Dhampus Trek


  • Great opportunity to visit most beautiful city in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Catch gorgeous sunrises and sunsets while spending nights in Dhampus
  • Magnificient and panoramic mountain views from Dhampus and Sarangkot
  • Walk by lush rhododendron forests and terraces, pretty much low land comparing other trekking area
  • Close interaction with the villagers and observe their daily way of life and tradation
  • Great opportunity to know divercity of culture and their tradition


Dhampus is a sparsely populated village located in Kaski district of Nepal at the altitude of 1650m-5213m. It is inhabited by Gurung and Magar. Dhampus trek is short and classic trek along the Northern portion of Annapurna peak. Dhampus trek offers spectacular scenery of Mt Annapurna and Mt. Machhapuchhere along with excellent countryside experience, spectacular sunrise and sunset.

Moreover, Dhampus is known as the gateway of the Annapurna conservation Region and Annapurna Base camp trek. Dhampus trek starts from Phedi which is one hour drive from Pokhara. Dhampus hill is just 3 hours straight walk from Phedi. Walk passes through forest and small hills. Long range of Himalayan can be observed from the Dhampus hill. It is also considered as one of the easiest and shortest treks suitable for all age groups. This trek is suitable for family with small, elderly people. Dhampus trek is suitable for all season unlike other trek around the peripheral of Annapurna region. Various kinds of flora and fauna can be observed along the route. National flower of Nepal rhododendron forest is one of the eye-catching elements for the viewer on the route of Dhampus Trek.
Dhampus provide great opportunity to watch the daily lives of country side villager and their unique farms with crops that only grows in high altitude. The choice is of trekker whether to stay overnight or climb down on the same day. Home stay is welcomed similarly hotel run by a family and villager is also attractive for accommodation. In spite the country side hotel and lodge provide good local and continental food.

Besides the breathtaking mountain views, Dhampus will  also offer you  an opportunity to experience the peace and beauty of Nepalese countryside, watch the daily lives of the villagers, see them work on the farms and interact with local people. For the short time tour, Dhampus trek is highly recommended. Nepal Pioneer Treks & Expedition is glad to operate this trek for you to make it your lifetime experience.

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Upon on your arrival at the Tribhuban International Airport, one of our staff will be there to warm greeting you with beautiful garland that is our respect and the culture to welcome to the new stranger. After welcoming you our staff will transfer to you to the hotel. After your long journey on a plane, you may get tired, so be fresh and take a bit rest, then our manager will come to meet you to the hotel and talk about the plan of your trip details.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 1300m

Today you are heading to Pokhara. One of the most beautiful city of Nepal and very much touristy place. Our guide will come to pick up you at your hotel, then take you to the tourist bus station. The bus journey about six to seven hours, including breakfast and lunch break. While you are driving on the highway, you will enjoy to the country sites, rivers and the mountains, like as Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and the Annapurna. Once you arrived in Pokhara, our guide drops you to the hotel, then he will talk about the plan for the next day trip. Today you are free, you have dinner on your own wherever you like then stay overnight in Pokhara.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Today our trip start from Dhampus Phedi after half an hour drive by car. It is a gentle and nice walk through little jungle. It is steep in the beginning, you can observe beautiful village and the high way road to Baglung. It takes only three hours walk from Phedi to get to Dhampus on the top of the hill then you can see all the panoramic view of Annapurna range including Annapurna South, Fishtail, Dhampus peak and many more. Stay over night there.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 2100m

Today you should walk early in the morning and observe all the mountain views of all Annapurna mountain and the Fishtail view. After having breakfast, you can start your trek to Sarangkot. The trail you should drop down to the highway road, then catch a bus to Naudanda. Naudanda has also a nice place to enjoy the mountain view, you may stop for lunch. After lunch you can start your walk again passing through beautiful villages. At the end after six hours walk you arrive at Sarangkot. You can enjoy the lake view of Fewa in Pokhara and mountain views as well. You can stay overnight at lodge.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today you can wake up early in the morning to see the sun rise view and mountain views as well. It will take 10 minutes walk from the lodge to reach to the view point. After enjoying the mountain view you should back down to the lodge, have breakfast then walk down to Pokhara and walk through the side of the lake. Once you arrive at lodge then take a car for some sight visit the places like at a museum, Davis Fall, Gupteshwor Cave. After finishing your tour stay overnight in Pokhara.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. It takes about six to Seven hours drive to reach Kathmandu. Once you arrive in Kathmandu, please be fresh then ready for farewell dinner. Our manager will come to pick you up at your hotel, then take you to the Nepalese cultural show restaurant. After having dinner drop to your hotel and stay overnight there.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 1300m

Today is your last day in Nepal. Our driver will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for the final departure. Good luck. Wish you have a nice and safe journey back home.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Four nights accommodation including  Kathmandu and Pokhara with twin sharing at tourist standard hotel (Bed and Breakfast)
  • All Ground and air transportation. Pick Up and Drop.
  • Full board meal 3 times a day (B+L+D) during the trek days including tea & coffee (served in a cup).
  • English speaking trekking guide who has been authorized by the government and necessary number of porters (According to the group size) with their insurance, salary, accommodation, and meals.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu with Cultural show. (Ethnic music and dance)
  • All the necessary official documents, TIMS Permit, Trekking Permit, etc.
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets if necessary.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking Route map.
  • Insurance of Guide and Porters.
  • All required local and government tax
  • Nepal Visa fee and International flight.
  • Meal except for Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea/coffee, snacks, battery re-charge, laundry service, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Tips to guide and porters.
  • Cost raised by flight cancellation, emergency rescue charges, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control.
  • Monument entrance fees.
Additional Information

Dhampus trek best time

The best time Dhampus trek depends on your choice of weather and crowd. The trek can be done year-round, but the weather and conditions can vary significantly depending on the season.

