Khopra Danda Trek in Nepal - 6 Days

Khopra Danda Trek in Nepal - 6 Days
Trip Facts
Destination Nepal
Activity Annapurna Trek
Accomodation Hotel in Pokhara and Hotel/Lodge/ Tea House during the trek
Region Annapurna Region
Distance 55km/31.5Miles
Start / End point Pokhara/ Pokhara
Duration 6 Days
Max. Altitude 3660m,Khopra Danda
Meals Included Breakfast in Pokhara Hotel and all Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
Group size 2 - 12
Nature of Trek Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Best Season Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
Trip Code DWTK
Activity Per Day Approx. 4-6 hrs walking
Transportation Kathmandu- Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus, Pokhara - kimche, Birethanti - Pokhara by Private Transportation
Grade Moderate

Khopra Danda Hike Insights

Khopra Danda Trek takes you through lesser-known paths to Khopra Danda while letting you experience traditional villages, terraced farms, and amazing mountain peaks (including Mt Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak), and Poon Hill - in the Annapurna region.

Khopra Danda Hike Highlights

  • 2 Nights at the beautiful lake city of Pokhara
  • Trek on off the beaten track
  • Local cheese factory at Paudwar
  • Awe-inspiring views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and Nilgiri
  • Optional Trek to the holy Kaire Lake
  • Amazing sunrise views from Poon Hill
  • Ghandrung village
  • Khopra Danda ridge

Benefits of Booking Khopra Danda Hike with DWT

  • Free airport arrival and departure transfer to/from the hotel on a private vehicle
  • Free excess luggage storage service during the trek duration
  • Pulse oximeter for monitoring blood oxygen saturation level at high altitudes for detecting early signs of altitude sickness or other health issues
  • Medical kits
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets arrangement if you do not have your own.

Khopra Danda Trek Comprehensive

Khopra Danda Trek is a newly opened route in the Annapurna region. This trek takes you to off beaten trails that provide you what Nepal offers - terraced farms, traditional villages, fast-flowing rivers, lush forests, and awe-striking mountain views- including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna (I, II, III, and south), Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal, and Nilgiri.  

Throughout the trek you will be passing through the rhododendron forests with Himalayan wildlife like pheasants and yaks. If you want, you can visit the holy Khayar Lake as well. This trek also takes you to Poon Hill (3,210m / 10,531ft), from where you can catch amazing views of Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre. 

Our journey begins with a scenic ride from Kathmandu through Pokhara, Nayapul, Syauli Bazaar to Kimche. We will start our trek from Kimche and head to the Gurung village of Ghandruk. After stopping at Ghandruk for the night, the following morning, we head to Bayli Kharka while passing Tadapani on the way. The path 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.

On the third day of the trek, you will be reaching Khopra Danda from Bayli Kharka. 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. 

After waking up at the Khopra Danda, you have the option to visit Khayar Lake. The trail is quite steep, and the trek will last for about five hours before we return to Khopra Danda. From Khopra Danda, we trek to Swanta village - known for the community-run cheese factory. 

The next day's trek from Swanta takes us to Ghorepani. But before reaching Ghorepani, we will pass 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 ascend to Poon Hill - the world-renowned viewpoint. From Poon Hill, early in the morning, you can see the morning sun rays painting the surrounding mountains golden. Poon Hill is one of the most favored photography spots, and we will also take as many pictures as we want.  

After catching the magnificent views from Poon Hill viewpoint, we return to Ghorepani and trek to Birethanti. From Birethanti, we will take a bus to Pokhara via Nayapul. Your Khopra Danda trek ends at Pokhara. 

Khopra Danda Trekking journey begins with a 6-7 hour bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara (approx 200 km), which is included in the package. However, if you want to take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (20 mins approx) and/or from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we can arrange these flights for an additional cost. We recommend our valuable clients arrive in Kathmandu by 3 pm, one day earlier than the trip departure date for trip briefing. During the briefing, we will recheck your luggage to make sure that you have the required gear and equipment, and also set your expectations.

