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Mohare Danda Trek

Mohare Danda Trek

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Trip Information

Trip Duration

9 Nights 10 Days

Difficulty Level

Medium

Destination

Nepal

Maximum Height

3300 m

Guiding Method

Trekking

Best Season

All time

Highlights

  • The unparalleled beauty of the Annapurna Himalayan Range
  • Authentic off-the-beaten experience through the Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Opportunity to get a close-up view of the authentic culture of the Magar Community

Through the lush green forests which cover most of the Annapurna region, the Mohare Danda Trek traverses the foothills of the majestic Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan ranges accompanied by the vibrant hamlets occupied by the Magar people. The trek to the foot of some of the world's tallest Himalayas is accompanied by the shimmering cultural exhibition of the Gurung and Magar ethnicities as well. Mohare Danda Trek is a unique and authentic experience headed to the Himalayas accompanied by unparalleled landscapes, unmatched splendor, and peaceful solitude.

Our Himalayan adventure begins from a lovely drive from the Kathmandu Valley heading towards the enchanting city of Pokhara. Continuing the ride along the gorgeous landscapes, the journey heads to Galeshwar from where we begin our trek heading towards Bans Kharka for our first night on the go. Continuing on, we head towards the Magar hamlet of Nangi taking the opportunity to take a peek inside the unique culture and way of life of the Magar people. Accompanied by the stunning views of Machhapuchhre (6,997m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m) alongside countless other Himalayas, we head towards Mohare Hill to enjoy stunning views of the sunset. The snow-white Himalayas turning golden with the rising sun is a sight to witness as the Himalayan journey reaches its apex. The trail gradually winds down through forests filled with stunning rhododendron trees blooming in variable shades of red, pink, and white as we head towards Deurali and then onto the captivating hamlet of Ghandruk. The final stretch of the journey takes us down to Nayapul and then onto Pokhara where our journey comes to a close.

We here at Nepal Ascent Treks love to serve our clients with the best possible services. The enchanting beauty of the Annapurna Himalayas has forever been a catalyst for us to introduce new trekkers to the Annapurna Region and with Mohare Danda being in the heart of the newly discovered trails, we are more than excited to accompany you on this journey.

 

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Itinerary

After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport you will be welcomed by our representatives who will drive you directly to the hotel. After refreshments, you will be introduced to the guides and other members of the staff after which, we wrap up the activities for the day. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Accommodation
3 star

Meal
Dinner

Transportation
Private car

The day begins with an early morning breakfast before we begin our journey heading away from the valley. Through the windy roads of Tribhuvan Highway, we settle down at a comfortable pace on Prithvi Highway heading towards Pokhara. Midway through the journey, we are accompanied by Trishuli River adorning the stunning hillsides. We arrive in Pokhara just in time to witness the stunning views of the sunset over the Himalayas. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.

Accommodation
3 star

Meal
Breakfast

Transportation
Tourist bus

We begin the day with a lovely ride heading towards Galeshwar. Accompanying the raging Kaligandaki for about four hours, we reach Andha Galchi which is also the deepest gorge of the world. Crossing the suspension bridge over Kaligandaki River brings us to our starting point from where we begin our trek towards Bans Kharka enjoying the surrounding landscapes covered with lush green forests. Overnight stay at Banskharka.

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Private car / Walking

The day begins with the stunning views of the Himalayas on the horizon as we kick off our journey heading towards the hamlet of Nangi. The six hours trek takes us past stunning landscapes alongside the lonely trail snaking deep into the lush green forests. The hamlet of Nangi also provides a great chance to partake in the unique culture of the Magar community. Overnight stay at Nangi.

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

An early day today, we make our way towards Mohare Hill station to witness the stunning views of the Himalayas surrounding the entire region. The trail gradually ascends through shady forests reaching the peak at 3300m. The stunning Himalayan panorama comprises of Annapurna I (8,091m), Dhaulagiri I (8,167m), Machhapuchhre (6,997m), Annapurna South (7,219m) and snowy summits of the majestic Annapurna Range. Overnight stay at Mohare Danda.

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Enjoying the views of the Himalayas drenched in the early morning sunlight, we begin our way down heading towards the hamlet of Deurali. With the Himalayas to our back, we slowly descend down to the valley through the lush green forests and countless clusters of settlements raveling in their vibrant and unique culture. The final stretch of the journey sees us descend through the thinning forests to reach Deurali. Overnight stay at Deurali.

