Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Trek

Trip cost:

US$1256  

 

 

Duration 

-16 Days 

Max-Altitude 

  -4660 mtr.

Destination 

-Nepal 

Fitness Level 

  -Moderate 

Group Size 

-1-10 

Category 

  -Lodge Trek 

Description:

Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Trek project (the name of the map is Community-managed Ecotrail_Mohare-Khopra-Khayar Lake) was established in 2010 with the financial support of UNDP/MEDEP and village contribution. This is an unique trekking route in Nepal due to its objective – to develop the community of Parbat and Myagdi Districts in order to support the education system of community based schools in the villages. The route offers you a mixture between fabulous landscape and great culture experience. This is an “off-beaten” trek which gives you the opportunity to see the real Nepali life while walking in quiet and peace without the crowd that you can usually find in other trails. During your trek, you will have a combination of community home-stay and community lodges. In each village you can visit the local projects and buy some of the local products. The benefits from your visit will reach the whole community and will not go to one individual person. There are many options of itineraries for this trek. Any trekker can adjust this route according to their desire and interest.

Itinerary:

Day 1 : Arrival to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

We will meet at the Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport waiting with your Name plate and would drive to your hotel. After Fresh up, we will meet and talk about the program. In evening we will provide you Typical Nepali welcome Dinner.

Day 2 : Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

The next morning after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around the Kathmandu valley. You will visit center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Hindu Temple and Swyambhunath. These are very ancient and historical pride of Nepal importantly enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflects the uniqueness and diversity in Nepalese culture. On journey back to hotel, you can travel around the local areas, gullies and lifestyle. You can perhaps take relaxed walk through the famous streets like Thamel.

Day 3 : Drive/Fly to Pokhara

Either take a flight OR Drive by tourist coach from Kathmandu to Pokhara by scenic Prihivi high way which will take you about 6 hour drive including a time for lunch on the way. The Bus will drop you to the hotel. Welcome drinks will be served in hotel than short time for refreshment. In the evening you can go for boating trip on Phewa Lake will follow where you can enjoy the spectacular views of Annapurna Himalayan Range reflected in all it's glory in the calm green waters of the lake and visit the Barahi temple which is only accessible by boat. f you take a flight, it takes only 45 minute. Overnight at Guesthouse. (BLD)

Day 4 : Drive to Beni- 3hrs.- Galeshwor- Trek to Banskharka 1526m./3hrs.

After Breakfast at Hotel, we will drive by tourist car to Beni for 3 hour. After reaching Beni (900mtr.), 30 minute short walk to lunch place at Galeshwor. Then crossing the suspension bridge at Lame AAhal above Kaligandaki River than climb to Banskharka village. It offers mesmerizing views of landscape/downhill, Dhaulagiri Mountain ranges, Organic farm, Orange garden, typical village, very friendly local people. You will be welcoming by local community staff at Community dinning hall with fresh Orange Juice. After short refreshment, escort to room at typical home-stay with local family. Dinner will be serve at Community Dinning hall. BLD

Day 5 : Trek to Nangi Village 2330m./6hrs.

After Having hot Breakfast at Banskharka, we follows the north-west up hill to Danda Kateri (2009 mtr.) through the forest walk with beautiful nature walk. There is no any tea houses till Danda Karetri, while arriving Danda Kateri than we will take lunch at Community Dinning Hall with the views of Dhaulagiri ranges and closer view of Nangi Village. Easy trail continuous heading the Nangi village. Overnight at Nangi Community Lodge. Nangi is small village in the mid-hills of Nepal which is located in western Nepal on the Southern flank of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges of the Himalayas. While members of the village have been working to develop Nangi’s resources and build needed facilities for the community, the people have also tried to maintain their way of life, constructing homes, preparing food, and preserving traditions that have been practiced by the community for countless generations. They have Local handicraft, Lokta Paper products, Fish Farming, Mushroom Farming and so on. They will preform Traditional culture activities on request. Free WIFI is available. BLD.

