Auatralian Base Camp Trek

The trek in the foothill of Annapurna Himal provides opportunity to visit villages and experience cultural life of simple folks living in hills. The elevation does not reach over 2000 meter therefore it is not a strenuous trek. Weather along the trek is quite warm except in December and January. Snow is not expected. The trail is very much used by local people and traders. Teashops dotted all along the trail make the walk interesting. The famous Machhapuchare peak (Mateerhorn of Nepal) can always be seen from any point on this trek.

TRIP FACTS

Country: Nepal
Sector: Annapurna region
Route : Australian base camp
Duration: 09 days
Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
Maximum Altitude : 4130m
Best Season: January-December
Group Size: 2
Trek Start/End: POKHARA/POKHARA
Trekking Hours: 5-7 per day

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1345meters). Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu and will be displaying with DOLPA ADVENTURE TREKS AND TOURS signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel . Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2 Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley : Optional In the morning of after breakfast at around 8 am, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your tour in Nepal. After the meeting and a hearty breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start at around 9:45am. Sightseeing places will be : Pashupatinath, Boudhnath, Swoyambhunath stupa and Kathmandu durbar square. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. The rest of your time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near by your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3 Drive to Phedi, trek to Dhumpus. ( Approx. 02 hours walk ) Meet your guide at the airport or hotel in Pokhara and then drive to Dhumpus Phedi; the drive is about 1 hour- about 40km north west of Pokhara city. You drive through a large Tibetan camp at Hyanjha where local handicraft can be purchased and weaving of Tibetan carpet can be observed. The next village before Phedi is Suikhet. Depending upon weather, physical and logistical condition Suikhet provides alternative route to Dhumpus. The road to Phedi in the Yamdi Khola (river) valley is quite good. From Phedi you start climbing up hill to Dhumpus (1770m). It takes about 2 hour easy walk up the stairs through the terraced rice field. It is a large Gurung village. O/N in Dhampus
Day 4 Trek Dhampus to Australian Camp ( Approx. 04 hours walk ) From Dhumpus the trail climbs steadily and gradually to Pothana (1890m). The gradual uphill walk is about 2 hours. Lunch stop at at Pothana. Instead of taking the main trail to Ghandrung (1951m), one of the best-known villages in the foothill of Annapurna, situated above Modi Khola (river) you take the trail to Australian Camp (2232m); it is a well known name and has vantage point to see the Himalaya range all around. The trail from Pothana turns southwest to Khare (1524m) and Naundanda (1457m). In the beginning you make a gradual uphill ascend for about 45 minutes. After spending sometime at the vantage point you continue to descend the trail to Khara (1457m), it should take about one hour easy downhill walk. Overnight lodge Australian camp.
Day 5 Trek Australian camp to Sarankot and descend to Pokhara ( Approx 03 hours to Phedi or 05 hours to Sarangkot ) On the last day depending upon your flight schedule to Pokhara either you walk to Sarankot or descend to Phedi to take bus to Pokhara. The walk on the Kaski ridge from Naundanda to Sarankot (1592m) is pleasant. The walk is on the level ridge with open space all the way. The views of Annapurna and Machapuchare can be seen all along. Though the gravel road runs parallel to the trail yet it is nice to walk along the ridge. The day hike from Naundanda to Sarankot can take about 4 hour, Sarankot is a popular viewpoint for tourist and local to see the surrounding view and the Himalaya. Depending upon your time from Sarankot you can descend to Phewa lake and take boat to Pokhara. D
Day 6 Free day in Pokhara. Today, You have your own free time in Pokhara. O/N in Pokhara.
Day 7 Drive to Kathmandu. After breakfast, we will transfer to you in Kathmandu by private vehicle. O/N in Kathmandu.
Day 8 Free day in Kathmandu. Today, Pax have their own free time in Kathmandu for their final shopping and packing. O/N in Kathmandu
Day 9 Departure to final destination. Morning time is free in Kathmandu and afternoon will transfer to airport for the final destination.
Note: The above itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday at your request to accommodate of specific requirements.

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