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18 Days Dhampus peak/Thapa peak (6,012 M / 19,724 FT) Climbing in Hidden Valley

Dhampus Peak (6,012 M / 19,724 FT) known with another name ‘Thapa Peak’ located just north east lap of Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,187 M. It is a small peak between two 8000ers massif mountain Mt. Dhaulagiri to the west 8,167m and Mt. Annapurna 8,091m to the east. Mt. Dhampus Peak 6,012m, Mt. Tukuche 6,848m and Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167m are a chain of prominent peak to the west of Kaligandaki River valley is just 14km North-West of the most famous Trans Himalayan town of Jomsom. Thapa Peak is a beautiful peak and moderate type for climbing in technicality terms. Even a very beginner climbers may ascend this mountain just less than 2 week time period. We include 4 nights tended camping in off the beaten zone of Hidden valley on the way to Dhampus pass/Thapa pass (5,240 M / 17,192 FT) and Dhaulagiri circuit trekking. To be acclimatized in thin air, we have designed the couple of days trekking schedule starts from low land ‘Tatopani’ to gradually higher land ‘Marpha’ even road pass to Lo-Manthang via Marpha. Caravana route start to climb Dhampus /Thapa peak from Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus/flight then again by bus to Tatopani for the first day of this Trek. We start to walk through side trekking trail of Pokhara-Lomanthang off road highway and off the beaten trail starts from Marpha to Yak kharka to Thapa Peak Base Camp and summit the Peak.

 

In addition, Thapa Peak climbing schedule may add the Dhaulagiri circuit Trek via Dhaulagiri pass/French Pass/Dhampus pass/Thapa pass if you intend to extend the mesmerizing adventure.

 

Successful summiteer will be rewarded with the awesome view of Mt. Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Tilicho Peak along with glorious view of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Tibetan plateau.

 

Snowpal Trek and Expedition Provide excellent quality service with qualified experienced climbing Sherpa Guide and staff to make your dram project successful. Working with many international professional climbers, we have developed safe and smart system in the Himalaya. We focused on safety of our clients. Having 3 decades in mountaineering logistics management services, we have understood the most requirements of alpine guides. Our climbing guides are certified by Nepal mountaineering Association who are Mt. Everest summiteers too and most of them have certificate of IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guide Association) along with skill in mountain sickness “AMS’ prevention, First aid treatment and rescue training in Himalaya.  Our micromanagement experienced and qualified  service delight our clients with maximum enjoyment and the unforgettable trip in hidden valley around Dhaulagiri 8000ers Himalayan region.


Highlights of Dhampus Peak Climbing

  1. Experience of Hidden Valley on the lap of 8000ers Mountain.
  2. Experience of Dhampus Peak Climbing (6,012 M / 19,724 FT).
  3. Mind-blowing views of dozens of snow-capped Peaks.
  4. Himalayan Herbs, Flora and Fauna.
  5. Experience of Himalayan culture and tradition of mountain inhabitants.

 

Itinerary of Dhampus/Thapa peak (6,012 M / 19,724 FT)

Our Company representative will be standing in front of arrival gate to meets you at Tribhuban International Airport, Kathmandu holding a board of our company SNOWPAL TREK AND EXPEDITION Pvt. Ltd. along with your Name and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Hotel on BB Basis

After Breakfast first we check all the trekking and Peak climinh equipment and if missing some of trekking/peak climbing gear, we can buy during the sightseeing. Full day sightseeing proceeds to the prominent UNESCO world heritage site to Syambhunath Stupa the Buddhist sanctuary said to be nearly 2000 years old. The hill itself is pleasant place overlooking the entire valley of Kathmandu. The all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha painted in prominent blue atop the dome are visible from long distance from around the Kathmandu city. Then proceed to Kathmandu Durbar Squar where can visit the Living Goddes Kumari who appear on the balcony of her temple to greet her devotees, Kastamandap temple (constructed after collapsed in earthquake in 25 April 2014), the temple made out of single tree and named Kathmandu as it was known as Kantipur in earlier times. Kathmandu Durbar Squar cover dozen of temple concluding Kumari temple, Hanuman Dhoka, Maizu dewal, Taleju temple, Nautale Durbar, Kaal Bhairav, freak street and many more.

Overnight in a Boutique Hotel on BB Basis

We request you to have an early breakfast and be ready exactly at 06:15 in your hotel lobby; guide will pick up you and transfer to the tourist bus station and drive (approximately seven hours with breaks) through the beautiful river view and Nepalese countryside to reach the Pokhara lakeside. Lunch spot on the way to Pokhara and you will be arrived late afternoon at Pokhara approximately 2:00 o’clock. Pokhara lakeside sites walking around, “front row center” to one of the most beautiful Himalayan panoramas in the world.

Overnight: In a Pokhara hotel on BB basis.