Khopra Ridge Trek Itinerary

  1. day 1

    Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul /Syauli Bazaar / Kimche (1,784m).Trek to Ghandruk (1940m / 6,364ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving Hours 2 & ½ hrs.
    Trek Distance 8km / 4.9miles
    Highest Altitude 1940m / 6,364ft
    Trek Duration 2 hrs.

    This trek normally starts from Pokhara. However, Discovery World Trekking provides a complimentary bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara, where you will be spending a night.

    The following morning after breakfast in Pokhara,  we drive to Nayapul, and drive off-road to Syauli Bazar and then to Kimche.

    From Kimche, we start trekking to the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk is renowned for Buddhist monasteries and houses made of slates and stones. This day's trek is short, and we will be spending the night at Ghandruk.

    • Overnight stay at Gurung Cottage (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  2. day 2

    Trek from Ghandruk (1940m / 6,364ft ) to Bayeli Kharka (3,450m / 11,318ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 15km / 8 .5miles
    Highest Altitude 3,450m / 11,318ft
    Trek Duration 6-7 hrs

    We leave the terraced hillsides and Ghandruk village behind and trek through rhododendron, primula, and oak forests to Bayeli Kharka via Tadapani. Before reaching Tadapani, you will not find any villages, but there are teahouses at Bhainsi Kharka. 

    We will continue trekking through the open countryside to reach a small pass. From this pass, the trail descends through rhododendron trees to a clearing known as Bayli Kharka- where we will be spending the night. From Bayli Kharka village, you can enjoy superb views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), the seventh highest mountain in the world.

    • Overnight stay at Community Lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  3. day 3

    Trek from Bayli Kharka (3,450m/ 11,318ft) to Khopra Danda (Ridge) (3,660m / 11,811ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 8km / 4.9miles
    Highest Altitude 3,660m / 11,811ft
    Trek Duration 5 hrs

    From Bayli Kharka, we descend through forests to reach Chistibang pastures and trek for around 2 hours- ascending above the timberlines to reach Khopra Danda. On the way, you might be able to get glimpses of Himalayan Tahr (goat) and Danfe (pheasant). If you look above the horizon, you will see amazing views of DhaulagiriDamphus PeakTukuche PeakNilgiriAnnapurna 1Annapurna South, and deep down Sikha. The Khopra ridge also provides views of Kaligandaki Gorge - the deepest gorge in the world.

    • Overnight stay at Khopra Community Lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  4. day 4

    Trek from Khopra Danda (Ridge) (3,660m / 11,811ft) to Swanta (2,214m / 7,874ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9.6km / 5.9miles
    Highest Altitude 3,660m / 11,811ft
    Trek Duration 4 - 5 hrs

    From Khopra Ridge, we have the option to walk to Khayar Lake (4665m), which will take around 5 hours. Hindus consider this lake holy and believe that you can attain Nirvana by taking a dip into it. After visiting the lake we will return to Khopra and trek down to reach Swanta village. Swanta village is known for its community cheese factory. You can explore Swanta village and taste their cheese.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Candle Inn
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  5. day 5

    Trek from Swanta (2,214m / 7,874ft) to Ghorepani (2,880m / 9,350ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 8km / 4.9miles
    Highest Altitude 2,880m / 9,350ft.
    Trek Duration 5 hrs

    This day we will leave the beautiful village of Swanta and head to Ghorepani - our destination for the day. At first, we will descend through the village fields and reach a small river that we will cross on a suspension bridge and head upwards to Chittre village, from where we will join the classic Annapurna Circuit trekking trail. We will be ascending for a while to reach the Ghorepani

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Snow Land (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  6. day 6

    Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3,210m / 10,525ft) then trek to Birethanti (1,039m / 3,250ft) -Drive to Pokhara.

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 12.5km / 7.7miles
    Highest Altitude 3,210m / 10,525ft
    Trek Duration 4-5 hrs
    Driving Hours 2hrs

    We ascend to Poon Hill (3,210m) early morning to view sunrise over the  Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs - including Mt Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). Poon Hill is also a favorite spot for photographers looking to capture the best views of the Himalayas. We will not leave Poon Hill without clicking pictures to our heart's content. 

    After catching sight of heavenly sunrise views on humongous mountains, and rice terraces, we will return to Ghorepani and trek to Birethanti. From Birethanti, we will catch a bus to return to Pokhara via Nayapul. Your trek ends in Pokhara. 

