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|Best Season||Jan to May & Aug to Dec|
|Trip Duration||12 Days & 11 Nights|
|Accomodation||Hotels in cities & Lodges during the Trek|
|Max. Elevation||4,660m (13,550ft)|
|Activity Per Day:||Approximately 4-6 hrs walking|
|Trekking Days:||08 Days|
|Trip Route:||Pokhara- Ghorepani- PoonHill, Tadapani, Khopra Danda, Tatopani|
|Attractions:||Poon-Hill, Khopra Danda, Khayer Lake Trek, Natural Hot Spring|
- Khopra Danda offers a panoramic and heavenly vista.
- Spectacular view of eight-thousanders Dhaulagiri (8,176m), Manaslu (8,156m) & Annapurna (8,091m).
- Trek into the Annapurnas’ heart, where Hiunchuli, Machapuchhre, Annapurna I, and more tower over you.
- Enjoy the amazing view of the golden sunrise over the Dhaulagiri and Annapurnas.
- Himalayan flora and fauna.
- Great scenery and mesmerizing vegetation.
- Get a typical hillside trekking experience in Nepal.
- Ghandruk is a picturesque ethnic Gurung village with a peaceful setting and farmlands.
- A distinctive and rich culture of different indigenous communities like Gurung, Magar, and Thaklai.
- Comparatively quiet and uncrowded than other seasons.
- More accommodation alternatives, and enhanced service.
- Short and suitable trek for any age group.
- Trek on off the beaten path
- An unusual and untouched Annapurna Region trail.
- Visit holy Khayer Lake if you want, located at an elevation of 4,500 meters.
The Khopra Ridge Trek and Khayer Lake Trek is a new and relatively off-the-beaten trekking path in the Annapurna Region. The trek is situated off-the-beaten path and away from the popular trials in the Annapurna region. The Khopra Danda Trek route traverses through a secluded and serene trail. The trail provides breathtaking views of mountains such as Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m), Nilgiri (7,061m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), and many others.
This less-traveled route will take you past ethnic settlements and deep into spectacular scenery that is unique to this region. The trail follows the ABC trek route to Tadapani, and then the less crowded trail to Khopra Danda begins. This particular region is well-known in Asian countries and among locals. This trail offers a stunning view of mountains and flourishing greenery of pine, oak, bamboo, and rhododendron trees.Continue Reading
Khayer Lake (4500 m) is the highest point of this trek and is a day trip from Khopra Danda. When trekking to Khopra Danda, you can also visit the neighboring holy Khayer Lake. The reflection of snow peaks on Khayer Lake is extremely pleasing.
Mostly the trek is also known as a Community base trek. One can indulge oneself with communities as most of the places offer communities stay rather than lodges. We will be staying a night at Dobato and two nights at Khopra Danda and trekking through the villages of Isharu, Bayeli Kharka, Chistibung, etc. You will also get to experience the lifestyle of people living in these mountainous areas. This trek offers a chance to experience the local culture and hospitality of the Gurung and Magar communities. Most Gurungs and Magars reside in this part of the Annapurna region as well with agriculture and tourism as their source of livelihood. The hospitality of these native people during the trek will feel your heart with warmth and joy.Read Less
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When you first arrive in Kathmandu, it will strike you with a storm of sounds, smells, and shades where nothing is as it seems, no matter what you’ve accomplished or how many places you’ve visited.
Assuring your arrival, a representative from our office will greet you at Tribhuwan International Airport and drive you to a hotel in Thamel. Upon arrival at the hotel, you will receive a briefing on how to prepare for the trek the following days and the rooms will be allocated.
Thamel provides a variety of activities and places of interest. If you arrive early, after refueling, you can visit our office nearby to meet our team, stroll through the Thamel neighborhood’s busy, winding streets, and eat your first meal at one of the many restaurants serving a variety of cuisines while listening to live music.
On your second day, you can go sightseeing to some of the famous religious and historical sites of Kathmandu. After exploring this city of temples, you will meet your trekking guide at the hotel. You will be briefed in detail about the trek. The guide will also assist you with any last-minute shopping that you require for the trek.
Have a well-rested night at Kathmandu before heading off to the mountains. (You can dump the stuff you do not want during the trek at the hotel or our office store.)
