Mohare Danda Trek

Mohare Dada Trek within the Annapurna region is peaceful off the beaten path to Annapurna foothills. A ‘high road’ alternative route to Ghorepani Trek, Mohare danda also known as ‘Eco Community Lodge trek’ focuses on creating sustainable economic stability by promoting tourism potentialities and possibilities in this area. Exploring the unexplored region, trekkers with limited time and unlimited desire to explore culture and beauty of can enjoy the authentic culture, friendly people, wonderful nature, and a stunning view of one of the longest chains of mountains as Mohare Danda (3300m) is the closest point to view the massive Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Glorious sunrises and sunsets, mesmerizing mountain views, unique Magar culture, and friendly people are sure to make your trip to Mohare danda an incredible experience.
Trip Code: MDT31
Starts: Kathmandu
Finishes: Kathmandu
Duration: 11 Days
Difficulty: Easy
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 10
Seasons: Mar-May,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 3300m/ 10826.8ft
Trip Views: 203
Activities: Trekking
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Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury


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Breakfast: 10
Lunch: 7
Dinner: 6
Bus/Car/Flight
Hotel: 4 Night(s)
Lodge: 2 Night(s)
Teahouse: 3 Night(s)
Home Stay: 1 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • Mohar Danda is one of the newly opened tourist destination.
  • It was established in 2010.
  • Panoramic view of snow-capped mountains like Annapurna I (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), Annapurna south (7219m), Nilgiri (6820m) and Hiunchuli (6441m) and many others.

 

Why this Trip

  • This short trek is perfect for the people who have limited time for trekking and don't want to compromise on the beautiful sceneries of mountains and the breathtaking sunrise.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL
    This is going to be the first day of Nepal adventure. At the arrival section of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, one of our representatives will be waiting with a placard-carrying your name on it. The airport representative will explain the program upon arrival and escort you to the hotel on a private vehicle; overnight in Kathmandu.

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport Pick Up Thamel Tour Cultural Program
  • placeDAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
    After breakfast, Kathmandu tour begins. Kathmandu valley is an incredibly diverse city with a breathtaking Newari culture, centuries-old Hindu and Buddhists cultural sites alongside a plethora of ancient monuments. The capital of the country and home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Kathmandu, bridges modern facilities with centuries-old traditions and cultures with its tourist-friendly accommodations and the ancestral etiquette “Atithi Devo Bhava” meaning "Guest is equivalent to God". Throughout the day, most of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu will be observed. Overnight stay at the hotel;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Drive
  • placeDAY 3 : DRIVE TO POKHARA
    Early in the morning, after breakfast, we leave for a drive to Pokhara. Enjoying picturesque views along the road to Pokhara via Prithvi highway, we will reach Pokhara in almost 7-8 hrs. Overnight stay in Pokhara;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • lodge

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 4 : DRIVE TO GALESHWOR AND TREK TO BANS KHARKA- 3 HRS WALK
    Galeshwor is the starting point of our trekking which is approximately 85 km away from the Lakeside, Pokhara. After breakfast, we take three and half hours’ drive to Galeshwor along the bank of Kali Gandaki stream and enjoy an hour-long reprieve for lunch. After lunch, we start our climb to Bans Kharka.3 hours ascend, crossing the suspension bridge over the deepest George in the world “Kali Gandaki” and trudging through green landscape on the way, we reach Bans Kharka. Overnight at a community lodge;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Tea house

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 5 : TREK TO NAANGI - 7 HRS. WALK
    Trek to Naangi begins with hot breakfast. It takes about 6-7 hours stroll from Bans Kharkato reach Naangi. Passing through beautiful towns, stunning mountains and amazing scenes, we visit organic farm school and Magar settlement on this day. Overnight stay at eco network stop;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Tea house

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 6 : TREK TO MOHARE DANDA - 7 HRS. WALK
    The trail to Mohare Danda is full of Oak and Rhododendron trees along with splendid views of mountains such as Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche and few more. At night, we watch magnificent sunset from Mohare slope station. Overnight at Mohare Danda;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Tea house

    Activities:

    • trekking
  • placeDAY 7 : TREK TO DEURALI - 5 HRS. WALK
    We rise early in the morning to catch the stunning sunrise and crystal-clear magnificent views of peaks such as mount Fishtail, Dhaulagiri I, Dhaulagiri II, Tukche, South Annapurna, Nilgiri and others. After breakfast at Mohare dada, we begin our trek to our trail drives bit by bit ups and down to Deurali. It is around 5 hours stroll to reach Deurali by means of Ghorepani from Mohare Danda. Overnight at lodge;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • lunch
    • dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Lodge

