Muldai hill trek is newly introduced beautiful trekking trails of Annapurna region. It is an 8 days short and fresh trek to the quiet and serene hills of Annapurna and a beautiful viewpoint called “Muldai”. Annapurna region itself is rich in natural and cultural diversity. Muldai Danda is situated at an elevation of 3,637 meters above sea level in Annapurna Conservation Area. It was accessible for the trekkers since 2000 but was overshadowed by other trekking routes of the same region.
Muldai Hill trek is a community-based trekking route. The view from the Muladi Danda is often compared with the view from Poon Hill. Because of the fewer number of trekking days and the less crowd around this trekking route, it is gaining a lot of popularity in recent years. Muldai viewpoint is one of the best spots for the sunrise and sunset view over the high mountains. It is situated at a higher altitude than that of Poon Hill. But the teahouse houses and lodges around the trekking trail are comparatively less than that of Poon Hill.
Muldai Peak is one of the main attractions of this trek and amazing views of the mountain ranges can be seen from the top of the hill. The difficulty level of the trek is moderate and beginners with normal fitness level can easily complete this trek. Similarly, the total distance covered during the trek is about 70 kilometres. Side trips during the trek make the difference in the total distance of the trek.
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- Exceptional ranges of flora and fauna, Himalayan ecosystem.
- Ethnic groups and local lifestyle, their exquisite art and cultures.
- Amazing Sunrise view over the snow capped mountains from Muldai viewpoint.
- 360-degree view of diversified landscapes, green valley.
- Annapurna Himalayan panorama, the scenic views of mountain ranges.
- One of the shortest treks to witness high mountain ranges.
The weather around Muldai Hill is mostly similar to Poon Hill. Amazing views of the mountain ranges can be seen during the early morning. Meanwhile, in the afternoon the clouds cover the mountain ranges. Muldai Hill is about 300 meters higher in altitude than that of Poon Hill. Because of that, there is a high chance of getting a better view. Autumn (September to Early December) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons to travel to Muldai. During this season, the sky remains clear so that you can enjoy the crystalline views of Mountain ranges. Also, it offers the amazing landscapes of green lush valleys, rhododendron forests, etc.
About Muldai Hill Trek
Muldai hill trek starts after a short drive to Ghandruk village from Pokhara. Ghandruk is a beautiful Gurung village situated at an altitude of 2,012 meters above sea level. Amazing views of the Mt. Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Hiuchuli can be seen from this village. Ghandruk is one of the most popular villages to start the trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Some of the popular treks starting from Ghandruk include Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Mohare Danda Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Khopra Ridge and Khayer Lake Trek and many more.
Muldai Hill Trek starts from Birethanti after a two hours drive from Pokhara. Then walk to Ghandruk village, continue or drive to Ghandruk village and start the walk to Tadapani (2,630 m). After Tadapani, we will head towards the newly opened trekking trail known as Muldai hill trekking trail. Our trekking trail follows Dobato (3,420m). And finally, we will reach Muldai View Point (3,637 m). The ethnic groups residing here are Gurung, Magar and Pun. Gurungs are prominent among them. Also, Visitors can experience the local lifestyle and gain knowledge about their distinct art, culture and traditions.
Meanwhile, the trekking days are also shorter than that of Poon Hill Trek. But the accommodations around the Muldai Hill trekking trails are not as developed as Poon Hill. Because of that, only a few tourists visit Muldai Hill and witness the amazing mountain ranges from Muldai Peak. Always overshadowed by the Poon Hill trek and Khopra Ridge trek, Muldai Peak trek is still in its original form.
Muldai Peak is located north of the beautiful Ghandruk village of the Gurung community. Meanwhile, the Muldai Peak borders the Kaski and Myagdi districts of the Dhaulagiri zone of Nepal. Only 2 days of the walk is needed to reach Dodato village. Meanwhile, Dobato is the nearest village offering the trekkers visiting the Muldai Danda or Muldai Peak.
Annapurna Muldai Peak trek will be the best for a photography tour in the Himalayas of Nepal. This trek is the best destination for bird watching too. Certainly, It provides you with the memorable experience of the Himalayan ecosystem and cultures. Moreover, This trek offers stunning and spectacular views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchchhre, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak etc. In addition, it presents beautiful landscapes and wide species of natural plants and animals.
Muldai trek is an ideal trek for those who are seeking to trek in the less crowded parts of the trekking trails. The hotel and lodges around these trekking trails are gradually increasing. Meanwhile, the community lodge established in 2010 has helped a lot for the trekkers visiting Muldai Peak. Because of the less number of the trekkers in this region, it makes an ideal choice for the Muldai Hill Yoga Trek. You can do your yoga practise without any disturbance by other trekkers.
