Quick Facts

FACTS ABOUT THE MOHAREY DANDA TREK

Location | Central Nepal

TRIP FACTS

Duration : 5-12 Days

Max-Altitude : 3300

Program Type : Tea House, community home stay

Best Season : Sep To Dec, March To Jun

Per Day Walking : 5/6 Hours

Trek Grade :   Moderate

Distance: 37.6 km (23.4 miles)

Highest point of the trek | Moharey Danda - 3313m (10,869ft)

Highest Sleeping Point on the Moharey Danda Trek: Moharey Danda (3313 m) often known as the highest point of this trek.

Himalayas can be seen during Moharey Danda Trek: Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukche Peak, Annapurna 1, Annapurna 2, Annapurna 3, Annapurna 4, Annapurna South, Fishtail, Machhapuchre, Manaslu etc.


Trip Duration

12 Days

Max Altitude

3315

Best Time

September - November, March - May

Price Per Person

$ 950

About This Package

Highlights of Moharey Danda Trek:

  •         Magnificent mountains seen from all directions
  •         Trekking days can be customized
  •         Good accommodation options
  •         Diverse Menus
  •         Community Stay lodge rather than tea house
  •         Village trails
  •         Mountain trails
  •         Opportunity to involve in local culture and tradition
  •         Culturally diverse
  •         Location intersects with other treks

Moharey Danda Trek takes you to the peaceful, rich in flora and fauna in Annapurna region. This trek is recently discovered hiking route to promote sustainable eco-tourism of Nepal and support local community projects that play a vital role in the overall upliftment of the lifestyle of local villagers.  It is also known as Eco-Community Lodge trek, where the villagers provide basic housing for the visitors and a community dining hall. The food is prepared from all the organic vegetables grown locally in the farm. Moharey danda trek is cultural and natural beauty, which provides the magnificent view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range. The breath-taking view of the sunrise and sunset is really unforgettable. A trip to this beautiful off the beaten track of Annapurna region surrounded by hills, mountains, rivers, and forests of Oaks, Bamboo and Pine is truly an experience one cannot forget.

The Mohare Danda offers a closer view of eye catching snowcapped mountains of Annapurna or Dhaulagiri range than that from Poon hill. The major mountains include Dhaulagiri I (8167 m), Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machhapuchre (6993 m), Neel Giri (7061 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m). Also the hill is best suited to observe amazing landscapes, glorious sunrise and sunset view over the glittering mountains.


  Our office representative will transfer you to your hotel and your trek guide will give you briefing about the Moharey Danda trek. Afternoon you will have time to explore some parts of Kathmandu.

 Explore ancient palaces, Stupas and temples with our city tour guide.

 It’s a scenic 200 km drive to Pokhara, following the Trisuli river. The drive will last between 6 to 7 hours. In Pokhara one can go for a nice easy stroll by the lakeside or just relax.

 Early morning breakfast and drive about 4 hours by jeep to Galeswor. After lunch we cross the bridge and start our trek to Banskharka. It is a lovely uphill hike through forest and rich vegetation. The villagers grow beans, oranges, guava, soybeans, barley, wheat, pumpkins, squash and many fruits and vegetables. At Banskharka, all the accommodations are run by village community and they are well maintained and nice and clean. The food provided are very hygienic and tasty. Overnight at Community lodge.

After breakfast we start our hike towards north west heading to Nangi. It is a full day trek between 6 to 7 hours, with our lunch stop at Dadakhateri. The walk is a combination of gradual and steep climb with occasional downhill as well. Mixture of Rhododrendon and Pine forest makes this trail unique, with the view of Mt.Daulagiri in the distance. Overnight at Community lodge.

 It is a full day trek between 6 to 7 hours. Our day starts with gradual walk through beautiful Pine and Rhododendron forest with the lovely view of Annapurna south, Daulagiri, Tukuche, Fishtail and many more. On this day we will have pack lunch as there are no tea house enroute. After a long day hike, we will reach Moharey danda at the height of 3300 mtr. View is just stunning from this point. Overnight at Community lodge.

