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 Australian 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


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After breakfast at the hotel in Pokhara, you drive towards Kande which is approx 30 KM in distance and it takes approx 1 hour to reach. Once you reach Kande, you start hiking towards Australian Camp which is 2 hours ascending through the village and the forest. Australian Camp is one the best places in Nepal to see the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu Ranges with sunrise and sunset. Australian camp also offers a close-range view of Mount Fishtail. 

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,100 m

After enjoying the sunrise view at Australian Camp with a hot breakfast, you descend to Dhampus village through the forest. The trail offers a great view of the Himalayas. You take a tea break at Dhampus village to enjoy the panoramic view of the Annapurna Range before you go steeply down to Phedi. Phedi is a Nepali word which means "bottom of the hill". 

You drive to the hotel in Pokhara from Phedi. Then the hike ends. 

  • MealsBreakfast & Lunch
  • Maximum Altitude830 m

If this itinerary doesn’t suit you, we can customize your trip as per your interest and time frame. For the Tailor-Made program. 


  • Q1. Is the trek suitable for beginners?

    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.

  • To extend this trip; you can combine this trek with Ghandruk Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, and Mardi Himal Trek is also started from Kande and walk through Australian Camp.

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