Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Trek

16 Days
  • Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Trek
  • Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Trek
  • Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Trek
  • Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Trek
  • Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Trek


This trek is a part of the popular Annapurna region, yet this trek is still under shadow for tourism. Nepal Government developed this trek in 2010 under local community's autonomy. Here, you can have real experience of Nepali life style of mid hilly region in Nepal. Local Community has built the lodges and tea houses where the benefit goes directly to the community (School, health post, etc.). You can observe Mt. Dhaulagiri Range, Annapurna Range and Nilgiri Range very closely from this route. You may choose to drive to Pokhara and then to Beni and start your journey to this community trek. The off the beaten path trail passes through many Interesting geography like traditional village, alpine forest and pasture land. It also offers a great view of Dhaulagiri (8,167 m.) and Annapurna (8,091 m.). Rhododendron and magnolia forests, terrace field and Kaligandaki valley together with eye-pleasing view of mountains are the special attractions in this trek. The highest point of this trek is 4,660 m. On the way we can pass through a beautiful traditional ethnic village with thatch-roofed houses of the Magar and Gurung people in this locality.

Trip Highlight
Annapurna and Dhaulagiri region,
Beautiful landscape and forest 
Ethnic people and culture
Terrace field, Kaligandaki valley, pasture land.

Fitness level Strong
Trip Duration 16 Days
Activity Nepal Trekking
Accommodation Hotel and Home Stay
Start - End Beni - Tatopani
Group Size Min 2 Px
Max. Altitude 4660 m
Trip Season Any Season(Autumn and Spring is Recommended)


Day 01: Arrive to kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Now from here your journey starts where we met at TIA where our representative member will be waiting for you with your name plate. Then you will be taken to a hotel. It can be a long flight for you so now  you can have some rest at the hotel and at night you’ll be provided with a typical nepali dinner.

Day 02: Guided sightseeing in kathmandu valley

This is the exploration day for you.  After having a warm breakfast at the hotel now you’ll be exploring the UNESCO listed world heritage sights of valley swayambhunath, patan durbar square, boudhanath, pashupatinath oldest hindu temple of kathmandu. 

Day 03: Drive or flight to pokhara

After having a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Now we’ll  start our journey towards the pokhara. It will be a 30 minutes long flight to the pokhara and through the bus it will take exactly 6 hours to reach the pokhara. After arriving at the destination now we’ll take some rest and enjoy the nightlife of pokhara.

Day 04: Drive to beni - galeshwor - Trek to banskharka

Our day starts with a delicate breakfast  then we’ll start our ride towards beni. After reaching Beni now we will cross a suspension bridge of lame Ahal which is at Kaligandaki river. Now we’ll have an amazing view of dhaulagiri mountain then local community staff will welcome you and you’ll have local dinner at banskharka.

Day 05: Trek to Nangi village (2330m)

After breakfast we’ll start our trek through the forest then we’ll have a closer view of nangi village. We’ll now have lunch at a community dining hall then we’ll continue heading the nangi village. Now we'll stay overnight at nangi village  lodge which is in the mid-hills nepal.

Day 06: Trek to Mohore danda (3360m)

Now we’ll leave nangi village then we will continue towards mohore danda. Now we will travel through a jungle and oaks. We’ll now enjoy our packed lunch  at humpal pass. Then after reaching the destination we can see the memorizing view of mountains.

Day 07: Trek to Tikot village (2250m)

With a beautiful sunrise we’ll wake up early in the morning  after having a hot breakfast. Now we will descend down to the hill of Danda Kharka then slope to Tikot village which is through the jungle of rhododendron,pines and oaks. Our community member welcomes you to show your home stay. You will have your overnight at a small home stay.

Day 08: Trek to Swanta Village (2270m)

After having breakfast we will now start our trek towards the swanta village. Now we will start our trek to khibang up and down hills then we’ll have our lunch at khibang community dining hall then we’ll continue through the shikha village by registering a trekking permit. Then we’ll climb up to swasta village after crossing the suspension bridge.

Day 09: Trek to Chistibang (3000m)

We’ll start our trek towards the chistibang after the delicious breakfast at swanta village. Now we’ll walk through the forest after crossing the dhasta khore river. Then we’ll reach the chistibang from where we can see the breathtaking view of ghorepani, shikha and dhaulagiri mountain.

Day 10:Trek to Khopra Danda (3640m)

After breakfast at chistibang now we’ll move to khopra danda. Now with a beautiful surrounding of natural beauty we’ll start to hike with the rocky path. It is the main viewpoint of the journey which offers an awesome view of dhaulagiri and annapurna ranges.

Day 11: Climb up to Khayar lake - back to Khopra Danda

We’ll start our journey early morning because after climbing the Khayar lake we have to come back also. It will be a long route on which we can see blue sheep, yak/sheep shelter, lakes, water-stream and mountain birds. After reaching the summit you’ll forget everything and you’ll  feel like you are in a paradise. Then we will come back to Khopra Danda.

Day 12: Trek to Paudwar village (2000m)

Now we’ll be heading towards the west-left way towards the downhill of rhododendron forest. Paudwar also is known as the gateway of Khayar bahari temple. This village is filled with pun and magar’s. Then we’ll spend our night here.

Day 13: Trek to tatopani natural hot spring

Now with a hot breakfast we’ll now leave towards the tatopani which is 3 down hills to kaligandaki. We'll be enjoying the bath at the bank of Kaligandaki which is also the massage for your trek. Then we’ll have our overnight at tatopani.

Day 14: Trek to Beni or you can hire bus or taxi to pokhara

After having the enjoyment and with taking the memorable views and experiences of tatopani now you’ll be transported to pokhara or you will trek towards pokhara. Bumpy road aside of Kaligandaki follows to pokhara. You can have your lunch in the middle at lumle and continue.

Day 15: Drive/ Flight to kathmandu 

Now again after having a delicious breakfast at pokhara now you have to return to capital kathmandu. If you are travelling through a bus then it will take 6-7 hours to reach kathmandu. Then on a flight it will take 30 minutes. Then after that you will be transferred to a hotel.

Day 16: Drive to International airport and departure

As this is the last day of your journey.  Now you’ll be leaving Nepal with a beautiful memory of your journey which cannot be forgotten. Now you can have some shopping and visit some tourist areas of the valley. Then you’ll be taken to TIA airport with a warm farewell.



√ Airport pick up and drop by  private vehicle 

√ Welcome dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant

√ Private Guided tour in Kathmandu Valley 

√ 3 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast

√ All private land transportation

√ 2 Night  hotel in Pokhara 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

√ Insurance for all staffs

√ First Aid Kit 

Not Included

× International Flight and Nepal Visa

× Food in Kathmandu  except Breakfast

× Personal expenses: (Laundry, phone calls, dry foods, cold drinks, bar bills)

×Temple/Monastery entrance fees

× Extra night of Accommodation and extra days of trek

× Travel Insurance and rescue

× Additional activities (Safari-Bungee-Paragliding-Rafting and so on

× Tip  to Nepali staff (Guide and Porters)


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