Khopra Danda Trek Cost

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Khopra Danda Trek is one of the lesser-known trekking prospects in the Annapurna region that takes you to the heart of the region. This off-beaten trail is popular for exploring the raw and untamed wilderness of the second most popular mainstream trekking region in the Himalayas.

This short and sweet exploration of the north-central Himalayas has it all, a culturally enthralling journey across ancient settlements, panoramic views of pristine peaks, pure wilderness, and exploration of the major highlights of the Annapurna region. You might be wondering about the overall Khopra Danda Trek Cost if you are considering doing this off-beaten trek.

Well, the general cost for this exciting Himalayan trekking adventure is around US$ 800 to US$ 1,600. The cost of your package will most depend on the length of the trek, services, and inclusion it offers. That’s why you will have to consider several aspects of the trekking package before booking. Follow the article till the end to learn more about the general package overview and cost breakdown, which certainly will be helpful even if you are managing the trek on your own.

Khopra Danda Trek Cost- Package Overview and Duration

Khopra Danda Trek Cost

The average duration of the Khopra Danda Trek is about 7 to 12 days. The duration of your overall trip will depend on the itinerary plans, rest days and the highlights exploration along the trekking route. Thus, for the trekking package of such standard duration, the Khopra Danda Trek Cost will range somewhere between US$ 8,00 to US$ 1,600.

Costing of your trekking package will be majorly influenced by the length of the trip, inclusions and the quality of amenities. Himalayas on Foot is offering this unique and exciting Himalayan trekking prospect at just US$ 860 per person.

Our 10 Days Khopra Danda Trek is a fully guided trekking adventure and will take care of your itinerary plans from the day of your arrival to the completion of your Himalayan journey. During this iconic exploration, besides trekking to the Khopra Danda, you will also have the opportunity to relish the Himalayan panorama from the popular vantage point of the Annapurna region, Poonhill (3,210 meters).

So, join us if you want to partake in a remarkable Himalayan journey that blends well with the allurements of the second-most popular trekking region in the Himalayas. Besides the available packages, we also offer customizable options where you can design trip plans by yourself or provide us with details to create an ideal package according to your taste. You can get connect with us via our Contact Page.

Breakdown of Khopra Danda Trek Cost: Package Inclusion and Exclusion

khopra danda trek in Nepal

As we discussed earlier, the cost of your package will also be majorly affected by the cost inclusion and exclusion of the package. So, to understand the overall Khopra Danda Trek cost, you will need to understand what kind of expenses the package covers and what kind of expenditure you will have to bear by yourself.

This will also come in handy when you are managing the trip by yourself. You will have proper knowledge about budgeting for the trip and what the general packages offer in their included and excluded segments.

Khopra Danda Trek Package Inclusions

khopra danda trek in Nepal

Permits for the Trek

Your Khopra Danda Trek will take you across the mainstream highlights and protected areas of the second mainstream Himalayan trekking region, Annapurna. Thus, this is the first and foremost requirement for the trek, which will grant you access to the protected areas of Annapurna.

If you are found doing this trek without the necessary permits, you will be fined and will have to pay extra for the permits as well. In the worst possible scenario, you might be banned from trekking in the region. So, this will be the first step for embarking on your incredible Himalayan journey.

Permits for Khopra Danda Trek

  • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) Card- costs around US$ 17
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit– costs around US$ 30

Most of the trekking packages will cover the cost of the necessary permits. Himalayas on Foot will also collect all the required permits for this trip on your behalf and your package will cover its expenses.

Accommodation Facilities

During your Himalayan trekking adventure, you will spend about 7 nights on the mountain resting at the teahouses/lodges. If you have an extensive package with sightseeing tours, you will also spend a few extra nights at Kathmandu and Pokhara. The lodges/teahouses along the trekking trail are on a moderate level, and you will stay at a star hotel during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

The cost of the accommodation will vary depending on the available quality of services and extra amenities. You should select at least a moderate level of accommodation facility for your trip as it will be hard for you to move on with the exploration or enjoy it without a proper rest.

Cost of Accomodation on Trekking Route: Beginning price at US$ 10

Cost of Accomodation at Cities (Kathmandu/Pokhara): Beginning price at US$ 20

Meals

The expenses of your meal are also covered by your Khopra Danda Trek cost. During your exciting Himalayan adventure, the general trekking packages will take care of your standard meal plans (i.e., Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner). It is not possible to keep up with the gradually inclining route if you don’t fuel yourself adequately; thus, having a balanced and nutritious meal is an absolute necessity.

As you will move along the mainstream trekking route of the Annapurna region, the meal options available at the teahouses/lodges are quite extensive. You will able to taste a wide variety of delicacies that compromise traditional dishes, star lunch menus throughout the country, and a blend of neighboring cuisines and western dishes.

Cost of Meals at Cities (Kathmandu/Pokhara): US$ 10 to US$ 20

Cost of Meals at Teahouses/Lodges in Khopra Trek: US$ 10 to US$ 15

Land and Air Transporation

Pokhara International Airport

The Khopra Danda Trek can also be done after a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, which will take about 6-7 hours as you have to cover an approximate distance of 200 km. However, with the Himalayas on Foot, this trekking adventure will begin in style, you will fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, enjoying the incredible aerial views of the Himalayas and lush valley below.

Similarly, after the trek is completed, you will fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara on Day 10. So, your Khopra Danda Trek cost will cover the expenses of the two-way flights. Similarly, we will also take care of all the necessary land transportation till the completion of your journey; airport pick up-drop off, and hotel transfers.

