Trip Overview

Dhampus Peak Climbing through Dhaulagiri Circuit is one of the least trodden paths that trekkers find resplendently adventurous. Dhampus Peak natively known as “Thapa Peak” lies in Myagdi district of the Gandaki Province, northern-central Nepal right in the middle of the Dhaulagiri Massif which truly offers some glorious sights of Hiunchuli Peak (6,441m), Tukuche Peak {6,920m), Tilicho Peak (7,134m), the Annapurna Range (8,091m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,161m), the seventh-highest peak itself. Moreover, the peak bestows you some spellbinding views of more than thirty peaks which undoubtedly allures mountain lovers from all around the world.

 

This could be an impeccable chance for experiencing an astonishing level of mountaineering in the Himalayas as it offers diversified vegetation, bewitching landscapes, antique cultural and religious heritage sites, and diverse ethnic groups.

 

Trek to the summit of Dhampus Peak is considered to be a moderate climb. Nevertheless, the trip passes through the Dhaulagiri Region which could enhance the strenuousness. Thus, an excellent level of fitness and is demanded to accomplish higher altitudes.  At the same time, trekkers can relish the journey with some remarkable views that it offers which eases in comforting altitude problems.

 

Best Seasons to Explore Dhampus:

 

The most favorable seasons to visit Dhampus are Autumn (October-November) and Spring (March-May) as the weather remains clear and mild in these times.

Trip Itinerary

DAY
  • 1-2
    Arrival In Kathmandu And Preparation For The Trek

    As soon as you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, one of our representatives will welcome and escort you to the booked hotel. On the second day, we will initiate our official procedure including travel permit, bag pack, shopping, documentation, and briefing about our expedition. Additionally, you will also be able to greet other traveling companions.

    Altitude 1400 m
    Meals N/A
    Accommodation 3-5 Star Hotel
  • 3
    6-7 Hours Of Drive From Kathmandu To Pokhara

    After an early breakfast, we will drive from the capital to Pokhara on the third day. You will be able to freshen up after a seven-hour drive through the Prithvi highway. Although the roads are a bit bumpy, you will definitely cherish the view of river Trishuli, Manakamana Cable car, and diversified hilly habitation through the window of the bus.  If we reach in time, we will be fortunate enough to amble on the glorious streets of Pokhara experiencing an exquisite sight of Phewa Lake, Mahendra Cave, Davis fall, and many more.

    Altitude 822 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation 3-5 Star Hotel
  • 4
    Six Hours Drive From Pokhara To Darbang (1,180m)

    On the fourth day of our trip, we will drive to Darbang (1180m) where one can relish exquisite views of River Kali Gandaki and snow-capped peaks through the window of the vehicle on the way. We will spend an overnight in Darbang and prepare for the next day.

    Altitude 1180 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Lodge/Teahouses
  • 5
    Trek From Darbang (1,180m) To Sibang (1,750m), 6 Hrs

    Our trek starts from Darbang (1180m) with an aim of reaching Sibang (1750m) on the fifth day. We will initiate to gain elevation where we will arrive at Dharapani, a small ridge that gifts some magnificent views of Gurja Himal, Mt Dhaulagiri, and Hiuchuli. After crossing Dharapani, we will reach Sibang and rest for the night.

    Altitude 1750 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Lodge/Teahouses
  • 6
    Trek From Sibang (1,750m) To Jugepani (2,000m), 6 Hrs Trek

    Our trek resumes from Sibang (1750m) as we will head to Jugepani (2000m), a small village that has been assisting hundreds of trekkers for many years who come to explore the Dhaulagiri Region. The path to Jugepani will start ascending as we will pass through numerous villages and dense hills.

    Altitude 2000 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Lodge/Teahouses
  • 7
    Trek From Jugepani (2,000m) To Baghara (2,080m), 7 Hrs Trek

    Following our travel schedule, we will start our trek to Baghara (2,080m) at the earliest hour as it will be an exhausting trekking day. Despite hiking for several long hours, you will be mesmerized by some breathtaking landscapes and reach Baghara in a blink of an eye.

    Altitude 2080 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Lodge/Teahouses
  • 8
    Trek From Baghara (2,080m) To Dobang (2,260m), 6 Hrs

    As we continue to elevate, the path will be more thrilling and challenging. We will persist our trek to Dobang (2260m) from Baghara (2080m) observing some incredible sights of Myagdi River and terraced fields and rest at Dobang for an overnight.

    Altitude 2260 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Lodge/Teahouses
  • 9
    Trek From Dobang (2,260m) To Sallighari (3,100m), 5 Hrs

    On the ninth day of our trek, we will continue to ascend to Sallighari (3100m) which offers some brilliant views of the pine forest, and rest in a tented camp overnight.

    Altitude 3100 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Camping
  • 10
    Trek From Sallighari (3,100m) To Italian Base Camp (3,600m), 4 Hrs

    It will be a relaxing hike as we will resume our trek from Sallighari (3100m) aiming to reach the first base camp of our expedition, Italian Base Camp (3600m) where you will be presented with some eye-catching sights of Mt Dhaulagiri, Gurja Himal and many more.

    Altitude 3600 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Camping
  • 11
    Acclimatization Day

    After trekking relentlessly for ten days, we will halt at the Italian Base Camp and acclimatize for a day. It will aid you to gain a higher altitude in the following days of our trek. Meanwhile, you can cherish some bewitching views that the place offers.

    Altitude 3600 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Camping
  • 12
    Trek From Italian Base Camp (3,600m) To Chhonrdan Glacier (4,200m), 5 Hrs

    The trek will start getting more adventurous as we endeavor to cross Chhonrdan Glacier (4,200m). Our experience trekking guides will assist you to cross the glacier using ropes.

