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Khopra Danda Panorama Trek with Muldai Peak

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The Khopra Danda Panorama Trek with Muldai Peak is located in the heart of the Annapurna region and is an insider tip for short treks in Nepal.
The tour offers all elements of a varied Nepal trekking tour, with picturesque villages, varied forests and fascinating panoramas. It is located in the heart of the Annapurna region and is an insider tip for short treks in Nepal.  The mountain views from Muldai Peak (3,637m) and from the Khopra ridge (3,660m) to Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna II (7,937m) Annapurna IV (7,525m), Fishtail (6,997m) , Annapurna South (7,219m) and many other extraordinary mountains are of breath-taking beauty.

Well trained hikers can take a challenging, but rewarding day hike to Lake Kaire (4,600m). According to Hindu belief, the lake is sacred and helps to achieve nirvana.

This tour is the ideal choice for beginners and trekkers with little hiking experience who want to experience the high mountains of the Himalayas up close. However, a certain level of fitness should be a prerequisite.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu – Introduction to the trip, equipment check and welcome dinner
Arrival in Kathmandu. You will be picked up at the airport and driven to your hotel. In the afternoon we will explain the details of the trip with you, and in the evening you are invited to the welcome dinner. Overnight in Hotel Tibet or similar category, (D).

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing and preparation for trekking
Today we explore Kathmandu with a local guide. This day can be designed flexibly according to your wishes. The most popular places and most impressive sights include Pashupatinath – a Hindu temple with cremation places, Swayambhunath – also known as the monkey temple – and the Boudhanath Stupa. You should return to the hotel in the late afternoon and pack for the trek the next morning. You can also leave a bag at the hotel with items you won’t need on the tour. The rest of the day can be used as free time. Overnight in Hotel Tibet or similar category, (B).

Day 3: Flight to Pokhara (30 min), drive to Kimche (approx. 3 hours) and trek to Ghandruk (1 ½ hours)
We fly to Pokhara early in the morning. The flight will take about 40 minutes and will give us a fantastic view of the Himalaya Mountains. After arrival we drive to Kimche to the starting point of the trek and hike for about 1 ½ hours to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a mountain village, which is mainly inhabited by the ethnic Gurung caste. This village is known for the Ghurka soldiers who are recruited for the British and Indian armies and it still retains the traditional construction of its stone-roofed houses. From here there are breath-taking views of the mountain ranges of Annapurna South (7,219 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m) and Machapuchare (6,997 m). Especially at sunrise and sunset the view is simply fantastic. If you want, you can visit the village museum or just take a walk in the village. Overnight at tea house lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 4: Trek to Tadapani (2630m) – 5 hours hike
Today we gradually climb up through dense pine and wonderful rhododendron forests to Tadapani. First we ascend in many steps from Ghandruk to Bhaisikarka. Then the path leads through a jungle-like fairytale forest with babbling brooks and bird-song. With a little luck we can spot a white monkey face between the trees. Then suddenly Tadapani (2,710 m) appears out of nowhere. From here we can also marvel at the famous mountains of the Annapurna region (Annapurna South, Hianchuli and Machapuchare). Overnight at the tea house Lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 5: Trek to Dobato (3,426m) – 4 to 5 hours of hiking
The trekking route takes us deep into a magical rhododendron forest. Between March and April the colourful rhododendron blossoms delight the heart. Today’s route is characterized by many ascents and descents, but they are pleasant to walk. In Dobato we will again be able to enjoy a fascinating view of the mountains. Overnight at tea house lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 6: Sunrise at the Muldai view point (3,637m) and trek to Bayeli Kharka (3,420m) – approx. 3 to 4 hours hike
It is worth getting up early and climbing the 45-minute climb to the viewpoint before sunrise. From the view point we will be able to admire more than 25 peaks including the Annapurna Range, the Dhaulagiri Range, Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal Range and many other mountain giants. When the weather is clear, we can even see Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake from the top. After sunrise and breakfast we will continue our hike to Bayeli Kharka. Ahead of us is a steep and exciting ascent to the Deurali Pass (3,150m). The view from this pass is wonderful. We see Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Gurja Himal (7,193m) in the west and Annapurna II, Manaslu (8,156m) and Himal Chuli (7,893m) in the east. Overnight at tea house lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 7: Trek to Upper Chistibung (2,975m) – 4 hours hike
This section of the path is on a grass-covered slope, and when you pass the pastures you can see some alpine huts and meet grazing dzos (cross between cow and yak). Look out for the colourful danphe pheasant, the national bird of Nepal, and the Himalayan tahr on the grassy ridge high above the trail. Overnight at tea house lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 8: Trek to Khopra ridge (3,660m) – 3 hours hike
From the Upper Chistibung hut we hike in a steady ascent through alpine meadows and pastures, and when you arrive at the Khopra ridge you can see the summit of the Annapurna south face. The full panorama only unfolds when you reach the Khopra community hut: Mount Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Fang and the Annapurna south face can all be seen. After lunch, take a short walk down to the copra ridge and a view point. There you look over the Kali Gandaki River, far down in the deep valley. Overnight at tea house lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 9: Day hike from Khopra Ridge and optional hike to Lake Kaire (approx. 4,500m) – 9 to 10 hours hike
The sunrise is breath-taking at this altitude. The Dhaulagiri massif is within your grasp. If you are fit and feeling well, we can hike to Lake Kaire (4,500m) after an early breakfast. It is a long hike to Lake Kaire – it often takes up to ten hours to return to the Khopra Hut. The view of the surrounding mountains is absolutely fantastic and the effort is worth it. For those of you who don’t want to hike all the way to the lake, we can arrange a half day hike from Kopra. Overnight at tea house lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 10: Trek to Swanta Village (2,200m) – 5 hours hike
The descent takes an hour to get back to the Upper Chistibung community hut. It makes sense to take a drink break here before continuing to hike down to Swanta village. On the way we have a constant view of Dhaulagiri Mountain. This mountain provides a beautiful backdrop for the terraced fields and traditional houses in the surrounding villages. Overnight at tea house lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 11: Trek to Ulleri (2,050m) – 5 to 6 hours hike – then approx. 1 1/2 hours drive to Pokhara
About an hour after leaving the Swanta village, we meet the main path to Ghorepani, where it becomes busier again and you meet numerous other hikers again. We remember the quieter days of walking along the Khopra ridge. After a short rest in Ghorepani, we descend through a rhododendron forest to Ulleri. Then we take the jeep to Pokhara, the popular holiday destination on Lake Phewa. We spend the night there and can relax a little before flying back home. Overnight at Mount Kailash Resort or similar category, (B|L).

