Mohare Danda Trek is a short 10-day trek to the foothills of Annapurna. It is also popular for being the best alternative to the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. The serene trek through dense forests will leave you in awe at the glory of the Himalayas in the Annapurna range. It also includes elements of eco-sustainability. Hence, this Mohare Danda Trek is an attempt to promote community projects.
The view from the Mohare Danda is the main highlight of the entire trek. The massive ranges of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas look so close, almost close enough to touch. The lush forests include bamboo, oaks, and pine trees. Likewise, the culture and lifestyle of the Gurung and Magar communities are also an attraction on the trek. Similarly, their hospitality is locals are warm and sociable.
Firstly, the trek begins with a 7-hour long drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu. It is from Galeshwor that the real trek begins. Bans Kharka takes approximately 3 hours to reach on foot. Bans Kharka then leads to Nangi which opens up the trail to Mohare Danda. The views from Mohare Danda feature several peaks like Mount Machhapuchhre or Fish Tail (6997m), Annapurna South (7219m), and Tukuche (6920m). Further, the trail descends to Ghandruk which is another beautiful viewpoint. You can observe the great range of Annapurna, Fish Tail (6997m), and Hiunchuli (6441m). Finally, you head to Pokhara where you can boat on the Phewa Lake and enjoy the lively city.