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Ghorepani Mardi Himal Trek - 14 Days

  • Annapurna Region , Nepal
  • 14 Days
  • Trekking in Nepal
  • 4675m
Ghorepani Mardi Himal Trek

Ghorepani Mardi Himal Trek

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Best Season

Autumn & Spring

Trip Type

Tea house


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Hotel Lodge

Overview And Highlights

Mohare Danda Trek is newly explored trekking route which lies between the private gorge between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan.It is also regarded as Eco community lodge trekking in Nepal. It is outstanding tourist destinations in Nepal which offer you trek for those families looking to spend time on quite foothills of the Himalayas without having to trek for many days.

It is more preferable because the trail is less crowed. It is also known as Nepal's Eco trek because its originality is not destroyed by the accessibility of road. So, Mohare Danda trekking is quite pleasant and it is known as Nepal Rhododendron Trekking.

This off beaten trekking trail of Annapurna region is bounded by attractive forest of oaks, bamboos, pines and several varieties of rhododendron along with ample waterfalls and rivers.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is the abode of god that provides you momentous view of sunrise among the jumble of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Machhapuchhare, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, and also the south Annapurna. Poon Hill Ghorepani Trek route is easy accessible and highly recommend for the family trekkers.

The initial point of trek is Birethati which lies in the Baglung district which can be reached by half an hour drive from Pokhara. As you pass by you will get chance to view terraced slopes, pleasing villages set up in the hills, rhododendron forest, and people of various ethnic groups who have got a kind heart with their rich culture?

The Khopra danda trekking trail is one of the newly open trekking routes in Annapurna region and connected with Annapurna base camp, walking route separated from Tadapani to Khopra Hill or you can say Khayer Lake (Tal) treks path too.

You pass through Rhododendron forest, Himalayan Bamboo magnificent of Himalayan panorama which includes Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna (I, II, III and south), Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhare, Lamjung Himal and Nilgiri.

every year very few people know about this trekking trail, it is perfect for those who want walk non touristic trekking route in Annapurna region, also Ghorepani Poon Hill provides you 360 Degree sunrise views of Panoramic Himalaya and Ghandruk is a charismatic village which is adorned by vibrant Buddhist monasteries and houses made by slate and stones.

Mardi Himal trek is the short and spectacular in the Annapurna region of Nepal where we stay in tea house, try local food. We can get opportunity of close look to excellent hill and mountain landscape. Not only that, we can observe massive Himalayan Mountains including Annapurna, Machapuchre, Hiunchuli and Mardi Himal.

The trail goes along small winding paths, through magical rhododendron forests. Mardi Himal Trek provides a great experience to the mountainous environment soaked view of greens hills, snow-capped mountain and walks into dense forest of lovely rhododendron and oak. In the trail, we walk through the path with the constant view of Annapurna mountain range and Dhaulagiri at the west.

Mardi Himal is located beneath Mt. Machapuchre which is one of the forbidden mountain and unclimbed peaks up to now. You will get a marvelous outlook of Mt. Machapuchre, Mt Hiunchuli and colorful Rhododendron forest will steal your heart.

You will get a great chance to know social-cultural values and lifestyle of Magar and Gurung community. During the trek, the astonishing sunrise and sunset views are outstanding. If you are passionate about solo trekking then you will certainly love Mardi Himal trek Package.

During the trek you first reached to Kande and you trek to Deurali which is at the altitude of 2232m. From Deurali you can get chance to observe Annapurna range and Pokhara valley. From Deurali you will headed towards the main Annapurna trekking trail and fallow the forested path to forest camp

The Ghorepani Mardi Himal Trek offers a unique and captivating adventure through the Annapurna region of Nepal. Here are its highlights:

Stunning Views: Throughout the trek, trekkers are treated to breathtaking panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, including iconic peaks such as Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and Annapurna South.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Sunrise: Witnessing the sunrise from Poon Hill is a highlight of the trek. Trekking up early in the morning, trekkers are rewarded with a spectacular sunrise over the Himalayas, painting the sky with hues of orange and pink.

Rhododendron Forests: The trail passes through lush rhododendron forests, especially vibrant during the spring season when the rhododendrons are in full bloom, creating a colorful canopy along the trekking route.

