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Dhampus Sarangkot Trek - 3 Days

  • Duration 3 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Starts at Pokhara
  • Ends at Pokhara
  • Meals 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners During Trek
  • Accommodation Guest House During Trek
  • Max. Altitude Dhampus (1650 meters)
  • Activity Trekking
  • Group Type Any
  • Group Size 1 to 20
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
Highlights
  • One of the main highlights of the trek is the breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. You will also get to see the stunning sunrise over the Himalayas from Sarangkot.
  • The trek takes you through several traditional Nepalese villages, including Dhampus, Naudanda, and Kaskikot. You will have the opportunity to experience the local culture, meet the friendly locals, and learn about their way of life.
  • The trek offers a diverse landscape, ranging from lush forests to terraced fields and open grasslands. You will get to walk through rhododendron and bamboo forests and cross several streams and waterfalls.
  • The area is home to a variety of wildlife, including monkeys, deer, and a wide variety of bird species. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife as you trek through the forests and grasslands.
  • The trek gives you the opportunity to try traditional Nepalese cuisine, including dal bhat, momos, and chow mein. You can also try the local tea, which is made with milk, sugar, and a blend of spices.
  • The trek also takes you to several cultural landmarks, including the Bindhyabasini Temple in Pokhara and the World Peace Pagoda. These landmarks offer a glimpse into the region's rich history and spiritual traditions.
  • The local people in the region are known for their hospitality and warmth. You will have the opportunity to interact with the locals and learn about their traditions and way of life, which can be a highlight of the trek for many trekkers.

A quick and simple hiking route is the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek in the Annapurna region. It is especially intended for those interested groups that do have a limited amount of vacation time or who could experience high altitude sickness. The finest trek for novice hikers and families with young children is this one. The Dhampus Sarangkot Trek will provide trekkers with a superb panoramic view of the Annapurna Himalayan Range, which includes the impressive Annapurna I (8,091m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Annapurna II (7,930m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Lamjung Himal (6,983m), Annapurna South (7,219m), and numerous other dazzling white mountains.

The Dhampus Sarangkot Trekking's additional attraction is its lush surroundings and terraced fields. Above the Pokhara Valley, there are two distinct locations: Sarangkot and Dhampus. Sarangkot is the ideal location to see the majestic Himalayan range at both sunrise and sunset. Similarly, Dhampus is a stunning settlement that is mostly home to the Gurung ethnic group and serves as a starting point for Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek. One of the most beautiful and straightforward short treks in the region, the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek Itinerary will lead you through magnificent Middle Hill communities of several nationalities. You will get the opportunity to soak in the changing colors of the mountain as you queue up wearing a veil, learn about the local culture, and come across their customary practices. The mountain is everlasting and is crowned with snow, always smiling.

For expansive vistas of the Himalayas from Dhampus, the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is a particularly enjoyable climb in the morning. The Australian camp is only a 30-minute journey away from Dhampus, and most trekkers visit it in the morning for the beauty. The finest seasons for the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), while it is feasible to go at any time of year. Rhododendrons are in bloom in the spring, when there is a little more color, and the sky is often clearer in the autumn. However, there are fewer tourists during the rainy season. Every season has its benefits.

A short drive from Pokhara will take you to Phedi, where the 3-day Dhampus Sarangkot Trek will start. The journey then climbs through a rhododendron woodland and terraced farmlands before arriving at Dhampus. Along with the Brahmin and Magar ethnic groups, the Gurung people make up the majority of the population. Once there, you will have lunch while admiring the stunning Himalayan scenery, which includes the Annapurna, Lamjung Himal, and other snow-capped peaks. You will reach Sarangkot, a stunning vantage point, by continuing on the Dhampus Sarangkot Trekking Trail via the surrounding rice terraces, hills, and mountain scenery.

Walking will take close to three to four hours. The area provides views of the magnificent Himalayan mountains at sunrise and dusk which are both brilliant. It is amazing. Wonderful trekking may be done from Pokhara Valley to Sarangkot. Sarangkot is also the ideal site for paragliding. If it is included in the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek Itinerary, hikers can go paragliding above Fewa Lake. Otherwise, Pokhara is reached by the hike. Visitors can join up for further activities by their Dhampus Sarangkot Trek Itinerary when the trek is over.

