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Classic Annapurna Dhaulagiri

$1698 per person

Ethical Trekking journey  on Classic COMMUNITY Trail
16 Nights 17 Days Trip with 
TripCode: ADECO03

This ethical trek is an extended journey of short Annapurna-Dhaulagiri ,  “Taste of Annapurna Dhaulagiri Trail”, that takes you into much closer contact with the spectacular Himalayas, visiting more local communities, that benefits more communities enhancing your local experience. This trek offers a close-up and an inspiring experience the local culture with spectacular mountain views. The trail takes you though the beautiful villages, continuing to the stunning Khopra, that is the southern ridge of Annapurna South (7200m), with optional visit to the pristine alpine lake of Khayer before descending down to the deepest gorge  of holy Kali Gandaki via the slate-roofed settlements of Paudar village to adventurous drive back to Pokhara via Beni

Trip HIGHS

Spectacular views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range

Magar and Gurung communities

Eco-lodge accommodation -probably the first pure community managed and run area

Trekking in natural & pristine forest

Rich is birdlife and other wildlife

Alpine and sacred Lake Khayer

The Trek
This trek starts from Galeshwor after Beni located to the west of Pokhara and travels through the villages Nangi, Tikot and Swanta, Paudwar 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. 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 and run by the communities themselves, directly benefitting economically and employment generation 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 or level of difficulty
Moderate to strenuous Adventure, with the highest being 3600 (Khopra)-4600m (Lake)

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, winter to spring and summer.

Food, Drinks and Accommodation

All the meals and accommodations are catered by the communities in community managed lodges and homestay.  Most of the food items come from the villages only and cooks are trained to prepare the tasty and hygienic food items.

 

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.

 

What next-after the the trek?

According to your time available and interest, after this trek you may also consider to 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 )

16 Nights 17 Days
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Kathmandu
  • Departure Time
    TBA
  • Return Time
    TBA
  • Included
    Classic Annapurna Dhaulagiri
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 concludes
The trip concludes in Kathmandu. You may fly back home or consider joining any other activities or tour with us. This tour can be also customized and combined with river rafting and Chitwan national park for wildlife safari at the end. Please free free to write to us in this contact email

TOUR LOCATION

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This trekking location is in famous Annapurna and Dhaulagiri area, north of Pokhara city, a great are for trekking and nature tours
Spring/Summer 2018: 11 Feb-27 Feb, 17 Feb-02 Mar, 07 Mar-23 Mar,  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 2018/2019: 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, 15 Dec-31 Dec, 21 Dec-06 Jan 2018 , 23 Dec-08 Jan, 31 Dec-16 Jan, 07 Jan - 23 Jan
Trip COST US$ 1698/person on twin sharing

Above COST includes

~Hotel accommodation on BB

~Private transport

~Heritage sightseeing

~ Experienced and expert guiding

~Local support & Porter 

~Community lodge/homestay

~3 meals during trek

~TIMs & conservation fees

~Staffs wages, food and insurance coverage

~Govt tax

 

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