Khopra danda and Khair lake trek
The most scenic short unspoiled trek in Annapurna
Annapurna South seen from Muldai view point
Pristine trek in Annapurna
Khair Lake trail goes off the beaten trail.
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 butresses 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.
Duration : 7 nights 8 days
Difficulty: Moderate to difficult w/ ups and downs ( mostly uphill ), altitude of above 4,000 m and basic teahouse accommodation off the main villages.
Season : Sept - Mid Dec | Mid Feb - June
Maxim altitude : 4,660 m
Accommodation : teahouse & community lodges
Transport : Private vehicle
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Khopra & Khari Lake Trek
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
Khopra & Khari Lake Trek
Trek Note :
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.
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