Mohare Danda Trek

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  • Duration14 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Activity Trekking/Hiking
  • Max. Altitude 3660 m.
  • Group Size 1-20
  • Best Season March to May and September to November
Group Discount Prices
1 paxUS$845
2 - 6 paxUS$745
7 - 10 paxUS$695
11 - 15 paxUS$645
16 - 20 paxUS$595
  • The one & only Eco Community lodge Trekking in Nepal
  • Newly opened, less explored, less crowded trekking route in Annapurna
  • The perfect alternative to the classic Poon Hill Trek
  • Visit local Orange farms and gardens in Banskharka
  • Forest pathways
  • Spectacular viewpoints of Mohare Danda, Khopra Ridge & Muldai are ideal for photography, particularly sunrise/sunset.
  • Visit the alpine sacred lake named Khayar Lake
  • The final opportunity to experience classic Ghandruk Gurung village, museum, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Fishtail, and many more beautiful vistas surrounding

Mohare Danda Trek provides just about everything an inquisitive traveler would expect from a trekking experience in the Himalayas, Magnificent peaks, an abundance of pristine nature, and the friendliest mountain people you are ever likely to meet. This relatively newly established route lies far away from the more busy trails around Poon Hill to the south yet provides mountain scenery to equal if not better than its southerly neighbor. The magnificent peaks of Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail) 6997 meters, Annapurna South 7219 meters, Dhaulagiri 8167 meters (7th tallest mountain on the earth) and Nilgiri 7061 meters are never far away.

Mohare Danda Eco Community Lodge Trek In Lower Annapurna Region

Trekking along Mohare Danda is a pure virgin trail, you are unlikely to meet many others on the way. Instead, your time is spent with the local farmers, yak herders, and the local communities where you are welcomed for who you are and not just another tourist. In fact, the whole concept of this new trail is participation by everybody, with the wealth travelers provide being plowed back locally for the improvement of village schools for example as well as settlement infrastructure such as the internet relay station that has been assembled near Mohare Hill which at present is the highest relay station in Nepal providing internet to the remote villages for local schools and health posts that use telemedicine. The system links up with hospitals in Kathmandu to provide better healthcare in the villages, as well as providing free internet facilities for trekkers throughout the trail. In this respect, it is very much a “hands-on” trek where people are positively encouraged to participate in local life. With so much biodiversity at hand along with the mighty backbone of the Himalayas never far away, the rewards are clear to see. The sensational mountain vistas from Mohare Danda and Khopra Ridge are exceptional highlights.

The final destination could not be more alluring; the sacred lake named Khayar Lake, the lake according to local people, was placed there tenderly by the Gods and has over the centuries become a pilgrimage destination for them, especially on the occasion of sacred-thread replacement day (Full Moon in August). People believe that all their wishes will be fulfilled after praying at the lake. They also believe that if they bathe in the water, they will be granted salvation after death. Married women who have yet to conceive also visit the lake to ask for fertility.

Mohare Danda Trek appeals to those looking for an eco-friendly moderate trek experience that offers them not only the whole splendor the Himalayas provides but also a more intimate glimpse into Nepal and its people.

Ultimately if you are seeking for exploring preserved culture, flora & fauna, nature, less touristy, less commercial, run by Local Community Lodge/Home Stay trekking route, contributing local community, and combining remarkable viewpoints Mohare Danda, Khopra Danda then why do not you contact to Nepal Trekking Experts? Our staff is always keen to arrange your life experience with us in no time.

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  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:2/3 star hotel

Welcome at Airport then transfer to your Hotel.

  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:2/3 star hotel

Free day for final trekking preparation and spend the way you prefer.

  • Max. Altitude:822m/2697ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:2/3 star hotel

A 7:00 am departure by bus sees us arrive in Pokhara in the early afternoon, with plenty of time to walk around the lovely lakeside town before settling down for the evening in anticipation of the trek starting on the following day.

