Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Trek - 16 Days


With the vibrant natural resources, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri are most go-to sites for travelers who get astonished by the beauty of majestic Himalayas. Stretching its vicinity in the Mid- Western arena of Nepal, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs lure many tourists every year. Known by the name of Khopra Ridge Trek, Annapurna Dhaulagiri community trek allows travel connoisseurs to explore new surroundings that are isolated from the touch of modernity. This place is very majestic and is recommended to every viewer.



Annapurna Dhaulagiri trek proposes a rich variety of magnificent scenery, peace and isolation, and experience of so many diverse Himalayan cultures that provide inner tranquility. The stunning turquoise Khayar Lake is the major fascination of this area along with the panoramic sunrise view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, etc. The recently opened trail in the Annapurna region leads you toward hospitable dwellers, Gurungs, and Magars. This is a unique trekking course in Nepal due to its objective – amplify the inhabitants of Parbat and Myagdi Districts to help with the education system of community-based schools in the villages. The beautiful path provides the layers of majestic topography to enlighten your trip. This is an “off-beaten” trek that allows you to witness the original primeval life of Nepalese. Your accommodation will take place in community lodges, or local teahouse.  The trek allows a different majestic Nepal experience with a mixture of nature and culture. The picturesque views from Khopra, the highest point of the trek (3,650 m), is unusually better than from the generally visited Poon Hill with panoramas of both the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif ranges. Moreover, you’ll have an abundance amount of opportunities to interact with the hospitable villagers you’ll meet along the trail. Glitter your experience by witnessing the yaks and mules of the caravan from Khopra Ridge.  By Annapurna  Dhaulagiri Community Treks in Nepal, you can contribute to the advancement of the living conditions of the locals by your simple gesture of exploring its vividness. The village Nangi, the first wireless internet-connected rural village in Nepal by Mahabir Pun. Mr. Pun is a local Nangi village resident. After many awards he received due to this social activity, he back to the village and spending his life in his hometown to teach youth about more internet access. You will have a chance to learn about him and his journey from the village community.

This is a very perfect place if you are a travel lover who loves the resilient place far away from civilization with modernity. This must be your go-to place in your traveling list.

Trip Highlights:

  • Less walked two weeks Khopra Danda trek into the heart of Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri.
  • Witness the diverse cultural and topography
  • Witness the Himalayan prospect from Mohore Danda
  • Full board organic meals on a trek with tea and coffee
  • Warm welcome by Locals
  • Lovely Panorama of about 25 high Himalayan ranges of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu which are above 8000m.
  • Creative Organic farming, Nepali handmade papermaking, community schools, yak herd, yak and cow cross-breeding farm, cheese making can be seen depending upon the course you fancy.
  • Lodges, homestays, lunch place, and trekking trails are managed by hospitable local communities.
  • Off the battered trekking trails and witnessing assorted flora and fauna.
  • Revenue from the lodges and trekking program goes to support schools and local health clinics in the region. So you've got a chance to be a HERO.


Day 1
Arrival to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

We will meet at the Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport waiting with your Nameplate and would drive to your hotel. After Fresh up, we will meet and talk about the program. In the evening we will provide you Typical Nepali welcome Dinner.

Day 2
Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

The next morning after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around the Kathmandu valley. You will visit the center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Hindu Temple and Swyambhunath. These are very ancient and historical pride of Nepal importantly enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflect the uniqueness and diversity in Nepalese culture. On the journey back to the hotel, you can travel around the local areas, gullies and lifestyle. You can perhaps take a relaxed walk through the famous streets like Thamel.

Day 3
Drive/Fly to Pokhara

Either take a flight OR Drive by tourist coach from Kathmandu to Pokhara by scenic Prihivi high way which will take you about 6-hour drive including time for lunch on the way. The Bus will drop you to the hotel. Welcome drinks will be served in a hotel than a short time for refreshment. In the evening you can go for a boating trip on Phewa Lake will follow where you can enjoy the spectacular views of Annapurna Himalayan Range reflected in all its glory in the calm green waters of the lake and visit the Barahi temple which is only accessible by boat. f you take a flight, it takes only 45 minutes. Overnight at Guesthouse. (BLD)

Day 4
Drive to Beni- 3hrs.- Galeshwor- Trek to Banskharka 1526m./3hrs.

After Breakfast at Hotel, we will drive by tourist car to Beni for 3 hours. After reaching Beni (900mtr.), a 30-minute short walk to lunch place at Galeshwor. Then crossing the suspension bridge at Lame AAhal above Kaligandaki River than climb to Banskharka village. It offers mesmerizing views of landscape/downhill, Dhaulagiri Mountain ranges, an Organic farm, Orange garden, a typical village, very friendly local people. You will be welcomed by local community staff at the Community dining hall with fresh Orange Juice. After short refreshment, escort to the room at a typical home-stay with a local family. Dinner will be served at the Community Dining hall. BLD

Day 5
Trek to Nangi Village 2330m./6hrs.

