Khopra Trek via Poonhill is a different adventurous game in the Annapurna Conservation area. Eyes On Nepal suggests you choose this newly discovered trail.
Khopra Trek via Poonhill is also known as Mulde /Muldai view point trek. You will have amazing panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range of mountains. On top of that, you will get to enjoy spectacular sunrises and sunsets.
If adventure is your name and trekking is your game, Khopa trek is your No. 1 choice.
Come and explore this newly discovered and remote area!
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Highlights: Ulleri Uphill will test your physical fitness.
07.00am: Breakfast at your hotel.
08.00 am: Drive to Nayapul with your backpack. During your drive you will see some amazing views of mountains and villages.
09.30 am: Arrive in Nayapul (1070m) and trek to Birethanti (1025m) for 15 minutes. You will enter the Annapurna conservation after after crossing over the bridge of Modi Khola. After crossing the bridge you will catch the rough motor way going to Tikhedhungga.
12.00am: Arrive in Sudame (1340m) and continue the trek to Ulleri through motor way.
01.00am: Arrive in Hille (1460m). You will have lunch at Hille.
02.00pm: Start trekking again after lunch.
02.30pm: Arrive in Tikhedhungaa (1540m). After crossing the bridge over the Bhurundi river, you will have some hard uphill stone steps trek to Ulleri. Tikhedhungga to Ulleri uphill trek will test your physical fitness.
05.00pm: Arrive in Ulleri (1960m). Rest and relax.
07.00pm: Dinner at local lodge. Overnight in local lodge.
Highlights: Uphill trek to Ghorepani through pine and rain forest.
08.00am: Breakfast at your hotel.
09.00am: Begin the trek to Ghorepani (2860m).
09.45am: Arrive at Banthanti (2210m).
NOTE: You can see mountains like Machhapuchhre (6997m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Annapurna South (7219m) on a clear day. Enjoy the moment. After taking some photographs, continue the trek to Nangethanti (2430m) through a rhododendron flower forest.
11.30am: Arrive in Nangethanti (2430m). You will have your lunch here. After lunch we start the trek to Ghorepani (2860m).
02.30pm: Arrive in Ghorepani (2860m). You will have a good view of mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, and other mountains.
06.00pm: Dinner at the hotel.
Highlights: Walking downhill trek.
04.00 am: Wake up and trek to Poonhill for sunrise view. NOTE: Please bring your flashlight and trekking pole because the trail is narrow, dark and icy slippery when it is snowing.
06.00am: Arrive at Poonhill and wait for the sunrise. You can see amazing panoramic views of mountains from Poonhill such as Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7855m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna South (729m), Nilgiri (6940m), Tukuche peak (6920m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Lamjung Himal (6931m), and other mountains. After taking some photographs, we will trek down to out hotel for breakfast.
08.30am: Arrive at hotel for breakfast.
09.30am: Check out from local lodge/hotel and trek down to Chitre (2390m). NOTE: Citre is a popular Magar village in this area.
11.00am: Arrive in Citre. You can see mountains like Annapurna South, Nilgiri South, Tukuche peak, and Dhaulagiri Range from here. Continue the trek to Swanta.
01.00pm: After about a 2-hour downhill trek from Chitre, you will arrive at another Magar Village called Swanta (2270m). You will see the Dhaulagiri range and Gurju Himail. NOTE: Lunch and dinner at the local lodge. There are only 3 hotels operating here.
Highlights : Amazing view of the mountains.
07.00am: Breakfast at the hotel
08.00am: Start the trek to Kopra Danda (3660m) along Rhododendron flower forest.
11.00am: Arrive at Ratmate (2930m). You will have a tea break here in Ratmate. We will continue our trek to Dhankharka (3026m) after the tea break.
01.00pm: Arrive in Dhankharka known as Sistibang (3016m). Lunch and dinner at the hotel. You will see some views of Dhaulagiri 5th from here.