Cultural Encounters: The trek allows trekkers to interact with local communities, including Gurungs and Magars, and experience their unique culture, traditions, and hospitality. Visiting traditional villages provides insights into rural Nepalese life.

Mardi Himal Base Camp: The trek culminates at the Mardi Himal Base Camp, offering trekkers close-up views of the majestic Mardi Himal and its surrounding peaks. The serene and pristine environment at the base camp is truly captivating.

Off-the-Beaten-Path Experience: Compared to more popular treks in the Annapurna region, such as the Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp treks, the Ghorepani Mardi Himal Trek offers a quieter and less crowded experience, allowing trekkers to immerse themselves in nature and solitude.

Variety of Terrain: The trek traverses diverse landscapes, including terraced fields, bamboo forests, alpine meadows, and high mountain passes, providing trekkers with a varied and interesting trekking experience.

Charming Teahouse Accommodation: Accommodation along the trekking route is in cozy teahouses and lodges, offering comfortable lodging and warm hospitality. Enjoying hearty meals and cozy evenings by the fireplace adds to the charm of the trek.

Opportunity for Extension: The Ghorepani Mardi Himal Trek can be extended to include additional side trips or treks, such as visiting the Annapurna Base Camp or exploring other nearby trails, offering trekkers the flexibility to customize their adventure.

Memorable Sunsets and Starry Nights: In addition to sunrise views, trekkers can also witness stunning sunsets and clear starry nights from various vantage points along the trek, creating unforgettable moments amidst the Himalayan landscape.

These highlights combine to make the Ghorepani Mardi Himal Trek a memorable and rewarding adventure, offering trekkers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and adventure in the heart of the Himalayas.

Day to Day Itinerary

Trek to Naangi - 7 hrs walk

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After enjoying breakfast, we will begin our trek to Nangi. It is about 6-7 hours walk from Bans Kharak where you will encounter beautiful villages, stunning views of mountainous landscapes.

We will also visit an organic farm school and the Magar settlement on this day. We will again stay in community lodge accommodation with full board meals

Trek to Mohare Danda -7 hrs walk

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today’s trail goes through beautiful forests of Oak and Rhododendrons with magnificent views of mountains such as Machhapuchhare (Fishtail), south Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Tukche and many more.

In the evening, the glorious sunset from Mohare hill station will be just reward for the long trekking. Overnight stay is at a community lodge with full board meals.

Trek to Ghorepani via Poon Hill - 5 to 6 hrs walk

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today you will again be passing through more forests of Rhododendron on our way to Ghorepani.

The spectacular views of the Annapurna range are in full-view at Poon Hill, making the climb to get there well worth it. Overnight stay in Ghorepani is at a lodge with full board meals. 

Trek from Ghorepani to Upper Chistibung - 5.5 Hour Trek

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today you will carry out the trek by following a verdant slope and traverse all through the meadow land with a number of herder’s hut and dzo grazing.

You will then move towards the community lodge which will give you a new trekking experience. Overnight in a lodge in Upper Chistibung.

Trek from Upper Chistibung to Khopra Danda - 3.5 Hr Trek

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today after breakfast, you will head to reach the ridge at Khopra. You will embark on a steady climb that takes you above the treeline. The area is famous for wildlife, so you should keep your eyes open for Himalayan Thar and Danphe.

The best way to tackle the climb is by ascending slowly. Take your own time and rest often. You will then reach the lodge on Kopra ridge and will get more awe-inspiring views of the mountain vistas.The amazing panorama includes Annapurna south towering directly above you at only 6 km away.

Across the depth of the Kali Gandaki valley, the Dhaulagiri range completely dominates the western skyline.It takes about 3 hours to walk from Upper Chistibung to Khopra Danda. Overnight stay at a community lodge.

Rest Day in Khopra Danda and Day Trip to Khayer Lake

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

At the highest point of the trek, you can either enjoy a rest or hike up to Khayer Lake at 4675m. This return trip takes almost a full day. And since it is a remote area, you will have to carry water and some food.

It will take about 5 hours to reach Khayer Lake which is a rarely visited sacred freshwater lake. With its altitude of 4675m, it is even higher than Annapurna Base Camp. You can spend some time exploring the Khayer Barahi temple area. And watch varieties of birds before you walk back to Khopra danda.

