About Dhampus Peak Climbing
Dhampus Peak, also known as the Thapa Peak (6012m), is a simple and straightforward peak climbing in the Himalaya of Nepal. Our Dhampus Peak advances to the north-east side of enormous Dhaulagiri Himalayan range and the north-west from the dazzling Pokhara city. Apart from the remote Himalayan wilderness, Dhampus Peak rewards us with diversified vegetation and greeneries of this region making each and every place open to witness the natural beauty. With the closer pictures of Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Tukuche Peak (6902m), we can get bright and magnificent views of Kali Gandaki valley as a whole from the summit. During our Dhampus Peak Expedition, we traverse two of the finest snow covered highest passes namely French Col or Pass (5360m) and Dhampus Pass (522m). The trek to the Dhaulagiri Base Camp itself is an adventure in itself. Along with the natural beauty and the cultural experience during the journey is spellbinding. The Buddhist community of believers alleviating generosity reckons more impact to your Dhampus Peak Expedition.
Our Dhampus Peak Climbing starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Beni. Although this climb requires no prior technical climbing experience but a good physical fitness along with the desire to climb is mandatory. From Beni, we head in a north-west direction through the isolated villages of Babaiya Chaur, Dharapani and to Muri. Muri is the last major settlement along this trail and is completely inhabited by Magar people and its community. Along the trail, we witness the fascinating views of the Annapurna ranges with serene landscapes, pine, and rhododendron forest, waterfalls and hot springs. The climb begins to get tougher after Dobang and Chartare to Pakoban. As we gradually gain altitude to Italian Base Camp, the trail continues on to the glacier section and camps. Moving forward, we reach Dhaulagiri Base Camp from where we can witness the majestic beauty of Himalaya of Dhaulagiri and its surroundings. The trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to Hidden valley is a challenging one. Crossing the difficult glaciers and moraine section we reach French Col and then to Hidden valley. As the trail progresses, we climb up to Dhampus Peak High Camp through Dhampus Pass with proper acclimatization. From high camp, we follow the snowy trail all the way to conquer Dhampus Peak. Return venture securely back to Jomsom through Alu Bari and Marpha. From Jomsom, we take a morning flight back to Pokhara. We assure that you will enjoy your experience at the teahouses, diverse nature, culture and traditional lifestyles of Nepali people such as Gurung, Magars and Thakali. The trip is a combination of remote adventure trekking and climbing in the Himalaya of Nepal.
From the summit of Dhampus Peak, we have a marvelous outlook on more than thirty mountains views like Dhaulagiri I (8163m), Sita Chuchura (6611m), Nilgiri (6940m), Tukche Peak (6920m), Tilicho Peak (7134m), Thorung Peak (6484m), Putha Hiunchuli (7246m), Mukut Himal (6639m), Tangu Peak (6197m), Hongde peak (6556m), Tsarste (6347m).. to quote only a few as well as Dhaulagiri glacier and the deepest gorge of the world, Kaligandaki. The ideal season for climbing Dhampus Peak is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). During our Dhampus Peak Climbing, Annapurna Foothills manages all the required logistics for camping and climbing, professional staffs and Sherpa guides.
Highlights of Dhampus Peak Climbing
- Climbing Dhampus Peak (Thapa Peak, 6012m)
- Crossing the French Col (Pass) and Dhampus Pass
- Witness the magnificent glimpses of Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and 30+ other snowy white peaks
- Explore Italian Base Camp and the Dhaulagiri Base Camp at 4740m
- Observe Gurung, Magar and Thakali villages of endlessly alluring local culture and traditions
- Quaint, Trans – Himalayan journey filled with adventure and exciting activities
- Testify the exquisite backdrop including the fascinating Himalaya
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Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day, you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped towering peaks. After completing the visa formalities in airport, collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives carrying your name on our company’s’ signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. Moving forward, you’ll be taken to your hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Once you reach at hotel, you’ll be welcomed by them as well and after that you can relax in your room.
The Managing Director of our company will be there to meet you in the hotel and provide more information about the expedition. Your dues must be cleared before we proceed on the trip. We will finalize paperwork-permit for your trip and make a final check of your climbing equipment. In case you need additional trekking equipment, you will have a chance to buy it today. Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu Valley are also an option.
After breakfast, we head towards Beni, the starting point for our trek. The drive will last for about 9-10 hours. Beni is the administrative headquarters and has a police check post where they will check your essential permits.
Note: You can fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu which will take about 30 minutes and the Beni will be 3 hours drive from here. Or we can take a Private Jeep option from Kathmandu.
