Regd. No: 191703/74/075, Vat No: 606682361
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  • Destination
  • Region
  • Trip Grade
    Easy Hiking
    Min 01 Pax
    All Round Year
  • Start/End Point
    Pokhara to Pokhara

Trip Overview

“A pleasant scenic short trek within the shade of mighty Annapurna Himalaya”

Dhampus and Sarangkot Trek, one of the scenic and best short treks beyond the outskirt of beautiful Pokhara valley and the city. 3 Days Annapurna Short Trek is a wonderful country walk that allows you to feel and breathe the fresh cool mountain air, and in the harmony of the impressive local culture of the Gurung people, the native tribe of Annapurna Himalaya and Lamjung Himal range.

Dhampus and Sarangkot Trek is acceptable for all age-group as well for family, school, and college students, as this trek leads to short and pleasant walks for a few days with ever-present views of towering Annapurna Himalaya and majestic Machhapuchare Himal, the famous Fish-Tail peak. Dhampus Trek is an exciting short journey that will be a delightful change after spending time in the cities, where one can enjoy lovely walks in the shade of cool forest lined with rhododendron, pine, and oak trees.

With a great opportunity to observe rural farm life and the exciting traditions of the local Gurung villagers. Views are spectacular during the trek, especially from Dhampus village and at Sarankot scenic view-point hill, overlooking a range of Mid-Western Himalaya range from Annapurna I (8, 091 m / 26,545 feet) Annapurna South (7,219 m-23, 693 feet), Gangapurna (7,455 m-24, 457 feet) and Annapurna III (7,555 m-24, 787 feet), includes Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish-tail) at 6,790 m extends towards world’s 7th high Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 m with 08th Mt. Manaslu at 8,163 m with an array of peaks in the far horizon.

Short Treks Around the Pokhara

Besides the superb panorama of the Himalaya mountain range, sunrise and sunset are equally captivating from Dhampus and Sarankot hilltop, during walk facing up and downhill with some gradual section as views of beautiful scenery remain throughout the trek. Dhampus and Sarangkot Trek begins after spending overnight at Pokhara by the serene Phewa Lakeside, a short drive takes you to the bottom of Dhampus hill at Phedi (means base or bottom of a hill).

Starting the first walk with the climb to reach at scenic Dhampus village, located on a high ridge in the backdrop of a series of Annapurna, Manaslu, and Lamjung Peaks with stunning looking Machhapuchare Himal. Spending overnight in the comfort of a nice village lodge with rooms facing views of wonderful scenery, where the walk continues with ups and downs but more on a gentle gradual wide trail to reach at Sarangkot Hilltop. Most people begin the Mardi Himal Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Dhampu and Sarangkot.

A popular view spot for sunrise over a chain of Himalayan peaks, as well famous for Para-Gliding and Zip-Flyer another exciting adventure sport where one can join in, last overnight on the hills of Pokhara valley at Sarankot. Next, early morning catch the first ray of sunrise over the Himalayan mountain range, having a hearty breakfast descend towards Lake Phewa shore then back to your hotel, after a glorious time on Dhampus and Sarangkot Trek. The Sarangkot viewpoint is the most popular viewpoint where many people hike to Sarangkot for breathtaking views of mountains, lakes, and around the Pokhara valley.

The Highlights of  Dhamous Trek:

  • Daily constant views of snow-capped peaks with beautiful landscape scenery.
  • Trek on scenic green mid-hills of the massive Annapurna Himalaya mountain range.
  • A short trekking witness lovely local culture of Gurung with heritage farm life.
  • Stunning sunrise over a chain of peaks Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu range.

Trip Profile:

Mode of Accommodation:                      Hotel in Pokhara with a local lodge on treks.

Grade of Trekking:                                     Moderate with Ups and Downhill walks.

Highest altitude gain:                                1,520 m / 5, 020 feet high at Dhampus.

Walking Duration:                                     Minimum 3 hours to a maximum of 6 hours.

Trekking Duration:                                    02 Nights and 03 Days with drive and walks.

Details Itinerary

OutlineCustomize Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara 860 m to Dhampus Phedi and trek to Dhampus village at 1,520 m high (45 mins drive and 3 hours walks.

 Day 02: Morning enjoy views and trek to Sarankot 1,460 m – 05 to 06 hours.

Day 03: Catch the sunrise over the mountain range and walk to Pokhara – 02 hrs.

Detail Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara 860 m to Dhampus Phedi and trek to Dhampus village at 1,520 m high (45 mins drive and 3 hours walks.

