|Accomodation||Hotel in Pokhara and Hotel/Lodge/ Tea House during the trek|
|Start / End point||Pokhara/ Pokhara|
|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|
|Activity Per Day||Approx. 4-6 hrs walking|
|Transportation||Kathmandu- Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus, Pokhara - kimche, Birethanti - Pokhara by Private Transportation|
About the Trip
One of the rarer trails of the Annapurna region with equally remarkable views of the Himalayas
- 2 Nights at the beautiful lake city of pokhara
- Trep on off beaten rarely trails
- Local Cheese factory at Paudwar
- Awe inspiring views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fang and Nilgiri.
- Optional Trek to the holy Kaire Lake
- Amazing sunset view from Poonhill
- pretty villages and farmland at Ghandrung,
- Go up to Khopra Danda ridge
- Airport arrival and departure transfer to/from Hotel by private transportation.
- Provide pulse oximeter for blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude. It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potentially health risks.
- Medical Kit.
- Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.
Khopra Danda trek is a newly opened route in the Annapurna region.The trek takes us on off beaten trails with amazing views of everything that nepal has to offer from awe striking mountain Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna (I, II, III and south), Hiunchuli,Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal and Nilgiri views, rural villages, and rice fields We pass through Rhododendron forest, and meet himalayan wildlifes like pheasants and yaks .we can also go up to the holy and beautiful Khayar Lake .This trek also lead to Ghorepani Poon Hill ,you get the best sunrise views over the massive Annapurna,Dhaulagiri Nilgiri, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre from the top of Poon Hill (3,210m) .This is a very unique trail that many people don't even know about!
Our journey begins with a scenic ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara then trek through the vibrant Gurung of Ghandruk. The trail continues follow to Tadapani and then on the off beaten trail to Bayali which goes through thick forest of rhododendron oak and pine.You will not meet anyone else here as it is a very rare trail.and lodges here will have a very homestay feel . The trail the takes us even closer towards Annapurna South to Khopra danda where we can see panoramic views of the entire Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range. The Khayar Lake is another attraction of this trek but it is optional for those who want to take a roundabout trek and come back to Khopra danda . Then the trail train then turns around and down to Swanta and up to Ghorepani through Bayeli Kharka and Tadapani and hike to poonhill for the famous view and finally ends at Pokhara.Overall it's a short and not a difficult trek and the best part is only few people know about it!
Its Notice to all our valuable clients who are joining Khopra Danda Trekking with us that our journey begins with 6-7 hour bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara (approx 200 km)which is included in package, however, if you to want to take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (20 mins approx) and also from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we can provide that with an additional flight cost which is not included in package. Discovery world Trekking would like to recommend all our Valuable clients that they should arrive Kathmandu a day earlier at afternoon before the day we departed and start our Khopra Danda Trekking next day, To make sure that you’ll attend our Official Briefing as an important Pre-meeting. The Reason we do so is we want to make sure that you get proper mental guidance and necessary information just to have a recheck of equipment and goods for the journey so that if you have forgotten something than we'll provide you with that ASAP.
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Day to Day Itinerary
- day 1
Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul /syauli bazaar /kimche (1,784m) -Trek to Ghandruk (1940m / 6,364 ft )
Itinerary Facts Driving Hours 2 & ½ hrs. Trek Distance 8 km/ 4.9 miles Highest Altitude 1940m / 6,364 ft Trek Duration 2 hrs.
After having breakfast early in the morning in pokhara and drive to Nayapul then off road through small village,syauli Bazar and Kimche,Then we trek up steps and continue to walk to the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk,village with vibrant Buddhist monasteries and houses made of slate and stones.with beautiful mountain views and rich in gurung traditions Overnight at guest house in Ghandruk.
- Overnight at “Gurung Cottage”with attached bathroom
- Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
- day 2
Trek from Ghandruk (1940m / 6,364 ft ) to Tadapani (2675m.8,630 ft)
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 9.5 km/ 5 .9 miles Highest Altitude 2675m.8,630 ft. Trek Duration 3-4 hrs
We leave the terraced hillsides and the village of Ghandruk behind and trek through rhododendron and oak forest. There are no villages on this route, but there are a few teahouses at the place called Baisi Kharkha (Buffalo Grassing place) to rest. We will get to see awe inspiring views of Machhapuchhare (6993m),Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna South (7237m), and Lamjung Himal (6931m) along the way.
