Trip Name: Australian Base Camp Hiking and Dhampus Sightseeing
Duration: One Day/Half Day
Group Size: 1-15
Starts/ Ends: Hotel Annapurna View
Tour and Sightseeing
Annapurna Base Camp
Trip Starts: 8:00 AM (After Breakfast in the hotel)
Trip Ends: 04:30 PM
Trip Duration: 8 Hours 30 Minutes
Vehicle : Car, Jeep, Hiace, Annapurna Cable Car
For Meal : A-la-Carte Menu
Rate : According to Restaurant Menu Rate
Dhampus village is located 25 KM north of the central Kaski district and it is a traditional Gurung village situated at an altitude of 1650 m above the sea level which offers an opportunity to explore the lifestyle of the ethnic Gurung community. It offers a wonderful view of mountain, nature, landscape and awe-inspiring scenery. A different class of migratory birds visit the village of Dhampus, making it a seasonal bird-watching spot.
Dhampus hiking is suitable for short holidays and people in Pokhara who wants to have overnight hiking near the bustling city. Dhampus hill is one of the best viewpoints of Nepal. From Dhampus, one can also clutch the outstanding view of Pokhara and the landscape gets even better as the sun sets down.
The hiking begins from Phedi village, around 30 minutes of drive from the attractive lakeside of Pokhara valley and the uphill hiking begin. As you move higher, you get to see the astounding panoramic views and mind-blowing sceneries. When you leave the lush greenery of the jungle, you will have a little hike to make to reach Dhampus. You can see excellent views of Annapurna Ranges. This area also offers you the views of the Pokhara valley with all its natural offerings including Phewa Lake and world peace stupa.
Our Hotel will assist you to make arrangements for the vehicle from the hotel. Try local eatery and restaurants in Dhampus, talk to the locals and listen to the tales in the mountains, everything you see and do is worth it.
In short, the major highlights of the Dhampus Village are as below:
Australian Base Camp
Australian Camp Trek is one of the topmost trending short treks in Nepal which gives you rewarding views of Annapurna, Machhapuchre, and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges with picturesque villages and lush green hills. In this trek, you will pass villages of different ethnic communities like Magar, Gurung, Brahmin, etc., and have a chance to have insights into their cultures and traditions.
Australian Camp trek might be the best option for the trekkers who have an enduring desire to see the close-up views of the Annapurna ranges on a short hike. It is also suitable to trek with family, friends and even with small children and old parents.
After Dhampus, you will start gently climbing up through the rhododendron and oak forests until reaching Australian Base Camp.Australian camp is at the center of the Dhampus Jungle. There are few comfortable lodges. You can enjoy with Sunset view over the Himalayas in the evening.
In short, the major highlights of the Australian Camp Trek are as below:
• Australian Base Camp, a popular viewpoint near Pokhara
• Enchanting Sunrise and Sunset views
• Beautiful views of Annapurna Himalayan range from Australian Camp
• Wonderful short mountain trek right next to Pokhara
• Trek through the dense forests, hillsides, rice fields, and villages
• Typical Nepali cultures, traditions, and lifestyles can be seen on the trail
Itinerary from Hotel Annapurna View to Dhampus Village / Annapurna Base Camp
8:00 - 9:30 : Hotel Annapurna View to Naudaha (9 km)
Naudaha to Phedi (3km)
Phedi to Dhampus (11km)
9:30 - 10:30 : Dhampus View Tower ( Walk for 15 mins to reach view tower and sighseeing for 45 mins in tower and returning back in 15mins)
10:30 - 11:30 : Lunch at Hotel in Dhampus
11:30 - 3:00 : Hike from Dhampus to Australian Base Camp
3:00 - 4:00 : Australian Base Camp to Kade Highway
4:00 - 4: 30 : Return to Hotel