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Pokhara Dhampus Naudanda Sarangkot Trek - 8 Days

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Pokhara, Dhampus, Naudanda, Sarangkot Trek - 8 Days
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Pokhara, 200km west of Kathmandu, is Nepal’s second largest city and holiday playground. It nestles between Lake Phewa and the 50km Annapurna Range to the north. Our three day Sarangkot trek offers a rural introduction to this trekking region’s friendly people. Altitudes remain below 2 000m/6 500ft, eliminating any possibility of altitude problems. The trails are less crowded than those heading into the Annapurnas.

A short drive northeast of the city leads to the start of the trek through rural forest and farmland to the Gurung (Buddhist) village of Dhampus on the edge of the Annapurna Conservation Area. Views of the iconic and sacred Machhapuchhare (Fish tail), sentinel to the Annapurnas stands to the north – with fine snow peaks behind.  

The trekking trail then heads south to Naudanda, where views overlook the Pokhara Valley whilst to the north, the Himalayan view broadens to include Dhaulagiri to the west, and Manaslu in the east. An afternoon walk through villages to the southeast leads to prosperous Sarangkot for the night. Yet better views of the lake and Himalayan skyline – with three 8 000m/26 250ft peaks in sight are on offer. After a sunrise photo shoot, spend a pleasant morning walking through forest down to Phewa Lake – and a car to your hotel.

Day 01: Arrival   Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (1 300m/4 260ft). We will meet and transfer you to your hotel.

Day 02: In the City: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour   OR   A day at leisure. Trek preparation.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara (880m/2 900ft), 25 min flight:  City, Lake and Mountain Museum Tour.

Day 04: Pokhara – Dhampus Phedi (1 130m/3 170ft) – Dhampus (1 700m/5 580ft), 25 min drive, 3-4 hrs trek

Day 05: Dhampus – Naudanda (1 430m/4 690ft)– Sarangkot (1 590m/5 220ft), 6 hrs         

Day 06: Sarangkot – Pokhara (880m/2 900ft), 2 hrs  

Day 07: Pokhara – Kathmandu (1 300m/4 260ft), 25 min flight          

Day 08: Final Departure Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight to your next destination.

Day 01: Arrival  Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (1 300m/4 260ft)

After completing passport, immigration and visa requirements, we will meet you outside the terminal building (look for your name board) and transfer you to your hotel: afternoon free.  Evening: a welcome dinner, introduction to your guide and a briefing on the trek with a check on necessities.  Overnight at hotel. 

Day 02: In the City  Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing   OR   A Day at Leisure 

Sadly, many of our architectural treasures were damaged in the recent earthquakes: but these sites still have much to offer.
Take a day tour to five of the Kathmandu Valley’s cultural world heritage sites: Swayambhunath, the famed “monkey temple;” the city’s historical Durbar Square with ancient temples, unique art, architecture, and the chance to see the Kumari (living goddess); Patan’s Durbar Square; the Hindu temple Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath, the world’s largest stupa.
A car and driver will take you to each site-entrance and wait for you. (Entry tickets and lunch are not included.)

Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara (880m/2 900ft), 25 min flight

After breakfast, transfer to the Domestic Airport for the short flight along the Himalayan Range to Pokhara. Transfer to your hotel, morning free. Afternoon City Tour including: Devi’s waterfall, Shiva’s Cave and the Mountain Museum. Evening cruise on tranquil Lake Phewa.  Overnight in Pokhara.    

Day 04: Pokhara – Dhampus Phedi (1 130m/3 170ft) – Dhampus (1 700m/5 580ft), 25 min drive, 3-4 hrs trek

A short drive northward from your hotel leads to a bus terminal opposite Dhampus Phedi.
An easy walk leads up to Dhampus Phedi (bottom of a hill) which is set amongst rice paddies and millet fields. The trail gradually rises, through agricultural hamlets, and patches of rhododendron forest. Dhampus is a vibrant Gurung village: its Buddhist people speak their own language and favour traditional dress.  They specialise in horticulture and organic farming. From the village, there are angular views of sacred Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail) standing in front of the Annapurna Range.

Day 05: Dhampus – Naudanda (1 430m/4 690ft) – Sarangkot (1 590m/5 220ft), 6 hrs

After breakfast, we head west through terraced millet, maize and rice fields to Goldanda with impressive views of the high Annapurnas to the north . We then turn southwest, and trek gently to hilltop Naudanda Views from Naudanda stretch across the Annapurnas to Manaslu in the east and also offer a bird’s eye view over the Harpan Valley that feeds distant Lake Phewa.

Continue southeast on trails to bustling Sarangkot. Impressive views to the south are enlarged as Phewa Lake; set in its green hills draws nearer. Sarangkot is a large and vibrant village with a mix of cultural groups. The Temple of Shiva and Bhume Kalika are popular visitor sites.

