Khopra Danda (Ridge) Trek for families (South of Annapurnas), 12 Days
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Khopra Danda (Ridge) Trek for families (South of Annapurnas), 12 Days

Days: 12 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Min Group Size: 3 / Max Group Size: 6

Khopra Danda (Ridge) Trek is one of the newly opened treks in the Annapurna region which features stunning views of snowcapped mountains and an exposure to various ethnicities of the region. This lesser-known trek is ideal for families and families with children as the trails are made properly and are easy to walk on.

Khopra Danda Trek offers the perfect view of snow-capped peaks and green hills including terraced fields, pasturelands, and beautiful cultural villages. The 12-days trip begins with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. You then take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara with mesmerizing views of massive mountains followed by the short scenic drive to Kimche. Kimche starts the actual trekking through off the beaten trails to Ghandruk, which is the largest Gurung village in the Annapurna region. The route passes through a densely forested path filled with rhododendrons, oaks, bamboos, and pines. The trek not only offers eye-catching views of the snowy Himalayas like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (7061m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), and others, but also features stunning view of sunrise over the mountains from Khopra Ridge and Poon Hill. The trail passes through beautiful villages of Gurung, Magar, Chhetri, and Brahmin communities, which allows trekkers to observe and experience the pure Nepali culture and lifestyle. The trek is an excellent way to make your children familiar with the joys of trekking and exchanging culture and experience with the local people.

Swiss Family Treks and Expedition is a well-known trekking organization in Nepalese tourism market. Our rates and reviews from our clients are the proofs of our excellent services. We provide every kind of transportation for clients and offer all kinds of travel services for them. We also provide porters to carry your child of below 5 years of age, and our friendly guide works on keeping your children informed and engaged throughout the trip. We make sure your visit to Nepal remains joyful and full of unforgettable memories.

Highlights of the Trek:  

  • Panoramic and closed views of Annapurna massif, explore in the valley, 
  • unobstructed sunrise and sunset view from Poon Hill View Point, 
  • picturesque villages, experiencing with life style and culture of Magar and Gurung people, 
  • walking in the narrow and stone paved trail, ancient Monastery, old tradition Gurung Museum, waterfalls, 
  • scenic mountain flight to and from Pokhara, 
  • explore lake city of Pokhara, 
  • walking through dense Rhododendron forest and even more beautiful in Spring.   

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Fact of the Trek

Trek Region
Annapurna Region
Type of Trek
Private Family Trip
12 Days
Highest Elevation
3,660 m (12,008 ft)
Moderate to Strenuous
Full board during the trek
4* Hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara & Lodge during the trek
Best Season
Spring (March-April-May) & Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) and Winter (Dec-Jan-Feb)
Transportation by
Domestic Flight and Private Vehicle

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1338m

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our company representative picks you up and transfers you to the hotel. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m/25minutes and drive from Pokhara to Kimche 1640m/3 hours and trek to Ghandruk 1940m/1 hour
We catch our early morning 25-minute scenic flight to Pokhara. After landing, we take a jeep ride to Kimche via Nayapul, which takes about 3 hours to reach. From Kimche, we begin our short trek to Ghandruk ascending on stone steps through the forested path while relishing the beautiful scenery in the background. Ghandruk is the largest Gurung village in the Annapurna region where we get to experience the Gurung culture, tradition, and lifestyle. From Ghandruk, we can get a stunning view of Annapurna South (7219m) and Machhapuchhre (6993m). Overnight at a lodge in Ghandruk. 

Day 3: Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani 2630m/3 hours
Leaving behind the beautiful Ghandruk village, today we trek to Tadapani ascending through the forested path filled with rhododendron and oak trees. Listening to the chirping of birds and relishing the view of small waterfalls and mountains like the Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre (6993m), and Hiunchuli (6441m) along the way, we arrive in Tadapani, which offers stunning sunset and sunrise views. Overnight at a lodge in Tadapani. 

Day 4: Trek from Tadapani to Dobato 3420m/5 hours
We ascend through dense forests filled with rhododendrons, pines, and oaks that lead us above the tree line to an amazing view of the Annapurna range. We continue to slowly ascend through rhododendron forests which take us to Meshar Danda followed by Isharu. We then trek through grassland until reaching a small pass then descend for a while and again ascend between small hills to finally reach Dobato. Overnight at a lodge in Dobato.

Day 5: Trek from Dobato to Chistibung 3026m/4 hours
We take an early morning 30-minute hike up to Muldai viewpoint which offers a 360-degree view of the Himalayas including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs along with Machhapuchhre Himal (6993m). We then descend through dense forests of rhododendron for a while and ascend until we reach Bayeli Kharka. We then continue descending through the forest and cross a wooden bridge before moving uphill to reach the pasturelands followed by the village of Chistibung. Overnight at a lodge in Chistibung.

Day 6: Trek from Chistibung to Khopra Ridge/Danda 3660m/3 hours
Leaving Chistibung behind, we ascend steadily and emerge above the tree line. We may encounter some animals like Himalayan Thar and Himalayan Monal. We continue to ascend steadily to reach Khopra Ridge, which offers a stunning panorama of Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Nilgiri (7061m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), and other mountains during the sunset and sunrise. Overnight at a lodge in Khopra Danda.

Day 7: Trek from Khopra Ridge to Swanta 2214m/5 hours
Today we descend steeply through the hillside and retrace the trail back to Chistibung. After descending for 1 and half hour, the trail descends steeply through dense forest until we reach Ratmate. Crossing a small wooden bridge, we ascend for a while through the bamboo forest followed by the gradual ups and downs until we reach the village of Swanta. Swanta is a beautiful village inhabited by Magar people. Overnight at a lodge in Swanta. 

