Apr 19 - Apr 30, 2020  confirmed

Community Trail to Mohare Danda and Khopra Danda Khayer Lake Day Trip (12 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

Difficulty: challenging

Private trek | 2 confirmed trekkers

Community Trail to Mohare Danda and Khopra Danda Khayer Lake Day Trip
$230 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$11.92 /day per person for guide
+ $10 per person for guide's insurance
+ $13 per person for vat tax
+ $48 per person for permits
+ $15 for private trek surcharge

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

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)

Guide
Nirmala
Languages
English, Nepali
Ratings
great

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Currently 2 Trekkers
2 confirmed trekkers
confirmed

Benjamin (Australia)

With 1 guest: Melanie (Australia)
Hired 1 porter

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.

Side trip Khayer Lake Day Trip: 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.

Weather Conditions in April

April is the peak of the ‘Spring Season’, with more moderate temperatures and still relatively few days of precipitation. Clear mornings and cloudy afternoons are typical, with clouds clearing up just before or just after sunset. Trekkers should also be prepared for the occasional rain shower, especially towards the end of the month. At high altitudes occasional snow storms are possible.

At a glance
On average there are 6 days with precipitation in April. The highest point on the trek is Khayer Lake at 4660 m. During April, expect high temperatures of around 8.4°C (47°F) and lows down to -7.6°C (18°F) at Khayer Lake.

Community Trail to Mohare Danda and Khopra Danda Khayer Lake Day Trip
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(12 days / 11 nights )
created by Benjamin (Australia)

Sun Apr 19 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.4°C (89°F) and lows of about 15.4°C (60°F) in April.

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 15.0°C (59°F) in April.

Baskharka (1880 m)

About 3 hours from Galeshwor
Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.1°C (77°F) and lows of about 9.1°C (48°F) in April.

Mon Apr 20 (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 6.4°C (44°F) in April.

Tue Apr 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 16.5°C (62°F) and lows of about 0.5°C (33°F) in April.

Wed Apr 22 (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 7.2°C (45°F) in April.

Thu Apr 23 (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 8.1°C (47°F) in April.

Fri Apr 24 (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 6.3°C (43°F) in April.

Sat Apr 25 (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 2.4°C (36°F) in April.

Sun Apr 26 (day 8)

Khopra Danda (3640 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.6°C (58°F) and lows of about -1.4°C (29°F) in April.

Khopra Danda
Mon Apr 27 (day 9)

Khayer Lake (4660 m)

About 6-7 hours round trip from Khopra Danda (pack a lunch no food)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.4°C (47°F) and lows of about -7.6°C (18°F) in April.

Khopra Danda (3640 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.6°C (58°F) and lows of about -1.4°C (29°F) in April.

Khopra Danda
Tue Apr 28 (day 10)

Bayeli Kharka (3440 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.8°C (60°F) and lows of about -0.2°C (32°F) in April.

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 0.3°C (33°F) in April.

Wed Apr 29 (day 11)

Muldai (3637 m)

About 30 min from Dobato.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.6°C (58°F) and lows of about -1.4°C (29°F) in April.

Muldai
Ang Tsering Sherpa

Tadapani (2590 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.9°C (70°F) and lows of about 4.9°C (41°F) in April.

Ghandruk (2000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.4°C (76°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in April.

Ghandruk
Thu Apr 30 (day 12)

Syauli Bazaar (1170 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 13.4°C (56°F) in April.

Birethanti (1025 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.3°C (87°F) and lows of about 14.3°C (58°F) in April.

Naya Pul (1000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.4°C (87°F) and lows of about 14.4°C (58°F) in April.

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 15.4°C (60°F) in April.

Pokhara