    • Overnight stay at Silver Oaks Inn with attached bathroom.
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch)

What is included in the Khopra Danda Tour Package?

  • Both way transportation Kathmandu and Pokhara by tourist bus
  • Both way private transportation from Pokhara to Kimche (trek start), Birethanti (trek end) to Pokhara
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast (room with attached bathroom) at Silver Oaks Inn in Pokhara
  • Accommodation - total five nights. Two nights room with attached bathroom at Ghandruk and Ghorepani. Three nights standard room at Bayeli Kharka, Khopra Danda, and Swanta (Generally twin sharing room)
  • All standard meals (6 lunches, 5dinners, and 6 breakfasts) during the trek
  • Government Licensed and qualified trek leader (guide), assistant trekking guide for a group of 12 or more. One porter for two trekkers. Luggage limit 9 kg per trekker.
  • Guides and porters' costs - their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight, and other necessary equipment costs
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fee
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses
  • Rescue operation arrangement in case of health emergencies (funded by travel insurance).
  • Souvenir - a company's T-shirt & cap
  • Discovery World Trekking trek achievement certificate
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at the end of the trek
What is excluded?
  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fees on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Excess baggage charges (limit is 9kg per Person)
  • All accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after the trek
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation, meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival or late departure or early return from the trek.
  • Personal expenses - shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot (tea/coffee) and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and helicopter evacuation
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances beyond company control, for example, landslides, bad weather conditions, itinerary modification for safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • All the costs and expenses not listed in "What is included in Khopra Danda Tour Package?" will be counted as excludes

Khopra Danda Trek Map

Route Map

Equipment list for Khopra Danda Trekking

Depending on the trekking season, you need to adjust your clothing and equipment. However, this is a necessity list we have compiled.

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf

  • Winter hat or insulating hat or a wide-brimmed hat

  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses with UV protection

  • Face/body wipes

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves

  • Heavyweight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts

  • Long-sleeved shirt

  • Hooded rain jacket

  • Fleece jacket

  • Lightweight cotton pants

  • T-Shirt (bring lightweight wool)

  • Polypropylene underwear

  • Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)

  • Sweater

  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots

  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not)

  • Thermal bottle

  • Water purification

  • Trekking pole

  • Sleeping bag (-15 degree bag is best in the high altitude trekking)

Toiletries

  •  Medium size drying towel
  •  Tooth brush
  •  Toothpaste
  • Toilet paper
  •  Deodorant/ floss
  •  Biodegradable bar soap
  •  Nail clippers
  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money

  • Watch

  • Cell phone

  • Camera

Extra items

  • First aid kit

  • Extra passport photos and passport photocopies 

  • Notebook and pen

  • Binoculars

Khopra Ridge Trek Trip Information

Khopra Danda Trek Start

You will be arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You will need to attend the trip briefing one day before the trek departure date. On your departure date, we will take a tourist bus to Pokhara. The tourist bus departs around 7 am every day from Kathmandu. Pokhara is the gateway to the Khopra Danda trek.

This package covers tourist bus fares from Kathmandu to Pokhara and vice-versa. You can choose to fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara or Pokhara to Kathmandu for an additional cost. The flight takes around 20 minutes.

Airport pick up and drop

Discovery World Trekking provides free airport arrival and departure transfer for guests who have booked the Khopra Danda Trek package

You need to arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport by 3 pm at least one day- before the trek departure date to participate in the trip briefing. Discovery World Trekking representative will be at the airport holding a pamphlet with your name on it. They will welcome you at the airport, present you with a khada or a Marigold garland as a welcome gesture, and take you to your hotel in a private vehicle. 

Khopra Danda Trek Accommodation

Khopra Danda trek includes 5 nights lodge to lodge stay at trekking regions and two nights in Pokhara hotel. You will be living in the best available lodges.

We provide two nights room stay with the attached bathroom at Ghandruk and Ghorepani. Three nights standard room stay at Bayeli Kharka, Khopra Danda, and Swanta. (Generally twin sharing room)

Solo trekkers can stay in a single private room with an attached bathroom in the available lodges and single private accommodation in other places.

