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Dhampus Peak Climbing Overview

Dhampus Peak Climbing Trip Facts

Location :
6000m Peak Climbing
Difficulty :
Moderate / Adventure
Max. Altitude :
16 days
Hotel Lodge and Trek teahouses
Best Season
March to May/ September to November
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Trip Type
Hiking and Trekking
Start from
Ends at
Min Group
Max Group
Walking Hours
7-8 hours
Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
Lodge/ Teahouse
Luggage Restriction
Weight Restriction
20 kg
Mountain Views
majestic peaks of the Annapurna Range,Dhaulagiri Range,neighboring peaks of Nilgiri and Tukuche,Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Lamjung Himal, Hiunchuli,
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Dhampus Peak Climbing is an exhilarating mountaineering adventure that takes you to an elevation of 6,012 meters (19,724 feet). Situated in the Annapurna region of Nepal, Dhampus Peak offers a thrilling challenge for climbers seeking an intermediate-level peak climbing experience. The ascent involves a combination of technical sections, including glacier travel, steep slopes, and some rock climbing. From the summit, climbers are rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The climb requires proper mountaineering skills, including the use of ropes, crampons, and ice axes, as well as high-altitude acclimatization. Joining a guided expedition is recommended to ensure safety and support throughout the climb. Dhampus Peak Climbing promises an unforgettable adventure, combining breathtaking landscapes, a sense of accomplishment, and a closer connection to the awe-inspiring Himalayas.

Dhampus Peak Climbing - Trip Highlights

  • Moderate grade Dhampus Peak climbing is best for intermediate and beginner climbers.
  • 100% success Dhampus Peak at 6,012 metres summit with our experienced Sherpa guides. 
  • Crossing a high pass of Dhaulagiri Circuit Route, Thapa Pass at 5,244 metres.
  • Supplemental oxygen and one reserve day for acclimatisation or potential bad weather.
  • Alluring sightseeing of Dhaulagiri at 8,163 metres, Tukuche Peak at 6,920 metres, Nilgiri at 6,940 metres, Tilicho Peak at 7,134 metres, etc. 
  • Trekking on Dhaulagiri Circuit, between Upper Dolpo and Mustang valley on either side. 
  • Easier summit climb compared to Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Mera Peak, and other 6,000 metres trekking peaks. 
  • Trekking through the diverse topography of Annapurna Conservation Area including Poon Hill, Marpha, Tatopani, etc. 

Dhampus Peak Climbing - Trip Overview

Travellers, without a second thought, claim that Annapurna Sanctuary is a heaven of mountains and natural aesthetics. Annapurna Circuit and Dhaulagiri Circuit trek most picked expedition packages by trekkers. Most make it to the base camp, while some trekkers push further to peak climbing for extra thrill and experience. One of such best picks is Dhampus Peak Climbing. Just at 6,012 metres, this peak is popular among beginner mountaineers and trekkers. 

Dhampus Peak, often considered Thapa Peak, sits amid Mt. Dhaulagiri at 8,167 metres and Mt. Annapurna at 8,091 metres. This peak sits on the borderline between Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpo, both jewels of the Himalayas. 

Those who trek Dhaulagiri Circuit find climbing Dhampus Peak an ideal extension of the trip in the Annapurna region. Moderate grade climbing and less technical aspects of this peak lure hundreds of aspiring climbers. Also, summiting Dhampus Peak is comfortable among the 6000 metres trekking peak.

Another reason Dhampus Peak climbing is popular among trekkers and climbers is its time duration. Unlike other 6000 metres peak climbing in the Annapurna region, the Dhampus Peak climbing expedition offers a short itinerary of two weeks. Thus, for trekkers who don't have much travel time but want to pursue peak climbing, the Dhampus Peak expedition becomes the best fit. Here, we’ll present the three week long Dhampus Peak climbing expedition itinerary. 

Dhampus Peak, in the centre of the Annapurna region, gives a panoramic view of nearly 30 mountains and peaks in this region. The rewarding climb to the summit awards glimpses of 8000'ers, 7000'ers, and 6000'ers metres peak. Also, countless glaciers and natural springs persist throughout Dhaulagiri Circuit. 

From the top, you'll get glimpses of Annapurna, Tukuche at 6,920 metres, Dhaulagiri at 8,167 metres, Thorong Peak at 5,416 metres, Nilgiri, etc.

