Annapurna Himalaya Short Hike-2 Days

"Scenic, Cultural walks in the shade of Massive Annapurna Himalaya"
Good to Know
  • Duration 2 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude 2050m
  • Group Size 1+
  • Trip Starts Pokhara
  • Trip Ends Pokhara
  • Group Style Private
  • Activities Trekking
  • Best Season Sept-June


  •  A great escape from city life to the high scenic hills of Annapurna Himalaya Hills.
  •  Walk within the shadow of Annapurna Himalaya's massive high peaks.
  •  Explore the farm villages of Potana and Dhampus enriched with age-old culture.
  •  Hike into a beautiful cool forest lined with rhododendron, pines, and oaks trees.
  •  Enjoy spectacular sunrise over the array of Himalayan white mountain ranges.

An Advantage of Booking a Trip with a Trekking Planner Nepal.

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Introduction: Annapurna Himalaya Short Hike - 2 Days

Annapurna Himalaya Short Hiking an enjoyable walk of a few days takes you to cooler refreshing mountain air around green hills. A great escape from the busy city life around a serene environment, where the air is pure and fresh.

Annapurna Himalaya Hike, suitable for all types of people and age-group without any hassle and problem of altitude sickness. The only stressful and tough part is walking uphill for a few hours, which is normal around Himalayas countries.

Interesting short hiking to the high hills of southern Annapurna Himalaya, exploring farm villages, walking into lovely woodland. Then reaching on the top scenic ridge and into a flat green meadow at Australian Camp, the local name is Thuli Kharka. Once a summer grazing field of local cattle herders, since the flow of trekking began. Then few lodges flourished to cater to the trekkers, and then an Australian Annapurna Expedition Camped on this spot. Hence the name tagged as Australian Camp in the early 1980’s, a beautiful place for outstanding views of snow peaks.  

From the Australian camp enjoy the glorious sunrise reflecting over an array of peaks of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu Himalaya range. After pleasant overnight head downhill and visit the village of Potana, situated amidst beautiful forest surroundings. Facing grand views of Annapurna peaks with majestic Mt. Machhapuchare is the famous Fish-Tail peak with an array of the mountain range.

The last walk leads down to Dhampus, a large Gurung village with a superb panorama of the Mid-Western Himalayan range. As walk head to long descends at the bottom of Dhampus hill for a short exciting drive back to Pokhara. After an enjoyable and mesmerizing experience on Annapurna Short Hiking.


Best Season for Annapurna Himalaya short hiking

The Annapurna Himalayan Short Hike can be done all year round in Nepal. As the Short Annapurna Hike is limited to two days, it is not necessarily a major concern to spend the days at the appropriate time. However, for those who wish to spend time in the best season, spring and autumn are the most favorable times.

Spring is considered one of the best times for trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The spring season lasts from March to May. It is marked by blooming rhododendron forests and vibrant weather conditions. The temperature is mild, which offers a comfortable walking experience. The day is also longer during spring, so hikers can walk for longer hours and cover longer distances.

Similarly, the entire Annapurna region is wonderful during spring. The lush green forests and vegetation portray 360-degree views of mountain peaks like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchre. The average daytime temperature ranges from 18-22 degrees Celsius, which can be lower at night.

Another good season for the Annapurna Himalayan Hike is autumn. The autumn season in Nepal lasts from September to November. It marks stable weather conditions and a comfortable walking experience. The temperature is moderate, ranging from 17-25 degrees Celsius in the daytime, while the night temperature can be a little lower. The autumn months have less precipitation and snow, making the sky clear and blue. This provides an unobstructed view of mountain peaks and ranges in the Annapurna region.

While spring and autumn are the best seasons for trekking, summer, also called monsoon, and winter are called not-so-favorable times for trekking or simply off-season for the Annapurna short hike route. A monsoon is characterized by heavy rainfall, fog, and extremely hot weather conditions. Similarly, winter is characterized by snowfall and extreme cold temperatures. The weather conditions obstruct the view of mountains, making walking at higher altitudes difficult. The trails become slippery, causing potential danger for hikers. Thus, these seasons are suitable for hardcore trekkers who wish to face harsh climatic conditions, choose to tackle a challenging landmark and get an adrenaline rush through trekking.

Local Culture and Religion of Annapurna Himalaya short hiking

The hills tribes of Annapurna Himalaya are the Gurung people, spread around all high hills, valleys of Annapurna Himalaya to Lamjung Himal range. Gurung follows the Buddhism religion and similar culture and heritage of Tibetan predecessors. Gurung also practices the ancient cult of Bon religion, pre-Buddhism worship of nature, and mountain spirits. Every house around Gurung villages is adorned with Buddhist prayer flags, called Lung-Ta, the Wind Horse.

Climate and Weather

Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to first week of June will be the best time during spring times, when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.

Morning and night time as well in shade can be cold and much freezing temperatures around higher areas above 1,800 m.

Other months from September to December another great times for treks around Annapurna region and other areas of Himalaya, when days are clear for views and to summit the top of the peak, although much colder months of autumn season with extreme cold during morning and night time, where sunlight is much shorter.