Two nights of hotel stays in Kathmandu before and after the trek is required but not included in the package. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels for all budgets and preferences. 

Hot showers, Wi-Fi will be available at trekking regions at an extra cost.

Meals During Khopra Danda Trek

Khopra Danda trek takes place in high altitudes, so you need nutritious food. The meal in trekking regions will be healthy and full of nutrients. However, you will have fewer options.

There will be 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 5 dinners during the trek. 

Some of the popular menu items are -

Six breakfasts - Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati, Local Tsampa porridge, Eggs, Pancakes, Muesli Breads, fruits, Vegetables, Hot drinks (varieties of teas and coffees, hot chocolates, etc.)

Six lunches - Dhal, Bhat, Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni dishes, Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Desserts, (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc

Five dinners - Dhal, Bhat, Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni, Tenduk Spaghetti, Noodles Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Potato items, Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Korean Raman, Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc 

The menu combines local, Asian, and western cuisine, but as we go up, the menu gets shorter. We highly recommend you to take fresh vegetables and liquids (green tea, garlic soup(must), lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, etc.) at high altitudes.

Though you will have plenty of non-veg choices, we recommend avoiding meat because the meat in trekking regions may not be hygienic. We also encourage you to avoid dairy, cheese, alcohol, caffeinated items, and hot chocolates. 

Note: Lunch and dinner in Pokhara are not included in the package. 

All personal bills (alcoholic drinks, hot (tea/coffee), and cold drinks) in tea houses/ lodges or cafes except standard meals(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from the package.

Best Time To Trek Khopra Danda

The weather is the crucial factor to consider for the Khopra Danda Trek. Trekking to Khopra is possible throughout the year, but it is easier in autumn and spring when the skies are clear, and there is no rain. 

Trek during the winters gets challenging due to cold and snow, while summer coincides with monsoon making the trail wet and slippery. But again, adventurous trekkers find these challenges fascinating.

Discovery World Trekking conducts treks to Khopra Danda throughout the year. 

In brief, here is the detailed weather information at the high altitudes of the Khopra Danda Trek regions. 

March-May (Spring)

Khopra Danda trek in spring (March-May) is not only easier, but the views are mind-blowing as well. In this season, the climate is mild, the rainfall is low, and the trekking conditions are perfect. The mean daily temperature in the high altitudes is between 5°C to 15 °C. Lower regions are warmer, making the trek pleasant for all nature lovers. Trekking season begins after March in the spring.

By April, along the trek routes, you will get to enjoy red, pink, and white rhododendron flowers. The temperature starts rising from mid-March up to mid-May. The cool temperatures and clear skies provide fantastic views of mountains, valleys, villages, and fields.

June - August (Summer)

June to August is summer in Nepal, and therefore the temperatures are quite high in the trekking regions. However, summer in Nepal coincides with the monsoon, and trek paths can be wet and slippery. Monsoon generally begins around the end of June and continues up to the second week of August.

The summer day temperatures at high elevations range from 15°C to 25°C. The night temperatures range from 5°C to 15°C. Summer mornings are usually clear, clouds form in the afternoon and disappear at night. 

Though the rain may cause the paths to be slippery, the plants get much-needed rain during this season and bloom- providing green cover to the mountain vegetation.

September - November (Autumn)

Autumn (September, October, November), like spring, is a great season for the Khopra Danda trek. Autumn provides moderate temperatures, mild wind, clear skies, and low rainfall - conditions favorable for a successful trek. Clear skies also provide fantastic star views at night. 

Monsoons will be over by early September, and autumn days at trekking regions are mild to warm. Daytime temperatures can reach up to 20°C in high altitudes, the nights are colder at around 5°C. The greens that grew during the monsoon fade to golden/amber providing a spectacular contrast against the crystal blue skies.

The environment is clean, the grains are ripening in the fields, and the lowlands are lush. Nepal's biggest festivals - Dashain & Tihar - also fall during this season, adding a festive mood to your trekking. 

