Khopra Danda Trek-11 Days

Arrival On : Kathmandu Nepal
Max Altitude : 3640m (Khopra ridge) / 4660m (Kayer Lake)
Trip Duration : 11 Days
Difficulty : Moderate
Departure From : Kathmandu Nepal

Trip Overview

The Khopra Danda trek (also known as the Khopra Ridge trek) is a greatalternative to the more popular (and more crowded) Ghorepani trek, taking you higher still to another great viewpoint of the Annapurnas.


If you’re looking for the perfect week-long trek, a little off-the-beaten-path and with great views, this trek is a great choice. It combines the best of what Nepal has to offer: amazing mountain views, pastoral villages, and rice fields layered on top of each other, descending down into the valley. The best part is that so few people know about it.


The route follows a local trail that takes you down into the valley north of Ghorepani, before climbing up another ridge, known as “Khopra Ridge”. Without a doubt, one of the best short treks in Nepal.


To make this trek even more memorable, consider camping high above Khopra for one night. Read about this experience here.


To organize your trek to Khopra Danda, get in touch with one of our local specialists in Nepal who can get everything organized for you. You’ll have an experienced licensed guide, a well thought through itinerary, and the flexibility during the trek to move at your own pace. Connect with a local specialist.


Route Description

The route follows the same trail to Ghorepani, but then dips down into the valley before climbing back up again to a ridge (Khopra Danda) north of Poon Hill. This takes about a day unless you want to break it up into two days and stay at a teahouse in the village Swanta. Atop the ridge, you’ll find a single teahouse run by a caretaker that comes up each day from the villages below.


During this trek with my brother, we brought a tent and camped on a small outcrop just up the ridge from the teahouse. The views were superb, both at sunset and sunrise, when the valley filled with clouds below us with Dhaulagiri towering clear above. In the evenings, local yak herds are brought to overnight and graze on the slopes just below us.


  • Enjoy an amazing sunrise over Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas.
  • Stay at a teahouse with one of Nepal’s best panoramic views.
  • Descend through pastoral villages to Tatopani.
  • Hike to sacred Khayer Lake at the foot of Annapurna South
    Planning Your Trek

Short Itinerary


Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu 1400/m

Day 02 Flight to Pokhara, 815/m - 35 mint by flight

Day 03 Trek to pokhara to ulleri 1488/m - 6 hours

Day 04 Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani 2875/m - 4 hours

Day 05 Trek from Ghorepani to Upper Chistibung 3000/m - 5-6 hours

Day 06 Trek from Upper Chistibung to Khopra Danda 3640/m - 3 hours

Day 07 Rest day in Khopra Danda, Day-trip to Khayer Lake (4660/m/3640/m 7-8 hours

Day 08 Trek from Khopra Danda to Tatopani 1250/m 4-5 hours

Day 09 Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara 815/m 4 hours (private jeep)

Day 10 Morning flight to Kathmandu 1400/m

Day 11 Departure


  • Arrival & Departure Transport By private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Three meals a day during the Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation in Tea House during the Trekking.
  • Trekking Guide with Insurance
  • Trekking Porters if needed with Insurance
  • Three nights' Accommodation in Kathmandu with bed- and- breakfast basis, (If you like to have standard Hotel accommodation please do let us know).
  • Kathmandu city and trekking maps.
  • Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
  • Tims card (Trekking information management system) is like a permit.
  • Free use Company's duffel bag.
  • Emergence of helicopter rescue (pay by your insurance)
  • Day sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley, car/van/bus and tour guide
  • All needed Government fees.
  • International Airfare.
  • Food in Kathmandu(City) lunch and dinner.
  • Any kind of drink. (tea, coffee, hard and soft drinks, Drinking water, etc)
  • Tips for Guide and Porters
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu (late departure or early arrival from the mountains.
  • Donation Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone etc.

Map & Elevation




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