Dhampus Peak Climbing

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Tour Details

Our classic trekking tour in Nepal coupled with the ascent of the Dhampus Peak is a special class experience. On this trek you will experience the typical village life in Nepal, with all its traditions, to the most spectacular views of Nepal’s ice giants. Panoramic views of the highest mountains in the world, such as the Annapurna massif, the 8000’d Dhaulagiri and Manaslu and the holiest mountain in the world, the Machapuchare, make this trekking tour a unique experience. You cross the highest pass in the world, the Thorang La (5416 meters) and then walk through the deepest valley in the world, the Kali Gendaki. Muktinath, the pilgrimage site in the middle of the mountains on the border with Upper Mustang, will inspire you. The culmination, the ascent of the 6012 meter high Dhampus Peak gives the tour an expedition character and is the culmination of our tour. Climbing the technically-light Dhampus Peak offers stunning views of the Kali Gendaki Valley and the Annapurna Group.

Departure & Return Location

Thamel Kathmandu (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Includes and Excludes

Our Trek Package Cost includes;
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* Accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 3* hotel in Kathmandu.
* Domestic flight ticket and airport tax.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the lodge trek.
* Home-Stay/Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipment’s & insurance.
* All transportation.
* All necessary permits.
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.

Our Trek Package Cost doesn’t include;
* Meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance 
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipment’s like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM)
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver…


Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu

After we picked you up from the airport and accompanied you to the hotel, we meet with your tour guide during a meal together. Last questions can be discussed and we check your equipment.

Overnight in hotel (A)

Day 2Drive to Besisahar

By private car it’s off to nature, for now to Besisahar. Once there we change to a local jeep that brings us to Bhule Bhule. From here, continue on foot for a short while to Ngadi (900m).

Overnight in Lodge (B / L / D) Hiking time approximately: 1 hour

Day 3Trekking to Syange (1100m)

Right at the start of the tour we cross one of the longest suspension bridges in the middle of an imposing green landscape. Our day route passes small Gurung settlements with many terraced fields and waterfalls.
Overnight in Lodge (B / L / D) Hiking time: about 6 hours

Day 4Trekking to the valley (1700m)

Today, the lush green landscape in the middle of the Marshyangdi Valley will thrill you. The path, in typical Nepalese up and down, becomes more demanding. Deep down in the meandering valley along the river, you will experience a fantastic panorama at the end of the day.

Overnight in Lodge (B / L / D) Hiking time: 6 hours

Day 5Trekking to Thanchok Danda (2150m)

Deeper and deeper we enter the valley whose inhabitants are now Buddhists. Much of the typical Buddhist prayer flags and chortens line the path and the sight of the 8000’er Manaslu rounds off a beautiful but exhausting trekking day.

Overnight in Lodge (B / L / D) Hiking time: about 7 to 8 hours

Day 6 Trekking to Chame (2670m)

It will be a little easier today. We cross a magnificent pine forest and arrive in the main town of Manang district. A beautiful view opens up to all the splendor of Annapurna III (7555m). Relax the rest of the day in a beautiful panorama.

Overnight in Lodge (B / L / D) Hiking time: about 4 hours

Day 7Trekking to Lower Pisang (3190m)

Starting through spruce forests with views of the Annapurna we finally reach the 3000 meters mark. Arriving in Lower Pisang, we rest briefly with a cup of tea, before we ascend a little higher, to Upper Pisang. This serves as a height adjustment and on the other there is the possibility to admire the enchanting Gumba standing there.

Overnight in Lodge (B / L / D) Hiking time approximately: 6 hours

Day 8Trekking to Manang (3540m)

On the way to Manang we pass the still quite original place Braga with a very old monastery. We will stay here for 2 nights to relax and pay tribute to the height in the form of walks in the area.

Overnight in Lodge (B / L / D) Hiking time approximately: 8 hours

Day 9 Height adjustment in Manang (3540m)

There are several ways to spend the day. The Gangapurna Glacier with the magical 4000 meter border is one of them. Or you can go higher, to Ice Lake at 4700 meters with spectacular views. Decide together with your guide on site what you prefer.

Overnight in Lodge (B / L / D) Hiking time Ice Lake approximately: 8 hours Glacier approximately: 5 hours

Day 10Trekking according Yak Kharka (4100m)

Slowly we continue our fight towards Thorong La Pass. With views to Manaslu and Peak 29 the trail meanders continuously uphill.

Overnight in Lodge (B / L / D) Hiking time approximately: 7 hours

Day 11`Descending in front of the Thorong La Pass

It will be difficult to reach Phedi (4450m) through barren landscapes, but with imposing views of the nearby mountains. Depending on your physical condition you decide to spend the night together with the guide in Phedi or even the High Camp (4900m). Even with a night in Phedi, it is advisable to go to the high camp one more time before going to sleep. Just to drink a cup of tea. This serves only a better height generation.

Overnight in Lodge (B / L / D) Hiking time to Phedi about: 6 hours to High Camp about: 8 hours

Day 12 Over the Thorong La (5416m) to Muktinath (3800m)

Phenomenal panoramas over the pass down to the pilgrimage Muktinath you have today. It’s going to be tough, no question. But at a leisurely pace and with plenty of drinking breaks you will make it. It will be a great achievement for you to stand at Pass Pass with Thorong adorned with many waving prayer flags. Once again mobilize everything to master the exhausting way deep down to Muktinath.