  • Max. Altitude:1526m/5006ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

Soon after Breakfast, we leave our lakeside hotel for the three-hour drive to Beni, a small market town deep into the Annapurna. There are some great views on the way, soon after leaving Pokhara we are climbing to a spectacular ridge where to the right the Holy mountain of Machhapuchhre (known as Fishtail) along with the great peaks of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli are there to invite us into the journey to come. To the left, way down below Lake Phewa Tal and Pokhara slowly disappear into the distance. The drive is pleasant following the banks of the Modi Khola (river) to our start point. We will take lunch at Beni before commencing our trek to the overnight destination of Bans Kharka. Heading up the trail we pass scattered farmhouses before climbing through forest and then orange groves on our approach to this attractive village. On arrival, we have plenty of time to explore, perhaps visit the local school and health post, in season, and enjoy the sweet oranges that grow on the surrounding hillside. (Overnight at Community lodge twin share)

  • Max. Altitude:2260m/7415ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

We climb around 700 meters today to the village of Nangi. We head up through a beautiful mixed forest of Pine, Oak, and Rhododendron to a small village where we take lunch. This is a good place to meet some of the local people and admire the splendid views overlooking the valleys.  After lunch, it is a leisurely walk to Nangi, and overnight. The local school is nearby, and the villagers here make Nepali paper from locally grown plants with a medicinal plant nursery nearby. There are several other income-generating projects to visit. (Overnight Community Lodge twin share)

  • Max. Altitude:3313m/10869ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

Today is yet another spectacular day as we head up through more lush forest towards one of the two major viewpoints on the trail Mohare Danda. Our reward for reaching Hampal pass is one of the most dramatic skylines of the entire region as the mountains emerge magically just above the tree line. These views remain with us all the way to our overnight destination of Mohare Danda. From here there is an almost mirage-like view of the unbelievable giant peaks of Dhaulagiri Mt, Fishtail, Tukuche Peak, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Nilgiri, and many others. It is noticeably colder now, piping hot food is a must. (Overnight Community Lodge twin share)

  • Max. Altitude:2270m/7447ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

We are out of beds before sunrise today to watch the sunrise over the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges, something many folks would like to do the world over. Stunning dramatic, sensational, no superlative can fully portray this daily ritual of sublime nature. Color change dramatically as the sun begins to highlight these giants all in a row. The whole day we are gifted more of the same on our way as we descend to Swanta. There are some very special spots along this trail with great mountain views mingled together with more down-to-earth distractions of yaks, dzo pas, horses, and sheep all vying to keep us company on the trail. (Overnight Community Lodge twin share)

  • Max. Altitude:3660m/11024ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

Another great day passing ice-fed waterfalls on the way. It is a fair push up but now with the energy the mountains have provided and with a good pair of hiking boots along with a growing anticipation of what is to come, nothing much seems to be a problem now. The views from Khopra are once-in-a-lifetime emotional moments, standing there feeling the chilled wind on our faces, looking at the massive expanse of mounts before us, it is hard not to feel humbled. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6800m), Nilgiri (6600m), with close-up views of Annapurna South face (7219m), Hiuchuli (6441m) (Overnight at Community Lodge twin share)

  • Max. Altitude:3660m/11024ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

As mentioned in the Overview Khayar Lake is a sacred lake and pilgrimage point of great significance for people throughout the region. Depending on the time of year conditions vary. Later during the autumn trekking season, it is likely to have snowed and can be quite icy, however generally during both the spring and autumn trekking seasons Khayar Lake is attainable. If people choose not to venture to the lake, they can remain at Khopra Danda.

  • Max. Altitude:3349m/10987ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

We begin our homeward journey back along the trail making a short detour to Muldai View Point on the way. Muldai is yet another gem on the trail providing a 360-degree extravaganza of the best of just what Nepal has to offer. Mounts, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung, Fishtail, and Gangapurna tower above the diversity of landscapes of surrounding valleys. A beautiful day along ridges, past cascading waterfalls, and through lush rhododendron forests. The skyline is often dominated by the Himalayas today. (Overnight Community Lodge twin share).

