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    Dhampus Peak Climbing

    Dhampus Peak Climbing

    • Destination
    • Durations
      14 days
    • Max. People
    • Trip Mode
      In Hotels and local nice lodge with camping.
    • Climbing Grade
      PD + ‘Per Difficule’ French, Swiss Alpine Climbing Systems.
    • Trek-Climb area
      Nepal North Mid-West around Mustang district.
    • People / Culture
      Populated by high Thakali tribes with ancient culture and traditional life of Buddhism religion.
    • Mode of Transport
      Exciting drives from Kathmandu with scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu.


    • Easy to climb with the pleasure of natural beauty.
    • Amazing views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain range from the top of Dhampus Peak.
    • To witness the culture-enriched villages with local festivals and traditions.
    • Heart-charming hospitality of local villagers.
    • Immersion in the Gurung culture and engage with the local communities as we pass by.
    • The outstanding scenery of Kaligandaki.
    • The least climbed peak owing to its remote and isolated zone.
    • The fun of trekking adventure along with the enjoyment of peak expedition in the far north-west region of Nepal.
    • The amazing mountain flight from Jomsom Valley to Pokhara.
    • The climbing route starts near Pokhara, offering a scenic gateway to the Annapurna and Dhampus Peak.
    • Dhampus Peak offers an undisturbed and less crowded climbing experience compared to other Himalayan Peaks.
    • Learn to gain basic mountaineering skills.

    Dhampus Peak Climbing 14 days

    Dhampus Peak Climbing 14 days

    Dhampus Peak, also known as Thapa Peak, is a mountain located in the Dhaulagiri mountain range, lying west of the Annapurna mountain range. It stands at a height of 6012 meters and is often combined with the Dhaulagiri circuit and Annapurna circuit trek. The climbing route often starts from the beautiful city of Pokhara and leads towards the Mustang and Annapurna regions, which are enriched with varieties of flora and fauna. The trekking in these regions before the Dhampus expedition is filled with the route of rhododendron trees in different colors.

    The whole duration of trekking and climbing on this route and the Dhampus expedition takes around two weeks. Climbing Dhampus Peak is a mixture of adventure with natural beauty and cultural exploration and, overall, a memorable experience.

    Despite its height, the peak is relatively easy to climb, with a route that takes you through stunning natural surroundings and villages inhabited by different ethnicities with unique cultures and traditions. Generally, the settlements in the trekking route is popular with the Thakali tribe of Buddhism religion.

    Being an easy peak to climb, it doesnot need any specialized climbing skills. Hence, the peak can be a great opportunity for beginners who dream of climbing mountains. Having said that, good physical fitness and a strong desire to climb the peaks is needed to succeed in Dhampus Peak climbing. The trek is filled with natural scenarios, and the warmth of morning sunlight on a pleasant mountain day powers the heart to expedite the Dhampus Peak.

    Best Seasons for Dhampus Peak Climbing:

    The best time to embark on the journey of Dhampus Peak climbing is during the months of April to May or October to November. These are the favorable months for those who are planning a mountain expedition. The mountain weather generally in these months is vivid and pleasant. During October, the festive color is widespread in Nepal, which adds joy and enjoyment to the trip.

    Spring and autumn are the best seasons for climbing Dhampus Peak. There’s a clear sky, vivid landscapes, and a suitable temperature to the summit. The stable weather in this season provides an ideal environment for high-altitude climbing. Generally, the risk of rain or snow, which may disturb the expedition, is reduced. Climbing in the cold winter season is not suggested because of heavy rain and snowfall, which makes the trail slippery and more challenging.

    Below are the reasons to suggest the Spring season:

    • Clear weather.
    • Stability of the weather.
    • Open skies.
    • Mild temperature.
    • Reduced Avalanche risk.
    • Snow stability.
    • Green forests and blooming flowers.
    • Maximum summit routes.
    • Post-winter season.

