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Mohare and Khopra Danda Trek 15 days

  • Dhaulagiri Range

  • One of many Rhododendron during the Mohare Danda Trek

  • Sunrise on Mohare Danda


Trip Overview

Duration: 15 days
Maximum altitude:  4‘450 m
Trek Grade:  Moderate
Average walking time per day: 4 - 6 hours
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Best season: February - May, October – December

The two spots of the Annapurna area have committed its charm because they are not much visited by tourists.

The Khopra Danda and Mohare Trail was released recently. A trip to Kayar Lake is one of the highlights. The lake is famous in the Hindu faith. Similar to the Gosainkunda lake many Hindu pilgrims on the occasion of Janai Purnima festival visit in July/August the Khayar Lake. Another highlight is Mohare Danda, a perfect place to rest and to enjoy a spectacular 360 degree panorama with its grand sunsets and sunrise.

Another highlight is the viewpoint of Muldai Hill and Nangi where the locals produce handmade paper.

Our starting point is a bit further then Beni and we end in Dhampus.This Trek can be done also counterclockwise,

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus

Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Galeshwor 1’170 m– Trek to Banskharka

Day 05: Banskharka – Nangi

Day 06: Nangi – Mohare Danda 3’300 m

Day 07: Mohare Danda – Swanta 2’214 m

Day 08: Swanta – Chistibang 3’026 m

Day 09: Chistibang – Khopra Danda 3’660 m

Day 10: Rest Day – Trip to Khayar lake 4’550 m

Day 11: Khopra Danda – Bayeli or Baisi Khara (Dobato) 3’426 m

Day 12: Dobato – Ghandruk 1’940 m

Day 13: Ghandruk – Dhampus – Drive to Pokhara

Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu or enjoying Pokhara

Day 15: Departure
 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Enjoy the historical cultural sites of Kathmandu including UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pashupatinath (sacred Hindu temples), Boudhanath (Buddhist shrine) Swayembhunath (monkey temple), etc.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara - 7 hours drive by bus

Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Galeshwor 1’170 m – Trek to Banskharka
We drive around  3 hours from Pokhara to Galeshwor, if we are early we can visit the Galeshwor Temple. We hike to Banskharka on the Annapurna trail. Banskharka has lived for years on the production of mandarins, oranges and honey.

Day 05: Banskharka – Nangi
We hike through Rhodendron forests to the mountain village Danda Kateri and enjoying the fantastic view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Depending on which way we choose we can see different birds, butterflies and if we are lucky even deer. Nangi has its own herbal farm for the production of traditional medicine. The place is also known for homemade paper produced by native plants.

Day 06: Nangi – Mohare Danda 3’300 m
Early morning, the view of the surrounding mountains is the clearest, so it is worth to get up early. The view of the Dhaulagiri mountain range at sunrise is fantastic. After breakfast, a strenuous section follows 1’100 m heights up, over plains, through rhododendron forests and passing mossy trees. As there is no possibility to go to a teahouse on the way, we have packed lunch today. The goal is the Mohare Hill at 3’300 meters altitude. Upon reaching the summit of the Mohare Hills, we are rewarded with an impressive view of the surrounding mountain peaks of the Annapurna range.

Day 07: Mohare Danda – Swanta 2’214 m
We make our way towards Swanta village located at base of Annapurna south Himalaya and hiking now clockwise the Khopra Danda Trek

Day 08: Swanta – Chistibang 3’026 m
Today it goes steep up. We are accompanied by great views of the Dhaulagiri.

Day 09: Chistibang – Khopra Danda 3’660 m
We start with a steady climb almost to the tree line. Around noon we will be at the lodge and have so enough time to enjoy the extraordinary panorama. Terrific views to the nearby Annapurna South, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri Himal as well as Tukuche Peak.

Day 10: Rest day – Trip to Khayar lake 4’550 m
We make a trip to Khayar lake at 4’550 meters. The lake is famous in the Hindu faith. Similar to the Gosainkunda lake many Hindu pilgrims on the occasion of Janai Purnima festival visit in July/August the Khayar Lake. We enjoy the gorgeous views around the lake.

Day 11: Khopra Danda – Bayeli or Baisi Khara (Dobato) 3’426 m
The Trekking route is rough and narrow and taking us deep in a rhododendron forest. Further down we crossing the river on a wooden bridge and climbing up to Bayeli. If we are lucky we are able to have a glimpse on wild animals. The trail goes up and down and finally we arrive in Dobato / Baisi Kharka. We have amazing Mountain View.  It is worth to make a 45 min hike to see the sunset from the Muldai view point from where we can see more than  26 mountains such as Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal range etc. When it is clear we even can see until to the Pokhara valley and the beautiful Phewa lake.

Day 12: Dobato – Ghandruk 1’940 m
For the one who missed the sunset view at Muldai hill view point has the chance to enjoy the sunrise

We walking down to Tadapani from where we can see Annapurna South, Himchuli, Fishtail, Gangapurna, Mardi Himal etc. After awhile we arrive in Ghandruk a scenic Gurung Village. We have great view to mountains like Annapurna South, Fishtail, Himchuli, and Gangapurna etc.

Day 13: Ghandruk – Dhampus – Drive to Pokhara
We end our trek with a relaxed hike to Dhampus, from where we drive until Pokhara.

Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu or enjoying Pokhara

Day 15: Departure


 

Includes & Excludes

Includes and Excludes

In Services included:
National Park permit
TIMS card (Trekkers Information Management System)
Accommodation during the trek
Breakfast whilst Trekking with B & B Program
3 meals during the trek with the Package Program
English speaking, experienced and trained guide
Number of porter according to the group size (15 kg of luggage per Trekker)
First aid kit and insurance for the team
Transport to the trekking spot
Airport pick up and drop off

Not included:
Hotels *
Any kind of drinks
International flights
Personal expenses
Personal Insurance and medication
Nepal entry visa
Tipping for guide and porter
German speaking guide or group leader (On request)

* Accommodations are only included whilst Trekking. For Hotel reservations we are pleased to support you.