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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 $451 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.

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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 January

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January is one of the coldest and driest months, which makes it good for Himalayan views while wearing lots of layers. While there is little rain, skies in the hills and valleys further from the high mountains can be hazy from dust and pollution. The days are short and the nights long, so you can finally catch up on War and Peace while hiking the Himalayas. Now that’s something to be proud of! Go with the e-book version, your back or your porter’s back will thank you for it. At high altitudes, temperatures can drop to well below freezing. Even during the day, temperatures may not rise much above freezing, if at all, and the snow that does fall doesn’t melt and can become hard and icy. This can make crossing high passes more difficult. During this season it may be wise to bring crampons or at a minimum a good trekking pole.

At a glance
On average there are 2 days with precipitation in January. The highest point on the trek is Khopra Danda at 3640 m. During January, expect high temperatures of around 5.6°C (42°F) and lows down to -11.4°C (11°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.

Sat Jan 19 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.4°C (72°F) and lows of about 5.4°C (42°F) in January.

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 22.0°C (72°F) and lows of about 5.0°C (41°F) in January.

Baskharka (1880 m)

About 3 hours from Galeshwor
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.1°C (61°F) and lows of about -0.9°C (30°F) in January.

Sun Jan 20 (day 2)

Nangi (2330 m)

About 6 hours from Baskharka
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.4°C (56°F) and lows of about -3.6°C (26°F) in January.

Mon Jan 21 (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 7.5°C (46°F) and lows of about -9.5°C (15°F) in January.

Tue Jan 22 (day 4)

Tikot (2200 m)

About 6 hours from Mohare Danda
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.2°C (58°F) and lows of about -2.8°C (27°F) in January.

Wed Jan 23 (day 5)

Khibang (2050 m)

About 3 hours from Tikot
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.1°C (59°F) and lows of about -1.9°C (29°F) in January.

Thu Jan 24 (day 6)

Swanta (2350 m)

About 6 hours from Khibang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.3°C (56°F) and lows of about -3.7°C (25°F) in January.

Fri Jan 25 (day 7)

Chistibung (3000 m)

About 4 hours from Swanta
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.4°C (49°F) and lows of about -7.6°C (18°F) in January.

Sat Jan 26 (day 8)

Khopra Danda (3640 m)

About 3-4 hours from Chistibung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.6°C (42°F) and lows of about -11.4°C (11°F) in January.

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.

Sun Jan 27 (day 9)

Bayeli Kharka (3440 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.8°C (44°F) and lows of about -10.2°C (14°F) in January.

Mon Jan 28 (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 7.3°C (45°F) and lows of about -9.7°C (15°F) in January.

Tue Jan 29 (day 11)

Tadapani (2590 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.9°C (53°F) and lows of about -5.1°C (23°F) in January.

Ghandruk (2000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.4°C (60°F) and lows of about -1.6°C (29°F) in January.

Ghandruk
Wed Jan 30 (day 12)

Syauli Bazaar (1170 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 3.4°C (38°F) in January.

Birethanti (1025 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.3°C (70°F) and lows of about 4.3°C (40°F) in January.

Naya Pul (1000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.4°C (71°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in January.

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 22.4°C (72°F) and lows of about 5.4°C (42°F) in January.

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