- Best high route view point of the world's 3 of above 8000m mountains Mount Dhaulagiri, Mount Manaslu and Mount Annapurna 1st with several eye catching peaks between 6000-7500m peaks.
- Experience the high route adventure, touch the dream destination Khayer lake and explore the foothill of Mount Annapurna 1st and Annapurna south.
- Explore the Yak and Sheep pasture land, look the world's deepest Kaligandaki river gorge and love the beautiful flora and fauna.
- Visit the beautiful villages, respect their culture and hospitality, explore their rice field, walk on the rocky path ups and down and eat and sleep at the mountain hill side
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Situated just on the foothill of the world’s first climbed mountain Mount Annapurna 1st, (8091m), and also the most attractive Mount Annapurna south (7219m), Khopra Danda or Khopra ridge and also called Khayer lake trek is a part of the famous Annapurna region trekking zone. This trek begins after an hour drive from the lake city Pokhara to Nayapool and finished it after a week hiking to Ghorepani Poon Hill, Khopra ridge, Khayer lake and finally the beautiful Gurung cultural village Ghandruk then drive back to Pokhara.
Khopra Danda trek is a complete Himalayan package for seeing the conjure images of the Mountains including the world’s 7th, 8th and 9th highest peak Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mount Manaslu (8163m) and Mount Annapurna 1st (8091m), with several 6000-7500m peaks. The Khayer lake (4660m) is on the foothill of the attractive Mount Annapurna south which is the most attractive holy lake where 100 of 1000 of locals goes there and worship the Goddess Kali every year in Bhadra Janae Purnima, and they believe that the Goddess Kali fulfill their desire what they offer.
Khopra danda trek is not only display the snowy mountains and peaks, this trek is equally the best for nature lover, high route hiker and perfect holiday destination for adventure photographer. This trek is inside of the Annapurna conservation area project where you can see the variety of flora and fauna and also the Yak and Sheep pasture land. Many trekkers choose Khopra Danda trek than the famous Annapurna Base Camp trek because of its outstanding sceneries of the Himalayas
Khopra Danda Trekking Informations
Khopra Danda is the real journey in the Himalayas of Annapurna region in Nepal which is situated at 4665 meter above the sea level. This is an adventure Himalayan trail and the best view point of the world’s 7th highest peak Mount Dhaulagiri and surrounding vistas. This trekking route is on the foothill of the famous Mount Annapurna south and the world’s first climbed peak Mount Annapurna 1st. Many trekkers go Khopra danda trekking and they just attempt Khopra Ridge or Khopra Danda then move another site. But our company always focus to hiking Khayer lake which is really the real adventure and also the amazing view point of the gigantic Himalayas, beautiful villages specially the world’s deepest gorge Kaligandaki river valley. Before heading to Khopra Danda trekking, it is better to know about the detailed information which is listed below:
Khopra Danda Trekking Cost
The Khopra danda trekking cost is depending on the services and period of time. Our company takes U$$1110/ per person for 11 days programs and that is included 3 night hotel in Pokhara with bed and breakfast, all transportations according to our itinerary, full board services for our guest while trekking including breakfast, lunch, dinner and bed with 3-5 cups of tea or coffee, Guide and necessary crew staffs for guest, staffs salary, foods, accommodations, insurance, transportations, 1 day sightseeing around Pokhara Valley, duffle waterproof bag pack for guest, Sleeping bag and stick if needed but that is refundable, and finally welcome and farewell dinner.
Khopra Danda trekking equipment
Khopra danda trekking is altitudinally not so high than the established trekking route such as Annapurna circuit, Manaslu circuit and Everest base camp but this is also on the foothill of the world’s youngest mountain Mount Annapurna 1st, and also the high hill of the world’s deepest gorge Kaligandaki. So, this trekking is equally cold as the tough trekking destination in Nepal. So, we are trying to collect some list for trekking equipment specially for Khopra danda trek, these are listed below:
Trekking bag and Day bag, Trekking boot, sport shoes and saddle for your accommodation places, 2-3 pairs of good quality socks, 2-3 pieces of trousers, T-shirts, good quality thermal, fleece jacket, super down jacket at least -20-degree, Gore-Tex jacket, hand gloves, sticks, good quality sleeping bag, hat, first aid kit, some dry foods, headlight, suns and cold creams, a small knife and normally daily uses things.
Best Time/Seasons for Khopra danda trekking
For its perfect Himalayan scenery, distance visibility and friendly temperature, we categories Khopra danda trekking in two perfect seasons and month they are March-May in Spring and October to Mid-December. March is very earlier to trek in Khopra danda but the Himalayan sceneries are perfect. April and May are the best seasons for seeing the gigantic mountains and also the colorful flowers specially the national flower Rhododendron with so lovely flora and faunas. September is also perfect month to trek in Khopra danda in autumn but if you want to planning to see the entire scenery then choose October to Mid-December for soaring views of the gigantic mountains, peaks and naturally green valleys around.
Foods and Accommodations in Khopra Danda Trekking
Khopra Danda trekking is also a part of the well-established Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking and Annapurna Base Camp trekking. So, the accommodations are equally same as Annapurna base camp site. You get very neat and clean but normal 2 bed in a room with out-side bathroom. You get the blanket almost of the places but it is better to carry your own. If you are single and solo trekkers, you should have to share the room sometime. The foods are equally the same as Annapurna region trekking. You get the menu just in front of your table and you can choose from there what you want to take. You get the menu for Lunch and dinner like same such as you can get Mo:Mo’s, spaghetti with tomato Sauce or cheese, Macaroni with cheese or tomato Sause, Pizza items, spring role, Noodle soups, Potato items, and finally The Nepali thali set called Dal-Bhat power 24 hour. For breakfast, set breakfast is very famous but that is expensive too. You can take plain chapati, toast, Tibetan bread, boiled eggs, scramble eggs, egg omelets, Mushy with fruits and milk, porridge with milk, pancake and some other varieties. The butter, jam and honey are common and you get if you order for your tasty breakfast and also tea and coffee are common everywhere. But we personally not require the meat items, spicy and oily items and milk items while trekking in the mountain side because of expired uses and stale for distance carried.
How difficulty is Khopra Danda Trekking?
Khopra danda trekking is like a spring water in the Himalayas. How fresh you are, you can enjoy a lot. The journey is not a quest to reach the destination, it is the ego and power which helps to touch your goal and the power comes from the good physical fitness. If you want to make your journey like as a morning sun shining in the gigantic mountains and peaks, keep your health perfect for accept your challenge at the rocky path ascend and descend, then the journey does not disturb you to touch your goal.
The above itinerary is modifiable according to your request, cost will be also calculated if the itinerary is changed. If you want to take some additional activities – that is self payable such as mountain flight in Everest region– Helicopter tour in Annapurna Base Camp- Tandem paragliding – Bungee jumping – Ultralight or Jeep flier – the cost may also be affected due to the number of guest – if you have some questions or wants to change the itinerary – feel free to contact us by e-mail or call us anytime and every time. Be the honest while walking in the rocky cliffs because climb up challenges to walk but descend requires more concentration on your walking path. Be friendly every time with the guide and porters because if you have some problems then they can be helping you to solve your problem. Thank you.
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