Dhampus Sarangkot Trek

Duration: 8 Days5/5(1 review)
At a Glance
  • Duration 8 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-12
  • Max. Altitude 1600m

Highlights

  • A short and easy trek for anyone looking for a hurdle-free venture in the Himalayas
  • Perfect for people of all ages and family adventure
  • Go on a guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Explore the lower part of the famous Annapurna region
  • Catch multiple gorgeous sunrises and sunsets
  • Spend the night in the picturesque Dhampus village
  • Get to see the mountain lifestyle and experience it
  • Witness stunning western Himalayan mountain views throughout the journey
  • Come across a range of flora and fauna

Dhampus Sarangkot Trek Overview

The Dhampus Sarangkot trek is a short 8 days trekking program in the lower Annapurna region. It is an easy trek and perfect for beginners. People of all ages, including seniors can do the Dhampus Sarangkot trekking without any issue. The Dhampus Sarangkot trek offers panoramic views of Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Lamjung Himal (6,983 m), Manaslu (8,163 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m), etc.

Dhampus (1,650 m) and Sarangkot (1,600 m) are two different places. Dhampus is a beautiful Gurung village, and Sarangkot is one of the best places in Nepal to witness a gorgeous sunrise. As you will be exploring the lower part of the Annapurna region during the Dhampus Sarangkot trek, the trail will not be difficult. You will be walking through forests, terraces, and rural settlements. You will come across people from different ethnicities apart from Gurungs.

As you walk up, mesmerizing landscapes will bless your eyes and soothe your soul. The hues of the verdant forests, the fresh air, and the fact that you are in the Himalayas make the walk wonderful. You can also do Dhampus Hiking and Sarangkot Hiking separately with us if you do not have enough time to follow this 8 days program. We also customize the Dhampus Sarangkot trek itinerary for travelers who wish to extend the trek to other beautiful villages.

Another great part about the Dhampus Sarangkot trek is you get to explore Kathmandu and Pokhara, two famous tourist cities in Nepal. In Kathmandu, you will go on a guided sightseeing tour of many historical sites that lets you have the first glimpse of Nepali culture, tradition, art, and architecture. Then you drive to the city of Lakes, Pokhara, from where a short drive will take you to the starting point of the Dhampus Sarangkot trekking route.

Pokhara is a lovely city with many lakes, ponds, and caves around it. Locals and travelers both love this city as you get to be very close to nature while enjoying city life. Here, you will visit tourist sites and spend quality time at Phewa Lake, relishing gorgeous sunsets. The Lakeside Market is like a mini Thamel in Pokhara. The Dhampus Sarangkot trek is an incredible short venture in Nepal that offers an adventurous and immersive experience.

Major attractions of the Dhampus Sarangkot trek

Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal. You land here and spend a good number of days in this city. There is a lot to explore and visit in Kathmandu. We have separated one full day to visit some of the tourist sites around the city and show you Nepali history, art, architecture, and culture. You will go on a guided tour with an English-speaking guide (or with someone who can communicate with you).

The tour begins with a visit to the famous Monkey temple (Swayambhunath) and proceeds to Pashupatinath temple. Pashupatinath temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is known as one of the Dhams. Then the tour heads to the Boudhnath Stupa, situated at an old trade route. Here, you will visit monasteries and do kora around the stupa. The tour then goes to Kathmandu Durbar Square.

We will end the tour by exploring palaces, courtyards, and museums. Learn about Nepal's history and see how kings & queens used to live.

Pokhara

The difference between Pokhara and Kathmandu is huge. Both being the two biggest metropolitan cities in Nepal, Pokhara has more natural elements. You go for a sightseeing tour to waterfalls, caves, lakes, and hills instead of historical monuments. Maybe that is why Pokhara has a special place in the hearts of the travelers who visit here. Pokhara is the gateway to the trekking routes in the Annapurna region.

You will get ample time to enjoy the serenity of Phewa Lake, gorgeous sunsets, and explore Lakeside Market. Like Thamel, there are many pubs, clubs, cafes, restaurants, and shops in Lakeside where you can enjoy your time. Boating on Phewa Lake is quite famous too.

Dhampus village

Dhampus is a picturesque village that falls on the way of the Nepal Family trek route. Located north of Pokhara, Dhampus offers a quick serene gateway in the Annapurna Conservation Area. The lovely rice terraces, lush hills, and spectacular mountain views on the way make the hike to Dhampus quite amusing. The trail is rich in vegetation and birds.

