Trip Facts

  • Duration:15 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Trip Profile:Khopra Poon Hill Mohare Trek
  • Geography:Mountain/Hills/Forests
  • Location:Kaski/Myagdi
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Tea house/Lodge
  • Meals:All meals included during the trekking
  • Religious:Buddhism/Hinduism
  • Ethnic People:Gurung/Magar/Chhetri
  • Transportation:Flight/Tourist bus/Private vehicle
  • Group Size:2-10 Pax

Highlight

  • Trek to less crowded areas in the Annapurna region
  • Discover rustic villages like Khopra, Bayeli Kharka, and Nangi
  • Visit Khopra Danda, Poon Hill, and Mohare Danda for breathtaking views of mountain ranges
  • Trek through the Annapurna Conservation Area and relish its natural richness

Overview

Khopra Poon Hill Mohare Trek takes you to the most esteemed destinations in the southern parts of the Annapurna massif. With its recent introduction, a sizeable number of trekkers have started to flock to this region to discover its pristine beauty. The rustic villages inhabited by ethnic communities like Gurung have added charm to this region. The Khopra Poon Hill Mohare Trek by Himalaya Land Treks explores these unexplored areas and also makes a pit stop at Poon Hill, the must-visit place of the Annapurna region.

Mohare Danda Khopra Trek package is 15 days long and it starts at Kathmandu. Then, you drive to the city of lakes- Pokhara, and head to Nayapul. From there, you start to trek to Ghandruk, the largest Gurung settlement and the best place to discover their culture. Next, you trek through rhododendron forests, lush hills and pass by villages like Bayeli to reach Khopra Danda. There, you spend a whole day to explore the area including the Khopra ridge and Khayer Lake. 

Khayer Lake is a sacred place for Hindus where pilgrims flock during Janai Purnima. Since the trail to this lake is difficult, you may opt to do an easier hike to high places to get panoramic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. After enjoying Khopra Danda, you head to Poon Hill via Ghorepani. This vantage point is also one of the most iconic spots to witness the vistas of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

After viewing the breathtaking sunrise, you head to Mohare Danda. From there, you also get to see amazing views of mountain ranges. After completing the last leg of the trip, you head to Galeshwor and from there, you drive to Pokhara. The best time to do this trip is during spring and autumn seasons. It is recommended to have prior trekking experience, but beginners can also complete this trek.

With Himalaya Land Treks, you get quality services of transportation and accommodation at bargain prices. You can also edit some itineraries of the tour packages as per your liking. We also provide you with the best professional guides.

Itinerary of Khopra Poon Hill Mohare Trek

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4265ft)

Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

You arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, as per your schedule. At the airport, a Himalaya Land Treks’ representative and staffs will welcome you warmly. Then, you go to the hotel with them and refresh. Later, you can explore around the city and prepare for the trek.

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2690ft), 6-7 Hrs

6-7 hrs
Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast

You have an early breakfast and board the tourist bus heading to Pokhara via Prithvi Highway. En route, you can see amazing views of Trishuli River and the hilly landscapes. You have your lunch at Malekhu and rest for a while. You reach Pokhara by afternoon and head to the hotel. Here, you can boat on the Phewa Lake in the company of the Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m) and Annapurna I (6091m).

Day 3: Drive from Pokhara to Ghandruk (1,960m/6430ft) |3 Hrs Drive with 2 Hrs Trek

5 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

After having breakfast, you board the vehicle going to Nayapul. Once you reach there, you rest for a while and start to trek to Ghandruk. At Birethanti, you show your permit and continue your trek. You walk along the banks of the Modi Khola and head north. You pass by Kimche and have your lunch at Syaule Bazaar. Then, after a sharp ascent, you reach Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a Gurung village which is known for the surreal Himalayan scenery and warm Gurung hospitality.

Day 4: Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani (2,710 m/8891ft) |4 Hrs

4 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

After having breakfast, you head to the trail that goes uphill till Deurali. From there, you start to walk through dense rhododendron forests. En route, you can see amazing views of the vegetation and settlement areas at hills. After crossing a small pass, you reach Tadapani. From this village, you can get beautiful views of Annapurna (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and Machhapuchhre (6997m).

Day 5: Trek from Tadapani to Bayeli (3,450 m/11319ft) via Dobato |4-5 Hrs

4-5 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

After breakfast, you head on to the trail leading to Dobato. You need to carry your lunch during this trail. You walk through a dense forest filled with rhododendrons. Then you pass by settlements at Meshar and Isharu. You reach Dobato and have lunch. You continue the trail, which gets easier as it open ups to a ridge and after crossing, you reach Bayeli for overnight stay.

Day 6: Trek from Bayeli Kharka to Khopra Danda (3,660 m/12008ft)|4-5 Hrs

4-5 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

You have your breakfast and descend to open grounds at Lower Chistibung. You continue the trek and walk through a dense rhododendron forest and reach Upper Chistibung. You have lunch here and resume to walk through the meadows. Then, you ascend to Khopra ridge for overnight stay. En route, you can get the chance to see the Himalayan Thar and Mountain Pheasants.

