Eco-Community Cultural Trek - 14 Days

Eco-Community Cultural Trek is a relatively short trek that allows the trekkers to discover the untouched natural and cultural beauty of the Annapurna region. This is a peaceful and off-the-beaten-path trek newly discovered in the region.

During this Eco-Community Cultural trek, you’ll get an excellent opportunity to stay at community arranged homestay, where you’ll enjoy the company of the local people.

The most exciting part of this trek is the peaceful trail with less crowd. This trek is also perfect for those people who want to gain a fabulous first-time trekking experience in Nepal.

The major highlight of this trip is Mohare Danda (3,300 m). It offers spectacular panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhare. Furthermore, you’ll also see spectacular sunrise and sunset views over the glittering peaks.

Besides the natural beauty, the rich culture and warm hospitality of local people will surely encourage you to visit this area again and again.

This Eco-Community Cultural Trek begins from Galeshwor of Parbat District and passes via Banskharka to reach Nagi village and Mohare Danda.

This trek is the best choice for those travel enthusiasts who have a short time to explore the cultural and natural beauties of Nepal. However, you also can continue to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, at the end of Eco-Community Cultural Trek as the trail joins in Ghorepani and Ghandruk village of Annapurna region. You can also opt for some new trekking trail like Mardi Himal Trek, Khayer Lake Trek, and Karbakeli Eco Trek in the Annapurna region.

Let’s explore the untouched and unspoiled area of the Everest region and experience something new!

Highlights

  • Full day sightseeing of UNESCO Heritage Sites in Kathmandu valley
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syangja and Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Eco-community cultural trek in the Annapurna region
  • Visit famous Galeshwor Temple of Parbat district
  • Nagi village, the wireless internet village
  • Hike to Mohare Danda- one of the best vantage point for the panoramic sunrise and sunset views
  • Stunning and closer view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range from Mohare Danda
  • Experience the eco-friendly community-based accommodation
  • Experience the culture and traditions of Magar ethnic group
  • Walk via the peaceful trail and enjoy the natural solitude
DaysItineraryAltitudeTime
Day 01Arrival to Kathmandu1,338 m-
Day 02Sightseeing in Kathmandu1,338 m-
Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara1,338 m6-7 hrs
Day 04Pokhara to Galeshwor Temple- Trail walk to Banskharka1,450 m4-5 hrs
Day 05Sightseeing: Bans Kharka1,525 m6-7 hrs
Day 06Bans Kharka to Dandakateri1,525 m2-3 hrs
Day 07Afternoon walk to Nagi village2,320 m6-7 hrs
Day 08Tour of Nagi Village2,300 m4 hrs
Day 09Nagi to Mohare / Bhuwane Danda3,330 m6-7 hrs
Day 10Return to Nagi from Mohare Danda3,300 m3-4 hrs
Day 11Nagi to Pokhara via Mallaj Lekhpant2,300 m-
Day 12Sightseeing in Pokhara1,600 m4-5 hrs
Day 13Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and farewell dinner in the evening1,338 m6-7 hrs
Day 14Final Departure1,338 m-
Day 1
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

Max Elevation: 1,338 m, Kathmandu

After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will warmly greet you and transfer to the hotel.

After check in and some refreshments, you will attend a small meet up with your team guide and fellow trekkers. Our senior guide will give you a brief orientation about Eco-Community Cultural Trek.

After attending the orientation program, you can stroll around the nearby street and get familiar with the culture and lifestyle of Nepalese people. In the evening, you’ll join the welcome dinner at a Nepalese restaurant.

Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Today you’ll do a tour of UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley. This sightseeing tour includes the Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. All these sites reflect the history, culture, religions, and customs of the Kathmandu valley. After completing the tour, you’ll get time to prepare for your trip.

Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Travel Duration: 6-7 hrs

Max Elevation: 1338 m, Kathmandu

On this day, you will drive to Pokhara to start the Eco-community cultural trek. This is a drive of 6-7 hours where you will have a comfortable stay on the tourist bus.

While in the evening, you can enjoy the dazzling lights and the wonderful touristic vibes in Lakeside.

Day 4
Day 04: Pokhara to Galeshwor Temple- Trail Walk to Banskharka

Trek Duration: 4-5 hrs

Max Elevation: 1,450 m

Today you’ll visit Galeshwor Temple, an important religious site located on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River. Many pilgrims come to worship Lord Shiva with great devotion.

After visiting the temple, you’ll start trek and head towards Bans Kharka village. It is a beautiful Magar village in the middle of the orange farm crossed by streams.

Bans Kharka village is famous for orange farming and honey production. So, you’ll get a chance to taste honey during your visit. You’ll spend a night at one of the village houses of Banskharka. You’ll eat dinner and breakfast at community dining.

Day 5
Day 05: Sightseeing: Bans Kharka

Trek Duration: 6-7 hrs

Max Elevation: 1,525 m

Today you’ll get a whole day to explore this beautiful village. The village offers excellent homestay facilities. The major vegetation of this village is Pine, Rhododendron, Chilaune, and Katus.

You’ll notice some unique bird species like Himali Kokale, Syal Pothari, Lam Puchhre, Nyauli, and Rani Chari. Likewise, you can also interact with the village people and observe their farming practices.

Later you can also enjoy the cultural program where you can enjoy the local dance with authentic Nepalese food.

