Mohare Danda Trek - 5 Days

Mohare Danda Trek Cost and Itinerary for 5 Days 2024, 2025
Mohare Danda Trek
What to see & doSpecific information about Mohare Danda Trek - 5 Days
  • Duration5 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Max Altitude 3300m
  • Starts at Pokhara
  • Ends at Pokhara
  • Trip Style Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Group Size 10
  • Transportation Private Vehicles
  • Best Season March, April, May, and Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec

The Mohare Danda Trek is a new addition to the short treks in the Annapurna region. In just 5 days of trekking, you will get a close-up view of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchre. Likewise, you’ll be visiting the two major viewpoints of the region, the Mohare Danda/Hill and the Poon Hill, situated at the altitudes of 3320 m and 3210 m respectively. You would be astounded by the sunrise and sunset views from Mohare Hill. It’s just magical! Besides, Mohare Danda Trek is an eco-community lodge trekking. You’ll not only be experiencing the magnificent nature of the Nepalese countryside but also the rich culture of the local inhabitants.

This less-traveled and recently found trail provides a view of the magnificent Annapurna Himalayan mountains. You can gaze upon a number of notable peaks, such as Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Tukuche Peak (6,920 m), Nilgiri (7,061 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Himchuli (6,441 m), Fishtail (6,993 m), Lamjung Himal (6,931 m), and Manaslu Himal (8,156 m). The exhilarating sound and breathtaking view of the Kali Gandaki canyon that we will experience on this Mohare Danda hike are sure to astound you. Similar to that, this hike is probably going to take you across some exposed ridges, which will add more to the adventure.

Trekkers having limited time to discover the magnificent natural beauties of the Annapurna region would benefit most from this incredible excursion to Mohare Danda. This stunning walk will take you over the pristine foothills of the Annapurna range, encircling you with breathtaking scenery and a gentle wildness. You will pass through a number of charming towns and a few schools on your ascent of Mohare Danda. Along the route, you'll come across a lot of tea houses that are always happy to welcome you with the warmest hospitality.

Outfitter Nepal offers the Mohare Danda Trek from Pokhara all year round. It is possible to reserve both private and set departure group treks. Choose a date from the list to join our group trek. Get in touch with us if you would like a private hike or if the specified date is not convenient for you. We are also willing to alter the route to suit your preferences. We also offer the Mohare Hill Trek from Kathmandu if you are planning to begin your journey there after landing.

Best Features of the Mohare Danda Trekking Excursion

  • Great panoramic vistas of the Annapurna range, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Mt. Machhapuchre 
  • Stunning sunset and sunrise views from Mohare Danda
  • A visit to the classic viewpoint of the region, Poon Hill
  • Staying in the ecological community lodges at Nangi Village and Mohare Danda
  • Exploring beautiful Magar villages like Ghorepani and Ulleri
  • A short trek suitable for families and first-timers
  • Hiking in the off-the-beaten trails with less crowd

Is Mohare Danda Trek right for me?

This easy 5-day excursion is best for families looking to spend some quality family time in the Himalayas. The hike does not involve any major challenges apart from some uphill and downhill walking. So, travelers of any age group and fitness level can successfully complete the trek. The cultural aspect of the journey is a great learning opportunity for young kids to learn about cultures and traditions different than theirs. As you will be staying at local community lodges, the simple lifestyle of the locals would definitely humble the kids. Not only children, but even adults would love the harmonious life of local people living in the trails of Mohare Danda Trek.

Similarly, the Mohare Danda Trek is also perfect for first-time trekkers and peace lovers. First-time trekkers enjoy the easy hike in the lower regions of Annapurna while being treated to spectacular views of snow-clad mountains. What peace lovers get out of the trek is the peaceful ambiance of the trails. As it is a newly established trail, Mohare Danda Trek is still new to travelers. So, if you want to go to off-beat places and have the whole scenery to yourself, this trek is the best for you.

