Khopra Danda Hidden Lake Trek

Khopra Danda Hidden Lake Trek

attractions Attraction
Khayer Lake, Hidden lake, Ghandruk, Khopra Danda, Mountain views and traditional culture.
nature Accomodation
timer Duration
12 Days
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Group Size
1 - 25
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temple_hindu Culture
Traditional Gurung Culture

The Hidden Lake Trek is an exciting newly opened trek route in Nepal's Annapurna Region. It offers a unique opportunity to explore uncharted trails and venture into the pristine wilderness, away from the usual crowds. Along the way, you'll visit charming villages, and the trek treats you to breathtaking views of over 30 snow-capped peaks, including giants like Annapurna South, Fishtail, and Hiuchuli, and lets you hike through vibrant rhododendron forests. Don't miss the chance to see the hidden lake, Tridevi Tal, a rare sight. Immerse yourself in the rich Nepali culture of the Gurung villages and even meet domesticated yaks. This trek takes you to remote, untouched terrain in the heart of the Nepali Himalayas, providing a true sense of adventure and exploration.

Trek Highlights:

  • Immerse yourself in the rich culture of these charming villages.
  • Witness stunning views of more than 30 snow-capped mountains, including peaks over 6,000 meters, from Mulde Peak.
  • Marvel at the breathtaking panorama of towering mountains.
  • Hike through vibrant rhododendron forests.
  • Experience the lush beauty of colorful forests along the trail.
  • Get an up-close mountain view from Pode Kharkha, featuring Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, and Fishtail.
  • Enjoy a close encounter with some of Nepal's iconic peaks.
  • Visit the religious hidden lake, also known as Tridevi Tal.
  • Explore this sacred site and its cultural significance.
  • Experience traditional Nepali culture in the Gurung villages and interact with domesticated yaks.
  • Immerse yourself in the local way of life and meet friendly yaks.
  • Trek in remote terrain untouched by many, deep in the heart of the Nepali Himalayas.
  • Discover the hidden gems of Nepal's pristine wilderness.

Trip Info for Khopra dada hidden lake trek:

  • Trek Start:
    • Usually begins from Ghandruk.
    • Requires obtaining necessary permits and TIMS card.
    • The trail gradually ascends through diverse landscapes.
  • Accommodation:
    • Teahouses/lodges along the route offer basic lodging.
    • Dormitory-style rooms or private rooms available.
    • Basic amenities like beds, blankets, and shared bathrooms.

  • Meals:
    • Teahouses provide meals: Dal Bhat (rice, lentil soup), noodles, rice dishes, etc.
    • Limited menu items, especially at higher altitudes.
    • Carrying some energy bars and snacks is recommended.

  • Typical Day:
    • Start early in the morning for better weather and views.
    • Trek for about 6-8 hours a day, with breaks in between.
    • Reach teahouse for the night, rest, and explore.

  • Communication:
    • Limited mobile network coverage, especially at higher altitudes.
    • Some teahouses offer Wi-Fi, but it might be slow and unreliable.

  • Electricity and Water:
    • Charging devices may come at an extra cost in teahouses.
    • Hot showers might be available for an additional fee.
    • Safe drinking water: carry purification methods or buy bottled water.

  • Tipping:
    • Tipping is a common practice to show appreciation for good service.
    • You can tip guides, porters, and teahouse staff if you're satisfied.

  • Trek Season:
    • Best seasons: Autumn (clear weather) and Spring (blooming rhododendrons).
    • Winter is colder but less crowded. Summer/Monsoon brings rain and more challenge.

Trek Difficulty :

  1. For Beginners:
    • This trek is not recommend for complete beginner
    • If you have trekked in other countries you can do this, but difficulty is extreme.

  2. For Experienced Trekkers:
    • Experienced trekkers will find this challenging.
    • Familiarity with multi-day treks and altitude effects is beneficial.
    • Some sections might involve longer and more strenuous walks, especially at higher altitudes.
    • Flexibility and previous trekking experience will be advantageous.
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Mohan Subedi

Mohan Subedi is the founder of Hinepal Treks. He is a professional trek and adventure guide.

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