The day is an easy trek downhill all the way to Phulbari. It will take about 3 hours slow and easy through the hills of Moharey and its surrounding areas. The view of the Annapurnas. Daulagiri, Dampus peak, Tukuche peak, Nilgiri, Fishtail, Lamjung and many more is just stunning. Once we arrive at Phulbari we have ample time to explore the surrounding areas, including the popular Poonhill for the sunset. We will stay at the village community lodge.

It is a full day hike of between 6 to 7 hours. After breakfast we trek via Poonhill and Gorepani, one of the busiest hubs for trekkers. The trail is gradual up and down to Deurali where we stop for lunch. And it is about 3 hours after lunch to reach Dobato. The path goes mostly through rhododendron and bamboo forests, with small patches of grass and a stretch of alpine meadow.

It is a full day hike of between 6 to 7 hours. From Dabato a short hike takes you to a wonderful viewpoint called Muldai point where you can see all the Himalayan range namely- Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal and many more. After Dobato you will trek down beautiful forest trails to Tadapani and finally Ghandruk, the largest Gurung settlement in the Annapurna Conservation Area

 After enjoying our last breakfast with a mountain view we head back to Pokhara by Jeep. It will take us about 4 hours and we arrive in Pokhara at noon. So, plenty of time to wander around the lake side or enjoy the boating in the lake or just relax and take it easy.

 Our flight back to Kathmandu takes only 25 mins. If lucky we can see stunning view of the Himalayan range from the plane. Once in Kathmandu you have enough time to explore the city or do your last-minute shopping or enjoy your afternoon at the hotel.

Early morning breakfast in the hotel, and departure transfer to international airport for onward journey

Includes:

All arrival and departure transfer in private vehicle

Hotels will be of tourist standard and during trekking will be local tea house/ guests house

All meals (lunch and dinner) as described in itinerary

A private vehicle as per group size

An English-speaking guide throughout the tour

Trekking TIMS and permit

2 guests = 01 Porter

Tea House Trekking package (Room + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

Sutlej (Big Bus) cannot go to Khudi, so Kathmandu – Besisahar – Khudi will be a non ac bus, because of the rough road,and in case of Car, hiace and Coaster, they will go upto besisahar only, and from Besisahar, we need to take another public bus to Khudi, which will take approximately 45 minutes.

 

 

 

Excludes:

 Any kind of medical and personal insurance

Any kind of personal nature items like bar and Laundry bills

Evacuation in case of emergency

Domestic flights

Tips to the guide and driver

Entrance Fees

ANY ITEMS NOT MENTIONED ABOVE

 

Best weather months to trek the Moharey Danda:

 There are however peak seasons and the following months have traditionally been used as a guide for preferred times of the year to trek the Moharey Danda.

 

September – November: This is the most peak season, in the context of Nepalese tourism industry, and considered as the best time to go to trekking.

 March – May: This is the end of dry season and the second-best time of the year to go to trekking.

 December to January/February: The skies are very clear and bluish, but it can be very cold and chances of heavy snow fall, which leads to landslides and obstruction in trekking route and during crossing passes. If you wish to avoid crowds, these months will also be the best time.

 May – June: This is the hottest and pre- monsoon season of Nepal and it can get very warm indeed. Blooming flowers and green pastures of the valley will blow your mind.

 June – September: This is the least popular time for trekker to go to trekking, as it is the monsoon season of Nepal and chances of getting rainfall, flood, landslides, along with leeches in the bush are frequent.

 

Physical Fitness

This trek lies under grade of easy to moderate. So, it is not necessary to be ultra-fit to trek here, but need to be cautious and mentally prepared to walk normal 5-7 hours per day.

 

YOU NEED A TREKKING PERMIT FOR THE MOHAREY DANDA

No matter when or how you're hiking the Annapurna region, you'll need to organize both a Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) permit, and an Annapurna National Park Permit (sometimes also known as the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit).

