Khopra Danda + Khayar Lake Trek

Sunrise at Poon Hill Ghorepani

Panaroma Views of Annapurna Range at Poon Hill

Views at Poon Hill

Khopra Danda / Khayar Lake Trek

At a glance

  • 02 nights in Kathmandu Homestay & 2~3 nights in Pokhara Hotel
  • 07 or 08 nights in Tea Lodges/ community lodges
  • 1-way Flight Pokhara – Kathmandu
  • River Rafting
  • Paragliding (for 14 days trip)

Trek days: 07-08 Days
Maximum elevation: 4827 meter
Destination: Khayer Lake
Trek Grade: Moderate
Best Season: Jan – May, Sep – Dec
Places Visited –  Kathmandu, Pokhara

Khayer Lake is the highlight of this trek, which is close to the Annapurna peaks and being rewarded with some of the most stunning mountain vistas in the entire Himalaya Mountains. You will walk remote forest trails that few trekkers even know about. The trek takes you high into the rampart ridges that lead all the way up Annapurna South (8,091m) itself. From many vantage points along this trek you get the feeling you can almost reach out and touch Annapurna – the mountains are so close you almost can. The trek takes you to some high mountain ridges at 3,800m and then 4,800m altitude where the views to the many peaks of the Annapurna Massif and the mighty Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167m) will leave you spell-bound. This is truly one of the best off-the-beaten-path treks in Nepal.

Date:
11-22 Sep 2017 (12 Days)
21 Nov – 04 Dec 2017 (14 Days with X-Trekkers Leader)

Quick Itinerary (Subject to changes)
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m). Hotel transfer and rest. O/N Homestay (D)
Day 02: Tourist bus to Pokhara (850m) with rafting. O/N Hotel (BLD)
Day 03: Drive to Nayapool and trek to Ghandruk (2012m, 5~6 hrs). O/N local lodge (BLD)
Day 04: Trek to Tadapani (2630m, 3-4 hrs). O/N local lodge (BLD)
Day 05: Trek to Dobato (3426m) – Bayali Kharka (3492m, 6-7 hrs). O/N local lodge (BLD)
Day 06: Trek to Upper Chistibang (2990m, 3-4 hrs). O/N local lodge (BLD)
Day 07: Trek to Khopra Danda/ Kopra Ridge (3660m, 4-5 hrs) O/N local lodge (BLD)
Day 08: Trek to Paudwar (2000m, 4-5 hrs). O/N local lodge/ homestay (BLD)
Day 09: Trek to Tatopani (1185m, 4-5 hrs). O/N local lodge (BLD)
Day 10: Drive to Pokhara (5-6 hrs). O/N Hotel (BLD)
Day 11: Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu. Rest and farewell dinner. O/N Homestay (B,D)
Day 12: Departure (B)

Quick Itinerary (Subject to changes)
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m). Hotel transfer and rest. O/N Homestay (D)
Day 02: Tourist bus to Pokhara (850m) with rafting. O/N Hotel (BLD)
Day 03: Drive to Nayapool and trek to Ghandruk (2012m, 5~6 hrs). O/N local lodge (BLD)
Day 04: Trek to Tadapani (2630m, 3-4 hrs). O/N local lodge (BLD)
Day 05: Trek to Dobato (3426m) – Bayali Kharka (3492m, 6-7 hrs). O/N local lodge (BLD)
Day 06: Trek to Upper Chistibang (2990m, 3-4 hrs). O/N local lodge (BLD)
Day 07: Trek to Khopra Danda/ Kopra Ridge (3660m, 4-5 hrs) O/N local lodge (BLD)
Day 08: Rest Day or Day hike to Khayer Lake (4620m, 10~11 hrs) O/N Community Lodge (BLD) -Tough / difficult day
Day 09: Trek to Paudwar (2000m, 4-5 hrs). O/N local lodge/ homestay (BLD)
Day 10: Trek to Tatopani (1185m, 4-5 hrs). O/N local lodge (BLD)
Day 11: Drive to Pokhara (5-6 hrs). O/N Hotel (BLD)
Day 12: Paragliding & day free in Pokhara. O/N Hotel (B)
Day 13: Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu. Rest and farewell dinner. O/N homestay (B,D)
Day 14: Departure (B)

Land cost per person in SGD 

PaxSGL2-34-56-78-910 & above
Tour Code: NPL-KDT_12+ 16814681388132812981278
Tour Code: NPL-KLT_14+ 2381998

Price is subjected to changes without prior notice
International airfare from S$ 500 with taxes (by AirAsia) or from S$ 800 with taxes (by SilkAir)

A deposit of S$ 800 per person is required upon confirmation and the balance must be paid in full 30 days prior to the departure date. Non-payment by required date may result in the cancellation of your booking and subjected to cancellation charges.

LAND Price includes

  • All accommodation on twin share basis in Kathmandu (MAP homestay) & Pokhara (Hotel Thirdpole or similar BB plan) and teahouse during trek
  • All meals as per itinerary including welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Domestic Flight (Pokhara – Kathmandu) and all Land transport in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide (licensed by government) to & from Kathmandu
  • 1 porter for every 2 trekkers during trek to carry the luggage
  • Complete trekking arrangement (Trek permit, National Park Fees, wages for porter & guide, insurance for Guide/porters, trek registration cert, land transport)
  • Down sleeping bag rental
  • Complimentary backpack rental from Kathmandu (if required)
  • Briefing prior departure
  • 15% discount for gears at X-Boundaries

Price excludes

  • All international airfare & taxes
  • Personal gears & expenses such as alcohol, hot and cold drinks, laundry
  • Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
  • Beverages and any expenditure of personal nature
  • Meals not stated
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver
  • Nepal Visa (USD 30)
  • Hot shower, boiled and bottled drinking water while in trekking
  • Attached bathroom while in trekking
  • Sightseeing/ /monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu/ Pokhara
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

 

Reviews

It was a great trip!  Deepak took very good care of us throughout the trip. We reached Khopra Danda and descended to Tatopani instead of goging to the lake. Too tough for the girls.. we wanted to rest… the view at khopra was better than the lake? So not really worthy to spend 11 hours up to the lake! Was good that we went down and gain an extra day! It rained on most afternoons. Deepak kindly offered us homestay at his place for the extra day at Kathmandu 😊😊 It was a great experience! Khopra is beautiful but the trek is definitely not easy. Deepak paced us according to our fitness and ability, We have ample rest throughout. He even saved the girls! He is someone whom can be rely on. We felt lucky, blessed and honoured to have such a great guide!

Janal Lim & friends

7-18 Jun 2017