Dhampus Sarangkot Trek -9 Days

Trip Code

NOA-25853

Starts At

Kathmandu

Ends At

Kathmandu

Trip Grades

Easy

Country

Nepal

Activities

Annapurna Region Trek

Duration

9 days

Trip Highlights

  • Unique opportunity to explore rural Nepal 
  • Witness the Damai settlement in Sarangkot 
  • Enjoy the memorable sunrise view from Sarangkot 
  • Explore Sarangkot, Dhampus, and Naudanda which are the major destinations of this trek 
  • The villages provide you the knowledge of the unique culture and tradition of the local Gurung communities 
  • Get a close-up view of Machhapuchhre Mountain and Pokhara Valley including Phewa Lake from the top of Naudanda hill 
  • Benefit from the trek to Australian Camp that offers a unique exploration of nature 
  • Benefit from the varied Nepalese landscape and culture 
     

Trip Description

This Dhampus-Sarangkot trek via Australian Base Camp is an incredible journey to the rural parts of Nepal with an opportunity to visit the Australian camp. You can visit Sarangkot, Dhampus, and Naudanda which are the major destinations of this trek. The trek provides you the opportunity to go through the Damai settlement in Sarangkot. You may also observe the memorable sunrise view from Sarangkot. 
 
Along the way to the hike, you walk through beautiful temples, villages, forests, monasteries, and many more. Do not miss the opportunity to walk on the unexplored paths of Sarangkot that will enrich your experience. All these features of the trip will make it very thrilling and unforgettable. There is no precise age boundary for this tour. Seniors and minimum age people can also do it if they find it safe and convenient. However, it is better to be aware of the route map, itinerary, difficulty, altitude, action challenges, fitness, medications, necessities before the trip.
 
Throughout the Dhampus- Sarangkot trek, you will visit the amazing villages and towns of this region. These villages are renowned for their unique culture, traditions, and hospitality of the Gurung community. Your interaction with villagers will provide more experience in lifestyle in rural Nepal. Hence, the tour provides you knowledge and entertainment at the same time.  
 

Outlined Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, an ancient and exotic city is the center of Nepali civilization, and
home to hundreds of temples, shrines, and stupas, very popular with the name
“the city of temples”. No trip to Nepal would actually be completed without an
excursion to the religious and cultural attractions of Kathmandu. It is hard to
travel quite 100 feet without passing yet one more temple or stupa while walking by the city itself. The valley tour will take you to the main temples and stupas with visits to palaces and museums in between but if only time favors. A day won’t be enough to have the full city tour; however, your guide will take you to the major attractions of the city including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath
temple and Swayambhunath. Breakfast included for the day.

  • Max Altitude

    1350m

Day 2 : Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation

Before heading to the Himalayas you must be familiar with quite a few things. Guidance and research for the trek are mandatory for everyone. You will be dealing with a strange experience but finally, with some groundwork, you can deal with it. You should be cautious with your bag pack. Carrying needless equipment will make your journey difficult. We will grasp up on some final shopping if there is free time. You will get the opportunity to explore Boudhanath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Swayambhunath Stupa. They have been scheduled in the UNESCO world heritage sites. These sites display the full range of historic and artistic achievements. Kathmandu Valley is world-famous for such beauty. Overnight stay will be at this city. 
 

  • Max Altitude

    1350m

Day 3 : Drive/fly to Pokhara

We will go to Pokhara on the 2nd day. There are two options to head to Pokhara. You can drive or travel by air. A drive would take 7-8 hrs. On the other hand, a flight will take just 25 minutes to reach. You may drive if you want to take pleasure in highway scenes. On your drive, you will view local markets, rivers, forests etc. Otherwise, you can take a small attractive flight.  You will get to view snowy-mountain peaks and high hills if you make a decision to take a fight. It is up to you how you want to take a trip. 
 

