Sep 20 - Sep 27, 2019  confirmed

Poon Hill via Khopra Ridge (Danda) (8 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

Rating: | 4 reviews
Difficulty: moderate

Public trek | 1 confirmed trekker

Poon Hill via Khopra Ridge (Danda)
$197 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$16.64 /day per person for guide
+ $15 per person for guide's insurance
+ $48 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Included Services
  • Permits ACAP and TIMS Card
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
Optional Services (Porter)
  • Porter Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb). One porter is usually enough for 2 people's gear. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $20 per day per porter

    + $30 per porter for porter's insurance

Guide
Rajkumar
Languages
English and Nepali
Ratings
great
Currently 1 Trekker
1 confirmed trekker
confirmed

A moderate hike in the Annapurna region for those who want a taste of trekking without the high altitude. While relatively easy by Nepal standards, this trek still packs a punch, with some steep climbs and awesome views, including the famed Himalayan panorama from atop Poon Hill.

Side trip 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 September

Mid-September marks the start of the ‘Fall Season’ historically the monsoon would end in mid-September, however in recent years the monsoon has officially withdrawn in early October. While there is a good chance of precipitation, clear skies and lush, rice paddy terraced hills are your spectacular when it is not raining. The chance of rain decreases as the month progresses. The end of the monsoon means there is still a chance of the occasional heavy snowfall at high altitudes. Furthermore, high passes can have a lot of snow that has accumulated over the monsoon.

At a glance
On average there are 15 days with precipitation in September. The highest point on the trek is Khopra Danda at 3640 m. During September, expect high temperatures of around 14.6°C (58°F) and lows down to 4.6°C (40°F) at Khopra Danda.

Poon Hill via Khopra Ridge (Danda)
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(8 days / 7 nights )
created by James

Fri Sep 20 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.4°C (89°F) and lows of about 21.4°C (71°F) in September.

Pokhara
Public bus from Pokhara to Naya Pul (Not Included)

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

Naya Pul (1000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.4°C (87°F) and lows of about 20.4°C (69°F) in September.

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 45 minutes from Naya Pul
Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.3°C (87°F) and lows of about 20.3°C (69°F) in September.

Tikhedunga (1525 m)

About 3 hours from Birethani (gentle climb)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.3°C (81°F) and lows of about 17.3°C (63°F) in September.

Sat Sep 21 (day 2)

Ghorepani (2874 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.2°C (67°F) and lows of about 9.2°C (49°F) in September.

Ghorepani
Sun Sep 22 (day 3)

Ghorepani (2874 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.2°C (67°F) and lows of about 9.2°C (49°F) in September.

Mon Sep 23 (day 4)

Poon Hill (3210 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.1°C (63°F) and lows of about 7.1°C (45°F) in September.

Poon Hill

Swanta (2350 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.3°C (72°F) and lows of about 12.3°C (54°F) in September.

Chistibung (3000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.4°C (65°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in September.

Tue Sep 24 (day 5)

Khopra Danda (3640 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.6°C (58°F) and lows of about 4.6°C (40°F) in September.

Khopra Danda
Wed Sep 25 (day 6)

Khopra Danda (3640 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.6°C (58°F) and lows of about 4.6°C (40°F) in September.

Thu Sep 26 (day 7)

Tatopani (1190 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.3°C (85°F) and lows of about 19.3°C (67°F) in September.

Tatopani
Fri Sep 27 (day 8)
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 31.4°C (89°F) and lows of about 21.4°C (71°F) in September.

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 31.4°C (89°F) and lows of about 21.4°C (71°F) in September.

Pokhara