Annapurna Region, TrekkingModerate

Dhampus Trek and Poon Hill Trek

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Quick Inquiry
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Max Elevation:Poon Hill 2775m and Dhampus 1770m
  • Total Duration:2 to 4
  • Dhampus Trek:North West to Pokhara
  • In/Out:Flight or Overland
  • Elevation Starts from:1400m
  • Indicated times:Approx. 5-7 hrs
  • Destination:Dhampus and Poon Hill
  • Itinerary type:Fixed / Customized
  • Geography:Countryside / Small town, Glaciers & cold places, Mountains
  • Special interest:Cultural, Environmental education, Family travel, Nature cruises, Photography, single tour and senior tours, religious/ Spiritual
  • Departure Date:Any time throughout the year except June July

Dhampus and Poonhill trek is one of the exciting trekking routes that are popular among tourists looking for short hikes and yet consisting lots of enjoyable views and adventure experience. Dhampus 1770m, located around 23 km away from Pohara, is a small village populated by Gurung communities. Dhampus also acts as the traditional gateway to several exciting trekking destinations such as Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Base camp, Annapurna Sanctuary, Jomsom, Mustang, Machhapuchhre base Camp, Ghandruk, Ghorepani and Poon hill etc. Dhampus trekking last as short as 2 days, so you can throw in some ascend to Ghorepani and hike to Poon Hill to extend some adventurous feeling which adds some 2 more days.

Poonhill trek is a short and relatively easy trek into the Annapurna region. This trek is suitable for those who do not have much time to spend and old people with a burning desire to observe the beauty of snow-capped mountains.

The trek is moderately tough as you will have to hike through many stone paved spiral stairs that may seem like never-ending. It begins with a drive down to Phedi (45 min) on the road leading to Baglung. Here onwards, the trail winds its way uphill through scenic terraced fields, forests, and picturesque little villages.

Dhampus is located on the crest of a hill and is surrounded by lush woods and acres and acres of fields swaying with millet and corn. The rice terraces on the hillsides add to the charm. It’s as good a representation of Nepal’s lovely mountain villages as any you will find in the country. The highlight of the village is, however, something far greater—the splendid views of the Annapurna range (Annapurna I: 8,091 m; Annapurna II: 7,937 m; Annapurna IV: 7,525 m); and Dhaulagiri (7th highest peak in the world at 8,167 m) and Manaslu (8th highest at 8,156 m). You might think that just being able to see these magnificent mountains is a blessing. However, there’s more. You’ll also be able to see Hiunchuli (6, 441 m), Lamjung Himal (6,586 m), Macchapucchre (6,993 m), and Ganesh Himal (7,446 m).

Outline Itinerary

  • Day-01: Fly to Pokhara and spend night with wonderful Lake side of Pokhara.
  • Day-02: Drive by Car for half an hour to Fedi and trek to Dhampush(1650m)
  • Day-03: Trek to Landruk(1565m) it takes about 4 hours and reach very old village of Annapurna.
  • Day-04: Trek to Chomrong(2170m) This is very pleasant village of the Annapurna because, very close to see Annapurna, Fishtail and several Mountains from your windows.
  • Day-05: Spend double nights here because, it is very special place to spend time.
  • Day-06: Trek to Tadhapani(2630m) It takes about 4 to 5 hours.
  • Day-07: Trek to Ghorepani(2800m)
  • Day-08: Hike up to Poon Hill(3200m
  • Day-09: Trek down to Hille and catch private Jeep to Pokhara.
  • Day-10: Fly out to Kathmandu and process your schedule.
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Detail Itinerary

Day-01: Fly to Pokhara and spend night with wonderful Lake side of Pokhara.

It is second biggest city of Nepal and very peace and quite city and people most like for this for the Lake and several cafes for the foods opportunities and nice and clean city of Nepal.

Day-02: Drive by Car for half an hour to Fedi and trek to Dhampush(1650m)

It takes about 3 hours hike and very nice and wide village of local. This is the summer Hill from Pokhara city and love to spend night with cool and nice views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Mountains views.

Day-03: Trek to Landruk(1565m) it takes about 4 hours and reach very old village of Annapurna.

This is Gurung village of region and people are so kind and welcome every trekkers as special Guests. They prepare their local foods as well and slowly changing as modern and every tea house and Hotels offer western foods as well. Wonderful to see cattle’s, farms and River also locals working very special and traditional ways.

Day-04: Trek to Chomrong(2170m) This is very pleasant village of the Annapurna because, very close to see Annapurna, Fishtail and several Mountains from your windows.

