Annapurna Region Trek
The Mohare Danda trek is a beautiful and challenging trek that brings you closer to the high Himalayas from Nepal. Therefore, it is not a big surprise for anyone to stay longer on the trip. You can walk for a short time, especially with older children to observe things around them. This trek is for people of every age group. However, you should be interested in the trek. You may visit Deurali, Galeshwor, Banskharka that is filled with natural beauty. This journey is very valuable with incredible scenery, engaging culture, and comfortable accommodation. Walking is not that exhausting with all those beauties around. Trekkers will get the opportunity to visit Mohare Danda which is a small beautiful hill situated between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains.
The trip passes with the villages that welcome you with warm culture. You may trek to Ghandruk that is amazing for the cultural tourism of the local Gurung community. There is terraced farmland that provides you an insight into the traditional farming of Nepal. Farming and cattle rearing is the major occupation of local people residing in the villages. You will be more delighted to see rhododendron forests, over Glacier Rivers, waterfalls, and spectacular views of sheer cliffs. On top of that, there are the giant Himalayas that add beauty to nature. Similarly, trek to Nagi village provides you deep knowledge about the lifestyle of rural Nepal.
On the way, you will be observing Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Mardi, Manaslu, etc. We can observe the amazing views of the mountains from the top of the hills and discover the diverse Annapurna region. The trek also welcomes you to the warm environment while you visit the Nayapul. Hence, the journey will provide you knowledge and entertainment at the same time.
Your journey begins with your arrival in the bustling capital city of Nepal,
Kathmandu. A representative from our team will arrive for your pickup at TIA
who will assist you together with your luggage and transportation to your hotel. There are no planned activities for the day, so you'll check your hotel and luxuriate in the afternoon and evening at your leisure. You may simply want to rest after your long flight, but the lively tourist markets and restaurants of the Thamel are an enticing draw for many visitors.
Before heading to the Himalayas you must be familiar with quite a few things. Guidance and research for the trek are mandatory for everyone. You will be dealing with a strange experience but finally, with some groundwork, you can deal with it. You should be cautious with your bag pack. Carrying needless equipment will make your journey difficult. We will grasp up on some final shopping if there is free time. You will get the opportunity to explore Boudhanath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Swayambhunath Stupa. They have been scheduled in the UNESCO world heritage sites. These sites display the full range of historic and artistic achievements. Kathmandu Valley is world-famous for such beauty. Overnight stay will be at this city.
We will be driving to the village of Galeshwor on this day. The 8-9 hours drive towards Galeshwor is very exciting and mesmerizing. You will pass through the Kali Gandaki River. On the way, you will be provided lunch at the small restaurants. You could observe high hills, rivers, and forests on your journey. Overnight stay will be at Galeshwor.
On this day, you will be provided breakfast early in the morning. We will be trekking towards the Banskharka for about 3 and a half hour. Banskharka is a beautiful destination that welcomes us with natural beauty as well as the culture and tradition of local people. You may even talk with locals if you know the Nepali language. A visit to this village will provide you knowledge of the lifestyle of the rural community. Overnight stay will be at Banskharka in a local house.
On this day, we will gradually go down through the lushly forested path from Banskharka. You will be provided for breakfast near the beginning in the morning. Then, we head north towards Nangi. This is a 5-6 hours trek that passes along a small and beautiful village that provides stunning views of the nearby mountains and impressive landscapes. Trekkers may also visit an organic farm school. This is located in a Magar village. Overnight stay will be at Nangi.
On this day, we will be leaving Nangi village and heading towards Mohare Danda. The path goes through the beautiful forests of Oak and rhododendron. You will also be observing the magnificent views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, Tukuche, and Nilgiri mountains. Mohare is a small hill station offering panoramic views of the surroundings with pleasant settings. In the late-noon, a glorious sunset view could be observed. Then, we will be resting at the eco-community lodge.
After enjoying a beautiful sunset view in Mohare Danda, we will head towards Deurali. Deurali is the village development in the Kaski district of Gandaki province. It is known for its community forests and homestay. It is a 5-6 hours trek that takes you through oak and rhododendron forests. Along the way, you could also visit the organic farm. Overnight stay will be at Deurali. However, we remain prepared for our next journey tomorrow.
We make a sharp drop through the dense and dark forest from Deurali. We will be walking through a dense forest of old rhododendron trees. When the rhododendron trees come into flower, these forests turn into remarkable gardens. By afternoon, depending upon the period of travel, we also get to enjoy cherry blossoms. After trekking a few extra minutes, we enter the village of Ghandruk. It is a slope settlement with stone houses mostly occupied by the Gurung people. Here, we enjoy the gorgeously close-up very tall views of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli mountains.
