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Khopra Danda Muldai View Point Trekking – 6 Days

Trip Facts

Weather

Weather -5°C to 18°C View Weather Detail

Duration

Duration 6 Days

Difficulty

Difficulty Easy

Accommodation

Accommodation Lodges/Home Stay

Meals Included

Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Best Season

Best Season Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April, May

Transportation

Transportation Overland

Daily Activity

Daily Activity Approx. 5 - 6 hours

Religion

Religion Buddhism

Ethnic People

Ethnic People Magar, Gurung

Geographic Terrain

Geographic Terrain Mountain, Forest, Village

Region of Nepal

Region of Nepal Dhaulagiri, Annapurna

Max. Altitude

Max. Altitude 3660m

The trek starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. From Pokhara, you drive further to Ghandruk, one of the main settlement areas of the Gurung community. In Ghandruk, you get the chance to explore the Gurung culture as you visit the Gurung museum and interact with the friendly local people. Their warm hospitality makes your stay more pleasant.

From Ghandruk, you trek into the rhododendron forest and stay overnight at Tadapani. Then, your next destination is Bayli Kharka . We will be taking is an off-beaten trail – barely in use. Bayli Kharka has a few lodges that provide a homely feel to your trek.

Our path will pass through Chistibang pastures and timberline forests. From the trails, you will enjoy the views of Dhaulagiri, Dhamphus Peak, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, and Annapurna South.  You reach Khopra Danda finally.

You have the option either to visit Khayar Lake or walk to Swanta Village. Visiting Khayer Lake, requires a day excursion with the quite steep trail for about five hours . Swanta village is  known for the community-run cheese factory. 

Next day,  we reach Ghorepani passing through Chittre village, where we will be joining the classic Annapurna Circuit Trek trails.

On the last day of this trek, you will wake up early in the morning at Ghorepani and climb to Poon Hill – the world-renowned viewpoint. You can see the morning sun rays painting the surrounding mountains golden. We can catch the magnificent views from Poon Hill viewpoint.

Last part of the trek is walk downhill to Banthanti from where we will take a jeep to Pokhara via Nayapul.

Background

The Khopra Danda Muldai View Point trek is a great alternative to Ghorepani Poon hill trek, taking you higher still to another great viewpoint of the Annapurnas. If you’re looking for the perfect week-long trek, a little off-the-beaten-path and with great views, this trek is a great choice. It combines the best of what Nepal has to offer: amazing mountain views, pastoral villages, and rice fields layered on top of each other, descending down into the valley. The best part is that so few people know about it. Poon hill, Khayer Barahi Temple or Khayer Lake, Narchyang village, and Ghandruk village are the major attractions of this trek. Khopra Ridge offers breathtaking views of Mt Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, and Dhampus Peak as well as one of the most spectacular valleys on the Kali Gandaki River can be seen from this trek.

About Us

We, at Nepal Alternative Treks and Expedition, are at your service to make your 7-day trip to Khopra Danda trekking memorable and hassle-free. You can customize the trip as per the requirements of your schedule. Be a part of the trip to witness the surreal views of the mountains. We cater to all your needs regarding travel services. Since the region lies in the low elevation, you can trek all year round. However, trekking is tough during winter due to harsh climatic conditions.

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Highlights

  • Enjoy an amazing sunrise over Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas
  • Trek on off the beaten track
  • Stay at teahouses and homestays with one of Nepal’s best panoramic views
  • Hike to sacred Khayer Lake at the foot of Annapurna South
  • Amazing sunrise views from Poon hill
  • Local community cheese factory
  • Wonderful stay in the beautiful lake city of Pokhara
January
-5°C to 5°C
February
-3°C to 7°C
March
0°C to 10°C
April
3°C to 14°C
May
5°C to 16°C
June
7°C to 18°C
July
8°C to 18°C
August
8°C to 18°C
September
7°C to 16°C
October
4°C to 14°C
November
0°C to 9°C
December
-3°C to 6°C

Day-to-day-Itinerary

Day 1

Drive to Ghandruk – Trek to Tadapani

Day 1 Facts

Trekking Time Average

2:30hr Drive
8km Uphill hike
(Av. 4hr)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in
Tadapani

Altitude

(1,940 m./6402ft)
(2,680 m./8844ft.)

After an early breakfast, you drive to Nayapul. En route, you get to see the stunning views of Pokhara Valley. At Nayapul, you rest for a while and have some snacks and tea. Then, the drive continues, and you arrive at Ghandruk. You explore the serene Gurung village and have lunch there. After lunch, you start your trek and hit the trail. You walk through the rhododendron forest, enjoying the magnificent views of Machhapuchhre. After trekking for about 4 hours from Ghandruk, you arrive at Tadapani for the overnight stay.