- Overnight at “Hotel Grand View Lodge"
- Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
- day 3
Trek from Tadapani (2,675m.8,630 ft) – Bayeli Kharka (3,450m/11,318 ft)
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 5.8 km/ 3.6 miles Highest Altitude 3,450m/11,318 ft Trek Duration 5 hrs
From Tadapani we walk the first and half hours through the forest of rhododendrons and Primula.then after 4 hours of gradual climb we reach above the timberline with amazing views of the Annapurna .we will stop for lunch my a streams and continue through the through open countryside to reach a small pass from here the trail descends through rhododendron to a clearing known as Bayli Kharka, and the lodge.From the village, we can enjoy superb views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, the seventh highest mountain in the world.
- Overnight at community lodge
- Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
- day 4
Trek from Bayli Kharka (3,450 m/11,318 ft) to Khopra Danda (Ridge) (3,660m/11,811 ft)
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 8 km/ 4.9 miles Highest Altitude 3,660m/11,811 ft Trek Duration 5 hrs
From Bayli Kharka we will descend through forests to reach the pastures of Chistibang . From Chistibang we trek for around 2 hours to ascend above the timberlines to reach the ridge at Kopra,You might get to see Himalayan tahr and Danfe pheasant on the way.On top we will see amazing views on all sides of Dhaulagiri, Damphus Peak, Tukuche Peak,Nilgiri, Annapurna 1, Annapurna South and deep down Sikha.
- Overnight at "Khopra community lodge"
- Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
- day 5
Trek from Khopra Danda (Ridge) (3,660m/11,811 ft) to Swanta (2,214m/7,874 ft)
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 9.6 km/ 5.9 miles Highest Altitude 3,660m/11,811 ft Trek Duration 4 - 5 hrs
From Khopra Ridge we can walk to Khayar Lake at 4600m which will take around 5 hours we'll take a steep trail on the ridge with stone steps with a gorgeous view of nature. After visiting the lake we will come back down to Khopra. For those who don't want to visit the lake we will trek down a trail to reach the nice little village Swanta ,with incredibly friendly people, it is also also the community cheese factory. where not many other tourists come. You can explore the place as well as taste cheese.
- Overnight at "Hotel Candle Inn"
- Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- day 6
Trek from Swanta (2,214m/7,874 ft) to Ghorepani (2,880 m/9,350 ft)
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 8 km/ 4.9 miles Highest Altitude 2,880 m/9,350 ft. Trek Duration 5 hrs
We will descend through the village fields to a small river then will cross the suspension bridge and head upwards to the village of Chittre, where will join the main trekking trail. There is a further ascent to reach the Ghorepani .we will enjoy seeing great views of the Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre massif and a well-earned rest.
- Overnight at “Hotel Snow Land” with attached bathroom.
- Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
- day 7
Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3,210 m/ 10,525 ft) then trek to Birethanti (1,039 m/3,250 ft) -Drive to NayaPul - Pokhara.
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 12.5 km / 7.7 miles Highest Altitude 3,210 m/ 10,525 ft Trek Duration 4-5 hrs Driving Hours 2hrs
We ascend to poon Hill (3,210m) early morning to view sunrise over the whole Annapurna , Dhaulagiri massif including Mt Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) , After taking natural view of sunrise and warm sun kissing and surrounding rice terrace A favourite spot among photographers After visiting Poonhill, we will trek to Birethanti then drive to Nayapul and back to tourist hubs pokhara.
- Overnight at "Hotel Crown Himalayas" with attached bathroom.
- Included meals: (Breakfast, Lunch)
What is Included?
- Both way transportation service between Kathmandu and Pokhara by Tourist bus.
- Both way private transportation service from Pokhara to kimche(trek start), Birethanti(trek end) to Pokhara.
- Two nights accommodation with Breakfast (room with attached bathroom) at "Hotel Crown Himalayas" in Pokhara.
