This short trek gives you an opportunity to go beyond Pokhara and experience the 'Trekking in Nepal' with in your limited time. This is also relatively easy trek with shorter walking hours and comfortable stay in the most surreal place away from the city. This is the closest and best view we can get of the Himalayas without embarking on a hardcore trekking. 'Australian camp' (2,060 m), one of the place we spend night is nestled in the Rhododendron and Maple forest overlooking at the wide range of Annapurna Himalayas. The trekking route mostly follows mountain ridge passing through charming Gurung villages, terraced farms and forests with majestic peaks looming at a distance. Another village we spend night 'Astam' is perched on a view tower like hillock with serene nature and Himalayan scenery. The village pursue ecofriendly measures and organic gardening. Staying in the village gives us deeper insight into countryside lifestyle of Nepal, organic farming, Nepalese herbs and spices with great view. Organic breakfast in the garden with the Himalayan backdrop is the highlight of the place.
The trek is based on comfortable lodge and resort on the second night. Comfortable lodge is basic but have private rooms with attached bathroom with hot shower. This is escorted trek with licensed and experience guide and necessary porter to carry your luggage.
Day 01: Drive to Naudanda and trek to Australian camp (4 hrs / 2,060 m)
The trekking starts after the short drive from Pokhara. Our guide and team will come with private transport to pick you up for the journey. Together drive towards the western rim of Pokhara valley on the Pokhara – Baglung highway for about 40 mints to Naudanda. Naudanda (1,443 m) is a mountain pass offering view of Annapurna. From Naudanda, the trail gradually climbs down to the stream and then climbs for about 1 and half hr to Dhampus village on the ridge. Here we join the main trail to Annapurna base camp. Walk along the contour to the northern end of the village and stop for lunch in one of the teahouse.
After lunch gradually climb one more hr through the Rhododendron forest to Australian camp in the clearing of the forest.
Day 02: Sunrise view of Annapurna range and hike 5 hrs to Astam village.
Sunrise and sunset makes the scenery picturesque with contrasting colors. Enjoy the phantasmagoria of light over the majestic peak and enjoy the scrumptious breakfast. Later walk along the ridge south of Dhampus. The trail passes through traditional Gurung villages, terraces glistening with seasonal crops and forest. Himalayas make the perfect backdrop of every picture you take along the way. At the end of the walk, we will climb about 150 m to the top of the hillock where our resort is perched. Enjoy the organic lunch under the blue sky. You can either join Yoga class, Ayurvedic massage or just relax in one of the most surreal place. Later go on a village tour or learn about ecofriendly measures adopted by the place, organic farming, Nepalese herbs and spices.
Day 03: Breakfast with Himalayan view | Walk down 2 hrs to Milan Chowk and drive back to Pokhara
Enjoy the delightful organic breakfast in the garden with the morning view of Annapurna. After spending beautiful morning in the resort, walk down the forested ridge to Milan Chowk at the highway to Pokhara. Our car will pick us up at the point and drive us 25 mints back to Pokhara.
Full refund is guaranteed if the cancellation is made 48 hours prior the offer's start date. We don't apply any refund if the cancellation is made less than 48 hours before offer start date.