Australian Camp Trekking via Dhampus (1 nights / 2 days)

Australian Camp Trekking Trip Overview:

Trip Duration: 1 night 2 days trek
Max Altitude: 2000 meters
Start: Pokhara
End: Pokhara
Difficulty: Easy
Transport: Private Vehicle & local bus
Accommodation: Private Accommodation in Tea Houses
Group Size: For individuals, friends, and family members. All our treks are private.
Meals: All included

Note: This trek does not require any trekking permits.

Why do people call it Australian Camp?

The real name of Australian Camp is actually “Thulo Kharka,” meaning big pasture. It used to be a seasonal herding place for buffalo and cow herders from the villages below Dhampus and others.

In the late 1980s, people from Austria came here and camped in this beautiful plain pasture. They started to visit this place regularly to watch the panoramic mountains of the region. For that reason, the locals named it Austrian Camp. But then, later, it became an Australian camp.

The Australian Camp Trek in Nepal is named after the many Austrian travelers who have frequented and enjoyed this trekking route. Over time, the name evolved due to pronunciation challenges among local Nepalese people. Originally called the “Austrian Camp,” it became known as the “Australian Camp” because it was easier for locals to pronounce. This linguistic adaptation reflects the influence of language and cultural interactions in shaping the names of places in diverse regions like Nepal.

What makes this Trek special?

  • This trek offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural experiences, and panoramic mountain views.
  • You’ll walk through rhododendron forests, terraced fields, and traditional villages, providing an authentic insight into rural life in Nepal.
  • The trek is relatively gentle, making it suitable for trekkers of various fitness levels and ages.
  • Australian Camp and Dhampus offer remarkable sunrise and sunset views over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
  • It’s a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and interact with the friendly Gurung community.
  • The trek concludes with a picturesque drive from Phedi to Lakeside, where you can relax by the serene Phewa Lake and enjoy the amenities of Pokhara.

Remember, while this trek is considered relatively easy, proper preparation, including comfortable hiking gear, appropriate clothing, and some physical fitness, is essential to ensure an enjoyable experience.


Day 1: Pokhara to Australian Camp (2060m):

Depart Pokhara by taxi for Khande, where your trek to the Australian Camp begins. The trail winds through lush forests and terraced fields, offering glimpses of local life and breathtaking mountain vistas. Arrive at the Australian Camp and settle into your accommodation. This trek will take about 1-1.5 hours walk. Spend the rest of the day exploring the area, soaking in the panoramic views of the Annapurna range, and relaxing amidst the tranquility of the mountains.

Day 2: Australian Camp to Dhampus (1650m) and back to Lakeside Pokhara. 

After breakfast at the Australian Camp, begin your trek to Dhampus. It will take about 1 hour walk. The trail descends through rhododendron forests and picturesque villages, providing ample opportunities for photography and birdwatching. Arrive in Dhampus and enjoy a delicious lunch with stunning mountain views. Afterward, continue your trek to Phedi, it will take about 1.5hrs, where transportation awaits to take us back to Lakeside, Pokhara, marking the end of your memorable trekking experience.

What’s included:

  • Trekking guide
  • Trekking poles
  • A first-aid kit or Medical kit
  • Food (meals include the main course and tea or coffee) It doesn’t include starters or desserts.
  • Private lodging
  • Hot shower
  • Mineral water
  • Toilet paper
  • Transportation (pick-up and drop-off services from your hotel)

What’s not included:

  • No alcoholic beverages or soft drinks
  • A porter isn’t included. If you need a porter, we can provide one for an extra fee.
  • Sleeping bag (we rent sleeping bags for an additional fee).
  • Wifi
  • Cell phone charging
  • Hot drinking water
  • Your Personal Expenses
  • Personal Travel Insurance.

Personal supplies for the trek 

The personal supplies you require for this trek depend on the season in which you are trekking.


  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat


  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Face/body wipe


  • Hiking shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Hooded rain jacket or wind shell
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-shirt ( bring lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene Underwears
  • Down jacket (depending upon season)
  • Waterproof jacket and pants


  • Hiking boots
  • Thick & light socks( take an extra pair of thick and light socks)
  • Sandals

Essential gear

  • Backpack or day pack bag
  • Thermal bottle
  • Medium-size drying towel


  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Face wash
  • Body wash

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera
  • Power Adapters and Chargers

Extra supplies

  • First aid kit (Note: The guide will carry a first-aid kit on the trip. However, personal kits and medications are highly recommended.
  • Lip Guard
  • Notebook and pen.
  • Mosquito Repellent spray
  • Moleskin for blister

Contact us today for more information and pricing details.