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This trek off the tourist trail, is an alternative to the Annapurna balcony. It presents a variety of magnificent and unforgettable panoramas on the Annapurna Massif, Machapuchere, Dhaulagiri. The route passes through Gurung villages, rhododendron forests, bamboo and rice terraces. Most of the lodges are run by local communities, which funds schools and various projects in the villages crossed.
Maximum Altitude 4600 m in lake Khayer
Duration : 14 days
Best season : – March – April — May —- September – October – November– December
Possible extensions : park de Chitwan — village Newar and Bandipur — Valley of Kathmandu …
Itinerary by days
Day 1: Reception at Kathmandu airport by the agency and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2: Visit Kathmandu: Swyambudnath, Dubar Square, Pashupatinath, Bodnath … – Hotel.
Day 3: Departure to Pokhara by tourist bus – 6h bus ride (plane on request) Hotel.
Day 4: Transfer by private vehicle to a small town Beni, starting point of the trek of Khopra, then short walk to the small village of Banskharka, the route through the forest overlooking the Kali Gandaki.Banskharka, 1550m – 2H30 walk .Loge community.
Day 5: Departure for Nangi, climb in the forest, a view of the Dhaulagiri massif. After breakfast in Dandakateri, the path flattens out to reach Nangi and its terraced crops.2300m – 6h walk .Lodge Community.
Day 6: Departure for Mohara Danda, about 2 hours of climbing in the forest. Lunch is in the form of a picnic on a hillside. The view is sublime since Mohara Danda, one of the most beautiful panorama of the region.3350m – 5h walk. Community lodge.
Day 7: Descent through the forest and pastures, then 1 hour climb before joining the village of Swanta, a view of the Dhaulagiri (8167m) .Swanta 2300m – 5h30 walk. Community Lodge.
Day 8: After an easy setting up in the forest, the trail crosses the river via a suspension bridge and goes back to Chistibung, then we continue with a sometimes steep climb to reach the Khopra pasture, opportunity to see Yaks. 3650m – 6h30 walk. Community lodge.
Day 9: Day around Khopra, an excursion to Khayer Lake, 4600m (9h walk), places of Hindu pilgrimage, Khopra embraces three valleys and offers a superb unforgettable panorama of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurnas. return to Khopra. Community Lodge.
Day 10: The path descends to the hillside and we go through a sometimes very narrow path before joining Bayeli, then we continue through a beautiful forest of rhododendrons to Dobato, 3400m – -5h walk .Lodge.
Day 11: In the morning, it is possible to watch the sunrise from the point of view of Muldai. A long descent through the forest to Tadapani before descending to Ghandrung, one of the most beautiful and most important village Gurung, Ghandrung, 1940m – 6h30 walk .Lodge.
Day 12: The descent on the stairs through the terraced crops take us to the Modi Khola Valley, to Nayapul, and back to Pokhara by car – 4h walk and 1h30 drive. Hotel.
Day 13: Departure from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus (possibility to take the plane on request) – Hotel.
Day 14: Free morning in Kathmandu and transfer to the airport.