Cost of Kathmandu to Pokhara Flight: Beginning price at US$ 200

Cost of Land Transport in Cities: Beginning price at US$ 10

Guides

Guides are the integral parts and backbone of the trekking industry. It’s not possible to enjoy an informative and immersive Himalayan trekking experience without the help of these reliable experts. They don’t only make your journey more insightful and add value to your journey, but guides also take care of your security and comfort during the trek.

These industry professionals add value to your experience, making the journey even more memorable. Guides also make the journey more insightful providing you information about the region and also helping you with the local interactions.

Cost of Guides for Khopra Danda Trek: US$ 30 to US$ 35

Trekking Gear

The trekking gear/equipment is generally not provided by your trekking agencies, and you will have to either buy them or rent them in Kathmandu. Gear adds comfort to your journey and makes the experience more enjoyable, so they are a significant component of high-altitude trekking adventures, especially in the Himalayas.

So, to make your Himalayan excursion comfortable and more budget-friendly, the Himalayas on Foot also provides our valued guests with necessary trekking equipment like a down jacket, sleeping bag, and duffle bag. You have to return the gear back to us after completing your exciting journey.

Cost of Renting Trekking Gear in Kathmandu: US$ 2 to US$ 5

Cost of Buying Trekking Gear: US$ 30 to US$ 200

Khopra Danda Trek Package Exclusions

khopra danda trek in Nepal

International Airfare, and Visa

As your trekking journey only commences after your arrival in Nepal, trekking agencies don’t cover this expense head of your Khopra Danda Trek cost. You can decide on which airline you want to book depending on the budget allocation of your trip or your familiarity with the operator.

After your arrival in the country, you will also have to get a Nepali Visa. You can get the Visa at the airport or fill out a form online if you don’t want to wait in line. There are generally three options for a Nepali Visa that you can get on arrival; the cost of these Visa plans will depend on the length of your stay.

Cost of Nepali Visa

15 Days Visa Cost: US$ 30

30 Days Visa Cost: US$ 50

90 Days Visa Cost: US$ 125

**Note: If you want to extend your stay in Nepal, you will need to get at least a 15-day Visa extension, which will cost you US$ 45**

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is another absolute mandatory expense head of your Khopra Danda Trek cost. You will need to get travel insurance for high-altitude trekking adventures in Nepal, you won’t be able to even get the trekking permits without submitting a copy of the travel insurance. As the cost of the insurance can vary depending on the coverage of the plan, trekking agencies don’t generally cover for this expenditure.

You can buy general to extensive insurance packages with different coverage plans in Kathmandu. If you just want basic travel insurance that has coverage up to an altitude of 3,000 meters, you can get it around US$ 30 to US$ 50.

The extensive packages that have insurance coverage upto 6,000 meters generally cost around US$ 100 to US$ 150. Similarly, if you want to buy an insurance plan with helicopter rescue operation (generally recommended for high-altitude treks and mountain expeditions), you can get it at around US$ 3,000 to US$ 6,000.

Porters

The general trekker-to-porter ratio for the guided trekking package is 2:1; a single porter is provided to every two trekkers in the group. However, the weight-carrying limit of the porter for each trekker is about 15 kg (a total of 30 kg for two trekkers). The carrying weight limit may not be enough for every trekker, and carrying extra luggage can be physically draining, especially at high altitudes.

Thus, the Himalayas on Foot has deducted this expense head from your package cost, but we will still provide the number of porters you will need for your exploration. All of our porters are strong and helpful, so you can decide on the number of trekkers on your own depending on the comfort level you are seeking.

Cost of Porters for Khopra Danda Trek: US$ 20 to US$ 25

Personal Natured Expenses

Any expenses that fall under the personal expenditure category are not covered by your Khopra Danda Trek cost if you are buying a trekking package. The standard trekking package doesn’t cover expenses such as food and snacks beyond the mentioned itinerary meals, drinks, laundry, hot showers, internet, charging, tips, etc.

So, while doing this exciting Himalayan exploration, you will need to allocate a sufficient budget for day-to-day personal-natured expenses. You can generally expect to pay about US$ 2 to US$ 5 for these miscellaneous expenses, as the cost can vary depending on the altitude.

However, as for the tips for guides and porters, which is not mandatory but is expected the cost can be slightly higher than the general expenses. You are expected to pay US$ 5 to US$ 10 per day as a tip to the porter, and as for the trekking guide, the standard margin is US$ 10 to US$ 15.

**Note: In the luxurious trekking packages, the general expenses like hot showers, internet, laundry, charging, etc, are covered by the cost of your trekking package**

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Some Helpful Tips for Cost-Efficient Trekking

khopra danda trek in Nepal

  • Eat healthy and filling meals during the trek instead of eating food just for the taste
  • Bring a reusable water bottle with you and fill it at a clean drinking station instead of buying water bottles
  • Be attentive toward your hygiene and sanitization; falling sick enroute can be quite costly, especially at high altitudes
  • Buy your favorite snack and chocolate bars in city areas; cost can vary according to altitude in the trekking route
  • Convert sufficient cash to local currency to avoid high exchange charges along the route
  • Pack light and efficient, so you will not need multiple porters

About Author

Mukti is is the founder and CEO of Himalayas on Foot. He started Himalayas on Foot in 2008 after working as a trekking porter, guide and then a sales manager for a decade.

He has done most of the treks in Nepal such as Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Manaslu Circuit Trek, Poon Hill, Langtang Trek, Annapurna Circuit, etc. Apart from Nepal, he has also travelled to Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Finland, Norway, Germany, Belgium, France and USA.

Mukti was also secretary of Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) for the year 2015-2017. TAAN is an umbrella association of trekking agencies in the Nepal.

He speaks fluent English, Japanese and Nepali.

Mukti is friendly and he is the one who answers most of your trip questions. So if you have any inquiry about our trip, don't be shy. Write to us.

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