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Astam Eco Village Trek

Hiking In Nepal, Short Treks In Nepal

Astam Eco Village Trek
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Trip Duration 3 Days
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Grade Easy
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Maximum Altitude 1900m
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Type of Trekking Tea house / Lodge
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Best Season Automn & Spring Season
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Group Size 1+


One of the best short getaway trips near Pokhara is the Astam Eco Village trek. At the height of 1600 meters, the village lies at the foot of Annapurna. The village is 20 kilometers northeast of Pokhara and very accessible. You can directly reach the Astam Eco Village from Pokhara in a day. Along with Astam, you can also trek to the Australian camp located nearby.

The Annapurna range’s sunset and sunrise are best available while you trek this region.
You can also see Machhapuchhre, Annapurna I, Annapurna IV, and Annapurna South from this village. These peaks bathe in the warm, captivating golden rays of sunrise.

The Astam Eco Village trip is a wonderful way to get away from the city’s crowds and bustle. If you’re unsatisfied with long days of hiking but want to view the Annapurna range, go to Astam Eco village.

Adventure Great Himalaya has a perfectly covered itinerary for a three-day trek of Astam Eco village and Australian camp.

These three-day-long trips will be a quick, accessible, and refreshing trip with beautiful vistas.

Highlights of the trek

  • A mesmerizing 360-degree panoramic view of Machhapuchre, the Annapurna Himalayan range, and the hilly landscape.
  • The shortest and easiest trekking gateway near Pokhara, Nepal
  • Discovering a typical Nepali village lifestyle with a sustainable lifestyle.
  • Observe how alternative use of resources and a sustainable lifestyle are achieved in farming.
  • Devour the organic lunch grown and cooked in the area.
  • Indulge in the village farming life and learn
  • Scenic vistas sunrise and sunset views with the Annapurna Range and Fishtail.

Views from the trek

You will see panoramic views of Machhapuchre and the Annapurna Himalayan range. The vistas will include picturesque views of a hilly landscape.

You will see typical Nepali cottages at Astam Eco Village.
Australian Camp will show you Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, also known as Fish Tail Peak, and Tanjung Himal

Astam Eco Village Trek Itinerary

Day 1

A drive from Pokhara to reach Astam

Astam’s altitude: 1522 meteors
Walking hours : 3 hours
Driving hours: 25 to 35 minutes
Distance traveled: 20 km
Overnight stay at Astam’s Annapurna Eco Valley resort.

A drive from Pokhara to Milan Chowk will start the journey. Then you make a gradual ascent through a forest of chestnuts as you move toward Astam. The valleys of Hemja and Mardi will be visible from there. You continue walking until you reach the village of Jijharka. There are nearby shops where you can get refreshments.

you walk for an additional hour to reach Astam from here. Astam provides a full 360-degree view of Pokhara, Hemja, and Mardi Valley. The Annapurna Range will provide a magnificent backdrop. The sunrise and sunset viewing locations are among the most breathtaking in the Himalayas. It also gives you a glimpse into the Adhikari people, who are Brahmins and have lived in these mid-hills for centuries. This day’s hike will be serene and welcoming.

Day 2

A trek from Astam to Australian Camp

Australian Camp’s altitude: 1900 meters
Walking hours: 5 hours
Distance traveled: 11km
Overnight stay at Australian Camp.

The day will begin with a short stroll to Dhampus. You will encounter small villages and terraced farms along the way. Different ethnic groups live in Dhampus. They consist of Dalits, Brahmins, Chhetris, and Gurungs. Dhampus village provides breathtaking mountain views of the Annapurna Range.

You can unwind with a cup of masala tea, practice meditation, and draw inspiration from the Himalayas. Dhampus is renowned for its breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. You can reach Dhampus by walking for about three hours.

You will hike for an additional 1.5 hours after reaching Dhampus. The journey will be a gradual ascent through luxuriant mid-Himalayan forests. You will spend the night at Australian Camp after arriving there. Offer from Australian Camp will be enchanting views of the Annapurna’s, Machhapuchhare, and the Lamjung Himal.

Day 3

Trek from Australian Camp to Pokhara

Pokhara’s altitude: 827 meters
Walking hours: 4 to 5 hours
Driving hours: 1 hour
Distance traveled: 25 km

The final day will begin with a long descent toward Khare. The trip’s final part of hiking will be this. You’ll board a local bus in Khare and travel to Naudanda. From this point on, you will gradually ascend through the village of Kaskikot to reach Sarankot.

You’ll pass along panoramic views of the Himalayas, terraced farms, small towns, and other sights. The Peace Pagoda, Phewa lake, and the Pokhara valley are also visible. Among the most popular places to watch the sun set and rise is Sarankot. You will remain in Sarankot until dusk before making the 30-minute drive back to Pokhara.

Cost Include / Exclude

Service included

  • Trekking Permit: Necessary All Trekking Permit and company paperwork.
  • Transportation
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly, and  English speaking trekking guide, his meals, accommodation and well paid salary
  • Meals:- 3 Meals a day during the trekking ( Breakfast, Lunch, dinner)  Including Tea / coffee
  • All Lodge Accommodation During the trek : 11 Night Twin Sharing Lodge to lodge Accommodation
  • All Government Taxes and Service charge.

Service excluded

  • Travel insurance and emergency rescue evacuation.
  • All Bar bils, Hot and Bottle of Drinks,
  • Electronic device re-charge such as Mobile, Camera etc.
  • Tips
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