Khopra Danda Trek

Khopra Ridge with Dhaulagiri in the background Khopra Ridge with Dhaulagiri in the background (photo credit)

The Khopra Danda (danda means ridge) trek was only established as a teahouse trek a few years ago. While it is located closely to the Poon Hill area, the trekking experience is vastly different: the mountain views are better, the trails are a lot less busy and you get to stay in community lodges AND help the locals (profit goes back to the local community.)

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 2 Take a bus to Pokhara.
Day 3 Travel to Tatopani (1190m) by bus via Beni.
Day 4 Trek to Paudwar in around 3 hours.
Day 5 Trek to Khopra Danda (3660m, 5 hours)
Day 6 Visit Khayer Lake (4600m) and go back to Khopra Danda in a long day.
Day 7 We take the high trail to Bayeli (3-4 hrs) if it's snow free. Otherwise the low trail will be used (6-7 hours).
Day 8 Trek to Tadapani (2710m, 7-8 hours).
Day 9 Trek to Ghandruk (1990m) in 2-3 hours.
Day 10 Take a bus back to Pokhara, or continue on to Chhomrong (2210m) for Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 11 Take a bus back to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Day 12 Transfer to the international airport.
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