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Mohare Danda Trek: A Short 5-Day Journey to Craft Lifelong Memories

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Published: 17th Feb, 2024


The Mohare Danda trek is one of the best destinations for those who want to undertake a short trek and can be completed in just 5-days. Mohare Danda is a beautiful hill, standing at 3300 meters. Due to its elevation, you can experience a 360-degree view of the Annapurna range. 

From there, dozens of mountains are visible, such as Sisne, Gurja, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, and Annapurna. Mohare Danda is a popular and easily accessible trekking destination, a new hilltop near the Annapurna Trekking region. Mohare Danda, which falls within the Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Ecological Trail, has become a new destination for trekkers looking to escape the crowds of Poon Hill and find some isolation. 

This short trek starts from Pokhara or Kathmandu. It provides the opportunity to learn about new cultures and escape from city life, allowing you to explore the Nepalese countryside and experience the remote lifestyle of Nepalese villagers.



  • Mohare Danda Trek is a short 5-day trek offering a stunning 360-degree view of the Annapurna range, featuring Sisne, Gurja, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, and Annapurna.
  • Starting from Pokhara or Kathmandu, the trek passes through Phalame Danda and Nangi village, providing a unique opportunity to experience Nepalese countryside and village life.
  • Mohare Danda, standing at 3300 meters, falls within the Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Ecological Trail, offering an alternative to the crowded Poon Hill trek.
  • Nangi village, a key starting point, is known for its association with Mahabir Pun, a renowned scientist and social activist, and showcases the Magar community's art, culture, and technological development.
  • The trek features picturesque landscapes, dense forests, suspension bridges, and snow-covered mountains, providing a memorable experience for hikers.
  • The journey involves crossing Dobato Kharka, Hamphal Pass, and reaching Mohare Danda, where a community lodge supports various development programs, including a community school.
  • Technology development, including wireless internet facilities, adds a modern touch to Mohare Danda, making it a technology-friendly village.
  • The trek concludes with a return journey from Mohare Danda to Kathmandu, passing through Kaski, Baglung, and Parvat, leaving travelers with lasting memories of the scenic beauty and Magar community hospitality.

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Detailed Itinerary and complete guide to Mohare Danda Trek

Day 1: From Kathmandu to Pokhara

The new destination always adds a new level of excitement to a person. With this new excitement, we head towards Pokhara from Kathmandu. We go through Prithivi Highway, which is the most important and busiest highway in Nepal. If you don't like traveling by road, the next option is to take a flight, which takes 30 minutes to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu. 

Pokhara is the starting place for many other treks in the Annapurna region. It's also known as the place where the most rain falls, earning it the title of the Cherapunji of Nepal. The beautiful Phewa and Begnas lakes, where one can smile capturing their reflection, the hospitality of the people with sweet smiles and words, the stunning sunrise, and cloud cover seen from the hills—all these are the sweet mixtures that introduce Pokhara.

But we can't say this is the particular thing that defines Pokhara because there are many. This city has such an attraction that it mesmerizes everyone who comes there. Overlooking the ability to express beauty in words, Pokhara manages to turn every day into a festival, putting in a life effort to make people happy.

Day 2: From Pokhara to Phalame Danda

On day 2, after enjoying a delicious breakfast at our hotel in Pokhara, we are ready to embark on our journey to Phalame Danda. The journey starts on the Pokhara-Baglung highway, a 1095km long central hill highway of Nepal that begins at zero kilometers in Pokhara and concludes in Baglung. This 72-kilometer highway connects Pokhara with various other tourist destinations, and traveling on this beautiful highway is an amazing experience in itself. It is necessary to travel about 42 kilometers from Kusma to reach Beni.

After crossing the suspension bridge over the Lumdi Khola, the path leads towards a narrow jungle. The magical forests along the way are attractive, and the sweet fragrance of the forest flows all around during the journey. The roads are built by cutting through the hills, and as we climb higher, the sun begins to set. The road looks particularly beautiful in the evening, with fields visible on the side and picturesque villages to pass through.

The main source of income for the people in these villages is agriculture, as you can observe. After a while, the uphill road begins, featuring some steep slopes. The road is easy in some places and very difficult in others. Although the body may feel sore
from the continuous journey since morning, we must convince our minds that it is only for a short time. We will approach Phalame Danda after some time, where you may encounter challenging terrain.

We will stay overnight at an available teahouse in Phalame Danda. Phalame Danda, located at an altitude of 3300 meters above sea level, is situated in Ward No. 5 of Jaljala Rural Municipality. From this place, you can see the beautiful view of the Annapurna mountain range and other Himalayan peaks such as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Nilgiri, along with a mesmerizing sunrise.

