Thapa Peak Climbing
Thapa Peak Climbing

About Thapa Peak Climbing

Thapa Peak Climbing is an adventurous climbing peak situated in the Dhaulagiri region along the Kali Gandaki River. Located northeast of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Thapa Peak stands 6,012 meters from the sea level. Thapa Peak is also known as Dhampus Peak. Even though climbing Dhampus Peak is not so challenging in terms of technical climbing yet the huge exposure to cold and sunlight makes it a little tough to reach the summit.

The trail passes through fine villages and crosses French Pass, Italian Base Camp, Dhaulagiri Base, and Thapa Pass. All of these places offer stunning scenery along with snow-capped mountains. You will be traversing in one of the remotest parts of Himalayas enjoying breath-taking views of Tukuche Peak, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, Mukut Himal, Tangu Peak, Tilicho Peak, etc.

Highlights of Thapa Peak Climbing

  • Adventurous trail
  • Trek through picturesque villages
  • Experience rich culture and lifestyle of locals
  • Cross difficult French Pass
  • Explore Hidden Valley
  • Reach the top of the Thapa Peak
  • Get to see the stunning scenery
  • Witness breath-taking views of Himalayan mountains like Tukuche Peak, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, Mukut Himal, Tangu Peak, Tilicho Peak, etc
  • Relax in natural hot spring in Tatopani
  • Spend a night in beautiful Ghorepani village


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You will arrive at Kathmandu airport, where one of our team members will pick you up and take you to the hotel. Later, in the day, you can explore the vibrant streets of Thamel. End your day by joining a delicious welcome dinner organized by the company.

  • Hotel
  • Welcome dinner

You have a day to visit nearby monuments and explore the local market in the morning. During the afternoon, you will prepare for the trip and pack all the equipment & clothing. 

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

After having a warm breakfast, you begin driving towards Beni. The drive will be long and offers scenic views. You will get to see amazing views of terraced farms, lush green hills, and small settlement areas on the way. 

  • Lodge
  • BLD

Trekking along the Kali Gandaki River, you will move towards Myagdi Khola. You will then cross a few suspension bridges and pass through beautiful villages like Mangalghat, Tatopani, and Singa. At Tatopani, you can take a small break to enjoy the natural hot spring if you want. 

  • Camp
  • BLD

Leaving Babiyachour behind, you trek along Myagdi River and pass through several villages. You will take a small break at Darbang for lunch and cross a suspension bridge. The trail gradually ascends to Dharapani which will welcome you with the first sight of Mt. Dhaulagiri.

  • Camp
  • BLD

The trail passes through villages like Takum and Sibang along with many terraced pastures and farming lands. You will get to see a typical Nepali landscape view that shows scattered villages and high peaks. Further, enjoying superb views of Puta Hiuchuli and Gurja Himal, you cross a suspension bridge over Dhara Khola and reach Muri. 

  • Camp
  • BLD

The trail descends and crosses a bridge over Muri Khola. You then trek through lush bamboo forest and pass by fields. Further, waking on a steep path, you reach Boghara.

  • Camp
  • BLD

Following the west bank of Myagdi River, the trail goes through a lush forest. Further, you trek and reach Lipshe, where you will stop for lunch and move towards Dolang. 

  • Camp
  • BLD

Trekking through lush forests of rhododendron and bamboo, you come across east shore of Myagdi Khola. Crossing the Myagdi Khola on a bridge, you reach Pine Forest.

  • Camp
  • BLD

Today, the trail moves along lush forests of juniper, pine, birch, and rhododendron. You will ascend to a grassy area. Further, you gradually ascend to Italian Base Camp from where you get to see the west face of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Tsaurabong Peak. 

  • Camp
  • BLD

Today is a rest day. You go on short excursions to nearby places to acclimate your body. It is very important to adjust your body to the altitude before moving further to avoid altitude sickness. 

  • Camp
  • BLD

Have a warm breakfast cooked by our team members and get ready to ascend to Dhaulagiri Base Camp. From Italian Base Camp, you gradually ascend towards Dhaulagiri Base Camp enjoying stunning views of Tukuche Peak, Little Eiger, and several other mountains.

