Dhampus Sarangkot Trek

Package Details
  • Total Duration : 08 days
  • Trek Duration: 03 days
  • Trek Grade: Moderate
  • Max Elevation: 1650m at Dhampus
  • Mode of Trek: Teahouse
  • Trek Starts: Phedi
  • Trek Ends: Lakeside (Pokhara)

“Around Pokhara Valley rim in the shade of high snow capped mountain range”

This is one of the shortest, yet most classic treks in Nepal. It passes through country inhabited by a wide diversity of people. It offers spectacular mountain scenery and takes you north of Annapurna & Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) ranges. This region is heavily settled and farmed. Sarangkot is an ideal vantage point to view both a sunrise & sunset within the majestic Himalayan range. You will have views of mountains from Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu including the magnificent Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail). Sarangkot village is perched on the North West of Pokhara with enchanting views of Pokhara Valley and the Phewa Lake. This is not only a remarkable trek, but one of the most popular treks in Nepal. It passes through beautiful countryside inhabited by highly diversified communities of people. This region is heavily settled by the mid hills tribe “Gurungs.” Gurungs are the famous Gurkha soldiers in the British, Indian, and Nepalese Army, yet back home in the high hills, they are Shepherds and farmers.

This trek offers excellent scenery encompassing the Himalayan Range to give an encompassing taste to the trekking in Nepal, in a short amount of time.

Departure Dates – 2014

Every Fridays
January to May
August to December

Price

Budget accommodation in cities 2-6 pax 7-16 pax
Teahouse lodge basis _ _
Single supplement _ _
Standard accommodation in cities 2-6 pax 7-16 pax
Teahouse lodge basis _ _
Single supplement _ _
Deluxe accommodation in cities 2-6 pax 7-16 pax
Teahouse lodge basis _ _
Single supplement _ _

Outline itinerary

Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02 Full day guided sightseeing tour in the Kathmandu valley
Day 03 Drive to Pokhara (820m)
Day 04 Drive to Phedi (1130m) and trek to Dhampus (1650m)
Day 05 Trek to Sarangkot (1590m)
Day 06 Trek to Lakeside (Pokhara)
Day 07 Drive to Kathmandu
Day 08 Final Departure

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1300m) and transfer to hotel

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by our staff, who will escort you to the hotel, where our Sherpa guide or the office staff will give you a brief orientation about the hotel, Kathmandu itself, trekking, and the do's and don’ts of the area. They will also review any additional information that you might require while in Nepal, including an overview of the next day's sightseeing tour. In the evening, you will enjoy a complimentary welcome dinner at one of the finest traditional Nepalese restaurants in Kathmandu, with the necessary transfer to and from the hotel by taxi, bus. Overnight in Hotel

Day 02: Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu valley

After your breakfast, you will precede to Kathmandu Durbar Square, where you will tour the ancient palace, the temple of the Kumari, the living goddess of Nepal, Hanuman Dhoka, and Kasthamandav Temple with a guide knowledgeable about Nepalese history, architecture, and religion. From there, you will proceed by taxi, bus to the Buddhist site, Swoyambhunath Stupa, also known as the "Monkey Temple" because of its lively troops of resident monkeys. You will then visit Pashupatinath Temple, the holiest shrine for Hindus, situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati River, a popular cremation site. Before returning to the hotel, you will visit Boudhnath Stupa, a Buddhist pilgrimage center and home to many colorful gompas, or monasteries. Once back at the hotel, you will receive a briefing about the trek and have a chance to meet your guides and ask any last minute questions before tomorrow morning's departure. Overnight in Hotel

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (850m) 06 Hrs

After an early breakfast, we will travel by tourist bus towards the scenic Pokhara highway. This is an interesting drive through the foothills of the Himalayas, made more comfortable in recent years by road repair. The drive continues with several stops on route before Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara, we will transfer to the hotel with enough time in the afternoon for a stroll around beautiful Phewa Lake. Overnight in Hotel

Day 04: Drive to Phedi (1130m) 20 min and trek to Dhampus (1650m) 04 Hrs

This morning, after breakfast, you will take a short drive to a suburb of Pokhara known as Phedi. From here the walk begins with a short steep climb, and continues passing through farm terraces and villages, the trail ascends to a forested path paved with stones. It continues its ascent past few teahouses en-route to Dhampus with terraced scenery, in traditional Gurung villages, and finally reaching Dhampus. Dhampus offers grand panorama of all the Annapurna and Manaslu range, as far as Mt. Dhaulagiri to the west including the majestic towering Mt. Machhapuchhre or Fish Tail. Overnight at Tea house

Day 05: Trek to Sarangkot (1590m) 06 Hrs

You will wake up early in order to view a sunrise over the Annapurna range. After a mountain breakfast, the trek continues with a descent and crossing a cool fresh stream. You will then arrive into Naudanda, another village that is a great spot for a view of the Annapurna range. Naudanda is in the midst of the Pokhara / Baglung Highway. After lunch at Naudanda, we will continue our trek to Sarangkot for another two hours walk on a good, gradual winding trail that passes through several farm villages in this warm area. Upon reaching Sarangkot, we will be at the highest point situated at the edge of Pokhara Valley offering majestic views of a snow capped mountain range, all of Pokhara a Valley and the Phewa Lake down below. The place itself is also famous for brilliant sunrises. Overnight at Tea house

Day 06: Trek to Lakeside (Pokhara) 02 Hrs

Early morning wakeup call in order to take in the fabulous view of the sunrise over the massive Himalayan scenery. This is one of the best view points for Annapurna Range and Mt. Fishtail. After a breathtaking moment, you will head back to the Lodge for breakfast. From Sarangkot two hours of downhill trekking leads you towards the Lake Phewa and to the Hotel. Overnight at Hotel

Day 07: Drive Back to Kathmandu

After a wonderful time in the mountains, Pokhara is certainly great spot to relax after the trek and swap stories with fellow trekkers. After breakfast, we will board the bus for about 06 hour’s scenic journey back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Hotel

Day 08: Final Departure

Keep the departure time of international flight in mind, and make sure to keep your confirmed air ticket and passport handy! Our staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from beautiful Nepal.
  • The Company is not liable for any refunds after the departure date of the scheduled itinerary.
  • Cancellation should be made 48 hours before departure and a 40% cancellation charge is approved besides tax, transportation and permit. See specific information below.
  • No refund will be given if the program ends before the provided itinerary date.
  • The Company is not to be held responsible for your early termination of a trek should our experienced leader feels it is unsafe for you to continue due to fitness and/or health issues
  • The Company is not liable for an unconvinced or rescheduling due to natural, political or bureaucratic circumstances
  • The Company is not responsible for delays caused by local weather conditions resulting in international flights being missed
  • The Company is not responsible for the financial implications of rescue. Please ensure you have the appropriate insurance to cover these situations before you arrive in Nepal
  • Our staffs are very experienced in leading treks at all altitudes. It is their responsibility to ensure your safety, their conclusions regard safety are final and should you not follow their advice the Company cannot be held responsible for the outcome.
If you wish to cancel your trip for any reason the following scale of charges will apply:

Date of Cancellation Charge Incurred

2 months before departure Loss of deposit (40% of Total Trip Cost TTC)
29 days to 2 months before departure 50% of TTC
10 to 28 days before departure 70% of TTC
Less than 10 days before departure 100% of TTC