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We have designed Australian Base Camp trek for those who are seeking for a short and sweet trek in Nepal. Australian Base Camp Trek is one of the easiest treks in Nepal

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Trip 

Duration: 3 Days Trekking

Maximum Altitude: 2232m

Region: Annapurna Conservation Area

Start: Kathmandu/Pokhara

End: Pokhara/Kathmandu

Trekking Type: Tea House

Group Size: Min. 2

Best Season: Sept – Dec, March – May

Are you looking for a short and easy trek in Nepal?

We have designed Australian Base Camp trek for those who are seeking for a short and sweet trek in Nepal. Australian Base Camp Trek is one of the easiest treks in Nepal in the Annapurna Region. This trek can easily be done with you family, friends and even with small children and old parents.  Australian Base Camp Trek can be completed within two days from Pokhara with just few hours of walking. This trek gives you rewarding views of Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Dhaulagri Himalayan ranges with picturesque villages and lush green hills.  

The original name of Australian Camp is “Thulo Kharka” which means big pasture in Nepali. This place used to be seasonal herding place of buffalo and cow herders of the nearby villages. Australian Base Camp wasn’t much popular for trekkers before several years. The name Australian Base Camp came into existence after the people of Austria started camping at this place. The Austrian people loved the place and started coming more frequently and hence people started calling it Austrian camp and later pronounced it as Australian Base Camp.

Australian Base Camp trek offers you an exciting and easy trekking in the Annapurna region. In this trek you will experience the rich Gurung cultures and warm hospitality of Gurung people. Moreover, you will walk through dense jungles and along the hill sides. This trek offers you a short glimpse of what trekking in Nepal feels like. The trek can either be started from Kathmandu or Pokhara. If you are already in Pokhara we can offer you this package from Pokhara. If you are in Kathmandu then we will fly to Pokhara and start the trek.

The original Australian Base Camp trek starts from Pokhara.  From Pokhara you will drive to Kande. The drive takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes via Sarangkot/ Phedi . From Kande you will hike to Australian Base Camp which takes about 2 to 3 hours. The trek to Australian base cam offers spectacular views of mountain ranges which includes, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna South Hiuchuli, Annapurna II and IV and Lamjung Himal and many more. You will get to explore the life of the people living in countrysides of Nepal in this trek. This trek also takes you to one of the popular view point of Nepal Sarangkot. Sarangkot is one of the most popular sunrise view point. From Austrilian Base camp you will trek to Sarangkot and from here you will drive to Pokhara.  

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Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

Day 02: Fly to Pokhara. Drive to Kande. Trek to Australian Base Camp.

Day 03:  Trek to Sarangkot. Drive to Pokhara.

Day 04: Drive/Fly to Kathmandu.

Day 05: Final Departure. 

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at TIA airport, Kathmandu our representatives will welcome you and transfer you to the respective hotel. We will provide you traditional welcome dinner with cultural shows. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Fly to Pokhara. Drive to Kande. Trek to Australian Base Camp.

After having your breakfast you will drive to TIA for your flight to Pokhara. From Pokhara you will drive to Kande which takes about one and half hours. From Kande you will hike to Australian Base Camp which takes about 2 to 3 hours. The trek to Australian base cam offers spectacular views of mountain ranges which includes, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna South Hiuchuli, Annapurna II and IV and Lamjung Himal and many more. At the evening you will get to see mesmerizing sunset view from Australian Base Camp. Overnight at Australian Base Camp. 

Day 03:  Trek to Sarangkot. Drive to Pokhara. Pokhara Sightseeing.

You will have a beautiful morning today exploring the sunrise view over the Himalayas. After having breakfast you will trek to Sarangkot. The trek takes about 3 to 4 hours. From Sarangkot you can see a panoramic sweep of Himalayan peaks, from Dhaulagiri (8167m) in the west to the perfect pyramid of Machhapuchhare (6997m), the tent-like peak of Annapurna II (7937m) to Lamjung (6983m) in the east. This place is the most popular view point in Pokhara. From sarangkot you will drive to Pokhara and enjoy sightseeing around Pokhara city. You will explore famous places of Pokhara like Davis falls, Gupteshower Mahadev and enjoy boating at Phewa Lake. Overnight at Pokhara.

Day 04: Drive/Fly to Kathmandu.

Early morning after having breakfast you will drive or fly to Kathmandu. If you want to skip long drive you can fly to Kathmandu. The drive takes about 5-6 hours from Pokhara to Kathmandu depending upon road conditions. However, the long drive gives you rewarding views of the countryside villages, rivers and hills. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 05: Final Departure

Thank you for travelling with Actual Adventure. We hope you had an amazing trip with us and please feel free to give your suggestion and feedback rewarding our service before you leave. Our representatives will drop you at TIA few hours prior to your international flight. We hope to see you soon. 


Cost Include

  •  Airport pick & drop off service by Private Vehicle
  • Welcome or fare well dinner in typical Nepali restaurant with traditional musical show.
  • hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per Itineary
  • hotel accommodation in Pokhara
  • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing with English speaking license holder’s tour guide
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information/meeting in your Hotel or in 
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the tre, (Generally we will provide you 3 cop of tea )
  • Accommodation in lodges, guesthouses on twin sharing basis during the trek (We will try to provide you Attach bathroom room as well as available)
  • Trekking guides and porters (Porter can carry up to 20kg )
  • Guide airfare (if applicable)
  • Ground road transportation as per itinerary if applicable (Private Car , Bus ,Van extra)
  • Arrangements for food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
  • Travel insurance for Nepali staff. While trekking period
  • Actual Adventure's Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available)
  • National park & Conservation
  • Trekking information management system ( TIMS ), New Trekking permit to keep record of tourist, (This is for your safety)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits like (orange, apple, banana, mango and grape and other Nepali local fruits etc
  • All Paper work and Administration and registration charge.
  • All Government, Vat, Service charge, and taxes are included.

Cost Exclude

  •  Meals in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  •  Airfare domestic ( Kathmandu - Pokhara flights ) and international flights
  •  Nepal entry visa fee
  •  Airport tax required for the Domestic / International flights
  •  All alcoholic drinks, mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internet
  •  Personal trekking equipment, medical and travel insurance
  •  Entrance fees for sightseeing/Monument
  •  Any extra transportation except itinerary (we can arrange if request) 
  •  Any kind of personal expenses / Helicopter rescue due to cause of out of our control.
  •  Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the inclusive price 
  • Some extra assistance like (if you can not walk properly our guide will arrange you horse, to came back, if applicable this you have t o pay them directly
  • Tips to staff. After working everyone expect some Tips , we never tell you fixed amount ,because it is up to you and up to their service ,but generally tourist use to give10% of total cost.

  • Altitude Sickness: The main and common risk while trekking above about 2500m is Altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. The available amount of oxygen to sustain mental and physical alertness decreases with altitude. Available oxygen drops as the air density itself, the number of molecules (of both oxygen and nitrogen) per given volume, drops as altitude increases. So don’t ignore, if you have any symptoms then descending to a lower altitude is the only option.
  • Water: Have some means to purify water, iodine or a fine ceramic filter are the best options. The streams should be considered polluted and whilst bottled water is often available, the disposal of plastic bottles is a problem.

Electricity in Nepal

Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.

Nepal Climate information

Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.

Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:

January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual. 

April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.

June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds. 

October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.

Nepal Visas information

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Visa Facility         Duration       Fee

Multiple entry       15 days          US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry       30 days          US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry       90 days          US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Respect to Local Peoples

In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)” 

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