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Community Homestay Trek

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Price starting from

$1,434 USD 875

per person

Duration

10 days

Max. Elevation

3320m

Group size

2+ Above

Level
MODERATE
Transportation
private vehicle/Standard touristic bus and flight
Best Season
February-may, august-December
Accomodation
Three-star hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara; and homestay, Teahouse lodges during the trip
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara; and three meals each day ( breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cup of tea/coffee) during the trek
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Pokhara-Galeshwor-Banskharka-Nangi-Mohare Danda-Khibang-Khibang-Tikot-Tiplyang-Pokhara-Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Exploring Kathmandu city and its heritage sites.
  • Panoramic and closed views of Annapurna massif, explore in the valley.
  • Unobstructed sunrise and sunset view from Poon Hill View Point, picturesque villages. 
  • Experiencing the lifestyle and culture of Magar and Gurung people who are very famous for Gorkha arm.
  • Walking in the narrow and stone-paved trail, waterfalls, walking through dense Rhododendron forest.
  • Scenic mountain flight to and from Pokhara, explore lake city of Pokhara.

Overview

Community Homestay Trek is an Enjoy trekking through the quaint and peaceful Himalayan trail located on the lap of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks. The remote trails on the Mohare Danda Trek for families offer old-fashioned settlements, rich cultural attributes, and a peaceful setting for families with children. A relatively new trek compared to most other treks around Annapurna, Mohare Danda Trek for families is undertaken by a handful of tourists. Hence, making it a perfect destination for those looking for solitude. The 10-day Mohare Danda Trek with Children begins upon your arrival in Kathmandu.

The trip moves from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then to Galeshwor village. You’ll gradually trek through the forested trail past the Magar villages of Banskharka, Nangi, and Mohare Danda (3320m). You can catch the amazing sights of the nearby mountains including Annapurna South (7219m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (7061m), and Hiunchuli (6441m) from the location. The lodging throughout the trail will be accommodated inside the community village with the facility of the homestay. Afterward, you’ll retrace your and descend through Khibang, Tilkot, and Tiplyang villages en route to Pokhara.

A morning hike to the World peace Pagoda offers mesmerizing views of the Himalayas in the Annapurna ranges along with Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m). From Pokhara, you fly over the snow-clad Himalayas to arrive at Kathmandu. The trip concedes upon your return to Kathmandu. Mohare Danda Trek suits all kinds of trekkers including adults traveling with children. The beautiful and peaceful setting and easy trail offer a great time for the family to travel together.

The perfect time to visit Mohare Danda remains during the months of March to May and September to November. You can choose to undertake the trek during winter as well if you can beat the chill. On the Mohare Danda Trek for families, we, at hiker Himalaya Treks and Expedition, make sure that you can cherish the serenity of Nepal to the fullest. We also arrange guides and porters of the highest caliber. Along with excellent provisions of transportation and accommodations, we also are ever-ready to help you on your trips.

Food and accommodation on the Mohare Danda Trek:

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, we will escort our visitors to 5-star, 3-star, and local star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per their desire and preference. The trek starts from Glashore and there are no star hotels available. But there are many tea houses and local homestays where visitors can stay in the atmosphere of local homestay houses and enjoy local food. Visitors are greeted with a warm welcome and the friendly hospitality provided by the local tribes which will make this trek memorable and enjoyable.

Health and physical requirements for the Mohare Danda trek:

Mohare Danda Trekking is moderately easy and visitors can easily reach their destination on time. Since you have to walk at least 6 to 7 hours a day, the level of physical fitness and endurance required is average.

Transportations for Mohare Dada Trek:

Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, the company representative greets you and takes you to the hotel. Pedestrians can drive or fly to Pokhara in 25 minutes and reach Galeshwor in about 4 hours. If the time of the passengers is short, they can reach Pokhara by flight; Otherwise, driving is preferred.

What is the best time to hike Mohare Danda?

You can do this trek at any time of the year. However, we recommend March to May or September to November. At any given time, it is either too hot or too cold. Therefore, autumn and spring are the best seasons for hiking. However, the weather in Moharedanda may change unexpectedly. We will take care of all your food and shelter and ensure that you complete this hike comfortably. Additionally, we provide an experienced guide who will accompany you on the Mohra Danda trek.

Equipment & Packing List for Community Homestay Trek:

This list outlines the required things to bring during the community Homestay Trek. The weight limit for your luggage is 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by our porter. However, you are required to carry a small day- pack with your valuables or anything important. We advise you to pack only what is necessary.

