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.


  • 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


As a model of a public-private partnership for the sustainable development of the village communities, the Community Homestay Lodges benefit the local community not only by the earnings from the homestays, but by providing local employment in tourism and the associated community projects that are supported. Local villagers offer not only accommodation and food, but also cultural programs and an insight to the village life.

The lodges are basic, but clean and built are to blend with the rural environment very much in mind. (In a few places, you may be accommodated in families’ homes.) This is a great way to see close up how the villagers live, and experience their local culture and lifestyle.

The earnings made out of services provided by villagers are invested in a community welfare fund that especially supports education and healthcare. By visiting these villages, your trek benefits the whole community and helps improve their living standards as well as preserve their culture and tradition.

You are more likely to meet local farmers, cattle herders and villagers along the way, than other trekkers. Visiting the villages, you are treated as friends and guests rather than tourists.


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

$690 per guest

About Your Guide

The guides accompanying you are english speaking, experienced and certified trekking guide.

Package Itinerary

We've put together a multi-day itinerary for you to experience the best of Nepal.

What's Included
  • Transportation as mentioned
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide
  • Asst. Guide from 5 pax
  • Representative available per telephone, 24 hours per day, in case of emergency
  • Porter To carry Luggage. 01 porter each for 02 pax
  • Accommodation in Community Lodge
What's Excluded
  • Sleeping bags
  • Expenses of personal nature such as bar bills, mineral waters, hot water showers in trek, expenses to charge electronic devices while on trek
  • Meals
  • Accommodation and services in Kathmandu
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • Sleeping Bag
What To Bring
  • 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
  • Rain jacket (May-September particularly)
  • First aid kit
  • Small towel

Annapurna Community Trek in pictures

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