Dhampus Peak Climbing 17 Days
Dhampus Peak Climbing 17 Days is a simple beautiful trekking peak perfect for those who seek thrilling experience of easy nature which can give you a lifetime experience in the rising 6,012 m high altitude above sea level, which is situated in the lap of the Dhaulagiri Himal and Tukuche Peak. In this journey, you get to experience the feeling of looking down on the world below while at the same time looking across at the mighty peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges. The Route of Dhaulagiri peak and Hidden valley beautiful peak, from the Dhampus peak summits, you will get the golden opportunity to witness the seventh highest mountain Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters), and Tukuche Peak (6,920 meters) in the North-East, lovely Upper Mustang valley in the west, and outstanding close Upper Dolpo territory.
The Dhampus Peak Climbing Route is filled with the scent of wilderness which includes the existence of rare wildlife like Ghoral, Musk deer, and other beautiful creatures. The Annapurna and Mustang regions are rich in vegetation and you can see highly diversified cultures, pleasant Gurung village, and the rhododendron tree with its striking pink, white and red blooms while passing across the lower regions of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. Dhampus Peak Climbing doesn't need any past mountaineering experience as it has easy routes, requiring only good physical fitness and commitment. Climbing Dhampus Peak can be an ideal choice for starting your mountaineering experience which includes significantly more exciting, adventurous, and fun than difficulties, without any requirement of technical skills.
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Dhampus Peak Climbing 17 Days Outline Itinerary
|Arrive Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft.)
|Cultural tour in Kathmandu and preparation day (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Breakfast)
|Drive to Pokhara (Altitude: 823 m/2710 ft. Drive: 7/8 hrs. Meal: Breakfast)
|Drive to Beni/Tatopani (Altitude: 1689m/5570 ft. Drive: 2/2.30 hrs. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
|Trek to Ghasa Altitude: 2010 m/ 6630 ft. Trek: 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
|Trek to Kalopani (Altitude: 2530m/8350 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
|Trek to Marpha (Altitude: 2670 m/ 8810 ft. Trek: 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
|Trek to Yak Kharka (Altitude: 3680m/12145 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
|Acclimatization and Climbing Practice (Altitude: 3680m/12145 ft. Meal: BLD)
|Trek to Base camp Altitude: 5100m/16728ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
|Climbing Practice (Altitude: 5100m/16728ft. Meal: BLD)
|Summit and Back to base camp (Altitude: 6012m/19840 ft. Trek: 7/8 hrs. Meal BLD)
|Trek back to Yak kharka (Altitude: 3680m/12145 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)
|Trek to Jomsom (Altitude: 2670m/8757 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
|Fly to Pokhara, leisure time (Altitude: 823 m/2691 ft. Flight: 20 minutes Meal: B)
|Drive back to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: B)
|Departure Transfer (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: B)
Dhampus Peak Climbing 17 Days Detail Itinerary Expand All
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft.)
The first view of Nepal from the window of your plane could be a lifetime memorable view as the clear wide and white range of Himalayas shine straight in-front of your eyes. The ecstatic beauty is so rare that you won’t be able to blink your eyes. Welcome to Nepal; large heaven within this small planet Earth. As you step out of the airport our representative and a driver will receive you with a pleasant smiling welcome on their faces. You will be escorted to your hotel in the city in a car. Our representative will take complete care in processing your check-in into the hotel.
Day 02: Cultural tour in Kathmandu and preparation day (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Breakfast)
Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Western influence. Early morning enjoys the breakfast and heads towards the most popular Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva- Pashupatinath. Pashupatinath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is considered the holiest place in Nepal to cremate the departed ones. You can easily witness the culture of Hindu funeral in Aryaghat at Pashupatinath. Then a few minutes’ walks will bring you to Boudhanath, which is one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world. In this UNESCO World Heritage Site, you can observe Buddhist monks absorbed in prayer surrounding the stupa. The Tibetan flavor is well observed in the backstreets of Boudhannath. Then, you will have your lunch in a typical Buddhist restaurant in Boudhanath. After lunch, you will drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square. This ancient courtyard is incredible with enormous craftsmanship expertise of the local inhabitants of primeval and medieval ages. The stone paved streets, pagoda style edifices and the religious monuments inclusive different deities are the cultural displays at the site. After, the see through over these world heritage sites you will probably let go of your exhaustion at your cozy hotel room.
