Dhampus Sarangkot Trek
Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is a short trek in the lower Annapurna region. This trek offers diverse landscapes along with a panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges. It provides splendid views of the Annapurna range, Machhapuchre range, Dhaulagiri range, Lamjung Himal range, and many others along the way. The trail passes through typical Nepalese countryside, terraced fields, and traditional cultural villages.
Dhampus is a large Gurung village with superb mountain views. Besides, it is also a perfect display of hillside village culture. Most importantly, it is the gateway to two popular treks, the Annapurna Base Camp, and the Mardi Himal trek. The Australian camp provides a better Himalayan view than Dhampus. Therefore, it will be a good option to hike to the Australian Camp early morning. Also, The Australian Camp is just about 45 minutes away from Dhampus and is worth the effort. On the other hand, Sarangkot is popular among tourists for sunrise and sunset view. Besides, it is also popular for Paragliding and Zip flyer.
We begin our journey with a short drive from Pokhara to Phedi. Next, we gear up and immediately begin our hike through the beautiful countryside. The hike goes across terraced rice fields, past small settlements, and green forest to Dhampus. We will enjoy the amazing sunset and, the sunrise views the next morning. After breakfast, we hike through an equally scenic route to Naudanda. Later after lunch, we follow the road towards Sarangkot, yet another viewpoint for sunset and sunrise view. After witnessing the sunrise view from Sarangkot, continue our trek downhill to end our trek at the lakeside, Pokhara. Besides, Sarangkot is also popular for paragliding and zip lines.
• Enjoy a relatively easy trek close to Pokhara.
• Experience rural culture and lifestyle.
• Panoramic view of the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri range.
• Spectacular sunrise and Sunset view from Sarangkot.
Day 1: Drive to Phedi-Trek to Dhampus(1690m/3-4hr)
Drive for about an hour to Phedi and begin our trek to Dhampus. We begin our trek from Phedi, the trek is over a moderately steep trail across the countryside with small settlements, terraced fields, and forest along the way. Dhampus offers panoramic views of Mt.Dhaulagiri, Mt.Annapurna, Mt.Fishtail, and many other mountain ranges. Overnight in Dhampus.
Day 2: Trek to Sarangkot(1600m/4-5hr)
Wake up early in the morning to catch the sunrise over the entire Annapurna range. If you wish we can take a 45 minutes hike to Australian Camp for a better view. After breakfast, begin our trek towards Sarangkot. In the beginning, it is a gradual hike past terraced fields with beautiful mountain views and then descends to the river below. After crossing the river over a suspension bridge we ascend towards Naudanda and continue uphill towards Sarangkot. Sarangkot is popular among tourists for sunrise and sunset view. Overnight in Sarangkot.
Day 3: Trek to Pokhara(2-3hr)
Early morning we hike to the viewpoint to witness the beautiful sunrise over the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri ranges. After spending some time at the viewpoint we return for breakfast. After breakfast, we begin to hike towards Pokhara. The trail today is mostly downhill and our trek ends at the banks of the Phewa lake.
- Accommodation in local village lodge/tea house during the trek.
- English speaking local trekking guide.
- All meals during the trek.
- All Government taxes and service charges.
- Accommodation and meals in Pokhara.
- Personal expenses such as bar, beverages, tips and gratuities, laundry, telephone, battery recharge, etc.
- Any aspect not mentioned in the included section.
10th November, 2015
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7th October, 2015
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12th August, 2015
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27th December, 2019
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