The Mohare Danda is situated at the elevation of 3,300 meters from the sea level. Also, this trail is considered as the best alternative choice for Ghorepani Poon hill trek.
It is an ideal trek for the people with a desire to enjoy the panoramic view of mountains and encounter village life with limited time or who are concerned about high altitude. Also, this trekking route helps to promote sustainable Eco-tourism and uplift the lifestyle of local inhabitants.
It is not specified as the best season to explore this trek. Though, Autumn and Spring are the best seasons for Mohare hill trek. The trail was started in 2010 with the help of UNDP/MEDEP. This trek was initiated to promote sustainable Eco-tourism and support the local community projects to uplift local people’s life standards.
Focusing on Village tourism, they offer home stay and local lodges and one can get golden time to directly interact with the local people so that they can have a deeper understanding of the cultural and traditional practices.
The Mohare Danda Trek begins from Galeshwor, a short drive from Pokhara, This trek is admired for the beautiful landscapes, including rice terraces; panoramic views of the silvery mountains, and walking through one of the world’s biggest colorful rhododendron forests.
You will be delighted to witness the spectacular sunrise over the whole Himalayan peaks including Fishtail-6998m, Annapurna I- 8091m, Annapurna II- 7939m, Annapurna III-7555m, Annapurna IV-7525m, Himchuli – 6441m, Annapurna South – 7219m, Dhaulagiri – 8167m, etc.
HIGHLIGHTS OF MOHARE HILL TREK
Exploration of diverse cultures and traditions of different ethnic community
Contribution to the development and promotion of Sustainable Eco-tourism.
Spectacular sunrise over the whole Himalayan peaks including Fishtail-6998m, Annapurna I- 8091m, and more.
walking through the one of the world’s biggest colorful rhododendron forests.
OutLine of Mohare Danda Trek
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 03: Drive Pokhara to Galeshwor & trek to Banskharka
Day 04: Trek Banskharka to Nangi
Day 05: Trek Nangi to Mohare Danda
Day 06: Trek Mohare Danda to Ghorepani
Day 07: Trek Ghorepani to Tadapani
Day 08: Trek Tadapani to Chhomrong
Day 09: Trek Chhomrong to Landruk
Day 10: Trek Landruk to Pothana
Day 11: Trek Pothana to Phedi & drive to Pokhara: visit Devi’s fall, Gupteshowri Cave & World Peace stupa
Day 12: Flight Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 13: Departure
Details Itineary of Mohare Danda Trek
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu: you will be transferred to the Hotel by one of our representatives. Welcome dinner at one of the traditional Nepali restaurants in Kathmandu with folk music and dances.
Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m): a scenic drive for about 7 hours to Pokhara by a private vehicle.
Drive Time: 6 - 7 hours (200Km)
Difference in Elevation: - 514m
Day 03: Drive Pokhara to Galeshwor (1170m) and trek to Banskharka (1450m): a scenic drive for about 4 hours takes us to Galeshwor where we start our trek to Banskharka. It is about 2 - 3 hours trek depending on our pace. The trail goes through a lush green forest.
Overnight: Community Lodge
Driving Time: 4 hour
Walking Time: 3 hour
Difference in Elevation: + 630m
Day 04: Trek Banskharka to Nangi (2250m): enjoying the view of the mountain ranges, lush green forest, and traditional Magar villages; we trek to Nangi, a traditional Magar village.
Overnight: Community Lodge
Walking Time: 5 - 6 hour
Difference in Elevation: +800m
Day 05: Trek Nangi to Mohare Danda (3300m): as we continue our trek, we walk through the lush green forest of Oak and Rhododendrons and the view of the mountains is superb for a major part of the day. We can enjoy the glorious sunset view from Mohare hill station (if weather permits).
