Mohare to Khopra Danda and Mardi Himal Trek passes through pastoral villages, paddy fields and jungles hide and sink with wildlife. You will also enjoy gorgeous views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Mt Fishtail with the Sunrise and Sunset view from Poon Hill, Muldai Hill and Badal Danda. Mardi Himal, Mahare Danda and Khopra danda is a hidden paradise in Annapurna region. You will be staying at community run home stay and tea houses in a peaceful environments of Annapurna areas.This is an ideal trek to get a different taste of trekking in Nepal.For booking inquiry regarding Mohare to Khopra Danda and Mardi Himal Trek cost and dates for 2023, 2024, please email us at [email protected] and call or leave message on WhatsApp at +977 9851023742.
Trek Name: Mohare Khopra Mardi Himal Trek
Trek Duration: 19 Days
Trek Difficulty: Easy
Trek Season: Aug to Nov, Feb to June
Trek Altitude: 850m-4500m
Trek Cost: USD 1015- USD 1795
Group Size: 01 - 12 people
Trek Package: Full Package
Mode of Transfer: Bus/Jeep
Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Mohare Danda Khopra Ridge Mardi Himal Trek is the best community eco trek in Annapurna region of Nepal.
The 19-day trek around Mohare Danda and Khopra ridge with Mardi Himal Trek passes woods, fields and villages.You will stay in local family run home stay, community lodges and tea houses during the trek.This is a peaceful off the beaten track in the foothills of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.The trekking route of Mohare, Khopra Danda Mardi Himal offers a perfect view of snow-capped peaks and green hills. So, we also call this trek, a community Eco trek to Mohare Danda, Khopra and Mardi Himal.
If you plan to do Mohare Danda Trek, you’ll need first get to Pokhara by drive and by flight. This is where your guide will meet you at your hotel in Pokhara. You can leave your luggage that you aren’t bringing on the trek in your hotel so you don’t have to carry the extra weight. From Pokhara, it is a 5-hour bumpy road drive by van to starting point of trek.You will then continue trek to Mohare Danda, Khopra Ridge and Mardi Himal. This a combine trek of three in one trek in Annapurna.
Mohare Khopra Mardi Himal Trek Package
We offer budget, standard and full fledged package to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.Please write us email to know about these package price and what is inclusion in the cost. We come to see you soon by mail with all details price of budget, standard and full fledged trip. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Package price ranges from USD 350 to USD 950.
Mohare Khopra Mardi Himal Trek Difficulty
Mohare Danda Trek is a good mix of easy, moderate and hard.There are lots of stairs and during the uphill it is steep.Other than the first day which 3-hours uphill only, the rest of the days have a balance of uphill and flat sections of trail. Also, the last day has some painfully long downhill stretches which is difficult especially with weak knees. One of the nice things about this trek is you won’t have to worry too much about altitude, as the highest you’ll get is 3,300 meters. At that level, you may experience some shortness of breath or a dull headache, but it is nothing compared to what you can experience on the higher elevation treks throughout Nepal.
Accommodation on Mohare Khopra Mardi Himal Trek
During the trek, don’t expect luxury accommodation. You’ll be staying in remote rural villages where building materials must be carried in on foot.You’ll stay in tea houses for most of the trek, which are humble yet cozy.The rooms are simple — usually just 2 single beds. There might be a small table and some hooks on the wall, from which you can hang your trekking clothes to air out.You may have an opportunity to spend the night in a home stay. Group have to stay in a separate home, spread throughout the village.
Toilets-Toilets are all shared and outside the room. So yeah, if you wake up in the middle of the night, you’ll want to grab your headlamp because you’ll have to walk a ways to get there.Toilets on the trek will be rustic.And showers will be very basic.These differ from tea house to tea house. Others had Western-style toilets that you needed to fill with a bucket of water to flush.If you need to use the toilet during the trek.You go in the woods. Most of the time, you’re trekking through forests, so you’ll just need to find a secluded spot where nobody can see you.
Showers-Some tea houses have showers, others don’t. We’d highly suggest packing wipes and not being too concerned with showering on your trek, because, well, you’re not always going to have the option.
