Mohare Danda Trekking

Trek to Mohare Danda, within the Annapurna region is definitely a new experience to alternative route of Ghorepani for the trekkers that support Magar communities. It’s main purpose is to create sustainable economic stability by promoting tourism potentialities and possibilities in this area. Exploring the unexplored region, trekkers can enjoy the wonderful culture, nature, friendly people and stunning view of one of the longest chains of mountains. Mohare Danda (3300m) is the closest point to view the massive Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The Mohare Danda Trekking is the perfect alternative of the overcrowded Ghorepani - Poonhill Trekking. 

Mohare Danda is the ‘high road’ alternative to the Ghorepani Trek, and follows an alternative trail up from Pokhara itself up to Banskharka, along to Nangi and Mohare. The treks are along scented forests of oak, rhododendron and spruce and sometimes along exposed ridges that offer exhilarating views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South dead ahead and the forked summit of Machapuchre to the east. You have a long circuit lasting a week to Dhankharka, or you can do a shorter five-day version fast-tracking through Tikot.

Mohare Danda Trek is an initiative of Magsaysay winner Mahabir Pun for developing a unique concept of eco-trekking that benefits the environment and development of the area.

 

FACT OF THIS TRIP
Trip Duration      5 days trek
Max. Altitude: 3300m./9339ft.
Minimum Altitude: 1030m./3399 ft.
Grade: Easy
Activities: Trekking 
Accommodation: Community eco lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch , Dinner with tea/
Transportation: Overland 
Trek Departure: Every day throughout the week
Group Size: 1 person (minimum) to 15 persons (maximum)
Best season: Feb, March, April, May, Sept,Oct & Nov.
Available Time: All months
Per day hiking: 5 to 6 hours

 

TSuggested Itinerary

Day 1: Pokhara -Galeshwor drive and trek to Bas Kharka (1525m./5032ft.) 3 hours walk

Drive to Galeshwor via Beni and start trek up to Bas Kharka. It is  short hike to this orange country after crossing the river Kali Gandaki. Overnight stay at home stay.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Bas Kharka - Nagi (2300m./7590ft) 5 hours walk
Trek to a large Pun Magar settlements, the center of community eco-lodge trek. It's a great exploring the village and its organic farm school and paper making places. Stay at community Lodge. There are 4 home stay and each can accommodate 10 persons. We wbook room in advance.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Nagi - Mohare Danda (3300m./10890ft.) 6 hours walk
We walk through the forest of oaks, bamboo and rhododendrons to Mohare Danda that offers the most beautiful Himalayan scenerieswith the amazing sunset and sunrise. Stay at Community Lodge . There are only once community lodge but it has 40 persons capacity to accomodate. We book room in advance.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Mohare Danda -Danda Kharka -Tikot ( 2300m./7590ft.) 6 hours  walk
Today is the relaxing day, a short descend down brings you to Danda Kharka located in the middle of beautiful rhododendrons forest.  Stay at Community Lodge. There are 9 home stay running though we book room in advance to make it sure to have accomodation for you.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Tikot -Tiplang by walk and drive to Pokhara ( 1400m./4620ft.) 4 hours drive 
Trek comes to an end after a short and steep descends to Kaligandaki River. After crossing the bridge and we drive you back to Pokhara. Transfer to hotel.
Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch

Trek Ends

Trekking Clothing equipment for Mohare Danda Trekking

When you select your personal items, keep in mind the number of days you will be trekking, the time of year and the altitude. We advise our clients to bring these items:

- Lightweight walking boots "walked" them in prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters. 

- Light weight pants, shirts

- At night -track top, pants 

-  T-shirts. 

- Long sleeve shirt, if susceptible to sunburn. 

- Sun hat - sunburn is severe at rarefied altitudes. 

- Thick outer wooden socks, thin inner cotton 

- Vaseline for feet and crutch.

- Water bottle - 2 liters.

- Sunglasses and strap 

- Small headlamp/flashlight /torch

- Personal medical supplies - do not forget ban - aids, elastic bandage 

- Sunscreen, sun bock, sun - tan lotion. 

- Small daypack - 25 liters. 

- Rain jacket - poncho style to cover backpack. 

- Small towels 

- Warm down fiber filled jacket ( You can get on rent at Thamel) 

- Sleeping bag to -15c with inner sheet ( You can get on rent at Thamel) 

- Thermal underwear, woolen shirts and thick sweaters. 

- A pair of gloves 

Travel insurance 

It is a condition of joining any of our trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we don’t arrange or sell insurance. A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with Nepal alternative Trekking. 

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What is Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) ?

Acute mountain sickness is an illness that can affect trekkers at high altitudes, usually above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters). As you will get the highest point is 3300 meter, you just have a little change to get AMS. 

How do we know if I get AMS ?

Your symptoms will also depend on the speed of your climb and how hard you push (exert) yourself. Symptoms are as below:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Rapid pulse (heart rate)
  • shortness of breath with exertion
  • Cannot walk in a straight line

Treatment 

  1. Rest, Rest , Rest
  2. Go down, down, down
  3. Diamox

Diamox may be given to help you breathe better. It can help reduce mild symptoms. This medicine can make you urinate more often. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids and avoid alcohol when taking this drug. This medication works best when taken before reaching a high altitude.

Prevention and pre-cautious 

Keys to preventing acute mountain sickness include:

  • Climb the mountain gradually and slowly
  • Stop for a day or two of rest for every 800 meters above 2,400 meter. 
  • Sleep at a lower altitude when possible
  • Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness
  • Drink plenty of fluid – 3 liters per day
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Eat regular meals, high in carbohydrates
  • Sleep well
  • Be well equipped

First aid

Owing to a sudden change in climate, altitude and other factors, it is obvious that there could arise some alterations in your health. It would be hard to know all aspects of Nepal's health problems.You will be eating and drinking in various outlets. Diarrhea is a common illness that a tourist would be facing. So, it is recommended to drink purified water and eat in clean outlets. Drinking and eating precautions will surely help to take care of many health problems that could arise during the trip. Staying hydrated during the travel, trekking, tours is highly recommended too. If any problem should arise during the trip. Being on good health before leaving for a trip would help you to enjoy your trip to the fullest.Though Nepal alternative treks will be carrying first aid medical kid, you are also suggested to take personal basic first medicines for in case.

Accommodation

We will leave you free to choose hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara yourself as there will various choices. We will arrange twin share basis room in local community lodges during the trek. We will arrange shared washing and toilet.

Meals

During our trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) in lodges . Threre will be provided breakfast, lunch and dinner three times along the route on your choice from MENU .

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Mohare Danda is an easy trek,  suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 5-6 hours a day with a light rucksack. As we will  get the highest elevation 3300 meter, you are preferred an excellent health with average physical fitness, have a positive attitude and strong determination, we can accomplish the trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly is good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Nepal alternative treks before booking the trek.

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NEWS

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TESTIMONIAL

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22years

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