Purna Gau - Nagi Village - Mahare Danda - Tikot Village - Pokhara
Easy to Moderate
Community Lodge & Home-Stay
3300 M/10825 Ft
Full board meals on the trek
September to June
Mohare Danda trek, alternative hike route throughout flawless terrain and ethnic village, foot of Annapurna mountain range with avoiding crowded Poon Hill Viewpoint. Mahare Danda viewpoint trek developed as an alternative route of crowded Poon Hill trek and guarantee get better mountain view with amazing experience of local hospitality. Mahare Ridge trek graded as a moderate trekking route in a jagged mountain where trail often climbs up into the pristine rhododendron and pine forest and steeply walking down into the mountain cluster villages. Trekking to Mahare danda is absolutely different hiking experience than any other trekking in Nepal. It is eco-tourism as well as community-based trek where the trekker's expense directly goes to the local community which helps to uplift native people economic. Also, maximum profit spending to fixed the villagers issue and look after the school expenditure. Mahare Danda (3300 m) viewpoint is the highest place of your trek, the stunning sunrise and glorious sunset on the Annapurna Mountain make your Annapurna trek pleasant. Highlights of Mahare danda trek is mountain panorama of Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Mt. Fishtail, Mount Manaslu and several other trekking peaks as well as charming culture glimpse of Magar people. It is a short trek in Annapurna region which can be done in minimum 6 days but can extend to Khopra and Khayer Lake or Poon Hill, Annapurna base camp or Jomsom Muktinath as well. Mahare Danda Nagi trek is completely off the beaten trek in the Annapurna region where only community lodge and home-stay accommodation are available with basic facilities. It is a great opportunity to learn the Nepalese culture with spending sometimes with a host family
2 Hrs drive & 4 Hrs trek B/L/D with hot drinks Home-Stay & Lodge
The first day of your Mohare Danda trek, a drive begins from your hotel Lakeside Pokhara then 2 hours' drive ends up Nayapul. Nayapul is the junction of most of Annapurna trekking. From here descending into the villages and rice terrace then cross a suspension bridge over Modi river and get breathtaking sights of Mt. Fishtail. Upon crossing Iron Bridge, a trail leading steeply up throughout the villages and cultivate the farm, it will be beautiful trekking with a view of diverse landscapes and mountain above the valley.
5/6 Hrs trek B/L/D with hot drinks Home-Stay & Lodge
The trek starts after breakfast, it is a colorful trail which let you experience authentic Nepalese culture and along the wild flowering forest. The trail mostly flattens throughout the villages hardly see any other tourist and get a massive view of Mount Dhaulagiri and unmatched landscapes of Kali Gandaki valley.
4/5 Hrs trek B/L/D with drinks Community Lodge
We are heading to popular Nagi village, the birthplace of Mahabir Pun also well-known for the community hospitality. Mr. Pun was Magsaysay awarded in 2007 of community work of wireless internet services.
From Lespar walking out with climbing up into the rhododendron forest and Magar villages also pass Sailaja village, another attractive Magar village. After here follow flatten trail alongside the villages to Nagi village. Here accommodation is better than previous nights also enjoy to use free internet.
4/5 Hrs trek B/L/D with drinks Community Lodge
From Nagi village steady climbing up through-out Mahare Danda (3,330 m), we follow the uphill path inside the dense forest till Hampal Jaljala. We stop for the lunch in the small tea shop then trek continues with viewing Annapurna mountain range. The walking process into the bamboo shrubs where often spot the different types of Himalayan birds. Mohare Danda is set on the highest ridge among, you will be rewarded with stunning sunrise and sunset mountain panorama of Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri.
6/7 Hrs trek B/L/D with hot drinks Home-Stay & Community Lodge
One of the beautiful day on your Mohare Danda journey, here your day begins with an incredible sunrise view of the three highest mountains out of fourteen and several surrounding snowcapped peaks. You will see close mountain panorama more than 20 snowcapped mountains and wider landscapes diverse.
After breakfast trek continues on downhill throughout the thick rhododendron forest also passes two beautiful lakes where can see spectacular images of Himalayas. The trail is solid downhill and passing yak and sheep grazing area also stop at Phulbari. The entire trail is completely colorful from February to May because of the blossoming of different color of rhododendron. 6 hours solid downhill trek brings us Tikot village, a traditional village of Magar people and can see mount Dhaulagiri and Annapurna South on the forehead. In Tikot village, your accommodation arranging on home-stay based and eating your meals in the community house.
2 Hrs trek & 6 Hrs drive B/L/D with hot drinks
The last day of Mohare Danda trek, walking downward to Tiplyang village then 4 hours' drive to Pokhara via Beni. It is 3 hours steeply downhill trek into the mixed vegetation forest and along the Kaligandaki River to Tiplyang village. Upon arrival, Tiplyang takes a bus or jeep to Beni then from Beni Bazar change bus to Pokhara.
- International airport transfer services
- English speaking licensed holder trekking guide
- Trekking equipment's sleeping bag, down jacket and trek pole on returning basic
- Three meals a day during the trek in the mountains (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with cup of hot drinks)
- Pokhara to beginning point of trek by private jeep/bus and drive back to Pokhara by bus/jeep
- First aid medical kit, oximeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
- Basic lodge/guesthouse/community lodge/home-stay based accommodation during trek in the mountain
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepalese restaurant with live cultural dance
What's not included?
- Travel and medical insurance
- Kathmandu and Pokhara accommodation and meal
- Personal expenses hot shower, laundry, internet, telephone, battery charge, heater charge etc
- Porter to carry your luggage
- All the drinks soft and hards
- Tips for guide and porter
What kind of accommodation expect on Mohare danda trek
Newly discovered Mohare Danda trek lying west south of Poon Hill viewpoint in Annapurna region. The Mohare danda trail is known as eco-tourism path throughout the typical Magar villages and pristine forest of different vegetation up to 10,500 ft. As it is a fresh and less touristic route where the basic lodge and home-stay accommodation are available en route. Most of the night arranging your lodging on the very simple local house where usually have more than 2 single bedrooms. Most of the lodges have a squat toilet and built a few distances far from the room. Hardly find the proper hot shower room but still can take a cold shower all the lodge.