Day 12: Free day in Pokhara
The enchanting Pokhara Valley with its many lakes and fantastic views of the broad and mighty Annapurna massif in the background is the ideal place to end a trekking tour. Also known as “Lakeside”, the tourist area is next to Phewa Lake, which is famous for boating and is ideal for relaxing. Pokhara is ideally located for activities such as trekking in the Annapurna region, rafting, paragliding, bird watching, microlight flights and mountain biking. Pokhara includes the three lakes Phewa, Bagnas and Rupa, the mountain museum, the Barahi temple, Mahendra Gupha, Devin’s waterfall, Peace Pogoda and the old Pokhara Bazaar. The locals in this region are mainly from the Gurung and Magar people. Overnight at Mount Kailash Resort or similar category, (B).

Day 13: Flight to Kathmandu – Rest of the day free time
Transfer to Pokhara Airport for flight back to Kathmandu. You will be picked up at Kathmandu Airport and driven to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure, which you can spend with further sightseeing or shopping in Thamel. Overnight in the hotel, (B).

Day 14: Flight back home – End of trip
Farewell and transfer to Kathmandu Airport for the flight back home, (B).

We reserve the right to change the program due to special events, force majeure or weather reasons.

F = Breakfast | M = Lunch | A = Dinner

Tours Start every Saturday:

German guided tour
English guided tour

This trekking tour can also be booked for individual travelers (one person alone) at an additional cost for your group at dates other than shown here.

Duration: 14 days
Costs: € 1.390 per person
Group size: min. 2 Persons (all the tour dates are guaranteed with a minimum group size of only two persons)
€ 160 for single room supplement (only for hotel accommodation, for lodge overnight stays during the trek, especially during the high season, single accommodation is not available).

