Ghandruk Australian Base Camp Trek is one of the famous and comparatively easy treks of Nepal. The picturesque village of Ghandruk is inhabited by the Gurung community and has its own unique culture and tradition. Ghandruk is also home to brave Gurkha soldiers.
A walk through the beautiful farms followed by a jungle walk will lead you to Australian Base Camp. Enjoy the stunning views of snow-capped mountains including Annapurna South, Fishtail, Annapurna II and IV, Lamjung Himal and others from Australian Base Camp.
You will also be hiking through dense forest lined with rhododendron trees.
Ghandruk Australian Base Camp Trek Route
Ghandruk Australian Base Camp Trek commences and finishes in Kathmandu. After a drive from Kathmandu, you will reach Pokhara.
On the next day, you will be driving to Kimche, the trailhead of your trek. The trail of Kimche to Ghandruk features wonderful mountain views. Moreover, your Ghandruk trekking route is filled with rhododendron trees and during spring colorful rhododendron blooms enhance the beauty of the trail.
The unique Gurung culture adds value to your Ghandruk trekking in the foothills of Annapurna. Your Ghandruk trek from Kathmandu gets more interesting with Australian Base Camp Trek via Landruk.
Savor the stunning mountain views from Australian Base Camp. A hike to Kande marks the ends of your trek.
Further, you will be driving back to Pokhara and on the following day, you will drive back to Kathmandu.
A trek from Kathmandu to Ghandruk is a cultural immersion while a trek to Australian Base Camp rewards you with astounding views of the Annapurna range.
Ghandruk Australian Base Camp Trek Difficulty
6 days Ghandruk Australian Base Camp Trek is an easy and short trek. You will begin your trek from Kimche located at 1,610 meters and will be attaining a maximum height of 2,100m at Australian Camp.
Your maximum and minimum walking duration in a day is roughly 5 hours and 1 hour respectively. On average you will be trekking for 3 hours.
Ghandruk Australian Base Camp Trek is highly suggested for novice trekkers and also perfect as a family trek.
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