Overview of Mohare Danda Trek
A beautiful short trek from Pokhara, trekking to Mohare Danda path offers parts of the Annapurna region that are acknowledged as the finest Community Lodge Trekking trail. The Mohare Danda trek is also widely known as the Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Trek. It is close to Ghorepani Poon Hill, one of the Annapurna region’s most famous easy trekking.
The trek to Mohare Danda rewards visitors with stunning panoramas of the Himalayas and their surroundings. The pristine environment of the Mohare route, including the air, water, and energy, all work together to strengthen your awareness of the present moment.
Snow-capped peaks in the Annapurna region, such as the entire Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, will be a treat to your eyes on your Mohare Danda trek. Being immersed in the rich culture, traditions, and distinctive way of life of the people there undoubtedly has a great potential to add a special sparkle to your travel and help you achieve “wholeness.”
One of the best parts of the Mohare Danda treks is getting to know the welcoming local communities and learning about their unique traditions in areas such as language, dress, and cuisine. Gurungs and Magars are the significant majority of the residents in these areas.
Time spent with different communities is a beautiful opportunity to connect with new cultures and traditions and celebrate each other’s differences and similarities. Learning about other cultures broadens our perspectives and helps us develop deeper relationships with the people we meet.
The Mohare Danda trail will have very few challenging routes incorporating a satisfying mix of relaxing walks and thrilling adventures. We Nepal holiday team, assure you that we will be with you during your trip and before that if you need assistance. We guide you to Mohare Danda trekking based on your desire to spend time in the Himalayas.
Amidst all this, prepare yourself for the Mohare Danda trip, which has the great possibility of making you feel more joyfully whole.
Mohare Danda Trek Route Map
Are you wondering about the map of the Mohare Trek? If you click the infographic image below, you will see the route map of the Mohare Danda Trek. The Mohare Trek distance is 8 days, starting with the bus ride from Kathmandu to Galeshwor. The Mohare Trek distance from Kathmandu is about 298 miles, i.e., 480 kilometers.
Then your trek starts ahead to Bans Kharka, Naagi, Mohare Danda, Tikot, Pokhara, and then back to Pokhara. You will also see the extension route to Khopra Trek on the map. You are using the same path to return to Pokhara. But, in your interest, we may also use other branch routes for customized trips for more exciting views.
Is Mohare Danda Trek Difficult?
The Mohare Ridge Trek is one of the easiest routes in the Annapurna Region. This route is new and slowly gaining popularity because anyone can do this trek easily. This is a great route to walk for inexperienced hikers and those who want to taste Nepal’s Himalayas. The trek can be done in 5 to 6 days, and the route is somehow managed. You can find a decent community-based hotel and restaurant on the way to Mohare.
This trek is new, and some people may need clarification on the route. So, taking a guide with you is suitable for the best experience. The Mohare trek is an excellent route to acclimate before attempting more challenging routes like the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek and Makalu Sherpani Col Trek.
Mohare Danda Trek Permit
The walk along Mohare Danda explores the bottom portion of the Annapurna Conservation Area. So, you will need an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) for the trek. Along with the ACAP permit, TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) cards should also be issued. These permits can be obtained in either Kathmandu or Pokhara.
The bottom section of the Annapurna Conservation Area can be discovered along the Mohare Danda Trek trail. To participate in this hike, you must obtain an ACAP Permit and a TIMS card (Trekkers Information Management Systems). You have the option of obtaining these permissions from either Kathmandu or Pokhara.
After the early morning breakfast in your hotel, we will leave. Today, our journey will be 126 miles by road, which takes around 7 hours to reach Pokhara. You may feel crazy as the distance is just 126 miles, and it takes around 7 hours to reach Pokhara. That’s Nepal for you, as the Himalayan road has a lot to do with it.
The bus ride slowly makes the way out of Kathmandu valley, up the mountain road towards Prithivi Highway. It’s pretty adventurous, especially when you make your way down into the narrow corners and steep descent, which are sure to test the nerves.
Beautiful views of green hills, the fast-flowing Trishuli river, small settlements, and white peaks in the far distance from the window are enough to stay awake during such a long ride. You will finally reach Pokhara.
