Dhampus Peak Climbing

16 Days
  • 6012 meters (19,724 feet)
  • Annapurna
  • Kathmandu Airport to Kathmandu
  • Difficult
  • Three-Star to Five-Star Hotels (Kathmandu), tea houses/lodge/camp during the climb
  • Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
  • 4 to 7 Hours Per Day
  • 1-12 People Per Group (Option for Private Tour is available)
  • Jeep and Flight
  • Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 meters), Mt. Annapurna I (8091 meters), II (7937 meters), III (7555 meters), IV (7525 meters), Tilicho Peak (7134 meters), Tukuche (6920 meters), and Nilgiri.


Dhampus Peak Climbing is one of the easy trekking summit destinations in Nepal. Dhampus Peak stands at an elevation of 6012 meters and is one of the popular peaks in the Annapurna region. Dhampus Peak is also known as Thapa Peak that towers among the glorious Himalayan trail. The mountain stands between the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Range.

Dhampus Peak Climbing is best suited for adventurers seeking a smooth summit experience. Dhampus Peak is an easy and less technical peak suitable even for beginners and climbers with less or no climbing experience.

The majestic panoramic view of Mt. Annapurna I (8091 meters), Mt. Annapurna II (7937 meters), Mt. Manaslu (8156 meters), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525 meters), Gangapurna (7455 meters), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 meters), Tukuche Peak (6920 meters), Nilgiri, and Tilicho Peak (7134 meters) will remain in your heart for the lifetime. This adventure will take you through varying vegetation, topography, and ecosystem, along with the cultural excursion and scenic beauty of the mountain ranges.

The Dhampus Peak Climb starts from Jomsom after a 35 minutes flight from Pokhara. You will trek to Yak Kharka on the first day of your official climb. You will see many pastures filled with grazing local animals. You will take a day rest at Yak Kharka to let your body acclimatize to the changing environment.

From Yak Kharka, the trail is uneven and rugged. The path follows the Kaligandaki River. You will experience varying landscapes and Gurung cultures along the way. Walk along the green meadows that lead up to a barren topography.

From here, you will climb up to Dhampus Peak Base Camp. This site offers the best view of the Dhaulagiri range. You will continue along the trail that will lead to the Hidden Valley. The Shringi Himal surrounds the hidden valley to the North, Ganesh Himal to the South, Boudha Himal and Himal Chuli to the West.

After a day of acclimatization, you will climb up to High Camp. Finally, you will begin early before sunrise to reach Dhampus Peak. You will view the best sunrise of your life standing tall at 6012 meters.

After a successful climb, you will head down to Dhampus Peak Base Camp and make your way to Yak Kharka passing by the world’s deepest gorge – Kali Gandaki Gorge. Further, you will trek to reach Marpha – the Apple Garden, where you will get to know the lifestyle of the monks and Gurungs community.

Finally, you will reach Jomsom, where you will experience Tibetan culture. You will board a morning flight back to Pokhara from Jomsom and celebrate your successful journey. The next day, you will drive back to Kathmandu and take a day off the next day and prepare yourself to return to your homeland. On the 16th day, you will board a flight back home with wonderful memories to cherish for a lifetime.

The best season for Dhampus Peak Climbing is during Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November). During these two seasons, the weather remains clear and increases the chances of getting the best view of the mountain ranges.

Short Introduction of Dhampus Peak Climbing

Dhampus Peak, also known as Thapa Peak, is one of the famous trekking peaks of Nepal lying in the Annapurna region. The mountain stands in Kathmandu’s northeast side and towers at 6012 meters (19,724 feet). The peak lies in between the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges.

Dhampus Peak Climbing offers the scenic beauty of a variety of landscapes, vegetation, and mountain peaks. Overall, Dhampus Peak Climbing is a combination of a relatively easier summiting experience filled with cultural excursion and gratifying beauty of the Himalayas.

Is Dhampus Peak Climb Right For You?