After your first night at Kathmandu, you will move towards Pokhara, the beautiful lake city of Nepal. You will be taking a 30 minutes flight to Pokhara, once you reach there you will find a van waiting for you to take you to the trails. In just 2-3 hours you will reach Birethanti (1,055m) via Nayapul (1,020m). The trail originally begins from Nayapul, it is also the checkpoint of the trail where you need to submit your TIMS permit. You will be dropped at Birethanti to steer clear of occasional vehicles down the trail. Prepare yourselves for the trek after lunch, as the trek will officially start from this point. Across the bridge in Birethanti, you need to register at the ACAP office you have now entered the Annapurna Conservation Area.
Trek alongside Bhurungdi River and enjoy the serene nature and beautiful countryside, in around two hours you will reach a small village named Hile (1,505m) with a few tea houses and restaurants. Finally, around 45 minutes of uphill walk will take you to the rest point of the day, Tikhedhunga (1,540m). You can unload your backpacks, freshen-up, unwind yourself sipping hot beverages of your choice whilst enjoying the gorgeous mountain views and surroundings. In the late evening, it is always fun to sit around the dining area heated by a firewood heater and share the experiences with fellow travelers. It can be fun up until late at night but it is suggested to have an early night to wear off the exhaustion and start fresh to climb some steep stairs the next day.
(Waking up early in the morning while trekking in the mountains can be very useful. You can enjoy the sunrise, exercise, yoga, meditate or even start that journal or travel stories/blogs that you might have been planning to write for a long time before moving to the next destination) After some nutritious breakfast, you will resume your hike. Cross the suspension bridge and then brace yourselves for the most challenging part of this trail uphill and steep stairs. Walk slowly and carefully and keep your eyes on the prize, the beauty of the place rather than the tiredness of walking on those stairs. You will reach Ulleri (2,055m) after hiking for two hours where you can take tea/coffee/toilet break and rest for a while. The trail now slowly becomes more interesting as you get to walk through the rhododendron forest at Banthanti (2,290m).
If you are traveling in spring, you will be awestruck by the blooming colorful, and colossal Rhododendron. You will stay at Banthanti for a while and have your lunch. You still have some hours of walking to do before the rest point so keep moving. After Banthanti you will gradually see the changes in the scenery, you will start noticing less trees and that’s when you reach Nangethanti (2,510m). You will be just an hour away from this day’s rest point once you reach Nangethanti, walk through the wilderness, and before noon you will be welcomed to Ghorepani (2882m) by the big blue gate that says “WELCOME TO GHOREPANI”. Enjoy the rest of the evening looking around or just sitting at one of the rooftop restaurants with a drink of your choice. However, go to bed early to wake up before dawn the next day to witness the mesmerizing first light on the mountains.
The breath-taking view of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m) Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m) and many more snow-covered mountains. Watch the silver mountains change their color to golden
Almost an hour of the hike up the hill will take you to Poon hill, (3,210m) the highest altitude of the trail and the prize for your trekking adventure. Wake up really early to catch the sunrise. Leave your backpacks back at the teahouse; take your phone and camera with you because you would want to take that perfect shot of the sun rising above the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range. Spend some time at Poonhill during these magical hours. Sit back, relax and watch the silver mountains looking golden due to the warm morning light, click photos and videos, make the best memories in this heavenly backdrop. You will then get back to the teahouse, have breakfast and walk through beautiful houses on the stone-paved paths of Ghorepani village, and head towards Tadapani (2,680m).
The distance is around 10 km. You will pass through Deurali (2,983m). Some steep stairs ahead but once you finish climbing them you will be walking along with the mountain views right in front of your eyes. Stop by for lunch at the highest point in Deurali and continue to hike mostly downhill now. Once again you will cross through the forest full of birds on rhododendron, oak and pine trees at Banthanti (2,651m), in the month of March – April. You will get to see the forest light up with flowers blooming all over. For those traveling in other months, the forest provides good shades. (The month of December – February might bring snowfall in these areas and the trial might get slippery, so taking crampons with you will be wise) Descend through the stream at most of the way after the last up pass through the village in Banthanti in no time you will be reaching Tadapani, our rest place for the day. At Tadapani you can loosen up and spend the rest of the evening enjoying the view of the sun getting low. It is one of the perfect places to enjoy the mountain views and appreciate the beauty of it. You can clearly view Annapurna South, Huichuli, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna II, and Lamjung Himal.
