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Anisha Rauniyar May 31, 2020

Dhampus town is little and calm settlement settled against the mind boggling snow-topped mountains and verdant slopes. Lately, the town has gotten very well known as one of the compensating short treks in Nepal, alluded to as “Dhampus Trek.”

Situated in Kaski District of Nepal, Dhampus is a socially rich town for the most part occupied by Gurung ethnicity. What acts more as a fascination of Dhampus Village seems to be, it is situated in the lower regions of celebrated, Annapurna Himalayas and its 1,750 meters rise above ocean level, known for staggering mountain sees.

Its self-evident, rich, and characterized regular magnificence wraps a solid culture, and the open accommodation of Nepali individuals has made Dhampus trek a noteworthy outing.


Dhampus Trek is a short excursion, commonly goes for great two-days. There are numerous things to investigate during the trek that is simply in the region of Dhampus Village. All things considered, you can absolutely take a risk to expand a day or two and have the best restricted days. Following are a couple of things you can select to during your visit to Dhampus.

– Visit View Tower

The View Tower is firmly situated to Dhampus Village and an unquestionable requirement visit spot to observe the unhampered perspective on mountains, incorporating some tallest on the planet, alongside stunning nightfalls and dawns.

The pinnacle was worked in 2016 to reinforce network the travel industry and is situated inside the outskirts of Annapurna Conservation Area.

Go for an early climb to View Tower to see the dawn developing for the lofty cluster of mountains Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli. The second when the sun throws its first beam on Machhapuchhre, at that point Hiunchili and different pinnacles and rise gradually getting gleaming red and spills everywhere throughout the skyline is route incredible.

– Astam Hike

Astam is another lovely town close Dhampus which takes around 4 hours of climbing. Astam, which interprets as Sunset Village is at a height of 1,400 meters and similarly as its name meaning, the town offers an extraordinary perspective on the encompassing territory.

The climb is a satisfying stroll through the awesome timberland and conventional and old houses, some going back to even 100 years. It is a simple stroll with no trouble and challenge at all. You will go through houses where people are associated with their every day tasks and are very fascinating to watch.

In old occasions, these towns were alluded as Dhampuskot and Astamkot, and keeping in mind that climbing towards Astam, there are two more kots; Hemzakot and Jaykot, which were utilized for putting away weapons during Baise and Chaubise Rajyas (Rulers).

– Be a piece of the way of life

Dhampus is a customary Gurung town that lives by clinging to ages-old ethnic and social practices. These individuals are well disposed and cordial who are living in harmony and amicability away from egotistical life in urban communities.

Their life spins around their social conviction, and it can go about as an ice-breaker on the off chance that you need to think about it. You can generally lay your inquiries about their way of life and practice, and they will be glad to tell you more. As the food is the significant piece of a culture, do attempt Kheuni, a Gurung cooking while in Dhampus Trek. You can likewise get familiar with some handiwork aptitudes, as individuals in these towns are professional in making doko (wicker bin), dalo (bamboo bushel), and naglo (round woven plate) from bamboos.


The sole Dhampus Trek takes just two days beginning from the excellent valley of Pokhara. It takes around 5.5 hours, 200 km to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu by vehicle. From Pokhara Lakeside it is an hour’s drive, 18 km to Phedi.

At that point from Phedi, it is just around three-hour stroll to reach Dhampus. Be that as it may, this exemplary two-day Dhampus trek can be stretched out with different goals. So stay aware of us.

Its simple path makes it ideal for a family trek with your children, solo trek and can be left by each period of individuals.

Phedi-Dhampus-Pothana-Australian Camp-Kande

It is 3-4 days of a trek that covers a few famous climbing towns and the ideal expansion of two-day Dhampus trek. The path are still simple and serve best for the learner trekkers.

Phedi is around 30 minutes ride from Pokhara situated at 1,130 meters. At that point, we begin trekking towards Dhampus Village and to Australian Camp. On sunny mornings, you can have a fantastic perspective on Phewa Lake and World Peace Pagoda.

