Khopra Danda trek (also known as the Khopra Ridge trek) is the best alternative to the more popular trekking trail Poon Hill Trek or ABC Trek taking you higher to another great viewpoint, from where can be explored the entire Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges.

If you’re looking for the perfect week-long trek, a little off the beaten path and great views, the Khopra Danda trek is a great choice. It is the best trekking trail Nepal has to offer: amazing mountain views, pastoral Poon village, and terrestrial rice fields layered on top of each other, descending down into the valley. The best part of this trek is very few people know about the Khopra trek.

Along with Annapurna II, III, IV, and V; it makes a grand Annapurna Himalaya range.

Ghorepani, before climbing up another ridge, known as “Khopra Ridge”. Without any doubt, it is one of the best short treks in Nepal.

To organize your trek to Khopra Danda, get in touch with CARAVAN OUTDOORS local specialists for Trekking, Expedition and Tour in Nepal we can organize everything for you to make your holiday lifetime memorable. You’ll have an experienced government licensed guide and supportive staff, a well-thought-through itinerary, and the flexibility during the trek to move at your own pace.


  • Enjoy an amazing sunrise and sunset view over Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Himalayan range.
  • Overnight at local teahouse operate by local people with local organic fresh food.
  • Hike to sacred glassier Khayer Lake/ Khayer Barah temple at the foot of Annapurna South.
  • Observe Local cheese factory at Paudwar how to they produce cheese traditional way.
  • Encounter numbers of different species of flora and fauna.
  • Enjoy and explore the typical Nepali lifestyle of local people in Kathmandu valley and on hilly areas during tour and trekking.
  • Explore different religions and culture (Newari culture in Kathmandu valley, Gurung, Thakali culture during the trek) which is follow by different ethnical communities.
  • Enjoy live video sharing on social media top of Khopra Danda viewpoint where you will get free high-speed internet facility installed by Mahabir Pun.

Route description of Khopra Ridge trek

Khopra Ridge trek route follows the same trail to Ghorepani, but then deep down into the valley of Swanta before climbing back up again to a ridge (Khopra Danda) north of Poon Hill. This takes about a day unless you want to break it up into two days and stay at a teahouse in the village Swanta. Top the ridge, you’ll find a single teahouse run by a caretaker that comes up each day from the villages below.

Khopra danda trek, tent can be brought and camped on a small outcrop just up the ridge from the teahouse as an option. The views are superb, both at sunset and sunrise, when the valley filled with clouds below us in late afternoon with Dhaulagiri towering clear above. In the evenings, local yak herds are brought to overnight and graze on the slopes just below us.

Beside that on the top of Khopra we can also enjoy free unlimited faster internet where we can share live of our unforgettable moment of the trek form view point to our friends and family through different social Medias. This facility is only provide in this trek. On the other trekking trail of Nepal we can only use internet facility at hotel by paying certain charges.

From Khopra Danda, it takes a 5-6 hours to reach Paudwar/Tatopani where you can catch a vehicles back to Pokhara. In Paudwar you can visit local cheese factory. As you descend back down into the valley, you’ll pass through villages and terraces and can stop for lunch or even spend an extra night in one of the village teahouses. At Tatopani, you’ll find a built-up hot spring open to the public. OR can directly drive to Pokhara which is about 6-7 hours of drive by jeep. (Road condition up to place names Beni is off road and rest up to Pokhara is good condition drive mostly).

Best time to visit Khopra Danda trek

The weather is the most important factor to trek in any destination because no one is beyond nature. Trekking is Khopra is possible throughout the year but there is ups and downs of every season. The best season to trek to Khopra is autumn and spring as the sky  is crystal clear from dusk to dawn, the rain stops and the clouds blocking the sun is clear. Teak during winter and monsoon is difficult due to heavy snowfall and rainfall too.

Is This Trip for me?
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Poses challenge for the amateurs. It may require fair level of fitness. Maximum altitude remains around 4000 m – 4500 m and the hike requires around 5-6 hours a day.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport. Star Standard meals at Kathmandu!

Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu / Transfer to Hotel
Day 2 Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley and trek preparation.
Day 3 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 6 to 7 hours
Day 4 Drive to nayapool from Pokhara and start trek to urlleri (1960 m) 4-5 hours
Day 5 Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2750 m) 4 hours
Day 6 Trek from Ghorepani to Poonhill (3200), Poonhill to swanta (2270 m) 5-6 hours
Day 7 Trek from Swanta to Chistabang (3026 m) 6 hours
Day 8 Trek from Chistibang to khopra danda (3660 m) 6 hours
Day 9 Trek from Khopra danda to Khayer Lake (4660 m) 6 hours
Day 10 Trek from khopra danda to paudwar and drive to Pokhara 6 hours
Day 11 Leisure day at Pokhara
Day 12 Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu 6 hours
Day 13 Depart from Kathmandu

Note: You can choose to upgrade your commute to/from Pokhara by taking a flight, and avoid 6-7 hours of road travel.

  • Arrival airport picks and drop.
  • 2 Nights at ★★★ hotel in Kathmandu.
  • 2 Nights at ★★★ hotel in Pokhara.
  • Standard Tea-house/ Lodge during the trek.
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the trek.
  • 1 Certified Guide (Licensed & First Aid Trained)/1 Porter (For two)
  • TIMS Card/ National Park entry fee
  • ACAP Permit
  • All the Gov. and Local taxes as applicable.
  • Trekking Map and Group medical kit box (Diamox and First Aid Medicine).
  • Trip Completion Certificate
  • Meals at Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Meals other than during the trek and before/after complimentary dinner
  • Mineral water and refreshments and other personal expenses during the trek
  • Travel insurance (Cover Helicopter evacuation and Trip Cancellation charges)
  • Guide/Porter Tipping


We completed the 11 day Annapurna base camp trek. It was our first time to Nepal and I am glad we booked our trek through Caravan Outdoors.

