Highlights of Australian Camp Trek
- Experiencing the scenic beauty as the trek takes through stunning landscapes with lush forests, terraced fields, and picturesque villages
- Passing through several traditional Gurung and Magar villages and interacting with the friendly villagers
- Encountering different species of birds, butterflies and rare wildlife as Annapurna Conservation Area is home to diverge range of flora and fauna
- Less-crowded and quieter trails
- Breathtaking views of the Annapurna ranges, including Annapurna South, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre and Annapurna IV from Australian Base Camp
- Sunrise and sunset view from the Australian Base Camp
Australian Camp Trek Overview
Are you looking for short treks in Nepal that take you through stunning mountain ranges, picturesque traditional villages, a tranquil environment, and lush forests? Blue Lake Adventure offers you the Australian Camp Trek from Pokhara, which can be completed in just 2 days.
The trek to Australian Camp starts in Pokhara, which is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. It is one of the easiest treks that takes you on an exciting journey to explore the natural beauty of Nepal.
With this trek, you can discover the feeling of hiking in Nepal, where you can hike through the beautiful landscapes of Nepal, and terraced fields, and encounter different ethnic groups.
About Australian Base Camp
Located at an altitude of 2,100m, the Australian Base Camp is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Dhampus, Nepal. From the Australian camp, you can have stunning views of the Annapurna Mountain range and surrounding peaks.
The Australian Base Camp is located about 32 km from Pokhara, which can be completed with a day of hiking. As the camp is home to several guesthouses and restaurants, you can have better accommodation and food facilities while trekking to the Australian Camp.
Alongside the view of the beautiful Annapurna range, you can also have clear views of Dhaulagiri and Macchapuchhre. The serene atmosphere, morning feelings, and beautiful view of mountain peaks with clear skies are the best feelings you can have on this trek.
What to Expect from the Australian Camp Trek
Australian Camp, located in the Annapurna Region, is a popular destination for trekkers and hikers. Annapurna Region is one of the most trekked regions of Nepal, as this region offers a relatively easy and exciting trek to Annapurna Base Camp.
Stunning Mountain Ranges View
As the Australian Base Camp Trek starts from Pokhara, you can expect stunning mountain views like Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Macchapuchhre, Himchuli, etc.
During the trek to Australian Base Camp, you will hike through several mountain ranges that offer stunning visualization. Getting the views of the mountain ranges with the clear skies is completely an over-whelming feeling.
From the base camp, you can get views of Annapurna IV (7,525m/24,688ft), Machapuchhre (6,993m/22,943ft), Annapurna South (7,219m/23,684ft), Himchuli (6,441m/21,132ft), and Lamjung Himal (6,983m/22,913ft).
You can trek for a day and reach the Australian Camp to catch a glimpse of these extraordinary mountain peaks. With this, we can say that even with shorter days of hiking, we can enjoy the view of the beautiful mountain peaks that make Nepal known to different countries.
Nepal is popular for its natural beauty and cultural diversity. People around the world visit Nepal to experience the diversity of cultures there. Annapurna Region, one of the most popular trekking regions in Nepal, offers you several opportunities to interact with the local communities.
Since Australian Base Camp Trek lies in the region, you will get chances to interact with the Magar and Gurung communities. The warm hospitality of the local communities draws different trekkers to the region.
During the trek, you can visit several traditional villages and experience their unique cultures and traditions. The best thing about it is that you can also stay at the teahouses run by the locals. You can have the best practices for learning the language and cultures of the communities you encounter.
Sunrise and Sunset Views
Australian Camp offers the best viewpoint to have views of the sunrise and sunset. The cooler morning with the warm sunlight and the views of the golden yellow sun rising amongst the mountain ranges is the perfect feeling you can have from the camp.
In addition, you can also enjoy the beautiful view of the sun setting down and disappearing behind the mountain ranges. The moment is the best to capture in photographs if you enjoy taking nature’s photographs.
The views of the sunrise and sunset are one of the main highlights of the trek. The serene atmosphere of the Australian Base Camp during the views adds even more excitement.
Easy and Short Trek
The Australian Camp Trek is considered one of the easiest and shortest treks in the Annapurna Region. This trek can be completed in just 2 days, starting from the beautiful Pokhara City.
The Australian Base Camp Trek is the easiest and shortest way to explore the scenic beauty of Nepal, with its stunning mountain ranges, lush landscapes, and picturesque traditional villages.
As for the difficulty, Australian Camp Trek is moderate. As it involves a maximum altitude of 2,100m, it might be difficult to trek at that altitude for everyone. This trek offers the perfect opportunity for trekkers who want to experience the Himalayas without tackling the more strenuous and high-altitude treks in the region.
