Trip Facts

  • Duration:10 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Trip Profile:Mahure Danda Trek
  • Geography:Himalayas/Hills/Forests
  • Location:kaski/Mygadi
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Tea house/Lodge
  • Meals:All meals included during the trekking
  • Religious:Hindu/Buddhist
  • Ethnic People:Gurung/Magar
  • Transportation:Tourist bus/Private vehicle
  • Group Size:01-10 Pax

Highlight

  • Visit Mohare Danda and witness the panoramic views of the Annapurna Mountain massif 
  • Visit Pokhara and enjoy a boat ride on the Phewa Lake 
  • Trek to ethnic Gurung and Magar settlements for a cultural experience 
  • Explore the southern parts of the Annapurna Conservation Area
     

Overview

The Mohare Danda Trek is a short trek that takes trekkers into the heart of the Annapurna region. With the beautiful Annapurna Mountains towering over the valley, the trek by Himalaya Land Treks is a glamorous journey that has trails traversing through Annapurna's verdant alpine woods and ethnic settlements of the indigenous Gurung and Magar people. 
Mohare Danda trek is a short trip that allows trekkers to experience the ivory peaks of the Annapurna range without an extensive trekking journey. Perfect for people who are looking for a subdued trekking adventure in the beautiful Annapurna, the Mohare Danda Trek presents panoramic views of many natural landmarks.    
The Mohare Danda Trek begins with a drive to the lakeside city of Pokhara- the tourist hub of Nepal and the starting point of many of the Annapurna region treks. Pokhara is one of the most popular and sought-after tourist destinations of Nepal because of its many natural and cultural attributes. Moreover, the city also offers amazing views of Annapurna I (8091m) and Machhapuchhre (6997m). 
Similarly, the Mohare Danda Trek has trails that further branch out from Pokhara towards ethnic settlements and villages like Bans Kharka and Nangi. Furthermore, the trekking trail also includes visiting prominent destinations of the valley like Deurali and Ghandruk. Ghandruk is one of the biggest Gurung villages in Nepal and offers a mesmerizing introduction to the unique Gurung culture.
The trek heads west through numerous Gurung and Magar villages to reach Mohare Danda. The views of the silver mountains like Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Gangapurna (7454 m), Machhapuchhre (6997 m), and the Annapurna Range from the viewpoint are quite dramatic. The unadulterated environment blessed with natural virtues like thick woodlands and lush forests of alpine trees like the rhododendron and birch with juniper hamlets makes trekking a peaceful event where you can lift your spirits. 
Join Himalaya Land Treks for a wonderful and breath-taking trekking in Nepal adventure where you can enjoy the Himalayan views in the ethnic villages of the exotic Annapurna region of Nepal. With us, you are guaranteed the best services and an unforgettable vacation!

Itinerary of Mohare Danda Trek

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu |1300 meters/4265ft|

Overnight at 3 star Hotel

You may arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be met by a Himalaya Land Treks’ representative who will help you get transferred to your Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus. |820 meters/2690ft|7-8 hours

Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast

Today, you will be driving to Pokhara from Kathmandu. The drive takes about 6 to 7 hours and passes by the countryside where you can see amazing views of terrace farms and vast fields of mustard. The drive also passes alongside the Trishuli River and gives you the chance to catch fleeting glimpses of the country-side life of Nepal. Upon arriving in Pokhara, you will be taken to your hotel for check-in. Overnight stay at the hotel in Pokhara.

Day 3: Drive from Pokhara to Galeshwor by bus |3-4 Hrs and trek to Bans Kharka |1525 meters/5003ft| 3-4 hours

7-8 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

You will be taking a bus from Pokhara to the Galeshwor village. It takes about 4 hours of driving to reach the village. Along the way, you can see amazing views of the Annapurna Mountains and the winding trail also trudges alongside the valley's ridgeline. From Galeshwor, you will begin your trek to Bans Kharka- a small ethnic settlement that is surrounded by beautiful emerald bamboo forest. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Bans Kharka.

Day 4: Trek from Bans Kharka to Nangi |2300 meters/7546ft|5-6 hours

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

Today, you will be trekking from Bans Kharka to the village of Nangi, following the trail that winds along the thick woodlands. The view of peaks like the Annapurna (8091m) and Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m) standing tall from the valley's extremities are quite brilliant. The trek is mostly an up-and-downhill journey that goes through small settlements along with the way and terrace farms of rice and barley. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Nangi.

Day 5: Trek from Nangi to Mohare Danda |3300 meters/10827ft| 6-7 hours

6-7 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

From Nangi, you will be making your way to the vantage point of Mohare Danda today. A marvelous hill situated between the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri Peaks, Mohare Danda lies about 3 kilometers away from the famous vantage point of Poon Hill. Mohare Danda offers closer views of the mountains like the Nilgiri Himal (7061m), the Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and Dhaulagiri (8167m) among many others from the hill. It is also notable for its sunrise view amidst the peaks. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Mohare Danda.

Day 6: Trek from Mohare Danda to Deurali |3090 meters/10138ft| 6 hours

6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Waking up early, you will see the beautiful sunrise amidst the mountain peaks; the phenomenon is quite breath-taking as the rays of the sun change the tincture of the silver mountains to that of cascading molten gold. After breakfast, you will then make your way to another prominent Gurung village of the valley- Deurali, making your way through a mostly downhill trail that passes by amazing woodlands and open pastures. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Deurali.

Day 7: Trek from Deurali to Ghandruk |1940 meters/6365ft| 6-7 hours

Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Ghandruk is a beautiful village that is famous for its views of the mountain peaks. The cobble-stones village is filled with traditional houses and is known for its Himalayan ambiance, with cattle and yaks dallying about. The trek from Deurali to Ghandruk is peaceful and the daring mountain peaks keep you company all the way. At Ghandruk, you can indulge in observing the culture of the Gurung community and visit the local Gurung Museum. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Ghandruk.

Day 8: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul|3-4 hours and drive to Pokhara |820 meters/2690ft|1.5 hours

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

From Ghandruk, you will make your way to the small town of Nayapul. From there, you will catch a bus back to Pokhara, enjoying the ride as the bus winds along the valley ridgeline and drives along with terrace farms and roadside settlements along the way. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Pokhara.

Day 9: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus |1300meters/4265ft| 6-7 hours | Farewell Dinner |

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

You will bid the mountain peaks goodbye for the last time today as you make your way back to the capital. Upon your arrival back in Kathmandu, you will be dropped off at your Hotel. In Kathmandu, you can shop for souvenirs or relax for the rest of the day. At the end of the way, you will participate in a farewell dinner hosted by the Himalaya Land Treks. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 10: Transfer to airport for your final departure

Breakfast

Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be dropped off at the airport from where you will depart.

Inclusion

  • 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 Nayapul to  Pokhara by private Car
  • Private Transport  Pokhara to Galeshwor by private jeep.
  • All necessary paperwork, Permit.
  • 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.

Exclusion

  • 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.

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) 
     

Fixed Departure Dates

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

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