Australian Camp Trek


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Australian Camp and Dhampus Trek

Australian Camp Trek of Raconteur Adventure is your captivating journey for resting your senses once in a while. This is a relatively easy trek, possible to accomplish within a brief period. Bathing in natural pureness, observing Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Fish Tail up close and indulging in the genuine hospitality of natives is what this journey delivers right. A peculiar village walk experience, following enticing terraced farmland, makes every second worth remembering. Australian Camp lies on the serene hilltop overlooking a mind-boggling view of Annapurna Mountain Range.

Australian Base Camp lies in the northwest direction of Pokhara. On this trekking trail, you will partner with the soulful sound of birds, smells the scent of natural forest, observe and capture staggering mountains and above all, create stories to share with forthcoming generations. “Thulo Kharka” is another name given to Australian Camp. Thulo Kharka means ample pasture land that is usually used for grazing. Travellers from Austria in the 80s visited this place time and again as this place is magnetic by all means. As locals found it difficult to pronounce Austria Base camp, the new name “the Australian Base Camp” stuck with the locals. Hence, Australian Camp. Accommodation and catering here in this part of Annapurna are all well-taken care of too.

Accommodation and Meals

You can choose from budget category lodge to mid-market lodge, but don’t expect anything fancier. The place has guesthouses with suite rooms, working WIFI, and pure hospitality for your catering and sleeping needs. In peak season, the hotel runs out of rooms, so planning is all helpful. As accommodation and catering are well taken care of, you need to book this trek with us. We will take care of the requirements. Beyond hospitality and catering, the whole journey commencing from Kathmandu to Australian Camp is mesmerizing.

Australian Camp Trek- Itinerary Overview

Enthralling journey to Australian Camp Trek starts from Pokhara. After you arrive in Kathmandu, you will check in and rest for the day. If you wish to explore different facets of Kathmandu, we will be more than happy to assist you. The second day will take to Pokhara. You can fly/drive to Pokhara, and the choice is all yours. Arriving at Pokhara, numerous activities unfold. You can explore varieties of eatery, bars and clubs here in Pokhara. You can stroll too on the bank of the famous Phewa Lake, or involve in sightseeing of popular sites. Day third of the trek starts with a short drive to Phedi, which is just 45 minutes. From Phedi, an uphill hike starts. After hiking for almost one hour, we will reach Dhampus, and from Dhampus, we will walk another one hour thirty minutes until reaching our resting point.

Upon having lunch, we will walk for another 01 hours until reaching Australian Camp. On our day fourth of this trek, Sarangkot is the final destination. After breakfast at Australian Base Camp, we will follow a descending hiking trail passing through Naudanda (Nine hills). After having lunch at Naudanda, our descending path will pass through thick settlements of natives until reaching Sarangkot. Then, on the fifth day of the trek, Pokhara will be our destination. Hiking downhill from Sarangkot, Pokhara is just a couple of hours away. You can rest in Pokhara, engage in various relaxing rejuvenation too. After staying in the star category hotel in Pokhara, we will drive/fly back to Kathmandu on our 6th day. There are specific mandatory permits to enter Annapurna Conservation Area.

Necessary permits

  • For Non- Nepali only, ACAP and TIMS are mandatory.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) by Nepal Tourism Board, Kathmandu or Pokhara.
  • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) from TAAN office, Thamel/Maligaun, Kathmandu or Pokhara
  • Four Passport size photos and passport copy required.

As the climate can get cold during winters, jackets are a must. Would you mind checking our checklist for this unique Australian Base Camp of Raconteur Adventure?

Life is all about memories, and Raconteur Adventure is the master of storytelling. So, come to experience snow-capped mountains, a green village, and forests full of rhododendron, with the best Australian Base Camp Trek of Raconteur Adventure. Leave logistics behind, as we are here to assist you; allow us to serve you.

