Dhampus-Australian Camp Family Lodge Trek, 8 Days
Itinerary in detail
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport and meet with our airport representative at the airport and transfer to Hotel by private car. Welcome drink and refreshment, relax. Stay Overnight in Hotel.
Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m/35min and transfer to Hotel.
Morning, our car will come to pick up you in your hotel in Kathmandu, transfer to domestic airport and flight to Pokhara and check in Hotel in Pokhara. Afternoon we will visit Barahi Temple with boating for an hour. We will stay in Hotel in Lake Side Area in Pokhara.
Day 3: Drive from Pokhara to Phedi and trek to Dhampus Village 1650m/3hours.
Morning wake up and have a breakfast. Then, we will take a car or van and drive to Phedi which takes about 45 minutes. We will start to steep climb up with stone staircases through the Rhododendron forest until reaching lower Dhampus which takes about 1 hour. Then, we will gently climb up again passing the terraced fields and small houses. We again keep climbing up through the rhododendron forest until reaching on the ridge which takes about 1 hour. We can see very spectacular Annapurna Range and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). Then, we trek on the plain or road trail until reaching our Hotel which takes about 30 minutes. We will have a lunch and whole afternoon free for resting and playing with children in the camping ground. We stay overnight in Hotel with very good view of majestic Himalayan ranges and valley view.
Day 4: Trek from Dhampus Village to Australian Camp 2165m/3 hours.
Morning wake up and have a breakfast with viewing panoramic mountains. After breakfast, we will start gently climb up through the rhododendron and oak forests until reaching Pothana which takes about 1 and half hour. We make a short rest and keep climbing up with stone staircases until reaching Australian Camp which takes about 1 hour. We will have a lunch and whole afternoon rest. We can play some sports like as badminton, volleyball and football with children in the big camping ground in front of our Hotel. We will enjoy with Sunset view over the Himalayas in the evening. We will stay overnight in Hotel.
Day 5: Rest and short Jungle Walking.
Today, we make a short Jungle Walking just above our hotel. The trail is good to walk through the Rhododendron, oak and fir forest about 1 and half hour and back to Hotel. Luckily, sometime we can see white face monkey and some wild animals as well as very beautiful birds. This is very spectacular when the Rhododendron is blooming in the March and April. We will have a lunch and afternoon free for playing with children in the ground. When we will hike small hills near the hotel, we can see very beautiful Phewa Lake and Pokhara Valley as far as from you. In the evening, we will have our dinner and we will make campfire and singing Nepali Folk songs and dancing with children. We will stay overnight in Hotel.
Day 6: Trek from Australian Camp to Kande 1770m/2 hours and drive to Nagdanda.
Morning wake up and enjoy with sunrise view over the majestic Himalayas, then have a breakfast. After breakfast, we will gently walk down in the plain trail for a while, and then we climb down in the rocky trail with many stone staircases viewing the village of Kande and high way until reaching Kande which takes about 1 and half hour. Our car is waiting to us and drive to Nagdanda which takes about 30 minutes and transfer to Himalayan Deurali Resort, this is a place to relax your mind and body, to get in touch with nature, experience Nepali Hospitality, and escape the hectic demands of the city life all in cofort of a superb resort from where you can enjoy the most breathtaking views of the mountain range from Dhaulagiri in the west to mighty Fishtail, whole Annapurna massif and Manaslu range in the east. This is the vantage point to rest after the trek with enjoying spectacular mountains views. Stay overnight at Resort.
Day 7: Morning after breakfast, drive from Resort to Pokhara airport by private car which takes around 40 minutes, and afternoon flight to Kathmandu with scenic views of Annapurna Massif, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang. Our car will come to pick up you and transfer to your hotel.
Day 8: Final Departure depending on your schedule transfer to International Airport.
Our Tour Package includes;
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* 4 nights accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at standard hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Nagdanda.
* Domestic flight tickets from KTM-PKR-KTM and airport tax.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot water during the trek.
* Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation,
salary, equipments & insurance.
* All transportation by private vehicle.
* Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.
* All necessary permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Tourist service charge,
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.
Our Tour Package doesn't include;
* Any meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist).
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM)
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...
Tour cost per Child person: 25 % Discount on adult cost
Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.
N.B: The package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, for more information please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd. The charges must be paid by clients themselves.
Grade: (Moderate) [ Explain ]
|Start date||End date||Availability|
|Trip is available|
|Easy trekking by Himalayan standards is generally up to 2000m. There are plenty of ups and downs on well-maintained trails. This type of trip is best suited for those who lead a reasonably active life. The trek takes about 3 to 7 days, walking about 4 to 5 hours a day.|
|This involves longer treks (five to ten days) on maintained trails. This type of trek includes day excursions to higher elevations, for which it's advisable to have some previous hill- walking experience. On these treks, we generally achieve an altitude between 900m to 3000m.|
(Moderate to strenuous)
|A reasonably demanding trek at an altitude up to 4000m with side trips to higher elevations. The trails are sometimes uncharted and away from inhabited areas.|
|These treks must be fully supported. We climb to altitudes between 3500 and 5000m. & there are overnight stays at altitudes above 4000m. For this trek, trekkers should be fit & enthusiastic hill walkers prepared to tackle difficult terrain in remote areas.|
|This trek is best described as Alpine, and suitable is suitable for those in excellent health, capable of carrying a backpack, when required. The trek covers very remote areas, traveling over snow-covered passes at an altitudes of up to 6500m. You will need to axes and crampons. No strenuous trek should be undertaken without medical clearance.|
|Standard||Ideal for backpackers, students, travellers, very basic accomodation 1 * or none*, group travel in bus.|
|3 Star||Nice ** to*** star hotel ideal for the normal traveller family, couples, hotels are clean and monitored by our company, breakfast usually included. Travels are in van or 4 seater jeep.|
|4-5 Star||**** to ***** star Hotels with all possible international comfort, where available SAT TV. SPA etc. brekfast included for the traveller who wants to be spoiled , travelling in privat car, Jeep.|
There will be a cancellation fee of 25% for any cancellation three weeks prior to Tour departure date, 50% two weeks prior to Tour departure date and no refund thereafter. No refund for no shows & delay arrivals whatsoever reason.