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Annapurna Dhaulagiri Trek

The Annapurna Dhaulagiri trek is community lodge trekking on less trodden remote but beautiful trails into the wonderful heart of the Annapurna region.

Annapurna Dhaulagiri trek – Finest 2 week community trekking trail in Nepal

Annapurna Dhaulagiri trekking is one of the best scenic two weeks community based tea house treks in Nepal. No other treks offer such a rich variety of spectacular scenery, peace and isolation and experience of so many diverse Himalayan culture. We stay at community run and managed lodges, whose profits directly benefit local schools and people. The trail passes through many interesting traditional villages, beautiful forests and rarely trekked high alpine pastures offers magnificent views of the spectacular Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

On your arrival in bustling Kathmandu, Mountain Monarch organizes an authentic Nepali welcome dinner with ethnic cultural entertainment. We explore the sights and sounds of world heritage sites in Kathmandu before we drive to the peaceful lake city of Pokhara. After a short drive to Nayapul we ascend slowly and steadily through the lust forest to Ghandruk and Tadapani – traditional ethnic settlements with most stunning mountain profile of the Annapurna and Machapuchare – the combination of charming tiny thatched roofed settlements set among the narrow terraced fields on the backdrop of breathtaking mountain ranges simply amaze you.

Stunning views from Khopra Danda and Poon hill – less trodden route

Once we leave Tadapani our route is through the remote and less trekked high alpine settlement of Bayeli and Dobato on our way to Kopra danda. Khopra ridge offers probably the most incredible views of the colossal ramparts of Dhaulagiri which plunge dramatically into the misty depths of the Kali Gandaki – the deepest gorge in the world – surrounded by the spectacular lofty peaks of Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna south which dominates the North. We have a full day for our exploration hike from the Kopra ridge climbing higher on ancient pilgrim trails to the sacred water of the pristine holy Kaire Lake nesting beneath the awesome face of Mt. Annapurna Fang of Annapurna 1.

We return by a different trail to Ghorepani via Swanta after a week long trek to this fabulous and isolated routes of the Annapurna Dhaulagiri community trekking through open alpine pastures, oak and rhododendron forest. We hike up to Poon hill to capture the magical panoramic of 8000 metre peaks of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu and many more other satellite peaks including Hiunchuli, Annapurna south and the fluted peak of Machhapuchhare, known as the fishtail with its distinctive summit shape. We descend to Nayapul via Thirkhedhunga and then drive to Pokhara to end the memorable tea house trip to the Annapurna Dhaulagiri trek.


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US$ 1,190.00 per person

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