Dhampus Sarangkot trek is an easy and short but a rewarding trek to witness magnificent Annapurna Panorama. Dhampus Sarangkot Trek also offers us an opportunity to explore the rural lifestyle of the ethnic people near Pokhara. Experiencing serenity, fresh and cool air, lush forest and picturesque landscapes will be an astounding experience during our Dhampus- Sarangkot Trek.
Dhampus Sarangkot trek begins with a drive from Pokhara to Phedi or Ghattekulo. It takes around 1.30 hrs to get Phedi from Pokhara city. Walking through sparse human settlements, terrace farming and forests takes us to Dhampus after few hours of walk. A fascinating view of a long-range of mount Annapurna and other mountains greet us on reaching Dhampus. We enjoy the amazing sunsets on the Himalayas in the evening and sunrise the next morning. The scenery will be a treasure for your life. Next day we walk back the downhill through equally scenic route and get Naudanda. We have some light snacks at Naudanda and continue to walk to Sarangkot.
From Naudanda. we follow the motorable road till we get Sarangkot. Previously, it was a popular trekking trail. The road is sometimes busy with heavy traffic. So, be careful while walking from Naudanda to Sarangkot.
We have lunch at Kaskikot, the middle point between Naudanda and Sarangkot. Next, we walk for 2 hours to get Sarangkot.
Next morning, early in the morning before sunrise, we climb Sarangkot View Tower and celebrate incredible sunrise and mountain panorama. The mountain views include Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Himchuli, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. After capturing the best moments, we walk back to the hotel and have breakfast.
The final portion of Dhampus-Sarangkot Trek is to experience serene Phewa lake and beautiful Pokhara city. We also see World Peace Pagoda while walking down to Lakeside Pokhara from Sarangkot. We walk down via lush forest and country settlements. Finally, we arrive at the ridge of Phewa lake and further walk to Lakeside Pokhara and end our Dhampus Sarangkot Trek. Now, we explore Pokhara city with a visit to caves, falls and temples.
In this 3 day Dhampus Sarangkot Trek designed by Luxury Holidays Nepal, you will be accommodating at normal Lodge in the mountain and the best season to go for this trek is spring and autumn.
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After breakfast, drive to Phedi in a private vehicle for an hour and then begin your trek by ascending to Dhampus for 3 to 4 hours. On the way, you pass through beautiful terraced fields, hamlets, and lush forest.
Today’s trek, you start after taking your breakfast. The trekking trail passes through paddy fields, magnificent hills, middle landscapes and showcases the beautiful view of the Himalayan ranges. You reach Sarangkot, one of the Nepal's best sunrise and sunset view point from where you can see a breathtaking view of Annapurna (8,091m.), Dhaulagiri (8,167m.), Ganesh Himal (7,446m.), Manaslu (8,165m.), Machhapuchhre (6,993m.) and others. In addition, you also see a nice view of Pokhara city.
You head off to Sarangkot before the dawn to see a magnificent view of sunrise and from there, you trek downhill to Pokhara, the city of lakes. You will take 2 to 3 hours. In Pokhara, you will walk on the bank of the Phewa Lake. You will do boating, visit David fall, Mahendra cave and then go to a hotel. Overnight at hotel.
My partner and I did a Dhampus Sarangkot Trek in February of 2020. Our guide Krishna Khadka did a fantastic job as a guide.“Krishna” was the best! He is well informed. His English skills and knowledge of the Himalayas were very impressive! We had a great experience. Communication was very smooth and efficient during the planning period. It was a wonderful time of year to experience the mountains in winter. It was our best decision to choose Luxury Holidays Nepal as a travel company.Published: Saturday, February 15, 2020
I highly recommend Luxury Holiday Nepal Trekking to all those planning for trekking in Nepal. As we reached in Tribhuvan International Airport, their member took us in the hotel room which was amazing with favorable food, an attractive room, and a peaceful environment. LHN provided us with experience guides and makes our trip more amazing with knowledgeable detail. Kathmandu city tour was so fabulous with City Guide Mr. Ramhari. Then after we traveled to Pokhara for our trip to Dhampus which is the best short trekking in Pokhara as well as In Nepal. The trail took us three popular viewpoints; Dhampus, Naudanda, and Sarangkot. AS it small village of Gurung community and we had an opportunity to view mountain, Beautiful forest of national flowers of Nepal (Rhododendron), and witnessed their daily lifestyle. From accommodation to transportation, foods, and meals, to guides and porters, everything was so balanced. Everything was so perfect. Their effort and way of treating the tourist deserve 5 on 5 rates.
