Mohare Danda trek is one of the popular short treks in the Annapurna Conservation Area. Relatively easy in walking; multiple teahouses, small guest houses, and community lodges make way for this trek, allowing you to relax and enjoy the surroundings. The Poon Magars are the well-known inhabitants of this trek site and are very famous for authentic Nepalese delicacies. It is beyond doubt that the Dal Bhat that the Nepalese admire so much, the best can be found in this region. The Mohare Danda trek starts from Galeshwor and ends at Ghandruk along the paths which are accompanied by the fierce Kali Gandaki River and peaks such as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Machhapuchhre. The Mohare Danda trek offers spectacular views of the Himalayas, unobstructed, pure and pristine without gaining much altitude at 3300 mt.
The biggest conservation area of Nepal, the Annapurna region offers treks from simple to extreme in difficulty. Situated in almost the center of the Himalaya Range, this area and its ecological bio-diversity attracts people from all over the world and provides one of the closest and best views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. The Annapurna region is an area rich in culture and tradition, during certain times of the year you can see various celebrations and festivals that are unique to Nepal. People from varying ethnicities live and practice their traditions harmoniously together under the roof of the mighty Annapurna. This mix of nature combined with people is true for most of the trekking routes in Nepal making it all the more important to preserve and protect. The Mohare Danda trek is a good alternative to the ever-busy poon hill trek, it is an ideal trek for family and for anyone who wants to take in and experience the Himalayas on a limited time. This seven days’ trek along the beaten path which is used by locals and their livestock alike will help you understand the lifestyle and the hardship of living under the roof of the world.
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Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (Bus). Driving 7-8 hours. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03Drive from Pokhara to Galeshwor (Bus) 4hrs & trek to Bans Kharka (1525 mt.) walking 3 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 04Bans Kharka to Nangi (2300 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 05Nangi to Mohare Danda (3300 mt.). Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 06Mohare Danda to Deurali (3090 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 07Deurali to Ghandruk (1940 mt.). Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 08Ghandruk to Nayapul, walking 4 hours & drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus. Driving 7-8 hours. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10Transfer to airport for your final departure from Nepal.
Day 1Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.We will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel where we will brief you on the trip. Rest of the day is free time to shop for essential things and prep for the journey. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (Bus). Driving 7-8 hours. Overnight at hotel.Moving out of Kathmandu early in the morning, the drive to Pokhara is along the rivers Trishuli and Marsayangdi which are famous for rafting and other water activities. Lunch will be taken at a highway hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3Drive from Pokhara to Galeshwor (Bus) 4hrs & trek to Bans Kharka (1525 mt.) walking 3 hours. Overnight at guest house.On exiting the city of Pokhara we can see Machhapuchhre at the backdrop and drive through multiple rivers and rivulets. The bus will drop us at Galeshwor following the Kali Gandaki River. We will then hike up to Bans Kharka through green forests and pastures. Overnight at guest house.
Day 4Bans Kharka to Nangi (2300 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guest house.After breakfast, we will trek to Nangi through beautiful Magar settlements at the foothills of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Overnight at guest house.
Day 5Nangi to Mohare Danda (3300 mt.). Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at guest house. From Nangi we make our way to Mohare Danda after breakfast early in the morning. The trail is laden with colorful rhododendrons which are also the national flower of Nepal. Being in the foothills of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, this region is lush and has been blessed with bountiful flora and fauna. We will also witness members of different ethnic groups of Nepal such as the Gurung, the Thakali, the Rai and the Magars. The Mohare Danda gives a brilliant view of the Annapurna, Fishtail, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri ranges that look divine during sunset and sunrise. Overnight at guest house.
