Muldai Hill Trek

The Muldai Hill Trek takes hikers on a road that isn't as well known in the Annapurna area. It gives them a chance to see the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges as well as colorful rhododendron forests.

Trip Facts

duration Duration 8 days
trip-difficulty Trip Difficulty Easy
trip-difficulty Highest Point 3640m
Average Group Size 2-10 People
trip-code Trip Code MHT8AH
trip-code Area Annapurna Region
trip-code Start Point Kathmandu
trip-start-point Trip End Point Kathmandu
trip-accomodation Accomodation Local Lodges
trip-meals Meals As Mentioned
transportation Transportation As mentioned

Trip Highlights

  • 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.

Trip Overview

Pokhara is the gateway to amazing short treks and Muldai Trek is a short and lower-elevation trek near Pokhara. Muldai hill trek is a newly introduced beautiful trekking trail of the Annapurna region. It is an eight 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 the Annapurna Conservation Area. It was accessible for trekkers since 2000 but was overshadowed by other trekking routes in 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 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 Poon Hill. But the teahouse houses and lodges around the trekking trail are comparatively less than that of Poon Hill as the trekking route is less crowded.

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 levels can easily complete this trek. Similarly, the total distance covered during the trek is about 70 kilometers. Side trips during the trek make a difference in the total distance of the trek. 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 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 amazing landscapes of lush green 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 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, 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, you will head toward the newly opened trekking trail known as the Muldai Hill trekking trail. Our trekking trail follows Dobato (3,420m). And finally, you 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 the 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 fantastic mountain ranges from Muldai Peak. Always overshadowed by the Poon Hill trek and Khopra Ridge trek, the Muldai Peak trek is still in its original form.

Muldai Peak

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 are 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 a memorable experience of the Himalayan ecosystem and cultures. Moreover, This trek offers 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 trekkers in this region, it makes an ideal choice for the Muldai Hill Yoga Trek. You can do your yoga practice without any disturbance from 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.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

Kathmandu Arrival

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.

duration 30 Minutes
duration 10Km
ascent 1350m
trip-accomodation Kantipur Village
trip-meals N/A
transportation On private basis
Day 02

Fly to Pokhara

At 07:30 AM: Have your breakfast at the hotel and be ready for your flight to the beautiful lake city Pokhara. Our office representative will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the airport. The flight duration from Kathmandu to Pokhara is just 25-30 mins. 

Our office representative will pick you up from the Pokhara airport and transfer you to your respective hotel near the lakeside. You can explore the lakeside and buy your required things for the trek if you wish to. You can explore the lakeside area or take a rest, you can take part in thrilling activities while in Pokhara if you want to as you will be free on this day.

Optional Activities in Nepal (Price Subject to Change):

  • Paragliding in Pokhara. (USD 75 PP)

  • Ultra-light flight in Pokhara. (USD 120 PP, 15 Minutes)

  • Zip-flying in Pokhara. (USD 60 PP)

  • Bungee jumps in Kushma. (World’s 2nd highest, 228M) (USD 100 PP)

Note: You will keep your extra baggage at the hotel in Pokhara before you leave for the trekking program as you will return to Pokhara before you go back to Kathmandu. Doing so will make your trek smooth and easier to walk.

duration 30 Minutes
duration 210Km
descent 810m
trip-accomodation Moonlight Resort
trip-meals B
Day 03

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.

duration 6-8 Hours
duration 70Km
trip-accomodation Local Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
transportation On Private Basis
Day 04

Trek to Dobato

At 07:00 AM: After breakfast, you start your second-day trek towards Dobato. The trail today changes drastically into green pasture lands that provide a scenic view. There are no big trees and the landscape changes rapidly as soon as you head toward Dobato. Your guide will provide you with all the necessary information about the trail and the surrounding area. The distance between Tadhapani to Dobato is around 6 km which takes 5-6 hours to cover. Muldai is a few hundred meters away from Dobato and you can visit the viewpoint for a sunset view. Overnight at a local lodge or teahouse at Dobato.

duration 6-8 Hours
duration 12Km
ascent 2985m
trip-accomodation Local Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 05

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 you will pass through the forest of the 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 the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks can be seen. Overnight at Ghorepani teahouse.

duration 8-10 Hours
descent 2875m
trip-accomodation Local Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 06

Trek to Ulleri

At 05:30 AM: Today is the last day of your trek and you 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 visible from Poonhill. From here you will get a stunning view of mountains, valleys, and beautiful landscapes. You will then hike back to Ghorepani and have breakfast before moving down towards Ulleri. The trail to Ulleri is all going down through the Rhododendron Forest. The distance between Ghorepani to Ulleri is around 8 km which you can cover in around 3-4 hours as the trail follows downhill.  

From Ulleri you will take a jeep to Pokhara via Nayapul, and you will cover 52 km in around 2 and a half hours. Get refreshed once at the hotel and explore the lakeside area of Pokhara as it is more lively during the evening time. Have dinner at a fine restaurant enjoying the chill vibe. Overnight at a comfortable 3-star hotel near the lakeside area so that you can access local markets and comfortable restaurants easily.

duration 8-10 Hours
duration 70Km
descent 810m
trip-accomodation Moonlight Resort
trip-meals B,L
transportation On private basis
Day 07

Fly to Kathmandu

At 08:00 AM: Have breakfast before you return to Kathmandu at the hotel. Collect your baggage before you leave the hotel.  Your transportation will pick you up from the hotel and drop you off at the airport for your Kathmandu flight. (Flight duration from Kathmandu to Pokhara is 25-30 mins)