How does the Mohare Danda trekking experience unfold?

Embarking on the Mohare Danda trekking journey is an enriching experience in itself. You’d be exposing yourself to the heavenly nature of the Himalayas that has mended the souls of many. While you’d be busy taking in the splendor, the ethnic locals would surprise you with their hospitable nature. During the Mohare Danda hiking excursion, you’d come across some of the most humble, welcoming, and friendly locals, greeting you with wide smiles and joined hands saying “Namaste.”

The 5-day journey to Mohare Danda and Poon Hill begins in Pokhara. The trip starts with a drive to Galeshwor via Beni, which takes about 3 hours. The hike begins in Galeshwor. You’ll walk past beautiful communities, forests, and agricultural fields for 3 days until you reach Mohare Danda, which is the main destination of the trip and also the trek’s highest point. After enjoying the beautiful sunset and sunrise from Mohare Danda, you start descending via another route to Ghorepani via Poonhill. By the end of the 5th day, you’ll be back at Pokhara with tons of memories from the trip.

Major Attraction of the Mohare Danda Hike

Mohare Danda

Mohare Danda is an outstanding hilltop with great Himalayan views of the Annapurnas and the surrounding mountains. It serves as an excellent viewpoint to watch the magic of sunsets and sunrises over the snow-covered mountains. Mohare Hill has become a great alternative to Poon Hill for watching sunrises. Unlike Poon Hill, there are community lodges in Mohare Danda so you don’t have to wake up hours before sunrise and walk uphill for a couple of hours just to watch the sunrise. You can do it just by waking up before sunrise and getting out of your overnight lodge.  

Poon Hill

Poon Hill is the classic viewpoint that has gained popularity among hiking communities for a long time now. Poon Hill is another short trekking destination on its own. However, we’ve combined these two treks together to give you the best of both treks within a short time frame of 5 days. From Poon Hill, you can see a clear view of the Annapurna range, Mt. Dhauligiri, and Mt. Machhapuchre. On the way from Mohare Danda to Ghorepani, we will make a pit stop at Poon Hill to admire the view and the surrounding vegetation, which just looks amazing.

Eco-friendly Trek

Offering an exclusive and ecological trip through environmentally conscious communities, the Mohare Danda Trek is a wonderful alternative trek into the magnificent Annapurna Himalayas. The trek's main goal is to foster community-based travel in Nepal. The surrounding villages and those on the trail are committed to protecting the environment and making sure the paths are maintained and tidy. It is an ecologically conscious traveler's paradise since they tidily maintain the trails every day and forbid trash and the usage of plastic.

Natural Beauty and Cultural Diversity

In addition to offering expansive vistas of the mountains, the Mohare Danda trip offers insights into the customs and ways of life of the surrounding area. As you go, you will come across a variety of communities, each with its own distinct cultural heritage and customs, such as Poon Magar, Thapa Magar, Jugjali Magar, and Garbuja Magar. These communities worship nature and deities and have close relationships with the land, which makes their devotion unique and fascinating. They have a rich tapestry of ceremonies and beliefs, and they honor gods and goddesses, ancestors, and grandmothers and grandfathers.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

After you have a hearty breakfast at your hotel in Pokhara, you will be met by our guide. Then, a few hours of driving takes you outside the Pokhara Valley and across other charming cities and country villages. Driving by breathtaking views of the Annapurna Himalaya range, you’d arrive in the small settlement of Galeshwor. If you have time, have a little lunch at Galeshwor, a farming community beside the Kaligandaki River, and begin your first hiking day. The trail heads above the Kali Gandaki River crossing it over a suspension bridge and climbs gradually past farm terraces and forests for 2-3 hours before arriving in Banskharka, today’s destination. 

Banskharka is a small farming village, famous for its orange farm. You will be spending the night in a cabin known as a "Home Stay," which is managed by the hamlet's residents. After settling in the homestay, make the most of the remaining time by exploring the area, going to the orange farm, the neighborhood school, and the orchard, and learning about the ethnic Magar culture and way of life.

