Eco- Community Cultural Trek

Eco-community cultural trek is the blend of natural beauty and culture altogether which takes you to beautiful mountain vistas and the rich cultural heritage of the Annapurna region in western Nepal. The trail transverses through farming communities residing on the lap of high mountains.

This trip is well designed to get you acquainted with the beautiful Rhododendron forests, sacred Hindu temples, Buddhist monasteries, tranquil lakes reflecting the beauty of Annapurna. Interaction with the local people is the prime objective of this trek because that’s the way we get to know about the people and their culture from the community.
Trip Code: ECCT62
Starts: Syangja
Finishes: Pokhara
Duration: 14 Days
Difficulty: Easy
Group Size: 1 - 14
Age: Minimum 16
Seasons: Mar-May,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 3300m/ 10826.8ft
Trip Views: 779
Activities: Trekking
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Travel Style: Budget check Confortable Luxury


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Breakfast: 13
Lunch: 10
Dinner: 9
Private Vehicle
Hotel: 5 Night(s)
Teahouse: 8 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

14 days of trip is blended with Eco Community and cultural trek all together that makes you familiar with communities and their culture.

Why this Trip

  • If you want to see Nepal and how people live in a community practising their culture, this trip can serve your needs very well. By the end of the trip, you will have a better insight into Community practice, Culture, People and their warm hospitality.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL
    With great pleasure we will welcome you to the country of generosity and kindness. You will be escorted either to our office first or directly to the hotel according to your comfort. In the evening, we will be waiting for you in a cultural inn for a friendly dining.

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport Pick Up Services
    • Welcome dinner
  • placeDAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
    You will find yourself in the state of contentment while visiting those famous cultural heritages. The visit will be according to your preference and time and therefore we will visit three or four sites and leave the rest for some other time.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Guided tour of Kathmandu
    • Bhaktapur and Lalitpur
    • Food and wine tour (Optional)
  • placeDAY 3 : SYANGJA AND POKHARA
    Today we head towards Syangja; a district famous for producing citrus fruits in Nepal. We depart for Syangja early in the morning. Breakfast and lunch will be served whilst travelling. We pass through beautiful hilly villages along with the Trisuli River. Upon reaching Pokhara we will further drive to Syangja where wee interact with the farmers and observe their farming techniques. During the evening, we drive to Pokhara that is a beautiful city with lakes and crowned with one of the highest mountains in the world.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Private transportation to Syangja and Pokhara
  • placeDAY 4 : BANSKHARKA
    Soon after the breakfast we leave to visit the Galeshwor Temple that stands on a single rock and is dedicated to the Hindu God, Lord Shiva. After observing the accolade hindu shrine We stretch our feet and walk all the way to Banskharka following the Annapurna trail. The beautiful village of Bansakharka is inhabited by the distinct Magar community of Nepal. We get to see their wonderful culture and farms that has been producing mandarins, oranges and honey. We enjoy the Local food and organic fruits straight from the trees. Village has scenic surrounding of rhododendron forest and lush vegetations.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 5 : BANSKHARKA SIGHTSEEING
    Stay at Banskharka is going to be fun today. We stroll around in the Citrus farms interacting with the farmers and observing their farming practices. Lot of people in this village has joined British Gurkha so we share a hearty conversation with retired British Gurkhas and learn their experiences during war. A special cultural function is arranged for us in the evening that depicts their true culture and local Nepalese cuisine.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 6 : BANSKHARKA TO DANDAKATERI AND BACK
    Today we trek towards Dandakateri earliest possible. We walk through trails that provide spectacular view of Mount Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. We interact with the local people and see their traditions and culture. After resting for a while in Dandakateri we trek back to Banskharka and spend overnight there.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 7 : TREK TO NAGI VILLAGE
    Today we head to Nagi Village, we follow the trail that passes through jungle where we can see many vegetation and rare wild animals like wild deer and different birds and butterflies. We reach Nagi village in the afternoon where people of the Nagi village awaits us with cultural show at night. We enjoy the hospitality and culture of the Nagi people and served local authentic food. Overnight at Nagi.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 8 : EXPLORATION OF NAGI VILLAGE
    Today we spend our day exploring the attractions nearby the Nagi Village. We visit several Hindu temples and cottage industries like handmade Nepali paper, mushroom cultivation, and vegetable seed production. The tour will also get us acquainted with the rich cultural heritage of the area. Overnight in Nagi village.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 9 : MOHARE/BHUWANE DANDA
    Today we trek on stone paved trail that leads to Mohare Danda located 3330 meters in altitude. We enjoy the scenery along the way and reach there by the evening. We enjoy the hospitality and authentic cuisines of the place. Overnight at Mohare Danda.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 10 : BACK TO NAGI
    Today we leave Mohare Dande and depart to Nagi. Overnight at Nagi Village.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 11 : POKHARA VIA MALLAJ LEKHPHANT
    We hit the trail too reach out for Pokhara, we take the route that passes through Mallaj Lekhphant in Parbat District. We enjoy picturesque hilly landscape along the way and sit for lunch at Ratamata. We then participate in a 2/3 hours long interaction program with teachers and students in Gram Prakash Higher Secondary School. Overnight in Pokhara.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 12 : POKHARA
    Sightseeing in Pokhara We leave towars Sarangkot before the dawn in the hope that we can catch the sunrise. We drive for 2 hours and finally reach the Sarangkot, we will be welcomed by the chill atmosphere and glorious sunrise added with the terrific views of Pokhara city from the Tower. We can observe the Panaromic view of Mt.Annapurna Range. After returning to Pokhara we will visit the very popular Fewa lake, davis fall, Mahendra Cave, Museum etc. Pokhara is very famous for adventurous sports, you can do the Paragliding, Zipliner, Bungee Jump etc. in Pokhara. At night time Lake side of Pokhara comes alive, you can enjoy pubs and bars at night time.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Guided tour of Pokhara
  • placeDAY 13 : DRIVE TO KATHMANDU
    After 6-7 hours drive we will reach the heart of the country where the necessary preparation for the departure day will be carried out. This is a day for you and therefore you can explore the shops and spas of the city or join the evening worship at Pashupatinath. If time is sufficient we will be preparing a small farewell get-together.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Private transportation to Kathmandu
  • placeDAY 14 : DEPARTURE
    We go out of the way for the satisfaction of our clients and therefore we seek the pleasure derived from our service. We will be gathering for a small farewell and then escort you to the airport to fly back home.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    Activities:

