Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is a short trek easily made from Pokhara and a brief sample of trekking in Nepal. Like our Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, it is a great introduction to the marvels of trekking with everything from lush village scenery to astonishing panoramas. This journey is ideal for people on a short schedule and looking for something fun and easy. It will likely inspire you for deeper ventures into the enchanting Himalaya.
We begin the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek with a short and scenic drive from the lakeside city of Pokhara through beautiful landscape to Phedi. We then begin our hiking journey as we ascend through forests and to the ridge tops village of Dhampus with an enticing panorama of the peaks and surrounding valleys.
After enjoying the sunrise views of the Himalaya we have an unhurried breakfast and then make a leisurely hike through the jungle and fertile paddy fields to the whitewater of the Seti River. The trail then ascends through the more thick jungle. We make our way up to the ridge top paradise of Sarangkot village. This lookout offers views of the scenic valley of Pokhara with a shimmering lake below us and the majestic mountains to our north. Nearby is a launch area for paragliding pilots and a zip-line, too, that drops back towards the Seti River. If the weather is clear, then we will experience a mesmerizing sunset from Sarangkot, before returning to a warm meal and drink at our cozy lodge.
We then have another beautiful panorama of the sunrise on the mountains the next morning. Especially memorable are the views of Machhapuchhre (aka, Fishtail peak) and the Annapurna Range and more. After our breakfast, we will make a pleasant hike away from the ridgeline and down through the fertile hillside and occasional fields and villages to reach the lakeside city of Pokhara.
Please Note: Our Dhampus Sarangkot Trek has set departure dates from Pokhara and this trek can be personalized to accommodate your specific wishes and timetable. We can arrange a combination of this trek with the iconic Annapurna Circuit Trek as well as the Annapurna Base Camp Trek and other inviting options in the area.
Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Driving 7 hours by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03Drive to Phedi and hike to Dhampus (1650 mt. ). Walking 3 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 04Dhampus to Sarangkot (1592 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 05Sarangkot to Pokhara. Walking 3 hours. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07Transfer to airport for your final departure from Nepal.
Departure Note : Please take a look at our fixed departure dates for this trek. If they do not fit with your schedule, then please let us arrange an itinerary that is more suitable to you and your requirements.
All the accommodation as per the itinerary is included in the package cost. We have chosen a 2/3 star hotel in the cities for your comfort and safety. The hotels can be upgraded to more deluxe ones upon your request. While trekking in the Mountain, our guides will choose the best available lodge of the village from their past experience. As some villages have limited number of lodges, in a peak season like in Spring and Autumn, you may have to share the room with some stranger trekker as well. Comfortable two men tent with mattress and four seasons sleeping bag will be provided for the camping trek. Our crew will try to set the camp in a scenic place. All the hotel and camping accommodations are as per twin sharing basis unless you are of different gender.
Nepal is such an easy place to get several vegetarian options so no worries if you are a vegetarian or vegan. You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental, Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Freshly cooked and hygienic dinner and breakfast are served at the camp and lunch will be served on the way to the next destination which will be prepared by our own chef. Only breakfast is served in Kathmandu whilst farewell dinner on the eve of your international departure is served from our side. All the meals (B/L/D) are on full board basis during the trek.
An experienced and licensed Guide and necessary porters will assist you during the trek. In a group with more than 8 clients, 2 guides will be provided for the betterment in service. In a teahouse trek, generally, one porter is provided for every two clients who carry between 15 to 20 kg. However, on a camping journey, more porters are required. All the camping equipment such as kitchen, dining, dome and toilet tents, kitchen equipment, fuel, and all consumable goods has to be carried from Kathmandu which needs more manpower. All of our guides and porters are fully insured so you don't' have to worry about them in case of emergency. Our team believes that our customer care is the first priority.
Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is an easy trek which is fit for those who has the ability to walk 5-6 hours of walking uphill and downhill in a day carrying the personal day pack. Some days are longer with 7- 8 hours of walking as well. Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is low altitude trek which demands less physical, however having strong determination, positive vibe and average physical fitness can complete this trek. Doing some physical exercise a few weeks prior to the trip is better but technical skill is not required for this trek. If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to High Camp Adventure.
This is a real adventure in high altitude so obtaining a travel insurance is always a good idea for your safety and is highly recommended too. Your travel insurance policy should cover helicopter evacuation and medical expenses in an emergency. There is not any Nepalese insurance company to sell travel insurance policy so you better buy the good one from home. There are some insurance policies which covers only in low altitude below 4000 mt. and some only in high altitude above 4000 mt. So before you purchase it, please double check the policy what it covers and where are you going.
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Dhampus Sarangkot Trek. Where normally days are sunny, the temperature is perfect, the sky is clear and Mountain remains crystal. This trek can be done in Monsoon (June to August ) but you should not expect the great weather and Mountain view. You can do it in Winter (December to February) if you are used to with extreme cold temperature.
Highway in Nepal is safe, however, sometimes transport can be halted due to landslide, strike or by political unrest. Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. We, therefore, advise that you schedule at least an extra days cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In that case, High Camp Adventure can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.