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Mohare Danda Trek is one of the shortest and easiest treks of Annapurna region. It lies in the southwest of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) nestled amidst the mighty Himalayas.
Trekking to Mohare Danda is often compared to Annapurna Sunrise View Trek or Nagarkot Hill trek. It is so because this hill station serves one of the best sunrise views of the sparkling snowcapped peaks of Annapurna (8,091m) Massif.
You will frequently witness Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Tukuche Peak (6,920m) and Nilgiri Peak (7,061m) en route.
The trail moves across ACAP that conserves a large variety of flora and fauna. The dense forests of oak and rhododendron are dwelt by various species of animals and birds. When you get to sight some animals and hear the chirping of birds, Mohare Danda trek becomes more a lifetime experiences!
Next prize of this short trek of Annapurna region is amazing culture and hospitality with the local organic cuisines. Most of the villages of this route are populated by the Magar ethnic community. The Magar people are known for their simplicity, hard working nature and hospitality.
If you make Mohare Danda trek in spring, the entire route is beautified by the colourful rhododendron. On the other hand, if you make this trip in autumn, you can observe and participle in the Nepalese feasts and festivals.
This is the best destination for family trekking in Nepal as the trail is well maintained and it has no high passes. You can make this trek anytime of the year with your children or parents above 60 years of age!
Mohare Danda Trek Cost
Mohare Danda trek can be started from Kathmandu or Pokhara as well. You can complete it within a couple of days if you only want to reach Mohare Danda (3,320m). You can reach their in about 5/6 hours by driving along the dusty and bumpy road.
But trekking is more recommended than driving because you can explore the nature and culture during Mohare Danda trek. For a leisurely trekking, you need 10 days that combines with the World Heritage Sites tour in Kathmandu. This is to say, Mohare Danda trek cost depends upon the duration of the trek.
The community lodges and homestay sites offer you basic facilities of food and accommodation. It is really far low cost comparing the rewards of the trek. The people of this region count more on hospitality than economic benefits.
Moreover, you don’t need domestic flights to reach and return from the Lake City Pokhara. As you don’t need any restricted area trekking permit, Mohare Danda trek cost becomes cheaper than Upper Dolpo trek or Upper Mustang trek.
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Mohare Danda Trek Difficulty
Mohare Danda trek difficulty is considered to be easy that can be done by children and senior citizens as well. It is a perfect destination for family trekking in Nepal. The highest place to reach is Mohare Danda (3,320m) itself. The trails are well maintained and low altitude, too.
The stopovers have community lodges and homestay sites that you don’t have to worry about lodging and food services. You may not get a menu displaying large items of food but the food served by the local people are purely organic. The hospitality of the Magar ethnic people is more pleasant and respectful.
You have to walk through the easy trails for about 6 hours per day. There is very rare chance for altitude sickness as the destination is situated at low height. You have enough time for pause in the middle of the trek. Furthermore, the people along the Mohare Danda Trekking trial are really friendly and welcoming to the tourists.
If you are well known about Mohare Danda trekking trail, you can even do it as a solo trekker in Nepal. It is a free individual trekking (FIT) destination of Nepal accessible throughout the year. Only in rainy season, when it rains heavily, the trails are muddy and slippery. This can sometimes add up to difficulty of Mohare Danda trek, or else, it is hurdle-free trekking destination of Annapurna region.
Mohare Danda Trek Map
Mohare Danda Trek map begins from the Lake City Pokhara by driving along the Pokhara-Beni Highway. You formally begin the trek from Galeshwor and move further towards Banskharka.
Then, you will spend the nights at the community lodges or homestay sites of Nagi Village and Mohare Danda. After enjoying the amazingly beautiful sunset and sunrise view of the Annapurna Massif from Mohare Danda, you retreat to Khibang Village. Hiking along the easy trail through the dense forests of oak and rhododendron, you reach Tikot Village.
Spending a night with the most welcoming eco-community, you walk up to Tiplyang Village and catch a private jeep to return to Pokhara. From Pokhara, you can either fly or drive along the Prithvi Highway to arrive in Kathmandu.
- Short and easy trek in Annapurna region perfect for family trekking in Nepal
- Amazing culture, cuisines and hospitality of the Magar ethnic group
- One of the best sunrise view from Mohare Danda (3,320m)
- Close up view of Annapurna (8,091m) Massif, Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Tukuche Peak (6,920m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Nilgiri Peak (7,061m), etc.
- Birds and animals of Annapurna Conservation Area Project
The representative welcomes you at the Tribhuvan International Airport upon arrival. For visa procedure, don’t forget to keep USD 50 in cash, 2 copies pp sized photographs and a copy of passport in your hand bag. After finishing immigration process, you will be transferred to the hotel.
Today is the day for visiting the World Heritage Sites located in the Kathamndu Valley and preparing Mohare Danda trek. The tour guide of our agency takes you around the Monkey Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa.
Upon coming back to the hotel, the trekking guide meets you and gives the necessary details about Mohare Danda trek itinerary. If you need trekking gears, you can manage them by consulting with the team leader.
Driving along the Prithvi Highway, you reach the Lake City Pokhara today. While moving ahead, you see the sparkling snowy peaks of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Annapurna region. The green forests, small trading centers and the cultivated plains make the journey more fantastic.