Tangu Peak at 6,197 metres, Tilicho Peak at 6,920 metres, Puth Hiunchuli at 7,246 metres, and several other peaks are visible from the Dhampus Peak summit. Also, on the west to this summit, you could see landscapes of the Upper Mustang. Further, some glimpses of Upper Dolpo terrain are also visible from the summit of Dhampus Peak. 

Dhampus Peak Climbing - Itinerary Overview

The two-week-long Dhampus Peak climbing expedition begins with a drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu. We'll further drive to Naya Pul by private jeep and start our trek from there. We'll continue walking to Muri, Bagar, Sallagari, Italian Base Camp, Dhaulagiri Base Camp, French Col, and hike to Hidden Valley. The off-beat trail from Hidden valley to Dhampus Peak base camp is a serene landscape of the Annapurna region.

Throughout the hiking, we'll walk past luring landscapes. Hike from Muri, Bagar, and Sallagari gives us the touch of village lifestyle. The terrace farming, lush green forests, and cultural diversity of the Gurung community are joyous. The diverse flora and fauna of Annapurna Sanctuary give you the close prospect of Himalayan wildlife. There may be a situation where we may encounter Deers, Blue Sheep, Red Panda, and Pheasants. 

We keep ascending with the inspiring view of Kali Gandaki Gorge as a backdrop. The glimpses of snow-filled Dhaulagiri south and Annapurna range start appearing as we hike further to Italian Base Camp and Dhaulagiri Base Camp. 

We'll acclimatise at Italian Base Camp before heading to Dhaulagiri Base Camp via Japanese Base Camp. We leave French Col, at 5,360 metres, the highest point of this trekking, to Dhampus Peak Base Camp at 5,100 metres

We'll reach the base camp on the 10th day of our trip. Here, we'll stay in a tented style for at least three days. After acclimatising and training for climbing, we'll hike to High Camp at 5,600 metres and summit push at 6,012 metres. After a successful summit, we'll hike down to the base camp overnight. 

From Dhampus Peak base camp, we'll hike to Dhampus La Pass at 5,250 metres and trek to Yak Kharka, Jomsom, and fly back to Pokhara

Champs Peak Climbing - Travel Insurance 

Travel insurance is a must for the Dhampus Peak expedition. We'll be hiking to Dhampus Peak and its summit above 5,000 metres and 6,000 metres. We'll try our best to arrange proper rest and acclimatisation while ascending to Dhampus Peak Base Camp. Also, there’ll be one buffer day for rest or potential bad weather. But, there's a chance that you'll get altitude sickness. In the worst case, you may need helicopter evacuation.

Thus, travel insurance covers most of your medical treatments if you need one. Paying for helicopter costs will be expensive for you. While buying proper travel insurance will pay all hospitalisation and helicopter bills. This will reduce the burden of cost on you. 

Thus, we recommend you buy smart travel insurance.

Dhampus Peak Climbing - Difficulty

Dhampus Peak is the best peak for aspiring climbers. The difficulty in climbing this peak is moderate grade. The summit ridge climb will be somehow strenuous. For the rest of the summit climb, no technical expertise is essential. Physical fitness must be on top because of the long trekking days and hike duration of the Dhampus Peak expedition. Our Sherpa climbing guides will assist you throughout the climb. You'll get constant observation from our climbing team. 

Best time for Dhampus Peak Climbing 

Spring months like March, April, and May are ideal for Dhampus Peak Climbing. Also, the best time in the Autumn months is best for this expedition. 

The trekking to Dhaulagiri Base Camp, prominent parts of Annapurna Sanctuary, and the mountains look spectacular on a clear day. Also, the stable temperature of post and pre-monsoon is best for Dhampus Peak Climbing. 

Why World Expedition Nepal for Dhampus Peak Climbing?

World Expedition Nepal focuses on and promotes peak climbing and expeditions in Nepal. We have been providing tour services since 2017 by registered and licensed under Nepal Government. In the Annapurna Base Camp region, we'll make sure that you'll have complete joy alongside the adventure of high-altitude climbing. 

Our professional and experienced guides will ensure your utmost comfort and safety on Dhampus Peak climbing. We'll make this tour an unforgettable experience for you. Also, the health and safety of our clients is our primary motto. Our guides for these expeditions have mountain skills certification. They come with expertise in mountain medicine, first aid, and rescue operations.

