• Duration7 Days
  • Diffculty-LevelEasy
  • Max. Altitude1650
  • Best SeasonAround the Year

Overview

Dhampus Sarangkot trek is one of the most popular and short treks in the foothills of the Annapurna Himalayas range. The entire trek offers a glimpse of heritage tour in Kathmandu city, exclusive sightseeing in the most popular tourist city Pokhara along with the quick trek that offers astonishing views of Annapurna Himalayas range, unique culture, and settlements of ethnic groups. The mighty Himalayas like Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Machapuchhre, Lamjung Himal, and many more snowy peaks can be easily experienced from this trip. The inhabitant of the Gurung community in Dhampus is the gateway of popular treks like Annapurna Base Camp and Mardi Himal trek. This short trek also offers a stunning sunrise view from Sarangkot's viewpoint. 

The short Dhampus Sarangkot trek began from Pokhara city, which is like 6hr drive/30min flight from Kathmandu city. Then you will drive to Phedi and you’ll start your trek towards Dhampus village. The trail passes through the diverse landscapes, terraced fields, and amazing mountain views. The next day, you will hike to Australian Base Camp which offers amazing views of mountains, magnificent views of Pokhara city, and Phewa lake. Furthermore, you will hike downhill to Kande village crossing the lush green forest of Rhododendron flower, village settlements, and stunning landscapes before reaching the Sarangkot viewpoint. You’ll be staying a night in Sarangkot before coming back to Pokhara. You will witness the glorious sunrise over the Annapurna Himalayas range, Dhaulagiri, and nearby hills. Furthermore, you will be driven back to Pokhara for boating, city tour, and other activities.

Highlights of Dhampus Sarangkot Trek

  • A glimpse of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu including the city which includes Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, and Boudhanath Stupa. 
  • Short hike to the Dhampus, a traditional Gurung village. 
  •  Stunning views of Annapurna Himalayas range, lakes, temples, stupas and experience the most demanded adventure sports in Pokhara city. 
  • Glorious sunrise view from the Sarangkot. 
  • Explore the most vibrant and popular tourist city, Pokhara. 
  • Experience the Nepali cuisine, food, cultural performance before leaving. 

Nepal is a paradise destination for a variety of tour and trekking activities. The Nepal tour is one of the most popular that reflects Nepal’s natural beauties, rich culture, traditions, rich biodiversity, and wide range of adventure within a small boundary. We offer hundreds of trekking and tour packages in Nepal. Likewise, you can customize your itinerary with us as per your requirements. For more information regarding the different packages in Nepal, feel free to contact us anytime.

Itinerary & Map

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  • Accommodation:Three Star Standard Hotel
  • Meals:Welcome Dinner
  • Altitude:1,350 m

You will land at the Tribhuvan International Airport, where one of our representatives will welcome you. He will take you to the hotel and help you settle in. There's nothing much planned for the day, so take your time and relax. Spend the evening exploring the streets of Thamel. Later, join a welcome dinner organized by the company and meet with other team members. 

  • Accommodation:Three Star Standard Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Altitude:1,350 m

After having breakfast, you will meet with the tour guide today. He will quickly brief you about the places and the activities the tour involves. The guided tour begins from Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple. Located at a hilltop, this monument offers a beautiful view of Kathmandu. From here, you will drive to the holy Pashupatinath Temple, a huge Hindu temple. At the back of the temple is the sacred Bagmati river. Locals here also do cremation rituals. 

Further, the tour leads to the largest stupa in Nepal, Boudhnath Stupa. The vibe around this monument is divine and soothing. And the last monument you will visit today is Kathmandu Durbar Square, an old royal residence. The durbar square is a famous spot among locals and tourists. You will explore palaces, courtyards, museums, shrines, and temples.

  • Accommodation:Standard Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:1,650 m

Kathmandu Pokhara drive is long. You will be following a well-made road that goes along the rushing Trishuli river, offering stunning views of rolling lush green hills and cascading waterfalls. On a clear day, you may also get to see a glimpse of snow-capped mountains at a far distance. Upon reaching Pokhara, the City of Lakes. Furthermore, we'll take the jeep to go to Dhampus village. 

  • Accommodation:Standard Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:1,600 m

After breakfast in Dhampus, you will hike to Australian Base Camp for the mountain views and continue trekking towards the Kande village. The trail from here includes the downhill stone steps, terraced fields, and lush green Rhodendron forest. From Kande, we'll take the taxi to Sarangkot for the night's stay.

