Australian Camp Trek is designed for those people who love Mountains and don’t have enough time for hiking or trekking in Nepal. Australian Camp trek is an easy and short trek route located in the beautiful foothills of the Annapurna region. This trek start from the delightful city Pokhara which will complete in 1 night and 2 days, offerings offers jaw droppings views over the valleys and dramatic views of the Annapurna Mountain range including Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167m) Annapurna South (7219m) Hiunchuli (6434m), Machhapuchchhre (6997m) meaning “Fishtail” and many other snow-capped mountains. This trek can be done in any season of the year and is also very suitable for people without any hiking experience and people of all ages. We also recommend this trek for a family trip. The highest point of this trek is 2060 meters in Australian Camp.
It is worth doing Australian Camp and Dhampus trek which rewards you unforgettable memories of the epic view of Annapurna ranges which will cherish you forever. From the early morning sunrise to evening sunset the colors will keep on changing offering the most incredible views. You will hike through dense forests, along the hillsides, and through mountain villages. You will spend the night in a tea house at the Australian Camp where you have the majestic Himalayas views nearly all around.
You can extend this trek by spending one more day at Sarangkot. Or If you have enough time to trek then you can do Ghorepani- Poon Hill trek or Mardi Himal trek.
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (800 m) by Tourist Bus.
Our office staff will pick you up from the hotel and escort you to the tourist bus station. You will drive to Pokhara around 6/7hrs which is 200km from Kathmandu. A beautiful valley set on the bank of Phewa Lake, Pokhara is also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (Fishtail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu which provides the perfect starting point for our trek. We will check in our rooms and will ready for the Sightseeing International Mountain Museum, Davids fall and Gupteshwor.
Overnight at the hotel.
Drive to Kande and hike to Australian Camp (2060 m) 4/5 hours
Take a good breakfast in Pokhara then we will take a car drive to Kande via Sarangkot/Phedi which takes about 1.25 hours then we hike up to Australian Camp through the forestry uphill from Kande. 1.5 to 2 hours of the walk will bring us to the beautiful spot of Australian Camp. Now, Along the journey, we can see a very impressive view of Annapurna Range including Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna South Hiuchuli, Annapurna II, and IV and Lamjung Himal, etc. We can go excursion to the beautiful village of Pothana. Overnight in trekking lodge. En suite bathroom.
Meals Included: (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
Hike to Dhampus village (1694 m) and drive to Pokhara. 3/4 hrs
From Australian Camp hike down through the forestry slightly descending trail to Dhampus and continue to walk to Phedi passing through terraced farmlands in lower Dhampus village and then descend down the steep stone staircase at the end of the trek there our car will be waiting for us to take back to Pokhara. When we reach Pokhara we will go for boating and street walk around lakeside.
Meals Included: Meals Included: (Breakfast and lunch)
Drive to Kathmandu (1300 m) from Pokhara
After breakfast, you will return back to Kathmandu which is of 6/7 hours drive. You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto Chitwan jungle safari, rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, and scenic Everest flight, mountain biking, and other activities.
Guiding, Food, and Lodging
In Nepal, all trekking supplies - Teahouse trekking means staying and eating in local lodges. We stay in single rooms where possible, but often you will have to share. The rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow, blankets. A few have electric lights and all have a spacious dining room-lounge. We eat at teahouses and, although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, the menu is not extensive. They offer a variety of potatoes, rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. Beers and local spirits are often available, but that will be at your own cost. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There are also snacks available such as basic biscuits, chocolate, and soft drinks and in some areas, you will find fresh fruit in season. It is normal to meet your porter in the teahouse where you will stay overnight. So, pack your necessary things in your own day pack.
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Note regarding itineraries
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan; their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Himalayan Wander Walkers has led till now. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is successful.
Although trekking gear is available in Nepal you are advised to bring your own gear.
Trekking or running shoes Camp shoes or thongs Socks (polypropylene)
Down or fiber-filled jacket Jumper or piled jacket Hiking shorts Waterproof jackets, poncho or umbrella Hiking pants T-shirts or blouses Underwear Sun hat
Rucksack Self Inflating Sleeping Mattress (optional, “normal” mats provided by Bhutanese tour operators) Water bottle Torch, batteries, and bulbs
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