Khopra Danda Trek is a newly introduced community trek at popular Annapurna region of Nepal that starts and ends at beautiful Pokhara city. The major highlights of this Khopra Danda Trek is that it gives every travel lover an opportunity to explore the local community from closest distance by dining and staying at local community lodges, visiting and supporting local community projects that plays a vital role in overall upliftment of lifestyle of inhabitants. And organizing such treks at beautiful sites surrounded by Himalayas, hills, mountains and forests is truly an amazing experience.
Khopra Danda Community Trek begins as take a drive from Pokhara to Galeshwor and start hiking towards Banskharka. We will be staying at local community lodges and exploring local community projects. In this way, we push ourselves towards Negi, Mohare Danda, Swata, Dhan Kharka and finally Khopra Danda before we descend towards Paudwar, Kibang and Tipling and return to Pokhara. Excellent views of Annapurna Himalayan range, Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu Himalayan range are seen during this Khopra Danda Trek. Therefore it is recommended for all travel enthusiasts who wants to go deep culturally and naturally around beautiful country of Nepal.
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Initially after having our early meal we take nearly 3 hours of drive from Pokhara to Galeshwor and have our lunch over there. It is also the starting point of our trekking activity as we trek through cultural Gurung and Magar settlements crossing numerous river streams towards Banskharka. We will then have our dinner and tomorrow morning’s breakfast at community dining setup and stay overnight at home of local villager in this homestay trek.
After having our breakfast at community dining, we trek through beautiful landscapes and surroundings towards Negi village which takes around five to six hours from Banskharka and is situated at 2330 meters from sea level. Upon arrival at Negi Community Lodge, first we get warm welcome from local inhabitants then we will learn more about the village’s community projects and environment protection projects like Handmade local paper making, women’s clininc, community school, farming along with contribution of Dr. Mahabir Pun in upliftment and development of whole community.
Our Khopra Danda community trek continues towards Mohare Danda today passing through deep gorges and beautiful valleys in about seven hours of walk from Negi village. We stay at Mohare community lodge and this place offers excellent Himalayan views of Annapurna Himalayan Views including Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre and Manaslu range too. We also get to know about various community based project and enjoy awesome sunset and sunrise views over the Himalayas.
Further we make our way towards Swata village located at base of Annapurna south Himalaya and is the most chosen trail for trekking at Khopra danda. Enjoy basic facilities with hot shower with delicious local dishes at Swata Community lodge.
After having our breakfast, we start our day through quite steep up the hill trek that leads us to Dhan Kharka community lodge. For proper acclimatization and exploration of local community based projects initiated by the locals, we stay overnight at community lodge and enjoy the essence of community
In our Khopra Danda Community Trek, today will be the most important day was we finally arrive at the place where we all were waiting to be since starting our trek. Khopra danda, an off the beaten track at 3660 meters above sea level above clouds just side of Annapurna south peak offers spectacular views of snow capped mountains and deepest Kaligandaki gorge. And at the end of the day we will be staying at local community lodge.
Today we will be leaving behind beautiful isolated dada ‘hill’ of Khopra and head towards village of Paudawar. It is a charming Magar and Gurung community village with local community cheese factory. We will be staying in a local home of villagers and get even closer looks into lifestyle of local inhabitants.
During the last days of our Khopra Danda community trek, we trek to Khibang village above the community forest, visit organic farming and enjoy natural views with great cultural and local insights at Khibang village in Myagdi district.
Today is the last day of our Khopra Danda Community Trek as we trek to Tiplang, and return drive to Pokhara. Upon arrival at scenic lake city of Pokhara enjoy exploring the naturally blessed city full of adventurous activities and full of natural bliss.