Important Items: Airline tickets; Valid passport; 2 extra passport size photos; Photocopy of your passport; Insurance paper; Dollars, Pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing a Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying at restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks and to purchase your own drinks and gifts; Credit Card (Visa/ Mater Card) for withdrawing cash from cash machines if needs.

For Head: Sun Hat; Bandana or head scarf; Headlamp with extra batteries; Sun Glasses with UV protection.ftr5cwszxtrfw

For Upper Body: Shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves); Lightweight thermal tops; Fleece Jacket or Wool Sweater; Wind Cheater jacket; Down Jacket

For Lower Body: 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms; 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers; 1 pair of waterproof shell pants and 1 pair of hiking trousers.

For Hands: 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves and 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.

For Feet: 2 pairs of thin inner socks; 2 pairs of poly or wool socks; 1 pair of Hiking boots (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support); 1 pair of running shoes and/or sandals.

Other Useful Items: 1 sleeping bag (good to -20 degrees C or 28 degrees F); Rucksack and Travel Bags; 1 large duffel bag *; A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables; Small padlocks for duffel- bags; 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional).

Medical: Your daily taking medicine if any; small personal first aid kit; Aspirin, plasters (band-aids); Sunscreen; lip balms; Anti-diarrhea pills; Anti-headache pills; A cough and/or cold medicine; Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide; Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin.

Digital camera; 2 water bottles (1 liter each); disposable rubbish sacks; Toiletries: 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel; Toothbrush/paste; Multi-purpose soap; Deodorants; Nail clippers; Face and body moisturizer; Tissue /toilet roll; hiking poles, snack food (chocolate/ biscuits); umbrella; reading book or pack of cards (for leisure time during trekking).

Note: If any items are not available in your hometown you can buy them in Trekking Store in Kathmandu before you on trekking

Important Note

  • If you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip, itinerary,  or your suitability for other trips, please contact us.
  • The cost will be valued by Your standard of hotels, service, group size, and other extra activities. Please kindly let us know. 

Trip Itinerary

Day

1
Upon your arrival, our representative will warmly receive you at the airport and escort you to our hotel located at the heart of Kathmandu City. You will meet your trek guide at the hotel and discuss the trip in detail. In the evening, you can choose to take a stroll around the city to purchase trek gear, equipment, or any accessories. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day

2
Today our experienced guide takes you around Kathmandu valley for a sightseeing tour in a private van. The tour includes a visit to some of the UNESCO enlisted world’s heritage sites in Kathmandu. Starting with Swayambhunath Temple, you go on to visit Pashupatinath Temple, from where you proceed towards Boudhanath Stupa. You can try local delicacies by taking the recommendation from the local guide. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day

3
After early breakfast at the hotel, you’ll drive to the airport and embark on a scenic flight to the touristic city of Pokhara. Lying almost 200km west of Kathmandu, it may take almost 25-30min to reach Pokhara. Once at Pokhara, you’ll drive northwest to the village of Galeshwor. The three and half hour drive to Galeshwor goes along the bank of Kali Gandaki River. After a brief lunch, you’ll start the trek and hike for three hours en route to Banskharka. Overnight at home-stay in Banskharka.

Day

4
The trek gradually ascends through the lushly forested trail leading from Banskharka. The day starts with a hearty meal at your homestay and head north to Nangi. The 5-6 hours long trek leads from Banskharka and passes along small, beautiful villages offering stunning views of the nearby mountains and impressive landscapes. You can also visit the organic farm school located in a Magar village. Overnight in an eco-community lodge in Nangi.

Day

5
The trek materializes at the dainty peak of Mohare Hill. Leaving Nangi, the trail goes through the beautiful forests of Oak and Rhododendrons along with the magnificent views of Machhapuchhre (6997m), Annapurna South (7219m), Tukuche (6920m), and Nilgiri (7061m). More is a small hill station that offers a panoramic view of the surrounding. In the late noon, you can observe the glorious sunset view from Mohare before resting at an eco-community lodge in Mohare Hill.

Day

6
After enjoying a beautiful sunrise view at Mohare Danda, you’ll head down to the nearby village of Khibang. Khibang is a small Eco-Community known for its community forests and homestay. A 5-6 hr of the trek will take you through the Oak and Rhododendron forests to Khibang. You can choose to visit the community forest and organic farm along the way. Overnight at homestay in Khibang.

