Mohare Danda Trek, also known as Mohare Danda Eco Community Trek, is a newly opened trail in the Annapurna foothills. Escape the city's bustle and embark on a tranquil retreat with this ideal trek for solitude seekers. Enjoy the peaceful Himalayan trail near Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks, offering panoramic views of snow-capped mountains. The area is inhabited by the vibrant Magar and Gurung communities, known for their rich culture and way of life. This trek supports the local community and showcases beautiful views, remote villages, and dense forests. Pass through Galeshwor, Banskharka, Nangi villages, and more, experiencing the simple lifestyle and distinct cultures of the locals. Families seeking a serene setting and cultural richness will find it to be a great option. Stay in community-based home-stays to learn and understand their lifestyle. This tailor-made trek offers multiple options for duration and can be customized to explore other areas in the Annapurna region. Enjoy the diverse landscapes of rhododendron forests, alpine prairies, and charming villages like Mallaj, Banskharkha, Dandakateri, and Nangi, adorned with orange trees, bamboo, terraces, and organic farms.
Mohare Danda Trek is feasible throughout the year, However, it's important to note that certain seasons offer better conditions for a more enjoyable experience. The optimal time to embark on Mohare Danda Trek is from March to May and September to November, during the spring and autumn seasons. These periods provide stable weather, pleasant climates, clear views, and sunny days. Mornings and nights can be chilly, but overall temperatures remain moderate. Spring treats you to vibrant flora along the trail, while autumn carries a festive atmosphere. On the other hand, the monsoon season and winter are considered off-seasons. During the monsoon, the trail becomes muddy, slippery, and prone to landslides. In winter, thick fog obstructs views, and heavy snowfall can lead to trail closures and trek may longer than supposed due to transportation. It's best to plan your trek during spring or autumn for a safe and enjoyable experience.
During the Mohare Danda Trek, you'll have the opportunity to stay in homestays and lodges provided by the local community. We ensure that you receive the best available accommodation along the way. The accommodation includes basic amenities such as rooms, which are mostly shared, as well as shared or private washrooms. Dining facilities are also available. In some places, you may find free charging and hot shower facilities, while in others, there may be a small additional cost. The community-built accommodation on this trek directly benefits the local people, contributing to their well-being and overall community development.
When it comes to meals, they are prepared based on the menu offered by the lodge or homestay. You can expect a variety of dishes, including Nepali, Indo-Chinese, and Continental cuisine. Additionally, drinking water is available throughout the trail, allowing you to refill your water bottle as needed. To ensure extra safety, we recommend carrying water purification tablets to further purify the water you consume.
If you are interested in immersing yourself in the local lifestyle, we highly recommend staying in the charming villages of Nangi, Banskharka, and Dadakateri for a few days. These villages offer an authentic experience where you can truly connect with the local community and get a glimpse into their daily lives.
By choosing to stay in these villages, you will have the opportunity to witness the simplicity and warmth of the local lifestyle. You can interact with the friendly villagers, learn about their traditions and customs, and participate in their daily activities.
In Nangi, Banskharka, and Dadakateri, you will have the chance to experience the unique cultural heritage of the region. From tasting traditional local cuisine to observing traditional ceremonies and festivities, you will gain a deeper appreciation for the local way of life.
Moreover, staying in these villages provides an opportunity for a meaningful exchange, where you can share your own experiences and learn from the locals. This enriching cultural immersion will undoubtedly create lasting memories and leave you with a greater understanding of the local lifestyle.
So, if you are seeking an authentic and immersive experience, we highly encourage you to consider staying in Nangi, Banskharka, and Dadakateri villages during your Mohare Danda Trek.
Begin your Mohare Danda Trek by driving to Galeshwar, situated at an elevation of 1170 meters. Enjoy a scenic drive and immerse yourself in the beautiful landscapes along the way. Upon reaching Galeshwar, start your trek towards Bans Kharka, located at an altitude of 1450 meters. The trek will take approximately 2-3 hours, allowing you to ease into the trekking experience. Spend the night at a Community Lodge, where you can rest and rejuvenate for the days ahead.
Start your day by trekking from Bans Kharka to Nadi Village. This day's trek will take you through enchanting trails, surrounded by lush forests and stunning views. As you ascend to an altitude of 2250 meters, soak in the natural beauty and immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere. The trek will last for about 5-6 hours, offering you ample time to appreciate the picturesque surroundings. You can experience the local life in Banskharka, Dadakatari village. Spend the night in Nangi Village at a Community Lodge, where you can enjoy a comfortable stay.
Start your thrilling trek from Nadi Village to Mohare Danda. As you ascend to an altitude of 3300 meters, prepare to be captivated by the breathtaking vistas and panoramic views that unfold along the way. The trek will take approximately 5-6 hours, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the tranquility and natural wonders of the region. Spend the night at a Community Lodge, where you can enjoy the warmth of the local hospitality.
Embark on an adventurous trek from Mohare Danda to Ghorepani, passing through the iconic Poon Hill. Witness the awe-inspiring sunrise from Poon Hill, offering a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. Continue your trek to Ghorepani, located at an altitude of 2853 meters. This day's trek will take around 5-6 hours, providing you with ample opportunities to admire the majestic landscapes and immerse yourself in the natural beauty. Spend the night at a Guest House.
On the final day of your trek, early morning hike to very famous view point Poonhill for sunrise and back to your hotel and after breakfast trek to Birethanti, enjoying the picturesque trails and the captivating scenery along the way. From Nayapul, drive back to Pokhara, marking the end of your unforgettable Mohare Danda Trek. Reflect upon your incredible journey and cherish the memories of the breathtaking landscapes, cultural encounters, and the sense of achievement you have gained.
An itinerary can be customized according to your choice.
Please, note that the itinerary is posted to give you an idea of where we are staying and which route we are taking. Feel free to customize the trip as per your schedule; we finish it shorter/longer than supposed.
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