Overview Dhampus Peak, standing tall at an elevation of 6,012 meters, offers an exhilarating climbing adventure amidst the stunning Annapurna region of Nepal. This Dhampus peak Climbing trip also provides a thrilling combination of trekking and peak climbing, making it a popular choice for outdoor enthusiasts seeking a challenge and breathtaking Himalayan vistas. The journey begins in Kathmandu, where you will immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and prepare for the adventure ahead. After a scenic drive to the charming town of Pokhara, the trek commences, taking you through picturesque landscapes, lush forests, and traditional Nepalese villages. As you ascend,…
Dhampus Peak, standing tall at an elevation of 6,012 meters, offers an exhilarating climbing adventure amidst the stunning Annapurna region of Nepal. This Dhampus peak Climbing trip also provides a thrilling combination of trekking and peak climbing, making it a popular choice for outdoor enthusiasts seeking a challenge and breathtaking Himalayan vistas.
The journey begins in Kathmandu, where you will immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and prepare for the adventure ahead. After a scenic drive to the charming town of Pokhara, the trek commences, taking you through picturesque landscapes, lush forests, and traditional Nepalese villages. As you ascend, the panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, will leave you awe-inspired.
After reaching the base camp, located at an altitude of approximately 4,500 meters, you will undergo comprehensive training and acclimatization, ensuring your safety and success during the climb. The ascent to Dhampus Peak requires technical skills and the use of mountaineering equipment, such as crampons and ice axes. However, with the guidance of experienced Sherpa guides and a supportive team, you will overcome the challenges and make your way to the summit.
Standing atop Dhampus Peak, you will be rewarded with an unparalleled sense of achievement and breathtaking 360-degree views of the surrounding Himalayan giants. The sight of majestic peaks piercing the sky and the vastness of the Annapurna Sanctuary below is a memory that will last a lifetime.
Descending from the summit, you will retrace your steps, trekking through picturesque valleys and rhododendron forests. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to interact with the warm-hearted locals, experiencing their unique culture and traditions.
The Dhampus Peak climbing trip typically spans around 18-20 days, allowing for ample time for acclimatization and ensuring a safe and successful summit attempt. It is a physically demanding journey that requires prior trekking experience and a good level of fitness. However, the sense of adventure, the stunning natural beauty, and the camaraderie built with fellow climbers make it an extraordinary and unforgettable experience for those who dare to take on the challenge.
Our Nepal Challenge Trek staff members will pick you up and accompany you to your respective hotels. This day will be free as you can spend the rest of this day as per your like. You can go on a night out and visit the vibrant place Thamel too. At the end f the day, you get to stay overnight in a 2-4 star hotel in Kathmandu.
Your day will be reserved for a Kathmandu Valley tour. Kathmandu tour comes with its advantages. Kathmandu is the valley of attractions, so it has more attractions visitors can explore before their journey. Here you will see the main attractions and UNESCO heritage sights like Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, etc.
One day will not be enough for this tour, but you get to visit the best place in Kathmandu in one day. This place is significant in religious, ancient heritage, and cultural terms. After completing this sightseeing tour, you will return to our respective hotels. You can make the necessary preparations for your journey, starting from day 3.
Today you will have your early morning breakfast and start your journey by jeep to Pokhara. The distance from Kathmandu to Pokhara is 201.2 km and will take around 6-8 driving hours. You will stay overnight at Pokhara, with the best accommodation facilities. You will have a blast after reaching Pokhara, mainly at night. There is something to enjoy for everyone, like booming live music concerts, stunning sunsets, bars, clubs, etc. You can visit the lakeside Pokhara after reaching there. Also, you can enjoy the sunset views from the lakeside restaurant or bar. You can also rent a boat and enjoy boating around the lake.
After breakfast, you will take a Jeep ride from Pokhara to Muri again. The distance from Pokhara to Muri is around 71.2 km and takes approx-4-6 hours by jeep. Before reaching Muri, you need cors Darbang (1110m) and Sibang (1780m). Treks will cross through various villages and lush green forests. The route to Muri is full of rice, barley, millet, and maize farmlands. You will stop at different places for your lunch and breaks. In Muri, you will stay at a tea house and enjoy Dinner with your group. Trekkers will also cross Dhara Khola and Myagdi Khola while reaching Muri, a small Magar village.
