Enjoy the splendid views of the Annapurna range and others like Ganesh Himal. These towering Himalayan peaks are best viewed at sunrise and the village also gives you a good opportunity to experience the lifestyle of the locals and partake of their generous hospitality.
Considering the beautiful landscape you will be walking through, the spectacular views you will be seeing you will surely agree that not all treks have to be long and arduous to be an experience to treasure. On the whole, this pleasant itinerary from Pokhara to Dhampus, and on to Pothana and the Australian Camp, will provide you with a most enjoyable day trip.
After breakfast, drive to Phedi and start the hike through beautiful countryside villages, lush forests and farming terraces to get to Dhampus .Dhampus is a beautiful village and a scenic view point to see the Machhapuchhare and Annapurna range.
Continue trekking to Kande and then take the 40 minute drive back to Pokhara. This hike includes rural cultural activities, fascinating ethnic groups and magnificent mountain views.
The highlight of the Dhampus village tour is something far greater the splendid views of the Annapurna range :Annapurna I (8,091m.) Annapurna II (7,937m.) Annapurna IV (7,525m.) and Dhaulagiri the 7th highest peak in the world at 8,167 m. and Manaslu the 8th highest at 8,156 m.
You might think that just being able to see these magnificent mountains is a blessing. However, there’s more. You’ll also be able to see Hiunchuli (6,441m.) Lamjung Himal (6,586m.) Machhapucchre (6,993m.) and Ganesh Himal (7,446m.) Towering Himalayan peaks are best viewed at sunrise and the village also gives you a good opportunity to experience the lifestyle of the locals and partake of their generous hospitality.
All our trips are tailor made trips with personalized services. Please let us know the number of participants in your group, your choice of hotels and amendments in our itinerary, if any, so that we can quote you the price.
Duration: 1 Day
Price: $65 USD
Destination: Dhampus, patana, kandhe,pokhara
Average Hiking: 6-7 hrs/day
Accommodation: Tea House
Starting Point: Pokhara
Ending Point: Pokhara
Geography: Countryside, Forests, Mid hills, Towns, mountains, unique culture, villages, valleys
Max. Altitude: 1,880m.
Min. Altitude: 850m
Min. Group Size: 1
Program Type: Guided Day Hike
Special Interest: Culture, Environmental education, Ethnic People, Family travel, Lifestyle, Luxury Tourism, Nature cruises, Photography, Tradition, adventure, exploration, history, research, senior tours, single tour
01 : Drive 45 min from Pokhara to Phedi and Hiking 3 hrs to Dhampus village. Have lunch at Dhampus and hike to Kandhe and drive back to Pokhara - 7-8 hrs
If above trip itinerary that doesn't suit to your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combines with any travel plans, then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary, designed especially for you.
We can organize this activity anytime. However, going during 1 is disrecommended. You can also join another group for the following fixed departure dates:
|StartStart date||EndEnd date||Price||Status|
|18 October 201818.10.2018||18 October 201818.10.2018||$65 USD||Book|
|22 October 201822.10.2018||22 October 201822.10.2018||$65 USD||Book|
|02 November 201802.11.2018||02 November 201802.11.2018||$65 USD||Book|
|06 November 201806.11.2018||06 November 201806.11.2018||$65 USD||Book|
|17 November 201817.11.2018||17 November 201817.11.2018||$65 USD||Book|
|21 November 201821.11.2018||21 November 201821.11.2018||$65 USD||Book|
|02 December 201802.12.2018||02 December 201802.12.2018||$65 USD||Book|
|06 December 201806.12.2018||06 December 201806.12.2018||$65 USD||Book|
Travel Insurance is highly recommended for all of our clients who are travelling to Nepal in the near future. Before you buy Travel Insurance for Nepal, you should make sure that the Insurance policy covers the cost of a rescue helicopter from mountainous or remote regions of the country and covers all extreme activities for your trip such as rafting, expedition, trekking, canyoning etc. If you fall ill or have an accident during your trip in Nepal, the cost can become exorbitant if you lack travel insurance.
Many insurance companies from all over the world are providing travel insurance services at a reasonable cost and if you are travlling in a group, you may be able to get further discounts.
Finally, please always have a printed copy of your insurance policy handy while travelling in Nepal and also, save an e-copy online. If you need more information about travel insurance, please feel free to contact us.
Tourist who intends to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport and visa.
You may get your tourist visa in your home country or on arrival. We recommend you to get your tourist visa on arrival as it is very easy. To get your visa on arrival, you must have a valid passport and one passport sized photo with a light background.
Tourist Visa fee for visitors who enter Nepal for the first time in a visa year, from January to December:
You may pay in Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.
Tourist visa extension facility:
No visa required for:
Dos and Donts:
Should you have any question regarding visas, please contact us.
Entrance fees must be paid before touring heritage sites around Kathmandu Valley like Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bauddhanath, Swayambhunath and Changu Narayan Temple. Entrance fees must be paid before touring Lumbini Gardens, the sanctuary of the Mayadevi Temple, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, in Lumbini, Rupandehi. Entrance fees must be paid before touring the Central Zoo in Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, and museums in Kathmandu Valley. Entrance fees must also be paid before touring local museums in different parts of Nepal.
|Narayanhiti Durbar Museum||Rs. 500||Rs. 250||Rs. 100|
|Kathmandu Durbar square||Rs. 750||Rs. 150||free|
|National Museum Chhauni||Rs. 200||Rs. 25||Rs. 20|
|Patan Durbar Square||Rs. 500||Rs. 100||free|
|Patan Museum||Rs. 250||Rs. 25||Rs. 10|
|Patan Golden Temple||Rs. 50||Rs. 20||free|
|Mahabouddha Temple||Rs. 50||Rs. 30||free|
|Bhaktapur Durbar Square||Rs. 1,500||Rs. 500||free|
|National Art Museum, Bhaktapur||Rs. 100||Rs. 50||Rs. 20|
|Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple)||Rs. 200||Rs. 50||free|
|Bouddhanath Stupa||Rs. 250||Rs. 150||free|
|Pashupatinath Temple||Rs. 1,000||Rs. 1,000||free|
|Changu Narayan Temple||Rs. 100||Rs. 25||free|
|Ethnographic Museum, NTB||Rs. 200||Rs. 100||Rs. 30|
You should make an appointment to get a check-up with your family doctor and dentist before embarking on your trip. Below is a quick list of frequently needed immunizations. This is only a basic guide and we strongly recommend that you follow the advice given by your doctor.
Given enough notice, your doctor or local health clinic should be able to administer all the above. Two excellent sources of up to date medical advice are: The CIWEC CLINC in Kathmandu, Nepal and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Equipment list for day tours
Usually you should need these things while you are in Nepal with you for a cultural day tours, day hiking or short village tours around Kathmandu or Pokhara.