Pokhara Dhampus Australian Base Camp and Sunset view Tour |5 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Amazing sunset and sunrise views from Australian Base Camp.
  • Originally and culturally enhancing Dhampus village.
  • Visiting the Gurung village, the local cultural event through significant dances and songs of Gurung people.
  • Amazing views of the stunning Annapurna range, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Lamjung, and Dhampus Peak.

Trip Overview

Dhampus Trek could be a gratifying tour for travelers who are willing to do a short and simple trek. Within 3 days of trekking, Pokhara Dhampus Australian Base Camp and Sunset View Tour provide a short yet supplementing experience of Nepal together with adventurous trekking trails. This short duration of Dhampus Trek provides a huge visiting chance into the cultural Gurung village. The warm and friendly hostility of Gurung village can be a substantial treat for the travelers and it is bound to leave them amazed. Aside from this, this trek provides an amazing landscape of the Annapurna range. A lot to experience within this short hike in Nepal. 

Pokhara Dhampus Australian Base Camp and Sunset View Tour is for 3 days. The amazing sunset and sunrise views from Australian Base Camp are magnificent. On the White Mountain ranges, one can view the incredible rising and setting of the sun together with the mountain ranges which turn silver and golden at the same time. A pleasing jungle walk to Dhampus from the Australian Base Camp listening to the tweeting of birds will be amazing. Travelers or trekkers can get submerged through the view of the stunning Annapurna range, Mt. Machhapuchhre. Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Lamjung, and other enchanting mountains. 

Lodging and Duration

Lodgings in the Dhampus Treks are mostly provincially-owned lodges or guest houses. The provincially operated hotels are basic but through convenient provisions like internet access, attached bathrooms, laundry, electricity, TV, and different kinds of food. The hotel charges are expensive in comparison to lodges since it involves all kinds of facilities. The Dhampus Trek duration is 3-4 days. 

Foods 

Morning meals, Lunch, and Dinner at the Dhampus Trek are offered from the separate accommodations or guest houses one stays at. All kinds of international cuisines are simply accessible. The significant dish is Nepali Dal Bhat with vegetable curry and pickles. The foods are healthy and hygienic. 

Drinking water 

Drinking water is easily available. One can purchase mineral water bottles or fill water bottles at an accommodation or guest house. To be protected, one can use a water purification prescription on their own or pay additional money to fill up boiled water.

 

FAQs

1. What is the Pokhara Dhampus Australian Base Camp and Sunset View Tour?

The Pokhara Dhampus Australian Base Camp and Sunset View Tour is an incredible adventure in the Himalayan region of Nepal. It combines the natural beauty of Pokhara, the cultural richness of Dhampus, and the stunning vistas of the Australian Base Camp, all topped off with breathtaking sunset views.

2. How long does this tour typically last?

This tour usually spans 4 to 5 days, allowing participants to immerse themselves in the stunning landscapes, culture, and serene ambiance of the region.

3. Is this tour suitable for beginners or experienced trekkers?

This tour is well-suited for both beginners and experienced trekkers. While there is trekking involved, it is of moderate difficulty, and there are opportunities to customize the level of challenge based on your fitness and experience.

4. What is the best time to go on this tour?

The best time to embark on the Pokhara Dhampus Australian Base Camp and Sunset View Tour is during the autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) seasons when the weather is pleasant, and the views are at their most breathtaking.

5. Can you tell me more about the trek to the Australian Base Camp?

The trek to the Australian Base Camp is a beautiful journey through lush forests, terraced fields, and traditional villages. It typically takes 2-3 days, and you’ll have the chance to witness stunning panoramic views of the Annapurna and Machapuchare mountains.

6. What kind of accommodation can I expect during the tour?

Accommodations vary but are typically a mix of comfortable lodges and tea houses with basic amenities. In Pokhara, you may stay in hotels with more modern facilities.

7. Is it necessary to hire a guide and porter for this tour?

While it’s not mandatory, hiring a guide and porter can enhance your experience. A local guide can provide valuable insights into the culture and landscape, while a porter can help lighten your load during the trek.

8. What should I pack for this tour?

You should pack comfortable trekking gear, appropriate clothing for varying weather conditions, a good pair of hiking boots, a first-aid kit, and personal essentials. A more detailed packing list can be provided by your tour operator.

