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Annapurna Dhaulagiri Mini

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Pure Community Eco-trekking trail – an ethical and sustainable trek !
TripCode: ADECO01
11 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 initiated in 2010 officially by Nature Treks with the community of Myagdi. 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!

Trip Highs

  • Spectacular (best) views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range
  • Local Magar community culture
  • One and only Community-based tourism model in the country
  • Sustainable and ethical journey
  • Natural forest biodiversity ( rich birdlife and other wildlife)
  • Purely community managed under the local school

 

The  Trek

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, “Annapurna Dhaulagiri Mini Ecotrail”  is a great short trek suitable for all kinds of trekkers and 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 – September to May are the best!

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.

Accommodations
For accommodation Community homestay and community lodges are used, that has simple and clean bed

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 )

10 Nights 11 Days
8+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Kathmandu
  • Departure Time
    TBA
  • Return Time
    TBA
  • Included
    Annapurna Dhaulagiri Mini
1
Arrive Kathmandu
Arrive and meet in Kathmandu airport and transfer to your hotel Orientation in hotel followed by welcome dinner in the evening. Overnight hotel
2
Heritage Tour
Day in Kathmandu for heritage tour and last minute preparation or free afternoon. After breakfast, your first half will be used for guided heritage sightseeing tour and second half free to explore around and preparation. Overnight hotel
3
To Pokhara
After breakfast, start your day with a travel to Pokhara by land by private transportation. Explore the Lakeside (time permitting) in the afternoon and dine in local restaurant by the lake. Overnight hotel
4
Trek
After breakfast, travel to to Galeswor for some 3-4 hours and start trek for about 3-4 hours (approx) Overnight at Bas Kharka Community homestay
5
Trek
Continue trek over the hill and through the forest to Dandakateri, where you will have lunch, before continuing your easy trek through the village, farmland and forest Depending on your arrival time in Nangi, explore the area, school and community activities around. Nangi is the centre of this community trail project and has many community activities going on. Enjoy the evening meals and overnight at Community lodge!
6
Trek
A longer day and to the highest point of this trek, but through the amazing and beautiful forest, ridge trails of  rhododendrons and other alpine vegetation. Upon arrival at Mohare Danda (Hill), enjoy the warm tea before getting checked in. And enjoy the afternoon with wonderful sunsetting view and and the mountains. Mohare Hill located at 3300m is the main highlight of the trek for amazing Himalayan views and landscapes till Pokhara valley in the night. Overnight Community lodge
7
Trek
Make sure to wake up early today for sunrise over the Himalayan peak. Enjoy the spectacular mountains views that extends from Gorkha Himal to Dhaulagiri in the west with warm tea or coffee. The view is amazing- the sunrise over the mountains, snow clad mountain, green hills and beautiful valleys around. After enjoying the morning spectaculars continue your trek down to to Danda Kharka, another Community lodge located amidst the rhododendron forest. A relaxed day at the lodge Overnight community lodge
8
Trek
Wonderful to wake up in the middle of the forest with the view of Dhaulagiri mountains. After your leisure breakfast, you will start through the pasture,creeks, rhododendron forest and forest ridge to arrive at a small and beautiful sacred pond area. Continue to another ridge to descend down to the village of Tikot in Histan, where you will enjoy the cultural evening (for the group) Overnight community homestay/lodge
9
Trek and Pokhara
After enjoying the time in Tikot on your day out, you descend down to Kaligandaki river valley and drive to Beni and wrap of your excellent trek. After lunch at Beni, travel back to Pokhara Overnight hotel in Pokhara
10
To Kathmandu
Travel back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel
11
Trip ends in Kathmandu
This trip concludes in Kathmandu   What's NEXT At the same time 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 )

TOUR LOCATION

Myagdi District, west Nepal

Nangi and Mohare on the lap of majestic mountains of  Annapurna and Dhaulagiri is located to the north and slightly west of Kathmandu

DEPARTURES: Taste of Annapurna Dhaulagiri Eco-trail an ethical TREK

Autumn/Winter 2019
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
2020 Departures 

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

TRIP COST: US$ 1295/person (Minimum 2 pax) on twin sharing basis

Cost INCLUDE

  • 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*
  • Accommodation
  • 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.

NOTE: Also please ask for trek only cost with or without private/tourist coach/flights
Apart from above-given departures date the trek and tour can be customised at any time of the year. For detailed program and BOOKING please contact us in any of these emails as: [email protected] or [email protected] or [email protected]