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Dhampus / Thapa Peak Climbing & Hidden Valley - 17 Days

Dhampus / Thapa Peak Climbing & Hidden Valley

Overview And Highlights

Trip Standard

Lodge & Camping on climbing.

Trip Grade

Moderate to Adventurous.

Total Duration

17 Days

Best Season

mid-April to May &mid-September to November.

Trip Highlight:

  • Trek and climb of Dhampus Peak in the hidden valley of upper Kaligandaki
  • Crossing of Dhampus / Thapa pass with awesome Himalayan scenery
  • Trekking above world’s deepest gorge of Kaligandaki river valley
  • Exploring the hidden areas of mid west Himalaya of Dhaulagiri mountains
  • Charming villages of Marpha and Jomsom with scenic short flight
  • Amazing views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain range

An adventure in the Nepal’s Far North West with Team Himalaya expert guides trek and climb on Dhampus/ Thapa Peak & Hidden Valley, an overwhelming trip on the least visited and explored region of massif Dhaulagiri Mountain region above the world’s deepest gorge of Kali-Gandaki River Valley.

Dhampus / Thapa peak stands soaring at 6,012 meters in between huge giant peaks of Dhaulagiri, Tuckuche and Nilgiri’s Himalaya, where the top summit offers tremendous panorama of snow-clapped mountains that encirclesthe amazing spot of the climb.

Team Himalaya Dhampus / Thapa Peak & Hidden Valley adventure startsfrom the picturesque Pokhara Valley with an interesting drive towards North West following the old Trans Himalayan Salt Trade Route between Nepal and Tibet where caravan trail leads through Upper Mustang and beyond to South Western Tibet where the trade between the borders still exists as it was for hundreds of years.

This awesome journey to Dhampus / Thapa Peak & Hidden Valley with Team Himalaya continues passing lovely traditional villages and towns of Beni, Tatopani, Ghasa, Tukuche and charming Marpha village famous for its apples orchards and its products, the villages enrich with old cultures and Buddhist religions visiting its old monasteries, after few days of enjoyable time leaving the human settlement for complete wilderness towards remote area of Hidden Valley in perfect isolation in the harmony of nature and huge mountain landscapes, this area offers excellent panorama of array of snow capped peaks from Mukut Himal,Tukuche peak and the world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167m, Nilgiri’s to world’s 10th highest Annapurna and its massive mountain range. The trek involves crossing the high Dhampus / Thapa pass at 5,250 meters with awesome panorama of mountains and valley.

After few days of acclimatization and preparation our Team Himalaya expert guides will lead you to the summit of Dhampus / Thapa Peak at 6, 012 meters high, although the climb is rated PD + which is straight forward climb with some technical section to overcome where our guides will paved the route of the climb by fixing ropes and making ice ledges to make it more accessible for the climb. From the top summit grand panorama awaits you, after marveling the views feeling high and top of the world descent by the same route and trek all the way to Marpha and to Jomsom for the scenic flight back to Pokhara and Kathmandu after an enjoyable and experience of a life time with Team Himalaya to Dhampus / Thapas Peak & Hidden Valley adventure.

Itinerary Detail Expand All Close All

Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu received by Team Himalaya staff.

On arrival meet our TH staff for courtesy transfer to respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu at Thamel area, an interesting place for shopping and having meals in one of the many world class restaurants, pubs and bakery.
Our guide will inform on details regarding trek and climb of Dhampus / Thapa Peak & Hidden Valley.

Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350
Day 2 : In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.

Morning after breakfast at given time our city and cultural guide will guide you in and around Kathmandu at places of interest and importance, as Kathmandu Valley is full of World Heritage Sites the holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath (Little Tibet), Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard in Kathmandu; after an interesting sightseeing back to the hotel, preparation for the trip to Dhampus / Thapa Peak & Hidden Valley trek and climb.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350
Day 3 : Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m 6 hrs ride.

With an option of driving or taking a flight, whatever your choice and interest a scenic drive takes about 6 hours to Pokhara, which is quite interesting on the Nepal’s main highway following the Trisuli river for a while and then heading west with views of Ganesh, Langtang Himal as it gets closer to Pokhara with Annapurna and Manaslu range of peaks. In Pokhara the haven for tourist a scenic place with mountains and lakes, here in Pokhara transfer to hotel by the lake Phewa (Fewa) for overnight.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
950
Day 4 : Fly to Jomsom 2,715 m and drive to Marpha 2,630 m.

Early morning transfer to Pokhara airport for the sweeping, scenic short flight to Jomsom, the flight taking 22 minutes with awesome views from the plane overlooking Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri’s peaks with massive Mt. Annapurna, Lamjung and Manaslu Himalaya range of mountains, after a short flight landing at Jomsom town the headquarter of Mustang district where the treks to Manang, Muktinath and upper Mustang starts.
Jomsom town located on the main Annapurna circuit route beneath the towering peaks of Tukuche and Nilgiri’s Himalaya. This area is famous for apples and its products. On reaching at Jomsom meet our trekking and expeditions staff for a short drive to charming Marpha village inhabited by Thakali people, as this village lies in the main old Salt Trade Route or the Trans Himalayan Trade of Nepal / Tibet the villages here are prosperous and neat with white washed houses with an old monastery above the village.
Afternoon free at leisure to explore this nice Marpha village.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2630
Day 5 : Trek to Yak Kharka 4,915 m – 05 hrs.

Morning walk leads to a steep uphill climb through the beautiful rhododendron, birch and pines forest the walk continues with more climb with amazing views of Kaligandaki river valley and high snow clad mountains on the both side of the valley, after a strenuous first day walk of 4-5 hours reaching at an open area of grass land with small stone huts shades at Yak Kharka which is summer pasture fields for Yaks and cattle’s, overnight camping on the pasture.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4915
Day 6 : Rest day for acclimatization and short hike.

An important to have a rest day here at this high altitude for proper acclimatization before heading more higher ground towards Hidden valley and climb of Dhampus Peak after going over the high pass of Dhampus or Thapa pass at 5,250 meters. This lovely spot offers tremendous views ofTilicho and Nilgiri’s peaks and as far to Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4915
Day 7 : Trek to Hidden Valley 4,900m via Thapa / Dhampus Pass.

After a nice break at Yak Kharka starting the morning walk with further climb and leaving the vegetations and tree lines behind with fantastic scenery of Dhaulagri I, Tukuche Peak and adjoining mountains across the Kaligandaki river valley, after a vigorous climb over Dhampus / Thapa pass at 5,250 meters the walk gets gradual for few hours towards hidden valley for the overnight camp taking 4-5 hours of hard climb.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4900
Day 8 : At Hidden Valley preparation for Dhampus / Thapa peak.

