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Khopra trek

Trip Facts

13 days,
Trip Destination:
Khopra Danda(3660 mtr)
Program Type:
Tea house lodges base,
Max. Altitude:
3660 mtr,
Minimum Pax:
Walking and sight trip,
Start Trip:
End Trip:
Local base hotel and lodges,
Tourist Bus and private car/van/jeep,
Per Day Walking:
3 to 7 hours,
Trip Grade:
Khopra trek


The Khopra trek is located in Annapurna region and it is relatively peaceful trekking. This Tranquil trekking path provides you an immense opportunity of Remarkable views of Towering Mountains including World’s 7th highest peak Mt. Dhaulagiri, Similarly Annapurna South, Fang, and stunning Nilgiri Mountain.

Khopra trek is also known as a Khopra Ridge trek, Khopra community trek, Khopra Danda trek all these names indicate the same trekking route takes you to the paradise top of Khopra. The major attraction of this trek is to explore the Khire lake as it is holy lake we belief and indescribable Himalayan vistas.

Our trekking to Khopra ridge begins from Kathmandu after day sightseeing trip around the valley and next, we take a Bus or flight to Pokhara after we drive all the way to Syauli bazaar and we start the trek, the trekking route is wide and safe goes through the local village Ghandruk and some dense forest. We continue the trek follows the popular trekking route until Tadapani we then leave the main trekking route (Ghorepani Ghandruk trek). After passing Tadapani we will have to walk in the remote trails through the forest and we stay at Community lodge running by Local people. After the khopra trek, you get to know about Different heritage, massif magical landscapes, Village culture and experience of remote area trek.

Best of Khopra Trek:

  • Wake up early in the morning for a beautiful sunrise over a Dhaulagiri range and the Annapurna range
  • Stay at a teahouse with local people,
  • Watch the yaks come to pasture
  • Descending through all different types of villages on your way down to Tatopani after Khopra ridge,
  • Day hike to Khayer Lake, a sacred lake to the bottom of Annapurna South (7219 meters),
  • Gurung's and Magar's typical villages and their real way to live,

Short Khopra Trek itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara,

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul than trek to Ghandruk(1850m)

Day 04: Ghandruk to Tadapani(2600m/ 8530ft),

Day 05: Trek to Bayli Kharka (3450m/11318ft)

Day 06: Bayali Kharka to Upper Chistibung(2,950m/ 9678ft)

Day 07: Trek to Khopra Ridge (Khopra Danda)(3660m/11811ft)

Day 08: Night walks around Khopra Danda.

Day 09: Khopra Danda to Swanta (2400m/7874ft)

Day 10: Trek from swanta to Ghorepani(2820m/ 9251ft)

Day 11: Hike to Poon hill(3210m/ 10531ft) than trek to hille Thikhedunga(1560m/ 5118ft)

Day 12; Trek from Hille to Nayapul(1075m/ 3526ft) & drive to Pokhara(850m/ 2788ft)

Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu.

Day 14: Departure


DAY 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu and prepare for the trekking,

Safe holiday adventure Pvt. Ltd will provide Private vehicles to pickups you from Airport to your Hotel. Our airport representative will be waiting for you at the airport with your name. As you provided us the time you are landing in Kathmandu.

DAY 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara Drive,

We begin our day early in the morning at 7 am from Kathmandu Jamal. It is 200 km west drive from Kathmandu passing many zigzag trails but on Prithibi highway. It is a lovely scenic bus ride along truly river and terrace field. The bus will stop twice a time before we reach Pokhara for food and Restroom because it is not that long distance drive but it is not wide road takes 7 hours to reach in Pokhara.

DAY 03: Private car/jeep drive to Nayapul than trek to Ghandruk(1850m)

After we take breakfast in Pokhara hotel we will get our private transport to Nayapul(107m) which is 42 km and takes 1.15 minute than we begin our walk for the first day. We will follow the Nayapul bazaar to the east side after we step out from the Car/Jeep. It is lovely deep valley we going to follow and Modi River to the side as well as beautiful Himalaya farming. This day after drive we just walk about 4 hours passing, rivers, terrace field and farming, Mountain View, traditional houses, and villagers. Overnight at Ghandruk.

DAY 04: Ghandruk to Tadapani(2660m),

We begin our day after breakfast at Ghandruk. today we only walk about 3 hours through the Rhododendron forest, and unbelievable landscapes.

Day 05: Trek from Tadapani village to Bayli Kharka (3450m)-7 hrs walk

Today we will leave our main trail of Annapurna leads you to Ghorepani and we will follow the small trail towards the Rhododendron Forest. We continue walking up the hill through the forest and we reach Water buffalo pastures. The peaceful environment and forest walk is just really cool walking than we pass all forest area and recently we can see a magnificent mountain panorama. We will stop for lunch before Bayli Kharka and we continue walking up to small pass than downhill easy walk to Byali Kharaka. It is really peaceful small settlement area where we will spend one night.

