Annapurna Community Trek with Homestay - 12 days

Annapurna Community Trek with Homestay - 12 days


Annapurna Community Trek with Homestay is a one-of-a-kind trip that we recently introduced. The itinerary entails a fantastic adventure to Poon Hill via centuries-old mountain trails and lets you experience local lifestyles and cultures. This trip is designed to offer a unique experience to trekkers and leave a positive impact on the local community. It is a perfect combination of an amazing trek with an authentic homestay experience. You will also explore the ancient villages in close proximity to Kathamndu: Bungamati, Khokana, and Patan. It is a unique opportunity to gain insight into the traditional lifestyle and culture of the Newari people.

This trek takes you to Bandipur and 17-Jhyal Homestay, perched in the southern part of the Lalitpur district. Known for its 17 carved windows (17 Jhyal in Nepali) and straw roof, 17-Jhyal Homestay offers a genuine Nepali village lifestyle and insights into the Bhardeo community. The itinerary also entails an amazing trek to Poon Hill, Ghandruk, and Mohare Danda through a popular trail in the Annapurna region. In short, it is a superb-and-rare adventure. Anyone looking for a family trip can opt for this one-of-a-kind trip. 

Why Annapurna Community Trek with Homestay 

  • Majestic views of Annapurna Massif from Poon Hill and other places en route
  • Overnight at a more than 100-years-old homestay in the mountain village of Bhardeo
  • Experience an authentic lifestyle away from the daily chaos of the city.
  • Magical sunrise view of the Himalayan range from Poon Hill
  • Walk through one of the biggest rhododendron forests
  • Visit Ghandruk, the most popular Gurung village in the Annapurna region.
  • Explore beautifully preserved Bandipur town, and gain insight into the traditional Newari culture.

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft)and ASON stroll
Day 2 Drive to Bandipur, stay in Homestay (1,030m/3,380ft) - 5 to 6 hours drive
Day 3 Drive to Galeswor and trek to Bans Kharka (1,525m/5,002ft) - 5 to 6 hours drive, 3 to 4 hours trek
Day 4 Bans Kharka to Nagi (2,230m/7,315ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek
Day 5 Nagi to Mohare Danda (3,300m/10,824ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek
Day 6 Mohara Danda to Ghorepani (2,874m/9,429ft) - 4 to 5 hours trek
Day 7 Trek to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2,600m/8,530ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek
Day 8 Tadapani to Kimche via Ghandruk and drive to Pokhara (800m/2,624ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek
Day 9 Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to 17 Jhyal Homestay (1,400m/4,592ft) - Duration: 25 minutes flight, 2 hours drive
Day 10 Back to Kathmandu, with Patan, Bungamati, Khokana Exploration - 2 hours drive
Day 11 Free day in KTM, shopping (1,400m/4,592ft)
Day 12 Final Departure

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Route Map

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft)and ASON stroll

Once you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Third Rock Adventures will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in Thamel. After refreshments and relaxation, stroll around the neighborhood of Thamel and explore the busiest market square of Kathmandu, also known as Ason. Ason is famed for its bustling bazaar and unique location.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Drive to Bandipur, stay in Homestay (1,030m/3,380ft) - 5 to 6 hours drive

Bandipur Bandipur- a beautifully preserved Newari town

Early in the morning, you will be taking a short drive to Bandipur, located just about 147km from the city of Kathmandu. It takes about 5 hours to reach Bandipur on a private vehicle. Bandipur is a beautifully preserved Newari town, also dubbed living "museum of Newari culture." The street lined with traditional houses and hotels gives different vibes to first-time visitors. If time permits us, we will be hiking to Siddha Gufa Cave, the largest cave in Nepal.

Overnight in Bandipur.

Day 3
Drive to Galeswor and trek to Bans Kharka (1,525m/5,002ft) - 5 to 6 hours drive, 3 to 4 hours trek

Take a 5 to 6 hour drive to Galeswor from Bandipur after savoring a light breakfast. Galeswor is the starting point for this trek. En route, cross the suspension bridge over the Kali Gandaki Gorge. Ascend slowly, soaking up the grandeur of the trail to Bans Kharka. After 3 to 4 hours, you will reach Bans Kharka.

Overnight in Bans Kharka. 

Day 4
Bans Kharka to Nagi (2,230m/7,315ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek

Wake up early in the morning and prepare yourself for 7 hours trek to Nagi. The trail meanders through beautiful villages of the Magar people. The trek grants stunning views of the mountains and diverse landscapes. Today you will get an opportunity to visit an organic farm school.