As of 2019, the permits should set you back about USD $50 total: the APC Permit is USD $30 / NPR 3,000 per person, while the TIMS Permit is USD $20 / NPR 2,000 per person.

These will need to be checked at various checkpoints along the trek.

If you're hiking with an organized tour group, your  travel/trekking company will likely manage these for you.

If you're hiking by yourself, you'll need to organize these at either the Nepal Tourism Board based in Kathmandu, or the Pokhara tourist office before you begin the trek. 

Make sure you bring a minimum of 4 passport photos for the trekking permit too! 

 

 

ALTITUDE SICKNESS

In this case, the highest point of this trek is just 3313m, so it might be difficult for someone to walk, somewhere, but otherwise there is less chances of altitude sickness.

 

THE ACCOMMODATION IS MORE THAN DECENT

If you're expecting to stay at the Shangri-La, you'll be disappointed. If you apply a little common sense and realize the trekking is pretty remote, you'll be satisfied with the basic accommodation options available.

This trekking route is actually organized by a community, and the guest houses are also organized and managed by community.

Rooms at each community guests’ houses are generally twin share, with enough space to spread out. 

As the altitude increases the accommodation becomes more basic, however, the higher you go the happier you'll be with any form of bedding! Each teahouse has a common area which is usually stoked with a fire in the evening. This is where you'll spend most of your time, eating dinner and meeting fellow travelers.

You are also able to charge your electronic devices, although this comes at a small cost. Alternatively, we always travel with our trusty solar charger to keep our devices charged throughout the day.

 TAKE ONLY WHAT YOU NEED

The trekking days are also less, and even at those areas, you may not need all your stuffs to be carried out, whether you have separate porters to carry your bags, but it is our suggestion to carry only the needful, like mobile, camera, some pair of trekking clothes, chocolates, and valuables, and other stuffs, you can keep it in Pokhara hotel.

 

Essentials on Moharey Danda Trek

·        A pair of good quality waterproof trekking boots

·        spare pair of inside shoes

·        3 pairs of underwear and four pairs of socks (you can wash them as you go!).

·        Two pairs of trekking pants

·        One pair of shorts

·        Two jumpers)

·        Two thermal tops and bottoms

·        One goose-down jacket

·        One pair of waterproof pants

·        1 beanie

·        1 pair of thick gloves or mittens whichever you feel easy to wear

·        Personal hygiene essentials

·        Medical essentials

·        Reusable water canteens

·        Water purifier tablets

  

 THE FOOD

The most amazing part in this trek is, you might get almost everything, you can eat in major cities (exception in some cases), but the tastes cannot be similar. More frequently you get Nepali food, and other food products also. But I suggest you to carry chocolates and other important food stuffs carried by yourself, as if you get it in trekking route, also will be expensive enough.

 TIPPING IS NOT COMPULSORY (BUT KIND OF EXPECTED)

Throughout Nepal generally, tipping isn't compulsory (particularly when it comes to restaurants and drivers), but it is kind of expected when it comes to guides and porters.

Many of the locals involved in the hiking industry here actually rely upon the tips they receive from leading groups, or carrying your gear. 

As a guide, for your leader you should normally set aside some cash per person, per day.

For your porters, a recommended amount which is split amongst all the porters on your trek.

 TRAVEL INSURANCE

It is necessary for a traveler, either travel solo or in group, travel or medical insurance is essential and it can be done from your home country, before actually started travel to Nepal.

 RESPECT THE LOCAL CULTURE

For many people, long treks are all about mountains and self-accomplishment, and that's totally ok.

But the Annapurna Circuit is upheld as a significant cultural and sacred trail by the Nepalese, so it's important that you as a visitor also a) behave accordingly, b) show respect for various sites along the way (dressing appropriately, not littering, etc), and c) take the time to chat with the locals and trying to understanding their way of life and beliefs up here.

After all, one of the best parts of travel is the total immersion in another culture, right?