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Khumai Danda trek

Khumai Danda trek

Annapurna Region
Korchan danda of khumai trek
Khumai danda lodge
Kumai danda trek

Trip Facts

Duration : 4 Days Max-Altitude : 3682 m Program Type : Tea House Best Season : April- May, Jun- Jul Sep-Oct-Nov Per Day Walking : 6/7 Trek Grade : Grade 2:

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.


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All price inclusive
$ 360 $ 340
USD per person

Group Price

No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $360
2 Paxes $340
2-4 Paxes $320
4-6 Paxes $310
6-10 Paxes $300
10-15 Paxes $280
15+Paxes $280

Number of Travellers


Khumai Danda Trek: Hidden Beauty of the Annapurna Region

The Khumai Danda trek, also known as the Machhapuchhre Model Trek, is a hidden gem nestled in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This four-day trek, at an elevation of 3245 meters, offers a paradise for both nature enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike. With its blend of picturesque trails, cultural encounters, and awe-inspiring vistas, the Khumai Danda trek guarantees an unforgettable expedition through the heart of Nepal.

Day 1: Commence Your Adventure

Commencing from the bustling lakeside city of Pokhara, you will be immediately captivated by the awe-inspiring vistas of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountain ranges. A brief journey to Lachok Ghachok village, where the trek commences, will guide you towards a less-trodden path adorned with unspoiled beauty, waiting to be explored.

Nepal has earned its reputation as a renowned trekking destination, offering a plethora of options for both lengthy and brief treks, all culminating in breathtaking views of the Himalayas. The more extensive treks demand robust physical conditioning and prolonged days on the trails. Conversely, the shorter treks, achievable within a week, present a less formidable challenge. Among the array of compact trekking routes in Nepal, the newly unveiled Khumai Danda Trek is swiftly gaining traction. Nestled in the embrace of one of the most frequented sites, Mt. Machapuchare, this route remains untainted and avoids the congestion experienced on trails like Poon Hill and Mardi Himal.

Day 2: Explore the Unspoiled Beauty

As you navigate the Khumai Danda trail, you will meander through lush forests, charming villages, and terraced farmlands, providing a glimpse into the authentic rural lifestyle of the Nepalese people. Friendly locals will welcome you with warm smiles and genuine hospitality, sharing their rich traditions, delectable cuisine, and unique way of life. Immerse yourself in their culture, forge connections, and gain a deeper appreciation for Nepal’s cultural tapestry.

Day 3: Marvel at the Awe-Inspiring Vistas

The Khumai Danda trek Itinerary gradually ascends, unveiling breathtaking panoramas of snow-capped peaks, cascading waterfalls, and verdant valleys. Capture the awe-inspiring views of the Annapurna range, with magnificent peaks like Machhapuchhre and Mardi Himal gracing the skyline. Marvel at the interplay of light and shadow on the mountains, an enchanting spectacle that will leave you in awe of nature’s raw beauty.

Tea houses along the trail allow you to fully embrace the tranquility of your surroundings. These tea houses, while basic, provide a warm respite from the trek. As the sun sets, casting a warm glow over the rugged landscape, and the starry sky emerges, you will find yourself captivated by the serenity of the wilderness. Gather around the campfire, share stories and laughter, and create cherished memories with fellow adventurers who share your passion for exploration.

Day 4: Reach the Summit and Reflect

Suitable for trekkers of various fitness levels, the Khumai Danda trek features well-marked trails and gentle ascents, ensuring a comfortable pace that allows you to fully savor the natural splendor surrounding you. Our experienced guides, with their profound knowledge of the region, will lead the way, ensuring your safety and enriching your journey with insights into the local flora, fauna, and cultural heritage.

One of the trek’s highlights is reaching the viewpoint at Khumai Danda itself. From this elevated vantage point, soak in the panoramic vistas of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, along with sweeping views of the Pokhara Valley below. It’s an awe-inspiring moment, inviting you to reflect upon the grandeur of the Himalayas and appreciate the magnificence of the natural world.

The trail from Khumai to Korchan is a 2–3-hour hike and one of the most challenging parts of the journey. As you make your way to the viewpoint at Korchan, situated at an elevation of 3700 meters, you will encounter steep and rugged terrain. This part of the trek tests your physical endurance and offers a thrilling adventure, rewarding you with stunning views at the summit.

