Trip Facts
Activity Level
Moderate
Maximum Elevation
4600 m
Trip Length
16 Days
Trip Mode
Tea House
Maximum Pax
2+
Best Time
October – May

Overview

Total Trip – 14 Days
Trekking – 10 Days
Kathmandu – 3/4 Nights
Pokhara – 2 Nights

Annapurna Dhaulagiri Panorama Community Trek is one of the most charming and authentic community lodge treks in the Annapurna region. However, many others treks you do not get such a rich diversity of unbelieveable panoramic views, the feeling of peace, remoteness, and the close experience of various Himalayan cultures.

Most of the places where we stay in lodges or tea houses are run and managed by local community members. Which profits goes to local people and schools. The trail goes through noteworthy, traditional villages, beautiful rhododendrons and oak forests. The trail also offers wonderful views of the magnificent Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu ranges.

Consequently, on your arrival day in Kathmandu, You will be received by the representative staff from Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing P Ltd with proper greeting. The next morning, you will leave for a half day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. Likewise, in the afternoon, you will visit our office there will be short trip briefing and introduction with your trekking guide. Similarly, in the evening, Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing organizes an authentic Nepali welcome dinner with ethnic cultural program, while having dinner you can know your guide even more.

After four hours of driving from Pokhara, we start our trek and climb up gradually through the paddy fields and traditional cultural villages through the orange farms. And your first night will be at Baaskharka, community run lodges. There you will get a warm welcome from the community. The remote and less trekked high alpine settlement through pine and oak forest. Finally, you will reach Mahare which offer you the stunning view of high Himalaya ranges including above 8,000 m peaks, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Manaslu and other awesome snow capped peaks.

Annapurna Dhaulagiri Panorama Community Trek

The destination of your trip to Khopra Danda will be a cheerful on through Swanta and Dhadkharka. A viewing the misty depths of the Kali Gandaki and the deepest gorge in the world’s, surrounded by the spectacular lofty peaks of Nilgiri, Annapurna I and Annapurna South, including massive Dhaulagiri range.

Similarly, you will have a full day for our exploration hike. From the Kopra ridge ancient higher on pilgrims trail to the sacred water of holy Khaair Tal. Lake nesting beneath the awesome face of Mt. Annapurna Fang of Annapurna I pass Dobato via Bayeli on the way to Tadapani and Ghandruk. Moreover, Ghandruk village is one of the best and biggest Gurung settlement in the areas.

The memorable Annapurna Dhaulagiri Panorama Community Trek ends with the celebration of your last day trip in Pokhara

Short Itinerary

  • Day 01: KTM Arrival pick up from Airport and welcoming by garland and transfer to Hotel, trek briefing and welcome dinner.
    O/ N Hotel –BDB
  • Day 02: Sightseeing world heritage sights Hindus & Buddhist shrines / Trek preparation
    O/N Hotel – B/B
  • Day 03: KTM – Pokhara Fly or Drive (30min/ 7 hrs) Free Afternoon in Pokhara (820m)
    O/N Hotel – B/B
  • Day 04: Drive to Galeshwor and trekking to Banskharka (1,400m) 3hrs
    O/N lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 05: Banskharka – Nagi (2,345m) 4/5hrs
    O/N lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 06: Nagdi – Mohare Danda (3,300m) 5hrs
    O/N lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 07: Mohare Danda – Swantha (2,250m) 5hrs
    O/N lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 08: Swantha –Dhandkharka (3,020m) 4hrs
    O/N lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 09: Dhandakharka –Khopra Danda (3,600m) 3hrs
    O/N lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 10: Excursion day to Khayer Lake 2nd night in Khopra (4,560m) 8hrs
    O/N lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 11: Khopra Danda – Dobatte (3,200m) 4/5hrs
    O/N lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 12: Dobatte –Ghandruk (1,940m) 5hrs
    O/N lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 13: Ghandruk –Kimche (1,640m) 1hrs end of trekking drive to Pokhara via Naya Pul (2hrs)
    O/N Hotel – (BLD)
  • Day 14: Drive / Fly to KTM free Afternoon
    O/N Hotel – (B/B)
  • Day 15: Free day in KTM & Farewell Dinner
    O/N Hotel – (BDB)
  • Day 16: Final Departure to airport by privet vehicle and back to home share experiences with family and friends unforgettable memory of Dhaulagiri Annapurna Community trek.

