Dhampus Peak Climbing in Nepal

24 Days
Nepal
2
Strenuous
  • Trip Code: Dhampus Peak Climbing
  • Trip Type: Camping/Lodges
  • Max. Altitude: 6012m
  • Travel Mode: Surface

Dhampus Peak is also known as Thapa Peak located in between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. This peak is technically straight forward that offers splendid view of the whole upper Kaligandaki.

From summit of this peak you will  have magnificent view of over thirty different peaks between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range with the close view of Tukuche and Dhaulagiri.

Dhampus Peak Climbing  is an excellent opportunity for climbers wanting to achieve the less reached Dhampus Peak while exploring the Annapurna and Mustang region’s rich flora and faunas.

Overview
Trip Code Dhampus Peak Climbing
Trip Duration 24 Days
Trip Type Camping/Lodges
Trip Grade Strenuous
Min Group Size 2
Max Altitude 6012m
Trip Start Kathmandu
Trip End Kathmandu
Best Season Mar-May & Sep-Nov
Transportaion Surface
Meals All meals during the trekking & Climbing, Rest of part bed and breakfast
Acommodation Lodges in Trekking, Climbing Camping & Hotels rest of Parts.
Itinerary

On arrival in Kathmandu Airport, you would be met and received by our representative & transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

After breakfast proceed for city tour of Kathmandu visiting Durbar Square, complex of palaces, courtyard and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, use to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. In the afternoon visit the Swoyambunath Stupa and Patan City. Swoyambhunath Stupa, atop the hillock is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal enlisted in the World Heritage Site. Patan City is an enchanting melange of palace buildings, artistic courtyard and former palace complex. One remarkable monument here is a 16th century temple dedicated to the Hindu God Lord Krishna, built entirely of stone

From Pokhara we will take another scenic drive towards Beni – the starting point of our trek. From here we start our trek following the trail that passes through beautiful terraced farmlands, several cultural and traditional villages before reaching Tatopani.

From Tatopani we will continue to follow the trail that goes along the Myagdi Khola and pass through many villages inhabited mainly by Chhetri and Gurung tribes communities of Nepal. We will continue on our route by crossing the suspension bridge before ascending gradually to reach Dharapani.

From Dharapani we follow a rather easy trail passing through terraced fields of rice and wheat, traditional villages with scenic mountain views along the way. We continue our trek by soon crossing a suspension bridge above Dhara Khola, and from there we begin to climb towards Muri village – a Magar community based village.

Leaving Muri, we will follow the trial that descends down a rather steep slope and then crossing the suspension bridge over the Muri Khola. From there we will continue to trek through the dense bamboo forest and typical farmhouses. We will follow the north route where the valley finally widens as we emerge to the open fields before reaching Boghara.

From Boghara we will follow the trail that goes along the west bank of Myagdi Khola and through the lush sub tropical forest towards Lipshe. From there our trek continues passing through traditional villages where we can get a glimpse of villagers trying to collect honey from high above the trees and hills. We follow the trail through the forest to reach Dobang where there are several tea houses with good camping sites.

From Dobang the route heads through dense rhododendron and bamboo filled forest. We then cross Myagdi Khola over the brigde, and follow the trail that goes along the east bank of the Myagdi Khola. Following the deep lush forest we head gently towards Sallaghari.

We follow the trail through the dense rhododendron, pine and birch trees before climbing up to a open area on the lateral moraine. Heading little further we arrive at the Italian Base Camp from where we can see the up-close west view of Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m.

As acclimatization is very important in the higher altitudes, today we take a day rest for acclimatizing before climbing up to higher altitude towards Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Besides, exploration around Italian Base Camp can be of good idea while we have a day off.

Glacier camp is situated between Italian Base Camp and Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Our trail descends steeply down towards the icy glacier. Following the trail here is very challenging and difficult, so we need to be well equipped with ropes, crampons and other equipments. After crossing the glacier we will continue our walk along the moraine on the left side of Chonbarden gorge. Following the narrow trail we head towards Glacier Camp for the overnight camping.

Acclimatization is very crucial especially when gaining higher altitudes. Today we will take a rest day at Glacier camp for acclimatization because ascending from Italian Base Camp 3660m to Dhaulagiri Base Camp 4740m can result in altitude sickness and generate difficulty in health conditions. It is very necessary for us to keep ourselves healthy and fit before we continue further up in the high altitudes.

From Glacier camp we will follow a rough trail that along the moraine which is often snow covered and icy. Carefully moving our steps, one at a time slowly we continue our walk over the glacier and head towards Dhaulagiri Base Camp.