Food on Mohare Khopra Mardi Himal Trek
Lunch and Dinner-Meals on the trek will basically consist of rice, pasta, lentils, potatoes, rice, dumplings and more rice. Most food options on the trail are already veggie. It’s actually difficult to find anything that has meat in it. And if you’re vegan, you’ll be happy to know that there are lots of options for you too. When anything on the menu says it comes with vegetables, expect a small bit of shredded carrot, cabbage, and onion — not much more than that.
Breakfast-Set breakfast basically consist of fried eggs, spiced potatoes with onions and peppers and chapati. Masala Omelet is basically just an omelet with some small pieces of vegetables and some seasoning.Pancakes-It is a bit different than what you’re probably used to. Instead of being light and fluffy, they are quite dense and have almost a rubbery texture.Tibetan Bread is doughy and fried, this is almost like an unsweetened doughnut when it’s cooked well. They’re good with peanut butter and jam or honey. Masala Milk Tea or Milk Coffee are usually the options for drinks with breakfast. You can also ask for tea or coffee without milk.
Best season for Mohare Khopra Mardi Himal Trek
The best times of the year for trekking in Mohare Danda are in the spring and the fall. These times of year have comfortable temperatures, clear skies, and less chance of rain. If you hike during the winter months, be prepared with warmer layers. And if you hike during the summer (monsoon) months, be sure you have waterproof layers.
During monsoon season (the months of June and July) leeches can be found on many trails.
Mohare Khopra Mardi Himal Trek Permit
All trekkers in Nepal must acquire the Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS) Card. The TIMS Card is mandatory to ensure the safety and security of trekkers in the general trekking areas. In addition to the TIMS Card, you also need a to get a ACAP permit to do Mohare Danda Trek.A copy of your passport and two passport-size photographs are required to obtain a TIMS Card and ACAP permit.
Last Minute Booking Trip
For those unable to book a trip in advance, We do accept a last-minute booking. To take advantage of this facility, you need to pay 100% of the trip cost 24 hours before the trip departures. We do our best to operate a trek at any time, but in case of last-minute booking, we can not be responsible for delays due to circumstances beyond our control such as bad weather or the unavailability of lodging. Contact us at 977-9851023742 (Jitendra) or email us at [email protected] for more information.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
Upon arrival in Kathmandu airport, receive you there and drive to hotel. Free day on your preparing for trekking and meeting with guide. Stay night at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara(200km, 6 hours drive)
Breakfast and get tourist bus drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara that takes for 6 hours scenic drive. Stay night at standard twin sharing hotel accommodation in Pokhara.
Day 3: Pokhara - Galeshwor ( 5 hours drive) - Banskharka( 3 hours trek)
Climb up 3 hours almost only on stairs. You’ll make your way past a couple small villages until you reach Baskharka Community Lodge. Breakfast and start drive early in the morning from Pokhara for 5 hours passing through corn fields and hydro-electric dams until the village of Galeshwor. We geared up there and start the trek through little farming communities who were growing oranges, lemons, corn, and plums. We stop to catch our breathe many times during the nearly all vertical climb, and one time we look up and the clouds parted enough for us to see Dhaulagiri, the 7th highest peak in the world. After three hours of sweat and wobbly legs, we reach to Banskharka Community dining hall, where we would have dinner that night. If you are lucky to watch the sunset over the vast valley below the dining hall.
Day 4: Banskharka - Nangi Community Lodge(5 to 6 hours trek)
The morning is another 3 hour climb up steps and passing through villages. But after lunch, the trail levels out a bit so you can enjoy the views more. Breakfast and the next 3 hours is pretty tough trekking similar to the day before up the mountain past rice and corn fields. After lunch, the hike is much easier as the trail leveled off and we walk across a few race fields and through local communities. Walk around Nangi village and enjoy the view of Annapurna South and Dhaulagiri with sunset.
