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Community Trail to Mohare Danda and Khopra Danda trek (11 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

Highlights: Mohare Danda, Khopra Danda, Muldai, and Ghandruk

Difficulty: moderate
Community Trail to Mohare Danda and Khopra Danda
Starting at $456 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
+ $35.75 per person for vat tax
+ $48 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
  • VAT Tax 13% Nepal Government Tax
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
    + $2.21 per day per porter for vat tax (porter)

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 September

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Mid-September marks the start of the ‘Fall Season’ historically the monsoon would end in mid-September, however in recent years the monsoon has officially withdrawn in early October. While there is a good chance of precipitation, clear skies and lush, rice paddy terraced hills are your spectacular when it is not raining. The chance of rain decreases as the month progresses. The end of the monsoon means there is still a chance of the occasional heavy snowfall at high altitudes. Furthermore, high passes can have a lot of snow that has accumulated over the monsoon.

At a glance
On average there are 15 days with precipitation in September. The highest point on the trek is Khopra Danda at 3640 m. During September, expect high temperatures of around 14.6°C (58°F) and lows down to 4.6°C (40°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.

Fri Sep 20 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.4°C (89°F) and lows of about 21.4°C (71°F) in September.

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 31.0°C (88°F) and lows of about 21.0°C (70°F) in September.

Baskharka (1880 m)

About 3 hours from Galeshwor
Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.1°C (77°F) and lows of about 15.1°C (59°F) in September.

Sat Sep 21 (day 2)

Nangi (2330 m)

About 6 hours from Baskharka
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.4°C (72°F) and lows of about 12.4°C (54°F) in September.

Sun Sep 22 (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 16.5°C (62°F) and lows of about 6.5°C (44°F) in September.

Mon Sep 23 (day 4)

Tikot (2200 m)

About 6 hours from Mohare Danda
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.2°C (74°F) and lows of about 13.2°C (56°F) in September.

Tue Sep 24 (day 5)

Khibang (2050 m)

About 3 hours from Tikot
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.1°C (75°F) and lows of about 14.1°C (57°F) in September.

Wed Sep 25 (day 6)

Swanta (2350 m)

About 6 hours from Khibang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.3°C (72°F) and lows of about 12.3°C (54°F) in September.

Thu Sep 26 (day 7)

Chistibung (3000 m)

About 4 hours from Swanta
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.4°C (65°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in September.

Fri Sep 27 (day 8)

Khopra Danda (3640 m)

About 3-4 hours from Chistibung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.6°C (58°F) and lows of about 4.6°C (40°F) in September.

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.

Sat Sep 28 (day 9)

Bayeli Kharka (3440 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.8°C (60°F) and lows of about 5.8°C (42°F) in September.

Dobato (3350 m)

About 6-7 hours from Khopa Danda. Add an extra night at Dobato for a day hike to Hidden Lake (About 6 hours)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.3°C (61°F) and lows of about 6.3°C (43°F) in September.

Sun Sep 29 (day 10)

Muldai (3637 m)

About 30 min from Dobato.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.6°C (58°F) and lows of about 4.6°C (40°F) in September.

Muldai
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Tadapani (2590 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.9°C (70°F) and lows of about 10.9°C (52°F) in September.

Ghandruk (2000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.4°C (76°F) and lows of about 14.4°C (58°F) in September.

Ghandruk
Mon Sep 30 (day 11)

Syauli Bazaar (1170 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 19.4°C (67°F) in September.

Birethanti (1025 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.3°C (87°F) and lows of about 20.3°C (69°F) in September.

Naya Pul (1000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.4°C (87°F) and lows of about 20.4°C (69°F) in September.

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 31.4°C (89°F) and lows of about 21.4°C (71°F) in September.

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