. The walk today is mostly downhill with a few ascending sections as you bid goodbye to Khopra Danda. Dobato is a place with tranquility in the heart of the mountains. Along the trail, you will get to enjoy the changing perspectives of the landscape. Overnight stay in Dobato. 

  • Max Altitude:2,001m
  • Time:5-6 hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

As you descend to Ghandruk today, you'll pass through Tadapani, a beautiful village along the trail. The day's trek offers a balance of descents and ascents, presenting you with captivating views and cultural encounters. Ghandruk, at an altitude of 2001 meters, welcomes you with its traditional charm. You get to explore the traditional Gurung houses, culture, and lifestyle in Ghandruk. Overnight stay in Ghandruk. 

  • Max Altitude:820m
  • Time:5-6 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner
  • Transport:Private Transport

On the final day of your journey, you'll trek back to Nayapul, reliving the experiences of the past days as you bid farewell to the mountains. From Nayapul, a drive takes you back to the vibrant city of Pokhara, where you can reflect on the journey and explore the lakeside city. Overnight stay in Pokhara. 

Route Map

Khopra Danda Trek - 9 Days map

Cost Details

Cost Includes
  • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
  • 3 standard meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners) during the trek
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • The best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Himalayan Recreation’s experienced, government-licensed, English-speaking trekking guide during the trip.
  • Porter services and supportive staff (1 porter = 2 trekkers).
  • All costs of staff, which include food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicines,
  • Duffel bag use while trekking, Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • Pokhara to Beni by Local bus and Nayapul to Pokhara by private transports
  • The required Annapurna Conservation Area Permit fee and TIMS Fee
  • First-aid medicine Kit
  • Farewell dinner with a cultural show in a fine restaurant on the last day.
  • Government taxes and office service charges
Cost Excludes
  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal travel insurance, which covers emergency rescue and evacuation,
  • Personal Trekking equipment or expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks and beverages
  • Tips for trekking Guides and Porters (tipping is expected)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section

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Know Before You Go

The Basic Types of Equipment Checklists for Trekking:

In Kathmandu and Pokhara, you can rent or buy trekking equipment. Our guide can help you rent or buy at a lower price.

  •   Sleeping Bag
  •   Sun hat or scarf
  •   Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  •   Sunglasses
  •   Sun protection cream
  •   Gloves
  •   Camera
  •   Basic First Aid Kit
  •   Down vest and/or jacket
  •   Raincoat
  •   Water bottles
  •   Trekking shoes
  •   Thick and thin both type of socks
  •   Warm clothes
  •   Tissue and Toilet papers
  •   Toothbrush/paste
  •   Large plastic bags—to keep items dry inside the trek bag
  • Towel etc…..

Extras Equipment:

  •    Binoculars
  •    Reading book
  •    Travel game, i.e. chess, card, etc
  •    Swimming customs

Free Airport Pick-up and drop-off Service

During the Mohare Danda Khopra Trekking, you will get free airport pick-up and drop-off services. This ensures a hassle-free start and end to your journey. We will be picking you up during your arrival time and also dropping you off for your departure.

Luggage and Storage Facility

During the trek, if you have any extra main luggage, that can be securely stored at your hotel in Pokhara or the starting point. It's advisable to pack only what you need for the trek to minimize weight and ensure comfort during your journey.

Also, if you hire a porter for the trek, keep in mind that a single porter can carry a weight of 25 kg, which is to be shared by two trekkers.

Mode of Transportation 

The trek itinerary typically involves a combination of road transportation and trekking. You'll start your journey with a drive from Pokhara to the trek starting point, Beni, by local bus. After completing the trek, you'll return to Nayapul and then drive back to Pokhara in a private vehicle.

Best Time for the Khopra Trek

The best times for the Khopra Trek are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather, clear skies, and moderate temperatures, providing ideal conditions for trekking.

Spring offers you vibrant rhododendron blooms throughout the trail, while autumn offers stunning mountain views with clear blue skies. It is highly recommended that you avoid trekking during the monsoon season (June to August) due to heavy rainfall and potentially slippery trails. There are also chances of landslides in some areas during this time.

