Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House Lodge
  • Group Size: 1
  • Max Elevation: 1650m

Highlights

  • Visit the World Heritage site in Kathmandu, and the beautiful Pokhara city  
  • Driving to Pokhara with the scenic view of rivers and mountain Hills of Nepal 
  • walk along the jungle, traditional village of Dhampus with green terrain, and flora and fauna
  • Spectacular panoramic mountain with sunrise and sunset view  

Dhampus-Sarangkot hiking is one of the shortest but most exhilarating trekking trips in Nepal. Dhampus Sarangkot hiking is popular among travelers, because, both Dhampus and Sarangkot offer you the best scenes and sceneries of the white mountains, sunrise, and sunset views over the Annapurna Himalayan range.

While having a trip to Dhumpus and Sarangkot, you will pass through terraced filed and a lush forest full of rare birds and animals, charming settlements of various ethnic groups, and offer you amazing views of mountains namely of Mt. Fishtail and Mt. Annapurna. Whereas from Sarangkot you will be able to have great views also of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Manaslu range. It is regarded to be a low altitude and easy trekking trail.

The best Dhampus - Sarangkot hiking is often combined with the Pokhara trip as well. Besides having wonderful scenes and sceneries, you also have an opportunity to explore the diverse culture, customs, and rituals of those people who are residing alongside the trail. The hiking to Dhampus - Sarangkot can be operated throughout the year and to all sorts of travelers visiting for the first time or for those who are nature lovers or adventure seekers. If you are an adventure seeker, you can have a paragliding trip from Sarangkot hills down to Pokhara.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival day in Kathmandu (1350m)
  • Day 2Kathmandu valley full day sightseeing by tour guide
  • Day 3Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m), 45min, by flight
  • Day 4Pokhara to Phedi by car 35 min & trek to Dhampus (1650m), 3 hours
  • Day 5Dhampus to Sarangkot (1600m), 5 hours
  • Day 6Sarangkot to Pokhara 1 1/2 half hours and sightseeing at Pokhara
  • Day 7Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350m), 6-7 hourrs drive
  • Day 8Departure from Kathmandu.

What's Included

  • All transportation by tourist bus and a private vehicle in the city
  • Accommodation 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu, 2 nights Pokhara and 2 nights teahouse lodge during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at Nepali typical restaurant at Kathmandu
  • Full day sightseeing at Kathmandu and Pokhara including tour guide 
  • Breakfast at Kathmandu and Pokhara and full meals during the trek
  • An experienced hiking guide, assistant guide (four-person will have one), Sherpa/porters and their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and lodge
  • All required permits
  • First aid medical kitbag
  • All government taxes
  • Nepal visa fee
  • International flight (airfare)
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic and non-alcoholic
  • Personal expenses as phone bill, chocolate, bakery and cake, battery charge, laundry, hot shower, and extra porter
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips to staffs

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesStatusPriceNote  
27 Oct, 2021 - 03 Nov, 2021GuaranteedUS$ 535
31 Oct, 2021 - 07 Nov, 2021GuaranteedUS$ 535

Useful Information

Passport and Visa

All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Getting a visa must be the easiest one though. You just have to go to the Nepalese Embassy/consulate in your country or it can also be obtained upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. To get a visa, you need to bring 2 pp size photos, visa fees, and a valid passport.

Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost

15 Days – 30 USD

30 Days – 50 USD

90 Days – 125 USD

For more information, please contact the Department of Immigration.
Kalikasthan, Kathmandu
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934
E-mail: mail@immi.gov.np.
Website: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/

Means of Transport

Tourist bus or private vehicle and walking. All the cost is already included unless otherwise noted.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a must when you travel abroad. Therefore before you come to Nepal, please make sure you have your insurance documents with you since our insurance companies cannot insure foreign nationals. Because of the reason that they cover all the expenses if you face some unfortunate happenings and you have to be rescued or medically assisted during the trip or if your belongings are lost or stolen.

Solo Travellers

We have arranged for a single traveler to pay for a single trip only. He has to share the accommodation with other people of same-sex though while he can also join the other groups.

Foods and Accommodations

All meals are provided during the trek while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Generally, traditional Nepalese(daal, Bhat, curry, and pickle), Tibetan, Continental, Indian and other cuisines are available in the local lodges/teahouses. There will also be a welcome and farewell dinner for guests in Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you'll be staying in the best quality standard hotel, on a twin-sharing basis. On trekking, accommodations are simple yet comfortable on-mountain lodges. Toilets and bathrooms need to be shared in some teahouses.
Note: Single room is always available but only on special requests and spending extra bucks.

