Khopra Danda (Khopra Ridge) Trek is one of the least crowded best alternative trek of Annapurna Base Camp, tea house treks in Annapurna Region. This trek is now advancing on its path to popularity since one can have the panoramic view of more than 25 majestic Himalayan peaks in the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain Range. Within a minimum trekking distance, one can additionally explore Khayer Lake. Often labelled as Muldai Viewpoint Trek, Khopra Danda Trek is one of the best alternatives if one wishes to go on a peaceful and soul-warming trek in Annapurna Region. Khopra Danda (Khopra Ridge) trek path pursues the route further to the trendy sunrise trek - PoonHill trek. The sublime view of the deepest George - the Kaligandaki George adds the elegance to this trek. Journey on this trek walks you through the traditional Gurung and Magar villages. Likewise, one might sometimes encounter rare wild animals. Similarly, widely diverse distribution of flora and faunas decorate the whole trekking route. On the month of April and May, the marvelously blooming rhododendron adds the beauty to the trek and hence it is the best time for Khopra Danda (Khopra Ridge) Trek.

The Khopra Danda (Ridge) community Trek is perfect custom made trek in Annapurna Region. One can done within 5 days however it can be merged or extended as per your time as far as Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Base Camp, Mohare DandaTrek, Muldai View Trek and Mardi Himal trekking route. The Khopra Danda Trek (Khopra Ridge) gives you multiple options to enter and exit. 

Khopra Danda (Khopra Ridge) Trek can be link to Poonhill viewpoint, Mulde View Point, and Mohare Danda View Point which allow you to experience beautiful sunrise and sunset view. The view of sunrise and sunset were superb from Mulde viewpoint, Mohore Danda viewpoint and atop from Khopra Danda, with the valley filled with clouds below and rays of the sun that spill over the Mountain in all its glory without crowds is the best part of this trek.  However, the Khopra Danda (Khopra Ridge) and Khayer Lake taking you higher viewpoints than Poonhill and Annapurna Base camp in Annapurna region itself.  The Khopra Danda (Ridge) route follows a local trail that takes you down into the valley north of Ghorepani before climbing up ridgeline known as Khopra Ridge". Without a doubt, Khopra Danda (Ridge) Trek is one of the best short treks in Nepal.

Khayer Lake is considered as a holy lake among Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Especially in Janai Purnima and in full moon days, many devotees visit the lake. When you dips into the holy lake; it is believed you will get Nirvana. The setting of Khayer Lake with mountains on the backdrops amazes trekkers with its beauty. Anyone can make this trek even more memorable; consider camping at Khopra danda  or at foothill of Annapurna South which called Khayer Lake. Contact us for more details!

What is the Best time for Khopra Danda (Khopra Ridge) Community Trek in Annapurna Region?

As any other trek in Annapurna region, the best times to do Khopra Danda (Khopra Ridge) Community Trek are autumn (September-November) and spring (May-March). During these seasons the weather is clear and day temperatures is usually possible to trek Khopra Danda (Khopra Ridge) Community Trek (autumn, spring, summer and winter) Season over the year. You need better preparation for summer and winter. December to March, also have clear skies and spectacular views. But it is colder at higher altitudes, make sure for extra necessary gear and have some extra time. The views can be stunning especially after snowfall blankets the mountains in white. June to August the weather of Khopra Danda (Khopra Ridge) Trek is rainy, which makes the trail muddy and slippery, but in the religious and natural prospect its best time to Trek.

The best times to do Khopra Danda (Khopra Ridge) Community Trek are:

Autumn: September-November 
Autumn season is attributed to warm days, open bluish skies, good sunlight and more visibility which is prefect time for outings. The day times are warmer than the nights and the temperatures of higher hills rotate around 18 to 26 degree C, which is just the way we want, stable and clam. These points indicates it a good season to Trek to Everest Base Camp However, until mid- September can be little rainy and then it takes over from mid-September and rules the serenity until late November.  

Spring (March-May)
Spring season is also known as Basanta Ritu in Nepali, and is the best time for trekking, hiking and other activities you would like to do in Annapurna Region. Temperature and weather are stable. The temperature of upper hill areas is around 18 to 26 Degree C during spring season.  Bunch of blooming Rhododendron flowers, bluish skies, good sunlight, more visibility, green landscapes and transparent mountains driven hundreds of people across the globe to the tracks here and become one of the busiest period on trekking trails.
Due to the clear weather and sunny days the trekkers love doing trekking. Thus, April is the best month to pick over other for Khopra Danda (Khopra Ridge) Trek.

