Sarangkot and Dhampus Trek


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Annapurna range from Sarangkot Dhampus Trek

Sarangkot and Dhampus Trek Summary

    1. Trip Duration: 2 Nights & 3 Days
    2. Difficulty Level: Easy Grade
    3. High Altitude: 2,100 meters
    4. Walk Hour: 5 Hours daily
    5. Group-Size: 1 – 14 People
    6. Best Time: All months [except July and August].
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meals on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus


The Sarangkot Dhampus Trek is an easy trekking trail located in the Kaski district of Pokhara city. Sarangkot hill, Dhampus village, and as well as Australian camp are recognized as famous hill stations in the Annapurna region.

Australian camp and Dhampus hill station offers an excellent view of the Annapurna Himalayan ranges that include Mount Manaslu (8,163m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), and Annapurna first (8,091m). Moreover, the visitors can observe Hiunchuli (6,441m), Annapurna family (2, 3 & 4), Gangapurna (7,455m), Machapuchare (popular as a Fish Tail 6,998m), Lamjung Himal (6,983m).

It’s a famous Gurung settlement, therefore Tourists will have a chance to interact with locals to know their mountain lifestyles, culture, and tradition. An easy hike nearby Pokhara is an absolutely Australian camp and Dhampus hill is possible to complete in 1 night 2 days hikes staying at the modern guest houses.

Sarangkot and Dhampus Trekking group

Trek into those hills (Dhampus, Australian Camp, and Sarangkot) doesn’t require trek permits. Hike to Australian camp is very popular in terms of cultural and natural aspects, therefore most of the travel documentaries and films in Nepal are also shot in this territory.

Sarangkot is the closest hill station standing next to Phewa lakeside of Pokhara in the Kaski District Gandaki Zone. It’s called mini Annapurna view trekking and is renowned for its panoramic Himalayan views as well as down on the Phewa lake of Pokhara town. Recently, Sarangkot has become a hotspot for paragliding, zip-flying, and cable car riding.

Pokhara view from Sarangkot trek

How much does Sarangkot and Dhampus Trek Package Cost?

The cost of the Sarangkot and Dhampus trek package with a local agency Gokyo Treks Nepal ranges between US$ 97 to US$ 235. But of course, the Sarangkot and Dhampus trip price will vary according to the group size you are traveling to and the category of hotel you choose.

In addition, we also have seasonal discount deals for international leaders. For example, if you could bring 10+ travelers (except you) to your hikes, you are treated as a group leader. So you can hike to the Sarangkot, Dhampus and Astam village on 50% discounts of tour cost.

We often arrange private trips in order to avoid group tours with strangers. A private tour near Pokhara town gives you a better experience on your hikes. If you value personalization, flexibility, and in-depth experiences, a private trip customized to your personal needs is the best option.

It’s a standard trip package price for 3 days hike in Dhampus-Sarangkot tours. If you are 2 tourists Sarangkot and Dhampus trek cost US$ 165 for 3 days trek as per the trekking plan. We can modify the trek route and the prices according to your wishes also. Here is the price list for Dhampus and Sarangkot treks.

Price Per Person for 3 days Dhampus Sarangkot Trek.

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 235
2 PersonUS$ 165
3 PersonUS$ 160
4 to 6 personUS$ 135
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 120
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 97

If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded on this trip price, kindly check on package cost given on a tab button.


Sarangkot Dhampus Trek itinerary details

Amazing Sarangkot hill station combined with Dhampus village and Australian hiking is a focus to get three famous hill stations in a single plan itinerary. The particular route 2 nights 3 days Annapurna trekking is designed for world travelers who wish to hike slowly, can take a look at this itinerary. However, for travelers who wish to do this route quickly but are walking with limited time-wise, ask us for a tailor-made itinerary.

1 Day Sarangkot hill station trek (1,600m/5,250 feet), 3 hours

We begin our journey in the midday ascending the bank of Fewa lake side to get Khapaudi which is a foothill of Sarangkot tower. The total population of Sarangkot village is roughly about 5,060 with 1,010 individual households.

Tower at Sarangkot mountain is situated at an altitude of 1600m that offers an evening sunset view and evening lights at pristine Fewa lake. And as well as sunrise over the Annapurna Himalayan ranges including mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Fishtail. Breathtaking sunset and sunrise over the Annapurna massif.