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Today, we head to the vibrant hamlet of Ghandruk which is a famous resting point in the Annapurna Circuit Trail. Continuing our descent, the hilly trail snakes through pleasant lush green forests of oak, pine, and rhododendron on either side. Diverting away from the trail leading to Tadapani, we head east to Ghandruk, a serene Gurung settlement. The village is especially famous or its hospitality, homestay practice, and glorious views of the Himalayas. Overnight stay at Ghandruk.

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

The final day of our trek, today, we begin our way down towards Nayapul heading down from Ghandruk. The journey heads down through cobbled steps continuing on through the rugged Hilly trail before eventually coming onto a stunning waterfall. Continuing our journey down, we reach Nayapul beyond which we take a bus ride back to Pokhara. Time permitting you can take a pleasant stroll around the lakeside which works wonders for winding down from our days of travels. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.

Accommodation
3 star

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch

Transportation
Walking / Private car

The final day of our journey we begin our way back heading towards Kathmandu. Through the familiar bends of Prithvi Highway, the journey takes us through stunning Hilly landscapes once again accompanied by the raging Trishuli River. Back at Kathmandu, we head directly to the hotel. You can explore the city if time permits. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Accommodation
3 star

Meal
Breakfast | Dinner

Transportation
Tourist bus

Once again our representatives will drop you back at Tribhuvan International Airport just in time for your next flight back home. We hope you had a lovely time with us.

Meal
Breakfast

Transportation
Private car

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What's Included

Meal

  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
  • Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.

Accomodation

  • Stay in the city at finest hotel (Can upgrade of the accommodations to luxury hotels / lodge is possible at extra cost).
  • Lodge expenses during the trek.

Staffs & Crew

  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
  • Insurance of guide and porter.
  • A porter and his entire expenses.

Transportation

  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu travel in a deluxe bus.
  • Airport pickup and drop facility.

Permits & Paperworks

  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)

Other

  • First aid medical kit
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • Nepal Ascent Treks duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map.

Complimentary Extras

  • Local sim card
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
  • 1 hour trekkers massage / Yoga after the trip completion.

What's Not Included

  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Airfare for domestic and international flights.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).

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Essential Info

Physical Fitness

Many people have questions as to what level of physical fitness is required for visiting Nepal, and that is extremely reliant on what activity the visitor is engaging in. With that said, for a standard trek of moderate grading (Everest Base Camp Trek is an example of moderate) the daily activity will be 7-8 hours, and elevation will generally not exceed 5,500 meters. The day’s trekking is sustained and will involve both long steep climbs, and descents with a variety of terrain underfoot from well-trodden paths, to rocks covered with ice or snow. A typical day would include a number of climbs or descents of 500 meters or more, starting after breakfast, resting at lunch, then continuous trekking until arriving at the teahouse.

In preparation for the trek, it is important to begin a training requirement at least 4 months before departing for Nepal. Three to four hours of aerobic exercise like running, walking, swimming, cycling & some gym work per week is the minimum and most will find it beneficial to add some basic strength training to their physical fitness routine. One of the best ways to prepare is to take practice hikes with a daypack roughly the same weight as what you will be taking on the trek. Do this only after a baseline of fitness has been reached. Moving fast is not the end goal, rather endurance is the focus, and will provide a more enjoyable and safe adventure.

Trekking Seasons in Nepal

There are two main seasons in which Nepal sees the most amount of visitors. Fall (September through November) being the most popular, and spring (March to May) coming in close behind. The summer months of June, July and August are the monsoon season and as such the trails are mostly washed out, and roads can sometimes be impassible due to landslide activates. Not to mention the view is non-existent. Still, there are a few places that lie in rain shadow areas and see significantly less rain if any at all, and summer can be a good time to visit these places. 

Winter in Nepal is dry, with very cold nights where temperatures can drop to -20°C at the highest altitudes, but the days are pleasant and sunny. Additionally, the trails are much less crowded during this time of year. In Kathmandu, maximum daytime temperatures reach around 20°C.

Fall is the most popular because it’s after the monsoons, and the air is dry, the days are sunny, and everything is green in the lower valleys from the excessive rains. Spring is a popular choice because some rain returns, but the weather is generally warm and dry, and flowers are in bloom in the lower elevations.

Trekking Day

A typical trekking day begins with a cup of tea at around 6 in the morning. It is advised to pack your trekking gears in a duffle bag and essential supplies in your day pack in these early hours. After having breakfast, we begin the trek and head along the trail at around 8 am. The morning walk is designed to be longer as we begin with refreshed bodies and enthusiasm. Following a good morning’s walk, we make stop for lunch at around 11.30 am. The lunch involves group meals enjoying the vicinity around the stop. You can explore the surrounding or use the time according to your own consent. After resting for about an hour or two, we resume our trek to reach teahouse or camp by 3-4 pm. The afternoon walk is relatively shorter and can involve games and side trips as organized by the trekking guides. You also can enjoy breaks during the trek to relax, read or stroll around the area. You can converse with the local people and observe their lifestyle. Dinner is served around 7 in the evening to round off the day.