Overnight in Bans Kharka at community lodge.

Day 6
Day 06: Bans Kharka to Dandakateri

Trek Duration: 2-3 hrs

Max Elevation: 1,525 m

Today you’ll go for a half day trek to Dandakateri to enjoy the panoramic view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

Along with indulging in the Himalayan beauty, you’ll also get a chance to interact with the local people of Magar community. While interacting with them, you’ll know about their culture, tradition, and lifestyle.

After exploring the surroundings, you’ll return to Dandakateri for an overnight stay at eco-community lodge.

Day 7
Day 07: Trek to Nagi village

Trek Duration: 6-7 hrs

Max Elevation: 2,320 m, Nagi Village

After breakfast, you’ll start your trek towards Nagi village, famous as “Internet Village.” It takes about 6-7 hours. Nagi village is famous for its organic farms and typical Magar settlement. You’ll walk via beautifully cultivated organic farms, where you’ll get a chance to talk with farmers.

Walking via beautiful landscape for several hours, finally, you’ll reach Nagi village for overnight stay. You’ll spend your night at one of the community homestays, where you would get wonderful opportunity to experience the culture of Magar people.

Day 8
Day 08: Tour of Nagi Village

Trek Duration: 4 hrs

Max Elevation: 2,320 m, Nagi Village

Today you’ll have a whole day for exploring Nagi village. While taking a tour of the village, you’ll witness some high-altitude farming method. You’ll also get familiar with the old settlement and unique culture and tradition of Magars.

This beautiful village offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV, and V, Annapurna South, Nilgiri Himal, and Baraha Himal. Baraha temple, handmade paper production, and organic farming are other attraction of Nagi village. You can also visit the forest nursery and take part in the plantation.

Later in the evening, you can enjoy the traditional Sorathi dance of Pun Magars. Overnight stay at one of the eco-community homestays of Nagi village.

Day 9
Day 09: Nagi to Mohare / Bhuwane Danda

Trek Duration: 6-7 hrs

Max Elevation: 3,300 m, Mohare Danda

Today comes the most awaited day of this whole trip, as you’ll head towards the main destination- Mohare Danda (3,330m). You’ll pass via the dense forests of rhododendron and oak trees.

You’ll get the best views of snow-capped peaks while crossing the Himal pass. Here you’ll spot some rare wildlife like barking deer, mountain goat, pheasants, etc.

Mohare Danda is one of the best vantage points to observe the sunset and sunrise. In the evening, you’ll have an opportunity to see a beautiful sunset from Mohare Danda.

Once you reach the top, you’ll get the view of around twenty-eight mountains from Annapurna to Gauri Shankar range. You’ll spend a night at community homestay of the Magar people.

Day 10
Day 10: Return to Nagi from Mohare Danda

Trek Duration: 3-4 hrs

Max Elevation: 3,300 m, Mohare Danda

Today, you should wake up early in the morning for a sunrise view over Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. After enjoying the panoramic view of snow-capped peaks, following the same trail, we’ll trek back to Nagi village for an overnight stay.

Day 11
Day 11: Nagi to Pokhara via Mallaj Lekhpant

Trek Duration: 3-4 hrs

Max Elevation: 2,300 m, Nagi Village

Today, we’ll head toward Pokhara via Mallaj Lekhpant in Parbat District. Enjoying the picturesque hilly landscape, you reach Ratamata. In the evening, finally, you’ll arrive at Pokhara.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.

Day 12
Day 12: Sightseeing in Pokhara

Trek Duration: 4-5 hrs

Max Elevation: 1,600 m, Sarangkot Hill

Early in the morning, you’ll go for Sarangkot Hike to get an excellent sunrise view over Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. After enjoying the sunrise view over the mighty Himalayas, you’ll head down to Pokhara.

Further, you’ll go for sightseeing of major landmarks of Pokhara city. You’ll visit Davis fall, Shiva cave, Fewa Lake, Bindabasini Temple, and International Mountain Museum.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.

Day 13
Day 13: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner in the Evening

Travel Duration: 6-7 hrs

After breakfast, you’ll wave a final goodbye to the beautiful lake city Pokhara and drive towards Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, you can take rest and do some shopping.

In the evening, you’ll join farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of the trek.

Day 14
Day 14: Final Departure

Today is the last day in your Nepal. Our representatives will drop you at the International Airport three hours before your scheduled flight time.

Trip Note: We can customize the trip according to your requirements. After the Eco-Community Cultural Trek, you also can opt for a cultural tour, jungle safari, river rafting, bungee jumping, paragliding after this trip. For further information, please contact us.

Cost Included

  • Airport pick up and drop off service by a private tourists vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in tea houses during the days in a trek
  • All Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu half day sightseeing
  • Tour-guides for sightseeing
  • Airfare from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS card fee
  • A professional English speaking guide
  • All government taxes, VAT, and service charges
  • First aid kit box

Cost Excluded

  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • International Airfare
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal gear for trekking
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Personal Expenses (Soft and alcoholic drinks, snacks, laundry, telephone bills, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Gratitudes to the guide and porter

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Eco-Community Cultural Trek

Trip Facts

  • Annapurna Region
  • 3,300 meters, Mohare Danda
  • 9 Days
  • 2 to 10 persons
  • Moderate
  • 5-6 hours
  • Spring and Autumn Season
  • Pokhara

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