Day 5: Nangi - Mohare Danda(5 to 6 hours)
Even though we gain 1,000 meters this day, it didn’t feel like it. The trail is mostly uphill, with intervals of flat trail in between the climbs. We pass through an evergreen forest and past the tree line with epic views of the valleys below. Also, we have to carry all the water we’d be needing with us, as there are no villages on this section of the trek. After breakfast, continue trek uphill until the lunch spot around 12 pm, which is a hut in the middle of the path. After lunch, continue trek again another 2 hours on a Nepalese flat trail up and down, up and down, until to the top at Mohare Danda Lodge( 3,300m), this is the highest point of the trek. On a clear day you can see the peaks of Dhaulagiri (8,172m), Nilgiri (7,061m), Annapurna 1 (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,219m), and Fish Tail Mountain (6,997m) which is sacred and no one permit to the summit.
Mohare Danda is the highest wireless internet relay station in Nepal, which allows the schools and hospitals in remote villages to connect to Kathmandu providing better healthcare to the region.
Day 6: Mohare Danda -Swantha(2200m, 9 kms, 5-6 hrs walk)
After enjoying the magnificent mountain views, we start our journey slowly by walking downhill through a trail surrounded by rhododendron, pine, oak and Juniper trees. We will hear and see various species of birds on our way to the very famous view point of Poonhill. We will then continue down to Ghorepani for about two hours and have lunch. After lunch we continue walking down through the forest to the Chitre village for about one and half hour. From Chitre village, we take a new path to Swanta village (2260m), which is the gateway to the Khopra trek.
Day 7: Trek to Chistibung((2975m, 7 kms, 3-4 hrs walk)
Immediately after leaving Swanta we enter the forest and walk through a very cool and pleasant path, hearing the sound of the river and the birds singing. After two hours, we cross a stream and we have a lunch at the Kharka before we start to climb the steep Khopra Hill for another one and a half to two hours, reaching Chhistibang at 3020m. We halt there for the night, among the rhododendron and oak trees.
Day 8: Trek to Kopra ridge(3660m, 4 kms, 3 hrs walk)
We continue climbing uphill to Khopra (3660m) and spend the night there. Khopra provides internet and telephone facilities.
Day 9: Khopra to Khayer Lake-Khopra Ridge
Breakfast and exploration hiking to Khayer lake for 6 to 7 hour and back to Khopra ridge for stay night at tea house lodge.
Day 10: Khopra Danda to Dobato(3420m, 6 kms,5-6 hrs walk)
There are two possible ways for Dobato high route. In spring or during the dry season, we take the high route straight above Khopra, enjoying the views of the fully bloomed rhododendron forest and admiring the landscapes of the Kali Gandaki valley and the spectacular mountains. The path is very narrow and can be slippery at some parts. A good balance and no fear of heights is a priority. With rain or snow it is absolute dangerous to walk this way. Walking crampons are recommended in case of quick weather change. In winter or during the snow season, we take the lower route to avoid icy paths. The lower path is a little longer, and goes uphill and downhill through the forest but is much safer.
Day 11: Dobato to Ghandruk via Tadapani(2610m, 12 kms, 6-7 hrs walk)
From the lodge in Dobato we first follow the forest trail to Isaru where there are two lodges after one hour and another after one and a half hour of walking. After two hours we reach a junction and from there we continue to Tadapani, a touristy junction facing Mt. Annapurna South, Himchuli, Machhapuchre (Fishtail). From here, we take an easy and a pleasant trail toward Ghandruk through a trunk of rhododendrons. We will be welcomed by the grey monkeys (Langur) and will have sufficient time to interact with them.
Day 12: Ghandruk to Landruk/Deurali(2100m, 15km, 6 hours)
Breakfast and trek downhill to Kimche and trek again uphill to Landruk. It is also possible further trek to Pitam Deuarli too. Stay night at guest house.
Day 13: Pitam Deurali to Low Camp(2990m, 12 km, 6 to 7 hours)
Breakfast and trek uphill through the forest for 5 to 6 hours via forest camp. Stay night at guest house.
Day 14: Low Camp to High Camp(3580m, 10km, 5 hours)
Breakfast and trek uphill through the ridge on the alpine trail. Stay night at guest house.
Day 15: High Camp -Mardi Himal Base Camp(4500m) -Badal Danda(3580m, 13km, 5 to 6 hours)
Breakfast and exploration hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp and back to High camp for stay night.
