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 butresses of Annapurna South avoiding the crowd.
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
Teahouses / lodge in Khopra Danda / Khair Lake trek are basic at most of the places and caters simple food. Hot showers are available at few places and toilet is mostly common with Asian style pan. 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.
Siklis village is located in the foothills of Annapurna right north of Pokhara. The village is one of the oldest and largest Gurung settlements. Short trek of 3 – 4 days could be planned visiting the view point of ‘Tara hill top’ and Siklis village.About Siklis Trek
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