  • The weather conditions in the mountain region can be unpredictable. They can affect the itinerary in terms of the number of days. Customer safety is our top priority. Thus, the package may lengthen in case of harsh weather conditions during the summit. So make sure you plan the time of the year carefully. The scenery and conditions may vary depending on the season you choose to go on this expedition.
  • For about a week, you will have to walk continuously for 5 to 7 hours per day, excluding the climb itself. So it is better that you prepare yourself physically and mentally for the challenge. Do some exercises to increase your stamina and strength before you come to Nepal for your climb. Also, it will be a plus if you engage yourself in climbing exercises prior to this expedition.
  • Dhampus Peak rests at 6012 meters/19,724ft. This climb is technically straightforward but will test your stamina, endurance, and strength. The adventure may be particularly tricky for those with low fitness levels or no previous summiting experience. So keep in check that your body can meet the fitness level required for the climb.
  • This journey includes around nine overnight stays over 3000 meters. The thinning air pressure may increase the risk of developing AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). You may encounter shortness of breath and mild headaches during your stay or climb. Your guide will make sure to lead you according to your natural pace. Walk slowly to let your body adjust to the thinning air.
  • Our guides and Sherpas are well trained and experienced in handling emergencies. They also carry first aid, including some emergency medicines, to help you in the time of difficulty. In extreme cases where you need emergency evacuation from any spot, we will rescue you via helicopter.
  • We recommend that you keep yourself active and fit to decrease the risk of fatality. Make sure that you are physically fit and psychologically motivated to take the climb before booking the trip. If you are unsure about your conditions, you should seek medical advice.

Dhampus Peak Climbing – Outline Itinerary

1Arrival At Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu) and Transfer to Hotel1,400 meter-
2Sightseeing At Kathmandu and Preparation for the Climb1400 meter-
3Drive From Kathmandu To Pokhara820 meters/2690 feet5 to 6 hours
4Morning Flight To Jomsom And Trek To Yak Kharka3680 meters/12,073 feet5 to 6 hours
5Rest And Acclimatization Day At Yak Kharka3680 meters/12,073 feet-
6Trek From Yak Kharka To Dhampus Base Camp5100 meters/16,732 feet5 to 6 hours
7Rest And Acclimatization At Dhampus Peak Base Camp5100 meters/16,732 feet-
8Dhampus Peak Base Camp To High Camp5600 meters/18,373 feet3 to 4 hours
9Summit Dhampus Peak And Trek Back To Base Camp6012 meters at Dhampus peak8 to 9 hours
10Contingency Day--
11Trek From Dhampus Peak Base Camp To Yak Kharka3680 meters/12,073 feet4 to 5 hours
12Trek From Yak Kharka To Jomsom2670 meters/8760 feet5 to 6 hours
13Morning Flight From Jomsom To Pokhara827 meters/2713 feet35 minutes
14Drive Back To Kathmandu From Pokhara1400 meters/4593 feet5 to 6 hours
15Leisure Day At Kathmandu1400 meters/4593 feet-
16Final Departure From Tribhuvan International Airport1400 meters/4593 feet-

Why You Will Love Dhampus Peak Climbing

  • Dhampus Peak also known as Thapa Peak extends to a height of 6012 meters/ 19,724 feet
  • This expedition is an easy trekking peak located in the world-famous Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Himalayan Ranges.
  • A crossing of two major high alpine passes French Pass at 5360 meters(17585 ft) & Dhampus Pass at 5200 meters(17,060 ft)
  • Dhampus Peak Climbing allows exploring the trails of the Dhaulagiri Circuit
  • Dhampus peak expedition offers an excellent view of Annapurna I (8091 m), II (7937 m), III (7555), IV (7525 m)
  • The sight of Annapurna South (7219 m), Nilgiri Peak, and Tilicho Peak (7134 m) is the major attraction of Dhampus Peak Climbing.
  • Easy peak to get introduced to alpine skills
  • Dhampus Peak lies above the Hidden Valley
  • Journey through high green hills, rocky trails, green meadows, mountain deserts, rhododendron forests, Yak grazing land, etc.
  • Stay in beautiful villages and surround yourself with Gurung ethnicity and lifestyle
  • Get acquainted with Buddhist tradition

Day To Day Detailed Itinerary

Our representative will greet you and your group at the Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu) on your arrival. After issuing an on-arrival visa at the airport, you will then move to your hotel for rest and lunch. You will shortly receive a briefing about your daily activities throughout your trip. You can either take the day off or roam around the capital city. Take enough rest as a whole new day is ahead of you.


