Nepal Highpoint Trekking & Expedition

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khopra Danda Trek

Trip Overview

Kopradanda Trekking | Ridge in Annapurna region
Khopra Danda (Ridge) Trek is popular trekking destination in Annapurna region. This trek is also known as Khayer Lake Trekking. It provides equally remarkable views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fang and Nilgiri. This trek is suitable for all opinioned trekkers. We start this trip with Kathmandu world heritage site visit. The route goes through deeply lush thick pine, oak, rhododendron and bamboo forest with gorgeous vistas, journey through beautiful Magar, Gurung, Kami, Damai and Kshetri, Brahmin villages with its beautifully terraced farm lands.

Outline Itinerary: 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, welcome you in Kathmandu airport and transfer to the hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara 860 m -06 hrs overland ride.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul or beyond and trek to Ulleri 1,960 m - 06 hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani 2,880 m - 05 hrs.

Day 06: Trek from Ghorepani to Upper Chistibung

Day 07: Trek from Upper Chistibung to Khopra Danda  

Day 08: Rest day in Khopra Danda, Day-trip to Khayer Lake (4660m) 3640m 7-8 hours

Day 09: Trek from Khopra Danda to Tatopani (1250m)  4-5 hours

Day 10: From Tatopani, drive to Pokhara 

Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 12: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.


 

Itenerary

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will pick you up from Kathmandu airport and transfer to your hotel. On checking into your rooms getting refreshed briefing of the treks with other useful information.
Sightseeing around Kathmandu, as the valley is steeped with many world heritage sites and important monuments and religious-historical sites. You will visit Pashupatinath (Hindu Temple), Baudanath stupa, Swyambhunath stupa (Mokey temple), Patan durbar square.
The morning after early breakfast transfer for a long drive of 5 to 6 hours of exciting drive to reach the scenic city in Pokhara, located Nepal Mid-West a warmer country but with incredible views of Annapurna Himalaya that reflects on its calm Begnas and Phewa Lakes. On reaching Pokhara then transfer to a nice hotel by the lakeside of Phewa Lake, with to wander around the lakeshore full of stores, shops, restaurants, and hotels. (For interested people can take 30 minutes of scenic flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu). that cost extra.
With pleasant nigh-stop at Pokhara, morning leads with a short draw is to reach starting the point of the trek at Nayapul town or beyond to Bhirethati village, a nice place on the side of Modi River. The walk starts heading with slow uphill trail past farm villages overlooking cascading waterfalls entering forest within farm areas and then climb to reach Tirkhedhunga, a nice farm village close to its beautiful waterfalls. From Tirkhedhunga morning walks up the hill on stone paved steps all the way to reach a high ridge top at Ulleri village for overnight stops after a tough walk of few hours. Ulleri a large Gurung and Magar village facing views of rolling hills and snow-capped peaks of Annapurna South, Huin Chuli and top of Machhapuchare Himal.
From Ulleri after a nice overnight morning walk leads on was ending but on a gentle path within oaks-pines and rhododendron forest, where walk slowly gains altitude to reach Ghorepani village. Ghorepani offers fabulous views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and Vara-Shikar also called Annapurna Fang, a village with blue painted houses serving as good lodges located at the base of Poon Hill, populated with Poon people of Magar ethnic tribe.

Day 06: Trek from Ghorepani to Upper Chistibung

Day 07: Trek to Upper Chistibung to Khopra Danda

Day 08: Rest day in Khopra danda, Day trip to Khayer lake (4660m)

Day 09: Trek from Khopra danda to Tatopani (1250m) 

Morning catches fantastic views of Annapurna range with another sunrise views and then having last breakfast on high hills, our memorable and exciting short adventure completes taking to Birethanti then drive to scenic Pokhara by its calm Phewa Lake.
Having early breakfast where interesting drive brings you back in Kathmandu, as drive departs from Pokhara, as journey leads past many nice farm villages and town, from Mugling Bazaar following Trisuli River for sometimes, and then on winding uphill to reach into Kathmandu valley as well back to your respective hotels.
Last day in the country of Himalayan wonders, after an amazing experience and wonderful memories of Ghorepani and Poon Hill trek, depart from the hotel as per your flight time our staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your homeward flight or to next respective countries.

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What is Included?

    • Kathmandu airport pickup and drop
    • 3 nights hotel accomodation in tourist standard hotel in kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Kathmandu sightseeing with well trained city tour guide (Pashupatinath, Syambhunath, Baudanath, Patan city)
    • Pokhara kathmandu AC toruist bus transportation
    • 2 nights hotel accommodation in tourist standard hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
    • Pokhara to Nayapul - Kande or Phedi to pokhara transportation in private vehicle
    • A well trained and experienced, English speaking, trekking guide (his food, accomodation, insurance, salary).
    • Two guest = 1 porter (his food, accomodation, insurance, salary) included .
    • All meals during trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
    • Annapurna conservation area permit (ACAP).
    • Government permit (Trekkers information management system (TIMS) permit.
    • Accomodation during trekking (tea house/lodges/hotel).
    • Trekking equipments (sleeping bag and down jacket).
    • First Aid Kit.
    • All Government and local taxes.

    Note*

    1. If you would like to reduce any service included in package like, airport pick up drop, hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, poter, Kathmandu sightseeing, the cost will be reduced accrdingly. 

    2. If you would like to add any service which is not included in the package such as: Kathmanu - Pokhara, Pokhara-Kathmandu by flight or private car, Luxurious star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, white water rafting, Paragliding, Pokhara tour, we will arrange accordingly and that is subjected to extra cost.

What is Excluded?

    • Your personal nature expenses and travel insurance.
    • Food during your stay in Kathmandu and Pohara 
    • Drinks (tea, coffee, coke, beer), beverage, hot shower and heater charge during trekking.
    • Entry permit for temple and stupa during Kathmandu sightseeing

    Additional Services you May interested in:

    1. Everest Mountain Scenic flight 
    2. Nagarkot, Bhaktapur, Changunarayan Tour
    3. Sunrise View 
    4. Chitawan Jungle safari
    5. White water rafting

Equipment Checklist

Equiment Checklist
Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a trek to Everest Base Camp or any other tea-house trek in Nepal.  Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

  • Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)

CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

  • Moisture wicking long sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightwight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)

FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)

SLEEPING BAG

  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack

DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS

  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
  • Waterproof cover for daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes

FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

  • Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hair brush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Ear plugs for sleeping

OTHER ITEMS

  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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