Trek from Khopra danda to Tatopani - 5 Hour Trek

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

From Khopra Danda it takes half a day to reach Tatopani. As you descend back down into the valley, you will pass through several typical villages and terraced farms.

At Tatopani, you will find a built-up hot spring open to the public. Here you can take a hot bath and relax your muscles from the tiring walk. Overnight at a lodge in Tatopani.

Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrung

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After morning breakfast the trail directly goes downhill to Kim rung Khola through dense forest of Rhododendron and watching the miraculous vista of Annapurna south, Annapurna IV and Machhapuchchhre.

From Kim rung Khola the trail slightly goes uphill to Gurung village of Chhomrung (2050m). Overnight at lodge.

Trek from Chhomrung to Pitam Deurali

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After morning breakfast the trail leads you downhill for about three hour to new bridge and small break for tea/coffee or cold drinks.

The trail slightly goes uphill to Landruk village with Lunch stops. After lunch in Landruk village further walk to Pitam Deurali via Tolka about an hour overnight at lodge in Pitam Deurali.

Pothana to Forest Camp

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The Forest Camp is the destination set for the day. From Pothana, the upward hike continues on the stone paved trail till Deurali. On reaching Deurali, we leave the circuit trail and catch an off-the-beaten trail that heads east.

The trail passes through the dense forest, presenting the glimpses of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massif and some wildlife en route to the Forest Camp. We reach the forest Camp around the afternoon, where we set up the tent for overnight stay.

The night will be spent Lodge at the Forest Camp.(Highlights of the day: Magnificent, closer view of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges, glimpses of leopard, deer, monkeys and various species of birds, dense forest and the experience local culture

Forest Camp to High Camp.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The High Camp is the destination of the day. Leaving the Forest Camp you proceed towards the High Camp. Though the distance is short the climb through the forest of Rhododendron and Juniper forest is quite steep. The settlement is almost nil around this area.

You first pass Manjh Danda to reach the low camp, and then we pass the Nangge Danda to reach the high camp. The top greets you with the most spectacular view of Machhapuchhare, the Annapurna Range, the valley of Annapurna Base Camp and Mardi Himal.

The night will be spent guest house at High Camp.(Highlights of the day: Dense forest of Rhododendron and Juniper, splendid views of Machhapuchhare, the Annapurna Range, the valley of Annapurna Base Camp and Mardi Himal.)

High Camp, trek to Base Camp.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Mardi Himal Base Camp is the destination set for the day. Today you wake up earlier than usual to enjoy the sunrise view from the High Camp.

Today is a challenging day as the day requires walking on a narrow, rocky trail. Leaving the High Camp, we ascend for about 4 hours to reach the base camp of the Mardi Himal. After enjoying the views from the base camp, you walk back to the High Camp.

The night will be spent lodge at the High Camp.(Highlights of the day: The spectacular sunrise view from the High Camp, view of the great ice fields and the blue glaciers of the Sanctuary wall, the stunning Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Ganesh Himal with a dozen of glistening snow-bound giants and also the hovering Lhophophorous above you.)

High Camp to Siding Village

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Siding Village is the destination set for the day. From the High Camp crossing the Nangge Danda, a steep descent brings us back to the Low Camp. From the Low Camp, you  leave the trail used earlier and head towards the Mardi Khola River through the dense forest.

The walk continues till Sidhing. The night will be spent guest house at Sidhing.(Highlights of the day: Dense forest, friendly little settlements, lovely fields and the experience of pristine Nepali countryside.)

Siding Village to Pokhara.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Pokhara is the destination set for the day. Leaving Sidhing, you now hike down following the line of the river valley, passing various small settlements of Gurung and Tamang people until we reach Lumre. At Lumre, you catch a vehicle that will take us to Pokhara in one hour. The evening can be spent exploring the Lake area.

The night will be spent at a tourist hotel in Pokhara (Highlights of the day: Beautiful view of mountains, and the cute little settlements of Tamang and Gurung people, attractions of Lakeside in Pokhara.)

What Is Included ?

