Thapa Peak, also popularly known as Dhampus Peak, is situated on the North-east side of the Dhaulagiri region in western Nepal. It is a conical peak that lies in the northern part of the Dhampus pass and is a neighboring peak to the several Himalayan ranges as well as the Annapurna range. Ecstatic views of these two mountains segregated by the Kali Gandaki River, which is a sacred river in Hindu philosophy, can be spotted.
There are various ways to reach the thapa peak base camp. One of the conventional routes start from Beni, the trail starts from Pokhara, passes Tatopani, Kalopani, and Martha respectively and reaches the thapa peak base camp. Another way is by taking a direct flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek all the way to Marpha, passing the yak kharka to reach the base camp.
Another option starts with a scenic drive to Darbang from where you initiate your actual trekking journey. You pass the warm and vibrant villages of Muri, and Chariban to the Italian and Dhaulagiri Base camp. On the route, you pass the high mountain passes like French pass and Dhampus pass from where you descend down to thapa peak base camp.
High Altitude Sherpa can organize your all-inclusive 13/15 days thapa/dampush peak Peak Climbing and Dhaulagiri circuit trek with Ghorepani poon hill trek. You will be required to get a Peak Climbing permit and Annapurna conservation Area Project entrance permit, Trekking Management System Card before departing on trek. all mountaineering permits need to be arranged through a travel or trekking agency. it is not allowed to apply individually for peak climbing.
BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL
Autumn Session: September – November
The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.
Winter Session : December – February
Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.
Spring Session: March – May
Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.
Summer Session: June – August
Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas. Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.
Training and Climbing Approach
We spend couple of nights at base camp for proper acclimatization before we head to the higher camps. Upon arrival at base camp, we organize climbing training covering climbing techniques, glacier travel, rope fixing, ascending, descending, safety techniques, abseiling, belaying. We climb couple of times on our acclimatization hike to test your climbing skills before we head out on our attempt to Dhampus peak.
Climbing and Team composition
The expedition leads by an English Speaking high altitude experience guide. All climbing Sherpa guide have inclusive knowledge of wilderness medical training and they are competent to deal with the normal medical issues. This arrangement ensure that if anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group. In a group size of 4-5 people, two assistant guides, it is depend number of client where and how difficult you climbing peak.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Previous rock and ice climbing, high altitude over 5000 m experiences will be an asset. Experience of walking on Glacier with crampon and using ascending, descending device in mountain. on the day of summit will be required to walk 6-7 hours ascending and descending. The climbers need to feel confident and comfortable ascending or descending on fixed ropes along the steep technical terrain. It is important for medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctors before taking the trip.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
High altitude Sherpa Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Transfer to hotel brief you about tomorrow’s activities and collect your needed documents for our official needs. introduce with your trekking guide check the requirements and briefing about the each day program.O/n at hotel.
Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive to Darbang (1150m): 6-7 hours.
We fly or drive to Pokhara catching our early morning beautiful flight from Kathmandu. After a 45-minute flight to Pokhara, we drive to Darbang via Beni on jeep relishing the view of lush hills and snow-capped mountains. Following the flow of Kali Gandaki River, we pass the town of Beni and then follow Myagdi Khola to arrive in Darbang. O/n in tented.
Day 3: Trek from Darbang to Sibang (1780m): 6-7 hours.
Today, we head towards Sibang ascending to the ridge-top village of Dharapani from where we can get a beautiful view of the Dhaulagiri massif, Gurja Himal (7193m), and Putha Hiunchuli (7246m). We continue our trek walking along the ridge on the path above the river to reach Sibang. O/n in tented.
Day 4: Trek from Sibang to Naura 1570m/4-5 hours or Bagar (2080m): 7-8 hours
Leaving behind Sibang, we descend to Gatti Khola then climb up to the village of Muri where Myagdi and Dhara rivers meet. We continue to trek crossing the bridge over Dhola Khola and descend through the terraced farm fields and sparse settlements before arriving in Naura village. O/n in tent.
Day 5: Trek from Naura OR Bagar to Dobhan (2520m): 5-7 hours.
Moving alongside the bank of Myagdi Khola through a grassy hill and a steep slope, we arrive in Bagar. We then follow the up and down trail to Dobhan. We continue to descend through a forest to Jyardan before climbing uphill to Lipshe. The route then enters the forested area before ascending up to Dobhan. O/n in tent.
Day 6: Trek from Dobhan to Italian Base Camp (3660m): 7-8 hours
Leaving the last village of Dobhan, we trek towards Italian Base Camp. Today we pass through the forested trail filled with oaks, bamboo, and pines trees. As we move further and gain altitude, We can get the best view of Tukuche Peak and Dhaulagiri Range, and other mountains from Italian Base Camp. O/n in tented.
Day 7: Acclimatization Day to Adjust your body with height.
We take this day for acclimatization. We can explore the base camp area or spend the day relishing the spectacular view of surrounding mountains. O/n in tent.
Day 8: Trek from Italian Base Camp to Dhaulagiri base camp (4750m): 9-10 hours.
