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Annapurna Community Trek
Annapurna, Nepal
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  • Annapurna Community Trek
  • Annapurna Community Trek
  • Annapurna Community Trek
  • Annapurna Community Trek
  • Annapurna Community Trek
  • Annapurna Community Trek
  • Annapurna Community Trek
  • Annapurna Community Trek
  • Annapurna Community Trek
  • Annapurna Community Trek
  • Annapurna Community Trek

This trek provides a unique and close-up insight into village life in this beautiful area of the Himalayas, close to the magnificent peaks of the Annapurnas, Machhapuchhre, Dhauligiri – some of the highest mountains of the world. Trekking in such pristine and unspoiled area, you are unlikely to meet many other trekkers. Instead, you will meet the local farmers, yak herders and village people in the communities where you will be treated more as a guest than a tourist.

Highlights

- A unique close-up glimpse of the Himalayan lifestyle.
- Pristine and unspoilt
- This is one of the less crowded and trekked areas in the Annapurna region.
- Get inspired by the local people, and visit community projects.
- The fantastic panoramic sight of the Annapurnas; close-up views of Dhaulagiri and Macchapucchre

ITINERARY:

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Galeshwor & trek to Bas Kharka (825m, 3hrs) 

Day 02: Trek from Bas Kharka to Nangi (2300m, 5hrs)         

Day 03: Trek from Nangi to Mohara Hill (3300m, 7 hrs)                           

Day 04: Trek from Mohara Hill to Tikot (2250m, 7hrs)             

Day 05: Trek from Tikot to Tipling (3 hrs) & drive back to Pokhara via Beni (5hrs drive) 

Note**

1. The guests need to drive first from Kathmandu to Pokhara as the trek starts from Pokhara only. It costs USD 125.00 per car one-way transfer and the approximate time it takes is 06 hours. The other alternative option is taking flight, which takes around 25 minutes and costs USD 123.00 one-way. The rate of flight is subject to change at the time of booking. There are varieties of accommodation options available in Pokhara and the price range varies according to the standard of hotel. Our suggested hotel is based on Tourist standard and it costs USD 62.00 for a single room and USD 73.00 for Twin Sharing or Double-bedded room.

 

Includes:

- Transport from Pokhara to and from start/finish of trek



- English speaking Nepali guide for the trek



- Porter (one porter per two trekkers)



- Accommodation in community lodges or family homestays (Twin Sharing)



- All meals - 4 Breakfast, 4 Lunch and 4 Dinner



 


Excludes:

-Personal expenses (e.g. tips, souvenirs, laundry, telephone)



-Emergency Evacuation



-Additional expenses which may arise due to circumstances beyond the control of community homestay such as landslides, strikes etc.


A link to the exact pick up location and the detailed address will be sent to your account email id once the payment is complete

Day 1: Starting from Pokhara, you are driven to Galeshwor, where you start your trek. Heading up to Bas Kharka, you pass scattered farmhouses, climbing through the forest and then orange groves as you approach this attractive village. You will have time to explore this Magar village, maybe visit the school and healthpost, and in season, enjoy the sweet oranges that grow on the hillsides here. (825m; 3 hours).



Day 2: You head up through the forest to Danda Kaske where you stop for lunch. Overlooking the valleys, this is a get place to meet some of the local people and admire the views. After lunch, it is a leisurely walk on to Nangi, the main village where you will spend the night. Here you can visit the school, see how the villagers make paper from the locally grown plants, visit a medicinal plant nursery, and a number of other income-generating projects. (2,250m; 4-5 hours).



Day 3: Today you climb through forest, with stunning views of the mountains. Upon the top of Mohare Hill, you can see the Himalayas stretching as far as the eye can see, with close-up views of Macchupucchre (Fish Tail Mountain) and Dhaulagiri. Surrounded by forest, don’t be surprised to meet yaks grazing nearby. There is no village here, but here is the highest wireless internet relay station in Nepal, providing internet to the remote villages for schools and healthposts that use tele-medicine, linking up with hospitals in Kathmandu to provide better healthcare in the villages.



Day 4: A fantastic ridge walk, with marvellous views in every direction, you descend through forest to the secluded lodge at Danda Karka. The mountains here seem so close, you feel could reach out and touch them. (2,800m; 2 hours).Continuing down, you pass through changing scenery as you go down to Tikot, a village of narrow lanes and beautiful houses. Here you visit the school and experience the fascinating Mayar dance tradition (the men dress as women, while the women sing traditional songs). Staying with families in their home, you get a close-up glimpse of village life in this fascinating and bustling village. Sit and watch the women carrying huge mountains of grass to feed their buffalo; see the children clutching their books on their way to school; see the villagers working in their fields. (2,300m; 5-6 hours).



Day 5: Too quickly the trek is close to ending. From Tikot you descend a steep path down to Tipling, with amazing sheer views down to the Kali Gandaki river below. After about two hours’ descent, at Tipling you are transported back to Pokhara. 


