Mohare Danda/Khopra Danda/ABC/Mardi Himal Trek

Following my successful and enjoyable trek around the Annapurnas circuit last November, I have decided to return to the region in November of this year and do a different kind of trek, mostly away from the busier trails and experience more of the delights of this beautiful area.
From the information that I read in my ‘Trekking the Annapurna Circuit’ book, written by Andrees de Ruiter and Prem Rai, these trails are something of an undiscovered paradise – newly set-up with lodges and homestays in peaceful surroundings providing magnificent views of the mountains.

My return flights to Kathmandu from the UK are already booked, I intend to spend as little time as possible in the city (hopefully just one night after arrival and before departure), then the rest of my days on trek with perhaps a day or two r&r in Pokhara after the trek.

I have already worked out a basic itinerary for the trek, which will be a minimum of 20 days

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  1. and here is my proposed itinerary…
    Mohare Danda / Khopra Danda trek
    day 1, bus from Pokhara to Nayapul – (1070m), walk to Purnagaun – (1705m) 3-4 hours
    day 2, walk to Lespar – (2015m) 5-6 hours
    day 3, walk to Nangi – (2260m) 6-7 hours
    day 4, walk to Mohare Danda (3300m) 6-7 hours
    day 5, walk to Swanta (2260m) 7 hours
    day 6 walk to Dhankharka/Chistibang (2950 m) 5 hours
    day 7 walk to Khopra Danda (3660m) 3-4 hours
    day 8, day trip to Khayar Lake (4600m), return to Khopra Danda. 9 hours
    day 9, walk to Bayeli Kharka (3460m) 4-5 hours
    day 10, walk to Tadapani (2590m) 6 hours
    day 11, walk to Chomrong (2170m) 6-7 hours
    day 12 walk to Dovan (2500m) 5-6 hours
    day 13 walk to Annapurna base camp (4130m), or Macchappuchre base camp (3700m) 6-7 hours
    day 14, walk to Dovan (2500m) 6-7 hours
    day 15, walk to Landruk (1565m)via Chomrong 7-8 hours
    day 16 walk to Low Camp (3000m) 8 hours
    day 17, walk to High Camp (3900m) 4-5 hours
    day 18, day trip to Upper view-point (4450m) return to high camp
    day 19, walk to Forest Camp (2550m) 5-6 hours
    day 20, walk to Kande (1770m) 7-8 hours. bus or taxi to Pokhara