Another rest day which to be used for preparation for the climb of Dhampus or Thapa peak, this valley offers grand scenery which lies on the route of around Dhaulagiri trek crossing French pass which near to hidden valley, from here wonderful views of North face of Dhaulagiri I, while to the west the peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7,751 m.), III (7,715 m.) and IV (7,618 m.) stand soaring to the sky, and the desolate Ice Fall descending from the col between Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Peak, stunning view of Sita Chuchura, the mountains of Mukut Himal, and Tashi Kang (5,386 m.), all of which surrounds the Hidden Valley.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Day 9 : Trek to Dhampus / Thapa peak High Camp 5,460 m- 04 hrs.

Morning trek and climb to set up the high camp with grand views along the route afternoon survey the route, while our guide will fix ropes where necessary, the walk for few hours on the same trail retracing the route from Yak Kharka and the pass, on reaching at base or high camp at near the height of 5,460 meters probably the highest camping of this adventure, afternoon our guide and leader will scout the area for best possible route for the climb next early morning.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5460
Day 10 : Climb of Dhampus / Thapa Peak and return to base camp.

After being well acclimatize and in sound physical conditions climb starting early before the break of dawn following our climbing guide and over the icy sections and climbing the rumble of rocks over the moraines with good support of Team Himalaya expert climbing guides using ice axe and crampons, if the weather is fine can be done in a day with great effort and reaching the top of the summit of Dhampus Peak at 6,012 meters with
rewarding panorama of surrounding peaks including Mt.Dhaulagiri massif range towards south, Tukuche peak, Mukut Himal and to the North east views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain range, after the great ascent and with marvelous views descend by the same route to base camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
camp
Elevation
5460
Day 11 : Reserve Day in case of unfavorable weather conditions.

Contingency or reserve day, in case if there’s problem or difficulty on route.
If it goes well with the program, can have rest day here to explore around this Hidden Valley, depending upon the weather as well or move to lower camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5460
Day 12 : Trek to Yak Kharka 4,915m – 06 hrs.

After a wonderful time at Hidden Valley, adventure continues to cross Dhampus Pass at 5,250m. The trek follows on the gradual path for an hour with short climb in between, and it gets narrow on the scree section for an hour, then towards the high traverse across Dhampus Pass at 5,250m overlooking the deep cleft of the Kali Gandaki Valley and the Annapurna peaks beyond. On reaching the top ridge at Dhampus Pass, view of Mukut Himal is visible from the pass as the Hidden Valley is being over looked behind the Col. Its a steep down hill along the rock covered mountain side until to the campsite at Yak Kharka. Yak Kharka, a summer pasture, Dhaulagiri I is hidden by the bulk of Tuckche Peak, but Nilgiri and the western end of the Annapurna massif are visible.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4915
Day 13 : Trek to Marpha and walk to Jomsom 2,715m – 05 hrs.

From Yak Kharka walk leads towards a steep down along the narrow mountain path up to a ridge from where Dhaulagiri I and the Tukche Peak become visible again. Today follow the path in the left banks along the Kali Gandaki River up to Marpha Village, following the winding mountain trail that goes downwards to the right side and crossing a stream to reach a little settlement of Alubari with some numbers of small stone huts. Winding around further and keeping still to the right, descend a steep zig-zagging along the narrow mountain side. The final descent, eventually reaches to the center of the village of Marpha, one of the most charming villages on this route, famous for its apple and its product. From Marpha hike for few hours to the large town at Jomsom the headquarter district of Mustang area, afternoon free at leisure.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2715
Day 14 : Fly to Pokhara and transfer to hotel.

Morning transfer to Jomsom airport for a short scenic flight to scenic Pokhara, Pokhara valley another highlight of this fabulous trip, Pokhara regarded as the most beautiful place on this globe with awesome mountain views and natural surrounding with its serene lake Phewa.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
914
Day 15 : Drive back to Kathmandu – 06 hrs.

Morning a scenic drive to Kathmandu, after a wonderful memorable trip in the high mountains of Annapurna area, then on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350
Day 16 : In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.

We have reserved this day to relax and enjoy your last day in Kathmandu with another sightseeing tour in and around Kathmandu at places of interest and importance, as Kathmandu Valley is full of World Heritage Sites the holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath (Little Tibet), Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard in Kathmandu; after an interesting sightseeing back to hotel.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350
Day 17 : International departure homeward bound.

Last day in Nepal with wonderful memorable time in Himalaya trekking and climbing Dhampus / Thapa Peak & Hidden Valley with Team Himalaya and then transfer to airport for the flight back home or to respective destination.

Food
Breakfast

Altitude Graph

FAQs

Can I climb a Peak?

A fit person with little or no climbing experience can attempt a non-technical climb. Whereas for technical climb, one needs to be fit and trained or have prior experience of climbing peaks. The difficulty of the climb varies for different mountains.

What are the peak climbing trips you provide?

Currently, we provide Island, Mera and Lobuche Peak Climb.

Do I need to travel Insurance?

Travel insurance is really important for peak climbing. We recommend you to get ensured of adequate travel insurance in your respective country. This insurance will help to cover your uncertain medical expenses or helicopter evacuation fees.

What is the best time for mountaineering?

The spring and autumn seasons are the best time for mountaineering activities in Nepal. This includes the August-November and March-May.

Who will be my guide for this adventure?

Experienced, well trained, licensed Sherpa guides will lead and guide throughout the trek and climb.

Do I need a climbing permit?

You are required to get a permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association. They will issue the legal document and then you will be all set for the expedition.

What are the provisions for food and accommodation?

Your accommodation will be in small hotels and tea houses until the basecamp. Once your climb commences from the basecamp all your climbing gear and food will be carried by the porters. A spacious tent will be assigned to you and Sherpas will feed you warm high-altitude food during the climb.

What should I do about drinking water?

Your major source of drinking water is bottled water. Apart from that, purified and filtered and boiled water is available in the teahouses and lodges.

What are the problems that may arise on the altitude?

The amount of oxygen is low so, many climbers generally have a hard time breathing and are prone to AMS. Apart from that, your skin can get sunburned if you don’t apply sunblock or wear protective clothing.

How much time is required for reaching the summit?

It depends on the peak that you choose and also the condition of the weather. Generally, it requires one or two days to summit the peak. Some other factors such as peak elevation and location might also affect the time to reach the summit.

I have never seen a mountain before. Can I climb it?

