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Annapurna Dhaulagiri Trek

  • Trip Duration: 12 Days
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Max Elevation: 3,650m (Khopra Dada) / 4660m (Kayer Lake)
  • Meals: Brekfast, Lunch, Dinner on Trek
  • Accommodation: NormalTea House / Lodge
  • Best Season: Oct-May
  • Views:Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna range

Khopra Ridge (Danda) is also known as an Annapurna Dhaulagiri Trek where the route goes through a serene train filled with awesome views of world highest mountain Dhaulagiri (7th highest mountain in the world), Manaslu (8th highest mountain in the world) and Annapurna I (9th highest mountain in the world). It is very comfortable trekking area with a little off-the-beaten-path and with great views. This trek is a great choice for the trekkers in search of new destination in the Annapurna region. You will get inspired with such a rich variety of spectacular scenery, amazing mountain views, pastoral villages with rice fields layered on top of each other, descending down into the valley, peace and experience of so many diverse Himalayan Culture. You will impress with the witness of panoramic sunrise view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Hiuchuli, Nilgiri, and other peaks. In Annapurna region, this trail is quite new that leads you to experience the warm hospitality of Gurung and Magar people.

Khopra Ridge Trek of Annapurna region was raised to maintain the  economic standards of the villages in that route. As the new trekking route, the villagers of this route receiving no tourist traffic so struggling economically, this new route was introduced to improve the economic status. All the profit collected from the teahouses directly goes to the local schools and health clinic. The highlights of the trek are the hikes to Khopra Dada, Khaire Lake and Poon Hill. Khopra Trek can be done by beginners as well as the experienced travel junkies. This trek is also ideal for families with Kids. Throughout your trek, you will provide an experience license holder trekking guide and assistant for carrying your bag pack. 

Itinerary:

Day 1:
 Arrival in Kathmandu [1,348m] Transfer to the hotel

Arrive Kathmandu today and check into your accommodation. Explore the bustling city and various cafes and bars during the day time. Buy all the stuff for the trekking.


 Day 2:
 Drive to Pokhara [970 m]. (06-07 Hrs.). Overnight stay at hotel

Guide will take you to the Tourist Bus Park and drive together to Pokhara. You will able to see the view of countryside while driving. Even you can see the mountain view, green hills and terrace farming if the weather is good. In evening you can explore the city or ride a boat in Fewa Lake with your guide. Buy any last-minute necessities.



Day 3: Drive to Ghandruk [1,945 m]. (3-4 Hrs), Trek to Tadapani [2,657 m]. Trek (03-04 Hrs)

Today we will drive from Pokhara to Ghandruk. From here we will trek to the small village of Tadapani which is the center point of the different trek. The trial enters a lovely Rhododendron Forest and the steep incline with the view of waterfall, stream and the river. Overnight in teahouse/lodge.

Day 4: Trek to Dobato [3,420 m]. Trek (05-06 Hrs)

Today’s trek to Dobato is a steep ascent following the quiet jungle with the witness of some pheasant. Dobato is a lovely village where is high chances of getting glimpses of snow-capped mountains if the weather is clear.

Day 5:
 Trek to upper Chistibung [2,950 m].  Trek (05-06 Hrs)

Today will be the more exciting day. Early in the morning you wake up and go to see the Mulde view point where we can see the panoramic view of mountain even better than Poon Hill.  Trek is descending and ascending that take you through the wide rhododendron forest with beautiful crisscrossing streams on the trail. You will follow alpine meadows and cross the same to Chistibung. One side you will get a beautiful green valley of Hills and on the other end, you have the giant snow-capped mountains. Spend the night in teahouses.


Day 6:
 Trek to Khopra Ridge [3,650 m].  Trek (03-04 Hrs)

Through wide rhododendron forest with beautiful streams, you will descend and ascend with crisscrossing trail. You will enjoy the trail to Khopra Ridge with alpine meadows and the view of snowcapped mountains. The fact of this place is that you get stunning views of peaks and mountain ranges from the teahouses. Even you can see Yak from the teahouses.


Day 7:
 Acclimatization Day

Today’s trek is the longest. Early in the morning we proceed towards Khayar Lake, a holy lake that is the adobe of goddess Khayer Barahi with the pack lunch. You will get a stunning view of Annapurna and Mt. Machapucchare with a decent ascent at the beginning followed by a steep trail before reaching the Khayar Lake. You will enjoy every moment when u reached. Overnight in teahouse.

Day 8: Trek to Swata. [2,290 m].  Trek (06-07 Hrs). Overnight stay at Normal Tea House.

Today’s hike is very pleasurable with an initial descent of over 700m with dense jungle up to Swata. The trail goes through rhododendron and oak trees in a zig zag fashion. Swata is a very beautiful village on a mountain surface surrounded by never ending terrace farms. Overnight in homestay.

Day 9:
 Trek to Ghorepani (2810m).  (05-06 Hrs)

The trail from Swanta to Ghorepani is mostly ascents which is certainly not boring. You will be walking through wide forests and get a glimpse of Annapurna range rising high and mighty. We cross an isolated village named Chitre before Ghorepani. Overnight in homestay.

Day 10: (Sunrise trip to Poon Hill) Trek to Tikhedunga. [1,545 m] Trek (05-06 Hrs) Drive to Pokhara


Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu [1,338m] (Car+Flight+Car). Overnight stay at same hotel


Day 12: Trip ends! Fly back home, with the good memories. 

Note: We can change the Itinerary according to your time and health in trekking.

Cost Included

  • Airport Pick up and drop services
  • Accommodation in teahouse during trek
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) single items each day during trek
  • Trekking Permits
  • Experienced guide and porters
  • Pokhara to Ghandruk and Hille to Pokhara Transport
  • First Aid Box
  • Seasonal fruits

Cost Not Included

  • Any personal expenses
  • Extra meals and drinks during the trek/road journey/hotel accommodation
  • Travel Insurance and Rescue in case of emergency
  • Donation and monuments fee
  • Battery charge, hot shower, Wifi service in trekking
  • Trekking Gears