- Accommodations: Two nights room with attached bathroom at Ghandruk, and Ghorepani, four nights standard room at Tadapani, Bayeli Kharka,Khopra Danda and Swanta. (Generally twin Sharing room)- 6 Nights
- All Standard Meals (7 Lunches, 6 Dinners and 7 Breakfasts) during the trek.
- Government License holder Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader (guide), assistant trekking guide, (12 or Above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter "9 kg per trekker max limit").
- Coverage of Guides and Porters, Their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight and other necessary equipment.
- 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
- Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance).
- Souvenir - A company's T-shirt & Cap
- Discovery World Trekking appreciation of certificate after over the successfully trek.
- Farewell Dinner at the end of the trek
What is Excluded?
- International flight airfare
- Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan Internationa Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
- Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per Person)
- All Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after we start our journey
- Lunch and Dinner in pokhara.
- Extra night accommodation, Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
- Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot 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 evacuation compulsory
- Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture)
- Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.
- All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as Excludes
Equipment list for Khopra danda trekking
Depending on the season you wish to go trekking you may have to make adjustments to clothing and equipments however these are the necessities list we prepared keeping keeping your comfort and utility in mind. We never recommend our clients to bring over equipments which are not necessary for the trek.
Sun hat or scarf
Winter hat or insulating hat or a wide-brimmed hat
Headlight with extra batteries
Sunglasses with UV protection
Heavyweight winter gloves
Long sleeved shirt
Hooded rain jacket
Lightweight cotton pants
T-Shirt (bring lightweight wool)
Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)
Waterproof jacket and pants
Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)
Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not)
Sleeping bag (-15 degree bag is best in the high altitude trekking)
- Toiletries (toilet papers, toothpaste, toothbrush)
- Medium size drying towel
- Tooth brush
- Deodorant/ floss
- Bio degradable bar soap
- Nail clippers
- Small mirror
First aid kit
Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
Notebook and pen
The beginning of the journey towards Khopra Danda Trek
First day is your arrival day in Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport-TIA), Nepal. Second day, we drive to Pokhara. Tourist bus deprartures around 7 a.m. everyday from Kathmandu. Pokhara is a gateway to start Khopra Danda trekking.
Both way Tourist bus for Kathmandu- Pokhara is included in the package. The flight/private transportation is provided at an extra cost.
Don't Worry, We'll Pick You!
Discovery World Trekking provides free airport arrival and departure transfer on any flight for Khopra Danda Trek package. You will be received from our representative crew from Discovery World Trekking regardless of the flight you take holding a pamphlet of your name and our company name with a warm-hearted welcome with either a khada or a marigold garland and you’ll be escorted to your hotel with all comfort possible.
Accommodation Details During The Trek
7 days Khopra Danda trek includes 6 nights lodge to lodge stay at a mountain and two nights in Pokhara hotel where we use the best available lodge and select the best accommodation in Khopra danda trek. We provide Two nights room with attached bathroom at Ghandruk, and Ghorepani, four nights standard room at Tadapani, Bayeli Kharka,Khopra Danda and Swanta. (Generally twin Sharing room)
For solo trekker -a single private room with attached bathroom in available lodge, single private accommodation in other places of the itinerary.
Two nights hotels in Kathmandu before and after the trek is required which is not included in the package. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotel for all budgets and your interest. We prefer your choice.
Hot showers, Wi-Fi will be available at an extra cost in possible places.
Our trek is all over high elevations near world’s highest peak which means your body needs enough carbohydrate, protein, nutrition as food is fuel for the body to hike on such humongous Himalayan trails. The meal in this trek is very convenient but not as in cities.
There will be 7 Breakfasts, 7 Lunch and 6 Dinners will be provided in the trek.
Some of the popular menu items are -
Seven breakfasts - ( Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, and Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati Local tsampa porridge, Hashed brown eggs, Varieties of eggs (Omelets) Pancakes Muesli Breads Fruits and Vegetables Hot drinks like varieties of teas and coffees Hot chocolates etc)
Seven lunch - (Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari (Dalh Bhat power 24 hour) Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snakes (Papad, Prawn) Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc)
Six dinners - ( Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (,Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snacks (Papad, Prawn) Korean Raman Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc.) are available on the menu during the trek.