  • Camp
  • BLD

The trail moves along a moraine and crosses the left side of Upper Chonbarden Glacier. You will see a raised lateral moraine edge above the valley. Further, the trail gradually ascends towards the French Pass offering excellent views of Tukuche Peak, Tashi Kang, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Sita Chuchura, and Mukut Himal. From the pass, you descend to the Hidden Valley.

  • Camp
  • BLD

This is another rest day to acclimate your body with the altitude. It is a very good chance to explore the remote Hidden Valley.

  • Camp
  • BLD

The trail today ascends along the snowy slope of Dhampus Pass. On the way, you get to see a fantastic view of Dhampus Peak and Mt. Tukuche. Upon reaching the Thapa Pass, the trail descends to Kali Gandaki Valley. From the pass, it is a long walk to Yak Kharka. 

  • Camp
  • BLD

After having breakfast, you ascend towards Thapa Peak Base Camp. The trail offers superb views of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Nilgiri.

  • Camp
  • BLD

Before moving towards the High Camp, you rest for the day. Today, the team leader will give you short climbing training and teach you how to properly use gears. This will help you to increase your confidence. 

  • Camp
  • BLD

You will wake up early and have breakfast. After that, you begin gradually ascending towards Thapa Peak High Camp on the snowy path. On the way, you get to see the pristine landscape view. 

  • Camp
  • BLD

This is an extra day that can be used during bad weather or flight delays. Keeping an extra day will always come in handy in case of an emergency.

  • Camp
  • BLD

The day begins early in the morning. Following the steps of your team leader, you will slowly move towards the summit of Thapa Peak. Breath-taking views of the snow-capped mountains will keep you motivated to reach the top of the pea. After spending some time at the peak, you drop down to base camp for a night stay.

  • Camp
  • BLD

You will follow the same path and descend to Yak Khara. The trail will offer lovely landscapes and mountain views.

  • Camp
  • BLD

Trekking through small villages and enjoying the views of Annapurna Range and Mt. Nilgiri, you reach Tukuche. 

  • Camp
  • BLD

After having breakfast, you begin trekking through lush forests and beautiful small villages. The trail will lead you to Ghasa, where you will be staying overnight.

  • Camp
  • BLD

Leaving Ghasa behind, you descend through many villages and the forested path to Tatopani. In Tatopani, you can enjoy natural hot spring after paying a few bucks and unwind your body.

  • Camp
  • BLD

The first part of the trail ascends to Banthanti. From here, you walk through lovely oak and rhododendron forest to reach Ghorepani. Before reaching Ghorepani, you pass by Nangethanti. 

  • Camp
  • BLD

From Ghorepani, you descend through small villages and forests. You will then drive to Pokhara. In the evening, you will explore the Lakeside market and end your day looking over gorgeous sunset doing boating on tranquil Phewa Lake.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast & lunch

You will either drive or fly to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you move to the hotel. Rest of the day free for you.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

You can use this day as per your wish. If you want we can arrange guided sightseeing tour for you or just get a map and explore around. In the evening, you will join the farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast & farewell dinner

You will return to your home today. Our team member will transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport as per your flight departure time.

    Good to Know

    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:-

    • headache
    • nausea and vomiting
    • dizziness
    • tiredness
    • 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.

    Environmental Practices

    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.

    • Clothing
    • 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
    • Headlamp
    • Trek bag-pack
    • Basic First Aid Kit
    • Daypack
    • Thermo-rest sleeping pad
    • Water bottles

    Climbing gears

    • Climbing harness
    • Ice ax
    • crampons
    • Mountaineering boots
    • AscenderDescender/Abseil device
    • Rope
    • Snow bar
    • Ice hammer
    • Helmet (optional)


    • Quick-drying towel/Small wash towel
    • Soap (biodegradable)
    • Toothbrush/paste biodegradable)
    • Deodorants
    • Face and body moisturizer
    • Nail clippers
    • Small mirror
    • Tissue paper/toilet roll
    • Anti-bacterial Hand wash


    • Trail Map/Guide book
    • Binocular
    • Reading book
    • Journal & Pen
    • Pencils and small notebooks
    • Camera with extra batteries