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Alternative Annapurna Khopra Danda Trek - 11 Days

Alternative Annapurna Khopra Danda Trek
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Khopra Danda Trek is one of the finest viewpoints in the Annapurna Region to gaze over captivating views of Mt. Dhaulagiri massif, Annapurna I, II, Annapurna South, Nilgiri, Hiuchuli and many other spectacular peaks.

This trek is the excellent alternative to Annapurna Ghorepani Trek to those who want a little more off beaten trail to explore remotely Nepal with fewer tourists. An early morning Himalayan sunrise views at Poonhill is the starting impression of the trek.

As you go up steeply higher to Upper Chistibung, you will encounter high cascading waterfalls, rushing rivers, lush pine forests with vibrant colors of flowers along with fine settlements of local Gurung tribe of people. You stay at the guesthouse in the mountains will be an unforgettable and rewarding experience. You will be surprised by the natural way of welcoming guests.

Exploring sacred Khayer Lake, encountering the local people of fine Gurung villages, walking through the excellent layered paddy fields with rewarding views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Hiuchuli, etc are the major attractions of this trek.

  • Walk through the lush pine forests, high cascading waterfalls, rushing rivers listening birds singing.
  • Embrace the glowing Himalayan sunrise views from Poonhill.
  • Stay with local Gurung and Magar tribes of people along the way to Khopra Danda and know their surprising culture of welcoming guests.
  • Explore the sacred and pristine Khayer Lake, one of the holiest place for Hindus.
  • Enjoy your spear time at natural hot spring in Tatopani.
  • Enjoy the majestic close-up views of Dhaulagiri massif, Annapurna, Lamjung Himal, Nilgiri, Hiuchuli from the Khopra Danda View point.

Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu (1400 m)

Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.

Day 2
Drive to Pokhara- approx 7 hours

On this day we have our breakfast by 6:00 a.m. in the morning and head towards tourist Bus Park at Thamel and board a tourist bus to Pokhara. The bus ride will take around 7 hours through curvy roads of hilly terrain with couple of breaks in between for snacks and lunch. The drive to Pokhara on one of the major highways is exhilarating with beautiful views of never leaving tributaries, lush green hills and roadside settlements.

Day 3
Trek to Ulleri (1500 m)

The day starts early by taking a vehicle out of Pokhara. The drive takes around an hour and half to Nayapul and we start our trip towards Ulleri hiking through jeep track way and a little bit of uphill stone steps.

Day 4
Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2800 m)

Walking through the beautiful Lord of the Rings like trail set-up is overwhelming and getting to Ghorepani the leading protected area in Nepal with the world largest Rhododendron forest is extraordinary.

Day 5
Ghorepani to Upper Chistibung (3000 m)

An early morning excursion to Poonhill offers you the breathtaking Himalayan sunrise views of Dhaulagiri massif, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal, Hiuchuli, Mt Fishtail etc. Climbing down from Poonhill, we take a breakfast at Ghorepani and start our trip to Upper Chistibung through lush pine forests which contains diverse species of flowers such as maple, oak, orchids. Watch out grazing cattles, and wild Himalayan thar at grassy slopes on the way. Tonight we will stay at Upper Chistibung.

Day 6
Upper Chistibung to Khopra Danda (3660 m)

Today, we will ascent towards Khopra Danda through the alpine meadows and pastures gazing over the rushing Kaligandaki river that originatinates from the massive ranges of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Khopra Danda is the best viewpoint to perceive the spectacular views of Dhaulagiri massif inside the Annapurna Region. Tonight we will stay at Khopra Danda.

Day 7
Explore Khayer Lake (4620 m)

After a hearty breakfast at one of the finest viewpoint, we head to explore the most sacred himalayan Lake. It is one of the most holiest lake for Hindus, which is also written in Ramayan.

Day 8
Trek from Khopra Danda to Tatopani (2474 m)

After an early morning breakfast, we head to Tatopani. In tatopani many people enjoy their spear time swimming or bathing in the natural hot water spring. Tonight we will stay at Tatopani.

