"The best views come after the hardest climb."
Dhampus Peak (Thapa Peak), located at the North-East side of Dhaulagiri massif, is certainly a paradise for trekking enthusiasts. Standing as tall as 6012 m, Dhampus Peak is one of the many mountainous beauties of the Dhaulagiri region. From the top of the Dhampus Peak, you will certainly be mesmerized and spellbound looking at the giants like Dhaulagiri I (8163m), Tilicho Peak (7134 m), Nilgiri (6940 m), Tukuche (6920 m) and many other peaks.
The Dhampus Peak Climbing is neither easy nor too difficult. However, it is physically and mentally challenging. So being in a fit condition is quite important for the journey. Our package is not just about climbing the peak, yet it is likewise a climbing course that teaches you the ABC's of mountain climbing. As we ascend to the highest camp, a practical session on beginners climbing course will make you prepared for summiting the peak. The joy and the adventure of learning in the mountains is a triumph in itself.
Waking up every morning, you will be rewarded by the glistening sunrise on the snow peaked mountains. Every day you get closer to the mountains and the desire to get to the top wins over any exhaustion. The trek passes through many valleys and villages which are inhabited dominantly by the Gurungs. Their rich culture and a simple lifestyle are what will amaze you even more.
The best time for climbing the Dhampus Peak is during March, April and May, and September, October, and November. During this time, the skies are clear and you can gaze at the magnificence above the clouds. Along the trekking route, you can enjoy the babbling sounds of the Kaligandaki River, the romantic shadows of the Rhododendron forests, warm baths in natural hot water springs and much more.
So, these 22 days will freshen up your tired minds and this will certainly be a vacation you will always remember.
Upon your landing, at the Kathmandu airport, we will welcome you and drop you off at your inn. If there is time in the afternoon or in the evening, we can take you to a tour to major tourist attractions a in Kathmandu.
A theoretical session on beginners climbing course will be delivered at Kathmandu itself. This will make you familiar with the basic terms and skills required for mountain climbing.
Pokhara is only a 6-7 hour drive or 25 minutes flight from Kathmandu. You can look over the alternatives of flight or drive.
From Pokhara, you can travel 1 hour by bus to reach Nayapul. Starting Nayapul, we will commence our 5-6 hours trekking. We will pass through many villages including Birethanti, Sudami, Hille and finally reach Tikhedhunga.
The second day of the trek includes crossing Tikhedunga River and Bhurungdi River. It will be a tough ascend where you will climb about 3300 steps. After about 6 hours of walking, we will reach Ghorepani.
After around 6 hours of strolling, we will reach Ghorepani. We will leave early in the morning to see the dawn at Poon Hill. Poon Hill, at a height of 3210 m is extraordinary compared to other areas for stunning perspectives of the Himalayas. In the wake of coming back from Poon Hill, we will move towards Tatopani where there is regular hot spring.
You can either walk 7 hours or take a jeep to make a trip from Tatopani to Ghasa. This route homes the most profound canyon on the planet, the Kali Gandaki Gorge.
The trail from Ghasa to Tukuche transitions from subtropical forests to alpine forests. A 6-hour long adventure along the Kali Gandaki River, Khobang village and many other natural masterpieces, we will reach Tukuche.
On this day, we will make our ascent to the first camp of Dhampus peak, leaving behind the comforts of lodges.
On the 11th day, we will trek along the snow-covered trails to reach the second camp of Dhampus peak. The trek gets more difficult but the splendid views will keep us motivated and energized.
From the second camp, we will head towards the highest camp located at an elevation of 5200 m.
As we reach the climax of the trek, 3 days of our trip will be spent in learning the mountain climbing practically. You will learn climbing in natural surroundings under the direction of profoundly experienced climbing instructors.
The day 16 is the most vital day of the entire trek as it is the day we summit the Dhampus Peak. As we achieve the highest point of the pinnacle, we can see tremendous Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche and numerous different peaks taking off over the mists.
On this day, we will return from the highest camp to the second camp, recalling back our footsteps we had paved before.
Similarly, we will trek further down to reach Tukuche village.
As we head towards Jomsom, we will witness the rain shed area of Nepali mountains. In any case, we can see the awe-inspiring mountains inside a close separation.
From Jomsom, we will fly to Pokhara. At Pokhara, there are many interesting activities that can be done. Some of them are paragliding, boating, visiting Bat cave, David's fall, Peace pagoda, etc.
You may pick whether to fly or drive back to Kathmandu and back to hotel.
On your flight day, we will securely drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport.