Dhampus Peak Climbing Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
On your arrival in Kathmandu Valley, our staff member will pick you up and escort you to the Hotel. You can spend the rest of the day as you please as there aren’t any scheduled activities. Overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Full Day Sightseeing in Kathmandu
This day will be reserved for sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley in a private car with an experienced tour guide. We visit Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa. Each of these places holds great meaning in their respective religion and also possess individual brilliance on upholding the ancient heritage and culture from ancient times. In the evening, we will visit the office complete the official procedure and return back to the hotel. Overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive to Darbang 1110m via Beni by private car,
Today we will drive back to the airport and catch a scenic flight to Pokhara. On reaching Pokhara we will drive to Darbang in a private car. On our way, we will cross many tranquil villages and beautiful forests on our way to Darbang. We will stop at Beni for our lunch and refreshment. On reaching Darbang we will search a good camping place. Overnight stay at a lodge at Darbang.
Day 4: Trek from Darbang to Sibang 1780m,
This will be our first day of trekking as we head to Sibang. The trail mostly follows the farmlands of rice, millet, barley, and maize. Crossing the farmlands we will continue along the main path to Sibang. Sibang is a small village with few houses and the culture of the inhabitants are a great treat to observe. Overnight stay at a lodge at Sibang.
Day 5: Trek from Sibang to Muri 1720m,
From Sibang, the trail climbs up the snout of the ridge and then descends to the bank of Gatti Khola. From here, we will ascend along the path leading us to the Phalai Gaon. Phalai Gaon is a small village with few houses and tea shops. We will cross Dhara Khola and Myagdi Khola to reach Muri which is a small Magar village. Overnight stay at a lodge at Muri.
Day 6: Trek from Muri to Boghara 2080m,
We will leave Muri early in the morning and continue along the trail which descends steeply to the suspension bridge over the Muri Khola. On crossing the suspension bridge, we will head towards an ascending trail along the dense Bamboo and rhododendron forests. We will cross few farmhouses and head towards the north of the valley which opens out in the large green fields before reaching Boghara. Overnight stay at a tented lodge at Boghara.
Day 7: Trek from Boghara to Dobang 2520m,
Leaving Boghara, we will head toward Dobang. The trail passes along the bank of Marsayangdi Khola and crosses few green subtropical forests to Lipshe. From here, we will pass picturesque villages on our way. The locals are also proficient wild honey collectors. Crossing a few forests we will reach Dobang. It is a small settlement area with few teahouses and some good camping sites. Overnight stay at a tented camp at Dobang.
Day 8: Trek from Dobang to Choriban 3445m,
The route traverses through the dense rhododendron and Bamboo forests. The forests bloom with flowers all over the trail as we head further towards Choriban. From there we will cross Myagdi Khola over a suspension Bridge and climbs along the east bank of Myagdi Khola. Following the green dense forests, we will reach Choriban. Overnight stay at a tented camp at Choriban.
Day 9: Trek from Choriban to Italian Base Camp 3660m,
Today, we will head towards the Italian Base Camp. Following the trail passing through the rhododendron, pine and fir forests, we will climb to the lateral moraines. From there, we will head a bit further and reach Italian Base Camp from where the views of the beautiful mountain including the stunning Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) reveal themselves. Overnight stay at a tented camp at Italian Base Camp.
Day 10: Acclimatization Day,
Acclimatization is very important at the higher altitude due to the thinning air of this region. We need to acclimatize ourselves by exploring around the Italian camp or hiking at a certain altitude or just by taking rest before climbing the Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Overnight stay at the tented camp at Italian Base Camp.
Day 11: Trek from Italian Base Camp to Glacier Camp 4200m,
We will leave Italian Base Camp in the early morning as the trail is most challenging today. We will follow the guidelines of our trek leader. Initially, our trail descends steeply down along the slippery icy glaciers making the trail very challenging and difficult. From there, we will walk along the moraine to Chhonbardan gorge and then continue to Glacier Camp. Glacier Camp is situated in between the Italian camp and Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Overnight stay at the tented camp at Glacier Camp.
Day 12: Trek from Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp 4748m,
We will climb along the rocky ridgeline which almost covered by snow along the moraines. We will have to apply utmost caution while climbing up the Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Today, the ascent will be along the glaciers and moraines. Enjoying the beautiful views of mountain ranges, we will set our camp. Overnight stay at the tented camp at Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
Day 13: Acclimatization Day,
It is another day for acclimatization and it is very crucial to adjust our bodies to the increasing elevation. The process will be around Dhaulagiri Base Camp and we will take hikes around the area. We can explore the base camp and enjoy the stunning views of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak 6920m, and other mountains in the Dhaulagiri range. Overnight stay at the tented camp at Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
Day 14: Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to Hidden Valley 5180m via French Pass 5360m,
Today, we will start to trek in the early morning, climbing over the Chhonbardan glacier and continue along the lateral moraine. Enjoying the beautiful mountain views of Dhaulagiri I (8167m) and Tukuche Peak (6920m), we will make our final ascent to challenging French pass. We will spend some there and capture the stunning views of the mountains like (Dhaulagiri 8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Mukut Himal (5970m), and other glorious peaks. After that, we will descend along the icy steep slopes to the hidden valley. Overnight stay at the tented camp at Hidden Valley.
Day 15: Trek from Hidden Valley to Dhampus High Camp 5400m via Dhampus Pass 5258m,
Enjoying the beautiful sunrise views over the high mountains, we will leave for Dhampus High camp. Our trail mostly passes through the alpine vegetation along with the views of high snow-capped mountains to Dhampus Pass which is also a good camping site. From here, we will gradually climb over the glacial mountains to high camps. Upon reaching, we will arrange all the required equipment for summiting and set up our camp. Overnight stay at the tented camp at Dhampus Base Camp.
Day 16: Summit from High Camp to Dhampus Peak 6012m and back to Alu Bari 3900m,
Accepting all the challenges and traversing along the technical spots under the guidance of an experienced climbing expert, we will summit the Dhampus Peak which is at the height of 6012m from sea level. On the completion of the climb, we will be rewarded with stunning views of Nilgiri and Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tilicho peak (7134m), Tukuche Peak (6920m) and other snow-capped peaks. After spending some time there, we will descend back to Alu Bari. Overnight stay at the tented camp at Alu Bari.
Day 17: Trek from Alu Bari to Jomsom 2720m via Marpha 2670m,
The descending trail along the forested landscapes will head us Marpha. Marpha is a small settlement area famous for the apples and the apple wines. The trail mostly descends through the forests and small settlements along the bank of Kali Gandaki River. Following the sandy trails, we will arrive at Jomsom. Overnight stay at the lodge at Jomsom.
Day 18: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and flight back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
We will take an early morning flight to Pokhara from Jomsom. A scenic flight over the green valleys will take us to the beautiful city of Pokhara. On reaching Pokhara we will leave for Kathmandu. A short flight of around 30-35 minutes will take us to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu we will transfer you to the Hotel. Overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 19: Sightseeing in Bhaktapur and Patan City or Free day for shopping in Kathmandu
Today will be the free day for us we will do sightseeing around Bhaktapur and Patan city in our private vehicle. These are the sites enlisted as world heritage sites by UNESCO. We can do souvenir shopping in the Kathmandu valley. In the evening, we will drive you back to the hotel. Overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 20: Departure to International Airport
This will be your final day in Kathmandu. We will drive you back to Tribhuvan International airport for your scheduled flight.
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Note: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.