Kathmandu Bandipur Tour with Khopra Danda Trek is 14 days trip holidays in Nepal, best for families, seniors and adults. You will get an amazing experience of trekking and cultural tour. Kathmandu and Bandipur offers an ancient Newari culture and its old architecture. A newly explored Khopra ridge trek also known as Dhaulagiri view community trek caters an outstanding view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range with spectacular sunrise and sunset.We are a reliable local tour agency for Kathmandu Bandipur Tour with Khopra Ridge Trek with tailor-made itinerary. For booking and any queries regarding this trip, please email us at [email protected] and call or message on Whats App +977 9851023742.
Trip Name: Bandipur Khopra Danda Tour
Trip Type: Private/Group
Trip Package: Standard
Trip Duration: 14 Days
Trip Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Trip Season: All Season
Trip Altitude: 3200m
Trip Cost: USD 750-USD 950
Group Size: 01 - 12 people
Mode of Transfer: Car/Hiace/Coaster
Start/End of Trip: Kathmandu
Annapurna Trekking Tour is a 14 day trip of Kathmandu Bandipur tour via Pokhara with Khopra ridge/danda trek Nepal.
Kathmandu Pokhara Khopra Ridge Bandipur Tour is a combination trip of Kathmandu tour with Khopra ridge trek, an off-the-beaten-track adventure. We trek through local villages, terraced farmland, and dense bamboo, oak, pine, and rhododendron forests with rewarding vistas of snow-capped Annapurna. There are plenty of chances to observe and take part in traditional Nepali lifestyle rituals, including staying in tea houses and taking a day-hike to Kaire, a sacred lake that Hindus believe will help you achieve Nirvana.
Kathmandu Pokhara Bandipur with Khopra ridge trek begins in Kathmandu, you’ll have two days upfront to learn about the city center and its cultural sights. A private English speaking guide will take you to the sacred landmarks — Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Patan Durbar Square. On day three you’ll fly to Pokhara, a charming lakeside city with a stellar coffeehouse scene, yoga studios, and funky shops.
The next morning, you’ll drive to Nayapul to begin your trek, heading first to the Gurung village of Ghandruk. You’ll trek through dense rhododendron forests to the friendly village of Tadapani; from there, pass through villages, gorgeous flora and fauna, and fascinating temples to Dobato, where you can hike up to Muldai Point to watch the spectacular sunset.
Get up before dawn on day seven to summit Muldai for sunrise, then trek through more forest to Upper Chistibung, a temporary herder’s settlement. The next day you’ll reach Khopra Danda, where you’ll be rewarded with views of the Kali Gandaki River and the snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna. You can rest in Khopra the next morning or head out on a full-day hike to Kaire Lake, whose waters are said to help one achieve Nirvana.
You’ll spend the next two days descending through beautiful stone villages and terraced fields to Tatopani, where you can soak in the natural hot springs before being driven to Pokhara. Spend the rest of the day relaxing with a cocktail on the banks of Phewa Lake or gliding on the water in a kayak.
The next morning you’ll head to Bandipur, a charming hilltop village full of history, which you can cycle outside of town or wander quaint streets; this article has some great ideas about how to make the most of your day here. You’ll return to Kathmandu the next day; relax or visit any sites and shops still on your bucket list. Get up early for a final Nepali sunrise from Boudhanath Stupa and enjoy a great breakfast before you head to the airport for your flight home.
Kathmandu Pokhara Bandipur Tour with Khopra Danda Trek is one of best trips in Nepal. You will have a multi days experience of cultural tour of Kathmandu valley with trekking to Khopra ridge. This is a cheap and budget trips fit for all group people. We will take you to some of the most popular and significant places of Nepal that is Kathmandu,Pokhara and trekking in Khopra Danda. Annapurna trekking tour begins with a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, and drive to Pokhara for Khopra danda trek in Annapurna.
