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Dhampus Trek Takes you to one of the most photographed village of Nepal. It is one of the shortest treks from Pokhara and suitable for people of every age group. Because of the easy trials and stunning views this trek is a popular family trek.

Trip Highlights

  • Short and Easy Trek.
  • Stunning Mountain views.
  • Experience Gurung Culture and hospitality.
  • Experience village lifestyles.
  • Sunrise and Sunset views from Sarangkot.

Trip Description.

Dhampus Trek- 3 Days is a short trek from Pokhara to Dhampus village. This trek gives you an experience of traditional lifestyles and offers amazing views of the Himalayas like Machhapuchre (Fishtail Mountain) and Annapurna Himalayas. This short trek is suitable for trek enthusiastic trekkers with limited time, nature lovers and for family trek as well.  Dhampus Trek-3 Days takes you to the beautiful Dhampus village where you will encounter the warm hospitality of gurung people, taste the local foods and experience the country side lifestyles of Nepalese people.

On your 3 Days Dhampus Trek you will stay at the two most beautiful villages near by Pokhara which is Dhampus and Sarangkot.The trek starts from a short drive to Phedi from the major touristic hub Pokhara. After then a hike to the countryside starts from a steep climb for the first 10 minutes. The walk becomes easier as you walk further. The trek to Dhampus village is pleasant and full of beautiful views along the way. The trek goes through the narrow paths which leads you to cross several villages inhabited by people of different caste like Bhramin, Chhetri, Gurung and Magars. You will also see beautiful Lalupatey flowers on your trial. After about three hours walk through the beautiful forests, narrow alleys and meadows you will finally reach to the beautiful Dhampus village. Upon reaching Dhampus the majestic view of Annapurna, Hiuchuli and Machhapurche massif makes you forget the entire tiring journey.

On the second day, you will trek to the beautiful Sarangkot village. This place is famous for the sunrise view and view of Annapurna Panorama. Dhampus trek can be the best short trek of your life. This trek can be done throughout all the years and offers the best views in every season. And also there is no risk of getting altitude sickness. It is also better if you want to escape from your busy life and dwell in the nature for a short time.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Phedi and Trek to Dhampus. 3 hrs walk

Day 02: Trek to Sarangkot. 6 hrs walk

Day 03: Trek to Pokhara. 3 hrs walk

We start our trek with early morning drive to Phedi from Pokhara. It takes about 40 minutes from Pokhara to drive Phedi. You will then trek through the forests full of rhododendron and pine trees. The walk then passes through the narrow village trials and meadows. You will encounter the close up views of the Himalayas like Annapurna massif, Hiuchuli, and Dhaulagiri Mountains along the way. You can see traditional Nepali houses in Dhampus. There are few lodges and resorts in this area. You will also experience the warm hospitality of gurung people. Moreover, the surroundings are clean and green. This place is far away from the crowd of the cities. Overnight at Dhampus.

Today we will trek to Sarangkot. We start our trek after breakfast. Our trial goes through the villages, terraced landscapes and hills which offer the wonderful views making our walk pleasant. It takes about six hours to reach Sarangkot hill station which offers the best sunset and sunrise views. From Sarangkot you can see the best views of towering mountains like Annapurna (8,091m), Manaslu (8,165m), Ganesh Himal (7,446m) and many others. Overnight at Sarangkot.

We will have a beautiful morning today with the view of sunrise from Sarangkot. After that we will have our breakfast and then start our trek. We will trek downhill to Pokhara. It takes about 3 hours to reach Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara you can take a tour to the city or enjoy boating at Phewa Taal. The Pokhara city offers so many things and also very popular for food and nightlife. Overnight at Pokhara.

Cost Includes

  • Private vehicle transfer from and to Pokhara.
  • Seasonal fresh fruit.
  • Experienced, well trained, English speaking guide with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period.
  • One porter for each two member in a group (with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period)
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per itinerary.
  • Actual Adventure Down jacket, sleeping bag, Duffel bags and walking poles (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Actual Adventure T-shirt
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Tips for guides, porters and drivers.
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Extra night accommodation due to any reason in Kathmandu.
  • Extra luggage charge.
  • Personal expenses not included in the itinerary.
  • Recommended Travel and Medical Insurance
  • All alcoholic drinks
  • Extra charge for the single supplement rooms.
  • Extra fees for the battery charge and hot shower during the trek.

