Dhampus Sarangkot Trek with Paragliding

Duration: 7 Days   |   Trip Map
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges

 

Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is a short and easy hiking trip around Pokhara valley. Dhampus and Sarangkot are two separate places with each having their own peculiar feature.  The trek basically comprises of short hikes along the beautiful village trails and is ideal for those who want to trek in lower altitudes and make the best use of their short holiday. This special package also comprising Paragliding provides you a lifetime experience to feel like a bird and have an ultimate escape into the world of paradise.  

Dhampus, a beautiful Gurung village in the Annapurna region is a few hours hike from Phedi, which in itself is about half an hour drive from Pokhara. This picturesque small village is the gateway to many trekking trails in the Annapurna region. One can enjoy the stunning close-up view of the Annapurna range and many other mountains from Dhampus. The scenery gets even better when the sun goes down on the Himalayas. This naturally beautiful village is equally scintillating from the cultural and traditional point of view.

Sarangkot is another scenic village in the Kaski district swiftly gaining its recognition as a famous tourist destination. It is one of the Nepal's best sunrise and sunset view point from where you can see glorious views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Machhapuchhre and the beautiful Pokhara city. With its gift of elevation, Sarangkot cranks the beauty up a notch. Hospitable, gracious and cheerful, the people of Sarangkot make travellers feel at home and help them enjoy to the fullest. 

After relishing the splendid sunrise view in Sarangkot, we hang around there for our turn to enjoy the adventure of paragliding from this magnificent place. The 30 to 45 minute flight is a great way to have a bird eye view of the beautiful Pokhara and the nearby hills. The scene of ever sparkling mountains and crystal clear lakes as seen whilst paragliding is simple jaw-dropping. The paragliding will take us to Pokhara valley near to the Phewa Lake. The short yet exciting trip wraps up with fascinting sightseeing tour of Pokhara, beholding some of its beautiful lakes, caves, monuments and some other famed landmarks.

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 03Drive to Phedi and Trek to Dhampus
  • Day 04Trek to Sarangkot
  • Day 05Paragliding to Pokhara & Half-day Pokhara Sightseeing
  • Day 06Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 07Final Departure
Detail Itinerary

What to Expect

  • Two night standard Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Guided Pokhra sightseeing tour
  • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Government license holder guide 
  • Salary,food,accommodation and insurance for guide
  • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek
  • All land transportation
  • Paragliding charge
  • Two nights standard Hotel in Pokhara
  • Comprehensive first aid kit
  • Government taxes and official expenses
  • International Airfare and taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Your Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All the expenses of personal nature
  • Any kind of drinks and desserts during the trek
  • Tips for guide (Tipping is expected)
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Useful Information

1. Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory for all clients undertaking any trip. It should provide adequate security for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue and loss of luggage. Make sure that your insurance policy covers up to 2500-4200 meters of altitude.

2. Packing List

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun-Cream and Lip Balm with high SPF
  • Hat/Cap
  • T-shirt, Vests and Shirt
  • Fleece/Sweater
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Down Jacket
  • Waterproof Jacket and Trousers
  • Warm Gloves
  • Hiking Boots
  • 3-4 pairs of socks
  • Day pack (30-40 liters)
  • Torch light
  • Water bottle (Minimum 2 liters)
  • Small Hand Towel
  • Sleeping Bag for up to -15 Degree Celsius

3. Guide and Porter

We provide experienced, knowledgeable and honest guide with good communication skills in English language to make your trip wonderful. The guide will provide all the information about the mountains, different histories, cultures, traditions and many more. We will provide 1 porter for 2 people. The porters are helpful as well as strong and will carry a maximum of 25 kgs combined. After giving the best services along with the hard works up in the mountains, guides and porters expect some tips from your side. Tipping culture is very common in tourism sector.

4. Safety Queries

Since it is an adventure sport, there is no doubt about the risks that are involved. Pokhara, being one of the top 5 commercial paragliding destinations in the world, is known for its safe landing and taking-off zones. So, there is not much to worry about regarding the safety.

5. Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 3000 meters. It presents as a collection of nonspecific symptoms, acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, resembling a case of "flu, carbon monoxide poisoning, or a hangover". However, most people can ascend to 3000 meters without difficulty.

Primary Symptoms of Altitude Sickness:

  • Lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Swelling of hands, feet, and face
  • Insomnia
  • Shortness of breath upon exertion
  • Nosebleed
  • Persistent rapid pulse
  • Drowsiness
  • General malaise

Prevention:

Ascending slowly is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Avoiding strenuous activity such as skiing, hiking, etc. in the first 24 hours at high altitude reduces the symptoms of AMS. Alcohol and sleeping pills are respiratory depressants, and thus slow down the acclimatization process and should be avoided. Alcohol also tends to cause dehydration and exacerbates AMS. Thus, Marvel Adventure strictly suggests avoiding alcohol consumption in the first 24–48 hours at a higher altitude.

Guides and porters from Marvel Adventure are very much familiar with this problem due to their experience. All of them are trained with basic medical trainings and hence they definitely can help you.

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