Mohare Danda 3300m is an outstanding view point where travelers can enjoy trekking through the peaceful and off the beaten trail ending on the lap of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Commonly known as Mohare Danda Trek or Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Trekking, this trek is the best substitute trekking trail for all the enthusiast hikers who want to jump over the busily going Ghorepani Poon Hill or Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Mohare Danda is comparatively a new trekking route located in Annapurna’s foothills which equally contribute in promoting sustainable eco tourism of Nepal and upholds local community projects resulting improvement in living standard of local community in general. Mohare Danda Trek will provide you some of the best panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges respectively. Trekkers can enjoy the wonderful culture, local home stays and eco lodges, nature, friendly people and stunning view of one of the longest series of Himalaya.
Moreover, you can also see glorious sunrise and sunset views over the glittering mountains. A trip to the beautiful off the beaten site of Annapurna region bounded by hills, mountains, rivers, and forests of Oaks, Rhododendrons, Bamboo and Pine is truly an incredible experience in the Himalaya of Nepal. This exciting trek can be done throughout the year. Graded as a moderate hiking, this trek is suitable for friends, families, small groups or private trips.
Highlights of Mohare Danda Trekking
closer and exclusive views of mountains from Mohare Danda view point.
contributes in promoting sustainable eco tourism of Nepal
innate beauty of lush green forests, stunning landscapes and eye appealing Himalaya
witness the untouched lifestyle of Gurung and Magar People of this region
exploring world heritage sites around Kathmandu valley
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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, 1,300 m/4,265 ft
Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day, you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped towering peaks. After completing the visa formalities in airport, collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives carrying your name on our company’s’ signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. Moving forward, you’ll be taken to your hotel in our vehicle. Once you reach at hotel, you’ll be welcomed by them as well and after that you can relax in your room or go for a walk exploring the city
Day 2: Drive to Pokhara, 6-7 hrs, 900 m/2,952 ft
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara early in the morning by tourist bus or Private vehicle passing the River side of Trisuli. It takes about 7 hours to reach in Pokhara valley. We can visit some interesting places like Devi’s Fall, Guptswor Cave, Tal Barahi Temple and boating on Phewa Lake in Pokhara.
Option: We have not included the airfare Kathmandu- Pokhara (USD $125 Per Person). The exciting half hour flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara gives you the feeling of a mountain flight, high in the Himalayas where you can see the Langtang, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. If you chose to travel to Pokhara by flight, we give free Airport Drop and Pick up.
Day 3: Drive to Galeshwor and trek to Bans Kharka, 4-5 hrs, 1,525 m/5,002 ft
Today, we take three and half hours drive to Galeshwor along bank of Kali Gandai river and take a long break for lunch and good rest. After lunch, we begin our hike to Bans Kharka which is about 3 hours ascend hike by crossing suspension bridge over deepest gorge "Kali Gandaki river" through green forest.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4: Trek to Naangi, 7 hrs, 2,230 m/7,314 ft
Our today trekking will start with a good breakfast and continue our journey to Naangi. It is about 6-7 hours walk from Bans Kharak which goes along beautiful villages, stunning views of mountains and impressive landscapes.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 5: Trek to Mohare Danda, 7 hrs, 3,300 m/10,824 ft
Today’s trail goes through beautiful forests of Oak and Rhododendrons with magnificent views of mountains such as Mt. Fishtail, south Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Tukche and many more. In the evening, we observe glorious sunset view from Mohare Danda.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 6: Trek to Deurali, 6 hrs, 2,750 m/9,020 ft
As the trail moves across a group of flatlands, forest, cultivated lands and a suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola, we arrive at the scenic & beautiful village of Ghandruk after hiking for 5 hours. A supreme vantage point in this pristine & serene village offers breathtaking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli. Then we head towards Deurali where we stay overnight.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 7: Trek to Ghandruk, 5-6 hrs, 1, 940 m/6,364 ft
From Deurali, we'll descend down to Ghandruk, a beautiful gurung village.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 8: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara, 4 hrs, 900 m/2,952 ft
Last day of trek. We'll walk all the way down to Bienthanti and after a 30 mins walk from there, we'll reach Nayapul. At Nayapul, our private vehicle will be waiting for us to drive us back to Pokhara.
