Mohare Danda Trek

Mohare Danda Trek

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The Mohare Danda Trek is the perfect alternative if you want to enjoy the quiet and peaceful mountains. Because this is a new trekking trail that is unknown to many. The route takes you from thick forests to 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.

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

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  • Activity Level 3,000m >
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All about the Mohare Danda Trek.

Trek to Mohare Danda

The Mohare Danda Trek is a new trekking route in the foothills of the Annapurna’s. This is the perfect alternative to the crowded Poon Hill Trek.

The trek to Mohare Danda takes an alternative route up from Pokhara to Bans Kharka and Mohare (3300m). Mohare itself is a hilltop station, lying 300 meters above the popular Poon Hill. And it is located along the world’s deepest gorge, which is why this trek provides you with the best panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. One of the most unique experiences at Mohare Danda, is to view the stunning sunrise and sunset.

Apart from the fantastic landscapes that you will see, the trek also takes you through mythical forests of oak, pine and rhododendron. And, with this trek you directly support local communities that generally miss the opportunity of doing business by being off the main trail. This is very important to By Mountain People as we aim to promote sustainable tourism and support local communities whenever we can. These locals benefit from providing trekkers with accommodation along the trail, in the form of homestays, community lodges and teahouses.


Alternative Route

Curious about an other off the beaten trail in the region? Take a look at the slightly longer 9-days Khopra Danda Trek.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • airport transfer
  • experienced mountain guide
  • bus (Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu)
  • private vehicle (Pokhara – Nayapul – Pokhara)
  • TIMS Card (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit)
  • hotel in Kathmandu w/ breakfast – 2 nights
  • hotel in Pokhara w/ breakfast – 2 nights
  • accommodations during your trek – 6 nights
  • breakfast, lunch and dinner during your trek
  • VAT and tourist service charges
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Nepal tourist visa
  • travel health insurance
  • emergency evacuation if needed
  • alcohol, hot and cold drinks
  • trekking equipments
  • tips for your trekking staff and drivers (will be expected)
  • all other expenses that are not mentioned below ‘cost includes’
  1. Day 1 Kathmandu (1400m)

    By Mountain People welcomes you at the international airport and brings you to your hotel in Thamel.

    Later this day, we will meet at your hotel or at our office for a pre-trip meeting. We introduce you to your guide and talk about your itinerary. If you have any questions or requests, we would like to hear them from you.

    Note: Please make sure you bring your passport to the meeting along with three copies, two photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. We also request you to clear the due balance if any.

    airport transfer – hotel

  2. Day 2 Pokhara (830m)

    Early morning, your mountain guide picks you up at your hotel at 6:30 am. Together you take the bus to Pokhara that leaves around 7:30 am.

    Pokhara is located in a beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa Lake. The city is also known for its panoramic views. For instance, you can see Annapurna and Machhapuchhre (fish tail shape) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west and Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. Pokhara is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu. Hence, it is the perfect starting point for our trek.

    breakfast – bus – hotel

  3. Day 3 Bans Kharka (1450m) - 3 hrs

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

    breakfast – private vehicle – lunch & dinner – community lodge

  4. Day 4 Nangi (2250m) - 7 hrs

    After breakfast, you trek to Nangi in about 6 to 7 hours. Along the trail, you will encounter beautiful villages, 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

  5. Day 5 Mohare Danda (3300m) - 7 hrs

    Today’s trail goes through beautiful forests of oak and rhododendrons with magnificent views of mountains. For instance Machhapuchhre (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

  6. Day 6 Ghorepani (2840m) - 5 hrs

    Today, you 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

  7. Day 7 Poon Hill (3210m) & Tadapani (2710m) - 6 hrs

    Early morning, around 5 am we begin our hike to Poon Hill (3210m). 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 (2960m). After that we descend to Banthanti and finally Tadapani.

    breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

  8. Day 8 Ghandruk (1940m) - 5 hrs

    From Tadapani we follow the descending trail through the forests to Ghandruk (1940m). 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

  9. Day 9 Pokhara (830m) - 4 hrs

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

    breakfast & lunch – private vehicle – hotel

  10. Day 10 Kathmandu (1400m)

    Today, we take the bus back to Kathmandu. And there, we will bring you to your hotel.

    In the evening, we offer you and your guide a farewell dinner together in a traditional Nepalese restaurant.

    breakfast – bus – farewell dinner – hotel

  11. Day 11 Departure

    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 we will meet each other again in the future.

    breakfast – airport transfer

Community Lodges & Mountain Lodges

Community Lodges & Mountain Lodges

During your Mohare Danda Trek, you will be staying at both mountain lodges and community lodges.

During most nights of the trek, you will be staying at community lodges. As you are off the beaten track, there are less villages so these lodges are runned by surrounding communities. These basic lodges have double rooms and shared bathrooms.

At the end of the trek, you will be trekking back to the more habited area with villages. Here you will be staying at mountain lodges in villages. Here are double rooms with shared bathrooms. Hot shower and wifi are often available as well, for an additional fee.

Community Lodge By Mountain People