Day 16: Badal Danda to Sidding Village(1850m, 16km, 6 hours)
Breakfast and all downhill trek to Sidding village for 6 hours. Stay night at home stay.
Day 17: Sidding to Pokhara(950m, 3 hours drive)
Breakfast and get sharing jeep drive to Pokhara, and free day on your own walking around lakeside. Stay night at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 18: Pokhara to Kathmandu(200km, 6 hours)
Breakfast and get tourist drive back to Kathmandu that takes 6 hours scenic drive. It is also possible to get flight back to Kathmandu, but the flight cost will be additional.
Day 19: Kathmandu airport
Breakfast and free day on your own, walking around Thamel market for the last minutes shopping. Final transfer to Kathmandu airport to get your flight back to home.
Equipment for Mohare Khopra Mardi Himal Trek
You will divide your belongings into 2 bags for the trek: a duffel bag or rucksack and a day pack. Anything you will not be bringing on the trek can be left at your hotel in Pokhara.
Osprey Men’s Hiking Backpack
Osprey Women’s Hiking Backpack
Steripen: sterilizes a liter of water in 90 seconds. Saves money and plastic.
Water bottle(or Camel back)
Toiletries and Health
Soap and shampoo
Roll of Toilet paper (maybe 2 rolls!)
Menstrual Cup for laddies.
Vitamin C packets
Peppermint oil and Tiger Balm: headaches, sore muscles, upset stomach, big bite relief, etc.
Portable Battery Pack: keep you phone and camera charged
Kindle Paper white: much lighter than carrying actual books
Camera, extra batteries and SD cards
Phone & charger: You will actually have intermittent service during this trek, and you’ll reach the highest cell tower in Nepal on day 3!
Plastic bags that fit your electronics in case of emergency.
Quick-Dry layers: Mix of t-shirts & tanks, long sleeves & zip-ups
Hiking socks: a light wool-blend sock keeps your feet dry and blister-free
Thicker layers & comfortable clothes to wear in the evening at tea houses
Down jacket: Choose one that packs up small
Rain jacket: This can be used as a wind barrier too.
Shoes for at night: sandals and wear comfy sneakers at night.Please don't pack too many clothes like jeans and drone.
Deck of cards
Sleeping bag liner and/or pillow case
Eye mask and ear plugs
Protein Bars & Nuts
Bottle of alcohol
Money Matter-You’ll need cash to pay for extra food and beverages, water, and showers along the way. You’ll also need to budget for tips for your guides and porters as well. Since there are no ATMs along the way, i would suggest to be over-prepared so you don’t run out of money. It is nice to bring USD 200 equivalent Nepalese rupees cash with you on the trek.
Travel insurance is necessary.It is important to be prepared in case something does go wrong on the trek.Please ensured that your travel insurance will be covered in case of an accident or emergency.
Tipping is expected and many guides and porters reply on tips to make a sustainable living.Guide: $ 10 to $ 15 USD per day per person. Assistant Guide: $5-$10 USD per day per person and Porters: $6-$8 USD per day per person.
Passport and Visa
All foreigners except Indian nationals need a visa to enter Nepal. You can get an on-arrival visa at Tribhuvan International Airport or Nepal border regional offices. For a visa application, you need a passport valid for at least six months, a passport size photo, and visa application fees.The current visa cost for 30 days is US$50 which you have to pay in USD cash. Children under the age of 10 will get a free visa. Chinese citizens and citizens of SAARC countries:Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka get a free visa.The citizen of Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan will not get visa on arrival in Nepal.
After completion of Poon Hill Trek, if you have extra days, we can arrange sightseeing tours around Kathmandu. Also cater your 2 nights 3 days Chitwan Jungle Safari tour, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, Everest Mountain Flight, Heli tour to ABC, EBC and Langtang.
Water and Electricity
Electricity is available for camera and mobile battery recharge at an extra cost. You can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or fill your water bottle with boiled water at an extra cost. If you require, we can provide you with water purification pills. You shouldn't drink water from rivers, taps and wells in trek as the water might not be drinkable.
Solo Travelers-Single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Minimum Age-You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a our tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.