Dhampus Peak Climbing Itinerary

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Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by the warm hospitality of our representatives. After completing the immigration and customs procedures, you will proceed to the arrival area, where you will be met by a representative from your chosen accommodation or a pre-arranged transportation service. They will assist you with your luggage and transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. The transfer to the hotel will provide you with an initial glimpse of the vibrant city, as you navigate through its bustling streets, adorned with temples, markets, and cultural landmarks. Once you arrive at your hotel, you can relax, settle in, and begin immersing yourself in the rich cultural heritage and vibrant atmosphere that Kathmandu has to offer.

Welcome Dinner

Before embarking on your adventure in the Kathmandu Valley, it's important to make some pre-trip preparations and take the time to explore the cultural and historical treasures of the area. Here's what you can do:

Trekking Permits: If required, obtain the necessary trekking permits for your specific trek in the Kathmandu Valley. These permits can be obtained from the appropriate government authorities or through your trekking agency.

Gear Check: Ensure you have all the necessary gear and equipment for your trek. Check that your trekking boots are comfortable and broken in, and make sure you have appropriate clothing, backpacks, sleeping bags, and other essentials.

Acclimatization: If you're planning on trekking to higher altitudes in the Kathmandu Valley, consider spending a couple of days in Kathmandu for acclimatization. This will help your body adjust to the higher altitudes and reduce the risk of altitude sickness.

Explore city

Kathmandu Durbar Square: Take the time to explore the historic Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Marvel at the intricately carved wooden palaces, ancient temples, and statues that reflect the rich cultural and architectural heritage of the city.

Visit Boudhanath Stupa: Visit the iconic Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world. Experience the spiritual ambiance, spin the prayer wheels, and join the locals in circumambulating the stupa while chanting prayers.

Pashupatinath Temple: Pay a visit to the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most important Hindu temples in Nepal. Observe the rituals and ceremonies, witness the cremation ghats along the Bagmati River, and immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere.

Swayambhunath Stupa: Climb the steps to Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, and enjoy panoramic views of the city. Explore the colorful prayer flags, ancient shrines, and watch the playful monkeys that inhabit the area.

Thamel Street: Explore the vibrant Thamel Street , known for its bustling streets, colorful shops, and a wide range of restaurants and cafes. This is a great place to find trekking gear, souvenirs, and to experience the lively atmosphere of Kathmandu. 

After that we'll return back to the hotel.we offer dinner at Nepali Typical restuarant. After some hour of discussing to fellow trekker finally we go to bed.


Early in the morning after breakfast,we will start our journey. Leaving Kathmandu behind we drive towards Pokhara in private vehicles or jeep . Along the way we stop to have our lunch in muglin then again continue our trip to Pokhara.  Right by, we'll pass through traditional villages, terraced fields, and lush green hills. The road follows the Trishuli River, providing glimpses of its flowing water and scenic valleys. After a lunch break, the drive continues on the well-maintained Prithvi Highway, passing through the vibrant town of Damauli.

As you approach Pokhara, the stunning views of Phewa Lake against the backdrop of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges come into view. Finally, the drive concludes at the Lakeside area in Pokhara, where you can relax and enjoy the serene ambiance of the lakeside city.

Overnight stay at Lakesides in Pokhara 


From Pokhara, we'll embark on a drive to Nayapul, which serves as the starting point for the trek to Tikhedhunga. The drive takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, offering scenic views of the countryside and glimpses of rural life. Upon reaching Nayapul, we'll begin the trek to Tikhedhunga, situated at an elevation of 1,540 meters (5,052 feet). The trek follows a well-marked trail, passing through terraced fields, charming villages, and lush forests. After a few hours of trekking, you'll reach the village of Tikhedhunga, where you can rest and rejuvenate. From Tikhedhunga, the trek continues to Ulleri, located at an altitude of 1,960 meters (6,430 feet). This section of the trail involves ascending a series of stone steps, known as the Ulleri staircase, which presents a challenging but rewarding climb. As we ascend,we'll be rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Finally, we'll arrive in Ulleri, where we can find accommodations and rest for the night, preparing for the further adventures that lie ahead on our trek.

Overnight stay at Ulleri.

Tea House (Basic)

Starting from Ulleri, the trail continues uphill through a combination of stone steps and gradual ascents. As we ascend, we'll be surrounded by lush rhododendron forests, providing a colorful and enchanting backdrop.