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    820m

Day 4 : Drive to Kande and trek to Australian Base Camp

On this day, you will be give you breakfast early in the morning. On the way, we will come across the Seti River. The river consists of water as white as milk. We will also come upon Hemja, Phedi, and Naudada from where excellent Himalayan views of Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal as well as Annapurna can be observed. We have to keep stirring upwards for about 3 hours to reach Australian Base Camp. On the way, you will pass through a forest watercourse and stone-cemented path. We will stay overnight at the Australian Camp to enjoy the dusk view that evening. Similarly, the sunrise view can be experiential the next morning. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    2-3 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    2100m

  • Trek Distance

    2-3 hrs

Day 5 : Australian Base Camp to Dhampus

We will walk for almost an hour to reach the marvelous Gurung village of Dhampus. Dhampus is a customary village but it is very beautiful. You may take pleasure in different kinds of lunch at this place. Similarly, after lunch, you may travel around this village such as people living, their civilization, verbal communication, food, attire, etc. These villages are well-known for their unique culture, traditions, and hospitality of the Gurung society. Your contact with villagers will offer more knowledge in way of life of rural Nepal. The overnight stay will be at Dhampus. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    4-5 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    1650m

  • Trek Distance

    4-5 hrs

Day 6 : Dhampus to Sarangkot

On this day, we will be trekking for about one hour to arrive at Bagar. Similarly, after trekking for 3 hours, we will be coming through Sarangkot. Sarangkot viewpoint is the uppermost and most famous near Pokhara. The place offers a good-looking sunset sight and panoramic views of the alarming Annapurna Mountain Range. You may also view Phewa Lake from there. After enjoying for some hours, we will descend to lodge in order to stay overnight. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    5-6 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    1592m

  • Trek Distance

    5-6 hrs

Day 7 : Sarangkot to Pokhara

 We will rise early in the morning to take pleasure in the tepid sunrise view of Sarangkot. It is known as one of the best places to enjoy the sunrise view. Do not forget to take pictures and get enjoyment from the view of the Pokhara valley from the top of Sarangkot. After that, we will hike to another destination called Pame. It is one of the well-known places to eat local fish. You may also enjoy fishing here. After sometime, we will drive back to the lakeside near Phewa lake. It is better to explore some more days to Pokhara if you want. It is one of the best places to discover natural beauty. Do not forget to visit Davis falls, Mahendra cave as well as the lakeside of Pokhara. We do organize other adventures and sports activities besides trek. Please feel free to contact the tour operator or guide. They are 24/7 ready in service. We will provide you unused services if you want to explore Pokhara. You can use them anytime. They include farewell dinner, transportation service, etc. 
 

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    820m

Day 8 : Drive/fly to Kathmandu

On this day, your successful trek comes to an end. Wake up early to bid a farewell to the stunning scenery of the Annapurna region before boarding your morning flight back to Kathmandu. Watching the Himalayas pass under your window, you’ll now be able to be familiar with many of the major peaks. The hustle and bustle of Kathmandu may come as something of a surprise after the solitude of the mountains. You’ll be transported to your hotel to spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Feel free to relax or explore the local markets and eateries. There are plenty of great restaurants and bars in Thamel where you can enjoy dinner before returning to your hotel to spend the night. Breakfast is included.
 

  • Max Altitude

    1350m

Day 9 : Final Departure

The last morning on your trip to Nepal where you’ll be enjoying a pleasant breakfast while reflecting on all of the memories you have collected on the Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek over the past two weeks. Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be taken to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure. We hope you’ll return to Nepal in the near future to see everything else that it has to offer! 
Today’s breakfast is included.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Flight ticket Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu
  • 2 nights accommodation in standard hotel in Kathmandu (bed & breakfast)
  •  Accommodation in basic tea houses during the trek 
  • Meals during the trek: breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee
  • Professional English speaking trekking guide
  • Trekking porter/s: 1 porter for 2 trekkers
  • Complete printed trip information and trekking map
  • Equipment: sleeping bags and down jacket
  • Trekking bags to pack and carry your necessary items for trekking
  • Trekking permit (TIMS, Entry Permit for Sagarmatha National Park)
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff (guide and porters)
     

