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Australian Camp Hiking – 3 Days

Trip Facts

Weather

Weather 5°C to 23°C View Weather Detail

Duration

Duration 3 Days

Difficulty

Difficulty Easy

Accommodation

Accommodation Lodges/Hotels/Resorts

Meals Included

Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Best Season

Best Season Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April, May

Transportation

Transportation Overland

Daily Activity

Daily Activity Approx. 5 - 6 hours

Religion

Religion Buddhist, Hindu

Ethnic People

Ethnic People Gurung

Geographic Terrain

Geographic Terrain Hills, Forest, Village

Region of Nepal

Region of Nepal Annapurna Region, Kaski

Max. Altitude

Max. Altitude 2400m

3-Day Australian camp hiking offers the best mountain view with scenic local villages of different faces of Nepal people.

Overview 

3-Day Australian Camp Hiking starts 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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Highlights

  • 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
January
5°C to 14°C
February
6°C to 16°C
March
8°C to 18°C
April
10°C to 20°C
May
12°C to 22°C
June
14°C to 23°C
July
14°C to 23°C
August
13°C to 22°C
September
12°C to 21°C
October
10°C to 19°C
November
8°C to 17°C
December
9°C to 18°C

Day-to-day-Itinerary

Day 1

Drive to Pothana - Hike to Australian camp

Day 1 Facts

Trekking Time Average

2hr Hike

Accommodation

Hotel Lali Gurans

Altitude

2400m./7920ft.

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)

Accommodation

High Ground Inn

Altitude

1750m./5775ft.

It is a long but pleasant walk to Sarangkot. After breakfast, the day starts with a steep downhill to Kande. It’s a mesmerizing view of Fewa Lake, Pokhara city in distance, beautiful small settlements Naudanda and Kaskikot with snowcapped himalaya range while walk to Sarangkot. Overnight in Sarangkot.

Day 3

Morning hike to Sarangkot View Tower - Hike down to Pokhara

Day 3 Facts

Trekking Time Average

8km Hike
(Avg 2hrs)

Altitude

820m./2707ft.

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?

Included

  • 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.

Excluded

  • 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.

5.0

Subhadip Dey

India

“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

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5.0

Richard O

Singapore River, Singapore

ESSENTIAL INFO

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.

Accommodation

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.

Meals

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.

Frequently
Asked Questions

Terms and Conditions

1. Cancellation Policy

There is no cancellation or withdrawal policy for the trip by the client after the trip has started. During the trip, any unused services provided by the company, like accommodation, food, permits, etc., won’t be refunded.

If you cancel the trip at any time before the departure date, 90% of the total cost is reusable for a year or refunded. Visit this page for more details on the cancellation policy.

2. Risk of unforeseen circumstances

Nepal Alternative Treks is directed towards the fulfillment of your every desire. In this connection, we perform our duties honestly & seriously to make your journey very smooth & pleasant. However, Nepal Alternative Treks will not take any responsibility regarding any change & alternations in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslides, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, flight cancellation, delayed arrival, sickness, or accidents. The clients shall bear any extra cost incurred there on the spots.

3. Clients' Responsible

A trekking guide representing Nepal’s alternative treks deserves all authority during your tours. If you commit an unlawful act, you must leave the tour, and no refund will be issued.

4. Impact on your journey

We put our every effort into ensuring you are comfortable traveling. Still, it is a must understand that what you might be accustomed to in the western affluent countries, the Himalayan countries can’t afford such facilities. Weather is another factor that directly impacts your journey. Hence, patience in mind, enthusiasm, and proper preparation before heading is a must to venture into a journey trip.

5. Travel Insurance

You must purchase a comprehensive travel insurance package against medical, natural calamity, helicopter evacuation, personal accident, trip cancellation, etc. This is strongly suggested to all our esteemed clients.

6. Your personal belongings

On any account, we’re not answerable for any loss or damage of your luggage or property belonging to you even when shouldered by guide cum porter or transferred by transport means. That means your personal possessions and luggage are at your risk at the time.

7. Porter weight limit

Porter will carry 10 kg each and 20 kilograms in total. A bit more or less can be adjusted per both parties’ mutual understanding.

We value
Service Excellence

We have the best team and array of services to provide a lifetime experience to all our travelers. Right from the airport pickup to a customized tour, we do the utmost to make sure you experience a hassle-free trip. Likewise, all our trips meet the safety protocols along with the highest health and hygiene standards.

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