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Annapurna Short Trek Dhampus/Pothana6 nights 7 days

annapurna short trek

This is a short trek in the Annapurna region. This trek includes 2 days trek that leads to the beautiful Gurung village of Dhampus. The trek starts after you reach Pokhara after 6 hours drive from Kathmandu. This trek can be graded as an easy trek and takes you to some beautiful settlement of the Gurkhas. We spend a night in Pokhara and next morning we head towards Kande, the trek starting point. The trek leads to the rhododendron forest and offer excellent view of the Mount Fishtail, Annapurna range, Lamjung Himal, Dhaulagiri and many more. Since this is an easy trek people leading a active life can easily do this trek without any hassle from altitude and the accent.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu.
Day 2:  Drive to Pokhara.
Day 3: Drive to Kande and trek to Dhampus/Pothana.
Day 4: Trek to Phedi and drive back to Pokhara.
Day 5: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 6: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 7: Final departure
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  2. Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu.
    Arrive at Kathmandu after a scenic flight over the mountains. Meet the representative of Adventure Mission Nepal Treks & Expedition (AMN) and transfer to Hotel.

    Day 2: Drive to Pokhara.
    After breakfast we will drive or fly to Pokhara. (You can choose either flight or driving option based on the cost you want to pay). After reaching Pokhara we will proceed for an hour of boating in the Phewa Lake and prepare ourselves for the trek tomorrow.

    Day 3: Drive to Kande and trek to Dhampus/Pothana.
    After breakfast we head towards Kande which is an hour drive from Pokhara. After reaching Kande we start heading upwards towards Dhampus walking past the Australian camp and the rhododendron forest enroute. We will also be able to see the terraced farms and the small settlements in the lap of the huge mountains including Annapurna Fishtail and others. We will reach Dhampus for lunch and rest of the time we will explore the village in the evening. If you are willing to continue we can walk up to Pothana which is about one hour walk from Dhampus.

    Day 4: Trek to Phedi and drive back to Pokhara.
    We will start the day after a warm breakfast and head towards Phedi. Most of the day we will be going down on a well defined trail. It will be about 3 hours of gentle walk. Upon reaching Phedi we will be picked up by our vehicle and we continue driving towards Pokhara which is half an hour drive from Phedi. After lunch in Pokhara we will carry on with the sightseeing of Pokhara city covering the Davis fall, Gupteshwor Mahadev cave and the Tibetan refugee camp. In the evening you can stroll around the nice lake side.

    Day 5: Drive back to Kathmandu.
    From Pokhara you can either fly or drive to Kathmandu. If you fly from Pokhara it will be about 25 minutes of flight. If you choose the driving option it takes about 7 hours to reach Kathmandu. On the way you can do rafting or visit the Manakamana temple (wish fulfilling goddess) and also experience the cable car when you go up to the temple.  Dinner and overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

    Day 6: Free day in Kathmandu.
    There are 7 world heritage sites in Kathmandu. You can visit some of them if you wish otherwise free time for shopping and activites of personal interest.

    Day 7: Final departure.
    You can depart from Kathmandu to your home country or extend the trip and head for another trip within or outside Nepal.

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