dhampus sarangkot hiking
At a Glance
    Highlights
    • Offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre mountain ranges.
    • This trek passes through lush forests, terraced farmlands, and charming villages.
    • Provides opportunities to interact with the local Gurung communities and learn about their culture and heritage.
    • Dhampus is a picturesque village known for its traditional Gurung houses and breathtaking views of the Annapurna range.
    • The hike concludes at Sarangkot, a scenic hill station renowned for its spectacular sunrise views. 
    • Wake up early to witness the first light of dawn paint the skies in dynamic colors and also lighting up the snow-capped optimals in the range.
    • Dhampus is renowned for its stunning sunrise and sunset vistas over the mountains.
    • The trek is easily accessible from Pokhara, a city known for its scenic beauty and recreational activities. 
    • After the trek, you can explore Pokhara’s attractions such as Phewa Lake, Davis Falls, and the World Peace Pagoda.

    OVERVIEW

    The Dhampus to Sarangkot hike is another popular trekking route in the Pokhara region of Nepal, offering stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges along the way. Dhampus Sarangkot Hiking lies around Pokhara short hiking is suitable for everyone. This hike starts from Phedi, a small village about an hour's drive west of Pokhara. Dhampus is a beautiful village tucked away from the crowded Pokhara town, providing a picturesque view of northern Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Mountain Ranges.

    A trip to Dhampus and Sarangkot reflects the hard-working life of the native Gurungs, who are mostly farmers and traders. After the sunrise view and breakfast in the morning, we start our hike toward Sarangkot. Sarangkot Hill is better known for its grandeur view of Mount Dhaulagiri (8167 meters), Machhapucchhre (6997 meters), Annapurna II (7937 meters), and Lamjung Himal (6983 meters). Wake up at dawn and wait for the sun to rise painting the beautiful mountains orange, and you will be amazed.

    Later, we will trek back to Pokhara. Once in the city, we can enjoy the serenity of Fewa Lake on boats and visit a few popular hotspots in the region. Evenings will be gracefully spent in one of the night bars/restaurants with friends. The trip ends with a drive back to Kathmandu.
    Dhampus Sarangkot hiking brings out the best of the Pokhara region, with stunning views from these two beautiful spots. You can make your trip more interesting by visiting other famous places in the region and spending a beautiful evening at Phewa Lake.

    Scroll down to read the itinerary of this trek in detail. Choose your departure dates, and book the one that’s most suitable for your next holiday adventure in Nepal.

    DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF DHAMPUS SARANGKOT HIKING

    Dhampus Sarankot hiking is a family-friendly adventure. So, you can go ahead and book this trip for a wonderful family vacation. The walks are short and easy, and they end with delicious food and comfortable sleeping arrangements at every corner. This trip makes it easier for people with less trekking experience with no risk of high altitude sickness. It’s a win-win.
    Most of the trail is well-marked and doesn't involve steep ascents or high altitudes, making it suitable for beginners and families with children.

    However, it's still important to be reasonably fit and prepared for trekking, as there will be some uphill sections and uneven terrain along the way. 

    BEST SEASON TO TRAVEL DHAMPUS SARANGKOT HIKING

    The best season for the Dhampus Sarangkot Hiking is typically during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) months. During these times, the weather is generally stable, with clear skies and moderate temperatures, making it ideal for trekking and enjoying the spectacular mountain views.

    In the spring, you'll encounter blooming rhododendron forests, adding vibrant colors to the landscape, while autumn offers crisp, clear days with excellent visibility of the surrounding peaks.

    With its all-year-round appeal, the Dhampus to Sarangkot hike ensures that trekkers and adventurers can enjoy its beauty and highlights regardless of the season, making it a fantastic destination for outdoor enthusiasts at any time of the year. 

    HAT Representative will be waiting with your name plate just outside the International Airport in Kathmandu. After your arrival, we will organize your transportation to the designated hotel in Kathmandu. Spend the afternoon browsing the beautiful streets of Thamel or visit the nearby Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening, we will meet for welcome dinner and tour briefing.

    • Max. Altitude:1400m
    • Accommodation:3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu
    • Meals:Breakfast

    After breakfast, we will get on a tourist bus towards Pokhara along with our guide. The bus ride is stunningly scenic with views of hills, villages and Trishuli River on your right. We will arrive Pokhara by the afternoon or early evening. Move to the hotel and spend the evening by the famous Phewa Lake or in one of the restaurants/bars in the Lakeside street.

    • Max. Altitude:800m
    • Accommodation:3-Star Hotel in Pokhara
    • Meals:Breakfast

    After breakfast, we will walk to the bus stop and board on a short ride towards Phedi. We start trekking towards Dhampus. On the way, we will come across beautiful forests and views of mountains. The air is fresh and refreshing along the way. Don't miss the sunset in the evening.

    • Max. Altitude:1120m
    • Accommodation:Lodge in Dhampus
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Wake up early morning for a stunning sunrise view and it's reflection on the majestic Northern mountains. Mount Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna react with beautiful blend of hues and glow. After breakfast, we will start a 6-Hour trek towards the hill of Sarangkot

    • Max. Altitude:1720m
    • Accommodation:Lodge in Sarangkot
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Early morning wake up call for a beautiful sunrise view from Sarangkot Hill. Sarangkot is one of the popular sunrise view destinations in Nepal. Feel alive with the morning glow and prepare for a 2-Hour trek to Pokhara. We will spend the day visiting several popular spots in Pokhara and spend the evening at the Lakeside.

    • Accommodation:3-Star Hotel in Pokhara
    • Meals:Breakfast & Lunch

    After breakfast, we will start our back journey towards Kathmandu.

    • Accommodation:3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu
    • Meals:Breakfast

    Congratulations! Your trek has come to a beautiful end. Our representatives will aid you in your departure. We hope that you have had a wonderful time and will join us in the future for such treks and expeditions once again.

    • Meals:Breakfast

    Service Details

    Includes
    •  Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by private car / van
    •  Accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    •  Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary
    •  Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea & coffee during the trek
    •  Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
    •  One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide.
    •  All surface transfer to/from Kathmandu by private vehicle
    •  Two nights accommodation in Pokhara at two star category hotel
    •  Government taxes & office service charge
    •  Hiking Adventure Special Gift or T- Shirt
    Excludes
    •  International airfare,
    •  Items of personal nature & all bar bills ie. Soft/hard drinks, tips for Nepalese staff's
    •  Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
    •  All cold drinks such as: alcoholic beverages, mineral water and beverages
    •  Personal shopping and laundry,
    •  Personal trekking equipment
    •  Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)
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