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Mohare Danda Khopra Trek

Mohare Danda Khopra Trek

Annapurna Region
Mohare Danda khopra trek
Khopra Danda Mohare
Khopra Danda Mohare Trek

Trip Facts

Duration : 9 Days Max-Altitude : 4,660 M Program Type : tea house Best Season : April- May, Jun- Jul Sep-Oct-Nov Per Day Walking : 5/6 Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

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No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $750
2 Paxes $680
2-6 Paxes $650
6-10 Paxes $600
10-15 Paxes $580
15+Paxes $580

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Overview

Mohare Danda Khopra 9 days Treks

Nepal, a country renowned for its majestic Himalayan peaks and rich cultural tapestry, offers a plethora of trekking adventures for enthusiasts seeking a perfect blend of nature and tradition. One such gem is the Mohare Danda Khopra Trek, an extraordinary expedition that seamlessly merges the breathtaking landscapes of Mohare Danda with the lesser-explored Khopra Ridge. This journey, nestled in the heart of the Annapurna region, promises not only awe-inspiring mountain vistas but also an immersive cultural experience.

Mohare Danda Khopra Trek: An Overview

The Mohare Danda Khopra Trek is a unique combination trek that introduces adventurers to the stunning views of Mohare Danda while venturing into the less-traveled paths of the Khopra Ridge. This expedition unfolds in the Annapurna region, treating trekkers to spectacular mountain panoramas and cultural encounters.

Key Highlights:

  1. Diverse Vantage Points: The trek offers a close-up view of the western Himalayan range from two hidden vantage points, Mohare Danda and Khopra Ridge, showcasing Nepal’s natural splendor.
  2. Community Trek Initiative: Promoting community treks in Nepal, the journey not only features two primary viewpoints but also offers numerous captivating perspectives along the trail, making it a truly special experience.
  3. Less Strenuous Trek: Ideal for those seeking a less strenuous and more accessible trekking adventure, the Mohare Danda Khopra Community Trek provides an alternative to the popular Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.
  4. Cultural Exploration: En route, the trek allows a visit to Beni Bazaar and a hike through the Annapurna region’s Ghorepani Poon Hill, providing a rich cultural experience.

Trek Itinerary

Commencing from the vibrant city of Pokhara, the trek heads to Beni Bazaar, serving as the starting point for the journey. The initial focus is on Mohare Danda, with ascending and descending trails leading through villages, settlements, ridges, valleys, and lush forests. Accommodations during the trek include community lodges and homestays, ensuring an authentic and immersive experience.

The Mohare Danda Khopra Trek diverges from the main path, offering a refreshing alternative to the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. Trekkers venture higher, reaching Khopra Danda, a vantage point that unveils breathtaking Himalayan views. Additional highlights include visits to Poonhill and Mohare Danda, further enhancing the trek’s appeal.

Trekking Specifics

The Mohare Danda Khopra Community Trek is classified as a moderately rated trek, encompassing 5-6 hours of walking through ascending and descending off-road trails at high altitudes. Optimal trekking months include Summer, Autumn, and Spring, spanning from September to May, though the trek remains enjoyable year-round.

An intriguing aspect of the trek is the day hike to Khayar Lake at 4660m from Khopra Danda, revealing a hidden lake at the foothills of Annapurna South. The return journey involves trekking back to Ghandruk village via Dobato and Tadapani, renowned for its beauty and panoramic views.

The descent continues to Nayapul via Birethanti, with a final drive back to Pokhara concluding the Mohare Danda Khopra Community package trek.

Culinary Delights on the Trail

One of the distinctive features of the Mohare Danda Khopra Trek is the diverse culinary experience it offers. Trekkers can savor popular Western, Indian, Chinese, continental, and Nepali foods at community lodges and homestays. The meals prepared hygienically, often feature green veggies and fresh produce sourced from organic farms in Nagi Village, LESPAR Village, Mohare Danda, and Khopra Danda.

