Hidden Lake Trek via Mohare Danda and Khopra Ridge

Nepal Pyramids Trekking & Climbing
Hidden Lake Trek via Mohare Danda and Khopra Ridge
At a Glance
  • Duration15 Days
  • Difficulty Level Challenging
  • Places to Visit Annapurna Hidden lake
  • Max Altitude 4,372m/ 14,343ft.
  • Group Size 2-15
  • Starts Ulleri
  • Ends Jhinu Danda
  • Activity Teahouse Lodge Trekking
  • Best Season Spring/Autumn

The Hidden Lake Trek via Mohare Danda and Khopra Ridge Highlights

The Hidden Lake Trek via Mohare Danda and Khopra Ridge takes you on a journey that will transport you to a realm of breathtaking landscapes. Every step conveys a new chapter of natural beauty and awe-inspiring vistas. Let the glamour of this remarkable trek awaken your senses and ignite a deep appreciation for the royal beauty that Nepal has to offer.

Below are the highlights

Scenic Flight to Pokhara:

  • Your journey begins with a soaring flight to Pokhara, a city nestled amidst the foothills of the Annapurna Range. Pokhara provides you with a vibrant charm, where the serene Phewa Lake reflects the surrounding peaks, creating a mesmerizing panorama.

A Grandiose Panorama Unfolds

  • From Pokhara, set off on a trek to Mohare Danda, a captivating vantage point that offers awe-inspiring vistas of the Annapurna Range. As you ascend, the iconic Machhapuchare, revered as the Fishtail Peak, stands tall, its snow-capped summit mirroring its reflection in the valley below. The majestic Dhaulagiri Range, rising majestically in the distance, completes the grandeur of this breathtaking panorama.

Walking on Rhododendrons

  • Your path leads through the world's largest rhododendron growing area. During the Spring Season blooms, it transforms the landscape into a wonderland of color. As you walk, this enchanting territory, fresh mountain air and the serenity of nature take over you.

Khopra Ridge: Where Sunrises and Sunsets Paint the Sky

  • Reach Khopra Ridge, where the sunrise and sunset paint the sky with colors of gold, orange, and purple. This celestial scene casts a heavenly glow upon the snow-capped peaks. The panoramic vistas from this vantage point are simply breathtaking, offering an unforgettable spectacle of nature's artistry.

A Wilderness Experience to Annapurna Base Camp

  • Embark on a newly opened trail that leads to the Annapurna Base Camp, where you'll blend yourself in the unspoiled wilderness. Surrounded by towering peaks and enveloped by the tranquility of the mountains, experience the true wilderness at its purest.

Hidden Lake: A Sanctuary of Serenity

  • Finally, it is at the Hidden Lake, a secluded haven nestled amidst the mountains. As you approach, the tranquility of the lake envelops you, its pristine waters reflecting the surrounding peaks. Take a moment to appreciate the serenity of this hidden sanctuary, a true gem of the Annapurna region.

Relief in the Hot Springs

  • Do not miss the therapeutic waters of the hot springs, allowing the warmth to soothe your weary muscles and revitalize your spirit. As you soak in the natural hot waters, you will feel refreshed and revived.

A Scenic Flight to Kathmandu

  • Conclude your adventure with a scenic flight back to Kathmandu, the bustling capital of Nepal. As you soar above the clouds, take one last glimpse of the majestic Himalayas.

The Hidden Lake Trek via Mohare Danda and Khopra Ridge Overview:

The Hidden Lake Trek via Mohare Danda and Khopra Ridge presents an off-the-beaten-path adventure through the stunning landscapes of the Annapurna region in Nepal. This less-frequented route offers a unique and genuine trekking experience for trekkers seeking solitude amidst nature's splendor. Starting from Pokhara, the journey uncovers a fusion of breathtaking vistas, cultural encounters, and serene moments in the heart of the Himalayas.

Beginning with a scenic drive to Hille, the trek kicks off with an ascent through terraced fields to Ulleri. Shortly we walk the very newly opened trekking trail through the most dramatic woodland trail gradually leading to the captivating Mohare Danda. This vantage point offers panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, including Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, and the Iconic Machhapuchare. 

Mohare Danda is said to offer one of the most impressive views in the entire Annapurna Foothills Trip.

All these majestic peak paints a mesmerizing picture of the stunning surrounding landscapes. As the trek progresses, the path rambles through rhododendron forests with vibrant blooms during the spring season, adding a burst of color to the journey.

