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Annapurna Community trek - 12 Days

The Annapurna Community trek gives you a unique introduction to village life in the mountains. You will meet people from the local communities in this beautiful, less traveled area of the Himalayas. The beautiful snowy peaks of the Annapurna`s are nearby. Consequently you will see some of the highest mountains in the world including the Machhapuchhre and the Dhaulagiri.

The highest point during your trekking is Mohare Hill. From an altitude of about 3300 meters you have a breathtaking view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. This view is undoubtedly one of the highlights of your trekking!

Because this part of the Annapurna area is less touristic and therefore more unspoiled, you will not encounter many other hikers during the Annapurna Community trek. However, you will meet the inhabitants of the villages, mostly farmers or yak shepherds. These locals will give you a warm welcome in their community. You will spend the night in community lodges and with local families.

All this makes this short trekking very suitable if you want an intense contact with the locals in combination with the white peaks of the Himalayas.

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  • Knowledge the unique lifestyle of the mountain people.
  • Authentic and untouched environment, few other tractors
  • Possibility to visit a number of community projects along the way.
  • Fantastic panoramic view from Mohara Hill (3300 metres) of the Annapurna mountains: magnificent view of the Dhaulagiri and the Macchapucchre (Fishtail)
Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Namaste and welcome to the beautiful Nepal.

At the airport one of our staff awaits you with a sign with our logo on it. This way you will find each other without any problem when you come outside the airport.

After a warm welcome your private chauffeur will take you to your accommodation in Patan. Our employee will accompany you. Furthermore, he or she will help you with the check-in at your accommodation.

Depending on your time of arrival in Kathmandu, you still have free time to go on an adventure. Discover the lively old part of Kathmandu (streets of Asan) with its lively markets and temples and colourful stupas.

During a short `meet & greet` with Maaike and/or Chuda you will get useful tips and can ask questions. You will also meet your guide for the next few days who will brief you on the trekking.

You will stay in a standard hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Kathmandu - free time

Today you can go on your own adventure in Kathmandu. This vibrant city with several beautiful world heritage sites is incredibly impressive!

On a hill on the western side of the city lies the beautiful temple complex of Swayambunath. Under the watchful eye of a colony of monkeys you climb up. Then go down along the back. Don’t forget to visit Amideva Buddha Park.

Afterwards you can go to the Tibetan Buddhist heart of Kathmandu: Boudhanath. This gigantic white stupa attracts many pilgrims walking around it. A lunch overlooking the stupa is an experience you will never forget!

Walk to Pashupatinath. This is the sanctuary of the Hindus and is situated along the Bagmati river. Besides following a traditional cremation, you can also find the Saddhu’s here. These coloured holy men live around the temple.

You stay in a standard hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Drive to Pokhara (ca. 6 to 7 hours) - free time

Day you drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara in a private car. You follow the Prithvi highway (the only road between Kathmandu and Pokhara). On the way, you’ll stop at least twice, where you’ll also have time for lunch at one of the stops.

You’ll arrive in Pokhara in the afternoon, where there’s a lot to do. Pokhara is situated along the beautiful Phewa lake. When the weather is nice, you can see the snowy peaks of the Annapurna chain here. The reflection in the lake is beautiful.

Make a nice walk along the lake and a boat trip on the water to the island with the Hindu temple.

You’ll stay in a standard hotel in Pokhara.

Day 4
Drive to Galeshwor (3 to 4 hours) / Trek to Bas Kharka (815m) - ca. 3 hours

The path to Bas Kharka passes several remote farms and you climb up through the forest first. Then before entering Bas Kharka you walk through orange groves.

You have enough time to visit this small Magar village. The Magars are an ethnic group.

There is a local school and a health post here that you can visit. In autumn and winter you can enjoy a delicious orange from its own orchards! /p>

You will spend the night in a community lodge or homestay in Bas Kharka.

Day 5
Trek toNangi (2250m) - ca. 5 hours

Your hiking day starts today up through a forest to a small village. From here you’ll have a beautiful view of the valley and get to know the local lifestyle.

Afterwards you’ll hike to the village of Nangi, where you’ll spend the night today. Here again there is a lot to discover: see how the locals make paper from locally grown plants, visit the school, the herbalistry or a number of other local projects.

You will spend the night in a community lodge or homestay in Nangi.

Day 6
Trek to Mohare Hill (3300m) - ca. 6 to 7 hours

Today is the longest hiking day of your trek. You climb up through beautiful, untouched forests, with breathtaking views of the mountains.

You’ll be surrounded by views of the Himalayas from the top of Mohare Hill. Nearby you can see two giants: the Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail Mountain) and the Dhaulagiri.

