The Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is a short yet superb trek through the lower Annapurna region of Nepal. The ethnic Gurung villages, terraced fields and breathtaking views give you an an excellent look at Himalayan landscapes and lifestyles. In Pokhara, we can enjoy its beautiful lake, shrines, shops and restaurants. We begin our trek the next day after driving from Pokhara to Phedi.
We ascend through a trail of dense woods to the picturesque village of Dhampus. We pass through diverse ethnic villages and get beautiful views of the white peaks of the Annapurna Range. The sunset view is fabulous in the evening. The walk to Sarangkot the next day offers more gorgeous mountain views. The popular tourist hill town is a great place to see the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain chain. It's also one of the best paragliding spots in the world. On the final day of our short trek, we walk down to Pokhara.
Nepal Hiking Trek organizes both short and long treks in the Annapurna region. Please feel free to contact us for more information.
Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350m).
Day 02:City tour or free day to explore and shop on your own.
Day 03:Drive to Pokhara (900m).
Day 04:Drive to Phedi (1,130m) trek to Dhampus (1,650m).
Day 05:Dhampus to Sarangkot (1,592m).
Day 06:Sarangkot to Pokhara (820m).
Day 07:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, farewell dinner.
Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350m). Namaste and welcome to Nepal! A Nepal Hiking Trek representative will meet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel. Bed and breakfast plan (BB).
Day 02City tour or free day to explore and shop on your own.The tour includes the Kathmandu valley, Pashupatinath temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Boudhanath. We offer an expert tour guide for this day excursion. BB.
Day 03Drive to Pokhara (900m).In the morning, we drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, which takes about 6 hours. There's also an option to fly, at an additional cost. At Pokhara, you can enjoy a boat ride or walk around the lake. Pokhara is a trekker’s mecca, with excellent shopping and restaurants. BB.
Day 04Drive to Phedi (1,130m) trek to Dhampus (1,650m).We drive for about an hour and then walk uphill for about 3 hours to Dhampus, which is a picturesque village with traditional houses. Breakfast, lunch and dinner (BLD) included.
Day 05Dhampus to Sarangkot (1,592m).Today we walk about 4 to 5 hours through terraced rice fields, picturesque villages and forests. Toward the end of our walk, we can see the airborne peaks of Annapurna (8,091m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m) and others. Reaching Sarangkot, we can enjoy the sunset view and the stunning Pokhara valley beside Phewa Lake. BLD
Day 06Sarangkot to Pokhara (820m). In the morning, we can have a superb sunrise view over the snowy peaks of the Annapurna region. After breakfast, there's a short 2.5 hour walk downhill back to Pokara, where we can enjoy more sightseeing or shopping. BLD
Day 07Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, farewell dinner.From Pokhara, we take a bus for about 6 hours to Kathmandu. You have the option to fly for an added cost. Arriving at Kathmandu, we transfer you to your hotel. To celebrate your successful trek, we take you out for a farewell dinner. BB.
Day 08Departure. After a memorable experience, we take you to the airport for your departure. Thank you for your journey with us.