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Dhampus Village Trek: Scenic Escape in 2 Days  

Embark on a 2 Days Dhampus Village Trek with Pokhara Backpackers Hostel. Dhampus village, located at an altitude of 1650 meters, is nestled to the north of the Pokhara Valley in Nepal. It offers breathtaking vistas of golden rice terraces and majestic mountains. Embarking on a hike to this village presents a captivating display of mountains, nature, landscapes, and awe-inspiring scenery. Dhampus village is also a seasonal haven for a diverse array of migratory birds, making it a popular spot for bird-watching.

The Gurungs, an indigenous community, are the inhabitants of Dhampus village. Many tourists choose to stay here as a resting point while trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Tourism serves as the primary source of income for the villagers, as the movement of people sustains their livelihood. Dhampus hiking is particularly suitable for short holidays and for those in Pokhara seeking an overnight hiking experience close to the bustling city. The hike to Dhampus offers one of the finest viewpoints in Nepal, showcasing the splendor of the Annapurna region. As the sun sets, the landscape transforms, and the view from Dhampus becomes even more captivating, including a stunning vista of Pokhara.

Journeying to Dhampus village is one of the most rewarding activities to partake in while visiting Pokhara, Nepal. The hiking adventure commences from the village of Phedi, approximately a 30-minute drive from the charming lakeside of Pokhara Valley. As you ascend higher, you are treated to breathtaking panoramic views and mesmerizing scenery. Upon leaving the lush greenery of the jungle behind, a short hike brings you to Dhampus, where you can marvel at the imposing Mt. Machhapuchhare and the Annapurna Himalayan Range. Mt. Machhapuchhare, also known as the fishtail mountain, stands tall at 6991 meters and bears a resemblance to a fish’s tail.

Dhampus village is truly picturesque and offers a serene Himalayan ambiance. It is an ideal place for an overnight hiking experience combined with a village tour, culminating in the best version of a sunrise in the morning. Sarangkot is also well-known for its paragliding activity, offering an exhilarating experience where you can soar like a bird while immersing yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the valley. This hike offers an extraordinary landscape enveloping the Himalayan range, providing a captivating taste of hiking in Nepal.

To gain a deeper understanding of the place, immerse yourself in local experiences. Stay in the available homestays and savor the local cuisine, as this will provide valuable insights into the village lifestyle of Nepal.

Despite attracting a considerable number of tourists each year, Dhampus village remains unaffected by human interference, retaining its enchanting charm. Thus, Dhampus village stands as the ultimate hiking destination in the vicinity of the Pokhara Valley.

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  • Private car transportation from Pokhara to Kande and public jeep transportation from Siding or Lwang back to Pokhara.
  • Accommodation and meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Trekking permit.
  • English-speaking trekking guide and a porter 
  • Use of a fingertip pulse oximeter to monitor oxygen levels and pulse.
  • A complimentary Pokhara Backpackers Trip T-shirt.
  • Food, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, and equipment for the guide and porter.
  • A first aid kit for emergencies.
  • 13% government value-added tax and official expenses.
  • International airfare and visa fees.
  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (can be arranged upon request).
  • Transportation between Kathmandu and Pokhara (can be arranged upon request via tourist bus, private car, or flight).
  • All drinks including soft drinks, hot drinks, alcoholic beverages, and drinking water.
  • Travel insurance, which should include emergency rescue coverage.
  • Your own trekking gear.
  • Tips for your guide and porters, etc.

Tour Plan

  • Begin the 2-day Dhampus Village Trek by starting early in the morning from Pokhara.
  • Drive to Phedi village, a scenic 30-minute journey from Pokhara.
  • From Phedi, start the uphill hike towards Dhampus village, taking in the beautiful views of the surrounding landscapes and mountains.
  • As you hike higher, pause to appreciate the panoramic vistas and immerse yourself in the lush greenery of the jungle.
  • Arrive in Dhampus village in the afternoon and check into a comfortable homestay, where you can experience the warm hospitality of the locals.
  • Enjoy a traditional Nepali lunch at a local eatery, savoring the flavors of the region.
  • Take a leisurely village tour, interacting with the Gurung community and learning about their rich cultural heritage.
  • From Dhampus village you can see Mt. Machhapuchhare, also known as fishtail mountain, with its impressive height of 6991 meters.
  • In the evening, witness the captivating sunset from Dhampus, as the golden hues paint the landscape in a breathtaking display.
  • Spend the night in Dhampus village, enjoying the peaceful Himalayan ambiance.
  • Wake up early to catch the mesmerizing sunrise over the mountains from Dhampus village.
  • Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the homestay, energizing yourself for the day ahead.
  • Begin the descent from Dhampus village, trekking back towards Phedi.
  • Take your time to absorb the scenic beauty and capture any missed photo opportunities.
  • Arrive in Phedi and bid farewell to the enchanting Dhampus village.
  • From Phedi, drive back to Pokhara, reflecting on the incredible experiences and memories created during the Dhampus Village Trek.
  • Arrive in Pokhara in the afternoon, concluding the 2-day trek with a sense of fulfillment and a deeper connection to the natural wonders of Nepal.

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