Day

7
Leaving Khibang behind, you’ll retrace your path and head downhill. Today, you’ll make your way to Tikot village, a small Magar settlement. A short trek will be filled with a lovely time among nature. You’ll enjoy your lunch and dinner at one of the community lodges along with an overnight stay. Located at 2210m, Tikot remains one of the most beautiful Magar villages in Nepal. Overnight at home-stay in Tikot.

Day

8
Leaving Tilkot, you’ll head further down to Tiplyang village. Tiplyang will be the last village en route to Pokhara. A small village nestled to the southwest of the Annapurna massif and the bank of the Kali Gandaki River, the village is less frequently visited by tourists. Once at Tiplyang, you’ll catch a jeep back to Pokhara. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara.

Day

9
After breakfast, you can head out to explore Pokhara. You’ll make an early morning hike to the World Peace Stupa located atop a hill beside Phewa Lake. A fairly moderate hike will take you all the way to the top from where you can enjoy the aerial view of the entire Pokhara city. Upon return, you’ll head to Kathmandu. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day

10
Today, we’ll drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport so you can catch your scheduled flight back home. Our representative will take you to the airport and help you with any formalities, if necessary. You can share your trip experience or your next adventure with us.

Inclusions

  • Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van as per itinerary.
  • Three nights three-star accommodation hotels in Kathmandu and one night three-star accommodation hotel in Pokhara., twin sharing basis with breakfast.
  • Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu as per the above itinerary.
  • Domestic Flight Ticket From Kathmandu to Pokhara, airport tax.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by private vehicle. 
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with Tea & coffee, and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
  • Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Experienced, helpful, and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and TIMS.
  • Office Service charge & Government Tax.
  • International airfare and Nepal  Visa fees.
  • Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone calls, internet.
  • Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
  • personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, treks equipment, etc..)
  • Any other costs whatsoever, that are not mentioned in the cost included.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu flight ticket.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara private van.
  • Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver.

Complimentary

    • Welcome dinner in a famous Nepali restaurant with a Nepali culture dance program.
    • Sleeping bag during the treks, (to be returned after completion of the trip).
    • Seasonal fresh fruits during the trek.
    • Trekking route map.
    • Trekking Pools (to be returned after completion of the trip).
    • Adventure certificate of achievement.

Frequently Asked Questions

This wonderful trek takes you to North Mid-West Nepal from Pokhara and beyond further west. Where trek leads to remote isolated villages of Nangi and Mohare Danda, around less visited areas by other groups of trekkers. Full of exciting views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range. Return route via the scenic trail of Khibang-Tikot and Tiplyang, then back to Pokhara where all trekking around Annapurna starts and ends.

It is best to carry sleeping bags to make you more comfortable, the guest-house and lodge do provide blankets, but better to use your own warm sleeping bag. Some local companies will provide you with the trip cost, or one can hire or rent in Kathmandu or at Pokhara trekking stores.

All seasons of the year except for rainy times of monsoon, the best is from March to May and September till November months. But one can trek in winter times of December to February also, it will be much colder than other season’s chances of snow sometimes, around higher altitude. Spring and autumn will be the best when days are mostly clear with enough sunshine, cooler morning and night time.


On reaching Pokhara from Kathmandu by air or overland, trekking and staying overnights around hill villages for 6 to 7 days and then back to Pokhara, before departing for Kathmandu.

A different time of environment than other normal trekking as you will be staying overnights in a Home Stay, managed by the village community. Where you will experience more Nepalese rural farm life and cultures of different ethnic tribes of hill people. Having typical local meals and a great time interacting with villagers.


Most large and moderate villages do have hydropower to run electricity, some rural areas have solar power, where trekkers can charge their electronic gadgets paying an extra fee for charging each item.

A simple hut like a cottage built with local materials that blend well with the surroundings. All accommodation of basic facilities but clean and nice rooms may have attached bath/toilets or using common bathe running hot and cold showers. Meals are simple and hygienic cooked in a local style very organic fresh from the local village vegetable garden. Meats as options are either mutton, chicken, or Buffalo meats.

Low areas are dominated by Hindu religion with few Buddhist followers, higher up from 1,600 m onwards populated by Buddhism religion of fascinating colorful culture of ancient heritage and traditions. Where every village has monasteries enriched with age-old treasures of ancient idols and colorful paintings. 

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