Dhampus Peak 6012m is called Thapa Peak, unknowingly. Dhampus peak is located in between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range, the peak is technically straight forward; that offers a splendid view of the whole upper Kali Gandaki.
From the summit of Dhampus peak, we have a magnificent view of over thirty different peaks between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range with the close view of Tukuche as well as Mt.Dhaulagiri.
Dhampus Peak Climbing package of Nepalgram Adventures takes you on the less trekked region exploring the famous Annapurna circuit trekking trail and Mustang region of Nepal. Annapurna circuit is one of the first known circuit trekking in the Nepal Himalaya, whereas Mustang is desert landscape in the lap of Himalayas.
One step at a time will take you to places that you could never have imagined possible. Embrace the “can do” attitude. Dhampus peak climbing takes you over thapa pass in the route of Dhaulagiri trekking route.
Look down from the top of the Himalaya; while simultaneously looking across at the soaring peaks of the Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges. Dhampus Peak also known as Thapa Peak takes you through the high altitude Thapa Pass (5244m) and to Dhampus Peak (6012m).
Location of the Dhampus peak
Dhampus peak lies in both Annapurna conservation area and Mustang region. Mustang is regarded as the forbidden kingdom of Nepal. The Annapurna and Mustang regions are rich in flora and fauna and you can expect to see a magnificent display of Nepal’s national flower
-rhododendron with its striking white, pink and red blossoms while trekking through the lower regions of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains.
Dhampus Peak lies northeast of the big Dhaulagiri massif. The overwhelming altitude differences between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges makes Dhampus Peak a very exposed spot to observe the scenery from.
Having Tukuche Peak (6920m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m) spectacularly near; you will have an exciting feeling on the top of Dhampus peak. The biggest mountain range in the world with uninterrupted heights between 7 to 8 thousand meters, includes Annapurna – I, II, III and IV Annapurna-South, The Nilgiris and Tilicho Peak tower above the horizon in the South.
The 3500-meter ascent from Tukuche, where the 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 our high camp is placed for summit attempt.
For acclimatized people we can customize a 6-day trip to Dhampus peak; starting from the High Plains in Tukuche.
For un acclimatized individuals we have best fit itinerary with acclimatization programs. An ideal combination is the trekking over the Thorong La 5416m pass en route the world-famous Annapurna Circuit trek.
Though this expedition exceeds the 6000-meter frontier, no technical climbing skills are required. The use of crampons depends on snow conditions meaning experience in walking on snow/ice a must. Because, nothing is taken to be granted for the sake of safety. As there are no steep pitches and no glacier traverses, the climbers are not roped together. Good physical health and mental state would be enough for Dhampus peak climbing.
Climbing permit cost
Dhampus peak also known as Thapa peak offer beautiful Himalayan views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, Mt,. Annapurna I & 19 snowy capped mountains of Annapurna trekking trails. Cost for climbing permit to this view point on the summit of Dhampus peak differs as accordance with the season.
|Permit Fee||Spring: (Mar-Apr-May) USD 250
Autumn: (Sep-Oct-Nov) USD 125
Winter: (Dec-Jan-Feb) USD 70
Summer: (Jun-Jul-Aug) USD 70
per passenger and maximum number of members in a team is 15 people
Dhampus peak climbing cost details of Nepalgram Adventure
The price also includes climbing gears like – fixed rope, main rope, ices crow, snow bar, ice hammer & all other group gears need while climbing the peak.
Hotel in Kathmandu as per our itinerary is included. Transport, Climbing permit and insurance of entire crew member is included in the cost for Dhampus peak climbing.
We assure kind hearted and experienced staff who knows how-to trace the route on glacier route, high pass route, and how to fix the rope for ice climbing, and how to climb the Dhampus peak with minimal risk and precisely successful pattern.
- Day 1 – Arrival
- Day 2 – Permit preparation & sightseeing
- Day 3 – Kathmandu to Pokhara (915m)
- Day 4 – Drive to Nayapul (1070m)
- Day 5 – Trek from Hile to Ghorepani (2855m). walk approximately 5-6 hours.
- Day 6 – morning hike to Poon Hill 3210m
- Day 7 – Trek to Ghasa (2010m). walk approximately 5-6 hours.
- Day 8 – Trek to Marpha (2670m). walk approximately 6-7 hours.
- Day 9 – Trek to Yak Kharka (3680m). walk approximately 5-6 hours.
- Day 10 – Trek to Dhampus Base Camp (5100m). walk approximately 5-6 hours.
- Day 11 – Trek to High Camp (5600m).
- Day 12 – Summit day
- Day 13 – Trek to Yak Kharka (3680m). walk approximately 5-6 hours.
- Day 14 – Trek to Marpha (2670m). walk approximately 5-6 hours.
- Day 15 – Trek to Jomsom (2710m). walk approximately 4-5 hours.
- Day 16 – Jomsom by fly back to Pokhara. flight approximately 25 minutes,
- Day 17 – Pokhara back to Kathmandu
- Day 18 – Departure
Dhampus peak climbing Overview
Facts of the Trek
- Duration: 20 Days
- Starting Point:Beni
- End Point:Jomsom
- Difficulty Level:Tough
- Min Pax:01 Pax
- Best season : Autumn / Spring
Dhampus Peak is an easy & popular peak for climbing in Annapurna region. It is also known as Thapa peak & situates between Annapurna range & Dhaularigi range.
You can see as many as 30 different peaks from the top of the Dhampus peak 6019 m (19747 fit). Mountains seen on this peak climbing trip to Annapurna region includes Mt Dhaulagiri & Mt Annapurna – both of these peaks are above 8000 meters.
This peak climbing trip is great to explore the Annapurna & Mustang region which is famous for rich floras, faunas, culture & landscapes.
The climb requires the use of crampons, ropes, ice axes and other climbing gears although the peak is not categorized as technical. If you have experience of hiking on snow; then it is going to be easy for you but for beginners it may take time to get along.
Climbing guides gives training to and give you constant feedback about the trail and environment.
Dhampus peak climbing trip starts with drive from Kathmandu and trek all the way to High Camp. Along the trail you get to experience amazing culture with amazing mountains like Annapurna I, II, III & IV, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri South & North, Tilicho Peak with other numerous snow topped peaks.
Dhampus peak climb can be your first amazing peak climbing experience or you can relive the experience of peak climbing in Nepal. Either way you should be able to experience the amazing Himalayas and feel the amazement of putting your feet on 6091m. Mt. Everest is just 2757m far away from the top of Dhampus peak.
HIGHLIGHTS OF DHAMPUS PEAK CLIMBING
- Climb to the summit of Dhampus Peak (6012m)
- Mind-blowing views of over 30 snow-capped peaks from Dhampus Peak.
- Cross Dhampus Pass at (5240m).
- Wildlife and stunning flora.
- The friendly and genuine hospitality of remote villagers.
- Experience the rich culture of the mountain people in the heart of the Himalayas
- Bath in natural hot springs at Tatopani