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Thapa (Dhampus) Peak Climbing (23 days)

Trip Code:THPC1

  • Trip Type Lodge & Camping
  • Duration 23 days
  • Grade Moderate
  • Max.Altitude 6012m.
  • Group Size 1+
  • Travel Mode Land
Dhampus Peak Climbing

Dhampus Peak Climbing

Dhampus Peak is situated between the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri region, north east of Dhaulagiri Massif to be precise.
 
Dhampus Peak also known as Thapa Peak is a magnificent peak, a shining conical armor of ice and snow. The view of Dhaulagiri ranges including Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV, V is stunning along with Annapurna I, II, III and IV and Annapurna-South, Sita Chuchura , Thapa Peak , Tukche Peak, Thorong Peak, Yakawa Kan, Puth Hiunchuli, Mukut Himal, Tangu Peak, Hongde Peak, Tsarste, and many other snow capped mountains. No specific technical climbing skills is required for Dhampus Peak but you have to be physically fit to climb the summit.
 

 Trip code: THPC1
  Region Annapurna Region
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 23 days
 Trip Type: Lodge & Camping
 Trip Grade: Moderate
 Min. Group Size 1+
 Max Altitude: 6012m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
Spring: MAR-APR-MAY
 Transportaion: Land
 Meals: 3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu
Lodge (Teahouse) and Camping Accomodation during Climbing

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. 
 
On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met and welcomed by our airport representative. You will be greeted traditionally with flower garlands. The representative will then take you to your hotel where you will be served welcome drinks. In the afternoon, you can take a stroll around and visit shops, restaurants and bars. Stay overnight at the hotel. 

Free day in Kathmandu for preparation of the trip. Checking your climbing equipments, and discussing the climb with the climbing/trekking guide. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Drive from Kathmandu to Beni takes about eleven hours. You follow the Marshyangdi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Pokhara is tourist's paradise with lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with beautiful mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The drive from here goes uphill all the way to Naudanda. It then descends to Nayapul with views of Annapurna South, Fish tail, green hills, terraces and villages. To reach Beni, your drive moves along the bank of the Mardi River. This is one of the most picturesque road journeys. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

Trek from Beni to Maldhunga (1300m.) which takes about six hours. You climb steadily to the rough and chilling but spectacular Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

Trek from Maldhunga to Darbang takes about five and a half hours. This day you trek early for a one hour passing through jungles with varieties of oaks, rhododendron and so on. Your trail now follows flat land, passing through a stream at one place. Darbang is a small village mainly inhabited by Magar and Limbus. There is a beautiful camping site. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

Trek from Darbang to Takum takes about 5 hours. This day your trek ascends through a narrow path for early one hour. Next, you go along the flat land passing through jungle with varieties of rhododendrons, oaks and Christmas trees at some distance. After you cross a small stream, your trail follows an ascending path until you reach Takum. Here, you camp behind the school located in central Takum. Here you will also find a Hindu temple where the villagers go to submit their offerings. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Takum to Muri takes about 6 hours. You start trekking on a descending trail for an early one hour passing through jungle. Then you follow an ascending path and before you approach Muri you pass along flat land until you reach Muri. This is a small village mainly inhabited by Gurung and Rai, one of the ethnic communities of Nepal. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Muri to Bagar (2080m.). Descend a gentle slope and cross a rocky stream then descend a path amid terraced fields to Dhora Khola. Cross the river and climb to the right, up the mountainside to Ghorban dhara. The view from this pass is nice and for the first time you can see Ghustung south (6465m). Follow the right bank path past Naura where you begin to ascend the mountainside. After climbing for a short while, you will take a path that traverses the steep grass-covered hill. The Myagdi khola assumes a steep-walled V-shape as the traverse ends and a high, winding path climbs the steep, grassy slope. The steep slope will not tolerate any missteps but the path is well-constructed with a great number of zigzag stone step paths. At last the long climb ends, and you enter a traverse to the right. Here you must also beware of falling into the gorge of the Myagdi Khola. Soon you descend through a forested area, emerging to a ridge snout where Bagar (2080) is visible. Descend through terraced fields to this mountain village where you camp in people's yards or the terraced fields. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Bagar to Dobang (2520m.). Here, you leave the villages behind and the trial becomes increasingly challenging. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Dovan to Upper Vungini (Italian Base Camp) takes about 6 hours. Passing through the beautiful forest you rapidly gain altitude and mountains burst out all around. You camp for the night.

Rest day for acclimatization. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Upper Vugini (Italian Base Camp) to Glacier Camp and it takes about 4 hours. After crossing the first glacier, probably using a rope in a couple of tricky spots, you climb onto the main glacier. The surroundings are spectacular which makes up for the rough and dangerous trail. We may also use a rope on this section. This is a particularly tough day. You camp on the glacier rubble. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp which takes about 5 hours. Soon the rough rubble gives way to the smooth ice of the white part of the glacier. You climb steadily to the rough and chilling but spectacular Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Dhaulagiri base camp to French Col (5010m.)- Hidden valley takes about four hours. You trek along trail covered with ice and soft snow. The stunning views of the Dhaulagiri range completely enchant you. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from French Col to Thapa pass (5015m) takes about five hours. The views are the same as earlier in the day. This day you trek along a flat path covered with ice and snow. Stay overnight at camp.

 

Rest at Thapa Peak Base Camp. This is an acclimatization day and you can make necessary preparation for Thapa peak summit. Stay overnight at camp.

Climb Thapa peak (6012m.) and back to Base Camp which takes about ten hours. At the summit you will be enclosed by the views of Dhaulagiri I, Nilgiri, and Annapurna and so on. Stay overnight at camp.
 

Trek from Thapa Peak Base Camp to Yak Kharka takes about five hours. To reach your destination you trek leveled path all the way. En route you pass Battase Danda. The views of Tukuche peak, Thapa peak, Annapurna range mesmerize you. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Yak Kharka to Marpha (2670m.) takes about five hours. This day the trail moves downhill until Marpha. On the way you pass small forests of juniper and other local vegetation. You will be accompanied by the splendid views of Nilgiri, Annapurna and rocky hills. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

Drive from Marpha to Pokhara bye Jeep/Bus. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city of Kathmandu. 

Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or you can go for city tour. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. 

As per your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer you from your hotel to the airport for your final departure.


The Trip includes following services:

 a) Kathmandu
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private car
  • 4 night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
 b) Trekking/Climbing
  • Peak permit for Thapa (Dhampus) Peak
  • Entry permit for Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Climbing guide/s (Sirdar) and Trekking guide/s
  • Trekking Cooks and Kitchen Helpers
  • Necessary porters (one porter carries 25 kilograms)
  • Coverage of insurance and rescue for climbing guides, cooks and porters
  • 1 nights hotel accomodation with breakfast in Pokhara
  • All meals three times a day during the trek/climb
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) for some nights and some nights camping
  • Necessary trekking/camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping  bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, etc. 
  • Cooking fuel
  • Camping charges
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Insurance and equipments for guide and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost incase required.)

The Trip does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • All drinks & beverages
  • Hot shower
  • Battery charges
  • Tips
  • Personal Climbing equipments
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

 

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