Reg. No.:180100/074/075

Snow Dragons Nepal Treks Pvt. Ltd.
Himalayan Explorers
  • Snow Dragons Nepal Treks Pvt. Ltd.
  • Snow Dragons Nepal Treks Pvt. Ltd.

Thapa Peak Climbing

Fact of the Trip:

Trip Name: Thapa Peak Climbing

Grade: Strenuous

Walking Duration: Between 5 to 7 hours, plus rests.

Support: Guide and porters.

Activities: Trekking and Climbing

Max Elevation: 6,012m

Cost: By request, dependent on number in party and total number of days.

Deposit: Confirmation of trek will be sent on receipt of 30% deposit.

Duration: 24 days

  • Overview
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Thapa Peak Climbing (6012m)

Thapa Peak, also known as Dhampus Peak, is located in the Dhaulagiri region. It offers a mix of snow, ice and rock, and provides spectacular views. These include the magnificent pyramid of snow and ice Dhaulagiri I (8163m), Puth Hiunchuli (7146m), Tilicho Peak (7134m), the awesome Nilgiri (6940m), Tukche Peak (6920m), Mukut Himal (6639m), Sita Chuchura (6611m), Hongde Peak (6556m), Thorong Peak (6484m), Yakawa Kan (6482m), Tsarste (6347m) and Tangu Peak (6197m).

Let us not forget it neighbors one of the most isolated valleys in Nepal, The Hidden Valley - from where a number of exploratory treks can be made before or after climbing Thapa Peak. Plus,it borders the world’s deepest valley!

The climbing is not very technical, being ideal for those with experience of trekking and camping at altitude, and/or those with some experience in glacier crossings or climbing.

Snow Dragon Eggs:

We provide expedition supported camping, with quality tents, mattresses and sleeping bags. Our guides are experienced, as are our support guides and porters. All our staff are well equipped, and fully insured. Each group has its own experienced cook, with full camp kitchen, to provide clean, tasty and nutritious meals. We provide a Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) or Oxygen bottles, along with a group medical kit, plus a satellite phone for communication in case of emergency. All our climbing and glacier gear meets EU/UIAA standards.

Day 01:Welcome to Nepal. Airport pick up and hotel transfer, trip planning (permits, equipment check etc.).

Day 02: After breakfast, we visit to Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) and gain a view of Kathmandu valley and city. The afternoon is free to explore and shop, with a quick trip-planning meet before bed.

Day 03: (1) Very early morning drive to Beni, a good 10 hours.

Day 04: (2) We ascend steadily to Maldhunga, which takes about six hours.

Day 05: (3) Our path is less steep today, and we pass through a forest of oaks and rhododendrons, the terrain flaunts out, muddy in places, until we reach Durbang

Day 06: (4) Our journey continues, as we move further and further from civilization, the views become better.

Day 07: (5) Today we descend steeply to be followed by a steep ascent to reach Muri

Day 08: (6) The trail continues to wind up and down, we follow the Dhora Khola, eventually reaching the village of Bagra

Day 09: (7) The route is becoming more demanding, so it is with releaf we reach Dobang

Day 10: (8) We are gaining height, and camp in Upper Vungini (Italian Base Camp)

Day 11: (9) Rest and acclimatization day at the Italian Base Camp

Day 12: (10) The trail becomes harder, and we follow the main glacier, at times needing ropes. Camp at Glacier Camp, either on rocky moraine, slabs of ice or snow.

Day 13: (11) We climb steadily to reach the Dhaulagiri Base Camp, set up our tents on snow.

Day 14: (12) Acclimatization day, below the snow, ice and rock of one of the world’s mightiest mountains.

Day 15: We aim to cross the French Col today, a demanding yet wonderful trek. Leading to the Hidden Valley, once described as being: 'As naked as I was the day I was born. As cold as I will be when I am dead.'

Day 16: (14) Today, we trek along Hidden Valley, not so steep, but often wind-blown and exposed. Thapa Peak Base Camp is our goal.

Day 17: (15) Today we recuperate, aclimitise and make necessary preparation for Thapa Peak.

Day 18: (16) Summit Day, an early start, a hard day - with great rewards.

Day 19: (17) Today we trek to Yak Kharka.

Day 20: (18) Now we are descending into the world’s deepest valley, to reach the apple village of Marpha. As you descend Nilgiri, Annapurna and a host of peaks assail your eyes, your senses.

Day 21: (19) Today we walk to Jomson. Farewell dinner (party) with your trusty porters.

Day 22: (20) Early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Here you are free to explore the Lake area and sample the abundant selection of fine bistros and restaurants.

Day 23: (21) Try paragliding, visit the Mountain Museum or The White Stupa (for great views), or simply take a few hours to relax. Late afternoon we take the flight back to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel - farewell dinner with guide

Day 24: Free day in Kathmandu, or departure (please specify when booking.

Snow Dragon Eggs.

We have added an extra acclimatization day at the Dhaulagiri Base Camp, this also allows for inclement weather or sickness in the group. To save costs, it is also possible to reach Marpha quicker, after climbing the peak, and from there, drop Jomson, take a bus/jeep to Beni, and then bus or taxi to Pokhara.

Cost Included

  • Airport pick up/transfer to hotel.
  • Tourist class hotel, twin sharing. Buffet breakfast.
  • Trek planning meeting.
  • Sightseeing - half day, with own transport and guide.
  • Transport to start and return from end of the trek.
  • TIM’s (trekking) permit.
  • Peak permit, and climbing Guide
  • Cambing treks for 2 Night, base camp, or high camp. Rob, snow baw,
  • Qualified guide, staff, with suitable equipment - all insured.
  • Lodge or simple hotel accommodation. Three meals a day, with tea/coffee, while trekking. Twin sharing.
  • Group medical kit.
  • End of trek dinner.
  • Transport hotel to airport.

Cost Excluded

  • Nepali entry visa,
  • Personal travel insurance, to include trekking, helicopter evacuation, hospitalization and repatriation.
  • Single room supplement, in Hotel or under trek - please advise.
  • Bar bills and laundry. Drinks/personal snacks on route.
  • Lunch/dinner in Kathmandu, and Pokhara.
  • Tips to hotel staff, tourist guide, trek guide & staff.

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