Sunset and sunrise views of the Himalayan Chain, from just above the village, offer Dhaulagiri (highest peak in western Nepal), the sweep of the Annapurna Chain and the south face of Manaslu: three of the fourteen 8 000m peaks at a glance!

Day 06: Sarangkot – Pokhara (880m/2 900ft), 2 hrs

Catch the sunrise on camera before breakfast: it will rise just west of Manaslu. The best viewpoint is 15 min west of the village After breakfast; head south through the village fields before zigzagging steeply down though forest, for an hour. Below is gentler farmland once again; walk beneath colourful morning paragliders, to the lake. A car will return you to your hotel. Rest of day free.

Day 07: Pokhara – Kathmandu (1 300m/4 260ft), 25 min flight

After breakfast drive to the nearby airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. Transfer to your Hotel. Rest of day free.

Day 08: Final Departure

Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight to your next destination.

Cost Include

  • All the airport/ Hotel transfers
  • Two Star Hotel in Kathmandu, Thamel for 3 night with the  bed and  breakfast
  • Well come and farewell dinner
  • Full day Kathmandu city tour on  private car/Van/ Bus
  • Professional govt. registered tour Guide
  • Flight Kathmandu/ Pokhara / Kathamndu
  • Full days Pokhara city tour on private car/Van/ Bus
  • Two star Hotel in Pokhara Lakeside for 2 night with Bed and Breakfast
  • Comfortable private transport (Car/Jeep/Van/ bus) Pokhara to  trekking starting point ( Dhampus phedi )
  • Comfortable Private transport trekking ending point( Bank of the Lake) to Hotel
  • Full meals ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the treks
  • Supplementary snakes: seasonal fresh fruit, cookies and energy Bar
  • All necessary paper work permit and TIMS ( National Park Permit and TIMS)
  • An English speaking professional govt. registered trekking Guide and porter ( 2 trekkers 1 Porter ) above the 4 trekkers 1 assistant Guide
  • Hot drinks ( tea and coffee)
  • Safe drinking water ( Chlorine/ Iodine water)
  • All the Mountain accommodations soft comfortable private room with attach  bathroom
  • Guide and Porter salary, meals, accommodations, insurance, flight and equipment
  • All the government and local taxes
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Trekking equipment four season sleeping bag down jacket rain coat walking poll many more as per necessary
Cost Exclude
  • Kathmandu city tour monument fees
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara  except welcome and farewell dinner
  • All the soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Mineral water
  • Boiled water
  • Personal  expenses
  • Electronic devise re charge
  • Wi Fi
  • Travel insurance and evacuation
  • Tipping

Amazing first trip to Nepal

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First time in Nepal, such a beautiful and welcoming country. Loved the simplicity of how people live and go by through their days. Landed in Kathmandu to a very welcoming ambiance at the airport. to shortly after get picked up by our tour guides. Driven to the hotel while going through our tour plan of 4 days and 3 nights detailing all the activities we will be participating in. Prem was so helpful and concerned making every bit of our trip as comfortable and went out of his ways many times to ensure our trips ends up worth our money. a lovely first night spent at a very cozy, clean and quiet hotel with a thunder storm just adding to the thrill of the trip. The next morning, and shortly after a very nice breakfast, we took a domestic flight of 25 minutes to Pokhara, which our next stop. After lunch, we started our trek up to

Dampus camp. The trek took around 3 hours blessed by a very cool breeze and drizzling weather which made the scenery even more majestic and beautiful. Reaching Dampus camp, we settled into a very cozy hostel where we spent the night after a nice "family-like" dinner with the owners of the hostel. Next morning, we started on our way down back to Pokhara city where we were checked into a very nice hotel with view of the snow mountains at times when the skies were clear. We toured various parts of the city that were considered as attraction and spend the rest of the day just walking around. The nest day, we took an 8 hours bus ride from Pokhara back to Kathmandu, which was a real adventure not to be missed. Last day was our tour in Kathmandu. lots of history, heritage and interesting stories about the facts of many many touristic sites and temples, escorted by a very knowledgeable and information rich guide.

Source: Tripadvisor

Published on: 2017-09-15

Trip Facts

Trip Name: Dhampus Sarangkot trek

Duration: 8 days

Trek Days: 3 days

Country: Nepal

Region: Annapurna Region

Altitude: 1700m (Dhampus)

Difficulty: Easy

Highlights: Mountain Views of all the Annapurna and Manaslu, Gurung and mixed Culture

Activities: Trekking, Sightseeing,

Accommodation: Hotel/Guest House

Transportation: Private Car/ Van/ Bus all the ground Transport Flight Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu

Best month: February-May/ September- December

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Cost: USD 705 per person

Group Member Min: 2 Maximum -10

Note: If you are single, we can manage this trekking for you with additional USD 200 cost.

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