Dhampus Sarangkot Trek

Destination Nepal Activity Trekking in Nepal
Duration 9 days Group Size
Max Altitude 0 Difficulty Beginner

An incredible family vacation awaits, with Rediscover Nepal’s newest package; the Dhampus Sarngkot trek! A relaxing holiday in Nepal of sightseeing, and hiking in the hills of Nepal with incredible views. Taking place south of The Annapurna Himalayas and famous for those fairy like sceneries of mighty snowcapped mountains reflecting on turquoise lakes. This is one of the best short treks in Nepal to have a nice outdoor vacation. 

What can you expect
Rediscover Nepal offers a professional and experience service with licensed veteran guides who know the ins and outs of every spot on the route. A unique experience awaits! Visiting the Annapurna region of Nepal you get to see the famous mountains like the unique shaped Fishtail Mountain known locally as Mt. Machhapuchhare. To make this short trek in Nepal even better, incredible panorama views can be seen from Sarangkot hill.  Visiting the lakeside city of Pokhara comes with a lot of activities. Boating on Fewa Lake is one of the most fun things to do and visiting David’s fall and the Gupteshore Cave that runs under the legendary waterfall just makes it worth it! A nice outdoor trek of two nights takes place before this. Visiting Sarangkot famous for one of the best views of Nepalese landscapes such as small villages, and mountain sides overgrown with lush green forests. Furthermore, a visit to the Australian Camp makes for a good outdoor experience. The views of Mt Daulagiri, the Annapurna mountain range and Mt. Machhapuchhare are astonishing. Dhampus is an iconic gateway village from where incredible scenic views can be seen. The rice field terraces resting on the side of the hills with the Annapurna snowcapped mountains laying in the back ground is just astonishing.  

Activities in Nepal
Besides the trekking part of the Dhampus Sarangkot trek, Nepal has a lot of sightseeing places to offer. Rediscover Nepal finds it important to have some time during this package to enjoy the wonders of Kathmandu and the cultural activities in Pokhara. During this short trek in Nepal, our experienced guide will bring you on a tour in Kathmandu to see the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, and roam around the cobbled alleys of Patan’s Royal Durbar Square, filled with handicraft shops, ancient Temples and old Palace buildings. A stop at the Mighty Boudhanath Stupa and a hike up to the Monkey temple of Swayambunath is surly a must!
During our stay in Pokhara visiting the Lake Temple by boat with the whole family makes for great photo opportunities. Seeing the heavy water flowing down in the dark underground is even more spectacular from down the Gupteshore Cave! Pokhara has even more activities not included in this Dhampus Sarangkot Trek Itinerary, like Paragliding, ultra-light flights, Zip lining and even bungee jumping. These can be organized but an additional day needs to be booked in Pokhara. Inquire during your booking and our Rediscover Nepal Team will be more than happy to increase your Nepali experience even further! 
A great short trek in Nepal in a magical landscape filled with nature and a small cultural tour makes the Dhampus Sarangkot so special and worthwhile! 

Ridiscover Nepal donates 20% of all bookings to the Minerva Foundation in order to rebuild Dhading and to provide care for the orphans of the 2015 earthquake.

During the trek there is no mention of any lunch hours as every participant has their own pace. 
For an extension of your holiday to visit places as Chitwan National Park, or Lumbini the birthplace of Buddha, please inquire during your booking.
This itinerary can be made shorter or longer depending on your booking choice, just inquire to us.

Short Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara
Day 03: Drive to Phedi and trek to Dhampus
Day 04: Trek to the Australian Camp
Day 05: Trek to Sarangkot
Day 06: drive back to Pokhara and enjoy activities
Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel
Day 08: Kathmandu sightseeing  
Day 09: Departure

Trip Highlights:
  • Thamel backpackers paradise
  • An amazing drive to Pokhara with incredible views
  • Trek to Dhampus, The Australian Camp, and Sarangkot
  • Stunning views of Mt. Machhapuchhre and the Annapurna Himalayan Range
  • Sightseeing at Pokhara; David’s Fall, the Ghupteshowre Cave, Bindabaseni Temple
  • Boating on Fewa Lake with a reflection of Mt. Machhapurchhe and the Annapurna Himalayan Range
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu; the UNESCO world heritage sites
  • A spectacular dinner with a live Nepali culture show
Day 1
Arrival at Kathmandu
  • After arriving at the airport one of our representatives will be there to greet you
  • Transfer to your hotel
  • After hotel check in and a short rest, we organize a trip briefing and introduce you to your guide during the trip
  • Rest of the evening is free
  • Overnight stay at your hotel

Traveler’s note: Thamel is a great place to book a family friendly hotel, it has access to almost everything.

