Khopra Danda Trek: Exceeding all expectations
Khopra Danda Trek, I wanted to do Manaslu but as I was traveling alone I couldn’t do it (you need a minimum of 2 tourists) so I chose this trek instead. I went at the end of May and was so lucky with the weather. The heavens are opening just after we got to our tea houses each day. I stayed dry and warm the whole time.
Khopra danda trek is pretty new, it is only open a few years ago and hardly anyone seems to know about it. Hardly any rubbish (which was quite shocking on the Annapurna circuit when I joined it on the last 2 days to do Poon Hill). The trek was exactly what I needed. We barely saw anyone, my amazing guide Bashu walked behind me the whole time. So it felt like it was just me and nature. The views were incredible, the hiking was challenging but not scary. I felt completely safe the whole time because Bashu was there.
Chandra Gurung was very easy to deal with, he quickly helped me choose my trek and adapted it as I asked. They were super welcoming and friendly – picking me up from the airport, getting me in a hotel, ensuring I had everything I needed. He’s very knowledgeable.
Bashu Gurung, my guide, was great! He was patient, kind and very knowledgeable with the trek. He looked out for me and I felt like I was in safe hands the whole time. We had a good laugh along the way but he also gave me the space I needed. He also happily got up for every sunrise. I wanted to get up for and patiently wait while I have meditated in the freezing cold. He’s also a great photographer and capturing a bunch of shots that I would have completely forgotten to take. I was just so overwhelmed with the breathtaking beauty! What a legend! I feel very lucky to have had him with me and couldn’t recommend him more highly. Thanks, Bashu!