Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Trek

  • 12 Days
  • Medium
  • 3650 m
  • Teahouse/Lodge
  • January to May and September to December

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.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2 Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Drive to Nayapul (1/2 hrs), Trek to Ghandruk (1940 m)-5 hrs.Overnight at teahouse/lodge.
Day 3 Day 03: Trek from Ghandruk (1940 m) to Tadapani (2590 m) - 4 hrs.Overnight at teahouse/lodge.
Day 4 Day 04: Trek from Tadapani (2590 m) - Bayali Kharka (3450 m) 6 hrs.Overnight at teahouse/lodge.
Day 5 Day 05: Trek from Bayali Kharka (3450 m) to Upper Chistibung (2990 m) - 4 hrs.Overnight at teahouse/lodge.
Day 6 Day 06: Trek from Upper Chistibung (2990 m) to Kopra Ridge (3650 m) - 3 hrs, 1/2 day hike in Kopra Ridge optional.Overnight at teahouse/lodge.
Day 7 Day 07: Trek from Kopra Ridge (3650 m) to Swanta (2195 m) - 6 hrs.Overnight at teahouse/lodge.
Day 8 Day 08: Trek from Swanta (2195 m) to Danda Kharka (2850 m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at teahouse/lodge.
Day 9 Day 09: Trek from Danda Kharka (2850 m) to Tikot (2278 m) via Poon Hill (3210 m) - 8 hrs. Overnight at teahouse/lodge.
Day 10 Day 10: Trek from Tikot (2278 m) to Beni (850 m) - 5 hrs trek or 2 hrs drive on dusty road during the dry months. Overnight at teahouse/lodge.
Day 11 Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu from Beni – 8 hrs normal drive. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 12 Day 12: Final Departure.
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