December - February (Winter)

Winter (December - February) Khopra Danda treks are less popular than spring or autumn treks. The trekking regions can be cold during the winter, but this excites adventurous trekkers. The temperature in the trekking regions can be as low as -5 °C. 

The coldest time is from December through early February. After late February, the temperatures start rising.

Despite being cold, the winter skies are usually very clear, and mountain views are at their best - with snow caps. The trails are the least busy. Winter treks might not be favorable for new trekkers, but experienced trekkers can complete this trek in winter - without any problems. 

The weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable and changes quickly.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Khopra Danda Trek is an easy grade trek in the Annapurna region. The hiking lasts for about 4 to 5 hrs a day, taking regular breaks to capture the stunning mountain views. Trek routes to Khopra Danda are not very steep but ascend and descend fairly. 

Trekkers who can hike 4 to 5 hours a day at a decent pace with a light day pack can complete this trek. Trekking at higher altitudes is physically demanding. 

To complete this 7-day Khopra Danda trek, you should be in good health with normal physical fitness and strong determination. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.

Trekking in group /single

We organize a group as well as private treks. The bigger your trek group is, the more discounts you can get. However, there are no group discounts available for groups Discovery World Trekking assembles. We can handle all group sizes, and for a group with 12 or more trekkers, we will assign one additional assistant guide. For every two trekkers, we assign one porter.  

A typical day in Khopra Danda Trek

Each day provides a unique trekking experience - new terrain, different vegetation, typical villages, humongous mountains, and a chance to interact with the local people.  

Our expert guides/Sherpas will accompany you throughout the trek and provide you with information about the places you will be visiting. 

The day starts with an early morning cup of tea. After breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk at around 7 am to 8 am, depending on the duration and nature of that day’s walk. After trekking for 3 to 4 hours, we will be having lunch around midday. We will rest for one hour after lunch and then continue our trek. 

The afternoon walk is generally shorter and lasts 2 to 3 hours. After reaching our overnight lodge, we take extra dietary snacks. Before the night sets in, you will have plenty of time to explore the destination for the day. We serve dinner between 6 to 7 pm.

After dinner, you will have time to socialize. Your trek leader (guide) will let you know about the plans for the next day. Then, before going to bed, you can enjoy yourself reading books, playing cards, monopoly, or watching mountaineering documentaries. Some of our guests also utilize this time learning common Nepali words from our crew. 

Communication during the trek

During your Khopra Danda Trek, you can use internet service at lodges/tea houses for an extra service charge. Once you reach high destinations, we will communicate through phones. Discovery World Trekking will be in contact with each trek group via trek guide at least once a day. 

Depending on the mobile network you use, you may get cell phone signals, but at high altitudes, the signals may not be strong enough. You can, however, choose to buy a local sim in Kathmandu. 

Wi-Fi is available at lodging places and comes with an extra service charge.

Battery recharge, water on trekking

Throughout the lodges at Khopra Danda Trek regions, you can recharge your camera and cell batteries for an extra cost. 

Packed mineral water is available at lodges or en route shops, or you can fill your water bottle with boiled water at an extra cost. If you require Discovery World Trekking can provide water purification pills as well.

Please do not drink water from the rivers, taps, or wells in the trekking region because the water might not be drinkable.

Extra personal expenses

All of our valuable clients need to bring personal spending money to cover various costs.

Meals and accommodations before and after the trek in Kathmandu are up to our clients themselves. Similarly, you will need money for lunch and dinner in Pokhara, a Visa application, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks, hot (tea/coffee) drinks, cold drinks, alcoholic drinks, tipping crews, souvenirs, and so on.  

We recommend bringing cash (major currencies) and exchanging them for Rupees in Kathmandu. Trekking regions only accept Nepali currency. 

Khopra Danda Trek Travel insurance

This trip grade is moderate with a low risk of high altitude sickness. However, this mountain journey is not a regular visit, so you need to be prepared for unforeseen events like injury, illness, flood, landslides, etc. 

Travel insurance is compulsory. All trekkers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation - including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes.

We can recommend insurance companies based on our client's experience, but we do not sell insurance. We request our valuable clients to send their detailed insurance information once they book trekking. We will use these documents for quick and effective rescue in emergencies. 

