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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: Pokhara to Phedi drive and hike to Dhampus (1600m)
Day 02:Dhampus hike to  Sarangkot (1720m)
Day 03: Sarangkot hiking down to Pokhara

Day 1: Pokhara to Phedi drive and hike 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 2:Dhampus to hike 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 3: Sarangkot hiking down  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.

What’s included in the Cost:

  • 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 Pokhara to hiking point and back to Pokhara by private vehicle.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers.
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes.

Extra Cost to Consider:

  • Lunch and dinner 
  • Tips & Gratitude.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
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Trip Facts

Duration: 3 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.

Activity: Hiking, Walking

Hike Start/Finish: Pokhara/Pokhara

Accommodation: Local guest house during hiking.


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