After breakfast, we drive to the west of Pokhara to Naudanda to Lumle, to Nayapul to Parbet ‘Kusma’ to Maldhunga to Beni to Tatopani (Hot spring) on the bank of Kali Gandaki River. Today we will have a great scenery of hillside rice field, with the amazing landscape and Annapurna Himalayan view. Our adventure walking begins from Tatopani staying a overnight having a great natural hotwater bath (hot spring). You may have lunch on the way either at Kusma or at Beni Bazar. This scenery and amazing stay in most deepest george Tatopani between two massif 8000ers mountain Mt. Dhaulagrir 8,167M and Mt. Annapurna 8,091M with front view of Mt. Nilgiri 7000ers which gives you inner power and immerse you to walk more.

Overnight in a Mountain lodge,

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

After Breakfast, We start walking trip just crossing a bridge over Kaligandaki River. Gradually up to the hill, overlooking the valley from uphill the walk is very pleasant in nature. We again cross to a suspension bridge for the night stay at Ghasa.

Overnight in a Mountain lodge,

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Today our trek is gradually up through pine and juniper forest. In the bottom of the trekking trail, a huge fast runner River Kaligandaki following with great sound. As we gained the altitude, better to stay at Kalopani.

Overnight in a Mountain lodge,

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

After Breakfast, we don’t climb today. We walk strait through beautiful pine forest and small mountain village. We just walk 3-4 hour today.

Overnight in a Mountain lodge,

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

We start off the bitten path to Yak Kharka (Yak pasture land) through steep up hill. We enter to hidden valley of Dhaulagiri 8000ers mountain range. We will stay for 4 day in such a silence zone.

Overnight in Tended Camp,

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Over (3,500M/11,483FT) we need to update our body in thin air means in lower oxygen level. A full day we will read/ write diary/, Lets do Yoda and meditation/, stretch the body, or any other activities you have skilled, Our staff will participate with you, mentally be prepared for high elevation.

Overnight in Tended Camp,

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

We start to ascend after early Breakfast gradually up to Dhampus pass/Thapa pass. We need to ascend almost 1400m/ 4,593Ft to Dhampus Pass 5,240M/17,192FT and descent to Dhampus Peak camp 5,100M/16,732FT.

Overnight in Tended Camp,

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Pre-climbing training will be conduct at Dhampus Peak Base Camp (5190m/17,027ft). Our climbing guide trains the techniques of climbing, safety rule at glacier and ways of using and handing climbing gear such as the ice axe, climbing boots, crampons, harness ascender etc. If you are already experienced and well-trained mountaineers then it is not compulsory to take part in training session. Our main aim is to assist and guide the beginners who are willing to climb various peaks considering the safety measures in mind and we assure that it will boost the climbers to increase the confidence and climbing skill. The day will spend hiking to high camp and back to Base camp to prepare mentally/physically for the next day summit.

Overnight in Tended Camp,

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Proceed from Base Camp to High Camp. Our guide team open the path for summit push and climb together.

Overnight in Tended Camp,

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

We attempt to make a successful summit early in the morning. Today will be a great day to achieve the goal of this trip. We try to be on top as soon early in the morning as possible for a stunning view of sunrise in the Dhaulagiri Himalayan region. From the summit of Thapa Peak, we can observe the Tibetan plateau along with long Himalayan range. Taking some memorable snap of photos and videos, we return back to our camp.

 

Final destination of this trip will be an amazing day. The day start about 03 AM having breakfast before proceeding to summit the peak. We need to start very early because of strong winds and day sunlight of the mid-day may become obstacle for the successful summit. Gradually climbing up to the snowy peak on ice, our guide starts to fix a rope when feel its necessity. Fixed rope usually will be 200m to 300m though the length of rope depends on season and the crevasses. Normally Thapa peak does not require the ladder to cross crevasse. A steep snow slop leads us onto the Summit ridge but comparatively beautiful and amazing walk. The 360-degree spectacular Panoramic view of hundreds of snowcapped mountains including Mt.Dhaulagria (8,167M), Mt. Annapurna (8,163Mm), Mt. Nilgiri 7000ers. Snapshots dozens of photographs and incredible videos from the summit than we retrace to the base camp where some of crew of our team are waiting making delicious food and cake to celebrate a happy night on your successful Thapa peak summit.

Overnight in Tended Camp,

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

An additional is reserved to make the project successful if any reason like bad weather or our client health condition, we preserved an additional to make the project successful.

Overnight in Tended Camp,

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

We retrace down the trail from Yak-Kharka (3,900M/12,795FT) to Marpha (2,670M/8,760FT) and continue strait walk to Jomsom (2,743M/8,999FT) for the next day fly back to Pokhara.

Overnight in Jomsom Hotel,

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

We take a spectacular early morning flight along the Kali Gandaki gorge to Pokhara. There are only few flight in this sector Pokhara/Jomsom/Pokhara and all the flights operate only in the morning before 09:00 AM because of strong wind pass through Jomsom valley to Tibetan plateau. The strong wind make very hard to take-off and land-on the small twin otter (STOL) short take-off and landing airplane. The two giant 8000ers Mountain Dhaulagiri 8,176m range and Mt. Annapurna 8,091m range as a border land of Trans-Himalayan region. The deepest Kali-Gandaki George separate two Himalayan range Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and vert strong wind blow through this valley.