Overnight: Community Lodge
Walking Time: 6 -7 hour
Difference in Elevation: +1050m
Day 06: Trek Mohare Danda to Ghorepani (2860m): start our day with the great sunrise view over the magnificent mountains of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. The viewpoint is not far from the lodge so we can enjoy the splendid view of the mountains and sunrise during our breakfast as well. Then continuing our trek, we walk through the Rhododendron forest enjoying the view of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountains to Ghorepani (This is where we get back to classic Annapurna trail).
Walking Time: 5 hour
Difference in Elevation: - 440m
Day 07: Trek Ghorepani to Tadapani (2590m): in the early morning we hike to Poon Hill (3210m) to catch the sunrise over the magnificent mountain ranges. Seventeen different mountain peaks including two of the highest ones in the world; Dhaulagiri( 8167m, 7th Highest) and Annapurna I (8091m, 10th Highest) as well as Annapurna II( 7939m), Annapurna III(7555m), Annapurna IV(7525m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Himchuli(6441m), Annapurna South(7219m), Tukuche Peak(6920m), and Lamjung Himal(6986m) can be seen. Then we retrace our steps to Ghorepani. After breakfast we continue our trek climbing a small hill leaving behind the view of Poon Hill then the trail descends through dense mossy forest rich with birdlife to Tadapani.
Walking Time: 6 -7 hours
Difference in Elevation: - 270m
Day 08: Trek Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m): our day starts with a steep descend from Tadapani through the rhododendron forest. As we approach Gurjung, the trail ascends through the paddy field. We then take an easy walk to Chhomrong, where we can have very close views of Annapurna and Fishtail.
Walking Time: 5 hours
Difference in Elevation: - 420m
Day 09: Trek Chhomrong to Landruk (1565): the trek to Jhinu Danda takes about an hour where we stop for a relaxing plunge into hot spring. After our relaxing dip in hot spring, continue our trek to Landruk, a small Gurung village, where you can see some traditional Gurung roundhouses.
Walking Time: 4 hours
Difference in Elevation: - 605 m
Day 10: Trek Landruk to Pothana (1890m): we continue our trek towards Pothana enjoying the view of Annapurna and Pokhara valley. It is about 5 hours trek, goes through several small Gurung settlements.
Walking Time: 5 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 325m
Day 11: Trek Pothana to Phedi and drive to Pokhara (820m): start our hike down to Phedi early in the morning enjoying the view of Pokhara valley. As we arrive in Phedi, our bus picks us up and drives to Pokhara. In the afternoon, we visit Devi's fall, Gupteswori Cave, and World Peace Stupa.
Walking Time: 3 Hours
Driving Time: ½ hour
Difference in Elevation: - 1070m
Day 12: Flight Pokhara to Kathmandu (1334m): a panoramic flight back to Kathmandu.
Flight Time: 25 minutes
Difference in Elevation: + 514m
Day 13: Transfer to the airport for departure.
Accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara on twin sharing BB Basis
Welcome dinner at one of the traditional Nepali restaurants in Kathmandu
Private vehicle Kathmandu to Pokhara
Private vehicle Pokhara - Galeshwor / Phedi – Pokhara
Flight Pokhara to Kathmandu
English speaking Trekking Guide and a porter
Trekking permits: TIMS, and Annapurna conservation area entry fee
Meals (Full board) during the trek (BLD)
Drinks (Tea and Coffee only / with breakfast)
Accommodation in Lodge/homestay during the trek
All necessary documents and government tax
Insurance for all staff (including guide, porter)
International Flights (to/from Kathmandu)
Lunches and Dinners in Kathmandu / Pokhara
Travel Insurance (compulsory and we strongly advise you to take out to cover accident/repatriation helicopter / medical care)
Alternative / additional transportation (flights/vehicles), Food and Accommodation in case of bad weather, flood, landslide, heavy rain, strike, road blockade, flight cancellation, etc.
Personal expenses such as snacks, cold drinks, mineral water, alcoholic drinks, telephone, etc.
Tips for tour staff or car/van/bus driver.
Note: The tour cost will be adjusted according to the group size.