The trek offers occasional glimpses of the stunning peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges as you traverse through the peaceful forested trails. Along the way, you'll pass through small settlements, where you can observe the local culture and way of life.

After several hours of trekking, we'll reach Ghorepani, located at an elevation of 2,860 meters (9,380 feet). Ghorepani is a popular stop along the Annapurna trekking route and serves as a gateway to the famous Poon Hill viewpoint. The village offers various accommodations and facilities for trekkers.

Upon reaching Ghorepani, we can take a rest and enjoy the scenic surroundings. As evening approaches, you may witness the golden hues of the setting sun painting the Himalayan peaks with a breathtaking glow.

Ghorepani is also known for its early morning sunrise trek to Poon Hill, which provides panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This viewpoint is particularly popular for its stunning sunrise vistas.

Overnight stay at Ghorepani.


Tea House (Basic)

Starting from Ghorepani,we'll wake up early in the morning to embark on the popular Poon Hill sunrise trek. A short uphill hike takes us to the summit of Poon Hill, which stands at an elevation of 3,210 meters (10,528 feet). From here, we'll witness breathtaking panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges as the sun rises, casting a golden glow over the snow-capped peaks.

After soaking in the mesmerizing sunrise vistas, we'll descend back to Ghorepani for breakfast. From there, the trail continues downhill through rhododendron forests and terraced fields, offering occasional glimpses of traditional villages and lush landscapes.

As you descend further, we'll pass through charming settlements like Banthanti and Tikhedhunga, where we can rest and replenish our energy. The trail gradually transitions into a lush green environment with cascading waterfalls and picturesque valleys.

After several hours of trekking, we'll arrive at Tatopani, located at an altitude of 1,190 meters (3,904 feet). Tatopani is famous for its natural hot springs, providing a perfect opportunity to relax and rejuvenate your tired muscles. We can soak in the therapeutic waters and enjoy the serene surroundings.

In Tatopani, we'll find comfortable accommodations, restaurants, and facilities for trekkers. It's a delightful place to spend the night, reflecting on the day's journey and immersing yourself in the tranquility of the Himalayan foothills.

Overnight stay at Tatopani.

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 

Beginning from Tatopani, known for its rejuvenating hot springs, the trail follows the Kali Gandaki River as it meanders through picturesque valleys. We'll pass through terraced fields, small hamlets, and lush green forests, offering a pleasant and scenic trekking experience.

As we ascend gradually, we'll come across traditional villages like Dana, Rupse Chahara, and Kopchepani. These villages provide a glimpse into the local culture and lifestyle of the Gurung and Thakali communities.

Continuing along the trail, we'll encounter the impressive Rupse Waterfall, cascading down the rocky cliffs, creating a mesmerizing sight and a refreshing atmosphere.

The route then takes we through dense forests of rhododendron and pine trees, offering shade and a peaceful ambiance. Keep an eye out for various species of birds and wildlife that inhabit the region.

As we approach Ghasa, the landscape transitions into a more arid and rugged terrain. The village of Ghasa is known for its charming stone houses and is a common resting point for trekkers.

Ghasa also marks the transition from the lower Mustang region to the Annapurna Conservation Area. Here, we'll notice the influence of Tibetan culture, with prayer flags fluttering in the wind and Buddhist monasteries dotting the landscape.

Ghasa offers a range of accommodation options, allowing us to relax and unwind after a day of trekking. Take the opportunity to explore the village, interact with locals, and savor delicious local cuisine.

 Overnight stay in Lodge.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Starting from Ghasa, the trail gradually ascends through lush forests of pine, oak, and rhododendron trees. As we ascend, we'll be treated to beautiful views of the surrounding valleys and the impressive peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

The trail follows the Kali Gandaki River, which carves its way through the valley. We'll cross suspension bridges, pass by waterfalls, and enjoy the soothing sound of the flowing river throughout the trek.

As we trek further, we'll come across traditional Thakali and Gurung villages, where we can observe the local culture and architecture. The villages are often adorned with prayer flags, colorful houses, and terraced fields, creating a delightful ambiance.

The trail also presents opportunities to visit ancient monasteries and Buddhist shrines, reflecting the region's rich spiritual heritage. Take a moment to immerse yourself in the peaceful surroundings and appreciate the cultural significance of these sites.

