- 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
Mohare Danda Trek
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About Mohare Danda Trek - 10 days
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All meals included during the trekking
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Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Annapurna region with the remarkable Mohare Danda Trek offered by Himalaya Land Treks. This short yet glamorous trek takes you on an unforgettable journey through the heart of the Annapurna Mountains, offering stunning panoramic views and a glimpse into the lives of the indigenous Gurung and Magar communities.
Unlike lengthy and strenuous treks, the Mohare Danda Trek is designed for those seeking a more subdued and accessible trekking adventure. It allows you to experience the majestic ivory peaks of the Annapurna range without the need for an extensive time commitment. This makes it an ideal choice for individuals who want to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Annapurna region while enjoying a shorter trip.
As you embark on this trek, you will be surrounded by untouched natural wonders. The pristine environment is adorned with thick woodlands and lush forests, including the vibrant rhododendron and birch trees, creating a serene atmosphere that will uplift your spirits. You'll also have the opportunity to visit charming juniper hamlets along the way, further immersing yourself in the local culture and traditions.
The trek follows a path westward, passing through a series of picturesque Gurung and Magar villages, before reaching the mesmerizing Mohare Danda. From this vantage point, you'll be treated to awe-inspiring views of the glistening silver mountains, including Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Gangapurna (7454m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), and the entire Annapurna Range. This trek truly allows you to explore the unexplored areas of the Annapurna region, unveiling its hidden treasures.
Immerse yourself in the unadulterated beauty of nature and embark on an extraordinary adventure with the Mohare Danda Trek. Experience the splendor of the Annapurna Mountains, connect with local communities, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Join us on this remarkable journey and discover the wonders that await you in the heart of the Annapurna region.
What are the major attractions of Mohare Danda trek?
Divine Pokhara City
City of lakes-Pokhara offers you heart catching view of nature. It is a popular tourist hub where you can relax and enjoy your holidays. The reflection of beautiful Macchapuchre on the silence of Fewa Lake makes you speechless. The Mysterious caves, rushing springs and many more take your heart here at Pokhara. It is a place of nature with a preserved culture. Everyone must visit this place at least once in a lifetime. Visit this place takes away all your stress.
The Mohare Danda trekking takes you to the many ethnic villages of the Annapurna region. This trek offers you with immense beauty of nature. A hilly lifestyle with Himalayan views is given to trekkers by this trek. You trek to Ghandruk, the largest Gurung settlement and the best place to discover their culture. You pass through many beautiful villages like Baskharka, Ghandruk, Mohare, Nangi, Deurali etc. You are welcomed with a warm gesture by the different community with their own culture.
Mohare Danda is located at an altitude of 3300 m. It provides the closest views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif. This hill station is very famous among trekkers because of the stunning views of nature seen from here. Mohare Danda offers you also get to see amazing views of the Himalayas, dramatic sky and lush green hills covered in clouds. From here you are presented with breath-taking views of the Annapurna range like the Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Gangapurna (7454m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and the Pisang Peak (6091m) among others.
This alternative route combines the incredible Annapurna Base Camp Trek with a visit to Chitwan National Park for a unique wildlife safari experience. It allows you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Annapurna region and also explore the rich biodiversity of the Nepalese jungle.
A relatively less crowded and off-the-beaten-path option, the Mardi Himal Trek offers stunning views of the Annapurna range, including the iconic Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) peak. The trail takes you through dense rhododendron forests, charming villages, and alpine meadows. It's a shorter trek, usually completed in 6-8 days, making it ideal for those with limited time or seeking a quieter experience.
Trip day to day detail itinerary
Arrival at Kathmandu (1,320m/4,330ft)
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2690ft)
Drive from Pokhara to Galeshwor and Trek to Bans Kharka (1525 meters/5003ft)
Trek from Bans Kharka to Nangi (2300 meters/7546ft)
Trek from Nangi to Mohare Danda (3300 meters/10827ft)
Trek from Mohare Danda to Deurali (3090m/10138ft)
Trek from Deurali to Ghandruk (1940 meters/6365ft)
Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (820m/2690ft)
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu | Farewell Dinner
Transfer to airport for your final departure
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Good to know before you travel
Mohare Danda Trek in Nepal is one of the best short treks in the Annapurna region that offers a unique experience to trekkers. The trek is a perfect blend of cultural immersion, scenic beauty, and adventure. Before you go or book your trek, there are a few things you should know to make the most of your experience.
Best time to go
The best time to go for Mohare Danda Trek is from September to November and March to May. These months offer the best weather conditions with clear skies and moderate temperatures. However, it's important to note that the weather can be unpredictable in the mountains, so it's always best to prepare for any eventualities.
The Mohare Danda Trek is a moderate trek suitable for beginners and experienced trekkers alike. The trek takes you through picturesque villages, dense forests, and stunning landscapes. You'll also get to see panoramic views of the Annapurna range, including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and Machhapuchhre.
