Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Welcome to Kathmandu. Northern Trekking Team will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu and transfer you to the hotel located in Thamel—the key touristic hub of the capital.
Despite your arrival, we encourage you to roam around this town of Thamel. It is really interesting as thousands of tourists like you stroll in the street of this touristic hub.
We will introduce you with a trek guide who will be with you throughout your trek and a city tour guide who will accompany you tomorrow while Kathmandu sightseeing.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
This roughly eight hours trip will begin from the historic site of Nepal—Kathmandu Durbar Square. The site is an open museum with a history of over 500 years.
Similarly, we will lead you to Pashupatinath temple followed by Swoyambhunath and Bouddhanath.
Pashupatinath is a popular Hindu Shrine where nearly a million people visit every year to worship Lord Shiva. The English translation of Pashupatinath is Lord of Animals.
Swoyambhunath and Bouddhanath, on the other hand, are renowned Buddhist pilgrimage site. Both stupas have their own importance among Buddhist.
All aforementioned four sites are listed under UNESCO cultural sites.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (850m)
You will be driving to Pokhara—City of Lakes—today. We will reach there following Prithvi Highway. The ride of six hours will acquaint you with the countryside Nepal. The greenery that you observe while on this ride is heart capturing.
In Pokhara, you will get time to roam around Phewa Lake. Boating in this lake is quite popular. So, we suggest you not to miss this event.
Day 04: Drive to Phedi/Trek to Dhampus (1,750m)
Phedi is half an hour ride from Pokhara. Hike to Dhampus begins from here. Observing countryside Nepal, we head toward Dhampus. It will take us three hours to get in Dhampus.
The destination—Dhampus—is popular for sunrise and sunset view.
Day 05: Trek to Sarangkot (1,600m)
Early in the morning, we hike to a vantage point at Dhampus form where we will witness a spectacular view of Fishtail Mountain.
We head back to our homestay (hotel), have breakfast, and proceed toward Sarangkot.
Sarangkot will unfold the beauty of Annapurna I, Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri and Lamjung Himal. You can also experience paragliding here as it is the most popular site to experience this adventure.
Day 06: Hike to Phewa Lake/Half day Pokhara Sightseeing
We will reach Phewa Lake within two and a half hours from Sarangkot.
Upon your arrival in this city of lakes, we will lead you to popular touristic sites of Pokhara such as Bat Caves, Mahendra Caves, World Peace Stupa, and Devis Fall.
Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu
We catch a tourist bus to Kathmandu from Pokhara. We will be following Prithvi Highway and riding along the bank of Marshyangdi and Trishuli River while on this ride. We get in Kathmandu Valley by 3 pm.
In the evening, Northern Trekking Team will offer you a farewell dinner.
Day 08: Back to your Destination
Here ends your Dhampus Sarangkot Trek and with it, your Nepal stays as well. We will drop you in TIA three hours prior to scheduled flight. See you next season for another trip in the different destination of Nepal as this country has more than 100 trekking trails!