Day 2

Trek to Dobato

Day 2 Facts

Trekking Time Average

10km Uphill hike
(Av. 5hr)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in
Dobato

Altitude

(3,360m/11,088 ft)

After breakfast, We will begin our trek with open countryside to reach a small pass. The trail descends through rhododendron trees to a clearing known as Dobato-  you can enjoy superb views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), the seventh highest mountain in the world from hereWe spend overnight here.

Day 3

Trek to Khopra Danda (Ridge)

Day 3 Facts

Trekking Time Average

13km Uphill hike
(Av. 5hr)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in
Khopra Danda

Altitude

(3,660m/11,811 ft)

Early in the morning, We will climb to Muldai View point (3637m.) which takes 20 minutes to reach for sun rise and a stunning view of Annapurna himalaya range then we will have a breakfast lodge.

Today, at first  as ascend to Bayeli kharka then we descend through forests to reach Chistibang pastures and ascend about 2 hours above the timberlines to reach Khopra Danda. You might be able to encounter of Himalayan Tahr (goat) and Danfe (pheasant) on the way . You will see amazing views of DhaulagiriDamphus PeakTukuche PeakNilgiriAnnapurna 1Annapurna South, and deep down Sikha If you look above the horizonOvernight in Khopra Danda.

Day 4

Visit Khayar Lake – Trek to Swanta

Day 4 Facts

Trekking Time Average

05 hour walk
12km Downhill hike
(Av. 4hr)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in
Swanta

Altitude

( 4665m./15394ft.)
( 2214m./7306ft.)

Today, We have the option to walk to Khayar Lake. Hindus believe this lake holy and you can attain Nirvana by taking a dip into it. After visiting the lake we will trek down to reach Swanta village.  Visit community cheese factory and taste their cheese as what it is famous for. Overnight in Swanta.

Day 5

Trek to Ghorepani

Day 5 Facts

Trekking Time Average

10km Uphill hike
(Av. 3hr)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in
Ghorepani

Altitude

(2,880 m/9,350 ft)

After breakfast, you resume the trek. You walk past the rhododendron forest and descend until you reach a suspension bridge and head upwards to Chitre village, from where we will join the classic Annapurna Circuit trekking trail. Following rhododendron forest uphill, you arrive at Ghorepani for the overnight stay.

Day 6

Trek to Banthanti - Drive to Pokhara

Day 6 Facts

Trekking Time Average

12km Uphill hike
(Av. 4hr)
60km Drive
(Av. 3hr)

Accommodation

Luxury Hotel in
Pokhara

Altitude

(2100 m./6930 ft)
(850m./2805ft.)

Today, you wake up around 5  a.m. and get ready to hike up to Poon Hill. The route is short. Once you reach the view station, the breathtaking panorama of the mountains including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, and many more will amaze you. The sunrise over the snow-clad mountains is a view that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. After enjoying the view, you head back to Ghorepani, have breakfast, and descend to Banthanti via the stone steps. From Banthanti, you then drive back to Pokhara.

What do you get in the Trip?

Included

  • Tribhuwan International Airport transfer ( Airport – Hotel – Airport )  in Kathmandu.
  • Lodge ( Twin share basis ) accommodation during the trekking.
  • All meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek.
  • One experienced, fluent English-speaking, friendly, and government-authorized trekking guide and required porters (one porter for two clients).
  • Guide/ Porter’s food, accommodation, salary, insurance, and transportation etc.
  • Overland transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Annapurna conservation area project ( ACAP) .
  • A trekking map, duffle bag, Oxygen saturation checkup every day, water purification, fresh seasonal, company T-shirt and trekking completion certificate etc.
  • Assistance for emergency rescue evacuation.
  • Public Liability Insurance.
  • Government tax and service charge.

Excluded

  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu/Pokhara.
  • Hard and soft table drinks as tea/coffee, coke, fanta, mineral water, alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone bill, hot water, hot shower and bar bill etc.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide/porters. ( Highly suggested)

Route Map

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Currently, we do not have any scheduled group trips, but you are welcome to embark on the journey on a date that suits you best.

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Traveler Reviews

Excellent agency that organized almost the whole trip to Nepal, providing the transfer from the airport to the hotel, booking hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, guide and driver to visit Kathmandu and its surroundings, driver to visit the surroundings of Pokhara, guide for the 6 days of trekking I did from Ghandruk to Ghorepani, passing by three spectacular viewpoints on Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, namely Muldhai view point, Khopra Danda and Poon Hill. Tej the head of the agency was always very present, often meeting me in person or inquiring by phone if everything was fine, he also gave me a nice t-shirt from his agency, the trekking guide Yuval very kind and always ready to help , the very knowledgeable guide in Kathmandu Bhadri. I recommend to everyone this agency made up of people who love their country and make those who visit it love it

5.0

Andrea Pantani

Italy

ESSENTIAL INFO

Best time to visit

The best time to visit at Khopra Danda Trek is during the autumn (September, October, November) and spring (March, April, May) seasons. This season provides you with an ideal climate. During this time of the year, you will be able to see a panoramic view of the mountain ranges in the Annapurna region and the beauty of the surrounding. But, many people do this trek during the monsoon seasons too.  Annually, thousands of tourists including both national and international tourists come to Khopra Danda for trekking.

