What can i expect from this adventure?

The Mohare Danda Trek is the perfect alternative if you want to enjoy the quiet and peaceful mountains. Most people don’t know this relatively new trekking trail yet. This route takes you through thick forests, via steep ridge trails and high pastures.

Mohare itself is a hilltop station, located along the world’s deepest gorge. Therefore, this trek provides you with the best panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

How many days is the Mohare Danda Trek?

This is a 12-day trip in total, including a trek of 7 days. However, you can customize this itinerary with us.

Why should I trek to Mohare Danda?

Apart from the fantastic landscapes that you can see, you will directly support local communities during the Mohare Danda Trek. These are communities that generally miss the opportunity of doing business by being off the main trail.

What is the best time of the year for this trek?

Spring and autumn are the best seasons for this trek, considering the temperature at higher altitude, monsoon showers and snow fall.

Late spring and early autumn can be more cloudy, which may result to less mountain views. Early spring and late autumn can be cold, especially during the night and early morning. BUT, the skies can be more clear resulting in stunning mountain views. Be sure to bring a cozy sleeping bag and warm clothes to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Can I add a side trip to this trek?

Definitely! You can stitch this route together with the trek to Khopra Danda. AND, from there, you can even hike to the remote Khayer Lake (4,600 m / 15,091 ft). Sounds interesting? Take a look at our page about the trek to Khopra Danda. Then contact us for the possibilities, of combining the 2 routes in a way that suits you.

Can I customize the Mohare Danda Trek?

Of course! Actually, we encourage you to do so. Because that makes this trek unique and truly YOURS! Obviously, you don’t need to figure it all out by yourself. We are here for you. Do you want to speed up and make it extra challenging? Or, take it easy and slow? Just contact us, and let us know what you’d like to do.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Govinda & Lilly

Which Places Will I visit?

What does the itinerary look like?

Day 1 | Arrival

Welcome in Nepal! We will pick you up at the international airport in Kathmandu, and bring you to your hotel in the backpackers area of Thamel.

airport transfer – hotel

After a good night of sleep and hopefully beating the jetlag, we will meet again for a pre-trip meeting. We will introduce you to your mountain guide and we will discuss the itinerary. If you have any questions or requests, please let us know.

Note: please, make sure you bring your passport to the meeting, along with your travel insurance policy. Carry both the original policy and a copy for us. We wil also request you to clear the due balance, if any.

What’s next? You can use this day to adjust to the different timezone, altitude and climate. Also, you can prepare yourself for your trek and do some last shoppings at one of the many outdoor gear shops around your hotel.

breakfast – hotel

Early morning, your mountain guide picks you up from your hotel. Together, you take the bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara. This takes about 6 hours.

breakfast – bus – hotel

Option: To save time, you can opt for a 30-minute flight to Pokhara, instead of taking the bus. This would give you the opportunity to explore this peaceful city by the lake. Contact us for more details.

Today is the beginning of our trek! After breakfast, we drive to Galeshwor in about 3,5 hours. This is the starting point of the trek. After lunch, the trek begins to Bans Kharka. It is about a 3 hours uphill trek, during which we cross the suspension bridge over the Kali Gandaki Gorge, one of the world’s deepest gorges.

breakfast – private vehicle – lunch & dinner – community lodge

After breakfast, we trek to Nangi in about 6 to 7 hours. Along the trail, we will pass beautiful villages, and have stunning views of mountainous landscapes. Also, you will have the opportunity to visit an organic farm school and a Magar settlement.

breakfast, lunch & dinner – community lodge

Today’s trail goes through beautiful forests of oak and rhododendrons with magnificent views of mountains. For instance Machhapuchhre with the shape of a fishtail, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri and Tukuche. In the evening, the glorious sunset from Mohare will be a reward for the long trekking day.

breakfast, lunch & dinner – community lodge

Today, we will be trekking through more forests of rhododendron. Tonight, you probably go to bed a bit early. Because tomorrow, we get up early to hike up to Poon Hill. From there, you can see the magnificent sunrise over the Annapurna mountain range.

breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

Early morning, around 5 AM we begin our hike to Poon Hill (3,210 m). It takes about an hour to climb to the hill, one of the best Himalayan viewpoints in Nepal. From here we can have a spectacular view over the Himalayan ranges with an amazing sunrise.