Trek route and itinerary
The Mohare Danda Trek usually takes 6 to 8 days, depending on your pace and itinerary. The trek starts from Nayapul and goes through Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Mohare Danda, and finally to Jomsom. You'll also have the option of extending your trek to the Mustang region or taking a flight back to Pokhara.
Permits and fees
To do the Mohare Danda Trek, you'll need to obtain two permits: Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card. These permits can be obtained by Himalaya Land Treks. The permit fee for foreigners is USD 30 for the ACAP and USD 20 for the TIMS card.
Accommodation and food
During the trek, you'll stay in teahouses, which are basic lodges with shared rooms and bathrooms. The teahouses offer simple but nutritious meals, including traditional Nepali dishes like dal bhat, momos, and thukpa. It's important to note that the higher you go, the more basic the facilities become, so it's always best to bring your own snacks and water purification tablets.
In conclusion, the Mohare Danda Trek in Nepal is an amazing trekking experience that offers a unique blend of culture, adventure, and stunning natural beauty. By keeping these tips in mind, you'll be able to make the most of your trek and have an unforgettable adventure.
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Mohare Danda Trek - Itinerary
Day01 Arrival at Kathmandu (1,320m/4,330ft)
On the first day of your trip to Nepal, you will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. As you step off the plane, you will be greeted by the warm and friendly Nepalese people, who are known for their hospitality and kindness.
Our representative will be waiting for you at the airport and will transfer you to your hotel. During the transfer, you can enjoy the bustling streets and vibrant culture of Kathmandu.
Day02 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2690ft)
On the second day of the Mohare Danda Trek, you will take a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, which is a city located in the western part of Nepal. The drive takes around 6-7 hours and covers a distance of approximately 200 kilometers.
You will start the journey early in the morning after breakfast. The drive takes you through scenic countryside and along the Trishuli River. You will also pass through several small towns and villages, where you can observe the local lifestyle and culture.
Along the way, you will stop for a lunch break and enjoy some delicious Nepalese cuisine. After lunch, you will continue your journey towards Pokhara. As you approach the city, you will be greeted with stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
Upon your arrival in Pokhara, you will be transferred to your hotel. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the city or relaxing at your hotel. Pokhara is a beautiful city, known for its lakes, temples, and stunning views of the Himalayas. You may want to take a stroll along the lakeside or visit the World Peace Pagoda to witness the sunset over the mountains.
Day03 Drive from Pokhara to Galeshwor and Trek to Bans Kharka (1525 meters/5003ft)
On the third day of your Mohare Danda Trek, you will start with a scenic drive from Pokhara to Galeshwor, which takes around 5-6 hours. You will pass through small villages and beautiful countryside on the way.
Once you reach Galeshwor, you will begin your trek towards Bans Kharka, situated at an altitude of 1,525 meters. The trail takes you through beautiful forests and along the river. You will also pass through several small villages and farms on the way.
Bans Kharka is a small village that offers stunning views of the surrounding hills and mountains. You can explore the village and interact with the locals to learn about their unique culture and way of life.
You will spend the night at a tea house in Bans Kharka, where you can enjoy traditional Nepali cuisine and warm hospitality. You can also take in the beautiful scenery and relax after a long day of trekking.
Day04 Trek from Bans Kharka to Nangi (2300 meters/7546ft)
The trail takes you through beautiful forests and along the river, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains and landscapes. You will also pass through several small villages, where you can interact with the friendly locals and learn about their unique culture and way of life.
As you reach Nangi, you can take some time to explore the village and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. The village is known for its community-based tourism initiatives, which promote sustainable tourism and support the local economy.
You will spend the night in a teahouse in Nangi, where you can rest and recharge for the next day's trek. The teahouse provides basic facilities such as a bed, blanket, and food, and offers a cozy atmosphere for travelers to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Himalayas.
Day05 Trek from Nangi to Mohare Danda (3300 meters/10827ft)
The trail takes you through beautiful forests and along the ridge, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. You will also pass through several small villages, where you can interact with the locals and learn about their culture and way of life.
As you climb higher, the air gets thinner and the scenery becomes more breathtaking. You will pass through several streams and waterfalls before reaching Mohare Danda, where you will be rewarded with stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
Mohare Danda is a beautiful hilltop located in the heart of the Annapurna region and offers panoramic views of the Himalayas. You can spend some time exploring the area and taking in the stunning views before settling in for the night at a local lodge.
Day06 Trek from Mohare Danda to Deurali (3090m/10138ft)
The trek starts with a descent from Mohare Danda through beautiful forests and along the ridge. You will also pass through several small villages and settlements, where you can observe the daily life of the locals and their unique cultures.
As you continue on the trail, you will reach a beautiful waterfall known as Rupse Chhahara, which is a popular spot for photography. You can take a break here to admire the views and take some photos.
