Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is an easy trekking trail near Pokhara it passes both Dhampus and Sarangkot which has popular viewpoints to watch sunrise and sunset over snowy Himalayan peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges. Both these hilltops will give you splendid views of the spectacular Himalayas with ease. Dhampus Sarangkot Trekking is a good option to extend your trips from Kathmandu Tours, Pokhara Tours or Chitwan Jungle Safari. Even the trail is easy to follow and lasts only for few days and the trek will surely leave you with unforgettable moments in your life. The golden sunrise or sunset both from Dhampus and Sarangkot is amazing. Come and join us for this small piece of adventure in the Himalayas. Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is more like a relaxed hiking for many trekkers. It's short experience to give a feel about a typical trekking in Nepal. Dhampus Trekking will surely give you some beautiful Himalayas scenery though it's not close. The views of Annapurna and Lamjung Himalayan range from Dhampus looks awesome. It will be memorable for lifetime. Sarangkot is one of the popular sunrise and sunset viewing spot near Pokhara which offers beautiful views of snowy peaks. Dhampus Trekking or Sarangkot Trekking both represents the same route close to Pokhara valley. This trekking is suitable for people looking for short treks near Pokhara, family with small kids or people looking for easy trekking experiences. Dhampus Sarangkot Trekking also gives pleasant views of Pokhara valley and surrounding lakes from the top of the ridges. Come and join with Himalayan Leisure for a typical trekking experience in Nepal. Dhampus Sarangkot Trekking is better when combined with other city sightseeing tours around the nation.
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel (1310M or 4,297FT)
Welcome to the city of temples and the country of Himalayas. Himalayan Leisure Inc. will happily welcome you at the only international airport of Nepal; Tribhuvan International Airport. Our airport representative will be waiting for your arrival with a placard written Himalayan Leisure Inc. outside the airport terminal. From there you will be transferred to the Hotel by a air conditioned private vehicle. Depending on the flight time and activities we will be joining for a cultural dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant. Enjoy cultural shows, singing, dancing and typical Nepali meals before heading back to hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Pokhara (820M), drive to Phedi (30 Minutes), trek to Dhampus (1,770M / 4 Hours)
We will enjoy our breakfast in the hotel before driving to airport to catch onward flight to Pokhara. The flight to Pokhara is about 30 minutes flight which will give you magnificent views of snowy Himalayan Peaks. Once we land in Pokhara we will catch our private vehicle to drive to Phedi. The drive will pass mostly through rice paddies on the bank of gorgeous Seti [white] river banks. The trek starts with straight uphill climb to Dhampus village. The trail passes through small forests leaving the Pokhara behind and welcoming for new challenges. The walk from Phedi to Dhampus is about 3/4 hours. For the first day walk this should give you enough challenges. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 03: Trek to Sarangkot, overnight in Sarangkot for magical sunset viewing (1,590M / 6 Hours)
We will enjoy our mouth watering breakfast in front of Himalayas before commencing our trek to Sarangkot. This hike is easy mostly passes over the ridges near Pokhara valley with never hiding views of Annapurna Himalayan ranges. The trek passes through small towns, rice paddies, beautiful hills and chanting birds. It is a short and easy walking gives us peace of mind. Sarangkot is a viewpoint where many people drive from Pokhara early in the morning for sunrise views over the Himalayas. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 04: Trek to Phewa Lake, drive to Pokhara (820M / 4 Hours)
Once we enjoy beautiful sunrise over the Himalayas we will start our trek to Phewa Lake bank from where we will catch a boat to cross the lake before reaching Pokhara. This is easy day following downhill trail to Pokhara city. In one side we will have magnificent views of Himalayas and in the another hand amazing views of the Pokhara city. Both views are incredible. It is a short walk to reach Pokhara. Once we reach Pokhara we will drive to our Hotel. In the evening we can explore around lakeside. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 05: Drive [or fly with extra costs] back to Kathmandu (1,310M / 7 Hours)
We will follow Prithvi Highway through beautiful rivers, hills and small Nepalese settlements. The drive will take about 7 hours to drop us in Kathmandu. This drive will pass through numerous small towns near the highway, gives magnificent views of villages in the cliffs and passes through the bank of thundering rivers. Form the tourist bus park you will be transferred to your hotel. In the evening you can explore the town probably buying souvenirs. (Breakfast, Complimentary Farewell Dinner)
Day 06: Departure back from Kathmandu
Enjoy your last morning meal in this beautiful Himalayan country before we conclude our memorable Himalayan experience. We will drop you to the airport prior to your flight. (Breakfast)
- Airport pickup and drop services on a private vehicle
- Accommodation in Kathmandu valley as per the itinerary with complimentary breakfast
- Kathmandu - Pokhara flight and Pokhara - Kathmandu transportation by tourist bus
- Accommodation in Pokhara as per the itinerary with complimentary breakfast
- Meals on full board [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner] during the trek
- Accommodation on tea houses as per the itinerary
- Experienced English speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
- Strong experienced Sherpa helpers [porters] with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
- Assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- Comprehensive first aid medical kit carried by the guide
- Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes
- Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant [optional]
