The Fairtrade Annapurna Trekking


Key Information

  • Trip Duration 15 Days
  • Price from US$ 1620
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Style NA
  • Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
  • Transportation Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
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Above and beyond all of our alternative journeys, this fair-travel and off-the-beaten-path trek is a true pretext for encounter and will evolve you into the northwest massif of Annapurna to the gateway to the Kingdom of Mustang. You will experience unforgettable encounters with local people along yak transhumance trails.


  • 01Namaste, welcome to Nepal Your arrival at Kathmandu airport where you will be met by an AIT representative and transfer to your hotel. In the late afternoon, your driver will take you to our office for a briefing.

    Meals: ****
  • 02Sightseeing of Kathmandu & food safari Culture and food are on the program today! Cuisine is culture; it is part of the customs, history and traditions of a people. You will alternate between visits to monuments, local markets and sampling the favorite snacks of local people.

    Today, a guide who will introduce you not only to the history of the monuments but also the city’s past will accompany you.

    Visit Pashupatinath Temple, the most important Hindu temple in Nepal consecrated to Lord Shiva. The original core dates back to the 6th century AD and is known for its architecture in the shape of a pagoda. This place, also known as Little Benares, is located along the Bagmati River; here every day funeral ceremonies take place with the corpses being burned on pyres before the scattering of the ashes on the Bagmati River.

    Afterwards visit the huge Boudhanath Stupa, the most important Buddhist cultural center in Kathmandu since numerous refugees from Tibet have stopped there, creating more than 50 Gompas (Tibetan monasteries). Since 1979, Boudhanath has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    In the afternoon, visit another important Buddhist center, the stupa of Swayambhunath, known as the monkey temple because of the high number of monkeys living inside. This ancient religious complex is located atop a hill to the west in the Kathmandu Valley, and from here there are beautiful views of the city and the valley that surrounds it.

    Meals: Breakfast
  • 03En route to Pokhara Depart by car for Pokhara (around 6 hours) crossing the valley traversed by the Trisuli River. The valley of Pokhara is one of the most picturesque places in Nepal, and its beauty is enhanced by the enchanting lakes that originate from Annapurna.

    Visit Devi’s fall, a waterfall about 150 meters long, but part flows in an underground tunnel. After forming the waterfall and passing through the tunnel, the water flows into an adjacent cave, the Gupteshwor Mahadev . The cave is accessed by walking down an impressive flight of steps that is decorated with statues of Hindu gods, particularly Lord Ganesh who is the God who brings good luck. You will meet many Hindu worshippers who visit the cave, as it houses a shrine with a rock shaped by water and time that represents Lord Shiva.

    At sunset, go for a walk on the shores of Lake Phewa, the lakeside atmosphere is able to inspire inner peace and serenity. The reflections and colors of the many wooden boats moored along Its shores produce a distinctive ambience.You can take a boat and visit the Vahar Mandir temple, which is located on an island in the middle of the lake. This temple is the most revered in the city.

    Meals: Breakfast
  • 04Beni - Gomanetal (900 m) 4-hour drive - Banskharka (1526 m) This morning we take the road to Beni. Then from Beni, a jeep track to Gomanetal, before ascending to the village of Banskharka.

    Hours of walking: 2 hours
    Elevation: +650m

    Overnight stay: Homestay
    Meals: Breakfast,lunch, dinner
  • 05Trekking to Nangi (2300m) In the morning, we begin our trek to Nangi, the largest Magar village in the region. On the way, we stop for lunch at Danda Kateri.

    Hours of walking: 5 hours
    Elevation: +850m

    Overnight stay: Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast,lunch, dinner
  • 06Trekking to Mohare Danda (3300m) Today we pass through a rhododendron forest and climb to Hampa Bhanjyang Pass (3090m). Following the ridge, we reach Mohare Danda.

    Hours of walking: 5 hours
    Elevation: +1050m

    Overnight stay: Community Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast,lunch, dinner
  • 07Trekking to Tikot (2200m) This morning, we continue through this beautiful rhododendron forest to Piyawri Barahi Tal Lake. Starting from this small lake, we walk for 20 minutes on a path that takes us to the large clearing of Thulo Kharka. We continue to Tikot.

    Hours of walking: 6 hours
    Elevation: -1250m

    Overnight stay: Community Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast,lunch, dinner
  • 08Trekking to Khibang – Sikha - Swanta village (2250 m) The day begins by crossing of a bridge before ascending to a pretty Magar village.
    We continue downhill to a suspension bridge before reaching Kibhang village. From there we continue up the hill and reach the entrance to Sikha village (2040m) in 30 minutes. We begin a final ascent to Swanta.