There is always a first time for everything and climbing a mountain can be one of the best things to try for the first time. There are various options of non-technical peaks that can be attempted by novice climber. Our guides will lead you and train you, if necessary, for reaching the summit.

How difficult is the mountain expedition?

The uncertain weather and geographic layout of the mountains make the climb difficult. This means some peaks require high technical skills whereas others require no technical skills at all.

What kind of meals will be there?

In teahouses and lodges, you will get a variety of dishes including soups, continental dishes, etc. While on the remote regions, Nepali Dal Bhat and noodle soups are available. And on the basecamps and during the summit, a Sherpa guide will prepare dry meals for you.

What is the cost of peak climbing?

The cost solely depends on which peak you wish to climb and also how many fellow climbers you have in your group. The total cost will include your trekking cost, transportation cost, permit costs, guide cost. For more information contact us.

What kind of boots should I pack?

For comfortable journey shoes have thick soles will help you a lot. As there are lots of rocky and steep trails, getting a specific trekking shoe would be a wise idea. However, on snow routes, you will need crampons, ice-ax and another climbing harness.

Is there a facility for communication on the trip?

Most of the popular trails have local VHF Phones but, in remote and isolated regions the communication is limited or not available at all. So, in these cases, a satellite phone is required for communication.

Additional Information

Dear Guest and Travelers to Nepal and other Himalayan destinations, please make sure that you have understood our Terms & Conditions, after having read carefully mutual contract and legal process, which will certainly keep our friendly relation between us for long terms.

After selecting the trip of your choice from our varied programs and itineraries, first step on booking procedure you are requested to fill our booking form and send after completion with 20 % as non-refundable deposit for entire Nepal Trips, as for Tibet & Bhutan trips 40 % non-refundable deposit.
Along with the completed form, you are required to  e-mail your passport copy and flight Ticket  with all detail to us in Kathmandu office at Team Himalaya (info@teamhimalaya.com) .

On receiving your passport copy and detail with completed booking form Plus your non-refundable deposit, then we will proceed and send you a final affirmation receipt with acknowledgment.
All deposit required for selected and chosen trip as per person basis, we will inform you by e-mail regarding direct deposit procedure and details.

As per the booking and Trip money transfer, service charge of respective banks might apply and it should be paid at the time of deposit.

We will e-mail you the details on making payments through your credit card once you have filled up the Booking form.

We accept Visa or MasterCard only with 4% surcharge will be added as processing fee on credit card and wire Transfer  as service charged by the Banks.

The Condition for clearing the remaining balance as per the trip booked is as follow:

The remaining due and balance for all Nepal Trips should be paid and cleared upon arrival.

The remaining balance for other Himalayan countries like Bhutan, Tibet and all multi-country tours needs to be cleared within 35 days prior to your trip departure dates.

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd reserves the right to cancel your trip if the full amount is not paid on time.

In certain circumstances we will accept your last hour booking minimum a week prior to tour departure date for all the trips, in this case full payment is required.

02: How to pay your selected trip deposit:

Credit Card (visa & master):

Please call us 00977-9841824281 to pay over the phone.

Payment:

Please Deposit  by  wire Transfer  to Team Himalaya (P) Ltd and post it to the address below:

Company Address: Team Himalaya (P) Ltd

Bank Transfer:

Bank Address: Himalayan Bank Limited .

Bank address : Tridevi marg ,Thamel ,Kathmandu 

Account No:01908416120019.

Account  Type  : Foreign Currency  (USD)

Bank swift code : HIMANPKA .

03: Refund & Cancellation:

No refund will be made by the company for 20% deposit amount in case of cancellation of your trip for any what so or other reasons.

After having paid full amount of any selected trip, you are entitled to incur refund in case if you want to cancel your trip by informing us earliest as possible to make the charge reasonable as per the company rules and regulation.

Still, cancellation charge is invoiced to you. Written notification of your cancellation should be made to cancel any trip. Nevertheless, you are imposed cancellation charge as advised below:-

60 days or more deposit retained
45 – 50 days before departure 50%
30 – 40 days before departure 75%
20 days before departure 100%

04: Extra Supplement Charge:

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd tour / trek packages, rooms or tents are provided in twin sharing basis. Thus, single room supplement charge will be imposed as extra to client who does not have another tour participant to share room / tent with. It also applies to clients who need single supplement in tents / rooms in hotel or lodge.

05: Early return from any Tours or Treks:

No refund will be entertained to clients on early return from our trips due to personal domestic / medical or personal problem from any other trips regardless of whatever portions remain unused in the itinerary.

06: Amendment in Trip Cost:

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd. reserve the right to revise or change the trip costing rate posted at our website, under any circumstances, or on the pressure of various external factors beyond our control, for instance changes in exchange rate, government action etc. inflation, however assuring that we will put our effort as much possible to keep the present cost rate as it is.

07: Unforeseen Circumstances:

If the company have to cancel the respective trip due to unforeseen circumstances like, natural disasters, political conflict, unfavorable worse climate, broken trail and roads etc., we will refer you for alternative trip of similar types and standard.

Even if this doesn’t suit and fit your like and interest, all trip price paid by you to our company will be refunded with some administration and trip arrangement charge of 15 to 20 % depending upon the trip chosen.

Please note, any other expenses incurred by you as a result of this booking are entirely your responsibility.

08:  Travel / Medical Insurance:

We strongly suggest and recommend all booking Clients to acquire Travel and Medical Insurance as compulsion in all our tour and trekking and climbing trips. It should include adequate protection for tour / trekking / climbing / rafting or any other adventure sports with duration to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, and repatriation or emergency evacuation expenses by any means of transportation such as helicopter rescue, air ambulance and adequate cover for baggage.

09: Health & Fitness:

All our Treks and Tours require sound health and level of fitness before signing with the booking with us, client requires should always check with your local Doctor or Physician regarding your health and fitness before the trip departures to Himalayan destinations.

It’s solely client’s responsibility to inform Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions of any pre-existing medical condition or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your required medical attention, which may affect your capability to travel on the trips booked with us.

Children and Elderly person:

An authorized guardian by the parents must accompany all travelers under the age of sixteen.
Person of more than 70 years of age, although in good health still needs a partner, family member or friends to accompany he / she.

If you have any queries regarding age and suitability, please contact us for further information.

10: Nepal / Tibet Visas & Passport Conditions:

It is important that all clients should have a valid passport with at least six months validity from the return date of travel.

Nepal visas can be obtained from the Nepal Consulate or Embassy in your country or upon arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. The costs of Nepalese visas are sole responsibility of clients. All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date. As you are unable to obtain visas to Tibet you need to send your passport details to Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions for visa applications to travel in Tibet, we require this information at least three weeks prior to departure.

