Oct 21 - Oct 25, 2019 | 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 October

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October begins the most popular time to trek, with moderate temperatures, clear skies in the wake of the monsoon, and a low chance of rain and snow. In recent years, the monsoon rains have receded later with weather patterns typically stabilizing in mid-October. While the chance of snow is decreased, there is the possibility of a heavy snowfall at higher elevations. If ill-timed and prolonged, this can make it difficult to cross some passes.

At a glance
On average there are 4 days with precipitation in October. The highest point on the trek is Khopra Danda at 3640 m. During October, expect high temperatures of around 13.6°C (56°F) and lows down to -0.4°C (31°F) at Khopra Danda.

via Khopra Ridge (Danda) Side trek
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Available Side Trips

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Mon Oct 21 (day 1)

Ghorepani (2874 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.2°C (65°F) and lows of about 4.2°C (40°F) in October.

Ghorepani
Tue Oct 22 (day 2)

Poon Hill (3210 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.1°C (61°F) and lows of about 2.1°C (36°F) in October.

Poon Hill

Swanta (2350 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.3°C (70°F) and lows of about 7.3°C (45°F) in October.

Chistibung (3000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.4°C (63°F) and lows of about 3.4°C (38°F) in October.

Wed Oct 23 (day 3)

Khopra Danda (3640 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.6°C (56°F) and lows of about -0.4°C (31°F) in October.

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.

Thu Oct 24 (day 4)

Tatopani (1190 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.3°C (83°F) and lows of about 14.3°C (58°F) in October.

Tatopani
Fri Oct 25 (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 30.4°C (87°F) and lows of about 16.4°C (62°F) in October.

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 30.4°C (87°F) and lows of about 16.4°C (62°F) in October.

Pokhara

by James (United Kingdom) on Sep 30, 2019

Poon Hill via Khopra Ridge (Danda) led by Rajkumar Sunar