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Dhampus Sarangkot Hiking

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Price starting from

$519 USD 250

per person


3 days

Max. Elevation


Group size

2+ Above

private Vehicle as per itinerary
Best Season
Throughout the year
Standard guesthouse during the hiking
Three meals such a day (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner and tea/coffee) during the hiking
Starts at
Ends at
Trip Route
Dhampus-Phedi-Australian camp-Sarangkot


  • The most popular northern part of Nepal.
  • Short and adventurous hikes around Pokhara valley.
  • Greenery view of the countryside.
  • Splendid Pokhara city with Phewa lake.
  • Magnificent Annapurna mountain range view.
  • Sunrise & Sunset view from Sarangkot.


Dhampus Sarangkot hiking takes you to interesting  Himalayas viewpoints in Dhampus, Sarangkot, and Naudanda as you know Mt. Fishtail (6993 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m), Mt. Lamjung Himal, Mt. Manaslu (8163 m) with Pokhara valley. Sarangkot translates old fort as being a prominent viewpoint for sunrise, close-up views of these snow-clad peaks, Pokhara valley, and green hills. Dhampus is not only a Mountain Viewpoint but also a small, ethnic Gurung village.

A hike to Dhampus will give an opportunity to watch the daily lives of these villagers from mulching the buffaloes to their daily work on the farms. The journey to Dhampus village, one of the delights in Nepal, begins from Phedi village, a nearly 30-minute drive from the attractive lakeside of Pokhara valley.

When we come out of the jungle to reach Dhampus, we will be able to wonder at the outstanding view of the enormous Mt. Machhapuchhre. Commonly known as Fishtail Mountain (6991m) its peak resemble the figure of a fish’s trail.

Dhampus Sarangkot hiking known as Sarangkot Hiking, is a rather short course than others, offering an opportunity to observe the fascinating culture and customs of Nepal’s western mid-hill communities. Inhabitance by the friendly Gurung and Magar community, Dhampus is a beautiful village with some slate-roofed houses, a paved courtyard, Buddhist monastery.

The trip will remain ideal for those wishing to experience Nepal’s mountain scenery and ethnic culture within a short time. Enchanting views of Pokhara Valley and the Phewa Lake can see from the Sarangkot viewpoint.

Dhampus Sarangkot Trekking could be done either by Pokhara to Sarangkot or by Dhampus village to Sarangkot. Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is a highly recommended short trek that can be arranged for whole years.

It would be our great pleasure to make your holidays more relaxable and comfortable as you wish through our life-experienced staff. We "hiker Himalaya treks'' arrange Sarangkot Sunrise Hike according to your holiday phase and interest. We are hearing from your heartily welcome to join us.

Important Note

  • The cost will be valued by Your standard of hotels, service, group size, and other extra activities. Please kindly let us know.
  • If you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip, your itinerary, or your suitability for other trips, please contact us.

Trip Itinerary



Dhampus is situated in the west north of Pokhara. We will go by private van from the hotel to Phedi and we will walk to Dhampus. Dhampus showcases the Himalayas range accompanied by the local culture, Gurung community, and tradition. The trail is decorated with rhododendron flowers.

From Dhampus you can see Annapurna, Machhapuchre (known as fish tale), two different mountains above eight thousand Annapurna 1, Dhaulagiri, and many other peaks of the Himalayas.

After lunch at Dhampus, you can walk sightseeing to the Australian camp see the beautiful sunset, and back to the hotel.



After breakfast at Dhampus, you will walk to Sarang Kot. Additionally, Sarangkot allows a bird's eye view of the mountain range, Pokhara valley, and Phewa Lake. It is mostly popular for watching the sunrise.

Besides, Pokhara is a combination of culture, tradition, modernization, and natural beauty.

You can just relax peacefully by the lake and observe high green hills and snow-capped mountains or you can go through the cities and enjoy yourself with tourists and locals. 

Sarangkot is one of the most popular spots where tourists from all over the world nationally and internationally come paragliding. It also offers a vibrant nightlife.



Early in the morning, you will have a magnificent view of the sunrise, Manaslu, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchre ranges view, breakfast at the hotel, and you will walk to Pokhara or you take a cable car down to Pokhara.

It is a hilly area so you will walk down to the town by watching the amazing Phewa lake, the flying paragliding view, and the city along the way back to Pokhara.


  • Pick up and drop service from hotels.
  • Accommodation in Standard guest house/ Lodge in twin sharing bed.
  • All the meals during the trip (2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinner, and a cup of tea).
  • Transportation in a comfortable private vehicle(s).
  • All local permits and entrance fees.
  • English speaking, trained, and experienced local tour guide.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • Alcoholic drinks.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section. 
  • Accommodations and meals in Pokhara.
  • Extra Personal expenses (laundry/phone recharge/ snacks/drinks/bar bills/tissue paper/internet).
  • Personal equipment.
  • Gratitude and tips for the guide.


    • Seasonal fresh fruits during the hiking.
    • Hiking Pools (to be returned after completion of the trip).
    • Adventure certificate of achievement.

Frequently Asked Questions

An enjoyable pleasant walk on the gradual path with short uphill and downhill into the forest with stunning views of Annapurna Himalaya, all the way to Sarangkot.

All along the walk, enjoy the spectacular panorama of snow peaks of Annapurna and Manaslu with majestic Machhapuchare Himal the Fish-Tail peak. Besides, scenic views of landscapes and high peaks the local culture of Gurung villagers is equally interesting throughout the hiking.

Both areas of Dhampus and Sarangkot are very popular for a short hike or for long trekking of a week around high ridges of Annapurna Himalaya. Beyond Dhampus and Sarangkot, due to its easy accessibility and short route from Pokhara city.

Certainly where all types of people and age groups can join on these marvelous walks, as this hike does not involve high altitudes. Where trail leads on pleasant exciting country trail facing short climb and much downhill all the way on this scenic hike.

About 2 nights and 3 days walk, where the drive from Pokhara takes you Dhampus Phedi and the climb for few hours to Dhampus village, and then following a ridge with a short climb to Australian Camp, which takes 3-4 hours with a short drive to Phedi. After Dhampus an easy uphill walks into a lovely forest with views of Annapurna Himalaya all the way to Australian Camp.

A perfect country walk for a few days, a pleasant scenic hike with the climb, in the beginning, the rest of the walk after Australian Camp is more downhill. Short gradual climb on route to Sarankot. It is worth hiking for closer views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu Himalaya range, and to witness hill villages and immense traditional farm life and culture.

All around the year except the monsoon wet season from mid-June to August, the rest of the seasons is fine with clear weather for an excellent view of mountains and pleasant walks.

Australian Camp the original and local name is Thulo Kharka, a cattle grazing pasture field. In the early days around the 1980s, a large group of mountaineering expeditions for Annapurna happen to camp on this spot. Hence the name was tagged as Australian Camp. Sarangkot is famous for stunning sunrise views over the array of Himalayan peaks, as well famous for adventure sports like Paragliding and Zip Flyer, where a walk leads downhill to Phewa lake to end the trek. 

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