khopra danda trek

Khopra Danda (Ridge) Trek

8 Days. 4660m.

Trip Highlights

Highlights of the Trek: 

  • Panoramic and closed views of Annapurna Mountain Ranges
  • Experience the gorgeous sunrise from Poon Hill View Point
  • Picturesque villages, experiencing the lifestyle and culture of the Gurung and Magar people
  • Swim in the hot springs of Tatopani – the perfect place for sore muscles!
  • The most beautiful and tranquil Khayer Lake
  • Scenic mountain flight to and from Pokhara
  • Walking through Rhododendron forest, which is in full bloom in the Spring

Trip Overview

Khopra Danda (Ridge) Trekking is one of the least explored trekking destinations in Nepal.

It is located south of the Annapurna Ranges. And it features stunning views of snow-capped mountains. It exposures to various ethnicities of the region such as the Gurung and Magar village communities.

This Trek is often compared to its neighboring destination Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. However, regarding altitude, It rises to an elevation of 3,640m whereas Poon Hill is located at 3,210m. This trek is ideal for a family with children and absolute beginners as the trails are made properly and easy to walk on.

Although This trek is a little bit difficult, It offers the perfect view of snow-capped peaks and green hills. It includes terraced fields, pasturelands, and beautiful cultural villages. The trip begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara with mesmerizing views of massive mountains. Tikhedunga to Ghorepani Deurali starts the actual trekking. This trek is an excellent way to become familiar with the joys of trekking and experience with the local people.

It is a great time to trek the spring season. because there are many different colors of Rhododendron flowers blooming in the deep forest. Rhododendron flower is the national flower of Nepal which also plays an important role in natural beauty.

There are 2 different viewpoints for a panorama view of Mt.Dhaulagiri range with Tukche peak, Dhampus peak, and  Mt.Nilgiri also. Poonhill tower also could see from the Khopra Danda.

On day 3 and Day 5 early morning is a very important time to wake up with beautiful Himalayas of Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri range. It is worth doing the trek of the life which give you an unforgettable holiday of Nepal.

We are a local trekking agency in Nepal so please feel free to contact us by writing an email to know more in details.


Outline Itinerary

Day 01. Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight 20 minutes to 30 minutes and drive to Nayapul 1.5hrs and walk 4 hrs to Tikhedunga 14 95m.

Day 02. Tikhedunga to Ghorepani Deurali 2855m. 5-6 hrs walk.

Day 03. Ghorepani Deurali early morning hike to Poonhill 3210m45 minutes to 1 hrs walk and back to Hotel take breakfast and continue to walk to Swanta 4 hrs.

Day 04. Swanta to  Khopra Danda3650m. 6 to 7 hrs uphill walk.

Day 05. Khopra Danda to Khayer lake hike 7 to 8 hrs 4660m and walk back to Khopra Danda.

Day 06. Khopra Danda to Tatopani 5-6 hrs walk.1250m.

Day 07. Tatopani after breakfast enjoy Hotspring bath and  take jeep to Pokhara.

Day 08. Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus or flight.

Equipment List

Equipment List


1 pair strong mountain /hiking boots
1 Sleeping bag(comfortable to -10C)
1 Medium/Large rucksack/backpack
1 Down Jacket/all weather Anorak
1 Light water & windproof jacket
1 Pair waterproof gaiters/ overtrouser
1 or 2 1-litre water bottles.
1 Inner sleeping sheet.
1 Torch/Flashlight and spare bastteries.
2 Long sleeve cotton shirts
1 Medium sized towel
1 Washing kit:Inlude personal toiletries,Talcum power
Moleskin for blisters
Toilet paper
Bio degradable soap/shampoo
Any personal medication
1 Pair shorts.
1 Fleece/warm sweater
1 Pair sports shoes/sandals
2 Pair lightweight trousers
1 Sweatshirt/light sweater
2 T-shirts
1 Small day pack
2 Pairs light socks
3 Pairs heavy wool socks
1 cotton Headscarf/bandanna
1 Warm hat/Gloves(waterproof)
1Sunglasses and sunhat
1 Money belt
Underwear(including thermals)
3/4 Plastic bags for wrapping clothes
Water purification tablets/solution(Preferably Iodine)
Sun-block(30-50 SPF)

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