- Feb 27, 2020
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Dhampus village of Nepal (1650 m) is situated on the north from the Pokhara valley which offers gorgeous views of golden rice terraces and the spectacular mountains. Hiking to this village offers a wonderful view of mountain, nature, landscape and awe-inspiring scenery. A different class of migratory birds visit the village of Dhampus, making it a seasonal bird-watching spot.
The Gurungs are inhabitants to Dhampus village of Nepal. Tourists usually stay here as a halt point while doing trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The main source of income of the inhabitants is the movement of people, or we can say- tourism. Dhampus hiking is suitable for short holidays and people in Pokhara who wants to have overnight hiking near the bustling city. This hiking route is much ideal because, in the Annapurna region, Dhampus hill is one of the best viewpoints of Nepal. From Dhampus, one can also clutch the outstanding view of Pokhara and the landscape gets even better as the sun sets down.
Journey to Dhampus village is one of the best activity to do in the Pokhara of Nepal. The hiking begins from Phedi village, around 30 minutes of drive from the attractive lakeside of Pokhara valley and the uphill hiking begin. As you move higher, you get to see the astounding panoramic views and mind-blowing sceneries. When you leave the lush greenery of the jungle, you will have a little hike to make to reach Dhampus. You can see excellent views of enormous Mt. Machhapuchhare and Annapurna Himalayan Range. Commonly known as fishtail mountain (6991m), Machhapuchre resembles the shape of a fish’s tail.
The village is picturesque, amazing and offers the best tranquil in the Himalayan ambience. Dhampus village is a perfect place for your overnight hiking with an essence of village tour and best version of sunrise in the morning.
This area also offers you the views of the Pokhara valley with all its natural offerings including Fewa Lake and world peace stupa. Sarangkot is another spot renowned for the sunrise & sunset over the panoramic horizon of Annapurna Mountain. This hill is well-known for the picturesque views of the Annapurna Himalayan range. Pokhara is attractive and has a lot of adventurous activities to offer. It is, for a reason, popular as an adventure hub of Nepal. The inhabitants of this region are the mid-hills tribe Gurungs. The Gurungs are the well-known Gorkha soldiers in the Indian, British & Nepalese Army. Farming is the primary occupation of the people in villages in the outskirts. However, as tourism is emerging, the touristic activities are turning into the occupation in these places.
Sarangkot is also well-known for Paragliding activity where you can fly like a bird while exploring the mindblowing beauty of the valley. This hiking offers outstanding landscape around the Himalayan range to provide an enthralling taste of the hiking in Nepal. Experience the typical Nepali settlement within a hike of few hours in the outskirts of Pokhara valley.
Our guide will assist you to make arrangements for the vehicle and the hotel. This is not only hiking in the mountains but also a learning experience which is truly inspiring, incredible and worth a lifetime experience. Try local eatery and restaurants in Dhampus, talk to the locals and listen to the tales in the mountains, everything you see and do is worth it. The hospitality of locals in the local ambience is another beautiful part of hiking in Dhampus village of Nepal. To understand the place better, try to get local experiences. Stay in the homestays available there and try local cuisine, you will get the best insights of life from the village lifestyle of Nepal.
Although the Dhampus village attracts a lot of tourists every year, this place is unaffected by human interference. The charm it has, it still holds. So, Dhampus village is the best hiking destination around the Pokhara valley.
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