From Tadapani we leave the route to Annapurna Base Camp and take another route that will lead us to our final destination, Khopra Danda. On the way to Dobato, you will initially walk past rhododendron forest and as you walk along you with a magnificent view of mountains. The steep and narrow trail seems worth it because of the amazing views that you will witness.
Make sure you have a heavy breakfast on this day of the trek. On this day, you will divert from the popular and engaged trekking trail of Annapurna Base Camp towards less explored trials. Also, you need to be careful about the signals that mark the trail. Enjoying the amazing landscape of this wilderness in the lap of the Himalayas, descend uphill towards Isharu (3137 m). Taking a lunch break here at Isharu is a good way to re-energize for the rest of the walk. Some 2-3 hours of trekking on this fascinating trail occasionally making way for the yaks you will reach Dobato. After dumping your backpacks and freshening up you can visit Muldai View Point. The viewpoint is an excellent place to observe the panoramic Himalayan delight. You can stay there till sunset and leisurely walk towards the teahouse after dawn.
This uphill trail can be a little exhausting so brace yourself and think of the rewarding sight you are going to observe after some hours of walk. Once you reach Khopra Danda you will forget all the hardships of the trails and pat yourself on the back to have made it.
Start early in the morning to view the first light from the Muldai viewpoint and return back to the lodge.
Continue the journey after breakfast, today you will ascend towards Khopra Danda. Walk past the rhododendron forest and reach Bayeli Kharka (3,440 m). From This gorgeous grazing land, you can enjoy the close-up view of the Dhaulagiri range. Reach Chistibung (3,026 m) experiencing the rustic areas with a small number of settlements and less tourists. There are few private and community teahouses at Chistibung where you can take a break and have lunch or tea break. Three more hours of the steady climb through an alpine meadow with stunning views you will reach Khopra Danda. The community lodges where you will be spending the two nights are known for their warm hospitality. Once you get freshened up you can take a short walk to Khopra ridge viewpoint with picturesque views of the deep valley along with the striking sights of Mt Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and Nilgiri.
After reaching the ultimate destination of Khopra Danda, you will take a well-deserved rest day to relax and retreat. On this day you explore more of this heavenly place by taking a day trip to Khayer Lake.
Unload all the extra weights from your backpacks at the lodge. Only take the things necessary for the day. Enough water, some food and cameras and set off early in the morning towards Khayer Lake. Enjoy the long but refreshing walk up to an altitude of 4500 m, walk slowly and keep yourself well fed and hydrated during this day trip. Click pictures and pose with the mountains along the way. Once you reach Khayer Lake prepare to be amazed by the serenity of the place. This sacred lake along with Hindu and Buddhist shrines on its sides in the lap of mountains is a trekker’s paradise and heaven on Earth.
Return back to the lodge at Khopra Danda, where a hot meal will be waiting to feed your appetite. Once you sit back and relax witnessing the marvelous views sipping hot beverages until the light goes down, you will surely be well-rested and refreshed for the next day.
On this day you will mostly walk downhill till you reach the ending point of Annapurna Circuit. On the way, you can say your goodbyes to the mountains, as you will move away from them but will still be in your sight. Descend down slowly stopping occasionally for lunch and rest under the shadows of trees locally termed as chautara.
Since this is the last day of the trek, immerse yourself in nature as much as you can and enjoy the walk.
You will reach Tatopani after 6-7 hours of walk, At Tatopani, you can wear off the exhaustion of the trekking soaking in the natural hot spring. It is the perfect place for refreshment and recreation. You can sit by the spring and drink beer, the one thing you might have desired to do during all those hard uphill walks.
From Tatopani, a private vehicle will be waiting to take you to Pokhara. You will drive by the beautiful villages with terrace farming. The greenery and charming villages on the way will make you carefree about the bumpy ride till Beni. This drive-back to Pokhara signifies the end of your amazing trekking experience. Stopover for lunch and continue the smooth ride to the lake city of Pokhara.