Another day rest is crucial at Dhaulagiri Base Camp for acclimatization before crossing the French Pass 5360m. Besides, Dhaulagiri Base Camp offers the best view of Dhaulagiri 8167m, Dhaulagiri II 7751m, Dhaulagiri IV 7618m, Tukuche Peak 6920m and other surrounding high peaks. Hence, exploration around the area can be worthwhile.

Today we start early following the trail that crosses over to the left of the upper Chonbarden glacier. We continue to climb a steep uphill towards the lateral moraine ridge with inspiring views of Dhaulagiri I and Tukuche Peak. Then we make a final ascent for the crossing of the challenging French Pass 5360m. We approach towards the top of the pass where multi colored prayer flags dances with the wind. Stunning view of Dhaulagiri 8167m, Tukuche Peak 6920m, Mukut Himal 5970m, Sita Chuchura 6611m, Tashi Kang 6386m and other high peaks surely offers a lifetime achievement. After spending quality time at the French Pass we continue our trail by descending through moderate snow slopes. After a long descent we follow our trail that leads to the hidden valley.

Leaving Hidden valley we follow our trail that heads through alpine vegetation and magnificent views of surrounding high peaks. We will continue our trek until we arrive at a good camping site which is considered as Dhampus Peak Base Camp. As soon as we arrive, we will set up our camps and make preparation for our further climb.

Today we will spend our day at the base camp for acclimatization. Being physically fit and mentally well is the best way to achieve our target Dhamus Peak summit.

From here we continue to follow the trail that ascends gradually through and over glaciated mountain passes to finally arrive at High Camp. After arriving we will set up our camps and make final preparation of ropes, crampons, harness, ice axes and other necessary climbing equipments before our final climb to the summit. We will have to restore as much energy as we can for the successful climb to the summit of Dhampus Peak.

Fully equipped and properly acclimatized we start early for the climbing of Dhampus Peak summit. With proper guidance we will follow the footsteps of our experienced climbing experts and overcoming several technical sections we head for the summit. Once at the summit we are rewarded with great views of Annapurna I,II,III and IV , Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri South and North, Tilicho peak, Tukuche Peak and other snow topped peaks. After spending quality time at the top we will gradually descend back to reach back to the base camp.

Having achieved our target, we will follow the trail that climbs up a moderate snow slope towards the crossing of Dhampus Pass at 5240 meters. After successfully crossing the pass we will make a steep descend entering into the world’s deepest gorge – Kali Gandaki Valley. We will make a rather long traverse across the snow which usually takes around four hours before descending further down towards Yak Kharka.

Today we follow the trail that descends from Yak Kharka for a rather long time before reaching the village of Marpha – the Apple Garden. From Marpha we walk an easy trail heading towards Jomsom. Jomsom is an important hub for Mustang and Upper Mustang Treks with the airstrip, abundance of tea houses and services. This is a celebration day after successfully accomplish Dhaulagiri High Pass Trek with NGT Team. Evening enjoy with NGT Team.

We will take an early morning short and scenic flight from Jomsom to reach Pokhara. Pokhara is home to thick forest, emerald lakes and a place of remarkable natural beauty. The reflection of the Machhapuchre (Fish-Tail) Himal over the serene Fewa Lake makes this place truly magical. Besides, visiting sacred places and sightseeing around the city in Pokhara could be a good way to spend your day at Pokhara.

Finally, it’s time to bid farewell to the Khumbu region of Nepal. The Sherpas will take your luggage to the airport and other airport formalities will be taken care of by the guides allowing you to enjoy your last breakfast in the Khumbu region. Once the aircraft arrives, you can directly board the plane and fly back to Kathmandu. A private vehicle depending on your group size will be awaiting your arrival in the airport. Your guide will then escort you to the hotel.

After Breakfast transfer to airport for your next destination.

Service Includes/Excludes

Tour Cost Include:

» Accomodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast
» Permit fee of Peak
» Equipment: Trekking tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table and chairs, Mattresses during the trekking & Peak climbing period
» Food: Food for trekking & Peak climbing( Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
» Climbing Rope
» Climbing tents for Base camp and high camp
» Staff: 1 Base Camp Guide, 1 Cook, 1 Kitchen, 1 climbing guide & necessary porters
» all transportation by car/ van/ bus
» Accomodation in Pokhara with Breakast
» Trekking crews of insurance
» Trekking allowance, food allowance for trekking crews
» Our service charge
» Airpot pick up and drop

 

 Tour Cost Exclude:
» Personal climbing equipment
» Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
» Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
» Emergency Rescue evacuation
» Trekking Sleeping bag
» Personal expenses
» Tipping (Tips)
» Bar bills and beverage
» Departures taxes
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