    Today’s hike begins with a leisurely ascent into a rice and corn farm, and verdant pine forest, with glimpses of snow-capped peaks and picturesque surroundings along the way. Following a three-hour climb, you will reach Danda Kateri, a small town with great views. Here, you can eat lunch while admiring the breathtaking Dhaulagiri mountains and the southern tip of Mount Annapurna. Following lunch, you'll stroll slowly to Nangi Village, where you'll spend the night in the community lodge.

    Watching the work of social worker and pioneer of wireless Internet, Mahabir Pun, and taking part in local community activities are rare experiences that can only be had in Nangi. You can go to the community-based Himanchal High School, which is well worth a visit and acts as a model for other rural schools. You may also visit a small local paper factory in Nangi, where the people use locally produced plants to make handmade Nepali paper. You can also visit the Nangi Barahi temple, the library, the sophisticated computer lab, the medicinal plant garden, and the women's craft shop, and have a look at a number of other local income-generating initiatives.

      Mohare Danda, a tall, picturesque hill in the region will be waiting for your arrival today. After a delicious breakfast, we start the day with a hike into verdant foliage and towering rhododendrons and pine tree lines. We must be prepared and carry some food and beverages since there aren't any villages en route. Following a gradual ascent along with relaxing breaks, you will arrive at Mohare Danda after 6 to 7 hours of hiking. From here, you can take in the breathtaking view of the snow-capped range that includes Mt. Machhapuchare Himal (Fish Tail), Annapurna South, Tukuche, and Nilgiri summits. After enjoying the breathtaking sunset views, we spend the night at an eco-community lodge at Mohare Danda.

        Your morning begins with a mind-blowing sunrise view from Mohare Danda. You’d be amazed to see the Himalayan mountains glistening in the golden hues cast by the morning sun. The Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, and other mountains appear glowing. After enjoying this panorama of absolute beauty, you’ll have a hearty breakfast at your overnight lodge. Following breakfast, we begin our 6-hour hike to Ghorepani. The trail is full of ups and downs with dense forests and no settlements on the way. Just when you’re about to reach Ghorepani, you can take a pit stop at Poon Hill and appreciate the beauty of the Himalayas once again. Upon reaching Ghorepani, you’ll stay at a mountain lodge.

          It’s the last day of your 5-day Mohare Danda Trek. Following an easy hike alongside rhododendron forests, river streams, Magar communities, and agricultural fields, and passing by a couple of suspension bridges, you reach Hile after 5 to 6 hours. The trail mostly features a level path and downhill walking. We’ll board a shared jeep in Hile and take a 2-hour drive with picturesque scenery to reach Pokhara. You’d be dropped off at your hotel in Pokhara, which marks the end of your Mohare Danda Hiking journey. 

          Note: If you want to begin and end the trip in Kathmandu, we can make that happen. However, this change increases the trip's itinerary by 2 days and you’d be responsible for the additional cost. 

