Mohare Danda Trek - 10 DaysMohare Danda Trek - 10 Days

Mohare Danda Trek - 11 Days

Key Information
  • Duration11 Days
  • Difficulty LevelModerate
  • Max Altitude3300m/10827ft
  • Arrival CityKathmandu
  • Best TimeMarch-May/Sep.-Dec.
  • Group Size1-16

About The Trip

The Mohare Danda Trekking is located just southwest of the Annapurna Conservation Area at Annapurna Region. This trek starts from the town of Galeshwor on the Kali Gandaki River. In order to get to the trailhead, it takes about 4-5 hours of transportation from Pokhara. You will be blessed with the mighty Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Range with many other snow-capped mountains. This trek is also rich in Gurung and Magar communities with traditional culture.

Overview

Mohare Danda Trek in Nepal is the foothill of Annapurna and famous for the Eco Lodge Community trek. It is situated at an elevation of 3,300 m in the Kaski District of the west of Nepal. This Mohare Panorama Trek is a peaceful trek within this region and naturally tallest hill with a splendid panorama of mountains. This newly opened trekking trail of the Annapurna Region is bounded by beautiful nature, hospitable local people, furious rivers, ample waterfalls, and beautiful glittering peaks. Mohare Danda is the best alternative trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek if you want to escape from many trekkers.

Exotic Mohare Danda Hike offers an amazing view of the snowcapped mountains of Dhaulagiri I (8,167 m), Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Nilgiri (7,061 m), and Hiunchuli (6,441 m). This trek gives a remarkable experience of natural legacies like a variety of species like oak rhododendrons, pine trees, bamboo, and various wild animals. You will also cross through terraced fields, pastureland, green hills, spectacular rivers, and hot spring. Furthermore, you can also see magnificent sunrise and sunset views over the sparkling mountains.

Trip to Mohare Danda not only blessed with nature but also rich in local culture and hospitable people. This trek is blessed with the rich culture of Magar and Gurung communities, an essential highlight of this trek. You will get an opportunity to enjoy incredible culture, heartwarming hospitality, and friendly nature. Direct interaction with local people with day-to-day life on the Himalayas, far away from the hustle and bustle, makes your trek unforgettable.

This short trekking will be not much tiring and monotonous as expected because of flashing splendid panoramic Himalayan ranges, which refresh the tired eyes and fills invigorating energy in you. Mohare Danda Trek in the Himalayas is the best choice for travelers who have a short time exploring natural and cultural beauties.

In addition to this trip, other fantastic alternative trekking routes are seeking more significant challenges. You can choose any trip from Annapurna Region Trekking like Annapurna Circuit Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Nar Phu Valley Trek, and Mardi Himal Trek. For more Annapurna Trekking Package, you can explore more exclusive Himalayan Odyssey tour packages.

Mohare Danda Trek Route

Mohare Danda Trek Route starts with an adventurous ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It takes about 5-6 hours to ride through the green hills and raging rivers. Early morning we start early morning drive from Pokhara to Galeshwor, which will take about 4-5 hours of a bumpy ride. After some ride, we will reach Galeshwor and started our trek to Banskharka. During the walk, you will walk through stone paves stairs and tiny farming communities. During the trek, you will also enjoy the mountain peaks from a distance. After 3-4 hours of walk, we will overnight at Banskhara. Next morning we will wake up for the next adventure and beautiful scenery. During the trek to Nangi Community Lodge, you will walk across few race fields and through local communities. In the evening, there will be a setting sun repealing the white peaks. There will be fantastic sunshine over the mountains, which forms red or pink color in snow-capped peaks. After dinner, we will have a rest and recharge for the next day.

Today morning we will have a little strenuous walk as we will be gaining 1,000 meters this day. The trail is mostly uphill, with intervals of the flat route in between the climbs. We will pass through green forests, fantastic tree lines with epic views. As we trek further uphill and downhill, we will reach Mohare Danda. This is the highest peak with the magnificent view of Dhaulagiri Range, Annapurna Range, Nilgiri, and many other panoramic views of mountains. Today we will be traveling to Ghorepani Poon Hill through rhododendron forests. You will witness lots of colorful barked trees, carpeted trials with leaves, and the decoration of wildflowers. The trial eventually connected with the Ghandruk Village. We started our hike drive in the morning to Pokhara via Nayapul. The next day, we will reach Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu.

Mohare Danda Trek Difficulty

This is a subjective question, and everybody has a diverse answer depending on their fitness level and prior trekking experience. Personally, we do not think it was too bad overall. That’s not to say it wasn’t hard — there are definitely difficult sections. But as a whole, we believe it has a great mixture of both easy and moderate trails.

During the trials, you will have to climb lots of stairs for about 2-3 hours. Rest of the days the trial have a balance of uphill and flat section of trials. You will find straight and long downhill at the trek ending, which will make your knee somehow painful.

You do not have to worry about the altitude problem because you will reach 3,300 meters above sea level as the highest. Some people may have the problem with a dull headache, but it is nothing compared to what you can experience on a higher elevation.