Off-The-Beaten-Track Experience:

Walking through remote trails we encounter authentic Gurung and Magar settlements, like Ghorepani and Swanta. In these local settlements, trekkers experience the warmth of Nepalese hospitality and cultural richness. The journey continues to Khopra Ridge, a hidden gem offering unparalleled vistas of the Annapurna and Nilgiri ranges. Here, trekkers can relish the tranquility of the pristine surroundings while appreciating at the splendor of towering peaks.

Prepare for an extraordinary adventure as we embark on the recently opened trail to Annapurna South Base Camp. It is this pristine path that holds the promise of unparalleled discovery. With each step, we inch closer to our ultimate destination, the Hidden Lake, where nature's enchantment unfolds in all its glory. What makes the Hidden Lake Trek truly captivating is not only its breathtaking landscapes but also the untouched paths. This off-the-beaten-path that lies before us, invites us to wander off the beaten track.

Here, amongst the raw beauty of the Himalayas, travelers are granted the precious opportunity to feel themselves in the untamed beauty that surrounds them. It further allows travelers to create memories that will forever be impressed in their hearts.

The Hidden Lake Trek via Mohare Danda and Khopra Ridge reveals a lesser-explored side of the Annapurna region. It delivers provides adventurers with solitude, cultural experience, and remarkable vistas in a relatively untouched setting. The raw beauty and serenity that this trip offers make it an unforgettable journey for those who venture off the more popular trails.

Overnight at Podo OR Annapurna South Base Camp (4050 m / 13,287 feet)

Prepare to be captivated by the enchanting settlement of Podo. Podo is now affectionately known as Annapurna South Base Camp, where we will spend two unforgettable nights. Nestled at the base of the majestic Annapurna South mountain, this picturesque paradise welcomes us with its few humble teahouses and breathtaking vistas.

Located at an impressive altitude of 4050m (13,287 feet), Podo, or Annapurna South Base Camp, summons us with its untouched charisma. The trail leading from Dobato to this hidden gem is a newly established pathway that remains unspoiled by the footprints of many tourists. This pristine trail promises an authentic, off-the-beaten-track experience, taking us into the untamed beauty of this lesser-explored region.

As we ascend through the mesmerizing Himalayan meadows, a vast expanse of awe-inspiring landscape unfolds before our eyes. Along the way, we may encounter rustic cattle shades, where hardworking sheep herders tend to their flocks. Gradually ascending the ridgeline, we are rewarded with a breathtaking panorama.

Reaching our destination of Podo or Annapurna South Base Camp, this secluded haven offers profound tranquility. This peaceful environment envelops us, offering comfort to our souls. After a satisfying lunch, we embark on an exploration of our surroundings, discovering hidden treasures and enjoying ourselves in the serenity that surrounds us.

The following day, we embark on a captivating excursion to the Hidden Lake, a celestial oasis. This excursion offers the glacial lake and the mesmerizing Annapurna South icefall from an intimate proximity. This extraordinary experience allows us to fully soak in the magnificence of this natural beauty.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu Airport (1400 m/4593 feet) and Transfer to Hotel
  • Day 02:Fly to Pokhara (820 m/2690 feet)
  • Day 03:Drive to Hille and Trek to Ulleri (1960 m/6430 feet)
  • Day 04:Trek to Taprang – Mini Heaven – Amma Cottage (2717m / 8,914 feet)
  • Day 05:Trek to MOHARE DANDA (3,300 m/ 10, 826 feet)
  • Day 06:Trek to Swanta (2,214m/7263 feet)
  • Day 07:Trek to Chistibung (2,950m/9678 feet)
  • Day 08:Trek Kopra Ridge (3,600m/11,811 feet)
  • Day 09:Trek to Dobato (3,426m/11,240 feet)
  • Day 10:Trek to Annapurna South Base Camp / PODO (4050 m / 13,287 feet)
  • Day 11:REST DAY at PODO / Annapurna South Base Camp - EXPLORE HIDDEN LAKE (4372 m / 14,343 feet)
  • Day 12:Trek to Jhinu Danda (1780 m / 5,839 feet) - The Natural Hot Spring
  • Day 13:Drive to Pokhara - EXPLORE and overnight at the Hotel
  • Day 14:Fly to Kathmandu - City Tour - Overnight at Hotel
  • Day 15:Departure day - Transfer to International Airport

