Khopra Danda Trek with Poonhill - 10 Days

Trip Facts
  • Duration:10 Days
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Max. Altitude: 4500 Meters
  • Start at: Kathmandu
  • End at: Kathmandu
  • Group Size: 1 - 14
  • Best Season: Spring - Autumn


  • A newly discovered trekking route in the Annapurna region that offer natural diversity.
  • The artistic view of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range.
  • Great local hospitality Gurung and Magar ethnics Group.
  • Beautiful, Attractive, and quiet Khayer Lake and best hill station for a Sunrise view.
  • Mesmerizing colorful Rhododendron Forest and landscape.

Khopra Danda Trek with Poonhill Overview

Trekking in Annapurna Region is full of the splendors of Mother Nature and the majesties of the mighty Himalayas. Some of the trekking routes of this region are world-famous. Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, and Annapurna Circuit Trek are well-known trekking trails in this region. Nowadays, most adventure searchers are attracted to more untouched and untainted destinations, and Khopra Danda Trek with Poonhill is the best option for those. 

The Khopra Danda Trek will lead you to experience tranquility and breathtaking views of Machhapuchhre, the Dhaulagiri Mountains, and the Annapurna Himalayan range. Moreover, it will take you off the beaten path to witness the never-before-seen landscape and explore lesser-known areas in Annapurna Nepal.

The Khopra Danda Trek with Poonhill starts with the bus drive or flight to Pokhara. And continue driving to Ghandruk, the largest Gurung village in the region. Visiting the Gurung museum and experiencing their culture and tradition with the breathtaking view of the mountain vista is unforgettable.

After three days of hiking, you will reach Khopra Danda - the iconic destination of the trip. The stunning view of Mt. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri looming large was worth all the pain endured during trekking. Indescribable in a few words, the beauty of hilly hamlet lies over the clouds. Panoramic mountain vistas, as well as a laid-back lifestyle of people, will make your trip momentous.

The hiking of Khayer Lake is another highlight of this best off-the-beaten trekking in Nepal at Annapurna Region. The mirage of Mt. Dhaulagiri on its water is a fascinating delight to witness. From this magnificent place, the trek returns to Khopra Ridge.

Once we have reached the ultimate destination of our trip, our journey continues to the hill town of Ghorepani. This settlement, inhabited by the Magar people, is considered to be one of the best places for a short trek in Nepal. Trek to Poon Hill (3210 m), offers the magnificent sunrise view of Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Annapurna, and many other stunning peaks, as the sun's rays delicately kiss the snow-clad mountains.

Once you have witnessed the stunning sunrise and mountain views, the trail will lead you through terraced farmlands and vibrant Rhododendron forests towards Heil. You will also have the opportunity to observe the daily lifestyle of herders and locals before heading back to Pokhara.

Difficulty Level of the Khopra Danda Trek: Suitability for Different Adventurers

The Khopra Danda Trek with Poon Hill presents a moderate level of difficulty, making it accessible to a diverse range of trekkers. While not overly moderate, it still demands a reasonable level of physical fitness and mental preparedness.

This trek is well-suited for those who have prior trekking experience, as well as those who engage in regular physical activity. While you don't need to be a mountaineer, a basic level of cardiovascular fitness and endurance will greatly enhance your enjoyment of the journey.

Beginner trekkers who are committed to accepting regular pre-trip training can also partake in the Khopra Danda trek. A dedicated training routine, focusing on cardiovascular exercises and building lower body strength, will help prepare newcomers for the trek's uneven terrain around Annapurna Himalayas.

Best Time to Visit Khopra Danda and Poon Hill

The best time to visit the Khopra Danda trek and Poon Hill in the Annapurna region is during the autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May). These months of the year offer the most favorable weather conditions and stunning views of the Himalayas and colorful forests.

Spring (March to May):

  • Spring is another best season for trekking, the weather is stable, and the skies are clear, offering great views of mountains and sunrise.
  • The blooming rhododendron forests along the trail add vibrant colors to the landscape.
  • The temperatures start to warm up, creating a pleasant trekking environment.
  • The trails can be somewhat crowded, especially around April.

Autumn (September to November):

  • During this time the weather is generally stable and clear and provides excellent visibility of the mountain ranges, including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
  • The temperatures are moderate, neither too cold nor too hot, making it easier for hiking.
  • The trails are busy, as this is a popular trekking season.

Preparation for Khopra Ridge Trek: Tips to Enhance Your Journey

The Trek to the Khopra Ridge with Poonhill is marked by undulating terrain. Over the route of 7 days, you'll navigate a trail of ascending and descending gradients while carrying a 4-5 kilos load in your day backpack. Classified as moderately challenging, this trek requires proactive preparation to ensure a smoother experience. Strengthening your physical and mental resilience is key to conquering Khopra Danda.

Begin by planning a comprehensive training regimen a month prior to your departure. Allocate 4-5 days each week for focused training sessions. Regular exercise and weighted hikes progressively enhance your leg muscles, enabling you to tackle the demanding topography effectively.

Yet, mental preparedness also plays a key role in the success of your trip. Devote full-time to mentally acclimatize yourself to the upcoming challenges. Anticipate and adapt to the fundamental conditions you'll encounter, including unpredictable weather patterns and the potential for altitude sickness.

