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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.


    “Enjoy the trekking in Nepal adventure around Far North West Nepal within scenic Hidden Valley.
    One of the least climbed trekking peaks due to its remote and isolated location.
    Experience pure wilderness of Hidden Valley with climb of Dhampus peak.
    Exceptional scenery of Kaligandaki valley with range of mountains views.
    Moreover, explore interesting villages of charming Marpha enriched with age-old culture.
    From green woodland to remorseless fields of ice and glaciers of arctic zone to see.
    Stunning panorama of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna from top of Dhampus peak”.

    Dhampus Peak Climbing 14 days

    'Adventure within high Dhaulagiri Himal and scenic hidden Valley’

    Dhampus Peak Climbing, or Thapa Peak, stands 6,012 m high. It is located within Nepal North West Himalaya, close to the massive Dhaulagiri range of mountains. This is  a closest peak within hidden valley enclosed by Mustang and Dhaulagiri mountains.

    On this great adventure reach north-west of Dhaulagiri from the main Old Trans Himalayan Salt and Caravan Trade route of Nepal and Tibet that extends further high around the Upper Mustang region.

    Dhampus Peak is situated within Mustang district and next to Mukut Himal, which falls within North-East Dolpo. Also, our journey leads you into the world’s deepest gorge Kali Gandaki Valley formed by towering Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himal.

    This fascinating adventure includes a taste of almost all trekking and climbing environments. The route leads from fertile and low warm farmlands towards a cooler alpine zone and ends at an arid and treeless country within Hidden Valley.

    Similarly, this is a great trekking peak to climb within the remote and isolated regions of the western Himalayas. As well as it is the shortest duration adventure due to the recent motorable road that has reached the Kaligandki area within the Mustang district, making it possible to shorten the itinerary days.

    The difficulty grade of Dhampus or Thapa Peak is PD+, which means ‘Per Difficult.’ It is a straightforward climb to the summit, with some technical sections to face during the long strenuous climb on ice rocks and snow routes.

    The peak climbing Journey leads with a drive from scenic Pokhara past Beni and Tatopani villages within a low, warm farm country. Then, it reaches alpine areas within the coniferous forest around Ghasa-Lete-Kalapani to reach charming Marpha village.

    Marpha and Kaligandaki areas are famous for delicious apples and their products. From this lovely place, our adventure starts heading steeply up to reach Yak Kharka with an altitude above 4,915 m for the first night of camping. There are villages from Marpha onwards, once Hidden Valley and Dhampus or Thapa Peak areas, so camping is necessary.

    The next morning, head up, crossing Dhampus / Thapa passing at 5,250m overlooking the deep cleft of the Kali Gandaki Valley and Annapurna peaks. Also, eye beyond with views of Mukut Himal, Tukuche Peak, and the world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri, 8,167m, after a great moment leads you into Hidden Valley at 4,900 m.

    Hidden Valley is a large summer pasture valley enclosed by giant snow-capped peaks. Please get time to acclimate at Hidden Valley before returning to Dhampus-Thapa peak base camp.

    Enjoying leisure time and practicing climb, the adventure continues reaching the base and high camps of Dhampus Peak. After finishing the climbing, trek back to Marpha and Jomsom with a panoramic flight back to Pokhara and Kathmandu.

    Best Seasons for Dhampus Peak Climbing:

    April to May and September to early December are the best seasons for trekking/ climbing Dhampus.

    April to May is the best time for clear views till the afternoon when wildflowers bloom with fantastic views of mountains. A day will be pleasant with cooler morning and nighttime.

    October(a renowned month for Festival in Nepal) to December is yet another best time for climbing Dhampus Peak. The season offers crystal clear views of peaks but short sunlight days. Depending on altitude and overnight stops, it can be cold in the morning and night.

    • Day01

      Reach Kathmandu via various international airline and transfer to hotel.

      On arrival, received by our staff and guide and then transfer to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu. After checking into your lovely rooms get refreshed from jet-leg and if possible join in with other members of Dhampus Climb and Trekking.

      Our guide/ leader delivers a briefing regarding your climbing and trekking including trails, foods, trekking accommodations with do’s and don’ts.

      In the evening you get a nice dinner which includes most popular nepali foods in a pleasant Nepalese restaurant.

    • Day02

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

      A free day to prepare for the upcoming treks to high Annapurna region. Morning will be an optional tour at places of your  interest. Explore around Kathmandu and world heritage sites for few hours and back to hotel.

      Afternoon at leisure and free, do individual activities and get ready with packing for next early morning drive to Nepal West region.

    • Day03

      Drive to Pokhara 860 m – 06 hrs.

