Dhampus Australian Camp Trek starts from the valley of lakes, Pokhara, in the Annapurna region. Pokhara has a list of activities to offer, which gives a boost to your trek, with all the mesmerizing scenery of Phewa Lake, Fishtail Mountain, Traditional Gurung villages and much more, this trek is one of the most desired short treks in Nepal and a very famous one in the Annapurna Region. The elevation of the villages here ranges from 800m to 1600m from the base alone.
Your trek begins at Phedi village which is a 30 minute drive from the lake city of Pokhara. The trail to Australian Camp goes through famous Dhampus village with lush forests of Rhododendron nesting various diverse species of birds and inhabited by warm-hearted Gurung people. Dhampus gives you enough time to adore the beautiful Himalayan ranges of Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri and Machhapucchre (Fishtail) which certainly has a spectacular view. Views from Australian camp get even more incredible when the sun goes down and gives a very soothing and calm experience. With the feeling of solitude and peace, the Gurung people’s friendly nature is like a cherry on the cake and thus adds more flavors on this amazing journey.
Dhampus Australian Camp Trek is one of the shortest, yet most classic treks in Nepal. It passes through country inhabited by a wide diversity of people. It offers spectacular mountain scenery and takes you north of Annapurna & Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) ranges. Dhampus is not just a Mountain View point but also a small, ethnic Gurung village. A hike gives you the perfect opportunity to experience the beauty and peace of Nepalese countryside, along with that watching the daily routine of the locals there will also be quite amazing sight.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft)
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft) 200 km 6 hrs
Day 3: Drive to Phedi (45 Min) and Hike to Austrlian Camp (2100m/6889ft) via Dhampus Village (5 Hrs)
Day 4: Hike to Kande and Drive to Pokhara
Day 5: Early morning visit Sarangkot for Sunrise. Later half day Sightseeing tour of Pokhara City
Day 6: Drive back to Kathmandu, (200km/ 6 Hrs)
Day 7: Full day Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu City
Day 8: Departure Transfer
You will be welcomed by a Great Nepal Representative at the airport. From there, you will be transferred to the hotel. Freshen up and meet the representatives once again to get the brief about the trekking itinerary. In your free time, you can stroll around the capital city of Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, you will board a vehicle to start the drive to the Pokhara Valley. On your way to Pokhara, you can enjoy the beautiful picturesque scenes of the countryside. Enjoy the green hills, rivers, and every other thing you see during the drive. Also, get several opportunities to look at the high peaks of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Machhapuchhre. Among such peaks, you will also have the chance to encounter the cultural diversity of the region. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
(Optional Trishuli River Rafting can be added on request)
Watching the mountains you can enjoy your breakfast then drive toward Phedi. It will take about 45 minutes to reach your trek starting point. From Phedi, you will ascend slightly towards Dhampus village and then to Australian Camp. Travelers can have a wonderful view of landscape and mountains, a local Gurung community, flowers, mustard field etc. We reach to a beautiful village called Thule Kharka in Nepali and Australian Camp in English. You can have a beautiful view of Annapurna Range, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mount Fishtail and a view of Pokhara valley. You can spend rest of the day exploring around, talking with local people and surrounding views. Overnight in a tea house in Australian Camp.
We wake up in the morning have our breakfast and begin our day walk. With all these memories we descend down to Kande. Upon arrival at Kande, your vehicle will be ready to transfer you back to Pokhara. Rest of the day free at leisure. You can explore lake side area and have a boating at Fewa Lake to visit Tal Barahi Temple. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Early in the morning, hike to Sarangkot Height to enjoy the beautiful sunrise. Then, return back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast start your halfday sightseeing tour consists of David Falls, Ghupteshwor Mahadev, Bindabasini Temple. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Today, you will return to the Kathmandu Valley by a tourist bus. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be guided back to your hotel. Freshen up and stroll around the Kathmandu Valley for souvenirs. Later, in the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a Nepalese Restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Today you will be going for sightseeing around the world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath Temple and Pashupatinath Temple. Later in the evening, a farewell dinner will be served in a Traditional Nepali Restaurant where you will be able to enjoy authentic cuisine with a brief cultural program as a celebration of your completed trek. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.