    Below are the reasons to suggest the Autumn season:

    • Extended daylight hours.
    • Weather stability.
    • Reduced snowfall
    • Moderate temperature.
    • Beautiful scenery.
    • More quiet routes.
    • Easy road conditions.
    • Comfortable campings.
    • Wildlife experience.
    • Day01

      Reach Kathmandu via various international airlines and transfer to hotel

      After your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) from your respective home countries, you are received by our staff and guided. They transfer you to the respective hotels of Kathmandu, where you can get refreshed from a hangover. It's better if you join the rest of the travel members. Our guide briefs you about the travel details like the food, route, accommodations, and many more.

      Enjoy your evening with the taste of typical Nepali food in traditional as well as aesthetic Nepali restaurants. Have fun camping in the nice lodge and take a good nap. Dream of a beautiful Dhampus trip that’s on the way from the next day.

    • Day02

      In Kathmandu with optional tour and preparation for trek and climb.

      Kathmandu elevation: 1,400 meters/ 4,600 feet

      The next day, you can have an optional tour at the places of your interest in Kathmandu. You can explore the beauty of Kathmandu and visit its world heritage sites. After a few hours of visit, you get back to your hotel.

      You can prepare for the upcoming trek in the Annapurna region and take precautions for the Dhampus climb. While preparing for the upcoming trek, you can visualize yourself on the hike and note the feeling you get from that imagination. Other essential preparations like a hiking pack, footwear, plenty of food and water, a first-aid kit, navigation tools, etc. should be carried.

    • Day03

      Drive to Pokhara 860 m - 06 hours.

      Pokhara elevation: 827 meters/ 2,713 feet

      The next morning starts with a lovely drive in the vehicle that relies on the number of people involved in the journey. Generally, we take a bus. The drive drives you out of the Kathmandu Valley to more cooler places that comes up with views of the Himalayas.

      The drive starting from the busy roads of Kathmandu, goes through the farm villages, ultimately reaching Pokhara city. A 6-8 hours trip from Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus is fascinating. The road trip carries the greater experience of witnessing a beautiful outside scenario.

    • Day04

      Drive to Marpha 2,675m via Beni and Tatopani 1,100m - 5 hours.

      Beni elevation: 899 meters/ 2949 feet

      Tatopani elevation: 1,200 meters / 3,937 feet

      Marpha elevation: 2,670 meters / 8,760 feet

      Having a nice stay in Pokhara, the journey continues forward. Beyond the valley towards West, we come to reach at Beni. The distance between Beni and Mrapha is 50.7km. We reach Marpha following the route of Tatopani. It takes around 6-7 hours, to cover a travel distance. The road conditions are primarily revised for better and smooth travel.

      Tatopani is known for the natural hot springs as tatopani implies hot water in Nepali. We drive past the world’s deepest gorge, i.e. the Kali-Gandaki river and make our way out towards the Marpha valley. Finally, after an hours of drive, we arrive Marpha, a beautiful village in Mustang at an altitude of 2650m. It is a place where heritage and modernity coexist, where the locals preserve the heritage while the visitors invite modernity. The village is famous for apple production, having widely spread apple orchards.

    • Day05

      Yak Kharka 4890 m - 06 hours.

      Yak Kharka elevation: 4,000 meters / 13,123 feet

      Kharka generally refers to the grazing pastures for Yak. We follow the path of the Annapurna circuit, looking at the stunning mountain views and diverse landscapes of the Annapurna region. The trek involves ascending from the Marpha valley and passing through the Tukuche and Larjung villages.

      Yak Kharka is a stopover before embarking in our onward journey. Yak Kharka is reached by crossing the dense, steep forests and finally reaching the wide open space. This is where we can spend quality time watching over the busty Yak grazing on the Kharka. When the moon comes out, you can enjoy the evening view of the area. At this open, wide space, we set out our tent and spend a cozy night camping. This is the first night we sleep in a tent with warm sleeping bags.

    • Day06

      Hidden Valley 4900 m via Dhampus pass 5250 m - 05 hours.