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Accommodation in Annapurna Himalayan Short Hike?

On this Annapurna Himalaya Short Hiking, our top priority is staying in the best available local lodge from the start to the end of hiking and in nice hotels at Pokhara. The accommodation can range from essential to luxury options depending on personal interests. So, here is a list of available options for accommodation during the Annapurna Himalayan Hike:

Teahouses: Teahouses are the basic accommodation option that provides basic bed and blanket facilities at a lower price. They are the cheapest options for spending the night on the Annapurna Himalayan Short Hike map. Teahouses offer basic amenities, such as a single or double bedroom, which can accommodate a maximum of two persons per room.

Hotels and Lodges:Hotels and lodges are comparatively more expensive than teahouses, which provide amenities like heaters, charging ports, and hot showers. A single room in hotels and lodges consists of two beds, which can accommodate two people per room, while some rooms can accommodate up to three people.

Luxury rooms: These are expensive accommodation places with luxury amenities. A luxury room has all the necessary facilities for a good and comfortable night's sleep. Amenities like charging, Wi-Fi, heater, electric blankets, hot showers, and many more are included in the cost.

Food in Annapurna Himalayan Hike?

There is a wide range of foods per your choice, from a wide-listed lodge menu serving famous Nepalese Dal-Bhat to Continental with some Chinese, Tibetan, and Indian foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Some of the dishes available in Annapurna are as follows:

Breakfast: Complete breakfast set including toast, chapati, Tibetan bread, mashed potatoes, eggs, and hot beverages like tea and coffee. Besides these, other options are potato fries, pancakes, oatmeal and cereals, Paratha, a variety of soups, and many more.

Lunch and Dinner: Dal Bhat (rice with lentil soup), Thukpa, Thentuk, Chowmein, Noodles, Mo (dumplings), fried rice, Pizza, Burgers, Pasta, Macaroni, Spaghetti, and many more.

Beverages: Varieties of Tea, including mint, milk, black, Tibetan, ginger, lemon, or green tea, and coffee, are available for drinking. Similarly, fresh fruit juice is also available in the menu in Annapurna region. Soft drinks like Coco-Cola, Sprite, Mountain Dew, Pepsi and Fanta are also available. Beers, and alcoholic beverages are also found at certain shops in Annapurna.

Note: Don't consume alcohol or smoke cigarettes during the hike, as they cause the body to dehydrate. Dehydration can lead to various problems that can hamper your trekking experience. Be sure to drink enough water and liquid to hydrate your body. Also, avoid excessive coffee consumption, as it can also cause dehydration.

Altitude Sickness

On this short hike no problem of catching AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or high altitude symptoms, as walk takes you to slow gain in elevation where high altitude gains on top Australian Camp at 2,050 m just for few hours, and then on downhill most of way back to end the trek at Pokhara at 860 m high.

Around Nepal Himalaya the quickest emergency evacuation by means of Helicopter services to bring the victims back to Kathmandu and for further treatments if required.

For emergency evacuation where trekkers should be well insured with good Insurance policy that covers all medical side and the use of Helicopter or other means of transportation.

Permits required for Annapurna short Hike?

As the Annapurna region is marked as a protected area by the government of Nepal, permits are required to enter and explore the region. The licenses which are necessary for trekking in the Annapurna region are as follows:

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): The ACAP is mandatory for all trekkers visiting the Annapurna region. There are unique check posts along the Annapurna trekking route where the ACAP permit needs to be presented in order to continue the journey; otherwise, entry is strictly forbidden. The Annapurna conservation area permit can be collected from Trekking Planner Nepal if individuals submit a copy of their passport, two passport-size photos, and their arrival visa. If not, the ACAP can be made from Bhrikutimandap in Kathmandu or in Pokhara personally.

Is Travel Insurance necessary for Annapurna Short Himalayan Hiking?

All travelers to Nepal must have travel and medical insurance covering unfortunate accidents and sickness, including helicopter service rescue to safe locations and the nearest hospitals. Ensuring that your insurance policy provides adequate coverage for these circumstances is essential. Similarly, Nepal Trekking Planner does not offer insurance facilities, and travelers have to get their insurance from a reputed insurance company individually. Be sure to get insurance which covers the following:

  • Personal injury
  • Medical Coverage
  • Trip cancellation and interruption
  • Lost or stolen baggage
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Trip delay

Outline Itinerary for Annapurna Himalaya Short Hiking

Day 01: From Pokhara 860 m drive to Kande 1,520 m and hike to Australian amp 2,050 m -03 hrs. (1 hour drive and 2 hours hike).
Day 02: Trek to Phedi 960 m via Dhampus and drive to Pokhara-04 hrs. 3 ½ hours walk and half hour drive.

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Annapurna Himalaya short hiking, provided with standard Itinerary days where some days walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if its need to be changes in case of weather, landslides and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decides holding full authority for Trekking Planner.

