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Dharapani (Nepal)

Practical information about Dharapani

  • Viewpoint
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Culture (paddy field, coffee, tea ...)
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
A few day's hike or a few hours of jeep from Besisahar
When to go
From October to November or April to May
Minimum stay
Half a day

Reviews of Dharapani

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A stop on the most famous trek of Nepal, the famous Annapurna circuit.

My suggestion:
Many trekkers decide to begin their trek in this village because it is accessible by jeep from Besisahar. This cuts down the trek by 3 or 4 days. It's a good option for travellers who have limited time!

The first days of the Annapurna circuit are not the most pleasant because you have to follow a path between the hiking trails and roads for motorised vehicles, which spoil the decor a little.

Of course, the landscapes are gorgeous and the people are wonderful. I only took a tea break in Dharapani, but the village seemed quite friendly to me. It is not surprising that it is among the preferred stopovers for agencies and other trekkers (however, this may have changed, as I was there before the earthquake of 2015).

If you go that way during your trip to Nepal, you will see the change of vegetation as the tropical forest of the previous stages gradually gives way to shrubs and conifers. The climate also cools down, hurray, and soon you are in the middle of the mountains!

I should add that I visited Nepal before the earthquake of 2015, so it is possible that the places have changed since then.

A view of the village