After check-in at the hotel, get refreshed and relaxed. Then, check your trekking gears and if anything missing, you can move for shopping near your hotel or even ask your tour officer to take you to the authentic shop. Enjoy the evening at your own and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (Altitude: 823 m/2710 ft. Drive: 7/8 hrs. Meal: Breakfast)
Early morning, after breakfast, catch the Tourist bus or we can also organize a private vehicle for you. Viewing countryside villages, farm, shops, and river, you will reach Pokhara. A beautiful place with tremendous views of mountains and lakes. You can also go for Boating at Fewa Lake. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Drive to Beni/Tatopani (Altitude: 1689m/5570 ft. Drive: 2/2.30 hrs. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Today, you will drive along the narrow serpentine highway that runs above raging Mardi River and between lush vegetation. On arriving Beni, spend your valuable time for a while. Beni is a small town tucked in between at the confluence of Kali River & Myagdi River.
It will be the first-day trekking, and you will walk along the mountain trail towards Tatopani. Tatopani is named after the Hot spring where you refreshed your body taking bath in a natural hot spring. Spend overnight at Mountain Lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Ghasa Altitude: 2010 m/ 6630 ft. Trek: 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
You will follow the trail that ascends gently up the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, towards the village-Dana, which is surrounded by orange groves. On the way, you will encounter local people selling baskets of oranges. Just beyond the small hamlet of Rupse, a thundering waterfall cascades down beside the trail. Afterward, the trail enters the steep and narrow section of the gorge. You will follow the stone path well-constructed. As the rock cliff ends, you head towards Ghasa, a pretty Thakali village. The village is beautified with flat-roofed Tibetan style houses in Ghasa.
Day 06: Trek to Kalopani (Altitude: 2530m/8350 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
After taking breakfast, you will start walking in the mountain trail passing small settlements and crossing bridge toward Kalopani. On reaching Kalopani, you can visit the Thakali Cultural Museum. Thakali is culturally rich ethnic group living in the Kaligandaki Valley of Nepal.
Day 07: Trek to Marpha (Altitude: 2670 m/ 8810 ft. Trek: 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Today, you will trek towards Marpha. Marpha is especially famous for Himalayas Apple. Here, you can get Apple Brandy and renowned as Marpha Brandy- don’t miss to taste. In the center of the village, you will see the rapidly expanding Solmi Gompa. It has an old giant prayer-wheel brought from Tibet and is here for more than a hundred years. Another attraction is the Marpha Horticultural Research Station that was established in 1966 for introducing new crops for this region. Spend overnight at the local lodge.
Day 08: Trek to Yak Kharka (Altitude: 3680m/12145 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Today, you will gain altitude. Walking along the mountain rocky trail, you will see some yak grazing. Sometimes, you might get heavy wind while trekking to this area. Hence, it is better to walk early after breakfast. Trekking for 5/6 hours, you will reach Yak Kharka. Yak Kharka is the yak graze land and hence signs of yak herders and thin vegetation can be seen there. Overnight at Yak Kharka.
Day 09: Acclimatization and Climbing Practice (Altitude: 3680m/12145 ft. Meal: BLD)
Now onwards, you will gain altitude. Hence, it is the best time to acclimatize properly. Today, you can take your time to wake up. Get refreshed viewing surrounding and make your journey to hike to some high altitude nearest to your camp. Follow the guidance of Sherpa and practice climbing technique. Spend overnight at Yak Kharka.
Day 10: Trek to Base camp Altitude: 5100m/16728ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
After Breakfast, get ready to trek towards High Camp of Dhampus Peak. Trekking in the alpine vegetation and magnificent view of the surrounding Peak, you will reach the base camp. Looking at the right site for a camp, you will stop for overnight stay.