Breakfast & Lunch
Day 9: Drive to Kathmandu, 6 hrs, 1 ,300 m/4,265 ft
Early morning, we depart from Pokhara Tourist Bus Station to travel back to Kathmandu. If you are interested in continuing on to Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure or any other tours you can start today.
Option: We have not included the airfare of Pokhara – Kathmandu (USD $120 Per Person). The exciting half hour flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu gives you the feeling of a mountain flight, high in the Himalaya where you can see the Langtang, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. If you chose to travel to Kathmandu by flight, we give free Airport Drop and Pick up. You need to book this flight before start the trek
Day 10: Happy Departure
We will accompany you to the International Airport in time to board your flight. Check in at the Kathmandu international airport 3 hours prior to your flight time.
Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
Accommodation in Kathmandu, 2 nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
Accommodation in Pokhara, 2 nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 5 nights (With twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
All standard meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
Porters: One porter for 2 Trekkers basis. (Max 25 KG per porter)
Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
Annapurna Foothill’s Tshirt.
Energy Supplies; Snickers, Mars, Bounty etc.
First aid medicine kit.
Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
All ground transfers Kathamndu
All government and local taxes.
Your Personal Travel Insurance.
Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
Beverages (drinks, mineral water,boiled water and beer).
Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.
Start Date09 Dec, 2023
End Date18 Dec, 2023
Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group.
Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.
Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join.
Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates.
The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.
We have set dates for departure to the Amazing Mohare Danda Trekking. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin.
Mohare Danda Trekking is available and can be done throughout the year. So, if the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date.
We have listed the price up to 12 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 12 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.
Private Trips to Mohare Danda Trekking is possible on any date of the year. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones.
Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the trek. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking.
Difficulty Rating of Mohare Danda Trekking:
Any avid walker who is able to hike approximately 5-6 hours a day carrying a lightweight backpack will be fit enough to do this trek. We recommend you bring walking poles, as you will find them helpful especially in the long descents when your legs may feel shaky, and the stone steps are uneven. The altitude is only 3200m, so there is no altitude related risk.
Safe Drinking Water on Mohare Danda Trekking:
We suggest that you drink boiled water or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. There is a small fee charged for the boiled water. Several guesthouses have Euro-guard filters. Although mineral water is available in most places, there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, so we encourage the guests to do what they can to protect the environment.
Re-charging Batteries of Electronic Items on the Trekking: You can recharge your digital camera, iPod, batteries etc. with electricity or solar power sources. You may need to buy an adaptor in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. The lodges charge a small fee per hour for recharging facilities. Nepal uses 220-240 volts to power your appliances. The sockets fit both round and flat plugs.
Extra Advice for Mohare Danda Trekking: You will see many sweet village children, and you may want to give them something. Remember, many trekkers have felt the same. It is better not to distribute balloons, candy, money or even pens to village children as it encourages them to beg. Many children now ask for Mithai (candy) Paisa (Money) and Boom boom (balloon). During the trekking, keep your valuable goods safe. Lock your door when you leave your guesthouse room. You are also advised not to leave your laundry hanging outside at night.
Garbage Disposal: Don’t throw anything into the fire in any house, Buddhist or Hindu. In most cultures the household gods live in Kitchen.
Spending Money per Day:
Although it depends on your spending habits, you should allocate US$ 7 - 10 per meal in Kathamndu. On the trek, US$9 - 12 a day should be enough to buy chocolates, Coca Cola and a beer.
Travel Insurance for Mohare Danda Trekking: It is strongly recommended to be sufficiently protected when you go into remote areas. You need specialized travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability and medical treatment. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.
Washing and Toilet facilities for Mohare Danda Trekking: Most lodges offer hot showers, though sometimes a hot shower means a bucket of hot water. You can ask your trekking guide about the availability. For ecological reasons please try and limit your use of hot water unless the water is solar-heated. Please note that at higher altitude and in colder seasons there is very little chance to have enough hot water for all the trekkers. If the water is frozen then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water. Every lodge will have some kind of hand washing facility but it is good idea to carry a bar of soap with you.Toilets are usually Asian squat style and vary in how clean they are. Normally toilets are outside the lodge but now some lodges have attached or indoor toilets. The rubbish bin in the toilet is kept for your used toilet paper.
Tea Houses: On the popular trekking routes villagers have built tea house lodges with plenty of character and good food. The simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. When you stay in the tea houses you will have close contact with the Nepalese people and are directly contributing to the local economy.