Khopra Danda Trekking Trail
The trail was developed under initiation from Dr. Mahabir Pun to his birthplace to promote sustainable development by means of Eco-tourism. The whole concept of this route is based on community investment for the sustainable future. The villages in the regions have invested in the lodges and hotels along the trail such that the revenue from the hotel/lodges goes back to the schools of the villages.
The religious attraction of this trail is the holy Khair Lake, which is located at 4600 meters from the sea level. As the lake is located at higher altitude, the visitors need to have slight experience of higher altitude trekking.
Mohare and Khopra ridge community trek is recently developed trekking destination, launched as an alternative to Ghorepani-Poonhill trekking route in the Western part of Nepal. The trek almost lead off the beaten tracks, often remote villages, with the actual experience of home stay hospitality. In the villages along the trail, you will visit handmade paper production facility, cheese factory, mushroom farms, yak and cow cross breeding farm, sacred forests and temples, community nursery and heath post using advanced tele-medicine
Helping and living like a local community
Visit handmade paper production, cheese factory, mushroom farms, yak and cow breeding farms
Health post using advanced telemedicine
Spectacular view of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration Days: 11 | Max. Altitude: 4600m (Khair Lake)
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.Our official representative will welcome you up on arrival & transfrer to the hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure. O/N
Day 02: FULL-day guided sightseeing. Pashupati,Bauddha,Shwayambhu and Kathmandu darbar square and necessary preparation for the trek.O/N.
Day 06: Tadapani (2595m.) – Baili Kharka (3450m.) 5 hours.The first 2½ hour was a gentle walk through beautiful Rhododendron forest. We can see a lot of Primula. After 65 min. more walk and 4-5 small climbs we reached a little pass and 5 min. later a chautara (rest place). Short after the chautara there was a sign to Khopra on our left hand. About here someone has made a tea stop, if it is open. Up to the left there is a praying flag. It is the trail to Deurali. Walk 15 min. up here, and there is a great viewpoint. Now it became hard. It was only a small trail high up on the mountainside, so be careful. Some parts very gentle around the mountainside and some parts were very steep up. After almost one hour we reached the top, and short after we started to go down, we saw the lodge at Baili Kharka. They are planning to make the last part of this trail better.
Day 07: Baili Kharka (3450m.) – Khopra Danda (Ridge) (3660m.) 5 hours.From Baili Kharka we could see down at the lodge in Chistibang. To day we walk through some very nice forests with old big trees, not to be seen in Nepal very often. From Chistibang it takes about two hours to reach the top. It was steep up. On the top we could see beautiful: Rhododendron, Dhaulagiri, Tukhuche Peak, Damphus Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna 1, Annapurna South and deep down Sikha. It is like a fairytale. 15. Min after the top we will reach at the lodge..
Day 08: Khopra Danda (3660m.) – Paudwar (1750m.) 3½ hour.From Khopra Ridge it is possible to walk to a lake (4300). It takes about 5 hours. The trail is steep down on a ridge with irregular stones and stone steps, but mostly ok. It is also a very nice trail with a nature and a view so beautiful, wild and dramatically, that again it is like a fairytale. After 1½ hour we reach a big Ridge, and from there the trail was no longer a problem. But now we became a very nice view to the Hillsides of Nepal. After two more hours we reach the nice little village of Paudwar, where not many other tourists are coming. Besides the school there is little local hotel. It is basic, and the food is basic. But it is a nice place to stay with a clean toilet and a clean bathroom, and the people are very friendly
Day 09: Paudwar (1750m.) – Swanta (2400m) 3 hours.After having breakfast trek to Swanta it takes about 3 hours to get Swanta and overnight at Swanta..
Day 10: Swanta – Baili Kharka (3450m.) 6 hours.Today we trek to Baili Kharkha from Swanta. Swanta – Chistibang 3 hours and Chistibang to Baili Kharka 3 hours walk and overnight at the teahouse.
Day 11: Baili Kharka (3450) – Tadapani (2675m.) 6 hours.After having breakfast trek to Tadapani it takes approximatly 6 hours to reach Tadapani and overnight at Tadapani.
Day 12: Tadapani – Ghorepani Treks (3210m) 5 hrs.We trek to Ghorepani. Ghorepani is famous village for sunrise and Mt view.
Day 13: Ghorepani to Pokhara.Early morning, short trek to Poonhill for sunrise and Mt views. After complete the photoshoot, we down back to hotel for our breakfast. After Breakfast, trek down to Birethanti where we meet our transportation for our further drive to Pokhara .
Day 03: Depart to Pokhara 792m.Either 30 mins.flight from Kathmandu or six hours scenic drive through Prithvi highway. overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Pokhara to Ghandruk (1951m.)Drive to Nayapool and walk to (4 hrs) Gurung village via Syauli Bazar. Continue to Kimche – Take lunch at Kimche and after lunch continue to Ghandruk (65 min) and overnight at Ghandruk in teahouse.
Day 05: Ghandruk to Tadapani (2675m.)Walk to Chhumrong (70 min) and continue to Kumrong Kot little Paradies (30 min) lunch. Walk down to Melache and take the trail up to Tadapani (120 min).
Day 14: Drive back to KathmanduEither by flight or tourist bus(45 mins on flight or 6/7 hrs by tourist bus) .
Day 15: Final Departure
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Guided Kathmandu & Pokhara Valley Sightseeing tour
Government Licensed holder English speaking Trekking Guides
Trekking Permit & TIMS Card
Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, for staff.
All necessary ground surface transportation from and to Kathmandu by private car/van/bus
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