Australian Camp and Dhampus Hiking Tour

Australian Camp and Dhampus Hiking Tour

Start Point

Pokhara

End Point

Pokhara

Duration

1 Day

Grade

Moderate

Max Altitude

2065 m.

Meals

Lunch

No. of Person

Min. 01 Pax

Highlights

Scenic Landscapes: Both Australian Camp and Dhampus offer breathtaking panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The landscape is characterized by terraced fields, lush forests, and traditional villages, providing a picturesque backdrop for your hike.

 Cultural Experience: Interact with the local Gurung communities in Dhampus and nearby villages. You can experience their unique culture, traditions, and hospitality. Many trekking routes in this region pass through traditional villages, allowing trekkers to witness the rural lifestyle of the local people.

Australian Camp: Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of Australian Camp, located at an altitude of around 2,050 meters. The camp provides stunning sunrise and sunset views over the Annapurna and Machapuchare mountains. The area is known for its tranquility and is an excellent spot for relaxation and photography.

 Dhampus Village: Explore Dhampus, a charming Gurung village with traditional houses and narrow alleys. The village is surrounded by terraced fields and offers a close-up look at the rural way of life in the Himalayas.

 Easy Hiking Trail: The trek from Australian Camp to Dhampus is relatively short and suitable for beginners or those with limited time. The trail is well-maintained, and the elevation gain is moderate, making it accessible for a wide range of hikers.

 Tea Houses and Accommodation: Along the trail, you’ll find tea houses and lodges that provide accommodation and meals. This allows you to experience the warmth of Nepali hospitality and enjoy local cuisine.

 Flora and Fauna: The region is rich in biodiversity, and the hike takes you through dense forests with various species of flora and fauna. Keep an eye out for rhododendron blooms in spring, adding vibrant colors to the landscape.

 Mountain Photography: Capture stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The clear mountain vistas, especially during sunrise and sunset, offer fantastic opportunities for photography.

A day hike to Australian Camp and Dhampus is a fantastic option for those seeking breathtaking views of the Annapurna Himalayas and diverse landscapes near Pokhara. Here’s what you can expect:

Highlights:

Panoramic Views: Witness stunning vistas of the Annapurna range, including Machhapuchhre (“Fishtail”), Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Lamjung Himal, and more.

Diverse Landscapes: Enjoy trails through forests, rhododendron slopes, villages, and farmland, experiencing the natural beauty of the region.

Australian Camp: Take a break at this scenic viewpoint with breathtaking mountain panoramas and enjoy refreshments available at local lodges.

Dhampus Village: Explore this charming village with traditional houses and stunning mountain views, experiencing local life and culture.

Moderate Challenge: The hike is around 5-6 hours (including ascents and descents), with moderate elevation gain, making it suitable for most fitness levels.

Itinerary:

Morning: Start your day with an early morning drive from Pokhara to Kande, the trailhead.

Trail Start: Begin your hike from Kande, following a well-maintained trail through forests and villages.

Australian Camp: After approximately 1.5-2 hours, reach Australian Camp, enjoying the stunning mountain views and taking a break for refreshments.

Dhampus Village: Continue the hike for another 1-1.5 hours, reaching Dhampus Village with its charming atmosphere and beautiful scenery.

Lunch Break: Enjoy a picnic lunch in Dhampus, savoring the views and the experience.

Descent: Hike down the same trail back to Kande, taking in the diverse landscapes and observing local life.

Return: Drive back to Pokhara from Kande, arriving in the afternoon.

Additional Tips:

Start early: This allows you to avoid the heat and enjoy the sunrise views from the top.

Wear comfortable shoes and clothing: Opt for breathable layers suitable for the weather conditions.

Bring water, snacks, and sunscreen: Stay hydrated and protected throughout the hike.

Hire a guide: Consider hiring a local guide for insights into the culture and history of the region.

Respect the environment: Avoid littering and follow responsible hiking practices.

Cost:

The cost of a day hike to Australian Camp and Dhampus varies depending on whether you go with a tour operator or organize it independently. Joining a tour typically costs around $80-$100, including transportation, guide fees, and sometimes lunch. Organizing it yourself might be cheaper, but requires transportation arrangements and knowledge of the route.

Overall, a day hike to Australian Camp and Dhampus is a rewarding experience offering stunning views, cultural immersion, and a moderate challenge. If you’re looking for a beautiful and enriching day trip near Pokhara, this hike is definitely worth considering!

Some related links to Annapurna Regions Trekking: 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 11 days

Mardi Hiimal Trek – 7 days

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 7 days

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    Australian Camp:

    Panoramic views: Australian Camp is renowned for its stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. From the camp, you can witness the majestic peaks of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Hiunchuli, and Lamjung Himal.

    Trekking destination: Australian Camp is a popular stop for trekkers on the Annapurna Base Camp trek. It’s a great place to acclimatize to the higher altitude before continuing on to the base camp.

    Camping and homestays: There are a few campsites and homestays in Australian Camp, where you can stay overnight and enjoy the mountain views.

    Dhampus Village:

    Picturesque location: Dhampus Village is a beautiful village situated on a ridge overlooking the Pokhara Valley. It offers stunning panoramic views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre mountains.

    Traditional village: Dhampus is a traditional Gurung village, with a rich culture and history. You can learn about the Gurung way of life by visiting the village and talking to the locals.

    Trekking base: Dhampus is a popular base for treks in the Annapurna region, including the Australian Camp trek and the Dhampus Peak trek.

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