Your official trek of Dhamus Peak starts on Day 6. You will leave this village early after having a hearty breakfast. Day 6 trek will take you through the steep trail to the suspension bridge over the Muri Khola. After crossing the bridge, trekkers can climb towards the path decored with dense Bamboo and rhododendron forests. Continuing, you will cross many farmhouses and hike towards the valley’s north. This north side will take you to the large green fields just before reaching Boghara. After reaching, you will stay overnight at a tea house.
You will leave Boghara and hike towards Dobang at 2520m. You will trek through the Marsayangdi Khola bank. On this route, you can encounter the green subtropical forests to Lipshe. You will reach the small villages after crossing these green forests. The locals of this place are famous for their wild honey collection, which they collect themself. You will reach Dobang after 4-6 hours of hike. Here you can see many tented sam sites and teahouses. The overnight stay of your group will be at tea houses.
You will have breakfast and prepare for a 5-6 hour hike from Doang to Sallaghari at (3,100m). The fresh mountain air and the surrounding will surely enliven your senses. You will cross Kunaban Khola and witness the beauty of the river and its surrounding. After hours of hiking, a panoramic view of Dhaulagiri I(8,167m) will wait for your presence. Your journey will continue along the river, and we will cross the Pakite Khola before reaching Pina Sallaghari. This day will be harder than before, but you will be amazed by the natural beauty surrounding you. Your overnight stay will be at Sallaghari in a teahouse.
After breakfast in the early morning today, you will hike up to Italian Base Camp at 3660m. This route has pine, rhododendron, and fir forests for you to see. This route is on the west side of the Dhaulagiri region. You may encounter the moraine while walking through the rocky paths and forests. There is also a high chance of coming across boulders as the Italian Base Camp area is below the West Face of Dhaulagiri I. From the base camp, get a panoramic view of Dhaulagiri III (7,715m), Dhaulagiri II (7,751m), and Dhaulagiri V (7,618m).
On day 9, trekkers will take a 5-6 hours hike from Italian Base Cam to Glacier camp. This place is located at 4200m above sea level. So there might be a chance of altitude sickness for trekkers. For this hike, trekkers will have some coffee early in the morning. This is one of the challenging hikes. You will walk through the slippery icy glacier trails from the Italian base camp. Also, to reach the Glacier Camp, trekkers must go through the moraine to Chhonbardan Gorge. Glacier Camp is a highly elevated place between Dhaulagiri Base Camp and the Italian camp. Your accommodations will be at a tented camp in Glacier Camp.
Acclimatization is essential for a smooth trekking experience, especially at higher altitudes. The air gets thinner as we trek at high regions, so we must acclimatize ourselves. For this, we will take a one full day acclimation day break at Glacier Camp. Treks can take a short hike around the Camp to prepare for the next long walk to the Dhaulagiri Base Camp. After exploring the surroundings around the Glacier camp, you will return for your food and rest in your tented camp.
Today will be one of the challenging days as you will hike for around five hours at an altitude of 4748m to Dhauligri Base Camp. The rocky ridgeline and snow along the moraines will mostly cover today’s route. Our destination Dhauligr Base Camp is on the north side of the glacier. While trekking on this route, we should be very cautious because f all the snow and icy path. After reaching the Dhaulagiri Base Camp, you will see peaks. These Peaks include views like Dhaulagiri V (7,618m), Dhaulagiri II (7,751m), Dhaulagiri III (7,715m), and icy winds area. You can also encounter the icefall that falls from the col between Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Peak (6,848m). Overnight will be at a tented camp f the Dahuligri base camp.
After resting at a tented camp in Dhauligr Base Camp, you will hike to Hidden Valley at 5180m. Trekkers have to ascend over the Chhonbardan glacier and lateral moraine for this. Furthermore, you have to trek along one of the challenging passes named the French Pass at 5360m. While hiking through this pass, you will see Tukuche Peak (6920m) and Dhaulagiri I (8167m). Also, while trekking in the glacier moraine, get the views of Thapa Peak (6,012m), Dhaulagiri I (8,167m), and SechiLek (5,981m). Here you will spend some time and enjoy other glorious peaks views like Mukut Himal (5970m) too. Then you will ascend to the hidden valley through an icy route. Hidden Valley is a broad, long mountain valley hidden behind the massive Dhaulagiri. This valley was recently discovered. Overnight trekkers will be at a tented camp too in Hidden Valley.
After spending the night at Hidden Valley, trekkers must get to the Dhampus Peak base camp for today’s journey. Trekkers will wake up early with sunrise views over the mountain peaks. You will walk for around 5-6 hours to reach the elevation of 5400m to Dhampus Peak base camp. Your route to the camp is filled with alpine vegetation and Himalayan mountain ranges. To reach the camp, you have to pass through the Dhampus Pass at 5258m. Ascending over the icy peaks, we shall gradually approach the lofty high camp. After reaching the camp, your can relax and enjoy the surrounding views. Your overnight sty will be at the tented camp in the Dhampus Peak base camp.
