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Mohare and Khopra Ridge Community Trek

  • 15 Days
  • All around the year
During this trek, you will get a chance to enjoy the magnificent sunrise views from Khopra Ridge, Poonhill, and Mohare Danda. Experience cultural immersion while staying in community lodges, this is the off-beaten trekking filled with fascinating Mountain scenery. Take an extra day to hike to Khayer Lake, a sacred lake at the foot of Annapurna South-Journey to the abode of Lord Shiva. You will be staying at Eco community homestay/ lodges during most of the trekking days. Explore the lifestyles and the cultures of the indigenous Magar tribes

Highlights

  • Normal
  • 15 Days
  • All around the year
  • Trekking through villages, sunrise and sunset view, Himalayan view, visit holy lake, meet villagers
  • Hotel and Tea House
  • Private vehicle
  • Trek
  • 15th September, 2021
  • 29th September, 2021
  • Tea house trekking
  • 1365 USD Per Pax for group of 2


Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 Kathmandu - 1400m altitude: approx. 30 minutes drive
  • Day 2 Sightseeing: Boudhanath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, & Swayambhunath & :7- 8-hours
  • Day 3 Kathmandu – Pokhara, 900m altitude, 6 to 7 hours drive depending on traffic – 210 km, 1 hour boating at Phewa Lake
  • Day 4 Drive from Pokhara to Galeshwor (1170 m) (drive duration: 3-4 hours) and trek to Bans Kharka (1,525 m) , Trek: 3 hours
  • Day 5 Trek from Banskharka (1525 m) –Nangi (2230 m) - Trek Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Day 6 Trek from Nangi to Mohara Danda (3300m) - Trek Duration: 7 hours
  • Day 7 Trek from Mohare Danda (3300 m) to Swantha (2400 m) - Trek Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Day 8 Trek from Swanta to upper Chistibung (2975 m) - Trek Duration: 4 hours
  • Day 9 Trek from upper Chistibung to Khopra Danda (3660 m) Trek Duration : 4 Hours
  • Day 10 Rest day – Trip to Khayar Lake (4665 m): Duration 7-8 hours to Khopra Danda
  • Day 11 Trek Khopra Danda – Bayeli to Dobato trek (3420 m)- Trek Duration :
  • Day 12 Trek from Dobato - Ghandruk (1940 m)- Trek Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Day 13 Ghandruk- Nayapool trek and drive to Pokhara ( Drive Duration: 1 and 1/2 hour)- Trek Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Day 14 Pokhara- Kathmandu, approx. 210 km & 6-7 hrs drive
  • Day 15 Departure

Includes

Cost includes:
1. Accommodation :
Kathmandu (3 Ns)
Pokhara: (2 Ns)
Tea House : (9 Ns) during trekking

2. Meals:
All breakfasts
Lunch: All lunch during trekking
Dinner: All dinner during trekking

3. Transport :
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle

4. Guide
An experienced, English-speaking Tour guide
Licensed holder trek leader during trekking
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

5 Trekking Package:
Tea House Accommodations, English Speaking License Holder Guide and all his expenses,
all meals during trekking, hot water served during Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

6 Taxes & Government charges
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
All government and local taxes

Excludes

1. International Airfare, Nepal VISA Fees ($30 per person), Excess baggage charge in Domestic flight, Travel Insurance
2. Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
3. All entrance fees during sightseeing
4. Meals not listed in the itinerary
5. Porter during the trek
6. Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc
7. Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
8. Hotels check out as per the hotel rules.

Detail Itinerary

1Day 1 - Kathmandu - 1400m altitude: approx. 30 minutes drive

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu and meet assists and transfer to the hotel by our representative. Welcome drinks on arrival and briefing of tour program by one of the representatives from Aarya Village Travel.

Kathmandu - 1400m altitude: approx. 30 minutes drive
Kathmandu - 1400m altitude: approx. 30 minutes drive
2Day 2 - Sightseeing: Boudhanath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, & Swayambhunath & :7- 8-hours

After breakfast start full day sightseeing in UNESCO heritage sites. Sightseeing at Bouddhanath- World biggest stupa, one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage where all devout Buddhists come for a pilgrimage, Patan Durbar Square- which is a distinct place for arts and architecture that reflect on each temple, monument and palace building that were mostly built during the Malla period between 16th, 17th and 18th and Swayambhunath- A Monkey Temple from where you can see the magnificent views of Kathmandu Valley and tribute to Buddhism. Rest of the time is free on your own

Sightseeing:  Boudhanath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square,  & Swayambhunath  & :7- 8-hours
Sightseeing:  Boudhanath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square,  & Swayambhunath  & :7- 8-hours
3Day 3 - Kathmandu – Pokhara, 900m altitude, 6 to 7 hours drive depending on traffic – 210 km, 1 hour boating at Phewa Lake

Early Morning after breakfast at the hotel, we drive (approximately 6-7 hours) to Pokhara- the “City of Lakes”. Also known as the gateway to the Himalayas, Pokhara offers stunning views of the Himalayas and has several beautiful lakes, the most popular is the Fewa Taal where you can see the clear reflection of Fishtail Mountain on calm days. Here you can also indulge in some adventurous day activities.

