What can i expect from this adventure?

The short Mulde Trek, also known as Mulde Viewpoint of Muldai Viewpoint, is a newly opened viewpoint in the Annapurna region. This is probably the best viewpoint to see the Annapurna range from lower elevation and upclose. is a nice trekking goal if your are looking for a short trek that fits in a short timeframe, or if this is going to be your first trekking experience.

What can I expect from Mulde Viewpoint?

Mulde Hill is a relatively new viewpoint, offering a nice short trekking experience in the region. This brilliant spot is located at an altitude of 3,640 m (11,930 ft), which offers 360-degree mountain sceneries of Annapurna, scopes of Fishtail, Gangapurna, Lamjung, and beautiful valleys.

Where is Mulde Viewpoint located?

The Mulde Viewpoint is located on Mulde Hill, in the Annapurna region. This region is north from Pokhara which is about 400 km west of Kathmandu. The viewpoint lies east of the popular trekking destination of Ghorepani, Poon Hill.

What makes the Mulde Trek special?

Mulde is less crowded than other trekking destinations in the area. Such as Ghorepani Poon Hill, Dhampus and Ghandruk. However, with this trek, you pass through the flowery village of Ghandruk and visit Poon Hill as well.

You’ll witness many various ethnic groups and their exceptional culture and tradition; and captivating splendor of snow-capped mountains. For Photographers the hills and rhododendron forested ridgelines that offer an enthralling view and could be the best spot. During the spring this trail will be colorful with the Rhododendron flowers.

If you want to skip Ghorepani and just want to enjoy the peaceful hike than Rugged Trails will customize the short trek up to Mulde Hill or Mulde viewpoint. By doing this Mulde viewpoint trek will be for 2 days from Pokhara.

5 reasons why you should trek to Mulde Viewpoint

  1. Panorama mountain views from lower elevation
  2. Cover 2 viewpoints in 1 trek: Mulde Hill and Poon Hill
  3. Real mountain trekking experience
  4. Blooming rhododendron forests in March
  5. Best short trek from Pokhara (4 days)

Can I customize the Mulde Hill Trek?

Absolutely! Actually, we encourage you to do so. That would make this trek unique and truly YOURS.

Send us a message! We’re ready to assist. 🙂

Govinda & Lilly

Which Places Will I visit?

What does the itinerary look like?

Welcome to Nepal! We will pick you up at the international airport in Kathmandu, and bring you to your hotel in the travelers 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. You will be introduced to your mountain guide (and porter) and we will discuss your itinerary. If you have any questions or requests, please ask!

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 in the area

breakfast – hotel

Early morning, your mountain guide picks you up from your hotel. You take the bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara together. This will take 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.

Your guide and a driver will be ready to drive to Ghandruk early morning. This will be the real starting point of our Mulde Trek together!

From Ghandruk, we head towards Tadapani, a popular stop for trekkers on the Annapurna trail. The trail goes uphill all the way through a thick forest of oak and rhododendron. There are some steep ascents en route that can leave you breathless. The gleaming summits of Annapurna South and Machhapuchre (Fishtail Peak) appear closer as we climb higher. After the climb, we will finally reach the village of Tadapani.

breakfast, lunch  and dinner – mountain lodge

Leaving Tadapani, we make our way toward Dobato. The trail is filled with trees and boulders covered in moss and lichen. There are some steep uphills and downhills with fantastic views of the Annapurna range. On reaching Dobato we make our way to a local teahouse.

Dobato is a small settlement filled with few houses and a couple of teahouses. Not many trekkers visit Dobato, as it lies farther away from the popular trails. Because of less tourist traffic, the amenities offered at the teahouses in Dobato are quite basic.

Once you reach the teahouse, you can rest for a while and take some refreshments. If you have the stamina, you can already hike to Mulde Viewpoint for sunset.

breakfast, lunch and dinner – mountain lodge

To enjoy the sunrise, we make an early morning hike to the Mulde Viewpoint. While Annapurna South, Annapurna I and Fishtail Peak appear quite close you can see other peaks like Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, Baraha Shikhar, Lamjung Himal and other giants. It looks like they’re shining majestically in the golden rays of the early morning sun.

After enjoying the view and taking pictures, we descend to Dobato. We’ll have our breakfast here, whereafter we proceed towards Ghorepani. You walk past the ridge of the Mulde Peak and walk through a dense forest of rhododendrons. During spring the entire forest is heavenly filled with pink and red rhododendron flowers.

An up-and-down trail takes us past small brooks and waterfalls and mountainside villages. An ascent up a stone staircase brings us to the settlement of Ghorepani, an ancient pit stop that was once a hub for mule caravans of traders traveling along the Tibet salt trade route.

breakfast, lunch  and dinner – mountain lodge

Let’s wake up before sunrise again, and head to Poon Hill! This viewpoint lies right above Ghorepani. Use a head torch to light your way in the dark, while climbing a series of steps to reach Poon Hill. It’s a tough ascend to the top with rewarding views.

It’s an amazing experience to see the mountains light up by the first light of the dawn. The snow-covered mountains change color from pink to golden as the sun slowly rises. It’s a striking sight, one that you will cherish and remember for a looong, long time.

After enjoying the view, we walk back down to Ghorepani again for a hearty breakfast. Then we head down to Hille, the final destination of the trek. Our vehicle will be waiting to drive us back to Pokhara. 

In Pokhara you can relax at your hotel. Or, you can spend the evening strolling down lakeside and experiencing the nightlife.

breakfast, lunch – drive – hotel

Today, we take the bus back to Kathmandu. And there, we will bring you 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 it’s the final day of your holiday in Nepal, we will bring you back to the international airport.

Goodbye friends! We hope that you will cherish these memories we’ve made together forever.

breakfast – airport transfer

What is Included?

Airport transfer
All required trekking permits
Experienced mountain guide
Bus (Kathmandu <> Pokhara)
Hotel in Kathmandu (w/ breakfast) – 3 nights
Hotel in Pokhara (w/ breakfast) – 2 nights
Mountain lodge during your trek - 3 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

Mulde Trek [Sunrise Viewpoint]

966 euro

Destination: Annapurna
Duration: 9 days
Altitude: 3.000m >
Difficulty: 2/5

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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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