Once you are checked in, freshen up and explore the beautiful city of western Nepal. You can stroll around at the lakeside of Pokhara up until late evening. Here, you can rest your exhausted body by the banks of the lake. The cool air would most certainly sweep up your tiredness. Pokhara, the lake city, gives you a beautiful view of Mt. Machhapuchchhre from the city. In the evening, you can check out one of the pubs with live music. You can listen to good music, dance, and celebrate your beautiful exploration of Khopra Danda and Khayer Lake. In Pokhara, there is always something you can do to have an amazing time. Also, there is nothing you wouldn’t adore in this city.
6-7 hours drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu in a private vehicle, pulling over occasionally for lunch, toilet breaks, and tea/coffee breaks. Check-in at a hotel in Kathmandu. There are few restaurants on the way which serve great food and fresh coffee. This above 200 km day ride to Kathmandu can be fun with good music and memories of the trek.
Once you reach Kathmandu you will check-in at a nice hotel around the Thamel area. In the evening you can stroll around for souvenir shopping, drinks, and sncks. Walking around Thamel and nearby areas for shopping and self-exploring the narrow streets of this tourist hub is a good idea to spend your evening in Kathmandu.
Later in the evening the all of us associated with this amazing trip will gather for a farewell dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant.
Your trek package comes to an end in Kathmandu. You will say goodbye to the mountains and depart with beautiful memories and experiences. Today, you will depart Nepal with beautiful memories and experiences. Our team will wish you farewell and transport you to the International Airport according to your flight schedule for your flight home. It’s good to be at the airport at least 2 hours before your departure.
Trekkers’ Paradise hopes to take you on another exciting trek in Nepal. If you want to return to Nepal for yet another tour or trek, contact us to schedule the greatest adventures in a prompt and easiest way.
- All necessary airport arrival departure as per the itinerary.
- 3 night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin sharing basis on BB plan.
- 1-night hotel accommodation in Pokhara on twin sharing basis on BB plan.
- Kathmandu Sightseeing by professional English-speaking tour guide.
- Private transportation for sightseeing in Kathmandu
- Flight/ ground transport from Kathmandu – Pokhara- Kathmandu for clients and guide.
- Transportation from Pokhara – Nayapul – Pokhara ground transportation
- 3 meals a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as mention in the itinerary
- Seven-night best available room during the trekking on twin sharing basis in tea house.
- Professional government license holder English speaking trekking guide and his salary.
- The required number of porters to carry the luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests)
- Annapurna Conservation area permit (ACAP)
- Trekking permit (TIMS)
- Farewell dinner.
- A comprehensive medical kit.
- All government and local taxes.
- Trekkers Paradise’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
- International airfare to/ from Nepal.
- Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport- (15 days – $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Insurance covers, medical, emergency evacuation, loss, etc.
- Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters, etc
- Hot shower during the trekking.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
- Tips and gratitude provided to staff.
Olusola Samule Ojo United State of America
Poon Hill – Khopra Danda Trek, Lifetime ExperienceWe had a very good experience with Trekkers Paradise in newly explored destination Khopra Danda trek suggested by the company. We had extensive prior information about the trek before we went, which helped us plan ahead of time for the trip. Trekking in Khopra Danda was a fantastic experience. This trek is one of the hidden gems when it comes to trekking in the Annapurna Region. In October 2019, we went on a 2 weeks trip to Nepal that was amazing. Thank you, everyone, for your best service, food, hotels & porters are so kind. Sange Sherpa, the guide, is extremely competent and experienced in mediation.
The best physical condition is required to trek in Nepal’s high altitude. Without some pre-trek training or a good level of basic fitness, it can be hard. We suggest running, walking, hiking on the hill, and climbing stairs rather than elevators to prepare for the trek. Include swimming, rowing, and biking in your daily base training.
Basic further experience and strength required for Trekking
- One should be able to hike for 4/5 hours a day.
- One should be able to carry 5 kg themselves in a backpack for preparation.
- We suggest you run about 4/5 miles in the home for the preparation with some load on your back for 1 month to make your climbing much easier. Or use the treadmill for everyday running and walking.
- If you have an uphill location/mountain then once a week you should go hiking with a loaded bag pack on your back. If you do not have mountains and high hills then use stairs to go up/down than the elevator.
- Regular swimming, biking, and rowing are also good ways to maintain your physical strength.
- Fuel your body well with small but frequent healthy foods and drink plenty of water.
- Go through a trek grading and know what type of trekking is suitable for you. The treks are graded as easy, moderate, hard, and challenging treks.