Today try out some boating at Phewa Lake for about an hour, visit Tal Barahi temple while boating. Tal Barahi Temple, situated in the middle of the lake on an island on the southeast section, also known as Lake Temple, is a two-story pagoda temple located in the Kaski District of the Gandaki Zone in western Nepal. It is a Hindu temple of the Goddess Durga, the protector of gods.

Kathmandu – Pokhara, 900m altitude, 6 to 7 hours drive depending on traffic – 210 km, 1 hour boating at Phewa Lake
Kathmandu – Pokhara, 900m altitude, 6 to 7 hours drive depending on traffic – 210 km, 1 hour boating at Phewa Lake
4Day 4 - Drive from Pokhara to Galeshwor (1170 m) (drive duration: 3-4 hours) and trek to Bans Kharka (1,525 m) , Trek: 3 hours

After breakfast at hotel we start to drive from Pokhara to galeshwor along bank of modi and kaligandaki river. Take a lunch at galeshwor and start our trekking through crossing the suspension bridge of kaligandaki river. we start ascend the uphill for 3 hours with beautiful villages and orange farms. There is no any tea shop for tea break and to buy water on the way. We can view Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Nilgiri. Overnight at community of Banskharka and they provide food at community hall.

Drive from Pokhara to Galeshwor (1170 m) (drive duration: 3-4 hours)  and trek to Bans Kharka (1,525 m) , Trek: 3 hours
Drive from Pokhara to Galeshwor (1170 m) (drive duration: 3-4 hours)  and trek to Bans Kharka (1,525 m) , Trek: 3 hours
5Day 5 - Trek from Banskharka (1525 m) –Nangi (2230 m) - Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

After having breakfast, you will begin your trek further to Nangi, which requires 5-6 hours walk through a forested path. The trail features the stunning view of the mountains and landscapes along with beautiful villages. . We will have lunch at Dandakateri village(2009m) . Following the winding trail through the forest, you will arrive in the Magar village of Nangi. In Nangi, you will visit the organic farm school and the famous Nepali (Lokta) paper making spot. You will stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Trek from Banskharka (1525 m)  –Nangi (2230 m) - Trek Duration:  5-6 hours
Trek from Banskharka (1525 m)  –Nangi (2230 m) - Trek Duration:  5-6 hours
6Day 6 - Trek from Nangi to Mohara Danda (3300m) - Trek Duration: 7 hours

After having breakfast, you will begin your trek to Mohare Danda. The trail will lead you through the beautiful forest of oak, bamboo, and rhododendron to the top of Mohare Danda from where a magnificent view of Machhapuchhre (6993m), South Annapurna (7219m), Nilgiri (7061m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), and other mountains. Mohare Danda is also famous for the amazing view of sunset and sunrise.

Trek from Nangi to Mohara Danda (3300m) - Trek Duration: 7 hours
Trek from Nangi to Mohara Danda (3300m) - Trek Duration: 7 hours
7Day 7 - Trek from Mohare Danda (3300 m) to Swantha (2400 m) - Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

A fantastic ridge walk, with marvellous views in every direction, We have a steep ascent to get us going and then a more gradual uphill walk takes us to our camp at Ghorepani. We will pass through some delightful villages and the beautiful, dense rhododendron forest so characteristic of Nepal at these altitudes! If the weather is clear we will see the stunning views from Ghorepani , making the climb well worth it . At Ghorepani , we are on the main Annapurna Circuit route and there likely to be many travelers passing through the ridges – top settlements in both directions . Ghorepani literally means "Horse water" and is a popular stopping place for the mules trains which ply the route from Pokhara to Jomsom and beyond. The impressive peak, which can be seen across the broad valley of the Kali Gandaki to the northwest, is Dhaulagiri. We stop by lunch at Ghorepani before we trek another 2 hours to Swanta downhill.

Trek from Mohare Danda (3300 m) to Swantha  (2400 m) - Trek Duration:  5-6 hours
Trek from Mohare Danda (3300 m) to Swantha  (2400 m) - Trek Duration:  5-6 hours
8Day 8 - Trek from Swanta to upper Chistibung (2975 m) - Trek Duration: 4 hours

After breakfast, we descend through the clear ground and fine-looking forest to reach the pastures of Chistibung. After this, we ascend steadily through a forest before reaching Upper Chistibung which is a temporary herder’s settlement. If you are able to identify it, you might be fortunate to catch sight of the colorful Lophophorus (Danphe), the national bird of Nepal, as well as Himalayan Thar on the grassy ridge high above the trail.