A community homestay has been established in this area under the Karbeli footpath to facilitate the visit of tourists. This route has been operational since 2075 BS, bringing together some of the popular tourist destinations of Myagdi and the northern mountains. This route, named after the community's patron deity Karbakeli Baba, connects Ghorepani Poonhill, Fulbari, and Karbakeli Thaan.

This is an easy trail for those with little trekking experience or those wanting to experience trekking for the first time. Because it is named after the family deity, there is also a belief that walking on this path awakens spiritual feelings. Those who travel through this footpath can travel by jeep from Pokhara to Birethanti and from there climb Poonhill, reaching Karbakeli Thaan in a 4-hour walk. It is an ideal trail to observe the biodiversity and the arts and culture of the community.

Day 3: From Phalame Danda to Nangi Community Lodge

We will have breakfast in the morning and head towards the Nangi community lodge, where we can explore many aspects. Nangi is the point from where our trek will start. It is also the birthplace of Mahabir Pun, Nepal's young scientist, teacher, inventor, and respected social activist. He has a master's degree in science from the University of Nebraska, USA, and is working towards propelling the country's development. Currently, he is the president of the National Innovation Center, which successfully expanded the Internet network through the Nepal Wireless Network Project, aiming to transmit information to rural areas through wireless technology.

The fact that we can reach the birthplace of a true national servant, who returned to Nepal to develop the country by leaving the facilities provided by foreign countries, fills us with a unique excitement. The road is rough, sometimes rocky, sometimes bumpy, and sometimes there are steep inclines. The roads in the hilly areas throughout Nepal are just like this, whether it's the Ruby Valley or Mardi's Way. Due to the steepness of the roads from the city, these roads do not turn into blacktop. Every year, water erodes these roads, and when it rains, the situation of the roads becomes pitiable. Although in some places, the roads have been made smooth by laying stones, the roads that lead to the river are still not easily accessible.

While moving ahead, we will see a Chhorten on the road, giving us the sense that we are entering a place that consists of Buddhism. After crossing the Chorten and moving forward for a while, we will reach the familiar Nangi village in Myagdi District. It takes 3 hours from Phalame Danda to reach Nangi. From here, we have to walk to reach Nangi Community Village, which is just a 2 to 5-minute walk. We will stay there that day, and tomorrow we will start walking to reach Mohare Danda.

Nangi village, falling under the Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Ecological Trail, is well-known in terms of tourism. The development of information and technology in this place will bring its introduction to a higher level. Many people recognize this place as the location where Roman Magsaysay awardee Mahabir Pun's goal of spreading information to rural areas through wireless technology was successful through the wireless project. The credit for the development of digital literacy and technology in Nangi village goes to Mahabir Pun.

Access to technology, the living conditions of the Magar caste, their art, and culture, and the beautiful view of the Annapurna snow range are the main attractions of Nangi village. Nangi, the well-known starting point of Mohare Danda Trekking, is at a height of about 2300 meters above sea level. This place is equally beautiful in terms of nature. Around a thousand tourists come to this place every month to experience the beautiful scenery of the Annapurna snow range and the clean environment of the mountains. Both domestic and foreign tourists are eager to stay at the homestay and eat the organic food made there.

Day 4: From Nangi Community Lodge to Mohare Danda

When we wake up and see outside of the room, the yellow rays of the sun pour over the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna snow ranges. Magar brothers and sisters living in about four hundred houses get up early and take care of their work. The operation and management of the homestays and lodges here are done communally. Some of the money from that homestay is used in four areas of the village. Using the income mainly for education, health, science and technology, and development, the people of this village are engaged in developing their place.

There is a basketball and volleyball court next to Nangi Community Lodge where you can spend some time. After having breakfast in the community lodge, we will start to walk. The village of Nangi does not leave the company until sometime after starting your journey. Locals enjoy their day, and this is one of the best aspects of traveling in villages. There is never a shortage of friends to share a laugh with. There will be beautiful snow chains in the landscape, and a cold wind will blow, touching the gut. The cool breeze that touches the mountains makes the body cool. All along the road, you can see rhododendron blossoms. This trail, sometimes steep or flat, is easy for new hikers. According to locals, 700 to 800 domestic and foreign tourists come here every month during the season to see Mohare Danda. In which the number of foreign tourists is more than domestic.

On a sunny day, walking uphill and enjoying the fresh air of the forest, there will be a special peace in our hearts. You can see many Roundabouts, making it easier for travelers. After walking for 1 hour, we will reach Dobato Kharka. From there, it takes about 1 to 2 hours to reach Hamphal pass and 4 to 5 hours to reach Mohare Danda. We will have lunch in Hamphal Pass. You feel the road shortening as you cross Dobato Kharka. The land used for keeping cattle and grazing cattle is called Kharka. Every year for a few months, the farmers living around this area have been coming to graze their cows by keeping a temporary shed in Dobato Kharka.

