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The Mohare Danda, Poonhill and Khayer Lake trek is a breathtaking 15-day journey that encompasses three stunning hill stations located in the Annapurna region. This trek offers an opportunity to witness the southern face of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains which provide a spectacular view of the Himalayas and mountain valleys. The region boasts of several major Himalayas such as the Annapurna ranges, Machhapuchre, Dhampus, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Hiuchuli, Lamjung Himal, and many other neighboring mountain peaks.
In addition to the scenic mountainous landscape, this trek also provides a glimpse into the rich culture of the Gurung and Tamang communities who reside in some ethnic villages along the trekking route. The Khayer Lake is a significant attraction of this trek, which lies at an altitude of 4700 m and is considered a sacred lake by Hindus. It is visited by Hindus, especially during the Janai Purnima festival in July and August. From this beautiful icy lake, one can witness the awe-inspiring Dhaulagiri, Dhampus, Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal, and Machhapuchre.
Another highlight of this trek is the newly developed Khopra Danda trekking destination. At an altitude of 336 m above sea level, Khopra Ridge boasts a community lodge that facilitates travelers with their stay. This pristine vantage point is an excellent place to trek as it not only allows visitors to explore the stunning Himalayan beauty but also contributes to the local community's lifestyle.
The Mohare Hill is located in the Myagdi district of Nepal and is another beautiful hill station that offers incredible mountain views. Despite being an underrated trekking destination, it provides a fascinating alternative viewpoint to Poonhill, located to the west. At an altitude of 3300 m above sea level, Mohare Hill offers clearer and more spectacular views of the Himalayas. Here, visitors can experience the best sunrise and sunset views along with the majestic Annapurna Himalayan Range.
Poonhill, located in Ghorepani, is a popular hill station that lies in the footsteps of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas, surrounded by dozens of mountain peaks. It is the second most popular place for sunrise views after Kalapathar in the Everest region, providing visitors with awe-inspiring mountain beauty. With more than 15 Himalayan views from the top, it is undoubtedly an excellent trekking destination for anyone seeking to experience the natural beauty of the region.
Overall, the Mohare Danda, Poonhill, and Khayer Lake trek offer an unforgettable experience of the natural beauty of the Annapurna region, along with a glimpse into the region's rich culture and lifestyle. It is an ideal destination for anyone seeking to explore the Himalayas and enjoy a unique cultural experience.
When heading for a hike, one needs to be mindful of the season they decide to go. And what exactly time of year is ideal for Mohare Danda, Poonhill and Khayer Lake Trek? Hiking Bees advise you to reserve this excursion for the spring and autumn seasons.
Through splitting these seasons further, spring lasts from March to May. These are pleasant hiking months because of the milder weather. During this season, the flowers are in full bloom, and the pathway is lined with petals and leaves. Autumn, which lasts from September to November, is the second-optimal season. These months are characterized by vibrant clouds and a refreshing atmosphere. Normally, we advise avoiding hikes to Mohare Danda, Poonhill and Khayer Lake Peak in the summer. Although, Hiking Bees would be pleased to plan a suitable trip to this destination if your timetable for visiting Nepal is scheduled during the summer.
To undertake the Mohare Danda, Poonhill and Khayer Lake Trek, you should have a good level of physical fitness and stamina. You should start preparing for the trek at least 2-3 months before the trek. Some of the suggested preparations include:
Physical Preparation: Mohare Danda, Poonhill and Khayer Lake Trek is a physically demanding trek that requires a good level of fitness and stamina. You should start preparing for the trek at least 2-3 months in advance. Some of the physical preparation you can do include:
Regular exercise: Start doing cardio exercises such as running, cycling, or swimming to improve your endurance and stamina.
Strength training: Incorporate strength training exercises such as squats, lunges, and leg presses to build leg muscles and increase your overall strength.
Altitude training: You can train your body for high altitude by doing stair climbing, hiking, or trekking on nearby hills or mountains.
Mental preparation: Mental preparation is equally important for as physical preparation. You should be mentally prepared for the challenges of the trek and be positive and determined throughout the journey.
