Kumai Danda Trek – Machhapuchhare Model Trek

Kumai Danda Trek

Kumai Danda Trek is a trekking trail with a lot of potential for new demanding trekking routes in Nepal. Already some hikers hiked to these beautiful places and got popular among Nepali travelers. Because of the appealing mountain views especially the view of the Mt. Machhapuchhere. Typical villages and lifestyle of the local people. Mountain views, local villages, lush forests, and the culture of the local community is the attraction of this trek.

This trek is for those hikers who are seeking a peaceful trek without a bunch of people. And want to have a great natural and cultural experience in the Himalayas of Nepal. Due to the lower elevation, this trek is the perfect trek for everyone. Means no age boundaries to do this excursion, although, need to have the strength to walk every day 5/6 hours. Therefore Kumai Danda Trek is the best option for college students groups, school students groups, and other institutions groups.

Kumai Danda Trek is also called Machhapuchhere Model Trek. Because this trek goes around Mount Machhapuchare and its surroundings. This trek can be the best replacement for the Poon Hill Trek. Poon Hill Trek is very crowded so if you are a silent lover then this trek is the perfect choice over Poon Hill Trek.

Kumai Danda Trek Itinerary

Days Places Altitude
Day 1 Kathmandu to Pokhara by drive  820m
Day 2 Pokhara to Mardi Pul drive and trek to Riban village   1430m
Day 3 Trek to Chichimie Kharka  2640m
Day 4 Trek to Kumai Danda 3245m
Day 5 Trek to Karapani 1210m
Day 6 Trek to Ghachok  1245m
Day 7 Trek to Mardi Pul and drive back to Pokhara 820m

This is the ordinary itinerary for Khumai Danda Trekking and this can take longer and shorter as your wish. To customize the Itinerary it all depends on the holiday length and budget you are looking to spend.

Requires Permits

This trek is also inside the Annapurna Conservation Area like Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, and many more. So that it requires the Annapurna Conservation Area entry permit and it cost 30$ for foreigners and is free for Nepali. Also, need TIMS Card (Trekking Information Management System) and it cost 20$ for foreigners and is free for Nepali.

How and when to get there.

It all depends on where do you live, your first destination will be Pokhara. And from Pokhara need to drive Mardi Pul and drive will take some time before starting the hike. Nepal has four trekking seasons – Spring, Autumn, Summer, and Winter. This trek can do in all seasons. However, the best time is spring, autumn because during this time weather and temperature are suitable hikes. On the other hand, during summer will be rainy and wet so not good to hike and leech can be an irritating point. But during the winter season, a bit could but views will be the fascinating. 

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