Over the 8 days of this wonderful journey that takes you to the off the beaten pathways in the foothills of the Annapurna mountain range, you get to experience the lifestyle of the people as well as the serene views. The gem of a travel destination lesser known to International Tourists provides n up close glimpse into the Annapurna mountain range that lies tucked away in this hidden trail. The up close interaction provides the tourists keen to explore the culture of the country with a greater insight of the way of Nepalese people living in the villages.
The hike alongside the Oak, Pine and Bamboo trees enriches your trip phenomenally as you also glare at the snowy mountains that Himalayas have to offer. The highest destination of the journey takes you to an elevation of Mohare Danda(Hill top) 3300m above sea level. Although the views are quite picturesque, to get to enjoy them closely you must embark on a adventurous and medially challenging hike in the steep trails of the hilly region of Nepal.
As you land in Kathmandu and ‘pass the immigration procedures you are greeted by a friendly representative of ours at the very gate. You shall then be transferred to your designated hotel in the Kathmandu valley through the means of a private vehicle most likely a jeep. For the rest of the day, you could explore the city to your liking. Being said that, you must compensate for a guide yourself if you choose to have a company of someone familiar with the surroundings while making your way through the city.
Your second day in Nepal is all about exploring the splendid sights of the three historic cities that are incorporated within the Kathmandu valley. After your breakfast, you shall witness the artistry and culture surrounding the UNESCO world heritage sites such as Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Monkey Temple, and the Patan, Bhaktapur and Kathmandu Durbar Square. These heritage sights are among the few places you would get a chance to live the history and culture of for the day.
However, your day at Kathmandu sure cannot be comprehended by these sights alone as there is much to the city than what meets the eye. It’s all about that chaotic yet cozy and friendly vibes the valley fills you up with. You get to experience the real way of the city dwellers of the country while also interacting with them on multiple occasions.
The next day you indulgence in so,e savory breakfast in the hotel before embarking on the journey to Pokhara. There are two options when it comes to your mode of transportation, by land or by air, to your liking. If you choose to travel by plane you shall be dropped to the airport and sit through 15-20 minutes of flight to reach Pokhara. However, if you choose to travel via a tourist bus, it is a more wholesome experience but comes at the expense of your time. While providing you with some of the most serene views, the bus ride will take you 6-8 hours to get to Pokhara. In the evening you are free to explore the city of Pokhara and the fun vibe it provides you with.
Your fourth day of the journey starts with a savory breakfast. Then, you would embark on a 3 and a half-hour drive to the village of Goleshwor in a jeep that would pick you up at the hotel. Upon reaching Goleshwar past all that scenic views along the Kali Gandaki river, we take a 1-hour break for lunch. After the lunch, we start on our hike up a steep trail heading towards Bans Kharka. After walking through the sheer raw natural beauty that the green forest and tranquil rivers have to offer for about an hour, we reach our destination of Banskharka. We will stay the night there at a community lodge.
Right from the morning, you can feel the wonderful vibes that Banskharka has to offer you. After you have breakfast while enjoying that picturesque vista, we commence the hike for the day. Up the trail experiencing the beautiful forest and splendid views of the mountain, the trek also provides a chance to experience the cultural and traditional aspects of people living in rural villages. We also visit organic farms and Magar villages on our way to the destination. The 6-7 hour walk comes to a halt as we reach Nagi located 2320m above sea level.
Today is filled with a lot of adventures and excitement as we take on a challenging hike. Alongside the blissful Oak forest and bright red Rhododendrons, we get to enjoy the glimpses of some of the snow-capped peaks like Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Fishtail, Dhaulagiri and many more. Walking for about 7 hrs we reach atop the hill of Mohare, which has a lot of blissful views waiting for you.
The 7th day of our hike takes us back to the elevation of 2210m as we slowly descend down to the city areas. However, this certainly doesn’t mean that there shall be any confinement on the level of fun that the journey has to offer. In fact, the views get crispier and the walk slightly easier which escalates the level of blissfulness to the maximum. After walking for about 5-6 hrs we get to our destination for the night Banthanti.
This is the last day of our hike and is bound to be one of the best instances where we squeeze in the best of all the worlds. We commence our trek after breakfast and walk for about 2 hours before reaching the stop of Nayapul, from where we shall board the jeep. After driving for about two hours, we reach Pokhara. There you will have the evening to yourself for exploration.
Includes & Excludes
- Pick up/ drop in comfortable private vehicle
- Kathmandu heritage city tour
- All ground transportation in comfortable vehicle as per itinerary
- One English speaking, highly experienced city tour guide with government-license
- All necessary entry permits in temples and stupas
- Nepalese Visa fee
- International airfare to Kathmandu and out
- Food, drinks, accommodation
- Tips and appreciation for staff and drivers
Departure Dates for Mohare Danda Trek - 8 days
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