After beholding the views we return to Ghorepani for a good breakfast. Then we set off again, off to Tadapani. We climb along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2,960 m). After that we descend to Banthanti and finally Tadapani.

breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

From Tadapani, we follow the descending trail through the forests to Ghandruk (1,940 m). This village is of the Gurung people, an ethnic group of Nepal. The Gurungs have their own dialect, culture, costume and life style. In addition to that Ghandruk is also home to many Gurkha soldiers. It is a famous trekking destination as it is known for its beautiful mountain views. In the afternoon, we can visit the Annapurna Conservation Office, museums and explore the village.

breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

Today, our trek comes to an end. After a short trek to Nayapul, there is only a short drive left back to Pokhara. In Pokhara you can have a relaxing afternoon and stroll around lakeside.

breakfast & lunch – private vehicle – hotel

We take the bus back to Kathmandu. There, we will bring you back to your hotel.

breakfast – bus– hotel

Option: To save time, you can opt for a 30-minute flight to Kathmandu, instead of taking the bus. This would give you the opportunity to explore the city. Contact us for more details.

If this is the final day of your holiday in Nepal, we will bring you back to the international airport. Goodbye friends! We hope that we will meet each other again in the future.

breakfast – airport transfer

What is Included?

Airport transfer
All required trekking permits
Experienced mountain guide
Bus (Kathmandu <> Pokhara)
Private vehicle (Nayapul > Pokhara)
Private vehicle (Pokhara > Galeshwor)
Hotel in Kathmandu (w/ breakfast) – 3 nights
Hotel in Pokhara (w/ breakfast) – 2 nights
Mountain lodge during your trek - 6 nights
Breakfast, lunch and dinner during your trek
Salary, accommodations, meals, gear and insurance for all trekking staff
VAT and tourist service charges

What is not Included?

International airfare to and from Nepal
Nepal tourist visa
Alcohol, hot and cold drinks
Travel health insurance (that covers rescue & evacuation)
All other expenses that are not mentioned below 'what's included'

