An enjoyable pleasant walk on the gradual path with short uphill and downhill into the forest with stunning views of Annapurna Himalaya, all the way to Sarangkot.
All along the walk, enjoy the spectacular panorama of snow peaks of Annapurna and Manaslu with majestic Machhapuchare Himal the Fish-Tail peak. Besides, scenic views of landscapes and high peaks the local culture of Gurung villagers is equally interesting throughout the hiking.
Both areas of Dhampus and Sarangkot are very popular for a short hike or for long trekking of a week around high ridges of Annapurna Himalaya. Beyond Dhampus and Sarangkot, due to its easy accessibility and short route from Pokhara city.
Certainly where all types of people and age groups can join on these marvelous walks, as this hike does not involve high altitudes. Where trail leads on pleasant exciting country trail facing short climb and much downhill all the way on this scenic hike.
About 2 nights and 3 days walk, where the drive from Pokhara takes you Dhampus Phedi and the climb for few hours to Dhampus village, and then following a ridge with a short climb to Australian Camp, which takes 3-4 hours with a short drive to Phedi. After Dhampus an easy uphill walks into a lovely forest with views of Annapurna Himalaya all the way to Australian Camp.
A perfect country walk for a few days, a pleasant scenic hike with the climb, in the beginning, the rest of the walk after Australian Camp is more downhill. Short gradual climb on route to Sarankot. It is worth hiking for closer views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu Himalaya range, and to witness hill villages and immense traditional farm life and culture.
All around the year except the monsoon wet season from mid-June to August, the rest of the seasons is fine with clear weather for an excellent view of mountains and pleasant walks.
Australian Camp the original and local name is Thulo Kharka, a cattle grazing pasture field. In the early days around the 1980s, a large group of mountaineering expeditions for Annapurna happen to camp on this spot. Hence the name was tagged as Australian Camp. Sarangkot is famous for stunning sunrise views over the array of Himalayan peaks, as well famous for adventure sports like Paragliding and Zip Flyer, where a walk leads downhill to Phewa lake to end the trek.