Annapurna alternative or Khopra Danda trekking

Annapurna alternative or Khopra Danda Treks

The Annapurna area is one of the popular trekking areas in Nepal. Annapurna is a very crowded trek. Nowadays many trekkers who have been already in Annapurna, are looking for alternative trekking inside the Annapurna region.

Annapurna alternative trekking trail is popularly known as Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community basic Eco lodge trek takes to you Mohare Danda (3300m) which is alternative better view than Poon Hill, Khopra ridge and Khayer Barah (Khair Tal). Where can see; the sacred peaks of Annapurna, Machapuchare and Dhaulagiri, shining with snow year round, tower over ancient rhododendron forests, icy glaciers/ rivers, and temperate jungles where leopards still roam. Plenty of trekkers came to the Annapurna region for all his beauty but few trekkers chose Annapurna alternative routes.

Nowadays Annapurna is disturbed by the road. Ghorepani Ghandruk trekking is more crowded, so now the trekker is looking for alternative routes so that Asian Hiking Team recommends that trek is best. This trek is a pristine trek, visiting off-the-beaten-track villages in the Annapurna region. Trekkers stay in the village community’s basic lodge or home stay so there's time for real interaction with the Nepalese. We will eat with the families. We will visit a village weaving workshop and a cheese making project, etc. Most attractions of this trek are the holy Khair Lake (Khayer Tal), surrounded with shrines, and with the peak of Annapurna towering above which is situated at 4600 meters from the sea level.

Khopra trek is suitable for every dedicated trekker as the most regions of this trail are more strenuous and experiences are profoundly lavish thick pine, oak, rhododendron and bamboo woods. Mohair- Khopra trekking has the views of beautiful vistas, crossing delightful ethnic people of Magar, Poon, Gurung, Kami, Damai, Chetri and Brahmin villages boasting its flawlessly terraced cultivating territories.

The Asian Hiking Team is operating trekking in Annapurna alternative trek by community basic lodge. In the community basic Lodge was running hot and cold water facilities. Private rooms are available in most Lodge. Most bathrooms are shared. Every community basic Lodge /Guest house serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice, curry and lentil soup). All Guest Houses/ community basic Lodge of our routes have a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup etc. Soft drinks, snacks, wine and beer are available in most of the community basic Lodge.

Option # 1 - (Start trekking from Beni Galeshow and end Nayapul) &é Days

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) by tourist bus, 6-7 hours, overnight at Hotel (BB).

Day 02: Pokhara drive to Galeshwor 4-5 hours, then trek Baskharka (1525m), 2 hours, Overnight at Homestay (B/L/D).

Day 03: Trekking to Nangi (2230m) 5-6 hours, overnight at Community Lodge/Homestay (B/L/D).

Day 04: Trekking to Mohare Danda (Hill) (3300m) 6-7 hours. Overnight at Community Lodge/Homestay, best view point of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna (B/L/D).

Day 05: Trekking to Swanta (2214), 4-5 hours, overnight at Community Lodge / Homestay (B/L/D).

Day 06: Trekking to Khopra (3,660m), 6-7 hours, overnight at Community Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 07: Day trip to Khayer Lake (4600m) and back to Khopra 6-10 hours, Overnight at Community Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 08: Trekking to Bayeli (3432m), 6-7 hours overnight at tea shop or Homestay (B/L/D).

Day 09: Trekking to Tadapani(2680m), 4-6 hours, overnight at Hotel (B/L/D).

Day 10: Trekking to Jinu Danda (1730m), 5 hours, overnight Hotel, relax in a natural hot spring (B/L/D).

Day 11: Trek to Naya Pul 6-7 hours, and drive to Pokhara 1.30 hours by Bus/ Car, overnight at hotel (B/L).

Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus 6 hours, or flight, overnight at hotel (B).

Option #2  (Start Nayapul and end Nayapul)

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) by tourist bus, 6-7 hours, overnight at Hotel (BB).

Day 02: Pokhara drive to Nayapul 1189m 1.30 hours drive, then trek Lespar (1525m), 4-5 hours, Overnight at Homestay/lodge (B/L/D).

Day 03: Trekking to Mohare Danda (Hill) (3300m) 6-7 hours. Overnight at Community Lodge/Homestay, best view point of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna (B/L/D).

Day 04: Trekking to Phalate (2270), 4-5 hours, overnight at Community Lodge / Homestay (B/L/D).

Day 05: Trekking to Ratmate (2,414m), 3-5 hours, overnight at Community Lodge/Homestay (B/L/D).

Day 06: Trekking to Khopra Danda (3,660m), 6-7 hours, overnight at Community Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 07: Day trip to Khayer Lake (4600m) and back to Khopra 6-10 hours, Overnight at Community Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 08: Trekking to Bayeli (3432m), 6-7 hours overnight at tea shop or Homestay (B/L/D).

Day 09: Trekking to Tadapani(2680m), 4-6 hours, overnight at Hotel (B/L/D).

Day 10: Trekking to Jinu Danda (1730m), 5 hours, overnight Hotel, relax in a natural hot spring (B/L/D).

Day 11: Trek to Naya Pul 6-7 hours, and drive to Pokhara 1.30 hours by Bus/ Car, overnight at hotel (B/L).

Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus 6 hours, or flight, overnight at hotel (BB).