Jan 30 - Feb 2, 2022 | Change

Tatopani Finish side trek (4 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

View full itinerary: Community Trail to Mohare Danda and Khopra Danda

Highlights: Khopra Danda

Difficulty: easy
Tatopani Finish

Follow the trail down to the west from Khopra Danda to finish your trek at the hot springs at Tatopani. This route requires one less day than trekking via Ghandruk to get back to Pokhara but increases the time on the road.

Weather Conditions in January

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January is one of the coldest and driest months, which makes it good for Himalayan views while wearing lots of layers. While there is little rain, skies in the hills and valleys further from the high mountains can be hazy from dust and pollution. The days are short and the nights long, so you can finally catch up on War and Peace while hiking the Himalayas. Now that’s something to be proud of! Go with the e-book version, your back or your porter’s back will thank you for it. At high altitudes, temperatures can drop to well below freezing. Even during the day, temperatures may not rise much above freezing, if at all, and the snow that does fall doesn’t melt and can become hard and icy. This can make crossing high passes more difficult. During this season it may be wise to bring crampons or at a minimum a good trekking pole.

At a glance
On average there are 2 days with precipitation in January. The highest point on the trek is Khopra Danda at 3640 m. During January, expect high temperatures of around 5.6°C (42°F) and lows down to -11.4°C (11°F) at Khopra Danda.

Tatopani Finish Side trek
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Sun Jan 30 (day 1)

Khopra Danda (3640 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.6°C (42°F) and lows of about -11.4°C (11°F) in January.

Khopra Danda

Highlights: Khopra Danda
Difficulty: challenging
The long day hike to this remote sacred lake at the foot of Annapurna Fang is a strenuous but rewarding side trip climbing 1000 m from Khopra Danda to this small lake at 4660 m  (15,289 ft). You will need to pack a lunch and bring water or water purification equipment with you since there is no lodging along the route or at the lake. This hike brings you right next to the soaring rock and ice of the Annapurna Massif.

Mon Jan 31 (day 2)

Paudwar (2000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.4°C (60°F) and lows of about -1.6°C (29°F) in January.

Tue Feb 1 (day 3)

Tatopani (1190 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.3°C (72°F) and lows of about 5.3°C (42°F) in February.

Tatopani
Wed Feb 2 (day 4)
Public bus from Tatopani to Beni (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $2.00
Travel time: about 2 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Beni (830 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.4°C (76°F) and lows of about 7.4°C (45°F) in February.

Public bus from Beni to Pokhara (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $4.00
Travel time: about 4 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.4°C (76°F) and lows of about 7.4°C (45°F) in February.

Pokhara