Kopra Danda & Khayer Tal
16 days, Grade C
This trek is a true off the beaten track experience away from the heavily trodden paths of the regular Annapurna routes. The route gives you the opportunity to trek through untouched villages and walk beautiful ridges and high altitude pastures, where very few other tourists venture.
At the high point of Kopra Danda (“Danda” means ridge) we enjoy rugged scenery above all habitation, with views of the Dhaulagiri massif rising above the great Kali Gandaki valley, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Baraha Sikhar and Annapurna I. Our unique itinerary then takes you to a high camp to enable a day trek to Khayer Tal (“Tal” means lake). This high altitude lake is fed by a spring and is held sacred by the Gurung and Magar people living in the villages below. The traverse of a cwm to reach the lake is documented by our Himalayan specialists as one of the finest trails of the whole Annapurna region. Best of all is that you are likely to have it all to yourselves!
This tented camping trip also walks through pristine ancient rhododendron forests, which during the spring season are a feast of colour. On return from trek we spend a night in Pokhara before taking the internal flight back to Kathmandu. Weather permitting this flight provides wonderful views while flying parallel to the Himalaya.
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The Vital Statistics
- 16 days ex Kathmandu
- 4 nights city B&B hotel accommodation
- 1 day sightseeing in Kathmandu
- 11 nights fully catered tented camp trek
- Maximum altitude: 4600m
- Daily walking: 5-7 hours
- Internal Flight Pokhara – Kathmandu