Dhampus Trek

Dhampus Trek

Dhampus is a sparsely populated village located in Kaski district of Nepal at the altitude of 1650m-5213m. It is inhabited by Gurung and Magar. Dhampus trek is short and classic trek along the Northern portion of Annapurna peak. Dhampus trek offers spectacular scenery of Mt Annapurna and Mt. Machhapuchhere along with excellent countryside experience, spectacular sunrise and sunset.

Moreover, Dhampus is known as the gateway of the Annapurna conservation Region and Annapurna Base camp trek. Dhampus trek starts from Phedi which is one hour drive from Pokhara. Dhampus hill is just 3 hours straight walk from Phedi. Walk passes through forest and small hills. Long range of Himalayan can be observed from the Dhampus hill. It is also considered as one of the easiest and shortest treks suitable for all age groups. This trek is suitable for family with small, elderly people. Dhampus trek is suitable for all season unlike other trek around the peripheral of Annapurna region. Various kinds of flora and fauna can be observed along the route. National flower of Nepal rhododendron forest is one of the eye-catching elements for the viewer on the route of Dhampus Trek.
Dhampus provide great opportunity to watch the daily lives of country side villager and their unique farms with crops that only grows in high altitude. The choice is of trekker whether to stay overnight or climb down on the same day. Home stay is welcomed similarly hotel run by a family and villager is also attractive for accommodation. In spite the country side hotel and lodge provide good local and continental food.

Besides the breathtaking mountain views, Dhampus will  also offer you  an opportunity to experience the peace and beauty of Nepalese countryside, watch the daily lives of the villagers, see them work on the farms and interact with local people. For the short time tour, Dhampus trek is highly recommended. Nepal Pioneer Treks & Expedition is glad to operate this trek for you to make it your lifetime experience.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu  (1,300m/4160 ft).

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (820/2,6240ft), 5-6 hrs drive.

Day 03: Drive to Dhampus Phedi Then Trek to Dhampus at (1650m5282 ft).

Day 04: Trek to Sarangkot at (1592m5094 ft).

Day 05: Trek back to Pokhara then city tour in afternoon

Day 06: Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus.

Day 07: Departure for home

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu

Upon on your arrival at the Tribhuban International Airport, one of our staff will be there to warm greeting you with beautiful garland that is our respect and the culture to welcome to the new stranger. After welcoming you our staff will transfer to you to the hotel. After your long journey on a plane, you may get tired, so be fresh and take a bit rest,  then our manager will come to meet you to the hotel and talk about the plan of your trip details.


Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Today you are heading to Pokhara. One of the most beautiful city of Nepal and very much touristy place. Our guide will come to pick up you at your hotel, then take you to the tourist bus station. The bus journey about six to seven hours, including breakfast and lunch break. While you are driving on the highway, you will enjoy to the country sites, rivers and the mountains, like as Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and the Annapurna. Once you arrived in Pokhara, our guide drops you to the hotel, then he will talk about the plan for the next day trip. Today you are free, you have dinner on your own wherever you like then stay overnight in Pokhara.

Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Phedi then trek to Dhampus

Today is your first trekking day. It is like as hiking. First of all you should have breakfast at the hotel, then take a car to drive to Dhampus Phedi. It takes about half an hour drive from Pokhara then start your trek. It is a very nice walk up to Dhampus. It is a beautiful Gurung village. You can enjoy the scenery very much and the country site views. You can enjoy the magnificent views of all the Annapurna mountain, including Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Annapurna South, Annapurna two and many more. It is just day trek just about three hours walk, then stay overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Dhampud to Sarangkot

Today you should walk early in the morning and observe all the mountain views of all Annapurna mountain and the Fishtail view. After having breakfast, you can start your trek to Sarangkot. The trail you should drop down to the highway road, then catch a bus to Naudanda. Naudanda has also a nice place to enjoy the mountain view, you may stop for lunch. After lunch you can start your walk again passing through beautiful villages. At the end after six hours walk you arrive at Sarangkot. You can enjoy the lake view of Fewa in Pokhara and mountain views as well. You can stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Trek down from Sarangkot to Pokhara

Today you can wake up early in the morning to see the sun rise view and mountain views as well. It will take 10 minutes walk from the lodge to reach to the view point. After enjoying the mountain view you should back down to the lodge, have breakfast then walk down to Pokhara and walk through the side of the lake. Once you arrive at lodge then take a car for some sight visit the places like at a museum, Davis Fall,  Gupteshwor  Cave. After finishing your tour stay overnight in Pokhara.

Day 06: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. It takes about six to Seven hours drive to reach  Kathmandu. Once you arrive in Kathmandu, please be fresh then ready for farewell dinner. Our manager will come to pick you up at your hotel, then take you to the Nepalese cultural show restaurant. After having dinner drop to your hotel and stay overnight there.

Day 07: Departure day

Today is your last day in Nepal. Our driver will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for the final departure. Good luck. Wish you have a nice and safe journey back home.


Trip Includes:

  • Four nights accommodation including Kathmandu and Pokhara with twin sharing at tourist standard hotel (Bed and Breakfast)
  • All Ground and air transportation.
  • One full  day Kathmandu sightseeing by private vehicle with English speaking city tour guide if you are required.
  • Full board meal 3 times a day (B+L+D) during the trek days including tea & coffee (served in a cup).
  • English speaking trekking guide who has been authorized by the government and necessary number of porters (According to the group size) with their insurance, salary,accommodation and meals.
  •  welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu with Cultural show. (Ethnic music and dance)
  • All the necessary official documents , TIMS Permit,Trekking Permit etc.
  •  Sleeping bags and down jackets if necessary.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking Route map.
  • Insurance of Guide and Porters.
  • All require local and government tax.

Trip Excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fee and International flight.
  • Meal except Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea / coffee, snacks, battery re-charge, laundry service, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Tips to guide and porters.
  • Cost raised by flight cancellation, emergency rescue charges , landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control.
  • Monument entrance fees.

: Sun Glasses

: Scarf Face Mask

: Fleece Bennie

: Sunscreen

: Cap stick

: Hand Towel

: Cold weather Down Jacket

: Wind Stopper

: Rain Coat

: Fleece Jacket and Trouser

: T-shirt (short or long selves)

: Trekking Trousers

: Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom(two pairs)

: Trekking Boots

: Socks and under wears

: Head torch

: Snow Gaiter(depends on trekking region)

: Camel Pack or water bottle

: Trekking Poles

: Day Pack minimum 25 L with side pocket to keep bottle

: Spare batteries for Camera

: Down Jacket

: Sleeping Bag

Fixed Departures