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Mohare Danda Trek-5 days Mohare Danda Trekking Package 2023.2024

A newly explored trekking route in Annapurna, 5 days Mohare Danda Trek lies between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range. Mohare Danda is a good alternative to Ghorepani Poonhill Trek in Nepal. Mohare Danda Trek is possible to combine with Poon Hill and Khopra ridge trek. Likewise, the Sunset and Sunrise Photography from Mohare Danda is fabulous.We have developed Mohare Danda Trek to promote sustainable Eco-tourism in the mountains to help local communities economically. Similarly, you will walk through picturesque villages, fruit orchids and remote farms. Mohare Danda(Hill) is also the best view point to catch up close view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna with the Sunrise. Hence, Mohare Danda Trek 5 days package is recommended for beginners like families with children to seniors, adults and small group trekkers. For booking inquiry regarding 5-day  Mohare Danda Trek departure dates for 2023.2024, please email us at [email protected] and call or leave message on WhatsApp at +977 9851023742.

Trip Fact

Trek Name: Mohare Danda Trek 

Trek Duration: 5 days

Trek Difficulty: Easy 

Trek Season: Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/April/June

Trek Altitude: 850m-3300m

Trek Cost: USD 380- USD 650

Group Size: 01 - 12 people

Trek Package:  Lodge to Lodge Trek

Mode of Transfer: Bus/Jeep

Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu/Kathmandu

Mohare Danda is a short, the best 5 day trekking route in Annapurna region of Nepal.

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Relatively a new trekking route in the Annapurna, 5 days Mohare Danda Trek goes the villages of Bhanskharka, Ngagi, Mohare Danda and Tikot. The wonderful Sunrise and up close view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna from Mohare Danda at 3,300 m is the attractions of this trek. You will see the better mountain views and the Sunrise from Mohare Danda than Mohare Hill.This is the peaceful off beaten path track in Annapurna's foothills.The trek passes through charming and unspoiled villages to the best view point-Mohare Danda at 3,300 m. Mohare Danda Home stay and community lodge trek is a good example of sustainable tourism. 

5-day trekking around Mohare Danda is a good trek if you are looking for a relatively short and easy trek in Nepal.The trek is moderately difficult with ups and downs most of the way.The trek introduces you a local Nepalese culture.This peaceful and scenic trekking around Mohare Danda is becoming popular day by day. 

Mohare Danda 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 Danda 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 the Mohare Danda 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 the Mohare Danda 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 Danda 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 Danda 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: 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 2: 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 3: 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 4: Mohare Danda - Tikot Village(5 to 6 hours trek)
Wake up early in the morning, enjoy sunrise view over the  Himalayas. Breakfast and trek down hill through a rhododendron forest and over streams to Tikot village. On the trail you could see the Poon Hill. Walk in rhododendron forest which feel like we step out of the wardrobe and into Narnia. Loads of colorful barked trees formed a thick overhead canopy line your hiking trail which would be really nice. The trail eventually connects with a road which we travel on until the village of Tikot.
Day 5: Tikot - Bashari(3-4 hours trek)- Pokhara( 5 hours drive)
All downhill today which is actually one of the most difficult parts of trekking. You’ll walk down steps through small villages and farm terraces as you zig-zag your way down to the Kali Gandaki River where the shuttle will be waiting to go back to Pokhara.

Cost Includes

  • Pokhara to Galeshwor by sharing jeep transfer
  • Galeshwor to Pokhara by sharing jeep transfer
  • All the necessary trekking permit-ACAP and TIMS card.
  • English speaking guide during the trek and all his expenses like meals, accommodation. salary, insurance and transfer.
  • Tea house lodge/home stay accommodation during the trek.
  • 3 times meals-breakfast, lunch and dinner during trek.
  • All the government taxes and company service charge
Cost not Includes
  • Hotel accommodation, lunch and dinner in Pokhara.
  • Private Transfer 
  • Porter to carry your luggage
  • Travel insurance in case of emergency for medication and rescue evacuation.
  • Lunch, dinner and sightseeing in Pokhara and Kathmandu.
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Personal expenses like wifi, hot shower, telephone, cost for charging battery of camera.
  • Any kind of drinks like coke, fanta, beer, whisky, bottle of mineral water, tea, coffee and hot water
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes.

Equipment for Mohare Danda Trek
You will divide your belongings into 2 bags for the trek: a duffel bag or rucksack and a daypack. Anything you will not be bringing on the trek can be left at your hotel in Pokhara.
Day pack
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) 
Headlamp
Sleeping bag
Trekking poles

Toiletries and Health
Hand sanitizer
Wipes
Soap and shampoo
Quick-dry towel
Roll of Toilet paper (maybe 2 rolls!)
Menstrual Cup for laddies.
Electrolytes
Vitamin C packets
Peppermint oil and Tiger Balm: headaches, sore muscles, upset stomach, big bite relief, etc.
Anti-Bug Balm

Electronics
Portable Battery Pack: keep you phone and camera charged
Kindle Paper white: much lighter than carrying actual books
Camera, extra batteries and SD cards
Power Adapter
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.

Trekking Clothing
Quick-Dry layers: Mix of t-shirts & tanks, long sleeves & zip-ups
Trekking pants/leggings
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.
Sunglasses
Buff
Hiking Boots
Shoes for at night: sandals and wear comfy sneakers at night.Please don't pack too many clothes like jeans and drone.

Extras-Optional
Deck of cards
Sleeping bag liner and/or pillow case
Eye mask and ear plugs
Dry Bag
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
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
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.

Trip Extension
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.

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