Mohare Danda Trek Weather

Nepal contains a diverse landscape with different geographical conditions. Nepal possesses all tropical as well as alpine weather conditions. So, if you are thinking of visiting Nepal, you can schedule it throughout the year. There are usually four seasons a year and fit destinations as their attraction.

September to November

By far, it is the most popular trekking period in the Annapurna region. Hikers gather in the region to feel the clean, fresh, and energized area after the monsoon period. The weather is generally mild on the lower part, with an average temperature of 15 degrees Celsius and night temperatures remain above freezing. As you get higher in altitude temperatures, drop quite considerably.

In this month, views are generally crystal clear, rainfall is very low, and there are more sunny days during this period. The night sky is magnificent during this period, and you will be surprised to see a billion stars that appear every night in bright clarity!

December to February

This is the coldest weather season in the Annapurna region. Depending on the altitude, daytime will be very relaxed, and night will drop below freezing. Tea houses may open during the cold winter period, and if you decide to trek in this season, you will find a warm meal and place to rest.

The winter period commonly consists of cloudy days that obscure views. However, there are frequently crystal clear days that are often more clear than mid-summer! Towards the end of the winter, around March, you will start to see the stunning images of rhododendrons as they begin to sprout around Ghorepani. These are not missed and decorate green hillsides into red, white, and pink sparks of color.

March to May

The colorful rhododendrons and warmer weather make trekkers attracted easily during this period. This is another popular trekking season, and the snow that bothered the route is all but dissolute on the lower parts.

April is a beautiful time for crystal clear views, especially when you blend them with the shinning red hills of rhododendrons. The average daytime temperature at lower altitudes is around 10 degrees Celsius while the night usually is freezing.

June to August

Mid-June sees the coming of the Monsoon period. We don’t recommend trekking in the monsoon season because southern parts get heavy rainfall.

But the Mustang region lies within the rain-shadow area makes trekking perfectly possible during the Monsoon. While Pokhara gets 800mm of rain per month during this period. Regions like Jomsom and Marpha get as little as 50mm! You will meet few trekkers who have the added benefit of observing all the beautiful flora species, which makes the trek particularly lovely.

Mohare Danda Trek Cost

When you are thinking about exploring the Himalayas like Mohare Danda, there will be many factors to consider. These include route, best time, how fit do we need to be? But one of the most important confusion will be, “How much does Mohare Danda Trek cost?”

Whether you are budget dependent or not, it is essential to consider how much you want to pay for the trip and what is the actual cost. The baseline cost of the Mohare Danda Trek will depend on the number of variables. Your cost will change based on how comprehensive you want your trip to be.

On average Mohare Danda, the trek will generally be 8-12 days and the cost is generally somewhere between USD 900 to USD 1200. This price includes domestic transportation, meals, professional trekking guides, porters, accommodation, and others. You will get some discounts if you are in groups. The cost of Mohare Danda Trek highly depends upon traveling as private or in a group.

Mohare Danda Trek Altitude

                                                Photo: Altitude Chart

Highlights

  • Experience new hiking path in the Annapurna Region.
  • Provides Eco community tracks and lodge.
  • A stunning and closer glimpse of Mt. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range.
  • Explore the fabulous culture and lifestyle of Gurung and Magar peoples.
  • Amazing sunset and sunrise view from the top of the Mohare Danda (3,300 m).
  • Cross the rhododendron forest, waterfalls, beautiful village, and magnification landscapes.
  • Scenic drive along the Kali Gandaki and Trishuli rivers.
  • Rather mountains than Poon hill from Mohare Danda.
  • Explore the village lifestyle and their livelihood.
  • Scenic and adventurous drive along the edge of Trishuli and Kali Gandaki River.

Itinerary

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It is a notice to all our guest who is joining Mohare Danda Trekking that our journey will begin our bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then Galeshwor which takes two days. This will be included in the package; however, you can book a Private Jeep for a luxury ride with an added cost. If you take a private Jeep, you can reach Galeshwor directly, which saves one day.

We, The Himalayan Odyssey, will organize the Mohare Danda Trek with the most suitable arrangements. However, there can be some issues that are beyond our handle. Heavy rainfall, snowing, avalanches and landslides can extend the trip in the lower altitude region of Annapurna, but it is very little probability in Mohare Danda.

This itinerary is only for guidelines. We can customize the itinerary according to your requirement and the time you have.

Abbreviation

B - Breakfast
L - Lunch
D - Dinner

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsLunch
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude900 m
  • Accommodation Community Lodge
  • MealsB, L, D
  • Time2-3 hours
  • Maximum Altitude1450 m
  • Accommodation Community Lodge
  • MealsB, L, D
  • Time5-6 hours
  • Maximum Altitude2250 m
  • Accommodation Community Lodge
  • MealsB, L, D
  • Time5-6 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3300 m
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsB, L, D
  • Time.5-6 hours
  • Maximum Altitude2853 m
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsB, L, D
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude1900 m
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsB, L
  • Time4-5
  • Maximum Altitude850 m
  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • MealsLunch
  • Time6-7
  • Maximum Altitude1350 m

