Kokhe Danda Trek: Nepal's Hidden Mountain Paradise

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    Duration 3 Days
  • Trip Difficulty MODERATE 
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    AccommodationHotel + Tea House + Home Stay
  • TransportationPrivate 4WD Jeep
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    Trip StyleHiking + Excursion + Tour
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  • Meals: Lunch + Dinner + Breakfast
  • Group Size: 2 Person
  • Single Person: 58 US$ Extra
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Nestled amid the awe-inspiring Annapurna Dhaulagiri region, just 34 kilometers from the enchanting city of Pokhara, lies a well-kept secret – Kokhe Danda. This elevated hilltop paradise, soaring to an impressive 3303 meters above sea level, has become the heart of adventure seekers, beckoning them with promises of unmatched natural beauty, serene culture, and a sense of connection with the Himalayas. In short, Kokhe Danda Trek is the complete discovery of The Highest Point of Parbat District.

Highlights: An Adventure Like No Other

When it comes to captivating Himalayan vistas, Kokhe Danda Trek is a hidden gem often overlooked. Tucked away next to the renowned Mohare Danda in Nepal's Parbat district, Kokhe Danda offers a spectacular viewpoint that will leave you spellbound. It's not just about the views; it's about immersing yourself in the tranquility of nature. Here are the highlights of this extraordinary trek:

Kokhe Danda: Unveiling the Majesty of the Himalayas

Standing atop Kokhe Danda, hikers, and nature enthusiasts are treated to a breathtaking panorama. Marvel at the iconic Dhaulagiri, the regal Annapurna, and the formidable Manaslu Himalayas range. What sets Kokhe Danda Trek apart is the rare opportunity to witness three peaks soaring above eight thousand meters, each representing a different mountain range, all from a single vantage point. The sensation of standing among these giants of nature is truly awe-inspiring.

Unveil the Layers of Hills

While the snow-capped peaks command your attention, don't forget to turn your gaze south, east, and west. Kokhe Hill Top offers an unparalleled view of rolling layers of hills stretching as far as the eye can see. The undulating landscape in these directions is a sight to behold, resembling the intricate tapestry that nature weaves.

A Glimpse of Pokhara's Charm

On a clear day, when the skies are on your side, Kokhe Danda treats you to more than just mountain magic. Catch a glimpse of the picturesque valley of Pokhara and the serene Phewa Lake below. It's a moment when you feel genuinely connected to the surrounding beauty as if you're in perfect harmony with the landscape.

Explore This Hidden Gem Off the Beaten Path

One of the most appealing aspects of Kokhe Danda Trek is its relative solitude. Unlike the crowded trails leading to popular viewpoints like Poon Hill, Kokhe Danda remains refreshingly unspoiled by hordes of hikers. This is your chance to discover nature's secrets without the hustle and bustle.

No Trekking Permits Needed for Kokhe Danda

Even better, you won't need trekking permits to access this hidden gem, making it an attractive alternative for those seeking a more tranquil mountain experience. For security purposes, Trekking Trail Nepal recommends obtaining a TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card unless you join use the entry or exit point of ACAP like Nayapul.

A Cozy Retreat at the Top of Kokhe Hill

For those looking to extend their stay and savor the beauty of Kokhe Danda, there's a newly opened lodge at the summit of Kokhe Danda 3303m. Besides offering comfortable accommodations, this lodge features a dining hall with stunning vistas of the Annapurna range. Imagine enjoying a delicious meal while being serenaded by the grandeur of the mountains.

Extend Your Adventure

Kokhe Danda's strategic location at the crossroads of two renowned viewpoints, Poon Hill and Mohare Danda, allows you to extend your adventure. Additionally, you can combine your trek with Annapurna Base Camp, Muldai View, Khopra Trek, or Jomsom Trek. Mohare Community Lodge is just a short ridge hike to the west, boasting over 60 rooms for your convenience. Furthermore, there are over 600 rooms available just a two-hour journey away in Ghorepani. If you're looking to shorten your hike, you can easily reach Pokhara, either by 4WD from Banthanti or Ulleri or by car from Nayapul.

Circuit Trekking Trail

The Kokhe Danda Trek is designed as a circuit, offering flexibility in duration, whether you choose a 4-day, 5-day, or 6-day hike. It has multiple starting points like Baglung, Beni, Kusma, Tatopani, Ghandruk, Nayapul, and Patichaur.

In conclusion, Kokhe Danda Trek is a hidden treasure for those seeking a unique, peaceful, and awe-inspiring adventure in the heart of the Himalayas. It's an opportunity to connect with nature, culture, and the majesty of the mountains that you won't want to miss. Pack your bags and add this enchanting destination to your travel bucket list. Kokhe Danda is waiting to unveil its magic to you.