Overnight in Nagi. 

Day 5
Nagi to Mohare Danda (3,300m/10,824ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek

On this day, you will head to Mohare Danda, one of the best viewpoints in the Annapurna region. You can admire the stunning views of Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, Machapuchare (Fishtail), and surrounding peaks from Mohare Danda. In the evening, you can enjoy a stunning sunset from the viewpoint. The trail to Mohare Danda is considered the best trail in Annapurna's lower regions. It should take you about 7 hours to reach this viewpoint from Nagi.

Overnight in Mohare Danda. 

Day 6
Mohara Danda to Ghorepani (2,874m/9,429ft) - 4 to 5 hours trek

On the 6th day, you will trek towards Ghorepani, a beautiful village settlement. Walk through lush rhododendron forests on your way to Ghorepani. Ghorepani, inside the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA), is the base camp for the Poon Hill trek. It takes about 5 hours to reach Ghorepani from Mohare Danda. Ghorepani has a number of guesthouses providing meals and accommodation to trekkers who spend the night a night before the early morning trek to Poon Hill.

Overnight in Ghorepani. 

Day 7
Trek to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2,600m/8,530ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek

On this day, you'll wake up before 4 pm to climb the hill station of Poon Hill and watch the spectacular sunrise and 360-degree views of snowcapped mountains. It takes about an hour to climb Poon Hill from Ghorepani. After spending quality time there, you will descend to Tadapani via Banthanti village, your destination for the day. En route, hike past Deurali Danda, another resting ground that offers inspiring views of the Annapurnas.

Overnight in Tadapani.

Day 8
Tadapani to Kimche via Ghandruk and drive to Pokhara (800m/2,624ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek

Ghandruk Village Ghandruk Village - The quaint village of Ghandruk offers an amazing panoramic view

This is your last day in the mountains. From Tadapani, traverse through the rugged trail to Kimche via Ghandruk, one of the most popular travel destinations in Nepal. Along the route, you will make your way through forested trails, waterfalls, and streams. Just before you reach Ghandruk, you will reach Bhise-Kharka. After continuously walking for about 6 hours, you will be in Ghandruk. From Ghandruk, catch a bus or jeep to Pokhara. 

Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 9
Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to 17 Jhyal Homestay (1,400m/4,592ft) - Duration: 25 minutes flight, 2 hours drive

17 Jhyal Homestay 17 Jhyal Homestay

If you wish to explore the tourist attractions of Pokhara before returning to Kathmandu, do let us know. We will arrange a half-day guided sightseeing tour for you. It is a 25-minute flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara and rewards spectacular views of the cityscape and mountains. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will freshen up and board a private jeep to 17-Jhyal Homestay. It is 190 years old home and boasts a unique ambiance, perfect for anyone who wishes to escape the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu.

Overnight in 17-Jhyal Homestay. 

Day 10
Back to Kathmandu, with Patan, Bungamati, Khokana Exploration - 2 hours drive

Patan Durbar Square Patan Durbar Square

On the 10th day, we will be back in Kathmandu. Today, we shall explore Patan, Bungamati and Khokana. Home to Patan Durbar Square, Patan is best known for its rich cultural heritage and brims with temples and palaces. Next, we have Bungamati, a rustic Newari town, the hometown of the deity Machhindranath. It is a short drive to Bungamati and then about a 20-minute drive to Khokana. Explore these two Newari towns and return back to your hotel.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 11
Free day in KTM, shopping (1,400m/4,592ft)

On this day, there are no particular things to do except shopping. You can explore the city area in an attempt to do the shopping for yourself and your families before you go to your home. Thamel has a lot of things for you to buy as souvenirs. From traditional Nepali clothing to Cashmere/ Pashmina and stone jewelry to Nepali handicrafts, you have a lot to choose from. In any case, our guide will walk you through some of the best shops to buy from.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 12
Final Departure

Finally, it's time to say goodbye! After breakfast, we will drop you off at the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight. If you want to explore more of Nepal in the near future, you can contact us anytime. Till then, we wish you adventuresome life. 



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Apollo Watkins
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Perfect itinerary for everyone.
Poon Hill, Ghandruk, Bandipur, Kathmandu, and 17-Jhyal Homestay. These all sound interesting right? Yes, I was amazed when Naba offered me this itinerary. Although it is recently introduced, it has the best recipe that combines popular trek, community homestay and scenic drive. I personally loved it when my friend Naba recommended it and it turned out to be among the best trips I have had in Nepal.
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