After the early morning breakfast, we will have another short drive to Galeshwoer via Beni. You will cover around 53 miles from Pokhara, which takes about 3 hours of riding to reach the trekking starting point. Now, our trekking starts after crossing the suspension bridge over the Kaligandaki River.
We will slowly ascend, passing through scattered settlements, jungles, and farmlands. You will also see the Magar community and their live hood during the walk. After three hours of trek, we will finally reach Bans Kharka.
Our trek to Mohare Danda starts with your lodge’s early breakfast. Today, the trails ascend through the green hills and farming lands. After around 3 hours of trekking, you will finally reach Danda Kateri. You will mostly see Magar people and their lifestyle. You will also see the beautiful views of the mountains during the trek. After an additional 4 hours of a trek through the mountains, you will finally reach Naangi.
Today you will reach the highest point of the 8-day Mohare eco-lodge trek. The trail ascends through a lovely forest, snowcapped mountains, and settlements. We will then continue our trek through the green hills. As you ascend higher, you will notice the changing scenery and landscape.
Ahead, we will pass through the rhododendron forest in a trekking trial. You will also have a great rural lifestyle experience on this day. On the way, you will see people carrying chunks of grass for their cattle, children with books, and villagers working on their farms.
After some hours of push, you will finally reach Mohare ridge. From the top of Mohare Hill, enjoy the stretching view of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri. The stunning view of sunset view and the rays over the white peaks add goods memory to your trek.
We will wake up early in the morning to see the magnificent view of a snowcapped mountain over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Tukuche Peak (6,920 m), Nilgiri (7,061 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Himchuli (6,441 m), and Fishtail (6,993 m). Then we’ll have breakfast in Mohare Hill while admiring the stunning snowcapped mountain.
After having breakfast, we will walk over the Mohare ridge and descend toward our destination. We will then pass through the beautiful forest and reach Danda Kharka, which takes around 3 hours. After having some rest and lunch there, we will head our way. We will pass through the changing landscape of forests, farming lands, and small settlements.
You will reach Tikot after 4 hours of walking from the Danda Kharka. You will also see the Magar ethnic settlement during your walk. Today you will overnight at the community lodge.
Today your trek to Mohare will end as you reach Tipling. The trail goes downhill with a fantastic view of nature and the Kali Gandaki river underneath. After 3 hours of trekking, we will drive back to Pokhara by sharing the Jeep.
On this day, we return to Kathmandu via local bus, and it will take about 6-7 hours to reach Kathmandu. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Nepali countryside during the ride.
- KTM-PKR-KTM bus ride
- Local jeep from Pokhara to Galeshwor and Tipling to Pokhara
- Permit Cards Expenses
- Experienced Himalayan trek guide for 07 days
- One porter for two of you for trekking for 06 days (prepare to give max. 15 kgs’ luggage from each of you so that it will not exceed 30 kg. for your porter)
- Basic yet comfortable accommodation for 04 nights on a twin-sharing basis during the trekking as per itinerary.
- Staff insurance
- 05 x set breakfast, 05 x set lunch and 05 x set dinner while on the trek
- Purified drinking water during the entire trekking as per itinerary
- General first aid medicine kit
- Complimentary T-shirt
- Duffle bag during the trek
- Domestic Bus Fare
- Food and Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara since there are many possibilities available.
- Personnel expenses of any kind
- Any Travel Insurance
- Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances that may lead to a change in itinerary.
- Tips for any staff and guide
- Anything that is not listed in the “PRICE INCLUDES” section above
Essential Information - Mohare Danda Trek
Accommodation on Mohare Danda Trek
Along the route, the Mohare Danda Trek includes homestays and lodges. While hiking with us, you can access the best available lodging. The lodging provides basic facilities such as rooms (mainly shared rooms), private/shared restrooms, and dining.
In some locations, charging stations and hot showers may be provided at no cost. However, in others, you may be required to pay a small fee to access these amenities. The community constructed this trek’s accommodations, with all proceeds going toward the locals’ welfare and comprehensive community development.