  • Morning quick strong Breakfast during the trek.
  • Three  meals a (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • All accommodations during the trek.(Toilet will be outside from your room)
  • Office paper works Annapurna Conservation park entry permit
  • Trekking information management system (Tims) permit.
  • Kathmandu- Pokhara -Kathmandu by A/C  comfortable tourist Bus
  • A helpful, knowledgeable, friendly,well English speaking  trained, government license holder guide With all his salary, food, drinks and insurance.
  • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people).
  • Assistant guide group size of more than 8 people in a group
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • Pokhara-  Kusma Beni by taxi/ jeeps
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
  • Suvenir : something from Nepal give you mmory for life long
  • Trekking route map.
  • Company certificate after the successful trek

What Is Excluded?


  • International airfare/Your Travel insurance
  • Lunch/Dinner/Hot shower during the trek
  • Tea/Coffee/bottles drinks/ Sweet things during trek
  • Camera’s  battery charge during the trek
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, government  strikes, and physical condition.

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For the Mardi Himal Trek, you need two permits: the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. The ACAP costs around NPR 3,000 (approximately USD 30), and the TIMS card costs NPR 2,000 (around USD 20) for individual trekkers.

Accommodation ranges from basic teahouses to more comfortable guesthouses. Teahouses offer basic amenities like a bed and shared bathroom, while guesthouses might provide private bathrooms, hot showers, and WiFi. Booking in advance is advisable during peak seasons (October-November and March-April) due to limited availability at higher altitudes​

The cost varies depending on factors like season, trek duration, level of service, and group size. On average, expect to spend between USD 500 to USD 1,000 per person for a 7-10 day trek. generallyThis includes permits, accommodation, food, and guide or porter fees,kathmandu-pokhara-kathmandu flightt ticket & mardi himal Ghorepani fair price. Prices can be higher for private guides or upgraded accommodation

Traveling to Nepal is best during specific times of the year to maximize the experience and ensure good weather for outdoor activities. Here's a breakdown of the best times to visit based on your interests:

Peak Seasons (October-November and March-April)

Best for: Trekking, cultural experiences, and clear mountain views.

October-November: This is the most popular time to visit Nepal. The weather is stable, with clear skies and moderate temperatures, making it ideal for trekking in the Himalayas. The landscapes are lush from the monsoon rains, and major festivals like Dashain and Tihar occur during this period.

March-April: The second-best time to visit, especially for trekking. The weather is warming up, the skies are clear, and the rhododendrons are in full bloom, adding color to the trails. This is also a good time for cultural activities and wildlife viewing in national parks.

Off-Peak Seasons Winter (December-February)

Best for: Cultural tours, low-altitude trekking, and city exploration.

December-February: This period is cold, especially in the mountains, but it's a good time for visiting cultural sites in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Lumbini. Lower altitude treks, like the Annapurna Circuit, can still be enjoyable with fewer crowds.

Monsoon Season (June-September)

Best for: Budget travel, fewer crowds, and lush landscapes.

June-September: The monsoon season brings heavy rains, which can make trekking difficult and cause landslides. However, it's a great time for visiting the Terai region (Chitwan National Park) for wildlife spotting and enjoying the lush greenery. This season is also good for budget travelers as prices for flights and accommodation are lower.

Special Considerations

Festivals: Nepal hosts many vibrant festivals throughout the year. If you're interested in cultural experiences, time your visit to coincide with festivals like Dashain (September/October), Tihar (October/November), Holi (March), or Buddha Jayanti (April/May).

Adventure Activities: If you're into activities like white-water rafting, the best time is during the post-monsoon season (September-November) when the rivers are swollen, and the rapids are exciting.

By choosing the right time based on your interests and activities, you can make the most out of your trip to Nepal.

The best times are during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is generally clear and dry. During these seasons, temperatures are moderate, and the skies are clear, providing the best mountain views. Winter (December to February) is colder and can have snow, making the trek more challenging. The summer monsoon season (June to August) brings heavy rain and muddy trails but offers lush green landscapes

Booking your trip to Nepal requires some planning, especially if you are traveling during peak seasons. Here’s a guide on when to book various aspects of your trip to ensure availability and possibly better deals:


Peak Seasons (October-November and March-April): Book at least 3-6 months in advance. These are the most popular times to visit Nepal, and flights can fill up quickly. Booking early can help secure better prices and preferred travel dates.

