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Community Trail to Mohare Danda and Khopra Danda trek (12 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

Highlights: Mohare Danda, Khopra Danda, and Ghandruk

Difficulty: moderate
Community Trail to Mohare Danda and Khopra Danda
Starting at $443 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$31.03 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $40 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Sherpana prices are based on group size. We refund you the difference if more people join your trek.
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Included Services
  • Permits ACAP and TIMS Card
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
Optional Services (Porter)
  • Porter Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb). One porter is usually enough for 2 people's gear. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $20 per day per porter

    + $30 per porter for porter's insurance

This trip has optional side trips. Would you like to see the options?

This trail was developed to support local communities in the Annapurna-Dhaulagiri region. The trail passes through less visited area of the region around the more well-known and touristy trek to Poon Hill. The lodgings along this trail are small community lodges and home stays, so don't expect plush mattresses with an attached bathroom, but what the stays lack in amenities they make up for in cultural experience and exchange. The trail passes through two spectacular Himalayan viewpoints Mohare Danda and Khopra Dana. Both of these hills have a lodge at the summit so you can wake up step outside and enjoy the magnificent sunrise view with a cup of hot tea in hand, and without the predawn headlamp illuminated trek required for many other viewpoints like Poon Hill. To reduce this trek to 11 days select the 'Tatopani Finish' side trip.

Weather Conditions in October

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October begins the most popular time to trek, with moderate temperatures, clear skies in the wake of the monsoon, and a low chance of rain and snow. In recent years, the monsoon rains have receded later with weather patterns typically stabilizing in mid-October. While the chance of snow is decreased, there is the possibility of a heavy snowfall at higher elevations. If ill-timed and prolonged, this can make it difficult to cross some passes.

At a glance
On average there are 4 days with precipitation in October. The highest point on the trek is Khopra Danda at 3640 m. During October, expect high temperatures of around 13.6°C (56°F) and lows down to -0.4°C (31°F) at Khopra Danda.

Community Trail to Mohare Danda and Khopra Danda Trek
(Elevation Profile)

Available Side Trips

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Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Thu Oct 25 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.4°C (87°F) and lows of about 16.4°C (62°F) in October.

Pokhara
Public bus from Pokhara to Galeshwor (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $3.00
Travel time: about 3 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Galeshwor (900 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.0°C (86°F) and lows of about 16.0°C (61°F) in October.

Baskharka (1880 m)

About 3 hours from Galeshwor
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.1°C (75°F) and lows of about 10.1°C (50°F) in October.

Fri Oct 26 (day 2)

Nangi (2330 m)

About 6 hours from Baskharka
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.4°C (71°F) and lows of about 7.4°C (45°F) in October.

Sat Oct 27 (day 3)

Mohare Danda (3320 m)

About 6 hours from Nangi, the lodge at Mohare Danda is on top of the hill with a spectacular view of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Range.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.5°C (60°F) and lows of about 1.5°C (35°F) in October.

Sun Oct 28 (day 4)

Tikot (2200 m)

About 6 hours from Mohare Danda
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.2°C (72°F) and lows of about 8.2°C (47°F) in October.

Mon Oct 29 (day 5)

Khibang (2050 m)

About 3 hours from Tikot
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.1°C (74°F) and lows of about 9.1°C (48°F) in October.

Tue Oct 30 (day 6)

Swanta (2350 m)

About 6 hours from Khibang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.3°C (70°F) and lows of about 7.3°C (45°F) in October.

Wed Oct 31 (day 7)

Chistibung (3000 m)

About 4 hours from Swanta
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.4°C (63°F) and lows of about 3.4°C (38°F) in October.

Thu Nov 1 (day 8)

Khopra Danda (3640 m)

About 3-4 hours from Chistibung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.6°C (51°F) and lows of about -5.4°C (22°F) in November.

Khopra Danda

Highlights: Khopra Danda
Difficulty: challenging
The long day hike to this remote sacred lake at the foot of Annapurna Fang is a strenuous but rewarding side trip climbing 1000 m from Khopra Danda to this small lake at 4660 m  (15,289 ft). You will need to pack a lunch and bring water or water purification equipment with you since there is no lodging along the route or at the lake. This hike brings you right next to the soaring rock and ice of the Annapurna Massif.

Highlights: Khopra Danda
Difficulty: easy
Follow the trail down to the west from Khopra Danda to finish your trek at the hot springs at Tatopani. This route requires one less day than trekking via Ghandruk to get back to Pokhara but increases the time on the road.

Fri Nov 2 (day 9)

Bayeli Kharka (3440 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.8°C (53°F) and lows of about -4.2°C (24°F) in November.

Sat Nov 3 (day 10)

Dobato (3350 m)

Add an extra night at Dobato for a day hike to Hidden Lake (About 6 hours)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.3°C (54°F) and lows of about -3.7°C (25°F) in November.

Sun Nov 4 (day 11)

Tadapani (2590 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.9°C (62°F) and lows of about 0.9°C (34°F) in November.

Ghandruk (2000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in November.

Ghandruk
Mon Nov 5 (day 12)

Syauli Bazaar (1170 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 9.4°C (49°F) in November.

Birethanti (1025 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.3°C (79°F) and lows of about 10.3°C (51°F) in November.

Naya Pul (1000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.4°C (80°F) and lows of about 10.4°C (51°F) in November.

Public bus from Naya Pul to Pokhara (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $2.00
Travel time: about 2 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 11.4°C (53°F) in November.

Pokhara
you can add extra rest days after the itinerary is created