5 Day Mohare Danda Trek from Pokhara





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Trip Highlight:

  • Excellent aerial view of the Dhaulagiri Himalaya Range and Mount Annapurna.
  • Mohare danda is the best vantage point for breathtaking sunrises and sunsets.
  • The most majestic off-the-beaten-path trekking in the foothills of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri is Mohare Danda Trek.
  • Explore the lifestyle of local people.
  • Best eco-community lodges trek with a welcoming atmosphere, excellent hospitality, and experience.
  • Incredible close-up views of the Annapurna mountains.
  • Newly opened, unspoiled, and less crowded area.
  • Eco-friendly and community-based trail.
  • Rich in flora and fauna.


Mohare Danda is a newly discovered alternative trail in the Annapurna region that leads you to the peaceful unspoiled area. Mahabir Pun, who invented and used wireless technology to develop the remote areas of the Annapurna region, installed the Mohare Danda trail.  Mahabir Pun, who invented and used wireless technology to develop the rural areas of the Annapurna range, installed the Mohare Danda trail. Mahabir Pun gave the trek’s name, “Communities Eco-Lodges Trek,” and the lodges are managed by communities in Nepal’s Mohare Danda region. It is the first community-based trekking in Nepal.

Mohara Danda trek is a newly opened trek. So, it is the least famous trek from Pokhara. Along with the popular and simple Poon Hill trip, the Mohare Danda Trek travels along a similar route. It also offers a chance to discover more about Nepalese culture and the way of living in the mountains. This trek in western Nepal is a must-do trip with stunning scenery and offers a breathtaking view of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range with Macchapuchre, Nilgiri, and others.

 Mohare Danda Community Trek is the best option for those who enjoy trekking but want to avoid crowds. This trek offers to see attractive villages, thrilling hidden valleys, community homestays, wild terrain, and magical mountains. This trail is opened to develop and support the local community along the route. Additionally, Mohare Danda Trekking is the finest option to support locals and do an eco-friendly hike. The trek offers spectacular views, isolated settlements, thick forests, and friendly locals.

Mohare Danda trekking starts with a scenic drive from Pokhara to Galeshwor, starting point of the trek. Following the suspension bridge crossing the Kaligandaki River, the trek begins. As you ascend into the hillside jungle, stone steps begin almost immediately. You pass through villages like Bas Kharka (Suntala Kharka), Danda Kateri, and Nangi to reach Mohare Danda. From Mohare Danda you’ll head to Ghorepani Ponhill which is very popular destination in the Annapurna region. After Visiting Poonhill, you’ll descend to Nayapool by passing Ulleri, Tikedhunga. From Nayapool you’ll drive back to Pokhara. You’ll travel through a dense forest of rhododendron, oak, pine, and farmland with majestic views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. Throughout your journey, you can observe the lifestyle of local communities. Your trip starts from Pokhara and will end at Pokhara.

Graceful Adventure travel is a registered adventure travel company from Pokhara, Nepal that organizes adventure activities for valued guests all around the globe. As a company, we assure your safety by providing a qualified and well-experienced guide. If you need any more services, we can arrange for them as well. We can plan the entire vacation for you, including hotel reservations, meals, and lodging. Since you could be unfamiliar with this wild land, managing your time and schedule will be simpler for you. Our company will be happy to be part of your thrilling experience.


On the 1st day of your trek, your journey begins with a scenic drive from Pokhara to Galeshwor, which is the starting point of the trek. Following the suspension bridge crossing the Kaligandaki River, the trek begins. As you ascend into the hillside jungle, stone steps begin almost immediately. You will ascend through the forest on your trip to Banskharka, passing a few scattered farms along the way that grow orange, corn, lemon, and other crops. You might have the chance to take in the natural beauty with your first breathtaking views of the snow-capped Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters), Nilgiri, and other peaks. You will eventually reach Banskharka, a stunning settlement. It is possibly one of the most beautiful stops on the trip and is also known for the village of orange trees (Suntala Kharka).

Overnight in Bas Kharka

After breakfast, you will walk through a farm with terraced rice and corn fields before climbing through a pine forest. You will eat lunch at Danda Kateri while admiring the breathtaking Dhaulagiri mountains and the southernmost tip of Annapurna from this location.

