Taste of Community Eco Trek
Pure Community Eco-trekking trail experience
12 days trip Trek
This trek, “Taste of Annapurna Community Eco-treks”, is the short journey that makes a perfect small circuit through the pure communities and natural areas, and is suitable for anyone including for family. The trek takes you through the orange farm, beautiful villages and the stunning viewpoint of 3300m with the pristine rhododendron forest. You experience the real local culture, wilderness, and nature at its best, in a peaceful and intact environment, surrounded by mountains that Nepal is famous for.
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 and the stunning viewpoint. Experience the real local culture, wilderness, and nature at its best, in a peaceful and intact environment
Why choose this trek!
The “Taste of Community Eco-Trails” 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, 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 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, with the highest point being 3300m
Season/time to go on this trek
This trek can be done throughout the year. For settled weather and clear mountain views – autumn to winter and spring to summer before the monsoon starts.
Food and drink
Simple Nepali and Nepali type food that mostly comes only from this area, that mainly of vegetables and other foodstuffs are organically grown locally.
For drinking water, we strongly advise you to bring one or 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 stops.
For accommodation home-stay in two places and rest community lodges.
US$ 1280/person (Minimum 2 pax) on twin sharing basis
~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
Winter/Spring/Summer 2017 and 2018
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 and 16 June – 27 June
Apart from above-given departures date. the trek and tour can be organised any time of the year….
IncludedTaste of Community Eco Trek
Day in Kathmandu
To Bas Kharka
To Danda Kharka
Trek to Beni and Pokhara