We persist our trek to Nayapool. From there we drive to Pokhara where we will stay during the night. It is better to travel around some more days to Pokhara if you want. It is one of the finest places to find out typical beauty. Do not forget to visit Davis falls, Mahendra cave as well as the lakeside of Pokhara. We do organize other adventures and sports activities besides trek. Please feel free to get in touch with the tour operator or guide. They are 24/7 ready in service. We will offer you vacant services if you want to discover Pokhara. You can use them anytime. They comprise farewell dinner, transportation service, etc.
On this day, your successful trek comes to an end. We wake up early to bid a farewell to the spectacular scenery of the Himalayan region before boarding your morning flight back to Kathmandu. Watching the Himalayas pass beneath your window, you’ll now be able to recognize many of the major peaks. The hustle and bustle of Kathmandu may come as something of a surprise after the solitude of the mountains. You’ll be transported to your hotel to spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Feel free to relax or explore the local markets and eateries. There are plenty of great restaurants and bars in Thamel where you can enjoy dinner before returning to your hotel to spend the night. Breakfast is included.
The last morning on your trip to Nepal where you’ll be enjoying a pleasant breakfast while reflecting on all of the memories you have collected on the Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek over the past two weeks. Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be taken to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure. We hope you’ll return to Nepal in the near future to see everything else that it has to offer!
Today’s breakfast is included.
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1. Domestic Flight
Kathmandu to Pokhara and return flight are often affected by weather conditions and congestion which may cause delays, sometimes even for several days. We request you to ensure that you have planned for spare days to account for moderate delays, but can't guarantee against longer delays which can even affect your international flight.
2. A typical Trekking hours per day
A typical day revolves around the Nepal sunrise and sunset, instead of any Western time schedule. You’ll be walking 5-6 hrs each day on an average.
3. Health Issues
We recommend you to consult the doctor to discuss the health issues associated with your trek. We also suggest you to bring your own personal first aid kit to supplement the comprehensive. Although, the first aid kit is carried by the Trek Leader.
4. Altitude Sickness
Many treks in Nepal can take you quite rapidly to high altitudes, so you must give your body the time to acclimatize. If you ascend faster than your body can adapt then you will likely start to develop symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Headache is the most common symptom, while nausea, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, dizziness and sleep disturbances are some others.
The best way to adapt to higher altitude is to ascend slowly and gradually. The common method is that you should take 2-3 days to reach 3000m. If traveling to above this height remember to have extra acclimatization days.
5. Safety and security
You can have Travel Insurance while trekking which is the safest measure. However, there are some measures following which you can implement to ensure safety:
We recommend you to have an appropriate insurance policy which covers travel in such isolated and mountainous areas, and also includes helicopter rescue from a trusted agency. We recommend you to do a good research and find a reputable insurance agent or insurance specialist.
7. Recommended Equipment
The best time is during the pre-monsoon months of March through May. It is also favorable after post-monsoon. This starts from late September till December. However, it is also possible to trek in February and early September.
This trek in Nepal is completely safe and has very minimal requirements. However, some possibilities of threats will be discussed by our experts. We encourage every traveler to take a professional training guide. They will provide you information regarding locations as you go.
We will run our booked trips under normal circumstances. You will still be going on the trip even if other hikers cancel at the end moment. We will not cancel the whole trip even if there is less number of participants. Please note that we will not be continuing the trip if there is a political riot, natural disasters, pandemic, epidemic or catastrophes, etc.
You will be guided by experts who are experienced and have been to camp multiple times for years. Our guides are locals who communicate in English. They acquire deep knowledge of the mountain, people, culture, hygiene, and safety.
Our institution offers a lifetime deposit policy. This allows you the flexibility to transfer your deposit to anyone or any other trip. However, you will charge a certain amount, if you wished to cancel your booked trips. You may visit our booking terms and conditions. In this way, you will get detailed information.
The accommodation in this region is considered the best so far. There is an upscale service than anywhere else in the upper Himalayas. It’s all up to you where you want to sleep. You may choose from guesthouse, hotels, resorts, or teahouses. Guesthouses may vary from extremely expensive to cheap. Low-budget houses are usually of poor quality. They are as not much deluxe as those in the urban areas. However, they are well off than the cheap lodges or budges guesthouse. Teahouses' accommodation is most predominant amongst hikers. They are equipped with furnished wood and solar hot showers. You will have a pillow, mattress, and a blanket along with western toilet facilities. As you ascend higher, the accommodation will be simpler with basic facilities.
Yes, the trek is fixable. We can definitely continue to other trekking as per guest request. However, visit to other trekking sites may include additional charges.