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The 1 night 2 days Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is a short and easy trek to the lower part of the Annapurna Region near Pokhara City, suitable for people of all ages. This trek provides an opportunity to witness the stunning Himalayan panorama, including the majestic Machhapuchhre, Annapurna I, and Dhaulagiri, along with the lush green hills. The Dhampus village, the largest Gurung village in the region, serves as the gateway to the Annapurna Base Camp trek and the Mardi Himal trek, and is known for its traditional Gurung culture. From the hill station of Dhampus, one can witness both sunrise and sunset within the majestic Himalayas in the north.
The trek passes through picturesque middle hill villages of different ethnicities and is considered one of the most scenic and easiest short treks in the area. As you walk up the trail, you will have the opportunity to explore the local culture and customs, and experience the hospitality of the Gurung people. The highlight of the trek is the panoramic views of the Himalayas from Dhampus, particularly rewarding in the morning.
This trek is full of cultural variety and natural diversity, making it an unforgettable experience.
The best season to go trekking in the Dhampus region is during autumn, winter and spring, which is also known as the four-season trek in Nepal. This trek is moderately difficult, with an average 8 hours of walk. Private transportation is provided before and after the trek for your convenience.
Hiking Bees is a professional Nepalese trekking company with a team of professional guides, who efficiently run a variety of treks and vacations. Locals from the region where you will be hiking serve as our guides and carriers. They are knowledgeable in hike routes and schedules and have received extensive training. Dhampus Sarangkot Trekking is unquestionably a fantastic, ideal location for trekkers. We also suggest other alternatives if you're searching for other variations of this trek.
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Day 1 : Drive from Pokhara to Sarangkot (1565 m) and hike to Australian Camp (2,055m)
On the first day, trekkers will start their journey by driving from Pokhara to Sarangkot early in the morning. The drive to Sarangkot takes about 40 minutes, and it is essential to arrive there before sunrise to witness the stunning morning view of the mountains.
The top of Sarangkot hill is at an altitude of 1565m, and trekkers can enjoy their breakfast while relishing the sunrise and morning view of the mountains. After breakfast, the trek starts from Sarangkot Hill to the Australian camp. The path from Sarangkot to Kande is a regular straight path. However, the path from Kande to the Australian camp is an uphill trek through magnificent rural villages and dense forests, providing a continuous view of the Himalayan Mountains.
The Australian Camp is located at an altitude of 2055m, where trekkers can relax and have some food. In the evening, the sunset view from the Australian Camp is quite extraordinary, and trekkers can enjoy their dinner before spending the night in a hotel or an outdoor tent.
Day 2 : Hike from Australian Base Camp to Dhampus (1694 m) and back to Pokhara (820 m)
On the second day, trekkers will wake up to another beautiful sunrise at the Australian Camp. After breakfast and enjoying the beautiful view, they will hike towards the village of Dhampus, which is about a 1.5-hour hike. Along the way, they will be greeted with splendid scenery of villages, vegetation, and mountains. Dhampus village is situated at an altitude of 1694m.
After reaching Dhampus, trekkers can take a rest and relax for a while before starting the downhill trek for about 1 hour until they reach Phedi. From there, they will get on their private bus back to Pokhara, which takes about half an hour.
Overall, the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is an excellent opportunity for trekkers to enjoy stunning views of the Himalayan Mountains and experience rural Nepali culture and tradition within a short amount of time.
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