11: Risk and Liabilities:

Team Himalaya main concern is your safety and satisfaction including our staff welfare, therefore we carry out all our assignment sincerely & honestly to ensure your holiday a Hassel Free without any problems.

Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, trip may be changed under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as land-slides, road block, floods, heavy snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents etc. Any extra cost incurring there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.

Flight Delay/Cancellation:

Possibility of domestic flight delay or postponement due to bad weather in Himalayan regions which happens sometimes, in particular around Everest region Lukla, Phaplu, Annapurna / Mustang / Manang region Humde, Jomsom and on the Far West Dolpa, Simikot and Jumla region and on Far East sector Tumlingtar, and Taplejung area.

Trekking in the remote areas or in as described above, especially during off season, you are highly advised to reserve extra days to prepare with some delays and avoid frustrating consequence.
In case of flight cancellation pre-tour/post-tour, you need to borne accommodation and food costs yourself.

12: Our Responsible Adventure Policy:

Our entire tour / trekking guide representing Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions deserve all authority during tours and trekking / rafting or on climb .

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions will ensure to make every effort comfortable and satisfactory in all our trips, but one must understand that Himalayan or Third World and Developing Countries like Nepal cannot afford much of Western and highly timed facilities sometimes depending upon the area of travel, however we will try our best to make your travel enjoyable with memorable time while with us.
Weather is another factor that directly impact on some trips, hence, patience in mind, enthusiasm and proper preparation before head is must.

Your personal belongings:

On any account, we’re not responsible for any loss or damage of your baggage / luggage or property even when it is shouldered by our porters, ponies or vehicles. Our trip escorts and guides will provide necessary safety precautions that this does not arise while with us.

Papers & Documents:

All necessary papers and documents should be presented in sequence for example to issue visa, necessary permits etc. We’re not accountable in case of any trip formality not completed in time before the trip departs on the absent of essential papers and documents.

Team Himalaya list of outdoor equipment requirements are in following list order depending upon the type of holidays chosen from leisure tour, moderate, adventurous to challenging trekking and climbs. Gear required depending upon the season of travel as well and grade of travel and trekking as Nepal is for all season except the wet months of July to mid-September where few travelers visit Nepal.

For Simple Sightseeing Tours in Kathmandu and beyond:
Personal Toiletries, a small day pack or bags to carry your personal belonging that’s water bottles, camera, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets or fleece and insect repellent cream as per the season.

Running /sports shoes or comfortable shoes for short walks, for elderly people walking poles, personal medication, binoculars as option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens.

Sun Hats, Sunglasses, for long drives soft inflatable cushion/pillow is advisable as options and rain proof or umbrella.

For Moderate Hikes and Treks:
Personal Toiletries, a moderate size daypack to carry your personal belonging that’s is water bottles, camera, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets or fleece and insect repellent as per the season.

Running/sports shoes, for elderly people walking poles, personal medication, binoculars an option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens and torch/flashlights.

Sun Hats, Sunglasses, water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled waters as they make litters which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls for refills you bottle where available, rainproof or umbrella. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smokes.

For long Trekking for a week or more above 3,000 meters:
Personal Toiletries, a moderate size day pack or rucksack to carry your personal belonging that’s is travel documents, water bottles, camera, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets or fleece insect repellent as per the season.

Running/sports shoes, good pair of boots, warm woolen/cotton socks, snow gaiters, rain/windproof gear, walking poles an option, personal medication, binoculars an option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens, torch/flashlights.

Gloves, Woolen Beni (camp) Sun Hats, Sun/snow glasses, water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled waters as they make litters which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls for refills where available. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smokes.

On trekking, bigger kit/duffel bags are carried by porters/pack animals (yaks, mules or ponies) which include your heavy personal gear that is sleeping bags, down / duvet jackets and the items that you do require during daytime on walks till designated campsites/lodge.

Challenging Treks and Trekking Peak Climb:
Personal Toiletries, a moderate size day pack or rucksack to carry your personal belonging that’s is travel documents, water bottles, camera, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets or fleece as per the season and altitude wise.

Running/sports shoes, a good pair of boots, warm woolen/cotton socks, snow gaiters, rain / windproof gear, walking poles an option, personal medication, binoculars an option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens, torch/flashlights and spare batteries.

Gloves, Woolen Beni (camp) Sun Hats, Sun/snow glasses, water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled waters as they make litters which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls for refills where available. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smokes.

On trekking, bigger kit /duffel bags are carried by porters/pack animals (yaks, mules or ponies) which include your heavy personal gear that is sleeping bags, down / duvet jackets and the items that you do require during daytime on walks till designated campsites/lodge.

For Trekking Peak Climb:
Plastic Boot        a pair
Crampons        a pair
Ice Axe        one
Harness        one
Carabineer or Karabiner        two each
Snow Gaiters        a pair
Snow / Sun Glass        one each
Warm Gloves        a pair
Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser.        a set each
Down Jacket        one each
Down sleeping bags        one each with inner linear
Main Ropes        200m ( 50m per person) as per the peak is chosen
Snow Bar        2/4 pieces depending upon group size.
Ski Pole (optional)        one each

Following items can be bought or hired in Kathmandu, the above list is standard items required in all climb, however on booking, we will inform with more details on equipment required depending upon the type of various peaks of your choice, ropes, jumar, ice screw are also needed in most of the climb.

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Dhampus / Thapa Peak Climbing & Hidden Valley - 17 Days

Dhampus / Thapa Peak Climbing & Hidden Valley

Overview And Highlights

Trip Standard

Lodge & Camping on climbing.

Trip Grade

Moderate to Adventurous.

Total Duration

17 Days

Best Season

mid-April to May &mid-September to November.

Trip Highlight:

  • Trek and climb of Dhampus Peak in the hidden valley of upper Kaligandaki
  • Crossing of Dhampus / Thapa pass with awesome Himalayan scenery
  • Trekking above world’s deepest gorge of Kaligandaki river valley
  • Exploring the hidden areas of mid west Himalaya of Dhaulagiri mountains
  • Charming villages of Marpha and Jomsom with scenic short flight
  • Amazing views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain range

An adventure in the Nepal’s Far North West with Team Himalaya expert guides trek and climb on Dhampus/ Thapa Peak & Hidden Valley, an overwhelming trip on the least visited and explored region of massif Dhaulagiri Mountain region above the world’s deepest gorge of Kali-Gandaki River Valley.

