Khopra Danda and Khayer Lake Trek

11 Days
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Moderate
  • Myagdi
  • Adventure/Active
  • 12+
  • Private and Group
  • Fully Guided
  • Instant Booking
  • 4827m
  • March-May and Sep-Nov

Overview

Are you looking for a new adventure in the beautiful country of Nepal? Look no further than the Khopra Danda trek.

Located in the Annapurna region, this hidden gem of a trek offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, as well as a chance to experience the unique culture and lifestyle of the local Gurung people. Khopra Danda trekking is a newly opened trek by Mahabir Poon, and also is known as the Khopra Ridge trek. Khopra Ridge offers breathtaking views of Mt Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, and Dhampus Peak as well as one of the most spectacular valleys on the Kali Gandaki River can be seen from this trek. Khayer Barahi Temple or Khayer Lake, Narchyang village, Tatopani, and Ghandruk village are the major attractions of this trek.

The trek starts in Nayapul, a short drive from Pokhara, and takes about 7-8 days to complete. The trail is well-marked and relatively easy to follow, making it a great option for trekkers of all experience levels.

One of the first highlights of the trek is the beautiful Modi Khola River, which you will cross several times as you make your way up the trail. The sound of the river rushing by is a soothing soundtrack to your journey.

As you gain altitude, you will pass through lush rhododendron forests, where you may be lucky enough to spot colorful Himalayan birds and even wild animals such as the Himalayan Thar.

One of the most spectacular highlights of the trek is the Khayer Lake, a beautiful glacial lake located at an altitude of 4,660 meters. This lake is sacred to the local people and offers a great opportunity for a cultural experience. You can take a dip in the icy cold waters or just sit and take in the serene beauty of the lake.

As you continue to trek higher, the views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges become more and more breathtaking. You will pass through small villages and get a chance to interact with the friendly locals, who are always happy to share their culture and way of life with visitors.

The final destination of the trek, Khopra Danda, offers a panoramic view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges as well as a chance to see the sunrise and sunset over the Himalayas. The view from the top is truly breathtaking, and you will feel a sense of accomplishment as you take it all in.

The Khopra Danda trek is a great option for trekkers looking for a less crowded alternative to the popular Annapurna Circuit and Base Camp treks. It offers a chance to experience the beauty and culture of the Annapurna region in a more peaceful and intimate setting. The trail is less crowded than other popular treks, and you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture, with very few tourists around.

When you are planning your trek, it is important to remember that this is a remote area and you need to be well-prepared. Make sure you have the right gear, such as warm clothing, good hiking boots, and a good quality sleeping bag. It’s also a good idea to bring a first aid kit and a water filter.

It’s also important to remember that the Khopra Danda trek is a high-altitude trek, so it’s important to take your time and acclimatize properly. You should also be in good physical shape, as the trek can be challenging at times.

In conclusion, the Khopra Danda trek is an unforgettable experience that will take you to the heart of the Annapurna region, offering beautiful mountain views, cultural experiences and a chance to escape the crowds of other popular trekking routes. If you’re looking for a new adventure in Nepal, we highly recommend the Khopra Danda trek.

The best time to trek the Khopra Danda trek with Khayer Lake is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons, when the weather is mild and the skies are clear.

Khopra Danda Kahyer lake Trek highlights

  • Stunning views of the Annapurna range: The Khopra Danda trek offers some of the best views of the Annapurna range, including Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri. The trek takes you through beautiful rhododendron forests and high-altitude passes, providing a panoramic view of the mountains.
  • Khayer Lake: One of the most popular highlights of the trek is the Khayer Lake, which is a sacred lake that is believed to have healing powers. The lake is surrounded by beautiful meadows and is a great spot for camping and enjoying the tranquility of the mountain.
  • Off the beaten path: The Khopra Danda Trek is less crowded than other treks in the Annapurna region, making it a great option for those looking for a more peaceful and unspoiled trekking experience.
  • Cultural experience: The trek takes you through traditional Gurung villages, where you can learn about the culture and lifestyle of the local people. You can visit local monasteries and observe traditional customs, and even try some delicious Gurung food.
  • Diverse Flora and Fauna: The trek takes you through beautiful rhododendron and oak forests, which is home to a variety of different bird species, and you might even spot musk deer, snow leopard, and the red panda.
  • Sunset and Sunrise view: The trek takes you to the viewpoint of Khayar danda, where you can enjoy the beautiful sunset and sunrise view over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

Itinerary

Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft.