Trek from Swanta to upper Chistibung (2975 m) - Trek Duration: 4 hours
Trek from Swanta to upper Chistibung (2975 m) - Trek Duration: 4 hours
9Day 9 - Trek from upper Chistibung to Khopra Danda (3660 m) Trek Duration : 4 Hours

To reach the ridge at Kopra, you will embark on a steady climb that carries you above the tree line. This area is noted for wildlife, so you should keep your eyes open for Himalayan tahr and Danfe pheasant. The best way to tackle the climb is to ascend steadily, take your time and rest as often as you wish.You will reach the lodge on Kopra Ridge in time for lunch and will be greeted by more awe-inspiring views. This extraordinary panorama includes Annapurna South, towering directly above you at only six kilometres away, with Fang and Nilgiri prominent to the north. Across the depths of the Kali Gandakhi Valley, the Dhaulagiri Himal dominates the entire western skyline. The Kopra Community Lodge is the highlight of our work in the region.

Trek from upper Chistibung to Khopra Danda (3660 m) Trek Duration : 4 Hours
Trek from upper Chistibung to Khopra Danda (3660 m) Trek Duration : 4 Hours
10Day 10 - Rest day – Trip to Khayar Lake (4665 m): Duration 7-8 hours to Khopra Danda

The rest day in Khopra Danda when one can opt to visit to Khayar lake. It’s a strenuous walk to get to the high altitude lake but getting to the top is another victory. The holy lake for Hindus where the people from all over comes to offer prayers to Lord Shiva is formed by the glaciers of Annapurna South, Annapurna I and Annapurna Fang. After the wonderful time around the lake, descend down to Khopra Danda

Rest day – Trip to Khayar Lake (4665 m): Duration 7-8  hours to Khopra Danda
Rest day – Trip to Khayar Lake (4665 m): Duration 7-8  hours to Khopra Danda
11Day 11 - Trek Khopra Danda – Bayeli to Dobato trek (3420 m)- Trek Duration :

From Khopra ridge, we take one of the two routes, either upper or lower route to get to Dobato. In Spring and Autumn, we take the upper route via narrow trail and enjoy the trek while admiring the majestic peaks and the landscapes of Kali Gandaki valley. In case of the winter and monsoon months, we take the lower route to avoid the adverse weather conditions which will take a bit longer comparing to the upper trail. The Trekking route is rough and narrow and taking us deep in a rhododendron forest. Further down we crossing the river on a wooden bridge and climbing up to Bayeli. The trail goes up and down and finally, we arrive in Dobato. We have magnificent Mountain View. It is worth to make a 45 min hike to see the sunset from the Muldai viewpoint from where we can see more than 26 mountains such as Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal range etc. When it is clear we even can see until to the Pokhara valley and the beautiful Phewa lake

Trek Khopra Danda – Bayeli to  Dobato trek (3420 m)- Trek Duration :
Trek Khopra Danda – Bayeli to  Dobato trek (3420 m)- Trek Duration :
12Day 12 - Trek from Dobato - Ghandruk (1940 m)- Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

For the one who missed the sunset view at Muldai hill viewpoint has the chance to enjoy the sunrise. We walk down to Tadapani from where we can see Annapurna South, Himchuli, Fishtail, Gangapurna, Mardi Himal etc. After a while, we arrive in Ghandruk a scenic Gurung Village. We have a great view of mountains like Annapurna South, Fishtail, Himchuli, and Gangapurna etc. Ghandruk is a beautiful village at the foot of the Annapurnas, where the people belonging to Gurung ethnicities have been living. Explore their lifestyle and customs by choosing one of the homestays or the community lodge as your accommodation

Trek from Dobato - Ghandruk (1940 m)- Trek Duration: 6-7  hours
Trek from Dobato - Ghandruk (1940 m)- Trek Duration: 6-7  hours
13Day 13 - Ghandruk- Nayapool trek and drive to Pokhara ( Drive Duration: 1 and 1/2 hour)- Trek Duration: 4-5 hours

Today is the last day of your trek. After breakfast, we ascend to Nayapul, about a 5 hour walk, following a trail paved by stones; we walk through some more beautiful villages. After crossing Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti. And then half an hour from Birethanti, we enter Nayapul. FromNayapul drive to Pokhara for 1 & 1/2 hour . Rest of the day free on your own.

Ghandruk- Nayapool trek and drive to Pokhara ( Drive Duration: 1 and 1/2 hour)- Trek Duration: 4-5  hours
Ghandruk- Nayapool trek and drive to Pokhara ( Drive Duration: 1 and 1/2 hour)- Trek Duration: 4-5  hours
14Day 14 - Pokhara- Kathmandu, approx. 210 km & 6-7 hrs drive

After Breakfast drive back to Kathmandu for around 6-7 hours (depending on traffic) . Check in hotel. You will offer for the rest and refreshment in the hotel. Evening take you own time for last minute shopping and scrolling around the touristic places

Pokhara- Kathmandu, approx. 210 km & 6-7 hrs drive
Pokhara- Kathmandu, approx. 210 km & 6-7 hrs drive
15Day 15 - Departure

Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Aarya Village Travel will transfer you to the airport for final departure to your home country.