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Classic Annapurna Community Trek

Classic Annapurna Community Trek

$1680 per person

17 days Trip with 11 Days moderate to strenuous TREK
TripCode: ADECO03

This trek, “Classic Community Eco-lodge treks”, is an extended version of the “Taste of Community Eco-Lodge Trek”, 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/Narchang village. Before driving back to Pokhara, you could visit the hot spring at Tatopani too.

Trip highs

  • Spectacular views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range
  • The 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

 

ITINERARY outline

Day01: Arrive Kathmandu and overnight hotel
Day02: Half day heritage sightseeing, o/n hotel
Day03: Travel to Pokhara and hotel
Day04: To Galeswor and start trek
Day05: Trek
Day06: Trek
Day07: Trek
Day08: Trek
Day09: Trek
Day10: Trek
Day11: Trek
Day12: Trek
Day13: Trek
Day14: Trek and Pokhara
Day15: Trek to Tatopani and return Pokhara
Day17: Return Kathmandu and leisure day
Day17: Trip concludes

NOTES
NTH encourage the land transportation rather than air, to minimise the environmental impact
This trek can be also customised and arranged according to your date and duration
Trek can be combined with Seti Rafting and Chitwan wildlife safari or just with one of the activities

Please contact us for more information or detailed itinerary in one of these email contacts as [email protected][email protected][email protected]
Trip BASICS

The Treks
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, in a different are, even so, close to the mountains and people. 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 by the communities themselves that is creating the opportunities for works and their capacity building. This directly provides the economic benefit 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 (level of difficulty): Introductory to Moderate Adventure

The highest point on this trek is 3300m. The trek is categorised as an introductory to the moderate adventure that can fairly easy. However, it can also be quite strenuous for some people, at some points, (as it’s known, Nepal is a hilly and mountainous country). Anybody with some reasonable level of physical and mental fitness can enjoy this walk greatly.

People with some chronic health problems are advised to choose after their medical consultation only or choose accordingly that can be suitable for them. At the same time, you are advised to prepare yourself with some work out well before undertaking this trek.

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 and winter and spring to summer before the monsoon starts. It can be cold especially at the highest point whenever you go. During the later summer, the wet season lasts till September, when the lush green surroundings and mountain flowers along the trail contrast with the mountains, making this a breath-taking time to come. The rain sometimes can make it little uncomfortable, but it is possible to enjoy the trek during this time too.

Food and drink

The food provided along the trail is simple Nepali food that mostly comes only from this area. The vegetables and other food stuff are organically grown locally. The main meal is called Dal Bhat that consists of rice, lentil soup, vegetables (curried and plain), local salads, pickles and chicken or mutton, sometimes with buffalo meat. Canned foods are also almost non-existence or are used very occasionally. Roti or bread made of wheat, barley and millet; noodles; and a mix of some Nepali and western food support the main meals. Overall the meals provided are healthy and wholesome, hygienically prepared and served by trained cooks and staff.

For drinking water, we strongly advise you to bring one or two-litre 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.

Accommodation
For accommodation home-stay in two places and rest community lodges.

Being RESPONSIBLE towards the local and environment!

Choosing this trip is definitely a responsible trip of your lifetime. This is a trek that has a really good purpose, as you are providing economic benefits directly to the community. At the same time, by choosing NTH, you are using a responsible travel company that is supporting the communities, as well as one, that follows the environment-friendly policy.

The lodges and community houses all belong to local people. The majority of the money that comes from you, is given to the communities, with the rest covering only the expenses of professional guides and other costs like transport. Staff will be happy to provide advice and tips on how to be sensitive and respect the cultures and places along the trail, and how to keep the environment undisturbed.

Trip COST:
US$ 1680/person on twin sharing

Above COST includes

Boutique or similar standard tourist hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per itinerary
All private and chartered land transport as per itinerary
Half day heritage sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
Service of an experienced and English speaking guide from NTH
Local support and porter staffs
Accommodation in the community Eco-lodge and home-stay
All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea and coffee and snacks)
Staffs wages, food and insurance coverage
One porter for each two customers and one support staff for the group size of 4person
Cost of trekking permit (TIMs) and cost of nature conservation fees
Above 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
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DEPARTURES 2017

Spring/Summer
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

DEPARTURES 2018

Spring/Summer
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
  • Included
    Classic Annapurna Community Trek
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 ends
Fly back home of joining any other activities or tour

TOUR LOCATION

Pokhara

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

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