Khopra Danda Trek 8 Days

Duration: 12 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Food: Full Board Plan
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House
  • Group Size: 2+
  • Max Elevation: 4,620m

Khayar Lake trekking known as Khopra Danda is an exotic trek that takes you to Khobra Danda (4,500 m), a pristine, pure freshwater lake located in the heart of the Annapurna region. Khobra Danda trek is a beautiful trek in the heart of the Annapurna Himalayan region that starts after a short drive to Nayapul (45km) from Pokhara. You will also visit Annapurna South Base Camp at an altitude of 4,130 m thus giving two vantage points to relish the majestic panorama of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna III & IV, Macchapuchre, Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal, Tukuche and many more. It is a 9-day tea house trek from village to village until Tadapani and after this place, all the tea houses are basic where you can experience the real trekking into the Himalayas. Khobra Danda Trek is a newly opened trekking where you can feel pure activities in the wilderness.

The Major Attraction of Khopra Danda Trekking

The attraction of the secret Khayar Lake is visiting the picturesque Ghandruk village and Ghorepani village, the typical Ghandruk village, considered the most photographed village in Nepal. On your return route, you will also take a short hike to Poon Hill (3,232 m) to enjoy the sunrise and beautiful Mountain peaks of Dhaula Giri (8164m), Annapurna (8,091 m), Manaslu (8,156 m), Macchapuchre (6,993 m), etc. If you wish to extend/combine this trek with Annapurna Base Camp Trekking please contact us for the customized itinerary.

Best Time and Itinerary for the Khopra Trek

Khopra Danda trek is a beautiful and less crowded trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is known as the Khayar Lake trek as well and offers stunning views of the snow-capped mountains, alpine forest, and typical picturesque villages. The best time to visit the Khayar Lake trek is March to May (Spring) and September to December (Autumn). During this time the weather is dry and clear and the views are spectacular usually.  Our proposed itinerary is flexible and can be adjusted as per your interest and time frame. Please see the below for the Khopra Danda Trek itinerary. It is important to acclimatize properly and take your time during the trek to avoid altitude sickness.

Khayar Lake Trek also called Khopra Danda Trekking is a moderate one consisting of easy hikes through streams & rivers, forests of rhododendrons and orchids (Suna khari), green terraced fields, and picturesque Gurung villages. Reach the height of the most possible altitude in Khayar Lake by hiking and healing the purest air from the Mountain. Global Adventure Trekking is pleased to customize the trek as per your time and interest, We are here to support you for your lifetime holiday. We specialize in small group treks, family holidays, and honeymoon private trips for couples. So please feel free to contact us for more


  • Trek to Khayar Lake and Annapurna South Base Camp
  • Majestic views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Macchapuchre, Nilgiri, Lumjung Himal, etc
  • Visit Ghorepani village and hike to Poon Hill for Sunrise into the Himalayan realm, 
  • experience the Culture of ethnic Magar and Gurung communities en route
  • Khayar Lake is a hidden treasure on the lap of the Annapurna south base camp with an excellent Mountain view

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrivals in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. 1400 m./4,595 ft/ 30 min. Drive

Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport (TIA), one of our dedicated staff will greet you at the airport and coordinate a transfer to your hotel.

  • Hotel
  • 1,400 m./4,595 ft.

After having breakfast at the hotel, drive to Pokhara by tourist bus. It is a 7-hour scenic drive to Pokhara through the Prithvi Highway. It will stop for lunch and a tea break on the way. Along the way, you can see the mountain view and beautiful landscape. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Evening walk along the lakeside.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 800 m./2,660 ft.

After having a healthy breakfast at your hotel, drive to Ghandruk via Nayapul and Birethanti, where you need to check in for your permit. The first part of the trek is flat through the terrace, a small village, and crossing small streams to Chuile. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • Full Board Meal
  • Guest House
  • 2,200 m./7,216 ft.

There is no bigger village along the way. You will pass some Yak huts along the way. After walking for about 4 hours, you will have lunch at Haire/Ishori. After having lunch, keep continuing to Dobato. The trails are mostly uphill. Mostly through forests, different types of alpine forests release fresh air. Overnight at the guesthouse.

  • Full Board Meal
  • Guest House
  • 3,350 m./16,644 ft.

