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Annapurna Eco-Community Trek

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10 Days 9 Nights
Availability : Throughout the year
Kathmandu
Kathmandu
Min Age : Any age
Tour Details

Annapurna Eco-Community Trek is an offbeat alternative trek to Poonhill Trek. The trekking trail in this route is less explored. This rarely visited tourist destination introduces you to the local Nepal culture. This trek is not luxurious. However, you can explore the pristine & unspoiled area of Annapurnas. The fantastic panoramic view of Annapurnas captivates the heart of every travellers. The close-up view of Dhaulagiri and Machhapurchre (Mt Fishtail) is notably beautiful.

Annapurna Eco-Community Trek is a lesser-explored trekking route in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. You will hardly encounter any other trekkers in the route. This trek mainly focuses on sustainable tourism. The locally produced resources are highly used. This trek takes you for a unique close-up glimpse of village life. The villagers treat you as one of their own. So, it is a rare opportunity, to get immerse yourself in a rural village lifestyle. The interaction with local people is the best way to know more about them and their traditions. Get engage in community projects.

Departure & Return Location

Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • 3 Nights Hotel at Kathmandu
  • 2 Nights Hotel at Pokhara
  • Full Board Meal during Trek (B, L, D)
  • Basic Community Lodge/Homestay
  • All Private Transfer in the destination
  • Packed Lunch (Nangi - Mohare Danda)
  • English speaking professional Guides
  • Porter to carry 16 kg (1 porter - 2 guests)
  • All Trekking Permits
  • All Government & Local taxes

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Extra Night Accommodation
  • Tips for Guide(s), Porter(s) & Driver(s)
  • Extra use of Transportation
  • Meals and Entrance fees
  • Medical Kits
  • Visa Passport Fee
  • Travel Insurance & Emergency Evacuation

Complementaries

  • Farewell Dinner
What to Expect

Annapurna Eco-Community Trek is an exclusive trek in the Annapurnas. The interested travellers can undertake this eco-friendly trek. This is the best chance to explore Kathmandu Heritage. You can get acquainted with the rural lifestyle of Nepal too.

  • A day to explore Medieval UNESCO Heritage in Kathmandu
  • Community Lodge/Homestay experience in local level
  • Panoramic view of mountains during trek
  • Friendly locale and utmost Hospitality
  • Beautiful trekking trails leading to nature domain
Itinerary

Day 1Welcome to Kathmandu (1,300m)

While entering the border of Nepal, you see the Terai Plain and the everlasting green hills. The Himalayas at the horizon smile over your arrival in Nepal. After Customs clearance, proceed toward the arrival terminal (gate). Our company’s representative receives you and transfers to the hotel as assigned.


Transfer: Private vehicle as per the group size
Meal Plan: No Meal
Overnight: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel Shreesu or similar


Day 2Explore Kathmandu and Trek preparation

The exploration of Kathmandu valley starts after taking breakfast. You will visit some of the ancient UNESCO heritage which is an important destination. Our tour guide will take you to Pashupatinath Temple and its surroundings to explore. This temple is the holiest destination on Earth for Hindu. The temple’s architecture is a masterpiece to behold. After this, you will visit Boudhanath Stupa which is the largest stupa in Nepal. After exploration, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa, the monkey temple of Nepal. These two stupas are a pious destination for Buddhists. The vibes you get from these places are unworldly and divine. As time goes by, you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, one of the oldest squares in the valley. From here, you can walk up to the Thamel market if you have some shopping left to do for trekking.


Transfer: Private
Meal Plan: Breakfast
Overnight: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel Shreesu or similar


Day 3Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m)

After having breakfast, you drive to Pokhara. The drive to Pokhara is like escaping from concrete jungle Kathmandu. You can see beautiful mountainscapes and mountain villages. The Trishuli River and the Marshyangdi River flows side to the highway. The mountain villages and small local market on the way excite your journey to Pokhara. The surrounding hills are always there to distract you from falling asleep.


Distance: 210 km drive
Time Taken: 6 hours drive
Transfer: Private
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight: Pokhara
Accommodation: Tuki Resort or similar


Day 4Drive Pokhara to Galeshwor. Trek to Bas Kharka (1,525m)

Exiting from Pokhara, the smooth road turns to a bumpy and rocky one. Enroute to Galeshwor via Beni, you can see pristine green sloped backdrop. At Galeshwor, you stop for Lunch.

From Galeshwor, your amazing trek starts crossing the suspension bridge. The Kaligandaki River flows underneath the bridge. The trek to Bas Kharka is uphill climb over the stone steps. The hike continues to orange grooves through small villages. Bas Kharka is a beautiful Magar village. If you have enough time, you can explore the village, local school, and a health post.