Day 11: Climbing Practice (Altitude: 5100m/16728ft. Meal: BLD)
The climbing peak above 6000m will not be easy. Hence, it would be better to acclimatize properly at High Camp. Taking rest for a day, you can make yourself physically and mentally prepared to climb the peak. Practice some climbing technique from the guide and get ready for next day achievement. Spend overnight at Camp.
Day 12: Summit and Back to base camp (Altitude: 6012m/19840 ft. Trek: 7/8 hrs. Meal BLD)
Now, here comes the most awaited day. Wake up in the early morning around 2 a.m. and get ready with all gears. Following proper guidance of your climbing guide, you will head toward the Dhampus Peak. Once you reach the summit, get rewarded with a superb view of snowcapped mountains including Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tilicho and Tukuche. Spending quality time for a while at the summit, retrace back to the High camp. Take rest at camp where you will spend your overnight.
Day 13: Trek back to Yak kharka (Altitude: 3680m/12145 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Get ready to retrace back to Yak Kharka. Today, you will climb up a moderate snow slope towards the Dhampus Pass at 5240m. Crossing this pass, you will descend towards Yak Kharka. Enjoying the surrounding, you will spend your overnight at Yak Kharka.
Day 14: Trek to Jomsom (Altitude: 2670m/8757 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Today is the final day of your trek. You will slide down to the village of Marpha. Continuing to trek up to northern river valley, you arrive to Windy City of Nepal- Jomsom. Release all the trek exhaustion and get ready to celebrate the success of your journey. Spend overnight at Jomsom Mountain Lodge.
Day 15: Fly to Pokhara, leisure time (Altitude: 823 m/2691 ft. Flight: 20 minutes Meal: B)
From the windy city, Jomsom and you will take a flight back to Pokhara. Leaving the tranquil isolation, as you land at Pokhara, you will be once again transferred to your hotel in the city. Rest some of the time at your own.
Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: B/D)
You can either fly or drive to Kathmandu based on your feasibility and comfort. During the flight, you can reach Kathmandu within 30 minutes after departure from Pokhara. Whilst, driving will take around 7 hours to reach Kathmandu, however, you can grasp the countryside life. The 1st half of the trip is along the highway above Seti and Marsyandi Rivers and the latter half winds along Trisuli River. Green hills along the spiral roads, stopping in between for snacks (fish) are the trip highlights. Upon arriving at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel in the city.
Day 17: Departure Transfer (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: B)
Our tour officer will pick you up from your hotel three hours prior to your departure time. You will be escorted in a private vehicle to the airport for your final departure. Have a safe flight home.
- Airport Transfer: Airport transfer by office representative in a private vehicle
- Accommodation: 3 nights’ accommodation at Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast on twin sharing basis
- Accommodation: Accommodation at well and comfortable Mountain Lodge available en-route during trek (Few nights’ at during trek with attached bathroom/toilets)
- Camping: Fully catered camping trek during summit days
- Accommodation:2 night’s accommodation at Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast on twin sharing basis
- Meal: Full board meal during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Guide: English speaking, First Aid and Eco-trained local trekking guide, Assistance guide as per the group size, porters (2:1)
- Climbing Guide/Sherpa: An experienced climbing guide for summit Peak
- Misc: All the expenses for guide and porters along with Insurance
- Airfare: Domestic Airfare and Tax for the sector Jomsom/Pokhara
- Ground Transportation: Kathmandu/Besisahar drive in a deluxe tourist sharing vehicle [Private vehicle can be arranged]
- Ground Transportation: Pokhara to Beni transfer in a local sharing vehicle
- Permit: Dhampus Peak Permit
- Permit: Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) fee
- Permit: Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Card fee
- Medical Kit: Exclusive medical kit bag and oximeter carried by a guide
- Souvenir: Duffle Bag, Trekking T-shirt, Trekking Maps, Adventure Certificate
- Trekking Gears: Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket during Trek
- All government and local taxes as applicable
What's Not Included ?
- Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Items of personal nature, like phone calls, Internet use and laundry expenses.
- Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical Kit, personal trekking gears.
- Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Any extra expenses arising out of various unforeseen situations.
- Any additional staff other than specified.
- Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
- International airfares, medical and travel insurance.
- Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival).
- Filming, Walkie-Talkie, satellite phone and Drone Camera filming permits.
- Tips, gifts, and souvenirs.
- Any other item not mentioned in “Service Include” section.
- Tips for Guide/porters/driver
PASSPORT AND VISA:
All the foreign nationals (except Indian nationals) are required to display Visa while entering Nepal. Nepalese Visa can be obtained either at Nepalese Embassy of the respective country or can be obtained during your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu or from Nepal’s border entry point in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.
Certain nationals are requested to arrange Visa prior to arrival in Nepal. The listed countries are- Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia and cannot secure Nepalese Visa on arrival.
VISA FACILITY DURATION FEES
Multiple Entry 15 Days US$ 75 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 30 Days US$ 90 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 90 Days US$ 150 or equivalent convertible currency
You can also download VISA form and fill up. Please go through the link as below: http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa
MONEY & CREDIT CARD INFO
Most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in a problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. In Nepal, 3.5 % service charge is applicable as per Nepal Bank rules, on top of your payable amount for the trek cost. So, we suggest you bring some cash in USD just in case your card doesn’t work. Likewise, be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. If you want to exchange money, we provide you with the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel.
While traveling to Nepal, you are requested to have travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charges, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay, and cancellations.
Traveling in the Himalayas is full of adventurous; hence it is wise to choose a proper insurance policy. While choosing your insurance policy, make sure that it will protect all such unforeseen expenses. You must ensure that the policy you do take provides an adequate level of protection, well familiar with your itinerary and covers you for the activities involved. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday or send us scanned copy and it must be issued from your homeland.
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Please, kindly note, these given reference of the insurance company above is only a recommendation, which based on the recommendation of our previous
travelers. You could review their update insurance policy by contacting them directly.
VACCINATION FOR NEPAL
Travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or the health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities). For traveling to Nepal, we recommend you to take vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, etc. However, it is not mandatory but recommended.
ALTITUDE SICKNESS (ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS)
Altitude sickness, also known as AMS (acute mountain sickness), is caused by a lack of oxygen at high altitudes (normally above 3,000m). It occurs as the result of our bodies’ inability to adapt to a sudden increase in altitude. If given time, our bodies will adjust and a gradual ascent will decrease the possibility of altitude sickness.
PREVENTION OF AMS: Go slowly, drink a lot of water, and pay attention to the sensations of your body. If symptoms occur you have climbed too far for the day. Rest at the same altitude will give you time to acclimatize and usually relieve mild symptoms.
MILD SYMPTOMS: Headache, nausea, loss of appetite, and mild shortness of breath with minimal exertion, difficulty sleeping, dizziness or lightheadedness, mild weakness, fatigue, a general unwell feeling.
SERIOUS SYMPTOMS: The inability to recover from shortness of breath with rest, severe persistent headache, low urine output, vomiting, confusion, delirium, loss of coordination. These require immediate descent as acclimatization will not take place at the same altitude.
The key is to trek slowly, carry a light pack and just take it easy. Allow your body the time it needs to acclimatize.
Upon your arrival at TIA International Airport, our company's representatives are stationed to pick you up. They will be holding your name sign along with the company's name in it. Our office representative will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Dhampus Peak Climbing 17 Days Departure dates and price
Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
Climbing Dhampus Peak was a fantastic experience. From atop a ridge, I've never seen such spectacular views of the jagged mountains. The journey from Tattopani to Thapa Pass was an exciting experience. Before we drove to Pokhra, we were informed on everything. Everything was handled by my leader, so I didn't have to say anything. Thanks to Alpha Adventure Treks for this adventure. It is something I will treasure for the rest of my life.- Danny F. ( )