- Go after what you want and what your physical capabilities will allow you to. Do not push too hard yourself. Trekking is not a competition. It is relaxing and rewarding.
- Walk at a pace you are most comfortable with. An assistant guide will be always walking at the back of the group so you don’t have to rush to catch up with the faster walkers at the front.
- Using trekking poles reduces the body and backpack’s weight on the legs and makes walking more easier on inclines.
- Invest in the comfortable full trekking boot with ankle support and a sturdy Vibram sole that suit your foot to avoid blisters.
Will someone come after my arrival to pick me up at the airport?
Yes, Trekkers Paradise representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall. He will be displaying Trekkers Paradise name card with your name on it. You will be moved to the pre-select Hotel after that.
Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal?
All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need visas to enter Nepal.
What is the cost of the visa application process and Visa? Should we apply for a visa from our home country or will we get it at Nepalese Airport? Which documents are important that I should bring with me?
After landing, you can obtain a visa at Tribhuwan International Airport, furthermore, it will be easier if you are filling up the visa form online (http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa) before taking the flight to Nepal. Entry Visa fees- at present are $ 30 for 15 days, $ 50 for 30 days, and $ 125 for a three-month visa on entry to Nepal.
You should bring the following essential documents on the trip:
- Valid Passport: must be valid for up to 6 months.
- Travel insurance: you need to provide a copy of the insurance paper to Trekkers Paradise before you start the trek.
- Flight Tickets.
- Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s bank, insurance, family contacts.
How is the Higher Himalayan toilet facilities like?
There are generally common toilet facilities in teahouses and lodges, which are typically clean and well maintained. A limited number of tea houses and lodges now sell attached toilets. We will provide you with the best choice in this regard, as far as possible.
Are there porters or yaks carrying the luggage or are we supposed to be carrying it alone?
Our porters, who are honest and experienced, will look after your luggage while on the trek. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like a camera, water bottle, sun cream, money, etc. Normally, we assign one porter to carry the luggage of two trekkers.
How long does it take to Khopra Danda trek?
The trek can be completed within 6 to 8 days however the length of the trek depends on the weather, the trekker’s ability to walk, how long they take to acclimatize, whether they want to take side trips to famous places nearby like Annapurna Base Camp, Mardi Himal.
Is Khopra Danda trek safe to trek?
The only potential hazard during the trek is the possibility of altitude sickness to reduce the chances of it. We suggest a single day for acclimatization. You will also be guided by an experienced trekking guide and assisted by local porters, who are there to take care of you during your trek.
When is the best time to travel to Nepal?
The weather is probably the best guide for deciding when to plan your trip to Nepal. The best time to visit Nepal is between September to November and March to May.
What are the facilities available in case of emergencies during the trek?
In case you suffer from altitude sickness or any other problems, we will offer you the doctor’s prescribed medicines according to the type of problem facing you. We will descend you and incise of extreme cases, you will get rescued by the helicopter.
Can I add extra days to my Trekking Trip?
Yes, it is absolutely possible to add some more days to the trip. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food.
Are Trekkers Paradise’s staff insured?
Yes, all the staff of Trekkers Paradise including guides and porters are insured to recover any kinds of casualties.
What are some basic Nepali customs that I should know about?
- Take off your shoes before entering a temple or one’s home
- Ask for permission before entering a Hindu temple
- Taking photographs inside most temples are considered illegal
- Ask for permission before taking photographs of objects, and including Nepali people.
- Nepali people are friendly by nature. Have a genuine interest in them. Talk to them. Be friendly as you travel.
We will meet you at the airport and pick you up:
We organized Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) airport pick up and drop service. Upon your arrival, you are welcomed and greeted at your arrival gate (Holding your name on the company pamphlet- Trekkers Paradise) by our representative member from a company, then transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. For departure transfer, we will come to pick you up at your hotel in Kathmandu and take you to the airport for your international flight.
Safety precaution for Khopra Danda Trek:
Aside from geographical protection, Trekkers Paradise has taken safety in following things to make travel as safe as possible making the most out of it without any worry!
- Our guides have received extensive wilderness first-aid training.
- Trek leaders and guides have years of trekking experience who can help you if there is any kind of uneasiness and assure happiness & satisfaction are guaranteed.
