Dhampus Peak Climbing

Duration: 24 days |
Altitude: 6,012m

"Dhampus Peak is situated North east of the big Dhaulagiri massif near above Tukuche Village the Thakali Area. It is an easy mountain to climb. This peak is also known as a Thapa Peak. The overwhelming altitude differences between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges make a very exposed spot to observe the scenery from Dhampus Peak. ."

 

Dhampus Peak is a 19,724 ft / 6,012 m mountain peak near Bāglung, Nepal (general), Nepal. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 74th highest mountain in Nepal. The nearest peaks are Tukuche Peak, Mukut Himal, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri North, Nilgiri, and Nilgiri South. Dhampus Peak is situated North-East of the big Dhaulagiri massif. It is an easy mountain to ascent although a good physical condition is requires adopting the high altitude trekking. The overwhelming altitude differences between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges Dhampus Peak a very exposed spot to observe the scenery from. Being a top of Dhampus Peak (6012m) one can enjoy the biggest mountain range in the world with uninterrupted heights between seven and eight thousand meters, containing Annapurna -1, 2, 3 & 4, Annapurna-South, The Nilgiris and Tilicho Peak. We offer an wilderness itineraries to attempt this peak via around Dhaulagiri commencing at Beni some about 285 km west of Kathmandu, then the trek follow the unexploited route via Bibiyachore to the Dhaulagiri base camp, beyond Dhaulagiri base camp we ascend the French pass 5445m to reach hidden valley from where we gear up to reach the top of Dhampus peak, after successful attempt of the peak we trek down to the Kaligandaki valley to reach Jomsom in 3 days, at Jomsom we take flight back to Kathmandu vai Pokhara .

 

Nepal Visitors is a small group adventure travel which has pioneered responsible tourism practises in Nepal. Our friendly guides and trip leaders are experts at leading interesting groups of men and women throughout Nepal.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: 24 days
  • Max Altitude: 6,012m
  • Group Size: 2 to 12
  • Tour Grade: Moderate
  • Season: March - May, Sept - Dec
  • Tour Type: Drive Out / Drive in Trekking and Kathmandu Private Vehicle
  • Highlight: Breathtaking scenery of Tukuche peak and Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna First, Second, Third & Fourth, Tilicho Peak, Nilgiri South & North, exploration beautiful hamlets around Kaligandaki valley. This place has so many highlights that attract people’s minds and heart.

Dhampus Peak Climbing Itinerary

  • Itinerary
  • Include / Exclude
  • Date & Price
  • Equipment
  • Climb Photo

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m)
Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu (1300 m)
Day 03: Drive to Beni (829 m)
Day 04: Trek Beni (829 m) to Babyachour (1168 m)
Day 05: Trek Babyachour to Dharapani (1697 m)
Day 06: Trek Dharapani to Muri (1393 m)
Day 07: Trek Muri to Boghara (2080 m)
Day 08: Trek Boghara to Dobang (2520 m)
Day 09: Trek Dobang to Sallaghari (3100 m)
Day 10: Trek Sallaghari to Italian Base Camp (3660 m)
Day 11: Trek Italian Base Camp to Japanese Base Camp (4200 m)
Day 12: Rest day at Japanese Base Camp
Day 13: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4600 m)
Day 14: Trek to Dhaulagiri Hidden Valley Camp (5050 m)
Day 15: Trek to Dhampus High Camp (6012 m)
Day 16/17: Summit Dhampus (6012m). & camp at High camp.
Day 18: Trek to Yak Kharka (3680 m)
Day 19: Trek to Marpha (2670 m)
Day 20: Trek to Jomsom (2720 m)
Day 21: Fly Jomsom to Pokhara (820 m)
Day 22: Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu (1290 m)
Day 23: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 24: Final Departure

 

NOTE: On Dhampus Peak Climbing of this type, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Trip Cost Includes:

  • All hotel/airport transfer
  • Three Star Hotel or similar category hotel at Kathmandu
  • Rock climbing course in Kathmandu
  • All ground transportation by private vehicles
  • Tent during climbing Period
  • Local Lodges while on the trekking
  • 4 Seasonal sleeping bags.
  • Climbing Sherpa Guide and his equipment service charge
  • Necessary Porters – Special recommended for 2 guest use one porter
  • One climbing guide, one assistant guide for base camp, one cook and necessary number of porters. ( we expect your luggage not to exceed 25 kg per person)
  • Dhampus Peak Permit
  • All necessary paper works and permits.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangements
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  • All government and local taxes if necessary.
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee.
  • Climbing rope, Ice Axe, Ice Poll, Ice Screw etc for the climbing guide.
  • Service Charges and all government taxes.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Guide and porters salary and insurance.

Cost Does Not Include:

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Personal mountaineering gears
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
         
         
         
         
         

Recommended Climbing Kit
The following is a list of climbing equipments, clothing and accessories that we recommend that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognise that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

 

CLIMBING GEARS
 Personal Climbing Gears:
-Ice axe
-Crampons
-Harness
-Tape Slings (2)
-Screwgate Karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
-Descender/Abseil Device
-Plastic Mountaineering Boots
-Ascender
-Helmet (optional)
 Group Climbing Gears:
-Snow bar*
-Rope*
-Ice Hammer*
-Ice Screw*
 CLOTHINGS
 Head:
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body:
- Under Garments
- Hiking shorts
- Lightweight cotton long pants
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet:
- Thin, lightweight inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
-Gaiters

Upper Body:

- T-shirts
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket *

Hands:
- Lightweight gloves
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

ACCESSORIES

- Sleeping bag rated to zero degree centigrade *
- Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
- Small pad or combination lock-to-lock
- Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
- Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
- Trekking Poles *
- Water bottle (2) or camel bag
- Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
- Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)

Toiletries:
- 1 medium sized quick drying towel
- Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
- Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
- Deodorants
- Nail clippers
- Face and body moisturizer
- Feminine hygiene products
- Small mirror

Personal Hygiene:
- Wet wipes (baby wipes)
- Tissue /toilet roll
- Anti bacterial hands wash

Extras/Luxuries:
- Binoculars
-Camera
- Laptops
- Reading book
- Trail Map/Guide book
- Journal & Pen
- Walkman
- Pencils and small notebooks
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

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