Low-lights of Kokhe Danda Trek

While Kokhe Danda Trek offers a remarkable experience, there are a few things to keep in mind, if you are planning to set for this.

As a relatively new trekking destination, there may be challenges such as the lack of trail maps, online maps, and trail markers. It's strongly recommended to have a local, experienced guide.

Homestays in Haljure offer traditional accommodations with basic facilities. Adjust your expectations accordingly.

Kokhe Danda Trek may not be ideal for solo travelers. It's best explored with a group to fully appreciate the hidden trails and the area.

The campsite at Kokhe Danda and Sarga Camp may have limited food and drink choices.

Some trail sections can be challenging, especially uphill. While not life-threatening, they can be physically demanding. Having a local guide with experience in trekking with foreigners can greatly enhance your experience.

Discovering the highest point of Parbat District, but it feels like shorter as it is closer few tall highest hills.

Cellular service is available in only a few sections, and camps offer internet services during peak seasons.

Choosing a reputable trekking company or guide is essential for a safe and enjoyable experience.

While Kokhe Danda is promoted as a separate trekking destination, it is part of the Mohare Danda Community Trek, represented differently due to its location in a different district than Mohare Hill and Poon Hill.

Kokhe Danda Itineraries

Kokhe Danda Trek offers flexible itineraries tailored to your preferences and available days. Ranging from 4 to 6 days, these itineraries cater to your interests, budget, and the desire to explore the culture, nature, wildlife, and people of Parbat.

4 Days Kokhe Danda Trek Itinerary:

Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Banau via Kulsma, followed by a one-hour uphill hike to Haljure village.

Day 2: Trek to Jaljala for lunch, followed by another 3-hour trek to Kokhe Danda.

Day 3: Trek to Ulleri via Poonhill and Ghorepani, a 4.5-hour gradual downhill hike.

Day 4: Trek down to Tikhedhunga and drive back to Pokhara.

5 Days Kokhe Danda Trek Itinerary:

Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Kushma, explore the High Bridge city, drive to Banau, and then hike to Haljure for an overnight stay.

Day 2: Trek to Lespar Village, explore the village, and hike 2 hours uphill to Sarga Camp and Homestay.

Day 3: Trek to Jaljala with a 2-hour intense uphill climb on stone stairs, followed by a 3-hour hike to Kokhe Danda.

Day 4: Trek down to Tikot village, passing Mohare Danda and Phulbari, about a 7-hour downhill hike through dense rhododendron forests.

Day 5: Trek down for 3 hours to Baisari, followed by a 3-4 hour drive back to Pokhara.

6 Days Kokhe Danda Trek Itinerary with Mohare Danda, Ghorepani, Ghandruk:

Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Kushma, explore and continue driving to Banau, then hike to Haljure Homestay.

Day 2: Trek to Lespar Village and hike uphill to Sarga Camp and Homestay, totaling about 7 hours of hiking.

Day 3: Trek to Jaljala, refresh, and continue with a 3-hour hike to Kokhe Danda.

Day 4: Trek to Ghorepani, passing Mohare Danda and Poon Hill, with about 2 hours of easy hiking.

Day 5: Trek to Ghandruk village, passing Tadapani, with about 6-7 hours of undulating trails and downhill sections.

Day 6: Drive back to Pokhara.

Please note that Kokhe Danda Trek is completely a new trekking trail. It's strongly recommended to have a guide or connect with local experts before planning or booking your trek. The itineraries mentioned above are samples, and Trekking Trail Nepal can customize them to fit your available days, interests, and budget. In conclusion, this trek is not for everyone; it is only for those who love peaceful nature, mountains, and wilderness far away from civilization. Kokhe Danda Trek is waiting for you to discover its beauty and serenity.

For the best experience, it's highly advisable to have a guide or seek assistance from local experts when planning or booking your Kokhe Danda Trek, as this trail is relatively new.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Pokhara-Kusma-Banua-Haljure Homestay.
  • Day 02: Sarga Camp, Mohre Hill and Kokhe Danda.
  • Day 03: Kokhe Danda to Hile and Drive to Pokhara.

Cost Includes:

  • Round-trip private transportation from Pokhara.
  • Three daily meals throughout the Kokhe Danda Trek.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit ( ACAP).
  • TIMS ( Trekkers Information Management System ).
  • Accommodation during the trek (Homestay/Tea House).
  • Trekking Trail Nepal Experienced local guide, salary, insurance, lodging, and food.
  • Porter service. 1 porter for 2 guests max limit to 24 Kg in total.
  • Particular Kokhe Danda map from Company.
  • Achievement and appreciation certificate.
  • 24/7 support.