Apr 11 - Apr 18, 2020 | Change

via Khopra Ridge & Poon Hill side trek (8 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

View full itinerary: Annapurna Sanctuary

Highlights: Ghandruk, Muldai, Khopra Danda, and Poon Hill

Difficulty: moderate
via Khopra Ridge & Poon Hill

This route climbs up the Khopra Ridge from Ghandruk for magnificent panoramas of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and other Himalayan peaks. Enroute you'll climb to the panoramic view point at Muldai before reaking Khopra Danda. 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. Finally you'll finish up via the classic view point at Poon Hill.

Weather Conditions in April

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April is the peak of the ‘Spring Season’, with more moderate temperatures and still relatively few days of precipitation. Clear mornings and cloudy afternoons are typical, with clouds clearing up just before or just after sunset. Trekkers should also be prepared for the occasional rain shower, especially towards the end of the month. At high altitudes occasional snow storms are possible.

At a glance
On average there are 6 days with precipitation in April. The highest point on the trek is Khopra Danda at 3640 m. During April, expect high temperatures of around 14.6°C (58°F) and lows down to -1.4°C (29°F) at Khopra Danda.

via Khopra Ridge & Poon Hill Side trek
(Elevation Profile)

Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Sat Apr 11 (day 1)

Ghandruk (2000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.4°C (76°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in April.

Ghandruk
Sun Apr 12 (day 2)

Tadapani (2590 m)

About 3-4 hours from Ghandruk (trail climbs through forest)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.9°C (70°F) and lows of about 4.9°C (41°F) in April.

Mon Apr 13 (day 3)

Dobato (3350 m)

About 4-5 hour from Tadapani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.3°C (61°F) and lows of about 0.3°C (33°F) in April.

Tue Apr 14 (day 4)

Muldai (3637 m)

About 30 min from Dobato.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.6°C (58°F) and lows of about -1.4°C (29°F) in April.

Muldai
Ang Tsering Sherpa

Bayeli Kharka (3440 m)

About 1 to 2 hours from Dobato
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.8°C (60°F) and lows of about -0.2°C (32°F) in April.

Chistibung (3000 m)

About 5 to 6 hours from Dobato and 4-5 hours from Bayeli Kharka
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.4°C (65°F) and lows of about 2.4°C (36°F) in April.

Wed Apr 15 (day 5)

Khopra Danda (3640 m)

About 4 hours from Chistibung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.6°C (58°F) and lows of about -1.4°C (29°F) in April.

Khopra Danda
Thu Apr 16 (day 6)

Chistibung (3000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.4°C (65°F) and lows of about 2.4°C (36°F) in April.

Swanta (2350 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.3°C (72°F) and lows of about 6.3°C (43°F) in April.

Fri Apr 17 (day 7)

Ghorepani (2874 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.2°C (67°F) and lows of about 3.2°C (38°F) in April.

Ghorepani
Sat Apr 18 (day 8)

Poon Hill (3210 m)

About 1-1.5 hours up and a half hour back down to Ghorepani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.1°C (63°F) and lows of about 1.1°C (34°F) in April.

Poon Hill

Tikhedunga (1525 m)

About 5-6 hours from Ghorepani (while not required it is recommended to add an overnight in Tikhedunga to avoid a very long day and more time on top of Poon Hill)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.3°C (81°F) and lows of about 11.3°C (52°F) in April.

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 1-2 hours from Tikhedunga
Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.3°C (87°F) and lows of about 14.3°C (58°F) in April.

Naya Pul (1000 m)

About 45 minutes from Birethanti
Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.4°C (87°F) and lows of about 14.4°C (58°F) in April.

Public bus from Naya Pul to Pokhara (Not Included)

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

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.4°C (89°F) and lows of about 15.4°C (60°F) in April.

Pokhara

May 3 - May 17, 2020  confirmed

Annapurna Sanctuary via Khopra Ridge & Poon Hill (15 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

Public trek
3 confirmed trekkers

$196 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$9.32 /day per person for guide
+ $7.50 per person for guide's insurance
+ $48 per person for permits