Australian Camp Dhampus Hiking - 2 Days
- Duration 2 Days
- Difficulty Level Easy
- Destination Nepal
- Trip Type Hiking
- Best Season All year round
- Group Size 16
- Maximum Altitude 2100 m
Australian Camp Dhampus Trek is a relatively short but rewarding trekking route situated in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek combines the allure of stunning mountain vistas, lush forests, terraced fields, and encounters with local communities. As you stand atop Australian Camp, gazing at the mighty peaks and absorbing the vibrant culture, you'll realize that Nepal's beauty extends far beyond its landscapes; it resides in the hearts of its people and the stories they share along the trail.
The trek provides appropriate views of the Annapurna Mountain range, including Machhapuchhre (6993m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7575m), and Annapurna IV (7535m). From Australian Camp, the sunrise is quite a sight to behold.
The famous Annapurna Sanctuary town of Dhampus, a typical Gurung community, is traversed by this route, allowing trekkers to enjoy local hospitality and culture. Dhampus is a charming community with paved roads, homes with slate roofs, and a Buddhist monastery.
What you experience in Austalian Camp Dhampus Hike:
- Australian Camp and Dhampus Village, a popular viewpoint
- Enchanting Sunrise and Sunset views
- Beautiful views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Manaslu range, and many more
- Trek through the rhododendron forests, hillsides, rice fields, and villages
- Typical Nepali cultures, traditions, and lifestyles can be seen on the trail
After breakfast in Pokhara, drive towards Kande which is approx 30 KM in distance and it takes approx 1 hour to reach. Once we reach Kande, hike towards Australian Camp which is another 2 hours hike. Enjoy there and rest.
This is our standard and recommended itinerary. If this itinerary doesn’t suit you, we can customize your trip as per your interest and time frame. Click here for the Tailor-Made program.
Yes, the Australian Camp Dhampus Trek is well-suited for beginners. The trails are well-defined and not too strenuous, making them accessible to people of varying fitness levels.
Accommodation along the trek is basic but comfortable. Teahouses and guesthouses are available in the villages, offering rooms with basic amenities. The Australian Camp also has basic accommodation facilities.
Yes, like most trekking routes in Nepal, you will need permits for the Australian Camp Dhampus Trek. Since the Australian Camp lies within the Annapurna Conservation area, there is an entry permit for the ACAP.
Pack essential trekking gear such as comfortable hiking boots, warm clothing, a good quality sleeping bag, a rain jacket, and personal items. It's also a good idea to carry a basic first aid kit and any necessary medications.
Yes, you can hire a local guide or a porter to accompany you on the trek. A guide can provide valuable insights into the local culture, navigate the trails, and enhance your overall experience. A porter can help carry your belongings, making your trek more comfortable.