This rek is a community eco trail in Nepal which is known as Annapurna-Dhaulagiri Community trek which is established in 2010 with the financial support of UNDP and local community. This is a eco friendly trekking route in Annapurna region.
Main objective of this trek to developthe community of Myagdi Parbat district. This contribution will supportthe education system of community-based schools, sanitation, handicraft, local products in the villages.This route goes through the Annapurna Base camp trek and offers you a mixture of fabulous landscape and great cultural experience. It is an off-beaten trek which offers you to see the opportunity of real Nepali life while walking in quiet and peace without the crowd that you can usually find on other trails.
You will have a combination of community home-stay and community lodges during your trek in every village. Every village has community based small souvenir shop where you can find local projects. The benefit will go directly to local community not to the single person.You could customize your plan and we will make the itinerary according your interest. Outline itinerary has been published on this web. Himalaya family Adventure is organizing this trek around the year. This trek is not difficult but most important for the people who love the real Nepali life, culture, true nature. why not to visit once?
|Fitness Level||: Moderate||Max-Altitude||: 4130 m.|
|Duration||: 16||Group Size||:1-10|
|Best Season||: Nepal for all Season (Any Time)|
Day 1 :Arrival to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Day 2 :Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Day 3 :Drive/Fly to Pokhara
Day 4 :Drive to Beni- 3hrs.- Galeshwor- Trek to Banskharka 1526m./3hrs.
Day 5 :Trek to Nangi Village 2330m./6hrs.
Day 6 :Trek to Mohore Danda 3360m./7hrs.
Day 7 :Trek to Tikot Village 2250m./7hrs.
Day 8 :Trek to swanta village 2270m./6hrs.
Day 9 :Trek to Chistibang 3000m. /5hrs.
Day 10 :Trek to Khopra Danda 3640m./ 3 hrs.
Day 11 :Climb up to Khayar Lake 4660m. –Back to Khopra Danda (Side trip=Optional)
Day 12 :Trek to Paudwar Village 2000m./ 4hrs.
Day 13 :Trek to Tatopani (Hot Spring) 1160m. 4 hrs.
Day 14 :Drive to Pokhara 6hrs.
Day 15 :Fly/Drive to Kathmandu (Flight 40 Minute, Drive 7 hrs.)
Day 16 :Departure
The Accommodation is community home stay, Dinning Hall, clean and much typical room. common bathroom with toilet. Few places has guest house with continental food. Free WIFI most of places, solar power-24 hour, Battery charging facilities, Hot Shower.
Most of places served with local organic food, soup-vegetable from the garden, few places has continental food, We will provide 3 meals a day (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner) with hot drinks (Tea/Coffee).
Day 1 : Arrival to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), our company representative will welcome you and drive towards the designated hotel. After a rest for a while, we will give a short briefing about our program and you will be provided with a Typical Nepali welcome Dinner in the evening.
Day 2 : Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Next day, we provide sightseeing guided by an expert to visit many beautiful places listed in the UNESCO heritage sites such as the Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Durbar Square and many more.
Day 3 : Drive/Fly to Pokhara
Either you will take a flight OR Drive by tourist coach from Kathmandu to Pokhara through prithvi high way which will take you around 7 hrs including a time for lunch. we will drop you to the hotel in lake side pokhara, refreshment. In the evening, you can enjoy boating at Phewa lake with the views of Annapurna Himalayan ranges. Overnight at Hotel.
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 Enjoing 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.
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
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)
Above itinerary can be customized as per our guest specific requirements and can make shorter or longer. We are very flexible to update.