Also, the highest point of the trek is around 2,100m, so altitude-related issues are less of a concern.
Easily Accessible and Fewer Crowds
The Annapurna Camp Trek is easily accessible, whether it’s from Pokhara or Kathmandu. If you want to embark on the journey to reach the base camp from Kathmandu, then you can take a bus drive to Pokhara, and you can continue the trek itinerary as mentioned from Pokhara.
With the few trekkers trekking to Australian Camp, you can enjoy the trek with peace and a less crowded experience.
[Note: Blue Lake Adventure offers other long treks as well as short hikes around Pokhara, so if you wish to join us on other treks, then we can offer you other packages at a reasonable price. From Pokhara, you can have the package of Pokhara sightseeing, or you can have the tour of Chitwan. For longer treks, you can also trek to Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Sanctuary Trek from Pokhara.]
Australian Camp Trek Included/Excluded
- Pokhara to Kande by Private vehicle
- Phedi to Pokhara by Private Car
- Best available lodge accommodation during the trek
- Lunch and dinner on the first day
- Breakfast and lunch on Second Day
- Government licensed holder Blue Lake Adventure experienced trek Guide and porter
- Every two trekkers 1 Porter Carry 20 kg Baggage
- Guide and porter include their salary, meals, lodging, and insurance
- Water purification tablets for safe drinking water during the trek
- Everyday Seasonal Fruits
- Medical Kits
- All Nepal Government taxes and office expenses
- International flight ticket
- Nepal Visa fee
- Visa Cost on Arrival in International Airport Kathmandu (15 Days, $ 25- $30 30Days – $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
- Extra luggage (limit is 12 kg per trekker)
- Personal Expenses (Snaks, ( tea/ Coffee) cold drinks, Alcohol, Boil water Wi-Fi, hot shower, battery re- Charge, telephone call, and extra porter
- Personal Gear and clothes
- Personal Trekking equipment
- Tips, Guide, Porter, restaurant, Driver
- Additional Costs like delays caused due to circumstances beyond our control, for example- itinerary modification, change of government policy, Strikes, illness landslide, etc
Why Blue Lake Adventure for the Australian Camp Trek?
Blue Lake Adventure is the official website for the government-registered travels and tour company ‘Blue Lake Travels & Tours (P.) LTD.’
With over 15 years of experience in the tourism field, we have conducted several treks, tours, hikes, and other adventurous activities in Nepal. If you are thinking of getting the Australian Camp Trek Package, then here are the reasons why you should choose Blue Lake Adventure for the trek:
Skilled and Experienced Trekking Guide
With Blue Lake Travels and Tours Pvt. Ltd, you can get a skilled and experienced trekking guide for the Australian Base Camp Trek. The guide we provide is certified by the Nepal government and TAAN as a certified trekking guide.
The best feature of our guides is that they are super-friendly, so you won’t find any difficulties throughout the trek. In addition to being fluent in English, the guide will be able to assist you better. You can also communicate with the locals with the help of our guide, who can be there for you as a translator.
Throughout the trek, you will feel like there is a communication barrier. With our guide, you can have the best experience trekking to Australian Camp.
Better Services and Safety
Blue Lake Adventure focuses on providing better and quality services to our guests in any kind of trekking, tour, or adventurous activity. In this Australian Base Camp Trek Package, you can get better services at a reasonable price only with us.
Talking about the services, you can get different services, like a customizable itinerary, health services, and free airport pickup and drop, as well as better food and accommodation throughout the trek.
Whereas for safety, our packages are pre-planned and we continue the activities considering the weather conditions. We are prepared with emergency first-aid kits, and our guides are even trained in basic emergency medical treatment.
With the Australian Camp Trek, we provide the best private transportation facility. Our driving journey will be in a private car where you can have better comfort and privacy.
Also, the driver is experienced, with more than 5 years of experience, and skilled in driving on the roadways. Moreover, the driver is friendly and will provide you with the best experience of having a scenic drive on this trek.
During the drive, you can even have stops at the viewpoints you like to have the views from or take photographs. Blue Lake Adventure is totally focused on our client’s comfort throughout the trek.
You can get the Australian Base Camp Trek package with us at a competitive price compared to other trek operators. With our better services, you can have this trek at a reasonable price.
Australian Camp Trek Cost
|Group Size||Price on the basis of Group Size|
|1 Pax.||USD 185|
|2-4 Pax.||USD 155|
|5-8 Pax.||USD 145|
|9-12 Pax.||USD 135|
|13-15 Pax.||USD 125|
|Over 16 Pax.||USD 120|
Note: This is the price set by Blue Lake Adventure with the inclusion of everything mentioned in the includes. There are no additional charges or hidden charges. With this price, you don’t need to pay any service charges or government taxes.
