Dhampus Sarangkot Trek

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Dhampus Sarangkot Trek

Dhampus Sarangkot is a short and easy trek around Pokhara that offers stunning Himalayan panoramas passing through pleasant villages of different ethnic groups. Sarangkot and Dhampus are most popular viewpoints in Pokhara. Pokhara valley is filled with lush vegetation, beautiful lakes, rivers and cultural heritages. Damai settlements are found in Sarangkot which is just above Pokhara city and can be seen from Lake side in Pokhara. Dhampus is a beautiful village of Gurung community which includes ethnic area like Ghandruk. Most of them are Gurkha armies and some practice agriculture. This trek is ideal for those who have no trekking experience, limited time and suitable for all age groups.

Dhampus Sarangkot Trek begins after you reach to Pokhara via fliht or bus drive form Kathmandu. From Pokhara we drive through rice paddies on the bank of Seti river to Phedi. The trek starts with straight uphill climp to Dhampus whose dominant residents are Gurungs. The trail passes through small lush forests,cultivated land, Brahman and Cheetri community. The view of Annapurna, Lamjung Himalayan range, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli and other mountains from Dhampus village looks awesome. The living style of Nepal country side and local culture of Gurung people will be unforgettable experience. Next day we trek further passing through small town, rice paddies, beautiful hills all the way up to the apex of the hill of Sarangkot. This viewpoint is one the Nepal’s best sunrise and sunset view with glorious views of Manaslu, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Ganesh Himal, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and many other peaks. We will also see stunning views of Pokhara Valley with Phewa lake. Then we trek back to Pokhara. Pokhara is the most famous tourist destination of the country. It’s major attractions are natural and cultural sites such as boat ride in Lakes- Phewa, Begnas,etc., Bindabasinin and Talbarahi temple, Buddhist monastery, Mahendra cave, Davis falls, paragliding from hills and many more. Finally we return back to Kathmandu via bus drive or flight.

Dhampus Sarangkot trek not only provides stunning views of Himalayas and taste of local ethnic culture but you also get to explore Pokhara valley and find out for yourselves why it is called tourist paradise of Neapl. Spring and Autumn are best seasons as you can have clear view of mountains.

Brief Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur city
Day 03: Drive or fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (200 Km) 6 hours.
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Phedi (950m) and hike to Dhampus(1650m) 5 hours
Day 05: Hike from Dhampus to Sarangkot(1720m) 5 hours
Day 06: Hike down to Pokhara(827m) 3 Hours
Day 07: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara(200km) 6 hours
Day 08: Transfer to the airport for the final departure

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and breakfast
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder Guide and Porter service
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival,late departure
  • Emergency expenses like rescues, emergency medical treatment.
  • Personal insurance charges
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 8 Days

Price : 475 USD

Difficulty Level : Moderate

Minimum Altitude : 1300m

Group Size : 2-15 people

Activities : Trekking, Hiking & Sightseeing

Transportation : Flight, Car & Jeep

Accommodation : 3-4 star hotel in kathmandu, Normal hotel in Trekking

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