Dhampus / Thapa peak stands soaring at 6,012 meters in between huge giant peaks of Dhaulagiri, Tuckuche and Nilgiri’s Himalaya, where the top summit offers tremendous panorama of snow-clapped mountains that encirclesthe amazing spot of the climb.

Team Himalaya Dhampus / Thapa Peak & Hidden Valley adventure startsfrom the picturesque Pokhara Valley with an interesting drive towards North West following the old Trans Himalayan Salt Trade Route between Nepal and Tibet where caravan trail leads through Upper Mustang and beyond to South Western Tibet where the trade between the borders still exists as it was for hundreds of years.

This awesome journey to Dhampus / Thapa Peak & Hidden Valley with Team Himalaya continues passing lovely traditional villages and towns of Beni, Tatopani, Ghasa, Tukuche and charming Marpha village famous for its apples orchards and its products, the villages enrich with old cultures and Buddhist religions visiting its old monasteries, after few days of enjoyable time leaving the human settlement for complete wilderness towards remote area of Hidden Valley in perfect isolation in the harmony of nature and huge mountain landscapes, this area offers excellent panorama of array of snow capped peaks from Mukut Himal,Tukuche peak and the world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167m, Nilgiri’s to world’s 10th highest Annapurna and its massive mountain range. The trek involves crossing the high Dhampus / Thapa pass at 5,250 meters with awesome panorama of mountains and valley.

After few days of acclimatization and preparation our Team Himalaya expert guides will lead you to the summit of Dhampus / Thapa Peak at 6, 012 meters high, although the climb is rated PD + which is straight forward climb with some technical section to overcome where our guides will paved the route of the climb by fixing ropes and making ice ledges to make it more accessible for the climb. From the top summit grand panorama awaits you, after marveling the views feeling high and top of the world descent by the same route and trek all the way to Marpha and to Jomsom for the scenic flight back to Pokhara and Kathmandu after an enjoyable and experience of a life time with Team Himalaya to Dhampus / Thapas Peak & Hidden Valley adventure.

Itinerary Detail

Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu received by Team Himalaya staff.

On arrival meet our TH staff for courtesy transfer to respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu at Thamel area, an interesting place for shopping and having meals in one of the many world class restaurants, pubs and bakery.
Our guide will inform on details regarding trek and climb of Dhampus / Thapa Peak & Hidden Valley.

Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350
Day 2 : In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.

Morning after breakfast at given time our city and cultural guide will guide you in and around Kathmandu at places of interest and importance, as Kathmandu Valley is full of World Heritage Sites the holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath (Little Tibet), Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard in Kathmandu; after an interesting sightseeing back to the hotel, preparation for the trip to Dhampus / Thapa Peak & Hidden Valley trek and climb.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350
Day 3 : Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m 6 hrs ride.

With an option of driving or taking a flight, whatever your choice and interest a scenic drive takes about 6 hours to Pokhara, which is quite interesting on the Nepal’s main highway following the Trisuli river for a while and then heading west with views of Ganesh, Langtang Himal as it gets closer to Pokhara with Annapurna and Manaslu range of peaks. In Pokhara the haven for tourist a scenic place with mountains and lakes, here in Pokhara transfer to hotel by the lake Phewa (Fewa) for overnight.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
950
Day 4 : Fly to Jomsom 2,715 m and drive to Marpha 2,630 m.

Early morning transfer to Pokhara airport for the sweeping, scenic short flight to Jomsom, the flight taking 22 minutes with awesome views from the plane overlooking Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri’s peaks with massive Mt. Annapurna, Lamjung and Manaslu Himalaya range of mountains, after a short flight landing at Jomsom town the headquarter of Mustang district where the treks to Manang, Muktinath and upper Mustang starts.
Jomsom town located on the main Annapurna circuit route beneath the towering peaks of Tukuche and Nilgiri’s Himalaya. This area is famous for apples and its products. On reaching at Jomsom meet our trekking and expeditions staff for a short drive to charming Marpha village inhabited by Thakali people, as this village lies in the main old Salt Trade Route or the Trans Himalayan Trade of Nepal / Tibet the villages here are prosperous and neat with white washed houses with an old monastery above the village.
Afternoon free at leisure to explore this nice Marpha village.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2630
Day 5 : Trek to Yak Kharka 4,915 m – 05 hrs.

Morning walk leads to a steep uphill climb through the beautiful rhododendron, birch and pines forest the walk continues with more climb with amazing views of Kaligandaki river valley and high snow clad mountains on the both side of the valley, after a strenuous first day walk of 4-5 hours reaching at an open area of grass land with small stone huts shades at Yak Kharka which is summer pasture fields for Yaks and cattle’s, overnight camping on the pasture.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4915
Day 6 : Rest day for acclimatization and short hike.

An important to have a rest day here at this high altitude for proper acclimatization before heading more higher ground towards Hidden valley and climb of Dhampus Peak after going over the high pass of Dhampus or Thapa pass at 5,250 meters. This lovely spot offers tremendous views ofTilicho and Nilgiri’s peaks and as far to Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4915
Day 7 : Trek to Hidden Valley 4,900m via Thapa / Dhampus Pass.

After a nice break at Yak Kharka starting the morning walk with further climb and leaving the vegetations and tree lines behind with fantastic scenery of Dhaulagri I, Tukuche Peak and adjoining mountains across the Kaligandaki river valley, after a vigorous climb over Dhampus / Thapa pass at 5,250 meters the walk gets gradual for few hours towards hidden valley for the overnight camp taking 4-5 hours of hard climb.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4900
Day 8 : At Hidden Valley preparation for Dhampus / Thapa peak.

Another rest day which to be used for preparation for the climb of Dhampus or Thapa peak, this valley offers grand scenery which lies on the route of around Dhaulagiri trek crossing French pass which near to hidden valley, from here wonderful views of North face of Dhaulagiri I, while to the west the peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7,751 m.), III (7,715 m.) and IV (7,618 m.) stand soaring to the sky, and the desolate Ice Fall descending from the col between Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Peak, stunning view of Sita Chuchura, the mountains of Mukut Himal, and Tashi Kang (5,386 m.), all of which surrounds the Hidden Valley.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Day 9 : Trek to Dhampus / Thapa peak High Camp 5,460 m- 04 hrs.

Morning trek and climb to set up the high camp with grand views along the route afternoon survey the route, while our guide will fix ropes where necessary, the walk for few hours on the same trail retracing the route from Yak Kharka and the pass, on reaching at base or high camp at near the height of 5,460 meters probably the highest camping of this adventure, afternoon our guide and leader will scout the area for best possible route for the climb next early morning.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5460
Day 10 : Climb of Dhampus / Thapa Peak and return to base camp.

