About Dhampus Hiking

Dhampus hiking starts and ends at Pokhara, provides the glorious natural scenarios along with warm welcoming of locals village. Dhampus situated at an elevation of 1,750m,  is one of the famous touristic villages of western Nepal at the north of beautiful Pokhara city. Dhampus village offers visitors with breathtaking panoramic view of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8,063m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993m), Hiunchuli, Lamjung Hinal and other dozens of mountains of Annapurna and Manaslu Himalayan range.

Dhampus is a gateway of Annapurna Conservation area for hill station tour. Beautiful hills, unique village life and mountain views are the accelerators of Dhampus to collect fond memories for lifelong.

Best Season for Dhampus Hiking

The best seasons for hiking to Dhampus are Spring (March, April and May) and Autumn (mid Sept, October, Nobember till mid Dec ). If you are looking for nice views of clear mountain. Dhampus Hiking can be done in any month except January and February as it is too much cold.

Meals and Accommodation 

We serve you three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during Australian Camp Hiking or Dhapus hiking. Typical Nepali food, Sherpa food, and Tibetan food to all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian). We choose from the menu at the hotel / lodges in the hike to Australian Camp or in Dhampus. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.  Accommodation during the trekking/Hiking will be arranged at lodges and Standard hotels. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities.

Experience and Health Requirements

Dhampus Hiking is considered a easy hiking in Nepal which is suitable for any age group. No technical skills or mountaineering experience are required for this hiking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this and any hiking or trekking in Nepal.

Highlights of Dhampus Hiking

  • Enjoy a day hike at Annapurna foothills trekking from Kande - Australian Camp - Dhampus - Phedi.
  • Explore Gurung village, and traditions and culture at Dhampus village.
  • Walk in Annapurna Foothills for 5 hrs with magnificent view of Annapurna and Fishtail range.
  • Hike escorted by professional local guide.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive to Pokhara by regular tourist bus. about 7 hrs
  • Day 02: Drive to Phedi and trek to Dhampus
  • Day 03: Hike back to Phedi and drive back to Pokhara
  • Day 04: Drive back to kathmandu or join other tour / trek

Inclusions

  • Tourist Bus to and from Pokhara
  • Hiking escorted by guide
  • Deluxe accommodating in Pokhara on bed and breakfast basis as per itinerary
  • All meals ( Breakfast, Lunch dinner with tea coffee, fresh fruits etc ) and accommodation ( mountain local lodge with bathroom inside ) while on hiking
  • Private Transportation to and from Hiking starting Point. 
  • Service charge and Government Taxes
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in kathmandu and Pokhara 
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, Laundry, Souvenir, bottle of water etc.
  • All optional additional tours or activities during free time
  • Transportation outside of the tour program
  • Monument entrance fees while on sightseeing.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping ( Tipping is expected)
  • All the expenses which is not including in cost include section.
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Meals

Trekking Plus serves you verities of wonderful Nepalese and Continental food during our hiking. We will get western cuisine up in the mountain but which is not that free and good. We serve you local local cuisines for breakfast, lunch & dinner which is included in our package cost. Trekking Plus guide will suggest you a delicious, hygienic with special food during your trip. Normally it takes few days’ hard work to local porters and caravans to bring food to mountains. We usually have breakfast and dinner at the same Lodge where we stay overnight but  lunch will be serve en route.

Accommodation

Accommodation in mountain will be in a tea house or mountain local lodges which is basic standard.  We will get private room but shared bathroom most of the tea house but this days we get room with attached bathroom as well on lower altitude. In high altitudes, rooms are comparatively basic. Blankets are generally provided but we will recommend you to have your own sleeping bags. There is a large dining room where they use a wood fire burning so that the dining room is warmer. There is normally no electric most of the villages has hydroelectric power and a solar lighting. When we charge our electronic things than we have to charge at reception which we have to pay as well.

Drinking water

We will get mineral water and boiled water along the trekking routes which is also an additional cost. We discourage not to buy Mineral bottle water but use boiled water from the local lodges and put water purify tablets. Plastic bottles are difficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem in mountains.

Route Map

Trekking Plus offers you a Trekking maps as a complementary and Company T-shirt.

What to take

Trekking Plus would suggest you to pack as lightly as possible for Dhampus hiking. We provide one porter between two trekkers to carry your trekking gears. You will be carried your valuable things in a day pack by your own and your other bags will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag which we provided.  Porter carries about 25 KG from 2 trekkers. You can store you’re your luggage which you are not going to use it on trek can leave in Kathmandu or pokhara Hotel which is free of cost. 

Important to note

Please visit our Equipments Check List, Altitude Mountain Sickness section for additional details of what you need to bring on trek as well as prevent about AMS. Trekking Plus top priority is the safety and security of our customers and staff during all of our trips.

Safety Our top priority is the safety and security of our customers and staff during all of our trips. Trekking Plus field crews normal first aid kits on all of our tours, which is readily available for both customers and staff but we will recommend you to bring first aid kits yourself from your country because Nepalese medicine some time it does not work properly. We are constantly in communication with our field office and monitor all aspects of government and weather issues that might affect your trip. Also, we are always available 24 hours emergency contact.

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