Khopra Danda Trek
Khopra Danda Trek
Our trek starts at Birethanti a large village with many shops and teahouses after an hour drive on a private vehicle from Pokhara. We start walking from Birethanti and after ascending steeply for the first 2 hours and then ascend gently to reach at Ulleri, a large Magar village at an altitude of 2,070m.
This path gives us breathtaking views of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and the grand Annapurna (7219m) south on the way. The trail is quite easy and we pass forest and rhododendron trees on the way to Ghorepani.
An hour early morning hike to Poon Hill (3232m.) offers you the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountains. We hike down to Ghorepani and after a hot breakfast at Lodge and trek to Upper Chistibung (3000m). Most part of the trail we trek through the colorful jungle of pine and rhododendron trees.
Today, we cross a stream and start to ascend all the way to Khopra ridge. During the trek we walk passing beautiful rhododendron and oak trees. Khopra danda is one the best viewpoints for Mt. Annapurna ranges and Mt. Dhaulagiri, we will enjoy the sunrise and mountain view.
Khayer Lake is a very beautiful lake situated at high altitude and reach in unspoiled or untouched beauty. According to the hearsay, sacred khayar is the adobe of goddess Khair Barahi. The trail mostly gradually ascends but gets very steep during the last hour before reaching the Lake. Return to khopra guest house for overnight stay.
After breakfast, We will trek down to Tatopani . As you descend back down into the valley, you’ll pass through villages and terraces. At Tatopani, you’ll find a built-up hot spring open to the public. There you can enjoy the bath to the hot pool and to visit natural hot spring as well.
Today, drive back to Pokhara from Tatopani. Transfer to hotel and you will have rest day looking around the lakeside area.
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