As for winter, the high altitude can be very cold with heavy snowfall, and some sections of the trail can be blocked. Thus, you need to make the preparations accordingly.

Accommodation During the Khopra Danda Route

Accommodation along the Khopra Danda route varies, offering a mix of community lodges, teahouses, and homestays. These options provide you with comfortable and basic facilities, including clean rooms, shared bathrooms, communal dining areas, and warm hospitality.

Staying in community-run accommodations also allows you to directly contribute to the local economy and experience the authentic lifestyle of the region. At high altitudes, there might not be electricity and WiFi facilities, as those are remote areas. Overall, the accommodations you will get during this journey are simple but comfortable.

Food and Drinking Water for the Khopra Mohare Danda Trek Package

You will have three meals a day during the trek. Throughout the trek, you'll have access to meals at the lodges and teahouses. The menus typically offer a variety of local and international dishes, providing nutrition for your journey.

For lunch and dinner, you can have options like noodles, rice, vegetables, and more, along with the most-eaten meal, which is Dal Bhat, which is a combination of rice, lentils, and soup with a few other side dishes. You can also enjoy dishes such as fries, pasta, and pizza, depending on the location.

While tap water is not recommended for drinking directly, bottled water and purified water are available for purchase along the trail. It's important to stay hydrated and follow proper hygiene practices to ensure a healthy trekking experience. Thus, we suggest you carry a purification tablet or a reusable filter water bottle.

Permits Required for the Khopra Trek

To complete the Khopra trekking, you'll need two permits:

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit: The cost of the permit differs according to Trekker's nationality, and it costs USD 30 per person for foreign nationals, while for SAARC nationals, it costs USD 10 per person.
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card: The cost of this permit also varies according to Trekkers' nationality. For foreign nationals, it costs USD 20 per person, while for SAARC nationals, it is USD 10 per person.

Tipping culture during the Trip

Tipping is a common practice in Nepal's trekking industry to show appreciation for good service. While it is not mandatory, it's a thoughtful gesture to tip guides and porters.

An average tip can range from a few dollars to around 10% of the trek cost, depending on your satisfaction with the services provided.

Useful information and tips for the Khopra Mohare Danda Trekking Package:

  • Before the trek, get engaged in regular cardiovascular and strength-building exercises to enhance your fitness.
  • Pack comfortable trekking attire, sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, and rain gear suitable for varying weather conditions.
  • Stay hydrated, ascend gradually, and listen to your guide's advice throughout the trek.
  • Respect local customs, traditions, and etiquette when interacting with villagers.
  • Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities, medical emergencies, and evacuation if needed.
  • Follow the principles of "Leave No Trace" by properly disposing of waste, respecting wildlife, and minimizing your impact on the environment.
  • Enjoy the trek fully by taking in every moment.

Booking the Khopra Danda Tour with Himalayan Recreation

When booking your Khopra Danda Tour with Himalayan Recreation, you're choosing a reliable and experienced trekking agency. Our expert guides, well-planned itineraries, comfortable accommodations, and a commitment to safety ensure that you will have the best time.

For payment, there are several methods you can use, like inter-banking and online platforms. If you have any confusion, you can directly contact us, as we stay online 24/7 to make your booking process easier.

Last-Minute Booking for the Mohare Dada Trek

If you're considering a last-minute booking for the Mohare Dada Trek, reach out to Himalayan Recreation for availability and assistance. While planning in advance is recommended, we also offer last-minute treks, ensuring you still have a well-organized and enjoyable trekking experience.

Responsible Travel to the Khopra Trek with Himalayan Recreation

Himalayan Recreation promotes responsible travel practices to minimize the impact on the environment and contribute positively to local communities. By choosing us, you're supporting sustainable tourism initiatives to preserve the natural beauty of the region.

With the right preparation, reliable choices, and guidance, you'll be able to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Annapurna region, creating lasting memories and contributing to the local communities.

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