Australian Camp is not-so-often heard destination to tourists travelling Pokhara and other trekking destinations connecting Pokhara. If you are a frequent Pokhara guy and have lost the charm for cities of Pokhara, we recommend you a days’ hike to Australian Camp and Pothana.
Australian Camp can be reached from Dhampus, which is though a renowned name as sang in several folklore across Nepal.
Those who don’t have enough time to reach Ghandruk or Poon hill or even Panchase, can find Australian Camp and Pothana trek to be worth it.
A huge numbers of home stays will be welcoming you at Australian Camp and Pothana. A local association of home stay owners over the place has fixed home stay rates, so you can stay assured about getting for what you pay for.
Mount Dhawalagiri, Annapurna, Machchhapuchchhre, Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal, Pokhara Valley and Phewa lake are visible from Australian Camp. If lucky enough, a night view of Pokhara valley will be breath taking. Stargazers, you will love Australian Camp. Australian Camp has low level of light pollution. We have been told that viewing and photographing the milky way is bliss from here.
Australian Camp is a gateway to Mardi Himal Base Camp. You can take a hike of half an hour towards north to reach Pothana. Pothana is a small village, with welcoming people. You can have chilled beer, tea or coffee depending upon your choice. A beautiful and closer view of Mount Dhawalagiri, Annapurna and Machchhapuchchhre can be viewed if the weather favors. So, you won’t regret taking a half an hour hike to Pothana.