Sarangkot Dhampus Trek

Sarangkot Dhampus Trek

Around 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 a famous hill station in the Annapurna region.

The Australian camp, Dhampus, and Sarangkot hill stations offer an excellent view of Annapurna Himalayan ranges including three tallest mountains which are Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna first. Moreover, the visitors can observe the other popular mountains such as Hiunchuli (6,441m), Annapurna family (2, 3 & 4), Gangapurna (7,455m), Machapuchare (equally popular as a Fish Tail 6,998m), Lamjung Himal (6,983m)…etc.

Magical Dhampus is a famous Gurung settlement, tourists can stay either at local homestay or lodges and interact with locals to know their mountain lifestyles, culture, and tradition. An easy hike around Pokhara is absolutely Australian camp and dhampus Nepal. The mystical dhampus sarangkot trek is possible to complete in a 1 night 2 days or in 2 nights 3 days.

Top viewpoint Australian camp is another attractive hilltop to achieve a glimpse of Annapurna massif. Tourists can see an amazing view of annapurna 3, Annapurna II including Hiunchuli, Annapurna south, fishtail, and more in a row. There are superb lodges with all facilities hotels in the Australian camp. The Annapurna guest houses are clean and cozy but not the luxuries.

Hiking dhampus Australian camp and Sarangkot does not need Annapurna permits although it is the best hikes in Annapurna Nepal. When you’re traveling for one or two weeks it’s worth paying Annapurna conservation fees, but when you only enter for a day or two but must still pay the same price, it’s a bit expensive. You can watch some of the videos on youtube about annapurna films shooting in Australian camp and Sarangkot hill station.

Sarangkot is the closest hill station standing next to Phewa lakeside of Pokhara in Kaski District Gandaki Zone. The total population of Sarangkot village is roughly about 5,060 with 1,010 individual households. The village is located on Sarangkot mountain at an altitude of 1600m. It is renowned for its panoramic Himalayan views Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu as well as down on the Phewa lake of Pokhara town. Recently, Sarangkot has become a hotspot for paragliding.

Furthermore is also called mini Annapurna panorama or Annapurna view trekking. Moreover, it is a good option to extend your trips from Kathmandu and Pokhara Tours or Chitwan Jungle/wildlife Safari. Even the trail is easy to follow and lasts only for a few days and the trek will surely leave you with unforgettable moments in your lifetime.

Sarangkot hill with Dhampus Trek combines with Australian camp even more beautiful in spring as the whole forest turns to red, pink and white with rhododendron flowers. And of course, Sarangkot and Dhampus village hiking possible do do at any time throughout the year.


Sarangkot Dhampus Trek itinerary details

Amazing Sarangkot hill station combine with Dhampus village and Australian hiking is a focus to get three famous hill station in 1 plan itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The particular route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike in a more relaxed manner, 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.

Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 2 Drive to Pokhara city (6 hours). Transfer to Fewa lakeside at the hotel.

Early morning but after breakfast, Our professional guide comes to pick you up to get Tourist Bus park, Kantipath. Bus leave from Kathmandu to Pokhara at about 6:45 am. You follow Prithvi Highway for roughly about 6 hours to get a tourist paradise Pokhara city. During your journey, you can view the Manokamana – Manakamana cable car at Kurintar and rafting on the Trishuli River, and some nice and beautiful villages. Pokhara is the second largest tourist town of Nepal offers an excellent view of Annapurna Himalayan ranges.

Day 3 Sarangkot hill station trek (1,600m/5,235 feet), 4 hours

We begin our journey walking on the bank of Fewa lake side to get Khapaudi which is foot hill of Sarangkot tower. Sarangkot hill offers evening sun set view and evening lights, pristine Fewa lake and as well as sunrise over the Annapurna Himalayan ranges including mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Fish tail. Breathtaking sunset and sunrise over the Annapurna massif.

Day 4Australian Camp trek (2,100m/6,867 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 (8,163 m) other numerous snowcapped mountains in the morning.

Returning back to the hotel, take breakfast before continuing our Naudanda hikes. Naudanda is nine hills which offer great views of Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake. We will lower down from Naudanda to Ghatte Khola and choose the escalating path to Australian camp passing over the pretty little village of Gurung ethnics situated at the top of Dhampus hill.

Day 5Trek descend to Phedi. Drive to Pokhara, 4 hours

After breakfast with great sunrise over mount Annapurna and fist tail, we walk downhill to get Dhampus village. Mount Fishtail is called Machhapuchhre in Nepali. We will explore Dhampus village and get to know their unique culture and ways of living. The trail descends through the forest to Dhampus Phedi from where our private vehicle is waiting for us. And from here to Pokhara Phewa lake side transfer by private taxi/car/van and it takes roughly about 1 hour. Get refreshed and relax.

Day 6Drive to Kathmandu city

Morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for breakfast & lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.

Day 7Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.


How much does Sarangkot Dhampus Trek combine with Australian camp hike cost?

Hike to Sarangkot Dhampus is available now on USD 498 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. In this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation in Thamel, Kathmandu, and tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara Fewa lakeside, and of course, the trip price will vary according to group size.

Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding the local bus reduces the trip expenses. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare, 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and 2-star hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara (BB plan) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

Dhampus Australian Camp Sarangkot Trek Cost Include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • 1 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trek
  • Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days.
  • Tourist Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu as a round trip.
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
  • Return transfer from Dhampus phedi to Fewa lake side by private vehicle.
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.

Sarangkot Australian camp Dhampus Trek Cost Exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
Group join

We can organize private Sarangkot Dhampus Trek including Australian camp trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.


Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us your flight details and request us for pickup. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need the experience to do Sarangkot – Australian camp and dhampus trek?

Answer: Previous experience is not required and all age people can do this trek.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Sarangkot Dhampus & Australian camp hiking?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However, we advise you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in this Sarangkot Dhampus Trek?

Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in Annapurna trekking, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)

The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for shower Sarangkot Dhampus Trekking?

Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Sarangkot Dhampus Trek?

Answer: There are enough lodges and shops to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you with boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters!.

Question: Is there any communication facilities on express Sarangkot Dhampus Trek?

Answer: Sarangkot Dhampus Trek route you can get telephone services as well as 3G internet services as well.

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

Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, 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 is the payments 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 price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Sarangkot Dhampus Trekking?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

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 a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls?

Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: Is it possible to rent a guide? how to hire a local trek guide?

Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.

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

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu 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 trek.

Sarangkot Dhampus Trek highlights

  • Discover Annapurna Himalayas within 160 deg angle from all hill station
  • Walk through cultivated fields, excellent views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail etc.
  • Natural hot spring and nice waterfalls along the trek routes
  • Famous hill station of Kaski district are Sarangkot, Australian camp and Dhampus
  • Experience the Gurung and other ethnic groups and their local lives.

Sarangkot Dhampus Trek Notes

Trek itinerary is subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.

“What makes Sarangkot Dhampus Trek special?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others.

Trip Price : USD 498 Per Person

    1. Duration of trek: 6 Days
    2. Trek Grading: Easy Grading
    3. Altitude: 2,100 meters
    4. Trekking Hour: 5 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-25 People
    6. Best Time: Oct -May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transport: Car/Plane/bus

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