Annapurna Community Lodge Trek also known by Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Community Trail Trek or Mohare Danda Trek. Annapurna Community Lodge Trek is a trek through the rural communities in Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Region staying in community lodges. Annapurna Community Lodge Trek offers a fabulous experience with a mixture of nature and culture in abundance. The views from Khopra, the highest point of the trek (3650 meters) are almost as good (or even better) the views from Poon Hill. Besides, the encounters with the friendly villagers will make anyone want to come back again for sure! They say people come to Nepal for the mountains and return for the people. Anyone excited to acquire the awesome experience and best views of Himalayas, there is no doubt that the two high points Mohare and Khopra will fulfill it. An additional advantage: with its yak farm, Khopra Ridge is the only place in the Annapurnas where you can encounter yaks!
This "Off The Beaten Path" trek passes through Rhododendron forests with hidden Hindu temples and shrines around some small and serene lakes. Stumping views of slumping mountains are abundant in this Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Trail Trek. Secondly, it offers an awesome opportunity to involve with Magar culture and traditions at yak farms, cheese mongers, local paper makers, forest nurseries or bhangra tailors.
Annapurna Community Lodge Trek is recently opened up with the core purpose to enhance the local community’s life style in the collaboration of UNDP-MEDEP, NTB and TAAN. Six Magar villages of Myagdi and Parbat districts of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Regions has contributed their joint effort to establish this trail. Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Trail Trek was started with a slogan, “We want to share our land and heritage with you and whether you are looking for pure trekking, relaxed community-engagement or a combination of the two, we want to know you. We want you to know us.”
Annapurna Community Lodge Trek Itinerary;
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1335 meters).
Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation (1335 meters)
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara. (822 meters).
Day 04: Pokhara Beni – Trek to Banskharka. (1526 meters)
Day 05: Trek Banskharka to Nangi. (2320 meters)
Day 06: Trek Nangi to Mohare. (3320 meters)
Day 07: Trek Mohare to Dadakharka. (2820 meters)
Day 08: Trek Dandakharka to Tikot.(2210 meters)
Day 09: Trek Tikot to Swanta. (2270 meters)
Day 10: Trek Swanta to Upper Chistibung. (2900 meters)
Day 11: Trek Upper Chistibung to Khopra. (3660 meters)
Day 12: Exploration day.
Day 13: Trek Khopra to Bayali Kharka. (3450 meters)
Day 14: Trek Bayali Kharka to Tadapani. (2630 meters)
Day 15: Trek Tadapani to Ghandruk. (1940 meters)
Day 16: Ghandruk to Pokhara. (822 meters)
Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu. (1335 meters)
Day 18: Departure.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel.
A full day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided.
We drive to Pokhara through Prithivi Highway on a private car. Pokhara is the lake city of the country and is less polluted and crowded compared to Kathmandu. Views of Annapurna range and the dominating figure of Machapuchhre (also known as Fishtail) (6997 meters) dominates both the sky and the beautiful Phewa Lake with its reflection in it. Afternoon can be enjoyed by the lake as the hotel is located near to the lake. (5-6 hours drive)
After breakfast drive to Beni from Pokhara which will takes about 4 hours by private car and trek to Banskharka at the community lodge over night. (Approximately 3 hours walk)
After breakfast trek continue to Nagi approximately 5 to 6 hours over night at Community Lodge.
After breakfast trek to Mohare (approximately 5 hours overnight at Community lodge.
After breakfast trek to Dadakharkha (2850m) approximately 5 hours spectacular views of the Dhaulagiri from along the route overnight at Community Lodge.
After breakfast Trek to Tikot (2210m) approximately 6 hours overnight at Community Lodge.
After breakfast Trek to Swanta (2195m) approximately 5 hours overnight at community Lodge.
After breakfast trek to Upper Chistibung (2990m) approximately 4 hours overnight at community Lodge.
After breakfast Trek to Khopra (3660m) approximately 7 hours. One of the great day spectacular views of Dhaulagiri (8167m) (Annapurna South (7219m) Annapurna Fang (7647m) Nilgiri south (6839m).We will spent the night highest point of the trek 3650m overnight at Community lodge.
After breakfast hike the direction of Mount Annapurna sough for the great views of Himalayan peaks. Spectacular views of Fishtail 6997m (Machhapuchhre), Huinchuli (6434m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna Fang (7647m), Nilgiri south (6839m) on the north and Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche peak (6920m), Dhampus Peak (6012m) in west, gradually brightens, providing one of the best panoramic views of these two mountain ranges. Overnight at Khopra (3660m).
After breakfast trek continue to Bayali Kharka (3450m) Super views of Annapurna South, Himchuli and Fishtail. Approximately 7 hours overnight at lodge.
After breakfast trek continues to Tadapani (2590m) where we will joint Popular Ghorepani Poon hill trek’s trail over night at Lodge approximately 6 hours.
After breakfast trek continue descending to one of the Eco Model Gurung village Ghandruk (1940m) approximately 3 hours overnight at Lodge.
After breakfast drive back to Pokhara over night at Pokhara Hotel.
