Sarangkot and Dhampus trek is a truly divine walk on the foothills of the lower Annapurna region. In just 6 days, you’ll trek through a rural landscape of dense jungle and terraced rice fields to the typical villages of Dhampus, Sarangkot Hill, Astam, and Australian Camp. All these beautiful hamlets are famous as hill stations offering panoramic mountain vistas. And these charming villages lie close to the outskirts of Pokhara city and have their own rustic charm and natural beauty.
This easy and short 6 days trek begins with a short flight to the city of Lakes, Pokhara. Taking a short drive to Milan Chowk, you'll start your Sarangkot and Dhampus trekking journey to Astam village. From here, traversing through pristine Dhampus village, you'll get to Australian Camp. Gurung people are inhabitants of Dhampus village. The village of Dhampus offers a stunning glimpse into the local way of life and gives you an excellent opportunity to experience their unique culture and cuisine.
You'll enjoy the best sunrise and sunset views over the glorious snow-capped peaks from the Australian Camp. Afterward, continuing your trek, you'll reach Sarangkot village, which hosts the famous vantage point of Sarangkot Hill. From this hill, you'll enjoy the breathtaking sunrise views of the mountain range of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, etc. After enjoying the picturesque scenery of green hills, mountains, Phewa lake, and Pokhara valley from Sarangkot Hill, you'll trek back to Pokhara, where you'll fly back to Kathmandu. Later with the final flight to your home country, Sarangkot and Dhampus Trek ends.
The trip's price depends on the type of services chosen by our clients and the group size. The cost of each trip we organize is different because we see travelers as individuals having their own particular needs and preferences.
Get ready for an incredible journey tailored to your interests and preferences, whether you're looking for a budget-friendly adventure or a luxurious getaway. Leave the planning to us as we take care of all the details, ensuring your dream trip becomes a reality. You can relax and focus on creating unforgettable memories that will stay with you forever.
|Day 1||Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) - Transfer to Hotel and Trek Preparation|
|Day 2||Fly to Pokhara (800m/2,624ft), Drive to Milan Chowk, and Trek to Astam (1,600m/5,249ft) - 3 to 4 hours trek|
|Day 3||Trek to Australian Base Camp via Dhampus village (2,060m/6,758ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek|
|Day 4||Trek to Sarangkot (1,600m/5,249ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek|
|Day 5||Trek to Pokhara and Fly Back to Kathmandu - 2 to 3 hours trek and 25 minutes flight|
|Day 6||Final Departure|
Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, a representative from Third Rock Adventures will welcome you. He will help you with the airport formalities, and then you'll drive to the hotel. Once you reach the hotel, you can freshen up and visit our main office to attend the brief trip meeting. You can explore nearby places and understand Nepalese culture in the evening. Later get back to the hotel and prepare for the Sarangkot and Dhampus trek.
Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Early morning you'll move towards the domestic terminal of the international airport to catch the flight to Pokhara. It is a short but very scenic flight where you can see the astonishing views of snow-capped mountains, the bustling capital city of Kathmandu, and Pokhara city, surrounded beautifully by green hills and lakes.
Once you arrive at Pokhara, you'll take a short ride to Milan Chowk, where you'll begin your Sarangkot and Dhampus trek. Starting your hike on the forest trail, you'll gradually move forward to Astam village. It is an eco-friendly village famous for its pleasant homestays. You can interact with locals, enjoy the foods made of home-grown ingredients, learn about their daily lifestyles and be part of the rural Nepalese village life.
Overnight stay in Astam.
Set out early in the morning. The walk to Australian Base Camp via Dhampus village is exhilarating. En route, you'll get the captivating mountain scenery, lush green hills, and beautiful landscapes. The main highlight of today's trek is hiking through the wonderful village of Dhampus. You can explore the ethnic Gurung village and enjoy the warm hospitality of the Gurung people. Apart from this, you can also enjoy the stunning panorama of the Annapurna range. After a few hours of uphill walking, you'll reach Australian Camp.
Overnight stay in Australian Camp.
Wake up with the alluring sunrise view over the snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, etc. Leaving behind the serene Australian Camp, you'll head towards Sarangkot. The scenic trail pass through dense forests and pastures where you find a significant number of colorful Rhododendrons, which will bloom during spring in March and April.
Firstly, you'll descend for a while, and then the trail leading up will take you to Naudanda. Rest for a moment and behold the beautiful landscapes with green hills and mountain views. Later after a few hours of flat downhill walk, you'll reach Sarangkot. You'll get a picturesque setting of green hills, Phewa Lake, World Peace Stupa, and snowy Machhapuchhre peaks.
Overnight stay in Sarangkot.
Early in the morning, you'll hike to Sarangkot Hill, famous for its sunrise view and paragliding. You'll relish the majestic sunrise view with the background of mighty peaks. Later after taking some lovely pictures, you'll walk down to Pokhara via Phewa Lake or Bindbasani Temple. Then you'll catch a flight back to Kathmandu. Once you arrive in the capital city, you can either rest or explore nearby places.
Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Today you'll bid farewell to us and our beautiful Himalayan country and head towards the Kathmandu International airport. A representative from Third Rock Adventures will drop you at the airport 3 hours prior your departure flight.
However, there are endless options for trekking and tour packages if you want to extend your trip with us. So, for tailoring a suitable itinerary of trek or tour, please Call/WhatsApp +9779851055684.