Summer (June-August)
Summer is much about rainfall and cloudy season in Nepal. These time records the hottest temperature along with the wettest weather. The mountains are often behind of clouds however, mountains open up nicely after rainfall and that is great to watch.
The trekking trails are not populated on summer as in other seasons. The trekking trails are slippery, muddy, and wet due to regular rainfall and leech can be active.
The possibilities of landslides and block the trails in these months are. These seasons also sees the trekkers walking around the Khopra Danda (Khopra Ridge) trek due to its natural and religious prospects.  They accept the added challenges with greater preparation like (considering more days with heavy cloths and other necessary things for rainy season)  

Winter (December-February)
Winter season from December to February the country experiences the coldest time of the year. Of course, the number of trekkers arriving in Nepal decrease on these days but the views can be stunning especially after snowfall blankets the mountains in white. 
You can get a temperature of around 5 to 15 degree C in the daytime and even low in night. The higher altitude areas like Khayer Lake the foothills of Annapurna south are coldest ones, the temperatures is below but its normal during winter season.
You know that after the hardest climb you well get best and different views. You can expect snow loaded mountains, which looks like mountains are newly decorated with snow and everything looks like fresh during winter.
Food And Accommodation In Khopra Danda Trek
The Khopra danda (Khopra Ridge) Trek is considered one of the best short, less crowed, off the beaten path and multi viewpoints trekking trail in whole Annapurna Region.
The community based trail filled with community lodges. The community lodges are very comfortable and diverse. The Community lodges provides you a free wifi  and hot showers and charging facilities with many more facilities. You will able to stay comfortably in the community based lodges along the way.

Khopra Danda (Khopra Ridge) Trek cost

Khopra Danda (Khopra Ridge) Trek cost is 750 USD per prson. The 10 days treks take you through community based remote lands to show you traditional remote villages (Swata, Ghandruk etc), unfamiliar terrains beginning from subtropical fields to as high as alpine snow lines at foothills of Annapurna South along with diverse wildlife (endangered snow Leopards and Blue ship and more 125 species of animals and more than 520 bird species).

The Khopra Danda (Khopra Ridge) Trek is still away from human civilization. You can explore Khayer Lake the Holy temple of Hindus and Buddhist for more natural as well as religious along with scenic Mountain View of mountains.
You can consider camping for making it more memorable! let us know for more details.

Khopra Danda (Khopra Ridge) Trek Difficulties
Labeled as moderate trek, the Khopra Danda Trek takes you through remote villages and off the beaten trails of the Annapurna region. The difficulty of the trek is higher than famous Poonhill Trek. If you are planning to go Khopra Danda to Khayer lake then it is more challenging to Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Altitude of Khopra Danda Trek
The High altitude of Khopra Danda Trek is 3,800 and is not high as other treks in Annapurna Region. And the Khayer Lake altitude is 4,800m.

High Altitude
However, if you go to Khayer Lake, you must go to Khayer Lake for nature, wildlife as well as cultural and religious experience of trekking in many prospects, you will experience sudden altitude gain more than 1,000 m and it may cause you to experience some altitude sickness.

Remote trails
Considered one of recently opened, besides the popular Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Base Camp, Poonhill; the trails of Khopra Danda trek is not well and popular as other Trekking route in Annapurna Region. It may be hard some people to deal with off the beaten without much civilization on the way but its good point for adventure lovers without crowds; you can take your time and enjoy the trails.

Trip Highlights of Khopra Danda Trek 10 Days

  • Amazing view of more than 25 majestic Himalayan peaks like Annapurna, Manslu, Lamjung and Dhaulagiri
  • Trekking over Khopra Ridge
  • Mesmerizing sunrise view from Muldai viewpoint
  • Kaligandaki George- The deepest George in the world
  • Traditional Gurung and Magar villages
  • Shower in hot water spring
  • Marvelously blooming rhododendron on the month of April and May.
  • Stay in the community based tea house with one of Nepal’s best panoramic views
  • Hike to the Sacred Holy lake(Khayer Lake) at the foot of Annapurna South.
  • The Perfect customizable Trek in Annapurna Region
  • Visit Traditional ethnic villages (Swata village, Ghandruk Traditional Village)
  • Free internet connection (WIFI) 

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu and overnight stay in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (6 Hour)
  • Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Ghandruk
  • Day 04: Trek from Ghandruk to Dobato
  • Day 05: Trek from Dobato to Sistiwang
  • Day 06: Trek from Sistiwang to Khopra
  • Day 07: Trek from Khopra to Swata
  • Day 08: Trek from Swata to Tatopani
  • Day 09: Drive Back to Pokhara
  • Day 10: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu(6 hour)
  • Day 01 :Arrival to Kathmandu and overnight stay in Kathmandu

