Taste of Annapurna Community Trek
12 days trip w/5 nights 06 days introductory-moderate TREK
Pure Community Eco-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
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 to Day08: Trek through the communities
Day09: Trek to Baiseri and travel to Pokhara
Day10: Return travel to Kathmandu
Day11: Free day in Kathmandu
Day12: Trip ends in Kathmandu
- NTH encourage the land transportation rather than air transportation, to minimise the negative impact on environmental, at least as least as possible!
- This trek can be also customised and arranged according to your date at any time!
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. Overall the meals provided are healthy and wholesome, hygienically prepared and served by trained cooks and staffs.
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.
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 communities but not just one person or individual. 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 (http://nepaladventure.com/responsible-tourism/).
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 with a little service charge. 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.
US$ 1280/person (Minimum 2 pax) on twin sharing basis
Above Cost INCLUDES
- Boutique or similar standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- All private and chartered land transport
- One half day heritage sightseeing tour
- Service of an experienced and English speaking guide
- Porter and support staffs for
- Accommodation in the community Eco-lodge and home-stay
- All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea and coffee)
- Staffs wages, food and insurance coverage
- One porter for each two customers and one support staff for the group size of 4 person
Above 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
DEPARTURES in 2017
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
17 Sept – 28 Sept, 02 Oct – 13 Oct, 09 Oct – 20 Oct, 16 Oct – 27 Oct, 27 Nov– 08 Dec, 04 Dec – 15 Dec, 11 Dec – 22 Dec, 18 Dec – 30 Dec
IncludedTaste of Annapurna Community Trek
Arrive Kathmandu and overnight hotel
Arrive Kathmandu and overnight hotel
Travel to Pokhara and hotel
To Galeswor and start trek
Trek to Nangi
Trek To Mohare
Trek to Danda Kharka
Trek to Tikot
Trek to Beni and Pokhara
Trip ends in Kathmandu