Annapurna Region Trek

Banskharka-Phulbari-Khopra Danda trek

  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Based on Client Reviews

The Banskharkatrek is one of the famous eco-community lodge treks in Nepal. This is a trekking trail located in Annapurna region. It was opened in 2010 by a Magar community. There is another trek, through Mahare Danda trek for the view point, which is  not on the Khopra trek. This trek is one of the incredible and peaceful trekking adventure among others in Himalayas.

Banskharka Trek is offers you a wonderful blend of culture, nature and mountains. You will feel the charm of mountains, nature and culture in their cruelty. When you trek in this area, you will be amazed by the view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. You can explore and see the sunrise on Khopra hill, and this day can be an unforgettable experience.
This trek is the best suited for hikers with a limited time to explore the magnificent natural wonders of the Annapurna region. This glorious trek will take you through obscure trails, enchanting wilderness and amazing landscapes all around you.
You will be amazed to see the thrilling sound and beautiful scenery of Kali Gandaki that we will see, before leaving it below Banskharka. Likewise, the trek is likely to take you through open cliffs, making the journey even more adventurous.

In the same way, while exploring the lifestyle of  the Magar community, you will be humbled by their generous and kind nature. Beautiful villages present their unchanging ethnic and cultural values, offering you a delicious food made from local ingredients.

On the way to this trek you will also pass through many beautiful villages and houses; along the way you will find many tea houses that are eagerly awaiting to offer you the best hospitality as possible.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, - Arrive International Airport Kathmandu,

We pick you up in Kathmandu at the International airport to your Hotel, by our private vehicle. It takes 30 minutes driving; we check in, Overnight in Hotel with BB

Day 02: Kathmandu-Pokhara, - Drive to Pokhara, 200kl, 6/7hrs drive,

Depending on the size of the group, early morning depart by a tourist bus or a private vehicle. Lunch break on the way to Pokhara, and continue; you will reach Pokhara, Overnight in Hotel with BB

Day 03: Pokhara-Banskharka - Through Beni- Goleswar drive, 92km and 4hrs walk, elevation: 1526m

We drive to Beni and Goleswar and start trekking to Banskharka from Goleswar. We cross the Kaligandaki river, thenclimb to Banskharka, a steep climb among the fields, orange forest and houses. When you reach Banskharka, from there you can see the view of Dhaulagiri. Overnight in Community Lodge

Day 04: Banskharka-Nangi - Distance: 9.1 km, Elevation: 2315m, 5hrs walk,

We walk stepping up through the rhododendron and Bamboo forest, at the corner of a rock valley, with a view point of Dhaulagiri. Lunch break after 3hrs walk, then we continue to Nangi village. Overnight in Community Lodge

Day 05: Nangi-Phulbari - Distance: 7.1 km, Elevation: 2760m, 5hrs walk

We walk for 25 minutes and catch the right trail to the top of Phulbari. You can see views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna south and Nilgiri. We walk in a dense forest of sub-pines and rhododendrons till Fulbari, there are two lodges, with beautiful views. Overnight in Guest house

Day 06: Fulbari-Swanta village, - Distance: 5 km, Elevation: 2214m, 4hrs walk,

We descend in a forest of rhododendrons, pines and bamboos. We will reach a small pass in Chitre, catch the inbetween trail to Chitre and Swanta, descend and cross the river, then climb up to reach Swanta village, with beautiful views and houses. Overnight in Guest house

Day 07: Swanta-Sistibung, - Distance: 5km, Elevation: 2950m, 4/5hrs walk,

Trek towards Sistibung in a dense forest, following the edge of Dhasta Khare Khola. The trail will take you through sloppy landscapes and stony paths, with a glorious view of Mount Dhaulagiri 8167m. On the way to Sistibung, you’ll cross a few suspension bridges and see beautiful waterfalls, then climb to Sistibung. Overnight in Guest house