  • Max. Altitude:1940m/6365ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

The ornate village of Ghandruk awaits us today, mentioned by C.N.N. to be one of Asia’s more ornate villages, this well-laid out working village is a great place to relax and unwind amongst wonderful stone throw views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South and Hinuchuli. The route to Tadapani leads through hill pasture and up through the forest to reach the small settlement. On reaching Tadapani the trail is noticeably busier as it is situated on the main Poon Hill circuit.  From here it is a very pleasant descending trail initially through a forest before entering a small valley and on to pastureland, continuing down to Ghandruk. (Overnight at local tea house twin share).

  • Max. Altitude:822m/2697ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:2/3 star hotel

We drive back to Pokhara today, arriving at our lakeside hotel around lunchtime. Pokhara you will have already discovered is a beautiful lakeside town with perhaps the most spectacular mountain backdrop anywhere in the world. The town has developed into an adventure tourism destination over the last decade, offering everything from Paragliding, and skydiving ultra-light flights to zip lining and bungee jumping. Many of our guests choose to take a few days here after the trek to relax and enjoy some downtime just chilling out around the lake.

  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast

A long day's drive by bus that gives provides numerous scenic opportunities - and thrills - along the way.

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    What's Included
    Cost Includes
    • Complementary airport pick-up and drop-off
    • complementary welcome dinner
    • Stay in Kathmandu for two nights, including breakfast (twin share).
    • Stay in Pokhara for two nights, including Breakfast (on a twin-sharing basis).
    • All necessary trekking permits, such as the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit, the TIMS Card, etc.
    • All accommodations during the trek
    • Three meals a day during the trek
    • If and when available, fresh fruit should be eaten every day.
    • Complementary duffel bag or agency T-shirt
    • Professional English-speaking, government-registered, and first-aid-trained local guide
    • First-aid kit
    • Return travel by bus between Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Return travel by taxi from Pokhara to Beni/Ghandruk
    • Staff insurance, meals, accommodations, equipment, transportation, etc.
    • Rescue arrangements, if necessary
    • Agency service charge and government tax, or VAT
    • Certificate of Achievement
    Cost Excludes
    • International airfare and  Nepal visa fee
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Personal Insurance, personal expenses, loss of property and theft etc.
    • Sightseeing costs (temples, monasteries entrance ticket, etc.)
    • All beverages, snacks, and additional expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, wifi, etc.
    • Tips to staff
    Dates & Availability
    Start:SaturdayApr 01, 2023
    End:FridayApr 14, 2023
    Start:SaturdayApr 15, 2023
    End:FridayApr 28, 2023
    Start:TuesdayApr 25, 2023
    End:MondayMay 08, 2023


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    Ensure that you have only the necessary trekking equipment when climbing a mountain.

    First aid box and your personal insurance

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    1Travelers' Reviews
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      What an amazing experience!

      We contacted more than 10 agencies in Nepal and fortunately we chose Nepal Trekking Experts just because of their excellent reviews and very smooth communication. By exchanging some emails with Rajesh, we got a nice feeling with him and his agency. So finally we chose Nepal Trekking Experts who turned our dream into a reality.

      Since we read a lot about Annapurna being overcrowded, Rajesh recommended Mohare Danda with Khopra Danda Trek which was a lifetime experience for us. Again we appreciated his knowledge and professionalism. The trek was a bit challenging for us but very worth it. The Mohare Danda Trek with Khopra ridge is a perfect way of contributing to the local community, avoiding the crowds and enjoying the peaceful nature. The views from Mohare danda and Khopra ridge were just an outstanding.

      We hired a guide, Rabin and a porter Ram. They were very supportive, informative, hardworking and just fabulous. The trek was effortless while trekking with them. We can’t wait to trek with Nepal Trekking Experts soon.

      Christian ThomasDec 10, 2021United States
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