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The Nepalese Himalayas stand as an ultimate haven for those in quest of outdoor adventures. If your aim is to immerse yourself in a tapestry of rich cultures and unspoiled nature, then securing a reservation for the Khopra Danda trek with us is a choice worth making. By selecting the road less traveled – our expertise is your key to an exceptional experience. With a team of proficient Nepalese trekking guides and Sherpa, we guarantee a genuine insight into the destination's topography, culture, heritage, and ecological wealth.

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Soon after your flight lands at Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International airport), you will be greeted with a warm welcome by a GSA representative after you are encountered with the Display card s/he will be displaying on your arrival. You will then be transferred to the hotel in our private tourist vehicle.

  • Max. Altitude:1320m/4329ft
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Welcome Dinner

The exciting second day begins early in the morning with preparations for a thrilling adventure. Today, we begin our journey with a flight over the range of beautiful green hills and white mountains. After 25 minutes of flying, we will reach another picturesque city, Pokhara, which nature has beautifully arranged. Pokhara will be in transit for a while as we will take a private vehicle and drive all the way to Nayapool from where our trek starts. We pass through the small town of Nayapool, cross the suspension bridge, and reach Birethant. We will stop in Birethanti to check our permits and TIMS and continue our hike to Ghandruk. Four hours of a gradual climb to Ghandruk will eventually make you realize that you have become tired. We will spend the night in Ghandru village.

  • Max. Altitude:1920m/6298ft
  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is a demanding day as we must ascend 700m to the Tadapani. The trail leads up to the Bhaisekharka through the dense forest crossing the small stream where the ascent continues to Tadapani. Along the way, we can enjoy the scenic view of Annapurna South, Himchuli, Fishtail, and some other snow cape peak. After Four hours of a pleasant walk through the forest will reach the Tadapani. Overnight in Tadapani.

  • Max. Altitude:2610m/8560ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we continued our trek to Bayeli Kharka through the newly open trail. Today we walked through the Pine and Rhodondern forest. The narrow trail hike offers beautiful views of the Mountains, Modi Khola valley, and green forest. After 6 hours of hiking, we will reach our today destination. Overnight in a teahouse at Bayeli Kharka.

  • Max. Altitude:3420m/11218ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Our hike begins this day uphill to the Khopra ridge through the pine forest. The trail goes steadily climbing above the tree line to reach Khopra. As we approach Khopra, we walk down to the viewpoint from where we can see the majestic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges.

  • Max. Altitude:3660m/ 12005ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we will be exploring Khopra Lake, where we can enjoy the stunning surrounding views of mountains, green valleys, and the river George. There is a belief that bathing in the lake can help one attain nirvana. Along the shore of the Lake, we can see several Hindu and Buddhist shrines. Trek back to Khopra Danda. 

  • Max. Altitude:4500m/14760ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we descended off the hillside from khopra Danda and continue downhill on a steep path. As we walk, we can enjoy the scenic views of mountains, terraced fields, and traditional houses in the nearby village. Overnight in Swanta.

  • Max. Altitude:2200m/7216ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we trek downhill to Chitre and ascend to another beautiful town, Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a charming place mainly inhabited by people of the Magar ethnicity, with local shops and stalls for selling local goods. Ghorepani is one of the most famous and scenic trekking places in the Annapurna region from where we can see the mesmerizing view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges.

  • Max. Altitude:2800m/9184ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We wake up early in the morning (an hour before sunrise) and start a hike to Poon Hill. The hill station - Poonhill is another highlight of the trek from where we can see the breathtaking sunrise and enjoy panoramic views of Mt. Annapurna. Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Tukuche, Nilgiri (6940m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m) Machapuchre (6997m). Once your gaze starts capturing those wonderful panoramic views, the experience will mesmerize you in a way that makes you feel as if you are in heaven. We trek back to Ghorepani after taking photos and having some coffee or tea. After breakfast, we continue our treks and descend to Heile, from where we can take a vehicle and drive back to Pokhara. 

  • Max. Altitude:3210m 10528ft
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch

After a long memorial journey in the mountains, today we drove back to Kathmandu. We can rest and relax at the hotel. The evening is a good time to do last-minute shopping or explore the sights you missed. We end our Adventure with a farewell dinner. Stay in touch with us to learn about other exciting travel ideas. We will always be glad to help you with our service. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Max. Altitude:1320m/ 4329ft
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Cost Details
  • All Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
  • Accommodation in Deluxe hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on twin sharing Basic.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and accommodation during the trek.
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu).
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes as well office service charges.
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • All bar bills along the trek.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc
  • Tips for guides and porters.
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    I have traveled to Nepal several times, both solo and in groups, and I have done many treks with Green Society Adventure. There is always attention to detail and very professional service. I feel very safe knowing that the guides take their job very seriously. Because the company is local, the cost is extremely reasonable as well. I have enjoyed my travels with them so much, I have chosen them as my partner when I lead yoga retreats in Nepal! I can recommend them without hesitation!

  • This trek in the Annapurna region is not challenging. We advise anyone who enjoys the outdoors to go on this excursion. Additionally, you have to be physically fit and in good health.

  • These are the two ideal times to trek to Khopra Danda and Poonhill. The first season is spring, which lasts from March until the end of May, and the second is autumn, which lasts from early September to the end of November. You may select either one to delight in your Himalayan experience.

  • On average, we must walk 5 to 6 hours a day during our trip to Khopra Danda with Poonhill.

  • Continentals’ menus are generally available during the trek to Khopra Danda. As well you can get traditional Nepali Dal-Bhat and Gurung bread.

  • There are tea houses and lodges in this trekking area that are clean and cozy. In some places, we may also have a room with an attached bathroom.

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