The difficulty of the trek

This tour is a difficult trip. You have to be both physically fit and experienced as well. In addition, the landscape of the place is also very dangerous. In addition, if you don’t come fully prepared for this trek then your difficulty will add up. Similarly, make sure you have all the essentials with you.

Travel Insurance

You must have your travel insurance with you. So, make sure your travel insurance company has covered all your safety measures. Make sure that the insurance company provides you with every facility. Because it has a lot of benefits during the trek. Therefore, make sure your travel insurance covers your injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, rescue mission, loss of property, etc. But, most importantly make sure your travel insurance is not expired.  Furthermore, make sure that your Insurance policy has covered your 4000m trekking and adventure policy.

Required Permits

ACAP: NPR. 3000 for foreigners and NPR 1000 for SAARC.

Note: Child below 10 years are free

Meals and Accommodation

All meals include Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during trekking. Likewise, we also provide western and Nepali foods which are very healthy. In addition, the lodges we provide are very secure and comfortable too. In addition, twin sharing lodges during the trek.

Fitness and experience requirement

While trekking through high altitudes you must be physically and mentally fit. Most importantly, you should also not have any blood-related diseases. Furthermore, you should have experienced small treks. Similarly, being confident and passionate about the trek is also important. Furthermore, make sure that you have some knowledge about the conditions of the trek.

Climate and weather

The climate of Nepal is different from time to time. It usually gets hot from May to August and this time is also good for hiking. Similarly, it gets cold and chilly from late November to February. This time is also good but it rains most of the time. So, completing this trek during the spring season is also good. It provides a suitable climate and weather. But, most of the time it is good all year. So, you may do this trek throughout the year.

Safety and Security

Khopra Danda Trek is a moderate-level trek. But, it can get a little difficult for new trekkers. And, we make sure our people are safe during the trek. So, the safety and security of the trekkers are important factors for our company. Similarly, we take full care of our consumer and their property. Similarly, our trip constantly operates monitoring every area of our travel. So, you should not worry about your belongings when you are traveling with us. Likewise, the accommodation facility we provide is also very safe and secure for your stay during the trek.

Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. A comprehensive list of gear for all activities is listed on our dedicated page of Trekking Gear List

Frequently
Asked Questions

Terms and Conditions

1. Cancellation Policy

There is no cancellation or withdrawal policy for the trip by the client after the trip has started. During the trip, any unused services provided by the company, like accommodation, food, permits, etc., won’t be refunded.

If you cancel the trip at any time before the departure date, 90% of the total cost is reusable for a year or refunded. Visit this page for more details on the cancellation policy.

2. Risk of unforeseen circumstances

Nepal Alternative Treks is directed towards the fulfillment of your every desire. In this connection, we perform our duties honestly & seriously to make your journey very smooth & pleasant. However, Nepal Alternative Treks will not take any responsibility regarding any change & alternations in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslides, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, flight cancellation, delayed arrival, sickness, or accidents. The clients shall bear any extra cost incurred there on the spots.

3. Clients' Responsible

A trekking guide representing Nepal’s alternative treks deserves all authority during your tours. If you commit an unlawful act, you must leave the tour, and no refund will be issued.

4. Impact on your journey

We put our every effort into ensuring you are comfortable traveling. Still, it is a must understand that what you might be accustomed to in the western affluent countries, the Himalayan countries can’t afford such facilities. Weather is another factor that directly impacts your journey. Hence, patience in mind, enthusiasm, and proper preparation before heading is a must to venture into a journey trip.

5. Travel Insurance

You must purchase a comprehensive travel insurance package against medical, natural calamity, helicopter evacuation, personal accident, trip cancellation, etc. This is strongly suggested to all our esteemed clients.

6. Your personal belongings

On any account, we’re not answerable for any loss or damage of your luggage or property belonging to you even when shouldered by guide cum porter or transferred by transport means. That means your personal possessions and luggage are at your risk at the time.

7. Porter weight limit

Porter will carry 10 kg each and 20 kilograms in total. A bit more or less can be adjusted per both parties’ mutual understanding.

We value
Service Excellence

We have the best team and array of services to provide a lifetime experience to all our travelers. Right from the airport pickup to a customized tour, we do the utmost to make sure you experience a hassle-free trip. Likewise, all our trips meet the safety protocols along with the highest health and hygiene standards.

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