Khopra Danda Trek via Mardi Himal

Trip Duration:17 days
Max Altitude:4500m.
Trip Grade:3
Lodging:Tea House
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Transportation:Car/ Van/ Jeep
Group Size:Min 1 to Max 15 PAX
Best Season:March to May & Sept to November
Per Day Walk:4-8
Trip Route:Tatopani-Khopra Danda-Khayer Barahi Lake-Mardi Himal Base Camp-Siding-Lwang
The Khopra Danda and Mardi Himal combine Trekking is a newly opened route and hidden treasure in the Annapurna region. This trek is best destination to avoid the crowd. This trek offers imaging view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre and Manaslu ranges. Khayer Barahi Temple or Khayer Lake, Hidon Lake, Mardi Himal base camp and Ghandruk village is the major attraction of this trek.

This trek starts at Tatopani after 5 hours driving from Pokhara. You will walk mostly on forest. You will see wild animals and flowers.  Khayer  Barahi Lake is never frozen lake from where you can view Dhaulagiri Tukuche, Nilgiri and Poonhill valley. Many pilgrims visit this lake on Janaipurnima. Hidon Lake from where you can see close view South Annapurna and Machhapuchhre and Landruk / Ghandruk valley/ Pokhara. Mardi Himal Base Camp: Best view of Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri etc. After that, we trek all the way down to Siding. When we arrive to Siding, we trek down to Lwang village and then drive back to Pokhara.

Khopra Danda / Mardi Himal trek is fully tea house supported Trek. Nowadays, you can stay Lodge to Lodge. If you do not have enough time for this combine trek, you can also do only Khopra Danda Trek or Mardi Himal Trek. Khopra Danda Trek via Mardi Himal Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range from Khopra Danda.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Trivuwan International airport in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu - Pokhara
Day 03: Pokhara - Tatopani
Day 04: Tatopani - Narchyang
Day 05: Narchyang - Khopra Danda
Day 06:  Hike to Khayer Barahi Lake
Day 07: Khopra Danda - Bayeli /Dobato
Day 08: Bayeli /Dobato - Ghandruk
Day 09: Ghandruk - Landruk
Day 10: Landruk - Low Camp
Day 11: Low Camp - High Camp
Day 12: Hike to Mardi Himal Base camp
Day 13: High Camp to Siding
Day 14: Siding - Lwang
Day 15: Lwang - Pokhara
Day 16: Pokhara - Kathmandu
Day 17: Departure to international airport.
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  2. Detail Itinerary

    Day 01: Arrive at Trivuwan International airport in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel at Thamel in Kathmandu and free activities in the evening.

    Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara (6/7 hour driving) by tourist bus, overnight at selected Hotel at Lake side in Pokhara.

    Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Tatopani (5-6 hours) by bus, rest of the day explore in natural hot spring, overnight at Lodge.

    Day 04: Tatopani to Narchyang (1510m, 3-4 hours walking), overnight at Lodge.

    Day 05: Narchyang to Khopra Danda (4020m, 5-6 hours walking), overnight at Lodge.

    Day 06: Hike to Khayer Barahi Lake with Pack lunch (6-7 hours walking), overnight at Lodge.

    Day 07: Khopra Danda to Bayeli /Dobato (3420m, 5-6 hours walking), overnight at Lodge.

    Day 08: Bayeli /Dobato to Ghandruk (2000m, 6-7 hours walking), overnight at Lodge.

    Day 09: This morning, you will explore the village, Gurung Museum in the Ghandruk and trek  to Landruk (1550m, 3-4 hours walking), overnight at Lodge.

    Day 10: Landruk to Low Camp (2970m, 5-6 hours walking), overnight at Lodge.

    Day 11: Low Camp to High Camp (3900m, 5-6 hours walking), overnight at Lodge.

    Day 12: Hike to Mardi Himal Base camp with pack lunch (4500m, 6 hours walking), overnight at Lodge.

    Day 13: High Camp to Siding (1600m, 6-7 hours walking), overnight at Lodge.

    Day 14: Siding to Lwang (1460m, 5-6 hours walking), overnight at Lodge.

    Day 15: This morning, you will visit the Lwang village, after that drive to Pokhara 1 hour and half drive to Pokhara, rest of the day free day in Pokhara, overnight at selected Hotel at Lake side in Pokhara.

    Day 16: Pokhara to Kathmandu (200 km. 6/7 hours driving) by tourist bus, overnight at selected Hotel in Kathmandu.

    Day 17: Departure to international airport.

Cost Includes

  • Pick-up and drop-off service at Trivuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by private Car/Van/Bus.
  • 2 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System) card.
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu Tourist Bus.
  • 2 Nights Hotel in Pokhara on BB Plan.
  • All the meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • One fluent English speaking professional and export trekking guide and require porters.
  • Guide and porters: foods, accommodation, insurance, salary, flight ticket and equipment etc.
  • Pokhara- Tatopani and Kande -Pokhara by Jeep/ Bus.
  • Seasonal fresh fruit such as Apple, Banana, Apple etc.
  • First Aids Kid.
  • 13% Government tax and official expense.

Cost doesn't Include

  • International airfare and visa fees (15 Days for USD$25 and 30 Days for USD$40).
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Your trekking gears.
  • All the drinks such as: coke, beer, mineral water.
  • our travel insurance which should include the emergency rescue.
  • Tips for your guide and porters etc.

Trip Reviews

SilviaSilvia, Argentina
My name is Silvia and I live in Brazil. I made my first trekking last year with Harka. I was so happy with Harka that this year I came back and made two more. We did the Anapurna Sanctuary again and the Ganesh Himal mountain.
As I am 63,for me was beeng the first time a great challenge and I guess for him also. We had a great time, it was wonderful. 
Harka is very concious and care about you, your food, your limits and your happyness. 
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