You’ll take a leisurely trek to Nangi Village after lunch, which is today’s destination. Dr. Mahabir Pun, who won the 2007 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership for his work on wireless internet, was born in Nangi. This is a fantastic example of how communities can work together for development using local resources and local empowerment, and it is a tremendous inspiration for trekkers. One of the examples is the community-based Himanchal High School, a notable example of a model school. You will observe how the locals produce handmade paper from locally cultivated plants (Lokta), visit a nursery for medicinal herbs, and take part in a number of other enterprises that generate cash.

Overnight in Nangi Village.

Finally! The day has arrived. After having breakfast at the community lodge, you must carry some food and drinks for the journey, because there are no villages on the way. The day will be spent hiking on the challenging trail that ascends through a stunning, unspoiled forest and offers stunning views of the snow-capped mountains, including Mount Dhaulagiri. You’ll be rewarded with some beautiful sights along the way to Mohare Danda, such as green peaks and thickets of rhododendron, oak, groves of bamboo, etc. The beautiful landscapes you’ll come across along the journey will probably focus your efforts. You can come across a hut-like building while traveling along the route. You can use it for lunch and continue traveling until you reach the trail’s highest point, which is at Mohare Hill or Mohare Danda Lodge.

The community lodge is surrounded by wilderness and peace. There are no additional local’s residences in the area. In any case, this is Nepal’s highest wireless internet relay station, providing access to the internet in some of the country’s most rural towns, where it is used in medical facilities and schools.

Overnight in Mohare Danda.

Today is the most momentous day of your whole trip.  Enjoy a beautiful morning mountain vista since the Panoramic views of the Mountains will greet you with a stunning morning view. like the Annapurna range, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchre, Lamjung, Gurja Peak, and Dhaulagiri.

After breakfast, you’ll head to Ghorepani. You will proceed through a lovely rhododendron woodland as you descend to Tin Pokhari. The view of Mt. Dhaulagiri from here is likewise breathtaking. From there, you can gently travel to Ghorepani.

Overnight in Ghorepani.

You will climb up to Poon Hill to observe the majestic mountains at daybreak. situated at a height of 3,210m. The sunrise over the expansive high Himalayas is spectacular and mesmerizing from this vantage point. The Himalayan peaks, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Machhapuchere, Nilgiri, Hiuchuli, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri 2, 3, 4, Dhampus Peak, and Tukuche Peak, can be seen from Poon Hill. You can typically see up to 32 Peaks, including 12 Peaks also known as Bhara Shikhar, on clear days.

Then you descend down to Ulleri through Nangthanti and Banthanti. From Banthanti, you will travel across a number of streamlets and stunning waterfalls to reach Ulleri. You will stroll downhill through the countryside and gorgeous mustard fields to Tikhedhunga, a small village area inhabited by the Gurung community of Nepal while taking in the attractive communities and spectacular mountains from Ulleri. You’ll eat lunch in Tikhedhunga. Then descend to Nayapool and travel to Pokhara.

Overnight in Pokhara.

Food & Accomodation:

Food and Accommodation at Mohare DandaTrek

During the Mohare Danda trek, everyone’s top priorities are food and lodging. Since the Annapurna region is located in a rural section of the nation, there are no five-star hotels there, yet you can nevertheless offer community-based hotels and lodges. The majority of the teahouses have twin-sharing arrangements, while single bedrooms can be arranged upon request.

Food is necessary during the hike. The primary source of energy for this expedition is food burning. In Nepalese, the phrase “Dal Bhat power, 24 hours” refers to the ability to endure for practically a day after consuming dal bhat. The national dish is dal bhat, however, other dishes can be made, including vegetable and noodle soups.

We advise you to stay away from dairy items, hard drinks, and beverages with a lot of caffeine since they could be harmful to your physiology and health at higher altitudes.

Essential Info:

What makes Mohare Danda special?

Mohare Danda is a community-based trek that will benefit the locals directly. This trail is eco-friendly which avoids crowds. It offers stunning scenery and breathtaking view of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range with Macchapuchre, Nilgiri, and others. You can explore beautiful views of the sunrise and sunset over the sparkling mountains. A trip to the stunning Annapurna region, which is surrounded by hills, mountains, rivers, and forests of oak, bamboo, and pine, is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You are likely to stay with local families who share their colorful surroundings, way of life, culture, traditions, and everyday activities when you have the opportunity to experience the untouched and pristine landscapes and stay in local lodges/ homestay.

