Dhampus Astangkot Trek - 08 Days

Dhampus Astangkot Trek is a short days trek suitable for all age group. We have 6 Days trek, within these short trip  we can see the wonderful view of Fishtail mountain, Gangapurna, Mardi Himal, Himchuli, South Annapurna, Annapurna III and many other mountains. These region is mainly settled by Gurung and Magars. Gurung are the well known Gurkha soldier in British, Nepali and Indian army. Our short day trek to Dhampus - Astangkot will take you in the lap of the Mountains.



Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing day in Kathmandu (1400m)

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara (830m)and trek to Dhampus (1700m/3hours)

Day 04: Trek to Astangkot (1600m/4- 5hours)

Day 05: Trek to Suikhet (1500m/ 3hours) and then drive to Pokhara (830m)

Day 06: Sightseeing in Pokhara (830m)

Day 07: Fly back to Kathmandu (1400m)

Day 08: Final Departure


                                                 Dhampus Astangkot Trek Elevation Chart

Dhampus Astangkot Trek altitude chart



Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival our representative will be there to receive you in the airport, transfer to hotel. We welcome you with the drinks like tea, coffee, juice and other as per your requirement. Afterwards our representative will give you the details of the trip. Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing Day in Kathmandu
Sightseeing around Kathmandu where your guide will escort you on a tour to the most prominent religious sites, mainly comprising of the shrines reflecting ancient local traditions of the two main religions, viz. "Buddhism" and "Hinduism". You will be visiting the sites enlisted in the UNESCO world’s heritage list like- Pashupatinath Temple (the most revered Hindu Shrine), Swayambunath (the monkey temple), Boudanath (the Maha Stupa) and Patan Durbar Square (historic and monumental city). After this entertaining and informative tour, drive back to the hotel. The remaining half of the day is on your own. You would probably want to kit yourself for the next day’s departure from Kathmandu and the trek that will kick off on the very day. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara (830m) and Trek to Dhampus (1700m/3hours)South Annapurna
Early morning we will drive to Pokhara, on the way we can enjoy the beautiful scenary of nature.From Pokhara we will have half an hour drive to Phedi. From phedi our trek begins where we will be walking  on the steep up route, afterwards we come across the village where the local inhabitants are mostly Gurung and Magar. Following the route of the village we reach to Dhampus.From Dhampus we can see the wonderful view of Fishtail mountain, Gangapurna, Mardi Himal, Himchuli, South Annapurna, Annapurna III and many other mountains. After reaching Dhampus we get a warm welcome from the mother community where they show us their cultural dance. Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 04: Trek to Astangkot(1600m/4 - 5hours)Fishtail Mountain
This day we will be heading towards Astangkot, on the way there comes many ups and down, we have to walk in the steep up route as well as in downhill route, After 4 - 5 hours of trek we reach to Astangkot. From Astangkot we could see the beautiful view of Pokhara valley, Fishtail mountain, Dhaulagiri, Phewatal and Pokhara market.

Day 05: Trek to Suikhet (1500m/3 hours) and drive  to Pokhara
From Astangkot we walk in the steep down route, here we come across to the village called "Suikhet", and ends our trek. It tooks atleast 3 hours to reach Suikhet. From here we will drive to Pokhara lakeside which takes 20 minutes to reach. Rest time we will spent in Pokhara City.

Pokhara VallleyDay 06: Sightseeing in Pokhara (830m)

This day we will visit the Pokhara Valley which has always been the tourist's attraction. We can visit the Lakeside area, Fhewa Lake  from where the view of Fishtail Mountain (Macchapucchre) could be seen clearly and also could visit the island temple in the middle of the lake, we also visit Devi's Fall, Barahi Temple and many more other places
Day 07: Fly back to  Kathmandu
Fly back to Kathmandu.Transfer to hotel, take your time relax as well as to do other activities.

Day 08: Final Departure
Today is your final day in Nepal. It is advisable to reach 3 hours prior to your flight in the airport. A representative of Marron Treks will escort you to the airport for your final departure. If you have extra time or if you wish to extend your trip on rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking etc or any other packages, do let us know.

During Dhampus Astangkot Trek we will accommodate you in 3 star or 5 star hotels like Hotel Royal Singhi (3 star), Hotel Manaslu (3 star), Radisson (5 star), Yak & Yeti (5 star) or similar in Kathmandu City.
In Pokhara City, we accomodate you in 3 star or 5 star hotels like Base Camp Resort (3 Star), Mt. Kailash (3 star) , Fishtail Lodge (5 star) , Shangrila Village (5 star) or similar.

Along the trekking route, there are many Tea House/ Lodges to stay. They provide good services. We will ensure you get the best of the services available so that you enjoy every bit of your trek. 

We arrange the best quality food during the trek as we are concerned about the health of the trekkers as well as the staff members. Basically, we opt for locally available food in the Annapurna Region so that you could a real sense of the culture, living patterns, simultaneously promoting the locally available resources of organic food and beverages. Other than, a wide range of Continental, Chinese, Italian and Indian cuisines like Pizza, Spaghetti, French Fries, Soups, Breads etc are also available for your retreat.
Porter and Staff Care:
We ensure that all the porters and other staffs going to high altitude conditions are provided with adequate clothing and equipments. They are the backbones of a trek.
Best Season:
The month of March-May & September-December is considered as  the best season for Dhampus Astangkot Trek.
Any Experience Required ?
For Dhampus Astangkot Trek no former experience required. Any age group who is physically fit can easily accomplish this trek.
Although the route is flat and of less altitude. A person of any age group, who is physically fit, can opt of it.
Our Guides:
Guides play a very active role during the trek. Marron Treks has experienced and helpful treking guides who make your trip enjoyable as well as productive. Our guides are literate, multilingual speakers, environment conscious and well acquainted to culture, language, location and every single detail pertaining to the Annapurna Region . This would help our trekkers make the most of their trip.
Travel Insurance:
It is advised that you arrange your travel insurance before leaving your homeland. The main thing is to make sure that your insurance covers you for both medical and evacuation costs. In some places it is not necessary but it would be better if you have the travel insurance with you all the time. That would make your trip safe and hassle free.

