Dhampus Peak (6012m) also known as the “Thapa Peak”, is a famous trekking peak in Nepal. Located between the majestic mountain range of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, the Dhampus Peak is quite popular among trekkers. This beautiful trekking peak lies in close distance with the Dhaulagiri mountain range and the lake city of Pokhara.
Dhampus Peak climbing is perfect for amateur mountaineers and trekkers. The mountain is suitable for trekkers who seek an added adventure beside trekking. Mountaineers also use this peak as an opportunity to practice their skills. The off the beaten trails of Jomsom, Tukuche, and Tatopani provides you with the pleasant trekking experience.
Nepal Mountaineering Association has labeled the Dhampus Peak as an easy trekking peak. The climb is not technical, and the height of the peak is just above 6000m. Climbers with basic physical fitness and some trekking experience can summit the mountain. We also cross the famous Dhampus Pass at 5200 meters. The glacial pass should get crossed with extreme caution.
The trail consists of beautiful scenery and pleasant climate. The mountain is open for all seasons. The best time for climbing the Dhampus Peak is the months of March to May and September to November. You can see at least thirty mountains in all its glory from the summit of the Dhampus Peak. The climb is both rewarding and adventurous.
You get to explore the cultural and religious aspects of the Nepalese people and witness their incredible hospitality. You don’t need any technical skills for submitting this peak. Prior experience of high altitude trekking is always a plus. A basic level of physical and mental fitness always comes in handy. The peak gets crowded during the peak season as it is one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal.
The Dhampus Peak climbing tour preparations begin as soon as you arrive at Kathmandu. You will then travel to Pokhara weather by flight or a bus. After excursion in Pokhara, you will fly to Jomsom. Your trek journey starts from Jomsom. From Jomsom, the trail moves up to Tukuche. We then trek towards the beautiful Dhampus Peak base camp. The desert landscape like the area will amaze you.
We can enjoy the beautiful view of Tilicho peak, Himchuli, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Mukut Himal, among others. We set up camp at various altitudes. The first camp gets set at (4000m), the second camp at (4900m) and the high camp at (5200m). The ascent of the summit of Dhampus Peak starts from the high camp. The west edge is the popular climbing route.
You will also get the opportunity to enjoy the nightlife of the tourist hubs like Thamel in Kathmandu and Lakeside in Pokhara. The hot springs Tatopani will release all our stress. Dhampus Peak is an ideal location to try your mountaineering skills first-hand.
Are you someone who loves trekking? Do you want to challenge yourself in the pristine Himalayas? We are offering this Dhampus climbing tour at a reasonable price. Read further for the detailed itineraries and other information about the expedition.
Highlights of The Trip
- Climbing the beautiful Dhampus Peak (6012m)
- Spectacular view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges
- Scenic mountain flight from Pokhara to Jomsom
- Relaxing at the hot springs of Tatopani
- Exploring the hidden valley between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range.
- Exploring the Gurung and Tamang settlements and traditions and lifestyle
- Incredible hospitality of the local people
Best Time for Dhampus Peak Climb
The climb of the Dhampus Peak climbing is open for all seasons. However, the best time for climbing the Dhampus Peak is the month of March-May and September – November. But the risk of avalanches and landslides pose a threat during the monsoons and freezing weather during the winter season.
In the Spring season, the wildflowers bloom all over the trails. The national flower of Nepal the rhododendron blooms all over the hills and paints the hills pink and red. The weather is pleasant, and there are no risks of rainfall or snowfall. The spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains over the blue skies reward you all over the tour.
Autumn is the peak season for mountaineering in Nepal. Trekkers and mountaineers from all over the world visit Nepal during September, October, and November. The weather is favorable and serene views of the mountains makes this season a peak season for climbing.
The monsoons would be gone, and the skies will be bright and clear. The temperature is perfect for climbing. The temperature reaches 20 degrees Celsius during the daytime Nights are colder with the temperature of -5 degrees Celsius. The religious festivals of Dashain and Tihar get celebrated during these months.
The Difficulty Level of Dhampus Peak Climbing
Dhampus Peak is one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal. The trekking peaks are relatively easy to climb and works as a practice ground for amateur mountaineers. The Nepal Mountaineering Association has categorized the Dhampus Peak as an easy peak to climb.
Anyone with a basic level of fitness and will power can easily climb the mountain with some guidance and training. The climbers do not require any prior climbing experience or technical skills. The climbing can be quite strenuous and taxing some parts.
Regular acclimatization and hydration will take you to the top without any difficulty. Altitude sickness might pose a problem when trekking at the height of 3000 meters and above. The primary key to success in the mountains is to take it slow and hydrate regularly.
Besides these the Dhampus Peak climbing also involves steep uphills and downhills. You also have to walk on the glacial path. Practice extreme caution and follow the instructions of the team leader at all times.
Day 01 :Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m).
Day 02 :Kathmandu sightseeing and preparation for expedition.
Day 03 :Fly or drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
Day 04 :Fly to Jomsom, trek to Tukuche (2590m).
Day 05 :Climb from Tukuche to first camp (4000m).
Day 06 :First camp to second camp (4900m).
Day 07 :Second camp to the High Camp (5200m).
Day 08 :Summit attempt (6012m).
Day 09 :climb down to the second camp.
Day 10 :climb down to Tukuche.
Day 11 :Spare day.
Day 12 :Drive to Tatopani (1190m).
Day 13 :Drive to Pokhara.
Day 14 :Pokhara to Kathmandu drive/flight.
Day 15 :Rest day.
Day 16 :Departure.