Off-Peak Seasons (December-February and June-September): Book 2-3 months in advance. While there’s more flexibility and availability during these times, early booking can still get you better deals and ensure you have a spot, especially around major holidays or festivals.


Peak Seasons: Book 3-6 months in advance for popular trekking areas (like Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Circuit) and major cities (Kathmandu, Pokhara). High-demand lodges and hotels can be fully booked quickly.

Off-Peak Seasons: Book 1-2 months in advance. There is more availability, but if you have specific accommodations in mind, early booking is advisable.

Trekking Permits and Guides

Trekking Permits: Apply for trekking permits at least 1-2 months before your trek, especially for popular routes. Some areas have limited permits available.

Guides and Porters: If you plan to hire a guide or porter, arrange this 2-3 months in advance during peak seasons to ensure availability. For off-peak seasons, 1-2 months in advance is generally sufficient.

Tours and Activities

Peak Seasons: Book guided tours, adventure activities (like white-water rafting or paragliding), and cultural tours 2-3 months in advance.

Off-Peak Seasons: 1-2 months in advance is usually sufficient.

Vaccinations and Travel Insurance

Vaccinations: Some vaccinations require a series of shots taken over a period of time, so consult your healthcare provider 2-3 months before your trip.

Travel Insurance: Purchase travel insurance when you book your flights and accommodations to ensure coverage for cancellations, medical emergencies, and other unforeseen events.


Visa: While you can obtain a visa on arrival at the airport in Kathmandu, it’s advisable to check current visa requirements and possibly apply online in advance if available, to save time on arrival.

By planning ahead and booking early, especially for peak season travel, you can ensure a smoother trip to Nepal with better options for flights, accommodations, and activities.

Spectacular views: Panoramic views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, and Mardi Himal.

Diverse landscapes: Trek through lush forests, rhododendron groves, and alpine meadows.

Cultural experiences: Encounter the traditional lifestyle of Gurung and Magar communities.

Mardi Himal Base Camp: Offers breathtaking views of surrounding peaks and glaciers.

Tranquil trails: Less crowded compared to other popular treks, providing a peaceful trekking experience

The Mardi Himal Trek is moderately challenging. It involves daily walks of 4-7 hours with significant altitude gains, especially as you approach the High Camp and Base Camp. Trekkers should be in good physical condition and prepared for some steep ascents and descents

The best time for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). These seasons offer the best weather and visibility, allowing for stunning views of the Himalayan range and vibrant rhododendron blooms.

Accommodation on the trek typically includes tea houses and lodges. These facilities provide basic amenities such as beds, blankets, and meals. It is advisable to carry a sleeping bag for added comfort during colder months

The trek is considered moderate and suitable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. Daily walking involves 4-6 hours, with some steep ascents and descents. No prior trekking experience is necessary, making it accessible for families and beginners

Two permits are required for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek: the TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP). These permits can be obtained through trekking agencies or from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu or Pokhara​ 

Solo women trekking in Nepal, including with companies like Adventure Nepal Eco Treks, can be safe and enjoyable if proper precautions are taken. Here are some key points to consider regarding safety:

Choosing a Reputable Trekking Company

Reputation and Reviews: Adventure Nepal Eco Treks has positive reviews and is known for organizing treks with a focus on safety and responsible tourism. Checking recent reviews and testimonials from other solo female trekkers can provide reassurance.

Certified Guides: Ensure the company provides licensed and experienced guides who are trained in first aid and familiar with the trekking routes.

Group Treks: Joining a group trek rather than going completely solo can enhance safety and provide companionship.

Safety Measures

Guide and Porter Services: Hiring a guide and porter not only enhances safety but also supports local employment. Guides can help navigate, manage emergencies, and provide cultural insights.

Communication: Ensure the company has a reliable communication system in place, such as satellite phones, for remote areas.

Emergency Plans: Verify that the company has established emergency protocols, including evacuation plans and connections with local medical facilities.

Personal Safety Tips

Stay Connected: Share your trekking itinerary with family or friends back home and check in regularly when possible.

Trust Your Instincts: Always prioritize your gut feelings. If something feels off, discuss it with your guide or contact the trekking company.

Dress Modestly: Respect local culture by dressing modestly. This helps avoid unwanted attention and shows respect for local customs.

Essential Gear: Carry essential gear, including a first aid kit, sufficient water, and appropriate clothing for changing weather conditions.