Day 9
Tatopani to Pokhara (9 hr & 22 min)

Today is the last day of your trek. We take a private jeep to Pokhara enjoying the dramtic landscapes, waterfalls and terrains all around the way. We will stay at 3 star hotel in Pokhara tonight.

Day 10
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmdu ( around 6 hrs )

On this day we have our breakfast by 6:00 a.m. in the morning and get ready to head towards Kathmandu. The bus ride will take around 7 hours through curvy roads of hilly terrain with couple of breaks in between for snacks and lunch. Tracing the same way back we reach Kathmandu and we transfer you back at the hotel.

Day 11
Farewell

Today we say our final goodbye. Our representative will come to see you off at the airport. Hoping you had a pleasant and wonderful trekking experience we bid you goodbye.

Inclusive

  • Arrival / Departure transfers on international flights.
  • Standard Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu / Pokhara on a twin share bed- and- breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
  • Breakfast during the trek.
  • Accommodation in comfortable teahouse during the trek.
  • Farewell with cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
  • Drive from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu on a tourist coach.
  • Private transportation during the trek.
  • Free use of quality trekking gear - sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, down jacket, duffel bag etc during the trip.
  • Professional local trekking group leader well trained in Wilderness First Aid.
  • Comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Trekking guides and other support staff.
  • Annapurna Khopra Danda Trekking map.
  • Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment.
  • Warm clothing and other required trekking gear for porters
  • Osho Adventure T-shirts / other seasonal gifts.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Trekking permit, Annapurna conservation entry fees.

Exclusive

  • International Airfare from Home – Kathmandu – Home.
  • Photocopy charges, web usage and telephone calls.
  • Nepal VISA cost which will be charge at Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra cost due to natural calamities and hiring additional transportation and porters.
  • Emergency evacuation costs (for rental of land cruiser). Medical and Rescue insurance is recommended. We recommend you to purchase insurance with zero deductible.
  • Any additional meals in Kathmandu.

Porter-supported trek

Two clients share one porter. We will supply you a trek duffel bag where you keep your heavy items and this bag is carried by the porter. You will need to bring your own daypack to be carried by you. In the daypack, you can put money, important documents, water bottle/bladder, camera, toiletries, sunscreen, notebook, etc. The weight limit for the porter is 30 kg or 66 pounds. 15 kg or 33 pounds for each client. So, we recommend you to pack as carefully as you can and not exceed the weight limit. You can leave your non-trekking stuff at the locker facility in the Kathmandu hotel.

General

  • 4-season sleeping bag (We can provide one if you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffel bag
  • Daypack
  • Down jacket (Must have for mornings, nights and evenings, and for altitudes above 4,000 m; We can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the trek.)

Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes

  • Sun hat
  • Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp
  • Neck warmer

Hand

  • Liner gloves
  • Heavier shell gloves

Core Body

  • T-shirts
  • Lightweight expedition thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
  • Synthetic sports bras (For women)

Lower Body – Legs

  • Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
  • Nylon hiking shorts
  • Soft shell and hard shell trekking pants
  • Water/windproof trousers
  • Casual pants

Feet

  • Liner socks
  • Heavyweight socks
  • Waterproof hiking/trekking boots
  • Light shoes/sneakers/sandals
  • Gaiters (For monsoon and winter)

Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Please note our guide will carry the first-aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personalized first-aid kit as well.)

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  • Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness
  • Anti-infection ointments
  • Band-aids
  • Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40)

Miscellaneous

  • Passport and extra passport photos (3 copies)
  • Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in Kathmandu just in case if you need to change the date of your flight.)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Water bottle/bladder
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kit (Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.)

Optional

  • Adjustable trekking poles
  • Favorite snack foods (No more than 2 pounds)
  • Paperback books, cards, mp3 player
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras (Memory cards, chargers and also batteries)
  • Pee bottle for men and pee funnel for women

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Trip Facts

  • 1-12
  • Breakfast
  • 4620m
  • medium
  • January, February, March, April, May, October, November, December
  • $$$
  • 16
  • Teahouse

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