Mohare Dada Trek

Trip Facts
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Annapurna Region Trekking.
  • Max. Altitude 3,300 M
  • Trip Style Trekking
  • Trip Type Solo or Group
  • Best Time All Season


  • Unveiling Mohare Danda: Trek to the off-the-beaten-path Mohare Danda, a viewpoint offering stunning sunrises and sunsets with breathtaking panoramas of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, including Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri I, Manaslu, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).
  • Community Experience: Immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions of the Magar and Gurung villages. Stay in comfortable lodges run by local families and support community-based tourism initiatives.
  • Diverse Landscapes: Witness the beauty of Nepal's diverse landscapes as you trek through lush green forests, rhododendron jungles, terraced fields, and high meadows.
  • Optional Poon Hill: (Depending on your itinerary) Ascend Poon Hill, a popular viewpoint known for its breathtaking sunrise views over the Annapurna Himalayas.
  • Moderate Challenge: Enjoy a moderately challenging trek suitable for beginners with a moderate fitness level.

This 6-day trek offers a glimpse into the hidden beauty of the Annapurna region, culminating in breathtaking vistas from Mohare Danda. Experience diverse landscapes, charming villages, and the warm hospitality of the local people.

Why Choose This Trek?

  • Unveiling the hidden gem of Mohare Danda with its breathtaking panoramic views.
  • Supporting community-based tourism and directly benefiting the local people.
  • Immersing yourself in the rich culture and traditions of the region.
  • Experiencing the diverse landscapes of the Annapurna region.

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1:Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Day 2:Pokhara to Lespar
  • Day 3:Lespar to Mohare Danda
  • Day 4:Mohare Danda to Ghorepani
  • Day 5:Ghorepani to Pokhara
  • Day 6:Back to Kathmandu

  • Start your day with an early breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Board a deluxe air-conditioned tourist bus for a scenic journey to Pokhara (approximately 8 hours).
  • Enjoy the beautiful landscapes as you drive along the Prithivi Highway, passing through villages, towns, valleys, and witnessing stunning mountain views.
  • The Trishuli, Marsyangdi, and Modi Rivers will be your companions on this journey.
  • Upon reaching Pokhara, transfer to a smaller vehicle and continue to Galeshwor, the starting point for your Mohare Danda Trek.
  • In the evening, check into a comfortable lodge in Galeshwor and prepare for your trek adventure.
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude1,400 M

  • Depart from Pokhara by jeep towards Nayapul/Bhulebhule.
  • Continue the journey to a trailhead near Patichaur, the starting point for your trek.
  • Start on a lovely hike from the trailhead to Lespar village. The trail is generally straight with a gentle altitude, providing for a pleasant trip (around 5-6 hours).
  • Enjoy the beautiful surroundings as you make your way to Lespar.
  • Arrive in Lespar and settle into a cozy lodge for the night.
  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,000 M

  • Starting the trek from Lespar after breakfast.
  • Mostly ascending with well-maintained trekking trails, no motor roads.
  • A challenging climb on stairs for approximately 2-2.5 hours.
  • A more relaxed trek through forests with gradual elevation and occasional straight paths offering scenic hill and valley views.
  • 6-7 hours from Lespar to Mohare Danda.
  • Breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Fishtail (Machhapuchhre), Tukuche Peak, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Nilgiri, and more.
  • Enjoying a comfortable stay at Mohare Danda and witnessing a mesmerizing sunset over the mountains.
  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,300 M

  • Rise early to witness the awe-inspiring sunrise over the Himalayas from Mohare Danda. Watch as the first rays of light illuminate the snow-capped peaks like Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.
  • Savor a delicious breakfast and then start on a scenic trek down to Ghorepani village.
  • The trail descends gently with well-maintained paths offering beautiful scenery along the way.
  • Enjoy a relaxed trek from Mohare Danda to Ghorepani (approximately 2-3 hours), a shorter distance compared to previous days.
  • This leg of the journey can be considered a well-deserved rest day after yesterday's challenging climb.
  • Poon Hill Detour: Notably, this route takes you past Poon Hill, a popular viewpoint famous for its sunrise panorama. While Poon Hill can be crowded, you can choose to save your energy and enjoy the views from here now or return later from Ghorepani. The ascent from Ghorepani to Poon Hill is relatively short (30-45 minutes), where you can witness both sunrise and sunset spectacles over the Annapurna range.
  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,860 M

  • Rise pre-dawn for the much-anticipated sunrise at Poon Hill. Ascend the short stairway (approximately 45 minutes) and witness the breathtaking panorama of the Annapurna range bathed in golden light. Enjoy the magical experience despite the crowds, knowing Poon Hill is a renowned viewpoint for this reason.