Health and Preparedness

Physical Preparation: Ensure you are physically prepared for the trek, considering the altitude and terrain challenges.

Health Precautions: Stay updated on vaccinations and carry any necessary medications. Be aware of altitude sickness symptoms and preventive measures.

Travel Insurance: Purchase comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities and potential evacuation.

Local Culture and Etiquette

Cultural Sensitivity: Learn basic local customs and phrases. Showing respect for the local culture can enhance your experience and interactions.

Avoiding Risks: Avoid trekking alone at night and be cautious in less crowded areas.

By choosing a reputable trekking company like Adventure Nepal Eco Treks and following these safety guidelines, solo women can have a safe and rewarding trekking experience in Nepal.

The maximum altitude reached is 3,210 meters at Poon Hill, which is generally not high enough to cause severe altitude sickness. However, it is crucial to stay hydrated, ascend gradually, and take rest days if needed. Symptoms of altitude sickness should be monitored, and immediate descent is advised if severe symptoms occur

Comfortable trekking boots

Warm clothing layers (including a down jacket and thermal wear)

Rain gear

Hat, gloves, and sunglasses

A good quality backpack

Trekking poles

First aid kit and personal medications

Additionally, a power bank and water purification tablets are recommended due to limited charging facilities and variable water quality

In the event of an emergency while trekking in Nepal, a well-structured response is crucial to ensure safety and timely assistance. Here's what typically happens and the steps you should follow:

Immediate Steps to Take Inform Your Guide:

If you are trekking with a guide from a reputable company like Adventure Nepal Eco Treks, inform them immediately. Guides are trained to handle emergencies and provide first aid.

Assess the Situation:

Quickly assess the severity of the emergency, whether it’s a medical issue, a natural disaster, or getting lost.

Provide or receive first aid if necessary. Carry a personal first aid kit for minor injuries or illnesses.

Medical Emergencies Altitude Sickness:

Symptoms: Headache, dizziness, nausea, shortness of breath.

Action: Descend to a lower altitude immediately. Guides will help facilitate a rapid descent.

Helicopter Evacuation:

For severe medical emergencies or inaccessible areas, helicopter evacuation is the quickest option. Companies like Adventure Nepal Eco Treks have arrangements with helicopter services.

Insurance: Ensure your travel insurance covers high-altitude trekking and helicopter evacuation.

Transport options from Kathmandu to Pokhara include flights, tourist buses, and private vehicles. The drive typically takes around 7-10 hours due to road conditions, while flights take about 20 minutes. From Pokhara, the trek usually starts at Nayapul, accessible by local bus, taxi, or jeep

Yes, you can bring some food from home when traveling to Nepal. However, there are a few considerations and regulations to keep in mind:

What Food to Bring

Non-Perishable Snacks: Items like granola bars, trail mix, nuts, dried fruits, instant noodles, and energy bars are convenient and can be very useful during long trekking days.

Special Dietary Needs: If you have specific dietary requirements (gluten-free, vegan, etc.), bringing some suitable snacks or meal replacements from home can be helpful since such options might be limited in Nepal.

Comfort Foods: Bringing some comfort foods, like your favorite tea, coffee, or spices, can be a nice touch for your trip.

Bringing food from home to Nepal is generally fine as long as you stick to non-perishable, sealed items and respect customs regulations. This can enhance your trekking experience by ensuring you have suitable snacks and food for your dietary needs or preferences.

Trekking Considerations

Teahouse Menus: Most popular trekking routes, such as the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit, have teahouses that offer a variety of meals, including traditional Nepalese dishes and some Western options. Bringing supplemental food is useful, but you’ll likely rely on local meals for the majority of your nutrition.

High-Calorie Foods: High-calorie, energy-dense foods are ideal for trekking to help maintain energy levels.

The Mohare Danda Trek is a community-based, eco-friendly trek situated at an elevation of 3,300 meters. It is designed to support local communities, particularly the Magar people, and offers an alternative to the more crowded trekking routes in the Annapurna region​

Yes our company insures all of our trekking staff including guide, cook, Sherpa and porters.