      Dhampus Pass elevation:5,200meters / 16,913 feet

      Hidden Valley elevation: 4,900 meters / 16,076 feet

      The journey is expanding from following the route from Marpha to Yak Kharka and beyond to the hidden valley via Dhampus Pass. This signifies the segment of the Annapurna Circuit trek in Nepal. Once we pass through this high mountain pass, the Dhampus Pass, then we gradually descend into the Hidden Valley.

      Hidden Valley is an amazing place surrounded by the white mountain Peaks. The trek provides a breathtaking view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. It has a very difficult topography consisting of high-altitude land structures. Likewise, the weather here varies, for which we have had preparations. We can also take other necessary information about the trek from local guides.

    • Day07

      At Hidden Valley preparation for the climb of Dhampus/Thapa peak.

      In order to ensure safe and entertaining climb, climbing Dhampus Peak needs to be taken into varities of considerations. As we already have the trekking and climbing permit, there is no any problem to it. Moreover, we have our support staff who can assist with the navigation and safety of the climb. Cardiovascular training is given prior to the climb of Dhampus Peak.

      We make sure that all the climbing equipment, like helmets, harnesses, appropriate clothing, and climbing gear, are in the best condition. We provide you with basic mountaineering skills, and you need to familiarize yourself with the rope work and dealing with the ice and snow. You need to be aware of the proper gear, like the helmet, ice axe, harness, and proper clothing.

      We plan our camping locations with sufficient supplies of food and water. We finalize our preparations here and review the safety of procedures taken so far and those that will be taken in the future. We ensure that everyone is ready for the summit push.

    • Day08

      Trek to Dhampus / Thapa peak High Camp - 04 hours.

      Dhampus elevation: 1,750 meters / 5,741 feet

      Trekking to Dhampus is usually a short trek in the Annapurna region. We’ll trek to Dhampus Base Camp, which is the starting point to climb to the Dhampus Peak. We need to spend some time accommodating at the Dhampus base camp to adjust our body at the higher altitude.

      Establishing a high camp for the Thapa Peak involves proper planning and contingencies. We set out our high camp at a suitable location, considering the safety of the climber’s unit and the accessibility of resources. You can capture the beauty of the high camp and enjoy the surrounding views of peaks. The lighting during sunrise and sunset can be mesmerizing.

      Camp at high altitude with clear skies makes it best for stargazing. You can take time to unwind and enjoy the tranquility. Meditate in nature or simply enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the high camp. You can share your so far experiences with fellow climbers, exchanging stories, tips, and hurdles, as such, you can make new friends.

    • Day09

      Climb Dhampus Peak and return to base camp at hidden valley.

      The climb from Dhampus base to the Dhampus peak involves elevated structures. The ascent requires the mountaineering equipment like ropes, ice axes etc. While climbing the Dhampus Peak at an altitude of around 6,012 meters (19721) feet, proper accommodation is required to avoid the risk of altitude-related problems. Our guide will help you find the route and assist in other safety measures, so peacefully carry on the ascend.

      Once you reach the summit, you will be blessed with a wide-ranged view of Himalayan peaks. The Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges as seen from the top of Dhampus Peak, is mind-blowing. The remote site of Dhampus Peak takes you away from the hustle and provides with the sense of peace. You can connect your heart with those snow-capped mountains.

    • Day10

      Reserve day in case of bad weather.

      Reserving a day for bad weather must be considered while trekking or mountaineering. The weather at the higher altitudes is rather unpredictable. Such weather conditions can affect the expedition plan. The contingency day is added as a strategic plan that is preferable near the summit or either in the critical situation faced at the climb.

      If the weather allows us to proceed further, then we go for it but if not, having a spare day enables us to wait and continue in a better environment to climb. In case, the weather doesn’t improve, we may need to adjust our route, descend to lower altitudes, or even modify the overall expedition plan.

    • Day11

      Trek to Marpha 2,630m via Yak Kharka 4,915 m - 06 hrs.

      The trek to Marpha back from Yak Kharka is to retrace the steps Along the circuit of the Annapurna trail. We need to descend from Hidden Valley back to Yak Kharka at first. The same route is taken while returning back. You can enjoy the scenery in reverse as you descend.

