Australian camp at the height of 2000 meters or 6560 feet is famous as a view point for the panoramic view of the mountains like Annapurna south, Hiuchuli, Tarke glacier dome, Annapurna IV, Annapurna II, Lamjung himal, Manaslu, Nagdi Himal, Mt. Buddha from the Australian camp is magnificent. Australian camp is replacement of sunrise view of Ponhill station in Ghorepani village.
Australian camp is one of the many exits for Annapurna base camp trekking.
How to get to Australian camp?
Once you climb up from kande, you will meet a settlement with four teahouses which used be famous as Bhedi kharka among the locals. This village is Australian camp.
You can also trek uphill from Phedi for 5 hours to get to Kande. Phedi entrance to get to Australian camp is trekking along the mountain village, paddy field. The beautiful landscape is stunning. But the trekking trail from Phedi to Australian camp is a straight uphill walk and hike is mostly on the stone stairs.
Why Australian camp is called Australian camp?
In the past, one Australian student group hiked from Pokhara to Australian camp. They stayed in a tented camp and Bhedi kharaka turned as Australian camp, since then.
As Australian camp tracks you to the outer hilltop than poonhill station, other ridges like; ridge on the way to Mardi Himal base camp trek and green hill ridge towards Annapurna base camp looks awesome from Australian camp. Australian camp view is wide and amazing, even though being near town city pokhara.
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Australian camp worth hiking for a couple of hours from Phedi or Kande to get to the stunning view point to see entire Annapurna Himalaya range and a part of Manaslu Himalaya range. Australian camp has really wide mountain scenery and green valley view, the beauty cannot be explained in this blog. As Australian camp is less than 2 hours’ drive away before hiking towards the destination, go witness the beauty yourself.
As Australian camp is access point of numerous trekking trails like; Annapurna base camp trek, Annapurna circuit trek, Ghorepani poonhill trek trek, poonhill trek, Ghandruk trekking and mardi himal trek, Mohare danda trek, Dhampus hill hiking etc.. This would be a good start or end for all of the trekking trails of Annapurna Himalaya.
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