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Australian Camp Trek

Australian Camp Trek

Australian Camp Trek is one of the easy and short trekking routes located in the beautiful foothills of the Annapurna region. To start the Australian Camp Trek, one has to first go to Pokhara. Pokhara, a popular tourist town in Nepal, is the starting point for most treks in the Annapurna region. Australian Camp Trek is a short trek from Pokhara, the trek starts from Kande (driving distance is one hour, 30 km) or Dhampus Phedi (driving distance is 45 minutes, 19 km). The Australian Camp from Pokhara is a good day hiking trip, but without an overnight stay at the Australian Camp, you miss out on the sunset and sunrise views that are most important while taking this trip.

Generally, a two-day trek is good for an Australian camp trek which includes a night stay at an Australian camp and the next day coming back to Pokhara via a visit to the village of Dhampus. The trek is a pleasant walk on a Himalayan trail that offers good-looking views over the valleys and dramatic views of the Annapurna mountain range including Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Hiunchuli (6434 m), Machhapuchhre (6997 m). presents the scene. Fishtail" and many other snow-capped mountains.

The Australian Camp Trek can be done throughout the year and is also very suitable for people without any hiking experience and for people of all ages. The highest point of this trek is 2060 meters at the Australian Camp. The trek will give you a great impression of the Himalayas in all their splendor. The colors will keep changing from sunrise to sunset and offer the most incredible views. You will hike through dense forests, along hills, and through mountain villages. You will spend the night at a teahouse/lodge in the Australian Camp.

Don't think much if you don't have a long time or energy to go for a long trek then just manage time for this trekking and get the experience of walking in Nepal.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu air port- transfer hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu drive tourist bus to Pokhara (820m)
Day 04:
Pokhara drive to Kande and Trek to Australian Camp (2060m)
Day 05: Australian Camp trek to down to Dhampus Phedi then drive to Pokhara
Day 06: Pokhara tourist bus to Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 07: Drive to Airport for flying your own destination


Destination: Nepal
Trekking Region: Annapurna
Trek Start Point:  Kande
Trek End Point: Dhampus Phedi
Trekking Accommodation:  Teahouse/Lodge
Trekking Grade: Easy-Medium
Best Season:  March - June / September-November
Max Elevation: 2060m
Duration: 7 Days

The price will be depending on service quality that you are going to use accommodation (Deluxe, Standard & Budget) in cities and entire the trekking either way normal teahouse or best available or Camping (Fully tented camp) so better to mention us what you are expecting? PLease click here to request the price.

PRICE INCLUDES:-

  • Airport pick up and airport drop by private transportation
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (2 and above participants get twin sharing room)
  • Historical monument city sightseeing with a tour guide
  • Historical monuments city sightseeing transportation by Non A/C Comfortable Vehicle
  • Kathmandu sightseeing/monument visits Entrance fees
  • Accommodation in Pokhara as per the itinerary with complimentary breakfast (2 and above participants get twin sharing room)
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu transportation by tourist bus
  • Pokhara to Kande transportation by private vehicle
  • Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara transportation by private vehicle
  • Trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers lodge/Teahouse (2 and above participants get twin sharing room)
  • Three time meals a day during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/Main course
  • Dessert (Fresh Fruits/Chocolate) after dinner on behalf of the company
  • One Experienced English-speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide and his food, accommodation, and salary.
  • Porters carrying your luggage while trekking (Two guests get one porter carrying a maximum of 25 kg of luggage)
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Nepal Government taxes and office service charge

PRICE EXCLUDES:-

  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • International and domestic air tickets
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all types of hot drinks in Trekking
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Hot water, battery charge and hot shower charge during the trek (If need to pay)
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Expenses resulting from delays beyond our control in case of weather, flight cancellations, or natural calamities
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrive in Kahtmandu International Airport and meet with our airport representative at the airport and transfer to Hotel by private vehicle. Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
After breakfast, Kathmandu visits Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Boudhanath Stupa which are all World Heritage Sites. Durbar Square throws light on the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important pilgrimage places for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as Monkey Temple and Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. Late in the afternoon, we introduced you to your mountain/trek guide. overnight at Hotel

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara 850m (6 hours) and transfer to Hotel.
Morning, our guide will come to pick up you at your hotel in Kathmandu. And transfer to Pokhara by tourist bus. You will see the river view and Nepalese life along the way. We will stop for lunch on the way. Arrive Pokhara at 3 pm. Check in Hotel in Pokhara. Visit Lake side area or visit Barahi Temple with boating for an hour. Overnight at Hotel

