Activity: Eco/Cultural Trek
Annapurna Dhampus Trek (1650m) is situated to the north of Pokhara valley with stunning views of golden rice terraces from the farmer. Trekking to this village offers wonderful sights of mountains, nature landscape, and internal silence. The place also serves as one of the main entry points to Annapurna Base camp and to other trekking trails of Annapurna Region.
The journey to Dhampus village, one of the paradises of Nepal, begins from Phedi village, nearly a 45 minutes drive from the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara. From here one trek alongside beautiful views of golden rice terraces the vast expanse of the Annapurna Mountain range. This 2.5-hour climb to Dhampus continues through magnificent rhododendron forest nesting various species of birds to the village of Chandrakot, inhabited by the warm-hearted and hospitable Gurung People. In terms of climbing technicalities, it is an easy mountain to ascend. The overwhelming altitude differences between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges make Dhampus Peak a very vantage spot to observe the mountains with Tukuche Peak (6920 m.) and Dhaulagiri (8167 m.) spectacularly close to you. When you emerge from the forest and reach Dhampus, you will be able to marvel at the exceptional view of the massive Mt. Machhapuchhre. Popularly known as Fishtail mountain (6900m) for its peak resembling the shape of a fish’s tail. From Dhampus one can also grab an exceptional view of Pokhara and the scenery gets even better as the sun goes down.
Itinerary [for Lodge Trek]
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport, transfer to hotel
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (850meters). 6-7 hours.
Day 03: Drive to Phedi and trek to Dhampus 4 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Australian Camp (2165meters), 3 hrs.
Day 05: Hike to Sarangkot and descend to Pokhara 6 hrs.
Day 06: Drive to Kathmandu (1350meters), 6-7 hours.
Day 07: Departure to your own destination.
Best time for Dhampus Trekking:
Spring (March, April, and May) and Autumn (October, November, and December) are the best times to visit Dhampus village. During these seasons the weather is pleasant and amazing to witness the blue sky, panoramic views of the mountains, gorgeous nature, and for short hiking around the village.
The temperature is unique and favorable for hiking, adventure activities, and sightseeing around the nearby village. Winter (January and February) could be the second-best.
Additional information: Join us on an Annapurna Base Camp Trek in 2022/2023
Customize your trek: The trek can be redesigned based on your requirements. This is just a general itinerary, which can always individually be tailored-made. The trekking package can be redesigned or as per your desire. For more details, Information feel free to Email us at email@example.com/
About Nepal Visa:
All foreign nationals except Indian Nationals are required to arrange a visa in order to enter Nepal. A Nepalese Visa can be obtained either prior to your arrival at a Nepalese embassy abroad or on arrival time in Kathmandu at the airport. But nationals from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Liberia cannot secure the Nepalese Visa upon arrival. The Visa can be also taken at entry points at Nepalese borders. For Nepalese Visa, it requires your passport with at least six months validity, a recent digital photo (size: 1.5″ x 1.5″), and the following fees either in USD dollars cash or the equivalent local currency.
Multiple entries 15 days USD 30 or equivalent Nepalese currency
Multiple entries 30 days USD 50 or equivalent Nepalese currency
Multiple entries 90 days USD 125 or equivalent Nepalese currency
We strongly advise you to take travel insurance before joining a tour which should cover medical expenses, hospitalization, helicopter evacuation from high-altitude places in case of an accident or medical emergency. Coverage Your insurance should have up to the elevation of 5100 meters. It would be advantageous for you also to choose an insurance policy that also covers lost or stolen baggage. We would request you to bring your insurance documents when you come to Nepal.
In Dhampus Trekking, there is an available Lodge along the trail. Lodges typically offer a room with a wooden bed with a simple mattress or foam pad, a cotton pillow, and a blanket or quilt. All have electric lights with a spacious dining room lounge. We will accommodate you and your group in the local lodge available each day. We send a porter ahead of us to book the required rooms for you (here rooms cannot be booked in advance).
In the case of Kathmandu, we offer you a tourist standard hotel under 3-star categories unless it is mentioned otherwise or clients have a special choice. You will get different options for accommodations ranging from basic to standard. Different other facilities such as hot showers, Wi-Fi, charging facilities, you may find the western toilet or the Asian ‘squat’ type toilets. etc.
Trekking Guide & Team:
The trekking team who will go with you is the most significant thing that makes your Dhampus Trekking successful, enjoyable, and memorable. We would provide you with skilled, experienced or professional, courteous, knowledgeable, and helpful trekking guides and porters. The trekking guide leads you on the trail and briefs you all about this route and porters carry your luggage.
All trekking guides are carefully selected in terms of their appropriate experience, leadership skills, mountain expedition, and their knowledge about local culture, ecosystem, geography, flora and fauna, and history. With the aim of sustaining local communities, we only employ local people as trekking guides and porters.
All our trekking guides are certified by Nepal Government, Ministry of Tourism. Trekking Guide is one of Nepal’s better-known operators of adventure and exciting travel, having more than 15 years of experience in the tourism field. We manage the trekking team in such a way that one trekking guide in each group and porters like one porter for two trekkers.
Food & Drinks:
In Dhampus Trekking, it’s commonly available for Authentic Nepali meals: Dal Bhat (rice with lentil soup and seasonal vegetables) eggs, French fries, porridge, Granola, Cornflakes, and muesli.
Besides the national dish, one can find various options such as noodles, spaghetti, dumplings, soups, salad, pizza, pasta, fries, and many more. Along with that, roti’s and varieties of curries are available for lunch. Overall, most Nepalese cuisines are potato dishes, noodle dishes, soup dishes, rice dishes, bread dishes, Dhal Bhat meals, and egg/porridge dishes.
Tea and hot lemon are traditionally the main drinks on the trail though coffee is found everywhere. Bottled soft drinks, bottled water, and even beer are common along the route but the price of each bottle rises each day when you move upward.
Climate & Weather of Nepal:
Climatic conditions of Nepal vary from one place to another in accordance with geographical features. In the northern summers are cool and winters severe, while in the south, summers are tropical and winters are mild. Nepal has five major seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, and winter.
Traveling in and through Nepal is not subject to seasonal constraints. Even in December and January, when winter is at its worst, bright sun and beautiful views compensate for the cold. Like most trekking fields in Nepal, spring and autumn are the best time to visit. Spring is the time for rhododendrons, while after the monsoon in October and November the clearest skies are discovered. For more details of climate and weather just click here
Side Trips/ Trip Extensions:
After This Amazing Trekking; if you are interested in other activities like you can join in various side Trips in Nepal like a cultural tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Jungle Safari in National Park, White Water Rafting in Himalayan Rivers, Adventure activities like Bungee Jumping, Paragliding, Mountain flight or mountain bike, etc. Or You can also extend your trip to neighboring Himalayan Countries: Bhutan, Tibet, Sikkim, Darjeeling, Ladak which seems more appealing to you.
At your request, we will give you the details of the side trips we can Make organize trips according to your desire.