Dhampus is a one day short and sweet hike to a small gurung settlement from Pokhara. The view of the magnificient Macchhapucchre (Fishtail) and the grandeur of the lush green forest bring much peace and serenity. A short hike and trek can make suitable combination with sightseeing tours, jungle safari and rafting program. A trek or hike on the mountains of Nepal is not a wilderness experience but rather a cultural and nature experience. It is a journey through various ethnic cultures, religion and geographical diversity of this small kingdom. There are rich varieties of flora and fauna within a limited area and horizontal distance of 70 km from a lowest elevation of 150m to 4848 meter above sea level. The mountains in the middle range are dotted with numerous villages. They are interlinked by footpath and you will use these networks of footpath made by local people.
Day 01: Drive to Phedi, trek to Dhumpus, overnight at Lodge/tea house
Meet your guide at the airport or hotel in Pokhara and then drive to Dhumpus Phedi; the drive is about 30 minues - about 35km north west of Pokhara city. You drive through a large Tibetan camp at Hyanjha where local handicraft can be purchased and weaving of Tibetan carpet can be observed. The next village before Phedi is Suikhet. Depending upon weather, physical and logistical condition Suikhet provides alternative route to Dhumpus. The road to Phedi in the Yamdi Khola (river) valley is quite good. From Phedi you start climbing up hill to Dhumpus (1770m). It takes about 2 hour easy walk up the stairs through the terraced rice field. It is a large Gurung village. There are several tea houses and lodge accommodations in this village.
Day 02: Enough time on the mountain, leisurely stroll back to trail head at Phedi or Kande depending upon your mood. Drive to Pokhara.
Get up early to have sunrise over the Himalaya, make a short hike before joining into delicious breakfast, depending upon your mood - make a long hike today also or short hike before you drive to Pokhara.
Option: This trek can be done in reverse direction if climbing up is not your choice.
Trek Arrangement cost:
1 pax: US$199 per person
2 pax: US$165 per person
3-5pax US$145 per person
6-9 pax US$130 per person
01: All meals and accommodation in lodge/tea house during the trek.
02: Service of trek guide.
03: Porters to carry personal baggage each (15 kg.)
04: Accident insurance for staffs and porters
05: Priavate transportation to trek start/end point from Pokhara hotel
Cost does not include:
01: Personal clothing and sleeping bag
02: Personal accident and health insurance
03: Emergency evacuation and medical-box
04: Alcoholic and bottled beverage, laundry, and tips.
05: Hotel accommodation, sightseeing and meals in Katmandu
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- Price : USD 130
- Destinations : Annapurna Foothill
- Max Elevation : 1700
- Weather : All season except Monsoon (July - Sept)
- Trip Duration : 2 days
- Trip Grade : Easy
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