Day 14 will be an Acclimatization day. This day is very important because you must summit Dhampus Peak the next day. You will take a rest and hike around the base camp. Also, trekkers must arrange all the necessary gear and equipment to climb Dhampus Peak the next day. Rest and acclimatization day will be at the tented campsite of Dhampus peak base camp.
Today we will summit Dhampus Peak finally after 14 days of the journey. This summit trek should be mentally and physically prepared as this is the hardest. We will start our journey early in mourning after eating a healthy breakfast. Dhampus Peak is located at an elevation of 6012m. We ascend to the top of the peak accepting all the challenges along with expert guidance. This is when your all experience will help you.
After completing the climb, you get time to enjoy the views around you. Here, you can see peaks like Annapurna massif, Tilicho Peak (7134m), Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri (8167m), and Tukuche Peak (6920m). These are just some of the many mountains and peaks visits for you can see. After enjoying all the views, you will descend to Yak Kharka at 4018 meters. This is the last day you will stay at the Tented camp. This place was named Yak Kharka because Yaks used to graze in these areas. During your stay in Yak Kharka, you can view many yaks grazing in these areas.
After enjoying your peak climbing journey, you will then start descending. On your 16-day trip, you will trek from Yak Kharka to Marpha. Marphs is located at just 2670m above sea level. Compared to previous days, this trek is very easy. Marpha is a small stoned-lined village located in the Mustang District of Nepal.
The locals around here make a living by catering to the need of trekkers and tourists. This village is mainly famous because of its apples and wines made out of apples. Your overnight accommodations will be at Marphs in teahouses. Marpha, while maintaining its heritage, has adopted modernity. The teahouses here have the facility of WIFI and hot water for the showers. Also, you can enjoy Western cuisine in most tea houses.
Your trekking journey ends on Day 16, and you will further take a journey by road now. Today you will take a drive from Marpha to Pokhara by jeep. The distance between Marphs to Pkhara is 139 km, and it will take around four hours to reach Pokhara by road. After reaching Pokhara, you can enjoy scenic views of the lakes like Fewa Lake. Also, enjoy your night in Pokhara with all the delicious food, music, and panoramic views around you.
Today you will take a drive back in a jeep from Pokhara to Kathmandu. It will take around 5-7 hours from Pokhara to reach Kathmandu by road. Interested trekkers can stay at Pokhara and take another expedition to the Annapurna region, like Anapurna Base Camp, with additional costs. After reaching Kathmandu, you will stay at your respective hotel and enoy the nightlife of Kathmandu. Overnight for trekkers will be at hotel ranging from 3-4 star.
Our itinerary for today promises a break from the routine as we explore the picturesque cities of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan.
Today trekkers can set out fr a sightseing adventeure in a privtae vehicke. Here, you will see heritage sites that UNESCO has listed. You can also have a food tour and try local Newari, Thalaki, and many other foods. Along the way, you can buy souvenirs for your loved one back in your home country. As the sun sets, we will return to our luxurious hotel in Kathmandu.
This is the last day in the Kathmandu Valley. We will drive you back to the airport from your respective hotels.
The peak is named after the Dhampus village, which is located at its foothills.
Dhampus Peak Climbing typically involves a 16-day trek in the Annapurna region, with a climb to the summit of Dhampus Peak as the main highlight. The trek starts from Nayapul, passes through beautiful rhododendron forests and mountain villages, and eventually reaches the Base Camp of Dhampus Peak. Along the way, trekkers can enjoy stunning views of the Annapurna range and other Himalayan peaks.
The climb to the summit of Dhampus Peak is challenging and requires some technical climbing skills, including the use of ropes and crampons. However, the climb is not as difficult as some of the other peaks in the region, making it an excellent choice for those who are looking to climb their first Himalayan peak.
The best time to climb Dhampus Peak is from October to December and from March to May when the weather is clear, and the skies are generally free of clouds. During the climbing season, the peak can be seen covered in snow, making the climb even more challenging and rewarding.
Overall, Dhampus Peak Climbing is an excellent choice for those who are looking to challenge themselves and experience the beauty of the Annapurna region. The trek offers a perfect combination of adventure, natural beauty, and cultural experiences, making it a trip of a lifetime.