I heartily thank Luxury Holiday Nepal for making our trek fabulous and supportive. We also recommend the LHN to everyone who wants to visit Nepal with Local agencies.Published: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Recently I visited Nepal with my family and we had Dhampus and Sarangkot trek. That was the best sunrise viewpoint that I had ever seen in my life. It was an amazing moment in my life to be in such a place. Even I experience village life over there and learn lots of cultures and traditions. Sunrise views from there were memorable and impressive. It was a heart-touching scenario with a pleasant view. If you want to view such an eye-catching moment then visit Dhampus and Sarangkot. All over the trek, our guide was very calm and polite and co-operative with a friendly nature. I just want to express special thanks to Mr. Pradip. He is an amazing guy.Published: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Dhampus and Sarangkot trek are the different destination which has different things to do for entertainment. I had enjoyed a lot with my wife experiencing all the thrilling moments through paragliding from saranagkot and zip- lining there. Sunrise and sunset from both dhampus and sarangkot with also the perfect vision of mountains was amazing. That heart touching moments had made my trip really memorable and outstanding. Luxury holidays and there work was really so nice.Published: Friday, October 25, 2019
Thank you Luxury Holidays Nepal for your great service. Your working style, trip operation and arrangements all were very good. My Dhampus Sarangkot trek was so much amazing with your great effort.
I also impressed by the guidance of the Guide, Mr. Manoj. He is brilliant and great at his job.
I think everyone should have to go through the Local company like Luxury Holidays Nepal.
I recommend everyone to contact LHN for their trip.Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Thank you very much Luxury holidays Nepal for providing the best guide and friendly helper due to which my family enjoyed a lot and had a lot of fun over there during the trek to Dhampus and Sarangkot. Guide was very good with the perfect English and also with the friendly behavior and also the porter was good with the helping nature. Over the trip was fantastic with the whole group of Luxury Holidays Nepal.Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
My last trip was the Dhampus Sarangkot trek in Nepal. That trip was booked with Luxury Holidays Nepal (LHN). Before the exclusive trek, I had Kathmandu Sightseeing. The sightseeing guide gave me lots of information and described very well. He is Ram Hari Timseena. After the Kathmandu sightseeing, we flew to Pokhara and started to trek. Mr. Pradip Dharel guided us very well. He is great, experienced and professional. He had lots of things and information to share with us. LHN team is very good in terms of hotels and rooms booking, meals plan and other many things. I was in luxury rooms and those rooms were very nice with great outside views. Luxury Holidays, Thank you very much, all you had done was so nice. If I have to rate those efforts, there only one rate and that is 5 Star. Everything was very Excellent. I also recommend everyone to visit Nepal with LHN. Their excellency will make your holidays very nice.Published: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Hello Everyone, I am here to share my experience of my last trip and it was in Nepal. I was there for the Dhampus Sarangkot trek. I have a problem with long walking but I want to see the Himalayas so Luxury Holidays Nepal, with whom I completed my trip, suggested me the Dhampus Sarangkot trek. If you also want to see the Himalayas little close without strenuous trek then Dhampus Sarangkot is best for you, I am telling you with my experience. I was really amazed by the path and route, it was very easy and simple. Rooms, meals, everything was arranged by LHN and their work is so excellent. There was no point to complain. Guides were too very nice and helpful. Thanks a lot Luxury Holidays Nepal for gifting me such a great experience! I recommend Luxury Holidays Nepal to everyone.Published: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Hello everyone, last week me and my wife had a luxury tour in Nepal. The Dhampus-sarangkot tour will always be memorable for us. The pellucid view of Pokhara city was really astonishing. We personally would like to thank Luxury Holidays Nepal and the team for their operations and guidance. I hope in near future we will again visit the Wonderful Nepal. with Luxury Holidays Nepal.Published: Monday, August 26, 2019
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you standard Teahouse/Lodge throughout the journey. Teahouse and lodge have the rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket and pillows.
Food on the way (Journey):
Your breakfast is included during trekking but not other meals. Travelers take their breakfast and dinner at the tea house where they stay and lunch is taken during the trail in the local lodge.
There are two good options for having proper drinking water during the trek. You can bring water purification tablets or fill your bottle for a nominal fee from the recognized and regulated "pure water" stations along the trek. As the last alternative, you can also purchase bottled water at the lodges.
Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage are carried and moved by the porters. You should carry the water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag that will provide safety.
Transportation on Journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you a private luxury vehicle for Pokhara-Phedi.
You can find the facility of electricity in most of the villages during your journey and some have solar power where you can get to re-charge your batteries. But we advise you to carry extra batteries or power bank.
Group Leader during the journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained travelling guide in your group. There will be a single porter for a couple of people.
The most significant thing that makes this trek enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful leader(s) and crew members. Our trip will be led by only the best and most professional leaders. All of Luxury Holidays leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With the objective of sustaining local communities, Luxury Holidays only employ local staffs who have adequate knowledge about the culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local regions.