They took care of everything (airport pick up, accommodations, park pass, etc..) there was no thinking required on our part. It was fantastic! Our guide and porter were very nice and answered any questions we had. ~Jennifer Smith (Winnipeg, Canada)

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Additional information

The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

NOTE: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Responsible Tourism

Being a responsible tourism stakeholder, we strive to offer our utmost help to the under-privileged and impoverished community. We work along with the Pioneer Foundation, a non-profit entity based in Kathmandu.

Currently, we help raise fund and donate it to help build schools and shelters at the Earthquake stricken regions of Central Nepal province. You can join the cause help donate or volunteer to teach at the primary level schools. Visit Community Center for more information.

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu

Arrival Kathmandu, Assistant upon arrival and transfer to Hotel, briefing about the itinerary overnight at hotel

Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu, Trek permit issuance, trek preparations

After breakfast, full-day sightseeing tour at Beautiful ancient cultural and religious heritage to Pashupatinath (famous Hindus temple in South Asia, Buddhanath (Biggest Buddhist stupa in the world), Syambhunath (Buddhist hilltop temple), and Kathmandu City. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara

Early morning breakfast then start our onward journey to Pokhara about 6-7 hours (200km). You will encounter different landscapes of hills and mountains, climate variation, housing pattern of the village in different geographical locations, green landscape, farming land on a seasonable crops and highway goes along on the bank of Trishuli river and   Marsyangdi river if you are lucky, you will observe Rafting on that river.

After a long drive will reach at peaceful and beautiful town Pokhara. It is the gateway or world-famous trekking region Annapurna. Or you may take a 30 min flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara enjoying the non-stop mountain scenery and valleys. This option costs an extra $120.

A city with a large lake that offers us magnificent views of various mountains. Dhaulagiri, the whole Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) amongst others. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Drive to Nayapool from Pokhara and start trek to Ulleri (1960 m)

After breakfast about one hour drive to nay pool and then start trek to Ulleri. It will take around 5 to 6 hours to reach Ulleri. Our trail passing through dense forest and countless river crossings. On the way to Ulleri, we will see the lifestyle of local people in the hilly region. Overnight at Ulleri on teahouse

Day 5: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2750 m)

Early morning breakfast at hotel and start trek to Ghorepani, it will take around 5 hours hike to reach Ghorepani passing through Rhododendron forest. Today we ascended to a high elevation around 2750 m.  Overnight at Ghorepani on local teahouse.

Day 6: Ghorepani to Poonhill (3200), Poonhill to swanta (2270 m)

Wake up at 5 o’clock early in the morning 45 mins of uphill stairway hike to, Poonhill viewpoint. You will enjoy by observing mesmerizing sunrise views over the beautiful mountain ranges with tea i.e. Mt Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Barashikhar, and Annapurna south and back to Ghorepani. And heading to Swanta, it will take 2 hours of hike to Swanta. Overnight at Swanta

Day 7: Swanta to Chistabang (3026 m)

Today we continue to walk uphill to Chistibang from Swanta. During our uphill walk, we gain about 800m altitudes from the previous day. It will take 5 hours to reach Chistibang through Al  Kharka passing and dense forest. The trail is a bit slippery and stieve . Overnight at teahouse in Chistabang

Day 8: Chistibang to Khopra Danda (3660 m)

2 hours of an early uphill hike to Khopra Danda, Acclimation for next day to and rest for whole day enjoying the view of mountain ranges and prepare for the next day. Watching the sunset from Khopra Danda is a major attraction of the trek. Overnight at Khopra Danda

Day 9: Khopra Danda to Khayer Lake (4660 m)

Khopra Danda to Khayer Lake and back to Khopra Danda trail may take about 10-11 hours. It’s going to be a long and difficult day because of the uphill hike to Khayer Lake (glassier lake). The gaining of altitude may be faster is going to be really difficult to reach the holy sacred temple of Khayer Barah temple)

Day 10: Khopra Danda to Paudwar and drive to Pokhara

Today is easy for a walk we continue to walk downhill to Paudwar (Myagdi) from Khopra Danda, it will take 5 hours to reach there. While we reach Paudwar we have some minutes rest and drive back to Pokhara it will take about 5 hours to arrive at Pokhara by jeep. Overnight at Pokhara

Day 11: whole day at Pokhara

Today you have a full day of leisure at Pokhara. You can explore Pokhara by cycling tour, boating at Fewa Lake, rooming around the lakeside, and many more.

Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu.

After breakfast in the morning transfer to Pokhara Bus Park or airport to Kathmandu. If you traveling by bus which takes 7 hours again on the Prithivi highway along the river and if you prefer a flight which takes only 33 minutes. Arrive in Kathmandu and stay overnight at the Kathmandu hotel.

Day 13: Departure

Today is your last day with us in Nepal. You will escort to the airport for your onward destination with the unforgettable moment of your life from the wonderful Poonhill Trek. Our office representative came to your hotel to pick up and drop you at the airport. Early 2 hr before your flight time.


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Trip Length 13 days
Trek Length 07 days
Activities Trekking, Sightseeing
Max. Altitude 4,660 meters
Trek Style Tea-house (Lodges)
Meal Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner During the trek
★★★★★ Hotel ( Kathmandu) Standard BB Lodges on Trail
Transportation Private Vehicle, Tourist Bus
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