Luxury Dhampus Sarangkot trek is short but one of the rewarding treks in Nepal into the foothills of Annapurna Himalayan range. This package is a perfect blend of city tour and trek in the Himalayan country it letting you enjoy the history, culture and nature of Nepal. Trekking through classical human settlements, terrace farming and green forests to reach Dhampus after few hours of a trek from the trek start point. A mesmerizing view of mount Annapurna and other mountains welcome us on reaching Dhampus hill. You will enjoy both amazing sunsets and sunrise in the Himalayas, a scene that will be the treasure for life.
Sarangkot, a hill station and popular vantage point to see stunning sunrise and mountain panorama, is another primary highlight of the Luxury Dhampus - Sarangkot trek. Sarangkot The major highlights of the Dhampus Sarangkot trek are an exploration of villages, witnessing panoramic scenes of the elevated Himalayan peaks: Mt. Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, Annapurna South, etc. Also, experiencing the picturesque drive along the Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers, living style of Nepal countryside and local culture of Gurung people will be an unforgettable experience.
To begin the Luxury Dhampus Sarangkot trek, we either drive or fly to Pokhara after our city sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. We explore UNESCO World Heritage sites in this city tour in Kathmandu. From Pokhara, we further drive to Phedi or Ghattekulo. From Phedi, we ascend via the lush forest and picturesque settlements and get to Dhampus. Dhampus is a classical village offering spectacular Annapurna Himalayan range and insights of the rural lifestyle of the people. After enjoying stunning mountain views and sunrise from Dhampus, we trek to Sarangkot via Naudanda. From Naudanda, we follow the motorable road till we get Sarangkot. Sarnagkot also offers us an opportunity of adventurous Paragliding which is 45 minutes flight landing to Phewa lake. We climb Sarangkot View Tower early in the morning before sunrise and celebrate incredible views Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri. Himchuli, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu with a stunning sunrise. Finally, we trek down to Lakeside Pokhara enjoying the serene Phewa lake and World Peace Stupa to end Luxury Dhampus - Sarangkot trek.
In this 8-day Luxury Dhampus Sarangkot Trek designed by Luxury Holidays Nepal, you will be enjoying luxury accommodation all round the trip. If you are looking for similar trips in the Annapurna region, we also offer Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek with Jungle Safari, Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Luxury Nepal tour with Dhampus Sarangkot Trek.
After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick up from the airport and take to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. At evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your tour guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, one passport-size photo, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After the pre-trip meeting, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Luxury Holidays Nepal. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine, which will introduce you to the country’s food culture.
After breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide for your sightseeing tour. You will visit the following sites.
Swyambunath Stupa - The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site):
You can watch over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. Swyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.
Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site):
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples of Nepal. It is located on the banks of Bagmati River on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is the most important temple dedicated to god Shiva.
Boudhanath Stupa is 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site):
Patan Durbar Square - located in central of city Lalitpur. It displays the Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the arts.
The rest of your time is free for further exploration and some shopping nearby your hotel.
After breakfast, leave Kathmandu for Pokhara (known as The Lake City owing to the large number of lakes in the city). As you leave Kathmandu, the landscape changes. You will see hills, small settlements and terraced farms. Upon your arrival in Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, you are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas, including Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,156m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m), the five peaks of Annapurna and others. Check-in to the hotel and take a rest. You may also stroll in the streets of Pokhara and just enjoy being in one of the most beautiful cities of Nepal.
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.
Early morning sunrise view from Sarangkot and breakfast at the hotel. Then drive back to Pokhara and you will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide for your sightseeing. The places you visit are as below:
Lies in the center of religious old bazaar. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati, yet another manifestation of Shakti. The park grounds offer a fine picnic and relaxing area.
Locally known as Patale Chhango and in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley is where the stream flowing from Fewa Lake collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gorge, leaping through several potholes.
The revered Gupteshwor Cave is situated 2 kms from Pokhara airport. The entrance is right across from Devi’s fall and the cave is almost 3 kms long. It has some big hall-sized rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all four.
Phewa Lake and Barahi Temple:
Situated at an altitude of 800m above sea level, it is the second largest lake in the kingdom. With the Barahi Island Temple in the middle of the lake it is the most important religious monument in Pokhara.
Seti River Gorges:
Carved by Seti-Gandaki is one of the natural wonders of Pokhara. K.I. Singh bridge at Bagar, Mahendrapool & Prithivi highway Bridge near bus park, provides a perfect view of the river’s dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by the turbulent flow of white water.
After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. This will be a journey along the river banks with wonderful views of hills and the rural Nepalese lifestyle. After reaching Kathmandu, take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, you will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After a few days of fun and excitement, the day to bid farewell has arrived. Our representatives will escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport as per your flight time.
After the wonderful opportunity to organize this tour for you we wish you a safe and happy journey ahead.
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you 5-star hotels in Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara. In Kathmandu, we will be staying at The Dwarika’s Hotel or Hyatt Regency, In Pokhara Temple Tree Resort or Fish Tail Lodge and in Chitwan Temple Tiger Green Jungle Resort or similar category.
You should carry the water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. in your daypack. You are provided with a free locker room in the hotel of Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 15kg and for more weight you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.
Transportation on Journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you private AC vehicle throughout the trip.
Group Leader during the journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained traveling guide in your group.
Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival. If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card, a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. (Online payment link)
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 availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number. (Voucher Redemption Link)
You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon arrival for $25 USD (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15-day visa or $40 USD for a 30-day visa. 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.
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.
makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com
They usually have good offers.
For more details: (See the international flights page)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.
Currencies accepted in Nepal:
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both visa and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in Kathmandu and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.
The altitude sickness will get from 3000 meters. Normally below three 3000 meters will not have altitude related problems usually for people for stable health. But above it can cause altitude-related sickness. If you have a health condition which might cause problems, please consult a doctor about the advisability of doing the trek.
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be Insured. (See the travel insurance page)
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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 Basecamp Trek, Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Bunjee Jumping, Rafting, Peak Climbing, Tours, etc.
A general rule of thumb for tipping is to 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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Note: 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.