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Dhampus / Thapa Peak Climbing & Hidden Valley - 17 Days

Dhampus / Thapa Peak Climbing & Hidden Valley

Overview

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:

  • Conquer Dhampus Peak through a thrilling trek in the secluded upper Kaligandaki valley.
  • Experience awe-inspiring Himalayan beauty while crossing the Dhampus/Thapa Pass.
  • Trek above the world's deepest Kaligandaki river gorge, unveiling stunning vistas.
  • Unveil the mysteries of the mid-western Dhaulagiri Himalaya through exploration.
  • Discover charm in Marpha and Jomsom, linked by a scenic short flight.
  • Behold breathtaking views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna range.

Overviews 

Nepal and Tibet, where a caravan route passes through Upper Mustang before continuing on to South Western Tibet, where trade across the two countries' boundaries continues today much as it has for hundreds of years.
Team Himalaya's amazing journey to Dhampus/Thapa Peak and Hidden Valley continues as it passes through the charming Marpha village, famous for its apple orchards and products, as well as the lovely traditional villages and towns of Beni, Tatopani, Ghasa, and Tukuche. The villages are rich in ancient cultures and Buddhist religions, and you can visit their ancient monasteries. After a few days of fun, the group departs from the human settlement for complete wilderness and travels to the remote . Trekkers must traverse the 5,250-meter-high Dhampus/Thapa pass, which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
Our Team Himalaya expert guides will lead you to the summit of Dhampus / Thapa Peak at 6, 012 metres high after a few days of acclimatisation and preparation. Although the climb is rated PD +, it is a straightforward climb with some technical sections to overcome. Our guides will paved the climb route by fixing ropes and creating ice ledges to make it more accessible for the climb. After admiring the views from the summit and feeling like you are on top of the world, descend using the same route and trek to Marpha and Jomsom before taking a charming flight down to Pokhara and Kathmandu. This is the end of an exciting and once-in-a-lifetime trip with Team Himalaya.

Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m and transfer to hotel. 
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu sightseeing tour and preparations
Day 03: Drive Pokhara 860m - 07 hrs journeys 
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom 2,715 m and drive to Marpha 2,630 m - 01 hr. 
Day 05: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,915 m - 05 hrs. 
Day 06: Rest day for acclimatization and short hike. 
Day 07: Trek to Hidden Valley 4,900m via Thapa / Dhampus Pass. 
Day 08: At Hidden Valley preparation for Dhampus / Thapa peak. 
Day 09: Trek to Dhampus / Thapa peak High Camp - 04 hrs.           
Day 10: Climb Dhampus peak and return to base camp at hidden valley.
Day 11: Reserve day in case of bad weather.
Day 12: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,915m -06 hrs. 
Day 13: Trek to Marpha and to Jomsom 2,715 m – 05 hrs. 
Day 14: Fly to Pokhara and transfer to hotel.
Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu. 
Day 16: Free day at leisure in Kathmandu. 
Day 17: Transfer to airport for international departure 


 

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Day 1 : Team Himalaya staff welcomes you upon arrival in Kathmandu.

When you arrive, meet our TH crew for a courtesy transfer to your hotel in the Thamel area of Kathmandu, which is a fascinating area for shopping and dining at one of the numerous top-notch restaurants, pubs, and bakeries. 
Our guide will provide information on the journey to the climb of Dhampus, Thapa Peak, and Hidden Valley.

Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350
Day 2 : Sightseeing excursion of Kathmandu.

As Kathmandu Valley is home to numerous World Heritage Sites, including the holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath (Little Tibet), Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces, and courtyard in Kathmandu, our city and cultural guide will lead you around Kathmandu in the morning after breakfast at the designated time. After an interesting sightseeing, return to the hotel to get ready for the trip to Dhampus/Thapa Peak 

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

A scenic drive to Pokhara, which takes about 6 hours, is quite interesting and follows the Trisuli river for a while before heading west with views of Ganesh and Langtang Himal as it gets closer to Pokhara with the Annapurna and Manaslu range of peaks. You have the option of flying there, depending on your preference and area of interest. Transfer to a hotel on Lake Phewa (Fewa) in Pokhara, a tourist destination known for its picturesque landscape of mountains and lakes.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
950
Day 4 : Fly to Jomsom (2,715 metres) and drive to Marpha (2,630 metres).

Early in the morning, transfer to Pokhara airport for a short flight to Jomsom. The flight, which takes 22 minutes, offers breathtaking views of the massive Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Lamjung, and Manaslu Himalaya range of mountains. After landing in Jomsom, the Mustang district's administrative centre, treks to Manang, Muktinath, and upper Mustang begin from here.

