• Mohare Danda Trek in the Annapurna Region

Mohare Danda Trek in the Annapurna Region

 

Overview

Trip facts

Duration: 11 Days

Departure From: Kathmandu

Highest Point: 3300

Activity Level:

Country: Nepal

Region: Annapurna

Price: USD 1,050

Group size: Min 2-7 Max

 

Mohare Danda or Mohare Hill is a moderate level trekking to enjoy the stunning chains of Himalayan peaks. Mohare Danda lies in between Beni and Jomson at an altitude of 3300 m, from where you can get impressive panoramic views of stunning and massive Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The trekking trials commence with thick spruce, oak and dense rhododendron forest also let you smell the beauty of nature. As Nepal is renowned for world-famous awesome trekking destination, this added trekking route is slowly getting popularity as a distinct route to explore the unspoiled region. The major inhabitants of the route are from ethnic Magar communities. Also, you get to explore some unique cultural aspects of the local communities very far from modernization.

Our 11 days journey begins from your arrival to Kathmandu and by visiting some of the landmarks here such as the Pashupatinath temple, the Kathmandu Durbar Square, the Boudhanath stupa and the Swayambhunath temple (monkey temple). Next, we take a scenic drive to Pokhara along the bank of Trishuli river. After relishing the evening and enjoying on lakeside Pokhara, the next morning we drive to Galeshwor and start trekking to Bas Kharka crossing Kali Gandaki river. We then head to Nagi (2300 m) and trekking for about 5-6 hrs from Nagi – we reach Mohare Danda which is the highest point of our trek. We descend down to Pun hill, then to Ghorepani and finally make our way back to Pokhara.

The best season for trekking in Mohare Danda are spring (March-May) and fall (September-November) but can also be done all year around. As being a medium level of trek experience, it can be enjoyed with family as there are no major altitude sickness problems. Also please note that our itinerary is totally customizable. If you want the route to be a certain way or want to exclude or include extra days, we surely can arrange that for you.

For more information or if you want to inquire more about the Mohare Danda Trek in the Annapurna Region, please feel free to email or contact us.

Here we list you our itinerary for Mohare Hill Trek in the Annapurna Region:

Outline itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: Sightsee Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley

Day 3: A scenic Drive to Pokhara and enjoy in Lakeside

Day 4:  Pokhara to Galeshwor and Bas Kharka

Day 5: Bas Kharka - Nagi (2300m) 5-6 hours

Day 6: Nagi - Mohare Danda (3300m) 6 - 7 hours

Day 7: Trek to Poon Hill and Overnight at Ghorepani

Day 8: Ghorepani to ThirekDhunga

Day 9: TirkheDunga to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara

Day 10: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 11: Final Departure

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel

Our team member of Accent Himalaya will pick you from the airport and drop you at your hotel after your arrival. As you might have Jetlag, you can either take rest or visit the office of Accent Himalaya in Thamel and explore the surrounding. Later in the evening, we the company will be serving you a welcome dinner in a fine Nepali restaurant with delicious Nepalese food.

  3 star Hotel in Kathmandu

  Welcome Dinner

  Airport Pickup and Hotel Transfer

Day 2: Sightsee Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley

Early morning after breakfast, we get ready to sightsee the UNESCO enlisted heritage sights of the Kathmandu valley. We make it to the top of Swayambhunath temple which is one the prominent site Hindus as well as Buddhist. You can see hundreds of devotes circling the areas and also spot lots of monkeys in the area. We then visit the Pashupatinath temple – a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva –a prominent figure in Hindu Scripture. The temple itself is located on the bank of Bagmati river and you can observe hundreds of devotes and shadus nearby. (shadus are the people who renounced material life don’t believe in material possession). The temple is built in Pagoda style and has a golden crown on the top. Our next destination would be the largest stupa in the world – the Boudhanath Stupa. This stupa is also surrounded by other monasteries and temples also is one of the most visited sites in Kathmandu. Lastly, we visit the Kathmandu Durbar square, an ancient site surround by unique arts and rich architecture. 

Day 3: A scenic Drive to Pokhara and enjoy in Lakeside

The next morning, after breakfast we take a scenic drive to Pokhara in a tourist bus which takes around 5-6 hours in an ideal situation. The route to Pokhara is alongside the bank of Trishuli rivers. Besides the amazing landscape, we can also spot some magnificent mountain tops and also some picnic, camping sites on the beach. After reaching, we stalk around the streets of Pokhara and enjoy in the lakeside of Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 4: Pokhara to Galeshwor and Bas Kharka

Driving along the bank of Kali Gandaki river for four hrs, we reach Galeshor from Pokhara. Thereafter, a hike for about 3-4 hours will take us to Bas Kharka. We hike through the lush green forest and cross the suspension bridge of Kali Gandaki river. Overnight at the lodge. 

Day 5: Bas Kharka - Nagi (2300m) 5-6 hours

Our breakfast, we start our trek heading to Nagi. Our trails pass through the beautiful villages alongside the stunning views of mountains and impressive landscapes.  The total trek time accounts for 7 hrs utmost and we also get to interact with the settlements here.

Day 6: Nagi to Mohare Danda (3300m) 6 - 7 hours

Today’s trail goes through beautiful forests of Oak and Rhododendrons with magnificent views of mountains such as Mt. Fishtail, south Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Tukche and many more. In the evening, we observe glorious sunset view from Mohare hill station and then overnight at eco-community management lodge.

