Dhaulagiri Circuit with Dhampus Peak Climbing

Dhaulagiri Circuit with Dhampus Peak Climbing trip is combination if high altitude trekking and climbing trip to Dhaulagiri and Annapurna region of Nepal.

Trip Facts

Trip Duration - 20 Days
Trekking Duration - 16 Days
Trekking Mode - Camping Trek
Trip Level - Extreme
Max. Altitude - 6012 meters
Min. Group Size - 2+

Dhaulagiri Circuit with Dhampus Peak Climbing – Dhampus Peak (6012 meters also known as Thapa Peak) is located on the northern-east of the great Dhaulagiri massif in the Annapurna range. This 6012-meter high peak is one of the non-technical climbing peaks and can also be a good beginning climbing option for aspiring mountaineers. Dhampus Peak Climbing offers the incredible view of Tukuche Peak, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak, Nilgiri, SitaChuchura, Tukche Peak, Thorong Peak, Tangu Peak, Tsarste and Hongde Peak. We also explore the different quaint and cultural villages of Kaligandaki valley.

The peak can be reached by following the famous mount Dhaulagiri Circuit trek trail. The trail to the mountain separates from the Hidden Valley camp after the French pass. Dhampus peak base camp is only a few hours away from the Hidden Valley camp and the only requires one day from the base camp to climb to the summit.

This is one of the non-technical peaks of the Himalayas and beginners with a bit of training during the climb can attempt to climb the peak. As minimum pre-requisite for this peak, all attempting climber must a good level of physical fitness.

Visit Himalaya Trek organizes and makes all the arrangement for climbing the mountain. The trek and expedition crew are highly qualified and trained personnel with a good decade-long experience of climbing and trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal.

Dhaulagiri Circuit with Dhampus Peak Climbing Trip Itinerary
Day 01:
Arrive in Kathmandu. (1335 meters).
Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara and drive to Darbang (1110 meters) via Beni.
Day 04: Trek to Muri (1720 meters).
Day 05: Trek to Boghara (2000 meters).
Day 06: Trek to Dobang (2350 meters).
Day 07: Trek to Sallaghari (3000 meters).
Day 08: Trek to Italian Base Camp (3630m).
Day 09: Acclimatization day at Italian Base Camp.
Day 10: Trek to Glacier Camp (4200 meters).
Day 11: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4748 meters).
Day 12: Cross French Pass (5350 meters) and trek to Hidden Valley (5080 meters).
Day 13: Trek to Dhampus Peak Base Camp (5150 meters)
Day 14: Summit Dhampus Peak (6012 meters and trek to Hidden Valley (5080 meters)
Day 15: Extra Day.
Day 16: Cross Dhampus Pass (5244 meters) and trek to Yak Kharka (4700 meters).
Day 17: Trek to Jomsom (2720 meters).
Day 18: Flight to Pokhara.
Day 19: Sightseeing at Pokhara and fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 20: Departure.

Cross Dhampus Pass
Italian Base Camp

Detail Itinenary

Arrival In Kathmandu Day 01
Arrive in Kathmandu. (1335 meters).
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. (Overnight at Hotel)
Sightseeing in Kathmandu Day 02
Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
A half day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
Flight back to Kathmandu Day 03
Fly to Pokhara and drive to Darbang (1110 meters) via Beni.
An early morning flight to Pokhara is followed by drive to Beni and continue to Darbang (1110 meters). (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Muri Day 04
Trek to Muri (1720 meters).
A good climb in the morning leads to Dharapani, one of the bigger villages and then passes through villages of Takum and Sibang. These terraced villages are inhabited by various minority groups of the country with majority of them being Magars. Finally, after crossing a small river the village of Muri marks the end of the day. (Around 7 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Boghara Day 05
Trek to Boghara (2000 meters).
From Muri we descend steeply to the bridge crossing over the MuriKhola. After passing through dense bamboo stands the trail enters a number of clearings with fields and farmhouses. Further north the valley steepens and the trail is exposed in places. We camp in the grounds of the primary school in this village. (Around 7 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Dovan Day 06
Trek to Dovan (2350 meters).
The trail now follows undulates through the forest following Myagdi River and passes through Lipshe. The trail comes out of the forest only at Dobang. (Around 6 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Sallaghari Day 07
Trek to Sallaghari (3000 meters).
The trek continues to go through the forests and consistently gains height throughout the day. The camp is also in the jungle for the day. (Around 5 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Italian Base Camp Day 08
Trek to Italian Base Camp (3630m).
Now, the lush vegetations slowly starts to disappear as the trail moves on and then enters the moraine where the Base Camp is located. From the Base Camp view of the west face of Dhaulagiri can be enjoyed. (Around 3-4 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Acclimatization day at Italian Base Camp. Day 09
Acclimatization day at Italian Base Camp.
The day can be used to take a good rest to prepare the body for the next few days (hard and long days follow after the day). This day can also be used to explore around the area depending upon the condition of your body.
Day 10
Trek to Glacier Camp (4200 meters).
The trail steeply drops down to the glacier and crosses the glacier, entering into the moraine. Most of the day is spent in this moraine and the camp is also in the moraine. (Around 5 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Dhaulagiri Base Camp Day 11
Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4748 meters).
More walk in the moraine leads to Dhaulagiri Base Camp. From Base Camp, stunning views of Dhaulagiri I (8167 meters), Tukuche Peak (meters), Dhaulagiri II (7751 meters) and Dhaulagiri IV (7661 meters) can be enjoyed. (Around 4 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Cross French Pass Day 12
Cross French Pass (5350 meters) and trek to Hidden Valley (5080 meters).
An early morning start is a must on days crossing a high pass. The day starts with a brief gradual descend and then a long steep ascent until top of the of the pass follows. A brief stop at the top to enjoy all the surrounding mountains of the valleys left behind is followed by a steep drop, which only ends at French Pass. Now a long descent continues for the rest of the day and only ends at camp. (Around 7-8 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Dhampus Peak Base Camp Day 13
Trek to Dhampus Peak Base Camp (5150 meters)
Now the trek leaves the Dhaulagiri Trek trail and heads towards the Dhampus peak towards the base camp. The base camp can be reached within 4 hours of comfortable trek.
Dhampus Peak Climbing Day 14
Summit Dhampus Peak (6012 Meters) and trek to Hidden Valley (5080 meters)
The climbing to summit is straightforward on a comfortable slope and is assisted with fixed ropes on risky sections. The summit can be reached within 8 hours and a long descent down to Hidden valley ends the day.
Extra Day Day 15
Extra Day.
Extra Day.
Cross Dhampus Pass Day 16
Cross Dhampus Pass (5244 meters) and trek to Yak Kharka (4700 meters).
This day is the longest and hardest day of the whole trek as the trail once again climbs up to Dhampus Pass and then again starts to descend for the rest of the day. The descent also marks the treks entrance into Kali Gandaki Valley and offer stunning views of Nilgiri South (6839 meters), Tukuche( meters) and a section of the Annapurna Range. (Around 10 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Jomsom Day 17
Trek to Jomsom (2720 meters).
The descent mode still continues and only ends at Marpha Village. This is the first settlement after exiting the valley and from Marpha, the trek continues on a road to Jomsom.(Around 5 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Flight to Pokhara Day 18
Flight to Pokhara.
An early scenic flight to Pokhara. Views of Annapurna range and the dominating figure of Machapuchhre (also known as Fishtail) (6997 meters) dominates both the sky and the beautiful Phewa Lake with its reflection in it. Afternoon can be enjoyed by the lake as the hotel is located near to the lake. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
Sightseeing in Pokhara Day 19
Sightseeing at Pokhara and fly back to Kathmandu.
A half day guided tour to the most popular and historical sites of Pokhara and a late afternoon flight back to Kathmandu. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
Final-Departure Day 20
Departure.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future. (Breakfast included)

