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.
ABOUT ANNAPURNA COMMUNITY HOMESTAY LODGES
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.
Trekking for a Good Cause—the Community Eco-Lodge Trek by Marianne Heredge
The guides accompanying you are english speaking, experienced and certified trekking guide.
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