21 days
Trip Level
Group Size
6012 m

Dhampus Peak is a non-technical climbing peak just northeast of the Dhaulagiri massif. The Dhampus Peak is also known as the Thapa Peak. It is a perfect viewpoint for absorbing the mother of nature at its best. In addition, it provides awe-inspiring vistas of the snow-capped mountains. Dhampus Peak is 6012 meters high. Dhampus Peak is technically straightforward but requires no technical peak climbing skills.

We also explore the traditional villages of Kali Gandaki Valley. It offers ease and exquisite scenery for someone with an interest in viewing the topographic and ethnic variety of Nepal. So, The Kali Gandaki Valley has established itself as a significant destination.

The trail goes all the way to the famous Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek. Then, it goes through small villages, forests rich in flora and fauna, and exciting places. Then, the trail goes to an undulating path that connects us to Hidden Valley after the French pass. Finally, the trail leads to basecamp at 5600 meters, a few hours away from Hidden Valley.

It requires only a single day to reach a summit. Embark on the exquisite mountain scenery, soothe the mind, and awaken the senses while you are on top. The return trek can move towards Jomsom from Marpha before ending at Pokhara. Dhaulagiri Circuit with Dhampus Peak Climbing is exceptionally recommendable as an excellent beginning climbing possibility for aspiring mountaineers.

Dhampus Peak Climbing: Highlights

An opportunity to explore around off the beaten tracks of Dhaulagiri Circuit
Traverse two major high passes; French Pass at 5360 meters & Dhampus Pass at 5200 meters.

Witness the excellent scenery encompassing the Himalaya range
Summit Dhampus Peak 6012 meters, also known as ‘Thapa Peak’


Dhampus Peak climbing  itinerary

Days Itinerary Altitude in Meters Distance
1. Arrival in Kathmandu 1350
2. Fly Pokhara, drive to Beni then trek to Tatopani 900 4h00
3. Trek to Dharapani 1560 6h00
4. Dharapani to Muri 1700 5h00
6. Trek to Baghara 2375 6h00
7. Baghara to Bobang 2600 6h00
8. Trek to Chatare/Bhaisi Kharka 3000 5h00
9. Kharka to Japanese Camp 3850 6h00
10. Acclimatization day!
11. Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp 4750 7-8h00
12. Acclimatization day!
13. Trek to Hidden Valley via French Pass (5360 m) 4900 7h00
14. Contingency day!
15. Trek to Dhampus high camp via Dhampus Pass (5250 m) 5420 7h00
16 – 17. Climbing Period 6012
18. Trek to Jomsom
19. Fly to Pokhara
20. Pokhara – Kathmandu
21. Final Departure



Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will greet and welcome by our agency’s representative in front of Arrival gate with Display board of Himalayan Exploration Treks then transfer to your Hotel.

Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.

During the free day in Kathmandu, you may have a chance to visit heritage site of Kathmandu valley, followed by pre-trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing where you meet trek guide and others team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment and nature of peak climbing and others necessary information

Day 3: Fly Pokhara (45 Min.), drive Beni (3h00), trek Tatopani (900m) 3h00 walk.

We will have breakfast in the hotel, followed by transfer to the domestic terminal to get a flight to Pokhara. Then, pack off all the backpack and 3 hours drive to Beni road through the Annapurna Foothill. Then, 3 hours walk to Tatopani along the bank of Myagdi Khola.

Day 4: Trek to Dharapani (1560 m) 6h00 walk.

The trail leads you Dharapani along the bank of Myagdi Khola. There might be a disturbance the path in several places during the monsoon season due to landslides that leads several ups and downs. The trail goes passing by several settlements along the trail to Dharapani.

Day 5: Trek to Muri (1700 m) 4h00 walk.

Today is a short day walk to Muri. The trail leads climb up above the River with magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, and a long descend to another stream named Ghatte Khola the climbs up to Muri for the night.

Day 6: Trek to Baghara (2375 m) 6h00 walk.

Initially starts trek descends with a bridge of Dhola Khola. Then, across it, the pretty trail downs through the cultivated land, rice fields and isolated villages and gradually, climb up to get the village of Naura which is larger settlements of Baghar.

Day 7: Trek to Dobang (2600 m) 6h00 walk.