Continuing along the trail, you'll reach the village of Marpha, renowned for its apple orchards and production of apple-related products. Enjoy a taste of the local apple cider or try some dried apples, specialties of the region.

As you approach Tukche, the landscape becomes more arid and rugged. The village itself offers a blend of traditional charm and modern amenities, with lodges, teahouses, and shops catering to trekkers.

Tukche is also known for its ancient monastery, which is worth a visit to explore its intricate artwork and experience a sense of tranquility.

After a day of trekking, you can relax in Tukche, enjoy a delicious meal, and reflect on the incredible landscapes and cultural encounters you've experienced along the way.

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
trek lodge

Starting from Tukche, the trail gradually ascends through the arid and barren landscapes of the Mustang region. The trail follows a well-defined path, passing through small settlements, ancient monasteries, and occasional grazing pastures.

As we gain altitude, we'll notice a change in vegetation, with sparse bushes and shrubs replacing the lower altitude forests. The surrounding mountains become more prominent, towering above the landscape.

Continuing along the trail, we'll reach the village of Larjung, where we can take a break and rest. From there, the trek continues uphill, offering stunning views of the surrounding peaks and the Kali Gandaki Valley below.

The trail passes through the village of Marpha, renowned for its apple orchards and production of apple-related products such as apple cider and dried apples. Take the opportunity to taste some of these delicious local specialties.

As we ascend further, we'll reach Yak Kharka. The term "Kharka" refers to high-altitude pastures used by locals for grazing their livestock during the summer months. Here, we'll find a few lodges that cater to trekkers, providing basic accommodation and meals.

Yak Kharka offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, including the imposing peaks of Nilgiri, Annapurna I, and Dhaulagiri. The air becomes thinner, and the temperature drops, reminding us of the high-altitude nature of the trek.

It's important to acclimatize properly at this altitude and take necessary precautions to prevent altitude-related illnesses. Ensure you stay hydrated, maintain a steady pace, and listen to your body's signals.

Over night stay in Camp.

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Trek Lodge

Today is the rest day, after breakfast we'll go for short hike and aclimatize our body for next trek day . We get our lunch either made by the yak guard or by our cook staff. After that we will entertain ourself by dancing, playing,singing and sharing experiences with fellow trekker. In the evening we get the scenic view of surrounding the Yak Kharka.

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 

Starting from Yak Kharka, situated at an altitude of 4,930 meters (16,170 feet), the trail gradually ascends through rugged terrain and alpine landscapes. As we climb higher, the vegetation becomes sparse, and the surroundings become more rocky and barren.

The trail follows a well-defined path, leading us through rocky ridges, moraines, and occasional patches of snow. The ascent requires a steady pace and acclimatization to the increasing altitude.

As we trek, we'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, including Nilgiri, Annapurna I, and Dhaulagiri. The vistas become more panoramic, showcasing the immense beauty of the Himalayan region.

Continuing along the trail, we'll reach the base camp of Dhampus/Thapa Peak, located at an elevation of 5,150 meters (16,892 feet). This serves as a resting point and a preparation area for climbers attempting the summit.

The base camp offers mesmerizing views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains, creating a truly awe-inspiring atmosphere. We'll witness the ruggedness of the terrain and feel a sense of accomplishment as we've climbed to a considerable altitude.

At the base camp, we can set up their tents and prepare for the next stage of the expedition. It's important to acclimatize properly, rest, and replenish your energy before attempting further ascents.

Overnight stay 

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Trek Lodge

The day typically starts early in the morning before sunrise. After a hearty breakfast and final preparations, we begin the ascent from the Basecamp. It's essential to start early to take advantage of favorable weather conditions and to allow sufficient time for the climb.

The climb initially involves ascending steep slopes and negotiating rocky sections. Depending on the route, we may need to navigate through crevasses or icy terrain. It's important to follow the guidance of experienced climbers or guides and use appropriate climbing techniques and equipment, including ropes, crampons, and ice axes.

As we make our way higher, the air becomes thinner, and the climb becomes more challenging. The final push to the summit requires determination, stamina, and focus. The terrain may include snowfields, ridges, or rocky outcrops. Take our time, maintain a steady pace, and rest when needed.

Reaching the summit of Thapa Peak at 6,012 meters (19,719 feet) is a momentous achievement. From the summit,we'll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and other majestic mountains. Take the time to savor the accomplishment, capture memories through photographs, and embrace the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas.

