Alias to the Annapurna Dhaulagiri Trek, Khopra Danda Short Trek is one of the trekking packages of the Annapurna Region. This trek gets us closer to the Dhaulagiri Mountain and the Annapurna Massif. This trek to the Khopra Danda takes us through many of the most scenic places of the country. The team of the Ganga Jamuna Treks will take on an adventurous journey in the Annapurna Region to experience the mostly untouched path of the Dhaulagiri peak.
Khopra Danda Trek starts with a drive to sightseeing tour of the city of temples. We will explore the world heritage of the Kathmandu Valley. We will then visit the lake city of Pokhara and further drive to the village of Nayapul. From there, the real trek starts. We will move up and down the villages to get to the Khopra Danda. The major attractions are definitely the great landscape views of the Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna mountains. We will also be able to view the Machhapuchhre and several other unnamed peaks. We will be able to experience the hospitality and culture of the Nepalese people through this trek.
Annapurna Dhaulagiri Trek can be made longer or shorter according to your timeline. If you want no changes in our default package, the trek can be completed within 11 days. The fitness level required is fairly fit and this region can be visited during the months of March to May and September to November.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (TIA) 1350m. Overnight at hotel
Day 02:Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trip preparation. Overnight at hotel
Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and hike to Ghandruk. Overnight at tea house
Day 04:Ghandruk to Tadapani. Overnight at tea house
Day 05:Tadapani to Upper Chitsibung. Overnight at tea house
Day 06:Upper Chitsibung to Khopra Danda Ridge. Overnight at tea house
Day 07:Explore Khopra Danda. Overnight at tea house
Day 08:Khopra Danda to Tatopani. Overnight at tea house
Day 09:Drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel
Day 10:Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel
Day 11:Final Departure
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (TIA) 1350m. Overnight at hotelOur representative will greet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and guide you to your hotel room. There, you will freshen up and explore the surroundings in the meantime. In the evening, you will be welcomed in a small dinner hosted by the company, where you will be briefed about the trek. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trip preparation. Overnight at hotelToday, we will explore the UNESCO listed world heritage sites of the Kathmandu Valley. We will be visiting the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath with an experienced guide. In the evening, we will prepare for the trek. Overnight at a teahouse
Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and hike to Ghandruk. Overnight at tea houseAfter breakfast, we will drive to the beautiful lake city of Pokhara. We will get through the high hills with beautiful panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains. From Pokhara, we will drive towards the village of Nayapul and then start our trek to get to the scenic village of Ghandruk. We will get through the paved path of Birenthanti and Syauli Bazar to get there. Ghandruk has one of the most breathtaking views in this entire region. Overnight at tea house
Day 04Ghandruk to Tadapani. Overnight at tea houseWe will ascent through the green lush forest of pine and rhododendron to get to the village of Tadapani. We will be able to view panoramic scenes of the Dhaulagiri and the Machhapuchhre Mountain along the way. Overnight at tea house.
Day 05Tadapani to Upper Chitsibung. Overnight at tea houseAll the way up through the rhododendron and pine forest to get to Dobato. We will have lunch there and get going all the way down to Chitsibung. From there, we will climb up to the upper part of the village. Overnight at tea house.
Day 06Upper Chitsibung to Khopra Danda Ridge. Overnight at tea houseToday, we will arrive at our main destination. We will climb up slowly and steadily on a narrow trail to get to the Khopra Ridge. The Ridge shows us great views of the Annapurna, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and other unnamed peaks. We will also see the Gandaki River racing beneath us. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 07Explore Khopra Danda. Overnight at tea houseWe will view the sun rising up above the huge mountains and lighting the village below us. Today, we will explore the village around the Ridge. We can visit Khayar Lake or also visit the village of Thanti with some temples. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 08Khopra Danda to Tatopani. Overnight at tea houseGet a good glimpse of the landscape views and walk downhill to get to the village of Tatopani. The walk is mostly in a managed path. We will relax and enjoy the hot springs at Tatopani. Overnight at tea house.
Day 09Drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotelWe will get back to the lake city of Pokhara with a short drive on the Beni-Jomsom Road to get duly on the Pokhara-Baglung Highway. Overnight at Pokhara.
Day 10Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotelAfter breakfast, we will drive back to the capital city of Kathmandu in an 8 hours drive along the hills of the country.
Day 11Final Departure One of our representatives will escort you to the sole international airport and we bid you adieu.