  • After capturing the stunning sunrise, descend back to Ghorepani for a well-deserved breakfast.

  • Ghorepani to Ulleri: Start on a relaxed trek from Ghorepani to Ulleri village (approximately 4 hours). The trail is mostly downhill with well-maintained paths, offering scenic views of the surrounding landscapes. Enjoy a leisurely pace and appreciate the change in scenery.

  • Lunch Break: Savor a delicious lunch break in Ulleri, a charming village nestled amidst green hills.

  • Ulleri to Hile: For the final leg of the trek, descend from Ulleri to Hile (approximately 2 hours). The trail is mostly straight and slightly downhill, making for a comfortable walk.

  • Hile to Pokhara: Upon reaching Hile, a scenic village located at the foot of the mountains, transfer to a jeep for a comfortable drive back to Pokhara. The journey takes approximately 2.5 hours, allowing you to arrive in Pokhara early evening, relaxed and accomplished.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude800 M

  • In the morning, enjoy some free time in Pokhara for souvenir shopping or exploring the city (optional).
  • Transfer from Pokhara back to Kathmandu by tourist bus or flight (depending on your preference).
  • Arrive in Kathmandu and conclude your Mohare Danda Trek adventure.
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,400 M

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Cost Details

  • Roundtrip transportation: Private vehicle from Kathmandu to Galeshwor trek starting point and return from Hile ending point.
  • Accommodation: Comfortable lodges/teahouses throughout the trek (basic but with shared bathrooms).
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included during the trek days.
  • Guide: An experienced English-speaking guide to lead you throughout the trek.
  • Permits: All necessary trekking permits and national park entrance fees.
  • International airfare and visa fees: You'll need to cover the cost of getting to and from Nepal, including any visa fees.
  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu: This trek package typically starts upon arrival in Galeshwor, so your nights in Kathmandu before and after the trek are separate expenses.
  • Drinks: Beverages like bottled water, hot drinks (tea, coffee), and alcoholic drinks are not included.
  • Personal expenses: This includes things like snacks, laundry services, souvenirs, and tips for your guide and porter.
  • Travel insurance: It's highly recommended to get travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, helicopter evacuation (especially at higher altitudes), trip cancellation, and baggage loss.
  • Porter costs: Hiring a porter to carry your backpack is an optional expense.
  • Additional activities: If you choose to detour to Poon Hill or engage in other activities beyond the standard itinerary, there may be additional costs.

Essential Info

  • Best Season: Spring (March-May) and Autumn (October-November) offer pleasant weather and clear skies.
  • Difficulty: Easy to moderate.
  • Accommodation: Basic but comfortable lodges/teahouses with shared bathrooms.
  • Packing: Proper trekking gear, including comfortable shoes, warm clothes, raincoat, and a backpack.

Ready to enjoy on this unforgettable adventure? Contact us today to book your Mohare Danda Trek!


  • Q1. What is the Mohare Danda Trek?

    The Mohare Danda Trek is a 5-6 days trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It offers stunning Himalayan views, a chance to experience local culture, and a less crowded alternative to other treks in the region.

  • The Mohare Danda Trek is considered easy to moderate. The highest elevation is around 3,300 meters (10,827 feet), and the trails are well-maintained. However, there are some sections with stairs and inclines, so a moderate level of fitness is recommended.

  • The best time to do the Mohare Danda Trek is during spring (March-May) and autumn (October-November) when the weather is pleasant and the skies are clear. Monsoon season (June-September) should be avoided due to heavy rains and potential landslides.

  • The Mohare Danda Trek lies outside the Annapurna Conservation Area, so technically a permit is not required. However, it's always recommended to have trekking permits like the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) permit for your safety and supporting conservation efforts.

  • The trek typically starts with a tourist bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara. You might then transfer to a local jeep or bus to reach the trailhead near Patichaur. The trek itself is completed on foot, and upon reaching Hile at the end, you'll take a jeep back to Pokhara.

  • You will stay in comfortable lodges/teahouses along the route. These are basic accommodations with shared bathrooms but offer meals and a chance to interact with local people.

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