This particular package of Annapurna Short Trek includes a three day trek leading to the beautiful Gurung village of Dhampus and Pothana. The trek starts after you reach Pokhara after 6/7 hours drive from Kathmandu.
(You can even take a flight, which will take about 30 minutes.) Particularly, this is one of the short treks of the Annapurna Region.
Probably a better and budget alternative to Annapurna Base Camp Trek, this ABC short trek is also an easy hike, any people leading an active life can easily accomplish without any hassle from altitude and the accent.
Notably, have you seen the “Komorebi” before?
To sum it up, “Komorebi” is a Japanese word for “the sun rays passing through the forests”.
On your trip to Pothana, you will encounter this view during sunset. This trek is an easy grade trek and takes you to some beautiful settlement of the Gurkhas. We spend a night in Pokhara and the next morning we head towards Kande, the trek’s starting point.
The trek leads to the rhododendron forest. It offers an excellent view of the Mount Fishtail, Annapurnas, Lamjung Himal, Dhaulagiri and many more.
Dhampus & Pothana Highlights
- Cultural Sightseeing
- Superb views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri
- Culture and Lifestyle
Even though there is a gradual movement towards modernization, Dhampus village has its own uniqueness. The captivating view of the Pokhara valley seen from Dhampus is absolutely mesmerising.
On your way, you will see many walls and carved stones. Additionally, the roof of the houses is also covered with the slates. Situated at an altitude of 1650 meters, you will get to see the stunning sunset and sunrise view, with the mountains in the background.
Along with the scenic view, you can be close to the local Gurung people, who are best known for their hospitality. Additionally, you get to see Gurung culture, tradition, food, clothing and lifestyle.
Situated in the middle of the forest, Pothana is a peaceful place to visit. After walking for 1 to 2 hours gradually from Dhampus, we reach Pothana village located at an altitude of 1700 meters. We can see mountains like Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna III and, Annapurna South. The sunset and sunrise view from Pothana is dazzling.