The Australian Camp & Sarangkot Trek is an alternative to the Annapurna View Trek. This is an easy walk, which leads through the lower hills of Nepal, near Pokhara with its beautiful Lake City.
This trek will introduce you to the local culture and customs, the fascinating Heart Hills which are also highlights of Annapurna region. The Australian Camp Trek leads along the foothills of the Annapurna conservation area. Tourists will be impressed by the breathtaking view of Mt. fish tail(6993m),Dhaulagiri(8167m)and many others over the valleys and the Annapurna Mountain range.
About this trip:
The Australian Camp and Sarangkot Trek is an alternative to the Annapurna View Trek. This is an easy walk, which leads through the lower hills of Nepal, near Pokhara with its beautiful Lake City. This trek will introduce you to the local culture and customs, the fascinating Heart Hills which are also part of Nepal. The Australian Camp Trek leads along the foothills of the Annapurna. Tourists will be impressed by the breathtaking view over the valleys and the Annapurna Mountain range.
The beauty of this trip is, it can be done all year long and is suitable even for people of all ages and even those who have no hiking experience. This trek will lead no higher than an altitude of 2000mtr.
People with see the Himalayas in all their magnificence. Once you have seen this, you will want to come back again and again. Most impressive are the colours as they will change from sunrise until sunset with all the mountains as their backdrop.
We will hike through dense forests, along the hillside, visit many mountain villages and enjoy the local cuisine for drinks and lunch.
One night we will spend in a lodge at the Australian Camp. Here you are surrounded by the majestic of the Himalayas. A great experience, which you will not want to miss.
Arrival in Kathmandu
Altitude: 1,300m/4,264 ft
On your arrival date and time, safe holiday adventure will be there to welcome you at the Airport in , Kathmandu. We will pick you by private car/jeep and Shift you to the required tourist standard hotel as per booking for an overnight accommodation.
Kathmandu to pokhara (Driving By Tourist standard bus)
You can enjoy the lovely view of Pokhara in the natural settings with Annapurna range and fishtail mountain in the back of city. Visit Devi’s water Fall ,Tibetan Refugee Camp, world peace stupa to the south top ,boating on phewa lake, And stunning mountain view especially. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m / 7th highest); Annapurna range including Annapurna I (8,091m / 10th highest) and Manaslu Range (8,163m)
Pokhara to Australian camp Through Dhampus Village.
Drive from Pokhara to Phedi or ghatte khola (950m.) by private transport, which is about 30 Minutes . Now you begin your real walk from Phedi/khatte khola to Dhampus(1650m) through some terrace field, typical house and valley view at the back ground and walk to the Australian Camp 5 /6 hours.
Day 04 :
Dhampus to Sarangkot 5/6hrs
Wake up early in the morning for sunrise view and snow cap Mountain View. Today the trail descends down to Kande through small forest And take a small drive to naudanda from kande it is very short drive on Baglung highway .From Noudanda the trail continue flat walking to Sarangkot with stunning Annapurna ranges, and lake. and other side beautiful Fewa Lake and Pokhara City(1720m) via Naudanda.
Sarangkot is a nearest best view point from pokhara where you can get by private or public transport either motorbike there are many option to go and you can spent a night there too cause there are many lovely hotel around.it is Situated in the North west part of Pokhara at an elevation of about 1700 meters (5,576ft). Here you can see panorama of Annapurna 1 (8091m/ 26,545ft), Manasalu (8165m/ 26,781ft), Ganesh Himal (7446m/ 24,422ft), Dhaulagiri (8167m/ 26,795ft), Machhapuchare (the Holy mountain) and 25 other mountains over 6000 meters (19,680ft) high. This area also offers you views of the Pokhara Valley view and it is also popular for sunrise view and paragliding flight in the morning.
Day 05 :
Sarangkot to Pokhara then drive back to kathmandu
It is easy day and also short day to walk down to the lake at khahare and get taxi to Pokhara bus park which is about 25 minute drive than you can get micro bus, or local bus to Kathmand over night in Kathmandu hotel.
Departure to airport
The representatives will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and assist you in your final departure from Kathmandu.
If you have Any questions regarding this Trek , please feel free to Contact us . We will answer your every question shortly and clearly.