  • Transport to the hotel on a private tourist vehicle
  • Traditional Nepali dinner and an introduction of the team
  • Short briefing about the daily itinerary

Special Information

Make sure to attend the meeting. We will be providing you information about your insurance and other important things about the trip. If you are running late, please let the hotel reception know about it. You can ask the receptionist or look for a note regarding the meeting place.

Hotel - 3 Stars

On this day, you will take a short tour of the capital city. After breakfast, our representative will greet you in the hall to brief you about the day and the places you will visit. You will take a private jeep ride to some of the cultural heritage sites listed in World Heritage Sites.

You first visit the Pashupatinath Temple, which is the biggest Hindu shrine. This temple is at least a couple of centuries old. From here, you will head towards Boudhanath Stupa. This place holds religious importance among Buddhists.

After a quick lunch break, you will ride the bus to Swayambhunath Stupa. You can see the whole of Kathmandu Valley from this spot. Later in the evening, you will roam around Kathmandu Durbar Square. This historical site is the epitome of the architecture of Nepal.

While on your way back to the hotel, you can find your way around Thamel. This place is the tourist hub of Kathmandu. You can purchase any climbing gear from Thamel. After returning to your hotel, you will prepare for the climb and pack your stuff.


  • A visit to Pashupatinath Temple
  • A visit to Boudhanath Stupa
  • A visit to Swayambhunath Stupa
  • Roam around Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Stroll around Thamel
  • Prepare for the climb

Special Information

We recommend buying or renting proper hiking gear, such as walking poles, shoes, and other items. If you don’t have the equipment, inform our representative. We will arrange those items for you.

Hotel - 3 Stars

You will get up early in the morning, have breakfast, and get on a private jeep from your hotel to Pokhara. You will see many green hills and vegetation as soon as you exit the town. The drive will take around 6 hours. The roads are winding, and the scenery of the river and lush green hill will keep you occupied.


  • Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara via Jeep
  • Beautiful sceneries along the Prithvi Highway
  • Approximate time – 5 to 6 hours drive
  • Travel by Jeep

Hotel - 3 Stars

You will board a morning flight from Pokhara Airport to Jomsom. From Jomsom, the trek will officially start. You will take the famous Annapurna Circuit trail that will lead you to Yak Kharka. Head down to Kali Gandaki Valley and witness the world’s deepest gorge.

You will see beautiful stone houses and prayer flags that add to the serene view of this place. You can see Dhaulagiri standing tall above the valley. You will trek down the path that will lead to Kagbeni – a small yet beautiful place, also considered the economic hub of this region.

The trail gradually flattens until you reach the bank of Jarsang Khola. Cross the bridge and slowly head up from the headwaters of Marsyangdi River. You can get an excellent view of the mountain peaks from this spot, such as Mt. Syagang, Thorong Peak, Mt. Khatungkan, and Mt. Gudang. You will begin to see small settlements with summer pastures around the area. This area is Yak Kharka – your resting stop for tonight.


  • Board a domestic flight from Pokhara to Yak Kharka
  • Gorgeous view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Range
  • Steep climb towards the Kali Gandaki Valley
  • Hike along the bank of Jarsang Khola
  • The sight of Yak grazing territory
  • Approximate time – 5 to 6 hours
  • Domestic Flight Fare Included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will have this day to rest and explore Yak Kharka. Your guide will take you to some famous viewpoints, the surrounding area, and the pastureland for the local yaks and cattle. Walk around for an hour, talk to the locals, get to know their lifestyle, and prepare yourself for the next day. Catch your breath and acclimatize your body for the thin air pressure. A day of rest will help you avoid the risks of altitude sickness.


