The Khopra Danda Trek is a new 13-day trek in the south of the Annapurna range. Due to the large crowd of tourists on the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, Khopra Danda Trek is the best alternative. Hence, the trail is less populated opening up chances to feel the serenity of the destination. The Khopra Danda Trek offers many options to view the Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Lamjung Himal ranges.
The Khopra Danda Trek goes along lush forests, terrace farming lands, and local villages. The Gurung, Magar, Brahmin, and Chhetri communities show great harmony with each other. The culture and history of each ethnic group are equally enjoyable. The Khopra Danda is the grand viewpoint that offers a sublime view of the Himalayan ranges. Khayer Lake and its serene environs are also the highlights of the trek.
The trip begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Nayapul follows on the trip after a 1 hour 30 minutes drive. A 5-hour trek begins from Nayapul, leading to Ghandruk at an altitude of 2840 meters. Next on the journey is a trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani. Passing several villages on the way, the trek finally reaches Khopra Danda. Mountains such as Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (7061m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), and Fish Tail (6997m) are visible from Khopra Ridge. An additional day to visit Khayer Lake is equally glorious.