DHAMPUS PEAK CLIMBING 6012M - THAPA PEAK | Alpinist Club

DHAMPUS PEAK CLIMBING 6012M

Group Size

2-15 person

meal

breakfast, lunch, dinner

accomodation

hotel, lodge,tent

arrival on

kathmandu

departure from

kathmandu

trip level

hard

max. altitude

6012m

Best season

Autumn, Spring

trip highlights

  • The views of the Dhaulagiri (8,167 m)
  • Breathtaking 360 ° panoramas and Rhododendron forests
  • Exceptional trekking thanks to its high mountainside
  • A strong feeling of isolation

Dhambus Peak climbing 6012m is located in the Dhaulagiri region. The northern side of the wildest valley of Nepal (hidden valley) and Kaligandaki River flows its bottom. However, It is an interesting peak for climbers in the North-East of the big Dhaulagiri massif. It is an easy trekking peak to ascent for climbers. Dhambus Peak climbing 6012m is a great beginner’s climbing peak.  Climbers looking to gain experience on easy Himalayan terrain at altitude should consider this as their first choice. The ascent requires only walking on steep/flat snow with crampons and an ice ax.

We organize the Dhampus peak climbing 6012m with the Dhaulagiri circuit trek in Nepal. consideres one of Nepal’s most remote camping trekking trails due to its high alpine route and challenging passes.  Therefore, after the cross the pass you will rich at the mysterious hidden valley and from there you will proceed the further climbing to  Dhambus Peak climbing. This climbing peak allows you to witness and explore diversity. Will get a chance to cross some of the difficult passes -Thapa Pass, French Pass, Italian Base Camp, and Dhaulagiri Base Camp.

Dhampus peak climbing 6012m, our guide will give you special climbing training and you will learn and practice all the climbing techniques you will the practical use of crampons, ice axes, ropes, rescue, etc. to make sure that all the required skills and to boost your confidence for a successful summit of a peak.  However, From the summit, you will observe a magnificent view of the Annapurna range, Mt. Dhaulagiri.

Dhampus peak climbing itinerary and safety

whatever, Safety has always Alpinist team’s top priority and we attempt to create the safest mountain experience skill possible. Alpinist’s well-skill team of guides focuses on leading a fun and successful climb without compromising safety. Therefore, Careful planning with daily weather forecasts and diligent attention are taken as we venture to high altitudes. Comprehensive medical kits, rescue equipment, and radio and satellite communication equipment carry with the team throughout the trip.

of course, if you prepare for your upcoming expedition or trekking in Nepal, please feel free to contact our office and speak directly to one of our experienced guides regarding equipment, conditioning, the route, or any other questions you may have about our programs. info@alpinistclub.com

Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu. you are greeted at the airport by our team and then transferred to our hotel. Evening briefing from your guide.

approximately 15 hours of driving to the hotel
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals:  dinner
Accommodation: night in the hotel

We reserve this day for sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and to prepare for trekking. After having a warm breakfast, we will leave the hotel in a private vehicle with an experienced tour guide. We will visit several UNESCO-listed world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and the famous sacred Hindu temple, the Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa, and Boudhanath stupa. These places are famous to have inherited ancient religious practices, architecture, and culture.

Tour: full-day tour
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals: breakfast 
Accommodation: night in the hotel

Transfer to Kathmandu airport and flight to Pokhara (880m), Nepal’s third city. Located on the shores of Lake Phewa, a lake where the Machhapuchhare (6997m), Annapurna III (7555m), and Annapurna IV (7525m) are reflected. We then take the direction of Darbang, at the crossroads of two valleys. The journey can be a bit difficult due to the state of the road or track in places but the landscapes crossed are magnificent.

We start the trek, by a slightly steep path at the beginning, through a pine forest. The villages are surrounded by crops of potatoes and millet. We arrive at Dharapani (1500m), one of the most beautiful places in the region: beautiful view of the Gurja Himal (7193m), Dhaulagiri II, III, IV, and V, all peaks over 7500m above sea level.

