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Sarangkot Dhampus Hiking

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Sarangkot Dhampus Hiking is one of the most admired hiking routes in Nepal which passes all the way through countryside populated by a broad diversity of people and diverse geographical landscapes. Dhampus valley is situated at the range of 800 meter which is also a gateway to Annapurna Conservation Area. The hiking of Sarangkot Dhampus continues through magnificent rhododendron forests which are also home to many flora and faunas. Hiking of Dhampus Sarangkot offers you superb Himalayan panorama view consisting of the mighty peaks such as the Annapurna, Himalchhuli, Machhapuchhare, and Lamjung Himal.

The Pokhara Dhampus hiking trail begin with 30 minutes  drive to roadside shacks of Phedi from Pokhara city. The whole hiking area of Dhampus is inhabited by Brahmins, Chettri and Gurungs and trail passes experiencing their unique culture, traditions and customs. On the way we will have spectacular view of Annapurna Himalayan range. Sarangkot village is perched on the North West of Pokhara with enchanting views of Pokhara Valley and the Phewa Lake. We will witness the sunrise over the White Mountains of Whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges including fishtail from Sarangkot tower during our Pokhara Dhampus Sarangkot hike. Enjoy and explore the Wonderful city Pokhara during your Pokhara hike. You have very amazing short and easy hiking trail during your hike that is certainly going to leave a footstep in your heart.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome at Kathmandu Airport
Day 02: A full day recreational tour of Kathmandu
Day 03: Flight or Drive to Pokhara
Day 04: Pokhara to Phedi drive and trek to Dhampus (1600m)
Day 05:Dhampus to Sarangkot (1720m)
Day 06: Sarangkot to Pokhara
Day 07:Full day sight seeing of Pokhara City
Day 08: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 09: Final Departure

Day 1: Welcome at Kathmandu Airport
We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long fight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the trip. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.

Day 2: A full day recreational tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You will visit center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square takes you to the ancient Nepalese culture. On journey back to hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies and lifestyle.

Day 3: Flight or Drive to Pokhara
After having your breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport to take a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. Or if you wish you can take a Tourist bus to Pokhara about 6-7 hour drive exploring & enjoying with scenic beauty all the way around. In the evening, a boating trip on Phewa Lake will be followed where you can enjoy the spectacular views of Annapurna Himalaya Range reflected in all its glory in the calm green water of the lake.

Day 4: Pokhara to Phedi drive and trek to Dhampus (1600m)
Take a 30min drive to roadside shacks of Phedi. The start of the trail heads up the hill on a set of steps across the road. The main part of Dhampus valley is on the top of the ridge, more than 500m above. The area is inhabited by Brahmins, Chettri and few Gurungs. Crossing the dirt road a couple of times and stone staircases makes the trail more adventuring. The spectacular panoramic view of Annapurna Himalayan range makes your overnight camping much greater.

Day 5:Dhampus to Sarangkot (1720m)
Today we wake up very early in the morning for the stunning sunrise view over the mountains and the amazing Himalaya range. The trail descends down crossing the Dhampus River and again ascends gradually through the fields of Paddy and small forest to Naudanda Village. We have our lunch here in this village and work for 3 hrs through the Chettri and Brahmins Villages to Sarangkot. Sarangkot offers superb Himalayan panorama consisting of the mighty peaks such as the Annapurna, Himalchhuli, Machhapuchhare, and Lamjung Himal. Spend your night here.

Day 6: Sarangkot to Pokhara
We will wake you up in the early morning and hike to Sarangkot tower to witness the sunrise over the White Mountains of Whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges including fishtail. After having our breakfast back in the Hotel we commence our trek along the way down hill to Pokhara. During this hike we may see mountains view and local villages, local people and way of life style. The terrace of rice is wonderful. We will have our lunch after we reach the beautiful city Pokhara. Rest of the day we will just have a leisurely walk over the streets and spend the night in Hotel.

Day 7:Full day sight seeing of Pokhara City
Pokhara is another famous destination of Nepal; a dreamland to be called. Early in the morning we can take a taxi to the village of Sarangkot set high above Pokhara on a ledge. Here you will be able to view the beautiful sunrise as it spreads slowly across the spectacular snowcapped Himalaya mountain ranges. After lunch visit famous David's fall, the Tibetan refugees' camp, Mahendra cave and ancient museum. You can also visit very uniquely constructed World Peace Stupa. In the evening, a boating trip on Phewa Lake will be followed where you can enjoy the spectacular views of Annapurna Himalaya Range reflected in all it's glory in the calm green water of the lake and visit Bindavasini Temple lying in middle of the lake.

Day 8: Pokhara to Kathmandu, Take a 25 minutes flight or 6/7 hour Drive.
Take a flight or drive by tourist bus/Private car to Kathmandu. At the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show, taking some beautiful snaps and making up your mind for the returning journey. You can have a greetings exchanging among friends and buy some souvenirs.

Day 9: Final Departure
Today you may continue your next trip or any other programs or this can be also the last day of your hiking. We will drop you to the International Airport for your convenience.

What’s included in the Cost:

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on a twin sharing basis including breakfast.
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle.
  • Government license holder experienced, trekking/hiking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) with all his expenses.
  • Twin sharing tea house/lodges  Accommodation during the Hiking including breakfast.
  • Necessary Hiking permits if applicable.
  • Transportation from kathmandu Pokhara/Kathmandu by tourist bus ( private car and flights are available by adding cost)
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers.
  • Above the Himalaya Special Gifts (T shirt, Pashmina shawl, Trekking certificates and others)
  • Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes.

Extra Cost to Consider:

  • Lunch and dinner 
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • personal hiking gear, travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Tips & Gratitude.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Trip Facts

Duration: 9 Days

Grade: Easy

Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September - November are the best seasons.  Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done but visibility can be poor due to rain.

Transportation: Tourist Bus, Private Car/Van,Plane.

Activity: City tour, Walking

Hike Start/Finish: Pokhara/Pokhara

Accommodation: Hotel in City  & Tea Houses in trekking


Sarangkot Dhampus Hiking

Leader and Staffs:

Government certified hiking & trekking Guide


Twin sharing tea house/guest house accommodation

Daily Meals on the Hike:

Breakfasts is included  Lunch and dinners  you can buy in the guest house or along the trail