Day 1: Arrive to Kathmandu.
we will receive you at Kathmandu airport, and drive to Hotel. After check into hotel, free time on you own, walking around Thamel and local market to Kathmandu durbar square. Stay night at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu Tour to Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Patan Durbar Square
After breakfast at your hotel, guided Kathmandu tour to Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Patan Durbar Square.This day fits quite a bit in—helpful for maximizing your time in Kathmandu—but doesn't overload you with too many sites. You can spend as much time as you like at each temple, although most people tend to spend an hour. For lunch, you'll stop at one of our recommended local restaurants.Return to your hotel in Kathmandu in the late afternoon and meet your trekking guide who will go over details for tomorrow's adventure.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara(850m)
After breakfast, you'll be picked up at hotel and driven by private transfer to the domestic airport for your flight for 30 minutes to Pokhara, Nepal's second largest city. This is a stunning half-hour flight along the Himalayan range where four of the world’s 14 giant mountains over 8,000 m can be seen: Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Manaslu, and Shishapangma. Upon landing, a driver will be waiting to bring you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore or just to relax by the lake. Pokhara has plenty of great cafés, restaurants, funky shops that cater to expats and adventure travelers.
Day 4: Pokhara to Nayapul, Trek to Ghandruk (1,940 m, 9km, 5 hours)
In the morning, you'll be picked up by a private jeep and driven to Nayapul where the trek begins.Along the way, you'll pass a TIMS checkpoint and entry to the Annapurna Conservation Area; your specialist will make sure you have both permits. This well-traveled trail between Nayapul and Ghandruk winds through rivers, mountain farms, and the Kimche Waterfall. You'll encounter several restaurants, teahouses, bars, and shops along the path, so stop as you please for a break. When you arrive Ghandruk, check out the tiny Gurung museum for local history and textiles, and explore the traditional houses made of stone slabs. Or just sit back, relax, and enjoy the views. There are plenty of places in the village to absorb the snow-capped views of the Annapurna ranges, Glacier Dome, and Machhapuchhre/Fishtail.
Day 5: Ghandruk to Tadapani (2,610 m, 10km, 5 hours)
Wake up with breakfast in Ghandruk and enjoy great views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna South, and the Hiunchuli peaks.From here, you'll continue on the trail upwards through Deurali and into some dense rhododendron forests. This blossom is Nepal’s national flower and during spring months, when the trees are in full bloom, the forests turn into gardens of vibrant displays that look especially breathtaking against snow-capped mountains in the distance. After trekking over a small pass, you'll reach Tadapani where you'll get to enjoy more of those excellent views. Many friendly Tibetans live in the village and they'll likely be out and about selling trekkers items to take back home as souvenirs.
Day 6: Tadapani to Dobato (3,420 m, 7km, 6 hours), Sunset from Muldai Peak
After breakfast in Tadapani, you'll leave the main trail and begin walking in a more remote area of the Annapurna region through beautiful rhododendron forest. This off-the-beaten-path trail crosses beautiful Nepali villages and a variety of flora, fauna, and ancient trees. After a short climb and descent into a dell, you'll start a more serious climb which continues all the way up to the lodges at Dobato. After about half an hour, you emerge on the northern side of the ridgeline and have a stunning view of the Annapurna South massif towering above you and hear the roar of many waterfalls as the river races away into the dramatic steep-sided valley far, far below. Here the forest starts to change and you see more oak trees and conifers. From here, it's a steep half hour up to the teahouse at Meshar Danda, perched on the ridgeline with truly incredible views.
After a cup of tea and a short rest, you'll have about an hour more of this type of forested trail until you reach the open hillside at Isharu where shepherds graze their sheep and where you'll have lunch. All fueled up, start out with a gentle ascent as the trail contours around the hillside and then up to a small but beautiful pass, where the path goes through a fascinating Gurung temple. From here, it's a short descent to a beautiful open valley before you head into the trees again and back up to the ridgeline. Along the way, you can see incredible purple barked rhododendron trees, much smaller than the ones you saw earlier but striking for their color (and the mountain backdrop if the weather is clear!). From the ridge, you contour down to a creek bed and follow this to a small pass, from where you contour around to the lodges at Dobato. For those with extra energy to spare, head up to Muldai peak for sunset views. It takes about 45 minutes from the teahouse to reach the view tower and the view is stunning, one of the highlights of the trek!