After spending some time on the summit, it's time to descend back to the Basecamp. The descent requires caution and concentration, as we carefully navigate the terrain. Retrace our steps, follow the same route you took during the ascent, and make use of appropriate techniques to ensure safety.

Upon returning to the Basecamp, celebrate the successful summit and take some well-deserved rest. Enjoy a warm meal, share stories and experiences with fellow climbers, and relish in the sense of accomplishment.

Overnight stay in Base Camp  

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Trek Lodge

After a successful summit and a well-deserved rest at the Basecamp, it's time to begin the descent. The trail initially leads us through rocky terrain and moraines as we make our way down from the higher elevations. Take your time and watch your step as we navigate the uneven surfaces.

As we descend, the landscapes gradually transition from the ruggedness of the high-altitude terrain to more verdant and picturesque surroundings. We'll pass through alpine meadows, forests, and enjoy views of the surrounding peaks along the way.

Traditional Villages: The trek takes us through traditional Nepalese villages, offering glimpses into the local way of life and culture. We may come across villages like Lete and Kalopani, where we can take a break, interact with locals, and appreciate the traditional architecture and customs.

One of the highlights of the trek is the village of Marpha, renowned for its apple orchards. As we approach Marpha, we'll be welcomed by the sweet fragrance of apples in the air. The village is famous for its apple-related products, including apple brandy and dried apples. Explore the village, visit the local shops, and indulge in some apple treats.

Throughout the trek,we'll be treated to breathtaking scenery, including panoramic mountain views, lush valleys, and the winding Kali Gandaki River. The landscapes are diverse and offer plenty of opportunities for photography and appreciation of the natural beauty of the region.

Marpha offers a range of accommodations, including guesthouses and teahouses, where we can find comfortable lodging for the night. Relax and unwind, enjoy a delicious meal, and immerse yourself in the peaceful ambiance of the village. 

Overnigt stay in Marpha.

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Trek Lodge

 The journey starts from Marpha, a beautiful village known for its apple orchards and traditional architecture. We'll board a private vehicle or join a shared jeep or bus to begin the drive.

As we leave Marpha behind, the road follows the Kali Gandaki River, which flows through a deep valley. The drive offers stunning views of the river, along with rugged mountains on both sides. The valley is known for being the world's deepest gorge, flanked by the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

Along the way, We'll pass through traditional Nepalese villages, allowing us to witness the local lifestyle and culture. These villages are often adorned with whitewashed houses, colorful flags, and terraced fields, creating a picturesque scene.

The drive offers magnificent landscapes as we descend from the mountains. You'll pass through green hills, forests, and occasional waterfalls. Keep an eye out for views of snow-capped peaks in the distance, providing a stunning backdrop to the journey.

As we continue the drive,we'll pass through the historic town of Tansen, known for its medieval architecture and panoramic views. The road then joins the Siddhartha Highway, a major highway connecting Pokhara to other parts of Nepal.

After approximately 5-6 hours of driving, we'll finally arrive in Pokhara, a vibrant lakeside city nestled in the lap of the Annapurna mountains. The city welcomes us with its serene Phewa Lake, lively streets, and a range of accommodations, restaurants, and amenities.

 Overnight stay in Pokhara

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Trek Lodge

After breakfast and lunch, we start to explore Pokhara & take an afternoon flight to Kathmandu. Overnight in Hotel.

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 

After breakfast in lodge, you will be picked from Hotel by representatives of Wongchhu Peak Promotion staff and dropped at Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours earlier than your flight time with a hope to see you again. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.


