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!
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
• 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
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
You are advised to consider the following equipments as essentials while packing for the 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.
Note: Available to hire/rental through HH
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.