Tell me more about this region

Mohare Danda Trek

935 euro

Destination: Annapurna

Duration: 12 days

Altitude: 3.000m >

Difficulty: 3/5

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Merel L
Merel L
07/04/2024
Best organisation to book your hike We loved our 4-day trip to the Muldai Viewpoint and Poonhill! By Mountain People suggested to do the Muldai Viewpoint combined with Poonhill in 4 days. The hike to Muldai was a climb but doable for everyone with basic condition. We walked to the Muldai top practically on our own with amazing viewpoints during the hike. From the Poonhill viewpoint there were lots of other tourist but also a little bit more comfort so we loved the combination. Especially our guide Pratap made the trip unforgetable. He knows everything about the nature, birds and animals. By Mountain People helped us with the preparation and fixed everything for us. Permits, food, overnight homestays etc. Would recomment to everyone. Was the best four days of our trip to Nepal
Angela M
Angela M
17/03/2024
Crafting Memories with By Mountain People in Annapurna When we decided to go to Nepal for our holidays, we knew we wanted to do a trekking in the Annapurna region, but we didnt know from where to start. That's when we met Govinda, who helped us with everything related to our trip, providing a personalised proposal for the 4 days we had, giving us all the information needed, and being a reliable and helpful point of contact during our whole journey before, during and after our trek. In the end we went for the Mulde peak trek, a less crowded route that exceded all expectations. Our guide Ganesh, was the best guide we could have wished for, always with a smile he knew every little secret of the Annapurna range, explaning not only the different routes, but also about the plants & animals present in the area, and about Nepal and its traditions. He was very caring and he made our experience unforgettable. We can only recommend to do a trekking with By Mountain People, they know what they are doing, accomodation and food was included in the total price and we didn't have to worry about anything. Having a guide in the Annapurnas is really an added value, and we can't wait to be back with a little extra time to do the Annapurna circuit next time. If you're looking to get most out of your experience in the Himalayas, and for a personalised and personal approach, then By Mountain People is the right party to team up with.
Jess M
Jess M
07/03/2024
Keep your head in the clouds but your feet on the trail. The hard miles brought big smiles on this trip with By Mountain People. They were flexible, positive, and really just a joy to be with. Made for a fun and easy trip. I continue to recommend By Mountain People to both friends and family if they have a thought of doing a trek in Nepal. Many Thank You Guys!
Sean G
Sean G
18/02/2024
Great people for a great adventure! I can't say enough about how well everything was orchestrated. Our guide and porter were wonderful and very friendly. Nepal is a beautiful country with very friendly people. It's been a few months now and I still think of the trekking almost daily. If I ever have another opportunity to hike in Nepal, I would be blessed! Thank you Govinda!
Anouk K
Anouk K
10/12/2023
Jiri - Everest Base Camp My friend and I booked a 20+ day trek with Lily & Govinda from mid-nov to begin-dec. We loved their personal approach in arranging the trip, from preparations and choosing which trek to go for, to regular check-ins during and a great feedback/debrief session afterwards! We started from Jiri instead of the popular way of flying to Lukla. That was a great experience and an absolute recommend to start lower if you have time!
eliza b
eliza b
19/11/2023
Magnificent slow trek and bird watching to Khopra Danda! Magnificent trek!! In October 2023 the two of us did this beautiful trek organized by BMP. It all started 6 months earlier, when I was looking for a company that would put people first in organizing treks in Nepal. What a nice coincidence when I learned that Govinda, a former language student of mine, happened to be the owner of By Mountain People, an organization that had customized and small scale treks as its core business! We had very nice and informative preparative talks about our wishes. Being almost 70 years of age, we wanted to have sufficient possibilities to adapt our journey on the way, in case the altitude would cause problems. Also we wanted to visit places off the beaten track and see something of village life on the way. Govinda suggested the Khopra Danda trek with some extra days so we could shorten the daily walking distance. This was a very good advice and he organized it very well! We met Govinda again in Kathmandu before we started out. He introduced us to our guide Pratap Gurung. Pratap was really a very excellent guide!! His knowledge of the natural surroundings and especially of the birds were truly amazing!! He was very attentive to our wellbeing and patiently answered our many questions. He taught us so much about the different species and habitats of all the birds he would point out to us. His experience made that we always felt safe and well looked after. Also we learnt that Govinda stayed regularly in contact to ensure that everything went well. Following our 2 weeks of trekking, BMP also organized an extra 4 days visit to Chitwan National Park. Here we stayed in the nice Safari Club hotel. Her also we were very happy with our guide Yadav Duwadi He is a nice and calm guide with a lot of knowledge and very attentive. We absolutely recommend this “slow trekking” by BMP! Specially for senior travellers such as us, but also for everybody who wants to fully enjoy the beauty of the Himalayas. A guide such as Pratap Gurung was perfectly suited for this type of trekking. Thank you BMP!! Thijl and Linda
Gira_sv
Gira_sv
12/09/2023
Tilicho Lake and Annapurna Circuit I went on a 19-day trek on the Annapurna Circuit. I had great communication with Lily and Govinda before arriving in Nepal and throughout my trip. They shared with me all the information that I needed. Ganesh, and a porter, Nima. Both of them were incredibly kind. They literally held my hand through the toughest parts of the trek and we also had lots of fun playing cards, sharing anecdotes and trying to learn each other’s languages. The Annapurna circuit itself is incredibly beautiful and diverse. Since I arrived at the end if the monsoon season there were still some rains and landslides which made the days at lower altitudes a little tricky but once we started to ascend the weather changed and we had wonderful views of the mountains on this range and visited several Tibetan towns and Gompas. Overall, I had a great experience with them I would take a trip again with them in a heartbeat. Thanks, Ganesh, Nima, Lily, and Govinda!
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Explore58284020073
30/07/2023
Small but super professional trekking company! Wish we could go back already! Govinda and Lilly just went above and beyond for my friend and I!! Shortly before arriving in Nepal, I started experiencing knee pain. I got so worried about the trek, but they changed our itinerary without any fuss whatsoever. They got us the most caring and knowledgeable trekking guide Ganesh. And they checked in with me frequently during the trek, to check if I was doing ok and enjoying. After the trek they even organized a very nice jungle safari to Chitwan NP for us. Their great tips and flexible attitude before and during our trip made it a HUGE succes!! Govinda and Lily thank you so much for your patience and helpful advice. I will be back for sure!
Jonatan D
Jonatan D
27/02/2020
Otrolig resa i Nepal Vi hade en jättebra resa i Nepal! Govinda på By Mountain People var superhjälpsam med att tillgodese våra önskemål och att skräddarsy en resplan som passade oss perfekt. Han såg till att vi fick med alla våra önskemål. Vi hann med vandring i de fantastiska bergen samt en otrolig dag med fågelsådning strax utanför Kathmandu. Jag kan verkligen rekommendera By Mountain People om du vill ha en unik upplevelse!
Gabriel G
Gabriel G
22/02/2020
Father and son Nepal trek By mountain people organised an incredible trip through Gokyo Lake and EBC. Everything ran smoothly, they took care of all the little details and genuinely care about you and your experience throughout. Handled everything with a smile and extreme professionalism - can not recommend them enough! Our amazing guide Ganesh is the reason we can look back on the trek successfully, he helped us at every step and is an all round great guy - be sure to ask for Ganesh he will make your trip unforgettable I cannot wait to book again:)

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