Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is a short trek in the lower Annapurna region. This trek offers diverse landscapes with panoramic views of the Himalayas, including the Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, and others. The trail passes through typical Nepalese countryside, terraced fields, and traditional villages. This trek is perhaps one of the best short treks from Pokhara, and it covers three of the best viewpoints in Pokhara.
Dhampus is a large Gurung village with superb mountain views. Besides, it is also a perfect display of hillside village culture. Likewise, it is the gateway to two popular treks, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek and the Mardi Himal trek. The Australian Camp provides a better view than Dhampus. Therefore, it will be a better option to hike to the Australian Camp in the morning. The Australian Camp is only about 45 minutes hike from Dhampus, and the view is worth the effort. On the other hand, Sarangkot is popular due to the sunrise and sunset view. Besides, it is also a remarkable place for Paragliding and Zip Lining.
We begin our journey with a short drive from Pokhara to Phedi. Phedi is the starting point for this trek. Next, we gear up and hike through the beautiful countryside. The hike goes across terraced rice fields, small settlements, and forests to Dhampus. Next, we trek 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. We further continue down to end our trek at the lakeside, Pokhara.
- Enjoy a relatively easy trek close to Pokhara.
- Experience rural culture and lifestyle.
- Panoramic views of the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri range.
- Spectacular sunrise and sunset view from Sarangkot hill.
- Experience the green view of the countryside.
- Splendid Pokhara city with Phewa lake
- Get a glimpse of the traditional Nepalese lifestyle.
Day 1: Drive to Phedi-Trek to Dhampus(1690m/3-4hr)
Drive for about an hour to Phedi and begin our trek to Dhampus. The trek goes over a moderately steep trail across the countryside with tiny settlements, terraced fields, and forests. 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)
We shall wake up early to catch the sunrise over the entire Annapurna range. The option is also available to hike to the Australian Camp for a better view. It takes only about 45 minutes to reach the Australian Camp. The views from the Australian Camp are better and closer than Dhampus. After breakfast, we begin our hike towards Sarangkot. The hike is a gradual walk past terraced fields with beautiful mountain views. After sometimes the trail descends to the river below. After crossing the river over a suspension bridge, we ascend towards Naudanda and continue uphill towards Sarangkot. Overnight in Sarangkot.
Day 3: Trek to Pokhara(2-3hr)
Early morning hike to the viewpoint to witness the sunrise over the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri ranges. Spend some time enjoying the beautiful view and then return to the lodge for breakfast. Later after breakfast, we shall continue our hike to Pokhara. It is mostly downhill with a view of Phewa Lake and Pokhara valley. Finally, we arrive at the lakeside, where we end our journey.
- 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, etc.
- Any aspect not mentioned in the included section.