Here is a general overview of the different seasons and what you can expect during each one:

Autumn (late September to November): This is the most popular time to trek to Dhampus trek, as the weather is typically clear and dry, and the views of the mountains are stunning. This is also the peak tourist season, so the trails and teahouses may be more crowded.

Spring (March to early May): This is another good time to visit, as the weather is generally clear and dry, and the rhododendrons are in bloom, adding some colorful flowers to the landscape. The crowds are generally smaller than in the autumn.

Monsoon (June to September): The monsoon season brings heavy rainfall to the region, which can make the trails muddy and slippery and make it more difficult to see the views. However, the monsoon season can also bring some beautiful greenery and waterfalls to the region. If you don't mind the rain and are looking for a more quiet and off-peak experience, this could be a good time to visit.

Winter (December to February): The winter can be cold and dry, and the trails may be covered in snow and ice.However, the winter season also offers some beautiful snowy landscapes and fewer crowds.

Dhampus trek accommodation

Accommodation during the Khopra trek is generally in lodges, which offer basic amenities such as food and lodging.The lodges are run by local families and are a great way to experience the culture and hospitality of the Nepalese people.

Most lodges have simple rooms with twin beds and a shared bathroom. Some lodges also offer hot showers for an additional fee.The rooms may be basic, but they are clean and comfortable and provide a warm place to rest after a long day of hiking.

During the Dhampus trek, it is common to stay in a different teahouse each night. There are also some lodges and hotels available in the larger villages along the route. These options may offer more amenities and comfort, but they may also be more expensive.


During the Dhampus, meals are generally included in the cost of your trek and are provided at the lodges where you will be staying. The meals are typically simple and hearty, consisting of a variety of Nepalese dishes such as dal bhat (a dish made with rice, lentils, and vegetables), momos (Nepalese dumplings), and tarkari (curried vegetables).

Lodges typically offer both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, and you can usually choose from a set menu or individual dishes. The food is generally prepared using locally grown ingredients and is typically very flavorful and satisfying.

It is common to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the lodges while on the trek. Breakfast usually consists of a simple meal such as eggs, toast, and tea or coffee. Lunch is usually a more substantial meal, consisting of a main dish such as dal bhat or momos, and some snacks or dessert. Dinner is typically similar to lunch, with a variety of dishes to choose from.

Group/private joining

The Dhampus trek can be done either as a group trek or a private trek. Here are some things to consider when deciding between a group or private trek:

Group trek: A group trek means that you will be joining a group of other trekkers and will be accompanied by a guide and possibly a porter. Group treks can be a good option for those who are traveling solo and looking for a social experience, or for those who want to save money by sharing the costs of the trek. Group treks may have a set itinerary and may not be as flexible as a private trek.

Private trek: A private trek means that you will be trekking with your own group and will have a private guide and porter. Private treks offer more flexibility and allow you to customize your itinerary to meet your specific needs and interests. Private treks can also be more expensive than group treks, as you will be paying for the guide and porter for just your group.

Child Policy

Your children should be in good physical condition to participate in the Khopra trek. The trek involves hiking for several hours each day and climbing to an altitude of over 4,000 meters, so children must be able to handle the physical demands of the trek.

Children's safety is of utmost importance to us at the Khopra trek. So we make sure children are accompanied by a responsible adult at all times and that they are properly supervised while on the trek.

We make special arrangements for children, such as providing a separate guide or porter. It is best to discuss your needs and concerns with us. 

Travel Insurance

It is a good idea to purchase travel insurance for your Dhampus trekking. Travel insurance can protect in case of unexpected events such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, lost or stolen luggage, and other unexpected expenses.

It is important to have medical coverage while on the Dhampus trek, as medical facilities may be limited in the remote areas of the trek. Look for a policy that offers comprehensive medical coverage, including emergency evacuation.

You can additionally combine overage for trip cancellations and interruptions in case you need to cancel or cut short your trip due to unforeseen circumstances. Make sure that your travel insurance policy covers lost or stolen luggage, as this can be a common problem while traveling.

  • Dhampust trek generally takes 7 to 10 days. It depends on your holiday in Nepal. You have several places to explore that area.

  • Yes, we can recommend the Dhumpus trek is good for beginners. It is easy trek so that beginners also can do this trek.

  • To reach Dhampus, first of all you have to drive from Pokhara to Dhampus Phedi by private car or you can take public bus.The buses leave daily in the morning from the bus park. The price depending what you get either bus or car. Bus cost cheaper than car.

  • Yes, Obiously this trek is easy.This trek does not need previous trekking experience. The trekker who is physically fit can do this trek.

  • Yes, you will need a sleeping bag for the Dhampus trek.The blanket in the guesthouse may not be enough to keep you warm, so better carry a good quality sleeping bag.

  • Yes, Dhampus trek is safe if you are not doing it solo. Solo trekkers have to be very mindful of the trail.

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