Day 8: Trek from Swanta to Ghorepani 2860m/3 hours
Today we trek to Ghorepani descending through terraced fields to a small river. We also get to take a quick look at the local water mill. We then cross a suspension bridge and climb up to the village of Chitre. We continue to ascend through the forested path to reach the village of Ghorepani from where we can catch the amazing view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs. Overnight at a lodge in Ghorepani.

Day 9: Trek from Ghorepani to Tikhedunga 1540m/5 hours
In the morning, we hike up to Poon Hill through rhododendron forest to catch the beautiful view of sunrise over the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7555m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), and so on. We hike back to Ghorepani and continue to trek through a forested path filled with rhododendron. We then descend steeply on a stone staircase to Bhurungdi Khola where we cross a suspension bridge to reach Tikhedunga. Overnight at a lodge in Tikhedunga.

Day 10: Trek from Tikhedunga to Nayapul 1070m/3 hours and drive to Pokhara 820m/2 hours
For our last day of trekking, we trek to Nayapul, gently descending to the village of Birethanti on the bank of Modi Khola. We then cross the new bridge to reach the pick-up point at Nayapul. From Nayapul, we take a short drive to Pokhara and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Pokhara.

Day 11: Morning Hike to World Peace Stupa and afternoon fly back to Kathmandu
Early in the morning, we hike up to World Peace Stupa which offers a panoramic view of the different Himalayas from Annapurna to Dhaulagiri along with the beautiful peak of Machhapuchhre (6993m). We also get a view of the entire Pokhara valley and Phewa Lake. After spending some time at the stupa, we hike back to Phewa Lake and take a boat to cross the lake. In the afternoon, we catch a flight back to Kathmandu and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 12: Final Departure from Kathmandu
We drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, hoping to see you again.

# Pricing for Group Size Basis: (Private Trip - Spring Holiday - March-May)
All inclusive Trek Price for family of 3 persons; USD 3765
All inclusive Trek Price for family of 4 persons; USD 4900
All inclusive Trek Price for family of 5 persons; USD 6025
All inclusive Trek Price for family of 6 persons; USD 7140

# Pricing for Group Size Basis: (Private Trip - Autumn Holiday - September-November)
All inclusive Trek Price for family of 3 persons; USD 3690
All inclusive Trek Price for family of 4 persons; USD 4800
All inclusive Trek Price for family of 5 persons; USD 5900
All inclusive Trek Price for family of 6 persons; USD 6990

# Pricing for Group Size Basis: (Private Trip - Winter Holiday - December-February)
All inclusive Trek Price for family of 3 persons; USD 3615
All inclusive Trek Price for family of 4 persons; USD 4700
All inclusive Trek Price for family of 5 persons; USD 5775
All inclusive Trek Price for family of 6 persons; USD 6840

Booking Open Now: Join with Us on a Khopra Ridge Trek for families in 2024/2025. Get 5% Family Holiday Discount!

Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at

NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by clients themselves.

Price Adult below 12 years below 6 years Status *
USD 1,320
EUR 1.230
SFr 1.221
GBP 1.030
AUD 1.967
CAD 1.756
USD 1,125
EUR 1.049
SFr 1.041
GBP 878
AUD 1.676
CAD 1.496
USD 995
EUR 927
SFr 921
GBP 776
AUD 1.483
CAD 1.323
Trip is available
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Khopra Ridge Trek Package Cost includes:
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* 2 nights deluxe accommodation in single/double/twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 4* Hotel Kathmandu Guest House in Kathmandu. 
* 1 night deluxe accommodation in single/double/twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 4* Hotel Temple Tree Resort in Pokhara.
* Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu and airport tax.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter  water during the Lodge trek.
* 8 nights Lodge/Guest-house accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced helpful and friendly English speaking guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples and carry 25KG), their food & accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
* Down Sleeping Bag (Minus 20-30 Degree Celsius), Duffel Bag, LifeStraw Water Filter for drinking water, trekking map.
* All ground transportation by private vehicle.
* Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and All necessary permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit.
* Office Service charge.
* All Government Tax.

Our Khopra Ridge Trek Package Cost doesn't include:
* Any meals ( Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet, battery charging and hot shower.
* Personal Trekking Equipment like jackets (can all be hired in KTM).
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...

                                           Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

Khopra Danda (Ridge) Trek for families (South of Annapurnas), 12 Days


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Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH, Switzerland
Swiss Himalayan Family Treks & Expedition P. Ltd

Ganeshtan-6, Pharping Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone +977 4710390
Cell +977 9803200543 Stephan
Cell +977 9849193453 Ashta

Our two family group of four adults and 4 teenagers wanted to do a longer trek in the Annapurna region during early January 2019 avoiding the busier routes. Swiss Family Treks combined the Khopra danda trek with the Mohare danda trek to make a fantastic twelve day trek. On day three we departed from a popular walking circuit after which we saw only a handful of other trekkers. The route past through a huge variety of environments and we mostly stayed in community lodges that raise funds for the employment of teachers schools in nearby villages. There was a really nice mix of wilderness trekking combined with some really interesting stays in isolated villages such as Swanta and Nangi. Swiss Family Treks were really flexible and all communication was super easy and everything was organised on our arrival . They use a Swiss developed water filtration system (Lifestraw) which meant none of us had any illness during the trek. To our guide Ashta and four porters, thank you so much for everything you did to make our trip unforgettable! 
For anyone considering a winter walk, yes it gets cold at night, but it skies were mostly blue and daytime walking temperatures below 2500m were fairly mild. We only had a little snow but no rain and would happily trek in winter again. Andrew Black Family and Fiona Angelatos Family (4 Adults and 4 teenagers from Australia)

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