Australian Camp Hiking

Trip Facts


Duration 3 Days


Difficulty Easy

The short Australian camp hiking offers the best mountain view with scenic local villages of different faces of Nepal people.


Start a hike from Pothana and end in Phewa Lake. We drive passing beautiful Phedi and the typical village Dhampus along the way.  It  is a Gurung Village which is inhabited by a majority of  Gurung and also living Brahman and  Magar communities. We will start hiking from Pothana then a short ascend to Australian camp. It offers a spectacular view of the Himalayan ranges including the Anapurna and Machhapuchhare in the clear sky from Australian Camp.

We will see panoramic views of Annapurna (8091m/ 26,545ft), Dhaulagiri (8167m/ 26,795ft), Machhapuchare (the sacred mountain), Annapurna south( 7240m./23892ft.) and Himchuli( 6440m./21252ft.) including other 10 peaks over 6000 meter. We then head towards Sarangkot walking via Kande, Naudanda and Kaskikot. This area also offers you views of the Pokhara Valley with all its natural beauty. Sarangkot is another spot renowned for seeing the sunrise over the Himalayas.

About Us

At Nepal Alternative Treks and Expedition, we put our efforts to create and operate trips to various parts of Nepal. We have a great team of skilled guides and porters to assist travelers. Thus, we provide our finest people and services to cater to your needs. Also, we allow you to easily change the itineraries as per your liking.

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  • Panoramic view of the Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli and Manaslu from Australian camp.
  • Experience the remote local culture, traditions, and heritage of Dhampus, Naudanda, Kaskikot and Sarangkot.
  • Stunning view of Fewa Lake, Pokhara city and Annapurna ranges with amazing Sunrise from Sarangkot
  • Natural and cultural exploration during hiking


Day 1

Drive to Pothana - Hike to Australian camp

Day 1 Facts

Trekking Time Average

2hr Hike


Australian Camp



After breakfast, Jump on vehicle, it takes you to Pothana passing Dhampus along the way. Begin the hike with a short gentle climb. We will reach Australian camp after half an hour walk . Stay in Australian Camp .

Day 2

Hike to Sarangkot

Day 2 Facts

Trekking Time Average

15km Uphill Hike
(Avg 6hrs)


Luxury Hotel in Sarangkot



Day 3

Morning hike to Sarangkot View Tower - Hike down to Pokhara

Day 3 Facts

Trekking Time Average

8km Hike
(Avg 2hrs)


Luxury Hotel in Pokhara



Early morning walk 5 minutes to the view tower for best sun rise with Panoramic Mountain view of Machapuchhre, Annapurna south, himchuli, Annapurna I , Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Gangapurna including Pokhara valley view then hike down to Phewa lake .We will walk continue the edge of Phewa lake to Pokhara.

What do you get in the Trip?


  • All meals during the hiking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) .
  • Lodge accommodation ( twin share basis) during the hiking.
  • One experienced educated, well-trained, fluent English speaking, friendly, government authorized professional hiking guide
  • Guide’s food, accommodation, salary, insurance and transportation.
  • Overland transportation as per mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees to enter Sarangkot view tower.
  • A hiking map, company t-shirt, and seasonal fruits.
  • Government tax and service charge.
  • Public Liability Insurance.


  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as tea/coffee, coke, fanta, mineral water, beer, desert, laundry, phone bill etc.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide.( Highly suggested ).

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The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

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Traveler Reviews

Mar 2023 Went to Australian Camp, Dhampus trail with family. It was a very good experience. Views of Fish Tail from both the places were so beautiful. Arrangements from Nepal Alternative Trek & Expeditions under Mr. Tej Bahadur was excellent. Hospitality and food was good. Also went to Nagarkot, Sarangkot and Pokhara. Enjoyed Nepal vey much; wish to come back again.


Subhadip Dey

"Nepal Alternative Trek addressed my needs according to my schedule and agenda. I stayed most of the time at his home-stay, shuttling between home and the places that I wanted to visit. Tej, the boss behind Nepal Alternative Trek, helped to make my stay in Kathmandu comfortable and productive. He walked me to the monasteries that I wanted to visit and even picked me up when I needed a ride back home. The home-stay is hosted by his wife and I got to experience living with a Nepalese family, sharing their food, space and laughter. For the home-stay: 1) Meals available upon request 2) Family get together and chats 3) Regular change of bed-sheets and towels 4) Free WIFI 5) Near Swayambhu and Thamel 6) Safe environment 7) Mountainous forest behind home 8) Walking distance to beautiful monasteries 9) Away from hustle and bustle of towns yet easy to get to town I left the home-stay with a smile. All the best, Richard Singapore"


Richard O

Singapore River, Singapore


Clothing Gears Checklist

When you select your personal items, keep in mind the number of days you will be hiking, the time of year, and the altitude. We advise our clients to bring these items:

  • Lightweight hiking boots or sports shoes.
  • Lightweight pants, shirts
  • T-shirts.
  • Long sleeve shirt, if susceptible to sunburn.
  • Sun hat – sunburn is severe at rarefied altitudes.
  • Vaseline for feet and crutch.
  • Water bottle – 2 liters.
  • Sunglasses and strap
  • Personal medical supplies – do not forget ban – aids, elastic bandage
  • Sunscreen, sun bock, sun-tan lotion.
  • Small daypack – 25 liters.
  • Rain jacket – poncho style to cover backpack.
  • Warm jacket during winter.


We will arrange a twin share basis room in the Australian camp, Dhampus, and Sarangkot at one of the most recommended hotels. There will be provided private bathroom in Sarangkot while only sharing toilets and showers are available at Dhampus.


During hiking, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) at the hotel. There will be provided breakfast, lunch, and dinner three times along the route on your choice from MENU.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Australian camp hiking is an easy level of hike,  suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least  4-5 hours a day with a light rucksack. As we will get the highest elevation of 2400 meters, you won’t have to worry about acute mountain sickness ( AMS) though you are preferred excellent health with average physical fitness then we can accomplish the trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly is a good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Nepal of alternative treks before booking the hike.

Climate and weather

The climate of Nepal is different all across its territory. Somewhere it is hot, somewhere it is cold. It usually gets hot from May to August and this time is also good for hiking. Similarly, it gets cold and chilly from late November to February. This time is also good but it rains most of the time. So, completing this hike during the spring season is also good. It provides a suitable climate and weather. But, most of the time it is good all year. You may do this hike throughout the year.

Safety and security

The safety and security of the consumer are of utmost importance for us. We provide you with full security for your belongings. We check every route for the destination and choose the best route to travel to the destination. So, you can fully enjoy yourself during the hike. Similarly, you can feel free and hike with us.

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