Dhampus Peak Climbing-17 Days



Trip overview
Primary Activity: Cultural tour in Kathmandu, trekking in the mountain trail and peak summit
Duration : 17 Days Trip Code : HNDPC017
Trip Grade : Strenuous Max-Altitude : 6012m/19840 ft.
Meals : All Meals during trek Accomodation : Hotels/Teahouses/Camps
Group Size : Min:2, Max: 10+ Transportation Flights/Private Vehicles
Trip Start : Kathmandu Trip End : Kathmandu
Route : Kathmandu-Pokhara-Beni-Marpha-Dhampus Peak- Yak kharka-Jomsom-Kathmandu
Departure Dates
Best Season : Spring (March, April, May, early June) & Autumn (September, October, November, early December)
Trip Notes / Guideline on Itinerary: Price offered is full inclusive and it is quoted in USD. Trip will only starts when you will arrive to Kathmandu International Airport. The given itinerary is just a standard itinerary and could be customized on request.

Description


An extraordinary way to begin the climbing journeys to the summits of Himalayan peaks – Dhampus Peak Climbing.

Two days of extension to exciting Dhaulagiri Circuit Dhampus Peak Climbing Adventure is a wonderful & adventurous climbing holiday in the isolated Himalayas of Nepal. Lying northeast to enormous Dhaulagiri massif, Dhampus Peak 6012m is literally an easy & nontechnical climbing peak. However, the summit of Dhampus Peak is the best vantage point to witness the amazing Annapurna & dazzling Dhaulagiri massifs along with their altitude difference.  The summit also caters the commanding views of thirty Himalayan peaks of the region and hence it is an awesome experience to be at the summit of Dhampus Peak.

To climb this peak you don’t require previous climbing experience; proper acclimatization while getting towards it is however very essential. All the highlights of Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek that include French Col, Dhampus Pass, Hidden Valley & the nomadic culture of the region among others are worthwhile encountering. The well designed itinerary and the expert Sherpa Climbing guides & Sherpa cooks with top-notch climbing gears would make Dhampus Peak Climbing an extraordinary adventurous getaway.

  • Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Dinner)
  • Day 02 Cultural tour in Kathmandu and preparation day (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Breakfast)
  • Day 03 Drive to Pokhara (Altitude: 823 m/2710 ft. Drive: 7/8 hrs. Meal: Breakfast)
  • Day 04 Drive to Beni/Tatopani (Altitude: 1689m/5570 ft. Drive: 2/2.30 hrs. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 05 Trek to Ghasa Altitude: 2010 m/ 6630 ft. Trek: 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 06 Trek to Kalopani (Altitude: 2530m/8350 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 07 Trek to Marpha (Altitude: 2670 m/ 8810 ft. Trek: 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 08 Trek to Yak Kharka (Altitude: 3680m/12145 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 09 Acclimatization and Climbing Practice (Altitude: 3680m/12145 ft. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 10 Trek to Base camp Altitude: 5100m/16728ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 11 Climbing Practice (Altitude: 5100m/16728ft. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 12 Summit and Back to base camp (Altitude: 6012m/19840 ft. Trek: 7/8 hrs. Meal BLD)
  • Day 13 Trek back to Yak kharka (Altitude: 3680m/12145 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 14 Trek to Jomsom (Altitude: 2670m/8757 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 15 Fly to Pokhara, leisure time (Altitude: 823 m/2691 ft. Flight: 20 minutes Meal: B)
  • Day 16 Drive back to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: B/D)
  • Day 17 Departure Transfer (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: B)

Trip Photos and Videos


Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Dinner)

The first view of Nepal from the window of your plane could be a lifetime memorable view as the clear wide and white range of Himalayas shine straight in-front of your eyes. The ecstatic beauty is so rare that you won’t be able to blink your eyes. Welcome to Nepal; a large heaven within this small planet Earth. As you step out of the airport our representative and a driver will receive you with a pleasant smiling welcome on their faces. You will be escorted to your hotel in the city in a car. Our representative will take complete care in processing your check-in into the hotel. After refreshment, you will be briefed about the next day trip. In the evening, we, the Hiking Nepal, will offer you a welcome dinner introducing Nepalese cuisine and culture.


Day 02 Cultural tour in Kathmandu and preparation day (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Breakfast)

Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. Early morning enjoy the breakfast and head towards the most popular Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva- Pashupatinath. Pashupatinath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is considered the holiest place in Nepal to cremate the departed ones. You can easily witness the culture of Hindu funeral in Aryaghat at Pashupatinath. Then few minutes’ walk will bring you to Boudhnath, which is one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world. In this UNESCO World Heritage Site you can observe Buddhist monks absorbed in prayer surrounding the stupa. The Tibetan flavor is well observed in the backstreets of Boudhannath. Then, you will have your lunch in a typical Buddhist restaurant in Boudhanath. After the lunch, you will drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square. This ancient courtyard is incredible with enormous craftsmanship expertise of the local inhabitants of primeval and medieval ages. The stone paved streets, pagoda style edifices and the religious monuments inclusive different deities are the cultural displays at the site. After, the thorough see through over these world heritage sites you will probably let go your exhaustion at your cozy hotel room.

