2 Days Annapurna Himalaya short hiking

‘scenic, cultural walks in the shade of massive Annapurna Himalaya’
Good to Know
  • Duration 2 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy

Highlights

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

Trip Introduction: 02 days Annapurna Himalaya short hiking

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 Short Hiking, 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 Himalaya short hiking.

Best Season for Annapurna Himalaya short hiking:

All year round except monsoon times of July and August, best in springtime from March to May, and autumn from September to November. But one can enjoy this short hike in the winter season also from December to February.

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. 

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. 

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
Itinerary
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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.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsLunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2050m/6725ft

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. 

  • MealsBreakfast and Lunch
  • Max. Altitude/Time960m/3149ft

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.

Inclusions
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.
  • 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 and Phedi to Pokhara by private vehicle
  • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary
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
Essential Info

Climate and Weather in 02 days Annapurna Himalaya short hiking:

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. 

Accommodations and Food during the 02 days Annapurna Himalaya short hiking:

On this Annapurna Himalaya short hiking staying in best available local lodge from the start to an end of hiking and in nice hotels at Pokhara. With great range of foods as per your choice from wide listed menu of the lodge serving from famous Nepalese Dal-Bhat to Continental with some Chinese, Tibetans and Indian foods. All meals are well cooked, hygienic and fresh served in a large dining hall with warm environment.

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.

Travel Insurance:
Where all travelers to Nepal Himalaya require Travel and Medical Insurance to cover against unfortunate accidents and sickness covering Helicopter Service Rescue to safe places and nearest hospitals.

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