Dhampus Trek – 3 Days is a short trek. No prior trekking experience is required for this trek. In fact, this trek is great for beginner trekkers. People who can walk up to 3 to 4 hours a day can easily do this trek. This trek is suitable for family trekking and best for trekkers with limited time in Nepal. However if you have any physical conditions then the company shall be informed before the trek.

Nepal Tourist Visa

Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport of Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival. ‘On Arrival’ visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season. If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. Choice is yours.

If you have obtained visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.

Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are ‘Tourist Visas’.  They bear multiple Re entry facility. Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for the purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get ‘ Tourist Visa’ to get into the country.  However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from Department of Immigration by producing required documents.

Nationals of designated countries are requested to acquire Visa prior their arrival from their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of Nepal Government.

Please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival at the airport (TIA)  if you have not acquired Visa prior to boarding the plane.

  • 1st  Step
    • Fill in ‘ Arrival Card ‘
    • Fill in Online ‘Tourist Visa ‘form ( you can fill it up  prior to your arrival  visiting our official website  Department of Immigration / fill it up using Kiosk machines upon your arrival at the airport).  If you fill it from the website, you will get submission Receipt with barcode, please print it out and bring it along for acquiring visa. It works for fifteen days and becomes invalid then after.  If so, you will have to fill it up again.
  • 2nd  Step
    • Make payment  at the bank according to your visa requirement ( 15/30/90 Days)
    • Get the receipt

While you can use different modes of payments (at visa fees collection counter), we advise you to carry some cash to be on the safe side.

On Arrival Visa Fee

15 Days – 25 USD

30 Days – 40 USD

90 Days – 100 USD

  • 3rd Step
    • Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form,  payment receipts and your passport
    • Hand in your documents to immigration officer for visa processing. He/she issues visa to you upon his/her satisfaction.

Gratis Visa (Visa for Free)

Gratis Visa is issued free of cost in case of following categories of Visa applicants:

  • Children below 10 years
  • Up to 30 days for SAARC Citizen (except Afghanistan) visiting Nepal for the first time in a given visa Year.  Afghan citizen are eligible for Gratis Visa on Arrival only upon the recommendation of Department of Immigration. If you are an Afghan citizen, you can request concerned institution inviting you to Nepal for necessary paperwork with Department of Immigration to get you Gratis Visa ‘On Arrival’.
  • Non Residential Nepalese(NRN) card holder ( issued by MoFA /Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad)
  • Chinese Nationals

Officials from China, Brazil, Russia and Thailand do not need Entry Visa based on reciprocal visa waiver Agreement

Visas of all kinds including ‘Gratis’ issued at the Airport are Tourist Visas. Contact Department of Immigration for extending your visa or changing the category of your visa. Tourist Visa extension can be done from Immigration Office, Pokhara too. Non tourist visa extension can be done only at Department of Immigration (if eligible) for a period of maximum one year (except business visa).

Nepal Trekking gear Check list


  • Warm jacket – down jacket, if possible.
  • Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
  • Long sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Hat, pair of gloves and scarf
  • Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
  • Shorts and trousers, or skirt
  • 2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
  • 2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
  • Proper hiking boots
  • Running shoes and flip-flops
  • 2-3 t-shirts

During winter season, additional clothing’s may include:

  • The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
  • Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
  • Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
  • Snow gaiters

Trekking Gear

  • Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
  • Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
  • Map of the trekking area (Day Tours Nepal will proivde Trekking Map so you don’t need to buy)
  • Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
  • Sleeping bag and silk liner
  • 2 x water bottles
  • Miscellaneous
  • Toiletries
  • A small light weight and quick drying towel
  • Bar of soap
  • Sunscreen (SPF +20)
  • Earplugs
  • Insect repellants (for lower elevations)

First aid kid

  • Water purification tables or a water filter
  • Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 3,500+ m elevations)
  • Toilet paper
  • Optional items
  • Camera, battery etc
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Binoculars
  • Books/magazines
  • Trekking poles
  • GPS unit
  • Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
  • Sewing/repair kit
  • Pocket knife
  • Candles (for lodges)
  • Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen

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