One of the most popular treks in the Annapurna region, this Dhampus Hill trek offers amazing mountain views and passes through pleasant villages resided by the Ghale and Gurung tribes.
The major attractions of the hike include the exploration of villages, visiting local schools, meeting with locals and witnessing panoramic scenes of the elevated Himalayas like Mt. Machhapuchare (Fishtail), Himchuli and Annapurna South. In addition, you will experience the picturesque drive along the Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers, enjoy the lush views of country side, see Fewa Lake, gaze over the magnificent Annapurna mountain range, witness a spectacular sunrise and sunset, live in the style of the Nepalese countryside and experience the local culture of the Gurung tribe.
Day 1: (L + D)
At 10am, your expert trekking guide will come pick you up at your hotel and drive you to Kathmandu Domestic Terminal for the half hour flight to Pokhara, known as the city of lakes.
At 10:30 am, after half an hour flight to beautiful city Pokhara, your expert trekking guide then assists you at the airport at Pokhara, and you get in a vehicle for the drive to Phedi. On the way you will have lunch.
Then you will hike for 2 hours to the beautiful village known as Dhampus. Dhampus is a popular destination for those seeking nature as well as an interesting cultural prospective. The dinner will be in the lodge and stay overnight here at a local lodge.
Day 2: (B + L + D)
After breakfast, you will have a short hike to another beautiful place called Sarangkot. Sarangkot is the small hilltop which is famous for its breath taking view of sunrise and Annapurna range and Fishtail (Virgin Mountain). From here, you can see a panoramic sweep of Himalayan peaks, from Dhaulagiri (8167m) in the west to the perfect pyramid that is Machhapuchhare (6997m) and the rounded peak of Annapurna II (7937m) in the east. Most people come here at dawn or dusk, when the sun picks out the peaks in brilliant colours. The lunch will be on the way. Enjoy the beautiful scenary and the sunset in the Sarangkot.
The dinner will be in the hotel.You will stay here overnight at a hotel.
Day 3: (B)
Have an early morning wake up call for a view of sunrise over the snow capped mountains. After that, have breakfast and then drive back to Pokhara Domestic Airport for your half hour flight back to Kathmandu. From Kathmandu Domestic Terminal, you will be picked up and driven back to your hotel.