Pokhara- Dhampus –Sarangkot
Dhampus is a village situated at an elevation of 1750m above sea level, in western Nepal. This village is popular among tourists s it provides an excellent view of most of the snow clad peaks in Nepal. Dhampus is 18 kilometers away from Pokhara. It is a gateway to the Annapurna Base Camp and other Himalayan trekking trails in the Annapurna range. There are plenty of hotels and restaurants in this village.
This would be a 3 days trip. Start early from Pokhara and reach Phedi. Your trek begins at Phedi and after walking for about five hours you will reach Dhampus. This trek gives you a glimpse of the panoramic view of the Himalayan Range. In between your trek you can stop at the village homes and be the guest of honor. You will be mesmerized by the local hospitality and courtesy. These people living far from civilization still treat their guests as God in their abodes and accept you with warm hearts. You will get to know a lot about village life and their hundreds of year old tradition and culture. Watch out for the rich bio-diversity, the flora, and fauna and get lost into the wild. The view here is breath taking, stand and look beyond what you see, in a distance, you will see a few stone houses, sometimes smoke coming out of these houses amidst the wild rhododendron, pines, and orchids. On the second day after breakfast trek from Dhampus to Sarangkot(1720m) via Naudanda, which takes approximately five hours.
Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Phedi (950m.) Begin your trek from Phedi to Dhampus (1650m) which will take approximately four hours.
Day 02: Get the early morning view of Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri Mountain and other peaks glitter in the sunshine fondly called as the golden view.
Day 03:Third day is a little relaxed in terms of walking. In the morning you can walk up hill and see the view of Pokhara city and mountain. Trekking down to Pokhara (827m) will take approximately three hours.
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