Day 6Mohare Danda to Deurali (3090 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.After watching the mountains come alive during sunrise, we will make our way to Deurali. This trek is made through the village of Ghorepani which takes many uphill and downhill with the Himalayas keeping us company. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 7Deurali to Ghandruk (1940 mt.). Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at guest house.Ghandruk is one of the most famous Gurung villages of Nepal. An easy walk through flat lush grasslands and hills, there are numerous tea houses and guest houses along the way serving up some fantastic Nepalese food. This place too provides a great vantage point for mountain watchers. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 8Ghandruk to Nayapul, walking 4 hours & drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.From the village of Ghandruk, we walk down to Nayapul from where we will drive back to Pokhara. As we make this descent, we leave behind the small trails and paths and numerous small villages so pristine and beautiful. On reaching Pokhara we will stay overnight at a hotel.
Day 9Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus. Driving 7-8 hours. Overnight at hotel.Today we make our way back to Kathmandu through the same highway as before, the winding roads along the swiftly flowing rivers. On reaching Kathmandu we will stay overnight at hotel.
Day 10Transfer to airport for your final departure from Nepal.A member of our team will drop you to the airport for the final departure.
Please take a look at our fixed departure dates for this Mohare Danda trek. If they do not fit with your schedule, then please let us arrange an itinerary that is more suitable to you and your requirements.
All the accommodation as per the itinerary is included in the package cost. We have chosen the 2/3 star hotel in the cities for your comfort and safety. The hotels can be upgraded to more deluxe ones upon your request. While trekking in the Mountain, our guides will choose the best available lodge of the village from their past experience. As some villages have limited number of lodges, in a peak season like in Spring and Autumn, you may have to share a room with some stranger trekker as well. Comfortable two men tent with mattress and four seasons sleeping bag will be provided for the camping trek. Our crew will try to set the camp in a scenic place. All the hotel and camping accommodations are as per twin sharing basis unless you are of different gender.
Nepal is such an easy place to get several vegetarian options so no worries if you are a vegetarian or vegan. You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental, Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Freshly cooked and hygienic dinner and breakfast are served at the camp and lunch will be served on the way to the next destination which will be prepared by our own chef. Only breakfast is served in Kathmandu whilst farewell dinner on the eve of your international departure is served from our side. All the meals (B/L/D) are on full board basis during the trek.
An experienced and licensed Guide and necessary porters will assist you during the trek. In a group with more than 8 clients, 2 guides will be provided for the betterment in service. In a teahouse trek, generally, one porter is provided for every two clients who carry between 15 to 20 kg. However, on a camping journey, more porters are required. All the camping types of equipment such as kitchen, dining, dome and toilet tents, kitchen equipment, fuel, and all consumable goods have to be carried from Kathmandu which needs more manpower. All of our guides and porters are fully insured so you don't' have to worry about them in case of emergency. Our team believes that our customer care is the first priority.
Mohare Danda Trek is an easy trek which is fit for those who has the ability to walk 5-6 hours of walking uphill and downhill in a day carrying the personal day pack. Some days are longer with 7- 8 hours of walking as well. Mohare Danda Trek is low altitude trek which demands less physical, however having strong determination, positive vibe and average physical fitness can complete this trek. Doing some physical exercise a few weeks prior to the trip is better but technical skill is not required for this trek. If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to High Camp Adventure.
This is a real adventure in high altitude so obtaining a travel insurance is always a good idea for your safety and is highly recommended too. Your travel insurance policy should cover helicopter evacuation and medical expenses in an emergency. There is not any Nepalese insurance company to sell travel insurance policy so you better buy a good one from home. There are some insurance policies which covers only in low altitude below 4000 mt. and some only in high altitude above 4000 mt. So before you purchase it, please double check the policy what it covers and where are you going.
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Mohare Danda Trek. Where normally days are sunny, the temperature is perfect, the sky is clear and Mountain remains crystal. This trek can be done in Monsoon (June to August ) but you should not expect the great weather and Mountain view. You can do it in Winter (December to February) if you are used to with extreme cold temperature.
Highway in Nepal is safe, however, sometimes transport can be halted due to landslide, strike or by political unrest. Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. We, therefore, advise that you schedule at least an extra days cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In that case, High Camp Adventure can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.