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Khopra Danda Trek via Poon Hill

Highlights 

  • Newly open trekking route in Annapurna region.
  • Scenic view from Khopra Danda.
  • Aesthetic view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range.
  • Great local hospitality.
  • Beautiful, Attractive and quite Khayer Lake

Annapurna Region of Nepal is full of splendors of Mother Nature and grandeurs of mighty Himalayas. Usual trekking routes of this region are world famous. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking and Annapurna Round Trekking routes are usual trekking trails. Nowadays, lots of trekkers are attracted towards more untouched and untainted destination. Therefore, for the tranquility and splendid view of Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri Mountains including Annapurna Himalayan ranges Khopra Poon Hill Trekking is the best off the beaten path to embark. Witness the never seen before landscape and walk the less explored region in Nepal.

The journey of Khopra Poon Hill Trekking starts similar to Annapurna Base Camp Trekking in Nepal. Until Ghorepani Poon Hill the journey follows the Annapurna Sunrise trek route. Bus drive to Nayapool and walking along the lush green forests at Tikhedhunga takes trekkers to Ghorepani. Majestic sunrise view from Poon Hill (3210 m) endows effervescent amalgamation of sun rays kissing snow-clad mountains like Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Annapurna etc. After witnessing the gorgeous view of mountains trail follows the terraced farmlands and occasional clustered forests towards Swanta. Once trekkers reach Khopra Hill stunning view of Mt. Dhaulagiri looming large worth all the pain endured during trekking. Indescribable in few words the beauty of hilly hamlet lays over the clouds. Panoramic mountain vistas, as well as 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. Mirage of Mt. Dhaulagiri on its water is scintillating delights to witness. From this magnificent place, the journey again returns back to Khopra Hill. Observe the daily lifestyle of herders and locals too before departing back to Pokhara.

Book the Khopra Poon Hill Trekking with Green Society Adventure for an authentic experience of alternative Annapurna region trekking in Nepal. For the best off the beaten paths experience choose us. Our highly qualified Nepalese trekking guides will ensure authentic information about destination’s geography, culture, traditions and natural resources.

 

SHORT ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1320m/ 4329ft).

Day 2: Flight (25min) to Pokhara 820m/2690ft, Trek to Ghandruk (1920m/6298ft) 4 hours.

Day 3: Trek to Tadapani (2610m/8560ft), 5 hours.

Day 4: Trek to Bayeli Kharka (3420m/11218ft) 6 hours.

Day 5: Trek to Khopra Danda (3660m/ 12005ft) 6 hours.

Day 6: Exploring day in Khopra Danda, hike to Kaire Lake (4500m/14760ft).

Day 7: Trek to Swanta (2200m/7216ft) 5 hours.

Day 8: Trek to Ghorepani (2800m/9184ft) 6 hours.

Day 9: Trek to Pokhara.

Day 10: Flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 11: Fly back home / start another Adventure.

DAY

1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1320m/ 4329ft).

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

DAY

2

Flight (25min) to Pokhara 820m/2690ft, Trek to Ghandruk (1920m/6298ft) 4 hours.

The exciting third day starts with early morning preparation being ready for thrilling adventure. Today our journey begins with an adventurous flight above the range of beautiful green Hills and the White Mountains. Flying over we will reach another beautiful city Pokhara which nature has arranged majestically, in next 25 Minutes. Pokhara will be 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 little town Nayapool, crossing the suspension bridge and reach the second point Birethanti. After being checked our permits and TIMS we will stop for a Lunch break in Birethanti. Four hours gradual climb to Ghandruk will eventually make you realize that you are feeling tired. Overnight in tea house.

DAY

3

Trek to Tadapani (2610m/8560ft), 5 hours.

Today is a demanding day as we have to ascent 700m to the Tadapani. The trail leads up to the Bhaisekharka through the dense forest crossing the small stream where 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 pleasant walk through the forest will reach to the Tadapani. Overnight in lodge.

DAY

4

Trek to Bayeli Kharka (3420m/11218ft) 6 hours.

After a breakfast, we continue our trek to Bayeli kharka through the newly open trail. Today we walk through the Pine and Rhodondern forest. The narrow trail hike offers beautiful views of Mountains, Modi Khola valley and green forest. Overnight in a teahouse.

DAY

5

Trek to Khopra Danda (3660m/ 12005ft) 6 hours.

Our hike begins this day towards uphill to the Khopra ridge through the Pine forest. The trail goes steady climbing above the tree line to reach Khopra. As we approach Khopra, we walk down to viewpoint from where we can see the majestic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. Overnight in Teahouse. 

DAY

6

Exploring day in Khopra Danda, hike to Kaire Lake (4500m/14760ft).

Today is long exploring day to Khopra Lake from where we can see the excellent surrounding views of Mountains, green valley and river George. Lake is considered sacred to followers, local believed that bathing in the lake will help attain nirvana. Along the side of Lake, we can see a number of Hindu and Buddhist shrines. Overnight in Teahouse.

DAY

7

Trek to Swanta (2200m/7216ft) 5 hours.

Today we descend off the hillside from khopra Danda and continue downhill on a steep path. The way along we can enjoy the scenic views of Mountains, fields terrace and traditional house in the nearby village. Overnight in Swanta. 

 

DAY

8

Trek to Ghorepani (2800m/9184ft) 6 hours.

After a breakfast, we start our trek downhill to Chitre and ascend to another beautiful town Ghorepani. Mostly inhabited by Magar ethnicity, Ghorapani is an interesting place with small shop and stalls for selling local products. Ghorepani is one of the most famous and best place for trekkers in Annapurna region, from where we can see an aesthetic View of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. Overnight in tea house. 

DAY

9

Hike to Poonhilla (3210m 10528ft) Trek to NayaPool and drive back to Pokhara.

We wake up early in the morning (an hour before sunrise) and start a hike to Poon Hill. Though it is named Annapurna Sunrise Trek, Poonhill is an icon of this trek from where we can see magnificent Sunrise view and Panoramic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Tukuche, Nilgiri (6940m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m) Machapuchre (6997m). The moment will mesmerize you in such a way that you will lift you up yourself as you are heaven I sware;  when your glance starts capturing those wonderful scenic views. After taking photos and having some coffee or tea or, we Trek back to Ghorepani. After breakfast, we continue our treks descend to Nayapool, from where we can take a vehicle and drive back to Pokhara. Overnight in hotel.

DAY

10

Drive back to Kathmandu, 6 hours.

After a long memorial journey in Mountain, today we drive back to Kathmandu. We can rest and relax at the hotel. In the evening you can spend your time for last minute shopping or explore sights you’ve missed. We end our Adventure with a farewell dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.

DAY

11

Trip over, Final departure from Nepal.

Today the journey along the Nepalese Himalayan comes to an end. We will arrange airport transports that are leaving Nepal. There is nothing special to do but we can share our experience and organize our photos. Please keep contact us to learn about others exciting travel ideas. We will always be glad to help you with our service. 

 

Trip Cost Includes

  • All Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
  • Accommodations 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 charge.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • 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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FAQS

Group Size 1-12
Best Season March to May and September to November
Duration 11 days
Grade Moderate
Max Altitude 4500 meters
Starting Point Kathmandu
Accommodation

Deluxe hotel and Teahouse. 

Meals

Three times meal during the trek and Breakfast with welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu. 

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