Leaving behind Italian Base Camp, we trek through the rocky area on a steep slope before crossing the glacial moraines. We then reach a wide grassy area in a shallow ablation valley known as “Japanese camp. Walking on the glacier, sometimes on the lateral moraine and undulating surface of the glacie on way up to Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Upon reaching, we can see the stunning view of all the peaks of Dhaulagiri range along with an amazing icefall descending from the Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Peak ridgeline. O/n in tent.
Day 9: Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to Hidden Valley (5140m): 6-7 hours. walking via French Pass 5360m.
We continue to trek on the north side of Chhondarban Glacier, and gradually climb the steep hillside above the glacier. Following the turning trail across moraines, we make our way up to French Pass which gives view of surrounding mountain ranges. We then gently descend through snow slopes to finally reach the Hidden Valley. O/n in tent.
Day 10: Trek from Hidden valley to Thapa pass (5015m) and it takes about five hours.
The views are same as earlier day. This day you trek along flat path covered with ice and snow. O/n in tented.
Half day Rest at Thapa Peak Base Camp.
This is an acclimatization day and you can make necessary preparation for Thapa peak summit. O/n in tented.
Day 11: Climb Thapa peak and back to Base Camp which takes about: 10 hours.
At the summit you will be enclosed by the views of Dhaulagiri I, Nilgiri, and Annapurna and so on. O/n in hotel.
Day 12: Trek from Thapa Peak Base Camp to Yak Kharka and it takes about five hours.
To reach your destination you trek leveled trail all the way. En route you pass Battase Danda. The views of Tukuche peak, Thapa peak, Annapurna range mesmerize you.
We keep the extra day in case the weather condition becomes bad. We can also use this day to explore the outskirts of Hidden Valley. O/n in tentend.
Day 13: Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom (2720m): 4-5 hours walking via Marpha.
We continue to descend steeply from Yak Kharka towards Marpha which is also known as the apple garden. We move towards the windy town of Jomsom. O/n in hotel.
Day 14: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and transfer to hotel.
We fly back to Pokhara, early in the morning, enjoying an aerial view of the mountains. Later in the afternoon, we explore the beautiful Pokhara city boating in the Phewa Lake and visiting the famous places of Pokhara. O/n in hotel.
Day 15: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
We catch tourist bus or flight early morning back to the capital. After landing, we transfer you to the hotel in Kathmandu. O/n in hotel
Day 16: sightseeing :
We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites.Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. O/n in hotel.
Day 17: Final departure:
Generally 3 hours before your flight time to get Kathmandu airport is needed in Nepal. So you transfer you to Kathmandu airport for your own destination.
Member Personal Equipment
S.No: Particular. Qty
(1) : Summit shoe La Sportiva – 1
(2) : Crampon – 1
(3) : Summit Glove (Mitten) – 1
(4) : Normal gloves – 2
(5) : Summit Snow goggles – 1
(6) : Glacier glasses – 1
(7) : Ice axe – 1
(8) : Harness & tapsling – 1
(9) : Jumer – 1
(10) : Carabiners (normal) – 3
(11) : Down filled Mattress – 1
(12) : Summit socks – 2
(13) : Normal socks – 6
(14) : Climbing bag (40 ltr) – 1
(15) : Helmet – 1
(16) : Down jacket – 1
(17) : Down trouser – 1
(18) : 8 finger / descender – 1
(19) : Headlamp (Icon or Spot) – 1
(20) : Gore-tex jacket – 1
(21) : Gore-tex trouser – 1
(22) : Fleece liner gloves – 3
(23) : Screw Gate Carabiner – 2
(24) : Balaclava (windstopper) – 1
(25) : Thermos bottle – 1
(26) : Base layer – 2
(27) : Swise Knife -1
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Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be ?
This is a difficult thing to scale. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However peak bonus normally $.200 $.300 for high altitude sherps guide.
If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.
1. Povidone-iodine cream –1 tube.
– Antiseptic cream.
2. Cotton- 1 roll.
– For dressing wounds.
3. Dressing gauze – 5 pcs.
– For dressing.
4. Crepe bandage – 2.
– Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.
5. Band- aid – 10.
6. Dressing tape – 1.
– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.
7. Moleskin second skin- 1 packet:
– Great for treating chaffing and blisters.
Finger Pulse Oximeter:
1.Normal arterial oxygen is Approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mmHg).
2.Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.
3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.
4.Values under 90 percent are considered low.
8. Paracetamole 300mg -20 tablets:
– For mild headaches.
9. Ibuprofen 400mg -10 taplets:
– To relieve moderate to severe pain.
10.Throat lozenges -20:
– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.
11. Decongestant -10 tablets:
– For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.
12. Antihistamine -10 tablets:
– For allergies.
13. Antiemetic -10 tablets:
– To control the vomit and nausea.
14. Azithromycin 500mg –10 tablet:
– For bacterial diarrhea.
15. Omeprazole 200mg -10 tablets:
– For minor gastric upsets and acidity.
16. Tinidazole 200 mg -3 taplats(500mg -12 tablets):
– For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.
17. Acetazolamide 250 mg -20 tablets:
– For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.
18. Dexamethasone 400mg -10 tablets:
– To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.
19. Nifedipine 60mg – 10 tablets:
– To be use only under expert supervision to treat HAPE.
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