Today, we leave Beni and hike by the side of Myagdi Khola. Passing through few villages and at last a bridge beyond the village to the south bank of the river, we reach near a village of Simalchaur. Eventually, we will be at Babaiya Chaur.
After an early breakfast in morning, we march towards Dharapani today. We hike to Phedi crossing Myagdi Khola as the valley begins to broaden on both sides of river. We pass through the village of Shahashradhara, cross Duk Khola and walk through fields and reach Ratorunga. After a short hike from here, we reach Dharapani where we will stay for the night.
Today, the trail starts climbing in earnest and there will be many switch-backs until you arrive at the ridge and the angle of ascent eases. As the trail progresses, it goes steep up to Muri from where we can witness the spectacular Mt. Dhaulagiri and other neighboring snow capped peaks. Muri is a large village inhabited by Magar people.
From Muri, the trail is easy for first few hours. We hike across a stream and descend to Myagdi Khola and trek along its West Bank to the village of Naural. From here to Boghara, we have to climb a steep path for a couple of hours.
Today, we descend through terraced fields to a small ridge, then through a forest to Jyardan which is believed to be the most isolated settlement in this part. After a long climb, the trail gently descends to a peaceful forest before reaching Dobang.
Today, we witness the west face of Dhaulagiri I (8167m) along the trail. The trail goes up to a forested area. Then we descend to the Myagdi Khola and continue to Chartare. Moving forward, we pass through the forests again and finally cross a stream to Choriban Khola where we will be spending our night.
Today, we lead a trail to the end of ridge of Chhonbarban Glacier. We then enter from the right where we can see the charming Tukche Peak (6,837 m). From here, Italian base camp will be visible in a distance and as we reach Italian Base Camp, we will encounter the glacier; the peaks of Dhaulagiri II III and V to the west. Our campsite will be underneath the west face of Dhaulagiri-I.
To get by with the thin air, we spend a day for proper acclimatization. We explore around the base camp, appreciate the sceneries there and give a good rest to our body today.
Today, we will be stepping on the foothills of worlds’ 7th tallest mountain, Mount Dhaulagiri (8167 m). We trek through icy glaciers path and climb skyward which will be tougher. Once we reach Dhaulagiri Base Camp, we eyewitness the impressive north face of Dhaulagiri I (8,167 m) dominating the skyline to your right and its ranges (Dhaulagiri II, III and V) surrounding the horizon.
Today, we ascend towards French pass (5360m) from where we can see the hidden valley in distance but dazzling. A great landscape opens up from here which will reward you with the glimpse of Mukut Himal, Tashi Kang and Sita Chuchura, which surrounds the Hidden Valley.
We spend another night in Hidden valley for proper acclimatization as our body seeks to cope up with while gaining altitude gradually. We hike around the valley and spend the afternoon giving a good rest to our body.
Today, we climb another adventure Dhampus pass with an altitude of 5250 m overlooking the deep gorge of Kali Gandaki Valley and Annapurna range. Moving on, a steep and rocky climb will eventually leads us to Dhampus High Camp.
We summit the Dhampus Peak (6012 m) today. From the top of the summit, we will be rewarded with astonishing views of Nilgiri and Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Tilicho peak (7134 m), Tukuche Peak (6920m) and other snow white giants. Cherishing our moments up there, we descend down to Alu Bari to stay overnight.
Today, we hike a steep descent down to Marpha (home to many apply orchards and fruit products). Further, we head up the river valley to Jomsom, the administrative headquarters of Mustang district.
An early morning flight of approximately 30 minutes from Jomsom will takes us to Pokhara, the heart of Nepal. Our guide will transfer you to your hotel from the airport. Sightseeing around Pokhara will be an option which includes discovering charming Fewa Lake, World Peace Pagoda, Mysterious Devi’s fall, International Mountain Museum, etc. and walk around Lakeside in the evening.
Early morning, we depart from Pokhara Tourist Bus Station to travel back to Kathmandu. If you are interested in continuing on to Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting adventure or any other tours you can start today.
Option: We have not included the airfare of Pokhara – Kathmandu (USD $125 Per Person). The exciting half hour flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu gives you the feeling of a mountain flight, high in the Himalaya where you can see the Langtang, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. If you chose to travel to Kathmandu by flight, we provide free Airport Drop and Pick up. You need to book this flight before start the trek.
We will accompany you to the International Airport in time to board your flight. Check in at the Kathmandu international airport 3 hours prior to your flight time.
- Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
- Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu ,Three nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
- Accommodation in Pokhara ,One night on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
- Fully Organzied Camping Services during the Trek.