Please call your insurance provider and ask them if the insurance policy covers helicopter rescue along with medical expenses at elevations up to 4000m. Do not depend on what the insurance companies say on their website.

Nepal Tourist Visa Information

All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter Nepal. You can get an on arrival-visa is available at Tribhuvan International Airport and along Nepal borders. You can get the latest visa information at www.immigration.gov.np as visa regulation can change without prior notice.

For visa application, you need a passport that is valid for at least six months, a visa fee (the current fee is USD 50 for 30 days), and a passport-size photo. We recommend you add one or two days to your trek so that you will not miss your international flight back home in case of trek delay. 

Chinese citizens, and citizens of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation(SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka), get a free visa. 

Citizens from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan may not get an on-arrival visa. If you are a citizen of these countries, contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Money exchange

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.

(1 USD = ~ Rs.120 NPR).

You can exchange major foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. 

Money exchanges display their rates publicly. Please note that only Indian Rupees (INR) notes of 100 and 2000 denominations are legal in Nepal. 

Despite having the security advantage of a traveler's cheque, we recommend you to carry cash and exchange them for Nepali Rupees to avoid lengthy processes and high bank commissions. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel. Several ATMs are open around the clock. 

The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee using a foreign card.

If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions, the service fee charge imposed is about four percent or more depending upon the bank.

Most established banks in Asia do not accept old, torn, and faded foreign currency notes. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.

How Much Luggage can I take during Khopra danda Trek?

Two trekkers will be assigned one porter. The weight limit per porter is 18kgs. Therefore, your luggage limit is 9 kg. However, you can hire more porters for an extra cost. We also expect you to carry a backpack with your valuables or essentials. 

Only carry the essentials during the trek. You can leave any excess baggage at the Discovery World Trekking store for free.

We will recheck all things that you are carrying with you in our briefing before starting the journey.

Khopra Danda Trek Safety

To ensure the safety of our clients, we make sure:

  • our crew has all necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits
  • in case of sickness, the trek leader has the authority to continue the trek or descend
  • in emergencies, we will arrange an evacuation helicopter (insurance funded) 
  • the team treks together

Responsible Travel

We have a strong commitment to environmental sustainability for protecting our fragile ecosystems.

Tourism has positively impacted wealth generation, employment opportunities, infrastructure, healthcare, and education in trekking regions. However, an increase in tourism activities has affected the environment in these regions. 

So, Discovery World Trekking works together with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco-friendly trips paying attention to protecting the environment in trekking regions and the culture of the local people.

Discovery World Trekking Crew

During the Khopra Danda Trek, you will be accompanied by our government-licensed and experienced guides/Sherpas to make your journey comfortable and memorable. Porters will carry your luggage.

Two people will be assigned one porter, and a porter will not carry more than 18 kgs. We will add one assistant guide for a group of 12 or more. Our crew members are locals who grew up in remote high Himalayas so, they have physical endurance and can live easily and comfortably at high altitudes. 

All our staff members are precious to us. In addition to good pay, we take care of their insurance, clothing, food, and lodging throughout the expedition. All our guides and porters receive medical care when ill or injured. 

We make sure that our staff members are happy as we believe that only happy people can make others happy.  

Our staff members have:

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid Training
  • Government-authorized Trekking Guide Certificate
  • Fluency in speaking English and other major Languages
  • Conservation and Biodiversity Training
  • Rock climbing

Tipping

Nepali culture accepts tipping and views tips as proof of providing a great service. However, tipping is at travelers' discretion and should reflect the quality of service received. We encourage you to tip at the end of your trip and do so collectively as a group. 

Booking and payment process

Discovery world trekking is a Nepal government-authorized, licensed, and bonded trek and tour operator. We are members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, you can book treks/trips with us confidently. We have been providing our services for over a decade.

We require a 10% payment in advance for booking the trek which you can pay using bank transfer, western union, or online from our website. 

You can pay the remaining amount in cash, through bank transfer, or using a credit card after arriving in Nepal. We will also email you the payment details and modes of payment.

Please send us other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport-size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival and departure flight details within a week of trek booking. 

