Sarangkot Australian Camp Dhampus Trek

  • Trip Duration:
    8 Days
  • Trip Code:
    ASD
  • Trip Grade:
    Moderate
  • No. of Pax:
  • From
    $ /person

Overview

Sarangkot Australian Camp Dhampus Trek is one of the short and popular cultural treks in the Annapurna Region. This trek takes you through beautiful villages inhabited by mid-hill tribes called Gurungs, many of them are in Gurkha regiments working for British and Indian armies and some are engaged in  agricultural farming. While on trek you will enjoy close up view of Mount Machhapuchhre ( Fishtail) and Pokhara Valley including Phewa Lake from the top of Sarangkot hill. You  can see also Mount  Dhaulagiri and Mount Hiunchuli in the far west.  The whole of Annapurna Himalayan range is visible in a good weather.

Sarangkot (1592m) lies approximately 5 km from Lake Side in  Pokhara. Sarangkot is popular as the highest viewpoint for sunrise and it is easily reachable to the hill top by land transport. . Many tourists visit Sarangkot for sunrise view and return to Pokhara after few hours stay. Paragliding from Sarangkot can be a truly wonderful experience for the adventure enthusiasts. You fly in the sky at least 30 to 45 minute flight sharing space with griffin vultures, eagles, and float over tiny villages, monasteries, lakes and jungle experiencing a spectacular view of the Himalayan Mountain Range. There is no doubt that paragliding provides anyone thrilling experience  with plenty of  photographic opportunities.

In  one day stay in Pokhara you  can do a short day  hike to Sarangkot  and Dhampus. After Sarangkot you will head for Dhampus village through ethnic villages, rice field  terraces and sparse woods. Having enjoyed  face to face view of a long  Himalayan Mountain range of Annapurna and other peaks  you will reach Dhampus in 3-4 hours. You will  enjoy the wonderful sunset view on the Himalayas in the evening and sunrise the next morning, the natural scenery that you observe from  Sarangkot and Dhampus will be a lifetime experience. After one night stay at Dhampus village you will walk back downhill through scenic route and then board a vehicle for Pokhara.

 

Itinerary:

Overview

It is an easy but rewarding trek in the middle hills of Nepal. We walk through farm terraces and short stretch of woods of rhododendron to Dhumpus village. A close up view of a long range of Annapurna and other mountains greet us while trekking along the trail to Dhampus. We enjoy the amazing sunsets on the Himalayas in the evening and sunrise (next morning) from Sarangkot Next day we walk back down hill through a scenic route and catch a vehicle to Pokhara.

  • Arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be welcomed by Trek Himalayan representative and transferred to your Pre-booked hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free until evening when you’ll enjoy a welcome drinks with your guide and introduce each other.
    Overnight in Kathmandu

  • Your guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning to begin your city tour of Kathmandu. You will visit the Boudhanath temple, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Pashupatinath, a Hindu pilgrimage site, and possibly view cremation ceremonies along the banks of the Bagmati River and continue drive to Patan Durbar Square to take in ancient Nepalese architecture and end your tour after a lunch. Then, you will visit the Patan museum. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • If you drive, it takes about 6 to 7 hour to reach Pokhara and if you fly, it takes 25 minutes. As soon as you reach Pokhara you will be transferred to Hotel.
    Pokhara is situated in the mid western Nepal. It is linked by the main highway of 200 km driving distance from Kathmandu, and by air approximately 20 to 30 minutes flight with a sweeping panoramic view of the mid western Himalaya. Mother Nature has certainly blessed this fertile valley with outstanding scenery of the landscapes, snow capped mountains, moderate tropical climate, and beautiful pristine lakes of Begnas, Rupa and Phewa. The most stunning of Pokhara’s sights is the magnificent panorama of the Annapurna range which forms its backdrop. Annapurna massif includes Annapurna I to IV and Annapurna South. Among these high peaks it
    is the towering majestic Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish Tail) which dominates all others in this range Pokhara with its natural beauty is also a starting point of trekking, mountaineering expeditions and it’s an ideal spot for all types of holiday makers.

  • We will drive to Sarangkot early in the morning and then see sunrise there. After sunrise you can have your breakfast and then start your trek to Dhampus. In the middle of the way at Naudada you will stop for lunch. After lunch we will continue our trek to Dhampus and stay overnight at lodge.

  • Today after breakfast our trek begins. We gently walk down to Phedi. The trail is easy and short. When we reach Phedi we will be transported to Pokhara by our private vehicle.

  • Pokhara is certainly a great spot to relax after the trek. You can spend your day in Pokhara as you like, you can either relax in your hotel or do sightseeing.