- International airfare, Nepal visa fees ( two passport photographs ), travel and medical insurance, emergency evacuation
- Personal nature expenses ( bars and beverage bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc. )
- Costs arising from natural calamities, mishaps or anything beyond our control ( Costs are not refundable and transferable in any mean if you leave the trek voluntarily and want to return from the trek )
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara ( also in the case of early returns and late departures than scheduled itinerary )
- Services not mentioned in 'Services Includes' section ( Please ask us if you are confused about any services )
Dhampus Sarangkot Trekking is easy trekking route near Pokhara valley following gorgeous villages in the region of Annapurna. This trekking is suitable for all trekkers; from beginners to experienced. Dhampus Sarangkot Trekking is more popular among families with small kids as this trek is a low altitude trek and easy one. Sarangkot Trekking will surely give you pleasant experiences of easy trekking in Nepal. Without any pain to your body, it is for sure that Dhampus Trekking will leave some beautiful memories in your holiday. Dhampus Sarangkot trekking involves a short and steep climbing while ascending towards Dhampus village and some steep downhill walks specially after leaving Sarangkot and approaching Pokhara valley so if you have any sort of knee problems please bring knee support along with you. Dhampus Sarangkot trekking can be much easier with some minor trainings or walking practices at home. You can practice climbing stairs in your office or at home. These involves some exercises to your knee that will help a lot during your trek in Nepal. If you have regular practice of walking in the mountains or hilly regions then Dhampus Trekking is going to be a lot easier for you.
Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is a low altitude trekking route near the gorgeous city of lakes; Pokhara. This trekking can be done throughout the year however January to May and September to December is better time comparing to rest of the year. During these months the sky is generally crystal clear, the views are incredible and the weather is breath taking as well. You will generally have stunning Himalayan views and green scenery during these months. The views of Pokhara valley also looks amazing. June to September is monsoon season although trekking is still doable in this area. The trails have quite a lot of leeches during monsoon which can be very inconvenient for many trekkers. During this period it rains frequently in the late afternoon, night and early morning that leaves the trail wet and slippery as well. Please also keep in mind that Pokhara is the highest raining place inside Nepal, it may affect more or less to this region as well. From October to December you will see more greens in the forest.
Highlights of the Trip
Dhampus Trekking is one of the short and beautiful treks suitable for beginners to moderate trekkers including families of minors. This region offers some fantastic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Lamjung Himalayas throughout the trail. More than that green forests, typical villages attached to the cities, the gorgeous Pokhara valley including several lakes around it, distant views of horizon and smiling local people are always around you. Dhampus Sarangkot Trek takes you via some of the interesting villages and will give you chances to experience how people live in the remote areas of Nepal. You will also have chances to witness the actual trails that is used for daily use by the people in the Himalayas.
Equipment and Packing List
Helambu Trek involves some of the wilderness treks in lower altitude. This trek needs various equipment and gears however these list can vary depending on your fitness, experience, health conditions etc. Please consult with us if you have any confusions. We tried our best to list down most gears needed for the trek. All the gears might not be required for all trekkers. Please select the appropriate items from the list below. This list is for your valued information only. A majority of gears can be purchased in Kathmandu though the quality can be compromised. Most gears found in local markets are produced in China so the quality might not be as you expect. Some branded shops like The North Face, Mountain Hardwear, Marmot, Sherpa Adventure Gear, Anta, Quechua etc. can be purchased in Kathmandu as well however there is no guarantee that you will find the equipment you are looking for in Kathmandu so we suggest you to get your gears in your home country where possible.
Head: - Sun hat or scarf - Light balaclava or warm fleece hat - Sunglasses with UV protection
Lower Body: - Under Garments - Hiking shorts - Lightweight cotton long pants - Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) - Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Upper Body: - T-shirts - Fleece jacket or pullover - Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) - Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Hands: - Lightweight gloves - Heavyweight gloves (Winter only)
Toiletries: - 1 medium sized quick drying towel - Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable) - Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable) - Deodorants - Nail clippers - Face and body moisturizer - Feminine hygiene products - Small mirror
Personal Hygiene: - Wet wipes (baby wipes) - Tissue /toilet roll - Anti bacterial hands wash
Feet: - Thin, lightweight inner socks - Hiking boots with spare laces - Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Accessories: - Sleeping bag rated to 5 degree centigrade - Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare batteries - Trekking Bags/Duffel bag - Basic First Aid Kit - Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) - Trekking Poles (optional) - Water bottle (2) or camel bag - Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc) - Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
Extras/Luxuries: - Binoculars - Reading book - Trail Map/Guide book - Journal and Pen - Walkman - Pencils and small notebooks - Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon (Kathmandu and Trek)
Have a memorable trip with Himalayan Leisure, Inc!