Sarangkot and Dhampus Trek


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Annapurna range from Sarangkot Dhampus Trek

Sarangkot and Dhampus Trek Summary

    1. Trip Duration: 3 Days
    2. Trek Difficulty: 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.

Getting flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara and from Pokhara to Kathmandu saves your time and riding the tourist bus reduces the trip expenses. Be that as it may, 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 is the standard trip package price for 3 days trek. 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 hike in Dhampus-Sarangkot tours.

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 US$ 165 per person is a standard trek price on double occupancy basis. For the deluxe and luxury hiking tour plan, we add Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare.

Additionally, 3-5 star hotel deluxe air-conditioned 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] at Dhampus and Sarangkot tour package.
  • 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 Tour 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 for Sarangkot, and Australian camp trekking.
  • Agency’s duffel bag (50 liters capacity), and trek poles if Necessary – return after the trek.
  • Trek completion certificate and trek map – 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 on my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with 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 the Sarangkot and Australian Camp trek?.

Answer: It’s the best hike for beginners therefore previous experience is not required. All ages people can hike Australian camp and Sarangkot hill without any difficulties.

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

Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office for free.

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

Answer: Definitely yes ! Nepal is a safe country to travel for solo travelers. Your hike to Sarangkot, Australian camp and Astam village route is perfectly safe for solo female trekkers also. We have been organizing the trek even for solo women travelers since its establishment.

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

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

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

Answer: The lodges in Annapurna trekking, have attached restaurants. They cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, rice, bread, soups, and fresh vegetables.

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 a shower?.

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

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

Answer: There are enough lodges and shops to buy mineral water on your hikes. But we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of those plastic waste. Instead, buy safe drinking water from the water stations or bring aqua tablets to purify the normal water. And the normal tap water is available everywhere in the village and in the guest houses. Local tap water is also safe to drink without purifying as it came from the high mountains directly.

Question: Are there any communication facilities on trek routes?

Answer: As Sarangkot and Dhampus are located nearby Pokhara, you can get telephone services as well as 3G internet facilities. So, buy a local Sim Card while you are either in Kathmandu or in Pokhara town on tours.

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

Answer: No! So, for the divine route, 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 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 your trek.

Sarangkot and Dhampus Australian Camp Trek highlights

  • Discover Annapurna Himalayas within 160 deg angle from all hill stations
  • Walk through farming fields, excellent views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, etc.
  • Natural hot spring and nice waterfalls along the trek routes
  • Famous hill stations of Kaski district are Sarangkot, Australian camp, and Dhampus
  • Astam village has an unique small settlements with splendid rice and terraces farm lands.
  • Experience the Gurung and other ethnic groups and their local lives.

Notes for Sarangkot and Dhampus Trekkers!

Hike the Sarangkot and Dhampus villages itinerary is subject to change due to climate condition which is out of our control. This is a simple Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. The physical, technical, and natural conditions may change the above itineraries.

What makes Sarangkot and Australian Camp Trek special?

Sarangkot and Australian Camp are two popular trekking destinations in Nepal, both of which offer stunning views of the Himalayan mountains and a unique cultural experience. Both treks can be done in a day or two, but it’s recommended to take your time and enjoy the scenic beauty and cultural experience. It’s important to note that both treks involve uphill climbs, so it’s recommended to be in good physical condition and bring appropriate gear.

We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction are our prime concerns. We are a team of professional, expert, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others.

Sarangkot and Dhampus Trek Traveller’s Review

Best and easy short hike near Pokhara

Rated 5.0 out of 5
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

Rated 5.0 out of 5
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

Rated 5.0 out of 5
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

Rated 5.0 out of 5
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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