    The beautiful flight in Kathmandu and you already start to feel all that enthusiasm. Right after that, our airport representative will drive you to your hotel from the winding streets of Kathmandu. Later in the evening you can roam around the tourist hub in Thamel and buy some equipment for the trek. You’ll stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Day 02 :Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (6 Hour)

    The journey to Khopra Ridge trek begins here. Early morning take breakfast and drive to Pokhara. The road to Pokhara takes along Trishuli river and Marshyangdi river valley showing a great view of Mountain range from the coach.  During the drive, you will witness local villagers lifestyle, organic farming and cultivation along the hilly countryside. You’ll have your lunch in the middle of the drive to Pokhara.  After 6 hours of drive, you will reach Pokhara and visit some beautiful places around Pokhara for the rest of the day. You’ll stay overnight in a hotel in Pokhara.

  • Day 03 :Drive from Pokhara to Ghandruk

    On the third day of your Muldai viewpoint Khopra danda trek, you’ll take a jeep ride from Pokhara to Kimche which will be a 2.5 hours drive. The drive through the winding trail and hills will be adventurous today. Later, you’ll start your trek to Ghandruk. Finally, you’ll end up getting the beautiful view of Mount Fishtail and Hiuchuli in Ghandruk. You’ll stay overnight in a guesthouse in Ghandruk.

  • Day 04 :Trek from Ghandruk to Dobato

    After early morning breakfast, you’ll start your trek to Dobato. Today, you’ll have a most strenuous trek compared to other days during your trek. This long strenuous trek at the end of your day will walk you through the ridgeline finally to Dobato. You’ll stay overnight in Lodge in Dobato.

  • Day 05 :Trek from Dobato to Sistiwang

    Early in the morning, you’ll climb up to Muldai viewpoint in the dawn for the beautiful morning sunrise. Later, return back to Dobato and follow your trail to Sistiwang. The trail on ridges on top of the hills from Dobato to Khopra would be adventurous for you today. Besides, the mesmerizing view of Himalayas will be rewarding.

  • Day 06 :Trek from Sistiwang to Khopra

    Early in the morning after breakfast, you’ll start your trek to Khopra ridge. Due to the scarcity of water in route, you’ll take a packed lunch and water during your trek today. The trek today will be short. At Khopra ridge you can have the panoramic view of more than 25 majestic Himalayan peaks in the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range. Likewise, within a minimum trekking distance, one can additionally explore Khayer lake. You’ll stay overnight in a Tent at Khopra.

  • Day 07 :Trek from Khopra to Swata

    Today, you’ll leave amazing Khopra ridge after your early morning breakfast and descend down to Swata. You’ll walk over the ridges on hills with panoramic Himalayan scenery around you. Finally, you’ll reach Swata and stay overnight in lodge.

  • Day 08 :Trek from Swata to Tatopani

    Today, after your early morning breakfast at Swata, you’ll leave for Tatopani. After several hours of trek, you’ll reach Chitre. You’ll have your lunch at Chitre, take some rest and descend down to Tatopani. Finally, at Tatopani, you’ll take rest and you can ease your tired muscles at hot spring bath. You’ll stay overnight at guest house.

  • Day 09 :Drive Back to Pokhara

    Today, after your lunch you’ll catch your drive back to Pokhara from Tatopani. Later in the evening, you can relish in clubs at the lakeside. Finally, you’ll stay overnight at the hotel after the delicious dinner.

  • Day 10 :Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu(6 hour)

    You will drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara after completion of the trek. All those beautiful trekking days are now over leaving the best memories for you to share with your friends back home.

Cost Includes

  • All transportations during the trip
  • All necessary documents and paperwork (TIMS cards and permit)
  • Highly experienced English speaking Government Registered trekking guide and porter to carry luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Guide and porter (salaries, equipment, food and lodging, insurance and transportation)
  • Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • Chlorine treated drinking water
  • Accommodation: Private /Share and single/double room in Mountain
  • First aid box
  • All government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner
  • Souvenir

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (Phone calls, WIFI, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, boiled water and hot shower)
  • Tipping and donations


An itinerary can be customized according to your choice.
Please, note that the itinerary is posted to give you an idea of where we are staying and which route we are taking. Feel free to customize the trip as per your schedule; we finish it shorter/longer than supposed.

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  • Trip Duration 10 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
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