Dhampus-Sarangkot is a relatively easy trek in the periphery of Pokhara. It will take us to two villages – Dhampus and Sarangkot – in the northwest of Pokhara valley. Because of the moderate nature of the trek, it is also suitable for the elderly and young ones.
Dhampus and Sarangkot provide a wonderful view of the mountains in the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. These villages are mainly settled by the Gurung people. The Gurungs are keen agriculturalists. They rear animals and grow rice, millet, buckwheat, rye, etc. Their fields are also full of fruits.
They have a unique culture and lifestyle preserved in their exotic form for centuries. The main profession of the Gurung people, outside of agriculture, is joining the armed forces. They are world-renowned fighters.
Dhampus village is mostly placed with the Gurung community with the golden heart. People are always friendly to every visitor. Different tea houses and the lodging roof are available on the route and in the village too. So, there won’t be a problem staying at night.
However, when a guest enters their villages, they are very welcoming and friendly. It is the tradition of Nepalis to honor guests as gods. The Gurungs are known for their hospitality. Their food and drink are unique for a visitor’s taste buds. In the evening, they will provide us with a glimpse into their age-old culture through music and dance.
Trekking amid stunning views of golden rice terraces and the Annapurna Mountain range’s immense width has the best to offer. Sarangkot is a lovely village well renowned for its dawn, with an uninterrupted view of the Himalayan Mountains of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Fishtail, as well as magnificent green hills, rice verandas, and an amazing view of Pokhara valley and Phewa Lake on a sunny and clear day.
With a day trip from Kathmandu to Pokhara, you can visit Sarangkot Dhampus. After a short drive from Pokhara, we begin our walk from Sarangkot Phedi. Sarangkot offers beautiful views of the Pokhara valley, Phewa Lake, and the snowy landscape.
The view of the Phewa lake and the Pokhara valley is stunning from Dhampus and Sarangkot. Equally mesmerizing is the sunrise and sunset view.
If you are an aspirant and eager to travel and explore, you can also join the Annapurna Circuit Trek and Ghorepani poonhill trek, and know more about the travel tips before visiting Nepal. We heartily welcome every traveler and would be thankful to serve you with the best quality. Stay connected and explore Nepal with us.
Route Summary: Kathmandu- Pokhara- Phedi- Dhampus- Sarangkot- Pame- Pokhara- Kathmandu.
Best Season: All Year (Four seasons)
|01||Drive/trek||Pokhara - Phedi - Dhamapus||1,650||3/4 hrs||Lodge||L D|
|02||Trek||Dhapus - Naudanda - Sarangkot||1,600||5/6 hrs||Lodge||B L D|
|03||Trek/drive||Sarangkot - Pame - Pokhara||822||3/4 hrs||-----||B L|
We will have breakfast and then head to Phedi in a private vehicle. The drive is along the banks of the Seti River. Phedi means the bottom of the hill.
This is the place from where the ascend to Dhampus begins. The climb takes place through terraced fields, green forests, and typical houses. The forests are full of chirping birds and animals that show up occasionally. We will reach Dhampus after a trek of nearly three hours. We will enjoy our lunch with scenic views or Annapurna’s. After lunch, we can walk around the village.
You will enjoy your early morning breakfast in Dhampus with the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, and Lamjung mountains as the backdrop. You will bid goodbye to your Guesthouse hosts and head for Sarangkot. Sarangkot lies on the same mountain ridge as Dhampus.
The walk along the ridge is magnificent. The mountains are continuously visible in the north while Pokhara valley is in the south. The road passes along fields, forests, and occasional villages. We will reach Sarangkot and check into our hotels. The view of the sunset from Sarangkot is wonderful.
We will go to the Sarangkot view station in the morning for a spectacular sunrise view. It is famous for its sunrise and views of some famous mountains like Dhaulagiri ( 8,167 m) Annapurna ( 8,091m), Machhapurchhre, Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu ( 8,157m), etc. We see all this and spend some time at the view station, we will head back to our hotel and enjoy breakfast. We trek downhill today.
We will be heading for Pame, a place on the bank of Phewa lake. We take some rest with some fresh cold drinks and take a taxi to Lakeside to your hotel for the final.
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