The trek is considered moderately challenging. It involves various uphill and downhill sections, requiring good physical fitness. The highest altitude is 3,300 meters, posing a low risk of altitude sickness​

The best times to trek are in autumn (September to December) and spring (March to May), when the weather is clear, and the views are stunning. Winter and monsoon seasons are also possible but come with their own challenges like snow and rain​.

Accommodation is primarily in community lodges or homestays, providing a basic but comfortable stay. Meals are usually organic and locally sourced, offering an authentic taste of the region’s cuisine​

Additional Information

You will need the following permits:

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)

Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card

These permits can be arranged through trekking agencies, and you need to carry them during your trek

The trek offers deep cultural immersion, particularly with the Magar and Gurung communities. You can experience traditional lifestyles, customs, and festivals by staying in homestays and interacting with local families​

Panoramic views of Himalayan peaks like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Machhapuchhre.

Breathtaking sunrises and sunsets from Mohare Danda.

Cultural exchange through homestays with local Magar families.

Scenic landscapes including rhododendron forests, terraced fields, and quaint villages​ (Green 

For Beginners or Families: Ghorepani Poon Hill or Mohare Danda due to their shorter duration and easier trails.

For Scenic Beauty and Less Crowds: Mohare Danda and Mardi Himal offer stunning views with fewer crowds compared to ABC.

For Cultural Experience: Mohare Danda for community-based tourism and close cultural interactions.

For Adventure and Close-Up Mountain Views: ABC Trek provides an adventurous trek with the experience of being surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks.

For a Balanced Experience: Combining Mohare Danda, Ghorepani Poon Hill, and Mardi Himal offers a mix of moderate trekking, beautiful landscapes, cultural experiences, and relatively fewer crowds.

Ultimately, the "better" trek depends on your preferences for scenery, difficulty, cultural experiences, and how much time you have. All these treks offer unique and memorable experiences in the Himalayas.

Mohare Danda, Ghorepani Poon Hill, and Mardi Himal Trek

1. Scenic Beauty:

Mohare Danda: Offers panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges with less crowded trails. It’s known for its serene environment and community-based tourism.

Ghorepani Poon Hill: Famous for its sunrise view over the Himalayas, it provides stunning vistas of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks. It's a relatively short trek with picturesque rhododendron forests.

Mardi Himal: Provides close-up views of Machapuchare (Fishtail) and the Annapurna range. The trail passes through lush forests and alpine meadows, offering a peaceful trekking experience.

2. Difficulty:

Mohare Danda: Moderate difficulty with well-established paths, making it suitable for beginners and families.

Ghorepani Poon Hill: Easy to moderate difficulty, with well-marked trails and good teahouse infrastructure. Suitable for beginners.

Mardi Himal: Moderate difficulty with steeper sections and some challenging terrain, suitable for trekkers with some experience.

3. Cultural Experience:

Mohare Danda: Emphasizes community-based tourism with opportunities to stay in local homes and experience traditional Nepali hospitality.

Ghorepani Poon Hill: Passes through several Gurung and Magar villages, offering insight into local cultures and traditions.

Mardi Himal: Less culturally immersive compared to Mohare Danda, but still offers interactions with local communities along the way.

4. Trekking Duration:

Mohare Danda: Typically 5-7 days.

Ghorepani Poon Hill: Typically 4-5 days.

Mardi Himal: Typically 5-7 days.

5. Crowds:

Mohare Danda: Less crowded, providing a more peaceful trekking experience.

Ghorepani Poon Hill: Can be crowded, especially during peak seasons due to its popularity and accessibility.

Mardi Himal: Less crowded than Ghorepani Poon Hill, offering a quieter trek.

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek

1. Scenic Beauty:

ABC Trek: Provides dramatic views of the Annapurna massif and Machapuchare. The trek takes you into the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary, surrounded by towering peaks.

2. Difficulty:

ABC Trek: Moderate to difficult. The trek involves a significant altitude gain and can be challenging for beginners, requiring good physical fitness.

3. Cultural Experience:

ABC Trek: Passes through various villages inhabited by Gurung and Magar communities, offering rich cultural experiences and interactions with locals.

4. Trekking Duration:

ABC Trek: Typically 7-12 days, depending on the starting point and pace.

5. Crowds:

ABC Trek: Can be quite crowded during peak seasons, as it’s one of the most popular treks in Nepal.

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