Day 7: Exploration Day: Khayer Lake and full day hike around Khopra Ridge

Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Today is separated for you to explore the Khopra Danda. This area provides excellent views of Annapurna South (7219m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), and Nilgiri (7061m). If you're up to it, you can hike to the Khayer Lake which holds great significance to the Hindu devotees. The trek is strenuous and takes 7-8 hours for the round trip. You also have another option of exploring the nearby areas and hiking up to 4,000m to get panoramic views of the Himalayan range.

Day 8: Trek from Khopra Ridge to Swanta (2214 m/7264ft) |4-5 Hrs

4-5 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

You have your breakfast and start to descend towards Chistibung. You follow the same path that you took to ascend. En route, you get to see beautiful views of Dhaulagiri range and terraced farmlands. Then, you reach the meadows of Chistibung and have your lunch. Then you continue to trek until you reach Swanta.

Day 9: Trek from Swanta to Ghorepani (2,640 m/8661ft) |4-5 Hrs

4-5 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

After breakfast, you ascend to Ghorepani. You walk through forests filled with rhododendrons, pine, and oak. Then you reach a place which is famous for its water mill. Then you cross a suspension bridge and reach Chittre, where you have your lunch. After lunch, you reach the junction between Tatopani and Ghorepani. You take the route leading to Ghorepani, a big Gurung village for overnight stay.

Day 10: Early morning hike to Poon Hill for Sunrise (3210m/10532ft)|2 Hrs and back to Ghorepani for Breakfast and Trek to Mohare Danda (3660m/)|5-6 Hrs

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Since Poon Hill is famous for sunrise and sunset on the Himalayan range, you wake up before dawn and hike to the top. At sunrise, you can see glorious views of Machhapuchhre (6997m), Annapurna I (8091m), Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Gangapurna (7454m), and many more. After enjoying the view, you head back to Ghorepani. After having breakfast, you head to Mohare Danda. You walk through rhododendron and oak forests until you reach the flatlands. This is when you know you have to reach Mohare Danda for overnight stay.

Day 11: Trek from Mohare to Nangi (2500m/8202ft) |7 Hrs

7 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

The morning begins as you enjoy sunrise over the surreal scenery of the Annapurna range. After breakfast, you start your trek to Nangi. You descend through rhododendron and oak forests. You come across many beautiful settlement areas and amazing views of the mountain landscapes. Then, you walk along a ridge and cross it via a suspension bridge. After crossing it, you continue through lush forests all the way to Nangi.

Day 12: Trek from Nangi to Galeshwor (1170m/3839ft) |5 Hrs

5 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

You have your breakfast and start your descend to Galeshwor. The trail gets narrow as you continue. En route, you get to see stunning views of Dhaulagiri range and the hilly landscape. You then reach Bans Kharka, where you have your lunch. Then you resume your trek and cross a bridge over Kali Gandaki gorge to reach Galeshwor for overnight stay.

Day 13: Drive from Galeshwor to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) |5-6 Hrs

5-6 hrs
Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast/Lunch

You have an early breakfast and board the vehicle going to Pokhara. The road goes along the Kali Gandaki River and you get to see amazing views of the Kali Gandaki Valley. By late afternoon, you reach your hotel at Pokhara. You have free time before dinner, so you can explore some of the famous areas on your own. Then, you meet the guides at Lakeside for dinner.

Day 14: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu | Farewell Dinner | (1300m/4265ft) |6-7 Hrs

6-7 hrs
Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast/Farewell Dinner

You have an early breakfast and board the bus going to Kathmandu via Prithvi Highway. You enjoy the splendid views of the hills and Trishuli and Marshyangdi rivers. Upon arriving at the hotel, you can head to the hotel in Kathmandu. During the free time before dinner, you can go shopping for souvenirs. You participate a farewell dinner hosted by the Himalaya Land Treks along with the company staffs and guides.

Day 15: Departure

Breakfast

Today is the last day; make sure you have everything with you. Our staff will you drop off at the airport as per your flight. Thank you for choosing us and hope to see you again!

What is included in Khopra Poon Hill Mohare Trek

  • Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure.
  • Pre trek meeting.
  • 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu for 2 nights. 
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu travel on a deluxe tourist bus. 
  • 3-star Hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast.
  • Private Transport Pokhara to Ghandruk by private jeep.
  • Private Transport Galeshwor to Pokhara by private jeep
  • Trekking equipment: down-filled sleeping bag, walking poles and a duffel bag.
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and lodging.
  • Full meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your choice. 
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies.
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after dinner.
  • Unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water.
  • Oxi-meter: To check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation. 
  • All accommodation during the trek (Soft, comfort, private room with shared toilet).
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Souvenir: Himalaya Land treks t-shirt and Trekking Route map.
  • Farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.

What is excluded in Khopra Poon Hill Mohare Trek

  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • The cost incurred during the tour around the city
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Hot showers, Wi-Fi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst on trekking).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Tip for guide, porter, and drivers.

Fixed Departure Dates

We will easily organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date

Check List

  • Health Requirement arranged 
  • Money:  Cash/Credit Card 
  • Down Sleeping bag provided by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu 
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea.
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat, Sunhat/bandana,  Scarf, Sunglass, Gloves - wool or fleeced and gore-tex
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu)
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months
  • T-Shirts 3 or 4
  • Shirt - Long Sleeved
  • Reading/ writing materials
  • Thermals Upper and lower  
  • Extra warm clothing during winter ( December to March) 
     

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