Day 04: Pokhara drive to Kande and Trek to Australian Camp (2060m)
After your Breakfast at your Hotel in Pokhara at 07:00 am in the morning, we drive to Kande by private vehicles. It takes one hour driving from Pokhara. Kande is the starting point of this trek. There is nice walking trail from Kande to Australian Camp. It takes approximately two hour walk to reach Australian Camp from Kande. Australian Camp is a beautiful village best known, where 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. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 05: Australian Camp trek to down to Dhampus Phedi then drive to Pokhara
From Australian Camp, we will trek to Dhampus. Dhampus is another nice village. It takes about 1.30 hour walking from Australian Camp. The trail from Australian Camp to Dhampus is very nice. We walk through jungle. If it is clear day, you will see Annapurna Himalayas on the background. In the middle of the Dhampus village, we will have Lunch. Dhampus is a Nepali typical village. You can still see nice Himalayas View if weather is still clear. Now, you trek from Dhampus to Phedi. It takes another two hours walking down to Phedi. The trail is stone steps which is follow by the long generation. From Phedi, 30 minutes drive back to your Hotel in Pokhara by private vehicle

Day 06: Pokhara to Kathmandu
From Pokhara to Kathmandu is slightly over 200 km by road, but the travel time can be as long as 6 to 7 hours. Why is that? Because the road passes through very hilly and winding terrain. However, all is not lost because the view as you travel is simply breathtaking. Besides, you get to feel and experience the rural side of Nepal as you drive around the scenic villages, hills, and mountains. After a scenic drive, you reach Kathmandu. overnight at Hotel

Day 07: Depart Kathmandu
Today we will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight. I wish you a good flight. Hope to see you again

The Trekking Day

While you are on trekking, days begin with breakfast at the tea house you stay, you will need to pack up your duffle bags / trekking bag before breakfast, as porters will set off early. After breakfast approximately 2-3 hours of trekking you take a break for lunch somewhere in the trail. After a relaxing lunch, you typically spend around 2-3 hours or even more sometimes on the trail before reaching your stopping point. Throughout the day, you will take frequent rest beaks and take time to admire the fascinating mountains views. You take plenty of pictures of yourself with incredibly panoramic mountains, rivers, landscapes, prayer flags, temples, shrines, cairns, monasteries, etc. Once you arrive at your teahouse, you take a brief rest or simply relaxing with a book and catching up on your diary. Dinner is generally around 7pm.

What you carry

Your baggage is restricted to 25kgs in two people. The duffle baggage is carried by porters and is not available to you during the day. Your daypack should contain all that you need during the day. This generally consists of warm clothing, water bottle, camera gear, sunscreen, lip salve etc. Your guide will let you know each evening of any extra items you will need for the following day. If you have a comfortable daypack you load will only be a few kilograms and hardly noticeable.

Food

Kathmandu part we includes breakfast but trekking we includes three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) a day in tea house / lodges that you can choose from teahouse / restaurant menu but if you are on big group at that time your guide / team leader will choose the food for you. Meals are generally available Nepalese and continental on different taste in everyplace but you have to eat the meals in same tea house where you are going to staying at night but if you are staying in tented camp (Camping) then our cook prepare food and provide to you.

Accommodation

Accommodation in Kathmandu is on a twin share basis with private facilities. Whilst trekking accommodation is in Trekkers lodges / teahouses and is of a basic (normal) standard. Twin Rooms or multi share with basic shared toilet facilities. Hot Showers are available in some places but they will charge directly to client when they ask for hot shower and if you wish to book tented camp (Camping trekking) instead of teahouse we will provide two men tent for two people to share the accommodation on tent camp.

Transportation

Transportation within Kathmandu valley is done with Cars or Jeeps, Van, Hiace, Coaster bus, Mini bus, Coaches depending upon the group size. In trekking region, transportation mean is hiking and in some cases Yaks / horses / mules / donkeys are used for baggage carriage. In this trekking route, hiking is the major mean of transportation while your baggage will be carried by porters and/or animals.

Trekking Staff

The Guide is in overall charge of the trek and looking after you. This is the person you should go to with all problems, concerns and questions. All our guides are trained in all aspects of trekking, conservation, high altitude medicine, and first-aid and emergency procedures. They are professionals selected for their knowledge and passion for Nepal and its peoples, remember they are local guides and their English may be basic and limited to trek-related topics.