Accommodation at Community Lodge & Meals at Community Hall


Distance: 80 kms
Time Taken: 3 hours drive, 3 hours trek
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight: Bas Kharka
Accommodation: Community Lodge & Meals at Community Hall


Day 5Trek Bas Kharka to Nangi (2,330m)

Having breakfast, you trek toward Nangi; your next stopover. Enroute, there is a place called Danda Kaske where you stop for lunch. The local people are very enthusiastic and friendly to every travellers. Having some friendly chatters increase mutual bonding with locals.

The onward journey to Nangi is a short beautiful walk. You can see the beautiful close view of Nilgiri and Mt Dhaulagiri (8,167m), the 7th highest mountain in the world. Nangi is the main Magar village in the area. There are various projects for empowering women in this village. There is a local cottage industry of paper factor. They use an available local resource called Lokta which is eco-friendly. This project helps in generating income at the local level.

Accommodation at Community Lodge


Distance: 10-11 kms
Time Taken: 7 hours trek
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight: Naagi
Accommodation: Community Lodge


Day 6Trek Nangi to Mohare Danda (3,30m)

Your trek starts with an uphill climb through a beautiful pristine forest. The forest comprises the tree of Oak, Bamboo, and Rhododendron. At the backdrop, you can see a stunning view of a mountain range stretching as far as the eye can see. The close-up view of Mt Machhapuchre (Mt Fishtail) and Mt Dhaulagiri is the best view you can see. This excites your journey even more.

On the way to Mohare Danda, you might encounter yak grazing in the meadow. Alongside the meadow, the mountain view on the horizon looks amazing. At Mohare Danda, there is the highest Wireless Internet Relay Station. They are providing free internet service to surrounding remote villages. This facility has benefited the health sector. The local health post can contact major hospitals in Kathmandu and Pokhara. They get counseling and medical help which saves lots of life and time of villagers.

Accommodation at Community Lodge & Meals at Community Hall


Distance: 9-10 kms trek
Time Taken: 7 hours trek
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight: Mohare Danda
Accommodation: Community Lodge and Meals at Community Hall


Day 7Trek Mohare Danda to Tikot (2,260m)

The trek from Mohare Danda to Tikot is beautiful as you will walk through ridges. The panoramic view of mountain ranges is heart-warming. You descend passing through a green forest. You reach the secluded community lodge at Danda Kharka.

You descend further toward Tikot through Rhododendron and Oak forest. The stunning terraced hillside beyond the hills is great to behold. Tikot lies at the smooth ridge above the Kaligandaki River and in front of Annapurna. The indigenous group of this village is Pun Magar. The stone slate houses made of mud & stone add up the beauty of a village. This kind of Nepalese style house captivates the heart of every travellers. Our overnight will at Homestay. The kitchen can share while having dinner and exchange talks.

Accommodation at Community Homestay


Distance: 12 kms
Time Taken: 7 hours trek
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight: Tikot
Accommodation: Community Homestay


Day 8Trek Tikot to Tipling. Drive to Pokhara

From Tikot, the trail to Tipling is steep. The scenic view of the Kali Gandaki River from the top is beautiful. As you approach the river, the trekking journey is coming to an end. We trek down for 2 hours before reaching Tipling. From Tipling we drive to Pokhara.


Distance: 90 kms
Time Taken: 1-2 hours trek, 4 hours drive
Transfer: Private
Meal Plan: Breakfast
Overnight: Pokhara
Accommodation: Tuki Resort or similar


Day 9Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu

After breakfast, you drive to Kathmandu retracing the same route. You enjoy the natural landscape and scenery on the way.


Distance: 210 kms
Time Taken: 6 hours drive
Transfer: Private
Meal Plan: Breakfast
Overnight: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel Shreesu ro similar


Day 10Departure

Enjoy your final day at Kathmandu. Free till final departure. Transfer to the airport 3 hours before the flight time.


Transfer: Private
Meal Plan: Breakfast


FAQ's

Transportation:

In this travel package, we arrange transport facilities for Arrival & Departure depending upon the group size. For sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley, we arrange a good vehicle. The Drop facility to Galeshwor and Pickup facility from Tipling is within this package. The vehicle will be nice and clean for transfer. During trek transfer, we provide 4WD transport as the ride is rough & bumpy.

In the case of extra transportation arrangements (leaving the trek earlier from the group or other destinations not mentioned), you are responsible for an extra cost.