    Activities:

    • Trekking
    • drive
  • placeDAY 8 : TREK TO GHANDRUK VILLAGE - 5 HRS. WALK
    As the trail moves over a gathering of flatlands, backwoods, developed grounds and a suspension bridge, we enter the wonderful town of Ghandruk. An incomparable vantage point in this unblemished and peaceful town offers amazing views on Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchare and Himchuli. A few lodgings and teahouses at the town give us a warm welcome with earnest Nepalese cordiality while taking into account the necessities of all trekkers' who hit the trail through this town. Overnight stay at the stunning village of Ghandruk;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Homestay

    Activities:

    • Drive
  • placeDAY 9 : TREK TO NAYAPUL AND DRIVE TO POKHARA HOTEL - 4 HRS. WALK
    It will be a last day of the trek. After breakfast, we climb to Nayapul. After about 5 hours walk, following the preliminary cleared by stones; we stroll through some delightful towns and porch framings. Crossing Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti. And 30 minutes after the stroll from Birethanti, we enter Nayapul. From here, we drive to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Souvenir Airport drop Shopping arrangements
  • placeDAY 10 : DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU
    While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we head up to Damauli, Dumre, Mugling and Kurintar. Here, Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach Manakamana Temple (wish-fulfilling temple). After reaching Kathmandu you will be dropped at your hotel.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Driving
  • placeDAY 11 : DEPARTURE
    Depending on the flight time, Swotah will arrange the transfer to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time. Our representative will meet at the hotel and transfer you to the airport

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accomodation:

    Activities:

    • Driving
  • Detail Inclusions
    • Airport transfers with an escort by private vehicle
    • Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu and Pokhara on twin/double sharing with breakfast
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu 
    • Accommodation during the trek (or camping in case of need)
    • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek.
    • Authorized English speaking guide along with required Porters for the trek
    • Round Kathmandu to Pokhara transfer by private transportation
    • Equipment clothing for porters including their insurance
    • All applicable government tax
    • All expenses for all staff –meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation
    • All necessary paperwork and Annapurna Conservation Area permit fees (ACAP), Trekkers' Information Management System fees (TIMS)
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Complimentary
    • Get-to-know (welcome) and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
    • Map of Annapurna Region
    • Occasional hot Shower during the trek
    • Sim service (zero balance)
    • Souvenir from Nepal
    • Photos and videos of the trip (if requested)
    • Certificate of appreciation (if requested)
  • Exclusions
    • International flights; Nepalese visa fee
    • Excess baggage charge(s) for the domestic flight
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.);
    • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s);


FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group unless we get special requests from our clients.
  • 5. Is this trip popular ?
    No, this trip isn't as popular. With the unpopularity comes a benefit. You have the trail for yourself and will be able to explore the unexplored without having to shove through a crowd of travelers. But, be quick ! for this trek is getting popular day by day and more people are growing interested in off the beaten trekking trails.
  • 6. Can I do solo trek ?
    Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety in remote mountainous lands.
  • 7. Is Travelling in Mohare Danda trek safe for women ?
    Yes, Nepal can proudly boast as one of the safest countries in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful especially towards women. Mohare danda is one of the visited trekking areas in Nepal and in the world. In general, locals are very respectful and welcoming.
  • 8. What about security during trekking ?
    We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in the mountains. We suggest you follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
  • 9. What is the best season for trekking in Mohare Danda ?
    Mohare Danda can be trekked all year around excluding monsoon season. March to May and September to November are the best time to do this trek, although in winters it’s difficult to trek in snow and harsh cold.
  • 10. What is appropriate dress for trekking ?
    Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a lightweight waterproof jacket along with the thick down jacket, pant, and thermal innerwear t to escape the severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest in good quality shoes or rent it from us at a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.
  • 11. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide.
  • 12. Are we sure to get a room while trekking in peak season ?
    We contact the lodge/guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day. On other days, porters reach the destination in advance and book the rooms for you. But there are always going to be exceptions but even in those cases, we may have to be flexible about very basic sleeping arrangements. We always try to make sure that we have everything well arranged.
  • 13. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    All our Guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 14. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    While trekking in higher lands, you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
  • 15. Is there any communication while we are on trekking ?
    While trekking in Annapurna region, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly.
  • 16. Can I add extra days to my trekking trip ?
    If you need an extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency case. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 17. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio, and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
  • 18. How far do I trek each day ?
    Usually, we have to walk about 5-7 hours a day. But it shouldn't be taken as certain thing. Because number of hours of walk really depend on clients' speed. So it's really relative.
  • 19. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of the total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before the trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
  • 20. Can we use the credit card during the trek ?
    No, you cannot use the credit card during the trekking you have to transfer the money in rupees before you start the trek. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • 21. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.
  • 22. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use private car for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Pokhara on car, van and deluxe minibus with A/C depending on the size of the group. We also drop and pick up from the starting and ending point of trek on private car or jeep.