The best selected from the menu of the lodge which will be fresh, hygienic, tasty and nutritious. The menu is a combination of traditional local, Asian and western cuisine almost everywhere but as we go up close, the menu list will be shorted. We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup(must) etc. at high altitude and also the fresh vegetable items for health benefit.
Tho plenty of non-veg item will be available we won’t recommend any of them because meat in such places is not hygienic and healthy during the trek. We highly encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume Alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, hot chocolates as experts suggest to avoid such items during such high elevation treks.
Note: lunch and dinner at Pokhara shall not be provided by Company
All Personal Bills (Alcoholic Drinks, Hot and Cold Drinks) in tea house/ Lodges or in cafe except Standard Meals(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from Package.
Best Time To Trek Khopra danda
The weather is one of the most important factors to look at when deciding to trek to Khopra danda trek cause no one is beyond nature. Trekking is possible throughout the year to Khopra danda but certainly, there is ups and downs in every season, It is best suited to trek during the spring and the autumn as the sky is crystal clear from dusk till dawn, the rainy weather stops and thick sun-blocking clouds also fades. The Magic of clear azure skies provides the most spectacular vistas. With added those breathtaking views. Trek during the winters and monsoon, it becomes a bit challenging to trek due to heavy snowfall, cold temperature but that’s what excites many trekkers.
Although trekking is possible throughout the year each season has different advantages and attractions and advantages offer for trekking in the Annapurna region. The temperature in the mountains also depends according to the altitude range – higher the altitude, lower the temperature. In brief, below are the detailed information about the climatic condition of every quarter months.
March-May - Spring
Destination towards Ghorepani Poon hill in Spring (March-May) is a season in which mountains lovers and travel enthusiasts come to ghorepani Poon hill in a very large number. In this season, the climate is mild, the rainfall is quite low and the trekking conditions are perfect. The mean daily temperature in the Ghorepani Poon hill is between 5 to 15 degree C. Lower regions along the trek are even warmer making it pleasant for any nature lover. Trekking season begins after March in the spring.
By April, the trek route throughout the Himalayas will be rewarded with different full blossom rhododendron of red, pink and white even at an elevation of over 3,000 metres. Temperature starts rising from mid-March up to mid-May. Weather is cool at this time. The sky is very clear and you can enjoy the clearest views of the mountains.
June to August -Summer
If you are coming to trek Ghorepani poon hill in between July to August, you are signing up for summer. Summer season falls in the month of June, July and August. Summer is the month of the hottest temperature and therefore has the most pleasant trekking conditions compare to other months. But the monsoon that coincides with the summer means that you have to be more careful with your preparation as the trekking trails might be wet and slippery. It usually rains during this season. Monsoon generally begins around the end of June and continues up to the second week of August.
The temperature during the days usually ranges from 15°C to 25! and gets relatively colder at night ( 5°C to 15?) mornings are usually clear with clouds building up during the afternoon and disappearing again at night. Though the rain may cause some problems. various plants bloom during this season, the valleys will be a green and totally different view than during other seasons.
September to November -Autumn
Autumn (September, October, November), like Spring, is a season that invites travellers around the world to trek in the Ghorepani Poon hill. Moderate temperatures, mild wind, and low precipitation make Autumn a season of wonderful trekking conditions. This is a favourite among tourists with the most favourable weather and perfect climate condition. The sun shines brightly the skies are clear you get a superb view of mountains and the temperature is perfect for the daytime trek. you can enjoy spectacular starry skies since the sky is clear at night. The monsoons will be over by early September and the weather ranges from mild to warm days.
Daytime temperatures can reach up to 20c in high altitudes, the nights are colder with temperatures may go down around 5c.the greens that grew during monsoon fade to golden/amber proving a spectacular contrast against the crystal blue skies, grains are ripening in the enclave. The environment is clean and lowlands are lush. The biggest festivals of Nepal like Dashain, Tihar also fall during these seasons. It is also a busy season, the clearest month, with the crisp and sparkling sky. The daytime temperatures at this month are usually the most stable, from mild to cool conditions the humidity is also pretty dry with very cold nights
December to February- Winter
Winter (December - February) treks in the Annapurna region are as popular as the Spring or Autumn treks. The places along the Ghorepani Poon hill trek can be cold during the winter but that's what excites most trekkers. The temperature of ghorepani poon hill itself can be as low as 5 degree 10C which tempts trekkers to visit this region in pleasant climatic conditions. The coldest time is from December through early February, after late February, climate gradually gets warmer Temperatures to get cold dropping to -5 degree C at high altitudes.
daytime is pleasantly and relatively warm with sunshine. Despite being cold the skies are usually very clear, mountain views are at their best. with snowy caps, it might snow and the ground will be snow the trails are the least busy at this time.it may not be the best season for beginners but experienced trekkers will have no problem.
