Dhampus Sarangkot Trek - 1 Night 2 Days

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  • Duration 2 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Trip Start and End Pokhara to Pokhara
  • Best Season Throughout the year
  • Trip Area Annapurna Region


  • Enjoy a sunrise hike at Sarangkot Hill station, situated at an elevation of 1592 meters.
  • Embark on a short trek of 2 days through the picturesque village of Dhampus and the charming Sarangkot.
  • Engage in the local culture and behold the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the area.
  • Discover the finest viewpoints in proximity to Pokhara for unparalleled vistas.

Nepal stands out as one of the top trekking destinations globally, drawing millions of adventurers to this serene Himalayan haven to witness and immerse themselves in its breathtaking splendor. Nepal offers a diverse range of trekking options, making it accessible to travelers of all ages and abilities who come here to explore the magnificent Himalayan foothills. While exploring the Himalayas in Nepal, typically takes a week or more, there are shorter trips that can be easily undertaken. Among these, the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek stands out, offering travelers a chance to savor the grandeur of the Annapurna Himalayas while immersing themselves in the local culture and traditions. 

Hiking Nirvana: Dhampus to Sarangkot Trek in Nepal

The Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is a short and accessible trek, known for the vistas of iconic peaks like Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, and the Dhaulagiri range. Along the route, you will be treated to stunning views of verdant hills, picturesque rice terraces, and a captivating outlook over the Pokhara Valley. The trek is renowned for its exceptional opportunities to witness breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, with destinations including Dhampus, Australian Camp, and Sarangkot.

Features of Dampus Sarangkot Trek

Scenic Outlooks for Both Sunrise and Sunset Views:

One of the main highlights of this trek is the opportunity to witness breathtaking sunrise and sunset views over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The vantage points at Dhampus and Sarangkot offer some of the most stunning and colorful vistas in Nepal.

Cultural Immersion:

This trek provides a chance to immerse yourself in the culture of the Gurung and Magar communities. You have the opportunity to engage with amiable locals, explore traditional villages, and immerse yourself in their gracious hospitality. It's a great way to learn about the customs, traditions, and daily life of these ethnic groups.

Diverse Terrain:

The Dhampus Sarangkot Trek presents a variety of landscapes, such as vibrant forests, terraced fields, and rhododendron forests (if you visit during the spring). You'll also trek through charming villages, making the journey visually captivating and engaging.

Accessible from Pokhara:

The 2 days Dhampus Sarangkot trek starts and ends in Pokhara, a popular tourist destination in Nepal. Pokhara is easily accessible by road or air from Kathmandu, making it convenient for travelers. This trek can be completed in a relatively short time, making it an excellent option for those with limited time for trekking.

Stunning Mountain Views without High Altitude:

Unlike some of the more challenging treks in the region, the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek doesn't involve high altitudes or the risk of altitude sickness. This makes it accessible to a wider range of trekkers, including beginners and families. Despite the lower elevation, you still get to enjoy remarkable mountain views.


If you are not currently located in Pokhara, the Dhampus Sarangkot hike itinerary will span 4 days. One day will be dedicated to traveling from your current location to Pokhara, and another day will be allocated for the return journey from Pokhara to your starting point. We can arrange road transportation or flights according to your preferences, with additional charges as applicable.

Day to Day Details

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Our journey commences with an early morning drive to Sarangkot, which takes approximately 30 minutes. Getting an early start is essential because our goal is to arrive at our destination prior to sunrise. We will savor the sunrise and the breathtaking morning mountain vistas to the fullest. Sarangkot Hill stands at an elevation of 1600 meters, where we will enjoy a hearty breakfast before embarking on our hike.
The trek from Sarangkot Hill to the Australian Camp will take 6-7 hours of walking. Initially, we'll follow a straightforward path until we reach Kande, from where we ascend towards the Australian Camp, traversing through picturesque rural villages.
The Australian Camp is perched at 2060 meters, providing us with a well-deserved rest after the hike. Additionally, we'll be treated to a remarkable evening sunset, offering an extraordinary spectacle. Following this, we'll enjoy dinner and spend the night in a guest house.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2060m.|6758ft.

We begin our day with the enchanting sight of yet another breathtaking sunrise. As we have our breakfast, we soak in the magnificent view surrounding us. Following this, we embark on a 2-hour hike leading us to the charming village of Dhampus, located at an elevation of 1650 meters.
During our hike, we are treated to spectacular vistas of villages, lush vegetation, and majestic mountains. Upon our arrival in Dhampus, we take a well-deserved break, allowing us to unwind and rejuvenate. Afterward, we begin a 2-hour descent that will ultimately lead us to Phedi. From there, we board our private transport for the 30-minute journey back to Pokhara.

  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • 822m.|2696ft.

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What's Included

  • Guest House Stay at Australian Camp
  • Standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) and tea or coffee while on the treks
  • Experienced English-speaking government-licensed trekking guide 
  • Guide salary, food, equipment, and insurance
  • Private Transportation throughout the trek
  • Complimentary Services: Nepal Nirvana Trails T-shirt & water purification tablet
  • Official expense and government tax and VAT

What's Excluded

  • International flight tickets
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Travel and health Insurance which covers emergency Rescues and evacuations
  • During trekking time personal expenses, snacks, beer coke, juice, water, WI-FI, etc.
  • Accommodation and food in Pokhara 
  • Tips for treks guide (it is appreciated)

Client Reviews

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    ClareUnited KingdomApril 07, 2024

    Peaceful and relaxing rural trek

    The Dhampus trek was easy but interesting, visiting Nepali villages and with spectacular mountain views. It was very peaceful and relaxing. Dipak is a great guide, very helpful and friendly with excellent knowledge of the area and rural life. He also speaks very good English. Nepal Nirvana is a great company who does the best for every individual need.

    Dear Clare, Namaste! 
    Thank you immensely for taking the time to share your wonderful experience of the Dhampus trek with Nepal Nirvana Trails. We are thrilled to hear your kind words about Dipak, our guide. Thank you once again for choosing Nepal Nirvana for your adventure, and we sincerely hope to have the pleasure of assisting you on your next journey in Nepal.
    Best Regards,
    Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.
    WhatsApp: +977 9841380469

  • J
    JulietUnited KingdomOctober 23, 2023

    Great experience

    Nepal Nirvana Trails arranged a 2 day itinerary starting at Sarangkot for the sunrise and ending in Phedi. We were very well looked after by our guide Bhairas. He was extremely caring and very professional. He adapted the trip to our needs, which we were very grateful for. The team at Nepal Nirvana Trails are helpful and attentive and we would absolutely recommend them.
    For information Sarangkot was extremely busy. For a serene sunrise experience we would recommend Dhampus.
    Thank you very much Nepal Nirvana Trails.

    Dear Juliet, Namaste!
    Thank you for sharing an incredible review of your experience of the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek with guide Bhairas. We are always pleased to guide you with better services. Thank you for the recommendations. Good luck with your future endeavors, and see you again for more adventures.
    Best Regards,
    Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.
    WhatsApp: +977 9841380469

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