However, the early morning flight Pokhara/Jomsom/Pokhara is very scenic along the majestic view of Himalaya and terraced landscape with bunch of human settlement.

You will arrive in Pokhara hotel before 10 AM will have enough time for half day sightseeing. The flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara will be 15 to 17 O’ clock.

 

Overnight in a Boutique Hotel on BB basis.

Today is your leisure day for cleaning, shopping and sightseeing depends in your interest. If you prefer any specific day tour like cycling, One hour Everest scenic flight early in the morning, City tour by car with guide etc… just let us know. We will arrange the chosen trip in your favor with appropriate cost.

 

Today, a special Nepalese Dinner is arranged in a typical Nepali Restaurant with culture show and dance of different ethnic group of Nepal.

Overnight in a Boutique Hotel on BB basis.

Transfer from hotel to international airport to board onward journey flight. Or combine with other trip like Sightseeing in UNESCO world heritage site around Kathmandu valley or join the day trip for white water rafting or safari tour at Chitwan Park or any other activities in your favor.  The cost of extended activities will be extra.

All trips can be customized and extended as per requirements

Cost, Includes and Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure from International Airport on Day 1st and day 18th.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing covers two UNESCO World Heritage sites by private vehicle on day 2nd.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara Tourist Bus Ticket on Day 3rd.
  • Kathmandu Hotel to Tourist bus station drop and Pokhara bus station to hotel pickup on day 3rd.
  • Pokhara half day sightseeing by private vehicle with driver on day 3rd
  • Pokhara to Beni to Tatopani private vehicle on day 4th.
  • Jomsom to Pokhara flight ticket on day 16th.
  • Jomsom to Pokhaara flight ticket for Guide.
  • Pokhara airport to hotel for day rest and after half-day sightseeing again hotel to airport vehicle on day 16th.
  • Half day Pokhara sightseeing by private vehicle with driver on day 16th.
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) entry Permit.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Permits.
  • Dhampus Peak/Thapa Peak climbing permit from government of Nepal.
  • Garbage disposal deposit fee.
  • A license holder experienced English speaking professional climbing Sherpa guide.
  • Porters to carry your luggage (one porter in 2 guest, not more than 25kg per porter), you may hire a personal porter in additional extra charge if you have heavy luggage.
  • Guide's and Porter's Insurance, food, salary, accommodation, transport, equipment.
  • Pony/Yaks/porters to carry camping food, climbing equipment, and kitchen equipment from Marpha to Marpha.
  • 4 nights Boutique hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis on day 1st, 2nd, 16th and 17th.
  • 1 nights Boutique hotel in Pokhara on BB basis on day 3rd.
  • Full meal (Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner) during the trekking on day 4th to day 15th.
  • Seasonal Fruit desert after dinner as it will available on the spot.
  • All Accommodation during the trekking (With attached bathroom/hot shower in Tatopani day 4th, and Day 15th in Jomsom. And remaining nights net and clean private room with sharing toilet during tea house and camping facilities during the tended camp.
  • Cook and kitchen helper to make fresh food during the camping trek at Yak-kharka, Dhampus peak Base Camp, High camp.
  • All the kitchen utensil, gasoline, Dining tent, Member sleeping tent, toilet tent.
  • A comprehensive medical kit to use all of our clients and staffs.
  • Oximeter to check the oxygen condition into your body during the trek.
  • Bottle of Oxygen depend on group size with its regulator (mask private) emergency use.
  • All the government taxes.
  • All the paper works and company service charges.

Cost Excludes

  • International Flight Tickets.
  • Domestic flight ticket to PKR if you intend to fly instead of drive.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • KTM/PKR sightseeing tour guide and entrance fee. (If you want guided tour ‘guide in additional charge’.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara except farewell dinner (also in case of early return form trekking/expedition then the schedule itinerary).
  • Extra night in Kathmandu and Pokhara (In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking/expedition (due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary.
  • Local community entry fee ( If there are any, Sometime local community charge about USD 10 to USD 20 per visitor to upgrade their local community services).
  • Bar bill and any bottled drinks such as alcohol, mineral water, coke.
  • Laundry expenses, hot shower, Internet, landlines phone, Electronic device/battery re-charge.
  • Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu Flight tickets if you choose instead bus services.
  • Personal clothing, Packing items and trekking gears.
  • Personal trekking and climbing gear (Climbing boots, Crampons, Ice Axe/Ice hammer, Harness, Jammers, Karabiners, Finger eight/ATC guide, Tap sling etc. (Can hire/buy in Kathmandu.
  • Any extra service, products offers or activities which are not mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Yours any personal Insurance.
  • Helicopter for rescue (required to make insurance). If needed we are 24 hour ready to rescue in emergency case anytime.
  • Staff tips expected even is not mandatory.
  • Any Services/items not mentioned in cost includes.

Trip Equipments

  • Trip Code: THAP
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Group Size: 1-15
  • Season:
  • Max Altitude: 6,012 M / 19,724 FT
  • Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Bus/Jeep/Trek/Climbing
  • Accomodation: Hotel/Mountain Lodge/Camping
  • Trip Grade: moderate Climbing

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