Hiking across the villages around Pokhara is a beautiful experience as it helps you know to a . The one through the village around Kande to Thulo Kharka (Australian camp) and then down to Dhampus offers some wonderful opportunities of knowing about village life and cultural aspects of the villagers while enjoying the mesmerizing mountain sceneries. This Australian camp Dhampus village day hike is a perfect fit for somebody with limited time but enjoy the local culture of Nepal village and enjoy the magnificent mountain scenery.
This hike is of approx 5 hours that starts from Kande goes through amazingly picturesque Thulo Kharka and Dhampus villages before ending at Phedi.
Pokhara – Kande (approx 1 hour drive)
Kande – Australian Camp
Australian camp – Dhampus
Dhampus – Phedi
Phedi – Pokhara (about 30 mins drive)
After breakfast, the trip starts with a drive to Kande. It’s about an hour drive through town and beautiful village settlement. And along the way you will be admiring the marvelous views. The hike starts from Kande that initially goes through a nice village. You can observe the village life and their activities. The trail ascends uphill and through beautiful forest until it reaches Australian camp. Locally called Thulo Kharka, this place offers a breathtaking mountain view of Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Fishtail, Annapurna III, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Lamjung Himal and more. After a short exploration continue hiking down to Dhampus village. Along the trail through the jungle, you will enjoy the stunning views of mountain, lake and valleys. After about half an hour walk you will reach one of the beautiful villages around called Dhampus which is beautifully faced towards mountain. Here you will enjoy seeing the local culture and lifestyle. After lunch further descend through forest and village will take you to Phedi where your vehicle will be waiting. Drive back to Pokhara. End of the day.