Our office representative will be eating at the Kathmandu airport for you, upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your respective hotel, Check in at the hotel. Spend your leisure day as you wish.   You can spend your time shopping for items such as handmade goods for souvenirs, explore the rustic beauty of the ancient city or treat yourself to a relaxing spa in Thamel after a week-long trek. Enjoy the leisure at Thamel as you wish, and in the evening, join us for a traditional Nepali Dinner (Thakali Cuisine) with a live performance of folk songs as a farewell (If you want to visit other places, we can arrange it for you with extra add ons)

duration 6-8 Hours
duration 210Km
ascent 1350m
trip-accomodation Kantipur Village
trip-meals B
Day 08


You will be free until your flight time, we will drop you at Kathmandu Airport 3 hours before your flight. you will get to the airport 3 hours before your flight time. Carry loads of souvenirs, memories, and lifetime experiences back home, and Have a safe home return! We hope you enjoyed the trip! If you plan to extend your stay, we (Altitude Himalaya) are more than happy to make your visit memorable and enjoyable.

duration 30 Minutes
duration 10Km
trip-accomodation Kantipur Village
trip-meals B
transportation On private basis

Trip Guide

The information about the Muldai Hill Trek is in-depth; feel free to contact us 24/7. We will be available on WhatsApp to assist you instantly. You can write an email if this trip doesn't fit your vacation schedule and requirements. Altitude Himalaya aims to offer the best possible travel experience to customers. Depending on the needs of the visitors and the group size, we customize each vacation package. We will put together a bespoke itinerary just for your private group.

Travel Insurance:

Travel insurance is important before traveling to a new place especially when you are traveling for adventure. Travel insurance covers risks such as loss of personal belongings, and any unexpected expenses. Travel insurance also covers sudden medical emergencies such as accidents. It also covers high-altitude emergency evacuation in case of trekking. Travel insurance is not compulsory but highly recommended.

Medical Emergency:

If you face any serious medical emergency during your trekking program you will immediately evacuate the place through Helicopter Rescue which the traveler’s insurance company will cover. While trekking to the highlands of Nepal you may face minor health issues such as scratches, headaches, etc. For such a situation, your guide carries a well-equipped first aid kit, ensuring nothing happens to you.

High-Altitude Sickness:

During the Trek, you will walk through gorgeous valleys, traditional villages, and thrilling highlands above 3,000m elevation. Altitude sickness is unpredictable; it can happen to anyone despite being physically and mentally fit. As you gain altitude, the chances of getting altitude sickness also slightly increase. To avoid getting altitude sickness you should drink 5-6 lt water per/day and food with high carbohydrates. Walking slowly and acclimatizing decreases the chances of getting altitude sickness. Focus on your breathing and maintain your walking pace.

Packing List Suggestions:

Having a good backpack and necessary gear makes trekking easier. It becomes more important if you are trekking at higher elevations. If you are wondering about what to pack for trekking to the Annapurna region, then you can check our complete guide on the Nepal Trekking Gear Checklist. While making a backpack, it is important to include clothing, essential items, and a first aid kit. In difficult times, a good backpack can be life-saving.

Do’s and Don’t:

  • Select the ideal time to travel. 

  • Select a reputed trekking/travel organization. 

  • Training and getting ready for any kind of situation are necessary.

  • Efficient packing is the key. (Nepal trekking gear checklist)

  • Carry all the necessary paperwork (ACAP, important permit, and TIM card).

  • Maintaining body hydration is important while traveling to high elevations.

  • Having the proper personal gear makes your journey more enjoyable.

  • Ask for permission before taking pictures and videos of the locals.

  • Respect the culture and people of the area.

  • Travel for experience and not for the sake of traveling.

  • Don’t litter, put trash in its place.

Why with Altitude Himalaya:

Altitude Himalaya is one of Nepal’s growing travel companies providing excellent service to its clients. We believe in providing quality experiences and memories. We are concerned about maintaining and following our own standard service that includes a private transfer, at least a 3-star hotel accommodation in urban areas, the best available lodges/tea houses at the trekking trails, and dedicated personalized assistance. Additionally, we also operate our trips in Bhutan and Tibet.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where is Muldai hill trek?

    Muldai Hill trek is a part of the Annapurna inner circuit trek which starts from Ghandruk village. It is one of the popular short treks in Nepal as it can be completed in a few days without any complication.

  • What kind of accommodations do we get throughout the trek program?

    You will stay in very comfortable 3-star hotels during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Whereas, you will stay at teahouses and local lodges during your trekking days with basic amenities.

  • Can a beginner take part in this trek?

    Yes, anyone can take part in this trek as this trek does not require any trekking experience. The trail is easy and well-maintained and you will be accompanied by a professional trekking guide making sure you don’t have any people during your trekking program.

  • Where do we keep our extra baggage during the trek?

    You can put your extra baggage either in the Kathmandu hotel or Pokhara hotel so that it is easier for you to travel and trek. You can carry your small bag with all the valuable and personal items required during the trek besides that you can deposit the baggers at the hotel and collect them afterward. Your baggage will be completely safe in the hotel.

  • What makes the Muldai Hill trek so unique from other treks in Nepal?

    Muldai Hill trek is less crowded than other trekking routes in the Annapurna Conservation area. It is one of the shortest treks from Pokhara. The view is nonetheless amazing and you can get a unique trekking experience without doing hardcore trekking. You will see celestial sunrise, sunset, and lovely nature along with a glorious mountain view.

Services Includes

  • 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.)

  • A 3 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.

  • A farewell Nepali dinner on your last night.

Services Excludes

  • 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. 

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