Dhampus Peak Climbing (6012m) is one of the easy and popular peaks for climbing in Nepal. This peak is also known by Thapa peak and located northeast of the Dhaulagiri massif. It offers mixed cultural experience and the stunning views of various mountain peaks of the Annapurna region. Though it is a non-technical peak, one should be physically fit and have some peak climbing experience to climb and summit Dhampus peak.
Dhampus Peak Climbing route
The normal route begins at Nayapul after we drive from Pokhara. Then, we follow the west ridge passing through Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani - Tatopani - Kalopani - Marpha - Yak Kharka & finally summit the Dhampus peak. This ridge also adjoins the Dhampus Pass (5200m). The High Camp for the peak is setup from where climbers attempt for the summit. Scaling the summit depends on how fast the climbers can acclimatize at higher altitudes. It takes about one and a half week to climb Dhampus Peak. Autumn & spring seasons are the best time for climbing.
If you want to gain experience or get into mountaineering, this is the peak to go for a well. This is also a peak where a few climbers venture to. The use of crampons depends on snow conditions. However, experience in walking on snow/ice is advisable.
- Non- technical climbing
- Easy Climbing expedition
- Great views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains
- No experience of climbing is required
Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel
Day 02 Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (915m)
Day 03 fly from pokahara to jomsom (2710m)
Day 04 Trek from Jomsom to Yak Kharka (4,930m)
Day 05 Acclimatization at Yak Kharka
Day 06 Trek from Yak Kharka to Dhampus Base Camp (5,150m)
Day 07 Trek from Dhampus Base Camp to High Camp (5600m)
Day 08 Climb/Summit Dhampus peak (6012m) & Back to Dhampus peak base camp
Day 09 Trek from Dhampus Base Camp to Yak Kharka (3680m) 5-6 hours
Day 10 Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom (2710m) 4-5 hours
Day 11 From Jomsom fly back to Pokhara (25 minutes) and transfer to hotel
Day 13 Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel
Day 14 Rest day in Kathmandu, Farewell Dinner
Day 15 Transfer to Airport for Final Departure