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Classic community eco-lodge trek in western nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal



The Activity

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Have a close-up experience of the local culture and its people
  • Enjoy delicious, but simple Nepali food
  • Directly contribute to the local communities by taking this tour
  • Hike through rhododendron forest and have stunning Himalaya views
  • Duration: 16 days
  • Maximum group size is 6 people with a minimum of 2

DESCRIPTION

This trek is an extension of the village-to-village eco-trek. It has as a goal to provide a real, local experience and at the same time create benefits for the local communities along the way. Most of the income of the trek stays in the communities and almost all the arrangements are in association with the local communities.

This trek offers a close-up experience of the local culture and the fantastic and inspiring mountain views. The first four days, you will visit Bas Kharka, Nangi, the orange farm village, the spectacular Mohare hill, followed by Danda Kharka, located in the middle of a lush rhododendron forest. On day five, you will head towards the north to the stunning Khopra ridge and will descent to the deepest gorge formed by the holy Kali Gandaki via settlements of Narchyang village. Before driving back to Pokhara, you can relax in the hot spring at Tatopani.

You will sleep in homestays and community lodges. Delicious, but simple Nepali food will be served all grown organically. The main meal is called Dal Bhat, which consists of rice, lentil soup, vegetables (curried and plain), local salads, pickles and chicken or mutton, sometimes with buffalo meat.

This trek can be done throughout the year. However if you are looking for settled weather and clear mountain views, the best periods are autumn to winter and spring to summer before the monsoon starts.

Price includes:

  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Private transportation
  • One half-day heritage sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • English-speaking guide
  • Porter and support staff (1 porter per 2 persons)
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Staffs wages, food and insurance coverage
  • Porter and support staff
  • Cost of trekking permit (TIMs) and cost of nature conservation fees

Price excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Costs due to any unforeseen events
  • Personal expenses
  • Flights, visa or airport tax
  • Bottled drinks and beverages
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra porter and tipping
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Meet Vimal

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My name is Vimal Thapa. I always enjoyed being surrounded by nature from my early school days. I have been lucky to find a job that is well connected with nature and which I am practicing for over two decades now. I have led and guided many mountain and nature treks in Nepal including ‘Bird watching/ornithological tours” in national parks and important bird areas in Nepal.

I was and am still involved in some conservation and social organizations and lead the voluntary nature and birding tours in Kathmandu on weekends.

I also have explored new areas of natural and cultural importance, where I am running and leading trips. I also hope to continue exploring new areas with the aim to support local communities with real economic benefits. I would love to help them to become more self-supporting, the Myagdi district, is a good example.

I am enjoying my work a lot and always hope to make a difference, in my own way!


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