    Hours of walking: 5 hours
    Elevation: + 50m

    Overnight stay: Community Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast,lunch, dinner
  • 09Trekking to Dhankharka (3026 m) We walk during 1h30 through very dense vegetation, sometimes on a steep path, to a waterfall. We cross the river on a small wooden bridge. After 30 minutes of steep
    climb, we will reach the only tea-house restaurant. We will continue to climb steeply for about 2 hours and cross some forests before arriving at the beautiful community lodge.

    Hours of walking: 4 hours
    Elevation: + 800m

    Overnight stay: Community Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast,lunch, dinner
  • 10Trekking to Khopra Danda (3660 m) Today, we walk on a narrow path on the side of the mountain to reach the Khopra plain. From there, the view is splendid of Dhalagiri just in front, Nilgiri to the north, Barahi Suikhar Peak and Annapurna South to the east. The site is also used as a sheepfold for yak herds.

    Hours of walking: 2 hours 30
    Elevation: +650m

    Overnight stay: Community Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast,lunch, dinner
  • 11Trekking to Bayali (3450m) Today, we leave to reach Bayali Community Lodge.

    We have two route options to get there.
    The first can be dizzying at times, as it cuts across a rocky bar at the foot of Annapurna South. We start by reaching the junction with the Chistibung Trail,then climb up the mountainside to a herders' hut. From there the trail climbs and descends several times through a rhododendron forest populated by many birds but also brown bears.

    The second trail passes through Chistibung before reaching Bayali by cutting through several combe. The difference in elevation is more important and the distance is greater.

    Hiking hours: 4 hours or 5 ½ hours depending on the route chosen
    Elevation: +450 m

    Overnight stay: Community Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast,lunch,dinner
  • 12Trekking to Dobato - Tadapani (2620 m) This morning, we begin our final ascent to arrive at Dobato Lodge for lunch.In the afternoon we follow a small stream and then descend through dense jungle before arriving at the site of Tadapani (2620 m). Here we find the trail the most popular on Annapurna.

    Hours of walking: 4 hours30
    Elevation: -1050 m

    Overnight stay: Community Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast,lunch,dinner
  • 13Trekking to Ghandruk (1950 m)-Nayapul (1050 m)- Pokhara This morning, we descend through a forest populated by monkeys to reach the Gurung village of Ghandruk with its beautiful dry-stone houses. We continue our descent into the Madi Khola valley. Upon reaching Nayapul, a vehicle will be waiting for us to return to Pokhahra (1 hour 30).

    Hours of walking: 6 hours
    Elevation: -1500 m

    Meals: Breakfast,lunch
  • 14Scoperta di Pokhara Pokhara’s proximity to the Tibetan Plateau has made the city a place of refuge for numerous Tibetans who have come from the neighboring province. A district, located not far from the center, was built to accommodate them under the best conditions. Most of these people make a living from handicrafts such as weaving sheep wool carpet or carving religious objects. Another point of interest will be to visit one of the monasteries dedicated to Buddhist monks.

    Visit the Mountain Museum, which tells the history of the climbing of the main Himalayan peaks, from Everest to K2.

    At sunset, visit the Shanti Pagoda ( Stupa of Peace).The white stupa, of considerable size, was built by Buddhist monks. The temple is situated on the top of the hill that offers spectacular views of the Annapurna range, the city of Pokhara and Lake Phewa. Return to Pokhara and the rest of the day will be free.

    Meals: Breakfast
  • 15Flight to Kathmandu* Fly for Kathmandu and rest of the day free for your final purchases and transfer to the airport. End of our services.

    * We try to limit domestic flights as much as possible; unfortunately travel time
    is very long in Nepal. To offset the carbon footprint of your flights, we are
    committed to funding tree planting.

    Meals: Breakfast
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Cost Details

Cost Includes

Airport transfers for arrivals / departures flights.

Hotel/homestay accommodations in double room with breakfast and main meals (when mentioned)

1 expert guide, 1 porter for 2 people (food and accommodation, salary,equipments and insurance).

All transport by private vehicle.

Flight Pokhara/Kathmandu

Trekking permits.

Cost Excludes:

Other meals and drinks unless mentioned above

Entrance fees on sites/monuments

Usual gratuities to guides and drivers

Personal expenses.

International flights

Nepalese visa

Travel and rescue insurance

Private Trip