Day 7: Trek to Poon Hill and Overnight at Ghorepani

Here at Mohare Hill is very quiet and the experience feels more exclusive. After relishing some time here taking pictures in this tranquil atmosphere - we start our walk along the ridge, southern section of Khopra Danda ridge trail. Along the ridge, we can spot breathtaking views of Dhaulagiri as we descend to Poon Hill and further descending down, we reach the destination of the day - Ghorepani (2874 m). Overnight in Ghorepani.

Day 8: Ghorepani to ThirekDhunga

Our trails are wide and we descend downhill from here along the dense rhododendron forests. Our trails pass through several small villages and settlements as we make our way down. Overnight in Tirkhedhunga. 

Day 9: TirkheDunga to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara

Walk from Tirkhedunga to Nayapul is quite easy either flat or downhill. We descend gently down the way through the rice fields and local villages to and trek until we reach Nayapul and finally drive to Pokhara and stay overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.

Day 10: Pokhara to Kathmandu

On this penultimate day, after having breakfast in the beautiful city, you will be driven back to Kathmandu which takes around 6 hours or takes a short flight of 25 minutes (your choice for flight needs to be paid additionally). After arriving Kathmandu, you can buy souvenirs for which the guide can help you. In the evening, you will be taken for farewell dinner and cultural show where you can enjoy a variety of Nepalese dishes and cultural performances.

  Farewell Dinner

Day 11: Final Departure

If you wish you wrap up your Nepal visit, one of our representatives from Accent Himalaya will drop you to the airport and see you off. If you want to explore more or extend your visit, we will always be there with you to guide for the next step.

  Breakfast

  Airport Drop

Include and Exclude

What's Included

  • Tourist bus transportation from Kathmandu - Pokhara, and Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • Accommodation with breakfast at Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara 
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • English speaking, well trained and experienced trekking guides, assistant guide(s) as per the group size and support team for luggage
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (if needed)
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • Annapurna Conservation Park Permits fee
  • TIMS Fee (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Not Included in the Cost

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (table or alcoholic drinks, phone calls, laundry, bar bills, recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Gratitude for guides and porters

Trip Note

 

Accommodation for Mohare Danda Base Camp Trek

Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu, standard hotels (rated 2-3 star) will be provided (for 4 nights). However, if you are willing to pay more, we can arrange some luxurious room from (4 - 5) star hotels.

But once you set out for Mohare Danda Base Camp Trekking, normal lodges or Teahouse will be arranged where you get a normal bed and pillow. A few lodges have electric lights but others rely on candle lights or lanterns. Nevertheless, there will be a good provision of food. All the lodges are booked prior to your trekking but in some cases, they cannot be booked in advance. In such a case, you need to show willingness since it is an adventurous trekking and some facilities are limited to the high mountains.

Meals and Drinks on Mohare Danda Base Camp Trek

All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination. We recommend you to carry water purification pills along with you as normal water will be provided free of cost. If you wish to drink bottled water, they are available in the shop and tea houses. However, bottled water and liquors are not included in the package. 

Best Season to Travel

The best Seasons for traveling in Nepal are spring (March-May) and fall (September-November). Trips can also be arranged during winter upon request. However, the cold environment might not be suitable for all. Because of scorching heat, and monsoon with melting snow, we don’t recommend you for trekking in the months of June, July, and August. 

Luggage/Backpack on Mohare Hill Base Camp Trek

During your trek, your main luggage will be carried by our porters and you will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.

Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.

Guide/Porter on Trek

Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced trekking guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your trek. We have the best provision of very loyal and honest porters who will carry 20 kg from two tourists (10 kg each). If you are trekking in a bigger group (more than 10 people in a group), we will provide you an additional guide.

Group Size, Guide, and Crew Member

Accent Himalaya organizes Mohare Danda Trekking from a minimum of a single person to maximum of 12 people in a group at once. However, larger groups trek can be arranged by splitting the groups. One guide is provided for up to 6 trekkers and 2 guides are provided up to 16 trekkers. One porter is provided for 2 trekkers. The guide will be in the same hotel or lodge where you are accommodated but porter might be placed somewhere else during your trip.

Personal Expenses on Trek

A personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available at some places) tips to the guide and porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $25). Tips to the guide and porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.

Gears Available in Kathmandu

All the necessary gears required for the trek are available in Kathmandu at a reasonable price or even you can hire them. Hence, you don’t have to spend a large amount of money for your trip preparation in your home country.

A Typical Day on Trek

On a usual day, you are required to walk for 4-6 hours every day. After having breakfast, you will set out for the day’s walk for 3-4 hours until midday and stop for lunch. After lunch, you continue to your destination. The after lunch walk is comparatively shorter and can reach the destination within next couple of hours. On some particular days, you will get to reach your destination at lunchtime and after that, you can take rest and enjoy the remaining hours. After reaching your destination of the day, you can relax, stretch your body, take a shower, read some books, roam around or even play cards in a group.

Our Greetings at Airport

We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your Mohare Danda/Hill Trekking with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the Customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.

Itinerary and Possible Changes on it

Our normal Itinerary includes 11 days package for Mohare Danda Trek which is the most usual and practical. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you managed further schedule, you want to exclude those days for our service and just want us to help you with the trekking part, upon your request, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary and let you know about the final cost for the trip.

Also, you can extend or shorten your trek if you feel it’s necessary with consulting our guide on the way to your destination. We recommend you to finish the trek within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall at any time.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation

Health, Safety, and Security of the clients are always our top most priority. So, In case of a serious sickness or any mishaps, while you are on Mohare Danda trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or you have to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip and please visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.

Booking and Payment

You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Mohare Hill Base Camp trek along with a photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you, then we will forward the details of payment.

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