Mohore Danda Trekking

Price

USD 967

Trip Duration

11 days

Trip Grade

Easy/Moderate

Highest Altitude

3210m

Accommodation

Tea House, Hotel

Transportation

local Bus, Jeep, Car

Group Size

1-10

Best Season

All around the year

Mohore Danda Trekking Introduction

Mohare Danda Trekking, also known as Mohare Hill Trek or Eco-Community Lodge Trek, is a relatively new trekking route in Nepal. It is located in the Annapurna region of the country, specifically in the foothills of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges.

The trek takes its name from Mohare Danda, a hilltop viewpoint situated at an altitude of approximately 3,300 meters (10,827 feet). The primary objective of the trek is to offer an alternative route to the popular Ghorepani-Poon Hill Trek, providing a less crowded and more sustainable trekking experience.

One of the unique features of the Mohare Danda Trek is the emphasis on community-based tourism and eco-friendly practices. The trekking trail passes through several rural villages inhabited by ethnic communities such as Gurungs and Magars. These communities actively participate in the development and management of the trekking route, ensuring that the benefits of tourism are shared among the locals.

The Mohare Danda Trekking is an excellent choice for trekkers looking for a less crowded and more community-focused trekking experience in the beautiful Annapurna region of Nepal.

Highlights

  • Trek to Mohore Hill itself

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Day 3: Pokhara to Galeshwor and trek to Banskharka
  • Day 4: Banskharka to Nangi
  • Day 5: Nangi to Mohare Danda
  • Day 6: Mohare Danda to Danda Kharka
  • Day 7: Danda Kharka to Tikot
  • Day 8: Tikot to Beni and drive to Pokhara
  • Day 9: Free Day in Pokhara
  • Day10: Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Day 11: Departure day

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to The capital city of Nepal Kathmandu. Rest and prepare for the trek. Explore the vibrant streets and immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of the city. 1250M

Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara

Take a scenic drive (or flight) from Kathmandu to Pokhara, a beautiful lake city and the gateway to the Annapurna Himalayas. Spend the day exploring Pokhara and enjoy its serene ambiance Stay at Lakeside(850m) B

Day 3: Pokhara to Galeshwor and trek to Banskharka

After breakfast, you will drive from Pokhara to Galeshwor, the starting point of the trek. From Galeshwor, you will begin your trek and hike uphill to Banskharka, a charming Gurung village. Overnight stay at a community lodge(1,500 meters). B.L.D

Day 4: Banskharka to Nangi

The trail ascends through terraced fields and rhododendron forests to reach Nangi, another picturesque village. You can visit the local school and health post supported by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). Overnight stay at a community lodge at Nangi(2,300 meters). B.L.D

Day 5: Nangi to Mohare Danda

Today’s trek takes you to the highlight of the journey, Mohare Danda. The trail offers panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Reach Mohare Danda and witness the spectacular sunset over the mountains. Overnight stay at a community lodge at Mohore Danda(3,300 meters). B.L.D

Day 6: Mohare Danda to Danda Kharka

 Enjoy the mesmerizing sunrise view from Mohare Danda before descending to Danda Kharka. The trail passes through lush forests, offering glimpses of wildlife. Overnight stay at a community lodge at Danda Kharka(2,500 meters). B.L.D

Day 7: Danda Kharka to Tikot

The trek continues through forests and terraced fields & villages gradually descending to Tikot, a village inhabited by Magar community. Explore the local culture and lifestyle. Overnight stay at a community lodge at Tikot(2,300 meters). B.L.D

Day 8: Tikot to Beni and drive to Pokhara

Today, you will trek to Beni, the endpoint of the trek. From Beni, you will drive back to Pokhara, where you can relax and celebrate the completion of the trek. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara. B.L.D

Day 9: Free Day in Pokhara

We will provide you a half day Pokhara sightseeing tour including Pumdikot shiva Statue, world PeaceStupa, Devis falls, Gupteshower Cave & Tibeten RefugeeCaps.(3-4hours)

And also today is your adventure sport day in Pokhara, there are many things to do around like Paragliding, Bungy Jumping, Zipline, ultra-light flight to the Himalayas, sightseeing, cycling, Boating etc. B

Day10: Pokhara to Kathmandu

After breakfast driving (have an option to Fly) back to Kathmandu by Tourist bus 10 hours approximately enjoy the scenic ride on the mid hill range with field, river & lifestyles. Stay at Kathmandu B