Important Note

The above itinerary is a guidelines and a standard outline we advise to help you to plan your trip, we can be Expand, modified and also offer Tailor–Made trips according to your requirements and availability of the time frame, before trip booked. But when trip starts your Leader or guide only legally responsibly to change itineraries majority of group interest.

Itinerary

On your arrival day in Kathmandu, You will be received by the representative staff from Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing P. Ltd with proper greeting. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up. In the afternoon, you will visit our office; there will be short trip briefing and introduction with your trekking guide. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing. For dinner, you will be served excellent cuisine.

Overnight at Hotel–BDB

The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. After half day sightseeing the rest of the day is free day so you can hang out to the necessary places you might need to go before trekking like, Money changer, ATM, Market ETC.

Overnight at Hotel B/B

After having your breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport. We take an early morning 30 minutes flight to Pokhara and enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas from the right side of your plane. Or you can take a Tourist bus to Pokhara about 6-7 hour drive via scenic Prithivi Highway enjoying short stops for lunch and breakfast and scenic beauty all the way around. Check in to the hotel, after freshen up, you will be free to explore the lake side around the beautiful lake Fewa by yourself or with guide. Over night at hotel to start the Annapurna Dhaulagiri trek.

Overnight at Hotel B B

After Breakfast at Hotel, we will drive by privet Vehicle to Galeshwor (900mtrs) which is the starting point of our trek. Then we head towards Banskharka, fabulous Magar Village and friendly people will welcome us by beautiful flowers and with deep history of producing mandarins, orange and honey. During this trek, we stay,  have our dinner and breakfast at community dining and sleep at local villager’s home, Which is run by  community.

Overnight at lodge – (BLD)

After having hot Breakfast at Banskharka, we follows the north-west uphill to Danda Kateri (2,009 m.) where we stop for lunch. After lunch break again keep continue another 2 hours to Nangi village (2,300m). Nagi Village known as an “internet village”, old settlement, unique culture and tradition of Magar people, best view of Dhaulagiri range, Gurja peak, Annapurna south, Barah Shikhar and Nilgiri south.

Overnight at lodge (BLD)

After breakfast at Nagi, we trek to Mahare danda (3.300m).  Mohare danda is a famous hill station on top of the ridge. To get top of hill you need to climb almost 1,000 meters uphill. On this day, There is no tea houses and Resturant one way. So you need fell up enough water for whole day and pack lunch will provides you from our Guide.  Trail goes through beautiful forests of Oak and Rhododendrons with magnificent views of mountains such as Mt. Fishtail, south Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Tukche and many more. We will enjoy the stunning view of sunrise/sunset.

Overnight at lodge (BLD)

Same as usuall, We Start our journey by walking through trial surrounded by rhododendron, pine, oak trees we will hear see various species of birds on our way to Swantha.Swanta (2,250m) is standing at bottom of Annapurna south & along a green valley. Swanta is a small, perfect place for rest with nice hot shower maybe. There is also good lodges in this place which offers a best food you might find in your visit to Nepal.

Overnight at lodge (BLD)

After having breakfast we start our trek to Dhan Kharka, The trail goes through beautiful forests of Oak, Bamboo and Rhododendrons with magnificent views of mountains such as Mt. Fishtail, south Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Tukche and many more. In the evening, we observe glorious sunset view with beautifil valleys and villages.

Overnight at lodge (BLD)

After breakfast, trek to Khopra Danda (3,600m). Khopra danda trails goes through pretty with Rhododendron forest. This ridge will offers you one of the best panorama view of Dhaulagiri range, Nilgiri and Annapurna Fang with the wolrd deepest Kaligandaki George between Annapauran-I and Dhaulagiri-I. We will see Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Dhampus peak, Annapurna South, and Nilgiri mountains.

Overnight at lodge (BLD)

2nd night in Khopra Excursion day to Khayer Lake (4,560m) about 8 hrs. This is a beautiful natural spot with religious importance for Hindus, as the temple by the lake is dedicated to Goddess Khayer Barahi. A fair is help here on the day of Janai Purnima. We have spectacular views from around the lake. You can see the deepest gorge in the world. We return to Khopra Danda, stop for the night.