      As you had to climb up the steep hills while ascending toward the Hidden Valley, now you have to walk down through the inverted hills of green forests and rhododendrons blooming all around. Following the steep and narrow downward mountain routes, you ultimately reach Marpha Village. Stay in the Marpha village is the last overnight stay in the high altitudes of the Himalayan zone.

    • Day12

      Drive to Jomsom 2,715 m - 30 mins

      Jomsom elevation: 2,713 meters / 8,900 feet

      The drive from Marpha to Jomsom can involve crossing through the Kali Gandaki Gorge. The beautiful drive along the charming nature of Mustang Valley can sometimes be windy. Such weather conditions and roads may affect the travel time. Along the way, we pass through white hues mountains and traditional villages. The drive is at a significant altitude of the Himalayas, so you need to be hydrated and properly accommodated.

    • Day13

      Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

      The mode of transportation to come back from Jomsom to Kathmandu depends on your preferences and availability. You can take a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and enjoy the Himalayan views. You can drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara for around 6-8 hours, owing to road conditions. Alternatively, you can also have a direct road trip from Jomsom to Kathmandu, which takes around 14-16 hours, owing to route and road conditions.

      Once you reach Kathmandu, we arrange transportation from the drop-off point to your hotel. Check in to your hotel room, be refreshed, and have a good rest.

    • Day14

      Depart Kathmandu for international departure homeward bound.

      Climbing Dhampus Peak could have been the most satisfying, rewarding and memorable adventure ever. After overcoming the entire physical and mental challenges while climbing Dhampus Peak, it's finally time to bid farewell to the land of the Himalayas, i.e. Nepal.

      How’s your final day in Nepal feels like after such proud accomplishment? Undoubtedly, it must have felt great. Our staff will transfer you to TIA for your flight back to home. With a joy and pride-filled heart, enjoy a safe and comfortable way back to your native land.

    Cost Details

    What's Included in Dhampus Peak Climbing

    • Airport picks up and drops.
    • Kathmandu city tour with guide.
    • Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus.
    • Pokhara to Marpha b y bus or sharing jeep.
    • Three night’s tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu twin sharing basis.
    • Three meals during trekking and camping.
    • Necessary climbing equipments.
    • A highly experience and helpful climbing guide with his all expenses.
    • Strong Potter with his all expenses.
    • Jomsom to Pokhara flight.
    • Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
    • Two night hotel in Pokhara.
    • All necessary climbing permit.
    • Annapurna Conservation Area project permit.
    • Medical supplies (first aid kit box).
    • Arrangement Helicopter service for emergency case. (Paid by your travel insurance).
    • Eco Holidays Nepal T-shirt and Cap.

    What's Excluded in Dhampus Peak Climbing

    • Meals while you are in city.
    • Your personal expenses.
    • Nepal entry visa and international flight fare.
    • All kind of hard and soft drinks.
    • Battery charge, wifi and shower during trekking in Tea house.
    • Personal Climbing equipment can be hired (140$).
    • Tips for guide and potter.
    • Kathmandu city tour entry fee.

    Departure Dates & Price

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    Essential Information

    Challenges of Dhampus Peak Climbing

    Challenges of Dhampus Peak Climbing

    Climbing Dhampus Peak comes with its own list of challenges. Being well-prepared and aware of these challenges prior to the summit is important. Below are the challenges related to the Dhampus Peak climb.

    1. Altitude: At high altitudes, mountain sickness can prevail. Hence, adequate accommodation and gradual climb is required.
    2. Weather condition: The weather of the Himalayan region is rapidly changeable and unpredictable. Extreme cold weather with strong blizzards and snowfall can be experienced, affecting the expedition's visibility and safety.
    3. Proper equipment: The right and effective equipment are essential for Peak climbing. The equipment needs to be in accordance to deal with the cold temperature and hurdles that may strike at mountain climb.
    4. Physical fitness: The mentally and physically fit body is always essential to summit the Peak. Excellent physical fitness is required to endure the pain of expediting the mountain.
    5. Remote location: Dhampus Peak lies at the remote location of the Annapurna region. Access to emergency services and availability of medical support can be difficult. Essential precautions must be followed beforehand.
    6. Avalanche risk: There’s always an avalanche risk while climbing mountains and the same is here at Dhampus Peak. Avalanche risk is high, especially in the steep slopes.