Accommodation used on the trip

Accommodation on this trek is in community lodges, that have been built by the local communities where you are staying. These are built in an environmentally-friendly way, from local materials and using local labour. The local communities run the lodges and the purpose is to ensure that the village people share the benefits from the income coming from tourism, for projects that will benefit the whole community. Most accommodation will be on a twin-share basis, though occasionally you might be accommodated on a multi-share basis (homestay accommodation). You will need to be flexible! Bathrooms in the lodges and family homestays are invariably outside and basic.



Transportation for the trip

Transport is provided to and from Pokhara to the start and finish points of the trek.



Meals

Food provided is locally grown, cooked by local people trained to high standards, to meet the requirement of the guests. Meals are provided on a fixed choice basis, though special dietary requirements can be provided for (as long as advance notice is provided). Typical meals will include the national dish, dal bhat, which comprises of rice, dal soup, with a vegetable curry made from seasonal vegetables available locally. Meat may be provided for some meals. Other dishes might include roti (flatbread) with curry, fried rice, momos – small stuffed dumplings that are steamed and served with relish.



Water

Water from the village taps is not safe to drink. However, there will be boiled water provided in the lodges that is fine for drinking. It is recommended taking water purification tablets or a filter as these are environmentally-friendly options for ensuring you have drinking water available whenever you need it.



Guides and porters

Your porters will all be locals, coming from the villages in the area where you are trekking. One of the main objectives of this project is to enhance employment opportunities in the local communities. RMT will provide guides, maintaining a high level of service, especially until local guides can be trained to meet the high standards expected.



The physical reality

This is not a trek for those needing every comfort, though the standard of accommodation is clean and good. You cannot expect hot water everywhere, though every attempt is made to ensure that your stay in the lodges and family homestays is as comfortable as possible. Sometimes the toilet will be outside and away from where you are staying (family homestay accommodation). Remember that these are remote villages, with few of the mod-cons you might find in the towns.



Culture shock

Trekking in Nepal you will experience a very different perspective on life. Poverty is everywhere, but you will be greeted with smiles and friendly faces. Most of the villages have electricity, but often water has to be brought from an outside tap, some way away.



Communication

Email: This area is unique in offering internet access throughout the trek. Telephone: In some villages, it may be possible to use an STD telephone. For mobile/cell phones, in some areas, it may not be possible to get a signal, but most places along the trekking route are accessible if the mobile phone has international roaming facilities.



Insurance

It is essential that you take out comprehensive travel insurance prior to your trek. Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency evacuation and repatriation, and personal liability. We also recommend that it covers cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.



Health

There are no specific health requirements for entry into Nepal. However, you should consult your doctor for up-to-date information regarding vaccinations. This trek does not involve going to high altitude, so medication for altitude is not required. Medications for any reasonably foreseeable illnesses need to be brought with you whilst travelling in Nepal, as outside Kathmandu, pharmacies will be few and far between, and also limited in what they can supply. Please be aware that medical facilities are not of the same standard you might expect at home. We strongly recommend that you carry a personal first aid kit as well as sufficient quantities of any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses).



Climate

Nepal is a mountainous country and so is the land of climatic extremes. Be prepared for cold at any time of the year, especially once the sun goes down. The weather is usually mild from March through to October. During the summer monsoon (June-August), it will be warm and humid and rain is frequent in July and August. During the winter, it will be cold but clear and settled.



Packing for your trip

• Trekking shoes/boots

• Fleece jacket or equivalent.

• Comfortable, trekking clothing (shorts and singlet tops are not appropriate)

• Hat – a good idea as the sun is very strong

• Gloves - wool or fleece and scarf

• Thermal underwear if trekking November - February

• Sunglasses

• Sunscreen

• Sewing kit and Swiss army knife

• Toiletries (including lip slave and moisturizer)

• Torch / flashlight - headlamp style is ideal

• First aid kit • Small towel

• Rain jacket (May-September particularly)

• Sheet sleeping bag – bedding is provided by you might feel more comfortable with your own)



Note: The guests need to drive first from Kathmandu to Pokhara as the trek starts from Pokhara only. It costs USD 125.00 per car one-way transfer and the approximate time it takes is 06 hours. The other alternative option is taking flight, which takes around 25 minutes and costs USD 133.00 one-way. The rate of flight is subject to change at the time of booking. There are varieties of accommodation options available in Pokhara and the price range varies according to the standard of hotel. Our suggested hotel is based on Tourist standard and it costs USD 62.00 for a single room and USD 73.00 for Twin Sharing or Double-bedded room.


Listing Base Price - US$844.00

Choose your add-ons (All prices listed are in addition to base price.)

+ Private transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara (The transfer cost is based on sharing basis for three guests at a time.)
+ Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
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