We at Green Valley Nepal Treks and Research Hub are pleased to present our well-planned Dhampus Sarangkot Trek Detailed Itinerary, which will give you the experience of a lifetime. Booking is now available for 2024 and 2025. Based on your time, budget, and endurance, we are willing to modify this package to meet your requirements. For more questions regarding the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek Package Cost, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Benefits of Dhampus Sarangkot Trek Booking with us

  • International and Domestic Airport Pickup And Drop off service
  • Green Valley Nepal Trek Duffle Bag
  • Green Valley Nepal Trek T-Shirt
  • Free Dhampus Sarangkot Trek Map
  • An Oximeter to Check Blood Oxygen Saturation Levels.
  • Medical Kits - Which May Be Necessary In Certain Cases.
  • Free Excess Luggage Storing At Green Valley Nepal Store During The Trek

What You Can Expect from Dhampus Sarangkot Trek?

The Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is a stunning and memorable trekking route that offers a mix of natural beauty, cultural diversity, and adventure. Here's what you can expect from this trek:

  • The trek offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The sunrise and sunset views from Sarangkot are simply mesmerizing.
  • The trek takes you through traditional Nepalese villages like Dhampus, Pothana, and Landruk, where you can interact with locals and learn about their unique way of life.
  • The trail takes you through lush green forests of rhododendron, oak, and bamboo trees, which are home to a variety of bird species.
  • The trek is relatively easy and is suitable for all age groups. You don't need to be an experienced trekker to complete this trek.
  • The trek offers stunning landscapes that include rolling hills, terraced farms, and dramatic gorges.
  • The trek also offers opportunities for adventure activities like paragliding, bungee jumping, and zip-lining.
  • The trek offers comfortable accommodation in teahouses and lodges along the way. You can also enjoy traditional Nepalese food and other cuisines at these places.

Is Dhampus Sarangkot Trek Suitable For You?

The Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is easy and is suitable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness and a sense of adventure. Here are some factors to consider to determine if this trek is suitable for you:

  • Fitness level: The trek involves walking for around 4 to 6 hours a day, so it's important to have a reasonable level of fitness. If you lead a sedentary lifestyle or have any medical conditions, it's recommended that you consult your doctor before embarking on the trek.
  • Altitude: The trek reaches a maximum altitude of around 1600 meters, so altitude sickness is not usually a concern. However, it's always a good idea to be aware of the symptoms and take precautions.
  • Weather: The best time to do the trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is dry and stable. During the monsoon season (June to August), the trails can be slippery and muddy, while the winter (December to February) can be cold and snowy.
  • Trekking experience: The Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is an easy-level trek, and no prior trekking experience is required. However, it's always a good idea to have some basic trekking skills and be prepared for the conditions.
  • Cultural immersion: The trek takes you through traditional Nepalese villages, so it's important to respect the local culture and customs. Understanding and being respectful of the local culture can enhance your trekking experience.

Preparation for Dhampus Sarangkot Trek

Preparing for the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is crucial to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience. Here are some things to consider when preparing for the trek:

  • Physical fitness: The trek involves walking for 5-6 hours per day on hilly terrain, so it's important to prepare yourself physically. A good way to prepare is to start a regular exercise routine that includes cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and flexibility training.
  • Trekking gear: You will need a few essential items for the trek, including a comfortable and sturdy pair of hiking shoes, warm clothing, rain gear, a hat, sunglasses, a backpack, and a sleeping bag. It's also a good idea to carry a first-aid kit, a water bottle, and a headlamp or flashlight.
  • Altitude sickness prevention: While the highest point on the trek is only at an altitude of 1600 meters, it's still important to be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness and take precautions. It's recommended to drink plenty of water, avoid alcohol and smoking, and ascend slowly.
  • Weather conditions: The weather can be unpredictable in the mountains, so it's important to be prepared for all weather conditions. It's recommended to check the weather forecast before starting the trek and pack accordingly.
  • Cultural awareness: The trek takes you through traditional Nepalese villages, so it's important to be aware of the local customs and traditions. It's important to be respectful of the local culture and people.