Approximately 4 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 1,500 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

The path often continues on the mountainside with a superb view of the Gurja Himal and the Dhaulagiri II, III, IV and V, which we are gradually approaching. Numerous crossings of villages and their terraced cultures to Muri (1850m), the last magar village.

approximately 5 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 1,850 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

The path descends approximately 700m to Muri Khola then climbs up more than 800m with narrow and very airy passages: the valley narrows and villages become rarer. Arrival in Boghara (2080m), the last inhabited village (less than 300 inhabitants) in the valley. Camp in the schoolyard, the only flat site in the area.

approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 2,080 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

Alternating ascents and descents along the Myagdi Khola river. Arrival at the hamlet of Dobang (2520m) where there are some huts of buffalo breeders in the middle of the pines. All around, we can admire huge waterfalls.

approximately 5 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 2,520 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

After a first descent, the path climbs into the forest which becomes increasingly clearer. Some crossings of bridges sometimes very rudimentary. Camp in the middle of a pine forest at a place called Sallaghari at around 3200m, in front of Tsaurabong Peak (6395m).

Approximately 5 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 3,200 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

Small step to allow better acclimatization. The path climbs through forests of birch, bamboo, and then giant rhododendrons, increasingly sparse. The camp is located at the foot of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), with, to its right, Manapati (6380m) and, opposite, Tsaurabong Peak and its formidable barrier of seracs. The camp is set up at the Italians’ base camp (3700m), in the middle of high lawns.

Approximately 4 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 3,700 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

Acclimatization is very important at the higher altitude due to the thinning air of this region. We need to acclimatize ourselves by exploring around the Italian camp or hiking at a certain altitude or just by taking rest before climbing the Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Overnight stay at the tented camp at Italian Base Camp.

We descend the moraine, generally frozen in the morning, before passing in the middle of gorges surmounted on both sides by immense walls. We reach the source of the Myagdi Khola then set foot on the Chonbardan glacier which we will climb up to the camp (approximately 4300m) at the foot of the west face of Dhaulagiri I. Camp in a high mountain atmosphere

Approximately 5 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 4,300 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

Short enough step in order to continue perfect acclimatization. We continue to climb the glacier to the base camp of Dhaulagiri I at an altitude of 4750m. From the camp, the view of the Dhaulagiri is exceptional!

Approximately 3 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 4,300 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

Day of rest/acclimatization in an extremely rare setting: we are surrounded by peaks between 7000 to 8000m! Possibility of going to the start of the ascent of Dhaulagiri.

Steep climb in a moraine to the French Pass (5360m). From the pass, the view of Dhaulagiri I is absolutely fantastic! The camp is located not far from there, in the Hidden Valley at 5050m altitude, surrounded by Sita Chuchura (6611m), Hongde (6556m), Dhampus Peak (6035m), and Tukuche Peak (6920m). In this very isolated and often windy place, the nights tend to be very cold.

Approximately 5 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 4,300 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

Enjoying the beautiful sunrise views over the high mountains, we will leave for Dhampus High camp. Our trail mostly passes through the alpine vegetation along with the views of high snow-capped mountains to Dhampus Pass which is also a good camping site. From here, we will gradually climb over the glacial mountains to high camps. Upon reaching, we will arrange all the required equipment for summiting and set up our camp.

Approximately 5 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 5,400 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

Accepting all the challenges and traversing along with the technical spots under the guidance of an experienced climbing expert, we will summit the Dhampus Peak which is at the height of 6012m from sea level. On the completion of the climb, we will be rewarded with stunning views of Nilgiri and Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tilicho peak (7134m), Tukuche Peak (6920m) and other snow-capped peaks. After spending some time there, we will descend back to Alu Bari. Overnight stay at the tented camp at Alu Bari.

Approximately 9-11 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 3,900 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

Descent, sometimes steep in some places, to the beautiful village of Marpha (2700m) then continuation on a sometimes difficult track in a private vehicle to Tatopani (1190m).

Approximately 3 hours walking and 4 hours driving
Final altitude: approximately 1190 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

Continuation by the track then the road to finally reach Pokhara (880m).

