Dhampus Trek

Dhampus Trek starts and ends at Pokhara, and offers magnificent natural scenarios along with the warm welcoming of the local community. 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 a breathtaking panoramic view of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8,063m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993m), Hiunchuli, Lamjung Himal and other dozens of mountains of Annapurna and Manaslu Himalayan range.
Dhampus is an entryway of the Annapurna Conservation area for hill station tours. Beautiful hills, unique village life and mountain views are the accelerators of Dhampus to collect fond memories for lifelong.

Dhampus Trek Highlights:

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

The sample program itinerary provided is subject to change or extension based on the availability of the volunteers and their preferred duration for volunteering, internship, tour, or trekking.

Program day to day detail itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu:

You will be picked up at the airport by one of the Volunteer World Nepal staff and driven to your Kathmandu host family or a hotel. Here you will be welcomed into the family, be given your own room and be provided with all your meals while in Kathmandu. This will be your home during your orientation and volunteering in Nepal. With easy bus routes into town and the surrounding countryside, this quiet and safe suburb is the perfect base for your time in Nepal.

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation:

We start a guided tour four of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the medieval Kings who ruled over the then-Kathmandu Kingdom. Pashupatinath houses a sacred lingum or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. The Aryaghat alongside Pashupati and on the banks of the Bagmati River is a famous funeral site for the Hindus. The Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu. The area of Boudhnath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries. We would like you to experience the real life of Nepal so we would like to show you how schools are run and students are taught. This school is totally funded by our company.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara:

Early morning at around 6:30 am, we drive by tourist bus to Pokhara along the Trishuli and Marshyadgdi Rivers through the beautiful countryside of Nepal that offers villages, Rivers greeneries, rice fields and wonderful mountain sceneries. ‘City of Lakes’ Pokhara offers superb views of Annapurna including, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fish tail) and others. We can explore the beautiful natures, caves, temples and Lakes, during the afternoon -enjoy boating too. We stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: Drive to Phedi and trek to Dhampus:

After having a satisfying breakfast at the hotel in Pokhara, our trip starts with a short drive to Phedi. From Phedi, our trekking starts along the uphill trail which continues for about 3 hours. On reaching Dhampus, relax and enjoy the breathtaking sceneries, walk around the village and explore the local living. Overnight in a local run lodge.

Day 05: Hike back to Phedi and drive back to Pokhara:

Early morning, enjoy the colourful sunrise over the Himalayas. See around the fresh environment, take your breakfast and attempt the easy downhill trek to Phedi. At Phedi, our private vehicle will receive us and drive back to Pokhara. Check in to your hotel and enjoy the free time ahead.

Day 06: Drive back to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus:

After breakfast, transfer to the Tourist bus station and 07: 30 am drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. This scenic drive offers fascinating glimpses of rural Nepal as you pass through Middle Hill scenery along the famous rafting Trishuli River originated from Tibet northeast of Kathmandu. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 07: Farewell Friend and Departure/Fly back to Home:

Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A Volunteer World Nepal representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Key Information:

420 USD
Arrival City:
7 Days
All meals included during the trek
Tourist Bus
Maximum Altitude:
2400 Meters
Group Size:
1 - 10 Persons
Pokhara, Dhampus Village
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Program fee: 420 USD
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  • No booking or Credit Card Fee
  • Free Cancellation

What's included:

  • Free airport picks upon your arrival and a drop at the end of your trip
  • Tourist Bus to and from Pokhara
  • Hiking escorted by guide
  • All night in local teahouses/lodges during trekking
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit.
  • All meals and accommodation during the trek
  • Private Transportation to and from Hiking starting Point.
  • Service charge and Government Taxes
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag and all necessary trekking gears are available on a hire
  • Trekking Map

What's Excluded:

  • 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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