Australian Camp Trekking is one of the beautiful and shortest treks in the Annapurna region. This trek is suitable for those nature lovers who have a short period of time and want to explore and enjoy the beauty of Nepalese Himalayas staying in the luxury mountain lodges. After 30 minutes’ drive from Pokhara to Dhampus Phedi, the amazing hike leads you towards the historic Australian Camp through the lush, green and refreshing jungles and ever charming villages enjoying the mesmerizing Himalayan ranges, is a short and easy trek and a perfect choice for anyone with reasonably fit and eager to be in the nature surrounded by the beautiful Himalayas and friendly people. The trek is a perfect pick even for those nature lovers who are traveling with kids and senior family members.
Accommodation during the Australian Camp Trekking
Accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara are included in the package based on a standard hotel (3 to 4 star) with breakfast and tea/coffee. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotel, especially in Thamel, a tourist hub, there are many hotels, guesthouses, lodges, and resorts are available. Please let us know if you want to upgrade your accommodation in Kathmandu. We provide the best 3 to 4 stars accommodation on a breakfast basis in Pokhara as well.
During the Australian Camp Trekking, we will provide the best available lodges on full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). On the first day of our hike, we will stay at Dhampus village where there are several nice lodges available with great facilities such as cozy rooms with attached bathrooms, Wi-Fi facility, comfortable beds with neat and clean bedsheets and warm blankets. The lodges serve delicious meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). The next day, we hike from Dhampus to Australian Camp where we can find the same kind of lodge as we stayed in Dhampus village. The lodges in Australian Camp provide a breathtaking view of the Himalayas.
Meals and Drinking Water
In Kathmandu and Pokhara, our trek package includes accommodations with breakfast and tea/coffee. You can enjoy your everyday breakfast at any time from 6:30 AM to 10 AM at our hotels. During the Australian Camp trek, the package includes meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and accommodations. Meals during the trek will be mostly the authentic Nepalese dishes like rice, curry, lentil, vegetable, spicy pickles, curd, plain Chapatti and etc. Other cuisines like continental, Tibetan and Indian are also available. These meals will be served as per the menu of the lodge. Beside that you can buy bars, bread, cookies, and hot chocolates, extra on the trail on your own but, remember as the elevation gets higher, the cost also gets high. In Kathmandu, we will offer a farewell dinner at the end of the trip to celebrate the grand success of your great journey.
Regarding drinking water, hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara provide 2 liters of mineral water everyday basis which is included in the package. During the Australian Camp trek, drinking water can be easily found everywhere, every next hour you can buy pure and safe drinking water from the teashops and lodges. Also, you can get hot water from the lodges and fill in your bottle every time it gets empty. So, do carry a reusable water bottle with yourself. We request you to not buy mineral water bottles (plastic) on the way as it will help in preserving the nature of this beautiful region. Moreover, you can also carry water purifier tablets or SteriPen with you to purify the water.
Difficulty and Physical Fitness
Australian Camp Trekking is a pretty easy, short and altitude free trek in the Annapurna region. We have organized this trek even for the groups those were with kids aged 5 years. They enjoyed the hike thoroughly. Even though it is a short and easy trek you are required to be in good shape and with professional guidance by our crew anyone with a reasonably fit can do Australian Camp Trek. Previous trekking or hiking experience is not required.
Autumn (last September to November) and Spring (mid-March to mid-May) are the best seasons to go on Australian Camp Trekking. The weather will be warm and clear with spectacular views. If you want to avoid the rush time and crowds then winter (December to February) will be an ideal time to go on this trek. However, the cold weather makes a hike in this time of the season difficult for many people.
If you love to see different kinds of flowers, the summer season will be perfect for you to trek in this region to explore the Nepalese national flower (Rhododendron). Where monsoon (late May to mid- September) makes everything unclear and slippery.
How much luggage can I take during my Australian Camp Trekking?
As the trek is easy and short and the lodges provide good enough blankets, it is not necessary to bring a lot of stuff. The weight limit for your trekking luggage is 10 kg per trekker, if you are two trekkers there will be one porter from our company and our porter will carry both of your luggage that should be 20kg max. You can carry your daypack on your own, that should be around 5 kg. On your daypack please only carry what are essentials for the hike like camera, water bottles, and other valuable belongings. You can leave your unnecessary stuff either at your hotel in Kathmandu in Pokhara or at the Alpine Eco Trek store for free and it will be completely safe. Our leader will recheck everything (Luggage, equipment, etc) in our briefing time one day before the trip departure.
Extra personal expenses on trekking
In Kathmandu and Pokhara, accommodations and breakfasts are included in the package. To buy drinks, lunches and dinners in Kathmandu and Pokhara and snacks, hot and cold drinks during the Australian Camp trek and tipping for the guides and porters it would be wise to bring some extra money (in local currency) which you can exchange in Kathmandu or in Pokhara.
Alpine Eco Trek offers the Australian Camp trekking in a unique and exclusive way. We take our clients as family members, and for us, this is not only a business but, also a way to connect and know people from different parts of the world. Our exclusively designed Australian Camp Trek itinerary gives you all of the Australian Camp trekking experience. We guarantee you that, with our local team, you will complete this trek without having any issues, and get back to your home with a sweet and beautiful experience and lifelong memory.
USD 30 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days.
USD 50 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days.
USD 125 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 100 days.
Regardless of the provision stated in 1(a) and 1(b), travelers with a passport from South Asian
Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations is not required to pay the visa fee for 30 days. However, Indian citizens do not require a visa to enter into Nepal. More information for Nepal Visa.
Price for This Trek?
For the up-to-date and competitive pricing for the Australian Camp Trek, please contact us, we have an attractive discount for a small group of family traveling with senior citizens and kids.
If the above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as white water rafting and wildlife safari or Bhutan tours and Tibet tours.