Overnight in Lodge (B / L / D) Hiking time approximately: 9 hours

Day 13 Trekking to Kagbeni (2800m)

Before continuing on our way towards Mustang, we take a closer look at the pilgrimage site Muktinath, for Hindus and Buddhists at the same time. The charming town of Jahrkot with the beautiful monastery is situated on the path of such a different landscape.

Overnight in Lodge (B / L / D) Hiking time approximately: 4 hours

Day 14Trekking to Marpha (2670m)

It goes into the famous apple and apricot growing area of ​​Nepal. Before that, we cross the deepest valley in the world at Kali Gendaki, between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, to Jomsom. From then on, it will turn green around us again.

Overnight in Lodge (B / L / D) Hiking time approximately: 7 hours

Day 15 Trekking to Yak Kharka (3680m)

The lush green vegetation will give way to the rather barren high mountain landscape on our way up to the Yak Kharka Alm. From today we will spend the nights in the tent and cook our own meals, since there are no more lodges.

Overnight in a tent (B / L / D) Hiking time around: 7 hours

Day 16 Trekking to Kalopani (4800m)

Steep up we fight through the thinning air on the pass to Batase Danda. Extreme winds, blizzards and fog could occur here. If this happens, our climbing guide will decide whether to go further or wait for safety. If none of the extreme weather conditions occur, the trail will be easier until Kalopani, where we will pitch our tents.

Overnight in a tent (B / L / D) Hiking time approximately: 8 hours

Day 17Trekking to the Dhampus base camp (5200m)

Of course it goes up again today, not as steep as the day before, rather leisurely. Mountain views at its finest on Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurnakette, Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (7061m) are a true splendor. We look for a good base for the tents at the base camp and the crew cooks a fortifying meal. Then we start again to a smaller altitude hike to the Dhampus Pass in the direction of Hidden Valley.

Overnight in a tent (B / L / D) Hiking time approximately: 8 hours

Day 18Ascent Dhampus Peak (6012m)

The day is very long and we start very early in the morning technically rather easy ascent over snow and scree fields. Very slowly, also as a tribute to the height, we stalk up to the summit. An amazing panorama opens up. Phenomenal all-round views of the Himalayan mountains on summits decorated with many prayer flags. Exhausted, but highly impressed by the experience, we make our way back to Kalopani.

Overnight in a tent (B / L / D) Hiking time approximately: 10 hours

Day 19Trekking to Marpha (2670m)

The last few days, beautiful as they were, had it all. The better it gets easier, on our way back to the base in Marpha. The feeling of having made it will accompany you for a long time.

Overnight in Lodge (B / L / D) Hiking time approximately: 7 hours

Day 20The hot springs of Tatopani (1200m)

The feet are spared, because we go on the way to the local bus to the hot springs. After a hard day, take the opportunity to relax in the pleasantly warm waters of the springs on the Kali Gendaki River.

Today it is possible to run to Jomsom and fly the next day to Pokhara. We like to customize your tour accordingly.

Overnight in Lodge (B / L / D)

Day 21Trekking to Ghorepani (2775m)

Scenic, it is very pleasant in the lush green vegetation. But the further stage over many natural stone stairs up to the small pass place has it all.

Overnight in Lodge (B / L / D) Hiking time approximately: 8 hours

Day 22 Trekking to Tikhedhunga (1577m) and Poon Hill (3210m)

The morning starts without breakfast. Because we climb up to Poon Hill. Even though you were much closer to the tops of the mountains on Dhampus Peak, the natural spectacle of the rising sun is a great experience. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and the holy Machapuchare change their colors every second from a dark red to a soft orange until they are in the full light of the risen sun. Of course we will have breakfast, only a little later. We start for Thikedhunga and experience a beautiful landscape between rice fields and rhododendron forests that radiate in the most beautiful colors in the spring.

Overnight in Lodge (B / L / D) Hiking time approximately: 7 hours

Day 23On the way to Pokhara

Only a short hike to Nayapul we bring behind us. Then our car is already waiting for us and drives us to the city on Lake Fewa. There are many alternatives to spend the rest of the day. Be it relaxing on the lake, perhaps visiting the interesting international mountain museum, using a spa or going on an extended shopping trip on Lake Site.

Overnight at hotel (F) Hiking time approximately: 2 hours

Day 24Drive to Kathmandu

In the tourist bus we drive along the Nepalese life. Many impressions from the bus window can catch you. The approximately 7 to 8 hour drive (with breaks) is about a 30 minute flight opposite, you can book optional with us.

Overnight at the hotel (F)

Day 25Reserve day in Kathmandu

If we did not use the reserve day at Dhampus Peak, today you can plunge into the temple life of the capital. Take a look at the city with all its temples and stupas. Experience the two religions Buddhism and Hinduism in peaceful harmony. Optionally, you can also book a guided tour with us. (also German speaking possible).

Overnight at hotel with (F)

Day 26return home

After hopefully eventful and great weeks we accompany you punctually before departure to the airport and wish you a safe journey home.