You are in the middle of beautiful nature. It’s so green here that you’re sure to cross some yaks grazing in the green meadows.

You’ll spend the night in a community lodge or homestay in Mohare Hill.

Day 7
Trek to Danda Kharka (2800m) - ca. 2 hours

Today is a short, yet no less beautiful walking day. You follow the path on the mountain hill and have beautiful views in all directions where you look. Afterwards you descend through a forest until you reach Danda Karka.

This remote village seems far away from civilization. The mountains, on the other hand, seem so close here that it feels as if you can touch them.

Day 8
Trek to Tikot (2300m) - ca. 5 to 6 hours

Whatever you walk up in the Himalayas, you go back down. So you walk further down today.

The landscape changes slowly as you descend to Tikot, a village with narrow streets and authentic houses.

Here you can enjoy a cultural performance with song and dance from the Magars. You can also visit the school here.

If you’re staying with a family, you’ll get a closer look at family life and village life.

You’ll spend the night in a community homestay in Tikot.

Day 9
Trek to Tiplyang (ca. 2 hours) - Drive to Pokhara (3 to 4 hours)

Today is unfortunately already the last day of the trekking.

From Tikot you descend a steep path to Tiplyang, where you have a beautiful view of the wild Kali Ghandaki river below.

In Tiplyang, a private car awaits you to take you to Pokhara. In Pokhara, you’re free to fill out the rest of the day.

You’ll spend the night in a standard hotel in Pokhara.

Day 10
Pokhara - free day

Pokhara is after Kathmandu the most popular place for visitors in Nepal. The lovely town is situated on the beautiful Phewa Lake and is surrounded by beautiful mountains, some of which have some of the highest peaks in the world.

There is a lot to see and do around Pokhare and today you have an extra day you can spend here for free.

If you get up early, you can take a morning walk to Sarangkot, where you’ll be able to experience a beautiful sunrise in fine weather.

You can also visit the beautiful Devi Falls, south of Pokhara. Other natural wonders in Pokhara are the Mahadev Guptheswor Cave and the Mahendra Cave.

Also the colorful old bazaar of Pokhara is worth a visit. Or visit one of the Tibetan villages and find out why there are so many Tibetans living in Nepal.

If you like adventure, you can try paragliding, day rafting or canyoning.

You’ll spend the night in a standard hotel in Pokhara.

Day 11
Drive to Kathmandu - free day

After an early breakfast the driver will pick you up at the reception of your hotel and drive you back to Kathmandu in a private car.

We follow the Prithvi highway (the only road between Pokhara and Kathmandu). On the way you will stop at least twice, of which you will have the opportunity to have lunch at one stop.

After arrival in Kathmandu you can explore the area on your own. If you want to enjoy the peace and quiet, pay a visit to the Garden of Dreams, a green oasis in the middle of Kathmandu.

Overnight stay in a standard hotel in Kathmandu

Day 12
Departure day

The end of your journey is here. Depending on the departure time of your flight, you may still have time to buy some handmade souvenirs or discover some nice places.

At least 3 hours before the departure time of your flight, you will be picked up at your hotel reception. The driver will take you to the airport.

We hope you’ll take home a lot of great memories!

What's included?

  • Welcoming at the airport & transfer by private car to your hotel.
  • Meet & greet with Chuda and/or Maaike & trekking briefing
  • 3 nights in standard hotel in Kathmandu, with breakfast
  • Ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara by private car
  • 2 nights in standard hotel in Pokhara, with breakfast
  • Ride from Pokhara to starting point trekking by private car
  • 5 nights in teahouses or homestays during the trekking, 5x breakfast, 5x dinner and 5x lunch included (drinks excl. )
  • English speaking guide during the trekking (his wages, meals, insurance and accommodation)
  • Carrier for your luggage during the trekking (his wages, meals, insurance and overnight stay)
  • The necessary trekking documents
  • Ride from end point trekking to Pokhara by private car
  • Ride from Pokhara to Kathmandu by private car
  • Airport transfer for departure flight

What's not included?

  • Visa fee of approx. 30 USD per person for 15 days: this is available upon arrival at the airport in Kathmandu or in advance via the Nepalese Consulate or the Nepalese Embassy
  • Fees when visiting monasteries or places of interest during your free days
  • International flight tickets Nepal: We deliberately do not include this in our price. It is easier and cheaper to book this yourself.
  • Tips for drivers, guide, porter etc..: In Nepal it is customary to give a tip. For this trip it is about € 60 per person.

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Annapurna Community trek

Trip Facts

  • Mid September - December & March - May, possible during winter time
  • 6
  • Galeshwor / Tiplyang
  • Mohare Hill - 3300 meter
  • Easy
  • Community lodges & homestays / standard hotels
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