Your adventure commences in the picturesque city of Pokhara, the starting point for this exhilarating trek. A scenic drive on the Pokhara-Baglung Highway west towards Kande marks the beginning of your journey. This 30-kilometer drive, approximately 45 minutes from Lakeside, Pokhara, sets the stage for your hike starting from Kande.
  • DestinationNepal
  • Durations1 days
  • Trip DifficultyEasy
  • Group Size15+

Australian Base camp Hiking Highlights

  • Breathtaking Panoramic Views: Embark on a journey to the Australian Base Camp and immerse yourself in the majestic views of the Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre. This hiking adventure promises unparalleled scenic beauty and Instagram-worthy landscapes, perfect for nature enthusiasts and photography aficionados.
  • Rich Cultural Experience: The Australian Base Camp hike offers a unique opportunity to explore the rich cultural heritage of the Gurung community. Interact with the local inhabitants, learn about their traditions, and experience the warm hospitality of Nepal's ethnic communities.
  • Eco-Friendly Adventure: Commit to a sustainable travel experience by hiking through some of Nepal's most pristine environments. The Australian Base Camp trek is a perfect example of eco-tourism, combining adventure with the conservation of natural and cultural heritage.
  • Accessible Trekking Route: Suitable for beginners and experienced trekkers alike, this trek offers an accessible route with well-defined paths and moderate difficulty. Experience the thrill of Himalayan trekking without the need for extensive mountaineering skills or equipment.



Start on the captivating Australian Camp Trek, nestled within the serene western Himalayas of Nepal. Perched at an elevation of 2060 meters, Australian Camp offers panoramic vistas of the Annapurna massifs, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri ranges. This trek is an idyllic blend of natural splendor, cultural richness, and easy accessibility, making it perfect for trekkers of all skill levels and ages looking for a quick Himalayan getaway.

Cultural Highlights and Local Experiences

The Australian Camp Trek is more than just a hike; it's an opportunity to delve into the lifestyles of the local communities that call this region home. Encounter diverse ethnic groups including the Magar, Gurung, and Brahmin communities, engage with the locals, and savor the flavors of their traditional cuisine. The presence of the majestic Himalayas along the trek adds a breathtaking backdrop to your cultural exploration.

Trek Route

From Kande, the trek unfolds with a steep ascent through lush forests, traditional farmhouses, and welcoming villages. The path rewards trekkers with stunning views of the Annapurna range, culminating at the Australian Camp. This campsite offers mesmerizing sunrise views over the Himalayas, with the sky ablaze in vibrant colors.

The panoramic beauty from Australian Camp is unparalleled, with iconic peaks like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, and Mt. Machhapuchhre framing the landscape. This area, traditionally known as "Thulo Kharka" meaning large pastureland, has been a historical campsite for adventurers headed to Annapurna Base Camp.

The trek proceeds to Dhampus, a village adorned with teahouses and showcasing the Gurung and Magar heritage, approximately an hour away. Often referred to as the Dhampus Australian Camp Trek, this route encapsulates the essence of the Annapurna foothills.

Enjoy lunch in Dhampus with the Himalayas as your backdrop, before descending to Phedi where your transportation awaits to whisk you back to Pokhara, concluding your Australian Camp Trek experience.


The Australian Camp Trek is an exceptional one-day journey, offering an easy yet profoundly rewarding Himalayan experience. With its combination of natural beauty, cultural encounters, and breathtaking Himalayan views, it stands as a testament to the unparalleled allure of Nepal's Annapurna region. Perfect for those seeking a quick escape into the mountains, this trek promises lasting memories and a deep connection to the landscapes and peoples of the Himalayas.

Australian Camp Trek Itinerary and Comprehensive Guide

Duration: The Australian Camp Trek, nestled within the majestic Annapurna region, offers a versatile journey that can be tailored to fit a single day, making it an ideal choice for a rejuvenating weekend retreat. For those seeking a deeper connection with the region's natural splendor, we offer customizable itineraries that cater to your unique preferences. Below is a detailed itinerary for this exquisite trek from Pokhara to the Australian Base Camp.


Detail Itinerary

Itinerary Details

Period I: Departure from Pokhara to Kande

Morning Pick-up: Your day begins with a pick-up from your Pokhara hotel, setting the stage for an adventure through the Himalayas.

Scenic Drive to Kande: Embark on a 45-minute drive along the Baglung-Pokhara Highway, covering a distance of 30km to reach Kande, the trek's starting point.

Period II: Ascend from Kande to Australian Camp

Trek Commencement: The journey on foot commences from Kande, leading you towards the Australian Camp over approximately 1.5 hours.

Himalayan Panorama: En route, be captivated by the awe-inspiring vistas of the Annapurna range, culminating in your arrival at Australian Camp in time to witness a spectacular sunset.

Period III: Exploration from Australian Camp to Dhampus

Rural Landscape Trek: The trek progresses as you navigate through the serene rural landscapes towards Dhampus, blessed with the stunning backdrop of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks.

Lunch in Dhampus: Relish a delightful lunch at a local hotel in Dhampus, basking in the panoramic beauty of the Himalayas.

Period IV: Descent to Phedi and Return to Pokhara

Downhill to Phedi: Begin your descent from the picturesque Dhampus village towards Phedi, enjoying an easy trek along rural foot trails for about an hour.

Journey Back to Pokhara: A vehicle awaits at Phedi to transport you back to Pokhara, concluding the trek with a short 30-minute drive.



Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Round-trip transportation (hotel to Kande and Phedi to hotel) by private vehicle.
  • Lunch accompanied by tea/coffee, any soft drinks and mineral water.
  • All official charges and a 13% Government VAT.
  • Professional, English-speaking hiking guide.

Cost Excludes

  • Personal hiking equipment and clothing.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide.
  • Personal expenses (snacks, alcoholic beverages, bottled water, gifts, etc.).

Good to Know

Trek Start and End

This enriching trek embarks post-breakfast from your Pokhara hotel and concludes by ensuring your return to the hotel, filled with memories of the Himalayan splendor.

Transportation Details

To and From Kande: A private vehicle provides a seamless journey from your hotel to the trek's onset at Kande, and from the trek's conclusion at Phedi back to your Pokhara abode.

Attire and Essentials

Recommended Gear: Given the trek's highest elevation of 2060m, a light jacket, hiking boots, a hat, trousers, and a T-shirt are advisable. Don't forget a water bottle for hydration.

Monsoon Preparation: For those trekking during the monsoon season, carrying an umbrella is recommended for added comfort.

Trek Availability

Daily Departures: Sundar Nepal Treks proudly offers the Australian Camp Day Hike every day, allowing for private excursions with your loved ones or the opportunity to join an existing group for camaraderie.

Best Time to Trek: The ideal months for Australian Base Camp hiking are from September to November (autumn) and from March to May (spring), offering clear skies, mild weather, and the best visibility.

Fitness Level: A moderate level of fitness is required for this trek, as it involves walking for several hours a day on varied terrain. Pre-trek training is recommended to enhance your stamina and ensure a comfortable experience.

Altitude Sickness: Although altitude sickness is less common on this route compared to higher treks, staying hydrated and acclimatizing properly are essential.

Packing Essentials: Waterproof clothing, hiking boots, a sleeping bag, a first-aid kit, a water purification system, and a solar charger are recommended for a safe and enjoyable trek.