Dhampus Peak │ Thapa Peak 6012m 22 Days
Duration: 22 days
Trip level: adventurous (info?)
Maximum altitude: 6012 m
Season: April, May, October, November
Damphus Peak, locally known as Thapa Peak, is located in the middle of the Dhaulagiri massif. The views from the summit are impressive and stunning. The most famous snow-capped mountains of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri region which you can see from the summit are Tukuche Peak, Tilicho Peak, Hiunchuli and of course Dhaulagiri. You will trek the remote Dhaulagiri circuit and in the Hidden Valley you bend off towards the peak. After summiting you will re-enter the circuit at Damphus La pass. The peak is quite easy to climb and you do not need any technical climbing skills.
After your arrival, we will have a gear check with you, and make all the necessary preparations for the permits. The adventure begins with a long drive to Beni. During this long day, you will pass the city of Pokhara and you will enjoy a lunch break halfway at Muglin. On the first days, you will hike on partially secluded paths in continuous Nepali flat through fascinating terraced landscapes. From time to time, the snow-white peaks of the Dhaulagiri group sparkle behind the lush green valley. Slowly you climb higher into these mountains. You can see Dhaulagiri south and the Annapurna mountains with the recognizable Machapuchare. Later you will see the entire Dhaulagiri mountain range. The altitude adjustment is somewhat easier due to the long approach. Even though you should keep in mind that you are travelling from Pokhara (800 meters) through regions over 5000 meters altitude. With the French Col (5360 meters) you reach the highest pass of the trekking. The French Col – Dhampus Peak – Jomsom tour section is quite challenging due to the high altitude in which you are staying for several days and due to the length of the stages. If the French Col is crossed, there is no way to reverse and the high Dhampus La pass (5250 meters) must also be crossed. But first, you will change course towards Dhampus Peak. Within three days you will reach the summit and you will be able to enjoy the stunning views from the peak. After summiting, you will descend towards the Dhaulagiri circuit trail again. After crossing Dhampus La pass you will descend towards Jomsom. From Jomsom, you will fly back to Pokhara and onwards drive to Kathmandu.
Day 01 Arrival Kathmandu; pick up International Airport Kathmandu
Day 02 Preparations for climbing gear and permits
Day 03 Sightseeing Kathmandu
Day 04 Drive Kathmandu to Dharapani (1560 m – 10 hrs.)
Day 05 Trek to Muri (1850 m – 6,30 hrs.)
Day 06 Trek to Bagar ( 2080 m – 7 hrs.)
Day 07 Trek to Sallagari (3100 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 08 Trek to Italian base camp (3640 m – 4 hrs.).)
Day 09 Resting day at Italian base camp for acclimatization.
Day 10 Trek to Glacier Japanese Camp (4250 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 11 Trek to Dhaulagiri base camp (4660 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 12 Resting day at Dhaulagiri base camp.
Day 13 Cross the over French Col pass (5360 m) to Hidden Valley (5120 m – 8 hrs.)
Day 14 Trek to Dhampus Peak base camp (5100m – 5 hrs.)
Day 15 Trek to Dhampus high camp (5600m – 5 hrs.)
Day 16 Dhampus Peak (6012m) ascend and overnight at Dhampus base camp (5100m – 7 hrs.)
Day 17 Cross over Dhampus La pass (5250 m) to Yak Kharka (4000 m – 8 hrs.)
Day 18 Trek to Jomsom (2750 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 19 Flight Jomsom to Pokhara (1 hrs.)
Day 20 Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu ( 6 hrs.); flight is optional
Day 21 Sightseeing Kathmandu
Day 22 Departure; drop off International Airport Kathmandu
During the trekking season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and cost of local transfers.
Please inquire about the price.
When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek & peak climb. In addition, we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
-Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel; pick up Pokhara local airport
-5 nights private room in 3* hotel including breakfast in Kathmandu
-1 night private room in hotel/guesthouse including breakfast in Pokhara
-Private drive Kathmandu to Dharapani; flight Jomsom to Pokhara; tourist bus Pokhara to Kathmandu
-Certificate of CO2- emission free for all transport in Nepal
-Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
-Licensed and certified climbing Sherpa. Well experienced and -English speaking (prepares fixed ropes during ascent)
-Porter service for carrying luggage, tent equipment and climbing gear. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 12 kg. per person
-Free use of waterproof bag for your luggage
-Free use of tent equipment; including one tent for two persons and a light sleeping mattress
-Climbing gear including: climbing harness, crampons, ice axe, helmet, climbing ropes, prusik ropes, karabiners, abseil 8 or ATC guide and jumar
-Sleeping bag and down jacket
-Three meals a day; breakfast/ lunch/ dinner; Tea/ coffee/ hot chocolate/ hot water and cookies; if possible fresh fruit
-Salary, food, accommodation, clothing& gear and insurance for the mountain guide, climbing Sherpa, cooking staff and porters
-1 night hotel/guesthouse including breakfast after trek in Pokhara
-ACAP, TIMS card and local taxes
-Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu
-International flight to Kathmandu
-Nepal entrance visa
-High altitude mountain boots (category D/E) and gaiters
-Lunch and dinners in Kathmandu and Pokhara
-All other beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge during trek
-Kathmandu city guide for sightseeing
-Personal travel insurance
-Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
-Any cost that arises due to a change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
-Gratitude and tips for mountain guide, climbing Sherpa, cooking staff and porters