After breakfast flight to Kathmandu approximately 30m transfer to Hotel afternoon free at Kathmandu Hotel
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future.
Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.
The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.
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A perfect two treks in Nepa
Where to even begin...in traveling around the world for the last 8 months, our two week-long treks (first Langtang Valley, and second Mohare Danda community trek to Poon Hill) were hands down the best experiences we have had! From our first email to Himal, to our final sad goodbye to our wonderful guide Tek Babu Gurung, the whole experience was perfect.
Himal was always extremely quick to respond to emails and answer questions. When he knew how nervous I was about trekking (I have a fear of heights) he even waited until we were in Kathmandu and sent a car to pick us up from our hotel and bring us to his office so we could talk in person and address my concerns more easily! We never once felt pressured to book anything, and he was very understanding and easy to talk to. The prices were also very reasonable, and the company treats their guides and porters well, which was important to us when selecting a company. So we happily booked our first trek to the Langtang Valley. Our guide Tek, and porter Purna were absolutely wonderful.
They were the most kind and positive people, and were the reason we had such a good time on the trek. We were supplied with endless snacks, fruit, masala tea, and delicious meals. Tek always made sure we stayed at the best and most comfortable tea house, that we were hiking at a pace we could manage, and took the time to enjoy it and take plenty of pictures. He also taught us so much about the area, the different mountains, and his culture. The whole trek went perfectly, and we had such fun relaxing and playing card games with them in the evenings, and enjoying the beautiful scenery during the day. In fact, we had such a wonderful time that we immediately booked a second trek with Tek to Mohare Danda and Poon Hill. Once again, everything from the private transport, to the tea houses, to the local porter we hired went perfectly. I can’t overstate what a wonderful guide Tek is. We felt so well taken care of, and enjoyed every minute of our two weeks with him. We were so sad to say goodbye to our friend, and will absolutely be coming back in the future for more treks with him. I cannot recommend this company highly enough! Thank you for a wonderful introduction to Nepal! December - 2018.
Annapurna Community Lodge Trek
Namaste Himal & Team Firstly we would both like to say thanks for a fantastic trip. It was all really well organized and the trek was perfect for us. Pasang was an excellent guide and explained a lot about the country, the farms and the mountains, which made it much more interesting. Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Trail Trek which was perfect for our level of fitness (reasonable) and the time we had. The views were amazing and we trekked through lots of different landscapes seeing local farming communities on the way. The high point (literally!) was Khopra Ridge where we saw the sunrise over Annapurna South and Dhaulagiri. Our guide Pasang was excellent, answering all our questions and giving trekking advice. It was also really nice that you met us at the airport and accompanied us back there and Meeting up for a drink before we left was also a very good idea as it gave us the chance to chat. We will definitely recommend the company (Visit Himalaya Treks) if anyone is interested in visiting. And you never know, maybe we'll get back to Nepal ourselves someday! Very best wishes and thanks again, Alison and Chris Burns.
We always try to be flexible to design the trip itinerary for our client’s needs. However, if you are not convinced as our suggested itinerary then off-course you are always welcome to customize or change the trip itinerary.
Holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food.
An average physical fitness should be maintained prior to booking a trek. Any sort of illness or recent medical problems should be mentioned while booking a trip. Most of our itineraries are prepared to give you maximum time to acclimatize and pace-setting on the treks would be done according to your convenience. If you are having regular medication then tell us before the trip started which would be better for us to give you the physical feedback.
Our main concern is your safety. We never compromised on your safety during the Trekking and all our guides are properly trained and well equipped to take care of our client's safety even in remote areas as well.
There would be always back support in case of an emergency situation like severe high-altitude sickness or accident (which is least expected), you will be sent to the nearest hospital, if possible, otherwise rescued by a helicopter and sent you to the hospital as soon as possible. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred for the use of such emergency services, please make sure that your travel insurance covers both- medical and emergency evacuation costs.
It is not a problem at all because in a mountain most of the tea houses/lodges serve vegetarian food as well and our guide will take care at the time of cooking and on a camping trek, our cook and staffs will care all about the food section.
Most of the lodges in the mountains are basic like a guest house or tea house style. In a few major settlements Lodges are upgraded, where are the possibilities we provide you with the best accommodation! Also, it depends upon the service packages.
Lately, most of the teahouses have electricity supply even with solar panels. So, charging your gadgets is not a problem at all. But charging your battery you should have to pay an additional fee (US$ 1 to 3 approx. per hour.), in order to get your gadgets to be charged.
Now a day’s most of the major village has a cell phone network connection. However, in a remote area where cell phone does not work, and even if there is not any other communication access then we send satellite phone along with our guide so you can easily be in touch with your family.
Yes, either you can store at the same hotel as you stayed or we can store your goods with us safely in our office free of cost.
The luggage must not exceed up to 20 kilograms. A trekking helper (porter) carries the baggage of fewer than 20 kilograms. This bag can be received at the end of each day’s trek and you should carry the rest of the weight as a day bag with all your money and valuables inside it.
This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 25 to USD 900 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend a minimum of 10% of your total trip cost for tipping the entire local staff.