Australian Camp Trek from Pokhara is one of the several short day hike Pokhara and is suitable for trekkers of all ages to experience the ‘Himalayan’ trek. Among many short treks around Pokhara, Australian Camp day trek is undoubtedly the most preferred. Australian Camp Day Trek from Pokhara is a single day trek that starts from Kande and ends at Phedi.
It takes 2 and half hours to reach Australian Camp which is located at an altitude of 2025m. Then after, return route for this short trek from Pokhara is through the famous Dhampus village. You will further walk past Dhampus to reach Phedi, from where you can easily drive back to Pokhara. Australian Camp day trek is not only for Australians but for trekkers of all nationalities and age brackets.
Besides Australian Camp Trek from Pokhara we offer many other short treks from Pokhara.
Australian Camp trek from Pokhara can be approached in two ways. The most preferred clockwise route starts in Kande and ends at Phedi. The anti-clockwise route begins from Phedi and ends at Australian camp.
Australian camp trek from Pokhara a short hiking trip from pokhara. Here are some highlights of this day long trek.
Tour package costs US 75/Pax, covers land transportation, trek guide, lunch, water and trekking gears such as trekking poles along with local taxes. There aren’t any hidden charges involved. If you are in a group of more than two persons, reduced rates are applicable.
There are several routes to make this Kathmandu half-day tour. Please find the shortest and less traffic route map below.
The most preferred clockwise route starts in Kande and ends at Phedi. Here is itinerary in details.
Early morning, we will pick you up at 8am from lakeside Pokhara and drive to Kande. We suggest you to have your breakfast before 8am. The drive takes less than 1 hr. We begin our trek from Kande; the trail is uphill all the way to Australian Camp. You can enjoy the majestic views of Annapurna ranges, Macchapuchre, Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri and Lamjung Himal from the Australian camp. After eating warm lunch at the Camp you will trek down to Dhampus. Dhampus is a scenic village inhabited by Magar and Gurung communities. Spending sometime in Dhampus, we trek further down to Phedi and then finally drive back to Pokhara.
Australian camp is probably the most popular hill station and view point near Pokhara. below are some travel info about this beautiful hiking destination.
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Australian Camp to Dhampus trek is the shortest hike around Pokhara. You will reach a maximum height of 2060m and visit Dhampus village, which is the most photographed village in Nepal. Especially during March-April, you can see rhododendrons in full bloom and also experience 180 degree panorama of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges.
Dhampus Australian camp trek is an easy trek, making it suitable for all age group of travelers. Anyone with normal physical fitness and even kids above 6 years can complete this trek with ease. This trek is best for both family and students.
The distance from Kande to Australian Camp is 6Km. It takes 2 hr uphill trek reach Australian Camp from Kande. The trek is graded moderate.
Australian Camp to Sarangkot trek is one of the most popular short hiking routes from Pokhara. This one day trek is best for those tourists who have limited time. Catch amazing mountain views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Mt. Fishtail and Lamjung Himal from Australian Camp at the height of 2165m. You will also have the chance to visit Dhampus village and observe local culture. All in all Australian camp to Sarangkot trek is definitely worth doing.
Tourist standard hotels and restaurants are easily available in Australian Camp offering local cuisines and continental menu. Many new hotels are being built in the area to cater to growing number of tourists. Please note not all hotels offer private bathroom. Below is a list of hotels available in Australian Camp.
If you feel like extending the trek from Australian Camp, you can choose Ghandruk as your next destination. Standing at a similar altitude, the trek to Ghandruk is easy and most scenic. If you have additional time, longer treks to Mardi Himal and Annapurna Base Camp are also possible and accessible from Australian Camp.
Australian Camp trek can be done any time of the year. However, Autumn (October-November) and Spring (February-April) are considered the best trekking periods. Especially the month of April is perfect to see beautiful rhododendron flowers in nearby forest.
The weather at Australian Camp during summer is 25-30 degree Celsius but 5-10 degree Celsius in winter. Since Pokhara is one of the highest rainfall zones in Nepal, therefore expect heavy rainfall around Australian Camp during June to August.
Locally grown, organic and fresh lunch will be provided in Dhampus village.
We provide experienced, friendly guides and staffs to assist you on the entire trip. All our guides/staffs are licensed, trained and qualified in their professional fields. Depending on the group size, we also provide extra helping hands if needed.
Experienced driver and comfortable vehicle will be provided on your trip.
We follow Health & Safety regulations and Covid-19 protocols as prescribed by the Health Ministry and Nepal government. We offer clean and sanitized hotel and staffs with First Aid knowledge. Your safety is our first priority.
The tour organiser “Mr Sidhharth” is the most humble and awsum person I have ever come.across. He customised our day trek as per our needs. We were first timers to hiking and he helped us to get going. He provided all the useful information to help us be get set ready for the trip. The hiking was well planned and executed with the guide worth mentioning “Mr Santosh” made the hiking more exciting. He clicked beautiful pictures of us and never lost his patience as we were slow. Thanks EyesOnNepal for your awsum service. I will definitely plan my next trek with you. the best thing is they charge just for their efforts keep less profit!! 🙂
Our guide Ram Subedi was the best guide we could think of. He was so friendly, knowledgeable, experienced, helpful, professional, caring…. and so funny. We had so
much fun together!!!
As my sister and I only had little time and as we are not very well trained, we decided to do the 2 days 1 night trek to Australian Camp.
What an incredible experience, what a breathtaking view we had there.
We had a great time, we saw extraordinary surroundings, and thanks to Ram we met many Nepali people in the villages.
Thank you Ram!!!