Hidden Lake Trek via Mohare Danda and Khopra Ridge Detailed Itinerary

                                What's Included
                                • PERMITS: All Essential permits required to trek in the region.
                                • DOMESTIC FLIGHTS: Domestic flight from KATHMANDU/POKHARA and POKHARA/KATHMANDU.
                                • PICKUP AND DROPS: Airport pickup and drop facilities on both Domestic and International flights are included.
                                • ACCOMMODATION: Three-star twin bed sharing hotel Accommodation in KATHMANDU and POKHARA on a Bed / Breakfast basis.
                                • WELCOME DINNER: Welcome dinner in a typical traditional Nepali restaurant.
                                • SIGHTSEEING: Half-day guided city sightseeing to two most sacred World Heritage Sites with a paid entrance fee.
                                • TAXES: All Government and Local tax.
                                • GROUND TRANSPORTATION: All Ground transportation to and from the preferred destination as per the itinerary – PRIVATE VEHICLE.
                                • STAFF TRANSPORTATION: All ground transportation for all staff as required.
                                • EQUIPMENT: Fundamental trekking gear like a sleeping bag with fleece liners, Primaloft jacket, Rain Poncho, Yak-Track, Trekking Poles, etc.
                                • LODGING: Local Tea-house accommodation on a twin-sharing basis – A single supplement is provided on request OVER MINIMAL COST, however, depends solely on the availability.
                                • DRINKING WATER: Properly boiled hot water for drinking is provided every evening and morning – so it’s wise to have bottles equivalent to 3 liters or bottles along with a Rehydration Bag (camel bag).
                                • GLORIOUS FOOD: All Meals (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast with hot beverages) during the trek.
                                • TREK LEADER: An accomplished Trekking Group Leader (Legitimate Guiding License Holder) and assistant guide.
                                • STAFF INSURANCE & ALLOWANCES: All Ground Staff and their Allowances + their insurance.
                                • SAFETY CONCERNS: An all-inclusive comprehensive medical kit on all trips.
                                • COMPLIMENTARY TAKE AWAY: Take away the Nepal Pyramids duffel bag, T-shirt, Buff (multi-functional head-wear), and trekking Map.
                                What's Excluded
                                • NEPAL VISA: A fee of $50 that is levied on a 30-day Nepali visa.
                                • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE: The cost of all international flights.
                                • PERSONAL EXPENSES: All personal expenses that may include Nepalese SIM card, internet, battery charging, hot shower, laundry, fizzy drinks, Alcohol, etc.
                                • EMERGENCY: A medical examination of any kind, High Altitude Evacuation over any circumstances, Air Evacuation and Rescues.
                                • DONATIONS: Donations of any kind.
                                • STAFF TIPPING: Tipping is entirely a personal matter, however, it’s a trekking culture.
                                • EXTRA NIGHTS: Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival or Late departure.
                                • SANCTIONS: Permits or the letter of Authorization that is required for special Filming, big Drones, and Filming Cameras.
                                • INSURANCE: All-inclusive Travel or medical insurance is a must.
                                • EXTRA PORTER: Over request Extra Porter or Assistant is provided that may include the cost of $25 per day.
                                • OPTIONAL TOURS: Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.
                                Why Choose Nepal Pyramids?

                                Nepal Pyramids is here to craft your Nepal dreams into reality. We assure you a trip extraordinarily out of the world with quality service and value for money. We propose comprehensive flexible packages with unbeatable price - without any hidden cost.

                                • Team of Local Experts
                                  Team of Local Experts

                                  Our team of local experts is the driving force behind our success. With their passion, experience, and commitment, our team of local experts ensures that we all are not just participants but integral contributors to the growth and well-being of the community we serve.

                                • Safety is our Prior Concern
                                  Safety is our Prior Concern

                                  Safety is our foremost concern at our Travel company. We prioritize the well-being of our adventurers above all else. We provide top-notch equipment and conduct rigorous safety checks to ensure every trek is as secure as it is adventurous.

                                • Travel Sustainably
                                  Travel Sustainably

                                  Sustainability is at the heart of our mission. We ensure that the beauty and integrity of the destinations we explore are preserved. We believe in responsible tourism that contributes positively to the environment and the livelihoods of the local people.

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                                  Nepal Pyramids takes pride in making your journey hassle-free from start to finish. With our efficient services, expert Group Leading, and attention to detail, you can leave the hassles behind and focus on creating lasting memories during your travels.

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