Australian Camp, set on the beautiful hilltop, offers striking views over the valleys and stunning views of the Annapurna Mountain range. The place is located on the north-west of Pokhara. After driving for about an hour, we start our hike from Kande.
It is another short hiking trail from Pokhara which is also considered as one of the easiest treks of Nepal that is located in the Annapurna Region. For this trek, you can also make plans along with your family and childrens.
Australian Camp Hiking can be easily completed within just two days starting at Pokhara. Within two days of hiking, you can experience the warmth of nature staring at the mountain peaks.
The name Australian Camp Hiking was originated since the inhabitants of Austria began to camp at the location. Several Austrian campers began to visit the camping site frequently and later the camping site was started to get represented as Austrialian Base Camp.
Likewise, the name Australian Camp was named after “Thulo Kharka” which used to represent the huge area of pastures in Nepali. It used to be the area to herd buffalo and cows.
Similar to Ghandruk and Dhampus trekking, this area is also famous for Gurung people. Hiking to Australian Camp, you will get to experience the livelihood of local gurung people as you will be sleeping on their home stays and having their local cuisines.
Talking about the difficulty of this hiking trail, the base camp is located at the altitude of 2,400 meters above the sea level which is an average height for everyone. That is why even the beginner level of hikkers or trekkers can easily complete this trek without having any health issues.
However, the trail is steep; through a stone staircase for about 1.5 to 2 hours to get Australian Camp, situated on the ridge and having an incredible view of Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6440m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), and Lamjung Himal.
From Australian Camp, we will hike down to continue through a perfect jungle trail with birds chirping sounds our trek to continue to the beautiful village of Dhampus, takes about an hour. Dhampus village is on the Annapurna trekking trail is blessed with majestic views of the Annapurna Himalayan Range.
The village is attractive, with several old-fashioned slate-roofed houses. The trek is best for those wishing to experience Nepal mountain scenery and ethnic culture within a short time.
Therefore, if you are willing to plan your next hiking somewhere near to pokhara city then, Australian Camp Hiking the destination you might want to experience.
Arrival Pokhara check in Hotel, overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast, Australian Camp trek start by Car to Lumle, its take 1 &half hours. Then trek starts with an exotic walk of (2 hours) to reach Australian camp, overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast, enjoy the panoramic and gigantic views Annapurna & Dhaulagiri range, then trek back to pokhara via phedi.overnight at Hotel
After breakfast departure to onward Journey.
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