Dhampus village

Dhampus village

AUSTRALIAN CAMP


Type: Trekking

10 Days

Group size: 1-10

TRIP DETAILS


After an hour smooth drive from Pokhara takes us to Kande, the starting point of the short trekking of Australian Camp, which is located on the hill top offers incredible view of Annapurna Mountain range over the valleys. Spending the night in lodge at Australian Camp allow you to experience both sunrise and sunset over the mountain with color changing magic. This trek can be done all year round and suitable for people without any hiking experiences and people of all ages.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

➡ Sunrise over Annapurna and Dhauraghili from top of Australian Camp

➡ Trails through differences landscape from rice terraces fields to Rhododendron forest wirh Annapurna and Machhapurce mountain view along.

➡ Sign up for a tadem paragliding from top of Sarangkot, one of the best flying destination in the world

ITINERARY


Day 1&2: Kathmandu

Arrive in Tribuvan International Airport and transfer to hotel located in Thamel, a touristy area in Kathmandu. Spend the following day visiting UNESCO’s World Heritage site, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath Nepal's largest buddhist stupa.

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 8hrs

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Bus bring you out of the city to the hill country follow the river, if the weather is clear we can see nice mountain scenery. The journey take 8 hours then relax evening in Pokhara.

Day 4: Drive to Kande 1hrs, Trek to Australian Camp (2,100m/6,889 ft) 2hrs

After breakfast be prepare for driving to Kande the starting point of the trek. The trail ascent reach several villages then pass through rhododendron forest with Annapurna mountain ranges and Phewa lake dominated the view.

Day 5: Trek to Dhampus (1,650m/5,413ft) 2 hrs

Trail descent toward Dhampus pass through jungle offer beautiful view of the mountain along the way. In Dhampus venture into scarf handmade shop then enjoy sunset over Himalayas mountain range. 

Day 6: Trek to Sarangkot (1,600m/5,249 ft) 5hrs

Set out on the trail going down through jungle then cross the river, the trail ascent easy through small towns, rice paddies then arrive at Sarangkot viewpoint.

Day 7: Back to Pokhara (Paragliding/Driving)

After morning sunrise in Sarangkot we can choose either to sign up for a tandem paragliding flight over Phewa Lake or drive back to Pokhara by Jeep.

Day 8: Pokhara

Boating over Phewa Lake then short hike/drive to World Peace Pagoda then spend the afternoon Visit Devi Fall, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, International Mountain Museum. 

Day 9: Drive to Kathmandu

Back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Farewell dinner with traditional Nepalese food and dance.

Day 10: Kathmandu

Kathmandu is your to explore before departure at any time.

 

CUSTOMIZE YOUR TRIP


  • Skip Sarangkot View Point by drive to Pokhara from Dhampus shorten 1 day
  • Skip Australian Camp (Just Sarangkot and Dhampus) shorten 1 day
  • Flight between Kathmandu and Pokhara shorten 2 days

Trekking Essentials

 

ACTIVITY LEVEL


Light/Moderate

Daily activities include city walking for few hours, some day on trekking we will be hiking 2–5 hours per day and some day ascents/descents on steep mountainous terrain at elevations ranging from 1,000m to a maximum of 2,100m. 

Maximum Elevation

Australian Camp (2,100m/6,889 ft)

 

BEST SEASON


Spring and Autumn

Spring time (Mar-May) Rhododendron blooming in many places and Winter (Sep-Dec) sky are generally clear with outstanding views.

Lower season

Flowers and plants are at their growing peak during monsoon (Jun-Aug). In winter time (Dec-Feb) it is cold but the view is excellent.

 

FEATURE MOMENT


Push the wheel for good luck. Photo by Pham Cuong.

Push the wheel for good luck. Photo by Pham Cuong.

Sunset over Phewa Lake. Photo by Giang.

Sunset over Phewa Lake. Photo by Giang.

Fish Tail peak and other mountains view from Australian Camp

Fish Tail peak and other mountains view from Australian Camp

Tandem Paragliding from top of Sarangkot over Phewa Lake

Tandem Paragliding from top of Sarangkot over Phewa Lake

 

TRIP INCLUDING


Arrival transfer, internal flights, transport between destinations.

Accommodations

Twin deluxe room in Kathmandu/Pokhara with breakfast, lodge/tea house on trekking

Meals

3 times meals a day (breakfast/lunch/dinner), 2 times tea (breakfast/dinner) in trekking, 1 farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Travel Logistics

Porters will transport our gear. Participants should be in good health.

Transportation
Bus, private vehicle

Permission

TIMS and ACAP

 

TRIP EXCLUDING


Personal tips and additional expenses

International Airfare

VISA

Nepal On-Arrival Visa fee (US$ 25/40/100 per person for 15/30/90 days)

Entrance fees

Entrance fees to temples and sites in Kathmandu/Pokhara

Insurance

Travel Insurance and medical evacuation in case of emergency

 

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