Thapa (Dhampus) Peak Climbing (23 days)
|Trip Duration||23 days|
|Trip Type:||Lodge & Camping|
|Min. Group Size||1+|
|Best Season:||Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
|Meals:||3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)|
|Acommodation:||2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu
Lodge (Teahouse) and Camping Accomodation during Climbing
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.
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.
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.
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.
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