Mohare Danda Trekking trial in Nepal: For most of the trekkers it is new trekking trail. This trekking route offers Community Home Stay with a beautiful view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain, an Ethnic group of Magar and Gurungs Community Hospitality, and their lifestyle. in Mohare Danda Trek. This trekking is an alternative route to Ghorepani/Poonhill that lays 120 meters above than most popular Poonhill Trekking.  Mohare Danda is a new trekking trial which was started in 2010.

 

Mohare Danda Trekking rewards you the most stunning view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Ranges including the best sunshine and sunset over these beautiful mountains. From March to May, it offers the most beautiful view of Rhododendron forest flowers in pink, red and white colors.

View of Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m) from Banskharka Village

The route of Mohare Trekking can be started or ended from Beni or Nayapul (Pokhara) Nayapul in five days. If you take a route from Beni then you would be able to see many villages before arriving Banskharka- the settlement of Magar Community. The route to Banskharka is also famous for orange garden and the best season to taste to taste this fruit begins from October and remains till March/April.  Except for oranges, Dandakateri and Nagi village are popular for red beans, potatoes, Nepali Lokta Paper. You can choose and buy a small local gift and handicrafts from the community shop in Nagi village. Buying small gift helps to uplift the social and economic condition of the village community and inspire them to produce local products for a living.

Mohare Danda Trekking, some facts

Maximum Altitude 3300m
View of the Mountain Ranges: Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Barah Sikhar, Fishtail, Manaslu Ranges, Bouddha Himal
Best Season: March-June and September- March
Trekking Days- 5 days to 7 days  from Pokhara back to Pokhara
Major Attraction of the village: Stay with the Magar Community and Gurung Community and know about their daily lifestyle. 

Accommodations:

  1. Homestay or community lodge stay with local people house at Bans Kharka, Nadi village, and Community House in Mohare danda
  2. Teahouse Lodge in the Ghorepani, Ghandruk and Tikot village

 

Mohare Danda Trekking: How to reach there?

There are several ways to reach Mohare Danda. Pokhara is the famous city for trekkers and nature lovers where most of the treks start and end. It is a better way to start your trek from this famous city and ends at the place called Nayapool, which is also a starting point for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. However, trekkers are advised to start their trek from Beni or Galeshower, a better way to see the villages and meet local people.

 

You have to climb the stairs for 45 minutes, or from Galeshowr you have to walk uphill for three hours to reach Banskharka village. Banskharka village is a beautiful village with few houses of Magar Community. Since the first day, you would be able to see the Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, and Nilgiri from Banskharka village. The distance from Beni or Galeshowr to Banskharka village is nearly three hours. On the second day, the first half of the trek you climb the community forest enriched with Pine, Oak, and Rhododendron passing through the stone stairs made by the Magar Community.

Garden of Orange Tree in Banskharka Village

Then for lunch, you will arrive in a beautiful village called Dandakateri with a beautiful view of the village houses, mountains, and Dhaulagiri Range. From Dandakateri to Nangi Village, the walk is easy and it takes you two hours of walk passing in front of another Magar Village with stone slates roof. There is a community school, Lokta (Daphne) paper factory, and a community health post at Nagi village. The view of the sunshine and sunset over the Dhaulagiri from Nagi village is super. In the third day, the trek begins by passing through the community forest of pine, cedar, and rhododendron forest from Nagi. It is an easy uphill climb for 2 hours and before Hampal Danda (3000m) the way is a little bit harder to arrive, however, the view of the South-West part of the hills, villages, and rhododendron forest are seen fabulous from Hampal Danda.

View from Hampal Danda at 3000m

The lunch place is at Jaljale in the middle of the forest under the shade of the rhododendron tree or you can a take pack lunch or do a picnic. From Jaljale, it takes two hours to arrive at the altitude of 3310m of Mohare Danda. The trekking route passes through forest and meadows and you are able to have a wonderful view of the Annapurna Mountain ranges after Jaljala. There is a community tea house on the top of Mohare Danda which offers bed and breakfast with wonderful sunrise and sunset views over the mountains. In the fourth day, we have to descend down either to Poon Hill crossing the path of dense forest between Mohare Danda and Poonhill. You can capture the best photogenic views of the mountain, hills, and rhododendron forest on the way between Mohare Danda and Poonhill.

Small cottage with the view of Tucuche Peak, Dhampus Pass and Annapurna South on the way to Poonhill

Either you can trek down to the traditional route of Poonhill/Ghorepani or you can continue on the next route that descends down to the Fulbari village, Dandakhara, and finally a homestay at the Tikot village. There is two option available from Poon Hill Ghorepani, descends down to Ulleri village or Ghandruk Village. No matter whichever route you take you needs to descend downhill on the fourth and fifth day with some uphill walk. From Tikot village you need to trek for 3 hours to Tiplyang and then drive back to Pokhara. If you chose to return back option from Ghorepani village both of the routes leads us to Nayapul and finally back to Pokhara.

Do not miss the opportunity to have a wonderful experience of your trekking in Nepal at Mohare Danda Trekking so that your contribution on this trek may benefit and improve the living standard of the locals in the area.