Equipment Required for Mohare Danda Trek


  • Down sleeping bag (you can borrow with us)
  • Down Jacket (according to the Season)
  • Fleece linear
  • Walking Poles
  • Water bottles and water Purification tablets
  • Sun block cream
  • Lip Guard
  • Hand wash Liquid
  • Toiletries Kit

Upper Body

  • Sun hat
  • Glacier glass
  • Head Torch
  • Ear-muff and neck warmer


  • T-shirts
  • Light Jacket
  • Water and Windproof Jacket
  • Shirts and warm shirts
  • Light and Weight thermal tops


  • Hand gloves

Lower Body

  • Long and Short trekking pants
  • Water and Windproof trekking trouser


  • Thin and Thick Shock
  • Trekking Boot, Light boot and Slipper
  • Trekking Gaiters

Medicine and First Aid Kits

(Our guide will carry a first aid kit bag during the trek. We will recommend to carry your personal first aid kit bag if necessary)

  • Headache and fever medicine.
  • Burnt cream
  • Antibiotics
  • Ibuprofen for general ache and pain
  • Blister treatment such as hand plants and aids, some waterproof tape, and anti-infection.


Mohare Danda Trek Difficulty

Mohare Danda Trek difficulty is the world’s easiest to moderate trek. Despite not being very difficult, this journey requires the trekker to be in good physical and mental health. One shouldn’t have heart and lung conditions as well as knee or ankle issues.

This hike can be done in 5 to 6 hours of walking per day with adequate rest. A month or two before the journey date, you should start exercising and getting ready for this trip. These could include daily walking, going on hikes, taking a big walk once a week, practicing breathing techniques connected to yoga, etc.

Best Time for Mohare DandaTrek

Mohare Danda Trek is thought to be most enjoyable in the spring and fall. The best climate is reached during the spring season, which runs from February to April. You are welcomed by the sight of springtime’s flowering rhododendron and lush, green woodlands. The blossoming plants and stunning mountain views are at their peak during this time of year. At lower elevations, it is warm and moderate; as you ascend higher, it becomes colder.

Similarly, the ideal period for the Mohare Danda Trek is during the autumn, which lasts from September to November. The enormous snow-covered mountains are stunning throughout the autumn when the skies are typically clear. Daytime temperatures are quite consistent. It can get a little chilly at night and in the early morning. But the trek is pleasant on bright, sunny days.

Tipping During the Trekking

Tipping is a personal way for you to express appreciation for your services. You may want to leave a tip for the services you appreciate, or you may just want to express your gratitude in Nepali by saying “DHANYABAD.”

The final day of the vacation is typically when tips are given. Similar to this, trekkers are free to tip a hotel, lodge, or individual on whatever day they choose. Tipping is purely a matter of personal preference and perspective.


Altitude Sickness and Acclimatization

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms can appear at elevations above 2000 meters above sea level because there is less oxygen in the air, which makes breathing difficult. The signs and symptoms of AMS include nausea, fatigue, headache, and dizziness.

Keep in mind that the Mohare Danda Trek will take you above 3000 meters, and there is a risk of getting AMS. To help your body adjust to the thin air, walk gradually and gently. There is a danger that you could develop AMS if you try to move quickly and cover a large area at a high altitude. To prevent the situation from getting worse, vigilance should be exercised. Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated, and eat a balanced diet of foods to help your body feel more energized.

Travel Insurance

A quality travel insurance policy that provides adequate coverage for all of your activities is crucial for the Mohare Danda trek. During the journey, anything may happen. Even though we are more concerned with safety, accidents and emergencies can sometimes happen where we are going.

Physical injuries, helicopter evacuation, medical costs, and any other situations you can face while trekking should all be covered by your travel insurance policy.

Drinking Water on Mohare Danda Trek

Trekkers must drink plenty of water to keep their bodies hydrated and avoid altitude sickness (AMS) (Acute Mountain Sickness). Three to four liters of water per day should be consumed while climbing up Mohare Danda.

Instead of purchasing bottled water, we strongly advise you to carry one reusable water container that can hold hot water. In addition to being pricey, bottled water might cause severe issues in the Annapurna region. Water purification tablets can be used to clean water. But after taking tablets, the flavor will change. Water should always be consumed after sufficient cleansing. Both the teahouse and the tent have access to boiled water.

Entrance Permit and Requirement

The permits you need for the Annapurna Base Camp trek are:

  • TIMS (Tourist Information Management System) card.
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) Permit

Important Documents and Information to get these permit

  • 2 passport-size photos
  • Photocopy of your passport
  • Dates when your trek starts and end
  • Emergency Contact Information
  • Travel Insurance Detail

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