Dampus is the beautiful Gurung settlement which has faced the Annapurna Massif. Dhampus Sarangkot Trek can be an ideal trek to any type of visitors. Dhampus is the gateway to the Annapurna Region, the popular trekking region of Nepal. The series of mountains, varied culture, diverse landscape, refreshing air, beautifully decorated typical stone slate roofed houses and the paved courtyards are the attraction here. The hotel and the lodges provide the good service with fine meals. The people here are found serving in Indian/British military and rest of them engaged either their own lodges or doing farming.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m)
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. About 6-7 hrs.
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Phedi and Trek to Dhampus (1,650 m), 4 hrs.
Day 05: Trek from Dhampus to Australian Camp (2,200 m), 3 hrs.
Day 06: Trek from Australian Camp to Sarangkot (1500 m), 4 hrs.
Day 07: Early morning sunrise view from Sarankot and trek back to Pokhara, 3 hrs.
Day 08: Transfer to the International Airport.
Transfer to the Hotel. Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our representative from Halesi Treks. Evening welcome dinner at typical Nepali restaurant .Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, we begin city tour to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Soyambhunath, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath by our tour guide.The day tour is full of fun and unforgettable due to daily activities performed by the local people, devotees, monks,and others.. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, we drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by Prithivi Highway. It is 200 km west from Kathmandu and takes about 6-7 hours by bus. Along with the rural beauty, following the streams, Trishuli River and Marshyangdi River, we keep on driving piercing the hilly parts observing the towering hills and the forests in both sides. We can have lunch in the highway restaurants .Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, we drive from Pokhara to Phedi. Phedi is 18 km far from Pokhara. It takes about 45 minutes which passes through lovely rice fields and wonderful villages. From Phedi, we climb up through the beautiful forest and villages. After 3 hours walk, we hit the ridge from where the adjacent hills towering seem like the pyramid in many places. The Mountain View from the top is spectacular. The sunrise and the sunset view from Dhampus are astonishing. Overnight at Guesthouse.
After breakfast, we begin our trek we gently climb up through the rhododendron forest viewing the great Annapurna massif and reach to Pothana for one and half hour. We continue the trek stepping through staircases up to Australian Camp which takes one hour from Pothana. This is the place where the Australian trekkers camped first time,so it is named the Australian Camp. Overnight at Guesthouse
we gently hike through the forest and descend down to Kade. From Kade we can drive till Sarangkot local bus or Taxi. We find the settlement of different ethnic groups on the way and we can distinguish the cultural differences, their accent, way of living and their costumes. After the ascend through the easy path, we finally reach to the Sarangkot which offer the face to face view of Fishtail, Annapurna I, II, III, South , and IV, Dhaulagiri, and Lamjung Himal. The valley view, Seti River and its gorges, Phewa Lake, The World Peace Pagoda from the top is beyond imagination. Sarangkot is the hill from where the Paragliding is being operated. This is the perfect place for the sunrise and the sun set. Overnight at Guesthouse
wake up early in the morning and wait for the sun rise and the sun’s ray falling on the top of Fishtail and Annapurna. Then,after breakfast, we slowly descend down the Sarangkot village through its sloppy hills and arrive at Pokhara we can have lunch then drive back to Kathmandu with private car. Overnight at Hotel
3 hours prior to the scheduled flight. If you have enough time before your departure, you could go for shopping to the local market.