A unique opportunity to avoid the normal Annapurna tourist trail & find a forgotten & unspoilt area of Himalayan Nepal principally occupied by the Gurung people & rarely visited by outsiders.Your guide will be the founder of Dilmaya's Bikash Gurung, who will lead you amongst the hilltop villages of his youth under the snowclad Annapurna mountains &show you the culture (dance and song, traditional and social life) of the hilltop villages, locally produced handicrafts and utensils, and an agrarian way of life that has changed little over the centuries - no tractors, no chainsaws: just the traditional practices of ox drown ploughs, handsaws & recycle manure.You will stay in Gurung homes & receive a simple but very warm welcome around the traditional open hearth - eating rice as they do, dal & a variety of fresh vegetables & local breads washed down by tea & occasional glass of millet whisky: & sleep as they do on the floor or a bedstead.Anyone who likes a good walk & can live without some of the modern creature comforts will find the inconvenience of hole in the ground loos & local beds more than compensated by the spectacular scenery, the friendliness of the Gurung people & the unique experience of seeing a thriving agrarians community unspoiled by modern development.
Dilmaya's Hidden Annapurna hills Treks deliberately offer only a limited numbers of treks in order to preserve not change the villages. Dilmay's have certain village circuits each of which is visited only half a dozen times a year.
Filmed north of Pokhara by David Dugan, edited by Alan Macfarlane
Treks occur between mid September to mid May before/after the rainy season.The Program last 10 days & are offered to groups of minimum 2 pax, and maximum 8 pax. The program are offered at an ‘all in’ price of US $550 per person. Treks of 2 - 4 people are charged at US $600 per person. Trek of Single person on request is charged at US $700.