Porters

Transport your duffle bags / rucksack – one porter for every two trekkers in Tea house trekking and camping (Tented camp) trekking it is depend on luggages/equipments that we need for your camping trekking.

Trek Grading

it is impossible to have a ‘foolproof’ grading system as everyone has different expectations and perceptions of their own fitness level. Remember that no trek in the Himalaya is a stroll as all involve going up and down at altitude and that altitude affects everyone differently. Regardless of age or fitness, preparation before you arrive is essential. Aerobic activity, swimming, cycling or brisk walking is recommended or, at the very least, walk up and down stairs in your trekking boots but some can do this trekking without did any preparation of trekking.

Money

It is best to bring a mixture of cash and traveler’s checks in major currencies-In Nepal, some of the currencies are banned for conversion and you must find the convertible currencies in Nepal. USD, CAD, EUR, and AUD are generally convertible. Ensure you have a mixture of large and small denominations.

You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek before leaving Kathmandu. You can find the money exchange counters near your hotel and there are no exchange facilities in villages / trekking trails.

Tipping

Tipping is a personal and voluntary matter and tips are not included in the trip price but who will working for you they are expect the trips so you can give trips directly to them at end of your trekking / tours and tipping is not any limitation so you can give trips as much you like if they will make you happy.

Insurance

your Travel insurance is not included in the trip price. It is essential that you take out comprehensive travel insurance prior to your trek. Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency evacuation and repatriation (including helicopter evacuation) and personal liability. We also recommend that it cover cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects but our company is included trekking crews’ against personal accident.

Health

There are no specific health requirements for travel into Nepal. However, for the trekking in Himalayas, you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, you can accomplish this trek successfully but you should consult your doctor for up-to-date information regarding vaccinations, high altitude medication and medications for any reasonably foreseeable illnesses whilst traveling in Nepal. Some part of trekking have a small health post for emergency treatment with limited equipments, limited health workers and medication. Be aware that some drugs, including anti-malarial, have side effects at altitude. Please discuss this carefully with your doctor.
Please be aware that you will be in remote areas and away from medical facilities for some time during this trip. We strongly recommend that you carry a personal First Aid kit as well as sufficient quantities of any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses).

Altitude Sickness

AMS (acute mountain sickness) is a serious issue. It is the result of the failure of the body to adapt to high altitude and can affect anyone, regardless of age or fitness. It usually occurs above 1,800 meters and the likelihood of being affected increases as you ascend. The way to reduce the affects of altitude is to ascend slowly, 300 meters per day above 3,000 meters until you have acclimatized. Poor acclimatization results in headache, nausea, sleeplessness, difficulty breathing and swelling of fingers and glands. The only cure for AMS is to descend to lower altitude and your guide’s decision on this matter is final. When you are planning to trek above 3,000 meters we recommend not walks faster. If you will get altitude sickness please consult with your guide to go down at least 500 meters to recover.

Nepal Visa

Multiple entry visas are available on arrival at Kathmandu airport and all land borders except the citizens of Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, and Palestine, Afghanistan. Multiple entry visas can be obtained from the immigration points costing US Dollars 25 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 15 days multiple entry visas, US Dollars 40 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent there to for 30 days multiple entry visa, US Dollars 100 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 90 days multiple entry visa.

Packing for your Trekking

you will need to bring a comfortable medium sized daypack to carry the things you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt.

  • Walking shoes / trekking boots
  • Socks, several pair of heavy wool outer socks and a few pairs of nylon inner socks.
  • Some pairs of Pants, shirts, T shirts
  • Skirts med-calf to above the ankle
  • Worm sleeping bag and  jacket
  • Water bottle and Trekker's bag
  • Flashlight
  • Toiletries ( soap, towel , toothbrush, washcloth ,paste , Comb and shampoos )
  • lighter and Sunglasses
  • Umbrella, raincoat ( monsoon season )
  • Hand bag / day bag
  • Walking shoes with new waffle soles(monsoon season)
  • Waterproof jacket.( monsoon season)
  • Plastic sheeting for covering the bag ( monsoon season)
  • Shaving paraphernalia for men
  • Woolen hat (high place or snowy place)
  • Woolen sweater or down jacket (high place or snowy place)
  • Woolen long Underwear (high place or snowy place)
  • Good Trekking boots (high place or snowy place)
  • Sun cream and Sandal for night
  • Some other worm cloths .
  • Some dry food

If above trip itinerary that doesn't suit to your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combines with any travel plans, then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary, designed  especially for you. Please click here for tailor made trip form.

 

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