Optional Activities

Paragliding

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Flying up above the sky is the dream of most of us. Paragliding, one of the most exciting and mind-blowing activities that take you towards the height and make you feel like a bird. Paragliding in Pokhara presents the splendid views of nature from up above. It is also known as a free-flying and foot-launched aircraft in which Pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing, whose shape is formed by the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing. 

Mountain Flight

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Taking a mountain flight is one of the most exhilarating things you can do in Nepal. You can experience the beauty of those gigantic Himalayas within a minute through a mountain fight. Nepal is famous for the presence of an enormous number of mountain ranges and many visitors come to Nepal to conquer those vast mountains.

Bungee Jumping

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Bungee jumping, one of the most amazing and breathtaking adventurous activity, carried out on the suspension bridge over the Bhote Koshi River in Nepal-Tibet border. A three-four hour ride from Kathmandu takes us to experience one of the longest free-falls in the world. This Bungee Jump is done as 500ft (160m) drop into the Bhote Koshi River Gorge. Diving right into nature, Bungee Jumping is really one of the spectacular adventures of Nepal.

Rafting

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Among the varieties of adventurous activities, rafting is one of the thrilling adventures which excite an enormous number of people. It can be carried out in many rivers of Nepal namely, Trishuli, Kali Gandaki, Bhoti Koshi, Seti, etc in September-December or March-June. These rivers contain different grades, higher the grade, higher will be the adventure. If you are looking for a long day rafting, you can choose Seti or Kaligandaki River, whereas if you are looking for a short day rafting, you can choose Trishuli or Bhote Koshi River as per your preference.

Mountain Biking near Kathmandu valley

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Kathmandu is famous for the presence of dense heritage sites reflecting the diverse nature of the ethnic groups of Nepal. In Kathmandu, there are many biking trails made to meet a biker’s fantasy. To explore the beautiful surrounding of Kathmandu valley, the cycling tour is the best option. The trail takes you to observe the spectacular views of the Himalayas and local villages that surround Kathmandu valley.

Helicopter tour

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Helicopter tour is one of the most pleasurable and thrilling journeys to explore the beauty of all those gigantic mountains. You can take a glance of green valleys, snow peaks, and landscapes through the heli tour. The helicopter journey is an opportunity to travel the destination with comfort and make it an unforgettable travel experience.

Cable car

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The cable car is one of the modes of transportation in Nepal which is unique. There are only two cable car stations in Nepal. From the cable car, you can take a glance at the amazing view of Annapurna range, Mt. Manaslu and many other snows capped mountains. Throughout the cable tour, you get to see all those beautiful hills, villages and Trishuli River.

Ultra-light

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Nepal is not only the trekker’s destination but also a destination for an adventure lover. Ultra-light flight is one of the best things you can do in Nepal. Where you can take a peek of magnificent snow-capped Himalayas, Kathmandu and Pokhara city. The choice of Pokhara Valley for ultra-light aircraft is appropriate because Pokhara is known for its extensive beauty. Without a trip to Pokhara, your Nepal tour is incomplete because the beautiful nature, green forest, and lakes are worth to take a glance of.  

Canoeing

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Canoeing is a thrilling water adventure carried out in those high waves in Nepal. The activity includes hiking, jumping, swimming and climbing through waterfalls which gives you chills. This electrifying experience can be performed either around Sundarijal area, Trishuli or Bhote Koshi River. You have to be mentally and physically fit to experience most of the adventure.

 

Skydiving

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Sky diving is an amazing blend of elegance and excitement that can be performed in Nepal. It is a dive from high above the peak, right into the vast mountains to experience the adventure and thrill. Skydiving is an extreme sport which provides the best thrilling experience.

Kayaking

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Kayaking is to experience the thrill of running rapids and also share a unique river culture. Being one of the richest countries in water resources, Nepal provides the facility to experience this electrifying water sport which is close to the heart of most of the adventure lovers.

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