After being well acclimatize and in sound physical conditions climb starting early before the break of dawn following our climbing guide and over the icy sections and climbing the rumble of rocks over the moraines with good support of Team Himalaya expert climbing guides using ice axe and crampons, if the weather is fine can be done in a day with great effort and reaching the top of the summit of Dhampus Peak at 6,012 meters with
rewarding panorama of surrounding peaks including Mt.Dhaulagiri massif range towards south, Tukuche peak, Mukut Himal and to the North east views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain range, after the great ascent and with marvelous views descend by the same route to base camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
camp
Elevation
5460
Day 11 : Reserve Day in case of unfavorable weather conditions.

Contingency or reserve day, in case if there’s problem or difficulty on route.
If it goes well with the program, can have rest day here to explore around this Hidden Valley, depending upon the weather as well or move to lower camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5460
Day 12 : Trek to Yak Kharka 4,915m – 06 hrs.

After a wonderful time at Hidden Valley, adventure continues to cross Dhampus Pass at 5,250m. The trek follows on the gradual path for an hour with short climb in between, and it gets narrow on the scree section for an hour, then towards the high traverse across Dhampus Pass at 5,250m overlooking the deep cleft of the Kali Gandaki Valley and the Annapurna peaks beyond. On reaching the top ridge at Dhampus Pass, view of Mukut Himal is visible from the pass as the Hidden Valley is being over looked behind the Col. Its a steep down hill along the rock covered mountain side until to the campsite at Yak Kharka. Yak Kharka, a summer pasture, Dhaulagiri I is hidden by the bulk of Tuckche Peak, but Nilgiri and the western end of the Annapurna massif are visible.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4915
Day 13 : Trek to Marpha and walk to Jomsom 2,715m – 05 hrs.

From Yak Kharka walk leads towards a steep down along the narrow mountain path up to a ridge from where Dhaulagiri I and the Tukche Peak become visible again. Today follow the path in the left banks along the Kali Gandaki River up to Marpha Village, following the winding mountain trail that goes downwards to the right side and crossing a stream to reach a little settlement of Alubari with some numbers of small stone huts. Winding around further and keeping still to the right, descend a steep zig-zagging along the narrow mountain side. The final descent, eventually reaches to the center of the village of Marpha, one of the most charming villages on this route, famous for its apple and its product. From Marpha hike for few hours to the large town at Jomsom the headquarter district of Mustang area, afternoon free at leisure.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2715
Day 14 : Fly to Pokhara and transfer to hotel.

Morning transfer to Jomsom airport for a short scenic flight to scenic Pokhara, Pokhara valley another highlight of this fabulous trip, Pokhara regarded as the most beautiful place on this globe with awesome mountain views and natural surrounding with its serene lake Phewa.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
914
Day 15 : Drive back to Kathmandu – 06 hrs.

Morning a scenic drive to Kathmandu, after a wonderful memorable trip in the high mountains of Annapurna area, then on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350
Day 16 : In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.

We have reserved this day to relax and enjoy your last day in Kathmandu with another sightseeing tour in and around Kathmandu at places of interest and importance, as Kathmandu Valley is full of World Heritage Sites the holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath (Little Tibet), Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard in Kathmandu; after an interesting sightseeing back to hotel.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350
Day 17 : International departure homeward bound.

Last day in Nepal with wonderful memorable time in Himalaya trekking and climbing Dhampus / Thapa Peak & Hidden Valley with Team Himalaya and then transfer to airport for the flight back home or to respective destination.

Food
Breakfast

FAQs

Can I climb a Peak?

A fit person with little or no climbing experience can attempt a non-technical climb. Whereas for technical climb, one needs to be fit and trained or have prior experience of climbing peaks. The difficulty of the climb varies for different mountains.

What are the peak climbing trips you provide?

Currently, we provide Island, Mera and Lobuche Peak Climb.

Do I need to travel Insurance?

Travel insurance is really important for peak climbing. We recommend you to get ensured of adequate travel insurance in your respective country. This insurance will help to cover your uncertain medical expenses or helicopter evacuation fees.

What is the best time for mountaineering?

The spring and autumn seasons are the best time for mountaineering activities in Nepal. This includes the August-November and March-May.

Who will be my guide for this adventure?

Experienced, well trained, licensed Sherpa guides will lead and guide throughout the trek and climb.

Do I need a climbing permit?

You are required to get a permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association. They will issue the legal document and then you will be all set for the expedition.

What are the provisions for food and accommodation?

Your accommodation will be in small hotels and tea houses until the basecamp. Once your climb commences from the basecamp all your climbing gear and food will be carried by the porters. A spacious tent will be assigned to you and Sherpas will feed you warm high-altitude food during the climb.

What should I do about drinking water?

Your major source of drinking water is bottled water. Apart from that, purified and filtered and boiled water is available in the teahouses and lodges.

What are the problems that may arise on the altitude?

The amount of oxygen is low so, many climbers generally have a hard time breathing and are prone to AMS. Apart from that, your skin can get sunburned if you don’t apply sunblock or wear protective clothing.

How much time is required for reaching the summit?

It depends on the peak that you choose and also the condition of the weather. Generally, it requires one or two days to summit the peak. Some other factors such as peak elevation and location might also affect the time to reach the summit.

I have never seen a mountain before. Can I climb it?

There is always a first time for everything and climbing a mountain can be one of the best things to try for the first time. There are various options of non-technical peaks that can be attempted by novice climber. Our guides will lead you and train you, if necessary, for reaching the summit.

How difficult is the mountain expedition?

The uncertain weather and geographic layout of the mountains make the climb difficult. This means some peaks require high technical skills whereas others require no technical skills at all.

What kind of meals will be there?

In teahouses and lodges, you will get a variety of dishes including soups, continental dishes, etc. While on the remote regions, Nepali Dal Bhat and noodle soups are available. And on the basecamps and during the summit, a Sherpa guide will prepare dry meals for you.

What is the cost of peak climbing?

The cost solely depends on which peak you wish to climb and also how many fellow climbers you have in your group. The total cost will include your trekking cost, transportation cost, permit costs, guide cost. For more information contact us.

What kind of boots should I pack?

For comfortable journey shoes have thick soles will help you a lot. As there are lots of rocky and steep trails, getting a specific trekking shoe would be a wise idea. However, on snow routes, you will need crampons, ice-ax and another climbing harness.

Is there a facility for communication on the trip?