After Having hot Breakfast at Banskharka, we follow the north-west uphill to Danda Kateri (2009 mtr.) through the forest walk with beautiful nature walk. There are no tea houses till Danda Karetri, while arriving Danda Kateri than we will take lunch at Community Dining Hall with the views of Dhaulagiri ranges and a closer view of Nangi Village. Easy trail continuous heading the Nangi village. Overnight at Nangi Community Lodge. Nangi is a small village in the mid-hills of Nepal which is located in western Nepal on the Southern flank of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges of the Himalayas. While members of the village have been working to develop Nangi’s resources and build needed facilities for the community, the people have also tried to maintain their way of life, constructing homes, preparing food, and preserving traditions that have been practiced by the community for countless generations. They have Local handicrafts, Lokta Paper products, Fish Farming, Mushroom Farming, and so on. They will perform Traditional culture activities on request. Free WIFI is available. BLD.

Day 6
Trek to Mohore Danda 3360m./7hrs.

After Enjoying at Nangi Village, the trail leads all the way uphill to Hampal Danda (Pass) 3098mtr. It will be a beautiful walk through the jungle. Packed lunch will be recommended because there is not any tea house till Mohore Danda. You will make a dry picnic at Humpal Pass and gradually trek to Mohore Danda. Mohare Danda is the ‘high road’ alternative to the Ghorepani Trek, and follows an alternative trail up from Pokhara itself up to Banskharka, along with to Nangi and Mohare. The treks are along with scented forests of oak, rhododendron, and spruce and sometimes along exposed ridges that offer exhilarating views of Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Gurja Himal, Tukuche Peak, Dhampus Peak, Nilgiri (7061m.), Barha Shikhar, Annapurna I (8091m) Annapurna South (7219m.), Machhapuchhre/Fishtail (6993m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Lamjung Himal (6983m.), Manaslu (8163m.) and many peaks. Mohare Danda Trek is an initiative of Magsaysay winner Mahabir Pun who has developed a unique concept of eco-trekking that benefits the environment and development of the area. Free WIFI is available. BLD.

Day 7
Trek to Tikot Village 2250m./7hrs.

Eary Morning, you will weak up for beautiful sunrise to the Himalayas, You will watch the views of Pokhara Valley as well. Mohore Danda offers, stunning Panoramic views of Himalayas as well as the hills, beautiful landscape, rivers, terrace and so on.. After taking Hot Breakfast, the trail leads downhill to the Danda Kharka than gradually slope/up-down (Nepali Flat) to the Tikot Village through the Jungle of Rhododendron, Oaks, Pines. Local People of Community will welcome you and show their Homestay with very. They are very friendly, hospitality and kind. They will serve you Organic food at the community Dining Hall. You will spend overnight at their small homestay. It is situated at 2250 M. Perhaps one of the most beautiful villages in this trek. Tikot rests on one side of a smooth ridge in front of the Annapurna and right above the Kali Gandaki. This is the settlement of Pun Magar village. Free WiFi facility is available. BLD

Day 8
Trek to swanta village 2270m./6hrs.

After Breakfast at Tikot, we will start our trek up and downhill to Khibang (2060m.) Village with the standing views of Annapurna South and the beautiful walk through the local village. You will have hot Lunch at Khibang Community Dining Hall and continue to walk to Swanta through the large Magar Village Shikha. You should register your trekking permit at Shikha check-post (Annapurna Conservation Area Project ACAP), there you will cross the main trekking trail to Ghorepani/Jomsom. After Shikha, the trail leads a flat walk to Ghar Khola and cross the suspension bridge than step climb walk to Swanta Village at 2270m. Swanta Village is very quiet and beautiful where you will eat fresh vegetables and food. Hot shower and Free WIFI is available. BLD

Day 9
Trek to Chistibang 3000m. /5hrs.

Leaving Swanta, Gradually walk through the north side of Jungle, after crossing the Dhasta Khore river and step climb to Chistibang. It has only two community lodges in the middle of the jungle. You will watch the views of Ghorepani, Shikha, and Dhaulagiri Mountain. Free WIFI is available. BLD.

Day 10
Trek to Khopra Danda 3640m./ 3 hrs.