  • Acclimatize your body
  • A short walk around the base camp area
  • Close up view of the Annapurna peaks

Special Information

If you face any sort of difficulty in breathing or are experiencing symptoms of altitude sickness, immediately notify your guide. We have the arrangements of oxygen cylinders and breathing masks. Your guide will carry some medications to help relieve the symptoms. Do not consume alcoholic drinks as it increases the risks. Consume plenty of hot water, stay warm, and, most importantly, stay close to the group.


  • Walk around the valley
  • Close view of the mountain peaks
  • Witness the charismatic yak territory.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will continue on the main trail passing through the Kali Gandaki Valley. The path is long and traverses across the snow. Climb up the valley following the main trail and make your way to Dhampus Pass (5240 meters). You will get an iconic view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Ranges.

Take breaks in between and have some snacks to revitalize your energy. After you reach the peak, climb down the moderate snow slope. Finally, you will reach the Dhampus Base Camp, where you will spend the night in a tent.


  • Pass through the Kali Gandaki Valley
  • Make way through the winding, uneven, and rocky trail towards Dhampus Peak
  • A mesmerizing view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges
  • Climb up to Dhampus Base Camp
  • Approximate time – 5 to 6 hours

Special Information

The climb today involves a rapid elevation from 3680 meters to 5100 meters. The environment and air pressure change drastically. You may experience difficulty during the climb, such as shortness of breath, fatigue, or other symptoms. Immediately inform your guide if you face any sort of difficulty. Take periodic breaks, have chocolates, and keep your body hydrated. While on the trail, maintain your natural pace. There is no need to move fast. You will have enough time to reach your destination.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you will rest at Dhampus Peak Base Camp for acclimatization. Take ample rest to let your body adapt to the changing environment. During the day, you will explore areas around Base Camp. Your guide will take you to some famous viewpoints and give a tour around the area. Stroll around while enjoying the view of Annapurna, Gangapurna, and Tilicho peak. Play games, talk to the locals and get to know their lifestyle. A day of rest will help you avoid the risks of altitude sickness for the further climb.


  • Acclimatize your body to reduce/prevent the risk of altitude sickness
  • Rest for the day
  • Get to know the local lifestyle
  • Enjoy the view of Annapurna, Gangapurna, and Tilicho peak

Special Information

  • Consume plenty of hot water
  • Stay warm
  • Take enough rest

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After spending a full day resting at the Dhampus Peak Base Camp, you will pack your bags and arrange your equipment. Today, you will move to the high camp of Dhampus Peak. You will walk along the main trail that ascends through and over the glaciated mountain passes. This day is relatively harder as compared to previous days, but is gratifying once you complete it.

You will soon start to notice rapidly changing landforms as you continue elevating further. Take periodic breaks to restore energy during the climb. Continue along the steep path until you reach the high camp point. This spot gives the best view of Dhampus Peak. You will set your camp here for tonight.

Relax for the rest of the day and let your body adapt to the harsh changing environment. You can roam around the camp if you like. Do not miss the sunset from up here. Get your cameras ready to click the mystical moment of the sunlight over the mountains.


  • A better view of the Dhampus Peak
  • Limitless panorama of the mountain range
  • Mesmerizing sunset
  • Approximate time – 3 to 4 hours


  • Walk around the area
  • Close view of the mountain peaks
  • Play games
  • Talk to the locals and keep yourself busy

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you will start your climb from High Camp at 1 am to 3 am. Starting at this hour will give you enough time to reach the top of the peak and view the sunrise from up there. This day is going to be tough on you, so be prepared. Follow the guidance of your guide and get ready to pass through several technical sections. Gather your energy, keep your motivation high, and climb Dhampus Peak. You will pass the glaciers following the slippery ice trails. Make sure that you have your crampons on to avoid slipping accidents.