Day 6 : Trek to Mohore Danda 3360m./7hrs.

After Enjyoing at Nangi Village, the trail leads all the way uphill to Hampal Danda (Pass) 3098mtr. It will be beautiful walk through the jungle. Packed lunch will be recommended because there is not any tea house till Mohore Danda. You will make dry picnic at Humpal Pass and gradually trek to Mohore Danda. Mohare Danda is the ‘high road’ alternative to the Ghorepani Trek, and follows an alternative trail up from Pokhara itself up to Banskharka, along to Nangi and Mohare. The treks are along scented forests of oak, rhododendron and spruce and sometimes along exposed ridges that offer exhilarating views of Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Gurja Himal, Tukuche Peak, Dhampus Peak, Nilgiri (7061m.), Barha Shikhar, Annapurna I (8091m) Annapurna South (7219m.), Machhapuchhre/Fishtail (6993m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Lamjung Himal (6983m.), Manaslu (8163m.) and many peaks. Mohare Danda Trek is an initiative of Magsaysay winner Mahabir Pun who has developed a unique concept of eco-trekking that benefits the environment and development of the area. Free WIFI is available. BLD.

Day 7 : Trek to Tikot Village 2250m./7hrs.

Eary Morning, you will weak up for beautiful sunrise to the Himalayas, You will watch the views of Pokhara Valley as well. Mohore Danda offers, stunning Panoramic views of Himalayas as well as the hills, beautiful landscape, rivers, terrece and so on.. After taking Hot Breakfast, the trail leads down hill to the Danda Kharka than gradually slope/up-down (Nepali Flat) to the Tikot Village throght the Jungle of Rhododendrun, Oaks, Pines.. Local People of Community will welcomes you and show their Home stay with very. They are very friendly, hospitality and kind. They will serve you Organic food at the community Dinning Hall. You will spend overnight at their small home stay. It is situated at 2250 M. Perhaps one of the most beautiful villages in this trek. Tikot rests on one side of a smooth ridge in front of the Annapurna and right above the Kali Gandaki. This is the settlement of Pun Magar village. Free WiFi facility is avialable. BLD

Day 8 : Trek to swanta village 2270m./6hrs.

After Breakfast at Tikot, we will start our trek up and down hill to Khibang (2060m.) Village with the standing views of Annapurna South and the beautiful walk through local village. You will have hot Lunch at Khibang Community Dinning Hall and continue walk to Swanta through the large Magar Village Shikha. You should register your trekking permit at Shikha checkpost (Annapurna Conservation Area Project ACAP), there you will cross the mail trekking trail to Ghorepani/Jomsom. After Shikha, the trail leads flat walk to Ghar Khola and cross the suspension bridge than step climb walk to Swanta Village at 2270m. Swanta Village is very quite and beautiful where you will eat fresh vegetable and food. Hot shower and Free WIFI is available. BLD

Day 9 : Trek to Chistibang 3000m. /5hrs.

Leaving Swanta, Gradually walk through the north side of Jungle, after crossing the Dhasta Khore river and step climb to Chistibang. It has only two community lodges in the middle of jungle. You will watch the views of Ghorepani, Shikha and Dhaulagiri Mountain. Free WIFI is available. BLD.

Day 10 : Trek to Khopra Danda 3640m./ 3 hrs.

After Breakfast at Chistibang, you will starts your walk up to Khopra Danda through the rocky path. It takes around 3 hours by normal walk. You will take hot lunch at Khopra. Khopra Danda is the main view point of this trek. It offers mesmerizing views of Dhaulagiri ranges, Annapurna Ranges. With no doubt, one of the most impressive views anyone can experience of the Himalayas. Khopra is an isolated spot that literally stands on one side of Annapurna South at 3660m, above tree-line, higher than clouds and the planes that pass by between Pokhara and Jomsom. You can see the deepest gorge in the world. Its Located in between two high Mountain (Dhaulagiri 8167m. and Annapurna 8091m.). Overnight at Khopra. Free WIFI is available. BLD