2 DayAustralian Camp trek (2,100m/6,890 feet), 6 hours

Today very early in the morning, hike Hilltop tower to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m.), Tukuche Peak (6,920m.), Nilgiri (6,940m), Varaha Shikhar (7,847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m.), Annapurna South (7,219m.), Annapurna III (7,855m.), Machhapuchhare (6,993m.), Annapurna IV (7,525m.), Annapurna II (7,937m.), Lamjung Himal (6,931m) and Manaslu (8,163m)..etc.

Return to the hotel for breakfast before continuing our Naudanda hike. Naudanda commonly known as nine hills offer great views of Phewa Lake and its surrounding hills and the Pokhara Valley. Hike from Naudanda to Ghatte Khola and choose the escalating path to the Australian camp passing over the pretty little village of Gurung ethnics situated at the top of Dhampus hill.

3 DayTrek to Astam village (1,522m/4,993 feet), 3 hours. Descend to Pokhara, 3 hours.

After breakfast with a great sunrise over mount Annapurna mountains range, we walk downhill to get to Dhampus exploring its unique culture and ways of living. Dampus is inhabited by various ethnic groups including Gurungs, Brahmin’s, Chhetri’s and Dalits. Continue to Pass through the small settlement and terraced farms to Astam.

For those with limited time for trekking in Nepal, Astam Village emerges as the ideal choice to delve into the essence of mountain communities. Renowned for its captivating vistas of sunrise and sunset against the backdrop of the Annapurna range, Astam Village offers an unparalleled experience.

The village offers an all-encompassing 360-degree panorama of the Annapurna range, including the majestic peaks of Annapurna South (7273m), Fish Tail (7059m), Annapurna I (8090m), and Annapurna IV (7525m). Serving as an idyllic hiking destination, Astam presents visitors with an authentic Nepali village encounter, blending traditional charm with ecological harmony, ensuring a homely comfort that resonates.

Eat a delicious organic Lunch meal and walk continue downhill through the forest to Hemja at Milan Chowk. From there, we take a private taxi to get to your hotel situated at the Phewa lakeside in Pokhara. Tourists can extend tours to visit the Pokhara tourist places paying an extra cost. Trip finish.

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How much are the Sarangkot Australian Camp and Dhampus trek package prices?

Hike to Sarangkot and Dhampus package price start at US$ 97 and might reach up to US$ 235 per person on double occupancy basis. Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency notify this express Sarangkot Australian Camp and Dhampus Trek Package price for 2024 and 2025 based on group size you are travelling with.

For the deluxe and luxury hiking tour plan, we add Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare. Additionally, 4 to 5 star hotel deluxe air-condition rooms in Kathmandu and in Pokhara Town with breakfast. Likewise, comfortable guest house accommodation with an attached toilet/bathroom in the Annapurna hills. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

Sarangkot and Dhampus Trek Package Price Includes:-

  • Private Taxi/Car transfer from your hotel to Sarangkot Phedi at khapaudi as per plan.
  • 2 Breakfast serve with a cup of tea/coffee, 3 Lunch and 2 Dinner [main course] en route.
  • 2 Nights Tourist standard hotel accommodation while on Annapurna hill stations.
  • Night tourist bus transfer from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip for guide.
  • Fully escorted trek with an English-speaking license holder local Trek guide.
  • Sarangkot Tower entrance permit and fees.
  • Return transfer from Hemja to Fewa lake side with a private taxi.
  • Insurance, Food, accommodation, and salary of trekking Guide for Annapurna.
  • Seasonal fruits like apples and pomegranates as a desert after dinner along this route.
  • Agency’s duffel bag (50 liters capacity), and trek poles if Necessary – return after the trek.
  • Trek completion certificate on request – keep them as a souvenir.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

Sarangkot Australian camp Dhampus Trek Package Excludes:-

  • All foods during your staying in Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trekking.
  • Visitor personal hike equipment including clothes.
  • Personal nature expenses, Porter to carry your luggage en route, all types of beverage drinks.
  • Travel Insurance which covers emergency rescue, personal loss, or damage.
  • Any donation and monument entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for guide [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].

