Dhampus Sarangkot Trek

Experience stunning views of the Annapurna ranges on the popular Dhampus Sarangkot Trek in the Annapurna region. This quick and sweet trek offers many types of joys and pleasure in the heart of trekkers during the trekking. Starting from Kathmandu, the trek begins with a scenic drive to Pokhara, followed by a trek to the beautiful village of Dhampus and sightseeing in Sarangkot, which is also famous for paragliding. At an altitude of 1592m, Sarangkot offers breathtaking views of the sunrise and the surrounding snow-capped mountains. Dhampus village, settled by people of different castes like Brahmins, Magars, and Gurung, is another highlight of this trek.

This trekking route is one of the easiest trekking routes in Nepal and can be trekked throughout the year. As the route goes all the way through the Annapurna region, the majestic Mount Annapurna will be visible during the whole trek. Book your Dhampus Sarangkot Trek with Destination Unlimited Treks and Expeditions to experience the natural beauty and cultural diversity of this region with our expert local guides and high-quality services.


Trip Highlights of Dhampus Sarangkot Trek

The Dhampus Sarangkot Trek offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, along with cultural encounters and picturesque villages. Here are some highlights of this trek:

1. Spectacular Mountain Views

  • Annapurna Range: Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Annapurna mountain range, including peaks like Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Lamjung Himal.
  • Dhaulagiri Range: Witness the majestic Dhaulagiri range, with its snow-capped peaks and rugged beauty, adding to the scenic grandeur of the trek.

2. Sunrise and Sunset Views

  • Sarangkot: Experience mesmerizing sunrise and sunset views from Sarangkot, a popular viewpoint overlooking the Pokhara Valley and the Annapurna range. The changing hues of the sky and the mountains create a magical ambiance.

3. Cultural Immersion

  • Gurung Villages: Trek through charming Gurung villages like Dhampus and Naudanda, where you can interact with the friendly locals, learn about their culture and traditions, and experience authentic Nepali hospitality.
  • Traditional Architecture: Marvel at the traditional Gurung architecture of the village houses, with their slate roofs, wooden windows, and intricate carvings, blending harmoniously with the natural surroundings.

4. Scenic Trails

  • Rhododendron Forests: Walk through lush rhododendron forests, especially vibrant during the spring season when the hillsides are ablaze with colorful rhododendron blooms.
  • Terraced Farmlands: Traverse terraced farmlands and green meadows dotted with grazing yaks and buffalo, offering picturesque views of the rural countryside.

5. Adventure Activities

  • Paragliding: For adrenaline enthusiasts, Sarangkot is a popular destination for paragliding. Experience the thrill of flying over the Pokhara Valley while enjoying bird's eye views of the mountains and lakes below.
  • Zip-lining: Zip-line from Sarangkot to the Pokhara Valley, soaring over lush forests, rivers, and waterfalls, for an exhilarating adventure experience.

6. Pokhara Exploration

  • Phewa Lake: After completing the trek, explore the lakeside city of Pokhara, known for its tranquil atmosphere, boating on Phewa Lake, and vibrant dining and nightlife scene.
  • World Peace Pagoda: Visit the World Peace Pagoda, a Buddhist stupa situated atop a hill overlooking Pokhara, offering panoramic views of the city, the lake, and the mountains beyond.

7. Peaceful Environment

  • Tranquil Retreat: Enjoy the serene and peaceful environment of the Annapurna foothills, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, surrounded by nature's beauty and tranquility.

8. Accessibility

  • Short Duration: The Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is relatively short and can be completed in 2-3 days, making it ideal for travelers with limited time who still want to experience the beauty of the Annapurna region.
  • Easy Access: The trek starts and ends in Pokhara, a major tourist hub in Nepal, with easy accessibility via road or air from Kathmandu.

9. Photography Opportunities

  • Scenic Landscapes: Capture stunning landscapes, mountain vistas, and cultural snapshots along the trekking route, making it a paradise for photography enthusiasts.

10. Cultural Performances

  • Cultural Shows: Attend cultural shows featuring traditional Nepali music, dance, and performances, organized by local communities or cultural centers in Pokhara, to experience the vibrant culture of Nepal.

The Dhampus Sarangkot Trek offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and adventure activities, making it a memorable and rewarding experience for trekkers of all ages and abilities.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
  • Day 02: Full Day sightseeing Around Kathmandu valley with World Heritage sites.
  • Day 03: Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus about 8-9 hours.
  • Day 04: After breakfast drive about half an hour to Dhampus Phedi and trek to Dhampus 3hrs.
  • Day 05: Dhampus to Sarangkot 5-6
  • Day 06: Sarankot to Pokhara then Sightseeing around Pokhara.
  • Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara
  • Day 08: Departure or extend the Trip

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 :Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Meet at greet at the airport then Drive to Hotel. After arrive Hotel we will discuss about the programs. Over night at Kathmandu.
  • Day 02 :Full Day sightseeing Around Kathmandu valley with World Heritage sites. Kathmandu Valley sightseeing, Swoyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath & Bouddhanath
  • Day 03 :Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus about 8-9 hours. Early morning after breakfast Drive to bus station or private car or van will pick up from Hotel. As per our agreement.
    Over night at Pokhara. Flight option available
  • Day 04 :After breakfast drive about half an hour to Dhampus Phedi and trek to Dhampus 3hrs.
  • Day 05 :Dhampus to Sarangkot 5-6 After breakfast at beautiful dhampus village we start trek to Sarangkot. Its beautiful trail but sunny day it will be warm.
    Over night at Sarangkot.
  • Day 06 :Sarankot to Pokhara then Sightseeing around Pokhara. After beautiful sunrise from Sarangkot we will enjoy breakfast then Drive to Pokhara Hotel. Check in and ready for Pokhara sightseeing. Over night at Pokhara
  • Day 07 :Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara After breakfast get ready for Drive to Kathmandu. 8-9 hours. Over night at Kathmandu. Evening Nepali Cultural Dance, Farewell dinner. Flight option available
  • Day 08 :Departure or extend the Trip As per departure time we will transfer to international airport.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off private transfer
  • Drop to Phedi and pick up from Sarangkot
  • Hotel in Pokhara and Kathmandu.  Category 2-3 star
  • Farewell Dinner by Company
  • Trekking Accommodation, Twin Sharing in Basic Tea-house 
  • English-speaking guides/ Who has excellent knowledge.
  • Porters for 2 guest one porter
  • All meals( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)  with tea and coffee
  • Fresh Fruits after dinner every evening.
  • Transportation to and from the trail head
  • All necessary documents and permits for trekking
  • Trekking equipment including sleeping bags       
  • Staff insurance, medication and equipment
  • All Govt. and Local Taxes, First Aid Kit
  • Trekking Certificate by Destination Unlimited.

Cost Excludes

  • International airfares, Kathmandu sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Travel/trekking insurance/ Nepal entry visa fees
  • Mountain rescue charges or insurance
  • Bottled drinks on trek (cold and alcoholic) and hot drinks
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Additional food or drink on trek in addition to three standard meals
  • Personal expenses, Emergency Expenses, road blocked, snakes, desert.etc 
  • Which is not mention in email
  • Tips(Tipping are expected)
  • What is the difficulty level of the trek?

    • The Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is considered easy to moderate. The trails are well-maintained with gradual inclines and declines.
  • How long is the trek?

    • The Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is typically a 2-night, 3-day trek. However, it can also be done as a day hike from Pokhara.
  • What is the best time to do the trek?

    • The best time to do the trek is during the spring (March-May) and fall (September-November) seasons. These seasons offer clear skies and comfortable temperatures for trekking.
  • What kind of accommodation is available on the trek?

    • You will stay in teahouses (lodges) along the trail. These teahouses offer basic but comfortable accommodation and meals.

Difficulty & Preparation:

  • Is this trek suitable for children?

    • Yes, this trek is a great option for families with children due to its short distance and easy trails.
  • What kind of physical fitness do I need?

    • While you don't need to be in peak physical condition, a moderate level of fitness is recommended. Being used to walking for a few hours each day will be helpful.
  • What should I pack for the trek?

    • Pack comfortable hiking clothes, sturdy shoes, a warm jacket for the evenings, sunscreen, a hat, and a water bottle. You may also want to pack trekking poles and a raincoat.


  • How do I get to the starting point of the trek?

    • You can take a taxi or bus from Pokhara to Phedi, the starting point of the trek.
  • Do I need a guide for the trek?

    • A guide is not necessary for this trek as the trails are well-marked. However, a guide can be helpful if you want to learn more about the local culture and environment.
  • Are there any permits required for the trek?

    • No permits are required for the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek.

Additional Considerations:

  • What are the chances of seeing good mountain views?

    • Clear skies are more likely during the spring and fall seasons, offering the best chance of unobstructed mountain views.
  • Can I paraglide in Sarangkot?

    • Yes, Sarangkot is a popular spot for paragliding. You can arrange a paragliding experience through a local operator in Pokhara.
  • Is there electricity and Wi-Fi on the trek?

    • Most teahouses will have electricity for charging devices in the evenings. Wi-Fi availability may vary, so it's best to check with the teahouses in advance.


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Key Information

  • Trip Cost US$ 550
  • Trip Duration 8 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Easy
  • Trip Style Tour
  • Accomodation 3 Star (or greater) Hotel
  • Max Altitude 1650
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No of people Price P.P
1-1 Pax US$ 550
2 US$ 450
2-4 US$ 425
6-8 US$ 399