Highlights of Khopra Mohare and Poonhill Trek
- Captivating landscapes and mountainous ranges.
- Exploring Khayer Lake, A sacred and holy pilgrimage for Hindus.
- Picturesque settlement of ethnic communities and their decent culture and lifestyle.
- Walking through Green pastures and Alpine Meadows.
- Awe-inspiring drive along the bank of Trishuli and Kali Gandaki river.
- Sunrise from Poon hill and Mohare dada with Sunset from Khopra ridge.
- Gain knowledge about Community-based eco-lodge trek in the Annapurna region.
Khopra Mohare and Poonhill Trek Overview
Khopra Mohare and Poonhill trek is a combination of three beautiful hill-stations in the Annapurna region. This trek takes you to the southern face of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains from where you can witness the Himalayas and the mountain valleys. Some of the major Himalayas you can explore from this trek are Annapurna ranges, Machhapuchre, Dhampus, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Hiuchuli, Lamjung Himal, and many other neighboring mountain peaks. It is a fascinating trek that gives you a wonderful sense of mountain beauty along with the rich Gurung and Tamang culture in some ethnic villages.
The Khopra Mohare and Poonhill trek is a moderate level trek. It is best suitable for avid trekkers and beginners with good physical fitness. The highest elevation of the trek is 4700 m. Thus, a little understanding of altitude sickness is necessary that will help you to boost you up in the mountains. All three major vantage points of the Annapurna region are included in this trek to provide the ultimate mountain satisfaction in the Annapurna region. You will also visit Khayar Lake on this trek.
Besides the mountain views, you will get an excellent opportunity to explore the culture and traditions of the local people. You will be visiting the Ghandruk village, which is one of the popular villages in this area. It is mainly popular for its amazing culture that is best preserved by the local Gurung people. Ghandruk lies at an elevation of 2012 m and is the most visited village of Nepal. Ghandruk village is also a trekking point for some of the popular trekking routes in the Annapurna region such as Annapurna Base Camp trek, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, Mohare Hill Trek, Khopra Ridge Trek and more.
The Khayar Lake is also a major place in this trek which lies at an elevation of 4700 m. It is also a Hindu holy lake. It is a sacred lake and visited by Hindus especially on the occasion of Janai Purnima in the month of July and August. From the beautiful icy Khayar lake, you can witness the beautiful Dhaulagiri, Dhampus, Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal, and Machhapuchre.
Khopra Danda is the pristine and newly developed trekking destination in the Annapurna region. There is a community lodge in the Khopra Ridge that facilitates travelers with their stay. It is a wonderful vantage point at an altitude of 336 m above sea level. This is one of the best places to trek as you will not only be exploring this amazing Himalayan beauty but also contributing to the lifestyle of the local people.
Mohare Hill lies in the Myagdi district of Nepal. It is also a beautiful hill station that offers beautiful mountain views. It is an underrated but fascinating trekking part of this area. It was discovered by a group of trekkers who were searching for an alternative viewpoint to Poonhill. It lies west to the poonhill but offers the more clear and spectacular views of the Himalayas. It is situated at an altitude of 3300 m above sea level. From here, you can have the best sunrise and sunset views along with the majestic Annapurna Himalayan Range.
Poonhill is a popular hill station in Ghorepani. It lies in the footsteps of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas environed by the dozens of mountain peaks. Poonhill is also the second most popular place for sunrise views after Kalapathar of the Everest region. It encompasses more than 15 Himalayan views from its top and offers awe inspiring mountain beauty.
The Khopra Mohare and Poonhill trek is best for Photo walks and cinematography too. Besides, you can always have a wonderful space to explore the mind-blowing nature and amazing culture of the locals. The warmth of local hospitality is something you will truly be fascinated about. The trekking to Khopra Mohare and poonhill starts with a drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu. You will have a further drive to Ghandruk from Pokhara. Ghandruk is a beautiful village in the shadow of majestic Annapurna Himalayan Range. Ghandruk is also the starting point of this trek.
You will start your trek from Ghandruk village. Passing through the beautiful mountain sceneries and lush green forest, you will reach Tadapani. Further hike from Tadapani will take you to Khopra ridge via Bayali Kharka. You will explore the amusing Khopra Danda and explore the amazing beauty of this wonderful viewpoint. You will trek to Khayar Lake from Khopra and will return back to khopra ridge again. The further trek will take you to Ghorepani passing through the beautiful Swanta village. You will explore the majestic mountain panorama from Poonhill. From poonhill, you will trek to Mohare Danda. The returning trail follows the beautiful village of Nagi village and Bas Kharka. From Baskharka, you will trek towards Ghaleshwar and a drive from Ghaleshwar will take you back to the beautiful Pokhara valley.
Khopra Mohare and Poonhill Trek is one of fascinating trek blended with multiple viewpoints and trekking routes. This trek provides the best glimpses of the Annapurna region and you will get an excellent opportunity to explore the culture and traditions of local people. If you are seeking to explore the rural and popular places of the Annapurna region, Khopra Mohare and Poonhill trek could be an ideal choice.