Mardi Himal and Khopra Danda Trek

Mardi Himal and Khopra Danda Trek
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Facts About Mardi Himal and Khopra Danda Trek

Grade

Easy

Max Size

12 Nos

Altitude

4,500m

Transportation

Private Vehicle

Accomodation

Hotel/Teahouse

Major Activity

Trekking / Sightseen

Himalayan Sights

Annapurna

Starts/Ends

Kathmandu

Duration:

14 Days

Trip Overview

Are you ready to trek on a journey of a lifetime? Join Life Dream Adventure as we take you on an unforgettable trekking experience through the mesmerizing landscapes of Mardi Himal and Khopra Danda. This 12-day trek will lead you through lush forests, picturesque villages, and towering peaks, offering breathtaking views and cultural encounters along the way.

About the Mardi Himal and Khopra Danda Trekking Route

The Mardi Himal and Khopra Danda trek is a relatively new route in the Annapurna region, offering a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural diversity. Starting from Kande, the trail ascends through dense forests and alpine meadows, reaching the base of Mardi Himal and the stunning viewpoint of Khopra Danda.

Difficulty Level

The trek is graded as moderate, suitable for trekkers with a reasonable level of fitness. While the trails are well-defined, some sections involve steep ascents and descents, requiring a good level of endurance.

Best Time to Go

The best time to embark on the Mardi Himal and Khopra Danda trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. During these months, the weather is stable, offering clear skies and optimal trekking conditions.

Permits and Necessary Documents

Trekkers will need to obtain the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card before starting the trek. Our team will assist you in obtaining these permits hassle-free.

Food and Accommodation During Trek

Throughout the trek, you will be accommodated in teahouses and lodges along the route. These establishments offer basic yet comfortable facilities, along with delicious meals prepared using locally sourced ingredients.

Major Highlights of The Trek

  • Explore the pristine forests and rhododendron blooms of the Annapurna region.
  • Witness panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges from Mardi Himal Base Camp and Khopra Danda.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich culture and hospitality of the local Gurung and Magar communities.

Trek through picturesque villages like Ghandruk and Swanta, experiencing traditional Nepali way of life.

Outline Itinerary

    Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
    Day 2: Drive to Kande, trek to Forest Camp
    Day 3: Trek to High Camp
    Day 4: Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp, trek to Low Camp
    Day 5: Trek to Ghandruk
    Day 6: Trek to Dobato
    Day 7: Trek to Khopra Danda
    Day 8: Rest Day at Khopra Danda, trek to Khayer Lake
    Day 9: Trek to Swanta Village
    Day 10: Trek to Ghorepani
    Day 11: Hike to Poon Hill, trek to Hile, Drive to Pokhara
    Day 12: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Join us as we explore the hidden gems of the Annapurna region and uncover the beauty of Mardi Himal and Khopra Danda.

Mardi Himal and Khopra Danda Trek Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Food
Welcome Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Arrival in Kathmandu Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. You'll have the rest of the day to rest and explore the vibrant streets of Kathmandu at your leisure.

Day 2 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara After breakfast
Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
900

we'll embark on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the city of lakes. The journey takes approximately 6-7 hours, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayan landscapes and rural countryside along the way. Upon reaching Pokhara, you'll check into your hotel and have the evening free to relax and enjoy the lakeside ambiance.
 

Day 3 : Drive to Kande
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2600

Trek to Forest Camp Today, we'll start early with a drive to Kande, the starting point of our trek. From Kande, we'll begin our trek through lush forests and picturesque villages, ascending gradually to Forest Camp (2,600m/8,531ft). The trek takes around 6-7 hours, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscapes.

Day 4 : Trek to High Camp
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3600

Leaving Forest Camp behind, we'll continue our ascent towards High Camp (3,600m/11,810ft). The trail winds through rhododendron forests and alpine meadows, offering breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) peaks. Upon reaching High Camp, we'll settle in for the night and prepare for the next day's adventure.

Day 5 : Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp, Trek to Low Camp
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3050

Today's trek will take us to the majestic Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500m/14,760ft), offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. After soaking in the breathtaking scenery, we'll descend to Low Camp (3,050m/10,006ft) for overnight stay, traversing through diverse landscapes along the way.

Day 6 : Trek to Ghandruk
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1565

Descending further, we'll trek to the picturesque village of Ghandruk (1,565m/5134ft), known for its traditional Gurung culture and stunning mountain views. The trail passes through terraced fields, charming villages, and lush forests, providing ample opportunities to immerse ourselves in the local way of life.

Day 7 : Trek to Dobato
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3350

Continuing our journey, we'll trek to Dobato (3,350m/10,990ft), where we'll spend the night amidst the tranquility of the Himalayas. The trail offers stunning views of the surrounding peaks and landscapes, making for a memorable trekking experience.

Day 8 : Trek to Khopra Danda
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3660

Today's trek will take us to Khopra Danda (3,660m/12,006ft), a beautiful viewpoint offering panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Along the way, we'll pass through charming villages and pristine forests, immersing ourselves in the natural beauty of the Himalayas.

Day 9 : Rest Day at Khopra Danda
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3660

Trek to Khayer Lake After a challenging trek, today is reserved for rest and relaxation at Khopra Danda. Alternatively, you can opt for an adventurous hike to Khayer Lake (4,500m/14,762ft), surrounded by pristine alpine landscapes and glaciers.

Day 10 : Trek to Swanta Village
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2214

Descending from Khopra Danda, we'll trek to Swanta Village (2,214m/7,263ft), where we'll have the opportunity to interact with the local communities and learn about their traditional way of life. The trek offers stunning views of the surrounding valleys and landscapes.

Day 11 : Trek to Ghorepani
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2874

Trek to Ghorepani Continuing our descent, we'll trek to Ghorepani (2,874m/9,429ft), a charming village renowned for its stunning sunrise views over the Annapurna range from Poon Hill. The trail passes through rhododendron forests and picturesque villages, offering ample opportunities for exploration and photography.

Day 12 : Hike to Poon Hill , Trek to Hile, Drive to Pokhara Early in the morning
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
900

Trek to Hile, Drive to Pokhara Early in the morning, we'll hike to Poon Hill for a spectacular sunrise panorama over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. After soaking in the breathtaking views, we'll trek to Hile and then drive back to Pokhara, where you can relax and unwind after the trek.

Day 13 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Today, we'll bid farewell to Pokhara and embark on a scenic drive back to Kathmandu. The journey takes approximately 6-7 hours, offering one last chance to admire the stunning landscapes of rural Nepal before reaching Kathmandu.

Day 14 : Departure from Kathmandu
Food
Breakfast

After breakfast, you'll have some free time to explore Kathmandu or do some last-minute souvenir shopping before our representative transfers you to the airport for your onward journey. This marks the end of your unforgettable adventure in the Himalayas with Life Dream Adventure.

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