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Khayar Taal Trek / Khopra Danda Trek

Trip Facts

Trip duration: 17 days

Trek Duration: 12 days

Max. Altitude: 4,827 m

Group Size: Min-1

Trekking From: Pokhara

Trekking End: Pokhara

Grade: Hard

Transportation: Drive

Type: Camping

  • Overview
  • Attraction
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Info

Khopra Trek is one of the interesting off the beaten trek in Annapura Region of Nepal. The Khayer Tal is major attraction of this trekking. Khopra trek also called Khayar lake trek is newly opened trekking route in Annapurna region of Nepal and it is best suitable for those who wants to avoid the crowd and see something off the beaten. The area is very quite and peaceful. Most of the land is covered by dense forest and grass land. The trail is on the development but there is no problem finding a proper walking trail. You will meet very very few people or no people at all in the trek. The place called Baile also called bhaisi kharka at the altitude of 3430m has a tea house facility. The whole Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri mountain range can be seen from Bailey.

The Khopra danda is situated at the altitude of 3645m. The walk from Baile to Khopra is very intresting for viewing wild animals and Himalayan birds including mountain goats, herd of yaks, danfe, monal and others. The Khopra danda is very good mountainview point in Annapurna Region from where one can see Mt Tukuche, Thapa peak, top of Annapurna, close view of Annapurna south etc.

One can hike from Khopra Danda to Khayar Lake taking 11 hours including to and back but it is worth. It is journey into real wilderness. In the time of hindu festival Janai Purnima many people go on pilgrimage to khayar taal to worship and visit sacred shiva place of Annapurna region. While descending from Khopra to Narchyang lek you will see a tea house at Rele. Next day you can reach tatopani and there are many options ahead.

Ghorepani, Hotspring and lake.

Himalayan Sights – Spectacular views of Machhapuchhare, Annapurna,Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang ,Ganagapurna ,Dhulagiri,Tilicho and many other peaks.

Culture – Buddhist and Hindu.

Activity – Trekking and Cultural excursion

Highlights of trip - Ghorepani poon hill ,Ghandruk village.

Itinerary with Options to choose

This trek con be done for (8-16 Day), but if include ABC trek. It would be 21 Day trek.

You can follow these directions & itineraries fiven below:

Option 1

Pokhara - Nayapul - Ghandruk - Tadapani - Khopra (including khayar lake 4565 m.) Swanta - Chitre - Ghorepani Poon Hill - Mohore Danda - Nangi - Langdi - Nayapul - Pokhara.

Option 2

Pokhara – Nayapul – Ghorepani Poon Hill - Chitre – Swanta – Khopra (including khayar lake 4565 m) - Tadapani – Ghandruk – Pokhara or link to ABC trek 4130m. - Chhomrong Hot Spring - Landruk - Dhampus - Phedi - Pokhara.

Option 3

Pokhara - Beni - Tatopani - Paudoor Village - Khopra (including khayar lake 4565 m.) - Swanta - Chitre - Ghorepani Poon hill - Ghanruk - Landruk - Dhampus Phedi - Pokhara.

Option 4

Pokhara – Nayapul – Ghorepani poon hill – Chitre – Swanta - Khopra (including Khayar lake 4565 m.) – Narchyang Upper – Narchyang lower – Tatopani – Beni – Pokhara or Tatopani – Chitre – Nangi – Langdi – Nayapul - Pokhara.

Option 5

Pokhara – Tatopani – lower narchyang – upper narchyang – khopra (including khayar lake 4565 m.) – chitre – ghorepani poonhill – nayapul – pokhara.

Option 6

Pokhara – nayapul – langdi – nangi – chitre – swanta – khopra (including khayar lake 4565 m.) – tadapani ghandruk – pokhara or link to annapurna sanctuary – pokhara.

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Two nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu (on the arrival day and after the trekking).
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
  • Ground transportation from Kathmandu – Pokhara.
  • Ground transportation from Pokhara – Kathmandu.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses/ tented camps during the treks.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Two nights standard accommodation in Pokhara ( First night of the trekking and last night of the trekking).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Food while you are in Kathmandu .
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.