May 22 - Jun 1, 2019 | Change

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 $420 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
+ $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
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 May

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May is the end of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures are more moderate and the pre-monsoon moisture increases the chance of precipitation as the month progresses. It can be hot and humid in the valleys at low elevations, so make sure you carry enough water. Like the rest of the spring, clear mornings typically give way to cloudy afternoons. At high altitudes, the precipitation can turn to snow, although at trekking elevations the accumulation does not usually get too deep. May is also the season when many 8000 m peaks are climbed so base camps of these mountains will be busy with activity.

At a glance
On average there are 12 days with precipitation in May. The highest point on the trek is Khopra Danda at 3640 m. During May, expect high temperatures of around 15.6°C (60°F) and lows down to 2.6°C (37°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.

Wed May 22 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 32.4°C (90°F) and lows of about 19.4°C (67°F) in May.

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 32.0°C (90°F) and lows of about 19.0°C (66°F) in May.

Baskharka (1880 m)

About 3 hours from Galeshwor
Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.1°C (79°F) and lows of about 13.1°C (56°F) in May.

Thu May 23 (day 2)

Nangi (2330 m)

About 6 hours from Baskharka
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.4°C (74°F) and lows of about 10.4°C (51°F) in May.

Fri May 24 (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 17.5°C (64°F) and lows of about 4.5°C (40°F) in May.

Sat May 25 (day 4)

Tikot (2200 m)

About 6 hours from Mohare Danda
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.2°C (76°F) and lows of about 11.2°C (52°F) in May.

Sun May 26 (day 5)

Khibang (2050 m)

About 3 hours from Tikot
Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.1°C (77°F) and lows of about 12.1°C (54°F) in May.

Mon May 27 (day 6)

Swanta (2350 m)

About 6 hours from Khibang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.3°C (74°F) and lows of about 10.3°C (51°F) in May.

Tue May 28 (day 7)

Chistibung (3000 m)

About 4 hours from Swanta
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.4°C (67°F) and lows of about 6.4°C (44°F) in May.

Wed May 29 (day 8)

Khopra Danda (3640 m)

About 3-4 hours from Chistibung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.6°C (60°F) and lows of about 2.6°C (37°F) in May.

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.

Thu May 30 (day 9)

Bayeli Kharka (3440 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.8°C (62°F) and lows of about 3.8°C (39°F) in May.

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 17.3°C (63°F) and lows of about 4.3°C (40°F) in May.

Fri May 31 (day 10)

Muldai (3637 m)

About 30 min from Dobato.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.6°C (60°F) and lows of about 2.6°C (37°F) in May.

Muldai
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Tadapani (2590 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.9°C (71°F) and lows of about 8.9°C (48°F) in May.

Ghandruk (2000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 12.4°C (54°F) in May.

Ghandruk
Sat Jun 1 (day 11)

Syauli Bazaar (1170 m)

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

Birethanti (1025 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.3°C (88°F) and lows of about 21.3°C (70°F) in June.

Naya Pul (1000 m)

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

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 32.4°C (90°F) and lows of about 22.4°C (72°F) in June.

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