Mohare Danda Trek – 13 Days

Trip Facts

• Total Days: 13
• Trekking Days: 9
• Type of trip: Trekking
• Hotel in Kathmandu: 2 Nights
• Hotel in Pokhara: 2 Nights
• Highlights: Culture / Landscape / Mountain view
• Best Time: Spring / Autumn / Winter

Mohare Danda trek is recently opened a short, easy, and enjoyable trekking destination which is in the mid-western region ( Annapurna region ) of Nepal.

The Mohare Danda is situated at the elevation of 3,300 meters from the sea level. Also, this trail is considered as the best alternative choice for Ghorepani Poon hill trek.

It is an ideal trek for the people with a desire to enjoy the panoramic view of mountains and encounter village life with limited time or who are concerned about high altitude. Also, this trekking route helps to promote sustainable Eco-tourism and uplift the lifestyle of local inhabitants.

It is not specified as the best season to explore this trek. Though, Autumn and Spring are the best seasons for Mohare hill trek. The trail was started in 2010 with the help of UNDP/MEDEP. This trek was initiated to promote sustainable Eco-tourism and support the local community projects to uplift local people’s living standards.

Focusing on Village tourism, they offer homestay and local lodges and one can get golden time to directly interact with the local people so that they can have a deeper understanding of the cultural and traditional practices.

The Mohare Danda Trek begins from Galeshwor, a short drive from Pokhara, This trek is admired for the beautiful landscapes, including rice terraces; panoramic views of the silvery mountains, and walking through one of the world’s biggest colorful rhododendron forests.

You will be delighted to witness the spectacular sunrise over the whole Himalayan peaks including Fishtail-6998m, Annapurna I- 8091m, Annapurna II- 7939m, Annapurna III-7555m, Annapurna IV-7525m, Himchuli – 6441m, Annapurna South – 7219m, Dhaulagiri – 8167m, etc.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 03: Drive Pokhara to Galeshwor & trek to Banskharka
Day 04: Trek Banskharka to Nangi
Day 05: Trek Nangi to Mohare Danda
Day 06: Trek Mohare Danda to Ghorepani
Day 07: Trek Ghorepani to Tadapani
Day 08: Trek Tadapani to Chhomrong
Day 09: Trek Chhomrong to Landruk
Day 10: Trek Landruk to Pothana
Day 11: Trek Pothana to Phedi & drive to Pokhara: visit Devi’s fall, Gupteshowri Cave & World Peace stupa
Day 12: Flight Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 13: Departure

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu: you will be transferred to the Hotel by one of our representatives. Welcome dinner at one of the traditional Nepali restaurants in Kathmandu with folk music and dances.
Overnight: Hotel
Elevation: 1334m

Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m): a scenic drive for about 7 hours to Pokhara by a private vehicle.
Overnight: Hotel
Drive Time: 6 - 7 hours (200Km)
Difference in Elevation: - 514m.

Day 03: Drive Pokhara to Galeshwor (1170m) and trek to Banskharka (1450m)
A scenic drive for about 4 hour takes us to Galeshwor where we start our trek to Banskharka. It is about 2 - 3 hours trek depending on our pace. The trail goes through lush green forest.
Overnight: Community Lodge
Driving Time: 4 hour
Walking Time: 3 hour
Difference in Elevation: + 630m

Day 04: Trek Banskharka to Nangi (2250m): enjoying the view of the mountain ranges, lush green forest and traditional Magar villages; we trek to Nangi, a traditional Magar village.
Overnight: Community Lodge
Walking Time: 5 - 6 hour
Difference in Elevation: +800m

Day 05: Trek Nangi to Mohare Danda (3300m): as we continue our trek, we walk through the lush green forest of Oak and Rhododendrons and the view of the mountains are superb for major part of the day. We can enjoy the glorious sunset view from Mohare hill station (if weather permits).
Overnight: Community Lodge
Walking Time: 6 -7 hour
Difference in Elevation: +1050m

Day 06: Trek Mohare Danda to Ghorepani (2860m): start our day with the great sunrise view over the magnificent mountains of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. The view point is not far from the lodge so we can enjoy the splendid view of the mountains and sunrise during our breakfast as well. Then continuing our trek, we walk through the Rhododendron forest enjoying the view of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountains to Ghorepani (This is where we get back to classic Annapurna trail).
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 5 hour
Difference in Elevation: - 440m

Day 07: Trek Ghorepani to Tadapani (2590m): in the early morning we hike to Poon Hill (3210m) to catch sunrise over the magnificent mountain ranges. Seventeen different mountain peaks including two of the highest ones in the world; Dhaulagiri( 8167m, 7th Highest) and Annapurna I (8091m, 10th Highest) as well as Annapurna II( 7939m), Annapurna III(7555m), Annapurna IV(7525m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Himchuli(6441m), Annapurna South(7219m), Tukuche Peak(6920m), and Lamjung Himal(6986m) can be seen. Then we retrace our steps to Ghorepani. After breakfast we continue our trek climbing a small hill leaving behind the view of Poon Hill then trail descends through dense mossy forest rich with bird life to Tadapani.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 6 -7 hours
Difference in Elevation: - 270m

