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ANNAPURNA AND DHAULAGIRI COMMUNITY ECO TREK- 8N 9D

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fantastic view of Mohare Danda Hill and Khopra ridge
  • Sunrise view from Mohare Danda, Muldai Peak and Ghandruk village
  • Panoramic view Nilgiri, Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Himalayan Ranges
  • The real experience of Nepal’s mountainous culture & lifestyles of the Annapurna region
  • Hike through the Nepali ethnic Magars & Gurung villages and overnight stay in community Echo lodges

  • Nepali |English | Hindi
  • 3000 ft.
  • 1- 10 people

RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL

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  • Trekkers should Minimize the use of lead, plastic, Iron related materials, tins cans, non-bio degradable items and take the responsibility of managing rubbish properly
  • Minimize the noise pollution and help to avoid the disturbance to wildlife
  • Try to respect local culture and people
  • Carry sunglasses, torches, trekking shoes, sleeping bags, warm jackets, trekking poles, and Camera
  • Trek always with a Group and a Guide for your safety & to support Local Employment 

This is one of Nepal’s best community Eco trekking route which falls under the world-famous Annapurna conservation area and fits under the Sustainable & Responsible Tourism model of Trekking. This route is originally developed by social entrepreneur Mahabir Pun (Magsaysay Award winner) considered as the Nobel Prize of Asia.

Which­­­ is also called ‘Carbon Neutral trek’ which focused on waste management within the villages and to provide free and safe drinking water to all the villagers. During your Trek, you will be staying in community lodges (Homestays) operated by the local villagers of Parbat and Myagdi districts, a perfect combination to get in touch with local culture, rural lifestyle and interact with Nepal’s ethnic Magar people. The money spent on accommodation and food on these community homestays will not only go to lodge owners but some part of the fund goes in helping to sustain and development of community schools and hospitals which falls under this area.

The main attraction of this trek is Mohare Danda (Hill) which is situated along the world’s deepest Gorge called ‘Kali Gandaki Gorge’ with an altitude of 3300m. This is a perfect place to see the stunning sunrise and sunset view and also covers the great scenic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges while walking during the day. Another attraction of this trek is Khopra Danda, Muldai Peak & Ghandruk Village.  

MEAL GUIDE: 

YOUR INCLUDED MEAL GUIDE: B= BREAKFAST, L= LUNCH, D=DINNER
DAY 1- POKHARA TO GALESHWAR (1170M) & TREK TO BANSKHARKA: L/D 

On the first day of Trek, we will drive from beautiful Pokhara city to Galeshwar which is situated at an altitude of 1170 meters from the sea level and the drive will continue along the white pristine Kali Gandaki River for 3 and half hours. After lunch at Galeshwar, our Trekking starts for another 3 hours and we will reach at Banskharka village (1525 M). On the way, you can see the Mt. Nilgiri (7061 M) over the north and you will pass the suspension bridge over the world deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge.  We will stay overnight at community homestay which was run by the local villagers.

DAY 2- BANSKHARKA TO NANGI- B/L/D

The early morning view from the Banskharka is stunning and we will be headed to Nangi village after the Breakfast. It will be an approximate 5-6 hours walk to reach Nangi Village which is situated at 2300 M from the sea level. This village is also itself very famous because of fellow social Entrepreneur Mr. Mahabir Pun who had developed his village through the ‘Wireless internet technology and (Awarded as a Magsaysay award considered as a Nobel Peace Prize of Asia) other social income generating projects.  We will have lunch at Danda Kateri and during the Trek, you will encounter with beautiful Annapurna range, local ethnic Magars culture, community-funded schools, organic farms, Papermaking projects from local plants, Medicinal Nursery and other various income generating projects. we will stay at community echo lodges this overnight as well. 

DAY 3- NANGI TO MOHARE DANDA : B/L/D 

Mohare Danda peak is the highest elevation to this Trek which is situated at 3313 m. It will take around 5-6 hours to reach Mohare Danda from Nangi and this journey is full of beautiful sceneries of Annapurna Ranges such as Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), South Annapurna, Tukuche, Dhaulagiri and so on and which goes through the Oak and Rhododendrons forests. This is truly off beaten trail where very few trekkers go and enjoy this beauty while meeting smiling villagers who treat and welcome you kindly. The stunning sunset over the Mohare Danda is a great experience to view. We will stay at community echo lodges this night with organic food.