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Can I get Nepal visa when I reach in Kathmandu airport?
There are two option to go to Nepal either by plane landing in Tribhuvan international airport or go through Sunauli boarder between Nepal and India. When you reach in Kathmandu airport you can get you visa within a few minute which is easy just fill up the form, get two p.p size photo s,passport that’s all you need than after you have to pay the visa charge which is as bellows:
1. 90 Days visa cost = 100 USD
2. 15 Days visa cost= 25 USD
3. 30 Days visa cost= 30 USD
If you go to Nepal from India boarder Sunauli you just need your passport, photo and money which I mentioned above than you will get visa. It is quite long drive but to explore better south to north of Nepal you can go to Nepal from boarder side.
Is Nepal safe to visit?
Yes Nepal is a safe country even after earthquake we had already thousands of visitors each month. About 10 years ago we had really big civil war between revel party Maoist and government but now both did peace agreement and handling government together. So where ever you travel in Nepal is safe especially if you travel or trek with a authorized guide you can easily experience the culture, tradition, localities and many other fact about Nepal. So if you are thinking to go to Nepal but getting confused plz doesn’t hesitate it is safe to go to Nepal.
Which area of Kathmandu is best to stay?
There are many areas in Kathmandu where you can stay and spent your time but if you stay around Thamel area or in side Thamel you will enjoy better because there are many best restaurant, Lodges, Club, bar, local restaurant, money exchange, bank so no so you can get all kind of facilities if you stay in Thamel area or nearby.
There are few categories hotels you will get Which is hostel about 12 USD, General hotel with hot water 15 USD, 2* Hotel about 20 USD, 3 * Hotel 30 USD.
How to find best trekking agency in Nepal?
There are so many agency in Nepal up on your budget you can find Cheap, Moderate, or Luxury all kind of trip services. I would suggest you to see company profile, their Reviews, and response of the agency if possible talk on phone and decide before you sent advance.
If you go on Google also you can find some highlighted agency too but don’t belief the agency have many reviews you should face the manager or director than you can see his potential and services.
What kind of trekking equipments do I need to bring for trekking?
There are many categories of trekking in Nepal and has also differences of temperatures where do you want to go in this way your trekking equipments will determine but as usaual this are the list of trekking equipments just click the link here.
What is the best time to go to Nepal for trekking?
Generally you can trek in Nepal all year too, but you should go to the right place mostly lower loop area trek if you are visiting Nepal in Monsoon or winter. The best time to visit Nepal is September to Dec ember and February to May. These months does not get any obstacles such as too cold, landslides, heavy rain fall etc.
What is tea house trekking? Is it safe?
Tea house trekking is common activities for trekking in Nepal now as it is easy to mange and safe compare to camping trek. Tea house trek means you will sleep in the small house, and lodges each night of your trekking. You get to experience the culture, localities, traditions and many other interesting things if you stay at tea house.
Tea house trek generally they need to get authority from Nepal government to run the tea house so we will be safe if we are staying at tea house because just in case if they behave negatively we can complain him/her straight to the government related office. But camping trek does not have this option it is all at your own risk.
What kind of food can I get in Nepal?
Nepal is a small country but has mix inhabitant people it means there are so many different foods. Generally we serve all kind of food I city such as Indian, Nepali, continental, Italia, western and Tibetan. So when you are in city you can have all those items and taste of the food but during the trekking you should not expect all kind of food but still tea house from the trek will serve you spaghetti, pizza, Nepali food (Thali), Momo, fried noodles, rice, chicken, buffalo item food, eat which is enough to try al different taste in different day.
Do you also reserve hotel and plane tickets?
Yes we used to do this since many years and we will provide you a quick service and reasonable price. Beside this we also organize, rafting, City tour, home stay, volunteering plus trek, jungle safari and many more.
How much does it cost for hiring guide and porter in Nepal?
Hiring a guide and porter is easy not so expensive as every visitor can offer for their safety and also to help your trip. Professional trekking guide cost 40 USD a day who will give you totally excellent service and information the 2nd level guide cost 30 USD a day he is good enough and speak good English though and porter cost 25 USD a day including his insurance which is important while you are in Himalaya.