Dhampus Day Trek

Pokhara, the city of lake, natural beauty queen of Nepal, has numerous trekking trails around the valley that goes from traditional villages on outskirts of Pokhara and far flung village of Annapurna Base Camp. Pokhara the gateway of Annapurna region trekking is surrounded by beautiful hill stations, which offer incredible view of Himalaya peaks and aerial view of Pokhara valley. The most chosen one day trekking from Pokhara is Dhampus Day Trek. Dhampus is traditional village dominated by indigenous Gurung people.

Dhampus Day Trek is designed for the people of all age groups which is relatively easy and no entry fee is required as it is outside of Annapurna Conservation Area and the trail is also very easy and smooth. To explore the rural life of Nepali people, biological diversity, cultural diversity of hilly people and of course the jaw dropping view of snowcapped mountain peaks like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapurchhre, Annapurna IV, Annapurna III, Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu range etc. a day Dhampus Trek is best option.

Day 01: drive to Kande trek to Dhuambus for 4 hours

An experienced trekking guide from Real Adventures comes to your hotel in Pokhara, with private car. Make sure that you have had breakfast before 8. It takes one hour drive from your hotel to Kande, the entry point of Dhampus Trek, via Pokhara-Baglung highway. We begin our trek walking into small village of Kande, from Kande we enjoy aerial view of Pokhara valley which is spotted with beautiful lakes. After 15 minutes village walk we follow the steep route a d enter into the thin forest. The trails turn right curve just above the farming terraces and enter into lush forest. It takes about one and half hour to reach to Australian Camp. On the way there are tea shops to have good chia and have rest. When we reach to Australian camp we take rest and enjoy the spectacular view of mountains like Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6440m), Machhapurchhre (6993m) and Lamjung Himal. Australian Camp was known as Dada Kharka, a season pastureland for buffalo and cow for local people, but after the several time visits and camping of Australian people during 1980s changed the name of this place and has been a popular trekking destination. After a good rest and delicious lunch, we follow stoned paved route via forest and within another one and half hour we reach to Beautiful Dhampus village. On the way admire beautiful forest blooming with rhododendron flowers and echoing with twittering of bird songs. Dhampus is traditional village with warm hospitality, which still preserves the traditional way of life and a showcase of hilly people. Dhampus is blessed with incredible view of Annapurna mountain range, beautified with stone roofed house painted with white and red clay. After Dhampus we walk towards eastern ridge of Dhampus village and follow downhill route via forest, beautiful village and incredibly patterned farming terraces. About 90 minutes slope walk we reach to Phedi, where a car is waiting for us to transfer to hotel in Pokhara.

Cost Includes
  • Pick up and drop off in a private tourist vehicle
  • Annapurna National Park entrance fee
  • Packet Lunch
  • Licensed, English-speaking Real Adventure Nepal hiking guide
  • All government taxes
  • Tourist service charge
Cost Excludes
  • Tip for the hiking guide (Tipping is expected)
  • Any expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section



Trip Facts

  • Duration:1 Days
  • Grade:Easy
  • Rating:Best
  • Region:Annapurna Region Trek
  • Trip:Day Treks in Pokhara Nepal Day Tours and Treks
  • Activity:Annapurna Region Trek, Day trek from Pokhara
  • Max.Altitude:1650 M ft.

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