Khopra danda and Khair lake trek

The most scenic short unspoiled trek in Annapurna
  • Annapurna South seen from Muldai view point Khopra ridge

    Annapurna South seen from Muldai view point

  • Pristine trek in the Annapurna

    Pristine trek in Annapurna

  • off the beaten trail to Khair Lake

    Khair Lake trail goes off the beaten trail.

  • Khair lake at the base of Annapurna

    Khair Lake at 4,640 m.

Community lodge based trek with local company for the sustainable tourism.
Khopra danda and Khair Lake trek is the most scenic and unspoiled short trek in the Annapurna Himalayas. The trek goes off the busy trekking trail and offers brilliant mountain scenery, wilderness, landscape and classic trekking adventure in the Himalayas. Even though the trail goes off the busy routes of Annapurna, basic community run teahouses make the trek cost effective and more ethical by paying directly to community.
This short trek in annapurna passes through the popular annapurna trail at the beginning and then climbs to the buttresses of Annapurna South avoiding the crowd.

Highlights of the trek

  • Short trek in Annapurna avoiding the crowd.
  • Several Himalayan view points including the popular Poon Hill.
  • Day hike to Khair Lake at 4,660 m
  • Explore the pristine yak grazing and the higher reaches off the villages.
  • Sustainable trek to support community lodges.


till 25 May 2022

Trek Includes :
  • Necessary trekking permits.
  • 7 nights 8 days trekking package from Pokhara to Pokhara
  • Trekking with a guide and a porter.
  • Teahouse accommodaiton with three meals a day.
  • Private transportation to and from the trekking trail head - Pokhara.

: 7 nights 8 days
: Moderate to difficult w/ ups and downs ( mostly uphill ), altitude of above 4,000 m and basic teahouse accommodation off the main villages.
: Sept - Mid Dec | Mid Feb - June
: 4,660 m
: teahouse & community lodges
: Private vehicle

This was our first trip to Nepal, so we relied entirely on Rabi for planning and advice. His suggestions were excellent ... he crafted a tour that matched our budget, time frame and interest level. The hike was scenic, challenging and enjoyable. When we hit some weather-trouble, the team sprang into action, modifying where necessary and providing extra equipment to keep us safe and comfortable.

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Khopra & Khari Lake Trek

Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Syauli Bazar and trek 5 hrs to Tadapani (2,590 m)
Day 2: Trek to Bayeli Kharka (3,420m) - 5 hrs
Day 3: Trek to Upper Chistibung (2,975m) - 5 hrs
Day 4: Trek to Kopra Ridge (3,660m) - 4 hrs
Day 5: Rest day at Kopra Ridge - Day hike of Khaire Lake (4,500 m / 10 hrs)
Day 6: Trek to Swanta Village (2,200m) - 6 hrs
Day 7: Trek to Ulleri (2,050m) - 6 hrs
Day 8: Trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara

Accommodation in Khopra Ridge Trek

Teahouses / lodge in Khopra Danda / Khair Lake trek are basic at most of the places and cater simple food. Hot showers are available at a few places and toilets are mostly common with Asian style pans. You need to buy drinking water, hot shower, toiletries, charging batteries and WIFI separately. Wet tissues or wipe towels, hand sanitizer, protein bars, books or portable games will be handy.

Customize Khopra Danda Trek

The trek could be customized for 6 days only from Pokhara or even longer with a detour of Ghorepani or Annapura base camp.

Best trek for April and May

Khopra Danda and Khari Lake Trek is the best trek for April and May month as it mostly dwells at high altitude. April and May are hotter in the foothills but the temperature is pleasant at higher altitude. Trekkers can still see the Spring blossoms as Spring comes late at high altitude.

Khopra & Khari Lake Trek

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