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.
- An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trekking Guide
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
- Airport pickups and drops ina private vehicle
- All necessary paper
- A comprehensive medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
- Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
- All government and local taxes
- All ground transportation
- 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
- Teahouse accommodation during the hiking
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the Hiking
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- All government and local taxes
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- Personal expenses, Personal equipments
- All kind of beverage including mineral water, hot water and alcoholic drinks
- Travel insuranceNepal visa fee
- International air fare
- Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
- Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.
The main benefits of this trekking is that, you can enjoy really the Himalayan views with sunset and sunrise. And also help to burn some fats and sugars making you healthy along the way. You can also enjoy scenic drive along the way with different villages and variety of ethnicity of people.
We organize hiking to Dhampus for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek/hike leader. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.
Dhampus Hiking is considered a easy trek suitable for anyone. No technical skills or use of crampons are required for this trekking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this and any hiking/trekking.
Trekkers as well as hikers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Sunrise Adventure Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.
Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking/Hiking will be arranged at lodges and Standard hotels. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities.
Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during Australian Camp trekking/hiking. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Sherpa food, and Tibetan food to all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian). Unlike other trekking companies, Sunrise Adventure Trek allows trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotel / lodges in the hike to Australian Camp When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.
As Dhampus Hiking is an easy trail, acclimatization is not necessary. But If anyone feels dizzy, suffer palpitation or severe headaches and loss of appetite, he / she will be moved to the lower altitude immediately or arrange the helicopter rescue in the severe case of AMS and the client has to pay for it.
A short list of clothe is enough for this hike. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.
– T – shirts
– Hiking shorts
– Full sleeves shirts
– Long light weight cotton pants
– Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
– Sun hat
– Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal).
– Hiking boots
– Thin, lightweight inner socks.
– Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter )
– Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag )
– Water bottle
– Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries
– Personal medicine box
– Sunglasses with UV protection.
– Books, dairy, pen, walkman and any other game instruments
– Quick drying small towel
– Toothbrush / paste
– Face and body moisturizer
– Sun block for lips
– Tissues / toilet rolls
– Wet wipes
– Feminine hygiene products
– Anti bacterial hands wash
All our trek leaders are well experienced who have knowledge of every corner of Dhampus Hiking. Their in-depth knowledge about culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream of successful trek a enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one.
For Dhampus Hiking, no extra equipments are not necessary. So, porter are not necessary. But to inform you, we are strongly committed to the porters rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.
Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Dhampus are Spring (March – May) and Autumn (mid Sept. – mid Dec. ) if you are looking for nice views of clear mountain. This trek can be done in any month except January and February as it is too much cold.