Mohare Danda Trek

Mohare Danda Poon Hill Trek - 10 days

Private tour departure everyday of the year.
Group discount is available. Have a big group? We can help.

Group size: 2-10 People

Max-Altitude: 3,300 m/ 10,826 ft

Destination: Nepal

Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal

No. of Days: 10 days

Activity: Trekking & Sightseeing

Travel by: Private vehicle & Bus

Fitness Level: Easy

Accommodation: Hotel in city & lodge in trek

Meal: Breakfast in city & all meal in trek

TRIP GALLERY

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

1. Enjoy peaceful trek in a less crowded route.
2. Taking part in an eco-friendly community based trek, staying mostly in community managed homestays.
3. Close by and mesmerizing view of the mountains in the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range.
4. Walking the ancient mountain trail used by the local people for generations.  
5. Experiencing the unique culture of Magar and Gurung people.

 

TRIP INTRODUCTION

Mardi Himal opened up to trekkers in 2012. This is one of the most under explored trekking routes in Nepal. If trekking undisturbed in a route not packed with travelers is your goal, then Mardi Himal trek is made for you.

Unlike other more famous routes in the Annapurna region, Mardi Himal is lesser known to trekkers. Few tea houses and homestays serve the travelers. The local people are hospitable and warm. Their culture is unique. We will walk the dense forests in the day and arrive at neatly placed villages of the local people for the night’s rest.

The highest point we will reach during Mardi Himal trek is the upper viewpoint of the Mardi mountain(4,250 m). The base camp of the Mardi mountain is a little further up at 4,500 m. This is also the base of the Machhapuchhre mountain. The most special thing about Mardi Himal trek is that the scenery and animal/plant life change abruptly within a short span of time.

 

Trip Route: Kathmandu- Pokhara - Galeshwor - Nadi - Mohare Danda - Ghorepani - Ghandruk- Pokhara - Kathmandu 

Best Month: September to December and March to May

 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m), transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (900 m), 200 km, 6-7 hours. 

Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Galeshwar (1,170 m) and trek to Bans Kharka (1,450 m), 2-3 hours. Overnight at community lodge.

Day 04: Bans Kharka to Nadi Village (2,250 m), 5-6 hours. Overnight at Community Lodge.

Day 05: Nadi Village to Mohare Danda (3,300 m), 5-6 hours. Overnight at Community Lodge

Day 06: Mohare Danda to Ghorepani via Poon Hill (2,853 m), 5-6 hours. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 07: Ghorepani to Ghandruk (1,900 m), 6-7 hours. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 08: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 09: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.

Day 10: Departure from Kathmandu or extend your trip.

 

Important Notes and Safety Concerns

We prioritize your safety all the time while traveling with Ambition Himalaya Treks & Expeditions. We want our valuable guests and staffs to be safe thus we have given full authority to your tour leaders to modify, cancel or update any part of the itinerary if it is considered necessary due to safety concerns. Ambition Himalaya promises that we will do our best to stick with planned itinerary. However, natural disasters, weather disturbances, health conditions or any other mishap may force us to change the planned itinerary and we hope you understand these concerns. Our leaders will give you necessary information and discuss with you before changing the itinerary.

DETAIL ITINERARY 

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Altitude: 1,300 m

We will pick you up from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,300 m) and take you to your hotel in a private vehicle. You will freshen up and have some rest at your hotel. We will welcome you with traditional Nepali dinner in the evening. Dinner will be followed by Nepali cultural show, folk dance and live music. You'll rest following dinner.

 

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara

Altitude: 820 m/ 2,690 ft

Time: 6-7 hours

We will drive to Pokhara (900 m) today. The travel is on a tourist coach and normally takes 6-7 hours. You will enjoy the view of Trishuli, Seti and Marsyangdi river on your way. You also have the option of travelling by air or car, but you will have to pay extra for it. Travelling by air provides you the opportunity to see the mountains in central and western Nepal from up above. It is also shorter and allows time for visiting some landmarks in Pokhara. You will stroll around the Phewa lakeside in the evening.