Service Includes on trip cost.

  • Airport transportation, Arrival, and departure Land transport.
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B plan
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara, and Jomsom – Pokhara – Kathmandu domestic flight.
  • Experience climbing Sherpa and Guide.
  • Climbing gears like rope, ice bar etc for the Dhampush Climbing.
  • Dhampush Peak climbing permit and all government taxes.
  • Garbage deposit fee (refundable)
  • Full board high altitude meal while trekking to base camp and climbing Period.
  • Expedition manager, Expedition cook, support crew and porters with their equipment, daily wages, food, insurance etc.
  • All necessary camping and kitchen equipment provided that includes base camp tents, dining tent with table and chair, kitchen tent, toilet tent.
  • Good quality high altitude tents while climbing the Dhampush Peak.
  • Emergency Oxygen with regulator and mask.
  • EPI gas and burner for the high climb;
  • Satellite Phone and Walkie-Talkie in case of emergency

 

Service excludes on trip cost

  • Medical and personal high-risk insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Lunch, Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal equipment and climbing gears.
  • International airfare and airport tax
  • Climbing Bonus, tips, and personal nature expenses.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charge for Sat phone, communication equipment, and commercial filming while on Dhampush Peak Climbing.

Gear List

Visit Himalaya Treks has always been keen on safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG. You must bring the following items:
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  • Thermal shirts/underwear
  • Nightwear thermals
  • Fleece/sweatpants
  •  Day-wear shirt/rain pants
  •  Trekking pants
  • Wind pants
  • Warm hat/balaclava
  • Neck gaiter
  • Sunhat
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Mittens/gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Torch / Flashlight
  • Quick drier Towel
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen 35++
  • Water purification
  • A set of Earplugs
  • Trekking Poles
  • Hiking Boots
  • Socks
  • First aid kit
  • Antiseptics
  • Camera and video camera

Climbing gear for peak Climbing Trips.

Ice Axe w/Leash (General mountaineering tool. Sizing is important: under 5’7″ use a 60cm tool; 5’7″- 6’1″ use a 65cm tool; over 6’1″ use a 70cm tool. (Too short is preferable to too long).)
Crampons (With flat rather than “cookie cutter” frame rails)
40 ft 6mm people (For Prussiks or bring your glacier rig.)
Alpine Climbing Harness (Harness should fit over all clothing; have gear loops, adjustable leg loops and be reasonably comfortable to hang suspended in.)
Carabiners (2 Large Pear or D-shaped locking. 2 standard ovals or D’s)
Climbing helmet (Must be adjustable to fit, with or without hat or balaclava on)
1 Ascender (Recommended: left or right hand.)
Ski or trekking poles (Snow baskets required. Helpful for balance when carrying a heavy pack or if you have knee problems)
Climbing boots.
Gaiters (Please make sure your gaiters fit around the plastic boot without being too tight around the boot.)
Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag etc are available on hire in Kathmandu.

Medical
  • Betadine / Dettol.
  • Hand-plaster
  • Bandage
  •  Eye drop.
  • Eardrop
  •  Sinex.
  • Gauge
  • Cotton
  • Move / Spray
  • Design
  • Diamox
  •  D-Cold
  • Vicks
  • Paracetamol
  • Medicine for diarrhea
  • Medicine for a toothache

 

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