Trip Name

Sarangkot Dhampus Trek - 3 Days

Trip cost USD 300 (Per Person) Contact for group discount

Trip Fact

Trip Duration 3 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Moderate
Activity Trekking
Transportation Private Car
Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Max Altitude 1950 m.
Minimum Pax 1 +
Starts In pokhara
Ends In pokhara
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This is a lovely brief family trek that goes across the pretty viewpoint of Sarangkot in the beautiful lake city of Pokhara, Naudanda, and Dhampus; areas that offer great view points that show you the astonishing environments of Pokhara valley. Along the trail we also get to interact with some exciting communities which give us insights into Nepal’s rustic lifestyles, these folks are: Damais in Sarangkot, and Gurungs in Dhampus. The matchless sunrise and sunset vistas from Sarangkot and the areas around Dhampus are a practical feast for the eyes never to be forgotten. While standing on Naudanda we get an eagle-eye view of the whole Pokhara valley, the calm Fewa Lake, and the colorful villages perched on the hillock slopes around. And catching sight of the sacred Mt Fishtail Mountain is a welcome plus that puts our video cams on overdrive…

And when the trip ends, you soon realize this little trip will give you lifetime memories of a dazzling holiday, as you bask in the wonderful landscapes with an incredible balance of sweet mother nature on the one hand and the interesting meetings with the local folks and the culture on the other hand, a perfect blending for a dream holiday enjoyed. For this is only a part of what the famous Annapurna region has on offer: a wide, assorted campaign of terrific ecosystems accompanied with a similar blending of prosperous thriving cultures along the paths we hike through. If you are restricted on time, hiking on the outskirts of the highly popular valley of Pokhara is a best option that will prepare you for the larger than life trips in this sublime region…because you will surely return back again, sooner than later… 

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Orientation and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.), this takes about six hours.
  • Day 04: Hike from Pokhara City to Sarangkot (1600m) via Bagar (4 hours)
  • Day 05: Hike from Sarangkot to Dhampus (4-5 hours)
  • Day 06: Dhampus to Pokhara City (2-3 hours)
  • Day 07: Depart Kathmandu for that familiar place called ‘home’’

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu Our office reps will be on standby with our vehicle to receive you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and our signboard will be displaying Travel Maker South Asia outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel. This will be your first overnight in the ancient valley of temples (probably the most in the world) in the capital city of ancient Kathmandu (B/fast included)
  • Day 02:Orientation and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley Kathmandu is the traditional soul of Nepal and has been a well known destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to visitors. The city is a neat combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, the two important neighboring cities bear much cultural and religious significance to Nepal’s landscape. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, the 15th century Palace of 55 windows and Swoyambhunath.

    The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near by your hotel. Your first Overnight at your hotel in the valley of cows that roam free, you probably won’t see this in any other city in the world.
    (Breakfast Included)
  • Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.), this takes about six hours. You depart for the six hour drive to Pokhara (915m,), 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. Pokhara is a tourist's haven full of natural as well as cultural sites; these include lakes, caves, and Buddhist and Hindu temples along with majestic mountain vistas. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes. Overnight in the city of lakes
  • Day 04:Hike from Pokhara City to Sarangkot (1600m) via Bagar (4 hours) We begin our hike after having lunch in a good hotel near the lakeside. In about an hour of leisurely walk, we will reach Bagar. From there, another hike of about three hours takes us to Sarangkot, the highest and most famous viewpoint near Pokhara. Both up and down, heart-melting panoramas open up in front our eyes. While the views upwards are dominated by the Annapurna Range, downwards we see the Fewa Lake, the city and other mountains. At twilight, we walk to the view-tower to enjoy the most memorable sunset of our lives. Then return to a teahouse, have dinner and crash out for the night.
  • Day 05:Hike from Sarangkot to Dhampus (4-5 hours) This morning, we wake up early to see one of the loveliest sunrises from the same view tower. We will experience another most unforgettable dawn of a lifetime as we watch the scenery. We then Return to the teahouse, have breakfast and hike to Naudanda, another excellent vantage point to view Pokhara valley and the Fewa Lake. From here, we move on to Ghatte Khola, where we have lunch and take a short rest. And then we start the final leg of the hike to Dhampus, a really beautiful village sitting on a hilltop. The village is inhabited by very friendly, warm-hearted ethnic Gurungs. In the evening, we will again have another charming sunset view from a viewpoint of the village. We spend our night in a local tea house.
  • Day 06:Dhampus to Pokhara City (2-3 hours) For the best views of Mt Fishtail full of radiance in the early sunlight, we get up early in the morning and walk to the viewpoint. Then we take a stroll around the village, observing local shops, local school and daily lifestyles of the people living here. Then we return to the teahouse, have breakfast and start a descent to the city. We Have lunch in a restaurant, and entertain ourselves during the day choosing from numerous activities that this seductive city offers for travelers. Overnight in the city of lakes
  • Day 07:Depart Kathmandu for that familiar place called ‘home’’ Our support team will have a vehicle on standby to take you to the airport for your flight home. At Travel Maker South Asia, we will respect the bonds of our relationship developed over the weeks and we hope you will remember us in the months ahead. Serving you was a great honor for us. We hope to see you again someday my friend. Sayonara!
    {Breakfast included}

Cost Includes

All ground transportation by car and bus.

All necessary government and local permits for the trek.

Accommodation: on descent mountain lodge.

Descent Sleeping bag during the trek.

All breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.

Basic emergency first aid kit.

Well experienced English speaking guide.

Assistant guide for the group more than 4

All food and accommodation for guide and assistant.

Insurance for guide and assistant.

Cost Excludes

Your accommodation and food in Kathmandu or and pokhara (can be arranged on request)

your personal trekking gear

All beverages including bottled water.

Your personal insurance, (it’s recommended to make insurance at least 40 days before the trek)

Tips for your guide and assistant.

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