Mohare Danda Trek is a relatively new trekking trail in operation in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The route, from the trailhead to the finish, measures 30 kilometers. With a view to promoting eco-tourism, the trek has been designed to be completed in 5 days, requiring an average of around 5 hours of walk each day. Note that the trail still remains rather off-the-beaten and is quiet even during the peak seasons.
The highest elevation on the trek is Mohare Danda at an altitude of 3,300 meters from the sea level. This vantage point is ideally placed for spectacular views of the Himalayas of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges. Worth noting are the sunrise and sunset views. The trailhead for Mohare Danda Trek is Galeshwor ( m), a small town to the south-west of Pokhara, the city of lakes. It takes about 5 hours’ drive from Pokhara to reach this starting point.
The trail also offers satisfying experiences. The villages en route come with a few houses and are distant from most luxuries many are used to in these modern times. On the slopes of high hills, the common practice is terraced farming. Orange and plum trees, as well as bamboo, fill these farmlands besides regular crops such as corn. Many visitors also find the domesticated goats, buffalos and those often friendly dogs indulging. In addition, portions of the trail pass through beautiful forests that remain memorable to most.
Like most trekking routes in Nepal, Mohore Danda Trek also comes with its fair share of ups and downs. Although the uphills and the downhills feel to the sharper side to the novice, Mohare Danda Trek, on the whole, comes as a satisfying experience – ‘a trek worthwhile’ as many claim the experience to be. Mohare Danda Trek is suitable for all ages, beginner trekkers and retired trekkers.
Best Time for Mohare Danda Trek
As all the trekking in Nepal, Mohare Danda trek is also highly suitable in Spring( March, April, and May) with a colorful Rhododendron flower forest. This time offers an awesome view of the Annapurna Himalaya and the Rhododendron flowers. The Autumn ( September, October, November) also offers a gorgeous view of the Himalaya with the local crops in their field.
Mohare Danda trek is located on 3300m from the sea level so this trek is doable during the winter( December, January, February). Mohare Danda trek in winter offers a great view of Himalaya full of fresh snow. This period offers clear skies and the best sunrise and sunset view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalaya.
Mohare danda trek in the Monsoon period also doable but the weather is not very clear and mostly it’s rainy.