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Dhampus Sarankot Hiking is one of the most popular hiking in the Annapurna region,  Start from Phedi, Itinerary of Dhampus Sarankot

Dhampus Sarankot Hiking is one of the most popular hiking in the Annapurna region, Start from Phedi, Itinerary of Dhampus Sarankot

Dhampus Sarankot Hiking

Dhampus Sarangkot Hiking is one of the most popular hiking in the Annapurna Region. It offers spectacular mountain scenery and the trail passes through beautiful villages populated by mid-hill tribes called Gurungs, many of them are Gurkha soldiers working for British and Indian armies and some are engaged in farming. Trekkers will have an opportunity to experience the local culture and learn the tradition of the Gurung communities. Dhampus is a beautiful village heavily settled by Gurung communities similar to Ghandruk. We will be able to see the mt. fishtail (6997m), mt. Annapurna range, mt. Dhaulagiri etc.

This Hiking starts from Phedi, a 07-08 hours drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and a 01 hours drive from Pokhara. This is a trouble-free and sweet walk in the middle hills of Nepal that lay near Pokhara the beautiful lake city. On this trek, we travel around the local culture and customs, fascinating heart hill parts of Nepal.

Dhampus Sarankot Hiking / 05 Days - Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara flight 25 min/drive 6-7 hrs (850 m).

Day 02: Drive to Phedi by Taxi (30 min.) and trek up to Dhampus (1600m) 2-3 hrs.

Day 03: Hike Dhampus to Sarangkot (1720m) 5-6 hrs.

Day 04: Hike Sarankot to Pokhara (850m) 3-4 hrs.

Day 05: Pokhara to Kathmandu fly 25 min. /drive 6-7 hrs.


Dhampus Sarankot Hiking / 05 Days - Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara fly 25 min / drive 6-7 hrs (850 m).
Start your travel early at 7:00 am 30 min. fly to Pokhara as per departure time. A city that offers us a magnificent view of various mountains namely Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchre, and another mountain of the Annapurna range. You have a good chance to do some last-minute shopping and self-exploration around the town, walk around a few lake, boating, etc; (Overnight at a deluxe hotel on a BB basis)

Day 02: Drive to Phedi by Taxi (30 min.) and hike up to Dhampus (1600m) 2-3 hrs.
Early morning, after breakfast, an hour drive from Pokhara to Phedi, you will be passing through Naudanda and Lumle, whilst on a clear day, and you can see the awesome view of Annapurna & Manaslu range. Phedi is a small town, which is one of the gateways to the Annapurna region. From Phedi, you will hike to Dhampus approx 2-3 hours. Dhampus is mostly uphill through cultivated fields and local villages, this scenic Gurung Village is populated by a mix of people, Gurung, Brahman, and Magar communities, and it offers a spectacular view of Annapurna Range from the Dhampus. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 03: Hike Dhampus to Sarangkot (1720m) 5-6 hrs.
Wake up early in the morning for sunrise Mountain View. Today the trail descends to Dhampus River (Stream) and after crossing the river, the trail ascends gradually through the paddy fields and small forest to reach Naudanda Village. After Naudanda Walking through the Chhetri and Brahmins Villages after walking slowly for 3 hours you reach Sarangkot. Sarangkot offers a Himalayan panorama consisting of the mighty peaks such as the Annapurnas, Himalchuli, Machhapuchhre, and Lamjung Lamjung plus Pokhara and Phewa Lake views. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 04: Hike Sarangkot to Pokhara (850m) 3-4 hrs. 
Wake up early in the morning and hike up to the Sarangkot Sunrise View Point to observe the sunrise over the Whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges including fishtail as well as other Soaring Mountain. After having breakfast hike down to Pokhara which will take you slowly 3 hours downhill through a small forest and cultivated fields, in the evening our guide will take you sightseeing in Pokhara valley and visit the highlights of Pokhara and the surrounding areas. The place to visit pilgrimage sites of Hindu temple Bindabashini, one most important and popular Hindu temples in Pokhara. Two-hour boating in Phewa Lake and visit the Barahi temple which is one in the island in Phewa Lake and other popular place David fall (Water fall), Ghupteshower cave, etc. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 05: Pokhara to Kathmandu fly 25 min. / drive 6-7 hrs.
Well be afternoon flight to Kathmandu, till some hours before the flight; you may take an optional sightseeing tour around Pokhara or enjoy adventure activities such as boat riding, paragliding, etc. While returning to Kathmandu from Pokhara, be sure to catch the left side of the airplane for the best views of the Himalayas. The day at leisure to rest, perhaps catch up on some last-minute shopping or explore any sights you missed during your first day in Kathmandu. Remember, we will be hosting a fantastic celebration "Farewell dinner" at a traditional Nepalese restaurant together with Mountain Guide Trek staff for the successful completion of the Dhampus Sarangkot Hiking! (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Cost Include

  • 2 night's hotel accommodation at Pokhara in a tourist standard hotel on a BB basis.
  • Guest house/tented accommodation according to given itinerary (sharing in 2 bed-room) and 3 meals (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • Domestic flights; Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • Domestic air fare Tax
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide), and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging.
  • Mountain Guide treks & Expedition kit bag/duffel bag, trekking map.
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa: you can get a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by Paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos)
  • International airfare
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu or Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, water bottle, hot shower during the trekking, etc.)
  • Personal trekking equipment & clothing
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fee

Note:- The cost includes and excludes section may give you a better idea of how the trip is organized. Once you let us know the number of interested travelers and the departure date we would get back to you with the actual cost for the trip.


The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for Dhampus Sarankot Hiking Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list; rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel necessary for your comfort and convenience. However, we recognize that you may have your personal preferences for clothing that may be equally as suitable.


  • Light or warm fleece hat.
  • Watch with light & alarm
  • Sun hat and scrap
  • Sunglasses

Upper Body

  • T-shirts (4)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • Body lotion/Anti-sunlight cream


  • Playing cards
  • Lightweight gloves (water/windproof)
  • Trail map and guide book
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body

  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (4)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Lightweight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants


  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4-pairs)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4-pairs)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)


  • Money belt
  • Head touch and batteries
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
  • Water bottle
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel

Optional Items

  • Swiss Knife
  • Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
  • Trekking map
  • Books (Highly Recommended)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & extra batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Reading books
  • Journal & pen
  • Photo of home/family
  • Energy/protein bars (optional)
  • Walkman

Note: If the above schedule does not meet your requirements, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

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