VILLAGE TREK BETWEEN ANNAPURNA & DHAULAGIRI

This small trek in the foothills of Annapurna is done in collaboration with social actors who work to improve the living conditions of the villages of the Magdi region through development projects - schools, clinics, reforestation, irrigation, etc.
For us it is a way to get closer to the locals and discover their daily life on an original itinerary with a few nights at the community lodge and sometimes Homestay.
HIGHLIGHTS
- Trek off the beaten track taking side roads, far from the crowds of trekkers in the splendid Annapurna region
- The nights at the Homestay and contacts with the villagers via the community lodges
- The rhododendron forests and panorama on the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri
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Itinerary

  • Level of Trek: Moderate
  • Best Period: March - May & September - Décembre
  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Number of walking days: 10
  • Highest Altitude: 3660 Meters
  • Flights: Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • Accomodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Lodge during trek
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Day
transfer to hotel
- Accommodation: Hotel
Morning drive to Pokhara 
- Accommodation: Hotel
Road to Beni (4h) then from Beni (road jeep) to Gomanetal (900m) before uphill to Banskharka village. “Community Dining Hall” meal in a community hall and night in Banskharka Homestay (1,526m).
- Elevation +650m
- walking hours: 2h
- Accommodation: Lodge
Trek to Nangi, the largest Magar village in the region. Lunch break at Danda Kateri (2,000m) “Community Dining Hall” then overnight at Nangi community lodge.
- Elevation +850m
- Number of hours of walking: 5h
- Accommodation: Lodge
a walking day where we gradually reach the undergrowth and climb through a forest of rhododendrons. Then, climb to the Hampal Bhanjyang pass (3,090m) then following the Widge we reach Mohare Danda. Night in a community lodge with a splendid view of 28 mountains.
- Elevation + 1,050m
- Number of hours of walking: 5h
- Accommodation: Lodge
Crossing in the dense rhododendron forest to the small lake Piyari Barahi Tal. From there, 20 minutes walk on a log path leading us to a vast clearing, Thulo Kharka, serving as pastures for buffaloes. From there the path follows the ridge and allows plunging views on both sides, especially on the Dhaulagiri. A meal in a community hall and a night at the Homestay.
- Elevation + 200m
- Elevation - 1250m
- Number of hours of walking: 6h
- Accommodation: Homestay
Before a short climb that brings us to a beautiful Magar village. From there descent to a suspension bridge before 1h30 of climb sometimes quite steep by flights of stone steps. Nice descent to Kibhang village. On the hillside, on a track, we reach in half an hour the entrance to the village of Sikha (2,040m) and the last ascent to Swanta.
- Elevation + 750m
- Elevation - 700m
- Number of hours of walking: 5h
- Accommodation: Lodge
We walk for 1h30 under a very dense vegetation cover, taking a sometimes steep path in the undergrowth to a waterfall near which we cross the river on a small wooden bridge. From there after 30 minutes of the steep climb, we reach the only tea-house restaurant "Evergreen". The climb still continues quite steeply for 2 hours with some clearings and more sparse forest to arrive at a beautiful community lodge.
- Elevation +800m
- Number of hours of walking: 4h
- Accommodation: Lodge
Uphill for 2 hours to get out of the vegetation cover at the foot of the mountain pastures. From there 30 minutes of walking on the mountainside by a narrow path to reach the plateau of Khopra on a spur dominating the valleys on 3 sides. Splendid view of the Dhaulagiri just opposite, the Nilgiri to the North, the Barahi Shikhar peak & the Annapurna South. The site also serves as a sheepfold for herds of yaks.
- Elevation + 650m
- Number of hours of walking: 2h30
- Accommodation: Lodge
There are 2 alternative paths to reach the community lodge of Bayali located among shrubs and bamboo groves. The direct is sometimes dizzying as it crosscuts a rocky bar at the foot of Annapurna South. First of all we reach the junction with the Chistibung path (30mn) then we walk 1h30 on the mountainside to a shepherd's shelter. From there the path goes up and down several times through white rhododendrons and bamboo groves populated by Danphe, Ghoral, and many other birds and also brown bears. The alternative path goes back through Chistibung before joining by cutting through several Bayali valleys.
- Elevation + 200m (short version)
- Elevation - 450m (short version)
- Number of hours of walking: 4h/5h30
- Accommodation: Lodge
After the last climb and the last lodge, we arrive at a ridge delimiting the districts of Myagdi and Kaski which we follow for 1 hour to arrive at Dobato lodge for lunch. From there the path follows a small stream until it passes under a Kani 30 minutes later. The descent is first steep for 1 hour then goes into a dense jungle where the trees are covered with moss and mushrooms. After 1h30 we reach the site of Tadapani where we find the much busier path of the great Annapurna tour.
- Elevation + 250m
- Elevation - 1050m
- Number of hours of walking: 4h30
- Accommodation: Lodge
In the land of honey hunters 2h30 descent through a forest populated by Langur monkeys to reach the Gurung village of Ghandruk with its beautiful dry stone houses. From there we find the rice terraces down in the valley of the Madi Khola whose banks we reach after Kimche. In Kimche we will take a local jeep and then find our vehicle in Nayapul which will take us to Pokhara.
- Walk 4h Elevation -700m
- Accommodation: Hotel in BB
Morning flight then a guided tour with the vehicle and French-speaking guide:
We will visit the great stupa of Bodhnath then have lunch and visit Patan - and its museum - one of the three ancient imperial cities of the valley, mainly Buddhist, known for its craftsmen founding statues. Transfer to the hotel.
- Accommodation: Hotel in BB
Transfer to the airport for the return flight.
End of our services.

What's included

- All transfers by private vehicle according to itinerary
- Private jeep (s) for Gomanetal
- 2 nights at Holy Himalaya Hotel or similar in Kathmandu on BB
- 2 nights at Lake View Resort deluxe room or similar in Pokhara en BB
- Trek full board in Lodge
- English speaking guide from Kathmandu - Kathmandu and its flight
- One day sightseeing in Kathmandu with vehicle and cultural guide
- Trekking team: assistants, porters for the whole trek
- Carrying luggage up to 13kg / person during the trek
- Trekking license ACAP & TIMS
- Staff Insurance
- Domestic airport taxes

What's not included

- Domestic flight Pokhara - Kathmandu extra
- Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara without breakfast
- Site entrance fees during visits
- International flight
- Nepal visas to get at the airport ($ 25 + photos)
- Compulsory repatriation insurance
- Tips, personal expenses and equipment, drinks, hot showers, recharging batteries during the trek etc.

Suppliments

>> Flight Pokhara - Kathmandu: 125$

>> Single room for 4 nights: 110$
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