Dhampus Sarangkot Trek

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Trip Overview
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Trip Start and End: Kathmandu
  • Trip Area: Pokhara
  • Trip Style: Active/ Hiking
  • Age Group: 6+
  • Trip Type: Private and Group
  • Trip Method: Guided
  • Booking Type: Instant Booking
  • Max. Altitude: 1700m
  • Best Season: All Year
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Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is an easy and leisurely trek in Nepal. It is ideal for those who want to enjoy beautiful mountain vistas and local culture in Nepali villages, but are not ready for strenuous trekking. This trail takes you through lowland and lush jungles with amazing views of the Annapurna range in the background. This trek is the best way to spend a nice family holiday.

It is a 3-day journey from the Pokhara valley. In this short trek in the Annapurna region, you will get to explore many things in a short period of time, including Sarangkot - world-famous vantage point for sunrise views. The Dhampus village is full of lush terraced farmlands, community villages and panoramic view of mountains. Apart from these 2 spots, there are lots of wonderful places along the way. During the trek, you will get an amazing view of mountains such as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Nilgiri, Himchuli, Shingachuli, and many other peaks. 

The exploration of Kathmandu and Pokhara is also included in our Dhampus Sarangkot trekking package. During your stay in Pokhara and Kathmandu, you will visit many historically and culturally significant places and many beautiful lakes and caves in Pokhara. The Dhampus Sarangkot trek itinerary is designed in such a way that, you will make the best out of these 8 days of this trip journey.

Dhampus Sarangkot Trek Highlights

  • Catch breathtaking views of mountains like Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, and more
  • Perfect for trekking of all ages and suitable for any season
  • Enjoy the scenic bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Phedi
  • Walk through the lush forests of rhododendrons and oaks with the possibility to see different animals 
  • Explore the diverse cultures and traditions of ethnic people like Gurung and Magar
  • Walk through the rice fields and pass through many picturesque villages with the Himalayas in the backdrop
  • Catch many photographic spots during the trek on almost every point of your trek

Trek Route

The trek starts after the drive from Pokhara to Phedi. You will reach Dhampus the same day and spend a night there. From Dhampus, you will trek to Sarangkot the next day and get back to Pokhara.


It is one of the easiest treks you can do in Nepal. You can have a leisurely walk about 4/5  hours a day for two days. The trail is easy to walk with rewarding views. Anyone from kids to adults can complete this trek easily. 

Food and Accommodation

As the Dhampus Sarangkot is a leisurely trek, you won't be visiting the remote areas. Many restaurants are available along the way, where a variety of western and traditional dishes are available. During the trek, you will stay in lodges. They are not super luxurious, but provide you with basic services. While in Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will stay in a 3-star hotel with breakfast service. For lunch and dinner, you can explore various dishes available in the city according to your preference. 

Weather and Best Time to Trek

This trek can be done at any time of the year. As the trail is easy to walk and you do not have to walk in the high altitude region, there will be no problem. Summer and winter are also suitable for taking the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek. The temperatures will be moderate throughout the year. Each season provides you with a different view of the landscapes around the region.

Dhampus Sarangkot Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1:Arrival at KathmanduAltitude: 1345 m
  • Day 2:Sightseeing around Kathmandu ValleyAltitude: 1345 m
  • Day 3:Drive/Flight from Kathmandu to PokharaAltitude: 820 m
  • Day 4:Drive to Phedi and trek to DhampusAltitude: 1650 m
  • Day 5:Trek to SarangkotAltitude: 1592 m
  • Day 6:Trek to bank of Phewa lake and Sightseeing in PokharaAltitude: 820 m
  • Day 7:Drive or Fly back to KathmanduAltitude: 1345 m
  • Day 8:Departure

Day 1:Arrival at Kathmandu

  • Max Altitude1345 m
  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel

You will land at Kathmandu airport and our representatives will already be there to pick you up. After that, you will be taken to a 3-star hotel, where you can rest, freshen up and drop your luggage. You can stroll around the streets of Thamel and nearby sites. In the evening, you can enjoy new food, go to bars, spas, etc.

Day 2:Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley

  • Max Altitude1345 m
  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

Waking up in your hotel, you will have your breakfast and get ready for sightseeing in the city of temples. You will be taken to 5 UNESCO world heritage sites and our guides will tell you stories and myths related to each of them. You will also get to explore different temples, gumbas, and other cultural sites. After the sightseeing, you can either return to your hotel or go out for different activities.

Day 3:Drive/Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara

  • Max Altitude820 m
  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

You will take a bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 6-7 hours. During this ride, you will see different villages, green forests and beautiful landscapes. After reaching Pokhara, you will check into a 3-star hotel. If you aren’t tired after your long drive, you can go visit this amazing city or you can rest in your hotel. In the evening, you can go out and try new food and live music, go to spas, bars, etc.