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            Trip MapDay to day route map and altitude graph
            Mohare Danda Trek - 5 Days map
            Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
            What's Included
            • Accommodations in homestays/lodges/tea houses during the trek
            • 3 Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek with a hot tea/coffee
            • Transfer from Pokhara to Galeshwor and Hile to Pokhara
            • Necessary paperwork, conservation entry permits, and TIMS card
            • A knowledgeable and friendly trekking guide who speaks fluent English
            • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers, porter carries a maximum of 22 kg from the two)
            • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation, and insurance for the guide and porters
            • Sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffel bag, if necessary (return after the trek)
            • An Outfitter Nepal T-shirt, cap, and trekking map
            • All the government Tax, VAT, and service charges
            • In case of emergency, a helicopter service will be arranged that’s paid through your travel insurance
            What's not Included
            • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu)
            • Travel insurance (compulsory)
            • Accommodation and Meals in Pokhara
            • Your personal expenses like drinking water, hot and cold drinks, bar bills, etc.
            • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge
            • Tips for the guide and porters
            • Anything not mentioned in the included section
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            Starts:MONDAYJUN 17, 2024
            Ends:FRIDAYJUN 21, 2024
            PRICE (Per Person)US$350
            Starts:WEDNESDAYJUN 19, 2024
            Ends:SUNDAYJUN 23, 2024
            PRICE (Per Person)US$350
            Starts:FRIDAYJUN 21, 2024
            Ends:TUESDAYJUN 25, 2024
            PRICE (Per Person)US$350
            Starts:MONDAYJUN 24, 2024
            Ends:FRIDAYJUN 28, 2024
            PRICE (Per Person)US$350
            Starts:WEDNESDAYJUN 26, 2024
            Ends:SUNDAYJUN 30, 2024
            PRICE (Per Person)US$350
            Starts:FRIDAYJUN 28, 2024
            Ends:TUESDAYJUL 02, 2024
            PRICE (Per Person)US$350

            If your preferred dates are not mentioned or are closed for booking, you can book a private trip by clicking on “make it a private trip” below. Private trips are available every day throughout the year. 

            • Departure dates are fixed for group joining trips. Please select a date and reserve your spot.
            • Guaranteed dates are confirmed to depart as we already have people booked for those dates. 
            • Available dates are available to book and become guaranteed once you book for that date.
            • The price listed above is only for up to 10 people. If you have a group of more than 10 individuals, you can either make it a private trip or contact us for the further booking procedure. You may be eligible for a discounted group price.
            • Solo travelers are welcome to join the trek. However, you might have to share a room with other travelers in the group while on the trek because of the lesser availability of rooms in remote mountain lodges.
            Useful InformationGood to know before you travel

            Mohare Danda Trek Difficulty

            Every respondent will have a unique response to this. However, it really depends on how fit and experienced the trekkers are. This trek appears easy for you if you have already completed the Everest Base Camp Trek, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, the Annapurna Circuit Trek, etc. However, if this is your first walk, you will undoubtedly find it difficult.

            For a respectable degree of physical fitness and the weather, the trail is generally considered moderate. When compared to another well-known trail, it is not constructed in the same way as other hiking routes. The majority of the services you'll need, though, can be found along the way. Since the highest point you'll reach on this trek is 3,300 meters, there is less chance of altitude sickness. Some people may get mild altitude sickness symptoms, but they are nothing compared to what you'll experience on Nepal's more difficult hikes.

            Best Time to Hike to Mohare Danda

            The finest seasons to go Mohare Danda trekking are spring and fall. These two seasons are defined by the months of March through May and September through November, respectively. At that time of year, the weather is usually consistent and the landscapes are beautiful. Trekking is pleasurable in the spring and autumn because of the lovely weather. The Annapurna Himalayas are best photographed in the winter, from December to February, but trekking is less thrilling due to the extreme cold. On the other hand, it is not recommended to do the Mohare Danda Trek during the monsoon season (June to August) due to rain and slick paths.

            Transportation to the trailhead

            Since the adventure starts and ends in Pokhara, the only transportation needed for the duration of the Mohare Danda trekking trip is from Pokhara to Galeshwor at the start of the trek and from Hile to Pokhara at the finish. The onward travel takes about 3 to 4 hours on smooth, black-topped highways and the return travel would be a 2-hour mix of bumpy and smooth ride. It will be a private cab and a shared jeep that will transport you. Any additional transportation you may need for the trip will have to be covered by you on your own.

            Accommodation during the trek

            Mohare Danda is a recently established hiking destination situated in close proximity to the Annapurna Conservation Area. Therefore, it would be unwise to expect luxurious accommodation there. You will be spending the nights in a basic room at community lodges or guest houses with more than two single beds. The majority of lodges have squat toilets outside each room. The accommodation seems decent in light of the location's remoteness; it's tidy, cozy, and has all the amenities we could want during a hiking excursion. Every lodge has cold showers. However, the cost of a bucket of hot water for a hot shower would run between 100 and 200 rupees (Nepali rupees).

