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Classic COMMUNITY Trail

Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Eco-trail 17 Days Trip

Classic COMMUNITY Trail

$1680 per person

Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Eco-trail
17 Days Trip
TripCode: ADECO03

This trek is an extended version of the “Taste of Community Eco-Lodge Trail”, that takes you into much closer contact with the spectacular Himalayas, visiting more local communities, hence spreading the support to more villages. This trek offers a close-up experience of the local culture and the fantastic and inspiring mountains views. The first four days, you visit the same villages as the other shorter trek (Taste of Community Eco-Lodge Trek), but on day five, the trail heads towards the north to the stunning Khopra ridge and makes a descend down to the deepest gorge  formed by the holy Kali Gandaki via the slate-roofed settlements of Paudar village. Before driving back to Pokhara, you could visit the hot spring at Tatopani too.

Trip HIGHS

~Spectacular views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range

~Magar and Gurung village
~communities

~Eco-lodge accommodation -responsible tourism at its best

~Trekking in natural & pristine forest

~rich is birdlife and other wildlife

~Alpine sacred Lake Khayer

The Trek
This trek starts from Galeshwor after Beni located to the west of Pokhara and travels through the villages Nangi, Tikot and Swanta, Paudawr via spectacular viewpoints of Mohare Hills and Khopra ridge. You will be walking from some 6-7 hours in average, though sometimes it’s much less and sometimes longer.

Why choose this trek!
This trek is a great medium duration trek suitable for all kinds of outdoor lovers. The trail stays on off the beaten track. This is an also a trek with great purpose! Trekkers will enjoy more, as this is community-based tourism with genuine eco-sense and offers all the components such as great mountain views, real village life cultural experience, natural environment, friendly people, real trekking or walking experience. The added highlight is, all the lodges are fully managed and run by the communities themselves, directly benefitting economically and employment generation for the whole communities. They are also involved in community organic farms (the orange juice factory), a school for higher secondary levels, community forest and many other activities collectively.

Trip grade or level of difficulty
Moderate to strenuous Adventure, with the highest being 3600 (Khopra)-4600m (Lake)

Season/time to go on this trek
This trek can be done throughout the year. However, if you are looking for settled weather and clear mountain views, it’s the autumn, winter to spring and summer.

Food, Drinks and Accommodation

All the meals and accommodations are catered by the communities in community managed lodges and homestay.  Most of the food items come from the villages only and cooks are trained to prepare the tasty and hygienic food items.

 

For drinking water, we strongly advise you to bring one or two-liter water bottles to refill with boiled and treated water, as plastic mineral water bottles are discouraged for environmental reasons. The water bottle can be filled at the lodges whenever you need or at the lunch stops.\

Trip COST
US$ 1680/person on twin sharing

Above COST includes

~Boutique standard tourist hotel

~All private and chartered land transport

~Heritage sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

~Service of an experienced and English speaking guide

~Local support and Porter 

~Accommodation

~All meals 

~TIMs and nature conservation fees

~Staffs wages, food and insurance coverage

~Govt tax

 

Cost DOES not include

Your travel insurance cost incur due to any unforeseen event, cost of personal nature, flights, visa or airport tax., bottled drinks and beverage, meals in Kathmandu, extra porter and tipping

DEPARTURES 

Autumn/Winter 2017
29 Sept – 15 Oct, 14 Oct – 30 Oct, 27 Oct – 12 Nov
03 Nov – 19 Nov , 17 Nov – 03 Dec , 24 Nov – 10 Dec and 08 Dec – 24 Dec

Spring/Summer 2018
17 Mar – 02 April, 31 Mar – 16 April, 01 April – 17 April, 14 April – 30 April, 05 May – 21 May, 19 May – 04 June, 02 June – 18 June, 09 June – 29 June

Autumn/Winter 2017
29 Sept – 15 Oct, 14 Oct – 30 Oct, 27 Oct – 12 Nov
03 Nov – 19 Nov , 17 Nov – 03 Dec , 24 Nov – 10 Dec and 08 Dec – 24 Dec

16 Nights 17 Days
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Kathmandu
  • Departure Time
    TBA
  • Return Time
    TBA
  • Included
    Classic COMMUNITY Trail
1
Arrive Kathmandu
Meet at Kathmandu airport and transfer to your hotel, on BB basis
2
Sightseeing and preparation
Half day heritage sightseeing, overnight hotel on BB
3
To Pokhara
Travel to Pokhara by land and overnight hotel on BB basis  
4
To Bas Kharka
To Galeswor and start trek, overnight community lodge/homestay  with LD
5
To Nangi
Trek and overnight, BLD
6
To Mohare Hill
Trek and overnight, BLD
7
To Danda Kharka
Trek and overnight, BLD
8
To Tikot
Trek and overnight, BLD
9
To Swanta
Trek and overnight, BLD
10
To Dhan Kharka
Trek and overnight, BLD
11
To Khopra
Trek and overnight, BLD
12
At Khopra
Day at Khopra with optional hike to the lake or rest, BLD
13
To Paudwar
Trek to Paudwar village, BLD
14
To Pokhara
Trek and drive to Pokhara, BL, and hotel on BB basis
15
Kathmandu
Travel back to Kathmandu by land, and hotel on BB basis
16
Day in Kathmandu
Free day in Kathmandu and hotel on BB bais
17
Trip concludes
The trip concludes in Kathmandu. You may fly back home or consider joining any other activities or tour with us. This tour can be also customised and combined with river rafting and Chitwan national park for wildlife safari at the end. Please free free to write to us.

TOUR LOCATION

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This trekking location is in famous Annapurna and Dhaulagiri area, north of Pokhara city, a great are for trekking and nature tours