Dhampus is a favored quick getaway for locals and tourists from Pokhara and
for good reason. This Gurung village has expansive mountain views and good
accommodation. It is also connected to the road network now and public
transportation is available from Pokhara. (See Getting there section for more
As with most other Gurung settlements in the area, Dhampus too is home of the
famed Gurkhas. There is actually a Gurkha themed Basanta Lodge here, which is
run with military efficiency by an ex-serviceman.
A quick stroll around this pretty village will bring you to small tea gardens
in the slopes, a sacred pond and also the Dhampus Sallim Church!!