Mohare Danda Trek
Mohare Danda Trek is a newer track exploring the foothills of Annapurna and is a great alternative to the more crowded Ghorepani-Poonhill trek. The Mohare Danda Trek utilized another trail that still begins at Pokhara and then proceeds to Banskharka, next to Nangi and then Mohare. Located by the world’s deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki Gorge, Mohare has an elevation of 3330m which means you will be rewarded with excellent panoramic vistas of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges. Here you will encounter the culture and friendly people comprising the local Magar communities who benefit from your presence here.
In addition to the amazing mountain views you will also be exploring a mix of forests including oak, pine and rhododendron. And within these forests are an eclectic selection of animals such as spotted dear, barking deer, wild boar, antelope, sloth bear, langur and monkeys along with hundreds of bird species! In addition to the Magar’s there are also Gurung, Kami, Damai, Brahmin and more. They also provide local accommodations in the form of tea-houses, home-stays and sometimes community lodges. We can discuss arrangements with you if you have any special requests.
DEPARTURE/RETURN TIA Kathmandu
DIFFICULTY LEVEL Easy/Moderate
HIGHEST ALTITUDE 3300 m
* Free pick up and drop off by vehicle from/to international airport.
* Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
* All meals during trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with tea/coffee
* Three times a day in a cup).
* Lodge (Community Eco-Lodge) accommodation during trekking.
* One highly educated, experienced, first air trained, fluent English Speaking,
local language speaking, friendly and government
* Authorized trekking guide and required porters (one porter for two Clients).
* Guide/Porter’s food, accommodation, salary, insurance,
transportation and equipment.
* Entire overland transportation.
* Annapurna Conservation Area Project *ACAP) and Trekking Information
management system (TIMS) card
* Two nights Hotel in Pokhara.
* Water purification iodine drops/pills for alternative tourism.
* Government tax and service charge.
* Hard and soft table drinks such as Coke, Fanta, mineral water, beer.
* Flight Ticket from KTM-PKR (Two way if needed).
* Personal Travel Insurance.
* Rescue operation.
* International air fare.
* Nepal tourist visa fee ($25 for 15 days and $40 for 30 days visa).
* Tips for guide and porter (highly recommended).
Day 1: Arrival
Kathmandu Airport Arrival
When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, there will be one of our team members waiting to warmly welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. Once you’ve checked in and had some refreshments our Sherpa Guide will come to meet you and provide a short orientation regarding your Mohare Danda Trek. Then you can explore the energetic streets of Kathmandu and familiarize yourself with area and perhaps have something to eat.
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu, no meals included.
Drive to Pokhara takes 6 hours or fly takes a 30 minute flight
After you’ve enjoyed your breakfast we depart the hotel early for the scenic drive to Pokhara. The time can vary from 6-8 hours depending on conditions and stops. There is also the time saving option of flying from Kathmandu to Pokhara which only takes about 35 minutes. Tonight you will stay in a hotel in the picturesque ‘City of Lakes’, Pokhara.
Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara, Included meals: Breakfast.
Drive to Galeshwor(1170m) then trek to Bans Kharka(1525m) – 3 hour walk
Awake to the beauty of the lake and have an energizing breakfast before we head off on a 3 ½ hour drive to Galeshwor located on the banks of the Kali Gandai River. Then we’ll enjoy a scenic lunch before embarking on our first hike to Bans Kharka. It’s about 3 hours going gradually uphill and you will have the thrill of crossing the suspension bridge over the Kali Gandaki Gorge, by some accounts the world’s deepest gorge.
Overnight at Hotel in Bans Kharka, Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Trek to Nangi(2230m) – 7 hour walk
Recharge with breakfast and then we’re off trekking to Nangi. It takes about 6-7 hours during which you will come across lovely hillside villages, amazing mountain landscapes and assorted birds and animals. There is an added treat of visiting an organic farm school at the Magar settlement. Tonight we will stay at: Community Lodge accommodation including all meals.
Trek to Mohare Danda(3300m) – 7 hours walk
Be prepared to see Nepalese Nature in abundance as the trail today take us through lovely Oak and Rhododendron Forests and then wonderful scenic views of Machapuchre(Fishtail), Dhaulagiri, Tukche and the South Annapurna’s. Come evening we will be rewarded with the beautiful sunset from Mohare Hill Station. Overnight stay is again at a: Community Lodge with all meals included.
Trek to Ghorepani(2750m) from Poon Hill(3210m) 5-6 hour walk
We will pass through more Rhododendron Forest today on the way to Ghorepani. The fantastic views of the Annapuna Range are why Poon Hill is so popular and why you worked so hard to get here. The overnight stay at Ghorepani is in a Lodge with all meals included.
Trek to Ghandruk Village(1900m) – 5 hour walk
Today’s terrain is quite varied ranging from flatlands to cultivated land to forest and once again a heart stopping suspension bridge at Khumnu Khola. Upon arrival at the quiet and peaceful village of Ghandrul you will be feast your eyes upon the myriad views of mountain ranges including Machhapuchhare, Annapurna South, Annapurna lll, Hiunchuli and Gangapunra. From an assortment of Teahouses or Hotels in the village you will receive a heartfelt greeting with customary warm Nepalese hospitality.
Overnight at Ghandruk with all meal included.
Trek to Nayapul and then drive to Pokhara hotel – 4 hour walk
Yes this is the last day of the trek. First we’ll enjoy a leisurely breakfast before ascending to Nayapul, which is about a 5 hour walk. We will follow a trail that’s paved with stones and then pass through some more tranquil villages. Upon crossing the Modi Khola we come to Birethanti and then about half an hour later we arrive at Nayapul. Transport will be provided to Pokhara where you can enjoy the lakes and reminisce.
Overnight at Pokhara Hotel includes breakfast.
Drive (or fly) back to Kathmandu
If you’re driving back to Kathmandu we will head up to Damauli, Dumri, Kurintar and Mugling where a Cable Car is operated to take us to the Manakarna Temple. This temple is where most Nepalese people come to make their wishes (and hopefully granted) before leaving home or getting married. From Naubise we make the short climb to Thakot, the gateway to Kathmandu and home.
Overnight at Hotel with dinner included.
Goodbye for now, hope to see you again…
Partake in your last breakfast knowing that our staff and vehicles will be standing by to take you to the airport the usual 3 hours before your flight. Safe travels, Namaste.
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