DAY 4-MOHARE DANDA TO SWANTA VILLAGE: B/L/D 

Early morning sunrise experience from the Mohare Danda is things to do on the list where the Himalayan ranges outspread over greater landscape horizon. The beauty of this landscape is beyond the imagination. After some uphill walk, we will reach Ghorepani another famous destination in Annapurna region which is famous for Annapurna Himalayan views and ethic Gurung Village. This is also the route of the main Annapurna circuit and gateway to Jomsom where lots of mules carrying essential daily needs of people can be spotted around the region. After 2 hours of downhill walk from Ghorepani, we will reach to Swanta village for an overnight stop.

DAY 5 -TREK FROM SWANTA TO UPPER CHISTIBANG: B/L/D

This day we will do uphill walk from Swanta to Chistibang for 4-5 hrs. we stay overnight at Chistibang before we resume our trek towards the Khopra Danda which is steeper. We stay here overnight and explore the surrounding village. We will also visit community schools supported by the local income from trekkers by running community homestay by the villagers.

DAY 6 -TREK FROM UPPER CHISTIBUNG TO KHOPRA DANDA: B/L/D

This day we have to do more steeper climb to Khopra Danda and may enjoy the wildlife tour if we are lucky. This route is more famous to see Himalayan Thar and Danfe bird so be excited about this adventurous part. After some hours of walk, you will be welcomed by the stunning Himalayan view from Khopra Danda. Across the depths of the Kali Gandaki Valley, the Dhaulagiri Himal dominates the entire western skyline. We will stay overnight at Khopra Community Lodge.

DAY 7 -TREK FROM KHOPRA TO DOBATO-UPPER ROUTE: B/L/D

After the morning sunrise from Khopra Danda, we will follow the downhill route to Bayeli village. This day is comparatively easier day walk and has the chance to encounter Danphe the national bird of Nepal. The walking trail is beautiful with the view of remote villages and Mt Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri on the background. After Lunch at Bayeli Kharkha, we will start trek to Dobato which is more 2 hours approx. Dobato used to be a temporary settlement for nomads who come here to graze domestic animals. It has a magnificent view of Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Himchuli etc.

DAY 8 -SUNRISE FROM MULDAI PEAK- TADAPANI: B/L/D

Spend this morning to see the great sunrise view from Muldai View Point, we will have breakfast at Dobato. From Muldai the mountain view is panoramic. We will again head downward walk through beautiful Rhododendron forests and a magnificent view of the snow-capped mountain range of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna views up to Tadapani.

DAY 9-TADAPANI TO TREK TILL GHANDRUK VILLAGE & DRIVE TO POKHARA: L/D

The last day of this trip is walking downward along with the dense forests and beautiful waterfall on the way to famous Ghandruk Village where most of the ethnic Gurung People live and you will see the beautiful culture and lifestyle of Gurung people. After the lunch at Ghandruk village, we will drive back to Pokhara.

  • WHAT’S INCLUDED
  • ACAP Permit card and TIMS permit card
  • Fully Escorted hike with English Speaking Professional Local Guide
  • Community Echo Lodges / Homestay
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner as a standard menu
  • Ground Transportation Cost both ways from Pokhara to Trekking Destination
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation
  • All Government and Local taxes

  • WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
  • Your international flight's Tickets
  • Nepal Visa fees & Airport Taxes
  • Potter hire charge will be an extra cost
  • Cold drinks, Beverages, and your personal expenses along the trek
  • Personal Travel Insurance (Strongly Recommended)
  • Gear or equipment for your Trek
  • Tips for your Guide, Hotels & restaurants, etc.

  • WHAT DO YOU NEED BRING 
  • Sleeping Bag (Winter Season – (1sept – 30th Dec)
  • Hiking Shoes & Wind Blocker Jacket
  • Ear Plugs & Head Lamps
  • Slippers
  • Hat Or Cap (To Avoid The Sun)
  • Trekking Poles (Optional)
  • Water Bottle & Water Purification Tablet

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