Day 2
Drive to Pokhara
  • Hotel breakfast and check out
  • Transfer to the tourist buspark
  • A scenic drive for about 6 hours takes 
  • Transfer to your hotel in Pokhara
  • After check in we get to explore this amazing lakeside town
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Traveler’s note: it’s always a nice game to play who can see Mt. Machhapurchhre first when driving to Pokhara! Located on the side of the lake is a lighted walking path connected to charming restaurants, makes for the perfect place to enjoy dinner!

Day 3
Drive to Phedi and trek to Dhampus
  • Hotel breakfast and check out
  • We take a vehicle to Phedi
  • Starting our trek upwards through a zigzagging road that leads small villages
  • Amazing views of the Annapurna Himalayas 
  • An easy going gravel road takes us directly to Dhampus
  • Explore around Dhampus, visit the local houses and school
  • Dinner and overnight at the guest house

Traveler’s note: Did you know that the original village of Dhampush is located on the other side more downwards, the villagers moved the village to the road side to offer their services to passing through travelers. Ask your guide to hike to the old village the views from there are incredible!

Day 4
Trek to the Australian Camp
  • Breakfast and departure
  • Follow the gravel road further up
  • From here the trail heads in to a beautiful rhododendron forest
  • Zigzagging through the forest we reach the Australian Camp
  • Dinner and overnight at the guest house

Traveler’s note: The sunrise views from the Australian Camp are amazing and magical ask your guide for an early wake up call to witness this!

Day 5
Trek to Sarangkot
  • Breakfast and departure
  • The last day of the trek we head down
  • Seeing incredible valley views, we pass through some rustic villages
  • Arrival in Sarangkot
  • At the evening we hike up to the viewpoint for an incredible sunset view over the Annapurna Himalayas
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the guest house

Traveler’s note: did you know that Sarangkot is famous for its epic vantage point of the Annapurna Himalayas? Prepare your cameras as in the morning we wake up early for an even more amazing sunrise view. Sarangkot is also a famous paragliding point, ask to your Rediscover Nepal Team if you want to paraglide down to Pokhara!

Day 6
drive back to Pokhara and enjoy activities
  • Early wake up
  • Hike up to the view point for an amazing sunrise view
  • Breakfast and departure
  • A short drive takes us back to Pokhara
  • Hotel check in
  • In the afternoon we go sightseeing at the following points: 
  • The Bindabaseni Temple
  • Boating on Phewa Lake
  • David’s fall
  • The Gupteshore Cave
  • In the evening we get to relax at the lakeside
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Traveler’s note: Pokhara has a lot to offer besides sightseeing some amazing activities can be done here! Make sure to ask during your booking or to your guide to organize; paragliding, ultra-light flight, bungee jumping or zip lining. 

Day 7
Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Hotel breakfast and check out
  • We drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • We drive for about 3 hours along the Trishuli River
  • Lunch break at the riverside restaurant
  • Another 3 hours of driving takes us back in the Kathmandu Valley
  • Hotel check in and rest of the day is free
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Traveler’s note: the road to Kathmandu offers nice views try to get a seat on the left side if you are going by ac tourist bus! On the way we pass the famous Manakamana Hindu Temple located up high across the river, a cable car takes you up, to visit this amazing place makes for a great experience, please to organize visiting this amazing temple consult our Rediscover Nepal team during your booking.

Day 8
Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Hotel breakfast
  • After breakfast our tour guide will be there to take you sightseeing
  • Kathmandu sightseeing points: 
  • The monkey Temple of Swayambunath
  • The Royal Durbar Square of Patan
  • The Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath
  • The Buddhist Stupa of Boudhanath


  • In the late afternoon we reach back to the hotel
  •  At the evening we organize a special farewell dinner with a live Nepali Culture show
  • • Overnight stay at the hotel

Traveler’s note: You can also go sightseeing at the Dakshinkali Temple! Other famous places are Bhaktapur and Kathmandu Durbar Square. To visit these places additionally consult with the agency during your booking. Additionally Thamel makes for a good last minute souvenir shopping place.

Day 9
Transfer to the international airport
  • Hotel breakfast and check out
  • One of our representatives will transfer you to the international airport approx. 3 hours before your departure
  • We hope you enjoyed the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek, have a safe journey and get ready for your next Rediscover Nepal adventure

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