Dhampus Peak is a 73 highest trekking peak in the Nepal Himalaya. Dhampus Peak is an easy mountain to ascend, lies northeast of the big Dhaulagiri massif. One of the best trekking peak, Dhampus peak summit it offers the stunning scenery of the Himalayas. The Dhampus Peak climbing is non-technical, light on logistics and includes various options for different abilities.
Dhampus Peak climbing expedition starts in Tukuche, from where you will ascend 3500 meters to the peak. The route to Dhampus Peak follows the west-ridge, which connects Dhampus Pass (5200m), where we will set up our high camp. Though this expedition exceeds the 6000-meter frontier, no technical climbing skills are required. However, experience walking on snow and ice is a must. The use of crampons depends on snow conditions. As there are no steep pitches and no glacier traverses at all, we won not be roped together. Hence knowledge about knots and rescue operations are also not required. Good physical health and mental perseverance necessary.
It is in terms of climbing technicalities an easy mountain peak to ascent. The overwhelming altitude differences between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges make Dhampus Peak a very exposed spot to observe the scenery from. Having Tukuche Peak (6920m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m) spectacularly near you enjoy the feeling of being part of the extreme altitudes of the Himalayas. The biggest mountain range in the world with uninterrupted heights between seven and eight thousand meters, containing Annapurna 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and Annapurna-South, The Nilgiri and Tilicho Peak tower above the horizon in the South.
The 3500 meter ascent from Tukuche, where our climb starts, makes you feel having gone really high. The normal route to Dhampus Peak follows the west-ridge, which connects Dhampus Pass (5200m), where Beautiful sunset in the mountain! 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, which each take an additional 4 days. An ideal combination is the trek over the 5400 meter high Thorung Pass.
Below is the Dhampus peak climbing itinerary and talk to our climbing guide and climbing Sherpa for the best customized climbing itinerary and the detail climbing information of Dhampus peak like climibing prepartion, equipment and Dhampus peak climbing package cost.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
You will be received by us at Kathmandu airport on arrival to Nepal. We wait you there with your name on paper. Then we drive to hotel and spend free afternoon on your own. Trip briefing and discuss on climbing trekking itinerary.
Day 2: In Kathmandu
Prepare for climbing and shopping the necessary climbing gear and equipment.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara (915m)
Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus or by flight. It is nearly 200km distant from Kathmandu and if we take tourist bus drive it takes 6 hour scenic drive and if by flight it is 30 minute scenic flight.
Day 4: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1577m)
Drive to Nayapul (1070m) for an hour by private coach and trek to Tikhedhunga. It is short and easy trek on trail of village, rice field and river, it is nearly 4 hours trekking to Tikhedhunga.
Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani (2855m).
Trekking to Ghorepani takes 6/7 hours on uphill trail passing villages and alpine forest of oak, pines and rhododendron. The part of trekking is pretty steep uphill to Ulleri village, and then it is less steep uphill to Ghorepani.
Day 6: Ghorepani to Tatopani Trek
Early in the morning hike to Poon Hill (3210m) for wonderful Himalayan scenery and breakfast at ghorepani and continue trek to Tatopani /Natural hot spring (1189m). Trekking to Tatopani is all downhill takes 6/7 hours walking.
Day 7: Trek to Ghasa (2010m).
Trekking is easier than the previous day trekking following Kali Gandaki River either on the motor road or the old trekking trail, it takes 5 hours walking.
Day 8: Trek to Marpha (2670m).
An easy trekking day walks almost on flat trail following the Kaligandaki river upto Marpha takes 5/6 hours walking. Landscapes and view is pretty nice. River basin with green pine trees on both sides, high peaked mountains Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
Day 9: Trek to Yak Kharka (3680m).
Trek 5/6 hours uphill walk to Yak Kharka.
Day 10: Trek to Dhampus Base Camp (5100m).
Trek to Dhampus base camp takes 4/5 hours, trails are all uphill.
Day 11: Trek to High Camp (5600m) Dhampus
Our climbing guide will teach you how to fixed the rope, how to belay the rope, how to ascend, how to descend etc.
Day 12: Summit Dhampus Peak
Early in the morning, our climbing guide will take for Dhampus peak (6012m) summit and back to Dhampus peak base camp.
Day 13: Trek to Yak Kharka (3680m).
Trek back to Yak Kharka on the same trail as we trekked up.
Day 14: Trek to Marpha (2670m).
Day 15: Trek to Jomsom (2710m).
Trek to Jomsom, it takes 2/3 hours and explore Jomsom like visit Jomsom Mountain Museum and Tini village.
Day 16: Jomsom to Pokhara.
Fly back to Pokhara in the morning and walk around Pokhara.
Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus or by flight.