The weather in the Himalaya is so unpredictable and the temperature may change quickly from day to night.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
7 days Khopra danda trekking is an easy grade trek in Annapurna region. The hiking is generally 4 to 5 hrs a day, taking regular breaks to capture the stunning mountainviews. Trek routes on Khopra danda are fairly ascent, descent and straightforward following a well-established trials but this is high mountain journey have to walk along the remote trials in the Himalaya. Trekkers who are able to hike 4 to 5 hours a day at a reasonable pace with a light day pack can take part in our 7 days Khopra danda trekking.some days require longer waking hours. So you must be reasonably fit and prepared for long days. Trekking in higher altitude is physically demanding than trekking in the lower altitudes. To join our 7 days Khopra danda trekking, all participants should be in good healthcondition with normal physical fitness and have positive attitude, self confidence, and strong determination. It is very important to make sure you are as healthy as possible before starting trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.
Trekking group /single
We organize a group as well as a private trek. The price of group discount is applied with having your own paxes in your group and price will be the same whether group joining or private touring. We are able to lead and handle any size of the participants in a group. There will be a group leader Guide, a porter for every two trekkers and an assistant guide for a group of 12 or above trekking members.
A typical day in Khopra danda Trek
A day on trekking will be rewarding with unique experience providing to trek leisurely with plenty of time to enjoy scenery, take photos and explore the local village. During the trek you are accompanied by experienced, friendly and qualified expert guide along with porters to carry out your baggage. You need to take your small regular day pack on hiking days.The day starts with an early morning cup of tea. Each morning after packing our bags and having a wholesome breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk ar around 7 am -8am,depending on the duration and nature of the day’s walk. after trekking 3 to 4 hours, lunch will be served around midday on the route to the next destination and we continue after an hour rest.. The afternoon walk is generally shorter being only 2 to 3 hours when we read our overnight lodge we snack on the pre prepared extra dietary snacks ,then after dinner, we will have free time to explore nearby places. Dinner is provided around 6 to 7 pm. In the evening before going to bed, we discuss each group member hiking experience of that day. And the guide will brief the next day trip plan. After completing of trip briefing we enjoy fun and games and entertainment.trekkers love learning Nepalese language from our Discovery World Trekking crews, playing card, talking to and chatting with the crew members, reliving the day adventure or reading books before heading off to the bed for well-deserved sleep.
Communication on trek
On the Khopra danda Trek, the use of internet service will be available at the lodges with some extra service charge. You can contact your family and friends via the lodges, but once we reach high altitudes communication will be through the phone for safety proposes.
We'll communicate all our valuable clients through our leader to at least once in a day to make sure you're fine, safe, feel right and have everything up there. You'll always be connected to Kathmandu's DWT office for any kind of help during the trek. Also, depending on the kind of network you use, there will be the signal but not very strong before the high altitude. On your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim card (Most of the places have wifi service available with an extra cost) for good access of connecting.
Normally Wi-Fi works every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with an extra cost.
Electricity and battery recharge, water on trekking
Throughout the lodges at Khopra danda trek, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available with an extra cost in all lodges. Most of the lodges have hydroelectricity and some of them have used the solar panels. Water during the trek, you can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or filling boiled water at an extra cost. A water purification pill is will be provided to make water drinkable.
You shouldn't drink water from the river, tap, well up there cause it might not be drinkable as it seems.
Extra personal expenses on trekking
Discovery World Trekking tries to provide all extra expenses excluded from the package. Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu is up to our clients themselves as all kind of hotels/lodges (both luxury & budget) can be booked easily online or even we can do it for on request.
