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Thapa Peak Climbing route
Thapa Peak Climbing begins with a long and scenic drive to Beni. From here, you begin ascending towards Babiyachour, Dharapani, Mudi, Boghara, Dolang, and Pine Forest. The trail includes many ascends & descends. Further, you gradually ascend to Italian Base Camp and hike up to the Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Crossing the challenging French Pass, you descend to the exotic Hidden Valley and move towards Thapa Peak Base Camp. The trail then slowly moves to the top of the peak and drop to Ghorepani villages via many small villages. Leaving Ghorepani behind, you drop down to Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu.
Best time to go Thapa Peak Climbing
You can go to Thapa Peak Climbing from March to May and October to November. These months comprise two seasons; Spring and Autumn. Because of stable weather, moderate climate, and clear sky, trekking in these months is the peak time. You will see many fellow trekkers on the trail.
Thapa Peak Climbing difficulty
Thapa Peak Climbing is a difficult climbing in the Annapurna Himalayas. The trail is tough in terms of dramatic exposure to cold and sunlight. Plus, the high altitude makes the journey more extreme. You need to walk on a snow-covered path that will get steep in some sections. Previous trekking experience is needed to go on this climbing trip. You have to be in good shape and health as well.
Altitude Sickness Symptoms & Prevention
Thapa Peak Climbing is a high altitude journey that involves a huge risk of altitude sickness. Also known as Acute Mountain Sickness, it is a common illness that travels might suffer from if their body is not acclimated properly. To make sure, you do not have to suffer from AMS, we have added adequate rest days in our Thapa Peak Climbing itinerary.
Below you can read about symptoms and prevention of altitude sickness:
Symptoms of altitude sickness:-
- nausea and vomiting
- loss of appetite
- shortness of breath
- Prevention of altitude sickness:-
- Include an adequate number of rest days during the trek/climbing
- Avoid climbing more than 300-500 meters a day
- Make sure you're drinking enough water
- Eat a light but high-calorie diet
- Avoid alcohol
- Avoid smoking
- Inform your guide immediately so that he can take proper action on time
- Drop down to lower altitude and rest for a few days until symptoms getaway
Food & Water during Thapa Peak Climbing
As it is a camping trek/climb, all the meals will be cooked and served by our crew members. Our team members are professionally trained in cooking delicious meals. We will offer you a good variety of food options during the journey and make sure you will get all the required nutrients & calories.
Accommodation during Thapa Peak Climbing
Thapa Peak Climbing involves camping throughout the journey. We will carry all the tents and the required necessities with us. We provide high-quality sleeping tents to all the team members with a common dining tent and toilet tent. The tents will be carried and set by our trained porters. As you will be traversing in one of the very remote areas of Nepal, the chances of getting decent accommodation are very low.
Thapa Peak Climbing cost
The cost of Thapa Peak Climbing compromises services like meals & accommodation during the trip, permits, ground transportation, and expenses of guide and porters. The cost of the packages does not include things like travel insurance, airfare, visa, tips, etc. You can check our cost exclude & include a section for more detailed information. Feel free to get in touch with us anytime for further information.
The protection and preservation of the environment while running adventurous trips is very important for us. We take many different measures during our journey to the unspoiled Himalayas. From encouraging not to use plastic water bottles to carry our waste down to the cities to get it recycled or composted are few of the actions that we are taking.
Likewise, we also work closely with the locals of all the regions and help them either by providing a way to earn a living or donating. While traveling with us, you will not only explore but also contribute to the protection and upliftment of the region.
Thapa Peak Climbing Packing List
We want you to know that you can rent or buy all the gears in Kathmandu. There are several options from medium range brands to high-end brands for all budget types.
- Sun hat/scarf
- Fleece jacket with wind-Stopper
- Waterproof shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket
- Lightweight gloves/Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Fleece/wool pants
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees Fahrenheit
- Trekking poles
- Trek bag-pack
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Thermo-rest sleeping pad
- Water bottles
- Climbing harness
- Ice ax
- Mountaineering boots
- AscenderDescender/Abseil device
- Snow bar
- Ice hammer
- Helmet (optional)
- Quick-drying towel/Small wash towel
- Soap (biodegradable)
- Toothbrush/paste biodegradable)
- Face and body moisturizer
- Nail clippers
- Small mirror
- Tissue paper/toilet roll
- Anti-bacterial Hand wash
- Trail Map/Guide book
- Reading book
- Journal & Pen
- Pencils and small notebooks
- Camera with extra batteries