Mostly inhabited by Gurungs, Dhampus village is known for its old-style mud and brick houses, paved courtyards, Buddhist monasteries, fine streets covered with rhododendron flowers, and humble locals. The hospitality of the locals is heartwarming. Your short time here will let you unwind and enjoy peace.

Sarangkot

Sarangkot is located western side of Pokhara at 1,600 meters. This place is famous for paragliding and ziplining. Also known as a viewpoint, you get to see stunning sunrises with views of western Himalayan mountains like Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal, etc. Sarangkot is the second major highlight of the Dhampus Sarangkot trek. The stretching Himalayan range views, along with the aerial view of Pokhara from here are phenomenal.

Itinerary

Find the detailed itinerary for the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek for 8 Days. The 8-day Dhampus Sarangkot Trek includes arrival and departure days to and from Nepal, a day tour in Kathmandu, and travel days between Kathmandu and Pokhara.

The given itinerary is a guideline program; however, the trek itinerary is customizable and we can offer you the program as per your need and desire.

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Our team will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Follow them to the car. They will help you with your luggage and safely drop you at the designated hotel. Rest and freshen up. Later, explore the bustling streets of Thamel.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

Today, we have a full-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. The tour guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at the given time. We begin the sightseeing tour early in the morning. First, we'll visit the famous Monkey temple perched on a hilltop.

The aerial view of Kathmandu is stunning from here. We then drive to Pashupatinath temple, a holy pilgrimage site located on the bank of the Bagmati river. It is a big temple complex, and non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the main temple.

The tour then goes to Boudhnath Stupa, the biggest stupa in Nepal. The vibe and energy around the stupa are immaculate. Tourists love this place for its tranquility amidst chaotic streets. The last of our tour is Kathmandu Durbar Square, an ancient royal residence that now serves as an open museum.

  • MealsB
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

We begin the day early in the morning today as well. After having breakfast, get ready to leave your hotel and drive to Pokhara. The trek guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby, and we drive along the Trishuli river, relishing stunning views of hills and waterfalls. The snow-capped mountain views are also incredible during the drive. The drive will be scenic and comfortable.

Once we reach Pokhara, settle in the hotel and later explore the Lakeside Market. We’ll watch the sunset at Phewa Lake. Many people like to go boating on this tranquil lake. The lakeside market is as vibrant as Thamel, so take your time to enjoy the nightlife.

Note:

If you want to skip drive, you can take 30 minute flight to Pokhara and if you are fond of adventure and if you are travelling in good season, you can also add 3-hour adventure rafting in Trishuli River on the way to Pokhara.

  • MealsB
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude830

Early in the morning, we leave Pokhara and drive to Phedi in a private vehicle. The drive will be around a couple of hours long along farming fields & Seti river. From Phedi, we begin trekking through a forest. The first half an hour's walk follows a straight uphill route.

We reach a ridge from where the view of the river valley is mindblowing. Further, we keep trekking through terraced and small villages to beautiful Dhampus village. The view of the Annapurna range and Machhapuchhre is mesmerizing from this place.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude1500

Today, we will catch a gorgeous sunrise from Dhampus. After breakfast, we walk back on the same trail we used to trek up here. Trek for 10 minutes, and we switch to the trail that leads to Sarangkot. The trail descends to Ghatte Khola and crosses a suspension bridge.

From here, we ascend to Naudanda and continue walking toward Sarangkot. We will reach Sarangkot just in time to catch the sunset along with wonderful views of mountains like Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude1590

Before we leave Sarangkot, we walk some 50 meters to a view tower early in the morning to witness the breathtaking Himalayan panorama. Mountains like Manaslu, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre are seen from here. Later, we have breakfast and walk down to Pokhara. We also have the option to drive to Pokhara, enroute visiting tourist sites like Bindhyabasini temple, Davis Falls, Gupteshwor Cave, etc.

  • MealsB
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude830

We will drive back to Kathmandu on this day. The route will be the same as before. Once we reach Kathmandu, the guide will drop you at the hotel. Rest and unpack. Later, explore the bustling streets of Thamel and shop. We meet you in the late evening for a farewell dinner. If you like clubbing, then you can visit one of the clubs or live music restaurants in Thamel.

Note:

  • MealsB
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

The trek ends here, and it is time to return home. However, you can definitely extend the trek to some other place if you wish. We have many short and easy hiking packages. If not, our team representative will drop you at the international airport.