Image Credit; Wikimedia commons

Included/Exclude

  • Accommodation, Food, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • All typical Meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Raconteur Adventure personnel standby during emergency
  • Hotel and Airport pick up and drop by car, bus and van
  • Lodge and homestay accommodation in the mountains
  • Star category hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Trekking Guide and Porter (on demand)
  • Domestic airfares (on request)
  • Park Fees wherever applicable
  • 3 Cup of tea during the trek
  • All your trekking permits
  • All government taxes
  • Official expenses
  • First-aid Kit
  • Map
  • Your expenses might include room service, internet charges, laundry, bar bills, telephone bills, etc.
  • Sightseeing and activities other than those mentioned
  • Lunch and dinner not mentioned in the itinerary
  • International Plane fare and taxes in the Airport
  • Other meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal trekking gear and equipment’s
  • Travel Insurance which is mandatory
  • Tips and Gratitude’s (expected)
  • VISA Fees

Checklist

  • Pair of comfortable trekking shoes, sandals and socks
  • Camera, Power Bank, Smartphone, Torch, and Whistle
  • Toothbrush, Sunscreen, Shampoo, Shower Gel
  • Towel, toilet paper, gadgets, slippers
  • Lightweight and fast-drying T-shirts
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket
  • Snickers and other energy bars
  • Backpack with 15kg capacity
  • Pair of easy drying trousers
  • Pair of waterproof trousers
  • Route Map of Annapurna
  • Cash in local currency
  • Hat and set of Glove
  • 2 sets of underwear
  • A fleece jacket
  • Water Bottle
  • Down Jacket
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sunglasses
  • Raincoat
01

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu

Raconteur Adventure representative welcomes you at International Airport. A unique drive from the airport to different sides of Kathmandu unravels from the seat of your vehicle. After checking in and settling down, you can roam around downtown Kathmandu, reach Thamel and spend your evening beside the cremation site of Pashupatinath. Overnight at star category hotel in Kathmandu.

02

Day 02

Drive/Fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu.

On our second of this Australian Camp trek, you will either fly or drive to Pokhara. Drive to Pokhara is more scenic and rewarding as you will have this chance to observe and capture picturesque hills, rivers and local lifestyles. There will be one lunch break on the way with two other stops for the bathroom. Once you reach Pokhara, we will pick you up and assist you through Hotel check-in. After you settle down, the choice is all yours. You can do the sightseeing, roam around Fewa Lake, and book a private vehicle to see the interest points. Whatever you choose, we are here to assist you—overnight in the star category hotel at Pokhara.

03

Day 03

Drive from Pokhara to Phedi and trek to Dhampus(03 hours) and Australian Camp(2165m/03 hours)

After having a delicious breakfast at the Hotel in Pokhara, we will arrive at Phedi in private SUVs or vans (45 minutes). Phedi is the starting point of the trek. The trail ascends, granting you a peaceful view of rhododendron, oak, sandalwood, magnolia and pine forests till we reach Lower Dhampus. Dhampus is an affluent village of the Gurung community. Dhampus is also the village to engage in beautiful sightseeing of snow-capped glittering mountains, Annapurna and Lamjung.

After having a refreshment break at Dhampus, our trail ascends in a stone-paved path through mossy trees and other forests. We will reach Pothana from Dhampus within one and half hours of hiking. Pothana is the village to look out for tea houses, eateries and shops. Then, our trekking trail ascends further to Australian Camp, which is just a one-hour hike from Dhampus. We will enjoy the sunset view over the mountains from Australia, Camp and enjoy local food staying overnight in Hotel/Guest house here in Australian Base Camp.

04

Day 04

Australian Base Camp to Sarangkot (05 hours)

After starting our day with a delicious breakfast meal at Australian Camp, our hike starts to reach the day’s destination, the Sarangkot. Our walk passes through the forest and will descend following the Naudanda trail. We will stop for lunch in Naudanda (nine hills) and continue our hike towards Sarangkot. The route to Sarangkot is relatively easy, also serving you a mixed view of scattered and dense settlements of natives and hills and mountains. Once we reach Sarangkot after finishing the hike of almost 05 hours, the enchanting scenery of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Macchapucchre, Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal unravels from Sarangkot. We will stay overnight in Sarangkot to not miss the early sunrise from here.

05

Day 05

Sarangkot to Pokhara (4 hours)

On this very day of the trek, we will start our hiking from Sarangkot and reach Pokhara within 04 hours. Passing through terraced farms, the ethnic villages, and to the city life of Pokhara, every step creates stories to unfold. After settling down in the Hotel at Pokhara, you will have free time in Pokhara.

06

Day 06

Fly/Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

Upon having morning breakfast, we will drive or fly back to Kathmandu. Once we reach Kathmandu, Raconteur Adventure will host a farewell dinner to share stories and be the raconteur.