As you descend back to Lachok Ghachok village, the memories of the Khumai Danda trek route will linger in your mind for a lifetime. The sense of achievement, the captivating landscapes, and the cultural encounters will leave an indelible mark on your soul. Return to Pokhara with a profound appreciation for Nepal’s natural wonders and a deep connection to its warm-hearted people.

If you’re in search of an off-the-beaten-path adventure that seamlessly combines breathtaking scenery, cultural immersion, and a sense of tranquility, the Khumai Danda trek is the perfect choice. Join us as we embark on this extraordinary four-day journey through the Annapurna region and let the unparalleled beauty of Khumai Danda take your breath away.

Cultural Encounters:

While the Khumai Danda Trek is predominantly a nature-centric journey, it also offers opportunities to connect with the local communities and their rich cultural heritage. As you pass through traditional villages, you will encounter friendly locals adorned in vibrant attire, their faces reflecting a deep-rooted connection with the mountains. Immerse yourself in their way of life, taste traditional cuisine, and witness age-old rituals that have withstood the test of time. These interactions provide a profound insight into the lives of the resilient people who call this rugged terrain home.

Challenges and Rewards:

The Khumai Danda Trek, like any adventure in the Himalayas, presents its share of challenges. The trail encompasses steep ascents, narrow paths, and unpredictable weather conditions. However, the rewards are immeasurable. Standing atop the ridge at Korchan, gazing at the panoramic vista of snow-capped peaks piercing through the clouds, a sense of achievement and tranquility washes over you. The Khumai Danda Trek allows you to discover your limits, test your resilience, and experience the beauty that lies beyond your comfort zone.


The Khumai Danda Trek, with its scenic splendor and cultural encounters, offers a remarkable journey for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure. Traverse the mesmerizing ridges, breathe in the crisp mountain air, and immerse yourself in the harmonious blend of nature and local culture. As you navigate the trails, you will create memories that will stay etched in your heart forever. Embark on the Khumai Danda Trek and let the wonders of the Himalayas unfold before your eyes.

Trip Highlights:

  • Revel in the awe-inspiring, 360-degree panoramic views of the majestic Mt. Machhapuchhre (6993m), the towering Annapurna (8091m), and the picturesque Mardi (5587m) mountain ranges.
  • Embark on an adventure through untouched, natural trekking trails that meander through the heart of the wilderness, offering an authentic and immersive experience.
  • Witness the mesmerizing spectacle of both sunrise and sunset from the vantage point of Khumai Danda (3245m), where the changing colors of the sky create a breathtaking backdrop to your journey.
  • Immerse yourself in the genuine warmth and hospitality of the local communities along the way, allowing you to connect with their traditions, cuisine, and way of life, making your journey not just a trek but a cultural exchange.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1: Depart from Pokhara and drive to Ghachok (1494m) village by private jeep/taxi. Begin a 4-hour trek to Hile Kharka (2160m).
  • Day 2: Continue your trek for approximately 4-5 hours from Hile to Khumai Danda (3245m).
  • Day 3: Early morning hike to Korchan Danda (3700m) for 2-3 hours to enjoy the sunrise and mountain views. Descend to Mirsha for 4 hours. Overnight stay at a typical homestay.
  • Day 4: Hike down to Kharpani hotspring, a short half-hour walk. Spend some relaxing time in the hot spring. Return to Pokhara the same day by jeep, bus, or taxi.

Cost Included

  • Pokhara to Ghachok by private car or Van and Ghalel to Pokhara by sharing a jeep
  • Clean Lodge accommodation on the way during your Kumai danda Trekking.
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, and many other European Delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chosen by Menu)
  • ACAP permit and TIMS card permit for the Kumai Danda trek
  • One fluent English speaking, the government, registered, experienced, first aid trained guide who is friendly and familiar in this area and required porters, one porter, for every two pax
  • Guides/Porter's: food, accommodations, bus transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, etc
  • Kitbag for storing your belongings
  • Sleeping bag for a comfortable night's sleep on a trek in minus-25 degrees
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • A certificate of appreciation from Nepal wilderness trekking after a successful trek

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal entry visa fees vary by duration (15 days - $25-30, 30 days
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara before and after our journey
  • Personal equipment for high and cold temperatures
  • Emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation are covered by travel insurance
  • All beverages, Soft and caffeinated table drinks such as coke, beer,
  • Drinking water/mineral water, Dessert, etc. Hot shower, laundry
  • Tip for guide and porter
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.

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