9. Are there any cultural considerations or etiquettes I should be aware of during the tour?

Yes, it’s important to respect the local culture and customs. Ask for permission before taking photos of people, remove your shoes before entering homes and temples, and dress modestly. It’s also customary to greet locals with “Namaste” as a sign of respect.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara (1,400m/4,592ft)

Embark on a scenic drive from the vibrant capital city of Kathmandu, nestled at an altitude of 1,400 meters (4,592 feet), to the serene lakeside city of Pokhara, located at an elevation of 800 meters (2,625 feet). This approximately 6 to 7-hour journey covers a distance of 200 kilometers, offering you captivating vistas of the Nepalese countryside, lush green hills, and the occasional glimpse of the magnificent Himalayan peaks along the way. Upon reaching Pokhara, you’ll be greeted by the tranquil atmosphere of the city and the serene beauty of Phewa Lake.

Day 2: Venture to Phedi and Trek to Australian Camp (1,130m/3,707ft to 2,100m/6,888ft)

The day begins with a short 30-minute drive from Pokhara to Phedi (1,130 meters/3,707 feet). From Phedi, your journey transitions into a delightful trek that takes you to the enchanting Australian Camp, situated at an elevation of 2,100 meters (6,888 feet). The trek spans approximately 6 kilometers and unfolds over 2 to 3 hours, guiding you through lush forests, terraced fields, and traditional villages. Australian Camp is your picturesque haven for the night, offering breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Machapuchare mountains.

Day 3: Trek from Australian Camp to Sarangkot (1,592m/5,222ft)

On this day, lace up your hiking boots and embark on a scenic trek from Australian Camp to Sarangkot, located at an altitude of 1,592 meters (5,222 feet). The trek covers a distance of approximately 17.5 kilometers and unfolds over 5 to 6 hours. Along the way, you’ll be captivated by the ever-changing landscape, passing through verdant forests and rustic villages while soaking in the breathtaking panoramas of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Sarangkot is renowned for its unparalleled sunrise and sunset views, making it a truly magical destination.

Day 4: Trek to Phewa Lake and Return to Your Hotel (800m/2,625ft)

After a rejuvenating morning at Sarangkot, embark on a leisurely descent to Phewa Lake. The trek spans approximately 6 kilometers and takes 2 to 3 hours to complete. Upon reaching the tranquil shores of Phewa Lake, you’ll have the opportunity to relax and immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of this pristine natural wonder. Later, a drive will take you back to your hotel in Pokhara, where you can unwind and reflect on the remarkable experiences of the past days.

Day 5: Return Journey from Pokhara to Kathmandu (800m/2,625ft to 1,400m/4,592ft)

Bid farewell to the enchanting city of Pokhara and embark on the return journey to Kathmandu. The drive covers a distance of 200 kilometers and typically takes 6 to 7 hours. Along the way, you’ll have ample time to reminisce about your adventure, marvel at the scenic landscapes, and perhaps even plan your next Himalayan escapade. As you descend from the higher altitudes of Pokhara to the Kathmandu Valley, you’ll bring to a close this incredible Pokhara Dhampus Australian Base Camp and Sunset View Tour, carrying with you cherished memories of Nepal’s natural beauty and cultural richness.

Equipment List

Clothing:

Moisture-wicking base layers: Lightweight, long-sleeved tops and bottoms to regulate body temperature and manage sweat.
Insulating layers: Fleece jacket or down jacket for warmth during cold evenings.
Waterproof and windproof jacket: A good quality, breathable, and durable jacket to protect against rain, wind, and cold.
Trekking pants: Lightweight, quick-drying, and comfortable pants with zip-off options for warmer days.
Trekking shorts: Optional for warmer weather.
T-shirts: Moisture-wicking, breathable shirts for layering.
Underwear and socks: Moisture-wicking and quick-drying, preferably made from synthetic or wool materials.
Headwear: A warm hat, sun hat, and a buff or scarf to protect against the sun and cold.
Gloves: Lightweight gloves for lower elevations and warmer days, and thicker, insulated gloves or mittens for higher elevations.

Footwear:

Hiking boots: Sturdy, waterproof, and comfortable boots with good ankle support.
Hiking socks: Wool or synthetic, moisture-wicking socks with extra pairs for changing.