Overview

Australian Camp and Dhampus Trek

Australian Camp Trek of Raconteur Adventure is your captivating journey for resting your senses once in a while. This is a relatively easy trek, possible to accomplish within a brief period. Bathing in natural pureness, observing Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Fish Tail up close and indulging in the genuine hospitality of natives is what this journey delivers right. A peculiar village walk experience, following enticing terraced farmland, makes every second worth remembering. Australian Camp lies on the serene hilltop overlooking a mind-boggling view of Annapurna Mountain Range.

Australian Base Camp lies in the northwest direction of Pokhara. On this trekking trail, you will partner with the soulful sound of birds, smells the scent of natural forest, observe and capture staggering mountains and above all, create stories to share with forthcoming generations. “Thulo Kharka” is another name given to Australian Camp. Thulo Kharka means ample pasture land that is usually used for grazing. Travellers from Austria in the 80s visited this place time and again as this place is magnetic by all means. As locals found it difficult to pronounce Austria Base camp, the new name “the Australian Base Camp” stuck with the locals. Hence, Australian Camp. Accommodation and catering here in this part of Annapurna are all well-taken care of too.

Accommodation and Meals

You can choose from budget category lodge to mid-market lodge, but don’t expect anything fancier. The place has guesthouses with suite rooms, working WIFI, and pure hospitality for your catering and sleeping needs. In peak season, the hotel runs out of rooms, so planning is all helpful. As accommodation and catering are well taken care of, you need to book this trek with us. We will take care of the requirements. Beyond hospitality and catering, the whole journey commencing from Kathmandu to Australian Camp is mesmerizing.

Australian Camp Trek- Itinerary Overview

Enthralling journey to Australian Camp Trek starts from Pokhara. After you arrive in Kathmandu, you will check in and rest for the day. If you wish to explore different facets of Kathmandu, we will be more than happy to assist you. The second day will take to Pokhara. You can fly/drive to Pokhara, and the choice is all yours. Arriving at Pokhara, numerous activities unfold. You can explore varieties of eatery, bars and clubs here in Pokhara. You can stroll too on the bank of the famous Phewa Lake, or involve in sightseeing of popular sites. Day third of the trek starts with a short drive to Phedi, which is just 45 minutes. From Phedi, an uphill hike starts. After hiking for almost one hour, we will reach Dhampus, and from Dhampus, we will walk another one hour thirty minutes until reaching our resting point.

Upon having lunch, we will walk for another 01 hours until reaching Australian Camp. On our day fourth of this trek, Sarangkot is the final destination. After breakfast at Australian Base Camp, we will follow a descending hiking trail passing through Naudanda (Nine hills). After having lunch at Naudanda, our descending path will pass through thick settlements of natives until reaching Sarangkot. Then, on the fifth day of the trek, Pokhara will be our destination. Hiking downhill from Sarangkot, Pokhara is just a couple of hours away. You can rest in Pokhara, engage in various relaxing rejuvenation too. After staying in the star category hotel in Pokhara, we will drive/fly back to Kathmandu on our 6th day. There are specific mandatory permits to enter Annapurna Conservation Area.

Necessary permits

  • For Non- Nepali only, ACAP and TIMS are mandatory.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) by Nepal Tourism Board, Kathmandu or Pokhara.
  • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) from TAAN office, Thamel/Maligaun, Kathmandu or Pokhara
  • Four Passport size photos and passport copy required.

As the climate can get cold during winters, jackets are a must. Would you mind checking our checklist for this unique Australian Base Camp of Raconteur Adventure?

Life is all about memories, and Raconteur Adventure is the master of storytelling. So, come to experience snow-capped mountains, a green village, and forests full of rhododendron, with the best Australian Base Camp Trek of Raconteur Adventure. Leave logistics behind, as we are here to assist you; allow us to serve you.