Most of the popular trails have local VHF Phones but, in remote and isolated regions the communication is limited or not available at all. So, in these cases, a satellite phone is required for communication.

Additional Information

Dear Guest and Travelers to Nepal and other Himalayan destinations, please make sure that you have understood our Terms & Conditions, after having read carefully mutual contract and legal process, which will certainly keep our friendly relation between us for long terms.

After selecting the trip of your choice from our varied programs and itineraries, first step on booking procedure you are requested to fill our booking form and send after completion with 20 % as non-refundable deposit for entire Nepal Trips, as for Tibet & Bhutan trips 40 % non-refundable deposit.
Along with the completed form, you are required to  e-mail your passport copy and flight Ticket  with all detail to us in Kathmandu office at Team Himalaya (info@teamhimalaya.com) .

On receiving your passport copy and detail with completed booking form Plus your non-refundable deposit, then we will proceed and send you a final affirmation receipt with acknowledgment.
All deposit required for selected and chosen trip as per person basis, we will inform you by e-mail regarding direct deposit procedure and details.

As per the booking and Trip money transfer, service charge of respective banks might apply and it should be paid at the time of deposit.

We will e-mail you the details on making payments through your credit card once you have filled up the Booking form.

We accept Visa or MasterCard only with 4% surcharge will be added as processing fee on credit card and wire Transfer  as service charged by the Banks.

The Condition for clearing the remaining balance as per the trip booked is as follow:

The remaining due and balance for all Nepal Trips should be paid and cleared upon arrival.

The remaining balance for other Himalayan countries like Bhutan, Tibet and all multi-country tours needs to be cleared within 35 days prior to your trip departure dates.

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd reserves the right to cancel your trip if the full amount is not paid on time.

In certain circumstances we will accept your last hour booking minimum a week prior to tour departure date for all the trips, in this case full payment is required.

02: How to pay your selected trip deposit:

Credit Card (visa & master):

Please call us 00977-9841824281 to pay over the phone.

Payment:

Please Deposit  by  wire Transfer  to Team Himalaya (P) Ltd and post it to the address below:

Company Address: Team Himalaya (P) Ltd

Bank Transfer:

Bank Address: Himalayan Bank Limited .

Bank address : Tridevi marg ,Thamel ,Kathmandu 

Account No:01908416120019.

Account  Type  : Foreign Currency  (USD)

Bank swift code : HIMANPKA .

03: Refund & Cancellation:

No refund will be made by the company for 20% deposit amount in case of cancellation of your trip for any what so or other reasons.

After having paid full amount of any selected trip, you are entitled to incur refund in case if you want to cancel your trip by informing us earliest as possible to make the charge reasonable as per the company rules and regulation.

Still, cancellation charge is invoiced to you. Written notification of your cancellation should be made to cancel any trip. Nevertheless, you are imposed cancellation charge as advised below:-

60 days or more deposit retained
45 – 50 days before departure 50%
30 – 40 days before departure 75%
20 days before departure 100%

04: Extra Supplement Charge:

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd tour / trek packages, rooms or tents are provided in twin sharing basis. Thus, single room supplement charge will be imposed as extra to client who does not have another tour participant to share room / tent with. It also applies to clients who need single supplement in tents / rooms in hotel or lodge.

05: Early return from any Tours or Treks:

No refund will be entertained to clients on early return from our trips due to personal domestic / medical or personal problem from any other trips regardless of whatever portions remain unused in the itinerary.

06: Amendment in Trip Cost:

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd. reserve the right to revise or change the trip costing rate posted at our website, under any circumstances, or on the pressure of various external factors beyond our control, for instance changes in exchange rate, government action etc. inflation, however assuring that we will put our effort as much possible to keep the present cost rate as it is.

07: Unforeseen Circumstances:

If the company have to cancel the respective trip due to unforeseen circumstances like, natural disasters, political conflict, unfavorable worse climate, broken trail and roads etc., we will refer you for alternative trip of similar types and standard.

Even if this doesn’t suit and fit your like and interest, all trip price paid by you to our company will be refunded with some administration and trip arrangement charge of 15 to 20 % depending upon the trip chosen.

Please note, any other expenses incurred by you as a result of this booking are entirely your responsibility.

08:  Travel / Medical Insurance:

We strongly suggest and recommend all booking Clients to acquire Travel and Medical Insurance as compulsion in all our tour and trekking and climbing trips. It should include adequate protection for tour / trekking / climbing / rafting or any other adventure sports with duration to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, and repatriation or emergency evacuation expenses by any means of transportation such as helicopter rescue, air ambulance and adequate cover for baggage.

09: Health & Fitness:

All our Treks and Tours require sound health and level of fitness before signing with the booking with us, client requires should always check with your local Doctor or Physician regarding your health and fitness before the trip departures to Himalayan destinations.

It’s solely client’s responsibility to inform Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions of any pre-existing medical condition or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your required medical attention, which may affect your capability to travel on the trips booked with us.

Children and Elderly person:

An authorized guardian by the parents must accompany all travelers under the age of sixteen.
Person of more than 70 years of age, although in good health still needs a partner, family member or friends to accompany he / she.

If you have any queries regarding age and suitability, please contact us for further information.

10: Nepal / Tibet Visas & Passport Conditions:

It is important that all clients should have a valid passport with at least six months validity from the return date of travel.

Nepal visas can be obtained from the Nepal Consulate or Embassy in your country or upon arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. The costs of Nepalese visas are sole responsibility of clients. All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date. As you are unable to obtain visas to Tibet you need to send your passport details to Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions for visa applications to travel in Tibet, we require this information at least three weeks prior to departure.

11: Risk and Liabilities:

Team Himalaya main concern is your safety and satisfaction including our staff welfare, therefore we carry out all our assignment sincerely & honestly to ensure your holiday a Hassel Free without any problems.

Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, trip may be changed under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as land-slides, road block, floods, heavy snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents etc. Any extra cost incurring there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.

Flight Delay/Cancellation:

Possibility of domestic flight delay or postponement due to bad weather in Himalayan regions which happens sometimes, in particular around Everest region Lukla, Phaplu, Annapurna / Mustang / Manang region Humde, Jomsom and on the Far West Dolpa, Simikot and Jumla region and on Far East sector Tumlingtar, and Taplejung area.

Trekking in the remote areas or in as described above, especially during off season, you are highly advised to reserve extra days to prepare with some delays and avoid frustrating consequence.
In case of flight cancellation pre-tour/post-tour, you need to borne accommodation and food costs yourself.

12: Our Responsible Adventure Policy:

Our entire tour / trekking guide representing Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions deserve all authority during tours and trekking / rafting or on climb .