After Breakfast at Chistibang, you will start your walk up to Khopra Danda through the rocky path. It takes around 3 hours by normal walk. You will take hot lunch at Khopra. Khopra Danda is the main viewpoint of this trek. It offers mesmerizing views of Dhaulagiri ranges, Annapurna Ranges. With no doubt, one of the most impressive views anyone can experience the Himalayas. Khopra is an isolated spot that literally stands on one side of Annapurna South at 3660m, above tree-line, higher than clouds and the planes that pass by between Pokhara and Jomsom. You can see the deepest gorge in the world. Its Located in between two high Mountain (Dhaulagiri 8167m. and Annapurna 8091m.). Overnight at Khopra. Free WIFI is available. BLD

Day 11
Climb up to Khayar Lake 4660m. –Back to Khopra Danda (Side trip=Optional)

Side Trip: If you are Physically and mentally ok, then why not to visit Khayar Barahi Lake at 4660 meters. This route is quite a longe, it takes around 9/10 hours with a normal walk (go and Back), there is not any tea house, you will find only yak/sheep shelter, lakes, water-stream, blue sheep, deer, mountain birds. There are many rest points, temples, (Deuralis), the last part is very steep to climb up to the Khayar Lake. After reaching Lake, you will feel and realize what you have done. there are no words to explain, it looks like paradise. Amazing!!! Back to Khopra Danda. (Pack lunch, energy drink, snakes, water is highly recommended). BLD

Day 12
Trek to Paudwar Village 2000m./ 4hrs.

Leaving Khopra with Hot Breakfast, you will follow the west-left trail all the way downhill through the Rhododendron forest. Paudwar village is a large pun Magar typical village. It is also known as the gateway to Khayar Barahi Temple.. (Pau” means foot and Dwar” means way). This village has local products, agriculture farms, vegetables, cheese factories, schools. You will taste the yak/goat cheese here. Free wIFI is available. BLD

Day 13
Trek to Tatopani (Hot Spring) 1160m. 4 hrs.

It takes around 3 hours downhill to Kaligandaki river, after crossing the long suspension bridge than a few minutes walk to Tatopani Village where you will enjoy the hot spring bath in the bank of Kaligandaki river. It is like a natural massage for you after the trek. Tatopani is more commercial compare to other places in this trek. There are many Lodges with hot shower, this place is also the regular path to Mustang-Jomsom valley. There are many pilgrims pass by this place to visit the popular pilgrimage site Muktinath 3800m. at Lower Mustang. Overnight at Tatopani. Free WIFI is available. BLD.

Day 14
Drive to Pokhara 6hrs.

After Enjoying at Tatopani, Today, you will take transport back to Pokhara. It takes 5/6 hours drive to Pokhara. The Bumpy road follows the kali Gandaki riverside to the Beni and regular paved road back to Pokhara. You will have lunch at Lumle than continue to drive to Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara. BLD.

Day 15
Fly/Drive to Kathmandu (Flight 40 Minute, Drive 7 hrs.)

Today you will take either flight Or drive back to Kathmandu. If you take a flight, it takes only 40 minutes to Kathmandu and if you take land transport, it takes 6/7 hours to Kathmandu through the Prithvi Highway. Overnight at Hotel. BL.

Day 16

So, Today is the last day in Nepal for this tour, Our representative will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport by tourist vehicle. Wishing you a safe journey back to onward destination and waiting for your next visit. Bye Bye.. Naturally, Nepal Once is not enough. Come as a tourist, stay as a family, and go as a Friend.

Cost Included

  • Airport pick up and drop by tourist car
  • Welcome dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley by tourist vehicle
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • One English Speaking Govt. License holder Trekking Guide
  • Trekking Permit and TIMS permit
  • Trekking Porters (2 clients = 1 Porter)
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with hot drinks during treks
  • First Aid Kit and Trekking Duffel Bag for Porters
  • Tea House accommodation during the trek
  • All necessary land transport by tourist vehicles
  • Nepali staff salary, food, accommodation, Insurance, equipments.
  • Sleeping Bags and Down Jacket (to be return

Cost Excluded

  • International airfare and Nepal Visa Fee
  • Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara accept Breakfast
  • Personal expenses: (Laundry, phone calls, dry foods, cold drinks, Bar bills)
  • Temple/Monastery entrance fees
  • Extra night of Accommodation and extra days of the trek
  • Travel Insurance and rescue flights
  • Late arrival and late departure extra night
  • Additional activities (Safari-Bungee-Paragliding-Rafting and so on..)
  • Tipping to Nepali staff (Guide and Porters)

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Trip Facts

  • Tourist Vehicle
  • 1-20
  • 4660m.
  • Hotel and Homestay
  • Modorate
  • Kathmandu Airport
  • Kathmandu Airport
  • Round the Year
  • Trained Trekking Guide
  • Trekking
  • 3 Meals a Day
  • English