Trekking Gear:

Backpack: A comfortable and appropriately sized backpack (35-50 liters) for carrying your essentials.
Trekking poles: Adjustable poles to aid in balance and reduce strain on your knees.
Sleeping bag: A warm and lightweight sleeping bag suitable for the season (rated for freezing temperatures).
Sleeping pad: An inflatable or foam pad for insulation and comfort.
Water bottles or hydration system: At least two water bottles or a hydration reservoir with a capacity of 2-3 liters in total.
Headlamp/flashlight: With extra batteries for evening and early morning hikes.
Sunglasses: With UV protection and good coverage to shield against sun and glare.

Accessories:

Sunscreen: A high SPF sunscreen to protect against strong Himalayan sun.
Lip balm: With sunblock to prevent chapped lips.
Trekking towel: Lightweight, quick-drying towel for personal hygiene.
Toiletries: Basic toiletries like toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, and hand sanitizer.
First aid kit: Including bandages, antiseptic wipes, blister treatment, pain relievers, and any personal medications.
Trekking permits: Keep these in a waterproof pouch for easy access.
Cash: Carry enough Nepalese rupees for expenses during the trek; there are limited ATMs along the route.

Optional Items:

Camera: To capture the stunning scenery.
Binoculars: For birdwatching and mountain views.
Book or entertainment: Something to pass the time during rest breaks.
Power bank: To recharge your electronic devices.
Travel adapter: If you need to charge your devices in teahouses.

FAQs

1. What is the Pokhara Dhampus Australian Base Camp and Sunset View Tour?

The Pokhara Dhampus Australian Base Camp and Sunset View Tour is an incredible adventure in the Himalayan region of Nepal. It combines the natural beauty of Pokhara, the cultural richness of Dhampus, and the stunning vistas of the Australian Base Camp, all topped off with breathtaking sunset views.

2. How long does this tour typically last?

This tour usually spans 4 to 5 days, allowing participants to immerse themselves in the stunning landscapes, culture, and serene ambiance of the region.

3. Is this tour suitable for beginners or experienced trekkers?

This tour is well-suited for both beginners and experienced trekkers. While there is trekking involved, it is of moderate difficulty, and there are opportunities to customize the level of challenge based on your fitness and experience.

4. What is the best time to go on this tour?

The best time to embark on the Pokhara Dhampus Australian Base Camp and Sunset View Tour is during the autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) seasons when the weather is pleasant, and the views are at their most breathtaking.

5. Can you tell me more about the trek to the Australian Base Camp?

The trek to the Australian Base Camp is a beautiful journey through lush forests, terraced fields, and traditional villages. It typically takes 2-3 days, and you’ll have the chance to witness stunning panoramic views of the Annapurna and Machapuchare mountains.

6. What kind of accommodation can I expect during the tour?

Accommodations vary but are typically a mix of comfortable lodges and tea houses with basic amenities. In Pokhara, you may stay in hotels with more modern facilities.

7. Is it necessary to hire a guide and porter for this tour?

While it’s not mandatory, hiring a guide and porter can enhance your experience. A local guide can provide valuable insights into the culture and landscape, while a porter can help lighten your load during the trek.

8. What should I pack for this tour?

You should pack comfortable trekking gear, appropriate clothing for varying weather conditions, a good pair of hiking boots, a first-aid kit, and personal essentials. A more detailed packing list can be provided by your tour operator.

9. Are there any cultural considerations or etiquettes I should be aware of during the tour?

Yes, it’s important to respect the local culture and customs. Ask for permission before taking photos of people, remove your shoes before entering homes and temples, and dress modestly. It’s also customary to greet locals with “Namaste” as a sign of respect.

Cost Included

  • Airport Pick up & drop off
  • An English speaking Guide
  • Good potter to carry your bags during the trekking
  • All Ground transportation
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara accommodations and Trekking accommodations
  • One Main course meal 3 times a day on the trek (You can choose from the menu)
  • Himalaya Sunrise Treks and Expedition pvt ltd T-shirt
  • Trekking achievement certificate from the company
  • A Comprehensive medical kit
  • Trekking permits
  • Tims card
  • all Governments local Tax
  • Free Dinner before departure

Cost not Include

  • Flight To/From Nepal
  • Tourist Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals while not on trek
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, gear all drinks, laundry, WIFI , hot shower, phone call etc
  • Tips for Guide and potter
  • Any extra cost due to unforeseen circumstances

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  • Trip Duration: 5 Days
  • Trip Grading: Easy
  • Max Altitude: 2060 m
  • Best Time: Sep, Oct, Nov
  • Group Size: 1+
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