Dhampus Sarangkot Trek Cost 2024 and 2025

Green Valley Nepal Treks offers the Dhampus Sarangkot Trekking Cost based on group size. Please follow for the group price details:

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Day to Day Itinerary
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A 40-minute drive will be taken from Pokhara to Phedi to start the Dhampus Sarangkot Trekking. You will go through Zero Kilometer, Harichowk, Milanchowk, and Hyangja as you make your way into Dhampus Phedi from the lakeside. The paths out of Phedi are a little challenging because they include steps, but the vistas are really worth it. The Annapurna Himalayan Range will be often in view throughout the whole hike. Since it only takes three hours to reach the lovely town of Dhampus, you may hike gently while taking in the breathtaking scenery.

  • Guest House
  • Lunch, and Dinner
  • 2 to 3 Hours
  • 3 Kilometers

The sunrise panorama of the entire Annapurna Range is what you'll get to see today when you get up early. Sarangkot still has one of the greatest places to see the sunrise, nevertheless. The day will start for you at Dhampus following breakfast. The Dhampus Sarangkot Trekking Trail's first section is a gentle trek along the same path as yesterday. Following a right turn and a descent to Ghatte Khola, your path will alter to go toward Sarangkot after 10 minutes of walking. You will start to climb upwards in the direction of Naudanda after crossing the river on a suspension bridge. The Naudanda Sarangkot hiking route departs from Naudanda and continues up the hill, offering stunning views. To reach the location known as Kaskikot for lunch, you must first climb a hill. Your hike toward Sarangkot will resume after lunch.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 Hours
  • 20 Kilometers

In order to see one of the greatest Himalayan sunrises over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan Range, you will embark on a little trek in the morning. When you have had enough time on the lookout, head back to your hotel for breakfast. You will start your travel to Pokhara city after breakfast. Today's track, which connects to Pokhara's main highways around the lake, is primarily downhill. There are a few ways to go from Sarangkot to Pokhara, which offers both motorized and paragliding activities. You may take a paragliding ride down to Pokhara for an additional fee. It takes two to three hours to return on foot, going downhill, to Pokhara. Your Dhampus Sarangkot Trek Itinerary concludes at this point.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast
  • 2.5 to 3 Hours
  • 5 Kilometers

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

Cost Includes
  • One professional guide
  • All necessary permits
  • Transport to/from the trek, starting from Pokhara and ending in Pokhara
  • Food and accommodation during the trek as per the itinerary
Cost Excludes
  • Food and accommodation while in Pokhara
  • Drinks like cola, beer, etc
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Start:SaturdayMay 25, 2024
End:MondayMay 27, 2024
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End:WednesdayMay 29, 2024
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End:FridayMay 31, 2024
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Dhampus Sarangkot Trek Best Time, Season, Months

The best time to do the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. During these months, the weather is generally dry and stable, and the skies are clear, offering stunning views of the mountains and the landscape. The temperature is also moderate, making it comfortable for trekking during the day.

  • In the spring season, the hills and valleys are covered with colorful wildflowers and rhododendron forests in bloom. This makes for a beautiful and picturesque trekking experience.
  • In the autumn season, the skies are clearer and the weather is generally stable, making it easier to enjoy the panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The autumn season is also a good time to explore the local villages and experience the local culture and festivals.

The monsoon season (June to August) is not recommended for the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek, as the region experiences heavy rainfall, which can make the trails muddy and slippery, and the mountain views may be obscured by clouds and mist. The winter season (December to February) can also be challenging due to the cold temperature and snow, which can make trekking difficult in some areas.

Food or Meal Availability on Dhampus Sarangkot Trek

The Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is not a higher-altitude trekking route. Therefore, there is a probability that you will be able to receive whatever type of food you like. Green Valley Nepal Treks will provide you with three meals each day—two breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners—during the course of your walk. After supper, our guide will also give some seasonal fruits. The Dhampus Sarangkot Trekking Trail offers a variety of cuisines, including typical Nepalese food as well as Italian, Chinese, Western, Continental, Japanese, and others. However, because Dhampus is located in a somewhat higher zone, you could not find much stuff there. In Sarangkot and Pokhara, you can find anything you like to have. You will have lunch on the way to the next destination, while breakfast and dinner will be served at the same tea house where you slept while hiking.