Jomsom town is situated beneath the majestic Tukuche and Nilgiri Himalayas on the famous Annapurna circuit road. This region is well-known for its apples and apple-related items. When you arrive in Jomsom, meet our trekking and expeditions staff and take a short drive to the charming Thakali-inhabited Marpha village. Because this village is located along the Trans Himalayan Trade Route, which runs through Nepal and Tibet, it is prosperous and well-kept, with whitewashed houses and an old monastery perched above it. Free time in the afternoon to explore this charming 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
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4915
Day 6 : Rest day for acclimatization and short hike.

After crossing the high Dhampus or Thapa pass at 5,250 metres, it is crucial to take a day off to allow your body to properly acclimatise before moving on to higher terrain and climbing Dhampus Peak. The mountains of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho, and Nilgiri are all well visible from this wonderful location.

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

After a relaxing break at Yak Kharka, the morning walk begins with a steep ascent, leaving the vegetation and treeline behind with breathtaking views of Dhaulagri I, Tukuche Peak, and neighbouring mountains across the Kaligandaki river valley. After a strenuous ascent over Dhampus/Thapa pass at 5,250 metres, the walk becomes gradual for a few hours towards hidden valley, where the overnight camp will be located, and will require 4-5 hours of hard ascent.

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

Another rest day will be used to prepare for the ascent of Dhampus or Thapa Peak. This valley, which is on the route of the trek around Dhaulagiri and crosses the French Pass close to Hidden Valley, offers stunning views of the North Face of Dhaulagiri I. To the west, the peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7,751 m), III (7,715 m), and IV (7,618 m) stand towering to the sky, as well

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

In the morning, hike and climb to set up the high camp with stunning views along the way. In the afternoon, survey the trail while our guide fixes ropes where necessary. After a few hours on the same trail, returning from Yak Kharka and the pass, we arrive at the base or high camp, which is likely the highest camping of this adventure. Our guide and leader will then scout the area to find the best route for the climb the following early morning.

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

If the weather is good, it can be completed in one day with a lot of effort, reaching the summit of Dhampus Peak at 6,012 metres with a rewarding panorama of surrounding peaks after being well acclimatised and in good physical condition. Climbing begins early before dawn, following our climbing guide, over icy sections, and climbing the rumble of rocks over the moraines with good support from Team Himalaya expert climbing guides.

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

In case of a problem or trouble on the way, reserve or contingency day.
Depending on the weather and the programme, it may be possible to transfer to lower camp or take a break day here to explore this Hidden Valley.

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

The journey continues after a lovely stay at Hidden Valley as it crosses 5,250m-high Dhampus Pass. The hike begins with a wide scree area and continues for an hour before narrowing and ascending to the high pass through Dhampus Pass at 5,250 metres, which offers views of the Kali Gandaki Valley's deep gorge and the Annapurna ranges beyond. When you get to the top ridge at Dhampus Pass, you can see Mukut Himal in the distance while the Hidden Valley is hidden behind the Col. To get to the campsite at Yak Kharka, there is a hard descent along the rock-covered mountainside.Dhaulagiri's Yak Kharka is a summertime pasture. I is concealed by the size of Tuckche Peak, although Nilgiri and the westernmost portion 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.

A difficult descent over a winding mountain road from Yak Kharka leads to a ridge from where Dhaulagiri I and the Tukche Peak are once again visible. Today, take the left bank of the Kali Gandaki River up to Marpha Village. Then, take the twisting mountain track that descends to the right side and crosses a stream to arrive at the small village of Alubari, which has a few small stone homes. Continue winding around to the right while remaining stationary, then down the steep zig-zagging mountainside.The final downhill eventually brings you to Marpha's village centre, one of this route's most lovely communities and a place known for its apple and other products. From Marpha, reach for a few hours to the big city at Jomsom, the area's administrative centre; the afternoon is left free for leisure.

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

Transfer to the airport in the morning for the short scenic flight to Pokhara, another highlight of this amazing journey. Pokhara is regarded as the most beautiful place on earth because of its breathtaking mountain vistas, lush surroundings, and tranquil lake Phewa.

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

After a fantastic, unforgettable journey through the high mountains of the Annapurna region, spend the morning taking a beautiful drive to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, be transferred to your hotel of choice, with the afternoon free for your own activities.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350
Day 16 : In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour.

We have set aside this day for you to relax and take in your final day in Kathmandu. The Kathmandu Valley is home to many World Heritage Sites, including the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath (Little Tibet), Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces, and courtyards.

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

The final day in Nepal is spent hiking through the Himalayas, climbing Dhampus/Thapa Peak, and exploring Hidden Valley with Team Himalaya. After that, you'll be transferred to the airport for your journey back home or to your next destination.

Food
Breakfast

Not Satisfied with this itinerary?