  • We drive back to Kathmandu through the endless terraces of lowland Nepal, the six hour drive get back us to the buzz and bustle of Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu

  • Today as per your international flight time, our staff will come to pick you up at the hotel and
    transfer you to the international airport for your final departure.

Trip Map:

Map

What is included

  • 03 Nights basic clean hotel in Kathmandu on BB (Bed & Breakfast) basis
  • 02 Night basic clean hotel in Pokhara on BB (Bed & Breakfast) basis
  • 02 Nights at Tea House/Lodge during the trek
  • Drive: Kathamdnu – Pokhara – Kathmandu (Car/Jeep/Mini Bus/Bus according to group size)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permit
  • TIMS (Trekker Information Management System Card)
  • English speaking certified trekking guide and reliable porter
  • Clients are allowed to carry only 15 kg of personal luggage on the trek
  • One duffle bag for each member (complimentary)

What is Excluded

  • International airfare
  • International Airport Pickup (if you have not booked this facility in advance)
  • Nepal Entry Visa
  • Single supplement in the hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • BLD (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tipping is expected for field staff
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early arrival, late departure (early return from
  • mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel / Medical/ Trip cancellation insurance and emergency rescue/ evacuation costs
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water/boiled water), laundry
  • If the main highway between Kathmandu and Pokhara or trekking route is blocked by a landslide or any natural calamity during the trip, in such a situation the extra cost for food and accommodation has to be borne by the clients.
  • Rescue: All our clients must have travel insurance that covers urgent emergency medical/ evacuation from mountain locations to Kathmandu.
  • Any other services not specified in the ‘Cost includes

Sarangkot Australian Camp Dhampus Trek 2023/2024 Cost and Departure Dates

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Nitty Gritty

  • Trekking Region: Annapurna, Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 08 Days
  • Total Trekking days: 02 Days
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 03 Nights
  • Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara: 02 Nights
  • Trips Starts / Ends: Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Kathamndu- Chamje (Jeep 4WD)
  • High Seasons: (Autumn)Oct – Nov- Dec & (Spring) Mar – Apr – May
  • Low Seasons: (Winter) Dec-Jan-Feb & (Monsoon) Jun-Jul-Aug
  • Accommodation on Trek: Tea House/Lodge (Basic & Clean)
  • Type of Trip: Private & Fixed Departure
  • Service available: Standard
  • Trek grade: Easy
  • No. of Pax: From 2 & above
  • Maximum elevation: 2055 m/6742 ft
  • Walking hours: 6 – 7 hrs a day max.
  • Porter Guidlines: Each porter carries only 30 Kgs. as per IPPG guidelines.

General Information

  • Trip Notes tell you about the itinerary details and supplementary information of the relevant trip of Trek Himalayan. We have prepared specific trip notes adhering to fixed travel dates. Please check which travel dates suit you. If you find any trip notes missing or only partially received while sending to you by email, please bear with us. They will be there anytime soon.

FAQ

  • Nepal is a land of ancient history, colorful cultures and multi- religions found nowhere else on the planet! There are many festivals and cultural events celebrated throughout the year in the various regions by different Nepalese ethnic groups who follow their own way of religious practice, lifestyle, language, culture, and tradition keeping peace and harmony in society.
  • Trekking can be organized for few days to few weeks long, depending on trekkers interest, strength and time frame. Walking could be twelve kilometers or just four kilometers a day and spend the night in the countryside lodge or camp.
  • Annapurna region is easily accessible by road and walking trails, hotels and lodges with food are available in plenty. One can choose many options to reach the region either by taking land transport directly from Kathmandu to Pokhara or flight or 4- wheel drive from Pokhara to Jomsom and Muktinath and overland journey to Beshishar to begin trekking and climbing.
  • Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduction of your trek guide and porters.
  • In Kathmandu, we can provide any category of hotels you want as per your interest and budget and during the trekking, we provide you Tea house (lodge). Tea Houses are more like hotels, with hot showers, western food, and private rooms (twin sharing). In our trekking trip we make overnight stay at tea-houses with dinner and breakfast and lunches in local restaurants en-route. Furthermore as you will be staying in locally owned lodges you will be benefiting and interacting with the local community. It will give you a true feel for the Nepalese people and their lives.
  • You have to choose from the menu and pay by yourself. Freshly cooked food is served in tea house (lodge). Generally, western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places.
  • It is not necessary; you have to join with group. Please follow our group departure date because we organize private trip departures everyday upon client’s request and requirements. You can move at your own pace and set your own schedule by not being in group.
  • Yes, in most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (it may cost you extra at some of the lodge/tea-house).
  • This trek can be extended and there are many options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your trip. Few suggestion of the trips are listed below, prices are varies based on your style of choices. Optional Programs: Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting, Bungee Jump
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