Dhampus Peak Climbing

Introduction

Dhampus Peak Climbing | Outdoor Himalayan Treks, Nepal

Situated in the north east of the giant Dhaulagiri massif, Dhampus Peak — a nontechnical peak — is the only location from where the observer can get a clear view of the massive altitude differences between the Annapurna and Dhualgiri ranges. The summit commands extremely close views of Tukuche and Dhaulagiri peaks. As many as thirty different mountains can be seen from the peak top, making it an incomparable vantage point to absorb mountain panorama.

No experience of climbing, except for acclimatization, is required to scale Dhampus peak. The normal route to the peak summit follows the west ridge. This ridge also links the famous Dhampus Pass (5200m). The High Camp for the peak is erected here, from where climbers kiss the summit. Depending on how fast the climbers can acclimatize, it takes about one to one and half a week to climb Dhampus. If you want to get an easy experience of mountaineering in a region where a few climbers venture, choose Dhampus Peak.

Trip Facts

Total Duration: 13 nights and 14 days (Starting from and concluding in Kathmandu)

Trip Grade: Slightly strenuous

Minimum Altitude: 1300 m, Kathmandu

Maximum Altitude: 6012 m, Summit of Dhampus Peak

Itinerary Outline

Day 1: Kathmandu to Beni by bus

Day 2: Beni to Tato Pani

Day 3: Tatopani to Ghasa

Day 4: Ghasa to Tukuche

Day 5: Ascend from Tukuche to First Camp

Day 6: Second Camp (4900m)

Day 7: Rest day

Day 8: High Camp at Dhampus Pass (5200m)

Day 9: Summit attempt (Dhampus Peak)

Day 10: Descend to Second Camp

Day 11: Descend to Tukuche

Day 12: Tukuche to Jomsom

Day 13: Jomsom to Pokhara

Day 14: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Guidelines

Fitness Level:
This trip requires you to be in good health and physically fit. So, we recommend thorough physical examination before you start the trek. Skills: Your familiarity with the mountainous terrain and previous trekking experience will be desirable.

Travel Insurance:

  • Make sure that you are insured against cancellations, accidents, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of, or damage to, baggage and personal effects.
  • In emergency situations, we will arrange for a helicopter rescue, medical treatment and after care for you. All these costs shall be borne by your travel insurance company.

Required Equipments/Gears:

  • Camping tent
  • Cooking equipments
  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jacket
  • Crampons
  • Ropes
  • Ice-axe
  • Ice-claw
  • Carabiners, harness
  • LED headlight
  • Water bottle
  • First-aid kit
  • Water purification solution
  • Trekking poles
  • Raincoat
  • Sunglasses
  • Full fingers gloves
  • Socks
  • Thermal cap
  • Fleece
  • Sunscreen

Notes:

  • You can choose to bring these equipments yourself. However, we can help you get these things after you arrive here if you want to travel light.
  • We will arrange your pick-up/drop-off according to your flight schedule.
  • We can customize this itinerary according to your interests and preferences.

Documents required:

  • TIMS Card
  • Scanned copies of passport sized photo and passport of each participant
  • Travel insurance

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