Overnight at lodge (BLD)

After breakfast trek continue to Dobatte (3,200m) 4/5hrs. A short descend down brings you to Danda Kharka located in the middle of beautiful rhododendrons forest, different species of birds and pristine mountain views. One of the great day to trek, small nice trail goes through along the ridge with stunning views, forest and different valleys. Once you get in the lodge, the place is quite cold but friendly lodge owner will make fire in the Chimmney and heats the Dinning hall. Moreover, you will have great evenning with warm danning and will enjoy family hospitality.

Overnight at lodge (BLD)

Before breakfast, you will hike up Mundai hill just beside the village. It is worth to visit and best place for panorama views and Sunrise you can see. The views from here even much better then the famous toruristic place Poonhill.

After breakfast trek continue to Ghandruk (1,940m) we will pass through a thick rhododendron trees and after walking for approximately 5 hours, we will reach Ghandruk. Ghandruk is an undulated settlement occupied by houses made up of stones and it is mostly occupied by the Gurung inhabitants. In Ghandruk, the close-up soaring views of Fishtail, Hiunchuli mountains, Annapurna South, and more will allure you again. Here, we will explore around the village and also visit the Gurung Museum to understand about culture and tradition of the Gurung inhabitants.

Overnight at lodge (BLD)

After breakfast trek continue Kimche (1,640m) 1hrs end of trekking drive to Pokhara via Naya Pul.

Overnight at Hotel (BLD)

After Breakfast transfer to airport and fly back to Kathmandu or we can also drive back via Tourist bus.

Overnight at Hotel (B B)

You are free to spend the day at your leisure to relax, refresh, and perhaps take a trip to explore more of the city, before the group’s final evening celebrating huge achievement with a special athentic dinner. Around the evening, we will take you for a farewell dinner. While having dinner, we will also discuss your trip and take feedback.

Overnight Hotel (B/DB)

Final Departure One of our company representatives will assist you to get to the airport by privet vehicle as per your flight departure time and back to home share experiences with family and friends unforgettable memory of Dhaulagiri Annapurna Community trek

Dates & Cost

USD – 1260$ Per person 

Trip Start Date Trip End Date Price Status Book
1 April 2018 12 April 2018 US$ 1500 Book Now
12 April 2018 26 April 2018 US$ 1200 Book Now
1 May 2018 24 May 2018 US$ 1800 Book Now

Inclusive

Annapurna Dhaulagiri Panorama Community Trek

Cost Includes

• Arrival airport pick up and Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
• Accommodation 2-3 stars Hotel in Kathmandu on a twin share bed with B/B plan
• According to CHOICE of menu 3 times meal B/F, Lunch & Dinner with 2cups of tea or coffee in breakfast and every meals a cup of while the trekking.
• Responsible trekking policy of two Trekkers: One porter.
• Accommodations at clean and comfortable local Tea House – lodge during the trek.
• English speaking guided half day city tour with world heritage sites.
• All domestic flight, Airport taxes, private transportations starting & ending points of trek.
• English Speaking Experience local Mountain Guide – by Himalayan Trails trained and Nepal government licensed holder as well as First Aid Eco trained.
• Along the trek basic complete First Aid Kit.
• Assistants Guide and other support staff if indeed.
• Annapurna Trekking Map.
• Insurance of all staffs Guide, Assistants, porters and Accommodations, food and reasonable salary during the treks.
• All necessary officials pepper work.
• TIMS, Annapurna conservations entry fee
• Warm clothing and required trekking gear for porters
• Travel and Rescue arrangements
• All the Government Taxes
• Welcome and Farewell dinner as per itinerary

Cost Excludes

• Nepal entry Visa fees (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
• International Airfare
• Your Travel Insurance
• Lunch, Dinner & Drinks in the cities.
• Any kind of drinks & personal expenses on trek.
• Hot shower, Electricity Bills during trek
• Personal gear & clothing
• Medical evacuation encase of Emergency
• Tips and Items of a personal nature like postage and laundry
• Expenses deserve due to Natural or manmade hazards like landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. will be charge extra as per actual and anything not specify on the cost