This represents our standard and highly recommended itinerary. Should this itinerary or date not align with your preferences, we are more than willing to tailor your vacation to meet your specific requirements. The following are our established departure dates. These dates and prices are applicable for joining a group. Allow our travel experts to assist you in personalizing this journey according to your individual interests.

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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:

  • Conquer Dhampus Peak through a thrilling trek in the secluded upper Kaligandaki valley.
  • Experience awe-inspiring Himalayan beauty while crossing the Dhampus/Thapa Pass.
  • Trek above the world's deepest Kaligandaki river gorge, unveiling stunning vistas.
  • Unveil the mysteries of the mid-western Dhaulagiri Himalaya through exploration.
  • Discover charm in Marpha and Jomsom, linked by a scenic short flight.
  • Behold breathtaking views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna range.

Overviews 

Nepal and Tibet, where a caravan route passes through Upper Mustang before continuing on to South Western Tibet, where trade across the two countries' boundaries continues today much as it has for hundreds of years.
Team Himalaya's amazing journey to Dhampus/Thapa Peak and Hidden Valley continues as it passes through the charming Marpha village, famous for its apple orchards and products, as well as the lovely traditional villages and towns of Beni, Tatopani, Ghasa, and Tukuche. The villages are rich in ancient cultures and Buddhist religions, and you can visit their ancient monasteries. After a few days of fun, the group departs from the human settlement for complete wilderness and travels to the remote . Trekkers must traverse the 5,250-meter-high Dhampus/Thapa pass, which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
Our Team Himalaya expert guides will lead you to the summit of Dhampus / Thapa Peak at 6, 012 metres high after a few days of acclimatisation and preparation. Although the climb is rated PD +, it is a straightforward climb with some technical sections to overcome. Our guides will paved the climb route by fixing ropes and creating ice ledges to make it more accessible for the climb. After admiring the views from the summit and feeling like you are on top of the world, descend using the same route and trek to Marpha and Jomsom before taking a charming flight down to Pokhara and Kathmandu. This is the end of an exciting and once-in-a-lifetime trip with Team Himalaya.

Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m and transfer to hotel. 
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu sightseeing tour and preparations
Day 03: Drive Pokhara 860m - 07 hrs journeys 
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom 2,715 m and drive to Marpha 2,630 m - 01 hr. 
Day 05: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,915 m - 05 hrs. 
Day 06: Rest day for acclimatization and short hike. 
Day 07: Trek to Hidden Valley 4,900m via Thapa / Dhampus Pass. 
Day 08: At Hidden Valley preparation for Dhampus / Thapa peak. 
Day 09: Trek to Dhampus / Thapa peak High Camp - 04 hrs.           
Day 10: Climb Dhampus peak and return to base camp at hidden valley.
Day 11: Reserve day in case of bad weather.
Day 12: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,915m -06 hrs. 
Day 13: Trek to Marpha and to Jomsom 2,715 m – 05 hrs. 
Day 14: Fly to Pokhara and transfer to hotel.
Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu. 
Day 16: Free day at leisure in Kathmandu. 
Day 17: Transfer to airport for international departure 


 

Itinerary Detail

Day 1 : Team Himalaya staff welcomes you upon arrival in Kathmandu.

When you arrive, meet our TH crew for a courtesy transfer to your hotel in the Thamel area of Kathmandu, which is a fascinating area for shopping and dining at one of the numerous top-notch restaurants, pubs, and bakeries. 
Our guide will provide information on the journey to the climb of Dhampus, Thapa Peak, and Hidden Valley.

Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350
Day 2 : Sightseeing excursion of Kathmandu.

As Kathmandu Valley is home to numerous World Heritage Sites, including the holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath (Little Tibet), Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces, and courtyard in Kathmandu, our city and cultural guide will lead you around Kathmandu in the morning after breakfast at the designated time. After an interesting sightseeing, return to the hotel to get ready for the trip to Dhampus/Thapa Peak 

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

A scenic drive to Pokhara, which takes about 6 hours, is quite interesting and follows the Trisuli river for a while before heading west with views of Ganesh and Langtang Himal as it gets closer to Pokhara with the Annapurna and Manaslu range of peaks. You have the option of flying there, depending on your preference and area of interest. Transfer to a hotel on Lake Phewa (Fewa) in Pokhara, a tourist destination known for its picturesque landscape of mountains and lakes.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
950
Day 4 : Fly to Jomsom (2,715 metres) and drive to Marpha (2,630 metres).

Early in the morning, transfer to Pokhara airport for a short flight to Jomsom. The flight, which takes 22 minutes, offers breathtaking views of the massive Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Lamjung, and Manaslu Himalaya range of mountains. After landing in Jomsom, the Mustang district's administrative centre, treks to Manang, Muktinath, and upper Mustang begin from here.

