Overview

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 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 Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas look so close, almost close enough to touch. The lush forests include bamboos, oaks, and pines trees. Likewise, the culture and lifestyle of the Gurung and Magar communities is 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 features 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.

Highlights

  • Explore the major natural landmarks in the Pokhara Valley
  • Observe the majestic view of mountains like Annapurna (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Gangapurna (7454m), and Hiunchuli (6441m)
  • Learn about the Gurung culture and traditions in the villages of Ghandruk and Birethanti
  • Enjoy the bio-diversity of the Annapurna Conservation Area

Itinerary

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Day 1:Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel

Arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport and meet our representative who will transfer you to your hotel. In the evening, we can take a quick stroll around the nearby areas. You can prepare for the trek or enjoy Newari cuisine and heritage.

  • Maximum Altitude1300m

The journey commences with a quick drive to the picturesque city of Pokhara. The journey dwindles along the Prithvi highway and the road greets you with panoramic scenery of the snow laden mountains and lush green hills. At Pokhara, you can take a boat ride on the Phewa Lake and stroll around the Lakeside.

    The initial aspect of the trek sees us getting on a bus for a quick drive towards Galeshwor. From there, we shall collect our things and walk along the banks of the Kali Gandaki River in order to reach the Bans Kharka. The uphill hike takes approximately 3 hours and, on the road, we can observe the Kali Gandaki gorge.

      The road ascends through the lush forested trails from Banskharka. Along the way, we shall go through stunning landscapes and visit the organic farm school located in the Magar village. Passing Danda Kateri on the way, you cross the Pandur River to head east towards Nangi. Nangi is a small settlement in the middle of the forests.

        At Nangi, we have breakfast and head to Mohare Danda. Our road takes us through the lush forests of oak and rhododendron. We can observe surreal views of mountains like Machhapuchhre (6997m), Annapurna South (7219m), and Tukuche (6920m). Mohare is a small hill station which offers amazing glimpses of the surrounding environment and the awesome sunset. Mohare Danda is also one of the best viewpoints to enjoy the vistas of the Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri ranges.

          From the Mohare Danda, our trail takes us to the small settlement of Deurali. The trail heads out of Mohare Danda and reaches Lower Ghorepani. Continuing on, we trek to Ghorepani and make our way eastwards to Deurali. The route provides tantalizing scenery of mountains like in Nilgiri and Annapurna ranges. At Deurali, we can see numerous trekkers and teahouses.

            The trail now goes through a blend of flatlands and forests. We cross the Deurali Pass (3090m) and trek through pasture lands to arrive at Ghandruk. It is a Gurung village which serves as a great vantage point to relish the breathtaking sights of mountains like Machhapuchhre (6997m), Annapurna (8091m), and Hiunchuli (6441m). Ghandruk is also a specimen of Gurung culture and practices. Here, we can stay at local home-stay and get an insight into the day-to-day life of the locals.

              The motive for the day is to reach Nayapul and from there, we shall catch a bus that takes us to Pokhara. The trail takes us across the Modi Khola and at Birethanti. After resting at Birethanti, we shall walk for at least an hour to reach Nayapul. Catch a bus from here to reach Pokhara. At Pokhara, you can choose to explore the city premises.

                As we leave Pokhara, we also bid farewell to the Annapurna Himalayas and Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m). The drive cascades through the Prithvi Highway and, along the way, we shall make a brief stop in Mugling and Galchi. The journey spans for about 5 hours. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, head back to your hotel. In the evening, you will participate in a farewell dinner hosted by the company.

                  Today is your last day in Nepal and our representative will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure. We hope that your adventure with us has been a memorable one and look forward to seeing you again.

                    Cost Details

                    • Airport picks up and drop by private vehicle.
                    • 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
                    • 2 nights’ accommodation in Pokhara with a bed and breakfast basis.
                    • Kathmandu and Pokhara sightseeing by Private guide and private transportation
                    • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by private vehicle.
                    • All ground transportation by private vehicle.
                    • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking.
                    • All necessary paper works, conservation area, and restricted area entry permits.
                    • All accommodations in hotels, lodges/tea houses during the trek.
                    • An experienced Government licensed guide and porters.
                    • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
                    • Farewell dinner with typical Nepali restaurant
                    • All government taxes.
                    • International Airfare
                    • Nepal entry visa
                    • Personal Expenses
                    • Travel and Rescue Insurance
                    • Extra accommodation and food charges in Kathmandu
                    • Tips and gratitude to the guide, porters and drivers

                    Useful Info

                    Mohare Danda Trek is a short trek that anyone can attempt. Due to clear skies and longer days, spring and autumn seasons are great to do the trek. Moreover, you can also aid to the ethnic community by participating on the trek.

                    Eternal Himalaya is a trip organizer in Nepal with many packages across the country. We offer safe and secure trips for our clients. Similarly, we also have a great team of guides and porters.

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