Both Australian Camp and Pothana are wonderful vantage point with an extraordinary perspective on Machhapuchhre and snow-topped heaps of Annapurna run. You can remain a night in both of these spots to see the dawn and nightfall.

Presently, while coming back to Kande, the path from Australian Camp is a greater number of steps than streets.

Astam-Dhampus-Australian Camp

It is a somewhat unexpected course in comparison to the one referenced previously. To begin with, we drive towards Hemja from Pokhara and climb towards Astam town strolling through towns and timberlands. It takes around 2-3 hours to show up at Astam Village.

The following day we walk tough experiencing the high points and low points of 3-4 hours before showing up at Dhampus town. Our next stop, Australian Camp at 2,000 meters offers 360-degree see mountains and all encompassing scene. What’s more, with that, we jump making progress toward have returned to Pokhara.

Dhampus trek – 3 days strolling The path twists through interwoven valleys, thick overgrown timberlands and past cascades where you can stop to cool yourself. Everywhere is an enticing look at the high mountains, entire skylines of which will be uncovered to you as you arrive at the high purposes of Dhampus trek. During Dhampus trek, you go through various Gurung, Magar and Brahmin towns where you get an understanding into their social, social practices. In a brief period, you can encounter the beautiful culture of these individuals and above all else you meet Buddhist and Hindus living in amicability and harmony. The principle occupations are farming, animal cultivation, the travel industry business and individuals serving in Gorkha and Indian regiment. Dhampus trekking is a short brilliant invasion into the Annapurna locale. The path twists through interwoven valleys, thick overgrown woods and past cascades where you can stop to cool yourself. Everywhere is a tempting look at the high mountains, entire skylines of which will be uncovered to you as you arrive at the high purposes of your trek.

Day 01: Drive to Phedi 30 min and trek Thulokharka (Australian camp) 1950) or Pothana( 1890 m ):

Strolling Duration: 5 Hrs.

At the point when we came to Pokahara our excursion begins, in the wake of eating we drive to Phedi 30 min. what’s more, finish the stone flights of stairs the delightful thick timberland. The path proceeds through the regular towns and patios rice field that offers the wonderful perspective on sacred Mountain Machhapuchhre(fishtail: 6998m), Hiuchuli (6441 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Annapurna III (7575 m), Annapurna IV (7535 m), Annapurna II (7937 m).Overnight at nearby Lodge.

Day 02: Trek to Ghandruk (1950 m):

Strolling Duration: 7 Hrs.

The early piece of the trek is progressive climb for nearly 60 minutes up to Deurali (2100 m.) which goes through oak and blended timberlands in with unbelievable perspectives on Manaslu, Annapurna reaches and Mardi Himal. Leaving Deurali, you start to trek steep downwards to reach Tolkha (1840 m.), a wonderful Magar and Gurung town. To arrive at the following goal Landruk, a town possessed by generally Gurung and scarcely any Brahmins the path is steady drop going through patios and hardly any settlements. Presently the lofty plunge trail moves downwards to Modi Khola stream and intersection iron extension you follow steep tough to reach Ghandruk. There are numerous cabins, Gurung exhibition hall and conventional houses made of stone slabs.Overnight at nearby Lodge.

Day 03: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul( 5 hrs walk ) and drive to Pokhara,(1.20 Hrs):

Strolling Duration: 5 Hrs.

Driving term: 1.20 Hrs.

Early morning You can appreciate from here is Annapurna South (7229 m.), Hiunchuli (6441 m.), Annapurna III (7755 m.), Glacier vault (7200 m.) and Fishtail (6997 m after breakfast you dive through Kimshe to Shaulo Bazaar. From here your path goes very level until you follow back to Birethanti. You have to walk practically 30 minutes to get to Nayapul. Drive from Nayapul to Pokhara.Overnight at inn.

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