Highlights: Amazing panoramic view of the mountains.
07.00am: Breakfast the hotel
08.00am: Start the trek to Khopra Danda. NOTE: You will have a difficult uphill trek for 3 hours. But the deep rhododendron forest offers you some wildlife such as blue sheep, wild monkeys, deer, and Nepal’s national bird Impeyan Monal known as Impeyan Pheasant
12.00pm: Arrive in Khopra Danda (3660m). You will see panoramic views of Dhaulagir in close view, Tukuche peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Bharha Chuli (Fang) etc. Lunch and dinner at the hotel.
NOTE: You can stay one more day at Khopra Danda. If you extend your stay by a day at Khopra Danda, you can visit the Khayer Barah Temple and visit the town. This is area is popular for wildlife and mountain views.
Highlights: Amazing panoramic view of the mountains.
07.00am: Breakfast at the hotel.
08.00am: We start our trek to Dobato (3420m) through a rough narrow trekking route in deep rhododendron flower forest. There are two routes to reach Bayeli. We choose the trail that goes to the river. Because of security concerns such as stone falls and slippery trails, we don’t use the old route to reach Bayali even though it is an hour shorter than the new route.
09.30am: Arrive at the river, cross the wooden bridge over river, and start your uphill trek to Bayeli. NOTE: You will trek in deep Rhododendron forests with a chance to encounter wild animals.
01.00pm: Arrive in Bayeli. You will have lunch in Bayeli. There is only one hotel to have lunch at.
02.00pm: Continue the trek to Dobato known as Baisi Kharka (3420m). It is about 1.5 hours on a slightly inclining and declining trail.
03.30pm: Arrive in what is known as Baisi Kharka (3420m). You will have amazing views of the mountain from Dobato. You have two options here:
07.00pm: Dinner at the hotel.
Highlights: Amazing panoramic view of the mountains and sunrise.
05.00am: Wake up and trek to Muldai Hill view point (3637m) for the best panoramic view of the mountain in this entire Annapurna conservation area
05.30am: Arrive at Muldai Hill view point. You will see some amazing colours in the sky. Muldai Hill view point offers you views of more than 26 mountains in panoramic order. You will forget Poonhill once you reach this hill station. Take some photographs.
07.00am: Trek down to the hotel. NOTE: Dobato itself offers amazing views of the mountain and sunrise.
07.30am: Breakfast at the hotel.
08.30am: Start the trek to Ghandruk (1940m).
12.30pm: Arrive at Tadapani (2630m). You will have lunch here. You can see mountains like Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Fishtail, Gangapurna, and Mardi Himal.
01.30pm: Continue the trek to Ghandruk (1940m).
02.30pm: Arrive at Bhaisikharka and continue the trek to Ghandruk.
04.15pm: Arrive at Ghandruk. This is the most popular and scenic Gurung Village in this Annapurna region. You can explore this village. There is the Gurung Musuem too. You can see mountains like Annapurna South, Fishtail, Hiunchuli, and Gangapurna etc.
07.00pm: Dinner at the hotel.
Highlights: Amazing view of Annapurna South and Ghandruk Village.
07.00am: Breakfast in the hotel.
08.00am: Start trek to Pokhara.
09.00am: Arrive in Chane and continue the trek to Kimche (1640m).
09.30am: Arrive at Kimche (1640m) and continue the trek to Kilyu.
10.30am: Arrive in Kilyu and continue the trek to Syauli Bajar by motor way. NOTE: You can catch a bus to Pokhara from here easily.
11.30am: Arrive in Syauli Bazar and have your lunch here.
12.30am: Continue the trek to Birethanti (1025m) after lunch.
02.30pm: Arrive at Birethanti (1025m) and walk to Nayapul.
03.00pm: Arrive at Nayapul (1070m) and we will catch a bus to Pokhara.
04.30pm: Arrive in Pokhara. Check in your hotel. Congratulations! Trek ends.
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