While walking through the forest, hikers can experience many things. The chirping of the birds and the wind flowing through the leaves, the sound of one’s steps trampling the leaves also sound musical. Going from Bhuvane Danda towards Hampal Pass, one has to travel through dense forest. The Rhododendron plants will be seen at times. Looking at it, we have to move forward from there. The people living in the village below have been coming to Bhuwane Danda for grass and firewood. Not only here, but in most villages, the custom of going to the forest to bring firewood is still there. Due to the problems of transportation in rural areas, people are still living by burning firewood.

For the people living in the city, the forest only provides oxygen, but it plays a very important role in the lives of the villagers. The firewood for cooking or grass for cattle, the villagers depend on the forest for all these things. In season months, you will enjoy seeing the greenery and in spring season, you can see more colorful rhododendrons. After a difficult uphill journey for some time, we will arrive at Hampal Danda, located in the Parbat District. There is a resting tower, and after seeing this, it comes to mind that you finally find the right way. We will climb for a while through the Hampal hill, which is 3000 meters above sea level. We will have lunch there and without getting lost, we will head towards Mohare Danda through the forest path.

A steep road starts from there. When walking and talking about each other’s travel experiences, you will not notice that time has passed easily. Mohare Danda creates an atmosphere to exchange memories on your journey. The Kharkas that appear from time to time are reminiscent of Khaptad and Dhorpatan. Although some things are the same, the beauty of Mohare Trekking is different. By the time we reached Dhima Danda, which is at a height of 3068 meters, the higher it went, the more snowy it got.

Travel not only teaches people to be one with beauty but also the meaning of compromise. Even if it is not what you think and say, it will teach the traveler to follow his heart. Not being able to eat when told, not being able to sit, not getting the bed as you say. A traveler learns to deal with all these things during the journey. If you look carefully, you will find a philosophy of life hidden in the experiences of travel. Along with teaching them to make compromises, the journey that also teaches them not to give up has been giving people a different perspective on life.

By the time we reach Rapse Kharka, which is 3168 meters above sea level, somewhere along the way, there are boards with Mohare Danda written on them, which encourage us that we are on the right path and the destination is nearing. It becomes dark when we reach there, and in the dark, the snow-covered mountains look like a scene from a horror movie. Because it is evening, the cold also starts to grow. You may experience snowfall on your journey as the trail is not difficult to walk, but the windy conditions and snowfall make it difficult.

As we reach Mohare Danda, we will go inside and stay warm. We travel from Kathmandu, through Kaski, Baglung, and Parvat for 4 days and arrive at Mohare Danda in Myagdi. After reaching the community lodge at Mohare Danda and having hot tea, the body will feel a little warm. The body, tired from walking the whole day, will ask for food and a good sleep. Hoping for clear weather tomorrow morning, after dinner, we will go to our room to rest the tired bodies in bed.

Mohare Danda, with the first rays of the sun, the light scattered on the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre ranges, and dozens more mountains like Sisne, Gurja, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, and Annapurna become visible. The beautiful view of the sunrise is mind-blowing. From Mohare Danda, along with Pokhara, the city, Myagdi, Parbat, Baglung, Kaski, Palpa, and other high mountain peaks of the district are also visible. Even the snow-covered Mohare Danda looks golden with the rays of the sun. Thousands of tourists come every year to stand on Mohare Danda in Myagdi district at a height of 3313 meters above sea level to see the beautiful view of the mountains in front of their eyes. Among them, the number of foreign tourists is more than Nepalese.


Mohare Danda is one of the best destinations for those who want to do a short trek. Since it is possible to reach and return from Kathmandu during the week, this footpath has recently become successful in the eyes of Nepalese youth. This place, which provides an opportunity to closely observe the art, culture, and hospitality of the Magar caste, as well as panoramic views of the mountains, has managed to attract a lot of tourists in recent times. Hikers of all ages want to visit this area because of the access to the internet and the trails that can be completed in a short time. We can experience the 360 view of the Annapurna range. The view is so epic. This is the best place to experience the 360 views of the Annapurna range.

Travelers who come to Mohare Danda, which connects Myagdi’s Nangi, Ghorepani, Kaski’s Ulleri, and Parbat’s Lakefart, can reach Tiplyang via Dandakharka and Tilkot and from there catch the bus to Pokhara. If we look at the development of technology, under the leadership of Mahabir Pun, arrangements have been made to provide wireless and fibernet internet facilities to the village by placing a tower on Mohare Danda in mutual partnership between Nepal Innovation Center and Worldlink

In addition to that, by bringing in an American Camera and placing it in Mohare Danda and giving live weather updates to Pokhara Civil Aviation, Mohare Danda has been established as a technology-friendly village.

