Sarangkot, Australian Base camp to Dhampus is a one-night and two-days trek. This hike is also known as the best sunrise and sunset hike in Pokhara. Moreover, this hike allows you to get a glimpse of the snow-capped mountains in the Himalayas throughout the hike. This trek is comparatively short and easier than other popular long treks like Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, etc.
Sarangkot, Australian Base Camp to Dhampus trek highlights
- You will be experiencing the astonishing view of the snow-covered high Mountains like Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri along with lush green hills.
- Spend some quality time in the beautiful city Pokhara.
- Mesmerizing wide view from the Sarangkot.
- You can get a chance to experience Nepali culture and tradition, especially the Gurung lifestyle and hospitality in Dhampus village.
- Beautiful morning sunrise view from Sarangkot viewpoint and sunset view from Australian Base Camp.
Pokhara is the starting point of the trek. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Nepal. Pokhara is famous for lakes like Phewa and Begnas lake where you can do activities like boating and sightseeing. There are some popular caves(Mahendra gufa, Bat cave), David’s fall and also you can find some exciting activities like Paragliding, ultra flight, bungee jump, boating and more in Pokhara.
The hike starts in Pokhara city with a 40 minutes’ drive to the Sarangkot Hill. It is located on the north side of the Pokhara city. From there, you can experience some beautiful sights of the Pokhara valley and Fewa Lake. Moreover, on a clear day, you can also enjoy a fantastic view of the Himalayan Mountains.
Australian Base camp is the main attraction of this hike. The trip from the Australian Camp to the Dhampus village is filled with a beautiful path through the jungle, which is quite enticing. Dhampus is one of the largest Gurung community villages and you will definitely love the cultural hospitality. From the Dhampus village, there are several stoned steps way up to the town known as Phedi.
Food and Accommodation during the trek
We will manage all the need for food and accommodation during the trek. We will provide the best facility of food, lodging, and accommodation in the Sarangkot, Dhampus Australian camp considering your comfort.
Why North Nepal Travel and Trek to plan your hike?
We are equipped with all the required trekking equipment and professional guides. Our guides are highly trained, certified and experience to deal with any kind of situation. They are also friendly in nature and easy to communicate with.
With us, your safety and health will be our first priority. We will be providing you the best quality services regarding the food and accommodation. Our package can be customized as per your needs and availability. It is designed to provide trekker an amazing hiking and sightseeing experience at a cost-effective and affordable budget.
This is an easy trek that can be done by people of almost all age groups. The trek can be done in any season of the year. Even people without any prior trekking experience can do this short 2 days hike.
Day 1: Pokhara-Sarangkot to Australian Camp (2,055m).
We begin our trip by driving to Sarangkot early in the morning, which takes about 40 minutes. Driving early is crucial as we have to reach there before the sunrise. We will relish the sunrise and morning view of the mountains as much as we can. The top of the Sarangkot hill is at a height of 1565m. We will also have our breakfast there before starting our hike. The trek from Sarangkot hill to Australian camp is about 5-6 hours on foot. We walk on the regular straight path until we reach Kande. However, from Kande, it is an uphill trek until the Australian Camp. We hike through magnificent rural villages and dense forests. In addition, we continuously view the Himalayan Mountains as we go on.
The Australian Camp is situated at the height of 2055m. We will relax and have some food there. Also, in the evening, we will see a fantastic sunset that is quite extraordinary. We have our dinner and spend the night in a hotel. Moreover, we can also spend the night in an outdoor tent.
Alternatively, we can spend the night in the quiet village of Pothana. Pothana is just a 15-minute walk away from the Australian Camp.
Day 2: Australian Base Camp to Dhampus to Phedi to Pokhara.
We wake up to another beautiful sunrise that is simply outstanding. We have our breakfast as we enjoy the beautiful view. We’ll then hike towards the village of Dhampus which is about a 1.5-hour hike. We will be greeted with splendid scenery of villages, vegetation, and mountains along the way. The village of Dhampus itself is situated at a height of 1694m. Upon reaching Dhampus, we take a rest and relax for a while. After that, we then hike downhill for about 2 hours until we reach Phedi. From there, we get on our private bus back to Pokhara which takes about half an hour.
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