Dhumpus Peak Climbing - 16 Days

Dhumpus Peak Climbing

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.

Spring (March-May)

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 (September-November)

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.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)

A representative will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel. You can check in to the hotel and rest for the day. Our staff will brief you about the tour in detail. You could also roam around the streets of Kathmandu in the evening.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation for the Expedition

After an early breakfast, you can start the sightseeing tour of the city. A professional tour guide and heritage expert will take you to the ancient palaces of Kathmandu for sightseeing. UNESCO has listed seven sites around Kathmandu valley on its list of world heritage sites.

There are three exquisite Durbar Squares in Kathmandu valley. The Basantapur Durbar square, Patan durbar square, and Bhaktapur durbar square provide you with a lesson in the medieval history of the country. You can also explore the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the Newar people.

The “Newars” are the original inhabitants of the Kathmandu valley. The food culture and the festivities of the Newars are quite famous all over the world. Besides, there are plenty of other religious sites to visit like the Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath temple, and the Swayambhunath temple.

The Swayambhunath temple, also known as the monkey temple, attracts a lot of tourists over the years. The temple offers an excellent view of the sunset overlooking the Kathmandu valley. In the evenings you can return to the hotel and prepare for the trip to the mountains.

Our professional climbing experts will help you to check if your climbing gears and equipment are sufficient enough or not. They will also inspect the quality of the gears, and you will need to replace them with new ones if they are not found to be of standard quality.

But don't worry, there are plenty of shops around the Thamel area in Kathmandu that provide these gears and equipment for purchase or rent. We will also get the necessary permits and process the necessary formalities before the trip. You will stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 03: Fly or drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

You can take a 30-minute flight early morning to Pokhara from Kathmandu. You could also take a scenic drive of 7-8 hours. The scenic drive moves along the green hills of the Prithvi Highway.

After arriving at the airport in Pokhara, you can check-in at the hotel. In the evenings you can stroll around the lakeside area and enjoy the exuberant nightlife of the city on the banks of Pokhara. You will return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 04: Fly to Jomsom, trek to Tukuche (2590m)

After early morning breakfast, we take an early morning mountain flight to Jomsom. The windy city of Jomsom is the gateway to the upper mustang region. We start our trek as soon as we arrive at Jomsom. The road passes along the banks of the Kali Gandaki river. Jomsom has a desert-like landscape, and harsh winds blow all day. The strong gust of wind combined with dust and sand will prove to be an obstacle.

We pass through the village of Marpha to arrive at Tukuche. You will pass through hundreds of mani walls and Chortens. The spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains welcome along the way. There are many lodges and guesthouses in Tukuche and Marpha. Tukuche (2580m) was a medieval trade town where Tibetan traders traded salt and wool for the replacement of grains from the Nepali traders.

You can stay in the beautiful and homely Thakali homestays. There are four Buddhist gompas around the area. There are also vast apple orchards in the agricultural project area. A distillery produces wine made from apple, apricot, and peach. The peach brandy is quite famous. You will spend the night at a homestay in Tukuche.

Day 05: Climb from Tukuche to the First Camp (4000m)

From Tukuche we climb ahead and set up our tents at the campsite around 4000m. Our crew members and sherpa guides will help us to set up our camps. There we acclimatize correctly and explore the area. Spending the night in the open sky along the mountains is a heavenly experience.

Day 06: First Camp to Second Camp (4900m)

After an early start, we make our way to the second camp at 4900m. Our trail passes through harsh alpine vegetation overlooking the spectacular views of the mountains. The gradual ascend will lead us to the second camp. We set up our tents at a good campsite and start our preparations for the further climbing the next day.

Day 07: Second camp to the High Camp (5200m)

After an early morning, we resume our climb from the second camp to the high camp. The trail ascends gradually through a mountain pass. The glacial pass can be quite tricky as you will have to walk on a slippery surface most of the time. The climb is strenuous, and regular breaks help us cope with the taxing climb.

It also restores our energy for the rise the next day. Eventually, we arrive at the high camp after a long day. Our excellent sherpa crew will help us set the camp at the campsite. The crew members also make a final check on climbing gears and equipment as we make the ascent to the summit of Dhampus the next day.

Day 08: Summit Attempt (6012m)

The most important day of the tour is on this day. After days of preparations and acclimatization, we set out to attempt the majestic Dhampus Peak. Properly equipped and high on will power, we start our climb of the summit.

The goal of the day would be to climb the summit before midday as the strong gust of winds in the afternoon can create havoc and derail our expedition. Expert and veteran climbers will be our side at all times to instruct and guide our every step in the mountain.

The spectacular view of the snow-capped mountains including Tilicho Peak, Tukuche Peak, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Nilgiri South and North, Dhaulagiri rewards us. We will spend quality time at the summit clicking pictures and making memories. Finally, we descend back through the same route and arrive at the high camp.

Day 09: Climb Down to The Second Camp

We further descend to the second camp via the glacial pass. The slippery pass poses a high risk, and every climber should cross the pass with extreme caution. We set up our camos again and stay overnight.

Day 10: Climb Down to Tukuche

After the early morning, we head back to the Tukuche. We trek downhill through the same route we took our uphill climb. The mountain vistas look beautiful, and we have a different perspective of the mountains from what we had seen earlier during the trek. We stay overnight at a guest house or lodge in Tukuche.

Day 11: Spare Day

We have an extra day on our hand. We use this day to explore further the beautiful area in and around Tukuche. This day is the last day of our trek journey; hence, we make full use of the time. We visit various monuments around the area. The area has a unique cultural aspect and religious settlements.

You can explore Gurung and Tamang heritage and culture. The culture is reminiscent of Tibet as the people have a shared heritage. We can taste the wine made from the local produce like apples, apricots, and peaches. After a long day of exploration, we make our way back to our guest house and stay overnight.

Day 12: Drive to Tatopani (1190m)

After resting and exploring the beauty of Tukuche, we drive back to the village of Tatopani. The name Tatopani translated into hot water. There are many natural hot springs in the town. You can relax at the hot springs.

The muscles that might have suffered during the taxing climb will get a chance to loosen up. You will stay overnight in a lodge at Tatopani.

Day 13: Drive to Pokhara

After a day of relaxing we drive back to the lake city of Pokhara. The drive takes about 3-4 hours. After arriving at the town, we check-in at the hotel. In the evening the city opens up, and the exuberant nightlife will excite you.

The endless bars, pubs, cafes, night clubs provide plenty of options to enjoy the night. You could stroll around the beaches of Lake Phewa. You will stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 14: Pokhara to Kathmandu Drive/Flight

You can take an early morning flight to Kathmandu. The 30-minute flight over; looks the beautiful mountains and hills around the area. You could also alternatively take the 7-8 scenic bus drive to Kathmandu.

The ride moves along the curved winding hilly roads of the Prithvi Highway. After arriving at the capital city of Kathmandu, you can check-in and rest at the hotel.

Day 15: Rest Day

A free day at the capital city offers you an opportunity to sightsee the places that you miss out earlier. You could also take it to light and stroll around the area of Thamel and souvenir shopping. The nightlife of Thamel is also quite famous. You can enjoy your last day on the streets of Thamel.

Day 16: Departure

Our representative will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the airport. You can then board a flight to your desired destination.

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Trip Facts

  • 16 Day(s)
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