Service Includes on Cost

Cost Includes

  • Airport-Hotel-Airport transfer facilities in a private vehicle in Kathmandu
  • Stay in three star hotel or similar in Kathmandu.
  • Welcome Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All required permits cost including Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government 
  • One Government Liaison officer with full equipment ($2,500), salary and accommodation. 
  • Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
  • Insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs including all their expenses during the trek and expedition.
  • Trekking and Climbing map.
  • Airport-Hotel-Airport transfer in a private vehicle.
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu as per itinerary.
  • Expedition Stuffs Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs from Kathmandu.
  • Luggage Up to 70 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carried by porters or Yaks.
  • 3 meals per day include breakfast, Lunch and Dinner including tea and coffee.
  • One Porter per member from Lukla to Base camp and return back.
  • Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen staffs.
  • All Nepalese staffs & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, insurances and other expenses.
  • Tent for each individual during the stay at Base Camp and sleeping and dining equipment.
  • Government Licensed High Altitude Climbing Guide with all his expenses.
  • Summit Oxygen cylinder: 5 oxygen bottles (4 liters.) for each member and 3-oxygen bottle for each high-altitude Sherpa. 
  • 1 Set of Summit Oxygen mask for each member and high-altitude Sherpa. 
  • Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask and regulator (with appropriate charge).
  • 1 Rescue sled (Gamow bag) for emergency.
  • High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot for member, High food for member, Sherpa, all climbing and cooking crew. (C1) (C2) (C3) (C4). Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as per requirement.
  • Satellite Phone for emergency communication carrying by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.
  • Walkie-Talkie: Willkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
  • Satellite Phone / walkie-talkie permits for all the expedition members and staffs.
  • Weather forecast report from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition. 
  • Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staffs.
  • Climbing Certificate. 

Service Excludes on Cost

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner.
  • Meals in Pokhara.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Your Travel and medical rescue insurance(recommended).
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses like; Laundry, Battery charging, telephone, and shopping, etc.
  • Alcoholic and nonalcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Desserts Sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected).
  • Kathmandu sightseeing monument entrance fees.

Dhampus Peak Climbing Altitude Profile

Dhampus Peak Climbing (FAQs)

Dhampus Peak climbing is considered to be moderately challenging, requiring a good level of physical fitness and prior trekking experience. The climb involves steep ascents, technical sections, and some exposed ridges, making it necessary to have basic mountaineering skills and the ability to use climbing equipment like ropes, crampons, and ice axes. Altitude acclimatization is also crucial due to the high elevation of the peak. While it may not be as technically demanding as some of the higher peaks in the region, climbers should still be prepared for the physical exertion and potential weather challenges that come with climbing Dhampus Peak. With proper preparation, guidance from experienced climbers or guides, and a determined mindset, Dhampus Peak can be a rewarding and achievable climb for those with the necessary skills and fitness level.


The cost of Dhampus Peak climbing can vary depending on several factors, including the duration of the expedition, the services provided by the trekking agency, the size of the climbing group, and the inclusions/exclusions of the package. Generally, the cost of Dhampus Peak climbing ranges from around USD 3,000 to USD 5,000 per person. This cost typically includes permits, professional guides and porters, transportation, accommodation during the trek, meals, climbing equipment, and other necessary logistics. However, it's important to note that this is an estimate, and prices can vary among different trekking agencies and based on individual preferences and requirements. It's advisable to contact reputable trekking agencies and discuss your specific needs to get an accurate cost estimate for Dhampus Peak climbing.

Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), is a potential concern while climbing Dhampus Peak due to the high elevation. Symptoms such as headaches, nausea, dizziness, and fatigue can occur as the body adjusts to the thin air at higher altitudes. Proper acclimatization is crucial to mitigate the risk of altitude sickness. This involves a gradual ascent, regular rest days, and adequate hydration. Choosing a reputable trekking agency or guide who prioritizes safety, following a well-planned itinerary, and listening to your body's signals are essential. Being in good physical health, maintaining a reasonable pace, and avoiding alcohol and excessive exertion can further help reduce the risk. While altitude sickness can affect anyone, proper preparation, acclimatization, and care can greatly minimize its impact during the Dhampus Peak climbing expedition.


Dhampus Peak is part of the larger Dhaulagiri Himalayan range, which is located in the central part of Nepal. The Dhaulagiri range is one of the most prominent mountain ranges in the world, stretching across a vast area and encompassing several peaks, including the majestic Dhaulagiri I, which is the seventh highest mountain in the world. Dhampus Peak, with an elevation of 6,012 meters (19,719 feet), is situated within this range and offers climbers stunning views of the surrounding peaks, valleys, and glaciers. The Dhaulagiri range is known for its rugged beauty, challenging terrain, and pristine wilderness, making it a popular destination for mountaineers and trekking enthusiasts seeking a remarkable Himalayan adventure.

