Mohare Danda Trekking
Trek to Mohare Danda, within the Annapurna region is definitely a new experience to alternative route of Ghorempani 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||10 days trip|
|Minimum Altitude:||1030m./3399 ft.|
|Accommodation:||Community eco lodge|
|Meals:||Breakfast, lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee|
|Trek Departure:||Every day throughout the week|
|Group Size:||1 person (minimum) to 30 persons (maximum)|
|Best season:||Feb, March, April, Sep,Oct & Nov.|
|Available Time:||All months|
|Per day hiking:||5 to 6 hours|
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by Nepal alternative treks Airport Representative, and transfer by private vehicle to three star level hotel (Kathmandu Garden home ) then stay overnight there on B.B. basis.
Day 2: KTM – Pokhara by overland
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara - 4-5 hours scenic drive by tourist bus. Overnight at selected hotel nearby fewa lake on b/b basis.
Day 3: Pokhara to Galeshwor and Bas Kharka (1525m) 3 hours
Drive to Galeshwor via Beni and start trek up to Bas Kharka. It's short hike to this orange country after crossing the river Kali Gandaki. Stay at Home stay on FB basis.
Day 4: Bas Kharka - Nagi (2300m) 5-6 hours
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 on FB basis.
Day 5: Nagi - Mohare Danda (3300m) 6 - 7 hours.
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 on FB basis.
Day 6: Mohare Danda -Danda Kharka (2800m) 2 – 3 hours
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 on FB basis.
Day 7: Danda Kharka -Tikot (2300m) 5-6 hours
Trek down to another beautiful settlement of Magar in Tikot. Stay at Community lodge on FB basis.
Day 8: Tikot -Tiplang, 3 hours and Pokhara (3-4 hours)
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. Stay at selected hotel on b/b basis.
Day 9: Pokhara-Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu (1295 m./4273 ft.) 6 hours driving by Tourist bus then stay at selected hotel (Kathmandu garden home ) at thamel in Kathmandu on b/b basis.
Day 10: Final Departure
Nepal alternative trek provides private transport to International Airport for your onward Journey.
B/B = Bed and Breakfast, B = breakfast. L = Lunch, D = Dinner,
FB = Full board.( accommodation, breakfast, lunch, Dinner with tea/coffee three times in a day in a cup).
M .= meter. f .= Feet, km =kilometer
TREKKING PERMITS AND NATIONAL PARK FEE
For trekking in the Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and Rara regions, a special permit is not required, but you will need a National park / Conservation permit and Trekking Information management system( TIMS) However, the following places do require a trekking permit:
1. Lower Dolpo, Kanchenjunga, Gaurishankar and Lamabagar - Equivalent to US$ 10 per person per week. However, permit fee for Chekampar and Chunchet of Gorkha district (Sirdibas-Lhokpa-Chumling-Chekampar-Nile-Chule) has been fixed at US$ 35 per person for 08 days during September to November and US$ 25 per person per 08 days during December to August.
2. Manaslu – US$ 70 per person per week and US$ 10 per person for each extra day during September - November and US$ 50 per person per week and US$ 7 per person per each extra day during December- August.
3. Humla- US$ 50 per person for the first seven days and US$ 7 per day thereafter.
4. Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpo - US$ 500 per person of the first 10 days and US$ 50 per person per day thereafter.
Note: The above mentioned trekking areas must be undertaken only through Registered Trekking Agencies from Government of Nepal (E.g. Nepal alternative Trekking Company -Registered no. 303047487).
An entrance fee is levied for visiting to all National Parks and Conservation Areas. There is no charge for children under 10 years.
|Trekking season in Nepal|
|Trekking area name||Grade||Good season||No. of days||Type of trekking|
|Annapurna Area trek||1 to 3||Autumn and Spring||5 -27 days||Tea house/Lodge|
|Arun Valley & Makalu||3||Autumn and Spring||15-20 days||Tea house/Camping|
|Nepal tour||1||All seasons||4-10 days||Hotel/Resort/home stay|
|Dhaulaghiri Area Trekking||4||April-May, Sept-Nov.||21-28 days||Camping/organised only|
|Dolpo Area Trekking||2-4||April-July, Sept.-Nov.||16-27 days||Lodge/Organized|
|Everest Area Trekking||2-4||Autumn and Spring||6-28 days||Lodge /Tea house|
|Ganesh Himal Area Trekking ( ruby valley trek)||1-2||Autumn and Spring||5-18 days||Home stay/Camping|
|Manaslu Area Trekking||2-3||Autumn and Spring||13 -18 days||Lodge/Camping trek|
|Langtang Area Trekking||2-4||Autumn and Spring||6-15 days||Lodge/Camping|
|Tsum valley trekking||2||Autumn and Spring||7-10 days||Home stay/Lodge/Camping|
|Kanchanjunga||3||Autumn and Spring||16-23 days||Lodge/Camping|
|Mustang Trekking||2-3||March-Nov.||10 -18 days||Lodge/Camping|
|Panchase Trekking||2||Autumn and Spring||4-6days||Camping/Organized only|
|Panchpokhari trek||3||Autumn and Spring||10-21 days||Campingm/organized only|
|Rara and Jumla trek||2||Autumn and Spring||10-21 days||Camping/Organized only|
|Royal trek||1||Autumn and Spring||4-5 days||Camping only|
|Siklish Trek||1||Autumn and Spring||7-10 days||Home stay|
|Tamang heritage trail||2||Autumn and Spring||6-8 days||Community lodge/home stay|
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:TREKKING EQUIPMENTS/ CHECK LISTS
- Lightweight walking boots "walked" them in prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters.
- light weight cotton pants, shorts, wrap around skirt.
- At night -track top, pants
- Cotton T-shirts.
- Long sleeve cotton 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
During winter Ads:
- Warm down fiber filled jacket.
- Sleeping bag to -15c with inner sheet
- Thermal underwear, woolen shirts and thick sweaters.
- Flannel shirt
- Beanie with ear flaps
- A pair of gloves
- Snow glasses and strap
- Snow gaiters.
- Sandals or slip on shoes
- Camera and film.
- Spare boot laces.
It's important to match your fitness level. Find what you think will suit you best in the tables below:
Easy trekking by Himalayan standards is generally up to 2800m. There are plenty of ups and downs on well-maintained trails. This type of trip is best suited for those who lead a reasonably active life. The trek takes about 3 to 7 days, walking about 4 to 5 hours a day.
this involves longer treks (eight to fifteen days) on maintained trails. This type of trek includes day excursions to higher elevations, for which it's advisable to have some previous hill- walking experience. On these treks, we generally achieve an altitude between 1100 m to 3200 m.
these treks must be fully supported. We climb to altitudes between 3200 and 5000m. and there are overnight stays at altitudes above 4000m. For this trek, trekkers should be fit and enthusiastic hill walkers prepared to tackle difficult terrain in remote areas.
this trek is best described as Alpine, and suitable is suitable for those in excellent health, capable of carrying a backpack, when required. The trek covers very remote areas, traveling over snow-covered passes at altitudes of up to 6500m. You will need to axes and crampons. No strenuous trek should be undertaken without medical clearance.
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