Australian Camp Dhampus Sarangkot Hiking 

The short days hiking offer a best mountain view with scenic local villages of different faces of Nepal people. Start a trek from Kande and end in Phew Lake. We will start hike from Kande then steep climb to Australian camp, visit a ethnic village while we reach Dhampus. It  is a Gurung Village which is inhabited by a majority of  Gurung and also living Brahman and  Magar communities. It offers a spectacular view of the Himalayan ranges including the Anapurna and Machhapuchhare in clear sky from Dhampus. We will see panoramic views of Annapurna (8091m/ 26,545ft), Dhaulagiri (8167m/ 26,795ft), Machhapuchare (the sacred mountain), Annapurna south( 7240m./23892ft.) and Himchuli( 6440m./21252ft.) including other 10 peaks over 6000 meter. This area also offers you views of the Pokhara Valley with all its natural beauty. Sarangkot is another spot renown for seeing the sunrise over the Himalayas.

Facts of the trip

Trip Duration: 3 days
Max. Altitude: 1750m./ 5775ft.
Minimum Altitude: 950m./ 3135 ft
Grade: Easy
Activities: Hiking
Accommodation: Hotel / Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
Transportation: Private vehicle
Trek Departure: Every day throughout the week
Group Size: 1 persons to 20 persons (maximum)
Best season: Feb, March, April, May, Sep, Oct & Nov.
Available Time: All months
Per day tour/hiking:  4-5 hours per day

Suggested Itinerary 

Day 1: Pokhara- Kande ( 45 minutes drive) - Hike to Australian camp ( 2232m.) 3-4 hour walk
Drive to Kande 45 minutes by private vehicle then hike to Australian camp  then stay there overnight at hotel .
Meals included : Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Australian camp - Dhampus- Naudanda- Sarangkot ( 1750m./5775ft.) 6 hours walk
It is an easy walk to Sarangkot. After breakfast, steep downhil to Dhampus, expore around and continue downhill to Ghatte khola then climb up to Naudada then flat path to Sarangkot. Stay there overnight at hotel .
Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Sarangkot- Fewa lake- Pokhara (827m./2729ft.) 2 hours walk
Early morning walk 5 minutes to the view tower for best sun rise with Panoramic Mountain view of Machapuchhre, Annapurna south, himchuli, Annapurna I , Dhaulagiri and Gangapurna including Pokhara valley view then hike down to Phewa lake .We will walk continue the edge of Phewa lake to Pokhara.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Hike ends

You are not required any kind of permits in this hiking such as ACAP and TIMS. 

 Clothing equipment for Sarangkot Hiking

When you select your personal items, keep in mind the number of days you will be hiking, the time of year and the altitude. We advise our clients to bring these items:

- Lightweight hiking boots or sport shoes "walked" them in prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters or sport shoes. 
- Light weight pants, shirts
-  T-shirts. 
- Long sleeve shirt, if susceptible to sunburn. 
- Sun hat - sunburn is severe at rarefied altitudes. 
- Vaseline for feet and crutch.
- Water bottle - 2 liters.
- Sunglasses and strap 
- Personal medical supplies - do not forget ban - aids, elastic bandage 
- Sunscreen, sun bock, sun - tan lotion. 
- Small daypack - 25 liters. 
- Rain jacket - poncho style to cover backpack. 
- Warm jacket during winter. 


We will arrange twin share basis room in Dhampus and Sarangkot at one of the most recommended hotel. There will be provided private bathroom in Sarangkot while only sharing toilets and showers are available at Dhampus. 


During hiking, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) at hotel. Threre will be provided breakfast, lunch and dinner three times along the route on your choice from MENU .

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Australian camp -Dhampus Sarangkot is easy level of hike,  suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least  4-5 hours a day with a light rucksack. As we will  get the highest elevation 1750 meter, you won't have to worry about acute mountain sickness ( AMS) though you are preferred an excellent health with average physical fitness then we can accomplish the trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly is good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Nepal alternative treks before booking the hike.

Mr. Elmer Stone

Guides were pleasant, knowledgeable & fantastic. The car trip from Kathmandu to Pokhara was amazing. Sun rise from Sarangkot was unbelievable, cave and temple was interesting. Visiting to Durbar Squares and historical temple was informative and gave insight into Nepal history. The visit to the rain god was wow and helped to explain the people’s livings and dependency on nature. The women enjoyed shopping for Nepalese items.  Thanks so much Tej Nepal alternative director, Sarita female tour guide in Kathmandu and Dillip for taking us to Pokhara and Sarangkot. See you next time soon !

Ms Tahir Shirin
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Nepal is an overall full of adventures tour, very well supported by tej and his team. Special thanks to both of our guides Hari and Sarita, both were well informed about their areas. Especially Hari was sweet heart! He made us laugh and enjoy throughout the trip. The cultural & religious stories shared by Sarita will make us remember Nepal throughout our life. Tej was also a great support in making this trip/tour worthy after arrival we made changes to our plan around 3 times but never heard the word “ not possible” from Tej.
Inshallah will come back to Nepal next time for ABC or EBC !!!
Good luck to Tej and Team, well recommended!

Mr Tahir Maqbool
Abudhabi, UAE

From Nature to culture, Nepal is heaven on earth. We liked it, loved it all because of our tour pleasure Tej ,  our guide Hari and Sarita. Hari and Sarita made us safe and enjoy.  They saw Nepali life and for sure we will definitely come back some day in our life to view in the mountain area to look at the real ethnic life of NEPAL !
At the end we would like to wish all the best to Tej and his team to keep up the great work they are doing.
Best wishes & regards,

Adriana V. Diaz

The places was great the hotel too. Our guide was amazing man. The travel was incredible on Chitwan and Pokhara too. I think its necessary do this travel. This company is professional to organize everything necessary for trekking and tour. Thanks Tej !

Kornkamon Chittreekhun

For the whole package is so good. I am very satisfied with the service, guide and porter while trekking. Good guide for sightseeing is also Ok. I will probably come back and use the company’s service again soon! Thanks for everything!

Siobhan Murphy

The trek was excellent. The service has been brilliant from before we left the Uk and the whole trip. I can’t fault the services-problems sorted out immediately Mr. Dillip and Lal porter were excellent, helpful, and always cheerful. We will always remember this trip. I will recommend this company to everyone and I hope you continue to be successful Tej.  

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