The Khopra Trek, also known as the KhopraDanda or Khopra Ridge Trek, is a gorgeous hike that passes through lush forests onto a ridge, elevated above the clouds and surrounded by a panoramic view of the Himalayas. The trail is short and relatively easy, suitable for trekkers of all levels of experience.
After traveling from Kathmandu to Pokhara, we take a short drive to Nayapul and embark on our journey. The first few days are filled with the natural beauty of forested hillsides, waterfalls, terraced rice fields, and charming villages. During the Spring season, the dazzling rhododendron flowers are in bloom. At Poon Hill, the early morning sunrise behind the Himalayas takes our breath away. We are inspired and excited about what is still in store. We depart from the path of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek after Tatopani, and the trail quickly becomes more serene.
Over the course of the trek, we will have splendid views of Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna |II(7937m), Annapurna III(7555m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), and many others. When we reach Khopra Ridge (3660m), we are blown away at the sheer beauty of mountains. A rush of joy comes to us as we are faced with a nearly 360-degree view of the highest mountains in the world. The next morning, we hike to the sacred Kaire Lake (4500m). Once again, it is difficult to contain the excitement of being surrounded by such a pristine natural environment. From here, we begin our descent back to Nayapul. We drive back to Pokhara and fly or drive back to Kathmandu.
The Khopra Trek is a quiet trail and it is possible we will only see a few other trekkers. Do not let that deter you! Few know about this trek and it is not offered by most other companies. We can take our time on the trek, enjoying the solitude and the pristine landscapes of the Himalayas. We can either stay in teahouses or camp outside, depending on your interests.
Trekking is possible throughout the year, but Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) provide the best weather. During the Spring, there is a bit more color and the rhododendrons are blooming, and in the Autumn months, the skies are generally clearer. This Khopra Danda Trek requires basic fitness and acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness. Breeze Adventure arranges the trek with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information.
All our packages include accommodation in the cost. This accommodation is included during the set itinerary. While in Kathmandu, we provide a 2-3 Star hotel for you. During the trek, our guides will pick the best lodge for you to stay in based on their experience as well as room availability. All the accommodations will be a twin-shared basis. In the mountain, Shower and toilet will be on Sharing basis. During high trekking season, you may have to share a room with a same-sex trekker from another group.
Nepal has a wide variety of food and it is easy to cater to your needs. If you are a vegetarian/vegan, gluten or lactose free, we are able to work around that if you let us know ahead of time. During your time in the hotel in Kathmandu, your breakfast is included. Lunch and dinner must be covered on your own. On the trek, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided. For teahouse treks, we can order typical Nepali food, continental ,Italian , Tibetan and Indian at teahouses. While camping, we will prepare the meals for you. After our trek, we will have a celebration/pre-departure traditional Nepali meal in Thamel.
Guide & Porters
A government-licensed guide will lead the trek. All our guides have tremendous experience on the trails and are passionate about the trekking industry. Our guides and porters are dedicated to making your experience of trekking in Nepal a memorable one. If there is any worry during your trek, our guides will address it. Your safety is our number one priority. For groups of more than six people, there will be two guides. For teahouse treks, there will be one porter for every two trekkers. For camping treks, we will need more porters in order to carry the food, kitchen equipment, tents, etc.
As many of our treks lead us high into the Himalayas, it is necessary to let our bodies sufficiently get used to the altitude. Our treks have acclimatization days built into the itinerary. It is best to take it slow to prevent altitude sickness. The level of fitness necessary for our treks varies depending on the trek. On average, expect to walk an average of 5-6 hours per day while on the trial. Generally, the treks can be done with an average level of fitness. More important than fitness or experience is one’s personal determination and positive attitude toward finishing and enjoying the trek.
We strongly recommend having travel insurance before going on a trek. We do our best to take care of you, but something can happen that is out of our control. In case of medical emergency, leading to a helicopter evacuation, it is best to have insurance. You are unable to obtain medical insurance in Nepal and must do so in your home country. Be sure that your insurance covers accidents abroad and high in the mountains.
Best Time to Travel
The peak seasons for traveling in Nepal are during the Spring (March to May) and the Autumn (September to November). These times provide the best scenery and clearest skies, but of course they are a little more crowded than the off-season. It is possible to trek during the Winter (December to February), but you will face cold temperatures. It is also possible to trek during the monsoon season (June to August), though the views will likely be covered by clouds and there is a high chance of rainfall.
Please be assured that Breeze Adventure manage our treks to the highest standards. Your safety and satisfaction are our priority. We will support you to the best of our abilities with any issues that may arise. We will work with you to ensure you get the most from your trek and visit Nepal