After the waterfall, the trail starts to climb up towards Deurali. You will pass through beautiful forests of rhododendron, oak, and bamboo, which are home to a variety of wildlife including monkeys and birds.
As you approach Deurali, you will be rewarded with stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Deurali is a small village situated at an altitude of 3,090 meters, and it offers beautiful views of the surrounding landscapes.
Upon your arrival in Deurali, you will check into your teahouse and relax for the rest of the day. You can explore the village and interact with the locals, who are known for their hospitality and friendly nature.
Day07 Trek from Deurali to Ghandruk (1940 meters/6365ft)
The trail takes you through beautiful forests and along the ridge, offering stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. You will also pass through several small villages and farmlands before reaching Ghandruk.
The trek starts with a gradual descent through the forest, followed by a steep climb up to a ridge. From here, you can witness the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and the valley below. You will then descend through a dense forest and cross a stream before reaching the village of Tolka.
After a short break in Tolka, the trail takes you through a beautiful forest and farmland before reaching Landruk. From Landruk, the trail descends through terraced fields and crosses a suspension bridge over the Modi Khola River. After crossing the bridge, the trail climbs up to Ghandruk.
Upon your arrival in Ghandruk, you can explore the village and interact with the locals to learn about their unique culture and way of life. You can also enjoy the stunning views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre mountains from the village.
Day08 Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (820m/2690ft)
The trail is mostly downhill and takes you through beautiful forests, small villages, and terraced fields. You will also pass through several suspension bridges and enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
Once you reach Nayapul, you will take a drive back to Pokhara, which takes around 1-2 hours. The drive offers stunning views of the countryside and the Himalayas. Upon your arrival in Pokhara, you will be transferred to your hotel.
You can spend the rest of the day exploring the city or relaxing at your hotel. Pokhara is a beautiful city located in the western part of Nepal and offers several attractions such as Phewa Lake, Mahendra Cave, Davis Falls, and the World Peace Pagoda. You can also indulge in various adventure activities such as paragliding, bungee jumping, and zip-lining.
Day09 Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu | Farewell Dinner
The drive takes around 6-7 hours and offers stunning views of the Himalayas and the countryside. You can sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful landscapes as you make your way back to the bustling city of Kathmandu.
Once you arrive in Kathmandu, you will have some free time to explore the city or do some last-minute shopping. In the evening, we will organize a farewell dinner for you at a local restaurant. This is a great opportunity for you to reflect on your trip and share your experiences with your fellow travelers. You can also try some traditional Nepali dishes and enjoy some live music and cultural performances.
During the farewell dinner, our team will also present you with a small token of appreciation for choosing us as your tour operator. We hope that you had a memorable and enjoyable trip in Nepal and that you will carry with you fond memories of the country and its people.
After the dinner, our representative will drop you off at your hotel, where you can rest and prepare for your departure the next day. We wish you a safe and comfortable journey home and hope that you will return to Nepal in the future to explore more of its natural beauty and cultural richness.
Day10 Transfer to airport for your final departure
On the final day of your trip, our representative will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your departure flight. We will make sure that you arrive at the airport in a timely manner, with plenty of time to check in and go through security.
As you prepare to leave Nepal, you may reflect on the incredible experiences you had during your trip, from the stunning landscapes and vibrant cultures to the friendly people and delicious cuisine. You may also feel a sense of gratitude for the support and guidance provided by your tour operator, who made sure that your trip was enjoyable and hassle-free.
Documents and Money
- A valid passport and a few passport-sized photographs
- Nepalese visa
- Travel insurance
- Cash/Credit card (cash is recommended in the trek)
- Warm hat, sunhat/bandana, scarf, sunglass, gloves - wool or fleeced and Gore-Tex
- 3-4 Long and short sleeve t-shirts
- Heavy fleece or down jacket
- Waterproof jacket with hood
- Wind and waterproof jacket & pants
- Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (often worn before departure)
- Running shoes or evening sandals
- Hiking socks (ensure boots fit socks combination)
- Wool jumper/sweater/fleece (1 lightweight during summer and one heavyweight or two lightweights during winter)
- Long sleeve shirts
- Top and bottom thermals
- Extra warm clothes during winter (December to March)
Trekking Gear & Supplies
- A duffel bag (provided to each trekker for trekking by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu) Waterproof day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal belongings during the day
- Minimum 1-liter refillable aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene water bottle
- Down (rated for -18 degree centigrade) sleeping bag (provided by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu)
- Trekking poles
- Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
- Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
- Wet wipes, toilet paper (as necessary)
- The first-aid kit; should contain lip balm, aspirin, bandages, anti-histamine, Imodium, or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea.
- Personal medical prescriptions
- Soap, toothbrush/toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, hairbrush, face lotion
- Mask, hand sanitizer
- Rehydration powder
As per your interest
- Writing pad
- Boards games or playing cards
- Power bank
- Camera with extra batteries and memory cards