Walking the Annpurna Dhaulagiri Eco Trail
In the Annapurna Region, one can enjoy views of numerous peaks like Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, and Twelve Peak, among others.
— Ras Dhan Rai
When you are in Nepal, you can see magnificent views of snow-capped mountains in whichever part of the country you are. Many people worldwide have one desire – to see snow-capped mountains in the Himalayas. Many places in Nepal offer magnificent views of mountains, rivers, deep valleys, and lush green forests, among others.
In the Annapurna Region, one can enjoy views of numerous peaks like Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, and Twelve Peak, among others. Many trekking trails in the region begin from Pokhara. Apart from natural beauty, culture, tradition, and lifestyle, different ethnic groups like Magar, Gurung, and Thakali enthrall foreign trekkers.
Annapurna-Dhaulagiri Eco Trek is one of the popular trekking trails in the Annapurna Region. The trek begins from Baskharka village of Myagdi district. The place can be reached after a hike of about one kilometer from Galteshwar near Beni. After a walk of about one kilometer, you cross the Kali Gandaki River, and after a trek of about three-four hours, you reach Baskharka. At Baskharka, you spend the night with local families. You eat what your hosts eat. Most of the people in the village are into farming. Orange farming is a favored occupation here. The place offers beautiful views of mountains and beautiful sceneries.
Trekking on the second day takes you to Nagi. The trek can be completed in around six-seven hours. People in Nagi village are very hospitable. Their language, culture, and behavior will attract you. From the village, you can see various mountain peaks like Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, and Twelve Peak. Though the village is primarily undeveloped, you can buy souvenirs like a bag, cap, socks, and gloves prepared by local women.
Mohare is our destination for the third day. We see different vegetations as the trial progresses. Many wildflowers in their full bloom greet you. You reach Mohare Danda after crossing Hampal Danda and this place, you can see the beautiful view of the sunrise. The area provides perhaps the most beautiful mountain views. Various peaks like Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and Twelve Peak, among others, glitter in the morning sun. You can even see Pokhara Valley far in the horizon. All lodges in Mohare Danda have Wi-Fi facilities.
From Mohare, your trek progresses toward Tikot village, and it is a beautiful village of Magar people. We can see many old houses in Tikot. In the village, one can experience the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the Magar people. You can see traditional Magar dances during major festivals like Dashain and Tihar. After reaching Kopra Danda (3,600 meters) on the seventh day of trekking. There are good hotels in Kopra Danda. The place offers magnificent views of different mountain peaks like Annapurna South, Twelve Peak, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri, as well as beautiful villages. From Tikot, you descend to Beni via Bayale from where you can catch buses to Pokhara.