            Food on the trail

            Meals during the journey are basic yet filling. Only a few contemporary meals will be offered, with the majority being regional cuisines. You'll be able to choose from a small menu that includes rice, curries, spaghetti, lentils, potatoes, and steamed dumplings called momo. Furthermore, you can order fried rice, pasta, pancakes, thukpa, momo, chowmein, eggs or omelets, and French fries, depending on the locale. Some of the easily accessible beverages in the area are hot lemon, ginger tea, soda, coffee, milk tea, beer, whisky, etc.

            Dal Bhat, a typical Nepalese dish served with rice, lentil soup, seasonal vegetables, and pickles, is the most popular meal on the Mohare Danda Trekking. If you have never eaten rice or curry dishes before, you could feel as though you are eating a heavy meal. It has a lot of carbs, which is a great source of energy for trekking.

            Permits Required for the Trek

            To trek in Nepal, one needs to acquire various permits because most of the trekking locations are located in some conservation areas or national parks. Although Mohare Danda isn’t under any protected area, you’d be hiking to Ghorepani and Poon Hill which requires permits. So, to go on this 5-day Mohare Danda Trek from Pokhara, you will require 2 permits from the specific authorities. Those are - 

            • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Entry Permit
            • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Card

            Packing List

            When you're out in the mountains, your equipment is your best friend. No matter where you're heading, having the right gear is crucial. Whatever the situation, having the right tools can make the difference between having a good time and a bad time during the trek. So, we’ve enlisted a rough idea of what you should carry for the trip. Here is the list!

            • Trekking Boots
            • Sandals/Crocs
            • High-quality down jacket and pant
            • T-shirts and trousers
            • Thermal wears
            • Few pairs of undergarments
            • Trekking pole
            • A pair of gloves
            • Woollen hat
            • Sunglasses
            • Sunscreen
            • Toiletries
            • Energy bars
            FAQsMohare Danda Trek - 5 Days frequently asked questions
            • This trek requires little physical exertion as it passes through the lower foothills of the Annapurna region of Nepal. This hiking is open to anyone with a decent level of physical fitness. This hike is suitable for people of all ages, including small children and the elderly. It's also the best option for people who have never gone trekking before. Walking for 3 to 6 hours a day is part of the trip, though, and this requires cardiovascular endurance. Thus, swimming, cycling, jogging, and trekking around your hometown are some of the greatest ways to get ready. 

            • Safety is our first priority at Outfitter Nepal. When it comes to the security of our visitors, we don't take any chances. Our trekking guides are chosen for their technical expertise, safety record, exceptional crisis judgment, courteous demeanor, and capacity to give precise directions. They have undergone extensive training in personal protective equipment and first aid. Rest assured, you are in capable hands. 

            • Employing a porter is entirely up to you. You can avoid hiring porters if you can manage to carry your backpack for five days on your own. On the other hand, most trekking destinations in Nepal, especially the Annapurna region, require trekking guides for hikers. Therefore, throughout the duration of the trekking trip, you must be accompanied by a qualified trekking guide. With years of expertise in the mountains, Outfitter Nepal offers you the best trekking guides. 

            • It is not advised for tourists to rely on the local water sources, such as the rivers in the area, as the local people do. Although bottled water is sold, it is not advised because of its effects on the environment. We advise you to either get boiled water from the tea shops or use liquid or pill purification.

            • In the guest houses you stay in, charging ports are available for your phone and other equipment. Be aware of how much electricity you use because most remote lodges rely on solar power for energy. If you need to charge your phone while trekking, there are tea cafes along the trail where you can do so for a small fee. The safest course of action is to carry a power bank.

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