We are approaching mountains, and wider valleys are seen. It is completely natural to get to the height of the mountain. The accommodation is clean and comfortable, Enjoy the most beautiful panoramic mountain view, including the glacier river and beautiful landscapes. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • Full Board Meal
  • Guest House
  • 3,000 m./9,840 ft.

Wow, the great Himalayan range appears just around. The Glacier River and the noise from the silence make your trek more enjoyable. Imagine you are above the mountain and feel like you are on the horizon. Overnight at Teahouse

  • Full Board Meal
  • Tent
  • 4,020 m./13,185 ft.

We will slow down as we get into the high places. We take our packed lunch with us because there is no tea shop in Khayar Lake. You may feel harder due to the altitude, but it is doable. Make sure we have enough water to drink along the way. Overnight at the guesthouse.

  • Full Board Meal
  • Guest House
  • 4,020 m./8,593 ft

Again, we are trekking downhill through the valleys and hills. Mostly, we will be walking through the rhododendron forest, which has many bamboo forests with many orchid flowers. Overnight at Teahouse

  • Full Board Meal
  • Guest House
  • 2,270 m./7,445 ft

Another good viewpoint point is getting to Ghorepani to see the sunrise from Poon Hill (3100 m/10,170 ft.). Overnight at Camp.

  • Full Board Meal
  • Guest House
  • 2,855 m./9,364 ft.

Early morning 30-minute hike to Poon Hill for the sunrise view and back to the lodge for breakfast and the trek to Tikhedhunga. It is mostly downhill through the Rhododendron forest and Magar local village. After walking for 3/4 hour, you will reach Tikhedhunga where we take lunch and take a bus to Pokhara. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the time is free.

  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Hotel
  • 800 m./2,656 ft.

This is another beautiful bus ride from Pokhara, departing at 8 am to Kathmandu by tourist bus. It will take around 8 hours to reach Kathmandu. There will be a couple of stops for lunch and a coffee break. You will be dropped off at Balaju Chock and transferred to the hotel. Evening farewell at a Nepali restaurant.

  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Hotel
  • 1400 m./4,595 ft.

After having breakfast, Global Adventure Trekking arranges your airport transfer as per your departure schedule. We always wish you a safe and pleasant journey to your next destination.

  • Breakfast

What's included

  • Airport pickup and drop off by private coach
  • Two-night twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu, including breakfast
  • Two-night twin-sharing accommodation in Pokhara, including breakfast
  • TIMS-card (Trekker Information Management System)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entry fees
  • All ground transportation by tourist and public vehicles from destination to destination 
  • All meals while on the trek (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)
  • 7-night lodge accommodation during the trek (twin sharing)
  • Experienced English-speaking trekking guide with a government license
  • Company guarantee for Government Rescue Services
  • Insurance for Nepalese Staff.
  • All government taxes and VAT
  • Complementary duffel or sleeping bag (refundable after the trek)
  • Farewell dinner at a Nepalese restaurant
  • Nature of personal expenses
  • All kinds of Drinks (alcoholic non-alcoholic and hot and cold drinks)
  • Shopping for your personal kinds
  • Travel Insurance and necessary trek gears
  • Tips to Guide (Tips is expected)
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara or VV flight tickets.
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Useful Info

Group Size, guide, and crew member:

Accommodation while on the Khayar Lake/Khobra Trekking:

 Accommodation at the local lodge known as the Guesthouse is simple but comfortable. The toilet and washing facility are shared. In the guesthouse, travelers are provided a twin shared room with twin beds, mattresses, and pillows. In high season (March to May) and September to November) in places there are few numbers of guesthouses so sometimes travelers may do dormitories. In some places, guest house depends on solar power. In remote regions, the guest house does not have a toilet and running water can mean just a hole in the ground. A hot shower facility is available in some guesthouses for a price but occasionally hot shower means a bucket of hot water that is enough to wash your body. Electricity and Wi-Fi are available in some places for an additional cost. The 2-night hotel accommodation is included in our package but if you would like to find a hotel in Kathmandu then we will reduce the cost.

Passport and Visa: 

All travelers should have a 6-month validity passport. A visa can be obtained upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. Visa costs 30 USD, 50 USD, and 125 USD for 15, 30, and 90 days respectively.

Medical and health information:

All travelers need to be physically good in order to participate in this trip. Before buying this trip please read the details itinerary carefully.

You should consult your doctor for up to date for your Medical travel information or any necessary vaccination before departure. We suggest you bring your personal medical kid.