This is very old settlement of this region and feel very high because of close from the high Mountains. We will feel so special to see Mountains from you eyes direct.

Day-05: Spend double nights here because, it is very special place to spend time.

To see the real old village with wonderful views of Mountains, you will feel very special to have more times here than others.

Day-06: Trek to Tadhapani(2630m) It takes about 4 to 5 hours.

This is different experiences settlement of this region because of all tea houses are inside jungle. Annapurna region has several meadows and wonderful forest of Annapurna conservation. This town specially created by ACP for the Tourists development in this region. Annapurna South is very close from your rooms of Hotel and very quite and beautiful views of Jungle settlement.

Day-07: Trek to Ghorepani(2800m)

It is huge blue roofing town of this region and very west part of Annapurna sanctuary and we can see 5th world high Mountain called Dhaulagiri from this town. It has wonderful views point place called Poon Hill and which is very popular to see wide ranges of west Mountains ranges of Nepal.

Day-08: Hike up to Poon Hill(3200m

5 am in the morning because it is important to see the wonderful sunrise with spectacular views of whole Mountain ranges of west Nepal. We just grapes your headlamp and wear warm jackets and 45 minutes hike up to Hill because it is important and tradition for everyone to see this wonderful Hill.

Back to Tea house and with breakfast, we make ready our packing and move further down to Ulleri. This is short down to the next town and spends the night.

Day-09: Trek down to Hille and catch private Jeep to Pokhara.

This is the wonderful trip and relaxes again in beautiful Pokhara.

Day-10: Fly out to Kathmandu and process your schedule.

Cost Includes

1. Service in Kathmandu

  • Kathmandu Airport picks up and drop.
  • Welcome Dinner in Kathmandu with your final brief of the trek
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu cities
  • 2 Nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu @ Tibet Guest House www.tibetguesthouse.com 

During the Trip

  • 3 times, delicious/standard foods except for Alcoholic beverages, bottled, can soft drinks during the treks.
  • Standard hotel/Guest house/Lodge accommodation as per possibilities will be provided during the trek.
  • Permit and conservation Fees of Trekking region.
  • 2 Nights Hotel accommodations in Pokhara @ Hotel Romantica near Lakeside
  • All Local Taxes.
  • Our Sincere Guides service.
  • Kind and honest 2 porters.
  • The salary for the guides & porters.
  • Food for guides & porters.
  • Accommodation for Guides & porters.
  • Insurance for guides & porters.
  • Overland Transportation for Guides & porters.

Cost Excludes

  • Foods in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Alcoholic beverages and Bottled, canned, soft drinks and some essential things during the trek.
  • Needful clothes.
  • Sudden rescue Charge, If in case
  • (Maximum 6000 U.S Dollar Travel Insurance will be enough)
  • Clinical treatment and drugs.
  • Buying personal wanted materials, souvenir, gift etc.
  • Tipping for Guide and Porters at the end.

Our trip to Nepal such a memorable one

I am part of a group of 4 girls who coordinated with Jagat for our 'mini' version of the Annapurna Circuit in early September 2017. We wanted to do the circuit badly but did not have enough time. Jagat and his team came up with a customized itinerary for us to start the trek from Jagat and end at Jomsom which we then flew to Pokhara to take a bus back to Kathmandu. The whole itinerary was very flexible and day to day arrangements can be altered by just communicating with our guide, Gopi. He will come up with the best plan to accommodate our wants and needs. 

From the moment we landed at the airport in Kathmandu to the moment we flew out of Nepal, everything was extremely well taken care of by Jagat and his team. Our guide, Gopi and porters, Raju and Tej (whom we call Dada) were like family to us during the entire trek. They were always checking on us to see if we have enough to eat, enough drinking water or can we cope with the trek. They even offered to carry our day packs when they saw us struggling. In fact, I think at most times, if not all, our interests were placed above theirs. They will go all the way out just to help you if there is anything you need at all on the trek. 

I don't think we'll be able to find another more patient, caring, trustworthy and detailed team of guides and porters. It was our pleasure to be able to trek with them. They had made our trip to Nepal such a memorable one that all of us didn't want the trip to end. Thank you for the great hospitality. I really look forward to visiting and trekking in Nepal again.

I would readily recommend Jagat and his team to anyone planning to trek in Nepal.

Love from Malaysia,

WanLing  

WanLing ,
Malaysia

This was my third trip to Nepal and most enjoyable.

