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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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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

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Overview

Khumai Danda Trek 4 days trek

The Khumai Danda trek, also known as the Machhapuchhre Model Trek, is a hidden wonder nestled in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This four-day trek, with Khumai Danda standing at 3,245 meters, remains a hidden glory close to Pokhara City. It offers a paradise for both nature enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike. With its blend of picturesque trails, cultural encounters, and awe-inspiring scenes, the Khumai Danda trek guarantees an unforgettable journey through the heart of Nepal. The serene environment and diverse landscapes enrich the trekking experience, ensuring that each moment spent on the trail is memorable and fulfilling. The local hospitality and rich traditions encountered along the way provide deeper cultural insights, enhancing the overall adventure.

Commence Your Adventure

Begin your Khumai Danda trek from the vibrant atmosphere of Pokhara’s lakeside city, where you’ll be greeted by awe-inspiring vistas of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountain ranges. Your journey to Khumai Danda via Lachok Ghachok village leads you along a lesser-traveled path adorned with unspoiled beauty, just waiting to be explored.

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

Explore the Unspoiled Beauty

As you navigate the Khumai Danda trail, you will pass 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, fresh cuisine, and unique way of life. Immerse yourself in their culture, forge connections, and gain a deeper appreciation for Nepal’s cultural tapestry.

Marvel at the Awe-Inspiring Views

The Khumai Danda trek itinerary gradually ascends, unveiling breathtaking panoramas of snow-capped peaks, spring 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 embrace the tranquility of your surroundings. These tea houses 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 trek features well-marked trails and gentle ascents, ensuring a comfortable pace that lets you enjoy 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 elevation, 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 3,700 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 stay with you 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.

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 Lachok and Ghachok 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 hike, reminiscent of any Himalayan adventure, presents its unique challenges. Expect steep ascents, narrow paths, and ever-changing weather conditions along the trail. Yet, the rewards are boundless. Upon reaching the Korchan ridge and witnessing the breathtaking panorama of snow-capped peaks piercing through the clouds, you will experience a profound sense of accomplishment and serenity. This trek serves as a journey to discover your boundaries, fortify your resilience, and embrace the beauty beyond your comfort zone.

Conclusion

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 (6,993m), the towering Annapurna (8,091m), and the picturesque Mardi Himal (5,587m) 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 sunrise and sunset from the vantage point of Khumai Danda (3,245m), 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. Connect with their traditions, cuisine, and way of life. This interaction makes your journey not just a trek but a cultural exchange. Engaging with the locals enriches your experience, providing deeper insights into their daily lives and unique customs. The shared stories and meals create lasting memories and enhance the adventure. The genuine connections formed along the way foster a deeper appreciation for the region and its people. Ultimately, these interactions transform your trek into an unforgettable cultural immersion, leaving you with a profound understanding of the local heritage.

The Nepal Wilderness Trekking guide team offers a competitive package for the Khumai Danda trek, spanning 3 nights and 4 days. Our expert guides, from the same region, are solely familiar with the area and its locals, ensuring an immersive and enriching experience.

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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
  • Experienced English-speaking trekking guide licensed by the government, familiar with the area.
  • One porter for every two to three participants. (Note: An additional cost applies for solo clients requiring a porter.)
  • 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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