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Dhampus trek

Trip Overview

Dhampus trek - 3 days walking The trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests and past waterfalls where you can stop to cool yourself. Around every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of  Dhampus trek. During Dhampus trek, you pass through different Gurung, Magar and Brahmin villages where you get an insight into their cultural, social practices. In a short period, you can experience the colourful culture of these people and most of all you meet Buddhist and Hindus living in harmony and peace. The main occupations are agriculture, animal husbandry, tourism business and people serving in Gorkha and Indian regiment. Dhampus trekking is a short colourful foray into the Annapurna region. The trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests and past waterfalls where you can stop to cool yourself. Around every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek.

Itenerary

Walking Duration: 5 Hrs. When we reached to Pokahara our journey starts, after having breakfast we drive to Phedi 30 min. and follow the stone staircases through the beautiful dense forest. The trail continues through the typical villages and terraces rice field that offers the awesome view of holy 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 local Lodge.
Walking Duration: 7 Hrs. The early part of the trek is gradual ascend for almost an hour up to Deurali (2100 m.) which passes through oak and mixed forests with splendid views of Manaslu, Annapurna ranges and Mardi Himal. Leaving Deurali, you begin to trek steep downwards to reach Tolkha (1840 m.), a beautiful Magar and Gurung village. To reach the next destination Landruk, a village inhabited by mostly Gurung and few Brahmins the trail is gradual descent passing through terraces and few settlements. Now the steep descent trail moves downwards to Modi Khola river and crossing iron bridge you follow steep uphill to reach Ghandruk. There are many lodges, Gurung museum and traditional houses made of stone slabs.Overnight at local Lodge.
Walking Duration: 5 Hrs. Driving duration: 1.20 Hrs. Early morning You can enjoy from here is Annapurna South (7229 m.), Hiunchuli (6441 m.), Annapurna III (7755 m.), Glacier dome (7200 m.) and Fishtail (6997 m after breakfast you descend through Kimshe to Shaulo Bazaar. From here your trail goes quite flat until you retrace back to Birethanti. You need to walk almost half an hour to get to Nayapul. Drive from Nayapul to Pokhara.Overnight at hotel.

What is Included?

    • Nepal 3 star standard hotels with breakfast in Pokhara.
    • Tea house (Lodge) accommodation.
    • All meals (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner).
    • Tea Coffee (3 times a day).
    • A professional Trekking Guide and Porter (Helper) and Assistant Guide(Above 5 pax)
    • All food, drinks, Lodge, salary, Insurance, medical equipment, all transport for Trekking Staff.
    • Trekking Permit (TIMS).
    • Land transportation (Pokhara-Phedi & Nayapul-Pokhara)
    • Annapurna conservation Area Permit (ACAP)
    • Down Jacket, a sleeping bag, Flease liner and a duffel bag.
    • All government taxes

What is Excluded?

    • Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, and cold drinks), cigarettes, client’s personal insurance, and any kind of unforeseen expenses.
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Tips for Guide Porter & Driver (Tips are not compulsory but expected)
    • Anything that is not mentioned in Inclusion

Equipment Checklist

General

1.   Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trek).
2.   Duffel bag or Rucksack and suitcase ((Optional/duffel bag we can provide one if you need it
      but is to be returned after the trek.
3.   Daypack.
4.   Down Jacket only if you are travelling in the cold season i.e January, Feruary, November and
      December (Optional/we can  provide if you need one but is to be returned after the trek).

Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes

1.   Sun hat.
2.   Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears .
3.   Goggles or sunglasses for sunbeam, dust and wind.
4.   Headlamp.
5.   Some people like ear-muffs; These are optional; a good hat, balaclava, and hooded jacket
      should really be sufficient, but this is a personal choice for some people (optional).
6.   A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it and is for
      cold season (optional).

Hand

1.    Golves( not  too warm  and not light ).

Core Body

1.   T-shirts
2.   Shirts
3.   Fleece jacket or pullover.
4.   Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
5.   Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
6.   women sports bras, Synthetic, no cotton.

Lower Body – Legs- Feet

1.    nylon hiking shorts - Quick drying type, not cotton.
2.    Underwear, stay away from cotton (4).
3.    Lightweight long underwear - Capilene or other synthetic.
4.    soft shell pants - synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
5.    Trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts...
6.    Cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).
7.    All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture
       resistant plastic bags.
9.    pairs heavyweight socks to be worn over liner socks preferable for a cold season. 10.2 pair light
       weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail.
11.  light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots.
12.  pair light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu.
13.  pair sandals (Optional).

Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However, we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well).

1.   Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude-related headaches.
2.   Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
3.   Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhoea.
4.   Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness.      
      Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
5.   1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, band-aids,
      some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. Your guides will have more extensive medical
      gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

Miscellaneous :

1.   Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies).
2.   Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in KTM just in case if you need to
      change the date of your).
3.   Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
4.   Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your
      neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having
       to stop and look for it.
5.   Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses
      its' effectiveness over time.
6.   Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
7.   Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
8.   Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid
      hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
9.   2 bandanas.

Optional

1.   1 pair adjustable trekking poles. Although these are listed as optional, these can be of great
      assistance to people who may think of themselves and generally clumsy or with bad knees,
      ankles, etc, especially when going downhill (Optional).
2.   Favourite snack foods.
3.   Paperback books, cards, mp3 player (there are a couple of stops where you could recharge.
      Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember,
      keep these items lightweight.
4.   Binoculars.
5.   1 lightweight point & shoot camera or 1 large SLR. Digital cameras are ok,
      but you must keep the batteries warm when not in use.
6.   Hydration bladder with a drinking tube and tube insulator.
7.   A pee bottle for men and pee funnel for a woman, some swear by them to avoid
      that chilly late night trip.

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