- 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
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.
- 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)
- Staffs wages, food and insurance coverage
- Porter and support staff
- Cost of trekking permit (TIMs) and cost of nature conservation fees
- 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