Nepal | Annapurna

Australian Camp Hike


Australian Camp Hike

Trip Overview

Australian Camp is set on a beautiful hill top and offers striking views over the valleys and of the Annapurna Mountain range. It is located to the north-west of Pokhara, its real name is actually “Thulo Kharka” meaning big pasture. It used to be a seasonal herding place of buffalo and cow herders from the villages around and below Dhampus.

Trip Highlights
  • Hike to Australian Camp, a popular viewpoint near Pokhara
  • Majestic views of snow-covered high mountains including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Manaslu range.

Transfer from Pokhara to Kande. Hike to Australian Camp. Drive back to Pokhara.

After an early breakfast drive to Kande by private vehicle. 

There is nice walking trail from Kande to Australian Camp, a beautiful village best known for its incredible views. On a clear day you can see an unobstructed view of the Himalayan Mountains of Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu range and also beautiful green hills.

From Australian Camp, we will trek to Dhampus through the jungle. On clear days you will see the Annapurna Himalayas on the background. Dhampus is a typical Nepali village where we will have lunch. 

Now, you trek from Dhampus to Phedi along an age-old trail of stone steps. At Phedi your driver will be waiting to take you back to Pokhara.

  • Pick up time: 08:00 AM
  • Time taken: 1 hour approx
  • Time taken: 3 hours approx
Services Included
  • Private transfer from Pokhara to kande and Phedi to Pokhara
  • English Speaking Hiking Guide
Services Excluded
  • Lunch during Hike
  • Travel and medical insurance including evacuation and cancellation
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Expenses arising from unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Royal Mountain Travel

Overall my experience with Royal Mountain Travel was pure joy. If you want to plan your hike in the Himalayas, make sure to ask for Bikram as your guide and Med as your porter.

Aleks C