Day 08: Trek Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m): our day starts with a steep descend from Tadapani through rhododendron forest. As we approach to Gurjung, trail ascends through paddy field. We then take an easy walk to Chhomrong, where we can have very close views of Annapurna and Fishtail.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 5 hours
Difference in Elevation: - 420m

Day 09: Trek Chhomrong to Landruk (1565): the trek to Jhinu Danda takes about an hour where we stop for a relaxing plunge into hot spring. After our relaxing dip in hot spring, continue our trek to Landruk, a small Gurung village, where you can see some traditional Gurung round houses.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 4 hours
Difference in Elevation: - 605 m

Day 10: Trek Landruk to Pothana (1890m): we continue our trek towards Pothana enjoying the view of Annapurna and Pokhara valley. It is about 5 hours trek, goes through several small Gurung settlements.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 5 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 325m

Day 11: Trek Pothana to Phedi and drive to Pokhara (820m): start our hike down to Phedi early in the morning enjoying the view of Pokhara valley. As we arrive in Phedi, our bus picks us up and drives to Pokhara. In the afternoon, we visit Devi's fall, Gupteswori Cave and World Peace Stupa.
Overnight: Hotel
Walking Time: 3 Hours
Driving Time: ½ hour
Difference in Elevation: - 1070m

Day 12: Flight Pokhara to Kathmandu (1334m): a panoramic flight back to Kathmandu.
Overnight: Hotel
Flight Time: 25 minutes
Difference in Elevation: + 514m

Day 13: Transfer to the airport for departure.


  • Transfers airport / hotel / airport.
  • Accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara on twin sharing BB Basis
  • Welcome dinner at one of the traditional Nepali restaurants in Kathmandu
  • Private vehicle Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Private vehicle Pokhara - Galeshwor / Phedi – Pokhara
  • Flight Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • English speaking Trekking Guide and a porter
  • Trekking permits: TIMS, and Annapurna conservation area entry fee.
  • Meals (Full board) during trek (BLD)
  • Drinks (Tea and Coffee only / with breakfast)
  • Accommodation in Lodge / home stay during the trek.
  • All necessary documents and government tax.
  • Insurance for all staff (including guide, porter)


  • International Flights (to / from Kathmandu)
  • Lunches and Dinners in Kathmandu / Pokhara
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory and we strongly advise you to take out to cover accident / repatriation helicopter / medical care)
  • Alternative / additional transportation (flights / vehicles), Food and Accommodation in case of bad weather, flood, landslide, heavy rain, strike, road blockade, flight cancellation etc.
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, cold drinks, mineral water, alcoholic drinks, telephone etc
  • Tips for tour staff or car/van/bus driver.


From the eternal snow of the high peaks to the extensive tropical lowlands, Nepal has a wide variety of climates.

Spring: March to late May: In this season, Kathmandu is in full bloom, lots of different types of flowers can be seen at this time of the year.  Temperature is mild, end of the cold winter and approaching warm and hot summer.  Temperatures vary between 10 ° C to 28 ° C but can rise up to 30 ° C.  Between 2000 and 3000m, temperature rarely drop below 0 ° C. However, few frosts or snowfalls are possible in March above 4000 m.

The summer/monsoon period - It interrupts the majority of trekking from late June to late August. Some of the trekking regions "trans-Himalayan", Dolpo and Mustang, however, remain protected from monsoon prevailing rest of the country. They are the only channels available in Nepal in the summer.

Autumn: mid September – mid December - Perfect temperature and weather for trekking. Brings cooler days, but clear skies. Above 3000 m altitude, temperatures can drop to -10 ° C at night.

In winter: mid-December - mid-February - Nights are generally cold, dry climate, Above 3000m, temperature drop down to 0 ° C to - 15 ° C at night, the days are often sunny.


  • Day back-pack
  • Gore-Tex Jacket
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Micro Fleece
  • Trekking Trousers
  • Hiking shoes (Boots)
  • Runners (sport shoes)
  • Trekking Socks
  • Rain poncho
  • Sun-glasses
  • Water bottles
  • Thermal underwear(long)
  • T- shirts
  • Sunscreen/lotion
  • Flip flop (sandal)
  • Towel Hat(Baseball cap)
  • Pristine drops (Water purifier)
  • Head light / flash light
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Gloves
  • Wind Proof Trouser(s)
  • Personal medical kid
  • Toiletries

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