Day 7: Dobato to Upper Chistibung (2,975 m, 4km, 5 hours)
You'll have an early breakfast in Dobato and then begin the climb to Muldai Peak for a magnificent panorama view at sunrise. From here, you'll descend through open ground and a beautiful forest to reach the pastures of Lower Chistibung. Next, ascend gradually on the trail through another forest before reaching Upper Chistibung, a temporary herder’s settlement. If you’re lucky you might even spot the colorful Lophophorus (Danphe), the national bird of Nepal, as well as Himalayan Thar on the grassy ridge high above the trail.
Day 8: Upper Chistibung to Khopra Danda (3,660 m, 4km, 3 hours)
After breakfast in Upper Chistibung, you'll embark on a steady climb above the treeline through pretty alpine meadows and pastures to reach Khopra. As you enter the ridge, look for the tip of Annapurna South in the distance. Upon reaching Khopra, go for an easy walk to a viewpoint overlooking the Kali Gandaki River far below in the deep valley. Based in Khopra for the night, you'll also admire the stunning snow-capped mountain panoramas including Mount Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Annapurna South.
Day 9: Rest day in Khopra Danda and Optional day hike to Kaire Lake(4665m, 17km, 8 hours)
Today is a rest day so sleep in and enjoy a relaxing morning in Khopra Danda.Kaire Lake Day Hike-After breakfast, you'll have the option to embark on a challenging full-day hike to Kaire Lake where you'll get excellent views of the surrounding mountains. Considered a sacred lake by the Hindus, bathing in Kaire is believed to help you attain Nirvana. Since Hinduism and Buddhism are intricately related in Nepal, you can witness and wander around a number of Hindu and Buddhist shrines scattered around the lakeside.
Day 10: Khopra Danda to Pauduwar (2,000 m, 7km, 5 hours)
Wake up with breakfast in Khopra Danda and enjoy a sunrise view as Dhaulagiri and the Kali Gandaki Gorge begin to fill with light. Today, you'll begin your downhill journey on the ridge towards one of the local villages where you’ll spend the night, so relax and explore more of the ridge before departing.As you descend into the valley below, you'll encounter terraced farm fields and beautiful stone villages. Fewer trekkers come to this part of Nepal, so this is your chance to experience a more local setting than other well-visited trails in Nepal.
Day 11: Pauduwar to Tatopani(6km, 3 hours) and Drive to Pokhara(850m, 4 hours)
Wake up early and take a short walk up the ridge behind the lodge to get a special sunrise view. From here, you'll head back down and have breakfast before you start your final leg of the trek. All that remains is a short journey down to the small town of Tatopani through local villages, where you’ll catch transportation back to Nepal's second largest city of Pokhara. If you have time, there is a hot spring in Tatopani if you’d like to soak your muscles. Upon arrival in Pokhara, settle in your hotel and enjoy the afternoon and evening at your leisure. This relaxed lakeside town is the gateway to the Himalayas, so there are plenty of cool cafés, restaurants, cocktail bars, yoga studios, and funky shops for bargaining that cater to expats and adventure travelers.
Day 12: Pokhara to Bandipur(2000m, 5 hours)
In the morning, after breakfast, you'll have time to explore the streets of Pokhara or walk along the lake. You could also take a short boat tour, paragliding trip, or a hike/drive to the Peace Pagoda for great views over Pokhara. In the afternoon, you'll be met by your driver and head to Bandipur, a beautiful hilltop village 2-3 hours drive east of Pokhara. It is a small town perched high on a ridge, at 1,030 m. As the center of the town is pedestrianized, you can walk among the red-brick temples and traditional old homes without the same stress of traffic as in Kathmandu. Bandipur used to be an important center of garment manufacturing and was a trading stop along the India-Tibet route. You'll arrive just before sunset in time to enjoy the views, explore the village, and take in a meal at your hotel overlooking the valley below.
Day 13: Bandipur to Kathmandu(1300m, 180km, 6 hours)
After enjoying breakfast and sunrise from Bandipur, you'll start the drive mid-morning for your trip to Kathmandu. The road follows a valley for a couple hours before veering north and upwards to the Kathmandu Valley.You'll have time to stop for breaks and snacks along the way.
Day 14: Kathmandu Airport
It's time to say goodbye to Nepal. Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu with breakfast in a café, a final stroll through the narrow alleys and temples, and some final souvenir shopping. A driver will be waiting for you at your hotel to take you to the airport for your return flight home. It's best to be at the airport at least three hours prior to departure.