Keep moving along the steep trail, and you will soon stand on top of the Dhampus Peak. Breathe the cold mountain air at 6012 meters and live your achievement. You will get an amazing view of Annapurna South, I, II, III, IV, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tilicho Peak, Tukuche Peak, and many other snow-capped elevations.

After making sure that you have caught the best views of the region, slowly make your way down to the base camp. The trail is tricky, especially when descending, so be careful. You will make multiple stops in between to catch your breath. Dhampus Peak Base Camp (5100 meters) is your camping site for tonight.


  • Summit Dhampus Peak
  • A magical view of the mountain ranges from the top of Dhampus Peak
  • The sight of the glaciers
  • The descent down to the base camp
  • Approximate time – 8 to 9 hours

Special Information

The view from 6012 meters is amazing. You can see the many peaks from up here while the clouds float beneath you. But as mesmerizing as this view can be, it is equally risky. Being at such a height for a longer time dramatically develops the symptoms of altitude sickness. The oxygen level is much less, so you shouldn’t spend your time here. Take a shot from every angle possible and climb down as soon as possible.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will decide whether to carry on the descent or take a day off at Base Camp. After a sharp and long climb the day before, you might need to rest for the day. Take a day off from trekking and spend your day at the Base Camp itself. A day’s rest will give your body time to heal from the tiring climb and prepare for another day. Visit the surrounding area, play games, get to know the locals, and get proper rest.


  • Acclimatize
  • Rest for the day
  • Enjoy the natural scenery

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a successful summit of the Dhampus Peak at a night’s rest at the Base Camp, you will head down the trail. You will climb towards a moderate, slow slope that will lead you towards the Dhampus Pass at 5240 meters.

After crossing the Dhampus Pass, you will make your descent and enter into the Kali Gandaki Valley, where you will get a sight of the World’s Deepest Gorge. Purple and brown hills surround this valley. Prayer flags, along with the tea houses, make this place beautiful. You will also get a glimpse of Dhaulagiri standing tall above the valley. The vicinity here is fantastic.

You will further climb down and make your way along the long traverse trail for around 4 hours. The trail will take you further down to small meadows where local goats and yak graze. This place is known as Yak Kharka, where you will spend the night.


  • Gorgeous view of the mountains along the way
  • Move towards the Kali Gandaki Valley
  • View of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna
  • Grazing place of local goats and yaks
  • Overnight stay at Yak Kharka
  • Approximate time – 7 to 8 hours.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is your last trekking day of this journey. After your stay at Yak Kharka, you will descend for a few hours to reach a small village of Marpha, also known as the Apple Garden. This place is famous for apple cultivation. You can get a taste of apple wine if you like.

From here, you will continue down an easy trail that will lead you up to Jomsom. Jomsom is the central administrative region of the Mustang and an important hub for Upper Mustang Trek. You will spend the rest of the day roaming around this peaceful town. You will experience the Tibetan culture at Jomsom. Stay overnight at a lodge.


  • Hike To Marpha
  • Experience Tibetan lifestyle and culture
  • Overnight stay at Jomsom
  • Approximate time – 5 to 6 hours

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will board a plane to Pokhara from Jomsom airport. The flight offers a view of the mountain ranges and hills of the region. Once you get to Pokhara, you will take the tourist bus to your hotel. You can freshen up and have lunch. For the rest of the day, you will explore the City of Lakes.

There are many places you can visit and lots of things you can do in Pokhara. You will go to Tal Barahi, book a boat ride, walk or cycle around the Lakeside, visit the World Peace Pagoda, and Devi’s fall. You will enjoy your time here. The town comes alive during the night time. You can enjoy a drink at one of the pubs at Lakeside. Pokhara will surely relieve the stress and sore muscles from the difficult Dhampus Peak climb.


  • Board a flight to Pokhara
  • Explore the City of Lakes
  • Approximate time – 35 minutes
  • Domestic flight included

Hotel - 3 Stars

Early in the morning, you will have breakfast and take a bus/jeep ride back to Kathmandu via Prithvi Highway. You will enjoy the same scenery as the transverse highway as before. We can book the flight back to Kathmandu from Pokhara if you like. It will cost you an additional $120 per person.

