Dhampus Village Short Trek - 7 Days

  • Country: Nepal
  • Region: Annapurna
  • Max. Altitude: 2100m/6889ft
  • Best Season: Spring/Autumn
  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax
  • Trip Start/Ends: Kathmandu
  • Trek Style: Tea House Trek
  • Transportation: Domestic Air/Land transportation

Dhampus Village Short Trek which starts from the valley of lakes, Pokhara, in the Annapurna region.  Pokhara has a list of activities to offer, which gives a boost to your trek, with all the mesmerizing scenery of Phewa Lake, Fishtail Mountain, Traditional Gurung villages and much more, this trek is one of the most desired short treks in Nepal and a very famous one in the Annapurna Region. The elevation of the villages here ranges from 800m to 1600m from the base alone.

The Journey to Dhampus actually begins at Phedi village which is a 15 min drive from the lakeside city of Pokhara. The trail to Dhampus is filled with the lush forests of rhododendron nesting various diverse species of birds at the village of Chandrakot, inhabited by warm-hearted Gurung people. Dhampus gives you enough time to adore the beautiful Himalayan ranges of Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri and Machhapucchre which certainly has a spectacular view. Views from Dhampus get even more incredible when the sun goes down and gives a very soothing and calm experience. With the feeling of solitude and peace, the Gurung people’s friendly nature is like a cherry on the cake and thus adds more flavors on this amazing journey.

Dhampus Village Circuit Trek is one of the shortest, yet most classic treks in Nepal. It passes through country inhabited by a wide diversity of people. It offers spectacular mountain scenery and takes you north of Annapurna & Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) ranges. Dhampus is not just a Mountain Viewpoint but also a small, ethnic Gurung village. A hike to Dhampus gives you the perfect opportunity to experience the beauty and peace of Nepalese countryside, along with that watching the daily routine of the locals there will also be quite amazing sight.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival. Transfer to Hotel. O/N at Kathmandu

Day 2: Drive to Pokhara. O/N at Pokhara

Day 3: Drive from Pokhara to Phedi. Drop Hike to Austrlian Camp. O/N Austrlian Camp

Day 4: Hike to Kande. Pick up at Kande. Drive back to Pokhara. O/N at Pokhara

Day 5: Sightseeing at Pokhara. O/N at Pokhara

Day 6: Drive back to Kathmandu. O/N at Kathmandu

Day 7: Departure

Welcome to the land of Himalaya at 1333m. You will be warmly welcomed by the mountains and our company representative will be standing with your name card at the arrival terminal with a beautiful smile. You will be escorted to your hotel and you will be provided with all the detailed information about your program. If your arrival is late in the evening then there is always another day to provide you information about your tour.

Early morning after your breakfast you will be going by bus to Pokhara. On your way to Pokhara on your right is the Trishuli River until the Muglin Bridge. On arriving in Pokhara you will be welcomed by Mountain Annapurna, Fish tail and other mountains. Pokhara is the city of lakes and mountains.

Watching the mountains you can enjoy your breakfast then drive toward Phedi. It will take about 45 minutes to reach your trek starting point. From Phedi, you will ascend slightly towards Dhampus village and then to Australian Camp. Travelers can have a wonderful view of landscape and mountains, a local Gurung community, flowers, mustard field etc. We reach to a beautiful village called Thule Kharka in Nepali and Australian Camp in English. You can have a beautiful view of Annapurna Mountain, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mount Fishtail and a view of Pokhara valley. You can spend rest of the day exploring around, talking with local people and surrounding views.

We wake up in the morning have our breakfast and begin our day walk. With all these memories we descend down to Kande. Upon arrival at Kande, your vehicle will be ready to transfer you back to Pokhara. Rest of the day free at leisure. You can explore lake side area and have a boating at Fewa Lake to visit Tal Barahi Temple.

The entire day will be dedicated towards soaking the various sites of Pokhara. The destinations you will be visiting include the most famous Sarangkot Sunrise, Davis’s fall, Bat Cave, Gupteshwori Cave, Tibetan Fefuge Camp and many more.

Today we return to Kathmandu by a tourist bus. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be escorted to your hotel where you have the opportunity to have a rest or do some sightseeing or souveneir shopping. Later in the evening, a farewell dinner will be served in a Traditional Nepali Restaurant where you will be able to enjoy authentic cuisine with a brief cultural program as a celebration of your completed trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Sadly, your most memorable tour ends today. A Great Nepal representative will take you to the airport for your final departure back home


  • All the ground transportation as per required
  • Bed and Breakfast in twin sharing basis in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Breakfast, Lunch and dinner during trekking days
  • Trekking guide and Tour Guide authorized from Nepal Government
  • 1 Farewell dinner
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) USD 10 per person
  • ACAP( Annapurna Conversation Area Permit) USD 20 per person


  • Entrance fee for world heritage sites
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinking beverage
  • Personal expense like laundry
  • Overstay due to Natural calamities / Strike

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To enable all expedition members to acclimatize well and hence maximize their chances of success, our expedition programs are prepared with sufficient time for acclimatization. Adaptation to the altitude takes time and there can be no short-cuts, even if supplementary oxygen is used in the final stages. The atmospheric pressure at the base camp is half of that at the sea level. A thorough program of acclimatization is built into the itinerary which consists of regulated height ascents, followed by descents and rests before the final ascent to the summit. This will prevent the climbers to get rid from altitude sickness.

Why Tipping is essential?

There are several reasons why you should tip in Nepal. It is quite the same as for what you tip in restaurants. They live in remote areas that are far from proper health and education facilities. Tipping them will additionally encourage them to manage good and nutritive food to eat, warm and comfortable clothes to wear or other necessary basic requirements to maintain their livelihood in a comfortable way. A small gesture of gratitude will do no harm to you but actually changes the lives of many people for a long time in many reasons. Our company has its fund collected from the some percentage of profit and sometimes from the tips of our guests which will directly invested for uplifting the economic condition of guides, porters and other staffs of office. It’s nothing more than the way to add smiles on those laborious faces.

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Trip highlights

  • Experience Typical Gurung lifestyle
  • Gateway to Annapurna Region Trekking
  • Unobstructed view of Annapurna I (8,091m.) Annapurna II (7,937m.) Annapurna IV (7,525m.) and Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Hiunchuli (6,441m.) Lamjung Himal (6,586m.) Machhapucchre (6,993m.) and Ganesh Himal (7,446m)
  • Magnificent Pokhara valley known as City of Lakes

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