Cost Excludes

  • Bar bills (any alcohol drinks, mineral water, cold drinks, cigarettes, etc)
  • Hotel accommodation and other expenses in Kathmandu, if you return earlier from trek
  • Personal clothing and other equipment
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, hot water for showers, etc.
  • Personal insurance that covers helicopter rescue evacuation
  • Any unseen expenses produced by circumstances beyond our control such as natural disasters
  • Tips for guide, porters and other staff
     

Costs & Dates

Extra Information

1. Domestic Flight 
The return flights are often affected by weather conditions and congestion which may cause delays, sometimes even for several days. We request you to ensure that you have planned for spare days to account for moderate delays, but can't guarantee against longer delays which can even affect your international flight.

2. A typical Trekking hours per day 
A typical day revolves around the Nepal sunrise and sunset, instead of any Western time schedule. You’ll be walking 5-6 hrs each day on an average.

3. Health Issues 
We recommend you to consult the doctor to discuss the health issues associated with your trek. We also suggest you to bring your own personal first aid kit to supplement the comprehensive. Although, the first aid kit is carried by the Trek Leader.

4. Altitude Sickness 
Many treks in Nepal can take you quite rapidly to high altitudes, so you must give your body the time to acclimatize. If you ascend faster than your body can adapt then you will likely start to develop symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Headache is the most common symptom, while nausea, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, dizziness and sleep disturbances are some others.
The best way to adapt to higher altitude is to ascend slowly and gradually. The common method is that you should take 2-3 days to reach 3000m. If traveling to above this height remember to have extra acclimatization days.

5. Safety and security 
You can have Travel Insurance while trekking which is the safest measure. However, there are some measures following which you can implement to ensure safety: 

  • Secure your belongings 
  • Do not flash cash or jewelry 
  • Have an emergency plan 
  • Do not trek alone 
  • Only choose authorized trekking agencies 

6. Insurance 
We recommend you to have an appropriate insurance policy which covers travel in such isolated and mountainous areas, and also includes helicopter rescue from a trusted agency. We recommend you to do a good research and find a reputable insurance agent or insurance specialist.

7. Recommended Equipment 

  • Trekking Boots, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.
  • Down or fibre Jacket, waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, warm cotton trousers, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long undergarments, woolen hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.
  • Sleeping bag (4 seasons), down jacket, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
  • Insect repellent, toiletries, laundry soap, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.
     

Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

The hike is not difficult physically.  However, the altitude will make it hard. This hike has rising and falling flats and abruptly ascends but it is generally manageable for the hiker of any age. They require little experience. However, it is advised for the hiker to be physically fit and have some training before planning it.
 

You will be guided by experts who are experienced and have been to camp multiple times for years. Our guides are locals who communicate in English. They acquire deep knowledge of the mountain, people, culture, hygiene, and safety. 
 

Yes, the trek is fixable. We can continue to other trekking as per guest request. However, visit other trekking sites may include additional charge.
 

You will be provided several booking options that include such as online booking, wire transfer, or cash on arrival. Similarly, we suggest you go through our booking policy. It is better to read every policy thoroughly before you head to the payment. Please feel free to get in touch with us in case of any other queries. 
 

We will run our booked trips under normal circumstances. You will still be going on the trip even if other hikers cancel at the end moment. We will not cancel the whole trip even if there is less number of participants. Please note that we will not be continuing the trip if there is a political riot, natural disasters, pandemic, epidemic or catastrophes, etc. 
 

Our institution offers a lifetime deposit policy. This allows you the flexibility to transfer your deposit to anyone or any other trip. However, you will charge a certain amount, if you wished to cancel your booked trips. You may visit our booking terms and conditions. In this way, you will get detailed information. 
 

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