Image Credit; Wikimedia commons

Included/Exclude

  • Accommodation, Food, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • All typical Meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Raconteur Adventure personnel standby during emergency
  • Hotel and Airport pick up and drop by car, bus and van
  • Lodge and homestay accommodation in the mountains
  • Star category hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Trekking Guide and Porter (on demand)
  • Domestic airfares (on request)
  • Park Fees wherever applicable
  • 3 Cup of tea during the trek
  • All your trekking permits
  • All government taxes
  • Official expenses
  • First-aid Kit
  • Map
  • Your expenses might include room service, internet charges, laundry, bar bills, telephone bills, etc.
  • Sightseeing and activities other than those mentioned
  • Lunch and dinner not mentioned in the itinerary
  • International Plane fare and taxes in the Airport
  • Other meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal trekking gear and equipment’s
  • Travel Insurance which is mandatory
  • Tips and Gratitude’s (expected)
  • VISA Fees

Checklist

  • Pair of comfortable trekking shoes, sandals and socks
  • Camera, Power Bank, Smartphone, Torch, and Whistle
  • Toothbrush, Sunscreen, Shampoo, Shower Gel
  • Towel, toilet paper, gadgets, slippers
  • Lightweight and fast-drying T-shirts
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket
  • Snickers and other energy bars
  • Backpack with 15kg capacity
  • Pair of easy drying trousers
  • Pair of waterproof trousers
  • Route Map of Annapurna
  • Cash in local currency
  • Hat and set of Glove
  • 2 sets of underwear
  • A fleece jacket
  • Water Bottle
  • Down Jacket
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sunglasses
  • Raincoat

Tour Plan

01

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu

Raconteur Adventure representative welcomes you at International Airport. A unique drive from the airport to different sides of Kathmandu unravels from the seat of your vehicle. After checking in and settling down, you can roam around downtown Kathmandu, reach Thamel and spend your evening beside the cremation site of Pashupatinath. Overnight at star category hotel in Kathmandu.

02

Day 02

Drive/Fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu.

On our second of this Australian Camp trek, you will either fly or drive to Pokhara. Drive to Pokhara is more scenic and rewarding as you will have this chance to observe and capture picturesque hills, rivers and local lifestyles. There will be one lunch break on the way with two other stops for the bathroom. Once you reach Pokhara, we will pick you up and assist you through Hotel check-in. After you settle down, the choice is all yours. You can do the sightseeing, roam around Fewa Lake, and book a private vehicle to see the interest points. Whatever you choose, we are here to assist you—overnight in the star category hotel at Pokhara.

03

Day 03

Drive from Pokhara to Phedi and trek to Dhampus(03 hours) and Australian Camp(2165m/03 hours)

After having a delicious breakfast at the Hotel in Pokhara, we will arrive at Phedi in private SUVs or vans (45 minutes). Phedi is the starting point of the trek. The trail ascends, granting you a peaceful view of rhododendron, oak, sandalwood, magnolia and pine forests till we reach Lower Dhampus. Dhampus is an affluent village of the Gurung community. Dhampus is also the village to engage in beautiful sightseeing of snow-capped glittering mountains, Annapurna and Lamjung.

After having a refreshment break at Dhampus, our trail ascends in a stone-paved path through mossy trees and other forests. We will reach Pothana from Dhampus within one and half hours of hiking. Pothana is the village to look out for tea houses, eateries and shops. Then, our trekking trail ascends further to Australian Camp, which is just a one-hour hike from Dhampus. We will enjoy the sunset view over the mountains from Australia, Camp and enjoy local food staying overnight in Hotel/Guest house here in Australian Base Camp.

04

Day 04

Australian Base Camp to Sarangkot (05 hours)

After starting our day with a delicious breakfast meal at Australian Camp, our hike starts to reach the day’s destination, the Sarangkot. Our walk passes through the forest and will descend following the Naudanda trail. We will stop for lunch in Naudanda (nine hills) and continue our hike towards Sarangkot. The route to Sarangkot is relatively easy, also serving you a mixed view of scattered and dense settlements of natives and hills and mountains. Once we reach Sarangkot after finishing the hike of almost 05 hours, the enchanting scenery of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Macchapucchre, Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal unravels from Sarangkot. We will stay overnight in Sarangkot to not miss the early sunrise from here.

05

Day 05

Sarangkot to Pokhara (4 hours)

On this very day of the trek, we will start our hiking from Sarangkot and reach Pokhara within 04 hours. Passing through terraced farms, the ethnic villages, and to the city life of Pokhara, every step creates stories to unfold. After settling down in the Hotel at Pokhara, you will have free time in Pokhara.

06

Day 06

Fly/Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

Upon having morning breakfast, we will drive or fly back to Kathmandu. Once we reach Kathmandu, Raconteur Adventure will host a farewell dinner to share stories and be the raconteur.

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