    Cost Details

    Included
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu with BB plan
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek
    • Annapurna Conservation Area entry fee and TIMS card
    • Experienced Himalayan trek guide and porter (2 trekkers: 1 guide and porter)
    • Tourist Bus for Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu. (domestic flight if extra charge added)
    • Private vehicle from Pokhara to Ghaleswor
    • Private vehicle from Nayapul to Pokhara
    • Arrival transfer from the international airport to your hotel
    • Tea house lodge during your trek
    • First Aid Kit during the trek
    • Staff Insurance
    • Salary, food, and accommodation of your staff during the trek
    • All ground transportation as per itinerary
    • Tour Certificate
    • Farewell Dinner
    Excluded
    • International flight ticket
    • International airport tax
    • Visa Fee
    • Other personal items. (Phone calls, snacks, hot and cold drinks, laundry, alcohol, extra porter, shower, etc )
    • Travel insurance
    • Tips for staff and guide
    • Private Travel Equipment
    • Anything that is not listed in the “PRICE INCLUDES” section above

    Good to Know

    Packing List for Mohare Danda Trek

    Every trekking requires certain preparation of gears and types of equipment for the journey to make your trip more comfortable. It is recommended to carry the necessary and light things so that it will be easy while you are walking. The following belongings are recommended that should be brought, although we concede that our clients have their own decision for the clothing. To know what to expect in the Mohare Danda Trek, we have prepared some useful clothing & gear during the trek.

     

    Travel Documents

    • Airline tickets (confirmation and itinerary)
    • Nepal Visa form (may be obtained at Kathmandu Airport)
    • Travel insurance policy documents
    • Valid passport
    • Copy of passport (2 copies, first page only)
    • Passport photos (4)

    Travel Equipment

    • Duffel bag (100 liters; no wheels or rigid handles)
    • Lightweight, duffel bag
    • Luggage locks
    • Travel wallet
    • Passport/money belt
    • Sleeping bag liner
    • Travel plug adapters
    • Electrical converter

    Travel Clothing

    • Quick-dry undergarments
    • Synthetic or wool T-shirt
    • Long-sleeve, travel-friendly shirt and pants
    • Casual shoes
    • Mid-weight wool or synthetic socks

    Trekking Equipment

    • Day pack (25–35 liters)
    • Sleeping bag comfortable to 0°F (dependent upon season, weather forecast and personal preference)
    • Waterproof hiking boots
    • Camp shoes (down booties or running shoes)
    • LED headlamp with extra batteries
    • Trekking poles

    Trekking Clothing

    • Wool or synthetic T-shirts (2)
    • Mid-weight fleece or soft-shell jacket (2)
    • Mid-weight down or synthetic parka with hood
    • Convertible hiking pants
    • Fleece pants or insulated pants
    • Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain jacket and pants
    • Mid-weight waterproof and fleece gloves or mittens
    • Sun hat
    • Mid-weight wool or synthetic socks (3 pairs)
    • Liner socks (optional)
    • Glacier sunglasses
    • Neck gaiter, balaclava, Buff or bandana

    Food

    • Energy bars
    • Electrolyte replacement drink mix
    • Snacks (cookies, GORP, Snickers, etc.)

    FAQs

    • Q1. Where is Mohare Danda?

      Mohare Danda is positioned at Ramche of Myagdi district. This hill is just southwest of the Annapurna Conservation Area at Annapurna Region.

    • Mohare Danda Trek Route starts with a ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara then Galeshwor. Further, we will then trek to trek to Banskharka, Nangi Community Lodge, and reach Mohare Danda.

    • The elevation of Mohare Danda Trek is 3300m/10827ft.

    • Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) season is the best time to trek Mohare Danda.

    • The entry fee for Nepalese is Rs.100 per person, for SAARC Rs.1,000 per person, and for other Nationals Rs.3,000 per person.

    • Mohare Danda is the best alternative trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. Exotic Mohare Danda Hike offers an amazing view of the snowcapped mountains of Dhaulagiri I (8,167 m), Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Nilgiri (7,061 m), and Hiunchuli (6,441 m). Furthermore, you can also see magnificent sunrise and sunset views over the sparkling mountains.

    • The daily gain in altitude during Mohare Danda Trek is about 350 to 400 meters.

    • It takes about 10 to 15 days to complete Mohare Danda Trek according to your itineray.

    • The menu in Ghorepani Poon Hill is a mixture of traditional local, and western food almost everywhere but as we go up close, the menu will be limited. 

    • Mohare Danda Trek with kids is the most suitable short trek for kid’s families. A kid age above 10 years old can easily trek this destination.

    • Any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any prior experience. You must be moderately fit and prepared for long days. The fitter we are the more pleasant experience we will have during Mohare Danda trekking.

    • We suggest you consult the doctor. However, we advise you to bring simple medicines like Ibuprofen, Codeine, Paracetamol, Strepsils, anti-diarrhea tablets, and Diamox (for altitude sickness). If you are having a package tour then the company will provide you such basic medicines.

    • The routes are quite moderate compared to other trekking regions. This trek is suitable for beginners. On this trek, you will be making some steep uphill climbs and downhill walks.

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