A lodge with facilities is being operated targeting the tourists who come to visit Mohare Danda, and the money raised from it supports other development programs, including running a community school. Mohare Danda, which is a model place in the field of technology development and community homestay, has become beautiful and organized from all aspects.

Short in terms of days, but very memorable in terms of memories, the Mohare Danda Trek. In 5 days, we will cross the road of Prithivi highway and complete the journey through Phalame Danda and Nangi village to Mohare Danda. This journey allows us to visit Kaski, Baglung, and Myagdi at the same time. We will spend two nights in Nangi and Mohare Danda, getting beaten in the snow and observing the Magar community closely, becoming a model village in the field of technological development and community homestay operation. The view of the beautiful mountains and the clean air are in their place. Apart from that, we will return with many memories that make the trip to Mohare Danda more pleasant with the help and intimacy of the Magar brothers. 

Q1: What is Mohare Danda Trek, and how long does it take?

A: Mohare Danda Trek is a short 5-day trek offering breathtaking views of the Annapurna range. It starts from Pokhara or Kathmandu and can be completed in just 5 days.

Q2: What is the height of Mohare Danda?

A: Mohare Danda stands at an altitude of 3300 meters.

A: Mohare Danda provides an alternative to the crowded Poon Hill trek, offering a more secluded experience while showcasing the beauty of the Annapurna range.

Q4: What are the key attractions along the trek?

A: The trek includes picturesque landscapes, dense forests, suspension bridges, and snow-covered mountains, providing a memorable experience for hikers.

Q5: What is the significance of Nangi village on the trek?

A: Nangi village, a starting point for the trek, is associated with Mahabir Pun, showcasing the Magar community's art, culture, and technological development.

Q6: How is technology integrated into Mohare Danda?

A: Under Mahabir Pun's leadership, technology, including wireless internet facilities, has been introduced, making Mohare Danda a technology-friendly village.

Q7: What facilities are available at Mohare Danda's community lodge?

A: The community lodge at Mohare Danda supports various development programs, including a community school, and provides facilities for trekkers.

Q8: How is Mohare Danda connected to Kathmandu and other districts?

A: The trek concludes with a return journey from Mohare Danda to Kathmandu, passing through Kaski, Baglung, and Parvat.

Q9: Can the trek be completed in a shorter duration for those with time constraints?

A: Yes, the trek takes only 5 days, making it ideal for those with limited time.

Q10: What makes Mohare Danda Trek memorable?

A: The trek offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural experiences, and Magar community hospitality, leaving travelers with lasting memories.

Q11: What is the best time to undertake the Mohare Danda Trek?

A: The best time for Mohare Danda Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is clear, and the views are spectacular.

Q12: How challenging is the Mohare Danda Trek for beginners?

A: The trek is considered moderate and is suitable for new hikers. The trail offers a mix of steep and flat sections, providing a manageable challenge for beginners.

Q13: What is the significance of Dobato Kharka on the trek?

A: Dobato Kharka serves as a resting point on the trek, offering a place to relax and enjoy the surroundings. It takes about 1 to 2 hours from Dobato Kharka to reach Hamphal Pass.

Q14: Are there any cultural experiences during the Mohare Danda Trek?

A: Yes, the trek provides an opportunity to interact with the Magar community, experience their culture, and observe the operation of homestays and lodges communally.

Q15: Can travelers expect snowfall during the Mohare Danda Trek?

A: Snowfall is possible on the trek, particularly in higher elevations. The trail may not be difficult to walk, but windy conditions and snowfall can add challenges.

Q16: What is the role of Mahabir Pun in the development of Mohare Danda?

A: Mahabir Pun, a key figure in the development, has introduced technology, including wireless internet facilities, making Mohare Danda a technology-friendly village.

Q17: How does Mohare Danda contribute to community development?

A: The community lodge at Mohare Danda supports various development programs, including a community school, using funds raised from tourism to benefit the local community.

Q18: What is the unique feature of Mohare Danda compared to other trekking destinations?

A: Mohare Danda provides a short yet memorable trek with a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and the Magar community's warm hospitality.

Q19: Is it possible to witness sunrise views from Mohare Danda?

A: Yes, the trek offers a mind-blowing sunrise view from Mohare Danda, with golden rays illuminating the Annapurna Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre ranges.

Q20: What are the main attractions visible from Mohare Danda?

A: From Mohare Danda, one can witness dozens of mountains, including Sisne, Gurja, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, and Annapurna, providing a 360-degree view of the stunning Annapurna range.

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Anshu Thapa

Anshu Thapa is the Managing Director of a Treklanders Adventures Pvt.Ltd. She is a highly experienced and accomplished trekking and mountaineering professional with ex...

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