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Starting Price: $610
Price per person in twin sharing accommodation basis.
Please feel free to contact us for your any special requirements or bigger group deals.
Cost Includes
  • Airport pick-up and drop service
  • KTM PKR KTM Airfare with guide
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on BB basis as per itinerary
  • Ground transportation as per the itinerary
  • Farewell dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program
  • All trekking accommodation costs according to itinerary
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Personal insurance for crew members
  • Salary of the trekking guide and porters
  • ACAP Permit and TIMS fees
Cost Excludes
  • Entry fees and other expenses for sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch & dinner expenses arising before or after the trekking period
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation
  • International airfare
  • Tipping (Tip)
  • Bar bills & beverage
  • Other personal expenses
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the 'Cost Includes' section above

Needless to say that kitting and stuffing yourself out for a trek is almost a herculean task which keeps you mulling and often gets you overwhelmed. But at the mercy of the renting outlets sprouting in every visible corner in Kathmandu, preparing for trekking in Nepal these days is almost tantamount to equipping yourself for a weekend backpacking trip. Most of the heavy and expensive items are easily available on rent, so you don’t actually have to travel Nepal with a cartload of gears. We have endeavored to formulate a categorical checklist that gives you a tentative idea regarding the gears and accessories mandatory for you during the trek. The list could vary depending upon the kind of trek you pursue, the terrain, weather conditions and time of the year. For instance, you don’t need the camp-trek equipments when you are on a tea-house trek. This listing below simply serves as a guideline and you can always have your own checklist. It is always preferable to pack light and the key to this is to carry the gears and accessories that have multidimensional uses.
CLOTHING (Core & Lower body)
Water-proof (breathable fabric) jacket, Poncho or Umbrella Equipment Photo
Hard shell pants (breathable fabric- 1 set), preferably that zips from top and bottom which can be worn over boots without getting undressed, in case of abrupt weather changes
Fleece jacket or Pullover
Fleece windcheater jacket
Down jacket or a Down vestDown jacket
T-shirts (2 – 3) and Long-sleeved shirts with collars ( 2- 3 pairs)
Nylon (cotton ought to be strictly avoided) hiking shorts ( 2- 3 pairs)
Hiking trousers- one that is detachable from the knees so that the it can be folded up as shorts ( 2- 3 pairs)
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Thermal underwear as well as synthetic underwear (3 -4 each – avoid cotton)
Synthetic sport brassieres for women (2 pairs- avoid cotton)
Head/Eyes & Hand Gears
Sun hat/cap
Woolen hat or Balaclava
Sunglasses/Goggles (preferably the one with 100% UV protection)
Liner, Synthetic or Thin wool gloves (1 -2 pair)
Warm gloves (designed to the shield the sub-zero temperatures)- 1 pair
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Trekking boots (1 pair) and spare laces
Running shoes, Sandals or Thongs (flip-flops)- 1 pair each
Hiking gaiters (1 pair) to do away the rocks, dusts and moist feet
Liner socks- preferably synthetic (3 – 4 pairs)
Heavy or wool blend socks (3 – 4 pairs)
Duffle bag (will be provided by Marron Treks as a complimentary gear and you needn't return it )
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Pack cover (to protect your gears from getting wet)
Day sack/Nylon stuff sack
Sleeping Bag/ Silk liner (will be provided by Marron Treks but should be returned after the trip)
Water bottle
Good head torch along with spare batteries and bulbs
Maps, compass and a guide book
Trekking poles
Miscellaneous Bits
The items below could seem trivial, but if you don’t have them, you might just find
Equipment Photo
 yourself sticky and stinky, which isn’t actually good for you!
Quick-drying camp towel
Detergent powder/bar
Toilet paper
Sunscreen Lotion (SPF 20+) & Lip balm
Pocket knife
Sewing/Repair Kit (for tent & mattress)
Emergency kit including a whistle, waterproof match/lighter
Padlocks for bags and lodge rooms
Stuff sacks
It is important that you can include the medicines prescribed by your doctor. Below is just the generic list of medications. We advice you to always consult your travel doctor as you might be resistant or allergic to some medicines 
Anesthetics (Ibuprofen/Aspirin)
Broad spectrum antibiotics tablets
Metronidazole and Antacids (for diarrohea /indigestion)
Broad spectrum ointments (Neosporin/ Clotrimazole/Gentamicin)
Antiseptic liquids (Dettol/Savlon)
Assorted band-aids
Small gauge pad
Roll of adhesive tape
Iodine tablets
Optional Carry
Nothing hard and fast about carrying the items in this list as they are not the basics. Yet, though not all, if you still manage to squeeze in some of these items on your carry, you will not regret as they might just come handy during the trek
Camera, memory card and battery charger
GPS unit Altimeters
Pee bottle for men (leak proof/wide mouth) & Pee funnel for women
Books and magazines



Departure Date

Marron Treks has developed fixed departure dates for all the trekking areas.We operate group treks as well as individual treks as per your convenience.Choose your best available date from below and book your trip now.

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