The Annapurna Community trek provides a unique and close-up insight into village life, close to the magnificent peaks of the Annapurnas, Machhapuchhre and Dhauligiri, in the beautiful Annapurna region. Like the more popular Poon Hill trek or Annapurna base camp trek, this trek takes you through very similar landscapes. In fact, Poon Hill is visible from just below the ridges of Mohare Danda.
Trekking through 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 rather than a tourist. As a model of a public-private partnership for the sustainable development this trek economically support villages and communities that lie along this trail.
Through the trek you will stay in community lodges. In some of the villages, as an alternative to the community lodges, you will stay with local families in their home. This is a great way to get a closer insight on how the local people live, and experience the culture and life of the community. Local villagers here not only offer accommodation and food, but also cultural programs and an insight to the village life.
- 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
ABOUT ANNAPURNA COMMUNITY HOMESTAY & LODGES
Accommodation on this trek is in community lodges that have been built by the local people from the communities where you are staying. These are built in an environmentally-friendly way, from local materials and using local labor. The local villagers run the lodges and the purpose is to ensure that the whole community share the benefits from the income coming from tourism.
Most accommodation will be on a twin-share basis, though occasionally you might be accommodated on a multi-share basis (sometimes in homestay accommodation). You will need to be flexible!
Why You’ll Love The Accommodation On The Annapurna Community Trek by Elen Turner
Trekking for a Good Cause—the Community Eco-Lodge Trek by Marianne Heredge
Annapurna Community Eco-Lodge Trek