Accommodation Facility on Dhampus Sarangkot Trek

Even though the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is a tea house trek, Sarangkot in particular offers all the amenities found in urban areas. If you can afford it, you can have a private room with an attached bathroom in order to avoid having to share it with other hikers. In terms of lodging in Dhampus, a shared room with minimal amenities will be offered. You will receive a pillow, a nice blanket, and a modest bedroom. You could also have to share a bathroom that is outside of the room. The availability of electricity is a factor, though. Therefore, you may charge your electrical device for free.

Dhampus Sarangkot Trek Difficulty Level

The Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is considered to be an easy trek. The trail is well-defined and not technically difficult, but it does involve some steep ascents and descents, which can be challenging for beginners. The trek starts from the village of Phedi and goes through several traditional Nepalese villages, including Dhampus and Naudanda. The highest point of the trek is the Sarangkot viewpoint at an elevation of 1,592 meters, which is reached on the third day of the trek. The trek takes around 3 to 4 days to complete, covering a distance of around 25 to 30 kilometers. The daily walking hours are around 4 to 6 hours, which is manageable for most people with a moderate level of fitness. It is recommended that you do some physical training and prepare for the trek, especially if you are a beginner. It is also important to acclimatize to the altitude and take enough breaks and rest to avoid altitude sickness.

Requirement of Travel Insurance for Dhampus Sarangkot Trek

While travel insurance is not a legal requirement for the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek, it is highly recommended that you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, accidents, theft, and trip cancellations. The trek involves hiking in remote areas, and accidents or medical emergencies can happen unexpectedly. Travel insurance can help cover the costs of medical treatment and emergency evacuations if needed. In addition, travel insurance can also cover the costs of trip cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight cancellations, weather disruptions, or personal emergencies. When purchasing travel insurance, it is important to ensure that the policy covers trekking up to an altitude of at least 2,000 meters, as some policies may exclude coverage for high-altitude trekking. Overall, having travel insurance provides peace of mind and can help protect you financially in the event of any unexpected incidents or emergencies that may arise during the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek.

Altitude Sickness and Remedies during Dhampus Sarangkot Trek

To prevent altitude sickness during the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek, it is important to properly acclimatize to the altitude by gradually ascending and taking rest days as needed. It is also recommended to drink plenty of fluids, avoid alcohol and caffeine, and eat a high-carbohydrate diet to provide the body with enough energy. If you do experience symptoms of altitude sickness during the trek, it is important to stop ascending and rest until the symptoms subside. You can also take over-the-counter medication such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen to help alleviate symptoms. In severe cases, descent to a lower altitude may be necessary. In addition, some natural remedies can also help alleviate symptoms of altitude sickness. Drinking coca tea, a traditional remedy used by the Andean people of South America, has been shown to help alleviate altitude sickness symptoms. Ginger tea, garlic soup, and other herbal remedies may also help alleviate symptoms.

Dhampus Sarangkot Trek Packing List, Gears, Equipment

Here are some essential items to pack for the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek:

  • Hiking boots or shoes with good ankle support
  • Comfortable hiking pants and shorts
  • Lightweight and moisture-wicking tops and jackets
  • Warm layers for the colder nights, such as a fleece jacket or down jacket
  • A waterproof and windproof jacket or shell
  • A hat, gloves, and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with SPF protection
  • A lightweight and quick-drying towel
  • Toiletries, including toilet paper and hand sanitizer
  • Water bottles or hydration pack to stay hydrated during the trek
  • Snacks such as energy bars, nuts, and dried fruits
  • A small first aid kit with essentials such as bandages, antiseptic ointment, and pain relievers
  • A headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Travel insurance documents and a copy of your passport.

It is important to pack light and bring only the essentials to minimize the weight of your backpack. It is also recommended to bring a duffel bag or a backpack with a rain cover to protect your belongings from rain and moisture.