We will on this day drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu. If we are drive early morning at around 7 am. On the way, we will pass by a lot of farm villages and cities with views of snow topped peaks.

Pokhara actually is the most well-known valleys in the southern slope of Himalayas. It hides the best of Himalayan charisma with three arresting lakes in its region- Phewa, Begnas and Rupa. Overnight In Pokhara.

Start your journey with a drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1,070m) and begin your trek to Tikhedhunga (1,570m). The trail follows the Modi Khola River, and it takes around 4-5 hours to reach Tikhedhunga. You will spend the night in a local teahouse.

Today's trek takes you through beautiful rhododendron forests and small villages. The trail is relatively easy, and it takes around 6-7 hours to reach Ghorepani. You will spend the night in a local teahouse.

Today's trek takes you to Tadapani, with a stop at Poon Hill for sunrise. Poon Hill (3,210m) offers panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The trail is relatively easy, and it takes around 6-7 hours to reach Tadapani. You will spend the night in a local teahouse.

Today's trek takes you to the beautiful Khayer Lake, which is sacred to the local people. The trail is a bit more challenging than previous days, and it takes around 6-7 hours to reach Khayer Lake. You will spend the night in a local teahouse.

Today's trek takes you back down to the lower altitude of Swanta. The trail is relatively easy, and it takes around 6-7 hours to reach Swanta. You will spend the night in a local teahouse.

Today's trek takes you to the final destination of the trek, Khopra Danda. The trail is a bit more challenging than previous days, and it takes around 5-6 hours to reach Khopra Danda. You will spend the night in a local teahouse.

Today's trek takes you back to Nayapul, where you will end your journey. The trail is relatively easy, and it takes around 5-6 hours to reach Nayapul. From here, you will take a drive back to Pokhara.

Early in the morning, we will drive back to Kathmandu. After that, we will transfer to our hotel in Kathmandu. At hotel, you can just relax or go for last minute shopping. Overnight in hotel.

Lastly, Enjoy your last moment in Kathmandu with a stroll or souvenir shopping. Therefore, Marking the end of your trek, we will drive you to the Tribhuvan International Airport at the scheduled time for your flight home. or if you have extra days for other activities you can reach us.

Includes/Excludes

Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop by car/van/bus
  • TIMS cards
  • Entry permit
  • Meals during trek (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
  • Experienced local guides and porters
  • All accommodation during the treks
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit) with regular check up of oxygen saturation

Excludes

  • Any food, deserts and accommodation during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Travel medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Nepal entry visa fee and International air fare.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Tips for guide and Porter (Tipping is expected)
  • Personal expenses such as: Alcoholic beverages, hot shower, water bottle, cold drinks, hot water, battery charge and donation. etc.
  • Extra night food and accommodation due to any reason.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on ‘price included’ section

Recommended Gears for the Trek

The Khopra danda Trek can be appropriate and pleasant if you are geared up with a proper packing list. Therefore, being prepared with the packing list prior to the trek comes in handy. 

The necessary packing list for the trek are mentioned under the following points:

Clothing

  • Jackets (Windproof or Down)
  • Waterproof outerwear
  • Thermal wears
  • Woolen hat or cap
  • Pair of gloves
  • Shoes
  • Tracksuits and trouser
  • Trekking boot
  • Towel 

Equipment

  • Bags
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Camera, binocular and mobile phones
  • Extra batteries or power bank
  • Water purifier tablets
  • Headlamp and torch
  • Trekking Sticks
  • Lighters
  • Whistle 
  • Toilet papers and tissue papers

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Khopra Danda and Khayer Lake Trek
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