After reaching Kathmandu, you can roam around the town. Visit the museums, historical places, Durbar Squares, or hang around the famous tourist hub of Thamel. You can buy souvenirs from this place to take back home.


  • Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Roam around the famous tourist spots
  • Do some souvenirs shopping from Thamel to take back
  • Approximate time – 6 hours

Special Information

Instead of driving, you can also take a flight back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. It will cost you an extra USD120 per person. However, if you wish to do so, you need to inform us before starting the climb on the first day.

Hotel - 3 Stars

You can roam around the famous corners of Kathmandu, like the Durbar Squares, and learn the historical importance of those places. You can hang around at Thamel during the evening. You can even buy some souvenirs to take back to your home. When you get to your hotel, pack your belongings.


  • Roam around Kathmandu Valley

Hotel - 3 Stars

Make sure that you have packed all of your belongings before you check out from the hotel. Our representative from Nepal Social Treks will drive you to the Tribhuvan International Airport on a tourist bus. From here, you will board the plane back to your home country.


  • Farewell souvenirs
  • Drive to Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Sea off by our representative

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Daily accommodation in a hotel/lodge/tea house (double or twin-sharing basis)
  • Guided tour of Kathmandu with private tours of historical and cultural heritage sites
  • Assistance for trekking
  • Climbing gears and shopping assistance for any equipment if required
  • Welcome snacks in Kathmandu
  • 3 times meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking
  • All trekking and camp equipment such as kitchenware, camp furniture, dining tents, guest tents, etc.
  • Appropriate fooding at high altitude to all the crew throughout the climb
  • Accommodation in lodge/tea house during trekking
  • 20kg baggage allowance per person on porters or yaks
  • Provision of trained and Government-licensed climbing guide(s) as per the size of your group
  • Fixed and dynamic rope while climbing
  • Emergency kits such as oxygen cylinders and mask regulators
  • Oximeter to check your pulse and O2 saturation and heart rate twice daily
  • All domestic flights including the departure tax as mentioned on the itinerary
  • Nepal Social Treks gears such as duffel bag, sleeping bag, and plastic garbage bags
  • First Aid Kit Comprehensive
  • Adequate insurance for all the members and staffs, including porters
  • Trekking map highlighting the routes for each member
  • Trek permit, government tax, and all other necessary documents
  • Climbing permits for climbing the Dhampus Peak Climbing
  • One night stay in Pokhara hotel with breakfast
  • Any other items pre-mentioned on the itinerary

The Trip Cost Exclude(s)

  • Nepal Entry Visa. You will have to get it at Tribhuvan Airport upon your arrival
  • Meals in cities (Kathmandu and Pokhara) except for welcome snacks and farewell lunch
  • Any packed food or snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, and nutria-bars during the trekking period
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, and tips
  • Any extra costs arising out of unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, and changes in government regulations, etc.
  • Extra transportation service not listed in the set itinerary
  • Any additional staff other than the specified ones
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests as well as hospitalization expenses
  • Medical insurance, travel insurance, and emergency rescue evacuation if necessary
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Filming permit on Dhampus Peak
  • Personal climbing and trekking gear
  • Expenses incurred towards the usage of landlines, internet expenses, mobiles, walkie-talkies, and satellite phones
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, and camera or video fees
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition equipment
  • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa Guides as per mountaineering association rules
  • Tips and gifts for the Base Camp and high altitude trekking and climbing staff
  • Airfare of international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)
  • Any extra services or offers or activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal climbing gears
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing entrance fee
  • Expenses incurred due to any accidents, strikes, political unrest, etc.
  • Any other costs not included here
How do I get a visa for Nepal?

You can get a Nepal visa at the immigration office at Kathmandu Airport on arrival. Here are the visa fees:
For two weeks – USD30
For one month (Four weeks) – USD50
For three month (90 days) – USD125
For further visa extension – USD3 for each extra day

What do I need to get a Nepal Visa?

