Dhampus Peak Climbing

Trip Overview

Dhampus Peak Climbing involves one of the shortest yet most classic treks in Nepal as it passes through country inhabited by a wide diversity of people. It offers spectacular mountain scenery and takes you north of the Annapurna and Machhapuchare (Fishtail) mountains. This region is heavily settled and farmed. Sarankot which is situated northwest of Pokhara is an ideal vantage point from which you can view not only Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake but also the sunrise and sunset within the majestic Himalayan range. You will have magnificent views of the Annapurna range.

This popular trek passes through beautiful countryside inhabited by highly diversified communities of people. The Dhampus Peak region is heavily settled by the mid-hills tribe the Gurungs. Gurungs are the famous Gurkha soldiers of the British, Indian and Nepalese armies. This trek offers excellent scenery in the western Himalayan Range to give an encompassing taste of trekking in Nepal.

The 3500 meter ascent from Tukuche is where our climb starts. The normal route to Dhampus Peak follows the west-ridge, which connects Dhampus Pass(5200m), where our highest camp is placed, with the summit. For acclimatized people, we have a 6-day schedule starting from the High Plains Inn in Tukuche. For unacclimatized individuals, we offer various acclimatization programs, with each takin an additional 4 days. An ideal combination is the trek over the 5400 meter high Thorung Pass. Though this expedition exceeds the 6000 meter frontier, no technical climbing skills are required. The use of crampons depends on snow conditions. This means any experience in walking on snow/ice is advisable. As there are no steep pitches and no glacier traverses at all, we won’t be roped together. Hence knowledge about knots and rescue operations are also not required. Though, good physical health and mental perseverance is necessary.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Sight seeing in kathmandu Valley.

You are taken around Kathmandu to see various important historical and religious sites. 

Day 03: Drive/Fly Pokhara. Overnight in Hotel.

We take a bus ride or plane to Pokhara which is located 200 km west of Kathmandu. 

Day 04: Drive to Beni(899 m). Overnight in Lodge.

A bus ride to Beni which is located in the confluence of the kali Gandaki river and Myagdi river. 

Day 05: Trek To Tatopani(1990m). Overnight at lodge.

After breakfast, you trek to Tatopani. Along the way, enjoy scenic views of the surrounding hills.

Day 06: Trek to Ghasa(2010m). Overnight in Lodge.

An easy trek than previous day. 

Day 07: Trek to Kalopani(2530m). Overnight in Lodge.

Day 08: Trek to Marpha(2670m). Overnight in Lodge.

The trek follows the kaligandaki river on flat trails. Green landscapes with pine trees awaits you.

Day 09: Trek to Yak Kharka(3680m). Overnight in Tent.

An uphill walk to Yak kharka.

Day 10: Trek to Base camp( 5600 m).Overnight in Tent.

Day 11: Acclimatization and Climbing Practice. Overnight in Tent.
Day 12: Summit Dhampus Peak. Back to base camp.
Day 13-15: Trek back to Yak kharka, Jomsom(2710m). Overnight in Lodge.
Day 16: Fly to Pokhara. Overnight in  Hotel.
Day 17: Sight Seeing in Pokhara.

A  day dedicated to sight seeing around Pokhara. 

Day 18: Drive back to Kathmandu.

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration:18 Days
  • Trip Grading: Strenuous
  • Max Altitude: 6012m
  • Group Size: 2-10pax

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