Khopra Danda Trek Itinerary
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight and drive to Ghandruk by jeep 3-4 hrs (1,940m) overnight at lodge.
Day 3: Ghandruk to Tadapani (2,680m).
Day 4: Tadapani to Bayeli Kharka (3,450m.) 6 to 7 hrs.
Day 5: Bayeli Kharka to Upper Chistibung (2,950m) 5 to 6 hrs.
Day 6: Chistibung to Kopra Ridge (Khopra Danda) (3,660m.) 6 to 7 hrs.
Day 7: Trek from Khopra Ridge to Swanta (2,400m) 5 to 6 hrs.
Day 8: Trek from Swanta to Ghorepani 5-6 hrs.
Day 9: Hike to Poon Hill early morning and Trek to Ulleri same day drive back to Pokhara.
Day 10 Free time in the morning and flight to Kathmandu in the afternoon.
Day 11: Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 12 Final Departure.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu:
You will be welcomed on Tribhuvan International Airport by our representative. He/she will take you to your hotel where you will rest for the day. Later in the evening, you will meet with your guide and other team members. You will stroll on the vibrant streets of Thamel and end your day with traditional welcome dinner and cultural dance. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 02 Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight and drive to Ghandruk by jeep 3-4 hrs (1,940m) overnight at lodge:
After having breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Pokhara. The flight will be short and present you scenic views of hills, rivers, forests, and snow-capped mountains. Upon reaching Pokhara, you will begin your drive towards Ghandruk in a private jeep. During the drive, you will see beautiful views of terraced fields and alpine vegetation. Overnight in Ghandruk.
Day 03 Ghandruk to Tadapani (2,680m) 3-4 hrs:
You will begin ascending through Deurali, and then trek through beautiful rhododendron forests. Further, you will walk to a small pass to reach Tadapani settlement. The trail is going to be gorgeous and you will get to see the wonderful landscape during the trek. Moreover, if you are trekking during the Spring then, you will see hills covered with bloomed rhododendrons. You will stay overnight in a lodge.
Day 04 Tadapani to Bayeli Kharka (3,450m.) 6 to 7 hrs:
Leaving Tadapani behind, you will leave the main trail and trek on an off-beaten path. The trail goes through one of the isolated regions of Annapurna. You will trek through lush forests of oak and rhododendron and ascend along the tree line to reach a ridge. From here, the trail will take you to Bayeli Kharka where you will stop for the night. On the way, you will see a stunning view of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), the seventh highest mountain in the world.
Day 05 Bayeli Kharka to Upper Chistibung (2,950m) 5 to 6 hrs:
Today, you will ascend on a grassy slope and trek through rich pasturelands. on the way, you will get to see herders huts and their animal's Dzos, which is a crossbreed of cow and yak. You can also see colorful Danphe pheasants (the national bird of Nepal) and Himalayan Thars on the grassy ridges high above the trail. You will reach Upper Chistibung where you will stay for the night.
Day 06 Chistibung to Kopra Ridge (Khopra Danda) (3,660m.) 6 to 7:
After having breakfast, you will ascend gradually through alpine meadows and pasturelands. As you will trek further, you will get to see a glimpse of Annapurna South at a far distant. You will ascend all the way up to the Khopra Ridge where you will stay for the night. After reaching Khopra Ridge, you will get to see superb views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), and Mt. Fang (7,647 m). You will descend a little bit to a viewpoint to see the world's largest gorge, Kali Gandaki Gorge. Overnight in the lodge.
Day 07 Trek from Khopra Ridge to Swanta (2,400m) 5 to 6 hours:
Today, you will begin trekking towards the Swanta village. You will trek through terraced farmlands and small traditional houses. On the way, you will get to see beautiful views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (867 m) and picturesque landscape. Upon reaching Swanta village, you will freshen up and visit a primary school and explore the village. Overnight in the lodge.
Day 08 Trek from Swanta to Ghorepani 5-6 hrs:
Leaving the Swanta village behind, you will join the main trail of Ghorepani. The trail will be quite crowded than before and goes through a forested path. On the way, you will get to see the beautiful view of the landscape. Upon reaching Ghorepani, you will move to your lodge. You will spend the rest of the day by exploring the village and eating the local foods. Overnight in the lodge.
Day 09 Hike to Poon Hill early morning and Trek to Ulleri same day drive back to Pokhara:
You will wake up early in the morning and begin hiking towards the Poon Hill 1 hrs uphill Upon reaching Poon Hill, you will get to see one of the best sunrises of your life with the backdrop of the Himalayan mountain chain. After spending some time, you will return back to Ghorepani downhill takes only 30 minutes, have breakfast and begin your trek towards Ulleri 4 hrs. You will have lunch at Ulleri from where you will take a jeep to drive towards Pokhara 2-3 hrs. You will be taken to your hotel where you will rest for the day. In the evening, you will do boating on the lovely Fewa Lake and also get to see natural beauty of Pokahara and panoramic mountain view Overnight in the hotel.
Day 10 Free time in the morning and flight to Kathmandu in the afternoon:
You will have free time in the morning. Later, you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will be taken to your hotel, and the rest of the day is leisure for you. You can relax or explore the nearby areas on your own. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 11 Sightseeing in Kathmandu:
Today, you will go on the guided sightseeing tour. You will visit Pashupatinath Temple, which is one of the holiest temples of Hindus. From here, you will visit the largest stupa of Nepal, Boudhanath Stupa and then drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Here, you will get to see art and architecture from the medieval period of time. In the evening, you will have a delicious farewell dinner with the crew. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 12 Final Departure:
You will be transferred to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back to your home.