Dhampus and Sarangkot Trek is one of the scenic and best short treks beyond the outskirts of the beautiful Pokhara Valley and the city. If you’re looking for a short family trek in Nepal this trek would be perfect to soak into the diverse unique culture and beauty of the Annapuran Himalayas. However, 3 Days Annapurna Short Trek is a wonderful country walk that allows you to feel and breathe the fresh cool mountain climate. It is in harmony with the impressive local culture of the Gurung people, the native tribe of the Annapurna Himalayas. Dhualagiri Himalayas and Manaslu Himalayas range.
Dhampus and Sarangkot Trek is acceptable for all age groups as well as for family, school, and college students. , this beautiful trek offers a pleasant walk for a few days with ever-present views of towering Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Hiuchuli, and majestic Machhapuchare with captivating scenarios of various landscapes too. 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 rhododendrons, pine, and oak trees.
With a great opportunity to observe rural farm life and the exciting traditions of the local Gurung villagers. Furthermore, regardless of the ability to see numerous peaks such as Annapurna Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Mt. Machhapuchare, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu range too. As well, as explore an authentic village, landscapes, hills, and peaceful environment.
Besides the superb panorama of the Himalayas mountain range, sunrise and sunset are equally captivating from Dhampus. Likewise explore the Sarankot hilltop, during a walk facing up and downhill with some gradual sections 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 (which 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 Himalayas of Nepal. This short trek offers cultural diversity and nature too. Spending overnight in the comfort of an authentic Dhampus village with wonderful sceneries of various snow-capped mountains. From where the trail can be towards ups Mardi Himal Trail or Annapurna Base Camp. Moreover, Dhampus is a gateway to the Mardi Himal Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
A popular view spot for sunrise over a chain of Himalayan peaks, as well as famous for Paragliding and Zip-Flyer. Another exciting adventure sport where one can join in, last overnight on the hills of Pokhara Valley at Sarankot. In addition, the next, early morning catch the first ray of sunrise over the Himalayan mountain range of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna peaks. As well as have a chance to discover the magnificent Phewa Lake and the world’s Peace Stupa. The Sarangkot viewpoint is the most popular viewpoint where many people hike Sarangkot for breathtaking views of mountains, lakes, and the Pokhara Valley.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Regarding the Nepal visa, you will get an arrival visa at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu Nepal. However, you can get a Nepal visa via an online visa. Visit the website https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/ form to fill required information and get the Nepal visa before landing in Nepal.
Yes, this trek is a very acceptable and the easiest short trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. You will have an opportunity to explore the numerous Annapurna peaks, and various landscapes with diverse cultures too. This trek can be completed without any hassle. We would highly prefer this trek for beginner travelers.
Definitely, this trek is one of the finest and perfect trek for a family with small kids. Dhampus Trek offers to discover magnificent views of sparkling peaks, authentic villages, and diverse unique cultures too.
Dhampus and Sarangkot Trek is the easiest and lowest altitude trek but you will reach a maximum height of 1650m at Dhampus village. It's the highest elevation throughout the trek.
Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is a mini luxury trip in which you will get a good hotel during the trek. Each hotel has good amenities and hospitality too. However you can choose the luxury hotel along the trail.
There are numerous peaks you can see during the short trek. Besides you can see the world's two eight thousand meters peaks such as Dhaulagiri 8167m and Annapurna I 8091m. Furthermore, you can see the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna south, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Nilgiri, Dhampus peak, and other peaks with stunning panoramic views too.
Usually, Nepal has four major seasons such as winter, spring, summer, and autumn. Except these seasons spring (March-May) and autumn (September- December) would be an ideal time to do the Dhampus Trek. These seasons the weather remains stable and clear around the mountain. However, we assure you that the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek can completed in the whole year.