Are you seeking for a short and stunning trek off the beaten trek in Nepal with pristine views all to yourself? If so this is the trek for you. Safeways Holidays is pleased to recommend The Khopra trek as an adventurous little known 8 days trek in the Annapurna Conservation area which will brings you straight to the heart of beautiful sunrise and sunset views of Annapurna South, Machchhapuchre and the entire Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range.
Beginning the trek from Nayapool, the first night is spent at Tikhedunga. The next day you will climb upto 1,400m to the beautifully placed village of Ghorepani and enjoy the beautiful viewpoint sunrise at the well know Poon Hill on day 3. Leave the crowds behind when you detour off the tourist path to trek on authentic village and jungle trail that traverses through meadows, ridges, rivers and forest and stay overnight in beautifully located villages like Swanta and Dhan Kharka. Every corner of this trek presents you with a postcard perfect view.
The climb up to Khopra Danda (3,660m) will make you feel visually close to a mountain climbing experience as you navigate up a narrow and steep mountain path with wonderful views of layers and layers of mountain ridges below you. The next morning wake up to a golden sunrise over Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas ranges. Stay at a community lodge at Khopra Danda. The views are superb at sunset too, when the valley is filled with layers of mountain ridges and clouds below you with Dhaulagiri, the 7th highest mountain in the world, towering above. There is also an option available for a day trek to beautiful Khayer Lake at 4,660m.
The next stop after Khopra Danda is Dobato at 3,460m and the sunrise views there are outstanding of Machapuchare and Annapurna mountain ranges. From Dabato a short hike takes you to a wonderful viewpoint called Muldai point where you can see altogether 25 mountains such as Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Nilgiri, and Lamjung Himal range etc. You will also have the opportunity to spot rare wild animals, such as dear, monkey, yak, blue sheep and Monal. If you would like to visit newly discovered yet remote area, Khopra trek should be your choice. After Dobato you will trek down beautiful forest trails to Tadapani and finally Ghandruk, the largest Gurung settlement in the Annapurna Conservation Area.
It is quite simply one of the best adventurous short treks you can do in Nepal.