    • Airport drop off
    • Souvenir
  • Detail Inclusions
    • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle.
    • Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing with breakfast.
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu along with ticket fees.
    • Accommodation during trek (or camping in case of need).
    • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek.
    • Authorized English speaking guide along with required Porters(3:1) for the trek.
    • Round Kathmandu to Pokhara transfer by private transportation.
    • All applicable government tax.
    • All expenses for all staff –meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation.
    • All necessary paperwork and Annapurna Conservation Area permit fees (ACAP), Trekkers' Information Management System fees (TIMS).
  • Complimentary
    • Arrangement of tea, coffee during the trek. 
    • Get-to-know (welcome) and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Map of Trekking Region.
    • Occasional hot Shower during the trek.
    • Trekking Massage (at the end of the trek).
    • Optional: If time allows, we can go for ‘Balthali village Resort’ for relaxation or farewell friendly drinks at the bar.
    • Sim card service.
    • Souvenir from Nepal.
    • Photos and videos of the trip.
    • Certificate of appreciation.
  • Exclusions
    • International flights; Nepalese visa fee
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
    • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)


FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
  • 5. Can I do solo trek ?
    Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety.
  • 6. Is Travelling in Eco- Community Cultural Trek safe for women ?
    Yes, Nepal can boast as one of the safest country in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful towards foreigners especially towards women. Millennium Trek is one of the off beaten village trek and home stay areas where you can find people with respectful and helpful nature with welcoming hospitality towards the trekkers.
  • 7. What about security during trekking ?
    We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
  • 8.What sort of food can I expect in trekking ?
    Eco-Community Cultural Trek is a trek where most of the night; we spend on tea house/ lodges. They provide wide range of delicious western meals like Pasta, noodles, pizzas, bread, soup etc. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek.
  • 9. Is the drinking water safe in trekking region ?
    There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
  • 10. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use private car/jeep/van depending on the size of the group for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Pokhara on private transportation and back.
  • 11. What is the best season for Eco- Community Cultural Trek ?
    The best seasons for Eco-Community Cultural Trek are February, March, April, September, October, November and December.
  • 12. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure that you are covered by insurance for about 5500 meters. In case of emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical condition ask your tour leader to contact us ASAP so that we can manage the rescue team. You then will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
  • 13. What is appropriate dress for trekking ?
    Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a light weight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal innerwear t to escape severe cold. Needless to say that, good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us in a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village, try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.
  • 14. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek, consult the guide.
  • 15. Are we sure to get room while trekking ?
    We contact the lodge/guesthouse/teahouse owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day. On other days, porters reach the destination on advance and book the rooms for you. But there are always going to be exceptions but even in those cases, we may have to be flexible about very basic sleeping arrangements. We always try to make sure that we have everything well arranged.
  • 16. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    All our guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 17. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    While trekking, you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your own power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
  • 18. Is there any communication while we are on trekking ?
    While trekking, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse/tea house owner after paying certain amount directly.
  • 19. Can I add extra days to my trekking trip ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 20. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
  • 21. How many hours do I have to trek each day ?
    Usually, we have to walk about 6-8 hours a day. But it should not be taken as certain thing because the hours of walk depends on client’s speed. So it is really relative.
  • 22. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
  • 23. Can we use the credit card during the trek ?
    No, you cannot use the credit card during the trek. You have to withdraw the money before you start the trek. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • 24. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

Optional Activities

Paragliding

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Flying up above the sky is the dream of most of us. Paragliding, one of the most exciting and mind-blowing activities that take you towards the height and make you feel like a bird. Paragliding in Pokhara presents the splendid views of nature from up above. It is also known as a free-flying and foot-launched aircraft in which Pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing, whose shape is formed by the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing. 

Mountain Flight

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Taking a mountain flight is one of the most exhilarating things you can do in Nepal. You can experience the beauty of those gigantic Himalayas within a minute through a mountain fight. Nepal is famous for the presence of an enormous number of mountain ranges and many visitors come to Nepal to conquer those vast mountains.

Ultra-light

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Nepal is not only the trekker’s destination but also a destination for an adventure lover. Ultra-light flight is one of the best things you can do in Nepal. Where you can take a peek of magnificent snow-capped Himalayas, Kathmandu and Pokhara city. The choice of Pokhara Valley for ultra-light aircraft is appropriate because Pokhara is known for its extensive beauty. Without a trip to Pokhara, your Nepal tour is incomplete because the beautiful nature, green forest, and lakes are worth to take a glance of.  

Skydiving

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Sky diving is an amazing blend of elegance and excitement that can be performed in Nepal. It is a dive from high above the peak, right into the vast mountains to experience the adventure and thrill. Skydiving is an extreme sport which provides the best thrilling experience.

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