Day 08: Sistibung-Khopra Danda, - Distance: 4km, Elevation: 3660m, 3hrs walk,

We continue on the south of the Annapurna range. This day takes you deeper into the Annapurna Conservation Area, which shows the richness of biodiversity along the routes. With stunning views of wild vegetation, alpine grasses, and mountain including Dhaulagiri 8167m, Nilgiri 7061m, and Annapurna 8091m, you finally reach your destination at Khopra.
Or from Sistibung some tourists can hike early morning to Khopra hill, for sunrise and having breakfast in Khopra, then walk down back to Sistibung, because in Khopra there could be a problem to find a room. We can chose this solution too. Overnight Guest house,

Day 09: Khopra-Dobato - Distance: 7km, Elevation: 3420m, 6hrs walk,

Early morning we start trekking towards Dobato. After descending the green hills, we catch the left trail toward Bayeli, walk carefully in the slopy valley and cross a small river; then we have a little climb and straight to Bayeli. Increasingly impressive views of rhododendrons and oaks will reward you. Lunch in Bayeli. After Lunch, one can see the panoramic view of Dhaulagiri 8167m. After crossing the settlements of Meshar and Isaru, you will finally reach Dobato. Overnight in a Gurung Guest house

Day 10: Dobato-Ghandruk - Distance: 9km, Elevation: 1940m, walk 6/7hrs,

We start early morning towards Ghandruk. The trail ahead takes you through a forest of pines and slow landscapes. Till Tadapani, we will get amazing views of Annapurna 8091m, Hiunchuli 6441m, and Machhapuchhre 6997m. From Tadapani after a three hours walk, we will reach Ghandruk, the second largest Gurung village in Nepal. Here, you can taste the Himalayan scenery and witness the unique Gurung culture. Overnight in Guest house

Day 11: Ghandruk-Pokhara - Distance: 70m, Elevation: 850, 4hrs drive,

We leave Ghandruk early morning, following the Modikhola towards Nayapul. One hour walk and we catch the bus or a jeep from Kimji, or Ghandruk Bensi. We drive through Nayapul and the village of Lumle to the beautiful lakeside town of Pokhara. Overnight in hotel with BB.

Day 12: Pokhara-Kathmandu - Distance: 200km, Elevation: 1350m, 6/7hrs drive,

Back to Kathmandu by tourist bus or private vehicle (depending on the group). This 6/7 hours journey is definitely worthwhile, as you will enjoy the natural diversity with the magnificent view of the green hills and valleys. You can relaxe in hotel after arrival. Overnight in Hotel with BB

Day 13: Visit Kathmandu, - Visit monuments of Kathmandu,

First Swayambhunath, Pasupatinath, Boudha Stupa, back to the Hotel, and buy some souvenir. Overnight in the same hotel, with BB

Day 14: Depart International airport, - 30 minutes drive for drop,

This is the last day you are in Nepal. We will drop you by our private vehicle according to your flight schedule. We have leave from hotel before 3/4 hours, have you a save journey, Goodbye!


3 nights: 2 nights Hotel in KTM with B/B and 1 night in Pokhara,
Meals are included: lunch/Breakfast/Dinner and bed in Lodge during the trek.
1 Guide responsible for you during the trek
Room charge during the trek.
National Park fee,
Insurance for Nepalese staff,
Airport transfer, arrival and departure,
Bus: KTM-Pokhara/ Beni-Galeswar, Ghandruk bensi to Pokhara,
Bus tourist: Pokhara-KTM
Tims Fee,
1 porter with two participants: one porter carries 25kg only,


Lunch & Dinner in KTM and Pokhara.
Domestic airfare in Nepal
Personal equipment
High risk medical insurance
International air ticket, International airport tax
Alcoholic beverages & telephone calls
Laundry and postage
Nepal Visa Fee US$ 50 per person
Emergency rescue evacuation if needed, Helicopter
Hot shower and single rooms payable to the owner,
KTM entrance fee during sightseeing
Purely personal nature expenses and hot water and tea for thermos
Tips for staff

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