Please be informed that we will provide you with accommodations only during the trek. While staying in Kathmandu, you should pay for your hotel by yourself. There are numerous options for hotels, and we want you to stay wherever you feel comfortable. We are always available if you need any suggestions on hotels.
Food on Mohare Danda Trek
Meals on Mohare Danda trekking are supplied according to the community lodges’ or homestays’ menus. There will be mostly Nepalese dishes on the menu. Similarly, drinking water is offered along the walk. You are able to refill the bottle when it empties. We also advise you to bring water purification pills to further filter the water.
Mohare Danda Trekkers can get mostly traditional food and a few everyday items along the trail. Dal Bhat, a traditional Nepalese dish, is the most ordered dish at Mohare Trekking. Rice, lentils, seasonal vegetables, and pickles are served in Dal Bhat. Besides, French fries, noodle dishes, garlic soup, pancakes, Tibetan bread, eggs, pasta, momo, thukpa, and more are also available.
You may also order hot beverages in the hotel, such as tea and coffee. Additionally, soft beverages such as Coke and soda are available for purchase. Additionally, alcoholic beverages such as beer, whiskey, and vodka can be found in these teahouses. Keep in mind that as the altitude increases, the menu pricing will also gradually increase.
Please be aware that we will serve you three meals during the trek. The cost does not include meals in Kathmandu. Because of the variety of food options available here, we let you explore breakfast, lunch, and dinner by yourself. On special request, we can also manage your food service in Kathmandu. For that, please let us know while customizing your trip.
Best season to trek Mohare Danda
Mohare Danda Treks are best done between mid-September and May. But there are clear changes in the weather during this time. The monsoon rains stop around the beginning of September. From about mid-October to December, the weather is typically stable, with mild to warm days, cold nights, and clear skies.
In October, low altitudes can reach 25–30 °C during the day, while higher altitudes can fall below 0 °C at night.
Altitude Sickness & Acclimatization of Mohare Danda Trek
Most travelers and trekkers in decent health and not too out of shape will be able to make this trip without worry, even if they have never been trekking before. But this trip goes higher than 3,300 meters, so it is essential to drink a lot of water and take a lot of breaks so that your body can adjust to the higher altitude on its own.
As always, though, your local trekking guide will help you get used to your new surroundings and make sure you have a safe and enjoyable trek to Mohare Danda in the Nepal Himalayas.
Mohare Danda Trek Packing Suggestions
Please properly pack your luggage for the porter (each of you, 15 kg; for two of you, a porter is arranged). You will leave the rest of your luggage behind at your hotel until the end of this holiday. Below is a loosely advised Mohare Danda Trek packing list that might help you on your trek:
Appropriate clothing (3 sets)
Woolen sweater or jacket
Thermal inner wear
Woolen cap and scarf
Thick woolen gloves
Woolen socks (2 pairs)
Waterproof (not water-resistant) shoes with a good tread/grip
Rain-proof pants and jacket with hood
A lock for the duffle bag
Backpack with waterproof cover
Sleeping bag suitable for temperatures around 0°C (1 – optional)
Down jacket with hood
Camera (optional) (video camera is not permitted by authority)
Other essential items:
Small thermos for hot beverages
Water bottle (1 liter)
Sunscreen lotion (50 SPF or more)
Castor oil (50 ml) to lubricate the nostrils at high altitude
Ziplock bags for clothing
Quick-dry Towel (not a regular one)
Snacks – chocolates, biscuits, nuts, etc.
Powerful flashlight or headlamp (with extra batteries)
Although we provide primary medical kits for Mohare Danda Trekking, they are highly generic and may need to be more dependent on the actual need. Your personal medical supplies, including electrolyte packs, pain relievers, muscle relaxant cream, bandages, kneecaps, and medications for fever, the common cold, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and indigestion, are required.
Most asked questions
FAQs about Mohare Danda Trek
People have long remarked that living in the Himalayas, in addition to the natural beauty, makes them feel gloriously whole on the inside. The Mohare Danda treks, with their beautiful Himalayan scenery and diverse fauna, can leave you feeling fulfilled.
