Karbakeli Eco Trek, a newly opened virgin eco route is getting popular among the short trekkers and hikers that provides the opportunity to explore the unexplored nature and culture of Myagdi district. The main highlight of the trek is the Karbakeli Than and Karbakeli Baba, the chief god of Pun community along with popular viewpoint Poon Hill, thickets of alpine jungles and the pulbari natural garden.
When was Karbakeli Eco Trek Launched?
Karbakeli eco trek was launched as new trekking trail in Nepal on 18th May, 2018 jointly by the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) director Kashi Raj Bhandari, Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) president Nava Raj Dahal, Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) General Secretary Kul Bahadur Gurung, Karbakeli Tourism Management Committee and Himalayan Map House managing director Pawan Shakya at Hotel Moonlight in Kathmandu Valley. The newly launched eco trek lies in the Annapurna Rural Community – 8 of Kafaldanda in Annapurna Region.
Karbakeli Eco trekking starts from the famous sunrise trekking place; Poon Hill and follows the pass through Phulbari to Karbakeli Than and then the trip ends reaching Beni Bazaar. The trekking route is best for the panoramic views of Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Machapuchhare, Mt Gurja and Mt Annapurna along with the mesmerizing views of alpine jungles and indigenous culture.
Where is Karbakeli Baba Temple?
The main attraction Karbakeli Baba temple is located 2200m above sea level at Kafaldanda. The local people are getting united to include the temple in National Heritage Site and promoting the Karbakeli as a tourist destination.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Drive Pokhara by tourist bus / 6hrs drive / Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Drive Nayapul and trek to Ulleri 2000m / 1.5hrs drive / 6hrs walk / Overnight at mountain lodge.
Day 04: Ulleri to Ghorepani 2810M / 5hrs walk / Overnight at mountain lodge.
Day 05: Ghorepani to Karbakeli (2200m) with morning Poonhill sunrise hike / 6.5hrs walk including Poonhill hike which takes 1.5hrs back and forth / Overnight at local homestay.
Day 06: Karbakeli to Beni via Falamedanda / 6hrs walk / Overnight at mountain lodge.
Day 07: Beni to Pokhara by driving and sightseeing around Pokhara / 3hrs drive / Half day sightseeing / Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 08: Pokhara to Kathmandu by drive / 6 hrs drive / Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 09: Fly back to your onward destination.
The best time to trek Karbakeli baba than is October-November and March-May. During this time, you will explore the mysterious culture of Pun community, Hindu festivals, beautiful Hilly views, abundance of wild flowers and animals and cultural villages.
There will be 2-3 start hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara whereas tea houses or homestay during the trek.
In Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will have breakfast as per package. But, you can enjoy the most common international cuisines in a restaurant nearby your hotel. Whereas you will have breakfast, lunch ad dinner throughout the trek. Enjoy the Nepalese cuisine and culture on our farewell dinner offered by.
Karbakeli Eco Trek Difficulty
As this is short and easy trek, you need not have prior mountaineering skills. But, hiking, running and swimming are recommended before trekking. The trekking trail is mountain road with the frequent ups and downs. Walking slowly and carefully is wiser.
Guide, porter and staff arrangement
All our guides are experienced and trained by Nepal Government. They know everything about the route, possible solution on difficulties and updates. You need not to worry about the tea-houses, attractions information and help on emergency. The porter and staff are friendly and local so that you can enjoy your holiday.
To join a trek in Nepal, we recommend having insurance with you. This will cover everything on emergency if needed. You can buy insurance by yourself as we do not sell or arrange it for you. We only assist you in need.
Digital camera and Mobile Charging
During this trek, you will get the charging facilities on most of the places where you stay. But, it requires some service charge as power service at mountain area is not easily available. Please bring two pin adapters and battery with you.
Tips for guide and porters
Tipping to guides, porters, drivers and staffs is not mandatory but expected in Nepal. We recommend you to tip at least 10% of your total trip cost to thank for their help and co-ordination.