The trek and expedition leaders have undergone the following training
➺ Intensive Wilderness First Aid
➺ Trekking Guide Training
➺ Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet
➺ English Language
➺ Conservation and Biodiversity
➺ Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)
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Though often overlooked, it's no exaggeration to say the entire trekking and expedition industry in Nepal is built on the back of hard-working local porters. It is their tireless efforts carrying supplies, equipment and baggage that make journeying to these remote areas possible. Therefore, we are firmly committed to porter rights. We make sure that all our porters are well treated, well paid and we provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members and we have previously used helicopters - at our expense - to rescue porters from dangerous situations. We support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters.
Expenses of Trek:
The expense of your journey, all the meals included in the package. Other costs may include souvenirs, drinks and snacks, tips and hot showers. A hot shower is available only in someplace. Your tips are enjoyed by your supporting members of the group after the trip. If you like the service provided to you, we advise you to distribute 10-15% of your total cost as a tip to porters and travelling guide.
Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.
Luxury Holidays don’t require a minimum and maximum size of the group for any Trek in Nepal. If travelers like to travel in Nepal with friends, families, colleagues are welcome to choose any tour packages at your convenient time frame. We will be happy to organize a small group of like-minded people to give them an unforgettable experience and opportunity to interact with each other in a fun-filled environment. Generally, there will be several separate groups. Each group will have a maximum of 15 people with its own experienced English speaking guide and there will be a suitable number of porters to carry luggage.
People in each room:
There will be two people accommodated in each room during the tour. If you prefer private accommodation, you'll find the option for a "single supplement".
Typical Day during Journey:
Every morning after breakfast you will go on the day's walk of approx. 3-4 hrs. After that there you will be having lunch around midday. The day’s walk is shorter than the morning's walk and you will reach your destination at the afternoon tea time. And the rest of the day you can enjoy travelling around the local place. Sometimes you can have the whole afternoon free. At night time you can play cards and release the tiredness of days.
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to the availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).
You can get a visa at Kathmandu airport upon arrival. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy.
Tourist Visa Fee Details
Updated Tourist Visa Fees
15 Days (Multiple Entry)
30 Days (Multiple Entry)
90 Days (Multiple Entry)
Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period)
USD 3 per day
Visa Extension (With Multiple Entry)
Additional USD 25
Visa Extension (After Visa Expiration)
Late fee USD 5 per day
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Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
www.makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com, www.expedia.com
They usually have good offers. (See the flight details page for more information)
When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends on after the scheduled trip after breakfast.
You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Luxury Holidays Nepal" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel.
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting at [email protected]
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.
Meeting and Orientation:
We meet and greet you at the airport. In the airport when you pass the customs you can see our member standing with your name on the signboard with our company's name (Luxury Holidays Nepal). After that, our members will greet you as well as locate you at your hotel that you are staying in. Orientation will be at the Kathmandu hotel after your arrival and in the evening there will be a welcome dinner with a cultural program. The orientation meeting is scheduled for an evening on the first day of the tour. Generally, the orientation meeting will be at 5 or 6 pm and this will be informed by our representatives after your arrival.
Itinerary May change during Journey
The itinerary may change during the journey, according to the conditions of the current situation. So, the trip can be modified a little by discussing the guide. But the timeline for completion of the trip will be the same. You will be travelling the remote areas of Nepal, so some unexpected events can occur and in such a situation, the itinerary is changed. In such conditions, your traveling guide will suggest you the best way.
Duration of Trip:
The duration of the journey will exactly according to the itinerary, but it can be shorted as per the wish of the client. The money is not refunded if you make your journey shorter. You may have to pay extra money for the service provided in Kathmandu in some cases otherwise not.
Currencies accepted in Nepal:
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both visas and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in both Kathmandu and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.
Types of Electric plug and Voltage:
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If you want to see a close view of Mt. Everest and Himalayan peaks, we can arrange mountain flights. You can contact [email protected] to book. To know more about Mount Everest Scenic Flight by plane, please click here and Everest Scenic Flight by Helicopter click here.
The magnificent environments of the Himalayas are also intensely delicate. More number of trekkers have intimidated the magnificence of Nepal. But we, Luxury Holidays Nepal is immensely concerned to protect the environment and to lessen the consequences of a high population. We do not inspire to use wood and campfire. We request to be eco-friendly. We also request you to keep your trekking site clean and enjoy your traveling.
Trip Extensions/ Add on trips:
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to India, Bhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Everest Trek, Annapurna Trek, Manaslu Trek, Langtang Trek, Bunjee Jumping, Rafting, Peak Climbing, Tours, etc.
A general rule of thumb for tipping is from USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the trek. Porters do appreciate a personal tip, although it is not uncommon for the Guide and his Porters to pool the tips they have collected before splitting it amongst themselves, with the Guide is getting a little more for overseeing the welfare and safety of both the Travelers and Porters as a whole. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip, however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.
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During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.