    Equipment You Need for Dhampus Peak Climbing

    Equipment You Need for Dhampus Peak Climbing

    The Dhampus Peak is generally an easy peak to climb compared to the rest of the Himalayan Peak. Besides the trek, you will be summiting a peak, so you need some mountaineering equipment while carrying out the Dhumpus peak climb. This equipment helps you overcome high slopes and icy barriers.

    1. Helmet: The helmet protects you against falling debris and keeps you warm.
    2. Boots: High-altitude and insulated sole-stiff climbing boots for the climb is necessary.
    3. Crampons: Crampons fit under climbing boots and help you keep your balance on the ice-covered trails.
    4. Climbing Harness: You will need climbing harnesses to secure you to a rope or anchor point.
    5. Ice Axe: The ice axe helps in breaking ice barriers you might encounter or you can use them as trekking poles.
    6. Gloves: Gloves built with warm insulation with a safety strap that can even prevent the chance of frostbite is needed.

    Food and Accomodation During Dhampus Peak Climbing

    Food and Accomodation During Dhampus Peak Climbing

    The food and accomodation during the climb of Dhampus Peak involve the teahouse lodging and night stays at different traditional restaurants. Teahouses and guest houses are widely available at the lower altitude villages while trekking. They provide basic accommodations like common dining areas and shared sleeping rooms. Likewise, they can be only simple toilets and you may need to adjust. Such traditional restaurants provide a variety of local dishes and typical Nepali cuisine along with international meals. Normally, tea, sour, noodles, rice, and lentils are served here.

    Likewise, a variety of hot and nutritious dishes is offered to provide energy for the climb. Bottled water is available to drink at the lower altitudes, and at the higher altitudes, there’s boiled or treated water. If you have the specific dietary requirements, you can communicate with us, and we make your necessary arrangements. The food and accommodation at your hotel in Kathmandu will be as you wish, i.e., according to your requirements.

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    FAQs about Dhampus Peak Climbing

    What is the Dhampus Peak’s elevation?

    The elevation of the Dhampus Peak is approximately 6,012 meters (19,721 feet)

    How difficult is it to climb the Dhampus Peak?

    Dhampus Peak is generally not so difficult to climb. Climbers with basic mountaineering skills and few technical sections can climb the Dhampus Peak.

    Are permits required for the Dhampus Peak climbing?

    Yes, the Annapurna conservation area permit and Dhampus Peak climbing permit are required for the Dhampus Peak climb. Ensure that you obtain the necessary permits and adhere to the local regulations while climbing Dhampus Peak.

    What is the time required for the Dhampus Peak climb?

    The climb to Dhampus Peak usually takes around two weeks, including trekking to base camp, adjustment stops, and the ascent.

    Is it necessary to hire a guide for the Dhampus Peak climb?

    Hiring a guide is recommended for navigation and safety, especially for those who are not so familiar with the mountaineering techniques.

    Are there alternative treks near Dhampus Peak?

    Yes, there are various trekking routes in the Annapurna Circuit, along with opportunities to explore the nearby peaks and villages.

    How much does the Dhampus Peak climb cost?

    It depends on the duration of the expedition; services included, the number of climbers in a group, and many other factors. The average cost can come up to $2000 per person for two weeks of journey.

    When is the best time to climb the Dhampus Peak?

    The best time to climb Dhampus Peak is from April to June and from September to November, owing to better weather conditions.

    What type of gear is required for climbing Dhampus Peak?

    Climbing Dhampus Peak requires mountaineering equipments like the harness, helmet, crampons, ice axes, and proper clothing for varying weather conditions.

    How much is the permit for Dhampus Peak?

    Dhampus Peak climbing cost around $500.