Taste of Annapurna Dhaulagiri
Pure Community Eco-trekking trail – an ethical and sustainable trek !
12 days trip with 5 night 6 day Introductory to moderate trek
This is an ethical and sustainable approach, on the pure community based journey, first of its kind in the country, that was started in 2010 officially. The trail makes a perfect short circuit through the communities and natural areas with spectacular mountain views and scenic landscapes. It is suitable for anyone including for family. The orange farm,community forest and sustainable community works, beautiful villages and the stunning viewpoint, wilderness, and nature at its best, in a peaceful and intact environment. At the same time the real people and local culture are other added values of this journey!
Spectacular (best) views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range
Rich Magar communities and culture
Community-based tourism – responsible tourism at its best
Natural forest with biodiversity especially birds life along the trail
This short trek makes a perfect circuit through the beautiful villages, farmland, pristine forest and the stunning viewpoint. Experience the real local culture, wilderness, and nature at its best, in a peaceful and intact environment. The trek usually starts in the early morning after the breakfast with lunch break in the mid-day and overnights at the designated community areas. The average walking duration is 5-6 hours with some days shorter or even longer. The duration varies and depends on the individual and weather entirely.
This trekking trail is categorized as Introductory to Moderate Adventure, with the highest point being 3300m at Mohare Hill
Why choose this trek!
This trek, “Taste of Annapurna Dhaulagiri” is a great short trek suitable for all kinds of outdoor lovers even for the family adventure. The trail stays on off the beaten track, in a different area, in spite of being very close to the popular trail. The most important thing is, it’s close to the mountains and people. This is also a trek with great purpose, making it an ethical approach! Trekkers will enjoy more, as this is pure community-based tourism with genuine eco-sense at the same time offering all the components such as great mountain views, real village life cultural experience, natural environment, friendly people, real walking experience. In addition, all the lodges are fully managed by the communities themselves, that is creating the opportunities for jobs and their capacity building. This directly provides the economic benefit for the whole communities. They are also involved community organic farms (the orange juice factory), a school for higher secondary levels, community forest and many other activities collectively.
Season/time to go on this trek
This trek can be done throughout the year. Though, for settled weather and clear mountain views – the months of September, October through Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, March, April and May are great before the monsoon starts.
Food and drink
Simple Nepali type food that mostly comes only from this area, that mainly consists of vegetables, rice, wheat/corn/buckwheat products.The vegetables are also organically grown locally.
For drinking water, we strongly advise you to bring two-liter water bottles (Nalgene) to refill with boiled or 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 stop.
For accommodation home-stay in two places and rest community lodges.
What next, after the the trek?
According to your time available and interest, after this trek you may also consider visit Chitwan national park before heading back, a perfect place to chill out and enjoy the wildlife safari tour. Or join us on our Seti Gandaki or Kaligandaki River (trips organised by our professional sister company Ultimate Descents Nepal )
IncludedTaste of Annapurna Dhaulagiri
Day in Kathmandu
To Bas Kharka
To Danda Kharka
Trek to Beni and Pokhara
DEPARTURES: Taste of Annapurna Dhaulagiri Eco-trail an ethical TREK
17 Jan - 28 Jan / 26 Jan - 06 Feb / 08 Feb - 20 Feb / 17 Feb - 01 March / 23 Mar – 03 April / 30 Oct – 10 Nov / 06 Nov – 17 Nov / 13 Nov– 24 Nov / 27 April – 08 May / 04 May – 15 May / 11 May – 22 May / 18 May – 29 May / 25 May – 06 June / 01 June – 12 June / 08 June – 19 June / 16 June – 27 June / 01 Sept-12 Sept / 07 Sept-18 Sept / 12 Sept-23 Sept / 17 Sept-28 Sept / 22 Sept-03 Oct / 27 Sept-08 Oct / 03 Oct-14 Oct / 8 Oct-19 Oct / 14 Oct - 25 Oct / 21 Oct-01 Nov / 26 Oct- 06 Nov / 02 Nov-13 Nov / 7 Nov-18 Nov / 12 Nov-23 Nov / 17 Nov - 28 Nov / 21 Nov -02 Dec / 27 Nov- 08 Dec / 01 Dec - 12 Dec / 6 Dec - 18 Dec / 11 Dec - 22 Dec / 17 Dec-28 Dec
- Boutique or similar standard hotel
- All privately chartered land transport
- Half day heritage sightseeing tour
- Service of an experienced and English speaking guide/leader
- Porter and support staffs*
- All meals (BLD)
- Staffs wages, food, and insurance coverage
- Community visit and cultural show*
Cost does NOT include
Your travel insurance cost incur due to any unforeseen events, cost of personal nature, flights, visa or airport tax, bottled drinks and beverages, meals in Kathmandu, extra porter, and tipping etc.