Health and Fitness Required

No previous experience is required since it's a moderate trek. But you being a healthy person, physically and mentally is very important. It is better if we prepare ourselves a few days/weeks prior to the start of the trek by jogging and running regularly since will be walking a lot of ups and downs in the hills, ridges, villages, and mountains. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions should inform us beforehand.

First Aid Kit/High Altitude Sickness

Nepal Adventure Team strongly suggests that you have your own personal first aid or medical kit. This trip takes you to some high altitudes though not much but the slow walks and regular stops between the walks will help you acclimatize to high altitude saving you from the high altitude sickness called AMS(acute mountain sickness). Gaining altitude without proper consideration of AMS is fatal.

Your Guide and Porter

Since mountain trekking takes you to remote places over high altitudes, the leader should have a piece of significant knowledge in the field so that he can wonderfully and safely lead you there clearing any obstacles on the way. We, Nepal Adventure Team can proudly say that our guides are highly qualified for the role. They are fully trained, experienced, and licensed. They have undergone a whole lot of training to make themselves useful in various situations and to make your journey a smooth and pleasant one.
Our porters are always fully equipped with the gears they need and as per the company policy, they are always insured and completely looked after. They are our backbone. We allow a maximum weight of 25kg to be carried by one porter. We make sure that they are well paid and well treated.

Best Time to Travel

The best time for trekking to the Dhampus Sarangkot Hiking is Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) because the weather is warm and moderate while the view and visibility are the best. The winter is also somehow fine but the monsoon is the less frequented time because of the occasional heavy rain and when the roads might be troublesome.

Equipment and Packing Lists

After booking with Nepal Adventure Team, please pack necessary items as listed:

  1. Travel documents: passport, visa(if you have), travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, passport photo (x 2)
  2. Bank card or credit cards, travelers' cheque, etc
  3. Comfortable boots and runners/sports shoes.
  4. 6-8 pairs of socks woolen/cotton.
  5. Fleece jacket, Down / Duvet Jacket, and Rain / windproof jacket.
  6. Gloves- 2 pairs.
  7. T-shirts 4-6 pcs, shirts(woolen/cotton).
  8. A cap for the day and a woolen hat or Balaclava for evening/morning wear.
  9. Trousers.
  10. Short and tracksuits.
  11. Sleeping bag (4 seasons) with inner liner.
  12. Large and small towels.
  13. Toiletries.
  14. Water bottle.
  15. Sun /snow glass.
  16. Ski / walking poles(optional but useful).
  17. First Aid/medical kit.
  18. Rucksack/backpack.
  19. Duffel Bags(carried by porters or animals).
  20. Torch / Flashlights with spare batteries.
  21. Pen knife/ Swiss knife.
  22. Scarf/mask (for dust and wind).
  23. Personal hygiene stuff.
  24. Any other extras you feel are necessary like binocular, cameras, books, journals, and more.

Precautionary Note:

Trekking has been long established in Nepal, so the itineraries are modified and moderated in such a way that you can take it easy and slow. DO NOT RUSH AND ENJOY. There is plenty of time and the guide will keep track of you all the time. It might be a bit harder or a bit colder but you will get used to it.

Additional Money

Every traveler is different and they spend their own way. Some spend on food and drinks while others on souvenirs. Either way, consider your own spending habits and also tipping, emergency fund ($200), etc before you pack up and leave.

Trip Specific Safety

Your guide is always there for your safety concerns and looking after your valuables. But you have to be equally careful. Carry some sort of wallet or belt for your important documents and money. The hotels have a safety deposit box where the lock is recommended before passing the luggage.

A Couple of Rules

Possession or use of any illegal drugs is totally intolerable. It is because of the law that respects the local people and their culture. The group will be expelled in such a case.

Responsible Tourism

Nepal Adventure Team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local people and the surrounding environment. Our clients too have an important role to

  • Respect the local laws, custom, and their beliefs
  • Always ask for permission before doing something in the local or consult to the leader
  • Keep the area the same as you found it as, wherever you go and dispose of rubbish
  • Support local skills to encourage positive sides of tourism.

Feedback and Reviews

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Additional Information

For all the additional information, go to Contact Us by message, and call Mr. Jeevan Thapa Magar +977 9851234322 (Viber/WhatsApp)