All our valuable clients will have to bring personal spending money with them to cover costs of Meals accommodations in Kathmandu,Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara, visa process, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, hot and cold drinks, tips to the trekking crew members, souvenirs etc. We recommend bringing cash (dollars) which can be changed to rupees here cause during the trek only Nepalese currency is accepted.
This trip grade is ranked moderate with less risk of potential high altitude sickness. However, this mountain journey is not for usual visit, and other unforeseen or unexpected events may face such as injury, illness, flood, landslide or sudden climate changes etc.
Travel insurance is a significant part of our booking condition for The Khopra danda trek All the members of trekking must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for trekking members.
We can recommend insurance companies to help you but we don't directly get involved in the sale of an insurance policy. Members can be refused to be included in the trekking based on insufficient, improper or absence of travel insurance policy.
Trekking members are kindly requested to send their detailed insurance information once they book for trekking. In case of emergency situations, we will be using the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us. This will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help etc. Please ensure that the insurance company includes the cost incurred for mountain rescue service at the highest elevation of the trekking.
Before you buy travel insurance (Don't just believe them what they say in their website) make sure you call them and recheck if they have Helicopter-rescue and evacuation up to 6000m according to your trekking height.
Passport and visa
All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter into Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal and at Nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended at the central immigration office.
www.immigration.gov.np; Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport -size photo. The current cost of a visa for 30 days is US$40(to be paid in cash) for 30 days that is required to make in cash. Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. Other nationalities should check entry requirements. visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended to stay in Nepal. we recommended you schedule at least 1-2 day extra at the end of the trip just in case there is a delay. If no delay occurs we can arrange an additional activity for your time in Nepal To help calculate the exact dates of these crossings we have found the website
www.timeanddate.com to be very useful. The children under the age of 10 will get a free visa. Please be advised to check the current regulation. Visa regulation can change without prior notice. Citizens of China, as well as citizens of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation(SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka), get the free visa. countries not entitled to get a visa upon arrival are Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact your local Nepalese embassy.
Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.
(1 USD = ~ Rs.100 NPR).
We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel. The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined. Despite having security advantage of travellers cheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your 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 of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes
How Much Luggage can I take during Khopra danda Trek?
The weight limit for your luggage, Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage. Two people will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. but a should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own.
Only carry what the essentials, You can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at Discovery World Trekking store for free.
We'll recheck everything (Luggage, equipment, etc.) in our briefing before we start our journey from our Office.
Khopra Danda Trek Safety
Discovery World Trekking guarantees our valuable client’s safety, security, and satisfaction. Safety is the utmost important concern for us. For the trek, we will be carrying all the necessary gears, equipment, and first aid kits. Our leaders and guides have vast knowledge and have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick due to the altitude, it is entirely up to the trekker to decide if he/she will further continue as health is very important. In case of emergency, the rescue helicopter will always be ready to bring you back from the higher elevation. During the trek, every group will be together so that everyone is safe and won't wander off alone.
"Take nothing but pictures.
Leave nothing but footprints.
Kill nothing but time."
We have a very strong commitment to environmental sustainability for protecting our fragile ecosystems,.Without a doubt, tourism has brought many positive impact in terms of wealth generation, employment opportunities, infrastructure, healthcare and education etc. but With an increase of tourists’ negative impact has also become noticeable on the community and the environment. Please make sure you think about the environment and not carelessly litter Furthermore, Discovery World Trekking works together with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco friendly trips about most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travelers and communities.
Discovery World Trekking Crews
During the Khopra Danda Trekking, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well experienced guides / sherpas to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable.All guides are well trained licensed with prior experience they have spent years rekking / climbing the peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage.
Two people will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. A proportion of one porter for two members and one assistant guide for a group of 12 or above members. If required we can also have one porter per person. Our crew members are the local people of high Himalaya remote areas and their physical endurance and heredity nature can live easily and comfortably at high altitude without being affected. All our staff are very valuable to us, they are well paid and 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 always make sure that they are happy as we believe that only happy people can make others happy The local expert trek leader to guide you is specialized under the following subject. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tent with sleeping gear we also provided them food and warm drinks.