Research: Research about the trek, its challenges, and the culture and customs of the region. This will help you to have realistic expectations and avoid culture shock.
Meditation: Meditation helps to calm your mind and improve your mental strength. You can start with short meditation sessions and gradually increase the duration and frequency.
Positive Attitude: Having a positive attitude helps you to overcome challenges and enjoy the journey. You should focus on the beautiful scenery and the experience rather than the difficulties.
The Mohare Danda, Poonhill, and Khayer Lake Trek is the most popular and demanding hiking destination based on the unexplored trekking trails as well as feedback from hikers. Experienced trekkers won't struggle on this walk, but newcomers may encounter some challenges. As this is a high-altitude trek with unpaved roads, normal people can have difficulties in breaking and walking.
However, there is always a workaround. Beginners may get ready for this hike by adding these practices to their daily routine: Walking at dusk and at dawn, Remaining hydrated, Meditation and Yoga, Remaining hydrated, Nutritional diets, Jogging, Going to Gym, and so on.
You should plan your trip with warm clothes and comfortable boots for a pleasant hike along with raincoats or umbrellas as the weather of the Himalayan region is mostly drizzly. When in the journey, we are here to ease your hike with the availability of guides, who will give you directions and porters, who will carry your luggage and oxygen cylinders.
So if you are an enthusiast and an adventure-loving person, now is the chance to explore the Mohare Danda, Poonhill, and Khayer Lake Trek– 15 days with Hiking Bees.
Hiking Bees is a professional Nepalese trekking company with a team of professional guides, who efficiently run a variety of treks and vacations. Locals from the region where you will be hiking serve as our guides and carriers. They are knowledgeable in hike routes and schedules and have received extensive training. Mohare Danda, Poonhill and Khayer Lake Trek is unquestionably a fantastic, ideal location for trekkers. We also suggest other alternatives if you're searching for other variations of Mohare Danda, Poonhill, and Khayer Lake Trek.
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Day 1 : Landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (1,400 meters)
At the Kathmandu airport's arrival zone, staff from our service will be waiting for you with your nameplate. Once you arrive, the staff will greet you and take you to your accommodation in Kathmandu. A description of our arrangements will be provided to you by the hotel when you check-in.
Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
After breakfast, you will start the day by exploring the culturally and historically significant sites of Kathmandu. You will visit the Pashupatinath Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most sacred Hindu temples in the world. Next, you will visit Boudhanath Stupa, another UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest stupas in the world. Finally, you will visit Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, which offers stunning views of the Kathmandu Valley. After the sightseeing, you will attend a pre-trek meeting where you will meet your trek guide and discuss the details of the trek.
Day 3 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft) and trek to Shyauli Bazar (1,160m/3,800ft)
After breakfast, you will embark on a scenic drive to Pokhara, which takes around 6-7 hours or covers a distance of about 200 km / 124 miles. You will pass through the beautiful countryside and picturesque villages, and enjoy stunning views of the Himalayas along the way. Upon reaching Pokhara, you will drive to Nayapul, the starting point of the trek. From Nayapul, you will trek to Shyauli Bazar, a small Gurung village.
Day 4 : Trek from Shyauli Bazar to Ghandruk (1,950m/6,400ft)
Today's trek takes you through beautiful rhododendron forests and terraced fields. You will walk uphill through the forest and reach a village called Kimche, where you can take a break and have some snacks. From there, you will walk through a steep uphill climb to the small village of Chane. After another hour of trekking, you will reach the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk, which offers stunning views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre. Here, you can explore the traditional Gurung culture and their lifestyle. You can visit the local museum and learn about the history and culture of the area.
Day 5 : Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani (2,450m/8,038ft)
Leaving Ghandruk, you will continue on a relatively easy trek through rhododendron forests to reach Tadapani. The trail is mostly uphill and takes you through beautiful forests, which are home to various species of birds and animals. The trail offers some breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, including Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre. Tadapani is situated on a ridge and offers spectacular views of the Himalayan range. In the evening, you can relax and enjoy the beautiful sunset from your hotel.