- We’ll have High-quality masks & Gloves with sanitizers for everyday use throughout the journey for the Trekkers Paradise team assisting you.
- Encouragement and inspiration can be a regular occurrence.
- Food and accommodation in the mountains would be rechecked for additional hygiene.
The meals during the trek:
Our trek takes us to high altitudes near the world’s highest point, which means your body will need enough starch, protein, and nutrition, as food is the body’s fuel for hiking on such massive Himalayan trails.
All the meals including breakfasts, lunch, and dinner are served during your stay in Kathmandu and the trekking journey. Usually, breakfast and dinner are served at the same hotel where we stay overnight and lunch is served en route to our destination during the trek.
The services are basic, with some of the popular western, Asian, or Nepalese menus being the most popular and consumed. The most popular and common menu items include the Dal-Bhat set, which consists of rice, lentils, and vegetables, as well as meat, rice, and noodle items, spaghetti, pasta, momo(dumplings), Tibetan bread, chapatti, local tsampa porridge, potatoes, sandwiches, macaroni dishes, pizza, Sherpa stew, steaks, vegetable curry and so forth. The Dessert Items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc.) are available on the menu as well during the trek.
However, you cannot compare them with the choices available in large cities. Usually, local agricultural products are used to prepare meals. Other ingredients are purchased from the market if they cannot grow at a particular elevation.
Breakfast and dinner orders are taken in advance to save time; breakfast orders are taken the night before and dinner orders are taken as soon as you arrive at the teahouse. Depending on your schedule for the day, your typical day will begin. Breakfast is served in your lodge each morning, after which you leave for the next stop. A guide will notify the next tea house or lodge of your arrival each day. Around noon, you’ll stop for lunch at any nearby lodge on the way. You will arrive at your destination shortly after lunch. You can unwind or explore the nearby attractions when you arrive. You will dine around 7 to 8 pm.
At high altitudes, we strongly advise drinking hot liquid drinks in addition to fresh vegetable foods and fruit drinks. Drink plenty of water, not all a once but regularly on a time intervals.
It is best to avoid smoking cigarettes, consuming alcohol, non-vegetarian foods like meat, caffeine-containing foods, hot chocolate, and dairy and cheese products on high-altitude treks. These things increase the chances of getting altitude sickness and diarrhea.
Accommodation details during the Trek:
12 days Khopra Danda Trek includes seven nights’ lodge-to-lodge stay at a mountain, a one-night hotel in Pokhara, and three nights in Kathmandu hotel, where we use the best available lodge and select the best accommodation in the Annapurna region. We provide 3 nights of rooms with attached bathrooms at Ghorepani and Tatopani, and two nights of standard rooms at Tirkhedhunga, Tadapani, etc. (Generally a twin Sharing room).
Three nights of Hotels in Kathmandu before and after the trek is required which is included in the package.
You can find some teahouses and lodges with good services on the trekking routes during your trekking days. But as you ascend higher they become more basic. Rooms are basic, almost every room consisting twin-bedded with two beds with a mattress, a pillow, and blankets. You can share a room with a fellow trekker with whom you feel at ease.
Although, each lodge has its own set of standards, please do not anticipate luxurious accommodations, particularly in the mountains. Most teahouses offer hot showers, boiled drinking water, extra blankets, charging stations, and WIFI for an additional fee. The price of teahouses is determined by the location and the facilities/services they offered.
Passport and Visa:
All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal, and at Nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended to the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport size photo.
The current cost of a visa for 15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, and 90 Days – 125 (to be paid in cash) Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. Other nationalities should check entry requirements. Visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended to stay in Nepal.
Visa Extension Fee: Tourist visa extension is done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days. In the case of a delay of less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.
Tipping is not included in the salaries of your guides, porters, or crew, but it is greatly appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tips are the accepted and a lovely way of saying thank you (“Dhanyabada”) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips the last day of the trek.
Booking and payment process:
Trekkers Paradise Pvt. Ltd. is a government authorized, registered, licensed, and bonded trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 221608/076/0677. We are members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, the book the Trekkers Paradise trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival, and departure flight details can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from the booking date. Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union. The remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer when you arrive in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward the necessary modes of payment details as per your convenience by mail.
