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.