Photographer's Note

‘Dhampus - This way to Pothana’

More pictures taken on my three-day trek to and around Dhampus.

The first overnight would normally be in a place called Australian Camp (so named because an Australian couple discovered it and camped there throughout their honeymoon).
Neither in Pokhara nor online you can make reservations for overnights in lodges in the mountains.
You have to show up on time. If there were no free rooms, my guide had to look for a solution.
This was already needed in Australian Camp. All rooms were fully booked and there was only the possibility to spend the night in a tent.
Despite the fact that this location is not really very high, it can still be quite cold at night.
So I asked the guide to go to another place, Pothana which was only a fifteen minute walk away.

There lived acquaintances of him who rented four small rooms and there was no other traveler when we arrived. Simple accommodation but clean.
It was cold in the room but not in bed under the covers.
A simple but tasty evening meal was cooked and I also had a good breakfast.

Just before dark, a Danish hiker passed by and he rented one of the remaining rooms. He made his trek by himself but had good maps of the trails in the mountains.
Since I was making only a short three-day trek, I hadn't bought maps of the mountains and relied on the guide.
After dinner on a small terrace and before going to sleep, the Danish traveller and I drank a lot of tea together.
The hot tea was really needed because around mid-November it was getting already quite cold outside.

The next morning the skies were very clear and we went back to Australian Camp to enjoy the panoramas.
See photo in the WS.
You may prefer one of those pictures over the main photo …

Once back home, I realized that I should have noted the names of the mountain peaks of every photo.
On the spot I was sure I would remember them.
But that was much overly optimistic thinking when making a four and a half month journey :)

You should also know that several peaks in the Range are named Annapurna followed by a number.
There are Annapurna I (Main) at 8.091 m, Annapurna II at 7.937 m, Annapurna III at 7.555 m, Annapurna IV at 7.525 m and Annapurna South at 7.219 m.
What I know for sure is that I haven't seen Annapurna I.

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  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6912 W: 24 N: 16235] (63580)
  • Genre: Plaatsen
  • Medium: Kleur
  • Date Taken: 2019-11-15
  • Belichting: f/0.1, 30 Seconden
  • Fotoversie: Originele versie, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2020-08-13 14:13
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