Just to the West of the Annapurna Sanctuary route, one of Nepal’s most visited areas, lies the Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Trek. Until recently only self-sufficient camping expeditions were possible in this area, but with the establishment of 5 community lodges and a homestay program this beautiful landscape has been opened up for off the beaten track “teahouse trekking”.
The trail is also called the Myagdi Parbat Eco-trek and is located near the Poon Hill area. This is one of the several new community-managed projects in Nepal where the benefits from tourism reach the whole community.
The trek offers a unique Nepal experience with a mixture of nature and culture. The views from Khopra, the highest point of the trek (3,650 m), are far better than from the frequently visited Poon Hill with panoramas of both the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. In addition, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to engage with the friendly villagers you’ll meet along the trail. Tip: Don’t miss the yak farm in Kopra Ridge. The only place in the Annapurnas where you can encounter the famous yaks.