 

What’s included:

  • Airport transfers in Nepal
  • All relevant surface transfer (by private vehicle)
  • All hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • All meals on trek (B,L,D)
  • All internal flights (with Tara Air, Summit Air, Sita Air, Yeti Air or Buddha Air), inclusive Airport Taxes and 15kg free luggage
  • Sightseeing with entrance fees, guide and vehicle
  • Permit, National Park Entrance/Conservation Fees
  • Guide and porters
  • 12 kg free luggage on trekking tours, carried by porter
  • Quality service and trek equipment
  • Oxymeter

Not Included:

  • International flights
  • Additional tours and meals that are not mentioned
  • Beverages
  • Personal bills
  • Visas
  • Excess baggage charge (beyond 15 Kg each)
  • Insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)
  • Tips

Visa
Your visa can be issued on arrival at a counter at Kathmandu airport. Visa costs on arriving in Kathmandu amount to US $ 50 (stay of up to 30 days) and US $ 125 (stay of up to 90 days).
The fees can also be paid in euros, which are converted by the bank at the airport in accordance with the dollar exchange rate. Two passport size photographs must be provided for the visa. At the time of the trip your passport must be valid for at least a further six months and have at least one blank page.

These visa and passport regulations apply to EU countries, Switzerland and the USA. Other nationals should check with the relevant consular authorities.

Insurance
Travel health insurance (with recovery costs) is essential for your own safety and a precondition for participation in our trips. In the event of an accident in the mountains which requires a helicopter rescue, the helicopter will not take off before the responsibility for the cost is clarified.
The conclusion of travel cancellation insurance is highly recommended. In the case of bargain price flights in particular, changes or cancellations generally can’t be made free of charge. In Nepal complications with the weather or with your health could make it necessary to break off your journey.
We have requested ERGO (Reiseversicherung) to create various service packages for you. You can book travel health insurance at www.reiseversicherung.de.

Please note: ERGO insurance can be booked by residents of Germany and Austria. Those living in other countries are requested to book their travel insurance through an insurance provider in their own country.

It should be noted that geoDiscovery Tours advises its customers to book their travel insurance via ERGO as a recommendation only, and accepts no responsibility for the contractual content between the customer and the travel insurance provider. Customers can book their travel insurance via ERGO or another provider at their own discretion.

The hotels and lodges booked by us
In Kathmandu and Pokhara the hotels we book are good and correspond to medium-level Western standards. Sanitary facilities are clean and functional; the hotel cuisine is adapted to Western eating habits and the food is safe to enjoy. There may sometimes be power cuts, or no hot water may be available for a while. The hotel staff is generally very friendly and looks after the welfare of guests. The hotels booked by us are as follows:

Kathmandu: Hotel Tibet/Manaslu ***+
Pokhara: Mount Kailash Resort, Lake side retreat ***
Palpa/Tansen: Hotel Srinagar **
Lumbini: Hotel New Crystal ***
Chitwan: Jungle Villa Resort
Nagarkot: Nagarkot Farmhouse

During the trek and in the interior of the country conditions are very varied, and travelers must sometimes expect basic sanitation facilities. For standard treks and tours you will stay overnight in typical “lodges” (teahouses). These usually offer very small single rooms or double rooms (some with no running water and no private shower / toilet).
In general, during the trekking tour you can select what you wish to eat from the menu. However, at altitudes of 4,000 meters it can happen that on some routes the choice of food is not very extensive. Typical Nepalese cuisine is mostly vegetarian, but very tasty, filling and wholesome. Travelers need to be adaptable, however.

Flying in Nepal
The domestic flights booked by us are with Tara Air, Goma Air or Budha.

Tour program
The travel program for all of our recommended tours is carefully planned. It can happen, however, that roads are closed without advance notice or are impassable, that there are waiting times of several hours because of traffic congestion or fuel shortages and that specific tourist attractions are closed for various reasons. Other restrictions such as flight delays or even cancellations due to bad weather, strikes, the health of participants or unfavorable conditions while trekking may also make the implementation of the travel program more difficult or at worst make it impossible. However, our local guides are prepared for such situations and will make every effort to achieve every aspect of the program to your satisfaction. As a result the inconvenience can normally be kept to a reasonable level. Nevertheless, it must be pointed out at this juncture that for the above reasons program changes are possible at any time and cannot be influenced by the organizers. The resulting costs are borne by the traveler. We ask for your understanding.


Trip Details

  • Duration: 14 days
  • Holiday Type: Lodge Trek
  • Best trekking period: Oct/Nov/Dec/Jan/Mar/Apr/May
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Max Altitude: Kopra Dhanda 3.660m
  • Group size: Min. 2 persons (all the tour dates are guaranteed with a minimum group size of only two persons)
  • Tour guide: English speaking, trained Nepalese mountain guide
  • Difficulty:
  • Fitness:
  • Price: 1.390,00 
  • Single room supplement: 160,00 €
    only for hotel accommodation, for lodge overnight stays during the trek, especially during the high season, single accommodation is not available)