Group join

We can organize private Sarangkot and Dhampus Trekking including an Australian camp trek starting on any date that works for you. If the above travel plan does not suit you? contact us for more customization tour plans.


Question: Is pick-up service available from our hotel in Pokhara?

Answer: Yes, certainly. Please provide us with the details of your hotel, including its location, and share their maps with us on WhatsApp. Our guide will then arrange to meet you at your hotel in the morning and organize a private transfer to Sarangkot Phedi (Khapaudi).

Question: Do I need the experience to do the Sarangkot and Australian Camp trek?.

Answer: The Dhampus and Sarangkot tour is ideal for beginners, located near Pokhara town. It requires no prior trekking experience, making it an easy and enjoyable option.

Question: Can I store my luggage/stuff in Kathmandu or in Pokhara?

Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel in Kathmandu/Pokhara or at our corporate office near Thamel, Kathmandu. Storing your belongings at the Gokyo Treks agency office is completely safe and free for our guests.

Question: Is this Annapurna trip Safe for Solo Female Trekkers?

Answer: Yes, this trek is widely regarded as safe for solo woman trekkers. However, as with any trekking adventure, it’s crucial to take precautions and remain aware of your surroundings.

Our team consists of honest and friendly guides who treat every trekker like a family member. We have been organizing treks for solo woman travelers since our establishment, ensuring their safety and enjoyment throughout the journey.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Sarangkot hill and Australian camp on my hike?

Answer: We offer tourist-standard accommodation in Sarangkot Hill and Australian Camp as per the travel plan. These are clean lodges with comfortable beds, mattresses, and blankets. However, it’s important to note that the availability of hot water and electricity can be limited in tourist-standard hotels.

Additionally, there are options for staying in comfortable hotels in Sarangkot Hills, including 4-star and 5-star category hotels (extra cost). While these hotels offer luxurious accommodations, they are more expensive compared to normal lodges. The views from these accommodations are stunning, showcasing the Himalayan mountains.

Question: What kind of food can I expect on this package trek?.

Answer: At Sarangkot Hill and Australian Camp, lodges have attached restaurants that serve a delicious range of mostly vegetarian dishes. It includes pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, rice, bread, soups, and fresh vegetables.

Dinner and breakfast are provided at the lodge where you spend the night, and lunch will be provided on the way to the next destination along your trekking route.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower?.

Answer: Opportunities for showers along the trekking route to Sarangkot Hill and Australian Camp can vary depending on the accommodation you choose. In general, most lodges offer basic shower facilities, which may include hot water showers for a small additional fee. However, staying in Sarangkot there will be a normal lodge, hot water showers may be limited or not available because of lack of water source.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Trek?.

Answer: Tourist can purchase bottled water or refill your water bottles with filtered or boiled water for a small fee. It’s advisable to carry water purification tablets or a water filter to ensure safe drinking water throughout your trek.

Question: Are there any communication facilities on trek routes?

Answer: Most lodges and teahouses offer Wi-Fi for a small fee, and some may also have telephone services. However, the signal strength and availability of these services can vary. We advise you to buy a local NTC SIM card to use call and data pack facilities to stay connected with you family and friends.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Sarangkot-Dhampus Trek?.

Answer: No! You need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?.

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last-minute bookings.

And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 20% advance deposit of the total tour price in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And for the remaining payment, pay us after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances for each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk for roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking poles?

Answer: Better to hike with walking poles, no matter which type of hiking poles you are using. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Trekking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Pokhara Lakeside resturants and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your trek.

Sarangkot and Dhampus Australian Camp Trek highlights

  • Experience the Annapurna Himalayas from all hill stations, offering a 160-degree panoramic view.
  • Traverse through picturesque farming fields with stunning views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and more.
  • Visit the famous hill stations of Kaski district, including Sarangkot, Australian Camp, and Dhampus.
  • Explore the unique small settlements of Astam village, surrounded by magnificent rice terraces and farmlands.
  • Immerse yourself in the local lives of Gurung and other ethnic groups, experiencing their culture firsthand.

Notes for Sarangkot and Dhampus Trekkers!

