Classic COMMUNITY Trail
Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Eco-trail
16 Nights 17 Days Trip
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.
~Spectacular views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range
~Magar and Gurung communities
~Eco-lodge accommodation -probably the first pure community managed and run area
~Trekking in natural & pristine forest
~Rich is birdlife and other wildlife
~Alpine and sacred Lake Khayer
This trek starts from Galeshwor after Beni located to the west of Pokhara and travels through the villages Nangi, Tikot and Swanta, Paudwar 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.\
US$ 1698/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
~TIMs and nature conservation fees
~Staffs wages, food and insurance coverage
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
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
11 Feb-27 Feb, 17 Feb-02 Mar, 07 Mar-23 Mar, 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
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, 15 Dec-31 Dec, 21 Dec-06 Jan 2018 , 23 Dec-08 Jan, 31 Dec-16 Jan, 07 Jan – 23 Jan
IncludedClassic COMMUNITY Trail
Sightseeing and preparation
To Bas Kharka
To Mohare Hill
To Danda Kharka
To Dhan Kharka
Day in Kathmandu