Trekkers Paradise Crews:
During the Khopra Danda trek, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well-experienced guides/Sherpa’s to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. All guides are well trained licensed with prior experience they have spent years trekking / climbing a peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage. Two members will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 20 kgs. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tents with sleeping gear and we also provided them food and warm drinks.
- Intensive Wilderness First Aid
- Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
- Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
- Rock climbing
- Conservation and biodiversity
Safe Drinking Water
The availability of drinking water is not an issue. Bottled mineral water is available in most places for purchase, but there is no provision to dispose of plastic bottles. We encourage guests to do what they can to protect the environment. We do not recommend purchasing single-use plastic bottles. You can buy or bring your own Nalgene bottles on the trek which makes the trail free from bottles and rubbish.
Filling your water bottles in tea houses is another option for getting drinking water. Several guesthouses have the Euro-guard filters water. Boiled filter water is also available in tea houses that are completely safe to drink but may be inexpensive for the duration of the trek.
River water is generally full of glaciers and sand and may be contaminated with animal urine and toilet run-off, so do not drink it. The tap water in the lodges is piped from high up, away from rivers and clean glaciers, so it is better, but it still must be treated.
Use iodine drops (3 per liter) locally known as Lugols solution, available at Thamel supermarkets in Kathmandu. The chlorine-based tablets are another choice, but they do transmit a taste to the water. Alternatively, you could purchase a Steripen, which uses UV to kill the bacteria but is a bit fragile to carry during the trek.
The best option is the water purification tablet Aquaprove, which uses cutting-edge technology. Most importantly, it works against all pathogens in impure water. It’s light, simple to use, has no taste, and is all-natural.
Waste Management during the trek
Leave No Traces, Only the Footprints! Pack out your own waste. We practice responsible eco-tourism and organize eco-friendly trips to support sustainable tourism.
The trekking trail in Nepal has suffered significant damage as a result of not having a strong policy on waste management. Act and travel responsibly. We prefer that all of our clients bring their trash and keep them in a container or bag, and dispose of it properly at a specific spot or dustbin.
How to avoid acute mountain sickness?
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is the most deadly risk of trekking. Anyone can get a victim of this sickness when their body is exposed to a higher elevation in a short period of time and the body is unable to adapt to the changing atmospheric pressures. As you ascend higher, the oxygen and air pressure decrease. Our bodies are capable of handling the change, but they require time to gradually adapt. If it is not treated in time, it can be severe and result in death. You can take a few preventative measures to avoid it.
- Not to climb too high too fast.
- Climb slowly and attain the height gradually.
- Take it easy and climb at your own comfortable pace.
- Reduce your walking hours as you reach 2000 meters and walk slowly.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Get plenty of rest. If you feel like your body needs more rest, get it.
- Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking.
- Meditation and warm-up exercise each day before starting the trek.
- Allow an acclimatization day for every 1000m of elevation gain.
There are two more serious but less common severe forms of altitude sickness. Both have the potential to be fatal. You must descend immediately to receive medical care.
High-altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) causes the lungs to swell with excess fluid, which makes breathing difficult even when at rest. You experience extreme exhaustion, weakness, and perhaps a sense of suffocation. A dry cough, nose breathing, shortness of breath, fever, chest tightness, rapid heart rates, congestion, swelling, and fainting are the symptoms of HAPE. If HAPE is not promptly treated by lowering the altitude or using oxygen, it can be fatal.
High-altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) is characterized by an accumulation of fluid on the brain that results in swelling. Confusion, poor coordination, and possibly violent behavior could occur. Hallucinations, loss of consciousness, fever and fatigue, photophobia, hypertension, coma, shortness of breath, and inability to walk are some more symptoms of HACE. HACE can result in death if it is not treated immediately.
The early signs of altitude sickness can be relieved by immediately descending. However, if you are experiencing severe acute mountain sickness symptoms, you should see a doctor.
The drug acetazolamide can ease heavy breathing and lessen the effects of altitude sickness. You may also be given the steroid Dexamethasone. But you are never recommended to take such drugs as far as possible until the situation is harsh.
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- A unique Mountain Flight to Mt. Everest
- White water rafting on Nepal’s famous rivers
- A romantic overnight stay in a mountain resort
- A cultural show, with dinner
- A traditional Nepali Luxury Dinner
- The most spectacular Bungee Jump on the Planet
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