You need the following documents to get a Nepal Visa:
Two passport-sized recent photos with light (white) background
Cash (USD) depending on the number of days you are planning to stay in Nepal
A valid passport for at least six months

What is the best time for Dhampus Peak Climbing?

Generally, you can climb Dhampus Peak in any season. However, given clear weather conditions, the best time for Dhampus Peak Climb is during Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). Most of the time, the sky remains clear during these two seasons so that you will get the best view of the mountain ranges.

However, wind speed and cloud position constantly keep changing in the mountain region, making the weather unpredictable. You may start on a bright sunny day, but the weather can soon turn to cloudy and windy. Make sure that you set a minimum of 25 days for this adventure, in case of bad weather.

How difficult is it to climb Dhampus Peak?

Dhampus Peak is one of Nepal’s easy trekking peaks between the famous Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges. The adventure does require some mountaineering skills for a successful summit. With a bit of peak climbing skills, physical fitness, and mental preparedness, anyone can conquer the Dhampus Peak. Below are some common factors that determine the difficulty of this climb:

Weather condition
The temperature during the climb
Trekking route you choose to follow
Your physical fitness
Basic climbing and mountaineering skills
Probability of altitude sickness
Clothing and climbing equipment

Do I need insurance to climb Dhampus Peak?

Yes, you do need insurance to climb Dhampus Peak. You need to get full insurance that includes travel, medical, and emergency evacuation to avoid unnecessary expenses in case of any unfortunate incident. Choose your insurance wisely, and if you have trouble, we can direct you just to the right one.

What kinds of climbing equipment should I carry for this expedition?

For a better possibility of a safe and successful climb, you need to pack the followings:

a pair of climbing boots
down jacket
down pants
thermal wear
windproof jacket
waterproof pants
balaclava, sun cap, gloves
sleeping bag
climbing helmet
Trekking poles
First-aid kit, including your medications, if any. You can also add some extras such as a pocket knife, and raincoat for extra safety.

What kind of preparations do I have to make for Dhampus Peak Climbing?

Mountaineering is a blissful adventure, but it also includes many challenges. Safety is the highest priority when you are in the mountain region. Making adequate preparations can help minimize the risk and increase the possibility of a successful climb. Here are some tips about how to prepare for Dhampus Peak Climbing:

Take a basic rock-climbing course
Hit the gym. Engage in strength training, and most importantly, cardio. You will need better stamina during the climb.
Consult your physician for health checkups. You can get better medical advice on preventing High Altitude Pulmonary Edema and High Altitude Cerebral Edema,
Complete all the mandatory paper works,
Get full travel insurance.

How fit should I have to be to go on the Dhampus Peak Climbing?

Dhampus Peak is a relatively easy trekking peak. However, this expedition includes 5 to 7 hours of walk each day on a remote and uneven trail. The path keeps on elevating each day till you reach the peak. You need to be in a good physical and mental state to overcome the difficulties during the climb. We recommend that you follow strength and stamina training before coming to Nepal for this climb.

How do I improve physical fitness for Dhampus Peak Climbing?

Improving your fitness level and strength is pivotal before coming along for the Dhampus Peak Climbing. We recommend the following activities to improve your physical fitness for Dhampus Peak Climbing:

Go for a run during to nearby hills
Climb the flight of stairs of a tall building up and down
Take a short hike near your place
Eat healthy food
Engage in Yoga for controlled breathing during the summit
Swimming and cycling will improve your stamina

Am I likely to get altitude sickness on the Dhampus Peak climb?

Dhampus Peak measures a height of 6012 meters. You will be spending about a week above the height of 3000 meters. The harsh environment and changing air pressure can induce the risk of developing altitude sickness while climbing.

The air continues getting thinner as you continue your ascend. However, our itinerary covers technical aspects to suit any climber level, whether or not you have previous peak climbing experience. Our itinerary will give your body enough time to acclimatize to the changing environment and air pressure.