 

Day 03: Drive to Galeshwar and trek to Bans Kharka

Altitude: Galeshwar (1,170 m/3,838 ft), Bans Kharka (1,450 m/ 4,757 ft)

Time: 5-6 hours

We will wake up early, have breakfast and drive to Galeshwor (1,170 m). Our trek starts from here. There is a famous Temple of Lord Shiva in Galeshwor. We walk to Banskharka (1,450 m) from Galeshwor, following stoned paths along terraced fields. The drive from Pokhara to Galeshwor takes about 3 hours and the trek to Bans Kharka takes around 2-3 hours. We will rest at a community homestay overnight.

 

Day 04: Trek to Nadi village

Altitude: 2,250 m/7,381 ft

Time: 5-6 hours

Also known as the organic trail, the trek from Banskharkha to Nadi (2,250 m) takes about 6-7 hours. This section is famous for its organic farms and typical Magar villages. We will walk through beautifully cultivated organic farms, where we will often chat with farmers. The farmers are also our hosts for the night, welcoming us in their neatly managed homestays. The community homestays provide a wonderful opportunity to experience the tradition and culture of the Magar people.

 

Day 05: Nadi village to Mohare danda

Altitude: 3,300 m/10,826 ft

Time: 5-6 hours

Today we head for our main destination - Mohare Danda (3,300 m). Our path passes through thick forests dominated mostly by rhododendron and oak trees. We will walk past the Hamal Pass. We will get the best view of the mountains after walking past Hamal pass. We will also encounter rare wildlife like spotted deer, barking deer, mountain goat, pheasants etc. We will stay at community homestay of the Magar people tonight, enjoying the beautiful Mohare sunset.

 

Day 06: Trek to Ghorepani

Altitude: 2,853 m/9,360 ft

Time: 5-6 hours

We will head for Ghorepani today, walking past the famous Poon Hill. The trek to Ghorepani (2,853 m) takes about 5-6 hours. We will wake up early, enjoy our breakfast with the beautiful Mohare sunrise and start walking. We will meet other trekkers on the way after we pass Poon Hill because this is where a number of trekking destinations meet. We will enjoy the cultural shows and dances of the Gurung and Magar people in the evening. We have the option of staying in community homestays or guest houses.

 

Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk

Altitude: 1,900 m/6,233 ft

Time: 6-7 hours

Ghandruk (1,900 m) is famous for its homestays, mountain view and terraced fields. We will tread downhill from Ghorepani; walking past waterfalls, streams and forests. Ghandruk is famous for its view of the mountains; offering majestic sight of Gangapurna, Annapurna, Himchuli and Machhapuchhre mountains. You can either stay in community managed homestays or camp in wild on the terraced fields of Ghandruk. Camping provides experience of the wild while staying in homestays provide you the opportunity to experience the culture of the local people. 

 

Day 08: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

We will bid Ghandruk goodbye. The locals will provide us a warm farewell. We will walk up to Nayapul (3-4 hours), where we will meet motorable road. From Nayapul, we will drive to Pokhara ( One and half  hours) on a vehicle that will be waiting for us. We will go sightseeing in the evening. We can enjoy musical shows in the Phewa lakeside. We will have dinner at a typical Thakali restaurant following our evening entertainment. We will then rest in our hotels. 

 

Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu

We will travel back to Kathmandu in a tourist bus. The journey is 6-7 hours long. The road passes through the banks of Trishuli, Seti and Marsyangdi river. Flight or private cars can be arranged but costs extra. You will enjoy musical shows in Thamel in the evening and rest at your hotel.

 

Day 10: Departure

We bid each other farewell today. Ambition Himalaya will organize a small ceremony marking the occasion and our representatives will take you to the airport, from where you head back for your destination. You also have the option to extend your trip and take part in other treks. 