If you are planning to do the Australian Base Camp Trek, then you need to be aware of the weather, the climate at different seasons, the best time to do the trek, food and accommodation throughout the trek, and the packing list for the trek.
With these comprehensive descriptions of the general information, you can get the things to consider for the trek that will make the journey even better and more exciting.
Best Time to Have Australian Camp Trek
The best times to do the Australian Camp Trek are autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May). These seasons provide the best experience of trekking on the landscapes of Nepal, with stable weather, mild temperatures, clear skies, and spectacular mountain views.
Spring (March to May)
Spring is considered the best season to have the Australian Base Camp Trek, as it provides the best experience with a stable climate and better views of the different mountain ranges.
Spring in Nepal is famous for the blooming of rhododendron flowers. It is an ideal time to trek in the Annapurna region, as you can see the hillsides along the trails covered with vibrant red, pink, and white rhododendron blooms. In addition to the spectacular mountain vistas, the scenario is even more beautiful.
The days during spring are warm with a mild temperature, making them perfect for hiking. Also, spring brings fresh, clear air to the region, making the trek even more enjoyable. At this time of year, there are more chances of encountering various bird species and perhaps some wildlife as you pass through the dense forest.
Other than natural beauty, during this season you can interact with the local communities in the region along the way. Spring is a festive time in Nepal, with various cultural festivals and celebrations taking place, offering you a chance to experience the local culture and traditions.
Autumn (September to November)
Autumn is also considered another best season to have the Australian Base Camp Trek because of it’s ideal weather, breathtaking mountain views, and comfortable trekking conditions.
The ideal weather conditions of this season make it one of the most popular trekking seasons in Nepal. The days are sunny, and the nights are cool but not too cold, making it comfortable for trekking and enjoying the outdoors.
During this season, you can enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the Annapurna and Machapuchhre mountain ranges. With the clear skies, you can have excellent visuals, allowing you to fully enjoy the mountain views.
You can have a comfortable trekking experience because of the moderate temperatures and dry weather. The trails are less muddy, and the risk of rain or snowfall at higher altitudes is significantly reduced.
Moreover, during this season, Nepal celebrates several cultural festivals, including Dashain and Tihar. With this trek, you may have the chance to witness and participate in these celebrations in local villages along the way.
Australian Base Camp Trek Difficulty
The Australian Base Camp Trek is moderately difficult. In this trek, there are fewer chances of getting difficulties as the trails are easy and the trekking days are shorter.
It generally involves 3-4 hours of hiking on average, so anyone who can hike for hours at a normal pace can do this trek without any difficulties.
In the Australian Camp Trek, we will have a maximum altitude of 2,100 m, which is the base camp, so the altitude-related problems are of less concern. It is suitable for trekkers of all levels because it does not necessitate technical trekking skills.
Even if you are a beginner in trekking, this trek provides a better kick-off to trekking on the lands of Nepal. You can have the experience of trekking by this trek and pursue other longer days of trekking like Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Region trek, etc.
Weather and Temperature during the Trek
The weather and temperature are the major considerations during the trek. You need to be aware of the weather and temperatures of the different seasons before planning the trek to Australian Base Camp.
Weather and Temperature during Australian Camp Trek
|Places with altitude (Weather/Temperature)|
|Seasons||Months||Pokhara (820m)||Dhampus (1650m)||Australian Camp (2,100m)|
|Spring||March||Mild and Sunny/15-25⁰C||Mild and Sunny/10-20⁰C||Clear Skies/8-13⁰C|
|April||Mild and Sunny/20-25⁰C||Stable with clear skies/15-20⁰C||Stable/12-17⁰C|
|May||Clear skies/25-30⁰C||Mild and Sunny/20-25⁰C||Mild and clear/17-22⁰C|
|Summer||June||Warm with occasional rain/30-35⁰C||Warm with occasional rain/25-30⁰C||Warm with occasional rain/22-27⁰C|
|July||More chances or rainfall/30-35⁰C||Cloudy with more chance of rainfall/25-30⁰C||Warm with occasional rain/22-27⁰C|
|August||More chances of rainfall/25-30⁰C||Chances of rainfall/20-25⁰C||Chances of rainfall/17-22⁰C|
|Autumn||September||Mild with clear skies/20-25⁰C||Mild with clear skies/15-20⁰C||Mild with clear skies/12-17⁰C|
|October||Mild with clear skies/17-22⁰C||Mild with clear skies/12-17⁰C||Mild with clear skies/10-15⁰C|
|November||Mild with clear skies/15-20⁰C||Mild with clear skies/10-15⁰C||Mild with clear skies/8-13⁰C|
|Winter||December||Colder/10-15⁰C||Colder with greater chance of snow/5-10⁰C||Very cold with high chance of snow/3-8⁰C|
|January||Colder/5-10⁰C||Colder with greater chance of snow/0-5⁰C||Very cold with high chance of snow/-2-3⁰C|
|February||Colder/10-15⁰C||Colder with greater chance of snow/5-10⁰C||Very cold with high chance of snow/3-8⁰C|
Food and Accommodation
During the trek to Australian Camp, you can have a wide variety of food and accommodation. Since this trek is less known than the popular treks Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Sanctuary Trek in Annapurna Region, you won’t find much difficulty in getting better accommodation and food.