Day 11 : Climb up to Khayar Lake 4660m. –Back to Khopra Danda (Side trip=Optional)

Side Trip: If you are Physically and mentally ok, then why not to visit Khayar Barahi Lake at 4660 mtr. Thgis route is quite longe, it takes around 9/10 hours with normal walk (go and Back), there is not any tea house, you will find only yak/sheep shelter, lakes, water-stream, blue sheep, deer, mountain birds. There are many rest point, temples, (Deuralis), the last part is very step climb up to the Khayar Lake. After reaching the Lake, you will feel and realize what you have done.. there is no words to explain, it looks like paradise. Amazing!!! Back to Khopra Danda. (Pack lunch, energy drink, snakes, water is highly recommended). BLD

Day 12 : Trek to Paudwar Village 2000m./ 4hrs.

Leaving Khopra with Hot Breakfast, you will follow the west-left trail all the way down hill through the Rhododendron forest. Paudwar village is large pun Magar typical village. It is also know as gateway to Khayar Barahi Temple.. (Pau" means foot and Dwar" means way). This village has local products, agriculture farm, vegetables, cheese factory, school. You will taste the yak/goat cheese here. Free wIFI is available. BLD

Day 13 : Trek to Tatopani (Hot Spring) 1160m. 4 hrs.

It takes around 3 hour down hill to Kaligandaki river, after crossing the long suspension bridge than few minute walk to Tatopani Village where you will enjoy the hot spring bath in the bank of Kaligandaki river. It is like a natural massage for you after the trek. Tatopani is more commercial compare other places in this trek. There are many Lodges with hot shower, this place is also the regular path to Mustang-Jomsom valley. There are many pilgrims pass by this place to visit the popular pilgrimage site Muktinath 3800m. at Lower Mustang. Overnight at Tatopani. Free WIFI is available. BLD.

Day 14 : Drive to Pokhara 6hrs.

After Enjoying at Tatopani, Today, you will take transport back to Pokhara. It takes 5/6 hours drive to Pokhara. The Bumpy road follows the kaligandaki riverside to the Beni and regular paved road back to Pokhara. You will have lunch at Lumle than continue drive to Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara. BLD.

Day 15 : Fly/Drive to Kathmandu (Flight 40 Minute, Drive 7 hrs.)

Today you will take either flight Or drive back to Kathmandu. If you take a flight, it takes only 40 minute to Kathmandu and if you take land transport, it takes 6/7 hours to Kathmandu through the Prithvi Highway. Overnight at Hotel. BL.

Day 16 : Departure

So, Today is the last day in Nepal for this tour, Our representative will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport by tourist vehicle. Wishing you safe journey back to onward destination and waiting for your next visit. Bye Bye.. Naturally Nepal, Once is not enough. Come as a tourist, stay as a Family and go as a Friend.

Cost Include

Airport  pick up and drop by tourist car
Welcome dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant
Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley by tourist vehicle
3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
One English Speaking Govt. License holder Trekking Guide
Trekking Permit and  TIMS permit
Trekking Porters (2 clients = 1 Porter)
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with hot drinks during treks
First Aid Kit and Trekking Duffel Bag for Porters
Tea House accommodation during the trek
All necessary land transport by tourist vehicles
Nepali staff salary, food, accommodation, Insurance, equipments.
Sleeping Bags and Down Jacket (to be return

Cost Exclude

International air fare and Nepal Visa Fee
Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara accept Breakfast
Personal expenses: (Laundry, phone calls, dry foods, cold drinks, Bar bills)
Temple/Monastery entrance fees
Extra night of Accommodation and extra days of trek
Travel Insurance and rescue flights
Late arrival and late departure extra night
Additional activities (Safari-Bungee-Paragliding-Rafting and so on..)
Tipping to Nepali staff (Guide and Porters)

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