Never underestimate your individual interests; they may be so tempting that they motivate you to accomplish your goals and grow. Following your interest in visiting Himalayan sites such as Mohare Danda, we sincerely believe that the trek is more than just a trip. How you feel about it will be determined by how curious and aware you are.
The Mohare Danda is in a gorge near the Ghorepani Poon hill between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. The Danda is the highest point of the trip, standing (at 3,300 m above sea level).
Is a permit compulsory during a Mohare Danda Trek? If yes, why?
You will need an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) for the trek. Along with the ACAP permit and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) cards.
The permit keeps you safe while you are in the conservation area. The money from this fee is also used to improve the national park.
Our itinerary is one of the best for all, so there may be various choices if you are a beginner in high altitudes. Reducing the itinerary may lead to a lack of time to adjust to changes in the environment, humidity, or pH, which may lead to high altitude sickness and other problems. Your body needs time to produce more red blood cells to counteract the lower oxygen saturation in blood at high altitudes.
But if you are willing to spend more time in the Himalayas, we have the best other options to extend the days and customize your itinerary per your demand. Feel free to get in touch with us, and our team shall provide you with your dream package under your priorities and our guidance.
If you are on a package tour, you must travel to Mohare Danda Trek with the guide. When traveling with a local agency like us, we will care for your safety. If you trek with a guide, they will provide a better option in choosing food and accommodation and also remove the language barrier. They will always help you with permits, domestic flight arrangements, and local porters and assist you throughout the trek.
Additionally, if you experience high altitude sickness, your trekking guide will immediately monitor your symptoms. They will help you at every stage because they are familiar with the surroundings and the wildlife. If you are an independent trekker, it is not necessary to bring a guide along for this trek, but a guide will be helpful for a hassle-free vacation.
Your battery is more likely to drain quickly in a cold environment. So it would be best if you recharge your battery from time to time. You can charge your battery in the lower part of the trail where you spend your night, but as you reach higher, there is a low chance to recharge your battery. You must pay an additional fee if a charging service is available because the lodge uses solar energy to run the electricity.
However, you can bring a spare battery for your camera and other devices, so you won’t need to worry about charging it frequently. There might be a power cut or low voltage, so it will be best to carry the portable power bank.
As traveling through high-altitude regions, assessing your health and fitness is crucial. Every trekker’s experience is made safer and more comfortable thanks to it.
Due to our conviction that children benefit from nature in various ways, we welcome you and your family to the Mohare Danda Trek. With a professional guide, the trek can be done smoothly.
For at least a month, prepare your kids for this trek by having them practice easy exercises and breathing techniques. Please let us know if you require a kid carry service during the inquiry process.
Before starting your journey to Mohare Trek, we have already paid for several things on your behalf: permit, taxes, and others. Please also be aware that we must compensate our porters and guides even if you cancel or choose not to finish the trip because of their commitment to serving you.
Specific fees apply if you desire to cancel your reserved trips. Behind that, we welcome you to shift your trip days to Mohare Danda Trekking or the package itself. We may charge a specific amount if you wish to reschedule/cancel the booking date. Both parties will benefit if you inform us as soon as possible. Please go through our terms and conditions to clarify the refund process.
In case of hikers finish their journey sooner than expected or decide to terminate it early for any reason, kindly be aware that we do not grant refunds for any portion of the trek that is not used. This also totally depends on the circumstances, but we request that you refrain from expecting a refund for the above reasons.
We suggest you engage in physical activities three months before the trip to prepare yourself physically and mentally. Additionally, we offer the Soldhunga Hike as part of our quick acclimation training trip. You can utilize this hike as a preview of what to expect on your main journey in the central Himalayas.
Please ask our ground team in Kathmandu for assistance in arranging day tours around the city. If you still have time extra few days or a week after the trek, we can also set up one of the following quick relaxation trips. Please pick the one you think will best suit your interests.
- Chitwan Safari
These additional vacation days were planned with the idea that you would want to relax after a challenging and long trek rather than go on hiking again. Please let us know if there are any other destinations you would prefer over these.
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