6 hours of driving 
Final altitude: approximately 880 m
Meals: breakfast
Accommodation: night in the hotel

We take the direction of Pokhara airport to take a flight to Kathmandu and avoid the long hours of driving. Transfer to your hotel and end of the day at leisure.

35 minutes of flight to Kathmandu
Final altitude: approximately 1350 m
Meals: breakfast
Accommodation: night in the hotel

free time depending on the departure time of your flight and our representative will drop you at the airport, ending your journey in Nepal. We hope to be of service to you again. Thank you and safe travels.

approximately 20 minutes of driving from the hotel
Final altitude: approximately 1,350 m
Meals: breakfast

inclusion

what's included

  • Pick up from the airport and Final drop to the airport by private vehicle
  • Domestic flights /Land  transport described in the program.
  • Collective and individual camping and cooking equipment.
  • Accommodation as described in the paragraph “On-site organization”.
  • Meals as indicated in the “Day to day” program.
  • Dinner on the last evening in Kathmandu (except for drinks).
  • Supervision by an English-speaking Nepalese guide throughout the trip.
  • The assistance of a local team during the trekking (sirdar, porters, cooks).
  • The special permit for this region of Nepal.
  • All Government tax
  • A hyperbaric chamber (decompression chamber)

what's not included

The price does not include

  • Cancellation/interruption of stay/loss of luggage insurance and assistance.
  • All that is not indicated in the section “The price includes”.

Your expenses on site

  • Visa fees on arrival.
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu and Nepalganj
  • Any additional luggage on domestic flights.
  • The drinks.

TIPS

Tips are an integral part of the country’s culture. This gesture of thanks, which varies according to the itinerary and the duration, has become an obligation. A prize pool is created, given at the end of the trip to the members of the team.

However, it is important that the tip remains a gratuity, as our teams are also very well paid. We invite you to distribute tips only if the service has met your expectations and to reduce this sum if the services were not sufficient, explaining why in order to consolidate our educational work.

 

 

Accomodation & meal

ACCOMMODATION

In a standard category hotel (base: double room) in Kathmandu and Pokhara, during the rest of the trip in a tent (3-person tents for 2 people) or in a lodge depending on the trip. The lodges in Nepal are very comfortable random. In general, conditions are quite good around the Annapurnas and the Everest region. On the other hand, in Mustang, in the Manaslu,  Tsum valley, and in the region of Kangchanjung or Makalu, they can be very rudimentary to the point of being a dormitory sometimes even a kitchen. lodges can look like a refuge or sometimes a bed and breakfast from home. Most of the time it is a family house with double, triple, or dormitory rooms. Toilets and showers are always separate.

MEAL

In the cities, many restaurants allow us to discover the typical local cuisine. Meat is scarce in the high mountain, the Nepalese are generally vegetarians. The basic ingredients are rice, pasta, lentils, potatoes, vegetables. Snacks are included during the trek (cereal bars, dried fruits, etc.).

For camping trek accommodation: during the trek, breakfasts and evening meals are prepared by the kitchen team. They are taken under the mess tent. Depending on the profile of the stages (length of the day’s walk and/or presence of water), midday snacks will be served hot or cold in the form of picnics.

For tea house trek accommodation: meals are prepared by the cooks of the lodge and are taken in the dining room. Here is a typical one-day menu:

breakfast: eggs, toast or chapati, or Tibetan bread or pancakes, or pancakes, butter/jam, tea or coffee

lunch: the main course, tea or coffee.

dinner: soup, main course, fruit (fresh or canned), tea or coffee

NB: Hindus and Buddhists are most often vegetarians. We, therefore, eat very little meat or fish. The dishes are pasta, rice, potatoes, lentils, etc.

 DRINKS: during the trek, tea is served with meals (two cups of tea per meal). Additional cups of tea and other beverages, including mineral water, are the responsibility of the participants. You can fill your gourds with water in the lodges, but it is essential to treat it with purifying tablets. Avoid buying plastic bottles,

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