Accommodation:

The accommodation at Kathmandu & Pokhara is in the 3-star hotel on a BB basis. During the trek, each night you stay on tea house/guesthouse run by local communities. Most of the tea houses are basic yet comfortable. The room is on a sharing basis with two beds. You will have a common hall for your meal & relaxing. In some places, the washroom (toilet) during the trek is the Squat toilet and used as sharing one.

We are not responsible for extra night accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara or other destinations. You might have to take extra night accommodation due to early arrival, late departure, early return from the trek, or due to any other reasons than the scheduled itinerary. You have to bear the cost of crew members as well as yours for meal & accommodation if you have to take an extra day in the trek.

Permit:

You are travelling to the Annapurna Region and require permits for the trip. The permits required during the Annapurna Eco-Community Trek are;

1. ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) Permit
2. TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Card

Meals:

At Kathmandu & Pokhara, Breakfast is from the hotel side while the guest has to arrange Lunch and Dinner on their own. At the same time, it is the best chance to explore Nepali style food in Nepali Restaurants. On request, the Lunch & Dinner is served. Farewell dinner will be served on behalf of Lets Trip Nepal Adventure Pvt. Ltd.

The meal during the Annapurna Eco-Community Trek will be a simple and authentic Nepalese style. The breakfast and the dinner will be served at the tea house where you are staying overnight, and the lunch will be served on the way. The meals provided are fresh, organic and locally grown vegetables. We don’t recommend having non-veg items (meats & dairy) during the trek, as they are not hygienic & healthy. Consumption of alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items & hot chocolate are bad during high altitude trek. All the Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be in the package during the trek.

Physical Condition & Experience Required:

The Annapurna Eco-Community Trek is moderate. You descend and ascend slowly while taking rest. It is not necessary your body condition should be in top-notched. But the trek will be easier and successful if you could walk 5-6 hours per day. Beware of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) while trekking. There is gain in altitude and your body must be well acclimatized. To have the stabilized stamina, attitude and determination you can have a week-long walking practice before your trek day. If you have any critical problems like heart diseases, blood cancer, lungs problem, and other life-threatening diseases, please consult your doctor before trekking and take necessary measures. You must inform any kind of such complication to Lets Trip Nepal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. as well.

Best Time to Travel:

The best time to experience Annapurna Eco-Community Trek will be in Autumn (September–November) and Spring (March-May). This is the best time to explore the unexplored terrain and the climatic condition is favorable. The weather will be warm, clean and sunny with an incredible view of mountains and hills on the horizon. Get awed by the beautiful sunrise and sunset experience. During spring, different colours of Rhododendron cover the forest region. The winter season (December–February) is cold for trekking. Snow can be an obstacle in the journey. The summer/monsoon season (June–August) is also favorable for trekking yet the trail is slippery. Be prepared for rainfall.

Tipping:

Tipping is solely a traveller’s choice, be more or less entirely their perception. The wages provided to Guide(s) & Porter(s) for the trek are basic wage which will be used for meals & accommodation. Normally, tips are offered at the end of the trek or end of the whole trip. The amount to give is decided by the group depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget, and appreciation of their work. In Nepalese culture, tipping is the way to express your happiness about the trip and our service quality. Our company crews; Guide(s), Porter(s) & driver(s) are always there for you to take care and make your trip success – the trip of a lifetime experience.

Luggage Limit:

The weight limit for your luggage is 8 kg per trekker. Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage for your trek. One porter will carry the bags of two guests. The combined luggage should not exceed more than 16 kg. We are travelling to higher altitudes and should think about porters as well. So, we never overload our porters. You should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what are essentials, you have to leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at the Lets Trip Nepal Adventure store for free and it’ll be completely safe.

Medical Kits:

Your trekking trail goes to the remote destinations of Nepal. Most of the places don’t have a good health center or even medicine at a time. So, you have to carry the necessary medicine and think about travel safety. Our, guide(s) and porter(s) will not be responsible for bad health hazards due to the use of any medicine. They are only responsible to make your treks successful and give guidance during the trip.

Risk & Liabilities:

We try our 100% effort to make your trip smooth and unforgettable. We guaranteed you to give 100% service to your payment. However, due to some unavoidable circumstances; like a landslide, flood, snowfall, political unrest, flight cancellation, sickness or accident, etc., the overall itinerary might get affected. We will not be responsible for such changes. The guests will have to bear any extra costing of self as well as the guide & the porters.

Additional Information:

We have got a wide range of packages for our valued guests. The package starts from Kathmandu and ends up to various well-known destinations of Nepal as well as restricted areas too. If you are looking for any extreme and customized trek you can mail us at letstripnepal@gmail.com. We are at your service 24/7.

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Aditya Lopchan

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Excellent view and awesome homestay experience

September 26, 2019