Dhampus is famous for its breathtaking panoramic mountain views, particularly of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The village serves as a starting point for treks and offers a convenient escape from Pokhara. Its strategic location allows visitors to experience the natural beauty of the region, hike through forests and terraced fields, and immerse themselves in the cultural heritage of the Gurung community. Dhampus is known for its warm hospitality, providing a glimpse into the local way of life and traditions. The village's accessibility, stunning sunrise and sunset views, and its ability to offer a blend of adventure and cultural immersion make it a popular and cherished destination among travelers in Nepal.

To climb Dhampus Peak, you will need to obtain the following permits:

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): Dhampus Peak is located within the Annapurna Conservation Area, and therefore, an ACAP permit is required. The permit is issued by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and helps support conservation efforts in the region.
  • Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) Card: The TIMS card is necessary for trekking in the Annapurna region, including climbing Dhampus Peak. It is a registration card that helps keep track of trekkers and ensures their safety.

It's important to note that permit requirements and fees can change over time, so it's recommended to check with the local authorities or consult with a reputable trekking agency for the most up-to-date information regarding permits and their costs.

The best months for Dhampus Peak climbing are generally considered to be during the pre-monsoon (spring) season and post-monsoon (autumn) season in Nepal. In the pre-monsoon season, which spans from March to May, climbers can expect clear skies, mild temperatures, and excellent visibility. The rhododendron forests along the trekking route are in full bloom, creating a vibrant and picturesque environment. The post-monsoon season, from September to November, offers stable weather conditions, clear mountain views, and comfortable temperatures. This is a popular time for trekking and climbing in Nepal, including Dhampus Peak, as the monsoon rains have subsided, leaving the trails lush and the skies crystal clear. However, it's important to note that weather patterns can be unpredictable, and it's always advisable to check the local forecasts and consult with experienced guides or trekking agencies for the most suitable timing for your Dhampus Peak climbing expedition.

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Dhampus Peak Climbing in Autumn 2023 and Spring 2024

We, World Expedition Nepal, employ IFMGA certified climbing guides and sherpa for every expedition we run. Also, we design every expedition with precise logistics and acclimatisation. 

World Expedition Nepal is running (expedition) for Autumn 2023 and Spring 2024. After a long Covid pandemic, climbers from different countries are making their inquiries about expeditions in Nepal. So, we are receiving inquiries for trekking, peak climbings, and mountain expeditions. We are overwhelmed with the inquiries we are receiving at this time. Also, most climbers who make inquiries with us are reserving their seats for (expedition) in Autumn 2023 and for Spring 2023. 

We operate every expedition with a fixed number of clients. Thus, we encourage you to reserve your seat before it fills out. We are ready to take you to (expedition) for Autumn 2023 and Spring 2024. Are you ready?

While it is technically possible to attempt Dhampus Peak climbing solo, it is highly recommended to have prior mountaineering experience, knowledge of the route, and appropriate equipment. Solo climbing carries higher risks due to the lack of support and backup in case of emergencies. Climbing with an experienced guide or joining a reputable trekking agency ensures proper guidance, safety measures, local knowledge, and assistance throughout the expedition. They can provide necessary support in navigation, route finding, and emergency response, greatly enhancing the safety and success of the climb. If you choose to climb solo, it is vital to have thorough preparation, including permits, safety protocols, and contingency plans, and to be aware of the potential risks and challenges that come with solo mountaineering.

While it is not mandatory, it is highly recommended to hire a guide and porter for Dhampus Peak climbing. Experienced guides offer valuable local knowledge, ensuring you stay on the right track, navigate challenging sections safely, and make informed decisions. They provide safety support, emergency response, and logistical assistance, allowing you to focus on the climb. Porters can help carry equipment and supplies, reducing the physical strain on you. Additionally, guides provide cultural insights, language support, and motivation throughout the expedition. Their presence greatly enhances safety, convenience, and the overall experience of Dhampus Peak climbing.

The risk of avalanches on the trail of Dhampus Peak climbing is generally low, but it is important to remain cautious and prepared. While Dhampus Peak itself is not known for significant avalanche hazards, avalanches can occur in mountainous regions with steep slopes and heavy snowfall. Checking weather and snow conditions, carrying proper avalanche safety equipment, and being knowledgeable about avalanche safety are essential. Hiring an experienced guide who is familiar with the area can provide expertise and guidance in assessing and managing avalanche risk. It is crucial to stay vigilant, be aware of signs of unstable snow conditions, and adjust the itinerary if necessary to prioritize safety during the Dhampus Peak climbing expedition.

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