Day 6 : Trek from Tadapani to Dobato (3,420m/11,218ft)
Today's trek takes you through dense forests of oak and rhododendron. You will climb up to the ridge at Deurali and continue on to Dobato. The trail is steep and challenging, and you will need to take some breaks to catch your breath. However, the trek offers some of the most stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Dobato is a small settlement that offers stunning views of Dhaulagiri and Tukuche.
Day 7 : Trek from Dobato to Khopra Danda (3,450m/11,319ft)
The trail today is relatively easy and takes you through rhododendron forests and open grasslands. You will pass through the small settlement of Bayeli Kharka before reaching Khopra Danda. Khopra Danda is a stunning viewpoint that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. You can see Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, and other peaks from here. The viewpoint is also a great place to catch the sunrise and sunset. Here, you can relax and enjoy the stunning scenery before heading back to your hotel for the night.
Day 8 : Rest Day at Khopra Danda and Khayer Lake Exploration (4,500m/14,760ft)
Today's trek is quite challenging as you will climb up to the beautiful Khayer Lake, one of the highest altitude lakes in Nepal. The trail to Khayer Lake is steep and rugged, passing through dense forests, small streams, and rocky terrain. As you reach the top, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Himalayas and the surrounding landscape. Spend some time at the lake, taking in the views and enjoying the serene atmosphere. Then, return back to Khopra Danda, where you will spend the night.
Day 9 : Trek from Khopra Danda to Swanta Village (3000m/9840ft)
From Khopra Danda, you will descend through the beautiful forest and reach the village of Swanta. Along the way, you will pass through small streams, lush forests, and quaint villages. Swanta is a small, traditional village with narrow alleys, stone houses, and terraced fields. You can explore the village and interact with the locals, learning about their culture and way of life. Overnight stay will be in a hotel.
Day 10 : Trek from Swanta to Ghorepani (2860m/9380ft)
Today, you will trek to Ghorepani through the beautiful forest of rhododendron and oak. The trail is relatively easy with some gentle ascents and descents. Along the way, you will pass through small villages and enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Ghorepani is a bustling village with many teahouses and lodges.
Day 11 : Trek from Ghorepani to Poonhill and then to Mohore Danda (3300m/10824ft)
Today, you will start early in the morning to reach Poon Hill, one of the most popular viewpoints in the region. The hike is uphill but relatively easy and takes around an hour to reach the top. From Poon Hill, you will get spectacular views of the sunrise over the Himalayas, including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and other peaks. After spending some time at Poon Hill, you will trek back to Ghorepani and then continue towards Mohare Danda. The trail passes through beautiful forests and small villages, and you will enjoy stunning views of the mountains. Overnight stay will be in a hotel.
Day 12 : Trek from Mohore Danda to Ulleri (1960m/6428ft)
From Mohare Danda, you will descend through the beautiful forest and reach the village of Ulleri. The trail is steep and consists of many stone steps, so it can be quite challenging. Along the way, you will pass through small villages and enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Ulleri is a small village with traditional stone houses and terraced fields. You can explore the village and interact with the locals. Overnight stay will be in a hotel.
Day 13 : Trek from Ulleri to Nayapul to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft)
After breakfast, we will take a scenic drive back to Kathmandu through the beautiful countryside of Nepal. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery and landscapes during the drive. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. You can take some rest or do some last-minute shopping or explore the vibrant streets of Kathmandu.
Day 14 : Drive back to Kathmandu (1,300m/ 4,264ft)
On Day 14, you will leave early from Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu. The drive will take around 6-7 hours. Along the way, you can enjoy the scenic beauty of the Nepalese countryside. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you can spend the rest of the day at your leisure, exploring the city, shopping for souvenirs, or simply relaxing in your hotel. This is your last night in Nepal, so make the most of it.
Day 15 : Departure from Kathmandu
This is the day of farewell where you accomplish the journey and leave for your home. Three hours prior to your boarding time, our staff will receive you from your hotel and drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We really enjoyed hosting you. Many thanks for having us and safe travels returning home.
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