- Duration:7 Days
- Primary Activity:Trekking
- Group Size:1 - 25 Peoples
- Arrival on:Kathmandu
- Trip Grade:Easy
- Meals:All meals included
- Accomodation:Hotels & Lodges
- Max-Altitude:2400 m.
- Transportation:Tourist Bus
- Departure from:Kathmandu
Dhampus Trek: 7 Days
This Dhampus Trek is one of the shortest, yet most classic treks in Nepal. It passes through rural villages inhabited by a wide diversity of mountain people. It offers spectacular mountain scenery and takes you north of Annapurna & Mt. Machhapuchare (Fishtail) ranges. This region is heavily settled and farmed by the Gurung hill tribes. Gurungs are the famous Gurkha soldiers in the British, Indian, and Nepalese Army.
Dhampus is one of the best viewpoints to view both sunrises & sunsets of the majestic Himalayan range. You will have views of mountains from Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna, including the magnificent Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish Tail). Dhampus village is perched on the North West of Pokhara with enchanting views of Pokhara Valley and the Phewa Lake.
This trek offers excellent scenery encompassing the Himalayan Range to give an encompassing taste to the trekking in Nepal, in a short amount of time.
- Sunrise at Dhampus
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu
- Boating in Pokhara
Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be welcomed by a representative from Travel Society Nepal. After sorting out your custom formalities (Visa, etc) you will be then transferred to the hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel and give you some time to freshen up. After this, we will attend an orientation about your trek led by our Trekking leader over a typical Nepali welcome dinner that will include a cultural dance performed by the local women. You then return to your hotel for your first overnight stay at the hotel (D)
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (915m.) 5-6 hours drive
At 6:30 am, you will travel to Pokhara by tourist bus along the Trishuli and Marshyadgdi River and through the beautiful countryside of Nepal that offers wonderful mountain sceneries. When you arrive, you can explore the sights of Pokhara including the caves, temples, and lakes. Stay overnight at hotel (B, L, D)
Trek to Dhampus (5-6hrs)
In the morning, you will drive to the start of the trek up to Dhampus. Dhampus offers spectacular views of Machhapuchhare Peak when the weather is clear. Stay overnight at guesthouse (B, L, D)
Trek from Dhampus to Pokhara (5-6hrs)
After trekking back from Dhampus, you can spend the afternoon sightseeing in Pokhara. Optional visits include David Waterfall, Tibetan Refugee Camp, and boating in Fewa Lake. (B, L, D)
Fly back to Kathmandu
This is an early morning flight back to Kathmandu which takes about 40 minutes. You can spend your afternoon sightseeing around Kathmandu – the cultural heart of Nepal. The city displays an interesting combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influences in the valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, the two important neighboring cities bear much cultural and religious significance to Nepal’s landscape. There will be a guided tour to the historic sights such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath). Stay overnight at hotel. (B, L, D)
Bhakatpur Durbar Square Tour and Rest Day
After breakfast, visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. This ancient town is bursting with history, culture and gorgeous little shops offering unique trinkets. Shopping in Bhaktapur is one of the little known delights of Kathmandu. Nepalese craftsmen produce an outstanding variety of exquisite jewelry, household articles and decorative items that are exported all over the world. Kathmandu is also the place to be for the widest selections of loose gems in the region. Handmade Brass and Copper utensils, sacred scroll paintings, metal images of deities, wood carvings, tea, and woolen carpets are bargains you will want to snap up! In the evening, you will be invited to a farewell dinner. (B, L, D)
Transfer to Airport for your Onward Travel
Our driver will escort you to the airport. We will send you on your way with good luck and gratitude that you chose us for your adventure of a lifetime. (B)
Note: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.
Cost of Dhampus Trek – 7 days
Price per person: $595
Note: Please feel free to ask us for a tailor-made itinerary that suits your interest, time, and budget.
The Package cost includes:
- Airport transfer to hotel pick up and drop by private vehicle
- Accommodation in Kathmandu at hotel with breakfast
- Accommodation in Pokhara at hotel with breakfast
- Accommodation and Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during trekking
- One highly experienced mountain Porter Guide and porters
- Accommodation food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of both trek guide
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
- All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
- TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
- All additional government tax
The Package cost excludes:
- Nepal entry visa fee (USD 25 for 15 days/ USD 40 for 30 days from date of issue) (You may easily get Nepal visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu)
- International airfare
- Travelers insurance
- All kind of drinks (Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
- Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
- Tips to guide and porter
- All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. Personal illness, strike etc.