- Intensive wilderness first Aid
- Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
- Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
- Conservation and biodiversity
- Rock climbing
The most importantly, tipping is at travelers discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form the part of wages for your Guides, porters and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tip is the accepted and honored way to saying thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service and offer enriching journey- trip of once in a lifetime experience. We ensure that all of our crews including guides and porters are paid well and treated fairly with respect.
Booking and payment process
Discovery world trekking is a government authorized, registered, licensed and bonded as trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 87657/068/069. We are member of Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, book Discovery World Trekking trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival and departure flight detailed can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from booking date. Payment is to be made by bank transfer ,western union and online payment directly from our website.. Remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when your arrival in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward necessary modes of payment details as per your convenient by mail.
Last minute booking
It is best to book in advance but for those who aren't able to for whatever reason Discovery World Trekking has a special provision for last minute booking.In the case of last minute booking with 100% percent trip payment within 24 hours is accepted. We do our best to operate a trek at any time but in case of last minute booking we can not be responsible for delay due to changes beyond our control such as the weather, availability of lodging . contact us for more information at 977- 9840055491 (Paul) or email us.
After completion of Khopra danda trekking,If you have extra days in nepal we can arrange tours of Kathmandu valley ,sightseeing, trip to Nagarkot the perfect getaway Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, another trek and much more!
After complete of Khopra danda trekking, there will be farewell dinner hosted by Discovery World Trekking,we will and provide company t-shirt, digital printed certificate of trek achievement along with key ring. We expect nothing in return but suggestions (positive or negative) about our services and team performance. As a service provider, we will make amendments based on your feedback on our overall performance. Your feedback helps us to execute future plans by improving weaknesses as well as continuing strength aspects. We encourage you to share your real feeling and experience through the popular social networking sites and on trip advisor.
Join Upcoming Trips
Inquire Now to get the best deals or share with friends to plan together. All trips are group based. For custom trips, contact us.
|Departure Date||Price||Trip status|
|7 Days02 Nov, 2020 - 09 Nov, 2020|| ||Booking Open||Enquire Now|
|7 Days06 Nov, 2020 - 13 Nov, 2020|| ||Booking Open||Book Now|
|7 Days09 Nov, 2020 - 16 Nov, 2020|| ||Booking Open||Book Now|
|7 Days13 Nov, 2020 - 20 Nov, 2020|| ||Booking Open||Book Now|
|7 Days16 Nov, 2020 - 23 Nov, 2020|| ||Booking Open||Book Now|
Group Discount Prices
|No. of Persons||Price per Person|
|1 Pax||US$ 700|
|2 Paxes||US$ 520|
|3 Paxes||US$ 500|
|4 - 6 Paxes||US$ 470|
|7 - 12 Paxes||US$ 450|
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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.
Khopra Danda Trek
Seen many good reviews about Discovery World Trekking, So I decided to email. I got a response from Paul very quick. Before I decided to make the booking I had many questions, but Paul was patient and responded my emails quickly. The booking went very smooth. The first day I got picked up and met Paul in person which I find great. Gives a personal touch. During my 7 day trek everything was arranged. My teahouses were nice, the meals were good and overall the trek that I had booked was perfect. The Itinerary that was sent to me was the same as the trek. From the moment that I got picked up for the bus to Pokhara till the moment they brought me back, all was organized. At the end of your trek you meet Paul again in person and you can tel him your story. Also if anything did not go according to plan, he will listen to your advice. Which I found professional. All in All I would recommend Discovery World Trekking.
Discovery are amazing! My family and I recently completed a 7 day trek to Khopra and had the most incredible time! Paul made sure we felt prepared before we left and provided us with all of the information we needed right from the start. Our guide Milan made the entire trip an absolute breeze! He was very attentive, organised all of our accomodation ahead of time, and did everything he could to make sure we were enjoying ourselves. We also had the wonderful Purna and Ram join us as porters on our trek, both of whom added to the fabulous atmosphere. We spent many hours around the table with the Discovery team playing cards, learning Nepalese words and having a laugh! We were greeted every morning with big smiles, even on the day when we all woke up at 4am to catch the sunrise on the top of poon hill! I would absolutely recommend these guys for anyone wanting to go trekking in Nepal!