Jomsom town is situated beneath the majestic Tukuche and Nilgiri Himalayas on the famous Annapurna circuit road. This region is well-known for its apples and apple-related items. When you arrive in Jomsom, meet our trekking and expeditions staff and take a short drive to the charming Thakali-inhabited Marpha village. Because this village is located along the Trans Himalayan Trade Route, which runs through Nepal and Tibet, it is prosperous and well-kept, with whitewashed houses and an old monastery perched above it. Free time in the afternoon to explore this charming 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
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4915
Day 6 : Rest day for acclimatization and short hike.

After crossing the high Dhampus or Thapa pass at 5,250 metres, it is crucial to take a day off to allow your body to properly acclimatise before moving on to higher terrain and climbing Dhampus Peak. The mountains of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho, and Nilgiri are all well visible from this wonderful location.

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

After a relaxing break at Yak Kharka, the morning walk begins with a steep ascent, leaving the vegetation and treeline behind with breathtaking views of Dhaulagri I, Tukuche Peak, and neighbouring mountains across the Kaligandaki river valley. After a strenuous ascent over Dhampus/Thapa pass at 5,250 metres, the walk becomes gradual for a few hours towards hidden valley, where the overnight camp will be located, and will require 4-5 hours of hard ascent.

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

Another rest day will be used to prepare for the ascent of Dhampus or Thapa Peak. This valley, which is on the route of the trek around Dhaulagiri and crosses the French Pass close to Hidden Valley, offers stunning views of the North Face of Dhaulagiri I. To the west, the peaks of Dhaulagiri II (7,751 m), III (7,715 m), and IV (7,618 m) stand towering to the sky, as well

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

In the morning, hike and climb to set up the high camp with stunning views along the way. In the afternoon, survey the trail while our guide fixes ropes where necessary. After a few hours on the same trail, returning from Yak Kharka and the pass, we arrive at the base or high camp, which is likely the highest camping of this adventure. Our guide and leader will then scout the area to find the best route for the climb the following early morning.

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

If the weather is good, it can be completed in one day with a lot of effort, reaching the summit of Dhampus Peak at 6,012 metres with a rewarding panorama of surrounding peaks after being well acclimatised and in good physical condition. Climbing begins early before dawn, following our climbing guide, over icy sections, and climbing the rumble of rocks over the moraines with good support from Team Himalaya expert climbing guides.

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

In case of a problem or trouble on the way, reserve or contingency day.
Depending on the weather and the programme, it may be possible to transfer to lower camp or take a break day here to explore this Hidden Valley.

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

The journey continues after a lovely stay at Hidden Valley as it crosses 5,250m-high Dhampus Pass. The hike begins with a wide scree area and continues for an hour before narrowing and ascending to the high pass through Dhampus Pass at 5,250 metres, which offers views of the Kali Gandaki Valley's deep gorge and the Annapurna ranges beyond. When you get to the top ridge at Dhampus Pass, you can see Mukut Himal in the distance while the Hidden Valley is hidden behind the Col. To get to the campsite at Yak Kharka, there is a hard descent along the rock-covered mountainside.Dhaulagiri's Yak Kharka is a summertime pasture. I is concealed by the size of Tuckche Peak, although Nilgiri and the westernmost portion 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.

A difficult descent over a winding mountain road from Yak Kharka leads to a ridge from where Dhaulagiri I and the Tukche Peak are once again visible. Today, take the left bank of the Kali Gandaki River up to Marpha Village. Then, take the twisting mountain track that descends to the right side and crosses a stream to arrive at the small village of Alubari, which has a few small stone homes. Continue winding around to the right while remaining stationary, then down the steep zig-zagging mountainside.The final downhill eventually brings you to Marpha's village centre, one of this route's most lovely communities and a place known for its apple and other products. From Marpha, reach for a few hours to the big city at Jomsom, the area's administrative centre; the afternoon is left free for leisure.

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

Transfer to the airport in the morning for the short scenic flight to Pokhara, another highlight of this amazing journey. Pokhara is regarded as the most beautiful place on earth because of its breathtaking mountain vistas, lush surroundings, and tranquil lake Phewa.

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

After a fantastic, unforgettable journey through the high mountains of the Annapurna region, spend the morning taking a beautiful drive to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, be transferred to your hotel of choice, with the afternoon free for your own activities.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350
Day 16 : In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour.

We have set aside this day for you to relax and take in your final day in Kathmandu. The Kathmandu Valley is home to many World Heritage Sites, including the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath (Little Tibet), Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces, and courtyards.

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

The final day in Nepal is spent hiking through the Himalayas, climbing Dhampus/Thapa Peak, and exploring Hidden Valley with Team Himalaya. After that, you'll be transferred to the airport for your journey back home or to your next 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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