    Depart from the hotel after having breakfast, our guide will receive you for short drive, beyond Pokhara valley. Transportation as per group size, either in a car, coach or bus, an exciting ride with grand views of Annapurna Himalaya all the way as drive climbs on winding road to Naudanda, a farm village. From this scenic village heading high to Kande, a small village on the road-side of Baglung-Pokhara Highway. After an hour or more drive, walk begins heading uphill through farm terraces and into cool shade of a forest then reaching a beautiful spot at Australian Camp, the local name is Thulo Kharka. A scenic place overlooking views of Annapurna and Manaslu Himalaya range with majestic Machhapuchare Himal, the famous Fish-Tail peak. On reaching Australian Camp transfer into a nice lodge and having lunch, afternoon a short walk down and up to Potana village.

    Located on the main trekking trails that leads to Ghorepani, Mardi Himal and Annapurna Base Camp. Potana with many good lodges facing grand views of Annapurna range of peaks, after a good hike of few hour climb back to Australian Camp for overnight stop.

      Early morning before breakfast, enjoy glorious sunrise over array of snow peaks after a stunning views, enjoy breakfast with scenic backdrop of Annapurna Himalayas. The last day walk of this marvelous walk takes you downhill and then following a path into a serene forest to Dhampus village. A large Gurung village the main tribes of Annapurna region, offers superb panorama of Annapurna and Manaslu range. From Dhampus head downhill past lovely farm villages then reaching at the bottom of a hill at Phedi. Where a short drive of less than hour reaches you back to hotel by the Phewa Lakeside, after a wonderful hike of two days.


      Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

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      Annapurna Himalaya Short Hike-2 Days Map
      What's Included
      •  National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card).
      •  A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
      •  02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment.
      •  Twin/Double sharing lodge accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
      •  Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
      •  All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
      •  First aid kit box.
      •  Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags for porter, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
      •  Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
      •  Pokhara to Kande to Pokhara by private vehicle.
      What's Excluded
      •  Your Nepal Visa fees.
      •  All the International air fare to and from Kathmandu.
      •  All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu and in Pokhara.
      •  Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu/Chitwan transportation (if you want we can organize for you with additional cost).
      •  Personal travel and health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation.
      •  In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights’ accommodation.
      •  Your personal expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
      •  The tips to the trekking crews and drive.
      •  Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control.
      Departure Dates
      • Annapurna Himalaya Short Hike departs every day of the year privately.
      • For a sharing basis, pre-booking is required, as there need to be arrangements for a sharing basis.
      • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your needs.
      • This trip is available on a fixed departure and a private group basis.
      • This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo, privately, or with family. Have a big group? We can help as per your needs. We can help you make it fit your budget.
      • We accept instant booking and online payment.
      • If the given date is not appropriate for you, please get in touch with us; Trekking Planner also organizes various trips in small groups that can suit you. We recommend you reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience.
      • (Call or email now for a private trip: [email protected]mobile +977-9851071767 (24 hours)—WeChat, WeChat, and Viber—so that Trekking Planner can happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.
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      Essential Info

      Important Note

      •  This trip departure every day of the year.
      •  This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us.
      •  This trip is available on both Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
      •  This trip can be booked privately if you’re travelling solo or private or with family.
      •  Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.
      •  We can help you make it fit your budget.
      •  we accept instant booking and online payment.

      Equipment and Gear List

      trekking iconGeneral

      • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
      • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
      • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

      HeadUpper Body

      • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
      • warm woolen hat
      • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
      • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
      • Polarized sunglasses


      • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
      • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
      • Waterproof rain jacket
      • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
      • Fleece jacket or down jacket

      PantLower Body

      • thermals inner
      • Hiking pants at least 3
      • Comfortable pants for teahouses
      • Waterproof, windproof shell
      • Hiking shorts


      • Woolen gloves for the tea house
      • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk


      • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
      • Hiking socks
      • Liner socks
      • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
      • Crampons (For passes)
      • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
      • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

      UndergarmentsUndergarments and inner wears

      • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
      • Sports bras (women)
      • sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

      MedicineFirst Aid Kits and Medications

      • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
      • Lip balm or Vaseline
      • ointment cream
      • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
      • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

      (Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.)

      Other essentialsOther Essentials

      • Passport
      • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
      • Reusable water bottle
      • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
      • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
      • water bladder for the day bag
      • small towel for personal use
      • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
      • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
      • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
      • Power bank or extra batteries
      • Cameras and mobile phone
      • Cards/book
      • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
      • Trekking poles
      • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
      • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
      • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
      • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
      • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
      • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
      • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
      • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
      • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
      • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

      Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

      Client Reviews
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        Good service all the times

        I enjoy a wonderful solo trip with my guide Mishra!! Even though I’m solo trip, even though I’m a girl, but I totally enjoy and feel safe all the times!! Without the guide and porter, I can’t reach the top!! Thanks for their arrangements!!

        Tuen TIreland,May 03, 2024
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        Unforgettable mardi trip with Nirmal

        What a trip that was??? With him to have on our trip was such a tremendous feeling.He was such a humble man we have ever met.It was a short trip but everytime we spend with him on that trip was memorable.He do everything to cheer us dance,sing everything that was our first trek and without him that was unthinkable.He motivates every time.Such a joyful man he was.So i suggest everone to have a wonderful time with Nirmal.

        Dipesh KAustria,Dec 07, 2023
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