Mohare Danda Trek
The Mohare Danda Trek is a new trekking route located in Annapurna’s foothills and is the perfect substitute to the overcrowded Ghorepani – Poonhill trek. The Mohare Danda trek takes an alternative route up from Pokhara to Banskharka and on to Nangi and finally Mohare. Mohare itself is located along the world’s deepest gorge at an elevation of 3300m, which is why this trek will provide you with the best panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges respectively. One of the most unique experiences at Mohare Danda is to view the stunning sunrise and sunset.The Mohare Danda Trek, which is lies in the Annapurna region is surely a new experience to alternative route of Ghorempani for the trekkers that support Magar communities.Trekkers can enjoy the wonderful culture, nature, friendly people and stunning view of one of the longest chains of mountains. Mohare Danda (3300m) is the closest point to view the massive Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges during the trek. The Mohare Danda Trekking is the perfect alternative of the overcrowded Ghorepani – Poonhill Trekking./p>
Apart from the fantastic physical landscapes you will encounter, the trek will also take you through a plethora of forests, ranging from oak to pine to rhododendron. By taking part in this trek you will be directly supporting the local communities you encounter during the trek, namely the Magar, Gurung, Kami, Damai, Chetri and Brahmin. This is very important to Epic Adventures as we aim to promote sustainable tourism practices whenever we can. These locals benefit from providing trekkers with accommodation along the trail, in the form of homestays, community lodges and teahouses. The benefits accruing from this kind of tourism include schools for children in the area.
Epic Adventures as always will provide you with an experience of Epic proportions, giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in an authentic cultural exchange with the natives, as you become totally absorbed by their customs and heritage.
Day 01: Kathmandu Airport Arrival
After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in our capital city Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by one of our team members and transferred to your hotel. After check in and some refreshments, our senior Sherpa guide will come to meet you and give you a brief orientation about Mohare Danda Trek. You can then go for a stroll down some of the lively streets to get familiar with the area, and have a bite to eat. Overnight at hotel at Kathmandu. Included meals:
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara 6hrs.drive/fly to Pokhara 30 mins. flight
After breakfast, we leave our hotel early in the morning for a drive with scenic views along the road to Pokhara via the Prithivi national highway. The drive could take roughly 7-8 hrs to reach Pokhara. We can also take the option of travelling from Kathmandu to Pokhara by plane which takes far less time, 35 minutes. We then stay overnight at our hotel in the lovely ‘City of Lakes’, Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara. Included meals: B.L.D.
Day 03: Drive to Galeshwor(1170m.) and trek to Bans Kharka(1525m.) – 3 hrs walk
After breakfast, we have a three-and-a-half-hour drive to Galeshwor along the banks of the Kali Gandai river. After lunch, we will begin our hike to Bans Kharka. It is roughly a 3 hour ascending hike where you will also get the chance to cross the suspension bridge over the Kali Gandaki Gorge, one of the world’s deepest. . Overnight at Bans Kharka. Included meals: B.L.D.
Day 04: Trek to Naangi(2230m.) – 7 hrs walk
After enjoying breakfast, we will begin our trek to Nangi. It is about 6-7 hours walk from Bans Kharak where you will encounter beautiful villages, stunning views of mountainous landscapes. We will also visit an organic farm school and the Magar settlement on this day. We will again stay in community lodge accommodation with full board meals.
Day 05: Trek to Mohare Danda(3300m.) – 7 hrs walk
Today’s trail goes through beautiful forests of Oak and Rhododendrons with magnificent views of mountains such as Machapuchare (Fishtail), south Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Tukche and many more. In the evening, the glorious sunset from Mohare hill station will be just reward for the long trekking. Overnight stay is at a community lodge with full board meals.
Day 06: Trek to Ghorepani (2750m.) via Poon Hill( 3210m.) 5 to 6 hrs walk
Today we will again be passing through more forests of Rhododendron on our way to Ghorepani. The spectacular views of the Annapurna range are in full-view at Poon Hill, making the climb to get there well worth it. Overnight stay in Ghorepani is at a lodge with full board meals.
Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk village(1900m.) – 5 hrs walk
We will be crossing varying terrain which will include flatlands, forests, cultivated lands and also another suspension bridge at Khumnu Khola. At the pristine & serene village of Ghandruk you will witness breath-taking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli. There are several hotels and teahouses at the village and you are certain to receive a warm welcome with customary Nepalese hospitality. If you camp in its terraced fields give you are sure to experience feelings of adventure! Overnight at Ghandruk with all meals included.
Day 08: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara hotel – 4 hrs walk
Today is the last day of your trek. After breakfast, we ascend to Nayapul, about a 5 hour walk, following a trail paved by stones; we walk through some more beautiful villages. After crossing Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti. And then half an hour from Birethanti, we enter Nayapul. From here, we can easily access any means of transportation to drive to Pokhara. In the evening, you are free to wander by the lakes of Pokhara. Overnight at hotel includes breakfast.
Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu
While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we head up to Damauli, Dumre, Mugling and Kurintar where Nepal’s first Cable car is operated to reach Manakamana Temple, this is a temple where most Nepalese come to have their wishes granted before leaving home or getting married. From Naubise we climb up to Thankot, the gateway to Kathmandu and finally reach our hotel & a lovely soft warm bed. Overnight in Kathmandu hotel includes breakfast.
Day 10: Departure Day
After breakfast and our last day in Kathmandu, our vehicle and escorts will be on standby to drop you to the international airport three hours before our scheduled flight back home. We hope to see you again someday…Included meals Breakfast.
•Free pick up and drop by private vehicle from/to international airport.
•Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
•All meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with tea/coffee three times in a day in a cup).
•Lodge ( Community eco lodge) accommodation during the trekking.
•One highly educated, experienced, first aid 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 equipments.
•Entire overland transportation.
•Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP) and Trekking information management system(TIMS) card.
•Two night’s hotel in Pokhara.
•Water purification iodine drop/pills for alternative tourism.
•Government tax and service charge.
•Hard and soft table drinks such as coke, fanta, mineral water, beer.
•Personal Travel insurance.
•International air fare.
•Nepal tourist visa fee ( $ 25 for 15 days and $ 40 for 30 days multiple entry visa).
•Tips for guide and porter.( Highly suggested).