      Morning starts with drive on tourist coach or smaller vehicle depending on group size for overland journey. So it takes you away from Kathmandu valley, heading into low warmer areas with views of snowcapped mountains.

      Our drive continues on busy main highway past farm villages and town heading Nepal Mid-West to reach at beautiful Pokhara city within green valley by the serene lake Phewa.

    • Day04

      Drive to Marpha 2,675 m via Beni and Tatopani 1,100 m – 05 hrs.

      Now, from Pokhara our journey continues overland beyond  valley heading due west to reach at Beni town and towards Tatopani village following Kali-Gandaki River upstream.

      Tatopani village is located within warm sub-tropical region. It is a place with natural hot spring, where the village name has been derieved. From here drive continues heading into cooler alpine country past Lete and Kalopani. Furthermore, drive past world deepest gorge of Kali-Gandaki River to reach an attractive Marpha village for overnight stop.

      This will be the last village. From here onward will be a complete wilderness of mountains and high hills. Also, Marpha is a nice and lovely village famous for delicious apples and products.

    • Day05

      Yak Kharka 4,890 m – 06 hrs.

      Leaving the Marpha village behind, climb into dense tree lines with steep up. As walk continues higher side of the hill slopes, reach at large open areas known as Yak Kharka. It is a place for Yak and other animals grazing land. Stop here for overnight stay and this is the first night in tents with full camping facilities.

    • Day06

      Hidden Valley 4,900 m via Dhampus pass 5,250 m – 05 hrs.

      Morning with glorious views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna with Nilgiri’s peaks, walk leads to slow climb to cross over Dhampus and Thapa pass at above 5,250 m. This pass is facing outstanding panorama of peaks.

      From here on gradual path, reach wide Hidden Valley located behind Dhaulagiri massif undiscovered, until last few decades. After long walk stop here for overnight camp.

    • Day07

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

      At Hidden valley, explore around its pristine wilderness enclosed by array of peaks and high Rocky Mountains. Rest of the day prepare for the climb and acclimatization for Dhampus peak climbing. Afternoon  at free time one can enjoy the view and stroll around.

    • Day08

      Trek to Dhampus / Thapa peak High Camp – 04 hrs.

      Morning trek leads on the same trail for sometimes and then leaving the main path with climb for few hours to set up a base and a high camp facing grand views. Afternoon with time scout and survey the route, while our guide will fix ropes where  it becomes necessary.

    • Day09

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

      After much preparation and getting acclimatize, then start early morning towards the top of Dhampus Peak summit at above 6,012 m with ultimate support of our expert climbing guides. Remember in this climbing ice axe and crampons  are required.  And  after a great effort reaching on the summit of Dhampus peak.

      As expected, the summit point rewards you with panoramic scenery of the surrounding peaks including Mt. Dhaulagiri massif range towards south, Tukuche peak, Mukut Himal and to the North east views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain range. After the great ascent and with marvelous views descend by the same route to base camp.

    • Day10

      Reserve day in case of bad weather.

      Contingency or reserve day is arranged in case if problem arise on difficult route to the summit top. As well fine weather is very important so this day is reserved.If it goes well with the program, can have rest day here to explore around this Hidden Valley, depending upon the weather as well or move to lower camp.

    • Day11

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

      After fisnishing the climbing back to normal routine. Cross over the pass overlooking deep cleft of Kali Gandaki Valley and Annapurna peaks beyond. Walk back a steep downhill along rock covering the mountain side until reaching Yak Kharka.

      From here walk steep down along narrow mountains trail where Dhaulagiri -I and Tukche Peak become visible. Following winding trail downwards on zig-zag path eventually reach at the center of Marpha village for last overnight stop in high areas of Himalaya.

    • Day12

      Drive to Jomsom 2,715 m- 30 mins.

      From Marpha a short drive in the morning takes you large town at Jomsom,  headquarter  of Mustang area. Then, take a short flight and reach back at beautiful Pokhara for overnight stop in a nice hotel by the Phewa Lake.

    • Day13

      Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

      Depending upon size of the group wither travel on Tourist Coach or in private car to reach back at Kathmandu. Morning after breakfast in Pokhara hotel, drive leads you on busy and exciting highway past farm villages and towns to Kathmandu.  With time in the afternoon  one can engage in personal activities and shopping.

      (Options to choose by air from Pokhara to reach Kathmandu 30 mins flight with panorama of mountains and dramatic landscapes.)

    • Day14

      Depart Kathmandu for international departure homeward bound.

      Finally all good things must come to an end with grand glorious memories of Dhampus Peak Climbing. Today is your final day in Nepal, the land of best Himalayas trekking. Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for your flight home or to respective countries.

    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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