Mar 7 - Mar 11, 2024 | Change

via Khopra Ridge (Danda) side trek (5 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Poon Hill and Khopra Danda

Difficulty: moderate
via Khopra Ridge (Danda)

This route climbs up the Khopra Ridge for magnificent panoramas of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and other Himalayan peaks. An overnight at Khopra Danda (3640 m, 11,942 ft) lets you wake to this spectacular view just outside your room, at what must be one of the best lodge locations in the region.

Weather Conditions in March

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March is the start of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures begin to rise from their winter lows. By the end of March, temperatures are significantly warmer at lower elevations and hot air from the valleys tend to create clouds in the mountains during the afternoons. Mornings are generally clear, with the clearest weather coming just after sunrise. At high altitudes, while generally warmer than the previous months snow is still possible, and heavy snow storms in March are not unheard of. Mornings and nights are still cold.

At a glance
On average there are 4 days with precipitation in March. The highest point on the trek is Khopra Danda at 3640 m. During March, expect high temperatures of around 11.6°C (53°F) and lows down to -5.4°C (22°F) at Khopra Danda.

via Khopra Ridge (Danda) Side trek
(Elevation Profile)

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Thu Mar 7 (day 1)

Ghorepani (2874 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.2°C (61°F) and lows of about -0.8°C (31°F) in March.

Ghorepani
Fri Mar 8 (day 2)

Poon Hill (3210 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.1°C (57°F) and lows of about -2.9°C (27°F) in March.

Poon Hill

Swanta (2350 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.3°C (67°F) and lows of about 2.3°C (36°F) in March.

Chistibung (3000 m)

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

Sat Mar 9 (day 3)

Khopra Danda (3640 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.6°C (53°F) and lows of about -5.4°C (22°F) in March.

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 Mar 10 (day 4)

Tatopani (1190 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.3°C (79°F) and lows of about 9.3°C (49°F) in March.

Tatopani
Mon Mar 11 (day 5)
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 28.4°C (83°F) and lows of about 11.4°C (53°F) in March.

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 28.4°C (83°F) and lows of about 11.4°C (53°F) in March.

Pokhara

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