Annapurna Panorama- Khopra Trek (17 days)Annapurna Panorama- Khopra Trek (17 days)

Annapurna New Trail Mardi Himal Khopra Danda Trek

  • Duration17 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Challenging
Trip Highlights
  • Trekking into the Annapurna massive foothills,
  • Every day fully scenic mountains views,
  • Sunrise and sun setting skyline view,
  • Views of Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167m, Mt. Annapurna (I) 8,091m, Mt. Manaslu 8,163m & other several peaks.
  • Beautiful landscape, alpine rhododendron forest with attractive meadows.
  • Crossing long the suspension bridge at Jhinu and naturthe al hot spring.
  • Uphill and downhill, stone staircases and wildlife

Annapurna new trail trek is a little bit of, off-the-beaten path around Annapurna foothills, networked with villages, classic Ghorepani Poonhill viewpoint, less beaten path at Khopra Danda, and Mardi Himal route. This trek provides the best views of Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167m, Annapurna (I) 8,091m, and several other snow-capped peaks and varieties of other natural diversities. Annapurna foothills routes are ranging from a single day to a month, and are relatively normal to challenging trekking at a well-acclimatized altitude around local villages and mountains. There are various great vantage points and places that can be tailored to fit your desired, pace and duration. The trekking route is romantic for any age, time, and fitness level of people. Also, it is a very enjoyable short, and easy travel destination. Especially the Annapurna new trail trek is recommended for family trips, Christmas and New Year holidays, and for all those adventure lovers who have limited time in Nepal or who prefer comparatively easy trekking experience with excellent Himalayan views as well as less crowded ABC trekking.


It takes about 9 hours of rough tough driving along the Prithvi highway and Trisuli River bank and only 35 minutes by domestic flight. Prithvi High way is connected as the main highway to the western part of Nepal and the Terai region. So it is overcrowded and takes a longer time. Terrace field/Landscape view, local culture and tradition, mountains view, harvesting crops, etc are perfect glimpses that make a day wonderful. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara

Breakfast will be at 7:00 AM and then drive to Kande by private car for about 1.5 hours. Your trek will start from Kande and upward to the Australian camp. Mt. Fishtail and the whole Annapurna Range Mountains including the Mt. Manaslu view will make the trek interesting. Australian camp via Pothana to Bichok Deurali is quite comfortable walking through the forest. Bichok Deurali (2200mtr) is a small settlement with some lodges; it offers a very nice view of Mt. Fishtail and Mt. Dhaulagiri.

We start our trekking after breakfast. The path goes through the deep Himalayan forest such as rhododendron, fir tree, Hemlock, bamboo, etc. It is a very comfortable walk with minimal up and down to Forest camp. Forest camp is a big area with several tourist lodges, we make lunch break here. The path leads mostly upward from Forest camp to Low camp through the deep rhododendron forest.  

The day would be so interesting because of the mountain views. You walk upward along the ridge with a full panoramic view. Mt. Annapurna South and Hiuchuli seem like a mirror in front of us with other several mountains. We will make a break at Badaldanda, which is known as a 360-degree mountain views vantage point. 

Mardi Himal basecamp is very popular for sheep, goats, Cows, and yak pastureland. Small huts are everywhere up there in the pastureland. They offer hot tea, coffee, and Nepalese-style breakfast as well. It takes up and down approximately 4 hours of hiking, back to the hotel at Highcamp for lunch then return to Badal Danda 3400mtr.1.5 hours

The morning views from Badaldanda are probably the most romantic natural scenery in my lifetime. Today we have longer descending over stone staircases to a famous Landruk Gurung village. 

We follow the rightwards along the Modi River bank to Nayapul. Today you find a river gorge way with waterfalls and an amusing jungle walk. We arrive at Jhinuwadanda by lunch time and at noon go for bathing in the natural hot spring.

The trail starts direct uphill till the Chhomrong Danda and easy way to Kimrung Khola. We make a lunch break around Kimrung Khola at the local lodge and start climbing uphill to Tadapani via a terraced field, Chuile, and deep rhododendron forest.

We start walking through a beautiful and peaceful Himalayan forest. Today’s trek is like meditational walking. This trekking is newly opened so there are few tourists and quite an interesting destination. Tea houses or lodges are simply the best with warm dining rooms. 

We must hike about very early with flash light up to Mulday view point for the beautiful sunrise. Mulday is one of the best and dominant viewpoints around Annapurna Panorama trekking. Descend down to the hotel for breakfast and start trekking towards Khopra danda via Chistibang. Wide horizontal landscape ridge makes the trek very remarkable.

Excursion day to the holy Khayer Lake and return to the same hotel overnight. we make breakfast very early in the morning and start hiking to the holy lake called Khayar Lake. Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Jomsom Valley views make the day very important. We take away some dry food or pack lunch for the day hike and return to the hotel around 3 PM then we have free time.

 The trek starts steeply descending to Paudwar village. Lunch break will be here in Paudwar and again downhill to Tatopani (Hot spring) on the bank of Kaligandaki River.

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