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Khopra Mohare Danda Trek via Poonhill

Destination: Nepal

Region: Annapurna

Trip Facts

Duration
12 days
Difficulty
Easy
Country
Nepal
Activity
Trekking and Hiking
Max-Altitude
3,300
Accomodation
Hotel and Lodge
Best Season
Meals
Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast

Overview

Khopra Mohare Danda Trek is a relatively new and less crowded trekking route located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It offers stunning panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, along with an opportunity to explore diverse landscapes, traditional villages, and rich cultural heritage. Here is an overview of the trek along with its trip highlights:

Difficulty Level: The Khopra Mohare Danda Trek is considered a moderate trek suitable for both experienced trekkers and beginners with a reasonable level of fitness. It involves uphill and downhill hiking, with some steep sections.

Overall, the Khopra Mohare Danda Trek is a hidden gem that combines stunning mountain vistas, cultural encounters, and off-the-beaten-path exploration. It is an excellent alternative to the crowded trekking routes in Nepal, providing a unique and memorable adventure for trekkers.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • The trek takes you through pristine forests of rhododendron, oak, and pine, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks such as Annapurna South, Machapuchare (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri.
  •  The Khopra Ridge is a major highlight of this trek. It provides a magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and is less crowded compared to the popular Poon Hill viewpoint.
  • Another highlight of the trek is Mohare Danda, a viewpoint situated at an altitude of 3,300 meters. It offers a stunning sunrise and sunset view over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
  • The trek takes you through traditional Gurung and Magar villages, allowing you to experience the local culture, hospitality, and their unique way of life. You can interact with the locals, visit monasteries, and learn about their customs and traditions.
  • On the way back from the trek, you have the option to relax and rejuvenate your tired muscles in the natural hot springs of Tatopani. It provides a therapeutic experience after the trek.
  • Compared to the popular treks like Annapurna Base Camp and Everest Base Camp, the Khopra Mohare Danda Trek is less crowded, offering a more tranquil and peaceful experience in the mountains.

 

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. You can spend the day exploring the vibrant streets of Thamel, where you’ll find numerous shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions.

Day 2

Take a scenic flight or drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, a beautiful lakeside city. Spend the day sightseeing and preparing for the trek. You can visit the famous Phewa Lake and explore the colorful streets of Pokhara.

Day 3

Take a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, the starting point of the trek. Begin your hike and walk through terraced fields, lush forests, and traditional villages. Reach Tikhedhunga and spend the night there.

Day 4

Start early and climb a steep staircase to reach Ulleri village. Continue trekking through rhododendron forests and charming villages. Reach Ghorepani, a popular stop with stunning views of the mountains.

Day 5

Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3,210m) to witness a breathtaking sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Return to Ghorepani for breakfast and then continue the trek to Swanta, a traditional Magar village.

Day 6

Trek through a dense forest and pass by several waterfalls and streams. Reach the beautiful village of Chistibung and continue climbing towards Khopra Danda. Enjoy panoramic views of the mountains from Khopra Ridge.

Day 7

Spend a day exploring Khopra Danda and its surroundings. You can hike up to Khayer Lake or visit the nearby holy temple of Kaire Lake. Enjoy the mesmerizing views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks.

Day 8

Trek to Mohare Danda, another viewpoint that offers stunning sunrise and sunset views. The trail passes through alpine meadows and rhododendron forests. Enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the area.

Day 9

Day 10

Continue descending from Tikot to reach Beni, where you’ll catch a local bus or jeep to Pokhara. Rest and relax in Pokhara, and celebrate the completion of your trek.

Day 11

Travel back to Kathmandu from Pokhara either by a short flight or a scenic drive. Spend the day exploring the city, visiting cultural sites, and shopping for souvenirs.

Day 12

It’s time to bid farewell to Nepal. Depart from Kathmandu with wonderful memories of the Khopra Mohare Trek and the Himalayan region.

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What's Included

  • All transportation is grounded transportation

  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast in a luxurious hotel in Kathmandu and one night at Pokhara

  • Full board meals breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee during the trek

  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation

  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek (optional)

  • Sightseeing tours in the areas covered by the trek.

  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide. Porters at your own cost (1 porter for two people) and their insurance, food, accommodation, salary, and equipment.

  • Sleeping Bag, Down jacket and Duffle bag for porters

  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate

  • First aid medical kit

  • Annapurna conservation area Permit fee

  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System

  • All government taxes and office service charge

What's Excluded

  • Meals not specified in the inclusions

  • Hot shower and extra hot water

  • Personal equipment

  • Cold drinks and sweets like cholate bar and other snacks

  • Travel insurance

  • Tips for guide and porters

  • Battery charging above 3820m

  • No extra expenses from the company if there is an emergency or bad weather

Equipments

What to Bring?

