Annapurna Region

Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Eco Trek - 7 Days

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Duration7 Days
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Close View of about 25 high Himalayan ranges of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and Manaslu peaks over 8,000m high
  • Organic farming, Nepali handmade paper making, community schools, yak herd, yak and cow cross-breeding farm, cheese making can be seen depending upon the route you choose.
  • Lodges, home stays, lunch place and trekking trails are totally managed by local communities.
  • Off the beaten trekking trails with diverse flora and fauna.
  • Income from the lodges and trekking program goes to support schools and local health clinics in the region.

QUICK FACTS

  • Difficulty Level
    Easy
  • Total Length
    Not available
  • Highest Altitude
    3,300 meters
  • Elevation Profile
    Not available
  • Start location
    Galeshwor
  • Finish location
    Tatopani
  • Permits
    TIMS, Annapurna Area Trekking permit
  • Best Season
    All year Around

DESCRIPTION

Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Eco Trek is the only eco-trekking trail in Nepal run and managed by local communities in order to raise money to support local community development programs. Therefore it is totally different from other trails that exist in Nepal in term of its vision.

Vision: To create local economy and make the communities self sustainable, educated, healthy and benefited from the eco-tourism activities impacting the nature, culture, and environment as little as possible.

Day 1: Pokhara To Banskharka Pokhara to Galeswor by van 3 hours and then walk 3 hours uphill to Banskharka. Home stay and eat together in community dining hall

Day 2: Banskharka to Nangi Walk for 3 hours uphill and have lunch at Dandakateri Community dining hall and then 2:30 hours walk to Nangi Stay in community lodge

Day 3: Nangi Have a tour of the nursery, school, sacred forest and some community projects.

Day 4: Nangi to Mohare 3 hours uphill walk and have pack lunch at Hampal resting place. Then 3 hours gradual uphill and straight walk to Mohare through forest. Stay in community lodge and see the excellent views of the Himalayas, sunrise and sunset.

Day 5: Mohare to Swanta Walk 2 hours downhill and have lunch at Dandakharka community lodge (2,800m). And walk straight and downhill for 3 hours to Swanta village. Stay in a lodge or home stay

Day 6: Swanta to Paudwar Walk for 3:30 hours straight and downhill to Paudwar and stay in lodge. Visit the school and cheese factory there.

Day 7: Paudwar to Tatopani Walk downhill for 3 hours to Tatopani and stay in a lodge. Have bath in natural hot spring.

Day 8: Tatopani to Pokhara Take a jeep to Beni and then to Pokhara. 5 hours ride.

For more information contact: Mahabir Pun (mahabir@himanchal.org), mobile 9841592361 or Chitra Pun (chitra@himanchal.org), mobile 9857622028. Website: http://nepaltrek.wix.com/nepalcommunitytrek Youtube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54q65EMmOj4 Note: If you wish to go on this trek, please fill the inquiry form and we will help you plan your trek according to your preference: https://honeyguideapps.com/onboarding-form

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    only inappropriate clothing.’
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