Dhampus Sarangkot Trek Guide and Safety Major

Hiring a guide for the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek can be a great way to enhance your trekking experience and ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable journey. A guide can provide valuable insight into the local culture, history, and geography, as well as help you navigate the trail and avoid potential hazards. Here are some benefits of hiring a guide for the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek:

  • A guide who is familiar with the trail and the local area can provide valuable insights into the culture and history of the region, as well as point out interesting landmarks and attractions along the way.
  • A guide can help you navigate the trail and ensure that you stay on the right path, especially if the trail is poorly marked or if there are multiple paths to choose from.
  • A guide can help ensure your safety on the trail by providing advice on how to avoid potential hazards such as altitude sickness, extreme weather conditions, and difficult terrain.
  • If you don't speak the local language, a guide can help you communicate with the locals and provide a bridge to the local culture.
  • A guide can provide moral support and encouragement, which can be especially helpful during challenging sections of the trail.

When choosing a guide, it is important to look for someone who is knowledgeable, experienced, and reliable. It is recommended to hire a licensed and registered guide from a reputable trekking company, as they are required to meet certain standards of training and experience.

Dhampus Sarangkot Trek Booking Procedure

With Green Valley Nepal Treks, one of Nepal's leading trekking companies, you can get the lowest price now on Dhampus Sarangkot Trek Package. With several qualified guides, we are completely government-approved and registered trekking and adventure specialists (the firm registration number is 71671/066/067). Additionally, we are affiliated with several national tourist organizations, including the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), TAAN, NMA, KEEP, and many others. The finest experience of a lifetime will undoubtedly be trekking with the most reputable and highly recommended local firm by many organizations. For this trip, we thus warmly welcome you all to the Green Valley Nepal Treks family. You simply need to pay a 10% deposit now and the rest when you arrive for the booking producers.

What our travelers saysClient Reviews
  • TripAdvisor

    Dhampus Sarangkot Trek Was an Unforgettable Experience

    The Dhampus Sarangkot Trek was an unforgettable experience. The stunning sunrise and sunset views from Sarangkot were the highlights of the trek. The trek was challenging but doable, and our guide was excellent at making sure we were comfortable and safe throughout the journey. Highly recommend this trek to anyone looking for a unique adventure in Nepal.

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    Lisa M.November 02, 2022Hungary
  • TripAdvisor

    Amazing Time at the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek

    I had an amazing time at the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek. The scenery was breathtaking, the food was delicious, and the accommodations were comfortable. Our guide was excellent and made the trek even more enjoyable. I would definitely do it again.

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    Michael T.June 20, 2022Japan
FAQs
  • The best time to do the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is from September to November and from March to May, when the weather is mild, and the skies are clear.

  • While a guide is not required for the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek, hiring one can enhance your trekking experience and ensure your safety on the trail.

  • The Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is a moderately difficult trek, with some steep ascents and descents. It is suitable for beginner to intermediate trekkers with a good level of fitness.

  • The highest point on the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is Dhampus, which is located at an altitude of 1650 meters (5413 feet).

  • There are basic lodges and teahouses along the trail that offer simple accommodation and meals. Some lodges may have hot showers and Wi-Fi, but amenities can vary depending on the location.

  • While altitude sickness is not a major concern on the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek, it is important to be aware of the symptoms and take necessary precautions to prevent it.

  • The Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is typically a 3 to 4 days trek, but it can be customized to fit your schedule and preferences.

  • The cost of the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek can vary depending on factors such as the duration of the trek, the season, and whether you hire a guide or porter. Generally, you can expect to spend around $500 to $800 for a 3 to 4 days trek.

  • Yes, you can customize the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek itinerary according to your preferences and schedule. You can add or remove days, change the route, or incorporate other activities like cultural tours or wildlife safaris.

  • There is limited internet and phone connectivity on the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek, especially in remote areas. Some lodges and teahouses may have wifi and charging facilities, but it is best to bring a portable charger and backup devices.

  • The lodges and teahouses along the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek offer a variety of local and western-style food, including dal bhat (rice, lentils, and vegetables), noodles, soups, and snacks. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are available.

  • Yes, you need a TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card and an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) to do the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

  • If you have a medical emergency on the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek, you can seek help from the nearest lodge or teahouse, or contact your guide or porter for assistance. In serious cases, you may need to be evacuated by helicopter to a hospital in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

  • You should pack warm and waterproof clothing, sturdy trekking shoes, a backpack, a water bottle, a sleeping bag, a headlamp, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, a first-aid kit, and any personal medication. It is best to pack light and bring only essential items.

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