One of the most beautiful and difficult trekking locations in the world is the Annapurna Region To ensure your safety, comfort, and pleasure during your trek, the appropriate gear is crucial. When trekking in the Annapurna Region you should bring the following items, among others:

  1. Trekking boots: To safeguard your feet and stop injuries on the difficult landscape, you need sturdy trekking boots with an ankle support.
  2. Backpack: A sturdy, roomy backpack that is comfortable to wear and has space for all of your necessities, such as water, snacks, a camera, and additional clothing.
  3. Clothing: In the Everest region, layers are essential for keeping warm and cozy. Bring thermal undergarments, a fleece or down jacket, a shell that is waterproof, and trekking trousers. Bring a scarf, hat, and mittens as well for the cold conditions.
  4. Sleeping bag: A quality sleeping bag that is designated for temperatures below zero is necessary for keeping warm and comfortable at night.
  5. Trekking poles: When walking on rocky, steep ground, trekking poles offer support and help minimize the impact on your knees and ankles.
  6. Headlamp: For early morning starts, late-night hikes, and navigating through dark lodges and paths, a light is a necessity.
  7. Sunglasses: UV-protected, high-quality sunglasses are crucial for shielding your eyes from the glare of the snow and intense mountain sunshine.
  8. Water container and purification tablets: To ensure that you have access to pure drinking water throughout your trek, bring a reusable water bottle and water purification tablets.
  9. First aid box: In case of emergencies, having a simple first aid kit with bandages, antiseptic cream, pain relievers, and altitude sickness medication is crucial. The trekking leader also has the first aid kit for your safety.

Access the Asia Treks offers its customers a thorough packing list, equipment rental choices, and guidance on the best supplies for their trekking requirements. In order to complete their trek to the Mardi himal trek securely and comfortably, we want to make sure that our clients have all the required supplies.

CANCELLATION POLICY AND PAYMENTS

  • As different permits, flight tickets and other government official documents are necessary so payment is highly appreciable if done 30 days prior of the trekking start date.
  • Payments are supposed to be done 15 days prior to the trekking start date.
  • If cancellation is made 10 days before the trek start date, 50% of the total trek cost will be charged as the cancellation fees.
  • In case of restrictions imposed by the government, bad weather or the emergency situation, the company will not to be liable to any extra cost and will find the most feasible way to proceed the trek.

 

ADVISORY

  • Non-bio degradable materials are not allowed to dispose in the trekking route randomly.
  • Proper follow of the guidance provided by the leader/guide of the trek.
  • Alcoholic beverages and other intoxicating substances are highly discouraged.
  • There might be the chances of bad weather so be prepared for the inconvenience caused by the unpredictable weather.
  • Try to be mentally and physically prepared before this trek with few short hikes before this trek is highly recommended.

 

IMPORTANT THINGS REQUIRED

  • Passport
  • Few passport size photos for TIMS and other official documents
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snow goggles
  • Personal handbag and luggage
  • Snacks and sweets like chocolate bar (if required)
  • Some personal items and sunscreen/sun cream
  • Water bottle and hat

 

PRELIMINARY AND KEY NOTES

  • Greeting ‘Namaste’ (your palms held together) is the most respectful and attractive way to greet somebody and is practiced profoundly.
  • Accessibility of internet and phone calls can be made efficient using the mobile SIM Card provided by the company itself or you can buy easily in the local market. All you need is one passport sized photo and a photocopy of your physical passport in either case.
  • There are lots of major cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu along with the ancient monasteries and sculptures. Photos are not taken unless you have asked for the permission.
  • The nightlife in Kathmandu is mostly safe and concentrated in Thamel area, one of the busiest destinations for foreigners to hang out with varied options of bars, restaurants and other places to choose from. Somehow, other areas including small towns are closed before 10pm.
  • Nepalese people are friendly, truly kind and incredibly welcoming as there is a phrase in Nepali culture ‘Guests equal Gods’. Out of the blue moon, there are several chances of being cheated. Saying this, you are somehow prone to possible travel scams. Keep yourself and your belongings safe, if you are travelling solo. It is highly recommended to have one experienced guide, taking safety into consideration.

FAQ

The Khopra Mohare Danda Trek is a lesser-known trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal, offering stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

The trek duration depends on the specific itinerary chosen and the trekker’s pace. In short, we stick with the provided itinerary.

The best time for this trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is favorable, and the scenery is at its best.

Review

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