Meals and Accommodations

During the length of the trek, the accommodation style is commonly referred to as teahouse. These are family-run basic lodges that fill the role of the restaurant, meeting place, and boarding house for tourists. Electricity can be found in the rooms, which means one light bulb, and one or two outlets for charging electronics. The common areas are also lit by electricity. Teahouses may use solar, hydroelectric, or have electrical lines running into the village, so the commonality and availability of electricity may vary.

Most teahouses have private rooms, though if the trek is in a more remote or high altitude place dormitories are the norm. Each room has 1 or 2 single beds with basic bedding, and the bathroom is shared. Expect a mix of western and squat style toilets in the bathrooms.

Breakfast and dinner are taken at the teahouse and these lodges have large family style dining rooms centered on a stove to provide heat. The menu will have Nepali style western foods such as pasta, pizza, pancakes, burgers, and fries. Also on the menu is the traditional Dal Bhat meal. This is a lentil soup with rice and vegetable or meat curry. Most menus will also offer a smattering of local cuisine.

Travel Insurance

Many expeditions and tours require that travel insurance is purchased prior to arriving in Nepal, but other treks and tours may not. However, travel insurance is definitely an important consideration. There are a number of reasons to consider insurance. Firstly, it may be required, so check to see what is being asked for by the company. Second, Nepal is a landlocked country, and there are few direct flights. Travel in and out can encounter some disruptions and if purchasing insurance, make sure flight delays and cancellations are included. The next reason to choose insurance is that, though every safeguard is in place during your tour, there are always extenuating circumstances that may result in an accident. Read the fine print of insurance policies to ensure trekking or any other activity you are engaging in is covered, as some policies have stopped covering trekking in certain places. It is impossible to have a relaxing trip without the comfort of good insurance, so do the research and choose carefully.

Nepal Visa Entry Procedure

For entry into Nepal, there are visa requirements everyone (except Indian nationals) must complete before being allowed to pass through immigration. This is for air travel as well as overland transportation. Most visitors may obtain a visa to enter Nepal, however, there are exceptions. There are a number of entry points where you can obtain the visa upon arriving by land, but Tribhuvan International Airport is the only one for air transport.

Visa on Arrival Tourist Visa

Three options are available for entry

15-day single entry: US $30

30-day single entry: US $50

90-day multiple entries: US $125

Please have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the time of entry, and have cash ready, preferably in US dollars, though there are other currencies Nepal Immigration accepts. If you are entering via overland, you must have US cash and 3 passport photos. For arrival by air, the kiosks at the airport take your picture for you.

For the most up to date list of exceptions for visa on arrival or to obtain the most current visa information, visit the Nepal Department of Immigration website.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

Acute Mountain Sickness is usually seen in un-acclimatized people shortly after ascent to high altitudes. The condition occurs due to the thinning of air as the altitude increases. The condition, if not taken seriously and treated immediately, can be life-threatening and its symptoms can be seen generally above 3000 meters. Some of the symptoms of AMS are nausea, vomiting, tiredness, shortness of breath and cerebral pain. The treks are designed to properly acclimatize you to the change in high altitude climate and sufficient precautionary measures too are taken to take utmost caution. We also equip our staffs with cell phones and satellite phones in occurrence of any emergency cases. We are greatly driven to keep the safety and security of our clients as our foremost concern.

Drinking Water

Water is essential for life, and clean water is imperative while on holiday. When choosing to visit less developed countries it is a concern that all travelers should consider. A few options are available when trekking or traveling in Nepal that will mitigate any chances of drinking contaminated water which could cause disruption of an otherwise fun adventure. The first consideration to take into account is that tap water should not be ingested. That even means when brushing your teeth. Most will choose to buy bottled water and if doing so make sure the cap has not been opened previously. Plastic bottle refuse is a problem, and with that being said there are other options on the market to assist in making water drinkable. Your local outdoor store can help with choosing what option might be best to use in conjunction with a reusable bottle. Your guide can also steer you to water that has been filtered and purified so ask him or her what is available.

Arrival Instruction

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our company representatives are stationed to welcome you to the country. We request you to carefully look for your name being held by our representatives following the events upon landing. The representatives are responsible to escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. You will see men offering you to carry luggage and take you to your destination as you exit the airport. We request you to pay no attention to these people and follow the designated representatives and follow their instructions. You will also need to keep an eye on your luggage and belongings to avoid any complications.

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