Are you planning on going on a few days trek to omit off beaten paths with less crowd that gives out the close-up view of mountain ranges? But can’t decide where to go then Mohare Danda Trek will be perfect for you.
Myagdi district situated in Gandaki Pradesh is quite popular for hosting many exciting short day treks.
Among these treks, Mohare Danda Trek is one of the famous trek routes among trekkers visiting the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri region.
Mohare Danda is a hill station from where you can see the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain ranges. It is situated in the town of Ramche in the Myagdi district at an altitude of 3300 m above sea level.
The trek is a newly found hiking trail also known as Eco-Community Lodge Trek. It was promoted with the purpose to encourage Eco tourism and help the locals uplift their lifestyle.
You get to explore the beautiful culture and tradition along with the beauty of nature in a short time period.
The majority of people living in this area belong to the Gurung Community. You will be mesmerized by the wonderful hospitality and local cuisine they have to offer.
The food in the higher region usually has a unique taste and there is hardly any western food available. You get to eat local foods such as Dhindo, Gundruk, Rice, Dal, etc.
Mohare Danda Trek takes you through an epic journey viewing colorful forests, unique landscapes, etc to the highest point of this trek. From where you get the close-up view of the Annapurna Massif and Mount Dhaulagiri.
Radiant trek presents to you a short Mohare Danda Trek itinerary of 8 days which takes you on a memorable journey through exotic paths.
You begin your journey by driving from Kathmandu to Pokhara where you will stay for the night. After that, you leave the city and head towards Galeshwor.
From here onwards you begin your trek by heading towards Bans Kharka and stay there for the night. Then you head to your major destination passing through many villages and staying in a few of them for the night.
Reaching Mohare Danda you will explore the area and stay there overnight. Then head back towards Pokhara passing many cultural and traditional villages. Arriving Pokhara you head back to the capital the next day.
This is an exciting trip that is suitable for people having a limited time period. So grab your bags and plan your Mohare Danda Trek.
Highlights of Mohare Danda Trek
- Visit cultural villages
- Reach Mohare Danda
- Learn about the lifestyle of people living in this area
- Close up view of Mount Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Massif
- Walkthrough lush green forests
- Taste local foods
- Short and low budget trek
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After arriving at the capital city Kathmandu, you can visit the major attractions of this place such as Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, etc. You will have free time this day as activities have not been planned.
The next day of your arrival, you begin your journey towards Mohare Danda Trek as you leave the hectic city and head towards Pokhara. You will be traveling through the Prithvi highway.
As you get out of the town you will see beautiful green hills and many small settlements along the way. The roads are paved so the ride will be smooth throughout the way.
You arrive at Pokhara situated at an altitude of 830 m. After dropping you off at the hotel you can rest for the day.
You will stay here for the night.
Today you wake up early and visit the Tal Barahi temple situated in the middle of Phewa lake. After that, you return back to your hotel to pack your bags and head towards Galeshwor.
It is a few hour’s drive via the Baglung highway as you travel through the banks of Kali Gandaki River. The roads are bumpy between Pokhara to Galeshwor.
You drive viewing the scenic views throughout the way and reach your destination. Galeshwor is situated at an altitude of 1170 m.
From here, you begin your trek towards Bans Kharka by ascending in the paths. Then from there, you cross a suspension bridge over the Kali Gandaki river and walk through dense forest.
Reaching Bans Kharka situated at an altitude of 1525 m, you stay here for the night.
On your third day, you head towards Naangi from Bans Kharka which is a half-day walk from here.
Today you will pass through many traditional villages viewing the beautiful mountain peaks. You then make a slight climb and cross a wooden bridge and head ahead in the paths.
Reaching Naangi, a beautiful Magar village situated at an altitude of 2230 m. You visit the local organic farm of this place.
You will stay in one of the Eco community lodges for the night.
The fourth day is quite important for you as today you will head towards Mohare Danda which is the highlight of your trek.
You begin the journey by entering the beautiful lush green forests filled with trees of Pines, Oaks and colorful flowers of Rhododendron.
You also get the mesmerizing view of various snowy peaks such as Annapurna V, Fishtail, etc from between the trees.
Viewing the scenarios you talk of a steep climb until you arrive at Mohare Danda.
Mohare Danda is a hill station situated at an altitude of 3300 m. From here you get to view the Annapurna Massif and Mount Dhaulagiri up close.
Also, during the evening time, you get to see the beautiful sunset which looks remarkable from here.
You will stay here for the night.
Today you wake up early to view the glorious sunrise from the hill station. If you are traveling during the months when the skies are clear you get to view many mountain peaks. Such as Nilgiri, South Annapurna, Dhaulagiri II, etc.
After the wonderful view, you head towards Deurali via Ghorepani. Leaving the place you take a slight descend and enter a luscious green forest.
This day you will have made many up and downhill walks looking at great scenic views throughout the trials.
Reaching Deurali situated at an altitude of 3090 m, you stay here for the night.
On your sixth day, you head towards Ghandruk village from Deurali. You begin your trek by walking through flatlands that let you enter the colorful forests of various species of flora and fauna.
From here, you head out and cross a suspension bridge above the Khumnu Khola. Then walking for about a few hours you reach Ghandruk village situated at an altitude of 1940 m.
Ghandruk village is a beautiful village where the majority of people living in this area are from the Gurung Community. You will be mesmerized by the unique culture and tradition this place has to offer.
The view of mountain peaks such as Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhare, Gangapurna, etc looks striking from this village. During night time, they showcase drama and traditional dances for the guests.
Also, their warm hospitality will make your heart flutter. You will be staying here for the night.
On your seventh day, you will head towards Nayapul leaving the beautiful village with great memories. You begin by descending in the trails and walking through paths paved with stones.
You then reach Nayapul after walking for about 3 to 4 hours. From there, you drive back to Pokhara.
The rest of the day is free so you can visit major attraction sites this city has to offer. Such as Bat cave, boating in the Phewa Lake, cycling in the city, etc. Or you can wander around the lakeside.
Also, the nightlife in this place is astounding so you can wander the streets. You will be staying here for the night.
After making great memories you now head back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Viewing small settlements and beautiful landscapes you reach Kathmandu.
Radiant trek hopes that your time through the exotic off beaten paths of Mohare Danda was exciting. We say our farewell for the hope of meeting soon again.