Day 11: Departure day

After breakfast we will drop you of to the airport for final departure for your home or your next destination we bid our see you again until next time B

Includes

  • Simple tea houses in trekking on twin sharing basis with 3 times of meal. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner with 3 cup of tea each)
  • A professional trekking guide & necessary number of porters (2:1) with their salary, meal, accommodation, transportation & insurance. 
  • Necessary permits & TIMS card, Annapurna Conservation area permit & local Municipality fees.
  • Both way Bus transportation Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu & Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara(bus/Jeep)
  • 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara on BB basis & best available lodges on trek with full board meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with a cup of tea each meal).
  • All grounded transportation like pickups & drops  
  • A group medical kit 

Excludes

  • All Kinds of beverages. 
  • All extra expenses such as shopping for trekking gear. 
  • International/domestic flights. 
  • Early arrival / late departure. 
  • Travel insurance (you must purchase one before starting the trek) 
  • Rescue evacuation if needed (it can be helped to arrange)
  • Tips for driver, guide& porters. 
  • If the plan is changed by any other problem such as a landslide, political disturbance, changing plan, or cancellation of flight. Or the things not mentioned above 

Trip Map

Gears

Clothing

1) Trekking Trousers

2) Trekking shirts

3) Inner Thermals(Top/bottom)

4) Breathable Underwear

5) Fleece Jacket

6) Windproof jacket

7) Dawn jacket

8) Trekking Towel

Head Gears

1)  Sun Hat

2) Head Band

3) Buff (snood)

Hand Gear

Outer Gloves

Foot Gears

1) Hiking Boots

2) Hiking shocks

3) Thermal shocks

Bags

1) Duffle Bag*

2) Backpack (rucksack for day pack)

3) A few Ziploc/waterproof bags

Equipment

1) Sleeping Bag*

2) Sleeping bag liner (if you rent)

3) Trekking Pole*

4) Sunglasses

5) Water bottle or Hydration Bladder

6) Headlamps

7) Camera/video camera

8) Water purification tablets*/ filters/ UV light/ staripin

9)Sunscreens

10) Toiletries

11) If you take any Specific medicine

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long is the The Mohare Danda Trek?
The trek to Mohare Danda typically takes around 6 to 10 days, depending on the chosen route, starting & ending point & your time flexibility.
2. What is the best time to trek to Mohare Danda Trek?
The best time to trek to Mohare Danda is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. But doing the trip in winter (Dec-Feb) also offers great views clear skies but very cold nights.
3. What is the level of difficulty for the Mohare Danda Trek?
The trek is considered moderately challenging. It is not very high altitude trek like Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Circuit. It involves both uphill and downhill walking through steps, good physical & mantle conditions is crucial for the trekker.
4. Do I need a guide and porter for the trek?
We recently ban an independent trekker in Nepal while it's not implemented it well & you may see very few people trekking independently. It is highly recommended to have an experienced Guide, especially for those unfamiliar with the terrain. A guide can provide valuable information, cultural insight & safety briefings, and a porter can lighten your load so you can do the trip comfortably. & most importantly it supports to their family as well.
5. What permits are required for the trek?
Trekkers need an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and a Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card. These can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara before you start your trek. Happy Mountain Nepal will be helping you to obtain it.
6. What is the accommodation like during the trek?
Tea houses (Homestays) lodges are available along the trekking route, providing basic but comfortable accommodation with Indian, continental & Nepali food. It's advisable to book in advance during peak seasons as they have limited number of lodges after Nagi.
7. Is altitude sickness a concern on the Mohare Danda Trek?
While the trek is not extremely high, altitude sickness can still be a concern. It's essential to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and be aware of symptoms like headaches and nausea. Our experienced guide will be measuring your oxygen saturation & pulse to make sure everyone in the trip is doing great.
8. What should I pack for the trek?
Pack essentials like comfortable trekking boots, warm clothing, a good-quality sleeping bag, a first aid kit, and a water purification system. Happy Mountain Nepal is providing a check list for packing.
9. Is it possible to do the trek independently or should I join a guided group?
Recently we ban the independent trekkers, however you can see very few people trekking independently as the ban is strictly not implemented. Joining a guided group offers you a support, local insights, and can enhance the overall experience so we highly recommend joining the group.
10. How do I reach the starting point of the Mohare Danda Trek?
The trek usually starts from Beni, which is a 4-5 hours drive from Pokhara. We will be providing the private transportation to & from trekking starting point

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