Moreover, our guides have adequate training and professional experience to handle any situation that may arise during the climb. They will also carry oximeter, breathing masks, oxygen cylinders, and first aid kits with medications for altitude sickness in case of emergencies. We will arrange a helicopter to pick you up and take you to the nearest hospital from the region in need of an immediate evacuation from the trail. With Nepal Social Treks and Expedition, you will always travel with precaution and safety.

How much money do I need per day during the Dhampus Peak climb?

Our standard package for the Dhampus Peak climb is for 16 days, excluding any personal cost that you might incur on this journey. You may expect an expense of USD7 to 10 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Likewise, on the trail, USD9 to 12 per day will be enough for basic personal expenses such as drinks, battery charging, hot water shower, water, etc.

What types of food do I expect on Dhampus Peak climb?

During your climb, we serve only organic and hygienic food. In general, you can expect the following food items during your climb:

Coffee and Tea

What are the safety measures for Dhampus Peak Climbing?

There can be many challenges when you are climbing the Dhampus Peak. The main ones are altitude sickness, unpredictable weather conditions in the Himalayas, level of your physical strength and stamina, and many more.

At Nepal Social Treks, we plan the itinerary for the climb in such a way that your body gets enough time to adapt to the changing environment. Our team of professionals equips the most advanced technology for accurate weather forecasts. They also carry oximeters, oxygen cylinders, breathing masks, and a first aid kit if you develop altitude sickness.

Our guides are trained and assessed by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA). They have excellent leadership qualities and can handle emergencies during the climb. With a better team, better experience, and better facilities, Nepal Social Trek puts your safety as a prime focus during the climb.

Trekking Gear List For Dhampus Peak Climbing

Here are some of the personal trekking gear that you can carry during the Dhampus Peak Expedition:


Duffel Bag
Waterproof Stuff Sacks (large and small)


Trekking Shirt – Pack 4 to 5 breathable trekking shirts, balancing both half and full sleeves

Thermal Layer – At least one pair of a thermal layer

Fleece Jacket – Pack a lightweight fleece jacket for the lower region

Trekking Shorts – Pack a couple of trekking shorts for lower reaches of the trek

Lightweight, long underpants – pack 2-3 pairs
Down pants

Trekking Trousers – Minimum 2 water and wind-resistant trekking pants

Mid-weight long underpants – pack 2-3 pairs

Down Jacket – Carry a high-quality down jacket to keep you warm from the extreme weather at
the trek’s upper reaches

Waterproof Shell Jacket – One waterproof jacket to stay protected in the wet weather

Breathable Underwear – Carry at least 4 to 5 pairs of breathable and comfortable underwear


Trekking shoes
Hiking Socks
Thermal Socks
Gaiter (For Winter)

Head Wears:

Warm Beanie
Sun Protection Hat
Fleece Hat
Neck Gaiter
Hand Wear:
A Pair of Inner Gloves
A Pair of Outer Gloves
Heavy gloves (mitten)

Sleeping Bags:

Sleeping Bag for Base Camp
Down Sleeping Bag – 20 to -40 degree celsius for extreme conditions
Thermarest Mattress (Cell Foam and Inflatable)
First-Aid Kit
Handy Plaster
Tincture Iodine

Other Accessories:

Trekking Poles
UV Protection Sunglasses
Water Bottle
Water Purification Tablets
Wet Tissues
Garbage Bag
Headlamp with Spare Batteries
Hand Sanitizers
Sunscreen/Lip Balm
Trekking Towels
Portable Chargers
Pocket Knife

Climbing Gear List For Dhampus Peak Expedition

These are some of the essential climbing equipment that you should carry while taking on the Dhampus Expedition:

Climbing Boots
Summit Gloves
Climbing Helmet
Climbing Ropes
Down Suit
Ice Axe
Ice Tools
Belay Device
Lock Carabiner
Unlock Carabiner
Tape Slings
Prusik Loops
Snow Goggle
Head Light
Satellite Phone
Hand Warmer

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