Dhampus Hiking

5 Days

Dhampus Hiking is 3 days easy walking trip starts from Pokhara to Saragkot via Dhampus village. This Dhampus village hiking covers the Dhampus village and Sarangkot hill during the hike. Dhampus is the famous Gurung village offers cultural experience with superb mountain views whereas Sarankot is the renowned hill station for sunrise and sunset view.

Highlights of Dhampus Hiking

  • Superb views of the Annapurna ranges
  • Dhaulagiri, Fishtail etc mountains,
  • Beautiful sunset and sunrise on the Himalayas
  • Countryside experience.


Dhampus hiking from Pokhara is short and easy walking trip offers cultural experience with great natural views. The easy hiking trip is best option for short trekking in Nepal.

Dhampus hiking is short but quite a rewarding hike. Walking through sparse villages, farm terraces and forests, we reach to the Dhampus hill after few hours of walk from Pokhara.

A close face to face view of a long range of Annapurna and other mountains greets us on reaching Dhampus. We enjoy the amazing sunsets on the Himalayas in the evening and sunrise next morning, a scenery that you will treasure for long. Besides the breathtaking mountain views. Dhampus village 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. Dhampus offers the real taste of Nepal’s beauty through hiking in Nepal.

Dhampus Village

Dhampus is a small village nearby Pokhara. The beautiful village is the home of ethnic Gurung community. The brave Gorkhas belongs to this village also. Dhampus village is a living museum to explore the Nepalese lifestyle with rich culture. The warm hospitality of local community is the major highlights of Dhampus. You can experience the local lifestyle of hilly region of Nepal. The warm and charming village offers the homestay and cultural performance.

Outline Itinerary

Day Program Elevation
1 Kathmandu to Pokhara(by tourist Bus) 1440m
2 Pokhara to Dhampus vai Phedi 1650m
3 Dhampus to Sarankot via Naudada 1600m
4 Sarankot to Pokhara after Sunrise view 1440m
5 Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus (6-7 hrs), 1360m


The Bus journey will take 6 to 7 hours.Pokhara is set in a lovely valley at the foot of the Machapuchare so you get spectacular views of the mountains from all parts of the town. It is quite different then Kathmandu, it has plenty of scenic attractions and is close to the mountains. Here is some interesting short walks or bicycle rides in Pokhara, you can swim and canoe on Lake Phewa or just watch the last rays of the sun stream across the dip in the mountains that hold the lake. Along the lakeside road there is a continuous stretch of small hotels, restaurants and shops; it’s an area which still has a bit of the old hippy scene felt about it.

Today we drive to Phedi (30minutes) from Pokhara and trek to Dhampus village approximately two hours ascend. This is a close point of Machhapuchhre Himal. On the route pass through the villages, farmland and jungle. Overnight stay in a lodge.

Early in the morning enjoy the sunrise view over the Himalayas. Walk around the village. After breakfast trek to Sarankot via Naudanda. It takes about 6 hours to reach Sarankot. You will enjoy the local culture, interact with people and enjoy the superb views of mountains and landscape. Overnight at Sarangkot.

Sarangkot is the famous point for sunrise view. The hill towards the Pokhara valley offers panoramic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. After early morning wakeup for sunrise view over the Himalayas, we take out breakfast and hike down to Pokhara. It takes about 3 hours to reach Pokhara.

After breakfast, transfer to Tourist bus station and 07:30am drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. This scenic drive offers fascinating glimpses of rural Nepal as you pass through Middle Hill scenery along the famous rafting Trishuli River originated from Tibet north east of Kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu 02:30 to 03:00pm.

Cost Include

  • Drive Kathmandu and Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu via Tourist Bus
  • Pokhara to Hiking Starting Point and Hiking Ending Point to Pokhara
  • Required number of experienced English speaking guides and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment, food and accommodation).
  • 05 days guide wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • 05 days porter wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • 03 nights Lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services.
  • 02 Hotel in Pokhara with B/B basic (One Night) (Centrally located, attach bathroom, hot and cold shower)
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag/duffle bag (we provide these if necessary).
  • Trekking maps.
  • Rubbish disposal
  • Our service charge and government taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • All meals in Kathmandu, Pokhara and during trekking
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, such as ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
  • Your International flight ticket airfare
  • Energetic chocolate/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food snacks etc
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa fees which can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport
  • Sightseeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned herein

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Dhampus Hiking