Dhampus Peak climbing

Dhampus Peak climbing

Dhampus Peak lies North-East of the big Dhaulagiri massif. It is in terms of climbing technicalities an easy mountain to ascent. The overwhelming altitude differences between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges make Dhampus Peak a very exposed spot to observe the scenery from. Having Tukuche Peak (6920m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m) spectacularly near you enjoy the feeling of being part of the extreme altitudes of the Himalayas. The biggest mountain range in the world with uninterrupted heights between seven and eight thousand meters, containing Annapurna 1, 2, 3&4, Annapurna-South, The Nilgiris and Tilicho Peak tower above the horizon in the South.

Dhampus Peak

The 3500 meter ascent from Tukuche, where our climb starts, makes you feel having gone really high. The normal route to Dhampus Peak follows the west-ridge, which connects DhampusPass (5200m), where our highest camp is placed, with the summit. For acclimatized people we have a 6-day schedule starting from the High Plains Inn in Tukuche. Non acclimatized individuals we offer various acclimatization programs, which each take an additional four days. An ideal combination is the trek over the 5400 meter high Thorung Pass. This expedition exceeds the 6000 meter frontier, no technical climbing skills are required. The use of crampons depends on snow conditions. This means any experience in walking on snow/ice is advisable.

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and met our staff and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu - Pokhara by tourist bus.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1070m) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1480m.).
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2800m).
Day 06: Trek to Tatopani (1190m), After excursion of Poonhill (3200m).
Day 07: Trek to Ghasa (2010m).
Day 08: Trek to Larjung (2550m).
Day 09: Trek to Marpha (2670m).
Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka (3680m).
Day 11: Trek to Dhampus Base Camp (5100m).
Day 12: Trek to High Camp (5600m).
Day 13: Summit to Dhampus Peak (6012m) and back to Base Camp.
Day 14: Reserve day.
Day 15: Trek to Yak Kharka (3680m).
Day 16: Trek to Marpha (2670m).
Day 17: Trek to Jomsom (2710m).
Day 18: Jomsom fly to Pokhara over night at hotel.
Day 19: Pokhara drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
Day 20: Transfer to Airport to return to home.