When you reach Pokhara, you will check in to the hotel. Then, go around the most touristic places of this most touristic place of Nepal. You can go boating on the Phewa Lake and visit Tal Barahi Temple. If the time supports, you can even try some adventure sports activities in Pokhara. Paragliding, zip flying and Hot air ballooning in Pokhara are the most popular things to do.
You begin the trip after having breakfast by driving in a public bus or a private jeep up to Galeshwor. Driving along the bank of the Kali Gandaki River, you reach Galeshwor in about 3 hours.
You formally begin your Mohare Danda trek from here. The trail passes through the terraced farmlands, forested l ands and traditional villages. By crossing a suspension bridge over the Kali Gandaki River, you reach Banskharka at the end of the day. Overnight stay at a community lodge or homestay as per the condition.
You begin the day with the delicious breakfast and warm farewell by the villagers. By walking past the forested areas and pastoral villages, you continue the trip. On the way, you will also see the amazing scenery of the surrounding. By leaving Suntala Kharka far behind, you will reach Nagi Village to wrap the trekking for the day. Nagi Village is populated by the Magar community people and you can visit the local community school in the leisure. Overnight stay at a community lodge or homestay site.
Today’s trekking trail goes past the densely forested lands in the beginning with the dainty Mohare Peak (3,320m). The chirping birds in the oak and rhododendron forests make your day more valuable. By witnessing the enchanting view of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,693m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Tukuche Peak (6,920m) and Nilgiri Himal (7,061m), you continue the hiking.
By walking for about 6 hours along the pleasant trail, you will reach the top of a beautiful hill station at the end of the day. The panoramic sunset and sunrise view of the green hills and snowcapped mountains make the place more beautiful. Overnight stay at a community lodge or homestay site.
In the morning, enjoy the amazing sunrise view while having breakfast. Then, visit the village to converse with the local people to know more about their lifestyle, culture and tradition. Now, it is time for moving further towards today’s destination, Khibang Village.
Following the easy trail that runs through the oak and rhododendron forests, you reach Khibang in about k6 hours. Khibang is a beautiful village surrounded by community forests. You can visit community forests and local organic farms of poultry, fruit orchards and goat farms in this village. Overnight stay at a community lodge or homestay.
Today’s trek is comparatively short and more pleasant as well. By following the uphill and downhill trail that moves across the dense forests, you will finally reach Tikot Village in about 4 hours. Tikot is a small village populated by the Magar ethnic community. It is famous for unique Magar culture and tradition amidst the beautiful nature. Overnight stay at a community lodge or homestay site.
This is the final day of Mohare Danda trek that it combines partly walking and partly driving. After having delicious breakfast, the villagers bid you farewell with the red tika and garlands as the part of their hospitality. Moving ahead, you will reach Tiplyang Village, which is nestled to the southwest of Annapurna Massif on the Kali Gandaki River bank.
From Tiplyang, you catch a private jeep and drive further to the Lake City Pokhara. When you arrive in Pokhara, you will check into the hotel and go for exploring the remaining touristic centers. Don’t forget to experience the nightlife at the Lakeside full of international tourists from all around the world.
You have breakfast at the hotel and begin the retreat journey to Kathmandu. You can fly in 25 minutes enjoying the aerial view of the Himalayas, green hills and plains. If you choose driving, it takes around 7 hours along the same route you used a week ago.
After arriving in Kathmandu, our representative relocates you to the hotel. In the leisure, you can visit Thamel Bazar for shopping the handicraft products of Nepal like garments and relics. In the evening, we invite you to a cultural restaurant for farewell dinner. Enjoy the cultural shows while having the typical Nepali cuisines.
As per you flight schedule, the crewmember of our agency shifts you to the Kathmandu International Airport. Have a wonderful journey ahead! We hope to see you in next season for next tour or trekking in Nepal.
- Airport pick-up and drop off service,
- Trekking Guide, Trekking Porter
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Accommodation during the trekking
- Three Star hotel in Kathmandu and Splendid View point or equal level hotel in Kathmandu
- Trekking permit of National park,
- TIMS(Trekking Information Management System )
- Insurance and equipment for the trekking staffs
- First aid kit
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel Insurance Company .
- Personal expenses
- Heritage entry fee during the sightseeing Kathmandu & Pokhara
- Drinks, beverages, hot shower, extra accommodation in Kathmandu
- Travel insurance
- Round Trip Tourist Coach Bush service from Kathmandu to Pokhara
- Tips for guide
- Extra Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu other than mentioned in Itinerary
If you drive from Kathmandu, you can reach Mohare Danda in around 11 hours. However, if you begin the trek from Pokhara, you need around 4 days to reach Mohare Danda. As a whole, you need 5 days to 10 days to complete Mohare Danda trek from Kathmandu.
Mohare Danda trek is accessible throughout the year as it lies in the low altitude. In rainy season, the trail may be muddy and slippery due to heavy rain while in January, the thick fog may be bothering to have the wonderful vistas of the Annapurna Range. Except the heavy rainfall, thick fog and mist, all months are the best time for Mohare Danda trek.
Mohare Danda trek is one of the shortest and easiest treks of Annapurna region. It is done for experiencing the amazing culture and the Himalayas of Annapurna region. Interacting with the local people is also another attraction of this trek.
Mohare Danda trek lies in the southwest of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). You reach the trailhead from Pokhara, it takes nearly 4 hours drive along the Kali Gandaki River Valley.
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