- Trekking and Camping equipments (twin-sharing tents, dining tent, kitchen tent and other necessary equipment during the camping trekking)
- English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
- One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
- Porters: One porter for 2 Trekkers basis.
- Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
- Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
- Thuraya satellite phone for communication with team, it can also be also used for personal calls at extra cost.
- Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
- Annapurna Foothill’s Tshirt.
- Energy Supplies (Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh Fruits on the Trek
- First aid medicine kit.
- Jomsom- Pokhara Airfare for guests and guides
- Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
- All ground transfers in Kathmandu.
- All government and local taxes.
- Your Personal Travel Insurance.
- Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
- Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
- Beverages (hot and cold drinks, mineral water beer).
- Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
- Any personal expenses not mentioned in above services.
- Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.
|Start Date10 Apr, 2023||End Date29 Apr, 2023||Available||US$ 3550|
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Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates.
The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.
We have set dates for departure to the Dhampus Peak Climbing. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin.
We have listed the price up to 08 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 08 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.
Private Trips to Dhampus Peak is possible. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones.
Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the trek. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have a single tent during camping
Dhampus Peak Climbing Packing List:
“There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” Alfred Wainwright
Are you planning your dream trip to the Himalaya of Nepal? Make sure you have packed well for your hiking, trekking and climbing experiences in Nepal. The time period of your visit also determines your packing list. The best trekking seasons for beginning your Dhampus Peak Climbing are spring and autumn. During these seasons, maximum flow of trekkers can be witnessed. Weather during spring (March – May) and autumn (September – November) are likely to be mild with clear blue sky and outstanding mountain views. But nights can get freezing cold at higher elevation. So, packing appropriate clothing, gear, and equipments for your Dhampus Peak Expedition is a must for lifetime memorable trekking and climbing experience in Annapurna region of Nepal.
A strategically way of packing will be keeping in mind that your stuffs will be packed in two bags. One will be the daypack that you carry every day on your trek. Pack your daypack as light as possible by carrying only the essentials so that you can relish your moments in wilderness freely. Pack anything you may need each day during your hike in your daypack. Other bag will be your duffle bag which will be carried by your Porter from the very beginning of your trek till the end.
- Warm beanie hat
- Tubular Headwear (buff)
- Sun Hat or Cap (cap and buff all fit under your hood)
- Polarized Sunglasses with UV protection
- Headlamp (Black Diamond / Petzl) with spare batteries
- Sunscreen with factor 50+
- Upper Body (Core body):
- 3 Light and trekking weight thermal tops
- 3 T-shirts or cool-max trekking shirts
- 1 Fleece Jacket or pull over (Merino, soft shell)
- 1 Waterproof shell jacket with hood (lightweight, breathable)
- 1 Down Jacket
- 2 Thermal base layers (merino or polartec power dry)
- 2 Pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
- 1 Heavy weight hiking trousers (wind proof soft shell for warmth at higher altitude)
- 1 Waterproof/ Rain pants
- 2 Light Hiking shorts
- 2 Fleece Pants
- 4 Under wears (merino)
- 1 Lightweight gloves or liner gloves
- 1 Pair shell gloves (Gore-Tex)
- 1 Waterproof outer glove
- 3 Warm Trekking socks (smart wool)
- 3 Pairs of liner socks
- 2 Pairs of thick/ warm socks
- 2 Thick wool socks to wear at night in lodges
- Trekking Boots (waterproof, ankle support with rigid sole)
- Lightweight Rubber Shoes / Trainers / Trail Runner to wear at the Tea Houses
- 1 Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) 40 - 50 Liters
- 2 Water bottle or camel bag, 1-liter (one with an insulated cover is recommended)
- Large duffle bag (and a lock as the porters will carry this)
- A pair of adjustable Trekking Pole
- Camera with extra battery
- Sleeping bag (- 15 C depending upon trips)
- Sleeping Bag liner
- Ear Plugs
- Portable Solar Charger
- Smart Trekking Watch
Personal First Aid Kit:
Please do note that our trekking guides will be too carrying the first aid kit with them especially for the guests and the entire team as a whole. Still, we suggest the following items to be carried with you while trekking in the Himalaya of Nepal.
- Personal Medication
- Diarrhea Stopper (e.g. Imodium)
- Paracetamol Tablets
- Small Swiss Army knife (which has knife, scissors and tweezers)
- Diamox for altitude (consult your doctor about this)
- Water Purification tablets or drops
- Blister kit / Zinc Tape
- Hand Sanitizer
- Dressing Gauze
- Antibiotic Cream