Dhampus village trek is one of the easiest and short treks to the small village inhabited mostly by the Gurung community, 23 km north-west of Pokhara at an altitude of 16550 meter/5413 ft. Dhampus Day Hiking offers the fascinating views of mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Macchapuchrey and sunrise and sunset from the Himalayas. From this trek, we can explore the daily living styles of countryside people including their culture and religious beliefs.
Dhampus hiking is the short yet thriving hike for a few days. This hike offers a stunning view of the north side of Mt. Annapurna and Fishtail Ranges. This hike can be lot enjoyed because of the friendly & diverse villagers whom we can meet on the way, during the hike. Sunrise and Sunset is another attraction for this trek, making it pretty rewarding for short hike. We can get to know the day to day life of the villagers and watch them milking buffalos.
Around 4-5 hours of drive to Pokhara enjoying the scenery on the way. We reach the paradise city Pokhara. This city is enchanting with the altitude of 827m in the base of Mt. Fishtail. From caves, lakes and gorges to viewpoints, Pokhara city is the main hub for adventure.
After 30 minute of drive to Pokhara Phedi from Pokhara we are ready to start our hiking. Following the beautiful farmland as we ascend to Dhampus village, there we get to see stunning views of Mount Machhapuchre. Overnight stay is at Dhampus
To halt the Hiking, we descend to Pokhara and either by bus or by flight we head toward Kathmandu, again getting second opportunity to enjoy the lusty sceneries.
1. How difficult is the hike to Dhampus Hill and how can we prepare?
style=”padding-left: 30px;”>Hike to Dhampus is an easy trek as compared to others. And our company also provides well-skilled guides and potters to help you during the trek. People with weak ankles, lungs, hearts problems may suffer more difficulty on trekking. Well preparation is needed for every trek.
2. What about safety measurements and altitude sickness do the guides and porters have their insurance in Dhampus hiking?
Worrying about safety measurements? Our guides having long experience are much professional for handling such issues with various means of safety measurements. For common health issues like a headache, common cold, diarrhea, vomiting, we provide you first aid medicines. In case of being sick in the mountain, Sunrise Adventure Trek will make proper arrangements rescue by helicopter, for this, you should have better travel insurance. If our guide and porters may suffer from sickness, they have also traveled and medical insurance and we will also rescue by helicopter.
3. What about guide & porter, do they have well training?
Guides and potters provided to our guests had complete accomplishment of several trainings required for their professions by the Ministry of Nepal Tourism. Having well experience in tourism sector as a guide or potter, make easy to explain all the information required for hiking and can create very familiar environment to the guests.
4. What about communication system during hiking?
As all the porters and guides are well certified by the Ministry of Nepal tourism they can easily understand and speak English languages during the trek. On the other hand, we can also provide you guides and potters according to your own understanding languages.
5. Do I need to give tips to guide and potter and if how much?
style=”padding-left: 30px;”>It’s difficult to mention about tipping which is up to your happiness, but guides and potters do expect the tips at the end of the trip. However, normally people can give minimum 10% of their total payment to the guide and porter.
6. What kind of food, drinking water and accommodation do we have on Dhampus hiking?
Hike to Dhampus with Sunrise Adventure Trek includes trekking lodges or guest houses as accommodation with twin bed sharing room, if you are in a group and if you are solo traveler, you have private room. Regarding meals, we will have some options to choose like: continental foods, Italian, Indian and Chinese cuisine etc. For drinking water, you can buy the mineral bottles or safe drinking water from hotel either you can bring water tablets.
7. How many hours should I walk per day and what happened if I am a slow walker in the group?
Normally, we have to walk around 4 to 5 hours per day, if you are slow in walk the team leader will professionally manage to you walking with our assistance guide and potter.