Fitness

Annapurna Dhaulagiri Panorama Community Trek

TRAIN AND FITNESS 

Physical fitness is one of the most key elements on the trek. The trekking in the Himalayan is not forced on it and pacing is always slow, most of the days generally being shorter than a hiking day at your home country. We believe that should be you’re imaginable of its kind of holiday trip literally than a contest to provide evidence of the travelers. We maintain situated so as to allow easy access to your trip can be demanding but not a difficult. You can make your own speed and enjoy your trip stunning atmosphere rather than following to other to catch. Himalayan Trails, recommend that you assume on a good fitness agenda proceeding to your trip although and one that builds up general strength and specific leg muscle groups. There is nothing like hiking with a bag pack to train for trek in Himalaya. So our best advice is to get out into the Hills or Alps as often as you can. You better ware your hiking boots and carry about 5-6 kg in your day bag-pack; this is a good weight to walk with it.

If you are doing Gym then which can be helpful and work on the thigh and calf muscles but better to build your heart rate over 50%. Any kind of heart breed activities are good but swimming will not add it doesn’t train right muscles groups better added other exercise to be effective. Hiking in Hills, Alps would be the best preparation for a trek in Nepal.

EXPERIENCE FOR THE NEPAL TREK

The trekking trail and area of Nepal mostly well trodden and natural path most of the regions, even though it can be rocky and rough in some parts. It is not precipitous and there is no rock climbing or Mountaineering which is requiring equipments. It is hike most of the way in Himalaya, but some parts of the hills can be steep up and down and can be longer!

On the way you may meet many people along the trails as well as Donkeys, Yaks and heavy load porters. Walking in the Himalaya there is rule of the way when meet an approaching Donkeys, Yaks and porters always make sure you step to always on side where wide enough to passes through each other,( towards slopes side of the hill or inside of the Trail). Note: never ever stand ridged sides of the trail. If you stand, it means, we call (outside standing is suicide and inside is safe site) because it can be push by them down to mountains or rivers.

The trekking poles are very useful, if you have problems with knees, depending on weather or personal choice for using them. Even though higher up, ice path, moraine, open slopes may give you extra support from it, also quite easy to follow the path.
Always final sections are can be Glacier itself and high elevation, it is bit difficult and occasionally slippery under trails. The ice is covered in water stones and dirt, so where a coolant produces cold temperatures in the surface below.

Comfortable, good sole, ankle support (4 seasons) trekking boots water proof are recommended for the high passes trek but for the lower trek light weight hiking boots are fine to protect you beside, probably going over an ankle, low altitude trek heavy boots will be hot and unwieldy.

ACCOMMODATION ON THE TREK

Tea house trek accommodation will be in comfortable tea houses and lodges run most of the area by local families, except people specify a preference for tents. Every tea house or lodge has a common heated Chimney in the dining hall, although the bedrooms are not heated with mattresses, pillows and two beds in a room. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bag (3 seasons in normally fine) but possibility is also you can buy and hire in Kathmandu.

Generally most of the tea houses have hot showers by gas gizzards and they have squire toilets but some area have and use drop toilets with flush systems.

For the Camping/ Tent trekking we use branded company tents which are for two persons comfortably can sleep and can put your luggage on side, and we provide you the mattresses. Tents are fixed always near the guest house and eating in our own dining tent, sometimes eating can be indoors, depends on possibility. So toilets sometimes you will use from the lodge but obvious we will have our privet toilet tents too.

Himalayan Trails support 

Our main back bones of the trek are porters, will carry your main duffle bag up to a maximum weight of 12-14 kg per guest and supply for all the groups needs, if you need to go back down to the valley together with assisting you. Apart from specially camping, all the accommodations are in local lodge or Tea houses which are well prepared, warm and friendly environment.

Our entire trip we run by permanently Guides or Leaders, who have been employed over ten years with us and been training personally high standard leadership and first aid by our company. They know how to deal with emergencies and speak fluently English. They are always helpful and look after you so many years have been working with tourist and westerns, they know the westerns needs and understanding. Our porters are always who works with us forever all our teams are dedicated and they will provide high standards services.