It’s important to note that accommodation along the route is normal lodges offering simple amenities. If you consider upgrading to a hotel for a more comfortable paying an extra cost? we can modify this trip plan as per your wish. Food options mainly consist of vegetarian dishes such as pasta, noodles, and soups, available at the lodges.

It’s advisable to carry snacks for energy during the trek. Tourist can purchase drinking water at lodges or refill with filtered or boiled water for a fee. Equally, communication facilities like Wi-Fi and phone services are available at some lodges, but signal strength can vary. Prepare a good gears and ready for changing weather conditions in case.

For safety, consider trekking with a guide, respect local customs and nature by carrying out trash and following designated trails. Acclimatize to altitude and carry necessary medications. Know emergency contacts and carry a basic first aid kit for any unforeseen circumstances.

What makes Sarangkot and Australian Camp Trek special?

Sarangkot and Australian Camp stand out as popular trekking destinations in Nepal, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountains and a rich cultural experience. While both treks can be completed in a day or two, it’s advisable to savor the scenic beauty and cultural immersion at a leisurely pace.

Both routes involve uphill climbs, underscoring the importance of good physical fitness and suitable gear.

Here at Gokyo Treks and Expedition, we prioritize quality services with your safety and satisfaction as our top priorities. Our team comprises professional, expert, and licensed local guides who boast unparalleled knowledge of the destinations.

Sarangkot and Dhampus Trek Traveller’s Review

Best and easy short hike near Pokhara

July 28, 2022

For a remarkable overnight adventure, this destination is truly unbeatable. Not only is it easily accessible, but it also rewards visitors with an awe-inspiring 360-degree panoramic view of the majestic Annapurna Himalayas. Whether you’re looking for a short escape or planning an extended trek, this place should definitely be on your list.

Our guide, Som, made this experience even more exceptional. With an in-depth knowledge of every mountain and its heights, he proved to be highly professional while maintaining a relaxed and easy-going demeanor.

We wholeheartedly recommend Som and his esteemed company, Gokyo Treks & Expedition, for an unforgettable journey. This trip, led by Som, will undoubtedly leave you with cherished memories.

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Krissy Yssirk, Beijing, China

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Dear Yssirk, thank you for your time to review Dhampus and Sarangkot trekking recently. We hope to serve you again on your next trip to Nepal.

Australian camp hike is the best and easy

May 28, 2022

Clairon N. Attipoe, two other friends, and I decided to book the Sarangkot and Dhampus hiking trip with Gokyo Treks agency. Although it wasn’t a challenging hike, the breathtaking views we encountered made it incredibly rewarding. The entire trip was flawlessly organized, leaving us with nothing but fond memories.

Our guide, Ammar Guni, was an absolute gem. With an intimate knowledge of the area, he knew exactly where to take us to capture the most stunning shots. His professionalism and expertise made the journey even more enjoyable. I highly recommend Ammar and Gokyo Treks agency for an unforgettable hiking experience that will leave you in awe of Nepal’s natural beauty.

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Aki Korhonen, from Hong Kong.

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Dear Aki, we thank you for your time in sending us a Dhampus and Sarangkot trekking review. Yes, it was a great time and we are hoping to welcome you again for your next journey to Nepal.

Amazing place to see Annapurna view

December 28, 2021

Best hike near Pokhara with Gokyo treks company and Ammar was a guide. It was a beautiful hike on Annapurna.

Perfect trip. If anyone got a chance to hike Sarangkot tower, go in the morning before sunrise. The view is absolutely awesome. – Xi Chen from Beijing, China.

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Xi Chen from Beijing, China.

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Thank you Xi for your time sending us a Dhampus and Sarangkot trek review and we hope to serve you again on your trip to Nepal.

The best viewpoint trek nearby Pokhara City

November 28, 2019

I and my friend, 2 person book this short treks near Pokhara with a local agency. Ammar, helped everything for planning and arranging necessary things like booking hotels. Guide Nabraj, was our guide speaks basic Chinese which was great for us to talk.

Sarangkot is just outstanding place to get clear Annapurna Mountains view especially in Sunrise/sunset. We enjoyed our trips very much and we highly recommends Gokyo Treks agency to everyone. – Kwok Chung and SinYi Lim, China.

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Kwok Chung and SinYi Lim, China.

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