The main benefits of this trekking is that, you can enjoy really the Himalayan views with sunset and sunrise. And also help to burn some fats and sugars making you healthy along the way. You can also enjoy scenic drive along the way with different villages and variety of ethnicity of people.
Trekking Group Size
We organize hiking to Dhampus for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek/hike leader. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.
Experience and Health Requirements
Dhampus Hiking is considered a easy trek suitable for anyone. No technical skills or use of crampons are required for this trekking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this and any hiking/trekking.
Trekkers as well as hikers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Sunrise Adventure Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.
Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking/Hiking will be arranged at lodges and Standard hotels. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities.
Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during Australian Camp trekking/hiking. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Sherpa food, and Tibetan food to all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian). Unlike other trekking companies, Sunrise Adventure Trek allows trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotel / lodges in the hike to Australian Camp When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.
As Dhampus Hiking is an easy trail, acclimatization is not necessary. But If anyone feels dizzy, suffer palpitation or severe headaches and loss of appetite, he / she will be moved to the lower altitude immediately or arrange the helicopter rescue in the severe case of AMS and the client has to pay for it.
Equipment and Packing List
A short list of clothe is enough for this hike. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.
- T – shirts
- Hiking shorts
- Full sleeves shirts
- Long light weight cotton pants
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
- Sun hat
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal).
- Hiking boots
- Thin, lightweight inner socks.
- Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter )
- Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag )
- Water bottle
- Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries
- Personal medicine box
- Sunglasses with UV protection.
- Books, dairy, pen, walkman and any other game instruments
Toiletries and Personal Hygiene
- Quick drying small towel
- Toothbrush / paste
- Face and body moisturizer
- Sun block for lips
- Tissues / toilet rolls
- Wet wipes
- Feminine hygiene products
- Anti bacterial hands wash
Trek Leader(s) and Staff
All our trek leaders are well experienced who have knowledge of every corner of Dhampus Hiking. Their in-depth knowledge about culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream of successful trek a enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one.
For Dhampus Hiking, no extra equipments are not necessary. So, porter are not necessary. But to inform you, we are strongly committed to the porters rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.
Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Dhampus are Spring (March – May) and Autumn (mid Sept. – mid Dec. ) if you are looking for nice views of clear mountain. This trek can be done in any month except January and February as it is too much cold.