For food, you can use Nepali Dishes and International dishes available in different guesthouses and lodges. In Nepali dishes, we have Dal Bhat (lentils and rice), momos (dumplings), chow mein (stir-fired noodles), roti (flatbread), and sabzi (vegetable dishes).
Whereas in International Dishes we have pizza, pasta, burgers, hotdogs, and sandwiches.
There are a number of teahouses and lodges in the Australian Camp, offering a range of accommodation options from basic to comfortable. Most of the rooms have two beds, and some have attached bathrooms.
They are basic but comfortable to stay. In addition to the hospitality of the local people, your stay at the teahouses is even more amazing. Also, a sleeping bag can add more value to the trek if you are having the trek in the winter season.
Essential Gear and Equipment for Australian Base Camp Trek
In order to have a safe and enjoyable trek on the Australian Camp route in Nepal, it is important to be well-prepared with the right gear and equipment.
- Sturdy and waterproof hiking boots
- Lightweight and breathable clothing
- Fleece or down jackets
- Trekking pants/shorts
- Sun Hat
- Polarized sunglasses
Backpack and Trekking Gear
- Comfortable and durable trekking backpack
- Insulated sleeping mat
- Trekking poles
Accessories and Essentials
- Water purification tablets or portable water filter
- First aid kit
- Reusable water bottle
- Power bank
- Cash (Nepali rupees) and Changes
Nepal Visa and Visa Extension
If you are visiting Nepal, then you need to have a visa, which you can easily get at Tribhuvan International Airport on arrival. Though the queue to get the ‘On Arrival’ visa during the peak season is larger, you can also consider getting the visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival.
You can get the tourist visa for 15 days, 30 days, and 90 days. The visa cost for 15 days is USD 30, USD 50 for 30 days, and USD 125 for 90 days.
Nepal’s Department of Immigration has requested that some nationals acquire visas prior to their arrival from nearby diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of the Nepali government. To check the nationalities, you can visit the immigration website here.
And if you are already in Nepal but want to extend the visa in order to have the Australian Camp Trek, then you can extend the visa for a minimum of 15 days. It cost USD 45 to extend the tourist visa for 15 days and USD 3 per day for additional days.
Booking the packages with Blue Lake Adventure is easier now. You can directly book the package by visiting the booking section. It will redirect to you a payment form where you have to pay 10% as an advance payment in order to book the Australian Camp Trek package.
It is a secure payment system, so you can book it without any worries. After booking, we will reach out to you soon and ask for your details, including flight details, passport copy, and passport-size photo.
Alternatively, you can also pay us the advance through Western Union or bank transfer, whichever you feel comfortable with.
For the rest, you can pay it after landing in Nepal. The payment system is easier as we accept cash payments and card payments too. Also, you can do bank transfers here in Nepal.
For the Australian Base Camp Trek, we can do last-minute bookings. As we respect the clients who want to join us in this amazing journey to Australian Camp, we are open to last-minute bookings.
But we do have a set of rules. For last-minute bookings, you need to pay the full amount. Also, we require you to have the booking within 24 hours, as we respect the time value of other trekkers on this trek too.
We are widely active on WhatsApp and Viber, so for last-minute bookings, you can contact us through WhatsApp/Viber at +977 9851076943.
Final Say on Australian Base Camp Trek
The Australian Base Camp Trek is widely popular and it has an increasing number of trekkers throughout the year. Trekkers all around the world visit the Australian Camp to have stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
As we have a growing number of trekkers who want to trek to Australian Camp, it might be complicated to get accommodation during the trip. So, it is important to have the advance booking so that we can book the best available restaurant before the trip.
In conclusion, you will have one of the best experiences of trekking in Nepal with the Australian Camp Trek as it provides you several opportunities to witness the spectacular mountain ranges, natural beauty and cultural diversity of the Annapurna Region.
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