  • Accommodation:Three Star Standard Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Altitude:830 m

Early morning, you'll go for the Sarangkot viewpoint for the glorious sunrise view on Annapurna Himalayas and the mountains in its surroundings. After breakfast, you'll drive back to Pokhara for the excursion. Drive to Pumdikot to catch the gorgeous sunrise and visit tourist sites like Davis Falls, Bat Cave, Gupteshwor Cave, etc. Pokhara is the city of outdoor adventure. You can do paragliding, bungee jumping, cycling, ultra-light flight rides, and many others. If you want to do any of these adventurous activities, do let us know. We will arrange it for you. 

  • Accommodation:Three Star Standard Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Altitude:1,350 m

After breakfast, you can choose to drive or fly to Kathmandu. Both ways offer excellent landscape. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will drop you at the hotel. Take your time to rest and unpack from the trip. Later, visit the local market and explore more. Window shopping is very famous. In the late evening, meet with the team members for the last time over a farewell dinner.

  • Meals:Breakfast

Today, you will leave for your home. Our airport representative will drop you at the airport with our last good wishes.

Cost Details

Includes
  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Dhampus, and Sarangkot with breakfast as per the itinerary. 
  • City sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara by private vehicle. 
  • Full Board meal during the trek (i.e. Dhampus & Sarngkot).
  • An experienced, friendly, well English speaking professional tour guide in both Kathmandu and Pokhara. 
  • Salary, Food, Accommodations, Transportation, and Insurance for your tour guide. 
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner.
  • All the ground transportation.
  • Mystic Adventure Holidays T-shirt.
  • All government taxes and service charges.
Excludes
  • Nepalese entry visa fee. Details of visa charge here 
  • International Flights Ticket
  • Entrance Fee
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure
  • Lunch and Dinner.
  • Travel and rescue insurance. 
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge,  bottle or boiled water, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), and driver(s)
  • All the expenses i.e. not mentioned in includes section

Additional Info

Kathmandu

The Dhampus Sarangkot Trek begins in Kathmandu. During this short trek, you will visit different UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The tour involves guided sightseeing of Swayambhunath (the Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. You will explore the bustling streets of Thamel and the local market before leaving Pokhara city.

Pokhara City

The short Dhampus Sarangkot trek continues to Pokhara, the City of Lakes. Here, you will spend three nights and explore tourist places like Sarangkot, Davis Falls, Bat Cave, Gupteshwor Cave, Phewa Lake, etc. From Sarangkot, you will get to see stunning views of mountains like Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Lamjung Himal, and many others. Moreover, you will go on a day hike to Dhampus. The trail ascends through a forested path and lets you enjoy mountain views and remote villages along the way.

Trek to Dhampus & Sarangkot 

The best part of this quick tour is a short trek to these two beautiful places which offers stunning mountain views, beautiful landscapes, and traditional Gurung community villages and culture. This short trek passes through the lush green forest of Rhododendron flowers, villages, rice terrace fields, and amazing landscapes of Pokhara city. Sunset from Sarangkot would be the best part of this trek.

Best time to do the Short Dhampus Sarangkot Trek 

You can go on Kathmandu, Pokhara, Dhampus, and Sarangkot trek throughout the year. Monsoon and winter may block the views. Spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November) are the perfect seasons to go on this tour. As a part of the tour, it also leads to the Terai region in Nepal, which is way hot & humid. Therefore, spring/autumn makes the tour pleasant. Since this trek is short and will be moving around the low altitude, you can plan for any time during the year. 

Difficulty Level

The Short Dhampus Sarangkot trek does not involve any difficulty walking. You will be driving from one place to another most of the time. You do have to walk a lot while exploring the monuments. Likewise, the hike to Dhampus can get a little tiring because you will walk on a sloppy path, but it's doable. There is no need for any previous hiking experience. Anyone can do a Dhampus hike.

Accommodation and Food

During the Short Dhampus Sarangkot trek, you will stay overnight in three-star hotels or nice tourist standard hotels. The hotels are equipped with all modern amenities and a good WiFi connection. The Kathmandu Pokhara Tour package involves twin-sharing rooms, but if you want a single, then we can arrange that for you. The washroom will be clean and attached to the room. For the Dhampus and Sarangkot, the facilities will be a little less than Pokhara and Kathmandu. 

For meals, you will get breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can find cuisine from all around the world in all the cities. We do recommend you to taste Nepali dishes too and enjoy authentic Nepali food as much as you can. 

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