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions will ensure to make every effort comfortable and satisfactory in all our trips, but one must understand that Himalayan or Third World and Developing Countries like Nepal cannot afford much of Western and highly timed facilities sometimes depending upon the area of travel, however we will try our best to make your travel enjoyable with memorable time while with us.
Weather is another factor that directly impact on some trips, hence, patience in mind, enthusiasm and proper preparation before head is must.

Your personal belongings:

On any account, we’re not responsible for any loss or damage of your baggage / luggage or property even when it is shouldered by our porters, ponies or vehicles. Our trip escorts and guides will provide necessary safety precautions that this does not arise while with us.

Papers & Documents:

All necessary papers and documents should be presented in sequence for example to issue visa, necessary permits etc. We’re not accountable in case of any trip formality not completed in time before the trip departs on the absent of essential papers and documents.

Team Himalaya list of outdoor equipment requirements are in following list order depending upon the type of holidays chosen from leisure tour, moderate, adventurous to challenging trekking and climbs. Gear required depending upon the season of travel as well and grade of travel and trekking as Nepal is for all season except the wet months of July to mid-September where few travelers visit Nepal.

For Simple Sightseeing Tours in Kathmandu and beyond:
Personal Toiletries, a small day pack or bags to carry your personal belonging that’s water bottles, camera, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets or fleece and insect repellent cream as per the season.

Running /sports shoes or comfortable shoes for short walks, for elderly people walking poles, personal medication, binoculars as option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens.

Sun Hats, Sunglasses, for long drives soft inflatable cushion/pillow is advisable as options and rain proof or umbrella.

For Moderate Hikes and Treks:
Personal Toiletries, a moderate size daypack to carry your personal belonging that’s is water bottles, camera, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets or fleece and insect repellent as per the season.

Running/sports shoes, for elderly people walking poles, personal medication, binoculars an option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens and torch/flashlights.

Sun Hats, Sunglasses, water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled waters as they make litters which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls for refills you bottle where available, rainproof or umbrella. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smokes.

For long Trekking for a week or more above 3,000 meters:
Personal Toiletries, a moderate size day pack or rucksack to carry your personal belonging that’s is travel documents, water bottles, camera, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets or fleece insect repellent as per the season.

Running/sports shoes, good pair of boots, warm woolen/cotton socks, snow gaiters, rain/windproof gear, walking poles an option, personal medication, binoculars an option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens, torch/flashlights.

Gloves, Woolen Beni (camp) Sun Hats, Sun/snow glasses, water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled waters as they make litters which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls for refills where available. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smokes.

On trekking, bigger kit/duffel bags are carried by porters/pack animals (yaks, mules or ponies) which include your heavy personal gear that is sleeping bags, down / duvet jackets and the items that you do require during daytime on walks till designated campsites/lodge.

Challenging Treks and Trekking Peak Climb:
Personal Toiletries, a moderate size day pack or rucksack to carry your personal belonging that’s is travel documents, water bottles, camera, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets or fleece as per the season and altitude wise.

Running/sports shoes, a good pair of boots, warm woolen/cotton socks, snow gaiters, rain / windproof gear, walking poles an option, personal medication, binoculars an option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens, torch/flashlights and spare batteries.

Gloves, Woolen Beni (camp) Sun Hats, Sun/snow glasses, water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled waters as they make litters which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls for refills where available. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smokes.

On trekking, bigger kit /duffel bags are carried by porters/pack animals (yaks, mules or ponies) which include your heavy personal gear that is sleeping bags, down / duvet jackets and the items that you do require during daytime on walks till designated campsites/lodge.

For Trekking Peak Climb:
Plastic Boot        a pair
Crampons        a pair
Ice Axe        one
Harness        one
Carabineer or Karabiner        two each
Snow Gaiters        a pair
Snow / Sun Glass        one each
Warm Gloves        a pair
Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser.        a set each
Down Jacket        one each
Down sleeping bags        one each with inner linear
Main Ropes        200m ( 50m per person) as per the peak is chosen
Snow Bar        2/4 pieces depending upon group size.
Ski Pole (optional)        one each

Following items can be bought or hired in Kathmandu, the above list is standard items required in all climb, however on booking, we will inform with more details on equipment required depending upon the type of various peaks of your choice, ropes, jumar, ice screw are also needed in most of the climb.

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Cultural tour around kathmandu valley

Tour in Nepal

24% Off
$275 $210/pp
Bardiya National Park tour
Bardiya National Park tour

Tour in Nepal 3 Days

11% Off
$730 $650/pp
Chitwan jungle safari tour
Chitwan jungle safari tour

Tour in Nepal 3 Days

Lumbini Tour
Lumbini Tour

Tour in Nepal 3 Days

0% Off
$655 $655/pp
Bungee Jumping in Nepal
Bungee Jumping in Nepal

Tour in Nepal

Lobuche Peak Climbing
Lobuche Peak Climbing

Peak Climbing & Expedition 19 Days

7% Off
$2820 $2615/pp
Mera peak climbing
Mera peak climbing

Peak Climbing & Expedition 17 Days

8% Off
$2650 $2450/pp
Island Peak climbing
Island Peak climbing

Peak Climbing & Expedition 18 Days

5% Off
$2550 $2430/pp
Chulu East Peak climbing
Chulu East Peak climbing

Peak Climbing & Expedition 20 Days

Dhampus / Thapa Peak Climbing & Hidden Valley
Dhampus / Thapa Peak Climbing & Hidden Valley

Peak Climbing & Expedition 17 Days

Naya Kanga peak climbing & Langtang Valley
Naya Kanga peak climbing & Langtang Valley

Peak Climbing & Expedition 19 Days

Yala Peak climbing
Yala Peak climbing

Peak Climbing & Expedition 18 Days

Bird Watching Tour in Nepal
Bird Watching Tour in Nepal

Adventure Sports

Home Stay in Nepal
Home Stay in Nepal

Adventure Sports

Mountain biking
Mountain biking

Adventure Sports

Mountain flights
Mountain flights

Adventure Sports

River Rafting in Nepal
River Rafting in Nepal

Adventure Sports

Paragliding in Nepal
Paragliding in Nepal

Adventure Sports

Ultra-light aircraft flight
Ultra-light aircraft flight

Adventure Sports

Kathmandu valley Ridge Trek
Kathmandu valley Ridge Trek

Hiking Tour 7 Days

$675 $675/pp
Festival tour in Nepal

Tour in Nepal

Temples and Mountains Tour
Temples and Mountains Tour

Tour in Nepal 1 Day

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