Last-minute booking for Khopra Danda Trek

For those who are unable to book treks in advance, Discovery World Trekking has a special provision for a last-minute booking. In the case of last-minute booking, you need to pay 100% percent trip cost 24 hours before trip departure. We do our best to operate treks at any time, but in case of last-minute booking, you cannot hold us responsible for delays due to changes beyond our control, such as bad weather or lodges' unavailability. Contact us for more information at 977- 9840055491 (Paul) or email us [email protected] 

Trip Extensions

If you are staying in Nepal for a few more days after finishing Khopra Danda Trek, we can arrange sight-seeing tours in and around Kathmandu valley for you. You have other options - to take part in the Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, another trek, and much more!

Feedback

Discovery World Trekking will organize a farewell dinner in Kathmandu on the last day of your Khopra Danda Trek. After dinner, we will present you with a certificate of trek achievement, and you can also use this time to provide us feedback. 

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2 Paxes US$ 460
3 Paxes US$ 430
4 - 6 Paxes US$ 400
7 - 12 Paxes US$ 386

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Khopra Danda Trek Trip Company Reviews

Discovery World Trekking

8 Day Khopra Danda Trek

Onre
5 - Excellent
04/05/2017

We contacted Paul at Discovery World because we wanted something specific to suit our needs and budget rather than just a standard package (which some of the other agencies just refused to be flexible on). He delivered exactly what we wanted, working with us over email to refine an itinerary to suit our travel dates and the pre/post trip accommodation and transfers we wanted to book ourselves. We were greeted by him at the airport and had a great briefing meeting in KTM where we also met our guide Karan who went to the trouble of getting us a map of our route. Both Karan and our porter, Manish, were absolute stars throughout the whole trek - always positive and happy to be flexible according to what we wanted to do; they also gave us real confidence on some occasionally challenging paths and conditions too. For readers' benefits: our route was 8 days starting at Syauli Bazar and going up to Bayelli then across to Khopra and down to Paudar, Swanta and Ghorepani to get to Poon Hill and then back to Pokhara. The whole thing was frankly amazing, beautiful and just the right level of difficulty for us (our toughest collective experience being Ben Nevis in the UK) and it was great to be off the busiest trails for much of our trek. I would recommend the route to anyone who wants to do a bit more than the standard Poon Hill route and get a bit more isolation as the reward is massive. Our view of the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri range from Khopra rivalled that from Poon Hill but was shared with just the handful of other people who had stayed in the lodge (vs the hundreds up at Poon Hill for sunrise). The only improvement I could recommend to our route was on the way down from Khopra to perhaps miss out Paudar (not much to see, not the best accommodation) and go straight to Swanta (beautiful, some of our favourite accommodation) and do the whole thing in 7 days. The communication, staff, experience and cost were all spot on for us and I thoroughly recommend Discovery World to anyone interested in trekking in Nepal.

Fantastic experience!

Sophie_Toorn
5 - Excellent
07/08/2017

We have just returned from the Kopra Danda trek which was organised by Discovery World Trekking. Paul has been an absolute blessing from start to finish. The trip was very well organised and I would especially like to thank our guide Simbir and our porter Suresh. The weather was very challenging ,as it was monsoon season, and we are not very experienced trekkers, however Simbir and Suresh did everyting in their ability to still make our trek memorable and as easy as possible for us. Overall it was a fantastic experience and thank you Paul for running such an excellent company. I would recommend you to anyone. Dhanybhad!

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Robert Thomas
5 - Excellent
10/05/2012

My party attempted the Everest Base camp trek in 14 days this October. After much shopping around we ended up choosing Discovery World Trekking because of online reviews and consistent thorough contact with Paul. We couldn’t be happier with our end result. Our guide Krishna was the best, absolutely worth requesting. He was knowledgeable, driven, met the needs of a diverse group of people, and was incredibly warm and kind and open throughout our trek. Our porters were outstanding. The teahouses were well-chosen – comfortable always and sometimes nice. In the end when it snowed on one of our pass days, we ended up shifting the remainder of the trek and Paul was incredibly flexible and jovial about the change in plans. I would go on another trek with this company, with this guide, in a second. Maybe Annapurna…

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