Day 06: Bayali Kharka to Upper Chistibung(2,950m)- 4 to 5 hours

We take our early breakfast before 8 am in the same lodge where we slept last night than we begin our day journey following the open ground trail going down to Chistibung.it is a small place where we will take our lunch then we walk still in to the forest following the gradual ascending trail and need to pass some buffalo grazing pressures than we reach Upper Chistibung. It is where we will spend one night in the community lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Chistibung to Khopra Danda (Khopra Danda)(3660m)-5 to 6 hrs walk

Today we will have to make a steady climb to reach Khopra Danda. We will take our breakfast and follow the small trail leads you above the tree line. In this are you might see some wild animals such as Himalayan Thar (Mountain Goat), Danfe (Pheasant). We kindly requested to you to go very slow in this part because of altitude and steep uphill and also you can take a rest whenever you feel tired. Today by lunchtime we will be in Khopra Danda already than we can get your accommodation. It is such a wonderful ridge to explore so many mountains including Annapurna south(7219m) which is really close only 6 km away from Khopra ridge and also there are another many mountain views. The best part of the day is there when you reach Khopra ridge because you can see a very close view of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Kali Gandaki valley. Overnight in Khopra danda Community Lodge.

Day 08: Sight walks around Khopra Danda.

Today we have two options for fit trekkers and other trekkers. There is beautiful Khair-lake(4600m), where only fit trekkers used to go because it is 9 to 10 hrs walk to go and back and there is no tea house, nothing in between. So we only recommend you to go if you are perfectly fit.

There is also a great sight walking destination for the day called Thanti(4210m), it takes about 6 hours to go and back to Khopra ridge. At Thanti, there are some Yak herders to stay during monsoon which is just natural. Khair lake is a pilgrims site where many Hindu people go there to celebrate Hindu’s festival Janaipurnima, it comes each year in July-August. There will be so many people at this festival time and they spent 2 night over there. They use Yak herders to sleep. It is a beautiful place. Overnight in Khopra Danda.

Day 09: Khopra Danda to Swanta (2400m)-5 to 6 hrs walk

Today we start the day after breakfast again and we will take a small trail going through the ridge of hillside.we going to follow the same trail we took way up till Chistibung than we will ascend to Swansea. It is where we will spend one night.

Day 10: Trek from Swanta to Ghorepani(2820m)- 6hrs walk

We have to follow the trail again which is going steeply downhill through the farming, suspension bridge, and some Villages after that we will follow the trail which is connecting to Chitre village which is massif Magar and Poon village. The walking trail will be steeply up now after passing Chitre village on the stone made steps till Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a popular trekking area where we met such an insane mountain panorama. overnight at Ghorepani Lodge.

Day 11: Hike to Poonhill than trek to Hille Thikhedunga(1560m)- 5hrs walk

We begin our walk really early for an hour hike up to Poonhill without our big bag pack. It is an hour steep walking than we will reach poon hilltop. The view from there will be spectacular and all around from your standing point. After the Poonhill hike we go back to the hotel to get our bag and breakfast than we descend to Hille. We just follow the main trail through the Rhododendron forest. we will pass Nange that after 1 hour descends from Ghorepani than one by one Banthati, Ulleri, and Hille. Hille is a beautiful farming area where many Gurung people used to live. Overnight at Hille Thikhedunga.

Day 12; Trek from Hille to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara(850m)-3hrs walk and 1.30minute drive

It is our last walking day and also it is a really easy walking day. We just follow the wide off-road gradually descend about 3 hours then we will reach Nayapul which is next to Baglung High way. We will take a private transport from Nayapul to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu.

We will take a fresh and healthy breakfast in Pokhara hotel than we will take tourist standard bus to Kathmandu. It is about 7 hrs drive via Prithibi highway. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 14: Departure

On time as you have your flight from Nepal to your hometown or your next destination, I will provide a private car/jeep to drop you to Kathmandu TIA airport. Thank you for your wonderful behave and hope to see you in the future.

Whats Included?

Service Includes

  • Trekking permit and TIMS (Trekking information management system) card, 
  • Full Board Plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation,) during the trek, 
  • 2-night Hotel in Kathmandu and 2-night hotel in Pokhara
  •  An experienced licensed holder Guide and required porters, Food, drinks, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, and local tax for guide and porters, 
  • Transportation by Tourist standard bus, TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System), 
  • All government and local tax, Airports pick up and drop.  

Service Excludes

  • Your Travel Insurance Nepal entry Visa fees International Airfare and Airport Tax, 
  • Your Travel Insurance,
  • Drinks and main meals in cities, 
  • Tips for guide and porter after the success of a trip. 

Essential Infos



Giusy Bertolotto

Giusy Bertolotto Aug 1, 2012

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

The trip to Nepal was a great experience.  I organized the tour (10 days) with Santosh Gauli . Very good flexibility on his part to change the program to suit our needs (both of time and things to see). Santosh welcomed us at the airport and we have always followed the best. I was really happy for his organization of all the pro ... Read More

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