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Annapurna Dhaulagiri Trek - 18 Days

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 18 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Min person: 2
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About Trip:

This journey travels into pristine trekking territory south of the Annapurna Range. We will visit scenic villages that are off the beaten path with astonishing viewpoints of the majestic mountains. If you are seeking adventure away from the main trails and full of wonders, then this trek is for you.

The Annapurna Dhaulagiri Trek takes an enjoyable pace through the inspiring landscape of the Himalayan foothills. Although theroute is easily accessed from Pokhara, this area seldom gets visitors, which will mean more of a chance to interact with the local community. The journey in this area offers a window into traditional culture and lifestyles of the hills. Mountain views along the way include the Annapurnas, the Dhaulagiri and Lamjung ranges and Machhapuchhre, or Fishtail peak among many other highlights.

It all begins in Kathmandu with a tour of the Valley and its World Heritage Sites and bustling marketplaces. The next day, we’ll make a scenic flight to the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara, famous with tourist as a place to relax and take in the ambiance with inspiring views of Himalayan peaks.

We then began a pleasant trek through lush forests and picturesque villages surrounded by terraced fields with breathtaking mountain panoramas! We visit Nangi, where Magsaysay Award winner Mahabir Pun has set up a community lodge and handicraft centers for homegrown income generation. The residents raise money for local education and providing internet service in rural areas. From idyllic Nangi, we climb up to the viewpoint of Mohare with a community run lodge and unbelievable panorama of Machhapuchhre Peak and the Himalayas and the Pokhara Valley below it all. Sunrises and sunsets from here will be cherished for a lifetime. The trail then descends through forests and a lush valley and makes a climb through more dense forests up to Khopra viewpoint. This ridge top has another community lode and stunning views of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas and more. From Khopra we trek up to a magnificent alpine lake,Kayer Tal, before trekking to the traditional Gurung village of Ghandruk and trekking down the Modi River Valley to meet the road and a scenic drive back to Pokhara.

There are many choices for more trekking in the Annapurna area, and if you would like to extend your travels, just let us know and we will arrange according to your schedule!

We have fixed departures and custom treks that can be arranged any day to suit your needs and schedule. Himalaya Hikes looks forward to guiding you into the spectacular Annapurna Region and the most exhilarating scenery in Nepal!

Trip Highlights

  • Trekking in the least isolated region
  • Panoramic views of high snowcapped peaks
  • Rural villages with hardly any trekkers
  • One of the most aloof and intangible trek in the north west of Annapurna region

Outline itinerary

Day 1:Arrive Kathmandu via respective flights and transfer to Hotel

Day 2:Half day sightseeing of Kathmandu

Day 3:Flight to Pokhara and trek to Nayapul (1100 m/3610 ft)

Day 4:Trek to Lyangdi(1650 m, 5420ft)

Day 5:Trek to Sallijan (2300 m/7550ft)

Day 6:Trek to Nangi(2100 m/6895 ft)

Day 7:Trek to Mohare Danda (3245m/10,646ft)

Day 8:Trek to Swanta (2200m/7220ft)

Day 9:Trek to DhanKharka, aka, Chistibang (3000m/9845ft)

Day 10:Trek to Khopra (3870m/12,655ft)

Day 11:Exploration Day at Khopra

Day 12:Exploration Day at Khopra

Day 13:Trek to Dobato (3420m/11,225ft)

Day 14:Trek to Ghandruk (1950m/6393ft)

Day 15:Trek to Nayapul (1050m/3443ft) and drive to Pokhara

Day 16:Drive back to Kathmandu (1345 meters)

Day 17:Leisure Day in Kathmandu

Day 18:Transfer to Kathmandu’s international airport (TIA) for departure home

Cost Includes:


    • Fully Organized Camping Trek (FOT) with all meals and drinks (Tea and hot water) included.
    • All ground transfers as per Itinerary.
    • Expert HH trek leader, English speaking local guide, Sherpas and porters.
    • TIMS card and ACAP fees.
    • Restricted area permit fees
    • Domestic airfares
    • 4 nights’ accommodation at 4 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast.
    • Half day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees
    • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
    • Foods and Insurance for all staff & porters.
    • Staffs wages, allowances and their salaries.
    • Himalaya Hikes Kit bag and shirt, City map, 4 seasonal sleeping bag and dawn jacket. Sleeping bag and dawn jacket are to be returned after the completion of trip.
    • Service Charges.
    • A comprehensive medical kit.
    • Rescue arrangements.
    • All government and local taxes.
    • International flight re-confirmation.

Cost Excludes:

    •    International flight & departure tax.
    •    Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on trek for any reason (early arrival or late arrival, early return from the trek or tours).
    •    Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
    •    Personal gears & clothing (available on hire).
    •    Tips, any expenses of personal nature, clients insurance.
    •    Extra baggage charge


Detail Itinerary

Day 1Arrive Kathmandu via respective flights and transfer to Hotel

Day 2Half day sightseeing of Kathmandu

Day 3Flight to Pokhara and trek to Nayapul (1100 m/3610 ft)

Day 4Trek to Lyangdi(1650 m, 5420ft)

Day 5Trek to Sallijan (2300 m/7550ft)

Day 6Trek to Nangi(2100 m/6895 ft)

Day 7Trek to Mohare Danda (3245m/10,646ft)

Day 8Trek to Swanta (2200m/7220ft)

Day 9Trek to DhanKharka, aka, Chistibang (3000m/9845ft)

Day 10Trek to Khopra (3870m/12,655ft)

Day 11Exploration Day at Khopra

Day 12Exploration Day at Khopra

Day 13Trek to Dobato (3420m/11,225ft)

Day 14Trek to Ghandruk (1950m/6393ft)

Day 15Trek to Nayapul (1050m/3443ft) and drive to Pokhara

Day 16Drive back to Kathmandu (1345 meters)

Day 17Leisure Day in Kathmandu

Day 18Transfer to Kathmandu’s international airport (TIA) for departure home

Equipments List

You are advised to consider the following equipments as essentials while packing for the trek.


  • Hiking boots 
  • Socks
  • Trekking trousers and pants
  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Thermal gloves
  • Headlamp or head torch with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles 
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Water bottles
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers, Tooth brush/paste etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group may snore)
  • Deodorants
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash
  • Reading book & note book
  • Walkman 
  • Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu, when you come back from Trek

The gears in the list below are also provided by Himalaya Hikes as a part of your package but if you prefer to use your own private piece, we encourage you to bring your own. 

  • Down vest and/or jacket 
  • 4 or 5 season sleeping bag rated to - 10 degrees 
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag     

Note: Available to hire/rental through HH

Trip Note

The above itinerary should be taken only as a guide line; since we will be trekking on some of the most remote terrain on earth, it could change due to weather, availability of clean water and campsite, trail or any other unforeseen conditions. In the event of this happening, your senior guide will make the final decision after consulting with the group.

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