I recently had the great pleasure of climbing Island Peak in the Khumbu, Nepal. Jagat Lama was a passionate and dependable resource for trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. He was on the spot as far as preparation for the trip. This was my third trip to Nepal and most enjoyable. Hiring a light and independent team allowed for a cost-effective, flexible and efficient way to climb in Nepal. His assistance was with me from the airport arrival through to departure. He took care of my every need and allowed me to focus on my goal of the summit of Island Peak. My climbing guide, his brother Lal, was competent, caring and successful. I left Nepal with new friendships. I readily endorse his services and would encourage anybody to go with the Independent Trekking Guides. They are honest, caring and willing to make your holiday the most memorable you have ever had. Please, don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about my experiences in Nepal.
Mark Lui,

It was my dream trip come true.
2010

I am 66 years old and have done a lot of hiking in the USA as well as climbing Mt. Fuji, Orizaba and Iztaacchuatl volcanoes in Mexico. We have hiked to the bottom and back of the Grand Canyon at least 25 times on most of the various trails to the bottom. For me, the crowning trek was to hike in the Himalayan range. We contacted Jagat Lama in Kathmandu, Nepal and signed up for our adventure to hike for two weeks with porters and guides. Our group of friends included three men and three women aged from 60 to 75. I'm sure this would be a daunting task for Jagat and his guides.

We all hiked from Lukla to Namche which was Bill's goal (he's the 75-year-old). One of the guides stayed with Bill, and we continued with the two outstanding guides, Chet and Chandra. These two guides did everything for us; got all of our bags from the porters and put in our rooms, took our menu selections to the cooks, and discussed the plans for the following day. The guides made allowances for some who were having some altitude adjustment issues and gave positive feedback to everyone. They were very patient with all of us and really tried hard to ensure we stayed healthy and happy. I can honestly say that these were two of the best guides weíve ever had. On our hikes, the guides had to work around some of us who liked to take pictures but needed to do some additional acclimation at higher altitude. As a result three of us were able to hike all the way to Mt. Everest base camp. It was like a moonscape. We met the Korean team that was going to climb Everest as soon as the weather looked better. The base camp is awesome with tents all over the place with prayer flags, and ice towers and rocks everywhere.

At 5:00 am we were going to climb Kalapathar (5545m.) When we went out it was snowing and foggy. The weather in the valley is usually clear in the morning, foggy in the afternoon, and big clouds in the later afternoon. Chandra said we should start for Kalapathar as he felt it would clear up - and sure enough, the snow stopped and the sun came out. We made it to the summit in snow and ice.

From this mountain, we took fantastic views of Mt. Everest and Lhotse. We saw an avalanche and heard the cracking sounds coming from the Khumbu glacier. The valley we hiked was very interesting. It surpassed my expectations. I had no idea how many memorials there would be erected for the Everest climbers. It's a sight to see. There were many stupas and monasteries. There are many rock faces that have a Buddha painted or adorned with prayer flags and the rows of prayer wheels to spin. The landscape goes from lush vegetation to flower trees, to pine trees and then the tree line to tundra and almost a moonscape. The children were fun to play with and photograph. As we headed down the valley to Lukla, my wife became sick and we saw that she couldn't hike all the way down. Our great guides arranged for a horse for her to ride so we wouldn't miss our plane. At Lukla, I took my wife to a new, wonderful hospital where she was treated and given medicine. When we reached Kathmandu, there was a strike by the Maoist Communist Party that closed all of the businesses. Jagat again came to our rescue by getting a van and getting us to the airport. He, Chet and Chandra babysat us to make sure we got through the security hassle and on to the right plane. I can't imagine anyone doing anything more or better that Jagat, Chet, and Chandra could have done to make this a wonderful experience that exceeded our expectations. I recommend his services to you if you're planning to go anywhere in Nepal or Tibet. It was my dream trip come true.
Everest Base Camp Trek
Bob Hacken / Catherine L. Bordner,
HOOD RIVER, OREGON 97031 USA

Dreams of trekking in the Himalaya.
May 2010

In April/May 2010 I was part of a group of nine individuals who used Jagat Lama to coordinate our trek to Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp. From taking care of obtaining our TIMS cards on the first day all the way through to seeing us off to the airport in Kathmandu when our trip was finished, Jagat took care of everything. Trust me when I say that there are a lot of details that need tending to in between the two above events. Jagat and his crew exceeded all expectations and made our trip stress free. This fact allows one to concentrate of the arduous task of getting to Base Camp while trusting Jagat and his crew to care of the daily details such as obtaining food and shelter. I highly recommend that you do as I did and have Jagat and his crew work with you to meet your Nepali dreams of trekking in the Himalaya.
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Tom Tracey,
Rose Valley, WA USA

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