Day 4:Drive to Phedi and trek to Dhampus

  • Max Altitude1650 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

You will have your breakfast in the city and ride to Phedi. We will board a private vehicle to take you there. Your trekking starts from Phedi as you walk uphill to Dhampus. You will walk past beautiful rice fields and green forests. You will pass through a few settlements to get to Dhampus which takes about 3-4 hours. You will stay overnight at Dhampus enjoying the serene environment.

Day 5:Trek to Sarangkot

  • Max Altitude1592 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

You will have breakfast early in the morning at Dhampus and start your trek to Sarangkot. You will ascend the gentle trail crossing the rice paddies. You will have wonderful views of the landscapes accompanied by a beautiful mountain range on the horizon. Sarangkot is one of the most beautiful vantage points of Nepal. You will have a mesmerizing view of Annapurna (8,091 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Ganesh Himal (7,446 m), Manaslu (8,165 m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m.) and numerous other mountains. You can catch the wonderful glimpse of the Pokhara city. If you happen to reach there at the time of sunset, you can enjoy the beautiful view of the sunset from there.

Day 6:Trek to bank of Phewa lake and Sightseeing in Pokhara

  • Max Altitude820 m
  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

Waking up in Sarangkot, you will descend and move towards Phewa lake. After reaching, you can go boating and visit Tal Barahi Temple. Then, you can go out to visit beautiful places, lakes, caves, temples, etc. Pokhara is famous for Begnas and Phewa lake, Mahendra and Bat cave, Tal Barahi temple, Devi’s Fall and amazing views you can get from there. Pokhara also offers restaurants, bars, spas where you can go and enjoy yourself. You will stay there overnight.

Day 7:Drive or Fly back to Kathmandu

  • Max Altitude1345 m
  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBLD

After completing your trek and exploration of Pokhara city, you will ride or fly back to Kathmandu. If you happen to ride, it takes about 6-7 hours. During this scenic ride, you will ride along the river most of the time enjoying the beautiful river valley, green forests and landscapes. You will cross many sub-urban areas along the way. Upon your arrival at Kathmandu, you can stroll around the streets of Thamel. You can shop souvenirs and handicrafts. You can go to bars, lounges and cafes to explore the foods and music. You will stay overnight at a three-star hotel.

Day 8:Departure

  • MealsBreakfast

Your trip will conclude here. We will drive you to the airport for your connecting flight to the next destination. We will wish you goodbye there. However, if you decide to stay in Nepal or go for another trip somewhere in Nepal, you can inform us. We can help you decide your next destination in Nepal if you are planning to go for it. We provide you with unbiased information regarding all the packages available in Nepal.

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Cost Details


  • Meals: 
    7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Accommodation: 
    3-Star accommodation in Kathmandu for 2 days
    3-star accommodation in Pokhara for 3 days
  • Tea house accommodation along the way for 2 days
  • Transportation:   
    All land transportation with pickups and drops
  • Guides and Porters:
    One guide and assistant guide between 6 people 
    1 porter for two people (A porter can carry up to 30 kg)
  • Miscellaneous: 
    Necessary paperwork with the government of Nepal and Tax department
    All the necessary insurance for the guides and porters
    First Aid service in case of minor injuries
    Salary, food, and accommodation for guides and porters


  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects (We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to any reason
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottled or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including mineral water
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Tipping for the Sublime crew

Trip Essential Information

Can I do a family trek in Dhampus Sarangkot Trail?

Yes, as the trekking is easy and does not demand much physical fitness, the trekking can be done with the family as well. It can be an ideal vacation as you get to explore the Himalayan landscapes and culture. 

I have never trekked before. Can I do this trekking? 

Yes, you can do this trek even if you haven't trekked before. It is one of the easiest treks you can do in Nepal. If you have been involved in general fitness exercises before, the trek will be easy for you.

Is there a risk of altitude sickness?

No, as you will not be trekking to the altitude higher than 3000 m which is altitude sickness, there is no risk of altitude sickness.

Dhampus Sarangkot Trek Reviews

5.0based on 2 reviews
  • Bianca Rinehart
    Bianca RinehartMay 03, 2018

    Awesome trekking experience

    It was amazing trekking experience we had. We didn't go far from Pokhara but the landscapes were amazing. Especially in the morning the sunrise and mountains looked spectacular. The villages were beautiful and the peoples were so kind and friendly. Loved everything about the trek. We had been to Pokhara tour with sublime trails and we went to trekking with the same guide and he was also amazing! 

  • Alexandra Schultz
    Alexandra SchultzFebruary 22, 2018

    Lovely Nepal and outstanding Dhampus Sarangkot trek

    Trekking to Dhampus Sarangkot was my first trek in Nepal. It went like I thought it would. My friends had already come to Nepal before and they recommended that I should too. They also made me contact Ram and he took care of the rest. Now that I've completed this trek, I want to come back someday and complete Everest Base Camp trek too. Probably next year, lets see what happens. But, if I come, I'm surely going to go with Sublime Trails also because they already know how slow I can walk... hahha.. but yeah, thanks alot guys for the amazing trip. Keep up the good work!

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