Annapurna Dhaulagiri Trek - 14 Days

Less Trodden 2 Week trek to Annapurna Dhaulagiri
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Khopra Danda Trek
Trek to Annapurna Dhaulagiri
Khopra Ridge Khaire Trek
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At a Glance
Duration14 Days
Trip GradeModerate Plus
Maximum Altitude4400
Best TimeSept - May

Annapurna Dhaulagiri Trek: Less Trodden Trail


Annapurna Dhaulagiri Trek, also known as the Khopra Ridge Trekking, unfolds the breathtaking panorama of majestic Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges at its best. This is Nepal’s two-week-long best off-the-beaten community-based lodge trekking into the heart of Annapurna region. The profits from this community teahouse directly benefit the local schools and people in the region. This Khopra Danda trail winds through several transitional villages. Oak and rhododendron forests to the high alpine meadows of Khopra Danda and Kaire Lake.


Khopra Ridge Trek: 2-Week Teahouse Trek in Annapurna


Upon your arrival in the bustling city of Kathmandu, you will join a welcome dinner with fellow trekkers and a guide to get to know each other in a group. You have time to explore the sights and sounds of cultural sites of Kathmandu Valley before we head to Pokhara, Lake City, to start the journey to Annapurna Dhaulagiri Trekking. You ascend slowly and steadily through the lust forest to Tadapani via the Gurung settlement of Ghandruk. The tiny thatched roofed houses nestled among the narrow-terraced fields on the backdropped of breathtaking peaks amaze the trekkers. The less-trodden trail passes through the picturesque alpine settlement of Bayeli and Dobato to Khopra Danda.


Khopra Danda and Khayer Lake


Khopra Dandaillustrates the most incredible views of the colossal ramparts of Dhaulagiri. It plunges from the misty depths of the Kali Gandaki, the deepest gorge in the world. The spectacular lofty peaks of Nilgiri, Annapurna I, and Annapurna South surround this gorge–absolutely mind blogging scenery ever imagined.The day exploration hike to Khayer Lakes is the highest point in our journey to Khapra Danda trekking. This lake is an old pilgrimage shining on the base of the majestic peak of Annapurna Fang. On return, we follow a different route to Ghorepani via Swanta. Your morning hike to Poon Hill presents the sunrise views on Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu ranges.


Trip Difficulty and Preparation of Khopra Danda Trek


This Khopra Ridge is graded as moderation plus trekking. You will be walking an average of 04 – 07 hours a day up to the elevation of 4500 meters from sea level, with the highest night stay at around 3800 meters. An average fit person from 10 to 70 can join this hiking journey in Nepal. One to two months of pre-trek exercise like walking, jogging, running, swimming, and cycling helps you to prepare for the adventure.


Best time and Gear required for Annapurna Dhaulagiri Trek


The spring season of March to May and September to November of autumn are the best times to join this Annapurna Dhaulagiri Trek. You can even do this in December if you have the proper gear. We supply the sleeping bag, warm jacket, and trek duffle bag for your adventure journey to Khopra Danda and Khaire Lake, making your trip hassle-free and cost-effective. Don’t miss the journey to the absolutely incredible, isolated adventure to Annapurna Dhaulagiri in Nepal. We have a series of departure dates to join the group in the spring and autumn seasons of 2024 and 2025.


Tour PlanExpand All
Day 1-2
  • Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel and check-in room.
  • Welcome group dinner with the guide. 
  • Half-day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath.
  • PM trek preparation with a briefing and gear distribution.
Day 03
  • 7 Hours drive on Prithibi Highway to Pokhara.
  • Free afternoon to explore this Lake City.
Day 04
  • Walk to Ghandruk after a short drive to Nayapual 
  • The MMA crew will wait to organize the load before we set off. 
  • We enter and endorse the Annapurna Conservation Trek Permit.
  • Lunch on the way to Ghandrek for a night stay at a local teahouse.
Day 5-8
  • Gradual climb primarily rain forest throughout the day.
  • Beautiful settlement in the middle of the forest with spectacular Mountain Views.
  • Many Tibetan Vendors in Town.
  • Being off the beaten track, we see less trekkers on the trail. Keep your eyes open for chances to encounter wildlife.
  • We take a morning hike to the view tower above Dobato to observe panoramic views.
  • After breakfast, follow the sharp ridge towards the north initially.
  • After lunch, trek down to Chistebung Khola. We hike through thick bamboo and subtropical forest. The trail ascends steeply through grazing pasture and reaches an open clearing area in Chistibung.
  • Khopra is the last designated and most highlighted camp at 3760 meters. We initially had a steep climb that took us above the tree line.
Day 09
  • Early morning starts walking to the holy Khaire Lake.
  • We witness the closes magnificent Mountain View on the way to Khair Lake. It is the highest point on the trek.
Day 10-11
  • Retrace to Chistebong and follow the southward track. It leads us to the camp Swanta village.
  • After lunch, it is an easygoing trek through the bamboo forest to camp.
  • Ghorepani is a popular tourist spot on a ridge top at 2860 meters.
  • We see bookshops, souvenir shops, mini-departmental stores, bakeries, snooker houses, etc.
Day 12
  • Morning hike to Poon Hill at 3,220 meters. Wonderful sunrise on Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
  • We take breakfast at Ghorepani and descend to Hile and then Nayapul. We take a short drive to Pokhara and stay at a hotel.
Day 13-14
  • Around 7 hour's drive to Kathmandu. The afternoon is free to explore this bustling city.
  • Stay at a hotel in Kathmandu before your flight back home. 
  • Your trip to Annapurna Dhaulagiri ends on day 14, and we customize the airport transfer.
Cost Details
  • Standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on a twin share BB basis.
  • Airport Transportation
  • Full board meals on trekking (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • Accommodation at a local tea house on a trek.
  • Welcome dinner on arrival in Kathmandu.
  • Half-day guided city tour with world heritage entrance fees.
  • Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable.
  • Mountain Monarch Trip Gears - sleeping bag and warm jacket for use.
  • Medically trained and reliable trek guide with a medical kit
  • Support trek crew, including trek porter, with proper insurance and gear
  • Complementary trek Duffle bag, T-shirts, and trek map.
  • TIMS / Trekking permit, Annapurna conservation entry fees.
  • Nepal Visa fees
  • Your travel insurance of any kind.
  • International Airfare
  • All Drinks and main meals in cities.
  • Beverage drinks on the trek
  • Tips and Items for personal expenses like the hot shower, Wi-Fi, etc.
Dates & Availability
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Mar 2025
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Start DateOctober 05, 2024
End DateOctober 18, 2024
Start DateOctober 19, 2024
End DateNovember 01, 2024
Route Map
Trek map Annapurna Dhaulagiri
Altitude Chart
elevation chart of Annapurna Dhaulagiri trail