After check-in at hotel, get refreshed and relaxed. Then, check your trekking gears and if anything missing, you can move for shopping nearby your hotel or even ask your tour officer to take you at authentic shop. Enjoy the evening at your own and stay overnight at hotel.          


Day 03 Drive to Pokhara (Altitude: 823 m/2710 ft. Drive: 7/8 hrs. Meal: Breakfast)

Early morning, after breakfast, catch Tourist bus or we can also organize a private vehicle for you. Viewing countryside villages, farm, shops and river, you will reach at Pokhara. A beautiful place with tremendous views of mountains and lakes. You can also go for Boating at Fewa Lake. Overnight at Hotel.


Day 04 Drive to Beni/Tatopani (Altitude: 1689m/5570 ft. Drive: 2/2.30 hrs. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Today, you will drive along the narrow serpentine highway that runs above raging Mardi River and between lush vegetation. On arriving Beni, spend your valuable time for a while. Beni is a small town tucked in between at the confluence of Kali River & Myagdi River.

It will be the first day trekking, and you will walk along the mountain trail towards Tatopani. Tatopani is named after the Hot spring where you refreshed your body taking bath in a natural hot spring. Spend overnight at Mountain Lodge.


Day 05 Trek to Ghasa Altitude: 2010 m/ 6630 ft. Trek: 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

You will follow the trail that ascends gently up the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, towards the village-Dana, which is surrounded by orange groves. On the way, you will encouters local people selling baskets of oranges. Just beyond the small hamlet of Rupse, a thundering waterfall cascades down beside the trail. Afterwards, the trail enters the steep and narrow section of the gorge. You will follow the stone path well-constructed. As the rock cliff ends, you head towards Ghasa, a pretty Thakali village. The village is beautified with flat-roofed Tibetan style houses in Ghasa.


Day 06 Trek to Kalopani (Altitude: 2530m/8350 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)

After taking breakfast, you will starts walking in the mountain trail passing small settlements and crossing bridge toward Kalopani. On reaching Kalopani, you can visit Thakali Cultural Museum. Thakali is culturally rich ethnic group living in the Kaligandaki Valley of Nepal.


Day 07 Trek to Marpha (Altitude: 2670 m/ 8810 ft. Trek: 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Today, you will trek towards Marpha.  Marpha is especially famous for Himalayas Apple. Here, you can get Apple Brandy and renowned as Marpha Brandy- don’t missed to taste. In the center of the village, you will see the rapidly expanding Solmi Gompa.  It has an old giant prayer-wheel brought from Tibet and is here for more than hundred years. Another attraction is Marpha Horticultural Research Station that was established in 1966 for introducing new crops for this region. Spend overnight at local lodge.


Day 08 Trek to Yak Kharka (Altitude: 3680m/12145 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Today, you will gain altitude. Walking along the mountain rocky trail, you will see some yak grazing. Sometimes, you might get heavy wind while trekking to these area. Hence, it is better to walk early after breakfast. Trekking for 5/6 hours, you will reach at Yak Kharka. Yak Kharka is the yak graze land and hence signs of yak herders and thin vegetation can be seen there. Overnight at Yak Kharka.


Day 09 Acclimatization and Climbing Practice (Altitude: 3680m/12145 ft. Meal: BLD)

Now onwards, you will gain altitude. Hence, it is best time to acclimatize properly. Today, you can take your time to wake up. Get refreshed viewing surrounding and make you journey to hike to some high altitude nearest to your camp. Follow the guidance of Sherpa and practice climbing technique. Spend overnight at Yak Kharka.


Day 10 Trek to Base camp Altitude: 5100m/16728ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

After Breakfast, get ready to trek towards High Camp of Dhampus Peak. Trekking in the alpine vegetation and magnificent view of the surrounding Peak, you will reach at the base camp. Looking at right site for camp, you will stop for overnight stay.


Day 11 Climbing Practice (Altitude: 5100m/16728ft. Meal: BLD)

Climbing peak above 6000m will not be easy. Hence, it would be better to acclimatize properly at High Camp. Taking rest for a day, you can make yourself physically and mentally prepared to climb peak. Practice some climbing technique from guide and get ready for next day achievement. Spend overnight at Camp.


Day 12 Summit and Back to base camp (Altitude: 6012m/19840 ft. Trek: 7/8 hrs. Meal BLD)

Now, here comes most awaited day. Wake up in the early morning around 2 a.m. and get ready with all gears. Following proper guidance of your climbing guide, you will headed toward the Dhampus Peak. Once you reach at summit, get rewarded with superb view of snowcapped mountains including Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tilicho and Tukuche. Spending quality time for a while at the summit, retrace back to the High camp. Take rest at camp where you will spend your overnight.