Guided by Nepal Wilderness Trekking

The Mohare Danda Khopra Trek is led by Nepal Wilderness Trekking, a company dedicated to providing a comprehensive and enriching trekking experience. Their experienced guides and porters possess in-depth knowledge of the region, offering insights into nature, trails, mountains, cultures, flora, and fauna.

The company maintains transparency by providing competitive package costs and detailed itineraries on its blog, ensuring trekkers have a clear understanding of the trek and associated expenses.

Highlights and Challenges

Highlights:

  • Spectacular Views: The trek offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, providing a visual feast for trekkers.
  • Cultural Immersion: Exploring traditional villages and interacting with locals allows trekkers to delve into the rich cultural tapestry of the Annapurna region.
  • Flora and Fauna: Passing through rhododendrons and oak forests, the trek provides an opportunity to witness diverse flora and fauna.

Challenges:

  • Moderate to Difficult Rating: The trek is considered moderate to difficult, featuring steep uphill climbs and rough terrains that demand proper acclimatization.
  • Altitude Considerations: The highest point, Khopra Ridge (3,660 meters/12,007 feet), is reached on the fifth day, emphasizing the need for acclimatization to avoid altitude sickness.

The People of Mohare Danda and Khopra Region

The trek offers a unique opportunity to traverse through remote villages inhabited by diverse ethnic groups, including the Magar, Gurung, and Thakali communities. These communities contribute to the cultural richness of the region with their unique languages, traditions, and lifestyles.

The Magars, recognized for their bravery and martial traditions, form the largest ethnic group in the area. The people, primarily subsistence farmers, cultivate crops like millet, maize, wheat, and potatoes and raise livestock such as cows, goats, and sheep. Some families engage in tourism-related activities, running guesthouses and serving as guides and porters for trekkers.

The villages, though small and isolated with limited access to modern amenities, reflect the resourcefulness of the inhabitants. Despite the challenges, the locals have developed traditional ways of harmonizing with the natural environment, contributing to the authenticity of the trekking experience.

Interaction and Hospitality

During the trek, trekkers have the opportunity to interact with the local people, gaining insights into their culture and traditions. Many of the guesthouses and lodges along the route are run by local families, offering a unique and authentic travel experience. The warm hospitality of the locals enhances the overall trekking adventure, creating lasting memories for those who embark on this journey.

Conclusion

The Mohare Danda Khopra Trek stands out as a remarkable adventure that combines the best of nature and culture in Nepal’s Annapurna region. From the panoramic views of the Himalayas to the enriching cultural encounters with the locals, every step of the trek is a testament to the diverse tapestry that makes Nepal a trekking paradise. Whether you seek breathtaking landscapes, cultural immersion, or a rewarding challenge, the Mohare Danda Khopra Trek offers an unforgettable journey through the heart of the Himalayas.


Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Beni and trek to Bas Kharka (1525m) Overnight at Homestay.
  • Day 02: Trek to Nagi (2230m) 5-6 hours. Overnight at Community Lodge.
  • Day 03: Trek to Mohare Danda (3313m). Stay at Community Lodge.
  • Day 04: Trekking to Swanta (2,200m) takes 6-7 hours. Stay at a tea house overnight.
  • Day 05: Trek from Swanta to Chistibung (3,025 m) and then to Khopra Danda (3640 m).
  • Day 06: Trek to Khayar Lake (4,660 m) and return to Khopra Danda.
  • Day 07: Trek from Khopra Danda to Dobato (3,420 meters).
  • Day 08: Trek from Dobato to Ghandruk (2,001 meters) via Tadapani.
  • Day 09: Trek back to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

Cost Included

  • bus transport from Pokhara to Beni and Naya pul to Pokhara.
  • Annapurna region trekking permits and TIMS card fees.
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, and many other European Delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chosen by Menu).
  • seasonal fresh fruits after dinner
  • Lodges accommodation homestay on the trek.
  • An experienced trekking guide and supporting porters to carry your bags (1 porter every 2 pax)
  • 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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