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop services by private vehicle
  • Standard accommodation in Kathmandu as per the itinerary / with breakfast
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist bus
  • Pokhara - Kathmandu transportation by deluxe tourist bus
  • Accommodation in Pokhara as per the itinerary / with breakfast
  • Pokhara to Beni Galeshor by private transport
  • Nayapul - Pokhara transportation by private vehicle
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project [ACAP] Permits
  • Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] Permits
  • Meals on full board during the trek [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with 3 cup of hot drinks in a day]
  • Seasonal fruits in the evening after dinner 
  • Accommodation in lodge/ home stay incomunity house during the trek
  • Trekking Guide [English speaking, eco-friendly, Government licensed, Ministry of Tourism Trained, First Aid Trained] with salary, foods, accommodation, transportation and insurances
  • Assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Strong porters [1 porter shared between 2 paying people] with porter salary, foods, accommodation, transportation and insurances
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, trekking map, Ambition Himalaya T-shirt and Duffel Bag [Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag have to be returned after completing the trek]
  • First aid medications / medicines with the guide
  • Necessary paper works, government and local taxes, company service charges
  • Complementary welcome dinner in Kathmandu at a typical Nepali restaurant
  • Certificate of Achievement signed by director of the company and your guide

 

Cost Excludes

  1. International Airfares, Visa Fees,($ 25 for 15 days, $ 40 for 30 days and $ 100 for 90 days) Travel and Rescue Insurance, Emergency Evacuation
  2. Bars and Beverage bills, cold drinks, mineral water, telephone bills, laundry and battery charge 
  3. Extra activities than mentioned in the itinerary, extra porter charges
  4. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara [Meals not included also in the cases of early returns from the trips]
  5. Extra accommodation caused due to early arrival, flight delays, natural disasters etc.]
  6. Tips( as appreciation/gratitude) for Guides and Porters
  7. Any services not mentioned in Service Includes Section unless specified on booking of the trekking

 

Equipment you need to bring

  • Pair of trek boot, sleeping bag, down jacket, pullovers, neck scarf for evening/night/morning.
  • Sun hat and casual warm clothes for day.
  • Some pairs of good quality socks, slippers, suntan lotions, personal medications etc.

List of recommended gears for trekking in Nepal. These gear list can be different depending on route, season etc. Some items are only recommended for high altitude treks.

Head:

Sun hat, scarf, light balaclava or warm fleece hat. Sunglasses (real ones, with true UV protection).

Lower Body:

Undergarments, comfortable hiking shorts, lightweight cotton long pants, light and expedition weight thermal bottoms, fleece or wool pants (seasonal), Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants.

Feet:

Thin and lightweight inner socks, thick and warm wool hiking socks, hiking boots with spare laces, sandals (flip-flops for use after trekking and to go to the bathroom & washroom), gaiters (For high altitude trekking and crossing passes).

Upper Body:

T-shirts, light and expedition weight thermal tops, fleece jacket or pullover, gloves, fleece wind-stopper jacket (optional), waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket, down vest and/or jacket.

Accessories:

One microfiber towel (most guesthouses on the trek do not give towels; quick-dry), sleeping bag rated to zero degree centigrade, DSLR / digital camera with spare batteries, Headlamp [e.g. Petzl Zoom] with spare bulbs and batteries, trekking bag with rain cover / duffel bag, comfortable day pack, trekking poles, water bottle, ear plug (rooms are divided by thin woods so better to avoid noise from other rooms).

Toiletries:

Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable), deodorants, nail clippers, sun block / face and body moisturizer, Tooth brush / toothpaste (preferably biodegradable), feminine hygiene products, small mirror.

Personal Hygiene:

Wet wipes (baby wipes), tissue / toilet rolls, anti-bacterial hands wash, water purifier (Better than using mineral water to keep the mountains clean).

Extras / Luxuries:

Adapters (Nepal - two prong, 220 volt plug; or an international, universal adapter), multi tool (Swiss Army Knife, Leatherman tool), personal snacks (candy bars & cookies can also be bought in Kathmandu, Pokhara or at every guesthouse), sewing kit (sometime it’s very useful), superglue, books for reading on free time, cell / mobile phone, trail map / guide book, Ipod / walkman / Mp3 player / Mp4 player, pens / pencils and small notebooks, games i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards etc.

Why choose us

  • Family Holidays
  • Experienced guide & porters 
  • Over 20 Years Experience
  • Personal care & best customer service
  • All guaranteed departures
  • 24/7 Support & no hidden cost 
  • Over 100 Holidays packages
  • Competitive price
  • Private tour depart everyday of the year

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