Mt. Dhaulagiri is the 7th highest mountain in the world which is situated in the central northern part of Nepal. Dhaulagiri trek and Dhampus peak are off the beaten trek that leads you to an awe-inspiring passage to the Dhaulagiri massif which offers a panoramic view of the more than 30 peaks over 6000m. Dhampus peak is located in the east of the Dhaulagiri massif from where you can observe the surrounding beautiful natural scenery and the mountain vistas including 8000m Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna. In this trek, you cross hidden valleys and high passes like the French pass (5360m) and Thapa or Dhampus pass (5200m).
The normal route to Dhampus Peak follows the west ridge, which connects Dhampus Pass (5200m). This trekking and peak climbing is a challenging journey that requires some mountaineering knowledge. The view of the Kali Gandaki valley, the thick forest, glaciers, and the simple lifestyle of the ethnic inhabitants of the region like Magar, Gurung, Tahakali, etc will definitely leave an unforgettable impression on your mind.
The challenging Dhaulagiri base camp trek with Dhampus peak climbing begins from the Beni after a 7/8 hour drive from the Pokhara. Then we follow the bank of the Kali Gandaki River and ascend the lovely and unspoiled valley of the Myagdi Khola River. We traverse through the numerous picturesque villages like Darbang and Muri, thick forests, rugged mountains, high passes, hidden valleys, etc.
In this trekking and peak climbing, we get the chance to explore the ethnic culture of Gurung, Magar, etc enjoying their warm welcome and friendly behavior. This trek is best for adventure enthusiasts who get an adventurous experience that they will never forget. The best season to go for the Dhaulagiri base camp trek with Dhampus peak climbing is autumn and spring when the weather is clear and you can have a clear view of the mountains as well as the natural scenery.
Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel and rest or visit at the leisure time.
Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Pre-trip meeting and gear preparation at Hotel.
Drive from Kathmandu to Beni Bazaar. 295 km, 9/10 hrs
Beni To Dharapani via Darbang 1560 M. 2 hrs drive and 4 hrs Trek
Dharapani to Muri 1720 m, 6 hrs
Trek from Muri to Baghara 1990 M, 6/7 hrs
Trek from Baghara to Dobang 2400 M, 5/6 Hrs
Trek from Dobang to Sallaghari 3630 M, 6 Hrs
Trek from Sallaghari to Italian Base Camp 3630 M, 6 Hrs
Acclimatization and rest day 3630 M.
Trek from Italian Base Camp to Glacier Camp 4940 M, 5 Hrs
Trek from Glacier Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp 4740 M, 7 Hrs
Acclimatization and rest day 4740.
Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to French Col – Hidden valley 5400 M, 7 Hrs
Rest and Acclimatization at Dhaulagiri Base Camp 5400 M.
Trek to Hidden valley 5050 M, via French pass 5360 M. 8/9 Hrs.
Trek to Dhampus Peak Base Camp 5100 M, 6 Hrs
Rest and Acclimatization at Dhampus Peak Base Camp 5100 M
Trek from Dhampus Peak Base Camp to High Camp 5600, 4 hrs
Summits Thapa Peak (Dhampus Peak) 6012 M, 8/9 Hrs
Trek to Yak Kharka via Thapa pass 3680 m, 5 Hrs
Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom 2743 M, 6 Hrs
Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (lake city) 810 M, 30 m Flight
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 1345 M,7 Hrs
Final Departure from Kathmandu 1345 M, 30 M