    Altitude 4200 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Camping
  • 13-14
    Trek To Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,600m) From Chhonrdan Glacier (4,200m) And Acclimatisation Day

    After a scrumptious breakfast at Chhonrdan Glacier, we will resume our trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp which is elevated at 4600m. As we approach the base camp, we will be bestowed with some glorious landscapes of heavenly mountain peaks.

    Following our arrival at Dhaulagiri Base Camp, we will hike for a short distance and rehearse climbing for we must prepare for higher elevations on the fourteenth day.

    Altitude 4600 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Camping
  • 15
    Cross French Col (5,400m) From Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4,600m) And Camp At The Hidden Valley (5,050m), 8 Hrs

    The fifteenth day of our expedition will be tough as we will trek for eight long hours. While ascending to the French Col (5400m), we will encounter a steep moraine which could be slightly challenging. After reaching French Col, your exhaustion will be wiped away by some mesmerizing sights. We will descend down to the Hidden Valley (5050m) and camp overnight.

    Altitude 5400 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Camping
  • 16
    Ascent Dhampus Peak (6,060) And Return Back To The Base Camp, 8-9 Hrs

    The sixteenth day marks the most significant day of our trek. We will start our climb early in the morning. The climb to the summit of Dhampus Peak is arduous and tiring. Our guides will assist you to cross the final 60m ice bar using ropes. As soon as you glorify the summit, you will be able to behold the elegant Kaligandaki River and numerous mountain peaks from the Annapurna Range.

    We will descend back to the camp instantly and rest for the night.

    Altitude 6060 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Camping
  • 17
    Descend To Marpha (2,650m), 8 Hrs

    After experiencing the summit of Dhampus Peak, we will descend to Marpha (2650m), the apple capital of Nepal.  We will initiate to descend by the Kaligandaki riverbank and reach Marpha after a eight-hour hike. As soon as we arrive at Marpha, you will be able to visit several apple orchards and get to taste different apple products.

    Altitude 2650 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Lodge/Teahouses/Camping
  • 18
    Trek To Jomsom (2,700m) From Marpha (2,650m), 5 Hrs   

    Following our travel schedule, we will trek to Jomsom (2700m), the most facilitated town in the entire Annapurna Region as it will be our last day of the trek. We will enjoy a convenient overnight stay in Jomsom and prepare for our flight to Pokhara and Kathmandu for the following day.

    Altitude 2700 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Lodge/Teahouses
  • 19
    Fly Back To Pokhara – Fly Back To Kathmandu

    After an early breakfast, we will fly back to Pokhara. The flight is a unique experience as it will fly you through an enormous gorge that lies between The Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain Ranges. After a scrumptious lunch in Pokhara, we will catch a plane and fly back to Kathmandu as per our travel schedule.

    Altitude 1400 m
    Meals Breakfast And Lunch
    Accommodation 3-5 Star Hotel
  • 20
    Spare Day In Kathmandu/Sight-seeing As An Option

    After the attainment of our long trek, you can relish Kathmandu as a relaxing day. You can pay a brief visit to Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhu Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and many more cultural heritages inside the capital.

    Altitude 1400 m
    Meals Breakfast And Farewell Dinner
    Accommodation 3-5 Star Hotel
  • 21
    Final Departure

    Our trip to Dhampus Peak through Dhaulagiri Circuit will end on this day. However, you will return home with infinite memories locked in your memory for eternity. One of our representatives will escort you to Tribhuwan International Airport and bid you a cordial farewell before your scheduled flight.

    Altitude 1400 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation N/A
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Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop off in a private car as per schedule.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara with a bed and breakfast basis.
  • As per the schedule, meals during trek Darbang to Jomson include Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea, or Coffee (3 cups of tea in a day).
  • All the necessary paper works and conversation entry permits.
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee.
  • TIMS card
  • Jomson-Pokhara-Kathmandu flight fare.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Darbang tourist Bus.
  • Accommodations in lodges/tea houses (Twin beds basic sharing).
  • An experienced Government licensed guide with fluent English
  • 1 porter for 2 members for carrying personal gear.
  • Salary, Food, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance for the Guide and Porters.
  • Emergency oxygen bottle with mask regulator. (If used, an additional cost of oxygen)
  • Medical basic kit (Please consult your doctor and prepare medicine for yourself)
  • Farewell dinner with typical Nepali restaurant.
  • All Government taxes

Excludes

  • International airfares
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Personal clothing, climbing gear & equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Travel insurance
  • Rescue evocation in case of need items of personal nature
  • Personal Expenses
  • Any kinds of Alcohol drinks, cold drinks, phone calls, internet, battery charging, laundry on trek
  • Bottle or boiled water during the trek
  • Tips for Guide, porter
  • Entrance fees in the monastery, temple during in Kathmandu or Pokhara and during the trek.

Departures

Trip Notes

Please do remember these things.

 

We schedule our trips in the most favorable seasons. However, the above-mentioned itinerary may change as per the expedition’s obstructions but the quality of our service is guaranteed.  In case of a delayed flight, we are obliged to inform you that besides the total number of days included in the itinerary, clients are compelled to bear the expenses of the extra days themselves.  Apparently, 8k Expeditions will assist necessary arrangements for your comfort.

 

Trekkers are advised to schedule their flights at convenient time frames as we shall not be responsible for missed international flights or luggage before our reception. You are also suggested not to carry insignificant materials for your own ease.

 

We are cordially grateful to you for joining us!

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