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Dhampus trek

Dhampus trek is the beautiful hilltop located in the Kaski district which is day hiking from Pokhara valley.  From Pokhara city, 45 minutes driving can easily access from the touristic hub, Lakeside. The trekking starting point of Dhampus is Phedi, is lower and farmed land village.

  • Trip Fact - 3 days
  • Trip Code: : HST-NST-10
  • Trek Start: Phedi
  • Trek End: Pokhara
  • Grade: Easy
  • Trek start Elevation: 1100 m.
  • Highest Elevation: 1650 m.
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 People
  • Best time: September, October, November, December, February, March, April
  • Mode of Trek: Teahouse / Tent
Dhampus trek

Dhampus trek is the beautiful hilltop located in the Kaski district which is day hiking from Pokhara valley.  From Pokhara city, 45 minutes driving can easily access from the touristic hub, Lakeside. The trekking starting point of Dhampus is Phedi, is lower and farmed land village. From Phedi, we gradually hike up throughout the beautiful villages and forest for three hours. Dhampus is a popular vantage point in Annapurna region to close Himalaya’s views, local culture as well as sunrise and sunset. Nowadays, Dhampus prefer a lot, both inbound and outbound tourist especially connection of transportation the number of visitors is increased. It is also the transit point to trek in Annapurna Base Camp and Ghorepani Poon hill trek.

Dhampus trek offer majestic views of Himalayas include Dhampus peak and some of the stunning mountains like Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna South (7219m), Himchuli (644m), Lamjung Himal(6983m), Fishtail(6993m) and others. Dhampus trek is the easy, quiet and beautiful place to stay away from clamorous life. Dhampus village is naturally and culturally enriched, particularly Gurung inhabitant beautify the place more beautiful. Visitors can observe Gurung culture, locals foods, and their daily lives. Staying in the ethnic village means not only having accommodation in the village, into the ethnic Gurung village you will find warm hospitality and the opportunity to explore the culture of locals. Apart from this, you will be treated as friends more than a guest. There are many guest houses, hotel and resort to stay overnight. Dhampus serves simple local foods to varieties of foods and beverage in a hospitable way.

Dhampus trek from Pokhara is one of the shortest treks around Pokhara Valley that takes you through many different popular viewpoints: Dhampus village, Australian Camp, and Sarangkot. Dhampus is not only the best viewpoint, also the ethnic Gurung is another attraction for visitors, which gives you an opportunity to witness their daily activities. We suggest this trek who has limited time available in Nepal and want to trek in Nepal will be the perfect trip to rejoice their vacation. Dhampus treks provide an easy one day hike to multi-day trek via different destinations. The following are the itinerary that can follow by the trekkers:

Alternative Dhampus trek 1:

Day hike in Dhampus  (1,682m)

This trek allows hiking to Dhampus as a day hike. The hike starts and ends at the same point at Phedi Village. Ascend 3 hours to get Dhampus and return for one and half hours.

Alternative Dhampus trek 2:

Dhampus to Sarankot (1600m) trek – 3 days trek

Staying overnight at Sarankot is another opportunity to capture the view amazing of Himalayas and landscape of Pokhara city. Enjoy the panoramic view of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu. If you love adventure, don’t miss paragliding.

Day 1: Drive to Phedi and trek to Dhampus (1,750m.)

We drive Phedi by tour private vehicle for 30 minutes to 45 minutes. Ascend 3 to 4 hours trek to reach Dhampus. Overnight at Dhampus village.

Day 2: Trek to  Sarankot(1600m)

After breakfast, we head off to Sarankot hill station, walking throughout the beautiful hamlet of paddy field. Sarankot offers superb sunrise and sunset view in between the snow-capped Himalayas.

Day 3:  Trek to Pokhara (827m) – lakeside

Easy downhill treks move towards to the beautiful lakeside. It is just 2-3 hours walk. At your leisure, you have many options to do. Such as boating, visiting Mahindra cave, Devi’s fall or you can relax in your hotel.

Alternative Dhampus trek 3:

Dhampus to Australian Camp trek (2055m) – 3 days

Day 1: We drive to Phedi to start our trek. Approximately 3 hours trek. Stay overnight at Dhampus.

Day 2: We begin our trek with the mesmerizing panoramic views of the Himalayas. Walk gently through the rhododendron and oak forest until Pothana. Having a lunch after, we follow the trail climbing stone paved way until Australian Camp. There is a large green ground for camping; trekkers can entertain by playing football, volleyball, badminton with the trekking crews or with the family members.

Day 3: After breakfast, we do a short trek to Kande. It is about a 2-hour walk. From Kande, Our private car will pick you up at the Hotel -Lakeside.

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