If our trip itinerary doesn’t suit your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combine it with any travel plans, then please let us know and we’ll be happy to create a tailor-made itinerary, designed especially for you. Also whether you are a student group/family group /corporate team please inquire with us. We offer you a variety of packages.
Your Arrival Time (?) Our office representative will meet and greet you at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. At 06:00 PM: In the evening we will meet for a coffee and will brief you the details of your trek program.
*Optionally you can add one additional night stay in Kathmandu to cover cultural sightseeing in Kathmandu as well for your trek preparation shopping.
Kathmandu Full Day Sightseeing: You will visit for a full day sightseeing in Kathmandu of Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Square, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath.
Drive to Pokhara
At 06:30 AM: Have your breakfast at the hotel and be ready for your drive to beautiful lake city Pokhara. Pokhara is about 200 KM far from Kathmandu, it takes Approx. 6-7 hours of driving to reach there.
03:00 PM: First check-in at your hotel. You will get a few hours to buy your required things for the trek if needed. If not, you can explore the lakeside area and take a rest. You will keep your extra baggage at the hotel in Pokhara.
Drive to Ghandruk, Trek to Tadhapani
At 07:00 AM: Have your breakfast at the Pokhara hotel and be ready for our first-day adventure of the trek. We will start with the drive towards Ghandruk village in Kaski district of Nepal. The drive takes around 3 hours and from there we will start our trek towards Tadapani. Our trek starts from Ghandruk leading towards the Tadapani village through the lush Rhododendron and fir forest. The trek duration is 4-5 hours before reaching Tadapani village. Overnight at Tadapani.
Trek to Dobato
At 07:00 AM: After breakfast, we start our second-day trek towards Dobato. The trail today changes drastically into the green pasture lands. There are no big trees and landscape changes rapidly as soon as we head towards Dobato. Overnight at Dobato.
Hike to Muldai Viewpoint, Trek to Ghorepani
At 05:00 AM: Today we will start early morning hiking towards the Viewpoint from where you can see the amazing Annapurna Himalayan peaks such as Machhapuchhre, Annapurna south, Hiuchuli, Annapurna Fang, Annapurna III and many more.
Then we will pass through the forest of midlands. The trail pass forests of rhododendron, magnolia and other vegetation of the area. During the spring season, the Rhododendron blooms make this place more adorable and beautiful. From Ghorepani, the 270-degree view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks can be seen. Overnight at Ghorepani teahouse.
Trek to Ulleri
At 05:30 AM: Today is the last day of our trek and we will start early morning climbing the hill above Ghorepani, Poonhill (3,210 m). The view of sunrise from this place is mesmerizing. More than 15 peaks are clearly visible from poonhill.
We will then hike back to Ghorepani have our breakfast and start moving down towards Ulleri. The trail to ulleri is all going down through the Rhododendron Forest. From Ulleri we will take a jeep to Pokhara via Nayapul. Overnight at Pokhara Hotel.
Drive to Kathmandu
At 07:00 AM: On this day you are returning to Kathmandu by drive. You will get shopping time in Kathmandu and we will have a farewell Nepali dinner together.
You will be free until your flight time; we will drop you at Kathmandu Airport 3 hour before you flight.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Muldai hill trek?
Muldai hill trek is a part of Annapurna inner circuit trek which starts from Ghandruk village.
- All arrival and departure at Kathmandu airport as mentioned.
- SIC transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back. (Subject to change on private with additional cost.)
- 2 Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu/Pokhara as per the trek itinerary.
- Daily breakfast throughout the trip.
- Lunch and Dinner from trek start day to trek end day.
- All necessary paper works. (National Park Entry Permits, ACAP and TIMS Card)
- English speaking licensed trek guide.
- Porter during the trek. (Can carry 20KG Baggage of 2 people)
- Lodge or Tea house accommodation during the trek.
- One local SIM card (returnable) during your stay.
- All government and local taxes.
- Guide and Porter’s salary, food and accommodation during the trek.
- Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your traveller’s insurance company.
- Sleeping bag, duffle bags and trekking route maps – if necessary.
- Farewell Nepali dinner on your last night.
- Personal expenses.
- Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Nepal visa cost. (You will require 2 passport size photos and 30 USD)
- International flight ticket.
- Travel health insurance. (Recommended)
- Tips for the guide, porter and driver.
- Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
- All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.