Nestled in the heart of the Annapurna region, the Khumai Danda Trek is a hidden gem that offers an unforgettable journey through the pristine wilderness of Nepal. This off-the-beaten-path trek is perfect for those seeking a unique and authentic experience away from the crowds and commercialization of more popular routes.
With stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas, lush forests, and traditional mountain villages, Khumai Danda Trek is an adventure that will leave you in awe of the natural beauty of Nepal. Whether you're a seasoned trekker or a first-time explorer, this trek promises an unforgettable journey that will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.
So, pack your bags and prepare to embark on a lifetime journey in the majestic Khumai Danda Trek.
- Hop on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
- Explore the vibrant city of Pokhara.
- Walk through terraced fields and dense forests.
- Admire various wildflowers, blue poppies with orchids, and many other floras in the Annapurna region.
- Grab the opportunity to interact with the local villages, mainly Gurungs and Magar groups.
- Indulge in the local Nepalese cuisines as you pass through the villages.
- Marvel at the breathtaking views of Mt. Machhapuchare, Mt. Lamjung, Mt Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri from Khumai Danda and Korchan Danda.
Let’s now look at the route overview for the Khumai Danda Trek.
The trip begins on the day of arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Upon landing, one of our staff will be waiting for you outside, holding a Nepal Hiking Team display board. Then, after greeting you, you’ll be escorted to the hotel.
You’ll be boarding a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara in the morning. Then, after reaching Pokhara, we’ll take a drive to Hemja and then start the hike to Hile Kharka. Then, the next day we make our way toward Khumai Danda, the main destination of the trek. After enjoying the mesmerizing views, we’ll now hike to Korchan Danda, and then make our descent to Ghachow, and then catch a ride back to Pokhara.
Is Khumai Danda Trek difficult?
The answer is no. The Khumai Danda Trek is an easy trek that beginner-level hikers can also complete. There are factors that affect the level of the Khumai Danda Trek.
Firstly, the walking distance and hours. On average, you’ll be walking for only 3 days and walk for about approximately 5-6 hours daily.
Secondly, the highest elevated ground is 3700m at Korchan Danda. At this level of altitude, there is only a small chance of acquiring altitude sickness. Hence, you can be assured that you can easily complete the Khumai Danda Trek without facing any difficulty.
When is the best time for Khumai Danda Trek?
If you’re wondering when is the best time for Khumai Danda Trek, then we’re here to help you. The ideal time to set off for the Khumai Danda Trek is all year round. Whether it's autumn or spring, or even winter, the trek won’t disappoint you.
However, it is advisable to skip the monsoon season. In the monsoon season, there is a high chance that you’ll face heavy rainfall. This makes the paths slippery, making you fall as you walk through them.
Hence, we suggest you choose the best time for the trek and avoid the monsoon season.