  • MealsB

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Dhampus Sarangkot Trek map

Inclusions

  • Airport transfers
  • 3-night Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 2-night Accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Transport by Tourist bus from Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu
  • Two nights’ accommodation on the trek in guest houses
  • Meals (7 breakfast, 3 lunches, and 3 dinners)
  • A guide

Exclusions

  • International flight to and from Nepal
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Meals, not stated in the itinerary
  • All the drinks
  • Tipping
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section

Essential Info

Dhampus Sarangkot trek difficulty & preparation

The Dhampus Sarangkot trek is an easy trek in terms of terrain. The trail has a good pace and gradually ascends. There are not many steep sections. Any fit traveler can join the Dhampus Sarangkot trek with us. The trail is mostly forested or follows uneven hillsides. You have to walk 5 to 6 hours a day during the trek. Therefore, stamina and walking habits are needed.

You do not have to do anything special to prepare for the Dhampus Sarangkot trekking. Go on regular hikes and do cardio. It will be enough. Follow our packing checklist to not overpack. If you have any medical issues, let us know so that we can make sure it does not get triggered during the trek. Likewise, get used to your trekking boots before the trek begins to have a wound-free walk in the mountains.

Altitude sickness

Dhampus is located at 1,650 meters, whereas Sarangkot is situated at 1,600 meters. This is the maximum height you will gain during the Dhampus Sarangkot trek, which is very minimal, and therefore the risk of altitude sickness is rare. Our expert guide will be with you and take care of any medical emergency in the mountains.

Book Dhampus Sarangkot trek 2023 spring/autumn departure

Our booking is open for the Dhampus Sarangkot trek 2023 and 2024 departures. You can book a private trek or join one of our departure dates to trek in a group. You can easily place the booking with us. Send your inquiry via our mail or place a booking request through our package webpage. Our travel consultants will help you with the further process.

These are some other short treks in Nepal- Chisapani Nagarkot trek, Ghorepani Ghandruk trek, Poon Hill short trek, Everest Panorama trek, Langtang valley trek, etc.

Best Time to go the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek

Dhampus - Sarangkot Trek is available and doable throughout the year. However, spring and autumn are the perfect time to go on the Dhampus Sarangkot trek. Whereas, the winter season is also a good option to go on this hike to warm up your body and soul.

Accommodations on Dhampus Sarangkot Trek

We provide hotel accommodation for five nights (3 nights in Kathmandu and two nights in Pokhara), and two nights in a lodge (in Dhampus and Sarangkot).

Meals on Dhampus Sarangkot Trek

We provide a total of 13 meals (7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 3 dinners), and the meals are provided at hotels and lodges. You can expect to get dishes like India, Nepali, and Continental.

Airport Pick up while coming for Dhampus Sarangkot Trek

We arrange Airport pick up on your arrival at Kathmandu airport once you book the Dhampus Sarangkot trek. However, the free airport transfer is available only if you arrive and depart on our scheduled dates.

Luggage on the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek

We have not included a porter on the cost of the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek and the luggage has to be carried by yourself, as this is a short 3-day trek and you do not need to bring much stuff, and you also can leave some Stuff in the hotel in Pokhara if you have any.

Or, if you think, you need a porter then, we can provide a porter at extra cost. Let us know if you need a porter for the trek.

Children on the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek

Dhampus-Sarangkot Trek is a child-friendly trek in Nepal. The Dhampus Sarangkot hiking is one of the most suitable hiking for the family with children and school students as the trek does not go much high and does not require any training.

Client Reviews

  • 5/5

    Sarangkot Hike

    I spent an excellent week in Nepal in Dec-Jan with my family of five on a private tour organized by Outfitter Himalaya. Our guide Ramesh was very helpful in providing information and advice during our trip.

    We especially liked our night in Sarangkot (do not miss the sunrise above the Annapurna ranges) and the visits to the royal towns in the Kathmandu valley (Bhaktapur was unforgettable). The trip planner Arjun did a very good job, finding cheap rates in very good hotels, which was important, traveling with a family, to ensure comfort while keeping the costs low.
     

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    ArtuFrom: Italy,Mar 02, 2022
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    Dear Artu,

    Thank you for joining us for your Tour and Sarangkot hiking in Nepal and thank you for a great review about the touring with us in Nepal. Good to know that you are happy with the guide and all the services provided in the tour.

    We wish you all the best and wish to serve you again.

    Have a good day.

    Arjun
    Outfitter Himalaya Holidays P. Ltd

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