May 21 - May 24, 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 May

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May is the end of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures are more moderate and the pre-monsoon moisture increases the chance of precipitation as the month progresses. It can be hot and humid in the valleys at low elevations, so make sure you carry enough water. Like the rest of the spring, clear mornings typically give way to cloudy afternoons. At high altitudes, the precipitation can turn to snow, although at trekking elevations the accumulation does not usually get too deep. May is also the season when many 8000 m peaks are climbed so base camps of these mountains will be busy with activity.

At a glance
On average there are 12 days with precipitation in May. The highest point on the trek is Khopra Danda at 3640 m. During May, expect high temperatures of around 15.6°C (60°F) and lows down to 2.6°C (37°F) at Khopra Danda.

Tatopani Finish Side trek
(Elevation Profile)

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Sat May 21 (day 1)

Khopra Danda (3640 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.6°C (60°F) and lows of about 2.6°C (37°F) in May.

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.

Sun May 22 (day 2)

Paudwar (2000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 12.4°C (54°F) in May.

Mon May 23 (day 3)

Tatopani (1190 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.3°C (87°F) and lows of about 17.3°C (63°F) in May.

Tatopani
Tue May 24 (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 32.4°C (90°F) and lows of about 19.4°C (67°F) in May.

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 32.4°C (90°F) and lows of about 19.4°C (67°F) in May.

Pokhara