Day 01: Drive to Hyangja from Pokhara and Trek to Dhampus [1,550 m] - (L/D): Our Dhampus trekking begins from Pokhara with a drive towards Hyangja. From Melbot we begin to trek into the forests in a wide trail. From the very beginning of the trek we have frequent views of the Annapurna Himalayan Range. The trek then take left leaving the wide road and into the narrow uphill path. We then appear at the ridge from where we trek further ahead to Astham where we will have our lunch. We then descend a bit to join the wide trail once again. We then enter a magar village leaving the main trail behind for a while. We finally reach Dhampus passing a local school on our way. Overnight in Tea House.
Day 02: Trek to Sarangkot [1,540 m] - (B/L/D): We wake early to catch sunrise over the entire Annapurna Range. However, one of the best sunrise view point still awaits us in Sarangkot. We begin our day after breakfast. The first part of the trail is gradual walk on the same trail we used yesterday. After 10 minutes of walking we change our trail towards Sarangkot taking a right followed by a descend to Ghatte Khola. After crossing the river on a suspension bridge we begin to ascend towards Naudanda. From Naudanda we enter the Naudanda - Sarangkot hiking trail that continuously goes on the top of the hill will wonderful views. We get of the hill on the place called Kaskikot for lunch. After lunch continue towards Sarangkot. Overnight in Tea House.
Day 03: Trek to Pokhara [970 m] (B): We take a short hike in the morning up to the view point to witness one of the best Himalayan sunrise with the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan Range. After spending sometime at the view point we return back to tea house for breakfast. After breakfast we begin to hike towards Pokhara city. The trail today is mostly downhill which joins the main roads of Pokhara near lakeside. Finally, our Dhampus Trek comes to an end.
Dhampus - Sarangkot trek is a short and trouble free trekking route that offers the travellers with excellent panoramic view of Annapurna Himalayan Range including the mighty Annapurna I (8,091m), Machhapuchre / Fishtail (6,993m), Annapurna II (7,930m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), LamjungHimal (6,983m), Annapurna South (7,219m) and many other dazzling white mountains. The beautiful village of Dhampus is mostly inhabited by the Gurung community and is also one of the gateway for the Annapurna Base Camp trek and Mardi Himal Trek. This short trek also offers breathtaking sunrise view from Sarangkot which is one of the top 5 place to witness sunrise when in Nepal.
The Dhampus Sarangkot trekking trail begins from Hyangja. The trail passes through diversedlandscapesand terraced fields to Dhampus where we will spend a night. Dhampus is a village mostly inhabited by Gurung people that offers magnificient view of the Annapurna Himalaya Range and Machhapuchare. The next day we trek towards Sarangkot crossing a bridge over GhatteKhola River. After your lunch at Kaskikot we climb up hill and enter the Kaskikot- Sarangkot hiking trail which offers magnificient view of Pokhara city and Phewa Lake with many paragliders flying above us. We witness the glorious sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range the next morning and start a downhill trek to Lakeside, Pokhara. There is also an option of paragliding down to Lakeside if you are interested.