Initially, the trail goes down up to Jyardan, this is the last village of the valley and another village we will meet until we arrive at Marpha. The trail goes gradually climbs up passing through the forest as we find some shepherd huts in some place. It called Kharka where cattle graze the grass. Finally, we arrive at Bobang. It is also Kharka.

Day 8: Trek to Chatare/ Bhainsi Kharka (3000 m) 5h00 walk.

Once again, we enter to the forest area after crossing Konban Khola climb to the top where we can see the west wall of Dhaulagiri I and descend to Myadgi Khola, cross it takes away to the east bank along the river to get a summer grazing camp, Bhaisikharka.

Day 9: Trek to Japanese Camp (3850 m) 6h00 walk.

The trail leads forested area well known as Italian Base Camp with the rocky area, passing a steep slope and ascending to cross moraine of Glacier which falls from Dhaulagiri. Continue to walk along glacier encounter a spectacular grassy campsite called Japanese Camp.

Day 10: Acclimatization Day!

Majestic views of Dhaulagiri hike around for proper acclimatization.

Day 11: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base camp (4750 m) 7 – 8h00 walk.

Today early start up the trek due to longer day walks in the mountain through the glacier. Finally, we reach the Dhaulagiri Base Camp. From the Base Camp, I can See the majestic view of Dhaulagiri I, II, III and IV and an amazing view of Icefall inform of Campsite which falling from the pass between Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Peak.

Day 12: Acclimatization Day!

Today is the second day of Acclimatization, before crossing the pass of Hidden Valley. There is an opportunity to walk around for good views.

Day 13: Base Camp – French Pass (5360 m) – Hidden Valley (4900 m) 7h00 walk.

We will continue our adventure journey along the Chhondarban Glacier on the north side and continue climbs the stairs above the glacier with zigzag trails across the moraine of the glacier to the easy snow slope which leads up to French Pass (5360 m). We can see 360° stunning mountains range the pretty descend across the easy snow slope that takes us to the Hidden Valley.

Day 14: Contingency Day!

This is considered as a spare day in case of any problems that affect our schedule. If it is not required, the day can be used for the exploration valley.

Day 15: Hidden Valley – Dhampus Pass (5250 m) – Dhampus High Camp (5420 m) 7h00 walk.

Today, we climb another adventure Dhampus pass with an altitude of 5250 m. lesser than French Pass which overlooks the deep gorge of Kali Gandaki Valley and Annapurna range. A steep and rocky climb to Dhampus High Camp.

Day 16 - 17: Climbing period of Dhampus Peak.

An adventure journey begins Around Dhaulagiri trek and two passes through the hidden valley that offers outstanding mountain experience. We don’t provide a fixed plan or day to day itinerary for the climbing period, but that is determined by climbing guide and other team member base on climate and physical condition of the climbers. It is a flexible plan that may help the climbers for proper preparation and better acclimatization. Normally, we set up the base camp operation and provide general train regarding the climbing gears and make successful ascends to a summit and back to base camp.

Day 18: Yak Kharka – Jomsom

Today a long day descend more than 2000 m to edge of Kali Gandaki River. We can see Dhaulagiri I once descend a couple of hours. Then, gradually, Descending to Marpha village with zigzagging slope trails and walk along the bank of Kali Gandaki River to Jomsom.

Day 19: Jomsom – Pokhara

Early morning take a short and exciting domestic flight to Pokhara. Rest of the day at leisure and have a chance to explore lake and city

Day 20: Pokhara – Kathmandu.

A long scenic drive takes 6-7 hours to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Crossing over the cultivated lands, local villages, en route along the Trisuli River arrive in Kathmandu at the afternoon. Night at the hotel.

Day 21: Final departure.

You will be transferred to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight to your home country


DEPARTURE/RETURN  Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 3 hours before the flight.
All domestic flight, Hotel/Airport transfer
Accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara
All accommodations in tents and all meals during the treks no extra charge for single travelers
All necessary documentation and permits
All ground transportation (as per mention in itinerary)
Professional guide and porters
A First Aid Kits
Applicable Government Taxes
International Airfare
Nepal Visa fee (advice to take accurate amount with two passport size photograph)
Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara(except breakfast)
Personal Expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
Travel Insurance
Tips for Guide and Porters

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Dhampus Peak Climbing
Dhampus Pass Dhaulagiri
Dhampus Peak Climbing
Dhaulagiri range from Yak Kharka
Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Peak

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