The morning starts after getting organized for a few days trek, having breakfast where a short drive of about half an hour reaches you at the base of Dhampus Hill known as Phedi. Start climb on stone steps for some time to reach the level ground with a nice farm village and terrace field. Views of the valley down below as the walk continues for short while with last final climb of the day to reach the high ridge at Dhampus village for an overnight halt in the comfort of the nice homely lodge.

Day 02: Morning enjoy views and trek to Sarankot 1,460 m – 05 to 06 hours.

At Dhampus village morning enjoy views of Annapurna and Manaslu range of peaks with striking sunrise over the mountains, including towering and majestic looking Machhapuchare Himal popularly known as Fish Tail due to twin shaped summit. Enjoy breakfast with wonderful views of the Himalayan range of peaks, and begin second-day walk heading on top Dhampus ridge, then descend to a river gorge for a while within nice farm village.

From the gorge a steep climb of less than hour to reach at Naudanda and the village, situated on Pokhara to Beni highway. From here head east towards Sarankot on the nice pleasant trail, where the walk takes you through the large village of KaskiKot to reach at Sarankot for last overnight on the hills of Pokhara valley.

Day 03: Catch the sunrise over the mountain range and walk to Pokhara – 02 hrs.

Sarankot a popular and famous viewpoint hill, attracts hundreds of visitors for glorious sunrise views and panorama of Annapurna and Manaslu range. Where Paragliding and Zip-Flyer a popular adventure sport starts from Sarankot hilltop. After enjoying fabulous views of Himalayan peaks and sunrise having breakfast head downhill towards Phewa Lakeshore, a short walk from here takes you back to your hotel, after completing wonderful Dhampus and Sarankot Trek.

Cost Details

  • Airport Pick up drop (Airport /Hotel/Airport) by private car.
  • Two night’s standard selected Hotel in Katmandu with Breakfast
  • Two night’s standard hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast
  • Meals During Trek: Your stander meals in the mountain (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • Trekking permit: ‘Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS)  and ACAP Permit.
  • All necessary paper works.
  • The domestic airport picks up and drops by car.
  • Pokhara to Nayapul and Nayapul to Pokhara by private vehicle.
  • Domestic Flight Ticket From Kathmandu to Pokhara / Pokhara to Kathmandu, including airport Tax.
  • Accommodation In Trekking: All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • During the trek necessary toilet paper
  • Fresh fruit during the trek
  • NHL’S Dawn jacket and sleeping bag
  • NHT’s gifts, as like a pashmina and T-shirt
  • An experienced, expert, helpful and friendly Guide. Porters: Experience Trekking Porters(1 porter for 2 clients). And Their well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter
  • Adventure Certificate: NHT provides Adventure Certificate.
  • The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical kit bag.
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.
  • One farewell dinner.

Cost does not include on:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Katmandu).
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the expenses in mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay or canceled flight)
  • Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, a bottle of water, hot water, shower.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

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Client Reviews

Vanda Gooley

Australia, NSW

In 2010, my son, husband and I did the Langtang Valley Trek with Anjan as our amazing guide. His knowledge of the area was extensive, including walking expectations, weather and terrain conditions, and the best places to stop, rest, eat and sleep. So much so, that other Trekkers called on his advice despite having their own guides. He was a very acknowledges an expert mountain guide. On the trek, Anjan was nurturing, fun and extremely amicable with everyone. He had a very endearing personality, and over the two-week trek, he became a member of our family. I highly recommend Anjan to anybody considering undertaking any trek in Nepal.

Robert Francisco

USA, California

I have done 3 treks with Anjan and Nepal High Trek & Expedition Langtang gosainkund Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek and Island peak climbing and Annapurna circuit Trekking 5 years before in Nepal. That’s was wonderful and lifetime trip in my life. Due to weather conditions, we had to change our plans and return to Besi chair and then do the Annapurna Base Camp with a few extra places along the way. My guide was Anjan and he was so helpful. When our itinerary had to change he was helpful, suggested other options and did what he could to make the best of a situation beyond all human control. Anjan is very proud of his country and willing to share all his knowledge and experience with his clients. Nepal High Trek & Expedition is trustworthy, takes all responsibility and all problems The staff at Nepal High Trek are very helpful and willing to help you with any information or anything else you may need. I would highly recommend this agency as they are professional, competent and helpful! I will definitely be back and trekking with them in the future.

Rajan Riv Turck

German, Munich

Ghorepani poon hill trek “Lieber Anjan, das Trekking mit dir war super! Es hat uns sehr viel Spaß gemacht! Die Kombination aus Abenteuer, Natur und Wandern ist ideal zum Abschalten! Du bist ein großartiger Führer!!!”